4/24/13

From Gary... Sunshine


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Yesterday, my wife and I went to the hospital to see her sister Dorothy.  She is in rehabilitation, trying to recover from a massive stroke.  I must say, the time spent with her was a real eye-opener.  Her determination to return to "normal life" coupled with the realization of what she had lost impressed me greatly!!!  She was in excellent spirits when we left there and I pray she has a speedy recovery!!!  All this made me think about the last couple of days.  Two days ago, it was cloudy and the next one was better with the help of a little red bird and the God of Heaven.  All this made me think of the things we take for granted each and every day.  Simple things, like a morning "routine" or taking the dog for a walk.  How about even more "basic" things, like being able to sit up in a chair, or feeding yourself, or even being able to see.  So, when I checked facebook this morning, I saw this NPR video  from NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory and was fascinated by it.  Imagine, being able to see how the sun shines over a three year period and at different angstrom wavelengths to boot!!!!  Simply fascinating- well, I guess I sound a bit like Mr. Spock, but who cares; it is interesting.  Consider what life would be like if you could not see, or worse yet, if you never had seen at all. And then you are given SIGHT!!!  How would you react, what would you do?  Here is one man's story...

John, Chapter 9
As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.  2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 

  3
  Jesus answered, “Neither did this man sin, nor his parents; but, that the works of God might be revealed in him.   4  I must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.   5  While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”   6 When he had said this, he spat on the ground, made mud with the saliva, anointed the blind man’s eyes with the mud,  7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means “Sent”). So he went away, washed, and came back seeing.  8 The neighbors therefore, and those who saw that he was blind before, said, “Isn’t this he who sat and begged?”  9 Others were saying, “It is he.” Still others were saying, “He looks like him.” 

He said, “I am he.”  10 They therefore were asking him, “How were your eyes opened?” 

11
  He answered, “A man called Jesus made mud, anointed my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash.’ So I went away and washed, and I received sight.” 

12  Then they asked him, “Where is he?” 

He said, “I don’t know.” 

  13  They brought him who had been blind to the Pharisees.  14 It was a Sabbath when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.  15 Again therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he received his sight. He said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, I washed, and I see.” 

  16  Some therefore of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, because he doesn’t keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” There was division among them.  17 Therefore they asked the blind man again, “What do you say about him, because he opened your eyes?” 

He said, “He is a prophet.” 

  18  The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight,  19 and asked them, “Is this your son, whom you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 

  20  His parents answered them, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;  21 but how he now sees, we don’t know; or who opened his eyes, we don’t know. He is of age. Ask him. He will speak for himself.”  22 His parents said these things because they feared the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if any man would confess him as Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.  23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age. Ask him.” 

  24  So they called the man who was blind a second time, and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.” 

  25  He therefore answered, “I don’t know if he is a sinner. One thing I do know: that though I was blind, now I see.” 

  26  They said to him again, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” 

  27  He answered them, “I told you already, and you didn’t listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You don’t also want to become his disciples, do you?” 

  28  They insulted him and said, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.  29 We know that God has spoken to Moses. But as for this man, we don’t know where he comes from.” 

  30  The man answered them, “How amazing! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.  31 We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God, and does his will, he listens to him.  32 Since the world began it has never been heard of that anyone opened the eyes of someone born blind.  33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” 

  34  They answered him, “You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?” They threw him out. 

  35  Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and finding him, he said, 
“Do you believe in the Son of God?” 

  36  He answered, “Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?” 

  37  Jesus said to him, 
“You have both seen him, and it is he who speaks with you.” 

  38  He said, “Lord, I believe!” and he worshiped him. 

  39
  Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, that those who don’t see may see; and that those who see may become blind.” 

  40  Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?” 

  41 
 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains. 

I don't pretend to know why everything happens to us. I do know that God has transformed many terrible things in my life into blessings and that is enough for me!!!  I don't need to know everything; just enough to have faith in God and do what I should to please him.  When I do this, I can relate to the difficult things in life; the problems, the struggles, the disappointments with confidence because God loves me.  However, I am not the center of the universe; others have problems, just like I do.  The blind man in the above passage from John, my sister-in-law and countless others.  What really matters in life is to seek out whatever goodness in you can find in life and seek God.  Sooner or later tragedy besets us all and ultimately ends in our demise.  Wouldn't it be nice if there if there was something better awaiting us after that?  Truth is - there is!!!  Begin by looking at your life; the simple things at first and then considering the more difficult as time goes by.  How do I do this, you might ask.  Well, I believe the Bible will give you the answers you seek, but you need to read it, believe it and do what it says.  Keep looking- eventually you WILL SEE WHAT I MEAN!!! One more thing- look at the sun VERY, VERY CAREFULLY!!! Eyesight is a precious thing- just like your spiritual life!!! 

ps.  I was ready to post this and I remembered a former Bible Instructor of mine- John P. Bizzell and how he loved to sing...

I remember this as being his favorite hymn

  • There is sunshine in my soul today,
      More glorious and bright
    Than glows in any earthly sky,
      For Jesus is my light.
    • O there’s sunshine, blessed sunshine,
      While the peaceful, happy moments roll;
      When Jesus shows His smiling face
        There is sunshine in my soul.
  • There is music in my soul today,
      A carol to my King;
    And Jesus, listening, can hear
      The song I cannot sing.
  • There is springtime in my soul today,
      For when the Lord is near
    The dove of peace sings in my heart,
      The flowers of grace appear.
  • There is gladness in my soul today,
      And hope, and praise, and love,
    For blessings which He gives me now,
      For joys laid up above.


  • Source: http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/343#ixzz2RObkJQnc

    From Gary... Bible Reading Apr. 24 (Composite Bible Text) and Study Questions



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



    Deuteronomy 3 1
    Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.
    And we turned, and went up the way to Bashan; and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, for battle at Edrei.
    `And we turn, and go up the way to Bashan, and Og king of Bashan cometh out to meet us, he and all his people, to battle, [to] Edrei.

    Deuteronomy 3 2
    Yahweh said to me, Don`t fear him; for I have delivered him, and all his people, and his land, into
    your hand; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.
    And Jehovah said to me, Fear him not; for into thy hand have I given him, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.
    `And Jehovah saith unto me, Fear him not, for into thy hand I have given him, and all his people, and his land, and thou hast done to him as thou hast done to Sihon king of the Amorite who is dwelling in Heshbon.

    Deuteronomy 3 3
    So Yahweh our God delivered into our hand Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we struck him until none was left to him remaining.
    And Jehovah our God gave into our hand Og the king of Bashan also, and all his people; and we smote him until none was left to him remaining.
    `And Jehovah our God giveth into our hands also Og king of Bashan, and all his people, and we smite him till there hath not been left to him a remnant;

    Deuteronomy 3 4
    We took all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we didn`t take from them; sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
    And we took all his cities at that time: there was not a town which we took not from them, sixty cities, the whole region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
    and we capture all his cities at that time, there hath not been a city which we have not taken from them, sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

    Deuteronomy 3 5
    All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars; besides the unwalled towns a great many.
    All these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars; besides unwalled towns very many.
    All these [are] cities fenced with high walls, two-leaved doors and bar, apart from cities of villages very many;

    Deuteronomy 3 6
    We utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones.
    And we utterly destroyed them, as we had done to Sihon the king of Heshbon, utterly destroying every city, men, women and little ones.
    and we devote them, as we have done to Sihon king of Heshbon, devoting every city, men, the women, and the infants;

    Deuteronomy 3 7
    But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves. 
    But all the cattle and the spoil of the cities we took as booty for ourselves.
    and all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we have spoiled for ourselves.

    Deuteronomy 3 8
    We took the land at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon;
    And we took at that time the land out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites, that were on this side the Jordan, from the river Arnon to mount Hermon 
    `And we take, at that time, the land out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorite, which is beyond the Jordan, from the brook Arnon unto mount Hermon;

    Deuteronomy 3 9
    ([which] Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir;)
    (the Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir):
    (Sidonians call Hermon, Sirion; and the Amorites call it Senir,)

    Deuteronomy 3 10
    all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, to Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
    all the cities of the plateau, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, as far as Salchah and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
    all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan,

    Deuteronomy 3 11
    (For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Rephaim; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; isn`t it in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length of it, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.)
    For only Og the king of Bashan remained of the residue of giants: behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? its length was nine cubits, and its breadth four cubits, after the cubit of a man.
    for only Og king of Bashan had been left of the remnant of the Rephaim; lo, his bedstead [is] a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the sons of Ammon? nine cubits its length, and four cubits its breadth, by the cubit of a man.

    Deuteronomy 3 12
    This land we took in possession at that time: from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, and half the hill-country of Gilead, and the cities of it, gave I to the Reubenites and to the Gadites:
    And this land we took in possession at that time. From Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and the half of mount Gilead, and its cities, I gave to the Reubenites and to the Gadites;
    `And this land we have possessed, at that time; from Aroer, which [is] by the brook Arnon, and the half of mount Gilead, and its cities, I have given to the Reubenite, and to the Gadite;

    Deuteronomy 3 13
    and the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, gave I to the half-tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, even all Bashan. (The same is called the land of Rephaim.
    and the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I gave to half the tribe of Manasseh. (The whole region of Argob, even all Bashan, is called a land of giants.
    and the rest of Gilead and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I have given to the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, to all that Bashan, called the land of Rephaim.

    Deuteronomy 3 14
    Jair the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob, to the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called them, even Bashan, after his own name, Havvoth-jair, to this day.)
    Jair the son of Manasseh took the whole region of Argob as far as the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, and called Bashan after his own name, Havoth-Jair, to this day.)
    `Jair son of Manasseh hath taken all the region of Argob, unto the border of Geshuri, and Maachathi, and calleth them by his own name, Bashan-Havoth-Jair, unto this day.

    Deuteronomy 3 15
    I gave Gilead to Machir.
    And I gave Gilead to Machir.
    And to Machir I have given Gilead.

    Deuteronomy 3 16
    To the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even to the valley of the Arnon, the middle of the valley, and the border [of it], even to the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
    And to the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even to the river Arnon, the middle of the ravine and its border, as far as the river Jabbok, the border of the children of Ammon;
    `And to the Reubenite and to the Gadite I have given from Gilead even unto the brook Arnon, the middle of the valley and the border, even unto Jabbok the brook, the border of the sons of Ammon,

    Deuteronomy 3 17
    the Arabah also, and the Jordan and the border [of it], from Chinnereth even to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.
    the plain also, and the Jordan, and [its] border from Chinnereth as far as the sea of the plain, the salt sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.
    and the plain, and the Jordan, and the border, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, the salt sea, under the springs of Pisgah, at the [sun]-rising.

    Deuteronomy 3 18
    I commanded you at that time, saying, Yahweh your God has given you this land to possess it: you shall pass over armed before your brothers the children of Israel, all the men of valor.
    And I commanded you at that time, saying, Jehovah your God hath given you this land to take possession of it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all [who are] combatants.
    `And I command you, at that time, saying, Jehovah your God hath given to you this land to possess it; armed ye pass over before your brethren the sons of Israel, all the sons of might.

    Deuteronomy 3 19
    But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (I know that you have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you,
    Only your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, -- I know that ye have much cattle, - - shall abide in your cities which I have given you,
    Only, your wives, and your infants, and your cattle -- I have known that ye have much cattle -- do dwell in your cities which I have given to you,

    Deuteronomy 3 20
    until Yahweh give rest to your brothers, as to you, and they also possess the land which Yahweh your God gives them beyond the Jordan: then shall you return every man to his possession, which I have given you.
    until Jehovah give rest to your brethren, as well as to you, and they also take possession of the land that Jehovah your God giveth them beyond the Jordan; then shall ye return, each man to his possession, which I have given you.
    till that Jehovah give rest to your brethren like yourselves, and they also have possessed the land which Jehovah your God is giving to them beyond the Jordan, then ye have turned back each to his possession, which I have given to you.

    Deuteronomy 3 21
    I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Your eyes have seen all that Yahweh your God has done to these two kings: so shall Yahweh do to all the kingdoms where you go over.
    And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that Jehovah your God hath done to these two kings: so will Jehovah do to all the kingdoms to which thou shalt go.
    `And Jehoshua I have commanded at that time, saying, Thine eyes are seeing all that which Jehovah your God hath done to these two kings -- so doth Jehovah to all the kingdoms whither thou are passing over;

    Deuteronomy 3 22
    You shall not fear them; for Yahweh your God, he it is who fights for you.
    Ye shall not fear them; for Jehovah your God, he will fight for you.
    fear them not, for Jehovah your God, He is fighting for you.

    Deuteronomy 3 23
    I begged Yahweh at that time, saying,
    And I besought Jehovah at that time, saying,
    `And I entreat for grace unto Jehovah, at that time, saying,

    Deuteronomy 3 24
    Lord Yahweh, you have begun to show your servant your greatness, and your strong hand: for what god is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to your works, and according to your mighty acts?
    Lord Jehovah, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy powerful hand; for what ·God is in the heavens or in the earth that can do like to thy works, and like to thy might?
    Lord Jehovah, Thou -- Thou hast begun to shew Thy servant Thy greatness, and Thy strong hand; for who [is] a God in the heavens or in earth who doth according to Thy works, and according to Thy might?

    Deuteronomy 3 25
    Please let me go over and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
    Let me go over, I pray thee, and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
    Let me pass over, I pray Thee, and see the good land which [is] beyond the Jordan, this good hill-country, and Lebanon.

    Deuteronomy 3 26
    But Yahweh was angry with me for your sakes, and didn`t listen to me; and Yahweh said to me, Let it suffice you; speak no more to me of this matter.
    But Jehovah was wroth with me on your account, and did not hear me; and Jehovah said to me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter!
    `And Jehovah sheweth himself wroth with me, for your sake, and hath not hearkened unto me, and Jehovah saith unto me, Enough for thee; add not to speak unto Me any more about this thing:

    Deuteronomy 3 27
    Get you up to the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and see with your eyes: for you shall not go over this Jordan.
    Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes; for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
    go up [to] the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and see with thine eyes -- for thou dost not pass over this Jordan;

    Deuteronomy 3 28
    But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you shall see.
    But charge Joshua, and encourage him and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall put them in possession of the land which thou shalt see.
    and charge Jehoshua, and strengthen him, and harden him, for he doth pass over before this people, and he doth cause them to inherit the land which thou seest.

    Deuteronomy 3 29
    So we abode in the valley over against Beth-peor.
    And we abode in the valley opposite to Beth-Peor.
    `And we dwell in a valley over-against Beth-Peor.

    Deuteronomy 4 1
    Now, Israel, listen to the statutes and to the ordinances, which I teach you, to do them; that you may live, and go in and possess the land which Yahweh, the God of your fathers, gives you.
    And now, Israel, hearken to the statutes and to the ordinances which I teach you, to do [them], that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which Jehovah the God of your fathers giveth you.
    `And now, Israel, hearken unto the statutes, and unto the judgments which I am teaching you to do, so that ye live, and have gone in, and possessed the land which Jehovah God of your fathers is giving to you.

    Deuteronomy 4 2
    You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you.
    Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall ye take from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you.
    Ye do not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor diminish from it, to keep the commands of Jehovah your God which I am commanding you.

    Deuteronomy 4 3
    Your eyes have seen what Yahweh did because of Baal-peor; for all the men who followed Baal-peor, Yahweh your God has destroyed them from the midst of you.
    Your eyes have seen what Jehovah did because of Baal-Peor; for all the men that followed Baal-Peor, Jehovah thy God hath destroyed them from among you;
    `Your eyes are seeing that which Jehovah hath done in Baal-Peor, for every man who hath gone after Baal-Peor, Jehovah thy God hath destroyed him from thy midst;

    Deuteronomy 4 4
    But you who did cleave to Yahweh your God are alive everyone of you this day.
    but ye that did cleave to Jehovah your God are alive every one of you this day.
    and ye who are cleaving to Jehovah your God, [are] alive, all of you, to-day.

    Deuteronomy 4 5
    Behold, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, even as Yahweh my God commanded me, that you should do so in the midst of the land where you go in to possess it.
    See, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, even as Jehovah my God commanded me, that ye may do so in the land into which ye enter to possess it. 
    `See, I have taught you statutes and judgments, as Jehovah my God hath commanded me -- to do so, in the midst of the land whither ye are going in to
    possess it;

    Deuteronomy 4 6
    Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
    And ye shall keep and do them; for that will be your wisdom and your understanding before the eyes of the peoples that shall hear all these statutes, and say, Verily this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
    and ye have kept and done [them] (for it [is] your wisdom and your understanding) before the eyes of the peoples who hear all these statutes, and they have said, Only, a people wise and understanding [is] this great nation.
    Deuteronomy 4 7
    For what great nation is there, that has a god so near to them, as Yahweh our God is whenever we call on him?
    For what great nation is there that hath God near to them as Jehovah our God is in everything we call upon him for?
    `For which [is] the great nation that hath God near unto it, as Jehovah our God, in all we have called unto him?

    Deuteronomy 4 8
    What great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
    And what great nation is there that hath righteous statutes and ordinances, as all this law which I set before you this day?
    and which [is] the great nation which hath righteous statutes and judgments according to all this law which I am setting before you to-day?

    Deuteronomy 4 9
    Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes saw, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your children and your children`s children;
    Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things that thine eyes have seen (and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life; but thou shalt make them known to thy sons and to thy sons` sons),
    `Only, take heed to thyself, and watch thy soul exceedingly, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they turn aside from thy heart, all days of thy life; and thou hast made them known to thy sons, and to thy sons` sons.

    Deuteronomy 4 10
    the day that you stood before Yahweh your God in Horeb, when Yahweh said to me, Assemble me the people, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.
    the day that thou stoodest before Jehovah thy God in Horeb, when Jehovah said to me, Gather me the people together, that I may cause them to hear my words, that they may learn them, and fear me all the days that they live upon the earth, and teach them to their children.
    `The day when thou hast stood before Jehovah thy God in Horeb -- in Jehovah`s saying unto me, Assemble to Me the people, and I cause them to hear My words, so that they learn to fear Me all the days that they are alive on the ground, and their sons they teach; --

    Deuteronomy 4 11
    You came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of the sky, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness.
    And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and obscurity.
    and ye draw near and stand under the mountain, and the mountain is burning with fire unto the heart of the heavens -- darkness, cloud, yea, thick darkness:

    Deuteronomy 4 12
    Yahweh spoke to you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of words, but you saw no form; only [you heard] a voice.
    And Jehovah spoke to you from the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but ye saw no form; only [ye heard] a voice.
    `And Jehovah speaketh unto you out of the midst of the fire; a voice of words ye are hearing and a similitude ye are not seeing, only a voice;

    Deuteronomy 4 13
    He declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even the ten commandments; and he wrote them on two tables of stone.
    And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to do, the ten words; and he wrote them on two tables of stone.
    and He declareth to you His covenant, which He hath commanded you to do, the Ten Matters, and He writeth them upon two tables of stone.

    Deuteronomy 4 14
    Yahweh commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it.
    And Jehovah commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances, that ye might do them in the land whither ye are passing over to possess it.
    `And me hath Jehovah commanded at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, for your doing them in the land whither ye are passing over to possess it;

    Deuteronomy 4 15
    Take therefore good heed to yourselves; for you saw no manner of form on the day that Yahweh spoke to you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire.
    And take great heed to your souls (for ye saw no form on the day that Jehovah spoke to you in Horeb from the midst of the fire),
    and ye have been very watchful of your souls, for ye have not seen any similitude in the day of Jehovah`s speaking unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire, 

    Deuteronomy 4 16
    Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make yourself an engraved image in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
    lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the form of any figure, the pattern of male or female,
    lest ye do corruptly, and have made to you a graven image, a similitude of any figure, a form of male or female --

    Deuteronomy 4 17
    the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky,
    the pattern of any beast that is on the earth, the pattern of any winged fowl that flieth in the heaven,
    a form of any beast which [is] in the earth -- a form of any winged bird which flieth in the heavens --

    Deuteronomy 4 18
    the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth;
    the pattern of anything that creepeth on the ground, the pattern of any fish that is in the waters under the earth;
    a form of any creeping thing on the ground -- a form of any fish which [is] in the waters under the earth;

    Deuteronomy 4 19
    and lest you lift up your eyes to the sky, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the host of the sky, you be drawn away and worship them, and serve them, which Yahweh your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole sky.
    and lest thou lift up thine eyes to the heavens, and see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, the whole host of heaven, and be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, which Jehovah thy God hath assigned unto all peoples under the whole heaven.
    `And lest thou lift up thine eyes towards the heavens, and hast seen the sun, and the moon, and the stars, all the host of the heavens, and thou hast been forced, and hast bowed thyself to them, and served them, which Jehovah thy God hath apportioned to all the peoples under the whole heavens.

    Deuteronomy 4 20
    But Yahweh has taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be to him a people of inheritance, as at this day.
    But you hath Jehovah taken, and hath brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, that ye might be to him a people of inheritance, as it is this day.
    `And you hath Jehovah taken, and He is bringing you out from the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be to Him for a people -- an inheritance, as [at] this day.

    Deuteronomy 4 21
    Furthermore Yahweh was angry with me for your sakes, and swore that I should not go over the Jordan, and that I should not go in to that good land, which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance:
    And Jehovah was angry with me on your account, and swore that I should not go over the Jordan, and that I should not enter in to that good land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance;
    `And Jehovah hath shewed himself wroth with me because of your words, and sweareth to my not passing over the Jordan, and to my not going in unto the good land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee -- an inheritance;

    Deuteronomy 4 22
    but I must die in this land, I must not go over the Jordan; but you shall go over, and possess that good land.
    for I shall die in this land, I shall not go over the Jordan; but ye shall go over, and possess this good land.
    for I am dying in this land; I am not passing over the Jordan, and ye are passing over, and have possessed this good land.

    Deuteronomy 4 23
    Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of Yahweh your God, which he made with you, and make you an engraved image in the form of anything which Yahweh your God has forbidden you.
    Take heed to yourselves lest ye forget the covenant of Jehovah your God, which he made with you, and make yourselves a graven image, the form of anything which Jehovah thy God hath forbidden thee.
    `Take heed to yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of Jehovah your God, which He hath made with you, and have made to yourselves a graven image, a similitude of anything [concerning] which Jehovah thy God hath charged thee:

    Deuteronomy 4 24
    For Yahweh your God is a devouring fire, a jealous God.
    For Jehovah thy God is a consuming fire, a jealous ·God.
    for Jehovah thy God is a fire consuming -- a zealous God.

    Deuteronomy 4 25
    When you shall father children, and children`s children, and you shall have been long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make an engraved image in the form of anything, and shall do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh your God, to provoke him to anger;
    When thou begettest sons, and sons` sons, and ye have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, the form of anything, and do evil in the sight of Jehovah thy God, to provoke him to anger,
    `When thou begettest sons and sons` sons, and ye have become old in the land, and have done corruptly, and have made a graven image, a similitude of anything, and have done the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke Him to anger: --

    Deuteronomy 4 26
    I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto you go over the Jordan to possess it; you shall not prolong your days on it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
    I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye pass over the Jordan to possess it: ye shall not prolong your days on it, but shall be utterly destroyed.
    I have caused to testify against you this day the heavens and the earth, that ye do perish utterly hastily from off the land whither ye are passing over the Jordan to possess it; ye do not prolong days upon it, but are utterly destroyed;

    Deuteronomy 4 27
    Yahweh will scatter you among the peoples, and you shall be left few in number among the nations, where Yahweh shall lead you away.
    And Jehovah will scatter you among the peoples, and ye shall be left a small company among the nations to which Jehovah will lead you.
    and Jehovah hath scattered you among the peoples, and ye have been left few in number among the nations, whither Jehovah leadeth you,

    Deuteronomy 4 28
    There you shall serve gods, the work of men`s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
    And ye shall there serve gods, the work of men`s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
    and ye have served there gods, work of man`s hands, wood and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

    Deuteronomy 4 29
    But from there you shall seek Yahweh your God, and you shall find him, when you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.
    And from thence ye shall seek Jehovah thy God, and thou shalt find him, if thou shalt seek him with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul.
    `And -- ye have sought from thence Jehovah thy God, and hast found, when thou seekest Him with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,

    Deuteronomy 4 30
    When you are in oppression, and all these things are come on you, in the latter days you shall return to Yahweh your God, and listen to his voice:
    In thy tribulation, and when all these things shall come upon thee, at the end of days, thou shalt return to Jehovah thy God, and shalt hearken to his voice,
    in distress [being] to thee, and all these things have found thee, in the latter end of the days, and thou hast turned back unto Jehovah thy God, and hast hearkened to His voice;

    Deuteronomy 4 31
    for Yahweh your God is a merciful God; he will not fail you, neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore to them.
    -- for Jehovah thy God is a merciful ·God, -- he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he swore unto them.
    for a merciful God [is] Jehovah thy God; He doth not fail thee, nor destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers, which He hath sworn to them.

    Deuteronomy 4 32
    For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and from the one end of the sky to the other, whether there has been [any such thing] as this great thing is, or has been heard like it?
    For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man on the earth, and from one end of the heavens to the other end of the heavens, whether there hath been anything as this great thing is, or if anything hath
    been heard like it?
    `For, ask, I pray thee, at the former days which have been before thee, from the day that God prepared man on the earth, and from the [one] end of the heavens even unto the [other] end of the heavens, whether there hath been as this great thing --or hath been heard like it?

    Deuteronomy 4 33
    Did ever a people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live?
    Did [ever] people hear the voice of God speaking from the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
    Hath a people heard the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, thou -- and doth live?

    Deuteronomy 4 34
    Or has God tried to go and take him a nation from the midst of [another] nation, by trials, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that Yahweh your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
    Or hath God essayed to come to take him a nation from the midst of a nation, by trials, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a powerful hand, and by a stretched-out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that Jehovah your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
    Or hath God tried to go in to take to Himself, a nation from the midst of a nation, by trials, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a strong hand, and by a stretched-out arm, and by great terrors -- according to all that Jehovah your God hath done to you, in Egypt, before your eyes?

    Deuteronomy 4 35
    To you it was showed, that you might know that Yahweh he is God; there is none else besides him.
    Unto thee it was shewn, that thou mightest know that Jehovah, he is God -- there is none other besides him.
    Thou, thou hast been shewn [it], to know that Jehovah He [is] God; there is none else besides Him.

    Deuteronomy 4 36
    Out of heaven he made you to hear his voice, that he might instruct you: and on earth he made you to see his great fire; and you heard his words out of the midst of the fire.
    From the heavens he made thee hear his voice, that he might instruct thee; and on the earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words from the midst of the fire.
    `From the heavens He hath caused thee to hear His voice, to instruct thee, and on earth He hath shewed thee His great fire, and His words thou hast heard out of the midst of the fire.

    Deuteronomy 4 37
    Because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought you out with his presence, with his great power, out of Egypt;
    And because he loved thy fathers, and chose their seed after them, he brought thee out with his countenance, with his great power, out of Egypt,
    `And because that He hath loved thy fathers, He doth also fix on their seed after them, and doth bring thee out, in His presence, by His great power, from Egypt:

    Deuteronomy 4 38
    to drive out nations from before you greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as at this day.
    to dispossess nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.
    to dispossess nations greater and stronger than thou, from thy presence, to bring thee in to give to thee their land -- an inheritance, as [at] this day.

    Deuteronomy 4 39
    Know therefore this day, and lay it to your heart, that Yahweh he is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is none else.
    Thou shalt know therefore this day, and consider it in thy heart, that Jehovah, he is God in the heavens above, and on the earth beneath: [there is] none else.
    `And thou hast known to-day, and hast turned [it] back unto thy heart, that Jehovah He [is] God, in the heavens above, and on the earth beneath -- there is none else;

    Deuteronomy 4 40
    You shall keep his statutes, and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land, which Yahweh your God gives you, forever.
    And thou shalt keep his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may be well with thee and with thy sons after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days on the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, for ever.
    and thou hast kept His statutes and His commands which I am commanding thee to-day, so that it is well to thee, and to thy sons after thee, and so that thou prolongest days on the ground which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee -- all the days.`

    Deuteronomy 4 41
    Then Moses set apart three cities beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise;
    Then Moses separated three cities on this side the Jordan toward the sun-rising,
    Then Moses separateth three cities beyond the Jordan, towards the sun-rising,

    Deuteronomy 4 42
    that the manslayer might flee there, who kills his neighbor unawares, and didn`t hate him in time past; and that fleeing to one of these cities he might live:
    that the manslayer might flee thither, who should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated him not previously, that fleeing to one of these cities, he might live:
    for the fleeing thither of the man-slayer, who slayeth his neighbour unknowingly, and he is not hating him heretofore, and he hath fled unto one of these cities, and he hath lived:

    Deuteronomy 4 43
    [namely], Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, for the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites.
    Bezer in the wilderness, in the plateau, of the Reubenites, and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.
    Bezer, in the wilderness, in the land of the plain, of the Reubenite; and Ramoth, in Gilead, of the Gadite; and Golan, in Bashan, of the Manassahite.

    Deuteronomy 4 44
    This is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel:
    And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel:
    And this [is] the law which Moses hath set before the sons of Israel;

    Deuteronomy 4 45
    these are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Moses spoke to the children of Israel, when they came forth out of Egypt,
    these are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances that Moses declared to the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt,
    these [are] the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses hath spoken unto the sons of Israel, in their coming out of Egypt,

    Deuteronomy 4 46
    beyond the Jordan, in the valley over against Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel struck, when they came forth out of Egypt.
    on this side the Jordan, in the valley opposite to Beth-Peor, in the land of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote when they came out of Egypt;
    beyond the Jordan, in the valley over-against Beth-Peor, in the land of Sihon, king of the Amorite, who is dwelling in Heshbon, whom Moses and the sons of Israel have smitten, in their coming out of Egypt,

    Deuteronomy 4 47
    They took his land in possession, and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two kings of the Amorites, who were beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise;
    and they took possession of his land, and the land of Og the king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, who were on this side the Jordan, toward the sun-rising;
    and they possess his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorite who [are] beyond the Jordan, [towards] the sun-rising;

    Deuteronomy 4 48
    from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, even to Mount Sion (the same is Hermon),
    from Aroer, which is on the bank of the river Arnon, as far as mount Sion, which is Hermon,
    from Aroer, which [is] by the edge of the brook Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which [is] Hermon --

    Deuteronomy 4 49
    and all the Arabah beyond the Jordan eastward, even to the sea of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah.
    and all the plain on this side the Jordan, eastward, and as far as the sea of the plain, under the slopes of Pisgah.
    and all the plain beyond the Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.


    Study Questions...

    Where did Israel fight Og? 3:1

    How many cities were in the region of Argob? 3:4

    Describe the bed of Og? 3:11

    Where was Moses when the LORD was angry with him? 3:27

    What was Israel commanded to do with the word that was given to them? 4:2

    Describe the appearance of the mountain at Horeb? 4:10-11

    The LORD your God is ______________________? 4:24




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    Luke



    Luke 14 1
    It happened, when he went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to eat bread, that they were watching him.
    And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the rulers, [who was] of the Pharisees, to eat bread on [the] sabbath, that *they* were watching him.
    And it came to pass, on his going into the house of a certain one of the chiefs of the Pharisees, on a sabbath, to eat bread, that they were watching him,

    Luke 14 2
    Behold, a certain man who had dropsy was in front of him.
    And behold, there was a certain dropsical [man] before him.
    and lo, there was a certain dropsical man before him;

    Luke 14 3
    Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"
    And Jesus answering spoke unto the doctors of the law and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?
    and Jesus answering spake to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, `Is it lawful on the sabbath-day to heal?`

    Luke 14 4
    But they were silent. He took him, and healed him, and let him go.
    But they were silent. And taking him he healed him and let him go.
    and they were silent, and having taken hold of [him], he healed him, and let [him] go;

    Luke 14 5
    He answered them, "Which of you, if your son or an ox fell into a well, wouldn`t immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?"
    And answering he said to them, Of which of you shall an ass or ox fall into a well, that he does not straightway pull him up on the sabbath day?
    and answering them he said, `Of which of you shall an ass or ox fall into a pit, and he will not immediately draw it up on the sabbath-day?`

    Luke 14 6
    They couldn`t answer him regarding these things.
    And they were not able to answer him to these things.
    and they were not able to answer him again unto these things.

    Luke 14 7
    He spoke a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the best seats, and said to them,
    And he spoke a parable to those that were invited, remarking how they chose out the first places, saying to them,
    And he spake a simile unto those called, marking how they were choosing out the first couches, saying unto them,

    Luke 14 8
    "When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, don`t sit in the best seat, since perhaps a more honorable man than you might be invited by him,
    When thou art invited by any one to a wedding, do not lay thyself down in the first place at table, lest perhaps a more honourable than thou be invited by him,
    `When thou mayest be called by any one to marriage-feasts, thou mayest not recline on the first couch, lest a more honourable than thou may have been called by him,

    Luke 14 9
    and he who invited both of you would come and tell you, `Make room for this man.` Then you would begin, with shame, to take the lowest place.
    and he who invited thee and him come and say to thee, Give place to this [man], and then thou begin with shame to take the last place.
    and he who did call thee and him having come shall say to thee, Give to this one place, and then thou mayest begin with shame to occupy the last place.

    Luke 14 10
    But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes, he may tell you, `Friend, move up higher.` Then you will have glory in the presence of all who sit at the table with you.
    But when thou hast been invited, go and put thyself down in the last place, that when he who has invited thee comes, he may say to thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have honour before all that are lying at table with thee;
    `But, when thou mayest be called, having gone on, recline in the last place, that when he who called thee may come, he may say to thee, Friend, come up higher; then thou shalt have glory before those reclining with thee;

    Luke 14 11
    For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."
    for every one that exalts himself shall be abased, and he that abases himself shall be exalted.
    because every one who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he who is humbling himself shall be exalted.`

    Luke 14 12
    He also said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, don`t call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back.
    And he said also to him that had invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kinsfolk, nor rich neighbours, lest it may be they also should invite thee in return, and a recompense be made thee.
    And he said also to him who did call him, `When thou mayest make a dinner or a supper, be not calling thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kindred, nor rich neighbours, lest they may also call thee again, and a recompense may come to thee;

    Luke 14 13
    But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind;
    But when thou makest a feast, call poor, crippled, lame, blind:
    but when thou mayest make a feast, be calling poor, maimed, lame, blind,

    Luke 14 14
    and you will be blessed, because they don`t have the resources to repay you. For you will be repaid in the resurrection of the righteous."
    and thou shalt be blessed; for they have not [the means] to recompense thee; for it shall be recompensed thee in the resurrection of the just.
    and happy thou shalt be, because they have not to recompense thee, for it shall be recompensed to thee in the rising again of the righteous.`

    Luke 14 15
    When one of those who sat at the table with him heard these things, he said to him, "Blessed is he who will feast in the kingdom of God!"
    And one of those that were lying at table with [them], hearing these things, said to him, Blessed [is] he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
    And one of those reclining with him, having heard these things, said to him, `Happy [is] he who shall eat bread in the reign of God;`

    Luke 14 16
    But he said to him, "A certain man made a great supper, and he invited many people.
    And he said to him, A certain man made a great supper and invited many.
    and he said to him, `A certain man made a great supper, and called many,

    Luke 14 17
    He sent out his servant at supper time to tell those who were invited, `Come, for everything is ready now.`
    And he sent his bondman at the hour of supper to say to those who were invited, Come, for already all things are ready.
    and he sent his servant at the hour of the supper to say to those having been called, Be coming, because now are all things ready.

    Luke 14 18
    They all as one began to make excuses. The first said to him, `I have bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please have me excused.`
    And all began, without exception, to excuse themselves. The first said to him, I have bought land, and I must go out and see it; I pray thee hold me for excused.
    `And they began with one consent all to excuse themselves: The first said to him, A field I bought, and I have need to go forth and see it; I beg of thee, have me excused.

    Luke 14 19
    Another said, `I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go try them out. Please have me excused.`
    And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee hold me for excused.
    `And another said, Five yoke of oxen I bought, and I go on to prove them; I beg of thee, have me excused:

    Luke 14 20
    Another said, `I have married a wife, and therefore I can`t come.`
    And another said, I have married a wife, and on this account I cannot come.
    and another said, A wife I married, and because of this I am not able to come.

    Luke 14 21
    That servant came, and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, `Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, maimed, blind, and lame.`
    And the bondman came up and brought back word of these things to his lord. Then the master of the house, in anger, said to his bondman, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring here the poor and crippled and lame and blind.
    `And that servant having come, told to his lord these things, then the master of the house, having been angry, said to his servant, Go forth quickly to the broad places and lanes of the city, and the poor, and maimed, and lame, and blind, bring in hither.

    Luke 14 22
    The servant said, `Lord, it is done as you commanded, and there is still room.`
    And the bondman said, Sir, it is done as thou hast commanded, and there is still room.
    `And the servant said, Sir, it hath been done as thou didst command, and still there is room.

    Luke 14 23
    The lord said to the servant, `Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in,
    that my house may be filled.
    And the lord said to the bondman, Go out into the ways and fences and compel to come in, that my house may be filled;
    `And the lord said unto the servant, Go forth to the ways and hedges, and constrain to come in, that my house may be filled;

    Luke 14 24
    For I tell you that none of those men who were invited will taste of my supper.`"
    for I say to you, that not one of those men who were invited shall taste of my supper.
    for I say to you, that none of those men who have been called shall taste of my supper.`

    Luke 14 25
    Now great multitudes went with him. He turned and said to them,
    And great crowds went with him; and, turning round, he said to them,
    And there were going on with him great multitudes, and having turned, he said unto them,

    Luke 14 26
    "If any man comes to me, and doesn`t hate his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can`t be my disciple.
    If any man come to me, and shall not hate his own father and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yea, and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple;
    `If any one doth come unto me, and doth not hate his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, and yet even his own life, he is not able to be my disciple;

    Luke 14 27
    Whoever doesn`t bear his own cross, and come after me, can`t be my disciple.
    and whoever does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
    and whoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, is not able to be my disciple.

    Luke 14 28
    For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn`t first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?
    For which of you, desirous of building a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, if he have what [is needed] to complete it;
    `For who of you, willing to build a tower, doth not first, having sat down, count the expense, whether he have the things for completing?

    Luke 14 29
    Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him,
    in order that, having laid the foundation of it, and not being able to finish it, all who see it do not begin to mock at him,
    lest that he having laid a foundation, and not being able to finish, all who are beholding may begin to mock him,

    Luke 14 30
    saying, `This man began to build, and wasn`t able to finish.`
    saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish?
    saying -- This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

    Luke 14 31
    Or what king, as he goes to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
    Or what king, going on his way to engage in war with another king, does not, sitting down first, take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him coming against him with twenty thousand?
    `Or what king going on to engage with another king in war, doth not, having sat down, first consult if he be able with ten thousand to meet him who with twenty thousand is coming against him?

    Luke 14 32
    Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of peace. and if not, while he is yet far off, having sent an embassy, he asks for terms of peace.
    and if not so -- he being yet a long way off -- having sent an embassy, he doth ask the things for peace.

    Luke 14 33
    So therefore whoever of you who doesn`t renounce all that he has, he can`t be my disciple.
    Thus then every one of you who forsakes not all that is his own cannot be my disciple.
    `So, then, every one of you who doth not take leave of all that he himself hath, is not able to be my disciple.

    Luke 14 34
    Salt is good, but if the salt becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it?
    Salt [then] [is] good, but if the salt also has become savourless, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
    `The salt [is] good, but if the salt doth become tasteless, with what shall it be seasoned?

    Luke 14 35
    It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
    It is proper neither for land nor for dung; it is cast out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
    neither for land nor for manure is it fit -- they cast it without. He who is having ears to hear -- let him hear.`


    Study Questions...


    To whom did Jesus address a question about healing? 14:3

    Why will you be "blessed" 14:12-14

    Name the excuses? 14:16-20