12/4/13

From Ben Fronczek... How to become lion alert and not lion desert

How to become lion alert and not lion desert

What Makes You Lion Alert and Not Lion Dessert?

Do your remember this song?
 

Do you recognize that once popular song? While it is true that most lions sleep from time to time, in our sermon text the Apostle Peter speaks of a lion that never snoozes. This lion has been devouring unsuspecting prey from the beginning of time and remains on the prowl. Even today this lion which is the Devil is still on the prowl and his aim is to take as many of us to hell with him as he can. Therefore if Peter had written that popular song his opening lyrics would have gone something like this.  

“In the jungle, the mighty jungle this lion never sleeps. In the jungle, the mighty jungle we are this lions prey.”

Since the Devil is out to get us it would be good to know WHAT MAKES US LION ALERT AND NOT LION DESSERT. The Apostle Peter knew what it was like to mess up and sin grievously. He was one who denied even knowing Jesus, not once but three times. Here in 1 Peter 5 he shows us that there are a few things that keep us lion alert

humility, self-control, and grace.

Peter continues to give good advice to Christians in Chapter 5 after giving advice about church elders and how young men should act:

#1.Then he begins his lion taming advice in verse 6 where he says,

 “Humble yourselves therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”

How does humbling yourself before God make you lion alert?  I can’t help but believe that the devil loves to see us become proud, arrogant, puffed up and self righteous. What are some signs of this kind of pride which the devil likes to see in us?

- How about when we are the one who always knows it all, who always think we are the one who knows what’s best, what’s better

- Or the person who just won’t listen to another’s opinion, advice or recommendations

- It is hard to teach these people anything new because they all ready know it all and have to have things their way.

- These people even like boss other’s around or do their best to make others feel guilty because they think they know more, and others should meet their expectations.

- It’s their way or the highway.  In their mind you can’t drive as good as they can, you can’t work as hard as they do, Their ideas are always better than yours and you can’t do anything as good as they can.

I would imagine that the devil likes it when people become like this because in all reality people like this have a false assumption about themselves, and without knowing it they make themselves more vulnerable to the lions attack and may even be doing his bidding. Why? Because without realizing it their hearts close and become hard and there is no room for Christ or His Spirit to work.

I believe that’s what happened to the Pharisees and Sadducees in the NT. They were the teachers, they thought they knew it all and could not accept the truth about Jesus. The lion had them in his grip!

 #2. In the next verse Peter said,

 “Cast all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you” (v.7). (Him being God)

If we humble our self before God and surrender all our cares, worries, and concerns over to Him it helps us become more lion alert because we are not as overwhelmed and distracted or caught off guard by these concerns.

In fact the Greek word here for “anxiety” carries the idea of “diversion or distraction” and is used in the story of Mary and Martha. As Mary sat at Jesus’ feet, Martha fussed about the kitchen, worrying about food preparations and who knows what else. Her cares and concerns diverted or distracted her attention from the one thing she needed most, and that was to listen to Jesus. She was so overwhelmed and distracted she even complained to Jesus that Mary wasn’t doing anything to help her.

In Matthew 12 Jesus told the Parable of the farmer sowing the seed on different kinds of soils, and how some seed produced a good crop and why others produced nothing at all. Then in verses 18-23 He explains the parable to his disciples making application to people who receive the Word of God.    In the parable what caused some to become ineffective and unfruitful? Jesus said that people had received the word and at first accepted it but were eventually distracted because of the pressures in life, persecution, and worries of this age, and the seduction of wealth.

The devil continues to plant diversions, and distractions to ambush us.
- Maybe it’s someone at work who needles you, – maybe gossip or a rumor you are going to lose your job, or insurance or some special privilege. - Maybe you can’t find the work that you want to do,- or maybe you are forced to work too much. The list is endless.
The devil wants to distract and divert you from God and His will. He wants you angry, or upset, sad, or even envious of others. Don’t let him do this to you. In Ephesians 4:27 Paul told them not to give the devil a foothold.
Trust in God. Don’t become lion dessert but remain alert by humbling yourself under God’s mighty hand. There is no better place to take your concerns than to God.  God loves you and me and has promised to take care for us.

Peter said, 

“Cast all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you” (v.7). 

 Therefore do what the Greek verb “cast” implies. Take every care and concern and pack them one by one into a bag and then give to God to carry. God will take care of our problems better than we ever could.

Does that sound too easy? Whether you realize it or not we do it all the time. For example, does paying the bill really stress you out? If it does what do you do? You give that responsibility, that thing which causes you stress and anxiety to someone else, maybe your spouse if they can handle the pressure better. Ladies if taking care of and maintaining your car is beyond your ability and stresses you out, what do you do? Pass the responsibility on to another, either your husband, a friend, or you pay a mechanic to take care of that problem.

Peter said put take up those cares and concerns that distract you and give them to God. He will take care of them one way or the other. One problem we have is that there are certain things we simply don’t want to totally let go of but we really need to.

If we do make it that far and throw all of our cares on God it is important that we don’t become lulled into a false sense of security thinking that the danger of attack has passed. The Devil won’t give up so easily therefore we need to remain lion alert;

#3. Peter tells us in vs. 8, 9.  

“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the Devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

To be “self-controlled” means to have a clear head. We realize that danger and realize that temptations are all around. We are more on the alert when we remove things that may hamper our good judgment.

We also exercise self-control when we don’t leave our weaknesses exposed to the Devil’s temptations. It was Luther who said that the ‘Devil climbs over the fence where it is the lowest.’
For example: – If our mind is cluttered with lustful thoughts we won’t be prepared to flee from temptation as Joseph did when Potiphar’s wife asked him to sleep with her.  – If our mind is muddled with materialism it will be hard to offer our first fruits to God.

- If our mind is packed with pride it will be hard to keep from putting other people down so we look good.

-If stealing is a weakness don’t stay in a room where someone else’s money is lying around unattended.    

- If gossiping is a weakness stop hanging out with those friends who are quick to spread the latest rumors.
 – If you continue to let yourself be influenced by these temptations you only put yourself in the lion’s den and it will only be a matter of time before you are devoured.

It’s important to remove the clutter from our lives which hampers good judgment, and then shore up our weakness so you stand firm in the faith.
We especially can stand firm in the faith when we stand firm in God’s Word. Jesus proved that God’s Word could topple the Devil when He was tempted out in the wilderness. Therefore it is important to arm yourself with God’s Word. It is one of our most powerful weapons to protect us when the lion attacks. Memorize as many Bible verses as you can so that you can make quick use of it like Jesus did when Satan tempted Him.

While humility and self-control will prepare us against attacks by the Devil ultimately it’s only God’s grace that will bring us through these attacks.         We need God’s grace because even though we know we should cast our anxieties on Him we often fail to. Although we know that we should stay out of the lion’s cage, time and time again we put ourselves in harm’s way. Thank God that he is a God of undeserved love and that he picks us up when we fall.

Listen to the promise that Peter extends to us.  

“And the God of grace who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

When you fall, turn to Jesus for forgiveness because He has defeated the Devil by refusing to fall for any of his tricks and He undid the Devil’s handiwork by taking the punishment of hell we deserved.

Can you imagine how disappointed the Devil must have been at Jesus’ resurrection? He thought that he had us all because we all sin. He thought he destroyed the Son of God and no more would turn and pledge their allegiance to the Father. He thought he had defeated God’s Son but in reality, at the cross he was the one that was totally defeated.

Since the Devil could not and cannot defeat Jesus, he has gone to plan “B” – attacking us, the crown of God’s creation. Luther said that where God builds a cathedral there Satan builds a chapel.

Be ready for those attacks. The Devil does not want you to believe that Jesus won forgiveness for you. He will bring up past sins and shake them in your face and asks how a just God could love anyone so filthy, anyone like you?

And the answer is the one that always topples Satan plan, He loves us because of Jesus and what He did for us.

- Through Christ the victory is ours. Through Christ, God will restore us to the glory He intended people to have before sin entered the world.

-Through Christ God has made us strong so we can carry out works that please God.
Yes, God loves us because of Jesus. If we remain in Christ then the lion’s roar will sound more like an annoying yelp from a little dog.

It’s true that “In the jungle, the mighty jungle the lion is waiting to nab us tonight…”              
so stay alert lest you become desert.

But don’t be afraid because after all it’s God’s jungle and He will keep you safe in Christ Jesus.
Therefore as you walk through the jungle, humble yourself under God’s mighty hand by casting all of your cares on Him. Trust that he is in control no matter what quicksand you run into. Remain watchful standing firm in the faith, armed with the Word. And the God of grace who has called us to eternal glory will keep you safe. Amen.

Based on a sermon by Daniel Habben

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From Jim McGuiggan... Can we get rid of punishment?

Can we get rid of punishment?



Some sensitive and caring people think the very notion of "punishment" is spiteful and vengeful and they’d like to be rid of the concept altogether. More than the concept, they’d like society to be rid of the practice. There should be no punishment for anyone.

Hmmm. But what are we to do with people who are viciously disruptive and who inflict pain and loss on the innocent? What of those we have solid reasons to believe will continue to inflict injury on the defenseless? These caring people insist we should deal with such people but that it shouldn’t be by punishing them. We should cure them by changing them and this would be a long-term deterrent but in the meantime, if we must, we will isolate them from society and that will deter them in the short-term. But while we have them isolated from society as a short term deterrent we should work with them in various ways to understand them and condition them so as to change them and thus rehabilitate them.

It doesn’t matter much to these fine people how we phrase the notion of punishment—as soon as we speak of someone "deserving" some administered unpleasantness (whatever form it takes) we’re on the wrong track. Whatever it takes, however we express it or reflect on it the notion of punishment is to be got rid of. The word itself derives, finally, from penalty and so rightly understood someone has offended (in some form) and in response to that offense some authorized personnel have intentionally inflicted some unpleasantness on the offender as retribution.

The two concepts that matter to these people in dealing with offenders are that society be protected and that the offender be personally helped to leave his/her socially unacceptable behavior behind. These people don’t say the behavior is good or that it doesn’t matter, and it’s untrue to say they are without sympathy toward the victims; they simply claim that inflicting pain or loss on an offender is spite and vengefulness baptized by society and made to look good.

But thoughtful people, just as caring as these, have continued to tell us for many years that it is immoral to dispense with the notion of "desert" and forcibly deprive people of their liberty against their will. If they have done nothing to "deserve" our putting them in a place that will subject them to our "healing" they should not be there. If we say to some innocent bystander, "We are going to put you in a (sort of) hospital to help free you from your socially unacceptable behavior" we won’t be surprised if he/she objects. If we use barely enough (but enough) restraint to take him to that place—this perfectly innocent bystander—it won’t matter to him/her that it will have nice accommodation, food, personnel and surroundings. When they strenuously insist that they have done nothing wrong and should not be shanghaied into such a place they will make sense to every thinking person in the world except those that have abducted them.

Enforced remedial treatment can only be remedial if first it is warranted! It cannot possibly be remedial if it isn’t warranted or "earned". We can only morally attempt to cure "the sick" if we know him to be sick. We can only forcibly attempt to rehabilitate a known offender. To forcibly "treat" a non-offender is not only illegal and immoral it’s also absurd. And we forcibly treat the offender precisely because he/she has offended. Whatever our motives (and they may be the purest under heaven) the forcible treatment in response to wrongdoing (whether wrongdoing is defined in legal, social or moral terms) has the nature of penalty. "You did this and in light of that and as a response to that we are compelled to do what we are about to do."

And if we’re so sensitive that we must absolutely jettison all idea of penalty or desert then we are enforcing society’s will on an unwilling person. A person who, according to our own claim, does not deserve what is happening to him. "No one in the world can deserve what we’re about to do to you but we’re going to do it without your consent." A "treatment" can’t be remedial unless the offender believes it is "deserved" otherwise he/she will see it as unjust. And if the offender smarts under the injustice of it all then it’s no remedy.

And it really doesn’t help if we say that the enforced "cure" is not punishment or penalty. It robs the individual of all that makes life pleasant to him/her. If he asks, "Are you depriving me of freedom and family because I did this or that?" the answer would have to be yes. So while we wish to avoid the word "punishment" we are doing to that man or woman what philosopher Anthony Flew has judiciously defined as punishment. See Penal Substitution.

So we subject this person against his/her will to what is unpleasant to them because they have offended all the while insisting that they don’t deserve what we’re doing; all the while we tell them, "If we were to punish you we would be barbarians."

And if the offender were to ask, "Are you doing this as a deterrent to others?" and we were to say yes, that would only make matters worse. This is being enforced on him/her against their wills even though it isn’t merited (for no one in the world merits "punishment"). And now they’re told it’s to keep others from doing the same kinds of things. Now, though "deserving" nothing they are used as a means to an end. Hmmm.

©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... Our Duty To Those Who Serve (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13)

               "THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS"

                Our Duty To Those Who Serve (5:12-13)

INTRODUCTION

1. As "sons of light and sons of the day" (1Th 5:5), we have a duty to
   comfort and edify one another - cf. 1Th 5:11

2. This duty is true of all us who are members of the body of Christ 
   - e.g., Ep 4:15-16
   a. Each member has a part in which he or she does their share
   b. When all are working, the body grows through the edifying of 
      itself in love

3. Yet the Lord has also blessed His body with those who edify the body
   through their service in certain capacities - cf. Ep 4:11-12
   a. Such as evangelists, pastors, teachers
   b. Whose purpose is for the equipping of the saints for the work of
      ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ

[In the text for our study (1Th 5:12-13), we are told of "Our Duty
Toward Those Who Serve" us by their function in the church of Christ.
Observe that we are commanded...]

I. TO RECOGNIZE THEM

   A. THOSE WHO LABOR AMONG YOU...
      1. This would include those who serve as:
         a. Elders (also known as pastors, bishops), whose duty is to
            watch and feed the local congregation - Ac 14:23; 20:17,28; 
            1Pe 5:1-2; 1Ti 3:1-7; Tit 1:5-9
         b. Deacons, who minister to the needs of the congregation - Ph
            1:1; 1Ti 3:8-13
         c. Evangelists, whose ministry is to the Word of God, 
            proclaiming the good news to both sinner and saint - Ep 4:11; 2Ti 4:5,2; 1Ti 4:16
         d. Teachers, who provide instruction in the doctrine of Christ 
            - Ep 4:11; Ac 13:1-2; 1Co 12:28-29; Tit 2:3-5
            1) Such as those who teach our children
            2) And those who teach the lost in our families and 
               community
      2. There are others who labor among us in other areas...
         a. Those who minister through exhortation, giving, showing 
            mercy (such as in visiting the sick) - Ro 12:6-8
         b. Those who use their talents to do good deeds, as did Dorcas 
            - Ac 9:36-39
         c. Those who keep up the facilities in which we meet to worship
            1) Cleaning the building, preparing the communion
            2) Pruning the yard, maintain the baptistery and other 
               aspects of the building
      -- In every active congregation, there is much labor going on; do 
         we recognize those who often labor quietly for our benefit?
         
   B. THOSE WHO ARE OVER YOU...
      1. "In the Lord"
         a. This has particular reference to the elders (pastors, 
            bishops)
         b. They are the only ones given authority "over" us in the Lord
            - Ac 20:28; 1Pe 5:1-2; cf. He 13:7,17
      2. "And admonish you"
         a. The duty of elders often require them to admonish and warn 
            - Tit 1:9
         b. That is why they must be qualified to teach - 1Ti 3:2
      -- Any congregation with men qualified to serve as elders should
         certainly be careful to recognize them as such, and respect 
         their God-given duty

[While the context may have special application to our duty toward those
who serve as elders, I believe we are not amiss to apply it toward
those who serve in other capacities as well.  Certainly it is 
appropriate regarding those who serve us in any role...]

II. TO ESTEEM THEM

   A. VERY HIGHLY IN LOVE...
      1. To hold them in high regard, to honor them
         a. We are to prefer all brethren in honor - cf. Ro 12:10; Php 2:3
         b. How much more those who expend their time and energy in 
            serving us!
      2. To do so in love
         a. We are to love all brethren - cf. 1Pe 2:17; Jn 13:34-35
         b. How much more those who expend their time and energy in 
            serving us!

   B. FOR THEIR WORK'S SAKE...
      1. Certainly the work of elders is worthy of high esteem
         a. They feed us, they watch over us, they provide examples for 
            us - 1Pe 5:1-3
         b. They must give an account for our souls - He 13:17
      2. So also the work of all who serve their brethren
         a. The work of deacons is worthy of high honor - 1Ti 3:13
         b. Indeed, those who are serve are to be considered great in 
            the kingdom of God! - cf. Mt 20:25-28

[We have a duty to esteem those who serve, to hold them in high regard. 
Not just because of who they are, but what they do!  Do we both
recognize and esteem our brethren for their work?

Finally, note that in "Our Duty To Those Who Serve" we are...]

III. TO BE AT PEACE

   A. AT PEACE AMONG YOURSELVES...
      1. Peace among brethren, like unity, is a wonderful thing - Ps 133:1
      2. It is a mark of heavenly wisdom, and provides the atmosphere in
         which much righteousness can be sown - Jm 3:17-18
      3. It is certainly something we all should pursue - Ro 14:17-19; 
         He 12:14

   B. TO LIGHTEN THE LOAD OF THOSE WHO SERVE...
      1. Those who serve (especially elders) have a heavy burden - e.g.,
         He 13:17
         a. They watch for our souls
         b. They must give an account for our souls
      2. We can make their load lighter - cf. He 13:17
         a. Make their work a joy, contributing to peace through
            obedience and submission
         b. Avoid adding unnecessary grief, which would not be good for 
            us (what an understatement!)

CONCLUSION

1. As we wait for the coming for the Lord, we are blessed not to wait
   alone...
   a. The Lord's church is here to comfort and edify us
   b. There are individuals who labor among us, and are over us in the
      Lord
      1) Some meet our needs, making it easier for us to grow
      2) Others watch over us, and admonish us as necessary
   -- For such blessings we ought to be thankful!

2. But we can do more than just be thankful...
   a. We can recognize those who labor among us, and are over us
   b. We can esteem them highly in love for their work's sake
   c. We can be at peace among ourselves

Indeed, this is "Our Duty To Those Who Serve".  May God grant us the
strength to give what is due those who give so much of their time,
energy and love to us!

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study December 4


Bible Reading and Study    


December 4


The World English Bible


Dec. 4
Ezekiel 29-32

Eze 29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 29:2 "Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him and against all Egypt.
Eze 29:3 Speak and say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great monster that lies in the midst of his rivers, that has said, 'My river is my own, and I have made it for myself.'
Eze 29:4 I will put hooks in your jaws, and I will make the fish of your rivers stick to your scales; and I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers, with all the fish of your rivers which stick to your scales.
Eze 29:5 I'll cast you forth into the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers. You'll fall on the open field. You won't be brought together, nor gathered. I have given you for food to the animals of the earth and to the birds of the sky.
Eze 29:6 All the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am Yahweh, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.
Eze 29:7 When they took hold of you by your hand, you broke, and tore all their shoulders; and when they leaned on you, you broke, and paralyzed all of their thighs."
Eze 29:8 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Behold, I will bring a sword on you, and will cut off from you man and animal.
Eze 29:9 The land of Egypt shall be a desolation and a waste; and they shall know that I am Yahweh. Because he has said, 'The river is mine, and I have made it;'
Eze 29:10 therefore, behold, I am against you, and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from the tower of Seveneh even to the border of Ethiopia.
Eze 29:11 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of animal shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.
Eze 29:12 I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be a desolation forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries."
Eze 29:13 For thus says the Lord Yahweh: "At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the peoples where they were scattered;
Eze 29:14 and I will bring back the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of their birth; and they shall be there a base kingdom.
Eze 29:15 It shall be the base of the kingdoms; neither shall it any more lift itself up above the nations: and I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations.
Eze 29:16 It shall be no more the confidence of the house of Israel, bringing iniquity to memory, when they turn to look after them: and they shall know that I am the Lord Yahweh." ' "
Eze 29:17 It came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 29:18 Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyre: every head was made bald, and every shoulder was worn; yet had he no wages, nor his army, from Tyre, for the service that he had served against it.
Eze 29:19 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and he shall carry off her multitude, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.
Eze 29:20 I have given him the land of Egypt as his recompense for which he served, because they worked for me, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 29:21 In that day will I cause a horn to bud forth to the house of Israel, and I will give you the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
Eze 30:1 The word of Yahweh came again to me, saying,
Eze 30:2 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Wail, Alas for the day!
Eze 30:3 For the day is near, even the day of Yahweh is near; it shall be a day of clouds, a time of the nations.
Eze 30:4 A sword shall come on Egypt, and anguish shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt; and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.
Eze 30:5 Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and all the mixed people, and Cub, and the children of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.
Eze 30:6 Thus says Yahweh: They also who uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Seveneh shall they fall in it by the sword, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 30:7 They shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are wasted.
Eze 30:8 They shall know that I am Yahweh, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and all her helpers are destroyed.
Eze 30:9 In that day shall messengers go forth from before me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid; and there shall be anguish on them, as in the day of Egypt; for, behold, it comes.
Eze 30:10 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease, by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
Eze 30:11 He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall be brought in to destroy the land; and they shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain.
Eze 30:12 I will make the rivers dry, and will sell the land into the hand of evil men; and I will make the land desolate, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I, Yahweh, have spoken it.
Eze 30:13 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause the images to cease from Memphis; and there shall be no more a prince from the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.
Eze 30:14 I will make Pathros desolate, and will set a fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments on No.
Eze 30:15 I will pour my wrath on Sin, the stronghold of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of No.
Eze 30:16 I will set a fire in Egypt: Sin shall be in great anguish, and No shall be broken up; and Memphis shall have adversaries in the daytime.
Eze 30:17 The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword; and these cities shall go into captivity.
Eze 30:18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall withdraw itself, when I shall break there the yokes of Egypt, and the pride of her power shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity.
Eze 30:19 Thus will I execute judgments on Egypt; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
Eze 30:20 It happened in the eleventh year, in the first month, in the seventh day of the month, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 30:21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and behold, it has not been bound up, to apply healing medicines, to put a bandage to bind it, that it be strong to hold the sword.
Eze 30:22 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong arm, and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.
Eze 30:23 I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.
Eze 30:24 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand: but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man.
Eze 30:25 I will hold up the arms of the king of Babylon; and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I am Yahweh, when I shall put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out on the land of Egypt.
Eze 30:26 I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them through the countries; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
Eze 31:1 It happened in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 31:2 Son of man, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude: Whom are you like in your greatness?
Eze 31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with beautiful branches, and with a forest-like shade, and of high stature; and its top was among the thick boughs.
Eze 31:4 The waters nourished it, the deep made it to grow: its rivers ran all around its plantation; and it sent out its channels to all the trees of the field.
Eze 31:5 Therefore its stature was exalted above all the trees of the field; and its boughs were multiplied, and its branches became long by reason of many waters, when it shot them forth.
Eze 31:6 All the birds of the sky made their nests in its boughs; and under its branches did all the animals of the field bring forth their young; and under its shadow lived all great nations.
Eze 31:7 Thus was it beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; for its root was by many waters.
Eze 31:8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide it; the fir trees were not like its boughs, and the plane trees were not as its branches; nor was any tree in the garden of God like it in its beauty.
Eze 31:9 I made it beautiful by the multitude of its branches, so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied it.
Eze 31:10 Therefore thus said the Lord Yahweh: Because you are exalted in stature, and he has set his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;
Eze 31:11 I will even deliver him into the hand of the mighty one of the nations; he shall surely deal with him; I have driven him out for his wickedness.
Eze 31:12 Strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: on the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the watercourses of the land; and all the peoples of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.
Eze 31:13 On his ruin all the birds of the sky shall dwell, and all the animals of the field shall be on his branches;
Eze 31:14 to the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves in their stature, neither set their top among the thick boughs, nor that their mighty ones stand up on their height, even all who drink water: for they are all delivered to death, to the lower parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with those who go down to the pit.
Eze 31:15 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: In the day when he went down to Sheol I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained its rivers; and the great waters were stayed; and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
Eze 31:16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to Sheol with those who descend into the pit; and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the lower parts of the earth.
Eze 31:17 They also went down into Sheol with him to those who are slain by the sword; yes, those who were his arm, that lived under his shadow in the midst of the nations.
Eze 31:18 To whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet you will be brought down with the trees of Eden to the lower parts of the earth: you shall lie in the midst of the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 32:1 It happened in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 32:2 Son of man, take up a lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt, and tell him, You were likened to a young lion of the nations: yet are you as a monster in the seas; and you did break forth with your rivers, and troubled the waters with your feet, and fouled their rivers.
Eze 32:3 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I will spread out my net on you with a company of many peoples; and they shall bring you up in my net.
Eze 32:4 I will leave you on the land, I will cast you forth on the open field, and will cause all the birds of the sky to settle on you, and I will satisfy the animals of the whole earth with you.
Eze 32:5 I will lay your flesh on the mountains, and fill the valleys with your height.
Eze 32:6 I will also water with your blood the land in which you swim, even to the mountains; and the watercourses shall be full of you.
Eze 32:7 When I shall extinguish you, I will cover the heavens, and make its stars dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give its light.
Eze 32:8 All the bright lights of the sky will I make dark over you, and set darkness on your land, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 32:9 I will also trouble the hearts of many peoples, when I shall bring your destruction among the nations, into the countries which you have not known.
Eze 32:10 Yes, I will make many peoples amazed at you, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for you, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of your fall.
Eze 32:11 For thus says the Lord Yahweh: The sword of the king of Babylon shall come on you.
Eze 32:12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause your multitude to fall; the terrible of the nations are they all: and they shall bring to nothing the pride of Egypt, and all its multitude shall be destroyed.
Eze 32:13 I will destroy also all its animals from beside many waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of animals trouble them.
Eze 32:14 Then will I make their waters clear, and cause their rivers to run like oil, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 32:15 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate and waste, a land destitute of that of which it was full, when I shall strike all those who dwell therein, then shall they know that I am Yahweh.
Eze 32:16 This is the lamentation with which they shall lament; the daughters of the nations shall lament therewith; over Egypt, and over all her multitude, shall they lament therewith, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 32:17 It happened also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Eze 32:18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, to the lower parts of the earth, with those who go down into the pit.
Eze 32:19 Whom do you pass in beauty? Go down, and be laid with the uncircumcised.
Eze 32:20 They shall fall in the midst of those who are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword; draw her away and all her multitudes.
Eze 32:21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of Sheol with those who help him: they are gone down, they lie still, even the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
Eze 32:22 Asshur is there and all her company; her graves are all around her; all of them slain, fallen by the sword;
Eze 32:23 whose graves are set in the uttermost parts of the pit, and her company is around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who caused terror in the land of the living.
Eze 32:24 There is Elam and all her multitude around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who are gone down uncircumcised into the lower parts of the earth, who caused their terror in the land of the living, and have borne their shame with those who go down to the pit.
Eze 32:25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude; her graves are around her; all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for their terror was caused in the land of the living, and they have borne their shame with those who go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of those who are slain.
Eze 32:26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all their multitude; their graves are around them; all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for they caused their terror in the land of the living.
Eze 32:27 They shall not lie with the mighty who are fallen of the uncircumcised, who are gone down to Sheol with their weapons of war, and have laid their swords under their heads, and their iniquities are on their bones; for they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
Eze 32:28 But you shall be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shall lie with those who are slain by the sword.
Eze 32:29 There is Edom, her kings and all her princes, who in their might are laid with those who are slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with those who go down to the pit.
Eze 32:30 There are the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Sidonians, who are gone down with the slain; in the terror which they caused by their might they are put to shame; and they lie uncircumcised with those who are slain by the sword, and bear their shame with those who go down to the pit.
Eze 32:31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army, slain by the sword, says the Lord Yahweh.
Eze 32:32 For I have put his terror in the land of the living; and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the Lord Yahweh. 

 
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Ezekiel

 
Ezekiel 29 1
In the tenth year, in the tenth [month], in the twelfth [day] of the month, the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
In the tenth year, in the tenth [month], on the twelfth of the month, the word of Jehovah
came unto me, saying,
In the tenth year, in the tenth [month], in the twelfth of the month, hath a word of
Jehovah been unto me, saying,
Ezekiel 29 2
Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt;
Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and
against the whole of Egypt;
`Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy concerning
him, and concerning Egypt -- all of it.
Ezekiel 29 3
speak, and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great monster that lies in the midst of his rivers, that has said, My river is my own, and I have made it for myself.
speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of
Egypt, the great monster that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which saith, My river is
mine own, and I made it for myself.
Speak, and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I [am] against thee,
Pharaoh king of Egypt! The great dragon that is crouching in the midst of his
floods, Who hath said, My flood [is] my own, And I -- I have made it [for] myself.
Ezekiel 29 4
I will put hooks in your jaws, and I will cause the fish of your rivers to stick to your scales; and I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers, with all the fish of your rivers which stick to your scales.
And I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy
scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy
rivers shall stick unto thy scales;
And I have put hooks in thy jaws, And I have caused the fish of thy floods to cleave
to thy scales, And I have caused thee to come up from the midst of thy floods, And
every fish of thy floods to thy scales doth cleave.
Ezekiel 29 5
I will cast you forth into the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers: you shall fall on the open field; you shall not be brought together, nor gathered; I have given you for food to the animals of the earth and to the birds of the sky.
and I will cast thee into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall
upon the open field; thou shalt not be brought together nor gathered: I will give thee for
meat to the beasts of the earth and to the fowl of the heavens.
And I have left thee in the wilderness, Thou and every fish of thy floods, On the
face of the field thou dost fall, Thou art not gathered nor assembled, To the beast
of the earth and to the fowl of the heavens I have given thee for food.
Ezekiel 29 6
All the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am Yahweh, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I [am] Jehovah, because they have been a
staff of reed to the house of Israel.
And known have all inhabitants of Egypt That I [am] Jehovah, Because of their
being a staff of reed to the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 29 7
When they took hold of you by your hand, you did break, and did tear all their shoulders; and when they leaned on you, you broke, and mad all their loins to be at a stand.
When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst give way and rend all their shoulder;
and when they leaned upon thee, thou didst break, and didst make all their loins to
tremble.
In their taking hold of thee by thy hand, -- thou art crushed, And hast rent to
them all the shoulder, And in their leaning on thee thou art broken, And hast
caused all their thighs to stand.
Ezekiel 29 8
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I will bring a sword on you, and will cut off from you man and animal.
Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off
man and beast from thee.
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am bringing in against thee a sword,
And have cut off from thee man and beast.
Ezekiel 29 9
The land of Egypt shall be a desolation and a waste; and they shall know that I am Yahweh. Because he has said, The river is mine, and I have made it;
And the land of Egypt shall be a desolation and a waste: and they shall know that I [am]
Jehovah, because he saith, The river is mine, and I made it.
And the land of Egypt hath been for a desolation and a waste, And they have known
that I [am] Jehovah. Because he said: The flood [is] mine, and I made [it].
Ezekiel 29 10
therefore, behold, I am against you, and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from the tower of Seveneh even to the border of Ethiopia.
Therefore behold, I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of
Egypt deserts of wasteness and desolation, from Migdol to Syene, even unto the border of
Ethiopia.
Therefore, lo, I [am] against thee, and against thy floods, And have given the land
of Egypt for wastes, A waste, a desolation, from Migdol to Syene, And unto the
border of Cush.
Ezekiel 29 11
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of animal shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor shall foot of beast pass through it, nor shall it be
inhabited, forty years.
Not pass over into it doth a foot of man, Yea, the foot of beast doth not pass into it,
Nor is it inhabited forty years.
Ezekiel 29 12
I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be a desolation forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.
And I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of the countries that are
desolated, and her cities shall be, in the midst of the cities that are laid waste, a
desolation forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will
disperse them through the countries.
And I have made the land of Egypt a desolation, In the midst of desolate lands, And
its cities, in the midst of waste cities, Are a desolation forty years, And I have
scattered the Egyptians among nations, And I have dispersed them through lands.
Ezekiel 29 13
For thus says the Lord Yahweh: At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the peoples where they were scattered;
Yet thus saith the Lord Jehovah: At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from
the peoples whither they were scattered;
But thus said the Lord Jehovah: At the end of forty years I gather the Egyptians
Out of the peoples whither they have been scattered,
Ezekiel 29 14
and I will bring back the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of
Pathros, into the land of their birth; and they shall be there a base kingdom.
and I will turn again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return to the land of
Pathros, into the land of their birth, and they shall there be a base kingdom.
And I have turned back [to] the captivity of Egypt, And I have brought them back
[To] the land of Pathros, to the land of their birth, And they have been there a low
kingdom.
Ezekiel 29 15
It shall be the base of the kingdoms; neither shall it any more lift itself up above the nations: and I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations.
It shall be the basest of kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations;
and I will diminish them, so that they shall no more rule over the nations.
Of the kingdoms it is lowest, And it lifteth not up itself any more above the
nations, And I have made them few, So as not to rule among nations.
Ezekiel 29 16
It shall be no more the confidence of the house of Israel, bringing iniquity to memory, when they turn to look after them: and they shall know that I am the Lord Yahweh.
And it shall be no more the confidence of the house of Israel, bringing iniquity to
remembrance, when they turn after them: and they shall know that I [am] the Lord
Jehovah.
And it is no more to the house of Israel for a confidence, Bringing iniquity to
remembrance, By their turning after them, And they have known that I [am] the
Lord Jehovah.`
Ezekiel 29 17
It came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first [month], in the first [day] of the month, the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
And it came to pass in the twenty-seventh year, in the first [month], on the first of the
month, [that] the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
And it cometh to pass, in the twenty and seventh year, in the first [month], in the
first of the month, hath a word of Jehovah been unto me, saying:
Ezekiel 29 18
Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyre: every head was made bald, and every shoulder was worn; yet had he no wages, nor his army, from Tyre, for the service that he had served against it.
Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to do hard service against
Tyre; every head was made bald, and every shoulder was peeled: yet had he from Tyre no
wages, nor his army, for the service that he had served against it.
`Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, Hath caused his force to serve a
great service against Tyre, Every head [is] bald -- every shoulder peeled, And
reward he had none, nor his force, out of Tyre, For the service that he served
against it.
Ezekiel 29 19
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall carry off her multitude, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.
Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall carry away her multitude, and seize her
spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah, Lo, I am giving to Nebuchadrezzar king of
Babylon the land of Egypt, And he hath taken away its store, And hath taken its
spoil, and taken its prey, And it hath been a reward to his force.
Ezekiel 29 20
I have given him the land of Egypt as his recompense for which he served, because they worked for me, says the Lord Yahweh.
I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith he served against it, because
they wrought for me, saith the Lord Jehovah.
His wage for which he laboured I have given to him, The land of Egypt -- in that
they wrought for Me, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.
Ezekiel 29 21
In that day will I cause a horn to bud forth to the house of Israel, and I will give you the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee
the opening of the mouth in the midst of them: and they shall know that I [am] Jehovah.
In that day I cause to shoot up a horn to the house of Israel, And to thee I give an
opening of the mouth in their midst, And they have known that I [am] Jehovah!`
Ezekiel 30 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 30 2
Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Wail you, Alas for the day!
Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Howl ye, Alas for the day!
`Son of man, prophesy, and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Howl ye, ha!
for the day!
Ezekiel 30 3
For the day is near, even the day of Yahweh is near; it shall be a day of clouds, a time of the nations.
For the day is at hand, yea, the day of Jehovah is at hand, a day of clouds; it shall be the
time of the nations.
For near [is] a day, near [is] a day to Jehovah! A day of clouds, the time of nations it is.
Ezekiel 30 4
A sword shall come on Egypt, and anguish shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt; and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken  down.
And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and there shall be anguish in Ethiopia, when the
slain shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations
shall be overthrown.
And come in hath a sword to Egypt, And there hath been great pain in Cush, In the
falling of the wounded in Egypt, And they have taken its store, And broken down
have been its foundations.
Ezekiel 30 5
Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and all the mingled people, and Cub, and the children of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.
Cush, and Phut, and Lud, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the children of the
land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.
Cush, and Phut, and Lud, and all the mixture, and Chub, And the sons of the land of
the covenant with them by sword do fall,
Ezekiel 30 6
Thus says Yahweh: They also who uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Seveneh shall they fall in it by the sword, says the Lord Yahweh.
Thus saith Jehovah: They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her strength
shall come down: from Migdol to Syene shall they fall in her by the sword, saith the Lord
Jehovah.
Thus said Jehovah: And -- fallen have supporters of Egypt, And come down hath the
arrogance of her strength, From Migdol to Syene, by sword they fall in her, An
affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.
Ezekiel 30 7
They shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are wasted.
And they shall be desolated in the midst of the countries that are desolated, and her
cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are wasted.
And they have been desolated in the midst of desolate lands, And its cities are in
the midst of wasted cities.
Ezekiel 30 8
They shall know at I am Yahweh, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and all her helpers are
destroyed.
And they shall know that I [am] Jehovah, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and all her
helpers shall be broken.
And they have known that I [am] Jehovah, In My giving fire against Egypt, And
broken have been all her helpers.
Ezekiel 30 9
In that day shall messengers go forth from before me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid; and there shall be anguish on them, as in the day of Egypt; for, behold, it comes.
In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships, to make careless Ethiopia afraid;
and anguish shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for behold, it cometh!
In that day go forth do messengers from before Me in ships, To trouble confident
Cush, And there hath been great pain among them, As the day of Egypt, for lo, it
hath come.
Ezekiel 30 10
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease, by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease by the hand
of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: I have caused the multitude of Egypt to cease, By the
hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,
Ezekiel 30 11
He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall be brought in to destroy the land; and they shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain.
He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall be brought to destroy the
land; and they shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with slain.
He and his people with him -- the terrible of nations, Are brought in to destroy
the land, And they have drawn their swords against Egypt, And have filled the
land [with] the wounded.
Ezekiel 30 12
I will make the rivers dry, and will sell the land into the hand of evil men; and I will make the land desolate, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I, Yahweh, have spoken it.
And I will make the rivers dry, and sell the land into the hand of the wicked; and I will
make the land desolate, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I Jehovah have
spoken [it].
And I have made floods a dry place, And I have sold the land into the hand of evil
doers, And I have made desolate the land, And its fulness, by the hand of strangers,
I, Jehovah, have spoken.
Ezekiel 30 13
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause the images to cease from Memphis; and there shall be no more a prince from the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause the images to
cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more a prince out of the land of Egypt; and I will
put fear in the land of Egypt.
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: And -- I have destroyed idols, And caused vain things
to cease from Noph, And a prince of the land of Egypt there is no more, And I give
fear in the land of Egypt.
Ezekiel 30 14
I will make Pathros desolate, and will set a fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments on No.
And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set a fire in Zoan, and will execute judgment
in No.
And I have made Pathros desolate, And I have given fire against Zoan, And I have
done judgments in No,
Ezekiel 30 15
I will pour my wrath on Sin, the stronghold of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of No.
And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the stronghold of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude
of No.
And I have poured out My fury on Sin, the stronghold of Egypt, And I have cut off
the multitude of No.
Ezekiel 30 16
I will set a fire in Egypt: Sin shall be in great anguish, and No shall be broken up; and Memphis [shall have] adversaries in the day-time.
And I will set a fire in Egypt: Sin shall be in great anguish, and No shall be rent asunder,
and at Noph [there shall be] enemies in open day.
And I have given fire against Egypt, Greatly pained is Sin, and No is to be rent,
And Noph hath daily distresses.
Ezekiel 30 17
The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword; and these [cities] shall go into captivity.
The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword; and these shall go into
captivity.
The youths of Aven and Pi-Beseth by sword do fall, And these into captivity do go.
Ezekiel 30 18
At Tehaphnehes also the day shall withdraw itself, when I shall break there the yokes of Egypt, and the pride of her power shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity.
And at Tehaphnehes the day shall be darkened, when I break there the yokes of Egypt, and the pride of her strength shall cease in her; as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity.
And in Tehaphnehes hath the day been dark, In My breaking there the yokes of
Egypt, And ceased in her hath the excellency of her strength, She -- a cloud doth
cover her, And her daughters into captivity do go.
Ezekiel 30 19
Thus will I execute judgments on Egypt; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt; and they shall know that I [am] Jehovah.
And I have done judgments in Egypt, And they have known that I [am] Jehovah.`
Ezekiel 30 20
It happened in the eleventh year, in the first [month], in the seventh [day] of the month, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first [month], on the seventh of the
month, the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
And it cometh to pass, in the eleventh year, in the first [month], in the seventh of
the month, hath a word of Jehovah been unto me, saying: `Son of man,
Ezekiel 30 21
Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, behold, it has not been bound up, to apply [healing] medicines, to put a bandage to bind it, that it be strong to hold the sword.
Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and behold, it shall not be
bound up to apply remedies, to put a bandage to bind it, to make it strong to hold the
sword.
The arm of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, I have broken, And lo, it hath not been bound
up to give healing, To put a bandage to bind it, To strengthen it -- to lay hold on
the sword.
Ezekiel 30 22
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong [arm], and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.
Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and
will break his arms, the strong one, and that which was broken; and I will cause the
sword to fall out of his hand.
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I [am] against Pharaoh, king of Egypt,
And I have broken his arms, The strong one and the broken one, And have caused
the sword to fall out of his hand,
Ezekiel 30 23
I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.
And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the
countries.
And scattered the Egyptians among nations, And I have spread them through
lands,
Ezekiel 30 24
I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand: but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man.
And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand; and
I will break Pharaoh`s arms, so that he shall groan before him with the groanings of a
deadly-wounded [man].
And strengthened the arms of the king of Babylon, And I have given My sword into
his hand, And I have broken the arms of Pharaoh, And he hath groaned the groans
of a pierced one -- before him.
Ezekiel 30 25
I will hold up the arms of the king of Babylon; and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I am Yahweh, when I shall put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out on the land of Egypt.
And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall
down; and they shall know that I [am] Jehovah, when I have put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall have stretched it out upon the land of Egypt.
And I have strengthened the arms of the king of Babylon, And the arms of Pharaoh
do fall down, And they have known that I [am] Jehovah, In My giving My sword into
the hand of the king of Babylon, And he hath stretched it out toward the land of
Egypt.
Ezekiel 30 26
I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them through the countries; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them through the
countries: and they shall know that I [am] Jehovah.
And I have scattered the Egyptians among nations, And I have spread them
through lands, And they have known that I [am] Jehovah!`
Ezekiel 31 1
It happened in the eleventh year, in the third [month], 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, in the third [month], 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 third [month], in the first of
the month, hath a word of Jehovah been unto me, saying:
Ezekiel 31 2
Son of man, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude: Whom are you like in your
greatness?
Son of man, say unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude: Whom art thou like in
thy greatness?
`Son of man, say unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and unto his multitude: To whom hast
thou been like in thy greatness?
Ezekiel 31 3
Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with beautiful branches, and with a forest-like shade, and of high stature; and its top was among the thick boughs.
Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon, with fair branches and a shadowing shroud, and
of a high stature: and his top was amidst the thick boughs.
Lo, Asshur, a cedar in Lebanon, Fair in branch, and shading bough, and high in
stature, And between thickets hath its foliage been.
Ezekiel 31 4
The waters nourished it, the deep made it to grow: the rivers of it ran round about its
plantation; and it sent out its channels to all the trees of the field.
The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high; its streams ran round about his
plantation, and it sent out its rivulets unto all the trees of the field.
Waters have made it great, The deep hath exalted him with its flowings, Going
round about its planting, And its conduits it hath sent forth unto all trees of the
field.
Ezekiel 31 5
Therefore its stature was exalted above all the trees of the field; and its boughs were  multiplied, and its branches became long by reason of many waters, when it shot [them] forth.
Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were
multiplied, and his branches became long, because of great waters, when he shot forth.
Therefore higher hath been his stature than all trees of the field, And multiplied
are his boughs, and long are his branches, Because of many waters in his shooting
forth,
Ezekiel 31 6
All the birds of the sky made their nests in its boughs; and under its branches did all the
animals of the field bring forth their young; and under its shadow lived all great nations.
All the fowl of the heavens made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all
the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all the great
nations.
In his boughs made a nest hath every fowl of the heavens, And under his branches
brought forth hath every beast of the field, And in his shade dwell do all great
nations.
Ezekiel 31 7
Thus was it beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; for its root was by many waters.
Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: because his root was by
great waters.
And he is fair in his greatness, In the length of his thin shoots, For his root hath
been by great waters.
Ezekiel 31 8
The cedars in the garden of God could not hide it; the fir-trees were not like its boughs, and the plane-trees were not as its branches; nor was any tree in the garden of God like it in its beauty.
The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him; the cypresses were not like his
boughs, and the plane-trees were not as his branches: no tree in the garden of God was
like unto him in his beauty.
Cedars have not hid him in the garden of God, Firs have not been like unto his
boughs, And chesnut-trees have not been as his branches, No tree in the garden of
God hath been like unto him in his beauty,
Ezekiel 31 9
I made it beautiful by the multitude of its branches, so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied it.
I had made him fair by the multitude of his branches; and all the trees of Eden, that were
in the garden of God, envied him.
Fair I have made him in the multitude of his thin shoots, And envy him do all
trees of Eden that [are] in the garden of God.
Ezekiel 31 10
Therefore thus said the Lord Yahweh: Because you are exalted in stature, and he has set his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;
Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because thou hast lifted up thyself in stature, ...
and he hath set his top amidst the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height,
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because that thou hast been high in
stature, And he yieldeth his foliage between thickets, And high is his heart in his
haughtiness,
Ezekiel 31 11
I will even deliver him into the hand of the mighty one of the nations; he shall surely deal with him; I have driven him out for his wickedness.
I have given him into the hand of the mighty one of the nations; he shall surely deal with
him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.
I give him into the hand of a god of nations, He dealeth sorely with him, In his
wickedness I have cast him out.
Ezekiel 31 12
Strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: on the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the watercourses of the land; and all the peoples of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.
And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off and have left him; upon the
mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken in all
the watercourses of the land; and all the peoples of the earth are gone down from his
shadow, and have left him.
And cut him off do strangers, The terrible of nations, and they leave him, On the
mountains and in all valleys have his thin shoots fallen, And broken are his
boughs at all streams of the land, And go down from his shade do all peoples of the
land, and they leave him.
Ezekiel 31 13
On his ruin all the birds of the sky shall dwell, and all the animals of the field shall be on his branches;
Upon his fallen [trunk] do all the fowl of the heavens dwell, and all the beasts of the field
are upon his branches:
On his ruin dwell do all fowls of the heavens, And on his boughs have been all the
beasts of the field,
Ezekiel 31 14
to the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves in their stature, neither set their top among the thick boughs, nor that their mighty ones stand up on their height, [even] all who drink water: for they are all delivered to death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with those who go down to the pit.
to the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves in their stature, nor
set their top amidst the thick boughs, and that none of them that drink water stand up
in his height by himself; for they are all given over unto death in the lower parts of the
earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.
In order that none of the trees of the waters May become haughty because of their
stature, Nor give their foliage between thickets, Nor any drinking waters stand
up unto them in their haughtiness, For all of them are given up to death, Unto the
earth -- the lower part, In the midst of the sons of men, Unto those going down to
the pit.
Ezekiel 31 15
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: In the day when he went down to Sheol I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the rivers of it; and the great waters were stayed; and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: In the day when he went down to Sheol, I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed; and I made Lebanon black for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: In the day of his going down to sheol I have caused
mourning, I have covered for him the deep, and diminish its flowings, And
restrained are many waters, And I make Lebanon black for him, And all trees of
the field have been covered for him.
Ezekiel 31 16
I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to Sheol with those who descend into the pit; and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the nether parts of the earth.
I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to Sheol, with
them that go down into the pit; and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon,
all that drink water, were comforted in the lower parts of the earth.
From the sound of his fall I have caused nations to shake, In My causing him to go
down to sheol, With those going down to the pit, And comforted in the earth -- the
lower part, are all trees of Eden, The choice and the good of Lebanon, All drinking
waters.
Ezekiel 31 17
They also went down into Sheol with him to those who are slain by the sword; yes, those who were his arm, [that] lived under his shadow in the midst of the nations.
They also went down into Sheol with him unto them that were slain with the sword, and
[that were] his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the nations.
Also they with him have gone down to sheol, Unto the pierced of the sword, And --
his arm -- they dwelt in his shade in the midst of nations.
Ezekiel 31 18
To whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shall you be brought down with the trees of Eden to the nether parts of the earth: you shall lie in the midst of the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the Lord Yahweh.
To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? Yet shalt
thou be brought down with the trees of Eden, unto the lower parts of the earth; thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised, with them that are slain by the sword. This is
Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord Jehovah.
Unto whom hast thou been thus like, In honour and in greatness among the trees
of Eden, And thou hast been brought down with the trees of Eden, Unto the earth --
the lower part, In the midst of the uncircumcised thou liest, With the pierced of
the sword? It [is] Pharaoh, and all his multitude, An affirmation of the Lord
Jehovah!`
Ezekiel 32 1
It happened in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first [day] of the month, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first of the month,
that the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
And it cometh to pass, in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first of the
month, hath a word of Jehovah been unto me, saying,
Ezekiel 32 2
Son of man, take up a lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt, and tell him, You were likened to a young lion of the nations: yet are you as a monster in the seas; and you did break forth with your rivers, and troubled the waters with your feet, and fouled their rivers.
Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou wast like a young lion among the nations, and thou wast as a monster in the seas; and thou didst break forth in thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst
their rivers.
`Son of man, lift up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and thou hast said
unto him: A young lion of nations thou hast been like, And thou [art] as a dragon
in the seas, And thou comest forth with thy flowings, And dost trouble the waters
with thy feet, And thou dost foul their flowings.
Ezekiel 32 3
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I will spread out my net on you with a company of many peoples; and they shall bring you up in my net.
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will also spread out my net over thee with an assemblage of many peoples; and they shall bring thee up in my net.
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: And -- I have spread out for thee My net, With an
assembly of many peoples, And they have brought thee up in My net.
Ezekiel 32 4
I will leave you on the land, I will cast you forth on the open field, and will cause all the birds of the sky to settle on you, and I will satisfy the animals of the whole earth with you.
And I will leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will
cause all the fowl of the heavens to settle upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole
earth with thee.
And I have left thee in the land, On the face of the field I do cast thee out, And have
caused to dwell upon thee every fowl of the heavens, And have satisfied out of thee
the beasts of the whole earth.
Ezekiel 32 5
I will lay your flesh on the mountains, and fill the valleys with your height.
And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with the heap of thy
[members];
And I have put thy flesh on the mountains, And filled the valleys [with] thy
hugeness,
Ezekiel 32 6
I will also water with your blood the land in which you swim, even to the mountains; and the watercourses shall be full of you.
and I will water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains;
and the water-courses shall be full of thee.
And watered the land with thy flowing, From thy blood -- unto the mountains, And
streams are filled from thee.
Ezekiel 32 7
When I shall extinguish you, I will cover the heavens, and make the stars of it dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give its light.
And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heavens, and make the stars thereof black; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
And in quenching thee I have covered the heavens, And have made black their
stars, The sun with a cloud I do cover, And the moon causeth not its light to shine.
Ezekiel 32 8
All the bright lights of the sky will I make dark over you, and set darkness on your land, says the Lord Yahweh.
All the bright lights of the heavens will I make black over thee, and bring darkness upon
thy land, saith the Lord Jehovah.
All luminaries of light in the heavens, I make black over thee, And I have given
darkness over thy land, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah,
Ezekiel 32 9
I will also vex the hearts of many peoples, when I shall bring your destruction among the
nations, into the countries which you have not known.
And I will vex the heart of many peoples, when I bring [the news of] thy destruction
among the nations, into the countries that thou hast not known.
And I have vexed the heart of many peoples, In My bringing in thy destruction
among nations, Unto lands that thou hast not known.
Ezekiel 32 10
Yes, I will make many peoples amazed at you, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for you, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of your fall.
And I will make many peoples amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid at
thee, when I brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment,
each one for his life, in the day of thy fall.
And I have made many peoples astonished at thee, And their kings are afraid at
thee with trembling, In My brandishing My sword before their faces, And they
have trembled every moment, Each for his life -- in the day of thy fall.
Ezekiel 32 11
For thus says the Lord Yahweh: The sword of the king of Babylon shall come on you.
For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee.
For thus said the Lord Jehovah: A sword of the king of Babylon entereth thee,
Ezekiel 32 12
By the swords of the mighty will I cause your multitude to fall; the terrible of the nations are they all: and they shall bring to nothing the pride of Egypt, and all the multitude of it shall be destroyed.
By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall: the terrible of the nations
are they all: and they shall spoil the pride of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be
destroyed.
By swords of the mighty I cause thy multitude to fall, The terrible of nations -- all
of them, And they have spoiled the excellency of Egypt, And destroyed hath been
all her multitude.
Ezekiel 32 13
I will destroy also all the animals of it from beside many waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of animals trouble them.
And I will destroy all the beasts thereof, from beside the great waters; and the foot of
man shall not trouble them any more, nor shall the cloven hoofs of beasts trouble them.
And I have destroyed all her beasts, From beside many waters, And trouble them
not doth a foot of man any more, Yea, the hoofs of beasts trouble them not.
Ezekiel 32 14
Then will I make their waters clear, and cause their rivers to run like oil, says the Lord Yahweh.
Then will I make their waters clear, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord
Jehovah.
Then do I cause their waters to sink, And their rivers as oil I cause to go, An
affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.
Ezekiel 32 15
When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate and waste, a land destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall strike all those who dwell therein, then shall they know that I am Yahweh.
When I shall make the land of Egypt a desolation, and the country shall be left desolate of
all that was in it, when I have smitten all them that dwell therein, then shall they know
that I [am] Jehovah.
In My making the land of Egypt a desolation, And desolated hath been the land of
its fulness, In My smiting all the inhabitants in it, And they have known that I
[am] Jehovah.
Ezekiel 32 16
This is the lamentation with which they shall lament; the daughters of the nations shall lament therewith; over Egypt, and over all her multitude, shall they lament therewith, says the Lord Yahweh.
It is a lamentation, and [thus] they shall lament her: the daughters of the nations shall
say it in lamenting; they shall say it in lamenting over Egypt and over all her multitude,
saith the Lord Jehovah.
A lamentation it [is], and they have lamented her, Daughters of the nations do
lament her, For Egypt, and for all her multitude, they lament her, An affirmation
of the Lord Jehovah.`
Ezekiel 32 17
It happened also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth [day] of the month, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
And it came to pass in the twelfth year, on the fifteenth of the month, the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
And it cometh to pass, in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth of the month, hath a
word of Jehovah been unto me, saying,
Ezekiel 32 18
Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, to the nether parts of the earth, with those who go down into the pit.
Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, her and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the lower parts of the earth, with them that go down into the
pit.
`Son of man, Wail for the multitude of Egypt, And cause it to go down, It -- and the
daughters of honourable nations, Unto the earth -- the lower parts, With those
going down to the pit.
Ezekiel 32 19
Whom do you pass in beauty? go down, and be you laid with the uncircumcised.
Whom dost thou surpass in beauty? Go down, and be thou laid with the uncircumcised.
Than whom hast thou been more pleasant? Go down, and be laid with the uncircumcised.
Ezekiel 32 20
They shall fall in the midst of those who are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword; draw her away and all her multitudes.
They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword. The sword hath been
given: draw her out, and all her multitudes.
In the midst of the pierced of the sword they fall, [To] the sword she hath been
given, They drew her out, and all her multitude.
Ezekiel 32 21
The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of Sheol with those who help him: they are gone down, they lie still, even the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
The strong among the mighty, with them that helped him, shall speak to him out of the
midst of Sheol: they are gone down, they lie still, the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
Speak to him do the gods of the mighty out of the midst of sheol, With his helpers -
- they have gone down, They have lain with the uncircumcised, The pierced of the
sword.
Ezekiel 32 22
Asshur is there and all her company; her graves are round about her; all of them slain, fallen by the sword;
There is Asshur and all his assemblage, his graves round about him: all of them slain,
fallen by the sword;
There [is] Asshur, and all her assembly, Round about him [are] his graves, All of
them [are] wounded, who are falling by sword,
Ezekiel 32 23
whose graves are set in the uttermost parts of the pit, and her company is round about her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who caused terror in the land of the living.
their graves are set in the sides of the pit, and his assemblage is round about his grave;
all of them slain, fallen by the sword, -- who caused terror in the land of the living.
Whose graves are appointed in the sides of the pit, And her assembly is round
about her grave, All of them wounded, falling by sword, Because they gave terror
in the land of the living.
Ezekiel 32 24
There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, who caused their terror in the land of the living, and have borne their shame with those who go down to the pit.
There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the
sword, who are gone down uncircumcised unto the lower parts of the earth, who caused
their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their confusion with them that
go down to the pit.
There [is] Elam, and all her multitude, Round about [is] her grave, All of them
wounded, who are falling by sword, Who have gone down uncircumcised unto the
earth -- the lower parts, Because they gave their terror in the land of the living,
And they bear their shame with those going down to the pit.
Ezekiel 32 25
They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude; her graves are round about her; all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for their terror was caused in the land of the living, and they have borne their shame with those who go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of those who are slain.
They have set him a bed in the midst of the slain, with all his multitude: their graves are
round about him, all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though their terror was
caused in the land of the living; and they have borne their confusion with them that go
down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that are slain.
In the midst of the wounded they have appointed a bed for her with all her
multitude, Round about him [are] her graves, All of them uncircumcised, pierced
of the sword, For their terror was given in the land of the living, And they bear
their shame with those going down to the pit, In the midst of the pierced he hath
been put.
Ezekiel 32 26
There is Meshech, Tubal, and all their multitude; their graves are round about them; all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for they caused their terror in the land of the living.
There is Meshech, Tubal, and all their multitude, their graves round about them, all of
them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of
the living.
There [is] Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude, Round about him [are] her
graves, All of them uncircumcised, pierced of the sword, For they gave their
terror in the land of the living,
Ezekiel 32 27
They shall not lie with the mighty who are fallen of the uncircumcised, who are gone down to Sheol with their weapons of war, and have laid their swords under their heads, and their iniquities are on their bones; for [they were] the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
And they lie not with the mighty, [that are] fallen of the uncircumcised, who are gone
down to Sheol with their weapons of war; and whose swords are laid under their heads,
and whose iniquities are upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in
the land of the living.
And they lie not with the mighty, Who are falling of the uncircumcised, Who have
gone down to sheol with their weapons of war, And they put their swords under
their heads, And their iniquities are on their bones, For the terror of the mighty
[is] in the land of the living.
Ezekiel 32 28
But you shall be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shall lie with those who are slain by the sword.
Thou also shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that
are slain with the sword.
And thou, in the midst of the uncircumcised art broken, And dost lie with the
pierced of the sword.
Ezekiel 32 29
There is Edom, her kings and all her princes, who in their might are laid with those who are slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with those who go down to the pit.
There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, who in their might are laid with them that
are slain by the sword: they lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to
the pit.
There [is] Edom, her kings, and all her princes, Who have been given up in their
might, With the pierced of the sword, They with the uncircumcised do lie, And
with those going down to the pit.
Ezekiel 32 30
There are the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Sidonians, who are gone down with the slain; in the terror which they caused by their might they are put to shame; and they lie uncircumcised with those who are slain by the sword, and bear their shame with those who go down to the pit.
There are the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, that are gone down
with the slain -- ashamed of the terror which they caused through their might; and they
lie uncircumcised with them that are slain by the sword, and bear their confusion with
them that go down to the pit.
There [are] princes of the north, All of them, and every Zidonian, Who have gone
down with the pierced in their terror, Of their might they are ashamed, And they
lie uncircumcised with the pierced of the sword, And they bear their shame with
those going down to the pit.
Ezekiel 32 31
Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army, slain by the sword, says the Lord Yahweh.
Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, Pharaoh and all his
army slain by the sword, saith the Lord Jehovah.
Then doth Pharaoh see, And he hath been comforted for all his multitude, The
pierced of the sword -- Pharaoh and all his force, An affirmation of the Lord
Jehovah.
Ezekiel 32 32
For I have put his terror in the land of the living; and he shall be laid in the midst of the
uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the Lord Yahweh.
For I have caused my terror in the land of the living; and he shall be laid in the midst of
the uncircumcised, with them that are slain by the sword, Pharaoh and all his multitude,
saith the Lord Jehovah.
For I have given his terror in the land of the living, And he hath been laid down
in the midst of the uncircumcised, With the pierced of the sword -- Pharaoh, and
all his multitude, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah!`
 
Study Questions

Ezekiel's title was? 29:2

What will Egypt know? 29:6, 9
 
How long will Egypt's cities be desolate? 29:12
 
What will the nations know? 30:5, 8
 
When will they know that "I am the LORD"? 29:25
 
Whom is Egypt like? 31:3-9
 
The future of Pharaoh and his hordes is? 31:18
 
Who was Ezekiel to lament for? 32:2
 
What sword will come upon Egypt?
 
When shall they know that God is LORD? 32:15
 
Ezekiel's lament is for those slain with the __________? 32:17-32


The World English Bible

Dec. 4
1 Peter 2

1Pe 2:1 Putting away therefore all wickedness, all deceit, hypocrisies, envies, and all evil speaking,
1Pe 2:2 as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby,
1Pe 2:3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious:
1Pe 2:4 coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious.
1Pe 2:5 You also, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1Pe 2:6 Because it is contained in Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, chosen, and precious: He who believes in him will not be disappointed."
1Pe 2:7 For you who believe therefore is the honor, but for those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected, has become the chief cornerstone,"
1Pe 2:8 and, "a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense." For they stumble at the word, being disobedient, to which also they were appointed.
1Pe 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
1Pe 2:10 who in time past were no people, but now are God's people, who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
1Pe 2:11 Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
1Pe 2:12 having good behavior among the nations, so in that of which they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they see, glorify God in the day of visitation.
1Pe 2:13 Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
1Pe 2:14 or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.
1Pe 2:15 For this is the will of God, that by well-doing you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
1Pe 2:16 as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.
1Pe 2:17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
1Pe 2:18 Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.
1Pe 2:19 For it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience toward God.
1Pe 2:20 For what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God.
1Pe 2:21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his steps,
1Pe 2:22 who did not sin, "neither was deceit found in his mouth."
1Pe 2:23 Who, when he was cursed, didn't curse back. When he suffered, didn't threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously;
1Pe 2:24 who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.
1Pe 2:25 For you were going astray like sheep; but now have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 


 
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 2 1
Putting away therefore all wickedness, all deceit, hypocrisies, envies, and all evil speaking,
Laying aside therefore all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envyings and all evil
speakings,
Having put aside, then, all evil, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envyings, and
all evil speakings,
1 Peter 2 2
as newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby,
as newborn babes desire earnestly the pure mental milk of the word, that by it ye may
grow up to salvation,
as new-born babes the word`s pure milk desire ye, that in it ye may grow,
1 Peter 2 3
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious:
if indeed ye have tasted that the Lord [is] good.
if so be ye did taste that the Lord [is] gracious,
1 Peter 2 4
coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious.
To whom coming, a living stone, cast away indeed as worthless by men, but with God
chosen, precious,
to whom coming -- a living stone -- by men, indeed, having been disapproved of,
but with God choice, precious,
1 Peter 2 5
You also, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood,
to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
and ye yourselves, as living stones, are built up, a spiritual house, a holy
priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2 6
Because it is contained in scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious: He who believes in him will not be put to shame."
Because it is contained in the scripture: Behold, I lay in Zion a corner stone, elect,
precious: and he that believes on him shall not be put to shame.
Wherefore, also, it is contained in the Writing: `Lo, I lay in Zion a chief corner-
stone, choice, precious, and he who is believing on him may not be put to shame;`
1 Peter 2 7
For you therefore who believe is the honor, but for such as are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected, Has become the chief cornerstone,"
To you therefore who believe [is] the preciousness; but to the disobedient, the stone
which the builders cast away as worthless, this is become head of [the] corner,
to you, then, who are believing [is] the preciousness; and to the unbelieving, a
stone that the builders disapproved of, this one did become for the head of a
corner,
1 Peter 2 8
and, "A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense." For they stumble at the word, being
disobedient, whereunto also they were appointed.
and a stone of stumbling and rock of offence; [who] stumble at the word, being
disobedient to which also they have been appointed.
and a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence -- who are stumbling at the word,
being unbelieving, -- to which also they were set;
1 Peter 2 9
But you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God`s own possession, that you may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
But *ye* [are] a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession,
that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his
wonderful light;
and ye [are] a choice race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired,
that the excellences ye may shew forth of Him who out of darkness did call you to
His wondrous light;
1 Peter 2 10
who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God, who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
who once [were] not a people, but now God`s people; who were not enjoying mercy, but
now have found mercy.
who [were] once not a people, and [are] now the people of God; who had not found
kindness, and now have found kindness.
1 Peter 2 11
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lust, which war against the soul;
Beloved, I exhort [you], as strangers and sojourners, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which
war against the soul;
Beloved, I call upon [you], as strangers and sojourners, to keep from the fleshly
desires, that war against the soul,
1 Peter 2 12
having good behavior among the nations, so in that which they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they see, glorify God in the day of visitation.
having your conversation honest among the Gentiles, that [as to that] in which they
speak against you as evildoers, they may through [your] good works, [themselves]
witnessing [them], glorify God in [the] day of visitation.
having your behaviour among the nations right, that in that which they speak
against you as evil-doers, of the good works having beheld, they may glorify God
in a day of inspection.
1 Peter 2 13
Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord`s sake: whether to the king, as supreme; Be in subjection [therefore] to every human institution for the Lord`s sake; whether to
[the] king as supreme,
Be subject, then, to every human creation, because of the Lord, whether to a king,
as the highest,
1 Peter 2 14
or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to those who do well.
or to rulers as sent by him, for vengeance on evildoers, and praise to them that do well.
whether to governors, as to those sent through him, for punishment, indeed, of
evil-doers, and a praise of those doing good;
1 Peter 2 15
For so is the will of God, that by well-doing you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
Because so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye put to silence the ignorance of
senseless men;
because, so is the will of God, doing good, to put to silence the ignorance of the
foolish men;
1 Peter 2 16
as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.
as free, and not as having liberty as a cloak of malice, but as God`s bondmen.
as free, and not having the freedom as the cloak of the evil, but as servants of God;
1 Peter 2 17
Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
Shew honour to all, love the brotherhood, fear God, honour the king.
to all give ye honour; the brotherhood love ye; God fear ye; the king honour ye.
1 Peter 2 18
Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.
Servants, [be] subject with all fear to your masters, not only to the good and gentle, but
also to the ill-tempered.
The domestics! be subjecting yourselves in all fear to the masters, not only to the
good and gentle, but also to the cross;
1 Peter 2 19
For it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience
toward God.
For this [is] acceptable, if one, for conscience sake towards God, endure griefs, suffering
unjustly.
for this [is] gracious, if because of conscience toward God any one doth endure
sorrows, suffering unrighteously;
1 Peter 2 20
For what glory is it, if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God.
For what glory [is it], if sinning and being buffeted ye shall bear [it]? but if, doing good
and suffering, ye shall bear [it], this is acceptable with God.
for what renown [is it], if sinning and being buffeted, ye do endure [it]? but if,
doing good and suffering [for it], ye do endure, this [is] gracious with God,
1 Peter 2 21
For to this were you called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps,
For to this have ye been called; for Christ also has suffered for you, leaving you a model
that ye should follow in his steps:
for to this ye were called, because Christ also did suffer for you, leaving to you an
example, that ye may follow his steps,
1 Peter 2 22
who did not sin, "neither was deceit found in his mouth."
who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth;
who did not commit sin, nor was guile found in his mouth,
1 Peter 2 23
Who, when he was reviled, didn`t revile back. When he suffered, didn`t threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously;
who, [when] reviled, reviled not again; [when] suffering, threatened not; but gave
[himself] over into the hands of him who judges righteously;
who being reviled -- was not reviling again, suffering -- was not threatening, and
was committing himself to Him who is judging righteously,
1 Peter 2 24
who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.
who himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, in order that, being dead to sins, we
may live to righteousness: by whose stripes ye have been healed.
who our sins himself did bear in his body, upon the tree, that to the sins having
died, to the righteousness we may live; by whose stripes ye were healed,
1 Peter 2 25
For you were going astray like sheep; but are now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
For ye were going astray as sheep, but have now returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.
for ye were as sheep going astray, but ye turned back now to the shepherd and
overseer of your souls.


 
Study Questions

"you" are _____ ______ ______? 2:9