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From Gary.... Bible Reading and Study October 23







Bible Reading and Study   


October 23


The World English Bible


 
Oct. 23
Ecclesiastes 11, 12

Ecc 11:1 Cast your bread on the waters; for you shall find it after many days.
Ecc 11:2 Give a portion to seven, yes, even to eight; for you don't know what evil will be on the earth.
Ecc 11:3 If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth; and if a tree falls toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falls, there shall it be.
Ecc 11:4 He who observes the wind won't sow; and he who regards the clouds won't reap.
Ecc 11:5 As you don't know what is the way of the wind, nor how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child; even so you don't know the work of God who does all.
Ecc 11:6 In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening don't withhold your hand; for you don't know which will prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both will be equally good.
Ecc 11:7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to see the sun.
Ecc 11:8 Yes, if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many. All that comes is vanity.
Ecc 11:9 Rejoice, young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
Ecc 11:10 Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh; for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.
Ecc 12:1 Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw near, when you will say, "I have no pleasure in them;"
Ecc 12:2 Before the sun, the light, the moon, and the stars are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain;
Ecc 12:3 in the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look out of the windows are darkened,
Ecc 12:4 and the doors shall be shut in the street; when the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of a bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;
Ecc 12:5 yes, they shall be afraid of heights, and terrors will be in the way; and the almond tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goes to his everlasting home, and the mourners go about the streets:
Ecc 12:6 before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the spring, or the wheel broken at the cistern,
Ecc 12:7 and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Ecc 12:8 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher. All is vanity!
Ecc 12:9 Further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge. Yes, he pondered, sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
Ecc 12:10 The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written blamelessly, words of truth.
Ecc 12:11 The words of the wise are like goads; and like nails well fastened are words from the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
Ecc 12:12 Furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Ecc 12:13 This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.
Ecc 12:14 For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil. 




 
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Young's Literal Translation

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Ecclesiastes

 
Ecclesiastes 11 1
Cast your bread on the waters; For you shall find it after many days.
Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days.
Send forth thy bread on the face of the waters, For in the multitude of the days thou dost find it.
Ecclesiastes 11 2
Give a portion to seven, yes, even to eight; For you don`t know what evil will be on the earth.
Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon
the earth.
Give a portion to seven, and even to eight, For thou knowest not what evil is on the earth.
Ecclesiastes 11 3
If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth; And if a tree falls toward
the south, or toward the north, In the place where the tree falls, there shall it be.
If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth; and if a tree fall
toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall
be.
If the thick clouds are full of rain, On the earth they empty [themselves]; And if a
tree doth fall in the south or to the north, The place where the tree falleth, there it is.
Ecclesiastes 11 4
He who observes the wind won`t sow; And he who regards the clouds won`t reap.
He that observeth the wind will not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds will not reap.
Whoso is observing the wind soweth not, And whoso is looking on the thick clouds reapeth not.
Ecclesiastes 11 5
As you don`t know what is the way of the wind, Nor how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child; Even so you don`t know the work of God who does all.
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, how the bones [grow] in the womb of
her that is with child, even so thou knowest not the work of God who maketh all.
As thou knowest not what [is] the way of the spirit, How -- bones in the womb of
the full one, So thou knowest not the work of God who maketh the whole.
Ecclesiastes 11 6
In the morning sow your seed, And in the evening don`t withhold your hand; For you don`t
know which will prosper, whether this or that, Or whether they both will be equally good.
In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand; for thou knowest
not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
In the morning sow thy seed, And at even withdraw not thy hand, For thou
knowest not which is right, this or that, Or whether both of them alike [are] good.
Ecclesiastes 11 7
Truly the light is sweet, And a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to see the sun.
Now the light is sweet, and pleasant is it to the eyes to see the sun;
Sweet also [is] the light, And good for the eyes to see the sun.
Ecclesiastes 11 8
Yes, if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; But let him remember the days of
darkness, for they shall be many. All that comes is vanity.
but if a man live many years, [and] rejoice in them all, yet let him remember the days of
darkness; for they shall be many: all that cometh is vanity.
But, if man liveth many years, In all of them let him rejoice, And remember the
days of darkness, For they are many! all that is coming [is] vanity.
Ecclesiastes 11 9
Rejoice, young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth,
And walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
Rejoice, young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth,
and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes; but know that for all
these [things] God will bring thee into judgment.
Rejoice, O young man, in thy childhood, And let thy heart gladden thee in days of
thy youth, And walk in the ways of thy heart, And in the sight of thine eyes, And
know thou that for all these, Doth God bring thee into judgment.
Ecclesiastes 11 10
Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, And put away evil from your flesh; For youth and the dawn of life are vanity.
Then remove discontent from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh; for childhood
and youth are vanity.
And turn aside anger from thy heart, And cause evil to pass from thy flesh, For the
childhood and the age [are] vanity!
Ecclesiastes 12 1
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the evil days come, and the years draw near, When you will say, "I have no pleasure in them;"
And remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the
years draw nigh, of which thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
Remember also thy Creators in days of thy youth, While that the evil days come
not, Nor the years have arrived, that thou sayest, `I have no pleasure in them.`
Ecclesiastes 12 2
Before the sun, the light, the moon, and the stars are darkened, And the clouds return after the rain;
before the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars, be darkened, and the clouds return after the rain;
While that the sun is not darkened, and the light, And the moon, and the stars, And the thick clouds returned after the rain.
Ecclesiastes 12 3
In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, And the strong men shall bow
themselves, And the grinders cease because they are few, And those who look out of the
windows are darkened,
in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men bow themselves,
and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows are darkened,
In the day that keepers of the house tremble, And men of strength have bowed themselves, And grinders have ceased, because they have become few. And those looking out at the  windows have become dim,
Ecclesiastes 12 4
And the doors shall be shut in the street; When the sound of the grinding is low, And one
shall rise up at the voice of a bird, And all the daughters of music shall be brought low;
and the doors are shut toward the street; when the sound of the grinding is subdued, and
they rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low;
And doors have been shut in the street. When the noise of the grinding is low, And
[one] riseth at the voice of the bird, And all daughters of song are bowed down.
Ecclesiastes 12 5
Yes, they shall be afraid of heights, And terrors will be in the way; And the almond-tree shall blossom, And the grasshopper shall be a burden, And desire shall fail; Because man goes to his everlasting home, And the mourners go about the streets:
they are also afraid of what is high, and terrors are in the way, and the almond is
despised, and the grasshopper is a burden, and the caper-berry is without effect; (for
man goeth to his age-long home, and the mourners go about the streets;)
Also of that which is high they are afraid, And of the low places in the way, And the almond-tree is despised, And the grasshopper is become a burden, And want is increased, For man is going unto his home age-during, And the mourners have gone round through the street.
Ecclesiastes 12 6
Before the silver cord is severed, Or the golden bowl is broken, Or the pitcher is broken at
the spring, Or the wheel broken at the cistern,
-- before the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be
shattered at the fountain, or the wheel be broken at the cistern;
While that the silver cord is not removed, And the golden bowl broken, And the
pitcher broken by the fountain, And the wheel broken at the well.
Ecclesiastes 12 7
And the dust returns to the earth as it was, And the spirit returns to God who gave it.
and the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit return unto God who gave it.
And the dust returneth to the earth as it was, And the spirit returneth to God who
gave it.
Ecclesiastes 12 8
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; All is vanity!
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher: all is vanity.
Vanity of vanities, said the preacher, the whole [is] vanity.
Ecclesiastes 12 9
Further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge. Yes, he pondered, sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; and
he pondered, and sought out, [and] set in order many proverbs.
And further, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people
knowledge, and gave ear, and sought out -- he made right many similes.
Ecclesiastes 12 10
The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written blamelessly,
words of truth.
The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words; and that which was written is
upright, words of truth.
The preacher sought to find out pleasing words, and, written [by] the upright, words of truth.
Ecclesiastes 12 11
The words of the wise are like goads; and like nails well fastened are words from the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
The words of the wise are as goads, and the collections [of them] as nails fastened in: they
are given from one shepherd.
Words of the wise [are] as goads, and as fences planted [by] the masters of
collections, they have been given by one shepherd.
Ecclesiastes 12 12
Furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
And besides, my son, be warned by them: of making many books there is no end, and much
study is a weariness of the flesh.
And further, from these, my son, be warned; the making of many books hath no
end, and much study [is] a weariness of the flesh.
Ecclesiastes 12 13
This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.
Let us hear the end of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is
the whole of man.
The end of the whole matter let us hear: -- `Fear God, and keep His commands, for
this [is] the whole of man.
Ecclesiastes 12 14
For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be
good or whether it be evil.
For every work doth God bring into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether good or bad.`


Study Questions

Who will judge? 11:9

When is the creator to be remembered? 12:1

What is vanity? 12:8




The World English Bible

 
Oct. 23
Colossians 4

Col 4:1 Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
Col 4:2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;
Col 4:3 praying together for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds;
Col 4:4 that I may reveal it as I ought to speak.
Col 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.
Col 4:6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
Col 4:7 All my affairs will be made known to you by Tychicus, the beloved brother, faithful servant, and fellow bondservant in the Lord.
Col 4:8 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts,
Col 4:9 together with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you everything that is going on here.
Col 4:10 Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you received commandments, "if he comes to you, receive him"),
Col 4:11 and Jesus who is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These are my only fellow workers for the Kingdom of God, men who have been a comfort to me.
Col 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
Col 4:13 For I testify about him, that he has great zeal for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for those in Hierapolis.
Col 4:14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas greet you.
Col 4:15 Greet the brothers who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the assembly that is in his house.
Col 4:16 When this letter has been read among you, cause it to be read also in the assembly of the Laodiceans; and that you also read the letter from Laodicea.
Col 4:17 Tell Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it."
Col 4:18 The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand: remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.



 
The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about what the Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.
Colossians
 
Colossians 4 1
Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
Masters, give to bondmen what is just and fair, knowing that *ye* also have a Master in [the] heavens.
The masters! that which is righteous and equal to the servants give ye, having known that ye also have a Master in the heavens.
Colossians 4 2
Continue steadfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;
Persevere in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving;
In the prayer continue ye, watching in it in thanksgiving;
Colossians 4 3
praying together for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds;
praying at the same time for us also, that God may open to us a door of the word to speak
the mystery of Christ, on account of which also I am bound,
praying at the same time also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word,
to speak the secret of the Christ, because of which also I have been bound,
Colossians 4 4
that I may reveal it as I ought to speak.
to the end that I may make it manifest as I ought to speak.
that I may manifest it, as it behoveth me to speak;
Colossians 4 5
Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.
Walk in wisdom towards those without, redeeming opportunities.
in wisdom walk ye toward those without, the time forestalling;
Colossians 4 6
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
[Let] your word [be] always with grace, seasoned with salt, [so as] to know how ye ought to
answer each one.
your word always in grace -- with salt being seasoned -- to know how it behoveth
you to answer each one.
Colossians 4 7
All my affairs will be made known to you by Tychicus, the beloved brother, faithful servant, and fellow bondservant in the Lord.
Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow-bondman in [the] Lord,
will make known to you all that concerns me;
All the things concerning me make known to you shall Tychicus -- the beloved
brother, and faithful ministrant, and fellow-servant in the Lord --
Colossians 4 8
I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and
comfort your hearts,
whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that he might know your state, and that he
might encourage your hearts:
whom I did send unto you for this very thing, that he might know the things
concerning you, and might comfort your hearts,
Colossians 4 9
together with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make
known to you all things that are going on here.
with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is [one] of you. They shall make
known to you everything here.
with Onesimus the faithful and beloved brother, who is of you; all things to you
shall they make known that [are] here.
Colossians 4 10
Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you received commandments, "if he comes to you, receive him"),
Aristarchus my fellow-captive salutes you, and Mark, Barnabas`s cousin, concerning
whom ye have received orders, (if he come to you, receive him,)
Salute you doth Aristarchus, my fellow-captive, and Marcus, the nephew of
Barnabas, (concerning whom ye did receive commands -- if he may come unto you receive him,)
Colossians 4 11
and Jesus who is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These are my only fellow workers to the kingdom of God, men who have been a comfort to me.
and Jesus called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These [are the] only fellow-workers
for the kingdom of God who have been a consolation to me.
and Jesus who is called Justus, who are of the circumcision: these only [are] fellow-
workers for the reign of God who did become a comfort to me.
Colossians 4 12
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, salutes you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
Epaphras, who is [one] of you, [the] bondman of Christ Jesus, salutes you, always combating earnestly for you in prayers, to the end that ye may stand perfect and complete in all [the]  will of God.
Salute you doth Epaphras, who [is] of you, a servant of Christ, always striving for
you in the prayers, that ye may stand perfect and made full in all the will of God,
Colossians 4 13
For I testify about him, that he has great zeal for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for those in Hierapolis.
For I bear him witness that he labours much for you, and them in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
for I do testify to him, that he hath much zeal for you, and those in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.
Colossians 4 14
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas greet you.
Luke, the beloved physician, salutes you, and Demas.
Salute you doth Lukas, the beloved physician, and Demas;
Colossians 4 15
Greet the brothers who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the assembly that is in his house.
Salute the brethren in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the assembly which [is] in his house.
salute ye those in Laodicea -- brethren, and Nymphas, and the assembly in his
house;
Colossians 4 16
When this letter has been read among you, cause it to be read also in the assembly of the
Laodiceans; and that you also read the letter from Laodicea.
And when the letter has been read among you, cause that it be read also in the assembly
of Laodiceans, and that *ye* also read that from Laodicea.
and when the epistle may be read with you, cause that also in the assembly of the
Laodiceans it may be read, and the [epistle] from Laodicea that ye also may read;
Colossians 4 17
Tell Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it."
And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in [the] Lord,
to the end that thou fulfil it.
and say to Archippus, `See to the ministration that thou didst receive in the Lord, that thou mayest fulfil it.`
Colossians 4 18
The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you.
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace [be] with you.
The salutation by the hand of me, Paul; remember my bonds; the grace [is] with
you. Amen.


Study Questions

Why is it important that our talk (speech) be controlled? 4:6