6/19/13

From Gary... Evil for good


Right and wrong; these are concepts we learn early in life.  Once learned, hopefully they will stay with us  forever.  However, DO NOT EXPECT OTHERS TO SHARE YOUR VALUES.  If you do, you are in for a disappointment!!!  Some people's values (right and wrong are just examples) are twisted by sin, which may exhibit itself in manifold ways.  Selfishness, conceit, greed, lack of regard for the rights of others, and hatred are just a few of a very long list.  Frankly, this topic has been among the most difficult for me to learn and the lessons it took to teach me this have given me much heartache and loss of sleep.  When applied to "family", the pain associated with this is unbelievable.  Recently, I read the following passage as part of my daily reading regime and it seems quite appropriate to list it here...

1 Samuel, Chapter 25

2 There was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.  3 Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail; and the woman was of good understanding, and of a beautiful face: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.  4 David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.  5 David sent ten young men, and David said to the young men, “Go up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name.  6 You shall tell him, ‘Long life to you! Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.  7 Now I have heard that you have shearers. Your shepherds have now been with us, and we didn’t hurt them, neither was there anything missing from them, all the while they were in Carmel.  8 Ask your young men, and they will tell you. Therefore let the young men find favor in your eyes; for we come in a good day. Please give whatever comes to your hand, to your servants, and to your son David.’” 

  9  When David’s young men came, they spoke to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased. 

  10  Nabal answered David’s servants, and said, “Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants who break away from their masters these days.  11 Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my meat that I have killed for my shearers, and give it to men who I don’t know where they come from?” 

  12  So David’s young men turned on their way, and went back, and came and told him according to all these words.  13 David said to his men, “Every man put on his sword!” 

Every man put on his sword. David also put on his sword. About four hundred men followed David; and two hundred stayed by the baggage.  14 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, “Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to Greet our master; and he railed at them.  15 But the men were very good to us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we anything, as long as we went with them, when we were in the fields.  16 They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.  17 Now therefore know and consider what you will do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his house; for he is such a worthless fellow that one can’t speak to him.” 

  18  Then Abigail hurried and took two hundred loaves of bread, two bottles of wine, five sheep ready dressed, five measures of parched grain, one hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on donkeys.  19 She said to her young men, “Go on before me. Behold, I come after you.” But she didn’t tell her husband, Nabal.  20 It was so, as she rode on her donkey, and came down by the covert of the mountain, that behold, David and his men came down toward her; and she met them. 

  21  Now David had said, “Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained to him. He has returned me evil for good.  22 God do so to the enemies of David, and more also, if I leave of all that belongs to him by the morning light so much as one who urinates on a wall.” 

  23  When Abigail saw David, she hurried, and alighted from her donkey, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.  24 She fell at his feet, and said, “On me, my lord, on me be the iniquity; and please let your handmaid speak in your ears. Hear the words of your handmaid.  25 Please don’t let my lord regard this worthless fellow, even Nabal; for as his name is, so is he. Nabal is his name, and folly is with him; but I, your handmaid, didn’t see the young men of my lord, whom you sent.  26 Now therefore, my lord, as Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, since Yahweh has withheld you from blood guiltiness, and from avenging yourself with your own hand, now therefore let your enemies, and those who seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.  27 Now this present which your servant has brought to my lord, let it be given to the young men who follow my lord. 28 Please forgive the trespass of your handmaid. For Yahweh will certainly make my lord a sure house, because my lord fights the battles of Yahweh; and evil shall not be found in you all your days.  29 Though men may rise up to pursue you, and to seek your soul, yet the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with Yahweh your God. He will sling out the souls of your enemies, as from the hollow of a sling.  30 It shall come to pass, when Yahweh has done to my lord according to all the good that he has spoken concerning you, and shall have appointed you prince over Israel,  31 that this shall be no grief to you, nor offense of heart to my lord, either that you have shed blood without cause, or that my lord has avenged himself. When Yahweh has dealt well with my lord, then remember your handmaid.” 

  32  David said to Abigail, “Blessed is Yahweh, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me!  33 Blessed is your discretion, and blessed are you, that have kept me this day from blood guiltiness, and from avenging myself with my own hand. 34 For indeed, as Yahweh, the God of Israel, lives, who has withheld me from hurting you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, surely there wouldn’t have been left to Nabal by the morning light so much as one who urinates on a wall.”

  35  So David received of her hand that which she had brought him: and he said to her, “Go up in peace to your house. Behold, I have listened to your voice, and have granted your request.” 



Luke, Chapter 6

 27  “But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,   28  bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.   29  To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him who takes away your cloak, don’t withhold your coat also.   30  Give to everyone who asks you, and don’t ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again. 

  31  “As you would like people to do to you, do exactly so to them.   32  If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.   33  If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.   34  If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive back as much.   35  But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil. 
  36  “Therefore be merciful, 
even as your Father is also merciful. 


I have always tried to be good to other people. However, some people really don't deserve it.  Their actions seem to cry out for punishment (as with Nabal above) and the easy thing to do would be to appoint yourself as judge, jury and executioner.  Fortunately for David, he listened to Abagail's entreaty, accepted her gift and did no one harm.  As it turned out, not long after this episode, God killed Nabal.  Which is appropriate as the scripture says the following...

Romans, Chapter 12
19 Don’t seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God’s wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.”

Jesus teaches us to do the right thing, regardless of who the person is- even an enemy!!!  This is a tough one for me and sometimes my sense of Justice is inflamed when others act despicably.  Who says following Jesus' teachings is necessarily easy.  But, for the rest of my years on this Earth I will try!!!  I just wish others would do the same.  There I go again, expecting others to do good!!!  Reality is: some people will always return evil for good and I have to accept that and deal with it!!!!  Just one more thing to pray about.  And, OH, yes- DO NOT GO INTO A LION'S CAGE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES- I DON'T THINK YOU WILL BE ABLE TO "REASON" WITH HIM!!!!! 

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study. Jun.19


Bible Reading and Study



June 19
1 Samuel 31

1Sa 31:1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain on Mount Gilboa.
1Sa 31:2 The Philistines followed hard on Saul and on his sons; and the Philistines killed Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.
1Sa 31:3 The battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.
1Sa 31:4 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through therewith, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armor bearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell on it.
1Sa 31:5 When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell oune 19
1 Samuel 31

1Sa 31:1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain on Mount Gilboa.
1Sa 31:2 The Philistines followed hard on Saul and on his sons; and the Philistines killed Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.
1Sa 31:3 The battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.
1Sa 31:4 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through therewith, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armor bearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell on it.
1Sa 31:5 When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell on his sword, and died with him.
1Sa 31:6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armor bearer, and all his men, that same day together.
1Sa 31:7 When the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley, and those who were beyond the Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and lived in them.
1Sa 31:8 It happened on the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.
1Sa 31:9 They cut off his head, and stripped off his armor, and sent into the land of the Philistines all around, to carry the news to the house of their idols, and to the people.
1Sa 31:10 They put his armor in the house of the Ashtaroth; and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth Shan.
1Sa 31:11 When the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,
1Sa 31:12 all the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth Shan; and they came to Jabesh, and burnt them there.
1Sa 31:13 They took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days. 
n his sword, and died with him.
1Sa 31:6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armor bearer, and all his men, that same day together.
1Sa 31:7 When the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley, and those who were beyond the Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and lived in them.
1Sa 31:8 It happened on the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.
1Sa 31:9 They cut off his head, and stripped off his armor, and sent into the land of the Philistines all around, to carry the news to the house of their idols, and to the people.
1Sa 31:10 They put his armor in the house of the Ashtaroth; and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth Shan.
1Sa 31:11 When the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,
1Sa 31:12 all the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth Shan; and they came to Jabesh, and burnt them there.
1Sa 31:13 They took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days. 



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1 Samuel




1 Samuel 31 1
Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain on Mount Gilboa.
And the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain on mount Gilboa.
And the Philistines are fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel flee from the face of the Philistines, and fall wounded in mount Gilboa,
1 Samuel 31 2
The Philistines followed hard on Saul and on his sons; and the Philistines killed Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.
And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines smote Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul`s sons.
and the Philistines follow Saul and his sons, and the Philistines smite Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, sons of Saul.
1 Samuel 31 3
The battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers came up with him; and he was much terrified by the archers.
And the battle is hard against Saul, and the archers find him -- men with bow -- and he is pained greatly by the archers;
1 Samuel 31 4
Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through therewith, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armor bearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell on it.
Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armour-bearer would not; for he was much afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it.
and Saul saith to the bearer of his weapons, `Draw thy sword, and pierce me with it, lest they come -- these uncircumcised -- and have pierced me, and rolled themselves on me;` and the bearer of his weapons hath not been willing, for he is greatly afraid, and Saul taketh the sword, and falleth upon it.
1 Samuel 31 5
When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell on his sword, and died with him.
And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on his sword, and died with him.
And the bearer of his weapons seeth that Saul [is] dead, and he falleth -- he also -- on his sword, and dieth with him;
1 Samuel 31 6
So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armor bearer, and all his men, that same day together.
So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armour-bearer, and all his men, that same day together.
and Saul dieth, and three of his sons, and the bearer of his weapons, also all his men, on that day together.
1 Samuel 31 7
When the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley, and those who were beyond the Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and lived in them.
And when the men of Israel that were on this side of the valley, and [they] that were on this side of the Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
And they see -- the men of Israel, who [are] beyond the valley, and who [are] beyond the Jordan -- that the men of Israel have fled, and that Saul and his sons have died, and they forsake the cities and flee, and Philistines come in, and dwell in them. 
1 Samuel 31 8
It happened on the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.
And it came to pass the next day, that the Philistines came to strip the slain, and they found Saul and his three sons fallen on mount Gilboa.
And it cometh to pass on the morrow, that the Philistines come to strip the wounded, and they find Saul and his three sons fallen on mount Gilboa,
1 Samuel 31 9
They cut off his head, and stripped off his armor, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry the news to the house of their idols, and to the people.
And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent [them] into the land of the Philistines round about, to announce the glad tidings in the houses of their idols, and to the people.
and they cut off his head, and strip off his weapons, and send into the land of the Philistines round about, to proclaim tidings [in] the house of their idols, and [among] the people;
1 Samuel 31 10
They put his armor in the house of the Ashtaroth; and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth- shan.
And they put his armour in the house of Ashtaroth; and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan.
and they place his weapons [in] the house of Ashtaroth, and his body they have fixed on the wall of Beth-Shan.
1 Samuel 31 11
When the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,
And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead heard of what the Philistines had done to Saul, 
And they hear regarding it -- the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead -- that which the Philistines have done to Saul,
1 Samuel 31 12
all the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan; and they came to Jabesh, and burnt them there.
all the valiant men arose and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and came to Jabesh, and burned them there.
and all the men of valour arise, and go all the night, and take the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, from the wall of Beth-Shan, and come in to Jabesh, and burn them there,
1 Samuel 31 13
They took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk-tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
And they took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
and they take their bones, and bury [them] under the tamarisk in Jabesh, and fast seven days.


Study Questions...


How many of Saul's sons did the Philistines kill? 31:2

Who took the body of Saul from the Philistines? 31:11-13



Jun. 19, 20
John 18

Joh 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples over the brook Kidron, where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered.
Joh 18:2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples.
Joh 18:3 Judas then, having taken a detachment of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
Joh 18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were happening to him, went forth, and said to them, "Who are you looking for?"
Joh 18:5 They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I am he." Judas also, who betrayed him, was standing with them.
Joh 18:6 When therefore he said to them, "I am he," they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Joh 18:7 Again therefore he asked them, "Who are you looking for?" They said, "Jesus of Nazareth."
Joh 18:8 Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way,"
Joh 18:9 that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke, "Of those whom you have given me, I have lost none."
Joh 18:10 Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it, and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
Joh 18:11 Jesus therefore said to Peter, "Put the sword into its sheath. The cup which the Father has given me, shall I not surely drink it?"
Joh 18:12 So the detachment, the commanding officer, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound him,
Joh 18:13 and led him to Annas first, for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.
Joh 18:14 Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should perish for the people.
Joh 18:15 Simon Peter followed Jesus, as did another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the high priest;
Joh 18:16 but Peter was standing at the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought in Peter.
Joh 18:17 Then the maid who kept the door said to Peter, "Are you also one of this man's disciples?" He said, "I am not."
Joh 18:18 Now the servants and the officers were standing there, having made a fire of coals, for it was cold. They were warming themselves. Peter was with them, standing and warming himself.
Joh 18:19 The high priest therefore asked Jesus about his disciples, and about his teaching.
Joh 18:20 Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues, and in the temple, where the Jews always meet. I said nothing in secret.
Joh 18:21 Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them. Behold, these know the things which I said."
Joh 18:22 When he had said this, one of the officers standing by slapped Jesus with his hand, saying, "Do you answer the high priest like that?"
Joh 18:23 Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil; but if well, why do you beat me?"
Joh 18:24 Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas, the high priest.
Joh 18:25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore to him, "You aren't also one of his disciples, are you?" He denied it, and said, "I am not."
Joh 18:26 One of the servants of the high priest, being a relative of him whose ear Peter had cut off, said, "Didn't I see you in the garden with him?"
Joh 18:27 Peter therefore denied it again, and immediately the rooster crowed.
Joh 18:28 They led Jesus therefore from Caiaphas into the Praetorium. It was early, and they themselves didn't enter into the Praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.
Joh 18:29 Pilate therefore went out to them, and said, "What accusation do you bring against this man?"
Joh 18:30 They answered him, "If this man weren't an evildoer, we wouldn't have delivered him up to you."
Joh 18:31 Pilate therefore said to them, "Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law." Therefore the Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,"
Joh 18:32 that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what kind of death he should die.
Joh 18:33 Pilate therefore entered again into the Praetorium, called Jesus, and said to him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"
Joh 18:34 Jesus answered him, "Do you say this by yourself, or did others tell you about me?"
Joh 18:35 Pilate answered, "I'm not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered you to me. What have you done?"
Joh 18:36 Jesus answered, "My Kingdom is not of this world. If my Kingdom were of this world, then my servants would fight, that I wouldn't be delivered to the Jews. But now my Kingdom is not from here."
Joh 18:37 Pilate therefore said to him, "Are you a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this reason I have been born, and for this reason I have come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice."
Joh 18:38 Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" When he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no basis for a charge against him.
Joh 18:39 But you have a custom, that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Therefore do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"
Joh 18:40 Then they all shouted again, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber. 




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John


John 18 1
When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Kidron, where was a garden, into which he entered, himself and his disciples.
Jesus, having said these things, went out with his disciples beyond the torrent Cedron, where was a garden, into which he entered, he and his disciples.
These things having said, Jesus went forth with his disciples beyond the brook of Kedron, where was a garden, into which he entered, himself and his disciples, 
John 18 2
Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often resorted there with his disciples.
And Judas also, who delivered him up, knew the place, because Jesus was often there, in company with his disciples.
and Judas also, who delivered him up, had known the place, because many times did Jesus assemble there with his disciples.
John 18 3
Judas then, having taken a detachment of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
Judas therefore, having got the band, and officers of the chief priests and Pharisees, comes there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
Judas, therefore, having taken the band and officers out of the chief priests and Pharisees, doth come thither with torches and lamps, and weapons;
John 18 4
Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming on him, went forth, and said to them, "Who are you looking for?"
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that were coming upon him, went forth and said to them, Whom seek ye?
Jesus, therefore, knowing all things that are coming upon him, having gone forth, said to them, `Whom do ye seek?`
John 18 5
They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I AM." Judas also, who betrayed him, was standing with them.
They answered him, Jesus the Nazaraean. Jesus says to them, I am [he]. And Judas also, who delivered him up, stood with them.
they answered him, `Jesus the Nazarene;` Jesus saith to them, `I am [he];` -- and Judas who delivered him up was standing with them; --
John 18 6
When therefore he said to them, "I AM," they went backward, and fell to the ground.
When therefore he said to them, I am [he], they went away backward and fell to the ground.
when, therefore, he said to them -- `I am [he],` they went away backward, and fell to the ground.
John 18 7
Again therefore he asked them, "Who are you looking for?" They said, "Jesus of Nazareth."
He demanded of them therefore again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus the Nazaraean. 
Again, therefore, he questioned them, `Whom do ye seek?` and they said, `Jesus the Nazarene;`
John 18 8
Jesus answered, "I told you that I AM. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way,"
Jesus answered, I told you that I am [he]: if therefore ye seek me, let these go away;
Jesus answered, `I said to you that I am [he]; if, then, me ye seek, suffer these to go away;`
John 18 9
that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke, "Of those whom you have given me, I have lost none."
that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke, [As to] those whom thou hast given me, I have not lost one of them.
that the word might be fulfilled that he said -- `Those whom Thou hast given to me, I did not lose of them even one.`
John 18 10
Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it, and struck the high priest`s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant`s name was Malchus.
Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it, and smote the bondman of the high priest and cut off his right ear; and the bondman`s name was Malchus.
Simon Peter, therefore, having a sword, drew it, and struck the chief priest`s servant, and cut off his right ear -- and the name of the servant was Malchus --
John 18 11
Jesus therefore said to Peter, "Put up the sword into its sheath. The cup which the Father has given me, shall I not drink it?"
Jesus therefore said to Peter, Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given me, shall I not drink it?
Jesus, therefore, said to Peter, `Put the sword into the sheath; the cup that the Father hath given to me, may I not drink it?`
John 18 12
So the detachment, the commanding officer, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound him,
The band therefore, and the chiliarch, and the officers of the Jews, took Jesus and bound him:
The band, therefore, and the captain, and the officers of the Jews, took hold on Jesus, and bound him,
John 18 13
and led him to Annas first, for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.
and they led him away to Annas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.
and they led him away to Annas first, for he was father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was chief priest of that year,
John 18 14
Now it was Caiaphas who gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
But it was Caiaphas who counselled the Jews that it was better that one man should perish for the people.
and Caiaphas was he who gave counsel to the Jews, that it is good for one man to perish for the people.
John 18 15
Simon Peter followed Jesus, as did another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the high priest;
Now Simon Peter followed Jesus, and the other disciple. But that disciple was known to the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest;
And following Jesus was Simon Peter, and the other disciple, and that disciple was known to the chief priest, and he entered with Jesus to the hall of the chief priest, 
John 18 16
but Peter was standing at the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought in Peter.
but Peter stood at the door without. The other disciple therefore, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the porteress and brought in Peter.
and Peter was standing at the door without, therefore went forth the other disciple who was known to the chief priest, and he spake to the female keeping the door, and he brought in Peter.
John 18 17
Then the maid who kept the door said to Peter, "Are you also one of this man`s disciples?" He said, "I am not."
The maid therefore, who was porteress, says to Peter, Art thou also of the disciples of this man? He says, I am not.
Then said the maid keeping the door to Peter, `Art thou also of the disciples of this man?` he saith, `I am not;`
John 18 18
Now the servants and the officers were standing there, having made a fire of coals, for it was cold. They were warming themselves. Peter was with them, standing and warming himself.
But the bondmen and officers, having made a fire of coals (for it was cold), stood and warmed themselves; and Peter was standing with them and warming himself.
and the servants and the officers were standing, having made a fire of coals, because it was cold, and they were warming themselves, and Peter was standing with them, and warming himself.
John 18 19
The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his teaching.
The high priest therefore demanded of Jesus concerning his disciples and concerning his doctrine.
The chief priests, therefore, questioned Jesus concerning his disciples, and concerning his teaching;
John 18 20
Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues, and in the temple, where the Jews always meet. I said nothing in secret.
Jesus answered him, I spoke openly to the world; I taught always in [the] synagogue and in the temple, where all the Jews come together, and in secret I have spoken nothing.
Jesus answered him, `I spake freely to the world, I did always teach in a synagogue, and in the temple, where the Jews do always come together; and in secret I spake nothing;
John 18 21
Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them. Behold, these know the things which I said."
Why demandest thou of me? Demand of those who have heard, what I have spoken to them; behold, they know what I have said.
why me dost thou question? question those having heard what I spake to them; lo, these have known what I said.`
John 18 22
When he had said this, one of the officers standing by slapped Jesus with his hand, saying, "Do you answer the high priest like that?"
But as he said these things, one of the officers who stood by gave a blow on the face to Jesus, saying, Answerest thou the high priest thus?
And he having said these things, one of the officers standing by did give Jesus a slap, saying, `Thus dost thou answer the chief priest?`
John 18 23
Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil; but if well, why do you beat me?"
Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why smitest thou me?
Jesus answered him, `If I spake ill, testify concerning the ill; and if well, why me dost thou smite?`
John 18 24
Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas, the high priest.
Annas [then] had sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
Annas then sent him bound to Caiaphas the chief priest.
John 18 25
Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore to him, "Are you also one of his disciples?" He denied it, and said, "I am not."
But Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore to him, Art thou also of his disciples? He denied, and said, I am not.
And Simon Peter was standing and warming himself, they said then to him, `Art thou also of his disciples?` he denied, and said, `I am not.`
John 18 26
One of the servants of the high priest, being a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Didn`t I see you in the garden with him?"
One of the bondmen of the high priest, who was kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, says, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?
One of the servants of the chief priest, being kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, saith, `Did not I see thee in the garden with him?`
John 18 27
Peter therefore denied again, and immediately the rooster crowed.
Peter denied therefore again, and immediately [the] cock crew.
again, therefore, Peter denied, and immediately a cock crew.
John 18 28
They led Jesus therefore from Caiaphas into the Praetorium. It was early, and they themselves didn`t enter into the Praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.
They lead therefore Jesus from Caiaphas to the praetorium; and it was early morn. And *they* entered not into the praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but eat the passover.
They led, therefore, Jesus from Caiaphas to the praetorium, and it was early, and they themselves did not enter into the praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but that they might eat the passover;
John 18 29
Pilate therefore went out to them, and said, "What accusation do you bring against this man?"
Pilate therefore went out to them and said, What accusation do ye bring against this man?
Pilate, therefore, went forth unto them, and said, `What accusation do ye bring
against this man?`
John 18 30
They answered him, "If this man weren`t an evildoer, we wouldn`t have delivered him up to you."
They answered and said to him, If this [man] were not an evildoer, we should not have delivered him up to thee.
they answered and said to him, `If he were not an evil doer, we had not delivered him to thee.`
John 18 31
Pilate therefore said to them, "Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law." Therefore the Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,"
Pilate therefore said to them, Take him, ye, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said to him, It is not permitted to us to put any one to death;
Pilate, therefore, said to them, `Take ye him -- ye -- and according to your law judge him;` the Jews, therefore, said to him, `It is not lawful to us to put any one to death;`
John 18 32
that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what kind of death he should die.
that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which he spoke, signifying what death he should die.
that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which he said, signifying by what death he was about to die.
John 18 33
Pilate therefore entered again into the Praetorium, called Jesus, and said to him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"
Pilate therefore entered again into the praetorium and called Jesus, and said to him, Thou art the king of the Jews?
Pilate, therefore, entered into the praetorium again, and called Jesus, and said to him, `Thou art the King of the Jews?`
John 18 34
Jesus answered him, "Do you say this of yourself, or did others tell it to you concerning me?"
Jesus answered [him], Dost thou say this of thyself, or have others said it to thee concerning me?
Jesus answered him, `From thyself dost thou say this? or did others say it to thee about me?`
John 18 35
Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered you to me. What have you done?"
Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thy nation and the chief priests have delivered thee up to me: what hast thou done?
Pilate answered, `Am I a Jew? thy nation, and the chief priests did deliver thee up to me; what didst thou?`
John 18 36
Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then my servants would fight, that I wouldn`t be delivered to the Jews. But now my kingdom is not from here."
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my servants had fought that I might not be delivered up to the Jews; but now my kingdom is not from hence.
Jesus answered, `My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my officers had struggled that I might not be delivered up to Jews; but now my kingdom is not from hence.`
John 18 37
Pilate therefore said to him, "Are you a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. To this end have I been born, and to this end I have come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice."
Pilate therefore said to him, Thou art then a king? Jesus answered, Thou sayest [it], that I am a king. I have been born for this, and for this I have come into the world, that I might bear witness to the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice.
Pilate, therefore, said to him, `Art thou then a king?` Jesus answered, `Thou dost say [it]; because a king I am, I for this have been born, and for this I have come to the world, that I may testify to the truth; every one who is of the truth, doth hear my voice.`
John 18 38
Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" When he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no basis for a charge against him.
Pilate says to him, What is truth? And having said this he went out again to the Jews, and says to them, I find no fault whatever in him.
Pilate saith to him, `What is truth?` and this having said, again he went forth unto the Jews, and saith to them, `I do find no fault in him;
John 18 39
But you have a custom, that I should release to you one at the Passover. Therefore do you desire that I release to you the King of the Jews?"
But ye have a custom that I release [some] one to you at the passover; will ye therefore that I release unto you the king of the Jews?
and ye have a custom that I shall release to you one in the passover; will ye, therefore, [that] I shall release to you the king of the Jews?`
John 18 40
Then they all cried out again, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.
They cried therefore again all, saying, Not this [man], but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.
therefore they all cried out again, saying, `Not this one -- but Barabbas;` and Barabbas was a robber.


Study Questions...


Jesus was led away to ________? 18:13

What two disciples followed Jesus as he went to Caiphas? 18:15

The kingdom of Jesus was in Galilee, true or false? 18:36