7/26/13

From Gary... A little more contrast, please!!!


It is the rainy season in Florida, so every day, several times a day- it rains!!!  Most of the time the sky is a grey overcast after a rain (or so it seems, anyway), but sometimes you see things like the above picture.  And then, there is an obvious difference in surroundings. Jesus was with his disciples for 3 years and it took his death, burial and RESURRECTION for them to really get the message!!!  But, when they finally got it- WOW! This picture and the following song reminded me of the resurrection and how life must have seemed so radically different for Jesus' small band of followers on that wonderful day...

Easter Song
Words and music: Annie Herring © 1974 Latter Rain Music (ASCAP), Adm. by Sparrow Corp.
This song also appeared on Travelin' Shoes by Acappella, Hear It In Our Voice by The Acappella Company,  and The Acappella Project by Glad.
Swahili Translation: Richard Chowning
Lead: Gary Moyers
Lyrics:
(Swahili intro)
Verse 1:
Hear the bells ringin' (hallelujah)
Hear the bells singin' (hallelujah)
We can be born again
(Hallelujah)
Hear the bells ringin' (hallelujah)
Hear the angels singin' (hallelujah)
We can be born again
(Hallelujah)
The angels up on the tombstone (hallelujah)
Said He is risen just as He said (hallelujah, hallelujah)
Quickly now, go tell His disciples that Jesus Christ is no longer dead! (hallelujah)
Joy to the world!
He is risen
Hallelujah
He's risen
Hallelujah
He's risen
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
(Swahili Interlude)
Repeat Verse 1 (with double echo)
The angels up on the tombstone (hallelujah)
Said He is risen just as He said (hallelujah, hallelujah)
Quickly now, go tell His disciples that Jesus Christ is no longer dead! (hallelujah)
Joy to the world!
He is risen
Hallelujah
He's risen
Hallelujah
He's risen
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
(Swahili Outro)
Scriptural Reference:
"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."  Matthew 28:6-7
"He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.'" Mark 16:6-7


For me, EVERY DAY ABOVE GROUND IS A GOOD DAY!!!  Why?  Because I have hope.  A hope that is not centered in my works to get to heaven, but on what Jesus has done for me.  The GOOD LORD IN HEAVEN knows all my faults and loves me anyway.  Its up to me to try to live the best I can and let Jesus help me with the rest.  It is like this...

I John, Chapter 1
 5  This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.  6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don’t tell the truth.  7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.  8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  10 If we say that we haven’t sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 

Since we know that God doesn't play favorites (Acts 10:34,35), it naturally follows that what is good for me is good for you.  Turn once again to the risen savior and live this day just as if it was that first day after Jesus' resurrection.  You may not see dramatic clouds in the sky, but there will be a certain something special in your heart- I promise!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 26




Bible Reading and Study, July 26

World English Bible

July 26
2 Chronicles 10-12

2Ch 10:1 Rehoboam went to Shechem; for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.
2Ch 10:2 It happened, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it, (for he was in Egypt, where he had fled from the presence of king Solomon), that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt.
2Ch 10:3 They sent and called him; and Jeroboam and all Israel came, and they spoke to Rehoboam, saying,
2Ch 10:4 Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you.
2Ch 10:5 He said to them, Come again to me after three days. The people departed.
2Ch 10:6 King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel do you give me to return answer to this people?
2Ch 10:7 They spoke to him, saying, If you are kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.
2Ch 10:8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.
2Ch 10:9 He said to them, What counsel do you give, that we may return answer to this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke that your father did put on us lighter?
2Ch 10:10 The young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus you shall tell the people who spoke to you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but make it lighter on us; thus you shall say to them, My little finger is thicker than my father's waist.
2Ch 10:11 Now whereas my father burdened you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
2Ch 10:12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king bade, saying, Come to me again the third day.
2Ch 10:13 The king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,
2Ch 10:14 and spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
2Ch 10:15 So the king didn't listen to the people; for it was brought about of God, that Yahweh might establish his word, which he spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
2Ch 10:16 When all Israel saw that the king didn't listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to your tents, Israel: now see to your own house, David. So all Israel departed to their tents.
2Ch 10:17 But as for the children of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
2Ch 10:18 Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was over the men subject to forced labor; and the children of Israel stoned him to death with stones. King Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
2Ch 10:19 So Israel rebelled against the house of David to this day.
2Ch 11:1 When Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin, one hundred eighty thousand chosen men, who were warriors, to fight against Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.
2Ch 11:2 But the word of Yahweh came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
2Ch 11:3 Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,
2Ch 11:4 Thus says Yahweh, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers: return every man to his house; for this thing is of me. So they listened to the words of Yahweh, and returned from going against Jeroboam.
2Ch 11:5 Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.
2Ch 11:6 He built Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,
2Ch 11:7 Beth Zur, and Soco, and Adullam,
2Ch 11:8 and Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
2Ch 11:9 and Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
2Ch 11:10 and Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin, fortified cities.
2Ch 11:11 He fortified the strongholds, and put captains in them, and stores of food, and oil and wine.
2Ch 11:12 In every city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.
2Ch 11:13 The priests and the Levites who were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their border.
2Ch 11:14 For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons cast them off, that they should not execute the priest's office to Yahweh;
2Ch 11:15 and he appointed him priests for the high places, and for the male goats, and for the calves which he had made.
2Ch 11:16 After them, out of all the tribes of Israel, such as set their hearts to seek Yahweh, the God of Israel, came to Jerusalem to sacrifice to Yahweh, the God of their fathers.
2Ch 11:17 So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years; for they walked three years in the way of David and Solomon.
2Ch 11:18 Rehoboam took him a wife, Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David, and of Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;
2Ch 11:19 and she bore him sons: Jeush, and Shemariah, and Zaham.
2Ch 11:20 After her he took Maacah the daughter of Absalom; and she bore him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.
2Ch 11:21 Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and sixty concubines, and became the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.)
2Ch 11:22 Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, even the prince among his brothers; for he was minded to make him king.
2Ch 11:23 He dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, to every fortified city: and he gave them food in abundance. He sought for them many wives.
2Ch 12:1 It happened, when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and he was strong, that he forsook the law of Yahweh, and all Israel with him.
2Ch 12:2 It happened in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had trespassed against Yahweh,
2Ch 12:3 with twelve hundred chariots, and sixty thousand horsemen. The people were without number who came with him out of Egypt: the Lubim, the Sukkiim, and the Ethiopians.
2Ch 12:4 He took the fortified cities which pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.
2Ch 12:5 Now Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, who were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, Thus says Yahweh, You have forsaken me, therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.
2Ch 12:6 Then the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, Yahweh is righteous.
2Ch 12:7 When Yahweh saw that they humbled themselves, the word of Yahweh came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves: I will not destroy them; but I will grant them some deliverance, and my wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
2Ch 12:8 Nevertheless they shall be his servants, that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
2Ch 12:9 So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the king's house: he took all away: he took away also the shields of gold which Solomon had made.
2Ch 12:10 King Rehoboam made in their place shields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard, who kept the door of the king's house.
2Ch 12:11 It was so, that as often as the king entered into the house of Yahweh, the guard came and bore them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.
2Ch 12:12 When he humbled himself, the wrath of Yahweh turned from him, so as not to destroy him altogether: and moreover in Judah there were good things found.
2Ch 12:13 So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which Yahweh had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there: and his mother's name was Naamah the Ammonitess.
2Ch 12:14 He did that which was evil, because he didn't set his heart to seek Yahweh.
2Ch 12:15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, aren't they written in the histories of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer, after the manner of genealogies? There were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
2Ch 12:16 Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his place. 


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.
2 Chronicles



2 Chronicles 10 1
Rehoboam went to Shechem; for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.
And Rehoboam went to Shechem; for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.
And Rehoboam goeth to Shechem, for [to] Shechem have all Israel come to cause
him to reign.
2 Chronicles 10 2
It happened, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it, (for he was in Egypt, where he had fled
from the presence of king Solomon,) that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt.
And it came to pass when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard it (now he was in Egypt,
whither he had fled from the presence of king Solomon) that Jeroboam returned out of
Egypt.
And it cometh to pass, at Jeroboam son of Nebat`s -- who [is] in Egypt because he
hath fled from the face of Solomon the king -- hearing, that Jeroboam turneth back
out of Egypt;
2 Chronicles 10 3
They sent and called him; and Jeroboam and all Israel came, and they spoke to Rehoboam, saying,
And they sent and called him; and Jeroboam and all Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam
saying,
and they send and call for him, and Jeroboam cometh in, and all Israel, and speak
unto Rehoboam, saying,
2 Chronicles 10 4
Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father,
and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you.
Thy father made our yoke grievous; and now lighten the grievous servitude of thy father,
and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.
`Thy father made our yoke sharp, and now, make light [somewhat] of the sharp
service of thy father, and of his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we serve thee.`
2 Chronicles 10 5
He said to them, Come again to me after three days. The people departed.
And he said to them, Come again to me after three days. And the people departed.
And he saith unto them, `Yet three days -- then return ye unto me;` and the people
go.
2 Chronicles 10 6
King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he
yet lived, saying, What counsel give you me to return answer to this people?
And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father
while he yet lived, saying, How do ye advise to return answer to this people?
And king Rehoboam consulteth with the aged men who have been standing before
Solomon his father in his being alive, saying, `How are ye counselling to answer
this people?`
2 Chronicles 10 7
They spoke to him, saying, If you be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words
to them, then they will be your servants forever.
And they spoke to him saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak
good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.
And they speak unto him, saying, `If thou dost become good to this people, and
hast been pleased with them, and spoken unto them good words, then they have
been to thee servants all the days.`
2 Chronicles 10 8
But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the
young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.
But he forsook the advice of the old men which they had given him, and consulted with
the young men, who had grown up with him, that stood before him.
And he forsaketh the counsel of the aged men that they counselled him, and
consulteth with the lads who have grown up with him, those standing before him,
2 Chronicles 10 9
He said to them, What counsel give you, that we may return answer to this people, who have
spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke that your father did put on us lighter?
And he said to them, What advice give ye that we may return answer to this people, who
have spoken to me saying, Lighten the yoke which thy father put upon us?
and he saith unto them, `What are ye counselling, and we answer this people that
have spoken unto me, saying, Make light [somewhat] of the yoke that thy father
put upon us?`
2 Chronicles 10 10
The young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus shall you tell the people
who spoke to you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but make you it lighter to us; thus
shall you say to them, My little finger is thicker than my father`s loins.
And the young men that had grown up with him spoke to him saying, Thus shalt thou say
to the people who have spoken to thee saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, and
lighten thou it for us, -- thus shalt thou say to them: My little [finger] is thicker than my
father`s loins;
And the lads who have grown up with him, speak with him, saying, `Thus dost
thou say to the people who have spoken unto thee, saying, Thy father made our
yoke heavy, and thou, make light [somewhat] of our yoke; thus dost thou say unto
them, My little finger is thicker than the loins of my father;
2 Chronicles 10 11
Now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father
chastised you with whips, but I [will chastise you] with scorpions.
and whereas my father laid a heavy yoke upon you, *I* will add to your yoke: my father
chastised you with whips, but *I* [will chastise you] with scorpions.
and now, my father laid on you a heavy yoke, and I -- I add unto your yoke; my
father chastised you with whips, and I -- with scorpions.`
2 Chronicles 10 12
So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king bade, saying, Come
to me again the third day.
And Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had
appointed saying, Come again to me on the third day.
And Jeroboam cometh in, and all the people, unto Rehoboam on the third day, as
the king spake, saying, `Return unto me on the third day.`
2 Chronicles 10 13
The king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,
And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the advice of the old
men,
And the king answereth them sharply, and king Rehoboam forsaketh the counsel
of the aged men,
2 Chronicles 10 14
and spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy,
but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I [will chastise you] with
scorpions.
and spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your
yoke heavy, but *I* will add to it; my father chastised you with whips, but *I* [will
chastise you] with scorpions.
and speaketh unto them according to the counsel of the lads, saying, `My father
made your yoke heavy, and I -- I add unto it; my father chastised you with whips,
and I -- with scorpions.`
2 Chronicles 10 15
So the king didn`t listen to the people; for it was brought about of God, that Yahweh might
establish his word, which he spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
So the king hearkened not to the people; for it was brought about by God, that Jehovah
might give effect to his word, which he spoke through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam
the son of Nebat.
And the king hath not hearkened unto the people, for the revolution hath been
from God, for the sake of Jehovah`s establishing His word that He spake by the
hand of Abijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam son of Nebat.
2 Chronicles 10 16
When all Israel saw that the king didn`t listen to them, the people answered the king, saying,
What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to
your tents, Israel: now see to your own house, David. So all Israel departed to their tents.
And all Israel saw that the king hearkened not to them; and the people answered the king
saying, What portion have we in David? and [we have] no inheritance in the son of Jesse:
every man to your tents, O Israel. Now see to thine own house, David! And all Israel went
to their tents.
And all Israel have seen that the king hath not hearkened to them, and the people
send back [to] the king, saying, `What portion have we in David? yea, there is no
inheritance in a son of Jesse; each to thy tents, O Israel; now, see thy house --
David,` and all Israel go to their tents.
2 Chronicles 10 17
But as for the children of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
But as for the children of Israel that dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over
them.
As to the sons of Israel who are dwelling in the cities of Judah -- Rehoboam
reigneth over them.
2 Chronicles 10 18
Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was over the men subject to forced labor; and the
children of Israel stoned him to death with stones. King Rehoboam made speed to get him up to
his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
And king Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was over the levy; but the children of Israel
stoned him with stones, that he died. And king Rehoboam hastened to mount his chariot,
to flee to Jerusalem.
And king Rehoboam sendeth Hadoram, who [is] over the tribute, and the sons of
Israel cast at him stones, and he dieth; and king Rehoboam hath strengthened
himself to go up into a chariot to flee to Jerusalem;
2 Chronicles 10 19
So Israel rebelled against the house of David to this day.
And Israel rebelled against the house of David, unto this day.
and Israel transgress against the house of David unto this day.
2 Chronicles 11 1
When Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin, one
hundred eighty thousand chosen men, who were warriors, to fight against Israel, to bring the
kingdom again to Rehoboam.
And Rehoboam came to Jerusalem; and he assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin, a
hundred and eighty thousand chosen men apt for war, to fight against Israel, that he
might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.
And Rehoboam cometh in to Jerusalem, and assembleth the house of Judah and
Benjamin, a hundred and eighty thousand chosen warriors, to fight with Israel, to
bring back the kingdom to Rehoboam.
2 Chronicles 11 2
But the word of Yahweh came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
But the word of Jehovah came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
And a word of Jehovah is unto Shemaiah, a man of God, saying,
2 Chronicles 11 3
Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin,
saying,
Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all Israel in Judah and
Benjamin, saying,
`Speak unto Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah, and unto all Israel in Judah
and Benjamin, saying,
2 Chronicles 11 4
Thus says Yahweh, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers: return every man to his
house; for this thing is of me. So they listened to the words of Yahweh, and returned from going
against Jeroboam.
Thus saith Jehovah: Go not up, nor fight with your brethren; return every man to his
house; for this thing is from me. And they hearkened to the words of Jehovah, and
returned from going against Jeroboam.
Thus said Jehovah, Ye do not go up nor fight with your brethren, turn back each to
his house, for from Me hath this thing been;` and they hear the words of Jehovah,
and turn back from going against Jeroboam.
2 Chronicles 11 5
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.
And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.
And Rehoboam dwelleth in Jerusalem, and buildeth cities for a bulwark in Judah,
2 Chronicles 11 6
He built Beth-lehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,
And he built Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,
yea, he buildeth Beth-Lehem and Etam, and Tekoa,
2 Chronicles 11 7
Beth-zur, and Soco, and Adullam,
and Beth-zur, and Soco, and Adullam,
and Beth-Zur, and Shocho, and Adullam,
2 Chronicles 11 8
and Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
and Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
and Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
2 Chronicles 11 9
and Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
and Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
and Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
2 Chronicles 11 10
and Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin, fortified cities.
and Zorah, and Ajalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin, fortified cities.
and Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, that [are] in Judah and in Benjamin, cities of
bulwarks.
2 Chronicles 11 11
He fortified the strongholds, and put captains in them, and stores of victuals, and oil and wine.
And he fortified the strongholds, and put captains in them, and stores of victuals, and of
oil and wine;
And he strengtheneth the bulwarks, and putteth in them leaders, and treasures of
food, and oil, and wine,
2 Chronicles 11 12
In every city [he put] shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. Judah and Benjamin
belonged to him.
and in every several city, targets and spears, and made them exceedingly strong. And
Judah and Benjamin were his.
and in every city and city targets and spears, and strengtheneth them very
greatly; and he hath Judah and Benjamin.
2 Chronicles 11 13
The priests and the Levites who were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their border.
And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their
districts;
And the priests, and the Levites, that [are] in all Israel, have stationed themselves
by him, out of all their border,
2 Chronicles 11 14
For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for
Jeroboam and his sons cast them off, that they should not execute the priest`s office to Yahweh;
for the Levites left their suburbs and their possessions, and came to Judah and Jerusalem:
for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from exercising the priesthood to Jehovah;
for the Levites have left their suburbs and their possession, and they come to
Judah and to Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons have cast them off from acting
as priests to Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 11 15
and he appointed him priests for the high places, and for the male goats, and for the calves
which he had made.
and he ordained for himself priests for the high places, and for the he-goats and for the
calves that he had made.
and he establisheth to him priests for high places, and for goats, and for calves,
that he made --
2 Chronicles 11 16
After them, out of all the tribes of Israel, such as set their hearts to seek Yahweh, the God of
Israel, came to Jerusalem to sacrifice to Yahweh, the God of their fathers.
-- And after them, those out of all the tribes of Israel that set their heart to seek Jehovah
the God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice to Jehovah the God of their fathers.
and after them, out of all the tribes of Israel, those giving their heart to seek
Jehovah, God of Israel, have come in to Jerusalem to sacrifice to Jehovah, God of
their father.
2 Chronicles 11 17
So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong,
three years; for they walked three years in the way of David and Solomon.
And they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon
strong three years; for during three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.
And they strengthen the kingdom of Judah, and strengthen Rehoboam son of
Solomon, for three years, because they walked in the way of David and Solomon for
three years.
2 Chronicles 11 18
Rehoboam took him a wife, Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David, [and of] Abihail
the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;
And Rehoboam took Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David as wife, [and of]
Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse.
And Rehoboam taketh to him a wife, Mahalath, child of Jerimoth son of David,
[and] Abigail daughter of Eliab, son of Jesse.
2 Chronicles 11 19
and she bore him sons: Jeush, and Shemariah, and Zaham.
And she bore him children: Jeush, and Shemariah, and Zaham.
And she beareth to him sons, Jeush, and Shamaria, and Zaham.
2 Chronicles 11 20
After her he took Maacah the daughter of Absalom; and she bore him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza,
and Shelomith.
And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; and she bore him Abijah, and
Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.
And after her he hath taken Maachah daughter of Absalom, and she beareth to him
Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.
2 Chronicles 11 21
Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he
took eighteen wives, and sixty concubines, and became the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty
daughters.)
And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his
concubines; for he had taken eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and he begot twenty-
eight sons and sixty daughters.
And Rehoboam loveth Maachah daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his
concubines -- for eighteen wives he hath taken, and sixty concubines -- and he
begetteth twenty and eight sons, and sixty daughters.
2 Chronicles 11 22
Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, [even] the prince among his brothers;
for [he was minded] to make him king.
And Rehoboam established Abijah the son of Maachah at the head, to be ruler among his
brethren; for [he thought] to make him king.
And Rehoboam appointeth for head Abijah son of Maachah, for leader among his
brethren, for to cause him to reign.
2 Chronicles 11 23
He dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, to
every fortified city: and he gave them victuals in abundance. He sought [for them] many wives.
And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and
Benjamin, to all the fortified cities; and he gave them food in abundance. And he desired
[for them] a multitude of wives.
And he hath understanding, and spreadeth out of all his sons to all lands of Judah
and Benjamin, to all cities of the bulwarks, and giveth to them provision in
abundance; and he asketh a multitude of wives.
2 Chronicles 12 1
It happened, when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and he was strong, that he forsook
the law of Yahweh, and all Israel with him.
And it came to pass when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and when he had
become strong, [that] he forsook the law of Jehovah, and all Israel with him.
And it cometh to pass, at the establishing of the kingdom of Rehoboam, and at his
strengthening himself, he hath forsaken the law of Jehovah, and all Israel with
him.
2 Chronicles 12 2
It happened in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against
Jerusalem, because they had trespassed against Yahweh,
And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, because they had transgressed
against Jehovah, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem,
And it cometh to pass, in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, come up hath Shishak
king of Egypt against Jerusalem -- because they trespassed against Jehovah --
2 Chronicles 12 3
with twelve hundred chariots, and sixty thousand horsemen. The people were without number
who came with him out of Egypt: the Lubim, the Sukkiim, and the Ethiopians.
with twelve hundred chariots and sixty thousand horsemen; and the people were without
number that came with him out of Egypt: Libyans, Sukkites, and Ethiopians.
with a thousand and two hundred chariots, and with sixty thousand horsemen,
and there is no number to the people who have come with him out of Egypt --
Lubim, Sukkiim, and Cushim --
2 Chronicles 12 4
He took the fortified cities which pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.
And he took the fortified cities that belonged to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.
and he captureth the cities of the bulwarks that [are] to Judah, and cometh in
unto Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 12 5
Now Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, who were gathered
together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, Thus says Yahweh, You have forsaken
me, therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.
And Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and [to] the princes of Judah that had
gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, Thus saith Jehovah:
Ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.
And Shemaiah the prophet hath come in unto Rehoboam and the heads of Judah
who have been gathered unto Jerusalem from the presence of Shishak, and saith to
them, `Thus said Jehovah, Ye have forsaken Me, and also, I have left you in the
hand of Shishak;`
2 Chronicles 12 6
Then the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, Yahweh is righteous.
And the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, Jehovah is
righteous.
and the heads of Israel are humbled, and the king, and they say, `Righteous [is]
Jehovah.`
2 Chronicles 12 7
When Yahweh saw that they humbled themselves, the word of Yahweh came to Shemaiah, saying,
They have humbled themselves: I will not destroy them; but I will grant them some deliverance,
and my wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
And when Jehovah saw that they humbled themselves, the word of Jehovah came to
Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves: I will not destroy them, but I will
grant them a little deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by
the hand of Shishak.
And when Jehovah seeth that they have been humbled, a word of Jehovah hath been
unto Shemaiah, saying, `They have been humbled; I do not destroy them, and I
have given to them as a little thing for an escape, and I pour not out My fury in
Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak;
2 Chronicles 12 8
Nevertheless they shall be his servants, that they may know my service, and the service of the
kingdoms of the countries.
Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of
the kingdoms of the countries.
but they become servants to him, and they know My service, and the service of the
kingdoms of the lands.`
2 Chronicles 12 9
So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of
Yahweh, and the treasures of the king`s house: he took all away: he took away also the shields of
gold which Solomon had made.
And Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the
house of Jehovah, and the treasures of the king`s house; he took away all; and he took
away the shields of gold that Solomon had made.
And Shishak king of Egypt cometh up against Jerusalem, and taketh the treasures
of the house of Jehovah, and the treasures of the house of the king -- the whole he
hath taken -- and he taketh the shields of gold that Solomon had made;
2 Chronicles 12 10
King Rehoboam made in their place shields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the
captains of the guard, who kept the door of the king`s house.
And king Rehoboam made in their stead shields of bronze, and committed them to the
hands of the chief of the couriers who kept the entrance of the king`s house.
and king Rehoboam maketh in their stead shields of brass, and hath given [them]
a charge on the hand of the heads of the runners who are keeping the opening of
the house of the king;
2 Chronicles 12 11
It was so, that as often as the king entered into the house of Yahweh, the guard came and bore
them, and brought them back into the guard-chamber.
And it was so, that as often as the king entered into the house of Jehovah, the couriers
came and fetched them, and brought them again into the chamber of the couriers.
and it cometh to pass, from the time of the going in of the king to the house of
Jehovah, the runners have come in and lifted them up, and brought them back
unto the chamber of the runners.
2 Chronicles 12 12
When he humbled himself, the wrath of Yahweh turned from him, so as not to destroy him
altogether: and moreover in Judah there were good things [found].
And when he humbled himself, the anger of Jehovah turned away from him, that he would
not destroy him altogether; and also in Judah there were good things.
And in his being humbled, turned back from him hath the wrath of Jehovah, so as
not to destroy to completion; and also, in Judah there have been good things.
2 Chronicles 12 13
So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for Rehoboam was forty-one
years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which
Yahweh had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there: and his mother`s name
was Naamah the Ammonitess.
And king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned; for Rehoboam was
forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem,
the city that Jehovah had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there: and
his mother`s name was Naamah an Ammonitess.
And king Rehoboam strengtheneth himself in Jerusalem, and reigneth; for a son of
forty and two years [is] Rehoboam in his reigning, and seventeen years he hath
reigned in Jerusalem, the city that Jehovah hath chosen to put His name there, out
of all the tribes of Israel, and the name of his mother [is] Naamah the
Ammonitess,
2 Chronicles 12 14
He did that which was evil, because he didn`t set his heart to seek Yahweh.
And he did evil, for he applied not his heart to seek Jehovah.
and he doth the evil thing, for he hath not prepared his heart to seek Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 12 15
Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, aren`t they written in the histories of Shemaiah the
prophet and of Iddo the seer, after the manner of genealogies? There were wars between
Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
And the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in the words of Shemaiah
the prophet, and of Iddo the seer, in the genealogical registers? And there were wars
between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
And the matters of Rehoboam, the first and the last, are they not written among
the matters of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer, concerning genealogy?
And the wars of Rehoboam and Jeroboam [are] all the days;
2 Chronicles 12 16
Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned
in his place.
And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David. And Abijah his
son reigned in his stead.
and Rehoboam lieth with his fathers, and is buried in the city of David, and reign
doth Abijah his son in his stead.

Study Questions

Who did the sons of Israel stone? 10:!8

What message of the LORD did Shemaiah, the man of God, convey? 11:2-4

How many children did Rehoboam have? 1:21

What did Shemaiah say to Rehoboam and his princes? 12:5

How long did Rehoboam reign? 12:13

World English Bible

Jul. 26, 27
Acts 16

Act 16:1 He came to Derbe and Lystra: and behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewess who believed; but his father was a Greek.
Act 16:2 The brothers who were at Lystra and Iconium gave a good testimony about him.
Act 16:3 Paul wanted to have him go out with him, and he took and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those parts; for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
Act 16:4 As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered the decrees to them to keep which had been ordained by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.
Act 16:5 So the assemblies were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.
Act 16:6 When they had gone through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.
Act 16:7 When they had come opposite Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit didn't allow them.
Act 16:8 Passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas.
Act 16:9 A vision appeared to Paul in the night. There was a man of Macedonia standing, begging him, and saying, "Come over into Macedonia and help us."
Act 16:10 When he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go out to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the Good News to them.
Act 16:11 Setting sail therefore from Troas, we made a straight course to Samothrace, and the day following to Neapolis;
Act 16:12 and from there to Philippi, which is a city of Macedonia, the foremost of the district, a Roman colony. We were staying some days in this city.
Act 16:13 On the Sabbath day we went forth outside of the city by a riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down, and spoke to the women who had come together.
Act 16:14 A certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one who worshiped God, heard us; whose heart the Lord opened to listen to the things which were spoken by Paul.
Act 16:15 When she and her household were baptized, she begged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and stay." So she persuaded us.
Act 16:16 It happened, as we were going to prayer, that a certain girl having a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much gain by fortune telling.
Act 16:17 Following Paul and us, she cried out, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us a way of salvation!"
Act 16:18 She was doing this for many days. But Paul, becoming greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" It came out that very hour.
Act 16:19 But when her masters saw that the hope of their gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas, and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.
Act 16:20 When they had brought them to the magistrates, they said, "These men, being Jews, are agitating our city,
Act 16:21 and set forth customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being Romans."
Act 16:22 The multitude rose up together against them, and the magistrates tore their clothes off of them, and commanded them to be beaten with rods.
Act 16:23 When they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely,
Act 16:24 who, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison, and secured their feet in the stocks.
Act 16:25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
Act 16:26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were loosened.
Act 16:27 The jailer, being roused out of sleep and seeing the prison doors open, drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
Act 16:28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, "Don't harm yourself, for we are all here!"
Act 16:29 He called for lights and sprang in, and, fell down trembling before Paul and Silas,
Act 16:30 and brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
Act 16:31 They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."
Act 16:32 They spoke the word of the Lord to him, and to all who were in his house.
Act 16:33 He took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes, and was immediately baptized, he and all his household.
Act 16:34 He brought them up into his house, and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, with all his household, having believed in God.
Act 16:35 But when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, "Let those men go."
Act 16:36 The jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The magistrates have sent to let you go; now therefore come out, and go in peace."
Act 16:37 But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us publicly, without a trial, men who are Romans, and have cast us into prison! Do they now release us secretly? No, most certainly, but let them come themselves and bring us out!"
Act 16:38 The sergeants reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans,
Act 16:39 and they came and begged them. When they had brought them out, they asked them to depart from the city.
Act 16:40 They went out of the prison, and entered into Lydia's house. When they had seen the brothers, they encouraged them, and departed.


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Acts


Acts 16 1
He came to Derbe and Lystra: and behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son
of a Jewess who believed; but his father was a Greek.
And he came to Derbe and Lystra: and behold, a certain disciple was there, by name
Timotheus, son of a Jewish believing woman, but [the] father a Greek,
And he came to Derbe and Lystra, and lo, a certain disciple was there, by name
Timotheus son of a certain woman, a believing Jewess, but of a father, a Greek,
Acts 16 2
The brothers who were at Lystra and Iconium gave a good testimony about him.
who had a [good] testimony of the brethren in Lystra and Iconium.
who was well testified to by the brethren in Lystra and Iconium;
Acts 16 3
Paul wanted to have him go forth with him, and he took and circumcised him because of the
Jews who were in those parts; for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
Him would Paul have go forth with him, and took [him and] circumcised him on account
of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew his father that he was a Greek.
this one did Paul wish to go forth with him, and having taken [him], he
circumcised him, because of the Jews who are in those places, for they all knew
his father -- that he was a Greek.
Acts 16 4
As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered the decrees to them to keep which
had been ordained by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.
And as they passed through the cities they instructed them to observe the decrees
determined on by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem.
And as they were going on through the cities, they were delivering to them the
decrees to keep, that have been judged by the apostles and the elders who [are] in
Jerusalem,
Acts 16 5
So the assemblies were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.
The assemblies therefore were confirmed in the faith, and increased in number every
then, indeed, were the assemblies established in the faith, and were abounding in
number every day;
Acts 16 6
When they had gone through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy
Spirit to speak the word in Asia.
And having passed through Phrygia and the Galatian country, having been forbidden by
the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia,
and having gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, having been
forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia,
Acts 16 7
When they had come opposite Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit didn`t allow
them.
having come down to Mysia, they attempted to go to Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did
not allow them;
having gone toward Mysia, they were trying to go on toward Bithynia, and the
Spirit did not suffer them,
Acts 16 8
Passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas.
and having passed by Mysia they descended to Troas.
and having passed by Mysia, they came down to Troas.
Acts 16 9
A vision appeared to Paul in the night. There was a man of Macedonia standing, begging him,
and saying, "Come over into Macedonia and help us."
And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: There was a certain Macedonian man,
standing and beseeching him, and saying, Pass over into Macedonia and help us.
And a vision through the night appeared to Paul -- a certain man of Macedonia
was standing, calling upon him, and saying, `Having passed through to
Macedonia, help us;` --
Acts 16 10
When he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go forth into Macedonia, concluding
that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them.
And when he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go forth to Macedonia,
concluding that the Lord had called us to announce to them the glad tidings.
and when he saw the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go forth to
Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord hath called us to preach good news
to them,
Acts 16 11
Setting sail therefore from Troas, we made a straight course to Samothrace, and the day
following to Neapolis;
Having sailed therefore away from Troas, we went in a straight course to Samothracia,
and on the morrow to Neapolis,
having set sail, therefore, from Troas, we came with a straight course to
Samothracia, on the morrow also to Neapolis,
Acts 16 12
and from there to Philippi, which is a city of Macedonia, the first of the district, a Roman
colony. We were staying some days in this city.
and thence to Philippi, which is [the] first city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And
we were staying in that city certain days.
thence also to Philippi, which is a principal city of the part of Macedonia -- a
colony. And we were in this city abiding certain days,
Acts 16 13
On the Sabbath day we went forth outside of the city by a riverside, where we supposed there
was a place of prayer, and we sat down, and spoke to the women who had come together.
And on the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where it was the custom
for prayer to be, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had assembled.
on the sabbath-day also we went forth outside of the city, by a river, where there
used to be prayer, and having sat down, we were speaking to the women who came
together,
Acts 16 14
A certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one who worshipped
God, heard us; whose heart the Lord opened to listen to the things which were spoken by Paul.
And a certain woman, by name Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, who
worshipped God, heard; whose heart the Lord opened to attend to the things spoken by
Paul.
and a certain woman, by name Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira,
worshipping God, was hearing, whose heart the Lord did open to attend to the
things spoken by Paul;
Acts 16 15
When she and her household were baptized, she begged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be
faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and stay." She urged us.
And when she had been baptised and her house, she besought [us], saying, If ye have
judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and abide [there]. And she
constrained us.
and when she was baptized, and her household, she did call upon us, saying, `If ye
have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, having entered into my house, remain;`
and she constrained us.
Acts 16 16
It happened, as we were going to prayer, that a certain girl having a spirit of divination met us,
who brought her masters much gain by fortune telling.
And it came to pass as we were going to prayer that a certain female slave, having a
spirit of Python, met us, who brought much profit to her masters by prophesying.
And it came to pass in our going on to prayer, a certain maid, having a spirit of
Python, did meet us, who brought much employment to her masters by
soothsaying,
Acts 16 17
The same, following after Paul and us, cried out, "These men are servants of the Most High God,
who proclaim to us the way of salvation!"
She, having followed Paul and us, cried saying, These men are bondmen of the Most High
God, who announce to you [the] way of salvation.
she having followed Paul and us, was crying, saying, `These men are servants of
the Most High God, who declare to us a way of salvation;`
Acts 16 18
This she did for many days. But Paul, becoming distressed, turned and said to the spirit, "I
charge you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" It came out that very hour.
And this she did many days. And Paul, being distressed, turned, and said to the spirit, I
enjoin thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And it came out the same hour.
and this she was doing for many days, but Paul having been grieved, and having
turned, said to the spirit, `I command thee, in the name of Jesus Christ, to come
forth from her;` and it came forth the same hour.
Acts 16 19
But when her masters saw that the hope of their gain was gone, they laid hold on Paul and Silas,
and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.
And her masters, seeing that the hope of their gains was gone, having seized Paul and
Silas, dragged [them] into the market before the magistrates;
And her masters having seen that the hope of their employment was gone, having
caught Paul and Silas, drew [them] to the market-place, unto the rulers,
Acts 16 20
When they had brought them to the magistrates, they said, "These men, being Jews, are
agitating our city,
and having brought them up to the praetors, said, These men utterly trouble our city,
being Jews,
and having brought them to the magistrates, they said, `These men do
exceedingly trouble our city, being Jews;
Acts 16 21
and set forth customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being Romans."
and announce customs which it is not lawful for us to receive nor practise, being Romans.
and they proclaim customs that are not lawful for us to receive nor to do, being
Romans.`
Acts 16 22
The multitude rose up together against them, and the magistrates tore their clothes off of them,
and commanded them to be beaten with rods.
And the crowd rose up too against them; and the praetors, having torn off their clothes,
commanded to scourge [them].
And the multitude rose up together against them, and the magistrates having
torn their garments from them, were commanding to beat [them] with rods,
Acts 16 23
When they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to
keep them safely,
And having laid many stripes upon them they cast [them] into prison, charging the
jailor to keep them safely;
many blows also having laid upon them, they cast them to prison, having given
charge to the jailor to keep them safely,
Acts 16 24
who, having received such a charge, threw them into the inner prison, and secured their feet in
the stocks.
who, having received such a charge, cast them into the inner prison, and secured their
feet to the stocks.
who such a charge having received, did put them to the inner prison, and their
feet made fast in the stocks.
Acts 16 25
But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners
were listening to them.
And at midnight Paul and Silas, in praying, were praising God with singing, and the
prisoners listened to them.
And at midnight Paul and Silas praying, were singing hymns to God, and the
prisoners were hearing them,
Acts 16 26
Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and
immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone`s bonds were loosened.
And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison shook,
and all the doors were immediately opened, and the bonds of all loosed.
and suddenly a great earthquake came, so that the foundations of the prison were
shaken, opened also presently were all the doors, and of all -- the bands were
loosed;
Acts 16 27
The jailer, being roused out of sleep and seeing the prison doors open, drew his sword and was
about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
And the jailor being awakened out of his sleep, and seeing the doors of the prison
opened, having drawn a sword was going to kill himself, thinking the prisoners had fled.
and the jailor having come out of sleep, and having seen the doors of the prison
open, having drawn a sword, was about to kill himself, supposing the prisoners to
be fled,
Acts 16 28
But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, "Don`t harm yourself, for we are all here!"
But Paul called out with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm, for we are all here.
and Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, `Thou mayest not do thyself any
harm, for we are all here.`
Acts 16 29
He called for lights and sprang in, and, fell down trembling before Paul and Silas,
And having asked for lights, he rushed in, and, trembling, fell down before Paul and Silas.
And, having asked for a light, he sprang in, and trembling he fell down before
Paul and Silas,
Acts 16 30
and brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
And leading them out said, Sirs, what must I do that I may be saved?
and having brought them forth, said, `Sirs, what must I do -- that I may be saved?`
Acts 16 31
They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your house."
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.
and they said, `Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved -- thou
and thy house;`
Acts 16 32
They spoke the word of the Lord to him, and to all who were in his house.
And they spoke to him the word of the Lord, with all that were in his house.
and they spake to him the word of the Lord, and to all those in his household;
Acts 16 33
He took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes, and was immediately
baptized, he and all his household.
And he took them the same hour of the night and washed [them] from their stripes; and
was baptised, he and all his straightway.
and having taken them, in that hour of the night, he did bathe [them] from the
blows, and was baptized, himself and all his presently,
Acts 16 34
He brought them up into his house, and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, with all his
house, having believed in God.
And having brought them into his house he laid the table [for them], and rejoiced with
all his house, having believed in God.
having brought them also into his house, he set food before [them], and was glad
with all the household, he having believed in God.
Acts 16 35
But when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, "Let those men go."
And when it was day, the praetors sent the lictors, saying, Let those men go.
And day having come, the magistrates sent the rod-bearers, saying, `Let those men
go;`
Acts 16 36
The jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The magistrates have sent to let you go; now
therefore come out, and go in peace."
And the jailor reported these words to Paul: The praetors have sent that ye may be let go.
Now therefore go out and depart in peace.
and the jailor told these words unto Paul -- `The magistrates have sent, that ye
may be let go; now, therefore, having gone forth go on in peace;`
Acts 16 37
But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us publicly, without a trial, men who are Romans, and
have cast us into prison! Do they now release us secretly? No, most assuredly, but let them come
themselves and bring us out!"
But Paul said to them, Having beaten us publicly uncondemned, us who are Romans, they
have cast us into prison, and now they thrust us out secretly? no, indeed, but let them
come themselves and bring us out.
and Paul said to them, `Having beaten us publicly uncondemned -- men, Romans
being -- they did cast [us] to prison, and now privately do they cast us forth! why
no! but having come themselves, let them bring us forth.`
Acts 16 38
The sergeants reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard
that they were Romans,
And the lictors reported these words to the praetors. And they were afraid when they
heard they were Romans.
And the rod-bearers told to the magistrates these sayings, and they were afraid,
having heard that they are Romans,
Acts 16 39
and they came and begged them. When they had brought them out, they asked them to depart
from the city.
And they came and besought them, and having brought them out, asked them to go out of
the city.
and having come, they besought them, and having brought [them] forth, they were
asking [them] to go forth from the city;
Acts 16 40
They went out of the prison, and entered into Lydia`s house. When they had seen the brothers,
they comforted them, and departed.
And having gone out of the prison, they came to Lydia; and having seen the brethren,
they exhorted them and went away.
and they, having gone forth out of the prison, entered into [the house of] Lydia,
and having seen the brethren, they comforted them, and went forth.


Study Questions

The Holy Spirit will guide _____________________? 16:13