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|GT - Rev 7|
- 12 ...Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power,
and might, be unto our God for ever and ever...
NRSV - 12 ..."Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen."
TEV - "The Enormous Crowd" - 9 After this I looked, and there was an enormous crowd -- no one could count all the people! They were from every race, tribe, nation, and language, and they stood in front of the throne and of the Lamb, dressed in white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. 10 They called out in a loud voice: "Salvation comes from our God, who sits on the throne, and from the Lamb!" 11 All the angels stood around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures. Then they threw themselves face downward in front of the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, "Amen! Praise, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power, and might belong to our God forever and ever! Amen!" 13 One of the elders asked me, "Who are these people dressed in white robes, and where do they come from?"
CUV - 12 ...Ämen. Sòngzàn, róngyào, zhìhuì, gânxiè, zünguì, quánbîng, dàli döu guïyû wômende Shén, zhídào yôngyôngyuânyuân. Ämen.
|RR - Psa 145|
KJV - 1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. 4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. 5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion;...
9 The Lord is good to all:
and his tender mercies are over all his works. 10 All thy works shall praise
thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. 11 They shall speak of the glory
of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; 12 To make known to the sons of men his
mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting
kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
NRSV - 1 I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable. 4 One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. 5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
8 The LORD is gracious
and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9 The LORD is good
to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made. 10 All your works shall
give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your faithful shall bless you. 11 They shall
speak of the glory of your kingdom, and tell of your power, 12 to make known
to all people your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout
all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all
TEV - "A Hymn of Praise" - 1 I will proclaim your greatness, my God and king; I will thank you forever and ever. 2 Every day I will thank you; I will praise you forever and ever. 3 The LORD is great and is to be highly praised; his greatness is beyond understanding. 4 What you have done will be praised from one generation to the next; they will proclaim your mighty acts. 5 They will speak of your glory and majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds. 6 People will speak of your mighty deeds, and I will proclaim your greatness. 7 They will tell about all your goodness and sing about your kindness. 8 The LORD is loving and merciful, slow to become angry and full of constant love. 9 He is good to everyone and has compassion on all he made. 10 All your creatures, LORD, will praise you, and all your people will give you thanks. 11 They will speak of the glory of your royal power and tell of your might, 12 so that everyone will know your mighty deeds and the glorious majesty of your kingdom. 13 Your rule is eternal, and you are king forever. The LORD is faithful to his promises; he is merciful in all his acts. 14 He helps those who are in trouble; he lifts those who have fallen.
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|B1 - Psa 100|
KJV - 1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
4 Enter into his gates
with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and
bless his name. 5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth
endureth to all generations.
NRSV - 1 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.
4 Enter his gates with
thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name.
5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness
to all generations.
TEV - "A Hymn of Praise" - 1 Sing to the LORD, all the world! 2 Worship the LORD with joy; come before him with happy songs! 3 Acknowledge that the LORD is God. He made us, and we belong to him; we are his people, we are his flock. 4 Enter the Temple gates with thanksgiving; go into its courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise him. 5 The LORD is good; his love is eternal and his faithfulness lasts forever.
|B2 - Psa 104|
KJV - 1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth. 31 The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works.
33 I will sing unto the
Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.
NRSV - 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty,
24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
30 When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground. 31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works --
33 I will sing to the
LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. 34
May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD.
TEV - "In Praise of the Creator" - 1 Praise the LORD, my soul! O LORD, my God, how great you are! You are clothed with majesty and glory; 2 you cover yourself with light. You have spread out the heavens like a tent 3 and built your home on the waters above. You use the clouds as your chariot and ride on the wings of the wind. 4 You use the winds as your messengers and flashes of lightning as your servants.
24 LORD, you have
made so many things! How wisely you made them all! The earth is filled with
your creatures. 25 There is the ocean, large and wide, where countless
creatures live, large and small alike. 26 The ships sail on it, and in it
plays Leviathan, that sea monster which you made. 27 All of them depend on
you to give them food when they need it. 28 You give it to them, and they
eat it; you provide food, and they are satisfied. 29 When you turn away, they
are afraid; when you take away your breath, they die and go back to the dust
from which they came. 30 But when you give them breath, they are created;
you give new life to the earth. 31 May the glory of the LORD last forever!
May the LORD be happy with what he has made! 32 He looks at the earth,
and it trembles; he touches the mountains, and they pour out smoke. 33
I will sing to the LORD all my life; as long as I live I will sing praises
to my God. 34 May he be pleased with my song, for my gladness comes from him.
35 May sinners be destroyed from the earth; may the wicked be no more. Praise
the LORD, my soul! Praise the LORD!
|B3 - Psa 103|
KJV - 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
NRSV - 13 As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.
TEV - "The Love of God" - 11 As high as the sky is above the earth, so great is his love for those who honor him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our sins from us. 13 As a father is kind to his children, so the LORD is kind to those who honor him. 14 He knows what we are made of; he remembers that we are dust.
|B4 - Isa 66|
KJV - 13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
NRSV - 13 As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
TEV - "The LORD Judges the Nations" - 12 The LORD says, "I will bring you lasting prosperity; the wealth of the nations will flow to you like a river that never goes dry. You will be like a child that is nursed by its mother, carried in her arms, and treated with love. 13 I will comfort you in Jerusalem, as a mother comforts her child. 14 When you see this happen, you will be glad; it will make you strong and healthy. Then you will know that I, the LORD, help those who obey me, and I show my anger against my enemies." 15 The LORD will come with fire. He will ride on the wings of a storm to punish those he is angry with. 16 By fire and sword he will punish all the people of the world whom he finds guilty -- and many will be put to death.
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|B5 - Luk 4|
KJV - 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
NRSV - 14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country.
TEV - "Jesus Begins His Work in Galilee" - 14 Then Jesus returned to Galilee, and the power of the Holy Spirit was with him. The news about him spread throughout all that territory. 15 He taught in the synagogues and was praised by everyone.
|B6 - Luk 17|
KJV - 20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
NRSV - 20 Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and he answered, "The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; 21 nor will they say, "Look, here it is!' or "There it is!' For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you."
TEV - "The Coming of the Kingdom" - 20 Some Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come. His answer was, "The Kingdom of God does not come in such a way as to be seen. 21 No one will say, "Look, here it is!' or, "There it is!'; because the Kingdom of God is within you."
|B7 - Mat 12|
KJV - 22 Then was
brought unto him one possessed with a
devil [demon], blind,
and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and
saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out
devils [demons], but by Beelzebub [Beelzebul]
the prince of the devils [demons]. 25 And Jesus knew their
thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought
to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then
his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub [Beelzebul]
cast out devils [demons], by whom do your children cast
them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils
[demons] by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
NRSV - 22 Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute; and he cured him, so that the one who had been mute could speak and see. 23 All the crowds were amazed and said, "Can this be the Son of David?" 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons, that this fellow casts out the demons." 25 He knew what they were thinking and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. 26 If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? 27 If I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own exorcists cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come to you.
TEV - "Jesus and Beelzebul" - 22 Then some people brought to Jesus a man who was blind and could not talk because he had a demon. Jesus healed the man, so that he was able to talk and see. 23 The crowds were all amazed at what Jesus had done. "Could he be the Son of David?" they asked. 24 When the Pharisees heard this, they replied, "He drives out demons only because their ruler Beelzebul gives him power to do so." 25 Jesus knew what they were thinking, and so he said to them, "Any country that divides itself into groups which fight each other will not last very long. And any town or family that divides itself into groups which fight each other will fall apart. 26 So if one group is fighting another in Satan's kingdom, this means that it is already divided into groups and will soon fall apart! 27 You say that I drive out demons because Beelzebul gives me the power to do so. Well, then, who gives your followers the power to drive them out? What your own followers do proves that you are wrong! 28 No, it is not Beelzebul, but God's Spirit, who gives me the power to drive out demons, which proves that the Kingdom of God has already come upon you.
|B8 - 1Co 4|
KJV - 20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
NRSV - 20 For the kingdom of God depends not on talk but on power.
TEV - "Apostles of Christ" - 18 Some of you have become proud because you have thought that I would not be coming to visit you. 19 If the Lord is willing, however, I will come to you soon, and then I will find out for myself the power which these proud people have, and not just what they say. 20 For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of words but of power. 21 Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in a spirit of love and gentleness?
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|B9 - Isa 40|
KJV - 10 Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd:...
NRSV - 10 See, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. 11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd;...
TEV - "Words of Hope" - 10 The Sovereign LORD is coming to rule with power, bringing with him the people he has rescued. 11 He will take care of his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs together and carry them in his arms; he will gently lead their mothers.
|B10 - Mat 15|
KJV - 32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. 33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? 34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. 35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. 38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
NRSV - 32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way." 33 The disciples said to him, "Where are we to get enough bread in the desert to feed so great a crowd?" 34 Jesus asked them, "How many loaves have you?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish." 35 Then ordering the crowd to sit down on the ground, 36 he took the seven loaves and the fish; and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 37 And all of them ate and were filled; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. 38 Those who had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children.
TEV - "Jesus Feeds Four Thousand Men" - 32 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I feel sorry for these people, because they have been with me for three days and now have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away without feeding them, for they might faint on their way home." 33 The disciples asked him, "Where will we find enough food in this desert to feed this crowd?" 34 "How much bread do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven loaves," they answered, "and a few small fish." 35 So Jesus ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground. 36 Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, gave thanks to God, broke them, and gave them to the disciples; and the disciples gave them to the people. 37 They all ate and had enough. Then the disciples took up seven baskets full of pieces left over. 38 The number of men who ate was four thousand, not counting the women and children. 39 Then Jesus sent the people away, got into a boat, and went to the territory of Magadan.
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|B11 - Psa 86|
KJV - 5 ...thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. 6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
NRSV - 5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you. 6 Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my cry of supplication.
TEV - "A Prayer for Help" - 3 You are my God, so be merciful to me; I pray to you all day long. 4 Make your servant glad, O Lord, because my prayers go up to you. 5 You are good to us and forgiving, full of constant love for all who pray to you. 6 Listen, LORD, to my prayer; hear my cries for help. 7 I call to you in times of trouble, because you answer my prayers.
|B12 - Mic 7|
KJV - 18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?...
19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
NRSV - 18 Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of your possession?...
19 He will again have
compassion upon us; he will tread our iniquities under foot. You will cast all
our sins into the depths of the sea.
TEV - "The LORD's Compassion on Israel" - 18 There is no other god like you, O LORD; you forgive the sins of your people who have survived. You do not stay angry forever, but you take pleasure in showing us your constant love. 19 You will be merciful to us once again. You will trample our sins underfoot and send them to the bottom of the sea! 20 You will show your faithfulness and constant love to your people, the descendants of Abraham and of Jacob, as you promised our ancestors long ago.
|B13 - 1Jo 4|
KJV - 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
NRSV - 16 So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
TEV - "God Is Love" - 15 If anyone declares that Jesus is the Son of God, he lives in union with God and God lives in union with him. 16 And we ourselves know and believe the love which God has for us. God is love, and whoever lives in love lives in union with God and God lives in union with him. 17 Love is made perfect in us in order that we may have courage on the Judgment Day; and we will have it because our life in this world is the same as Christ's. 18 There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear. So then, love has not been made perfect in anyone who is afraid, because fear has to do with punishment.
|B14 - Luk 6|
KJV - 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
NRSV - 36
"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. 37 Do not judge, and you
will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive,
and you will be forgiven;"
TEV - "Love for Enemies" - 32 "If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners do that! 34 And if you lend only to those from whom you hope to get it back, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount! 35 No! Love your enemies and do good to them; lend and expect nothing back. You will then have a great reward, and you will be sons of the Most High God. For he is good to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36 Be merciful just as your Father is merciful.
- 37 "Do not judge others, and God will not judge you; do not condemn
others, and God will not condemn you; forgive others, and God will forgive you.
38 Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed, you will receive a full
measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands -- all that you can hold.
The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you." 39
And Jesus told them this parable: "One blind man cannot lead another one;
if he does, both will fall into a ditch. 40 No pupil is greater than his teacher;
but every pupil, when he has completed his training, will be like his teacher.
|B15 - Eph 4|
KJV - 32 ...be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
NRSV - 32 ...be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.
TEV - "The New Life in Christ" - 28 The man who used to rob must stop robbing and start working, in order to earn an honest living for himself and to be able to help the poor. 29 Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you. 30 And do not make God's Holy Spirit sad; for the Spirit is God's mark of ownership on you, a guarantee that the Day will come when God will set you free. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort. 32 Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ.
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|B16 - Jam 1|
KJV - 12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
NRSV - 12 Blessed is anyone who endures temptation. Such a one has stood the test and will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. 13 No one, when tempted, should say, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one.
TEV - "Testing and Tempting" - 12 Happy is the person who remains faithful under trials, because when he succeeds in passing such a test, he will receive as his reward the life which God has promised to those who love him. 13 If a person is tempted by such trials, he must not say, "This temptation comes from God." For God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14 But a person is tempted when he is drawn away and trapped by his own evil desire. 15 Then his evil desire conceives and gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
|B17 - Job 33|
KJV - 14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
23 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness: 24 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
26 He shall pray unto God,
and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for
he will render unto man his righteousness.
NRSV - 14 For God speaks in one way, and in two, though people do not perceive it.
23 Then, if there should be for one of them an angel, a mediator, one of a thousand, one who declares a person upright, 24 and he is gracious to that person, and says, "Deliver him from going down into the Pit; I have found a ransom;
26 Then he prays to God,
and is accepted by him, he comes into his presence with joy, and God repays
him for his righteousness.
TEV - "The Speeches of Elihu" - 14 Although God speaks again and again, no one pays attention to what he says. 15 At night when men are asleep, God speaks in dreams and visions. 16 He makes them listen to what he says, and they are frightened at his warnings. 17 God speaks to make them stop their sinning and to save them from becoming proud. 18 He will not let them be destroyed; he saves them from death itself. 19 God corrects a man by sending sickness and filling his body with pain.
23 Perhaps an angel
may come to his aid -- one of God's thousands of angels, who remind men of their
duty. 24 In mercy the angel will say, "Release him! He is not to go down
to the world of the dead. Here is the ransom to set him free." 25 His
body will grow young and strong again; 26 when he prays, God will answer
him; he will worship God with joy; God will set things right for him again.
27 He will say in public, "I have sinned. I have not done right, but God
spared me. 28 He kept me from going to the world of the dead, and I am still
|B18 - Luk 19|
KJV - 1 And Jesus
entered and passed through Jericho. 2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus,
which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to
see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of
stature. 4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him:
for he was to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up,
and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come
down; for to day I must abide at thy house. 6 And he made haste, and came down,
and received him joyfully. 7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying,
That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. 8 And Zacchaeus stood,
and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor;
and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him
fourfold. 9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house,
forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
NRSV - 1 He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2 A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. 5 When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today." 6 So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. 7 All who saw it began to grumble and said, "He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner." 8 Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, "Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much." 9 Then Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham.
TEV - "Jesus and Zacchaeus" - 1 Jesus went on into Jericho and was passing through. 2 There was a chief tax collector there named Zacchaeus, who was rich. 3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he was a little man and could not see Jesus because of the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead of the crowd and climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus, who was going to pass that way. 5 When Jesus came to that place, he looked up and said to Zacchaeus, "Hurry down, Zacchaeus, because I must stay in your house today." 6 Zacchaeus hurried down and welcomed him with great joy. 7 All the people who saw it started grumbling, "This man has gone as a guest to the home of a sinner!" 8 Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Listen, sir! I will give half my belongings to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone, I will pay him back four times as much." 9 Jesus said to him, "Salvation has come to this house today, for this man, also, is a descendant of Abraham. 10 The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."
|B19 - Joh 8|
KJV - 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
NRSV - 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
TEV - "Free Men and Slaves" - 31 So Jesus said to those who believed in him, "If you obey my teaching, you are really my disciples; 32 you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." 33 "We are the descendants of Abraham," they answered, "and we have never been anybody's slaves. What do you mean, then, by saying, "You will be free'?"
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|B20 - 1Ch 29|
KJV - 11 Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.
13 Now therefore, our God,
we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
NRSV - 11 Yours, O LORD, are the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and on the earth is yours; yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.
13 And now, our God,
we give thanks to you and praise your glorious name.
TEV - "David Praises God" - 10 There in front of the whole assembly King David praised the LORD. He said, "LORD God of our ancestor Jacob, may you be praised forever and ever! 11 You are great and powerful, glorious, splendid, and majestic. Everything in heaven and earth is yours, and you are king, supreme ruler over all. 12 All riches and wealth come from you; you rule everything by your strength and power; and you are able to make anyone great and strong. 13 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and we praise your glorious name.
|B21 - Mat 23|
KJV - 1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
NRSV - 1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples,
TEV - "Jesus Warns against the Teachers of the Law and the Pharisees" - 1 Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples.
|B22 - Mat 6|
KJV - 9 After this
manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give
us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our
debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
NRSV - 9 "Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.
TEV - "Teaching about Prayer" - 7 "When you pray, do not use a lot of meaningless words, as the pagans do, who think that their gods will hear them because their prayers are long. 8 Do not be like them. Your Father already knows what you need before you ask him. 9 This, then, is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven: May your holy name be honored; 10 may your Kingdom come; may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today the food we need. 12 Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us. 13 Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One.'
CUV - "The Lord's Prayer" - 9 Wômen zài tiänshang de fù: Yuàn rén döu zün nîde míng wéi shèng. 10 Yuàn nîde guó jiànglín; yuàn nîde zhîyì xíngzài dìshang; rútóng xíngzài tiänshang. 11 Wômen rìyòng de yìnshí, jïnrì cìgei wômen. 12 Miân wômende zhài, rútóng wômen miânle rénde zhài. 13 Bù jiào wômen yùjiàn shìtan; jiù wômen tuölí xiöng è. [Yïnwei guódù quánbîng róngyào, quán shì nîde, zhídào yôngyuân. Ämen.]
9 Wômen zài tiänshang de fù: Yuàn rén döu zün nîde míng wéi shèng. 10 Yuàn nîde guó jiànglín; yuàn nîde zhîyì xíngzài dìshang; rútóng xíngzài tiänshang. 11 Wômen rìyòng de yìnshí, jïnrì cìgei wômen. 12 Miân wômende zhài, rútóng wômen miânle rénde zhài. 13 Bù jiào wômen yùjiàn shìtan; jiù wômen tuölí xiöng è. [Yïnwei guódù, quánbîng, róngyào, quán shì nîde, zhídào yôngyuân. Ämen.]
In the Textual Commentary of the Greek New Testament, Second Edition (NY: United Bible Societies, 1994, page 13-14), Bruce Metzger writes:
The ascription ["a form of prayer ascribing praise to God spoken by a minister, usually after a sermon" (Webster's Third)] at the close of the Lord's Prayer occurs in several forms... The absence of any ascription in early and important [ancient manuscripts], as well as early patristic commentaries on the Lord's Prayer... suggests that an ascription, usuallly in a threefold form, was composed (perhaps on the basis of 1 Chr 29:11-13) in order to adapt the Prayer for liturgical use in the early church.
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