7/24/13

From Gary... Going downhill...


I like this picture; it has a simplicity to it, yet it isn't childish.  Granted, it is not in the same class as something by Van Gogh or Rembrant but it is pleasing to look at.  Then, I noticed the name of the painter: Adolph Hitler!!!!   How could someone who could do this in his youth and later on be the cause of the death of literally millions of people?  Power, I think that Herr Hitler was corrupted by power.  He is not alone; for many people start out in a good way, only to fail later on in life.  Here is one example from the old testament...

1 Kings, Chapter 3

1 Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and Yahweh’s house, and the wall of Jerusalem all around.  2 Only the people sacrificed in the high places, because there was no house built for Yahweh’s name until those days.  3 Solomon loved Yahweh, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.  4 The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place. Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.  5 In Gibeon Yahweh appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” 

  6  Solomon said, “You have shown to your servant David my father great loving kindness, according as he walked before you in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with you. You have kept for him this great loving kindness, that you have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.  7 Now, Yahweh my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father. I am but a little child. I don’t know how to go out or come in.  8 Your servant is in the midst of your people which you have chosen, a great people, that can’t be numbered nor counted for multitude.  9 Give your servant therefore an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this your great people?” 

  10  The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.  11 God said to him, “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked for yourself long life, neither have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice;  12 behold, I have done according to your word. Behold, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart; so that there has been no one like you before you, neither after you shall any arise like you.  13 I have also given you that which you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that there shall not be any among the kings like you, all your days.  14 If you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.” 


1 Kings, Chapter 11
1 Now king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites;  2 of the nations concerning which Yahweh said to the children of Israel, “You shall not go among them, neither shall they come among you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon joined to these in love.  3 He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.  4 When Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father.  5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6 Solomon did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and didn’t go fully after Yahweh, as did David his father.  7 Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, on the mountain that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the children of Ammon.  8 So he did for all his foreign wives, who burnt incense and sacrificed to their gods.  9 Yahweh was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from Yahweh, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,  10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he didn’t keep that which Yahweh commanded.  11 Therefore Yahweh said to Solomon, “Because this is done by you, and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant. 12 Notwithstanding I will not do it in your days, for David your father’s sake; but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.  13 However I will not tear away all the kingdom; but I will give one tribe to your son, for David my servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake which I have chosen.” 

Solomon had a great attitude (in chapter 3).  He wanted only to serve and his humility is very plain for all to see.  I especially like 3:3

3 Solomon loved Yahweh, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places. 



When aged, Solomon lost his previous love for God and went after foreign gods. He had everything and lost everything when he abandoned the almighty.  God gives power, wealth, ability, and health.  I consider it selfish to ignore those blessings and focus in on yourself.  Also, a bit rude!!!  I know that Adolph Hitler and Solomon are negative examples, but sometimes you just need to see the bad to appreciate the good. Anyway, I will TRY TO REMEMBER BOTH THESE PEOPLE FOR HOW THEY STARTED and NOT HOW THEY FINISHED!!! It is probably a futile effort, but even in the worst of people there is something good.   Thought for today:  Over the course of your life, love God more and more and you will never end up a bad example!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 24


Bible Reading and Study, July 24


World English Bible



July 24
2 Chronicles 4-6

2Ch 4:1 Then he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits its length, and twenty cubits its breadth, and ten cubits its height.
2Ch 4:2 Also he made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass; and its height was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits encircled it.
2Ch 4:3 Under it was the likeness of oxen, which encircled it, for ten cubits, encircling the sea. The oxen were in two rows, cast when it was cast.
2Ch 4:4 It stood on twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set on them above, and all their hinder parts were inward.
2Ch 4:5 It was a handbreadth thick; and its brim was worked like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it received and held three thousand baths.
2Ch 4:6 He made also ten basins, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them; such things as belonged to the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.
2Ch 4:7 He made the ten lampstands of gold according to the ordinance concerning them; and he set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.
2Ch 4:8 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. He made one hundred basins of gold.
2Ch 4:9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.
2Ch 4:10 He set the sea on the right side of the house eastward, toward the south.
2Ch 4:11 Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basins. So Huram made an end of doing the work that he did for king Solomon in the house of God:
2Ch 4:12 the two pillars, and the bowls, and the two capitals which were on the top of the pillars, and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the top of the pillars,
2Ch 4:13 and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks; two rows of pomegranates for each network, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the pillars.
2Ch 4:14 He made also the bases, and the basins made he on the bases;
2Ch 4:15 one sea, and the twelve oxen under it.
2Ch 4:16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the forks, and all its vessels, did Huram his father make for king Solomon for the house of Yahweh of bright brass.
2Ch 4:17 In the plain of the Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.
2Ch 4:18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.
2Ch 4:19 Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables with the show bread on them;
2Ch 4:20 and the lampstands with their lamps, to burn according to the ordinance before the oracle, of pure gold;
2Ch 4:21 and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, of gold, and that perfect gold;
2Ch 4:22 and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the fire pans, of pure gold: and as for the entry of the house, the inner doors of it for the most holy place, and the doors of the main hall of the temple were of gold.
2Ch 5:1 Thus all the work that Solomon did for the house of Yahweh was finished. Solomon brought in the things that David his father had dedicated, even the silver, and the gold, and all the vessels, and put them in the treasuries of the house of God.
2Ch 5:2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the fathers' houses of the children of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh out of the city of David, which is Zion.
2Ch 5:3 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to the king at the feast, which was in the seventh month.
2Ch 5:4 All the elders of Israel came: and the Levites took up the ark;
2Ch 5:5 and they brought up the ark, and the Tent of Meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in the Tent; these did the priests the Levites bring up.
2Ch 5:6 King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled to him, were before the ark, sacrificing sheep and cattle, that could not be counted nor numbered for multitude.
2Ch 5:7 The priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to its place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubim.
2Ch 5:8 For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its poles above.
2Ch 5:9 The poles were so long that the ends of the poles were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen outside: and there it is to this day.
2Ch 5:10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put there at Horeb, when Yahweh made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.
2Ch 5:11 It happened, when the priests were come out of the holy place, (for all the priests who were present had sanctified themselves, and did not keep their divisions;
2Ch 5:12 also the Levites who were the singers, all of them, even Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and their brothers, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals and stringed instruments and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them one hundred twenty priests sounding with trumpets;)
2Ch 5:13 it happened, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking Yahweh; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised Yahweh, saying, For he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of Yahweh,
2Ch 5:14 so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of Yahweh filled the house of God.
2Ch 6:1 Then spoke Solomon, Yahweh has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
2Ch 6:2 But I have built you a house of habitation, and a place for you to dwell in forever.
2Ch 6:3 The king turned his face, and blessed all the assembly of Israel: and all the assembly of Israel stood.
2Ch 6:4 He said, Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, who spoke with his mouth to David my father, and has with his hands fulfilled it, saying,
2Ch 6:5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build a house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be prince over my people Israel:
2Ch 6:6 but I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
2Ch 6:7 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
2Ch 6:8 But Yahweh said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart:
2Ch 6:9 nevertheless you shall not build the house; but your son who shall come forth out of your body, he shall build the house for my name.
2Ch 6:10 Yahweh has performed his word that he spoke; for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as Yahweh promised, and have built the house for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
2Ch 6:11 There have I set the ark, in which is the covenant of Yahweh, which he made with the children of Israel.
2Ch 6:12 He stood before the altar of Yahweh in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands
2Ch 6:13 (for Solomon had made a bronze scaffold, five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and on it he stood, and kneeled down on his knees before all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven;)
2Ch 6:14 and he said, Yahweh, the God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven, or on earth; who keep covenant and loving kindness with your servants, who walk before you with all their heart;
2Ch 6:15 who have kept with your servant David my father that which you promised him: yes, you spoke with your mouth, and have fulfilled it with your hand, as it is this day.
2Ch 6:16 Now therefore, Yahweh, the God of Israel, keep with your servant David my father that which you have promised him, saying, There shall not fail you a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your children take heed to their way, to walk in my law as you have walked before me.
2Ch 6:17 Now therefore, Yahweh, the God of Israel, let your word be verified, which you spoke to your servant David.
2Ch 6:18 But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain you; how much less this house which I have built!
2Ch 6:19 Yet have respect for the prayer of your servant, and to his supplication, Yahweh my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which your servant prays before you;
2Ch 6:20 that your eyes may be open toward this house day and night, even toward the place where you have said that you would put your name; to listen to the prayer which your servant shall pray toward this place.
2Ch 6:21 Listen to the petitions of your servant, and of your people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: yes, hear from your dwelling place, even from heaven; and when you hear, forgive.
2Ch 6:22 If a man sin against his neighbor, and an oath is laid on him to cause him to swear, and he comes and swears before your altar in this house;
2Ch 6:23 then hear from heaven, and do, and judge your servants, bringing retribution to the wicked, to bring his way on his own head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
2Ch 6:24 If your people Israel be struck down before the enemy, because they have sinned against you, and shall turn again and confess your name, and pray and make supplication before you in this house;
2Ch 6:25 then hear from heaven, and forgive the sin of your people Israel, and bring them again to the land which you gave to them and to their fathers.
2Ch 6:26 When the sky is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against you; if they pray toward this place, and confess your name, and turn from their sin, when you afflict them:
2Ch 6:27 then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of your servants, and of your people Israel, when you teach them the good way in which they should walk; and send rain on your land, which you have given to your people for an inheritance.
2Ch 6:28 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, if there is blight or mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities; whatever plague or whatever sickness there be;
2Ch 6:29 whatever prayer and supplication be made by any man, or by all your people Israel, who shall know every man his own plague and his own sorrow, and shall spread forth his hands toward this house:
2Ch 6:30 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place and forgive, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart you know; (for you, even you only, know the hearts of the children of men;)
2Ch 6:31 that they may fear you, to walk in your ways, so long as they live in the land which you gave to our fathers.
2Ch 6:32 Moreover concerning the foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, when he shall come from a far country for your great name's sake, and your mighty hand, and your outstretched arm; when they shall come and pray toward this house:
2Ch 6:33 then hear from heaven, even from your dwelling place, and do according to all that the foreigner calls to you for; that all the peoples of the earth may know your name, and fear you, as does your people Israel, and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by your name.
2Ch 6:34 If your people go out to battle against their enemies, by whatever way you shall send them, and they pray to you toward this city which you have chosen, and the house which I have built for your name;
2Ch 6:35 then hear from heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
2Ch 6:36 If they sin against you (for there is no man who doesn't sin), and you are angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captive to a land far off or near;
2Ch 6:37 yet if they shall repent themselves in the land where they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication to you in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done perversely, and have dealt wickedly;
2Ch 6:38 if they return to you with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have carried them captive, and pray toward their land, which you gave to their fathers, and the city which you have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for your name:
2Ch 6:39 then hear from heaven, even from your dwelling place, their prayer and their petitions, and maintain their cause, and forgive your people who have sinned against you.
2Ch 6:40 Now, my God, let, I beg you, your eyes be open, and let your ears be attentive, to the prayer that is made in this place.
2Ch 6:41 Now therefore arise, Yahweh God, into your resting place, you, and the ark of your strength: let your priests, Yahweh God, be clothed with salvation, and let your saints rejoice in goodness.
2Ch 6:42 Yahweh God, don't turn away the face of your anointed: remember your loving kindnesses to David your servant. 


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 what the Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.
2 Chronicles



2 Chronicles 4 1
Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length of it, and twenty cubits the
breadth of it, and ten cubits the height of it.
And he made a brazen altar: its length was twenty cubits, and its breadth twenty cubits,
and its height ten cubits.
And he maketh an altar of brass, twenty cubits its length, and twenty cubits its
breadth, and ten cubits its height.
2 Chronicles 4 2
Also he made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass; and the height
of it was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits compassed it round about.
And he made the sea, molten, ten cubits from brim to brim, round all about; and its
height was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits encompassed it round about.
And he maketh the molten sea; ten by the cubit, from its edge unto its edge, round
in compass, and five by the cubit its height, and a line of thirty by the cubit doth
compass it, round about.
2 Chronicles 4 3
Under it was the likeness of oxen, which did compass it round about, for ten cubits, compassing
the sea round about. The oxen were in two rows, cast when it was cast.
And under it was the similitude of oxen, encompassing it round about, ten in a cubit
enclosing the sea round about, two rows of oxen, cast when it was cast.
And the likeness of oxen [is] under it, all round about encompassing it, ten in the
cubit, compassing the sea round about; two rows of oxen are cast in its being cast.
2 Chronicles 4 4
It stood on twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and
three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set on them
above, and all their hinder parts were inward.
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the
west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east; and the sea
was above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.
It is standing on twelve oxen, three facing the north, and three facing the west,
and three facing the south, and three facing the east, and the sea [is] upon them
above, and all their hinder parts [are] within.
2 Chronicles 4 5
It was a handbreadth thick; and the brim of it was worked like the brim of a cup, like the flower
of a lily: it received and held three thousand baths.
And its thickness was a hand-breadth, and its brim like the work of the brim of a cup,
with lily-blossoms; in capacity it held three thousand baths.
And its thickness [is] a handbreadth, and its lip as the work of the lip of a cup
flowered with lilies; taking hold -- baths three thousand it containeth.
2 Chronicles 4 6
He made also ten basins, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them;
such things as belonged to the burnt-offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the
priests to wash in.
And he made ten lavers, and put five on the right and five on the left, to wash in them:
they rinsed in them what they prepared for the burnt-offering; and the sea was for the
priests to wash in.
And he maketh ten lavers, and putteth five on the right, and five on the left, to
wash with them; the work of the burnt-offering they purge with them; and the sea
[is] for priests to wash with.
2 Chronicles 4 7
He made the ten lampstands of gold according to the ordinance concerning them; and he set
them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.
And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to the ordinance respecting them, and
set them in the temple, five on the right hand and five on the left.
And he maketh the ten candlesticks of gold, according to their ordinance, and
placeth in the temple, five on the right, and five on the left.
2 Chronicles 4 8
He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the
left. He made one hundred basins of gold.
And he made ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right hand and five on
the left. And he made a hundred golden bowls.
And he maketh ten tables, and placeth in the temple, five on the right, and five on
the left; and he maketh bowls of gold a hundred.
2 Chronicles 4 9
Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and
overlaid the doors of them with brass.
And he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and
overlaid the doors thereof with bronze.
And he maketh the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the
court, and their doors he hath overlaid with brass.
2 Chronicles 4 10
He set the sea on the right side [of the house] eastward, toward the south.
And he set the sea on the right side eastward, over against the south.
And the sea he hath placed on the right shoulder eastward, over-against the south.
2 Chronicles 4 11
Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basins. So Huram made an end of doing the work
that he did for king Solomon in the house of God:
And Huram made the pots and the shovels and the bowls. So Huram ended doing the work
that he made for king Solomon in the house of God:
And Huram maketh the pots, and the shovels, and the bowls, and Huram finisheth
to make the work that he made for king Solomon in the house of God;
2 Chronicles 4 12
the two pillars, and the bowls, and the two capitals which were on the top of the pillars, and the
two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the top of the pillars,
two pillars, and the globes and the capitals on the top of the pillars, two; and the two
networks, to cover the two globes of the capitals which were on the top of the pillars;
two pillars, and the bowls, and the crowns on the heads of the two pillars, and the
two wreaths to cover the two bowls of the crowns that [are] on the heads of the
pillars;
2 Chronicles 4 13
and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks; two rows of pomegranates for each
network, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the pillars.
and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for
one network, to cover the two globes of the capitals which were upon the pillars.
and the pomegranates four hundred to the two wreaths, two rows of pomegranates
to the one wreath, to cover the two bowls of the crowns that [are] on the front of
the pillars.
2 Chronicles 4 14
He made also the bases, and the basins made he on the bases;
And he made the bases, and he made the lavers on the bases;
And the bases he hath made; and the lavers he hath made on the bases;
2 Chronicles 4 15
one sea, and the twelve oxen under it.
one sea, and the twelve oxen under it.
the one sea, and the twelve oxen under it,
2 Chronicles 4 16
The pots also, and the shovels, and the flesh-hooks, and all the vessels of it, did Huram his father
make for king Solomon for the house of Yahweh of bright brass.
And the pots, and the shovels, and the forks, and all their instruments did Huram Abiv
make king Solomon for the house of Jehovah, of bright brass.
and the pots, and the shovels, and the forks, and all their vessels, hath Huram his
father made for king Solomon, for the house of Jehovah, of brass purified.
2 Chronicles 4 17
In the plain of the Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and
Zeredah.
In the plain of the Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay-ground between Succoth
and Zeredathah.
In the circuit of the Jordan hath the king cast them, in the thick soil of the
ground, between Succoth and Zeredathah.
2 Chronicles 4 18
Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be
found out.
And Solomon made all these vessels in great number; for the weight of the brass was not
ascertained.
And Solomon maketh all these vessels in great abundance, that the weight of the
brass hath not been searched out.
2 Chronicles 4 19
Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables
whereon was the show bread;
And Solomon made all the vessels that were [in] the house of God: the golden altar; and
the tables whereon was the shewbread;
And Solomon maketh all the vessels that [are for] the house of God, and the altar of
gold, and the tables, and on them [is] bread of the presence;
2 Chronicles 4 20
and the lampstands with their lamps, to burn according to the ordinance before the oracle, of
pure gold;
and the candlesticks with their lamps to burn according to the ordinance before the
oracle, of pure gold;
and the candlesticks, and their lamps, for their burning according to the
ordinance, before the oracle, of gold refined;
2 Chronicles 4 21
and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, of gold, and that perfect gold;
and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, of gold (it was perfect gold);
and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold -- it [is] the perfection of
gold;
2 Chronicles 4 22
and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the fire pans, of pure gold: and as for the
entry of the house, the inner doors of it for the most holy place, and the doors of the house, [to
wit], of the temple, were of gold.
and the knives, and the bowls, and the cups, and the censers, of pure gold; and the
entrance of the house, the inner folding-doors thereof for the most holy place, and the
doors of the house, of the temple, of gold.
and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the spoons, and the censers, of gold refined,
and the opening of the house, its innermost doors to the holy of holies, and the
doors of the house to the temple, of gold.
2 Chronicles 5 1
Thus all the work that Solomon did for the house of Yahweh was finished. Solomon brought in
the things that David his father had dedicated, even the silver, and the gold, and all the vessels,
and put them in the treasuries of the house of God.
And all the work was finished that Solomon made for the house of Jehovah. And Solomon
brought in the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold,
and all the vessels he put among the treasures of the house of God.
And all the work that Solomon made for the house of Jehovah is finished, and
Solomon bringeth in the sanctified things of David his father, and the silver, and
the gold, and all the vessels he hath put among the treasures of the house of God.
2 Chronicles 5 2
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the
fathers` [houses] of the children of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of
Yahweh out of the city of David, which is Zion.
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of
the fathers of the children of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of
Jehovah out of the city of David, which is Zion.
Then doth Solomon assemble the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes,
princes of the fathers of the sons of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of
the covenant of Jehovah from the city of David -- it [is] Zion.
2 Chronicles 5 3
nd all the men of Israel assembled themselves to the king at the feast, which was [in] the seventh
month.
And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to the king at the feast, that of the
seventh month.
And assembled unto the king are all the men of Israel in the feast -- it [is] the
seventh month;
2 Chronicles 5 4
All the elders of Israel came: and the Levites took up the ark;
And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the ark.
and all the elders of Israel come in, and the Levites lift up the ark,
2 Chronicles 5 5
and they brought up the ark, and the tent of meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in the
Tent; these did the priests the Levites bring up.
And they brought up the ark, and the tent of meeting, and all the holy vessels that were
in the tent: the priests, the Levites, brought them up.
and they bring up the ark, and the tent of meeting, and all the vessels of the
sanctuary that [are] in the tent; brought them up have the priests, the Levites;
2 Chronicles 5 6
King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled to him, were before the
ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be counted nor numbered for multitude.
And king Solomon, and all the assembly of Israel, that were assembled to him before the
ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen which could not be counted nor numbered for multitude.
and king Solomon and all the company of Israel who are convened unto him before
the ark are sacrificing sheep and oxen, that are not counted nor numbered from
multitude.
2 Chronicles 5 7
The priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to its place, into the oracle of the
house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubim.
And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Jehovah to its place, into the oracle
of the house, into the most holy place, under the wings of the cherubim;
And the priests bring in the ark of the covenant of Jehovah unto its place, unto
the oracle of the house, unto the holy of holies, unto the place of the wings of the
cherubs;
2 Chronicles 5 8
For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered
the ark and the poles of it above.
and the cherubim stretched forth [their] wings over the place of the ark, and the
cherubim covered the ark and its staves above.
and the cherubs are spreading out wings over the place of the ark, and the
cherubs cover over the ark, and over its staves, from above;
2 Chronicles 5 9
The poles were so long that the ends of the poles were seen from the ark before the oracle; but
they were not seen outside: and there it is to this day.
And the staves were long, so that the ends of the staves were seen outside the ark before
the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there they are to this day.
and they lengthen the staves, and the heads of the staves are seen out of the ark on
the front of the oracle, and they are not seen without; and it is there unto this day.
2 Chronicles 5 10
There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put [there] at Horeb, when
Yahweh made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.
There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put there at Horeb, when
Jehovah made [a covenant] with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.
There is nothing in the ark but the two tables that Moses gave in Horeb, where
Jehovah covenanted with the sons of Israel, in their going out from Egypt.
2 Chronicles 5 11
It happened, when the priests were come out of the holy place, (for all the priests who were
present had sanctified themselves, and did not keep their courses;
And it came to pass when the priests were come out of the holy place (for all the priests
that were present were hallowed without observing the courses;
And it cometh to pass, in the going out of the priests from the sanctuary -- for all
the priests who are present have sanctified themselves, there is none to watch by
courses,
2 Chronicles 5 12
also the Levites who were the singers, all of them, even Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons
and their brothers, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the
east end of the altar, and with them one hundred twenty priests sounding with trumpets;)
and the Levites the singers, all they of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and
their brethren, clad in byssus, with cymbals and lutes and harps, stood at the east end of
the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets),
and the Levites, the singers, to all of them, to Asaph, to Heman, to Jeduthun, and to
their sons, and to their brethren, clothed in white linen, with cymbals, and with
psalteries, and harps, are standing on the east of the altar, and with them priests,
to a hundred and twenty, blowing with trumpets --
2 Chronicles 5 13
it happened, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in
praising and thanking Yahweh; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and
cymbals and instruments of music, and praised Yahweh, [saying], For he is good; for his
lovingkindness endures forever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of
Yahweh,
-- it came to pass when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one voice to be
heard in praising and thanking Jehovah; and when they lifted up their voice with
trumpets, and cymbals, and instruments of music, and praised Jehovah: For he is good,
for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever; that then the house, the house of Jehovah, was
filled with a cloud,
yea, it cometh to pass, as one [are] trumpeters and singers, to sound -- one voice --
to praise and to give thanks to Jehovah, and at the lifting up of the sound with
trumpets, and with cymbals, and with instruments of song, and at giving praise
to Jehovah, for good, for to the age [is] His kindness, that the house is filled with a
cloud -- the house of Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 5 14
so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of Yahweh
filled the house of God.
and the priests could not stand to do their service because of the cloud; for the glory ofle
Jehovah had filled the house of God.
and the priests have not been able to stand to minister from the presence of the
cloud, for the honour of Jehovah hath filled the house of God.
2 Chronicles 6 1
Then spoke Solomon, Yahweh has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Then said Solomon: Jehovah said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Then said Solomon, `Jehovah said -- to dwell in thick darkness,
2 Chronicles 6 2
But I have built you a house of habitation, and a place for you to dwell in forever.
But I have built a house of habitation for thee, even a settled place for thee to abide in
for ever.
and I -- I have built a house of habitation for Thee, and a fixed place for Thy
dwelling to the ages.`
2 Chronicles 6 3
The king turned his face, and blessed all the assembly of Israel: and all the assembly of Israel
stood.
And the king turned his face and blessed the whole congregation of Israel; and the whole
congregation of Israel stood.
And the king turneth round his face, and blesseth the whole assembly of Israel,
and the whole assembly of Israel is standing,
2 Chronicles 6 4
He said, Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, who spoke with his mouth to David my father, and
has with his hands fulfilled it, saying,
And he said: Blessed be Jehovah the God of Israel, who spoke with his mouth unto David
my father, and hath with his hands fulfilled it, saying,
and he saith, `Blessed [is] Jehovah, God of Israel, who hath spoken with His mouth
with David my father, and with His hands hath fulfilled [it], saying:
2 Chronicles 6 5
Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the
tribes of Israel to build a house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be
prince over my people Israel:
Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city out of
all the tribes of Israel to build a house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I
any man to be prince over my people Israel:
`From the day that I brought out My people from the land of Egypt, I have not fixed
on a city out of any of the tribes of Israel to build a house for my name being
there, and I have not fixed on a man to be leader over My people Israel;
2 Chronicles 6 6
but I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my
people Israel.
but I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and I have chosen David to be
over my people Israel.
and I fix on Jerusalem for My name being there, and I fix on David to be over My
people Israel.
2 Chronicles 6 7
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of Yahweh, the God of
Israel.
And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house unto the name of Jehovah the
God of Israel.
`And it is with the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of
Jehovah God of Israel,
2 Chronicles 6 8
But Yahweh said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name,
you did well that it was in your heart:
But Jehovah said to David my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house unto my
name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart;
and Jehovah saith unto David my father, Because that it hath been with thy heart
to build a house for My name, thou hast done well that it hath been with thy heart,
2 Chronicles 6 9
nevertheless you shall not build the house; but your son who shall come forth out of your loins,
he shall build the house for my name.
nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy
loins, he shall build the house unto my name.
but thou dost not build the house, for thy son who cometh forth out from thy loins,
he doth build the house for My name.
2 Chronicles 6 10
Yahweh has performed his word that he spoke; for I am risen up in the room of David my father,
and sit on the throne of Israel, as Yahweh promised, and have built the house for the name of
Yahweh, the God of Israel.
And Jehovah has performed his word which he spoke; and I am risen up in the room of
David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as Jehovah promised, and I have built the
house unto the name of Jehovah the God of Israel.
`And Jehovah doth establish His word that He spake, and I rise up in the stead of
David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as Jehovah spake, and I build the
house for the name of Jehovah, God of Israel,
2 Chronicles 6 11
There have I set the ark, in which is the covenant of Yahweh, which he made with the children
of Israel.
And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the covenant of Jehovah, which he made with the
children of Israel.
and I place there the ark, where [is] the covenant of Jehovah that He made with
the sons of Israel.`
2 Chronicles 6 12
He stood before the altar of Yahweh in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth
his hands
And he stood before the altar of Jehovah in the presence of the whole congregation of
Israel, and spread forth his hands.
And he standeth before the altar of Jehovah, over-against all the assembly of Israel,
and spreadeth out his hand, --
2 Chronicles 6 13
(for Solomon had made a brazen scaffold, five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three
cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and on it he stood, and kneeled down on his
knees before all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven;)
For Solomon had made a platform of bronze, five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and
three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and upon it he stood, and he
kneeled down on his knees before the whole congregation of Israel, and spread forth his
hands toward the heavens,
for Solomon hath made a scaffold of brass, and putteth it in the midst of the court,
five cubits its length, and five cubits its breadth, and three cubits its height, and
he standeth upon it, and kneeleth on his knees over-against all the assembly of
Israel, and spreadeth forth his hands towards the heavens --
2 Chronicles 6 14
and he said, Yahweh, the God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven, or on earth; who keep
covenant and lovingkindness with your servants, who walk before you with all their heart;
and said, Jehovah, God of Israel! there is no God like thee, in the heavens or on the earth,
who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their
heart;
and saith, `O Jehovah God of Israel, there is not like Thee a god in the heavens and
in the earth, keeping the covenant and the kindness for Thy servants who are
walking before Thee with all their heart;
2 Chronicles 6 15
who have kept with your servant David my father that which you did promise him: yes, you
spoke with your mouth, and have fulfilled it with your hand, as it is this day.
who hast kept with thy servant David my father that which thou didst promise him; thou
spokest with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled [it] with thy hand as at this day.
who hast kept for Thy servant David my father that which Thou didst speak to
him; yea, Thou dost speak with Thy mouth, and with Thy hand hast fulfilled [it], as
at this day.
2 Chronicles 6 16
Now therefore, Yahweh, the God of Israel, keep with your servant David my father that which you
have promised him, saying, There shall not fail you a man in my sight to sit on the throne of
Israel, if only your children take heed to their way, to walk in my law as you have walked before
me.
And now, Jehovah, God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which thou
hast promised him saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne
of Israel, if only thy sons take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked
before me.
`And now, O Jehovah, God of Israel, keep for Thy servant David my father that
which Thou didst speak to him, saying, There is not cut off to thee a man from
before Me, sitting on the throne of Israel, only, if thy sons watch their way to walk
in My law, as thou hast walked before Me.
2 Chronicles 6 17
Now therefore, Yahweh, the God of Israel, let your word be verified, which you spoke to your
servant David.
And now, Jehovah, God of Israel, let thy wolerd be verified which thou hast spoken unto thy
servant David.
`And now, O Jehovah, God of Israel, is Thy word stedfast that Thou hast spoken to
Thy servant, to David,
2 Chronicles 6 18
But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of
heavens can`t contain you; how much less this house which I have built!
But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? behold, the heavens and the heaven of
heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!
(for is it true? -- God dwelleth with man on the earth! Lo, the heavens, and the
heavens of the heavens, do not contain Thee, how much less this house that I have
built?)
2 Chronicles 6 19
Yet have you respect to the prayer of your servant, and to his supplication, Yahweh my God, to
listen to the cry and to the prayer which your servant prays before you;
Yet have respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, Jehovah, my God,
to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee;
`And Thou hast turned unto the prayer of Thy servant, and unto his supplication,
O Jehovah my God, to hearken unto the cry and unto the prayer that Thy servant is
praying before Thee,
2 Chronicles 6 20
that your eyes may be open toward this house day and night, even toward the place whereof leyou
have said that you would put your name there; to listen to the prayer which your servant shall
pray toward this place.
that thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night, upon the place in which thou
hast said thou wouldest put thy name: to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant
prayeth toward this place.
for Thine eyes being open towards this house by day and by night, towards the
place that Thou hast said to put Thy name there, to hearken unto the prayer that
Thy servant prayeth towards this place.
2 Chronicles 6 21
Listen you to the petitions of your servant, and of your people Israel, when they shall pray
toward this place: yes, hear from your dwelling-place, even from heaven; and when you hear,
forgive.
And hearken unto the supplications of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they
shall pray toward this place, and hear thou from thy dwelling-place, from the heavens,
and when thou hearest, forgive.
`And Thou hast hearkened unto the supplications of Thy servant, and of Thy people
Israel, that they pray towards this place, and Thou dost hear from the place of Thy
dwelling, from the heavens, and hast hearkened, and forgiven.
2 Chronicles 6 22
If a man sin against his neighbor, and an oath is laid on him to cause him to swear, and he comes
and swears before your altar in this house;
If a man have sinned against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to adjure him,
and the oath come before thine altar in this house;
`If a man doth sin against his neighbour, and he hath lifted up on him an oath to
cause him to swear, and the oath hath come in before Thine altar in this house --
2 Chronicles 6 23

Study Questions

How much could the sea hold? 4:1-5

In what month was the Ark brought into the temple? 5:3

What was in the Ark? 5:10

What were the dimensions of the bronze platform? 6:13





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Jul. 24, 25
Acts 15

Act 15:1 Some men came down from Judea and taught the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised after the custom of Moses, you can't be saved."
Act 15:2 Therefore when Paul and Barnabas had no small discord and discussion with them, they appointed Paul and Barnabas, and some others of them, to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders about this question.
Act 15:3 They, being sent on their way by the assembly, passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles. They caused great joy to all the brothers.
Act 15:4 When they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the assembly and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all things that God had done with them.
Act 15:5 But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses."
Act 15:6 The apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.
Act 15:7 When there had been much discussion, Peter rose up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that a good while ago God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the nations should hear the word of the Good News, and believe.
Act 15:8 God, who knows the heart, testified about them, giving them the Holy Spirit, just like he did to us.
Act 15:9 He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.
Act 15:10 Now therefore why do you tempt God, that you should put a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Act 15:11 But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they are."
Act 15:12 All the multitude kept silence, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul reporting what signs and wonders God had done among the nations through them.
Act 15:13 After they were silent, James answered, "Brothers, listen to me.
Act 15:14 Simeon has reported how God first visited the nations, to take out of them a people for his name.
Act 15:15 This agrees with the words of the prophets. As it is written,
Act 15:16 'After these things I will return. I will again build the tabernacle of David, which has fallen. I will again build its ruins. I will set it up,
Act 15:17 That the rest of men may seek after the Lord; All the Gentiles who are called by my name, Says the Lord, who does all these things.
Act 15:18 All his works are known to God from eternity.'
Act 15:19 "Therefore my judgment is that we don't trouble those from among the Gentiles who turn to God,
Act 15:20 but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood.
Act 15:21 For Moses from generations of old has in every city those who preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath."
Act 15:22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole assembly, to choose men out of their company, and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas: Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, chief men among the brothers.
Act 15:23 They wrote these things by their hand: "The apostles, the elders, and the brothers, to the brothers who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: greetings.
Act 15:24 Because we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, 'You must be circumcised and keep the law,' to whom we gave no commandment;
Act 15:25 it seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose out men and send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
Act 15:26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Act 15:27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who themselves will also tell you the same things by word of mouth.
Act 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay no greater burden on you than these necessary things:
Act 15:29 that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality, from which if you keep yourselves, it will be well with you. Farewell."
Act 15:30 So, when they were sent off, they came to Antioch. Having gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter.
Act 15:31 When they had read it, they rejoiced over the encouragement.
Act 15:32 Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers with many words, and strengthened them.
Act 15:33 After they had spent some time there, they were sent back with greetings from the brothers to the apostles.
Act 15:34 But it seemed good to Silas to stay there.
Act 15:35 But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
Act 15:36 After some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let's return now and visit our brothers in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, to see how they are doing."
Act 15:37 Barnabas planned to take John, who was called Mark, with them also.
Act 15:38 But Paul didn't think that it was a good idea to take with them someone who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia, and didn't go with them to do the work.
Act 15:39 Then the contention grew so sharp that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him, and sailed away to Cyprus,
Act 15:40 but Paul chose Silas, and went out, being commended by the brothers to the grace of God.
Act 15:41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the assemblies. 




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Acts


Acts 15 1
Some men came down from Judea and taught the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised after the
custom of Moses, you can`t be saved."
And certain persons, having come down from Judaea, taught the brethren, If ye shall not
have been circumcised according to the custom of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
And certain having come down from Judea, were teaching the brethren -- `If ye be
not circumcised after the custom of Moses, ye are not able to be saved;`
Acts 15 2
Therefore when Paul and Barnabas had no small discord and discussion with them, they
appointed Paul and Barnabas, and some others of them, to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and
elders about this question.
A commotion therefore having taken place, and no small discussion on the part of Paul
and Barnabas against them, they arranged that Paul and Barnabas, and certain others
from amongst them, should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders about this
question.
there having been, therefore, not a little dissension and disputation to Paul and
Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas, and certain others of
them, to go up unto the apostles and elders to Jerusalem about this question,
Acts 15 3
They, being sent on their way by the assembly, passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria,
declaring the conversion of the Gentiles. They caused great joy to all the brothers.
They therefore, having been set on their way by the assembly, passed through Phoenicia
and Samaria, relating the conversion of [those of] the nations. And they caused great joy
to all the brethren.
they indeed, then, having been sent forward by the assembly, were passing
through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the nations, and they
were causing great joy to all the brethren.
Acts 15 4
When they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the assembly and the apostles and the
elders, and they reported all things that God had done with them.
And being arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the assembly, and the apostles,
and the elders, and related all that God had wrought with them.
And having come to Jerusalem, they were received by the assembly, and the
apostles, and the elders, they declared also as many things as God did with them;
Acts 15 5
But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise
them, and to charge them to keep the law of Moses."
And some of those who were of the sect of the Pharisees, who believed, rose up from
among [them], saying that they ought to circumcise them and enjoin them to keep the
law of Moses.
and there rose up certain of those of the sect of the Pharisees who believed, saying
-- `It behoveth to circumcise them, to command them also to keep the law of
Moses.`
Acts 15 6
The apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.
And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.
And there were gathered together the apostles and the elders, to see about this
matter,
Acts 15 7
When there had been much discussion, Peter rose up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that
a good while ago God made choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the
word of the gospel, and believe.
And much discussion having taken place, Peter, standing up, said to them, Brethren, *ye*
know that from the earliest days God amongst you chose that the nations by my mouth
should hear the word of the glad tidings and believe.
and there having been much disputing, Peter having risen up said unto them,
`Men, brethren, ye know that from former days, God among us did make choice,
through my mouth, for the nations to hear the word of the good news, and to
believe;
Acts 15 8
God, who knows the heart, testified about them, giving them the Holy Spirit, just like he did to
us.
And the heart-knowing God bore them witness, giving [them] the Holy Spirit as to us also,
and the heart-knowing God did bare them testimony, having given to them the
Holy Spirit, even as also to us,
Acts 15 9
He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.
and put no difference between us and them, having purified their hearts by faith.
and did put no difference also between us and them, by the faith having purified their hearts;
Acts 15 10
Now therefore why do you tempt God, that you should put a yoke on the neck of the disciples
which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Now therefore why tempt ye God, by putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which
neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?
now, therefore, why do ye tempt God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples,
which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Acts 15 11le
But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they are."
But we believe that we shall be saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same manner
as they also.
but, through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we believe to be saved, even as also
they.`
Acts 15 12
All the multitude kept silence, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul reporting what signs and
wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.
And all the multitude kept silence and listened to Barnabas and Paul relating all the
signs and wonders which God had wrought among the nations by them.
And all the multitude did keep silence, and were hearkening to Barnabas and
Paul, declaring as many signs and wonders as God did among the nations through
them;
Acts 15 13
After they were silent, James answered, "Brothers, listen to me.
And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Brethren, listen to me:
and after they are silent, James answered, saying, `Men, brethren, hearken to me;
Acts 15 14
Simeon has reported how God first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
Simon has related how God first visited to take out of [the] nations a people for his name.
Simeon did declare how at first God did look after to take out of the nations a
people for His name,
Acts 15 15
This agrees with the words of the prophets. As it is written,
And with this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written:
and to this agree the words of the prophets, as it hath been written:
Acts 15 16
`After these things I will return. I will again build the tent of David, which has fallen. I will
again build its ruins. I will set it up:
After these things I will return, and will rebuild the tabernacle of David which is fallen,
and will rebuild its ruins, and will set it up,
After these things I will turn back, and I will build again the tabernacle of David,
that is fallen down, and its ruins I will build again, and will set it upright --
Acts 15 17
That the rest of men may seek after the Lord; All the Gentiles who are called by my name, Says
the Lord, who does all these things.
so that the residue of men may seek out the Lord, and all the nations on whom my name is
invoked, saith [the] Lord, who does these things
that the residue of men may seek after the Lord, and all the nations, upon whom
My name hath been called, saith the Lord, who is doing all these things.
Acts 15 18
All his works are known to God from eternity.`
known from eternity.
`Known from the ages to God are all His works;
Acts 15 19
"Therefore my judgment is that we don`t trouble those from among the Gentiles who turn to God,
Wherefore *I* judge, not to trouble those who from the nations turn to God;
wherefore I judge: not to trouble those who from the nations do turn back to God,
Acts 15 20
but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality,
from what is strangled, and from blood.
but to write to them to abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from
what is strangled, and from blood.
but to write to them to abstain from the pollutions of the idols, and the
whoredom, and the strangled thing; and the blood;
Acts 15 21
For Moses from generations of old has in every city those who preach him, being read in the
synagogues every Sabbath."
For Moses, from generations of old, has in every city those who preach him, being read in
the synagogues every sabbath.
for Moses from former generations in every city hath those preaching him -- in
the synagogues every sabbath being read.`
Acts 15 22
Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole assembly, to choose men out
of their company, and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas: Judas called Barsabbas, and
Silas, chief men among the brothers.
Then it seemed good to the apostles and to the elders, with the whole assembly, to send
chosen men from among them with Paul and Barnabas to Antioch, Judas called Barsabas
and Silas, leading men among the brethren,
Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole assembly,
chosen men out of themselves to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas -- Judas
surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren --
Acts 15 23
They wrote these things by their hand: "The apostles, the elders, and the brothers, to the
brothers who are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: greetings.
having by their hand written [thus]: The apostles, and the elders, and the brethren, to
the brethren who are from among [the] nations at Antioch, and [in] Syria and Cilicia,
greeting:
having written through their hand thus: `The apostles, and the elders, and the
brethren, to those in Antioch, and Syria, and Cilicia, brethren, who [are] of the
nations, greeting;
Acts 15 24
Because we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words,
unsettling your souls, saying, `You must be circumcised and keep the law,` to whom we gave no
commandment;
Inasmuch as we have heard that some who went out from amongst us have troubled you by
words, upsetting your souls, [saying that ye must be circumcised and keep the law]; to
whom we gave no commandment;
seeing we have heard that certain having gone forth from us did trouble you with
words, subverting your souls, saying to be circumcised and to keep the law, to
whom we did give no charge,
Acts 15 25
it seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose out men and send them to you with
our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
it seemed good to us, having arrived at a common judgment, to send chosen men to you
with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
it seemed good to us, having come together with one accord, chosen men to send
unto you, with our beloved Barnabas and Paul --
Acts 15 26
men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
men who have given up their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
men who have given up their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ --
Acts 15 27
We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who themselves will also tell you the same things by
word of mouth.
We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who themselves also will tell you by word [of
mouth] the same things.
we have sent, therefore, Judas and Silas, and they by word are telling the same
things.
Acts 15 28
For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay no greater burden on you than these
necessary things:
For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden
than these necessary things:
`For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, no more burden to lay upon you,
except these necessary things:
Acts 15 29
that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from
sexual immorality, from which if you keep yourselves, it will be well with you. Farewell."
to abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what is strangled,
and from fornication; keeping yourselves from which ye will do well. Farewell.
to abstain from things offered to idols, and blood, and a strangled thing, and
whoredom; from which keeping yourselves, ye shall do well; be strong!`
Acts 15 30
So, when they were sent off, they came to Antioch. Having gathered the multitude together, they
delivered the letter.
They therefore, being let go, came to Antioch, and having gathered the multitude
delivered to [them] the epistle.
They then, indeed, having been let go, went to Antioch, and having brought the
multitude together, did deliver the epistle,
Acts 15 31
When they had read it, they rejoiced for the consolation.
And having read it, they rejoiced at the consolation.
and they having read, did rejoice for the consolation;
Acts 15 32
Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers with many words, and
strengthened them.
And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with much
discourse, and strengthened them.
Judas also and Silas, being themselves also prophets, through much discourse did
exhort the brethren, and confirm,
Acts 15 33
After they had spent some time there, they were sent back with greetings from the brothers to
the apostles.
And having passed some time [there], they were let go in peace from the brethren to
those who sent them.
and having passed some time, they were let go with peace from the brethren unto
the apostles;
Acts 15 35
But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with
many others also.
And Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and announcing the glad tidings,
with many others also, of the word of the Lord.
And Paul and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and proclaiming good
news -- with many others also -- the word of the Lord;
Acts 15 36
After some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let`s return now and visit our brothers in every city in
which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, to see how they are doing."
But after certain days Paul said to Barnabas, Let us return now and visit the brethren in
every city where we have announced the word of the Lord, [and see] how they are getting
on.
and after certain days, Paul said unto Barnabas, `Having turned back again, we
may look after our brethren, in every city in which we have preached the word of
the Lord -- how they are.`
Acts 15 37
Barnabas planned to take John with them also, who was called Mark.
And Barnabas proposed to take with [them] John also, called Mark;
And Barnabas counseled to take with [them] John called Mark,
Acts 15 38
But Paul didn`t think that it was a good idea to take with them someone who withdrew from
them from Pamphylia, and didn`t go with them to do the work.
but Paul thought it not well to take with them him who had abandoned them, [going
back] from Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work.
and Paul was not thinking it good to take him with them who withdrew from
them from Pamphylia, and did not go with them to the work;
Acts 15 39
Then there arose a sharp contention, so that they separated from each other. Barnabas took
Mark with him, and sailed away to Cyprus,
There arose therefore very warm feeling, so that they separated from one another; and
Barnabas taking Mark sailed away to Cyprus;
there came, therefore, a sharp contention, so that they were parted from one
another, and Barnabas having taken Mark, did sail to Cyprus,
Acts 15 40
but Paul chose Silas, and went out, being commended by the brothers to the grace of God.
but Paul having chosen Silas went forth, committed by the brethren to the grace of God.
and Paul having chosen Silas, went forth, having been given up to the grace of God
by the brethren;
Acts 15 41
He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the assemblies.
And he passed through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the assemblies.
and he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the assemblies.



Study Questions


What did the brethren from Judea teach? 15:1

How are we saved? 15:11

What "burden" was laid upon the Gentiles? 15:28, 29