10/10/13

From Gary.... Me and You


Looking DOWN at a rainbow; now, there is a new one for me!!!  I guess it is probably not that uncommon, given that we have airplanes; it is just I never thought about it before.  Now, God gave the rainbow as the symbol of a covenant (of blessing) with Noah (and by extension- all of us) and every time I see one in the sky, I think of God making that covenant.  But, you know, this is a communication that has two sides to it.  We look up and remember- God looks down and remembers.  It is a two way street.  We are not in this life alone- God is there and for me I think that I should consider God's viewpoint of our relationship more often.  Putting all of this together makes sense to me by linking the picture and the verses I have listed below.

Genesis, Chapter 9
  8  God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,  9 “As for me, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your offspring after you,  10 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the livestock, and every animal of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ship, even every animal of the earth.  11 I will establish my covenant with you: All flesh will not be cut off any more by the waters of the flood, neither will there ever again be a flood to destroy the earth.”  12 God said, “This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:  13 I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it will be a sign of a covenant between me and the earth.  14 When I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud,  15 and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and the waters will no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.  16 The rainbow will be in the cloud. I will look at it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”  17 God said to Noah, “This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.” 

Matthew, Chapter 7
7  “Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.   8  For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.   9  Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?   10  Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent?   11  If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!  12  Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets. 

  13  “Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it.   14  How  narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it. 

  15  “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.   16  By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?   17  Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit.  18  A good tree can’t produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.   19  Every tree that doesn’t grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.   20  Therefore by their fruits you will know them.   21  Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.   22  Many will tell me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?’   23  Then I will tell them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity.’ 

  24  “Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock.   25  The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn’t fall, for it was founded on the rock.   26  Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn’t do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand.  27  The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”

Noah went through a lot and he did it WITH GOD!!!  They had a relationship.  For Christians, the same concept holds true with Jesus.  His way of living becomes ours; his thoughts as well.  If not, well, when the "floods" come, our house will go- SPLAT!!! Honestly, Jesus asks us to do some difficult things- such as loving your enemies, but what HE had to do in order to bless us is in the order of a different galaxy. 

In the book of Acts, chapter 1,  we read:
9  When he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight.  10 While they were looking steadfastly into the sky as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white clothing,  11 who also said, “You men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who was received up from you into the sky will come back in the same way as you saw him going into the sky.”

Since Jesus ascended into heaven... I wonder how often HE LOOKS AT RAINBOWS???  You know, this putting myself in Jesus' shoes thing, just might be useful after all!!!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study October 10







Bible Reading and Study   


October 10


The World English Bible




Oct. 10
Proverbs 1-4

Pro 1:1 The proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel:
Pro 1:2 to know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding;
Pro 1:3 to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;
Pro 1:4 to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young man:
Pro 1:5 that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel:
Pro 1:6 to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise.
Pro 1:7 The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
Pro 1:8 My son, listen to your father's instruction, and don't forsake your mother's teaching:
Pro 1:9 for they will be a garland to grace your head, and chains around your neck.
Pro 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, don't consent.
Pro 1:11 If they say, "Come with us, Let's lay in wait for blood; let's lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;
Pro 1:12 let's swallow them up alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down into the pit.
Pro 1:13 We'll find all valuable wealth. We'll fill our houses with spoil.
Pro 1:14 You shall cast your lot among us. We'll all have one purse."
Pro 1:15 My son, don't walk in the way with them. Keep your foot from their path,
Pro 1:16 for their feet run to evil. They hurry to shed blood.
Pro 1:17 For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird:
Pro 1:18 but these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.
Pro 1:19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners.
Pro 1:20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares.
Pro 1:21 She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:
Pro 1:22 "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?
Pro 1:23 Turn at my reproof. Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you. I will make known my words to you.
Pro 1:24 Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention;
Pro 1:25 but you have ignored all my counsel, and wanted none of my reproof;
Pro 1:26 I also will laugh at your disaster. I will mock when calamity overtakes you;
Pro 1:27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you.
Pro 1:28 Then will they call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me;
Pro 1:29 because they hated knowledge, and didn't choose the fear of Yahweh.
Pro 1:30 They wanted none of my counsel. They despised all my reproof.
Pro 1:31 Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own schemes.
Pro 1:32 For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them.
Pro 1:33 But whoever listens to me will dwell securely, and will be at ease, without fear of harm."
Pro 2:1 My son, if you will receive my words, and store up my commandments within you;
Pro 2:2 So as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;
Pro 2:3 Yes, if you call out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding;
Pro 2:4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures:
Pro 2:5 then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and find the knowledge of God.
Pro 2:6 For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
Pro 2:7 He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity;
Pro 2:8 that he may guard the paths of justice, and preserve the way of his saints.
Pro 2:9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.
Pro 2:10 For wisdom will enter into your heart. Knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Pro 2:11 Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,
Pro 2:12 to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things;
Pro 2:13 who forsake the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
Pro 2:14 who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of evil;
Pro 2:15 who are crooked in their ways, and wayward in their paths:
Pro 2:16 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the foreigner who flatters with her words;
Pro 2:17 who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God:
Pro 2:18 for her house leads down to death, her paths to the dead.
Pro 2:19 None who go to her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life:
Pro 2:20 that you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
Pro 2:21 For the upright will dwell in the land. The perfect will remain in it.
Pro 2:22 But the wicked will be cut off from the land. The treacherous will be rooted out of it.
Pro 3:1 My son, don't forget my teaching; but let your heart keep my commandments:
Pro 3:2 for length of days, and years of life, and peace, will they add to you.
Pro 3:3 Don't let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Pro 3:4 So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Pro 3:5 Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don't lean on your own understanding.
Pro 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Pro 3:7 Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.
Pro 3:8 It will be health to your body, and nourishment to your bones.
Pro 3:9 Honor Yahweh with your substance, with the first fruits of all your increase:
Pro 3:10 so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.
Pro 3:11 My son, don't despise Yahweh's discipline, neither be weary of his reproof:
Pro 3:12 for whom Yahweh loves, he reproves; even as a father reproves the son in whom he delights.
Pro 3:13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gets understanding.
Pro 3:14 For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.
Pro 3:15 She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.
Pro 3:16 Length of days is in her right hand. In her left hand are riches and honor.
Pro 3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness. All her paths are peace.
Pro 3:18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.
Pro 3:19 By wisdom Yahweh founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens.
Pro 3:20 By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.
Pro 3:21 My son, let them not depart from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion:
Pro 3:22 so they will be life to your soul, and grace for your neck.
Pro 3:23 Then you shall walk in your way securely. Your foot won't stumble.
Pro 3:24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet.
Pro 3:25 Don't be afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes:
Pro 3:26 for Yahweh will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being taken.
Pro 3:27 Don't withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.
Pro 3:28 Don't say to your neighbor, "Go, and come again; tomorrow I will give it to you," when you have it by you.
Pro 3:29 Don't devise evil against your neighbor, seeing he dwells securely by you.
Pro 3:30 Don't strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.
Pro 3:31 Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.
Pro 3:32 For the perverse is an abomination to Yahweh, but his friendship is with the upright.
Pro 3:33 Yahweh's curse is in the house of the wicked, but he blesses the habitation of the righteous.
Pro 3:34 Surely he mocks the mockers, but he gives grace to the humble.
Pro 3:35 The wise will inherit glory, but shame will be the promotion of fools.
Pro 4:1 Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;
Pro 4:2 for I give you sound learning. Don't forsake my law.
Pro 4:3 For I was a son to my father, tender and an only child in the sight of my mother.
Pro 4:4 He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.
Pro 4:5 Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don't forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth.
Pro 4:6 Don't forsake her, and she will preserve you. Love her, and she will keep you.
Pro 4:7 Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.
Pro 4:8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you. She will bring you to honor, when you embrace her.
Pro 4:9 She will give to your head a garland of grace. She will deliver a crown of splendor to you."
Pro 4:10 Listen, my son, and receive my sayings. The years of your life will be many.
Pro 4:11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom. I have led you in straight paths.
Pro 4:12 When you go, your steps will not be hampered. When you run, you will not stumble.
Pro 4:13 Take firm hold of instruction. Don't let her go. Keep her, for she is your life.
Pro 4:14 Don't enter into the path of the wicked. Don't walk in the way of evil men.
Pro 4:15 Avoid it, and don't pass by it. Turn from it, and pass on.
Pro 4:16 For they don't sleep, unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.
Pro 4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
Pro 4:18 But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light, that shines more and more until the perfect day.
Pro 4:19 The way of the wicked is like darkness. They don't know what they stumble over.
Pro 4:20 My son, attend to my words. Turn your ear to my sayings.
Pro 4:21 Let them not depart from your eyes. Keep them in the midst of your heart.
Pro 4:22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to their whole body.
Pro 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.
Pro 4:24 Put away from yourself a perverse mouth. Put corrupt lips far from you.
Pro 4:25 Let your eyes look straight ahead. Fix your gaze directly before you.
Pro 4:26 Make the path of your feet level. Let all of your ways be established.
Pro 4:27 Don't turn to the right hand nor to the left. Remove your foot from evil.

 
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.
Proverbs
Proverbs 1 1
The proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel:
Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
Proverbs 1 2
To know wisdom and instruction; To discern the words of understanding;
to know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding;
For knowing wisdom and instruction, For understanding sayings of intelligence,
Proverbs 1 3
To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness, justice, and equity;
to receive the instruction of wisdom, righteousness and judgment, and equity;
For receiving the instruction of wisdom, Righteousness, judgment, and
uprightness,
Proverbs 1 4
To give prudence to the simple, Knowledge and discretion to the young man:
to give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
For giving to simple ones -- prudence, To a youth -- knowledge and discretion.
Proverbs 1 5
That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; That the man of understanding may
attain to sound counsel:
He that is wise will hear, and will increase learning; and the intelligent will gain wise counsels:
(The wise doth hear and increaseth learning, And the intelligent doth obtain
counsels.)
Proverbs 1 6
To understand a proverb, and parables, The words and riddles of the wise.
to understand a proverb and an allegory, the words of the wise and their enigmas.
For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute
sayings.
Proverbs 1 7
The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and
instruction.
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Fear of Jehovah [is] a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!
Proverbs 1 8
My son, listen to your father`s instruction, And don`t forsake your mother`s teaching:
Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother,
Proverbs 1 9
For they will be a garland to grace your head, And chains around your neck.
for they shall be a garland of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
For a graceful wreath [are] they to thy head, And chains to thy neck.
Proverbs 1 10
My son, if sinners entice you, don`t consent.
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent not.
My son, if sinners entice thee be not willing.
Proverbs 1 11
If they say, "Come with us, Let`s lay in wait for blood; Let`s lurk secretly for the innocent
without cause;
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk secretly for the innocent
without cause;
If they say, `Come with us, we lay wait for blood, We watch secretly for the
innocent without cause,
Proverbs 1 12
Let`s swallow them up alive like Sheol, And whole, like those who go down into the pit.
let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, and whole, as those that go down into the pit;
We swallow them as Sheol -- alive, And whole -- as those going down [to] the pit,
Proverbs 1 13
We`ll find all valuable wealth. We`ll fill our houses with spoil.
we shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
Every precious substance we find, We fill our houses [with] spoil,
Proverbs 1 14
You shall cast your lot among us. We`ll all have one purse."
cast in thy lot among us; we will all have one purse:
Thy lot thou dost cast among us, One purse is -- to all of us.`
Proverbs 1 15
My son, don`t walk in the way with them. Keep your foot from their path,
-- my son, walk not in the way with them, keep back thy foot from their path;
My son! go not in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path,
Proverbs 1 16
For their feet run to evil. They hurry to shed blood.
for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.
For their feet to evil do run, And they haste to shed blood.
Proverbs 1 17
For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird:
For in vain the net is spread in the sight of anything which hath wings.
Surely in vain is the net spread out before the eyes of any bird.
Proverbs 1 18
These lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.
And these lay wait for their own blood; they lurk secretly for their own lives.
And they for their own blood lay wait, They watch secretly for their own lives.
Proverbs 1 19
So are the ways of everyone who is greedy of gain. It takes away the life of its owners.
So are the paths of every one that is greedy of gain: it taketh away the life of its
possessors.
So [are] the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it
Proverbs 1 20
Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares.
Wisdom crieth without; she raiseth her voice in the broadways;
Wisdom in an out-place crieth aloud, In broad places she giveth forth her voice,
Proverbs 1 21
She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:
she calleth in the chief [place] of concourse, in the entry of the gates; in the city she
uttereth her words:
At the head of the multitudes she calleth, In the openings of the gates, In the city
her sayings she saith:
Proverbs 1 22
"How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight
themselves in mockery, And fools hate knowledge?
How long, simple ones, will ye love simpleness, and scorners take pleasure in their
scorning, and the foolish hate knowledge?
`Till when, ye simple, do ye love simplicity? And have scorners their scorning
desired? And do fools hate knowledge?
Proverbs 1 23
Turn at my reproof. Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you. I will make known my words to you.
Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour forth my spirit unto you, I will make known to
you my words.
Turn back at my reproof, lo, I pour forth to you my spirit, I make known my words
with you.
Proverbs 1 24
Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention;
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one regarded;
Because I have called, and ye refuse, I stretched out my hand, and none is attending,
Proverbs 1 25
But you have ignored all my counsel, And wanted none of my reproof;
and ye have rejected all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
And ye slight all my counsel, And my reproof ye have not desired.
Proverbs 1 26
I also will laugh at your disaster. I will mock when calamity overtakes you;
I also will laugh in your calamity, I will mock when your fear cometh;
I also in your calamity do laugh, I deride when your fear cometh,
Proverbs 1 27
When calamity overtakes you like a storm, When your disaster comes on like a whirlwind;
When distress and anguish come on you.
when your fear cometh as sudden destruction, and your calamity cometh as a whirlwind;
when distress and anguish come upon you:
When your fear cometh as destruction, And your calamity as a hurricane doth
come, When on you come adversity and distress.
Proverbs 1 28
Then will they call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me;
-- then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me early, and shall not
find me.
Then they call me, and I do not answer, They seek me earnestly, and find me not.
Proverbs 1 29
Because they hated knowledge, And didn`t choose the fear of Yahweh.
Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Jehovah;
Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.
Proverbs 1 30
They wanted none of my counsel. They despised all my reproof.
they would none of my counsel, they despised all my reproof:
They have not consented to my counsel, They have despised all my reproof,
Proverbs 1 31
Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way, And be filled with their own schemes.
therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their way, and be filled with their own devices.
And they eat of the fruit of their way, And from their own counsels they are filled.
Proverbs 1 32
For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them.
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of the foolish shall
cause them to perish.
For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.
Proverbs 1 33
But whoever listens to me will dwell securely, And will be at ease, without fear of harm."
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be at rest from fear of evil.
And whoso is hearkening to me dwelleth confidently, And [is] quiet from fear of evil!`
Proverbs 2 1
My son, if you will receive my words, And store up my commandments within you;
My son, if thou receivest my words, and layest up my commandments with thee,
My son, if thou dost accept my sayings, And my commands dost lay up with thee,
Proverbs 2 2
So as to turn your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;
so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom [and] thou apply thy heart to understanding;
To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to
Proverbs 2 3
Yes, if you call out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding;
yea, if thou criest after discernment [and] liftest up thy voice to understanding;
For, if for intelligence thou callest, For understanding givest forth thy voice,
Proverbs 2 4
If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures:
if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures:
If thou dost seek her as silver, And as hid treasures searchest for her,
Proverbs 2 5
Then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, And find the knowledge of God.
then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God.
Then understandest thou fear of Jehovah, And knowledge of God thou findest.
Proverbs 2 6
For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
For Jehovah giveth wisdom; out of his mouth [come] knowledge and understanding.
For Jehovah giveth wisdom, From His mouth knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 2 7
He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity;
He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; [he] is a shield to them that walk in
Even to lay up for the upright substance, A shield for those walking uprightly.
Proverbs 2 8
That he may guard the paths of justice, And preserve the way of his saints.
guarding the paths of just judgment and keeping the way of his godly ones.
To keep the paths of judgment, And the way of His saints He preserveth.
Proverbs 2 9
Then you will understand righteousness and justice, Equity and every good path.
Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment and equity: every good path.
Then understandest thou righteousness, And judgment, and uprightness -- every
good path.
Proverbs 2 10
For wisdom will enter into your heart. Knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
When wisdom entereth into thy heart and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul,
For wisdom cometh into thy heart, And knowledge to thy soul is pleasant,
Proverbs 2 11
Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,
discretion shall keep thee, understanding shall preserve thee:
Thoughtfulness doth watch over thee, Understanding doth keep thee,
Proverbs 2 12
To deliver you from the way of evil, From the men who speak perverse things;
To deliver thee from the way of evil, from the man that speaketh froward things;
To deliver thee from an evil way, From any speaking froward things,
Proverbs 2 13
Who forsake the paths of uprightness, To walk in the ways of darkness;
[from those] who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
Who are forsaking paths of uprightness, To walk in ways of darkness,
Proverbs 2 14
Who rejoice to do evil, And delight in the perverseness of evil;
who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the frowardness of evil;
Who are rejoicing to do evil, They delight in frowardness of the wicked,
Proverbs 2 15
Who are crooked in their ways, And wayward in their paths:
whose paths are crooked, and who are perverted in their course:
Whose paths [are] crooked, Yea, they are perverted in their ways.
Proverbs 2 16
To deliver you from the strange woman, Even from the foreigner who flatters with her words;
To deliver thee from the strange woman, from the stranger who flattereth with her
words;
To deliver thee from the strange woman, From the stranger who hath made
smooth her sayings,
Proverbs 2 17
Who forsakes the friend of her youth, And forgets the covenant of her God:
who forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God;
Who is forsaking the guide of her youth, And the covenant of her God hath forgotten.
Proverbs 2 18
For her house leads down to death, Her paths to the dead.
-- for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead;
For her house hath inclined unto death, And unto Rephaim her paths.
Proverbs 2 19
None who go to her return again, Neither do they attain to the paths of life:
none that go unto her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life:
None going in unto her turn back, Nor do they reach the paths of life.
Proverbs 2 20
That you may walk in the way of good men, And keep the paths of the righteous.
-- that thou mayest walk in the way of the good, and keep the paths of the righteous.
That thou dost go in the way of the good, And the paths of the righteous dost keep.
Proverbs 2 21
For the upright will dwell in the land. The perfect will remain in it.
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it;
For the upright do inhabit the earth, And the perfect are left in it,
Proverbs 2 22
But the wicked will be cut off from the land. The treacherous will be rooted out of it.
but the wicked shall be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful shall be plucked up out
of it.
And the wicked from the earth are cut off, And treacherous dealers plucked out of it!
Proverbs 3 1
My son, don`t forget my teaching; But let your heart keep my commandments:
My son, forget not my teaching, and let thy heart observe my commandments;
My son! my law forget not, And my commands let thy heart keep,
Proverbs 3 2
For length of days, and years of life, And peace, will they add to you.
for length of days, and years of life, and peace shall they add to thee.
For length of days and years, Life and peace they do add to thee.
Proverbs 3 3
Don`t let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the
tablet of your heart.
Let not loving-kindness and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck, write them
upon the tablet of thy heart:
Let not kindness and truth forsake thee, Bind them on thy neck, Write them on
the tablet of thy heart,
Proverbs 3 4
So you will find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
and thou shalt find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
And find grace and good understanding In the eyes of God and man.
Proverbs 3 5
Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, And don`t lean on your own understanding.
Confide in Jehovah with all thy heart, and lean not unto thine own intelligence;
Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not.
Proverbs 3 6
In all your ways acknowledge him, And he will direct your paths.
in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will make plain thy paths.
In all thy ways know thou Him, And He doth make straight thy paths.
Proverbs 3 7
Don`t be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.
Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear Jehovah, and depart from evil:
Be not wise in thine own eyes, Fear Jehovah, and turn aside from evil.
Proverbs 3 8
It will be health to your body, And nourishment to your bones.
it shall be health for thy navel, and moisture for thy bones.
Healing it is to thy navel, And moistening to thy bones.
Proverbs 3 9
Honor Yahweh with your substance, With the first fruits of all your increase:
Honour Jehovah with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase;
Honour Jehovah from thy substance, And from the beginning of all thine increase;
Proverbs 3 10
So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.
so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy vats shall overflow with new wine.
And filled are thy barns [with] plenty, And [with] new wine thy presses break forth.
Proverbs 3 11
My son, don`t despise Yahweh`s discipline, Neither be weary of his reproof:
My son, despise not the instruction of Jehovah, neither be weary of his chastisement;
Chastisement of Jehovah, my son, despise not, And be not vexed with His reproof,
Proverbs 3 12
For whom Yahweh loves, he reproves; Even as a father the son in whom he delights.
for whom Jehovah loveth he chasteneth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
For whom Jehovah loveth He reproveth, Even as a father the son He is pleased with.
Proverbs 3 13
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, The man who gets understanding.
Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
O the happiness of a man [who] hath found wisdom, And of a man [who] bringeth
forth understanding.
Proverbs 3 14
For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, The profit of it better than fine  gold.
For the gain thereof is better than the gain of silver, and her revenue than fine gold.
For better [is] her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold --
her increase.
Proverbs 3 15
She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.
She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not equal unto
her.
Precious she [is] above rubies, And all thy pleasures are not comparable to her.
Proverbs 3 16
Length of days is in her right hand. In her left hand are riches and honor.
Length of days is in her right hand; in her left hand riches and honour.
Length of days [is] in her right hand, In her left [are] wealth and honour.
Proverbs 3 17
Her ways are ways of pleasantness. All her paths are peace.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, And all her paths [are] peace.
Proverbs 3 18
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is he that retaineth her.
A tree of life she [is] to those laying hold on her, And whoso is retaining her [is] happy.
Proverbs 3 19
By wisdom Yahweh founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens.
Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens.
Jehovah by wisdom did found the earth, He prepared the heavens by understanding.
Proverbs 3 20
By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, And the skies drop down the dew.
By his knowledge the deeps were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.
By His knowledge depths have been rent, And clouds do drop dew.
Proverbs 3 21
My son, let them not depart from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion:
My son, let them not depart from thine eyes; keep sound wisdom and discretion:
My son! let them not turn from thine eyes, Keep thou wisdom and thoughtfulness,
Proverbs 3 22
So they will be life to your soul, And grace for your neck.
so shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace unto thy neck.
And they are life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
Proverbs 3 23
Then you shall walk in your way securely. Your foot won`t stumble.
Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely, and thy foot shall not stumble;
Then thou goest thy way confidently, And thy foot doth not stumble.
Proverbs 3 24
When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet.
when thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid, but thou shalt lie down and thy sleep shall
be sweet.
If thou liest down, thou art not afraid, Yea, thou hast lain down, And sweet hath
been thy sleep.
Proverbs 3 25
Don`t be afraid of sudden fear, Neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes:
Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the destruction of the wicked, when it cometh;
Be not afraid of sudden fear, And of the desolation of the wicked when it cometh.
Proverbs 3 26
For Yahweh will be your confidence, And will keep your foot from being taken.
for Jehovah shall be thy confidence, and he will keep thy foot from being taken.
For Jehovah is at thy side, And He hath kept thy foot from capture.
Proverbs 3 27
Don`t withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in the power of your hand to do
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thy hand to do
it.
Withhold not good from its owners, When thy hand [is] toward God to do [it].
Proverbs 3 28
Don`t say to your neighbor, "Go, and come again, Tomorrow I will give," When you have it by you.
Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to-morrow I will give, when thou
hast it by thee.
Say not thou to thy friend, `Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,` And substance
with thee.
Proverbs 3 29
Don`t devise evil against your neighbor, Seeing he dwells securely by you.
Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
Devise not against thy neighbour evil, And he sitting confidently with thee.
Proverbs 3 30
Don`t strive with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.
Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
Strive not with a man without cause, If he have not done thee evil.
Proverbs 3 31
Don`t envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.
Envy not the man of violence, and choose none of his ways.
Be not envious of a man of violence, Nor fix thou on any of his ways.
Proverbs 3 32
For the perverse is an abomination to Yahweh, But his friendship is with the upright.
For the perverse is an abomination to Jehovah; but his secret is with the upright.
For an abomination to Jehovah [is] the perverted, And with the upright [is] His secret counsel.
Proverbs 3 33
The curse of Yahweh is in the house of the wicked, But he blesses the habitation of the
righteous.
The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked; but he blesseth the habitation of the
righteous.
The curse of Jehovah [is] in the house of the wicked. And the habitation of the
righteous He blesseth.
Proverbs 3 34
Surely he mocks the mockers, But he gives grace to the humble.
He indeed scorneth the scorners; but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
If the scorners He doth scorn, Yet to the humble He doth give grace.
Proverbs 3 35
The wise will inherit glory, But shame will be the promotion of fools.
The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of the foolish.
Honour do the wise inherit, And fools are bearing away shame!
Proverbs 4 1
Listen, sons, to a father`s instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know intelligence;
Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know
understanding.
Proverbs 4 2
For I give you sound learning. Don`t forsake my law.
for I give you good doctrine: forsake ye not my law.
For good learning I have given to you, My law forsake not.
Proverbs 4 3
For I was a son to my father, Tender and an only child in the sight of my mother.
For I was a son unto my father, tender and an only one in the sight of my mother.
For, a son I have been to my father -- tender, And an only one before my mother.
Proverbs 4 4
He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.
And he taught me, and said unto me, Let thy heart retain my words; keep my
commandments and live.
And he directeth me, and he saith to me: `Let thy heart retain my words, Keep my
commands, and live.
Proverbs 4 5
Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don`t forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth.
Get wisdom, get intelligence: forget [it] not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Get wisdom, get understanding, Do not forget, nor turn away From the sayings of my mouth.
Proverbs 4 6
Don`t forsake her, and she will preserve you. Love her, and she will keep you.
Forsake her not, and she shall keep thee; love her, and she shall preserve thee.
Forsake her not, and she doth preserve thee, Love her, and she doth keep thee.
Proverbs 4 7
Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.
The beginning of wisdom [is], Get wisdom; and with all thy getting get intelligence.
The first thing [is] wisdom -- get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.
Proverbs 4 8
Esteem her, and she will exalt you. She will bring you to honor, when you embrace her.
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee; she shall bring thee to honour when thou dost
embrace her.
Exalt her, and she doth lift thee up, She honoureth thee, when thou dost embrace her.
Proverbs 4 9
She will give to your head a garland of grace. A crown of splendor will she deliver to you."
She shall give to thy head a garland of grace; a crown of glory will she bestow upon thee.
She giveth to thy head a wreath of grace, A crown of beauty she doth give thee freely.
Proverbs 4 10
Listen, my son, and receive my sayings. The years of your life will be many.
Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, and the years of thy life shall be multiplied.
Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And years of life [are] multiplied to thee.
Proverbs 4 11
I have taught you in the way of wisdom. I have led you in paths of uprightness.
I will teach thee in the way of wisdom, I will lead thee in paths of uprightness.
In a way of wisdom I have directed thee, I have caused thee to tread in paths of
uprightness.
Proverbs 4 12
When you go, your steps will not be hampered. When you run, you will not stumble.
When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not
stumble.
In thy walking thy step is not straitened, And if thou runnest, thou stumblest not.
Proverbs 4 13
Take firm hold of instruction. Don`t let her go. Keep her, for she is your life.
Take fast hold of instruction, let [her] not go: keep her, for she is thy life.
Lay hold on instruction, do not desist, Keep her, for she [is] thy life.
Proverbs 4 14
Don`t enter into the path of the wicked. Don`t walk in the way of evil men.
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil [men]:
Into the path of the wicked enter not, And be not happy in a way of evil doers.
Proverbs 4 15
Avoid it, and don`t pass by it. Turn from it, and pass on.
avoid it, pass not by it; turn from it, and pass away.
Avoid it, pass not over into it, Turn aside from it, and pass on.
Proverbs 4 16
For they don`t sleep, unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.
For they sleep not except they have done mischief, and their sleep is taken away unless
they have caused [some] to fall.
For they sleep not if they do not evil, And their sleep hath been taken violently
away, If they cause not [some] to stumble.
Proverbs 4 17
For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence.
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
For they have eaten bread of wickedness, And wine of violence they drink.
Proverbs 4 18
But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light, That shines more and more until the perfect day.
But the path of the righteous is as the shining light, going on and brightening until the
day be fully come.
And the path of the righteous [is] as a shining light, Going and brightening till
the day is established,
Proverbs 4 19
The way of the wicked is like darkness. They don`t know what they stumble over.
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
The way of the wicked [is] as darkness, They have not known at what they stumble.
Proverbs 4 20
My son, attend to my words. Turn your ear to my sayings.
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
My son, to my words give attention, To my sayings incline thine ear,
Proverbs 4 21
Let them not depart from your eyes. Keep them in the midst of your heart.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thy heart.
Let them not turn aside from thine eyes, Preserve them in the midst of thy heart.
Proverbs 4 22
For they are life to those who find them, And health to their whole body.
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
For life they [are] to those finding them, And to all their flesh healing.
Proverbs 4 23
Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it is the wellspring of life.
Keep thy heart more than anything that is guarded; for out of it are the issues of life.
Above every charge keep thy heart, For out of it [are] the outgoings of life.
Proverbs 4 24
Put away from yourself a perverse mouth. Put corrupt lips far from you.
Put away from thee perverseness of mouth, and corrupt lips put far from thee.
Turn aside from thee a froward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee,
Proverbs 4 25
Let your eyes look straight ahead. Fix your gaze directly before you.
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
Thine eyes do look straightforward, And thine eyelids look straight before thee.
Proverbs 4 26
Make the path of your feet level. Let all of your ways be established.
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be well-ordered.
Ponder thou the path of thy feet, And all thy ways [are] established.
Proverbs 4 27
Don`t turn to the right hand nor to the left. Remove your foot from evil.
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left; remove thy foot from evil.
Incline not [to] the right or to the left, Turn aside thy foot from evil!


Study Questions
The beginning of knowledge is? 1:7
 

The knowledge of God is linked to the ________ of the LORD? 2:5
 

What will deliver from the evil man? 2:10-12
 

Describe the end of the two paths? 2:20-22
 

How can a person's paths be directed by God? 3:5-6
 

God gives _____ to the lowly? 3:33, 34
 

What comes out of the heart? 4:23



The World English Bible

 
Oct. 10
Ephesians 1

Eph 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Eph 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ;
Eph 1:4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love;
Eph 1:5 having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,
Eph 1:6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he freely bestowed favor on us in the Beloved,
Eph 1:7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
Eph 1:8 which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
Eph 1:9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
Eph 1:10 to an administration of the fullness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, in him;
Eph 1:11 in whom also we were assigned an inheritance, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his will;
Eph 1:12 to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
Eph 1:13 in whom you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Good News of your salvation,--in whom, having also believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
Eph 1:14 who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of his glory.
Eph 1:15 For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the saints,
Eph 1:16 don't cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers,
Eph 1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him;
Eph 1:18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Eph 1:19 and what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might
Eph 1:20 which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,
Eph 1:21 far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come.
Eph 1:22 He put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things for the assembly,
Eph 1:23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. 


 
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Young's Literal Translation

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Ephesians
Ephesians 1 1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ by God`s will, to the saints and faithful in Christ Jesus who
are at Ephesus.
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, to the saints who are in
Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Ephesians 1 2
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and [the] Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ!
Ephesians 1 3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ;
Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every
spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ;
Blessed [is] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who did bless us in every
spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Ephesians 1 4
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love;
according as he has chosen us in him before [the] world`s foundation, that we should be
holy and blameless before him in love;
according as He did choose us in him before the foundation of the world, for our
being holy and unblemished before Him, in love,
Ephesians 1 5
having predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,
having marked us out beforehand for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good pleasure of his will,
having foreordained us to the adoption of sons through Jesus Christ to Himself,
according to the good pleasure of His will,
Ephesians 1 6
to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved,
to [the] praise of [the] glory of his grace, wherein he has taken us into favour in the
Beloved:
to the praise of the glory of His grace, in which He did make us accepted in the beloved,
Ephesians 1 7
in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses,
according to the riches of his grace,
in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of offences, according to
the riches of his grace;
in whom we have the redemption through his blood, the remission of the
trespasses, according to the riches of His grace,
Ephesians 1 8
which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
which he has caused to abound towards us in all wisdom and intelligence,
in which He did abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
Ephesians 1 9
making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which
he purposed in himself
having made known to us the secret of His will, according to His good pleasure,
that He purposed in Himself,
Ephesians 1 10
to an administration of the fullness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, in him;
for [the] administration of the fulness of times; to head up all things in the Christ, the
things in the heavens and the things upon the earth; in him,
in regard to the dispensation of the fulness of the times, to bring into one the
whole in the Christ, both the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth
-- in him;
Ephesians 1 11
in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his will;
in whom we have also obtained an inheritance, being marked out beforehand according
to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his own will,
in whom also we did obtain an inheritance, being foreordained according to the
purpose of Him who the all things is working according to the counsel of His will,
Ephesians 1 12
to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
that we should be to [the] praise of his glory who have pre-trusted in the Christ:
for our being to the praise of His glory, [even] those who did first hope in the Christ,
Ephesians 1 13
in whom you also, having heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your salvation, -- in whom, having also believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
in whom *ye* also [have trusted], having heard the word of the truth, the glad tidings of
your salvation; in whom also, having believed, ye have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of
promise,
in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth -- the good news of your
salvation -- in whom also having believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of the promise,
Ephesians 1 14
who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God`s own possession, to the praise of his glory.
who is [the] earnest of our inheritance to the redemption of the acquired possession to
[the] praise of his glory.
which is an earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the acquired
possession, to the praise of His glory.
Ephesians 1 15
For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the saints,
Wherefore *I* also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which [is] in you, and the
love which [ye have] towards all the saints,
Because of this I also, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and the love to
all the saints,
Ephesians 1 16
don`t cease to give thanks for you, making mention in my prayers,
do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention [of you] at my prayers,
do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers,
Ephesians 1 17
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him;
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, would give you [the] spirit of
wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of him,
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of the glory, may give to you a
spirit of wisdom and revelation in the recognition of him,
Ephesians 1 18
having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
being enlightened in the eyes of your heart, so that ye should know what is the hope of
his calling, [and] what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, for your knowing what is the
hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
Ephesians 1 19
and what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to that
working of the strength of his might
and what the surpassing greatness of his power towards us who believe, according to the
working of the might of his strength,
and what the exceeding greatness of His power to us who are believing, according
to the working of the power of His might,
Ephesians 1 20
which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,
[in] which he wrought in the Christ [in] raising him from among [the] dead, and he set
him down at his right hand in the heavenlies,
which He wrought in the Christ, having raised him out of the dead, and did set
[him] at His right hand in the heavenly [places],
Ephesians 1 21
far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.
above every principality, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name
named, not only in this age, but also in that to come;
far above all principality, and authority, and might, and lordship, and every name
named, not only in this age, but also in the coming one;
Ephesians 1 22
He put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the assembly,
and has put all things under his feet, and gave him [to be] head over all things to the
assembly,
and all things He did put under his feet, and did give him -- head over all things
to the assembly,
Ephesians 1 23
which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all:
which is his body, the fulness of Him who is filling the all in all,

 Study Questions

How has God chosen us? 1:4
 

How do we obtain redemption? 1:7