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From Ben Fronczek... Use Those Talents!


Use Those Talents!



Use Those Talents  1 Peter 4:10-11

I would like to share with you an amazing Bible verse. 

Isaiah 6:1-8 “In the year that King Uzziah   died,   I saw the Lord   seated on a throne,   high and exalted,   and the train of his robe   filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphs,   each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet,   and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:    “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;    the whole earth  is full of his glory.”  
4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.    5 “Woe  to me!” I cried. “I am ruined!  For I am a man of unclean lips,  and I live among a people of unclean lips,  and my eyes have seen  the King,  the Lord Almighty.”
6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal   in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips;  your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for. ”
8 Then I heard the voice  of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us? ”
And I said, “Here am I.  Send me!””

What does it take to get you to do God’s will? Would it take a vision like Isaiah saw?  Do you think Isaiah was an instrument in God’s hands? I believe he was and more. What about you and me, are we and an instrument in God’s hands. Do you feel like a tool that God can use to bless others? Have you allowed God to use you like that?

We’re in 1 Peter chapter 4. In the text Peter told these early Christians that the end is near. Rome was about to come down hard with a heavy hand on Jerusalem. Jesus told them earlier that not one stone would be left on top of another. And so Peter is preparing them.

In 1 Peter 4:7, Peter writes that they needed to be clear minded and self-controlled so that you could pray. He tells them to love one another deeply, because that kind of love can cover a multitude of sins. Considering what is about happed and people fleeing for their lives he tells them to show hospitality to others without grumbling. In other words, get ready and be there for each other!

And then Verses 10-11, he concludes this little section by showing us how we can become a tool in God’s hand and how we can funnel God’s gifts and grace to those we come in contact with. He writes, 

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”

I appreciate this verse, because it answers several questions about how to use our gifts. Number one: It answers the question “Who should be doing this?” Peter says “EVERYONE! EACH ONE should use whatever gift he has to serve others.” Everyone who believes in Christ has something they can do to make people’s lives a little bit better.

I don’t know of any Christian or anyone else without some ability or some kind of talent, if not many talents. Peter was instructing them and I believe us as well to stop standing around, get off our duffs and start using those abilities to serve one another.

I believe that is why God made us so different and diverse.

In 1 Corinthians 12, I like how the Apostle Paul compares the church to a human body with many parts and with each part having a different ability and function. Just like a human body has many different parts like an eye, an foot, a stomach and a brain, which all have different functions, the church is composed of a diverse array of people with different abilities; some can teach, some can preach, some can sing, some can counsel, some can cook, some can cheer others up with kind words, and some will even get their hands dirty to help another. We are all different, but we are all part of one body.

But just like in the human body, if all of a sudden one part ceases to function, say an arm, well it not only makes that person less productive, it also has an adverse effect on the whole body.
I believe that is what Peter was concerned about in light of what was about to happen. He did not want Christians to shut down of become dysfunctional and hurts the church, nor the cause of Christ because of the coming trial. Rather, just the opposite, he wanted them to get ready to help others utilizing whatever talent they possessed. It may be the only ways some would survive.
But here we are today, there is no major catastrophe about to befall the church in the immediate future, at least as far as we know. Is this still a relevant command for us? Of course it is!

Listen to what Paul writes to the Romans in Romans chapter 12. In verse one he writes, 

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.”  

And then in verses 6-8 very similar to what he writes in 1 Corinthians 12 he writes, 

4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”

Some go years without serving in any way or form. And many complain that their church is a bore, and isn’t doing much to meet the needs of or serve others. They forget that it’s not just the preacher or elder’s job to do these things, but rather we are all called to minister and serve. In this letter, in 2:9, Peter calls us a “royal priesthood”. As a priest, it is our duty to serve others. I love what John Kennedy said which is now famous quote, “Ask not what your county can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,”

We should have the same attitude when it comes to church; Not what can the church do for me, rather what can I do to serve the church, to serve others, to serve Jesus.  We need to remember it’s not all about you, or all about me.

Do you realize that when you help others even in the most minute way you personally become a distributor of God’s grace and blessings to others. That’s right, many times God shows grace and blesses others by using you and me to do his bidding. It’s a shame when we don’t step up to the plate.

But I find that there are few things that we have to do before we can do this.

#1. We must Yield our self to, or give into God. This is a personal decision on our part. It’s not something God makes you and me do.

Isaiah put it this way when he yielded himself to God when he said to God, “Here am I, send me.” (Isaiah 6:8) God was looking for someone to do His work and Isaiah said, “I’ll do it.” Isaiah volunteered! Are you as available when you see a need that you know you can help with?  Yielding yourself to God is as simple as telling Him from your heart that you are willing for Him to work through you and use you as a tool in His hand, and then acting on it when opportunity avails itself. God does not force Himself upon anyone. He doesn’t make you serve Him. He offers you the opportunity to enlist but He doesn’t draft anyone. He calls but He does not coerce.

#2. We need to learn to ‘serve with the strength and energy that God supplies.’ (Verse 11)
 
The opposite, of course, is relying upon your own strength. Bad idea. Many times you simply aren’t strong enough on your own. The Apostle Paul wrote,

“I can do all things thru Christ who give me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)

  There a lot of things that we can do with our own strength, but even Paul realized that some things are simply too hard, to stressful, maybe even a little beyond our own ability. We need to turn to God for help. In doing so, many are surprised and go far beyond what they ever thought they could ever do.

#3. We need to learn to do all these things for God’s glory.
 
Notice again how verse 11 concludes: 

If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”

When you find ways to serve others and utilize those unique gifts that you have been blessed with, our goal should be that whatever we do will bring honor and praise to God; not  for ourself.

In 1 Corinthians 10:31 the Apostle Paul wrote   

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

I can’t help but believe that when Paul wrote this and when Peter wrote what he did in his letter they knew that when God was given the Glory for all the blessings and service rendered, they knew that many unbelievers would take notice and some hearts and some attitudes towards Christianity would be changed.

You have heard it said, that our actions speak louder than our words. Our love and a willingness to use our talents become evangelistic. They bring glory to God.

Challenge: My encouragement this week is to make some time to start using those talents and special abilities that you have to bless others to God’s glory.

If this is not a personal habit for you, start out small, even if once a week you find a way to do something for another.

If it is encouragement, encourage someone this week.     If you are a good cook, cook something for someone this week.     If you are a good listener, take time to listen to someone who really needs to unload this week.   If you are good a fixing things, fix something for someone this week.    If you like to clean, help someone clean.

Whatever you are talented at, use that talent and don’t forget to give God the glory!
In doing so I believe you will find a blessing.

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From Jim McGuiggan... A public God and private one

A public God and private one



Why aren’t we bitter toward God when the roof falls in on us and life is wrecked almost beyond repair? Why don’t we call God into question when our young husbands are killed at work and a young family is bereft? Why are we so unlike the psalmists and prophets who speak with a boldness against God that takes our breath away? Part of the answer is that our theology differs from theirs.

Of course prophetic protest is not all we read in their writings. The psalmists contributed to "praise" literature but the strength of their theology and their lives is explained in part because they dealt with the one true God rather than some domesticated deity that has to be protected against criticism by elaborate discussions about randomness and free will. When they said yes to God they said yes to a God that is up to his neck in bringing invading armies, devastating drought, famine and other "natural calamities" (see Amos 4 and Habakkuk 1). When they came away from a conference with God they knew they had been in with the only God there is so that their "yes" was uttered with their eyes wide open. For good or ill, blessing or calamity, this was the God they committed to and more importantly this was the God that committed to them.

But the truth is that we moderns and particularly we Western moderns engage so much in double talk. We have a public rhetoric where God is always in the right and the cause of all our pain and loss is the Devil or our personal and individual sins or bad luck (called "randomness") or human stupidity or human oppressors. These we rage against in public and when some poor "ignorant" soul says she thinks God is behind it all we turn on her like a bad-tempered pit-bull—"how dare she; imagine laying all that awful stuff at the feet of God!" But in private—or at least in a setting not too public—we turn to God and want to know, "What are you up to? How could you let this happen, why didn’t you prevent it?"

Yes, I can see that the logic of the distinction can be maintained between God being involved in bringing it about and allowing it, but the fact is that we’re still sure that God isn’t running the show correctly. If he were doing his job right such things would not happen to us. So on one hand we have God standing helpless before free-will because he can’t interfere—that means he shouldn’t be criticized but on the other hand we privately work him over because he didn’t prevent or immediately remedy the bad situation.

You can’t read the Bible and shut God out of this whole mess. Prophets and psalmists and other biblical characters won’t hear tell of that. They’d rather argue with him, protest before him and ask him to change his mind rather than deny his hand is bringing it about. We usually speak our doubts or difficulties in private so no one will hear but the psalmists sang their protests and the prophets preached them. But they never gave God ultimatums nor did they ever imagine to say, "Dear God we know that you don’t bring calamity on us so it must be Marduk or one of those other pagan deities. Why don’t you go and whack them." And it wasn’t that they were ignorant of secondary causes. They had some basic understanding that wind and clouds and such were involved in rainfall or that eating bad food could make you sick or that it was actual foreign forces that devastated them during battle. They knew all that and still said God was doing it!

We’re just not robust enough for that. Too much political correctness and too much modernist theology still clinging to us from Ritschl and Harnack and others. Can you imagine what would happen if we asked some brother to frame our congregational prayer for us and he said something like this. "Dear God, we haven’t wandered from your will but you have given us over to our enemies. We have tried to walk in your way but it doesn’t seem to matter to you because our enemies prosper at your hand and we go to the wall. You made promises to protect us from the enemy nations and instead you brought them against us and they have destroyed our freedom to worship. When are you going to wake up and do right by us?" See Psalm 44 and ask yourself if that would go over as a hymn in any congregation you know. (I’ve developed this a little in a book you might be interested in. The God who commands the impossible.)

©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... Edifying And Comforting One Another (1 Thessalonians 5:11)






               "THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS"

              Edifying And Comforting One Another (5:11)

INTRODUCTION

1. To be prepared for the coming of the Lord, Paul exhorted Christians
   to be "sons of light and sons of the day" - cf. 1Th 5:4-7
   a. Which necessitates putting on the armor of God - cf. 1Th 5:8
   b. Which also includes edifying and comforting one another - cf. 1 Th 5:11

2. This last charge to edify and comfort one another is just one of many
   "one another" passages in the New Testament; here are some of them:
   a. Love one another - Jn 13:34-35
   b. Be affectionate to one another, and honor one another - Ro 12:10
   c. Serve one another - Ga 5:13
   d. Bear with one another - Ep 4:2
   e. Submit to one another - Ep 5:21
   f. Be kind to one another, and forgive one another - Ep 4:32
   g. Exhort one another - He 3:13

3. These are based upon the principle that we are "members of one
   another" - Ro 12:5
   a. Implying an interdependence where we need one another
   b. An interdependence felt and expressed most keenly in the local
      church

[In this lesson, I wish to focus our attention upon the charge to
"comfort each other and edify one another", especially in our
relationship as members of the same congregation.  We note first the
command...]

I. COMFORT EACH OTHER

   A. THE WORD "COMFORT"...
      1. The Greek is parakaleo
      2. Lit., to call to one's side, call for, summon
      3. Hence, either "an exhortation, or consolation, comfort"
         (Vine's)
      -- The picture is one where someone walks alongside of another,
         providing comfort, even exhortation

   B. SOURCES OF COMFORT...
      1. Each member of the Godhead is a source of comfort
         a. The God of all comfort - 2Co 1:3; Ro 15:5
         b. The Lord Jesus Christ - 2Th 2:16-17
         c. The Holy Spirit - Ac 9:31
      2. The Word of God is a source of comfort
         a. Such as the Old Testament writings - Ro 15:4
         b. As well as New Testament promises - 1Th 4:18
      3. Our brethren are to be a source of comfort - 1Th 4:18; 5:11
         a. As Paul expected Tychicus to do for both the Ephesians and 
            the Colossians - Ep 6:21-22; Col 4:7-8
         b. As others had done for Paul - Col 4:10-11
      -- We are blessed to have so many different sources of comfort
         available to us!

   C. RECEIVING THE COMFORT GOD INTENDS...
      1. We must as individuals be in a right relationship with God 
         - 1Pe 3:12
         a. Which involves doing the Father's will - Mt 7:21-23
         b. Which involves keeping the Lord's commandments - Jn 14:21-23
      2. We must as individuals feed upon the Word of God - Jm 1:21
         a. The source of much comfort - Ro 15:4
         b. Comfort that comes from the joy and peace it gives - Ps 1:
            1-3; 119:165; Jer 15:16
      3. We must as "members of one another" comfort one another - 1Th 5:11
         a. With the comfort we each have received from God - 2Co 1:3-4
            1) Each of us receive comfort through our individual 
               relationship with God
            2) Each of us receive comfort through our relationship with 
               one another
         b. Can we not see the importance of involvement in the local 
            church?
            1) Unless we are active members, comforting one another...
            2) We miss out, and brethren miss out, on the comfort God 
               offers His people!
      4. God intends for us to receive comfort from two angles:
         a. Horizontally, through our relationship with Him
         b. Vertically, through our relationship with one another in
            the local church!

[Why deprive ourselves of the great blessing of comfort from God?  Why
shortchange ourselves when God desires us to have comfort "coming and
going"?  We hurt not only ourselves, but also our brethren!  Don't
forget Jesus' words in Mt 25:41-46.  Consider now also the charge to...]

II. EDIFY ONE ANOTHER

   A. THE WORD "EDIFY"...
      1. The Greek is oikodomeo
      2. Lit., to build a house
      3. Used metaphorically, in the sense of "edifying," promoting the
         spiritual growth and development of character of believers, by
         teaching or by example (Vine's)
      -- Each person is undergoing a spiritual construction project, 
         aided by the efforts of those around him or her

   B. THE IMPORTANCE OF EDIFICATION...
      1. Building up one another is something to "pursue" - Ro 14:19
      2. We need to be careful not to "destroy the work of God" - Ro 14:20
      3. We must be willing to bear with one another if it means 
         edification - Ro 15:1-3
      -- Building each other up is an obligation that has been placed 
         upon all Christians!

   C. ACCOMPLISHING THE EDIFICATION GOD INTENDS...
      1. It is done through the church, which Christ designed to edify 
         or build up its members - cf. Ep 4:11-12; 1Co 14:26
      2. It is done through the working of each individual member, doing
         his or her part - Ep 4:16
      3. It is done through kind and graceful words to one another - Ep 4:29
      -- The key point is this:  edification (like comfort) takes place
         through our involvement with one another in the local church!

CONCLUSION

1. To the Thessalonians, Paul was able to follow-up his command to
   comfort and edify one another with this statement:  "...just as you
   also are doing." - 1Th 5:11
   a. They were already comforting one another
   b. They were already edifying one another
   -- Yet like the command to love another, there is always the need to
      abound more and more - cf. 1Th 4:9-10

2. Could Paul have said the same of us as a church?  Of you as a
   Christian?
   a. Are we engaged in the ministry of providing comfort and 
      edification to our brethren?
   b. If you are not an active member of a local congregation, how can
      you?
   -- May this command of God motivate us to examine ourselves and our
      relationships with our brethren in the congregation where we work
      and worship!

If Paul could have written the same to us ("...just as you also are
doing."), then keep up the good work, and remember the words given to
encourage another congregation:

   "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always
   abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not
   in vain in the Lord."
                                       - 1 Cor 15:58

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study December 3



Bible Reading and Study   


December 3


The World English Bible



Dec. 3
Ezekiel 25-28

Eze 25:1 The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 25:2 Son of man, set your face toward the children of Ammon, and prophesy against them:
Eze 25:3 and tell the children of Ammon, Hear the word of the Lord Yahweh: Thus says the Lord Yahweh, Because you said, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was made desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity:
Eze 25:4 therefore, behold, I will deliver you to the children of the east for a possession, and they shall set their encampments in you, and make their dwellings in you; they shall eat your fruit, and they shall drink your milk.
Eze 25:5 I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the children of Ammon a resting place for flocks: and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
Eze 25:6 For thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because you have clapped your hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced with all the despite of your soul against the land of Israel;
Eze 25:7 therefore, behold, I have stretched out my hand on you, and will deliver you for a spoil to the nations; and I will cut you off from the peoples, and I will cause you to perish out of the countries: I will destroy you; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
Eze 25:8 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because Moab and Seir say, Behold, the house of Judah is like all the nations;
Eze 25:9 therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Beth Jeshimoth, Baal Meon, and Kiriathaim,
Eze 25:10 to the children of the east, to go against the children of Ammon; and I will give them for a possession, that the children of Ammon may not be remembered among the nations.
Eze 25:11 and I will execute judgments on Moab; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
Eze 25:12 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because Edom has dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended, and revenged himself on them;
Eze 25:13 therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, I will stretch out my hand on Edom, and will cut off man and animal from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; even to Dedan shall they fall by the sword.
Eze 25:14 I will lay my vengeance on Edom by the hand of my people Israel; and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath; and they shall know my vengeance, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 25:15 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with despite of soul to destroy with perpetual enmity;
Eze 25:16 therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, Behold, I will stretch out my hand on the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
Eze 25:17 I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they shall know that I am Yahweh, when I shall lay my vengeance on them.
Eze 26:1 It happened in the eleventh year, in the first day of the month, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 26:2 Son of man, because Tyre has said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken: the gate of the peoples; she is turned to me; I shall be replenished, now that she is laid waste:
Eze 26:3 therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, Behold, I am against you, Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes its waves to come up.
Eze 26:4 They shall destroy the walls of Tyre, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her a bare rock.
Eze 26:5 She shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea; for I have spoken it, says the Lord Yahweh; and she shall become a spoil to the nations.
Eze 26:6 Her daughters who are in the field shall be slain with the sword: and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
Eze 26:7 For thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I will bring on Tyre Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and a company, and much people.
Eze 26:8 He shall kill with the sword your daughters in the field; and he shall make forts against you, and cast up a mound against you, and raise up the buckler against you.
Eze 26:9 He shall set his battering engines against your walls, and with his axes he shall break down your towers.
Eze 26:10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover you: your walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wagons, and of the chariots, when he shall enter into your gates, as men enter into a city in which is made a breach.
Eze 26:11 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all your streets; he shall kill your people with the sword; and the pillars of your strength shall go down to the ground.
Eze 26:12 They shall make a spoil of your riches, and make a prey of your merchandise; and they shall break down your walls, and destroy your pleasant houses; and they shall lay your stones and your timber and your dust in the midst of the waters.
Eze 26:13 I will cause the noise of your songs to cease; and the sound of your harps shall be no more heard.
Eze 26:14 I will make you a bare rock; you shall be a place for the spreading of nets; you shall be built no more: for I Yahweh have spoken it, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 26:15 Thus says the Lord Yahweh to Tyre: shall not the islands shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groan, when the slaughter is made in the midst of you?
Eze 26:16 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay aside their robes, and strip off their embroidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit on the ground, and shall tremble every moment, and be astonished at you.
Eze 26:17 They shall take up a lamentation over you, and tell you, How are you destroyed, who were inhabited by seafaring men, the renowned city, who was strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, who caused their terror to be on all who lived there!
Eze 26:18 Now shall the islands tremble in the day of your fall; yes, the islands that are in the sea shall be dismayed at your departure.
Eze 26:19 For thus says the Lord Yahweh: When I shall make you a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep on you, and the great waters shall cover you;
Eze 26:20 then will I bring you down with those who descend into the pit, to the people of old time, and will make you to dwell in the lower parts of the earth, in the places that are desolate of old, with those who go down to the pit, that you be not inhabited; and I will set glory in the land of the living:
Eze 26:21 I will make you a terror, and you shall no more have any being; though you are sought for, yet you will never be found again, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 27:1 The word of Yahweh came again to me, saying,
Eze 27:2 You, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;
Eze 27:3 and tell Tyre, you who dwell at the entry of the sea, who are the merchant of the peoples to many islands, thus says the Lord Yahweh: You, Tyre, have said, I am perfect in beauty.
Eze 27:4 Your borders are in the heart of the seas; your builders have perfected your beauty.
Eze 27:5 They have made all your planks of fir trees from Senir; they have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.
Eze 27:6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made your oars; they have made your benches of ivory inlaid in boxwood, from the islands of Kittim.
Eze 27:7 Of fine linen with embroidered work from Egypt was your sail, that it might be to you for a banner; blue and purple from the islands of Elishah was your awning.
Eze 27:8 The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your rowers: your wise men, Tyre, were in you, they were your pilots.
Eze 27:9 The old men of Gebal and the wise men of it were in you your repairers of ship seams: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you to deal in your merchandise.
Eze 27:10 Persia and Lud and Put were in your army, your men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in you; they set forth your comeliness.
Eze 27:11 The men of Arvad with your army were on your walls all around, and valorous men were in your towers; they hanged their shields on your walls all around; they have perfected your beauty.
Eze 27:12 Tarshish was your merchant by reason of the multitude of all kinds of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded for your wares.
Eze 27:13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were your traffickers; they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass for your merchandise.
Eze 27:14 They of the house of Togarmah traded for your wares with horses and war horses and mules.
Eze 27:15 The men of Dedan were your traffickers; many islands were the market of your hand: they brought you in exchange horns of ivory and ebony.
Eze 27:16 Syria was your merchant by reason of the multitude of your handiworks: they traded for your wares with emeralds, purple, and embroidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and rubies.
Eze 27:17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were your traffickers: they traded for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, and confections, and honey, and oil, and balm.
Eze 27:18 Damascus was your merchant for the multitude of your handiworks, by reason of the multitude of all kinds of riches, with the wine of Helbon, and white wool.
Eze 27:19 Vedan and Javan traded with yarn for your wares: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were among your merchandise.
Eze 27:20 Dedan was your trafficker in precious cloths for riding.
Eze 27:21 Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they were the merchants of your hand; in lambs, and rams, and goats, in these were they your merchants.
Eze 27:22 The traffickers of Sheba and Raamah, they were your traffickers; they traded for your wares with the chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.
Eze 27:23 Haran and Canneh and Eden, the traffickers of Sheba, Asshur and Chilmad, were your traffickers.
Eze 27:24 These were your traffickers in choice wares, in wrappings of blue and embroidered work, and in chests of rich clothing, bound with cords and made of cedar, among your merchandise.
Eze 27:25 The ships of Tarshish were your caravans for your merchandise: and you were replenished, and made very glorious in the heart of the seas.
Eze 27:26 Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the heart of the seas.
Eze 27:27 Your riches, and your wares, your merchandise, your mariners, and your pilots, your repairers of ship seams, and the dealers in your merchandise, and all your men of war, who are in you, with all your company which is in the midst of you, shall fall into the heart of the seas in the day of your ruin.
Eze 27:28 At the sound of the cry of your pilots the suburbs shall shake.
Eze 27:29 All who handled the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships; they shall stand on the land,
Eze 27:30 and shall cause their voice to be heard over you, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust on their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
Eze 27:31 and they shall make themselves bald for you, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for you in bitterness of soul with bitter mourning.
Eze 27:32 In their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for you, and lament over you, saying, Who is there like Tyre, like her who is brought to silence in the midst of the sea?
Eze 27:33 When your wares went forth out of the seas, you filled many peoples; you did enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of your riches and of your merchandise.
Eze 27:34 In the time that you were broken by the seas in the depths of the waters, your merchandise and all your company did fall in the midst of you.
Eze 27:35 All the inhabitants of the islands are astonished at you, and their kings are horribly afraid; they are troubled in their face.
Eze 27:36 The merchants among the peoples hiss at you; you are become a terror, and you shall nevermore have any being.
Eze 28:1 The word of Yahweh came again to me, saying,
Eze 28:2 Son of man, tell the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet you are man, and not God, though you did set your heart as the heart of God--
Eze 28:3 behold, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that is hidden from you;
Eze 28:4 by your wisdom and by your understanding you have gotten you riches, and have gotten gold and silver into your treasures;
Eze 28:5 by your great wisdom and by your traffic have you increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up because of your riches--
Eze 28:6 therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because you have set your heart as the heart of God,
Eze 28:7 therefore, behold, I will bring strangers on you, the terrible of the nations; and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom, and they shall defile your brightness.
Eze 28:8 They shall bring you down to the pit; and you shall die the death of those who are slain, in the heart of the seas.
Eze 28:9 Will you yet say before him who kills you, I am God? but you are man, and not God, in the hand of him who wounds you.
Eze 28:10 You shall die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 28:11 Moreover the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and tell him, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
Eze 28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz, emerald, chrysolite, onyx, jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and beryl. Gold work of tambourines and of pipes was in you. In the day that you were created they were prepared.
Eze 28:14 You were the anointed cherub who covers: and I set you, so that you were on the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Eze 28:15 You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you.
Eze 28:16 By the abundance of your traffic they filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I have cast you as profane out of the mountain of God; and I have destroyed you, covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Eze 28:17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I have cast you to the ground; I have laid you before kings, that they may see you.
Eze 28:18 By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your traffic, you have profaned your sanctuaries; therefore have I brought forth a fire from the midst of you; it has devoured you, and I have turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all those who see you.
Eze 28:19 All those who know you among the peoples shall be astonished at you: you are become a terror, and you shall nevermore have any being.
Eze 28:20 The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 28:21 Son of man, set your face toward Sidon, and prophesy against it,
Eze 28:22 and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against you, Sidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of you; and they shall know that I am Yahweh, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.
Eze 28:23 For I will send pestilence into her, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall fall in the midst of her, with the sword on her on every side; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
Eze 28:24 There shall be no more a pricking brier to the house of Israel, nor a hurting thorn of any that are around them, that did despite to them; and they shall know that I am the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 28:25 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the nations, then shall they dwell in their own land which I gave to my servant Jacob.
Eze 28:26 They shall dwell securely therein; yes, they shall build houses, and plant vineyards, and shall dwell securely, when I have executed judgments on all those who do them despite all around them; and they shall know that I am Yahweh their God. 



 
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Ezekiel

 
Ezekiel 25 1
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 25 2
Son of man, set your face toward the children of Ammon, and prophesy against them:
Son of man, set thy face against the children of Ammon, and prophesy against them;
`Son of man, set thy face unto the sons of Ammon, and prophesy against them;
Ezekiel 25 3
and tell the children of Ammon, Hear the word of the Lord Yahweh: Thus says the Lord Yahweh, Because you said, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was made desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity:
and say unto the children of Ammon, Hear the word of the Lord Jehovah. Thus saith the
Lord Jehovah: Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and
against the land of Israel, when it was made desolate; and against the house of Judah,
when they went into captivity:
and thou hast said to the sons of Ammon: Hear ye a word of the Lord Jehovah: Thus
said the Lord Jehovah: Because of thy saying, Aha, to My sanctuary, Because it hath
been polluted, And unto the ground of Israel, Because it hath been desolate, And
unto the house of Judah, Because they have gone into a removal:
Ezekiel 25 4
therefore, behold, I will deliver you to the children of the east for a possession, and they shall set their encampments in you, and make their dwellings in you; they shall eat your fruit, and they shall drink your milk.
therefore behold, I will give thee to the children of the east for a possession, and they
shall set their encampments in thee, and make their dwellings in thee; they shall eat thy
fruits, and they shall drink thy milk.
Therefore, lo, I am giving thee to sons of the east for a possession, And they set
their towers in thee, And have placed in thee their tabernacles. They eat thy
fruit, and they drink thy milk,
Ezekiel 25 5
I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the children of Ammon a couching-place for flocks: and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
And I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels, and the children of Ammon a couching-
place for flocks: and ye shall know that I [am] Jehovah.
And I have given Rabbah for a habitation of camels, And the sons of Ammon for the
crouching of a flock, And ye have known that I [am] Jehovah.
Ezekiel 25 6
For thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because you have clapped your hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced with all the despite of your soul against the land of Israel;
For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because thou hast clapped the hands, and stamped with
the feet, and rejoiced with all the despite of thy soul against the land of Israel;
For thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of thy clapping the hand, And of thy
stamping with the foot, And thou rejoicest with all thy despite in soul Against
the ground of Israel,
Ezekiel 25 7
therefore, behold, I have stretched out my hand on you, and will deliver you for a spoil to the nations; and I will cut you off from the peoples, and I will cause you to perish out of the countries: I will destroy you; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
therefore behold, I will stretch out my hand upon thee, and will give thee for a spoil to
the nations; and I will cut thee off from the peoples, and I will cause thee to perish out of
the countries: I will destroy thee, and thou shalt know that I [am] Jehovah.
Therefore, lo, I -- I have stretched out My hand against thee, And have given thee
for a portion to nations, And I have cut thee off from the peoples, And caused thee
to perish from the lands; I destroy thee, and thou hast known that I [am] Jehovah.
Ezekiel 25 8
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because Moab and Seir say, Behold, the house of Judah is like all the nations;
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is
like unto all the nations,
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of the saying of Moab and Seir: Lo, as all the
nations [is] the house of Judah;
Ezekiel 25 9
therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim,
therefore behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities even to the
last of them, the glory of the country, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kirjathaim,
Therefore, lo, I am opening the shoulder of Moab -- From the cities -- from his
cities -- from his frontier, The beauty of the land, Beth-Jeshimoth, Baal-Meon, and
Kiriathaim,
Ezekiel 25 10
to the children of the east, [to go] against the children of Ammon; and I will give them for a possession, that the children of Ammon may not be remembered among the nations.
unto the children of the east, with [the land of] the children of Ammon; and I will give it
them for a possession, that the children of Ammon may not be remembered among the
nations:
To the sons of the east, with the sons of Ammon, And I have given it for a
possession, So that the sons of Ammon are not remembered among nations.
Ezekiel 25 11
and I will execute judgments on Moab; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
and I will execute judgments upon Moab, and they shall know that I [am] Jehovah.
And in Moab I do judgments, And they have known that I [am] Jehovah.
Ezekiel 25 12
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because Edom has dealt against the house of Judah by taking
vengeance, and has greatly offended, and revenged himself on them;
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by
taking vengeance, and hath made himself very guilty, and revenged himself upon them,
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of the doings of Edom, In taking vengeance on
the house of Judah, Yea, they are very guilty, And they have taken vengeance on
them.
Ezekiel 25 13
therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, I will stretch out my hand on Edom, and will cut off man and animal from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; even to Dedan shall they fall by the sword.
therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will also stretch out my hand upon Edom; and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and unto Dedan shall they fall by the sword.
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: I have stretched out My hand against Edom,
And I have cut off from it man and beast, And given it up -- a waste, from Teman
even to Dedan, By sword they do fall.
Ezekiel 25 14
I will lay my vengeance on Edom by the hand of my people Israel; and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath; and they shall know my vengeance, says the Lord Yahweh.
And I will execute my vengeance upon Edom, by the hand of my people Israel; and they
shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know
my vengeance, saith the Lord Jehovah.
And I have given My vengeance on Edom, By the hand of My people Israel, And they
have done in Edom, According to My anger, and according to My fury, And they
have known My vengeance, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.
Ezekiel 25 15
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with despite of soul to destroy with perpetual enmity;
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have
taken vengeance with despite of soul, to destroy, from old hatred;
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of the doings of the Philistines in vengeance,
And they take vengeance with despite in soul, To destroy -- the enmity age-
Ezekiel 25 16
therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, Behold, I will stretch out my hand on the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I stretch out my hands upon the
Philistines, and I will cut off the Kerethites, and cause the remnant of the sea-coast to
perish.
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am stretching out My hand against the
Philistines, And I have cut off the Cherethim, And destroyed the remnant of the
haven of the sea,
Ezekiel 25 17
I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they shall know that I am Yahweh, when I shall lay my vengeance on them.
And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know
that I [am] Jehovah, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.
And done upon them great vengeance with furious reproofs, And they have known
that I [am] Jehovah, In My giving out My vengeance on them!
Ezekiel 26 1
It happened in the eleventh year, in the first [day] of the month, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
And it came to pass in the eleventh year, on the first of the month, [that] the word of
Jehovah came unto me, saying,
And it cometh to pass, in the eleventh year, in the first of the month, there hath
been a word of Jehovah unto me, saying: `Son of man,
Ezekiel 26 2
Son of man, because Tyre has said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken: the gate of the peoples; she is turned to me; I shall be replenished, now that she is laid waste:
Son of man, because Tyre hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken, the gate of the
peoples! she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished [now] she is laid waste;
Because that Tyre hath said of Jerusalem: Aha, she hath been broken, the doors of
the peoples, She hath turned round unto me, I am filled -- she hath been laid waste,
Ezekiel 26 3
therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, Behold, I am against you, Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes its waves to come up.
therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, Tyre, and will cause
many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth its waves to come up.
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I [am] against thee, O Tyre, And have
caused to come up against thee many nations, As the sea causeth its billows to
come up.
Ezekiel 26 4
They shall destroy the walls of Tyre, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her a bare rock.
And they shall destroy the walls of Tyre, and break down her towers. And I will scrape
her dust from her, and make her a bare rock.
And they have destroyed the walls of Tyre, And they have broken down her towers,
And I have scraped her dust from her, And made her for a clear place of a rock.
Ezekiel 26 5
She shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea; for I have spoken it, says the Lord Yahweh; and she shall become a spoil to the nations.
She shall be [a place] for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea; for I have spoken
[it], saith the Lord Jehovah; and she shall become a spoil for the nations.
A spreading place of nets she is in the midst of the sea, For I -- I have spoken -- an
affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And she hath been for a spoil to nations.
Ezekiel 26 6
Her daughters who are in the field shall be slain with the sword: and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
And her daughters that are in the field shall be slain by the sword; and they shall know
that I [am] Jehovah.
And her daughters who [are] in the field, by sword they are slain, And they have
known that I [am] Jehovah,
Ezekiel 26 7
For thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I will bring on Tyre Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and a company, and much people.
For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will bring from the north, against Tyre,
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, the king of kings, with horses, and with chariots, and
with horsemen, and an assemblage, and much people.
For, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am bringing in unto Tyre Nebuchadrezzar
king of Babylon, From the north -- a king of kings, With horse, and with chariot,
and with horsemen, Even an assembly, and a numerous people.
Ezekiel 26 8
He shall kill with the sword your daughters in the field; and he shall make forts against you, and cast up a mound against you, and raise up the buckler against you.
He shall slay with the sword thy daughters in the field, and he shall make forts against
thee, and cast up a mound against thee, and lift up the target against thee;
Thy daughters in the field by sword he slayeth, And he hath made against thee a
fort, And hath poured out against thee a mount, And hath raised against thee a
buckler.
Ezekiel 26 9
He shall set his battering engines against your walls, and with his axes he shall break down your towers.
and he shall set his engines of attack against thy walls, and with his spikes he shall break
down thy towers.
And a battering-ram before him he placeth against thy walls, And thy towers he
breaketh by his weapons.
Ezekiel 26 10
By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover you: your walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wagons, and of the chariots, when he shall enter into your gates, as men enter into a city in which is made a breach.
By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover thee; thy walls shall shake
at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots, when he shall enter
through thy gates, as a city is entered into, wherein is made a breach.
From the abundance of his horses cover thee doth their dust, From the noise of
horseman, and wheel, and rider, Shake do thy walls, in his coming in to thy gates,
As the coming into a city broken-up.
Ezekiel 26 11
With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all your streets; he shall kill your people with the sword; and the pillars of your strength shall go down to the ground.
With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets; he shall slay thy people by the sword, and the pillars of thy strength shall go down to the ground.
With hoofs of his horses he treadeth all thine out-places, Thy people by sword he
doth slay, And the pillars of thy strength to the earth come down.
Ezekiel 26 12
They shall make a spoil of your riches, and make a prey of your merchandise; and they shall break down your walls, and destroy your pleasant houses; and they shall lay your stones and your timber and your dust in the midst of the waters.
And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy wares; and they shall
break down thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant houses; and they shall lay thy stones and
thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the waters.
And they have spoiled thy wealth, And they have plundered thy merchandise, And
they have thrown down thy walls, And thy desirable houses they break down, And
thy stones, and thy wood, and thy dust, In the midst of the waters they place.
Ezekiel 26 13
I will cause the noise of your songs to cease; and the sound of your harps shall be no more heard.
And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no
more heard.
And I have caused the noise of thy songs to cease, And the voice of thy harps is
heard no more.
Ezekiel 26 14
I will make you a bare rock; you shall be a place for the spreading of nets; you shall be built no more: for I Yahweh have spoken it, says the Lord Yahweh.
And I will make thee a bare rock; thou shalt be [a place] for the spreading of nets; thou
shalt be built no more: for I Jehovah have spoken [it], saith the Lord Jehovah.
And I have given thee up for a clear place of a rock, A spreading-place of nets thou
art, Thou art not built up any more, For I, Jehovah, I have spoken, An affirmation
of the Lord Jehovah.
Ezekiel 26 15
Thus says the Lord Yahweh to Tyre: shall not the isles shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groan, when the slaughter is made in the midst of you?
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah to Tyre: Shall not the isles shake at the sound of thy fall, when the wounded groan, when the slaughter is made in the midst of thee?
Thus said the Lord Jehovah to Tyre: Do not -- from the noise of thy fall, In the
groaning of the wounded, In the slaying of the slaughter in thy midst, The isles
shake?
Ezekiel 26 16
Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay aside their robes, and strip off their embroidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit on the ground, and shall tremble every moment, and be astonished at you.
And all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay aside their
robes, and put off their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with
trembling, they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble [every] moment, and be
astonied because of thee.
And come down from off their thrones have all princes of the sea, And they have
turned aside their robes, And their embroidered garments strip off, Trembling
they put on, on the earth they sit, And they have trembled every moment, And
they have been astonished at thee,
Ezekiel 26 17
They shall take up a lamentation over you, and tell you, How are you destroyed, who were inhabited by seafaring men, the renowned city, who was strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, who caused their terror to be on all who lived there!
And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How hast thou perished,
that wast inhabited from the seas, O renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, -- she
and her inhabitants, who caused their terror to be on all them that dwell therein!
And have lifted up for thee a lamentation, And said to thee: How hast thou
perished, That art inhabited from the seas, The praised city, that was strong in
the sea, She and her inhabitants, Who put their terror on all her inhabitants!
Ezekiel 26 18
Now shall the isles tremble in the day of your fall; yes, the isles that are in the sea shall be dismayed at your departure.
Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; and the isles that are in the sea shall be
troubled at thy departure.
Now they tremble, is it not the day of thy fall? Troubled have been the isles that
[are] in the sea, at thine outgoing.
Ezekiel 26 19
For thus says the Lord Yahweh: When I shall make you a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep on you, and the great waters shall cover you;
For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: When I shall make thee a desolate city, like the cities
that are not inhabited; when I bring up the deep upon thee, and the great waters cover
thee:
For thus said the Lord Jehovah: In my making thee a city wasted, Like cities that
have not been inhabited, In bringing up against thee the deep, Then covered thee
have the great waters.
Ezekiel 26 20
then will I bring you down with those who descend into the pit, to the people of old time, and will make you to dwell in the nether parts of the earth, in the places that are desolate of old, with those who go down to the pit, that you be not inhabited; and I will set glory in the land of the living:
then will I bring thee down, with them that go down to the pit, to the people of old time,
and will cause thee to dwell in the lower parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with
them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I will set glory in the land
of the living.
And I have caused thee to go down, With those going down to the pit, Unto the
people of old, And I have caused thee to dwell in the land, The lower parts -- in
wastes of old, With those going down to the pit, So that thou art not inhabited,
And I have given beauty in the land of the living.
Ezekiel 26 21
I will make you a terror, and you shall no more have any being; though you be sought for, yet shall you never be found again, says the Lord Yahweh.
And I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no [more]; and thou shalt be sought for,
and shalt never be found again, for ever, saith the Lord Jehovah.
Wastes I do make thee, and thou art not, And thou art sought, and art not found
any more -- to the age, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah!`
Ezekiel 27 1
The word of Yahweh came again to me, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying:
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying:
Ezekiel 27 2
You, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;
And thou, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre,
`And thou, son of man, lift up concerning Tyre a lamentation, and thou hast said to
Tyre:
Ezekiel 27 3
and tell Tyre, you who dwell at the entry of the sea, who are the merchant of the peoples to many isles, thus says the Lord Yahweh: You, Tyre, have said, I am perfect in beauty.
and say unto Tyre: O thou that art situate at the entries of the sea, and traffickest with
the peoples in many isles, thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou, Tyre, hast said, I am perfect
in beauty.
O dweller on the entrances of the sea, Merchant of the peoples unto many isles,
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: O Tyre, thou -- thou hast said: I [am] the perfection of
beauty.
Ezekiel 27 4
Your borders are in the heart of the seas; your builders have perfected your beauty.
Thy borders are in the heart of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty.
In the heart of the seas [are] thy borders, Thy builders have perfected thy beauty.
Ezekiel 27 5
They have made all your planks of fir-trees from Senir; they have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.
They made all thy double boards of cypress-trees of Senir; they took cedars from Lebanon
to make masts for thee.
Of firs of Senir they have built to thee all thy double-boarded ships, Of cedars of
Lebanon they have taken to make a mast for thee,
Ezekiel 27 6
Of the oaks of Bashan have they made your oars; they have made your benches of ivory inlaid in boxwood, from the isles of Kittim.
Of the oaks of Bashan did they make thine oars; they made thy benches of ivory, inlaid in
box-wood, out of the isles of Chittim.
Of oaks of Bashan they made thine oars, Thy bench they have made of ivory, A
branch of Ashurim from isles of Chittim.
Ezekiel 27 7
Of fine linen with embroidered work from Egypt was your sail, that it might be to you for an ensign; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was your awning.
Byssus with broidered work from Egypt was thy sail, to serve thee for a banner; blue and
purple from the isles of Elishah was thine awning.
Of fine linen with embroidery from Egypt hath been thy sail, To be to thee for an
ensign, Of blue and purple from isles of Elishah hath been thy covering.
Ezekiel 27 8
The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your rowers: your wise men, Tyre, were in you, they were your pilots.
The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy rowers; thy wise men, O Tyre, who were in
thee, were thy pilots.
Inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad have been rowers to thee, Thy wise men, O Tyre,
have been in thee, They [are] thy pilots.
Ezekiel 27 9
The old men of Gebal and the wise men of it were in you your repairers of ship seams: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you to deal in your merchandise.
The elders of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee repairing thy leaks; all the
ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee, to barter with thee.
Elders of Gebal and its wise men have been in thee, Strengthening thy breach; All
ships of the sea and their mariners, Have been in thee, to trade [with] thy
merchandise.
Ezekiel 27 10
Persia and Lud and Put were in your army, your men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in you; they set forth your comeliness.
Persia and Lud and Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged shield and
helmet in thee; they gave splendour to thee.
Persian and Lud and Phut Have been in thy forces -- thy men of war. Shield and
helmet they hung up in thee, They -- they have given out thine honour.
Ezekiel 27 11
The men of Arvad with your army were on your walls round about, and valorous men were in your towers; they hanged their shields on your walls round about; they have perfected your beauty.
The children of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the
Gammadim were on thy towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about;
they made thy beauty perfect.
The sons of Arvad, and thy force, [Are] on thy walls round about, And short
swordsmen in thy towers have been, Their shields they have hung up on thy walls
round about, They -- they have perfected thy beauty.
Ezekiel 27 12
Tarshish was your merchant by reason of the multitude of all kinds of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded for your wares.
Tarshish dealt with thee by reason of the abundance of all substance; with silver, iron,
tin, and lead, they furnished thy markets.
Tarshish [is] thy merchant, Because of the abundance of all wealth, For silver,
iron, tin, and lead, They have given out thy remnants.
Ezekiel 27 13
Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were your traffickers; they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass for your merchandise.
Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy traffickers: they bartered with thee the persons of men, and vessels of bronze.
Javan, Tubal, and Meshech -- they [are] thy merchants, For persons of men, and
vessels of brass, They have given out thy merchandise.
Ezekiel 27 14
They of the house of Togarmah traded for your wares with horses and war-horses and mules.
They of the house of Togarmah furnished thy markets with horses, and horsemen, and
mules.
They of the house of Togarmah, [For] horses, and riding steeds, and mules, They
have given out thy remnants.
Ezekiel 27 15
The men of Dedan were your traffickers; many isles were the market of your hand: they brought you in exchange horns of ivory and ebony.
The children of Dedan were thy traffickers; many isles were the mart of thy hand: they
rendered in payment horns of ivory, and ebony.
Sons of Dedan [are] thy merchants, Many isles [are] the mart of thy hand, Horns of
ivory and ebony they sent back thy reward.
Ezekiel 27 16
Syria was your merchant by reason of the multitude of your handiworks: they traded for your wares with emeralds, purple, and embroidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and rubies.
Syria dealt with thee for the multitude of thy handiworks: they traded in thy markets
with carbuncles, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and corals, and rubies.
Aram [is] thy merchant, Because of the abundance of thy works, For emerald,
purple, and embroidery, And fine linen, and coral, and agate, They have given out
thy remnants.
Ezekiel 27 17
Judah, and the land of Israel, they were your traffickers: they traded for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, and confections, and honey, and oil, and balm.
Judah and the land of Israel were thy traffickers: they bartered with thee wheat of
Minnith, and sweet cakes, and honey, and oil, and balm.
Judah and the land of Israel -- they [are] thy merchants, For wheat of Minnith, and
Pannag, And honey, and oil, and balm, They have given out thy merchandise.
Ezekiel 27 18
Damascus was your merchant for the multitude of your handiworks, by reason of the multitude of all kinds of riches, with the wine of Helbon, and white wool.
Damascus dealt with thee because of the multitude of thy handiworks, by reason of the
abundance of all substance, with wine of Helbon, and white wool.
Damascus [is] thy merchant, For the abundance of thy works, Because of the
abundance of all wealth, For wine of Helbon, and white wool.
Ezekiel 27 19
Vedan and Javan traded with yarn for your wares: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were among your merchandise.
Vedan and Javan of Uzal traded in thy markets: wrought iron, cassia, and calamus were in thy traffic.
Vedan and Javan go about with thy remnants, They have given shining iron,
cassia, and cane, In thy merchandise it hath been.
Ezekiel 27 20
Dedan was your trafficker in precious cloths for riding.
Dedan was thy trafficker in precious riding-cloths.
Dedan [is] thy merchant, For clothes of freedom for riding.
Ezekiel 27 21
Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they were the merchants of your hand; in lambs, and rams, and goats, in these were they your merchants.
Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were the merchants of thy hand: in lambs, and rams,
and goats, in these did they trade with thee.
Arabia, and all princes of Kedar, They [are] the traders of thy hand, For lambs, and
rams, and he-goats, In these thy merchants.
Ezekiel 27 22
The traffickers of Sheba and Raamah, they were your traffickers; they traded for your wares with the chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.
The merchants of Sheba and Raamah were thy traffickers: they furnished thy markets
with all the choice spices, and with all precious stones and gold.
Merchants of Sheba and Raamah -- they [are] thy merchants, For the chief of all
spices, And for every precious stone, and gold, They have given out thy remnants.
Ezekiel 27 23
Haran and Canneh and Eden, the traffickers of Sheba, Asshur [and] Chilmad, were your
traffickers.
Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad traded with
thee:
Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, merchants of Sheba, Asshur -- Chilmad -- [are] thy
merchants,
Ezekiel 27 24
These were your traffickers in choice wares, in wrappings of blue and embroidered work, and in chests of rich clothing, bound with cords and made of cedar, among your merchandise.
these traded with thee in sumptuous clothes, in wrappings of blue and broidered work,
and in chests full of variegated stuffs, bound with cords and made of cedar-wood,
amongst thy merchandise.
They [are] thy merchants for perfect things, For wrappings of blue, and
embroidery, And for treasuries of rich apparel, With cords bound and girded, for
thy merchandise,
Ezekiel 27 25
The ships of Tarshish were your caravans for your merchandise: and you were replenished, and made very glorious in the heart of the seas.
The ships of Tarshish were thy caravans for thy traffic; and thou wast replenished, and
highly honoured, in the heart of the seas.
Ships of Tarshish [are] thy double walls of thy merchandise, And thou art filled
and honoured greatly, In the heart of the seas.
Ezekiel 27 26
Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the heart of the seas.
Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters; the east wind hath broken thee in the
heart of the seas.
Into great waters have they brought thee, Those rowing thee, The east wind hath
broken thee in the heart of the seas.
Ezekiel 27 27
Your riches, and your wares, your merchandise, your mariners, and your pilots, your repairers of ship seams, and the dealers in your merchandise, and all your men of war, who are in you, with all your company which is in the midst of you, shall fall into the heart of the seas in the day of your ruin.
Thy substance, and thy markets, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, they that
repair thy leaks, and they that barter with thee, and all thy men of war that are in thee,
along with all thine assemblage which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the heart of
the seas in the day of thy fall.
Thy wealth and thy remnants, Thy merchandise, thy mariners, And thy pilots,
strengtheners of thy breach, And the traders of thy merchandise, And all thy men
of war, who [are] in thee, And in all thine assembly that [is] in thy midst, Fall into
the heart of the seas in the day of thy fall,
Ezekiel 27 28
At the sound of the cry of your pilots the suburbs shall shake.
The open places shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.
At the voice of the cry of thy pilots shake do the suburbs.
Ezekiel 27 29
All who handled the oar, the mariners, [and] all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships; they shall stand on the land,
And all that handle the oar, the mariners, all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from
their ships; they shall stand upon the land,
And come down from their ships have all handling an oar, Mariners, all the pilots
of the sea, on the land they stand,
Ezekiel 27 30
and shall cause their voice to be heard over you, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust on their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
and shall cause their voice to be heard over thee, and shall cry bitterly; and they shall
cast up dust upon their heads; they shall wallow themselves in ashes.
And have sounded for thee with their voice, And cry bitterly, and cause dust to go
up on their heads, In ashes they do roll themselves.
Ezekiel 27 31
and they shall make themselves bald for you, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for you in bitterness of soul with bitter mourning.
And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird themselves with
sackcloth; and they shall weep for thee in bitterness of soul with bitter mourning.
And they have made for thee baldness, And they have girded on sackcloth, And
they have wept for thee, In bitterness of soul -- a bitter mourning.
Ezekiel 27 32
In their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for you, and lament over you, [saying], Who is there like Tyre, like her who is brought to silence in the midst of the sea?
And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee,
[saying,] Who is like Tyre, like her that is destroyed in the midst of the sea?
And lifted up for thee have their sons a lamentation, And they have lamented over
thee, who [is] as Tyre? As the cut-off one in the midst of the sea?
Ezekiel 27 33
When your wares went forth out of the seas, you filled many peoples; you did enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of your riches and of your merchandise.
When thy wares went forth over the seas, thou filledst many peoples; thou didst enrich
the kings of the earth with the abundance of thy substance and of thy merchandise.
With the outgoing of thy remnants from the seas, Thou hast filled many peoples,
With the abundance of thy riches, and thy merchandise, Thou hast made rich
things of earth.
Ezekiel 27 34
In the time that you were broken by the seas in the depths of the waters, your merchandise and all your company did fall in the midst of you.
In the time [when] thou art broken by the seas, in the depths of the waters, thy
merchandise and all thine assemblage in the midst of thee have fallen.
The time of [thy] being broken by the seas in the depths of the waters, Thy
merchandise and all thy assembly in thy midst have fallen.
Ezekiel 27 35
All the inhabitants of the isles are astonished at you, and their kings are horribly afraid; they are troubled in their face.
All the inhabitants of the isles are amazed at thee, and their kings are horribly afraid,
[their] countenance is troubled.
All inhabitants of the isles have been astonished at thee, And their kings have
been sore afraid, They have been troubled in countenance.
Ezekiel 27 36
The merchants among the peoples hiss at you; you are become a terror, and you shall nevermore have any being.
The merchants among the peoples hiss at thee; thou art become a terror, and thou shalt
never be any more.
Merchants among the peoples have shrieked for thee, Wastes thou hast been, and
thou art not -- to the age!`
Ezekiel 28 1
The word of Yahweh came again to me, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying:
Ezekiel 28 2
Son of man, tell the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet you are man, and not God, though you did set your heart as the heart of God;-
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a ·god, I sit [in] the seat of God, in the heart of the seas, (and thou art a man, and not ·God,) and thou settest thy heart as the heart of God:
`Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because thy
heart hath been high, And thou dost say: A god I [am], The habitation of God I have
inhabited, In the heart of the seas, And thou [art] man, and not God, And thou
givest out thy heart as the heart of God,
Ezekiel 28 3
behold, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that is hidden from you;
behold, thou art wiser than Daniel! nothing secret is obscure for thee;
Lo, thou [art] wiser than Daniel, No hidden thing have they concealed from thee.
Ezekiel 28 4
by your wisdom and by your understanding you have gotten you riches, and have gotten gold and silver into your treasures;
by thy wisdom and by thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten
gold and silver into thy treasures;
By thy wisdom and by thine understanding Thou hast made for thee wealth, And
makest gold and silver in thy treasuries.
Ezekiel 28 5
by your great wisdom [and] by your traffic have you increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up because of your riches;-
by thy great wisdom thou hast by thy traffic increased thy riches, and thy heart is lifted
up because of thy riches.
By the abundance of thy wisdom, Through thy merchandise, Thou hast multiplied
thy wealth, And high is thy heart through thy wealth.
Ezekiel 28 6
therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because you have set your heart as the heart of God,
Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because thou hast set thy heart as the heart of God,
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of thy giving out thy heart as the
heart of God,
Ezekiel 28 7
therefore, behold, I will bring strangers on you, the terrible of the nations; and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom, and they shall defile your brightness.
therefore behold, I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations; and they
shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall tarnish thy
brightness.
Therefore, lo, I am bringing in against thee strangers, The terrible of the nations,
And they have drawn out their swords Against the beauty of thy wisdom, And
they have pierced thy brightness.
Ezekiel 28 8
They shall bring you down to the pit; and you shall die the death of those who are slain, in the heart of the seas.
They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of those that are
slain in the heart of the seas.
To destruction they bring thee down, Thou diest by the deaths of the wounded, in
the heart of the seas.
Ezekiel 28 9
Will you yet say before him who kills you, I am God? but you are man, and not God, in the hand of him who wounds you.
Wilt thou then say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and
not ·God, in the hand of him that pierceth thee.
Dost thou really say, `I [am] God,` Before him who is slaying thee? And thou [art]
man, and not God, In the hand of him who is piercing thee.
Ezekiel 28 10
You shall die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, says the Lord Yahweh.
Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised, by the hand of strangers: for I have
spoken [it], saith the Lord Jehovah.
The deaths of the uncircumcised thou diest, By the hand of strangers, for I have
spoken, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.`
Ezekiel 28 11
Moreover 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 28 12
Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and tell him, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou, who sealest up the measure of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty,
`Son of man, lift up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, And thou hast said to him:
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Thou art sealing up a measurement, Full of wisdom,
and perfect in beauty.
Ezekiel 28 13
You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, the topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the emerald, and gold: the workmanship of your tambourines and of your pipes was in you; in the day that you were created they were prepared.
thou wast in Eden, the garden of God. Every precious stone was thy covering: the sardius,
the topaz, and the diamond, the chrysolite, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the
carbuncle, and the emerald, and gold. The workmanship of thy tambours and of thy pipes
was in thee: in the day that thou wast created were they prepared.
In Eden, the garden of God, thou hast been, Every precious stone thy covering,
Ruby, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, emerald, and
carbuncle, and gold, The workmanship of thy tabrets, and of thy pipes, In thee in
the day of thy being produced, have been prepared.
Ezekiel 28 14
You were the anointed cherub who covers: and I set you, [so that] you were on the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Thou wast the anointed covering cherub, and I had set thee [so]: thou wast upon the holy
mountain of God; thou didst walk up and down in the midst of stones of fire.
Thou [art] an anointed cherub who is covering, And I have set thee in the holy
mount, God thou hast been, In the midst of stones of fire thou hast walked up and
down.
Ezekiel 28 15
You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you.
Thou wast perfect in thy ways, from the day that thou wast created, till unrighteousness
was found in thee.
Perfect [art] thou in thy ways, From the day of thy being produced, Till perversity
hath been found in thee.
Ezekiel 28 16
By the abundance of your traffic they filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I have cast you as profane out of the mountain of God; and I have destroyed you, covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
By the abundance of thy traffic they filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast
sinned; therefore have I cast thee as profane from the mountain of God, and have
destroyed thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
By the abundance of thy merchandise They have filled thy midst with violence,
And thou dost sin, And I thrust thee from the mount of God, And I destroy thee, O
covering cherub, From the midst of the stones of fire.
Ezekiel 28 17
Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I have cast you to the ground; I have laid you before kings, that they may see you.
Thy heart was lifted up because of thy beauty; thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason
of thy brightness: I have cast thee to the ground, I have laid thee before kings, that they
may behold thee.
High hath been thy heart, because of thy beauty, Thou hast corrupted thy wisdom
because of thy brightness, On the earth I have cast thee, Before kings I have set
thee, to look on thee,
Ezekiel 28 18
By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your traffic, you have profaned your sanctuaries; therefore have I brought forth a fire from the midst of you; it has devoured you, and I have turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all those who see you.
By the multitude of thine iniquities, by the unrighteousness of thy traffic, thou hast
profaned thy sanctuaries: and I have brought forth a fire out of the midst of thee -- it
hath consumed thee; and I have brought thee to ashes upon the earth, in the sight of all
them that behold thee.
From the abundance of thy iniquity, By the perversity of thy traffic, Thou hast
polluted thy sanctuaries, And I bring forth fire from thy midst, It hath devoured
thee, And I make thee become ashes on the earth, Before the eyes of all beholding
thee.
Ezekiel 28 19
All those who know you among the peoples shall be astonished at you: you are become a terror, and you shall nevermore have any being.
All they that know thee among the peoples shall be amazed at thee: thou art become a
terror, and thou shalt never be any more.
All knowing thee among the peoples Have been astonished at thee, Wastes thou
hast been, and thou art not -- to the age.`
Ezekiel 28 20
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 28 21
Son of man, set your face toward Sidon, and prophesy against it,
Son of man, set thy face towards Zidon, and prophesy against it,
`Son of man, set thy face unto Zidon, and prophesy concerning it;
Ezekiel 28 22
and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against you, Sidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of you; and they shall know that I am Yahweh, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.
and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, Zidon, and I will be
glorified in the midst of thee; and they shall know that I [am] Jehovah, when I shall have
executed judgments in her, and shall be hallowed in her.
and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I [am] against thee, O Zidon,
And I have been honoured in thy midst, And they have known that I [am] Jehovah,
In My doing in her judgments, And I have been sanctified in her.
Ezekiel 28 23
For I will send pestilence into her, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall fall in the midst of her, with the sword on her on every side; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
And I will send into her the pestilence, and blood in her streets; and the wounded shall
fall in the midst of her, by the sword upon her on every side: and they shall know that I
[am] Jehovah.
And I have sent into her pestilence, And blood into her out-places, The wounded
hath been judged in her midst, By the sword upon her round about, And they have
known that I [am] Jehovah.
Ezekiel 28 24
There shall be no more a pricking brier to the house of Israel, nor a hurting thorn of any that are round about them, that did despite to them; and they shall know that I am the Lord Yahweh.
And there shall be no more a wounding sting for the house of Israel, nor any grieving
thorn, among all that were round about them, that despised them: and they shall know
that I [am] the Lord Jehovah.
And there is no more to the house of Israel A pricking brier, and paining thorn,
Of all round about them -- despising them, And they have known that I [am] the
Lord Jehovah.
Ezekiel 28 25
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the nations, then shall they dwell in their own land which I gave to my servant Jacob.
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the
peoples among whom they are scattered, and shall be hallowed in them in the sight of the
nations, then shall they dwell in their land which I have given to my servant Jacob.
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: In My gathering the house of Israel, Out of the peoples
among whom they were scattered, I have been sanctified in them, Before the eyes
of the nations, And they have dwelt on their ground, That I gave to My servant, to
Jacob,
Ezekiel 28 26
They shall dwell securely therein; yes, they shall build houses, and plant vineyards, and shall dwell securely, when I have executed judgments on all those who do them despite round about them; and they shall know that I am Yahweh their God.
They shall dwell in it in safety, and shall build houses and plant vineyards; and they shall
dwell in safety, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despised them round
about them: and they shall know that I [am] Jehovah their God.
And they have dwelt on it confidently, And builded houses, and planted vineyards,
And dwelt confidently -- in My doing judgments, On all those despising them
round about, And they have known that I, Jehovah, [am] their God!`


Study Questions

What did Ammon do, that they would have a prophecy against them? 25:2,3

Why did God stretch out his hand against Edom? 25:13

What was done against Israel? 25:15
 
What king will destroy Tyre? 26:7
 
What was the son of man to take up? 27:2
 
How were those of Tyre paid? 27:15-22
 
Who carried Tyre's merchandise? 27:25
 
Who did Tyre enrich? 27:33
 
What did the king of Tyre do wrong? 28:15
 
How will the king of Tyre die? 28:8-10
 
What will Sidon come to know? 28:22, 23, 24, 26



The World English Bible

Dec. 3
1 Peter 1

1Pe 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the chosen ones who are living as foreigners in the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
1Pe 1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with his blood: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy became our father again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1Pe 1:4 to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn't fade away, reserved in Heaven for you,
1Pe 1:5 who by the power of God are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1Pe 1:6 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been put to grief in various trials,
1Pe 1:7 that the proof of your faith, which is more precious than gold that perishes even though it is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ--
1Pe 1:8 whom not having known you love; in whom, though now you don't see him, yet believing, you rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory--
1Pe 1:9 receiving the result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1Pe 1:10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,
1Pe 1:11 searching for who or what kind of time the Spirit of Christ, which was in them, pointed to, when he predicted the sufferings of Christ, and the glories that would follow them.
1Pe 1:12 To them it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to you, they ministered these things, which now have been announced to you through those who preached the Good News to you by the Holy Spirit sent out from heaven; which things angels desire to look into.
1Pe 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, be sober and set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ--
1Pe 1:14 as children of obedience, not conforming yourselves according to your former lusts as in your ignorance,
1Pe 1:15 but just as he who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all of your behavior;
1Pe 1:16 because it is written, "You shall be holy; for I am holy."
1Pe 1:17 If you call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judges according to each man's work, pass the time of your living as foreigners here in reverent fear:
1Pe 1:18 knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers,
1Pe 1:19 but with precious blood, as of a faultless and pure lamb, the blood of Christ;
1Pe 1:20 who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of times for your sake,
1Pe 1:21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.
1Pe 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:
1Pe 1:23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which lives and remains forever.
1Pe 1:24 For, "All flesh is like grass, and all of man's glory like the flower in the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls;
1Pe 1:25 but the Lord's word endures forever." This is the word of Good News which was preached to you.



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

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about what the Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.
1 Peter
1 Peter 1 1
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the chosen ones who are living as aliens in the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
Peter, apostle of Jesus Christ, to [the] sojourners of [the] dispersion of Pontus, Galatia,
Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the choice sojourners of the dispersion of
Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
1 Peter 1 2
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
elect according to [the] foreknowledge of God [the] Father, by sanctification of [the]
Spirit, unto [the] obedience and sprinkling of [the] blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you
and peace be multiplied.
according to a foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, to
obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be
multiplied!
1 Peter 1 3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy became the father of us again to a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to his great
mercy, has begotten us again to a living hope through [the] resurrection of Jesus Christ
from among [the] dead,
Blessed [is] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to the
abundance of His kindness did beget us again to a living hope, through the rising
again of Jesus Christ out of the dead,
1 Peter 1 4
to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance, and that doesn`t fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
to an incorruptible and undefiled and unfading inheritance, reserved in [the] heavens
for you,
to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and unfading, reserved in the
heavens for you,
1 Peter 1 5
who by the power of God are guarded through faith to a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
who are kept guarded by [the] power of God through faith for salvation ready to be
revealed in [the] last time.
who, in the power of God are being guarded, through faith, unto salvation, ready
to be revealed in the last time,
1 Peter 1 6
Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been put to grief in various trials,
Wherein ye exult, for a little while at present, if needed, put to grief by various trials,
in which ye are glad, a little now, if it be necessary, being made to sorrow in
manifold trials,
1 Peter 1 7
that the proof of your faith, which is more precious than gold that perishes even though it is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ --
that the proving of your faith, much more precious than of gold which perishes, though
it be proved by fire, be found to praise and glory and honour in [the] revelation of Jesus
Christ:
that the proof of your faith -- much more precious than of gold that is perishing,
and through fire being approved -- may be found to praise, and honour, and glory,
in the revelation of Jesus Christ,
1 Peter 1 8
whom not having known you love; on whom, though now you don`t see him, yet believing, you rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory --
whom, having not seen, ye love; on whom [though] not now looking, but believing, ye
exult with joy unspeakable and filled with [the] glory,
whom, not having seen, ye love, in whom, now not seeing and believing, ye are
glad with joy unspeakable and glorified,
1 Peter 1 9
receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
receiving the end of your faith, [the] salvation of [your] souls.
receiving the end of your faith -- salvation of souls;
1 Peter 1 10
Concerning this salvation, the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,
Concerning which salvation prophets, who have prophesied of the grace towards you,
sought out and searched out;
concerning which salvation seek out and search out did prophets who concerning
the grace toward you did prophecy,
1 Peter 1 11
searching for what or what kind of time the Spirit of Christ, which was in them, pointed to, when he testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glories that should follow them.
searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ which [was] in them
pointed out, testifying before of the sufferings which [belonged] to Christ, and the
glories after these.
searching in regard to what or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ that was
in them was manifesting, testifying beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the
glory after these,
1 Peter 1 12
To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to you, did they minister these things, which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent forth from heaven; which things angels desire to look into.
To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves but to you they ministered those things,
which have now been announced to you by those who have declared to you the glad
tidings by [the] Holy Spirit, sent from heaven, which angels desire to look into.
to whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they were ministering
these, which now were told to you (through those who did proclaim good news to
you,) in the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, to which things messengers do desire
to bend looking.
1 Peter 1 13
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, be sober and set your hope perfectly on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ --
Wherefore, having girded up the loins of your mind, [be] sober [and] hope with perfect
stedfastness in the grace [which will be] brought to you at [the] revelation of Jesus
Wherefore having girded up the loins of your mind, being sober, hope perfectly
upon the grace that is being brought to you in the revelation of Jesus Christ,
1 Peter 1 14
as children of obedience, not conforming yourselves according to your former lusts as in your ignorance,
as children of obedience, not conformed to [your] former lusts in your ignorance;
as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves to the former desires in your
ignorance,
1 Peter 1 15
but just as he who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all of your behavior;
but as he who has called you is holy, be ye also holy in all [your] conversation;
but according as He who did call you [is] holy, ye also, become holy in all
behaviour,
1 Peter 1 16
because it is written, "You shall be holy; for I am holy."
because it is written, Be ye holy, for *I* am holy.
because it hath been written, `Become ye holy, because I am holy;`
1 Peter 1 17
If you call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judges according to each man`s work, pass the time of your living as strangers here in reverent fear:
And if ye invoke as Father him who, without regard of persons, judges according to the
work of each, pass your time of sojourn in fear,
and if on the Father ye do call, who without acceptance of persons is judging
according to the work of each, in fear the time of your sojourn pass ye,
1 Peter 1 18
knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers,
knowing that ye have been redeemed, not by corruptible [things, as] silver or gold, from
your vain conversation handed down from [your] fathers,
having known that, not with corruptible things -- silver or gold -- were ye
redeemed from your foolish behaviour delivered by fathers,
1 Peter 1 19
but with precious blood, as of a lamb without spot, the blood of Christ;
but by precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, [the blood] of
Christ,
but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and unspotted -- Christ`s --
1 Peter 1 20
who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of times for your sake,
foreknown indeed before [the] foundation of [the] world, but who has been manifested at
the end of times for your sakes,
foreknown, indeed, before the foundation of the world, and manifested in the last
times because of you,
1 Peter 1 21
who through him are believers in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.
who by him do believe on God, who has raised him from among [the] dead and given him
glory, that your faith and hope should be in God.
who through him do believe in God, who did raise out of the dead, and glory to
him did give, so that your faith and hope may be in God.
1 Peter 1 22
Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in
sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:
Having purified your souls by obedience to the truth to unfeigned brotherly love, love
one another out of a pure heart fervently;
Your souls having purified in the obedience of the truth through the Spirit to
brotherly love unfeigned, out of a pure heart one another love ye earnestly,
1 Peter 1 23
having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which lives and remains forever.
being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by [the] living and
abiding word of God.
being begotten again, not out of seed corruptible, but incorruptible, through a
word of God -- living and remaining -- to the age;
1 Peter 1 24
For, "All flesh is like grass, And all of man`s glory like the flower in the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls;
Because all flesh [is] as grass, and all its glory as [the] flower of grass. The grass has
withered and [its] flower has fallen;
because all flesh [is] as grass, and all glory of man as flower of grass; wither did
the grass, and the flower of it fell away,
1 Peter 1 25
But the Lord`s word endures forever." This is the word of good news which was preached to you.
but the word of [the] Lord abides for eternity. But this is the word which in the glad
tidings [is] preached to you.
and the saying of the Lord doth remain -- to the age; and this is the saying that
was proclaimed good news to you.


Study Questions

Who has caused us to be born again? 1:3
 
Describe our inheritance? 1:4-5
 
What should we fix our hope on? 1:13