9/13/13

From Gary... Something more than "flower power"

















I would classify this as a truly magnificent photo!!!  I know, its JUST A FLOWER!!!  But look at the beauty of the thing!!!  The black background makes it "POP" and the colors contrast in such a way as to etch it in your memory (at least it does mine, anyway).  I love it!!! And 
I guess that classifies me as a lover of flowers.  With a last name like "Rose", its hard NOT to think about flowers from time to time. But, as usual, I am rambling, but there is a point to this: YOU ARE WHAT YOU LOVE!!!  The apostle John puts it this way...

1 John, Chapter 2
15  Don’t love the world, neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father’s love isn’t in him.  16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, isn’t the Father’s, but is the world’s.  17 The world is passing away with its lusts, but he who does God’s will remains forever. 

You are what you love!!!  A statement worth remembering!!!!  Those who love the world and the things in it will pass away, those whose life is spent in obedience to God (through love) will remain forever!!! Quite a contrast there; which is why the picture and John's quotation means so much to me.  I pray that they will mean something to you as well!!!  Now, that's flower power...

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study September 13



Bible Reading and Study   


September 13


The World English Bible


Sept. 13
Psalms 64-67

Psa 64:1 Hear my voice, God, in my complaint. Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
Psa 64:2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the noisy crowd of the ones doing evil;
Psa 64:3 who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words,
Psa 64:4 to shoot innocent men from ambushes. They shoot at him suddenly and fearlessly.
Psa 64:5 They encourage themselves in evil plans. They talk about laying snares secretly. They say, "Who will see them?"
Psa 64:6 They plot injustice, saying, "We have made a perfect plan!" Surely man's mind and heart are cunning.
Psa 64:7 But God will shoot at them. They will be suddenly struck down with an arrow.
Psa 64:8 Their own tongues shall ruin them. All who see them will shake their heads.
Psa 64:9 All mankind shall be afraid. They shall declare the work of God, and shall wisely ponder what he has done.
Psa 64:10 The righteous shall be glad in Yahweh, and shall take refuge in him. All the upright in heart shall praise him!
Psa 65:1 Praise waits for you, God, in Zion. To you shall vows be performed.
Psa 65:2 You who hear prayer, to you all men will come.
Psa 65:3 Sins overwhelmed me, but you atoned for our transgressions.
Psa 65:4 Blessed is one whom you choose, and cause to come near, that he may live in your courts. We will be filled with the goodness of your house, your holy temple.
Psa 65:5 By awesome deeds of righteousness, you answer us, God of our salvation. You who are the hope of all the ends of the earth, of those who are far away on the sea;
Psa 65:6 Who by his power forms the mountains, having armed yourself with strength;
Psa 65:7 who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.
Psa 65:8 They also who dwell in faraway places are afraid at your wonders. You call the morning's dawn and the evening with songs of joy.
Psa 65:9 You visit the earth, and water it. You greatly enrich it. The river of God is full of water. You provide them grain, for so you have ordained it.
Psa 65:10 You drench its furrows. You level its ridges. You soften it with showers. You bless it with a crop.
Psa 65:11 You crown the year with your bounty. Your carts overflow with abundance.
Psa 65:12 The wilderness grasslands overflow. The hills are clothed with gladness.
Psa 65:13 The pastures are covered with flocks. The valleys also are clothed with grain. They shout for joy! They also sing.
Psa 66:1 Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!
Psa 66:2 Sing to the glory of his name! Offer glory and praise!
Psa 66:3 Tell God, "How awesome are your deeds! Through the greatness of your power, your enemies submit themselves to you.
Psa 66:4 All the earth will worship you, and will sing to you; they will sing to your name." Selah.
Psa 66:5 Come, and see God's deeds-- awesome work on behalf of the children of men.
Psa 66:6 He turned the sea into dry land. They went through the river on foot. There, we rejoiced in him.
Psa 66:7 He rules by his might forever. His eyes watch the nations. Don't let the rebellious rise up against him. Selah.
Psa 66:8 Praise our God, you peoples! Make the sound of his praise heard,
Psa 66:9 who preserves our life among the living, and doesn't allow our feet to be moved.
Psa 66:10 For you, God, have tested us. You have refined us, as silver is refined.
Psa 66:11 You brought us into prison. You laid a burden on our backs.
Psa 66:12 You allowed men to ride over our heads. We went through fire and through water, but you brought us to the place of abundance.
Psa 66:13 I will come into your temple with burnt offerings. I will pay my vows to you,
Psa 66:14 which my lips promised, and my mouth spoke, when I was in distress.
Psa 66:15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fat animals, with the offering of rams, I will offer bulls with goats. Selah.
Psa 66:16 Come, and hear, all you who fear God. I will declare what he has done for my soul.
Psa 66:17 I cried to him with my mouth. He was extolled with my tongue.
Psa 66:18 If I cherished sin in my heart, the Lord wouldn't have listened.
Psa 66:19 But most certainly, God has listened. He has heard the voice of my prayer.
Psa 66:20 Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer, nor his loving kindness from me.
Psa 67:1 May God be merciful to us, bless us, and cause his face to shine on us. Selah.
Psa 67:2 That your way may be known on earth, and your salvation among all nations,
Psa 67:3 let the peoples praise you, God. Let all the peoples praise you.
Psa 67:4 Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you will judge the peoples with equity, and govern the nations on earth. Selah.
Psa 67:5 Let the peoples praise you, God. Let all the peoples praise you.
Psa 67:6 The earth has yielded its increase. God, even our own God, will bless us.
Psa 67:7 God will bless us. All the ends of the earth shall fear him. 


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

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Psalms


Psalms 64 1
Hear my voice, God, in my complaint. Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Hear, O God, my voice in my plaint; preserve
my life from fear of the enemy:
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Hear, O God, my voice, in my meditation,
From the fear of an enemy Thou keepest my life,
Psalms 64 2
Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, From the noisy crowd of the ones doing evil;
Hide me from the secret counsel of evil-doers, from the tumultuous crowd of the workers
of iniquity,
Hidest me from the secret counsel of evil doers, From the tumult of workers of
iniquity.
Psalms 64 3
Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, And aim their arrows, deadly words,
Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword, [and] have aimed their arrow, a bitter
word;
Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, They directed their arrow -- a bitter
word.
Psalms 64 4
To shoot innocent men from ambushes. They shoot at him suddenly and fearlessly.
That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
To shoot in secret places the perfect, Suddenly they shoot him, and fear not.
Psalms 64 5
They encourage themselves in evil plans. They talk about laying snares secretly. They say,
"Who will see them?"
They encourage themselves in an evil matter, they concert to hide snares; they say, Who
will see them?
They strengthen for themselves an evil thing, They recount of the hiding of
snares, They have said, `Who doth look at it?`
Psalms 64 6
They plot injustice, saying, "We have made a perfect plan!" Surely man`s mind and heart are
cunning.
They devise iniquities: We have it ready, the plan is diligently sought out. And each
one`s inward [thought] and heart is deep.
They search out perverse things, `We perfected a searching search,` And the
inward part of man, and the heart [are] deep.
Psalms 64 7
But God will shoot at them. They will be suddenly struck down with an arrow.
But God will shoot an arrow at them: suddenly are they wounded;
And God doth shoot them [with] an arrow, Sudden have been their wounds,
Psalms 64 8
Their own tongues shall ruin them. All who see them will shake their heads.
By their own tongue they are made to fall over one another: all that see them shall flee
away.
And they cause him to stumble, Against them [is] their own tongue, Every looker
on them fleeth away.
Psalms 64 9
All mankind shall be afraid. They shall declare the work of God, And shall wisely ponder what
he has done.
And all men shall fear, and shall declare God`s doing; and they shall wisely consider his
work.
And all men fear, and declare the work of God, And His deed they have considered
wisely.
Psalms 64 10
The righteous shall be glad in Yahweh, And shall take refuge in him. All the upright in heart
shall praise him! Psalm 65 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. A song.
The righteous shall rejoice in Jehovah, and trust in him; and all the upright in heart
shall glory.
The righteous doth rejoice in Jehovah, And hath trusted in Him, And boast
themselves do all the upright of heart!
Psalms 65 1
Praise waits for you, God, in Zion. To you shall vows be performed.
{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David: a Song.} Praise waiteth for thee in silence, O
God, in Zion; and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. A Song. To Thee, silence -- praise, O God, [is]
in Zion, And to Thee is a vow completed.
Psalms 65 2
You who hear prayer, To you all men will come.
O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
Hearer of prayer, to Thee all flesh cometh.
Psalms 65 3
Sins overwhelmed me, But you atoned for our transgressions.
Iniquities have prevailed against me: our transgressions, thou wilt forgive them.
Matters of iniquities were mightier than I, Our transgressions -- Thou dost cover
them.
Psalms 65 4
Blessed is one whom you choose, and cause to come near, That he may live in your courts. We
will be filled with the goodness of your house, Your holy temple.
Blessed is he whom thou choosest and causest to approach: he shall dwell in thy courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, of thy holy temple.
O the happiness of [him whom] Thou choosest, And drawest near, he inhabiteth
Thy courts, We are satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, Thy holy temple.
Psalms 65 5
By awesome deeds of righteousness, you answer us, God of our salvation. You who are the hope
of all the ends of the earth, Of those who are far away on the sea;
By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation, thou
confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of the distant regions of the sea. ...
By fearful things in righteousness Thou answerest us, O God of our salvation, The
confidence of all far off ends of earth and sea.
Psalms 65 6
Who by his power forms the mountains, Having armed yourself with strength;
Who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with power;
Establishing mountains by His power, He hath been girded with might,
Psalms 65 7
Who stills the roaring of the seas, The roaring of their waves, And the turmoil of the nations.
Who stilleth the raging of the seas, the raging of their waves, and the tumult of the
peoples.
Restraining the noise of seas, the noise of their billows, And the multitude of the
peoples.
Psalms 65 8
They also who dwell in far-away places are afraid at your wonders. You call the morning`s
dawn and the evening with songs of joy.
And they that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens; thou makest the
outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
And the inhabitants of the uttermost parts From Thy signs are afraid, The
outgoings of morning and evening Thou causest to sing.
Psalms 65 9
You visit the earth, and water it. You greatly enrich it. The river of God is full of water. You
provide them grain, for so you have ordained it.
Thou hast visited the earth, thou hast watered it; thou greatly enrichest it: the river of
God is full of water; thou providest their corn, when thou hast so prepared it:
Thou hast inspected the earth, and waterest it, Thou makest it very rich, the
rivulet of God [is] full of water, Thou preparest their corn, When thus Thou dost
prepare it,
Psalms 65 10
You drench its furrows. You level its ridges. You soften it with showers. You bless it with a
crop.
Thou dost satiate its furrows, thou smoothest its clods, thou makest it soft with showers;
thou blessest the springing thereof.
Its ridges have been filled, Deepened hath been its furrow, With showers Thou
dost soften it, Its springing up Thou blessest.
Psalms 65 11
You crown the year with your bounty. Your carts overflow with abundance.
Thou crownest the year with thy goodness, and thy paths drop fatness:
Thou hast crowned the year of Thy goodness, And Thy paths drop fatness.
Psalms 65 12
The wilderness grasslands overflow. The hills are clothed with gladness.
They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness, and the hills are girded with gladness.
Drop do the pastures of a wilderness, And joy of the heights Thou girdest on.
Psalms 65 13
The pastures are covered with flocks. The valleys also are clothed with grain. They shout for
joy! They also sing. Psalm 66 For the Chief Musician. A song. A Psalm.
The meadows are clothed with flocks, and the valleys are covered over with corn; they
shout for joy, yea, they sing.
Clothed have lambs the flock, And valleys are covered with corn, They shout -- yea,
they sing!
Psalms 66 1
Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth!
{To the chief Musician. A Song: a Psalm.} Shout aloud unto God, all the earth:
To the Overseer. -- A Song, a Psalm. Shout ye to God, all the earth.
Psalms 66 2
Sing to the glory of his name! Offer glory and praise!
Sing forth the glory of his name, make his praise glorious;
Praise ye the honour of His name, Make ye honourable His praise.
Psalms 66 3
Tell God, "How awesome are your deeds! Through the greatness of your power, Your enemies
will submit themselves to you.
Say unto God, How terrible are thy works! because of the greatness of thy strength, thine
enemies come cringing unto thee.
Say to God, `How fearful [are] Thy works, By the abundance of Thy strength, Thine
enemies feign obedience to Thee.
Psalms 66 4
All the earth will worship you, And will sing to you; They will sing to your name." Selah.
All the earth shall worship thee, and sing psalms unto thee: they shall sing forth thy
name. Selah.
All the earth do bow to Thee, They sing praise to Thee, they praise Thy name.`
Selah.
Psalms 66 5
Come, and see God`s deeds -- Awesome work on behalf of the children of men.
Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in [his] doings toward the children of men.
Come ye, and see the works of God, Fearful acts toward the sons of men.
Psalms 66 6
He turned the sea into dry land. They went through the river on foot. There, we rejoiced in
him.
He turned the sea into dry [land]; they went through the river on foot: there did we
rejoice in him.
He hath turned a sea to dry land, Through a river they pass over on foot, There do
we rejoice in Him.
Psalms 66 7
He rules by his might forever. His eyes watch the nations. Don`t let the rebellious rise up
against him. Selah.
He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes observe the nations: let not the rebellious exalt
themselves. Selah.
Ruling by His might to the age, His eyes among the nations do watch, The
refractory exalt not themselves. Selah.
Psalms 66 8
Praise our God, you peoples! Make the sound of his praise heard,
Bless our God, ye peoples, and make the voice of his praise to be heard;
Bless, ye peoples, our God, And sound the voice of His praise,
Psalms 66 9
Who preserves our life among the living, And doesn`t allow our feet to be moved.
Who hath set our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
Who hath placed our soul in life, And suffered not our feet to be moved.
Psalms 66 10
For you, God, have tested us. You have refined us, as silver is refined.
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
For Thou hast tried us, O God, Thou hast refined us as the refining of silver.
Psalms 66 11
You brought us into prison. You laid a burden on our backs.
Thou broughtest us into a net, thou didst lay a heavy burden upon our loins;
Thou hast brought us into a net, Thou hast placed pressure on our loins.
Psalms 66 12
You allowed men to ride over our heads. We went through fire and through water, But you
brought us to the place of abundance.
Thou didst cause men to ride over our head; we went through fire and through water:
but thou hast brought us out into abundance.
Thou hast caused man to ride at our head. We have entered into fire and into
water, And Thou bringest us out to a watered place.
Psalms 66 13
I will come into your temple with burnt offerings. I will pay my vows to you,
I will go into thy house with burnt-offerings; I will perform my vows to thee,
I enter Thy house with burnt-offerings, I complete to Thee my vows,
Psalms 66 14
which my lips promised, And my mouth spoke, when I was in distress.
Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.
For opened were my lips, And my mouth spake in my distress:
Psalms 66 15
I will offer to you burnt offerings of fat animals, With the offering of rams, I will offer bulls
with goats. Selah.
I will offer up unto thee burnt-offerings of fatted beasts, with the incense of rams; I will
offer bullocks with goats. Selah.
`Burnt-offerings of fatlings I offer to Thee, With perfume of rams, I prepare a
bullock with he-goats.` Selah.
Psalms 66 16
Come, and hear, all you who fear God. I will declare what he has done for my soul.
Come, hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
Come, hear, all ye who fear God, And I recount what he did for my soul.
Psalms 66 17
I cried to him with my mouth. He was extolled with my tongue.
I called unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
Unto Him [with] my mouth I have called, And exaltation [is] under my tongue.
Psalms 66 18
If I cherished sin in my heart, The Lord wouldn`t have listened.
Had I regarded iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not hear.
Iniquity, if I have seen in my heart, The Lord doth not hear.
Psalms 66 19
But most assuredly, God has listened. He has heard the voice of my prayer.
But God hath heard; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
But God hath heard, He hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
Psalms 66 20
Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer, Nor his lovingkindness from me. Psalm
67 For the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm. A song.
Blessed be God, who hath not turned away my prayer, nor his loving-kindness from me!
Blessed [is] God, Who hath not turned aside my prayer, And His loving-kindness,
from me!
Psalms 67 1
May God be merciful to us, bless us, And cause his face to shine on us. Selah.
{To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm: a Song.} God be gracious unto
us, and bless us, [and] cause his face to shine upon us; Selah,
To the Overseer, with stringed instruments. -- A Psalm, a Song. God doth favour us
and bless us, Doth cause His face to shine with us. Selah.
Psalms 67 2
That your way may be known on earth, And your salvation among all nations,
That thy way may be known upon earth, thy salvation among all nations.
For the knowledge in earth of Thy way, among all nations of Thy salvation.
Psalms 67 3
Let the peoples praise you, God. Let all the peoples praise you.
Let the peoples praise thee, O God, let all the peoples praise thee.
Praise Thee do peoples, O God, Praise Thee do peoples, all of them.
Psalms 67 4
Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy, For you will judge the peoples with equity, And
govern the nations on earth. Selah.
Let the nations rejoice and sing for joy: for thou wilt judge the peoples equitably; and the
nations upon earth, thou wilt guide them. Selah.
Rejoice and sing do nations, For Thou judgest peoples uprightly, And peoples on
earth comfortest. Selah.
Psalms 67 5
Let the peoples praise you, God. Let all the peoples praise you.
Let the peoples praise thee, O God; let all the peoples praise thee.
Confess Thee do peoples, O God, Confess Thee do peoples -- all of them.
Psalms 67 6
The earth has yielded its increase. God, even our own God, will bless us.
The earth will yield her increase; God, our God, will bless us:
Earth hath given her increase, God doth bless us -- our God,
Psalms 67 7
God will bless us. All the ends of the earth shall fear him. Psalm 68 For the Chief
Musician. A Psalm by David. A song.
God will bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
God doth bless us, and all ends of earth fear Him!


Study Questions

What did David ask for? 64:1, 2

Who hears prayer? 65:1, 2

What will cause the LORD not to hear us? 66:18-20

How does God judge? 67:4



The World English Bible


Sept. 13
1 Corinthians 9


1Co 9:1 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Haven't I seen Jesus Christ, our Lord? Aren't you my work in the Lord?
1Co 9:2 If to others I am not an apostle, yet at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
1Co 9:3 My defense to those who examine me is this.
1Co 9:4 Have we no right to eat and to drink?
1Co 9:5 Have we no right to take along a wife who is a believer, even as the rest of the apostles, and the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?
1Co 9:6 Or have only Barnabas and I no right to not work?
1Co 9:7 What soldier ever serves at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard, and doesn't eat of its fruit? Or who feeds a flock, and doesn't drink from the flock's milk?
1Co 9:8 Do I speak these things according to the ways of men? Or doesn't the law also say the same thing?
1Co 9:9 For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain." Is it for the oxen that God cares,
1Co 9:10 or does he say it assuredly for our sake? Yes, it was written for our sake, because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should partake of his hope.
1Co 9:11 If we sowed to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we reap your fleshly things?
1Co 9:12 If others partake of this right over you, don't we yet more? Nevertheless we did not use this right, but we bear all things, that we may cause no hindrance to the Good News of Christ.
1Co 9:13 Don't you know that those who serve around sacred things eat from the things of the temple, and those who wait on the altar have their portion with the altar?
1Co 9:14 Even so the Lord ordained that those who proclaim the Good News should live from the Good News.
1Co 9:15 But I have used none of these things, and I don't write these things that it may be done so in my case; for I would rather die, than that anyone should make my boasting void.
1Co 9:16 For if I preach the Good News, I have nothing to boast about; for necessity is laid on me; but woe is to me, if I don't preach the Good News.
1Co 9:17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward. But if not of my own will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.
1Co 9:18 What then is my reward? That, when I preach the Good News, I may present the Good News of Christ without charge, so as not to abuse my authority in the Good News.
1Co 9:19 For though I was free from all, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.
1Co 9:20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain those who are under the law;
1Co 9:21 to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law.
1Co 9:22 To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.
1Co 9:23 Now I do this for the sake of the Good News, that I may be a joint partaker of it.
1Co 9:24 Don't you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win.
1Co 9:25 Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
1Co 9:26 I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air,
1Co 9:27 but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.




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 9 1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Haven`t I seen Jesus Christ, our Lord? Aren`t you my work in
the Lord?
Am I not free? am I not an apostle? have I not seen Jesus our Lord? are not *ye* my work in
[the] Lord?
Am not I an apostle? am not I free? Jesus Christ our Lord have I not seen? my work
are not ye in the Lord?
1 Corinthians 9 2
If to others I am not an apostle, yet at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in
the Lord.
If I am not an apostle to others, yet at any rate I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship
are *ye* in [the] Lord.
if to others I am not an apostle -- yet doubtless to you I am; for the seal of my
apostleship are ye in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 9 3
My defense to those who examine me is this.
My defence to those who examine me is this:
My defence to those who examine me in this;
1 Corinthians 9 4
Have we no right to eat and to drink?
Have we not a right to eat and to drink?
have we not authority to eat and to drink?
1 Corinthians 9 5
Have we no right to take along a wife who is a believer, even as the rest of the apostles, and the
brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?
have we not a right to take round a sister [as] wife, as also the other apostles, and the
brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
have we not authority a sister -- a wife -- to lead about, as also the other apostles,
and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
1 Corinthians 9 6
Or have only Barnabas and I no right to not work?
Or *I* alone and Barnabas, have we not a right not to work?
or only I and Barnabas, have we not authority -- not to work?
1 Corinthians 9 7
What soldier ever serves at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard, and doesn`t eat of its fruit?
Or who feeds a flock, and doesn`t drink from the flock`s milk?
Who ever carries on war at his own charges? who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its
fruit? or who herds a flock and does not eat of the milk of the flock?
who doth serve as a soldier at his own charges at any time? who doth plant a
vineyard, and of its fruit doth not eat? or who doth feed a flock, and of the milk of
the flock doth not eat?
1 Corinthians 9 8
Do I speak these things according to the ways of men? Or doesn`t the law also say the same thing?
Do I speak these things as a man, or does not the law also say these things?
According to man do I speak these things? or doth not also the law say these
things?
1 Corinthians 9 9
For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out the corn."
Is it for the oxen that God cares,
For in the law of Moses it is written, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that is treading out
corn. Is God occupied about the oxen,
for in the law of Moses it hath been written, `thou shalt not muzzle an ox treading
out corn;` for the oxen doth God care?
1 Corinthians 9 10
or does he say it assuredly for our sake? Yes, for our sake it was written, because he who plows
ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should partake of his hope.
or does he say [it] altogether for our sakes? For for our sakes it has been written, that the
plougher should plough in hope, and he that treads out corn, in hope of partaking of [it].
or because of us by all means doth He say [it]? yes, because of us it was written,
because in hope ought the plower to plow, and he who is treading [ought] of his
hope to partake in hope.
1 Corinthians 9 11
If we sowed to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we reap your fleshly things?
If we have sown to you spiritual things, [is it a] great [thing] if *we* shall reap your
carnal things?
If we to you the spiritual things did sow -- great [is it] if we your fleshly things do
reap?
1 Corinthians 9 12
If others partake of this right over you, don`t we yet more? Nevertheless we did not use this
right, but we bear all things, that we may cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ.
If others partake of this right over you, should not rather *we*? But we have not used
this right, but we bear all things, that we may put no hindrance in the way of the glad
tidings of the Christ.
if others do partake of the authority over you -- not we more? but we did not use
this authority, but all things we bear, that we may give no hindrance to the good
news of the Christ.
1 Corinthians 9 13
Don`t you know that those who serve around sacred things eat from the things of the temple, and
those who wait on the altar have their portion with the altar?
Do ye not know that they who labour [at] sacred things eat of the [offerings offered in
the] temple; they that attend at the altar partake with the altar?
Have ye not known that those working about the things of the temple -- of the
temple do eat, and those waiting at the altar -- with the altar are partakers?
1 Corinthians 9 14
Even so did the Lord ordain that those who proclaim the gospel should live from the gospel.
So also the Lord has ordained to those that announce the glad tidings to live of the glad
tidings.
so also did the Lord direct to those proclaiming the good news: of the good news
to live.
1 Corinthians 9 15
But I have used none of these things, and I don`t write these things that it may be done so in my
case; for I would rather die, than that anyone should make my boasting void.
But *I* have used none of these things. Now I have not written these things that it should
be thus in my case; for [it were] good for me rather to die than that any one should make
vain my boast.
And I have used none of these things; neither did I write these things that it may
be so done in my case, for [it is] good for me rather to die, than that any one may
make my glorying void;
1 Corinthians 9 16
For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast about; for necessity is laid on me; but woe is to
me, if I don`t preach the gospel.
For if I announce the glad tidings, I have nothing to boast of; for a necessity is laid upon
me; for it is woe to me if I should not announce the glad tidings.
for if I may proclaim good news, it is no glorying for me, for necessity is laid upon
me, and wo is to me if I may not proclaim good news;
1 Corinthians 9 17
For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward. But if not of my own will, I have a stewardship
entrusted to me.
For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with
an administration.
for if willing I do this, I have a reward; and if unwillingly -- with a stewardship I
have been entrusted!
1 Corinthians 9 18
What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may present the gospel of Christ
without charge, so as not to abuse my authority in the gospel.
What is the reward then that I have? That in announcing the glad tidings I make the glad
tidings costless [to others], so as not to have made use, as belonging to me, of my right in
[announcing] the glad tidings.
What, then, is my reward? -- that proclaiming good news, without charge I shall
make the good news of the Christ, not to abuse my authority in the good news;
1 Corinthians 9 19
For though I was free from all, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.
For being free from all, I have made myself bondman to all, that I might gain the most
[possible].
for being free from all men, to all men I made myself servant, that the more I
might gain;
1 Corinthians 9 20
To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to those who are under the law, as under
the law, that I might gain those who are under the law;
And I became to the Jews as a Jew, in order that I might gain the Jews: to those under law,
as under law, not being myself under law, in order that I might gain those under law:
and I became to the Jews as a Jew, that Jews I might gain; to those under law as
under law, that those under law I might gain;
1 Corinthians 9 21
to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law
toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law.
to those without law, as without law, (not as without law to God, but as legitimately
subject to Christ,) in order that I might gain [those] without law.
to those without law, as without law -- (not being without law to God, but within
law to Christ) -- that I might gain those without law;
1 Corinthians 9 22
To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men,
that I may by all means save some.
I became to the weak, [as] weak, in order that I might gain the weak. To all I have become
all things, in order that at all events I might save some.
I became to the infirm as infirm, that the infirm I might gain; to all men I have
become all things, that by all means I may save some.
1 Corinthians 9 23
Now I do this for the gospel`s sake, that I may be a joint partaker of it.
And I do all things for the sake of the glad tidings, that I may be fellow-partaker with
them.
And this I do because of the good news, that a fellow-partaker of it I may become;
1 Corinthians 9 24
Don`t you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that,
that you may win.
Know ye not that they who run in [the] race-course run all, but one receives the prize?
Thus run in order that ye may obtain.
have ye not known that those running in a race -- all indeed run, but one doth
receive the prize? so run ye, that ye may obtain;
1 Corinthians 9 25
Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive
a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
But every one that contends [for a prize] is temperate in all things: *they* then indeed
that they may receive a corruptible crown, but *we* an incorruptible.
and every one who is striving, is in all things temperate; these, indeed, then, that
a corruptible crown they may receive, but we an incorruptible;
1 Corinthians 9 26
I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air,
*I* therefore thus run, as not uncertainly; so I combat, as not beating the air.
I, therefore, thus run, not as uncertainly, thus I fight, as not beating air;
1 Corinthians 9 27
but I beat my body and bring it into submission, for fear that by any means, that after I have
preached to others, I myself should be rejected.
But I buffet my body, and lead it captive, lest [after] having preached to others I should
be myself rejected.
but I chastise my body, and bring [it] into servitude, lest by any means, having
preached to others -- I myself may become disapproved.


Study Questions

Was Cephas (Peter) married? 9:5

What was Paul's reward? 9:18