4/25/13

From Gary... Living in a gutter


My granddaughter Elizabeth took this picture when she was walking with Linda.  I thought it was unusual  that flowers should grow in a gutter then and my opinion has not changed at all.  It occurred to me that some people are like this flower.  They live only for today and their lives are lived in a gutter.  Doubt that, well, listen to teenagers today- the language some of them use is atrocious.  Actually, I think it is more foolishness that anything else and is indicative of an unregenerated life.  Paul puts it this way...

Titus, Chapter 3
3 For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.  4 But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared,  5 not by works of righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,  6 whom he poured out on us richly, through Jesus Christ our Savior;  7 that, being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.  8 This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men;  

You are known by what you say and what you do.  Think about both things!!!  Like that flower that lives in the gutter, people notice how you live- so does God!!! The Good News is... people can change!!!  Jesus can help you "clean up your act" and live like you were intended to live.  Like Paul said:  "8 This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men; " 

From Gary... Bible Reading, Apr. 25 (Composite Bible Text) and Study Questions




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





Deuteronomy 5 1
Moses called to all Israel, and said to them, Hear, Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I speak in your ears this day, that you may learn them, and observe to do them.
And Moses called to all Israel, and said to them, Hear, Israel, the statutes and the ordinances that I speak in your ears this day, and learn them, and keep them to do them.
And Moses calleth unto all Israel, and saith unto them, `Hear, Israel, the statutes and the judgments which I am speaking in your ears to-day, and ye have learned them, and have observed to do them.

Deuteronomy 5 2
Yahweh our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
Jehovah our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
Jehovah our God made with us a covenant in Horeb;

Deuteronomy 5 3
Yahweh didn`t make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
Not with our fathers did Jehovah make this covenant, but with us, [even] us, those [who are] here alive all of us this day.
not with our fathers hath Jehovah made this covenant, but with us; we -- these -- here to-day -- all of us alive.

Deuteronomy 5 4
Yahweh spoke with you face to face on the mountain out of the midst of the fire,
Face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire Jehovah spoke with you
Face to face hath Jehovah spoken with you, in the mount, out of the midst of the fire;

Deuteronomy 5 5
(I stood between Yahweh and you at that time, to show you the word of Yahweh: for you were afraid because of the fire, and didn`t go up onto the mountain;) saying, 
(I stood between Jehovah and you at that time, to declare to you the word of Jehovah; for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up to the mountain), saying,
I am standing between Jehovah and you, at that time, to declare to you the word of Jehovah, for ye have been afraid from the presence of the fire, and ye have not gone up into the mount; saying:

Deuteronomy 5 6
"I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
I am Jehovah thy God who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
`I Jehovah [am] thy God, who hath brought thee out from the land of Egypt, from a house of servants.

Deuteronomy 5 7
You shall have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
`Thou hast no other gods in My presence.

Deuteronomy 5 8
"You shall not make an engraved image for yourself, [nor] any likeness [of anything] that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Thou shalt not make thyself any graven image, any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth:
`Thou dost not make to thee a graven image, any similitude which [is] in the heavens above, and which [is] in the earth beneath, and which [is] in the waters under the earth;

Deuteronomy 5 9
you shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them; for I, Yahweh, your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me;
thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, Jehovah thy God, am a jealous ·God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons, and upon the third and upon the fourth [generation] of them that hate me,
thou dost not bow thyself to them nor serve them, for I Jehovah thy God [am] a zealous God, charging iniquity of fathers on children, and on a third [generation], and on a fourth, to those hating Me;

Deuteronomy 5 10
and showing lovingkindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
and doing kindness to thousands, to those loving Me, and to those keeping My commands.

Deuteronomy 5 11
"You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain: for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
Thou shalt not idly utter the name of Jehovah thy God; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that idly uttereth his name.
`Thou dost not take up the Name of Jehovah thy God for a vain thing, for Jehovah doth not acquit him who taketh up His Name for a vain thing.

Deuteronomy 5 12
"Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Yahweh your God commanded you.
Keep the sabbath day to hallow it, as Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee.
`Observe the day of the sabbath -- to sanctify it, as Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee;

Deuteronomy 5 13
Six days shall you labor, and do all your work;
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;
six days thou dost labour, and hast done all thy work,

Deuteronomy 5 14
but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God: [in it] you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your man-servant, nor your maid-servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates; that your man-
servant and your maid-servant may rest as well as you.
but the seventh day is the sabbath of Jehovah thy God: thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy bondman, nor thy handmaid, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy sojourner that is within thy gates; that thy bondman and thy handmaid may rest as well as thou.
and the seventh day [is] a sabbath to Jehovah thy God; thou dost not do any work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy handmaid, and thine ox, and thine ass, and all thy cattle, and thy sojourner who [is] within thy gates; so that thy man-servant, and thy handmaid doth rest like thyself;

Deuteronomy 5 15
You shall remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm: therefore Yahweh your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.
And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and that Jehovah thy God brought thee out thence with a powerful hand and with a stretched-out arm; therefore Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee to observe the sabbath day.
and thou hast remembered that a servant thou hast been in the land of Egypt, and Jehovah thy God is bringing thee out thence by a strong hand, and by a stretched-out arm; therefore hath Jehovah thy God commanded thee to keep the day of the sabbath.

Deuteronomy 5 16
"Honor your father and your mother, as Yahweh your God commanded you; that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
Honour thy father and thy mother, as Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may be well with thee in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee.
`Honour thy father and thy mother, as Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee, so that thy days are prolonged, and so that it is well with thee, on the ground which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee.

Deuteronomy 5 17
"You shall not murder.
Thou shalt not kill.
`Thou dost not murder.
Deuteronomy 5 18
"Neither shall you commit adultery.
Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
`Thou dost not commit adultery.

Deuteronomy 5 19
"Neither shall you steal.
Neither shalt thou steal.
`Thou dost not steal.

Deuteronomy 5 20
"Neither shall you give false testimony against your neighbor.
Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
`Thou dost not answer against thy neighbour -- a false testimony.

Deuteronomy 5 21
"Neither shall you covet your neighbor`s wife; neither shall you desire your neighbor`s house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor`s."
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour`s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour`s house, his field, nor his bondman, nor his handmaid, his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour`s.
`Thou dost not desire thy neighbour`s wife; nor dost thou covet thy neighbour`s house, his field, and his man-servant, and his handmaid, his ox, and his ass, and anything which [is] thy neighbour`s.

Deuteronomy 5 22
These words Yahweh spoke to all your assembly on the mountain out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. He wrote them on two tables of stone, and gave them to me.
These words Jehovah spoke to all your congregation on the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the obscurity, with a great voice, and he added no more; and he wrote them on two tables of stone, and gave them to me.
`These words hath Jehovah spoken unto all your assembly, in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness -- a great voice; and He hath not added, and He writeth them on two tables of stone, and giveth them unto me.

Deuteronomy 5 23
It happened, when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came near to me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, and the mountain burned with fire, that ye came near to me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
`And it cometh to pass as ye hear the voice out of the midst of the darkness, and of the mountain burning with fire, that ye come near unto me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders,

Deuteronomy 5 24
and you said, Behold, Yahweh our God has showed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God does speak with man, and he lives.
and ye said, Behold, Jehovah our God has shewn us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice from the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God talks with man, and he lives.
and say, Lo, Jehovah our God hath shewed us His honour, and His greatness; and His voice we have heard out of the midst of the fire; this day we have seen that God doth speak with man -- and he hath lived.

Deuteronomy 5 25
Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of Yahweh our God any more, then we shall die.
And now, why should we die? for this great fire will consume us. If we hear the voice of Jehovah our God any more, we shall die.
`And, now, why do we die? for consume us doth this great fire -- if we add to hear the voice of Jehovah our God any more -- then we have died.

Deuteronomy 5 26
For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the midst of the fire, as we, and has lived?
For who of all flesh [is] he who hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire like us -- and doth live?

Deuteronomy 5 27
Go you near, and hear all that Yahweh our God shall say: and speak you to us all that Yahweh our God shall speak to you; and we will hear it, and do it.
Come thou near, and hear all that Jehovah our God will say; and speak thou to us all that Jehovah our God will speak to thee; and we will hear it, and do it.
Draw near thou, and hear all that which Jehovah our God saith, and thou, thou dost speak unto us all that which Jehovah our God speaketh unto thee, and we have hearkened, and done it.

Deuteronomy 5 28
Yahweh heard the voice of your words, when you spoke to me; and Yahweh said to me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken to you: they have well said all that they have spoken.
And Jehovah heard the voice of your words, when ye spoke to me; and Jehovah said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people that have spoken to thee: they have well spoken all that they have spoken.
`And Jehovah heareth the voice of your words, in your speaking unto me, and Jehovah saith unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken unto thee; they have done well [in] all that they have spoken.

Deuteronomy 5 29
Oh that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children forever!
Oh that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments continually, that it might be well with them and with their sons for ever!
O that their heart had been thus to them, to fear Me, and to keep My commands all the days, that it may be well with them, and with their sons -- to the age!

Deuteronomy 5 30
Go tell them, Return you to your tents.
Go, say unto them, Get you into your tents again.
`Go, say to them, Turn back for yourselves, to your tents;

Deuteronomy 5 31
But as for you, stand you here by me, and I will speak to you all the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.
But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.
and thou here stand thou with Me, and let Me speak unto thee all the command, and the statutes, and the judgments which thou dost teach them, and they have done in the land which I am giving to them to possess it.

Deuteronomy 5 32
You shall observe to do therefore as Yahweh your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
Take heed then to do as Jehovah your God hath commanded you: turn not aside to the right hand or to the left.
`And ye have observed to do as Jehovah your God hath commanded you, ye turn not aside -- right or left;

Deuteronomy 5 33
You shall walk in all the way which Yahweh your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.
In all the way that Jehovah your God hath commanded you shall ye walk, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.
in all the way which Jehovah your God hath commanded you ye walk, so that ye live, and [it is] well with you, and ye have prolonged days in the land which ye possess.

Deuteronomy 6 1
Now this is the commandment, the statutes, and the ordinances, which Yahweh your God commanded to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it;
And these are the commandments, the statutes, and the ordinances, which Jehovah your God commanded to teach you, that ye may do them in the land whereunto ye pass over to possess it,
`And this [is] the command, the statutes and the judgments which Jehovah your God hath commanded to teach you, to do in the land which ye are passing over thither to possess it,

Deuteronomy 6 2
that you might fear Yahweh your God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, you, and your son, and your son`s son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged.
that thou mayest fear Jehovah thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son`s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
so that thou dost fear Jehovah thy God, to keep all His statutes and His commands, which I am commanding thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son`s son, all days of thy life, and so that thy days are prolonged.

Deuteronomy 6 3
Hear therefore, Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with you, and that you may increase mightily, as Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has promised to you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
And thou shalt hear, Israel, and take heed to do [them]; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase greatly, as Jehovah the God of thy fathers hath said unto thee, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
`And thou hast heard, O Israel, and observed to do, that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest multiply exceedingly, as Jehovah, God of thy fathers, hath spoken to thee, [in] the land flowing with milk and honey.

Deuteronomy 6 4
Hear, Israel: Yahweh is our God; Yahweh is one:
Hear, Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah;
`Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God [is] one Jehovah;

Deuteronomy 6 5
and you shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength.
and thou hast loved Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might,

Deuteronomy 6 6
These words, which I command you this day, shall be on your heart;
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart;
and these words which I am commanding thee to-day have been on thine heart,

Deuteronomy 6 7
and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.
and thou shalt impress them on thy sons, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou goest on the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
and thou hast repeated them to thy sons, and spoken of them in thy sitting in thine house, and in thy walking in the way, and in thy lying down, and in thy rising up,

Deuteronomy 6 8
You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for symbols between your eyes.
And thou shalt bind them for a sign on thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes.
and hast bound them for a sign upon thy hand, and they have been for frontlets between thine eyes,

Deuteronomy 6 9
You shall write them on the door-posts of your house, and on your gates.
And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and upon thy gates.
and thou hast written them on door-posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

Deuteronomy 6 10
It shall be, when Yahweh your God shall bring you into the land which he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you, great and goodly cities, which you didn`t build,
And it shall be, when Jehovah thy God bringeth thee into the land which he swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee: great and good cities which thou buildedst not,
`And it hath been, when Jehovah thy God doth bring thee in unto the land which He hath sworn to thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to thee --cities great and good, which thou hast not built,

Deuteronomy 6 11
and houses full of all good things, which you didn`t fill, and cisterns dug out, which you didn`t dig, vineyards and olive-trees, which you didn`t plant, and you shall eat and be full;
and houses full of everything good which thou filledst not, and wells digged which thou diggedst not, vineyards and oliveyards which thou plantedst not, and thou shalt have eaten and shalt be full;
and houses full of all good things which thou hast not filled, and wells digged which thou hast not digged, vineyards and olive-yards which thou hast not planted, and thou hast eaten, and been satisfied;

Deuteronomy 6 12
then beware lest you forget Yahweh, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
[then] beware lest thou forget Jehovah who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
`Take heed to thyself lest thou forget Jehovah who hath brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of a house of servants;

Deuteronomy 6 13
You shall fear Yahweh your God; and him shall you serve, and shall swear by his name.
Thou shalt fear Jehovah thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
Jehovah thy God thou dost fear, and Him thou dost serve, and by His name thou dost swear;

Deuteronomy 6 14
You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples who are round about you;
Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples that are round about you;
ye do not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples who [are] round about you; 

Deuteronomy 6 15
for Yahweh your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; lest the anger of Yahweh your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.
for Jehovah thy God is a jealous ·God in thy midst; lest the anger of Jehovah thy God be kindled against thee, and he destroy thee from the face of the earth.
for a zealous God [is] Jehovah thy God in thy midst -- lest the anger of Jehovah thy God burn against thee, and He hath destroyed thee from off the face of the ground. 

Deuteronomy 6 16
You shall not tempt Yahweh your God, as you tempted him in Massah.
Ye shall not tempt Jehovah your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
`Ye do not try Jehovah your God as ye tried in Massah;

Deuteronomy 6 17
You shall diligently keep the commandments of Yahweh your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he has commanded you.
Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of Jehovah your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.
ye do diligently keep the commands of Jehovah your God, and His testimonies, and His statutes which He hath commanded thee,

Deuteronomy 6 18
You shall do that which is right and good in the sight of Yahweh; that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land which Yahweh swore to your fathers,
And thou shalt do what is right and good in the sight of Jehovah, that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest enter in and possess the good land which Jehovah swore unto thy fathers,
and thou hast done that which is right and good in the eyes of Jehovah, so that it is well with thee, and thou hast gone in and possessed the good land which Jehovah hath sworn to thy fathers,

Deuteronomy 6 19
to thrust out all your enemies from before you, as Yahweh has spoken.
thrusting out all thine enemies from before thee, as Jehovah hath spoken.
to drive away all thine enemies from thy presence, as Jehovah hath spoken.

Deuteronomy 6 20
When your son asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Yahweh our God has commanded you?
When thy son shall ask thee in time to come, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Jehovah our God hath commanded you?
`When thy son asketh thee hereafter, saying, What [are] the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Jehovah our God hath commanded you?

Deuteronomy 6 21
then you shall tell your son, We were Pharaoh`s bondservants in Egypt: and Yahweh brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand;
then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh`s bondmen in Egypt; and Jehovah brought us out of Egypt with a powerful hand;
then thou hast said to thy son, Servants we have been to Pharaoh in Egypt, and Jehovah bringeth us out of Egypt by a high hand;

Deuteronomy 6 22
and Yahweh showed signs and wonders, great and sore, on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on all his house, before our eyes;
and Jehovah shewed signs and wonders, great and grievous, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes;
and Jehovah giveth signs and wonders, great and sad, on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on all his house, before our eyes;

Deuteronomy 6 23
and he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore to our fathers.
and he brought us out thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore unto our fathers.
and us He hath brought out thence, in order to bring us in, to give to us the land which He had sworn to our fathers.

Deuteronomy 6 24
Yahweh commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Yahweh our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as at this day.
And Jehovah commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Jehovah our God, for our good continually, that he might preserve us alive, as it is this day.
And Jehovah commandeth us to do all these statutes, to fear Jehovah our God, for good to ourselves all the days, to keep us alive, as [at] this day;

Deuteronomy 6 25
It shall be righteousness to us, if we observe to do all this commandment before Yahweh our God, as he has commanded us.
And it shall be our righteousness if we take heed to do all these commandments before Jehovah our God, as he hath commanded us.
and righteousness it is for us, when we observe to do all this command before Jehovah our God, as He hath commanded us.



Study Questions...

Where did God make a covenant with the Israelites 

He brought out of Egypt? 5:2

What is the first commandment? 5:7

What day was to be holy? 5:12

What did the LORD show the Israelites? 5:24

The LORD is ______________? 6:4

How should we love God? 6:5