Saturday, December 28, 2019

2 Timothy 1

Translation: DRA

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, according to the promise of life, which is in Christ Jesus.

2 To Timothy my dearly beloved son, grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus our Lord.

3 I give thanks to God, whom I serve from my forefathers with a pure conscience, that without ceasing, I have a remembrance of thee in my prayers, night and day.

4 Desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy,

5 Calling to mind that faith which is in thee unfeigned, which also dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and in thy mother Eunice, and I am certain that in thee also.

6 For which cause I admonish thee, that thou stir up the grace of God which is in thee, by the imposition of my hands.

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7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of sobriety.

8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but labour with the gospel, according to the power of God,

9 Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world.

10 But is now made manifest by the illumination of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath destroyed death, and hath brought to light life and incorruption by the gospel:

11 Wherein I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and teacher of the Gentiles.

12 For which cause I also suffer these things: but I am not ashamed. For I know whom I have believed, and I am certain that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him, against that day.

13 Hold the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me in faith, and in the love which is in Christ Jesus.

14 Keep the good thing committed to thy trust by the Holy Ghost, who dwelleth in us.

15 Thou knowest this, that all they who are in Asia, are turned away from me: of whom are Phigellus and Hermogenes.

16 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus: because he hath often refreshed me, and hath not been ashamed of my chain:

17 But when he was come to Rome, he carefully sought me, and found me.

18 The Lord grant unto him to find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou very well knowest.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Romans 6

Translation: DRA

1 What shall we say, then? shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

2 God forbid. For we that are dead to sin, how shall we live any longer therein?

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3 Know you not that all we, who are baptized in Christ Jesus, are baptized in his death?

4 For we are buried together with him by baptism into death; that as Christ is risen from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life.

5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.

6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin may be destroyed, to the end that we may serve sin no longer.

7 For he that is dead is justified from sin.

8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall live also together with Christ:

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9 Knowing that Christ rising again from the dead, dieth now no more, death shall no more have dominion over him.

10 For in that he died to sin, he died once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God:

11 So do you also reckon, that you are dead to sin, but alive unto God, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

12 Let no sin therefore reign in your mortal body, so as to obey the lusts thereof.

13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of iniquity unto sin; but present yourselves to God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of justice unto God.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you; for you are not under the law, but under grace.

15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

16 Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are whom you obey, whether it be of sin unto death, or of obedience unto justice.

17 But thanks be to God, that you were the servants of sin, but have obeyed from the heart, unto that form of doctrine, into which you have been delivered.

18 Being then freed from sin, we have been made servants of justice.

19 I speak an human thing, because of the infirmity of your flesh. For as you have yielded your members to serve uncleanness and iniquity, unto iniquity; so now yield your members to serve justice, unto sanctification.

20 For when you were the servants of sin, you were free men to justice.

21 What fruit therefore had you then in those things, of which you are now ashamed? For the end of them is death.

22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end life everlasting.

23 For the wages of sin is death. But the grace of God, life everlasting, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Proverbs 14

Translation: ESV

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1 The wisest of women builds her house,
   but folly with her own hands tears it down.

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Inktober prompt: Bulky
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2 Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord,
   but he who is devious in his ways despises him.

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Date: September 2 2020
Inktober prompt: Wire

By the mouth of a fool comes a rod of pride,
   but the lips of the wise will preserve them.

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Inktober prompt: Vessel

4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,
   but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.

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5 A faithful witness does not lie,
   but a false witness breathes out lies.

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Date: September 20 2020
Inktober prompt: UFO

6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,
   but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
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Date: August 2 2020
Inktober prompt: Puppet

7 Leave the presence of a fool,
   for there you do not meet words of knowledge.

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Date: October 11 2021
Inktober 2021 prompt: Spirit

The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
   but the folly of fools is deceiving.

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Date: October 9 2021
Inktober 2021 prompt: Knot

9 Fools mock at the guilt offering,
   but the upright enjoy acceptance

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Inktober prompt: Inktober

10 The heart knows its own bitterness,
     and no stranger shares its joy.

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Inktober prompt: Blade

11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed,
     but the tent of the upright will flourish.

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12 There is a way that seems right to a man,
     but its end is the way to death.

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Inktober prompt: Radio

13 Even in laughter the heart may ache,
     and the end of joy may be grief.

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Inktober prompt: Rodents

14 The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways,
     and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.

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Date: October 28 2021
Inktober prompt: Pick

15 The simple believes everything,
    but the prudent gives thought to his steps.

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Inktober prompt: Hope

16 One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil,
     but a fool is reckless and careless.

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Date: October 18 2021
Inktober prompt: Watch

17 A man of quick temper acts foolishly,
     and a man of evil devices is hated.

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Inktober prompt: Armor

18 The simple inherit folly,
     but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

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19 The evil bow down before the good,
     the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

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Inktober prompt: Suit

20 The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
     but the rich has many friends.

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21 They err that work evil: but mercy and truth prepare good things.

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Inktober prompt: Chef

23 In all toil there is profit,
     but mere talk tends only to poverty.

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Inktober prompt: Dungeon

24 The crown of the wise is their riches: the folly of fools, imprudence.

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Date: October 11 2021
Inktober 2021 prompt: Fan

25 A faithful witness delivereth souls: and the double dealer uttereth lies.

26 In the fear of the Lord is confidence of strength, and there shall be hope for his children.

27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to decline from the ruin of death.

28 In the multitude of people is the dignity of the king: and in the small number of people the dishonour of the prince.

29 He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom: but he that is impatient, exalteth his folly.

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Inktober prompt: Sour

30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh,
     but envy makes the bones rot.

31 He that oppresseth the poor, upbraideth his Maker: but he that hath pity on the poor, honoureth him.

32 The wicked man shall be driven out in his wickedness: but the just hath hope in his death.

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33 In the heart of the prudent resteth wisdom, and it shall instruct all the ignorant.

34 Justice exalteth a nation: but sin maketh nations miserable.

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Inktober prompt: Yeti

35 A wise servant is acceptable to the king: he that is good for nothing shall feel his anger.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

1 Thessalonians 5

Translation: DRA

1 But of the times and moments, brethren, you need not, that we should write to you;

2 For yourselves know perfectly, that the day of the Lord shall so come, as a thief in the night.

3 For when they shall say, peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape.

4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

5 For all you are the children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

6 Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do; but let us watch, and be sober.

7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunk, are drunk in the night.

8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, having on the breastplate of faith and charity,

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and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

9 For God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but unto the purchasing of salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

10 Who died for us; that, whether we watch or sleep, we may live together with him.

11 For which cause comfort one another; and edify one another, as you also do.

12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you:

13 That you esteem them more abundantly in charity, for their work's sake. Have peace with them.

14 And we beseech you, brethren, rebuke the unquiet, comfort the feeble minded, support the weak, be patient towards all men.

15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good towards each other, and towards all men.

16 Always rejoice.

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17 Pray without ceasing.

18 In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all.

19 Extinguish not the spirit.

20 Despise not prophecies.

21 But prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

22 From all appearance of evil refrain yourselves.

23 And may the God of peace himself sanctify you in all things; that your whole spirit, and soul, and body, may be preserved blameless in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

24 He is faithful who hath called you, who also will do it.

25 Brethren, pray for us.

26 Salute all the brethren with a holy kiss.

27 I charge you by the Lord, that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Romans 12

Translation: DRA

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Date: November 17 2020

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world; but be reformed in the newness of your mind, that you may prove what is the good, and the acceptable, and the perfect will of God.

3 For I say, by the grace that is given me, to all that are among you, not to be more wise than it behoveth to be wise, but to be wise unto sobriety, and according as God hath divided to every one the measure of faith.

4 For as in one body we have many members, but all the members have not the same office:

5 So we being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

6 And having different gifts, according to the grace that is given us, either prophecy, to be used according to the rule of faith;

7 Or ministry, in ministering;

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or he that teacheth, in doctrine;

8 He that exhorteth, in exhorting; he that giveth, with simplicity; he that ruleth, with carefulness; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

9 Let love be without dissimulation. Hating that which is evil, cleaving to that which is good.

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10 Loving one another with the charity of brotherhood, with honour preventing one another.

11 In carefulness not slothful. In spirit fervent. Serving the Lord.

12 Rejoicing in hope. Patient in tribulation. Instant in prayer.

13 Communicating to the necessities of the saints. Pursuing hospitality.

14 Bless them that persecute you: bless, and curse not.

15 Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.

16 Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.

17 To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God, but also in the sight of all men.

18 If it be possible, as much as is in you, have peace with all men.

19 Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give place unto wrath, for it is written: Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.

20 But if thy enemy be hungry, give him to eat; if he thirst, give him to drink. For, doing this, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.

21 Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil by good.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Proverbs 13

Translation: DRA

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1 A wise son heareth the doctrine of his father: but he that is a scorner, beareth not when he is reproved.

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2 Of the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things: but the soul of transgressors is wicked.

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3 He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.

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4 The sluggard willeth and willeth not: but the soul of them that work, shall be made fat.

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5 The just shall hate a lying word: but the wicked confoundeth, and shall be confounded.

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6 Justice keepeth the way of the innocent: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

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7 One is as it were rich, when he hath nothing: and another is as it were poor, when he hath great riches.

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8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but he that is poor beareth not reprehension.

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9 The light of the just giveth joy: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

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10 Among the proud there are always contentions: but they that do all things with counsel, are ruled by wisdom.

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11 Substance got in haste shall be diminished: but that which by little and little is gathered with the hand shall increase.

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12 Hope that is deferred afflicteth the soul: desire when it cometh is a tree of life.

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13 Whosoever speaketh ill of any thing, bindeth himself for the time to come: but he that feareth the commandment, shall dwell in peace. Deceitful souls go astray in sins: the just are merciful, and shew mercy.

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14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, that he may decline from the ruin of death.

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15 Good instruction shall give grace: in the way of scorners is a deep pit.

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16 The prudent man doth all things with counsel: but he that is a fool, layeth open his folly.

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17 The messenger of the wicked shall fall into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

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Inktober prompt: Garden

18 Poverty and shame to him that refuseth instruction: but he that yieldeth to reproof, shall be glorified.

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19 The desire that is accomplished, delighteth the soul: fools hate them that flee from evil things.

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20 He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise: a friend of fools shall become like to them.

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21 Evil pursueth sinners: and to the just good shall be repaid.

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Date: September 13 2020
Inktober prompt: Sand

22 The good man leaveth heirs, sons, and grandsons: and the substance of the sinner is kept for the just.

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Date: May 23 2021
Inktober prompt: Throw

23 Much food is in the tillage of fathers: but for others it is gathered with out judgment.

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Date: May 20 2021
Inktober prompt: Teeth

24 He that spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him correcteth him betimes.

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Date: December 26 2020
Inktober prompt: Balance

25 The just eateth and filleth his soul: but the belly of the wicked is never to be filled.