8/17/13

From Gary... Finding the way "home"


Many thanks to brother Walter Vogt, for allowing me to use his picture!!!


When we consider the word "Home", what comes to our mind?  Perhaps, to some, it is just a place to eat and sleep or to watch television.  To others the emphasis may be on the people who reside there besides you.  It may be a retreat from the bustle of everyday life or a place to relax.  I think we know the answer for this little dog- contentment!!!  How about you?  In thinking about this as applied to myself, I turned to the pages of Scripture, specifically, to the Gospel of John...

John, Chapter 14
1  “Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me.   2  In my Father’s house are many homes. If it weren’t so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you.   3  If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.   4  Where I go, you know, and you know the way.” 


  5  Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 

  6  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me. 


It took me decades to understand "home".  Growing up, it was a place I hated; somewhere to be abused, ridiculed and experience the darker side of life.  Then, I married and was determined that our house would be a genuine HOME!!!  Again, it took a long time to overcome most of the baggage from my youth, but with God's help, my family always knew I loved them.  It is just Linda and myself now (and the poodles) but HOME is someplace special.  It is a place where love is (even when we have an argument); somewhere that God is acknowledged and loved.  For you see, HIS impact changes things. He gives life and light to a very dark dismal world.  He has given me love and standards to go by AND the hope of something better - HOME, IN HEAVEN!!!  All made possible through Jesus, who, on a daily basis, speaks to my heart through the Bible and shows me the way to heavenly realms. Through JESUS, my darkness has turned to the light of hope and that is something to curl up by the fire and contemplate.  Humm, I wonder if there are woodstoves in heaven???

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, August 17



Bible Reading and Study
August 17


The World English Bible


Aug. 17
Job 5-8
Job 5:1 "Call now; is there any who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
Job 5:2 For resentment kills the foolish man, and jealousy kills the simple.
Job 5:3 I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
Job 5:4 His children are far from safety. They are crushed in the gate. Neither is there any to deliver them,
Job 5:5 whose harvest the hungry eats up, and take it even out of the thorns. The snare gapes for their substance.
Job 5:6 For affliction doesn't come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;
Job 5:7 but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Job 5:8 "But as for me, I would seek God. I would commit my cause to God,
Job 5:9 who does great things that can't be fathomed, marvelous things without number;
Job 5:10 who gives rain on the earth, and sends waters on the fields;
Job 5:11 so that he sets up on high those who are low, those who mourn are exalted to safety.
Job 5:12 He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands can't perform their enterprise.
Job 5:13 He takes the wise in their own craftiness; the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.
Job 5:14 They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope at noonday as in the night.
Job 5:15 But he saves from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty.
Job 5:16 So the poor has hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.
Job 5:17 "Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
Job 5:18 For he wounds, and binds up. He injures, and his hands make whole.
Job 5:19 He will deliver you in six troubles; yes, in seven there shall no evil touch you.
Job 5:20 In famine he will redeem you from death; in war, from the power of the sword.
Job 5:21 You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.
Job 5:22 At destruction and famine you shall laugh, neither shall you be afraid of the animals of the earth.
Job 5:23 For you shall be in league with the stones of the field. The animals of the field shall be at peace with you.
Job 5:24 You shall know that your tent is in peace. You shall visit your fold, and shall miss nothing.
Job 5:25 You shall know also that your seed shall be great, Your offspring as the grass of the earth.
Job 5:26 You shall come to your grave in a full age, like a shock of grain comes in its season.
Job 5:27 Look this, we have searched it, so it is. Hear it, and know it for your good."
Job 6:1 Then Job answered,
Job 6:2 "Oh that my anguish were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
Job 6:3 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas, therefore have my words been rash.
Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me. My spirit drinks up their poison. The terrors of God set themselves in array against me.
Job 6:5 Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass? Or does the ox low over his fodder?
Job 6:6 Can that which has no flavor be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
Job 6:7 My soul refuses to touch them. They are as loathsome food to me.
Job 6:8 "Oh that I might have my request, that God would grant the thing that I long for,
Job 6:9 even that it would please God to crush me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
Job 6:10 Be it still my consolation, yes, let me exult in pain that doesn't spare, that I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
Job 6:11 What is my strength, that I should wait? What is my end, that I should be patient?
Job 6:12 Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass?
Job 6:13 Isn't it that I have no help in me, That wisdom is driven quite from me?
Job 6:14 "To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend; even to him who forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Job 6:15 My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, as the channel of brooks that pass away;
Job 6:16 Which are black by reason of the ice, in which the snow hides itself.
Job 6:17 In the dry season, they vanish. When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
Job 6:18 The caravans that travel beside them turn aside. They go up into the waste, and perish.
Job 6:19 The caravans of Tema looked. The companies of Sheba waited for them.
Job 6:20 They were distressed because they were confident. They came there, and were confounded.
Job 6:21 For now you are nothing. You see a terror, and are afraid.
Job 6:22 Did I say, 'Give to me?' or, 'Offer a present for me from your substance?'
Job 6:23 or, 'Deliver me from the adversary's hand?' or, 'Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?'
Job 6:24 "Teach me, and I will hold my peace. Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
Job 6:25 How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?
Job 6:26 Do you intend to reprove words, seeing that the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?
Job 6:27 Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend.
Job 6:28 Now therefore be pleased to look at me, for surely I shall not lie to your face.
Job 6:29 Please return. Let there be no injustice. Yes, return again. My cause is righteous.
Job 6:30 Is there injustice on my tongue? Can't my taste discern mischievous things?
Job 7:1 "Isn't a man forced to labor on earth? Aren't his days like the days of a hired hand?
Job 7:2 As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, as a hireling who looks for his wages,
Job 7:3 so am I made to possess months of misery, wearisome nights are appointed to me.
Job 7:4 When I lie down, I say, 'When shall I arise, and the night be gone?' I toss and turn until the dawning of the day.
Job 7:5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust. My skin closes up, and breaks out afresh.
Job 7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.
Job 7:7 Oh remember that my life is a breath. My eye shall no more see good.
Job 7:8 The eye of him who sees me shall see me no more. Your eyes shall be on me, but I shall not be.
Job 7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, so he who goes down to Sheol shall come up no more.
Job 7:10 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.
Job 7:11 "Therefore I will not keep silent. I will speak in the anguish of my spirit. I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 7:12 Am I a sea, or a sea monster, that you put a guard over me?
Job 7:13 When I say, 'My bed shall comfort me. My couch shall ease my complaint;'
Job 7:14 then you scare me with dreams, and terrify me through visions:
Job 7:15 so that my soul chooses strangling, death rather than my bones.
Job 7:16 I loathe my life. I don't want to live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
Job 7:17 What is man, that you should magnify him, that you should set your mind on him,
Job 7:18 that you should visit him every morning, and test him every moment?
Job 7:19 How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone until I swallow down my spittle?
Job 7:20 If I have sinned, what do I do to you, you watcher of men? Why have you set me as a mark for you, so that I am a burden to myself?
Job 7:21 Why do you not pardon my disobedience, and take away my iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust. You will seek me diligently, but I shall not be."
Job 8:1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,
Job 8:2 "How long will you speak these things? Shall the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
Job 8:3 Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?
Job 8:4 If your children have sinned against him, He has delivered them into the hand of their disobedience.
Job 8:5 If you want to seek God diligently, make your supplication to the Almighty.
Job 8:6 If you were pure and upright, surely now he would awaken for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.
Job 8:7 Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase.
Job 8:8 "Please inquire of past generations. Find out about the learning of their fathers.
Job 8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow.)
Job 8:10 Shall they not teach you, tell you, and utter words out of their heart?
Job 8:11 "Can the papyrus grow up without mire? Can the rushes grow without water?
Job 8:12 While it is yet in its greenness, not cut down, it withers before any other reed.
Job 8:13 So are the paths of all who forget God. The hope of the godless man shall perish,
Job 8:14 Whose confidence shall break apart, Whose trust is a spider's web.
Job 8:15 He shall lean on his house, but it shall not stand. He shall cling to it, but it shall not endure.
Job 8:16 He is green before the sun. His shoots go forth over his garden.
Job 8:17 His roots are wrapped around the rock pile. He sees the place of stones.
Job 8:18 If he is destroyed from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, 'I have not seen you.'
Job 8:19 Behold, this is the joy of his way: out of the earth, others shall spring.
Job 8:20 "Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he uphold the evildoers.
Job 8:21 He will still fill your mouth with laughter, your lips with shouting.

Job 8:22 Those who hate you shall be clothed with shame. The tent of the wicked shall be no more."  



The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

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

Job


Job 5 1
"Call now; is there any who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
Call, I pray thee! Is there any that answereth thee? and to which of the holy ones wilt
thou turn?
Pray, call, is there any to answer thee? And unto which of the holy ones dost thou
turn?
Job 5 2
For resentment kills the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.
For vexation killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the simple.
For provocation slayeth the perverse, And envy putteth to death the simple,
Job 5 3
I have seen the foolish taking root, But suddenly I cursed his habitation.
I myself saw the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
I -- I have seen the perverse taking root, And I mark his habitation straightway,
Job 5 4
His children are far from safety, They are crushed in the gate. Neither is there any to deliver
them,
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, and there is no
deliverer:
Far are his sons from safety, And they are bruised in the gate, And there is no
deliverer.
Job 5 5
Whose harvest the hungry eats up, Takes it even out of the thorns; The snare gapes for their
substance.
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh even out of the thorns; and the snare
gapeth for his substance.
Whose harvest the hungry doth eat, And even from the thorns taketh it, And the
designing swallowed their wealth.
Job 5 6
For affliction doesn`t come forth from the dust, Neither does trouble spring out of the ground;
For evil cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
For sorrow cometh not forth from the dust, Nor from the ground springeth up
misery.
Job 5 7
But man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.
For man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upwards.
For man to misery is born, And the sparks go high to fly.
Job 5 8
"But as for me, I would seek God, To God would I commit my cause;
But as for me I will seek unto ·God, and unto God commit my cause;
Yet I -- I inquire for God, And for God I give my word,
Job 5 9
Who does great things that can`t be fathomed, Marvelous things without number;
Who doeth great things and unsearchable, marvellous things without number;
Doing great things, and there is no searching. Wonderful, till there is no
numbering.
Job 5 10
Who gives rain on the earth, And sends waters on the fields;
Who giveth rain on the face of the earth, and sendeth waters on the face of the fields;
Who is giving rain on the face of the land, And is sending waters on the out-places.
Job 5 11
So that he sets up on high those who are low, Those who mourn are exalted to safety.
Setting up on high those that are low; and mourners are exalted to prosperity.
To set the low on a high place, And the mourners have been high [in] safety.
Job 5 12
He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands can`t perform their enterprise.
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, and their hands carry not out the enterprise.
Making void thoughts of the subtile, And their hands do not execute wisdom.
Job 5 13
He takes the wise in their own craftiness; The counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; and the counsel of the wily is carried
Capturing the wise in their subtilty, And the counsel of wrestling ones was
hastened,
Job 5 14
They meet with darkness in the day-time, And grope at noonday as in the night.
They meet with darkness in a the daytime, and grope at midday as in the night.
By day they meet darkness, And as night -- they grope at noon.
Job 5 15
But he saves from the sword of their mouth, Even the needy from the hand of the mighty.
And he saveth the needy from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the
mighty.
And He saveth the wasted from their mouth, And from a strong hand the needy,
Job 5 16
So the poor has hope, And injustice shuts her mouth.
So the poor hath what he hopeth for, and unrighteousness stoppeth her mouth.
And there is hope to the poor, And perverseness hath shut her mouth.
Job 5 17
"Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: Therefore do not despise the chastening of the
Almighty.
Behold, happy is the man whom +God correcteth; therefore despise not the chastening of
the Almighty.
Lo, the happiness of mortal man, God doth reprove him: And the chastisement of
the Mighty despise not,
Job 5 18
For he wounds, and binds up; He injures, and his hands make whole.
For he maketh sore, and bindeth up; he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
For He doth pain, and He bindeth up, He smiteth, and His hands heal.
Job 5 19
He will deliver you in six troubles; Yes, in seven there shall no evil touch you.
He will deliver thee in six troubles, and in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
In six distresses He delivereth thee, And in seven evil striketh not on thee.
Job 5 20
In famine he will redeem you from death; In war, from the power of the sword.
In famine he will redeem thee from death, and in war from the power of the sword.
In famine He hath redeemed thee from death, And in battle from the hands of the
sword.
Job 5 21
You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, Neither shall you be afraid of destruction
when it comes.
Thou shalt be hidden from the scourge of the tongue; and thou shalt not be afraid of
destruction when it cometh.
When the tongue scourgeth thou art hid, And thou art not afraid of destruction,
When it cometh.
Job 5 22
At destruction and dearth you shall laugh, Neither shall you be afraid of the animals of the
earth.
At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh, and of the beasts of the earth thou shalt not
be afraid.
At destruction and at hunger thou mockest, And of the beast of the earth, Thou art
not afraid.
Job 5 23
For you shall be in league with the stones of the field. The animals of the field shall be at peace
with you.
For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be
at peace with thee.
(For with sons of the field [is] thy covenant, And the beast of the field Hath been at
peace with thee.)
Job 5 24
You shall know that your tent is in peace. You shall visit your fold, and shall miss nothing.
And thou shalt know that thy tent is in peace; and thou wilt survey thy fold, and miss
nothing.
And thou hast known that thy tent [is] peace, And inspected thy habitation, and
errest not,
Job 5 25
You shall know also that your seed shall be great, Your offspring as the grass of the earth.
And thou shalt know that thy seed is numerous, and thine offspring as the herb of the
earth.
And hast known that numerous [is] Thy seed, And thine offspring as the herb of
the earth;
Job 5 26
You shall come to your grave in a full age, Like a shock of grain comes in its season.
Thou shalt come to the grave in a ripe age, as a shock of corn is brought in in its season.
Thou comest in full age unto the grave, As the going up of a stalk in its season.
Job 5 27
Look this, we have searched it, so it is; Hear it, and know it for your good."
Behold this, we have searched it out, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thyself.
Lo, this -- we searched it out -- it [is] right, hearken; And thou, know for thyself!
Job 6 1
Then Job answered,
And Job answered and said,
And Job answereth and saith: --
Job 6 2
"Oh that my anguish were weighed, And all my calamity laid in the balances!
Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
O that my provocation were thoroughly weighed, And my calamity in balances
They would lift up together!
Job 6 3
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas, Therefore have my words been rash.
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; therefore my words are vehement.
For now, than the sands of the sea it is heavier, Therefore my words have been
rash.
Job 6 4
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, My spirit drinks up their poison. The terrors of
God set themselves in array against me.
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, their poison drinketh up my spirit: the
terrors of +God are arrayed against me.
For arrows of the Mighty [are] with me, Whose poison is drinking up my spirit.
Terrors of God array themselves [for] me!
Job 6 5
Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass? Or does the ox low over his fodder?
Doth the wild ass bray by the grass? loweth an ox over his fodder?
Brayeth a wild ass over tender grass? Loweth an ox over his provender?
Job 6 6
Can that which has no flavor be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
Shall that which is insipid be eaten without salt? Is there any taste in the white of an
Eaten is an insipid thing without salt? Is there sense in the drivel of dreams?
Job 6 7
My soul refuses to touch them; They are as loathsome food to me.
What my soul refuseth to touch, that is as my loathsome food.
My soul is refusing to touch! They [are] as my sickening food.
Job 6 8
"Oh that I might have my request; That God would grant the thing that I long for!
Oh that I might have my request, and that +God would grant my desire!
O that my request may come, That God may grant my hope!
Job 6 9
Even that it would please God to crush me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
And that it would please +God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!
That God would please -- and bruise me, Loose His hand and cut me off!
Job 6 10
Be it still my consolation, Yes, let me exult in pain that doesn`t spare, That I have not denied
the words of the Holy One.
Then should I yet have comfort; and in the pain which spareth not I would rejoice that I
have not denied the words of the Holy One.
And yet it is my comfort, (And I exult in pain -- He doth not spare,) That I have not
hidden The sayings of the Holy One.
Job 6 11
What is my strength, that I should wait? What is my end, that I should be patient?
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should have
patience?
What [is] my power that I should hope? And what mine end That I should prolong
my life?
Job 6 12
Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass?
Is my strength the strength of stones? is my flesh of brass?
Is my strength the strength of stones? Is my flesh brazen?
Job 6 13
Isn`t it that I have no help in me, That wisdom is driven quite from me?
Is it not that there is no help in me, and soundness is driven away from me?
Is not my help with me, And substance driven from me?
Job 6 14
"To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend; Even to him who
forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
For him that is fainting kindness [is meet] from his friend; or he forsaketh the fear of the
Almighty.
To a despiser of his friends [is] shame, And the fear of the Mighty he forsaketh.
Job 6 15
My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, As the channel of brooks that pass away;
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a stream, as the channel of streams which pass
away,
My brethren have deceived as a brook, As a stream of brooks they pass away.
Job 6 16
Which are black by reason of the ice, in which the snow hides itself:
Which are turbid by reason of the ice, in which the snow hideth itself:
That are black because of ice, By them doth snow hide itself.
Job 6 17
In the dry season, they vanish. When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
At the time they diminish, they are dried up; when heat affecteth them, they vanish from
their place:
By the time they are warm they have been cut off, By its being hot they have been
Extinguished from their place.
Job 6 18
The caravans that travel beside them turn aside; They go up into the waste, and perish.
They wind about in the paths of their course, they go off into the waste and perish.
Turn aside do the paths of their way, They ascend into emptiness, and are lost.
Job 6 19
The caravans of Tema looked, The companies of Sheba waited for them.
The caravans of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba counted on them:
Passengers of Tema looked expectingly, Travellers of Sheba hoped for them.
Job 6 20
They were put to shame because they had hoped; They came there, and were confounded.
They are ashamed at their hope; they come thither, and are confounded.
They were ashamed that one hath trusted, They have come unto it and are
confounded.
Job 6 21
For now you are nothing. You see a terror, and are afraid.
So now ye are nothing; ye see a terrible object and are afraid.
Surely now ye have become the same! Ye see a downfall, and are afraid.
Job 6 22
Did I say, `Give to me?` Or, `Offer a present for me from your substance?`
Did I say, Bring unto me, and make me a present from your substance?
Is it because I said, Give to me? And, By your power bribe for me?
Job 6 23
Or, `Deliver me from the adversary`s hand?` Or, `Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?`
Or, rescue me from the hand of the oppressor, and redeem me from the hand of the
violent?
And, Deliver me from the hand of an adversary? And, From the hand of terrible
ones ransom me?
Job 6 24
"Teach me, and I will hold my peace; Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue; and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
Shew me, and I -- I keep silent, And what I have erred, let me understand.
Job 6 25
How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?
How forcible are right words! but what doth your upbraiding reprove?
How powerful have been upright sayings, And what doth reproof from you reprove?
Job 6 26
Do you intend to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?
Do ye imagine to reprove words? The speeches of one that is desperate are indeed for the
wind.
For reproof -- do you reckon words? And for wind -- sayings of the desperate.
Job 6 27
Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, And make merchandise of your friend.
Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and dig [a pit] for your friend.
Anger on the fatherless ye cause to fall, And are strange to your friend.
Job 6 28
Now therefore be pleased to look at me, For surely I shall not lie to your face.
Now therefore if ye will, look upon me; and it shall be to your face if I lie.
And, now, please, look upon me, Even to your face do I lie?
Job 6 29
Please return. Let there be no injustice; Yes, return again, my cause is righteous.
Return, I pray you, let there be no wrong; yea, return again, my righteousness shall be in
it.
Turn back, I pray you, let it not be perverseness, Yea, turn back again -- my
righteousness [is] in it.
Job 6 30
Is there injustice on my tongue? Can`t my taste discern mischievous things?
Is there wrong in my tongue? cannot my taste discern mischievous things?
Is there in my tongue perverseness? Discerneth not my palate desirable things?
Job 7 1
"Isn`t a man forced to labor on earth? Aren`t his days like the days of a hired hand?
Hath not man a life of labour upon earth? and are not his days like the days of a hireling?
Is there not a warfare to man on earth? And as the days of an hireling his days?
Job 7 2
As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, As a hireling who looks for his wages,
As a bondman earnestly desireth the shadow, and a hireling expecteth his wages,
As a servant desireth the shadow, And as a hireling expecteth his wage,
Job 7 3
So am I made to possess months of misery, Wearisome nights are appointed to me.
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
So I have been caused to inherit months of vanity, And nights of misery they
numbered to me.
Job 7 4
When I lie down, I say, `When shall I arise, and the night be gone?` I toss and turn until the
dawning of the day.
If I lie down, I say, When shall I rise up, and the darkness be gone? and I am full of
tossings until the dawn.
If I lay down then I said, `When do I rise!` And evening hath been measured, And I
have been full of tossings till dawn.
Job 7 5
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust. My skin closes up, and breaks out afresh.
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and suppurates.
Clothed hath been my flesh [with] worms, And a clod of dust, My skin hath been
shrivelled and is loathsome,
Job 7 6
My days are swifter than a weaver`s shuttle, And are spent without hope.
My days are swifter than a weaver`s shuttle, and are spent without hope.
My days swifter than a weaving machine, And they are consumed without hope.
Job 7 7
Oh remember that my life is a breath. My eye shall no more see good.
Remember thou that my life is wind; mine eye shall no more see good.
Remember Thou that my life [is] a breath, Mine eye turneth not back to see good.
Job 7 8
The eye of him who sees me shall see me no more. Your eyes shall be on me, but I shall not be.
The eye of him that hath seen me shall behold me no [more]: thine eyes are upon me, and I
am not.
The eye of my beholder beholdeth me not. Thine eyes [are] upon me -- and I am not.
Job 7 9
As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, So he who goes down to Sheol shall come up no
more.
The cloud consumeth and vanisheth away; so he that goeth down to Sheol shall not come
up.
Consumed hath been a cloud, and it goeth, So he who is going down to Sheol
cometh not up.
Job 7 10
He shall return no more to his house, Neither shall his place know him any more.
He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him again.
He turneth not again to his house, Nor doth his place discern him again.
Job 7 11
"Therefore I will not keep silent. I will speak in the anguish of my spirit. I will complain in
the bitterness of my soul.
Therefore I will not restrain my mouth: I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will
complain in the bitterness of my soul.
Also I -- I withhold not my mouth -- I speak in the distress of my spirit, I talk in
the bitterness of my soul.
Job 7 12
Am I a sea, or a sea-monster, That you put a guard over me?
Am I a sea, or a sea-monster, that thou settest a watch over me?
A sea-[monster] am I, or a dragon, That thou settest over me a guard?
Job 7 13
When I say, `My bed shall comfort me, My couch shall ease my complaint;`
When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint;
When I said, `My bed doth comfort me,` He taketh away in my talking my couch.
Job 7 14
Then you scar me with dreams, And terrify me through visions:
Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions;
And thou hast affrighted me with dreams, And from visions thou terrifiest me,
Job 7 15
So that my soul chooses strangling, Death rather than my bones.
So that my soul chooseth strangling, death, rather than my bones.
And my soul chooseth strangling, Death rather than my bones.
Job 7 16
I loathe my life. I don`t want to live forever. Leave me alone; for my days are but a breath.
I loathe it; I shall not live always: let me alone, for my days are a breath.
I have wasted away -- not to the age do I live. Cease from me, for my days [are]
vanity.
Job 7 17
What is man, that you should magnify him, That you should set your mind on him,
What is man, that thou makest much of him? and that thou settest thy heart upon him?
What [is] man that Thou dost magnify him? And that Thou settest unto him Thy
heart?
Job 7 18
That you should visit him every morning, And test him every moment?
And that thou visitest him every morning, triest him every moment?
And inspectest him in the mornings, In the evenings dost try him?
Job 7 19
How long will you not look away from me, Nor leave me alone until I swallow down my spittle?
How long wilt thou not look away from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?
How long dost Thou not look from me? Thou dost not desist till I swallow my
spittle.
Job 7 20
If I have sinned, what do I do to you, you watcher of men? Why have you set me as a mark for
you, So that I am a burden to myself?
Have I sinned, what do I unto thee, thou Observer of men? Why hast thou set me as an
object of assault for thee, so that I am become a burden to myself?
I have sinned, what do I to Thee, O watcher of man? Why hast Thou set me for a
mark to Thee, And I am for a burden to myself -- and what?
Job 7 21
Why do you not pardon my disobedience, and take away my iniquity? For now shall I lie down
in the dust. You will seek me diligently, but I shall not be."
And why dost not thou forgive my transgression and take away mine iniquity? for now
shall I lie down in the dust, and thou shalt seek me early, and I shall not be.
Thou dost not take away my transgression, And cause to pass away mine iniquity,
Because now, for dust I lie down: And Thou hast sought me -- and I am not!
Job 8 1
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,
And Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,
And Bildad the Shuhite answereth and saith: --
Job 8 2
"How long will you speak these things? Shall the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
How long wilt thou speak these things? and the words of thy mouth be a strong wind?
Till when dost thou speak these things? And a strong wind -- sayings of thy mouth?
Job 8 3
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?
Doth ·God pervert judgment, and the Almighty pervert justice?
Doth God pervert judgment? And doth the Mighty One pervert justice?
Job 8 4
If your children have sinned against him, He has delivered them into the hand of their
disobedience;
If thy children have sinned against him, he hath also given them over into the hand of
their transgression.
If thy sons have sinned before Him, And He doth send them away, By the hand of
their transgression,
Job 8 5
If you want to seek God diligently, Make your supplication to the Almighty.
If thou seek earnestly unto ·God, and make thy supplication to the Almighty,
If thou dost seek early unto God, And unto the Mighty makest supplication,
Job 8 6
If you were pure and upright, Surely now he would awaken for you, And make the habitation of
your righteousness prosperous.
If thou be pure and upright, surely now he will awake for thee, and make the habitation
of thy righteousness prosperous;
If pure and upright thou [art], Surely now He waketh for thee, And hath completed
The habitation of thy righteousness.
Job 8 7
Though your beginning was small, Yet your latter end would greatly increase.
And though thy beginning was small, yet thine end shall be very great.
And thy beginning hath been small, And thy latter end is very great.
Job 8 8
"Please inquire of past generations, Find out about the learning of their fathers.
For inquire, I pray thee, of the former generation, and attend to the researches of their
fathers;
For, ask I pray thee of a former generation, And prepare to a search of their
fathers,
Job 8 9
(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days on earth are a shadow.)
For we are [but] of yesterday, and know nothing, for our days upon earth are a shadow.
(For of yesterday we [are], and we know not, For a shadow [are] our days on earth.)
Job 8 10
Shall they not teach you, tell you, And utter words out of their heart?
Shall not they teach thee, [and] tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?
Do they not shew thee -- speak to thee, And from their heart bring forth words?
Job 8 11
"Can the papyrus grow up without mire? Can the rushes grow without water?
Doth the papyrus shoot up without mire? doth the reed-grass grow without water?
`Doth a rush wise without mire? A reed increase without water?
Job 8 12
While it is yet in its greenness, not cut down, It withers before any other reed.
Whilst it is yet in its greenness [and] not cut down, it withereth before any [other] grass.
While it [is] in its budding -- uncropt, Even before any herb it withereth.
Job 8 13
So are the paths of all who forget God. The hope of the godless man shall perish,
So are the paths of all that forget ·God; and the profane man`s hope shall perish,
So [are] the paths of all forgetting God, And the hope of the profane doth perish,
Job 8 14
Whose confidence shall break apart, Whose trust is a spider`s web.
Whose confidence shall be cut off, and his reliance is a spider`s web.
Whose confidence is loathsome, And the house of a spider his trust.
Job 8 15
He shall lean on his house, but it shall not stand. He shall cling to it, but it shall not endure.
He shall lean upon his house, and it shall not stand; he shall lay hold on it, but it shall not
endure.
He leaneth on his house -- and it standeth not: He taketh hold on it -- and it
abideth not.
Job 8 16
He is green before the sun, His shoots go forth over his garden.
He is full of sap before the sun, and his sprout shooteth forth over his garden;
Green he [is] before the sun, And over his garden his branch goeth out.
Job 8 17
His roots are wrapped around the rock pile, He sees the place of stones.
His roots are entwined about the stoneheap; he seeth the place of stones.
By a heap his roots are wrapped, A house of stones he looketh for.
Job 8 18
If he is destroyed from his place, Then it shall deny him, saying, `I have not seen you.`
If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him: I have not seen thee!
If [one] doth destroy him from his place, Then it hath feigned concerning him, I
have not seen thee!
Job 8 19
Behold, this is the joy of his way: Out of the earth shall others spring.
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the dust shall others grow.
Lo, this [is] the joy of his way, And from the dust others spring up.`
Job 8 20
"Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, Neither will he uphold the evil-doers.
Behold, ·God will not cast off a perfect man, neither will he take evil-doers by the hand.
Lo, God doth not reject the perfect, Nor taketh hold on the hand of evil doers.
Job 8 21
He will still fill your mouth with laughter, Your lips with shouting.
Whilst he would fill thy mouth with laughing and thy lips with shouting,
While he filleth with laughter thy mouth, And thy lips with shouting,
Job 8 22
Those who hate you shall be clothed with shame. The tent of the wicked shall be no more."
They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked be no more.

Those hating thee do put on shame, And the tent of the wicked is not!



Study Questions

Who is happy? 5:17

Job wanted to _______? 6:8,9

Job was without _____________? 7:6

What did Job acknowledge? 7:20a

Who will God not cast away? 8:20


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Aug. 17, 18
Acts 27

Act 27:1 When it was determined that we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the Augustan band.
Act 27:2 Embarking in a ship of Adramyttium, which was about to sail to places on the coast of Asia, we put to sea; Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.
Act 27:3 The next day, we touched at Sidon. Julius treated Paul kindly, and gave him permission to go to his friends and refresh himself.
Act 27:4 Putting to sea from there, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.
Act 27:5 When we had sailed across the sea which is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.
Act 27:6 There the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy, and he put us on board.
Act 27:7 When we had sailed slowly many days, and had come with difficulty opposite Cnidus, the wind not allowing us further, we sailed under the lee of Crete, opposite Salmone.
Act 27:8 With difficulty sailing along it we came to a certain place called Fair Havens, near the city of Lasea.
Act 27:9 When much time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, because the Fast had now already gone by, Paul admonished them,
Act 27:10 and said to them, "Sirs, I perceive that the voyage will be with injury and much loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives."
Act 27:11 But the centurion gave more heed to the master and to the owner of the ship than to those things which were spoken by Paul.
Act 27:12 Because the haven was not suitable to winter in, the majority advised going to sea from there, if by any means they could reach Phoenix, and winter there, which is a port of Crete, looking northeast and southeast.
Act 27:13 When the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close to shore.
Act 27:14 But before long, a stormy wind beat down from shore, which is called Euroclydon.
Act 27:15 When the ship was caught, and couldn't face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven along.
Act 27:16 Running under the lee of a small island called Clauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat.
Act 27:17 After they had hoisted it up, they used cables to help reinforce the ship. Fearing that they would run aground on the Syrtis sand bars, they lowered the sea anchor, and so were driven along.
Act 27:18 As we labored exceedingly with the storm, the next day they began to throw things overboard.
Act 27:19 On the third day, they threw out the ship's tackle with their own hands.
Act 27:20 When neither sun nor stars shone on us for many days, and no small storm pressed on us, all hope that we would be saved was now taken away.
Act 27:21 When they had been long without food, Paul stood up in the middle of them, and said, "Sirs, you should have listened to me, and not have set sail from Crete, and have gotten this injury and loss.
Act 27:22 Now I exhort you to cheer up, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
Act 27:23 For there stood by me this night an angel, belonging to the God whose I am and whom I serve,
Act 27:24 saying, 'Don't be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. Behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.'
Act 27:25 Therefore, sirs, cheer up! For I believe God, that it will be just as it has been spoken to me.
Act 27:26 But we must run aground on a certain island."
Act 27:27 But when the fourteenth night had come, as we were driven back and forth in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors surmised that they were drawing near to some land.
Act 27:28 They took soundings, and found twenty fathoms. After a little while, they took soundings again, and found fifteen fathoms.
Act 27:29 Fearing that we would run aground on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for daylight.
Act 27:30 As the sailors were trying to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, pretending that they would lay out anchors from the bow,
Act 27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, "Unless these stay in the ship, you can't be saved."
Act 27:32 Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let it fall off.
Act 27:33 While the day was coming on, Paul begged them all to take some food, saying, "This day is the fourteenth day that you wait and continue fasting, having taken nothing.
Act 27:34 Therefore I beg you to take some food, for this is for your safety; for not a hair will perish from any of your heads."
Act 27:35 When he had said this, and had taken bread, he gave thanks to God in the presence of all, and he broke it, and began to eat.
Act 27:36 Then they all cheered up, and they also took food.
Act 27:37 In all, we were two hundred seventy-six souls on the ship.
Act 27:38 When they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.
Act 27:39 When it was day, they didn't recognize the land, but they noticed a certain bay with a beach, and they decided to try to drive the ship onto it.
Act 27:40 Casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea, at the same time untying the rudder ropes. Hoisting up the foresail to the wind, they made for the beach.
Act 27:41 But coming to a place where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground. The bow struck and remained immovable, but the stern began to break up by the violence of the waves.
Act 27:42 The soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swim out and escape.
Act 27:43 But the centurion, desiring to save Paul, stopped them from their purpose, and commanded that those who could swim should throw themselves overboard first to go toward the land;

Act 27:44 and the rest should follow, some on planks, and some on other things from the ship. So it happened that they all escaped safely to the land.  



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Acts

Acts 27 1
When it was determined that we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other
prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the Augustan band.
But when it had been determined that we should sail to Italy, they delivered up Paul and
certain other prisoners to a centurion, by name Julius, of Augustus` company.
And when our sailing to Italy was determined, they were delivering up both Paul
and certain others, prisoners, to a centurion, by name Julius, of the band of
Sebastus,
Acts 27 2
Embarking in a ship of Adramyttium, which was about to sail to places on the coast of Asia, we
put to sea, Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.
And going on board a ship of Adramyttium about to navigate by the places along Asia, we
set sail, Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.
and having embarked in a ship of Adramyttium, we, being about to sail by the
coasts of Asia, did set sail, there being with us Aristarchus, a Macedonian of
Thessalonica,
Acts 27 3
The next day, we touched at Sidon. Julius treated Paul kindly, and gave him permission to go to
his friends and refresh himself.
And the next day we arrived at Sidon. And Julius treated Paul kindly and suffered him to
go to his friends and refresh himself.
on the next [day] also we touched at Sidon, and Julius, courteously treating Paul,
did permit [him], having gone on unto friends, to receive [their] care.
Acts 27 4
Putting to sea from there, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.
And setting sail thence we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were
contrary.
And thence, having set sail, we sailed under Cyprus, because of the winds being
contrary,
Acts 27 5
When we had sailed across the sea which is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of
Lycia.
And having sailed over the waters of Cilicia and Pamphylia we came to Myra in Lycia:
and having sailed over the sea over-against Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to
Myria of Lycia,
Acts 27 6
There the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy, and he put us on board.
and there the centurion having found a ship of Alexandria sailing to Italy, he made us go
on board her.
and there the centurion having found a ship of Alexandria, sailing to Italy, did
put us into it,
Acts 27 7
When we had sailed slowly many days, and had come with difficulty opposite Cnidus, the wind
not allowing us further, we sailed under the lee of Crete, opposite Salmone.
And sailing slowly for many days, and having with difficulty got abreast of Cnidus, the
wind not suffering us, we sailed under the lee of Crete abreast of Salmone;
and having sailed slowly many days, and with difficulty coming over-against
Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over-against Salmone,
Acts 27 8
With difficulty sailing along it we came to a certain place called Fair Havens, near the city of
Lasea.
and coasting it with difficulty we came to a certain place called Fair Havens, near to
which was [the] city of Lasaea.
and hardly passing it, we came to a certain place called `Fair Havens,` nigh to
which was the city [of] Lasaea.
Acts 27 9
When much time was spent, and the voyage was now dangerous, because the Fast had now
already gone by, Paul admonished them,
And much time having now been spent, and navigation being already dangerous, because
the fast also was already past, Paul counselled them,
And much time being spent, and the sailing being now dangerous -- because of
the fast also being already past -- Paul was admonishing,
Acts 27 10
and said to them, "Sirs, I perceive that the voyage will be with injury and much loss, not only of
the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives."
saying, Men, I perceive that the navigation will be with disaster and much loss, not only
of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives.
saying to them, `Men, I perceive that with hurt, and much damage, not only of the
lading and of the ship, but also of our lives -- the voyage is about to be;`
Acts 27 11
But the centurion gave more heed to the master and to the owner of the ship than to those
things which were spoken by Paul.
But the centurion believed rather the helmsman and the shipowner than what was said
by Paul.
but the centurion to the pilot and to the shipowner gave credence more than to
the things spoken by Paul;
Acts 27 12
Because the haven was not suitable to winter in, the majority advised to put to sea from there, if
by any means they could reach Phoenix, and winter there, which is a port of Crete, looking
northeast and southeast.
And the harbour being ill adapted to winter in, the most counselled to set sail thence, if
perhaps they might reach Phoenice to winter in, a port of Crete looking north-east and
south-east.
and the haven being incommodious to winter in, the more part gave counsel to
sail thence also, if by any means they might be able, having attained to Phenice,
[there] to winter, [which is] a haven of Crete, looking to the south-west and
north-west,
Acts 27 13
When the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed
anchor and sailed along Crete, close to shore.
And [the] south wind blowing gently, supposing that they had gained their object,
having weighed anchor they sailed close in shore along Crete.
and a south wind blowing softly, having thought they had obtained [their]
purpose, having lifted anchor, they sailed close by Crete,
Acts 27 14
But after no long time there beat down from it a tempestuous wind, which is called Euroclydon.
But not long after there came down it a hurricane called Euroclydon.
and not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, that is called
Euroclydon,
Acts 27 15
When the ship was caught, and couldn`t face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven along.
And the ship being caught and driven, and not able to bring her head to the wind,
letting her go we were driven [before it].
and the ship being caught, and not being able to bear up against the wind, having
given [her] up, we were borne on,
Acts 27 16
Running under the lee of a small island called Clauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure
the boat.
But running under the lee of a certain island called Clauda, we were with difficulty able
to make ourselves masters of the boat;
and having run under a certain little isle, called Clauda, we were hardly able to
become masters of the boat,
Acts 27 17
When they had hoisted it up, they used cables to help reinforce the ship. Fearing that they
would run aground on the Syrtis sand bars, they lowered the sea anchor, and so were driven.
which having hoisted up, they used helps, frapping the ship; and fearing lest they should
run into Syrtis and run aground, and having lowered the gear they were so driven.
which having taken up, they were using helps, undergirding the ship, and
fearing lest they may fall on the quicksand, having let down the mast -- so were
Acts 27 18
As we labored exceedingly with the storm, the next day they began to throw things overboard.
But the storm being extremely violent on us, on the next day they threw cargo overboard,
And we, being exceedingly tempest-tossed, the succeeding [day] they were
making a clearing,
Acts 27 19
On the third day, they threw out the ship`s tackle with their own hands.
and on the third day with their own hands they cast away the ship furniture.
and on the third [day] with our own hands the tackling of the ship we cast out,
Acts 27 20
When neither sun nor stars shone on us for many days, and no small tempest pressed on us, all
hope that we should be saved was now taken away.
And neither sun nor stars appearing for many days, and no small storm lying on us, in the
end all hope of our being saved was taken away.
and neither sun nor stars appearing for more days, and not a little tempest lying
upon us, thenceforth all hope was taken away of our being saved.
Acts 27 21
When they had been long without food, Paul stood up in the midst of them, and said, "Sirs, you
should have listened to me, and not have set sail from Crete, and have gotten this injury and loss.
And when they had been a long while without taking food, Paul then standing up in the
midst of them said, Ye ought, O men, to have hearkened to me, and not have made sail
from Crete and have gained this disaster and loss.
And there having been long fasting, then Paul having stood in the midst of them,
said, `It behoved [you], indeed, O men -- having hearkened to me -- not to set sail
from Crete, and to save this hurt and damage;
Acts 27 22
Now I exhort you to cheer up, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
And now I exhort you to be of good courage, for there shall be no loss at all of life of [any]
of you, only of the ship.
and now I exhort you to be of good cheer, for there shall be no loss of life among
you -- but of the ship;
Acts 27 23
For there stood by me this night an angel, belonging to the God whose I am and whom I serve,
For an angel of the God, whose I am and whom I serve, stood by me this night,
for there stood by me this night a messenger of God -- whose I am, and whom I
serve --
Acts 27 24
saying, `Don`t be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. Behold, God has granted you all
those who sail with you.`
saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted to thee
all those that sail with thee.
saying, Be not afraid Paul; before Caesar it behoveth thee to stand; and, lo, God
hath granted to thee all those sailing with thee;
Acts 27 25
Therefore, sirs, cheer up! For I believe God, that it will be just as it has been spoken to me.
Wherefore be of good courage, men, for I believe God that thus it shall be, as it has been
said to me.
wherefore be of good cheer, men! for I believe God, that so it shall be, even as it
hath been spoken to me,
Acts 27 26
But we must run aground on a certain island."
But we must be cast ashore on a certain island.
and on a certain island it behoveth us to be cast.`
Acts 27 27
But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven back and forth in the Adriatic Sea,
about midnight the sailors surmised that they were drawing near to some land.
And when the fourteenth night was come, we being driven about in Adria, towards the
middle of the night the sailors supposed that some land neared them,
And when the fourteenth night came -- we being borne up and down in the Adria -
- toward the middle of the night the sailors were supposing that some country
drew nigh to them;
Acts 27 28
They took soundings, and found twenty fathoms. After a little while, they took soundings again,
and found fifteen fathoms.
and having sounded found twenty fathoms, and having gone a little farther and having
again sounded they found fifteen fathoms;
and having sounded they found twenty fathoms, and having gone a little farther,
and again having sounded, they found fifteen fathoms,
Acts 27 29
Fearing that we would run aground on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern,
and wished for daylight.
and fearing lest we should be cast on rocky places, casting four anchors out of the stern,
they wished that day were come.
and fearing lest on rough places we may fall, out of the stern having cast four
anchors, they were wishing day to come.
Acts 27 30
As the sailors were trying to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea,
pretending that they would lay out anchors from the bow,
But the sailors wishing to flee out of the ship, and having let down the boat into the sea
under pretext of being about to carry out anchors from the prow,
And the sailors seeking to flee out of the ship, and having let down the boat to the
sea, in pretence as [if] out of the foreship they are about to cast anchors,
Acts 27 31
Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, "Unless these stay in the ship, you can`t be saved."
Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, Unless these abide in the ship *ye* cannot be
saved.
Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, `If these do not remain in the ship -
- ye are not able to be saved;`
Acts 27 32
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat and let her fall.
then the soldiers did cut off the ropes of the boat, and suffered it to fall off.
Acts 27 33
While the day was coming on, Paul begged them all to take some food, saying, "This day is the
fourteenth day that you wait and continue fasting, having taken nothing.
And while it was drawing on to daylight, Paul exhorted them all to partake of food,
saying, Ye have passed the fourteenth day watching in expectation without taking food.
And till the day was about to be, Paul was calling upon all to partake of
nourishment, saying, `Fourteen days to-day, waiting, ye continue fasting, having
taken nothing,
Acts 27 34
Therefore I beg you to take some food, for this is for your safety; for there will not a hair perish
from the head of any of you."
Wherefore I exhort you to partake of food, for this has to do with your safety; for not a
hair from the head of any one of you shall perish.
wherefore I call upon you to take nourishment, for this is for your safety, for of not
one of you shall a hair from the head fall;`
Acts 27 35
When he had said this, and had taken bread, he gave thanks to God in the presence of all, and he
broke it, and began to eat.
And, having said these things and taken a loaf, he gave thanks to God before all, and
having broken it began to eat.
and having said these things, and having taken bread, he gave thanks to God
before all, and having broken [it], he began to eat;
Acts 27 36
Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took food.
And all taking courage, themselves also took food.
and all having become of good cheer, themselves also took food,
Acts 27 37
We were in all in the ship two hundred seventy-six souls.
And we were in the ship, all the souls, two hundred and seventy-six.
(and we were -- all the souls in the ship -- two hundred, seventy and six),
Acts 27 38
When they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.
And having satisfied themselves with food, they lightened the ship, casting out the
wheat into the sea.
and having eaten sufficient nourishment, they were lightening the ship, casting
forth the wheat into the sea.
Acts 27 39
When it was day, they didn`t recognize the land, but they noticed a certain bay with a beach,
and they decided to try to drive the ship onto it.
And when it was day they did not recognise the land; but they perceived a certain bay
having a strand, on which they were minded, if they should be able, to run the ship
ashore;
And when the day came, they were not discerning the land, but a certain creek
were perceiving having a beach, into which they took counsel, if possible, to
thrust forward the ship,
Acts 27 40
Casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea, at the same time untying the rudder ropes.
Hoisting up the foresail to the wind, they made for the beach.
and, having cast off the anchors, they left [them] in the sea, at the same time loosening
the lashings of the rudders, and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they made for the
strand.
and the anchors having taken up, they were committing [it] to the sea, at the
same time -- having loosed the bands of the rudders, and having hoisted up the
mainsail to the wind -- they were making for the shore,
Acts 27 41
But coming to a place where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground. The bow struck and
remained immovable, but the stern began to break up by the violence of the waves.
And falling into a place where two seas met they ran the ship aground, and the prow
having stuck itself fast remained unmoved, but the stern was broken by the force of the
waves.
and having fallen into a place of two seas, they ran the ship aground, and the fore-
part, indeed, having stuck fast, did remain immoveable, but the hinder-part was
broken by the violence of the waves.
Acts 27 42
The soldiers` counsel was to kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swim out and escape.
And [the] counsel of the soldiers was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any one
should swim off and escape.
And the soldiers` counsel was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any one
having swam out should escape,
Acts 27 43
But the centurion, desiring to save Paul, stopped them from their purpose, and commanded that
those who could swim should throw themselves overboard first to go to the land;
But the centurion, desirous of saving Paul, hindered them of their purpose, and
commanded those who were able to swim, casting themselves first [into the sea], to get
out on land;
but the centurion, wishing to save Paul, hindered them from the counsel, and did
command those able to swim, having cast themselves out first -- to get unto the
land,
Acts 27 44
and the rest, some on planks, and some on other things from the ship. So it happened that they
all escaped safely to the land.
and the rest, some on boards, some on some of the things [that came] from the ship; and
thus it came to pass that all got safe to land.
and the rest, some indeed upon boards, and some upon certain things of the ship;

and thus it came to pass that all came safe unto the land.


Study Questions

Julius was a _____________? 27:1

Who comforted Paul? 27:23, 24