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From Ben Fronczek... Hidden Treasure in 1 Peter 3

Hidden Treasure in 1 Peter 3

A Hidden Treasure  I Peter 3   
By Ben Fronczek

Trash or Treasure? A fellow by the name of Craig Randall drove a garbage truck to Wendy’s restaurant where he pick up their trash. One day he got a surprise that he did not expect.  One day when he stopped at Wendy’s, he rummaged through the garbage and pulled a contest sticker off a cup and he won a free chicken sandwich. The following week he found another cup and figured, “Hey, I’d like to get some free fries to go with my free chicken sandwich.”  When he pulled the sticker off, it read: “Congratulations! You have won $200,000.” Someone who had eaten in the restaurant hadn’t taken the time to pull off the sticker before throwing it away. To one person it was trash. To another, treasure.

The riches of God’s Word many times are like that. We can read it and occasionally we come across a real treasures. I’ve seen that in 1 Peter 3.

In our text today in 1 Peter 3, I believe I found more treasure that many of us may overlook when we read through these verses. In the context so far the apostle Peter has been instructing his reader that we should remain faithful and do our best to endure persecution that comes along with being a Christian. In our last lesson I discussed what Peter had to say in chapter 3:15-16 where he said,  

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.”

The people he wrote to were being persecute and abused because of their faith in Christ. It wasn’t easy to live the Christian life. Many had already lost their lives and loved ones because they put their faith and hope in Jesus. People were suffering for doing the right thing. Here in the text Peter goes on to write down something wonderful yet mysterious, and herein lies our hidden treasure for today. Let me read this to you starting with verse 17.

It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” NIV  

 The NLT put translate this verse like this, it says.   

17 Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!”

You mean to say that God wants us to be punished for doing good? I don’t think God necessarily wants us to be punished for doing good, as much as He doesn’t want us to be doing wrong or evil and getting punished for that.   Would you rather see your child given a hard time because they told the truth or because they lied? I don’t want my kids to be persecuted at all, but if they are I hope that it’s not because they have done something wrong. The sad reality is, some people are going to persecute us and give us a hard time whether we are in the right or wrong and Peter goes on to give us a perfect example of that in the following verses, he writes,  

18 For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,”

As one reads over this, we read that Peter again lets us know that Jesus Himself was not doing anything evil yet He was persecuted. Even Jesus was not exempt for getting in trouble for doing the right thing. 

But as you read into this verse and the next, there is so much more revealed;  hidden treasure

Did you see it? He said,  

18 For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,”  The NLT says it this way;  “Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but He died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.” NLT

There are 2 precious jewels that I see here:                                                                     

#1) His trials and death had purpose. All that He endured and went through was ultimately meant to bring us safely home to God. What can be any more precious than that? Even knowing that our love one’s who loved Christ are now safely home with God.

#2) Even though He was put to death, this text clearly indicates that He was raised to life in the Spirit. Some versions say that He was raised by the spirit.   

Now there is a big controversy as to whether the text says that Jesus was raise ‘in’ the or ‘by’ the spirit. Unfortunately, based on my understanding, the original Greek text does not contain either word, but was added in translation based on context.

I lean more toward those who feel that the text implies that Jesus was, ‘raised to life in the Spirit’ .
In his commentary scholar and former professor Dr. Guy Woods discusses significance in his commentary on 1 Peter. Here is what he writes on the subject. 

“Two things are affirmed of the Lord in this statement; 

#1) He was put to death in flesh,   
#2) He was made alive in spirit.  

In death and in spirit are locative and indicative of the sphere in which the action occurred.  The meaning is, the sphere of death, for our Lord, was in the flesh; the sphere in which He was made alive was in the spirit. (The point is) death affected only His flesh.

The spirit alluded to in this verse is, therefore, that inner part that stands in contrast with the flesh – the divine spirit which Jesus possessed which all men possess, was not affected by the death which He suffered.
Why should it be asserted that in this spirit He was made alive? It should be remembered that it was Peter’s  purpose to show that though Christ suffered death, this, far from terminated His existence or destroyed His influence, it  merely enabled Him to be energized, brought to active life in the realm of spirit. His spirit, instead of perishing in death, was clothed with renewed and enhanced powers of life. At death, this spirit passed into a new sphere of existence, hence was said to have been made alive”
In laymen terms, Jesus’ body died, but as we know it was not the end for Him, nor is it for us when our physical body stops functioning. I believe the moment after He took His last breath on the cross His spirit was released into a new and greater realm, a spiritual realm, one which we understand very little about, one which defies of time and space.  (On the cross Jesus told God  

”Into your hands is commit my spirit)

I believe Peter wanted to reassure those Christians it did not end there on the cross. As a matter of fact the moment after we take our last breath, we likewise enter that eternal spiritual realm without skipping a beat.  Do you remember what Jesus told the faithful thief on the cross in Luke 23:43? He told him that 

“today you will be with me in paradise.”

 Not in a 100 or 1000 years, but rather that very day; in fact just a few hours later.  (In Acts 7:54-60 Stephan told the Jews as they stoned him that he could Jesus stand at God’s right hand)
Just because your body dies it doesn’t mean you die dead; part of you does die; the flesh. But the rest of you enters a realm of wonder and majesty, that is if you are a Christian.

Do you remember the story of the rich man and Lazarus? In that Parable which Jesus told we read that the both died, but that wasn’t then end of the story. One went to paradise, signified by Abraham’s bosom, and one went to a place of suffering. (Luke 16:19-31)
In our text Peter even indicates that Jesus did something after He died on the cross and came alive in the spirit. Listen to what Peter says next concerning what Jesus did.

He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, 19 through whom (or ‘in which’) also He went and preached to the spirits in prison 20 who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. “

 So what exactly did Jesus do in after He died in the flesh and was made alive in that spiritual realm?  Again, commentators are divided over what Peter is saying here. Most agree that rather than preaching to these individuals mentioned here a better phrase would be that ‘He went and made a proclamation to them.’

Exactly who they were, there are many opinions.

- Some say, the fallen angels which Jude talks about.

- Some say He went back in time to speak to the disbelievers during the time of Noah.

- Some think Jesus spoke through Noah.

- Some think Jesus went and talk to those individuals who drown in the flood who are now in Hades.

I don’t think anyone actually knows who He talked to, when, or even what He said. I sure don’t. But the encouraging point that Peter is making here is that even though Jesus was persecuted and put to death for doing what was right, that is not the end.  It wasn’t for Him and it won’t be for us.  Isn’t that good to know! There inlies our 2nd treasure seen in this text.
As an added bonus we also have a brief discussion on Baptism and its significance. He writes, 

In it (that is the ark) only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand —with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.”

Over the years I have read and heard people down play the significance of water baptism. Some say that it is an outward sign of something that has already happened in one’s heart. One should do it because Jesus got baptized and He said we should do it as well. I even heard one lady say that if it was good enough for John the Baptist and Jesus, it was good enough for her; but if you arn’t baptized for some reason you can still be saved without it because you are saved before you do it. But what does Peter say in this text? The water that cleansed the world and save Noah and his family is symbolic of baptism that now saves us. Isn’t that what it says?

In Acts 2, Peter told the believing Jews when they asked what to do when they realized that they were lost in sin, that they needed to repent and be baptized

for the forgiveness of their sin.”

When I read this I can’t help but believe that something happens in the baptismal water because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Even Jesus said in Mark 16:16  

 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”

Ananias told pertinent Paul in Acts 22:16 

Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.”

And then in Romans 6, Paul himself later wrote that when we go down into the water and we are buried, something dies, but when we come up and out of the baptismal water we are raised to a new life; we are born again.
What did the flood do back in Noah’s time. It washed away and destroyed all the sinful disbelievers. When Noah and his family exited the ark they entered a world cleansed of sin and began a new life. It was like they were born again or had a new beginning.

Now here is something very important. Peter does not say that Noah and his family were saved by water, nor in water, nor from water, he said that they were saved through water. That is, water was the means through which God exercised his saving power because of what Jesus did on the cross.
 
Likewise, baptism saves now, not because it is the savior,    rather it is the medium or the instrument through which God exerts His saving power. Because of what Jesus did on the cross.
In 2 Kings 5:1-14, when Naaman was led finally to dip in the river Jordan to be cleansed of his leprosy, he did not attribute the miraculous healing to the muddy water, rather he recognized that it was God who healed him. Yet it was not until he entered the water and dipped himself that he was cleansed.

Likewise, when one is properly and intelligently baptized today, we need to recognize the fact that the power of forgiveness does not reside in the water, but rather in God because of what Jesus did. And baptism is something we must do to receiving salvation from God’s hand.
I’ve made a careful study of this over and over for the past 3 decades and what I keep coming back to is that the Bible teaches that a person is not forgiven or delivered from their sin until they allow Jesus to personally remove them, or circumcise away, while buried in baptism.

In Colossians 2:11-13 it specifically says,  

11 In him (Jesus) you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature,] not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ,  having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.  13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature] God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,”

This verse is saying that Jesus cut away (or ‘circumcised’) our sin from us when were are burried in the baptismal water.
You are not save when you first believe in Jesus. Those sins just don’t disappear if you offer up what is called the Sinner’s Pray. There is no such prayer in the Bible and that’s not what the Bible teaches. Our sin is removed when we trust in Jesus, and accept Him as the new Lord of our life and then allow Him to remove our sin in the waters of baptism. That’s why Peter said ‘baptism now saves us.’ It’s because of what Jesus did on the cross and what He does to us if we have the faith to enter that water.

Thus the act of baptism becomes an act or a pledge of a good conscience’ knowing we are doing what God desires us to do.

So the gems in today’s text: 

Death is not the end. It was not the end for Jesus and it will not to be the end for us as well. So Peter is encouraging those of his time and ours, keep doing what is right, what is good, what pleases God, even if we are persecuted. 

And #2,
Don’t worry what others think because Jesus died so that He could bring you safely home to God.

And concerning baptism; for the life of me I just can’t understand why so many people are confused and argue about it. It is something the early Christians understood and had no problem doing in response to faith in Jesus. Thousand obeyed Peter’s call to repent and be baptized in Acts 2 because they saw why it was so important.  I hope you do as well because God has a wonderful treasure just waiting for you.

If you have not done a serious study on baptism I encourage you to do so. Do you want to take a chance that you weren’t baptized properly, or for the right reason? I have personally re-baptized people who had been baptized 2 or 3 times earlier in their life but then wanted to make sure they really did it for the right reason; not as a baby, not because it just seem like the right thing to do. Rather doing it because we trust that Jesus will save us from our sin.

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From Jim McGuiggan... Disease & the Cross

Disease & the Cross


It’s no surprise that the disciples of Jesus Christ could make no sense out of much that Jesus said and did during his earthly ministry. And I don’t say that they ever fully understood the truth about him. But certainly after the cross, the resurrection and his glorious exaltation they put some twos and twos together and got four.

Matthew 8:16-17 describes one astonishing healing session and I’m going to guess that Matthew was there when it happened. Like everyone else he would have been happily mesmerised as God’s reign showed itself in Jesus as he dealt with paralysis, cancer, heart disease, mental illness and such. He would hardly have been completely ignorant of what was happening before his eyes as unclean spirits were thrown out with just a word from the Christ. But later, when under the supervision of the Holy Spirit he wrote about the incident, he connected it with the  atoning/redeeming/reconciling cross of Christ. He connects it solidly with Isaiah 53.

Explain the text how we will, human disease and death are intimately connected with something only the cross could deal with. To become Lord of Life Jesus bore humanity’s disease and death. Matthew says he healed by bearing. Jesus Christ took upon himself and shared with us the curse of Genesis 3:17-19 and by this he has the kingdom authority to heal us and obliterate the curse. To sever the suffering and death of humanity from the cross of Christ is to rob humanity of what it can’t afford to lose. Matthew 8:16-17. for more.

©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... An Exhortation To Walk In Love (1 Thessalonians 4:9-10)

               "THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS"

                An Exhortation To Walk In Love (4:9-10)

INTRODUCTION

1. In his prayer for the Thessalonians (1Th 3:11-13), Paul asked the
   Lord to...
   a. Make them increase and abound in love
   b. To one another and to all

2. As Paul continues with his "apostolic instructions", he proceeds to
   help answer his own  prayer by exhorting the brethren regarding
   brotherly love...
   a. Though not really necessary in their case - 1Th 4:9-10a
      1) For they have been taught by God to love one another
      2) And they love the brethren throughout Macedonia 
   b. Yet he urges them to increase more and more in their love - 1 Th 4:10b 
      1) Note yet again the emphasis on an ever increasing service 
         - cf. 1Th 3:12; 4:1
      2) So they were to increase in this grace as well

[What is it about "brotherly love" that would prompt Paul to first pray
for and then to urge the church at Thessalonica to increase in this
virtue?  As we consider Paul's "Exhortation To Walk In Love" let's
first notice...]

I. THE DEFINITION OF BROTHERLY LOVE

   A. THE GREEK WORD...
      1. The Greek word is transliterated "philadelphia"
      2. It is a compound involving two words:  "phileo" (love) and
         "adelphos" (brother)
      3. It literally means "the love of brothers"

   B. AS USED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT...
      1. "philadelphia" describes the love which Christians cherish for
         each other as brethren (Thayer)
      2. Ro 12:10 reveals that it is through brotherly kindness we can 
         have "kind affection" toward one another

[Brotherly kindness is what provides a true sense of family in our
association as members of the Lord's body.  Now let's consider why this
virtue is so necessary...

II. THE DEMAND OF BROTHERLY LOVE

   A. IT IS EVIDENCE OF SPIRITUAL LIFE...
      1. It is one way we know that we have truly passed from death to 
         life - 1Jn 3:14
      2. If we do not have brotherly love, we remain in a state of
         spiritual death - 1Jn 3:14-15

   B. IT IS EVIDENCE OF A TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD...
      1. It is one way that we demonstrate we have truly come to know 
         God - 1Jn 4:7-8
      2. Without brotherly love, any claim to know God or love Him is a
         lie - 1Jn 4:20-21

   C. IT IS EVIDENCE OF TRUE DISCIPLESHIP...
      1. It is an identifying mark by which the world can know we are
         Jesus' disciples - Jn 13:34-35
      2. Right doctrine is certainly important (2Jn 9), but the world 
         pays little attention to what they may perceive as minor 
         doctrinal differences
         a. What people do notice is love in a world filled with hate,
            especially when such love is observed among individuals who
            come from various social, economic, and racial backgrounds
         b. Any attempt to proclaim New Testament Christianity, 
            therefore, will fail to appeal to those in the world unless
            it is accompanied by a visible demonstration of true
            brotherly kindness among Christians

   D. IT IS EVIDENCE OF CONCERN FOR UNITY...
      1. Unity among brethren is very important to Jesus - Jn 17:20-23
      2. Through His death on the cross, Jesus attained unity - Ep 2:
         13-16
      3. This unity is maintained through diligent endeavor - Ep 4:3
      4. Crucial to this endeavor is "bearing with one another in love"
         - Ep 4:2
         a. There will be times when brethren sin against one another
         b. Where brotherly love prevails...
            1) There will be forbearance and forgiveness
            2) There will time for repentance and opportunities for
               reconciliation
         c. Unless we develop brotherly love, churches will be prone to
            split at the earliest sign of conflict

[Can we appreciate why Paul was concerned that the Thessalonians
increase in brotherly love?  Do we see why we ought to excel in this
grace as well?  Presuming that we do, here are some thoughts related
to...]

III. THE DEVELOPMENT OF BROTHERLY LOVE

   A. THE HELP GOD PROVIDES...
      1. When we first obey the gospel, our souls are purified so that
         sincere and fervent love of the brethren is now possible 
         - 1Pe 1:22-23
      2. We are then "taught by God" how to love one another - cf. 1 Th 4:9
         a. The Father teaches the meaning of love by the manner in 
            which He offered His Son as the propitiation for our sins
            - 1Jn 4:9-10
         b. The Son demonstrated true love by freely offering His life 
            - 1Jn 3:16

   B. THE THINGS WE CAN DO...
      1. As Peter implied, brotherly love is a virtue that must be
         developed - cf. 2Pe 1:5-8
      2. One thing we can do is reflect often upon the love and 
         sacrifice of Jesus
         a. The more we do so, we come to understand the true meaning 
            of brotherly kindness
         b. As Jesus said, "as I have loved you, that you also love one
            another" - Jn 13:34
      3. I find two other things helpful in developing brotherly love
         a. Spend time with your brethren
            1) The more I am around people, the more I come to know 
               them personally, the more I share experiences (both good
               and bad), the easier I find it to "fall in love" with 
               them
            2) It is not much different than with one's own physical 
               family
               a) I had no choice who my three physical brothers would 
                  be
               b) But as we experience life together our love and 
                  appreciation for one another deepens
               c) I find it to be the same with my brethren in Christ
         b. Pray fervently for your brethren, especially those whom you
            dislike
            1) It is hard to remain angry or maintain a strong dislike 
               for someone when you spend time praying for them
            2) As you pray seeking God's love and forgiveness for 
               yourself, it becomes so much easier to love and forgive 
               others 

[Finally, a thought or two about our relationships as brethren in
Christ, and...]

IV. THE DISPLAY OF BROTHERLY LOVE

   A. WHEN BRETHREN DIFFER...
      1. A brother who is strong in faith must be considerate of his
         brother who may be weak - Ro 15:1
      2. A brother with liberty in Christ must be willing to limit that
         freedom if it is beneficial to the spiritual well-being of
         his weaker brother - 1Co 8:13; Ga 5:13
      3. It is brotherly kindness that makes one cautious about judging
         a brother, or what they say about them - cf. Jm 4:11-12

   B. WHEN BRETHREN ARE WEAK...
      1. It is brotherly kindness that leads Christians to truly care 
         for one another - 1Th 5:14
         a. To warn the unruly
         b. To comfort the faint-hearted
         c. To uphold the weak
         d. To be patient with all
      2. It is brotherly kindness that will prompt us to pursue the 
         things that make for peace and the things by which we may 
         build up one another - Ro 14:19

CONCLUSION

1. The importance of developing the spirit of brotherly love cannot be
   stressed too highly...
   a. It is evidence of spiritual life
   b. It is evidence of a true knowledge of God
   c. It is evidence of true discipleship
   d. It is evidence of concern for unity

2. Even if we excel in brotherly love like the Thessalonians...
   a. We need to pray that the Lord make us increase and abound in love
      - 1Th 3:11-13
   b. We need to urge one another to increase more and more - 1Th 4:
      9-10

It is evident the Thessalonians heeded Paul's exhortation to walk in
love, for in his second epistle he wrote:

   "We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is
   fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of
   every one of you all abounds toward each other"  (2Th 1:3)

May the same be true of us as well!

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011


From Gary... Bible Reading and Study November 29






Bible Reading and Study   

November 29

The World English Bible




Nov. 29
Ezekiel 9-12

Eze 9:1 Then he cried in my ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause those who are in charge of the city to draw near, every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
Eze 9:2 Behold, six men came from the way of the upper gate, which lies toward the north, every man with his slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man in the midst of them clothed in linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side. They went in, and stood beside the bronze altar.
Eze 9:3 The glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon it was, to the threshold of the house: and he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writer's inkhorn by his side.
Eze 9:4 Yahweh said to him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark on the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry over all the abominations that are done in its midst.
Eze 9:5 To the others he said in my hearing, Go you through the city after him, and strike: don't let your eye spare, neither have you pity;
Eze 9:6 kill utterly the old man, the young man and the virgin, and little children and women; but don't come near any man on whom is the mark: and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the old men that were before the house.
Eze 9:7 He said to them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go you forth. They went forth, and struck in the city.
Eze 9:8 It happened, while they were smiting, and I was left, that I fell on my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord Yahweh! will you destroy all the residue of Israel in your pouring out of your wrath on Jerusalem?
Eze 9:9 Then said he to me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perversion: for they say, Yahweh has forsaken the land, and Yahweh doesn't see.
Eze 9:10 As for me also, my eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will bring their way on their head.
Eze 9:11 Behold, the man clothed in linen, who had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as you have commanded me.
Eze 10:1 Then I looked, and see, in the expanse that was over the head of the cherubim there appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.
Eze 10:2 He spoke to the man clothed in linen, and said, Go in between the whirling wheels, even under the cherub, and fill both your hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim, and scatter them over the city. He went in as I watched.
Eze 10:3 Now the cherubim stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.
Eze 10:4 The glory of Yahweh mounted up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of Yahweh's glory.
Eze 10:5 The sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.
Eze 10:6 It came to pass, when he commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, Take fire from between the whirling wheels, from between the cherubim, that he went in, and stood beside a wheel.
Eze 10:7 The cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubim to the fire that was between the cherubim, and took of it, and put it into the hands of him who was clothed in linen, who took it and went out.
Eze 10:8 There appeared in the cherubim the form of a man's hand under their wings.
Eze 10:9 I looked, and behold, four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside one cherub, and another wheel beside another cherub; and the appearance of the wheels was like a beryl stone.
Eze 10:10 As for their appearance, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel have been within a wheel.
Eze 10:11 When they went, they went in their four directions: they didn't turn as they went, but to the place where the head looked they followed it; they didn't turn as they went.
Eze 10:12 Their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes all around, even the wheels that they four had.
Eze 10:13 As for the wheels, they were called in my hearing, the whirling wheels.
Eze 10:14 Every one had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third face the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
Eze 10:15 The cherubim mounted up: this is the living creature that I saw by the river Chebar.
Eze 10:16 When the cherubim went, the wheels went beside them; and when the cherubim lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the wheels also didn't turn from beside them.
Eze 10:17 When they stood, these stood; and when they mounted up, these mounted up with them: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.
Eze 10:18 The glory of Yahweh went forth from over the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubim.
Eze 10:19 The cherubim lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight when they went forth, and the wheels beside them: and they stood at the door of the east gate of Yahweh's house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
Eze 10:20 This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar; and I knew that they were cherubim.
Eze 10:21 Every one had four faces, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.
Eze 10:22 As for the likeness of their faces, they were the faces which I saw by the river Chebar, their appearances and themselves; they went every one straight forward.
Eze 11:1 Moreover the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me to the east gate of Yahweh's house, which looks eastward: and see, at the door of the gate twenty-five men; and I saw in the midst of them Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
Eze 11:2 He said to me, Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity, and who give wicked counsel in this city;
Eze 11:3 who say, The time is not near to build houses: this city is the caldron, and we are the flesh.
Eze 11:4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, son of man.
Eze 11:5 The Spirit of Yahweh fell on me, and he said to me, Speak, Thus says Yahweh: Thus have you said, house of Israel; for I know the things that come into your mind.
Eze 11:6 You have multiplied your slain in this city, and you have filled its streets with the slain.
Eze 11:7 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Your slain whom you have laid in its midst, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron; but you shall be brought forth out of its midst.
Eze 11:8 You have feared the sword; and I will bring the sword on you, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 11:9 I will bring you forth out of its midst, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.
Eze 11:10 You shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
Eze 11:11 This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall you be the flesh in its midst; I will judge you in the border of Israel;
Eze 11:12 and you shall know that I am Yahweh: for you have not walked in my statutes, neither have you executed my ordinances, but have done after the ordinances of the nations that are around you.
Eze 11:13 It happened, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down on my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord Yahweh! will you make a full end of the remnant of Israel?
Eze 11:14 The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 11:15 Son of man, your brothers, even your brothers, the men of your relatives, and all the house of Israel, all of them, are they to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from Yahweh; to us is this land given for a possession.
Eze 11:16 Therefore say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Whereas I have removed them far off among the nations, and whereas I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them a sanctuary for a little while in the countries where they are come.
Eze 11:17 Therefore say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I will gather you from the peoples, and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
Eze 11:18 They shall come there, and they shall take away all the detestable things of it and all its abominations from there.
Eze 11:19 I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh;
Eze 11:20 that they may walk in my statutes, and keep my ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
Eze 11:21 But as for them whose heart walks after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will bring their way on their own heads, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 11:22 Then did the cherubim lift up their wings, and the wheels were beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
Eze 11:23 The glory of Yahweh went up from the midst of the city, and stood on the mountain which is on the east side of the city.
Eze 11:24 The Spirit lifted me up, and brought me in the vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me.
Eze 11:25 Then I spoke to them of the captivity all the things that Yahweh had shown me.
Eze 12:1 The word of Yahweh also came to me, saying,
Eze 12:2 Son of man, you dwell in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see, and don't see, who have ears to hear, and don't hear; for they are a rebellious house.
Eze 12:3 Therefore, you son of man, prepare you stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and you shall remove from your place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they are a rebellious house.
Eze 12:4 You shall bring forth your stuff by day in their sight, as stuff for removing; and you shall go forth yourself at even in their sight, as when men go forth into exile.
Eze 12:5 Dig you through the wall in their sight, and carry out thereby.
Eze 12:6 In their sight you shall bear it on your shoulder, and carry it forth in the dark; you shall cover your face, that you don't see the land: for I have set you for a sign to the house of Israel.
Eze 12:7 I did so as I was commanded: I brought forth my stuff by day, as stuff for removing, and in the even I dug through the wall with my hand; I brought it forth in the dark, and bore it on my shoulder in their sight.
Eze 12:8 In the morning came the word of Yahweh to me, saying,
Eze 12:9 Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to you, What do you?
Eze 12:10 Say you to them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: This burden concerns the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel among whom they are.
Eze 12:11 Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done to them; they shall go into exile, into captivity.
Eze 12:12 The prince who is among them shall bear on his shoulder in the dark, and shall go forth: they shall dig through the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, because he shall not see the land with his eyes.
Eze 12:13 My net also will I spread on him, and he shall be taken in my snare; and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.
Eze 12:14 I will scatter toward every wind all who are around him to help him, and all his bands; and I will draw out the sword after them.
Eze 12:15 They shall know that I am Yahweh, when I shall disperse them among the nations, and scatter them through the countries.
Eze 12:16 But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the nations where they come; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
Eze 12:17 Moreover the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 12:18 Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and with fearfulness;
Eze 12:19 and tell the people of the land, Thus says the Lord Yahweh concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread with fearfulness, and drink their water in dismay, that her land may be desolate, and despoiled of all that is therein, because of the violence of all those who dwell therein.
Eze 12:20 The cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be a desolation; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
Eze 12:21 The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 12:22 Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?
Eze 12:23 Tell them therefore, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but tell them, The days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision.
Eze 12:24 For there shall be no more any false vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.
Eze 12:25 For I am Yahweh; I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall be performed; it shall be no more deferred: for in your days, rebellious house, will I speak the word, and will perform it, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 12:26 Again the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 12:27 Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he sees is for many day to come, and he prophesies of times that are far off.
Eze 12:28 Therefore tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: There shall none of my words be deferred any more, but the word which I shall speak shall be performed, says the Lord Yahweh.


 
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Ezekiel
 
Ezekiel 9 1
Then he cried in my ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause you them that have charge over the city to draw near, every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
And he cried in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Draw near, ye that have charge of
the city, and every man [with] his destroying weapon in his hand.
And He crieth in mine ears -- a loud voice -- saying, `Drawn near have inspectors
of the city, and each his destroying weapon in his hand.`
Ezekiel 9 2
Behold, six men came from the way of the upper gate, which lies toward the north, every man with his slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man in the midst of them clothed in linen, with a writer`s inkhorn by his side. They went in, and stood beside the brazen altar.
And behold, six men came from the way of the upper gate, which is turned toward the
north, and every man [with] his slaughter weapon in his hand; and in the midst of them,
one man clothed with linen, with a writer`s ink-horn by his side; and they went in, and
stood beside the brazen altar.
And lo, six men are coming from the way of the upper gate, that is facing the
north, and each his slaughter-weapon in his hand, and one man in their midst is
clothed with linen, and a scribe`s inkhorn at his loins, and they come in, and
stand near the brazen altar.
Ezekiel 9 3
The glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon it was, to the threshold of the house: and he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writer`s inkhorn by his side.
And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon it was, to the
threshold of the house; and he called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer`s
ink-horn by his side;
And the honour of the God of Israel hath gone up from off the cherub, on which it
hath been, unto the threshold of the house.
Ezekiel 9 4
Yahweh said to him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark on the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry over all the abominations that are done in the midst of it.
and Jehovah said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of
Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that are done in the midst thereof.
And He calleth unto the man who is clothed with linen, who hath the scribe`s
inkhorn at his loins, and Jehovah saith unto him, `Pass on into the midst of the
city, into the midst of Jerusalem, and thou hast made a mark on the foreheads of
the men who are sighing and who are groaning for all the abominations that are
done in its midst.`
Ezekiel 9 5
To the others he said in my hearing, Go you through the city after him, and strike: don`t let your eye spare, neither have you pity;
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go after him through the city, and smite: let not
your eye spare, neither have pity.
And to the others he said in mine ears, `Pass on into the city after him, and smite;
your eye doth not pity, nor do ye spare;
Ezekiel 9 6
kill utterly the old man, the young man and the virgin, and little children and women; but don`t come near any man on whom is the mark: and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the old men that were before the house.
Slay utterly the old man, the young man, and the maiden, and little children, and women;
but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the elders who were before the house.
aged, young man, and virgin, and infant, and women, ye do slay -- to destruction;
and against any man on whom [is] the mark ye do not go nigh, and from My
sanctuary ye begin.`
Ezekiel 9 7
He said to them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go you forth. They went forth, and struck in the city.
And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go forth. And
they went forth, and smote in the city.
And they begin among the aged men who [are] before the house, and He saith unto
them, `Defile the house, and fill the courts with the wounded, go forth.` And they
have gone forth and have smitten in the city.
Ezekiel 9 8
It happened, while they were smiting, and I was left, that I fell on my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord Yahweh! will you destroy all the residue of Israel in your pouring out of your wrath on Jerusalem?
And it came to pass, while they were smiting, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and
cried, and said, Ah, Lord Jehovah! wilt thou destroy all the remnant of Israel in thy
pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
And it cometh to pass, as they are smiting, and I -- I am left -- that I fall on my face,
and cry, and say, `Ah, Lord Jehovah, art Thou destroying all the remnant of Israel,
in Thy pouring out Thy wrath on Jerusalem?`
Ezekiel 9 9
Then said he to me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of wrestling [of judgment]: for they say, Yahweh has forsaken the land, and Yahweh doesn`t see.
And he said unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and
the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness; for they say, Jehovah hath
forsaken the earth, and Jehovah seeth not.
And He saith unto me, `The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah [is] very very
great, and the land is full of blood, and the city hath been full of perverseness, for
they have said: Jehovah hath forsaken the land, and Jehovah is not seeing.
Ezekiel 9 10
As for me also, my eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will bring their way on their head.
And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense
their way upon their head.
And I also, Mine eye doth not pity, nor do I spare; their way on their own head I
have put.`
Ezekiel 9 11
Behold, the man clothed in linen, who had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as you have commanded me.
And behold, the man clothed with linen, who had the ink-horn by his side, reported the
matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.
And lo, the man clothed with linen, at whose loins [is] the inkhorn, is bringing
back word, saying, `I have done as Thou hast commanded me.`
Ezekiel 10 1
Then I looked, and see, in the expanse that was over the head of the cherubim there appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.
And I looked, and behold, in the expanse that was over the head of the cherubim there
appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a
throne.
And I look, and lo, on the expanse that [is] above the head of the cherubs, as a
sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne, He hath been seen
over them.
Ezekiel 10 2
He spoke to the man clothed in linen, and said, Go in between the whirling [wheels], even under the cherub, and fill both your hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim, and scatter them over the city. He went in as I watched.
And he spoke unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Come in between the wheels,
under the cherub, and fill the hollow of thy hands with coals of fire from between the
cherubim, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight.
And He speaketh unto the man clothed with linen, and saith, `Go in unto the midst
of the wheel, unto the place of the cherub, and fill thy hands with coals of fire
from between the cherubs, and scatter over the city.` And he goeth in before mine eyes.
Ezekiel 10 3
Now the cherubim stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.
And the cherubim stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the
cloud filled the inner court.
And the cherubs are standing on the right side of the house, at the going in of the
man, and the cloud hath filled the inner court,
Ezekiel 10 4
The glory of Yahweh mounted up from the cherub, [and stood] over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of Yahweh`s glory.
And the glory of Jehovah mounted up from the cherub, [and came] over the threshold of
the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the
brightness of Jehovah`s glory.
and become high doth the honour of Jehovah above the cherub, over the threshold
of the house, and the house is filled with the cloud, and the court hath been filled
with the brightness of the honour of Jehovah.
Ezekiel 10 5
The sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.
And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard to the outer court, as the voice of
the Almighty ·God when he speaketh.
And a noise of the wings of the cherubs hath been heard unto the outer court, as
the voice of God -- the Mighty One -- in His speaking.
Ezekiel 10 6
It came to pass, when he commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, Take fire from between the whirling wheels, from between the cherubim, that he went in, and stood beside a wheel.
And it came to pass when he had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying, Take
fire from between the wheels, from between the cherubim, then he went in, and stood
beside the wheel.
And it cometh to pass, in His commanding the man clothed with linen, saying,
`Take fire from between the wheel, from between the cherubs,` and he goeth in
and standeth near the wheel,
Ezekiel 10 7
The cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubim to the fire that was between the cherubim, and took [of it], and put it into the hands of him who was clothed in linen, who took it and went out.
And the cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubim unto the fire that
was between the cherubim, and took and put it into the hands of him [that was] clothed
with linen; who took [it], and went out.
that the [one] cherub putteth forth his hand from between the cherubs unto the
fire that [is] between the cherubs, and lifteth up, and giveth into the hands of
him who is clothed with linen, and he receiveth, and cometh forth.
Ezekiel 10 8
There appeared in the cherubim the form of a man`s hand under their wings.
And there appeared in the cherubim the form of a man`s hand under their wings.
And there appeareth in the cherubs the form of a hand of man under their wings,
Ezekiel 10 9
I looked, and behold, four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside one cherub, and
another wheel beside another cherub; and the appearance of the wheels was like a beryl stone.
And I looked, and behold, four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside one cherub,
and another wheel beside another cherub; and the appearance of the wheels was as the
look of a chrysolite stone.
and I look, and lo, four wheels near the cherubs, one wheel near the one cherub,
and another wheel near the other cherub, and the appearance of the wheels [is] as
the colour of a beryl stone.
Ezekiel 10 10
As for their appearance, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel have been within a wheel.
And as for their appearance, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel were in the midst of a wheel.
As to their appearances, one likeness [is] to them four, as it were the wheel in the
midst of the wheel.
Ezekiel 10 11
When they went, they went in their four directions: they didn`t turn as they went, but to the place where the head looked they followed it; they didn`t turn as they went.
When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it: they turned not as they went.
In their going, on their four sides they go; they turn not round in their going, for
to the place whither the head turneth, after it they go, they turn not round in
their going.
Ezekiel 10 12
Their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, [even] the wheels that they four had.
And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels
were full of eyes round about, in them four [and] their wheels.
And all their flesh, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the
wheels, are full of eyes round about; to them four [are] their wheels.
Ezekiel 10 13
As for the wheels, they were called in my hearing, the whirling [wheels].
As for the wheels, they were called in my hearing, Galgal.
To the wheels -- to them is one calling in mine ears, `O wheel!`
Ezekiel 10 14
Every one had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third face the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face
the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
And four faces [are] to each; the face of the one [is] the face of the cherub, and the
face of the second the face of man, and of the third the face of a lion, and of the
fourth the face of an eagle.
Ezekiel 10 15
The cherubim mounted up: this is the living creature that I saw by the river Chebar.
And the cherubim mounted up. This was the living creature that I saw by the river
Chebar.
And the cherubs are lifted up, it [is] the living creature that I saw by the river
Chebar.
Ezekiel 10 16
When the cherubim went, the wheels went beside them; and when the cherubim lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the wheels also didn`t turn from beside them.
And when the cherubim went, the wheels went beside them; and when the cherubim
lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from
beside them.
And in the going of the cherubs, the wheels go beside them; and in the cherubs
lifting up their wings to be high above the earth, the wheels turn not round, even
they, from being beside them.
Ezekiel 10 17
When they stood, these stood; and when they mounted up, these mounted up with them: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.
When they stood, these stood; and when they mounted up, these mounted up with them:
for the spirit of the living creature was in them.
In their standing they stand, and in their exaltation they are exalted with them:
for the living spirit [is] in them.
Ezekiel 10 18
The glory of Yahweh went forth from over the threshold of the house, and stood over the
cherubim.
And the glory of Jehovah departed from over the threshold of the house, and stood over
the cherubim.
And go forth doth the honour of Jehovah from off the threshold of the house, and
standeth over the cherubs,
Ezekiel 10 19
The cherubim lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight when they went forth, and the wheels beside them: and they stood at the door of the east gate of Yahweh`s house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
And the cherubim lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight,
when they went out; and the wheels were beside them; and they stood at the door of the
east gate of Jehovah`s house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
and the cherubs lift up their wings, and are lifted up from the earth before mine
eyes; in their going forth, the wheels also [are] over-against them, and he
standeth at the opening of the east gate of the house of Jehovah, and the honour of
the God of Israel [is] over them from above.
Ezekiel 10 20
This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar; and I knew that they were cherubim.
This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar; and I
knew that they were cherubim.
It [is] the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar,
and I know that they are cherubs.
Ezekiel 10 21
Every one had four faces, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.
Each one had four faces, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man
was under their wings.
Four faces [are] to each, and four wings to each, and the likeness of the hands of
man [is] under their wings.
Ezekiel 10 22
As for the likeness of their faces, they were the faces which I saw by the river Chebar, their appearances and themselves; they went every one straight forward.
And as for the likeness of their faces, they were the faces which I had seen by the river
Chebar -- their appearance and themselves: they went every one straight before them.
As to the likeness of their faces, they [are] the faces that I saw by the river Chebar,
their appearances and themselves; each straight forward they go.
Ezekiel 11 1
Moreover the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me to the east gate of Yahweh`s house, which looks eastward: and see, at the door of the gate twenty-five men; and I saw in the midst of them Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
And the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of Jehovah`s house, which
looketh eastward; and behold, at the door of the gate were five and twenty men; and I saw in the midst of them Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
And lift me up doth a spirit, and it bringeth me in unto the east gate of the house
of Jehovah, that is facing the east, and lo, at the opening of the gate twenty and
five men, and I see in their midst Jaazaniah son of Azzur, and Pelatiah son of
Benaiah, heads of the people.
Ezekiel 11 2
He said to me, Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity, and who give wicked counsel in this city;
And he said unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise iniquity, and give wicked
counsel in this city:
And He saith unto me, `Son of man, these [are] the men who are devising iniquity,
and who are giving evil counsel in this city;
Ezekiel 11 3
who say, [The time] is not near to build houses: this [city] is the caldron, and we are the flesh.
who say, It is not the time to build houses: this is the cauldron, and we are the flesh.
who are saying, It [is] not near -- to build houses, it [is] the pot, and we the flesh.
Ezekiel 11 4
Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, son of man.
Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, son of man.
Therefore prophesy concerning them, prophesy, son of man.`
Ezekiel 11 5
The Spirit of Yahweh fell on me, and he said to me, Speak, Thus says Yahweh: Thus have you said, house of Israel; for I know the things that come into your mind.
And the Spirit of Jehovah fell on me, and said unto me, Speak, Thus saith Jehovah: Thus
have ye said, O house of Israel; and the things that come into your mind, I know them.
And fall upon me doth the Spirit of Jehovah, and He saith unto me, `Say: Thus said
Jehovah: Rightly ye have said, O house of Israel, And the steps of your spirit I have
known.
Ezekiel 11 6
You have multiplied your slain in this city, and you have filled the streets of it with the slain.
Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled the streets thereof with the
slain.
Ye multiplied your wounded in this city, And filled its out-places with the
wounded.
Ezekiel 11 7
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this [city] is the caldron; but you shall be brought forth out of the midst of it.
Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it,
they are the flesh, and it is the cauldron; but you will I bring forth out of the midst of it.
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Your wounded whom ye placed in its midst,
They [are] the flesh, and it [is] the pot, And you he hath brought out from its
midst.
Ezekiel 11 8
You have feared the sword; and I will bring the sword on you, says the Lord Yahweh.
Ye have feared the sword, and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord Jehovah.
A sword ye have feared, And a sword I bring in against you, An affirmation of the
Lord Jehovah.
Ezekiel 11 9
I will bring you forth out of the midst of it, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.
And I will bring you out of the midst of it, and give you into the hands of strangers, and
will execute judgments among you.
And I have brought you out of its midst, And given you into the hand of strangers,
And I have done among you judgments.
Ezekiel 11 10
You shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the borders of Israel; and ye shall know that
I [am] Jehovah.
By the sword ye do fall, On the border of Israel I do judge you, And ye have known
that I [am] Jehovah.
Ezekiel 11 11
This [city] shall not be your caldron, neither shall you be the flesh in the midst of it; I will judge you in the border of Israel;
This shall not be your cauldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst of it: I will
judge you in the borders of Israel;
It is not to you for a pot, Nor are ye in its midst for flesh, At the border of Israel I
do judge you.
Ezekiel 11 12
and you shall know that I am Yahweh: for you have not walked in my statutes, neither have you executed my ordinances, but have done after the ordinances of the nations that are round about you.
and ye shall know that I [am] Jehovah, in whose statutes ye have not walked, neither have done mine ordinances, but have done after the ordinances of the nations that are round about you.
And ye have known that I [am] Jehovah, For in My statutes ye have not walked, And
My Judgments ye have not done, And according to the judgments of the nations
Who are round about you -- ye have done!`
Ezekiel 11 13
It happened, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down on my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord Yahweh! will you make a full end of the remnant of Israel?
And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. And I fell
down on my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah, Lord Jehovah! wilt thou make
a full end of the remnant of Israel?
And it cometh to pass, at my prophesying, that Pelatiah son of Benaiah is dying,
and I fall on my face, and cry -- a loud voice -- and say, `Ah, Lord Jehovah, an end
Thou art making of the remnant of Israel.`
Ezekiel 11 14
The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying,
Ezekiel 11 15
Son of man, your brothers, even your brothers, the men of your relatives, and all the house of Israel, all of them, [are they] to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from Yahweh; to us is this land given for a possession.
Son of man, [it is] thy brethren, thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel, the whole of it, unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem say, Get you far from
Jehovah: unto us is this land given for a possession.
`Son of man, thy brethren, thy brethren, men of thy kindred, and all the house of
Israel -- all of it, [are] they to whom inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Keep far
off from Jehovah;
Ezekiel 11 16
Therefore say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Whereas I have removed them far off among the nations, and whereas I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them a sanctuary for a little while in the countries where they are come.
Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Although I have removed them far off among
the nations, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to
them as a little sanctuary in the countries whither they are come.
it [is] ours, the land hath been given for an inheritance; therefore say: Thus said
the Lord Jehovah: Because I put them afar off among nations, And because I
scattered them through lands, I also am to them for a little sanctuary, In lands
whither they have gone in.
Ezekiel 11 17
Therefore say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I will gather you from the peoples, and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will even gather you from the peoples, and
assemble you out of the countries where ye are scattered, and I will give you the land of
Israel.
Therefore say: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: And I have assembled you from the
peoples, And I have gathered you from the lands, Into which ye have been
scattered, And I have given to you the ground of Israel.
Ezekiel 11 18
They shall come there, and they shall take away all the detestable things of it and all the
abominations of it from there.
And they shall come thither, and they shall take away from thence all its detestable
things and all its abominations.
And they have gone in thither. And turned aside all its detestable things, And all
its abominations -- out of it.
Ezekiel 11 19
I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh;
And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take
away the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh;
And I have given to them one heart, And a new spirit I do give in your midst, And
I have turned the heart of stone out of their flesh, And I have given to them a heart
of flesh.
Ezekiel 11 20
that they may walk in my statutes, and keep my ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
that they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
So that in My statutes they walk, And My judgments they keep, and have done
them, And they have been to me for a people, And I am to them for God.
Ezekiel 11 21
But as for them whose heart walks after the heart of their detestable things and their
abominations, I will bring their way on their own heads, says the Lord Yahweh.
But as for them whose heart walketh well-pleased with their detestable things and their
abominations, I will recompense their way upon their heads, saith the Lord Jehovah.
As to those whose heart is going unto the heart Of their detestable and their
abominable things, Their way on their head I have put, An affirmation of the Lord
Jehovah.`
Ezekiel 11 22
Then did the cherubim lift up their wings, and the wheels were beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
And the cherubim lifted up their wings, and the wheels were beside them; and the glory
of the God of Israel was over them above.
And the cherubs lift up their wings, and the wheels [are] over-against them, and
the honour of the God of Israel [is] over them above.
Ezekiel 11 23
The glory of Yahweh went up from the midst of the city, and stood on the mountain which is on the east side of the city.
And the glory of Jehovah went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.
And the honour of Jehovah goeth up from off the midst of the city, and standeth on
the mountain, that [is] on the east of the city.
Ezekiel 11 24
The Spirit lifted me up, and brought me in the vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me.
And the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me in the vision by the Spirit of God into
Chaldea, to them of the captivity; and the vision that I had seen went up from me.
And a spirit hath lifted me up, and bringeth me in to Chaldea, unto the Removed,
in a vision, by the Spirit of God, and go up from off me doth the vision that I have
seen;
Ezekiel 11 25
Then I spoke to them of the captivity all the things that Yahweh had showed me.
And I spoke unto them of the captivity all the things that Jehovah had shewn me.
and I speak unto the Removed all the matters of Jehovah that He hath shewed me.
Ezekiel 12 1
The word of Yahweh also came to me, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying,
Ezekiel 12 2
Son of man, you dwell in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see, and don`t see, who have ears to hear, and don`t hear; for they are a rebellious house.
Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and
see not, which have ears to hear, and hear not; for they are a rebellious house.
`Son of man, in the midst of the rebellious house thou art dwelling, that have eyes
to see, and they have not seen; ears they have to hear, and they have not heard; for
a rebellious house [are] they.
Ezekiel 12 3
Therefore, you son of man, prepare you stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and you shall remove from your place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they are a rebellious house.
And thou, son of man, prepare thee a captive`s baggage, and go captive by day in their
sight; and thou shalt go captive from thy place to another place in their sight. It may be
they will consider, though they are a rebellious house.
And thou, son of man, make to thee vessels of removal, and remove by day before
their eyes, and thou hast removed from thy place unto another place before their
eyes, it may be they consider, for a rebellious house they [are].
Ezekiel 12 4
You shall bring forth your stuff by day in their sight, as stuff for removing; and you shall go forth yourself at even in their sight, as when men go forth into exile.
And bring forth thy baggage by day in their sight, as a captive`s baggage, and thou
thyself, go forth at even in their sight as they that go forth into captivity.
And thou hast brought forth thy vessels as vessels of removal by day before their
eyes, and thou, thou dost go forth at even before their eyes, as the goings forth of a
removal.
Ezekiel 12 5
Dig you through the wall in their sight, and carry out thereby.
Dig thou through the wall in their sight, and carry out thereby.
Before their eyes dig for thee through the wall, and thou hast brought forth by it.
Ezekiel 12 6
In their sight shall you bear it on your shoulder, and carry it forth in the dark; you shall cover your face, that you don`t see the land: for I have set you for a sign to the house of Israel.
In their sight shalt thou bear [it] upon [thy] shoulder, and carry it forth in the dark;
thou shalt cover thy face, and thou shalt not see the ground: for I have appointed thee for
a sign unto the house of Israel.
Before their eyes on the shoulder thou dost bear, in the darkness thou dost bring
forth, thy face thou dost cover, and thou dost not see the earth, for a type I have
given thee to the house of Israel.`
Ezekiel 12 7
I did so as I was commanded: I brought forth my stuff by day, as stuff for removing, and in the even I dug through the wall with my hand; I brought it forth in the dark, and bore it on my shoulder in their sight.
And I did so as I was commanded: I brought forth my baggage by day, as a captive`s
baggage, and in the even I digged through the wall with my hand; I brought it forth in
the dark, [and] bore it upon [my] shoulder, in their sight.
And I do so, as I have been commanded; my vessels I have brought forth as vessels of
removal by day, and at even I have dug for me through the wall with the hand; in
the darkness I have brought forth, on the shoulder I have borne away, before their
eyes.
Ezekiel 12 8
In the morning came the word of Yahweh to me, saying,
And in the morning the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, in the morning, saying,
Ezekiel 12 9
Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to you, What do you?
Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said unto thee, What doest
thou?
`Son of man, have they not said unto thee -- the house of Israel -- the rebellious
house -- What art thou doing?
Ezekiel 12 10
Say you to them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: This burden [concerns] the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel among whom they are.
Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: This burden [concerneth] the prince in
Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel that are among them.
say unto them, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: `The prince [is] this burden in
Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel who are in their midst.
Ezekiel 12 11
Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done to them; they shall go into exile, into captivity.
Say, I am your sign: as I have done, so shall it be done unto them: they shall go into exile,
into captivity.
Say: I [am] your type; as I have done so it is done to them, into a removal, into a
captivity, they do go.
Ezekiel 12 12
The prince who is among them shall bear on his shoulder in the dark, and shall go forth: they shall dig through the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, because he shall not see the land with his eyes.
And the prince that is among them shall bear upon [his] shoulder in the dark, and shall
go forth; they shall dig through the wall to carry out thereby; he shall cover his face,
that he see not the land with [his] eyes.
As to the prince who [is] in their midst, on the shoulder he beareth in the
darkness, and he goeth forth, through the wall they dig to bring forth by it, his
face he covereth, that he may not look on the very surface of the land.
Ezekiel 12 13
My net also will I spread on him, and he shall be taken in my snare; and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.
And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare; and I will bring
him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; but he shall not see it, and there shall he die.
And I have spread My net for him, and he hath been caught in My snare, and I have
brought him in to Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, and it he doth not see -- and
there doth he die.
Ezekiel 12 14
I will scatter toward every wind all who are round about him to help him, and all his bands; and I will draw out the sword after them.
And I will scatter toward every wind all that are about him to help him, and all his
troops; and I will draw out the sword after them.
`And all who are round about him to help him, and all his bands, I do scatter to
every wind, and a sword I draw out after them.
Ezekiel 12 15
They shall know that I am Yahweh, when I shall disperse them among the nations, and scatter them through the countries.
And they shall know that I [am] Jehovah when I shall scatter them among the nations and
disperse them through the countries.
And they have known that I [am] Jehovah, in My scattering them among nations,
and I have spread them through lands;
Ezekiel 12 16
But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the nations where they come; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the
pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the nations whither they
shall come; and they shall know that I [am] Jehovah.
and I have left of them, a few in number, from the sword, from the famine, and
from the pestilence, so that they recount all their abominations among the
nations whither they have come, and they have known that I [am] Jehovah.`
Ezekiel 12 17
Moreover the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came to me, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying,
Ezekiel 12 18
Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and with
fearfulness;
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with
anxiety;
`Son of man, thy bread in haste thou dost eat, and thy water with trembling and
with fear thou dost drink;
Ezekiel 12 19
and tell the people of the land, Thus says the Lord Yahweh concerning the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread with fearfulness, and drink their water in dismay, that her land may be desolate, [and despoiled] of all that is therein, because of the violence of all those who dwell therein.
and say unto the people of the land, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah concerning the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, in the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread with anxiety,
and drink their water with astonishment, because her land shall be left desolate of all
that is in it, for the violence of all them that dwell therein.
and thou hast said unto the people of the land, Thus said the Lord Jehovah
concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem, concerning the land of Israel: Their
bread with fear they do eat, and their water with astonishment drink, because its
land is desolate, because of its fulness, because of the violence of all who are
dwelling in it.
Ezekiel 12 20
The cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be a desolation; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be a desolation;
and ye shall know that I [am] Jehovah.
And the cities that are inhabited are laid waste, and the land is a desolation, and
ye have known that I [am] Jehovah.`
Ezekiel 12 21
The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying,
Ezekiel 12 22
Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are
prolonged, and every vision fails?
Son of man, what is that proverb which ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days
shall be prolonged, and every vision faileth?
`Son of man, what [is] this simile to you, concerning the land of Israel, saying,
Prolonged are the days, and perished hath every vision?
Ezekiel 12 23
Tell them therefore, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but tell them, The days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision.
Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will make this proverb to cease, and
they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at hand,
and the accomplishment of every vision.
therefore say unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: I have caused this simile to
cease, And they use it not as a simile again in Israel, But speak to them: Drawn
near have the days, And spoken hath every vision.
Ezekiel 12 24
For there shall be no more any false vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.
For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination in the midst of the
house of Israel.
For there is no more any vain vision, and flattering divination, In the midst of the
house of Israel.
Ezekiel 12 25
For I am Yahweh; I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall be performed; it shall be no more deferred: for in your days, rebellious house, will I speak the word, and will perform it, says the Lord Yahweh.
For I [am] Jehovah; I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall be performed, it
shall be no more deferred. For in your days, O rebellious house, will I speak the word and
will perform it, saith the Lord Jehovah.
For I [am] Jehovah, I speak, The word that I speak -- it is done, It is not prolonged
any more, For, in your days, O rebellious house, I speak a word, and I have done it,
An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.`
Ezekiel 12 26
Again the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying:
Ezekiel 12 27
Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he sees is for many day to come, and he prophesies of times that are far off.
Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many
days, and he prophesieth of times that are far off.
`Son of man, lo, the house of Israel are saying, The vision that he is seeing [is] for
many days, and of times far off he is prophesying,
Ezekiel 12 28
Therefore tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: There shall none of my words be deferred any more, but the word which I shall speak shall be performed, says the Lord Yahweh.
Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: There shall none of my words be
deferred any more, but the word that I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord Jehovah.
therefore say unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: None of my words are
prolonged any more, When I speak a word -- it is done, An affirmation of the Lord
Jehovah!`


Study Questions
What did the six men have in their hands? 9:2
 
The land is full of __________? 9:9
 
The wheels were the color of __________? 10:9
 
Who gave wicked counsel? 11:1-2
 
In place of a stony heart, the house of Israel will be given a heart of _______? 11:19
 
How is a rebellious house identified? 12:2
 
Is the word of the LORD as given by Ezekiel to be for the future or the present? 12:28


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Nov. 29
James 2

Jas 2:1 My brothers, don't hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partiality.
Jas 2:2 For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your synagogue, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in;
Jas 2:3 and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;"
Jas 2:4 haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
Jas 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn't God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?
Jas 2:6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Don't the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts?
Jas 2:7 Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
Jas 2:8 However, if you fulfill the royal law, according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well.
Jas 2:9 But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
Jas 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law, and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.
Jas 2:11 For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not commit murder." Now if you do not commit adultery, but murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
Jas 2:12 So speak, and so do, as men who are to be judged by a law of freedom.
Jas 2:13 For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Jas 2:14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him?
Jas 2:15 And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food,
Jas 2:16 and one of you tells them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled;" and yet you didn't give them the things the body needs, what good is it?
Jas 2:17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.
Jas 2:18 Yes, a man will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith.
Jas 2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.
Jas 2:20 But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead?
Jas 2:21 Wasn't Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
Jas 2:22 You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected;
Jas 2:23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness;" and he was called the friend of God.
Jas 2:24 You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith.
Jas 2:25 In like manner wasn't Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?
Jas 2:26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead. 



 
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James

James 2 1
My brothers, don`t hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, [the Lord] of glory, with respect of persons.
My brethren, do not have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, [Lord] of glory, with respect
of persons:
My brethren, hold not, in respect of persons, the faith of the glory of our Lord
Jesus Christ,
James 2 2
For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your assembly, and there come in also a poor man in filthy clothing;
for if there come unto your synagogue a man with a gold ring in splendid apparel, and a
poor man also come in in vile apparel,
for if there may come into your synagogue a man with gold ring, in gay raiment,
and there may come in also a poor man in vile raiment,
James 2 3
and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;"
and ye look upon him who wears the splendid apparel, and say, Do thou sit here well, and
say to the poor, Do thou stand there, or sit here under my footstool:
and ye may look upon him bearing the gay raiment, and may say to him, `Thou --
sit thou here well,` and to the poor man may say, `Thou -- stand thou there, or, Sit
thou here under my footstool,` --
James 2 4
haven`t you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
have ye not made a difference among yourselves, and become judges having evil thoughts?
ye did not judge fully in yourselves, and did become ill-reasoning judges.
James 2 5
Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn`t God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to those who love him?
Hear, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen the poor as to the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to them that love him?
Hearken, my brethren beloved, did not God choose the poor of this world, rich in
faith, and heirs of the reign that He promised to those loving Him?
James 2 6
But you have dishonored the poor man. Don`t the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts?
But *ye* have despised the poor [man]. Do not the rich oppress you, and [do not] *they*
drag you before [the] tribunals?
and ye did dishonour the poor one; do not the rich oppress you and themselves
draw you to judgment-seats;
James 2 7
Don`t they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
And [do not] *they* blaspheme the excellent name which has been called upon you?
do they not themselves speak evil of the good name that was called upon you?
James 2 8
However, if you fulfill the royal law, according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well.
If indeed ye keep [the] royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself, ye do well.
If, indeed, royal law ye complete, according to the Writing, `Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself,` -- ye do well;
James 2 9
But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
But if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as
transgressors.
and if ye accept persons, sin ye do work, being convicted by the law as
transgressors;
James 2 10
For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he has become guilty of all.
For whoever shall keep the whole law and shall offend in one [point], he has come under
the guilt of [breaking] all.
for whoever the whole law shall keep, and shall stumble in one [point], he hath
become guilty of all;
James 2 11
For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," said also, "Do not commit murder." Now if you do not commit adultery, but murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
For he who said, Thou shalt not commit adultery, said also, Thou shalt not kill. Now if
thou dost not commit adultery, but killest, thou art become transgressor of [the] law.
for He who is saying, `Thou mayest not commit adultery,` said also, `Thou mayest
do no murder;` and if thou shalt not commit adultery, and shalt commit murder,
thou hast become a transgressor of law;
James 2 12
So speak, and so do, as men who are to be judged by a law of freedom.
So speak ye, and so act, as those that are to be judged by [the] law of liberty;
so speak ye and so do, as about by a law of liberty to be judged,
James 2 13
For judgment is without mercy to him who has showed no mercy. Mercy triumphs over
judgment.
for judgment [will be] without mercy to him that has shewn no mercy. Mercy glories over
judgment.
for the judgment without kindness [is] to him not having done kindness, and
exult doth kindness over judgment.
James 2 14
What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can that faith save him?
What [is] the profit, my brethren, if any one say he have faith, but have not works? can
faith save him?
What [is] the profit, my brethren, if faith, any one may speak of having, and works
he may not have? is that faith able to save him?
James 2 15
And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food,
Now if a brother or a sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
and if a brother or sister may be naked, and may be destitute of the daily food,
James 2 16
and one of you tells them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled;" and yet you didn`t give them the things the body needs, what good is it?
and one from amongst you say to them, Go in peace, be warmed and filled; but give not to
them the needful things for the body, what [is] the profit?
and any one of you may say to them, `Depart ye in peace, be warmed, and be filled,`
and may not give to them the things needful for the body, what [is] the profit?
James 2 17
Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.
So also faith, if it have not works, is dead by itself.
so also the faith, if it may not have works, is dead by itself.
James 2 18
Yes, a man will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I by my works will show you my faith.
But some one will say, *Thou* hast faith and *I* have works. Shew me thy faith without
works, and *I* from my works will shew thee my faith.
But say may some one, Thou hast faith, and I have works, shew me thy faith out of
thy works, and I will shew thee out of my works my faith:
James 2 19
You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.
*Thou* believest that God is one. Thou doest well. The demons even believe, and tremble.
thou -- thou dost believe that God is one; thou dost well, and the demons believe,
and they shudder!
James 2 20
But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead?
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
And dost thou wish to know, O vain man, that the faith apart from the works is
dead?
James 2 21
Wasn`t Abraham, our father, justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he had offered Isaac his son upon
the altar?
Abraham our father -- was not he declared righteous out of works, having brought
up Isaac his son upon the altar?
James 2 22
You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected;
Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and that by works faith was perfected.
dost thou see that the faith was working with his works, and out of the works the
faith was perfected?
James 2 23
and the scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness;" and he was called the friend of God.
And the scripture was fulfilled which says, Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned
to him as righteousness, and he was called Friend of God.
and fulfilled was the Writing that is saying, `And Abraham did believe God, and it
was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;` and, `Friend of God` he was called.
James 2 24
You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith.
Ye see that a man is justified on the principle of works, and not on the principle of faith
only.
Ye see, then, that out of works is man declared righteous, and not out of faith only;
James 2 25
In like manner wasn`t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?
But was not in like manner also Rahab the harlot justified on the principle of works,
when she had received the messengers and put [them] forth by another way?
and in like manner also Rahab the harlot -- was she not out of works declared
righteous, having received the messengers, and by another way having sent forth?
James 2 26
For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.
For as the body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
for as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also the faith apart from the
works is dead.
 


Study Questions
Faith without works is? 2:20