9/6/13

From Gary... For the birds...


Lunchtime, but not for everybody.  Talk about a "put down".  One is filled and the other goes hungry.  If birds have feelings, then I would guess someone is very unhappy right about now!!!  If we take this concept into the first century world, then I wonder how the gentiles felt when they encountered a Jew.  Resentful- you bet!!! But, that was to come to an end.  Here is the story:

Acts, Chapter 10

 1 Now there was a certain man in Caesarea, Cornelius by name, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment,  2 a devout man, and one who feared God with all his house, who gave gifts for the needy generously to the people, and always prayed to God.  3 At about the ninth hour of the day, he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God coming to him, and saying to him, “Cornelius!” 


  4  He, fastening his eyes on him, and being frightened, said, “What is it, Lord?” 

He said to him, “Your prayers and your gifts to the needy have gone up for a memorial before God. 5 Now send men to Joppa, and get Simon, who is also called Peter.  6 He lodges with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the seaside.  

  7  When the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier of those who waited on him continually.  8 Having explained everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.  9 Now on the next day as they were on their journey, and got close to the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray at about noon.  10 He became hungry and desired to eat, but while they were preparing, he fell into a trance.  11 He saw heaven opened and a certain container descending to him, like a great sheet let down by four corners on the earth,  12 in which were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild animals, reptiles, and birds of the sky.  13 A voice came to him, “Rise, Peter, kill and eat!” 

  14  But Peter said, “Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” 

  15  A voice came to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed, you must not call unclean.”   16 This was done three times, and immediately the vessel was received up into heaven. 17 Now while Peter was very perplexed in himself what the vision which he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon’s house, stood before the gate,  18 and called and asked whether Simon, who was also called Peter, was lodging there. 19 While Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three  men seek you. 20 But arise, get down, and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them.” 

  21  Peter went down to the men, and said, “Behold, I am he whom you seek. Why have you come?” 

  22  They said, “Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous man and one who fears God, and well spoken of by all the nation of the Jews, was directed by a holy angel to invite you to his house, and to listen to what you say.”  23 So he called them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter arose and went out with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa accompanied him.  24 On the next day they entered into Caesarea. Cornelius was waiting for them, having called together his relatives and his near friends.  25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, fell down at his feet, and worshiped him.  26 But Peter raised him up, saying, “Stand up! I myself am also a man.”  27 As he talked with him, he went in and found many gathered together.  28 He said to them, “You yourselves know how it is an unlawful thing for a man who is a Jew to join himself or come to one of another nation, but God has shown me that I shouldn’t call any man unholy or unclean.  29 Therefore also I came without complaint when I was sent for. I ask therefore, why did you send for me?” 

  30  Cornelius said, “Four days ago, I was fasting until this hour, and at the ninth hour, I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,  31 and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer is heard, and your gifts to the needy are remembered in the sight of God.  32 Send therefore to Joppa, and summon Simon, who is also called Peter. He lodges in the house of Simon a tanner, by the seaside. When he comes, he will speak to you.’  33 Therefore I sent to you at once, and it was good of you to come. Now therefore we are all here present in the sight of God to hear all things that have been commanded you by God.” 

  34  Peter opened his mouth and said, “Truly I perceive that God doesn’t show favoritism;  35 but in every nation he who fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.  36 The word which he sent to the children of Israel, preaching good news of peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all— 37 you yourselves know what happened, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;  38 even Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.  39 We are witnesses of everything he did both in the country of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they also killed, hanging him on a tree.  40 God raised him up the third day, and gave him to be revealed,  41 not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen before by God, to us, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.  42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that this is he who is appointed by God as the Judge of the living and the dead.  43 All the prophets testify about him, that through his name everyone who believes in him will receive remission of sins.” 


God doesn't play favorites. Right in heart and right in action is always right (correct).  It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from, what size you are or the color of your skin.  If verse 35 can be rightly applied to you- you are in.  Leave even the concept of favoritism out of the picture- its for the birds!!!

From Gary.... Bible Reading and Study September 6



Bible Reading and Study    

September 6


The World English Bible


Sept. 6
Psalms 43-45

Psa 43:1 Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Oh, deliver me from deceitful and wicked men.
Psa 43:2 For you are the God of my strength. Why have you rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Psa 43:3 Oh, send out your light and your truth. Let them lead me. Let them bring me to your holy hill, To your tents.
Psa 43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy. I will praise you on the harp, God, my God.
Psa 43:5 Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him: my Savior, my helper, and my God.

Psa 44:1 We have heard with our ears, God; our fathers have told us, what work you did in their days, in the days of old.
Psa 44:2 You drove out the nations with your hand, but you planted them. You afflicted the peoples, but you spread them abroad.
Psa 44:3 For they didn't get the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them; but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your face, because you were favorable to them.
Psa 44:4 You are my King, God. Command victories for Jacob!
Psa 44:5 Through you, will we push down our adversaries. Through your name, will we tread them under who rise up against us.
Psa 44:6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.
Psa 44:7 But you have saved us from our adversaries, and have shamed those who hate us.
Psa 44:8 In God we have made our boast all day long, we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah.
Psa 44:9 But now you rejected us, and brought us to dishonor, and don't go out with our armies.
Psa 44:10 You make us turn back from the adversary. Those who hate us take spoil for themselves.
Psa 44:11 You have made us like sheep for food, and have scattered us among the nations.
Psa 44:12 You sell your people for nothing, and have gained nothing from their sale.
Psa 44:13 You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scoffing and a derision to those who are around us.
Psa 44:14 You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.
Psa 44:15 All day long my dishonor is before me, and shame covers my face,
Psa 44:16 At the taunt of one who reproaches and verbally abuses, because of the enemy and the avenger.
Psa 44:17 All this has come on us, yet have we not forgotten you, Neither have we been false to your covenant.
Psa 44:18 Our heart has not turned back, neither have our steps strayed from your path,
Psa 44:19 Though you have crushed us in the haunt of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death.
Psa 44:20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
Psa 44:21 won't God search this out? For he knows the secrets of the heart.
Psa 44:22 Yes, for your sake we are killed all day long. We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter.
Psa 44:23 Wake up! Why do you sleep, Lord? Arise! Don't reject us forever.
Psa 44:24 Why do you hide your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression?
Psa 44:25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust. Our body cleaves to the earth.
Psa 44:26 Rise up to help us. Redeem us for your loving kindness' sake.

Psa 45:1 My heart overflows with a noble theme. I recite my verses for the king. My tongue is like the pen of a skillful writer.
Psa 45:2 You are the most excellent of the sons of men. Grace has anointed your lips, therefore God has blessed you forever.
Psa 45:3 Gird your sword on your thigh, mighty one: your splendor and your majesty.
Psa 45:4 In your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds.
Psa 45:5 Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king's enemies.
Psa 45:6 Your throne, God, is forever and ever. A scepter of equity is the scepter of your kingdom.
Psa 45:7 You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
Psa 45:8 All your garments smell like myrrh, aloes, and cassia. Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.
Psa 45:9 Kings' daughters are among your honorable women. At your right hand the queen stands in gold of Ophir.
Psa 45:10 Listen, daughter, consider, and turn your ear. Forget your own people, and also your father's house.
Psa 45:11 So the king will desire your beauty, honor him, for he is your lord.
Psa 45:12 The daughter of Tyre comes with a gift. The rich among the people entreat your favor.
Psa 45:13 The princess inside is all glorious. Her clothing is interwoven with gold.
Psa 45:14 She shall be led to the king in embroidered work. The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to you.
Psa 45:15 With gladness and rejoicing they shall be led. They shall enter into the king's palace.
Psa 45:16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers. You shall make them princes in all the earth.
Psa 45:17 I will make your name to be remembered in all generations. Therefore the peoples shall give you thanks forever and ever.

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Psalms

Psalms 43 1
Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Oh, deliver me from
deceitful and wicked men.
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; deliver me from the
deceitful and unrighteous man.
Judge me, O God, And plead my cause against a nation not pious, From a man of
deceit and perverseness Thou dost deliver me,
Psalms 43 2
For you are the God of my strength. Why have you rejected me? Why do I go mourning because
of the oppression of the enemy?
For thou art the God of my strength: why hast thou cast me off? why go I about mourning
because of the oppression of the enemy?
For thou [art] the God of my strength. Why hast Thou cast me off? Why mourning
do I go up and down, In the oppression of an enemy?
Psalms 43 3
Oh, send out your light and your truth. Let them lead me. Let them bring me to your holy hill,
To your tents.
Send out thy light and thy truth: *they* shall lead me, *they* shall bring me to thy holy
mount, and unto thy habitations.
Send forth Thy light and Thy truth, They -- they lead me, they bring me in, Unto
Thy holy hill, and unto Thy tabernacles.
Psalms 43 4
Then I will go to the altar of God, To God, my exceeding joy. I will praise you on the harp, God,
my God.
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto the ·God of the gladness of my joy: yea, upon the
harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.
And I go in unto the altar of God, Unto God, the joy of my rejoicing. And I thank
Thee with a harp, O God, my God.
Psalms 43 5
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 face, and my God. Psalm 44 For the Chief Musician.
By the sons of Korah. A contemplative psalm.
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!
Psalms 44 1
We have heard with our ears, God; Our fathers have told us, What work you did in their days,
In the days of old.
{To the chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. An instruction.} O God, with our ears have
we heard, our fathers have told us, the work thou wroughtest in their days, in the days of
old:
To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. An Instruction. O God, with our ears we have
heard, Our fathers have recounted to us, The work Thou didst work in their days,
In the days of old.
Psalms 44 2
You drove out the nations with your hand, But you planted them. You afflicted the peoples,
But you spread them abroad.
Thou, by thy hand, didst dispossess the nations, but them thou didst plant; thou didst
afflict the peoples, but them didst thou cause to spread out.
Thou, [with] Thy hand, nations hast dispossessed. And Thou dost plant them. Thou
afflictest peoples, and sendest them away.
Psalms 44 3
For they didn`t get the land in possession by their own sword, Neither did their own arm save
them; But your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your face, Because you were
favorable to them.
For not by their own sword did they take possession of the land, neither did their own
arm save them; but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance,
because thou hadst delight in them.
For, not by their sword Possessed they the land, And their arm gave not salvation
to them, But Thy right hand, and Thine arm, And the light of Thy countenance,
Because Thou hadst accepted them.
Psalms 44 4
You are my King, God. Command victories for Jacob!
Thou thyself art my king, O God: command deliverance for Jacob.
Thou [art] He, my king, O God, Command the deliverances of Jacob.
Psalms 44 5
Through you, will we push down our adversaries. Through your name, will we tread them
under who rise up against us.
Through thee will we push down our adversaries; through thy name will we tread them
under that rise up against us.
By Thee our adversaries we do push, By Thy name tread down our withstanders,
Psalms 44 6
For I will not trust in my bow, Neither shall my sword save me.
For I will not put confidence in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.
For, not in my bow do I trust, And my sword doth not save me.
Psalms 44 7
But you have saved us from our adversaries, And have put them to shame who hate us.
For thou hast saved us from our adversaries, and hast put them to shame that hate us.
For Thou hast saved us from our adversaries, And those hating us Thou hast put to
shame.
Psalms 44 8
In God have we made our boast all day long, We will give thanks to your name forever. Selah.
In God will we boast all the day, and we will praise thy name for ever. Selah.
In God we have boasted all the day, And Thy name to the age we thank. Selah.
Psalms 44 9
But now you rejected us, and brought us to dishonor, And don`t go out with our armies.
But thou hast cast off, and put us to confusion, and dost not go forth with our armies;
In anger Thou hast cast off and causest us to blush, And goest not forth with our
hosts.
Psalms 44 10
You make us turn back from the adversary. Those who hate us take spoil for themselves.
Thou hast made us to turn back from the adversary, and they that hate us spoil for
themselves;
Thou causest us to turn backward from an adversary, And those hating us, Have
spoiled for themselves.
Psalms 44 11
You have made us like sheep for food, And have scattered us among the nations.
Thou hast given us over like sheep [appointed] for meat, and hast scattered us among the
nations;
Thou makest us food like sheep, And among nations Thou hast scattered us.
Psalms 44 12
You sell your people for nothing, And have gained nothing from their sale.
Thou hast sold thy people for nought, and hast not increased [thy wealth] by their price;
Thou sellest Thy people -- without wealth, And hast not become great by their
price.
Psalms 44 13
You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to those who are round
about us.
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a mockery and a derision for them that are
round about us;
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, A scorn and a reproach to our
surrounders.
Psalms 44 14
You make us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.
Thou makest us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.
Thou makest us a simile among nations, A shaking of the head among peoples.
Psalms 44 15
All day long is my dishonor before me, And shame covers my face,
All the day my confusion is before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,
All the day my confusion [is] before me, And the shame of my face hath covered me.
Psalms 44 16
At the taunt of one who reproaches and reviles, Because of the enemy and the avenger.
Because of the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy
and the avenger.
Because of the voice of a reproacher and reviler, Because of an enemy and a self-
avenger.
Psalms 44 17
All this has come on us, Yet have we not forgotten you, Neither have we been false to your
covenant.
All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely
against thy covenant:
All this met us, and we did not forget Thee, Nor have we dealt falsely in Thy
covenant.
Psalms 44 18
Our heart has not turned back, Neither have our steps declined from your way,
Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy path;
We turn not backward our heart, Nor turn aside doth our step from Thy path.
Psalms 44 19
That you have crushed us in the haunt of jackals, And covered us with the shadow of death.
Though thou hast crushed us in the place of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of
death.
But Thou hast smitten us in a place of dragons, And dost cover us over with death-
shade.
Psalms 44 20
If we have forgotten the name of our God, Or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
If we had forgotten the name of our God, and stretched out our hands to a strange ·god,
If we have forgotten the name of our God, And spread our hands to a strange God,
Psalms 44 21
Won`t God search this out? For he knows the secrets of the heart.
Would not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Doth not God search out this? For He knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Psalms 44 22
Yes, for your sake are we killed all day long. We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter.
But for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are reckoned as sheep for slaughter.
Surely, for Thy sake we have been slain all the day, Reckoned as sheep of the
slaughter.
Psalms 44 23
Wake up! Why do you sleep, Lord? Arise! Don`t reject us forever.
Awake, why sleepest thou, Lord? arise, cast [us] not off for ever.
Stir up -- why dost Thou sleep, O Lord? Awake, cast us not off for ever.
Psalms 44 24
Why do you hide your face, And forget our affliction and our oppression?
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, [and] forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
Why Thy face hidest Thou? Thou forgettest our afflictions and our oppression,
Psalms 44 25
For our soul is bowed down to the dust. Our body cleaves to the earth.
For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
For bowed to the dust hath our soul, Cleaved to the earth hath our belly.
Psalms 44 26
Rise up to help us. Redeem us for your lovingkindness` sake. Psalm 45 For the Chief
Musician. Set to "The Lilies." A contemplation by the sons of Korah. A wedding song.
Rise up for our help, and redeem us for thy loving-kindness` sake.
Arise, a help to us, And ransom us for thy kindness` sake.
Psalms 45 1
My heart overflows with a noble theme. I recite my verses for the king. My tongue is like the
pen of a skillful writer.
{To the chief Musician. Upon Shoshannim. Of the sons of Korah. An instruction; -- a song
of the Beloved.} My heart is welling forth [with] a good matter: I say what I have
composed touching the king. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
To the Overseer. -- `On the Lilies.` -- By sons of Korah. -- An Instruction. -- A song of
loves. My heart hath indited a good thing, I am telling my works to a king, My
tongue [is] the pen of a speedy writer.
Psalms 45 2
You are the most excellent of the sons of men. Grace has anointed your lips, Therefore God has
blessed you forever.
Thou art fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath
blessed thee for ever.
Thou hast been beautified above the sons of men, Grace hath been poured into thy
lips, Therefore hath God blessed thee to the age.
Psalms 45 3
Gird your sword on your thigh, mighty one, Your splendor and your majesty.
Gird thy sword upon [thy] thigh, O mighty one, [in] thy majesty and thy splendour;
Gird Thy sword upon the thigh, O mighty, Thy glory and Thy majesty!
Psalms 45 4
In your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let
your right hand display awesome deeds.
And [in] thy splendour ride prosperously, because of truth and meekness [and]
righteousness: and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
As to Thy majesty -- prosper! -- ride! Because of truth, and meekness --
righteousness, And Thy right hand showeth Thee fearful things.
Psalms 45 5
Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king`s
enemies.
Thine arrows are sharp -- peoples fall under thee -- in the heart of the king`s enemies.
Thine arrows [are] sharp, -- Peoples fall under Thee -- In the heart of the enemies
of the king.
Psalms 45 6
Your throne, God, is forever and ever. A scepter of equity is the scepter of your kingdom.
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of thy
kingdom:
Thy throne, O God, [is] age-during, and for ever, A sceptre of uprightness [Is] the
sceptre of Thy kingdom.
Psalms 45 7
You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed
you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; therefore God, thy God, hath
anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy companions.
Thou hast loved righteousness and hatest wickedness, Therefore God, thy God,
hath anointed thee, Oil of joy above thy companions.
Psalms 45 8
All your garments smell like myrrh, aloes, and cassia. Out of ivory palaces stringed
instruments have made you glad.
Myrrh and aloes, cassia, are all thy garments; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments
have made thee glad.
Myrrh and aloes, cassia! all thy garments, Out of palaces of ivory Stringed
instruments have made thee glad.
Psalms 45 9
Kings` daughters are among your honorable women. At your right hand the queen stands in
gold of Ophir.
Kings` daughters are among thine honourable women; upon thy right hand doth stand
the queen in gold of Ophir.
Daughters of kings [are] among thy precious ones, A queen hath stood at thy right
hand, In pure gold of Ophir.
Psalms 45 10
Listen, daughter, consider, and turn your ear. Forget your own people, and also your father`s
house.
Hearken, daughter, and see, and incline thine ear; and forget thine own people and thy
father`s house:
Hearken, O daughter, and see, incline thine ear, And forget thy people, and thy
father`s house,
Psalms 45 11
So will the king desire your beauty, Honor him, for he is your lord.
And the king will desire thy beauty; for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.
And the king doth desire thy beauty, Because he [is] thy lord -- bow thyself to him,
Psalms 45 12
The daughter of Tyre comes with a gift. The rich among the people entreat your favor.
And the daughter of Tyre with a gift, the rich ones among the people, shall court thy
favour.
And the daughter of Tyre with a present, The rich of the people do appease thy
face.
Psalms 45 13
The princess inside is all glorious. Her clothing is interwoven with gold.
All glorious is the king`s daughter within; her clothing is of wrought gold:
All glory [is] the daughter of the king within, Of gold-embroidered work [is] her
clothing.
Psalms 45 14
She shall be led to the king in embroidered work. The virgins, her companions who follow her,
shall be brought to you.
She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of embroidery; the virgins behind her,
her companions, shall be brought in unto thee:
In divers colours she is brought to the king, Virgins -- after her -- her
companions, Are brought to thee.
Psalms 45 15
With gladness and rejoicing shall they be led. They shall enter into the king`s palace.
With joy and gladness shall they be brought; they shall enter into the king`s palace.
They are brought with joy and gladness, They come into the palace of the king.
Psalms 45 16
Your sons will take the place of your fathers. You shall make them princes in all the earth.
Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons; princes shalt thou make them in all the earth.
Instead of thy fathers are thy sons, Thou dost appoint them for princes in all the
earth.
Psalms 45 17
I will make your name to be remembered in all generations. Therefore the peoples shall give
you thanks forever and ever. Psalm 46 For the Chief Musician. By the sons of Korah. A song
for Alamoth.
I will make thy name to be remembered throughout all generations; therefore shall the
peoples praise thee for ever and ever.
I make mention of Thy name in all generations, Therefore do peoples praise Thee,
To the age, and for ever!


Study Questions

Hope in _________? 43:5

God knows ___________? 44:21

The kingdom of God is __________? 45:6


The World English Bible

Sept. 6
1 Corinthians 2

1Co 2:1 When I came to you, brothers, I didn't come with excellence of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
1Co 2:2 For I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
1Co 2:3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.
1Co 2:4 My speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
1Co 2:5 that your faith wouldn't stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1Co 2:6 We speak wisdom, however, among those who are full grown; yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nothing.
1Co 2:7 But we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom that has been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds for our glory,
1Co 2:8 which none of the rulers of this world has known. For had they known it, they wouldn't have crucified the Lord of glory.
1Co 2:9 But as it is written, "Things which an eye didn't see, and an ear didn't hear, which didn't enter into the heart of man, these God has prepared for those who love him."
1Co 2:10 But to us, God revealed them through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
1Co 2:11 For who among men knows the things of a man, except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so, no one knows the things of God, except God's Spirit.
1Co 2:12 But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might know the things that were freely given to us by God.
1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual things.
1Co 2:14 Now the natural man doesn't receive the things of God's Spirit, for they are foolishness to him, and he can't know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
1Co 2:15 But he who is spiritual discerns all things, and he himself is judged by no one.
1Co 2:16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him?" But we have Christ's mind.


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1 Corinthians


1 Corinthians 2 1
When I came to you, brothers, I didn`t come with excellence of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming
to you the testimony of God.
And *I*, when I came to you, brethren, came not in excellency of word, or wisdom,
announcing to you the testimony of God.
And I, having come unto you, brethren, came -- not in superiority of discourse or
wisdom -- declaring to you the testimony of God,
1 Corinthians 2 2
For I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
For I did not judge [it well] to know anything among you save Jesus Christ, and *him*
crucified.
for I decided not to know any thing among you, except Jesus Christ, and him
crucified;
1 Corinthians 2 3
I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.
And *I* was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling;
and I, in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling, was with you;
1 Corinthians 2 4
My speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in
demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
and my word and my preaching, not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in
demonstration of [the] Spirit and of power;
and my word and my preaching was not in persuasive words of human wisdom,
but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power --
1 Corinthians 2 5
that your faith wouldn`t stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
that your faith might not stand in men`s wisdom, but in God`s power.
that your faith may not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1 Corinthians 2 6
We speak wisdom, however, among those who are full grown; yet a wisdom not of this world, nor
of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nothing.
But we speak wisdom among the perfect; but wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers
of this world, who come to nought.
And wisdom we speak among the perfect, and wisdom not of this age, nor of the
rulers of this age -- of those becoming useless,
1 Corinthians 2 7
But we speak God`s wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom that has been hidden, which God
foreordained before the worlds to our glory,
But we speak God`s wisdom in [a] mystery, that hidden [wisdom] which God had
predetermined before the ages for our glory:
but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a secret, that God foreordained before
the ages to our glory,
1 Corinthians 2 8
which none of the rulers of this world has known. For had they known it, they wouldn`t have
crucified the Lord of glory.
which none of the princes of this age knew, (for had they known, they would not have
crucified the Lord of glory;)
which no one of the rulers of this age did know, for if they had known, the Lord of
the glory they would not have crucified;
1 Corinthians 2 9
But as it is written, "Things which eye didn`t see, and ear didn`t hear, Which didn`t enter into
the heart of man, Whatever things God prepared for those who love him."
but according as it is written, Things which eye has not seen, and ear not heard, and
which have not come into man`s heart, which God has prepared for them that love him,
but, according as it hath been written, `What eye did not see, and ear did not
hear, and upon the heart of man came not up, what God did prepare for those
loving Him --`
1 Corinthians 2 10
But to us, God revealed them through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep
things of God.
but God has revealed to us by [his] Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the
depths of God.
but to us did God reveal [them] through His Spirit, for the Spirit all things doth
search, even the depths of God,
1 Corinthians 2 11
For who among men knows the things of a man, except the spirit of the man, which is in him?
Even so, no one knows the things of God, except God`s Spirit.
For who of men hath known the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in
him? thus also the things of God knows no one except the Spirit of God.
for who of men hath known the things of the man, except the spirit of the man
that [is] in him? so also the things of God no one hath known, except the Spirit of
God.
1 Corinthians 2 12
But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might
know the things that were freely given to us by God.
But *we* have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which [is] of God, that
we may know the things which have been freely given to us of God:
And we the spirit of the world did not receive, but the Spirit that [is] of God, that
we may know the things conferred by God on us,
1 Corinthians 2 13
Which things also we speak, not in words which man`s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy
Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual things.
which also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the
Spirit, communicating spiritual [things] by spiritual [means].
which things also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those
taught by the Holy Spirit, with spiritual things spiritual things comparing,
1 Corinthians 2 14
Now the natural man doesn`t receive the things of the God`s Spirit, for they are foolishness to
him, and he can`t know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
But [the] natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to
him; and he cannot know [them] because they are spiritually discerned;
and the natural man doth not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for to him
they are foolishness, and he is not able to know [them], because spiritually they
are discerned;
1 Corinthians 2 15
But he who is spiritual discerns all things, and he himself is judged by no one.
but the spiritual discerns all things, and *he* is discerned of no one.
and he who is spiritual, doth discern indeed all things, and he himself is by no
one discerned;
1 Corinthians 2 16
"For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him?" But we have Christ`s
mind.
For who has known the mind of [the] Lord, who shall instruct him? But *we* have the
mind of Christ.
for who did know the mind of the Lord that he shall instruct Him? and we -- we
have the mind of Christ.

 
Study Questions

What did Paul determine to know? 2:2

Who knows the thoughts of God? 2:11