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for the week of Monday, November 25, through Sunday, December 1, 2002 (version 2.1.1)
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|GT - Psa 108|
KJV <Strong's #> - 13 Through God <0430> we shall do <06213> valiantly <02428>: for he [it is that] shall tread <0947> down our enemies <06862>.
KJV - 13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread dofawn our enemies.
NRSV - 13 With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.
TEV - "A Prayer for Help against Enemies" - 10 Who, O God, will take me into the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom? 11 Have you really rejected us? Aren't you going to march out with our armies? 12 Help us against the enemy; human help is worthless. 13 With God on our side we will win; he will defeat our enemies.
|RR1 - Isa 41|
KJV <Strong's #> - 10 Fear <03372> thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed <08159>; for I [am] thy God <0430>: I will strengthen <0553> thee; yea <0637>, I will help <05826> thee; yea <0637>, I will uphold <08551> thee with the right <03225> hand <03225> of my righteousness <06664>. 11 Behold <02005>, all <03605> they that were incensed <02734> against thee shall be ashamed <0954> and confounded <03637>: they shall be as nothing <0369>; and they that strive <07379> with thee shall perish <06>.
13 For I the LORD <03068>
thy God <0430> will hold <02388> thy right <03225> hand <03225>,
saying <0559> unto thee, Fear <03372> not; I will help <05826>
KJV - 10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. 11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
13 For I the Lord thy God
will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
NRSV - 10 do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. 11 Yes, all who are incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.
13 For I, the LORD your
God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Do not fear, I will
TEV - "God's Assurance to Israel" - 8 "But you, Israel my servant, you are the people that I have chosen, the descendants of Abraham, my friend. 9 I brought you from the ends of the earth; I called you from its farthest corners and said to you, "You are my servant.' I did not reject you, but chose you. 10 Do not be afraid -- I am with you! I am your God -- let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you. 11 "Those who are angry with you will know the shame of defeat. Those who fight against you will die 12 and will disappear from the earth. 13 I am the LORD your God; I strengthen you and tell you, "Do not be afraid; I will help you."
|RR2 - Isa 54|
KJV <Strong's #> - 10 For the mountains <02022> shall depart <04185>, and the hills <01389> be removed <04131>; but my kindness <02617> shall not depart <04185> from thee, neither <03808> shall the covenant <01285> of my peace <07965> be removed <04131>, saith <0559> the LORD <03068> that hath mercy <07355> on thee.
14 In righteousness <06666> shalt thou be established <03559>: thou shalt be far <07368> from oppression <06233>; for thou shalt not fear <03372>: and from terror <04288>; for it shall not come <07126> near <07126> thee.
17 No <03808> weapon
<03627> that is formed <03335> against <05921> thee shall
prosper <06743>; and every <03605> tongue <03956> [that] shall
rise <06965> against thee in judgment <04941> thou shalt condemn
<07561>. This <02063> [is] the heritage <05159> of the servants
<05650> of the LORD <03068>, and their righteousness <06666>
[is] of me, saith <05002> the LORD <03068>.
KJV - 10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.
14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
17 No weapon that is formed
against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in
judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
NRSV - 10 For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
14 In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.
17 No weapon that is fashioned
against you shall prosper, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against
you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their
vindication from me, says the LORD.
TEV - "The LORD's Love for Israel" - 9 "In the time of Noah I promised never again to flood the earth. Now I promise not to be angry with you again; I will not reprimand or punish you. 10 The mountains and hills may crumble, but my love for you will never end; I will keep forever my promise of peace." So says the LORD who loves you.
"The Future Jerusalem" - 11 The LORD says, "O Jerusalem, you suffering, helpless city, with no one to comfort you, I will rebuild your foundations with precious stones. 12 I will build your towers with rubies, your gates with stones that glow like fire, and the wall around you with jewels. 13 "I myself will teach your people and give them prosperity and peace. 14 Justice and right will make you strong. You will be safe from oppression and terror. 15 If anyone attacks you, he does it without my consent; whoever fights against you will fall. 16 "I create the blacksmith, who builds a fire and forges weapons. I also create the soldier, who uses the weapons to kill. 17 But no weapon will be able to hurt you; you will have an answer for all who accuse you. I will defend my servants and give them victory." The LORD has spoken.
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|B1 - 1Ch 29|
KJV <Strong's #> - 11 Thine, O LORD <03068>, [is] the greatness <01420>, and the power <01369>, and the glory <08597>, and the victory <05331>, and the majesty <01935>: for all <03605> [that is] in the heaven <08064> and in the earth <0776> [is thine]; thine [is] the kingdom <04467>, O LORD <03068>, and thou art exalted <05375> as head <07218> above all <03605>.
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.
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.
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.
|B2 - Pro 4|
KJV - 1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
NRSV - 1 Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight;
TEV - "The Benefits of Wisdom" - 1 Sons, listen to what your father teaches you. Pay attention, and you will have understanding. 2 What I am teaching you is good, so remember it all. 3 When I was only a little boy, my parents' only son, 4 my father would teach me. He would say, "Remember what I say and never forget it. Do as I tell you, and you will live. 5 Get wisdom and insight! Do not forget or ignore what I say. 6 Do not abandon wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will keep you safe. 7 Getting wisdom is the most important thing you can do. Whatever else you get, get insight. 8 Love wisdom, and she will make you great. Embrace her, and she will bring you honor. 9 She will be your crowning glory."
|B3 - Psa 37|
KJV <Strong's #> - 1 Fret <02734> not thyself because of evildoers <07489>, neither <0408> be thou envious <07065> against the workers <06213> of iniquity <05766>. 2 For they shall soon <04120> be cut <05243> down <05243> like the grass <02682>, and wither <05034> as the green <03418> herb <01877>. 3 Trust <0982> in the LORD <03068>, and do <06213> good <02896>; [so] shalt thou dwell <07931> in the land <0776>, and verily <0530> thou shalt be fed <07462>.
8 Cease <07503> from anger <0639>, and forsake <05800> wrath <02534>: fret <02734> not thyself in any wise to do evil <07489>. 9 For evildoers <07489> shall be cut <03772> off: but those that wait <06960> upon the LORD <03068>, they shall inherit <03423> the earth <0776>. 10 For yet <05750> a little <04592> while, and the wicked <07563> [shall] not [be]: yea, thou shalt diligently <0995> consider <0995> his place <04725>, and it [shall] not [be]. 11 But the meek <06035> shall inherit <03423> the earth <0776>; and shall delight <06026> themselves in the abundance <07230> of peace <07965>.
18 The LORD <03068>
knoweth <03045> the days <03117> of the upright <08549>:
and their inheritance <05159> shall be for ever <05769>.
KJV - 1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. 9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. 10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. 11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
18 The Lord knoweth
the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
NRSV - 1 Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers, 2 for they will soon fade like the grass, and wither like the green herb. 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.
8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath. Do not fret -- it leads only to evil. 9 For the wicked shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land. 10 Yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look diligently for their place, they will not be there. 11 But the meek shall inherit the land, and delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
18 The LORD knows the
days of the blameless, and their heritage will abide forever;
TEV - "The Destiny of the Wicked and of the Good" - 1 Don't be worried on account of the wicked; don't be jealous of those who do wrong. 2 They will soon disappear like grass that dries up; they will die like plants that wither. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; live in the land and be safe. 4 Seek your happiness in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desire. 5 Give yourself to the LORD; trust in him, and he will help you; 6 he will make your righteousness shine like the noonday sun. 7 Be patient and wait for the LORD to act; don't be worried about those who prosper or those who succeed in their evil plans. 8 Don't give in to worry or anger; it only leads to trouble. 9 Those who trust in the LORD will possess the land, but the wicked will be driven out. 10 Soon the wicked will disappear; you may look for them, but you won't find them; 11 but the humble will possess the land and enjoy prosperity and peace. 12 The wicked man plots against the good man and glares at him with hate. 13 But the Lord laughs at wicked men, because he knows they will soon be destroyed. 14 The wicked draw their swords and bend their bows to kill the poor and needy, to slaughter those who do what is right; 15 but they will be killed by their own swords, and their bows will be smashed. 16 The little that a good man owns is worth more than the wealth of all the wicked, 17 because the LORD will take away the strength of the wicked, but protect those who are good. 18 The LORD takes care of those who obey him, and the land will be theirs forever. 19 They will not suffer when times are bad; they will have enough in time of famine. 20 But the wicked will die; the enemies of the LORD will vanish like wild flowers; they will disappear like smoke.
|B4 - Psa 34|
KJV <Strong's #> - 7 The angel <04397> of the LORD <03068> encampeth <02583> round <05439> about them that fear <03373> him, and delivereth <02502> them. 8 O taste <02938> and see <07200> that the LORD <03068> [is] good <02896>:...
KJV - 7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. 8 O taste and see that the Lord is good:
NRSV - 7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. 8 O taste and see that the LORD is good;...
TEV - "In Praise of God's Goodness" - 4 I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me; he freed me from all my fears. 5 The oppressed look to him and are glad; they will never be disappointed. 6 The helpless call to him, and he answers; he saves them from all their troubles. 7 His angel guards those who honor the LORD and rescues them from danger. 8 Find out for yourself how good the LORD is. Happy are those who find safety with him. 9 Honor the LORD, all his people; those who obey him have all they need. 10 Even lions go hungry for lack of food, but those who obey the LORD lack nothing good.
Study aids for correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures [book review]
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|B5 - Psa 64|
KJV <Strong's #> - 1 Hear <08085> my voice <06963>, O God <0430>, in my prayer <07879>: preserve <05341> my life <02416> from fear <06343> of the enemy <0341>. 2 Hide <05641> me from the secret <05475> counsel <05475> of the wicked <07489>;...
5 They encourage <02388>
themselves [in] an evil <07451> matter <01697>: they commune
<05608> of laying <02934> snares <04170> privily <02934>;
they say <0559>, Who <04310> shall see <07200> them?
KJV - 1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked;
5 They encourage themselves
in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who
shall see them?
NRSV - 1 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from the dread enemy. 2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,...
5 They hold fast to
their evil purpose; they talk of laying snares secretly, thinking, "Who
can see us?
TEV - "A Prayer for Protection" - 1 I am in trouble, God -- listen to my prayer! I am afraid of my enemies -- save my life! 2 Protect me from the plots of the wicked, from mobs of evil men. 3 They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like arrows. 4 They are quick to spread their shameless lies; they destroy good men with cowardly slander. 5 They encourage each other in their evil plots; they talk about where they will place their traps. "No one can see them," they say.
|B6 - Psa 26|
KJV - 11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity:...
NRSV - 11 But as for me, I walk in my integrity;...
TEV - "The Prayer of a Good Man" - 11 As for me, I do what is right; be merciful to me and save me! 12 I am safe from all dangers; in the assembly of his people I praise the LORD.
|B7 - Psa 27|
KJV - 11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
NRSV - 11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.
TEV - "A Prayer of Praise" - 11 Teach me, LORD, what you want me to do, and lead me along a safe path, because I have many enemies. 12 Don't abandon me to my enemies, who attack me with lies and threats. 13 I know that I will live to see the LORD's goodness in this present life. 14 Trust in the LORD. Have faith, do not despair. Trust in the LORD.
|B8 - Dan 6|
<Strong's #> - 1 It pleased <08232>
Darius <01868> to set <03966> over <05922> the kingdom
<04437> an hundred <03969> and twenty <06243> princes
<0324>, which <01768> should be over the whole <03606>
kingdom <04437>; 2 And over <05924> these <04481> three
<08532> presidents <05632>; of whom Daniel <01841> [was]
first [one of them] <02298>:...
3 Then <0116> this <01836> Daniel <01841> was preferred <05330> above <05922> the presidents <05632> and princes <0324>, because an excellent <03493> spirit <07308> [was] in him; and the king <04430> thought <06246> to set <03966> him over <05922> the whole <03606> realm <04437>. 4 Then <0116> the presidents <05632> and princes <0324> sought <01158> to find <07912> occasion <05931> against Daniel <01841> concerning <06655> the kingdom <04437>; but they could <03202> find <07912> none <03809> occasion <05931> nor <03809> fault <07844>; forasmuch as he [was] faithful <0540>, neither <03809> was there any <03606> error <07960> or fault <07844> found <07912> in him. 5 Then <0116> said <0560> these <0479> men <01400>, We shall not find <07912> any <03606> occasion <05931> against <05922> this <01836> Daniel <01841>, except <03861> we find <07912> [it] against him concerning the law <01882> of his God <0426>. 6 Then <0116> these <0459> presidents <05632> and princes <0324> assembled <07284> together to the king <04430>, and said <0560> thus <03652> unto him, King <04430> Darius <01868>, live <02414> for ever <05757>. 7 All <03606> the presidents <05632> of the kingdom <04437>, the governors <05461>, and the princes <0324>, the counsellors <01907>, and the captains <06347>, have consulted <03272> together to establish <06966> a royal <04430> statute <07010>, and to make a firm <08631> decree <0633>, that whosoever <03605> shall ask <01156> a petition <01159> of any <03606> God <0426> or man <0606> for thirty <08533> days <03118>, save <03861> of thee, O king <04430>, he shall be cast <07412> into the den <01358> of lions <0744>.
11 Then <0116> these <0479> men <01400> assembled <07284>, and found <07912> Daniel <01841> praying <01156> and making supplication <02604> before <06925> his God <0426>.
13 Then <0116>
answered <06032> they and said <0560> before <06925> the
king <04430>, That Daniel <01841>, which <01768> [is]
of the children <01123> of the captivity <01547> of Judah <03061>,
regardeth not thee, O king <04430>, nor the decree <0633> that
thou hast signed <07560>, but maketh his petition <01159> three
<08532> times <02166> a day <03118>.
- 1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes,
which should be over the whole kingdom; 2 And over these three presidents;
of whom Daniel was
first [one of them]:..
3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. 4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. 5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. 6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever. 7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellers, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.
13 Then answered they
and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity
of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed,
but maketh his petition three times a day.
NRSV - 1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred twenty satraps, stationed throughout the whole kingdom, 2 and over them three presidents, including Daniel;...
3 Soon Daniel distinguished himself above all the other presidents and satraps because an excellent spirit was in him, and the king planned to appoint him over the whole kingdom. 4 So the presidents and the satraps tried to find grounds for complaint against Daniel in connection with the kingdom. But they could find no grounds for complaint or any corruption, because he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption could be found in him. 5 The men said, "We shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God." 6 So the presidents and satraps conspired and came to the king and said to him, "O King Darius, live forever! 7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the counselors and the governors are agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an interdict, that whoever prays to anyone, divine or human, for thirty days, except to you, O king, shall be thrown into a den of lions.
11 The conspirators came and found Daniel praying and seeking mercy before his God.
13 Then they responded
to the king, "Daniel, one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention
to you, O king, or to the interdict you have signed, but he is saying his
prayers three times a day."
TEV - "Daniel in the Pit of Lions" - 1 Darius decided to appoint a hundred and twenty governors to hold office throughout his empire. 2 In addition, he chose Daniel and two others to supervise the governors and to look after the king's interests. 3 Daniel soon showed that he could do better work than the other supervisors or the governors. Because he was so outstanding, the king considered putting him in charge of the whole empire. 4 Then the other supervisors and the governors tried to find something wrong with the way Daniel administered the empire, but they couldn't, because Daniel was reliable and did not do anything wrong or dishonest. 5 They said to each other, "We are not going to find anything of which to accuse Daniel unless it is something in connection with his religion." 6 So they went to see the king and said, "King Darius, may Your Majesty live forever! 7 All of us who administer your empire -- the supervisors, the governors, the lieutenant governors, and the other officials -- have agreed that Your Majesty should issue an order and enforce it strictly. Give orders that for thirty days no one be permitted to request anything from any god or from any man except from Your Majesty. Anyone who violates this order is to be thrown into a pit filled with lions. 8 So let Your Majesty issue this order and sign it, and it will be in force, a law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed." 9 And so King Darius signed the order. 10 When Daniel learnt that the order had been signed, he went home. In an upstairs room of his house there were windows that faced towards Jerusalem. There, just as he had always done, he knelt down at the open windows and prayed to God three times a day. 11 When Daniel's enemies observed him praying to God, 12 all of them went together to the king to accuse Daniel. They said, "Your Majesty, you signed an order that for the next thirty days anyone who requested anything from any god or from any man except you, would be thrown into a pit filled with lions." The king replied, "Yes, that is a strict order, a law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed." 13 Then they said to the king, "Daniel, one of the exiles from Judah, does not respect Your Majesty or obey the order you issued. He prays regularly three times a day."
Study aids for correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures [book review]
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|B9 - Dan 6|
KJV <Strong's #> - 16 Then <0116> the king <04430> commanded <0560>, and they brought <0858> Daniel <01841>, and cast <07412> [him] into the den <01358> of lions <0744>. [Now] the king <04430> spake <06032> and said <0560> unto Daniel <01841>, Thy God <0426> whom <01768> thou servest <06399> continually <08411>, he will deliver <07804> thee.
19 Then <0116>
the king <04430> arose <06966> very early <08238> in the
morning <05053>, and went <0236> in haste <0927> unto
the den <01358> of lions <0744>. 20 And when he came <07127>
to the den <01358>, he cried <02200> with a lamentable <06088>
voice <07032> unto Daniel <01841>: [and] the king <04430>
spake <06032> and said <0560> to Daniel <01841>, O Daniel
<01841>, servant <05649> of the living <02417> God <0426>,
is thy God <0426>, whom <01768> thou servest <06399> continually
<08411>, able <03202> to deliver <07804> thee from the
lions <0744>? 21 Then <0116> said <04449> Daniel <01841>
unto the king <04430>, O king <04430>, live <02414> for
ever <05957>. 22 My God <0426> hath sent <07972> his angel
<04398>, and hath shut <05463> the lions <0744>' mouths
<06433>, that they have not hurt <02255> me: forasmuch as before
<06925> him innocency <02136> was found <07912> in me;
and also <0638> before <06925> thee, O king <04430>, have
I done <05648> no <03809> hurt <02248>. 23 Then <0116>
was the king <04430> exceeding <07689> glad <02868> for
him, and commanded <0560> that they should take <05267> Daniel
<01841> up out of the den <01358>. So Daniel <01841> was
taken <05267> up out of the den <01358>, and no manner of hurt
<02257> was found <07912> upon him, because <01768> he
believed <0540> in his God <0426>.
KJV - 16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
19 Then the king arose
very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. 20 And
when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and
the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God,
is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the
lions? 21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. 22 My God
hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not
hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before
thee, O king, have I done no hurt. 23 Then was the king exceeding glad for
him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel
was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because
he believed in his God.
NRSV - 16 Then the king gave the command, and Daniel was brought and thrown into the den of lions. The king said to Daniel, "May your God, whom you faithfully serve, deliver you!"
19 Then, at break of
day, the king got up and hurried to the den of lions. 20 When he came near
the den where Daniel was, he cried out anxiously to Daniel, "O Daniel,
servant of the living God, has your God whom you faithfully serve been able
to deliver you from the lions?" 21 Daniel then said to the king, "O
king, live forever! 22 My God sent his angel and shut the lions' mouths
so that they would not hurt me, because I was found blameless before him;
and also before you, O king, I have done no wrong." 23 Then the king
was exceedingly glad and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den.
So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on
him, because he had trusted in his God.
TEV - "Daniel in the Pit of Lions" - 14 When the king heard this, he was upset and did his best to find some way to rescue Daniel. He kept trying until sunset. 15 Then the men came back to the king and said to him, "Your Majesty knows that according to the laws of the Medes and Persians no order which the king issues can be changed." 16 So the king gave orders for Daniel to be taken and thrown into the pit filled with lions. He said to Daniel, "May your God, whom you serve so loyally, rescue you." 17 A stone was put over the mouth of the pit, and the king placed his own royal seal and the seal of his noblemen on the stone, so that no one could rescue Daniel. 18 Then the king returned to the palace and spent a sleepless night, without food or any form of entertainment. 19 At dawn the king got up and hurried to the pit. 20 When he got there, he called out anxiously, "Daniel, servant of the living God! Was the God you serve so loyally able to save you from the lions?" 21 Daniel answered, "May Your Majesty live forever! 22 God sent his angel to shut the mouths of the lions so that they would not hurt me. He did this because he knew that I was innocent and because I have not wronged you, Your Majesty." 23 The king was overjoyed and gave orders for Daniel to be pulled up out of the pit. So they pulled him up and saw that he had not been hurt at all, for he trusted God. 24 Then the king gave orders to arrest all the men who had accused Daniel, and he had them thrown, together with their wives and children, into the pit filled with lions. Before they even reached the bottom of the pit, the lions pounced on them and broke all their bones.
|B10 - Psa 18|
KJV <Strong's #> - 2 The LORD <03068> [is] my rock <05553>, and my fortress <04686>, and my deliverer <06403>; my God <0410>, my strength <06697>, in whom I will trust <02620>; my buckler <04043>, and the horn <07161> of my salvation <03468>, [and] my high <04869> tower <04869>.
17 He delivered <05337> me from my strong <05794> enemy <0341>, and from them which hated <08130> me: for they were too strong <0553> for me.
20 The LORD <03068> rewarded <01580> me according to my righteousness <06664>; according to the cleanness <01252> of my hands <03027> hath he recompensed <07725> me.
22 For all <03605>
his judgments <04941> [were] before <05048> me, and I did not
put <05493> away <05493> his statutes <02708> from me.
KJV - 2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
22 For all his judgments
were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.
NRSV - 2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.
20 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he recompensed me.
22 For all his ordinances
were before me, and his statutes I did not put away from me.
TEV - "David's Song of Victory" - 1 How I love you, LORD! You are my defender. 2 The LORD is my protector; he is my strong fortress. My God is my protection, and with him I am safe. He protects me like a shield; he defends me and keeps me safe. 3 I call to the LORD, and he saves me from my enemies. Praise the LORD! 16 The LORD reached down from above and took hold of me; he pulled me out of the deep waters. 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemies and from all those who hate me -- they were too strong for me. 18 When I was in trouble, they attacked me, but the LORD protected me. 19 He helped me out of danger; he saved me because he was pleased with me. 20 The LORD rewards me because I do what is right; he blesses me because I am innocent. 21 I have obeyed the law of the LORD; I have not turned away from my God. 22 I have observed all his laws; I have not disobeyed his commands. 23 He knows that I am faultless, that I have kept myself from doing wrong. 24 And so he rewards me because I do what is right, because he knows that I am innocent.
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|B11 - Gal 6|
KJV <Strong's #> - 1 Brethren <80>, if <1437> a man <444> be overtaken <4301> in a fault <3900>, ye which <3588> are spiritual <4152>, restore <2675> such <5108> an one in the spirit <4151> of meekness <4236>;...
KJV - 1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness;
NRSV - 1 My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness...
TEV - "Bear One Another's Burdens" - 1 My brothers, if someone is caught in any kind of wrongdoing, those of you who are spiritual should set him right; but you must do it in a gentle way. And keep an eye on yourselves, so that you will not be tempted, too. 2 Help carry one another's burdens, and in this way you will obey the law of Christ. 3 If someone thinks he is something when he really is nothing, he is only deceiving himself. 4 Each one should judge his own conduct. If it is good, then he can be proud of what he himself has done, without having to compare it with what someone else has done. 5 For everyone has to carry his own load.
|B12 - Mar 8|
KJV - 27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi:
NRSV - 27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi;...
TEV - "Peter's Declaration about Jesus" - 27 Then Jesus and his disciples went away to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, "Tell me, who do people say I am?" 28 "Some say that you are John the Baptist," they answered; "others say that you are Elijah, while others say that you are one of the prophets." 29 "What about you?" he asked them. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Messiah." 30 Then Jesus ordered them, "Do not tell anyone about me."
|B13 - Mar 10|
KJV <Strong's #> - 1 And he arose <450> from thence <1564>, and cometh <2064> into <1519> the coasts <3725> of Judaea <2449> by the farther <4008> side <4008> of Jordan <2446>: and the people <3793> resort <4848> unto him again <3825>; and, as he was wont <1486>, he taught <1321> them again <3825>.
17 And when he was gone
<1607> forth <1607> into <1519> the way <3598>,
there came <4370> one <1520> running <4370>, and kneeled
<1120> to him, and asked <1905> him, Good <18> Master
<1320>, what <5101> shall I do <4160> that I may inherit
<2816> eternal <166> life <2222>? 18 And Jesus <2424>
said <2036> unto him, Why <5101> callest <3004> thou me
good <18>? [there is] none <3762> good <18> but one <1520>,
[that is], God <2316>. 19 Thou knowest <1492> the commandments
<1785>, Do not commit <3431> adultery <3431>, Do not kill
<5407>, Do not steal <2813>, Do not bear <5576> false
<5576> witness <5576>, Defraud <650> not, Honour <5091>
thy father <3962> and mother <3384>. 20 And he answered <611>
and said <2036> unto him, Master <1320>, all <3956> these
<5023> have I observed <5442> from my youth <3503>. 21
Then <1161> Jesus <2424> beholding <1689> him loved <25>
him, and said <2036> unto him, One <1520> thing thou lackest
<5302>: go <5217> thy way, sell <4453> whatsoever <3745>
thou hast <2192>, and give <1325> to the poor <4434>,
and thou shalt have <2192> treasure <2344> in heaven <3772>:
and come <1204>,
take <142> up the cross <4716>,
and follow <190> me. 22 And he was sad <4768> at <1909>
that saying <3056>, and went <565> away <565> grieved
<3076>: for he had <2192> great <4183> possessions <2933>.
23 And Jesus <2424> looked <4017> round <4017> about <4017>,
and saith <3004> unto his disciples <3101>, How <4459>
hardly <1423> shall they that have <2192> riches <5536>
enter <1525> into <1519> the kingdom <932> of God <2316>!
24 And the disciples <3101> were astonished <2284> at <1909>
his words <3056>. But Jesus <2424> answereth <611> again
<3825>, and saith <3004> unto them, Children <5043>, how
<4459> hard <1422> is it for them that trust <3982>
in riches <5536> to enter <1525> into <1519> the
kingdom <932> of God <2316>!
KJV - 1 And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
17 And when he was
gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and
asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good
but one, that is, God. 19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery,
Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour
thy father and mother. 20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all
these have I observed from my youth. 21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him,
and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou
hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and
take up the cross, and follow me. 22 And he was sad
at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. 23
And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall
they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24 And the disciples
were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto
them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches
to enter into the kingdom of God!
NRSV - 1 He left that place and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan. And crowds again gathered around him; and, as was his custom, he again taught them.
17 As he was setting
out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, "Good
Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" 18 Jesus said to
him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19 You
know the commandments: "You shall not murder; You shall not commit
adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall
not defraud; Honor your father and mother."' 20 He said to him, "Teacher,
I have kept all these since my youth." 21 Jesus, looking at him, loved
him and said, "You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give
the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in eaven; then come, follow
me." 22 When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving,
for he had many possessions. 23
Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it will
be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!" 24
And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them
again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
TEV - "Jesus Teaches about Divorce" - 1 Then Jesus left that place, went to the province of Judea, and crossed the Jordan River. Crowds came flocking to him again, and he taught them, as he always did. 2 Some Pharisees came to him and tried to trap him. "Tell us," they asked, "does our Law allow a man to divorce his wife?" 3 Jesus answered with a question, "What law did Moses give you?" 4 Their answer was, "Moses gave permission for a man to write a divorce notice and send his wife away."
"The Rich Man" - 17 As Jesus was starting on his way again, a man ran up, knelt before him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to receive eternal life?" 18 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him. "No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: "Do not commit murder; do not commit adultery; do not steal; do not accuse anyone falsely; do not cheat; respect your father and your mother." 20 "Teacher," the man said, "ever since I was young, I have obeyed all these commandments." 21 Jesus looked straight at him with love and said, "You need only one thing. Go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; then come and follow me." 22 When the man heard this, gloom spread over his face, and he went away sad, because he was very rich. 23 Jesus looked around at his disciples and said to them, "How hard it will be for rich people to enter the Kingdom of God!" 24 The disciples were shocked at these words, but Jesus went on to say, "My children, how hard it is to enter the Kingdom of God! 25 It is much harder for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle." 26 At this the disciples were completely amazed and asked one another, "Who, then, can be saved?" 27 Jesus looked straight at them and answered, "This is impossible for man but not for God; everything is possible for God."
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|B14 - 1Jo 3|
KJV - 8 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
NRSV - 8 ...The Son of God was revealed for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
TEV - "Children of God" - 4 Whoever sins is guilty of breaking God's law, because sin is a breaking of the law. 5 You know that Christ appeared in order to take away sins, and that there is no sin in him. 6 So everyone who lives in union with Christ does not continue to sin; but whoever continues to sin has never seen him or known him. + 7 Let no one deceive you, my children! Whoever does what is right is righteous, just as Christ is righteous. 8 Whoever continues to sin belongs to the Devil, because the Devil has sinned from the very beginning. The Son of God appeared for this very reason, to destroy what the Devil had done.
|B15 - Mar 9|
KJV <Strong's #> - 17 And one <1520> of the multitude <3793> answered <611> and said <2036>, Master <1320>, I have brought <5342> unto thee my son <5207>, which hath <2192> a dumb <216> spirit <4151>;
21 And he asked <1905>
his father <3962>, How <4214> long <4214> is it ago since
<5613> this <5124> came <1096> unto him? And he said <2036>,
Of a child <3812>. 22 And ofttimes <4178> it hath cast <906>
him into <1519> the fire <4442>, and into <1519> the waters
<5204>, to destroy <622> him: but if thou canst <1410>
do any <1536> thing, have compassion <4697> on <1909>
us, and help <997> us. 23 Jesus <2424> said <2036> unto
him, If <1487> thou canst <1410>
all <3956> things [are] possible <1415> to him that believeth
<4100>. 24 And straightway <2112> the father <3962> of
the child <3813> cried <2896> out, and said <3004> with
tears <1144>, Lord <2962>, I believe <4100>; help <997>
thou mine <3450> unbelief <570>. 25 When Jesus <2424>
saw <1492> that the people <3793> came <1998> running
<1998> together <1998>, he rebuked <2008> the foul <169>
spirit <4151>, saying <3004> unto him, [Thou] dumb <216>
and deaf <2974> spirit <4151>, I charge <2004> thee, come
<1831> out of him, and enter <1525> no <3371> more <3371>
into <1519> him. 26 And [the spirit] cried <2896>, and rent
<4682> him sore <4183>, and came <1831> out of him: and
he was as one dead <3498>; insomuch <5620> that many <4183>
said <3004>, He is dead <599>. 27 But Jesus <2424> took
<2902> him by the hand <5495>, and lifted <1453> him up;
and he arose <450>.
KJV - 17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
21 And he asked his
father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to
destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and
help us. 23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst
things are possible to him that believeth. 24 And straightway the father
of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou
mine unbelief. 25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together,
he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit,
I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. 26 And the spirit
cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch
that many said, He is dead. 27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted
him up; and he arose.
NRSV - 17 Someone from the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought you my son; he has a spirit that makes him unable to speak;
21 Jesus asked the father,
"How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From
childhood. 22 It has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to
destroy him; but if you are able to do anything, have pity on us and help
us." 23 Jesus said to him, "If you are able! -- All things can
be done for the one who believes." 24 Immediately the father of the
child cried out, "I believe; help my unbelief!" 25 When Jesus
saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying
to it, "You spirit that keeps this boy from speaking and hearing, I
command you, come out of him, and never enter him again!" 26 After
crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like
a corpse, so that most of them said, "He is dead." 27 But Jesus
took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he was able to stand.
TEV - "Jesus Heals a Boy with an Evil Spirit" - 14 When they joined the rest of the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and some teachers of the Law arguing with them. 15 When the people saw Jesus, they were greatly surprised, and ran to him and greeted him. 16 Jesus asked his disciples, "What are you arguing with them about?" 17 A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought my son to you, because he has an evil spirit in him and cannot talk. 18 Whenever the spirit attacks him, it throws him to the ground, and he foams at the mouth, grits his teeth, and becomes stiff all over. I asked your disciples to drive the spirit out, but they could not." 19 Jesus said to them, "How unbelieving you people are! How long must I stay with you? How long do I have to put up with you? Bring the boy to me!" 20 They brought him to Jesus. As soon as the spirit saw Jesus, it threw the boy into a fit, so that he fell on the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. 21 "How long has he been like this?" Jesus asked the father. "Ever since he was a child," he replied. 22 "Many times the evil spirit has tried to kill him by throwing him in the fire and into water. Have pity on us and help us, if you possibly can!" 23 "Yes," said Jesus, "if you yourself can! Everything is possible for the person who has faith." 24 The father at once cried out, "I do have faith, but not enough. Help me have more!" 25 Jesus noticed that the crowd was closing in on them, so he gave a command to the evil spirit. "Deaf and dumb spirit," he said, "I order you to come out of the boy and never go into him again!" 26 The spirit screamed, threw the boy into a bad fit, and came out. The boy looked like a corpse, and everyone said, "He is dead!" 27 But Jesus took the boy by the hand and helped him rise, and he stood up. 28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive the spirit out?" 29 "Only prayer can drive this kind out," answered Jesus; "nothing else can."
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|B16 - 1Th 5|
15 See <3708> that none <5100> render <591> evil <2556> for evil <2556> unto any <5100> [man]; but ever <3842> follow <1377> that which <3588> is good <18>, both <2532> among <1519> yourselves <1438>, and to all <3956> [men].
17 Pray <4336> without <89> ceasing <89>.
21 Prove <1381>
all <3956> things; hold <2722> fast <2722> that which
<3588> is good <2570>.
KJV - 1 of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
17 Pray without ceasing.
21 Prove all things;
hold fast that which is good.
NRSV - 1 ...concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you.
15 See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.
17 pray without ceasing,
21 but test everything;
hold fast to what is good;
TEV - "Be Ready for the Lord's Coming" - 1 There is no need to write you, brothers, about the times and occasions when these things will happen. 2 For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come as a thief comes at night. 3 When people say, "Everything is quiet and safe," then suddenly destruction will hit them! It will come as suddenly as the pains that come upon a woman in labor, and people will not escape. 4 But you, brothers, are not in the darkness, and the Day should not take you by surprise like a thief. 5 All of you are people who belong to the light, who belong to the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, we should not be sleeping like the others; we should be awake and sober.
"Final Instructions and Greetings" - 12 We beg you, our brothers, to pay proper respect to those who work among you, who guide and instruct you in the Christian life. 13 Treat them with the greatest respect and love because of the work they do. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 We urge you, our brothers, to warn the idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 See that no one pays back wrong for wrong, but at all times make it your aim to do good to one another and to all people. 16 Be joyful always, 17 pray at all times, 18 be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants from you in your life in union with Christ Jesus. 19 Do not restrain the Holy Spirit; 20 do not despise inspired messages. 21 Put all things to the test: keep what is good 22 and avoid every kind of evil. 23 May the God who gives us peace make you holy in every way and keep your whole being -- spirit, soul, and body -- free from every fault at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you will do it, because he is faithful. 25 Pray also for us, brothers. 26 Greet all the believers with a brotherly kiss. 27 I urge you by the authority of the Lord to read this letter to all the believers. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
|B17 - Eph 6|
13 Wherefore <5124>
take <353> unto you the whole armour <3833> of God <2316>,
that ye may be able <1410> to withstand <436> in the evil <4190>
day <2250>, and having done <2716> all <537>, to stand
<2476>. 14 Stand <2476> therefore <3767>, having your
<5216> loins <3751> girt <4024> about <4024> with
truth <225>, and having <1746> on <1746> the breastplate
<2382> of righteousness <1343>; 15 And your <3588> feet
<4228> shod <5265> with the preparation <2091> of the
gospel <2098> of peace <1515>; 16
all [In all respects] <3956>, taking <353>
the shield <2375> of faith <4102>, wherewith <3739> ye
shall be able <1410> to quench <4570> all <3956> the fiery
<4448> darts <956> of the wicked <4190>. 17 And take <1209>
the helmet <4030> of salvation <4992>, and the sword <3162>
of the Spirit <4151>, which <3603> is <3603> the word
<4487> of God <2316>:
- 10 Finally,
my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the
power of his might.
13 Wherefore take unto
you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil
day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins
girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16
all [In all respects], taking the shield of
faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which
is the word of God:
NRSV - 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.
13 Therefore take up
the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil
day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, and
fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of
righteousness. 15 As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready
to proclaim the gospel of peace. 16 With all of these, take the shield of
faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the
evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God.
TEV - "The Whole Armor of God" - 10 Finally, build up your strength in union with the Lord and by means of his mighty power. 11 Put on all the armor that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against the Devil's evil tricks. 12 For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age. 13 So put on God's armor now! Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy's attacks; and after fighting to the end, you will still hold your ground. 14 So stand ready, with truth as a belt tight around your waist, with righteousness as your breastplate, 15 and as your shoes the readiness to announce the Good News of peace. 16 At all times carry faith as a shield; for with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the Evil One. 17 And accept salvation as a helmet, and the word of God as the sword which the Spirit gives you. 18 Do all this in prayer, asking for God's help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God's people. 19 And pray also for me, that God will give me a message when I am ready to speak, so that I may speak boldly and make known the gospel's secret.
|B18 - 2Co 2|
KJV <Strong's #> - 14 Now <1161> thanks <5485> [be] unto God <2316>, which always <3842> causeth <2358> us to triumph <2358> in Christ <5547>, and maketh <5319> manifest <5319> the savour <3744> of his knowledge <1108> by us in every <3956> place <5117>.
KJV - 14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
NRSV - 14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him.
TEV - "Victory through Christ" - 14 But thanks be to God! For in union with Christ we are always led by God as prisoners in Christ's victory procession. God uses us to make the knowledge about Christ spread everywhere like a sweet fragrance. 15 For we are like a sweet-smelling incense offered by Christ to God, which spreads among those who are being saved and those who are being lost. 16 For those who are being lost, it is a deadly stench that kills; but for those who are being saved, it is a fragrance that brings life. Who, then, is capable for such a task? 17 We are not like so many others, who handle God's message as if it were cheap merchandise; but because God has sent us, we speak with sincerity in his presence, as servants of Christ.
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