11/27/13

From Ben Fronczek... Are You An Alien?

Are You An Alien?

Are You an Alien?  1 Peter 2:11                                                    
I have to admit, I like Sci-fi programs. I liked those old space programs like Star Trek, Star gate, the movie ET, Lost in Space, even the old program, My  Favorite Martian. And even though I’m not so sure there are extra-terrestrial beings out there, I can’t help but believe how important first contact would be with alien beings, not to mention how we may interact over a period of time .  If there are others who live out there, I wonder how they would perceive us as species and what we would think about them and their customs and practices.

But what about how we interact with other cultures on our own planet; with other nations? I could never picture myself being a foreign exchange student when I was younger. The mere though if it scared me to death. Why, because even then I realized it came with such a huge responsibility.

If I were to go to another country and act like a jerk, those people who may not know any other Americans may think we are all alike. In this sense I believe every American who travels abroad whether they are a foreign exchange student, a businessman, or even a tourist are ambassadors of our country to some degree.

So far in our study of 1 Peter we have seen a number of labels that Peter has placed upon us as Christians. So far he said that: – “God’s elect”. He also said

- We are like living stoned, and collectively we are being built up into a Spiritual Temple.

- He also told us that we are a holy priesthood with the privilege of being able to offer up spiritual sacrifices to glorify our Lord.

– He even said that we are a chosen people, a holy nation, a people belonging to God.

And here now in 1 Peter 2:11, Peter calls us aliens, foreigners, or strangers depending on what translation you are reading. As Peter has already indicated in this letter, this world is not our home, but while we live and take temporary residence here we are God’s representatives, His ambassadors and so in this lesson we are going to look the suggestions Peter gives us on how to conduct our self as such.

#1. To begin with Peter starts off by saying in 2:11  

“Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.” NAS

The NLT put it this way,  

“Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls.”

If we go to another county and carry on like a self indulgent ignoramus who can’t control themselves, what kind of image will those people have in their minds when they think of Americans. Likewise Christians should live as wholesome as possible. If a person calls themselves a Christian but carries on like a drunk, a drug addict, a sexual pervert, a glutton, or can’t control them self in some other ways, they only make a mockery of the name ‘Christian,’ and what it should represent. People should know that we are Christians by the way we act, without even saying that we are Christians. This leads to Peter’s next suggestion.

#2 Next he says,   
“Conduct yourself with honor” 

The NLT says it this way,  

“Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors.” The NAS says, “Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles,”

Acting like everyone else just isn’t good enough. He indicates that we should behave in an excellent manner. The NKJV says that we should live lives which are honorable. This suggests that people take note of your behavior in a positive way. We are talking about going the second mile here when it comes to our conduct.

Why live like this? Because in the rest of this verse Peter said that even if…

“they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your good deeds and glorify God”

People aren’t as blind and ignorant as we sometimes think.  If you’ve made a claim of being a Christian, people are watching you whether they themselves believe in Christ or not. And many times the only time we hear from them is when they throw up our own hypocrisy in our face. ‘And you said you are a Christian; huh. I can’t believe you did that or said that!’

#3. Peters next suggestion is big one and it effects almost every part of our life as we interact with others; and that is to have a submissive spirit.
He starts out in verse 13 by saying,  

“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men.”  

I don’t believe that he is saying we should be a coward, wimpy, or weak in any way.  I believe it is the same thing that Jesus taught on the Sermon on the Mt. where He talked about being poor in spirit (or humble) and being meek. Being meek is not about being weak, but rather it is power under control. Having a submissive nature is where a person makes a choice to be humble and gentle just like Jesus did when He chose not to exercise all His power. Yes whether we recognize it or not we hold a special position in this world as God’s children, and co-heirs with Christ, but we are to submit.  

Peter then expands on this thought in the following verses.

a. First of he said to every human authority. He writes,  

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. 16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.”

It is God’s will that we obey individuals with authority over our land; at least as long as what they command isn’t in conflict with what God Himself has commanded or ordained. You may not like Obama, income tax or the 65 mph speed limit, but God expects us as faithful Christians to obey the governing individuals and laws of the land better than any other citizen.

b. Next Peter goes on to tell slaves to obey their masters. The NLT puts it this way,  

18 You who are slaves must accept the authority of your masters with all respect.Do what they tell you—not only if they are kind and reasonable, but even if they are cruel. 19 For God is pleased with you when you do what you know is right and patiently endure unfair treatment.”

Often preachers apply this to our work place; that we should submit to our employer and be good workers even if he is not a good boss. I believe that’s a fair teaching, because the issue at hand is not so much who we are working for but rather it’s about our willingness to submit and do a good job. We Christ’s ambassadors and represent Him. If you are a Christian and you are horrible employee it brings no glory to Jesus, nor the church.

c. Peter then moves from those governing us, to those we work for, to the home. In chapter 3, Peter writes, 

Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4 Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”          

Starting in vs. 7 Peter also writes,  

“Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.”

A lot of times you hear individuals use this text to show that wives should have a submissive spirit, and this text does indicate that . But in vs. 7, it also shows that  

“in the same way”, husbands should also have a submissive spirit. 

And if we don’t, and if we think more of ourselves than we should and try dominate and push other family members around, Peters lets us know that such behavior will even hinder our prayers.

Never underestimate the value and power of a humble, gentle spirit.  
Peter tells wives that their family members including their husbands can be won over to Christ without even a word but rather by their behavior.  I also believe this can happen in the work place and many other situations as well.

At the very least your behavior should not take away from your Christian testimony. 
We are Christ’s ambassadors and we are told how we are to live as aliens, and His ambassadors. Many times we wonder why we have not been more effective as we try to witness to others.  Maybe the people we are trying to witness to hear our ‘Christian’ words but then we see how we act, and how we talk about others, and hear how we complain and belly ache all the time, or see how we live contrary what they think God would expect us as Christians and just shake their heads and walk away..

Peters concluding comment in the subject in 3:8:  

“Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 9 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.”

Don’t ever forget who you are and who you represent in this world.

I can’t help but admire the woman we know as Mother Teresa. If any woman lived a humble, submissive, loving life it was her, especially as she served the dying in India. I would like to close by sharing a few quote she made.


- “If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride, because it shows you trust in your own powers.       

- “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.”                                                  – “I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?”    

- “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”                                                                                                                           

- “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”


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From Jim McGuiggan... Can we find God by unaided reason?

Can we find God by unaided reason?

I don’t believe humans can uncover the will of God by unaided reason and by reflecting on the creation. I don’t believe the will of God is written in our DNA (though I don’t know how environment affects the genes of a developing human or the infant child). I think God revealed foundational moral and relational truths to us from the beginning and that he added to those through prophets, priests and leaders. I think too that he enables us to use those foundational truths and additional materials in daily living and experience so that we can develop other moral truths from them. (The biblical Wisdom literature—Proverbs, for example—shows that God teaches generations through prior generations.) I believe that God has acted in self-disclosure in history through pivotal events and people and covenants he established.

I believe David knew the heavens declare the glory of God because he was taught it that rather than deducing it by unaided reason. And the God whose glory he spoke of was not some Aristotelian conclusion—it was the God of Israel so we shouldn't generalise Psalm 19.

I don’t believe Romans 1:18-32 is talking about truths deduced by unaided reason but about truth God revealed and was illustrated in the creation. No one came up with all the moral truths of Romans 1:18-32 by making rational deductions without special revelation.


©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's Prayer For The Thessalonians (3:11-13)

               "THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS"

             Paul's Prayer For The Thessalonians (3:11-13)

INTRODUCTION

1. The first section of this epistle contain "apostolic reflections" in
   which Paul...
   a. Praised their wonderful reception of the gospel - 1Th 1:1-10
   b. Reviewed the nature of his ministry among them - 1Th 2:1-16
   c. Expressed his love and concern for their spiritual condition 
      - 1Th 2:17-3:10

2. This section ends with a prayer in their behalf - 1Th 3:11-13
   a. A common practice of Paul in his epistles - cf. Php 1:9-11; Col 1:
      9-12
   b. In which Paul expresses his desires regarding his brethren

3. In considering such prayers, I find it beneficial to remember that
   Paul wrote by inspiration...
   a. So he is not just expressing his own desires, but those of God's
      as well!
   b. In most cases, these prayers are just applicable to us today as
      they were for them!

[As we examine this prayer more closely, then, consider how elements of
"Paul's Prayer For The Thessalonians" might also be God's desire for us
today.  We first notice that Paul's prayer was that the Father and
Jesus might...]

I. DIRECT HIS WAY TO THEM (11)
  
   A. PAUL'S DESIRE TO SEE THEM...
      1. He had expressed this desire earlier - 1Th 2:17
      2. He had been hindered by Satan - 1Th 2:18

   B. PAUL'S PRAYER TO SEE THEM...
      1. Requesting aid from both the Father and Jesus
         a. Note the distinction between the Father and the Son - cf. 
            also 2Jn 9
         b. This implies the Trinity, the distinction between the 
            Persons of the Godhead
         c. Suggesting both joint and separate actions of the Father 
            and Son
      2. Implying belief in the providence of God
         a. That God could overcome the hindrance of Satan's efforts 
            - cf. 1Pe 5:8-10
         b. That God could provide safe travel if it be in accordance 
            to His will - cf. Ro 1:10

   C. GOD'S DESIRE FOR US...
      1. That we remember God's will in our prayers - 1Jn 5:14
      2. That we remember God's will in our planning - Jm 4:13-15

[As Paul desired to see his beloved brethren, so we should desire to
see our loved ones.  But in our planning and prayers to see them, let's
not forget the will of God!  Now consider how Paul prayed that the Lord
might...]

II. MAKE THEM INCREASE AND ABOUND (12)

   A. THROUGH THE WORKING OF GOD...
      1. Our spiritual growth involves the working of God - cf. Php 1:6
      2. He works in conjunction with our own efforts - cf. Php 2:12-13
      -- So let us pray as though it depends upon God, but work as 
         though it depends upon us!

   B. TO INCREASE AND ABOUND...
      1. Our spiritual growth is to be never-ending, always increasing 
         - cf. 2Pe 1:5-8; 3:18
      2. Our physical may grow old and slow down, but our inner man can 
         be renewed every day! - cf. 2Co 4:16
      -- Like the sun rising to reach its zenith, so our spiritual 
         growth should be marked by increasing and abundant progress! 
         - cf. Pr 4:18

   C. IN LOVE TO ONE ANOTHER AND TO ALL...
      1. Especially increasing and abounding in love
         a. Something the Thessalonians already possessed - 1Th 1:3
         b. Something the Thessalonians didn't really need to be told 
            - 1Th 4:9-10
         -- Yet we can never say that we cannot grow more - cf. Php 3:
            13-17
      2. Love not just for one another, i.e., our brethren, but for all
         men!
         a. It is easy to love our brethren
         b. But it is loving our enemies that we become like God! 
            - cf. Lk 6:32-35
      -- It is certainly God's desire for all His children to abound in
         love, and this should be the focus of many prayers - cf. Php 1:9

[And finally, we note in "Paul's Prayer For The Thessalonians" that the
Lord might...]

III. ESTABLISH THEIR HEARTS

   A. BLAMELESS IN HOLINESS...
      1. To be blameless is very reason Jesus gave Himself for us - Ep 5:25-27
      2. Without holiness, we will not see the Lord - He 12:14
      -- While Jesus makes it possible through His blood, we must 
         cooperate as well - cf. 2Co 7:1

   B. BEFORE GOD AT THE COMING OF JESUS...
      1. Here is the "where" and "when" we must be blameless in 
         holiness
         a. Where - before God at the Judgment!
         b. When - when Jesus comes with all His saints (lit., holy 
            ones)!
      2. Note the following about the Lord's coming...
         a. This is the third time in three chapters that Paul refers 
            to this event - cf. 1Th 1:10; 2:19; 3:13
         b. While "saints" (holy ones) could refer to angels 
           (cf. Mt 25:31),   it may also include the redeemed (cf. 1Th 4:14)

CONCLUSION

1. From "Paul's Prayer For The Thessalonians", we have seen that it is
   appropriate...
   a. To seek God's providential guidance when we desire to see our 
      loved ones
   b. To pray for one another's spiritual growth and the Lord's 
      blessing

2. If we desire to see each other...
   a. In this life from time to time
   b. Increasing and abounding in love 
   c. Blameless in holiness in the presence of God at Christ's coming
   ...the "Paul's Prayer For The Thessalonians" is the sort of prayer
      that we should diligently offer for one another!

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study November 27






Bible Reading and Study   

November 27

The World English Bible




Nov. 27
Ezekiel 1-4
Eze 1:1 Now it happened in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
Eze 1:2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,
Eze 1:3 the word of Yahweh came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of Yahweh was there on him.
Eze 1:4 I looked, and behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, a great cloud, with flashing lightning, and a brightness around it, and out of its midst as it were glowing metal, out of the midst of the fire.
Eze 1:5 Out of its midst came the likeness of four living creatures. This was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man.
Eze 1:6 Everyone had four faces, and each one of them had four wings.
Eze 1:7 Their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot; and they sparkled like burnished brass.
Eze 1:8 They had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings thus:
Eze 1:9 their wings were joined one to another; they didn't turn when they went; each one went straight forward.
Eze 1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they had the face of a man; and they four had the face of a lion on the right side; and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four had also the face of an eagle.
Eze 1:11 Their faces and their wings were separate above; two wings of each one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
Eze 1:12 Each one went straight forward: where the spirit was to go, they went; they didn't turn when they went.
Eze 1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches: the fire went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
Eze 1:14 The living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
Eze 1:15 Now as I saw the living creatures, behold, one wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, for each of the four faces of it.
Eze 1:16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like a beryl: and they four had one likeness; and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel within a wheel.
Eze 1:17 When they went, they went in their four directions: they didn't turn when they went.
Eze 1:18 As for their rims, they were high and dreadful; and they four had their rims full of eyes all around.
Eze 1:19 When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
Eze 1:20 Wherever the spirit was to go, they went; there was the spirit to go: and the wheels were lifted up beside them; for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
Eze 1:21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up beside them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
Eze 1:22 Over the head of the living creature there was the likeness of an expanse, like the awesome crystal to look on, stretched forth over their heads above.
Eze 1:23 Under the expanse were their wings straight, the one toward the other: each one had two which covered on this side, and every one had two which covered on that side, their bodies.
Eze 1:24 When they went, I heard the noise of their wings like the noise of great waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a noise of tumult like the noise of an army: when they stood, they let down their wings.
Eze 1:25 There was a voice above the expanse that was over their heads: when they stood, they let down their wings.
Eze 1:26 Above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone; and on the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the appearance of a man on it above.
Eze 1:27 I saw as it were glowing metal, as the appearance of fire within it all around, from the appearance of his waist and upward; and from the appearance of his waist and downward I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him.
Eze 1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Yahweh. When I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.
Eze 2:1 He said to me, Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.
Eze 2:2 The Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard him who spoke to me.
Eze 2:3 He said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, to nations that are rebellious, which have rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me even to this very day.
Eze 2:4 The children are impudent and stiff-hearted: I am sending you to them; and you shall tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 2:5 They, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house), yet shall know that there has been a prophet among them.
Eze 2:6 You, son of man, don't be afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you, and you do dwell among scorpions: don't be afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
Eze 2:7 You shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear; for they are most rebellious.
Eze 2:8 But you, son of man, hear what I tell you; don't be you rebellious like that rebellious house: open your mouth, and eat that which I give you.
Eze 2:9 When I looked, behold, a hand was put forth to me; and, behold, a scroll of a book was therein;
Eze 2:10 He spread it before me: and it was written within and without; and there were written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
Eze 3:1 He said to me, Son of man, eat that which you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.
Eze 3:2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat the scroll.
Eze 3:3 He said to me, Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your bowels with this scroll that I give you. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
Eze 3:4 He said to me, Son of man, go, get you to the house of Israel, and speak with my words to them.
Eze 3:5 For you are not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel;
Eze 3:6 not to many peoples of a strange speech and of a hard language, whose words you can not understand. Surely, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you.
Eze 3:7 But the house of Israel will not listen to you; for they will not listen to me: for all the house of Israel are of hard forehead and of a stiff heart.
Eze 3:8 Behold, I have made your face hard against their faces, and your forehead hard against their foreheads.
Eze 3:9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: don't be afraid of them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
Eze 3:10 Moreover he said to me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears.
Eze 3:11 Go, get you to them of the captivity, to the children of your people, and speak to them, and tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
Eze 3:12 Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me the voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of Yahweh from his place.
Eze 3:13 I heard the noise of the wings of the living creatures as they touched one another, and the noise of the wheels beside them, even the noise of a great rushing.
Eze 3:14 So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; and the hand of Yahweh was strong on me.
Eze 3:15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel Aviv, that lived by the river Chebar, and to where they lived; and I sat there overwhelmed among them seven days.
Eze 3:16 It happened at the end of seven days, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 3:17 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
Eze 3:18 When I tell the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.
Eze 3:19 Yet if you warn the wicked, and he doesn't turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
Eze 3:20 Again, when a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand.
Eze 3:21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning; and you have delivered your soul.
Eze 3:22 The hand of Yahweh was there on me; and he said to me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with you.
Eze 3:23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and behold, the glory of Yahweh stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell on my face.
Eze 3:24 Then the Spirit entered into me, and set me on my feet; and he spoke with me, and said to me, Go, shut yourself within your house.
Eze 3:25 But you, son of man, behold, they shall lay bands on you, and shall bind you with them, and you shall not go out among them:
Eze 3:26 and I will make your tongue cleave to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be mute, and shall not be to them a reprover; for they are a rebellious house.
Eze 3:27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: He who hears, let him hear; and he who forbears, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.
Eze 4:1 You also, son of man, take a tile, and lay it before you, and portray on it a city, even Jerusalem:
Eze 4:2 and lay siege against it, and build forts against it, and cast up a mound against it; set camps also against it, and plant battering rams against it all around.
Eze 4:3 Take for yourself an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between you and the city: and set your face toward it, and it shall be besieged, and you shall lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
Eze 4:4 Moreover lie you on your left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel on it; according to the number of the days that you shall lie on it, you shall bear their iniquity.
Eze 4:5 For I have appointed the years of their iniquity to be to you a number of days, even three hundred ninety days: so you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
Eze 4:6 Again, when you have accomplished these, you shall lie on your right side, and shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah: forty days, each day for a year, have I appointed it to you.
Eze 4:7 You shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, with your arm uncovered; and you shall prophesy against it.
Eze 4:8 Behold, I lay bands on you, and you shall not turn you from one side to the other, until you have accomplished the days of your siege.
Eze 4:9 Take for yourself also wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make you bread of it; according to the number of the days that you shall lie on your side, even three hundred ninety days, you shall eat of it.
Eze 4:10 Your food which you shall eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time you shall eat it.
Eze 4:11 You shall drink water by measure, the sixth part of a hin: from time to time you shall drink.
Eze 4:12 You shall eat it as barley cakes, and you shall bake it in their sight with dung that comes out of man.
Eze 4:13 Yahweh said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their bread unclean, among the nations where I will drive them.
Eze 4:14 Then said I, Ah Lord Yahweh! behold, my soul has not been polluted; for from my youth up even until now have I not eaten of that which dies of itself, or is torn of animals; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
Eze 4:15 Then he said to me, Behold, I have given you cow's dung for man's dung, and you shall prepare your bread thereon.
Eze 4:16 Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with fearfulness; and they shall drink water by measure, and in dismay:
Eze 4:17 that they may want bread and water, and be dismayed one with another, and pine away in their iniquity.


 
The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

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Ezekiel
Ezekiel 1 1
Now it happened in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], in the fifth [day] of the month, as I was among the captives by the river Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], on the fifth of the month,
as I was among the captives by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw
visions of God.
And it cometh to pass, in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], in the fifth of
the month, and I [am] in the midst of the Removed by the river Chebar, the
heavens have been opened, and I see visions of God.
Ezekiel 1 2
In the fifth [day] of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin`s captivity,
On the fifth of the month, (it was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin`s captivity,)
In the fifth of the month -- it is the fifth year of the removal of the king Jehoiachin
--
Ezekiel 1 3
the word of Yahweh came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of Yahweh was there on him.
the word of Jehovah came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of
the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of Jehovah was there upon him.
hath the word of Jehovah certainly been unto Ezekiel son of Buzi the priest, in the
land of the Chaldeans, by the river Chebar, and there is on him there a hand of Jehovah.
Ezekiel 1 4
I looked, and, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, a great cloud, with flashing
lightning, and a brightness round about it, and out of the midst of it as it were glowing metal, out of the midst of the fire.
And I looked, and behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire
infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the look of
glowing brass, out of the midst of the fire.
And I look, and lo, a tempestuous wind is coming from the north, a great cloud,
and fire catching itself, and brightness to it round about, and out of its midst as
the colour of copper, out of the midst of the fire.
Ezekiel 1 5
Out of the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. This was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man.
Also out of the midst thereof, the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their
appearance: they had the likeness of a man.
And out of its midst [is] a likeness of four living creatures, and this [is] their appearance; a likeness of man [is] to them, 
Ezekiel 1 6
Everyone had four faces, and everyone of them had four wings.
And every one had four faces, and every one of them had four wings.
and four faces [are] to each, and four wings [are] to each of them,
Ezekiel 1 7
Their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf`s foot; and they sparkled like burnished brass.
And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf`s
foot; and they sparkled as the look of burnished brass.
and their feet [are] straight feet, and the sole of their feet [is] as a sole of a calf`s
foot, and they are sparkling as the colour of bright brass;
Ezekiel 1 8
They had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings [thus]:
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had
their faces and their wings:
and hands of man under their wings -- on their four sides, and their faces and
their wings -- [are] to them four;
Ezekiel 1 9
their wings were joined one to another; they didn`t turn when they went; they went everyone straight forward.
their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every
one straight forward.
joining one unto another [are] their wings, they turn not round in their going,
each straight forward they go.
Ezekiel 1 10
As for the likeness of their faces, they had the face of a man; and they four had the face of a lion on the right side; and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four had also the face of an eagle.
And the likeness of their faces was the face of a man; and they four had the face of a lion
on the right side; and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four had also
the face of an eagle.
As to the likeness of their faces, the face of a man, and the face of a lion, toward
the right [are] to them four, and the face of an ox on the left [are] to them four,
and the face of an eagle [are] to them four.
Ezekiel 1 11
Their faces and their wings were separate above; two [wings] of everyone were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
And their faces and their wings were parted above; two [wings] of every one were joined
one to another, and two covered their bodies.
And their faces and their wings are separate from above, to each [are] two joining
together, and two are covering their bodies.
Ezekiel 1 12
They went everyone straight forward: where the spirit was to go, they went; they didn`t turn when they went.
And they went every one straight forward: whither the Spirit was to go, they went; they
turned not when they went.
And each straight forward they go, whither the spirit is to go, they go, they turn
not round in their going.
Ezekiel 1 13
As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches: [the fire] went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
And as for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals
of fire, as the appearance of torches: it went up and down among the living creatures;
and the fire was bright; and out of the fire went forth lightning.
As to the likeness of the living creatures, their appearances [are] as coals of fire --
burning as the appearance of lamps; it is going up and down between the living
creatures, and brightness [is] to the fire, and out of the fire is going forth
lightning.
Ezekiel 1 14
The living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
And the living creatures are running, and turning back, as the appearance of the
flash.
Ezekiel 1 15
Now as I saw the living creatures, behold, one wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, for each of the four faces of it.
And I looked at the living creatures, and behold, one wheel upon the earth beside the
living creatures, toward their four faces.
And I see the living creatures, and lo, one wheel [is] in the earth, near the living
creatures, at its four faces.
Ezekiel 1 16
The appearance of the wheels and their work was like a beryl: and they four had one likeness; and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel within a wheel.
The appearance of the wheels and their work was as the look of a chrysolite; and they four had one likeness; and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the
middle of a wheel.
The appearance of the wheels and their works [is] as the colour of beryl, and one
likeness [is] to them four, and their appearances and their works [are] as it were
the wheel in the midst of the wheel.
Ezekiel 1 17
When they went, they went in their four directions: they didn`t turn when they went.
When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not when they went.
On their four sides, in their going they go, they turn not round in their going.
Ezekiel 1 18
As for their rims, they were high and dreadful; and they four had their rims full of eyes round about.
As for their rims, they were high and dreadful; and they four had their rims full of eyes
round about.
As to their rings, they are both high and fearful, and their rings [are] full of eyes
round about them four.
Ezekiel 1 19
When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
And when the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living
creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
And in the going of the living creatures, the wheels go beside them, and in the
living creatures being lifted up from off the earth, lifted up are the wheels.
Ezekiel 1 20
Wherever the spirit was to go, they went; there was the spirit to go: and the wheels were lifted up beside them; for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
Whithersoever the Spirit was to go, they went, thither would [their] spirit go; and the
wheels were lifted up along with them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the
wheels.
Whither the spirit is to go, they go, thither the spirit [is] to go, and the wheels
are lifted up over-against them, for a living spirit [is] in the wheels.
Ezekiel 1 21
When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up beside them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
When those went, they went; and when those stood, they stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up along with them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
In their going, they go; and in their standing, they stand; and in their being
lifted up from off the earth, lifted up are the wheels over-against them; for a
living spirit [is] in the wheels.
Ezekiel 1 22
Over the head of the living creature there was the likeness of an expanse, like the awesome crystal to look on, stretched forth over their heads above.
And there was the likeness of an expanse over the heads of the living creature, as the look of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.
And a likeness [is] over the heads of the living creatures of an expanse, as the
colour of the fearful ice, stretched out over their heads from above.
Ezekiel 1 23
Under the expanse were their wings straight, the one toward the other: everyone had two which covered on this side, and every one had two which covered on that side, their bodies. And under the expanse were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one
had two which covered on this side, and every one had two which covered on that side
their bodies.
And under the expanse their wings [are] straight, one toward the other, to each
are two covering on this side, and to each are two covering on that side -- their
bodies.
Ezekiel 1 24
When they went, I heard the noise of their wings like the noise of great waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a noise of tumult like the noise of a host: when they stood, they let down their wings.
And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as
the voice of the Almighty, a tumultuous noise, as the noise of a host: when they stood,
they let down their wings;
And I hear the noise of their wings, as the noise of many waters, as the noise of the
Mighty One, in their going -- the noise of tumult, as the noise of a camp, in their
standing they let fall their wings.
Ezekiel 1 25
There was a voice above the expanse that was over their heads: when they stood, they let down their wings.
and there was a voice from above the expanse that was over their heads. When they stood, they let down their wings.
And there is a voice from above the expanse, that [is] above their head: in their
standing they let fall their wings.
Ezekiel 1 26
Above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone; and on the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the appearance of a man on it above.
And above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the
appearance of a sapphire stone; and upon the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the
appearance of a man above upon it.
And above the expanse that [is] over their head, as an appearance of a sapphire
stone, [is] the likeness of a throne, and on the likeness of the throne a likeness, as
the appearance of man upon it from above.
Ezekiel 1 27
I saw as it were glowing metal, as the appearance of fire within it round about, from the
appearance of his loins and upward; and from the appearance of his loins and downward I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness round about him.
And I saw as the look of glowing brass, as the appearance of fire, within it round about;
from the appearance of his loins and upward, and from the appearance of his loins and
downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
And I see as the colour of copper, as the appearance of fire within it round about,
from the appearance of his loins and upward, and from the appearance of his loins
and downward, I have seen as the appearance of fire, and brightness [is] to it
round about.
Ezekiel 1 28
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Yahweh. When I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the
appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the
glory of Jehovah. And when I saw, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.
As the appearance of the bow that is in a cloud in a day of rain, so [is] the
appearance of the brightness round about.
Ezekiel 2 1
He said to me, Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak with thee.
It [is] the appearance of the likeness of the honour of Jehovah, and I see, and fall on
my face, and I hear a voice speaking, and He saith unto me, `Son of man, stand on
thy feet, and I speak with thee.`
Ezekiel 2 2
The Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard him who spoke to me.
And the Spirit entered into me when he spoke unto me, and set me upon my feet; and I
heard him that spoke unto me.
And there doth come into me a spirit, when He hath spoken unto me, and it
causeth me to stand on my feet, and I hear Him who is speaking unto me.
Ezekiel 2 3
He said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, to nations that are rebellious, which have rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me even to this very day.
And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to nations that are
rebellious, which have rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed
against me unto this very day;
And He saith unto Me, `Son of man, I am sending thee unto the sons of Israel, unto
nations who are rebels, who have rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have
transgressed against Me, unto this self-same day.
Ezekiel 2 4
The children are impudent and stiff-hearted: I do sent you to them; and you shall tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh.
and these children are impudent and hard-hearted: I am sending thee unto them; and
thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah.
And the sons [are] brazen-faced and hard-hearted to whom I am sending thee, and
thou hast said unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah:
Ezekiel 2 5
They, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there has been a prophet among them.
And they, whether they will hear or whether they will forbear -- for they are a rebellious
house -- yet shall they know that there hath been a prophet among them.
and they -- whether they hear, or whether they forbear, for a rebellious house they
[are] -- have known that a prophet hath been in their midst.
Ezekiel 2 6
You, son of man, don`t be afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you, and you do dwell among scorpions: don`t be afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, and be not afraid of their words; for briars
and thorns are with thee, and thou dwellest among scorpions: be not afraid of their
words, and be not dismayed at their faces; for they are a rebellious house.
`And thou, son of man, thou art not afraid of them, yea, of their words thou art not
afraid, for briers and thorns are with thee, and near scorpions thou art dwelling,
of their words thou art not afraid, and of their faces thou art not affrighted, for
they [are] a rebellious house,
Ezekiel 2 7
You shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear; for they are most rebellious.
And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear or whether they will
forbear; for they are rebellious.
And thou hast spoken My words unto them, whether they hear or whether they
forbear, for they [are] rebellious.
Ezekiel 2 8
But you, son of man, hear what I tell you; don`t be you rebellious like that rebellious house: open your mouth, and eat that which I give you.
And thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; be not thou rebellious like that
rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.
`And thou, son of man, hear that which I am speaking unto thee: Thou art not
rebellious like the rebellious house, open thy mouth, and eat that which I am
giving unto thee.`
Ezekiel 2 9
When I looked, behold, a hand was put forth to me; and, behold, a scroll of a book was therein;
And I looked, and behold, a hand was put forth toward me; and behold, a roll of a book
therein.
And I look, and lo, a hand [is] sent forth unto me, and lo, in it a roll of a book,
Ezekiel 2 10
He spread it before me: and it was written within and without; and there were written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
And he spread it out before me; and it was written within and without; and there were
written in it lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
and He spreadeth it before me, and it is written in front and behind, and written
on it [are] lamentations, and mourning, and wo!
Ezekiel 3 1
He said to me, Son of man, eat that which you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.
And he said unto me, Son of man, eat what thou findest; eat this roll, and go, speak unto
the house of Israel.
And He saith unto me, `Son of man, that which thou findest eat, eat this roll, and
go, speak unto the house of Israel.`
Ezekiel 3 2
So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat the scroll.
So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
And I open my mouth, and He causeth me to eat this roll.
Ezekiel 3 3
He said to me, Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your bowels with this scroll that I give you. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll
which I give thee. And I ate, and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
And He saith unto me, `Son of man, thy belly thou dost feed, and thy bowels thou
dost fill with this roll that I am giving unto thee;` and I eat it, and it is in my
mouth as honey for sweetness.
Ezekiel 3 4
He said to me, Son of man, go, get you to the house of Israel, and speak with my words to them.
And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my
words unto them.
And He saith unto me, `Son of man, go, enter in unto the house of Israel, and thou
hast spoken with My words unto them.
Ezekiel 3 5
For you are not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel;
For thou art not sent to a people of strange language, and of difficult speech, [but] to the
house of Israel;
For, not unto a people deep of lip and heavy of tongue [art] thou sent -- unto the
house of Israel;
Ezekiel 3 6
not to many peoples of a strange speech and of a hard language, whose words you can not
understand. Surely, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you.
not to many peoples of strange language and of difficult speech, whose words thou canst
not understand: had I sent thee to them, would they not hearken unto thee?
not unto many peoples, deep of lip and heavy of tongue, whose words thou dost not
understand. If I had not sent thee unto them -- they, they do hearken unto thee,
Ezekiel 3 7
But the house of Israel will not listen to you; for they will not listen to me: for all the house of Israel are of hard forehead and of a stiff heart.
But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee, for none of them will hearken unto me. For all the house of Israel are hard of forehead and stiff of heart.
but the house of Israel are not willing to hearken unto thee, for they are not
willing to hearken unto Me, for all the house of Israel are brazen-faced and
strong-hearted.
Ezekiel 3 8
Behold, I have made your face hard against their faces, and your forehead hard against their foreheads.
Behold, I have made thy face hard against their faces, and thy forehead hard against
their foreheads.
`Lo, I have made thy face strong against their face, and thy forehead strong
against their forehead.
Ezekiel 3 9
As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: don`t be afraid of them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead. Fear them not, neither be
dismayed at them, for they are a rebellious house.
As an adamant harder than a rock I have made thy forehead; thou dost not fear
them, nor art thou affrighted before them, for a rebellious house [are] they.`
Ezekiel 3 10
Moreover he said to me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears.
And he said unto me, Son of man, all my words which I shall speak unto thee, receive in
thy heart, and hear with thine ears;
And He saith unto me, `Son of man, all My words, that I speak unto thee, receive
with thy heart, and with thine ears hear;
Ezekiel 3 11
Go, get you to them of the captivity, to the children of your people, and speak to them, and tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
and go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto
them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah, -- whether they will hear or whether
they will forbear.
and go, enter in unto the Removed, unto the sons of thy people, and thou hast
spoken unto them, and hast said unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: whether
they hear, or whether they forbear.`
Ezekiel 3 12
Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me the voice of a great rushing, [saying],
Blessed be the glory of Yahweh from his place.
And the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me the sound of a great rushing, [saying,]
Blessed be the glory of Jehovah from his place!
And lift me up doth a spirit, and I hear behind me a noise, a great rushing --
`Blessed [is] the honour of Jehovah from His place!` --
Ezekiel 3 13
[I heard] the noise of the wings of the living creatures as they touched one another, and the noise of the wheels beside them, even the noise of a great rushing.
-- and the sound of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the
sound of the wheels beside them, and the sound of a great rushing.
even a noise of the wings of the living creatures touching one another, and a noise
of the wheels over-against them, even a noise of a great rushing.
Ezekiel 3 14
So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; and the hand of Yahweh was strong on me.
And the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my
spirit, and the hand of Jehovah was strong upon me.
And a spirit hath lifted me up, and doth take me away, and I go bitterly, in the
heat of my spirit, and the hand of Jehovah on me [is] strong.
Ezekiel 3 15
Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib, that lived by the river Chebar, and to where they lived; and I sat there overwhelmed among them seven days.
And I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river Chebar, and I sat
where they sat; and I sat there astonied among them seven days.
And I come in unto the Removed, at Tel-Ahib, who are dwelling at the river
Chebar, and where they are dwelling I also dwell seven days, causing
astonishment in their midst.
Ezekiel 3 16
It happened at the end of seven days, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of Jehovah came unto me,
saying,
And it cometh to pass, at the end of seven days,
Ezekiel 3 17
Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
Son of man, I have appointed thee a watchman unto the house of Israel, and thou shalt
hear the word from my mouth, and give them warning from me.
that there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, `Son of man, a watchman I have
given thee to the house of Israel, and thou hast heard from My mouth a word, and
hast warned them from Me.
Ezekiel 3 18
When I tell the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.
When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt certainly die; and thou givest him not warning,
nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, that he may live: the same wicked
[man] shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thy hand.
In My saying to the wicked: Thou dost surely die; and thou hast not warned him,
nor hast spoken to warn the wicked from his wicked way, so that he doth live; he -
- the wicked -- in his iniquity dieth, and his blood from thy hand I require.
Ezekiel 3 19
Yet if you warn the wicked, and he doesn`t turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
But if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked
way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
And thou, because thou hast warned the wicked, and he hath not turned back from
his wickedness, and from his wicked way, he in his iniquity dieth, and thou thy
soul hast delivered.
Ezekiel 3 20
Again, when a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand.
And when a righteous [man] doth turn from his righteousness, and do what is wrong, and
I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die; because thou hast not given him
warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous acts which he hath done shall not be
remembered; but his blood will I require at thy hand.
`And in the turning back of the righteous from his righteousness, and he hath
done perversity, and I have put a stumbling-block before him, he dieth; because
thou hast not warned him, in his sin he dieth, and not remembered is his
righteousness that he hath done, and his blood from thy hand I require.
Ezekiel 3 21
Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning; and you have delivered your soul.
And if thou warn the righteous [man], that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he
shall certainly live, for he hath taken warning; and thou hast delivered thy soul.
And thou, because thou hast warned him -- the righteous -- that the righteous sin
not, and he hath not sinned, he surely liveth, because he hath been warned; and
thou thy soul hast delivered.`
Ezekiel 3 22
The hand of Yahweh was there on me; and he said to me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with you.
And the hand of Jehovah was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the
valley, and there I will talk with thee.
And there is on me there a hand of Jehovah, and He saith to me, `Rise, go forth to
the valley, and there I do speak with thee.`
Ezekiel 3 23
Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of Yahweh stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell on my face.
And I arose, and went forth into the valley, and behold, the glory of Jehovah stood there,
like the glory which I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell on my face.
And I rise and go forth unto the valley, and lo, there the honour of Jehovah is
standing as the honour that I had seen by the river Chebar, and I fall on my face.
Ezekiel 3 24
Then the Spirit entered into me, and set me on my feet; and he spoke with me, and said to me, Go, shut yourself within your house.
And the Spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet; and he spoke with me, and said
unto me, Go, shut thyself within thy house.
And come into me doth a spirit, and causeth me to stand on my feet, and He
speaketh with me, and saith unto me, `Go in, be shut up in the midst of thy house.
Ezekiel 3 25
But you, son of man, behold, they shall lay bands on you, and shall bind you with them, and you shall not go out among them:
And thou, son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee
therewith, and thou shalt not go out among them.
`And thou, son of man, lo, they have put on thee thick bands, and have bound thee
with them, and thou goest not forth in their midst;
Ezekiel 3 26
and I will make your tongue cleave to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be mute, and shall not be to them a reprover; for they are a rebellious house.
And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and
shalt not be to them a reprover; for they are a rebellious house.
and thy tongue I cause to cleave unto thy palate, and thou hast been dumb, and art
not to them for a reprover, for a rebellious house [are] they.
Ezekiel 3 27
But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: He who hears, let him hear; and he who forbears, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.
And when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus
saith the Lord Jehovah: He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him
forbear: for they are a rebellious house.
And in My speaking with thee, I do open thy mouth, and thou hast said unto them:
Thus said the Lord Jehovah; the hearer doth hear, and the forbearer doth forbear;
for a rebellious house [are] they.
Ezekiel 4 1
You also, son of man, take a tile, and lay it before you, and portray on it a city, even Jerusalem:
And thou, son of man, take thee a brick, and lay it before thee, and portray upon it a city,
-- Jerusalem:
`And thou, son of man, take to thee a brick, and thou hast put it before thee, and
hast graven on it a city -- Jerusalem,
Ezekiel 4 2
and lay siege against it, and build forts against it, and cast up a mound against it; set camps also against it, and plant battering rams against it round about.
and lay siege against it, and build forts against it, and cast a mound against it, and set
camps against it, and place battering-rams against it round about.
and hast placed against it a siege, and builded against it a fortification, and
poured out against it a mount, and placed against it camps, yea, set thou against
it battering-rams round about.
Ezekiel 4 3
Take for yourself an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between you and the city: and set your face toward it, and it shall be besieged, and you shall lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
And take thou unto thee an iron plate, and put it [for] a wall of iron between thee and the
city; and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege
against it: this shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
And thou, take to thee an iron pan, and thou hast made it a wall of iron between
thee and the city; and thou hast prepared thy face against it, and it hath been in a
siege, yea, thou hast laid siege against it. A sign it [is] to the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 4 4
Moreover lie you on your left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel on it; [according to] the number of the days that you shall lie on it, you shall bear their iniquity.
And thou, lie upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: the
number of the days that thou liest upon it, thou shalt bear their iniquity.
`And thou, lie on thy left side, and thou hast placed the iniquity of the house of
Israel on it; the number of the days that thou liest on it, thou bearest their
iniquity.
Ezekiel 4 5
For I have appointed the years of their iniquity to be to you a number of days, even three
hundred ninety days: so shall you bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
And I have appointed thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the
days, three hundred and ninety days; and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of
Israel.
And I -- I have laid on thee the years of their iniquity, the number of days, three
hundred and ninety days; and thou hast borne the iniquity of the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 4 6
Again, when you have accomplished these, you shall lie on your right side, and shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah: forty days, each day for a year, have I appointed it to you.
And when thou hast accomplished them, thou shalt lie again on thy right side, and thou
shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day
for a year.
And thou hast completed these, and hast lain on thy right side, a second time, and
hast borne the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days -- a day for a year -- a day
for a year I have appointed to thee.
Ezekiel 4 7
You shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, with your arm uncovered; and you shall prophesy against it.
And thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be
uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it.
`And unto the siege of Jerusalem thou dost prepare thy face, and thine arm [is]
uncovered, and thou hast prophesied concerning it.
Ezekiel 4 8
Behold, I lay bands on you, and you shall not turn you from one side to the other, until you have accomplished the days of your siege.
And behold, I lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thyself from one side to the
other, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege.
And lo, I have put on thee thick bands, and thou dost not turn from side to side till
thy completing the days of thy siege.
Ezekiel 4 9
Take for yourself also wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make you bread of it; [according to] the number of the days that you shall lie on your side, even three hundred ninety days, shall you eat of it.
And thou, take unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt,
and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, [according to] the number of
the days that thou liest upon thy side: three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat
thereof.
`And thou, take to thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and
spelt, and thou hast put them in one vessel, and made them to thee for bread; the
number of the days that thou art lying on thy side -- three hundred and ninety
days -- thou dost eat it.
Ezekiel 4 10
Your food which you shall eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shall you eat it.
And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to
time shalt thou eat it.
And thy food that thou dost eat [is] by weight, twenty shekels daily; from time to
time thou dost eat it.
Ezekiel 4 11
You shall drink water by measure, the sixth part of a hin: from time to time shall you drink.
And thou shalt drink water by measure, the sixth part of a hin: from time to time shalt
thou drink.
`And water by measure thou dost drink, a sixth part of the hin; from time to time
thou dost drink [it].
Ezekiel 4 12
You shall eat it as barley cakes, and you shall bake it in their sight with dung that comes out of man.
And thou shalt eat it [as] barley-cake, and thou shalt bake it in their sight with dung
that cometh out of man.
A barley-cake thou dost eat it, and it with dung -- the filth of man -- thou dost
bake before their eyes.
Ezekiel 4 13
Yahweh said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their bread unclean, among the nations where I will drive them.
And Jehovah said, So shall the children of Israel eat their bread unclean among the
nations whither I will drive them.
And Jehovah saith, `Thus do the sons of Israel eat their defiled bread among the
nations whither I drive them.`
Ezekiel 4 14
Then said I, Ah Lord Yahweh! behold, my soul has not been polluted; for from my youth up even until now have I not eaten of that which dies of itself, or is torn of animals; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
Then said I, Ah, Lord Jehovah! behold, my soul hath not been defiled, and from my youth
up even until now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or of that which is torn;
neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
And I say, `Ah, Lord Jehovah, lo, my soul is not defiled, and carcase, and torn thing,
I have not eaten from my youth, even till now; nor come into my mouth hath
abominable flesh.`
Ezekiel 4 15
Then he said to me, Behold, I have given you cow`s dung for man`s dung, and you shall prepare your bread thereon.
And he said unto me, See, I have given thee cow`s dung for man`s dung, and thou shalt
prepare thy bread therewith.
And He saith unto me, `See, I have given to thee bullock`s dung instead of man`s
dung, and thou hast made thy bread by it.`
Ezekiel 4 16
Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with fearfulness; and they shall drink water by measure, and in dismay:
And he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I break the staff of bread in Jerusalem; and they shall eat bread by weight, and with anxiety; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment:
And He saith unto me, `Son of man, lo, I am breaking the staff of bread in
Jerusalem, and they have eaten bread by weight and with fear; and water by
measure and with astonishment, they do drink;
Ezekiel 4 17
that they may want bread and water, and be dismayed one with another, and pine away in their iniquity.
because bread and water shall fail them, and they shall be astonied one with another, and waste away in their iniquity.
so that they lack bread and water, and have been astonished one with another, and
been consumed in their iniquity.



Study Questions
 Where was Ezekiel when the visions of God came to him? 1:1-3
 
Describe the figures of Ezekiel's vision? 1:5-11
 
What was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD like? 1:26-28
 
What was Ezekiel commanded to eat? 2:8-9
 
The whole house of Israel is _______ and _________? 3:7
 
What is the end result of the knowledge of personal sin for:
 1. The righteous 2. The wicked?
 
Why was Ezekiel to lie on his side? 4:4-6


The World English Bible

Nov. 27
Hebrews 13

Heb 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.
Heb 13:2 Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.
Heb 13:3 Remember those who are in bonds, as bound with them; and those who are ill-treated, since you are also in the body.
Heb 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: but God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.
Heb 13:5 Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, "I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you."
Heb 13:6 So that with good courage we say, "The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?"
Heb 13:7 Remember your leaders, men who spoke to you the word of God, and considering the results of their conduct, imitate their faith.
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Heb 13:9 Don't be carried away by various and strange teachings, for it is good that the heart be established by grace, not by food, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.
Heb 13:10 We have an altar from which those who serve the holy tabernacle have no right to eat.
Heb 13:11 For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside of the camp.
Heb 13:12 Therefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people through his own blood, suffered outside of the gate.
Heb 13:13 Let us therefore go out to him outside of the camp, bearing his reproach.
Heb 13:14 For we don't have here an enduring city, but we seek that which is to come.
Heb 13:15 Through him, then, let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of lips which proclaim allegiance to his name.
Heb 13:16 But don't forget to be doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Heb 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you.
Heb 13:18 Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.
Heb 13:19 I strongly urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you sooner.
Heb 13:20 Now may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, our Lord Jesus,
Heb 13:21 make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Heb 13:22 But I exhort you, brothers, endure the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words.
Heb 13:23 Know that our brother Timothy has been freed, with whom, if he comes shortly, I will see you.
Heb 13:24 Greet all of your leaders and all the saints. The Italians greet you.
Heb 13:25 Grace be with you all. Amen.





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Hebrews

 
Hebrews 13 1
Let brotherly love continue.
Let brotherly love abide.
Let brotherly love remain;
Hebrews 13 2
Don`t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.
Be not forgetful of hospitality; for by it some have unawares entertained angels.
of the hospitality be not forgetful, for through this unawares certain did
entertain messengers;
Hebrews 13 3
Remember those who are in bonds, as bound with them; and those who are ill-treated, since you are also in the body.
Remember prisoners, as bound with [them]; those that are evil-treated, as being
yourselves also in [the] body.
be mindful of those in bonds, as having been bound with them, of those
maltreated, as also yourselves being in the body;
Hebrews 13 4
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: but God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.
[Let] marriage [be held] every way in honour, and the bed [be] undefiled; for fornicators
and adulterers will God judge.
honourable [is] the marriage in all, and the bed undefiled, and whoremongers and
adulterers God shall judge.
Hebrews 13 5
Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, "I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you."
[Let your] conversation [be] without love of money, satisfied with [your] present
circumstances; for *he* has said, I will not leave thee, neither will I forsake thee.
Without covetousness the behaviour, being content with the things present, for
He hath said, `No, I will not leave, no, nor forsake thee,`
Hebrews 13 6
So that with good courage we say, "The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What will man do to me?"
So that, taking courage, we may say, The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not be afraid:
what will man do unto me?
so that we do boldly say, `The Lord [is] to me a helper, and I will not fear what man
shall do to me.`
Hebrews 13 7
Remember your leaders, men who spoke to you the word of God, and considering the results of their conduct, imitate their faith.
Remember your leaders who have spoken to you the word of God; and considering the
issue of their conversation, imitate their faith.
Be mindful of those leading you, who did speak to you the word of God, whose faith
-- considering the issue of the behaviour -- be imitating,
Hebrews 13 8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday, and to-day, and to the ages [to come].
Jesus Christ yesterday and to-day the same, and to the ages;
Hebrews 13 9
Don`t be carried away by various and strange teachings, for it is good that the heart be
established by grace, not by food, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.
Be not carried away with various and strange doctrines; for [it is] good that the heart be
confirmed with grace, not meats; those who have walked in which have not been
profited by [them].
with teachings manifold and strange be not carried about, for [it is] good that by
grace the heart be confirmed, not with meats, in which they who were occupied
were not profited;
Hebrews 13 10
We have an altar from which those who serve the holy tent have no right to eat.
We have an altar of which they have no right to eat who serve the tabernacle;
we have an altar, of which to eat they have no authority who the tabernacle are
serving,
Hebrews 13 11
For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside of the camp.
for of those beasts whose blood is carried [as sacrifices for sin] into the [holy of] holies by
the high priest, of these the bodies are burned outside the camp.
for of those beasts whose blood is brought for sin into the holy places through the
chief priest -- of these the bodies are burned without the camp.
Hebrews 13 12
Therefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people through his own blood, suffered outside of the gate.
Wherefore also Jesus, that he might sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered
without the gate:
Wherefore, also Jesus -- that he might sanctify through [his] own blood the people
-- without the gate did suffer;
Hebrews 13 13
Let us therefore go forth to him outside of the camp, bearing his reproach.
therefore let us go forth to him without the camp, bearing his reproach:
now, then, may we go forth unto him without the camp, his reproach bearing;
Hebrews 13 14
For we don`t have here an enduring city, but we seek that which is to come.
for we have not here an abiding city, but we seek the coming one.
for we have not here an abiding city, but the coming one we seek;
Hebrews 13 15
Through him, then, let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of lips which make confession to his name.
By him therefore let us offer [the] sacrifice of praise continually to God, that is, [the]
fruit of [the] lips confessing his name.
through him, then, we may offer up a sacrifice of praise always to God, that is, the
fruit of lips, giving thanks to His name;
Hebrews 13 16
But don`t forget to be doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
But of doing good and communicating [of your substance] be not forgetful, for with such
sacrifices God is well pleased.
and of doing good, and of fellowship, be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God
is well-pleased.
Hebrews 13 17
Obey those who have the rule over you, and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you.
Obey your leaders, and be submissive; for *they* watch over your souls as those that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not groaning, for this [would be]
unprofitable for you.
Be obedient to those leading you, and be subject, for these do watch for your souls,
as about to give account, that with joy they may do this, and not sighing, for this
[is] unprofitable to you.
Hebrews 13 18
Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.
Pray for us: for we persuade ourselves that we have a good conscience, in all things
desirous to walk rightly.
Pray for us, for we trust that we have a good conscience, in all things willing to
behave well,
Hebrews 13 19
I strongly urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you sooner.
But I much more beseech [you] to do this, that I may the more quickly be restored to you.
and more abundantly do I call upon [you] to do this, that more quickly I may be restored to you.
Hebrews 13 20
Now may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, our Lord Jesus,
But the God of peace, who brought again from among [the] dead our Lord Jesus, the great
shepherd of the sheep, in [the power of the] blood of [the] eternal covenant,
And the God of the peace, who did bring up out of the dead the great shepherd of
the sheep -- in the blood of an age-during covenant -- our Lord Jesus,
Hebrews 13 21
make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
perfect you in every good work to the doing of his will, doing in you what is pleasing
before him through Jesus Christ; to whom [be] glory for the ages of ages. Amen.
make you perfect in every good work to do His will, doing in you that which is
well-pleasing before Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom [is] the glory -- to the
ages of the ages! Amen.
Hebrews 13 22
But I exhort you, brothers, endure the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words.
But I beseech you, brethren, bear the word of exhortation, for it is but in few words that
I have written to you.
And I entreat you, brethren, suffer the word of the exhortation, for also through
few words I have written to you.
Hebrews 13 23
Know that our brother Timothy has been freed, with whom, if he comes shortly, I will see you.
Know that our brother Timotheus is set at liberty; with whom, if he should come soon, I
will see you.
Know ye that the brother Timotheus is released, with whom, if he may come more
shortly, I will see you.
Hebrews 13 24
Greet all of your leaders and all the saints. The Italians Greet you.
Salute all your leaders, and all the saints. They from Italy salute you.
Salute all those leading you, and all the saints; salute you doth those from Italy:
Hebrews 13 25
Grace be with you all. Amen.
Grace [be] with you all. Amen.
the grace [is] with you all! Amen.



Study Questions
Who will God judge? 13:4
 
Jesus Christ is? 13:8
 
How are the people sanctified? 13:12