7/28/13

From Gary... The proof of loyalty


Today, my dog Pal peed on the rug.  Needless to say, I was unhappy; especially since I had just taken him out for a long walk and he did his "business" outside, again and again.  So, since he obviously does not have this house training thing down, I will just have to give him a little more supervision.  He will be disciplined in this way until he "gets it".  However, aside from this little hiccup in his life here, he is a great dog.  And one of the most loving creatures I have ever known (and so, by the way is our other dog Buddy).  When I saw the above picture on facebook the other day, I related to it "big time" because this is the way my dogs are with me.  By their actions I know that have great affection for me.  Considering these things, I asked myself the question: How does God really know that I am his disciple?  One way is listed in the following verse...

John, Chapter 8
 31 Jesus therefore said to those Jews who had believed him, “If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples.   32  You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 

God's word directs, defines and describes a disciple of Jesus of Nazareth.  The Holy Scriptures lead us into the truth and that truth is genuine freedom.  Freedom bought with the price of the sacrifice of God's CHRIST!!!  There are times when it seems that obeying God's word is a hard thing to do, but in reality- it is NOT!  May God help me and all who read this blog to realize that we need to follow Jesus mentally, emotionally, and as a matter of practicality. We need to be bonded in heart to following God,  just as the pictured dog is bonded to his owner, but MORE!!!  Only, don't sleep on your keyboard- you will break it!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 28



Bible Reading and Study, July 28

The World English Bible

July 28
2 chronicles 16-18

2Ch 16:1 In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not allow anyone to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
2Ch 16:2 Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of Yahweh and of the king's house, and sent to Ben Hadad king of Syria, who lived at Damascus, saying,
2Ch 16:3 There is a league between me and you, as there was between my father and your father: behold, I have sent you silver and gold; go, break your league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.
2Ch 16:4 Ben Hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abel Maim, and all the storage cities of Naphtali.
2Ch 16:5 It happened, when Baasha heard of it, that he left off building Ramah, and let his work cease.
2Ch 16:6 Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and its timber, with which Baasha had built; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.
2Ch 16:7 At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him, Because you have relied on the king of Syria, and have not relied on Yahweh your God, therefore is the army of the king of Syria escaped out of your hand.
2Ch 16:8 Weren't the Ethiopians and the Lubim a huge army, with chariots and horsemen exceeding many? yet, because you relyed on Yahweh, he delivered them into your hand.
2Ch 16:9 For the eyes of Yahweh run back and forth throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein you have done foolishly; for from henceforth you shall have wars.
2Ch 16:10 Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in the prison; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.
2Ch 16:11 Behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
2Ch 16:12 In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet; his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he didn't seek Yahweh, but to the physicians.
2Ch 16:13 Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.
2Ch 16:14 They buried him in his own tombs, which he had dug out for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odors and various kinds of spices prepared by the perfumers' art: and they made a very great burning for him.
2Ch 17:1 Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place, and strengthened himself against Israel.
2Ch 17:2 He placed forces in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken.
2Ch 17:3 Yahweh was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and didn't seek the Baals,
2Ch 17:4 but sought to the God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.
2Ch 17:5 Therefore Yahweh established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat tribute; and he had riches and honor in abundance.
2Ch 17:6 His heart was lifted up in the ways of Yahweh: and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.
2Ch 17:7 Also in the third year of his reign he sent his princes, even Ben Hail, and Obadiah, and Zechariah, and Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;
2Ch 17:8 and with them the Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, the Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests.
2Ch 17:9 They taught in Judah, having the book of the law of Yahweh with them; and they went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught among the people.
2Ch 17:10 The fear of Yahweh fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.
2Ch 17:11 Some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and silver for tribute; the Arabians also brought him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven hundred male goats.
2Ch 17:12 Jehoshaphat grew great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles and cities of store.
2Ch 17:13 He had many works in the cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem.
2Ch 17:14 This was the numbering of them according to their fathers' houses: Of Judah, the captains of thousands: Adnah the captain, and with him mighty men of valor three hundred thousand;
2Ch 17:15 and next to him Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred eighty thousand;
2Ch 17:16 and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to Yahweh; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor.
2Ch 17:17 Of Benjamin: Eliada a mighty man of valor, and with him two hundred thousand armed with bow and shield;
2Ch 17:18 and next to him Jehozabad and with him one hundred eighty thousand ready prepared for war.
2Ch 17:19 These were those who waited on the king, besides those whom the king put in the fortified cities throughout all Judah.
2Ch 18:1 Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance; and he joined affinity with Ahab.
2Ch 18:2 After certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. Ahab killed sheep and cattle for him in abundance, and for the people who were with him, and moved him to go up with him to Ramoth Gilead.
2Ch 18:3 Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Will you go with me to Ramoth Gilead? He answered him, I am as you are, and my people as your people; and we will be with you in the war.
2Ch 18:4 Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Please inquire first for the word of Yahweh.
2Ch 18:5 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, four hundred men, and said to them, Shall we go to Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? They said, Go up; for God will deliver it into the hand of the king.
2Ch 18:6 But Jehoshaphat said, Isn't there here a prophet of Yahweh besides, that we may inquire of him?
2Ch 18:7 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Yahweh: but I hate him; for he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. Jehoshaphat said, Don't let the king say so.
2Ch 18:8 Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Get quickly Micaiah the son of Imla.
2Ch 18:9 Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, and they were sitting in an open place at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets were prophesying before them.
2Ch 18:10 Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron, and said, Thus says Yahweh, With these you shall push the Syrians, until they be consumed.
2Ch 18:11 All the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth Gilead, and prosper; for Yahweh will deliver it into the hand of the king.
2Ch 18:12 The messenger who went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, Behold, the words of the prophets declare good to the king with one mouth: let your word therefore, Please be like one of theirs, and speak good.
2Ch 18:13 Micaiah said, As Yahweh lives, what my God says, that will I speak.
2Ch 18:14 When he was come to the king, the king said to him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? He said, Go up, and prosper; and they shall be delivered into your hand.
2Ch 18:15 The king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of Yahweh?
2Ch 18:16 He said, I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and Yahweh said, These have no master; let them return every man to his house in peace.
2Ch 18:17 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Didn't I tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?
2Ch 18:18 Micaiah said, "Therefore hear the word of Yahweh: I saw Yahweh sitting on his throne, and all the army of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left.
2Ch 18:19 Yahweh said, 'Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth Gilead?' One spoke saying after this manner, and another saying after that manner.
2Ch 18:20 There came forth a spirit, and stood before Yahweh, and said, 'I will entice him.' Yahweh said to him, 'How?'
2Ch 18:21 He said, 'I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' He said, 'You shall entice him, and shall prevail also: go forth, and do so.'
2Ch 18:22 Now therefore, behold, Yahweh has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these your prophets; and Yahweh has spoken evil concerning you."
2Ch 18:23 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of Yahweh from me to speak to you?
2Ch 18:24 Micaiah said, Behold, you shall see on that day, when you shall go into an inner chamber to hide yourself.
2Ch 18:25 The king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;
2Ch 18:26 and say, Thus says the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I return in peace.
2Ch 18:27 Micaiah said, If you return at all in peace, Yahweh has not spoken by me. He said, Hear, you peoples, all of you.
2Ch 18:28 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth Gilead.
2Ch 18:29 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and go into the battle; but you put on your robes. So the king of Israel disguised himself; and they went into the battle.
2Ch 18:30 Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, save only with the king of Israel.
2Ch 18:31 It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore they turned about to fight against him: but Jehoshaphat cried out, and Yahweh helped him; and God moved them to depart from him.
2Ch 18:32 It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him.
2Ch 18:33 A certain man drew his bow at a venture, and struck the king of Israel between the joints of the armor. Therefore he said to the driver of the chariot, Turn your hand, and carry me out of the army; for I am sore wounded.
2Ch 18:34 The battle increased that day: however the king of Israel stayed himself up in his chariot against the Syrians until the even; and about the time of the going down of the sun he died. 


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2 Chronicles




2 Chronicles 16 1
In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and
built Ramah, that he might not allow anyone to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
In the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah,
and built Ramah, in order to let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
In the thirty and sixth year of the reign of Asa, come up hath Baasha king of
Israel, against Judah, and buildeth Ramah, so as not to permit any going out and
coming in to Asa king of Judah.
2 Chronicles 16 2
Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of Yahweh and of the
king`s house, and sent to Ben-hadad king of Syria, who lived at Damascus, saying,
And Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of Jehovah and of
the king`s house, and sent to Ben-hadad king of Syria, who dwelt at Damascus, saying,
And Asa bringeth out silver and gold from the treasures of the house of Jehovah,
and of the house of the king, and sendeth unto Ben-Hadad king of Aram, who is
dwelling in Damascus, saying,
2 Chronicles 16 3
[There is] a league between me and you, as [there was] between my father and your father:
behold, I have sent you silver and gold; go, break your league with Baasha king of Israel, that he
may depart from me.
There is a league between me and thee, and between my father and thy father: behold, I
send thee silver and gold; go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may
depart from me.
`A covenant [is] between me and thee, and between my father and thy father, lo, I
have sent to thee silver and gold; go, break thy covenant with Baasha king of
Israel, and he doth go up from off me.`
2 Chronicles 16 4
Ben-hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel;
and they struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-maim, and all the store-cities of Naphtali.
And Ben-hadad hearkened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his forces against the
cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon and Dan and Abelmaim, and all the store-magazines of
the cities of Naphtali.
And Ben-Hadad hearkeneth unto king Asa, and sendeth the heads of the forces
that he hath unto cities of Israel, and they smite Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-Maim,
and all the stores, cities of Naphtali.
2 Chronicles 16 5
It happened, when Baasha heard of it, that he left off building Ramah, and let his work cease.
And it came to pass when Baasha heard of it, that he left off building Ramah, and let his
work cease.
And it cometh to pass, at Baasha`s hearing, that he ceaseth from building Ramah,
and letteth his work rest;
2 Chronicles 16 6
Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber of
it, with which Baasha had built; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.
And king Asa took all Judah; and they carried away the stones and the timber from
Ramah, with which Baasha had been building, and he built with them Geba and Mizpah.
and Asa the king hath taken all Judah, and they bear away the stones of Ramah,
and its wood, that Baasha hath built, and he buildeth with them Geba and Mizpah.
2 Chronicles 16 7
At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him, Because you have relied
on the king of Syria, and have not relied on Yahweh your God, therefore is the host of the king of
Syria escaped out of your hand.
And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because
thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and hast not relied on Jehovah thy God, therefore
has the army of the king of Syria escaped out of thy hand.
And at that time hath Hanani the seer come in unto Asa king of Judah, and saith
unto him, `Because of thy leaning on the king of Aram, and thou hast not leaned on
Jehovah thy God, therefore hath the force of the king of Aram escaped from thy
hand.
2 Chronicles 16 8
Weren`t the Ethiopians and the Lubim a huge host, with chariots and horsemen exceeding
many? yet, because you did rely on Yahweh, he delivered them into your hand.
Were not the Ethiopians and the Libyans a huge army, with very many chariots and
horsemen? but when thou didst rely on Jehovah, he delivered them into thy hand.
Did not the Cushim and the Lubim become a very great force for multitude, for
chariot, and for horsemen? and in thy leaning on Jehovah He gave them into thy
hand,
2 Chronicles 16 9
For the eyes of Yahweh run back and forth throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in
the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein you have done foolishly; for from
henceforth you shall have wars.
For the eyes of Jehovah run to and fro through the whole earth, to shew himself strong in
the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly;
for from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
for Jehovah -- His eyes go to and fro in all the earth, to show Himself strong [for] a
people whose heart [is] perfect towards Him; thou hast been foolish concerning
this, because -- henceforth there are with thee wars.`
2 Chronicles 16 10
Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in the prison-house; for he was in a rage with
him because of this thing. Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.
And Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in the prison; for he was enraged with him
because of this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.
And Asa is angry at the seer, and giveth him to the house of torture, for [he is] in
a rage with him for this; and Asa oppresseth [some] of the people at that time.
2 Chronicles 16 11
Behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah
and Israel.
And behold the acts of Asa, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the
kings of Judah and Israel.
And lo, the matters of Asa, the first and the last, lo, they are written on the book of
the kings of Judah and Israel.
2 Chronicles 16 12
In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet; his disease was exceeding
great: yet in his disease he didn`t seek Yahweh, but to the physicians.
And Asa in the thirty-ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease
was extremely great; yet in his disease he did not seek Jehovah, but the physicians.
And Asa is diseased -- in the thirty and ninth year of his reign -- in his feet, till
his disease is excessive, and also in his disease he hath not sought Jehovah, but
among physicians.
2 Chronicles 16 13
Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.
And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one-and-fortieth year of his reign.
And Asa lieth with his fathers, and dieth in the forty and first year of his reign,
2 Chronicles 16 14
They buried him in his own tombs, which he had hewn out for himself in the city of David, and
laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odors and various kinds [of spices] prepared by
the perfumers` are: and they made a very great burning for him.
And they buried him in his own sepulchre, which he had excavated for himself in the
city of David, and laid him in a bed filled with spices, a mixture of divers kinds
prepared by the perfumer`s art; and they made a very great burning for him.
and they bury him in [one of] his graves, that he had prepared for himself in the
city of David, and they cause him to lie on a bed that [one] hath filled [with]
spices, and divers kinds of mixtures, with perfumed work; and they burn for him
a burning -- very great.
2 Chronicles 17 1
Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place, and strengthened himself against Israel.
And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.
And Jehoshaphat his son reigneth in his stead, and he strengtheneth himself
against Israel,
2 Chronicles 17 2
He placed forces in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in
the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken.
And he placed forces in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of
Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim that Asa his father had taken.
and putteth a force in all the fenced cities of Judah, and putteth garrisons in the
land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim that Asa his father had captured.
2 Chronicles 17 3
Yahweh was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and
didn`t seek the Baals,
And Jehovah was with Jehoshaphat, for he walked in the first ways of his father David,
and sought not unto the Baals;
And Jehovah is with Jehoshaphat, for he hath walked in the first ways of David his
father, and hath not sought to Baalim,
2 Chronicles 17 4
but sought to the God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of
Israel.
but he sought the God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the
doings of Israel.
for to the God of his father he hath sought, and in His commands he hath walked,
and not according to the work of Israel.
2 Chronicles 17 5
Therefore Yahweh established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat
tribute; and he had riches and honor in abundance.
And Jehovah established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah gave gifts to
Jehoshaphat; and he had riches and honour in abundance.
And Jehovah doth establish the kingdom in his hand, and all Judah give a present
to Jehoshaphat, and he hath riches and honour in abundance,
2 Chronicles 17 6
His heart was lifted up in the ways of Yahweh: and furthermore he took away the high places and
the Asherim out of Judah.
And he took courage in the ways of Jehovah; moreover, he removed the high places and
Asherahs out of Judah.
and his heart is high in the ways of Jehovah, and again he hath turned aside the
high places and the shrines out of Judah.
2 Chronicles 17 7
Also in the third year of his reign he sent his princes, even Ben-hail, and Obadiah, and
Zechariah, and Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;
And in the third year of his reign he sent his princes, Ben-hail, and Obadiah, and
Zechariah, and Nethaneel, and Micah, to teach in the cities of Judah;
And in the third year of his reign he hath sent for his heads, for Ben-Hail, and for
Obadiah, and for Zechariah, and for Nethaneel, and for Michaiah, to teach in
cities of Judah,
2 Chronicles 17 8
and with them the Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and
Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah, the Levites; and
with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests.
and with them the Levites: Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and
Shemiramoth, and Jonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tob-Adonijah, Levites; and
with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests.
and with them the Levites, Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel,
and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijath, and Tob-Adonijah,
the Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests.
2 Chronicles 17 9
They taught in Judah, having the book of the law of Yahweh with them; and they went about
throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught among the people.
And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of Jehovah with them; and they
went about through all the cities of Judah, and taught among the people.
And they teach in Judah, and with them [is] the Book of the Law of Jehovah, and
they go round about into all cities of Judah, and teach among the people.
2 Chronicles 17 10
The fear of Yahweh fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that
they made no war against Jehoshaphat.
And the terror of Jehovah was upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about
Judah, and they made no war against Jehoshaphat.
And here is a fear of Jehovah on all kingdoms of the lands that [are] round about
Judah, and they have not fought with Jehoshaphat;
2 Chronicles 17 11
Some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and silver for tribute; the Arabians also
brought him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven
hundred male goats.
And some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat gifts and tribute-silver. The Arabians
also brought him flocks, seven thousand seven hundred rams, and seven thousand seven
hundred he-goats.
and of the Philistines they are bringing in to Jehoshaphat a present, and tribute
silver; also, the Arabians are bringing to him a flock, rams seven thousand an
seven hundred, and he-goats seven thousand and seven hundred.
2 Chronicles 17 12
Jehoshaphat grew great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles and cities of store.
And Jehoshaphat waxed exceeding great; and he built in Judah castles and store-cities.
And Jehoshaphat is going on and becoming very great, and he buildeth in Judah
palaces and cities of store,
2 Chronicles 17 13
He had many works in the cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem.
And he had much business in the cities of Judah; and men of war, strong and valiant, in
Jerusalem.
and he hath much work in cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty of valour, [are]
in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 17 14
This was the numbering of them according to their fathers` houses: Of Judah, the captains of
thousands: Adnah the captain, and with him mighty men of valor three hundred thousand;
And these are the numbers of them according to their fathers` houses. Of Judah the
captains of thousands: Adnah the captain, and with him three hundred thousand mighty
men of valour;
And these [are] their numbers, for the house of their fathers: Of Judah, heads of
thousands, Adnah the head, and with him mighty ones of valour, three hundred
chiefs.
2 Chronicles 17 15
and next to him Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred eighty thousand;
and next to him was Johanan the captain, and with him two hundred and eighty thousand;
And at his hand [is] Jehohanan the head, and with him two hundred and eighty
chiefs.
2 Chronicles 17 16
and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to Yahweh; and with
him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor.
and next to him, Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to Jehovah; and
with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valour.
And at his hand [is] Amasiah son of Zichri, who is willingly offering himself to
Jehovah, and with him two hundred chiefs, mighty of valour.
2 Chronicles 17 17
Of Benjamin: Eliada a mighty man of valor, and with him two hundred thousand armed with bow
and shield;
And of Benjamin: Eliada, a mighty man of valour, and with him two hundred thousand,
armed with bow and shield;
And of Benjamin: mighty of valour, Eliada, and with him, armed with bow and
shield, two hundred chiefs.
2 Chronicles 17 18
and next to him Jehozabad and with him one hundred eighty thousand ready prepared for war.
and next to him was Jehozabad, and with him a hundred and eighty thousand ready
prepared for war.
And at his hand [is] Jehozabad, and with him a hundred and eighty chiefs, armed
ones of the host.
2 Chronicles 17 19
These were those who waited on the king, besides those whom the king put in the fortified
cities throughout all Judah.
These were they that waited on the king, besides those that the king had put in the
fortified cities throughout Judah.
These [are] those serving the king, apart from those whom the king put in the
cities of fortress, in all Judah.
2 Chronicles 18 1
Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance; and he joined affinity with Ahab.
And Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance; and he allied himself with Ahab
by marriage.
And Jehoshaphat hath riches and honour in abundance, and joineth affinity to
Ahab,
2 Chronicles 18 2
After certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in
abundance, and for the people who were with him, and moved him to go up [with him] to
Ramoth-gilead.
And after [certain] years he went down to Ahab, to Samaria. And Ahab killed sheep and
oxen for him in abundance, and for the people that were with him, and urged him to go
up against Ramoth-Gilead.
and goeth down at the end of [certain] years unto Ahab to Samaria, and Ahab
sacrificeth for him sheep and oxen in abundance, and for the people who [are]
with him, and persuadeth him to go up unto Ramoth-Gilead.
2 Chronicles 18 3
Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Will you go with me to Ramoth-gilead? He
answered him, I am as you are, and my people as your people; and [we will be] with you in the
war.
And Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Wilt thou go with me to
Ramoth-Gilead? And he said to him, I am as thou, and my people as thy people; and [I will
be] with thee in the war.
And Ahab king of Israel saith unto Jehoshaphat king of Judah, `Dost thou go with
me [to] Ramoth-Gilead?` And he saith to him, `As I -- so thou, and as thy people --
my people, even with thee in battle.`
2 Chronicles 18 4
Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Please inquire first for the word of Yahweh.
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, this day of the word of
Jehovah.
And Jehoshaphat saith unto the king of Israel, `Seek, I pray thee, this day, the
word of Jehovah.`
2 Chronicles 18 5
Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, four hundred men, and said to them,
Shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? They said, Go up; for God will deliver it
into the hand of the king.
And the king of Israel assembled the prophets, four hundred men, and said to them, Shall
we go against Ramoth-Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up, and God
will give it into the king`s hand.
And the king of Israel gathereth the prophets, four hundred men, and saith unto
them, `Do we go unto Ramoth-Gilead to battle, or do I forbear?` And they say, `Go
up, and God doth give [it] into the hand of the king.`
2 Chronicles 18 6
But Jehoshaphat said, Isn`t there here a prophet of Yahweh besides, that we may inquire of him?
But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of Jehovah besides, that we might
inquire of him?
And Jehoshaphat saith, `Is there not here a prophet of Jehovah still, and we seek
from him?`
2 Chronicles 18 7
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Yahweh:
but I hate him; for he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil: the same is
Micaiah the son of Imla. Jehoshaphat said, Don`t let the king say so.
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire
of Jehovah; but I hate him, for he prophesies no good concerning me, but always evil: [it
is] Micah the son of Imlah. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
And the king of Israel saith unto Jehoshaphat, `Still -- one man to seek Jehovah
from him, and I -- I have hated him, for he is not prophesying concerning me of
good, but all his days of evil, he [is] Micaiah son of Imlah;` and Jehoshaphat saith,
`Let not the king say so.`
2 Chronicles 18 8
Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Get quickly Micaiah the son of Imla.
Then the king of Israel called a chamberlain, and said, Fetch quickly Micah the son of
Imlah.
And the king of Israel calleth unto a certain officer, and saith, `Hasten Micaiah
son of Imlah.`
2 Chronicles 18 9
Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, arrayed in their
robes, and they were sitting in an open place at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the
prophets were prophesying before them.
And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, having put on their robes, sat
each on his throne; and they sat in an open place at the entrance of the gate of Samaria;
and all the prophets prophesied before them.
And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah are sitting, each on his
throne, clothed with garments, and they are sitting in a threshing-floor at the
opening of the gate of Samaria, and all the prophets are prophesying before them.
2 Chronicles 18 10
Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron, and said, Thus says Yahweh, With these
shall you push the Syrians, until they be consumed.
And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made for himself horns of iron, and he said, Thus
saith Jehovah: With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have exterminated them.
And Zedekiah son of Chenaanah maketh for himself horns of iron, and saith, `Thus
said Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 18 11
All the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper; for Yahweh will
deliver it into the hand of the king.
And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth-Gilead, and prosper; for
Jehovah will give it into the king`s hand.
With these thou dost push Aram till thou hast consumed them.` And all the
prophets are prophesying so, saying, `Go up [to] Ramath-Gilead and prosper, and
Jehovah hath given [it] into the hand of the king.`
2 Chronicles 18 12
The messenger who went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, Behold, the words of the prophets
[declare] good to the king with one mouth: let your word therefore, Please be like one of theirs,
and speak you good.
And the messenger that went to call Micah spoke to him saying, Behold, the words of the
prophets [declare] good to the king with one assent: let thy word therefore, I pray thee,
be like one of theirs, and declare good.
And the messenger who hath gone to call for Micaiah hath spoken unto him,
saying, `Lo, the words of the prophets -- one mouth -- [are] good towards the king,
and let, I pray thee, thy word be like one of theirs: and thou hast spoken good.`
2 Chronicles 18 13
Micaiah said, As Yahweh lives, what my God says, that will I speak.
And Micah said, As Jehovah liveth, even what my God shall say, that will I declare.
And Micaiah saith `Jehovah liveth, surely that which my God saith, it I speak.`
2 Chronicles 18 14
When he was come to the king, the king said to him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to
battle, or shall I forbear? He said, Go you up, and prosper; and they shall be delivered into your
hand.
And he came to the king. And the king said to him, Micah, shall we go against Ramoth-
Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And he said, Go ye up, and prosper; and they will be
given into your hands.
And he cometh in unto the king, and the king saith unto him, `Micaiah, do we go
unto Ramoth-Gilead to battle, or do I forbear?` And he saith, `Go ye up, and
prosper, and they are given into your hand.`
2 Chronicles 18 15
The king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you speak to me nothing but the
truth in the name of Yahweh?
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing
but truth in the name of Jehovah?
And the king saith unto him, `How many times am I adjuring thee, that thou speak
unto me only truth in the name of Jehovah?`
2 Chronicles 18 16
He said, I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and Yahweh
said, These have no master; let them return every man to his house in peace.
And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no
shepherd. And Jehovah said, These have no master: let them return every man to his
house in peace.
And he saith, `I have seen all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have
no shepherd, and Jehovah saith, There are no masters to these, they turn back each
to his house in peace.`
2 Chronicles 18 17
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Didn`t I tell you that he would not prophesy good
concerning me, but evil?
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he prophesies no good
concerning me, but evil?
And the king of Israel saith unto Jehoshaphat, `Did I not say unto thee, He doth not
prophesy concerning me good, but rather of evil?`
2 Chronicles 18 18
[Micaiah] said, Therefore hear you the word of Yahweh: I saw Yahweh sitting on his throne, and
all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left.
And he said, Hear ye therefore the word of Jehovah: I saw Jehovah sitting upon his throne,
and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left;
And he saith, `Therefore, hear ye a word of Jehovah: I have seen Jehovah sitting on
His throne, and all the host of the heavens standing on His right and His left;
2 Chronicles 18 19
Yahweh said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?
One spoke saying after this manner, and another saying after that manner.
and Jehovah said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel that he may go up and fall at
Ramoth-Gilead? And one spoke saying after this manner, and another saying after that
manner.
and Jehovah saith, Who doth entice Ahab king of Israel, and he doth go up and fall
in Ramoth-Gilead? And this speaker saith thus, and that speaker thus.
2 Chronicles 18 20
There came forth a spirit, and stood before Yahweh, and said, I will entice him. Yahweh said to
him, `How?`
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before Jehovah and said, I will entice him. And
Jehovah said unto him, Wherewith?
And go out doth the spirit, and stand before Jehovah, and saith, I do entice him;
and Jehovah saith unto him, With what?
2 Chronicles 18 21
He said, `I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.` He said, `You
shall entice him, and shall prevail also: go forth, and do so.`
And he said, I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.
And he said, Thou shalt entice [him], and also succeed: go forth, and do so.
and he saith, I go out, and have become a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of all his
prophets. And He saith, Thou dost entice, and also, thou art able; go out and do so.
2 Chronicles 18 22
Now therefore, behold, Yahweh has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these your prophets; and
Yahweh has spoken evil concerning you.
And now, behold, Jehovah has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets; and
Jehovah has spoken evil concerning thee.
And, now, lo, Jehovah hath put a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of these thy
prophets, and Jehovah hath spoken concerning thee -- evil.`
2 Chronicles 18 23
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said,
Which way went the Spirit of Yahweh from me to speak to you?
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micah upon the cheek, and
said, Which way now went the Spirit of Jehovah from me to speak to thee?
And Zedekiah son of Chenaanah cometh nigh, and smiteth Micaiah on the cheek,
and saith, `Where [is] this -- the way the Spirit of Jehovah passed over from me to
speak with thee?`
2 Chronicles 18 24
Micaiah said, Behold, you shall see on that day, when you shall go into an inner chamber to hide
yourself.
And Micah said, Behold, thou shalt see on that day when thou shalt go from chamber to
chamber to hide thyself.
And Micaiah saith, `Lo, thou dost see in that day, that thou dost enter into the
innermost chamber to be hidden.`
2 Chronicles 18 25
The king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city, and
to Joash the king`s son;
And the king of Israel said, Take ye Micah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of
the city, and to Joash the king`s son;
And the king of Israel saith, `Take ye Micaiah, and turn him back unto Amon head
of the city, and unto Joash son of the king,
2 Chronicles 18 26
and say, Thus says the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction
and with water of affliction, until I return in peace.
and ye shall say, Thus says the king: Put this [man] in the prison, and feed him with
bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I return in peace.
and ye have said, Thus said the king, Put ye this [one] in the house of restraint,
and cause him to eat bread of oppression, and water of oppression, till my return
in peace.`
2 Chronicles 18 27
Micaiah said, If you return at all in peace, Yahweh has not spoken by me. He said, Hear, you
peoples, all of you.
And Micah said, If thou return at all in peace, Jehovah has not spoken by me. And he said,
Hearken, O peoples, all of you!
And Micaiah saith, `If thou dost certainly return in peace, Jehovah hath not
spoken by me;` and he saith, `Hear ye, O peoples, all of them!`
2 Chronicles 18 28
So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead.
And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-Gilead.
And the king of Israel goeth up, and Jehoshaphat king of Judah, unto Ramoth-
Gilead;
2 Chronicles 18 29
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and go into the battle; but put you
on your robes. So the king of Israel disguised himself; and they went into the battle.
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and will enter into the
battle; but put thou on thy robes. And the king of Israel disguised himself; and they went
into the battle.
and the king of Israel saith unto Jehoshaphat to disguise himself, and to go into
battle, `And thou, put on thy garments.` And the king of Israel disguiseth himself,
and they go into battle.
2 Chronicles 18 30
Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of his chariots, saying, Fight neither with
small nor great, save only with the king of Israel.
And the king of Syria commanded the captains of his chariots saying, Fight neither with
small nor great, but with the king of Israel only.
And the king of Aram hath commanded the heads of the charioteers whom he
hath, saying, `Ye do not fight with small or with great, except with the king of
Israel by himself.`
2 Chronicles 18 31
It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of
Israel. Therefore they turned about to fight against him: but Jehoshaphat cried out, and Yahweh
helped him; and God moved them [to depart] from him.
And it came to pass when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said,
That is the king of Israel; and they surrounded him to fight; and Jehoshaphat cried out,
and Jehovah helped him; and God diverted them from him.
And it cometh to pass at the heads of the charioteers seeing Jehoshaphat, that
they have said, `The king of Israel he is,` and they turn round against him to fight,
and Jehoshaphat crieth out, and Jehovah hath helped him, and God enticeth them
from him,
2 Chronicles 18 32
It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, that they
turned back from pursuing him.
And it came to pass that when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the
king of Israel, they turned back from pursuing him.
yea, it cometh to pass, at the heads of the charioteers seeing that it hath not been
the king of Israel -- they turn back from after him.
2 Chronicles 18 33
A certain man drew his bow at a venture, and struck the king of Israel between the joints of the
armor: why he said to the driver of the chariot, Turn your hand, and carry me out of the host; for
I am sore wounded.
And a man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the fastenings
and the corslet. And he said to the charioteer, Turn thy hand and drive me out of the
camp; for I am wounded.
And a man hath drawn with a bow, in his simplicity, and smiteth the king of
Israel between the joinings and the coat of mail, and he saith to the charioteer,
`Turn thy hand, and thou hast brought me out of the camp, for I have become sick.`
2 Chronicles 18 34
The battle increased that day: however the king of Israel stayed himself up in his chariot
against the Syrians until the even; and about the time of the going down of the sun he died.
And the battle increased that day; and the king of Israel stayed himself up in his chariot
against the Syrians until the even; and about the time of the going down of the sun he
died.
And the battle increaseth on that day, and the king of Israel hath been stayed up
in the chariot over-against Aram till the evening, and he dieth at the time of the
going in of the sun.


Study Questions

How did Asa's actions show a lack of faith? 16:1-7

God is________? 16:9

Jehoshaphat became ____________? 17:12

How many men did Hehozabad command? 17:18

What was done to Micaiah? 18:23, 25, 26

Did Ahab live or die? 18:33, 34


The World English Bible

Jul. 28, 29
Acts 17

Act 17:1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue.
Act 17:2 Paul, as was his custom, went in to them, and for three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
Act 17:3 explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ."
Act 17:4 Some of them were persuaded, and joined Paul and Silas, of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and not a few of the chief women.
Act 17:5 But the unpersuaded Jews took along some wicked men from the marketplace, and gathering a crowd, set the city in an uproar. Assaulting the house of Jason, they sought to bring them out to the people.
Act 17:6 When they didn't find them, they dragged Jason and certain brothers before the rulers of the city, crying, "These who have turned the world upside down have come here also,
Act 17:7 whom Jason has received. These all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus!"
Act 17:8 The multitude and the rulers of the city were troubled when they heard these things.
Act 17:9 When they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.
Act 17:10 The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Beroea. When they arrived, they went into the Jewish synagogue.
Act 17:11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
Act 17:12 Many of them therefore believed; also of the prominent Greek women, and not a few men.
Act 17:13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was proclaimed by Paul at Beroea also, they came there likewise, agitating the multitudes.
Act 17:14 Then the brothers immediately sent out Paul to go as far as to the sea, and Silas and Timothy still stayed there.
Act 17:15 But those who escorted Paul brought him as far as Athens. Receiving a commandment to Silas and Timothy that they should come to him very quickly, they departed.
Act 17:16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw the city full of idols.
Act 17:17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who met him.
Act 17:18 Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also were conversing with him. Some said, "What does this babbler want to say?" Others said, "He seems to be advocating foreign deities," because he preached Jesus and the resurrection.
Act 17:19 They took hold of him, and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by you?
Act 17:20 For you bring certain strange things to our ears. We want to know therefore what these things mean."
Act 17:21 Now all the Athenians and the strangers living there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.
Act 17:22 Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus, and said, "You men of Athens, I perceive that you are very religious in all things.
Act 17:23 For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription: 'TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.' What therefore you worship in ignorance, this I announce to you.
Act 17:24 The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, doesn't dwell in temples made with hands,
Act 17:25 neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath, and all things.
Act 17:26 He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings,
Act 17:27 that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
Act 17:28 'For in him we live, and move, and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also his offspring.'
Act 17:29 Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, engraved by art and design of man.
Act 17:30 The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent,
Act 17:31 because he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; of which he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead."
Act 17:32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but others said, "We want to hear you again concerning this."
Act 17:33 Thus Paul went out from among them.
Act 17:34 But certain men joined with him, and believed, among whom also was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.




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Acts 17 1
Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where
there was a synagogue of the Jews.
And having journeyed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica,
where was the synagogue of the Jews.
And having passed through Amphipolis, and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica,
where was the synagogue of the Jews,
Acts 17 2
Paul, as was his custom, went in to them, and for three Sabbath days reasoned with them from
the Scriptures,
And according to Paul`s custom he went in among them, and on three sabbaths reasoned
with them from the scriptures,
and according to the custom of Paul, he went in unto them, and for three sabbaths
he was reasoning with them from the Writings,
Acts 17 3
explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer, and to rise again from the dead, and
saying, "This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ."
opening and laying down that the Christ must have suffered and risen up from among the
dead, and that this is the Christ, Jesus whom *I* announce to you.
opening and alleging, `That the Christ it behoved to suffer, and to rise again out
of the dead, and that this is the Christ -- Jesus whom I proclaim to you.`
Acts 17 4
Some of them were persuaded, and joined Paul and Silas, of the devout Greeks a great multitude,
and not a few of the chief women.
And some of them believed, and joined themselves to Paul and Silas, and of the Greeks
who worshipped, a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
And certain of them did believe, and attached themselves to Paul and to Silas, also
of the worshipping Greeks a great multitude, of the principal women also not a
few.
Acts 17 5
But the disobedient Jews gathered some wicked men from the marketplace, and gathering a
crowd, set the city in an uproar. Assaulting the house of Jason, they sought to bring them forth
to the people.
But the Jews having been stirred up to jealousy, and taken to [themselves] certain
wicked men of the lowest rabble, and having got a crowd together, set the city in
confusion; and having beset the house of Jason sought to bring them out to the people;
And the unbelieving Jews, having been moved with envy, and having taken to
them of the loungers certain evil men, and having made a crowd, were setting the
city in an uproar; having assailed also the house of Jason, they were seeking them
to bring [them] to the populace,
Acts 17 6
When they didn`t find them, they dragged Jason and certain brothers before the rulers of the
city, crying, "These who have turned the world upside down have come here also,
and not having found them, dragged Jason and certain brethren before the politarchs,
crying out, These [men] that have set the world in tumult, are come here also,
and not having found them, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the city
rulers, calling aloud -- `These, having put the world in commotion, are also here
present,
Acts 17 7
whom Jason has received. These all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is
another king, Jesus!"
whom Jason has received; and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying, that
there is another king, Jesus.
whom Jason hath received; and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar,
saying another to be king -- Jesus.`
Acts 17 8
The multitude and the rulers of the city were troubled when they heard these things.
And they troubled the crowd and the politarchs when they heard these things.
And they troubled the multitude and the city rulers, hearing these things,
Acts 17 9
When they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.
And having taken security of Jason and the rest, they let them go.
and having taking security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.
Acts 17 10
The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Beroea. When they arrived, they
went into the Jewish synagogue.
But the brethren immediately sent away, in the night, Paul and Silas to Berea; who,
being arrived, went away into the synagogue of the Jews.
And the brethren immediately, through the night, sent forth both Paul and Silas
to Berea, who having come, went to the synagogue of the Jews;
Acts 17 11
Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all
readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.
And these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, receiving the word with all
readiness of mind, daily searching the scriptures if these things were so.
and these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, they received the word
with all readiness of mind, every day examining the Writings whether those
things were so;
Acts 17 12
Many of them therefore believed; also of the Greek women of honorable estate, and not a few men.
Therefore many from among them believed, and of Grecian women of the upper classes
and men not a few.
many, indeed, therefore, of them did believe, and of the honourable Greek women
and men not a few.
Acts 17 13
But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was proclaimed by Paul
at Beroea also, they came there likewise, agitating the multitudes.
But when the Jews from Thessalonica knew that the word of God was announced in Berea
also by Paul, they came there also, stirring up the crowds.
And when the Jews from Thessalonica knew that also in Berea was the word of God
declared by Paul, they came thither also, agitating the multitudes;
Acts 17 14
Then the brothers immediately sent forth Paul to go as far as to the sea, and Silas and Timothy
still stayed there.
And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as to the sea; but Silas and
Timotheus abode there.
and then immediately the brethren sent forth Paul, to go on as it were to the sea,
but both Silas and Timothy were remaining there.
Acts 17 15
But those who escorted Paul brought him as far as Athens. Receiving a commandment to Silas
and Timothy that they should come to him with all speed, they departed.
But they that conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and, having received a
commandment to Silas and Timotheus, that they should come to him as quickly as
possible, they departed.
And those conducting Paul, brought him unto Athens, and having received a
command unto Silas and Timotheus that with all speed they may come unto him,
they departed;
Acts 17 16
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw the
city full of idols.
But in Athens, while Paul was waiting for them, his spirit was painfully excited in him
seeing the city given up to idolatry.
and Paul waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, beholding the
city wholly given to idolatry,
Acts 17 17
So he reasoned in the synagogue with Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every
day with those who met him.
He reasoned therefore in the synagogue with the Jews, and those who worshipped, and in
the market-place every day with those he met with.
therefore, indeed, he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the
worshipping persons, and in the market-place every day with those who met with
him.
Acts 17 18
Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also encountered him. Some said, "What does this
babbler want to say?" Others said, "He seems to be advocating foreign demons," because he
preached Jesus and the resurrection.
But some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers attacked him. And some said, What
would this chatterer say? and some, He seems to be an announcer of foreign demons,
because he announced the glad tidings of Jesus and the resurrection [to them].
And certain of the Epicurean and of the Stoic philosophers, were meeting
together to see him, and some were saying, `What would this seed picker wish to
say?` and others, `Of strange demons he doth seem to be an announcer;` because
Jesus and the rising again he did proclaim to them as good news,
Acts 17 19
They took hold of him, and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new
teaching is, which is spoken by you?
And having taken hold on him they brought [him] to Areopagus, saying, Might we know
what this new doctrine which is spoken by thee [is]?
having also taken him, unto the Areopagus they brought [him], saying, `Are we
able to know what [is] this new teaching that is spoken by thee,
Acts 17 20
For you bring certain strange things to our ears. We want to know therefore what these things
mean."
For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears. We wish therefore to know what
these things may mean.
for certain strange things thou dost bring to our ears? we wish, then, to know
what these things would wish to be;`
Acts 17 21
Now all the Athenians and the strangers living there spent their time in nothing else, but
either to tell or to hear some new thing.
Now all [the] Athenians and the strangers sojourning there spent their time in nothing
else than to tell and to hear the news.
and all Athenians, and the strangers sojourning, for nothing else were at leisure
but to say something, and to hear some newer thing.
Acts 17 22
Paul stood in the midsThe Composite Biblet of the Areopagus, and said, "You men of Athens, I perceive that you are
very religious in all things.
And Paul standing in the midst of Areopagus said, Athenians, in every way I see you
given up to demon worship;
And Paul, having stood in the midst of the Areopagus, said, `Men, Athenians, in all
things I perceive you as over-religious;
Acts 17 23
For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this
inscription: `TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.` What therefore you worship in ignorance, this I announce
to you.
for, passing through and beholding your shrines, I found also an altar on which was
inscribed, To the unknown God. Whom therefore ye reverence, not knowing [him], him I
announce to you.
for passing through and contemplating your objects of worship, I found also an
erection on which had been inscribed: To God -- unknown; whom, therefore -- not
knowing -- ye do worship, this One I announce to you.
Acts 17 24
The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not
in temples made with hands,
The God who has made the world and all things which are in it, *he*, being Lord of
heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands,
`God, who did make the world, and all things in it, this One, of heaven and of earth
being Lord, in temples made with hands doth not dwell,
Acts 17 25
neither is he served by men`s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to
all life and breath, and all things.
nor is served by men`s hands as needing something, himself giving to all life and breath
and all things;
neither by the hands of men is He served -- needing anything, He giving to all life,
and breath, and all things;
Acts 17 26
He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having
determined appointed seasons, and the bounds of their habitation,
and has made of one blood every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth,
having determined ordained times and the boundaries of their dwelling,
He made also of one blood every nation of men, to dwell upon all the face of the
earth -- having ordained times before appointed, and the bounds of their
dwellings --
Acts 17 27
that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might reach out for him and find him, though he
is not far from each one of us.
that they may seek God; if indeed they might feel after him and find him, although he is
not far from each one of us:
to seek the Lord, if perhaps they did feel after Him and find, -- though, indeed, He
is not far from each one of us,
Acts 17 28
`For in him we live, and move, and have our being.` As some of your own poets have said, `For we
are also his offspring.`
for in him we live and move and exist; as also some of the poets amongst you have said,
For we are also his offspring.
for in Him we live, and move, and are; as also certain of your poets have said: For
of Him also we are offspring.
Acts 17 29
Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or
silver, or stone, engraved by art and device of man.
Being therefore [the] offspring of God, we ought not to think that which is divine to be
like gold or silver or stone, [the] graven form of man`s art and imagination.
`Being, therefore, offspring of God, we ought not to think the Godhead to be like
to gold, or silver, or stone, graving of art and device of man;
Acts 17 30
The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all men
everywhere should repent,
God therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, now enjoins men that they shall
all everywhere repent,
the times, indeed, therefore, of the ignorance God having overlooked, doth now
command all men everywhere to reform,
Acts 17 31
because he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man
whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him
from the dead."
because he has set a day in which he is going to judge the habitable earth in
righteousness by [the] man whom he has appointed, giving the proof [of it] to all [in]
having raised him from among [the] dead.
because He did set a day in which He is about to judge the world in righteousness,
by a man whom He did ordain, having given assurance to all, having raised him
out of the dead.`
Acts 17 32
Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but others said, "We want to
hear you yet again concerning this."
And when they heard [of the] resurrection of the dead, some mocked, and some said, We
will hear thee again also concerning this.
And having heard of a rising again of the dead, some, indeed, were mocking, but
others said, `We will hear thee again concerning this;`
Acts 17 33
Thus Paul went out from among them.
Thus Paul went out of their midst.
and so Paul went forth from the midst of them,
Acts 17 34
But certain men joined with him, and believed, among whom also was Dionysius the Areopagite,
and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
But some men joining themselves to him believed; among whom also was Dionysius the
Areopagite, and a woman by name Damaris, and others with them.
and certain men having cleaved to him, did believe, among whom [is] also
Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman, by name Damaris, and others with them.


Study Questions

What was Paul's custom? 17:2

Paul's traveling companion was? 17:4

How were the Jews of Berea different from those in Thessalonica? 17:4

What altar did Paul find significant? 17:23