5/20/13

From Gary... A rainbow, a gift and empty pockets


I went to Sunday evening services last night, expecting a perfectly normal time.  Then, a young man (He told us later on in the Adult Bible Class that he was 24) came in and sat down it the row of seats on the other side of the auditorium.  He was very dirty looking and most of the time just played with his cell phone.  When it ran out of juice, he just walked around until he found a charger and with nothing to do, he participated in the class.  He spoke as though he thought he was a wise old man and related his experiences with drugs and alcohol as if he had now conquered all his problems; this, while being homeless and asking us for food.  At the close of the service, most everyone reached in their pockets to pool money to buy him the nourishment he sought.  I felt awkward because I was broke and so I left as quickly as possible.  On the way home, I felt awful that I couldn't help him and I was depressed.  This morning, I was sprucing up some of the pictures for use on the blog and had a headache, so I sat in the recliner for a long time with Buddy using my left leg as prop.  As I closed my eyes, I thought of the picture at the top of this post and realized how hard life must be for those who live on the street; and how, even there, people know they can get help from "church folks".  And it was THEN, that I thought of this passage from the Gospel of Luke...

Luke, Chapter 7

1 After he had finished speaking in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum.  2 A certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and at the point of death.  3 When he heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and save his servant.  4 When they came to Jesus, they begged him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy for you to do this for him,  5 for he loves our nation, and he built our synagogue for us.”  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.  7 Therefore I didn’t even think myself worthy to come to you; but say the word, and my servant will be healed. 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.” 

  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 such great faith, no, not in Israel.”   10 Those who were sent, returning to the house, found that the servant who had been sick was well. 


The Centurion knew he wasn't one of the chosen people and yet, in time of need, went to Jesus.  The soldier was a man of authority with a great deal of responsibility, but felt unworthy to even be in the presence of Jesus.  When his servant was healed, I can imagine him saying to himself... he did this for me???  The picture shows the rainbow coming right to you, as if it is yours for the taking.  A very special gift, just for you.  I think this is how the Centurion must have felt by Jesus' gift of healing for his servant.  And, I hope that the homeless man felt blessed by the help the church gave him.  I just wish that I had something in my pocket to help him in his time of hunger.  Maybe next time...

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study May 20


Bible Reading and Study


May 20
Joshua 21, 22

Jos 21:1 Then the heads of fathers' houses of the Levites came near to Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of fathers' houses of the tribes of the children of Israel.
Jos 21:2 They spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, "Yahweh commanded Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for our livestock."
Jos 21:3 The children of Israel gave to the Levites out of their inheritance, according to the commandment of Yahweh, these cities with their suburbs.
Jos 21:4 The lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. The children of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, had thirteen cities by lot out of the tribe of Judah, out of the tribe of the Simeonites, and out of the tribe of Benjamin.
Jos 21:5 The rest of the children of Kohath had ten cities by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh.
Jos 21:6 The children of Gershon had thirteen cities by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, out of the tribe of Asher, out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.
Jos 21:7 The children of Merari according to their families had twelve cities out of the tribe of Reuben, out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun.
Jos 21:8 The children of Israel gave these cities with their suburbs by lot to the Levites, as Yahweh commanded by Moses.
Jos 21:9 They gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are mentioned by name:
Jos 21:10 and they were for the children of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi; for theirs was the first lot.
Jos 21:11 They gave them Kiriath Arba, named after the father of Anak (the same is Hebron), in the hill country of Judah, with its suburbs around it.
Jos 21:12 But they gave the fields of the city and its villages to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
Jos 21:13 To the children of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, Libnah with its suburbs,
Jos 21:14 Jattir with its suburbs, Eshtemoa with its suburbs,
Jos 21:15 Holon with its suburbs, Debir with its suburbs,
Jos 21:16 Ain with its suburbs, Juttah with its suburbs, and Beth Shemesh with its suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes.
Jos 21:17 Out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its suburbs, Geba with its suburbs,
Jos 21:18 Anathoth with its suburbs, and Almon with its suburbs; four cities.
Jos 21:19 All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their suburbs.
Jos 21:20 The families of the children of Kohath, the Levites, even the rest of the children of Kohath, had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim.
Jos 21:21 They gave them Shechem with its suburbs in the hill country of Ephraim, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Gezer with its suburbs,
Jos 21:22 Kibzaim with its suburbs, and Beth Horon with its suburbs; four cities.
Jos 21:23 Out of the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its suburbs, Gibbethon with its suburbs,
Jos 21:24 Aijalon with its suburbs, Gath Rimmon with its suburbs; four cities.
Jos 21:25 Out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Taanach with its suburbs, and Gath Rimmon with its suburbs; two cities.
Jos 21:26 All the cities of the families of the rest of the children of Kohath were ten with their suburbs.
Jos 21:27 They gave to the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the half-tribe of Manasseh Golan in Bashan with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Be Eshterah with its suburbs; two cities.
Jos 21:28 Out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishion with its suburbs, Daberath with its suburbs,
Jos 21:29 Jarmuth with its suburbs, En Gannim with its suburbs; four cities.
Jos 21:30 Out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with its suburbs, Abdon with its suburbs,
Jos 21:31 Helkath with its suburbs, and Rehob with its suburbs; four cities.
Jos 21:32 Out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, Hammothdor with its suburbs, and Kartan with its suburbs; three cities.
Jos 21:33 All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their suburbs.
Jos 21:34 To the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its suburbs, Kartah with its suburbs,
Jos 21:35 Dimnah with its suburbs, and Nahalal with its suburbs; four cities.
Jos 21:36 Out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with its suburbs, Jahaz with its suburbs,
Jos 21:37 Kedemoth with its suburbs, and Mephaath with its suburbs; four cities.
Jos 21:38 Out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Mahanaim with its suburbs,
Jos 21:39 Heshbon with its suburbs, Jazer with its suburbs; four cities in all.
Jos 21:40 All these were the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites. Their lot was twelve cities.
Jos 21:41 All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight cities with their suburbs.
Jos 21:42 Each of these cities included their suburbs around them. It was this way with all these cities.
Jos 21:43 So Yahweh gave to Israel all the land which he swore to give to their fathers. They possessed it, and lived in it.
Jos 21:44 Yahweh gave them rest all around, according to all that he swore to their fathers. Not a man of all their enemies stood before them. Yahweh delivered all their enemies into their hand.
Jos 21:45 Nothing failed of any good thing which Yahweh had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.
Jos 22:1 Then Joshua called the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh,
Jos 22:2 and said to them, "You have kept all that Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded you, and have listened to my voice in all that I commanded you.
Jos 22:3 You have not left your brothers these many days to this day, but have performed the duty of the commandment of Yahweh your God.
Jos 22:4 Now Yahweh your God has given rest to your brothers, as he spoke to them. Therefore now return and go to your tents, to the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of Yahweh gave you beyond the Jordan.
Jos 22:5 Only take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded you, to love Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, to keep his commandments, to hold fast to him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul."
Jos 22:6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away; and they went to their tents.
Jos 22:7 Now to the one half-tribe of Manasseh Moses had given inheritance in Bashan; but to the other half gave Joshua among their brothers beyond the Jordan westward. Moreover when Joshua sent them away to their tents, he blessed them,
Jos 22:8 and spoke to them, saying, "Return with much wealth to your tents, with very much livestock, with silver, with gold, with brass, with iron, and with very much clothing. Divide the spoil of your enemies with your brothers."
Jos 22:9 The children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go to the land of Gilead, to the land of their possession, which they owned, according to the commandment of Yahweh by Moses.
Jos 22:10 When they came to the region about the Jordan, that is in the land of Canaan, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by the Jordan, a great altar to look at.
Jos 22:11 The children of Israel heard this, "Behold, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have built an altar in the forefront of the land of Canaan, in the region about the Jordan, on the side that pertains to the children of Israel."
Jos 22:12 When the children of Israel heard of it, the whole congregation of the children of Israel gathered themselves together at Shiloh, to go up against them to war.
Jos 22:13 The children of Israel sent to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest,
Jos 22:14 and with him ten princes, one prince of a fathers' house for each of the tribes of Israel; and they were everyone of them head of their fathers' houses among the thousands of Israel.
Jos 22:15 They came to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, to the land of Gilead, and they spoke with them, saying,
Jos 22:16 "Thus says the whole congregation of Yahweh, 'What trespass is this that you have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following Yahweh, in that you have built you an altar, to rebel this day against Yahweh?
Jos 22:17 Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we have not cleansed ourselves to this day, although there came a plague on the congregation of Yahweh,
Jos 22:18 that you must turn away this day from following Yahweh? It will be, seeing that you rebel today against Yahweh, that tomorrow he will be angry with the whole congregation of Israel.
Jos 22:19 However, if the land of your possession is unclean, then pass over to the land of the possession of Yahweh, in which Yahweh's tabernacle dwells, and take possession among us; but don't rebel against Yahweh, nor rebel against us, in building an altar other than the altar of Yahweh our God.
Jos 22:20 Didn't Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the devoted thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? That man didn't perish alone in his iniquity.' "
Jos 22:21 Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh answered, and spoke to the heads of the thousands of Israel,
Jos 22:22 "The Mighty One, God, Yahweh, the Mighty One, God, Yahweh, he knows; and Israel shall know: if it was in rebellion, or if in trespass against Yahweh (don't save us this day),
Jos 22:23 that we have built us an altar to turn away from following Yahweh; or if to offer burnt offering or meal offering, or if to offer sacrifices of peace offerings, let Yahweh himself require it.
Jos 22:24 If we have not out of concern done this, and for a reason, saying, 'In time to come your children might speak to our children, saying, "What have you to do with Yahweh, the God of Israel?
Jos 22:25 For Yahweh has made the Jordan a border between us and you, you children of Reuben and children of Gad. You have no portion in Yahweh." ' So your children might make our children cease from fearing Yahweh.
Jos 22:26 Therefore we said, 'Let's now prepare to build ourselves an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice;
Jos 22:27 but it will be a witness between us and you, and between our generations after us, that we may perform the service of Yahweh before him with our burnt offerings, with our sacrifices, and with our peace offerings;' that your children may not tell our children in time to come, 'You have no portion in Yahweh.'
Jos 22:28 Therefore we said, 'It shall be, when they tell us or our generations this in time to come, that we shall say, "Behold the pattern of the altar of Yahweh, which our fathers made, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice; but it is a witness between us and you." '
Jos 22:29 Far be it from us that we should rebel against Yahweh, and turn away this day from following Yahweh, to build an altar for burnt offering, for meal offering, or for sacrifice, besides the altar of Yahweh our God that is before his tabernacle!"
Jos 22:30 When Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the congregation, even the heads of the thousands of Israel that were with him, heard the words that the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the children of Manasseh spoke, it pleased them well.
Jos 22:31 Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said to the children of Reuben, to the children of Gad, and to the children of Manasseh, "Today we know that Yahweh is in the midst of us, because you have not committed this trespass against Yahweh. Now you have delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of Yahweh."
Jos 22:32 Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, and the princes, returned from the children of Reuben, and from the children of Gad, out of the land of Gilead, to the land of Canaan, to the children of Israel, and brought them word again.
Jos 22:33 The thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and spoke no more of going up against them to war, to destroy the land in which the children of Reuben and the children of Gad lived.
Jos 22:34 The children of Reuben and the children of Gad named the altar "A Witness Between Us that Yahweh is God."


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Joshua


Joshua 21 1
Then came near the heads of fathers` [houses] of the Levites to Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of fathers` [houses] of the tribes of the children of Israel;
Then the chief fathers of the Levites drew near to Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel;
And the heads of the fathers of the Levites draw nigh unto Eleazar the priest, and unto Joshua son of Nun, and unto the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the sons of Israel,
Joshua 21 2
and they spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, Yahweh commanded Moses to   give us cities to dwell in, with the suburbs of it for our cattle.
and they spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, Jehovah commanded through Moses to give us cities to dwell in, and their suburbs for our cattle.
and they speak unto them in Shiloh, in the land of Canaan, saying, `Jehovah commanded by the hand of Moses to give to us cities to dwell in, and their suburbs for our cattle.`
Joshua 21 3
The children of Israel gave to the Levites out of their inheritance, according to the commandment of Yahweh, these cities with their suburbs.
And the children of Israel gave to the Levites out of their inheritance, according to the word of Jehovah, these cities and their suburbs.
And the sons of Israel give to the Levites, out of their inheritance, at the command of Jehovah, these cities and their suburbs:
Joshua 21 4
The lot came out for the families of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, had by lot out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of the Simeonites, and out of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities.
And the lot came forth for the families of the Kohathites. And the children of Aaron the priest, of the Levites, had by lot out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of the Simeonites, and out of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities.
And the lot goeth out for the families of the Kohathite, and there are for the sons of Aaron the priest (of the Levites), out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out of the tribe of Benjamin, by lot thirteen cities,
Joshua 21 5
The rest of the children of Kohath had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.
And the children of Kohath that remained had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.
and for the sons of Kohath who are left, out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half of the tribe of Manasseh, by lot ten cities:
Joshua 21 6
The children of Gershon had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
And the children of Gershon had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
And for the sons of Gershon [are], out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, by lot, thirteen cities.
Joshua 21 7
The children of Merari according to their families had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
The children of Merari according to their families had by lot out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
For the sons of Merari, for their families, [are], out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
Joshua 21 8
The children of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as Yahweh commanded by Moses.
And the children of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities and their suburbs, as Jehovah commanded through Moses.
And the sons of Israel give to the Levites these cities and their suburbs, as Jehovah commanded by the hand of Moses, by lot.
Joshua 21 9
They gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are [here] mentioned by name:
And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which were mentioned by name,
And they give out of the tribe of the sons of Judah, and out of the tribe of the sons of Simeon, these cities which are called by name;
Joshua 21 10
and they were for the children of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi; for theirs was the first lot.
and which the children of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, of the children of Levi had (for theirs was the first lot);
and they are for the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathite, of the sons of Levi, for theirs hath been the first lot;
Joshua 21 11
They gave them Kiriath-arba, [which Arba was] the father of Anak (the same is Hebron), in the hill-country of Judah, with the suburbs of it round about it.
and they gave them Kirjath-Arba, [which Arba was] the father of Anak, that is, Hebron, in the mountain of Judah, with its suburbs round about it.
and they give to them the city of Arba father of Anak (it [is] Hebron), in the hill-country of Judah, and its suburbs round about it;
Joshua 21 12
But the fields of the city, and the villages of it, gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
But the fields of the city and the hamlets thereof gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
and the field of the city and its villages they have given to Caleb son of Jephunneh for his possession.
Joshua 21 13
To the children of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Libnah with its suburbs,
And they gave to the children of Aaron the priest the city of refuge for the slayer, Hebron and its suburbs; and Libnah and its suburbs,
And to the sons of Aaron the priest they have given the city of refuge [for] the man-slayer, Hebron and its suburbs, and Libnah and its suburbs,
Joshua 21 14
and Jattir with its suburbs, and Eshtemoa with its suburbs, 
and Jattir and its suburbs, and Eshtemoa and its suburbs,
and Jattir and its suburbs, and Eshtemoa and its suburbs,
Joshua 21 15
and Holon with its suburbs, and Debir with its suburbs,
and Holon and its suburbs, and Debir and its suburbs,
and Holon and its suburbs, and Debir and its suburbs,
Joshua 21 16
and Ain with its suburbs, and Juttah with its suburbs, [and] Beth-shemesh with its suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes.
and Ain and its suburbs, and Juttah and its suburbs, [and] Beth-shemesh and its suburbs:   nine cities out of those two tribes;
and Ain and its suburbs, and Juttah and its suburbs, Beth-Shemesh and its suburbs; nine cities out of these two tribes.
Joshua 21 17
Out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its suburbs, Geba with its suburbs, 
and out of the tribe of Benjamin: Gibeon and its suburbs, Geba and its suburbs,
And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon and its suburbs, Geba and its suburbs,
Joshua 21 18
Anathoth with its suburbs, and Almon with its suburbs; four cities.
Anathoth and its suburbs, and Almon and its suburbs; four cities.
Anathoth and its suburbs, and Almon and its suburbs -- four cities;
Joshua 21 19
All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their suburbs.
All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities and their 
all the cities of the sons of Aaron the priests, [are] thirteen cities and their suburbs.
Joshua 21 20
The families of the children of Kohath, the Levites, even the rest of the children of Kohath, they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim.
And to the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites that remained of the children of Kohath, [they gave cities]. And the cities of their lot were out of the tribe of Ephraim,
And for the families of the sons of Kohath, the Levites, who are left of the sons of Kohath, even the cities of their lot are of the tribe of Ephraim;
Joshua 21 21
They gave them Shechem with its suburbs in the hill-country of Ephraim, the city of refuge for   the manslayer, and Gezer with its suburbs,
and they gave them the city of refuge for the slayer, Shechem and its suburbs in mount Ephraim; and Gezer and its suburbs,
and they give to them the city of refuge [for] the man-slayer, Shechem and its suburbs, in the hill-country of Ephraim, and Gezer and its suburbs,
Joshua 21 22
and Kibzaim with its suburbs, and Beth-horon with its suburbs; four cities.
and Kibzaim and its suburbs, and Beth-horon and its suburbs: four cities;
and Kibzaim and its suburbs, and Beth-Horon and its suburbs -- four cities.
Joshua 21 23
Out of the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its suburbs, Gibbethon with its suburbs,
and out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh and its suburbs, Gibbethon and its suburbs,
And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh and its suburbs, Gibbethon and its suburbs,
Joshua 21 24
Aijalon with its suburbs, Gath-rimmon with its suburbs; four cities.
Ajalon and its suburbs, Gath-Rimmon and its suburbs: four cities;
Aijalon and its suburbs, Gath-Rimmon and its suburbs -- four cities.
Joshua 21 25
Out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Taanach with its suburbs, and Gath-rimmon with its suburbs; two cities.
and out of half the tribe of Manasseh, Taanach and its suburbs and Gath-Rimmon and its suburbs: two cities.
And out of the half of the tribe of Manasseh, Taanach and its suburbs, and Gath-Rimmon and its suburbs -- two cities;
Joshua 21 26
All the cities of the families of the rest of the children of Kohath were ten with their suburbs.
All the cities were ten and their suburbs, for the families of the children of Kohath that remained.
all the cities [are] ten and their suburbs, for the families of the sons of Kohath who are left.
Joshua 21 27
To the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the half-tribe of Manasseh [they gave] Golan in Bashan with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Be-eshterah with its suburbs; two cities.
And to the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of half the tribe of Manasseh, [they gave] the city of refuge for the slayer, Golan in Bashan and its suburbs; and Beeshterah and its suburbs: two cities;
And for the sons of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the half of the tribe of Manasseh, the city of refuge [for] the man-slayer, Golan in Bashan and its suburbs, and Beeshterah and its suburbs -- two cities.
Joshua 21 28
Out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishion with its suburbs, Daberath with its suburbs,
and out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishion and its suburbs, Dabrath and its suburbs, 
And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon and its suburbs, Dabarath and its suburbs,
Joshua 21 29
Jarmuth with its suburbs, En-gannim with its suburbs; four cities.
Jarmuth and its suburbs, En-gannim and its suburbs: four cities;
Jarmuth and its suburbs, En-Gannim and its suburbs -- four cities.
Joshua 21 30
Out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with its suburbs, Abdon with its suburbs,
and out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal and its suburbs, Abdon and its suburbs,
And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal and its suburbs, Abdon and its suburbs,
Joshua 21 31
Helkath with its suburbs, and Rehob with its suburbs; four cities.
Helkath and its suburbs, and Rehob and its suburbs: four cities;
Helkath and its suburbs, and Rehob and its suburbs -- four cities.
Joshua 21 32
Out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Hammoth-dor with its suburbs, and Kartan with its suburbs; three cities.
and out of the tribe of Naphtali, the city of refuge for the slayer, Kedesh in Galilee, and its suburbs; and Hammoth-Dor and its suburbs, and Kartan and its suburbs: three cities.
And out of the tribe of Naphtali, the city of refuge [for] the man-slayer, Kedesh in Galilee and its suburbs, and Hammoth-Dor and its suburbs, and Kartan and its suburbs -- three cities;
Joshua 21 33
All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their suburbs.
All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities and their suburbs.
all the cities of the Gershonite, for their families, [are] thirteen cities and their suburbs.
Joshua 21 34
To the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its suburbs, and Kartah with its suburbs,
And to the families of the children of Merari, that remained of the Levites, [they gave] out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam and its suburbs, Kartah and its suburbs,
And for the families of the sons of Merari, the Levites, who are left, [are,] out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam and its suburbs, Kartah and its suburbs,
Joshua 21 35
Dimnah with its suburbs, Nahalal with its suburbs; four cities.
Dimnah and its suburbs, Nahalal and its suburbs: four cities;
Dimnah and its suburbs, Nahalal and its suburbs -- four cities.
Joshua 21 36
Out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with its suburbs, and Jahaz with its suburbs,
and out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer and its suburbs, and Jahzah and its suburbs,
And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer and its suburbs, and Jahazah and its suburbs,
Joshua 21 37
Kedemoth with its suburbs, and Mephaath with its suburbs; four cities.
Kedemoth and its suburbs, and Mephaath and its suburbs: four cities;
Kedemoth and its suburbs, and Mephaath and its suburbs -- four cities.
Joshua 21 38
Out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Mahanaim with its suburbs,
and out of the tribe of Gad, the city of refuge for the slayer, Ramoth in Gilead and its suburbs; and Mahanaim and its suburbs,
And out of the tribe of Gad, the city of refuge [for] the man-slayer, Ramoth in Gilead and its suburbs, and Mahanaim and its suburbs,
Joshua 21 39
Heshbon with its suburbs, Jazer with its suburbs; four cities in all.
Heshbon and its suburbs, Jaazer and its suburbs: four cities in all.
Heshbon and its suburbs, Jazer and its suburbs -- [in] all four cities.
Joshua 21 40
All [these were] the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.
[These were] all the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, which remained of the families of the Levites, and their lot was twelve cities.
All the cities for the sons of Merari, for their families, who are left of the families of the Levites -- their lot is twelve cities.
Joshua 21 41
All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight cities with their suburbs.
All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight cities and their suburbs.
All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the sons of Israel [are] forty and eight cities, and their suburbs.
Joshua 21 42
These cities were every one with their suburbs round about them: thus it was with all these Each one of these cities had its suburbs round about it: thus were all these cities.
These cities are each city and its suburbs round about it; so to all these cities.
Joshua 21 43
So Yahweh gave to Israel all the land which he swore to give to their fathers; and they possessed it, and lived therein.
And Jehovah gave to Israel all the land which he swore to give unto their fathers; and they took possession of it, and dwelt in it.
And Jehovah giveth to Israel the whole of the land which He hath sworn to give to their fathers, and they possess it, and dwell in it;
Joshua 21 44
Yahweh gave them rest round about, according to all that he swore to their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; Yahweh delivered all their enemies into their  hand.
And Jehovah gave them rest round about, according to all that he had sworn unto their fathers; and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them: Jehovah gave all their enemies into their hand.
and Jehovah giveth rest to them round about, according to all that which He hath sworn to their fathers, and there hath not stood a man in their presence of all their enemies, the whole of their enemies hath Jehovah given into their hand;
Joshua 21 45
There failed not anything of any good thing which Yahweh had spoken to the house of Israel; all came to pass.
There failed nothing of all the good things that Jehovah had spoken to the house of Israel: all came to pass.
there hath not fallen a thing of all the good thing which Jehovah spake unto the house of Israel -- the whole hath come.
Joshua 22 1
Then Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh,
Then Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh,
Then Joshua calleth for the Reubenite, and for the Gadite, and for the half of the tribe of Manasseh,
Joshua 22 2
and said to them, You have kept all that Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded you, and have   listened to my voice in all that I commanded you:
and said unto them, Ye have kept all that Moses the servant of Jehovah commanded you, and have hearkened to my voice in all that I commanded you.
and saith unto them, `Ye -- ye have kept the whole of that which Moses, servant of Jehovah, commanded you, and ye hearken to my voice, to all that I have commanded you;
Joshua 22 3
you have not left your brothers these many days to this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of Yahweh your God.
Ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, and ye have kept the charge of the commandment of Jehovah your God.
ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, and have kept the charge -- the command of Jehovah your God.
Joshua 22 4
Now Yahweh your God has given rest to your brothers, as he spoke to them: therefore now turn you, and get you to your tents, to the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of Yahweh gave you beyond the Jordan.
And now Jehovah your God hath given rest to your brethren, as he said unto them; and now return, and get you unto your tents, unto the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of Jehovah gave you beyond the Jordan.
`And, now, Jehovah your God hath given rest to your brethren, as He spake to them; and now, turn ye, and go for yourselves to your tents, unto the land of your possession, which Moses, servant of Jehovah, hath given to you beyond the Jordan.
Joshua 22 5
Only take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded you, to love Yahweh your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave to him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Only, take great heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of Jehovah commanded you, to love Jehovah your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Only, be very watchful to do the command and the law which Moses, servant of Jehovah, commanded you, to love Jehovah your God, and to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commands, and to cleave to Him, and to serve Him, with all your heart, and with all your soul.`
Joshua 22 6
So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away; and they went to their tents.
And Joshua blessed them, and sent them away; and they went to their tents.
And Joshua blesseth them, and sendeth them away, and they go unto their tents.
Joshua 22 7
Now to the one half-tribe of Manasseh Moses had given [inheritance] in Bashan; but to the other half gave Joshua among their brothers beyond the Jordan westward; moreover when Joshua sent  them away to their tents, he blessed them,
And to half the tribe of Manasseh Moses had given [inheritance] in Bashan, and to the other half thereof had Joshua given among their brethren on this side the Jordan westward. And when Joshua sent them away to their tents, he blessed them also, 
And to the half of the tribe of Manasseh hath Moses given, in Bashan, and to its [other] half hath Joshua given with their brethren beyond the Jordan westward; and also when Joshua hath sent them away unto their tents, then he doth bless them,
Joshua 22 8
and spoke to them, saying, Return with much wealth to your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much clothing: divide the spoil of your enemies with your brothers.
and spoke to them, saying, Return unto your tents with much wealth and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with copper, and with iron, and with clothing, in very great quantity; divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren.
and speak unto them, saying, `With great riches turn ye back unto your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much raiment; divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren.`
Joshua 22 9
The children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go to the land of Gilead, to the land of their possession, whereof they were possessed, according to the commandment of Yahweh by Moses.
And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go to the country of Gilead, into the land of their possession, of which they had become possessed, according to the word of Jehovah through Moses.
And the sons of Reuben, and the sons of Gad, and the half of the tribe of Manasseh, turn back and go from the sons of Israel out of Shiloh, which [is] in the land of Canaan, to go unto the land of Gilead, unto the land of their possession, in which they have possession, according to the command of Jehovah, by the hand of Moses;
Joshua 22 10
When they came to the region about the Jordan, that is in the land of Canaan, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by the Jordan, a great altar to look on.
And they came to the districts of the Jordan that are in the land of Canaan; and the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by the Jordan, an altar of grand appearance.
and they come in unto the districts of the Jordan, which [are] in the land of Canaan, and the sons of Reuben, and the sons of Gad, and the half of the tribe of Manasseh, build there an altar by the Jordan -- a great altar for appearance.
Joshua 22 11
The children of Israel heard say, Behold, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have built an altar in the forefront of the land of Canaan, in the region about the Jordan, on the side that pertains to the children of Israel.
And the children of Israel heard say, Behold, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh have built an altar over against the land of Canaan, in the districts of the Jordan, separately from the children of Israel.
And the sons of Israel hear, saying, `Lo, the sons of Reuben, and the sons of Gad, and the half of the tribe of Manasseh, have built the altar over-against the land of Canaan, on the districts of the Jordan, at the passage of the sons of Israel.`
Joshua 22 12
When the children of Israel heard of it, the whole congregation of the children of Israel gathered themselves together at Shiloh, to go up against them to war.
And when the children of Israel heard [of it], the whole assembly of the children of Israel gathered together at Shiloh, to go up against them to war.
And the sons of Israel hear, and all the company of the sons of Israel is assembled at Shiloh, to go up against them to war;
Joshua 22 13
The children of Israel sent to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, 
And the children of Israel sent to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest,
and the sons of Israel send unto the sons of Reuben, and unto the sons of Gad, and unto the half of the tribe of Manasseh -- unto the land of Gilead -- Phinehas son of Eleazar the priest,
Joshua 22 14
and with him ten princes, one prince of a fathers` house for each of the tribes of Israel; and they were everyone of them head of their fathers` houses among the thousands of Israel.
and with him ten princes, of each father`s house a prince, out of all the tribes of Israel; and each of them was head of a father`s house, of the thousands of Israel.
and ten princes with him, one prince, one prince, for a house of a father, for all the tribes of Israel, and each of them a head of a house of their fathers, for the thousands of Israel.
Joshua 22 15
They came to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, to the land of Gilead, and they spoke with them, saying,
And they came to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasseh, to the land of Gilead, and spoke with them, saying,
And they come in unto the sons of Reuben, and unto the sons of Gad, and unto the half of the tribe of Manasseh, unto the land of Gilead, and speak with them, saying, 
Joshua 22 16
Thus says the whole congregation of Yahweh, What trespass is this that you have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following Yahweh, in that you have built you an altar, to rebel this day against Yahweh?
Thus saith the whole assembly of Jehovah: What wickedness is this which ye have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following Jehovah, in that ye have built yourselves an altar, rebelling this day against Jehovah?
`Thus said all the company of Jehovah, What [is] this trespass which ye have trespassed against the God of Israel, to turn back to-day from after Jehovah, by your building for you an altar, for your rebelling to-day against Jehovah?
Joshua 22 17
Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we have not cleansed ourselves to this day, although there came a plague on the congregation of Yahweh,
Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us? from which we are not cleansed until this day, although there was a plague in the assembly of Jehovah.
Is the iniquity of Peor little to us, from which we have not been cleansed till this day -- and the plague is in the company of Jehovah,
Joshua 22 18
that you must turn away this day from following Yahweh? and it will be, seeing you rebel today against Yahweh, that tomorrow he will be angry with the whole congregation of Israel.
And ye turn away this day from following Jehovah; and it will be, that since ye rebel this day against Jehovah, to-morrow he will be wroth with the whole assembly of Israel.
that ye turn back to-day from after Jehovah? and it hath been -- ye rebel to-day against Jehovah -- and to-morrow against all the company of Israel He is wroth.
Joshua 22 19
However, if the land of your possession be unclean, then pass you over to the land of the possession of Yahweh, in which Yahweh`s tent dwells, and take possession among us: but don`t rebel against Yahweh, nor rebel against us, in building you an altar besides the altar of Yahweh our God.
Notwithstanding, if the land of your possession is unclean, come over into the land of the possession of Jehovah, where Jehovah`s tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession amongst us; but rebel not against Jehovah, and rebel not against us, in building for yourselves an altar besides the altar of Jehovah our God.
`And surely, if the land of your possession is unclean, pass over for you unto the land of the possession of Jehovah, where the tabernacle of Jehovah hath tabernacled, and have possession in our midst; and against Jehovah rebel not, and against us rebel not, by your building for you an altar, besides the altar of Jehovah our God.
Joshua 22 20
Didn`t Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the devoted thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man didn`t perish alone in his iniquity.
Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing? and wrath fell on all the assembly of Israel, and he perished not alone in his iniquity.
Did not Achan son of Zerah commit a trespass in the devoted thing, and on all the company of Israel there was wrath? and he alone expired not in his iniquity.`
Joshua 22 21
Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh answered,   and spoke to the heads of the thousands of Israel,
And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh answered and said to the heads of the thousands of Israel,
And the sons of Reuben, and the sons of Gad, and the half of the tribe of Manasseh, answer and speak with the heads of the thousands of Israel:
Joshua 22 22
The Mighty One, God, Yahweh, the Mighty One, God, Yahweh, he knows; and Israel he shall know: if it be in rebellion, or if in trespass against Yahweh (don`t save us this day,)
The ·God of gods, Jehovah, the ·God of gods, Jehovah, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know [it]; if it is in rebellion, or if in trespass against Jehovah, -- save us not this day!
`The God of gods -- Jehovah, the God of gods -- Jehovah, He is knowing, and Israel, he doth know, if in rebellion, and if in trespass against Jehovah (Thou dost not save us this day!)
Joshua 22 23
that we have built us an altar to turn away from following Yahweh; or if to offer thereon burnt   offering or meal-offering, or if to offer sacrifices of peace-offerings thereon, let Yahweh himself require it;
-- that we have built for ourselves an altar to turn from following Jehovah, and if it is to offer up burnt-offering and oblation on it, and if to offer peace-offerings thereon, let Jehovah himself require it [from us];
[we are] building for ourselves an altar to turn back from after Jehovah, and if to cause to go up on it burnt-offering and present, and if to make on it peace-offerings -- Jehovah Himself doth require [it].
Joshua 22 24
and if we have not [rather] out of carefulness done this, [and] of purpose, saying, In time to come your children might speak to our children, saying, What have you to do with Yahweh, the God of Israel?
and if we have not done it from fear of this thing, saying, In future your children will speak to our children, saying, What have ye to do with Jehovah the God of Israel?
`And if not, from fear of [this] thing we have done it, saying, Hereafter your sons do speak to ours sons, saying, What to you and to Jehovah God of Israel?
Joshua 22 25
for Yahweh has made the Jordan a border between us and you, you children of Reuben and children of Gad; you have no portion in Yahweh: so might your children make our children cease from fearing Yahweh.
Jehovah hath made the Jordan a border between us and you, ye children of Reuben and children of Gad, ye have no portion in Jehovah! And so shall your children make our children cease from fearing Jehovah.
for a border hath Jehovah put between us and you, O sons of Reuben, and sons of Gad -- Jordan; ye have no portion in Jehovah -- and your sons have caused our sons to cease, not to fear Jehovah.
Joshua 22 26
Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice:
And we said, Let us now set to work to build an altar, not for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice,
`And we say, Pray let us prepare for ourselves to build the altar -- not for burnt-offering nor for sacrifice --
Joshua 22 27
but it shall be a witness between us and you, and between our generations after us, that we may do the service of Yahweh before him with our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace-offerings; that your children may not tell our children in time to come, You have no portion in Yahweh.
but to be a witness between us and you, and between our generations after us, that we might do service to Jehovah before him with our burnt-offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace-offerings; that your children may not say to our children in future, Ye have no portion in Jehovah.
but a witness it [is] between us and you, and between our generations after us, to do the service of Jehovah before Him with our burnt-offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace-offerings, and your sons do not say hereafter to our sons, Ye have no portion in Jehovah.
Joshua 22 28
Therefore said we, It shall be, when they so tell us or to our generations in time to come, that we shall say, Behold the pattern of the altar of Yahweh, which our fathers made, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice; but it is a witness between us and you.
And we said, If it shall be that in future they so say to us and to our generations, we will say, Behold the pattern of the altar of Jehovah which our fathers made, not for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice, but as a witness between us and you.
`And we say, And it hath been, when they say [so] unto us, and unto our generations hereafter, that we have said, See the pattern of the altar of Jehovah, which our fathers made -- not for burnt-offering nor for sacrifice -- but a witness it [is] between us and you.
Joshua 22 29
Far be it from us that we should rebel against Yahweh, and turn away this day from following Yahweh, to build an altar for burnt-offering, for meal-offering, or for sacrifice, besides the altar of Yahweh our God that is before his tent.
Far be it from us that we should rebel against Jehovah, and turn this day from following Jehovah, in building an altar for burnt-offering, for oblation, and for sacrifice, besides the altar of Jehovah our God that is before his tabernacle.
`Far be it from us to rebel against Jehovah, and to turn back to-day from after Jehovah, to build an altar for burnt-offering, for present, and for sacrifice, apart from the altar of Jehovah our God, which [is] before His tabernacle.`
Joshua 22 30
When Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the congregation, even the heads of the thousands of Israel that were with him, heard the words that the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the children of Manasseh spoke, it pleased them well.
And when Phinehas the priest and the princes of the assembly and the heads of the thousands of Israel that were with him heard the words that the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the children of Manasseh spoke, it was good in their sight.
And Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the company, and the heads of the thousands of Israel, who [are] with him, hear the words which the sons of Reuben, and the sons of Gad, and the sons of Manasseh have spoken, and it is good in their eyes.
Joshua 22 31
Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the children of Manasseh, This day we know that Yahweh is in the midst of us, because you have not committed this trespass against Yahweh: now have you delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of Yahweh.
And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the children of Manasseh, This day we perceive that Jehovah is among us, because ye have not committed this trespass against Jehovah: now have ye delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of Jehovah.
And Phinehas son of Eleazar the priest saith unto the sons of Reuben, and unto the sons of Gad, and unto the sons of Manasseh, `To-day we have known that Jehovah [is] in our midst, because ye have not committed against Jehovah this trespass --then ye have delivered the sons of Israel out of the hand of Jehovah.`
Joshua 22 32
Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, and the princes, returned from the children of Reuben, and from the children of Gad, out of the land of Gilead, to the land of Canaan, to the children of Israel, and brought them word again.
And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, and the princes, returned from the children of Reuben, and from the children of Gad, out of the land of Gilead, to the land of Canaan, to the children of Israel, and brought them word again.
And Phinehas son of Eleazar the priest, and the princes, turn back from the sons of Reuben, and from the sons of Gad, out of the land of Gilead, unto the land of Canaan, unto the sons of Israel, and bring them back word;
Joshua 22 33
The thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and spoke no more of going up against them to war, to destroy the land in which the children of Reuben and the children of Gad lived.
And the thing was good in the sight of the children of Israel, and the children of Israel blessed God, and no more said that they would go up in warfare against them, to destroy the land in which the children of Reuben and the children of Gad dwelt.
and the thing is good in the eyes of the sons of Israel, and the sons of Israel bless God, and have not said to go up against them to war, to destroy the land which the sons of Reuben, and the sons of Gad, are dwelling in.
Joshua 22 34
The children of Reuben and the children of Gad called the altar [Ed]: For, [said they], it is a witness between us that Yahweh is God.
And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad gave a name to the altar; for it is a witness between us that Jehovah is God.
And the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad proclaim concerning the altar, that `it [is] a witness between us that Jehovah [is] God.`


Study Questions...
How many cities did the Kohathites receive? 21:4

The sons of Merari received how many cities? 21:7

Dan gave how many cities? 21:23

What cities did Issachar give? 21:28-29

The total cities given to the Levites were? 21:41

Why was there to be war? 22:10-12

Why was the altar built? 22:23-29





May 20, 21
John 3

Joh 3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
Joh 3:2 The same came to him by night, and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him."
Joh 3:3 Jesus answered him, "Most certainly, I tell you, unless one is born anew, he can't see the Kingdom of God."
Joh 3:4 Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born?"
Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, "Most certainly I tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he can't enter into the Kingdom of God!
Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Joh 3:7 Don't marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born anew.'
Joh 3:8 The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don't know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
Joh 3:9 Nicodemus answered him, "How can these things be?"
Joh 3:10 Jesus answered him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and don't understand these things?
Joh 3:11 Most certainly I tell you, we speak that which we know, and testify of that which we have seen, and you don't receive our witness.
Joh 3:12 If I told you earthly things and you don't believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
Joh 3:13 No one has ascended into heaven, but he who descended out of heaven, the Son of Man, who is in heaven.
Joh 3:14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.
Joh 3:18 He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn't believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.
Joh 3:19 This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
Joh 3:20 For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, lest his works would be exposed.
Joh 3:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God."
Joh 3:22 After these things, Jesus came with his disciples into the land of Judea. He stayed there with them, and baptized.
Joh 3:23 John also was baptizing in Enon near Salim, because there was much water there. They came, and were baptized.
Joh 3:24 For John was not yet thrown into prison.
Joh 3:25 There arose therefore a questioning on the part of John's disciples with some Jews about purification.
Joh 3:26 They came to John, and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, behold, the same baptizes, and everyone is coming to him."
Joh 3:27 John answered, "A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven.
Joh 3:28 You yourselves testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but, 'I have been sent before him.'
Joh 3:29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. This, my joy, therefore is made full.
Joh 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
Joh 3:31 He who comes from above is above all. He who is from the Earth belongs to the Earth, and speaks of the Earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.
Joh 3:32 What he has seen and heard, of that he testifies; and no one receives his witness.
Joh 3:33 He who has received his witness has set his seal to this, that God is true.
Joh 3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for God gives the Spirit without measure.
Joh 3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.
Joh 3:36 One who believes in the Son has eternal life, but one who disobeys the Son won't see life, but the wrath of God remains on him." 





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John





John 3 1
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named  Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
But there was a man from among the Pharisees, his name Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;
And there was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus his name, a ruler of the Jews,
John 3 2
The same came to him by night, and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him."
he came to him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art come a teacher from God, for none can do these signs that thou doest unless God be with him.
this one came unto him by night, and said to him, `Rabbi, we have known that from God thou hast come -- a teacher, for no one these signs is able to do that thou dost, if God may not be with him.`
John 3 3
Jesus answered him, "Most assuredly, I tell you, unless one is born anew, he can`t see the kingdom of God."
Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except any one be born anew he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Jesus answered and said to him, `Verily, verily, I say to thee, If any one may not be born from above, he is not able to see the reign of God;`
John 3 4
Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother`s womb, and be born?"
Nicodemus says to him, How can a man be born being old? can he enter a second time into the womb of his mother and be born?
Nicodemus saith unto him, `How is a man able to be born, being old? is he able into the womb of his mother a second time to enter, and to be born?`
John 3 5
Jesus answered, "Most assuredly I tell you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he can`t enter into the kingdom of God!
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except any one be born of water and of Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Jesus answered, `Verily, verily, I say to thee, If any one may not be born of water, and the Spirit, he is not able to enter into the reign of God;
John 3 6
That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
that which hath been born of the flesh is flesh, and that which hath been born of the Spirit is spirit.
John 3 7
Don`t marvel that I said to you, `You must be born anew.`
Do not wonder that I said to thee, It is needful that *ye* should be born anew.
`Thou mayest not wonder that I said to thee, It behoveth you to be born from above;
John 3 8
The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don`t know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
The wind blows where it will, and thou hearest its voice, but knowest not whence it comes and where it goes: thus is every one that is born of the Spirit.
the Spirit where he willeth doth blow, and his voice thou dost hear, but thou hast not known whence he cometh, and whither he goeth; thus is every one who hath been born of the Spirit.`
John 3 9
Nicodemus answered him, "How can these things be?"
Nicodemus answered and said to him, How can these things be?
Nicodemus answered and said to him, `How are these things able to happen?`
John 3 10
Jesus answered him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and don`t understand these things?
Jesus answered and said to him, Thou art the teacher of Israel and knowest not these things!
Jesus answered and said to him, `Thou art the teacher of Israel -- and these things thou dost not know!
John 3 11
Most assuredly I tell you, we speak that which we know, and testify of that which we have seen, and you don`t receive our witness.
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that which we know, and we bear witness of that which we have seen, and ye receive not our witness.
`Verily, verily, I say to thee -- What we have known we speak, and what we have seen we testify, and our testimony ye do not receive;
John 3 12
If I told you earthly things and you don`t believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
If I have said the earthly things to you, and ye believe not, how, if I say the heavenly things to you, will ye believe?
if the earthly things I said to you, and ye do not believe, how, if I shall say to you the heavenly things, will ye believe?
John 3 13
No one has ascended into heaven, but he who descended out of heaven, the Son of Man, who is in heaven.
And no one has gone up into heaven, save he who came down out of heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven.
and no one hath gone up to the heaven, except he who out of the heaven came down -- the Son of Man who is in the heaven.
John 3 14
As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, thus must the Son of man be lifted
up,
`And as Moses did lift up the serpent in the wilderness, so it behoveth the Son of Man to be lifted up,
John 3 15
that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
that every one who believes on him may [not perish, but] have life eternal.
that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during,
John 3 16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.
for God did so love the world, that His Son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.
John 3 17
For God didn`t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.
For God has not sent his Son into the world that he may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through him.
For God did not send His Son to the world that he may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through him;
John 3 18
He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn`t believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only born Son of God.
He that believes on him is not judged: but he that believes not has been already judged, because he has not believed on the name of the only-begotten Son of God.
he who is believing in him is not judged, but he who is not believing hath been judged already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 3 19
This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
And this is the judgment, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light; for their works were evil.
`And this is the judgment, that the light hath come to the world, and men did love the darkness rather than the light, for their works were evil;
John 3 20
For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn`t come to the light, for fear that his works would be reproved.
For every one that does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light that his works may not be shewn as they are;
for every one who is doing wicked things hateth the light, and doth not come unto the light, that his works may not be detected;
John 3 21
But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done with God."
but he that practises the truth comes to the light, that his works may be manifested that they have been wrought in God.
but he who is doing the truth doth come to the light, that his works may be manifested, that in God they are having been wrought.`
John 3 22
After these things, Jesus came with his disciples into the land of Judea. He stayed there with them, and baptized.
After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he abode with them and baptised.
After these things came Jesus and his disciples to the land of Judea, and there he did tarry with them, and was baptizing;
John 3 23
John also was baptizing in Enon near Salim, because there was much water there. They came, and were baptized.
And John also was baptising in Aenon, near Salim, because there was a great deal of water there; and they came to [him] and were baptised:
and John was also baptizing in Aenon, nigh to Salem, because there were many waters there, and they were coming and were being baptized --
John 3 24
For John was not yet thrown into prison.
for John was not yet cast into prison.
for John was not yet cast into the prison --
John 3 25
There arose therefore a questioning on the part of John`s disciples with some Jews about purification.
There was therefore a reasoning of the disciples of John with a Jew about purification.
there arose then a question from the disciples of John with [some] Jews about purifying,
John 3 26
They came to John, and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, behold, the same baptizes, and all men come to him."
And they came to John and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, he baptises, and all come to him.
and they came unto John, and said to him, `Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou didst testify, lo, this one is baptizing, and all are coming unto him.`
John 3 27
John answered, "A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven.
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it be given him out of heaven.
John answered and said, `A man is not able to receive anything, if it may not have been given him from the heaven;
John 3 28
You yourselves testify about me, that I said, `I am not the Christ,` but, `I have been sent before him.`
Ye yourselves bear me witness that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.
ye yourselves do testify to me that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am having been sent before him;
John 3 29
He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom`s voice. This, my joy, therefore is made full.
He that has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices in heart because of the voice of the bridegroom: this my joy then is fulfilled.
he who is having the bride is bridegroom, and the friend of the bridegroom, who is standing and hearing him, with joy doth rejoice because of the voice of the bridegroom; this, then, my joy hath been fulfilled.
John 3 30
He must increase, but I must decrease.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
`Him it behoveth to increase, and me to become less;
John 3 31
He who comes from above is above all. He who is from the Earth belongs to the Earth, and speaks of the Earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.
He who comes from above is above all. He who has his origin in the earth is of the earth, and speaks [as] of the earth. He who comes out of heaven is above all,
he who from above is coming is above all; he who is from the earth, from the earth he is, and from the earth he speaketh; he who from the heaven is coming is above all.
John 3 32
What he has seen and heard, of that he testifies; and no one receives his witness.
[and] what he has seen and has heard, this he testifies; and no one receives his testimony.
`And what he hath seen and heard this he doth testify, and his testimony none receiveth;
John 3 33
He who has received his witness has set his seal to this, that God is true.
He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true;
he who is receiving his testimony did seal that God is true;
John 3 34
For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for God gives the Spirit without measure.
for he whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives not the Spirit by measure.
for he whom God sent, the sayings of God he speaketh; for not by measure doth God give the Spirit;
John 3 35
The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.
The Father loves the Son, and has given all things [to be] in his hand.
the Father doth love the Son, and all things hath given into his hand;
John 3 36
He who believes in the Son has eternal life, but he who disobeys the Son won`t see life, but the wrath of God remains on him."
He that believes on the Son has life eternal, and he that is not subject to the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him.
he who is believing in the Son, hath life age-during; and he who is not believing the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of God doth remain upon him.`



Study Questions...

Nicodemus was a ______________? 3:1