8/30/13

From Gary... What is it?


Here is something I have never seen before - an ANGEL cloud.  For that matter, I have never seen an angel before.  We take a lot of things on faith and don't realize it; I remember being told as a kid that the man in the moon was formed from green cheese-- and believed it (for awhile).  Then, there are angels; God's heavenly messengers.  I have never seen one, so I can guess the cloud looks something like one.  When I think of angels, I think of this passage from the Gospel of Luke... 

Luke, Chapter 2

 1 Now in those days, a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. 2 This was the first enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.  3 All went to enroll themselves, everyone to his own city.  4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David;  5 to enroll himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant. 

  6  While they were there, the day had come for her to give birth.  7 She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the inn.  8 There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.  9 Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  10 The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people.  11 For there is born to you, this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  12 This is the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough.”  13 Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army praising God, and saying, 
  14 “Glory to God in the highest,
on earth peace, good will toward men.”

I can only imagine what it must be like to actually SEE an ANGEL, so I am not in the least surprised that the shepherds were terrified.  But the news the angel announced was (and still is) wonderful.  Consider, The Creator of all the universe took on human form to help us with our transgressions (sins) against God.  It is no wonder that at this proclamation a multitude of heavenly hosts praised God.  If beings who are in the presence of God realized that something extraordinary was happening, we should as well, because we are the beneficiaries of the sacrifice that he made thirty some years later!!! Now, the cloud in the picture may just be a coincidence and the real ANGELS may look different, but the important thing here is that God loves me and really did do what the Scriptures said HE did.  I don't know about you- but I will continue to look at the clouds and wonder why God would even want to love me.  I believe HE does and that's what really matters!!! Are you looking at the clouds yet; if not, today is a good time to start!!!







From Gary... Bible Reading and Study August 30



Bible Reading and Study
August 30

The World English Bible



Aug. 30
Psalm 20-22

Psa 20:1 May Yahweh answer you in the day of trouble. May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high,
Psa 20:2 send you help from the sanctuary, grant you support from Zion,
Psa 20:3 remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah.
Psa 20:4 May He grant you your heart's desire, and fulfill all your counsel.
Psa 20:5 We will triumph in your salvation. In the name of our God, we will set up our banners. May Yahweh grant all your requests.
Psa 20:6 Now I know that Yahweh saves his anointed. He will answer him from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right hand.
Psa 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we trust the name of Yahweh our God.
Psa 20:8 They are bowed down and fallen, but we rise up, and stand upright.
Psa 20:9 Save, Yahweh! Let the King answer us when we call!
Psa 21:1 The king rejoices in your strength, Yahweh! How greatly he rejoices in your salvation!
Psa 21:2 You have given him his heart's desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
Psa 21:3 For you meet him with the blessings of goodness. You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
Psa 21:4 He asked life of you, you gave it to him, even length of days forever and ever.
Psa 21:5 His glory is great in your salvation. You lay honor and majesty on him.
Psa 21:6 For you make him most blessed forever. You make him glad with joy in your presence.
Psa 21:7 For the king trusts in Yahweh. Through the loving kindness of the Most High, he shall not be moved.
Psa 21:8 Your hand will find out all of your enemies. Your right hand will find out those who hate you.
Psa 21:9 You will make them as a fiery furnace in the time of your anger. Yahweh will swallow them up in his wrath. The fire shall devour them.
Psa 21:10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from among the children of men.
Psa 21:11 For they intended evil against you. They plotted evil against you which cannot succeed.
Psa 21:12 For you will make them turn their back, when you aim drawn bows at their face.
Psa 21:13 Be exalted, Yahweh, in your strength, so we will sing and praise your power.
Psa 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
Psa 22:2 My God, I cry in the daytime, but you don't answer; in the night season, and am not silent.
Psa 22:3 But you are holy, you who inhabit the praises of Israel.
Psa 22:4 Our fathers trusted in you. They trusted, and you delivered them.
Psa 22:5 They cried to you, and were delivered. They trusted in you, and were not disappointed.
Psa 22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised by the people.
Psa 22:7 All those who see me mock me. They insult me with their lips. They shake their heads, saying,
Psa 22:8 "He trusts in Yahweh; let him deliver him. Let him rescue him, since he delights in him."
Psa 22:9 But you brought me out of the womb. You made me trust at my mother's breasts.
Psa 22:10 I was thrown on you from my mother's womb. You are my God since my mother bore me.
Psa 22:11 Don't be far from me, for trouble is near. For there is none to help.
Psa 22:12 Many bulls have surrounded me. Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
Psa 22:13 They open their mouths wide against me, lions tearing prey and roaring.
Psa 22:14 I am poured out like water. All my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax; it is melted within me.
Psa 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have brought me into the dust of death.
Psa 22:16 For dogs have surrounded me. A company of evildoers have enclosed me. They have pierced my hands and feet.
Psa 22:17 I can count all of my bones. They look and stare at me.
Psa 22:18 They divide my garments among them. They cast lots for my clothing.
Psa 22:19 But don't be far off, Yahweh. You are my help: hurry to help me.
Psa 22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog.
Psa 22:21 Save me from the lion's mouth! Yes, from the horns of the wild oxen, you have answered me.
Psa 22:22 I will declare your name to my brothers. In the midst of the assembly, I will praise you.
Psa 22:23 You who fear Yahweh, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify him! Stand in awe of him, all you descendants of Israel!
Psa 22:24 For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, Neither has he hidden his face from him; but when he cried to him, he heard.
Psa 22:25 Of you comes my praise in the great assembly. I will pay my vows before those who fear him.
Psa 22:26 The humble shall eat and be satisfied. They shall praise Yahweh who seek after him. Let your hearts live forever.
Psa 22:27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to Yahweh. All the relatives of the nations shall worship before you.
Psa 22:28 For the kingdom is Yahweh's. He is the ruler over the nations.
Psa 22:29 All the rich ones of the earth shall eat and worship. All those who go down to the dust shall bow before him, even he who can't keep his soul alive.
Psa 22:30 Posterity shall serve him. Future generations shall be told about the Lord.
Psa 22:31 They shall come and shall declare his righteousness to a people that shall be born, for he has done it.



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.
Psalms

Psalms 20 1
May Yahweh answer you in the day of trouble. May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on
high,
{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Jehovah answer thee in the day of trouble; the
name of the God of Jacob protect thee;
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Jehovah doth answer thee, In a day of
adversity, The name of the God of Jacob doth set thee on high,
Psalms 20 2
Send you help from the sanctuary, Grant you support from Zion,
May he send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
He doth send thy help from the sanctuary, And from Zion doth support thee,
Psalms 20 3
Remember all your offerings, And accept your burnt-sacrifice. Selah.
Remember all thine oblations, and accept thy burnt-offering; Selah.
He doth remember all thy presents, And thy burnt-offering doth reduce to ashes.
Selah.
Psalms 20 4
May He grant you your heart`s desire, And fulfill all your counsel.
Grant thee according to thy heart, and fulfil all thy counsels.
He doth give to thee according to thy heart, And all thy counsel doth fulfil.
Psalms 20 5
We will triumph in your salvation. In the name of our God we will set up our banners: Yahweh
fulfill all your petitions.
We will triumph in thy salvation, and in the name of our God will we set up our banners.
Jehovah fulfil all thy petitions!
We sing of thy salvation, And in the name of our God set up a banner. Jehovah doth
fulfil all thy requests.
Psalms 20 6
Now I know that Yahweh saves his anointed. He will answer him from his holy heaven, With
the saving strength of his right hand.
Now know I that Jehovah saveth his anointed; he answereth him from the heavens of his
holiness, with the saving strength of his right hand.
Now I have known That Jehovah hath saved His anointed, He answereth him from
His holy heavens, With the saving might of His right hand.
Psalms 20 7
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, But we trust the name of Yahweh our God.
Some make mention of chariots, and some of horses, but we of the name of Jehovah our
God.
Some of chariots, and some of horses, And we of the name of Jehovah our God Make
mention.
Psalms 20 8
They are bowed down and fallen, But we rise up, and stand upright.
They are bowed down and fallen; but we are risen and stand upright.
They -- they have bowed and have fallen, And we have risen and station ourselves
upright.
Psalms 20 9
Save, Yahweh; Let the King answer us when we call! Psalm 21 For the Chief Musician. A
Psalm by David.
Save, Jehovah! Let the king answer us in the day we call.
O Jehovah, save the king, He doth answer us in the day we call!
Psalms 21 1
The king rejoices in your strength, Yahweh! How greatly he rejoices in your salvation!
{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} The king shall joy in thy strength, Jehovah; and
in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice.
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Jehovah, in Thy strength is the king joyful, In
Thy salvation how greatly he rejoiceth.
Psalms 21 2
You have given him his heart`s desire, And have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
Thou hast given him his heart`s desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips.
Selah.
The desire of his heart Thou gavest to him, And the request of his lips Thou hast
not withheld. Selah.
Psalms 21 3
For you meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
For thou hast met him with the blessings of goodness; thou hast set a crown of pure gold
on his head.
For Thou puttest before him blessings of goodness, Thou settest on his head a
crown of fine gold.
Psalms 21 4
He asked life of you, you gave it to him, Even length of days forever and ever.
He asked life of thee; thou gavest [it] him, length of days for ever and ever.
Life he hath asked from Thee, Thou hast given to him -- length of days, Age-during
-- and for ever.
Psalms 21 5
His glory is great in your salvation. You lay honor and majesty on him.
His glory is great through thy salvation; majesty and splendour hast thou laid upon him.
Great [is] his honour in Thy salvation, Honour and majesty Thou placest on him.
Psalms 21 6
For you make him most blessed forever. You make him glad with joy in your presence.
For thou hast made him to be blessings for ever; thou hast filled him with joy by thy
countenance.
For Thou makest him blessings for ever, Thou dost cause him to rejoice with joy,
By Thy countenance.
Psalms 21 7
For the king trusts in Yahweh. Through the lovingkindness of the Most High, he shall not be
moved.
For the king confideth in Jehovah: and through the loving-kindness of the Most High he
shall not be moved.
For the king is trusting in Jehovah, And in the kindness of the Most High He is not
moved.
Psalms 21 8
Your hand will find out all of your enemies. Your right hand will find out those who hate you.
Thy hand shall find out all thine enemies; thy right hand shall find out those that hate
thee.
Thy hand cometh to all Thine enemies, Thy right hand doth find Thy haters.
Psalms 21 9
You will make them as a fiery furnace in the time of your anger. Yahweh will swallow them up
in his wrath. The fire shall devour them.
Thou shalt make them as a fiery furnace in the time of thy presence; Jehovah shall
swallow them up in his anger, and the fire shall devour them:
Thou makest them as a furnace of fire, At the time of Thy presence. Jehovah in His
anger doth swallow them, And fire doth devour them.
Psalms 21 10
You will destroy their descendants from the earth, Their posterity from among the children of
men.
Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of
men.
Their fruit from earth Thou destroyest, And their seed from the sons of men.
Psalms 21 11
For they intended evil against you. They plotted evil against you which cannot succeed.
For they intended evil against thee; they imagined a mischievous device, which they
could not execute.
For they stretched out against Thee evil, They devised a wicked device, they
prevail not,
Psalms 21 12
For you will make them turn their back, When you aim drawn bows at their face.
For thou wilt make them turn their back; thou wilt make ready thy bowstring against
their face.
For Thou makest them a butt, When Thy strings Thou preparest against their
faces.
Psalms 21 13
Be exalted, Yahweh, in your strength, So we will sing and praise your power. Psalm 22 For
the Chief Musician; set to "The Doe of the Morning." A Psalm by David.
Be thou exalted, Jehovah, in thine own strength: we will sing and celebrate thy power.
Be Thou exalted, O Jehovah in, Thy strength, We sing and we praise Thy might!
Psalms 22 1
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, and from the
words of my groaning?
{To the chief Musician. Upon Aijeleth-Shahar. A Psalm of David.} My ·God, my ·God, why
hast thou forsaken me? [why art thou] far from my salvation, from the words of my
groaning?
To the Overseer, on `The Hind of the Morning.` -- A Psalm of David. My God, my
God, why hast Thou forsaken me? Far from my salvation, The words of my roaring?
Psalms 22 2
My God, I cry in the daytime, but you don`t answer; In the night season, and am not silent.
My God, I cry by day, and thou answerest not; and by night, and there is no rest for me:
My God, I call by day, and Thou answerest not, And by night, and there is no
silence to me.
Psalms 22 3
But you are holy, You who inhabit the praises of Israel.
And thou art holy, thou that dwellest amid the praises of Israel.
And Thou [art] holy, Sitting -- the Praise of Israel.
Psalms 22 4
Our fathers trusted in you. They trusted, and you delivered them.
Our fathers confided in thee: they confided, and thou didst deliver them.
In Thee did our fathers trust -- they trusted, And Thou dost deliver them.
Psalms 22 5
They cried to you, and were delivered. They trusted in you, and were not put to shame.
They cried unto thee, and were delivered; they confided in thee, and were not
confounded.
Unto Thee they cried, and were delivered, In Thee they trusted, and were not
ashamed.
Psalms 22 6
But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people.
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and the despised of the people.
And I [am] a worm, and no man, A reproach of man, and despised of the people.
Psalms 22 7
All those who see me mock me. They insult me with their lips. They shake their heads, saying,
All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head,
[saying:]
All beholding me do mock at me, They make free with the lip -- shake the head,
Psalms 22 8
"He trusts in Yahweh; Let him deliver him; Let him rescue him, since he delights in him."
Commit it to Jehovah -- let him rescue him; let him deliver him, because he delighteth in
him!
`Roll unto Jehovah, He doth deliver him, He doth deliver him, for he delighted in
him.`
Psalms 22 9
But you brought me out of the womb. You made me trust at my mother`s breasts.
But thou art he that took me out of the womb; thou didst make me trust, upon my
mother`s breasts.
For thou [art] He bringing me forth from the womb, Causing me to trust, On the
breasts of my mother.
Psalms 22 10
I was thrown on you from my mother`s womb. You are my God since my mother bore me.
I was cast upon thee from the womb; thou art my ·God from my mother`s belly.
On Thee I have been cast from the womb, From the belly of my mother Thou [art]
my God.
Psalms 22 11
Don`t be far from me, for trouble is near. For there is none to help.
Be not far from me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
Be not far from me, For adversity is near, for there is no helper.
Psalms 22 12
Many bulls have surrounded me. Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
Many bulls have encompassed me; Bashan`s strong ones have beset me round.
Many bulls have surrounded me, Mighty ones of Bashan have compassed me,
Psalms 22 13
They open their mouths wide against me, Lions tearing prey and roaring.
They gape upon me with their mouth, [as] a ravening and a roaring lion.
They have opened against me their mouth, A lion tearing and roaring.
Psalms 22 14
I am poured out like water. All my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax; It is melted
within me.
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is become like
wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
As waters I have been poured out, And separated themselves have all my bones, My
heart hath been like wax, It is melted in the midst of my bowels.
Psalms 22 15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have
brought me into the dust of death.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my palate; and thou
hast laid me in the dust of death.
Dried up as an earthen vessel is my power, And my tongue is cleaving to my jaws.
Psalms 22 16
For dogs have surrounded me. A company of evil-doers have enclosed me. They pierced my
hands and my feet.
For dogs have encompassed me; an assembly of evil-doers have surrounded me: they
pierced my hands and my feet.
And to the dust of death thou appointest me, For surrounded me have dogs, A
company of evil doers have compassed me, Piercing my hands and my feet.
Psalms 22 17
I can count all of my bones. They look and stare at me.
I may count all my bones. They look, they stare upon me;
I count all my bones -- they look expectingly, They look upon me,
Psalms 22 18
They divide my garments among them. They cast lots for my clothing.
They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
They apportion my garments to themselves, And for my clothing they cause a lot
to fall.
Psalms 22 19
But don`t be far off, Yahweh. You are my help: hurry to help me.
But thou, Jehovah, be not far [from me]; O my strength, haste thee to help me.
And Thou, O Jehovah, be not far off, O my strength, to help me haste.
Psalms 22 20
Deliver my soul from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog.
Deliver my soul from the sword; my only one from the power of the dog;
Deliver from the sword my soul, From the paw of a dog mine only one.
Psalms 22 21
Save me from the lion`s mouth; Yes, from the horns of the wild oxen you have answered me.
Save me from the lion`s mouth. Yea, from the horns of the buffaloes hast thou answered
me.
Save me from the mouth of a lion: -- And -- from the horns of the high places Thou
hast answered me!
Psalms 22 22
I will declare your name to my brothers. In the midst of the assembly, will I praise you.
I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the congregation will I praise
thee.
I declare Thy name to my brethren, In the midst of the assembly I praise Thee.
Psalms 22 23
You who fear Yahweh, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify him! Stand in awe of
him, all you descendants of Israel!
Ye that fear Jehovah, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and revere him, all
ye the seed of Israel.
Ye who fear Jehovah, praise ye Him, All the seed of Jacob, honour ye Him, And be
afraid of Him, all ye seed of Israel.
Psalms 22 24
For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, Neither has he hid his
face from him; But when he cried to him, he heard.
For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid
his face from him: but when he cried unto him, he heard.
For He hath not despised, nor abominated, The affliction of the afflicted, Nor hath
He hidden His face from him, And in his crying unto Him He heareth.
Psalms 22 25
Of you comes my praise in the great assembly. I will pay my vows before those who fear him.
My praise is from thee, in the great congregation; I will pay my vows before them that
fear him.
Of Thee my praise [is] in the great assembly. My vows I complete before His
fearers.
Psalms 22 26
The humble shall eat and be satisfied. They shall praise Yahweh who seek after him. Let your
hearts live forever.
The meek shall eat and be satisfied; they shall praise Jehovah that seek him: your heart
shall live for ever.
The humble do eat and are satisfied, Praise Jehovah do those seeking Him, Your
heart doth live for ever.
Psalms 22 27
All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to Yahweh. All the relatives of the nations
shall worship before you.
All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto Jehovah, and all the families of
the nations shall worship before thee:
Remember and return unto Jehovah, Do all ends of the earth, And before Thee bow
themselves, Do all families of the nations,
Psalms 22 28
For the kingdom is Yahweh`s. He is the ruler over the nations.
For the kingdom is Jehovah`s, and he ruleth among the nations.
For to Jehovah [is] the kingdom, And He is ruling among nations.
Psalms 22 29
All the rich ones of the earth shall eat and worship. All those who go down to the dust shall
bow before him, Even he who can`t keep his soul alive.
All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship; all they that go down to the dust shall
bow before him, and he that cannot keep alive his own soul.
And the fat ones of earth have eaten, And they bow themselves, Before Him bow do
all going down to dust, And he [who] hath not revived his soul.
Psalms 22 30
Posterity shall serve him. Future generations shall be told about the Lord.
A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
A seed doth serve Him, It is declared of the Lord to the generation.
Psalms 22 31
They shall come and shall declare his righteousness to a people that shall be born, For he
has done it. Psalm 23 A Psalm by David.
They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that
he hath done [it].
They come and declare His righteousness, To a people that is borne, that He hath
made!


Study Questions

How shall the king not be moved? 21:7

Who cast lots for my garments? 22:16-18



The World English Bible

Aug. 30
Romans 11

Rom 11:1 I ask then, did God reject his people? May it never be! For I also am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
Rom 11:2 God didn't reject his people, which he foreknew. Or don't you know what the Scripture says about Elijah? How he pleads with God against Israel:
Rom 11:3 "Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have broken down your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life."
Rom 11:4 But how does God answer him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal."
Rom 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Rom 11:6 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
Rom 11:7 What then? That which Israel seeks for, that he didn't obtain, but the chosen ones obtained it, and the rest were hardened.
Rom 11:8 According as it is written, "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, to this very day."
Rom 11:9 David says, "Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, a stumbling block, and a retribution to them.
Rom 11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see. Bow down their back always."
Rom 11:11 I ask then, did they stumble that they might fall? May it never be! But by their fall salvation has come to the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.
Rom 11:12 Now if their fall is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?
Rom 11:13 For I speak to you who are Gentiles. Since then as I am an apostle to Gentiles, I glorify my ministry;
Rom 11:14 if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh, and may save some of them.
Rom 11:15 For if the rejection of them is the reconciling of the world, what would their acceptance be, but life from the dead?
Rom 11:16 If the first fruit is holy, so is the lump. If the root is holy, so are the branches.
Rom 11:17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them, and became partaker with them of the root and of the richness of the olive tree;
Rom 11:18 don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you.
Rom 11:19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in."
Rom 11:20 True; by their unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by your faith. Don't be conceited, but fear;
Rom 11:21 for if God didn't spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.
Rom 11:22 See then the goodness and severity of God. Toward those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in his goodness; otherwise you also will be cut off.
Rom 11:23 They also, if they don't continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
Rom 11:24 For if you were cut out of that which is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree, how much more will these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
Rom 11:25 For I don't desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you won't be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in,
Rom 11:26 and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written, "There will come out of Zion the Deliverer, and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
Rom 11:27 This is my covenant to them, when I will take away their sins."
Rom 11:28 Concerning the Good News, they are enemies for your sake. But concerning the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sake.
Rom 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Rom 11:30 For as you in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience,
Rom 11:31 even so these also have now been disobedient, that by the mercy shown to you they may also obtain mercy.
Rom 11:32 For God has shut up all to disobedience, that he might have mercy on all.
Rom 11:33 Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!
Rom 11:34 "For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"
Rom 11:35 "Or who has first given to him, and it will be repaid to him again?"
Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things. To him be the glory for ever! Amen. 



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.
Romans


Romans 11 1
I ask then, Did God reject his people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, a descendant of
Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
I say then, Has God cast away his people? Far be the thought. For *I* also am an Israelite,
of [the] seed of Abraham, of [the] tribe of Benjamin.
I say, then, Did God cast away His people? let it not be! for I also am an Israelite, of
the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin:
Romans 11 2
God didn`t reject his people, which he foreknew. Or don`t you know what the scripture says
about Elijah? How he pleads with God against Israel:
God has not cast away his people whom he foreknew. Know ye not what the scripture says
in [the history of] Elias, how he pleads with God against Israel?
God did not cast away His people whom He knew before; have ye not known -- in
Elijah -- what the Writing saith? how he doth plead with God concerning Israel,
saying,
Romans 11 3
"Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have broken down your altars; and I am left alone,
and they seek my life."
Lord, they have killed thy prophets, they have dug down thine altars; and *I* have been
left alone, and they seek my life.
`Lord, Thy prophets they did kill, and Thy altars they dug down, and I was left
alone, and they seek my life;`
Romans 11 4
But how does God answer him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand men, who have not
bowed the knee to Baal."
But what says the divine answer to him? I have left to myself seven thousand men, who
have not bowed knee to Baal.
but what saith the divine answer to him? `I left to Myself seven thousand men,
who did not bow a knee to Baal.`

Romans 11 5
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Thus, then, in the present time also there has been a remnant according to election of
grace.
So then also in the present time a remnant according to the choice of grace there
hath been;
Romans 11 6
And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of
works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
But if by grace, no longer of works: since [otherwise] grace is no more grace.
and if by grace, no more of works, otherwise the grace becometh no more grace;
and if of works, it is no more grace, otherwise the work is no more work.
Romans 11 7
What then? That which Israel seeks for, that he didn`t obtain, but the election obtained it, and
the rest were hardened.
What [is it] then? What Israel seeks for, that he has not obtained; but the election has
obtained, and the rest have been blinded,
What then? What Israel doth seek after, this it did not obtain, and the chosen did
obtain, and the rest were hardened,
Romans 11 8
According as it is written, "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see, and
ears that they should not hear, to this very day."
according as it is written, God has given to them a spirit of slumber, eyes not to see, and
ears not to hear, unto this day.
according as it hath been written, `God gave to them a spirit of deep sleep, eyes
not to see, and ears not to hear,` -- unto this very day,
Romans 11 9
David says, "Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, A stumbling block, and a retribution to
them.
And David says, Let their table be for a snare, and for a gin, and for a fall-trap, and for a
recompense to them:
and David saith, `Let their table become for a snare, and for a trap, and for a
stumbling-block, and for a recompense to them;
Romans 11 10
Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see. Bow down their back always."
let their eyes be darkened not to see, and bow down their back alway.
let their eyes be darkened -- not to behold, and their back do Thou always bow
down.`

Romans 11 11
I ask then, did they stumble that they might fall? Certainly not! But by their fall salvation has
come to the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.
I say then, Have they stumbled in order that they might fall? Far be the thought: but by
their fall [there is] salvation to the nations to provoke them to jealousy.
I say, then, Did they stumble that they might fall? let it not be! but by their fall
the salvation [is] to the nations, to arouse them to jealousy;
Romans 11 12
Now if their fall is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much
more their fullness?
But if their fall [be the] world`s wealth, and their loss [the] wealth of [the] nations, how
much rather their fulness?
and if the fall of them [is] the riches of a world, and the diminution of them the
riches of nations, how much more the fulness of them?
Romans 11 13
For I speak to you who are Gentiles. Since then as I am an apostle to Gentiles, I glorify my
ministry;
For I speak to you, the nations, inasmuch as *I* am apostle of nations, I glorify my
ministry;
For to you I speak -- to the nations -- inasmuch as I am indeed an apostle of nations,
my ministration I do glorify;
Romans 11 14
if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh, and may save some of them.
if by any means I shall provoke to jealousy [them which are] my flesh, and shall save some
from among them.
if by any means I shall arouse to jealousy mine own flesh, and shall save some of
them,
Romans 11 15
For if the rejection of them [is] the reconciling of the world, what would the receiving of them
be, but life from the dead?
For if their casting away [be the] world`s reconciliation, what [their] reception but life
from among [the] dead?
for if the casting away of them [is] a reconciliation of the world, what the
reception -- if not life out of the dead?

Romans 11 16
If the first fruit is holy, so is the lump. If the root is holy, so are the branches.
Now if the first-fruit [be] holy, the lump also; and if the root [be] holy, the branches also.
and if the first-fruit [is] holy, the lump also; and if the root [is] holy, the branches
also.
Romans 11 17
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among
them, and became partaker with them of the root of the richness of the olive tree;
Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and *thou*, being a wild olive tree,
hast been grafted in amongst them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of
the fatness of the olive tree,
And if certain of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree,
wast graffed in among them, and a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of
the olive tree didst become --
Romans 11 18
don`t boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who bear the root, but the root you.
boast not against the branches; but if thou boast, [it is] not *thou* bearest the root, but
the root thee.
do not boast against the branches; and if thou dost boast, thou dost not bear the
root, but the root thee!

Romans 11 19
You will say then, "Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in."
Thou wilt say then, The branches have been broken out in order that *I* might be grafted
in.
Thou wilt say, then, `The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in;`
right!
Romans 11 20
True; by their unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by your faith. Don`t be conceited,
but fear;
Right: they have been broken out through unbelief, and *thou* standest through faith. Be
not high-minded, but fear:
by unbelief they were broken off, and thou hast stood by faith; be not high-
minded, but be fearing;

Romans 11 21
for if God didn`t spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.
if God indeed has not spared the natural branches; lest it might be he spare not thee
either.
for if God the natural branches did not spare -- lest perhaps He also shall not spare
thee.
Romans 11 22
See then the goodness and severity of God. Toward those who fell, severity; but toward you,
goodness, if you continue in his goodness; otherwise you also will be cut off.
Behold then [the] goodness and severity of God: upon them who have fallen, severity; upon
thee goodness of God, if thou shalt abide in goodness, since [otherwise] *thou* also wilt
be cut away.
Lo, then, goodness and severity of God -- upon those indeed who fell, severity; and
upon thee, goodness, if thou mayest remain in the goodness, otherwise, thou also
shalt be cut off.
Romans 11 23
They also, if they don`t continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft
them in again.
And *they* too, if they abide not in unbelief, shall be grafted in; for God is able again to
graft them in.
And those also, if they may not remain in unbelief, shall be graffed in, for God is
able again to graff them in;

Romans 11 24
For if you were cut out of that which is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to
nature into a good olive tree, how much more will these, which are the natural branches, be
grafted into their own olive tree?
For if *thou* hast been cut out of the olive tree wild by nature, and, contrary to nature,
hast been grafted into the good olive tree, how much rather shall they, who are
according to nature be grafted into their own olive tree?
for if thou, out of the olive tree, wild by nature, wast cut out, and, contrary to
nature, wast graffed into a good olive tree, how much rather shall they, who [are]
according to nature, be graffed into their own olive tree?

Romans 11 25
For I don`t desire, brothers, to have you ignorant of this mystery, so that you won`t be wise in
your own conceits, that a hardening in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the
Gentiles have come in,
For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this mystery, that ye may not be wise in
your own conceits, that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the
nations be come in;
For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this secret -- that ye may not be
wise in your own conceits -- that hardness in part to Israel hath happened till the
fulness of the nations may come in;
Romans 11 26
and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written, "There will come out of Zion the Deliverer,
And he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
and so all Israel shall be saved. According as it is written, The deliverer shall come out of
Zion; he shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
and so all Israel shall be saved, according as it hath been written, `There shall
come forth out of Sion he who is delivering, and he shall turn away impiety from
Jacob,
Romans 11 27
This is my covenant to them, When I will take away their sins."
And this is the covenant from me to them, when I shall have taken away their sins.
and this to them [is] the covenant from Me, when I may take away their sins.`
Romans 11 28
Concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But concerning the election, they are
beloved for the fathers` sake.
As regards the glad tidings, [they are] enemies on your account; but as regards election,
beloved on account of the fathers.
As regards, indeed, the good tidings, [they are] enemies on your account; and as
regards the choice -- beloved on account of the fathers;

Romans 11 29
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
For the gifts and the calling of God [are] not subject to repentance.
for unrepented of [are] the gifts and the calling of God;

Romans 11 30
For as you in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their
disobedience,
For as indeed *ye* [also] once have not believed in God, but now have been objects of
mercy through the unbelief of *these*;
for as ye also once did not believe in God, and now did find kindness by the
unbelief of these:
Romans 11 31
even so these also have now been disobedient, that by the mercy shown to you they may also
obtain mercy.
so these also have now not believed in your mercy, in order that *they* also may be
objects of mercy.
so also these now did not believe, that in your kindness they also may find
kindness;
Romans 11 32
For God has shut up all to disobedience, that he might have mercy on all.
For God hath shut up together all in unbelief, in order that he might shew mercy to all.
for God did shut up together the whole to unbelief, that to the whole He might do
kindness.
Romans 11 33
Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are
his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!
O depth of riches both of [the] wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable his
judgments, and untraceable his ways!
O depth of riches, and wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable His
judgments, and untraceable His ways!
Romans 11 34
"For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"
For who has known [the] mind of [the] Lord, or who has been his counsellor?
for who did know the mind of the Lord? or who did become His counsellor?
Romans 11 35
"Or who has first given to him, And it will be repaid to him again?"
or who has first given to him, and it shall be rendered to him?
or who did first give to Him, and it shall be given back to him again?
Romans 11 36
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things. To him be the glory for ever! Amen.
For of him, and through him, and for him [are] all things: to him be glory for ever. Amen.
because of Him, and through Him, and to Him [are] the all things; to Him [is] the
glory -- to the ages. Amen.


Study Questions

There is a remnant according to perseverance, true or false? 11:5

What two things should we consider? 11:22