9/5/13

From Gary... I am responsible!!!


You are the result of choices you make: from that first moment as a toddler you said "NO" to your parents, to the "I DO" at your wedding, right up until you draw your last breath.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE!!!  The current political environment in the U.S. says you are not, but THEY LIE!!!!!  DO NOT BELIEVE THEM!!!  God, in many places in the Bible, makes this plain and we should listen. Here is but one to think about...

Ezekiel, Chapter 18
1 Yahweh’s word came to me again, saying,  2 What do you mean, that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge?  3 As I live, says the Lord Yahweh, you shall not use this proverb any more in Israel. 4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins, he shall die.  5 But if a man is just, and does that which is lawful and right,  6 and has not eaten on the mountains, neither has lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither has defiled his neighbor’s wife, neither has come near to a woman in her impurity,  7 and has not wronged any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, has taken nothing by robbery, has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment;  8 he who has not lent on interest, neither has taken any increase, who has withdrawn his hand from iniquity, has executed true justice between man and man,  9 has walked in my statutes, and has kept my ordinances, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, says the Lord Yahweh.  10 If he fathers a son who is a robber who sheds blood, and who does any one of these things,  11 or who does not do any of those things, but even has eaten on the mountains, and defiled his neighbor’s wife,  12 has wronged the poor and needy, has taken by robbery, has not restored the pledge, and has lifted up his eyes to the idols, has committed abomination,  13 has lent on interest, and has taken increase; shall he then live? he shall not live: he has done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be on him.  14 Now, behold, if he fathers a son, who sees all his father’s sins, which he has done, and fears, and does not such like; 15 who has not eaten on the mountains, neither has lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, has not defiled his neighbor’s wife,  16 neither has wronged any, has not taken anything to pledge, neither has taken by robbery, but has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment;  17 who has withdrawn his hand from the poor, who has not received interest nor increase, has executed my ordinances, has walked in my statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live.  18 As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, robbed his brother, and did that which is not good among his people, behold, he shall die in his iniquity.  19 Yet you say, Why doesn’t the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son has done that which is lawful and right, and has kept all my statutes, and has done them, he shall surely live.  20 The soul who sins, he shall die: the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be on him.  21 But if the wicked turn from all his sins that he has committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.  22 None of his transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him: in his righteousness that he has done he shall live.  23 Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? says the Lord Yahweh; and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?  24 But when the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? None of his righteous deeds that he has done shall be remembered: in his trespass that he has trespassed, and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die.  25 Yet you say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, house of Israel: Is my way not equal? Aren’t your ways unequal?  26 When the righteous man turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and dies therein; in his iniquity that he has done shall he die.  27 Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.  28 Because he considers, and turns away from all his transgressions that he has committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.  29 Yet the house of Israel says, “The way of the Lord is not fair.” House of Israel, aren’t my ways fair? Aren’t your ways unfair?  30 Therefore I will judge you, house of Israel, everyone according to his ways, says the Lord Yahweh. Return, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.  31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, in which you have transgressed; and make yourself a new heart and a new spirit: for why will you die, house of Israel?  32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him who dies, says the Lord Yahweh: therefore turn yourselves, and live. 

God has said it; that settles it.  If you don't like what God has said to you and really just don't want to listen, then that is your problem; not mine.  I pray that I will listen and do what God wants me to do, each and every day I have left on this Earth.  Further, I pray that each and every thing I have done wrong will be forgiven and forgotten.  I can only answer for myself, because I am responsible for what I do.  If you can't say the same- why not?  Joshua put it this way...

Joshua, Chapter 24
15 If it seems evil to you to serve Yahweh, choose this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh.” 

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study September 5



Bible Reading and Study   

September 5



The World English Bible


Sept. 5
Psalms 40-42
Psa 40:1 I waited patiently for Yahweh. He turned to me, and heard my cry.
Psa 40:2 He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock, and gave me a firm place to stand.
Psa 40:3 He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God. Many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in Yahweh.
Psa 40:4 Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust, and doesn't respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Psa 40:5 Many, Yahweh, my God, are the wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are toward us. They can't be declared back to you. If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
Psa 40:6 Sacrifice and offering you didn't desire. You have opened my ears. You have not required burnt offering and sin offering.
Psa 40:7 Then I said, "Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the book in the scroll.
Psa 40:8 I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart."
Psa 40:9 I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Behold, I will not seal my lips, Yahweh, you know.
Psa 40:10 I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart. I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation. I have not concealed your loving kindness and your truth from the great assembly.
Psa 40:11 Don't withhold your tender mercies from me, Yahweh. Let your loving kindness and your truth continually preserve me.
Psa 40:12 For innumerable evils have surrounded me. My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up. They are more than the hairs of my head. My heart has failed me.
Psa 40:13 Be pleased, Yahweh, to deliver me. Hurry to help me, Yahweh.
Psa 40:14 Let them be disappointed and confounded together who seek after my soul to destroy it. Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt.
Psa 40:15 Let them be desolate by reason of their shame that tell me, "Aha! Aha!"
Psa 40:16 Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let such as love your salvation say continually, "Let Yahweh be exalted!"
Psa 40:17 But I am poor and needy. May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Don't delay, my God.
Psa 41:1 Blessed is he who considers the poor. Yahweh will deliver him in the day of evil.
Psa 41:2 Yahweh will preserve him, and keep him alive. He shall be blessed on the earth, and he will not surrender him to the will of his enemies.
Psa 41:3 Yahweh will sustain him on his sickbed, and restore him from his bed of illness.
Psa 41:4 I said, "Yahweh, have mercy on me! Heal me, for I have sinned against you."
Psa 41:5 My enemies speak evil against me: "When will he die, and his name perish?"
Psa 41:6 If he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood. His heart gathers iniquity to itself. When he goes abroad, he tells it.
Psa 41:7 All who hate me whisper together against me. They imagine the worst for me.
Psa 41:8 "An evil disease," they say, "has afflicted him. Now that he lies he shall rise up no more."
Psa 41:9 Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate bread with me, has lifted up his heel against me.
Psa 41:10 But you, Yahweh, have mercy on me, and raise me up, that I may repay them.
Psa 41:11 By this I know that you delight in me, because my enemy doesn't triumph over me.
Psa 41:12 As for me, you uphold me in my integrity, and set me in your presence forever.
Psa 41:13 Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, from everlasting and to everlasting! Amen and amen.
Psa 42:1 As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, God.
Psa 42:2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
Psa 42:3 My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually ask me, "Where is your God?"

Psa 42:4 These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, how I used to go with the crowd, and led them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping a holy day.
Psa 42:5 Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him for the saving help of his presence.
Psa 42:6 My God, my soul is in despair within me. Therefore I remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon, from the hill Mizar.
Psa 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterfalls. All your waves and your billows have swept over me.
Psa 42:8 Yahweh will command his loving kindness in the daytime. In the night his song shall be with me: a prayer to the God of my life.
Psa 42:9 I will ask God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"
Psa 42:10 As with a sword in my bones, my adversaries reproach me, while they continually ask me, "Where is your God?"
Psa 42:11 Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him, the saving help of my countenance, and my God.



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Psalms


Psalms 40 1
I waited patiently for Yahweh. He turned to me, and heard my cry.
{To the chief Musician. Of David. A Psalm.} I waited patiently for Jehovah; and he inclined
unto me, and heard my cry.
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. I have diligently expected Jehovah, And He
inclineth to me, and heareth my cry,
Psalms 40 2
He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock,
and gave me a firm place to stand.
And he brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and set my feet
upon a rock; he hath established my goings:
And He doth cause me to come up From a pit of desolation -- from mire of mud,
And He raiseth up on a rock my feet, He is establishing my steps.
Psalms 40 3
He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God. Many shall see it, and fear, and
shall trust in Yahweh.
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, praise unto our God. Many shall see it, and fear,
and shall confide in Jehovah.
And He putteth in my mouth a new song, `Praise to our God.` Many do see and fear,
and trust in Jehovah.
Psalms 40 4
Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust, And doesn`t respect the proud, nor such as
turn aside to lies.
Blessed is the man that hath made Jehovah his confidence, and turneth not to the proud,
and to such as turn aside to lies.
O the happiness of the man Who hath made Jehovah his trust, And hath not turned
unto the proud, And those turning aside to lies.
Psalms 40 5
Many, Yahweh, my God, are the wonderful works which you have done, And your thoughts
which are toward us. They can`t be set in order to you; If I would declare and speak of them,
they are more than can be numbered.
Thou, O Jehovah my God, hast multiplied thy marvellous works, and thy thoughts toward
us: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee; would I declare and speak [them], they
are more than can be numbered.
Much hast Thou done, Jehovah my God; Thy wonders and Thy thoughts toward us,
There is none to arrange unto Thee, I declare and speak: They have been more than
to be numbered.
Psalms 40 6
Sacrifice and offering you didn`t desire. My ears have you opened: Burnt offering and sin
offering have you not required.
Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire: ears hast thou prepared me. Burnt-offering
and sin-offering hast thou not demanded;
Sacrifice and present Thou hast not desired, Ears Thou hast prepared for me,
Burnt and sin-offering Thou hast not asked.
Psalms 40 7
Then I said, "Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the book in the scroll.
Then said I, Behold, I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me --
Then said I, `Lo, I have come,` In the roll of the book it is written of me,
Psalms 40 8
I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart."
To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.
To do Thy pleasure, my God, I have delighted, And Thy law [is] within my heart.
Psalms 40 9
I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Behold, I will not seal
my lips, Yahweh, you know.
I have published righteousness in the great congregation: behold, I have not withheld my
lips, Jehovah, *thou* knowest.
I have proclaimed tidings of righteousness In the great assembly, lo, my lips I
restrain not, O Jehovah, Thou hast known.
Psalms 40 10
I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart. I have declared your faithfulness and
your salvation. I have not concealed your lovingkindness and your truth from the great
assembly.
I have not hidden thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and
thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth from the great
congregation.
Thy righteousness I have not concealed In the midst of my heart, Thy faithfulness
and Thy salvation I have told, I have not hidden Thy kindness and Thy truth, To the
great assembly.
Psalms 40 11
Don`t withhold your tender mercies from me, Yahweh. Let your lovingkindness and your truth
continually preserve me.
Withhold not thou, Jehovah, thy tender mercies from me; let thy loving-kindness and thy
truth continually preserve me.
Thou, O Jehovah, restrainest not Thy mercies from me, Thy kindness and Thy truth
do continually keep me.
Psalms 40 12
For innumerable evils have surrounded me. My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not
able to look up. They are more than the hairs of my head. My heart has failed me.
For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon
me, so that I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head: and my heart hath
failed me.
For compassed me have evils innumerable, Overtaken me have mine iniquities,
And I have not been able to see; They have been more than the hairs of my head,
And my heart hath forsaken me.
Psalms 40 13
Be pleased, Yahweh, to deliver me. Hurry to help me, Yahweh.
Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me; Jehovah, make haste to my help.
Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me, O Jehovah, for my help make haste.
Psalms 40 14
Let them be put to shame and confounded together who seek after my soul to destroy it. Let
them be turned backward and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt.
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that seek after my soul to
destroy it; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine
adversity;
They are ashamed and confounded together, Who are seeking my soul to destroy it,
They are turned backward, And are ashamed, who are desiring my evil.
Psalms 40 15
Let them be desolate by reason of their shame that tell me, "Aha! Aha!"
Let them be desolate, because of their shame, that say unto me, Aha! Aha!
They are desolate because of their shame, Who are saying to me, `Aha, aha.`
Psalms 40 16
Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let such as love your salvation say
continually, "Let Yahweh be exalted!"
Let all those that seek thee be glad and rejoice in thee; let such as love thy salvation say
continually, Jehovah be magnified!
All seeking Thee rejoice and are glad in Thee, Those loving Thy salvation say
continually, `Jehovah is magnified.`
Psalms 40 17
But I am poor and needy; May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer.
Don`t delay, my God. Psalm 41 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
But I am afflicted and needy: the Lord thinketh upon me. Thou art my help and my
deliverer: my God, make no delay.
And I [am] poor and needy, The Lord doth devise for me. My help and my deliverer
[art] Thou, O my God, tarry Thou not.
Psalms 41 1
Blessed is he who considers the poor: Yahweh will deliver him in the day of evil.
{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Blessed is he that understandeth the poor:
Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. O the happiness of him Who is acting wisely
unto the poor, In a day of evil doth Jehovah deliver him.
Psalms 41 2
Yahweh will preserve him, and keep him alive, He shall be blessed on the earth, And he will
not surrender him to the will of his enemies.
Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive; he shall be made happy in the land; and
thou wilt not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
Jehovah doth preserve him and revive him, He is happy in the land, And Thou
givest him not into the will of his enemies.
Psalms 41 3
Yahweh will sustain him on his sickbed, And restore him from his bed of illness.
Jehovah will sustain him upon the bed of languishing: thou turnest all his bed in his
sickness.
Jehovah supporteth on a couch of sickness, All his bed Thou hast turned in his
weakness.
Psalms 41 4
I said, " Yahweh, have mercy on me. Heal me, for I have sinned against you."
As for me, I said, Jehovah, be gracious unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against
thee.
I -- I said, `O Jehovah, favour me, Heal my soul, for I did sin against Thee,`
Psalms 41 5
My enemies speak evil against me: "When will he die, and his name perish?"
Mine enemies wish me evil: When will he die, and his name perish?
Mine enemies say evil of me: When he dieth -- his name hath perished!
Psalms 41 6
If he come to see me, he speaks falsehood. His heart gathers iniquity to itself. When he goes
abroad, he tells it.
And if one come to see [me], he speaketh falsehood; his heart gathereth wickedness to
itself: he goeth abroad, he telleth [it].
And if he came to see -- vanity he speaketh, His heart gathereth iniquity to itself,
He goeth out -- at the street he speaketh.
Psalms 41 7
All who hate me whisper together against me. They imagine the worst for me.
All that hate me whisper together against me; against me do they devise my hurt.
All hating me whisper together against me, Against me they devise evil to me:
Psalms 41 8
"An evil disease," they say, "has afflicted him. Now that he lies he shall rise up no more."
A thing of Belial cleaveth fast unto him; and now that he is laid down, he will rise up no
more.
A thing of Belial is poured out on him, And because he lay down he riseth not
again.
Psalms 41 9
Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, Who ate bread with me, Has lifted up his heel
against me.
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I confided, who did eat of my bread, hath lifted
up [his] heel against me.
Even mine ally, in whom I trusted, One eating my bread, made great the heel
against me,
Psalms 41 10
But you, Yahweh, have mercy on me, and raise me up, That I may repay them.
But thou, Jehovah, be gracious unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
And Thou, Jehovah, favour me, And cause me to rise, And I give recompence to
them.
Psalms 41 11
By this I know that you delight in me, Because my enemy doesn`t triumph over me.
By this I know that thou delightest in me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
By this I have known, That Thou hast delighted in me, Because my enemy shouteth
not over me.
Psalms 41 12
As for me, you uphold me in my integrity, And set me in your presence forever.
But as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for
ever.
As to me, in mine integrity, Thou hast taken hold upon me, And causest me to
stand before Thee to the age.
Psalms 41 13
Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, From everlasting and to everlasting! Amen and amen.
BOOK II Psalm 42 For the Chief Musician. A contemplation by the sons of Korah.
Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, from eternity to eternity! Amen, and Amen.
Blessed [is] Jehovah, God of Israel, From the age -- and unto the age. Amen and
Amen.
Psalms 42 1
As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul after you, God.
{To the chief Musician. An instruction; of the sons of Korah.} As the hart panteth after
the water-brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
To the Overseer. -- An Instruction. By sons of Korah. As a hart doth pant for
streams of water, So my soul panteth toward Thee, O God.
Psalms 42 2
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living ·God: when shall I come and appear before God?
My soul thirsted for God, for the living God, When do I enter and see the face of
God?
Psalms 42 3
My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually ask me, "Where is your God?"
My tears have been my bread day and night, while they say unto me all the day, Where is
thy God?
My tear hath been to me bread day and night, In their saying unto me all the day,
`Where [is] thy God?`
Psalms 42 4
These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, How I used to go with the crowd,
and led them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping a holy
day.
These things I remember and have poured out my soul within me: how I passed along
with the multitude, how I went on with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy
and praise, a festive multitude.
These I remember, and pour out my soul in me, For I pass over into the booth, I go
softly with them unto the house of God, With the voice of singing and confession,
The multitude keeping feast!
Psalms 42 5
Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall
still praise him for the saving help of his presence.
Why art thou cast down, my soul, and art disquieted in me? hope in God; for I shall yet
praise him, [for] the health of his countenance.
What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? Yea, art thou troubled within me? Wait for
God, for still I confess Him: The salvation of my countenance -- My God!
Psalms 42 6
My God, my soul is in despair within me. Therefore I remember you from the land of the
Jordan, The heights of Hermon, from the hill Mizar.
My God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore do I remember thee from the land of
the Jordan, and the Hermons, from mount Mizar.
In me doth my soul bow itself, Therefore I remember Thee from the land of Jordan,
And of the Hermons, from the hill Mizar.
Psalms 42 7
Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterfalls. All your waves and your billows have swept
over me.
Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy cataracts; all thy breakers and thy billows are
gone over me.
Deep unto deep is calling At the noise of Thy water-spouts, All Thy breakers and
Thy billows passed over me.
Psalms 42 8
Yahweh will command his lovingkindness in the daytime. In the night his song shall be with
me: A prayer to the God of my life.
In the day-time will Jehovah command his loving-kindness, and in the night his song
shall be with me, a prayer unto the ·God of my life.
By day Jehovah commandeth His kindness, And by night a song [is] with me, A
prayer to the God of my life.
Psalms 42 9
I will ask God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the
oppression of the enemy?"
I will say unto ·God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of
the oppression of the enemy?
I say to God my rock, `Why hast Thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning in the
oppression of an enemy?
Psalms 42 10
As with a sword in my bones, my adversaries reproach me, While they continually ask me,
"Where is your God?"
As with a crushing in my bones mine adversaries reproach me, while they say unto me all
the day, Where is thy God?
With a sword in my bones Have mine adversaries reproached me, In their saying
unto me all the day, `Where [is] thy God?`
Psalms 42 11
Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall
still praise him, The saving help of my countenance, and my God. Psalm 43
Why art thou cast down, my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God;
for I shall yet praise him, [who is] the health of my countenance, and my God.
What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? And what! art thou troubled within me?
Wait for God, for still I confess Him, The salvation of my countenance, and my God!


Study Questions

Where was the law of God? 40:8

What should those who love the LORD say? 40:16

God is ________? 42:2




The World English Bible


Sept. 5
1 Corinthians 1

1Co 1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,
1Co 1:2 to the assembly of God which is at Corinth; those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both theirs and ours:
1Co 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1Co 1:4 I always thank my God concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus;
1Co 1:5 that in everything you were enriched in him, in all speech and all knowledge;
1Co 1:6 even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:
1Co 1:7 so that you come behind in no gift; waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ;
1Co 1:8 who will also confirm you until the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Co 1:9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
1Co 1:10 Now I beg you, brothers, through the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
1Co 1:11 For it has been reported to me concerning you, my brothers, by those who are from Chloe's household, that there are contentions among you.
1Co 1:12 Now I mean this, that each one of you says, "I follow Paul," "I follow Apollos," "I follow Cephas," and, "I follow Christ."
1Co 1:13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized into the name of Paul?
1Co 1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, except Crispus and Gaius,
1Co 1:15 so that no one should say that I had baptized you into my own name.
1Co 1:16 (I also baptized the household of Stephanas; besides them, I don't know whether I baptized any other.)
1Co 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Good News--not in wisdom of words, so that the cross of Christ wouldn't be made void.
1Co 1:18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are saved it is the power of God.
1Co 1:19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing."
1Co 1:20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Hasn't God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1Co 1:21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom didn't know God, it was God's good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who believe.
1Co 1:22 For Jews ask for signs, Greeks seek after wisdom,
1Co 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified; a stumbling block to Jews, and foolishness to Greeks,
1Co 1:24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1Co 1:26 For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble;
1Co 1:27 but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
1Co 1:28 and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are:
1Co 1:29 that no flesh should boast before God.
1Co 1:30 But of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption:
1Co 1:31 that, according as it is written, "He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord."



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.
1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians 1 1
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,
Paul, [a] called apostle of Jesus Christ, by God`s will, and Sosthenes the brother,
Paul, a called apostle of Jesus Christ, through the will of God, and Sosthenes the
brother,
1 Corinthians 1 2
to the assembly of God which is at Corinth; those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be
saints, with all who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both theirs and ours:
to the assembly of God which is in Corinth, to [those] sanctified in Christ Jesus, called
saints, with all that in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both theirs
and ours:
to the assembly of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called
saints, with all those calling upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every
place -- both theirs and ours:
1 Corinthians 1 3
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and [the] Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
1 Corinthians 1 4
I always thank my God concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus;
I thank my God always about you, in respect of the grace of God given to you in Christ
Jesus;
I give thanks to my God always concerning you for the grace of God that was given
to you in Christ Jesus,
1 Corinthians 1 5
that in everything you were enriched in him, in all speech and all knowledge;
that in everything ye have been enriched in him, in all word [of doctrine], and all
knowledge,
that in every thing ye were enriched in him, in all discourse and all knowledge,
1 Corinthians 1 6
even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:
(according as the testimony of the Christ has been confirmed in you,)
according as the testimony of the Christ was confirmed in you,
1 Corinthians 1 7
so that you come behind in no gift; waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ;
so that ye come short in no gift, awaiting the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ;
so that ye are not behind in any gift, waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus
Christ,
1 Corinthians 1 8
who will also confirm you until the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
who shall also confirm you to [the] end, unimpeachable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
who also shall confirm you unto the end -- unblamable in the day of our Lord Jesus
Christ;
1 Corinthians 1 9
God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ, our
Lord.
God [is] faithful, by whom ye have been called into [the] fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ
our Lord.
faithful [is] God, through whom ye were called to the fellowship of His Son Jesus
Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1 10
Now I beg you, brothers, through the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same
thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfected together in the same
mind and in the same judgment.
Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all say the same
thing, and that there be not among you divisions; but that ye be perfectly united in the
same mind and in the same opinion.
And I call upon you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that the
same thing ye may all say, and there may not be divisions among you, and ye may
be perfected in the same mind, and in the same judgment,
1 Corinthians 1 11
For it has been reported to me concerning you, my brothers, by those who are from Chloe`s
household, that there are contentions among you.
For it has been shewn to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of [the house of] Chloe,
that there are strifes among you.
for it was signified to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe, that
contentions are among you;
1 Corinthians 1 12
Now I mean this, that each one of you says, "I follow Paul," "I follow Apollos," "I follow Cephas,"
and, "I follow Christ."
But I speak of this, that each of you says, *I* am of Paul, and *I* of Apollos, and *I* of
Cephas, and *I* of Christ.
and I say this, that each one of you saith, `I, indeed, am of Paul` -- `and I of Apollos,`
-- `and I of Cephas,` -- `and I of Christ.`
1 Corinthians 1 13
Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized into the name of Paul?
Is the Christ divided? has Paul been crucified for you? or have ye been baptised unto the
name of Paul?
Hath the Christ been divided? was Paul crucified for you? or to the name of Paul
were ye baptized;
1 Corinthians 1 14
I thank God that I baptized none of you, except Crispus and Gaius,
I thank God that I have baptised none of you, unless Crispus and Gaius,
I give thanks to God that no one of you did I baptize, except Crispus and Gaius --
1 Corinthians 1 15
so that no one should say that I had baptized you into my own name.
that no one may say that I have baptised unto my own name.
that no one may say that to my own name I did baptize;
1 Corinthians 1 16
(I also baptized the household of Stephanas; besides them, I don`t know whether I baptized any
other.)
Yes, I baptised also the house of Stephanas; for the rest I know not if I have baptised any
other.
and I did baptize also Stephanas` household -- further, I have not known if I did
baptize any other.
1 Corinthians 1 17
For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel -- not in wisdom of words, so that the
cross of Christ wouldn`t be made void.
For Christ has not sent me to baptise, but to preach glad tidings; not in wisdom of word,
that the cross of the Christ may not be made vain.
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but -- to proclaim good news; not in wisdom
of discourse, that the cross of the Christ may not be made of none effect;
1 Corinthians 1 18
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are saved it is the
power of God.
For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but to us that are saved it is
God`s power.
for the word of the cross to those indeed perishing is foolishness, and to us --
those being saved -- it is the power of God,
1 Corinthians 1 19
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, I will bring the discernment of the
discerning to nothing."
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and set aside the understanding
of the understanding ones.
for it hath been written, `I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the
intelligence of the intelligent I will bring to nought;`
1 Corinthians 1 20
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Hasn`t God made
foolish the wisdom of this world?
Where [is the] wise? where scribe? where disputer of this world? has not God made
foolish the wisdom of the world?
where [is] the wise? where the scribe? where a disputer of this age? did not God
make foolish the wisdom of this world?
1 Corinthians 1 21
For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom didn`t know God, it was
God`s good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who believe.
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom has not known God, God has been
pleased by the foolishness of the preaching to save those that believe.
for, seeing in the wisdom of God the world through the wisdom knew not God, it
did please God through the foolishness of the preaching to save those believing.
1 Corinthians 1 22
For Jews ask for signs, Greeks seek after wisdom,
Since Jews indeed ask for signs, and Greeks seek wisdom;
Since also Jews ask a sign, and Greeks seek wisdom,
1 Corinthians 1 23
but we preach Christ crucified; a stumbling block to Jews, and foolishness to Greeks,
but *we* preach Christ crucified, to Jews an offence, and to nations foolishness;
also we -- we preach Christ crucified, to Jews, indeed, a stumbling-block, and to
Greeks foolishness,
1 Corinthians 1 24
but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of
God.
but to those that [are] called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ God`s power and God`s wisdom.
and to those called -- both Jews and Greeks -- Christ the power of God, and the
wisdom of God,
1 Corinthians 1 25
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger
than men.
because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is
stronger than men;
1 Corinthians 1 26
For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many
mighty, and not many noble;
For consider your calling, brethren, that [there are] not many wise according to flesh,
not many powerful, not many high-born.
for see your calling, brethren, that not many [are] wise according to the flesh, not
many mighty, not many noble;
1 Corinthians 1 27
but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God
chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise;
and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong
things;
but the foolish things of the world did God choose, that the wise He may put to
shame; and the weak things of the world did God choose that He may put to shame
the strong;
1 Corinthians 1 28
and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things
that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are:
and the ignoble things of the world, and the despised, has God chosen, [and] things that
are not, that he may annul the things that are;
and the base things of the world, and the things despised did God choose, and the
things that are not, that the things that are He may make useless --
1 Corinthians 1 29
that no flesh should boast before God.
so that no flesh should boast before God.
that no flesh may glory before Him;
1 Corinthians 1 30
But of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and
sanctification, and redemption:
But of him are *ye* in Christ Jesus, who has been made to us wisdom from God, and
righteousness, and holiness, and redemption;
and of Him ye -- ye are in Christ Jesus, who became to us from God wisdom,
righteousness also, and sanctification, and redemption,
1 Corinthians 1 31
that, according as it is written, "He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord."
that according as it is written, He that boasts, let him boast in [the] Lord.
that, according as it hath been written, `He who is glorying -- in the Lord let him
glory.`
 

Study Questions

How were they to be joined? 1:10

What has God made foolish? 1:20