11/23/13

From Ben Fronczek... Our FATHER

Our FATHER

1 Peter 1:17 – 2:3    Our FATHER    by Ben Fronczek
A story is told of a young orphan boy who moved into another family’s home.  Since he never had a father figure in his life before, he asked the man of the house if he could be his father and call him Dad. The nice man explained to the boy that it was ok with him as long as he didn’t mind the responsibilities of being called his son.

It is more than a name it is a position. That title says you are giving someone authority over your life. That’s why I didn’t want my kids calling me Ben, but rather, dad, daddy, or father.

In Peter  1:17-19, Peter writes,  

17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”

Sometimes when I study different Bible verses I like to reword them. It helps me understand them a little better. For example when I rework the words here it says this:  ‘Since you were redeemed with the precious blood of Jesus, the lamb without defect, and since you call on the Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time here as foreigners in reverent fear.’
Someone by the name of  By John R. Wayland wrote what I believe is a good explanation of this passage. Here it is…
 “We have the amazing privilege of calling the God of the universe our “Father.”   We are in this fantastic Father/child relationship with Him only because He was willing to pay a huge price in order to bring us into His family. To live in reverent fear of Him means we do not take any of this for granted.
Keeping in mind the huge price the Father paid to have us in His family, let’s live our lives in such a way as to honor Him. Keep in mind that He’s our Father! As His children, we are to stay away from anything that would displease Him. I am convinced that we will do that as a result of living a life of reverent fear.”  By John R. Wayland | Mon, 21 May 2007

As Peter continues on here in his letter encouraging and i
Closing Question:
How far is God’s Love and His promises going to carry you?
Will they carry you beyond your hardships, beyond your personal grief and pain?
Will His promises empower you to make needed changes in your life?
Will they be the very source of strength in your life? I hope so. I hope that God’s love and promises carry you beyond this life and into the next with God Himself telling you, ‘Well done good and faithful servant.’
nstructing those early Christians, he has some practical things to add. In the first lesson one Peter makes a special point or reminding them that of God’s grace and salvation.  He also reminds them of the hope we have as Christians; the fact that God has promised the faithful Christian an inheritance that can never perish spoil or fade. It is a place in that unseen realm where angels tread and where the all faithful who ever walked this earth will be blessed with an existence of perpetual love,  majesty and a sense of security. That is what we should all be looking forward to, and the reality of that hope should empower us and give us strength when times get hard.

And in the last lesson we saw that Peter let’s his readers know that with such blessings come responsibilities. We are to do our best to get our heads screwed on right, be self controlled,and do our best to live a holy life because our new Lord is holy and call us to that life style.
In our text today we see that Peter not only continues to remind them of how blessed they are and what responsibilities we have as Christians, he also brings to light a few more interesting facts. So let’s look these  lessons now:

#1 – Our God is not a distant celestial being who just watches from afar, rather He is our Father.  When Peter and the other disciples saw Jesus praying, and  John the Baptist and his disciple praying they asked Jesus to teach them how to pray.  (John 11:1-4)
And what did Jesus teach? He taught them to approach and pray to God as ‘Our Father who art in heaven.’   Never before had God, the Lord of the universe, been revealed in such an intimate manner as Jesus revealed Him. He is not anything like the mythical God’s of the Romans, Greeks or Babylonians, nor like the god of any other people. God is a life giving and caring father, and we can approach Him as such.

I personally believe if one wants to understand why we are here, and who God is, for me I need to look at who God is in this light. He is our Father, we are His children. He brought us into being into this universe for the same reason we want to have children; in Ephesians Paul says, it’s for His pleasure (Eph 1:5).  And Iike us, I also believe He wants us to love, honor and obey Him because we truly want to; because we love Him. Like a loving dad He even forgives us when we mess up. Just think of the Parable of the Prodigal son. It’s a parable more about the God’s fatherly love than about a son’s  mistakes. (Luke 15)

# 2 – Peter lets his readers know that Father God judges each person’s work impartially. Since we are all his children, He loves us all equally. He is not going to favor the doctor, or brain surgeon over a hired farm hand.

He is not going to give the kings, presidents, or any other ruler preferred treatment over anyone else. It doesn’t matter if we are black, white, yellow or red. It doesn’t matter what race or family we were born into. We are all his children. And in the end those differences will not matter, but He will look at what we’ve done with our life.
In Luke 19 starting with verse 12 Jesus tells an interesting parable about a noble giving his servants some money to see how well they invested it. Well after he leaves them he is appointed king over all the land and when he returns he calls those servant to him to see how faithful they were with his money. The first man turned his share into ten more and as a reward he was given 10 cities to rule over. The second man made five more share with the share given to him by his master and so he was rewarded with charge over 5 cities. But the last man did not do anything with his master share. That one share was take away from him and given to the one who had ten and then the man was punished .  Luke 19:12-27 and Matthew 25:14-30
Many commentator suggest that this parable teaches that faithful service now in our earthly life will result in blessed positions of authority later. Let me ask you this; do you think when you get to heaven all you are going to do is just sit around, play a harp forever? I think not. Yes I believe we will spend time getting to know God better and worshipping Him.  And we will spend some quality time with angels and our brothers and sister in our new home, but I personally don’t believe that God created us to be eternal beings just to exist like bumps on a log.
No, we are not told what we will be doing in that plain of existence, in Heaven; maybe we just can’t understand it all now. There must be a reason why God created us in His own image. But what we do know is that those who have shown themselves to be faithful here will be given a proportionate measure of authority there.  Let your imaginations run away with that!

# 3 – Peter also reminds them and us that we that this world is not our permanent home.  
The NIV  says that we should 

live in reverent fear as you live your lives as strangers here.’    

The NLT translate verse 17 as

you must live in reverent fear of Him during your time as “foreigners in the land.” 

The NAS version says to, 

“conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;”  

 As Peter has told us already, this world is not our permanent dwelling place, it is not our REAL home and we should not live our life like it is.
In the reading by John Hayward, he said, “To live in reverent fear of Him means we do not take any of this for granted.” I like what he said here!
What Father God has done for us is just too important and too precious to take those things for granted.
Regarding people who accept Jesus as Lord and then turn back to a sinful life, in Peters second letter he writes,

20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. 21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. 22 Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud.”

I don’t think you can get any more graphic than that. The point is that we need stand our ground and hang in there because the blessing outweigh any benefit that we could receive in giving up.

 #4 – So in verse 1:22 – 2:1:3 Peter gives some practical advice on how to live.  Read 1:22-2:3
  1.  Love one another deeply from the heart  vs. 22. Now we are not talking about a superficial love here. Peter encourages Christians to start loving one another deeply from the heart. The Greek word implies earnestly or with intensity.  That’s a bond that will support you through trials and temptations. That’s a bond where we will find ourselves spending time with and encourage our brother and sister in Christ.
  2. And the next thing Peter tells us is to clean up our act; to get rid some bad habits and start craving something new. 
Read 2:1-3   

“Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”


Closing Question:

How far is God’s Love and His promises going to carry you?

Will they carry you beyond your hardships, beyond your personal grief and pain?

Will His promises empower you to make needed changes in your life?

Will they be the very source of strength in your life? I hope so. 

I hope that God’s love and promises carry you beyond this life and into the next with God Himself telling you, ‘Well done good and faithful servant.’

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From Jim McGuiggan... The Cross & God's Righteousness

The Cross & God's Righteousness

The NIV of Romans 3:25b says God set Jesus forth as an atoning sacrifice and that "He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins done beforehand unpunished." The NRSV says, "He had passed over the sins previously committed."

In this text it's clear that the cross not only saves us—it saves God! If the world in general and Israel in particular were as evil as Paul said they were in 1:18—3:20 how can it be that the holy God didn't utterly obliterate it? If Paul had told the truth about humanity's sin then God must have been soft on sin all those centuries. As Godet would have it, there existed a "four thousand year scandal." It would appear from the text that whatever else we aren't sure about, we can be sure that sin wasn't adequately dealt with until God dealt with it in Jesus and the cross. It isn't necessary to adopt a penal substitution theory of atonement to see that in the text. It isn't necessary to claim that Christ had to bear the full quota of punishment for sin if forgiveness were to be made possible. It's clearly Paul's point that God's righteousness was not proved in this ultimate sense until the cross of Christ.

The translation of paresis as "left unpunished" doesn't make sense to me in light of the Old Testament record that tells us about the flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Korah rebellion and the exile. I don't see how "pass over" makes a lot of sense either in light of Noah's flood and Romans 1:24, 26 and 28.

It appears to be true that the word paresis is a weak word to use if Paul was speaking of forgiveness but it can be used for the remission (of taxes, 1 Maccabees 11:34) and the verb form for the remission of debts and other obligations (Arndt & Gingrich, 626). So maybe he intends to say sins were "remitted" (as in the KJV) but uses a weaker word for the process.

But why would he choose a weaker word and avoid the stronger words (aphesis and aphiemi)? Maybe he did it not to deny full remission in the Old Testament but to stress that the atoning sacrifices by which forgiveness was gained were only provisional and shadowy. The Hebrew writer who knew full well that forgiveness was gained via atonement in the Old Testament still insisted in 10:4 that the blood of animals couldn't take away sin. And despite the fact that we're expressly told repeatedly that if ancient worshippers offered sacrifices "their sins shall be forgiven" (Leviticus 4:14-15,20,26,31,35; 5:5,10 as examples from many) the Hebrew writer still says (9:15) that Christ's sacrifice redeemed from transgressions that were under the first covenant. So while forgiveness was genuine (compare Romans 4:7) and it was mediated most often by sacrifices (Hebrews 9:18-22) there was still a sense that sin had not adequately been dealt with via the sacrificial system. Maybe this is why Paul used the weaker word, to suggest this rather than develop it. He contrasted the openness of Christ's sacrifice as over against the hiddenness of the Yom Kippur sacrifices. Perhaps he's also contrasting the fully satisfying atoning sacrifice via Christ as over against the provisional means in the Old Testament. If this has merit then he could be saying that the pre-Christ sacrifices dealt with sin but didn't fully deal with them though they mediated forgiveness to the worshippers.

It's vital that we remember that no punishment of sins can possibly reveal in fullness the righteousness of God. Retribution is only one "weapon" in God's armory in his all-out war against sin. His full purpose is redemption and salvation and not simply punishment. (I've extracted this from my little book "The Dragon Slayer," pages 133-34.)

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

From Mark Copeland... The Sins Of The Jews (1 Thessalonians 2:14-16)


               "THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS"

                    The Sins Of The Jews (2:14-16)

INTRODUCTION


1. In our text, Paul reveals how the Thessalonians suffered persecution
   - 1Th 2:14
   a. It was at the hand of their own countrymen - cf. Ac 17:5-10
   b. In this they were imitators of the churches in Judea, who were 
      also persecuted by their countrymen - Ac 8:1; 12:1-4

2. Mentioning the Judaean persecution, Paul lists the sins of the Jews
   - 1Th 2:15-16
   a. This passage might be construed by some as anti-Semitic
   b. But it really isn't, for it comes from the heart of one who 
      loved his Jewish brethren - cf. Ro 9:1-5; 10:1-2

[A careful consideration of these verses and related passages can
provide food for thought, especially regarding the grace of God, His
longsuffering, and the danger of despising it.  Let's begin our
consideration by looking more closely at what this passage says
about...]

I. THE SINS OF THE JEWS

   A. THEY KILLED THE LORD JESUS...
      1. Which Peter was not hesitant to proclaim - Ac 2:23,36; 3:
         14-15; 4:10; 5:30
      2. Those who were personally involved accepted responsibility for
         this act - Mt 27:25

   B. THEY KILLED THEIR OWN PROPHETS...
      1. They killed prophets in the days of Elijah - 1Ki 19:10
      2. They killed prophets, including Zechariah, despite the reforms 
         of Jehoida the priest - 2Ch 24:14-21
      3. As summarized by Ezra, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, and Stephen - Neh 9:26; Jer 2:30; Ac 7:52

   C. THEY PERSECUTED THE APOSTLES...
      1. In Jerusalem the apostles had been beaten and threatened
      2. Ultimately there was the death of James, and the imprisonment 
         of Peter - Ac 12:1-5
      3. Paul had been persecuted in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra - Ac 13:50; 14:1-6,19 
      4. He had been run out of Thessalonica and Berea by the Jews - Ac17:5-10,13-14

   D. THEY DID NOT PLEASE GOD...
      1. As rebuked by Moses in the wilderness - Deut 9:7
      2. As described by God to His prophet Ezekiel - Ezek 2:3
      
   E. THEY WERE CONTRARY TO ALL MEN...
      1. Tacitus describes them as "cherishing hatred against all 
         others"
      2. Juvenal says "They would not even point out the way to any one
         except of the same religion; nor, being asked, guide any to a
         fountain except the circumcised."
      3. Diodorus Sicuhs describes them as "those alone among all the
         nations who were unwilling to have any intermingling with any 
         other nation, and who regarded all others as enemies"
      -- As quoted by Barnes in his commentary on 1Th 2:15

   F. FORBIDDING THEM TO SPEAK TO THE GENTILES...
      1. As happened at Antioch of Pisidia - Ac 13:42-51
      2. The idea that Gentiles could now be included among God's 
         people was abhorrent to many Jews, as indicated by their 
         reaction in Ac 22:21-22
      3. Even some Jewish Christians demanded that Gentiles had to be
         circumcised and keep the Law of Moses in order to be saved 
         - Ac 15:5

[In this manner the Jews as a nation of people had been filling up the
measure of their sins, and the fullness of God's wrath was about to
come upon them (perhaps the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD - cf. Mt
23:29-39).  

Now it is important to stress that these were not the words of an anti-
Semite.  Paul loved his brethren in the flesh (Ro 9:1-5; 10:1-4).  They
are simply facts of history, given objectively by a Jew who himself had
been guilty of the same things!  Consider how Paul described
himself...]

II. THE SINS OF ONE JEW (PAUL)

   A. HE HAD BEEN A BLASPHEMER...
      1. Prior to his conversion - 1Ti 1:12-13
      2. Compelling even others to blaspheme the name of Christ - Ac 26:9-11     

   B. HE HAD BEEN A PERSECUTOR...
      1. Wreaking havoc of the church - Ac 8:3; 9:1-2; 26:9-10
      2. An indication of his zeal for his Jewish faith - Php 3:6

   C. HE HAD BEEN AN INSOLENT MAN...
      1. "a violent aggressor" (NASB), "injurious" (KJV) - 1Ti 1:13
      2. "It does not mean merely doing injury, but refers rather to 
         the manner or spirit in which it is done. It is a word of 
         intenser signification than either the word 'blasphemer,' or
         'persecutor,' and means that what he did was done with a 
         proud, haughty, insolent spirit. There was wicked and 
         malicious violence, an arrogance and spirit of tyranny in what
         he did, which greatly aggravated the wrong that was done."
         (Barnes)

CONCLUSION

1. So what is the point?  Certainly Paul was not anti-Semitic...
   a. What he says was not true of all Jews
      1) Many had become Christians (e.g., the apostles, Paul himself)
      2) There were churches "in Judea" - cf. 1Th 2:14
   b. Any Jew who came to Christ would be "grafted" back in - cf. Ro 11:23-24
   c. The Gentiles as a group were not much better - cf. Ro 1:18-32

2. But there are important lessons to be learned...
   a. The danger of even God's chosen people falling away - He 3:12-4:2
   b. The wonderful grace of God for those willing to repent
      1) As seen in the life of Paul - 1Ti 1:12-16
      2) As still extended to the Jews - Ro 11:1-5,23
   c. The wrath of God coming upon those who refuse His grace - cf. Ro 2:4-11
      1) To those who obey not the gospel - 1Pe 4:17; 2Th 1:7-9
      2) To those who persist in sin - He 10:26-31

As we are therefore reminded of how some of the Jews fell from grace,
may it serve to caution us not to receive God's grace in vain:

   "We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to
   receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: `In an acceptable
   time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped
   you.' Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of 
   salvation."  (2Co 6:1-2)

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study November 23



Bible Reading and Study  


November 23


The World English Bible


Nov. 23
Jeremiah 42-45

Jer 42:1 Then all the captains of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least even to the greatest, came near,
Jer 42:2 and said to Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we pray you, our supplication be presented before you, and pray for us to Yahweh your God, even for all this remnant; for we are left but a few of many, as your eyes do see us:
Jer 42:3 that Yahweh your God may show us the way in which we should walk, and the thing that we should do.
Jer 42:4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray to Yahweh your God according to your words; and it shall happen that whatever thing Yahweh shall answer you, I will declare it to you; I will keep nothing back from you.
Jer 42:5 Then they said to Jeremiah, Yahweh be a true and faithful witness among us, if we don't do according to all the word with which Yahweh your God shall send you to us.
Jer 42:6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of Yahweh our God, to whom we send you; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of Yahweh our God.
Jer 42:7 It happened after ten days, that the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah.
Jer 42:8 Then called he Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were with him, and all the people from the least even to the greatest,
Jer 42:9 and said to them, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your supplication before him:
Jer 42:10 If you will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up; for I grieve over the distress that I have brought on you.
Jer 42:11 Don't be afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid; don't be afraid of him, says Yahweh: for I am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand.
Jer 42:12 I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy on you, and cause you to return to your own land.
Jer 42:13 But if you say, We will not dwell in this land; so that you don't obey the voice of Yahweh your God,
Jer 42:14 saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:
Jer 42:15 now therefore hear you the word of Yahweh, O remnant of Judah: Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, If you indeed set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;
Jer 42:16 then it shall happen, that the sword, which you fear, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt; and the famine, about which you are afraid, shall follow hard after you there in Egypt; and there you shall die.
Jer 42:17 So shall it be with all the men who set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there: they shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence; and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring on them.
Jer 42:18 For thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: As my anger and my wrath has been poured forth on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so shall my wrath be poured forth on you, when you shall enter into Egypt; and you shall be an object of horror, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and you shall see this place no more.
Jer 42:19 Yahweh has spoken concerning you, remnant of Judah, Don't you go into Egypt: know certainly that I have testified to you this day.
Jer 42:20 For you have dealt deceitfully against your own souls; for you sent me to Yahweh your God, saying, Pray for us to Yahweh our God; and according to all that Yahweh our God shall say, so declare to us, and we will do it:
Jer 42:21 and I have this day declared it to you; but you have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh your God in anything for which he has sent me to you.
Jer 42:22 Now therefore know certainly that you shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the place where you desire to go to sojourn there.
Jer 43:1 It happened that, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking to all the people all the words of Yahweh their God, with which Yahweh their God had sent him to them, even all these words,
Jer 43:2 then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, You speak falsely: Yahweh our God has not sent you to say, You shall not go into Egypt to sojourn there;
Jer 43:3 but Baruch the son of Neriah sets you on against us, to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans, that they may put us to death, and carry us away captive to Babylon.
Jer 43:4 So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, didn't obey the voice of Yahweh, to dwell in the land of Judah.
Jer 43:5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, who were returned from all the nations where they had been driven, to sojourn in the land of Judah;
Jer 43:6 the men, and the women, and the children, and the king's daughters, and every person who Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan; and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah;
Jer 43:7 and they came into the land of Egypt; for they didn't obey the voice of Yahweh: and they came to Tahpanhes.
Jer 43:8 Then came the word of Yahweh to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
Jer 43:9 Take great stones in your hand, and hide them in mortar in the brick work, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah;
Jer 43:10 and tell them, Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will set his throne on these stones that I have hidden; and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them.
Jer 43:11 He shall come, and shall strike the land of Egypt; such as are for death shall be given to death, and such as are for captivity to captivity, and such as are for the sword to the sword.
Jer 43:12 I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captive: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd puts on his garment; and he shall go forth from there in peace.
Jer 43:13 He shall also break the pillars of Beth Shemesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of Egypt shall he burn with fire.
Jer 44:1 The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews who lived in the land of Egypt, who lived at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Memphis, and in the country of Pathros, saying,
Jer 44:2 Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: You have seen all the evil that I have brought on Jerusalem, and on all the cities of Judah; and behold, this day they are a desolation, and no man dwells therein,
Jer 44:3 because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, that they didn't know, neither they, nor you, nor your fathers.
Jer 44:4 However I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Oh, don't do this abominable thing that I hate.
Jer 44:5 But they didn't listen, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense to other gods.
Jer 44:6 Therefore my wrath and my anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as it is this day.
Jer 44:7 Therefore now thus says Yahweh, the God of Armies, the God of Israel: Why commit you this great evil against your own souls, to cut off from you man and woman, infant and suckling, out of the midst of Judah, to leave you none remaining;
Jer 44:8 in that you provoke me to anger with the works of your hands, burning incense to other gods in the land of Egypt, where you are gone to sojourn; that you may be cut off, and that you may be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
Jer 44:9 Have you forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, and the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, and your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives which they committed in the land of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem?
Jer 44:10 They are not humbled even to this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you and before your fathers.
Jer 44:11 Therefore thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, even to cut off all Judah.
Jer 44:12 I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed; in the land of Egypt shall they fall; they shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine; they shall die, from the least even to the greatest, by the sword and by the famine; and they shall be an object of horror, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.
Jer 44:13 For I will punish those who dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence;
Jer 44:14 so that none of the remnant of Judah, who have gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or be left, to return into the land of Judah, to which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return save such as shall escape.
Jer 44:15 Then all the men who knew that their wives burned incense to other gods, and all the women who stood by, a great assembly, even all the people who lived in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
Jer 44:16 As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of Yahweh, we will not listen to you.
Jer 44:17 But we will certainly perform every word that is gone forth out of our mouth, to burn incense to the queen of the sky, and to pour out drink offerings to her, as we have done, we and our fathers, our kings and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then had we plenty of food, and were well, and saw no evil.
Jer 44:18 But since we left off burning incense to the queen of the sky, and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.
Jer 44:19 When we burned incense to the queen of the sky, and poured out drink offerings to her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings to her, without our husbands?
Jer 44:20 Then Jeremiah said to all the people, to the men, and to the women, even to all the people who had given him an answer, saying,
Jer 44:21 The incense that you burned in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, you and your fathers, your kings and your princes, and the people of the land, didn't Yahweh remember them, and didn't it come into his mind?
Jer 44:22 so that Yahweh could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which you have committed; therefore is your land become a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without inhabitant, as it is this day.
Jer 44:23 Because you have burned incense, and because you have sinned against Yahweh, and have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened to you, as it is this day.
Jer 44:24 Moreover Jeremiah said to all the people, and to all the women, Hear the word of Yahweh, all Judah who are in the land of Egypt:
Jer 44:25 Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, saying, You and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and with your hands have fulfilled it, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of the sky, and to pour out drink offerings to her: establish then your vows, and perform your vows.
Jer 44:26 Therefore hear the word of Yahweh, all Judah who dwell in the land of Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by my great name, says Yahweh, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, As the Lord Yahweh lives.
Jer 44:27 Behold, I watch over them for evil, and not for good; and all the men of Judah who are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
Jer 44:28 Those who escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, few in number; and all the remnant of Judah, who have gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose word shall stand, mine, or theirs.
Jer 44:29 This shall be the sign to you, says Yahweh, that I will punish you in this place, that you may know that my words shall surely stand against you for evil:
Jer 44:30 Thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will give Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of those who seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, who was his enemy, and sought his life.



 
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Jeremiah
 
Jeremiah 42 1
Then all the captains of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least even to the greatest, came near,
And all the captains of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of
Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least even to the greatest,
And they come nigh -- all the heads of the forces, and Johanan son of Kareah, and
Jezaniah son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least even unto the greatest --
Jeremiah 42 2
and said to Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we pray you, our supplication be presented before you, and pray for us to Yahweh your God, even for all this remnant; for we are left but a few of many, as your eyes do see us:
came near and said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech thee, our supplication
come before thee, and pray for us unto Jehovah thy God, for all this remnant (for we are
left a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us);
and they say unto Jeremiah the prophet, `Let, we pray thee, our supplication fall
before thee, and pray for us unto Jehovah thy God, for all this remnant; for we have
been left a few out of many, as thine eyes do see us;
Jeremiah 42 3
that Yahweh your God may show us the way in which we should walk, and the thing that we should do.
that Jehovah thy God may shew us the way wherein we should walk, and the thing that we should do.
and Jehovah thy God doth declare to us the way in which we walk, and the thing
that we do.`
Jeremiah 42 4
Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray to Yahweh your God according to your words; and it shall happen that whatever thing Yahweh shall answer you, I will declare it to you; I will keep nothing back from you.
And Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I have heard; behold, I will pray unto Jehovah
your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass [that] whatsoever thing
Jehovah shall answer you, I will declare it unto you: I will keep nothing back from you.
And Jeremiah the prophet saith unto them, `I have heard: lo, I am praying unto Jehovah your God according to your words, and it hath come to pass, the whole word that Jehovah answereth you, I declare to you -- I do not withhold from you a word.`
Jeremiah 42 5
Then they said to Jeremiah, Yahweh be a true and faithful witness among us, if we don`t do according to all the word with which Yahweh your God shall send you to us.
And they said to Jeremiah, Jehovah be a true and faithful witness amongst us, if we do not even according to all the word for which Jehovah thy God shall send thee to us.
And they have said to Jeremiah, `Jehovah is against us for a witness true and
faithful, if -- according to all the word with which Jehovah thy God doth send thee
unto us -- we do not so.
Jeremiah 42 6
Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of Yahweh our God, to whom we send you; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of Yahweh our God.
Whether it be good or whether it be evil, we will hearken unto the voice of Jehovah our
God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us when we hearken unto the voice of Jehovah our God.
Whether good or evil, to the voice of Jehovah our God, to whom we are sending
thee, we do hearken; because it is good for us when we hearken to the voice of
Jehovah our God.`
Jeremiah 42 7
It happened after ten days, that the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah.
And it came to pass at the end of ten days, that the word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah.
And it cometh to pass, at the end of ten days, that there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah,
Jeremiah 42 8
Then called he Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were with him, and all the people from the least even to the greatest,
And he called Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with
him, and all the people from the least even unto the greatest,
and he calleth unto Johanan son of Kareah, and unto all the heads of the forces that
[are] with him, and to all the people, from the least even unto the greatest,
Jeremiah 42 9
and said to them, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your supplication before him:
and said unto them, Thus saith Jehovah the God of Israel, to whom ye sent me to present
your supplication before him:
and he saith unto them, `Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, unto whom ye sent me, to
cause your supplication to fall before Him:
Jeremiah 42 10
If you will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up; for I repent me of the evil that I have done to you.
If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not overthrow [you], and I will
plant you, and not pluck [you] up; for I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.
`If ye do certainly dwell in this land, then I have builded you up, and I throw not
down; and I have planted you, and I pluck not up; for I have repented concerning
the evil that I have done to you.
Jeremiah 42 11
Don`t be afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid; don`t be afraid of him, says Yahweh: for I am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand.
Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom ye are afraid: be not afraid of him, saith
Jehovah; for I will be with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand.
Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, whom ye are afraid of; be not afraid of him --
an affirmation of Jehovah -- for with you [am] I, to save you, and to deliver you
from his hand.
Jeremiah 42 12
I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy on you, and cause you to return to your own land.
And I will grant mercies to you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to
return to your own land.
And I give to you mercies, and he hath pitied you, and caused you to turn back
unto your own ground.
Jeremiah 42 13
But if you say, We will not dwell in this land; so that you don`t obey the voice of Yahweh your God,
But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land; so as not to hearken unto the voice of Jehovah
your God,
`And if ye are saying, We do not dwell in this land -- not to hearken to the voice of
Jehovah your God,
Jeremiah 42 14
saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:
saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the
sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger for bread; and there will we dwell;
saying, No; but the land of Egypt we enter, that we see no war, and the sound of a
trumpet do not hear, and for bread be not hungry; and there do we dwell.
Jeremiah 42 15
now therefore hear you the word of Yahweh, O remnant of Judah: Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel, If you indeed set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;
-- and now, therefore, hear the word of Jehovah, ye remnant of Judah: thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: If ye really set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there,
And now, therefore, hear ye a word of Jehovah, O remnant of Judah: Thus said
Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: If ye really set your faces to enter Egypt, and have
gone in to sojourn there,
Jeremiah 42 16
then it shall happen, that the sword, which you fear, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt; and the famine, whereof you are afraid, shall follow hard after you there in Egypt; and there you shall die.
then it shall come to pass, that the sword which ye fear shall overtake you there in the
land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye are afraid, shall follow hard after you there in
Egypt; and there ye shall die.
then it hath come to pass, the sword that ye are afraid of, doth there overtake you,
in the land of Egypt; and the hunger, because of which ye are sorrowful, doth
there cleave after you in Egypt, and there ye die.
Jeremiah 42 17
So shall it be with all the men who set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there: they shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence; and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring on them.
And it shall be that all the men that have set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there
shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence; and none of them shall
remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them.
`Thus are all the men who have set their faces to enter Egypt to sojourn there; they
die -- by sword, by hunger, and by pestilence, and there is not to them a remnant
and an escaped one, because of the evil that I am bringing in upon them;
Jeremiah 42 18
For thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel: As my anger and my wrath has been poured forth on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so shall my wrath be poured forth on you, when you shall enter into Egypt; and you shall be an object of horror, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and you shall see this place no more.
For thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: As mine anger and my fury have been
poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so shall my fury be poured forth upon
you, when ye shall enter into Egypt; and ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment,
and a curse, and a reproach, and ye shall see this place no more.
for thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: As poured out hath been Mine anger
and My fury on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so poured out is My fury upon you in
your entering Egypt, and ye have been for an execration, and for an astonishment,
and for a reviling, and for a reproach, and ye do not see any more this place.
Jeremiah 42 19
Yahweh has spoken concerning you, remnant of Judah, Don`t you go into Egypt: know certainly that I have testified to you this day.
Jehovah hath said concerning you, the remnant of Judah, Go ye not into Egypt. Know
certainly that I have admonished you this day.
`Jehovah hath spoken against you, O remnant of Judah, do not enter Egypt: know
certainly that I have testified against you to-day;
Jeremiah 42 20
For you have dealt deceitfully against your own souls; for you sent me to Yahweh your God, saying, Pray for us to Yahweh our God; and according to all that Yahweh our God shall say, so declare to us, and we will do it:
For ye deceived yourselves in your own souls, when ye sent me unto Jehovah your God,
saying, Pray for us unto Jehovah our God; and according to all that Jehovah our God shall
say, so declare unto us, and we will do it.
for ye have shewed yourselves perverse in your souls, for ye sent me unto Jehovah
your God, saying, Pray for us unto Jehovah our God, and according to all that
Jehovah our God saith, so declare to us, and we have done [it];
Jeremiah 42 21
and I have this day declared it to you; but you have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh your God in anything for which he has sent me to you.
And I have this day declared [it] to you; but ye have not obeyed the voice of Jehovah your
God, nor anything for which he hath sent me unto you.
and I declare to you to-day, and ye have not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah your
God, and to anything with which He hath sent me unto you.
Jeremiah 42 22
Now therefore know certainly that you shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the
pestilence, in the place where you desire to go to sojourn there.
And now know certainly that ye shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the
pestilence, in the place whither ye desire to go to sojourn.
And now, know ye certainly that by sword, by famine, and by pestilence ye die, in
the place that ye have desired to go in to sojourn there.`
Jeremiah 43 1
It happened that, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking to all the people all the words of Yahweh their God, with which Yahweh their God had sent him to them, even all these words,
And it came to pass, when Jeremiah had ended speaking unto all the people all the words
of Jehovah their God, with which Jehovah their God had sent him to them -- all these
words,
And it cometh to pass, when Jeremiah doth finish to speak unto all the people all
the words of Jehovah their God, with which Jehovah their God hath sent him unto
them -- all these words --
Jeremiah 43 2
then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, You speak falsely: Yahweh our God has not sent you to say, You shall not go into Egypt to sojourn there;
-- then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the
proud men, saying to Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: Jehovah our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there;
that Azariah son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan son of Kareah, and all the proud men,
speak unto Jeremiah, saying, `Falsehood thou art speaking; Jehovah our God hath
not sent thee to say, Do not enter Egypt to sojourn there;
Jeremiah 43 3
but Baruch the son of Neriah sets you on against us, to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans, that they may put us to death, and carry us away captive to Babylon.
but Baruch the son of Nerijah is setting thee on against us, to deliver us into the hand of
the Chaldeans, that they may put us to death, and carry us away captives into Babylon.
for Baruch son of Neriah is moving thee against us, in order to give us up into the
hand of the Chaldeans, to put us to death, and to remove us to Babylon.`
Jeremiah 43 4
So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, didn`t obey the voice of Yahweh, to dwell in the land of Judah.
So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people,
hearkened not unto the voice of Jehovah to abide in the land of Judah;
And Johanan son of Kareah, and all the heads of the forces, and all the people, have
not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah, to dwell in the land of Judah;
Jeremiah 43 5
But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, who were returned from all the nations where they had been driven, to sojourn in the land of Judah;
but Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of
Judah, that were returned from all nations whither they had been driven, to sojourn in
the land of Judah;
and Johanan son of Kareah, and all the heads of the forces, take all the remnant of
Judah who have turned from all the nations whither they were driven to sojourn
in the land of Judah,
Jeremiah 43 6
the men, and the women, and the children, and the king`s daughters, and every person who Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan; and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah;
men, and women, and children, and the king`s daughters, and every person that Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Nerijah;
the men, and the women, and the infant, and the daughters of the king, and every
person that Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the executioners, had left with Gedaliah son of
Ahikam, son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch son of Neriah,
Jeremiah 43 7
and they came into the land of Egypt; for they didn`t obey the voice of Yahweh: and they came to Tahpanhes.
and they came into the land of Egypt: for they hearkened not unto the voice of Jehovah.
And they came as far as Tahpanhes.
and they enter the land of Egypt, for they have not hearkened to the voice of
Jehovah, and they enter unto Tahpanhes.
Jeremiah 43 8
Then came the word of Yahweh to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
Jeremiah 43 9
Take great stones in your hand, and hide them in mortar in the brick work, which is at the entry of Pharaoh`s house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah;
Take great stones in thy hand, and hide them in the clay in the brick-kiln, which is at
the entry of Pharaoh`s house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the Jews,
`Take in thy hand great stones, and thou hast hidden them, in the clay, in the
brick-kiln, that [is] at the opening of the house of Pharaoh in Tahpanhes, before
the eyes of the men of Judah,
Jeremiah 43 10
and tell them, Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will send and take
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will set his throne on these stones that I have hidden; and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them.
and say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will send and
take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will set his throne upon these
stones which I have hidden, and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them.
and thou hast said unto them: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: `Lo, I am
sending, and I have taken Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and I have
set his throne above these stones that I have hid, and he hath stretched out his
pavilion over them,
Jeremiah 43 11
He shall come, and shall strike the land of Egypt; such as are for death [shall be given] to death, and such as are for captivity to captivity, and such as are for the sword to the sword.
And he shall come and smite the land of Egypt: such as are for death to death, and such as are for captivity to captivity; and such as are for the sword to the sword.
and he hath come, and smitten the land of Egypt -- those who [are] for death to
death, and those who [are] for captivity to captivity, and those who [are] for the
sword to the sword.
Jeremiah 43 12
I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captive: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd puts on his garment; and he shall go forth from there in peace.
And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt, and he shall burn them, and
carry them away captive; and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd
putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace.
And I have kindled a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt, and it hath burned them, and he hath taken them captive, and covered himself with the land of Egypt, as cover himself doth the shepherd with his garment, and he hath gone forth thence in peace;
Jeremiah 43 13
He shall also break the pillars of Beth-shemesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of Egypt shall he burn with fire.
And he shall break the pillars of Beth-shemesh, which is in the land of Egypt; and the
houses of the gods of Egypt shall he burn with fire.
and he hath broken the standing pillars of the house of the sun, that [is] in the
land of Egypt, and the houses of the gods of Egypt he doth burn with fire.`
Jeremiah 44 1
The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews who lived in the land of Egypt, who lived at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Memphis, and in the country of Pathros, saying,
The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews who dwelt in the land of Egypt,
who dwelt at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros,
saying,
The word that hath been unto Jeremiah concerning all the Jews who are dwelling
in the land of Egypt -- who are dwelling in Migdol, and in Tahpanhes, and in Noph,
and in the land of Pathros -- saying,
Jeremiah 44 2
Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel: You have seen all the evil that I have brought on Jerusalem, and on all the cities of Judah; and, behold, this day they are a desolation, and no man dwells therein,
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities of Judah; and behold they are, this day, a waste, and no man dwelleth therein,
`Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: Ye -- ye have seen all the evil that I have
brought in on Jerusalem, and on all the cities of Judah, and lo, they [are] a waste
this day, and there is none dwelling in them,
Jeremiah 44 3
because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, [and] to serve other gods, that they didn`t know, neither they, nor you, nor your fathers.
because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that
they went to burn incense to serve other gods which they knew not, they, [nor] ye, nor
your fathers.
because of their wickedness that they have done, by provoking Me to anger, by going to make perfume, by serving other gods, that they knew not, they, ye, and your fathers.
Jeremiah 44 4
However I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Oh, don`t do this abominable thing that I hate.
And I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending, saying, Oh, do
not this abominable thing which I hate!
`And I send unto you all my servants, the prophets, rising early and sending,
saying: I pray you, do not this abomination that I have hated --
Jeremiah 44 5
But they didn`t listen, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense to other gods.
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no
incense unto other gods.
and they have not hearkened nor inclined their ear, to turn back from their
wickedness, not to make perfume to other gods,
Jeremiah 44 6
Therefore my wrath and my anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as it is this day.
And my fury and mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and
in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are become a waste, a desolation, as at this day.
and poured out is My fury, and Mine anger, and it burneth in cities of Judah, and
in streets of Jerusalem, and they are for a waste, for a desolation, as [at] this day.
Jeremiah 44 7
Therefore now thus says Yahweh, the God of hosts, the God of Israel: Why commit you [this] great evil against your own souls, to cut off from you man and woman, infant and suckling, out of the midst of Judah, to leave you none remaining;
And now thus saith Jehovah the God of hosts, the God of Israel: Wherefore commit ye great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, infant and suckling, out of the midst of Judah, to leave you no remnant;
`And, now, thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: Why are ye doing great evil
unto your own souls, to cut off to you man and woman, infant and suckling, from
the midst of Judah, so as not to leave to you a remnant:
Jeremiah 44 8
in that you provoke me to anger with the works of your hands, burning incense to other gods in the land of Egypt, where you are gone to sojourn; that you may be cut off, and that you may be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
provoking me to anger with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in
the land of Egypt, whither ye are come to sojourn, that ye should be cut off, and that ye
should be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
by provoking Me to anger by the works of your hands, by making perfume to other
gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye are going in to sojourn, so as to cut
yourselves off, and so as to your being for a reviling and for a reproach among all
nations of the earth?
Jeremiah 44 9
Have you forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, and the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, and your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives which they committed in the land of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem?
Have ye forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, and the wickedness of the kings of
Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, and your own wickedness, and the wickedness
of your wives, which they have committed in the land of Judah and in the streets of
Jerusalem?
`Have ye forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, and the wickedness of the kings
of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, and your own wickedness, and the
wickedness of your wives, that they have done in the land of Judah, and in streets
of Jerusalem?
Jeremiah 44 10
They are not humbled even to this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you and before your fathers.
They are not humbled unto this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor
in my statutes which I set before you and before your fathers.
They have not been humbled unto this day, nor have they been afraid, nor have
they walked in My law, and in My statutes, that I have set before you and before
your fathers.
Jeremiah 44 11
Therefore thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, even to cut off all Judah.
Therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will set my face against
you for evil, and to cut off all Judah.
`Therefore, thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: Lo, I am setting my face
against you for evil, even to cut off all Judah,
Jeremiah 44 12
I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed; in the land of Egypt shall they fall; they shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine; they shall die, from the least even to the greatest, by the sword and by the famine; and they shall be an object of horror, [and] an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.
And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to enter into the land of
Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed: in the land of Egypt shall they fall;
they shall be consumed by the sword [and] by the famine, from the least even unto the
greatest; they shall die by the sword and by the famine, and they shall be an execration,
an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.
and I have taken the remnant of Judah, who have set their faces to enter the land
of Egypt to sojourn there, and they have all been consumed in the land of Egypt;
they fall by sword, by famine they are consumed, from the least even unto the
greatest, by sword and by famine they die, and they have been for an execration,
for an astonishment, and for a reviling, and for a reproach.
Jeremiah 44 13
For I will punish those who dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence;
And I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt as I have punished Jerusalem, by
the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence;
`And I have seen after those dwelling in the land of Egypt, as I saw after Jerusalem,
with sword, with famine, and with pestilence,
Jeremiah 44 14
so that none of the remnant of Judah, who have gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or be left, to return into the land of Judah, to which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return save such as shall escape.
and none of the remnant of Judah, that have come into the land of Egypt to sojourn there,
shall escape or remain, so as to return into the land of Judah, whither they have a desire
to return to dwell there; for none shall return but such as shall escape.
and there is not an escaped and remaining one of the remnant of Judah, who are entering into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, even to turn back to the land of Judah, whither they are lifting up their soul to return to dwell, for they do not turn back, except those escaping.`
Jeremiah 44 15
Then all the men who knew that their wives burned incense to other gods, and all the women who stood by, a great assembly, even all the people who lived in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
Then all the men who knew that their wives burned incense to other gods, and all the
women who stood by, a great assemblage, even all the people that dwelt in the land of
Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
And they answer Jeremiah -- all the men who are knowing that their wives are
making perfume to other gods, and all the women who are remaining, a great
assembly, even all the people who are dwelling in the land of Egypt, in Pathros --
saying:
Jeremiah 44 16
As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of Yahweh, we will not listen to you.
[As for] the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of Jehovah, we will not
hearken unto thee,
`The word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of Jehovah -- we are not
hearkening unto thee;
Jeremiah 44 17
But we will certainly perform every word that is gone forth out of our mouth, to burn incense to the queen of the sky, and to pour out drink-offerings to her, as we have done, we and our fathers, our kings and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
but we will certainly do every word that is gone forth out of our mouth, to burn incense
to the queen of the heavens, and to pour out drink-offerings to her, as we have done, we
and our fathers, our kings and our princes, in the cities of Judah and in the streets of
Jerusalem; and we had plenty of bread, and were well, and saw no evil.
for we certainly do everything that hath gone out of our mouth, to make perfume
to the queen of the heavens, and to pour out to her libations, as we have done, we,
and our fathers, our kings, and our heads, in cities of Judah, and in streets of Jerusalem, and -- we are satisfied with bread, and we are well, and evil we have not seen.
Jeremiah 44 18
But since we left off burning incense to the queen of the sky, and pouring out drink-offerings to her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.
But since we left off burning incense to the queen of the heavens, and pouring out drink-
offerings to her, we have wanted everything, and have been consumed by the sword and
by the famine.
`And from the time we have ceased to make perfume to the queen of the heavens,
and to pour out to her libations, we have lacked all, and by sword and by famine
we have been consumed,
Jeremiah 44 19
When we burned incense to the queen of the sky, and poured out drink-offerings to her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink-offerings to her, without our husbands?
And when we burned incense to the queen of the heavens and poured out drink-offerings
to her, did we make for her cakes to portray her, and pour out drink-offerings to her,
without our husbands?
and when we are making perfume to the queen of the heavens, and pouring out to
her libations -- without our husbands have we made for her cakes to idolize her,
and to pour out to her libations?`
Jeremiah 44 20
Then Jeremiah said to all the people, to the men, and to the women, even to all the people who had given him who answer, saying,
And Jeremiah said unto all the people, to the men, and to the women, and to all the people that had given him that answer, saying,
And Jeremiah saith unto all the people, concerning the men and concerning the
women, and concerning all the people who are answering him, saying:
Jeremiah 44 21
The incense that you burned in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, you and your fathers, your kings and your princes, and the people of the land, didn`t Yahweh remember them, and didn`t it come into his mind?
Is it not the incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem,
ye and your fathers, your kings and your princes and the people of the land, that Jehovah
remembered, and that came into his mind?
`The perfume that ye made in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem,
ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your heads, and the people of the land, hath
not Jehovah remembered it? yea, it cometh up on His heart.
Jeremiah 44 22
so that Yahweh could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which you have committed; therefore is your land become a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without inhabitant, as it is this day.
And Jehovah could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, [and] because of the
abominations that ye had committed; and your land is become a waste, and an
astonishment, and a curse, without inhabitant, as at this day.
And Jehovah is not able any more to accept [you], because of the evil of your
doings, because of the abominations that ye have done, and your land is for a
waste, and for an astonishment, and for a reviling, without inhabitant, as [at]
this day.
Jeremiah 44 23
Because you have burned incense, and because you have sinned against Yahweh, and have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened to you, as it is this day.
Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against Jehovah, and have
not hearkened unto the voice of Jehovah, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in
his testimonies; therefore this evil hath come upon you, as at this day.
`Because that ye have made perfume, and because ye have sinned against Jehovah, and have not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah, and in His law, and in His statutes, and in His testimonies ye have not walked, therefore hath this evil met you as [at] this day.`
Jeremiah 44 24
Moreover Jeremiah said to all the people, and to all the women, Hear the word of Yahweh, all Judah who are in the land of Egypt:
And Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the women, Hear ye the word of Jehovah,
all Judah that are in the land of Egypt.
And Jeremiah saith unto all the people, and unto all the women, `Hear ye a word of
Jehovah, all Judah who [are] in the land of Egypt,
Jeremiah 44 25
Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel, saying, You and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and with your hands have fulfilled it, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of the sky, and to pour out drink-offerings to her: establish then your vows, and perform your vows.
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hands, saying, We will certainly perform our vows which we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of the heavens, and to pour out drink-offerings unto her. Ye will certainly establish your vows, and entirely perform
your vows.
Thus spake Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, saying: Ye and your wives both speak with your mouth, and with your hands have fulfilled, saying: We certainly execute our vows that we have vowed, to make perfume to the queen of the heavens, and to pour out to her libations, ye do certainly establish your vows, and certainly execute your vows.
Jeremiah 44 26
Therefore hear the word of Yahweh, all Judah who dwell in the land of Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by my great name, says Yahweh, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, As the Lord Yahweh lives.
Therefore hear ye the word of Jehovah, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt: Behold, I
have sworn by my great name, saith Jehovah, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, [As] the Lord Jehovah liveth.
`Therefore, hear ye a word of Jehovah, all Judah who are dwelling in the land of
Egypt: Lo, I -- I have sworn by My great name, said Jehovah, My name is no more
proclaimed by the mouth of any man of Judah, saying, Live doth the Lord Jehovah -
- in all the land of Egypt.
Jeremiah 44 27
Behold, I watch over them for evil, and not for good; and all the men of Judah who are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good; and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
Lo, I am watching over them for evil, and not for good, and consumed have been all
the men of Judah who [are] in the land of Egypt, by sword and by famine, till their
consumption.
Jeremiah 44 28
Those who escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, few in number; and all the remnant of Judah, who have gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose word shall stand, mine, or theirs.
And they that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of
Judah, a very small company; and all the remnant of Judah, that have come into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose word shall stand, mine or theirs.
`And the escaped of the sword turn back out of the land of Egypt to the land of
Judah, few in number, and known have all the remnant of Judah who are coming
into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, whose word is established, Mine or theirs.
Jeremiah 44 29
This shall be the sign to you, says Yahweh, that I will punish you in this place, that you may know that my words shall surely stand against you for evil:
And this shall be the sign unto you, saith Jehovah, that I will punish you in this place,
that ye may know that my words shall certainly stand against you for evil:
`And this [is] to you the sign -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- that I am seeing after
you in this place, so that ye know that My words are certainly established against
you for evil;
Jeremiah 44 30
Thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will give Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his
enemies, and into the hand of those who seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, who was his enemy, and sought his life.
thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will give Pharaoh-Hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his
enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah
into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and that sought his life.
Thus said Jehovah, Lo, I am giving Pharaoh-Hophra king of Egypt into the hand of
his enemies, and into the hand of those seeking his life, as I have given Zedekiah
king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and
who is seeking his life.`
Jeremiah 45 1
The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he wrote these word in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying,
The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Nerijah, when he wrote
these words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, saying,
The word that Jeremiah the prophet hath spoken unto Baruch son of Neriah, in his
writing these words on a book from the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of
Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, saying:
Jeremiah 45 2
Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, to you, Baruch:
Thus sayeth Jehovah, the God of Israel, concerning thee, Baruch:
`Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, concerning thee, O Baruch:
Jeremiah 45 3
You did say, Woe is me now! for Yahweh has added sorrow to my pain; I am weary with my groaning, and I find no rest.
Thou didst say, Woe unto me! for Jehovah hath added grief to my sorrow; I am weary with my sighing, and I find no rest.
`Thou hast said, Wo to me, now, for Jehovah hath added sorrow to my pain, I have
been wearied with my sighing, and rest I have not found.
Jeremiah 45 4
Thus shall you tell him, Thus says Yahweh: Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up; and this in the whole land.
Thus shalt thou say unto him, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, what I have built do I
overthrow, and what I have planted I pluck up, even this whole land.
Thus dost thou say unto him: Thus said Jehovah: Lo, that which I have built I am
throwing down, and that which I have planted I am plucking up, even the whole
land itself.
Jeremiah 45 5
Seek you great things for yourself? Don`t seek them; for, behold, I will bring evil on all flesh, says Yahweh; but your life will I give to you for a prey in all places where you go.
And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek [them] not; for behold, I will bring evil
upon all flesh, saith Jehovah; but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places
whither thou shalt go.
And thou -- thou seekest for thee great things -- do not seek, for lo, I am bringing
in evil on all flesh -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- and I have given to thee thy life
for a spoil, in all places whither thou goest.`


Study Questions
 What did the petition do for them? 42:2-3
 
When Jeremiah's prayer was answered, what were the people told to do? 42:11-19
 
What did Azariah and Johanan say to Jeremiah? 42:2
 
To what city did Johanan and associates flee to in Egypt? 43:7
 
Who was Nebchadnezzar? 43:10
 
What was the response of the people to Jeremiah's message? 44:16
 
What sign was God going to give to confirm His word? 44:29-30

What was to be given to Baruch as booty? 45:6



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Nov. 23
Hebrews 9

Heb 9:1 Now indeed even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and an earthly sanctuary.
Heb 9:2 For a tabernacle was prepared. In the first part were the lampstand, the table, and the show bread; which is called the Holy Place.
Heb 9:3 After the second veil was the tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies,
Heb 9:4 having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which was a golden pot holding the manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;
Heb 9:5 and above it cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, of which things we can't speak now in detail.
Heb 9:6 Now these things having been thus prepared, the priests go in continually into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the services,
Heb 9:7 but into the second the high priest alone, once in the year, not without blood, which he offers for himself, and for the errors of the people.
Heb 9:8 The Holy Spirit is indicating this, that the way into the Holy Place wasn't yet revealed while the first tabernacle was still standing;
Heb 9:9 which is a symbol of the present age, where gifts and sacrifices are offered that are incapable, concerning the conscience, of making the worshipper perfect;
Heb 9:10 being only (with meats and drinks and various washings) fleshly ordinances, imposed until a time of reformation.
Heb 9:11 But Christ having come as a high priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation,
Heb 9:12 nor yet through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, entered in once for all into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption.
Heb 9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify to the cleanness of the flesh:
Heb 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Heb 9:15 For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, since a death has occurred for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, that those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
Heb 9:16 For where a last will and testament is, there must of necessity be the death of him who made it.
Heb 9:17 For a will is in force where there has been death, for it is never in force while he who made it lives.
Heb 9:18 Therefore even the first covenant has not been dedicated without blood.
Heb 9:19 For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
Heb 9:20 saying, "This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you."
Heb 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry in like manner with the blood.
Heb 9:22 According to the law, nearly everything is cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.
Heb 9:23 It was necessary therefore that the copies of the things in the heavens should be cleansed with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Heb 9:24 For Christ hasn't entered into holy places made with hands, which are representations of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
Heb 9:25 nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place year by year with blood not his own,
Heb 9:26 or else he must have suffered often since the foundation of the world. But now once at the end of the ages, he has been revealed to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Heb 9:27 Inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once, and after this, judgment,
Heb 9:28 so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, without sin, to those who are eagerly waiting for him for salvation.




 
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Hebrews 9 1
Now indeed even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and an earthly sanctuary.
The first therefore also indeed had ordinances of service, and the sanctuary, a worldly
one.
It had, indeed, then (even the first tabernacle) ordinances of service, also a
worldly sanctuary,
Hebrews 9 2
For there was a tent prepared, the first, in which were the lampstand, the table, and the show bread; which is called the Holy Place.
For a tabernacle was set up; the first, in which [were] both the candlestick and the table
and the exposition of the loaves, which is called Holy;
for a tabernacle was prepared, the first, in which was both the lamp-stand, and
the table, and the bread of the presence -- which is called `Holy;`
Hebrews 9 3
After the second veil, the tent which is called the Holy of Holies,
but after the second veil a tabernacle which is called Holy of holies,
and after the second vail a tabernacle that is called `Holy of holies,`
Hebrews 9 4
having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which was a golden pot holding the manna, Aaron`s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
having a golden censer, and the ark of the covenant, covered round in every part with
gold, in which [were] the golden pot that had the manna, and the rod of Aaron that had
sprouted, and the tables of the covenant;
having a golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid all round about with
gold, in which [is] the golden pot having the manna, and the rod of Aaron that
budded, and the tables of the covenant,
Hebrews 9 5
and above it cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, of which things we can`t now speak in detail.
and above over it the cherubim of glory shadowing the mercy-seat; concerning which it
is not now [the time] to speak in detail.
and over it cherubim of the glory, overshadowing the mercy-seat, concerning
which we are not now to speak particularly.
Hebrews 9 6
Now these things having been thus prepared, the priests go in continually into the first tent, accomplishing the services,
Now these things being thus ordered, into the first tabernacle the priests enter at all
times, accomplishing the services;
And these things having been thus prepared, into the first tabernacle, indeed, at
all times the priests do go in, performing the services,
Hebrews 9 7
but into the second the high priest alone, once in the year, not without blood, which he offers for himself, and for the errors of the people.
but into the second, the high priest only, once a year, not without blood, which he offers
for himself and for the errors of the people:
and into the second, once in the year, only the chief priest, not apart from blood,
which he doth offer for himself and the errors of the people,
Hebrews 9 8
The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way into the Holy Place has not yet been revealed, while the first tent is yet standing;
the Holy Spirit shewing this, that the way of the [holy of] holies has not yet been made
manifest while as yet the first tabernacle has [its] standing;
the Holy Spirit this evidencing that not yet hath been manifested the way of the
holy [places], the first tabernacle having yet a standing;
Hebrews 9 9
which is an illustration of the present age, where gifts and sacrifices are offered that are
incapable, concerning the conscience, of making the worshipper perfect;
the which [is] an image for the present time, according to which both gifts and
sacrifices, unable to perfect as to conscience him that worshipped, are offered,
which [is] a simile in regard to the present time, in which both gifts and
sacrifices are offered, which are not able, in regard to conscience, to make
perfect him who is serving,
Hebrews 9 10
being only (with meats and drinks and various washings) fleshly ordinances, imposed until a time of reformation.
[consisting] only of meats and drinks and divers washings, ordinances of flesh, imposed
until [the] time of setting things right.
only in victuals, and drinks, and different baptisms, and fleshly ordinances -- till
the time of reformation imposed upon [them].
Hebrews 9 11
But Christ having come as a high priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tent, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation,
But Christ being come high priest of the good things to come, by the better and more
perfect tabernacle not made with hand, (that is, not of this creation,)
And Christ being come, chief priest of the coming good things, through the
greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands -- that is, not of this
creation --
Hebrews 9 12
nor yet through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, entered in once for all into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption.
nor by blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, has entered in once for all into the
[holy of] holies, having found an eternal redemption.
neither through blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, did enter in
once into the holy places, age-during redemption having obtained;
Hebrews 9 13
For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify to the cleanness of the flesh:
For if the blood of goats and bulls, and a heifer`s ashes sprinkling the defiled, sanctifies
for the purity of the flesh,
for if the blood of bulls, and goats, and ashes of an heifer, sprinkling those defiled,
doth sanctify to the purifying of the flesh,
Hebrews 9 14
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
how much rather shall the blood of the Christ, who by the eternal Spirit offered himself
spotless to God, purify your conscience from dead works to worship [the] living God?
how much more shall the blood of the Christ (who through the age-during Spirit
did offer himself unblemished to God) purify your conscience from dead works to
serve the living God?
Hebrews 9 15
For this cause he is the mediator of a new covenant, that a death having taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
And for this reason he is mediator of a new covenant, so that, death having taken place
for redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, the called might receive
the promise of the eternal inheritance.
And because of this, of a new covenant he is mediator, that, death having come, for
redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, those called may
receive the promise of the age-during inheritance,
Hebrews 9 16
For where a last will and testament is, there must of necessity be the death of him who made it.
(For where [there is] a testament, the death of the testator must needs come in.
for where a covenant [is], the death of the covenant-victim to come in is necessary,
Hebrews 9 17
For a will is in force where there has been death, for it is never in force while he who made it lives.
For a testament [is] of force when men are dead, since it is in no way of force while the
testator is alive.)
for a covenant over dead victims [is] stedfast, since it is no force at all when the
covenant-victim liveth,
Hebrews 9 18
Therefore even the first covenant has not been dedicated without blood.
Whence neither the first was inaugurated without blood.
whence not even the first apart from blood hath been initiated,
Hebrews 9 19
For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
For every commandment having been spoken according to [the] law by Moses to all the
people; having taken the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and
hyssop, he sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
for every command having been spoken, according to law, by Moses, to all the
people, having taken the blood of the calves and goats, with water, and scarlet
wool, and hyssop, he both the book itself and all the people did sprinkle,
Hebrews 9 20
saying, "This is the blood of the covenant which God commanded toward you."
saying, This [is] the blood of the covenant which God has enjoined to you.
saying, `This [is] the blood of the covenant that God enjoined unto you,`
Hebrews 9 21
Moreover he sprinkled the tent and all the vessels of the ministry in like manner with the blood.
And the tabernacle too and all the vessels of service he sprinkled in like manner with
blood;
and both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the service with blood in like
manner he did sprinkle,
Hebrews 9 22
According to the law, nearly everything is cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.
and almost all things are purified with blood according to the law, and without blood-
shedding there is no remission.
and with blood almost all things are purified according to the law, and apart
from blood-shedding forgiveness doth not come.
Hebrews 9 23
It was necessary therefore that the copies of the things in the heavens should be cleansed with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
[It was] necessary then that the figurative representations of the things in the heavens
should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with sacrifices better
than these.
[It is] necessary, therefore, the pattern indeed of the things in the heavens to be
purified with these, and the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices
than these;
Hebrews 9 24
For Christ entered not into a holy place made with hands, similar in pattern to the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear before the face of God for us;
For the Christ is not entered into holy places made with hand, figures of the true, but
into heaven itself, now to appear before the face of God for us:
for not into holy places made with hands did the Christ enter -- figures of the true
-- but into the heaven itself, now to be manifested in the presence of God for us;
Hebrews925
nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place year by year with blood not his own,
nor in order that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy
places every year with blood not his own;
nor that he may many times offer himself, even as the chief priest doth enter into
the holy places every year with blood of others;
Hebrews 9 26
or else he must have suffered often since the foundation of the world. But now once at the end of the ages, he has been revealed to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
since he had [then] been obliged often to suffer from the foundation of the world. But
now once in the consummation of the ages he has been manifested for [the] putting away
of sin by his sacrifice.
since it had behoved him many times to suffer from the foundation of the world,
but now once, at the full end of the ages, for putting away of sin through his
sacrifice, he hath been manifested;
Hebrews 9 27
Inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once, and after this, judgment,
And forasmuch as it is the portion of men once to die, and after this judgment;
and as it is laid up to men once to die, and after this -- judgment,
Hebrews 9 28
so Christ also, having been once offered to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, without sin, to those who are eagerly waiting for him for salvation.
thus the Christ also, having been once offered to bear the sins of many, shall appear to
those that look for him the second time without sin for salvation.
so also the Christ, once having been offered to bear the sins of many, a second
time, apart from a sin-offering, shall appear, to those waiting for him -- to
salvation!

 Study Questions

By what means did Jesus enter the holy place? 9:12