5/30/13

From Gary... Two things


Yet another photo from that photo-shoot Lizzie and I took some time ago.  I must say, I am pleasantly surprised at the quality of my little point-and-shoot camera.  This picture is important to me for two reasons. First, because of the bend in the road and second, because of the length of the shadows in the picture.  Seeing these things, I couldn't help but think of this chapter from the book of Matthew...

Matthew, Chapter 24

  1  Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way. His disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.   2  But he answered them, “You see all of these things, don’t you? Most certainly I tell you, there will not be left here one stone on another, that will not be thrown down.” 

  3  As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?” 

  4  Jesus answered them, “Be careful that no one leads you astray.   5  For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will lead many astray.   6  You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you aren’t troubled, for all this must happen, but the end is not yet.   7  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, plagues, and earthquakes in various places.   8  But all these things are the beginning of birth pains.   9  Then they will deliver you up to oppression, and will kill you. You will be hated by all of the nations for my name’s sake.   10  Then many will stumble, and will deliver up one another, and will hate one another.   11  Many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray.   12 Because iniquity will be multiplied, the love of many will grow cold.   13  But he who endures to the end, the same will be saved.  14  This Good News of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. 

  15  “When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation,  which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),   16  then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.   17  Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take out things that are in his house.   18  Let him who is in the field not return back to get his clothes.   19  But woe to those who are with child and to nursing mothers in those days!   20  Pray that your flight will not be in the winter, nor on a Sabbath,   21  for then there will be great oppression, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be.   22  Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened. 

  23  “Then if any man tells you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or, ‘There,’ don’t believe it.   24  For there will arise false christs, and false prophets, and they will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones. 

  25  “Behold, I have told you beforehand.   26  If therefore they tell you, ‘Behold, he is in the wilderness,’ don’t go out; ‘Behold, he is in the inner rooms,’ don’t believe it.   27  For as the lightning flashes from the east, and is seen even to the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.   28  For wherever the carcass is, there is where the vultures gather together.   29  But immediately after the oppression of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken;   30  and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky. Then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.   31  He will send out his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. 

  32  “Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and produces its leaves, you know that the summer is near.   33  Even so you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.   34  Most certainly I tell you, this generation  will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished.   35  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.   36  But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 

  37  “As the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.   38  For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship,   39  and they didn’t know until the flood came, and took them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.   40  Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one will be left;   41  two women grinding at the mill, one will be taken and one will be left.   42 Watch therefore, for you don’t know in what hour your Lord comes.   43  But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.   44  Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don’t expect, the Son of Man will come. 


The question about the temple is important, but THE TEMPLE HAS BEEN DESTROYED.  For us, the second question is our focus here and verse 36 with verse 44 gives us what we need to know.  Only the father knows WHEN judgement will happen and only each of us really knows whether we are in a real state of readiness to meet our maker.  Just as we can't see around the bend in the picture, so we can't know the future, BUT we can get right with God and do it RIGHT NOW.  The day is late and the shadows are lengthening!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study

Bible Reading and Study

May 30
Judges 17, 18

Jdg 17:1 There was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.
Jdg 17:2 He said to his mother, The eleven hundred pieces of silver that were taken from you, about which you did utter a curse, and did also speak it in my ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. His mother said, Blessed be my son of Yahweh.
Jdg 17:3 He restored the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother; and his mother said, I most certainly dedicate the silver to Yahweh from my hand for my son, to make an engraved image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore it to you.
Jdg 17:4 When he restored the money to his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made of it an engraved image and a molten image: and it was in the house of Micah.
Jdg 17:5 The man Micah had a house of gods, and he made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
Jdg 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Jdg 17:7 There was a young man out of Bethlehem Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he sojourned there.
Jdg 17:8 The man departed out of the city, out of Bethlehem Judah, to sojourn where he could find a place, and he came to the hill country of Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he traveled.
Jdg 17:9 Micah said to him, Where did you come from? He said to him, I am a Levite of Bethlehem Judah, and I go to sojourn where I may find a place.
Jdg 17:10 Micah said to him, Dwell with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and I will give you ten pieces of silver by the year, and a suit of clothing, and your food. So the Levite went in.
Jdg 17:11 The Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was to him as one of his sons.
Jdg 17:12 Micah consecrated the Levite, and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.
Jdg 17:13 Then said Micah, Now know I that Yahweh will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.

Jdg 18:1 In those days there was no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance to dwell in; for to that day their inheritance had not fallen to them among the tribes of Israel.
Jdg 18:2 The children of Dan sent of their family five men from their whole number, men of valor, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said to them, Go, search the land. They came to the hill country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and lodged there.
Jdg 18:3 When they were by the house of Micah, they knew the voice of the young man the Levite; and they turned aside there, and said to him, Who brought you here? and what do you in this place? and what do you have here?
Jdg 18:4 He said to them, Thus and thus has Micah dealt with me, and he has hired me, and I am become his priest.
Jdg 18:5 They said to him, Ask counsel, please, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.
Jdg 18:6 The priest said to them, Go in peace: before Yahweh is your way wherein you go.
Jdg 18:7 Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people who were therein, how they lived in security, after the manner of the Sidonians, quiet and secure; for there was none in the land, possessing authority, that might put them to shame in anything, and they were far from the Sidonians, and had no dealings with any man.
Jdg 18:8 They came to their brothers to Zorah and Eshtaol: and their brothers said to them, What do you say?
Jdg 18:9 They said, Arise, and let us go up against them; for we have seen the land, and behold, it is very good: and are you still? don't be slothful to go and to enter in to possess the land.
Jdg 18:10 When you go, you shall come to a people secure, and the land is large; for God has given it into your hand, a place where there is no want of anything that is in the earth.
Jdg 18:11 There set forth from there of the family of the Danites, out of Zorah and out of Eshtaol, six hundred men girt with weapons of war.
Jdg 18:12 They went up, and encamped in Kiriath Jearim, in Judah: therefore they called that place Mahaneh Dan, to this day; behold, it is behind Kiriath Jearim.
Jdg 18:13 They passed there to the hill country of Ephraim, and came to the house of Micah.
Jdg 18:14 Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish answered, and said to their brothers, Do you know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and an engraved image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what you have to do.
Jdg 18:15 They turned aside there, and came to the house of the young man the Levite, even to the house of Micah, and asked him of his welfare.
Jdg 18:16 The six hundred men girt with their weapons of war, who were of the children of Dan, stood by the entrance of the gate.
Jdg 18:17 The five men who went to spy out the land went up, and came in there, and took the engraved image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men girt with weapons of war.
Jdg 18:18 When these went into Micah's house, and fetched the engraved image, the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image, the priest said to them, What do you?
Jdg 18:19 They said to him, Hold your peace, put your hand on your mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest: is it better for you to be priest to the house of one man, or to be priest to a tribe and a family in Israel?
Jdg 18:20 The priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the engraved image, and went in the midst of the people.
Jdg 18:21 So they turned and departed, and put the little ones and the livestock and the goods before them.
Jdg 18:22 When they were a good way from the house of Micah, the men who were in the houses near to Micah's house were gathered together, and overtook the children of Dan.
Jdg 18:23 They cried to the children of Dan. They turned their faces, and said to Micah, What ails you, that you come with such a company?
Jdg 18:24 He said, you have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and have gone away, and what have I more? and how then do you say to me, What ails you?
Jdg 18:25 The children of Dan said to him, "Don't let your voice be heard among us, lest angry fellows fall on you, and you lose your life, with the lives of your household."
Jdg 18:26 The children of Dan went their way: and when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back to his house.
Jdg 18:27 They took that which Micah had made, and the priest whom he had, and came to Laish, to a people quiet and secure, and struck them with the edge of the sword; and they burnt the city with fire.
Jdg 18:28 There was no deliverer, because it was far from Sidon, and they had no dealings with any man; and it was in the valley that lies by Beth Rehob. They built the city, and lived therein.
Jdg 18:29 They called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel: however the name of the city was Laish at the first.
Jdg 18:30 The children of Dan set up for themselves the engraved image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of the Danites until the day of the captivity of the land.
Jdg 18:31 So they set them up Micah's engraved image which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh. 



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Judges



Judges 17 1
There was a man of the hill-country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.
And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.
And there is a man of the hill-country of Ephraim, and his name [is] Micah,
Judges 17 2
He said to his mother, The eleven hundred [pieces] of silver that were taken from you, about which you did utter a curse, and did also speak it in my ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. His mother said, Blessed be my son of Yahweh.
And he said to his mother, The eleven hundred silver-pieces that were taken from thee, and about which thou didst curse and speak of in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be my son of Jehovah!
and he saith to his mother, `The eleven hundred silverlings which have been taken of thine, and [of which] thou hast sworn, and also spoken in mine ears; lo, the silver [is] with me, I have taken it;` and his mother saith, `Blessed [is] my son of Jehovah.`
Judges 17 3
He restored the eleven hundred [pieces] of silver to his mother; and his mother said, I most assuredly dedicate the silver to Yahweh from my hand for my son, to make an engraved image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore it to you.
And he restored the eleven hundred silver-pieces to his mother; and his mother said, I had dedicated the silver to Jehovah from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image; and now I will restore it to thee.
And he giveth back the eleven hundred silverlings to his mother, and his mother saith, `I had certainly sanctified the silver to Jehovah, from my hand, for my son, to make a graven image, and a molten image; and now, I give it back to thee.`
Judges 17 4
When he restored the money to his mother, his mother took two hundred [pieces] of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made of it an engraved image and a molten image: and it was in the house of Micah.
Now he restored the silver to his mother; and his mother took two hundred silver-pieces and gave them to the founder, and he made of them a graven image and a molten image; and they were in the house of Micah.
And he giveth back the money to his mother, and his mother taketh two hundred silverlings, and giveth them to a refiner, and he maketh them a graven image, and a molten image, and it is in the house of Micah.
Judges 17 5
The man Micah had a house of gods, and he made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
And the man Micah had a house of gods, and made an ephod and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
As to the man Micah, he hath a house of gods, and he maketh an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrateth the hand of one of his sons, and he is to him for a priest;
Judges 17 6
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes. 
In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.
in those days there is no king in Israel, each that which is right in his own eyes doth.
Judges 17 7
There was a young man out of Beth-lehem-judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he sojourned there.
And there was a young man out of Bethlehem-Judah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.
And there is a young man of Beth-Lehem-Judah, of the family of Judah, and he [is] a Levite, and he [is] a sojourner there.
Judges 17 8
The man departed out of the city, out of Beth- lehem-judah, to sojourn where he could find [a place], and he came to the hill-country of Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he journeyed.
And the man departed from the city, from Bethlehem-Judah, to sojourn where he might find [a place]. And as he journeyed, he came to mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah.
And the man goeth out of the city, out of Beth-Lehem-Judah, to sojourn where he doth find, and cometh to the hill-country of Ephraim, unto the house of Micah, to work his way.
Judges 17 9
Micah said to him, Whence come you? He said to him, I am a Levite of Beth-lehem-judah, and I go to sojourn where I may find [a place].
And Micah said to him, Whence comest thou? And he said to him, I am a Levite of Bethlehem-Judah, and I go to sojourn where I may find [a place].
And Micah saith to him, `Whence comest thou?` and he saith unto him, `A Levite [am] I, of Beth-Lehem-Judah, and I am going to sojourn where I do find.`
Judges 17 10
Micah said to him, Dwell with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and I will give you ten [pieces] of silver by the year, and a suit of clothing, and your victuals. So the Levite went in.
And Micah said to him, Dwell with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and I will give thee yearly ten silver-pieces, and a suit of garments, and thy victuals. And the Levite went in.
And Micah saith to him, `Dwell with me, and be to me for a father and for a priest, and I give to thee ten silverlings for the days, and a suit of garments, and thy sustenance;` and the Levite goeth [in].
Judges 17 11
The Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was to him as one of his sons.
And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was to him as one of his sons.
And the Levite is willing to dwell with the man, and the young man is to him as one of his sons.
Judges 17 12
Micah consecrated the Levite, and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.
And Micah consecrated the Levite; and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.
And Micah consecrateth the hand of the Levite, and the young man is to him for a priest, and he is in the house of Micah,
Judges 17 13
Then said Micah, Now know I that Yahweh will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.
Then said Micah, Now I know that Jehovah will do me good, because I have the Levite for priest.
and Micah saith, `Now I have known that Jehovah doth good to me, for the Levite hath been to me for a priest.`
Judges 18 1
In those days there was no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance to dwell in; for to that day [their] inheritance had not fallen to them among the tribes of Israel.
In those days there was no king in Israel, and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought for themselves an inheritance to dwell in; for to that day [their lot] had not fallen to them for inheritance among the tribes of Israel.
In those days there is no king in Israel, and in those days the tribe of the Danite is seeking for itself an inheritance to inhabit, for [that] hath not fallen to it unto that day in the midst of the tribes of Israel by inheritance.
Judges 18 2
The children of Dan sent of their family five men from their whole number, men of valor, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said to them, Go, search the land. They came to the hill-country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and lodged there.
And the children of Dan sent of their family five men of their whole number, men of valour, from Zoreah and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to examine it; and they said to them, Go, examine the land. And they came to the hill-country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and lodged there.
And the sons of Dan send, out of their family, five men of them, men, sons of valour, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to traverse the land, and to search it, and they say unto them, `Go, search the land;` and they come into the hill-country of Ephraim, unto the house of Micah, and lodge there.
Judges 18 3
When they were by the house of Micah, they knew the voice of the young man the Levite; and they turned aside there, and said to him, Who brought you here? and what do you in this place?  and what have you here?
When they were by the house of Micah, they knew the voice of the young man, the Levite; and they turned in thither, and said to him, Who brought thee hither? and what doest thou in this [place]? and what hast thou here?
They [are] with the household of Micah, and they have discerned the voice of the young man, the Levite, and turn aside there, and say to him, `Who hath brought thee hither? and what art thou doing in this [place?] and what to thee here?`
Judges 18 4
He said to them, Thus and thus has Micah dealt with me, and he has hired me, and I am become his priest.
And he said to them, Thus and thus has Micah done to me; and he has hired me, and I am his priest.
And he saith unto them, `Thus and thus hath Micah done to me; and he hireth me, and I am to him for a priest.`
Judges 18 5
They said to him, Ask counsel, we pray you, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.
And they said to him, Inquire, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way on which we go shall be prosperous.
And they say to him, `Ask, we pray thee, at God, and we know whether our way is prosperous on which we are going.`
Judges 18 6
The priest said to them, Go in peace: before Yahweh is your way wherein you go. 
And the priest said to them, Go in peace: before Jehovah is your way on which ye go.
And the priest saith to them, `Go in peace; over-against Jehovah [is] your way in which ye go.`
Judges 18 7
Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people who were therein, how they lived in security, after the manner of the Sidonians, quiet and secure; for there was none in the land, possessing authority, that might put [them] to shame in anything, and they were far from the Sidonians, and had no dealings with any man.
And the five men departed, and came to Laish; and they saw the people that were therein, dwelling securely, after the manner of the Zidonians, quiet and secure; and no one was in the land who possessed authority, that might put [them] to shame in anything; and they were far from the Zidonians, and had nothing to do with [any] man.
And the five men go, and come in to Laish, and see the people which [is] in its midst, dwelling confidently, according to the custom of Zidonians, quiet and confident; and there is none putting to shame in the land in [any] thing, possessing restraint, and they [are] far off from the Zidonians, and have no word with [any] man.
Judges 18 8
They came to their brothers to Zorah and Eshtaol: and their brothers said to them, What [say] you?
-- And they came to their brethren at Zoreah and Eshtaol. And their brethren said to them, What [say] ye?
And they come in unto their brethren, at Zorah and Eshtaol, and their brethren say to them, `What -- ye?`
Judges 18 9
They said, Arise, and let us go up against them; for we have seen the land, and, behold, it is very good: and are you still? don`t be slothful to go and to enter in to possess the land.
And they said, Arise, and let us go up against them; for we have seen the land, and behold, it is very good; and ye are still! Be not slothful to go, to enter to take possession of the land.
And they say, `Rise, and we go up against them, for we have seen the land, and lo, very good; and ye are keeping silent! be not slothful to go -- to enter to possess the land.
Judges 18 10
When you go, you shall come to a people secure, and the land is large; for God has given it into your hand, a place where there is no want of anything that is in the earth.
When ye go in, ye shall come to a people secure, and the land is spacious in every direction; for God has given it into your hands; [it is] a place where there is no want of anything that is on the earth.
When ye go, ye come in unto a people confident, and the land [is] large on both hands, for God hath given it into your hand, a place where there is no lack of anything which [is] in the land.`
Judges 18 11
There set forth from there of the family of the Danites, out of Zorah and out of Eshtaol, six hundred men girt with weapons of war.
And there went from thence of the family of the Danites, out of Zoreah and out of Eshtaol, six hundred men girded with weapons of war.
And there journey thence, of the family of the Danite, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, six hundred men girded with weapons of war.
Judges 18 12
They went up, and encamped in Kiriath-jearim, in Judah: why they called that place Mahaneh-dan, to this day; behold, it is behind Kiriath-jearim.
And they went up and encamped in Kirjath-jearim, in Judah; therefore they call that place Mahaneh-Dan to this day: behold, it is behind Kirjath-jearim.
And they go up and encamp in Kirjath-Jearim, in Judah, therefore they have called that place, `Camp of Dan,` till this day; lo, behind Kirjath-Jearim.
Judges 18 13
They passed there to the hill-country of Ephraim, and came to the house of Micah.
And they passed thence to mount Ephraim, and came to the house of Micah.
And they pass over thence [to] the hill-country of Ephraim, and come in unto the house of Micah.
Judges 18 14
Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish answered, and said to their brothers, Do you know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and an engraved image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what you have to do.
Then the five men that had gone to spy out the country of Laish spoke and said to their brethren, Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? And now ye know what to do.
And the five men, those going to traverse the land of Laish, answer and say unto their brethren, `Have ye known that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and graven image, and molten image? and now, know what ye do.`
Judges 18 15
They turned aside there, and came to the house of the young man the Levite, even to the house of Micah, and asked him of his welfare.
And they turned thither, and came to the house of the young man the Levite, the house of Micah, and inquired after his welfare.
And they turn aside thither, and come in unto the house of the young man the Levite, the house of Micah, and ask of him of welfare, --
Judges 18 16
The six hundred men girt with their weapons of war, who were of the children of Dan, stood by the entrance of the gate.
And the six hundred men of the children of Dan, girded with their weapons of war, stood at the entrance of the gate.
(and the six hundred men girded with their weapons of war, who [are] of the sons of Dan, are standing at the opening of the gate), --
Judges 18 17
The five men who went to spy out the land went up, and came in there, and took the engraved image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men girt with weapons of war.
And the five men that had gone to spy out the land went up, entered in thither, [and] took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image; and the priest stood at the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men that were girded with weapons of war.
yea, the five men, those going to traverse the land, go up -- they have come in thither -- they have taken the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image -- and the priest is standing at the opening of the gate, and the six hundred men who are girded with weapons of war --
Judges 18 18
When these went into Micah`s house, and fetched the engraved image, the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image, the priest said to them, What do you? 
And these came into Micah`s house, and took the carved image, the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image. And the priest said to them, What do ye? 
yea, these have entered the house of Micah, and take the graven image, the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image; and the priest saith unto them, `What are ye doing?`
Judges 18 19
They said to him, Hold your peace, lay your hand on your mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest: is it better for you to be priest to the house of one man, or to be priest to a tribe and a family in Israel?
And they said to him, Hold thy peace, lay thy hand upon thy mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest. Is it better for thee to be a priest for the house of one man, or to be priest for a tribe and a family in Israel?
and they say to him, `Keep silent, lay thy hand on thy mouth, and go with us, and be to us for a father and for a priest: is it better thy being a priest to the house of one man, or thy being priest to a tribe and to a family in Israel?`
Judges 18 20
The priest`s heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the engraved image, and went in the midst of the people.
Then the priest`s heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.
And the heart of the priest is glad, and he taketh the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and goeth into the midst of the people,
Judges 18 21
So they turned and departed, and put the little ones and the cattle and the goods before them.
And they turned and departed, and put the little ones and the cattle and the baggage before them.
and they turn and go, and put the infants, and the cattle, and the baggage, before them.
Judges 18 22
When they were a good way from the house of Micah, the men who were in the houses near to Micah`s house were gathered together, and overtook the children of Dan.
They were already far from the house of Micah, when the men that were in the houses near to Micah`s house were gathered together, and overtook the children of Dan.
They have been far off from the house of Micah -- and the men who [are] in the houses which [are] near the house of Micah have been called together, and overtake the sons of Dan,
Judges 18 23
They cried to the children of Dan. They turned their faces, and said to Micah, What ails you, that you come with such a company?
And they cried to the children of Dan. And they turned their faces, and said to Micah, What aileth thee, that thou comest with such a company?
and call unto the sons of Dan, and they turn round their faces, and say to Micah, `What -- to thee that thou hast been called together?`
Judges 18 24
He said, you have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and are gone away, and what have I more? and how then say you to me, What ails you?
And he said, Ye have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and ye are gone away; and what have I more? and what is this that ye say to me, What aileth thee?
And he saith, `My gods which I made ye have taken, and the priest, and ye go; and what to me more? and what [is] this ye say unto me, What -- to thee!`
Judges 18 25
The children of Dan said to him, "Don`t let your voice be heard among us, lest angry fellows fall on you, and you lose your life, with the lives of your household."
And the children of Dan said to him, Let not thy voice be heard among us, lest men of exasperated spirit run upon you, and thou lose thy life and the lives of thy household.
And the sons of Dan say unto him, `Let not thy voice be heard with us, lest men bitter in soul fall upon you, and thou hast gathered thy life, and the life of thy household;`
Judges 18 26
The children of Dan went their way: and when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back to his house.
And the children of Dan went their way; and Micah saw that they were too strong for him, and he turned and went back to his house.
and the sons of Dan go on their way, and Micah seeth that they are stronger than he, and turneth, and goeth back unto his house.
Judges 18 27
They took that which Micah had made, and the priest whom he had, and came to Laish, to a people quiet and secure, and struck them with the edge of the sword; and they burnt the city with fire.
And they took that which Micah had made, and the priest that he had had, and came upon Laish, upon a people quiet and secure; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and burned the city with fire.
And they have taken that which Micah had made, and the priest whom he had, and come in against Laish, against a people quiet and confident, and smite them by the mouth of the sword, and the city have burnt with fire,
Judges 18 28
There was no deliverer, because it was far from Sidon, and they had no dealings with any man; and it was in the valley that lies by Beth-rehob. They built the city, and lived therein.
And there was no deliverer, for it was far from Zidon, and they had nothing to do with [any] man; and it [lay] in the valley that is by Beth-rehob. And they built the city and dwelt therein.
and there is no deliverer, for it [is] far off from Zidon, and they have no word with [any] man, and it [is] in the valley which [is] by Beth-Rehob; and they build the city, and dwell in it,
Judges 18 29
They called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel: however the name of the city was Laish at the first.
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel; howbeit Laish was the name of the city at the first.
and call the name of the city Dan, by the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel; and yet Laish [is] the name of the city at the first.
Judges 18 30
The children of Dan set up for themselves the engraved image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom,   the son of Moses, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of the Danites until the day of the captivity of the land.
And the children of Dan set up the graven image; and Jehonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Moses; he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land.
And the sons of Dan raise up for themselves the graven image, and Jonathan son of Gershom, son of Manasseh, he and his sons have been priests to the tribe of the Danite, till the day of the removal of [the people] of the land.
Judges 18 31
So they set them up Micah`s engraved image which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh.
And they set up for themselves Micah`s graven image, which he had made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh.
And they appoint for them the graven image of Micah, which he had made, all the days of the house of God being in Shiloh.


Study Questions...

What town was the Levite from? 17:8

The Levite became a _________ to Micah? 17:10

What tribe enticed the Levite from Micah? 18:16-20




May 30, 31
John 8

Joh 8:1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
Joh 8:2 Now very early in the morning, he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him. He sat down, and taught them.
Joh 8:3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman taken in adultery. Having set her in the midst,
Joh 8:4 they told him, "Teacher, we found this woman in adultery, in the very act.
Joh 8:5 Now in our law, Moses commanded us to stone such. What then do you say about her?"
Joh 8:6 They said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground with his finger.
Joh 8:7 But when they continued asking him, he looked up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her."
Joh 8:8 Again he stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.
Joh 8:9 They, when they heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the oldest, even to the last. Jesus was left alone with the woman where she was, in the middle.
Joh 8:10 Jesus, standing up, saw her and said, "Woman, where are your accusers? Did no one condemn you?"
Joh 8:11 She said, "No one, Lord." Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more."
Joh 8:12 Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life."
Joh 8:13 The Pharisees therefore said to him, "You testify about yourself. Your testimony is not valid."
Joh 8:14 Jesus answered them, "Even if I testify about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from, and where I am going; but you don't know where I came from, or where I am going.
Joh 8:15 You judge according to the flesh. I judge no one.
Joh 8:16 Even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent me.
Joh 8:17 It's also written in your law that the testimony of two people is valid.
Joh 8:18 I am one who testifies about myself, and the Father who sent me testifies about me."
Joh 8:19 They said therefore to him, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither me, nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also."
Joh 8:20 Jesus spoke these words in the treasury, as he taught in the temple. Yet no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
Joh 8:21 Jesus said therefore again to them, "I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sins. Where I go, you can't come."
Joh 8:22 The Jews therefore said, "Will he kill himself, that he says, 'Where I am going, you can't come?' "
Joh 8:23 He said to them, "You are from beneath. I am from above. You are of this world. I am not of this world.
Joh 8:24 I said therefore to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins."
Joh 8:25 They said therefore to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning.
Joh 8:26 I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you. However he who sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these I say to the world."
Joh 8:27 They didn't understand that he spoke to them about the Father.
Joh 8:28 Jesus therefore said to them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and I do nothing of myself, but as my Father taught me, I say these things.
Joh 8:29 He who sent me is with me. The Father hasn't left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him."
Joh 8:30 As he spoke these things, many believed in him.
Joh 8:31 Jesus therefore said to those Jews who had believed him, "If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples.
Joh 8:32 You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
Joh 8:33 They answered him, "We are Abraham's seed, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How do you say, 'You will be made free?' "
Joh 8:34 Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondservant of sin.
Joh 8:35 A bondservant doesn't live in the house forever. A son remains forever.
Joh 8:36 If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
Joh 8:37 I know that you are Abraham's seed, yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you.
Joh 8:38 I say the things which I have seen with my Father; and you also do the things which you have seen with your father."
Joh 8:39 They answered him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.
Joh 8:40 But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham didn't do this.
Joh 8:41 You do the works of your father." They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father, God."
Joh 8:42 Therefore Jesus said to them, "If God were your father, you would love me, for I came out and have come from God. For I haven't come of myself, but he sent me.
Joh 8:43 Why don't you understand my speech? Because you can't hear my word.
Joh 8:44 You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father.
Joh 8:45 But because I tell the truth, you don't believe me.
Joh 8:46 Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?
Joh 8:47 He who is of God hears the words of God. For this cause you don't hear, because you are not of God."
Joh 8:48 Then the Jews answered him, "Don't we say well that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon?"
Joh 8:49 Jesus answered, "I don't have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.
Joh 8:50 But I don't seek my own glory. There is one who seeks and judges.
Joh 8:51 Most certainly, I tell you, if a person keeps my word, he will never see death."
Joh 8:52 Then the Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and you say, 'If a man keeps my word, he will never taste of death.'
Joh 8:53 Are you greater than our father, Abraham, who died? The prophets died. Who do you make yourself out to be?"
Joh 8:54 Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is our God.
Joh 8:55 You have not known him, but I know him. If I said, 'I don't know him,' I would be like you, a liar. But I know him, and keep his word.
Joh 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day. He saw it, and was glad."
Joh 8:57 The Jews therefore said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?"
Joh 8:58 Jesus said to them, "Most certainly, I tell you, before Abraham came into existence, I AM."
Joh 8:59 Therefore they took up stones to throw at him, but Jesus was hidden, and went out of the temple, having gone through the midst of them, and so passed by. 


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John



John 8 1
but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
But Jesus went to the mount of Olives.
And at dawn he came again to the temple,
John 8 2
At dawn, he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him. He sat down, and taught them.
And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him; and he sat down and taught them.
and all the people were coming unto him, and having sat down, he was teaching them;
John 8 3
The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman taken in adultery. Having set her in the midst,
And the scribes and the Pharisees bring [to him] a woman taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst,
and the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman having been taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst,
John 8 4
they told him, "Teacher, we found this woman in adultery, in the very act.
they say to him, Teacher, this woman has been taken in the very act, committing adultery.
they say to him, `Teacher, this woman was taken in the very crime -- committing adultery,
John 8 5
Now in our law, Moses commanded us to stone such. What then do you say about her?"
Now in the law Moses has commanded us to stone such; thou therefore, what sayest thou?
and in the law, Moses did command us that such be stoned; thou, therefore, what dost thou say?`
John 8 6
They said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground with his finger, as if he didn`t hear. 
But this they said proving him, that they might have [something] to accuse him [of]. But Jesus, having stooped down, wrote with his finger on the ground.
and this they said, trying him, that they might have to accuse him. And Jesus, having stooped down, with the finger he was writing on the ground,
John 8 7
But when they continued asking him, he lifted himself up, and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her."
But when they continued asking him, he lifted himself up and said to them, Let him that is without sin among you first cast the stone at her.
and when they continued asking him, having bent himself back, he said unto them, `The sinless of you -- let him first cast the stone at her;`
John 8 8
Again he stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.
And again stooping down he wrote on the ground.
and again having stooped down, he was writing on the ground,
John 8 9
They, when they heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the oldest, even to the last. Jesus was left alone with the woman where she was, in the midst. 
But they, having heard [that], went out one by one beginning from the elder ones until the last; and Jesus was left alone and the woman standing there.
and they having heard, and by the conscience being convicted, were going forth one by one, having begun from the elders -- unto the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
John 8 10
Jesus lifted himself up, and seeing no one but the woman, said to her, "Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?"
And Jesus, lifting himself up and seeing no one but the woman, said to her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Has no one condemned thee?
And Jesus having bent himself back, and having seen no one but the woman, said to her, `Woman, where are those -- thine accusers? did no one pass sentence upon thee?`
John 8 11
She said, "No one, Lord." Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more."
And she said, No one, sir. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
and she said, `No one, Sir;` and Jesus said to her, `Neither do I pass sentence on thee; be going on, and no more sin.`
John 8 12
Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life."
Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Again, therefore, Jesus spake to them, saying, `I am the light of the world; he who is following me shall not walk in the darkness, but he shall have the light of the life.`
John 8 13
The Pharisees therefore said to him, "You testify about yourself. Your witness is not valid."
The Pharisees therefore said to him, Thou bearest witness concerning thyself; thy witness is not true.
The Pharisees, therefore, said to him, `Thou of thyself dost testify, thy testimony is not true;`
John 8 14
Jesus answered them, "Even if I testify about myself, my witness is true, for I know where I came
from, and where I am going; but you don`t know where I came from, or where I am going.
Jesus answered and said to them, Even if I bear witness concerning myself, my witness is true, because I know whence I came and whither I go: but ye know not whence I come and whither I go.
Jesus answered and said to them, `And if I testify of myself -- my testimony is true, because I have known whence I came, and whither I go, and ye -- ye have not known whence I come, or whither I go.
John 8 15
You judge according to the flesh. I judge no one.
Ye judge according to the flesh, I judge no one.
`Ye according to the flesh do judge; I do not judge any one,
John 8 16
Even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent me.
And if also I judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who has sent me.
and even if I do judge my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me;
John 8 17
It`s also written in your law that the testimony of two men is valid.
And in your law too it is written that the testimony of two men is true:
and also in your law it hath been written, that the testimony of two men are true;
John 8 18
I am he who testifies about myself, and the Father who sent me testifies about me."
I am [one] who bear witness concerning myself, and the Father who has sent me bears witness concerning me.
I am [one] who is testifying of myself, and the Father who sent me doth testify of me.`
John 8 19
They said therefore to him, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither me, nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also."
They said to him therefore, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me nor my Father. If ye had known me, ye would have known also my Father.
They said, therefore, to him, `Where is thy father?` Jesus answered, `Ye have neither known me nor my Father: if me ye had known, my Father also ye had
known.`
John 8 20
Jesus spoke these words in the treasury, as he taught in the temple. No one took him, because his hour had not yet come.
These words spoke he in the treasury, teaching in the temple; and no one took him, for his hour was not yet come.
These sayings spake Jesus in the treasury, teaching in the temple, and no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come;
John 8 21
Jesus said therefore again to them, "I am going away, and you will seek me, and will die in your sins. Where I go, you can`t come."
He said therefore again to them, I go away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin; where I go ye cannot come.
therefore said Jesus again to them, `I go away, and ye will seek me, and in your sin ye shall die; whither I go away, ye are not able to come.`
John 8 22
The Jews therefore said, "Will he kill himself, that he says, `Where I am going, you can`t come?`"
The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, that he says, Where I go ye cannot come?
The Jews, therefore, said, `Will he kill himself, because he saith, Whither I go away, ye are not able to come?`
John 8 23
He said to them, "You are from beneath. I am from above. You are of this world. I am not of this world.
And he said to them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above. Ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
and he said to them, `Ye are from beneath, I am from above; ye are of this world, I am not of this world;
John 8 24
I said therefore to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins."
I said therefore to you, that ye shall die in your sins; for unless ye shall believe that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins.
I said, therefore, to you, that ye shall die in your sins, for if ye may not believe that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins.`
John 8 25
They said therefore to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning.
They said therefore to him, Who art thou? [And] Jesus said to them, Altogether that which I also say to you.
They said, therefore, to him, `Thou -- who art thou?` and Jesus said to them, `Even what I did speak of to you at the beginning;
John 8 26
I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you. However he who sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these I say to the world."
I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but he that has sent me is true, and I, what I have heard from him, these things I say to the world.
many things I have to speak concerning you and to judge, but He who sent me is true, and I -- what things I heard from Him -- these I say to the world.`
John 8 27
They didn`t perceive that he spoke to them about the Father.
They knew not that he spoke to them of the Father.
They knew not that of the Father he spake to them;
John 8 28
Jesus therefore said to them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then will you know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as my Father taught me, I say these things.
Jesus therefore said to them, When ye shall have lifted up the Son of man, then ye shall know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself, but as the Father has taught me I speak these things.
Jesus, therefore, said to them, `When ye may lift up the Son of Man then ye will know that I am [he]; and of myself I do nothing, but according as my Father did teach me, these things I speak;
John 8 29
He who sent me is with me. The Father hasn`t left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him."
And he that has sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, because I do always the things that are pleasing to him.
and He who sent me is with me; the Father did not leave me alone, because I, the things pleasing to Him, do always.`
John 8 30
As he spoke these things, many believed in him.
As he spoke these things many believed on him.
As he is speaking these things, many believed in him;
John 8 31
Jesus therefore said to those Jews who had believed him, "If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples.
Jesus therefore said to the Jews who believed him, If ye abide in my word, ye are truly my disciples;
Jesus, therefore, said unto the Jews who believed in him, `If ye may remain in my word, truly my disciples ye are, and ye shall know the truth,
John 8 32
You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
and the truth shall make you free.`
John 8 33
They answered him, "We are Abraham`s seed, and have never yet been in bondage to anyone. How do you say, `You will be made free?`"
They answered him, We are Abraham`s seed, and have never been under bondage to any one; how sayest thou, Ye shall become free?
They answered him, `Seed of Abraham we are; and to no one have we been servants at any time; how dost thou say -- Ye shall become free?`
John 8 34
Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondservant of sin.
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Every one that practises sin is the bondman of sin.
Jesus answered them, `Verily, verily, I say to you -- Every one who is committing sin, is a servant of the sin,
John 8 35
A bondservant doesn`t live in the house forever. A son remains forever.
Now the bondman abides not in the house for ever: the son abides for ever.
and the servant doth not remain in the house -- to the age, the son doth remain -- to the age;
John 8 36
If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
If therefore the Son shall set you free, ye shall be really free.
if then the son may make you free, in reality ye shall be free.
John 8 37
I know that you are Abraham`s seed, yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you.
I know that ye are Abraham`s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word has no entrance in you.
`I have known that ye are seed of Abraham, but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you;
John 8 38
I say the things which I have seen with my Father; and you also do the things which you have seen with your father."
I speak what I have seen with my Father, and ye then do what ye have seen with your father.
I -- that which I have seen with my Father do speak, and ye, therefore, that which ye have seen with your father -- ye do.`
John 8 39
They answered him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham`s children, you would do the works of Abraham.
They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus says to them, If ye were Abraham`s children, ye would do the works of Abraham;
They answered and said to him, `Our father is Abraham;` Jesus saith to them, `If children of Abraham ye were, the works of Abraham ye were doing; 
John 8 40
But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham didn`t do this.
but now ye seek to kill me, a man who has spoken the truth to you, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham.
and now, ye seek to kill me -- a man who hath spoken to you the truth I heard from God; this Abraham did not;
John 8 41
You do the works of your father." They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father, God."
Ye do the works of your father. They said [therefore] to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one father, God.
ye do the works of your father.` They said, therefore, to him, `We of whoredom have not been born; one Father we have -- God;`
John 8 42
Therefore Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came forth and have come from God. For neither have I come of myself, but he sent me.
Jesus said to them, If God were your father ye would have loved me, for I came forth from God and am come [from him]; for neither am I come of myself, but *he* has sent me.
Jesus then said to them, `If God were your father, ye were loving me, for I came forth from God, and am come; for neither have I come of myself, but He sent me;
John 8 43
Why don`t you understand my speech? Because you can`t hear my word.
Why do ye not know my speech? Because ye cannot hear my word.
wherefore do ye not know my speech? because ye are not able to hear my word.
John 8 44
You are of your Father, the devil, and it is your desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn`t stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Ye are of the devil, as [your] father, and ye desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks of what is his own; for he is a liar and its father:
`Ye are of a father -- the devil, and the desires of your father ye will to do; he was a man-slayer from the beginning, and in the truth he hath not stood, because there is no truth in him; when one may speak the falsehood, of his own he speaketh,
because he is a liar -- also his father.
John 8 45
But because I tell the truth, you don`t believe me.
and because I speak the truth, ye do not believe me.
`And because I say the truth, ye do not believe me.
John 8 46
Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?
Which of you convinces me of sin? If I speak truth, why do ye not believe me?
Who of you doth convict me of sin? and if I speak truth, wherefore do ye not believe me?
John 8 47
He who is of God hears the words of God. For this cause you don`t hear, because you are not of God."
He that is of God hears the words of God: therefore ye hear [them] not, because ye are not of God.
he who is of God, the sayings of God he doth hear; because of this ye do not hear, because of God ye are not.`
John 8 48
Then the Jews answered him, "Don`t we say well that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon?"
The Jews answered and said to him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a demon?
The Jews, therefore, answered and said to him, `Do we not say well, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon?`
John 8 49
Jesus answered, "I don`t have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.
Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me.
Jesus answered, `I have not a demon, but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me;
John 8 50
But I don`t seek my own glory. There is one who seeks and judges.
But I do not seek my own glory: there is he that seeks and judges.
and I do not seek my own glory; there is who is seeking and is judging;
John 8 51
Most assuredly, I tell you, if a person keeps my word, he will never see death."
Verily, verily, I say unto you, If any one shall keep my word, he shall never see death.
verily, verily, I say to you, If any one may keep my word, death he may not see -- to the age.`
John 8 52
Then the Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and you say, `If a man keeps my word, he will never taste of death.`
The Jews therefore said to him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham has died, and the prophets, and thou sayest, If any one keep my word, he shall never taste death.
The Jews, therefore, said to him, `Now we have known that thou hast a demon; Abraham did die, and the prophets, and thou dost say, If any one may keep my word, he shall not taste of death -- to the age!
John 8 53
Are you greater than our father, Abraham, who died? The prophets died. Who do you make yourself out to be?"
Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who has died? and the prophets have died: whom makest thou thyself?
Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who died? and the prophets died; whom dost thou make thyself?`
John 8 54
Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is our God.
Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father who glorifies me, [of] whom ye say, He is our God.
Jesus answered, `If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who is glorifying me, of whom ye say that He is your God;
John 8 55
You have not known him, but I know him. If I said, `I don`t know him,` I would be like you, a liar. But I know him, and keep his word.
And ye know him not; but I know him; and if I said, I know him not, I should be like you, a liar. But I know him, and I keep his word.
and ye have not known Him, and I have known Him, and if I say that I have not known Him, I shall be like you -- speaking falsely; but I have known Him, and His word I keep;
John 8 56
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day. He saw it, and was glad."
Your father Abraham exulted in that he should see my day, and he saw and rejoiced.
Abraham, your father, was glad that he might see my day; and he saw, and did rejoice.`
John 8 57
The Jews therefore said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?"
The Jews therefore said to him, Thou hast not yet fifty years, and hast thou seen Abraham?
The Jews, therefore, said unto him, `Thou art not yet fifty years old, and Abraham hast thou seen?`
John 8 58
Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I tell you, before Abraham was born, I AM."
Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Jesus said to them, `Verily, verily, I say to you, Before Abraham`s coming -- I am;`
John 8 59
They took up stones therefore to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
They took up therefore stones that they might cast [them] at him; but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple, [going through the midst of them, and thus passed on.]
they took up, therefore, stones that they may cast at him, but Jesus hid himself, and went forth out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.


Study Questions...

The woman brought to Jesus was innocent, true or false? 8:2-7

How does being the "light of the world" relate to the situation of the adulterous woman? 8:12 with 8:4-7

Name the condition of true discipleship? 8:31-32

Describe the Devil's nature?