11/8/13

From Ben Fronczek... Treasure Saved In Heaven Is a Better Deal


Treasure Saved In Heaven Is a Better Deal

Treasure In Heaven

Introduction: Please begin by clicking and and watching the following Video (Scrat’s Gone Nutty)

In Prov. 23:5 Solomon wrote

“Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings, and fly off to the sky like an eagle.” 

We may not be all consumed with acorns, but we have other things which we like to accumulate, and even hoard. There is even a TV show called ‘Hoarders.’  And people have so much stuff, they can’t fit it in their homes and have to go out and rent a storage unit to store their material posessions.

It is amazing the way greed and materialism can consume us.
 
–James Patterson and Peter Kin, in their book The Day America Told the Truth, reveal how far people in the United States would actually go for money. At first they asked people what they would you do for $10 million and then asked people if they would do the same for $5 million and then $2 million. After $2 million the percentages came down drastically. However for at least $2 million, people responded they would do the following things for money:
 
a. (25%) Would abandon their entire family for $2 million..
 
b. (23%) Would become prostitutes for a week or more
 
c. (16%) Would give up their American citizenship
 
d. (16%) Would leave their spouses
 
e. (10%) Would withhold testimony and let a murderer go free
 
f. (7%) Would kill a stranger
 
g. (3%) Would put their children up for adoption

Can you imagine that?  Jesus warns us in Luke 12:15 – 

“Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

And here in our text, in Mt. 6:19-21 Jesus said,  

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be  also.”

In our text today Jesus again raises the bar by telling His disciple that they should not be all consumed with treasures of this earth, but rather they should focus more on laying up treasure in heaven.
But how does one store up treasures in heaven?
 
–Bill Hybel’s lists three important we should deposits in our heavenly bank account:

#1 Worship (that is genuine heart-felt worship)
–“ Worship is never wasteful in the eyes of God. Every act of private and corporate worship is a deposit in your heavenly bank account.” He also adds, “Not only does worship move and delight the heart of God, it helps restore our perspective on what is truly valuable in this life.”

#2 Become Christ-like Character
–“The Bible clearly teaches us that if we want to lay up treasure in heaven, one of the best investment strategies is personal character development. We should make every attempt to strengthen our character in a way that honors God. Each time we do this, it is a deposit in our heavenly bank account.

In 1 Peter 3:8-9 he writes,

‘Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

Every time we choose love over hate, kindness over harshness, empathy over insensitivity, truth-telling over lying, forgiveness over grudge-bearing, a polite spirit over rudeness, silence over slander, wisdom over foolishness, purity over immorality, faith, or generosity over stinginess, we delight the heart of God and add to our heavenly portfolio.”

#3: Expressions of Generosity
Illustration: Mr. Baker, a wealthy Christian man gave away millions of dollars to kingdom ministries. During the depression he lost all of his wealth. When one critical reporter asked him if he regretted giving money to one Christian college he said, “Whatever I gave away to God I still possess for eternity.” That is the way giving to the Lord works, we give but we never lose – we only gain.
–“Every time we show an act of compassion, we build up our treasure in heaven. It might seem like a small act of kindness, but it counts! Others might look on and chuckle at our efforts. They might even say that we can’t make a difference. But Jesus calls us to express His love, kindness, and compassion to those in need. When we do, we are storing up treasures in heaven where rust can’t corrupt, moths can’t eat, and thieves can’t steal. It’s a great investment plan!”
Do you remember what Jesus told  His disciples who will enter the Kingdom of heaven?  

In Matthew 25 when He said,  
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’  And when those disciples asked when they did that for Him He told that that when they did those things for their fellow man it was like they were doing it for Him.”
I want to add one more deposit to that list – # 4: Leading others to Jesus Christ
When you get to heaven, what a joy it will be to see all of those with whom you shared the gospel. It might be your children, your friends, your neighbors, other relatives, even the lady who waited on your table at your favorite restaurant or the fellow behind the counter at the convenience store.
Won’t it be a grand time to hear: “I’m here because you shared your love of Christ with me.”

1 Pet. 1:4 calls our deposits  

“an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you…”

SO WHERE DO YOU FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION
 
In Mt. 6:22-23 Jesus said, 

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”

I think Jesus chose an interesting analogy—connecting materialism with the function of the eye.  – A “good” eye is a metaphor for how we look at life. –A “good” eye views life as an investment opportunity for heaven.
B. We need to focus on the light rather than the darkness, to set our vision toward Christ instead of material things.
 
–Heb. 12:2a  tells us to, 

“fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…”
 
1. In 2 Corinthians Paul says to focus on what will last. In 2 Cor. 4:18 he tell us to, ‘fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. 

For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.’
 
Isn’t that what Jesus was saying when He said that moths and rust destroy and thieves steal?

2. Whatever captures the attention of our eyes in time will magnetically draw us to it.  1 Jn. 2:15-17 –  

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” “ He goes on to say, “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”

In Mt. 6:24 Jesus goes on to teach  

“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”

Whatever owns or consumes your life is what you will serve. Are you like that about anything? Money? things? your business? Do you own it or does it own you?   Look at poor Scrat.
Someone once said: “Money is a wonderful servant, but a lousy master.”          I think we can say the same thing about a lot of things. Scrat could have said the same thing about acorns.
If you are serious about laying up treasures in heaven then it starts here on earth.  –Heavenly living begins here and is completed in heaven


CONCLUSION: A. Don’t misunderstand Christ’s words in our passage today.

1. His admonition is not about wealth; it is about greed and materialism.
– You can be on food stamps and be more sinful through your envy, jealousy,
covetousness and desire for material possessions than a millionaire who is generous and finds hope in God.

2. What is your priority? –Where is your heart?
Jesus said,  

“What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?”  (Matthew 16:26)

Dr. Raymond Ortlund, Jr. once wrote “Picture yourself standing with Jesus on the sidewalk of a commercial park somewhere here in town. He points to a building on one side of the street: ‘Don’t invest in that company — Earth, Inc. Their security system is inadequate. People are hacking into their computers. Their physical plant is aging. In fact, their site is condemned. But look over here on this side of the street — Heaven, Inc. Their assets are secure, backed up by the Lord of the universe. Their security is infallible and their performance impeccable. They have never lost one single dime. Every dollar invested with them has repaid big-time.”

Many procrastinate about putting money aside for their future, investing in their retirement. At least I have. My encouragement today is not to procrastinate about investing in the true riches we talked about today in this sermon. Invest in His eternal Kingdom each day and you will never be sorry!

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From Jim McGuiggan... Natural Theology in Romans 1?

Natural Theology in Romans 1?

 In Romans 1:16 Paul speaks of God's faithfulness as it comes to focus in Jesus Christ; but the background to God's faithfulness is human faithlessness (1:18-3:20). Romans 1:18-32 is a description of the moral darkness of the Gentile world and its condition under the judgement of God. He's describing Gentile unfaithfulness (and he will go on to describe Jewish unfaithfulness). Paul isn't making a rational argument, such as, design to Designer or creation to Creator. Nor is he saying that such an argument can successfully be made. That isn't his point—it has nothing to do with what he is working with. He isn't saying, "They could look at the heavens and reason from there and know that idolatry is abominable." To isolate 1:19-23 from the rest of that section is to confuse the issue.

These Gentiles suppressed (and suppress) truth. They suppress truth that God had made known to them (1:18-19). God had revealed himself as Creator and in their moral darkness the Gentiles suppressed that truth and turned to idolatry. What a piece of nonsense it was too, Paul indicates, since from the very beginning the creation proclaimed God's everlasting power and divinity—animals indeed (1:20-25)!

Given revealed truth, those that worship sticks and stones and crawling things and even people (yes!) defy the very heavens above them and the earth beneath them. Such people are inexcusable.

Their behaviour was not inexcusable because there was "natural theology" available. Their inexcusable behaviour included the immorality and unrighteousness that characterised them. These people knew the moral law of God (1:32) and they knew that those who behaved as they behaved deserved God's judgement. You can't—via unaided reason—come up with the moral strictures in this chapter. These Gentiles didn't learn the essential content of the Torah by inferring things from creation (see 2:12-14).

Some non-believers would like to think that we can establish moral law independent of special revelation but others more forthright (though inconsistent in practice) agree with Russell, Flew, Sartre, Kaufmann and others who say that moral law is a question of preference buttressed by prudence and self-interest.

Some believers become impatient when the issue of moral authority and content is raised. "Look, everybody knows it's wrong to 'steal' or 'murder' or such." And how do they know? "They just know!" But that's not good enough! I think we make a serious mistake when he minimise our dependence on special revelation.
But does Paul not say that the works of the flesh "are obvious" (Galatians 5:19-21)? Yes he did; but this is a man who has been taught by God and he's speaking to people who have committed to God in Jesus Christ. To such people we can generalise and say the evils that rise from our inner evil "are obvious". But they aren't "obvious" to all. [It hardly needs saying that even Christians have to be instructed about what is evil ("Do you not know…?" or "Are you ignorant?" and such phrases).] The truth about God's moral/ethical requirements are taught and from the foundational truths other truths are learned by extension. For those called by the gospel the situation is even more specific since their ethical response is to be modelled on the life (Jesus) that has been revealed to them.

This much is clear, the Gentile world of which Paul spoke knew God's righteous decree and knew how God felt about flagrant and impenitent perversion and ungodliness (Romans 1:32). Look at the long (but not exhaustive) list of vileness—this is part of what Paul had in mind when he said they were inexcusable (2:1). These weren't things they could deduce from the design of the human eye or celestial mechanics.

The central thrust of the above can be exposed as inadequate if we can make an "unaided reason" argument stick. Maybe someone will frame the argument without leaning on scripture; that would do it.


©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 Mark Copeland... Paul As A Minister (Colossians 1:24-29)

                     "THE EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS"

                      Paul As A Minister (1:24-29)

INTRODUCTION

1. At this point in his epistle, Paul provides some insight into how he
   viewed his work as a minister of the gospel of Christ - Col 1:24-29

2. This passage can be of value to both:
   a. Preachers of the gospel, in giving them insight as to how they
      view themselves and the work they are to perform
   b. All Christians...
      1) First, to give them a better understanding of the work of a
         minister and what to expect from them
      2) And second, since all Christians are to imitate the example of
         Paul (1Co 11:1), to learn those attitudes we should have
         toward our brethren whether we serve as "full-time" (i.e.,
         fully-supported) ministers or not

[With that in mind, we notice first of all that...]

I. PAUL TOOK GREAT JOY IN SUFFERING FOR HIS BRETHREN (24)

   A. PAUL HAD SUFFERED GREATLY THROUGHOUT HIS MINISTRY...
      1. As he outlined in his second epistle to the Corinthians - 2 Co 11:23-29
      2. In this, he was not much different the rest of the apostles 
         - 1Co 4:9-13

   B. YET, IF THIS SUFFERING WAS FOR THE SAKE OF CHRIST AND HIS
      BRETHREN, PAUL WAS GLAD!
      1. As he said, "I now rejoice in my sufferings for you" - Col 1:24
      2. He expressed the same thoughts to the Philippians - Php 2:17-18
      3. Remember, at the very time he wrote both of these epistles he
         was suffering as a prisoner at Rome in service to Christ and to
         them!

   C. WHY WAS PAUL SO JOYFULLY WILLING TO SUFFER?
      1. One reason is given in this passage:  "to fill up in my flesh
         what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of
         His body, which is the church."
         a. This is not to suggest that there was anything lacking in
            the atoning value of Christ's sacrifice! - cf. Col 2:14; He 10:12,14
         b. The following quotation I have found helpful:  "We should
            bear in mind that although Christ by means of the
            afflictions which he endured rendered complete satisfaction
            to God, so that Paul is able to glory in nothing but the
            cross (Ga 6:14), the enemies of Christ were not satisfied!
            They hated Jesus with insatiable hatred, and wanted to add
            to his afflictions.  But since he is no longer physically
            present on earth, their arrows, which are meant especially
            for him, strike his followers.  It is in that sense that
            all true believers are in his stead supplying what, as the
            enemies see it, is lacking in the afflictions which Jesus
            endured.  Christ's afflictions overflow toward us."
            (Hendrickson, New Testament Commentary, Exposition of
            Colossians and Philemon, p. 87)
         c. Passages offered in support of this interpretation are Mt 10:25; Mk 13:13; Jn 15:18-21; Ac 9:4,5; 2Co 1:5,10; Ga 6:17; Php 3:10; Re 12:13
      2. Paul gives another reason elsewhere he suffered joyfully for
         his brethren:  for the same reason parents joyfully suffer for
         their children! - 2Co 12:14-15
         a. Children are the parents' "pride and joy", and the parents
            will gladly sacrifice for their children!
         b. So Paul viewed his brethren - 1Th 2:19-20; Php 4:1

   D. DO WE IMITATE PAUL IN THIS REGARD?
      1. Not only are we willing to share in the afflictions of Christ,
         but are we willing to suffer gladly for our brethren?
      2. Do we consider our brethren as a source of great joy and pride?
      3. Are we willing to joyfully expend time, energy, even "blood,
         sweat and tears" in serving them? - cf. 1Jn 3:16
      4. Can we truthfully say "yes" if we...
         a. Won't make the effort to assemble with them every 
            opportunity that is available?
         b. Won't try to encourage them when they are weak in the faith,
            or admonish them when they stray from the faith?
         c. Aren't willing to love them, to patiently endure them, to
            quickly forgive them, even when they offend and sin against
            us?

[Let the example of Paul be our model, for in reality he was simply 
following the example of Christ (cf. 2Co 8:9).

Next, we notice that...]

II. PAUL CONSIDERED HIMSELF A SERVANT AND A STEWARD (25-27)

   A. HIS VIEW OF HIMSELF WAS REALLY QUITE A HUMBLE ONE...
      1. The word "minister" is diakonos {dee-ak'-on-os}, and means
         "one who executes the commands of another, esp. of a master; a
         servant, attendant, minister"
      2. This is exactly how Paul viewed himself and other preachers 
         - 1Co 3:5-7
      3. How different from views held today by some preachers and their
         brethren, who exalt preachers above their brethren!
      4. In particular, Paul considered himself a servant...
         a. Of the church - Col 1:24-25
         b. Of Jesus Christ - Php 1:1
         c. Of the gospel - Ep 3:6-7

   B. AS A SERVANT, HE CONSIDERED HIMSELF A "STEWARD"...
      1. He had received a "stewardship" (KJV, dispensation) from God
         a. The word used is oikonomia {oy-kon-om-ee'-ah}
         b. It means "the management of a household or of household
            affairs; specifically,the management, oversight,
            administration, of other's property"
      2. He had been entrusted with the gospel of Jesus Christ!
         a. Which is called in this passage a "mystery", for it had been
            hidden for ages
         b. But has now been revealed to His saints (Col 1:26), indeed
            to all nations (Ro 16:25-26)!
         c. What is this "mystery"?  To paraphrase Paul:  "It is Christ
            in you (the Gentiles), the hope of glory" - Col 1:27
      3. Paul considered it his duty as a "steward" to faithfully share
         that gospel to the nations  - cf. Ep 3:8-9; 1Co 4:2

   C. HOW ABOUT US?
      1. Do we consider ourselves "servants"?  We should! - cf. Mk 10:42-45
      2. Do we serve one another?  We should! - Ga 5:13
      3. Do we consider ourselves "stewards" of the gospel?
         a. That we have been entrusted with the riches of the gospel?
         b. That to be faithful we must share them with others?

[Whether or not WE view ourselves this way, it is how GOD views us, and 
we will be judged by how we have served as stewards (cf. Mt 25:14-30).

The third and final point we can glean from our text is that...]

III. PAUL HAD PRIMARILY ONE GOAL IN LIFE (28-29)

   A. WHICH WAS:  TO PRESENT EVERY MAN PERFECT IN CHRIST!
      1. He was not out just to preach, just to make converts
      2. He wanted to make mature disciples, who had become complete in
         Christ

   B. TO ACCOMPLISH HIS GOAL, HE USED EVERY APPROPRIATE MEANS...
      1. He preached Jesus Christ!
         a. He proclaimed the good news of Jesus Christ
         b. His life, His teachings, His death, His resurrection
         -- Only by so presenting Christ to the man, can a preacher hope
            to present the man to Christ as complete and mature - cf. 
            2Co 3:18
      2. He warned when necessary!
         a. His preaching was both positive and negative!
         b. Yes, there is a place for "negative preaching"
            1) Cf. The Ten Commandments; also, the "reproof" and
               "correction" mentioned in 2Ti 3:16
            2) Negative preaching serves as "restraining rails" on the
               strait and narrow path to life!
         c. Of course, it must be properly balanced with positive
            preaching
            1) Otherwise, we will simply bounce around and get hung up
               on the "restraining rails", never making progress in our
               journey
            2) Positive preaching will assure that we keep progressing
               on the right track!
      3. He "taught" as well as "preached"!
         a. He did not limit himself to the public forum
         b. He taught with private instruction as well - Ac 20:20
         c. To present every man "perfect in Christ Jesus", there is
            often a need for personal instruction that one does not find
            in the public assemblies of the church
         d. Of course, wisdom helps to determine when - Col 1:28
      4. He expended effort and emotion!
         a. He "labored" toward this one goal of his
         b. He "agonized" in doing so (the Greek word is agonizomai
            {ag-o-nid'-zom-ahee}, to endeavor with strenuous zeal,
            strive)
      5. He depended upon God in his labors!
         a. He realized that without God he was nothing, and could do
            nothing worth lasting - 1Co 15:10
         b. So he always looked to God for help in accomplishing his
            goal - 2Th 3:1; Col 4:3-4

CONCLUSION

1. In concluding this lesson, again I seek to make application by
   asking:
   a. Are we imitators of Paul?
   b. Are we concerned about whether or not our brethren and others are
      being presented "perfect in Christ"?
   c. Are we willing to expend the effort and the emotion necessary to
      reach this end?

2. If we will...
   a. View our ourselves as Paul viewed himself, as servants and
      stewards
   b. Consider our suffering for our brethren a great privilege and
      source of joy
   ...then I am convinced that we gladly devote ourselves to the same
      goal Paul had!

3. Let's think on these things, and consider what we can be doing to
   "present every man perfect in Christ Jesus"!

For those who have not been obedient to the gospel of Christ, perfection
in Christ begins with that first step of faith...

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011


From Gary... Bible Reading and Study November 8




Bible Reading and Study  



November 8


The World English Bible


Nov. 8
Isaiah 49-52

Isa 49:1 Listen, islands, to me; and listen, you peoples, from far: Yahweh has called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother has he made mention of my name:
Isa 49:2 and he has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand has he hid me: and he has made me a polished shaft; in his quiver has he kept me close:
Isa 49:3 and he said to me, "You are my servant; Israel, in whom I will be glorified."
Isa 49:4 But I said, "I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely the justice due to me is with Yahweh, and my reward with my God."
Isa 49:5 Now says Yahweh who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, and that Israel be gathered to him (for I am honorable in the eyes of Yahweh, and my God is become my strength);
Isa 49:6 yes, he says, "It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give you for a light to the nations, that you may be my salvation to the end of the earth."
Isa 49:7 Thus says Yahweh, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors, to a servant of rulers: "Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall worship; because of Yahweh who is faithful, even the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you."
Isa 49:8 Thus says Yahweh, "In an acceptable time have I answered you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you; and I will preserve you, and give you for a covenant of the people, to raise up the land, to make them inherit the desolate heritage:
Isa 49:9 saying to those who are bound, 'Come out!'; to those who are in darkness, 'Show yourselves!' "They shall feed in the ways, and on all bare heights shall be their pasture.
Isa 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun strike them: for he who has mercy on them will lead them, even by springs of water he will guide them.
Isa 49:11 I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.
Isa 49:12 Behold, these shall come from far; and behold, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim."
Isa 49:13 Sing, heavens; and be joyful, earth; and break forth into singing, mountains: for Yahweh has comforted his people, and will have compassion on his afflicted.
Isa 49:14 But Zion said, "Yahweh has forsaken me, and the Lord has forgotten me."
Isa 49:15 "Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, these may forget, yet I will not forget you!
Isa 49:16 Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.
Isa 49:17 Your children make haste; your destroyers and those who made you waste shall go forth from you.
Isa 49:18 Lift up your eyes all around, and see: all these gather themselves together, and come to you. As I live," says Yahweh, "you shall surely clothe you with them all as with an ornament, and gird yourself with them, like a bride.
Isa 49:19 "For, as for your waste and your desolate places, and your land that has been destroyed, surely now you shall be too small for the inhabitants, and those who swallowed you up shall be far away.
Isa 49:20 The children of your bereavement shall yet say in your ears, The place is too small for me; give place to me that I may dwell.
Isa 49:21 Then you will say in your heart, 'Who has conceived these for me, seeing I have been bereaved of my children, and am solitary, an exile, and wandering back and forth? Who has brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where were they?' "
Isa 49:22 Thus says the Lord Yahweh, "Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my banner to the peoples; and they shall bring your sons in their bosom, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders.
Isa 49:23 Kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am Yahweh; and those who wait for me shall not be disappointed."
Isa 49:24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives be delivered?
Isa 49:25 But thus says Yahweh, "Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children.
Isa 49:26 I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I, Yahweh, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."
Isa 50:1 Thus says Yahweh, "Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, with which I have put her away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities were you sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away.
Isa 50:2 Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it can't redeem? or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stink, because there is no water, and die for thirst.
Isa 50:3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering."
Isa 50:4 The Lord Yahweh has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with words him who is weary: he wakens morning by morning, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.
Isa 50:5 The Lord Yahweh has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward.
Isa 50:6 I gave my back to the strikers, and my cheeks to those who plucked off the hair; I didn't hide my face from shame and spitting.
Isa 50:7 For the Lord Yahweh will help me; therefore I have not been confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be disappointed.
Isa 50:8 He is near who justifies me; who will bring charges against me? Let us stand up together: who is my adversary? Let him come near to me.
Isa 50:9 Behold, the Lord Yahweh will help me; who is he who shall condemn me? Behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.
Isa 50:10 Who is among you who fears Yahweh, who obeys the voice of his servant? He who walks in darkness, and has no light, let him trust in the name of Yahweh, and rely on his God.
Isa 50:11 Behold, all you who kindle a fire, who gird yourselves about with firebrands; walk you in the flame of your fire, and among the brands that you have kindled. You shall have this of my hand; you shall lie down in sorrow.
Isa 51:1 "Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock whence you were cut, and to the hold of the pit whence you were dug.
Isa 51:2 Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.
Isa 51:3 For Yahweh has comforted Zion; he has comforted all her waste places, and has made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Yahweh; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Isa 51:4 "Attend to me, my people; and give ear to me, my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples.
Isa 51:5 My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and my arms shall judge the peoples; the islands shall wait for me, and on my arm shall they trust.
Isa 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment; and those who dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Isa 51:7 "Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; don't you fear the reproach of men, neither be you dismayed at their insults.
Isa 51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool; but my righteousness shall be forever, and my salvation to all generations."
Isa 51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, arm of Yahweh; awake, as in the days of old, the generations of ancient times. Isn't it you who did cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the monster?
Isa 51:10 Isn't it you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep; who made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?
Isa 51:11 The ransomed of Yahweh shall return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy shall be on their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isa 51:12 "I, even I, am he who comforts you: who are you, that you are afraid of man who shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass;
Isa 51:13 and have forgotten Yahweh your Maker, who stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and fear continually all the day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he makes ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
Isa 51:14 The captive exile shall speedily be freed; and he shall not die and go down into the pit, neither shall his bread fail.
Isa 51:15 For I am Yahweh your God, who stirs up the sea, so that its waves roar: Yahweh of Armies is his name.
Isa 51:16 I have put my words in your mouth, and have covered you in the shadow of my hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and tell Zion, 'You are my people.' "
Isa 51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, Jerusalem, that have drunk at the hand of Yahweh the cup of his wrath; you have drunken the bowl of the cup of staggering, and drained it.
Isa 51:18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she has brought forth; neither is there any who takes her by the hand among all the sons who she has brought up.
Isa 51:19 These two things have happened to you. Who will bemoan you? Desolation and destruction, and the famine and the sword; how shall I comfort you?
Isa 51:20 Your sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as an antelope in a net; they are full of the wrath of Yahweh, the rebuke of your God.
Isa 51:21 Therefore hear now this, you afflicted, and drunken, but now with wine:
Isa 51:22 Thus says your Lord Yahweh, and your God who pleads the cause of his people, "Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of staggering, even the bowl of the cup of my wrath; you shall no more drink it again:
Isa 51:23 and I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you, who have said to your soul, 'Bow down, that we may walk over you;' and you have laid your back as the ground, and as the street, to those who walk over."
Isa 52:1 Awake, awake, put on your strength, Zion; put on your beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.
Isa 52:2 Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit on your throne, Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, captive daughter of Zion.
Isa 52:3 For thus says Yahweh, "You were sold for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money."
Isa 52:4 For thus says the Lord Yahweh, "My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there: and the Assyrian has oppressed them without cause.
Isa 52:5 "Now therefore, what do I here," says Yahweh, "seeing that my people are taken away for nothing? those who rule over them mock," says Yahweh, "and my name continually all the day is blasphemed.
Isa 52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he who does speak; behold, it is I."
Isa 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
Isa 52:8 The voice of your watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when Yahweh returns to Zion.
Isa 52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem; for Yahweh has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.
Isa 52:10 Yahweh has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Isa 52:11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing; go you out of the midst of her; cleanse yourselves, you who bear the vessels of Yahweh.
Isa 52:12 For you shall not go out in haste, neither shall you go by flight: for Yahweh will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rearward.
Isa 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high.
Isa 52:14 Like as many were astonished at you (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men),
Isa 52:15 so shall he sprinkle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they understand.


 
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Isaiah


Isaiah 49 1
Listen, isles, to me; and listen, you peoples, from far: Yahweh has called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother has he made mention of my name:
Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye peoples from afar. Jehovah hath called me from
the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
Hearken, O isles, unto me, And attend, O peoples, from afar, Jehovah from the
womb hath called me, From the bowels of my mother He hath made mention of my
name.
Isaiah 49 2
and he has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand has he hid me: and he has made me a polished shaft; in his quiver has he kept me close:
And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword, he hath concealed me under the shadow
of his hand, and he hath made me a polished shaft: in his quiver hath he hidden me.
And he maketh my mouth as a sharp sword, In the shadow of His hand He hath hid
me, And He maketh me for a clear arrow, In His quiver He hath hid me.
Isaiah 49 3
and he said to me, You are my servant; Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
And he said unto me, Thou art my servant, Israel, in whom I will glorify myself.
And He saith to me, `My servant Thou art, O Israel, In whom I beautify Myself.`
Isaiah 49 4
But I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely the justice [due] to me is with Yahweh, and my recompense with my God.
-- And I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and in vain;
nevertheless my judgment is with Jehovah, and my work with my God.
And I said, `For a vain thing I laboured, For emptiness and vanity my power I
consumed, But my judgment [is] with Jehovah, And my wage with my God.
Isaiah 49 5
Now says Yahweh who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, and that Israel be gathered to him (for I am honorable in the eyes of Yahweh, and my God is become my strength);
And now, saith Jehovah, that formed me from the womb to be his servant, that I should
bring Jacob again to him; (though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorified in the
eyes of Jehovah, and my God shall be my strength;)
And now, said Jehovah, who is forming me from the belly for a servant to Him, To
bring back Jacob unto Him, (Though Israel is not gathered, Yet I am honoured in
the eyes of Jehovah, And my God hath been my strength.)
Isaiah 49 6
yes, he says, It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give you for a light to the Gentiles, that you may be my salvation to the end of the earth.
-- and he saith, It is a small thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes
of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel; I have even given thee for a light of the
nations, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
And He saith, `It hath been a light thing That thou art to Me for a servant To raise
up the tribes of Jacob, And the preserved of Israel to bring back, And I have given
thee for a light of nations, To be My salvation unto the end of the earth.`
Isaiah 49 7
Thus says Yahweh, the Redeemer of Israel, [and] his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors, to a servant of rulers: Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall worship; because of Yahweh who is faithful, [even] the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.
Thus saith Jehovah, the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to
him whom the nation abhorreth, to the servant of rulers: Kings shall see and arise,
princes, and they shall worship, because of Jehovah who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel,
who hath chosen thee.
Thus said Jehovah, Redeemer of Israel, His Holy One, To the despised in soul, To the
abominated of a nation, To the servant of rulers: `Kings see, and have risen,
princes, and worship, For the sake of Jehovah, who is faithful, The Holy of Israel,
and He chooseth thee.`
Isaiah 49 8
Thus says Yahweh, In an acceptable time have I answered you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you; and I will preserve you, and give you for a covenant of the people, to raise up the land, to make them inherit the desolate heritage:
Thus saith Jehovah: In a time of acceptance have I answered thee, and in the day of
salvation have I helped thee; and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the
people, to establish the land, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
Thus said Jehovah: `In a time of good pleasure I answered thee, And in a day of
salvation I helped thee, And I keep thee, and give thee, For a covenant of the
people, To establish the earth, To cause to inherit desolate inheritances.
Isaiah 49 9
saying to those who are bound, Go forth; to those who are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and on all bare heights shall be their pasture.
saying to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They
shall feed in the ways, and their pasture shall be on all bare hills.
To say to the bound, Go out, To those in darkness, Be uncovered. On the ways they
feed, And in all high places is their pasture.
Isaiah 49 10
They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun strike them: for he who has
mercy on them will lead them, even by springs of water will he guide them.
They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor sun smite them; for he that
hath mercy on them will lead them, and by the springs of water will he guide them.
They do not hunger, nor thirst, Nor smite them doth mirage and sun, For He who
is pitying them doth lead them, And by fountains of waters doth tend them.
Isaiah 49 11
I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.
And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be raised up.
And I have made all My mountains for a way, And My highways are lifted up.
Isaiah 49 12
Behold, these shall come from far; and, behold, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
Behold, these shall come from afar; and behold, these from the north and from the west;
and these from the land of Sinim.
Lo, these from afar come in, And lo, these from the north, and from the sea, And
these from the land of Sinim.
Isaiah 49 13
Sing, heavens; and be joyful, earth; and break forth into singing, mountains: for Yahweh has comforted his people, and will have compassion on his afflicted.
Shout, ye heavens; and be joyful, thou earth; and break forth into singing, ye mountains:
for Jehovah hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted ones.
Sing, O heavens, and joy, O earth, And break forth, O mountains, with singing, For
comforted hath Jehovah His people, And His afflicted ones He doth pity.
Isaiah 49 14
But Zion said, Yahweh has forsaken me, and the Lord has forgotten me.
But Zion said, Jehovah hath forsaken me, and the Lord hath forgotten me.
And Zion saith, `Jehovah hath forsaken me, And my Lord hath forgotten me.`
Isaiah 49 15
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yes, these may forget, yet I will not forget you.
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of
her womb? Even these forget, but I will not forget thee.
Forget doth a woman her suckling, The loved one -- the son of her womb? Yea,
these forget -- but I -- I forget not thee.
Isaiah 49 16
Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.
Lo, I have graven thee upon the palms of [my] hands; thy walls are continually before me.
Lo, on the palms of the hand I have graven thee, Thy walls [are] before Me continually.
Isaiah 49 17
Your children make haste; your destroyers and those who made you waste shall go forth from you.
Thy sons shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that laid thee waste shall go forth
from thee.
Hastened have those building thee, Those destroying thee, and laying thee waste,
go out from thee.
Isaiah 49 18
Lift up your eyes round about, and see: all these gather themselves together, and come to you. As
I live, says Yahweh, you shall surely clothe you with them all as with an ornament, and gird
yourself with them, like a bride.
Lift up thine eyes round about and behold: they all gather themselves together, they
come to thee. As I live, saith Jehovah, thou shalt indeed clothe thee with them all as with
an ornament, and bind them on as a bride doth.
Lift up round about thine eyes and see, All of them have been gathered, They have
come to thee. I live, an affirmation of Jehovah! Surely all of them as an ornament
thou puttest on, And thou bindest them on like a bride.
Isaiah 49 19
For, as for your waste and your desolate places, and your land that has been destroyed, surely
now shall you be too strait for the inhabitants, and those who swallowed you up shall be far away.
For [in] thy waste and thy desolate places, and thy destroyed land, thou shalt even now be
too straitened by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far
away.
Because thy wastes, and thy desolate places, And the land of thy ruins, Surely now
are straitened because of inhabitants, And far off have been those consuming thee.
Isaiah 49 20
The children of your bereavement shall yet say in your ears, The place is too strait for me; give place to me that I may dwell.
The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place is too narrow for
me: make room for me, that I may dwell.
Again do the sons of thy bereavement say in thine ears: `The place is too strait for
me, Come nigh to me -- and I dwell.`
Isaiah 49 21
Then shall you say in your heart, Who has conceived these for me, seeing I have been bereaved of my children, and am solitary, an exile, and wandering back and forth? and who has brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where were they?
And thou shalt say in thy heart, Who hath borne me these, seeing I had lost my children
and was desolate, an exile, and driven about? and who hath brought up these? behold, I
was left alone; these, where were they?
And thou hast said in thy heart: `Who hath begotten for me -- these? And I
bereaved and gloomy, A captive, and turned aside, And these -- who hath
nourished? Lo, I -- I was left by myself, these -- whence [are] they?
Isaiah 49 22
Thus says the Lord Yahweh, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my ensign to the peoples; and they shall bring your sons in their bosom, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders.
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my
banner to the peoples; and they shall bring thy sons in [their] bosom, and thy daughters
shall be carried upon the shoulder.
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: `Lo, I lift up unto nations My hand, And unto peoples I
raise up Mine ensign, And they have brought thy sons in the bosom, And thy
daughters on the shoulder are carried.
Isaiah 49 23
Kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow
down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am Yahweh; and those who wait for me shall not be put to shame.
And kings shall be thy nursing-fathers, and their princesses thy nursing-mothers: they
shall bow down to thee with the face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet.
And thou shalt know that I [am] Jehovah; for they shall not be ashamed who wait on me.
And kings have been thy nursing fathers, And their princesses thy nursing
mothers; Face to the earth -- they bow down to thee, And the dust of thy feet they
lick up, And thou hast known that I [am] Jehovah, That those expecting Me are not
ashamed.
Isaiah 49 24
Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives be delivered?
Shall the prey be taken from the mighty? and shall he that is rightfully captive be
delivered?
Is prey taken from the mighty? And the captive of the righteous delivered?
Isaiah 49 25
But thus says Yahweh, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children.
For thus saith Jehovah: Even the captive of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey
of the terrible shall be delivered; and I will strive with him that striveth with thee, and
I will save thy children.
For thus said Jehovah: Even the captive of the mighty is taken, And the prey of the
terrible is delivered, And with thy striver I strive, and thy sons I save.
Isaiah 49 26
I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I, Yahweh, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken
with their own blood, as with new wine. And all flesh shall know that I, Jehovah, [am] thy
Saviour and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
And I have caused thine oppressors to eat their own flesh, And as new wine they
drink their own blood, And known have all flesh that I, Jehovah, Thy saviour, and
thy redeemer, [Am] the Mighty One of Jacob!`
Isaiah 50 1
Thus says Yahweh, Where is the bill of your mother`s divorce, with which I have put her  away?
or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities were you
sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away.
Thus saith Jehovah: Where is the bill of your mother`s divorce, whom I have put away? or
which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, through your iniquities
have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
Thus said Jehovah: `Where [is] this -- the bill of your mother`s divorce, Whom I
sent away? Or to which of My creditors have I sold you? Lo, for your iniquities ye
have been sold, And for your transgressions Hath your mother been sent away.
Isaiah 50 2
Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand
shortened at all, that it can`t redeem? or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stink, because there is no water, and die for thirst.
Wherefore did I come, and there was no man? I called, and there was none to answer? Is
my hand at all shortened that I cannot redeem, or have I no power to deliver? behold, at
my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make rivers a wilderness; their fish stink because there is
no water, and die for thirst.
Wherefore have I come, and there is no one? I called, and there is none answering,
Hath My hand been at all short of redemption? And is there not in me power to
deliver? Lo, by My rebuke I dry up a sea, I make rivers a wilderness, Their fish
stinketh, for there is no water, And dieth with thirst.
Isaiah 50 3
I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
I clothe the heavens [with] blackness, And sackcloth I make their covering.
Isaiah 50 4
The Lord Yahweh has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to
sustain with words him who is weary: he wakens morning by morning, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.
The Lord Jehovah hath given me the tongue of the instructed, that I should know how to
succour by a word him that is weary. He wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth
mine ear to hear as the instructed.
The Lord Jehovah hath given to me The tongue of taught ones, To know to aid the
weary [by] a word, He waketh morning by morning, He waketh for me an ear to
hear as taught ones.
Isaiah 50 5
The Lord Yahweh has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward.
The Lord Jehovah hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not away back.
The Lord Jehovah opened for me the ear, And I rebelled not -- backward I moved
not.
Isaiah 50 6
I gave my back to the strikers, and my cheeks to those who plucked off the hair; I didn`t hide my face from shame and spitting.
I gave my back to smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my
face from shame and spitting.
My back I have given to those smiting, And my cheeks to those plucking out, My
face I hid not from shame and spitting.
Isaiah 50 7
For the Lord Yahweh will help me; therefore I have not been confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.
But the Lord Jehovah will help me: therefore shall I not be confounded; therefore have I
set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
And the Lord Jehovah giveth help to me, Therefore I have not been ashamed,
Therefore I have set my face as a flint, And I know that I am not ashamed.
Isaiah 50 8
He is near who justifies me; who will bring charges against me? Let us stand up together: who is my adversary? Let him come near to me.
He is near that justifieth me: who will contend with me? let us stand together; who is
mine adverse party? let him draw near unto me.
Near [is] He who is justifying me, Who doth contend with me? We stand together,
who [is] mine opponent? Let him come nigh unto me.
Isaiah 50 9
Behold, the Lord Yahweh will help me; who is he who shall condemn me? Behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.
Behold, the Lord Jehovah will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? Behold, they all
shall grow old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
Lo, the Lord Jehovah giveth help to me, Who [is] he that declareth me wicked? Lo,
all of them as a garment wear out, A moth doth eat them.
Isaiah 50 10
Who is among you who fears Yahweh, who obeys the voice of his servant? He who walks in
darkness, and has no light, let him trust in the name of Yahweh, and rely on his God.
Who is among you that feareth Jehovah, that hearkeneth to the voice of his servant? he
that walketh in darkness, and hath no light, -- let him confide in the name of Jehovah,
and stay himself upon his God.
Who [is] among you, fearing Jehovah, Hearkening to the voice of His servant, That
hath walked in dark places, And there is no brightness for him? Let him trust in
the name of Jehovah, And lean upon his God.
Isaiah 50 11
Behold, all you who kindle a fire, who gird yourselves about with firebrands; walk you in the flame of your fire, and among the brands that you have kindled. This shall you have of my hand; you shall lie down in sorrow.
Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the
light of your fire, and among the sparks [that] ye have kindled. This shall ye have of my
hand: ye shall lie down in sorrow.
Lo, all ye kindling a fire, girding on sparks, Walk ye in the light of your fire, And
in the sparks ye have caused to burn, From my hand hath this been to you, In grief
ye lie down!
Isaiah 51 1
Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock whence you were hewn, and to the hold of the pit whence you were dug.
Hearken unto me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek Jehovah: look unto the
rock [whence] ye were hewn, and to the hole of the pit [whence] ye were digged.
Hearken unto Me, ye pursuing righteousness, Seeking Jehovah, Look attentively
unto the rock -- ye have been hewn, And unto the hole of the pit -- ye have been
digged.
Isaiah 51 2
Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.
Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bore you; for I called him when he
was alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him.
Look attentively unto Abraham your father, And unto Sarah -- she bringeth you
forth, For -- one -- I have called him, And I bless him, and multiply him.
Isaiah 51 3
For Yahweh has comforted Zion; he has comforted all her waste places, and has made her
wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Yahweh; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
For Jehovah shall comfort Zion, he shall comfort all her waste places; and he will make
her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Jehovah: gladness and joy
shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of song.
For Jehovah hath comforted Zion, He hath comforted all her wastes, And He setteth
her wilderness as Eden, And her desert as a garden of Jehovah, Joy, yea, gladness is
found in her, Confession, and the voice of song.
Isaiah 51 4
Attend to me, my people; and give ear to me, my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples.
Listen unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, my nation: for a law shall proceed from
me, and I will establish my judgment for a light of the peoples.
Attend unto Me, O My people, And, O My nation, unto Me give ear. For a law from
Me goeth out, And My judgment to the light, Peoples I do cause to rest.
Isaiah 51 5
My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and my arms shall judge the peoples; the isles shall wait for me, and on my arm shall they trust.
My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the
peoples: the isles shall wait for me, and in mine arm shall they trust.
Near [is] My righteousness, Gone out hath My salvation and Mine arms, Peoples
they judge, on Me isles do wait, Yea, on Mine arm they do wait with hope.
Isaiah 51 6
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment; and those who dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: for the heavens shall
vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall grow old like a garment, and they that dwell
therein shall die in like manner; but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness
shall not be abolished.
Lift ye up to the heavens your eyes, And look attentively unto the earth beneath,
For the heavens as smoke have vanished, And the earth as a garment weareth out,
And its inhabitants as gnats do die, And My salvation is to the age, And My
righteousness is not broken.
Isaiah 51 7
Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; don`t you fear the reproach of men, neither be you dismayed at their insults.
Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear
not the reproach of men, and be not afraid of their revilings.
Hearken unto Me, ye who know righteousness, A people, in whose heart [is] My
law, Fear ye not the reproach of men, And for their reviling be not affrighted,
Isaiah 51 8
For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool; but my righteousness shall be forever, and my salvation to all generations.
For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool; but
my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
For as a garment eat them doth a moth, And as wool eat them doth a worm, And My
righteousness is to the age, And My salvation to all generations.
Isaiah 51 9
Awake, awake, put on strength, arm of Yahweh; awake, as in the days of old, the generations of ancient times. Isn`t it you who did cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the monster?
Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of Jehovah; awake, as in the days of old, [as in] the
generations of passed ages. Is it not thou that hath hewn Rahab in pieces, [and] pierced
the monster?
Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of Jehovah, Awake, as [in] days of old,
generations of the ages, Art not Thou it that is hewing down Rahab, Piercing a
dragon!
Isaiah 51 10
Isn`t it you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep; who made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?
Is it not thou that dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep; that made the depths of
the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?
Art not Thou it that is drying up a sea, Waters of a great deep? That hath made
deep places of a sea A way for the passing of the redeemed?
Isaiah 51 11
The ransomed of Yahweh shall return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy shall be on their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy; [and] sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
So the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come to Zion with singing; and everlasting
joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy; sorrow and sighing shall
flee away.
And the ransomed of Jehovah turn back, And they have come to Zion with singing,
And joy age-during [is] on their head, Gladness and joy they attain, Fled away have
sorrow and sighing,
Isaiah 51 12
I, even I, am he who comforts you: who are you, that you are afraid of man who shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass;
I, [even] I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou fearest a man that shall die,
and the son of man that shall become as grass;
I -- I [am] He -- your comforter, Who [art] thou -- and thou art afraid of man? he
dieth! And of the son of man -- grass he is made!
Isaiah 51 13
and have forgotten Yahweh your Maker, who stretched forth the heavens, and laid the
foundations of the earth; and fear continually all the day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he makes ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
and forgettest Jehovah thy Maker, who hath stretched out the heavens, and laid the
foundations of the earth; and thou art afraid continually all the day because of the fury of
the oppressor, when he prepareth to destroy? And where is the fury of the oppressor?
And thou dost forget Jehovah thy maker, Who is stretching out the heavens, and
founding earth, And thou dost fear continually all the day, Because of the fury of
the oppressor, As he hath prepared to destroy. And where [is] the fury of the
oppressor?
Isaiah 51 14
The captive exile shall speedily be loosed; and he shall not die [and go down] into the pit,
neither shall his bread fail.
He that is bowed down shall speedily be loosed, and he shall not die in the pit, nor shall
his bread fail.
Hastened hath a wanderer to be loosed, And he doth not die at the pit, And his
bread is not lacking.
Isaiah 51 15
For I am Yahweh your God, who stirs up the sea, so that the waves of it roar: Yahweh of Hosts is his name.
And I am Jehovah thy God, who raiseth the sea, so that its waves roar: Jehovah of hosts is
his name.
And I [am] Jehovah thy God, Quieting the sea, when its billows roar, Jehovah of
Hosts [is] His name.
Isaiah 51 16
I have put my words in your mouth, and have covered you in the shadow of my hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and tell Zion, You are my people.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and covered thee with the shadow of my hand, to
plant the heavens, and to lay the foundations of the earth, and to say unto Zion, Thou art
my people.
And I put My words in thy mouth, And with the shadow of My hand have covered
thee, To plant the heavens, and to found earth, And to say to Zion, `My people [art]
thou.`
Isaiah 51 17
Awake, awake, stand up, Jerusalem, that have drunk at the hand of Yahweh the cup of his wrath; you have drunken the bowl of the cup of staggering, and drained it.
Arouse thyself, arouse thyself, stand up, Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of
Jehovah the cup of his fury. Thou hast drunk, hast drained out the goblet-cup of
bewilderment:
Stir thyself, stir thyself, rise, Jerusalem, Who hast drunk from the hand of Jehovah
The cup of His fury, The goblet, the cup of trembling, thou hast drunk, Thou hast
wrung out.
Isaiah 51 18
There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she has brought forth; neither is there any who takes her by the hand among all the sons who she has brought up.
-- there is none to guide her among all the children that she hath brought forth; neither
is there any to take her by the hand of all the children that she hath brought up.
There is not a leader to her Out of all the sons she hath borne, And there is none
laying hold on her hand Out of all the sons she hath nourished.
Isaiah 51 19
These two things are befallen you, who shall bemoan you? desolation and destruction, and the famine and the sword; how shall I comfort you?
These two [things] are come unto thee; who will bemoan thee? -- desolation and
destruction, and famine and sword: how shall I comfort thee?
These two are meeting thee, who is moved for thee? Spoiling and destruction --
Famine and sword, who -- I comfort thee?
Isaiah 51 20
Your sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as an antelope in a net; they are full of the wrath of Yahweh, the rebuke of your God.
Thy children have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as an oryx in a net: they
are full of the fury of Jehovah, the rebuke of thy God.
Thy sons have been wrapt up, they have lain down, At the head of all out places, as
a wild ox [in] a net, They are full of the fury of Jehovah, The rebuke of Thy God.
Isaiah 51 21
Therefore hear now this, you afflicted, and drunken, but now with wine:
Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
Therefore, hear, I pray thee, this, O afflicted and drunken one, and not with wine,
Isaiah 51 22
Thus says your Lord Yahweh, and your God who pleads the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of staggering, even the bowl of the cup of my wrath; you shall no more drink it again:
thus saith thy Lord, Jehovah, and thy God, who pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I
take out of thy hand the cup of bewilderment, the goblet-cup of my fury; thou shalt no
more drink it again:
Thus said thy Lord Jehovah, and thy God, He pleadeth [for] his people: `Lo, I have
taken out of thy hand the cup of trembling, The goblet, the cup of My fury, Thou
dost not add to drink it any more.
Isaiah 51 23
and I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you, who have said to your soul, Bow down, that we may go over; and you have laid your back as the ground, and as the street, to those who go over.
and I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; who have said to thy soul, Bow
down, that we may go over; and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street to
them that went over.
And I have put it into the hand of those afflicting thee, Who have said to thy soul,
Bow down, and we pass over, And thou makest as the earth thy body, And as the
street to those passing by!`
Isaiah 52 1
Awake, awake, put on your strength, Zion; put on your beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.
Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the
holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the
unclean.
Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion, Put on the garments of thy beauty,
Jerusalem -- the Holy City; For enter no more into thee again, Do the
uncircumcised and unclean.
Isaiah 52 2
Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit [on your throne], Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, captive daughter of Zion.
Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit down, Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy
neck, captive daughter of Zion.
Shake thyself from dust, arise, sit, O Jerusalem, Bands of thy neck have loosed
themselves, O captive, daughter of Zion.
Isaiah 52 3
For thus says Yahweh, You were sold for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money.
For thus saith Jehovah: Ye have sold yourselves for nought, and ye shall be redeemed
without money.
For thus said Jehovah: `For nought ye have been sold, And not by money are ye
redeemed.`
Isaiah 52 4
For thus says the Lord Yahweh, My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there: and the Assyrian has oppressed them without cause.
For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn
there, and Assyria oppressed them without cause;
For thus said the Lord Jehovah: `To Egypt My people went down at first to sojourn
there, And Asshur -- for nought he hath oppressed it.
Isaiah 52 5
Now therefore, what do I here, says Yahweh, seeing that my people is taken away for nothing? those who rule over them do howl, says Yahweh, and my name continually all the day is blasphemed.
and now, what have I here, saith Jehovah, that my people hath been taken away for
nought? They that rule over them make them to howl, saith Jehovah; and continually all
the day is my name scorned.
And now, what -- to Me here, An affirmation of Jehovah, That taken is My people
for nought? Its rulers cause howling, -- an affirmation of Jehovah, And continually
all the day My name is despised.
Isaiah 52 6
Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore [they shall know] in that day that I am he who does speak; behold, it is I.
Therefore my people shall know my name; therefore [they shall know] in that day that I
[am] HE, that saith, Here am I.
Therefore doth My people know My name, Therefore, in that day, Surely I [am] He
who is speaking, behold Me.`
Isaiah 52 7
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns!
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that announceth glad tidings, that
publisheth peace; that announceth glad tidings of good, that publisheth salvation, that
saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
How comely on the mountains, Have been the feet of one proclaiming tidings,
Sounding peace, proclaiming good tidings, Sounding salvation, Saying to Zion,
`Reigned hath thy God.`
Isaiah 52 8
The voice of your watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when Yahweh returns to Zion.
-- The voice of thy watchmen, they lift up the voice, they sing aloud together; for they
shall see eye to eye, when Jehovah shall bring again Zion.
The voice of thy watchmen! They have lifted up the voice, together they cry aloud,
Because eye to eye they see, in Jehovah`s turning back [to] Zion.
Isaiah 52 9
Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem; for Yahweh has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.
Break forth, sing aloud together, waste places of Jerusalem; for Jehovah comforteth his
people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
Break forth, sing together, O wastes of Jerusalem, For Jehovah hath comforted His
people, He hath redeemed Jerusalem.
Isaiah 52 10
Yahweh has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Jehovah hath made bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations; and all the ends of the
earth shall see the salvation of our God.
Jehovah hath made bare His holy arm Before the eyes of all the nations, And seen
have all the ends of the earth, The salvation of our God.
Isaiah 52 11
Depart you, depart you, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing; go you out of the midst of her; cleanse yourselves, you who bear the vessels of Yahweh.
-- Depart, depart, go out from thence, touch not what is unclean; go out of the midst of
her, be ye clean, that bear the vessels of Jehovah.
Turn aside, turn aside, go out thence, The unclean touch not, go out from her
midst, Be ye pure, who are bearing the weapons of Jehovah.
Isaiah 52 12
For you shall not go out in haste, neither shall you go by flight: for Yahweh will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rearward.
For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight; for Jehovah will go before you, and the
God of Israel will be your rear-guard.
For not in haste do ye go out, Yea, with flight ye go not on, For going before you
[is] Jehovah, And gathering you [is] the God of Israel!
Isaiah 52 13
Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high.
Behold, my servant shall deal prudently; he shall be exalted and be lifted up, and be very
high.
Lo, My servant doth act wisely, He is high, and hath been lifted up, And hath been
very high.
Isaiah 52 14
Like as many were astonished at you (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men),
As many were astonished at thee -- his visage was so marred more than any man, and his
form more than the children of men
As astonished at thee have been many, (So marred by man his appearance, And his
form by sons of men.)
Isaiah 52 15
so shall he sprinkle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they understand.
-- so shall he astonish many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for what had
not been told them shall they see, and what they had not heard shall they consider.
So doth he sprinkle many nations. Concerning him kings shut their mouth, For
that which was not recounted to them they have seen, And that which they had
not heard they have understood!


Study Questions

What shall all flesh know? 49:26
 
How do the first three verses of chapter fifty show God's ability to save the lost sinner?
 
Where does the tongue of the learned come from? 50:4-8
 
What will remain? 516b, 8
 
To whom will the "cup of my fury" be given to? 51:22, 23

Name two things those bringing good tidings proclaim? 52:7
 
The comfort of the LORD is? 52:9
 
Who is the "He"? Isa. 53:1 with 52:13-15


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Nov. 8
2 Timothy 2

2Ti 2:1 You therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2Ti 2:2 The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.
2Ti 2:3 You therefore must endure hardship, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
2Ti 2:4 No soldier on duty entangles himself in the affairs of life, that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.
2Ti 2:5 Also, if anyone competes in athletics, he isn't crowned unless he has competed by the rules.
2Ti 2:6 The farmers who labor must be the first to get a share of the crops.
2Ti 2:7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.
2Ti 2:8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my Good News,
2Ti 2:9 in which I suffer hardship to the point of chains as a criminal. But God's word isn't chained.
2Ti 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the chosen ones' sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
2Ti 2:11 This saying is faithful: "For if we died with him, we will also live with him.
2Ti 2:12 If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he also will deny us.
2Ti 2:13 If we are faithless, he remains faithful. He can't deny himself."
2Ti 2:14 Remind them of these things, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they don't argue about words, to no profit, to the subverting of those who hear.
2Ti 2:15 Give diligence to present yourself approved by God, a workman who doesn't need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth.
2Ti 2:16 But shun empty chatter, for they will proceed further in ungodliness,
2Ti 2:17 and their word will consume like gangrene, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
2Ti 2:18 men who have erred concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past, and overthrowing the faith of some.
2Ti 2:19 However God's firm foundation stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Let every one who names the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness."
2Ti 2:20 Now in a large house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay. Some are for honor, and some for dishonor.
2Ti 2:21 If anyone therefore purges himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, and suitable for the master's use, prepared for every good work.
2Ti 2:22 Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2Ti 2:23 But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife.
2Ti 2:24 The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient,
2Ti 2:25 in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,
2Ti 2:26 and they may recover themselves out of the devil's snare, having been taken captive by him to his will.

 
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2 Timothy

2 Timothy 2 1
You therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Thou therefore, my child, be strong in the grace which [is] in Christ Jesus.
Thou, therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that [is] in Christ Jesus,
2 Timothy 2 2
The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.
And the things thou hast heard of me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to
faithful men, such as shall be competent to instruct others also.
and the things that thou didst hear from me through many witnesses, these
things be committing to stedfast men, who shall be sufficient also others to teach;
2 Timothy 2 3
You therefore must endure hardship, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
Take thy share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
thou, therefore, suffer evil as a good soldier of Jesus Christ;
2 Timothy 2 4
No soldier on service entangles himself in the affairs of life, that he may please him who
enrolled him as a soldier.
No one going as a soldier entangles himself with the affairs of life, that he may please
him who has enlisted him as a soldier.
no one serving as a soldier did entangle himself with the affairs of life, that him
who did enlist him he may please;
2 Timothy 2 5
If also a man competes in the games, he is not crowned, unless he has competed by the rules.
And if also any one contend [in the games], he is not crowned unless he contend lawfully.
and if also any one may strive, he is not crowned, except he may strive lawfully;
2 Timothy 2 6
The farmers who labor must be the first to get a share of the crops.
The husbandman must labour before partaking of the fruits.
the labouring husbandman it behoveth first of the fruits to partake;
2 Timothy 2 7
Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.
Think of what I say, for the Lord will give thee understanding in all things.
be considering what things I say, for the Lord give to thee understanding in all
things.
2 Timothy 2 8
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel,
Remember Jesus Christ raised from among [the] dead, of [the] seed of David, according to
my glad tidings,
Remember Jesus Christ, raised out of the dead, of the seed of David, according to
my good news,
2 Timothy 2 9
in which I suffer hardship to bonds, as a criminal. But God`s word isn`t bound.
in which I suffer even unto bonds as an evil-doer: but the word of God is not bound.
in which I suffer evil -- unto bonds, as an evil-doer, but the word of God hath not
been bound;
2 Timothy 2 10
Therefore I endure all things for the elect`s sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
For this cause I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that *they* also may obtain the
salvation which [is] in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
because of this all things do I endure, because of the choice ones, that they also
salvation may obtain that [is] in Christ Jesus, with glory age-during.
2 Timothy 2 11
This saying is faithful: For if we died with him, we will also live with him.
The word [is] faithful; for if we have died together with [him], we shall also live together;
Stedfast [is] the word: For if we died together -- we also shall live together;
2 Timothy 2 12
If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we will deny him, he also will deny us.
if we endure, we shall also reign together; if we deny, *he* also will deny us;
if we do endure together -- we shall also reign together; if we deny [him], he also
shall deny us;
2 Timothy 2 13
If we are faithless, he remains faithful -- he can`t deny himself.
if we are unfaithful, *he* abides faithful, for he cannot deny himself.
if we are not stedfast, he remaineth stedfast; to deny himself he is not able.
2 Timothy 2 14
Remind them of these things, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they don`t argue
about words, to no profit, to the subverting of those who hear.
Of these things put in remembrance, testifying earnestly before the Lord not to have
disputes of words, profitable for nothing, to the subversion of the hearers.
These things remind [them] of, testifying fully before the Lord -- not to strive
about words to nothing profitable, but to the subversion of those hearing;
2 Timothy 2 15
Give diligence to present yourself approved by God, a workman who doesn`t need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth.
Strive diligently to present thyself approved to God, a workman that has not to be
ashamed, cutting in a straight line the word of truth.
be diligent to present thyself approved to God -- a workman irreproachable,
rightly dividing the word of the truth;
2 Timothy 2 16
But shun empty chatter, for they will proceed further in ungodliness,
But profane, vain babblings shun, for they will advance to greater impiety,
and the profane vain talkings stand aloof from, for to more impiety they will advance,
2 Timothy 2 17
and their word will consume like gangrene, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
and their word will spread as a gangrene; of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
and their word as a gangrene will have pasture, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus,
2 Timothy 2 18
men who have erred concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past, and
overthrowing the faith of some.
[men] who as to the truth have gone astray, saying that the resurrection has taken place
already; and overthrow the faith of some.
who concerning the truth did swerve, saying the rising again to have already
been, and do overthrow the faith of some;
2 Timothy 2 19
However God`s firm foundation stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Let every one who names the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness."
Yet the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, [The] Lord knows those that are
his; and, Let every one who names the name of [the] Lord withdraw from iniquity.
sure, nevertheless, hath the foundation of God stood, having this seal, `The Lord
hath known those who are His,` and `Let him depart from unrighteousness -- every
one who is naming the name of Christ.`
2 Timothy 2 20
Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay.
Some are for honor, and some for dishonor.
But in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also wooden and
earthen; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
And in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of
wood and of earth, and some to honour, and some to dishonour:
2 Timothy 2 21
If a man therefore purges himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, and
suitable for the master`s use, prepared for every good work.
If therefore one shall have purified himself from these, [in separating himself from
them], he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified, serviceable to the Master, prepared for
every good work.
if, then, any one may cleanse himself from these, he shall be a vessel to honour,
sanctified and profitable to the master -- to every good work having been
prepared,
2 Timothy 2 22
Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
But youthful lusts flee, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those that call
upon the Lord out of a pure heart.
and the youthful lusts flee thou, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with
those calling upon the Lord out of a pure heart;
2 Timothy 2 23
But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife.
But foolish and senseless questionings avoid, knowing that they beget contentions.
and the foolish and uninstructed questions be avoiding, having known that they
beget strife,
2 Timothy 2 24
The Lord`s servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient,
And a bondman of [the] Lord ought not to contend, but be gentle towards all; apt to teach;
forbearing;
and a servant of the Lord it behoveth not to strive, but to be gentle unto all, apt to
teach, patient under evil,
2 Timothy 2 25
in gentleness correcting those who oppose him; if perhaps God may give them repentance to the knowledge of the truth,
in meekness setting right those who oppose, if God perhaps may sometime give them
repentance to acknowledgment of [the] truth,
in meekness instructing those opposing -- if perhaps God may give to them
repentance to an acknowledging of the truth,
2 Timothy 2 26
and they may recover themselves out of the devil`s snare, having been taken captive by him to his will.
and that they may awake up out of the snare of the devil, [who are] taken by him, for *his*
will.
and they may awake out of the devil`s snare, having been caught by him at his will.


Study Questions
 The word of God is..   2:9