8/3/13

From Gary... As I see it...

Nice bug!!!  

Up close and personal it looks like something from another planet.  What really caught my attention was the EYES.  They are probably COMPOUND EYES and the thought of seeing in a compound way, is a very strange concept to me. While I know that others sometimes do not see things as I do, often there are very good reasons why they don't. In matters of religion, sometimes people just do not understand- and here is one example of Jesus' explanation for this...

Matthew, Chapter 13

 1 On that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the seaside.  2 Great multitudes gathered to him, so that he entered into a boat, and sat, and all the multitude stood on the beach.  3 He spoke to them many things in parables, saying, “Behold, a farmer went out to sow.   4  As he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and devoured them.   5  Others fell on rocky ground, where they didn’t have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of earth.   6  When the sun had risen, they were scorched. Because they had no root, they withered away.   7  Others fell among thorns. The thorns grew up and choked them.   8  Others fell on good soil, and yielded fruit: some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.   9  He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” 


  10  The disciples came, and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” 



  11  He answered them, “To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them.   12  For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have abundance, but whoever doesn’t have, from him will be taken away even that which he has.   13  Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they don’t see, and hearing, they don’t hear, neither do they understand.   14  In them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says, 
‘By hearing you will hear, 
and will in no way understand; 
Seeing you will see, 
and will in no way perceive: 
  15  for this people’s heart has grown callous, 
their ears are dull of hearing, 
they have closed their eyes; 
or else perhaps they might perceive with their eyes, 
hear with their ears, 
understand with their heart, 
and should turn again; 
and I would heal them.’ 



  16  “But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.   17  For most certainly I tell you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which you see, and didn’t see them; and to hear the things which you hear, and didn’t hear them. 



  18  “Hear, then, the parable of the farmer.   19  When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn’t understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown by the roadside.   20  What was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;   21  yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.   22 What was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of this age and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.   23  What was sown on the good ground, this is he who hears the word, and understands it, who most certainly bears fruit, and produces, some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.” 


The human heart is the problem.  An open heart is required for genuine comprehension of spiritual matters.  Also, a common source of authority is required.  That source should be the Bible and NOT, neighbors, friends, relatives or religious leaders.  An open heart AND an open Bible could do wonders to remove religious division among those who claim to follow Jesus.  I can only wonder what that bug in the picture really sees, but with God's help, I will understand spiritual truth with a good attitude.  Remember, "As I see it" can be very dangerous- so be sure to back up what you believe with Book, Chapter and Verse (in proper context, of course). 

PS. And try to be patient with others (this is more for me than for you) when they don't understand; even the apostles needed to have things explained to them at times.  

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, August 3



Bible Reading and Study, August 3



The World English Bible

Aug. 3
2 Chronicles 34-36

2Ch 34:1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem.
2Ch 34:2 He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, and walked in the ways of David his father, and didn't turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
2Ch 34:3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the Asherim, and the engraved images, and the molten images.
2Ch 34:4 They broke down the altars of the Baals in his presence; and the incense altars that were on high above them he cut down; and the Asherim, and the engraved images, and the molten images, he broke in pieces, and made dust of them, and strewed it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
2Ch 34:5 He burnt the bones of the priests on their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem.
2Ch 34:6 So did he in the cities of Manasseh and Ephraim and Simeon, even to Naphtali, around in their ruins.
2Ch 34:7 He broke down the altars, and beat the Asherim and the engraved images into powder, and cut down all the incense altars throughout all the land of Israel, and returned to Jerusalem.
2Ch 34:8 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of Yahweh his God.
2Ch 34:9 They came to Hilkiah the high priest, and delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites, the keepers of the threshold, had gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin, and of the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
2Ch 34:10 They delivered it into the hand of the workmen who had the oversight of the house of Yahweh; and the workmen who labored in the house of Yahweh gave it to mend and repair the house;
2Ch 34:11 even to the carpenters and to the builders gave they it, to buy cut stone, and timber for couplings, and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.
2Ch 34:12 The men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it forward; and others of the Levites, all who were skillful with instruments of music.
2Ch 34:13 Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and set forward all who did the work in every manner of service: and of the Levites there were scribes, and officers, and porters.
2Ch 34:14 When they brought out the money that was brought into the house of Yahweh, Hilkiah the priest found the book of the law of Yahweh given by Moses.
2Ch 34:15 Hilkiah answered Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of Yahweh. Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan.
2Ch 34:16 Shaphan carried the book to the king, and moreover brought back word to the king, saying, All that was committed to your servants, they are doing.
2Ch 34:17 They have emptied out the money that was found in the house of Yahweh, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers, and into the hand of the workmen.
2Ch 34:18 Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest has delivered me a book. Shaphan read therein before the king.
2Ch 34:19 It happened, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he tore his clothes.
2Ch 34:20 The king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying,
2Ch 34:21 Go inquire of Yahweh for me, and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found; for great is the wrath of Yahweh that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of Yahweh, to do according to all that is written in this book.
2Ch 34:22 So Hilkiah, and they whom the king had commanded, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tokhath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she lived in Jerusalem in the second quarter;) and they spoke to her to that effect.
2Ch 34:23 She said to them, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: Tell the man who sent you to me,
2Ch 34:24 Thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will bring evil on this place, and on its inhabitants, even all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah.
2Ch 34:25 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore is my wrath poured out on this place, and it shall not be quenched.
2Ch 34:26 But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of Yahweh, thus you shall tell him, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: As touching the words which you have heard,
2Ch 34:27 because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before God, when you heard his words against this place, and against its inhabitants, and have humbled yourself before me, and have torn your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you, says Yahweh.
2Ch 34:28 Behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, neither shall your eyes see all the evil that I will bring on this place, and on its inhabitants. They brought back word to the king.
2Ch 34:29 Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.
2Ch 34:30 The king went up to the house of Yahweh, and all the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, and all the people, both great and small: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of Yahweh.
2Ch 34:31 The king stood in his place, and made a covenant before Yahweh, to walk after Yahweh, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book.
2Ch 34:32 He caused all who were found in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it. The inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers.
2Ch 34:33 Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all who were found in Israel to serve, even to serve Yahweh their God. All his days they didn't depart from following Yahweh, the God of their fathers.
2Ch 35:1 Josiah kept a Passover to Yahweh in Jerusalem: and they killed the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month.
2Ch 35:2 He set the priests in their offices, and encouraged them to the service of the house of Yahweh.
2Ch 35:3 He said to the Levites who taught all Israel, who were holy to Yahweh, Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build; there shall no more be a burden on your shoulders: now serve Yahweh your God, and his people Israel.
2Ch 35:4 Prepare yourselves after your fathers' houses by your divisions, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.
2Ch 35:5 Stand in the holy place according to the divisions of the fathers' houses of your brothers the children of the people, and let there be for each a portion of a fathers' house of the Levites.
2Ch 35:6 Kill the Passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare for your brothers, to do according to the word of Yahweh by Moses.
2Ch 35:7 Josiah gave to the children of the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all of them for the Passover offerings, to all who were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bulls: these were of the king's substance.
2Ch 35:8 His princes gave for a freewill offering to the people, to the priests, and to the Levites. Hilkiah and Zechariah and Jehiel, the rulers of the house of God, gave to the priests for the Passover offerings two thousand and six hundred small livestock, and three hundred head of cattle.
2Ch 35:9 Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and Nethanel, his brothers, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, the chiefs of the Levites, gave to the Levites for the Passover offerings five thousand small livestock, and five hundred head of cattle.
2Ch 35:10 So the service was prepared, and the priests stood in their place, and the Levites by their divisions, according to the king's commandment.
2Ch 35:11 They killed the Passover, and the priests sprinkled the blood which they received of their hand, and the Levites flayed them.
2Ch 35:12 They removed the burnt offerings, that they might give them according to the divisions of the fathers' houses of the children of the people, to offer to Yahweh, as it is written in the book of Moses. So did they with the cattle.
2Ch 35:13 They roasted the Passover with fire according to the ordinance: and the holy offerings boiled they in pots, and in caldrons, and in pans, and carried them quickly to all the children of the people.
2Ch 35:14 Afterward they prepared for themselves, and for the priests, because the priests the sons of Aaron were busied in offering the burnt offerings and the fat until night: therefore the Levites prepared for themselves, and for the priests the sons of Aaron.
2Ch 35:15 The singers the sons of Asaph were in their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; and the porters were at every gate: they didn't need to depart from their service; for their brothers the Levites prepared for them.
2Ch 35:16 So all the service of Yahweh was prepared the same day, to keep the Passover, and to offer burnt offerings on the altar of Yahweh, according to the commandment of king Josiah.
2Ch 35:17 The children of Israel who were present kept the Passover at that time, and the feast of unleavened bread seven days.
2Ch 35:18 There was no Passover like that kept in Israel from the days of Samuel the prophet; neither did any of the kings of Israel keep such a Passover as Josiah kept, and the priests, and the Levites, and all Judah and Israel who were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
2Ch 35:19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah was this Passover kept.
2Ch 35:20 After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Neco king of Egypt went up to fight against Carchemish by the Euphrates: and Josiah went out against him.
2Ch 35:21 But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, What have I to do with you, you king of Judah? I come not against you this day, but against the house with which I have war; and God has commanded me to make haste: beware that it is God who is with me, that he not destroy you.
2Ch 35:22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and didn't listen to the words of Neco from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.
2Ch 35:23 The archers shot at king Josiah; and the king said to his servants, Have me away; for I am sore wounded.
2Ch 35:24 So his servants took him out of the chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had, and brought him to Jerusalem; and he died, and was buried in the tombs of his fathers. All Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.
2Ch 35:25 Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and singing women spoke of Josiah in their lamentations to this day; and they made them an ordinance in Israel: and behold, they are written in the lamentations.
2Ch 35:26 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his good deeds, according to that which is written in the law of Yahweh,
2Ch 35:27 and his acts, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.

2Ch 36:1 Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father's place in Jerusalem.
2Ch 36:2 Joahaz was twenty-three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.
2Ch 36:3 The king of Egypt deposed him at Jerusalem, and fined the land one hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.
2Ch 36:4 The king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. Neco took Joahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.
2Ch 36:5 Jehoiakim was Twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh his God.
2Ch 36:6 Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.
2Ch 36:7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the house of Yahweh to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon.
2Ch 36:8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and that which was found in him, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his place.
2Ch 36:9 Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh.
2Ch 36:10 At the return of the year king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of Yahweh, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.
2Ch 36:11 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem:
2Ch 36:12 and he did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh his God; he didn't humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the mouth of Yahweh.
2Ch 36:13 He also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart against turning to Yahweh, the God of Israel.
2Ch 36:14 Moreover all the chiefs of the priests, and the people, trespassed very greatly after all the abominations of the nations; and they polluted the house of Yahweh which he had made holy in Jerusalem.
2Ch 36:15 Yahweh, the God of their fathers, sent to them by his messengers, rising up early and sending, because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:
2Ch 36:16 but they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until the wrath of Yahweh arose against his people, until there was no remedy.
2Ch 36:17 Therefore he brought on them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or gray-headed: he gave them all into his hand.
2Ch 36:18 All the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes, all these he brought to Babylon.
2Ch 36:19 They burnt the house of God, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all its palaces with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels of it.
2Ch 36:20 He carried those who had escaped from the sword away to Babylon; and they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia:
2Ch 36:21 to fulfill the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths: for as long as it lay desolate it kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.
2Ch 36:22 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
2Ch 36:23 Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth has Yahweh, the God of heaven, given me; and he has commanded me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all his people, Yahweh his God be with him, and let him go up.


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


2 Chronicles 34 1
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem.
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; and he reigned thirty-one years in
Jerusalem.
A son of eight years [is] Josiah in his reigning, and thirty and one years he hath
reigned in Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 34 2
He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, and walked in the ways of David his father,
and didn`t turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
And he did what was right in the sight of Jehovah, and walked in the ways of David his
father, and turned not aside to the right hand nor to the left.
and he doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah, and walketh in the ways of
David his father, and hath not turned aside -- right or left.
2 Chronicles 34 3
For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of
David his father; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high
places, and the Asherim, and the engraved images, and the molten images.
And in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the
God of David his father; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem
from the high places, and the Asherahs, and the graven images, and the molten images.
And in the eighth year of his reign (and he yet a youth), he hath begun to seek to
the God of David his father, and in the twelfth year he hath begun to cleanse Judah
and Jerusalem from the high places, and the shrines, and the graven images, and
the molten images.
2 Chronicles 34 4
They broke down the altars of the Baals in his presence; and the sun-images that were on high
above them he hewed down; and the Asherim, and the engraved images, and the molten images,
he broke in pieces, and made dust of them, and strewed it on the graves [of those] who had
sacrificed to them.
And they broke down the altars of the Baals in his presence; and the sun-pillars that
were on high above them he cut down; and the Asherahs and the graven images and the
molten images he broke in pieces, and made dust [of them] and strewed it upon the
graves of those that had sacrificed to them;
And they break down before him the altars of the Baalim, and the images that
[are] on high above them he hath cut down, and the shrines, and the graven
images, and the molten images, he hath broken and beaten small, and streweth on
the surface of the graves of those sacrificing to them,
2 Chronicles 34 5
He burnt the bones of the priests on their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem.
and he burned the bones of the priests upon their altars, and purged Judah and
Jerusalem.
and the bones of the priests he hath burnt on their altars, and cleanseth Judah and
Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 34 6
[So did he] in the cities of Manasseh and Ephraim and Simeon, even to Naphtali, in their ruins
round about.
And [so did he] in the cities of Manasseh and Ephraim and Simeon, even to Naphtali, in
their ruins round about;
and in the cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and Simeon, even unto Naphtali, with
their tools, round about.
2 Chronicles 34 7
He broke down the altars, and beat the Asherim and the engraved images into powder, and
hewed down all the sun-images throughout all the land of Israel, and returned to Jerusalem.
and he broke down the altars, and beat the Asherahs and the graven images into powder,
and cut down all the sun-pillars throughout the land of Israel, and returned to Jerusalem.
And he breaketh down the altars and the shrines, and the graven images he hath
beaten down very small, and all the images he hath cut down in all the land of
Israel, and turneth back to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 34 8
Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land and the house, he sent
Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the
recorder, to repair the house of Yahweh his God.
And in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he purged the land and the house, he sent
Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of
Joahaz the chronicler, to repair the house of Jehovah his God.
And in the eighteenth year of his reign, to purify the land and the house he hath
sent Shaphan son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah head of the city, and Joah son of Johaz
the remembrancer, to strengthen the house of Jehovah his God.
2 Chronicles 34 9
They came to Hilkiah the high priest, and delivered the money that was brought into the house
of God, which the Levites, the keepers of the threshold, had gathered of the hand of Manasseh
and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin, and of the
inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And they came to Hilkijah the high priest, and they delivered [to them] the money that
had been brought into the house of God, which the Levites that kept the doors had
gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all
Judah and Benjamin, and of the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And they come in unto Hilkiah the high priest, and they give the money that is
brought in to the house of God, that the Levites, keeping the threshold, have
gathered from the hand of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and from all the remnant of
Israel, and from all Judah, and Benjamin, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 34 10
They delivered it into the hand of the workmen who had the oversight of the house of Yahweh;
and the workmen who labored in the house of Yahweh gave it to mend and repair the house;
And they gave [it] into the hand of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the
house of Jehovah; and they gave it to the workmen who wrought in the house of Jehovah to
reinstate and repair the house:
and they give [it] into the hand of the workmen, those appointed over the house of
Jehovah, and they give it [to] the workmen who are working in the house of
Jehovah, to repair and to strengthen the house;
2 Chronicles 34 11
even to the carpenters and to the builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for
couplings, and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.
they gave [it] to the carpenters and the builders, to buy hewn stone, and timber for the
joists, and to floor the houses that the kings of Judah had destroyed.
and they give [it] to artificers, and to builders, to buy hewn stones, and wood for
couplings and for beams to the houses that the kings of Judah had destroyed.
2 Chronicles 34 12
The men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the
Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set
it forward; and [others of] the Levites, all who were skillful with instruments of music.
And the men did the work faithfully. And over them were appointed Jahath and Obadiah,
Levites, of the children of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the children of the
Kohathites, for the oversight; and all these Levites were skilled in instruments of music.
And the men are working faithfully in the business, and over them are appointed
Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and
Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathite, to overlook; and of the Levites, every one
understanding about instruments of song,
2 Chronicles 34 13
Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and set forward all who did the work in every
manner of service: and of the Levites there were scribes, and officers, and porters.
They were also over the bearers of burdens, and were overseers of all that worked in any
manner of service. And of the Levites were the scribes, and officers, and doorkeepers.
and over the burden-bearers, and overseers of every one doing work for service
and service; and of the Levites [are] scribes, and officers, and gatekeepers.
2 Chronicles 34 14
When they brought out the money that was brought into the house of Yahweh, Hilkiah the priest
found the book of the law of Yahweh [given] by Moses.
And when they brought out the money that had been brought into the house of Jehovah,
Hilkijah the priest found the book of the law of Jehovah by Moses.
And in their bringing out the money that is brought in to the house of Jehovah,
hath Hilkiah the priest found the book of the law of Jehovah by the hand of Moses,
2 Chronicles 34 15
Hilkiah answered Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of Yahweh.
Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan.
Then Hilkijah spoke and said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in
the house of Jehovah. And Hilkijah gave the book to Shaphan.
and Hilkiah answereth and saith unto Shaphan the scribe, `A book of the law I
have found in the house of Jehovah;` and Hilkiah giveth the book unto Shaphan,
2 Chronicles 34 16
Shaphan carried the book to the king, and moreover brought back word to the king, saying, All
that was committed to your servants, they are doing.
And Shaphan carried the book to the king. And moreover he brought the king word
again saying, All that was committed to the hand of thy servants, they do;
and Shaphan bringeth in the book unto the king, and bringeth the king back
word again, saying, `All that hath been given into the hand of thy servants they
are doing,
2 Chronicles 34 17
They have emptied out the money that was found in the house of Yahweh, and have delivered it
into the hand of the overseers, and into the hand of the workmen.
and they have emptied out the money that was found in the house of Jehovah, and have
delivered it into the hand of the overseers, and into the hand of the workmen.
and they pour out the money that is found in the house of Jehovah, and give it into
the hand of those appointed, and into the hands of those doing the work.`
2 Chronicles 34 18
Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest has delivered me a book. Shaphan
read therein before the king.
And Shaphan the scribe informed the king saying, Hilkijah the priest has given me a
book. And Shaphan read out of it before the king.
And Shaphan the scribe declareth to the king, saying, `A book hath Hilkiah the
priest given to me;` and Shaphan readeth in it before the king.
2 Chronicles 34 19
It happened, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he tore his clothes.
And it came to pass when the king heard the words of the law, that he rent his garments.
And it cometh to pass, at the king`s hearing the words of the law, that he rendeth
his garments,
2 Chronicles 34 20
The king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and
Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king`s servant, saying,
And the king commanded Hilkijah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of
Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king, saying,
and the king commandeth Hilkiah, and Ahikam son of Shaphan, and Abdon son of
Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah, servant of the king, saying,
2 Chronicles 34 21
Go you, inquire of Yahweh for me, and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning
the words of the book that is found; for great is the wrath of Yahweh that is poured out on us,
because our fathers have not kept the word of Yahweh, to do according to all that is written in
this book.
Go, inquire of Jehovah for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah,
concerning the words of the book which is found; for great is the wrath of Jehovah that is
poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of Jehovah, to do
according to all that is written in this book.
`Go, seek Jehovah for me, and for him who is left in Israel and in Judah, concerning
the words of the book that is found, for great [is] the fury of Jehovah that is
poured on us, because that our fathers kept not the word of Jehovah, to do
according to all that is written on this book.`
2 Chronicles 34 22
So Hilkiah, and they whom the king [had commanded], went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife
of Shallum the son of Tokhath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she lived in
Jerusalem in the second quarter;) and they spoke to her to that effect.
And Hilkijah and they that the king [had appointed] went to Huldah the prophetess, the
wife of Shallum the son of Tokehath, son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe: now she dwelt
in Jerusalem in the second quarter [of the town]; and they spoke with her to that effect.
And Hilkiah goeth, and they of the king, unto Huldah the prophetess, wife of
Shallum son of Tikvath, son of Hasrah, keeper of the garments, and she is dwelling
in Jerusalem in the Second, and they speak unto her thus.
2 Chronicles 34 23
She said to them, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: Tell you the man who sent you to me,
And she said to them, Thus saith Jehovah the God of Israel: Tell the man that sent you to
me,
And she saith to them, `Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Say to the man who hath
sent you unto me,
2 Chronicles 34 24
Thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will bring evil on this place, and on the inhabitants of it, even all
the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah.
Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants
thereof, all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king
of Judah.
Thus said Jehovah, Lo, I am bringing in evil on this place, and on its inhabitants,
all the execrations that are written on the book that they read before the king of
Judah;
2 Chronicles 34 25
Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke
me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore is my wrath poured out on this place,
and it shall not be quenched.
Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they
might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my fury shall be
poured out upon this place, and shall not be quenched.
because that they have forsaken Me, and make perfume to other gods, so as to
provoke Me with all the works of their hands, and poured out is My fury upon this
place, and it is not quenched.
2 Chronicles 34 26
But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of Yahweh, thus shall you tell him, Thus says
Yahweh, the God of Israel: As touching the words which you have heard,
But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of Jehovah, thus shall ye say to him: Thus
saith Jehovah the God of Israel touching the words which thou hast heard:
`And unto the king of Judah, who is sending you to inquire of Jehovah, thus do ye
say unto him: Thus said Jehovah God of Israel, whose words thou hast heard:
2 Chronicles 34 27
because your heart was tender, and you did humble yourself before God, when you heard his
words against this place, and against the inhabitants of it, and have humbled yourself before
me, and have torn your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you, says Yahweh.
Because thy heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou
heardest his words against this place and against the inhabitants thereof, and
humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy garments and weep before me, I also
have heard [thee], saith Jehovah.
Because thy heart [is] tender, and thou art humbled before God in thy hearing His
words concerning this place, and concerning its inhabitants, and art humbled
before Me, and dost rend thy garments, and weep before Me: even I also have heard
-- the affirmation of Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 34 28
Behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace,
neither shall your eyes see all the evil that I will bring on this place, and on the inhabitants of
it. They brought back word to the king.
Behold, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in
peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon
the inhabitants thereof. And they brought the king word again.
Lo, I am gathering thee unto thy fathers, and thou hast been gathered unto thy
graves in peace, and thine eyes do not look on all the evil that I am bringing upon
this place, and upon its inhabitants;` and they bring the king back word.
2 Chronicles 34 29
Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.
And the king sent and gathered all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.
And the king sendeth and gathereth all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 34 30
The king went up to the house of Yahweh, and all the men of Judah and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, and all the people, both great and small: and he read
in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of Yahweh.
And the king went up into the house of Jehovah, and all the men of Judah and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests and the Levites, and all the people, great and
small; and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which had been
found in the house of Jehovah.
and the king goeth up to the house of Jehovah, and every man of Judah, and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, even all the people,
from great even unto small, and he readeth in their ears all the words of the book
of the covenant that is found in the house of Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 34 31
The king stood in his place, and made a covenant before Yahweh, to walk after Yahweh, and to
keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all
his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book.
And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before Jehovah, to walk after
Jehovah, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all his
heart and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that are written in this
book.
And the king standeth on his station, and maketh the covenant before Jehovah, to
walk after Jehovah, and to keep His commands, and His testimonies, and His
statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to do the words of the covenant
that are written on this book.
2 Chronicles 34 32
He caused all who were found in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand [to it]. The inhabitants of
Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers.
And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand [to it]. And the
inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers.
And he presenteth every one who is found in Jerusalem and Benjamin, and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem do according to the covenant of God, the God of their
fathers.
2 Chronicles 34 33
Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of
Israel, and made all who were found in Israel to serve, even to serve Yahweh their God. All his
days they didn`t depart from following Yahweh, the God of their fathers.
And Josiah removed all the abominations out of all the countries that belonged to the
children of Israel, and made to serve all that were found in Israel, -- to serve Jehovah
their God: all his days they did not depart from following Jehovah, the God of their
fathers.
And Josiah turneth aside all the abominations out of all the lands that the sons of
Israel have, and causeth every one who is found in Israel to serve, to serve Jehovah
their God; all his days they turned not aside from after Jehovah, God of their
fathers.
2 Chronicles 35 1
Josiah kept a Passover to Yahweh in Jerusalem: and they killed the Passover on the fourteenth
[day] of the first month.
And Josiah held a passover to Jehovah in Jerusalem; and they slaughtered the passover on
the fourteenth of the first month.
And Josiah maketh in Jerusalem a passover to Jehovah, and they slaughter the
passover-offering on the fourteenth of the first month,
2 Chronicles 35 2
He set the priests in their offices, and encouraged them to the service of the house of Yahweh.
And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them to the service of the house
of Jehovah.
and he stationeth the priests over their charges, and strengtheneth them for the
service of the house of Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 35 3
He said to the Levites who taught all Israel, who were holy to Yahweh, Put the holy ark in the
house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build; there shall no more be a burden
on your shoulders: now serve Yahweh your God, and his people Israel.
And he said to the Levites, that taught all Israel, [and] who were holy to Jehovah, Put the
holy ark in the house that Solomon the son of David, king of Israel, built; ye have not to
carry it upon your shoulders. Serve now Jehovah your God, and his people Israel;
and saith to the Levites -- who are teaching all Israel -- who are sanctified to
Jehovah, `Put the holy ark in the house that Solomon son of David king of Israel
built; it is not to you a burden on the shoulder. `Now, serve Jehovah your God, and
His people Israel,
2 Chronicles 35 4
Prepare yourselves after your fathers` houses by your courses, according to the writing of David
king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.
and prepare yourselves by your fathers` houses, in your divisions, according to the
writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son;
and prepare, by the house of your fathers, according to your courses, by the
writing of David king of Israel, and by the writing of Solomon his son,
2 Chronicles 35 5
Stand in the holy place according to the divisions of the fathers` houses of your brothers the
children of the people, and [let there be for each] a portion of a fathers` house of the Levites.
and stand in the sanctuary for the classes of the fathers` houses, for your brethren, the
children of the people, and [according] to the divisions of the fathers` houses of the
Levites;
and stand in the sanctuary, by the divisions of the house of the fathers of your
brethren, sons of the people, and the portion of the house of a father of the Levites,
2 Chronicles 35 6
Kill the Passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare for your brothers, to do according to the
word of Yahweh by Moses.
and slaughter the passover, and hallow yourselves, and prepare it for your brethren, that
they may do according to the word of Jehovah through Moses.
and slaughter the passover-offering and sanctify yourselves, and prepare for your
brethren, to do according to the word of Jehovah by the hand of Moses.`
2 Chronicles 35 7
Josiah gave to the children of the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all of them for the
Passover-offerings, to all who were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three
thousand bulls: these were of the king`s substance.
And Josiah gave for the children of the people a heave-offering of the flocks, lambs and
goats, all for the passover-offerings, for all that were present -- to the number of thirty
thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these were of the king`s substance.
And Josiah lifteth up to the sons of the people a flock of lambs and young goats, the
whole for passover-offerings, for every one who is found, to the number of thirty
thousand, and oxen three thousand: these [are] from the substance of the king.
2 Chronicles 35 8
His princes gave for a freewill- offering to the people, to the priests, and to the Levites. Hilkiah
and Zechariah and Jehiel, the rulers of the house of God, gave to the priests for the Passover-
offerings two thousand and six hundred [small cattle], and three hundred oxen.
And his princes gave a voluntary heave-offering for the people, for the priests, and for
the Levites: Hilkijah and Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, gave to the
priests for the passover-offerings two thousand six hundred [small cattle] and three
hundred oxen;
And his heads, for a willing-offering to the people, to the priests, and to the
Levites, have lifted up; Hilkiah, and Zechariah, and Jehiel, leaders in the house of
God, to the priests have given for passover-offerings two thousand and six
hundred, and oxen three hundred;
2 Chronicles 35 9
Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and Nethanel, his brothers, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad,
the chiefs of the Levites, gave to the Levites for the Passover-offerings five thousand [small
cattle], and five hundred oxen.
and Conaniah, and Shemaiah and Nethaneel, his brethren, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and
Jozabad, chief of the Levites, gave as heave-offering to the Levites for the passover-
offerings five thousand [small cattle] and five hundred oxen.
and Conaniah, and Shemaiah, and Nethaneel, his brethren, and Hashabiah, and
Jeiel, and Jozabad, heads of the Levites, have lifted up to the Levites, for passover-
offerings, five thousand, and oxen five hundred.
2 Chronicles 35 10
So the service was prepared, and the priests stood in their place, and the Levites by their
courses, according to the king`s commandment.
And the service was prepared, and the priests stood in their place, and the Levites in
their divisions, according to the king`s commandment.
And the service is prepared, and the priests stand on their station, and the
Levites on their courses, according to the command of the king,
2 Chronicles 35 11
They killed the Passover, and the priests sprinkled [the blood which they received] of their
hand, and the Levites flayed them.
And they slaughtered the passover, and the priests sprinkled [the blood] from their
hand, and the Levites flayed them.
and they slaughter the passover-offering, and the priests sprinkle out of their
hand, and the Levites are striping;
2 Chronicles 35 12
They removed the burnt offerings, that they might give them according to the divisions of the
fathers` houses of the children of the people, to offer to Yahweh, as it is written in the book of
Moses. So did they with the oxen.
And they set apart the burnt-offerings to give them to the classes of the fathers` houses of
the children of the people, to present them to Jehovah, as it is written in the book of
Moses. And so [did they] with the oxen.
and they turn aside the burnt-offering, to put them by the divisions of the house
of the fathers of the sons of the people, to bring near to Jehovah, as it is written in
the book of Moses -- and so to the oxen.
2 Chronicles 35 13
They roasted the Passover with fire according to the ordinance: and the holy offerings boiled
they in pots, and in caldrons, and in pans, and carried them quickly to all the children of the
people.
And they roasted the passover with fire according to the ordinance; and the consecrated
things they boiled in pots and in cauldrons and in pans, and divided them speedily
among all the children of the people.
And they cook the passover with fire, according to the ordinance, and the
sanctified things they have cooked in pots, and in kettles, and in pans -- for all the
sons of the people.
2 Chronicles 35 14
Afterward they prepared for themselves, and for the priests, because the priests the sons of
Aaron [were busied] in offering the burnt offerings and the fat until night: therefore the
Levites prepared for themselves, and for the priests the sons of Aaron.
And afterwards they made ready for themselves and for the priests; because the priests,
the sons of Aaron, [were engaged] in offering up the burnt-offerings and the fat until
night; therefore the Levites prepared for themselves, and for the priests, the sons of
Aaron.
And afterward they have prepared for themselves, and for the priests: for the
priests, sons of Aaron, [are] in the offering up of the burnt-offering and of the fat
till night; and the Levites have prepared for themselves, and for the priests, sons
of Aaron.
2 Chronicles 35 15
The singers the sons of Asaph were in their place, according to the commandment of David, and
Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king`s seer; and the porters were at every gate: they didn`t
need to depart from their service; for their brothers the Levites prepared for them.
And the singers, the sons of Asaph, were in their place, according to the commandment
of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king`s seer; and the doorkeepers were
at every gate; they had not to depart from their service, for their brethren the Levites
prepared for them.
And the singers, sons of Asaph, [are] on their station, according to the command
of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun seer of the king, and the gate
keepers [are] at gate and gate; it is not for them to turn aside from off their
service, for their brethren the Levites have prepared for them.
2 Chronicles 35 16
So all the service of Yahweh was prepared the same day, to keep the Passover, and to offer burnt-
offerings on the altar of Yahweh, according to the commandment of king Josiah.
And all the service of Jehovah was prepared the same day, to hold the passover, and to
offer burnt-offerings on the altar of Jehovah according to the commandment of king
Josiah.
And all the service of Jehovah is prepared on that day, to keep the passover, and to
cause to ascend burnt-offering upon the altar of Jehovah, according to the
command of king Josiah.
2 Chronicles 35 17
The children of Israel who were present kept the Passover at that time, and the feast of
unleavened bread seven days.
And the children of Israel that were present held the passover at that time, and the feast
of unleavened bread seven days.
And the sons of Israel who are found make the passover at that time, and the feast
of unleavened things, seven days.
2 Chronicles 35 18
There was no Passover like that kept in Israel from the days of Samuel the prophet; neither did
any of the kings of Israel keep such a Passover as Josiah kept, and the priests, and the Levites,
and all Judah and Israel who were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And there was no passover like to that holden in Israel from the days of Samuel the
prophet; neither did all the kings of Israel hold such a passover as Josiah held, and the
priests, and the Levites, and all Judah and Israel that were present, and the inhabitants
of Jerusalem.
And there hath not been made a passover like it in Israel from the days of Samuel
the prophet, and none of the kings of Israel made such a passover as Josiah hath
made, and the priests, and the Levites, and all Judah and Israel who are found, and
the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 35 19
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah was this Passover kept.
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah was this passover holden.
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah hath this passover been made.
2 Chronicles 35 20
After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Neco king of Egypt went up to fight against
Carchemish by the Euphrates: and Josiah went out against him.
After all this, when Josiah had arranged the house, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight
against Karkemish at the Euphrates; and Josiah went out against him.
After all this, when Josiah hath prepared the house, come up hath Necho king of
Egypt, to fight against Carchemish by Phrat, and Josiah goeth forth to meet him;
2 Chronicles 35 21
But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, What have I to do with you, you king of Judah? [I come]
not against you this day, but against the house with which I have war; and God has commanded
me to make haste: forbear you from [meddling with] God, who is with me, that he not destroy
you.
And he sent messengers to him, saying, What have I to do with thee, thou king of Judah? I
come not against thee this day, but against the house with which I have war; and God has
told me to make haste: keep aloof from God who is with me, that he destroy thee not.
and he sendeth unto him messengers, saying, `What -- to me and to thee, O king of
Judah? not against thee do I come to-day, but unto the house with which I have
war, and God said to haste me; cease for thee from God who [is] with me, and He
doth not destroy thee.`
2 Chronicles 35 22
Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight
with him, and didn`t listen to the words of Neco from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the
valley of Megiddo.
But Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight
against him; and he hearkened not to the words of Necho from the mouth of God; and he
came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.
And Josiah hath not turned round his face from him, but to fight against him hath
disguised himself, and hath not hearkened unto the words of Necho, from the
mouth of God, and cometh in to fight in the valley of Megiddo;
2 Chronicles 35 23
The archers shot at king Josiah; and the king said to his servants, Have me away; for I am sore
wounded.
And the archers shot at king Josiah; and the king said to his servants, Have me away, for I
am sore wounded.
and the archers shoot at king Josiah, and the king saith to his servants, `Remove
me, for I have become very sick.`
2 Chronicles 35 24
So his servants took him out of the chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had, and
brought him to Jerusalem; and he died, and was buried in the tombs of his fathers. All Judah and
Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.
And his servants took him out from the chariot, and put him in the second chariot that
he had, and brought him to Jerusalem. And he died, and was buried in the sepulchres of
his fathers. And all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.
And his servants remove him from the chariot, and cause him to ride on the
second chariot that he hath, and cause him to go to Jerusalem, and he dieth, and is
buried in the graves of his fathers, and all Judah and Jerusalem are mourning for
Josiah,
2 Chronicles 35 25
Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and singing women spoke of Josiah in
their lamentations to this day; and they made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are
written in the lamentations.
And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah; and all the singing men and singing women spoke of
Josiah in their lamentations to this day; and they made them an ordinance for Israel. And
behold, they are written in the lamentations.
and Jeremiah lamenteth for Josiah, and all the singers and the songstresses speak
in their lamentations of Josiah unto this day, and set them for a statute on Israel,
and lo, they are written beside the lamentations.
2 Chronicles 35 26
Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his good deeds, according to that which is written in the
law of Yahweh,
And the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his good deeds, according to that which is written
in the law of Jehovah,
And the rest of the matters of Josiah, and his kind acts, according as it is written
in the law of Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 35 27
and his acts, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
and his acts, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and
Judah.
even his matters, the first and the last, lo, they are written on the book of the
kings of Israel and Judah.
2 Chronicles 36 1
Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father`s
place in Jerusalem.
And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his
father`s stead, in Jerusalem.
And the people of the land take Jehoahaz son of Josiah, and cause him to reign
instead of his father in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 36 2
Joahaz was twenty-three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in
Jerusalem.
Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three
months in Jerusalem.
A son of three and twenty years [is] Jehoahaz in his reigning, and three months he
hath reigned in Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 36 3
The king of Egypt deposed him at Jerusalem, and fined the land one hundred talents of silver and
a talent of gold.
And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and imposed a fine upon the land of a
hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.
and turn him aside doth the king of Egypt in Jerusalem, and fineth the land a
hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold;
2 Chronicles 36 4
The king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his
name to Jehoiakim. Neco took Joahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.
And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and
changed his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to
Egypt.
and the king of Egypt causeth Eliakim his brother to reign over Judah and
Jerusalem, and turneth his name to Jehoiakim; and Jehoahaz his brother hath
Necho taken, and bringeth him in to Egypt.
2 Chronicles 36 5
Jehoiakim was Twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in
Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh his God.
Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years
in Jerusalem; and he did evil in the sight of Jehovah his God.
A son of twenty and five years [is] Jehoiakim in his reigning, and eleven years he
hath reigned in Jerusalem, and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah his
God;
2 Chronicles 36 6
Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him
to Babylon.
Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him with chains of
brass to carry him to Babylon.
against him hath Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon come up, and bindeth him in
brazen fetters to take him away to Babylon.
2 Chronicles 36 7
Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the house of Yahweh to Babylon, and put them in
his temple at Babylon.
And Nebuchadnezzar carried [part] of the vessels of the house of Jehovah to Babylon, and
put them in his temple at Babylon.
And of the vessels of the house of Jehovah hath Nebuchadnezzar brought in to
Babylon, and putteth them in his temple in Babylon.
2 Chronicles 36 8
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and that which was
found in him, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah: and
Jehoiachin his son reigned in his place.
And the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and that which
was found in him, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
And Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.
And the rest of the matters of Jehoiakim, and his abominations that he hath done,
and that which is found against him, lo, they are written on the book of the kings
of Israel and Judah, and reign doth Jehoiachin his son in his stead.
2 Chronicles 36 9
Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months and ten
days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh.
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months
and ten days in Jerusalem; and he did evil in the sight of Jehovah.
A son of eight years is Jehoiachin in his reigning, and three months and ten days
he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah;
2 Chronicles 36 10
At the return of the year king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the
goodly vessels of the house of Yahweh, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and
Jerusalem.
And at the turn of the year king Nebuchadnezzar sent and had him brought to Babylon,
with the precious vessels of the house of Jehovah; and he made Zedekiah his brother king
over Judah and Jerusalem.
and at the turn of the year hath king Nebuchadnezzar sent and bringeth him in to
Babylon, with the desirable vessels of the house of Jehovah, and causeth Zedekiah
his brother to reign over Judah and Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 36 11
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in
Jerusalem:
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years
in Jerusalem.
A son of twenty and one years [is] Zedekiah in his reigning, and eleven years he
hath reigned in Jerusalem;
2 Chronicles 36 12
and he did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh his God; he didn`t humble himself before
Jeremiah the prophet [speaking] from the mouth of Yahweh.
And he did evil in the sight of Jehovah his God; he humbled not himself before the
prophet Jeremiah speaking from the mouth of Jehovah.
and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah his God, he hath not been
humbled before Jeremiah the prophet [speaking] from the mouth of Jehovah;
2 Chronicles 36 13
He also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened
his neck, and hardened his heart against turning to Yahweh, the God of Israel.
And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him take oath by God;
and he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from returning to Jehovah the God of
Israel.
and also, against king Nebuchadnezzar he hath rebelled, who had caused him to
swear by God, and he hardeneth his neck, and strengtheneth his heart, against
turning back unto Jehovah, God of Israel.
2 Chronicles 36 14
Moreover all the chiefs of the priests, and the people, trespassed very greatly after all the
abominations of the nations; and they polluted the house of Yahweh which he had made holy in
Jerusalem.
All the chiefs of the priests also, and the people, increased their transgressions,
according to all the abominations of the nations; and they defiled the house of Jehovah
which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.
Also, all the heads of the priests, and the people, having multiplied to commit a
trespass according to all the abominations of the nations, and they defile the
house of Jehovah that He hath sanctified in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 36 15
Yahweh, the God of their fathers, sent to them by his messengers, rising up early and sending,
because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling-place:
And Jehovah the God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up early and
sending; because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling-place.
And Jehovah, God of their fathers, sendeth unto them by the hand of His
messengers -- rising early and sending -- for He hath had pity on His people, and
on His habitation,
2 Chronicles 36 16
but they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets,
until the wrath of Yahweh arose against his people, until there was no remedy.
But they mocked at the messengers of God, and despised his words, and scoffed at his
prophets, until the fury of Jehovah rose against his people, and there was no remedy.
and they are mocking at the messengers of God, and despising His words, and
acting deceitfully with His prophets, till the going up of the fury of Jehovah
against His people -- till there is no healing.
2 Chronicles 36 17
Therefore he brought on them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the
sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man
or gray-headed: he gave them all into his hand.
And he brought up [against] them the king of the Chaldees, and slew their young men
with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and spared not young man nor maiden,
old man nor him of hoary head: he gave [them] all into his hand.
And He causeth to go up against them the king of the Chaldeans, and he slayeth
their chosen ones by the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and hath had no
pity on young man and virgin, old man and very aged -- the whole He hath given
into his hand.
2 Chronicles 36 18
All the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and
the treasures of the king, and of his princes, all these he brought to Babylon.
And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of
Jehovah, and the treasures of the king and of his princes, he brought all to Babylon.
And all the vessels of the house of God, the great and the small, and the treasures
of the house of Jehovah, and the treasures of the king and of his princes -- the
whole he hath brought in to Babylon.
2 Chronicles 36 19
They burnt the house of God, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces of
it with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels of it.
And they burned the house of God, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, and burned all
the palaces thereof with fire, and all the precious vessels thereof were given up to
destruction.
And they burn the house of God, and break down the wall of Jerusalem, and all its
palaces they have burnt with fire, and all its desirable vessels -- to destruction.
2 Chronicles 36 20
Those who had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; and they were servants to
him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia:
And them that had escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon; and they became
servants to him and his sons, until the reign of the kingdom of Persia;
And he removeth those left of the sword unto Babylon, and they are to him and to
his sons for servants, till the reigning of the kingdom of Persia,
2 Chronicles 36 21
to fulfill the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths:
[for] as long as it lay desolate it kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.
to fulfil the word of Jehovah by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its
sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it kept sabbath, to fulfil seventy years.
to fulfil the word of Jehovah in the mouth of Jeremiah, till the land hath enjoyed
its sabbaths; all the days of the desolation it kept sabbath -- to the fulness of
seventy years.
2 Chronicles 36 22
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah
might be accomplished, Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a
proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and [put it] also in writing, saying,
And in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Jehovah by the mouth of
Jeremiah might be accomplished, Jehovah stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia,
and he made a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also in writing, saying,
And in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, at the completion of the word of
Jehovah in the mouth of Jeremiah, hath Jehovah waked up the spirit of Cyrus king
of Persia, and he causeth an intimation to pass over into all his kingdom, and also
in writing, saying,
2 Chronicles 36 23
Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth has Yahweh, the God of heaven,
given me; and he has charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever
there is among you of all his people, Yahweh his God be with him, and let him go up.
Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth has Jehovah the God of the
heavens given to me, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is
in Judah. Whosoever there is among you of all his people, Jehovah his God be with him,
and let him go up.
`Thus said Cyrus king of Persia, All kingdoms of the earth hath Jehovah, God of the
heavens, given to me, and He hath laid a charge on me to build to Him a house in
Jerusalem, that [is] in Judah; who is among you of all His people? Jehovah his God

[is] with him, and he doth go up.`


Study Questions
What noteworthy thing did Josiah do in his 16th year? 34:3

Who was sent to repair the house of the LORD? 34:8

Who found the book of the law of the LORD? 34:!4

Who read the book to the king? 34:18

Why did the LORD listen to Josiah? 34:18

What was Joniah's contribution?

In what year of Josiah's reign was the passover celebrated? 35:19

Who was king in place of Josiah? 36:

Who did the king of Egypt replace Joahaz with? 36:4

Who took Jehoiakim into captivity? 36:5,6

What did Zedekiah do wrong? 36:11-13





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Aug. 3, 4
Acts 20

Act 20:1 After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, took leave of them, and departed to go into Macedonia.
Act 20:2 When he had gone through those parts, and had encouraged them with many words, he came into Greece.
Act 20:3 When he had spent three months there, and a plot was made against him by Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he determined to return through Macedonia.
Act 20:4 These accompanied him as far as Asia: Sopater of Beroea; Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians; Gaius of Derbe; Timothy; and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia.
Act 20:5 But these had gone ahead, and were waiting for us at Troas.
Act 20:6 We sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and came to them at Troas in five days, where we stayed seven days.
Act 20:7 On the first day of the week, when the disciples were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and continued his speech until midnight.
Act 20:8 There were many lights in the upper chamber where we were gathered together.
Act 20:9 A certain young man named Eutychus sat in the window, weighed down with deep sleep. As Paul spoke still longer, being weighed down by his sleep, he fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead.
Act 20:10 Paul went down, and fell upon him, and embracing him said, "Don't be troubled, for his life is in him."
Act 20:11 When he had gone up, and had broken bread, and eaten, and had talked with them a long while, even until break of day, he departed.
Act 20:12 They brought the boy in alive, and were greatly comforted.
Act 20:13 But we who went ahead to the ship set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for he had so arranged, intending himself to go by land.
Act 20:14 When he met us at Assos, we took him aboard, and came to Mitylene.
Act 20:15 Sailing from there, we came the following day opposite Chios. The next day we touched at Samos and stayed at Trogyllium, and the day after we came to Miletus.
Act 20:16 For Paul had determined to sail past Ephesus, that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening, if it were possible for him, to be in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.
Act 20:17 From Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called to himself the elders of the assembly.
Act 20:18 When they had come to him, he said to them, "You yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, how I was with you all the time,
Act 20:19 serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears, and with trials which happened to me by the plots of the Jews;
Act 20:20 how I didn't shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, teaching you publicly and from house to house,
Act 20:21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.
Act 20:22 Now, behold, I go bound by the Spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there;
Act 20:23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions wait for me.
Act 20:24 But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.
Act 20:25 "Now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I went about preaching the Kingdom of God, will see my face no more.
Act 20:26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am clean from the blood of all men,
Act 20:27 for I didn't shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.
Act 20:28 Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of the Lord and God which he purchased with his own blood.
Act 20:29 For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Act 20:30 Men will arise from among your own selves, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
Act 20:31 Therefore watch, remembering that for a period of three years I didn't cease to admonish everyone night and day with tears.
Act 20:32 Now, brothers, I entrust you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build up, and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
Act 20:33 I coveted no one's silver, or gold, or clothing.
Act 20:34 You yourselves know that these hands served my necessities, and those who were with me.
Act 20:35 In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "
Act 20:36 When he had spoken these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
Act 20:37 They all wept a lot, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him,

Act 20:38 sorrowing most of all because of the word which he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship. 



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Acts 20 1
After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, took leave of them, and departed to go
into Macedonia.
But after the tumult had ceased, Paul having called the disciples to [him] and embraced
[them], went away to go to Macedonia.
And after the ceasing of the tumult, Paul having called near the disciples, and
having embraced [them], went forth to go on to Macedonia;
Acts 20 2
When he had gone through those parts, and had encouraged them with many words, he came
into Greece.
And having passed through those parts, and having exhorted them with much discourse,
he came to Greece.
and having gone through those parts, and having exhorted them with many
words, he came to Greece;
Acts 20 3
When he had spent three months there, and a plot was made against him by Jews as he was about
to set sail for Syria, he determined to return through Macedonia.
And having spent three months [there], a treacherous plot against him having been set
on foot by the Jews, as he was going to sail to Syria, [the] resolution was adopted of
returning through Macedonia.
having made also three months` [stay] -- a counsel of the Jews having been against
him -- being about to set forth to Syria, there came [to him] a resolution of
returning through Macedonia.
Acts 20 4
These accompanied him as far as Asia: Sopater of Beroea; Aristarchus and Secundus of the
Thessalonians; Gaius of Derbe; Timothy; and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia.
And there accompanied him as far as Asia, Sopater [son] of Pyrrhus, a Berean; and of
Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus, and Gaius and Timotheus of Derbe, and of Asia,
Tychicus and Trophimus.
And there were accompanying him unto Asia, Sopater of Berea, and of
Thessalonians Aristarchus and Secundus, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus, and
of Asiatics Tychicus and Trophimus;
Acts 20 5
But these had gone ahead, and were waiting for us at Troas.
These going before waited for us in Troas;
these, having gone before, did remain for us in Troas,
Acts 20 6
We sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came to them at Troas in
five days, where we stayed seven days.
but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and we came to
them to Troas in five days, where we spent seven days.
and we sailed, after the days of the unleavened food, from Philippi, and came unto
them to Troas in five days, where we abode seven days.
Acts 20 7
On the first day of the week, when the disciples were gathered together to break bread, Paul
talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and continued his speech until
And the first day of the week, we being assembled to break bread, Paul discoursed to
them, about to depart on the morrow. And he prolonged the discourse till midnight.
And on the first of the week, the disciples having been gathered together to
break bread, Paul was discoursing to them, about to depart on the morrow, he was
also continuing the discourse till midnight,
Acts 20 8
There were many lights in the upper chamber where we were gathered together.
And there were many lights in the upper room where we were assembled.
and there were many lamps in the upper chamber where they were gathered
together,
Acts 20 9
A certain young man named Eutychus sat in the window, weighed down with deep sleep. As Paul
spoke still longer, being weighed down by his sleep, he fell down from the third story, and was
taken up dead.
And a certain youth, by name Eutychus, sitting at the window-opening, overpowered by
deep sleep, while Paul discoursed very much at length, having been overpowered by the
sleep, fell from the third story down to the bottom, and was taken up dead.
and there was sitting a certain youth, by name Eutychus, upon the window --
being borne down by a deep sleep, Paul discoursing long -- he having sunk down
from the sleep, fell down from the third story, and was lifted up dead.
Acts 20 10
Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, "Don`t be troubled, for his life is in
him."
But Paul descending fell upon him, and enfolding [him] [in his arms], said, Be not
troubled, for his life is in him.
And Paul, having gone down, fell upon him, and having embraced [him], said,
`Make no tumult, for his life is in him;`
Acts 20 11
When he had gone up, and had broken bread, and eaten, and had talked with them a long while,
even until break of day, he departed.
And having gone up, and having broken the bread, and eaten, and having long spoken
until daybreak, so he went away.
and having come up, and having broken bread, and having tasted, for a long time
also having talked -- till daylight, so he went forth,
Acts 20 12
They brought the boy alive, and were not a little comforted.
And they brought [away] the boy alive, and were no little comforted.
and they brought up the lad alive, and were comforted in no ordinary measure.
Acts 20 13
But we who went ahead to the ship set sail for Assos, there intending to take in Paul, for he had
so arranged, intending himself to go by land.
And we, having gone before on board ship, sailed off to Assos, going to take in Paul there;
for so he had directed, he himself being about to go on foot.
And we having gone before unto the ship, did sail to Assos, thence intending to
take in Paul, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go on foot;
Acts 20 14
When he met us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.
And when he met with us at Assos, having taken him on board, we came to Mitylene;
and when he met with us at Assos, having taken him up, we came to Mitylene,
Acts 20 15
Sailing from there, we came the following day opposite Chios. The next day we touched at Samos
and stayed at Trogyllium, and the day after we came to Miletus.
and having sailed thence, on the morrow arrived opposite Chios, and the next day put in
at Samos; and having stayed at Trogyllium, the next day we came to Miletus:
and thence having sailed, on the morrow we came over-against Chios, and the next
day we arrived at Samos, and having remained in Trogyllium, on the following
day we came to Miletus,
Acts 20 16
For Paul had determined to sail past Ephesus, that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for
he was hastening, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.
for Paul thought it desirable to sail by Ephesus, so that he might not be made to spend
time in Asia; for he hastened, if it was possible for him, to be the day of Pentecost at
Jerusalem.
for Paul decided to sail past Ephesus, that there may not be to him a loss of time in
Asia, for he hasted, if it were possible for him, on the day of the Pentecost to be at
Jerusalem.
Acts 20 17
From Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called to himself the elders of the assembly.
But from Miletus having sent to Ephesus, he called over [to him] the elders of the
assembly.
And from Miletus, having sent to Ephesus, he called for the elders of the assembly,
Acts 20 18
When they had come to him, he said to them, "You yourselves know, from the first day that I set
foot in Asia, how I was with you all the time,
And when they were come to him, he said to them, *Ye* know how I was with you all the
time from the first day that I arrived in Asia,
and when they were come unto him, he said to them, `Ye -- ye know from the first
day in which I came to Asia, how, with you at all times I was;
Acts 20 19
serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears, and with trials which happened to me by
the plots of the Jews;
serving the Lord with all lowliness, and tears, and temptations, which happened to me
through the plots of the Jews;
serving the Lord with all humility, and many tears, and temptations, that befell
me in the counsels of the Jews against [me];
Acts 20 20
how I didn`t shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, teaching you publicly
and from house to house,
how I held back nothing of what is profitable, so as not to announce [it] to you, and to
teach you publicly and in every house,
how nothing I did keep back of what things are profitable, not to declare to you,
and to teach you publicly, and in every house,
Acts 20 21
testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus
Christ.
testifying to both Jews and Greeks repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord
Jesus Christ.
testifying fully both to Jews and Greeks, toward God reformation, and faith toward
our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 20 22
Now, behold, I go bound by the Spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there;
And now, behold, bound in my spirit *I* go to Jerusalem, not knowing what things shall
happen to me in it;
`And now, lo, I -- bound in the Spirit -- go on to Jerusalem, the things that shall
befall me in it not knowing,
Acts 20 23
except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions wait for me.
only that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and tribulations
await me.
save that the Holy Spirit in every city doth testify fully, saying, that for me bonds
and tribulations remain;
Acts 20 24
But these things don`t count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race
with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the gospel of
the grace of God.
But I make no account of [my] life [as] dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the
ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace
of God.
but I make account of none of these, neither do I count my life precious to myself,
so that I finish my course with joy, and the ministration that I received from the
Lord Jesus, to testify fully the good news of the grace of God.
Acts 20 25
Now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom of God, will
see my face no more.
And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone about preaching the
kingdom [of God], shall see my face no more.
`And now, lo, I have known that no more shall ye see my face, -- ye all among whom
I did go preaching the reign of God;
Acts 20 26
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am clean from the blood of all men,
Wherefore I witness to you this day, that I am clean from the blood of all,
wherefore I take you to witness this day, that I [am] clear from the blood of all,
Acts 20 27
for I didn`t shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.
for I have not shrunk from announcing to you all the counsel of God.
for I did not keep back from declaring to you all the counsel of God.
Acts 20 28
Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you
overseers, to shepherd the assembly of the Lord and God which he purchased with his own blood.
Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, wherein the Holy Spirit has set
you as overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which he has purchased with the blood
of his own.
`Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, among which the Holy
Spirit made you overseers, to feed the assembly of God that He acquired through
His own blood,
Acts 20 29
For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the
[For] *I* know [this,] that there will come in amongst you after my departure grievous
wolves, not sparing the flock;
for I have known this, that there shall enter in, after my departing, grievous
wolves unto you, not sparing the flock,
Acts 20 30
Men will arise from among your own selves, speaking perverse things, to draw away the
disciples after them.
and from among your own selves shall rise up men speaking perverted things to draw
away the disciples after them.
and of your own selves there shall arise men, speaking perverse things, to draw
away the disciples after them.
Acts 20 31
Therefore watch, remembering that for a period of three years I didn`t cease to admonish
everyone night and day with tears.
Wherefore watch, remembering that for three years, night and day, I ceased not
admonishing each one [of you] with tears.
`Therefore, watch, remembering that three years, night and day, I did not cease
with tears warning each one;
Acts 20 32
Now, brothers, I entrust you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build up, and
to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
And now I commit you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build [you] up
and give [to you] an inheritance among all the sanctified.
and now, I commend you, brethren, to God, and to the word of His grace, that is
able to build up, and to give you an inheritance among all those sanctified.
Acts 20 33
I coveted no one`s silver, or gold, or clothing.
I have coveted [the] silver or gold or clothing of no one.
`The silver or gold or garments of no one did I covet;
Acts 20 34
You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with
me.
Yourselves know that these hands have ministered to my wants, and to those who were
with me.
and ye yourselves know that to my necessities, and to those who were with me,
minister did these hands;
Acts 20 35
In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you ought to help the weak, and to
remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, `It is more blessed to give than to
receive.`"
I have shewed you all things, that thus labouring [we] ought to come in aid of the weak,
and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to
give than to receive.
all things I did shew you, that, thus labouring, it behoveth [us] to partake with
the ailing, to be mindful also of the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It
is more blessed to give than to receive.`
Acts 20 36
When he had spoken these things, he kneeled down and prayed with them all.
And having said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
And these things having said, having bowed his knees, with them all, he did pray,
Acts 20 37
They all wept a lot, and fell on Paul`s neck and kissed him,
And they all wept sore; and falling upon the neck of Paul they ardently kissed him,
and there came a great weeping to all, and having fallen upon the neck of Paul,
they were kissing him,
Acts 20 38
sorrowing most of all because of the word which he had spoken, that they should see his face no
more. They brought him on his way to the ship.
specially pained by the word which he had said, that they would no more see his face.
And they went down with him to the ship.
sorrowing most of all for the word that he had said -- that they are about no more

to see his face; and they were accompanying him to the ship.


Study Questions

How long was Paul in Greece? 20:2, 3

What did the disciples do on the first day of the week? 20:7

Who fell asleep and died from a fall? 20:9

What do overseers do? 20:28