7/18/13

From Gary... Cats, dogs, and Gecko's - Oh, my!!!


We have had Pal for a week now and one of the things I have noticed about him is that he is curious- just like the cat in the picture.  Today, when I took him out onto the Lanai for the first time, he spent about 20 minutes just looking at everything and identifying its smell. Curiosity is a good thing, but be careful!!!  That certain something may look beautiful, but remember, Roses have thorns.  Curiosity was on my mind today, spiked by the picture above and also the one below (which I noticed first).  See if you can tell what I was thinking about...


I was thinking about Satan.  How this once favored Angel used gossip and trickery to cause 1/3 of heaven to revolt against Almighty God.  And his efforts weren't just in heaven- remember Adam and Eve?  How about the situations below...

Matthew, Chapter 4
1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  2 When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward.  3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” 

  4  But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” 

  5  Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple,  6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He will put his angels in charge of you.’ and, 
‘On their hands they will bear you up,
so that you don’t dash your foot against a stone.’”

  7  Jesus said to him, “Again, it is written, ‘You shall not test the Lord, your God.’”  

  8  Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory.  9 He said to him, “I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me.” 

  10  Then Jesus said to him, “Get behind me, *n1 Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.’”  

  11  Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and served him.


AND

2 Corinthians, Chapter 11
1 I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you do bear with me.  2 For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy. For I married you to one husband, that I might present you as a pure virgin to Christ.  3 But I am afraid that somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve in his craftiness, so your minds might be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.  4 For if he who comes preaches another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or if you receive a different spirit, which you did not receive, or a different “good news”, which you did not accept, you put up with that well enough.  5 For I reckon that I am not at all behind the very best apostles.  6 But though I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not unskilled in knowledge. No, in every way we have been revealed to you in all things.  7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached to you God’s Good News free of charge?  8 I robbed other assemblies, taking wages from them that I might serve you.  9 When I was present with you and was in need, I wasn’t a burden on anyone, for the brothers, when they came from Macedonia, supplied the measure of my need. In everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and I will continue to do so.  10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no one will stop me from this boasting in the regions of Achaia.  11 Why? Because I don’t love you? God knows.  12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them that desire an occasion, that in which they boast, they may be found even as we.  13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as Christ’s apostles.  14 And no wonder, for even Satan masquerades as an angel of light.  15 It is no great thing therefore if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works. 

Jesus dealt with Satan directly and Paul with his servants.  No, the devil didn't make you do that sinful act you are not proud of, he just nudged you in the right direction.  Now, the picture of the Gecko does look evil and although we like to think we can recognize evil at first glance, we probably can not. That person you know who is good looking, stylish, erudite  and very, very flattering, may be one of Satan's best emissaries.  Know your enemy- do not look on outward appearance, but at the spirit of the heart and you will always be able to spot Satan and his cohorts. Take a few minutes and re-read the Matthew passage and remember it- you will need to because Satan is not our equal- he is an angelic being, with powers beyond our own.  Do not lose that wonderful trait of youth (and animals) called curiosity; It will keep your thinking young.  Instead, gain a healthy respect for our adversary the Devil.  If you don't, well-- Curiosity killed the cat!!!

From Gary.... Bible Reading and Study, July 18


 Bible Reading and Study, July 18


July 18
1 Chronicles 16-18

1Ch 16:1 They brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.
1Ch 16:2 When David had made an end of offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Yahweh.
1Ch 16:3 He dealt to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a portion of flesh, and a cake of raisins.
1Ch 16:4 He appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of Yahweh, and to celebrate and to thank and praise Yahweh, the God of Israel:
1Ch 16:5 Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, with stringed instruments and with harps; and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud;
1Ch 16:6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually, before the ark of the covenant of God.
1Ch 16:7 Then on that day David first ordained to give thanks to Yahweh, by the hand of Asaph and his brothers.
1Ch 16:8 Oh give thanks to Yahweh. Call on his name. Make his doings known among the peoples.
1Ch 16:9 Sing to him. Sing praises to him. Tell of all his marvelous works.
1Ch 16:10 Glory in his holy name. Let the heart of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.
1Ch 16:11 Seek Yahweh and his strength. Seek his face forever more.
1Ch 16:12 Remember his marvelous works that he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth,
1Ch 16:13 you seed of Israel his servant, you children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
1Ch 16:14 He is Yahweh our God. His judgments are in all the earth.
1Ch 16:15 Remember his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations,
1Ch 16:16 the covenant which he made with Abraham, his oath to Isaac.
1Ch 16:17 He confirmed the same to Jacob for a statute, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
1Ch 16:18 saying, I will give you the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance,
1Ch 16:19 when you were but a few men in number, yes, very few, and foreigners were in it.
1Ch 16:20 They went about from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people.
1Ch 16:21 He allowed no man to do them wrong. Yes, he reproved kings for their sakes,
1Ch 16:22 saying, Don't touch my anointed ones! Do my prophets no harm.
1Ch 16:23 Sing to Yahweh, all the earth! Display his salvation from day to day.
1Ch 16:24 Declare his glory among the nations, and his marvelous works among all the peoples.
1Ch 16:25 For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised. He also is to be feared above all gods.
1Ch 16:26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but Yahweh made the heavens.
1Ch 16:27 Honor and majesty are before him. Strength and gladness are in his place.
1Ch 16:28 Ascribe to Yahweh, you relatives of the peoples, ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength!
1Ch 16:29 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name. Bring an offering, and come before him. Worship Yahweh in holy array.
1Ch 16:30 Tremble before him, all the earth. The world also is established that it can't be moved.
1Ch 16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice! Let them say among the nations, Yahweh reigns.
1Ch 16:32 Let the sea roar, and its fullness! Let the field exult, and all that is therein!
1Ch 16:33 Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before Yahweh, for he comes to judge the earth.
1Ch 16:34 Oh give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever.
1Ch 16:35 Say, Save us, God of our salvation! Gather us together and deliver us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, to triumph in your praise.
1Ch 16:36 Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, from everlasting even to everlasting. All the people said, Amen, and praised Yahweh.
1Ch 16:37 So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, Asaph and his brothers, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required;
1Ch 16:38 and Obed-Edom with their brothers, sixty-eight; Obed-Edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be doorkeepers;
1Ch 16:39 and Zadok the priest, and his brothers the priests, before the tabernacle of Yahweh in the high place that was at Gibeon,
1Ch 16:40 to offer burnt offerings to Yahweh on the altar of burnt offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of Yahweh, which he commanded to Israel;
1Ch 16:41 and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were mentioned by name, to give thanks to Yahweh, because his loving kindness endures forever;
1Ch 16:42 and with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should sound aloud, and withinstruments for the songs of God; and the sons of Jeduthun to be at the gate.
1Ch 16:43 All the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.

1Ch 17:1 It happened, when David lived in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Behold, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of Yahweh dwells under curtains.
1Ch 17:2 Nathan said to David, Do all that is in your heart; for God is with you.
1Ch 17:3 It happened the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,
1Ch 17:4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus says Yahweh, You shall not build me a house to dwell in:
1Ch 17:5 for I have not lived in a house since the day that I brought up Israel, to this day, but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tent to another.
1Ch 17:6 In all places in which I have walked with all Israel, spoke I a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to be shepherd of my people, saying, Why have you not built me a house of cedar?
1Ch 17:7 Now therefore thus you shall tell my servant David, Thus says Yahweh of Armies, I took you from the sheep pen, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel:
1Ch 17:8 and I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make you a name, like the name of the great ones who are in the earth.
1Ch 17:9 I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place, and be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the first,
1Ch 17:10 and as from the day that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel; and I will subdue all your enemies. Moreover I tell you that Yahweh will build you a house.
1Ch 17:11 It shall happen, when your days are fulfilled that you must go to be with your fathers, that I will set up your seed after you, who shall be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
1Ch 17:12 He shall build me a house, and I will establish his throne forever.
1Ch 17:13 I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my loving kindness away from him, as I took it from him that was before you;
1Ch 17:14 but I will settle him in my house and in my kingdom forever; and his throne shall be established forever.
1Ch 17:15 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak to David.
1Ch 17:16 Then David the king went in, and sat before Yahweh; and he said, Who am I, Yahweh God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?
1Ch 17:17 This was a small thing in your eyes, God; but you have spoken of your servant's house for a great while to come, and have regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, Yahweh God.
1Ch 17:18 What can David say yet more to you concerning the honor which is done to your servant? for you know your servant.
1Ch 17:19 Yahweh, for your servant's sake, and according to your own heart, have you worked all this greatness, to make known all these great things.
1Ch 17:20 Yahweh, there is none like you, neither is there any God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
1Ch 17:21 What one nation in the earth is like your people Israel, whom God went to redeem to himself for a people, to make you a name by great and awesome things, in driving out nations from before your people, whom you redeem out of Egypt?
1Ch 17:22 For your people Israel you made your own people forever; and you, Yahweh, became their God.
1Ch 17:23 Now, Yahweh, let the word that you have spoken concerning your servant, and concerning his house, be established forever, and do as you have spoken.
1Ch 17:24 Let your name be established and magnified forever, saying, Yahweh of Armies is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and the house of David your servant is established before you.
1Ch 17:25 For you, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build him a house: therefore has your servant found in his heart to pray before you.
1Ch 17:26 Now, Yahweh, you are God, and have promised this good thing to your servant:
1Ch 17:27 and now it has pleased you to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever before you: for you, Yahweh, have blessed, and it is blessed forever.
1Ch 18:1 After this it happened, that David struck the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and its towns out of the hand of the Philistines.
1Ch 18:2 He struck Moab; and the Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute.
1Ch 18:3 David struck Hadadezer king of Zobah to Hamath, as he went to establish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
1Ch 18:4 David took from him one thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen; and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for one hundred chariots.
1Ch 18:5 When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck of the Syrians twenty-two thousand men.
1Ch 18:6 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought tribute. Yahweh gave victory to David wherever he went.
1Ch 18:7 David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
1Ch 18:8 From Tibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadadezer, David took very much brass, with which Solomon made the bronze sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.
1Ch 18:9 When Tou king of Hamath heard that David had struck all the army of Hadadezer king of Zobah,
1Ch 18:10 he sent Hadoram his son to king David, to Greet him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and struck him; (for Hadadezer had wars with Tou;) and he had with him all manner of vessels of gold and silver and brass.
1Ch 18:11 These also did king David dedicate to Yahweh, with the silver and the gold that he carried away from all the nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.
1Ch 18:12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah struck of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt eighteen thousand.
1Ch 18:13 He put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became servants to David. Yahweh gave victory to David wherever he went.
1Ch 18:14 David reigned over all Israel; and he executed justice and righteousness to all his people.
1Ch 18:15 Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
1Ch 18:16 and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
1Ch 18:17 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king.

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1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles 16 1
They brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it:
and they offered burnt offerings and peace-offerings before God.
And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had
spread for it; and they presented burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God.
And they bring in the ark of God, and set it up in the midst of the tent that David
hath stretched out for it, and they bring near burnt-offerings and peace-offerings
before God;
1 Chronicles 16 2
When David had made an end of offering the burnt offering and the peace-offerings, he blessed
the people in the name of Yahweh.
And when David had ended offering up the burnt-offerings and the peace-offerings, he
blessed the people in the name of Jehovah.
and David ceaseth from offering the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings, and
blesseth the people in the name of Jehovah,
1 Chronicles 16 3
He dealt to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a portion [of
flesh], and a cake of raisins.
And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread and a
measure [of wine] and a raisin-cake.
and giveth a portion to every man of Israel, both man and woman: to each a cake of
bread, and a measure of wine, and a grape-cake.
1 Chronicles 16 4
He appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of Yahweh, and to celebrate and
to thank and praise Yahweh, the God of Israel:
And he appointed certain of the Levites to do the service before the ark of Jehovah, and to
celebrate, and to thank and praise Jehovah the God of Israel:
And he putteth before the ark of Jehovah, of the Levites, ministers, even to make
mention of, and to thank, and to give praise to Jehovah, God of Israel,
1 Chronicles 16 5
Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and
Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with psalteries and with harps;
and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud;
Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and
Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, with instruments of lutes
and with harps; and Asaph sounding with cymbals;
Asaph the head, and his second Zechariah; Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and
Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, with instruments
of psalteries, and with harps; and Asaph with cymbals is sounding;
1 Chronicles 16 6
and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually, before the ark of the covenant
of God.
and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually, before the ark of the
covenant of God.
and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests [are] with trumpets continually before the
ark of the covenant of God.
1 Chronicles 16 7
Then on that day David first ordained to give thanks to Yahweh, by the hand of Asaph and his
brothers.
Then on that day David delivered first [this psalm] to give thanks to Jehovah through
Asaph and his brethren.
On that day then hath David given at the beginning to give thanks to Jehovah by
the hand of Asaph and his brethren: --
1 Chronicles 16 8
Oh give thanks to Yahweh, call on his name; Make known his doings among the peoples.
Give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known his acts among the peoples.
Give thanks to Jehovah, call in His name, Make known among the peoples His
doings.
1 Chronicles 16 9
Sing to him, sing praises to him; Talk you of all his marvelous works.
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him; Meditate upon all his wondrous works.
Sing ye to Him, sing psalms to Him, Meditate on all His wonders.
1 Chronicles 16 10
Glory you in his holy name; Let the heart of them rejoice who seek Yahweh.
Glory in his holy name: Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah.
Boast yourselves in His holy name, Rejoice doth the heart of those seeking Jehovah.
1 Chronicles 16 11
Seek you Yahweh and his strength; Seek his face forever more.
Seek Jehovah and his strength, Seek his face continually;
Seek ye Jehovah and His strength, Seek His face continually.
1 Chronicles 16 12
Remember his marvelous works that he has done, His wonders, and the judgments of his mouth,
Remember his wondrous works which he hath done; His miracles, and the judgments of
his mouth:
Remember His wonders that He did, His signs, and the judgments of His mouth,
1 Chronicles 16 13
You seed of Israel his servant, You children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
Ye seed of Israel his servant, Ye sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.
O seed of Israel, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!
1 Chronicles 16 14
He is Yahweh our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
He, Jehovah, is our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
He [is] Jehovah our God, In all the earth [are] His judgments.
1 Chronicles 16 15
Remember his covenant forever, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations,
Be ye ever mindful of his covenant, The word which he commanded to a thousand
generations, --
Remember ye to the age His covenant, The word He commanded -- To a thousand
generations,
1 Chronicles 16 16
[The covenant] which he made with Abraham, His oath to Isaac,
Which he made with Abraham, And of his oath unto Isaac;
Which He hath made with Abraham, And His oath -- to Isaac,
1 Chronicles 16 17
Confirmed the same to Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant,
And he confirmed it unto Jacob for a statute, Unto Israel for an everlasting covenant,
And He establisheth it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel -- a covenant age-during.
1 Chronicles 16 18
Saying, To you will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance;
Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance;
Saying: To thee I give the land of Canaan, The portion of your inheritance,
1 Chronicles 16 19
When you were but a few men in number, Yes, very few, and sojourners in it;
When ye were a few men in number, Of small account, and strangers in it.
When ye are few of number, As a little thing, and sojourners in it.
1 Chronicles 16 20
They went about from nation to nation, From one kingdom to another people.
And they went from nation to nation, And from one kingdom to another people.
And they go up and down, From nation unto nation, And from a kingdom unto
another people.
1 Chronicles 16 21
He allowed no man to do them wrong; Yes, he reproved kings for their sakes,
He suffered no man to oppress them, And reproved kings for their sakes,
He hath not suffered any to oppress them, And reproveth on their account kings:
1 Chronicles 16 22
[Saying], Don`t touch my anointed ones, Do my prophets no harm.
[Saying,] Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm.
Come not against Mine anointed ones, And against My prophets do not evil.
1 Chronicles 16 23
Sing to Yahweh, all the earth; Show forth his salvation from day to day.
Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth; Publish his salvation from day to day.
Sing to Jehovah, all the earth, Proclaim from day unto day His salvation.
1 Chronicles 16 24
Declare his glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples.
Declare his glory among the nations, His wondrous works among all peoples.
Rehearse among nations His glory, Among all the peoples His wonders.
1 Chronicles 16 25
For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised: He also is to be feared above all gods.
For Jehovah is great, and exceedingly to be praised; And he is terrible above all gods.
For great [is] Jehovah, and praised greatly, And fearful He [is] above all gods.
1 Chronicles 16 26
For all the gods of the peoples are idols: But Yahweh made the heavens.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols; But Jehovah made the heavens.
For all gods of the peoples [are] nought, And Jehovah the heavens hath made.
1 Chronicles 16 27
Honor and majesty are before him: Strength and gladness are in his place.
Majesty and splendour are before him; Strength and gladness in his place.
Honour and majesty [are] before Him, Strength and joy [are] in His place.
1 Chronicles 16 28
Ascribe to Yahweh, you relatives of the peoples, Ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength;
Give unto Jehovah, ye families of peoples, Give unto Jehovah glory and strength!
Ascribe to Jehovah, ye families of peoples, Ascribe to Jehovah honour and strength.
1 Chronicles 16 29
Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name: Bring an offering, and come before him: Worship
Yahweh in holy array.
Give unto Jehovah the glory of his name! Bring an oblation, and come before him:
Worship Jehovah in holy splendour.
Ascribe to Jehovah the honour of His name, Lift up a present, and come before
Him. Bow yourselves to Jehovah, In the beauty of holiness.
1 Chronicles 16 30
Tremble before him, all the earth: The world also is established that it can`t be moved.
Tremble before him, all the earth: The world also is established, it shall not be moved.
Be pained before Him, all the earth:
1 Chronicles 16 31
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; Let them say among the nations, Yahweh
reigns.
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; And let them say among the nations,
Jehovah reigneth!
Also, established is the world, It is not moved! The heavens rejoice, and the earth
is glad, And they say among nations: Jehovah hath reigned.
1 Chronicles 16 32
Let the sea roar, and the fullness of it; Let the field exult, and all that is therein;
Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; Let the field exult, and all that is therein.
Roar doth the sea, and its fulness, Exult doth the field, and all that [is] in it,
1 Chronicles 16 33
Then shall the trees of the wood sing for joy before Yahweh; For he comes to judge the earth.
Then shall the trees of the forest sing out at the presence of Jehovah, For he cometh to
judge the earth.
Then sing do trees of the forest, From the presence of Jehovah, For He hath come to
judge the earth!
1 Chronicles 16 34
Oh give thanks to Yahweh; for he is good; For his lovingkindness endures forever.
Give thanks unto Jehovah, for he is good; For his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever.
Give thanks to Jehovah, for good, For to the age, [is] His kindness,
1 Chronicles 16 35
Say you, Save us, God of our salvation, Gather us together and deliver us from the nations, To give
thanks to your holy name, To triumph in your praise.
And say, Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us, and deliver us from the nations,
To give thanks unto thy holy name, To triumph in thy praise.
And say, Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us, and deliver us from the
nations, To give thanks to Thy holy name, To triumph in Thy praise.
1 Chronicles 16 36
Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. All the people said,
Amen, and praised Yahweh.
Blessed be Jehovah the God of Israel, from eternity and to eternity! And all the people
said, Amen! and praised Jehovah.
Blessed [is] Jehovah, God of Israel, From the age and unto the age;` And all the
people say, `Amen,` and have given praise to Jehovah.
1 Chronicles 16 37
So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, Asaph and his brothers, to minister
before the ark continually, as every day`s work required;
And he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, Asaph and his brethren, to do
the service before the ark continually, as every day`s duty required;
And he leaveth there before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, for Asaph and for
his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, according to the matter of a
day in its day,
1 Chronicles 16 38
and Obed-edom with their brothers, sixty-eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah
to be doorkeepers;
and Obed-Edom, and their brethren, sixty-eight; Obed-Edom also, the son of Jeduthun, and
Hosah as doorkeepers.
both Obed-Edom and their brethren, sixty and eight, and Obed-Edom son of
Jeduthun, and Hosah for gatekeepers,
1 Chronicles 16 39
and Zadok the priest, and his brothers the priests, before the tent of Yahweh in the high place
that was at Gibeon,
And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of Jehovah in
the high place that was at Gibeon,
and Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of
Jehovah, in a high place that [is] in Gibeon,
1 Chronicles 16 40
to offer burnt offerings to Yahweh on the altar of burnt offering continually morning and
evening, even according to all that is written in the law of Yahweh, which he commanded to
Israel;
to offer up burnt-offerings to Jehovah on the altar of burnt-offering continually, morning
and evening, and according to all that is written in the law of Jehovah, which he
commanded Israel;
to cause to ascend burnt-offerings to Jehovah, on the altar of burnt-offering
continually, morning and evening, and for all that is written in the law of
Jehovah, that He charged on Israel.
1 Chronicles 16 41
and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were mentioned by
name, to give thanks to Yahweh, because his lovingkindness endures forever;
and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed
by name, to give thanks to Jehovah, because his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
And with them [are] Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest of those chosen, who were
defined by name, to give thanks to Jehovah, for to the age [is] His kindness,
1 Chronicles 16 42
and with them Heman and Jeduthun [with] trumpets and cymbals for those that should sound
aloud, and [with] instruments for the songs of God; and the sons of Jeduthun to be at the gate.
and with them, [with] Heman and Jeduthun, trumpets and cymbals for those that should
sound aloud; and the musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were at the
gate.
and with them -- Heman and Jeduthun -- [are] trumpets and cymbals for those
sounding, and instruments of the song of God, and the sons of Jeduthun [are] at the
gate.
1 Chronicles 16 43
All the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.
And all the people departed every one to his house; and David returned to bless his
household.
And all the people go, each to his house, and David turneth round to bless his
house.
1 Chronicles 17 1
It happened, when David lived in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Behold, I
dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of Yahweh [dwells] under curtains.
And it came to pass as David dwelt in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet,
Behold, I dwell in a house of cedars, and the ark of the covenant of Jehovah under
curtains.
And it cometh to pass as David sat in his house, that David saith unto Nathan the
prophet, `Lo, I am dwelling in a house of cedars, and the ark of the covenant of
Jehovah [is] under curtains;`
1 Chronicles 17 2
Nathan said to David, Do all that is in your heart; for God is with you.
And Nathan said to David, Do all that is in thy heart; for God is with thee.
and Nathan saith unto David, `All that [is] in thy heart do, for God [is] with thee.`
1 Chronicles 17 3
It happened the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,
And it came to pass that night that the word of God came to Nathan saying,
And it cometh to pass on that night that a word of God is unto Nathan, saying,
1 Chronicles 17 4
Go and tell David my servant, Thus says Yahweh, You shall not build me a house to dwell in:
Go and say to David my servant, Thus saith Jehovah: Thou shalt not build me a house to
dwell in;
`Go, and thou hast said unto David My servant, Thus said Jehovah, Thou dost not
build for Me the house to dwell in:
1 Chronicles 17 5
for I have not lived in a house since the day that I brought up Israel, to this day, but have gone
from tent to tent, and from [one] tent [to another].
for I have not dwelt in a house since the day that I brought up Israel to this day; but I
have been from tent to tent, and from [one] tabernacle [to another].
for I have not dwelt in a house from the day that I brought up Israel till this day,
and I am from tent unto tent: and from the tabernacle,
1 Chronicles 17 6
In all places in which I have walked with all Israel, spoke I a word with any of the judges of
Israel, whom I commanded to be shepherd of my people, saying, Why have you not built me a
house of cedar?
In all my going about with all Israel, did I speak a word to any of the judges of Israel,
whom I commanded to feed my people, saying, Why build ye me not a house of cedars?
whithersoever I have walked up and down among all Israel, a word spake I, with
one of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed My people, saying, Why have
ye not built for Me a house of cedars?
1 Chronicles 17 7
Now therefore thus shall you tell my servant David, Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, I took you from
the sheep pen, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel:
And now, thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: I took
thee from the pasture-grounds, from following the sheep, to be prince over my people
Israel;
`And now, thus dost thou say to My servant, to David, Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, I
have taken thee from the habitation, from after the sheep, to be leader over My
people Israel,
1 Chronicles 17 8
and I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before
you; and I will make you a name, like the name of the great ones who are in the earth.
and I have been with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies
from before thee, and have made thee a name, like unto the name of the great men that
are on the earth.
and I am with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and I cut off all thine enemies
from thy presence, and have made for thee a name like the name of the great ones
who [are] in the earth.
1 Chronicles 17 9
I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own
place, and be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as
at the first,
And I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell
in a place of their own, and be disturbed no more; neither shall the sons of wickedness
waste them any more, as formerly,
`And I have prepared a place for My people Israel, and planted it, and it hath
dwelt in its place, and is not troubled any more, and the sons of perverseness add
not to wear it out as at first,
1 Chronicles 17 10
and [as] from the day that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel; and I will subdue all
your enemies. Moreover I tell you that Yahweh will build you a house.
and since the days that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. And I will
subdue all thine enemies; and I tell thee that Jehovah will build thee a house.
yea, even from the days that I appointed judges over My people Israel. `And I have
humbled all thine enemies, and I declare to thee that a house doth Jehovah build
for thee,
1 Chronicles 17 11
It shall happen, when your days are fulfilled that you must go to be with your fathers, that I will
set up your seed after you, who shall be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
And it shall come to pass, when thy days are fulfilled that thou must go [to be] with thy
fathers, that I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will
establish his kingdom.
and it hath come to pass, when thy days have been fulfilled to go with thy fathers,
that I have raised up thy seed after thee, who is of thy sons, and I have established
his kingdom,
1 Chronicles 17 12
He shall build me a house, and I will establish his throne forever.
It is he who shall build me a house, and I will establish his throne for ever.
he doth build for Me a house, and I have established his throne unto the age;
1 Chronicles 17 13
I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my lovingkindness away from him,
as I took it from him that was before you;
I will be his father, and he shall be my son; and I will not take away my mercy from him,
as I took it from him that was before thee;
I am to him for a father, and he is to Me for a son, and My kindness I turn not aside
from him as I turned it aside from him who was before thee,
1 Chronicles 17 14
but I will settle him in my house and in my kingdom forever; and his throne shall be established
forever.
and I will settle him in my house and in my kingdom for ever; and his throne shall be
established for ever.
and I have established him in My house, and in My kingdom unto the age, and his
throne is established unto the age.`
1 Chronicles 17 15
According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak to David.
According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak to
David.
According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so spake Nathan
unto David.
1 Chronicles 17 16
Then David the king went in, and sat before Yahweh; and he said, Who am I, Yahweh God, and
what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?
And king David went in and sat before Jehovah, and said, Who am I, Jehovah Elohim, and
what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?
And David the king cometh in and sitteth before Jehovah, and saith, `Who [am] I, O
Jehovah God, and what my house, that Thou hast brought me hitherto?
1 Chronicles 17 17
This was a small thing in your eyes, God; but you have spoken of your servant`s house for a great
while to come, and have regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, Yahweh
God.
And this hath been a small thing in thy sight, O God; and thou hast spoken of thy
servant`s house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the rank of
a man of high degree, Jehovah Elohim.
And this is small in Thine eyes, O God, and Thou speakest concerning the house of
thy servant afar off, and hast seen me as a type of the man who is on high, O
Jehovah God!
1 Chronicles 17 18
What can David [say] yet more to you concerning the honor which is done to your servant? for
you know your servant.
What can David [say] more to thee for the glory of thy servant? thou indeed knowest thy
servant.
`What doth David add more unto Thee for the honour of Thy servant; and Thou Thy
servant hast known.
1 Chronicles 17 19
Yahweh, for your servant`s sake, and according to your own heart, have you worked all this
greatness, to make known all [these] great things.
Jehovah, for thy servant`s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this
greatness, to make known all these great things.
O Jehovah, for Thy servant`s sake, and according to Thine own heart Thou hast
done all this greatness, to make known all these great things.
1 Chronicles 17 20
Yahweh, there is none like you, neither is there any God besides you, according to all that we
have heard with our ears.
Jehovah, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all
that we have heard with our ears.
O Jehovah, there is none like Thee, and there is no god save Thee, according to all
that we have heard with our ears.
1 Chronicles 17 21
What one nation in the earth is like your people Israel, whom God went to redeem to himself for
a people, to make you a name by great and awesome things, in driving out nations from before
your people, whom you redeem out of Egypt?
And who is like thy people Israel, the one nation in the earth that God went to redeem to
be a people to himself, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out
nations from before thy people, which thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
`And who [is] as Thy people Israel, one nation in the earth whom God hath gone to
ransom to Him for a people, to make for Thee a name great and fearful, to cast out
from the presence of Thy people whom Thou hast ransomed out of Egypt -- nations?
1 Chronicles 17 22
For your people Israel did you make your own people forever; and you, Yahweh, became their God.
And thy people Israel hast thou made thine own people for ever; and thou, Jehovah, art
become their God.
Yea, Thou dost appoint Thy people Israel to Thee for a people unto the age, and
Thou, O Jehovah, hast been to them for God.
1 Chronicles 17 23
Now, Yahweh, let the word that you have spoken concerning your servant, and concerning his
house, be established forever, and do as you have spoken.
And now, Jehovah, let the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and
concerning his house be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.
`And now, O Jehovah, the word that Thou hast spoken concerning Thy servant, and
concerning his house, let be stedfast unto the age, and do as Thou hast spoken;
1 Chronicles 17 24
Let your name be established and magnified forever, saying, Yahweh of Hosts is the God of Israel,
even a God to Israel: and the house of David your servant is established before you.
Let it even be established, and let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, Jehovah of
hosts, the God of Israel, is God to Israel; and let the house of David thy servant be
established before thee.
and let it be stedfast, and Thy name is great unto the age, saying, Jehovah of Hosts,
God of Israel, is God to Israel, and the house of Thy servant David is established
before Thee;
1 Chronicles 17 25
For you, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build him a house: therefore has
your servant found [in his heart] to pray before you.
For thou, my God, hast revealed to thy servant that thou wilt build him a house; therefore
hath thy servant found [in his heart] to pray before thee.
for Thou, O my God, Thou hast uncovered the ear of Thy servant -- to build to him a
house, therefore hath Thy servant found to pray before Thee.
1 Chronicles 17 26
Now, Yahweh, you are God, and have promised this good thing to your servant:
And now, Jehovah, thou art that God, and hast promised this goodness unto thy servant;
`And now, Jehovah, Thou [art] God Himself, and Thou speakest concerning Thy
servant this goodness;
1 Chronicles 17 27
and now it has pleased you to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever before
you: for you, Yahweh, have blessed, and it is blessed forever.
and now, let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for
ever; for thou, Jehovah, hast blessed [it], and it shall be blessed for ever.
and now, Thou hast been pleased to bless the house of Thy servant, to be to the age
before Thee; for Thou, O Jehovah, hast blessed, and it is blessed to the age.`
1 Chronicles 18 1
After this it happened, that David struck the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and
its towns out of the hand of the Philistines.
And after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and
took Gath and its towns out of the hand of the Philistines.
And it cometh to pass after this, that David smiteth the Philistines, and humbleth
them, and taketh Gath and its small towns out of the hand of the Philistines;
1 Chronicles 18 2
He struck Moab; and the Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute.
And he smote the Moabites; and the Moabites became David`s servants, [and] brought
gifts.
and he smiteth Moab, and the Moabites are servants to David, bringing a present.
1 Chronicles 18 3
David struck Hadarezer king of Zobah to Hamath, as he went to establish his dominion by the
river Euphrates.
And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah, at Hamath, as he went to establish his
dominion by the river Euphrates.
And David smiteth Hadarezer king of Zobah, at Hamath, in his going to establish
his power by the river Phrat,
1 Chronicles 18 4
David took from him one thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand
footmen; and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for one hundred
chariots.
And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty
thousand footmen; and David houghed all the chariot [horses], but reserved of them [for]
a hundred chariots.
and David captureth from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen,
and twenty thousand footmen, and David destroyeth utterly all the chariots, and
leaveth of them a hundred chariots [only].
1 Chronicles 18 5
When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David struck of the Syrians
twenty-two thousand men.
And the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, and David smote of
the Syrians twenty-two thousand men.
And Aram of Damascus cometh in to give help to Hadarezer king of Zobah, and
David smiteth in Aram twenty and two thousand men,
1 Chronicles 18 6
Then David put [garrisons] in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became servants to David, and
brought tribute. Yahweh gave victory to David wherever he went.
And David put [garrisons] in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became servants to
David, [and] brought gifts. And Jehovah preserved David whithersoever he went.
and David putteth [garrisons] in Aram of Damascus, and the Aramaeans are to
David for servants, bearing a present, and Jehovah giveth salvation to David
whithersoever he hath gone.
1 Chronicles 18 7
David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to
Jerusalem.
And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought
them to Jerusalem.
And David taketh the shields of gold that have been on the servants of Hadarezer,
and bringeth them in to Jerusalem;
1 Chronicles 18 8
From Tibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadarezer, David took very much brass, with which
Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.
And from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, David took very much brass, of
which Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.
and from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, hath David taken very
much brass; with it hath Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the
vessels of brass.
1 Chronicles 18 9
When Tou king of Hamath heard that David had struck all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah,
And Tou king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the forces of Hadarezer king of
Zobah;
And Tou king of Hamath heareth that David hath smitten the whole force of
Hadarezer king of Zobah,
1 Chronicles 18 10
he sent Hadoram his son to king David, to Greet him, and to bless him, because he had fought
against Hadarezer and struck him; (for Hadarezer had wars with Tou;) and [he had with him] all
manner of vessels of gold and silver and brass.
and he sent Hadoram his son to king David to inquire of his welfare, and to congratulate
him, because he had fought against Hadarezer and smitten him; for Hadarezer was
continually at war with Tou; [he sent] also all manner of vessels of gold and silver and
bronze.
and he sendeth Hadoram his son unto king David, to ask of him of peace, and to
bless him (because that he hath fought against Hadarezer, and smiteth him, for a
man of wars with Tou had Hadarezer been,) and all kinds of vessels, of gold, and
silver, and brass;
1 Chronicles 18 11
These also did king David dedicate to Yahweh, with the silver and the gold that he carried away
from all the nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the
Philistines, and from Amalek.
Them also king David dedicated to Jehovah, with the silver and the gold that he had
brought from all the nations: from the Edomites, and from the Moabites, and from the
children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from the Amalekites.
also them hath king David sanctified to Jehovah with the silver and the gold that
he hath taken from all the nations, from Edom, and from Moab, and from the sons
of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.
1 Chronicles 18 12
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah struck of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt eighteen
thousand.
And Abishai the son of Zeruiah smote of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen
thousand.
And Abishai son of Zeruiah hath smitten Edom in the valley of salt -- eighteen
thousand,
1 Chronicles 18 13
He put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became servants to David. Yahweh gave victory
to David wherever he went.
And he put garrisons in Edom; and all they of Edom became servants to David. And
Jehovah preserved David whithersoever he went.
and he putteth in Edom garrisons, and all the Edomites are servants to David; and
Jehovah saveth David whithersoever he hath gone.
1 Chronicles 18 14
David reigned over all Israel; and he executed justice and righteousness to all his people.
And David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice to all his people.
And David reigneth over all Israel, and he is doing judgment and righteousness to
all his people,
1 Chronicles 18 15
Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was
chronicler;
and Joab son of Zeruiah [is] over the host, and Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud [is]
remembrancer,
1 Chronicles 18 16
and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was
scribe;
and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and
Shavsha was scribe;
and Zadok son of Ahitub, and Abimelech son of Abiathar, [are] priests, and
Shavsha [is] scribe,
1 Chronicles 18 17
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of
David were chief about the king.
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons
of David were the first at the king`s hand.
and Benaiah son of Jehoiada [is] over the Cherethite and the Pelethite, and the
elder sons of David [are] at the hand of the king.

Study Questions

Who was left before the Ark of the covenant to minister? 16:37

What did Nathan the prophet tell David? 17:2

Who took David from the pasture? 17:7

Hadadezer was king of ? 18:3

Where did David obtain shields of gold? 18:7

Hadoram was the son of ? 18:9,10

Who was the recorder? 18:15



Jul. 18, 19
Acts 12

Act 12:1 Now about that time, Herod the king stretched out his hands to oppress some of the assembly.
Act 12:2 He killed James, the brother of John, with the sword.
Act 12:3 When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This was during the days of unleavened bread.
Act 12:4 When he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of four soldiers each to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover.
Act 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in the prison, but constant prayer was made by the assembly to God for him.
Act 12:6 The same night when Herod was about to bring him out, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains. Guards in front of the door kept the prison.
Act 12:7 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side, and woke him up, saying, "Stand up quickly!" His chains fell off from his hands.
Act 12:8 The angel said to him, "Get dressed and put on your sandals." He did so. He said to him, "Put on your cloak, and follow me."
Act 12:9 And he went out and followed him. He didn't know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he saw a vision.
Act 12:10 When they were past the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
Act 12:11 When Peter had come to himself, he said, "Now I truly know that the Lord has sent out his angel and delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from everything the Jewish people were expecting."
Act 12:12 Thinking about that, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.
Act 12:13 When Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer.
Act 12:14 When she recognized Peter's voice, she didn't open the gate for joy, but ran in, and reported that Peter was standing in front of the gate.
Act 12:15 They said to her, "You are crazy!" But she insisted that it was so. They said, "It is his angel."
Act 12:16 But Peter continued knocking. When they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed.
Act 12:17 But he, beckoning to them with his hand to be silent, declared to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. He said, "Tell these things to James, and to the brothers." Then he departed, and went to another place.
Act 12:18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers about what had become of Peter.
Act 12:19 When Herod had sought for him, and didn't find him, he examined the guards, and commanded that they should be put to death. He went down from Judea to Caesarea, and stayed there.
Act 12:20 Now Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. They came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus, the king's personal aide, their friend, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king's country for food.
Act 12:21 On an appointed day, Herod dressed himself in royal clothing, sat on the throne, and gave a speech to them.
Act 12:22 The people shouted, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!"
Act 12:23 Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he didn't give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.
Act 12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.
Act 12:25 Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their service, also taking with them John whose surname was Mark. 




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Acts

Acts 12 1
Now about that time, Herod the king put forth his hands to oppress some of the assembly.
At that time Herod the king laid his hands on some of those of the assembly to do them
hurt,
And about that time, Herod the king put forth his hands, to do evil to certain of
those of the assembly,
Acts 12 2
He killed James, the brother of John, with the sword.
and slew James, the brother of John, with the sword.
and he killed James, the brother of John, with the sword,
Acts 12 3
When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This was during the days
of unleavened bread.
And seeing that it was pleasing to the Jews, he went on to take Peter also: (and they were
the days of unleavened bread:)
and having seen that it is pleasing to the Jews, he added to lay hold of Peter also --
and they were the days of the unleavened food --
Acts 12 4
When he had captured him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of four
soldiers each to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover.
whom having seized he put in prison, having delivered him to four quaternions of
soldiers to keep, purposing after the passover to bring him out to the people.
whom also having seized, he did put in prison, having delivered [him] to four
quaternions of soldiers to guard him, intending after the passover to bring him
forth to the people.
Acts 12 5
Peter therefore was kept in the prison, but constant prayer was made by the assembly to God for
him.
Peter therefore was kept in the prison; but unceasing prayer was made by the assembly
to God concerning him.
Peter, therefore, indeed, was kept in the prison, and fervent prayer was being
made by the assembly unto God for him,
Acts 12 6
The same night when Herod was about to bring him out, Peter was sleeping between two
soldiers, bound with two chains. Guards in front of the door kept the prison.
And when Herod was going to bring him forth, that night Peter was sleeping between
two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards before the door kept the prison.
and when Herod was about to bring him forth, the same night was Peter sleeping
between two soldiers, having been bound with two chains, guards also before the
door were keeping the prison,
Acts 12 7
Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the
side, and woke him up, saying, "Stand up quickly!" His chains fell off from his hands.
And lo, an angel of [the] Lord came there, and a light shone in the prison: and having
smitten the side of Peter, he roused him up, saying, Rise up quickly. And his chains fell
off his hands.
and lo, a messenger of the Lord stood by, and a light shone in the buildings, and
having smitten Peter on the side, he raised him up, saying, `Rise in haste,` and his
chains fell from off [his] hands.
Acts 12 8
The angel said to him, "Put on your clothes, and tie on your sandals." He did so. He said to him,
"Wrap your cloak around you, and follow me."
And the angel said to him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And he did so. And he
says to him, Cast thine upper garment about thee and follow me.
The messenger also said to him, `Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals;` and he did
so; and he saith to him, `Put thy garment round and be following me;`
Acts 12 9
He went out, and followed him. He didn`t know that what was done by the angel was real, but
thought he saw a vision.
And going forth he followed [him] and did not know that what was happening by means
of the angel was real, but supposed he saw a vision.
and having gone forth, he was following him, and he knew not that it is true that
which is done through the messenger, and was thinking he saw a vision,
Acts 12 10
When they were past the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into
the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and passed on through one street, and
immediately the angel departed from him.
And having passed through a first and second guard, they came to the iron gate which
leads into the city, which opened to them of itself; and going forth they went down one
street, and immediately the angel left him.
and having passed through a first ward, and a second, they came unto the iron
gate that is leading to the city, which of its own accord did open to them, and
having gone forth, they went on through one street, and immediately the
messenger departed from him.
Acts 12 11
When Peter had come to himself, he said, "Now I truly know that the Lord has sent forth his
angel and delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from everything the Jewish people were
expecting."
And Peter, being come to himself, said, Now I know certainly that [the] Lord has sent
forth his angel and has taken me out of the hand of Herod and all the expectation of the
people of the Jews.
And Peter having come to himself, said, `Now I have known of a truth that the Lord
did sent forth His messenger, and did deliver me out of the hand of Herod, and all
the expectation of the people of the Jews;`
Acts 12 12
Thinking about that, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark,
where many were gathered together and were praying.
And having become clearly conscious [in himself], he came to the house of Mary, the
mother of John who was surnamed Mark, where were many gathered together and
praying.
also, having considered, he came unto the house of Mary, the mother of John, who
is surnamed Mark, where there were many thronged together and praying.
Acts 12 13
When Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer.
And when he had knocked at the door of the entry, a maid came to listen, by name Rhoda;
And Peter having knocked at the door of the porch, there came a damsel to
hearken, by name Rhoda,
Acts 12 14
When she recognized Peter`s voice, she didn`t open the gate for joy, but ran in, and reported
that Peter stood before the gate.
and having recognised the voice of Peter, through joy did not open the entry, but
running in, reported that Peter was standing before the entry.
and having known the voice of Peter, from the joy she did not open the porch, but
having run in, told of the standing of Peter before the porch,
Acts 12 15
They said to her, "You are crazy!" But she insisted that it was so. They said, "It is his angel."
And they said to her, Thou art mad. But she maintained that it was so. And they said, It is
his angel.
and they said unto her, `Thou art mad;` and she was confidently affirming [it] to
be so, and they said, `It is his messenger;`
Acts 12 16
But Peter continued knocking. When they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed.
But Peter continued knocking: and having opened, they saw him and were astonished.
and Peter was continuing knocking, and having opened, they saw him, and were
astonished,
Acts 12 17
But he, beckoning to them with his hand to be silent, declared to them how the Lord had
brought him forth out of the prison. He said, "Tell these things to James, and to the brothers."
He departed, and went to another place.
And having made a sign to them with his hand to be silent, he related [to them] how the
Lord had brought him out of prison; and he said, Report these things to James and to the
brethren. And he went out and went to another place.
and having beckoned to them with the hand to be silent, he declared to them how
the Lord brought him out of the prison, and he said, `Declare to James and to the
brethren these things;` and having gone forth, he went on to another place.
Acts 12 18
Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers about what had become of
Peter.
And when it was day there was no small disturbance among the soldiers, what then was
become of Peter.
And day having come, there was not a little stir among the soldiers what then was
become of Peter,
Acts 12 19
When Herod had sought for him, and didn`t find him, he examined the guards, and commanded
that they should be put to death. He went down from Judea to Caesarea, and stayed there.
And Herod having sought him and not found him, having examined the guards,
commanded [them] to be executed. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea and stayed
[there].
and Herod having sought for him, and not having found, having examined the
guards, did command [them] to be led away to punishment, and having gone down
from Judea to Cesarea, he was abiding [there].
Acts 12 20
Now Herod was highly displeased with those of Tyre and Sidon. They came with one accord to
him, and, having made Blastus, the king`s chamberlain, their friend, they asked for peace,
because their country depended on the king`s country for food.
And he was in bitter hostility with [the] Tyrians and Sidonians; but they came to him
with one accord, and, having gained Blastus the king`s chamberlain, sought peace,
because their country was nourished by the king`s.
And Herod was highly displeased with the Tyrians and Sidonians, and with one
accord they came unto him, and having made a friend of Blastus, who [is] over the
bed-chambers of the king, they were asking peace, because of their country being
nourished from the king`s;
Acts 12 21
On an appointed day, Herod dressed himself in royal clothing, sat on the throne, and gave a
speech to them.
And on a set day, clothed in royal apparel and sitting on the elevated seat [of honour],
Herod made a public oration to them.
and on a set day, Herod having arrayed himself in kingly apparel, and having sat
down upon the tribunal, was making an oration unto them,
Acts 12 22
The people shouted, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!"
And the people cried out, A god`s voice and not a man`s.
and the populace were shouting, `The voice of a god, and not of a man;`
Acts 12 23
Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he didn`t give God the glory, and he was
eaten by worms, and he died.
And immediately an angel of [the] Lord smote him, because he did not give the glory to
God, and he expired, eaten of worms.
and presently there smote him a messenger of the Lord, because he did not give
the glory to God, and having been eaten of worms, he expired.
Acts 12 24
But the word of God grew and multiplied.
But the word of God grew and spread itself.
And the word of God did grow and did multiply,
Acts 12 25
Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their service, also taking with
them John whose surname was Mark.
And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, having fulfilled the service [entrusted
to them], taking also with them John, surnamed Mark.
and Barnabas and Saul did turn back out of Jerusalem, having fulfilled the
ministration, having taken also with [them] John, who was surnamed Mark.


Study Questions

Who did Herod have put to death with the sword? 12:2

When Peter was released from prison, who met him at the door? 12:13