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|GT - A Song of Praise and Thanksgiving||B1 - The LORD's Servant||B5 - Faith||B10 - The Rewards of Wisdom||B13 - Advice to Young Men||B15 - In Athens||B19 - Jesus Raises a Widow's Son|
|RR1 - The Prayer of a Troubled Young Man||B2 - God Promises to Rescue His People. Escape from Babylon||B6 - A Song of Praise||B11 - God's Wisdom||B14 - Solomon Prays for Wisdom||B16 - Jesus Begins His Work in Galilee||B20 - Judgment by Jesus' Words|
|B7 - In Praise of Wisdom||B12 - Disregarded Warnings. Hope for the Future||B17 - Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man||B21 - Jesus the Resurrection and the Life|
|RR2 - In Praise of the Creator||B3 - The LORD Is the Only God. The LORD, the Creator and Savior||B8 - A Promise of Hope||B18 - In Praise of God the Savior|
|RR3 - A Song of Thanksgiving||B4 - The Good News of Deliverance||B9 - Another Promise of Hope||B22 - Thanksgiving and Encouragement|
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|GT - Psa 66||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 5 Come and see the works of God:
NRSV - 5 Come and see what God has done:...
TEV - "A Song of Praise and Thanksgiving" - 5 Come and see what God has done, his wonderful acts for mankind. He changed the sea into dry land; our ancestors crossed the river on foot. There we rejoiced because of what he did. 7 He rules for ever by his might and keeps his eyes on the nations. Let no rebels rise against him. 8 Praise our God, all nations; let your praise be heard. 9 He has kept us alive and has not allowed us to fall.
|RR1 - Psa 102||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
NRSV - 18 Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet unborn may praise the LORD: 19 that he looked down from his holy height, from heaven the LORD looked at the earth,
TEV - "The Prayer of a Troubled Young Man" - 18 Write down for the coming generation what the LORD has done, so that people not yet born will praise him. 19 The LORD looked down from his holy place on high, he looked down from heaven to earth. 20 He heard the groans of prisoners and set free those who were condemned to die. 21 And so his name will be proclaimed in Zion, and he will be praised in Jerusalem 22 when nations and kingdoms come together and worship the LORD.
|RR2 - Psa 104||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. 14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
31 The glory of the Lord
shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works.
NRSV - 13 From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. 14 You cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for people to use, to bring forth food from the earth,
31 May the glory of the
LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works --
TEV - "In Praise of the Creator" - 10 You make springs flow in the valleys, and rivers run between the hills. 11 They provide water for the wild animals; there the wild donkeys quench their thirst. 12 In the trees near by, the birds make their nests and sing. 13 From the sky you send rain on the hills, and the earth is filled with your blessings. 14 You make grass grow for the cattle and plants for man to use, so that he can grow his crops 15 and produce wine to make him happy, olive oil to make him cheerful, and bread to give him strength.
31 May the glory of the LORD last forever! May the LORD be happy with what he has made! 32 He looks at the earth, and it trembles; he touches the mountains, and they pour out smoke. 33 I will sing to the LORD all my life; as long as I live I will sing praises to my God. 34 May he be pleased with my song, for my gladness comes from him. 35 May sinners be destroyed from the earth; may the wicked be no more. Praise the LORD, my soul! Praise the LORD!
|RR3 - Psa 67||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
5 Let the people praise
thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. 6 Then shall the earth yield
her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
NRSV - 1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, 2 that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.
5 Let the peoples praise
you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. 6 The earth has yielded its increase;
God, our God, has blessed us.
TEV - "A Song of Thanksgiving" - 1 God, be merciful to us and bless us; look on us with kindness, 2 so that the whole world may know your will; so that all nations may know your salvation. 3 May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you! 4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy, because you judge the peoples with justice and guide every nation on earth. 5 May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you! 6 The land has produced its harvest; God, our God, has blessed us. 7 God has blessed us; may all people everywhere honor him.
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|B1 - Isa 42||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 5 Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
NRSV - 5 Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it:
TEV - "The LORD's Servant" - 5 God created the heavens and stretched them out; he fashioned the earth and all that lives there; he gave life and breath to all its people. And now the LORD God says to his servant, 6 "I, the LORD, have called you and given you power to see that justice is done on earth. Through you I will make a covenant with all peoples; through you I will bring light to the nations. 7 You will open the eyes of the blind and set free those who sit in dark prisons.
|B2 - Isa 43||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; 7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
15 I am the Lord, your
Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
NRSV - 6 I will say to the north, "Give them up," and to the south, "Do not withhold; bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth -- 7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."
15 I am the LORD, your
Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.
TEV - "God Promises to Rescue His People" - 5 "From the distant east and the farthest west I will bring your people home. 6 I will tell the north to let them go and the south not to hold them back. Let my people return from distant lands, from every part of the world. 7 They are my own people, and I created them to bring me glory."
Babylon" - 14 Israel's holy God, the LORD who saves you, says, "To
save you, I will send an army against Babylon; I will break down the city
gates, and the shouts of her people will turn into crying. 15 I am the
LORD, your holy God. I created you, Israel, and I am your king."
16 Long ago the LORD made a road through the sea, a path through the swirling
waters. 17 He led a mighty army to destruction, an army of chariots and horses.
Down they fell, never to rise, snuffed out like the flame of a lamp!
|B3 - Isa 44||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 3 I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: 4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.
6 Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
I am the Lord
that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth
abroad the earth by myself;
NRSV - 3 ...I will pour my spirit upon your descendants, and my blessing on your offspring. 4 They shall spring up like a green tamarisk, like willows by flowing streams.
6 Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.
24 ...I am the LORD,
who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who by myself
spread out the earth;
TEV - "The LORD Is the Only God" - 1 The LORD says, "Listen now, Israel, my servant, my chosen people, the descendants of Jacob. 2 I am the LORD who created you; from the time you were born, I have helped you. Do not be afraid; you are my servant, my chosen people whom I love. 3 "I will give water to the thirsty land and make streams flow on the dry ground. I will pour out my spirit on your children and my blessing on your descendants. 4 They will thrive like well-watered grass, like willows by streams of running water.
6 The LORD, who rules and protects Israel, the LORD Almighty, has this to say: "I am the first, the last, the only God; there is no other god but me. 7 Could anyone else have done what I did? Who could have predicted all that would happen from the very beginning to the end of time? 8 Do not be afraid, my people! You know that from ancient times until now I have predicted all that would happen, and you are my witnesses. Is there any other god? Is there some powerful god I never heard of?"
"The LORD, the Creator and Savior" - 24 "I am the LORD, your savior; I am the one who created you. I am the LORD, the Creator of all things. I alone stretched out the heavens; when I made the earth, no one helped me. 25 I make fools of fortunetellers and frustrate the predictions of astrologers. The words of the wise I refute and show that their wisdom is foolishness.
|B4 - Isa 61||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 11 as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
NRSV - 11 ...as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.
TEV - "The Good News of Deliverance" - 8 The LORD says, "I love justice and I hate oppression and crime. I will faithfully reward my people And make an eternal covenant with them. 9 They will be famous among the nations; Everyone who sees them will know That they are a people whom I have blessed." 10 Jerusalem rejoices because of what the LORD has done. She is like a bride dressed for her wedding. God has clothed her with salvation and victory. 11 As surely as seeds sprout and grow, The Sovereign LORD will save his people, And all the nations will praise him.
Study aids for correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
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|B5 - Heb 11||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
3 Through faith we
understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things
which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
NRSV - 1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
3 By faith we understand
that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was
made from things that are not visible.
TEV - "Faith" - 1 To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. 2 It was by their faith that people of ancient times won God's approval. 3 It is by faith that we understand that the universe was created by God's word, so that what can be seen was made out of what cannot be seen. 4 It was faith that made Abel offer to God a better sacrifice than Cain's. Through his faith he won God's approval as a righteous man, because God himself approved of his gifts. By means of his faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
It is faith that enables us to see that the universe was created at the command of God, so that the world we see did not simply arise out of matter.
By faith <4102> we understand/perceive <3539> to be framed/repaired/prepared <2675> the <16> ages/worlds <165> by word <4487> of God <2316>, for <1519> the <12> not <3361> from <1537> shining/appearing/visible <5316> the <12> being seen <991> to have been created/made <1096>.
A.T Roberton (Word Pictures in the New Testament, Volume V, Nashville, TN: 1932, p. 419) provides a very useful explanation of this verse:
By faith (pistei). Instrumental case of pistis which he now illustrates in a marvellous way. Each example as far as verse 31 is formally and with rhetorical skill introduced by pistei. After that only a summary is given. We understand (nooumen). Present active indicative of noeo, old verb (from nous, intellect) as in Matthew 15:17; Romans 1:20. The author appeals to our knowledge of the world in which these heroes lived as an illustration of faith. Recent books by great scientists like Eddington and Jeans confirm the position here taken that a Supreme Mind is behind and before the universe. Science can only stand still in God's presence and believe like a little child. The worlds (tous aionas). "The ages" as in Romans 1:2 (cf. Einstein's fourth dimension, time). Accusative case of general reference. Have been framed (kathertisthai). Perfect passive infinitive of katartizo, to mend, to equip, to perfect (Luke 6:40), in indirect discourse after nooumen. So that (eis to). As a rule eis to with the infinitive is final, but sometimes as here it expresses result as in Romans 12:3 (Robertson, Grammar, p. 1003). Hath been made (gegonenai). Perfect active infinitive of ginomai. What is seen (to blepomenon). Present passive articular participle (accusative case of general reference) of blepo. Of things which do appear (ek painomenon). Ablative case with ek (out of) of the present passive participle. The author denies the eternity of matter, a common theory then and now, and places God before the visible universe as many modern scientists now gladly do.
|B6 - Psa 33||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
11 The counsel of the
Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
NRSV - 6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth.
11 The counsel of the
LORD stands forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
TEV - "A Song of Praise" - 1 All you that are righteous, shout for joy for what the LORD has done; praise him, all you that obey him. 2 Give thanks to the LORD with harps, sing to him with stringed instruments. 3 Sing a new song to him, play the harp with skill, and shout for joy! 4 The words of the LORD are true, and all his works are dependable. 5 The LORD loves what is righteous and just; his constant love fills the earth. 6 The LORD created the heavens by his command, the sun, moon, and stars by his spoken word. 7 He gathered all the seas into one place; he shut up the ocean depths in storerooms. 8 Worship the LORD, all the earth! Honor him, all peoples of the world! 9 When he spoke, the world was created; at his command everything appeared. 10 The LORD frustrates the purposes of the nations; he keeps them from carrying out their plans. 11 But his plans endure forever; his purposes last eternally. 12 Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD; happy are the people he has chosen for his own!
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KJV - 20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: 21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
NRSV - 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, 21 endowing with wealth those who love me, and filling their treasuries.
TEV - "In Praise of Wisdom" - 18 I have riches and honor to give, prosperity and success. 19 What you get from me is better than the finest gold, better than the purest silver. 20 I walk the way of righteousness; I follow the paths of justice, 21 giving wealth to those who love me, filling their houses with treasures.
[17-21] ...As for the gifts which she [Wisdom] bestows or bequeathes (lehanhil, v. 21), these include material prosperity, which, however, as in vv. 10f, is distinguished from vulgar opulence. The fruit of Wisdom is better than gold and her produce better than silver. What she offers is wealth or property (yes, v. 21) with kabod and sedaqa. This is not meretricious or speculative wealth; it is located in a framework of values and is an ingredient of a way of life which bestows gravitas and social wholeness. Hence wealth with kabod is solid wealth or wealth with a basis in a traditional evaluation of what constitutes the good life (hon 'ateq, v. 18). The paradox is that when wealth is the chief end of life it corrupts, whereas when it is subordinated to wisdom it may be enjoyed as an aspect of welfare and honour... What Wisdom gives essentially is a way of life which possesses ethical fitness and equity (v. 20).
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KJV - 38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good;
41 Yea, I will rejoice
over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly
with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
NRSV - 38 They shall be my people, and I will be their God.
40 I will make an everlasting covenant with them, never to draw back from doing good to them;...
41 I will rejoice in
doing good to them, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness,
with all my heart and all my soul.
TEV - "A Promise of Hope" - 36 The LORD, the God of Israel, said to me, "Jeremiah, the people are saying that war, starvation, and disease will make this city fall into the hands of the king of Babylonia. Now listen to what else I have to say. 37 I am going to gather the people from all the countries where I have scattered them in my anger and fury, and I am going to bring them back to this place and let them live here in safety. 38 Then they will be my people, and I will be their God. 39 I will give them a single purpose in life: to honor me for all time, for their own good and the good of their descendants. 40 I will make an eternal covenant with them. I will never stop doing good things for them, and I will make them fear me with all their heart, so that they will never turn away from me. 41 I will take pleasure in doing good things for them, and I will establish them permanently in this land.
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KJV - 2 Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name; 3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
NRSV - 2 Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it -- the LORD is his name: 3 Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
TEV - "Another Promise of Hope" - 1 While I was still in prison in the courtyard, the LORD's message came to me again. 2 The LORD, who made the earth, who formed it and set it in place, spoke to me. He whose name is the LORD said, 3 "Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you wonderful and marvelous things that you know nothing about. 4 I, the LORD, the God of Israel, say that the houses of Jerusalem and the royal palace of Judah will be torn down as a result of the siege and the attack.
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|B10 - Pro 2||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
NRSV - 3 if you indeed cry out for insight, and raise your voice for understanding; 4 if you seek it like silver, and search for it as for hidden treasures -- 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
TEV - "The Rewards of Wisdom" - 1 Son, learn what I teach you and never forget what I tell you to do. 2 Listen to what is wise and try to understand it. 3 Yes, beg for knowledge; plead for insight. 4 Look for it as hard as you would for silver or some hidden treasure. 5 If you do, you will know what it means to fear the LORD and you will succeed in learning about God. 6 It is the LORD who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding. 7 He provides help and protection for righteous, honest men. 8 He protects those who treat others fairly, and guards those who are devoted to him.
|B11 - Isa 28||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech. 24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground? 25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place? 26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
NRSV - 23 Listen, and hear my voice; Pay attention, and hear my speech. 24 Do those who plow for sowing plow continually? Do they continually open and harrow their ground? 25 When they have leveled its surface, do they not scatter dill, sow cummin, and plant wheat in rows and barley in its proper place, and spelt as the border? 26 For they are well instructed; their God teaches them.
TEV - "God's Wisdom" - 23 Listen to what I am saying; pay attention to what I am telling you. 24 No farmer goes on constantly plowing his fields and getting them ready for planting. 25 Once he has prepared the soil, he plants the seeds of herbs such as dill and cumin. He plants rows of wheat and barley, and at the edges of his fields he plants other grain. 26 He knows how to do his work, because God has taught him. 27 He never uses a heavy club to beat out dill seeds or cumin seeds; instead he uses light sticks of the proper size. 28 He does not ruin the wheat by threshing it endlessly, and he knows how to thresh it by driving a cart over it without bruising the grains. 29 All this wisdom comes from the LORD Almighty. The plans God makes are wise, and they always succeed.
|B12 - 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:
17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest? 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.
24 They also that erred
in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn
NRSV - 14 so I will again do amazing things with this people, shocking and amazing...
17 Shall not Lebanon in a very little while become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be regarded as a forest? 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.
24 And those who err
in spirit will come to understanding, and those who grumble will accept
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" - 15 Those who try to hide their plans from the LORD are
doomed! They carry out their schemes in secret and think no one will see
them or know what they are doing. 16 They turn everything upside down. Which
is more important, the potter or the clay? Can something a man has made
tell him, "You didn't make me"? Or can it say to him, "You
don't know what you are doing"? 17 As the saying goes, before long
the dense forest will become farmland, and the farmland will go back to
forest. 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. 22 So now the LORD, the God of Israel, who rescued
Abraham from trouble, says, "My people, you will not be disgraced any
longer, and your faces will no longer be pale with shame. 23 When you see
the children that I will give you, then you will acknowledge that I am the
holy God of Israel. You will honor me and stand in awe of me. 24 Foolish
people will learn to understand, and those who are always grumbling will
be glad to be taught."
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|B13 - Pro 3||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: 22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
35 The wise shall inherit
NRSV - 19 The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens;
21 My child, do not let these escape from your sight: keep sound wisdom and prudence, 22 and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck.
35 The wise will inherit honor,...
TEV - "Advice to Young Men" - 11 Son, when the LORD corrects you, pay close attention and take it as a warning. 12 The LORD corrects those he loves, as a father corrects a son of whom he is proud. 13 Happy is the man who becomes wise -- who comes to have understanding. 14 There is more profit in it than there is in silver; it is worth more to you than gold. 15 Wisdom is more valuable than jewels; nothing you could want can compare with it. 16 Wisdom offers you long life, as well as wealth and honor. 17 Wisdom can make your life pleasant and lead you safely through it. 18 Those who become wise are happy; wisdom will give them life. 19 The LORD created the earth by his wisdom; by his knowledge he set the sky in place.
21 Son, hold on
to your wisdom and insight. Never let them get away from you. 22 They will
provide you with life -- a pleasant and happy life. 23 You can go safely
on your way and never even stumble. 24 You will not be afraid when you go
to bed, and you will sleep soundly through the night. 25 You will not have
to worry about sudden disasters, such as come on the wicked like a storm.
26 The LORD will keep you safe. He will not let you fall into a trap. 27
Whenever you possibly can, do good to those who need it. 28 Never tell your
neighbor to wait until tomorrow if you can help him now. 29 Don't plan anything
that will hurt your neighbor; he lives beside you, trusting you. 30 Don't
argue with someone for no reason when he has never done you any harm. 31
Don't be jealous of violent people or decide to act as they do, 32 because
the LORD hates people who do evil, but he takes righteous men into his confidence.
33 The LORD puts a curse on the homes of wicked men, but blesses the homes
of the righteous. 34 He has no use for conceited people, but shows favor
to those who are humble. 35 Wise men will gain an honorable reputation,
but stupid men will only add to their own disgrace.
|B14 - 1Ki 3||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee. 6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
8 And thy servant is
in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that
cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. 9 Give therefore thy servant
an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good
and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? 10 And the
speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. 11 And God said
unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself
long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life
of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise
and an understanding heart;
NRSV - 5 At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, "Ask what I should give you." 6 And Solomon said, "You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today.
8 And your servant is
in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous
they cannot be numbered or counted. 9 Give your servant therefore an understanding
mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who
can govern this your great people?" 10 It pleased the Lord that Solomon
had asked this. 11 God said to him, "Because you have asked this, and
have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your
enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right,
12 I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning
TEV - "Solomon Prays for Wisdom" - 4 On one occasion he went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices because that was where the most famous altar was. He had offered hundreds of burnt offerings there in the past. 5 That night the LORD appeared to him in a dream and asked him, "What would you like me to give you?" 6 Solomon answered, "You always showed great love for my father David, your servant, and he was good, loyal, and honest in his relation with you. And you have continued to show him your great and constant love by giving him a son who today rules in his place. 7 O LORD God, you have let me succeed my father as king, even though I am very young and don't know how to rule. 8 Here I am among the people you have chosen to be your own, a people who are so many that they cannot be counted. 9 So give me the wisdom I need to rule your people with justice and to know the difference between good and evil. Otherwise, how would I ever be able to rule this great people of yours?" 10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this, 11 and so he said to him, "Because you have asked for the wisdom to rule justly, instead of long life for yourself or riches or the death of your enemies, 12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you more wisdom and understanding than anyone has ever had before or will ever have again. 13 I will also give you what you have not asked for: all your life you will have wealth and honor, more than that of any other king. 14 And if you obey me and keep my laws and commands, as your father David did, I will give you a long life."
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|B15 - Act 17||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
28 For in him we live,
and move, and have our being;
NRSV - 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things.
28 For "In him
we live and move and have our being';...
TEV - "In Athens" - 22 Paul stood up in front of the city council and said, "I see that in every way you Athenians are very religious. 23 For as I walked through your city and looked at the places where you worship, I found an altar on which is written, "To an Unknown God.' That which you worship, then, even though you do not know it, is what I now proclaim to you. 24 God, who made the world and everything in it, is Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in man-made temples. 25 Nor does he need anything that we can supply by working for him, since it is he himself who gives life and breath and everything else to everyone. 26 From one man he created all races of mankind and made them live throughout the whole earth. He himself fixed beforehand the exact times and the limits of the places where they would live. 27 He did this so that they would look for him, and perhaps find him as they felt around for him. Yet God is actually not far from any one of us; 28 as someone has said, "In him we live and move and exist.' It is as some of your poets have said, "We too are his children.' 29 Since we are God's children, we should not suppose that his nature is anything like an image of gold or silver or stone, shaped by the art and skill of man. 30 God has overlooked the times when people did not know him, but now he commands all of them everywhere to turn away from their evil ways.
|B16 - Luk 4||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:
NRSV - 14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee,...
TEV - "Jesus Begins His Work in Galilee" - 14 Then Jesus returned to Galilee, and the power of the Holy Spirit was with him. The news about him spread throughout all that territory. 15 He taught in the synagogues and was praised by everyone.
|B17 - Luk 5||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. 19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. 20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? 22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? 23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? 24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. 25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
NRSV - 18 Just then some men came, carrying a paralyzed man on a bed. They were trying to bring him in and lay him before Jesus; 19 but finding no way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the middle of the crowd in front of Jesus. 20 When he saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven you." 21 Then the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, "Who is this who is speaking blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?" 22 When Jesus perceived their questionings, he answered them, "Why do you raise such questions in your hearts? 23 Which is easier, to say, "Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, "Stand up and walk'? 24 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" -- he said to the one who was paralyzed -- "I say to you, stand up and take your bed and go to your home." 25 Immediately he stood up before them, took what he had been lying on, and went to his home, glorifying God.
TEV - "Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man" - 17 One day when Jesus was teaching, some Pharisees and teachers of the Law were sitting there who had come from every town in Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was present for Jesus to heal the sick. 18 Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a bed, and they tried to carry him into the house and put him in front of Jesus. 19 Because of the crowd, however, they could find no way to take him in. So they carried him up on the roof, made an opening in the tiles, and let him down on his bed into the middle of the group in front of Jesus. 20 When Jesus saw how much faith they had, he said to the man, "Your sins are forgiven, my friend." 21 The teachers of the Law and the Pharisees began to say to themselves, "Who is this man who speaks such blasphemy! God is the only one who can forgive sins!" 22 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Why do you think such things? 23 Is it easier to say, "Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, "Get up and walk'? 24 I will prove to you, then, that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins." So he said to the paralyzed man, "I tell you, get up, pick up your bed, and go home!" 25 At once the man got up in front of them all, took the bed he had been lying on, and went home, praising God. 26 They were all completely amazed! Full of fear, they praised God, saying, "What marvelous things we have seen today!"
|B18 - Psa 146||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 2 While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
NRSV - 2 I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long.
TEV - "In Praise of God the Savior" - 1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, my soul! 2 I will praise him as long as I live; I will sing to my God all my life. 3 Don't put your trust in human leaders; no human being can save you. 4 When they die, they return to the dust; on that day all their plans come to an end.
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|B19 - Luk 7||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. 12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us;...
NRSV - 11 Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. 12 As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. 13 When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, "Do not weep." 14 Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, rise!" 15 The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has risen among us!"...
TEV - "Jesus Raises a Widow's Son" - 11 Soon afterward Jesus went to a town named Nain, accompanied by his disciples and a large crowd. 12 Just as he arrived at the gate of the town, a funeral procession was coming out. The dead man was the only son of a woman who was a widow, and a large crowd from the town was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart was filled with pity for her, and he said to her, "Don't cry." 14 Then he walked over and touched the coffin, and the men carrying it stopped. Jesus said, "Young man! Get up, I tell you!" 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. 16 They all were filled with fear and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us!" they said; "God has come to save his people!" 17 This news about Jesus went out through all the country and the surrounding territory.
|B20 - Joh 12||Bible Lesson||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.
NRSV - 44 Then Jesus cried aloud: "Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me.
TEV - "Judgment by Jesus' Words" - 44 Jesus said in a loud voice, "Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in him who sent me. 45 Whoever sees me sees also him who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness. 47 If anyone hears my message and does not obey it, I will not judge him. I came, not to judge the world, but to save it. 48 Whoever rejects me and does not accept my message has one who will judge him. The words I have spoken will be his judge on the last day! 49 This is true, because I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has commanded me what I must say and speak. 50 And I know that his command brings eternal life. What I say, then, is what the Father has told me to say."
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KJV - 26 whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die
NRSV - 26 ...everyone who lives and believes in me will never die...
TEV - "Jesus the Resurrection and the Life" - 25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26 and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" 27 "Yes, Lord!" she answered. "I do believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who was to come into the world."
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KJV - 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
NRSV - 8 Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God, 9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
TEV - "Thanksgiving and Encouragement" - 8 Do not be ashamed, then, of witnessing for our Lord; neither be ashamed of me, a prisoner for Christ's sake. Instead, take your part in suffering for the Good News, as God gives you the strength for it. 9 He saved us and called us to be his own people, not because of what we have done, but because of his own purpose and grace. He gave us this grace by means of Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but now it has been revealed to us through the coming of our Savior, Christ Jesus. He has ended the power of death and through the gospel has revealed immortal life.
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