Bible Lesson Study Aid - Study Edition
for the week of Monday, November 3, through Sunday, November 9, 2003 (version 3.11.3.)
This Bible Lesson Study Aid is not the Bible Lesson but contains tools for exploring it.
To ensure having today's updated version of this webpage, press F5 and /or click on Refresh/Reload.
|Bible Lesson Study Aid - Text-only Edition||Bible Lesson Study Aid - info about||Biblical criticism & MBE's approach to biblical study|
|Bible Lesson - early articles in CSJ & CSS about||Bible Lesson - history of||Bible Lesson - resources||Sunday School class webpage (revised)|
|Sections of the Bible Lesson - and TEV paragraph headings for each citation|
|GT/RR||Section 1||Section 2||Section 3||Section 4||Section 5||Section 6|
|GT - Adam and Christ||B1 - Our Resurrection. The Resurrection Body||B3 - The Philosopher's Experience||B7 - The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus. Jesus Calls Four Fishermen. A Man with an Evil Spirit||B8 - Jesus Feeds Five Thousand Men. Jesus the Bread of Life. The Words of Eternal Life||B10 - The Obedience of the LORD's Servant||B14 - The Woman and the Dragon|
|RR - Right with God. Adam and Christ||B4 - The Wickedness of Mankind. Noah||B11 - The LORD's Promises to His People||B15 - The New Heaven and the New Earth|
|B2 - The Disobedience of Man. God Pronounces Judgment||B5 - The Flood||B12 - The LORD's Love for Israel. The Future Jerusalem|
|B6 - The End of the Flood||B9 - A Tree and Its Fruit||B13 - Disregarded Warnings. Hope for the Future|
"Questions to explore" and "People mentioned" in this week's Bible Lesson
|Questions||PEOPLE - Bible dictionary definitions||PEOPLE - S&H references|
When using the online "Strong's" lexicon links below, delete any preceding zeros when inputting the Strong's numbers.
|GT - Rom 5||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
- 19 For just as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so
by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.
TEV - "Adam and Christ" - 18 So then, as the one sin condemned all mankind, in the same way the one righteous act sets all mankind free and gives them life. 19 And just as all people were made sinners as the result of the disobedience of one man, in the same way they will all be put right with God as the result of the obedience of the one man. 20 Law was introduced in order to increase wrongdoing; but where sin increased, God's grace increased much more. 21 So then, just as sin ruled by means of death, so also God's grace rules by means of righteousness, leading us to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
|RR - Rom 5||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
17 For if by one man's
offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of
grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus
Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men
to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came
upon all men unto justification of life.
NRSV - 1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.
13 sin was indeed in the world before the law, but sin is not reckoned when there is no law. 14 Yet death exercised dominion from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were not like the transgression of Adam, who is a type of the one who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died through the one man's trespass, much more surely have the grace of God and the free gift in the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abounded for the many.
17 If, because of the one
man's trespass, death exercised dominion through that one, much more surely
will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness
exercise dominion in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. 18 Therefore just
as one man's trespass led to condemnation for all, so one man's act of righteousness
leads to justification and life for all.
TEV - "Right with God" - 1 Now that we have been put right with God through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 He has brought us by faith into this experience of God's grace, in which we now live. And so we boast of the hope we have of sharing God's glory! 3 We also boast of our troubles, because we know that trouble produces endurance, 4 endurance brings God's approval, and his approval creates hope. 5 This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God's gift to us.
"Adam and Christ" - 12 Sin came into the world through one man, and his sin brought death with it. As a result, death has spread to the whole human race because everyone has sinned. 13 There was sin in the world before the Law was given; but where there is no law, no account is kept of sins. 14 But from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, death ruled over all mankind, even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam did when he disobeyed God's command. Adam was a figure of the one who was to come. 15 But the two are not the same, because God's free gift is not like Adam's sin. It is true that many people died because of the sin of that one man. But God's grace is much greater, and so is his free gift to so many people through the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ. 16 And there is a difference between God's gift and the sin of one man. After the one sin, came the judgment of "Guilty"; but after so many sins, comes the undeserved gift of "Not guilty!" 17 It is true that through the sin of one man death began to rule because of that one man. But how much greater is the result of what was done by the one man, Jesus Christ! All who receive God's abundant grace and are freely put right with him will rule in life through Christ. 18 So then, as the one sin condemned all mankind, in the same way the one righteous act sets all mankind free and gives them life. 19 And just as all people were made sinners as the result of the disobedience of one man, in the same way they will all be put right with God as the result of the obedience of the one man. 20 Law was introduced in order to increase wrongdoing; but where sin increased, God's grace increased much more. 21 So then, just as sin ruled by means of death, so also God's grace rules by means of righteousness, leading us to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
|Top of Page|
|B1 - 1Co 15||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 22 as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
47 The first man is of
the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy,
such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also
that are heavenly.
NRSV - 22 ...as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ.
45 Thus it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
47 The first man was from
the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. 48 As was the man of
dust, so are those who are of the dust; and as is the man of heaven, so are
those who are of heaven.
TEV - "Our Resurrection" - 20 But the truth is that Christ has been raised from death, as the guarantee that those who sleep in death will also be raised. 21 For just as death came by means of a man, in the same way the rising from death comes by means of a man. 22 For just as all people die because of their union with Adam, in the same way all will be raised to life because of their union with Christ. 23 But each one will be raised in his proper order: Christ, first of all; then, at the time of his coming, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come; Christ will overcome all spiritual rulers, authorities, and powers, and will hand over the Kingdom to God the Father. 25 For Christ must rule until God defeats all enemies and puts them under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be defeated will be death.
"The Resurrection Body" - 42 This is how it will be when the dead are raised to life. When the body is buried, it is mortal; when raised, it will be immortal. 43 When buried, it is ugly and weak; when raised, it will be beautiful and strong. 44 When buried, it is a physical body; when raised, it will be a spiritual body. There is, of course, a physical body, so there has to be a spiritual body. 45 For the scripture says, "The first man, Adam, was created a living being"; but the last Adam is the life-giving Spirit. 46 It is not the spiritual that comes first, but the physical, and then the spiritual. 47 The first Adam, made of earth, came from the earth; the second Adam came from heaven. 48 Those who belong to the earth are like the one who was made of earth; those who are of heaven are like the one who came from heaven. 49 Just as we wear the likeness of the man made of earth, so we will wear the likeness of the Man from heaven.
1Co 15:20-22,56,57 - TEV (and most translations) illustrate the Gen 2 correspondence when it properly translates kekoimemenon (Strong's Greek # 2837, ones having fallen asleep, see Gen 2:21, S&H 306:32-16; Hea 17:14) and the rest of these verses as follows:
20 the truth is that Christ has been raised from death, as the guarantee that those who sleep in death will also be raised. 21 For just as death came by means of a man, in the same way the rising from death comes by means of a man. 22 For just as all people die because of their union with Adam, in the same way all will be raised to life because of their union with Christ... 56 Death gets its power to hurt from sin, and sin gets its power from the Law. 57 But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
|B2 - Gen 3||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. 11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? 12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. 14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
17 And unto Adam he said,
Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of
the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed
is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of
NRSV - 9 But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?" 10 He said, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." 11 He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" 12 The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate." 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this that you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent tricked me, and I ate." 14 The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed are you among all animals and among all wild creatures; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. 15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel."
17 And to the man he said,
"Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten
of the tree about which I commanded you, "You shall not eat of it,' cursed
is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of
TEV - "The Disobedience of Man" - 6 The woman saw how beautiful the tree was and how good its fruit would be to eat, and she thought how wonderful it would be to become wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, and he also ate it. 7 As soon as they had eaten it, they were given understanding and realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and covered themselves. 8 That evening they heard the LORD God walking in the garden, and they hid from him among the trees. 9 But the LORD God called out to the man, "Where are you?" 10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden; I was afraid and hid from you, because I was naked." 11 "Who told you that you were naked?" God asked. "Did you eat the fruit that I told you not to eat?" 12 The man answered, "The woman you put here with me gave me the fruit, and I ate it." 13 The LORD God asked the woman, "Why did you do this?" She replied, "The snake tricked me into eating it."
"God Pronounces Judgment" - 14 Then the LORD God said to the snake, "You will be punished for this; you alone of all the animals must bear this curse: From now on you will crawl on your belly, and you will have to eat dust as long as you live. 15 I will make you and the woman hate each other; her offspring and yours will always be enemies. Her offspring will crush your head, and you will bite their heel." 16 And he said to the woman, "I will increase your trouble in pregnancy and your pain in giving birth. In spite of this, you will still have desire for your husband, yet you will be subject to him." 17 And he said to the man, "You listened to your wife and ate the fruit which I told you not to eat. Because of what you have done, the ground will be under a curse. You will have to work hard all your life to make it produce enough food for you. 18 It will produce weeds and thorns, and you will have to eat wild plants. 19 You will have to work hard and sweat to make the soil produce anything, until you go back to the soil from which you were formed. You were made from soil, and you will become soil again."
|Top of Page|
|B3 - Ecc 2||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 26 God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy:...
NRSV - 26 ...to the one who pleases him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy;...
TEV - "The Philosopher's Experience" - 24 The best thing a man can do is eat and drink and enjoy what he has earned. And yet, I realized that even this comes from God. 25 How else could you have anything to eat or enjoy yourself at all? 26 God gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness to those who please him, but he makes sinners work, earning and saving, so that what they get can be given to those who please him. It is all useless. It is like chasing the wind.
|B4 - Gen 6||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh:
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them;...
14 Make thee an ark
of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within
and without with pitch.
NRSV - 3 Then the LORD said, "My spirit shall not abide in mortals forever, for they are flesh;...
5 The LORD saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually.
8 But Noah found favor in the sight of the LORD.
13 And God said to Noah, "I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence because of them;...
14 Make yourself an
ark of cypress wood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out
TEV - "The Wickedness of Mankind" - 1 When mankind had spread all over the world, and girls were being born, 2 some of the heavenly beings saw that these girls were beautiful, so they took the ones they liked. 3 Then the LORD said, "I will not allow people to live forever; they are mortal. From now on they will live no longer than 120 years." 4 In those days, and even later, there were giants on the earth who were descendants of human women and the heavenly beings. They were the great heroes and famous men of long ago. 5 When the LORD saw how wicked everyone on earth was and how evil their thoughts were all the time, 6 he was sorry that he had ever made them and put them on the earth. He was so filled with regret 7 that he said, "I will wipe out these people I have created, and also the animals and the birds, because I am sorry that I made any of them." 8 But the LORD was pleased with Noah.
"Noah" - 13 God said to Noah, "I have decided to put an end to all mankind. I will destroy them completely, because the world is full of their violent deeds. 14 Build a boat for yourself out of good timber; make rooms in it and cover it with tar inside and out. 15 Make it 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.
|B5 - Gen 7||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 1 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights;
5 And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.
17 And the flood was
forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark,
and it was lift up above the earth.
NRSV - 1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you alone are righteous before me in this generation.
4 For in seven days I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights;...
17 The flood continued
forty days on the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark,
and it rose high above the earth.
TEV - "The Flood" - 1 The LORD said to Noah, "Go into the boat with your whole family; I have found that you are the only one in all the world who does what is right. 2 Take with you seven pairs of each kind of ritually clean animal, but only one pair of each kind of unclean animal. 3 Take also seven pairs of each kind of bird. Do this so that every kind of animal and bird will be kept alive to reproduce again on the earth. 4 Seven days from now I am going to send rain that will fall for forty days and nights, in order to destroy all the living beings that I have made." 5 And Noah did everything that the LORD commanded.
17 The flood continued
for forty days, and the water became deep enough for the boat to float.
18 The water became deeper, and the boat drifted on the surface. 19 It became
so deep that it covered the highest mountains; 20 it went on rising until
it was about twenty-five feet above the tops of the mountains. 21 Every
living being on the earth died -- every bird, every animal, and every person.
22 Everything on earth that breathed died. 23 The LORD destroyed all living
beings on the earth -- human beings, animals, and birds. The only ones left
were Noah and those who were with him in the boat. 24 The water did not
start going down for a hundred and fifty days.
|B6 - Gen 8||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
18 And Noah went forth,
and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:
NRSV - 1 But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and all the domestic animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided;
18 So Noah went out
with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives.
TEV - "The End of the Flood" - 1 God had not forgotten Noah and all the animals with him in the boat; he caused a wind to blow, and the water started going down. 2 The outlets of the water beneath the earth and the floodgates of the sky were closed. The rain stopped, 3 and the water gradually went down for 150 days. 4 On the seventeenth day of the seventh month the boat came to rest on a mountain in the Ararat range. 5 The water kept going down, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains appeared.
13 When Noah was 601
years old, on the first day of the first month, the water was gone. Noah
removed the covering of the boat, looked around, and saw that the ground
was getting dry. 14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth
was completely dry. 15 God said to Noah, 16 "Go out of the boat with
your wife, your sons, and their wives. 17 Take all the birds and animals
out with you, so that they may reproduce and spread over all the earth."
18 So Noah went out of the boat with his wife, his sons, and their wives.
19 All the animals and birds went out of the boat in groups of their own
Study aids for correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures [book review]
|Top of Page|
|B7 - Mar 1||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 12 And immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness. 13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
16 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
21 And they went into Capernaum;
23 And there was in
their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24 Saying,
Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art
thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. 26
And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he
came out of him. 27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned
among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this?
for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey
him. 28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region
round about Galilee.
NRSV - 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased." 12 And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.
16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea -- for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I will make you fish for people."
21 They went to Capernaum;...
23 Just then there was
in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24 and he cried out, "What
have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us?
I know who you are, the Holy One of God." 25 But Jesus rebuked him,
saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" 26 And the unclean spirit,
convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 They were
all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, "What is this? A new
teaching -- with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they
obey him." 28 At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding
region of Galilee.
TEV - "The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus" - 9 Not long afterward Jesus came from Nazareth in the province of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 As soon as Jesus came up out of the water, he saw heaven opening and the Spirit coming down on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven, "You are my own dear Son. I am pleased with you." 12 At once the Spirit made him go into the desert, 13 where he stayed forty days, being tempted by Satan. Wild animals were there also, but angels came and helped him.
"Jesus Calls Four Fishermen" - 14 After John had been put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee and preached the Good News from God. 15 "The right time has come," he said, "and the Kingdom of God is near! Turn away from your sins and believe the Good News!" 16 As Jesus walked along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw two fishermen, Simon and his brother Andrew, catching fish with a net. 17 Jesus said to them, "Come with me, and I will teach you to catch men." 18 At once they left their nets and went with him.
"A Man with an Evil Spirit" - 21 Jesus and his disciples came to the town of Capernaum, and on the next Sabbath Jesus went to the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people who heard him were amazed at the way he taught, for he wasn't like the teachers of the Law; instead, he taught with authority. 23 Just then a man with an evil spirit came into the synagogue and screamed, 24 "What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Are you here to destroy us? I know who you are -- you are God's holy messenger!" 25 Jesus ordered the spirit, "Be quiet, and come out of the man!" 26 The evil spirit shook the man hard, gave a loud scream, and came out of him. 27 The people were all so amazed that they started saying to one another, "What is this? Is it some kind of new teaching? This man has authority to give orders to the evil spirits, and they obey him!" 28 And so the news about Jesus spread quickly everywhere in the province of Galilee.
Study aids for correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures [book review]
|Top of Page|
|B8 - Joh 6||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
66 From that time many
of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 67 Then said Jesus
unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord,
to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe
and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. 70 Jesus
answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? 71
He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray
him, being one of the twelve.
NRSV - 2 A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick.
28 Then they said to him, "What must we do to perform the works of God?" 29 Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent."
64 But among you there are some who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him.
66 Because of this many
of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. 67 So Jesus
asked the twelve, "Do you also wish to go away?" 68 Simon Peter
answered him, "Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal
life. 69 We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."
70 Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve? Yet one of
you is a devil." 71 He was speaking of Judas son of Simon Iscariot, for
he, though one of the twelve, was going to betray him.
TEV - "Jesus Feeds Five Thousand Men" - 1 After this, Jesus went across Lake Galilee (or, Lake Tiberias, as it is also called). 2 A large crowd followed him, because they had seen his miracles of healing the sick. 3 Jesus went up a hill and sat down with his disciples. 4 The time for the Passover Festival was near. 5 Jesus looked around and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, so he asked Philip, "Where can we buy enough food to feed all these people?" (6 He said this to test Philip; actually he already knew what he would do.)
"Jesus the Bread of Life" - 28 So they asked him, "What can we do in order to do what God wants us to do?" 29 Jesus answered, "What God wants you to do is to believe in the one he sent." 30 They replied, "What miracle will you perform so that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31 Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, just as the scripture says, "He gave them bread from heaven to eat."
"The Words of Eternal Life" - 61 Without being told, Jesus knew that they were grumbling about this, so he said to them, "Does this make you want to give up? 62 Suppose, then, that you should see the Son of Man go back up to the place where he was before? 63 What gives life is God's Spirit; man's power is of no use at all. The words I have spoken to you bring God's life-giving Spirit. 64 Yet some of you do not believe." (Jesus knew from the very beginning who were the ones that would not believe and which one would betray him.) 65 And he added, "This is the very reason I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father makes it possible for him to do so." 66 Because of this, many of Jesus' followers turned back and would not go with him any more. 67 So he asked the twelve disciples, "And you -- would you also like to leave?" 68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. 69 And now we believe and know that you are the Holy One who has come from God." 70 Jesus replied, "I chose the twelve of you, didn't I? Yet one of you is a devil!" 71 He was talking about Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. For Judas, even though he was one of the twelve disciples, was going to betray him.
|B9 - Mat 7||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
NRSV - 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
TEV - "A Tree and Its Fruit" - 15 "Be on your guard against false prophets; they come to you looking like sheep on the outside, but on the inside they are really like wild wolves. 16 You will know them by what they do. Thorn bushes do not bear grapes, and briers do not bear figs. 17 A healthy tree bears good fruit, but a poor tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a poor tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 And any tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown in the fire. 20 So then, you will know the false prophets by what they do.
Study aids for correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures [book review]
|Top of Page|
|B10 - Isa 50||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 5 The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
NRSV - 5 The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward.
TEV - "The Obedience of the LORD's Servant" - 4 The Sovereign LORD has taught me what to say, so that I can strengthen the weary. Every morning he makes me eager to hear what he is going to teach me. 5 The LORD has given me understanding, and I have not rebelled or turned away from him. 6 I bared my back to those who beat me. I did not stop them when they insulted me, when they pulled out the hairs of my beard and spit in my face.
|B11 - Jer 30||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 2 Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
NRSV - 2 Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you.
TEV - "The LORD's Promises to His People" - 1 The LORD, the God of Israel, 2 said to me, "Write down in a book everything that I have told you, 3 because the time is coming when I will restore my people, Israel and Judah. I will bring them back to the land that I gave their ancestors, and they will take possession of it again. I, the LORD, have spoken."
|B12 - Isa 54||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 6 For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me:
11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
13 And all thy children
shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
NRSV - 6 For the LORD has called you like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, like the wife of a man's youth when she is cast off, says your God.
9 This is like the days of Noah to me:...
11 O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted, I am about to set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.
13 All your children shall
be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the prosperity of your children.
TEV - "The LORD's Love for Israel" - 6 Israel, you are like a young wife, deserted by her husband and deeply distressed. But the LORD calls you back to him and says: 7 "For one brief moment I left you; with deep love I will take you back. 8 I turned away angry for only a moment, but I will show you my love forever." So says the LORD who saves you. 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
|B13 - Isa 29||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 14 behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder:
18 And in that day shall
the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out
of obscurity, and out of darkness.
NRSV - 14 ...I will again do amazing things with this people, shocking and amazing...
18 On that day the deaf
shall hear the words of a scroll, and out of their gloom and darkness the
eyes of the blind shall see.
TEV - "Disregarded Warnings" - 13 The Lord said, "These people claim to worship me, but their words are meaningless, and their hearts are somewhere else. Their religion is nothing but human rules and traditions, which they have simply memorized. 14 So I will startle them with one unexpected blow after another. Those who are wise will turn out to be fools, and all their cleverness will be useless."
"Hope for the
Future" - 18 When that day comes, the deaf will be able to hear
a book being read aloud, and the blind, who have been living in darkness,
will open their eyes and see. 19 Poor and humble people will once again
find the happiness which the LORD, the holy God of Israel, gives. 20 It will
be the end of those who oppress others and show contempt for God. Every sinner
will be destroyed. 21 God will destroy those who slander others, those who
prevent the punishment of criminals, and those who tell lies to keep honest
men from getting justice.
Study aids for correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures [book review]
|Top of Page|
|B14 - Rev 12||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
7 And there was war in
heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought
and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more
in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the
Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the
earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice
saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of
our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast
down, which accused them before our God day and night.
NRSV - 1 A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
3 Then another portent appeared in heaven: a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
7 And war broke out in
heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his
angels fought back, 8 but they were defeated, and there was no longer any
place for them in heaven. 9 The great dragon was thrown down, that ancient
serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world
-- he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, proclaiming, "Now have come the
salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his
Messiah, for the accuser of our comrades has been thrown down, who accuses
them day and night before our God.
TEV - "The Woman and the Dragon" - 1 Then a great and mysterious sight appeared in the sky. There was a woman, whose dress was the sun and who had the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was soon to give birth, and the pains and suffering of childbirth made her cry out. 3 Another mysterious sight appeared in the sky. There was a huge red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and a crown on each of his heads. 4 With his tail he dragged a third of the stars out of the sky and threw them down to the earth. He stood in front of the woman, in order to eat her child as soon as it was born. 5 Then she gave birth to a son, who will rule over all nations with an iron rod. But the child was snatched away and taken to God and his throne. 6 The woman fled to the desert, to a place God had prepared for her, where she will be taken care of for 1,260 days. 7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, who fought back with his angels; 8 but the dragon was defeated, and he and his angels were not allowed to stay in heaven any longer. 9 The huge dragon was thrown out -- that ancient serpent, named the Devil, or Satan, that deceived the whole world. He was thrown down to earth, and all his angels with him. 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, "Now God's salvation has come! Now God has shown his power as King! Now his Messiah has shown his authority! For the one who stood before our God and accused our brothers day and night has been thrown out of heaven. 11 Our brothers won the victory over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the truth which they proclaimed; and they were willing to give up their lives and die. 12 And so be glad, you heavens, and all you that live there! But how terrible for the earth and the sea! For the Devil has come down to you, and he is filled with rage, because he knows that he has only a little time left."
|B15 - Rev 21||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;
5 And he that sat upon
the throne said, Behold, I make all things new
NRSV - 1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,...
5 And the one who was
seated on the throne said, "See, I am making all things new."...
TEV - "The New Heaven and the New Earth" - 1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth disappeared, and the sea vanished. 2 And I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared and ready, like a bride dressed to meet her husband. 3 I heard a loud voice speaking from the throne: "Now God's home is with mankind! He will live with them, and they shall be his people. God himself will be with them, and he will be their God. 4 He will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death, no more grief or crying or pain. The old things have disappeared." 5 Then the one who sits on the throne said, "And now I make all things new!" He also said to me, "Write this, because these words are true and can be trusted." 6 And he said, "It is done! I am the first and the last, the beginning and the end. To anyone who is thirsty I will give the right to drink from the spring of the water of life without paying for it. 7 Whoever wins the victory will receive this from me: I will be his God, and he will be my son. 8 But cowards, traitors, perverts, murderers, the immoral, those who practice magic, those who worship idols, and all liars -- the place for them is the lake burning with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
|Resources||Description of each Bible Lesson Study Aid resource|
|Bible Lesson||The Bible Lesson's 3 components and BibleTexts.com's online Bible Lesson research tools are listed and described at http://www.bibletexts.com/bl-components.htm.|
|King James Version (KJV) -- Almost all of today's printed and electronic editions of the KJV are based upon Dr. Benjamin Blayney's 1769 revision of the KJV, which like many of its KJV-revision predecessors, does not include the Apocrypha and the marginal notes that were in the original 1611 edition of the KJV. Spelling and punctuation also are quite different from the 1611 edition. Even in today's editions of the KJV, there remain some punctuation and spelling differences among major publishers. [KJV book review.] See also the the history of the Bible Lesson & its use of other Bible versions.|
|NRSV||New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) -- Copyright, 1989, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved. [NRSV book review.]|
|TEV||Today's English Version (TEV) -- Copyright 1976, 1992, American Bible Society. Used by permission. All rights reserved. [TEV book review.]|
|Bible Lesson Study Aid's footnotes are comprised of excerpts from the BibleTexts.com Bible Commentary. They include textual commentary, exegesis, cross references, and links to other resources relevant to the Bible Lesson citations.|
Copyright 1996-2003 Robert Nguyen Cramer