10/5/13

From Gary.... My Must's...


Coffee, oh, how I love coffee!!!  Truth is, I have always loved it- in my youth, to EXCESS.  In my 20's it was very common for me to drink 15-20 cups a day (with a minimum of three teaspoons of sugar for each cup, I might add).  Over the years, I have cut my consumption down to two cups a day, with a measured amount of creamer and "Nectaresse" (thank you Dr. Oz!).  Today, as I write this, I am enjoying my third cup (and feeling a little guilty about it).  But, today, I absolutely, positively, had to have that third cup!!!  It wasn't that I wanted it- it was a MUST HAVE!!!  And how many things can you put in THAT CATEGORY???!!! Humm, I wonder.... did Jesus have any things that were imperatives to him; things he must have, must do, must be???  Here is but one I thought of...


Luke, Chapter 2
 39  When they had accomplished all things that were according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.  40 The child was growing, and was becoming strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.  41 His parents went every year to Jerusalem at the feast of the Passover. 

  42  When he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast, 43 and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. Joseph and his mother didn’t know it,  44 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day’s journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances.  45 When they didn’t find him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for him.  46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions. 47 All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.  48 When they saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us this way? Behold, your father and I were anxiously looking for you.” 


  49  He said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?”   50 They didn’t understand the saying which he spoke to them.  51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth. He was subject to them, and his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.  52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

Jesus needed to be in the temple, listening, learning and growing.  With zeal like that, do you suppose he missed a single synagogue service???  And yet on Sunday morning, many people elect NOT to go to Bible class, and the same can be said for the evening assembly.  We can all learn how important it is to BE THERE from Jesus himself.  A long time ago, while I was in my last year of preaching school, our preacher (Max T. Neel) asked me what I was going to do that upcoming weekend.  I told him that I had to preach at (I don't remember which congregation) a local church.  His response was swift and to-the-point- "You don't have to, you have the honor of"!!!!  Somehow, those words reverberate in my mind,  each time I decide to leave for church services.  As good as coffee is, it will never get me to heaven; but learning what God has to say.... well, you get the idea.  And the good news is - there is no caffeine or sugar involved at all!!!!  Well, that's not the whole "good news", but you get the idea!!!

From Gary.... Bible Reading and Study October 5




Bible Reading and Study    


October 5


The World English Bible



Oct. 5
Psalms 135-137

Psa 135:1 Praise Yah! Praise the name of Yahweh! Praise him, you servants of Yahweh,
Psa 135:2 you who stand in the house of Yahweh, in the courts of our God's house.
Psa 135:3 Praise Yah, for Yahweh is good. Sing praises to his name, for that is pleasant.
Psa 135:4 For Yah has chosen Jacob for himself; Israel for his own possession.
Psa 135:5 For I know that Yahweh is great, that our Lord is above all gods.
Psa 135:6 Whatever Yahweh pleased, that he has done, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps;
Psa 135:7 who causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth; who makes lightnings with the rain; who brings forth the wind out of his treasuries;
Psa 135:8 Who struck the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and animal;
Psa 135:9 Who sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on all his servants;
Psa 135:10 who struck many nations, and killed mighty kings,
Psa 135:11 Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan,
Psa 135:12 and gave their land for a heritage, a heritage to Israel, his people.
Psa 135:13 Your name, Yahweh, endures forever; your renown, Yahweh, throughout all generations.
Psa 135:14 For Yahweh will judge his people, and have compassion on his servants.
Psa 135:15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
Psa 135:16 They have mouths, but they can't speak. They have eyes, but they can't see.
Psa 135:17 They have ears, but they can't hear; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
Psa 135:18 Those who make them will be like them; yes, everyone who trusts in them.
Psa 135:19 House of Israel, praise Yahweh! House of Aaron, praise Yahweh!
Psa 135:20 House of Levi, praise Yahweh! You who fear Yahweh, praise Yahweh!
Psa 135:21 Blessed be Yahweh from Zion, Who dwells at Jerusalem. Praise Yah!
Psa 136:1 Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever.
Psa 136:2 Give thanks to the God of gods; for his loving kindness endures forever.
Psa 136:3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Psa 136:4 To him who alone does great wonders; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Psa 136:5 To him who by understanding made the heavens; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Psa 136:6 To him who spread out the earth above the waters; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Psa 136:7 To him who made the great lights; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Psa 136:8 The sun to rule by day; for his loving kindness endures forever;
Psa 136:9 The moon and stars to rule by night; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Psa 136:10 To him who struck down the Egyptian firstborn; for his loving kindness endures forever;
Psa 136:11 And brought out Israel from among them; for his loving kindness endures forever;
Psa 136:12 With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Psa 136:13 To him who divided the Red Sea apart; for his loving kindness endures forever;
Psa 136:14 And made Israel to pass through its midst; for his loving kindness endures forever;
Psa 136:15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Psa 136:16 To him who led his people through the wilderness; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Psa 136:17 To him who struck great kings; for his loving kindness endures forever;
Psa 136:18 And killed mighty kings; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Psa 136:19 Sihon king of the Amorites; for his loving kindness endures forever;
Psa 136:20 Og king of Bashan; for his loving kindness endures forever;
Psa 136:21 And gave their land as an inheritance; for his loving kindness endures forever;
Psa 136:22 Even a heritage to Israel his servant; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Psa 136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate; for his loving kindness endures forever;
Psa 136:24 And has delivered us from our adversaries; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Psa 136:25 Who gives food to every creature; for his loving kindness endures forever.
Psa 136:26 Oh give thanks to the God of heaven; for his loving kindness endures forever.
Psa 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
Psa 137:2 On the willows in its midst, we hung up our harps.
Psa 137:3 For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs. Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
Psa 137:4 How can we sing Yahweh's song in a foreign land?
Psa 137:5 If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill.
Psa 137:6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you; if I don't prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Psa 137:7 Remember, Yahweh, against the children of Edom, the day of Jerusalem; who said, "Raze it! Raze it even to its foundation!"
Psa 137:8 Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, he will be happy who rewards you, as you have served us.
Psa 137:9 Happy shall he be, who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock. 

 
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Young's Literal Translation

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Psalms

 
Psalms 135 1
Praise Yah! Praise the name of Yahweh! Praise him, you servants of Yahweh,
Hallelujah! Praise the name of Jehovah; praise, ye servants of Jehovah,
Praise ye Jah! Praise ye the name of Jehovah, Praise, ye servants of Jehovah,
Psalms 135 2
You who stand in the house of Yahweh, In the courts of our God`s house.
Ye that stand in the house of Jehovah, in the courts of the house of our God.
Who are standing in the house of Jehovah, In the courts of the house of our God.
Psalms 135 3
Praise Yah, for Yahweh is good. Sing praises to his name, for that is pleasant.
Praise ye Jah; for Jehovah is good: sing psalms unto his name; for it is pleasant.
Praise ye Jah! for Jehovah [is] good, Sing praise to His name, for [it is] pleasant.
Psalms 135 4
For Yah has chosen Jacob for himself; Israel for his own possession.
For Jah hath chosen Jacob unto himself, Israel for his own possession.
For Jacob hath Jah chosen for Himself, Israel for His peculiar treasure.
Psalms 135 5
For I know that Yahweh is great, That our Lord is above all gods.
For *I* know that Jehovah is great, and our Lord is above all gods.
For I have known that great [is] Jehovah, Yea, our Lord [is] above all gods.
Psalms 135 6
Whatever Yahweh pleased, that he has done, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps;
Whatsoever Jehovah pleased, he hath done in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and
all deeps;
All that Jehovah pleased He hath done, In the heavens and in earth, In the seas and
all deep places,
Psalms 135 7
Who causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth; Who makes lightnings with the rain; Who brings forth the wind out of his treasuries;
Who causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; who maketh lightnings for
the rain; who bringeth the wind out of his treasuries:
Causing vapours to ascend from the end of the earth, Lightnings for the rain He
hath made, Bringing forth wind from His treasures.
Psalms 135 8
Who struck the firstborn of Egypt, Both of man and animal;
Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast;
Who smote the first-born of Egypt, From man unto beast.
Psalms 135 9
Who sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, Egypt, On Pharaoh, and on all his  servants;
Who sent signs and miracles into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh and upon all
his servants;
He sent tokens and wonders into thy midst, O Egypt, On Pharaoh and on all his servants.
Psalms 135 10
Who struck many nations, And killed mighty kings,
Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings,
Who smote many nations, and slew strong kings,
Psalms 135 11
Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan, All the kingdoms of Canaan,
Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan;
Even Sihon king of the Amorite, And Og king of Bashan, And all kingdoms of Canaan.
Psalms 135 12
And gave their land for a heritage, A heritage to Israel, his people.
And gave their land for an inheritance, an inheritance unto Israel his people.
And He gave their land an inheritance, An inheritance to Israel His people,
Psalms 135 13
Your name, Yahweh, endures forever; Your renown, Yahweh, throughout all generations.
Thy name, O Jehovah, is for ever; thy memorial, O Jehovah, from generation to generation.
O Jehovah, Thy name [is] to the age, O Jehovah, Thy memorial to all generations.
Psalms 135 14
For Yahweh will judge his people, And have compassion on his servants.
For Jehovah will judge his people, and will repent in favour of his servants.
For Jehovah doth judge His people, And for His servants comforteth Himself.
Psalms 135 15
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men`s hands.
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men`s hands:
The idols of the nations [are] silver and gold, Work of the hands of man.
Psalms 135 16
They have mouths, but they can`t speak; They have eyes, but they can`t see;
They have a mouth, and they speak not; eyes have they, and they see not;
A mouth they have, and they speak not, Eyes they have, and they see not,
Psalms 135 17
They have ears, but they can`t hear; Neither is there any breath in their mouths.
They have ears, and they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouth.
Ears they have, and they give not ear, Nose -- there is no breath in their mouth!
Psalms 135 18
Those who make them will be like them; Yes, everyone who trusts in them.
They that make them are like unto them, -- every one that confideth in them.
Like them are their makers, Every one who is trusting in them.
Psalms 135 19
House of Israel, praise Yahweh! House of Aaron, praise Yahweh!
House of Israel, bless ye Jehovah; house of Aaron, bless ye Jehovah;
O house of Israel, bless ye Jehovah, O house of Aaron, bless ye Jehovah,
Psalms 135 20
House of Levi, praise Yahweh! You who fear Yahweh, praise Yahweh!
House of Levi, bless ye Jehovah; ye that fear Jehovah, bless Jehovah.
O house of Levi, bless ye Jehovah, Those fearing Jehovah, bless ye Jehovah.
Psalms 135 21
Blessed be Yahweh from Zion, Who dwells at Jerusalem. Praise Yah! Psalm 136
Blessed be Jehovah out of Zion, who dwelleth at Jerusalem! Hallelujah!
Blessed [is] Jehovah from Zion, Inhabiting Jerusalem -- praise ye Jah!
Psalms 136 1
Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good; For his lovingkindness endures forever.
Give ye thanks unto Jehovah, for he is good; for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever:
Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 2
Give thanks to the God of gods; For his lovingkindness endures forever.
Give thanks unto the God of gods, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
Give ye thanks to the God of gods, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 3
Give thanks to the Lord of lords; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
Give thanks unto the Lord of lords, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever.
Give ye thanks to the Lord of lords, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 4
To him who alone does great wonders; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
To him who alone doeth great wonders, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever:
To Him doing great wonders by Himself alone, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 5
To him who by understanding made the heavens; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
To him that by understanding made the heavens, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
To Him making the heavens by understanding, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 6
To him who spread out the earth above the waters; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
To him that stretched out the earth above the waters, for his loving-kindness [endureth]
for ever;
To Him spreading the earth over the waters, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 7
To him who made the great lights; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
To him that made great lights, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
To Him making great lights, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 8
The sun to rule by day; For his lovingkindness endures forever;
The sun for rule over the day, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
The sun to rule by day, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 9
The moon and stars to rule by night; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
The moon and stars for rule over the night, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever:
The moon and stars to rule by night, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 10
To him who struck down the Egyptian firstborn; For his lovingkindness endures forever;
To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
To Him smiting Egypt in their first-born, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 11
And brought out Israel from among them; For his lovingkindness endures forever;
And brought out Israel from among them, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
And bringing forth Israel from their midst, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 12
With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
With a powerful hand and with a stretched-out arm, for his loving-kindness [endureth]
for ever;
By a strong hand, and a stretched-out-arm, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 13
To him who divided the Red Sea apart; For his lovingkindness endures forever;
To him that divided the Red sea into parts, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
To Him cutting the sea of Suph into parts, For to the age [is] His kindness,
Psalms 136 14
Made Israel to pass through the midst of it; For his lovingkindness endures forever;
And made Israel to pass through the midst of it, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
And caused Israel to pass through its midst, For to the age [is] His kindness,
Psalms 136 15
But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
And overturned Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea, for his loving-kindness [endureth]
for ever;
And shook out Pharaoh and his force in the sea of Suph, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 16
To him who led his people through the wilderness; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
To him that led his people through the wilderness, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
To Him leading His people in a wilderness, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 17
To him who struck great kings; For his lovingkindness endures forever;
To him that smote great kings, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
To Him smiting great kings, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 18
And killed mighty kings; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
And slew famous kings, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
Yea, He doth slay honourable kings, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 19
Sihon king of the Amorites; For his lovingkindness endures forever;
Sihon king of the Amorites, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
Even Sihon king of the Amorite, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 20
Og king of Bashan; For his lovingkindness endures forever;
And Og king of Bashan, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
And Og king of Bashan, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 21
And gave their land as an inheritance; For his lovingkindness endures forever;
And gave their land for an inheritance, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
And He gave their land for inheritance, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 22
Even a heritage to Israel his servant; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
An inheritance unto Israel his servant, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever:
An inheritance to Israel His servant, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 23
Who remembered us in our low estate; For his lovingkindness endures forever;
Who hath remembered us in our low estate, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
Who in our lowliness hath remembered us, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 24
And has delivered us from our adversaries; For his lovingkindness endures forever:
And hath delivered us from our oppressors, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever:
And He delivereth us from our adversaries, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 25
Who gives food to every creature; For his lovingkindness endures forever.
Who giveth food to all flesh, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever.
Giving food to all flesh, For to the age [is] His kindness.
Psalms 136 26
Oh give thanks to the God of heaven; For his lovingkindness endures forever. Psalm 137
Give ye thanks unto the ·God of the heavens; for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever.
Give ye thanks to the God of the heavens, For to the age [is] His kindness!
Psalms 137 1
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.
By rivers of Babylon -- There we did sit, Yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.
Psalms 137 2
On the willows in the midst of it, We hung up our harps.
We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
On willows in its midst we hung our harps.
Psalms 137 3
For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs. Those who tormented us demanded
songs of joy: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that made us
wail [required] mirth, [saying,] Sing us [one] of the songs of Zion.
For there our captors asked us the words of a song, And our spoilers -- joy: `Sing ye
to us of a song of Zion.`
Psalms 137 4
How can we sing Yahweh`s song in a foreign land?
How should we sing a song of Jehovah`s upon a foreign soil?
How do we sing the song of Jehovah, On the land of a stranger?
Psalms 137 5
If I forget you, Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its skill.
If I forget thee, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget [its skill];
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, my right hand forgetteth!
Psalms 137 6
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, If I don`t remember you; If I don`t prefer
Jerusalem above my chief joy.
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to my palate: if I prefer not Jerusalem
above my chief joy.
My tongue doth cleave to my palate, If I do not remember thee, If I do not exalt
Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Psalms 137 7
Remember, Yahweh, against the children of Edom, The day of Jerusalem; Who said, "Raze it! Raze it even to its foundation!"
Remember, O Jehovah, against the sons of Edom, the day of Jerusalem; who said, Lay [it]
bare, Lay [it] bare, down to its foundation!
Remember, Jehovah, for the sons of Edom, The day of Jerusalem, Those saying, `Rase,
rase to its foundation!`
Psalms 137 8
Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, He will be happy who rewards you, As you have served us.
Daughter of Babylon, who art to be laid waste, happy he that rendereth unto thee that
which thou hast meted out to us.
O daughter of Babylon, O destroyed one, O the happiness of him who repayeth to
thee thy deed, That thou hast done to us.
Psalms 137 9
Happy shall he be, Who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock. 
Psalm 138 
By David.
Happy he that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock.
O the happiness of him who doth seize, And hath dashed thy sucklings on the rock!


 Study Questions

What is everlasting? 135:13

Why should we give thanks? Psa 136:1-3

His ____________ is everlasting? Psa 136

Your lovingkindness is? 138:2 and 8

Describe the presence of the Spirit? 139:7-16



The World English Bible

 
Oct. 5
Galatians 2

Gal 2:1 Then after a period of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me.
Gal 2:2 I went up by revelation, and I laid before them the Good News which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately before those who were respected, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain.
Gal 2:3 But not even Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
Gal 2:4 This was because of the false brothers secretly brought in, who stole in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage;
Gal 2:5 to whom we gave no place in the way of subjection, not for an hour, that the truth of the Good News might continue with you.
Gal 2:6 But from those who were reputed to be important (whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God doesn't show partiality to man)--they, I say, who were respected imparted nothing to me,
Gal 2:7 but to the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the Good News for the uncircumcision, even as Peter with the Good News for the circumcision
Gal 2:8 (for he who appointed Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision appointed me also to the Gentiles);
Gal 2:9 and when they perceived the grace that was given to me, James and Cephas and John, they who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision.
Gal 2:10 They only asked us to remember the poor--which very thing I was also zealous to do.
Gal 2:11 But when Peter came to Antioch, I resisted him to his face, because he stood condemned.
Gal 2:12 For before some people came from James, he ate with the Gentiles. But when they came, he drew back and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.
Gal 2:13 And the rest of the Jews joined him in his hypocrisy; so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.
Gal 2:14 But when I saw that they didn't walk uprightly according to the truth of the Good News, I said to Peter before them all, "If you, being a Jew, live as the Gentiles do, and not as the Jews do, why do you compel the Gentiles to live as the Jews do?
Gal 2:15 "We, being Jews by nature, and not Gentile sinners,
Gal 2:16 yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law, because no flesh will be justified by the works of the law.
Gal 2:17 But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ a servant of sin? Certainly not!
Gal 2:18 For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a law-breaker.
Gal 2:19 For I, through the law, died to the law, that I might live to God.
Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.
Gal 2:21 I don't make void the grace of God. For if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died for nothing!"


 
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.
Galatians
 
Galatians 2 1
Then after a period of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me.
Then after a lapse of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking
Titus also with [me];
Then, after fourteen years again I went up to Jerusalem with Barnabas, having
taken with me also Titus;
Galatians 2 2
I went up by revelation, and I laid before them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately before those who were respected, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain;
and I went up according to revelation, and I laid before them the glad tidings which I
preach among the nations, but privately to those conspicuous [among them], lest in any
way I run or had run in vain;
and I went up by revelation, and did submit to them the good news that I preach
among the nations, and privately to those esteemed, lest in vain I might run or
did run;
Galatians 2 3
But not even Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
(but neither was Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, compelled to be circumcised;)
but not even Titus, who [is] with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised --
Galatians 2 4
This was because of the false brothers secretly brought in, who stole in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage;
and [it was] on account of the false brethren brought in surreptitiously, who came in
surreptitiously to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might
bring us into bondage;
and [that] because of the false brethren brought in unawares, who did come in
privily to spy out our liberty that we have in Christ Jesus, that us they might
bring under bondage,
Galatians 2 5
to whom we gave no place in the way of subjection, not for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
to whom we yielded in subjection not even for an hour, that the truth of the glad tidings
might remain with you.
to whom not even for an hour we gave place by subjection, that the truth of the
good news might remain to you.
Galatians 2 6
But from those who were reputed to be important (whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God doesn`t show partiality to man) -- they, I say, who were respected imparted nothing to me,
But from those who were conspicuous as being somewhat -- whatsoever they were, it
makes no difference to me: God does not accept man`s person; for to me those who were
conspicuous communicated nothing;
And from those who were esteemed to be something -- whatever they were then, it
maketh no difference to me -- the face of man God accepteth not, for -- to me those
esteemed did add nothing,
Galatians 2 7
but to the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel for the
uncircumcision, even as Peter with the gospel for the circumcision
but, on the contrary, seeing that the glad tidings of the uncircumcision were confided to
me, even as to Peter that of the circumcision,
but, on the contrary, having seen that I have been entrusted with the good news of
the uncircumcision, as Peter with [that] of the circumcision,
Galatians 2 8
(for he who appointed Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision appointed me also to the Gentiles);
(for he that wrought in Peter for [the] apostleship of the circumcision wrought also in
me towards the Gentiles,)
for He who did work with Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, did work
also in me in regard to the nations,
Galatians 2 9
and when they perceived the grace that was given to me, James and Cephas and John, they who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision.
and recognising the grace given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were
conspicuous as being pillars, gave to me and Barnabas [the] right hands of fellowship,
that *we* [should go] to the nations, and *they* to the circumcision;
and having known the grace that was given to me, James, and Cephas, and John,
who were esteemed to be pillars, a right hand of fellowship they did give to me,
and to Barnabas, that we to the nations, and they to the circumcision [may go],
Galatians 2 10
They only asked us to remember the poor -- which very thing I was also zealous to do.
only that we should remember the poor, which same thing also I was diligent to do.
only, of the poor that we should be mindful, which also I was diligent -- this very thing -- 
to do.
Galatians 2 11
But when Peter came to Antioch, I resisted him to the face, because he stood condemned.
But when Peter came to Antioch, I withstood him to [the] face, because he was to be condemned:
And when Peter came to Antioch, to the face I stood up against him, because he
was blameworthy,
Galatians 2 12
For before some people came from James, he ate with the Gentiles. But when they came, he drew back and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.
for before that certain came from James, he ate with [those of] the nations; but when they
came, he drew back and separated himself, fearing those of [the] circumcision;
for before the coming of certain from James, with the nations he was eating, and
when they came, he was withdrawing and separating himself, fearing those of the circumcision,
Galatians 2 13
The rest of the Jews joined him in his hypocrisy; so much that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.
and the rest of the Jews also played the same dissembling part with him; so that even
Barnabas was carried away too by their dissimulation.
and dissemble with him also did the other Jews, so that also Barnabas was carried
away by their dissimulation.
Galatians 2 14
But when I saw that they didn`t walk uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, "If you, being a Jew, live as the Gentiles do, and not as the Jews do, why do you compel the Gentiles to live as the Jews do?
But when I saw that they do not walk straightforwardly, according to the truth of the
glad tidings, I said to Peter before all, If *thou*, being a Jew, livest as the nations and not
as the Jews, how dost thou compel the nations to Judaize?
But when I saw that they are not walking uprightly to the truth of the good news,
I said to Peter before all, `If thou, being a Jew, in the manner of the nations dost
live, and not in the manner of the Jews, how the nations dost thou compel to
Judaize?
Galatians 2 15
"We, being Jews by nature, and not Gentile sinners,
We, Jews by nature, and not sinners of [the] nations,
we by nature Jews, and not sinners of the nations,
Galatians 2 16
yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through the faith of Jesus Christ, even we believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law, because no flesh will be justified by the works of the law.
but knowing that a man is not justified on the principle of works of law [nor] but by the
faith of Jesus Christ, *we* also have believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified
on the principle of [the] faith of Christ; and not of works of law; because on the principle
of works of law no flesh shall be justified.
having known also that a man is not declared righteous by works of law, if not
through the faith of Jesus Christ, also we in Christ Jesus did believe, that we
might be declared righteous by the faith of Christ, and not by works of law,
wherefore declared righteous by works of law shall be no flesh.`
Galatians 2 17
But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ a servant of sin? God forbid!
Now if in seeking to be justified in Christ we also have been found sinners, then [is]
Christ minister of sin? Far be the thought.
And if, seeking to be declared righteous in Christ, we ourselves also were found
sinners, [is] then Christ a ministrant of sin? let it not be!
Galatians 2 18
For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a law-breaker.
For if the things I have thrown down, these I build again, I constitute myself a
transgressor.
for if the things I threw down, these again I build up, a transgressor I set myself forth;
Galatians 2 19
For I, through the law, died to the law, that I might live to God.
For *I*, through law, have died to law, that I may live to God.
for I through law, did die, that to God I may live;
Galatians 2 20
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me. That
life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.
I am crucified with Christ, and no longer live, *I*, but Christ lives in me; but [in] that I
now live in flesh, I live by faith, the [faith] of the Son of God, who has loved me and given
himself for me.
with Christ I have been crucified, and live no more do I, and Christ doth live in
me; and that which I now live in the flesh -- in the faith I live of the Son of God,
who did love me and did give himself for me;
Galatians 2 21
I don`t make void the grace of God. For if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died for nothing!"
I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness [is] by law, then Christ has died
for nothing.
I do not make void the grace of God, for if righteousness [be] through law -- then
Christ died in vain.


 Study Questions

Why didn't Paul yield to the false teachers? 2:4-5