9/14/13

From Gary.... Crossing the divide


Simple picture and message; there is a difference between the waters- One is muddy, the other no.  As far as human understand goes, we like to see everyone the same (sort of like that small mixture of the two rivers). God doesn't see people that way.  His judgement as far as heaven goes is... either you are in or not!!!  Jesus uses a parable to explain this and it is well worth your time to both read and understand its message...

Luke, Chapter 16
 19  “Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.   20  A certain beggar, named Lazarus, was laid at his gate, full of sores,   21  and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores.   22  The beggar died, and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.   23  In Hades, he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus at his bosom.   24  He cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue! For I am in anguish in this flame.’ 

  25  “But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in the same way, bad things. But now here he is comforted and you are in anguish.   26 Besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who want to pass from here to you are not able, and that no one may cross over from there to us.’ 

  27  “He said, ‘I ask you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house;   28  for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, so they won’t also come into this place of torment.’ 

  29  “But Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’ 

  30  “He said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 

  31  “He said to him, ‘If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rises from the dead.’” 

Life can be easy or it can be hard.  The rich man had it easy in this life, but didn't listen to Moses and the Prophets.  He paid the price (verses 25, 26).  I am sorry for him, but he made his choices.  Awaiting the end, he pleads for his family, but God tells him that they should listen to Moses and Prophets.  Even sending someone back from the dead would avail nothing.  Spiritual life is about listening- listening to what God has to tell you and then doing it to the best of your ability.  Those who wish to cross over the divide between the muddy waters of human reason to the clear flowing blessings of God, need only to hear what God has to say to you (through his word) and do it.  Jesus puts it this way...

John, Chapter 12
 44  Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me, but in him who sent me.  45  He who sees me sees him who sent me.   46  I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.   47  If anyone listens to my sayings, and doesn’t believe, I don’t judge him. For I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.   48  He who rejects me, and doesn’t receive my sayings, has one who judges him. The word that I spoke, the same will judge him in the last day.   49  For I spoke not from myself, but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.   50  I know that his commandment is eternal life. The things therefore which I speak, even as the Father has said to me, so I speak.” 

Gary- Are you listening  yet?

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study September 14



Bible Reading and Study    


September 14


The World English Bible

Sept. 14
Psalms 68-70

Psa 68:1 Let God arise! Let his enemies be scattered! Let them who hate him also flee before him.
Psa 68:2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Psa 68:3 But let the righteous be glad. Let them rejoice before God. Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
Psa 68:4 Sing to God! Sing praises to his name! Extol him who rides on the clouds: to Yah, his name! Rejoice before him!
Psa 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
Psa 68:6 God sets the lonely in families. He brings out the prisoners with singing, but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.
Psa 68:7 God, when you went forth before your people, when you marched through the wilderness... Selah.
Psa 68:8 The earth trembled. The sky also poured down rain at the presence of the God of Sinai-- at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
Psa 68:9 You, God, sent a plentiful rain. You confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary.
Psa 68:10 Your congregation lived therein. You, God, prepared your goodness for the poor.
Psa 68:11 The Lord announced the word. The ones who proclaim it are a great company.
Psa 68:12 "Kings of armies flee! They flee!" She who waits at home divides the spoil,
Psa 68:13 while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of a dove sheathed with silver, her feathers with shining gold.
Psa 68:14 When the Almighty scattered kings in her, it snowed on Zalmon.
Psa 68:15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains. The mountains of Bashan are rugged.
Psa 68:16 Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign? Yes, Yahweh will dwell there forever.
Psa 68:17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands. The Lord is among them, from Sinai, into the sanctuary.
Psa 68:18 You have ascended on high. You have led away captives. You have received gifts among men, yes, among the rebellious also, that Yah God might dwell there.
Psa 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burdens, even the God who is our salvation. Selah.
Psa 68:20 God is to us a God of deliverance. To Yahweh, the Lord, belongs escape from death.
Psa 68:21 But God will strike through the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of such a one as still continues in his guiltiness.
Psa 68:22 The Lord said, "I will bring you again from Bashan, I will bring you again from the depths of the sea;
Psa 68:23 That you may crush them, dipping your foot in blood, that the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from your enemies."
Psa 68:24 They have seen your processions, God, even the processions of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
Psa 68:25 The singers went before, the minstrels followed after, in the midst of the ladies playing with tambourines,
Psa 68:26 "Bless God in the congregations, even the Lord in the assembly of Israel!"
Psa 68:27 There is little Benjamin, their ruler, the princes of Judah, their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.
Psa 68:28 Your God has commanded your strength. Strengthen, God, that which you have done for us.
Psa 68:29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem, kings shall bring presents to you.
Psa 68:30 Rebuke the wild animal of the reeds, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples. Being humbled, may it bring bars of silver. Scatter the nations that delight in war.
Psa 68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt. Ethiopia shall hurry to stretch out her hands to God.
Psa 68:32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth! Sing praises to the Lord! Selah.
Psa 68:33 To him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which are of old; behold, he utters his voice, a mighty voice.
Psa 68:34 Ascribe strength to God! His excellency is over Israel, his strength is in the skies.
Psa 68:35 You are awesome, God, in your sanctuaries. The God of Israel gives strength and power to his people. Praise be to God!
Psa 69:1 Save me, God, for the waters have come up to my neck!
Psa 69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold. I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
Psa 69:3 I am weary with my crying. My throat is dry. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
Psa 69:4 Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head. Those who want to cut me off, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty. I have to restore what I didn't take away.
Psa 69:5 God, you know my foolishness. My sins aren't hidden from you.
Psa 69:6 Don't let those who wait for you be shamed through me, Lord Yahweh of Armies. Don't let those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, God of Israel.
Psa 69:7 Because for your sake, I have borne reproach. Shame has covered my face.
Psa 69:8 I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's children.
Psa 69:9 For the zeal of your house consumes me. The reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.
Psa 69:10 When I wept and I fasted, that was to my reproach.
Psa 69:11 When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.
Psa 69:12 Those who sit in the gate talk about me. I am the song of the drunkards.
Psa 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is to you, Yahweh, in an acceptable time. God, in the abundance of your loving kindness, answer me in the truth of your salvation.
Psa 69:14 Deliver me out of the mire, and don't let me sink. Let me be delivered from those who hate me, and out of the deep waters.
Psa 69:15 Don't let the flood waters overwhelm me, neither let the deep swallow me up. Don't let the pit shut its mouth on me.
Psa 69:16 Answer me, Yahweh, for your loving kindness is good. According to the multitude of your tender mercies, turn to me.
Psa 69:17 Don't hide your face from your servant, for I am in distress. Answer me speedily!
Psa 69:18 Draw near to my soul, and redeem it. Ransom me because of my enemies.
Psa 69:19 You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor. My adversaries are all before you.
Psa 69:20 Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness. I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; for comforters, but I found none.
Psa 69:21 They also gave me gall for my food. In my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.
Psa 69:22 Let their table before them become a snare. May it become a retribution and a trap.
Psa 69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can't see. Let their backs be continually bent.
Psa 69:24 Pour out your indignation on them. Let the fierceness of your anger overtake them.
Psa 69:25 Let their habitation be desolate. Let no one dwell in their tents.
Psa 69:26 For they persecute him whom you have wounded. They tell of the sorrow of those whom you have hurt.
Psa 69:27 Charge them with crime upon crime. Don't let them come into your righteousness.
Psa 69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of life, and not be written with the righteous.
Psa 69:29 But I am in pain and distress. Let your salvation, God, protect me.
Psa 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Psa 69:31 It will please Yahweh better than an ox, or a bull that has horns and hoofs.
Psa 69:32 The humble have seen it, and are glad. You who seek after God, let your heart live.
Psa 69:33 For Yahweh hears the needy, and doesn't despise his captive people.
Psa 69:34 Let heaven and earth praise him; the seas, and everything that moves therein!
Psa 69:35 For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah. They shall settle there, and own it.
Psa 69:36 The children also of his servants shall inherit it. Those who love his name shall dwell therein.
Psa 70:1 Hurry, God, to deliver me. Come quickly to help me, Yahweh.
Psa 70:2 Let them be disappointed and confounded who seek my soul. Let those who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
Psa 70:3 Let them be turned because of their shame Who say, "Aha! Aha!"
Psa 70:4 Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let those who love your salvation continually say, "Let God be exalted!"
Psa 70:5 But I am poor and needy. Come to me quickly, God. You are my help and my deliverer. Yahweh, don't delay. 



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

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about what the Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.
Psalms


Psalms 68 1
Let God arise! Let his enemies be scattered! Let them who hate him also flee before him.
{To the chief Musician. Of David. A Psalm: a Song.} Let God arise, let his enemies be
scattered, and let them that hate him flee before him.
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm, a song of David. Rise doth God -- scattered are His
enemies! And those hating Him flee from His face.
Psalms 68 2
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked
perish at the presence of God.
As smoke is driven, thou wilt drive them away; as wax melteth before the fire, the
wicked shall perish at the presence of God.
As the driving away of smoke Thou drivest away, As the melting of wax before
fire, The wicked perish at the presence of God.
Psalms 68 3
But let the righteous be glad. Let them rejoice before God. Yes, let them rejoice with
But the righteous shall rejoice: they shall exult before God and be glad with joy.
And the righteous rejoice, they exult before God, And they joy with gladness.
Psalms 68 4
Sing to God! Sing praises to his name! Extol him who rides on the clouds -- To Yah, his name!
Rejoice before him.
Sing unto God, sing forth his name; cast up a way for him that rideth in the deserts: his
name is Jah; and rejoice before him.
Sing ye to God -- praise His name, Raise up a highway for Him who is riding in
deserts, In Jah [is] His name, and exult before Him.
Psalms 68 5
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, Is God in his holy habitation.
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
Father of the fatherless, and judge of the widows, [Is] God in His holy habitation.
Psalms 68 6
God sets the lonely in families. He brings out the prisoners with singing, But the rebellious
dwell in a sun-scorched land.
God maketh the solitary into families; those that were bound he bringeth out into
prosperity: but the rebellious dwell in a parched [land].
God -- causing the lonely to dwell at home, Bringing out bound ones into
prosperity, Only -- the refractory have inhabited a dry place.
Psalms 68 7
God, when you went forth before your people, When you marched through the wilderness...
Selah.
O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the
wilderness -- (Selah) --
O God, in Thy going forth before Thy people, In Thy stepping through the
wilderness, Selah.
Psalms 68 8
The earth trembled. The sky also poured down rain at the presence of the God of Sinai -- At
the presence of God, the God of Israel.
The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God, yon Sinai, at the
presence of God, the God of Israel.
The earth hath shaken, Yea, the heavens have dropped before God, This Sinai --
before God, the God of Israel.
Psalms 68 9
You, God, sent a plentiful rain. You confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary.
Thou, O God, didst pour a plentiful rain upon thine inheritance, and when it was weary
thou strengthenedst it.
A shower of free-will gifts thou shakest out, O God. Thine inheritance, when it
hath been weary, Thou hast established it.
Psalms 68 10
Your congregation lived therein. You, God, prepared your goodness for the poor.
Thy flock hath dwelt therein: thou hast prepared in thy goodness, for the afflicted, O God!
Thy company have dwelt in it, Thou preparest in Thy goodness for the poor, O God.
Psalms 68 11
The Lord announced the word. The ones who proclaim it are a great company.
The Lord gives the word: great the host of the publishers.
The Lord doth give the saying, The female proclaimers [are] a numerous host.
Psalms 68 12
"Kings of armies flee! They flee!" She who waits at home divides the spoil,
Kings of armies flee; they flee, and she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.
Kings of hosts flee utterly away, And a female inhabitant of the house
apportioneth spoil.
Psalms 68 13
While you sleep among the campfires, The wings of a dove sheathed with silver, Her feathers
with shining gold.
Though ye have lain among the sheepfolds, [ye shall be as] wings of a dove covered with
silver, and her feathers with green gold.
Though ye do lie between two boundaries, Wings of a dove covered with silver,
And her pinions with yellow gold.
Psalms 68 14
When the Almighty scattered kings in her, It snowed on Zalmon.
When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it became snow-white as Zalmon.
When the Mighty spreadeth kings in it, It doth snow in Salmon.
Psalms 68 15
The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains. The mountains of Bashan are rugged.
[As] mount Bashan is the mount of God, a many-peaked mountain, [as] mount Bashan.
A hill of God [is] the hill of Bashan, A hill of heights [is] the hill of Bashan.
Psalms 68 16
Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains, At the mountain where God chooses to reign?
Yes, Yahweh will dwell there forever.
Why do ye look with envy, ye many-peaked mountains, upon the mount that God hath
desired for his abode? yea, Jehovah will dwell [there] for ever.
Why do ye envy, O high hills, The hill God hath desired for His seat? Jehovah also
doth tabernacle for ever.
Psalms 68 17
The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands. The Lord is among
them, from Sinai, into the sanctuary.
The chariots of God are twenty thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among
them: it is a Sinai in holiness.
The chariots of God [are] myriads, thousands of changes, The Lord [is] among them,
in Sinai, in the sanctuary.
Psalms 68 18
You have ascended on high. You have led away captives. You have received gifts among men,
Yes, among the rebellious also, that Yah God might dwell there.
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts in
Man, and even [for] the rebellious, for the dwelling [there] of Jah Elohim.
Thou hast ascended on high, Thou hast taken captive captivity, Thou hast taken
gifts for men, That even the refractory may rest, O Jah God.
Psalms 68 19
Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burdens, Even the God who is our salvation. Selah.
Blessed be the Lord: day by day doth he load us [with good], the ·God who is our salvation.
Selah.
Blessed [is] the Lord, day by day He layeth on us. God Himself [is] our salvation.
Selah.
Psalms 68 20
God is to us a God of deliverance. To Yahweh, the Lord, belongs escape from death.
Our ·God is the ·God of salvation; and with Jehovah, the Lord, are the goings forth [even]
from death.
God Himself [is] to us a God for deliverances, And Jehovah Lord hath the outgoings
of death.
Psalms 68 21
But God will strike through the head of his enemies, The hairy scalp of such a one as still
continues in his guiltiness.
Verily God will smite the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of him that goeth on still
in his trespasses.
Only -- God doth smite The head of His enemies, The hairy crown of a habitual
walker in his guilt.
Psalms 68 22
The Lord said, "I will bring you again from Bashan, I will bring you again from the depths of
the sea;
The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring [them] again from the depth of
the sea;
The Lord said: `From Bashan I bring back, I bring back from the depths of the sea.
Psalms 68 23
That you may crush them, dipping your foot in blood, That the tongues of your dogs may have
their portion from your enemies."
That thou mayest dip thy foot in blood: the tongue of thy dogs has its portion from
enemies.
So that thou dashest thy foot in blood, [In the blood of] enemies -- the tongue of
Thy dogs.`
Psalms 68 24
They have seen your goings, God, Even the goings of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
They have seen thy goings, O God, the goings of my ·God, my King, in the sanctuary.
They have seen Thy goings, O God, Goings of my God, my king, in the sanctuary.
Psalms 68 25
The singers went before, the minstrels followed after, In the midst of the ladies playing with
tambourines,
The singers went before, the players on stringed instruments after, in the midst of
maidens playing on tabrets.
Singers have been before, Behind [are] players on instruments, In the midst
virgins playing with timbrels.
Psalms 68 26
"Bless God in the congregations, Even the Lord in the assembly of Israel!"
In the congregations bless ye God, the Lord, -- [ye] from the fountain of Israel.
In assemblies bless ye God, The Lord -- from the fountain of Israel.
Psalms 68 27
There is little Benjamin, their ruler, The princes of Judah, their council, The princes of
Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.
There is little Benjamin, their ruler; the princes of Judah, their company; the princes of
Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
There [is] little Benjamin their ruler, Heads of Judah their defence, Heads of
Zebulun -- heads of Naphtali.
Psalms 68 28
Your God has commanded your strength. Strengthen, God, that which you have done for us.
Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought
for us.
Thy God hath commanded thy strength, Be strong, O God, this Thou hast wrought
for us.
Psalms 68 29
Because of your temple at Jerusalem, Kings shall bring presents to you.
Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.
Because of Thy temple at Jerusalem, To Thee do kings bring a present.
Psalms 68 30
Rebuke the wild animal of the reeds, The multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples.
Being humbled, may it bring bars of silver. Scatter the nations that delight in war.
Rebuke the beast of the reeds, the assembly of the strong, with the calves of the peoples:
[every one] submitteth himself with pieces of silver. Scatter the peoples that delight in
war.
Rebuke a beast of the reeds, a company of bulls, With calves of the peoples, Each
humbling himself with pieces of silver, Scatter Thou peoples delighting in
Psalms 68 31
Princes shall come out of Egypt. Ethiopia shall hurry to stretch out her hands to God.
Great ones shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall quickly stretch out her hands unto God.
Come do fat ones out of Egypt, Cush causeth her hands to run to God.
Psalms 68 32
Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth! Sing praises to the Lord! Selah.
Ye kingdoms of the earth, sing unto God; sing psalms of the Lord, (Selah,)
Kingdoms of the earth, sing ye to God, Praise ye the Lord. Selah.
Psalms 68 33
To him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which are of old; Behold, he utters his voice, a
mighty voice.
Of him that rideth upon the heavens, the heavens which are of old: lo, he uttereth his
voice, a mighty voice.
To him who is riding on the heavens of the heavens of old, Lo, He giveth with His
voice a strong voice.
Psalms 68 34
Ascribe strength to God! His excellency is over Israel, His strength is in the skies.
Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the
clouds.
Ascribe ye strength to God, Over Israel [is] His excellency, and His strength in the
clouds.
Psalms 68 35
You are awesome, God, in your sanctuaries. The God of Israel gives strength and power to his
people. Praise be to God! Psalm 69 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Lilies." By
David.
Terrible art thou, O God, out of thy sanctuaries, -- the ·God of Israel! He it is that giveth
strength and might unto the people. Blessed be God!
Fearful, O God, out of Thy sanctuaries, The God of Israel Himself, Giving strength
and might to the people. Blessed [is] God!
Psalms 69 1
Save me, God, For the waters have come up to my neck!
{To the chief Musician. Upon Shoshannim. [A Psalm] of David.} Save me, O God; for the
waters are come in unto [my] soul.
To the Overseer. -- `On the Lilies,` by David. Save me, O God, for come have waters
unto the soul.
Psalms 69 2
I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold. I have come into deep waters, where the floods
overflow me.
I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing; I am come into the depths of waters, and
the flood overfloweth me.
I have sunk in deep mire, And there is no standing, I have come into the depths of
the waters, And a flood hath overflown me.
Psalms 69 3
I am weary with my crying. My throat is dry. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
I am weary with my crying, my throat is parched; mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
I have been wearied with my calling, Burnt hath been my throat, Consumed have
been mine eyes, waiting for my God.
Psalms 69 4
Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head. Those who want to
cut me off, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty. I have to restore what I didn`t take
away.
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; they that would
destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I
took not away.
Those hating me without cause Have been more than the hairs of my head, Mighty
have been my destroyers, My lying enemies, That which I took not away -- I bring
back.
Psalms 69 5
God, you know my foolishness. My sins aren`t hidden from you.
Thou, O God, knowest my foolishness, and my trespasses are not hidden from thee.
O God, Thou -- Thou hast known Concerning my overturn, And my desolations from
Thee have not been hid.
Psalms 69 6
Don`t let those who wait for you be put to shame through me, Lord Yahweh of Hosts. Don`t
let those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, God of Israel.
Let not them that wait on thee, Lord, Jehovah of hosts, be ashamed through me; let not
those that seek thee be confounded through me, O God of Israel.
Let not those waiting on Thee be ashamed because of me, O Lord, Jehovah of Hosts,
Let not those seeking Thee Blush because of me, O God of Israel.
Psalms 69 7
Because for your sake, I have borne reproach. Shame has covered my face.
Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; confusion hath covered my face.
For because of Thee I have borne reproach, Shame hath covered my face.
Psalms 69 8
I have become a stranger to my brothers, An alien to my mother`s children.
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother`s sons;
A stranger I have been to my brother, And a foreigner to sons of my mother.
Psalms 69 9
For the zeal of your house consumes me. The reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen
on me.
For the zeal of thy house hath devoured me, and the reproaches of them that reproach
thee have fallen upon me.
For zeal for Thy house hath consumed me, And the reproaches of Thy reproachers
Have fallen upon me.
Psalms 69 10
When I wept and I fasted, That was to my reproach.
And I wept, my soul was fasting: that also was to my reproach; --
And I weep in the fasting of my soul, And it is for a reproach to me.
Psalms 69 11
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.
And I made sackcloth my garment: then I became a proverb to them.
And I make my clothing sackcloth, And I am to them for a simile.
Psalms 69 12
Those who sit in the gate talk about me. I am the song of the drunkards.
They that sit in the gate talk of me, and [I am] the song of the drunkards.
Those sitting at the gate meditate concerning me, And those drinking strong
drink, Play on instruments.
Psalms 69 13
But as for me, my prayer is to you, Yahweh, in an acceptable time. God, in the abundance of
your lovingkindness, answer me in the truth of your salvation.
But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, Jehovah, in an acceptable time: O God, in the
abundance of thy loving-kindness answer me, according to the truth of thy salvation:
And I -- my prayer [is] to Thee, O Jehovah, A time of good pleasure, O God, In the
abundance of Thy kindness, Answer me in the truth of Thy salvation.
Psalms 69 14
Deliver me out of the mire, and don`t let me sink. Let me be delivered from those who hate me,
and out of the deep waters.
Deliver me out of the mire, let me not sink; let me be delivered from them that hate me,
and out of the depths of waters.
Deliver me from the mire, and let me not sink, Let me be delivered from those
hating me, And from deep places of waters.
Psalms 69 15
Don`t let the flood waters overwhelm me, Neither let the deep swallow me up. Don`t let the pit
shut its mouth on me.
Let not the flood of waters overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up; and let not
the pit shut its mouth upon me.
Let not a flood of waters overflow me, Nor let the deep swallow me up, Nor let the
pit shut her mouth upon me.
Psalms 69 16
Answer me, Yahweh, for your lovingkindness is good. According to the multitude of your
tender mercies, turn to me.
Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy loving-kindness is good: according to the abundance of thy
tender mercies, turn toward me;
Answer me, O Jehovah, for good [is] Thy kindness, According to the abundance Of
Thy mercies turn Thou unto me,
Psalms 69 17
Don`t hide your face from your servant, For I am in distress. Answer me speedily!
And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble: answer me speedily.
And hide not Thy face from Thy servant, For I am in distress -- haste, answer me.
Psalms 69 18
Draw near to my soul, and redeem it. Ransom me because of my enemies.
Draw nigh unto my soul, be its redeemer; ransom me because of mine enemies.
Be near unto my soul -- redeem it, Because of mine enemies ransom me.
Psalms 69 19
You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor. My adversaries are all before you.
*Thou* knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all
before thee.
Thou -- Thou hast known my reproach, And my shame, and my blushing, Before
Thee [are] all mine adversaries.
Psalms 69 20
Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness. I looked for some to take pity, but
there was none; For comforters, but I found none.
Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am overwhelmed: and I looked for sympathy, but
there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am sick, And I look for a bemoaner, and
there is none, And for comforters, and I have found none.
Psalms 69 21
They also gave me gall for my food. In my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.
Yea, they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
And they give for my food gall, And for my thirst cause me to drink vinegar.
Psalms 69 22
Let their table before them become a snare. May it become a retribution and a trap.
Let their table become a snare before them, and their very welfare a trap;
Their table before them is for a snare, And for a recompence -- for a trap.
Psalms 69 23
Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can`t see. Make their loins continually to shake.
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not, and make their loins continually to shake.
Darkened are their eyes from seeing, And their loins continually shake Thou.
Psalms 69 24
Pour out your indignation on them. Let the fierceness of your anger overtake them.
Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let the fierceness of thine anger take hold of
them.
Pour upon them Thine indignation, And the fierceness of Thine anger doth seize
them.
Psalms 69 25
Let their habitation be desolate. Let no one dwell in their tents.
Let their habitation be desolate; let there be no dweller in their tents.
Their tower is desolated, In their tents there is no dweller.
Psalms 69 26
For they persecute him whom you have wounded. They tell of the sorrow of those whom you
have hurt.
For they persecute him whom *thou* hast smitten, and they talk for the sorrow of those
whom thou hast wounded.
For they have pursued him Thou hast smitten, And recount of the pain of Thy
pierced ones.
Psalms 69 27
Charge them with crime upon crime. Don`t let them come into your righteousness.
Add iniquity unto their iniquity, and let them not come into thy righteousness.
Give punishment for their iniquity, And they enter not into Thy righteousness.
Psalms 69 28
Let them be blotted out of the book of life, And not be written with the righteous.
Let them be blotted out of the book of life, and not be written with the righteous.
They are blotted out of the book of life, And with the righteous are not written.
Psalms 69 29
But I am in pain and distress. Let your salvation, God, protect me.
But I am afflicted and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me secure on high.
And I [am] afflicted and pained, Thy salvation, O God, doth set me on high.
Psalms 69 30
I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify him with thanksgiving.
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving;
I praise the name of God with a song, And I magnify Him with thanksgiving,
Psalms 69 31
It will please Yahweh better than an ox, Or a bull that has horns and hoofs.
And it shall please Jehovah more than an ox, -- a bullock with horns and cloven hoofs.
And it is better to Jehovah than an ox, A bullock -- horned -- hoofed.
Psalms 69 32
The humble have seen it, and are glad. You who seek after God, let your heart live.
The meek shall see it, they shall be glad; ye that seek God, your heart shall live.
The humble have seen -- they rejoice, Ye who seek God -- and your heart liveth.
Psalms 69 33
For Yahweh hears the needy, And doesn`t despise his captive people.
For Jehovah heareth the needy, and despiseth not his prisoners.
For Jehovah hearkeneth unto the needy, And His bound ones He hath not despised.
Psalms 69 34
Let heaven and earth praise him; The seas, and everything that moves therein!
Let heavens and earth praise him; the seas, and everything that moveth therein.
The heavens and earth do praise Him, Seas, and every moving thing in them.
Psalms 69 35
For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah. They shall settle there, and own it.
For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah; and they shall dwell there, and
possess it:
For God doth save Zion, And doth build the cities of Judah, And they have dwelt
there, and possess it.
Psalms 69 36
The children also of his servants shall inherit it. Those who love his name shall dwell therein.
Psalm 70 For the Chief Musician. By David. A reminder.
And the seed of his servants shall inherit it, and they that love his name shall dwell
therein.
And the seed of His servants inherit it, And those loving His name dwell in it!
Psalms 70 1
Hurry, God, to deliver me. Come quickly to help me, Yahweh.
{To the chief Musician. [A Psalm] of David: to bring to remembrance.} Make haste, O God,
to deliver me; Jehovah, [hasten] to my help.
To the Overseer, by David. -- `To cause to remember.` O God, to deliver me, O
Jehovah, for my help, haste.
Psalms 70 2
Let them be put to shame and confounded who seek my soul. Let those who desire my ruin be
turned back in disgrace.
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be
turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;
Let them be ashamed and confounded Who are seeking my soul, Let them be turned
backward and blush Who are desiring my evil.
Psalms 70 3
Let them be turned because of their shame Who say, "Aha! Aha!"
Let them turn back because of their shame that say, Aha! Aha!
Let them turn back because of their shame, Who are saying, `Aha, aha.`
Psalms 70 4
Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let those who love your salvation
continually say, "Let God be exalted!"
Let all those that seek thee be glad and rejoice in thee, and let such as love thy salvation
say continually, Let God be magnified!
Let all those seeking Thee joy and be glad in Thee, And let those loving Thy
salvation Say continually, `God is magnified.`
Psalms 70 5
But I am poor and needy. Come to me quickly, God. You are my help and my deliverer,
Yahweh, don`t delay. 
But I am afflicted and needy: make haste unto me, O God. Thou art my help and my
deliverer: O Jehovah, make no delay.
And I [am] poor and needy, O God, haste to me, My help and my deliverer [art]
Thou, O Jehovah, tarry Thou not!


Study Questions

The LORD is like? 68:13 with vs. 11 and 12

How is God described in HIS sanctuary? 68:35

List the "mays" of 69:22-28 (compare to vs. 29)

What is God? 70:1, 5

List the "Lets" of 70:2-4


The World English Bible

Sept. 14
1 Corinthians 10

1Co 10:1 Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
1Co 10:2 and were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
1Co 10:3 and all ate the same spiritual food;
1Co 10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.
1Co 10:5 However with most of them, God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
1Co 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1Co 10:7 Neither be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play."
1Co 10:8 Neither let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them committed, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell.
1Co 10:9 Neither let us test the Lord, as some of them tested, and perished by the serpents.
1Co 10:10 Neither grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer.
1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened to them by way of example, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come.
1Co 10:12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands be careful that he doesn't fall.
1Co 10:13 No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1Co 10:14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
1Co 10:15 I speak as to wise men. Judge what I say.
1Co 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, isn't it a sharing of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, isn't it a sharing of the body of Christ?
1Co 10:17 Because there is one loaf of bread, we, who are many, are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf of bread.
1Co 10:18 Consider Israel according to the flesh. Don't those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?
1Co 10:19 What am I saying then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
1Co 10:20 But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God, and I don't desire that you would have fellowship with demons.
1Co 10:21 You can't both drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You can't both partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.
1Co 10:22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
1Co 10:23 "All things are lawful for me," but not all things are profitable. "All things are lawful for me," but not all things build up.
1Co 10:24 Let no one seek his own, but each one his neighbor's good.
1Co 10:25 Whatever is sold in the butcher shop, eat, asking no question for the sake of conscience,
1Co 10:26 for "the earth is the Lord's, and its fullness."
1Co 10:27 But if one of those who don't believe invites you to a meal, and you are inclined to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no questions for the sake of conscience.
1Co 10:28 But if anyone says to you, "This was offered to idols," don't eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for the sake of conscience. For "the earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness."
1Co 10:29 Conscience, I say, not your own, but the other's conscience. For why is my liberty judged by another conscience?
1Co 10:30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced for that for which I give thanks?
1Co 10:31 Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1Co 10:32 Give no occasions for stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God;
1Co 10:33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.


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1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 10 1
Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all
passed through the sea;
For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that all our fathers were under the cloud,
and all passed through the sea;
And I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, that all our fathers were under
the cloud, and all passed through the sea,
1 Corinthians 10 2
and were all baptized to Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
and all were baptised unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
and all to Moses were baptized in the cloud, and in the sea;
1 Corinthians 10 3
and all ate the same spiritual food;
and all ate the same spiritual food,
and all the same spiritual food did eat,
1 Corinthians 10 4
and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them,
and the rock was Christ.
and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank of a spiritual rock which followed
[them]: (now the rock was the Christ;)
and all the same spiritual drink did drink, for they were drinking of a spiritual
rock following them, and the rock was the Christ;
1 Corinthians 10 5
However with most of them, God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the
wilderness.
yet God was not pleased with the most of them, for they were strewed in the desert.
but in the most of them God was not well pleased, for they were strewn in the
wilderness,
1 Corinthians 10 6
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they
also lusted.
But these things happened [as] types of us, that we should not be lusters after evil things,
as they also lusted.
and those things became types of us, for our not passionately desiring evil things,
as also these did desire.
1 Corinthians 10 7
Neither be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and
drink, and rose up to play."
Neither be ye idolaters, as some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and
to drink, and rose up to play.
Neither become ye idolaters, as certain of them, as it hath been written, `The
people sat down to eat and to drink, and stood up to play;`
1 Corinthians 10 8
Neither let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them committed, and in one day twenty-
three thousand fell.
Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed fornication, and fell in
one day three and twenty thousand.
neither may we commit whoredom, as certain of them did commit whoredom, and
there fell in one day twenty-three thousand;
1 Corinthians 10 9
Neither let us test the Lord, as some of them tested, and perished by the serpents.
Neither let us tempt the Christ, as some of them tempted, and perished by serpents.
neither may we tempt the Christ, as also certain of them did tempt, and by the
serpents did perish;
1 Corinthians 10 10
Neither grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer.
Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.
neither murmur ye, as also some of them did murmur, and did perish by the
destroyer.
1 Corinthians 10 11
Now all these things happened to them by way of example, and they were written for our
admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come.
Now all these things happened to them [as] types, and have been written for our
admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.
And all these things as types did happen to those persons, and they were written
for our admonition, to whom the end of the ages did come,
1 Corinthians 10 12
Therefore let him who thinks he stands be careful that he doesn`t fall.
So that let him that thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
so that he who is thinking to stand -- let him observe, lest he fall.
1 Corinthians 10 13
No temptation has taken you but such as man can bear. God is faithful, who will not allow you to
be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation make also the way of escape,
that you may be able to endure it.
No temptation has taken you but such as is according to man`s nature; and God is
faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able [to bear], but will
with the temptation make the issue also, so that [ye] should be able to bear [it].
No temptation hath taken you -- except human; and God is faithful, who will not
suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able, but He will make, with the
temptation, also the outlet, for your being able to bear [it].
1 Corinthians 10 14
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
Wherefore, my beloved, flee from the idolatry;
1 Corinthians 10 15
I speak as to wise men. Judge what I say.
I speak as to intelligent [persons]: do *ye* judge what I say.
as to wise men I speak -- judge ye what I say:
1 Corinthians 10 16
The cup of blessing which we bless, isn`t it a communion of the blood of Christ? The bread
which we break, isn`t it a communion of the body of Christ?
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not [the] communion of the blood of the Christ?
The bread which we break, is it not [the] communion of the body of the Christ?
The cup of the blessing that we bless -- is it not the fellowship of the blood of the
Christ? the bread that we break -- is it not the fellowship of the body of the Christ?
1 Corinthians 10 17
Seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body; for we all partake of the one bread.
Because we, [being] many, are one loaf, one body; for we all partake of that one loaf.
because one bread, one body, are we the many -- for we all of the one bread do
partake.
1 Corinthians 10 18
Consider Israel after the flesh. Don`t those who eat the sacrifices have communion with the
altar?
See Israel according to flesh: are not they who eat the sacrifices in communion with the
altar?
See Israel according to the flesh! are not those eating the sacrifices in the
fellowship of the altar?
1 Corinthians 10 19
What am I saying then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
What then do I say? that what is sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is
anything?
what then do I say? that an idol is anything? or that a sacrifice offered to an idol
is anything? --
1 Corinthians 10 20
But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God,
and I don`t desire that you would have communion with demons.
But that what [the nations] sacrifice they sacrifice to demons, and not to God. Now I do
not wish you to be in communion with demons.
[no,] but that the things that the nations sacrifice -- they sacrifice to demons and
not to God; and I do not wish you to come into the fellowship of the demons.
1 Corinthians 10 21
You can`t both drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You can`t both partake of the
table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.
Ye cannot drink [the] Lord`s cup, and [the] cup of demons: ye cannot partake of [the]
Lord`s table, and of [the] table of demons.
Ye are not able the cup of the Lord to drink, and the cup of demons; ye are not able
of the table of the Lord to partake, and of the table of demons;
1 Corinthians 10 22
Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
do we arouse the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than He?
1 Corinthians 10 23
"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are expedient. "All things are lawful for me,"
but not all things build up.
All things are lawful, but all are not profitable; all things are lawful, but all do not edify.
All things to me are lawful, but all things are not profitable; all things to me are
lawful, but all things do not build up;
1 Corinthians 10 24
Let no one seek his own, but each one his neighbor`s good.
Let no one seek his own [advantage], but that of the other.
let no one seek his own -- but each another`s.
1 Corinthians 10 25
Whatever is sold in the butcher shop, eat, asking no question for the sake of conscience,
Everything sold in the shambles eat, making no inquiry for conscience sake.
Whatever in the meat-market is sold eat ye, not inquiring, because of the
conscience,
1 Corinthians 10 26
for "the earth is the Lord`s, and its fullness."
For the earth [is] the Lord`s and its fulness.
for the Lord`s [is] the earth, and its fulness;
1 Corinthians 10 27
But if one of those who don`t believe invites you to a meal, and you are inclined to go, eat
whatever is set before you, asking no questions for the sake of conscience.
But if any one of the unbelievers invite you, and ye are minded to go, all that is set before
you eat, making no inquiry for conscience sake.
and if any one of the unbelieving do call you, and ye wish to go, all that is set
before you eat, nothing inquiring, because of the conscience;
1 Corinthians 10 28
But if anyone says to you, "This was offered to idols," don`t eat it for the sake of the one who told
you, and for the sake of conscience. For "the earth is the Lord`s, and all its fullness."
But if any one say to you, This is offered to holy purposes, do not eat, for his sake that
pointed it out, and conscience sake;
and if any one may say to you, `This is a thing sacrificed to an idol,` -- do not eat,
because of that one who shewed [it], and of the conscience, for the Lord`s [is] the
earth and its fulness:
1 Corinthians 10 29
Conscience, I say, not your own, but the other`s conscience. For why is my liberty judged by
another conscience?
but conscience, I mean, not thine own, but that of the other: for why is my liberty judged
by another conscience?
and conscience, I say, not of thyself, but of the other, for why [is it] that my liberty
is judged by another`s conscience?
1 Corinthians 10 30
If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced for that for which I give thanks?
If *I* partake with thanksgiving, why am I spoken evil of for what *I* give thanks for?
and if I thankfully do partake, why am I evil spoken of, for that for which I give
thanks?
1 Corinthians 10 31
Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatever ye do, do all things to God`s glory.
Whether, then, ye eat, or drink, or do anything, do all to the glory of God;
1 Corinthians 10 32
Give no occasions for stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God;
Give no occasion to stumbling, whether to Jews, or Greeks, or the assembly of God.
become offenceless, both to Jews and Greeks, and to the assembly of God;
1 Corinthians 10 33
even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many,
that they may be saved.
Even as *I* also please all in all things; not seeking my own profit, but that of the many,
that they may be saved.
as I also in all things do please all, not seeking my own profit, but that of many --
that they may be saved.


Study Questions

Baptized into ______? 10:2

God is_____________? 10:13

Eat meat sacrificed to idols? Yes or No? 10:28

What should be done to the glory of God? 10:31