9/3/13

From Gary... How you doin'?



Sunday was interesting.  I led Sunday morning singing (if you can believe that one!!!) and Larry Shatzer did the sermon.  He made mention of his belief in how simple a person he was (several times) and I believe him.  He is very intelligent however and to be able to preach at his advanced age is a blessing to all who hear him.  It occurred to me that in some ways my life has become simple as well.  Watering Linda's plants, feeding the birds, taking the dogs for their daily walks and all the other mundane tasks (except for writing this little blog) I do daily have become a matter of routine.  And while I was talking with my good friend Harry yesterday, I realized that friendship means wanting to know how things are with the other person. Paul puts it this way...

Philippians, Chapter 2
 19  But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered up when I know how you are doing. 

Having said all of the above: generically, I am fine.  My neck has been giving me problems the last few days, but the chiropractor should take care of that this morning.  Linda is in New York, visiting her family and the dogs are good dogs.  The white one, Buddy, has calmed down some.  When other dogs approach, I often pick him up and he calms down.  The Apricot Red one, Pal, hasn't made a mess in the house for some time now.  (It is strange that as long as I leave the leash attached to him there are no problems.)  The picture at the top is of the intersection of Brahman / Palamino and in the distance you can see the dog walk. Currently, I have made over 5 thousand posts (between the two blogs), with about 97 thousand hits.  Frankly, it is not much fun getting old, but there are rewards.  I really don't make the same stupid, stupid mistakes I did in youth and life makes more sense than ever. And, lest I forget, heaven is that much closer.  Well, that is what is happening with me.  If we have  not communicated in a while - call, write, email, text- whatever.  I would love to know how you are doing....

From Gary.... Bible Reading and Study September 3


Bible Reading and Study

September 3


The World English Bible

Sept. 3
Psalms 33-35

Psa 33:1 Rejoice in Yahweh, you righteous! Praise is fitting for the upright.
Psa 33:2 Give thanks to Yahweh with the lyre. Sing praises to him with the harp of ten strings.
Psa 33:3 Sing to him a new song. Play skillfully with a shout of joy!
Psa 33:4 For the word of Yahweh is right. All his work is done in faithfulness.
Psa 33:5 He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the loving kindness of Yahweh.
Psa 33:6 By Yahweh's word, the heavens were made; all their army by the breath of his mouth.
Psa 33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap. He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
Psa 33:8 Let all the earth fear Yahweh. Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Psa 33:9 For he spoke, and it was done. He commanded, and it stood firm.
Psa 33:10 Yahweh brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.
Psa 33:11 The counsel of Yahweh stands fast forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
Psa 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is Yahweh, the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
Psa 33:13 Yahweh looks from heaven. He sees all the sons of men.
Psa 33:14 From the place of his habitation he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,
Psa 33:15 he who fashions all of their hearts; and he considers all of their works.
Psa 33:16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an army. A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
Psa 33:17 A horse is a vain thing for safety, neither does he deliver any by his great power.
Psa 33:18 Behold, Yahweh's eye is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his loving kindness;
Psa 33:19 to deliver their soul from death, to keep them alive in famine.
Psa 33:20 Our soul has waited for Yahweh. He is our help and our shield.
Psa 33:21 For our heart rejoices in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
Psa 33:22 Let your loving kindness be on us, Yahweh, since we have hoped in you.
Psa 34:1 I will bless Yahweh at all times. His praise will always be in my mouth.
Psa 34:2 My soul shall boast in Yahweh. The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.
Psa 34:3 Oh magnify Yahweh with me. Let us exalt his name together.
Psa 34:4 I sought Yahweh, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psa 34:5 They looked to him, and were radiant. Their faces shall never be covered with shame.
Psa 34:6 This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
Psa 34:7 The angel of Yahweh encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Psa 34:8 Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
Psa 34:9 Oh fear Yahweh, you his saints, for there is no lack with those who fear him.
Psa 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger, but those who seek Yahweh shall not lack any good thing.
Psa 34:11 Come, you children, listen to me. I will teach you the fear of Yahweh.
Psa 34:12 Who is someone who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?
Psa 34:13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking lies.
Psa 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good. seek peace, and pursue it.
Psa 34:15 Yahweh's eyes are toward the righteous. His ears listen to their cry.
Psa 34:16 Yahweh's face is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
Psa 34:17 The righteous cry, and Yahweh hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Psa 34:18 Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a crushed spirit.
Psa 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all.
Psa 34:20 He protects all of his bones. Not one of them is broken.
Psa 34:21 Evil shall kill the wicked. Those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
Psa 34:22 Yahweh redeems the soul of his servants. None of those who take refuge in him shall be condemned.
Psa 35:1 Contend, Yahweh, with those who contend with me. Fight against those who fight against me.
Psa 35:2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help.
Psa 35:3 Brandish the spear and block those who pursue me. Tell my soul, "I am your salvation."
Psa 35:4 Let those who seek after my soul be disappointed and brought to dishonor. Let those who plot my ruin be turned back and confounded.
Psa 35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind, Yahweh's angel driving them on.
Psa 35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery, Yahweh's angel pursuing them.
Psa 35:7 For without cause they have hidden their net in a pit for me. Without cause they have dug a pit for my soul.
Psa 35:8 Let destruction come on him unawares. Let his net that he has hidden catch himself. Let him fall into that destruction.
Psa 35:9 My soul shall be joyful in Yahweh. It shall rejoice in his salvation.
Psa 35:10 All my bones shall say, "Yahweh, who is like you, who delivers the poor from him who is too strong for him; yes, the poor and the needy from him who robs him?"
Psa 35:11 Unrighteous witnesses rise up. They ask me about things that I don't know about.
Psa 35:12 They reward me evil for good, to the bereaving of my soul.
Psa 35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. My prayer returned into my own bosom.
Psa 35:14 I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother.
Psa 35:15 But in my adversity, they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together. The attackers gathered themselves together against me, and I didn't know it. They tore at me, and didn't cease.
Psa 35:16 Like the profane mockers in feasts, they gnashed their teeth at me.
Psa 35:17 Lord, how long will you look on? Rescue my soul from their destruction, my precious life from the lions.
Psa 35:18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly. I will praise you among many people.
Psa 35:19 Don't let those who are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me; neither let those who hate me without a cause wink their eyes.
Psa 35:20 For they don't speak peace, but they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.
Psa 35:21 Yes, they opened their mouth wide against me. They said, "Aha! Aha! Our eye has seen it!"
Psa 35:22 You have seen it, Yahweh. Don't keep silent. Lord, don't be far from me.
Psa 35:23 Wake up! Rise up to defend me, my God! My Lord, contend for me!
Psa 35:24 Vindicate me, Yahweh my God, according to your righteousness. Don't let them gloat over me.
Psa 35:25 Don't let them say in their heart, "Aha! That's the way we want it!" Don't let them say, "We have swallowed him up!"
Psa 35:26 Let them be disappointed and confounded together who rejoice at my calamity. Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me.
Psa 35:27 Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause. Yes, let them say continually, "Yahweh be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant!"

Psa 35:28 My tongue shall talk about your righteousness and about your praise all day long. 



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

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Psalms


Psalms 33 1
Rejoice in Yahweh, you righteous! Praise is fitting for the upright.
Exult, ye righteous, in Jehovah: praise is comely for the upright.
Sing, ye righteous, in Jehovah, For upright ones praise [is] comely.
Psalms 33 2
Give thanks to Yahweh with the lyre. Sing praises to him with the harp of ten strings.
Give thanks unto Jehovah with the harp; sing psalms unto him with the ten-stringed lute.
Give ye thanks to Jehovah with a harp, With psaltery of ten strings sing praise to
Him,
Psalms 33 3
Sing to him a new song. Play skillfully with a shout of joy!
Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud sound.
Sing ye to Him a new song, Play skilfully with shouting.
Psalms 33 4
For the word of Yahweh is right. All his work is done in faithfulness.
For the word of Jehovah is right, and all his work is in faithfulness.
For upright [is] the word of Jehovah, And all His work [is] in faithfulness.
Psalms 33 5
He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the lovingkindness of Yahweh.
He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the loving-kindness of Jehovah.
Loving righteousness and judgment, Of the kindness of Jehovah is the earth full.
Psalms 33 6
By the word of Yahweh were the heavens made, All the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
By the word of Jehovah were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of
his mouth.
By the word of Jehovah The heavens have been made, And by the breath of His
mouth all their host.
Psalms 33 7
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap. He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap; he layeth up the deeps in
storehouses.
Gathering as a heap the waters of the sea, Putting in treasuries the depths.
Psalms 33 8
Let all the earth fear Yahweh. Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Let all the earth fear Jehovah; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Afraid of Jehovah are all the earth, Of Him are all the inhabitants of the world
afraid.
Psalms 33 9
For he spoke, and it was done. He commanded, and it stood firm.
For *he* spoke, and it was [done]; *he* commanded, and it stood fast.
For He hath said, and it is, He hath commanded, and it standeth.
Psalms 33 10
Yahweh brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. He makes the thoughts of the peoples to
be of no effect.
Jehovah frustrateth the counsel of the nations; he maketh the thoughts of the peoples of
none effect.
Jehovah made void the counsel of nations, He disallowed the thoughts of the
peoples.
Psalms 33 11
The counsel of Yahweh stands fast forever, The thoughts of his heart to all generations.
The counsel of Jehovah standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart from generation to
generation.
The counsel of Jehovah to the age standeth, The thoughts of His heart to all
generations.
Psalms 33 12
Blessed is the nation whose God is Yahweh, The people whom he has chosen for his own
inheritance.
Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah, the people that he hath chosen for his
inheritance!
O the happiness of the nation whose God [is] Jehovah, Of the people He did choose,
For an inheritance to Him.
Psalms 33 13
Yahweh looks from heaven. He sees all the sons of men.
Jehovah looketh from the heavens; he beholdeth all the sons of men:
From the heavens hath Jehovah looked, He hath seen all the sons of men.
Psalms 33 14
From the place of his habitation he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth.
From the place of his habitation he looketh forth upon all the inhabitants of the earth;
From the fixed place of His dwelling, He looked unto all inhabitants of the earth;
Psalms 33 15
He who fashions all of their hearts. He considers all of their works.
He who fashioneth the hearts of them all, who considereth all their works.
Who is forming their hearts together, Who is attending unto all their works.
Psalms 33 16
There is no king saved by the multitude of a host. A mighty man is not delivered by great
strength.
The king is not saved by the multitude of [his] forces; a mighty man is not delivered by
much strength.
The king is not saved by the multitude of a force. A mighty man is not delivered,
By abundance of power.
Psalms 33 17
A horse is a vain thing for safety, Neither does he deliver any by his great power.
The horse is a vain thing for safety; neither doth he deliver by his great power.
A false thing [is] the horse for safety, And by the abundance of his strength He
doth not deliver.
Psalms 33 18
Behold, the eye of Yahweh is on those who fear him, On those who hope in his lovingkindness;
Behold, the eye of Jehovah is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his loving-
kindness,
Lo, the eye of Jehovah [is] to those fearing Him, To those waiting for His kindness,
Psalms 33 19
To deliver their soul from death, To keep them alive in famine.
To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
To deliver from death their soul, And to keep them alive in famine.
Psalms 33 20
Our soul has waited for Yahweh. He is our help and our shield.
Our soul waiteth for Jehovah: he is our help and our shield.
Our soul hath waited for Jehovah, Our help and our shield [is] He,
Psalms 33 21
For our heart shall rejoice in him, Because we have trusted in his holy name.
For in him shall our heart rejoice, because we have confided in his holy name.
For in Him doth our heart rejoice, For in His holy name we have trusted.
Psalms 33 22
Let your lovingkindness be on us, Yahweh, Since we have hoped in you. Psalm 34 By David;
when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.
Let thy loving-kindness, O Jehovah, be upon us, according as we have hoped in thee.
Let Thy kindness, O Jehovah, be upon us, As we have waited for Thee!
Psalms 34 1
I will bless Yahweh at all times. His praise will always be in my mouth.
{[A Psalm] of David; when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech, who drove him
away, and he departed.} I will bless Jehovah at all times; his praise shall continually be in
my mouth.
By David, in his changing his behaviour before Abimelech, and he driveth him
away, and he goeth. I do bless Jehovah at all times, Continually His praise [is] in
my mouth.
Psalms 34 2
My soul shall boast in Yahweh. The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.
My soul shall make its boast in Jehovah: the meek shall hear, and rejoice.
In Jehovah doth my soul boast herself, Hear do the humble and rejoice.
Psalms 34 3
Oh magnify Yahweh with me. Let us exalt his name together.
Magnify Jehovah with me, and let us exalt his name together.
Ascribe ye greatness to Jehovah with me, And we exalt His name together.
Psalms 34 4
I sought Yahweh, and he answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.
I sought Jehovah, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
I sought Jehovah, and He answered me, And from all my fears did deliver me.
Psalms 34 5
They looked to him, and were radiant. Their faces shall never be covered with shame.
They looked unto him, and were enlightened, and their faces were not confounded.
They looked expectingly unto Him, And they became bright, And their faces are
not ashamed.
Psalms 34 6
This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.
This afflicted one called, and Jehovah heard [him], and saved him out of all his troubles.
This poor [one] called, and Jehovah heard, And from all his distresses saved him.
Psalms 34 7
The angel of Yahweh encamps round about those who fear him, And delivers them.
The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
A messenger of Jehovah is encamping, Round about those who fear Him, And He
armeth them.
Psalms 34 8
Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
Taste and see that Jehovah is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him!
Taste ye and see that Jehovah [is] good, O the happiness of the man who trusteth in
Him.
Psalms 34 9
Oh fear Yahweh, you his saints, For there is no lack with those who fear him.
Fear Jehovah, ye his saints; for there is no want to them that fear him.
Fear Jehovah, ye His holy ones, For there is no lack to those fearing Him.
Psalms 34 10
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger, But those who seek Yahweh shall not lack any good
thing.
The young lions are in need and suffer hunger; but they that seek Jehovah shall not want
any good.
Young lions have lacked and been hungry, And those seeking Jehovah lack not any
good,
Psalms 34 11
Come, you children, listen to me. I will teach you the fear of Yahweh.
Come, ye sons, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.
Come ye, children, hearken to me, The fear of Jehovah I do teach you.
Psalms 34 12
Who is someone who desires life, And loves many days, that he may see good?
What man is he that desireth life, [and] loveth days, that he may see good?
Who [is] the man that is desiring life? Loving days to see good?
Psalms 34 13
Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking lies.
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile;
Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking deceit.
Psalms 34 14
Depart from evil, and do good. Seek peace, and pursue it.
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Turn aside from evil and do good, Seek peace and pursue it.
Psalms 34 15
The eyes of Yahweh are toward the righteous. His ears listen to their cry.
The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous, and his ears are toward their cry;
The eyes of Jehovah [are] unto the righteous, And His ears unto their cry.
Psalms 34 16
The face of Yahweh is against those who do evil, To cut off the memory of them from the earth.
The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from
the earth:
(The face of Jehovah [is] on doers of evil, To cut off from earth their memorial.)
Psalms 34 17
The righteous cry, and Yahweh hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.
[The righteous] cry, and Jehovah heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
They cried, and Jehovah heard, And from all their distresses delivered them.
Psalms 34 18
Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves those who have a crushed spirit.
Jehovah is nigh to those that are of a broken heart, and saveth them that are of a contrite
spirit.
Near [is] Jehovah to the broken of heart, And the bruised of spirit He saveth.
Psalms 34 19
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But Yahweh delivers him out of them all.
Many are the adversities of the righteous, but Jehovah delivereth him out of them all:
Many [are] the evils of the righteous, Out of them all doth Jehovah deliver him.
Psalms 34 20
He protects all of his bones. Not one of them is broken.
He keepeth all his bones; not one of them is broken.
He is keeping all his bones, One of them hath not been broken.
Psalms 34 21
Evil shall kill the wicked. Those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
Evil shall destroy the wicked; and they that hate the righteous shall bear their guilt.
Evil doth put to death the wicked, And those hating the righteous are desolate.
Psalms 34 22
Yahweh redeems the soul of his servants. None of those who take refuge in him shall be
condemned. Psalm 35 By David.
Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants; and none of them that trust in him shall bear
guilt.
Jehovah redeemeth the soul of His servants, And none trusting in Him are desolate!
Psalms 35 1
Contend, Yahweh, with those who contend with me. Fight against those who fight against me.
{[A Psalm] of David.} Strive, O Jehovah, with them that strive with me; fight against them
that fight against me:
By David. Strive, Jehovah, with my strivers, fight with my fighters,
Psalms 35 2
Take hold of shield and buckler, And stand up for my help.
Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help;
Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise for my help,
Psalms 35 3
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against those who pursue me. Tell my soul, "I am
your salvation."
And draw out the spear, and stop [the way] against my pursuers: say unto my soul, I am
thy salvation.
And draw out spear and lance, To meet my pursuers. Say to my soul, `Thy salvation
I [am].`
Psalms 35 4
Let those who seek after my soul be put to shame and brought to dishonor. Let those who
plot my ruin be turned back and confounded.
Let them be put to shame and confounded that seek after my life; let them be turned
backward and brought to confusion that devise my hurt:
They are ashamed and blush, those seeking my soul, Turned backward and
confounded, Those devising my evil.
Psalms 35 5
Let them be as chaff before the wind, The angel of Yahweh driving them on.
Let them be as chaff before the wind, and let the angel of Jehovah drive [them] away;
They are as chaff before wind, And a messenger of Jehovah driving away.
Psalms 35 6
Let their way be dark and slippery, The angel of Yahweh pursuing them.
Let their way be dark and slippery, and let the angel of Jehovah pursue them.
Their way is darkness and slipperiness, And a messenger of Jehovah their pursuer.
Psalms 35 7
For without cause have they hid their net in a pit for me. Without cause have they dug a pit
for my soul.
For without cause have they hidden for me their net [in] a pit; without cause they have
digged [it] for my soul.
For without cause they hid for me their netpit, Without cause they digged for my
soul.
Psalms 35 8
Let destruction come on him unawares. Let his net that he has hidden catch himself. Into
that destruction let him fall.
Let destruction come upon him unawares, and let his net which he hath hidden catch
himself: for destruction let him fall therein.
Meet him doth desolation -- he knoweth not, And his net that he hid catcheth him,
For desolation he falleth into it.
Psalms 35 9
My soul shall be joyful in Yahweh. It shall rejoice in his salvation.
And my soul shall be joyful in Jehovah; it shall rejoice in his salvation.
And my soul is joyful in Jehovah, It rejoiceth in His salvation.
Psalms 35 10
All my bones shall say, "Yahweh, who is like you, Who delivers the poor from him who is too
strong for him, Yes, the poor and the needy from him who robs him?"
All my bones shall say, Jehovah, who is like unto thee, who deliverest the afflicted from
one stronger than he, yea, the afflicted and the needy from him that spoileth him!
All my bones say, `Jehovah, who is like Thee, Delivering the poor from the
stronger than he, And the poor and needy from his plunderer.`
Psalms 35 11
Unrighteous witnesses rise up. They ask me about things that I don`t know about.
Unrighteous witnesses rise up; they lay to my charge things which I know not.
Violent witnesses rise up, That which I have not known they ask me.
Psalms 35 12
They reward me evil for good, To the bereaving of my soul.
They reward me evil for good, [to] the bereavement of my soul.
They pay me evil for good, bereaving my soul,
Psalms 35 13
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting.
My prayer returned into my own bosom.
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with
fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:
And I -- in their sickness my clothing [is] sackcloth, I have humbled with fastings
my soul, And my prayer unto my bosom returneth.
Psalms 35 14
I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as
one who mourns his mother.
I behaved myself as though [he had been] a friend, a brother to me; I bowed down in
sadness, as one that mourneth [for] a mother.
As [if] a friend, as [if] my brother, I walked habitually, As a mourner for a mother,
Mourning I have bowed down.
Psalms 35 15
But in my adversity, they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together. The attackers
gathered themselves together against me, and I didn`t know it. They tore at me, and didn`t
cease.
But at my halting they rejoiced, and gathered together: the slanderers gathered
themselves together against me, and I knew [it] not; they did tear [me], and ceased not:
And -- in my halting they have rejoiced, And have been gathered together,
Gathered against me were the smiters, And I have not known, They have rent, and
they have not ceased;
Psalms 35 16
Like the profane mockers in feasts, They gnashed their teeth at me.
With profane jesters for bread, they have gnashed their teeth against me.
With profane ones, mockers in feasts, Gnashing against me their teeth.
Psalms 35 17
Lord, how long will you look on? Rescue my soul from their destruction, My precious life
from the lions.
Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, my only one
from the young lions.
Lord, how long dost thou behold? Keep back my soul from their desolations, From
young lions my only one.
Psalms 35 18
I will give you thanks in the great assembly. I will praise you among many people.
I will give thee thanks in the great congregation; I will praise thee among much people.
I thank Thee in a great assembly, Among a mighty people I praise Thee.
Psalms 35 19
Don`t let those who are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me; Neither let them wink with
the eye who hate me without a cause.
Let not them that are wrongfully mine enemies rejoice over me; let them not wink with
the eye that hate me without cause.
Mine enemies rejoice not over me [with] falsehood, Those hating me without
cause wink the eye.
Psalms 35 20
For they don`t speak peace, But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the
land.
For they speak not peace; and they devise deceitful words against the quiet in the land.
For they speak not peace, And against the quiet of the land, Deceitful words they
devise,
Psalms 35 21
Yes, they opened their mouth wide against me. They said, "Aha! Aha! Our eye has seen it!"
And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said, Aha! aha! our eye hath seen [it].
And they enlarge against me their mouth, They said, `Aha, aha, our eye hath seen.`
Psalms 35 22
You have seen it, Yahweh. Don`t keep silent. Lord, don`t be far from me.
Thou hast seen [it], Jehovah: keep not silence; O Lord, be not far from me.
Thou hast seen, O Jehovah, Be not silent, O Lord -- be not far from me,
Psalms 35 23
Wake up! Rise up to defend me, my God! My Lord, contend for me!
Stir up thyself, and awake for my right, for my cause, my God and Lord!
Stir up, and wake to my judgment, My God, and my Lord, to my plea.
Psalms 35 24
Vindicate me, Yahweh my God, according to your righteousness; Don`t let them gloat over me.
Judge me, Jehovah my God, according to thy righteousness, and let them not rejoice over
me.
Judge me according to Thy righteousness, O Jehovah my God, And they do not
rejoice over me.
Psalms 35 25
Don`t let them say in their heart, "Aha! That`s the way we want it." Don`t let them say, "We
have swallowed him up!"
Let them not say in their heart, Aha! so would we have it. Let them not say, We have
swallowed him up.
They do not say in their heart, `Aha, our desire.` They do not say, `We swallowed
him up.`
Psalms 35 26
Let them be put to shame and confounded together who rejoice at my calamity. Let them be
clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me.
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine adversity;
let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.
They are ashamed and confounded together, Who are rejoicing at my evil. They
put on shame and confusion, Who are magnifying themselves against me.
Psalms 35 27
Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause. Yes, let them say
continually, "Yahweh be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant!"
Let them exult and rejoice that delight in my righteousness; and let them say
continually, Jehovah be magnified, who delighteth in the prosperity of his servant.
They sing and rejoice, who are desiring my righteousness, And they say
continually, `Jehovah is magnified, Who is desiring the peace of His servant.`
Psalms 35 28
My tongue shall talk about your righteousness and about your praise all day long. Psalm 36
For the Chief Musician. By David, the servant of Yahweh.
And my tongue shall talk of thy righteousness, [and] of thy praise, all the day.

And my tongue uttereth Thy righteousness, All the day Thy praise!



Study Questions

How were the heavens made? 33:6

The LORD is ______________? 34:8

Who does David wan the LORD to fight for? 35:1


The World English Bible


Sept. 3
Romans 15

Rom 15:1 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Rom 15:2 Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.
Rom 15:3 For even Christ didn't please himself. But, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me."
Rom 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Rom 15:5 Now the God of patience and of encouragement grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus,
Rom 15:6 that with one accord you may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom 15:7 Therefore accept one another, even as Christ also accepted you, to the glory of God.
Rom 15:8 Now I say that Christ has been made a servant of the circumcision for the truth of God, that he might confirm the promises given to the fathers,
Rom 15:9 and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, "Therefore will I give praise to you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name."
Rom 15:10 Again he says, "Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people."
Rom 15:11 Again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Let all the peoples praise him."
Rom 15:12 Again, Isaiah says, "There will be the root of Jesse, he who arises to rule over the Gentiles; in him the Gentiles will hope."
Rom 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Rom 15:14 I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish others.
Rom 15:15 But I write the more boldly to you in part, as reminding you, because of the grace that was given to me by God,
Rom 15:16 that I should be a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest the Good News of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Rom 15:17 I have therefore my boasting in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God.
Rom 15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any things except those which Christ worked through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed,
Rom 15:19 in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of God's Spirit; so that from Jerusalem, and around as far as to Illyricum, I have fully preached the Good News of Christ;
Rom 15:20 yes, making it my aim to preach the Good News, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build on another's foundation.
Rom 15:21 But, as it is written, "They will see, to whom no news of him came. They who haven't heard will understand."
Rom 15:22 Therefore also I was hindered these many times from coming to you,
Rom 15:23 but now, no longer having any place in these regions, and having these many years a longing to come to you,
Rom 15:24 whenever I journey to Spain, I will come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while.
Rom 15:25 But now, I say, I am going to Jerusalem, serving the saints.
Rom 15:26 For it has been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are at Jerusalem.
Rom 15:27 Yes, it has been their good pleasure, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, they owe it to them also to serve them in fleshly things.
Rom 15:28 When therefore I have accomplished this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will go on by way of you to Spain.
Rom 15:29 I know that, when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of the Good News of Christ.
Rom 15:30 Now I beg you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,
Rom 15:31 that I may be delivered from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints;
Rom 15:32 that I may come to you in joy through the will of God, and together with you, find rest.
Rom 15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.



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Romans

Romans 15 1
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
But *we* ought, we that are strong, to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please
ourselves.
And we ought -- we who are strong -- to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not
to please ourselves;
Romans 15 2
Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.
Let each one of us please his neighbour with a view to what is good, to edification.
for let each one of us please the neighbor for good, unto edification,
Romans 15 3
For Christ also didn`t please himself. But, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who
reproached you fell on me."
For the Christ also did not please himself; but according as it is written, The reproaches
of them that reproach thee have fallen upon me.
for even the Christ did not please himself, but, according as it hath been written,
`The reproaches of those reproaching Thee fell upon me;`

Romans 15 4
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience
and through comfort of the scriptures we might have hope.
For as many things as have been written before have been written for our instruction,
that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we might have
hope.
for, as many things as were written before, for our instruction were written
before, that through the endurance, and the exhortation of the Writings, we
might have the hope.
Romans 15 5
Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of the same mind one with another
according to Christ Jesus,
Now the God of endurance and of encouragement give to you to be like-minded one
toward another, according to Christ Jesus;
And may the God of the endurance, and of the exhortation, give to you to have the
same mind toward one another, according to Christ Jesus;
Romans 15 6
that with one accord you may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
that ye may with one accord, with one mouth, glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ.
that with one accord -- with one mouth -- ye may glorify the God and Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ;
Romans 15 7
Therefore receive one another, even as Christ also received you, to the glory of God.
Wherefore receive ye one another, according as the Christ also has received you to [the]
glory of God.
wherefore receive ye one another, according as also the Christ did receive us, to
the glory of God.
Romans 15 8
Now I say that Christ has been made a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, that he
might confirm the promises given to the fathers,
For I say that Jesus Christ became a minister of [the] circumcision for [the] truth of God,
to confirm the promises of the fathers;
And I say Jesus Christ to have become a ministrant of circumcision for the truth
of God, to confirm the promises to the fathers,

Romans 15 9
and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, "Therefore will I give
praise to you among the Gentiles, And sing to your name."
and that the nations should glorify God for mercy; according as it is written, For this
cause I will confess to thee among [the] nations, and will sing to thy name.
and the nations for kindness to glorify God, according as it hath been written,
`Because of this I will confess to Thee among nations, and to Thy name I will sing
praise,`
Romans 15 10
Again he says, "Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people."
And again he says, Rejoice, nations, with his people.
and again it saith, `Rejoice ye nations, with His people;`
Romans 15 11
Again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Let all the peoples praise him."
And again, Praise the Lord, all [ye] nations, and let all the peoples laud him.
and again, `Praise the Lord, all ye nations; and laud Him, all ye peoples;`
Romans 15 12
Again, Isaiah says, "There will be the root of Jesse, He who arises to rule over the Gentiles; On
him will the Gentiles hope."
And again, Esaias says, There shall be the root of Jesse, and one that arises, to rule over
[the] nations: in him shall [the] nations hope.
and again, Isaiah saith, `There shall be the root of Jesse, and he who is rising to
rule nations -- upon him shall nations hope;`

Romans 15 13
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in
hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that ye should abound
in hope by [the] power of [the] Holy Spirit.
and the God of the hope shall fill you with all joy and peace in the believing, for
your abounding in the hope in power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15 14
I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled
with all knowledge, able also to admonish others.
But I am persuaded, my brethren, I myself also, concerning you, that yourselves also are
full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
And I am persuaded, my brethren -- I myself also -- concerning you, that ye
yourselves also are full of goodness, having been filled with all knowledge, able
also one another to admonish;

Romans 15 15
But I write the more boldly to you in some measure, as putting you again in memory, because of
the grace that was given to me by God,
But I have written to you the more boldly, [brethren,] in part, as putting you in mind,
because of the grace given to me by God,
and the more boldly I did write to you, brethren, in part, as putting you in mind,
because of the grace that is given to me by God,
Romans 15 16
that I should be a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving the gospel of God, that the
offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
for me to be minister of Christ Jesus to the nations, carrying on as a sacrificial service
the [message of] glad tidings of God, in order that the offering up of the nations might
be acceptable, sanctified by [the] Holy Spirit.
for my being a servant of Jesus Christ to the nations, acting as priest in the good
news of God, that the offering up of the nations may become acceptable, sanctified
by the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15 17
I have therefore my boasting in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God.
I have therefore [whereof to] boast in Christ Jesus in the things which pertain to God.
I have, then, a boasting in Christ Jesus, in the things pertaining to God,

Romans 15 18
For I will not dare to speak of any things except those which Christ worked through me, for the
obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed,
For I will not dare to speak anything of the things which Christ has not wrought by me,
for [the] obedience of [the] nations, by word and deed,
for I will not dare to speak anything of the things that Christ did not work
through me, to obedience of nations, by word and deed,
Romans 15 19
in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of God`s Spirit; so that from Jerusalem, and
around as far as to Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ;
in [the] power of signs and wonders, in [the] power of [the] Spirit of God; so that I, from
Jerusalem, and in a circuit round to Illyricum, have fully preached the glad tidings of
the Christ;
in power of signs and wonders, in power of the Spirit of God; so that I, from
Jerusalem, and in a circle as far as Illyricum, have fully preached the good news of
the Christ;

Romans 15 20
yes, making it my aim so to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, that I might
not build on another man`s foundation.
and so aiming to announce the glad tidings, not where Christ has been named, that I
might not build upon another`s foundation;
and so counting it honour to proclaim good news, not where Christ was named --
that upon another`s foundation I might not build --
Romans 15 21
But, as it is written, "They will see, to whom no news of him came. They who haven`t heard will
understand."
but according as it is written, To whom there was nothing told concerning him, they
shall see; and they that have not heard shall understand.
but according as it hath been written, `To whom it was not told concerning him,
they shall see; and they who have not heard, shall understand.`
Romans 15 22
Therefore also I was hindered these many times from coming to you,
Wherefore also I have been often hindered from coming to you.
Wherefore, also, I was hindered many times from coming unto you,
Romans 15 23
but now, no longer having any place in these regions, and having these many years a longing to
come to you,
But now, having no longer place in these regions, and having great desire to come to you
these many years,
and now, no longer having place in these parts, and having a longing to come unto
you for many years,
Romans 15 24
whenever I journey to Spain, I will come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be
helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while.
whenever I should go to Spain; (for I hope to see you as I go through, and by you to be set
forward thither, if first I shall have been in part filled with your company;)
when I may go on to Spain I will come unto you, for I hope in going through, to see
you, and by you to be set forward thither, if of you first, in part, I shall be filled.
Romans 15 25
But now, I say, I am going to Jerusalem, serving the saints.
but now I go to Jerusalem, ministering to the saints;
And, now, I go on to Jerusalem, ministering to the saints;

Romans 15 26
For it has been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for
the poor among the saints who are at Jerusalem.
for Macedonia and Achaia have been well pleased to make a certain contribution for the
poor of the saints who [are] in Jerusalem.
for it pleased Macedonia and Achaia well to make a certain contribution for the
poor of the saints who [are] in Jerusalem;
Romans 15 27
Yes, it has been their good pleasure, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been
made partakers of their spiritual things, they owe it to them also to serve them in fleshly
They have been well pleased indeed, and they are their debtors; for if the nations have
participated in their spiritual things, they ought also in fleshly to minister to them.
for it pleased well, and their debtors they are, for if in their spiritual things the
nations did participate, they ought also, in the fleshly things, to minister to them.
Romans 15 28
When therefore I have accomplished this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will go on by you
to Spain.
Having finished this therefore, and having sealed to them this fruit, I will set off by you
into Spain.
This, then, having finished, and having sealed to them this fruit, I will return
through you, to Spain;
Romans 15 29
I know that, when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
But I know that, coming to you, I shall come in [the] fulness of [the] blessing of Christ.
and I have known that coming unto you -- in the fulness of the blessing of the good
news of Christ I shall come.

Romans 15 30
Now I beg you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, that you strive
together with me in your prayers to God for me,
But I beseech you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, that
ye strive together with me in prayers for me to God;
And I call upon you, brethren, through our Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love
of the Spirit, to strive together with me in the prayers for me unto God,

Romans 15 31
that I may be delivered from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service which I
have for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints;
that I may be saved from those that do not believe in Judaea; and that my ministry which
[I have] for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints;
that I may be delivered from those not believing in Judea, and that my
ministration, that [is] for Jerusalem, may become acceptable to the saints;
Romans 15 32
that I may come to you in joy through the will of God, and together with you, find rest.
in order that I may come to you in joy by God`s will, and that I may be refreshed with you.
that in joy I may come unto you, through the will of God, and may be refreshed
with you,
Romans 15 33
Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
And the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

and the God of the peace [be] with you all. Amen.


Study Questions

What should we NOT do? 15:1

Why were the scriptures written? 15:4

By what power do we abound in hope? 15:13

Where did Paul preach Christ? 15:19

Who did Paul want the Romans to pray for? 15:30