9/22/13

From Gary... What would YOU want to create?


This looks like a candidate for "Redneck Idea of the month".  But, whoever thought of this was VERY CREATIVE!!! Also, their frugality is obvious as well.  I asked myself the question: Could I be that creative?  Probably, not, but I did fix the linkage on a 56 Pontiac with a shoestring once, though.  Speaking of creativity, what should I want to be creative about?  That ancient king of Israel, David, gives us an answer...



Psalm 51

 1  Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness.
According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
  2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity.
Cleanse me from my sin.
  3 For I know my transgressions.
My sin is constantly before me.

  4 Against you, and you only, have I sinned,
and done that which is evil in your sight;
that you may be proved right when you speak,
and justified when you judge.
  5 Behold, I was born in iniquity.
In sin my mother conceived me.
  6 Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts.
You teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

  7 Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean.
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
  8 Let me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones which you have broken may rejoice.
  9 Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all of my iniquities.
  10 Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a right spirit within me.
   

11 Don’t throw me from your presence,
and don’t take your holy Spirit from me.
  12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation.
Uphold me with a willing spirit.
  13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways.
Sinners shall be converted to you.
  14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, the God of my salvation.
My tongue shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
  15 Lord, open my lips.
My mouth shall declare your praise.
  16 For you don’t delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it.
You have no pleasure in burnt offering.
  17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit.
A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

  18 Do well in your good pleasure to Zion.
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
  19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of righteousness,
in burnt offerings and in whole burnt offerings.
Then they will offer bulls on your altar.



You guessed it; a new heart, a new attitude and the desire to please God!!! Why? Because we are conscious of our transgressions - that's why!!!  You don't have to be a clever person to get to heaven, just one that focuses on pleasing God in everything!!!  Looking at the picture again, I wondered- What could that person do with one of those jumbo sized cans from Sam's Club??  

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study September 22



Bible Reading and Study  


September 22


The World English Bible



Sept. 22
Psalms 92-94

Psa 92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks to Yahweh, to sing praises to your name, Most High;
Psa 92:2 to proclaim your loving kindness in the morning, and your faithfulness every night,
Psa 92:3 with the ten-stringed lute, with the harp, and with the melody of the lyre.
Psa 92:4 For you, Yahweh, have made me glad through your work. I will triumph in the works of your hands.
Psa 92:5 How great are your works, Yahweh! Your thoughts are very deep.
Psa 92:6 A senseless man doesn't know, neither does a fool understand this:
Psa 92:7 though the wicked spring up as the grass, and all the evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.
Psa 92:8 But you, Yahweh, are on high forevermore.
Psa 92:9 For, behold, your enemies, Yahweh, for, behold, your enemies shall perish. All the evildoers will be scattered.
Psa 92:10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox. I am anointed with fresh oil.
Psa 92:11 My eye has also seen my enemies. My ears have heard of the wicked enemies who rise up against me.
Psa 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Psa 92:13 They are planted in Yahweh's house. They will flourish in our God's courts.
Psa 92:14 They will still bring forth fruit in old age. They will be full of sap and green,
Psa 92:15 to show that Yahweh is upright. He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Psa 93:1 Yahweh reigns! He is clothed with majesty! Yahweh is armed with strength. The world also is established. It can't be moved.
Psa 93:2 Your throne is established from long ago. You are from everlasting.
Psa 93:3 The floods have lifted up, Yahweh, the floods have lifted up their voice. The floods lift up their waves.
Psa 93:4 Above the voices of many waters, the mighty breakers of the sea, Yahweh on high is mighty.
Psa 93:5 Your statutes stand firm. Holiness adorns your house, Yahweh, forevermore.
Psa 94:1 Yahweh, you God to whom vengeance belongs, you God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth.
Psa 94:2 Rise up, you judge of the earth. Pay back the proud what they deserve.
Psa 94:3 Yahweh, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked triumph?
Psa 94:4 They pour out arrogant words. All the evildoers boast.
Psa 94:5 They break your people in pieces, Yahweh, and afflict your heritage.
Psa 94:6 They kill the widow and the alien, and murder the fatherless.
Psa 94:7 They say, "Yah will not see, neither will Jacob's God consider."
Psa 94:8 Consider, you senseless among the people; you fools, when will you be wise?
Psa 94:9 He who implanted the ear, won't he hear? He who formed the eye, won't he see?
Psa 94:10 He who disciplines the nations, won't he punish? He who teaches man knows.
Psa 94:11 Yahweh knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile.
Psa 94:12 Blessed is the man whom you discipline, Yah, and teach out of your law;
Psa 94:13 that you may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked.
Psa 94:14 For Yahweh won't reject his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
Psa 94:15 For judgment will return to righteousness. All the upright in heart shall follow it.
Psa 94:16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand up for me against the evildoers?
Psa 94:17 Unless Yahweh had been my help, my soul would have soon lived in silence.
Psa 94:18 When I said, "My foot is slipping!" Your loving kindness, Yahweh, held me up.
Psa 94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me, your comforts delight my soul.
Psa 94:20 Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with you, which brings about mischief by statute?
Psa 94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
Psa 94:22 But Yahweh has been my high tower, my God, the rock of my refuge.
Psa 94:23 He has brought on them their own iniquity, and will cut them off in their own wickedness. Yahweh, our God, will cut them off. 



 
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Young's Literal Translation

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Psalms

  
Psalms 92 1
It is a good thing to give thanks to Yahweh, To sing praises to your name, Most High;
{A Psalm, a Song, for the Sabbath day.} It is good to give thanks unto Jehovah, and to sing
psalms unto thy name, O Most High;
A Psalm. -- A Song for the sabbath-day. Good to give thanks to Jehovah, And to sing
praises to Thy name, O Most High,
Psalms 92 2
To proclaim your lovingkindness in the morning, And your faithfulness every night,
To declare thy loving-kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness in the nights,
To declare in the morning Thy kindness, And Thy faithfulness in the nights.
Psalms 92 3
With the ten-stringed lute, with the harp, And with the melody of the lyre.
Upon an instrument of ten strings and upon the lute; upon the Higgaion with the harp.
On ten strings and on psaltery, On higgaion, with harp.
Psalms 92 4
For you, Yahweh, have made me glad through your work. I will triumph in the works of your hands.
For thou, Jehovah, hast made me glad through thy work; I will triumph in the works of
thy hands.
For Thou hast caused me to rejoice, O Jehovah, in Thy work, Concerning the works
of Thy hands I sing.
Psalms 92 5
How great are your works, Yahweh! Your thoughts are very deep.
Jehovah, how great are thy works! Thy thoughts are very deep:
How great have been Thy works, O Jehovah, Very deep have been Thy thoughts.
Psalms 92 6
A senseless man doesn`t know, Neither does a fool understand this:
A brutish man knoweth not, neither doth a fool understand it.
A brutish man doth not know, And a fool understandeth not this; --
Psalms 92 7
Though the wicked spring up as the grass, And all the evil-doers flourish, They will be
destroyed forever.
When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity flourish, it is
that they may be destroyed for ever.
When the wicked flourish as a herb, And blossom do all workers of iniquity -- For
their being destroyed for ever and ever!
Psalms 92 8
But you, Yahweh, are on high forevermore.
And thou, Jehovah, art on high for evermore.
And Thou [art] high to the age, O Jehovah.
Psalms 92 9
For, behold, your enemies, Yahweh, For, behold, your enemies shall perish. All the evil-doers will be scattered.
For lo, thine enemies, O Jehovah, for lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of
iniquity shall be scattered.
For, lo, Thine enemies, O Jehovah, For, lo, Thine enemies, do perish, Separate
themselves do all workers of iniquity.
Psalms 92 10
But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox. I am anointed with fresh oil.
But my horn shalt thou exalt like a buffalo`s: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
And Thou exaltest as a reem my horn, I have been anointed with fresh oil.
Psalms 92 11
My eye has also seen my enemies, My ears have heard of the evil-doers who rise up against me.
And mine eye shall see [its desire] on mine enemies; mine ears shall hear [it] of the evil-
doers that rise up against me.
And mine eye looketh on mine enemies, Of those rising up against me, The evil
doers, do mine ears hear.
Psalms 92 12
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
The righteous shall shoot forth like a palm-tree; he shall grow like a cedar on Lebanon.
The righteous as a palm-tree flourisheth, As a cedar in Lebanon he groweth.
Psalms 92 13
They are planted in Yahweh`s house. They will flourish in our God`s courts.
Those that are planted in the house of Jehovah shall flourish in the courts of our God:
Those planted in the house of Jehovah, In the courts of our God do flourish.
Psalms 92 14
They will still bring forth fruit in old age. They will be full of sap and green,
They are still vigorous in old age, they are full of sap and green;
Still they bring forth in old age, Fat and flourishing are they,
Psalms 92 15
To show that Yahweh is upright. He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
Psalm 93
To shew that Jehovah is upright: [he is] my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
To declare that upright [is] Jehovah my rock, And there is no perverseness in Him!
Psalms 93 1
Yahweh reigns! He is clothed with majesty! Yahweh is armed with strength. The world also is established. It can`t be moved.
Jehovah reigneth, he hath clothed himself with majesty: Jehovah hath clothed himself, he
hath girded himself with strength; yea, the world is established, it shall not be moved.
Jehovah hath reigned, Excellency He hath put on, Jehovah put on strength, He
girded Himself, Also -- established is the world, unmoved.
Psalms 93 2
Your throne is established from long ago. You are from everlasting.
Thy throne is established of old; thou art from eternity.
Established is Thy throne since then, From the age Thou [art].
Psalms 93 3
The floods have lifted up, Yahweh, The floods have lifted up their voice. The floods lift up
their waves.
The floods lifted up, O Jehovah, the floods lifted up their voice; the floods lifted up their
roaring waves.
Floods have lifted up, O Jehovah, Floods have lifted up their voice, Floods lift up
their breakers.
Psalms 93 4
Above the voices of many waters, The mighty breakers of the sea, Yahweh on high is mighty.
Jehovah on high is mightier than the voices of many waters, than the mighty breakers of
the sea.
Than the voices of many mighty waters, Breakers of a sea, mighty on high [is]
Jehovah,
Psalms 93 5
Your statutes stand firm. Holiness adorns your house, Yahweh, forevermore. Psalm 94
Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thy house, O Jehovah, for ever.
Thy testimonies have been very stedfast, To Thy house comely [is] holiness, O
Jehovah, for length of days!
Psalms 94 1
Yahweh, you God to whom vengeance belongs, You God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth.
O ·God of vengeances, Jehovah, ·God of vengeances, shine forth;
God of vengeance -- Jehovah! God of vengeance, shine forth.
Psalms 94 2
Rise up, you judge of the earth. Pay back the proud what they deserve.
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth, render the reward to the proud.
Be lifted up, O Judge of the earth, Send back a recompence on the proud.
Psalms 94 3
Yahweh, how long will the wicked, How long will the wicked triumph?
How long shall the wicked, O Jehovah, how long shall the wicked triumph?
Till when [do] the wicked, O Jehovah? Till when do the wicked exult?
Psalms 94 4
They pour out arrogant words. All the evil-doers boast.
[How long] shall they utter [and] speak insolence -- all the workers of iniquity boast
themselves?
They utter -- they speak an old saw, All working iniquity do boast themselves.
Psalms 94 5
They break your people in pieces, Yahweh, And afflict your heritage.
They crush thy people, O Jehovah, and afflict thine inheritance;
Thy people, O Jehovah, they bruise, And Thine inheritance they afflict.
Psalms 94 6
They kill the widow and the alien, And murder the fatherless.
They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless,
Widow and sojourner they slay, And fatherless ones they murder.
Psalms 94 7
They say, "Yah will not see, Neither will Jacob`s God consider."
And say, Jah will not see, neither will the God of Jacob regard [it].
And they say, `Jehovah doth not see, And the God of Jacob doth not consider.`
Psalms 94 8
Consider, you senseless among the people; You fools, when will you be wise?
Understand, ye brutish among the people; and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
Consider, ye brutish among the people, And ye foolish, when do ye act wisely?
Psalms 94 9
He who implanted the ear, won`t he hear? He who formed the eye, won`t he see?
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?
He who planteth the ear doth He not hear? He who formeth the eye doth He not see?
Psalms 94 10
He who disciplines the nations, won`t he punish? He who teaches man knows.
He that instructeth the nations, shall not he correct -- he that teacheth man knowledge?
He who is instructing nations, Doth He not reprove? He who is teaching man
knowledge [is] Jehovah.
Psalms 94 11
Yahweh knows the thoughts of man, That they are futile.
Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
He knoweth the thoughts of man, that they [are] vanity.
Psalms 94 12
Blessed is the man whom you discipline, Yah, And teach out of your law;
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Jah, and whom thou teachest out of thy law;
O the happiness of the man Whom Thou instructest, O Jah, And out of Thy law
teachest him,
Psalms 94 13
That you may give him rest from the days of adversity, Until the pit is dug for the wicked.
That thou mayest give him rest from the days of evil, until the pit be digged for the
wicked.
To give rest to him from days of evil, While a pit is digged for the wicked.
Psalms 94 14
For Yahweh won`t reject his people, Neither will he forsake his inheritance.
For Jehovah will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance;
For Jehovah leaveth not His people, And His inheritance forsaketh not.
Psalms 94 15
For judgment will return to righteousness. All the upright in heart shall follow it.
For judgment shall return unto righteousness, and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
For to righteousness judgment turneth back, And after it all the upright of heart,
Psalms 94 16
Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand up for me against the evil-doers?
Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers? who will stand for me against the
workers of iniquity?
Who riseth up for me with evil doers? Who stationeth himself for me with
workers of iniquity?
Psalms 94 17
Unless Yahweh had been my help, My soul would have soon lived in silence.
If Jehovah had not been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
Unless Jehovah [were] a help to me, My soul had almost inhabited silence.
Psalms 94 18
When I said, "My foot is slipping!" Your lovingkindness, Yahweh, held me up.
When I said, My foot slippeth, thy loving-kindness, O Jehovah, held me up.
If I have said, `My foot hath slipped,` Thy kindness, O Jehovah, supporteth me.
Psalms 94 19
In the multitude of my thoughts within me, Your comforts delight my soul.
In the multitude of my anxious thoughts within me thy comforts have delighted my soul.
In the abundance of my thoughts within me, Thy comforts delight my soul.
Psalms 94 20
Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with you, Which brings about mischief by
statute?
Shall the throne of wickedness be united to thee, which frameth mischief into a law?
Is a throne of mischief joined [with] Thee? A framer of perverseness by statute?
Psalms 94 21
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, And condemn the
innocent blood.
They band together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood.
They decree against the soul of the righteous, And innocent blood declare wicked.
Psalms 94 22
But Yahweh has been my high tower, My God, the rock of my refuge.
But Jehovah will be my high tower; and my God the rock of my refuge.
And Jehovah is for a high place to me, And my God [is] for a rock -- my refuge,
Psalms 94 23
He has brought on them their own iniquity, And will cut them off in their own wickedness.  Yahweh, our God, will cut them off. 
Psalm 95
And he will bring upon them their iniquity, and will cut them off in their own evil:
Jehovah our God will cut them off.
And turneth back on them their iniquity, And in their wickedness cutteth them
off; Jehovah our God doth cut them off!


 Study Questions

The LORD is my ___________? 92:15

Vengeance belongs to the _____________? 94:1


The World English Bible



Sept. 22
2 Corinthians 2

2Co 2:1 But I determined this for myself, that I would not come to you again in sorrow.
2Co 2:2 For if I make you sorry, then who will make me glad but he who is made sorry by me?
2Co 2:3 And I wrote this very thing to you, so that, when I came, I wouldn't have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy would be shared by all of you.
2Co 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not that you should be made sorry, but that you might know the love that I have so abundantly for you.
2Co 2:5 But if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow, not to me, but in part (that I not press too heavily) to you all.
2Co 2:6 Sufficient to such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the many;
2Co 2:7 so that on the contrary you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.
2Co 2:8 Therefore I beg you to confirm your love toward him.
2Co 2:9 For to this end I also wrote, that I might know the proof of you, whether you are obedient in all things.
2Co 2:10 Now I also forgive whomever you forgive anything. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ,
2Co 2:11 that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
2Co 2:12 Now when I came to Troas for the Good News of Christ, and when a door was opened to me in the Lord,
2Co 2:13 I had no relief for my spirit, because I didn't find Titus, my brother, but taking my leave of them, I went out into Macedonia.
2Co 2:14 Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and reveals through us the sweet aroma of his knowledge in every place.
2Co 2:15 For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish;
2Co 2:16 to the one a stench from death to death; to the other a sweet aroma from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?
2Co 2:17 For we are not as so many, peddling the word of God. But as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, we speak in Christ. 


 
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.
2 Corinthians


 
2 Corinthians 2 1
But I determined this for myself, that I would not come to you again in sorrow.
But I have judged this with myself, not to come back to you in grief.
And I decided this to myself, not again to come in sorrow unto you,
2 Corinthians 2 2
For if I make you sorry, then who will make me glad but he who is made sorry by me?
For if *I* grieve you, who also [is] it that gladdens me, if not he that is grieved through me?
for if I make you sorry, then who is he who is making me glad, except he who is
made sorry by me?
2 Corinthians 2 3
And I wrote this very thing to you, so that, when I came, I wouldn`t have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is of you all.
And I have written this very [letter] [to you], that coming I may not have grief from those
from whom I ought to have joy; trusting in you all that my joy is [that] of you all.
and I wrote to you this same thing, that having come, I may not have sorrow from
them of whom it behoved me to have joy, having confidence in you all, that my joy is of you all,
2 Corinthians 2 4
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not that  you should be made sorry, but that you might know the love that I have so abundantly for you.
For out of much tribulation and distress of heart I wrote to you, with many tears; not that
ye may be grieved, but that ye may know the love which I have very abundantly towards
you.
for out of much tribulation and pressure of heart I wrote to you through many
tears, not that ye might be made sorry, but that ye might know the love that I
have more abundantly toward you.
2 Corinthians 2 5
But if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow, not to me, but in part (that I not press too heavily) to you all.
But if any one has grieved, he has grieved, not me, but in part (that I may not overcharge
[you]) all of you.
And if any one hath caused sorrow, he hath not caused sorrow to me, but in part,
that I may not burden you all;
2 Corinthians 2 6
Sufficient to such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the many;
Sufficient to such a one [is] this rebuke which [has been inflicted] by the many;
sufficient to such a one is this punishment, that [is] by the more part,
2 Corinthians 2 7
so that on the contrary you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.
so that on the contrary ye should rather shew grace and encourage, lest perhaps such a
one should be swallowed up with excessive grief.
so that, on the contrary, [it is] rather for you to forgive and to comfort, lest by
over abundant sorrow such a one may be swallowed up;
2 Corinthians 2 8
Therefore I beg you to confirm your love toward him.
Wherefore I exhort you to assure him of [your] love.
wherefore, I call upon you to confirm love to him,
2 Corinthians 2 9
For to this end I also wrote, that I might know the proof of you, whether you are obedient in all things.
For to this end also I have written, that I might know, by putting you to the test, if as to
everything ye are obedient.
for, for this also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether in regard
to all things ye are obedient.
2 Corinthians 2 10
Now I also forgive whomever you forgive anything. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ,
But to whom ye forgive anything, *I* also; for I also, what I have forgiven, if I have
forgiven anything, [it is] for your sakes in [the] person of Christ;
And to whom ye forgive anything -- I also; for I also, if I have forgiven anything, to
whom I have forgiven [it], because of you -- in the person of Christ -- [I forgive it,]
2 Corinthians 2 11
that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
that we might not have Satan get an advantage against us, for we are not ignorant of
*his* thoughts.
that we may not be over-reached by the Adversary, for of his devices we are not ignorant.
2 Corinthians 2 12
Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ, and when a door was opened to me in  the Lord,
Now when I came to Troas for the [publication of the] glad tidings of the Christ, a door
also being opened to me in [the] Lord,
And having come to Troas for the good news of the Christ, and a door to me having
been opened in the Lord,
2 Corinthians 2 13
I had no relief for my spirit, because I didn`t find Titus, my brother, but taking my leave of them, I went forth into Macedonia.
I had no rest in my spirit at not finding Titus my brother; but bidding them adieu, I
came away to Macedonia.
I have not had rest to my spirit, on my not finding Titus my brother, but having
taken leave of them, I went forth to Macedonia;
2 Corinthians 2 14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and reveals through us the sweet aroma of his knowledge in every place.
But thanks [be] to God, who always leads us in triumph in the Christ, and makes manifest
the odour of his knowledge through us in every place.
and to God [are] thanks, who at all times is leading us in triumph in the Christ,
and the fragrance of His knowledge He is manifesting through us in every place,
2 Corinthians 2 15
For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who  perish;
For we are a sweet odour of Christ to God, in the saved and in those that perish:
because of Christ a sweet fragrance we are to God, in those being saved, and in
those being lost;
2 Corinthians 2 16
to the one a stench from death to death; to the other a sweet aroma from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?
to the one an odour from death unto death, but to the others an odour from life unto life;
and who [is] sufficient for these things?
to the one, indeed, a fragrance of death to death, and to the other, a fragrance of
life to life; and for these things who is sufficient?
2 Corinthians 2 17
For we are not as so many, peddling the word of God. But as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, we speak in Christ.
For we do not, as the many, make a trade of the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of
God, before God, we speak in Christ.
for we are not as the many, adulterating the word of God, but as of sincerity -- but
as of God; in the presence of God, in Christ we do speak.


 Study Questions

The man who had committed sin was to be..? 2:6,7

How does Paul speak? 2:17