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If the first version that you try to read is difficult to understand check for another version of the same study on this site that might be easier to read. If you want more information about the study that has a question in the title read the verses around the Question and Answer in the Bible. The same goes for all the formats of sharing the gospel messages on this site.
Isaiah 55:11 TLB so also is my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It shall accomplish all I want it to and prosper everywhere I send it
2 Timothy 3:16-17 TLB The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration of God and is useful to teach us what is true and make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it strengthens us out and helps us do what is right.
It is God’s way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone.
2 Peter 1:19-21 TLB So we have seen and proved that what the prophets said came true. You will do well to pay close attention to everything they have written, for, like lights shining into dark corners, their words help us to understand many things that otherwise would be dark and difficult. But when you consider the wonderful truth of the prophets’ words, then the light will dawn in your souls and Christ the Morning Star will shine in your hearts.
For no prophesy recorded in Scripture was ever thought up by the prophet himself.
It was the Holy Spirit within these godly men who gave them true messages from God.
How to hear and understand the Gospel
Job 38:1-3 TLB Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind;
Why are you using your ignorance to deny my providence?
Now get ready to fight, for I am going to demand some answers from you, and you must reply.
Job 40:6-7 TLB Then the Lord spoke to Job again from the whirlwind;
“Stand up like a man and brace yourself for battle. Let me ask you a question, and give me the answer.
Job 42:4-7 TLB You said, ‘Listen and I will speak! Let me put the question to you! See if you can answer them!’
“But now I say,’ ‘I had heard about you before, but know I have seen you,
and I loathe myself and repent in dust and ashes.'”
Therefore I relent and find comfort on dust and ashes.
After the LORD had finished speaking with Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “I am angry with you and with your two friends, for you have not been right in what you have said about me, as my servant Job was.
Romans 10:14-17 TLB But how shall they ask him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?
And how will anyone go and tell them unless someone sends him? That is what the Scriptures are talking about when they say, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace with God and bring glad tidings of good things.” In other words, how welcome are those who come preaching God’s Good News!
But not everyone who hears the Good News has welcomed it, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed me when I told them?”
Yet faith comes from listening to this Good News– the Good News about Christ.
Acts 26:17-18 TLB And I will protect you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am going to send you to the Gentiles
to open their eyes to there true condition so that they may repent and live in the light of God instead of in Satan’s darkness, so that they may receive forgiveness for their sins and God’s inheritance along with all people everywhere whose sins are cleansed away, who are set apart by faith in me.’
Romans 15:4-7 TLB These things that were written in the Scriptures so long ago are to teach us patience and to encourage us so that we will look forward expectantly to the time when God will conquer sin and death.
May God who gives patience, steadiness, and encouragement help you to live in complete harmony with each other–each with the attitude of Christ toward the other.
And then all of us can praise the Lord together with one voice, giving glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus.
So warmly welcome each other into the church, just as Christ has warmly welcomed you; then God will be glorified.
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The definition of fear in this verse means dread, that ought to be feared, terribleness, terror
The number 4172 means a fear, terror.
Genesis 9:1-7 God blessed Noah and his sons and told them to have many children and to repopulate the earth.
“All wild animals and birds, and fish will be afraid of you,” God told him; for I have placed them in your power,
and they are yours to use for food, in addition to grain and vegetable.
But never eat animals unless their life-blood has been drained off.
And murder is forbidden. Man-killing animals must die,
and any man who murders shall be killed; for to kill a man is to kill one made like God.
“Yes, have many children and repopulate the earth and subdue it.”
Psalm 9:19-20 O Lord arise and judge and punish the nations; don’t let them defy You!
Make them tremble in fear; put the nations in their place until at last they know they are but puny men.
Isaiah 8:11-15 The Lord has said in strongest terms: Do not under any circumstances go along with the plans of Judah to surrender to Syria and Israel.
Don’t let people call you a traitor for staying true to God. Don’t you panic as so many of your neighbors are doing when they thin of Syria and Israel attacking you.
Don’t fear anything except the Lord of the armies of heaven! If you fear him, you need fear nothing else,
He will be your safety; but Israel and Judah have refused his care and thereby stumbled against the Rock of their salvation and lie fallen and crushed beneath it; God’s presence among them has endangered them!
Malachi 1:6-11 “A son honors his father, a servant honors his master. I am your Father and Master, yet you don’t honor me, O priests, but you despise my name.” “Who? Us?” you say, ‘When did we ever despise your name?”
“When you offer polluted sacrifices on my altar. “Polluted sacrifices? When have we ever done a thing like that?” “Every time you say, ‘Don’t bother bringing anything very valuable to offer to God!
You tell the people, ‘lame animals are all right to offer on the altar of the Lord–yes, even the sick and the blind ones.’ And you claim this isn’t evil? Try it on your governor sometime–give him gifts like that–and see how pleased he is!
“‘God have mercy on us,” you recite; ‘God be gracious to us! But when you bring that kind of gift, why should he show you any favor at all?
“Oh to find one priest among you who would shut the doors and refuse this kind of sacrifice! I Have no pleasure in you.” says the Lord Almighty, ” and I will not accept your offerings.
“But my name will be honored by the Gentiles from morning till night. All around the world they will offer sweet incense and pure offering in honor of my name. For my name shall be great among the nations. “says the Lord Almighty.
Malachi 2:3-8 “Take note that I will rebuke your children; I will spread on your faces the manure of these animals you offer me and throw you out like dung.
Then at last you will know it was I who sent you this warning to return to the laws I gave your father Levi,” says the Lord Almighty.
“The purpose of these laws was to give him life and peace, to be a means of showing his respect and awe for me by keeping them.
He passed on to the people all the truth he got from me. He did not lie or cheat; he walked with me, living a good and righteous life, and turned many from their lives of sin.
“Priests lips should flow with the knowledge of God so the people will learn God’s laws. The priests are the messengers of the Lord Almighty, and men should come to them for guidance.
But not to you! For you have left God’s paths, Your ‘guidance’ has caused many to stumble in sin. You have distorted the covenant of Levi and made it into a grotesque parody,” says the Lord Almighty.