9/15/13

From Gary... Imagination, Firebirds and serendipity


To me, my granddaughter's picture (The Photo Girl) looks like a bird about to take wing, but, that is just my thinking.  It could be a wishbone, a divining rod (for finding water) or any one of a thousand things, I suppose.  I like the thought of a bird, and to be a tad more specific- a THUNDERBIRD!!!  I freely admit that I have an active imagination, as the above comments reveal, but I guess that is just from reading to many Science Fiction Books as a pre-teen.  So, I can imagine the wildest things and therefore writing this blog is an exercise in creativity for me.  However, I have to ask the question: Is there anything that I can't imagine?  The following passage from the book of 1st Corinthians answers that very plainly....

1 Corinthians, Chapter 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.  2 For I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.  3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.  4 My speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,  5 that your faith wouldn’t stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.  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.  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,  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.  
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.”

Have you ever received a gift that simply blew you away?  I have; when I was 11 my maternal grandmother gave me a brand new bike.  It was a beautiful thing and I rode it for many years.  Later, I learned that she refrained from clothing purchases for a whole year, just so that she could give me what she knew I really wanted!!!  Her self-sacrifice was love in action and when I saw that bike- WOW!!!!  I can only imagine the wonders of heaven and the blessings that await there, but I am very sure that "WOW" will be entirely inadequate!!!!

P.S. In case you are wondering- The picture that Lizzie took is of A SPARKLER ON THE 4TH OF JULY!!!!!

P.S.S.  I wonder if there will be birthdays in Heaven???

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study September 15



Bible Reading and Study


September 15


The World English Bible


Sept. 15
Psalms 71-73

Psa 71:1 In you, Yahweh, I take refuge. Never let me be disappointed.
Psa 71:2 Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me. Turn your ear to me, and save me.
Psa 71:3 Be to me a rock of refuge to which I may always go. Give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
Psa 71:4 Rescue me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
Psa 71:5 For you are my hope, Lord Yahweh; my confidence from my youth.
Psa 71:6 I have relied on you from the womb. You are he who took me out of my mother's womb. I will always praise you.
Psa 71:7 I am a marvel to many, but you are my strong refuge.
Psa 71:8 My mouth shall be filled with your praise, with your honor all the day.
Psa 71:9 Don't reject me in my old age. Don't forsake me when my strength fails.
Psa 71:10 For my enemies talk about me. Those who watch for my soul conspire together,
Psa 71:11 saying, "God has forsaken him. Pursue and take him, for no one will rescue him."
Psa 71:12 God, don't be far from me. My God, hurry to help me.
Psa 71:13 Let my accusers be disappointed and consumed. Let them be covered with disgrace and scorn who want to harm me.
Psa 71:14 But I will always hope, and will add to all of your praise.
Psa 71:15 My mouth will tell about your righteousness, and of your salvation all day, though I don't know its full measure.
Psa 71:16 I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord Yahweh. I will make mention of your righteousness, even of yours alone.
Psa 71:17 God, you have taught me from my youth. Until now, I have declared your wondrous works.
Psa 71:18 Yes, even when I am old and gray-haired, God, don't forsake me, until I have declared your strength to the next generation, your might to everyone who is to come.
Psa 71:19 Your righteousness also, God, reaches to the heavens; you have done great things. God, who is like you?
Psa 71:20 You, who have shown us many and bitter troubles, you will let me live. You will bring us up again from the depths of the earth.
Psa 71:21 Increase my honor, and comfort me again.
Psa 71:22 I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God. I sing praises to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.
Psa 71:23 My lips shall shout for joy! My soul, which you have redeemed, sings praises to you!
Psa 71:24 My tongue will also talk about your righteousness all day long, for they are disappointed, and they are confounded, who want to harm me.
Psa 72:1 God, give the king your justice; your righteousness to the royal son.
Psa 72:2 He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.
Psa 72:3 The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people. The hills bring the fruit of righteousness.
Psa 72:4 He will judge the poor of the people. He will save the children of the needy, and will break the oppressor in pieces.
Psa 72:5 They shall fear you while the sun endures; and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
Psa 72:6 He will come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.
Psa 72:7 In his days, the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.
Psa 72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the earth.
Psa 72:9 Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him. His enemies shall lick the dust.
Psa 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
Psa 72:11 Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him.
Psa 72:12 For he will deliver the needy when he cries; the poor, who has no helper.
Psa 72:13 He will have pity on the poor and needy. He will save the souls of the needy.
Psa 72:14 He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence. Their blood will be precious in his sight.
Psa 72:15 They shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba. Men shall pray for him continually. They shall bless him all day long.
Psa 72:16 There shall be abundance of grain throughout the land. Its fruit sways like Lebanon. Let it flourish, thriving like the grass of the field.
Psa 72:17 His name endures forever. His name continues as long as the sun. Men shall be blessed by him. All nations will call him blessed.
Psa 72:18 Praise be to Yahweh God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.
Psa 72:19 Blessed be his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and amen.
Psa 72:20 This ends the prayers by David, the son of Jesse.
Psa 73:1 Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
Psa 73:2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone. My steps had nearly slipped.
Psa 73:3 For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Psa 73:4 For there are no struggles in their death, but their strength is firm.
Psa 73:5 They are free from burdens of men, neither are they plagued like other men.
Psa 73:6 Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck. Violence covers them like a garment.
Psa 73:7 Their eyes bulge with fat. Their minds pass the limits of conceit.
Psa 73:8 They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.
Psa 73:9 They have set their mouth in the heavens. Their tongue walks through the earth.
Psa 73:10 Therefore their people return to them, and they drink up waters of abundance.
Psa 73:11 They say, "How does God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?"
Psa 73:12 Behold, these are the wicked. Being always at ease, they increase in riches.
Psa 73:13 Surely in vain I have cleansed my heart, and washed my hands in innocence,
Psa 73:14 For all day long have I been plagued, and punished every morning.
Psa 73:15 If I had said, "I will speak thus;" behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children.
Psa 73:16 When I tried to understand this, it was too painful for me;
Psa 73:17 Until I entered God's sanctuary, and considered their latter end.
Psa 73:18 Surely you set them in slippery places. You throw them down to destruction.
Psa 73:19 How they are suddenly destroyed! They are completely swept away with terrors.
Psa 73:20 As a dream when one wakes up, so, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies.
Psa 73:21 For my soul was grieved. I was embittered in my heart.
Psa 73:22 I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.
Psa 73:23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you. You have held my right hand.
Psa 73:24 You will guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Psa 73:25 Who do I have in heaven? There is no one on earth who I desire besides you.
Psa 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psa 73:27 For, behold, those who are far from you shall perish. You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to you.

Psa 73:28 But it is good for me to come close to God. I have made the Lord Yahweh my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.


The Composite Bible
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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 71 1
In you, Yahweh, I take refuge. Never let me be put to shame.
In thee, Jehovah, do I trust: let me never be ashamed.
In Thee, O Jehovah, I have trusted, Let me not be ashamed to the age.
Psalms 71 2
Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me. Turn your ear to me, and save me.
Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
In Thy righteousness Thou dost deliver me, And dost cause me to escape, Incline
unto me Thine ear, and save me.
Psalms 71 3
Be to me a rock of refuge to which I may always go. Give the command to save me, For you are
my rock and my fortress.
Be to me a rock of habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given
commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
Be to me for a rock -- a habitation, To go in continually, Thou hast given command
to save me, For my rock and my bulwark [art] Thou.
Psalms 71 4
Rescue me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, From the hand of the unrighteous and cruel
man.
My God, rescue me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and
cruel man.
O my God, cause me to escape From the hand of the wicked, From the hand of the
perverse and violent.
Psalms 71 5
For you are my hope, Lord Yahweh; My confidence from my youth.
For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah, my confidence from my youth.
For Thou [art] my hope, O Lord Jehovah, My trust from my youth.
Psalms 71 6
I have relied on you from the womb. You are he who took me out of my mother`s womb. I will
always praise you.
On thee have I been stayed from the womb; from the bowels of my mother thou didst draw
me forth: my praise shall be continually of thee.
By Thee I have been supported from the womb, From my mother`s bowels Thou
dost cut me out, In Thee [is] my praise continually.
Psalms 71 7
I am a marvel to many, But you are my strong refuge.
I have been as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
As a wonder I have been to many, And Thou [art] my strong refuge.
Psalms 71 8
My mouth shall be filled with your praise, With your honor all the day.
My mouth shall be filled with thy praise, with thy glory, all the day.
Filled is my mouth [with] Thy praise, All the day [with] Thy beauty.
Psalms 71 9
Don`t reject me in my old age. Don`t forsake me when my strength fails.
Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
Cast me not off at the time of old age, According to the consumption of my power
forsake me not.
Psalms 71 10
For my enemies talk about me. Those who watch for my soul conspire together,
For mine enemies speak against me, and they that watch for my soul consult together,
For mine enemies have spoken against me, And those watching my soul have taken
counsel together,
Psalms 71 11
Saying, "God has forsaken him. Pursue and take him, for no one will rescue him."
Saying, God hath forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver.
Saying, `God hath forsaken him, Pursue and catch him, for there is no deliverer.`
Psalms 71 12
God, don`t be far from me. My God, hurry to help me.
O God, be not far from me; my God, hasten to my help.
O God, be not far from me, O my God, for my help make haste.
Psalms 71 13
Let my accusers be put to shame and consumed. Let them be covered with disgrace and scorn
who want to harm me.
Let them be ashamed, let them be consumed, that are adversaries to my soul; let them be
covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
They are ashamed, they are consumed, Who are opposing my soul, They are covered
[with] reproach and blushing, Who are seeking my evil,
Psalms 71 14
But I will always hope, And will add to all of your praise.
But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise thee yet more and more.
And I continually do wait with hope, And have added unto all Thy praise.
Psalms 71 15
My mouth will tell about your righteousness, And of your salvation all day, Though I don`t
know its full measure.
My mouth shall declare thy righteousness, [and] thy salvation all the day: for I know not
the numbers [thereof].
My mouth recounteth Thy righteousness, All the day Thy salvation, For I have not
known the numbers.
Psalms 71 16
I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord Yahweh. I will make mention of your
righteousness, even of yours alone.
I will go in the might of the Lord Jehovah; I will recall thy righteousness, thine alone.
I come in the might of the Lord Jehovah, I mention Thy righteousness -- Thine only.
Psalms 71 17
God, you have taught me from my youth. Until now, I have declared your wondrous works.
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth, and hitherto have I proclaimed thy marvellous
works:
God, Thou hast taught me from my youth, And hitherto I declare Thy wonders.
Psalms 71 18
Yes, even when I am old and gray-headed, God, don`t forsake me, Until I have declared your
strength to the next generation, Your might to everyone who is to come.
Now also, when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not, until I have proclaimed
thine arm unto [this] generation, thy might to every one that is to come.
And also unto old age and grey hairs, O God, forsake me not, Till I declare Thy
strength to a generation, To every one that cometh Thy might.
Psalms 71 19
Your righteousness also, God, reaches to the heavens; You who have done great things. God, who
is like you?
And thy righteousness, O God, reacheth on high, thou who hast done great things: O God,
who is like unto thee?
And Thy righteousness, O God, [is] unto the heights, Because Thou hast done great
things, O God, who [is] like Thee?
Psalms 71 20
You, who have showed us many and bitter troubles, You will let me live. You will bring us up
again from the depths of the earth.
Thou, who hast shewn us many and sore troubles, wilt revive us again, and wilt bring us
up again from the depths of the earth;
Because Thou hast showed me many and sad distresses, Thou turnest back -- Thou
revivest me, And from the depths of the earth, Thou turnest back -- Thou bringest
me up.
Psalms 71 21
Increase my honor, And comfort me again.
Thou wilt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
Thou dost increase my greatness, And Thou surroundest -- Thou comfortest me,
Psalms 71 22
I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God. I sing praises to you with
the lyre, Holy One of Israel.
I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, my God; unto thee will I sing
psalms with the harp, thou holy One of Israel.
I also thank Thee with a vessel of psaltery, Thy truth, O my God, I sing to Thee with
a harp, O Holy One of Israel,
Psalms 71 23
My lips shall shout for joy! My soul, which you have redeemed, sings praises to you!
My lips shall exult when I sing psalms unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
My lips cry aloud when I sing praise to Thee, And my soul that Thou hast
redeemed,
Psalms 71 24
My tongue will also talk about your righteousness all day long, For they are put to shame, and
they are confounded, who want to harm me. Psalm 72 By Solomon.
My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day; for they shall be ashamed, for
they shall be brought to confusion, that seek my hurt.
My tongue also all the day uttereth Thy righteousness, Because ashamed -- because
confounded, Have been those seeking my evil!
Psalms 72 1
God, give the king your justice; Your righteousness to the royal son.
{For Solomon.} O God, give the king thy judgments, and thy righteousness unto the king`s
son.
By Solomon. O God, Thy judgments to the king give, And Thy righteousness to the
king`s son.
Psalms 72 2
He will judge your people with righteousness, And your poor with justice.
He will judge thy people with righteousness, and thine afflicted with judgment.
He judgeth Thy people with righteousness, And Thy poor with judgment.
Psalms 72 3
The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people; The hills bring the fruit of righteousness.
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the hills, by righteousness.
The mountains bear peace to the people, And the heights by righteousness.
Psalms 72 4
He will judge the poor of the people. He will save the children of the needy, And will break
the oppressor in pieces.
He will do justice to the afflicted of the people; he will save the children of the needy,
and will break in pieces the oppressor.
He judgeth the poor of the people, Giveth deliverance to the sons of the needy, And
bruiseth the oppressor.
Psalms 72 5
They shall fear you while the sun endures; And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
They shall fear thee as long as sun and moon endure, from generation to generation.
They fear Thee with the sun, and before the moon, Generation -- generations.
Psalms 72 6
He will come down like rain on the mown grass, As showers that water the earth.
He shall come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.
He cometh down as rain on mown grass, As showers -- sprinkling the earth.
Psalms 72 7
In his days, the righteous shall flourish, And abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.
In his days shall the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace till the moon be no more.
Flourish in his days doth the righteous, And abundance of peace till the moon is
not.
Psalms 72 8
He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, From the River to the ends of the earth.
And he shall have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
And he ruleth from sea unto sea, And from the river unto the ends of earth.
Psalms 72 9
Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him. His enemies shall lick the dust.
The dwellers in the desert shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust.
Before him bow do the inhabitants of the dry places, And his enemies lick the
Psalms 72 10
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles will bring tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall
offer gifts.
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba
shall offer tribute:
Kings of Tarshish and of the isles send back a present. Kings of Sheba and Seba a
reward bring near.
Psalms 72 11
Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him.
Yea, all kings shall bow down before him; all nations shall serve him.
And all kings do bow themselves to him, All nations do serve him,
Psalms 72 12
For he will deliver the needy when he cries; The poor, who has no helper.
For he will deliver the needy who crieth, and the afflicted, who hath no helper;
For he delivereth the needy who crieth, And the poor when he hath no helper,
Psalms 72 13
He will have pity on the poor and needy. He will save the souls of the needy.
He will have compassion on the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy:
He hath pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he saveth,
Psalms 72 14
He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence. Their blood will be precious in his
sight.
He will redeem their souls from oppression and violence, and precious shall their blood
be in his sight.
From fraud and from violence he redeemeth their soul, And precious is their
blood in his eyes.
Psalms 72 15
They shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba. Men shall pray for him
continually. They shall bless him all day long.
And he shall live; and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba; and prayer shall be made
for him continually: all the day shall he be blessed.
And he liveth, and giveth to him of the gold of Sheba, And prayeth for him
continually, All the day he doth bless him.
Psalms 72 16
There shall be abundance of grain throughout the land. Its fruit sways like Lebanon. Let it
flourish, thriving like the grass of the field.
There shall be abundance of corn in the earth, upon the top of the mountains; the fruit
thereof shall shake like Lebanon; and they of the city shall bloom like the herb of the
earth.
There is a handful of corn in the earth, On the top of mountains, Shake like
Lebanon doth its fruit, And they flourish out of the city as the herb of the earth.
Psalms 72 17
His name endures forever. His name continues as long as the sun. Men shall be blessed by him.
All nations will call him blessed.
His name shall endure for ever; his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and [men]
shall bless themselves in him; all nations shall call him blessed.
His name is to the age, Before the sun is his name continued, And they bless
themselves in him, All nations do pronounce him happy.
Psalms 72 18
Praise be to Yahweh God, the God of Israel, Who alone does marvelous deeds.
Blessed be Jehovah Elohim, the God of Israel, who alone doeth wondrous things!
Blessed is Jehovah God, God of Israel, He alone is doing wonders,
Psalms 72 19
Blessed be his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and
amen.
And blessed be his glorious name for ever! and let the whole earth be filled with his
glory! Amen, and Amen.
And blessed [is] the Name of His honour to the age, And the whole earth is filled
[with] His honour. Amen, and amen!
Psalms 72 20
This ends the prayers by David, the son of Jesse. BOOK III Psalm 73 A Psalm by Asaph.
The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
The prayers of David son of Jesse have been ended.
Psalms 73 1
Surely God is good to Israel, To those who are pure in heart.
{A Psalm of Asaph.} Truly God is good to Israel, to such as are of a pure heart.
A Psalm of Asaph. Only -- good to Israel [is] God, to the clean of heart. And I -- as a
little thing, My feet have been turned aside,
Psalms 73 2
But as for me, my feet were almost gone. My steps had nearly slipped.
But as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had well nigh slipped;
As nothing, have my steps slipped, For I have been envious of the boastful,
Psalms 73 3
For I was envious of the arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked.
The peace of the wicked I see, That there are no bands at their death,
Psalms 73 4
For there are no struggles in their death, But their strength is firm.
For they have no pangs in their death, and their body is well nourished;
And their might [is] firm.
Psalms 73 5
They are free from burdens of men, Neither are they plagued like other men.
They have not the hardships of mankind, neither are they plagued like [other] men:
In the misery of mortals they are not, And with common men they are not plagued.
Psalms 73 6
Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck. Violence covers them like a garment.
Therefore pride encompasseth them as a neck-chain, violence covereth them [as] a
garment;
Therefore hath pride encircled them, Violence covereth them as a dress.
Psalms 73 7
Their eyes bulge with fat. Their minds pass the limits of conceit.
Their eyes stand out from fatness, they exceed the imaginations of their heart:
Their eye hath come out from fat. The imaginations of the heart transgressed;
Psalms 73 8
They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.
They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily:
They do corruptly, And they speak in the wickedness of oppression, From on high
they speak.
Psalms 73 9
They have set their mouth in the heavens. Their tongue walks through the earth.
They set their mouth in the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
They have set in the heavens their mouth, And their tongue walketh in the earth.
Psalms 73 10
Therefore their people return to them, And they drink up waters of abundance.
Therefore his people turn hither, and waters in fulness are wrung out to them.
Therefore do His people return hither, And waters of fulness are wrung out to
them.
Psalms 73 11
They say, "How does God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?"
And they say, How can ·God know, and is there knowledge in the Most High?
And they have said, `How hath God known? And is there knowledge in the Most
High?`
Psalms 73 12
Behold, these are the wicked. Being always at ease, they increase in riches.
Behold, these are the wicked, and they prosper in the world: they heap up riches.
Lo, these [are] the wicked and easy ones of the age, They have increased strength.
Psalms 73 13
Surely in vain I have cleansed my heart, And washed my hands in innocence,
Truly have I purified my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency:
Only -- a vain thing! I have purified my heart, And I wash in innocency my hands,
Psalms 73 14
For all day long have I been plagued, And punished every morning.
For all the day have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
And I am plagued all the day, And my reproof [is] every morning.
Psalms 73 15
If I had said, "I will speak thus;" Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children.
If I said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to the generation of thy children.
If I have said, `I recount thus,` Lo, a generation of Thy sons I have deceived.
Psalms 73 16
When I tried to understand this, It was too painful for me;
When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes;
And I think to know this, Perverseness it [is] in mine eyes,
Psalms 73 17
Until I entered God`s sanctuary, And considered their latter end.
Until I went into the sanctuaries of ·God; [then] understood I their end.
Till I come in to the sanctuaries of God, I attend to their latter end.
Psalms 73 18
Surely you set them in slippery places. You throw them down to destruction.
Truly thou settest them in slippery places, thou castest them down in ruins.
Only, in slippery places Thou dost set them, Thou hast caused them to fall to
desolations.
Psalms 73 19
How they are suddenly destroyed! They are completely swept away with terrors.
How are they suddenly made desolate! they pass away, consumed with terrors.
How have they become a desolation as in a moment, They have been ended --
consumed from terrors.
Psalms 73 20
As a dream when one wakes up, So, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies.
As a dream, when one awaketh, wilt thou, Lord, on arising despise their image.
As a dream from awakening, O Lord, In awaking, their image Thou despisest.
Psalms 73 21
For my soul was grieved. I was embittered in my heart.
When my heart was in a ferment, and I was pricked in my reins,
For my heart doth show itself violent, And my reins prick themselves,
Psalms 73 22
I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.
Then I was brutish and knew nothing; I was [as] a beast with thee.
And I am brutish, and do not know. A beast I have been with Thee.
Psalms 73 23
Nevertheless, I am continually with you. You have held my right hand.
Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden my right hand;
And I [am] continually with Thee, Thou hast laid hold on my right hand.
Psalms 73 24
You will guide me with your counsel, And afterward receive me to glory.
Thou wilt guide me by thy counsel, and after the glory, thou wilt receive me.
With Thy counsel Thou dost lead me, And after honour dost receive me.
Psalms 73 25
Who do I have in heaven? There is no one on earth who I desire besides you.
Whom have I in the heavens? and there is none upon earth I desire beside thee.
Whom have I in the heavens? And with Thee none I have desired in earth.
Psalms 73 26
My flesh and my heart fails, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
My flesh and my heart faileth: God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.
Consumed hath been my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart and my portion
[is] God to the age.
Psalms 73 27
For, behold, those who are far from you shall perish. You have destroyed all those who are
unfaithful to you.
For behold, they that are far from thee shall perish; thou destroyest every one that goeth
a whoring from thee.
For, lo, those far from Thee do perish, Thou hast cut off every one, Who is going a
whoring from Thee.
Psalms 73 28
But it is good for me to come close to God. I have made the Lord Yahweh my refuge, That I may
tell of all your works. Psalm 74 A contemplation by Asaph.
But as for me, it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord
Jehovah, that I may declare all thy works.
And I -- nearness of God to me [is] good, I have placed in the Lord Jehovah my
refuge, To recount all Thy works!


Study Questions

God is my __________ and ___________? 71:3
 

God's righteousness reaches to the ____________? 71:19


Describe the prayer for the reign of the king? Psalm 72

When was the end of the wicked perceived? 73:17


What is the psalmist's good? 73:28



The World English Bible


Sept. 15
1 Corinthians 11

1Co 11:1 Be imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.
1Co 11:2 Now I praise you, brothers, that you remember me in all things, and hold firm the traditions, even as I delivered them to you.
1Co 11:3 But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.
1Co 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.
1Co 11:5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonors her head. For it is one and the same thing as if she were shaved.
1Co 11:6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.
1Co 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God, but the woman is the glory of the man.
1Co 11:8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man;
1Co 11:9 for neither was man created for the woman, but woman for the man.
1Co 11:10 For this cause the woman ought to have authority on her head, because of the angels.
1Co 11:11 Nevertheless, neither is the woman independent of the man, nor the man independent of the woman, in the Lord.
1Co 11:12 For as woman came from man, so a man also comes through a woman; but all things are from God.
1Co 11:13 Judge for yourselves. Is it appropriate that a woman pray to God unveiled?
1Co 11:14 Doesn't even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?
1Co 11:15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given to her for a covering.
1Co 11:16 But if any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither do God's assemblies.
1Co 11:17 But in giving you this command, I don't praise you, that you come together not for the better but for the worse.
1Co 11:18 For first of all, when you come together in the assembly, I hear that divisions exist among you, and I partly believe it.
1Co 11:19 For there also must be factions among you, that those who are approved may be revealed among you.
1Co 11:20 When therefore you assemble yourselves together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat.
1Co 11:21 For in your eating each one takes his own supper first. One is hungry, and another is drunken.
1Co 11:22 What, don't you have houses to eat and to drink in? Or do you despise God's assembly, and put them to shame who don't have? What shall I tell you? Shall I praise you? In this I don't praise you.
1Co 11:23 For I received from the Lord that which also I delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night in which he was betrayed took bread.
1Co 11:24 When he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "Take, eat. This is my body, which is broken for you. Do this in memory of me."
1Co 11:25 In the same way he also took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink, in memory of me."
1Co 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
1Co 11:27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks the Lord's cup in a manner unworthy of the Lord will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
1Co 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
1Co 11:29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, if he doesn't discern the Lord's body.
1Co 11:30 For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.
1Co 11:31 For if we discerned ourselves, we wouldn't be judged.
1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are punished by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.
1Co 11:33 Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait one for another.
1Co 11:34 But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest your coming together be for judgment. The rest I will set in order whenever I come.





 
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1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 11 1
Be imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Be my imitators, even as *I* also [am] of Christ.
Followers of me become ye, as I also [am] of Christ.
1 Corinthians 11 2
Now I praise you, brothers, that you remember me in all things, and hold firm the traditions,
even as I delivered them to you.
Now I praise you, that in all things ye are mindful of me; and that as I have directed you,
ye keep the directions.
And I praise you, brethren, that in all things ye remember me, and according as I
did deliver to you, the deliverances ye keep,
1 Corinthians 11 3
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is
the man, and the head of Christ is God.
But I wish you to know that the Christ is the head of every man, but woman`s head [is] the
man, and the Christ`s head God.
and I wish you to know that of every man the head is the Christ, and the head of a
woman is the husband, and the head of Christ is God.
1 Corinthians 11 4
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.
Every man praying or prophesying, having [anything] on his head, puts his head to
shame.
Every man praying or prophesying, having the head covered, doth dishonour his
head,
1 Corinthians 11 5
But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonors her head. For it is
one and the same thing as if she were shaved.
But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered puts her own head to
shame; for it is one and the same as a shaved [woman].
and every woman praying or prophesying with the head uncovered, doth
dishonour her own head, for it is one and the same thing with her being shaven,
1 Corinthians 11 6
For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn
or shaved, let her be covered.
For if a woman be not covered, let her hair also be cut off. But if [it be] shameful to a
woman to have her hair cut off or to be shaved, let her be covered.
for if a woman is not covered -- then let her be shorn, and if [it is] a shame for a
woman to be shorn or shaven -- let her be covered;
1 Corinthians 11 7
For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God,
but the woman is the glory of the man.
For man indeed ought not to have his head covered, being God`s image and glory; but
woman is man`s glory.
for a man, indeed, ought not to cover the head, being the image and glory of God,
and a woman is the glory of a man,
1 Corinthians 11 8
For man is not from woman, but woman from man;
For man is not of woman, but woman of man.
for a man is not of a woman, but a woman [is] of a man,
1 Corinthians 11 9
for neither was man created for the woman, but woman for the man.
For also man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the
man.
for a man also was not created because of the woman, but a woman because of the
man;
1 Corinthians 11 10
For this cause the woman ought to have authority on her head, because of the angels.
Therefore ought the woman to have authority on her head, on account of the angels.
because of this the woman ought to have [a token of] authority upon the head,
because of the messengers;
1 Corinthians 11 11
Nevertheless, neither is the woman independent of the man, nor the man independent of the
woman, in the Lord.
However, neither [is] woman without man, nor man without woman, in [the] Lord.
but neither [is] a man apart from a woman, nor a woman apart from a man, in the
Lord,
1 Corinthians 11 12
For as the woman is from the man, so is the man also by the woman; but all things are from God.
For as the woman [is] of the man, so also [is] the man by the woman, but all things of God.
for as the woman [is] of the man, so also the man [is] through the woman, and the
all things [are] of God.
1 Corinthians 11 13
Judge for yourselves. Is it appropriate that a woman pray to God unveiled?
Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman should pray to God uncovered?
In your own selves judge ye; is it seemly for a woman uncovered to pray to God?
1 Corinthians 11 14
Doesn`t even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?
Does not even nature itself teach you, that man, if he have long hair, it is a dishonour to
him?
doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man indeed have long hair, a
dishonour it is to him?
1 Corinthians 11 15
But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given to her for a covering.
But woman, if she have long hair, [it is] glory to her; for the long hair is given [to her] in
lieu of a veil.
and a woman, if she have long hair, a glory it is to her, because the hair instead of
a covering hath been given to her;
1 Corinthians 11 16
But if any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither do God`s assemblies.
But if any one think to be contentious, *we* have no such custom, nor the assemblies of
God.
and if any one doth think to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the
assemblies of God.
1 Corinthians 11 17
But in giving you this command, I don`t praise you, that you come together not for the better
but for the worse.
But [in] prescribing [to you on] this [which I now enter on], I do not praise, [namely,]
that ye come together, not for the better, but for the worse.
And this declaring, I give no praise, because not for the better, but for the worse
ye come together;
1 Corinthians 11 18
For first of all, when you come together in the assembly, I hear that divisions exist among you,
and I partly believe it.
For first, when ye come together in assembly, I hear there exist divisions among you, and
I partly give credit [to it].
for first, indeed, ye coming together in an assembly, I hear of divisions being
among you, and partly I believe [it],
1 Corinthians 11 19
For there must be also factions among you, that those who are approved may be revealed among
you.
For there must also be sects among you, that the approved may become manifest among
you.
for it behoveth sects also to be among you, that those approved may become
manifest among you;
1 Corinthians 11 20
When therefore you assemble yourselves together, it is not possible to eat the Lord`s supper.
When ye come therefore together into one place, it is not to eat [the] Lord`s supper.
ye, then, coming together at the same place -- it is not to eat the Lord`s supper;
1 Corinthians 11 21
For in your eating each one takes his own supper before others. One is hungry, and another is drunken.
For each one in eating takes his *own* supper before [others], and one is hungry and
another drinks to excess.
for each his own supper doth take before in the eating, and one is hungry, and
another is drunk;
1 Corinthians 11 22
What, don`t you have houses to eat and to drink in? Or do you despise God`s assembly, and put
them to shame who don`t have? What will I tell you? Will I praise you? In this I don`t praise you.
Have ye not then houses for eating and drinking? or do ye despise the assembly of God,
and put to shame them who have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you? In this
[point] I do not praise.
why, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or the assembly of God do ye
despise, and shame those not having? what may I say to you? shall I praise you in
this? I do not praise!
1 Corinthians 11 23
For I received from the Lord that which also I delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night
in which he was betrayed took bread.
For *I* received from the Lord, that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus, in
the night in which he was delivered up, took bread,
For I -- I received from the Lord that which also I did deliver to you, that the Lord
Jesus in the night in which he was delivered up, took bread,
1 Corinthians 11 24
When he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "Take, eat. This is my body, which is broken for
you. Do this in memory of me."
and having given thanks broke [it], and said, This is my body, which [is] for you: this do
in remembrance of me.
and having given thanks, he brake, and said, `Take ye, eat ye, this is my body, that
for you is being broken; this do ye -- to the remembrance of me.`
1 Corinthians 11 25
In the same way he also took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my
blood. Do this, as often as you drink, in memory of me."
In like manner also the cup, after having supped, saying, This cup is the new covenant in
my blood: this do, as often as ye shall drink [it], in remembrance of me.
In like manner also the cup after the supping, saying, `This cup is the new
covenant in my blood; this do ye, as often as ye may drink [it] -- to the
remembrance of me;`
1 Corinthians 11 26
For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord`s death until he
comes.
For as often as ye shall eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye announce the death of the
Lord, until he come.
for as often as ye may eat this bread, and this cup may drink, the death of the Lord
ye do shew forth -- till he may come;
1 Corinthians 11 27
Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks the Lord`s cup in an unworthy manner, will be
guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
So that whosoever shall eat the bread, or drink the cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be
guilty in respect of the body and of the blood of the Lord.
so that whoever may eat this bread or may drink the cup of the Lord unworthily,
guilty he shall be of the body and blood of the Lord:
1 Corinthians 11 28
But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
But let a man prove himself, and thus eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
and let a man be proving himself, and so of the bread let him eat, and of the cup
let him drink;
1 Corinthians 11 29
For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, if he
doesn`t discern the Lord`s body.
For [the] eater and drinker eats and drinks judgment to himself, not distinguishing the
body.
for he who is eating and drinking unworthily, judgment to himself he doth eat
and drink -- not discerning the body of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 11 30
For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.
On this account many among you [are] weak and infirm, and a good many are fallen
asleep.
Because of this, among you many [are] weak and sickly, and sleep do many;
1 Corinthians 11 31
For if we discerned ourselves, we wouldn`t be judged.
But if we judged ourselves, so were we not judged.
for if ourselves we were discerning, we would not be being judged,
1 Corinthians 11 32
But when we are judged, we are punished by the Lord, that we may not be condemned withthe world.
But being judged, we are disciplined of [the] Lord, that we may not be condemned with
the world.
and being judged by the Lord, we are chastened, that with the world we may not
be condemned;
1 Corinthians 11 33
Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait one for another.
So that, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait for one another.
so then, my brethren, coming together to eat, for one another wait ye;
1 Corinthians 11 34
But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, that your coming together may not be to judgment.
The rest I will set in order whenever I come.
If any one be hungry, let him eat at home, that ye may not come together for judgment.
But the other things, whenever I come, I will set in order.
and if any one is hungry, at home let him eat, that to judgment ye may not come
together; and the rest, whenever I may come, I shall arrange.


Study Questions
Who is the head of Christ? 11:3