4/10/13

From Terry... look, aim and paddle




I like to fish from a kayak. Well, I like to fish from anything on or near a good body of water. I own a lot of small boats. A few of them I have built myself from scratch with only a set of plans. Hours later. Actually, hundreds of hours later, you have a boat.
Maybe it comes with age, but going fast in a speedboat doesn't excite me like it did when I was 14 years old. Things change. Plans change. The direction of your life changes. Many times those changes feel like it is beyond your control.

Have you ever paddled a kayak or a canoe? If you have you know the basic rule. If you sit in the boat at the water's edge near the shore you will go now where unless... you paddle. You have to make the effort.
On a sunny windless day, with water as smooth as glass and no sounds to overcome the joy of your surroundings, you can actually hear the the kayak slicing through the water as you move forward.
Stop paddling and you will glide to an eventual rest. To move forward or to the side, you have to put in the effort. There you go again and what a joy to share in the beauty of solitude and God's nature.

Have you ever paddled a kayak or a canoe on a windy day? You remember. You started out out and paddled a long distance when when suddenly the weather changed. The direction home meant paddling into the wind. Stop paddling and you will glide for a fraction of a second before the kayak starts moving in the wrong direction. It turns sideways to the wind. It's dangerous being broadside to the wind as you may flip over if a gust of wind and a wave unite their energies against you.

So what do you do? Well be ready for some hard work. The stronger the wind- the more energy and determination it will take to keep you going forward - toward your goal.

It's a frustrating time. It may even hurt. Your arms may tell you "Just stop!" But you can't or you won't make it home.

Before technology. Before GPS and satellites. Yes, even before compasses were invented, people navigated away from home and back by one of two methods. Both having to do with sight. Day time and night time.
So imagine again paddling the kayak forward, facing where you want to go. Pick a point. Make it a landmark. Now paddle and paddle hard into that wind toward your goal.
So easy, right? Except for the wind and the torrential rain. But you ignore the elements with your concentration and your focus fixed on that landmark. The result is progress, forward momentum.
Have you ever paddled a kayak or a canoe at night? At night in bad windy weather? I don't recommend it. But those explorers of the pre-technology age were able to do just that, and they used their sight. They used the stars of the night. You choose a star and aim for it. Once again you paddle.
You don't have to be afraid. You have to be determined. You have to choose your goal and trust that with every stroke you take, you'll be closer to home.



To each of you blessings and remember to look, aim and paddle.

Thanks Terry!!!
Your post reminds of this passage from the book of Isaiah...

Isaiah, Chapter 48
  17 Thus says Yahweh, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am Yahweh your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way that you should go.

  18 Oh that you had listened to my commandments! then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea: 

Gary



From Brian Donovan... To meet such a man




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TO MEET SUCH A MAN

I sat, with two friends, in the picture window of a quaint restaurant just off the corner of the town-square.. The food and the company were both especially good that day.

As we talked, my attention was drawn outside, across the street. There, walking into town, was a man who appeared to be carrying all his worldly goods on his back. He was carrying, a well-worn sign that read, 'I will work for food.' My heart sank.

I brought him to the attention of my friends and noticed that others around us had stopped eating to focus on him.. Heads moved in a mixture of sadness and disbelief.

We continued with our meal, but his image lingered in my mind. We finished our meal and went our separate ways.. I had errands to do and quickly set out to accomplish them. I glanced toward the town square, looking somewhat halfheartedly for the strange visitor. I was fearful, knowing that seeing him again would call some response. I drove through town and saw nothing of him I made some purchases at a store and got back in my car.

Deep within me, the Spirit of God kept speaking to me: 'Don't go back to the office until you've at least driven once more around the square.'

Then with some hesitancy, I headed back into town. As I turned the square's third corner, I saw him. He was standing on the steps of the store front church, going through his sack.

I stopped and looked; feeling both compelled to speak to him, yet wanting to drive on. The empty parking space on the corner seemed to be a sign from God: an invitation to park. I pulled in, got out and approached the town's newest visitor.

'Looking for the pastor?' I asked.

'Not really,' he replied, 'just resting

'Have you eaten today?'

'Oh, I ate something early this morning.'

'Would you like to have lunch with me?'

'Do you have some work I could do for you?'

'No work,' I replied. 'I commute here to work from the city, but I would like to take you to lunch.

Sure,' he replied with a smile.

As he began to gather his things, I asked some surface questions. Where you headed?'

' St. Louis

'Where you from?'

'Oh, all over; mostly Florida '

'How long you been walking?'

'Fourteen years,' came the reply.

I knew I had met someone unusual. We sat across from each other in the same restaurant I had left earlier His face was weathered slightly beyond his 38 years. His eyes were dark yet clear, and he spoke with an eloquence and articulation that was startling. He removed his jacket to reveal a bright red T-shirt that said, 'Jesus is The Never Ending Story.'

Then Daniel's story began to unfold. He had seen rough times early in life. He'd made some wrong choices and reaped the consequences. Fourteen years earlier, while backpacking across the country, he had stopped on the beach in Daytona. He tried to hire on with some men who were putting up a large tent and some equipment. A concert, he thought.

He was hired, but the tent would not house a concert but revival services, and in those services he saw life more clearly. He gave his life over to God

'Nothing's been the same since,' he said, 'I felt the Lord telling me to keep walking, and so I did, some 14 years now.'

'Ever think of stopping?' I asked.

'Oh, once in a while, when it seems to get the best of me But God has given me this calling. I give out Bibles.. That's what's in my sack. I work to buy food and Bibles, and I give them out when His Spirit leads.'

I sat amazed. My homeless friend was not homeless. He was on a mission and lived this way by choice. The question burned inside for a moment and then I asked: 'What's it like?'

'What? '

'To walk into a town carrying all your things on your back and to show your sign?'

'Oh, it was humiliating at first. People would stare and make comments. Once someone tossed a piece of half-eaten bread and made a gesture that certainly didn't make me feel welcome. But then it became humbling to realize that God was using me to touch lives and change people's concepts of other folks like me.'

My concept was changing, too. We finished our dessert and gathered his things. Just outside the door, he paused. He turned to me and said, 'Come Ye blessed of my Father and inherit the kingdom I've prepared for you. For when I was hungry you gave me food , when I was thirsty you gave me drink, a stranger and you took me in.'

I felt as if we were on holy ground. 'Could you use another Bible?' I asked.

He said he preferred a certain translation. It traveled well and was not too heavy. It was also his personal favorite. 'I've read through it 14 times,' he said.

'I'm not sure we've got one of those, but let's stop by our church and see'. I was able to find my new friend a Bible that would do well, and he seemed very grateful.

'Where are you headed from here?' I asked..

'Well, I found this little map on the back of this amusement park coupon.'

'Are you hoping to hire on there for awhile?'

'No, I just figure I should go there. I figure someone under that star right there needs a Bible, so that's where I'm going next.'

He smiled, and the warmth of his spirit radiated the sincerity of his mission. I drove him back to the town-square where we'd met two hours earlier, and as we drove, it started raining. We parked and unloaded his things.

'Would you sign my autograph book?' he asked. 'I like to keep messages from folks I meet.'

I wrote in his little book that his commitment to his calling had touched my life. I encouraged him to stay strong. And I left him with a verse of scripture from Jeremiah, 'I know the plans I have for you, declared the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you; Plans to give you a future and a hope.'

'Thanks, man,' he said. 'I know we just met and we're really just strangers, but I love you.'

'I know,' I said, 'I love you, too.' 'The Lord is good!'

'Yes, He is. How long has it been since someone hugged you?' I asked.

'A long time,' he replied

And so on the busy street corner in the drizzling rain, my new friend and I embraced, and I felt deep inside that I had been changed. He put his things on his back, smiled his winning smile and said, 'See you in the New Jerusalem .'

'I'll be there!' was my reply.

He began his journey again. He headed away with his sign dangling from his bedroll and pack of Bibles. He stopped, turned and said, 'When you see something that makes you think of me, will you pray for me?'

'You bet,' I shouted back, 'God bless.'

'God bless.' And that was the last I saw of him.

Late that evening as I left my office, the wind blew strong. The cold front had settled hard upon the town. I bundled up and hurried to my car. As I sat back and reached for the emergency brake, I saw them... a pair of well-worn brown work gloves neatly laid over the length of the handle. I picked them up and thought of my friend and wondered if his hands would stay warm that night without them.
Then I remembered his words: 'If you see something that makes you think of me, will you pray for me?'

Today his gloves lie on my desk in my office. They help me to see the world and its people in a new way, and they help me remember those two hours with my unique friend and to pray for his ministry. 'See you in the New Jerusalem,' he said. Yes, Daniel, I know I will...

If this story touched you, forward it to a friend!



From Gary... Bible Reading, Apr. 10 (Composite Text)


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



Numbers 11 1
The people were as murmurers, [speaking] evil in the ears of Yahweh: and when Yahweh heard it, his anger was kindled; and the fire of Yahweh burnt among them, and devoured in the uttermost part of the camp.
And it came to pass that when the people murmured, it was evil in the ears of Jehovah; and Jehovah heard it, and his anger was kindled, and the fire of Jehovah burned among them, and consumed [some] in the extremity of the camp.
And the people is evil, as those sighing habitually in the ears of Jehovah, and Jehovah heareth, and His anger burneth, and the fire of Jehovah burneth among them, and consumeth in the extremity of the camp.

Numbers 11 2
The people cried to Moses; and Moses prayed to Yahweh, and the fire abated.
And the people cried to Moses; and Moses prayed to Jehovah -- and the fire abated.
And the people cry unto Moses, and Moses prayeth unto Jehovah, and the fire is quenched;

Numbers 11 3
The name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of Yahweh burnt among them.
And they called the name of that place Taberah; because a fire of Jehovah burned among them.
and he calleth the name of that place Taberah, for the fire of Jehovah hath `burned` among them.

Numbers 11 4
The mixed multitude that was among them lusted exceedingly: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?
And the mixed multitude that was among them lusted; and the children of Israel also wept again and said, Who will give us flesh to eat?
And the rabble who [are] in its midst have lusted greatly, and the sons of Israel also turn back and weep, and say, `Who doth give us flesh?

Numbers 11 5
We remember the fish, which we ate in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic:
We remember the fish that we ate in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic;
We have remembered the fish which we do eat in Egypt for nought, the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick;

Numbers 11 6
but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all save this manna to look on.
and now our soul is dried up: there is nothing at all but the manna before our eyes.
and now our soul [is] dry, there is not anything, save the manna, before our eyes.`

Numbers 11 7
The manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance of it as the appearance of bdellium.
And the manna was as coriander seed, and its appearance as the appearance of bdellium.
And the manna is as coriander seed, and its aspect as the aspect of bdolach;

Numbers 11 8
The people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in mortars, and boiled
it in pots, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.
The people went about, and gathered it, and ground it with hand-mills, or beat it inmortars, and boiled it in pots, and made cakes of it; and the taste of it was as the taste of oil-cakes.
the people have turned aside and gathered [it], and ground [it] with millstones,or beat [it] in a mortar, and boiled [it] in a pan, and made it cakes, and its taste hath been as the taste of the moisture of oil.

Numbers 11 9
When the dew fell on the camp in the night, the manna fell on it.
And when the dew fell upon the camp by night, the manna fell upon it.
And in the descending of the dew on the camp by night, the manna descendeth upon it.

Numbers 11 10
Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, every man at the door of his tent: and the anger of Yahweh was kindled greatly; and Moses was displeased.
And Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every one at the entrance of his tent; and the anger of Jehovah was kindled greatly; it was also evil in the eyes of Moses.
And Moses heareth the people weeping by its families, each at the opening of his tent, and the anger of Jehovah burneth exceedingly, and in the eyes of Moses [it is] evil.

Numbers 11 11
Moses said to Yahweh, Why have you dealt ill with your servant? and why haven`t I found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me?
And Moses said to Jehovah, Why hast thou done evil to thy servant, and why have I not found favour in thine eyes, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?
And Moses saith unto Jehovah, `Why hast Thou done evil to Thy servant? and why have I not found grace in Thine eyes -- to put the burden of all this people upon me?

Numbers 11 12
Have I conceived all this people? have I brought them forth, that you should tell me, Carry them in your bosom, as a nursing-father carries the sucking child, to the land which you swore to their fathers?
Have I conceived all this people, have I brought them forth, that thou sayest to me, Carry them in thy bosom, as the nursing-father beareth the suckling, unto the land which thou didst swear unto their fathers?
I -- have I conceived all this people? I -- have I begotten it, that Thou sayest unto me, Carry it in thy bosom as the nursing father beareth the suckling, unto the ground which Thou hast sworn to its fathers?

Numbers 11 13
Whence should I have flesh to give to all this people? for they weep to me, saying, Give us flesh,
that we may eat.
Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh that we may eat!
Whence have I flesh to give to all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give to us flesh, and we eat.

Numbers 11 14
I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.
I am not able to bear all this people alone, for it is too heavy for me.
I am not able -- I alone -- to bear all this people, for [it is] too heavy for me;

Numbers 11 15
If you deal thus with me, please kill me out of hand, if I have found favor in your sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.
And if thou deal thus with me, slay me, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, that I may not behold my wretchedness.
and if thus Thou art doing to me -- slay me, I pray Thee; slay, if I have found grace in thine eyes, and let me not look on mine affliction.`

Numbers 11 16
Yahweh said to Moses, Gather to me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them to the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with you.
And Jehovah said to Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and their officers; and take them to the tent of meeting, and they shall stand there with thee.
And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `Gather to Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou hast known that they are elders of the people, and its authorities; and thou hast taken them unto the tent of meeting, and they have stationed themselves there with thee,

Numbers 11 17
I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of the Spirit which is on you, and will put it on them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you not bear it yourself alone.
And I will come down and talk with thee there; and I will take of the Spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, and thou shalt not bear it alone.
and I have come down and spoken with thee there, and have kept back of the Spirit which [is] upon thee, and have put on them, and they have borne with thee some of the burden of the people, and thou dost not bear [it] thyself alone.

Numbers 11 18
Say you to the people, Sanctify yourselves against tomorrow, and you shall eat flesh; for you have wept in the ears of Yahweh, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore Yahweh will give you flesh, and you shall eat.
And unto the people shalt thou say, Hallow yourselves for to-morrow, and ye shall eat flesh; for ye have wept in the ears of Jehovah, saying, Who will give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt; and Jehovah will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.
`And unto the people thou dost say, Sanctify yourselves for to-morrow, and ye have eaten flesh (for ye have wept in the ears of Jehovah, saying, Who doth give us flesh? for we [had] good in Egypt) -- and Jehovah hath given to you flesh, and ye have
eaten.

Numbers 11 19
You shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days,
Not one day shall ye eat, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;
Ye do not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days; --
Numbers 11 20
but a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome to you; because that you have rejected Yahweh who is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?
[but] for a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it become loathsome unto you; because that ye have despised Jehovah who is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?
unto a month of days, till that it come out from your nostrils, and it hath become to you an abomination; because that ye have loathed Jehovah, who [is] in your midst, and weep before Him, saying, Why is this? -- we have come out of Egypt!`

Numbers 11 21
Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and you have said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.
And Moses said, The people in whose midst I am are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou sayest, I will give them flesh that they may eat a whole month.
And Moses saith, `Six hundred thousand footmen [are] the people in whose midst I [am]; and Thou, Thou hast said, Flesh I give to them, and they have eaten, a month of days!

Numbers 11 22
Shall flocks and herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?
Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered for them, to suffice them?
Is flock and herd slaughtered for them, that one hath found for them? -- are all the fishes of the sea gathered for them -- that one hath found for them?`

Numbers 11 23
Yahweh said to Moses, Has Yahweh`s hand grown short? now shall you see whether my word shall
happen to you or not.
And Jehovah said to Moses, Hath Jehovah`s hand become short? Now shalt thou see whether my word will come to pass unto thee or not.
And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `Is the hand of Jehovah become short? now thou dost see whether My word meeteth thee or not.`

Numbers 11 24
Moses went out, and told the people the words of Yahweh: and he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the Tent.
And Moses went out and told the people the words of Jehovah; and he gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tent.
And Moses goeth out, and speaketh unto the people the words of Jehovah, and gathereth seventy men of the elders of the people, and causeth them to stand
round about the tent,

Numbers 11 25
Yahweh came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was on him, and put it on the seventy elders: and it happened that when the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did so no more.
And Jehovah came down in a cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and put it upon the seventy men, the elders; and it came to pass, that when the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did not repeat [it].
and Jehovah cometh down in the cloud, and speaketh unto him, and keepeth back of the Spirit which [is] on him, and putteth on the seventy men of the elders; and it cometh to pass at the resting of the Spirit on them, that they prophesy, and do not cease.

Numbers 11 26
But there remained two men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested on them; and they were of those who were written, but had not gone out to the Tent; and they prophesied in the camp.
And two men remained in the camp, the name of the one, Eldad, and the name of the other, Medad; and the Spirit rested upon them (and they were among them that were written, but they had not gone out to the tent); and they prophesied in the camp.
And two of the men are left in the camp, the name of the one [is] Eldad, and the name of the second Medad, and the spirit resteth upon them, (and they are among those written, and have not gone out to the tent), and they prophesy in the camp;

Numbers 11 27
There ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. 
And there ran a youth, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.
and the young man runneth, and declareth to Moses, and saith, `Eldad and Medad
are prophesying in the camp.`

Numbers 11 28
Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses, one of his chosen men, answered, My lord Moses, forbid them.
And Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them!
And Joshua son of Nun, minister of Moses, [one] of his young men, answereth and saith, `My lord Moses, restrain them.`

Numbers 11 29
Moses said to him, Are you jealous for my sake? would that all Yahweh`s people were prophets, that Yahweh would put his Spirit on them!
But Moses said to him, Enviest thou for my sake? would that all Jehovah`s people were prophets, [and] that Jehovah would put his Spirit upon them!
And Moses saith to him, `Art thou zealous for me? O that all Jehovah`s people were prophets! that Jehovah would put His Spirit upon them!`

Numbers 11 30
Moses got him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.
And Moses withdrew into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.
And Moses is gathered unto the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

Numbers 11 31
There went forth a wind from Yahweh, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, about a day`s journey on this side, and a day`s journey on the other side, round about the camp, and about two cubits above the surface of the earth.
And there went forth a wind from Jehovah, and drove quails from the sea, and cast them about the camp, about a day`s journey on this side, and about a day`s journey on the other side, round about the camp, and about two cubits above the earth.
And a spirit hath journeyed from Jehovah, and cutteth off quails from the sea, and leaveth by the camp, as a day`s journey here, and as a day`s journey there, round about the camp, and about two cubits, on the face of the land.

Numbers 11 32
The people rose up all that day, and all the night, and all the next day, and gathered the quails: he who gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.
And the people rose up all that day, and the whole night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered little gathered ten homers; and they spread them abroad for themselves round about the camp.
And the people rise all that day, and all the night, and all the day after, and gather the quails -- he who hath least hath gathered ten homers -- and they spread them out for themselves round about the camp.

Numbers 11 33
While the flesh was yet between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of Yahweh was kindled against the people, and Yahweh struck the people with a very great plague.
The flesh was yet between their teeth, before it was chewed, when the wrath of Jehovah was kindled against the people, and Jehovah smote the people with a very great plague.
The flesh is yet between their teeth -- it is not yet cut off -- and the anger of Jehovah hath burned among the people, and Jehovah smiteth among the people -- a very great smiting;

Numbers 11 34
The name of that place was called Kibrothhattaavah, because there they buried the people who lusted.
And they called the name of that place Kibroth-hattaavah; because there they buried the people who lusted.
and [one] calleth the name of that place Kibroth-Hattaavah, for there they have buried the people who lust.

Numbers 11 35
From Kibrothhattaavah the people journeyed to Hazeroth; and they abode at Hazeroth.
From Kibroth-hattaavah the people journeyed to Hazeroth; and they were at Hazeroth.
From Kibroth-Hattaavah have the people journeyed to Hazeroth, and they are in Hazeroth.

Numbers 12 1
Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married; for he had married a Cushite woman.
And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had taken; for he had taken a Cushite as wife.
And Miriam speaketh -- Aaron also -- against Moses concerning the circumstance of the Cushite woman whom he had taken: for a Cushite woman he had taken;

Numbers 12 2
They said, Has Yahweh indeed spoken only with Moses? Hasn`t he spoken also with us? Yahweh heard it.
And they said, Has Jehovah indeed spoken only to Moses? has he not spoken also to us? And Jehovah heard it.
and they say, `Only by Moses hath Jehovah spoken? also by us hath he not spoken?` and Jehovah heareth.

Numbers 12 3
Now the man Moses was very humble, above all the men who were on the surface of the earth.
But the man Moses was very meek, above all men that were upon the face of the earth.
And the man Moses [is] very humble, more than any of the men who [are] on the face of the ground.

Numbers 12 4
Yahweh spoke suddenly to Moses, and to Aaron, and to Miriam, Come out you three to the tent of meeting. They three came out.
Then Jehovah spoke suddenly to Moses, and to Aaron, and to Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tent of meeting. And they went out, they three.
And Jehovah saith suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, `Come out ye three unto the tent of meeting;` and they three come out.

Numbers 12 5
Yahweh came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the door of the Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forth.
And Jehovah came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood at the entrance of the tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forth.
And Jehovah cometh down in the pillar of the cloud, and standeth at the opening of the tent, and calleth Aaron and Miriam, and they come out both of them.

Numbers 12 6
He said, Hear now my words: if there be a prophet among you, I Yahweh will make myself known to him in a vision, I will speak with him in a dream.
And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I Jehovah will make myself known to him in a vision, I will speak to him in a dream.
And He saith, `Hear, I pray you, My words: If your prophet is of Jehovah -- in an appearance unto him I make Myself known; in a dream I speak with him;

Numbers 12 7
My servant Moses is not so; he is faithful in all my house:
Not so my servant Moses: he is faithful in all my house.
not so My servant Moses; in all My house he [is] stedfast;

Numbers 12 8
with him will I speak mouth to mouth, even manifestly, and not in dark speeches; and the form
of Yahweh shall he see: why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses? Mouth to mouth do I speak to him openly, and not in riddles; and the form of Jehovah doth he behold. Why then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?
mouth unto mouth I speak with him, and [by] an appearance, and not in riddles; and the form of Jehovah he beholdeth attentively; and wherefore have ye not been afraid to speak against My servant -- against Moses?`

Numbers 12 9
The anger of Yahweh was kindled against them; and he departed.
And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against them, and he went away;
And the anger of Jehovah burneth against them, and He goeth on,

Numbers 12 10
The cloud removed from over the Tent; and, behold, Miriam was leprous, as [white as] snow: and Aaron looked at Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.
and the cloud departed from off the tent. And behold, Miriam was leprous as snow; and Aaron turned toward Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.
and the cloud hath turned aside from off the tent, and lo, Miriam [is] leprous as snow; and Aaron turneth unto Miriam, and lo, leprous!

Numbers 12 11
Aaron said to Moses, Oh, my lord, please don`t lay sin on us, for that we have done foolishly, and for that we have sinned.
Then Aaron said to Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not this sin upon us, wherein we have been foolish, and have sinned!
And Aaron saith unto Moses, `O, my lord, I pray thee, lay not upon us sin [in] which we have been foolish, and [in] which we have sinned;

Numbers 12 12
Let her not, I pray, be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother`s womb.
Let her not be as one stillborn, half of whose flesh is consumed when he comes out of his mother`s womb.
let her not, I pray thee, be as [one] dead, when in his coming out from the womb of his mother -- the half of his flesh is consumed.`

Numbers 12 13
Moses cried to Yahweh, saying, Heal her, God, I beg you.
And Moses cried to Jehovah, saying, O ·God, heal her, I beseech thee!
And Moses crieth unto Jehovah, saying, `O God, I pray Thee, give, I pray Thee, healing to her.`

Numbers 12 14
Yahweh said to Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, shouldn`t she be ashamed seven days? let her be shut up outside of the camp seven days, and after that she shall be brought in again.
And Jehovah said to Moses, But had her father anyways spat in her face, should she not be shamed seven days? She shall be shut outside the camp seven days, and afterwards she shall be received in [again].
And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `And her father had but spat in her face -- is she not ashamed seven days? she is shut out seven days at the outside of the camp, and afterwards she is gathered.`

Numbers 12 15
Miriam was shut up outside of the camp seven days: and the people didn`t travel until Miriam was brought in again.
And Miriam was shut outside the camp seven days; and the people did not journey till Miriam was received in [again].
And Miriam is shut out at the outside of the camp seven days, and the people hath not journeyed till Miriam is gathered;

Numbers 12 16
Afterward the people journeyed from Hazeroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Paran.
And afterwards the people journeyed from Hazeroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Paran.
and afterwards have the people journeyed from Hazeroth, and they encamp in the wilderness of Paran.



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Luke
Luke 7 1
After he had finished speaking in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
And when he had completed all his words in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
And when he completed all his sayings in the ears of the people, he went into Capernaum;

Luke 7 2
A certain centurion`s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and at the point of death.
And a certain centurion`s bondman who was dear to him was ill and about to die;
and a certain centurion`s servant being ill, was about to die, who was much valued by him,

Luke 7 3
When he heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and save his servant.
and having heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, begging him that he might come and save his bondman.
and having heard about Jesus, he sent unto him elders of the Jews, beseeching him, that having come he might thoroughly save his servant.

Luke 7 4
When they came to Jesus, they begged him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy for you to do this for him,
But they, being come to Jesus, besought him diligently, saying, He is worthy to whom thou shouldest grant this,
And they, having come near unto Jesus, were calling upon him earnestly, saying -- `He is worthy to whom thou shalt do this,

Luke 7 5
for he loves our nation, and he built our synagogue for us."
for he loves our nation, and himself has built the synagogue for us.
for he doth love our nation, and the synagogue he did build to us.`

Luke 7 6
Jesus went with them. When he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, don`t trouble yourself, for I am not worthy for you to come under my roof.
And Jesus went with them. But already, when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent to him friends, saying to him, Lord, do not trouble thyself, for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof.
And Jesus was going on with them, and now when he is not far distant from the house the centurion sent unto him friends, saying to him, `Sir, be not troubled, for I am not worthy that under my roof thou mayest enter;

Luke 7 7
Therefore I didn`t even think myself worthy to come to you; but say the word, and my servant will be healed.
Wherefore neither did I count myself worthy to come to thee. But say by a word and my servant shall be healed.
wherefore not even myself thought I worthy to come unto thee, but say in a word, and my lad shall be healed;

Luke 7 8
For I also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, `Go!` and he goes; and to another, `Come!` and he comes; and to my servant, `Do this,` and he does it."
For *I* also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this [one], Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my bondman, Do this, and he does [it].
for I also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this [one], Go, and he goeth; and to another, Be coming, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doth [it].`

Luke 7 9
When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude who followed him, "I tell you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel."
And Jesus hearing this wondered at him, and turning to the crowd following him said, I say to you, Not even in Israel have I found so great faith.
And having heard these things Jesus wondered at him, and having turned to the multitude following him, he said, `I say to you, not even in Israel so much faith did I find;`

Luke 7 10
Those who were sent, returning to the house, found that the servant who had been sick was well.
And they who had been sent returning to the house found the bondman, who was ill, in good health.
and those sent, having turned back to the house, found the ailing servant in health.

Luke 7 11
It happened soon afterwards, that he went to a city called Nain. Many of his disciples went with him, along with a great multitude.
And it came to pass afterwards he went into a city called Nain, and many of his disciples and a great crowd went with him.
And it came to pass, on the morrow, he was going on to a city called Nain, and there were going with him many of his disciples, and a great multitude,

Luke 7 12
Now when he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, one who was dead was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. Many people of the city were with her.
And as he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she a widow, and a very considerable crowd of the city [was] with her.
and as he came nigh to the gate of the city, then, lo, one dead was being carried forth, an only son of his mother, and she a widow, and a great multitude of the city was with her.

Luke 7 13
When the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, "Don`t cry."
And the Lord, seeing her, was moved with compassion for her, and said to her, Weep not;
And the Lord having seen her, was moved with compassion towards her, and said to her, `Be not weeping;`

Luke 7 14
He came near and touched the coffin, and the bearers stood still. He said, "Young man, I tell you,
arise!"
and coming up he touched the bier, and the bearers stopped. And he said, Youth, I say to thee, Wake up.
and having come near, he touched the bier, and those bearing [it] stood still, and he said, `Young man, to thee I say, Arise;`

Luke 7 15
He who was dead sat up, and began to speak. He gave him to his mother.
And the dead sat up and began to speak; and he gave him to his mother.
and the dead sat up, and began to speak, and he gave him to his mother;

Luke 7 16
Fear took hold on all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us," and, "God has visited his people."
And fear seized on all, and they glorified God, saying, A great prophet has been raised up amongst us; and God has visited his people.
and fear took hold of all, and they were glorifying God, saying -- `A great prophet hath risen among us,` and -- `God did look upon His people.`

Luke 7 17
This report went out concerning him in the whole of Judea, and in all the surrounding region.
And this report went out in all Judaea concerning him, and in all the surrounding country.
And the account of this went forth in all Judea about him, and in all the region around.

Luke 7 18
The disciples of John told him about all these things.
And the disciples of John brought him word concerning all these things:
And the disciples of John told him about all these things,

Luke 7 19
John, calling to himself two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, "Are you he who comes, or should we look for another?"
and John, having called two of his disciples, sent to Jesus, saying, Art *thou* he that is coming, or are we to wait for another?
and John having called near a certain two of his disciples, sent unto Jesus, saying, `Art thou he who is coming, or for another do we look?`

Luke 7 20
When the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptizer has sent us to you, saying, `Are you he who comes, or should we look for another?`"
But the men having come to him said, John the baptist has sent us to thee, saying, Art *thou* he that is coming, or are we to wait for another?
And having come near to him, the men said, `John the Baptist sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he who is coming, or for another do we look?`

Luke 7 21
In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits; and to many who were blind he gave sight.
In that hour he healed many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and to many blind he granted sight.
And in that hour he cured many from sicknesses, and plagues, and evil spirits, and to many blind he granted sight.

Luke 7 22
Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John the things which you have seen and heard: that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
And Jesus answering said to them, Go, bring back word to John of what ye have seen and heard: that blind see, lame walk, lepers are cleansed, deaf hear, dead are raised, poor are evangelized;
And Jesus answering said to them, `Having gone on, report to John what ye saw and heard, that blind men do see again, lame do walk, lepers are cleansed, deaf do hear, dead are raised, poor have good news proclaimed; 

Luke 7 23
Blessed is he who is not offended by me."
and blessed is whosoever shall not be offended in me.
and happy is he whoever may not be stumbled in me.`

Luke 7 24
When John`s messengers had departed, he began to tell the multitudes about John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
And the messengers of John having departed, he began to speak to the crowds concerning John: What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken by the wind?
And the messengers of John having gone away, he began to say unto the multitudes concerning John: `What have ye gone forth to the wilderness to look on? a reed by the wind shaken?

Luke 7 25
But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are gorgeously dressed, and live delicately, are in kings` courts.
But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in delicate garments? Behold, those who are in splendid clothing and live luxuriously are in the courts of kings.
but what have ye gone forth to see? a man in soft garments clothed? lo, they in splendid apparellings, and living in luxury, are in the houses of kings!

Luke 7 26
But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.
But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and [what is] more excellent than a prophet.
`But what have ye gone forth to see? a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet:

Luke 7 27
This is he of whom it is written, `Behold, I send my messenger before your face, Who will prepare your way before you.`
This is he concerning whom it is written, Behold, *I* send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee;
this is he concerning whom it hath been written, Lo, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee;

Luke 7 28
"For I tell you, among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptizer, yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
for I say unto you, Among them that are born of women a greater [prophet] is no one than John [the baptist]; but he who is a little one in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
for I say to you, a greater prophet, among those born of women, than John the Baptist there is not; but the least in the reign of God is greater than he.`

Luke 7 29
When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they justified God, being baptized with John`s baptism.
(And all the people who heard [it], and the tax-gatherers, justified God, having been baptised with the baptism of John;
And all the people having heard, and the tax-gatherers, declared God righteous, having been baptized with the baptism of John,

Luke 7 30
But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God, not being baptized by him themselves.
but the Pharisees and the lawyers rendered null as to themselves the counsel of God, not having been baptised by him.)
but the Pharisees, and the lawyers, the counsel of God did put away for themselves, not having been baptized by him.

Luke 7 31
The Lord said, "To what then will I liken the men of this generation? What are they like?
To whom therefore shall I liken the men of this generation, and to whom are they like?
And the Lord said, `To what, then, shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?

Luke 7 32
They are like children who sit in the marketplace, and call one to another, saying, `We piped to you, and you didn`t dance. We mourned, and you didn`t weep.`
They are like children sitting in the market-place, and calling one to another and saying, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
they are like to children, to those sitting in a market-place, and calling one to another, and saying, We piped to you, and ye did not dance, we mourned to you, and ye did not weep!

Luke 7 33
For John the Baptizer came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, `He has a demon.`
For John the baptist has come neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye say, He has a demon.
`For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye say, He hath a demon;

Luke 7 34
The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, `Behold, a gluttonous man, and a drunkard; a friend of tax collectors and sinners!`
The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and ye say, Behold an eater and wine-drinker, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners;
the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and ye say, Lo, a man, a glutton, and a wine drinker, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners;

Luke 7 35
Wisdom is justified by all her children."
and wisdom has been justified of all her children.
and the wisdom was justified from all her children.`

Luke 7 36
One of the Pharisees invited him to eat with him. He entered into the Pharisee`s house, and sat at the table.
But one of the Pharisees begged him that he would eat with him. And entering into the house of the Pharisee he took his place at table;
And a certain one of the Pharisees was asking him that he might eat with him, and having gone into the house of the Pharisee he reclined (at meat),

Luke 7 37
Behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that he was reclining in the Pharisee`s house, she brought an alabaster jar of ointment.
and behold, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, and knew that he was sitting at meat in the house of the Pharisee, having taken an alabaster box of myrrh,
and lo, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having known that he reclineth (at meat) in the house of the Pharisee, having provided an alabaster box of ointment,

Luke 7 38
Standing behind at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
and standing at his feet behind [him] weeping, began to wash his feet with tears; and she wiped them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed [them] with the myrrh.
and having stood behind, beside his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with the tears, and with the hairs of her head she was wiping, and was kissing his feet, and was anointing with the ointment.

Luke 7 39
Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner."
And the Pharisee who had invited him, seeing it, spoke with himself saying, This [person] if he were a prophet would have known who and what the woman is who touches him, for she is a sinner.
And the Pharisee who did call him, having seen, spake within himself, saying, `This one, if he were a prophet, would have known who and of what kind [is] the woman who doth touch him, that she is a sinner.`

Luke 7 40
Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." He said, "Teacher, say on."
And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he says, Teacher, say [it].
And Jesus answering said unto him, `Simon, I have something to say to thee;` and he saith, `Teacher, say on.`

Luke 7 41
"A certain lender had two debtors. The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
There were two debtors of a certain creditor: one owed five hundred denarii and the other fifty;
`Two debtors were to a certain creditor; the one was owing five hundred denaries, and the other fifty;

Luke 7 42
When they couldn`t pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?"
but as they had nothing to pay, he forgave both of them [their debt]: [say,] which of them therefore will love him most?
and they not having [wherewith] to give back, he forgave both; which then of them, say thou, will love him more?`

Luke 7 43
Simon answered, "He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most." He said to him, "You have judged correctly."
And Simon answering said, I suppose he to whom he forgave the most. And he said to him, Thou hast rightly judged.
And Simon answering said, `I suppose that to whom he forgave the more;` and he said to him, `Rightly thou didst judge.`

Luke 7 44
Turning to the woman, he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, and you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head.
And turning to the woman he said to Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house; thou gavest me not water on my feet, but *she* has washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with her hair.
And having turned unto the woman, he said to Simon, `Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house; water for my feet thou didst not give, but this woman with tears did wet my feet, and with the hairs of her head did wipe;

Luke 7 45
You gave me no kiss, but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet.
Thou gavest me not a kiss, but *she* from the time I came in has not ceased kissing my feet.
a kiss to me thou didst not give, but this woman, from what [time] I came in, did not cease kissing my feet;

Luke 7 46
You didn`t anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
My head with oil thou didst not anoint, but *she* has anointed my feet with myrrh.
with oil my head thou didst not anoint, but this woman with ointment did anoint my feet;

Luke 7 47
Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little."
For which cause I say to thee, Her many sins are forgiven; for she loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven loves little.
therefore I say to thee, her many sins have been forgiven, because she did love much; but to whom little is forgiven, little he doth love.`

Luke 7 48
He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
And he said to her, Thy sins are forgiven.
And he said to her, `Thy sins have been forgiven;`

Luke 7 49
Those who sat at the table with him began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"
And they that were with [them] at table began to say within themselves, Who is this who forgives also sins?
and those reclining with him (at meat) began to say within themselves, `Who is this, who also doth forgive sins?`

Luke 7 50
He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."
And he said to the woman, Thy faith has saved thee; go in peace.
and he said unto the woman, `Thy faith have saved thee, be going on to peace.`