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From Gary... The lines of God






























Yesterday, I turned my hands palm up and was a little surprised at what I saw.  My hands were not the hands I remember from my youth- They were like Hubert Yankee's hands!!!  Now, Hubert lived around the block from us in Valley Falls and he was a mechanic at Thompson's mill (which processed burlap).  He was a quiet man, respected for both his sensibility and abilities.  These things were only exceeded by his kindness and generosity.  Most of all though, I remember his hands.  Worn, scarred from decades of hard use, they were filled with the most pronounced lines I have ever seen in a human being.  Somehow, those lines seemed etched his heart as well.  For of all the people who lived near the bridge in Valley Falls, I remember him the most.  In reality he was an unimportant, hard working mechanic, but to me he was a model of everything a husband and father should be.  And then I remembered the words of the sixteenth Psalm...

Psalm 16
 1  Preserve me, God, for in you do I take refuge.

  2 My soul, you have said to Yahweh, “You are my Lord.
Apart from you I have no good thing.”
  3 As for the saints who are in the earth,
they are the excellent ones in whom is all my delight.

  4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who give gifts to another god.
Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer,
nor take their names on my lips.
  5 Yahweh assigned my portion and my cup.
You made my lot secure.

  6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places.
Yes, I have a good inheritance.
  7 I will bless Yahweh, who has given me counsel.
Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.
  8 I have set Yahweh always before me.
Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
  9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices.
My body shall also dwell in safety.
  10 For you will not leave my soul in Sheol,
neither will you allow your holy one to see corruption.
  11 You will show me the path of life.
In your presence is fullness of joy.
In your right hand there are pleasures forever more.



This English Rose is beautiful to me; not only for the quality of the picture, but for the lines.  You see, if a life is lived with God, then it changes you, molds you and you change into a creation of The Almighty.  Your lines, whether on the face, hands or anywhere are just an indication that you have lived.  And if God is with you, you have an inheritance, a blessing, a future!!! 

The Apostle Peter puts it this way...

1 Peter, Chapter 1
 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy became our father again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  4 to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn’t fade away, reserved in Heaven for you,  5 who by the power of God are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

May you live with the daily presence of the Almighty and may your lines be beautiful!!!  


PS.  Here is a picture of Valley Falls, New York from the 19th century- We lived on the left side of the bridge, on the North side (Thompson's mill  [built after this photo]) was on the right...


From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 30



Bible Reading and Study, July 30


The World English Bible

July 30
2 Chronicles 22-24

2Ch 22:1 The inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his place; for the band of men who came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.
2Ch 22:2 Forty-two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.
2Ch 22:3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab; for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly.
2Ch 22:4 He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, as did the house of Ahab; for they were his counselors after the death of his father, to his destruction.
2Ch 22:5 He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth Gilead: and the Syrians wounded Joram.
2Ch 22:6 He returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which they had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. Azariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
2Ch 22:7 Now the destruction of Ahaziah was of God, in that he went to Joram: for when he was come, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom Yahweh had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
2Ch 22:8 It happened, when Jehu was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, that he found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brothers of Ahaziah, ministering to Ahaziah, and killed them.
2Ch 22:9 He sought Ahaziah, and they caught him (now he was hiding in Samaria), and they brought him to Jehu, and killed him; and they buried him, for they said, He is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought Yahweh with all his heart. The house of Ahaziah had no power to hold the kingdom.
2Ch 22:10 Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal seed of the house of Judah.
2Ch 22:11 But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the king's sons who were slain, and put him and his nurse in the bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest (for she was the sister of Ahaziah), hid him from Athaliah, so that she didn't kill him.
2Ch 22:12 He was with them hid in the house of God six years: and Athaliah reigned over the land.
2Ch 23:1 In the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the captains of hundreds, Azariah the son of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri, into covenant with him.
2Ch 23:2 They went about in Judah, and gathered the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the heads of fathers' houses of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
2Ch 23:3 All the assembly made a covenant with the king in the house of God. He said to them, Behold, the king's son shall reign, as Yahweh has spoken concerning the sons of David.
2Ch 23:4 This is the thing that you shall do: a third part of you, who come in on the Sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, shall be porters of the thresholds;
2Ch 23:5 and a third part shall be at the king's house; and a third part at the gate of the foundation: and all the people shall be in the courts of the house of Yahweh.
2Ch 23:6 But let none come into the house of Yahweh, save the priests, and those who minister of the Levites; they shall come in, for they are holy: but all the people shall keep the instruction of Yahweh.
2Ch 23:7 The Levites shall surround the king, every man with his weapons in his hand; and whoever comes into the house, let him be slain: and be with the king when he comes in, and when he goes out.
2Ch 23:8 So the Levites and all Judah did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men, those who were to come in on the Sabbath; with those who were to go out on the Sabbath; for Jehoiada the priest didn't dismiss the shift.
2Ch 23:9 Jehoiada the priest delivered to the captains of hundreds the spears, and bucklers, and shields, that had been king David's, which were in the house of God.
2Ch 23:10 He set all the people, every man with his weapon in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, along by the altar and the house, around the king.
2Ch 23:11 Then they brought out the king's son, and put the crown on him, and gave him the testimony, and made him king: and Jehoiada and his sons anointed him; and they said, Long live the king.
2Ch 23:12 When Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she came to the people into the house of Yahweh:
2Ch 23:13 and she looked, and, behold, the king stood by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and the trumpets by the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew trumpets; the singers also played on instruments of music, and led the singing of praise. Then Athaliah tore her clothes, and said, Treason! treason!
2Ch 23:14 Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of hundreds who were set over the army, and said to them, Have her forth between the ranks; and whoever follows her, let him be slain with the sword: for the priest said, Don't kill her in the house of Yahweh.
2Ch 23:15 So they made way for her; and she went to the entrance of the horse gate to the king's house: and they killed her there.
2Ch 23:16 Jehoiada made a covenant between himself, and all the people, and the king, that they should be Yahweh's people.
2Ch 23:17 All the people went to the house of Baal, and broke it down, and broke his altars and his images in pieces, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.
2Ch 23:18 Jehoiada appointed the officers of the house of Yahweh under the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of Yahweh, to offer the burnt offerings of Yahweh, as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, according to the order of David.
2Ch 23:19 He set the porters at the gates of the house of Yahweh, that no one who was unclean in anything should enter in.
2Ch 23:20 He took the captains of hundreds, and the nobles, and the governors of the people, and all the people of the land, and brought down the king from the house of Yahweh: and they came through the upper gate to the king's house, and set the king on the throne of the kingdom.
2Ch 23:21 So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet. Athaliah they had slain with the sword.
2Ch 24:1 Joash was seven years old when he began to reign; and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Zibiah, of Beersheba.
2Ch 24:2 Joash did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh all the days of Jehoiada the priest.
2Ch 24:3 Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he became the father of sons and daughters.
2Ch 24:4 It happened after this, that Joash was minded to restore the house of Yahweh.
2Ch 24:5 He gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out to the cities of Judah, and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year; and see that you hasten the matter. However the Levites didn't hurry.
2Ch 24:6 The king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said to him, Why haven't you required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the tax of Moses the servant of Yahweh, and of the assembly of Israel, for the tent of the testimony?
2Ch 24:7 For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of Yahweh did they bestow on the Baals.
2Ch 24:8 So the king commanded, and they made a chest, and set it outside at the gate of the house of Yahweh.
2Ch 24:9 They made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in for Yahweh the tax that Moses the servant of God laid on Israel in the wilderness.
2Ch 24:10 All the princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought in, and cast into the chest, until they had made an end.
2Ch 24:11 It was so, that whenever the chest was brought to the king's officers by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, the king's scribe and the chief priest's officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to its place again. Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.
2Ch 24:12 The king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of Yahweh; and they hired masons and carpenters to restore the house of Yahweh, and also such as worked iron and brass to repair the house of Yahweh.
2Ch 24:13 So the workmen worked, and the work of repairing went forward in their hands, and they set up the house of God in its state, and strengthened it.
2Ch 24:14 When they had made an end, they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, of which were made vessels for the house of Yahweh, even vessels with which to minister and to offer, and spoons, and vessels of gold and silver. They offered burnt offerings in the house of Yahweh continually all the days of Jehoiada.
2Ch 24:15 But Jehoiada grew old and was full of days, and he died; one hundred thirty years old was he when he died.
2Ch 24:16 They buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, and toward God and his house.
2Ch 24:17 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king listened to them.
2Ch 24:18 They forsook the house of Yahweh, the God of their fathers, and served the Asherim and the idols: and wrath came on Judah and Jerusalem for this their guiltiness.
2Ch 24:19 Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again to Yahweh; and they testified against them: but they would not give ear.
2Ch 24:20 The Spirit of God came on Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest; and he stood above the people, and said to them, Thus says God, Why do you disobey the commandments of Yahweh, so that you can't prosper? because you have forsaken Yahweh, he has also forsaken you.
2Ch 24:21 They conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of Yahweh.
2Ch 24:22 Thus Joash the king didn't remember the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but killed his son. When he died, he said, Yahweh look on it, and require it.
2Ch 24:23 It happened at the end of the year, that the army of the Syrians came up against him: and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people, and sent all the spoil of them to the king of Damascus.
2Ch 24:24 For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men; and Yahweh delivered a very great army into their hand, because they had forsaken Yahweh, the God of their fathers. So they executed judgment on Joash.
2Ch 24:25 When they were departed for him (for they left him very sick), his own servants conspired against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and killed him on his bed, and he died; and they buried him in the city of David, but they didn't bury him in the tombs of the kings.
2Ch 24:26 These are those who conspired against him: Zabad the son of Shimeath the Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith the Moabitess.

2Ch 24:27 Now concerning his sons, and the greatness of the burdens laid on him, and the rebuilding of the house of God, behold, they are written in the commentary of the book of the kings. Amaziah his son reigned in his place. 



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2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 22 1
The inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his place; for the band of
men who came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of
Jehoram king of Judah reigned.
And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead; for
the band of men that came in the camp with the Arabians had slain all the elder ones.
And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.
And the inhabitants of Jerusalem cause Ahaziah his youngest son to reign in his
stead, (for all the elder had the troop slain that came in with the Arabians to the
camp,) and Ahaziah son of Jehoram king of Judah reigneth.
2 Chronicles 22 2
Forty-two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem:
and his mother`s name was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.
Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in
Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Athaliah, daughter of Omri.
A son of twenty and two years [is] Ahaziah in his reigning, and one year he hath
reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Athaliah daughter of Omri;
2 Chronicles 22 3
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab; for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly.
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab; for his mother was his counsellor to do
wickedly.
he also hath walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother hath been his
counsellor to do wickedly.
2 Chronicles 22 4
He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, as did the house of Ahab; for they were his
counselors after the death of his father, to his destruction.
And he did evil in the sight of Jehovah like the house of Ahab; for they were his
counsellors after the death of his father, to his destruction.
And he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, like the house of Ahab, for they
have been his counsellors, after the death of his father, for destruction to him.
2 Chronicles 22 5
He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war
against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-gilead: and the Syrians wounded Joram.
He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab, king of Israel,
to the war against Hazael the king of Syria at Ramoth-Gilead; and the Syrians wounded
Joram.
Also, in their counsel he hath walked, and goeth with Jehoram son of Ahab king of
Israel to battle against Hazael king of Aram, in Ramoth-Gilead, and they of Ramah
smite Joram;
2 Chronicles 22 6
He returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which they had given him at Ramah, when he
fought against Hazael king of Syria. Azariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see
Jehoram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
And he returned to be healed in Jizreel because of the wounds that were given him at
Ramah, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria. And Azariah the son of Jehoram, king
of Judah, went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab at Jizreel; for he was sick.
and he turneth back to be healed in Jezreel because of the wounds with which
they had smitten him in Ramah, in his fighting with Hazael king of Aram. And
Azariah son of Jehoram king of Judah hath gone down to see Jehoram son of Ahab,
in Jezreel, for he [is] sick;
2 Chronicles 22 7
Now the destruction of Ahaziah was of God, in that he went to Joram: for when he was come, he
went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom Yahweh had anointed to cut off the
house of Ahab.
But his coming to Joram was from God the complete ruin of Ahaziah. And when he had
come, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom Jehovah had
anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
and from God hath been the destruction of Ahaziah, to come unto Joram: and in his
coming he hath gone out with Jehoram unto Jehu son of Nimshi, whom Jehovah
anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
2 Chronicles 22 8
It happened, when Jehu was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, that he found the princes
of Judah, and the sons of the brothers of Ahaziah, ministering to Ahaziah, and killed them.
And it came to pass when Jehu was executing judgment upon the house of Ahab, that he
found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, that attended upon
Ahaziah, and he slew them.
And it cometh to pass, in Jehu`s executing judgment with the house of Ahab, that
he findeth the heads of Judah and sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, ministers of
Ahaziah, and slayeth them.
2 Chronicles 22 9
He sought Ahaziah, and they caught him (now he was hiding in Samaria), and they brought him
to Jehu, and killed him; and they buried him, for they said, He is the son of Jehoshaphat, who
sought Yahweh with all his heart. The house of Ahaziah had no power to hold the kingdom.
And he sought Ahaziah; and they caught him (for he had hid himself in Samaria), and
brought him to Jehu, and slew him; and they buried him, for they said, He is a son of
Jehoshaphat, who sought Jehovah with all his heart. And in the house of Ahaziah there
was no one who was able to [hold] the kingdom.
And he seeketh Ahaziah, and they capture him, (and he is hiding himself in
Samaria), and bring him in unto Jehu, and put him to death, and bury him, for
they said, `He [is] son of Jehoshaphat, who sought Jehovah with all his heart;` and
there is none to the house of Ahaziah to retain power for the kingdom.
2 Chronicles 22 10
Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all
the seed royal of the house of Judah.
And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose up and
exterminated all the royal seed of the house of Judah.
And Athaliah mother of Ahaziah hath seen that her son is dead, and she riseth and
destroyeth the whole seed of the kingdom of the house of Judah.
2 Chronicles 22 11
But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away
from among the king`s sons who were slain, and put him and his nurse in the bedchamber. So
Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest (for she was the
sister of Ahaziah), hid him from Athaliah, so that she didn`t kill him.
But Jehoshabeath the daughter of the king took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him
from among the king`s sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in the
bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the
priest (for she was the sister of Ahaziah), hid him from Athaliah, so that she did not slay
him;
And Jehoshabeath daughter of the king taketh Joash son of Ahaziah, and stealeth
him from the midst of the sons of the king who are put to death, and putteth him
and his nurse into the inner part of the bed-chambers, and Jehoshabeath daughter
of king Jehoram, wife of Jehoiada the priest, because she hath been sister of
Ahaziah, hideth him from the face of Athaliah, and she hath not put him to death.
2 Chronicles 22 12
He was with them hid in the house of God six years: and Athaliah reigned over the land.
and he was with them hid in the house of God six years. And Athaliah reigned over the
land.
And he is with them in the house of God hiding himself six years, and Athaliah is
reigning over the land.
2 Chronicles 23 1
In the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the captains of hundreds, Azariah
the son of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and Maaseiah
the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri, into covenant with him.
And in the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the captains of the
hundreds, Azariah the son of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah the
son of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri, into
covenant with him.
And in the seventh year hath Jehoiada strengthened himself, and taketh the heads
of the hundreds, even Azariah son of Jeroham, and Ishmael son of Jehohanan, and
Azariah son of Obed, and Maaseiah son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat son of Zichri,
with him into covenant.
2 Chronicles 23 2
They went about in Judah, and gathered the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the heads of
fathers` [houses] of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
And they went about in Judah and gathered together the Levites out of all the cities of
Judah, and the chief fathers of Israel; and they came to Jerusalem.
And they go round about in Judah, and gather the Levites out of all the cities of
Judah, and heads of the fathers of Israel, and come in unto Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 23 3
All the assembly made a covenant with the king in the house of God. He said to them, Behold, the
king`s son shall reign, as Yahweh has spoken concerning the sons of David.
And all the congregation made a covenant with the king in the house of God. And he said
to them, Behold, the king`s son shall reign, as Jehovah has said of the sons of David.
and all the assembly make a covenant in the house of God with the king, and he
saith to them, `Lo, the son of the king doth reign, as Jehovah spake concerning the
sons of David.
2 Chronicles 23 4
This is the thing that you shall do: a third part of you, who come in on the Sabbath, of the priests
and of the Levites, shall be porters of the thresholds;
This is the thing which ye shall do: a third part of you that come in on the sabbath, of the
priests and of the Levites, shall be keepers of the doors;
`This [is] the thing that ye do: The third of you, going in on the sabbath, of the
priests, and of the Levites, [are] for gatekeepers of the thresholds,
2 Chronicles 23 5
and a third part shall be at the king`s house; and a third part at the gate of the foundation: and
all the people shall be in the courts of the house of Yahweh.
and a third part shall be at the king`s house; and a third part at the gate of the
foundation; and all the people shall be in the courts of the house of Jehovah.
and the third [are] at the house of the king, and the third at the gate of the
foundation, and all the people [are] in the courts of the house of Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 23 6
But let none come into the house of Yahweh, save the priests, and those who minister of the
Levites; they shall come in, for they are holy: but all the people shall keep the charge of Yahweh.
But let none come into the house of Jehovah except the priests and those of the Levites
that do the service; they shall go in, for they are holy; but all the people shall keep the
watch of Jehovah.
`And none doth enter the house of Jehovah except the priests, and those
ministering of the Levites (they go in for they [are] holy), and all the people keep
the watch of Jehovah:
2 Chronicles 23 7
The Levites shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and
whoever comes into the house, let him be slain: and be you with the king when he comes in, and
when he goes out.
And the Levites shall encompass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his
hand; and he that comes into the house shall be put to death; and ye shall be with the
king when he comes in and when he goes out.
and the Levites have compassed the king round about, each with his weapon in his
hand, and he who hath gone in unto the house is put to death; and be ye with the
king in his coming in and in his going out.`
2 Chronicles 23 8
So the Levites and all Judah did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they
took every man his men, those who were to come in on the Sabbath; with those who were to go
out on the Sabbath; for Jehoiada the priest didn`t dismiss the shift.
And the Levites and all Judah did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded;
and they took every man his men, those that were to come in on the sabbath, with them
that were to go forth on the sabbath; for Jehoiada the priest did not liberate the
divisions.
And the Levites and all Judah do according to all that Jehoiada the priest hath
commanded, and take each his men going in on the sabbath, with those going out
on the sabbath, for Jehoiada the priest hath not let away the courses.
2 Chronicles 23 9
Jehoiada the priest delivered to the captains of hundreds the spears, and bucklers, and shields,
that had been king David`s, which were in the house of God.
And Jehoiada the priest gave to the captains of the hundreds king David`s spears and
shields and targets, which were in the house of God.
And Jehoiada the priest giveth to the heads of the hundreds the spears, and the
shields, and the bucklers that [are] king David`s, that [are] in the house of God;
2 Chronicles 23 10
He set all the people, every man with his weapon in his hand, from the right side of the house to
the left side of the house, along by the altar and the house, by the king round about.
And he set all the people, every man with his javelin in his hand, from the right side of
the house to the left side of the house, toward the altar and the house, by the king round
about.
and he stationeth the whole of the people, and each his dart in his hand, from the
right shoulder of the house unto the left shoulder of the house, at the altar, and at
the house, by the king, round about.
2 Chronicles 23 11
Then they brought out the king`s son, and put the crown on him, and [gave him] the testimony,
and made him king: and Jehoiada and his sons anointed him; and they said, [Long] live the king.
And they brought forth the king`s son, and put the crown upon him, and [gave him] the
testimony, and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him, and said, Long
live the king!
And they bring out the son of the king, and put upon him the crown, and the
testimony, and cause him to reign; and Jehoiada and his sons anoint him, and say,
`Let the king live!`
2 Chronicles 23 12
When Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she came to the
people into the house of Yahweh:
And Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, and she came
to the people into the house of Jehovah.
And Athaliah heareth the voice of the people who are running, and who are
praising the king, and she cometh in unto the people in the house of Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 23 13
and she looked, and, behold, the king stood by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and
the trumpets by the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew trumpets; the singers
also [played] on instruments of music, and led the singing of praise. Then Athaliah tore her
clothes, and said, Treason! treason!
And she looked, and behold, the king stood on his dais at the entrance, and the princes
and the trumpets were by the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with
trumpets; and the singers [were there] with the instruments of music, and such as
taught to sing praise. And Athaliah rent her garments, and said, Conspiracy! Conspiracy!
and seeth, and lo, the king is standing by his pillar in the entrance, and the
heads, and the trumpets [are] by the king, and all the people of the land rejoicing
and shouting with trumpets, and the singers with instruments of song, and the
teachers, to praise, and Athaliah rendeth her garments, and saith, `Conspiracy,
conspiracy.`
2 Chronicles 23 14
Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of hundreds who were set over the host, and said to
them, Have her forth between the ranks; and whoever follows her, let him be slain with the
sword: for the priest said, Don`t kill her in the house of Yahweh.
And Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of the hundreds that were set over the
host, and said to them, Lead her forth without the ranks; and whosoever follows her, let
him be slain with the sword; for the priest said, Ye shall not put her to death in the
house of Jehovah.
And Jehoiada the priest bringeth out the heads of the hundreds, inspectors of the
force, and saith unto them, `Take her out from within the rows, and he who hath
gone after her is put to death by the sword;` for the priest said, `Put her not to
death [in] the house of Jehovah.`
2 Chronicles 23 15
So they made way for her; and she went to the entrance of the horse gate to the king`s house: and
they killed her there.
And they made way for her, and she went through the entrance of the horse-gate into the
king`s house, and they put her to death there.
And they make for her sides, and she cometh in unto the entrance of the gate of
the horses at the house of the king, and they put her to death there.
2 Chronicles 23 16
Jehoiada made a covenant between himself, and all the people, and the king, that they should be
Yahweh`s people.
And Jehoiada made a covenant between himself and all the people and the king, that they
should be the people of Jehovah.
And Jehoiada maketh a covenant between him, and between all the people, and
between the king, to be for a people to Jehovah;
2 Chronicles 23 17
All the people went to the house of Baal, and broke it down, and broke his altars and his images
in pieces, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.
And all the people went into the house of Baal, and broke it down; and they broke his
altars and his images in pieces, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.
and all the people enter the house of Baal, and break it down, yea, his altars and
his images they have broken, and Mattan priest of Baal they have slain before the
altars.
2 Chronicles 23 18
Jehoiada appointed the officers of the house of Yahweh under the hand of the priests the Levites,
whom David had distributed in the house of Yahweh, to offer the burnt offerings of Yahweh, as
it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, according to the order of
And Jehoiada appointed the offices of the house of Jehovah under the hand of the priests,
the Levites, whom David had set by classes over the house of Jehovah to offer up Jehovah`s
burnt-offerings, as it is written in the law of Moses, -- with rejoicing and with singing
according to the directions of David.
And Jehoiada putteth the offices of the house of Jehovah into the hand of the
priests the Levites whom David had apportioned over the house of Jehovah, to
cause to ascend the burnt-offerings of Jehovah, as written in the law of Moses,
with joy, and with singing, by the hands of David;
2 Chronicles 23 19
He set the porters at the gates of the house of Yahweh, that no one who was unclean in anything
should enter in.
And he set the doorkeepers at the gates of the house of Jehovah, that no one unclean in
anything should enter in.
and he stationeth the gatekeepers over the gates of the house of Jehovah, and the
unclean in anything doth not go in.
2 Chronicles 23 20
He took the captains of hundreds, and the nobles, and the governors of the people, and all the
people of the land, and brought down the king from the house of Yahweh: and they came through
the upper gate to the king`s house, and set the king on the throne of the kingdom.
And he took the captains of the hundreds, and the nobles, and the governors of the
people, and all the people of the land, and brought down the king from the house of
Jehovah; and they came through the upper gate into the king`s house, and set the king
upon the throne of the kingdom.
And he taketh the heads of the hundreds, and the honourable ones, and the rulers
among the people, and all the people of the land, and bringeth down the king from
the house of Jehovah, and they come in through the high gate to the house of the
king, and cause the king to sit on the throne of the kingdom.
2 Chronicles 23 21
So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet. Athaliah they had slain with the
sword.
And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet; and they had slain
Athaliah with the sword.
And all the people of the land rejoice, and the city hath been quiet, and Athaliah
they have put to death by the sword.
2 Chronicles 24 1
Joash was seven years old when he began to reign; and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem: and
his mother`s name was Zibiah, of Beersheba.
Joash was seven years old when he began to reign; and he reigned forty years in
Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Zibiah of Beer-sheba.
A son of seven years [is] Joash in his reigning, and forty years he hath reigned in
Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Zibiah of Beer-Sheba.
2 Chronicles 24 2
Joash did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh all the days of Jehoiada the priest.
And Joash did what was right in the sight of Jehovah all the days of Jehoiada the priest.
And Joash doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah all the days of Jehoiada
the priest.
2 Chronicles 24 3
Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he became the father of sons and daughters.
And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begot sons and daughters.
And Jehoiada taketh for him two wives, and he begetteth sons and daughters.
2 Chronicles 24 4
It happened after this, that Joash was minded to restore the house of Yahweh.
And it came to pass after this, that Joash was minded to renew the house of Jehovah.
And it cometh to pass after this, it hath been with the heart of Joash to renew the
house of Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 24 5
He gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out to the cities of Judah,
and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year; and see that you
hasten the matter. However the Levites didn`t hurry.
And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out to the
cities of Judah and collect of all Israel money for the repair of the house of your God from
year to year, and ye shall hasten the matter. But the Levites hastened it not.
and he gathereth the priests and the Levites, and saith to them, `Go out to the
cities of Judah, and gather from all Israel money to strengthen the house of your
God sufficiently year by year, and ye, ye do haste to the matter;` and the Levites
have not hasted.
2 Chronicles 24 6
The king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said to him, Why haven`t you required of the Levites
to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the tax of Moses the servant of Yahweh, and of the
assembly of Israel, for the tent of the testimony?
And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said to him, Why hast thou not required of
the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the tribute of Moses the servant
of Jehovah [laid upon] the congregation of Israel, for the tent of the testimony?
And the king calleth for Jehoiada the head, and saith to him, `Wherefore hast thou
not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the
tribute of Moses, servant of Jehovah, and of the assembly of Israel, for the tent of
the testimony?
2 Chronicles 24 7
For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God; and also all the
dedicated things of the house of Yahweh did they bestow on the Baals.
For the wicked Athaliah [and] her sons had devastated the house of God; and also all the
hallowed things of the house of Jehovah had they employed for the Baals.
for sons of Athaliah, the wicked one, have broken up the house of God, and also, all
the holy things of the house of Jehovah they have prepared for Baalim.`
2 Chronicles 24 8
So the king commanded, and they made a chest, and set it outside at the gate of the house of
Yahweh.
And the king commanded, and they made a chest, and set it at the gate of the house of
Jehovah without,
And the king speaketh, and they make one chest, and put it at the gate of the
house of Jehovah without,
2 Chronicles 24 9
They made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in for Yahweh the tax that
Moses the servant of God laid on Israel in the wilderness.
and they made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to bring to Jehovah the
tribute of Moses the servant of God [laid upon] Israel in the wilderness.
and give an intimation in Judah and in Jerusalem to bring in to Jehovah the
tribute of Moses, servant of God, [laid] on Israel in the wilderness.
2 Chronicles 24 10
All the princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought in, and cast into the chest, until they
had made an end.
And all the princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought in and cast into the chest,
until they had finished.
And all the heads, and all the people rejoice, and they bring in, and cast into the
chest, unto completion.
2 Chronicles 24 11
It was so, that whenever the chest was brought to the king`s officers by the hand of the Levites,
and when they saw that there was much money, the king`s scribe and the chief priest`s officer
came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to its place again. Thus they did day by
day, and gathered money in abundance.
And it came to pass at the time the chest was brought for the king`s control by the hand
of the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, the king`s scribe and high
priest`s officer came, and they emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to its place
again. Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.
And it cometh to pass, at the time one bringeth in the chest for the inspection of
the king by the hand of the Levites, and at their seeing that the money [is]
abundant, that a scribe of the king hath come in, and an officer of the head-
priest, and they empty the chest, and take it up and turn it back unto its place;
thus they have done day by day, and gather money in abundance.
2 Chronicles 24 12
The king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of Yahweh; and
they hired masons and carpenters to restore the house of Yahweh, and also such as worked iron
and brass to repair the house of Yahweh.
And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of
Jehovah, and they hired masons and carpenters to renew the house of Jehovah, and also
such as wrought in iron and bronze, to repair the house of Jehovah.
And the king and Jehoiada give it unto the doers of the work of the service of the
house of Jehovah, and they are hiring hewers and artificers to renew the house of
Jehovah, and also -- to artificers in iron and brass to strengthen the house of
Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 24 13
So the workmen worked, and the work of repairing went forward in their hands, and they set up
the house of God in its state, and strengthened it.
So the workmen wrought, and the work was perfected by them, and they set the house of
God in its state, and strengthened it.
And those doing the business work, and there goeth up lengthening to the work
by their hand, and they establish the house of God, by its proper measure, and
strengthen it.
2 Chronicles 24 14
When they had made an end, they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada,
whereof were made vessels for the house of Yahweh, even vessels with which to minister and to
offer, and spoons, and vessels of gold and silver. They offered burnt offerings in the house of
Yahweh continually all the days of Jehoiada.
And when they had finished, they brought the rest of the money before the king and
Jehoiada; and they made of it vessels for the house of Jehovah, utensils to minister, and
with which to offer up, and cups, and utensils of gold and silver. And they offered up
burnt-offerings in the house of Jehovah continually all the days of Jehoiada.
And at their completing [it], they have brought in before the king and Jehoiada
the rest of the money, and they make it vessels for the house of Jehovah, vessels of
serving, and of offering up, and spoons, even vessels of gold and silver; and they
are causing burnt-offerings to ascend in the house of Jehovah continually, all the
days of Jehoiada.
2 Chronicles 24 15
But Jehoiada grew old and was full of days, and he died; one hundred thirty years old was he
when he died.
And Jehoiada grew old and was full of days, and he died; he was a hundred and thirty
years old when he died.
And Jehoiada is aged and satisfied with days, and dieth -- a son of a hundred and
thirty years in his death,
2 Chronicles 24 16
They buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, and
toward God and his house.
And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in
Israel, both toward God and toward his house.
and they bury him in the city of David, with the kings, for he hath done good in
Israel, and with God, and his house.
2 Chronicles 24 17
Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then
the king listened to them.
And after the death of Jehoiada the princes of Judah came and made obeisance to the
king; then the king hearkened to them.
And after the death of Jehoiada come in have heads of Judah, and bow themselves
to the king; then hath the king hearkened unto them,
2 Chronicles 24 18
They forsook the house of Yahweh, the God of their fathers, and served the Asherim and the idols:
and wrath came on Judah and Jerusalem for this their guiltiness.
And they forsook the house of Jehovah the God of their fathers, and served the Asherahs
and idols; and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass.
and they forsake the house of Jehovah, God of their fathers, and serve the shrines
and the idols, and there is wrath upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their guilt.
2 Chronicles 24 19
Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again to Yahweh; and they testified against them:
but they would not give ear.
And he sent prophets among them to bring them again to Jehovah, and they testified
against them; but they would not give ear.
And He sendeth among them prophets, to bring them back unto Jehovah, and they
testify against them, and they have not given ear;
2 Chronicles 24 20
The Spirit of God came on Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest; and he stood above the
people, and said to them, Thus says God, Why disobey you the commandments of Yahweh, so that
you can`t prosper? because you have forsaken Yahweh, he has also forsaken you.
And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest; and he stood up
above the people and said unto them, Thus saith God: Wherefore do ye transgress the
commandments of Jehovah? And ye cannot prosper; for ye have forsaken Jehovah, and he
hath forsaken you.
and the Spirit of God hath clothed Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest, and he
standeth over-against the people, and saith to them, `Thus said God, Why are ye
transgressing the commands of Jehovah, and prosper not? because ye have
forsaken Jehovah -- He doth forsake you.`
2 Chronicles 24 21
They conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the
court of the house of Yahweh.
And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the command of the king
in the court of the house of Jehovah.
And they conspire against him, and stone him with stones by the command of the
king, in the court of the house of Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 24 22
Thus Joash the king didn`t remember the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him,
but killed his son. When he died, he said, Yahweh look on it, and require it.
And king Joash remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him,
but slew his son. And when he died, he said, Jehovah see and require [it]!
and Joash the king hath not remembered the kindness that Jehoiada his father did
with him, and slayeth his son, and in his death he said, `Jehovah doth see, and
require.`
2 Chronicles 24 23
It happened at the end of the year, that the army of the Syrians came up against him: and they
came to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people,
and sent all the spoil of them to the king of Damascus.
And it came to pass at the end of the year [that] the army of Syria came up against him;
and they entered into Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people
from among the people, and sent all the spoil of them to the king at Damascus.
And it cometh to pass, at the turn of the year, come up hath the force of Aram
against him, and they come in unto Judah and Jerusalem, and destroy all the heads
of the people from the people, and all their spoil they have sent to the king of
Damascus,
2 Chronicles 24 24
For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men; and Yahweh delivered a very
great host into their hand, because they had forsaken Yahweh, the God of their fathers. So they
executed judgment on Joash.
Truly with a small company of men came the army of the Syrians, but Jehovah delivered a
very great army into their hand, because they had forsaken Jehovah the God of their
fathers; and they executed judgment upon Joash.
for with few men have the force of Aram come in, and Jehovah hath given into
their hand a mighty force for multitude, because they have forsaken Jehovah, God
of their fathers; and with Joash they have executed judgments.
2 Chronicles 24 25
When they were departed for him (for they left him very sick), his own servants conspired
against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and killed him on his bed, and he
died; and they buried him in the city of David, but they didn`t bury him in the tombs of the
And when they had departed from him (for they left him in great diseases), his own
servants conspired against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew
him on his bed, and he died; and they buried him in the city of David, but they did not
bury him in the sepulchres of the kings.
And in their going from him -- for they left him with many diseases -- his servants
themselves have conspired against him, for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the
priest, and slay him on his bed, and he dieth; and they bury him in the city of
David, and have not buried him in the graves of the kings.
2 Chronicles 24 26
These are those who conspired against him: Zabad the son of Shimeath the Ammonitess, and
Jehozabad the son of Shimrith the Moabitess.
And these are they that conspired against him: Zabad the son of Shimeath an
Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith a Moabitess.
And these [are] those conspiring against him, Zabad son of Shimeath the
Ammonitess, and Jehozabad son of Shimrith the Moabitess.
2 Chronicles 24 27
Now concerning his sons, and the greatness of the burdens [laid] on him, and the rebuilding of
the house of God, behold, they are written in the commentary of the book of the kings. Amaziah
his son reigned in his place.
And as to his sons, and the greatness of the burdens [laid] upon him, and the building of
the house of God, behold, they are written in the treatise of the book of the kings. And
Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.
As to his sons, and the greatness of the burden upon him, and the foundation of
the house of God, lo, they are written on the `Inquiry` of the book of the Kings; and

 reign doth Amaziah his son in his stead.


Study Questions

Hehoshabeath hid _______________ to save his life? 22:11

Who organized the captains and the priests so that Joash might become king? 23:1

Who cried, "treason, treason" 23:13

Why was a chest at the gate of the house of the LORD? 24:8 with 24:4-7

How old was Jehoiada at his death? 24:15

Who ordered the death of the prophet Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada? 24:20



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Jul. 30, 31
Acts 18

Act 18:1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth.
Act 18:2 He found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, who had recently come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome. He came to them,
Act 18:3 and because he practiced the same trade, he lived with them and worked, for by trade they were tent makers.
Act 18:4 He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
Act 18:5 But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the Spirit, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
Act 18:6 When they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook out his clothing and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on, I will go to the Gentiles!"
Act 18:7 He departed there, and went into the house of a certain man named Justus, one who worshiped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue.
Act 18:8 Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his house. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.
Act 18:9 The Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, "Don't be afraid, but speak and don't be silent;
Act 18:10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many people in this city."
Act 18:11 He lived there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
Act 18:12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,
Act 18:13 saying, "This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law."
Act 18:14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If indeed it were a matter of wrong or of wicked crime, you Jews, it would be reasonable that I should bear with you;
Act 18:15 but if they are questions about words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves. For I don't want to be a judge of these matters."
Act 18:16 He drove them from the judgment seat.
Act 18:17 Then all the Greeks laid hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. Gallio didn't care about any of these things.
Act 18:18 Paul, having stayed after this many more days, took his leave of the brothers, and sailed from there for Syria, together with Priscilla and Aquila. He shaved his head in Cenchreae, for he had a vow.
Act 18:19 He came to Ephesus, and he left them there; but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.
Act 18:20 When they asked him to stay with them a longer time, he declined;
Act 18:21 but taking his leave of them, and saying, "I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem, but I will return again to you if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.
Act 18:22 When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the assembly, and went down to Antioch.
Act 18:23 Having spent some time there, he departed, and went through the region of Galatia, and Phrygia, in order, establishing all the disciples.
Act 18:24 Now a certain Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus. He was mighty in the Scriptures.
Act 18:25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, although he knew only the baptism of John.
Act 18:26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside, and explained to him the way of God more accurately.
Act 18:27 When he had determined to pass over into Achaia, the brothers encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him. When he had come, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace;
Act 18:28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews, publicly showing by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.




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Acts

Acts 18 1
After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth.
And after these things, having left Athens, he came to Corinth;
And after these things, Paul having departed out of Athens, came to Corinth,
Acts 18 2
He found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, who had recently come from Italy,
with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome. He
came to them,
and finding a certain Jew by name Aquila, of Pontus by race, just come from Italy, and
Priscilla his wife, (because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome,) came to
them,
and having found a certain Jew, by name Aquilas, of Pontus by birth, lately come
from Italy, and Priscilla his wife -- because of Claudius having directed all the
Jews to depart out of Rome -- he came to them,
Acts 18 3
and because he practiced the same trade, he lived with them and worked, for by trade they were
tent makers.
and because they were of the same trade abode with them, and wrought. For they were
tent-makers by trade.
and because of being of the same craft, he did remain with them, and was
working, for they were tent-makers as to craft;
Acts 18 4
He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
and he was reasoning in the synagogue every sabbath, persuading both Jews and
Greeks.
Acts 18 5
But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the Spirit,
testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
And when both Silas and Timotheus came down from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in
respect of the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
And when both Silas and Timotheus came down from Macedonia, Paul was pressed
in the Spirit, testifying fully to the Jews Jesus the Christ;
Acts 18 6
When they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook out his clothing and said to them, "Your blood
be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on, I will go to the Gentiles!"
But as they opposed and spoke injuriously, he shook his clothes, and said to them, Your
blood be upon your own head: *I* [am] pure; from henceforth I will go to the nations.
and on their resisting and speaking evil, having shaken [his] garments, he said
unto them, `Your blood [is] upon your head -- I am clean; henceforth to the nations
I will go on.`
Acts 18 7
He departed there, and went into the house of a certain man named Justus, one who worshipped
God, whose house was next door to the synagogue.
And departing thence he came to the house of a certain [man], by name Justus, who
worshipped God, whose house adjoined the synagogue.
And having departed thence, he went to the house of a certain one, by name
Justus, a worshipper of God, whose house was adjoining the synagogue,
Acts 18 8
Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his house. Many of the
Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized.
But Crispus the ruler of the synagogue believed in the Lord with all his house; and many
of the Corinthians hearing, believed, and were baptised.
and Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue did believe in the Lord with all his house,
and many of the Corinthians hearing were believing, and they were being
baptized.
Acts 18 9
The Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, "Don`t be afraid, but speak and don`t be silent;
And the Lord said by vision in [the] night to Paul, Fear not, but speak and be not silent;
And the Lord said through a vision in the night to Paul, `Be not afraid, but be
speaking and thou mayest be not silent;
Acts 18 10
for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many people in this city."
because *I* am with thee, and no one shall set upon thee to injure thee; because I have
much people in this city.
because I am with thee, and no one shall set on thee to do thee evil; because I have
much people in this city;`
Acts 18 11
He lived there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
And he remained [there] a year and six months, teaching among them the word of God.
and he continued a year and six months, teaching among them the word of God.
Acts 18 12
But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and
brought him before the judgment seat,
But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one consent rose against Paul and
led him to the judgment-seat,
And Gallio being proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a rush with one accord upon
Paul, and brought him unto the tribunal,
Acts 18 13
saying, "This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law."
saying, This [man] persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.
saying -- `Against the law this one doth persuade men to worship God;`
Acts 18 14
But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If indeed it were a matter
of wrong or of wicked crime, Jews, it would be reasonable that I should bear with you;
But as Paul was going to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If indeed it was some
wrong or wicked criminality, O Jews, of reason I should have borne with you;
and Paul being about to open [his] mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, `If, indeed,
then, it was anything unrighteous, or an act of wicked profligacy, O Jews,
according to reason I had borne with you,
Acts 18 15
but if they are questions about words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves. For I
don`t want to be a judge of these matters."
but if it be questions about words, and names, and the law that ye have, see to it
yourselves; [for] *I* do not intend to be judge of these things.
but if it is a question concerning words and names, and of your law, look ye
yourselves [to it], for a judge of these things I do not wish to be,`
Acts 18 16
He drove them from the judgment seat.
And he drove them from the judgment-seat.
and he drave them from the tribunal;
Acts 18 17
Then all the Greeks laid hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the
judgment seat. Gallio didn`t care about any of these things.
And having all laid hold on Sosthenes the ruler of the synagogue, they beat him before
the judgment-seat. And Gallio troubled himself about none of these things.
and all the Greeks having taken Sosthenes, the chief man of the synagogue, were
beating [him] before the tribunal, and not even for these things was Gallio caring.
Acts 18 18
Paul, having stayed after this yet many days, took his leave of the brothers, and sailed from
there for Syria, and Priscilla and Aquila with him. He shaved his head in Cenchreae, for he had a
vow.
And Paul, having yet stayed [there] many days, took leave of the brethren and sailed
thence to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila, having shorn his head in Cenchrea,
for he had a vow;
And Paul having remained yet a good many days, having taken leave of the
brethren, was sailing to Syria -- and with him [are] Priscilla and Aquilas --
having shorn [his] head in Cenchera, for he had a vow;
Acts 18 19
He came to Ephesus, and he left them there; but he himself entered into the synagogue, and
reasoned with the Jews.
and he arrived at Ephesus, and left them there. But entering himself into the synagogue
he reasoned with the Jews.
and he came down to Ephesus, and did leave them there, and he himself having
entered into the synagogue did reason with the Jews:
Acts 18 20
When they asked him to stay a longer time, he declined;
And when they asked him that he would remain for a longer time [with them] he did not
accede,
and they having requested [him] to remain a longer time with them, he did not
consent,
Acts 18 21
but taking his leave of them, and saying, "I must by all means keep this coming feast in
Jerusalem, but I will return again to you if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.
but bade them farewell, saying, [I must by all means keep the coming feast at Jerusalem];
I will return to you again, if God will: and he sailed away from Ephesus.
but took leave of them, saying, `It behoveth me by all means the coming feast to
keep at Jerusalem, and again I will return unto you -- God willing.` And he sailed
from Ephesus,
Acts 18 22
When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the assembly, and went down to
Antioch.
And landing at Caesarea, and having gone up and saluted the assembly, he went down to
Antioch.
and having come down to Cesarea, having gone up, and having saluted the
assembly, he went down to Antioch.
Acts 18 23
Having spent some time there, he departed, and went through the region of Galatia, and
Phrygia, in order, establishing all the disciples.
And having stayed [there] some time, he went forth, passing in order through the
country of Galatia and Phrygia, establishing all the disciples.
And having made some stay he went forth, going through in order the region of
Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.
Acts 18 24
Now a certain Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus. He
was mighty in the scriptures.
But a certain Jew, Apollos by name, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, who was
mighty in the scriptures, arrived at Ephesus.
And a certain Jew, Apollos by name, an Alexandrian by birth, a man of eloquence,
being mighty in the Writings, came to Ephesus,
Acts 18 25
This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and
taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, although he knew only the baptism of John.
He was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in his spirit, he spoke and
taught exactly the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John.
this one was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in the Spirit,
was speaking and teaching exactly the things about the Lord, knowing only the
baptism of John;
Acts 18 26
He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took
him aside, and explained to him the way of God more accurately.
And *he* began to speak boldly in the synagogue. And Aquila and Priscilla, having heard
him, took him to [them] and unfolded to him the way of God more exactly.
this one also began to speak boldly in the synagogue, and Aquilas and Priscilla
having heard of him, took him to [them], and did more exactly expound to him the
way of God,
Acts 18 27
When he had determined to pass over into Achaia, the brothers encouraged him, and wrote to
the disciples to receive him. When he had come, he helped them much, who had believed
through grace;
And when he purposed to go into Achaia, the brethren wrote to the disciples engaging
them to receive him, who, being come, contributed much to those who believed through
grace.
and he being minded to go through into Achaia, the brethren wrote to the
disciples, having exhorted them to receive him, who having come, did help them
much who have believed through the grace,
Acts 18 28
for he powerfully refuted the Jews, publicly showing by the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.
For he with great force convinced the Jews publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus
was the Christ.
for powerfully the Jews he was refuting publicly, shewing through the Writings

Jesus to be the Christ.


Study Questions

Priscilla's husband was? 18:2

Who was beaten in front of the judgment seat? 18:17

What Jew was mighty in the scriptures? 18:24