9/1/13

From Gary... Better kids- better world























Time has a way of blurring memories.  My youngest daughter is 41 now, so I don't often think about all the WORK it took to raise all three girls.  Did I say HARD WORK- NO, WELL I SHOULD HAVE.  But the results speak for themselves.  The cartoon encourages us to train our children and its cute, but frankly, I like the advise from the book of Proverbs much better...

Proverbs, Chapter 20
  11 Even a child makes himself known by his doings,
whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.


Proverbs, Chapter 22
  6 Train up a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not depart from it.


  15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child:
the rod of discipline drives it far from him.


Proverbs, Chapter 23
 24 The father of the righteous has great joy.
Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.


Proverbs, Chapter 29
 15 The rod of correction gives wisdom,
but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.



Discipline, correction, encouragement and many, many prayers should do the trick.  Beyond these things, I really don't have any other advice.  Only that the order of the first sentence should be prioritized according to the personality and actions of the child.  In retrospect, I think that I was just OK as a Dad.  If I could do things over again, I think I would study the Bible with them more, ask them questions and LISTEN.  But, hey, everyone is different- just do the best you can and leave the rest up to God.  I know that HE disciplines!!!

From Gary.... Bible Reading and Study September 1


Bible Reading and Study    

September 1



The World English Bible

Sept. 1
Psalms 26-29

Psa 26:1 Judge me, Yahweh, for I have walked in my integrity. I have trusted also in Yahweh without wavering.
Psa 26:2 Examine me, Yahweh, and prove me. Try my heart and my mind.
Psa 26:3 For your loving kindness is before my eyes. I have walked in your truth.
Psa 26:4 I have not sat with deceitful men, neither will I go in with hypocrites.
Psa 26:5 I hate the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.
Psa 26:6 I will wash my hands in innocence, so I will go about your altar, Yahweh;
Psa 26:7 that I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard, and tell of all your wondrous works.
Psa 26:8 Yahweh, I love the habitation of your house, the place where your glory dwells.
Psa 26:9 Don't gather my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men;
Psa 26:10 in whose hands is wickedness, their right hand is full of bribes.
Psa 26:11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity. Redeem me, and be merciful to me.
Psa 26:12 My foot stands in an even place. In the congregations I will bless Yahweh.
Psa 27:1 Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Yahweh is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?
Psa 27:2 When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh, even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
Psa 27:3 Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. Though war should rise against me, even then I will be confident.
Psa 27:4 One thing I have asked of Yahweh, that I will seek after, that I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life, to see Yahweh's beauty, and to inquire in his temple.
Psa 27:5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion. In the covert of his tabernacle he will hide me. He will lift me up on a rock.
Psa 27:6 Now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me. I will offer sacrifices of joy in his tent. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to Yahweh.
Psa 27:7 Hear, Yahweh, when I cry with my voice. Have mercy also on me, and answer me.
Psa 27:8 When you said, "Seek my face," my heart said to you, "I will seek your face, Yahweh."
Psa 27:9 Don't hide your face from me. Don't put your servant away in anger. You have been my help. Don't abandon me, neither forsake me, God of my salvation.
Psa 27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then Yahweh will take me up.
Psa 27:11 Teach me your way, Yahweh. Lead me in a straight path, because of my enemies.
Psa 27:12 Don't deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen up against me, such as breathe out cruelty.
Psa 27:13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living.
Psa 27:14 Wait for Yahweh. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for Yahweh.
Psa 28:1 To you, Yahweh, I call. My rock, don't be deaf to me; lest, if you are silent to me, I would become like those who go down into the pit.
Psa 28:2 Hear the voice of my petitions, when I cry to you, when I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.
Psa 28:3 Don't draw me away with the wicked, with the workers of iniquity who speak peace with their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.
Psa 28:4 Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings. Give them according to the operation of their hands. Bring back on them what they deserve.
Psa 28:5 Because they don't regard the works of Yahweh, nor the operation of his hands, he will break them down and not build them up.
Psa 28:6 Blessed be Yahweh, because he has heard the voice of my petitions.
Psa 28:7 Yahweh is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices. With my song I will thank him.
Psa 28:8 Yahweh is their strength. He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.
Psa 28:9 Save your people, and bless your inheritance. Be their shepherd also, and bear them up forever.
Psa 29:1 Ascribe to Yahweh, you sons of the mighty, ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength.
Psa 29:2 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name. Worship Yahweh in holy array.
Psa 29:3 Yahweh's voice is on the waters. The God of glory thunders, even Yahweh on many waters.
Psa 29:4 Yahweh's voice is powerful. Yahweh's voice is full of majesty.
Psa 29:5 The voice of Yahweh breaks the cedars. Yes, Yahweh breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
Psa 29:6 He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young, wild ox.
Psa 29:7 Yahweh's voice strikes with flashes of lightning.
Psa 29:8 Yahweh's voice shakes the wilderness. Yahweh shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
Psa 29:9 Yahweh's voice makes the deer calve, and strips the forests bare. In his temple everything says, "Glory!"
Psa 29:10 Yahweh sat enthroned at the Flood. Yes, Yahweh sits as King forever.
Psa 29:11 Yahweh will give strength to his people. Yahweh will bless his people with peace.


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 26 1
Judge me, Yahweh, for I have walked in my integrity. I have trusted also in Yahweh without
wavering.
{[A Psalm] of David.} Judge me, O Jehovah, for I have walked in mine integrity, and I have
confided in Jehovah: I shall not slip.
By David. Judge me, O Jehovah, for I in mine integrity have walked, And in
Jehovah I have trusted, I slide not.
Psalms 26 2
Examine me, Yahweh, and prove me. Try my heart and my mind.
Prove me, Jehovah, and test me; try my reins and my heart:
Try me, O Jehovah, and prove me, Purified [are] my reins and my heart.
Psalms 26 3
For your lovingkindness is before my eyes. I have walked in your truth.
For thy loving-kindness is before mine eyes, and I have walked in thy truth.
For Thy kindness [is] before mine eyes, And I have walked habitually in Thy truth.
Psalms 26 4
I have not sat with deceitful men, Neither will I go in with hypocrites.
I have not sat with vain persons, neither have I gone in with dissemblers;
I have not sat with vain men, And with dissemblers I enter not.
Psalms 26 5
I hate the assembly of evil-doers, And will not sit with the wicked.
I have hated the congregation of evil-doers, and I have not sat with the wicked.
I have hated the assembly of evil doers, And with the wicked I sit not.
Psalms 26 6
I will wash my hands in innocence, So I will go about your altar, Yahweh;
I will wash my hands in innocency, and will encompass thine altar, O Jehovah,
I wash in innocency my hands, And I compass Thine altar, O Jehovah.
Psalms 26 7
That I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard, And tell of all your wondrous works.
That I may cause the voice of thanksgiving to be heard, and declare all thy marvellous
works.
To sound with a voice of confession, And to recount all Thy wonders.
Psalms 26 8
Yahweh, I love the habitation of your house, The place where your glory dwells.
Jehovah, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thy glory dwelleth.
Jehovah, I have loved the habitation of Thy house, And the place of the tabernacle
of Thine honour.
Psalms 26 9
Don`t gather my soul with sinners, Nor my life with bloodthirsty men;
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with men of blood;
Do not gather with sinners my soul, And with men of blood my life,
Psalms 26 10
In whose hands is wickedness, Their right hand is full of bribes.
In whose hands are evil devices, and their right hand is full of bribes.
In whose hand [is] a wicked device, And their right hand [is] full of bribes.
Psalms 26 11
But as for me, I will walk in my integrity. Redeem me, and be merciful to me.
But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity. Redeem me, and be gracious unto me.
And I, in mine integrity I walk, Redeem me, and favour me.
Psalms 26 12
My foot stands in an even place. In the congregations will I bless Yahweh. Psalm 27 By
David.
My foot standeth in an even place; in the congregations will I bless Jehovah.
My foot hath stood in uprightness, In assemblies I bless Jehovah!
Psalms 27 1
Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Yahweh is the strength of my life. Of
whom shall I be afraid?
{[A Psalm] of David.} Jehovah is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Jehovah is
the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
By David. Jehovah [is] my light and my salvation, Whom do I fear? Jehovah [is] the
strength of my life, Of whom am I afraid?
Psalms 27 2
When evil-doers came at me to eat up my flesh, Even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled
and fell.
When evil-doers, mine adversaries and mine enemies, came upon me to eat up my flesh,
they stumbled and fell.
When evil doers come near to me to eat my flesh, My adversaries and mine
enemies to me, They have stumbled and fallen.
Psalms 27 3
Though a host should encamp against me, My heart shall not fear. Though war should rise
against me, Even then I will be confident.
If a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; if war rise against me, in this will I
be confident.
Though a host doth encamp against me, My heart doth not fear, Though war riseth
up against me, In this I [am] confident.
Psalms 27 4
One thing have I asked of Yahweh, that will I seek after, That I may dwell in the house of
Yahweh all the days of my life, To see the beauty of Yahweh, And to inquire in his temple.
One [thing] have I asked of Jehovah, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of
Jehovah all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Jehovah, and to inquire [of him] in
his temple.
One [thing] I asked of Jehovah -- it I seek. My dwelling in the house of Jehovah, All
the days of my life, To look on the pleasantness of Jehovah, And to inquire in His
temple.
Psalms 27 5
For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion. In the covert of his tent
will he hide me. He will lift me up on a rock.
For in the day of evil he will hide me in his pavilion; in the secret of his tent will he keep
me concealed: he will set me high upon a rock.
For He hideth me in a tabernacle in the day of evil, He hideth me in a secret place
of His tent, On a rock he raiseth me up.
Psalms 27 6
Now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies around me. I will offer sacrifices of joy in his
tent. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to Yahweh.
And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me; and I will offer
in his tent sacrifices of shouts of joy: I will sing, yea, I will sing psalms unto Jehovah.
And now, lifted up is my head, Above my enemies -- my surrounders, And I
sacrifice in His tent sacrifices of shouting, I sing, yea, I sing praise to Jehovah.
Psalms 27 7
Hear, Yahweh, when I cry with my voice. Have mercy also on me, and answer me.
Hear, Jehovah; with my voice do I call; be gracious unto me, and answer me.
Hear, O Jehovah, my voice -- I call, And favour me, and answer me.
Psalms 27 8
When you said, "Seek my face," My heart said to you, "I will seek your face, Yahweh."
My heart said for thee, Seek ye my face. Thy face, O Jehovah, will I seek.
To Thee said my heart `They sought my face, Thy face, O Jehovah, I seek.`
Psalms 27 9
Don`t hide your face from me. Don`t put your servant away in anger. You have been my help.
Don`t abandon me, neither forsake me, God of my salvation.
Hide not thy face from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help;
cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
Hide not Thy face from me, Turn not aside in anger Thy servant, My help Thou hast
been. Leave me not, nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.
Psalms 27 10
When my father and my mother forsake me, Then Yahweh will take me up.
For had my father and my mother forsaken me, then had Jehovah taken me up.
When my father and my mother Have forsaken me, then doth Jehovah gather me.
Psalms 27 11
Teach me your way, Yahweh. Lead me in a straight path, because of my enemies.
Teach me thy way, Jehovah, and lead me in an even path, because of mine enemies.
Shew me, O Jehovah, Thy way, And lead me in a path of uprightness, For the sake of
my beholders.
Psalms 27 12
Don`t deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, For false witnesses have risen up against
me, Such as breathe out cruelty.
Deliver me not over to the will of mine adversaries; for false witnesses are risen up
against me, and such as breathe out violence.
Give me not to the will of my adversaries, For risen against me have false
witnesses, And they breathe out violence to me.
Psalms 27 13
I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living.
Unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah in the land of the living ...!
I had not believed to look on the goodness of Jehovah In the land of the living!
Psalms 27 14
Wait for Yahweh. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for Yahweh. Psalm 28
By David.
Wait for Jehovah; be strong and let thy heart take courage: yea, wait for Jehovah.
Look unto Jehovah -- be strong, And He doth strengthen thy heart, Yea, look unto
Jehovah!
Psalms 28 1
To you, Yahweh, I call. My rock, don`t be deaf to me; Lest, if you are silent to me, I would
become like those who go down into the pit.
{[A Psalm] of David.} Unto thee, Jehovah, do I call; my rock, be not silent unto me, lest, [if]
thou keep silence toward me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
By David. Unto Thee, O Jehovah, I call, My rock, be not silent to me! Lest Thou be
silent to me, And I have been compared With those going down to the pit.
Psalms 28 2
Hear the voice of my petitions, when I cry to you, When I lift up my hands toward your Most
Holy Place.
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward
the oracle of thy holiness.
Hear the voice of my supplications, In my crying unto Thee, In my lifting up my
hands toward thy holy oracle.
Psalms 28 3
Don`t draw me away with the wicked, With the workers of iniquity who speak peace with
their neighbors, But mischief is in their hearts.
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to
their neighbours, and mischief is in their heart.
Draw me not with the wicked, And with workers of iniquity, Speaking peace with
their neighbours, And evil in their heart.
Psalms 28 4
Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings. Give
them according to the operation of their hands. Bring back on them what they deserve.
Give them according to their doing, and according to the wickedness of their deeds; give
them after the work of their hands, render to them their desert.
Give to them according to their acting, And according to the evil of their doings.
According to the work of their hands give to them. Return their deed to them.
Psalms 28 5
Because they don`t regard the works of Yahweh, Nor the operation of his hands, He will break
them down and not build them up.
For they regard not the deeds of Jehovah, nor the work of his hands: he will destroy them,
and not build them up.
For they attend not to the doing of Jehovah, And unto the work of His hands. He
throweth them down, And doth not build them up.
Psalms 28 6
Blessed be Yahweh, Because he has heard the voice of my petitions.
Blessed be Jehovah, for he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
Blessed [is] Jehovah, For He hath heard the voice of my supplications.
Psalms 28 7
Yahweh is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped. Therefore
my heart greatly rejoices. With my song I will thank him.
Jehovah is my strength and my shield; my heart confided in him, and I was helped:
therefore my heart exulteth, and with my song will I praise him.
Jehovah [is] my strength, and my shield, In Him my heart trusted, and I have been
helped. And my heart exulteth, And with my song I thank Him.
Psalms 28 8
Yahweh is their strength. He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.
Jehovah is their strength; and he is the stronghold of salvation to his anointed one.
Jehovah [is] strength to him, Yea, the strength of the salvation of His anointed [is]
He.
Psalms 28 9
Save your people, and bless your inheritance. Be their shepherd also, and bear them up
forever. Psalm 29 A Psalm by David.
Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance; and feed them, and lift them up for ever.
Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance, And feed them, and carry them to
the age!
Psalms 29 1
Ascribe to Yahweh, you sons of the mighty, Ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength.
{A Psalm of David.} Give unto Jehovah, ye sons of the mighty ones, give unto Jehovah glory
and strength;
A Psalm of David. Ascribe to Jehovah, ye sons of the mighty, Ascribe to Jehovah
honour and strength.
Psalms 29 2
Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name. Worship Yahweh in holy array.
Give unto Jehovah the glory of his name; worship Jehovah in holy splendour.
Ascribe to Jehovah the honour of His name, Bow yourselves to Jehovah, In the
beauty of holiness.
Psalms 29 3
The voice of Yahweh is on the waters. The God of glory thunders, even Yahweh on many waters.
The voice of Jehovah is upon the waters: the ·God of glory thundereth, -- Jehovah upon
great waters.
The voice of Jehovah [is] on the waters, The God of glory hath thundered, Jehovah
[is] on many waters.
Psalms 29 4
The voice of Yahweh is powerful. The voice of Yahweh is full of majesty.
The voice of Jehovah is powerful; the voice of Jehovah is full of majesty.
The voice of Jehovah [is] with power, The voice of Jehovah [is] with majesty,
Psalms 29 5
The voice of Yahweh breaks the cedars. Yes, Yahweh breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
The voice of Jehovah breaketh cedars; yea, Jehovah breaketh the cedars of Lebanon:
The voice of Jehovah [is] shivering cedars, Yea, Jehovah shivers the cedars of
Lebanon.
Psalms 29 6
He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.
And he maketh them to skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young buffalo.
And He causeth them to skip as a calf, Lebanon and Sirion as a son of Reems,
Psalms 29 7
The voice of Yahweh strikes with flashes of lightning.
The voice of Jehovah cleaveth out flames of fire.
The voice of Jehovah is hewing fiery flames,
Psalms 29 8
The voice of Yahweh shakes the wilderness. Yahweh shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of Jehovah shaketh the wilderness; Jehovah shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of Jehovah paineth a wilderness, Jehovah paineth the wilderness of
Kadesh.
Psalms 29 9
The voice of Yahweh makes the deer calve, And strips the forests bare. In his temple
everything says, "Glory!"
The voice of Jehovah maketh the hinds to calve, and layeth bare the forests; and in his
temple doth every one say, Glory!
The voice of Jehovah paineth the oaks, And maketh bare the forests, And in His
temple every one saith, `Glory.`
Psalms 29 10
Yahweh sat enthroned at the Flood. Yes, Yahweh sits as King forever.
Jehovah sitteth upon the flood; yea, Jehovah sitteth as king for ever.
Jehovah on the deluge hath sat, And Jehovah sitteth king -- to the age,
Psalms 29 11
Yahweh will give strength to his people. Yahweh will bless his people with peace. Psalm 30
A Psalm. A Song for the Dedication of the Temple. By David.
Jehovah will give strength unto his people; Jehovah will bless his people with peace.
Jehovah strength to his people giveth, Jehovah blesseth His people with peace!



Study Questions

The LORD is my __________ and my ____________? 27:1

The LORD is my __________ and my ____________? 28:7

What phrase is repeated six times? 29:3-9


The World English Bible

Sept. 1
Romans 13

Rom 13:1 Let every soul be in subjection to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those who exist are ordained by God.
Rom 13:2 Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment.
Rom 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Do you desire to have no fear of the authority? Do that which is good, and you will have praise from the same,
Rom 13:4 for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he doesn't bear the sword in vain; for he is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does evil.
Rom 13:5 Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience' sake.
Rom 13:6 For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God's service, attending continually on this very thing.
Rom 13:7 Give therefore to everyone what you owe: taxes to whom taxes are due; customs to whom customs; respect to whom respect; honor to whom honor.
Rom 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
Rom 13:9 For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not give false testimony," "You shall not covet," and whatever other commandments there are, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Rom 13:10 Love doesn't harm a neighbor. Love therefore is the fulfillment of the law.
Rom 13:11 Do this, knowing the time, that it is already time for you to awaken out of sleep, for salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed.
Rom 13:12 The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let's therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let's put on the armor of light.
Rom 13:13 Let us walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy.
Rom 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts. 


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 13 1
Let every soul be in subjection to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from
God, and those who be are ordained by God.
Let every soul be subject to the authorities that are above [him]. For there is no
authority except from God; and those that exist are set up by God.
Let every soul to the higher authorities be subject, for there is no authority
except from God, and the authorities existing are appointed by God,
Romans 13 2
Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who
withstand will receive to themselves judgment.
So that he that sets himself in opposition to the authority resists the ordinance of God;
and they who [thus] resist shall bring sentence of guilt on themselves.
so that he who is setting himself against the authority, against God`s ordinance
hath resisted; and those resisting, to themselves shall receive judgment.

Romans 13 3
For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Do you desire to have no fear of the
authority? Do that which is good, and you will have praise from the same,
For rulers are not a terror to a good work, but to an evil [one]. Dost thou desire then not
to be afraid of the authority? practise [what is] good, and thou shalt have praise from it;
For those ruling are not a terror to the good works, but to the evil; and dost thou
wish not to be afraid of the authority? that which is good be doing, and thou shalt
have praise from it,
Romans 13 4
for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he
doesn`t bear the sword in vain; for he is a minister of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does
evil.
for it is God`s minister to thee for good. But if thou practisest evil, fear; for it bears not
the sword in vain; for it is God`s minister, an avenger for wrath to him that does evil.
for of God it is a ministrant to thee for good; and if that which is evil thou mayest
do, be fearing, for not in vain doth it bear the sword; for of God it is a ministrant,
an avenger for wrath to him who is doing that which is evil.
Romans 13 5
Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience`
sake.
Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on account of wrath, but also on account
of conscience.
Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only because of the wrath, but also
because of the conscience,

Romans 13 6
For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are ministers of God`s service, attending continually
on this very thing.
For on this account ye pay tribute also; for they are God`s officers, attending continually
on this very thing.
for because of this also pay ye tribute; for servants of God they are, on this very
thing attending continually;
Romans 13 7
Give therefore to everyone what you owe: taxes to whom taxes are due; customs to whom customs;
respect to whom respect; honor to whom honor.
Render to all their dues: to whom tribute [is due], tribute; to whom custom, custom; to
whom fear, fear; to whom honour, honour.
render, therefore, to all [their] dues; to whom tribute, the tribute; to whom
custom, the custom; to whom fear, the fear; to whom honour, the honour.

Romans 13 8
Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the
law.
Owe no one anything, unless to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled
the law.
To no one owe anything, except to love one another; for he who is loving the other
-- law he hath fulfilled,
Romans 13 9
For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not
steal," "You shall not give false testimony," "You shall not covet," and whatever other
commandments there are, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your
neighbor as yourself."
For, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt
not lust; and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
for, `Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not
steal, Thou shalt not bear false testimony, Thou shalt not covet;` and if there is any
other command, in this word it is summed up, in this: `Thou shalt love thy
neighbor as thyself;`
Romans 13 10
Love doesn`t harm his neighbor. Love therefore is the fulfillment of the law.
Love works no ill to its neighbour; love therefore [is the] whole law.
the love to the neighbor doth work no ill; the love, therefore, [is] the fulness of
law.

Romans 13 11
This, knowing the time, that it is already time for you to awake out of sleep, for salvation is now
nearer to us than when we first believed.
This also, knowing the time, that it is already time that *we* should be aroused out of
sleep; for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.
And this, knowing the time, that for us, the hour already [is] to be aroused out of
sleep, for now nearer [is] our salvation than when we did believe;
Romans 13 12
The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let`s therefore throw off the works of darkness, and
let`s put on the armor of light.
The night is far spent, and the day is near; let us cast away therefore the works of
darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
the night did advance, and the day came nigh; let us lay aside, therefore, the
works of the darkness, and let us put on the armour of the light;

Romans 13 13
Let us walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity
and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy.
As in the day, let us walk becomingly; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in
chambering and lasciviousness, not in strife and emulation.
as in day-time, let us walk becomingly; not in revellings and drunkennesses, not
in chamberings and lasciviousnesses, not in strife and emulation;
Romans 13 14
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not take forethought for the flesh to [fulfil its]
lusts.
but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and for the flesh take no forethought -- for
desires.





Study Questions

How do we fulfill the Law? 13:8