10/13/13

From Mark Copeland... Paul's Thanksgiving For The Philippians (1:3-8)

                    "THE EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS"

             Paul's Thanksgiving For The Philippians (1:3-8)

INTRODUCTION

1. In the last study we examined the salutation of Paul and Timothy to
   the brethren at Philippi (1:1-2)

2. As is quite common in Paul's epistles, an expression of thanksgiving
   follows the salutation

3. In this epistle to the Philippians, we find Paul's thanksgiving in
   verses 3-8, where we begin to look into "the window of Paul's own
   bosom"

[As we examine this passage, three things stand out, the first being
that Paul is...]

I. THANKFUL FOR THEIR FELLOWSHIP (3-5)

   A. THE MEMORIES OF THEIR FELLOWSHIP WAS A SOURCE OF GREAT JOY...
      1. Every time he remembered them, it made him glad!
      2. The memories were a source of frequent joy, because every
         time he prayed, he included them
         a. Here we get a glimpse into the prayer life of the apostle
            Paul
         b. It evidently included frequent prayers for those with whom he
            had labored in the past - cf. Col 1:3; 1Th 1:2
      3. The joyful memories were the result of sharing together in the
         work of the gospel
         a. "From the first day..."
            1) From the day that Lydia opened her home to him
            2) As recorded in Ac 16:15
         b. "...until now."
            1) This would include the "giving and receiving" when he
               first left Macedonia, and also in Thessalonica - Php 4:
               15-16
            2) And now that he is in Rome, with the gift sent to him by
               Epaphroditus - Php 4:18

   B. THIS ILLUSTRATES THE BLESSING OF "PLEASANT MEMORIES", AND THE
      "FELLOWSHIP" THAT CREATES THEM...
      1. Pleasant memories are a blessing in difficult times...
         a. Despite imprisonment, Paul could pray with joyful
            thanksgiving as he remembered the Philippians
         b. As one person put it:  "God gave us memory so that we might
            have roses in December."
      2. But memory can be a curse instead of a blessing!
         a. If we have spent our lives in sin and have troubled those
            around us, memory can be a curse!
         b. As someone said:  "Most people live the first half of their
            life making the second half of their life miserable!"
         c. For memories to be a blessing to us, we must be a blessing to
            others!
      3. The sort of fellowship experienced between Paul and the
         Philippians creates the most precious memories!
         a. Fellowship in the gospel of Christ!
         b. Sharing together in spreading the Word, either directly by
            teaching or indirectly by supporting those who teach

[How comforting it must have been for Paul, though experiencing
imprisonment, to be able to look back upon his relationship with the
Philippians with such joyful memories!

What kind of memories are we creating today?  It will affect the kind
of future we have!

As Paul continues his expression of thanksgiving, he writes that he
is...]

II. CONFIDENT GOD WILL COMPLETE HIS WORK IN THEM (6-7)

   A. THE BASIS FOR SUCH CONFIDENCE...
      1. Certainly it involves the faithfulness of God Himself, as
         expressed throughout the Scriptures
         a. E.g., in helping us to handle temptations - 1Co 10:13
         b. E.g., in providing forgiveness when we succumb to temptations
            - 1Jn 1:9
      2. But Paul also took into consideration the faithfulness of the
         Philippians
         a. They were willing to share in his chains - cf. Php 2:29-30
         b. They were willing to share in the defense and confirmation of
            the gospel (through their support of Paul)
         c. As such, they were sharing together in the grace of God!

   B. THIS PASSAGE SHOULD REMIND US THAT WE ARE NOT ALONE IN OUR GROWTH
      AS CHRISTIANS...
      1. That God "began a good work" in our conversion, a work that
         involved:
         a. His providence, in giving us an opportunity to hear the
            gospel - Tit 2:11
         b. His regeneration, when we responded to the commands of the
            gospel - Tit 3:4-7
      2. As we continue to "work out our own salvation", God is right
         there with us:
         a. Certainly we must cooperate with God - Php 2:12
         b. But God is truly at work within us! - Php 2:13
         c. And He provides whatever help we need - Php 4:13
      3. This Divine Help will be with us "until the day of Jesus Christ"
         a. The "Day" when Christ comes to be glorified - 2Th 1:10
         b. The same "Day" we will be glorified with Him, by virtue of
            God's goodness and work in conjunction with our faith - 2 Th 1:11-12

[With such help as the basis of our confidence, as long as we are
faithful and partakers of God's grace, He will complete His work in us! 
(but note carefully He 3:12-14).

Finally, we notice in this thanksgiving of Paul...]

III. HIS DEEP LONGING FOR THEM (8)

   A. IN EXPRESSING THE DEPTH OF HIS AFFECTION FOR THEM...
      1. He calls upon God as a witness!
         a. He Who knows the hearts of all men
         b. And certainly Who knows the heart of Paul!
      2. He describes it as the "affection of Jesus Christ"!
         a. I.e., the same sort of love Jesus has toward us
         b. Even as Jesus commanded His disciples, to love one another as
            He loved us - Jn 13:34

   B. THIS SORT OF LOVE SHOULD CHARACTERIZE ALL DISCIPLES...
      1. This is how the world will know that we are truly the disciples
         of Jesus - Jn 13:35
      2. Such love comes only by being taught by God - cf. 1Th 4:9-10
      3. And how does He teach us?  Through the example of His Own Son!
         - 1Jn 3:16

CONCLUSION

1. How close Paul must have felt toward the brethren at Philippi!

2. And this is understandable, because it was the pleasant memories of
   their fellowship in the gospel of Christ that gave Paul such joy and
   confidence in the well-being of the Philippians

3. Note how all these things relate together:
   a. Joy and confidence comes from pleasant memories
   b. Pleasant memories come from fellowship in the gospel of Christ

4. If we lack the joy and confidence we desire, the key is to create
   pleasant memories by sharing with other workers in the spread of the
   gospel!

5. Finally...
   a. Has God begun a good work in you?  (via your obedience to the
      gospel?)
   b. Will He complete it until the day of Jesus Christ?  (via your
      faithful service to the Lord?)

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011


From Jim McGuiggan... Finishing a Good Work

 

Finishing a Good Work




Here's a tiny group of people different from the rest of the happy pagan world. Because they were different they were having a hard time (1:28) and it appears they were wavering a bit because the man who began the work in their city was himself thrown into prison (1:12-18). Since we all have the sense that happiness should accompany truth and goodness hardship is a bit of a blow.
So was Paul's agenda to create a community of believers in Jesus Christ at Philippi? And if so, wasn't it likely that it would all end in tatters and failure?
Paul told them he prayed for them all the time both with thankfulness and confidence (1:3-6). His thoughts weren't gloomy. The size of the pagan world and all its power didn't drive him into depression because he wasn't the one who began the good work in the Philippians, it was God himself (1:6)!
The good work has only "begun". They weren't to see it as already completed. They hadn't "arrived". This that they were experiencing was real enough and glorious enough but it was only part of a bigger and more glorious picture. Knowing that a tough piece of narrative is part of a bigger and grander story brings relief as well as hope. It has a happy ending! Knowing that makes it easier to work through the really gritty parts. It was a "good" work God had begun in them and he would see it through.
And would Paul say that to us? Of course he would. So what does a passage like Philippians 1:6 mean to us? It means that one day we (yes "we", not others) in a better world will be standing close to Jesus Christ and some angels will whisper in awe as they look in our direction, "How like the Master they look. They're the absolute image of him." And how can we be sure that this is our future? He is faithful who called us and he will do it (Philippians 4:19).
©2004 Jim McGuiggan. All materials are free to be copied and used as long as money is not being made.

Many thanks to brother Ed Healy, for allowing me to post from his website, the abiding word.com.

From Ben Fronczek... A Beating They’ll Remember Acts 19

A Beating They’ll Remember Acts 19

Acts 19 - A Beating they’ll Remember
Read: Acts 19:8-20
Paul had now been teaching in Ephesus for 2 years. Paul probably became quite famous locally. He’s been teaching, and healing, casting out demons and doing all kinds of cool things in the name of Christ. And of course, that’s the key about Paul — he didn’t care about his own fame; he cared about spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Others, however, saw what he was doing and wanted to get in on the magic show. And much like Simeon in Acts 8, the Sorcerer who after seeing Peter miraculously heal the sick in the name of Jesus and wanted that power for himself, enter the seven sons of a Jewish priest named Sceva. They were not even Christians but they began to use the name of Jesus like “Hocus Pocus,” or some kind of incantation or charm trying to do what Paul was doing. In this story we see them trying to drive an evil spirit out of a man by using Jesus’ name.  But something happened that they did not expect.

We read that this evil spirit speaks to them saying, “I know about Jesus, and I know about Paul but who are you? “

The spirit was not afraid of them. He had no respect for them. They had not authority over him.  As a matter of fact the evil spirit causes the possessed man to freak out and attack the seven brothers, and he beats the snot out of all seven of them.

The Bible says: He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding. (16)

Naturally, word of this spreads throughout Ephesus, and it says that the people “were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor.”

Not only that, but it also goes on to say that, “Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds. A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas” (each drachma was a coin equaling a day’s wage). (Acts 19:17-19).

I find this story interesting if not fascinating.
Why were those in Ephesus so moved by this event, this beating, to the point where they were seized with fear and began to look at Jesus and Christians in a new light? They literally began to respect and honor the name of Jesus like never before. Some who were on the fence and believed now came forward and openly confessed their evil deeds. And many who practised sorcery and witchcraft brought their evil scrolls out and had a big bonfire and burnt them. This was something that these believers should not have had in their homes in the first place.

Why did they do this?
Yes they were a bit superstitious. Not only did they see that evil spirit are real and potentially dangerous here, more importantly saw that those evil spirit also honored and respected Jesus and Paul, and recognize Christians, from non-Christians. So is there anything we can learn from this today? I believe so.

#1. Most importantly, do not treat the name of Christ lightly. Jesus is God, the creator, the Messiah, the word of God that became flesh and dwelt among us. He is the Savior, the redeemer, the Lord and king of all heaven and earth. Jesus and name should be given honor and respect. Shame on us when we use His name as a curse or swear word.

#2. I also think it’s not wise to mess around with those evil unseen spiritual things that we don’t fully understand. Satan and his demons are real, and they are powerful.  

Later when Paul wrote to these people in Ephesus, in his epistle he wrote, “  10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” 6:6-10

I don’t know what but movie maker seem to be romanticizing and glorifying these evil forces. There are people who even worship the occult.  This dark realm is real, and so it’s wise if we don’t dabble in the occult at all.

#3. Another thing I find quite interesting if not encouraging is the fact that these demon know who you are. I believe that they know exactly what kind of relationship you have with Father God and His Son Jesus. 

In the story, the demon tells these seven brothers “I know who Jesus is and who Paul is, but who are you?” 

And then he proceeds to beat them up. If they were Christians, I don’t believe that they would have had a problem. Rather they were phonies looking to make a name for themselves. What I like about this is the fact that it reminds me that we as Christians live in a favored position in the spiritual realm. Why, because God protects His own. I am not saying that you will never come in harm’s way, especially at the hands of other men. But I do believe that God and His angels are working behind the scene protecting us from dangers we just can’t see with these human eyes.

Over and over in the Bible we read about God’s                             protection:                                                                                             

-   In 2 Kings 6, a servant asked Elisha what they were going to do when and a enemy army had surrounded their city and was bent on destruction. 

Elisha said, “Don’t be afraid. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”  

And then Elisha prayed that the Lord would open this servant’s eyes so that he could see what was unseen and hidden from our eyes. And the text goes on to say that the Lord opened the servants eyes, and he looked and he saw the hills full of horses and chariots’ of fire around Elisha and the city.

-  Psalm 34:7 says, The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.”

-   Psalm 125:1-2 says,Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.”

-   And all of psalm 91 is about how God protects his own. Even in the NT,  2 Thessalonians 3:3 says, the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”

-  In 1 Peter 1:3-5 says “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,  who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.”

If you are a Christian, you are not like everyone else. Like a loving parent protects his child, Father God is likewise watching over us. For me that encouraging, that God loves and cares for me that much. I pray that it also encourages you this day!   But even more than encouraging you, I pray that it will move you to do what those Ephesians did. This week and every week from now on I challenge you to be careful how you use the name of Jesus. His name is to honored and glorified.

And secondly, I challenge you that if you have anything in your home that is unwholesome, or tempts you to do evil or unwholesome things, like those evil scrolls tempted those Ephesians to do evil, I challenge you to get rid of it. Maybe it’s a We-gee board, maybe you have books or magazines that contain material that you know is evil in God’s eyes. Get rid of it. If you have any secret sin, confess it to the Lord and ask Him to protect you from such worldly influence.

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From Gary... Bible Reading and Study October 13






Bible Reading and Study    


October 13


The World English Bible



Oct. 13
Proverbs 12-14

Pro 12:1 Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
Pro 12:2 A good man shall obtain favor from Yahweh, but he will condemn a man of wicked devices.
Pro 12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
Pro 12:4 A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.
Pro 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
Pro 12:6 The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
Pro 12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and are no more, but the house of the righteous shall stand.
Pro 12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.
Pro 12:9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant, than he who honors himself, and lacks bread.
Pro 12:10 A righteous man regards the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Pro 12:11 He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.
Pro 12:12 The wicked desires the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
Pro 12:13 An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.
Pro 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth. The work of a man's hands shall be rewarded to him.
Pro 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.
Pro 12:16 A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.
Pro 12:17 He who is truthful testifies honestly, but a false witness lies.
Pro 12:18 There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.
Pro 12:19 Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.
Pro 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but joy comes to the promoters of peace.
Pro 12:21 No mischief shall happen to the righteous, but the wicked shall be filled with evil.
Pro 12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to Yahweh, but those who do the truth are his delight.
Pro 12:23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.
Pro 12:24 The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
Pro 12:25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a kind word makes it glad.
Pro 12:26 A righteous person is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Pro 12:27 The slothful man doesn't roast his game, but the possessions of diligent men are prized.
Pro 12:28 In the way of righteousness is life; in its path there is no death.
Pro 13:1 A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke.
Pro 13:2 By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; but the unfaithful crave violence.
Pro 13:3 He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Pro 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.
Pro 13:5 A righteous man hates lies, but a wicked man brings shame and disgrace.
Pro 13:6 Righteousness guards the way of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
Pro 13:7 There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.
Pro 13:8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor hear no threats.
Pro 13:9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
Pro 13:10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but with ones who take advice is wisdom.
Pro 13:11 Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.
Pro 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.
Pro 13:13 Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded.
Pro 13:14 The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death.
Pro 13:15 Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
Pro 13:16 Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.
Pro 13:17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing.
Pro 13:18 Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored.
Pro 13:19 Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
Pro 13:20 One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Pro 13:21 Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.
Pro 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous.
Pro 13:23 An abundance of food is in poor people's fields, but injustice sweeps it away.
Pro 13:24 One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Pro 13:25 The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.
Pro 14:1 Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
Pro 14:2 He who walks in his uprightness fears Yahweh, but he who is perverse in his ways despises him.
Pro 14:3 The fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
Pro 14:4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Pro 14:5 A truthful witness will not lie, but a false witness pours out lies.
Pro 14:6 A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.
Pro 14:7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you won't find knowledge on his lips.
Pro 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
Pro 14:9 Fools mock at making atonement for sins, but among the upright there is good will.
Pro 14:10 The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; he will not share these with a stranger.
Pro 14:11 The house of the wicked will be overthrown, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
Pro 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
Pro 14:13 Even in laughter the heart may be sorrowful, and mirth may end in heaviness.
Pro 14:14 The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.
Pro 14:15 A simple man believes everything, but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.
Pro 14:16 A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.
Pro 14:17 He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man is hated.
Pro 14:18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Pro 14:19 The evil bow down before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Pro 14:20 The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, but the rich person has many friends.
Pro 14:21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.
Pro 14:22 Don't they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.
Pro 14:23 In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
Pro 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools crowns them with folly.
Pro 14:25 A truthful witness saves souls, but a false witness is deceitful.
Pro 14:26 In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress, and he will be a refuge for his children.
Pro 14:27 The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.
Pro 14:28 In the multitude of people is the king's glory, but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.
Pro 14:29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.
Pro 14:30 The life of the body is a heart at peace, but envy rots the bones.
Pro 14:31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.
Pro 14:32 The wicked is brought down in his calamity, but in death, the righteous has a refuge.
Pro 14:33 Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, and is even made known in the inward part of fools.
Pro 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
Pro 14:35 The king's favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, but his wrath is toward one who causes shame.


 
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 12 1
Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.
Whoso loveth discipline loveth knowledge, but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof [is]
brutish.
Proverbs 12 2
A good man shall obtain favor from Yahweh, But he will condemn a man of wicked devices.
A good [man] obtaineth favour of Jehovah; but a man of mischievous devices will he
condemn.
The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He
condemneth.
Proverbs 12 3
A man shall not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be
moved.
A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not
moved.
Proverbs 12 4
A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, But a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his
bones.
A woman of worth is a crown to her husband; but she that maketh ashamed is as
rottenness in his bones.
A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones [is]
one causing shame.
Proverbs 12 5
The thoughts of the righteous are just. The advice of the wicked is deceitful.
The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
The thoughts of the righteous [are] justice, The counsels of the wicked -- deceit.
Proverbs 12 6
The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, But the speech of the upright
rescues them.
The words of the wicked are a lying-in-wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall
deliver them.
The words of the wicked [are]: `Lay wait for blood,` And the mouth of the upright
delivereth them.
Proverbs 12 7
The wicked are overthrown, and are no more, But the house of the righteous shall stand.
Overthrow the wicked, and they are no [more]; but the house of the righteous shall stand.
Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth.
Proverbs 12 8
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, But he who has a warped mind shall be despised.
A man is commended according to his wisdom; but he that is of a perverted heart shall
be despised.
According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh
despised.
Proverbs 12 9
Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant, Than he who honors himself, and lacks bread.
Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, than he that honoureth himself,
and lacketh bread.
Better [is] the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who
lacketh bread.
Proverbs 12 10
A righteous man regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
A righteous man is concerned for the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the
wicked are cruel.
The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked [are] cruel.
Proverbs 12 11
He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, But he who chases fantasies is void of
understanding.
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless
is void of understanding.
Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied [with] bread, And whoso is pursuing
vanities is lacking heart,
Proverbs 12 12
The wicked desires the plunder of evil men, But the root of the righteous flourishes.
The wicked desireth the net of evil [men]; but the root of the righteous yieldeth [fruit].
The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous
Proverbs 12 13
An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, But the righteous shall come out of trouble.
In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare; but a righteous [man] shall go forth out of
trouble.
In transgression of the lips [is] the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth
out from distress.
Proverbs 12 14
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth. The doings of a man`s hands shall be rewarded to him.
A man is satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; and the recompense of a man`s
hands shall be rendered unto him.
From the fruit of the mouth [is] one satisfied [with] good, And the deed of man`s
hands returneth to him.
Proverbs 12 15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who is wise listens to counsel.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.
The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel [is] wise.
Proverbs 12 16
A fool shows his annoyance the same day, But one who overlooks an insult is prudent.
The vexation of the fool is presently known; but a prudent [man] covereth shame.
The fool -- in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.
Proverbs 12 17
He who is truthful testifies honestly, But a false witness lies.
He that uttereth truth sheweth forth righteousness; but a false witness deceit.
Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness -- deceit.
Proverbs 12 18
There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, But the tongue of the wise  heals.
There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.
A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.
Proverbs 12 19
Truth`s lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only momentary.
The lip of truth shall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment -- a tongue of falsehood.
Proverbs 12 20
Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, But joy comes to the promoters of peace.
Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
Deceit [is] in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace [is] joy.
Proverbs 12 21
No mischief shall happen to the righteous, But the wicked shall be filled with evil.
There shall no evil happen to a righteous [man]; but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil.
Proverbs 12 22
Lying lips are an abomination to Yahweh, But those who do the truth are his delight.
Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; but they that deal truly are his delight.
An abomination to Jehovah [are] lying lips, And stedfast doers [are] his delight.
Proverbs 12 23
A prudent man keeps his knowledge, But the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.
A prudent man concealeth knowledge; but the heart of the foolish proclaimeth folly.
A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.
Proverbs 12 24
The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, But laziness ends in slave labor.
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful [hand] shall be under tribute.
The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.
Proverbs 12 25
Anxiety in a man`s heart weighs it down, But a kind word makes it glad.
Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop; but a good word maketh it glad.
Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.
Proverbs 12 26
The righteous is cautious in friendship, But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
The righteous guideth his neighbour; but the way of the wicked misleadeth them.
The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err.
Proverbs 12 27
The slothful man doesn`t roast his game, But the possessions of diligent men are prized.
The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man`s precious substance is to the
diligent.
The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is
Proverbs 12 28
In the way of righteousness is life; In its path there is no death.
In the path of righteousness is life, and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
In the path of righteousness [is] life, And in the way of [that] path [is] no death!
Proverbs 13 1
A wise son listens to his father`s instruction, But a scoffer doesn`t listen to rebuke.
A wise son [heareth] his father`s instruction; but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
A wise son -- the instruction of a father, And a scorner -- he hath not heard rebuke.
Proverbs 13 2
By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; But the unfaithful crave violence.
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; but the soul of the treacherous, violence.
From the fruit of the mouth a man eateth good, And the soul of the treacherous --
violence.
Proverbs 13 3
He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his soul; destruction shall be to him that openeth
wide his lips.
Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips --
ruin to him!
Proverbs 13 4
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, But the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.
A sluggard`s soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made
The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.
Proverbs 13 5
A righteous man hates lies, But a wicked man brings shame and disgrace.
A righteous [man] hateth lying; but the wicked maketh himself odious and cometh to shame.
A false word the righteous hateth, And the wicked causeth abhorrence, and is
confounded.
Proverbs 13 6
Righteousness guards the way of integrity, But wickedness overthrows the sinner.
Righteousness preserveth him that is perfect in the way; but wickedness overthroweth
the sinner.
Righteousness keepeth him who is perfect in the way, And wickedness overthroweth a sin offering.
Proverbs 13 7
There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.
There is that feigneth himself rich, and hath nothing; there is that maketh himself poor,
and hath great wealth.
There is who is making himself rich, and hath nothing, Who is making himself
poor, and wealth [is] abundant.
Proverbs 13 8
The ransom of a man`s life is his riches, But the poor hears no threats.
The ransom of a man`s life is his riches; but the indigent heareth not rebuke.
The ransom of a man`s life [are] his riches, And the poor hath not heard rebuke.
Proverbs 13 9
The light of the righteous shines brightly, But the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
The light of the righteous rejoiceth; but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
The light of the righteous rejoiceth, And the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.
Proverbs 13 10
By pride comes only quarrels, But with ones who take advice is wisdom.
By pride there only cometh contention; but with the well-advised is wisdom.
A vain man through pride causeth debate, And with the counselled [is] wisdom.
Proverbs 13 11
Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, But he who gathers by hand makes it grow.
Wealth [gotten] by vanity diminisheth; but he that gathereth by manual-labour shall
increase [it].
Wealth from vanity becometh little, And whoso is gathering by the hand becometh great.
Proverbs 13 12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; but the desire [that] cometh to pass is a tree of life.
Hope prolonged is making the heart sick, And a tree of life [is] the coming desire.
Proverbs 13 13
Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, But he who respects a command will be  rewarded.
Whoso despiseth the word shall be held by it; but he that feareth the commandment shall
be rewarded.
Whoso is despising the Word is destroyed for it, And whoso is fearing the Command is repayed.
Proverbs 13 14
The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, To turn from the snares of death.
The teaching of the wise [man] is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death.
The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
Proverbs 13 15
Good understanding wins favor; But the way of the unfaithful is hard.
Good understanding procureth favour; but the way of the treacherous is hard.
Good understanding giveth grace, And the way of the treacherous [is] hard.
Proverbs 13 16
Every prudent man acts from knowledge, But a fool exposes folly.
Every prudent [man] acteth with knowledge; but the foolish layeth open [his] folly.
Every prudent one dealeth with knowledge, And a fool spreadeth out folly.
Proverbs 13 17
A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a trustworthy envoy gains healing.
A wicked messenger falleth into evil; but a faithful ambassador is health.
A wicked messenger falleth into evil, And a faithful ambassador is healing.
Proverbs 13 18
Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, But he who heeds correction shall be honored.
Poverty and shame shall be [to] him that refuseth instruction; but he that regardeth
reproof shall be honoured.
Whoso is refusing instruction -- poverty and shame, And whoso is observing
reproof is honoured.
Proverbs 13 19
Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, But fools detest turning from evil.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; but it is abomination to the foolish to
depart from evil.
A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, And an abomination to fools [is]: Turn
from evil.
Proverbs 13 20
One who walks with wise men grows wise, But a companion of fools suffers harm.
He that walketh with wise [men] becometh wise; but a companion of the foolish will be
depraved.
Whoso is walking with wise men is wise, And a companion of fools suffereth evil.
Proverbs 13 21
Misfortune pursues sinners, But prosperity rewards the righteous.
Evil pursueth sinners; but to the righteous good shall be repaid.
Evil pursueth sinners, And good recompenseth the righteous.
Proverbs 13 22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children`s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous.
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children`s children; but the wealth of the
sinner is laid up for the righteous [man].
A good man causeth sons` sons to inherit, And laid up for the righteous [is] the
sinner`s wealth.
Proverbs 13 23
An abundance of food is in poor people`s fields, But injustice sweeps it away.
Much food is in the tillage of the poor; but there is that is lost for want of judgment.
Abundance of food -- the tillage of the poor, And substance is consumed without judgment.
Proverbs 13 24
One who spares the rod hates his son, But one who loves him is careful to discipline him.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Whoso is sparing his rod is hating his son, And whoso is loving him hath hastened him chastisement.
Proverbs 13 25
The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul, But the belly of the wicked goes hungry.
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul; but the belly of the wicked shall want.
The righteous is eating to the satiety of his soul, And the belly of the wicked
lacketh!
Proverbs 14 1
Every wise woman builds her house, But the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
The wisdom of women buildeth their house; but folly plucketh it down with her hands.
Every wise woman hath builded her house, And the foolish with her hands
breaketh it down.
Proverbs 14 2
He who walks in his uprightness fears Yahweh, But he who is perverse in his ways despises
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah; but he that is perverted in his ways
despiseth him.
Whoso is walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah, And the perverted [in]
his ways is despising Him.
Proverbs 14 3
The fool`s talk brings a rod to his back, But the lips of the wise protect them.
In the fool`s mouth is a rod of pride; but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
In the mouth of a fool [is] a rod of pride, And the lips of the wise preserve them.
Proverbs 14 4
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, But much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Without oxen a stall [is] clean, And great [is] the increase by the power of the ox.
Proverbs 14 5
A truthful witness will not lie, But a false witness pours out lies.
A faithful witness will not lie; but a false witness uttereth lies.
A faithful witness lieth not, And a false witness breatheth out lies.
Proverbs 14 6
A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn`t find it, But knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and there is none [for him]; but knowledge is easy unto the
intelligent.
A scorner hath sought wisdom, and it is not, And knowledge to the intelligent [is] easy.
Proverbs 14 7
Stay away from a foolish man, For you won`t find knowledge on his lips.
Go from the presence of a foolish man, in whom thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge.
Go from before a foolish man, Or thou hast not known the lips of knowledge.
Proverbs 14 8
The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, But the folly of fools is deceit.
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.
The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way, And the folly of fools [is] deceit.
Proverbs 14 9
Fools mock at making atonement for sins, But among the upright there is good will.
Fools make a mock at trespass; but for the upright there is favour.
Fools mock at a guilt-offering, And among the upright -- a pleasing thing.
Proverbs 14 10
The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; He will not share these with a stranger.
The heart knoweth its own bitterness, and a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.
The heart knoweth its own bitterness, And with its joy a stranger doth not
intermeddle.
Proverbs 14 11
The house of the wicked will be overthrown, But the tent of the upright will flourish.
The house of the wicked shall be overthrown; but the tent of the upright shall flourish.
The house of the wicked is destroyed, And the tent of the upright flourisheth.
Proverbs 14 12
There is a way which seems right to a man, But in the end it leads to death.
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.
There is a way -- right before a man, And its latter end [are] ways of death.
Proverbs 14 13
Even in laughter the heart may be sorrowful, And mirth may end in heaviness.
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of mirth is sadness.
Even in laughter is the heart pained, And the latter end of joy [is] affliction.
Proverbs 14 14
The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; Likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is
in himself.
From his ways is the backslider in heart filled, And a good man -- from his fruits.
Proverbs 14 15
The simple believes everything, But the prudent man carefully considers his ways.
The simple believeth every word; but the prudent [man] heedeth his going.
The simple giveth credence to everything, And the prudent attendeth to his step.
Proverbs 14 16
A wise man fears, and shuns evil, But the fool is hotheaded and reckless.
A wise [man] feareth and departeth from evil; but the foolish is overbearing and confident.
The wise is fearing and turning from evil, And a fool is transgressing and is
confident.
Proverbs 14 17
He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, And a crafty man is hated.
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of mischievous devices is hated.
Whoso is short of temper doth folly, And a man of wicked devices is hated.
Proverbs 14 18
The simple inherit folly, But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
The simple inherit folly; but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
The simple have inherited folly, And the prudent are crowned [with] knowledge.
Proverbs 14 19
The evil bow down before the good, And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.
The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous [man].
The evil have bowed down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Proverbs 14 20
The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, But the rich person has many friends.
He that is poor is hated even of his own neighbour; but the rich hath many friends.
Even of his neighbour is the poor hated, And those loving the rich [are] many.
Proverbs 14 21
He who despises his neighbor sins, But blessed is he who has pity on the poor.
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious to the afflicted, happy is he.
Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his
happiness.
Proverbs 14 22
Don`t they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.
Do they not err that devise evil? but loving-kindness and truth are for those that devise
good.
Do not they err who are devising evil? And kindness and truth [are] to those
devising good,
Proverbs 14 23
In all hard work there is profit, But the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to want.
In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips [is] only to want.
Proverbs 14 24
The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools crowns them with folly.
The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly.
The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools [is] folly.
Proverbs 14 25
A truthful witness saves souls, But a false witness is deceitful.
A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies.
A true witness is delivering souls, And a deceitful one breatheth out lies.
Proverbs 14 26
In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress, And he will be a refuge for his children.
In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence, and his children shall have a place of refuge.
In the fear of Jehovah [is] strong confidence, And to His sons there is a refuge.
Proverbs 14 27
The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, Turning people from the snares of death.
The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death.
The fear of Jehovah [is] a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
Proverbs 14 28
In the multitude of people is the king`s glory, But in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.
In the multitude of people is the king`s glory; but in the lack of people is the ruin of a prince.
In the multitude of a people [is] the honour of a king, And in lack of people the ruin of a prince.
Proverbs 14 29
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who has a quick temper displays folly.
He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth
folly.
Whoso is slow to anger [is] of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper
is exalting folly.
Proverbs 14 30
The life of the body is a heart at peace, But envy rots the bones.
A sound heart is the life of the flesh; but envy the rottenness of the bones.
A healed heart [is] life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones [is] envy.
Proverbs 14 31
He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, But he who is kind to the needy
honors him.
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; but he that honoureth Him is
gracious to the needy.
An oppressor of the poor reproacheth his Maker, And whoso is honouring Him Is
favouring the needy.
Proverbs 14 32
The wicked is brought down in his calamity, But in death, the righteous has a refuge.
The wicked is driven away by his evil-doing; but the righteous trusteth, [even] in his
death.
In his wickedness is the wicked driven away, And trustful in his death [is] the
righteous.
Proverbs 14 33
Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, And is even made known in the
inward part of fools.
Wisdom resteth in the heart of the intelligent [man]; but that which is in the foolish
maketh itself known.
In the heart of the intelligent wisdom doth rest. And in the midst of fools it is known.
Proverbs 14 34
Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.
Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to peoples.
Righteousness exalteth a nation, And the goodliness of peoples [is] a sin-offering.
Proverbs 14 35
The king`s favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, But his wrath is toward one who causes shame.
The king`s favour is toward a wise servant; but his wrath is [against] him that causeth
shame.
The favour of a king [is] to a wise servant, And an object of his wrath is one
causing shame!


 Study Questions

The way of righteousness is? 12:28
 

What does the man who loves his child do? 13:24

A faithful witness will not __________? 14:5
 

Who believes every word? 14:15
 

The foolishness of fools is __________? 14:24



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Oct. 13
Ephesians 4

Eph 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called,
Eph 4:2 with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love;
Eph 4:3 being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling;
Eph 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Eph 4:6 one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in us all.
Eph 4:7 But to each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Eph 4:8 Therefore he says, "When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men."
Eph 4:9 Now this, "He ascended," what is it but that he also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?
Eph 4:10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.
Eph 4:11 He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers;
Eph 4:12 for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ;
Eph 4:13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a full grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
Eph 4:14 that we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;
Eph 4:15 but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ;
Eph 4:16 from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.
Eph 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,
Eph 4:18 being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their hearts;
Eph 4:19 who having become callous gave themselves up to lust, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
Eph 4:20 But you did not learn Christ that way;
Eph 4:21 if indeed you heard him, and were taught in him, even as truth is in Jesus:
Eph 4:22 that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old man, that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit;
Eph 4:23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
Eph 4:24 and put on the new man, who in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.
Eph 4:25 Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak truth each one with his neighbor. For we are members of one another.
Eph 4:26 "Be angry, and don't sin." Don't let the sun go down on your wrath,
Eph 4:27 neither give place to the devil.
Eph 4:28 Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need.
Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Eph 4:30 Don't grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice.
Eph 4:32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.


 
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Ephesians
 
Ephesians 4 1
I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called,
*I*, the prisoner in [the] Lord, exhort you therefore to walk worthy of the calling
wherewith ye have been called,
Call upon you, then, do I -- the prisoner of the Lord -- to walk worthily of the
calling with which ye were called,
Ephesians 4 2
with all lowliness and humility, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love;
with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love;
with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love,
Ephesians 4 3
being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
using diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace.
being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of the peace;
Ephesians 4 4
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling;
[There is] one body and one Spirit, as ye have been also called in one hope of your calling;
one body and one Spirit, according as also ye were called in one hope of your calling;
Ephesians 4 5
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Ephesians 4 6
one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in us all.
one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in us all.
one God and Father of all, who [is] over all, and through all, and in you all,
Ephesians 4 7
But to each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
But to each one of us has been given grace according to the measure of the gift of the
Christ.
and to each one of you was given the grace, according to the measure of the gift of
Christ,
Ephesians 4 8
Therefore he says, "When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to  men."
Wherefore he says, Having ascended up on high, he has led captivity captive, and has
given gifts to men.
wherefore, he saith, `Having gone up on high he led captive captivity, and gave gifts to men,` --
Ephesians 4 9
Now this, "He ascended," what is it but that he also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?
But that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended into the lower parts of the
earth?
and that, he went up, what is it except that he also went down first to the lower
parts of the earth?
Ephesians 4 10
He who descended is the same also who ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.
He that descended is the same who has also ascended up above all the heavens, that he
might fill all things;
he who went down is the same also who went up far above all the heavens, that He
may fill all things --
Ephesians 4 11
He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers;
and *he* has given some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some
shepherds and teachers,
and He gave some [as] apostles, and some [as] prophets, and some [as] proclaimers
of good news, and some [as] shepherds and teachers,
Ephesians 4 12
for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ;
for the perfecting of the saints; with a view to [the] work of [the] ministry, with a view
to the edifying of the body of Christ;
unto the perfecting of the saints, for a work of ministration, for a building up of the body of the Christ,
Ephesians 4 13
until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a full grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
until we all arrive at the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, at [the]
full-grown man, at [the] measure of the stature of the fulness of the Christ;
till we may all come to the unity of the faith and of the recognition of the Son of
God, to a perfect man, to a measure of stature of the fulness of the Christ,
Ephesians 4 14
that we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;
in order that we may be no longer babes, tossed and carried about by every wind of
*that* teaching [which is] in the sleight of men, in unprincipled cunning with a view to
systematized error;
that we may no more be babes, tossed and borne about by every wind of the
teaching, in the sleight of men, in craftiness, unto the artifice of leading astray,
Ephesians 4 15
but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ;
but, holding the truth in love, we may grow up to him in all things, who is the head, the
Christ:
and, being true in love, we may increase to Him [in] all things, who is the head --
the Christ;
Ephesians 4 16
from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.
from whom the whole body, fitted together, and connected by every joint of supply,
according to [the] working in [its] measure of each one part, works for itself the increase
of the body to its self-building up in love.
from whom the whole body, being fitly joined together and united, through the
supply of every joint, according to the working in the measure of each single
part, the increase of the body doth make for the building up of itself in love.
Ephesians 4 17
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind,
This I say therefore, and testify in [the] Lord, that ye should no longer walk as [the rest
of] the nations walk in [the] vanity of their mind,
This, then, I say, and I testify in the Lord; ye are no more to walk, as also the other
nations walk, in the vanity of their mind,
Ephesians 4 18
being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their hearts;
being darkened in understanding, estranged from the life of God by reason of the
ignorance which is in them, by reason of the hardness of their hearts,
being darkened in the understanding, being alienated from the life of God,
because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart,
Ephesians 4 19
who having become callous gave themselves up to lust, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
who having cast off all feeling, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all
uncleanness with greedy unsatisfied lust.
who, having ceased to feel, themselves did give up to the lasciviousness, for the
working of all uncleanness in greediness;
Ephesians 4 20
But you did not learn Christ that way;
But *ye* have not thus learnt the Christ,
and ye did not so learn the Christ,
Ephesians 4 21
if indeed you heard him, and were taught in him, even as truth is in Jesus:
if ye have heard him and been instructed in him according as [the] truth is in Jesus;
if so be ye did hear him, and in him were taught, as truth is in Jesus;
Ephesians 4 22
that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old man, that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit;
[namely] your having put off according to the former conversation the old man which
corrupts itself according to the deceitful lusts;
ye are to put off concerning the former behaviour the old man, that is corrupt
according to the desires of the deceit,
Ephesians 4 23
and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
and being renewed in the spirit of your mind;
and to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
Ephesians 4 24
and put on the new man, that like God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.
and [your] having put on the new man, which according to God is created in truthful
righteousness and holiness.
and to put on the new man, which, according to God, was created in righteousness
and kindness of the truth.
Ephesians 4 25
Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak truth each one with his neighbor. For we are members one of another.
Wherefore, having put off falsehood, speak truth every one with his neighbour, because
we are members one of another.
Wherefore, putting away the lying, speak truth each with his neighbour, because
we are members one of another;
Ephesians 4 26
"Be angry, and don`t sin." Don`t let the sun go down on your wrath,
Be angry, and do not sin; let not the sun set upon your wrath,
be angry and do not sin; let not the sun go down upon your wrath,
Ephesians 4 27
neither give place to the devil.
neither give room for the devil.
neither give place to the devil;
Ephesians 4 28
Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need.
Let the stealer steal no more, but rather let him toil, working what is honest with [his]
hands, that he may have to distribute to him that has need.
whoso is stealing let him no more steal, but rather let him labour, working the
thing that is good with the hands, that he may have to impart to him having need.
Ephesians 4 29
Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if [there be] any good one for needful
edification, that it may give grace to those that hear [it].
Let no corrupt word out of your mouth go forth, but what is good unto the needful
building up, that it may give grace to the hearers;
Ephesians 4 30
Don`t grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed to the day of redemption.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which ye have been sealed for [the] day of
redemption.
and make not sorrowful the Holy Spirit of God, in which ye were sealed to a day of
redemption.
Ephesians 4 31
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice.
Let all bitterness, and heat of passion, and wrath, and clamour, and injurious language,
be removed from you, with all malice;
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put
away from you, with all malice,
Ephesians 4 32
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.
and be to one another kind, compassionate, forgiving one another, so as God also in
Christ has forgiven you.
and become one to another kind, tender-hearted, forgiving one another,
according as also God in Christ did forgive you.


 Study Questions

What are teachers to do in the church? 4:12
 

How should we treat one another? 4:32