7/20/13

From Gary... Pictures, perception and the possibility of greatness with God






The three pictures above were taken by "The Photogirl" (My Granddaughter, Elizabeth Merwin).  Ever since our first photoshoot in the field several years ago, she has displayed what I think is a remarkable talent and an "eye" for beauty.  This has been on mind since Thursday because for her birthday she received several things related to her hobby of photography. Each photo above shows me something different.  The top one focuses in on the simple things (like a bug on a wire), the middle one emphasizes the beauty of the flower (by making it a close-up) and the third one is of Sandy (one of the family's dogs).  I think I like the last one the best because of the use of shadows coupled with Sandy in her bed.  This really brings out the contrast of her character, as she is extremely loving and gentle with the family, but with any threats- well, you really don't want to see her "dark side".  So, from something as simple as a few pictures, we see into Elizabeth's view of the world- and something about how she sees it.  But, how do we perceive our environment, and what are we really like?  Not sure, don't know, or simply still looking?  You are not alone!!!  And what you might discover will probably surprise you!!!  Consider the following two passages from the Bible; one from the Old Testament and one from the New....

Ecclesiastes, Chapter 2

 1 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth: therefore enjoy pleasure”; and behold, this also was vanity.  2 I said of laughter, “It is foolishness”; and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?” 

  3  I searched in my heart how to cheer my flesh with wine, my heart yet guiding me with wisdom, and how to lay hold of folly, until I might see what it was good for the sons of men that they should do under heaven all the days of their lives.  4 I made myself great works. I built myself houses. I planted myself vineyards.  5 I made myself gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit. 6 I made myself pools of water, to water from it the forest where trees were reared.  7 I bought male servants and female servants, and had servants born in my house. I also had great possessions of herds and flocks, above all who were before me in Jerusalem;  8 I also gathered silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got myself male and female singers, and the delights of the sons of men—musical instruments, and that of all sorts.  9 So I was great, and increased more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also remained with me. 10 Whatever my eyes desired, I didn’t keep from them. I didn’t withhold my heart from any joy, for my heart rejoiced because of all my labor, and this was my portion from all my labor.  11 Then I looked at all the works that my hands had worked, and at the labor that I had labored to do; and behold, all was vanity and a chasing after wind, and there was no profit under the sun. 

  12  I turned myself to consider wisdom, madness, and folly: for what can the king’s successor do? Just that which has been done long ago.  13 Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.  14 The wise man’s eyes are in his head, and the fool walks in darkness—and yet I perceived that one event happens to them all.  15 Then I said in my heart, “As it happens to the fool, so will it happen even to me; and why was I then more wise?” Then I said in my heart that this also is vanity.  16 For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no memory for ever, since in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. Indeed, the wise man must die just like the fool! 

  17  So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind.  18 I hated all my labor in which I labored under the sun, because I must leave it to the man who comes after me.  19 Who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have rule over all of my labor in which I have labored, and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity. 

  20  Therefore I began to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun.  21 For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, with knowledge, and with skillfulness; yet he shall leave it for his portion to a man who has not labored for it. This also is vanity and a great evil.  22 For what has a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, in which he labors under the sun?  23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail is grief; yes, even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity.  24 There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and make his soul enjoy good in his labor. This also I saw, that it is from the hand of God. 25 For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, more than I?  26 For to the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who pleases God. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind. 


Luke, Chapter 2
  42  When he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast, 43 and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. Joseph and his mother didn’t know it,  44 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day’s journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances.  45 When they didn’t find him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for him.  46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions. 47 All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.  

Solomon was probably the greatest of the kings of Israel; a man of curiosity, intelligence and wisdom.  One who sought for the hidden meanings to everything around him.  His efforts showed him the futility of his own strivings and the vanity of life apart from God.  He even thought of those who would follow him (verse 19, above) and wondered...   In stark contrast, we see Jesus, one who evoked amazement at his understanding of the things pertaining to God; even as a child!!! The difference between the two is their relationship to the Almighty.  Solomon chose other gods later in his life, whereas Jesus- well, he followed HIS FATHER PERFECTLY!!!  Truthfully, when a child comes into the world, we can only wonder what will become of it.  Will it a person of worth or worthlessness?  No one knows, but if that person exhibits sensitivity and insight into the world around them- then the chances are very good that they will be a credit to humanity.  IF, there is a spiritual aspect to their character and a desire to please God as well- then they are like one of the candles on Lizzie's birthday cake.  They shine and shine and shine!!!  

One more time- Happy birthday, sweet Elizabeth!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 20


Bible Reading and Study, July 20



World English Bible

July 20
1 Chronicles 22-23

1Ch 22:1 Then David said, This is the house of Yahweh God, and this is the altar of burnt offering for Israel.
1Ch 22:2 David commanded to gather together the foreigners who were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to cut worked stones to build the house of God.
1Ch 22:3 David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the couplings; and brass in abundance without weight;
1Ch 22:4 and cedar trees without number: for the Sidonians and they of Tyre brought cedar trees in abundance to David.
1Ch 22:5 David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be built for Yahweh must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.
1Ch 22:6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and commanded him to build a house for Yahweh, the God of Israel.
1Ch 22:7 David said to Solomon his son, As for me, it was in my heart to build a house to the name of Yahweh my God.
1Ch 22:8 But the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, You have shed blood abundantly, and have made great wars: you shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in my sight.
1Ch 22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days:
1Ch 22:10 he shall build a house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.
1Ch 22:11 Now, my son, Yahweh be with you; and prosper you, and build the house of Yahweh your God, as he has spoken concerning you.
1Ch 22:12 May Yahweh give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of Yahweh your God.
1Ch 22:13 Then you shall prosper, if you observe to do the statutes and the ordinances which Yahweh gave Moses concerning Israel. Be strong, and of good courage. Don't be afraid, neither be dismayed.
1Ch 22:14 Now, behold, in my affliction I have prepared for the house of Yahweh one hundred thousand talents of gold, and one million talents of silver, and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and you may add to them.
1Ch 22:15 There are also workmen with you in abundance, cutters and workers of stone and timber, and all kinds of men who are skillful in every kind of work:
1Ch 22:16 of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise and be doing, and Yahweh be with you.
1Ch 22:17 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying,
1Ch 22:18 Isn't Yahweh your God with you? Hasn't he given you rest on every side? for he has delivered the inhabitants of the land into my hand; and the land is subdued before Yahweh, and before his people.
1Ch 22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek after Yahweh your God; arise therefore, and build the sanctuary of Yahweh God, to bring the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of Yahweh.
1Ch 23:1 Now David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
1Ch 23:2 He gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.
1Ch 23:3 The Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty-eight thousand.
1Ch 23:4 Of these, twenty-four thousand were to oversee the work of the house of Yahweh; and six thousand were officers and judges;
1Ch 23:5 and four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised Yahweh with the instruments which I made,said David, for giving praise.
1Ch 23:6 David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
1Ch 23:7 Of the Gershonites: Ladan and Shimei.
1Ch 23:8 The sons of Ladan: Jehiel the chief, and Zetham, and Joel, three.
1Ch 23:9 The sons of Shimei: Shelomoth, and Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers' houses of Ladan.
1Ch 23:10 The sons of Shimei: Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.
1Ch 23:11 Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but Jeush and Beriah didn't have many sons; therefore they became a fathers' house in one reckoning.
1Ch 23:12 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.
1Ch 23:13 The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons, forever, to burn incense before Yahweh, to minister to him, and to bless in his name, forever.
1Ch 23:14 But as for Moses the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.
1Ch 23:15 The sons of Moses: Gershom and Eliezer.
1Ch 23:16 The sons of Gershom: Shebuel the chief.
1Ch 23:17 The sons of Eliezer were: Rehabiah the chief; and Eliezer had no other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
1Ch 23:18 The sons of Izhar: Shelomith the chief.
1Ch 23:19 The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the chief, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
1Ch 23:20 The sons of Uzziel: Micah the chief, and Isshiah the second.
1Ch 23:21 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish.
1Ch 23:22 Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters only: and their brothers the sons of Kish took them to wife.
1Ch 23:23 The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.
1Ch 23:24 These were the sons of Levi after their fathers' houses, even the heads of the fathers' houses of those who were counted individually, in the number of names by their polls, who did the work for the service of the house of Yahweh, from twenty years old and upward.
1Ch 23:25 For David said, Yahweh, the God of Israel, has given rest to his people; and he dwells in Jerusalem forever:
1Ch 23:26 and also the Levites shall no more have need to carry the tabernacle and all its vessels for its service.
1Ch 23:27 For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered, from twenty years old and upward.
1Ch 23:28 For their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of Yahweh, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, even the work of the service of the house of God;
1Ch 23:29 for the show bread also, and for the fine flour for a meal offering, whether of unleavened wafers, or of that which is baked in the pan, or of that which is soaked, and for all manner of measure and size;
1Ch 23:30 and to stand every morning to thank and praise Yahweh, and likewise in the evening;
1Ch 23:31 and to offer all burnt offerings to Yahweh, on the Sabbaths, on the new moons, and on the set feasts, in number according to the ordinance concerning them, continually before Yahweh;
1Ch 23:32 and that they should keep the duty of the Tent of Meeting, and the duty of the holy place, and the duty of the sons of Aaron their brothers, for the service of the house of Yahweh. 


The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about whatthe Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.
1 Chronicles


1 Chronicles 22 1
Then David said, This is the house of Yahweh God, and this is the altar of burnt-offering for
Israel.
And David said, This is the house of Jehovah Elohim, and this is the altar of burnt-
offering for Israel.
And David saith, `This is the house of Jehovah God, and this the altar for burnt-
offering for Israel.`
1 Chronicles 22 2
David commanded to gather together the sojourners who were in the land of Israel; and he set
masons to hew worked stones to build the house of God.
And David commanded to collect the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set
masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.
And David saith to gather the sojourners who [are] in the land of Israel, and
appointeth hewers to hew hewn-stones to build a house of God.
1 Chronicles 22 3
David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the couplings;
and brass in abundance without weight;
And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the
joists, and brass in abundance without weight;
And iron in abundance for nails for leaves of the gates, and for couplings, hath
David prepared, and brass in abundance -- there is no weighing.
1 Chronicles 22 4
and cedar-trees without number: for the Sidonians and they of Tyre brought cedar-trees in
abundance to David.
and cedar-trees innumerable; for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought cedar-wood in
abundance to David.
And cedar-trees even without number, for the Zidonians and the Tyrians brought
in cedar-trees in abundance to David.
1 Chronicles 22 5
David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be built for Yahweh
must be exceeding magnificent, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore
make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.
For David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be built for
Jehovah must be exceeding great in fame and in beauty in all lands: I will therefore make
preparation for it. And David prepared abundantly before his death.
And David saith, `Solomon my son [is] a youth and tender, and the house to be
built to Jehovah [is] to be made exceedingly great, for name and for beauty to all
the lands; let me prepare, I pray Thee, for it;` and David prepareth in abundance
before his death.
1 Chronicles 22 6
Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for Yahweh, the God of
Israel.
And he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for Jehovah the God
of Israel.
And he calleth for Solomon his son, and chargeth him to build a house to Jehovah,
God of Israel,
1 Chronicles 22 7
David said to Solomon his son, As for me, it was in my heart to build a house to the name of
Yahweh my God.
And David said to Solomon, As for me, my son, I was minded to build a house unto the
name of Jehovah my God.
and David saith to Solomon his son, `As for me, it hath been with my heart to build
a house to the name of Jehovah my God,
1 Chronicles 22 8
But the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, You have shed blood abundantly, and have made
great wars: you shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed much blood on the
earth in my sight.
But the word of Jehovah came to me saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast
made great wars: thou shalt not build a house unto my name, for thou hast shed much
blood upon the earth in my sight.
and the word of Jehovah [is] against me, saying, Blood in abundance thou hast
shed, and great wars thou hast made: thou dost not build a house to My name, for
much blood thou hast shed to the earth before Me.
1 Chronicles 22 9
Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his
enemies round about; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness to
Israel in his days:
Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest
from all his enemies round about; for his name shall be Solomon, and in his days I will
give peace and quietness unto Israel.
`Lo, a son is born to thee; he is a man of rest, and I have given rest to him from all
his enemies round about, for Solomon is his name, and peace and quietness I give
unto Israel in his days;
1 Chronicles 22 10
he shall build a house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will
establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.
He shall build a house unto my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I
will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.
he doth build a house to My name, and he is to Me for a son, and I [am] to him for a
father, and I have established the throne of his kingdom over Israel unto the age.
1 Chronicles 22 11
Now, my son, Yahweh be with you; and prosper you, and build the house of Yahweh your God, as
he has spoken concerning you.
Now, my son, Jehovah be with thee, that thou mayest prosper, and build the house of
Jehovah thy God, as he has said of thee.
`Now, my son, Jehovah is with thee, and thou hast prospered, and hast built the
house of Jehovah thy God, as He spake concerning thee.
1 Chronicles 22 12
Only Yahweh give you discretion and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel;
that so you may keep the law of Yahweh your God.
Only, Jehovah give thee wisdom and understanding, and place thee over Israel, and to
keep the law of Jehovah thy God.
Only, Jehovah give to thee wisdom and understanding, and charge thee
concerning Israel, even to keep the law of Jehovah thy God;
1 Chronicles 22 13
Then shall you prosper, if you observe to do the statutes and the ordinances which Yahweh
charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; don`t be afraid, neither
be dismayed.
Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to perform the statutes and ordinances
which Jehovah commanded Moses for Israel: be strong and courageous; fear not, neither
be dismayed.
then thou dost prosper, if thou dost observe to do the statutes and the judgments
that Jehovah charged Moses with concerning Israel; be strong and courageous; do
not fear, nor be cast down.
1 Chronicles 22 14
Now, behold, in my affliction I have prepared for the house of Yahweh one hundred thousand
talents of gold, and one thousand thousand talents of silver, and of brass and iron without
weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and you may add thereto.
And behold, in my affliction I have prepared for the house of Jehovah a hundred thousand
talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without
weight, for it is in abundance; and timber and stone have I prepared; and thou shalt add
to it.
`And lo, in mine affliction, I have prepared for the house of Jehovah of gold talents
a hundred thousand, and of silver a thousand thousand talents; and of brass and of
iron there is no weighing, for in abundance it hath been, and wood and stones I
have prepared, and to them thou dost add.
1 Chronicles 22 15
Moreover there are workmen with you in abundance, cutters and workers of stone and timber,
and all men who are skillful in every manner of work:
And there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and
timber, and all manner of skilful men for every kind of work.
`And with thee in abundance [are] workmen, hewers and artificers of stone and of
wood, and every skilful man for every work.
1 Chronicles 22 16
of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise and be doing, and
Yahweh be with you.
Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise and be
doing and Jehovah be with thee.
To the gold, to the silver, and to the brass, and to the iron, there is no number;
arise and do, and Jehovah is with thee.`
1 Chronicles 22 17
David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, [saying],
And David commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, [saying,]
And David giveth charge to all heads of Israel to give help to Solomon his son,
1 Chronicles 22 18
Isn`t Yahweh your God with you? and hasn`t he given you rest on every side? for he has delivered
the inhabitants of the land into my hand; and the land is subdued before Yahweh, and before his
people.
Is not Jehovah your God with you? and has he [not] given you rest on every side? for he has
given the inhabitants of the land into my hand; and the land is subdued before Jehovah,
and before his people.
`Is not Jehovah your God with you? yea, He hath given rest to you round about, for
He hath given into my hand the inhabitants of the land, and subdued hath been
the land before His people.
1 Chronicles 22 19
Now set your heart and your soul to seek after Yahweh your God; arise therefore, and build you
the sanctuary of Yahweh God, to bring the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and the holy vessels of
God, into the house that is to be built to the name of Yahweh.
Now set your heart and your soul to seek Jehovah your God; and arise and build the
sanctuary of Jehovah Elohim, to bring the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and the vessels
of the sanctuary of God into the house that is to be built unto the name of Jehovah.
`Now, give your heart and your soul to seek to Jehovah your God, and rise and
build the sanctuary of Jehovah God, to bring in the ark of the covenant of Jehovah,
and the holy vessels of God, to the house that is built to the name of Jehovah.`
1 Chronicles 23 1
Now David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
And David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
And David is old, and satisfied with days, and causeth his son Solomon to reign
over Israel,
1 Chronicles 23 2
He gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.
And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.
and gathereth all the heads of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites;
1 Chronicles 23 3
The Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward: and their number by their polls,
man by man, was thirty-eight thousand.
And the Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward; and their number, by
their polls, man by man, was thirty-eight thousand.
and the Levites are numbered from a son of thirty years and upward, and their
number, by their polls, is of mighty men thirty and eight thousand.
1 Chronicles 23 4
Of these, twenty-four thousand were to oversee the work of the house of Yahweh; and six
thousand were officers and judges;
Of these, twenty-four thousand were to preside over the work of the house of Jehovah; and
six thousand were officers and judges;
Of these to preside over the work of the house of Jehovah [are] twenty and four
thousand, and officers and judges six thousand,
1 Chronicles 23 5
and four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised Yahweh with the instruments
which I made, [said David], to praise therewith.
and four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised Jehovah with the
instruments which I made, [said David,] to praise [therewith].
and four thousand gatekeepers, and four thousand giving praise to Jehovah, `with
instruments that I made for praising,` [saith David.]
1 Chronicles 23 6
David divided them into courses according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
And David divided them into courses according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and
Merari.
And David distributeth them into courses: Of the sons of Levi: of Gershon, Kohath,
and Merari.
1 Chronicles 23 7
Of the Gershonites: Ladan and Shimei.
Of the Gershonites: Laadan and Shimei.
Of the Gershonite: Laadan and Shimei.
1 Chronicles 23 8
The sons of Ladan: Jehiel the chief, and Zetham, and Joel, three.
The sons of Laadan: the head was Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three.
Sons of Laadan: the head [is] Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three.
1 Chronicles 23 9
The sons of Shimei: Shelomoth, and Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers`
[houses] of Ladan.
The sons of Shimei: Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the chief fathers
of Laadan.
Sons of Shimei [are] Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three; these [are] heads of
the fathers of Laadan.
1 Chronicles 23 10
The sons of Shimei: Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.
And the sons of Shimei: Jahath, Ziza, and Jeush, and Beriah. These were the four sons of
Shimei.
And sons of Shimei [are] Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah; these [are] sons of
Shimei, four.
1 Chronicles 23 11
Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but Jeush and Beriah didn`t have many sons;
therefore they became a fathers` house in one reckoning.
And Jahath was the head, and Ziza the second; and Jeush and Beriah had not many sons: as
father`s house, therefore, they were reckoned as one.
And Jahath is the head, and Zizah the second, and Jeush and Beriah have not
multiplied sons, and they become the house of a father by one numbering.
1 Chronicles 23 12
The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.
The sons of Kohath: Amram, Jizhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.
Sons of Kohath [are] Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.
1 Chronicles 23 13
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most
holy things, he and his sons, forever, to burn incense before Yahweh, to minister to him, and to
bless in his name, forever.
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. And Aaron was separated, that he should be
hallowed as most holy, he and his sons for ever, to offer before Jehovah, to do service to
him, and to bless in his name for ever.
Sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron is separated for his sanctifying the
holy of holies, he and his sons -- unto the age, to make perfume before Jehovah, to
serve Him, and to bless in His name -- unto the age.
1 Chronicles 23 14
But as for Moses the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.
-- And as to Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi.
As to Moses, the man of God, his sons are called after the tribe of Levi.
1 Chronicles 23 15
The sons of Moses: Gershom and Eliezer.
The sons of Moses: Gershom and Eliezer.
Sons of Moses: Gershom and Eliezer.
1 Chronicles 23 16
The sons of Gershom: Shebuel the chief.
The sons of Gershom: Shebuel the head.
Sons of Gershom: Shebuel the head.
1 Chronicles 23 17
The sons of Eliezer were: Rehabiah the chief; and Eliezer had no other sons; but the sons of
Rehabiah were very many.
And the sons of Eliezer: Rehabiah the head; and Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of
Rehabiah were very many.
And sons of Eliezer are Rehabiah the head, and Eliezer had no other sons, and the
sons of Rehabiah have multiplied exceedingly.
1 Chronicles 23 18
The sons of Izhar: Shelomith the chief.
-- The sons of Jizhar: Shelomith the head.
Sons of Izhar: Shelomith the head.
1 Chronicles 23 19
The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the chief, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the
fourth.
The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the head, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and
Jekameam the fourth.
Sons of Hebron: Jeriah the head, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and
Jekameam the fourth.
1 Chronicles 23 20
The sons of Uzziel: Micah the chief, and Isshiah the second.
The sons of Uzziel: Micah the head, and Jishijah the second.
Sons of Uzziel: Micah the head, and Ishshiah, the second.
1 Chronicles 23 21
The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish.
The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish.
Sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish.
1 Chronicles 23 22
Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters only: and their brothers the sons of Kish took them
[to wife].
And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters; and their brethren the sons of Kish
took them.
And Eleazar dieth, and he had no sons, but daughters, and sons of Kish their
brethren take them.
1 Chronicles 23 23
The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.
The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.
Sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth, three.
1 Chronicles 23 24
These were the sons of Levi after their fathers` houses, even the heads of the fathers` [houses] of
those of those who were counted, in the number of names by their polls, who did the work for
the service of the house of Yahweh, from twenty years old and upward.
These were the sons of Levi according to their fathers` houses, the chief fathers, as they
were reckoned, by number of names by their polls, who did the work of the service of the
house of Jehovah, from twenty years old and upward.
These [are] sons of Levi, by the house of their fathers, heads of the fathers, by their
appointments, in the number of names, by their polls, doing the work for the
service of the house of Jehovah, from a son of twenty years and upward,
1 Chronicles 23 25
For David said, Yahweh, the God of Israel, has given rest to his people; and he dwells in Jerusalem
forever:
For David said, Jehovah the God of Israel has given rest to his people, and he will dwell in
Jerusalem for ever;
for David said, `Jehovah, God of Israel, hath given rest to His people, and He doth
tabernacle in Jerusalem unto the age;`
1 Chronicles 23 26
and also the Levites shall no more have need to carry the tent and all the vessels of it for the
service of it.
and the Levites also have no more to carry the tabernacle, nor any of its vessels for its
service.
and also of the Levites, `None [are] to bear the tabernacle and all its vessels for its
service;`
1 Chronicles 23 27
For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered, from twenty years old and
upward.
For by the last words of David was this [done], -- the numbering of the sons of Levi from
twenty years old and upward.
for by the last words of David they [took] the number of the sons of Levi from a son
of twenty years and upward,
1 Chronicles 23 28
For their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of Yahweh, in the
courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, even the work of the service
of the house of God;
For their place was by the side of the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of Jehovah,
over the courts, and over the chambers, and over the purifying of all holy things, and
[for] the work of the service of the house of God;
for their station [is] at the side of the sons of Aaron, for the service of the house of
Jehovah, over the courts, and over the chambers, and over the cleansing of every
holy thing, and the work of the service of the house of God,
1 Chronicles 23 29
for the show bread also, and for the fine flour for a meal-offering, whether of unleavened wafers,
or of that which is baked in the pan, or of that which is soaked, and for all manner of measure
and size;
and for the loaves to be set in rows, and for the fine flour for the oblation, and for the
unleavened cakes, and for [what is baked in] the pan, and for that which is saturated
[with oil], and for all measure of capacity and size;
and for the bread of the arrangement, and for fine flour for present, and for the
thin unleavened cakes, and for [the work of] the pan, and for that which is fried,
and for all [liquid] measure and [solid] measure;
1 Chronicles 23 30
and to stand every morning to thank and praise Yahweh, and likewise at even;
and to stand every morning to thank and praise Jehovah, and likewise at even;
and to stand, morning by morning, to give thanks, and to give praise to Jehovah,
and so at evening;
1 Chronicles 23 31
and to offer all burnt offerings to Yahweh, on the Sabbaths, on the new moons, and on the set
feasts, in number according to the ordinance concerning them, continually before Yahweh;
and for all burnt-offerings offered up to Jehovah on the sabbaths, on the new moons, and
on the set feasts, by number, according to the ordinance concerning them, continually,
before Jehovah;
and for all the burnt-offerings -- burnt-offerings to Jehovah for sabbaths, for new
moons, and for appointed seasons, by number, according to the ordinance upon
them continually, before Jehovah.
1 Chronicles 23 32
and that they should keep the charge of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the holy place,
and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brothers, for the service of the house of Yahweh.
and they kept the charge of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the sanctuary, and the
charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the house of Jehovah.
And they have kept the charge of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the
sanctuary, and the charge of the sons of Aaron, their brethren, for the service of
the house of Jehovah.

Study Questions

Why was David not allowed to build a house for the LORD? 22:8

What was significant about the last words of David? 23:25-32



World English Bible

Jul. 20, 21
Acts 13

Act 13:1 Now in the assembly that was at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Act 13:2 As they served the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Separate Barnabas and Saul for me, for the work to which I have called them."
Act 13:3 Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
Act 13:4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia. From there they sailed to Cyprus.
Act 13:5 When they were at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. They had also John as their attendant.
Act 13:6 When they had gone through the island to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar Jesus,
Act 13:7 who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul, and sought to hear the word of God.
Act 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.
Act 13:9 But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fastened his eyes on him,
Act 13:10 and said, "Full of all deceit and all cunning, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
Act 13:11 Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a season!" Immediately a mist and darkness fell on him. He went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
Act 13:12 Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.
Act 13:13 Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphylia. John departed from them and returned to Jerusalem.
Act 13:14 But they, passing on from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia. They went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down.
Act 13:15 After the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, speak."
Act 13:16 Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen.
Act 13:17 The God of this people chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they stayed as aliens in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm, he led them out of it.
Act 13:18 For a period of about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness.
Act 13:19 When he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land for an inheritance, for about four hundred fifty years.
Act 13:20 After these things he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.
Act 13:21 Afterward they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
Act 13:22 When he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, to whom he also testified, 'I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after my heart, who will do all my will.'
Act 13:23 From this man's seed, God has brought salvation to Israel according to his promise,
Act 13:24 before his coming, when John had first preached the baptism of repentance to Israel.
Act 13:25 As John was fulfilling his course, he said, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. But behold, one comes after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'
Act 13:26 Brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, the word of this salvation is sent out to you.
Act 13:27 For those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they didn't know him, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him.
Act 13:28 Though they found no cause for death, they still asked Pilate to have him killed.
Act 13:29 When they had fulfilled all things that were written about him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb.
Act 13:30 But God raised him from the dead,
Act 13:31 and he was seen for many days by those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses to the people.
Act 13:32 We bring you good news of the promise made to the fathers,
Act 13:33 that God has fulfilled the same to us, their children, in that he raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second psalm, 'You are my Son. Today I have become your father.'
Act 13:34 "Concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he has spoken thus: 'I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.'
Act 13:35 Therefore he says also in another psalm, 'You will not allow your Holy One to see decay.'
Act 13:36 For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw decay.
Act 13:37 But he whom God raised up saw no decay.
Act 13:38 Be it known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man is proclaimed to you remission of sins,
Act 13:39 and by him everyone who believes is justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Act 13:40 Beware therefore, lest that come on you which is spoken in the prophets:
Act 13:41 'Behold, you scoffers, and wonder, and perish; for I work a work in your days, a work which you will in no way believe, if one declares it to you.' "
Act 13:42 So when the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.
Act 13:43 Now when the synagogue broke up, many of the Jews and of the devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, urged them to continue in the grace of God.
Act 13:44 The next Sabbath almost the whole city was gathered together to hear the word of God.
Act 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed.
Act 13:46 Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, and said, "It was necessary that God's word should be spoken to you first. Since indeed you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
Act 13:47 For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, 'I have set you as a light for the Gentiles, that you should bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth.' "
Act 13:48 As the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of God. As many as were appointed to eternal life believed.
Act 13:49 The Lord's word was spread abroad throughout all the region.
Act 13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and prominent women and the chief men of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out of their borders.
Act 13:51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came to Iconium.
Act 13:52 The disciples were filled with joy with the Holy Spirit.



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Acts


Acts 13 1
Now in the assembly that was at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas,
Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen the foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch,
and Saul.
Now there were in Antioch, in the assembly which was [there], prophets and teachers:
Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen,
foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
And there were certain in Antioch, in the assembly there, prophets and teachers;
both Barnabas, and Simeon who is called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen
also -- Herod the tetrarch`s foster-brother -- and Saul;
Acts 13 2
As they served the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Separate Barnabas and Saul for me, for
the work to which I have called them."
And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me
now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.
and in their ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, `Separate
ye to me both Barnabas and Saul to the work to which I have called them,`
Acts 13 3
Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
Then, having fasted and prayed, and having laid [their] hands on them, they let [them] go.
then having fasted, and having prayed, and having laid the hands on them, they
sent [them] away.
Acts 13 4
So, being sent forth by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia. From there they sailed to
Cyprus.
They therefore, having been sent forth by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia, and
thence sailed away to Cyprus.
These, indeed, then, having been sent forth by the Holy Spirit, went down to
Seleucia, thence also they sailed to Cyprus,
Acts 13 5
When they were at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. They
had also John as their attendant.
And being in Salamis, they announced the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And
they had John also as [their] attendant.
and having come unto Salamis, they declared the word of God in the synagogues of
the Jews, and they had also John [as] a ministrant;
Acts 13 6
When they had gone through the island to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet,
a Jew, whose name was Bar-Jesus,
And having passed through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain man a
magician, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus,
and having gone through the island unto Paphos, they found a certain magian, a
false prophet, a Jew, whose name [is] Bar-Jesus;
Acts 13 7
who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding. The same called Barnabas
and Saul to him, and sought to hear the word of God.
who was with the proconsul Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. *He*, having called
Barnabas and Saul to [him], desired to hear the word of God.
who was with the proconsul Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man; this one having
called for Barnabas and Saul, did desire to hear the word of God,
Acts 13 8
But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn
aside the proconsul from the faith.
But Elymas the magician (for so his name is by interpretation) opposed them, seeking to
turn away the proconsul from the faith.
and there withstood them Elymas the magian -- for so is his name interpreted --
seeking to pervert the proconsul from the faith.
Acts 13 9
But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fastened his eyes on him,
But Saul, who also [is] Paul, filled with [the] Holy Spirit, fixing his eyes upon him,
And Saul -- who also [is] Paul -- having been filled with the Holy Spirit, and having
looked stedfastly on him,
Acts 13 10
and said, "Full of all deceit and all cunning, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness,
will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
said, O full of all deceit and all craft: son of [the] devil, enemy of all righteousness; wilt
thou not cease perverting the right paths of [the] Lord?
said, `O full of all guile, and all profligacy, son of a devil, enemy of all
righteousness, wilt thou not cease perverting the right ways of the Lord?
Acts 13 11
Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a
season!" Immediately there fell on him a mist and darkness. He went around seeking someone
to lead him by the hand.
And now behold, [the] Lord`s hand [is] upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the
sun for a season. And immediately there fell upon him a mist and darkness; and going
about he sought persons who should lead him by the hand.
and now, lo, a hand of the Lord [is] upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing
the sun for a season;` and presently there fell upon him a mist and darkness, and
he, going about, was seeking some to lead [him] by the hand;
Acts 13 12
Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the teaching of
the Lord.
Then the proconsul, seeing what had happened, believed, being amazed at the teaching
of the Lord.
then the proconsul having seen what hath come to pass, did believe, being
astonished at the teaching of the Lord.
Acts 13 13
Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphylia. John departed
from them and returned to Jerusalem.
And having sailed from Paphos, Paul and his company came to Perga of Pamphylia; and
John separated from them and returned to Jerusalem.
And those about Paul having set sail from Paphos, came to Perga of Pamphylia, and
John having departed from them, did turn back to Jerusalem,
Acts 13 14
But they, passing through from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia. They went into the synagogue
on the Sabbath day, and sat down.
But they, passing through from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia; and entering into the
synagogue on the sabbath day they sat down.
and they having gone through from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia, and having
gone into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, they sat down,
Acts 13 15
After the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying,
"Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, speak."
And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to
them, saying, Brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation to the people, speak.
and after the reading of the law and of the prophets, the chief men of the
synagogue sent unto them, saying, `Men, brethren, if there be a word in you of
exhortation unto the people -- say on.`
Acts 13 16
Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen.
And Paul, rising up and making a sign with the hand, said, Israelites, and ye that fear
God, hearken.
And Paul having risen, and having beckoned with the hand, said, `Men, Israelites,
and those fearing God, hearken:
Acts 13 17
The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they stayed as aliens
in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm, he led them forth out of it.
The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people in their sojourn in
[the] land of Egypt, and with a high arm brought them out of it,
the God of this people Israel did choose our fathers, and the people He did exalt in
their sojourning in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm did He bring them
out of it;
Acts 13 18
For about the time of forty years he put up with them in the wilderness.
and for a time of about forty years he nursed them in the desert.
and about a period of forty years He did suffer their manners in the wilderness,
Acts 13 19
When he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land for an
inheritance, for about four hundred and fifty years.
And having destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an
inheritance.
and having destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He did divide by lot to
them their land.
Acts 13 20
After these things he gave them judges until Samuel, the prophet.
And after these things he gave [them] judges till Samuel the prophet, [to the end of]
about four hundred and fifty years.
`And after these things, about four hundred and fifty years, He gave judges -- till
Samuel the prophet;
Acts 13 21
Afterward they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul, the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of
Benjamin, for forty years.
And then they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul, son of Kis, a man of the tribe
of Benjamin, during forty years.
and thereafter they asked for a king, and God did give to them Saul, son of Kish, a
man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years;
Acts 13 22
When he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, to whom he also testified, `I have
found David, the son of Jesse, a man after my heart, who will do all my will.`
And having removed him he raised up to them David for king, of whom also bearing
witness he said, I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after my heart, who shall do all
my will.
and having removed him, He did raise up to them David for king, to whom also
having testified, he said, I found David, the [son] of Jesse, a man according to My
heart, who shall do all My will.
Acts 13 23
From this man`s seed, God has brought salvation to Israel according to his promise,
Of this man`s seed according to promise has God brought to Israel a Saviour, Jesus;
`Of this one`s seed God, according to promise, did raise to Israel a Saviour -- Jesus,
Acts 13 24
before his coming, when John had first preached the baptism of repentance to all the people of
Israel.
John having proclaimed before the face of his entry [among the people] [the] baptism of
repentance to all the people of Israel.
John having first preached, before his coming, a baptism of reformation to all the
people of Israel;
Acts 13 25
As John was fulfilling his course, he said, `What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. But
behold, there comes one after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.`
And as John was fulfilling his course he said, Whom do ye suppose that I am? *I* am not
[he]. But behold, there comes one after me, the sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to
loose.
and as John was fulfilling the course, he said, Whom me do ye suppose to be? I am
not [he], but, lo, he doth come after me, of whom I am not worthy to loose the
sandal of [his] feet.
Acts 13 26
Brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, the word of this
salvation is sent forth to you.
Brethren, sons of Abraham`s race, and those who among you fear God, to you has the word
of this salvation been sent:
`Men, brethren, sons of the race of Abraham, and those among you fearing God, to
you was the word of this salvation sent,
Acts 13 27
For those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they didn`t know him, nor the voices
of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him.
for those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, not having known him, have fulfilled
also the voices of the prophets which are read on every sabbath, [by] judging [him].
for those dwelling in Jerusalem, and their chiefs, this one not having known, also
the voices of the prophets, which every sabbath are being read -- having judged
[him] -- did fulfill,
Acts 13 28
Though they found no cause of death, they still asked Pilate to have him killed.
And having found no cause of death [in him], they begged of Pilate that he might be slain.
and no cause of death having found, they did ask of Pilate that he should be slain,
Acts 13 29
When they had fulfilled all things that were written about him, they took him down from the
tree, and laid him in a tomb.
And when they had fulfilled all things written concerning him, they took him down from
the cross and put him in a sepulchre;
and when they did complete all the things written about him, having taken [him]
down from the tree, they laid him in a tomb;
Acts 13 30
But God raised him from the dead,
but God raised him from among [the] dead,
and God did raise him out of the dead,
Acts 13 31
and he was seen for many days by those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are
his witnesses to the people.
who appeared for many days to those who had come up with him from Galilee to
Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.
and he was seen for many days of those who did come up with him from Galilee to
Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.
Acts 13 32
We bring you good news of the promise made to the fathers,
And *we* declare unto you the glad tidings of the promise made to the fathers,
`And we to you do proclaim good news -- that the promise made unto the fathers,
Acts 13 33
that God has fulfilled the same to us, their children, in that he raised up Jesus. As it is also
written in the second psalm, `You are my Son. Today I have become your father.`
that God has fulfilled this to us their children, having raised up Jesus; as it is also
written in the second psalm, *Thou* art my Son: this day have *I* begotten thee.
God hath in full completed this to us their children, having raised up Jesus, as
also in the second Psalm it hath been written, My Son thou art -- I to-day have
begotten thee.
Acts 13 34
"Concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he has
spoken thus: `I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.`
But that he raised him from among [the] dead, no more to return to corruption, he spoke
thus: I will give to you the faithful mercies of David.
`And that He did raise him up out of the dead, no more to return to corruption, he
hath said thus -- I will give to you the faithful kindnesses of David;
Acts 13 35
Therefore he says also in another psalm, `You will not allow your Holy One to see decay.`
Wherefore also he says in another, Thou wilt not suffer thy gracious one to see
corruption.
wherefore also in another [place] he saith, Thou shalt not give Thy kind One to see
corruption,
Acts 13 36
For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid
with his fathers, and saw decay.
For David indeed, having in his own generation ministered to the will of God, fell asleep,
and was added to his fathers and saw corruption.
for David, indeed, his own generation having served by the will of God, did fall
asleep, and was added unto his fathers, and saw corruption,
Acts 13 37
But he whom God raised up saw no decay.
But he whom God raised up did not see corruption.
but he whom God did raise up, did not see corruption.
Acts 13 38
Be it known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man is proclaimed to you remission of
sins,
Be it known unto you, therefore, brethren, that through this man remission of sins is
preached to you,
`Let it therefore be known to you, men, brethren, that through this one to you is
the forgiveness of sins declared,
Acts 13 39
and by him everyone who believes is justified from all things, from which you could not be
justified by the law of Moses.
and from all things from which ye could not be justified in the law of Moses, in him every
one that believes is justified.
and from all things from which ye were not able in the law of Moses to be declared
righteous, in this one every one who is believing is declared righteous;
Acts 13 40
Beware therefore, lest that come on you which is spoken in the prophets:
See therefore that that which is spoken in the prophets do not come upon [you],
see, therefore, it may not come upon you that hath been spoken in the prophets:
Acts 13 41
`Behold, you scoffers, and wonder, and perish; For I work a work in your days, A work which you
will in no way believe, if one declares it to you.`"
Behold, ye despisers, and wonder and perish; for *I* work a work in your days, a work
which ye will in no wise believe if one declare it to you.
See, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish, because a work I -- I do work in your
days, a work in which ye may not believe, though any one may declare [it] to you.`
Acts 13 42
So when the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be
preached to them the next Sabbath.
And as they went out they begged that these words might be spoken to them the ensuing
sabbath.
And having gone forth out of the synagogue of the Jews, the nations were calling
upon [them] that on the next sabbath these sayings may be spoken to them,
Acts 13 43
Now when the synagogue broke up, many of the Jews and of the devout proselytes followed Paul
and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, urged them to continue in the grace of God.
And the congregation of the synagogue having broken up, many of the Jews and of the
worshipping proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who speaking to them, persuaded
them to continue in the grace of God.
and the synagogue having been dismissed, many of the Jews and of the devout
proselytes did follow Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, were persuading
them to remain in the grace of God.
Acts 13 44
The next Sabbath almost the whole city was gathered together to hear the word of God.
And on the coming sabbath almost all the city was gathered together to hear the word of
God.
And on the coming sabbath, almost all the city was gathered together to hear the
word of God,
Acts 13 45
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the
things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed.
But the Jews, seeing the crowds, were filled with envy, and contradicted the things said
by Paul, [contradicting and] speaking injuriously.
and the Jews having seen the multitudes, were filled with zeal, and did contradict
the things spoken by Paul -- contradicting and speaking evil.
Acts 13 46
Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, and said, "It was necessary that God`s word should be
spoken to you first. Since indeed you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of
eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
And Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly and said, It was necessary that the word of God
should be first spoken to you; but, since ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves
unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the nations;
And speaking boldly, Paul and Barnabas said, `To you it was necessary that first
the word of God be spoken, and seeing ye do thrust it away, and do not judge
yourselves worthy of the life age-during, lo, we do turn to the nations;
Acts 13 47
For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, `I have set you as a light of the Gentiles, That you
should be for salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth.`"
for thus has the Lord enjoined us: I have set thee for a light of the nations, that thou
shouldest be for salvation to the end of the earth.
for so hath the Lord commanded us: I have set thee for a light of nations -- for thy
being for salvation unto the end of the earth.`
Acts 13 48
As the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of God. As many as were
appointed to eternal life believed.
And [those of] the nations, hearing it, rejoiced, and glorified the word of the Lord, and
believed, as many as were ordained to eternal life.
And the nations hearing were glad, and were glorifying the word of the Lord, and
did believe -- as many as were appointed to life age-during;
Acts 13 49
The Lord`s word was spread abroad throughout all the region.
And the word of the Lord was carried through the whole country.
and the word of the Lord was spread abroad through all the region.
Acts 13 50
But the Jews urged on the devout women of honorable estate, and the chief men of the city, and
stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out of their borders.
But the Jews excited the women of the upper classes who were worshippers, and the first
people of the city, and raised a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and cast them out
of their coasts.
And the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the first men of
the city, and did raise persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and did put them
out from their borders;
Acts 13 51
But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came to Iconium.
But they, having shaken off the dust of their feet against them, came to Iconium.
and they having shaken off the dust of their feet against them, came to Iconium,
Acts 13 52
The disciples were filled with joy with the Holy Spirit.
And the disciples were filled with joy and [the] Holy Spirit.
and the disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.


Study Questions

Who was chosen by the Holy Spirit? 13:2

Who was blinded? 13:8-11