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From Gary... Bible Reading and Study October 25




Bible Reading and Study   


October 25


The World English Bible


Oct. 25
Song of Solomon 5, 6

Son 5:1 I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride. I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Friends Eat, friends! Drink, yes, drink abundantly, beloved. Beloved
Son 5:2 I was asleep, but my heart was awake. It is the voice of my beloved who knocks: "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, and my hair with the dampness of the night."
Son 5:3 I have taken off my robe. Indeed, must I put it on? I have washed my feet. Indeed, must I soil them?
Son 5:4 My beloved thrust his hand in through the latch opening. My heart pounded for him.
Son 5:5 I rose up to open for my beloved. My hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the lock.
Son 5:6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved left; and had gone away. My heart went out when he spoke. I looked for him, but I didn't find him. I called him, but he didn't answer.
Son 5:7 The watchmen who go about the city found me. They beat me. They bruised me. The keepers of the walls took my cloak away from me.
Son 5:8 I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, that you tell him that I am faint with love. Friends
Son 5:9 How is your beloved better than another beloved, you fairest among women? How is your beloved better than another beloved, that you do so adjure us? Beloved
Son 5:10 My beloved is white and ruddy. The best among ten thousand.
Son 5:11 His head is like the purest gold. His hair is bushy, black as a raven.
Son 5:12 His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, washed with milk, mounted like jewels.
Son 5:13 His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.
Son 5:14 His hands are like rings of gold set with beryl. His body is like ivory work overlaid with sapphires.
Son 5:15 His legs are like pillars of marble set on sockets of fine gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.
Son 5:16 His mouth is sweetness; yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem. Friends
Son 6:1 Where has your beloved gone, you fairest among women? Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you? Beloved
Son 6:2 My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
Son 6:3 I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine. He browses among the lilies,
Son 6:4 You are beautiful, my love, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.
Son 6:5 Turn away your eyes from me, for they have overcome me. Your hair is like a flock of goats, that lie along the side of Gilead.
Son 6:6 Your teeth are like a flock of ewes, which have come up from the washing; of which every one has twins; none is bereaved among them.
Son 6:7 Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.
Son 6:8 There are sixty queens, eighty concubines, and virgins without number.
Son 6:9 My dove, my perfect one, is unique. She is her mother's only daughter. She is the favorite one of her who bore her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
Son 6:10 Who is she who looks forth as the morning, beautiful as the moon, clear as the sun, and awesome as an army with banners?
Son 6:11 I went down into the nut tree grove, to see the green plants of the valley, to see whether the vine budded, and the pomegranates were in flower.
Son 6:12 Without realizing it, my desire set me with my royal people's chariots. Friends
Son 6:13 Return, return, Shulammite! Return, return, that we may gaze at you. Lover Why do you desire to gaze at the Shulammite, as at the dance of Mahanaim?



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.
Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon 5 1
I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride. I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I
have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Friends Eat,
friends! Drink, yes, drink abundantly, beloved. Beloved
I am come into my garden, my sister, [my] spouse; I have gathered my myrrh with my
spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk.
Eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, beloved ones!
I have come in to my garden, my sister-spouse, I have plucked my myrrh with my
spice, I have eaten my comb with my honey, I have drunk my wine with my milk.
Eat, O friends, drink, Yea, drink abundantly, O beloved ones!
Song of Solomon 5 2
I was asleep, but my heart was awake. It is the voice of my beloved who knocks: Open to me,
my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; For my head is filled with dew, My hair with the
dampness of the night.
I slept, but my heart was awake. The voice of my beloved! he knocketh: Open to me, my
sister, my love, my dove, mine undefiled; For my head is filled with dew, My locks with
the drops of the night.
I am sleeping, but my heart waketh: The sound of my beloved knocking! `Open to
me, my sister, my friend, My dove, my perfect one, For my head is filled [with]
dew, My locks [with] drops of the night.`
Song of Solomon 5 3
I have taken off my robe. Indeed, must I put it on? I have washed my feet. Indeed, must I soil
them?
-- I have put off my tunic, how should I put it on? I have washed my feet, how should I
pollute them? --
I have put off my coat, how do I put it on? I have washed my feet, how do I defile them?
Song of Solomon 5 4
My beloved thrust his hand in through the latch opening. My heart pounded for him.
My beloved put in his hand by the hole [of the door]; And my bowels yearned for him.
My beloved sent his hand from the net-work, And my bowels were moved for him.
Song of Solomon 5 5
I rose up to open for my beloved. My hands dripped with myrrh, My fingers with liquid
myrrh, On the handles of the lock.
I rose up to open to my beloved; And my hands dropped with myrrh, And my fingers with
liquid myrrh, Upon the handles of the lock.
I rose to open to my beloved, And my hands dropped myrrh, Yea, my fingers
flowing myrrh, On the handles of the lock.
Song of Solomon 5 6
I opened to my beloved; But my beloved left; gone away. My heart went out when he spoke. I
looked for him, but I didn`t find him. I called him, but he didn`t answer.
I opened to my beloved; But my beloved had withdrawn himself; he was gone: My soul
went forth when he spoke. I sought him, but I found him not; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
I opened to my beloved, But my beloved withdrew -- he passed on, My soul went forth when he spake, I sought him, and found him not. I called him, and he  answered me not.
Song of Solomon 5 7
The watchmen who go about the city found me. They beat me. They bruised me. The keepers
of the walls took my cloak away from me.
The watchmen that went about the city found me; They smote me, they wounded me; The
keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
The watchmen who go round about the city, Found me, smote me, wounded me, Keepers of the walls lifted up my veil from off me.
Song of Solomon 5 8
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, That you tell him that I am faint with love. Friends
I charge you, daughters of Jerusalem, If ye find my beloved, ... What will ye tell him? --
That I am sick of love.
I have adjured you, daughters of Jerusalem, If ye find my beloved -- What do ye tell
him? that I [am] sick with love!
Song of Solomon 5 9
How is your beloved better than another beloved, You fairest among women? How is your
beloved better than another beloved, That you do so adjure us? Beloved
What is thy beloved more than [another] beloved, Thou fairest among women? What is thy
beloved more than [another] beloved, That thou dost so charge us?
What [is] thy beloved above [any] beloved, O fair among women? What [is] thy
beloved above [any] beloved, That thus thou hast adjured us?
Song of Solomon 5 10
My beloved is white and ruddy. The best among ten thousand.
My beloved is white and ruddy, The chiefest among ten thousand.
My beloved [is] clear and ruddy, Conspicuous above a myriad!
Song of Solomon 5 11
His head is like the purest gold. His hair is bushy, black as a raven.
His head is [as] the finest gold; His locks are flowing, black as the raven;
His head [is] pure gold -- fine gold, His locks flowing, dark as a raven,
Song of Solomon 5 12
His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, Washed with milk, mounted like jewels.
His eyes are like doves by the water-brooks, Washed with milk, fitly set;
His eyes as doves by streams of water, Washing in milk, sitting in fulness.
Song of Solomon 5 13
His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping
liquid myrrh.
His cheeks are as a bed of spices, raised beds of sweet plants; His lips lilies, dropping
liquid myrrh.
His cheeks as a bed of the spice, towers of perfumes, His lips [are] lilies, dropping
flowing myrrh,
Song of Solomon 5 14
His hands are like rings of gold set with beryl. His body is like ivory work overlaid with
sapphires.
His hands gold rings, set with the chrysolite; His belly is bright ivory, overlaid [with]
sapphires;
His hands rings of gold, set with beryl, His heart bright ivory, covered with sapphires,
Song of Solomon 5 15
His legs are like pillars of marble set on sockets of fine gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.
His legs, pillars of marble, set upon bases of fine gold: His bearing as Lebanon, excellent
as the cedars;
His limbs pillars of marble, Founded on sockets of fine gold, His appearance as
Lebanon, choice as the cedars.
Song of Solomon 5 16
His mouth is sweetness; Yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, Daughters of Jerusalem. Friends
His mouth is most sweet: Yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, yea, this is my
friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
His mouth is sweetness -- and all of him desirable, This [is] my beloved, and this
my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem!
Song of Solomon 6 1
Where has your beloved gone, you fairest among women? Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you? Beloved
Whither is thy beloved gone, Thou fairest among women? Whither is thy beloved turned
aside? And we will seek him with thee.
Whither hath thy beloved gone, O fair among women? Whither hath thy beloved
turned, And we seek him with thee?
Song of Solomon 6 2
My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of spices, To feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, To feed in the gardens and
to gather lilies.
My beloved went down to his garden, To the beds of the spice, To delight himself
in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
Song of Solomon 6 3
I am my beloved`s, and my beloved is mine. He browses among the lilies,
I am my beloved`s, and my beloved is mine: He feedeth [his flock] among the lilies.
I [am] my beloved`s, and my beloved [is] mine, Who is delighting himself among the lilies.
Song of Solomon 6 4
You are beautiful, my love, as Tirzah, Lovely as Jerusalem, Awesome as an army with banners.
Thou art fair, my love, as Tirzah, Comely as Jerusalem, Terrible as troops with banners:
Fair [art] thou, my friend, as Tirzah, Comely as Jerusalem, Awe-inspiring as bannered hosts.
Song of Solomon 6 5
Turn away your eyes from me, For they have overcome me. Your hair is like a flock of goats, That lie along the side of Gilead.
Turn away thine eyes from me, For they overcome me. Thy hair is as a flock of goats On
the slopes of Gilead.
Turn round thine eyes from before me, Because they have made me proud. Thy
hair [is] as a row of the goats, That have shone from Gilead,
Song of Solomon 6 6
Your teeth are like a flock of ewes, Which have come up from the washing; Of which every one has twins; None is bereaved among them.
Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep Which go up from the washing; Which have all borne
twins, And none is barren among them.
Thy teeth as a row of the lambs, That have come up from the washing, Because all
of them are forming twins, And a bereaved one is not among them.
Song of Solomon 6 7
Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.
As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples Behind thy veil.
As the work of the pomegranate [is] thy temple behind thy veil.
Song of Solomon 6 8
There are sixty queens, eighty concubines, And virgins without number.
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, And virgins without number:
Sixty are queens, and eighty concubines, And virgins without number.
Song of Solomon 6 9
My dove, my perfect one, is unique. She is her mother`s only daughter. She is the favorite one of her who bore her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed, The queens and the
concubines, and they praised her.
My dove, mine undefiled, is but one; She is the only one of her mother, She is the choice
one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and they called her blessed; The queens
and the concubines, and they praised her.
One is my dove, my perfect one, One she [is] of her mother, The choice one she [is]
of her that bare her, Daughters saw, and pronounce her happy, Queens and
concubines, and they praise her.
Song of Solomon 6 10
Who is she who looks forth as the morning, Beautiful as the moon, Clear as the sun,
Awesome as an army with banners?
Who is she that looketh forth as the dawn, Fair as the moon, clear as the sun, Terrible as
troops with banners?
`Who [is] this that is looking forth as morning, Fair as the moon -- clear as the sun,
Awe-inspiring as bannered hosts?`
Song of Solomon 6 11
I went down into the nut tree grove, To see the green plants of the valley, To see whether the vine budded, And the pomegranates were in flower.
I went down into the garden of nuts, To see the verdure of the valley, To see whether the
vine budded, Whether the pomegranates blossomed.
Unto a garden of nuts I went down, To look on the buds of the valley, To see
whither the vine had flourished, The pomegranates had blossomed --
Song of Solomon 6 12
Without realizing it, My desire set me with my royal people`s chariots. Friends
Before I was aware, My soul set me upon the chariots of my willing people.
I knew not my soul, It made me -- chariots of my people Nadib.
Song of Solomon 6 13
Return, return, Shulammite! Return, return, that we may gaze at you. Lover Why do you desire to gaze at the Shulammite, As at the dance of Mahanaim?
Return, return, O Shulamite; Return, return, that we may look upon thee. -- What would
ye look upon in the Shulamite? -- As it were the dance of two camps.
Return, return, O Shulammith! Return, return, and we look upon thee. What do ye see in Shulammith?


Study Questions


The vineyard of the LORD of Hosts is_________________? 5:7

Why are "my people" in captivity? 5:13 with 5:8-12

What was put upon Isaiah's mouth? 6:7



 The World English Bible


 
Oct. 25
1 Thessalonians 2

1Th 2:1 For you yourselves know, brothers, our visit to you wasn't in vain,
1Th 2:2 but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we grew bold in our God to tell you the Good News of God in much conflict.
1Th 2:3 For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception.
1Th 2:4 But even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.
1Th 2:5 For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness (God is witness),
1Th 2:6 nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.
1Th 2:7 But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children.
1Th 2:8 Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the Good News of God only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us.
1Th 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail; for working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached to you the Good News of God.
1Th 2:10 You are witnesses with God, how holy, righteously, and blamelessly we behaved ourselves toward you who believe.
1Th 2:11 As you know, we exhorted, comforted, and implored every one of you, as a father does his own children,
1Th 2:12 to the end that you should walk worthily of God, who calls you into his own Kingdom and glory.
1Th 2:13 For this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when you received from us the word of the message of God, you accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also works in you who believe.
1Th 2:14 For you, brothers, became imitators of the assemblies of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus; for you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews;
1Th 2:15 who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and drove us out, and didn't please God, and are contrary to all men;
1Th 2:16 forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always. But wrath has come on them to the uttermost.
1Th 2:17 But we, brothers, being bereaved of you for a short season, in presence, not in heart, tried even harder to see your face with great desire,
1Th 2:18 because we wanted to come to you--indeed, I, Paul, once and again--but Satan hindered us.
1Th 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Isn't it even you, before our Lord Jesus at his coming?
1Th 2:20 For you are our glory and our joy. 



 
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.
1 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians 2 1
For you yourselves know, brothers, our visit to you hasn`t been found vain,
For ye know yourselves, brethren, our entering in which [we had] to you, that it has not been in vain;
For yourselves have known, brethren, our entrance in unto you, that it did not become vain,
1 Thessalonians 2 2
but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we grew bold in our God to tell you the gospel of God in much conflict.
but, having suffered before and been insulted, even as ye know, in Philippi, we were bold
in our God to speak unto you the glad tidings of God with much earnest striving.
but having both suffered before, and having been injuriously treated (as ye have known) in Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the good news of God in much conflict,
1 Thessalonians 2 3
For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception.
For our exhortation [was] not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile;
for our exhortation [is] not out of deceit, nor out of uncleanness, nor in guile,
1 Thessalonians 2 4
But even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.
but even as we have been approved of God to have the glad tidings entrusted to us, so we
speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who proves our hearts.
but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the good news, so we
speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who is proving our hearts,
1 Thessalonians 2 5
For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of
covetousness (God is witness),
For we have not at any time been [among you] with flattering discourse, even as ye know,
nor with a pretext for covetousness, God [is] witness;
for at no time did we come with speech of flattery, (as ye have known,) nor in a
pretext for covetousness, (God [is] witness!)
1 Thessalonians 2 6
nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.
nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have been
a charge as Christ`s apostles;
nor seeking of men glory, neither from you nor from others, being able to be
burdensome, as Christ`s apostles.
1 Thessalonians 2 7
But we were gentle in the midst of you, as when a nurse cherishes her own children.
but have been gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse would cherish her own children.
But we became gentle in your midst, as a nurse may cherish her own children,
1 Thessalonians 2 8
Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us.
Thus, yearning over you, we had found our delight in having imparted to you not only the
glad tidings of God, but our own lives also, because ye had become beloved of us.
so being desirous of you, we are well-pleased to impart to you not only the good
news of God, but also our own souls, because beloved ye have become to us,
1 Thessalonians 2 9
For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail. Working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and toil: working night and day, not to be
chargeable to any one of you, we have preached to you the glad tidings of God.
for ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail, for, night and day working
not to be a burden upon any of you, we did preach to you the good news of God;
1 Thessalonians 2 10
You are witnesses with God, how holy, righteously, and blamelessly we behaved ourselves toward you who believe.
*Ye* [are] witnesses, and God, how piously and righteously and blamelessly we have
conducted ourselves with you that believe:
ye [are] witnesses -- God also -- how kindly and righteously, and blamelessly to you who believe we became,
1 Thessalonians 2 11
As you know how we exhorted, comforted, and implored everyone of you, as a father does his own children,
as ye know how, as a father his own children, we used to exhort each one of you, and
comfort and testify,
even as ye have known, how each one of you, as a father his own children, we are
exhorting you, and comforting, and testifying,
1 Thessalonians 2 12
to the end that you should walk worthily of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
that ye should walk worthy of God, who calls you to his own kingdom and glory.
for your walking worthily of God, who is calling you to His own reign and glory.
1 Thessalonians 2 13
For this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when you received from us the word of the message of God, you accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also works in you who believe.
And for this cause we also give thanks to God unceasingly that, having received [the]
word of [the] report of God by us, ye accepted, not men`s word, but, even as it is truly,
God`s word, which also works in you who believe.
Because of this also, we -- we do give thanks to God continually, that, having
received the word of hearing from us of God, ye accepted, not the word of man,
but as it is truly, the word of God, who also doth work in you who believe;
1 Thessalonians 2 14
For you, brothers, became imitators of the assemblies of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus; for you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, even as they did  from the Jews;
For *ye*, brethren, have become imitators of the assemblies of God which are in Judaea in
Christ Jesus; for *ye* also have suffered the same things of your own countrymen as also *they* of the Jews,
for ye became imitators, brethren, of the assemblies of God that are in Judea in Christ Jesus, because such things ye suffered, even ye, from your own countrymen, as also they from the Jews,
1 Thessalonians 2 15
who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and didn`t please God, and are contrary to all men;
who have both slain the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and have driven us out by
persecution, and do not please God, and [are] against all men,
who did both put to death the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and did
persecute us, and God they are not pleasing, and to all men [are] contrary,
1 Thessalonians 2 16
forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always. But wrath has come on them to the uttermost.
forbidding us to speak to the nations that they may be saved, that they may fill up their
sins always: but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.
forbidding us to speak to the nations that they might be saved, to fill up their
sins always, but the anger did come upon them -- to the end!
1 Thessalonians 2 17
But we, brothers, being bereaved of you for a short season, in presence, not in heart, tried even harder to see your face with great desire,
But we, brethren, having been bereaved of you and separated for a little moment in
person, not in heart, have used more abundant diligence to see your face with much
desire;
And we, brethren, having been taken from you for the space of an hour -- in
presence, not in heart -- did hasten the more abundantly to see your face in much desire,
1 Thessalonians 2 18
because we wanted to come to you -- indeed, I, Paul, once and again -- but Satan hindered us.
wherefore we have desired to come to you, even I Paul, both once and twice, and Satan has
hindered us.
wherefore we wished to come unto you, (I indeed Paul,) both once and again, and
the Adversary did hinder us;
1 Thessalonians 2 19
For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Isn`t it even you, before our Lord Jesus at his coming?
For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of boasting? [are] not *ye* also before our Lord
Jesus at his coming?
for what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? are not even ye before our
Lord Jesus Christ in his presence?
1 Thessalonians 2 20
For you are our glory and our joy.
for ye are our glory and joy.
for ye are our glory and joy.
 

 Study Questions

Describe what the Thessalonians meant to Paul? 2:19, 20