6/15/13

From Gary... Suspicion, jealousy and the consequences for sin


Wondering can turn into curiosity and then suspicion.  If this pattern happens between a man and woman, the next step may be jealousy.  After jealousy, all sorts of things can happen- most of them are NOT GOOD!!!  Consider the following passages of Scripture...

Numbers, Chapter 5
 11  Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,  12 “Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them: ‘If any man’s wife goes astray, and is unfaithful to him,  13 and a man lies with her carnally, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and is kept close, and she is defiled, and there is no witness against her, and she isn’t taken in the act;  14 and the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she is defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she isn’t defiled:  15 then the man shall bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring her offering for her: the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal. He shall pour no oil on it, nor put frankincense on it, for it is a meal offering of jealousy, a meal offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to memory.  16 The priest shall bring her near, and set her before Yahweh;  17 and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water.  18 The priest shall set the woman before Yahweh, and let the hair of the woman’s head go loose, and put the meal offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal offering of jealousy. The priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that brings a curse.  19 The priest shall cause her to swear, and shall tell the woman, “If no man has lain with you, and if you haven’t gone aside to uncleanness, being under your husband, be free from this water of bitterness that brings a curse.  20 But if you have gone astray, being under your husband, and if you are defiled, and some man has lain with you besides your husband:”  21 then the priest shall cause the woman to swear with the oath of cursing, and the priest shall tell the woman, “Yahweh make you a curse and an oath among your people, when Yahweh allows your thigh to fall away, and your body to swell;  22 and this water that brings a curse will go into your bowels, and make your body swell, and your thigh fall away.” The woman shall say, “Amen, Amen.” 

Exodus, Chapter 20
 1 God spoke all these words, saying,  2 “I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 

  3  “You shall have no other gods before me. 

  4  “You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:  5 you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me,  6 and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. 


Hebrews, Chapter 3
  1 Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus; 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, as also was Moses in all his house.  3 For he has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, because he who built the house has more honor than the house.  4 For every house is built by someone; but he who built all things is God.  5 Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were afterward to be spoken,  6 but Christ is faithful as a Son over his house; whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the glorying of our hope firm to the end.  7 Therefore, even as the Holy Spirit says, 
“Today if you will hear his voice,
  8 don’t harden your hearts, as in the rebellion,
like as in the day of the trial in the wilderness,
  9 where your fathers tested me by proving me,
and saw my works for forty years.
  10 Therefore I was displeased with that generation,
and said, ‘They always err in their heart,
but they didn’t know my ways;’
  11 as I swore in my wrath,
‘They will not enter into my rest.’”

  12  Beware, brothers, lest perhaps there be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God; 

The first time I read about the "water of bitterness (or jealously)" it struck me as being harsh.  After all, there is no such parallel for men.  But, since I know that the psyches of men and women are different- I put it in God's hands.  Then, I wondered how God (being a jealous God) feels about those who fall away from following the truth.  The answer is punishment.  What degree for what level of disregarding God?  Trying to figure that one out could drive one crazy.  This much seems sure to me: if you remain faithful, you have nothing to worry about.  Now, put THAT in braille!!!  And I really don't care how many dots you use, either!!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, Jun. 15



Bible Reading and Study


June 15
1 Samuel 23, 24

1Sa 23:1 They told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and are robbing the threshing floors.
1Sa 23:2 Therefore David inquired of Yahweh, saying, Shall I go and strike these Philistines? Yahweh said to David, Go, and strike the Philistines, and save Keilah.
1Sa 23:3 David's men said to him, Behold, we are afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?
1Sa 23:4 Then David inquired of Yahweh yet again. Yahweh answered him, and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into your hand.
1Sa 23:5 David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their livestock, and killed them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
1Sa 23:6 It happened, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.
1Sa 23:7 It was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. Saul said, God has delivered him into my hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that has gates and bars.
1Sa 23:8 Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
1Sa 23:9 David knew that Saul was devising mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring here the ephod.
1Sa 23:10 Then said David, O Yahweh, the God of Israel, your servant has surely heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
1Sa 23:11 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? Yahweh, the God of Israel, I beg you, tell your servant. Yahweh said, He will come down.
1Sa 23:12 Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver up to me and my men into the hand of Saul? Yahweh said, They will deliver you up.
1Sa 23:13 Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went wherever they could go. It was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he gave up going there.
1Sa 23:14 David abode in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God didn't deliver him into his hand.
1Sa 23:15 David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in the wood.
1Sa 23:16 Jonathan, Saul's son, arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.
1Sa 23:17 He said to him, Don't be afraid; for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you; and you shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you; and that also Saul my father knows.
1Sa 23:18 They two made a covenant before Yahweh: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.
1Sa 23:19 Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doesn't David hide himself with us in the strongholds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of the desert?
1Sa 23:20 Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king's hand.
1Sa 23:21 Saul said, You are blessed by Yahweh; for you have had compassion on me.
1Sa 23:22 Please go make yet more sure, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there; for it is told me that he deals very subtly.
1Sa 23:23 See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hides himself, and come again to me with certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall happen, if he is in the land, that I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah.
1Sa 23:24 They arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah on the south of the desert.
1Sa 23:25 Saul and his men went to seek him. When David was told, he went down to the rock, and stayed in the wilderness of Maon. When Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.
1Sa 23:26 Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men surrounded David and his men to take them.
1Sa 23:27 But a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Hurry and come; for the Philistines have made a raid on the land!"
1Sa 23:28 So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela Hammahlekoth.
1Sa 23:29 David went up from there, and lived in the strongholds of En Gedi.
1Sa 24:1 It happened, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of En Gedi.
1Sa 24:2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men on the rocks of the wild goats.
1Sa 24:3 He came to the sheep pens by the way, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were abiding in the innermost parts of the cave.
1Sa 24:4 The men of David said to him, Behold, the day of which Yahweh said to you, Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it shall seem good to you. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe secretly.
1Sa 24:5 It happened afterward, that David's heart struck him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.
1Sa 24:6 He said to his men, Yahweh forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, Yahweh's anointed, to put forth my hand against him, seeing he is Yahweh's anointed.
1Sa 24:7 So David checked his men with these words, and didn't allow them to rise against Saul. Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.
1Sa 24:8 David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. When Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the earth, and did obeisance.
1Sa 24:9 David said to Saul, Why do you listen to men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?
1Sa 24:10 Behold, this day your eyes have seen how that Yahweh had delivered you today into my hand in the cave: and some urged me to kill you; but I spared you; and I said, I will not put forth my hand against my lord; for he is Yahweh's anointed.
1Sa 24:11 Moreover, my father, behold, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand; for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and didn't kill you, know and see that there is neither evil nor disobedience in my hand, and I have not sinned against you, though you hunt for my life to take it.
1Sa 24:12 May Yahweh judge between me and you, and may Yahweh avenge me of you; but my hand shall not be on you.
1Sa 24:13 As the proverb of the ancients says, Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness; but my hand shall not be on you.
1Sa 24:14 Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom do you pursue? A dead dog? A flea?
1Sa 24:15 May Yahweh therefore be judge, and give sentence between me and you, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of your hand.
1Sa 24:16 It came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking these words to Saul, that Saul said, Is this your voice, my son David? Saul lifted up his voice, and wept.
1Sa 24:17 He said to David, You are more righteous than I; for you have done good to me, whereas I have done evil to you.
1Sa 24:18 You have declared this day how you have dealt well with me, because when Yahweh had delivered me up into your hand, you didn't kill me.
1Sa 24:19 For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away unharmed? Therefore may Yahweh reward you good for that which you have done to me this day.
1Sa 24:20 Now, behold, I know that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.
1Sa 24:21 Swear now therefore to me by Yahweh, that you will not cut off my seed after me, and that you will not destroy my name out of my father's house.
1Sa 24:22 David swore to Saul. Saul went home; but David and his men got them up to the stronghold.



The Composite Bible
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Young's Literal Translation
1 Samuel




1 Samuel 23 1
They told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and are robbing the threshing floors.
And they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshing-floors.
And they declare to David, saying, `Lo, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and they are spoiling the threshing-floors.`
1 Samuel 23 2
Therefore David inquired of Yahweh, saying, Shall I go and strike these Philistines? Yahweh said to David, Go, and strike the Philistines, and save Keilah.
And David inquired of Jehovah, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And Jehovah said to David, Go and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.
And David asketh at Jehovah, saying, `Do I go? -- and have I smitten among these Philistines?` And Jehovah saith unto David, `Go, and thou hast smitten among the Philistines, and saved Keilah.`
1 Samuel 23 3
David`s men said to him, Behold, we are afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?
But David`s men said to him, Behold, we are afraid here in Judah; how much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?
And David`s men say unto him, `Lo, we here in Judah are afraid; and how much more when we go to Keilah, unto the ranks of the Philistines?`
1 Samuel 23 4
Then David inquired of Yahweh yet again. Yahweh answered him, and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into your hand.
And David inquired of Jehovah yet again. And Jehovah answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will give the Philistines into thy hand.
And David addeth again to ask at Jehovah, and Jehovah answereth him, and saith, `Rise, go down to Keilah, for I am giving the Philistines into thy hand.`
1 Samuel 23 5
David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and killed them with a great slaughter. So David save the inhabitants of Keilah.
And David and his men went to Keilah, and fought against the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
And David goeth, and his men, to Keilah, and fighteth with the Philistines, and leadeth away their cattle, and smiteth among them -- a great smiting, and David saveth the inhabitants of Keilah.
1 Samuel 23 6
It happened, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.
And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, he came down with an ephod in his hand.
And it cometh to pass, in the fleeing of Abiathar son of Ahimelech unto David, to Keilah, an ephod came down in his hand.
1 Samuel 23 7
It was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. Saul said, God has delivered him into my hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that has gates and bars.
And it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. Then Saul said, God has cast him off into my hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a city that has gates and bars.
And it is declared to Saul that David hath come in to Keilah, and Saul saith, `God hath made him known for my hand, for he hath been shut in, to enter into a city of doors and bar.`
1 Samuel 23 8
Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
And Saul summoneth the whole of the people to battle, to go down to Keilah, to lay siege unto David and unto his men.
1 Samuel 23 9
David knew that Saul was devising mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring here the ephod.
And when David knew that Saul devised mischief against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring the ephod.
And David knoweth that against him Saul is devising the evil, and saith unto Abiathar the priest, `Bring nigh the ephod.`
1 Samuel 23 10
Then said David, O Yahweh, the God of Israel, your servant has surely heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
Then said David, Jehovah, God of Israel, thy servant hath heard for certain that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
And David saith, `Jehovah, God of Israel, Thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul is seeking to come in unto Keilah, to destroy the city on mine account.
1 Samuel 23 11
Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? Yahweh, the God of Israel, I beg you, tell your servant. Yahweh said, He will come down.
Will the citizens of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? Jehovah, God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And Jehovah said, He will come down.
Do the possessors of Keilah shut me up into his hand? doth Saul come down as Thy servant hath heard? Jehovah, God of Israel, declare, I pray Thee, to Thy servant.` And Jehovah saith, `He doth come down.`
1 Samuel 23 12
Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver up to me and my men into the hand of Saul? Yahweh said, They will deliver you up.
And David said, Will the citizens of Keilah deliver up me and my men into the hand of Saul? And Jehovah said, They will deliver [thee] up.
And David saith, `Do the possessors of Keilah shut me up, and my men, into the hand of Saul?` And Jehovah saith, `They shut [thee] up.`
1 Samuel 23 13
Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went wherever they could go. It was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he gave up going there.
Then David and his men, about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go. And it was told Saul that David had escaped from Keilah, and he forbore to go forth.
And David riseth -- and his men -- about six hundred men, and they go out from Keilah, and go up and down where they go up and down; and to Saul it hath been declared that David hath escaped from Keilah, and he ceaseth to go out.
1 Samuel 23 14
David abode in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill-country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God didn`t deliver him into his hand. 
And David abode in the wilderness in strongholds, and abode in the mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand.
And David abideth in the wilderness, in fortresses, and abideth in the hill-country, in the wilderness of Ziph; and Saul seeketh him all the days, and God hath not given him into his hand.
1 Samuel 23 15
David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in the wood.
And David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life; and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.
And David seeth that Saul hath come out to seek his life, and David [is] in the wilderness of Ziph, in a forest.
1 Samuel 23 16
Jonathan, Saul`s son, arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.
And Jonathan Saul`s son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.
And Jonathan son of Saul riseth, and goeth unto David to the forest, and strengtheneth his hand in God,
1 Samuel 23 17
He said to him, Don`t be afraid; for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you; and you shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you; and that also Saul my father knows.
And he said to him, Fear not; for the hand of Saul my father will not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next to thee; and that also Saul my father knows. 
and saith unto him, `Fear not, for the hand of Saul my father doth not find thee, and thou dost reign over Israel, and I am to thee for second, and also so knoweth Saul my father.`
1 Samuel 23 18
They two made a covenant before Yahweh: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.
And they two made a covenant before Jehovah; and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.
And they make a covenant both of them before Jehovah; and David abideth in the forest, and Jonathan hath gone to his house.
1 Samuel 23 19
Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doesn`t David hide himself with us in the strongholds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of the desert?
And the Ziphites came up to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself with us in strongholds in the wood, on the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of the waste?
And the Ziphites go up unto Saul to Gibeah, saying, `Is not David hiding himself with us in fortresses, in the forest, in the height of Hachilah, which [is] on the south of the desolate place?
1 Samuel 23 20
Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king`s hand.
And now, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and it will be for us to deliver him up into the king`s hand.
And, now, by all the desire of thy soul, O king, to come down, come down, and ours [is] to shut him up into the hand of the king.`
1 Samuel 23 21
Saul said, Blessed be you of Yahweh; for you have had compassion on me.
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of Jehovah; for ye have compassion upon me.
And Saul saith, `Blessed [are] ye of Jehovah, for ye have pity on me;
1 Samuel 23 22
Plesease go make yet more sure, and know and see his place where his haunt is, [and] who has seen him there; for it is told me that he deals very subtly.
Go, I pray you, make yet more sure, and know and see his place where his track is, who has seen him there; for it is told me that he deals very subtilly.
go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his foot is; who hath seen him there? for [one] hath said unto me, He is very subtile.
1 Samuel 23 23
See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking-places where he hides himself, and come you again to me of a certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall happen, if he be in the land, that I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah.
And see, and ascertain all the lurking-places where he hides himself, and come ye again to me with sure information, that I may go with you; and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search him out throughout the thousands of Judah.
And see and know of all the hiding-places where he hideth himself, and ye have turned back unto me prepared, and I have gone with you, and it hath been, if he is in the land, that I have searched him out through all the thousands of Judah.`
1 Samuel 23 24
They arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah on the south of the desert.
And they arose and went to Ziph before Saul; but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of the waste.
And they rise and go to Ziph before Saul, and David and his men [are] in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain, at the south of the desolate place.
1 Samuel 23 25
Saul and his men went to seek him. They told David: why he came down to the rock, and abode in
the wilderness of Maon. When Saul heard [that], he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.
And Saul and his men went to seek [him]. And they told David; and he came down from the rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And Saul heard [that], and he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.
And Saul and his men go to seek, and they declare to David, and he goeth down the rock, and abideth in the wilderness of Maon; and Saul heareth, and pursueth after David [to] the wilderness of Maon.
1 Samuel 23 26
Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men
round about to take them.
And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain; and David made haste to get away from Saul; and Saul and his men sought to surround David and his men to take them.
And Saul goeth on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain, and David is hastened to go from the face of Saul, and Saul and his men are compassing David and his men, to catch them.
1 Samuel 23 27
But there came a messenger to Saul, saying, Haste you, and come; for the Philistines have made a raid on the land.
But there came a messenger to Saul, saying, Haste thee and come; for the Philistines have made a raid against the land.
And a messenger hath come in unto Saul, saying, `Haste, and come, for the Philistines have pushed against the land.`
1 Samuel 23 28
So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.
And Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines; therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.
And Saul turneth back from pursuing after David, and goeth to meet the Philistines, therefore they have called that place `The Rock of Divisions.`
1 Samuel 23 29
David went up from there, and lived in the strongholds of En-gedi.
And David went up from thence, and abode in the strongholds of Engedi.
And David goeth up thence, and abideth in fortresses [at] En-gedi.


1 Samuel 24 1
It happened, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of En-gedi.
And it came to pass when Saul had returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.
And it cometh to pass when Saul hath turned back from after the Philistines, that they declare to him, saying, `Lo, David [is] in the wilderness of En-gedi.`
1 Samuel 24 2
Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men on the rocks of the wild goats.
And Saul took three thousand men, chosen out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.
And Saul taketh three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and goeth to seek David and his men, on the front of the rocks of the wild goats,
1 Samuel 24 3
He came to the sheep pens by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet. Now David and his men were abiding in the innermost parts of the cave.
And he came to the sheepfolds by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet; and David and his men were abiding in the recesses of the cave.
and he cometh in unto folds of the flock, on the way, and there [is] a cave, and Saul goeth in to cover his feet; and David and his men in the sides of the cave are abiding.
1 Samuel 24 4
The men of David said to him, Behold, the day of which Yahweh said to you, Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it shall seem good to you. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul`s robe secretly.
And David`s men said to him, Behold the day of which Jehovah said to thee, Behold, I will give thine enemy into thy hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good to thee. And David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul`s robe secretly.
And the men of David say unto him, `Lo, the day of which Jehovah said unto thee, Lo, I am giving thine enemy into thy hand, and thou hast done to him as it is good in thine eyes;` and David riseth and cutteth off the skirt of the upper robe which [is] on Saul -- gently.
1 Samuel 24 5
It happened afterward, that David`s heart struck him, because he had cut off Saul`s skirt.
And it came to pass afterwards that David`s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul`s skirt.
And it cometh to pass afterwards that the heart of David smiteth him, because that he hath cut off the skirt which [is] on Saul,
1 Samuel 24 6
He said to his men, Yahweh forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, Yahweh`s anointed, to put forth my hand against him, seeing he is Yahweh`s anointed.
And he said to his men, Jehovah forbid that I should do this thing to my master, Jehovah`s anointed, to stretch forth my hand against him, for he is the anointed of Jehovah. 
and he saith to his men, `Far be it from me, by Jehovah; I do not do this thing to my lord -- to the anointed of Jehovah -- to put forth my hand against him, for the anointed of Jehovah he [is].`
1 Samuel 24 7
So David checked his men with these words, and didn`t allow them to rise against Saul. Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.
And David checked his men with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. And Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on [his] way.
And David subdueth his men by words, and hath not permitted them to rise against Saul; and Saul hath risen from the cave, and goeth on the way;
1 Samuel 24 8
David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. When Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the earth, and did obeisance.
David also arose afterwards, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king! And when Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the earth, and did obeisance.
and David riseth afterwards, and goeth out from the cave, and calleth after Saul, saying, `My lord, O king!` And Saul looketh attentively behind him, and David boweth -- face to the earth -- and doth obeisance.
1 Samuel 24 9
David said to Saul, Why listen you to men`s words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?
And David said to Saul, Why dost thou listen to words of men, saying, Behold, David seeks thy hurt?
And David saith to Saul, `Why dost thou hear the words of man, saying, Lo, David is seeking thine evil?
1 Samuel 24 10
Behold, this day your eyes have seen how that Yahweh had delivered you today into my hand in the cave: and some bade me kill you; but [my eye] spared you; and I said, I will not put forth my hand against my lord; for he is Yahweh`s anointed.
Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that Jehovah had given thee this day into my hand in the cave; and they bade me kill thee; but [mine eye] spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth my hand against my lord, for he is the anointed of Jehovah.
Lo, this day have thine eyes seen how that Jehovah hath given thee to-day into my hand in the cave; and [one] said to slay thee, and [mine eye] hath pity on thee, and I say, I do not put forth my hand against my lord, for the anointed of Jehovah he [is].
1 Samuel 24 11
Moreover, my father, behold, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand; for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and didn`t kill you, know you and see that there is neither evil nor disobedience in my hand, and I have not sinned against you, though you hunt after my life to take it.
And see, my father, yes, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand. For in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in my hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou liest in wait for my life to take it.
`And, my father, see, yea see the skirt of thine upper robe in my hand; for by cutting off the skirt of thy upper robe, and I have not slain thee, know and see that there is not in my hand evil and transgression, and I have not sinned against thee, and thou art hunting my soul to take it!
1 Samuel 24 12
Yahweh judge between me and you, and Yahweh avenge me of you; but my hand shall not be on you.
Jehovah judge between me and thee, and Jehovah avenge me of thee; but my hand shall not be upon thee.
`Jehovah doth judge between me and thee, and Jehovah hath avenged me of thee, and my hand is not on thee;
1 Samuel 24 13
As says the proverb of the ancients, Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness; but my hand shall not be on you.
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked; but my hand shall not be upon thee.
as saith the simile of the ancients, From the wicked goeth out wickedness, and my hand is not on thee.
1 Samuel 24 14
After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom do you pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.
After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a single flea.
`After whom hath the king of Israel come out? after whom art thou pursuing? --after a dead dog! after one flea!
1 Samuel 24 15
Yahweh therefore be judge, and give sentence between me and you, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of your hand.
Jehovah therefore shall be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and do me justice [in delivering me] out of thy hand.
And Jehovah hath been for judge, and hath judged between me and thee, yea, he seeth and pleadeth my cause, and doth deliver me out of thy hand.`
1 Samuel 24 16
It came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking these words to Saul, that Saul said, Is this your voice, my son David? Saul lifted up his voice, and wept.
And as soon as David had ended speaking these words to Saul, Saul said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice and wept.
And it cometh to pass, when David completeth to speak these words unto Saul, that Saul saith, `Is this thy voice, my son David?` and Saul lifteth up his voice, and weepeth.
1 Samuel 24 17
He said to David, You are more righteous than I; for you have rendered to me good, whereas I have rendered to you evil.
And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I; for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.
And he saith unto David, `More righteous thou [art] than I; for thou hast done me good, and I have done thee evil;
1 Samuel 24 18
You have declared this day how that you have dealt well with me, because when Yahweh had delivered me up into your hand, you didn`t kill me.
And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me, forasmuch as when Jehovah had delivered me up into thy hand, thou didst not kill me. 
and thou hast declared to-day how that thou hast done good with me, how that Jehovah shut me up into thy hand, and thou didst not slay me,
1 Samuel 24 19
For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? why Yahweh reward you good for that which you have done to me this day.
For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore Jehovah reward thee good for that thou hast done to me this day.
and that a man doth find his enemy, and hath sent him away in a good manner; and Jehovah doth repay thee good for that which thou didst to me this day.
1 Samuel 24 20
Now, behold, I know that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.
And now behold, I know that thou shalt certainly be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thy hand.
`And, now, lo, I have known that thou dost certainly reign, and the kingdom of Israel hath stood in thy hand;
1 Samuel 24 21
Swear now therefore to me by Yahweh, that you will not cut off my seed after me, and that you will not destroy my name out of my father`s house.
Swear now therefore to me by Jehovah, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father`s house.
and, now, swear to me by Jehovah -- thou dost not cut off my seed after me, nor dost thou destroy my name from the house of my father.`
1 Samuel 24 22
David swore to Saul. Saul went home; but David and his men got them up to the stronghold.
And David swore to Saul. And Saul went home; and David and his men went up to the stronghold.
And David sweareth to Saul, and Saul goeth unto his house, and David and his men have gone up unto the fortress.

Study Questions...


How many men did David have? 23:13

Even though David was surrounded, why was he not taken? 23:26-29

Why was Saul NOT killed? 24:4-10

Wickedness proceedeth from the __________? 24:13



Jun. 15, 16
John 16

Joh 16:1 "These things have I spoken to you, so that you wouldn't be caused to stumble.
Joh 16:2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.
Joh 16:3 They will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me.
Joh 16:4 But I have told you these things, so that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you about them. I didn't tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you.
Joh 16:5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'
Joh 16:6 But because I have told you these things, sorrow has filled your heart.
Joh 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don't go away, the Counselor won't come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
Joh 16:8 When he has come, he will convict the world about sin, about righteousness, and about judgment;
Joh 16:9 about sin, because they don't believe in me;
Joh 16:10 about righteousness, because I am going to my Father, and you won't see me any more;
Joh 16:11 about judgment, because the prince of this world has been judged.
Joh 16:12 "I have yet many things to tell you, but you can't bear them now.
Joh 16:13 However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming.
Joh 16:14 He will glorify me, for he will take from what is mine, and will declare it to you.
Joh 16:15 All things whatever the Father has are mine; therefore I said that he takes of mine, and will declare it to you.
Joh 16:16 A little while, and you will not see me. Again a little while, and you will see me."
Joh 16:17 Some of his disciples therefore said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, 'A little while, and you won't see me, and again a little while, and you will see me;' and, 'Because I go to the Father?' "
Joh 16:18 They said therefore, "What is this that he says, 'A little while?' We don't know what he is saying."
Joh 16:19 Therefore Jesus perceived that they wanted to ask him, and he said to them, "Do you inquire among yourselves concerning this, that I said, 'A little while, and you won't see me, and again a little while, and you will see me?'
Joh 16:20 Most certainly I tell you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
Joh 16:21 A woman, when she gives birth, has sorrow, because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she doesn't remember the anguish any more, for the joy that a human being is born into the world.
Joh 16:22 Therefore you now have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
Joh 16:23 "In that day you will ask me no questions. Most certainly I tell you, whatever you may ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.
Joh 16:24 Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.
Joh 16:25 I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. But the time is coming when I will no more speak to you in figures of speech, but will tell you plainly about the Father.
Joh 16:26 In that day you will ask in my name; and I don't say to you, that I will pray to the Father for you,
Joh 16:27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from God.
Joh 16:28 I came out from the Father, and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world, and go to the Father."
Joh 16:29 His disciples said to him, "Behold, now you speak plainly, and speak no figures of speech.
Joh 16:30 Now we know that you know all things, and don't need for anyone to question you. By this we believe that you came forth from God."
Joh 16:31 Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?
Joh 16:32 Behold, the time is coming, yes, and has now come, that you will be scattered, everyone to his own place, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
Joh 16:33 I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world."




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John 16 1
"These things have I spoken to you, so that you wouldn`t be caused to stumble.
These things I have spoken unto you that ye may not be offended.
`These things I have spoken to you, that ye may not be stumbled,
John 16 2
They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.
They shall put you out of the synagogues; but the hour is coming that every one who kills you will think to render service to God;
out of the synagogues they will put you; but an hour doth come, that every one who hath killed you, may think to offer service unto God;
John 16 3
They will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. 
and these things they will do because they have not known the Father nor me.
and these things they will do to you, because they did not know the Father, nor me.
John 16 4
But I have told you these things, so that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you about them. I didn`t tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you.
But I have spoken these things to you, that when their hour shall have come, ye may remember them, that I have said [them] unto you. But I did not say these things unto you from [the] beginning, because I was with you.
`But these things I have spoken to you, that when the hour may come, ye may remember them, that I said [them] to you, and these things to you from the beginning I did not say, because I was with you;
John 16 5
But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, `Where are you going?`
But now I go to him that has sent me, and none of you demands of me, Where goest thou?
and now I go away to Him who sent me, and none of you doth ask me, Whither dost thou go?
John 16 6
But because I have told you these things, sorrow has filled your heart.
But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.
but because these things I have said to you, the sorrow hath filled your heart.
John 16 7
Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don`t go away, the
Counselor won`t come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
But I say the truth to you, It is profitable for you that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I go I will send him to you.
`But I tell you the truth; it is better for you that I go away, for if I may not go away, the Comforter will not come unto you, and if I go on, I will send Him unto you;
John 16 8
When he has come, he will convict the world in respect to sin, and righteousness, and judgment; And having come, he will bring demonstration to the world, of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
and having come, He will convict the world concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment;
John 16 9
of sin, because they don`t believe in me;
of sin, because they do not believe on me;
concerning sin indeed, because they do not believe in me; 
John 16 10
of righteousness, because I am going to my Father, and you see me no more;
of righteousness, because I go away to [my] Father, and ye behold me no longer;
and concerning righteousness, because unto my Father I go away, and no more do ye behold me;
John 16 11
of judgment, because the prince of this world has been judged.
of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world hath been judged.
John 16 12
I have yet many things to tell you, but you can`t bear them now.
I have yet many things to say to you, but ye cannot bear them now.
`I have yet many things to say to you, but ye are not able to bear [them] now;
John 16 13
However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever things he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you the things that are to come.
But when *he* is come, the Spirit of truth, he shall guide you into all the truth: for he shall not speak from himself; but whatsoever he shall hear he shall speak; and he will announce to you what is coming.
and when He may come -- the Spirit of truth -- He will guide you to all the truth, for He will not speak from Himself, but as many things as He will hear He will speak, and the coming things He will tell you;
John 16 14
He will glorify me, for he will take from what is mine, and will declare it to you.
He shall glorify me, for he shall receive of mine and shall announce [it] to you.
He will glorify me, because of mine He will take, and will tell to you.
John 16 15
All things whatever the Father has are mine; therefore I said that he takes of mine, and will declare it to you.
All things that the Father has are mine; on account of this I have said that he receives of mine and shall announce [it] to you.
`All things, as many as the Father hath, are mine; because of this I said, That of mine He will take, and will tell to you;
John 16 16
A little while, and you will not see me. Again a little while, and you will see me."
A little while and ye do not behold me; and again a little while and ye shall see me, [because I go away to the Father].
a little while, and ye do not behold me, and again a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go away unto the Father.`
John 16 17
Some of his disciples therefore said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, `A little while, and you won`t see me, and again a little while, and you will see me;` and, `Because I go to the Father?`"
[Some] of his disciples therefore said to one another, What is this he says to us, A little while and ye do not behold me; and again a little while and ye shall see me, and, Because I go away to the Father?
Therefore said [some] of his disciples one to another, `What is this that he saith to us, A little while, and ye do not behold me, and again a little while, and ye shall see me, and, Because I go away unto the Father?`
John 16 18
They said therefore, "What is this that he says, `A little while?` We don`t know what he is 
They said therefore, What is this which he says [of] the little while? We do not know [of] what he speaks.
they said then, `What is this he saith -- the little while? we have not known what he saith.`
John 16 19
Therefore Jesus perceived that they wanted to ask him, and he said to them, "Do you inquire among yourselves concerning this, that I said, `A little while, and you won`t see me, and again a little while, and you will see me?`
Jesus knew therefore that they desired to demand of him, and said to them, Do ye inquire of this among yourselves that I said, A little while and ye do not behold me; and again a little while and ye shall see me?
Jesus, therefore, knew that they were wishing to ask him, and he said to them, `Concerning this do ye seek one with another, because I said, A little while, and you do not behold me, and again a little while, and ye shall see me?
John 16 20
Most assuredly I tell you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
Verily, verily, I say to you, that ye shall weep and lament, ye, but the world shall rejoice; and ye will be grieved, but your grief shall be turned to joy.
verily, verily, I say to you, that ye shall weep and lament, and the world will rejoice; and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow joy will become.
John 16 21
A woman, when she is in travail, has sorrow, because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she doesn`t remember the anguish any more, for the joy that a child is born into the world.
A woman, when she gives birth to a child, has grief because her hour has come; but when the child is born, she no longer remembers the trouble, on account of the joy that a man has been born into the world.
`The woman, when she may bear, hath sorrow, because her hour did come, and when she may bear the child, no more doth she remember the anguish, because of the joy that a man was born to the world.
John 16 22
You therefore now have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
And ye now therefore have grief; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one takes from you.
`And ye, therefore, now, indeed, have sorrow; and again I will see you, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one doth take from you,
John 16 23
In that day you will ask me no question. Most assuredly I tell you, whatever you may ask of the Father, he will give it to you in my name.
And in that day ye shall demand nothing of me: verily, verily, I say to you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give you.
and in that day ye will question me nothing; verily, verily, I say to you, as many things as ye may ask of the Father in my name, He will give you;
John 16 24
Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.
Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
till now ye did ask nothing in my name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
John 16 25
I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. But the time comes when I will no more speak to you in figures of speech, but will tell you plainly about the Father.
These things I have spoken to you in allegories; the hour is coming that I will no longer speak to you in allegories, but will declare to you openly concerning the Father.
`These things in similitudes I have spoken to you, but there cometh an hour when no more in similitudes will I speak to you, but freely of the Father, will tell you.
John 16 26
In that day you will ask in my name; and I don`t say to you, that I will pray to the Father for you, 
In that day ye shall ask in my name; and I say not to you that I will demand of the Father for you,
`In that day, in my name ye will make request, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father for you,
John 16 27
for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from God.
for the Father himself has affection for you, because ye have had affection for me, and have believed that I came out from God. 
for the Father himself doth love you, because me ye have loved, and ye have believed that I from God came forth;
John 16 28
I came out from the Father, and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world, and go to the Father."
I came out from the Father and have come into the world; again, I leave the world and go to the Father.
I came forth from the Father, and have come to the world; again I leave the world, and go on unto the Father.`
John 16 29
His disciples said to him, "Behold, now you speak plainly, and speak no figures of speech.
His disciples say to him, Lo, now thou speakest openly and utterest no allegory.
His disciples say to him, `Lo, now freely thou dost speak, and no similitude speakest thou;
John 16 30
Now we know that you know all things, and don`t need for anyone to question you. By this we believe that you came forth from God."
Now we know that thou knowest all things, and hast not need that any one should demand of thee. By this we believe that thou art come from God.
now we have known that thou hast known all things, and hast no need that any one do question thee; in this we believe that from God thou didst come forth.`
John 16 31
Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?
Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
Jesus answered them, `Now do ye believe? lo, there doth come an hour,
John 16 32
Behold, the time comes, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, everyone to his own place, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
Behold, [the] hour is coming, and has come, that ye shall be scattered, each to his own, and shall leave me alone; and [yet] I am not alone, for the Father is with me.
and now it hath come, that ye may be scattered, each to his own things, and me ye may leave alone, and I am not alone, because the Father is with me;
John 16 33
I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world."
These things have I spoken to you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye have tribulation; but be of good courage: I have overcome the world.
these things I have spoken to you, that in me ye may have peace, in the world ye shall have tribulation, but take courage -- I have overcome the world.`


Study Questions...


A man can have TWO masters, true or false? 16:13

Abraham told the rich man that ________ and _________ should be listened to? 16:29, 31