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How?!

I had all the plans to end my unintentional sabbatical earlier than the month I decided on-with the exception of that post the other day.

I was gonna write about Passover, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, the crucifixion, the death, the burial, the resurrection. All that good stuff.

But I didn’t. And I won’t. I reflected and am so very grateful. I will post about what, to me, all of that resulted in.

During Passover after Palm Sunday, I was driving and saw a car behind me. I’d post the pic but I shouldn’t have even taken them and they don’t clearly show what I saw.

Anywho.

The hood was jacked up. I think the lights may have been messed up too. The thought I had was how is it even driving.

Then I went down a hole to a degree like I do.

How are some of us even functioning? Now. We may not show outward damage like that car.

But. Life has done a number on so many of us. It is mind blowing how some of us are in our right mind, how we function, how we put one foot in front of the other. How, when giving up and giving in is so much easier and who would blame us?

But the finished work at the cross. The determination Jesus had to do what he came to do despite asking if it was possible for the cup to pass from him (Matthew 26:39).

Jesus was our perfect example to keep going in the face of seemingly insurmountable circumstances. He did it so we could. God promised to be with us in Isaiah 43:2. And sent his son to show us how He is with us. Then sent a comforter to be with us (John 14:16, 14:26, 15:26, and 16:7). So. I guess that’s how.

Jeremiah 3-4 The Message MSG

My words will be italicized wherever they appear. Should the Bible be italicized near my words, I’ll do something to differentiate them.

Jeremiah 3

Your Sex-and-Religion Obsessions

God’s Message came to me as follows:

“If a man’s wife
    walks out on him
And marries another man,
    can he take her back as if nothing had happened?
Wouldn’t that raise a huge stink
    in the land?
And isn’t that what you’ve done—
    ‘whored’ your way with god after god?
And now you want to come back as if nothing had happened.”
    God’s Decree.

Wellst.

2-5 “Look around at the hills.
    Where have you not had sex?
You’ve camped out like hunters stalking deer.
    You’ve solicited many lover-gods,
Like a streetwalking whore
    chasing after other gods.
And so the rain has stopped.
    No more rain from the skies!
But it doesn’t even faze you. Brazen as whores,
    you carry on as if you’ve done nothing wrong.
Then you have the nerve to call out, ‘My father!
    You took care of me when I was a child. Why not now?
Are you going to keep up your anger nonstop?’
    That’s your line. Meanwhile you keep sinning nonstop.”

Eek.

Admit Your God-Defiance

6-10 God spoke to me during the reign of King Josiah: “You have noticed, haven’t you, how fickle Israel has visited every hill and grove of trees as a whore at large? I assumed that after she had gotten it out of her system, she’d come back, but she didn’t. Her flighty sister, Judah, saw what she did. She also saw that because of fickle Israel’s loose morals I threw her out, gave her her walking papers. But that didn’t faze flighty sister Judah. She went out, big as you please, and took up a whore’s life also. She took up cheap sex-and-religion as a sideline diversion, an indulgent recreation, and used anything and anyone, flouting sanity and sanctity alike, stinking up the country. And not once in all this did flighty sister Judah even give me a nod, although she made a show of it from time to time.” God’s Decree.

Man. As you can see I have few words. It speaks for itself.

11-12 Then God told me, “Fickle Israel was a good sight better than flighty Judah. Go and preach this message. Face north toward Israel and say:

12-15 “‘Turn back, fickle Israel.
    I’m not just hanging back to punish you.
I’m committed in love to you.
    My anger doesn’t seethe nonstop.
Just admit your guilt.
    Admit your God-defiance.
Admit to your promiscuous life with casual partners,
    pulling strangers into the sex-and-religion groves
While turning a deaf ear to me.’”
    God’s Decree.
“Come back, wandering children!”
    God’s Decree.
“I, yes I, am your true husband.
    I’ll pick you out one by one—
This one from the city, these two from the country—
    and bring you to Zion.
I’ll give you good shepherd-rulers who rule my way,
    who rule you with intelligence and wisdom.

But God is angry, judgmental, and unloving. 🙄 I think that’s just the people who wanna do what they wanna do….

16 “And this is what will happen: You will increase and prosper in the land. The time will come”—God’s Decree!—“when no one will say any longer, ‘Oh, for the good old days! Remember the Ark of the Covenant?’ It won’t even occur to anyone to say it—‘the good old days.’ The so-called good old days of the Ark are gone for good.

Hope.

17 “Jerusalem will be the new Ark—‘God’s Throne.’ All the godless nations, no longer stuck in the ruts of their evil ways, will gather there to honor God.

18 “At that time, the House of Judah will join up with the House of Israel. Holding hands, they’ll leave the north country and come to the land I willed to your ancestors.

19-20 “I planned what I’d say if you returned to me:
    ‘Good! I’ll bring you back into the family.
I’ll give you choice land,
    land that the godless nations would die for.’
And I imagined that you would say, ‘Dear father!’
    and would never again go off and leave me.
But no luck. Like a false-hearted woman walking out on her husband,
    you, the whole family of Israel, have proven false to me.”
        God’s Decree.

I’m almost, or maybe I am, sad for God. The grace and mercy and the throwing it in His face. I’m guilty of it too…

21-22 The sound of voices comes drifting out of the hills,
    the unhappy sound of Israel’s crying,
Israel lamenting the wasted years,
    never once giving her God a thought.
“Come back, wandering children!
    I can heal your wanderlust!”

22-25 “We’re here! We’ve come back to you.
    You’re our own true God!
All that popular religion was a cheap lie,
    duped crowds buying up the latest in gods.
We’re back! Back to our true God,
    the salvation of Israel.
The Fraud picked us clean, swindled us
    of what our ancestors bequeathed us,
Gypped us out of our inheritance—
    God-blessed flocks and God-given children.
We made our bed and now lie in it,
    all tangled up in the dirty sheets of dishonor.
All because we sinned against our God,
    we and our fathers and mothers.
From the time we took our first steps, said our first words,
    we’ve been rebels, disobeying the voice of our God.”

But they left again. And this is why ppl say Jesus was necessary. The law could do little on its own to keep the people in relationship with God. But the new covenant. New Testament. What came by way of, through, and after Jesus that exists today…whole nother ball of wax….

Jeremiah 4

1-2 “If you want to come back, O Israel,
    you must really come back to me.
You must get rid of your stinking sin paraphernalia
    and not wander away from me anymore.
Then you can say words like, ‘As God lives . . . ’
    and have them mean something true and just and right.
And the godless nations will get caught up in the blessing
    and find something in Israel to write home about.”

Tuh. Actions aligning with words…. Getting rid of everything that separates them from God.

3-4 Here’s another Message from God
    to the people of Judah and Jerusalem:
“Plow your unplowed fields,
    but then don’t plant weeds in the soil!
Yes, circumcise your lives for God’s sake.
    Plow your unplowed hearts,
    all you people of Judah and Jerusalem.
Prevent fire—the fire of my anger—
    for once it starts it can’t be put out.
Your wicked ways
    are fuel for the fire.

Huh. Don’t plant weeds. Prepare it but don’t fill it with what kills the good that would grow. I’m not touching the rest. Ouch.

God’s Sledgehammer Anger

5-8 “Sound the alarm in Judah,
    broadcast the news in Jerusalem.
Say, ‘Blow the ram’s horn trumpet through the land!’
    Shout out—a bullhorn bellow!—
‘Close ranks!
    Run for your lives to the shelters!’
Send up a flare warning Zion:
    ‘Not a minute to lose! Don’t sit on your hands!’
Disaster’s descending from the north. I set it off!
    When it lands, it will shake the foundations.
Invaders have pounced like a lion from its cover,
    ready to rip nations to shreds,
Leaving your land in wrack and ruin,
    your cities in rubble, abandoned.
Dress in funereal black.
    Weep and wail,
For God’s sledgehammer anger
    has slammed into us head-on.

🤷🏾‍♀️

“When this happens”
    —God’s Decree—
“King and princes will lose heart;
    priests will be baffled and prophets stand dumbfounded.”

10 Then I said, “Alas, Master God!
    You’ve fed lies to this people, this Jerusalem.
You assured them, ‘All is well, don’t worry,’
    at the very moment when the sword was at their throats.”

Whoa. Talk about speaking to God honestly…

11-12 At that time, this people, yes, this very Jerusalem,
    will be told in plain words:
“The northern hordes are sweeping in
    from the desert steppes—
A wind that’s up to no good, a gale-force wind.
    I ordered this wind.
I’m pronouncing
    my hurricane judgment on my people.”

Your Evil Life Is Piercing Your Heart

13-14 Look at them! Like banks of storm clouds,
    racing, tumbling, their chariots a tornado,
Their horses faster than eagles!
    Woe to us! We’re done for!
Jerusalem! Scrub the evil from your lives
    so you’ll be fit for salvation.
How much longer will you harbor
    devious and malignant designs within you?

15-17 What’s this? A messenger from Dan?
    Bad news from Ephraim’s hills!
Make the report public.
    Broadcast the news to Jerusalem:
“Invaders from far off are
    raising war cries against Judah’s towns.
They’re all over her, like a dog on a bone.
    And why? Because she rebelled against me.”
        God’s Decree.

Sheesh. The last two parts in the quote.

18 “It’s the way you’ve lived
    that’s brought all this on you.
The bitter taste is from your evil life.
    That’s what’s piercing your heart.”

Consequences.

19-21 I’m doubled up with cramps in my belly—
    a poker burns in my gut.
My insides are tearing me up,
    never a moment’s peace.
The ram’s horn trumpet blast rings in my ears,
    the signal for all-out war.
Disaster hard on the heels of disaster,
    the whole country in ruins!
In one stroke my home is destroyed,
    the walls flattened in the blink of an eye.
How long do I have to look at the warning flares,
    listen to the siren of danger?

👀👀👀

Experts at Evil

22 “What fools my people are!
    They have no idea who I am.
A company of half-wits,
    dopes and donkeys all!
Experts at evil
    but klutzes at good.”

23-26 I looked at the earth—
    it was back to pre-Genesis chaos and emptiness.
I looked at the skies,
    and not a star to be seen.
I looked at the mountains—
    they were trembling like aspen leaves,
And all the hills
    rocking back and forth in the wind.
I looked—what’s this! Not a man or woman in sight,
    and not a bird to be seen in the skies.
I looked—this can’t be! Every garden and orchard shriveled up.
    All the towns were ghost towns.
And all this because of God,
    because of the blazing anger of God.

Wow.

27-28 Yes, this is God’s Word on the matter:

“The whole country will be laid waste—
    still it won’t be the end of the world.
The earth will mourn
    and the skies lament
Because I’ve given my word and won’t take it back.
    I’ve decided and won’t change my mind.”

You’re Not Going to Seduce Anyone

29 Someone shouts, “Horsemen and archers!”
    and everybody runs for cover.
They hide in ditches,
    they climb into caves.
The cities are emptied,
    not a person left anywhere.

30-31 And you, what do you think you’re up to?
    Dressing up in party clothes,
Decking yourselves out in jewelry,
    putting on lipstick and rouge and mascara!
Your primping goes for nothing.
    You’re not going to seduce anyone. They’re out to kill you!
And what’s that I hear? The cry of a woman in labor,
    the screams of a mother giving birth to her firstborn.
It’s the cry of Daughter Zion, gasping for breath,
    reaching out for help:
“Help, oh help me! I’m dying!
    The killers are on me!”

Yo. This last part…….

NAME OF GOD: Elohe Yakob

Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. He also included the scripture for each one. I am going to put every English translation from biblegateway.com. I don’t know what all of the abbreviations stand for. You can click the hyperlink abbreviation to be directed to biblegateway.com and discover which version is which if you are unsure. 😉 My thoughts are italicized.

MEANING: God of Jacob

VERSE: Psalm 20:1

KJ21 The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob defend thee!

How awesome to have a God that hears when we are in trouble. And for the author to reference Him as the God of Jacob…Jacob went THROUGH it.

ASV For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Jehovah answer thee in the day of trouble; The name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;

Answer thee. Set thee up on high. Above the trouble.

AMP To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. May the Lord answer you (David) in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high [and defend you in battle]!

Securely. Defend you in battle.

AMPC May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high [and defend you];

BRG To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

CSB For the choir director. A psalm of David. May the Lord answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of Jacob’s God protect you.

Protect you.

CEB I pray that the Lord answers you whenever you are in trouble. Let the name of Jacob’s God protect you.

CJB For the leader. A psalm of David:

CEV (A psalm by David for the music leader.) I pray that the Lord will listen when you are in trouble, and that the God of Jacob will keep you safe.

Listen. Keep you safe.

DARBY To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Jehovah answer thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob protect thee;

DRA Unto the end. A psalm for David.

ERV To the director: A song of David. May the Lord answer you in times of trouble. May the God of Jacob protect you.

EHV May the Lord answer you in the day of distress. May the name of the God of Jacob lift you up.

Not just trouble-distress.

ESV To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!

ESVUK To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!

EXB For the director of music. A psalm of David. May the Lord answer you in ·times [L the day] of ·trouble [distress]. May the name of the God of Jacob ·protect [defend; provide refuge for] you [Num. 6:24].

Provide refuge.

GNV A prayer of the people unto God, that it would please him to hear their king and receive his sacrifice, which he offered before he went to battle against the Ammonites.To him that excelleth. A Psalm of David. The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble: the Name of the God of Jacob defend thee:

GW For the choir director; a psalm by David. The Lord will answer you in times of trouble. The name of the God of Jacob will protect you.

It’s a guarantee. A sure thing.

GNT May the Lord answer you when you are in trouble! May the God of Jacob protect you!

HCSB For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. May Yahweh answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of Jacob’s God protect you.

ICB For the director of music. A song of David. May the Lord answer you in times of trouble. May the God of Jacob protect you.

ISV To the Director: A Davidic Psalm. May the Lord answer you in the day of distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

JUB To the Overcomer, A Psalm of David. ¶ Let the LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; let the name of the God of Jacob lift thee up

To the Overcomer. Lift thee up.

KJV The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

AKJV To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

LEB For the music director. A psalm of David. May Yahweh answer you in the day of trouble. May the name of Jacob’s God protect you.

The emphasis on the indicates the fact that a day of trouble is coming. But He will be there.

TLB In your day of trouble, may the Lord be with you! May the God of Jacob keep you from all harm.

Keep you from all harm.

MSG God answer you on the day you crash, The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm’s reach, Send reinforcements from Holy Hill, Dispatch from Zion fresh supplies, Exclaim over your offerings, Celebrate your sacrifices, Give you what your heart desires, Accomplish your plans.

Aaaaaaaaall of thiiiiiiis!

MEV For the Music Director. A Psalm of David. May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

NOG For the choir director; a psalm by David.Yahweh will answer you in times of trouble. The name of the Elohim of Jacob will protect you.

NABRE For the leader. A psalm of David.

The leader.

NASB May the Lord answer you on a day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!

NASB1995 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!

NCV For the director of music. A psalm of David. May the Lord answer you in times of trouble. May the God of Jacob protect you.

NET For the music director, a psalm of David. May the Lord answer you when you are in trouble; may the God of Jacob make you secure.

Make. You. Secure.

NIRV For the director of music. A psalm of David. May the Lord answer you when you are in trouble. May the God of Jacob keep you safe.

NIV May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

Not just the God of Jacob. But the NAME of the God of Jacob. The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe (New King James Version Proverbs 18:10).

NIVUK For the director of music. A psalm of David. May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

NKJV To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

NLV May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe.

NLT For the choir director: A psalm of David. In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry. May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.

Answer your cry. Keep you safe from all harm.

NRSV To the leader. A Psalm of David. The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!

NRSVA To the leader. A Psalm of David. The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!

NRSVACE To the leader. A Psalm of David. The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!

NRSVCE To the leader. A Psalm of David. The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!

OJB (For the one directing. Mizmor Dovid) Hashem hear thee in the Yom Tzarah (day of trouble); the Shem Elohei Ya’akov set thee up on high [i.e., out of reach of your enemies];

Out of reach of your enemies.

TPT For the Pure and Shining OneFor the end times, by David In your day of danger may Yahweh answer and deliver you. May the name of the God of Jacob set you safely on high!

Day of danger. These last two verses and this set on high! Sheesh.

RSV To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!

RSVCE To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!

TLV For the music director, a psalm of David.

VOICE For the worship leader. A song of David. May the Eternal’s answer find you, come to rescue you, when you desperately cling to the end of your rope. May the name of the True God of Jacob be your shelter.

Um. Man.

WEB For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. May Yahweh answer you in the day of trouble. May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high,

WYC To victory, the psalm of David. The Lord hear thee in the day of tribulation; the name of God of Jacob defend thee. (To victory, the song of David. May the Lord answer thee in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.)

To victory.

YLT To the Overseer. — A Psalm of David. Jehovah doth answer thee, In a day of adversity, The name of the God of Jacob doth set thee on high,

Issa fact. He answers and sets on high. It’s just who He is. Tuh.

NAME OF GOD: Elohe Tsadeki

Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. He also included the scripture for each one. I am going to put every English translation from biblegateway.com. I don’t know what all of the abbreviations stand for. You can click the hyperlink abbreviation to be directed to biblegateway.com and discover which version is which if you are unsure. 😉 My thoughts are italicized.

MEANING: God of My Righteousness

VERSE: Psalm 4:1

KJ21 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Hear me.

ASV For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness; Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress: Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

AMP To the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have freed me when I was hemmed in and relieved me when I was in distress; Be gracious to me and hear [and respond to] my prayer.

Oh. Okay AMP.

AMPC Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness (uprightness, justice, and right standing with You)! You have freed me when I was hemmed in and enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.

BRG To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

CSB For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm of David. Answer me when I call, God, who vindicates me. You freed me from affliction; be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

Answer me.

CEB Answer me when I cry out, my righteous God! Set me free from my troubles! Have mercy on me! Listen to my prayer!

CJB For the leader. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David:

CEV (A psalm by David for the music leader. Use stringed instruments.) You are my God and protector. Please answer my prayer. I was in terrible distress, but you set me free. Now have pity and listen as I pray.

Protector.

DARBY To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness: in pressure thou hast enlarged me; be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer.

DRA Unto the end, in verses. A psalm for David.

ERV To the director: With stringed instruments. A song of David. God, you showed that I was innocent. You gave me relief from all my troubles. So listen to me now when I call to you for help. Be kind to me and hear my prayer.

😊

EHV For the choir director. With stringed instruments. A psalm by David. My righteous God, answer me when I call. When I was under pressure, you gave me relief. Be merciful to me and hear my prayer.

Relief.

ESV To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

Distress. Situation was dire. Be gracious. Man.

ESVUK To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

EXB For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David. Answer me when I ·pray [L call] to you, my God who ·does what is right [is righteous; or who vindicates me]. ·Make things easier for me [Give me room; Widen my way] when I am in trouble. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

Who does what is right. Make things easier. Give me room. Widen my way.

GNV When Saul persecuted him, he called upon God, trusting most assuredly in his promise, and therefore boldly reproveth his enemies, who willfully resisted his dominion, 7 and finally preferreth the favor of God before all worldly treasures.To him that excelleth on Neginoth. A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast set me at liberty, when I was in distress: have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.

Trusting most assuredly in his promise. Set me at liberty. Hearken unto. Come to.

GW For the choir director; with stringed instruments; a psalm by David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness. You have freed me from my troubles. Have pity on me, and hear my prayer!

Freed me. Have pity.

GNT Answer me when I pray, O God, my defender! When I was in trouble, you helped me. Be kind to me now and hear my prayer.

My defender. Helped me. Be kind to me.

HCSB For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic psalm. Answer me when I call, God, who vindicates me. You freed me from affliction; be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

Vindicates me. Freed me from my affliction.

ICB For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A song of David. Answer me when I pray to you, my God who does what is right. Lift the load that I carry. Be kind to me and hear my prayer.

Whew. Lift the load that I carry.

ISV To the Director: With stringed instruments. A Davidic Psalm When I call, answer me, my righteous God! When I was in distress, you set me free. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

JUB To the Overcomer in Neginoth, A Psalm of David. ¶ Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness; thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Enlarged me. I can’t even.

KJV Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

AKJV To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

LEB For the music director; with stringed instruments. A psalm of David. When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness. In trouble deliver me. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

TLB O God, you have declared me perfect in your eyes; you have always cared for me in my distress; now hear me as I call again. Have mercy on me. Hear my prayer.

Yo. Declared me perfect in your eyes!

MSG When I call, give me answers. God, take my side! Once, in a tight place, you gave me room; Now I’m in trouble again: grace me! hear me!

Yas!

MEV For the Music Director. With stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

NOG For the choir director; with stringed instruments; a psalm by David. Answer me when I call, O Elohim of my righteousness. You have freed me from my troubles. Have pity on me, and hear my prayer!

NABRE For the leader; with stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

NASB Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

Relieved.

NASB1995 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

NCV For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David. Answer me when I pray to you, my God who does what is right. Make things easier for me when I am in trouble. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

NET For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of David. When I call out, answer me, O God who vindicates me. Though I am hemmed in, you will lead me into a wide, open place. Have mercy on me and respond to my prayer.

Though I am hemmed in. Lead me into a wide, open place.

NIRV For the director of music. A psalm of David to be played on stringed instruments. My faithful God, answer me when I call out to you. Give me rest from my trouble. Have mercy on me. Hear my prayer.

Fairhful God. Call out to you. Give me rest.

NIV Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

NIVUK For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David. Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

NKJV To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

God of my righteousness.

NLV Answer me when I call, O my God Who is right and good! You have made a way for me when I needed help. Be kind to me, and hear my prayer.

God who is right and good. Made a way for me.

NLT For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments. Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

Declares me innocent.

NRSV To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.

NRSVA To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.

NRSVACE To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.

NRSVCE To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.

OJB (For the one directing. With stringed instruments. Mizmor Dovid.) Hear me when I call, Elohei tzidki (O G-d of my righteousness); Thou hast relieved me when I was in distress; channeini, and hear my tefillah.

TPT For the Pure and Shining OneFor the end, a melody by King David God, you are my righteousness, my champion defender. Answer me when I cry for help! Whenever I was in distress, you enlarged me. I’m being squeezed again—I need your kindness right away! Grant me your grace, hear my prayer, and set me free!

For the Pure and Shining One. Being squeezed again…grant me your grace. I know where to go when things aren’t going well…

RSV To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my right! Thou hast given me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.

RSVCE To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my right! Thou hast given me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.

TLV For the music director, on stringed instruments, a psalm of David.

VOICE For the worship leader. A song of David accompanied by strings. Answer my prayers, O True God, the righteous, who makes me right. I was hopelessly surrounded, and You rescued me. Once again hear me; hide me in Your favor; bring victory in defeat and hope in hopelessness.

O True God. Makes me right. I was surrounded. You rescued me. Once again hear me. Hide me in your favor. BRING victory in defeat and hope in hopelessness. Ion care that I basically re-typed the whole verse. These wordssssssssss.

WEB For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm by David. Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. Give me relief from my distress. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

WYC To the victory in organs, the psalm of David. When I inwardly called, God of my rightwiseness heard me; in tribulation thou hast alarged to me. Have thou mercy on me; and hear thou my prayer. (To victory, on instruments, the song of David. Please answer me when I call thee, O God of my righteousness. For when I was in trouble, thou set me free, or at large. So have thou mercy on me; and hear thou my prayer.)

Yessir! Yep. This!

YLT To the Overseer with Stringed Instruments. — A Psalm of David. In my calling answer Thou me, O God of my righteousness. In adversity Thou gavest enlargement to me; Favour me, and hear my prayer.

Overseer. Adversity.

I skipped over some things. Chief musician, choirmaster, and worship leader. Interesting titles David gave to God…

Jeremiah 1-2 The Message MSG

My words will be italicized wherever they appear. Should the Bible be italicized near my words, I’ll do something to differentiate them.

Jeremiah 1

Demolish, and Then Start Over

1-4 The Message of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah of the family of priests who lived in Anathoth in the country of Benjamin. God’s Message began to come to him during the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amon reigned over Judah. It continued to come to him during the time Jehoiakim son of Josiah reigned over Judah. And it continued to come to him clear down to the fifth month of the eleventh year of the reign of Zedekiah son of Josiah over Judah, the year that Jerusalem was taken into exile. This is what God said:

“Before I shaped you in the womb,
    I knew all about you.
Before you saw the light of day,
    I had holy plans for you:
A prophet to the nations—
    that’s what I had in mind for you.”

To hear this from God. I can’t imagine being the first. We read it and take heart in it. But. Man.

But I said, “Hold it, Master God! Look at me.
    I don’t know anything. I’m only a boy!”

So refreshing the lack of pride and honesty about his true place.

7-8 God told me, “Don’t say, ‘I’m only a boy.’
    I’ll tell you where to go and you’ll go there.
I’ll tell you what to say and you’ll say it.
    Don’t be afraid of a soul.
I’ll be right there, looking after you.”
    God’s Decree.

😊

9-10 God reached out, touched my mouth, and said,
    “Look! I’ve just put my words in your mouth—hand-delivered!
See what I’ve done? I’ve given you a job to do
    among nations and governments—a red-letter day!
Your job is to pull up and tear down,
    take apart and demolish,
And then start over,
    building and planting.”

Whoa.

Stand Up and Say Your Piece

11-12 God’s Message came to me: “What do you see, Jeremiah?”
    I said, “A walking stick—that’s all.”
And God said, “Good eyes! I’m sticking with you.
    I’ll make every word I give you come true.”

13-15 God’s Message came again: “So what do you see now?”
    I said, “I see a boiling pot, tipped down toward us.”
Then God told me, “Disaster will pour out of the north
    on everyone living in this land.
Watch for this: I’m calling all the kings out of the north.”
    God’s Decree.

15-16 “They’ll come and set up headquarters
    facing Jerusalem’s gates,
Facing all the city walls,
    facing all the villages of Judah.
I’ll pronounce my judgment on the people of Judah
    for walking out on me—what a terrible thing to do!—
And courting other gods with their offerings,
    worshiping as gods sticks they’d carved, stones they’d painted.

Well

17 “But you—up on your feet and get dressed for work!
    Stand up and say your piece. Say exactly what I tell you to say.
Don’t pull your punches
    or I’ll pull you out of the lineup.

18-19 “Stand at attention while I prepare you for your work.
    I’m making you as impregnable as a castle,
Immovable as a steel post,
    solid as a concrete block wall.
You’re a one-man defense system
    against this culture,
Against Judah’s kings and princes,
    against the priests and local leaders.
They’ll fight you, but they won’t
    even scratch you.
I’ll back you up every inch of the way.”
    God’s Decree.

😊😍

Jeremiah 2

Israel Was God’s Holy Choice

1-3 God’s Message came to me. It went like this:

“Get out in the streets and call to Jerusalem,
    ‘God’s Message!
I remember your youthful loyalty,
    our love as newlyweds.
You stayed with me through the wilderness years,
    stuck with me through all the hard places.
Israel was God’s holy choice,
    the pick of the crop.
Anyone who laid a hand on her
    would soon wish he hadn’t!’”
        God’s Decree.

4-6 Hear God’s Message, House of Jacob!
    Yes, you—House of Israel!
God’s Message: “What did your ancestors find fault with in me
    that they drifted so far from me,
Took up with Sir Windbag
    and turned into windbags themselves?
It never occurred to them to say, ‘Where’s God,
    the God who got us out of Egypt,
Who took care of us through thick and thin, those rough-and-tumble
    wilderness years of parched deserts and death valleys,
A land that no one who enters comes out of,
    a cruel, inhospitable land?’

7-8 “I brought you to a garden land
    where you could eat lush fruit.
But you barged in and polluted my land,
    trashed and defiled my dear land.
The priests never thought to ask, ‘Where’s God?’
    The religion experts knew nothing of me.
The rulers defied me.
    The prophets preached god Baal
And chased empty god-dreams and silly god-schemes.

9-11 “Because of all this, I’m bringing charges against you”
        —God’s Decree—
    “charging you and your children and your grandchildren.
Look around. Have you ever seen anything quite like this?
    Sail to the western islands and look.
Travel to the Kedar wilderness and look.
    Look closely. Has this ever happened before,
That a nation has traded in its gods
    for gods that aren’t even close to gods?
But my people have traded my Glory
    for empty god-dreams and silly god-schemes.

12-13 “Stand in shock, heavens, at what you see!
    Throw up your hands in disbelief—this can’t be!”
        God’s Decree.
“My people have committed a compound sin:
    they’ve walked out on me, the fountain
Of fresh flowing waters, and then dug cisterns—
    cisterns that leak, cisterns that are no better than sieves.

14-17 “Isn’t Israel a valued servant,
    born into a family with place and position?
So how did she end up a piece of meat
    fought over by snarling and roaring lions?
There’s nothing left of her but a few old bones,
    her towns trashed and deserted.
Egyptians from the cities of Memphis and Tahpanhes
    have broken your skulls.
And why do you think all this has happened?
    Isn’t it because you walked out on your God
    just as he was beginning to lead you in the right way?

Meat fought over by … lions. God is once again not playin with the people.

18-19 “And now, what do you think you’ll get by going off to Egypt?
    Maybe a cool drink of Nile River water?
Or what do you think you’ll get by going off to Assyria?
    Maybe a long drink of Euphrates River water?
Your evil ways will get you a sound thrashing, that’s what you’ll get.
    You’ll pay dearly for your disloyal ways.
Take a long, hard look at what you’ve done and its bitter results.
    Was it worth it to have walked out on your God?”
        God’s Decree, Master God-of-the-Angel-Armies.

Addicted to Alien Gods

20-22 “A long time ago you broke out of the harness.
    You shook off all restraints.
You said, ‘I will not serve!’
    and off you went,
Visiting every sex-and-religion shrine on the way,
    like a common whore.
You were a select vine when I planted you
    from completely reliable stock.
And look how you’ve turned out—
    a tangle of rancid growth, a poor excuse for a vine.
Scrub, using the strongest soaps.
    Scour your skin raw.
The sin-grease won’t come out. I can’t stand to even look at you!”
    God’s Decree, the Master’s Decree.

23-24 “How dare you tell me, ‘I’m not stained by sin.
    I’ve never chased after the Baal sex gods’!
Well, look at the tracks you’ve left behind in the valley.
    How do you account for what is written in the desert dust—
Tracks of a camel in heat, running this way and that,
    tracks of a wild donkey in rut,
Sniffing the wind for the slightest scent of sex.
    Who could possibly corral her!
On the hunt for sex, sex, and more sex—
    insatiable, indiscriminate, promiscuous.

25 “Slow down. Take a deep breath. What’s the hurry?
    Why wear yourself out? Just what are you after anyway?
But you say, ‘I can’t help it.
    I’m addicted to alien gods. I can’t quit.’

26-28 “Just as a thief is chagrined, but only when caught,
    so the people of Israel are chagrined,
Caught along with their kings and princes,
    their priests and prophets.
They walk up to a tree and say, ‘My father!’
    They pick up a stone and say, ‘My mother! You bore me!’
All I ever see of them is their backsides.
    They never look me in the face.
But when things go badly, they don’t hesitate to come running,
    calling out, ‘Get a move on! Save us!’
Why not go to your handcrafted gods you’re so fond of?
    Rouse them. Let them save you from your bad times.
You’ve got more gods, Judah,
    than you know what to do with.

Trying Out Another Sin-Project

29-30 “What do you have against me,
    running off to assert your ‘independence’?”
        God’s Decree.
“I’ve wasted my time trying to train your children.
    They’ve paid no attention to me, ignored my discipline.
And you’ve gotten rid of your God-messengers,
    treating them like dirt and sweeping them away.

31-32 “What a generation you turned out to be!
    Didn’t I tell you? Didn’t I warn you?
Have I let you down, Israel?
    Am I nothing but a dead-end street?
Why do my people say, ‘Good riddance!
    From now on we’re on our own’?
Young women don’t forget their jewelry, do they?
    Brides don’t show up without their veils, do they?
But my people forget me.
    Day after day after day they never give me a thought.

33-35 “What an impressive start you made
    to get the most out of life.
You founded schools of sin,
    taught graduate courses in evil!
And now you’re sending out graduates, resplendent in cap and gown—
    except the gowns are stained with the blood of your victims!
All that blood convicts you.
    You cut and hurt a lot of people to get where you are.
And yet you have the nerve to say, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.
    God doesn’t mind. He hasn’t punished me, has he?’
Don’t look now, but judgment’s on the way,
    aimed at you who say, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’

36-37 “You think it’s just a small thing, don’t you,
    to try out another sin-project when the first one fails?
But Egypt will leave you in the lurch
    the same way that Assyria did.
You’re going to walk away from there
    wringing your hands.
I, God, have blacklisted those you trusted.
    You’ll get not a lick of help from them.”

Whew. Yo! Sheesh. Man! Whoa. All the words. They were trippin and He wasn’t havin it!

NAME OF GOD: Elohe Tishuathi

Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. He also included the scripture for each one. I am going to put every English translation from biblegateway.com. I don’t know what all of the abbreviations stand for. You can click the hyperlink abbreviation to be directed to biblegateway.com and discover which version is which if you are unsure. 😉 My thoughts are italicized.

MEANING: God of My Salvation

VERSE: Psalm 51:14

KJ21 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of Thy righteousness.

It’s the honesty and humbleness for me. The author acknowledges their wrong and seeks Godnto deal with it.

ASV Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation; And my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

AMP Rescue me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation; Then my tongue will sing joyfully of Your righteousness and Your justice.

Not just deliver but rescue.

AMPC Deliver me from bloodguiltiness and death, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness (Your rightness and Your justice).

Righteousness and justice.

BRG Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

CSB Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God— God of my salvation— and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

Save me.

CEB Deliver me from violence, God, God of my salvation, so that my tongue can sing of your righteousness.

Ooh. Violence.

CJB Restore my joy in your salvation, and let a willing spirit uphold me.

I dig it.

CEV Keep me from any deadly sin. Only you can save me! Then I will shout and sing about your power to save.

Yas!

DARBY Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

ERV God, spare me from the punishment of death. My God, you are the one who saves me! Let me sing about all the good things you do for me!

Spare me from the punishment of death.

EHV Deliver me from bloodshed, O God, the God who saves me. My tongue will shout for joy about your righteousness.

The God who saves me.

ESV Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

ESVUK Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

EXB God, save me from ·the guilt of murder [bloodshed], God of my ·salvation [rescue], and ·I will sing about your goodness [L let my tongue sing for joy of your righteousness].

GNV Deliver me from blood, O God, which art the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing joyfully of thy righteousness.

Which art.

GW Rescue me from the guilt of murder, O God, my savior. Let my tongue sing joyfully about your righteousness!

GNT Spare my life, O God, and save me, and I will gladly proclaim your righteousness.

Not just spare me. Spare my life.

HCSB Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.

ICB God, save me from the guilt of murder. God, you are the one who saves me. I will sing about your goodness.

ISV Deliver me from the guilt of shedding blood, God, God of my salvation. Then my tongue will sing about your righteousness.

JUB ¶ Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

KJV Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

AKJV Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

LEB Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, the God of my salvation; then my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

TLB Don’t sentence me to death. O my God, you alone can rescue me. Then I will sing of your forgiveness, for my lips will be unsealed—oh, how I will praise you.

Don’t sentence me to death. You alone can rescue me.

MSG Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean, scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life. Tune me in to foot-tapping songs, set these once-broken bones to dancing. Don’t look too close for blemishes, give me a clean bill of health. God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life. Don’t throw me out with the trash, or fail to breathe holiness in me. Bring me back from gray exile, put a fresh wind in my sails! Give me a job teaching rebels your ways so the lost can find their way home. Commute my death sentence, God, my salvation God, and I’ll sing anthems to your life-giving ways. Unbutton my lips, dear God; I’ll let loose with your praise.

The way The Message numbers…I put the verse in bold. Commute my death sentence. My goodness. Song anthems. Life-giving ways. Unbutton my lips.

MEV Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of Your righteousness.

NOG Rescue me from the guilt of murder, O Elohim, my savior. Let my tongue sing joyfully about your righteousness!

NABRE Restore to me the gladness of your salvation; uphold me with a willing spirit.

NASB Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God, the God of my salvation; Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.

NASB1995 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation; Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.

NCV God, save me from the guilt of murder, God of my salvation, and I will sing about your goodness.

NET Rescue me from the guilt of murder, O God, the God who delivers me. Then my tongue will shout for joy because of your righteousness.

NIRV You are the God who saves me. I have committed murder. God, take away my guilt. Then my tongue will sing about how right you are no matter what you do.

NIV Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

NIVUK Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Saviour, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

NKJV Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.

NLV Save me from the guilt of blood, O God. You are the God Who saves me. Then my tongue will sing with joy about how right and good You are.

NLT Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.

Forgive me. Interesting that deliverance is equated with forgiveness.

NRSV Deliver me from bloodshed, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.

NRSVA Deliver me from bloodshed, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.

NRSVACE Deliver me from bloodshed, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.

NRSVCE Deliver me from bloodshed, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.

OJB Save me from damim (bloodguiltiness), O Elohim, Thou Elohei Teshuati; and my leshon shall sing aloud of Thy tzedakah.

TPT O God, my saving God, deliver me fully from every sin, even the sin that brought bloodguilt. Then my heart will once again be thrilled to sing the passionate songs of joy and deliverance!

Yaaaaaas!

RSV Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of thy deliverance.

RSVCE Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of thy deliverance.

TLV Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit.

VOICE Free me from the guilt of murder, of shedding a man’s blood, O God who saves me. Now my tongue, which was used to destroy, will be used to sing with deep delight of how right and just You are.

Now my tongue which was used to destroy. I feel like this was written by David. And I wonder if it is after he had Uriah killed. Ima just sit that here and not look it up. Lol. Lazy I know. But if it intrigues you, you have the makings of a search. 😊

WEB Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, the God of my salvation. My tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

WYC God, the God of mine health, deliver thou me from bloods, or sins; and my tongue shall joyfully sing (of) thy rightfulness. (God, the God of my salvation/the Godof my deliverance, save thou me from bloodshed, or from death; and my tongue shall joyfully sing of thy righteousness, or of thy justice.)

YLT Deliver me from blood, O God, God of my salvation, My tongue singeth of Thy righteousness.

NAME OF GOD: El Simchath Gili

Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. He also included the scripture for each one. I am going to put every English translation from biblegateway.com. I don’t know what all of the abbreviations stand for. You can click the hyperlink abbreviation to be directed to biblegateway.com and discover which version is which if you are unsure. 😉 My thoughts are italicized.

MEANING: God My Exceeding Joy

That made me smile.

VERSE: Psalm 43:4

KJ21 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy; yea, upon the harp will I praise Thee, O God, my God.

They go where sacrifices were made. Where prayer takes place today. They go to a special place of God. God who is their exceeding, above and beyond, joy. And they offer praise.

ASV Then will I go unto the altar of God, Unto God my exceeding joy; And upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.

AMP Then I will go to the altar of God, To God, my exceeding joy; With the lyre I will praise You, O God, my God!

AMPC Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy; yes, with the lyre will I praise You, O God, my God!

BRG Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

CSB Then I will come to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise you with the lyre, God, my God.

Greatest.

CEB Let me come to God’s altar— let me come to God, my joy, my delight— then I will give you thanks with the lyre, God, my God!

Come to. My joy. My delight. Give thanks.

CJB Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and delight; I will praise you on the lyre, God, my God.

CEV Then I will worship at your altar because you make me joyful. You are my God, and I will praise you. Yes, I will praise you as I play my harp.

Yaaaaaaas!

DARBY Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto the God of the gladness of my joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.

Gladness of my joy.

DRA For they got not the possession of the land by their own sword: neither did their own arm save them. But thy right hand and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance: because thou wast pleased with them.

Okay.

ERV I want to go to God’s altar, to the God who makes me so very happy. God, my God, I want to play my harp and sing praises to you!

😊

EHV Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and gladness. Then I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

ESV Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

God, my God.

ESVUK Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

EXB Then I will go to the altar of God, to God who is my joy and happiness. I will praise you with a ·harp [lyre], God, my God.

Happiness.

GNV Then will I go unto the altar of God, even unto the God of my joy and gladness: and upon the harp will I give thanks unto thee, O God my God.

GW Then let me go to the altar of God, to God my ⌞highest⌟ joy, and I will give thanks to you on the lyre, O God, my God.

Highest.

GNT Then I will go to your altar, O God; you are the source of my happiness. I will play my harp and sing praise to you, O God, my God.

Source of my happiness.

HCSB Then I will come to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise You with the lyre, God, my God.

ICB I will go to the altar of God, to God who is my joy and happiness. I will praise you with a harp, God, my God.

ISV Then I will approach the altar of God, even to God in whom my joy finds its source. Then I will praise you with the lyre, God, my God,

Approach. In whom my joy finds source.

JUB Then I will enter in to the altar of God, unto the God of my exceeding joy; yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

Enter into the altar. This makes it sound like an altar is any place we make special and sacred to God.

KJV Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

Unto.

AKJV Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

LEB Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my surpassing joy, and I will praise you with lyre, O God, my God.

Surpassing.

TLB There I will go to the altar of God, my exceeding joy, and praise him with my harp. O God—my God!

There I will go.

MSG Give me your lantern and compass, give me a map, So I can find my way to the sacred mountain, to the place of your presence, To enter the place of worship, meet my exuberant God, Sing my thanks with a harp, magnificent God, my God.

Sheeeeeeeeesh!

MEV Then I will go to the altar of God, to the God of my joyful gladness; with the harp I will give thanks to You, O God, my God.

NOG Then let me go to the altar of Elohim, to God my highest joy, and I will give thanks to you on the lyre, O Elohim, my Elohim.

NABRE That I may come to the altar of God, to God, my joy, my delight. Then I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.

That I may come.

NASB Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And I will praise You on the lyre, God, my God.

NASB1995 Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.

NCV Then I will go to the altar of God, to God who is my joy and happiness. I will praise you with a harp, God, my God.

NET Then I will go to the altar of God, to the God who gives me ecstatic joy, so that I may express my thanks to you, O God, my God, with a harp.

Ecstatic joy. Express my thanks.

NIRV Then I will go to the altar of God. I will go to God. He is my joy and my delight. God, you are my God. I will praise you by playing the lyre.

NIV Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

NIVUK Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

NKJV Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And on the harp I will praise You, O God, my God.

NLV Then I will go to the altar of God, the God of my joy. And I will praise You with the harp, O God, my God.

NLT There I will go to the altar of God, to God—the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God!

NRSV Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.

NRSVA Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.

NRSVACE Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.

NRSVCE Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.

OJB Then will I go unto the Mizbe’ach of Elohim, unto El my exceeding joy; yea, upon the kinnor will I praise Thee, O Elohim Elohai.

TPT Then I will come closer to your very altar until I come before you, the God of my ecstatic joy! I will praise you with the harp that plays in my heart, to you, my God, my magnificent God!

Yooooo! Will come closer…until I come before you. The harp that plays in my heart. Magnificent.

RSV Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise thee with the lyre, O God, my God.

RSVCE Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise thee with the lyre, O God, my God.

TLV Then I will come to the altar of God, to the God of my exceeding joy, and praise You upon the harp —O God, my God.

VOICE Then I will go to God’s altar with nothing to hide. I will go to God, my rapture; I will sing praises to You and play my strings, unloading my cares, unleashing my joys, to You, God, my God.

Nothing to hide. Naked. Honest. Unloading my cares. Unleashing my joys.

WEB Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy. I will praise you on the harp, God, my God.

WYC And I shall enter to the altar of God; to God, that gladdeth my youth. God, my God, I shall acknowledge to thee in an harp; (And I shall go to the altar of God; to God, who made the time of my youth happy/to the God of my joy. God, my God, I shall praise thee on the harp.)

Gladdeth my youth. Acknowledge.

YLT And I go in unto the altar of God, Unto God, the joy of my rejoicing. And I thank Thee with a harp, O God, my God.

Go in unto. My rejoicing.

NAME OF GOD: Elohim Shophtim Ba-arets

Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. He also included the scripture for each one. I am going to put every English translation from biblegateway.com. I don’t know what all of the abbreviations stand for. You can click the hyperlink abbreviation to be directed to biblegateway.com and discover which version is which if you are unsure. 😉 My thoughts are italicized.

MEANING: God that Judgeth in the Earth

VERSE: Psalm 58:11

KJ21 so that a man shall say, “Verily there is a reward for the righteous; verily He is a God that judgeth on the earth.”

Actions have consequences. It’s cool that if we live right we get good things. Some of…naaaah.

ASV So that men shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: Verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.

AMP Men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on the earth.”

AMPC Men will say, Surely there is a reward for the [uncompromisingly] righteous; surely there is a God Who judges on the earth.

Uncompromisingly.

BRG So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

In the earth. I remember doing a thing called a Bible Bowl when I was younger. We were quizzed about the Bible. I got a question about The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4). I said on earth, as many do, and not in earth. I was wrong. Words matter. On is like the outside and the pretty satellite pictures they show. In is what is contained, exists inside the earth…

CSB Then people will say, “Yes, there is a reward for the righteous! There is a God who judges on earth!”

What He does will be done openly for all to see that He is God and He takes care of the righteous.

CEB Then it will be said: “Yes, there is a reward for the righteous! Yes, there is a God who judges people on the earth.”

CJB The righteous will rejoice to see vengeance done, they will wash their feet in the blood of the wicked;

Yo. The chuckle. Well. 🤷🏾‍♀️

CEV Everyone will say, “It’s true! Good people are rewarded. God does rule the earth with justice.”

Good people are rewarded. But, better yet, He rules with justice. People get what they deserve.

DARBY And men shall say, Verily there is fruit for the righteous; verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.

Fruit. Something healthy. Sweet. Delicious. Beneficial. Good for you. Life giving. Reward of course.

DRA My God, his mercy shall prevent me.

So interesting some days…

ERV Then people will say, “Good people really are rewarded. Yes, there is a God judging the world!”

EHV Then people will say, “Surely there is fruit for the righteous. Surely there is a God judging on the earth.”

ESV Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”

ESVUK Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”

EXB Then people will say, “There really are ·rewards [fruits] for ·doing what is right [the righteous]. There really is a God who judges the ·world [earth; land].”

GNV And men shall say, Verily there is fruit for the righteous; doubtless there is a God that judgeth in the earth.

DOUBTLESS!

GW Then people will say, “Righteous people certainly have a reward. There is a God who judges on earth.”

GNT People will say, “The righteous are indeed rewarded; there is indeed a God who judges the world.”

HCSB Then people will say, “Yes, there is a reward for the righteous! There is a God who judges on earth!”

ICB Then people will say, “There really are rewards for doing what is right. There really is a God who judges the world.”

ISV A person will say, “Certainly, the righteous are rewarded; certainly there is a God who judges the earth.”

Certainly.

JUB So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous; verily there is a God that judges in the earth.

Verily. I kept reading but came back. I skipped over it above. Jesus says it a lot in the New Testament KJV. I didn’t realize it showed up in the Old Testament. I’m sure I’ve read it. I’ve read all of the book of Psalms. But not as intentionally as I’ve been reading the Bible lately. Merriam-Webster defines it as in truth, certainly, truly, confidently.

KJV So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

AKJV So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

LEB And people will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous. Surely there is a God who judges in the land.”

TLB Then at last everyone will know that good is rewarded, and that there is a God who judges justly here on earth.

Judges justly. Not with bias or corruptly.

MSG The righteous will call up their friends when they see the wicked get their reward, Serve up their blood in goblets as they toast one another, Everyone cheering, “It’s worth it to play by the rules! God’s handing out trophies and tending the earth!”

The imagery. My chuckle and headshake. But….

MEV and people will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on the earth.”

NOG Then people will say, “Righteous people certainly have a reward. There is an Elohim who judges on earth.”

NABRE Then the just shall rejoice to see the vengeance and bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.

Um.

NASB And people will say, “There certainly is a reward for the righteous; There certainly is a God who judges on the earth!”

NASB1995 And men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on earth!”

NCV Then people will say, “There really are rewards for doing what is right. There really is a God who judges the world.”

Really. Really. Frfr.

NET Then observers will say, “Yes indeed, the godly are rewarded. Yes indeed, there is a God who judges in the earth.”

Yes indeed!

NIRV Then people will say, “The godly will get their reward. There really is a God who judges the earth.”

NIV Then people will say, “Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.”

NIVUK Then people will say, ‘Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.’

NKJV So that men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely He is God who judges in the earth.”

Surely. Skippwd over it a bunch. But surely. Without doubt. No question.

NLV And men will say, “For sure there is pay for those who are right and good. For sure there is a God Who says who is guilty or not on the earth.”

For sure. There is pay.

NLT Then at last everyone will say, “There truly is a reward for those who live for God; surely there is a God who judges justly here on earth.”

Then at last. After the struggle ends. After time has passed. Eventually. At some point.

NRSV People will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”

NRSVA People will say, ‘Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.’

NRSVACE People will say, ‘Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.’

NRSVCE People will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”

OJB So that adam shall say, Verily there is a reward for the tzaddik; verily yesh Elohim Shofetim ba’aretz (there is a G-d that judgeth in the earth).

TPT Then everyone will say, “There is a God who judges the judges” and “There is a great reward in loving God!”

Judges the judges. Great reward in loving God.

RSV Men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”

RSVCE Men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”

TLV The righteous one will rejoice when he beholds vengeance, when he washes his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Speechless. But that behold. Look at. See.

VOICE And it will be heard, “Those who seek justice will be rewarded. Indeed, there is a God who brings justice to the earth!”

Those who seek justice will be rewarded. God who brings justice.

WEB so that men shall say, “Most certainly there is a reward for the righteous. Most certainly there is a God who judges the earth.”

Not just certainly. Most certainly.

WYC And a man shall say truly, For fruit is to a just man; truly God is deeming them in earth. (And someone shall say, Truly there is a reward for the righteous; truly God is judging people here on earth.)

Deeming. Per Merriam-Webster, to come to think or judge, consider.

YLT And man saith: `Surely fruit [is] for the righteous: Surely there is a God judging in the earth!’

Isaiah 65-66 The Message MSG

My words will be italicized wherever they appear. Should the Bible be italicized near my words, I’ll do something to differentiate them.

Isaiah 65

The People Who Bothered to Reach Out to God

1-7 “I’ve made myself available
    to those who haven’t bothered to ask.
I’m here, ready to be found
    by those who haven’t bothered to look.
I kept saying ‘I’m here, I’m right here’
    to a nation that ignored me.
I reached out day after day
    to a people who turned their backs on me,
People who make wrong turns,
    who insist on doing things their own way.
They get on my nerves,
    are rude to my face day after day,
Make up their own kitchen religion,
    a potluck religious stew.
They spend the night in tombs
    to get messages from the dead,
Eat forbidden foods
    and drink a witch’s brew of potions and charms.
They say, ‘Keep your distance.
    Don’t touch me. I’m holier than thou.’
These people gag me.
    I can’t stand their stench.
Look at this! Their sins are all written out—
    I have the list before me.
I’m not putting up with this any longer.
    I’ll pay them the wages
They have coming for their sins.
    And for the sins of their parents lumped in,
    a bonus.” God says so.
“Because they’ve practiced their blasphemous worship,
    mocking me at their hillside shrines,
I’ll let loose the consequences
    and pay them in full for their actions.”

This is comical. They get on my nerves. They gag me. Man. But. Facts.

8-10 God’s Message:

“But just as one bad apple doesn’t ruin the whole bushel,
    there are still plenty of good apples left.
So I’ll preserve those in Israel who obey me.
    I won’t destroy the whole nation.
I’ll bring out my true children from Jacob
    and the heirs of my mountains from Judah.
My chosen will inherit the land,
    my servants will move in.
The lush valley of Sharon in the west
    will be a pasture for flocks,
And in the east, the valley of Achor,
    a place for herds to graze.
These will be for the people
    who bothered to reach out to me, who wanted me in their lives,
    who actually bothered to look for me.

😊😍

11-12 “But you who abandon me, your God,
    who forget the holy mountains,
Who hold dinners for Lady Luck
    and throw cocktail parties for Sir Fate,
Well, you asked for it. Fate it will be:
    your destiny, Death.
For when I invited you, you ignored me;
    when I spoke to you, you brushed me off.
You did the very things I exposed as evil;
    you chose what I hate.”

🤷🏾‍♀️

13-16 Therefore, this is the Message from the Master, God:

“My servants will eat,
    and you’ll go hungry;
My servants will drink,
    and you’ll go thirsty;
My servants will rejoice,
    and you’ll hang your heads.
My servants will laugh from full hearts,
    and you’ll cry out heartbroken,
    yes, wail from crushed spirits.
Your legacy to my chosen
    will be your name reduced to a cussword.
I, God, will put you to death
    and give a new name to my servants.
Then whoever prays a blessing in the land
    will use my faithful name for the blessing,
And whoever takes an oath in the land
    will use my faithful name for the oath,
Because the earlier troubles are gone and forgotten,
    banished far from my sight.

Con. Se. Quen. Ces.

New Heavens and a New Earth

17-25 “Pay close attention now:
    I’m creating new heavens and a new earth.
All the earlier troubles, chaos, and pain
    are things of the past, to be forgotten.
Look ahead with joy.
    Anticipate what I’m creating:
I’ll create Jerusalem as sheer joy,
    create my people as pure delight.
I’ll take joy in Jerusalem,
    take delight in my people:
No more sounds of weeping in the city,
    no cries of anguish;
No more babies dying in the cradle,
    or old people who don’t enjoy a full lifetime;
One-hundredth birthdays will be considered normal—
    anything less will seem like a cheat.
They’ll build houses
    and move in.
They’ll plant fields
    and eat what they grow.
No more building a house
    that some outsider takes over,
No more planting fields
    that some enemy confiscates,
For my people will be as long-lived as trees,
    my chosen ones will have satisfaction in their work.
They won’t work and have nothing come of it,
    they won’t have children snatched out from under them.
For they themselves are plantings blessed by God,
    with their children and grandchildren likewise God-blessed.
Before they call out, I’ll answer.
    Before they’ve finished speaking, I’ll have heard.
Wolf and lamb will graze the same meadow,
    lion and ox eat straw from the same trough,
    but snakes—they’ll get a diet of dirt!
Neither animal nor human will hurt or kill
    anywhere on my Holy Mountain,” says God.

What a way to end the second to last, penultimate chapter of Isaiah!

Isaiah 66

Living Worship to God

1-2 God’s Message:

“Heaven’s my throne,
    earth is my footstool.
What sort of house could you build for me?
    What holiday spot reserve for me?
I made all this! I own all this!”
    God’s Decree.
“But there is something I’m looking for:
    a person simple and plain,
    reverently responsive to what I say.

3-4 “Your acts of worship
    are acts of sin:
Your sacrificial slaughter of the ox
    is no different from murdering the neighbor;
Your offerings for worship,
    no different from dumping pig’s blood on the altar;
Your presentation of memorial gifts,
    no different from honoring a no-god idol.
You choose self-serving worship,
    you delight in self-centered worship—disgusting!
Well, I choose to expose your nonsense
    and let you realize your worst fears,
Because when I invited you, you ignored me;
    when I spoke to you, you brushed me off.
You did the very things I exposed as evil,
    you chose what I hate.”

But listen to what God has to say
    to you who reverently respond to his Word:
“Your own families hate you
    and turn you out because of me.
They taunt you, ‘Let us see God’s glory!
    If God’s so great, why aren’t you happy?’
But they’re the ones
    who are going to end up shamed.”

Rumbles of thunder from the city!
    A voice out of the Temple!
God’s voice,
    handing out judgment to his enemies:

7-9 “Before she went into labor,
    she had the baby.
Before the birth pangs hit,
    she delivered a son.
Has anyone ever heard of such a thing?
    Has anyone seen anything like this?
A country born in a day?
    A nation born in a flash?
But Zion was barely in labor
    when she had her babies!
Do I open the womb
    and not deliver the baby?
Do I, the One who delivers babies,
    shut the womb?

10-11 “Rejoice, Jerusalem,
    and all who love her, celebrate!
And all you who have shed tears over her,
    join in the happy singing.
You newborns can satisfy yourselves
    at her nurturing breasts.
Yes, delight yourselves and drink your fill
    at her ample bosom.”

12-13 God’s Message:

“I’ll pour robust well-being into her like a river,
    the glory of nations like a river in flood.
You’ll nurse at her breasts,
    nestle in her bosom,
    and be bounced on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,
    so I’ll comfort you.
    You will be comforted in Jerusalem.”

14-16 You’ll see all this and burst with joy
    —you’ll feel ten feet tall—
As it becomes apparent that God is on your side
    and against his enemies.
For God arrives like wildfire
    and his chariots like a tornado,
A furious outburst of anger,
    a rebuke fierce and fiery.
For it’s by fire that God brings judgment,
    a death sentence on the human race.
Many, oh so many,
    are under God’s sentence of death:

17 “All who enter the sacred groves for initiation in those unholy rituals that climaxed in that foul and obscene meal of pigs and mice will eat together and then die together.” God’s Decree.

18-21 “I know everything they’ve ever done or thought. I’m going to come and then gather everyone—all nations, all languages. They’ll come and see my glory. I’ll set up a station at the center. I’ll send the survivors of judgment all over the world: Spain and Africa, Turkey and Greece, and the far-off islands that have never heard of me, who know nothing of what I’ve done nor who I am. I’ll send them out as missionaries to preach my glory among the nations. They’ll return with all your long-lost brothers and sisters from all over the world. They’ll bring them back and offer them in living worship to God. They’ll bring them on horses and wagons and carts, on mules and camels, straight to my holy mountain Jerusalem,” says God. “They’ll present them just as Israelites present their offerings in a ceremonial vessel in the Temple of God. I’ll even take some of them and make them priests and Levites,” says God.

22-23 “For just as the new heavens and new earth
    that I am making will stand firm before me”
        —God’s Decree—
“So will your children
    and your reputation stand firm.
Month after month and week by week,
    everyone will come to worship me,” God says.

24 “And then they’ll go out and look at what happened
    to those who rebelled against me. Corpses!
Maggots endlessly eating away on them,
    an endless supply of fuel for fires.
Everyone who sees what’s happened
    and smells the stench retches.”

I was caught up reading this. Um. That last verse. Lol. Great end to this chapter of judgment and hope. On to the next tomorrow!

Isaiah 63-64 The Message MSG

My words will be italicized wherever they appear. Should the Bible be italicized near my words, I’ll do something to differentiate them.

Isaiah 63

Who Goes There?

The watchmen call out,
“Who goes there, marching out of Edom,
    out of Bozrah in clothes dyed red?
Name yourself, so splendidly dressed,
    advancing, bristling with power!”

“It is I: I speak what is right,
    I, mighty to save!”

“And why are your robes so red,
    your clothes dyed red like those who tread grapes?”

3-6 “I’ve been treading the winepress alone.
    No one was there to help me.
Angrily, I stomped the grapes;
    raging, I trampled the people.
Their blood spurted all over me—
    all my clothes were soaked with blood.
I was set on vengeance.
    The time for redemption had arrived.
I looked around for someone to help
    —no one.
I couldn’t believe it
    —not one volunteer.
So I went ahead and did it myself,
    fed and fueled by my rage.
I trampled the people in my anger,
    crushed them under foot in my wrath,
    soaked the earth with their lifeblood.”

A. Lot.

All the Things God Has Done That Need Praising

7-9 I’ll make a list of God’s gracious dealings,
    all the things God has done that need praising,
All the generous bounties of God,
    his great goodness to the family of Israel—
Compassion lavished,
    love extravagant.
He said, “Without question these are my people,
    children who would never betray me.”
So he became their Savior.
    In all their troubles,
    he was troubled, too.
He didn’t send someone else to help them.
    He did it himself, in person.
Out of his own love and pity
    he redeemed them.
He rescued them and carried them along
    for a long, long time.

10 But they turned on him;
    they grieved his Holy Spirit.
So he turned on them,
    became their enemy and fought them.

Well.

11-14 Then they remembered the old days,
    the days of Moses, God’s servant:
“Where is he who brought the shepherds of his flock
    up and out of the sea?
And what happened to the One who set
    his Holy Spirit within them?
Who linked his arm with Moses’ right arm,
    divided the waters before them,
Making him famous ever after,
    and led them through the muddy abyss
    as surefooted as horses on hard, level ground?
Like a herd of cattle led to pasture,
    the Spirit of God gave them rest.”

14-19 That’s how you led your people!
    That’s how you became so famous!
Look down from heaven, look at us!
    Look out the window of your holy and magnificent house!
Whatever happened to your passion,
    your famous mighty acts,
Your heartfelt pity, your compassion?
    Why are you holding back?
You are our Father.
    Abraham and Israel are long dead.
    They wouldn’t know us from Adam.
But you’re our living Father,
    our Redeemer, famous from eternity!
Why, God, did you make us wander from your ways?
    Why did you make us cold and stubborn
    so that we no longer worshiped you in awe?
Turn back for the sake of your servants.
    You own us! We belong to you!
For a while your holy people had it good,
    but now our enemies have wrecked your holy place.
For a long time now, you’ve paid no attention to us.
    It’s like you never knew us.

Laughable. Smh.

Isaiah 64

Can We Be Saved?

1-7 Oh, that you would rip open the heavens and descend,
    make the mountains shudder at your presence—
As when a forest catches fire,
    as when fire makes a pot to boil—
To shock your enemies into facing you,
    make the nations shake in their boots!
You did terrible things we never expected,
    descended and made the mountains shudder at your presence.
Since before time began
    no one has ever imagined,
No ear heard, no eye seen, a God like you
    who works for those who wait for him.
You meet those who happily do what is right,
    who keep a good memory of the way you work.
But how angry you’ve been with us!
    We’ve sinned and kept at it so long!
    Is there any hope for us? Can we be saved?
We’re all sin-infected, sin-contaminated.
    Our best efforts are grease-stained rags.
We dry up like autumn leaves—
    sin-dried, we’re blown off by the wind.
No one prays to you
    or makes the effort to reach out to you
Because you’ve turned away from us,
    left us to stew in our sins.

Make the last two sentences make sense. Nonsense. The entitlement and lack of awareness.

8-12 Still, God, you are our Father.
    We’re the clay and you’re our potter:
    All of us are what you made us.
Don’t be too angry with us, O God.
    Don’t keep a permanent account of wrongdoing.
    Keep in mind, please, we are your people—all of us.
Your holy cities are all ghost towns:
    Zion’s a ghost town,
    Jerusalem’s a field of weeds.
Our holy and beautiful Temple,
    which our ancestors filled with your praises,
Was burned down by fire,
    all our lovely parks and gardens in ruins.
In the face of all this,
    are you going to sit there unmoved, God?
Aren’t you going to say something?
    Haven’t you made us miserable long enough?

Wow.

Isaiah 61-62

My words will be italicized wherever they appear. Should the Bible be italicized near my words, I’ll do something to differentiate them.

Isaiah 61

Announce Freedom to All Captives

1-7 The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me
    because God anointed me.
He sent me to preach good news to the poor,
    heal the heartbroken,
Announce freedom to all captives,
    pardon all prisoners.
God sent me to announce the year of his grace—
    a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies—
    and to comfort all who mourn,
To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion,
    give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes,
Messages of joy instead of news of doom,
    a praising heart instead of a languid spirit.
Rename them “Oaks of Righteousness”
    planted by God to display his glory.
They’ll rebuild the old ruins,
    raise a new city out of the wreckage.
They’ll start over on the ruined cities,
    take the rubble left behind and make it new.
You’ll hire outsiders to herd your flocks
    and foreigners to work your fields,
But you’ll have the title “Priests of God,”
    honored as ministers of our God.
You’ll feast on the bounty of nations,
    you’ll bask in their glory.
Because you got a double dose of trouble
    and more than your share of contempt,
Your inheritance in the land will be doubled
    and your joy go on forever.

Yas. Hope. Redemption. Recompense. Reward. Restoration. Revival. Okay. I’m done. Lol.

8-9 “Because I, God, love fair dealing
    and hate thievery and crime,
I’ll pay your wages on time and in full,
    and establish my eternal covenant with you.
Your descendants will become well-known all over.
    Your children in foreign countries
Will be recognized at once
    as the people I have blessed.”

Show out and off.

10-11 I will sing for joy in God,
    explode in praise from deep in my soul!
He dressed me up in a suit of salvation,
    he outfitted me in a robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom who puts on a tuxedo
    and a bride a jeweled tiara.
For as the earth bursts with spring wildflowers,
    and as a garden cascades with blossoms,
So the Master, God, brings righteousness into full bloom
    and puts praise on display before the nations.

The praise n worship.

Isaiah 62

Look, Your Savior Comes!

1-5 Regarding Zion, I can’t keep my mouth shut,
    regarding Jerusalem, I can’t hold my tongue,
Until her righteousness blazes down like the sun
    and her salvation flames up like a torch.
Foreign countries will see your righteousness,
    and world leaders your glory.
You’ll get a brand-new name
    straight from the mouth of God.
You’ll be a stunning crown in the palm of God’s hand,
    a jeweled gold cup held high in the hand of your God.
No more will anyone call you Rejected,
    and your country will no more be called Ruined.
You’ll be called Hephzibah (My Delight),
    and your land Beulah (Married),
Because God delights in you
    and your land will be like a wedding celebration.
For as a young man marries his virgin bride,
    so your builder marries you,
And as a bridegroom is happy in his bride,
    so your God is happy with you.

This. Also. Jesus. His first miracle was at a wedding (John 2:1-11). There’s a parable with him as rhe bridegroom (Matthew 25:1-13). Marriage is analogous to the relationship Jesus has with the church (Ephesians 5:22-32).

6-7 I’ve posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem.
    Day and night they keep at it, praying, calling out,
    reminding God to remember.
They are to give him no peace until he does what he said,
    until he makes Jerusalem famous as the City of Praise.

I mean. It never hurts to remind God of what He said. He didn’t forget. But, it is helpful to us and shows Him we heard Him and expect Him to make good on it.

8-9 God has taken a solemn oath,
    an oath he means to keep:
“Never again will I open your grain-filled barns
    to your enemies to loot and eat.
Never again will foreigners drink the wine
    that you worked so hard to produce.
No. The farmers who grow the food will eat the food
    and praise God for it.
And those who make the wine will drink the wine
    in my holy courtyards.”

Wine and vineyards again.

10-12 Walk out of the gates. Get going!
    Get the road ready for the people.
Build the highway. Get at it!
    Clear the debris,
    hoist high a flag, a signal to all peoples!
Yes! God has broadcast to all the world:
    “Tell daughter Zion, ‘Look! Your Savior comes,
Ready to do what he said he’d do,
    prepared to complete what he promised.’”
Zion will be called new names: Holy People, God-Redeemed,
    Sought-Out, City-Not-Forsaken.

Yas!

NAME OF GOD: El Shaddai

Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. He also included the scripture for each one. I am going to put every English translation from biblegateway.com. I don’t know what all of the abbreviations stand for. You can click the hyperlink abbreviation to be directed to biblegateway.com and discover which version is which if you are unsure. 😉 My thoughts are italicized.

MEANING: Almighty God

VERSE: Genesis 17:1-2

KJ21 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram and said unto him, “I am the Almighty God. Walk before Me, and be thou perfect. And I will make My covenant between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.”

Old. That’s what 99 says. Not really in those times though cuz ppl were living for hundreds of years. But, when one considers the entire story of Abram/Abraham. Crazy.

I’m struggling with patience and some promises right now. I don’t see it. It doesn’t make sense. I want to believe and trust God. But. The time it’s taking and magnitude of the miracle are so far beyond me.

That’s what God specializes in. Someone told me God dreams bugger dreams for us than we dream for ourselves. I feel like I heard someone say if you could do it you wouldn’t need God so stuff has to be big in order for Him to be God. I may have added and I don’t wanna attribute it to the wrong person.

Faith. It’s hard. It’s worth it though. God and I have a track record. There’s a whole Bible of track record. It can be hard to see the forest for the trees. It’s in these moments that we have to be careful.

We gotta take it to God and not ppl or our feelings. I told Him I wanted to quit. But I know I can’t. He’s gonna do it. He has to. After I said I wanted to quit, I reflected on who He is and who He has been. That was enough to get it back together.

We are human and will have moments of fear and doubt. But like Pastor YPJ preached, don’t let a moment mess you up. That’s the summary. Lol.

ASV And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, Jehovah appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

Ion know how he was supposed to be perfect….maybe this is a case of translation. There are plenty of words translated from the original language that don’t quite mean what they were translated into.

Back to A. He had yet to have a child at 99 and God is over there talmbout multiply exceedingly. Bruh. But. Like my auntie said recently. I wonder what A and God had been through before we are introduced to him that made him chuck the deuces and go without much more than the word go.

AMP When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; Walk [habitually] before Me [with integrity, knowing that you are always in My presence], and be blameless and complete [in obedience to Me].
“I will establish My covenant (everlasting promise) between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly [through your descendants].”

Okay. Perfect makes more sense per this here translation.

AMPC When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, I am the Almighty God; walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect (blameless, wholehearted, complete). And I will make My covenant (solemn pledge) between Me and you and will multiply you exceedingly.

Here too. And. Solemn pledge.

BRG And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

CSB When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, “I am God Almighty. Live in my presence and be blameless. I will set up my covenant between me and you, and I will multiply you greatly.”

CEB When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am El Shaddai. Walk with me and be trustworthy. I will make a covenant between us and I will give you many, many descendants.”

Be trustworthy. People talk about trusting God. But can God trust us??????

CJB When Avram was 99 years old Adonai appeared to Avram and said to him, “I am El Shaddai [God Almighty]. Walk in my presence and be pure-hearted. I will make my covenant between me and you, and I will increase your numbers greatly.”

Pure-hearted.

CEV Abram was ninety-nine years old when the Lord appeared to him again and said, “I am God All-Powerful. If you obey me and always do right,
I will keep my solemn promise to you and give you more descendants than can be counted.”

God All-Powerful.

DARBY And Abram was ninety-nine years old, when Jehovah appeared to Abram, and said to him, I [am] the Almighty God: walk before my face, and be perfect. And I will set my covenant between me and thee, and will very greatly multiply thee.

Walk before my face. To me that says know me. Looking someone in the face is one of the most important things you can do at times. People can show you their hand. Give you stuff. People can do stuff. People can say stuff. But if you look at their face while they are doing it, it can change everything. You can see their eyes. You can see the intention of their heart in their face. Unless they are a good liar with a great poker face. Hahahahahaha.

DRA And after he began to be ninety and nine years old, the Lord appeared to him: and said unto him: I am the Almighty God: walk before me, and be perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee: and I will multiply thee exceedingly.

ERV When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him. He said, “I am God All-Powerful. Obey me and live the right way. If you do this, I will prepare an agreement between us. I will promise to make your people a great nation.”

👍🏾

EHV When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty. Walk before me and be blameless. I will make my covenant between me and you, and I will make your descendants very numerous.”

Okay. So it says the Lord appeared. Most of us say this is the first time God had an encounter with A. But, like my auntie said, what took place before? It is hard to fathom that he would just leave. But hey. The appearance of God is so seemingly, indescribable at times in the Bible. He may have been in such awe that he was like aight. We out. Lol.

ESV When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.”

ESVUK When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.”

EXB When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am ·God Almighty [L El Shaddai]. ·Obey [L Walk before] me and ·do what is right [L be innocent/blameless; Job 1:1].
I will make an ·agreement [covenant; treaty; 6:18] between ·us [L me and you], and I will make you ·the ancestor of many people [L exceedingly numerous].”

GNV 5 Abram’s name is changed to confirm him in the promise. 8 The land of Canaan is the fifth time promised. 12 Circumcision instituted. 15 Sarai is named Sarah. 18 Abraham prayeth for Ishmael. 19 Isaac is promised. 23 Abraham and his house are circumcised. When Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am God all sufficient, walk before me, and be thou upright, And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and I will multiply thee exceedingly

All. Sufficient. Everything we need.

GW When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him. He said to Abram, “I am God Almighty. Live in my presence with integrity. I will give you my promise, and I will give you very many descendants.”

GNT When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am the Almighty God. Obey me and always do what is right. I will make my covenant with you and give you many descendants.”

HCSB When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, “I am God Almighty. Live in My presence and be blameless. I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you greatly.”

ICB When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him. The Lord said, “I am God All-Powerful. Obey me and do what is right. I will make an agreement between us. I will make you the ancestor of many people.”

Not only is he the ancestor of the Jewish people, he is the ancestor of any believer who has faith and trusts in the promises of God. He dealt with the seemingly insurmountable and tests out of this world as it relates to faith and the promises of God. He kept on obeying. Trusting. Believing. Having faith. And God did ALL of what He said He would do.

ISV When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and announced, “I am God Almighty. Live in constant awareness that I’m always with you, and be blameless. I’ll establish my covenant between me and you, and I’ll greatly increase your numbers.”

Yo. Live in constant awareness that I’m always with you. Man.

JUB¶ And when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee and will multiply thee exceedingly.

KJV And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

AKJV And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

LEB When Abram was ninety-nine years old Yahweh appeared to Abram. And he said to him, “I am El-Shaddai; walk before me and be blameless so that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you exceedingly.”

I thought it above and didn’t include it. But ima go ahead. Exceeding, abundantly above…Ephesians 3:20 King James Version

TLB When Abram was ninety-nine years old, God appeared to him and told him, “I am the Almighty; obey me and live as you should. I will prepare a contract between us, guaranteeing to make you into a mighty nation. In fact you shall be the father of not only one nation, but a multitude of nations!” Abram fell face downward in the dust as God talked with him.

Live as you should. A contract. Ha. See what I mean. The ppl can’t handle His presence. My mans fell face downward in the dust.

MSG When Abram was ninety-nine years old, God showed up and said to him, “I am The Strong God, live entirely before me, live to the hilt! I’ll make a covenant between us and I’ll give you a huge family.” When Abram was ninety-nine years old, God showed up and said to him, “I am The Strong God, live entirely before me, live to the hilt! I’ll make a covenant between us and I’ll give you a huge family.”

Strong God.

MEV When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am Almighty God. Walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between you and Me and will exceedingly multiply you.”

NOGWhen Abram was 99 years old, Yahweh appeared to him. He said to Abram, “I am El Shadday. Live in my presence with integrity. I will give you my promise, and I will give you very many descendants.”

NABRE When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said: I am God the Almighty. Walk in my presence and be blameless. Between you and me I will establish my covenant, and I will multiply you exceedingly.

NASB Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.
I will make My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly.”

NASB1995 Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.
“I will establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly.”

NCV When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty. Obey me and do what is right. I will make an agreement between us, and I will make you the ancestor of many people.”

NET When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am the Sovereign God. Walk before me and be blameless. Then I will confirm my covenant between me and you, and I will give you a multitude of descendants.”

Sovereign God.

NIRV When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him. He said, “I am the Mighty God. Walk faithfully with me. Live in a way that pleases me. I will now act on my covenant between me and you. I will greatly increase the number of your children after you.”

Mighty God.

NIV When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”

Faithfully.

NIVUK When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.’

NKJV When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

NLV When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord came to him and said, “I am God All-powerful. Obey Me, and be without blame. And I will keep My agreement between Me and you. I will give you many children.”

A had to do something. God didn’t say Ima do this and nothing is required of you. People wanna do whatever and live however and expect God to answer their prayers. Or they give God credit for stuff He has nothing to do with. I know I’ve said this before. But it bears repeating. We CANNOT receive all that God has for us if we are not surrendered and submitted to Him, His will, and what He requires of us. Periodt. And that’s on Mary had a little lamb whose name was Jesus. 🤣😂😉🙃

NLT When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life. I will make a covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to give you countless descendants.”

Guarantee.

NRSV When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.’

NRSVA When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.
And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.”

NRSVACE When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.’

NRSVCE When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.’

OJB And when Avram was ninety and nine shanah, Hashem appeared to Avram, and said unto him, I am El Shaddai; walk before Me, and be thou tamim (blameless). And I will confirm My brit (covenant) between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

RSV When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

RSVCE When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

TLV When Abram was 99 years old, Adonai appeared to Abram, and He said to him, “I am El Shaddai. Continually walk before Me and you will be blameless. My heart’s desire is to make My covenant between Me and you, and then I will multiply you exceedingly much.”

I like this difference. If A continually walks before God, he will be blameless. Um. My heart’s desire. Sheesh.

VOICE When Abram was 99 years old, the Eternal One appeared to him again, assuring him of the promise of a child yet to come.Eternal One: I am the God-All-Powerful. Walk before Me. Continue to trust and serve Me faithfully. Be blameless and true. If you are true and trust Me, then I will make certain the covenant with you that I promised. I will bless you with a throng of descendants.

Eternal One. God-All-Powerful. Continue to trust and serve Me faithfully. Make certain.

WEB When Abram was ninety-nine years old, Yahweh appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty. Walk before me and be blameless. I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

WYC Forsooth after that Abram began to be of ninety years and nine, the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, I am Almighty God; go thou before me, and be thou perfect; (Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, I am Almighty God; go thou before me, and do thou what is right;) and I shall set my covenant of peace betwixt me and thee; and I shall multiply thee full greatly (and I shall greatly multiply thee).

Covenant of peace. Full greatly.

YLT And Abram is a son of ninety and nine years, and Jehovah appeareth unto Abram, and saith unto him, `I [am] God Almighty, walk habitually before Me, and be thou perfect; and I give My covenant between Me and thee, and multiply thee very exceedingly.’

Isaiah 56-57 The Message MSG

My words will be italicized wherever they appear. Should the Bible be italicized near my words, I’ll do something to differentiate them.

Isaiah 56

Messages of Hope

Salvation Is Just Around the Corner

1-3 God’s Message:

“Guard my common good:
    Do what’s right and do it in the right way,
For salvation is just around the corner,
    my setting-things-right is about to go into action.
How fortunate are you who enter into these things,
    you men and women who embrace them,
Who keep Sabbath and don’t defile it,
    who watch your step and don’t do anything evil!
Make sure no outsider who now follows God
    ever has occasion to say, ‘God put me in second-class.
    I don’t really belong.’
And make sure no physically mutilated person
    is ever made to think, ‘I’m damaged goods.
    I don’t really belong.’”

Hope.

4-5 For God says:

“To the mutilated who keep my Sabbaths
    and choose what delights me
    and keep a firm grip on my covenant,
I’ll provide them an honored place
    in my family and within my city,
    even more honored than that of sons and daughters.
I’ll confer permanent honors on them
    that will never be revoked.

Hope.

6-8 “And as for the outsiders who now follow me,
    working for me, loving my name,
    and wanting to be my servants—
All who keep Sabbath and don’t defile it,
    holding fast to my covenant—
I’ll bring them to my holy mountain
    and give them joy in my house of prayer.
They’ll be welcome to worship the same as the ‘insiders,’
    to bring burnt offerings and sacrifices to my altar.
Oh yes, my house of worship
    will be known as a house of prayer for all people.”
The Decree of the Master, God himself,
    who gathers in the exiles of Israel:
“I will gather others also,
    gather them in with those already gathered.”

Grateful. Cuz I’m an outsider.

9-12 A call to the savage beasts: Come on the run.
    Come, devour, beast barbarians!
For Israel’s watchmen are blind, the whole lot of them.
    They have no idea what’s going on.
They’re dogs without sense enough to bark,
    lazy dogs, dreaming in the sun—
But hungry dogs, they do know how to eat,
    voracious dogs, with never enough.
And these are Israel’s shepherds!
    They know nothing, understand nothing.
They all look after themselves,
    grabbing whatever’s not nailed down.
“Come,” they say, “let’s have a party.
    Let’s go out and get drunk!”
And tomorrow, more of the same:
    “Let’s live it up!”

Lol. The word choice. Man. I couldn’t imagine hearing some of this and then having to say it. The shock. The laughter though it isn’t funny.

Isaiah 57

Never Tired of Trying New Religions

1-2 Meanwhile, right-living people die
    and no one gives them a thought.
God-fearing people are carted off
    and no one even notices.
The right-living people are out of their misery,
    they’re finally at rest.
They lived well and with dignity
    and now they’re finally at peace.

3-10 “But you, children of a witch, come here!
    Sons of a slut, daughters of a whore.
What business do you have taunting,
    sneering, and sticking out your tongue?
Do you have any idea what wretches you’ve turned out to be?
    A race of rebels, a generation of liars.
You satisfy your lust any place you find some shade
    and fornicate at whim.
You kill your children at any convenient spot—
    any cave or crevasse will do.
You take stones from the creek
    and set up your sex-and-religion shrines.
You’ve chosen your fate.
    Your worship will be your doom.
You’ve climbed a high mountain
    to practice your foul sex-and-death religion.
Behind closed doors
    you assemble your precious gods and goddesses.
Deserting me, you’ve gone all out, stripped down
    and made your bed your place of worship.
You’ve climbed into bed with the ‘sacred’ whores
    and loved every minute of it,
    adoring every curve of their naked bodies.
You anoint your king-god with ointments
    and lavish perfumes on yourselves.
You send scouts to search out the latest in religion,
    send them all the way to hell and back.
You wear yourselves out trying the new and the different,
    and never see what a waste it all is.
You’ve always found strength for the latest fad,
    never got tired of trying new religions.

Ima just keep my thoughts to myself on this one…

11-13 “Who talked you into the pursuit of this nonsense,
    leaving me high and dry,
    forgetting you ever knew me?
Because I don’t yell and make a scene,
    do you think I don’t exist?
I’ll go over, detail by detail, all your ‘righteous’ attempts at religion,
    and expose the absurdity of it all.
Go ahead, cry for help to your collection of no-gods:
    A good wind will blow them away.
    They’re smoke, nothing but smoke.

Well

“But anyone who runs to me for help
    will inherit the land,
    will end up owning my holy mountain!”

Yes!

14 Someone says: “Build, build! Make a road!
    Clear the way, remove the rocks
    from the road my people will travel.”

😊

15-21 A Message from the high and towering God,
    who lives in Eternity,
    whose name is Holy:
“I live in the high and holy places,
    but also with the low-spirited, the spirit-crushed,
And what I do is put new spirit in them,
    get them up and on their feet again.
For I’m not going to haul people into court endlessly,
    I’m not going to be angry forever.
Otherwise, people would lose heart.
    These souls I created would tire out and give up.
was angry, good and angry, because of Israel’s sins.
    I struck him hard and turned away in anger,
    while he kept at his stubborn, willful ways.
When I looked again and saw what he was doing,
    I decided to heal him, lead him, and comfort him,
    creating a new language of praise for the mourners.
Peace to the far-off, peace to the near-at-hand,” says God—
    “and yes, I will heal them.
But the wicked are storm-battered seas
    that can’t quiet down.
    The waves stir up garbage and mud.
There’s no peace,” God says, “for the wicked.”

High and towering God. Good, good father. 😍

NAME OF GOD: El Sali

Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. He also included the scripture for each one. I am going to put every English translation from biblegateway.com. I don’t know what all of the abbreviations stand for. You can click the hyperlink abbreviation to be directed to biblegateway.com and discover which version is which if you are unsure. 😉 My thoughts are italicized.

MEANING: God, my Rock

He’s a firm foundation!

VERSE: 2 Samuel 22:47

KJ21 “The Lord liveth! And blessed be my Rock! And exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation!

Okay worship. My rock. Possession. David wrote these words after God delivered him from his enemies and Saul per verse one.

ASV Jehovah liveth; And blessed be my rock; And exalted be God, the rock of my salvation,

AMP “The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, And exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation.

AMPC The Lord lives; blessed be my Rock, and exalted be God, the Rock of my salvation.

BRG The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.

CSB The Lord lives—blessed be my rock! God, the rock of my salvation, is exalted.

CEB The Lord lives! Bless God, my rock! Let my God, the rock of my salvation, be lifted high!

Be lifted high. Also. He is high and lifted up...Isaiah 6:1 King James Version (KJV).

CJBAdonai is alive! Blessed is my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock of my salvation,

CEV You are the living Lord! I will praise you! You are a mighty rock. I will honor you for keeping me safe.

Mighty rock. Keeping me safe.

DARBY Jehovah liveth; and blessed be my rock; And exalted be the God, the rock of my salvation,

DRA The Lord liveth, and my God is blessed: and the strong God of my salvation shall be exalted:

ERV The Lord lives! I praise my Rock! How great is my God, the Rock who saves me!

He is alive. Lives. Exists. Present.

EHV The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! May God, the Rock who saves me, be exalted!

Rock who saves me. Not a one time deal.

ESV “The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,

ESVUK “The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,

EXB “The Lord lives! May my Rock be ·praised [blessed]! Praise God, the Rock, ·who saves me […of my salvation]!

May the Rock be praised, blessed.

GNV Let the Lord live, and blessed be my strength: and God, even the force of my salvation be exalted.

My strength. The force of my salvation.

GW The Lord lives! Thanks be to my rock! May God, the rock of my salvation, be glorified.

Thanks! Gratitude. Be glorified.

GNT The Lord lives! Praise my defender! Proclaim the greatness of the strong God who saves me!

My defender. Proclaim. Speak up. Greatness. Strong God. Who saves me. Sheesh.

HCSB The Lord lives—may my rock be praised! God, the rock of my salvation, is exalted.

ICB “The Lord lives! May my Rock be praised! Praise God, the Rock, who saves me!

ISV The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock, and may my God be exalted, the Rock who is my salvation!

JUB The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God who is the rock of my salvation.

KJV The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.

AKJV The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.

LEB Yahweh lives! Blessed be my rock! May God, the rock of my salvation, be exalted!

TLB The Lord lives. Blessed be my Rock. Praise to him— The Rock of my salvation.

MSG Live, God! Blessing to my Rock, my towering Salvation-God! This God set things right for me and shut up the people who talked back. He rescued me from enemy anger. You pulled me from the grip of upstarts, You saved me from the bullies. That’s why I’m thanking you, God, all over the world. That’s why I’m singing songs that rhyme your name. God’s king takes the trophy; God’s chosen is beloved. I mean David and all his children— always.

Um. Yes. Lol. Singing songs that rhyme your name.

MEV The Lord lives; blessed be my rock. May the God of the rock of my salvation be exalted,

NOG Yahweh lives! Thanks be to my rock! May Elohim, the rock of my salvation, be glorified.

NABRE The Lord lives! Blessed be my rock! Exalted be God, the rock of my salvation.

NASB The Lord lives, and blessed be my Rock; And exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,

NASB1995 “The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock; And exalted be God, the rock of my salvation,

NCV “The Lord lives! May my Rock be praised! Praise God, the Rock, who saves me!

NET The Lord is alive! My Protector is praiseworthy! The God who delivers me is exalted as king!

My protector is praiseworthy. For who delivers me is exalted as king.

NIRV “The Lord lives! Give praise to my Rock! Give honor to my God, the Rock! He is my Savior!

Give honor.

NIV “The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!

NIVUK ‘The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Saviour!

NKJV “The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let God be exalted, The Rock of my salvation!

Let God be exalted. Make the choice. Make the decision.

NLV “The Lord lives. Thanks be to my Rock. May God be honored, the Rock that saves me.

NLT “The Lord lives! Praise to my Rock! May God, the Rock of my salvation, be exalted!

NRSV The Lord lives! Blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,

NRSVA The Lord lives! Blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,

NRSVACE The Lord lives! Blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,

NRSVCE The Lord lives! Blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,

OJB Hashem liveth; and baruch be my Tzur; and exalted be the Elohei Tzur of my Salvation.

RSV “The Lord lives; and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,

RSVCE “The Lord lives; and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,

TLV Adonai lives! And blessed be my Rock! Exalted be God—the Rock of my salvation!

It was at this moment that I finally caught the rock and salvation references. In Matthew 16, Jesus asked the disciples who men said he was. They said the people said all kind of stuff. Bold Simon said he was the son of God. Jesus said flesh and blood didn’t reveal it but his father in heaven. He changed his name to Peter, Petras, rock. Jesus told him upon that rock he would build his church. Then the Holy Ghost came after they obeyed Jesus and waited for the promised comforter mentioned in John (Acts 1; Acts 2). Peter spoke up and provided the people with what Jesus laid out as the plan of salvation (John 3:5; Acts 2). Aaaaaahhhhhh.

VOICE The Eternal One is alive! May my Rock be blessed; and the True God, the Rock of my deliverance be exalted,

Deliverance.

WEB Yahweh lives! Blessed be my rock! Exalted be God, the rock of my salvation,

WYC The Lord liveth, and my God is blessed; and the strong God of mine health shall be enhanced. (The Lord liveth, and blessed is my God; yea, the strong God of my salvation shall be exalted.)

Okkkkkk

YLT Jehovah liveth, and blessed [is] my Rock, And exalted is my God — The Rock of my salvation.

Is. Not be. Tuh.

Isaiah 54-55 The Message MSG

My words will be italicized wherever they appear. Should the Bible be italicized near my words, I’ll do something to differentiate them.

Isaiah 54

Spread Out! Think Big!

1-6 “Sing, barren woman, who has never had a baby.
    Fill the air with song, you who’ve never experienced childbirth!
You’re ending up with far more children
    than all those childbearing women.” God says so!
“Clear lots of ground for your tents!
    Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big!
Use plenty of rope,
    drive the tent pegs deep.
You’re going to need lots of elbow room
    for your growing family.
You’re going to take over whole nations;
    you’re going to resettle abandoned cities.
Don’t be afraid—you’re not going to be embarrassed.
    Don’t hold back—you’re not going to come up short.
You’ll forget all about the humiliations of your youth,
    and the indignities of being a widow will fade from memory.
For your Maker is your bridegroom,
    his name, God-of-the-Angel-Armies!
Your Redeemer is The Holy of Israel,
    known as God of the whole earth.
You were like an abandoned wife, devastated with grief,
    and God welcomed you back,
Like a woman married young
    and then left,” says your God.

Part of this reads like actual children will be born. But the other part reads like ifnyou have never been blessed you will be blessed. If you were blessed and lost it you will be blessed again. I’m here for all of how it reads.

7-8 Your Redeemer God says:

“I left you, but only for a moment.
    Now, with enormous compassion, I’m bringing you back.
In an outburst of anger I turned my back on you—
    but only for a moment.
It’s with lasting love
    that I’m tenderly caring for you.

Yas. I mean. God has feelings too. Clearly.

9-10 “This exile is just like the days of Noah for me:
    I promised then that the waters of Noah
    would never again flood the earth.
I’m promising now no more anger,
    no more dressing you down.
For even if the mountains walk away
    and the hills fall to pieces,
My love won’t walk away from you,
    my covenant commitment of peace won’t fall apart.”
    The God who has compassion on you says so.

😍😍😍

11-17 “Afflicted city, storm-battered, unpitied:
    I’m about to rebuild you with stones of turquoise,
Lay your foundations with sapphires,
    construct your towers with rubies,
Your gates with jewels,
    and all your walls with precious stones.
All your children will have God for their teacher—
    what a mentor for your children!
You’ll be built solid, grounded in righteousness,
    far from any trouble—nothing to fear!
    far from terror—it won’t even come close!
If anyone attacks you,
    don’t for a moment suppose that I sent them,
And if any should attack,
    nothing will come of it.
I create the blacksmith
    who fires up his forge
    and makes a weapon designed to kill.
I also create the destroyer—
    but no weapon that can hurt you has ever been forged.
Any accuser who takes you to court
    will be dismissed as a liar.
This is what God’s servants can expect.
    I’ll see to it that everything works out for the best.”
        God’s Decree.

Expensive. Priceless. Precious. Strong. Defender. Present. Jesus.

Isaiah 55

Buy Without Money

1-5 “Hey there! All who are thirsty,
    come to the water!
Are you penniless?
    Come anyway—buy and eat!
Come, buy your drinks, buy wine and milk.
    Buy without money—everything’s free!
Why do you spend your money on junk food,
    your hard-earned cash on cotton candy?
Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best,
    fill yourself with only the finest.
Pay attention, come close now,
    listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words.
I’m making a lasting covenant commitment with you,
    the same that I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love.
I set him up as a witness to the nations,
    made him a prince and leader of the nations,
And now I’m doing it to you:
    You’ll summon nations you’ve never heard of,
and nations who’ve never heard of you
    will come running to you
Because of me, your God,
    because The Holy of Israel has honored you.”

😊😍 when words fail, a good ol emoji rescues. The beauty and love of it. Speechless. I’m not putting on. Like. Sitting in this Bible. Considering who He was talking to. What they had done. And then what He said. What He did. What I said. What I did. What He’s done. What He’s doing. What He promised. We should always read His word with awe and reverence. He deserves it.

6-7 Seek God while he’s here to be found,
    pray to him while he’s close at hand.
Let the wicked abandon their way of life
    and the evil their way of thinking.
Let them come back to God, who is merciful,
    come back to our God, who is lavish with forgiveness.

😩

8-11 “I don’t think the way you think.
    The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
        God’s Decree.
“For as the sky soars high above earth,
    so the way I work surpasses the way you work,
    and the way I think is beyond the way you think.
Just as rain and snow descend from the skies
    and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth,
Doing their work of making things grow and blossom,
    producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry,
So will the words that come out of my mouth
    not come back empty-handed.
They’ll do the work I sent them to do,
    they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.

😭

12-13 “So you’ll go out in joy,
    you’ll be led into a whole and complete life.
The mountains and hills will lead the parade,
    bursting with song.
All the trees of the forest will join the procession,
    exuberant with applause.
No more thistles, but giant sequoias,
    no more thornbushes, but stately pines—
Monuments to me, to God,
    living and lasting evidence of God.”

NAME OF GOD: El Rai

Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. He also included the scripture for each one. I am going to put every English translation from biblegateway.com. I don’t know what all of the abbreviations stand for. You can click the hyperlink abbreviation to be directed to biblegateway.com and discover which version is which if you are unsure. 😉 My thoughts are italicized.

MEANING: God Seest Me

VERSE: Genesis 16:13

This meaning though. Sheesh.

KJ21 And she called the name of the Lord who spoke unto her: “Thou God seest me.” For she said, “Have I also here looked upon Him that seeth me?”

Backstory. Hagar, the handmaid/slave of Sarah and mother of Sarah’s husband Abraham’s first son Ishmael, has run away.

Abraham and Sarah were old but God promised them a son. Sarah got impatient and told Abraham to lay with Hagar. After Hagar got pregnant she despised Sarah. Sarah saw this and treated her poorly.

So. Hagar ran away. Once she reached her destination she had a convo with God who made her some promises and told her to go back ro Abraham and Sarah.

This verse is her response after that convo and directive.

I cannot imagine this. Being enslaved. Being forced to have a child with someone else’s husband. It would definitely make me feel unseen. Shoot. For the most part I feel unseen presently and have most of my life.

The GREATEST thing is this though. The most important…I can’t even find a word to capture, describe, or encapsulate succinctly, briefly, or accurately, who and what God is. But He. The most important of all. Sees. Me. That’s the thing that really matters. I’m not alone.

ASV And she called the name of Jehovah that spake unto her, Thou art a God that seeth: for she said, Have I even here looked after him that seeth me?

AMP Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are God Who Sees”; for she said, “Have I not even here [in the wilderness] remained alive after seeing Him [who sees me with understanding and compassion]?”

Yo. I can’t even get into it. It says enough and all all by itself. Will. Der. Ness.

AMPC So she called the name of the Lord Who spoke to her, You are a God of seeing, for she said, Have I [not] even here [in the wilderness] looked upon Him Who sees me [and lived]? Or have I here also seen [the future purposes or designs of] Him Who sees me?

Future purposes or designs. His promise to her.

BRG And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

CSB So she named the Lord who spoke to her: “You are El-roi,” for she said, “In this place, have I actually seen the one who sees me?”

That last sentence.

CEB Hagar named the Lord who spoke to her, “You are El Roi” because she said, “Can I still see after he saw me?”

Yo. Can I still see after he saw me. Yo. Reminds me of how Moses wanted to see God and God said he couldn’t handle it. He sent Moses to a cliff in a mountain. He only showed Moses His back parts. But. Just from that, Moses was forever changed. Even physically. His hair turned white. He had a permanent, physical, visual reminder of His time with God. Hagar’s experience took place first but is evidenced later with Moses (Exodus 33).

CJB So she named Adonai who had spoken with her El Ro’i [God of seeing], because she said, “Have I really seen the One who sees me [and stayed alive]?”

CEV Hagar thought, “Have I really seen God and lived to tell about it?” So from then on she called him, “The God Who Sees Me.”

Lived to tell about it.

DARBY And she called the name of Jehovah who spoke to her, Thou art the God who reveals himself, for she said, Also here have I seen after he has revealed himself.

Reveals himself.

DRA And she called the name of the Lord that spoke unto her: Thou the God who hast seen me. For she said: Verily here have I seen the hinder parts of him that seeth me.

Ha. Hinder parts. I be knowin. Lol.

ERV The Lord talked to Hagar. She began to use a new name for God. She said to him, “You are ‘God Who Sees Me.’” She said this because she thought, “I see that even in this place God sees me and cares for me!”

And cares for me.

EHV She called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God who sees,” for she said, “Here have I really seen him who sees me?”

ESV So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”

I missed it above I think. But. Seeing. Not just once. Continual.

ESVUK So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing”, for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”

Him who looks after me.

EXB The slave girl gave a name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are ‘·God who sees me [or God of seeing; Hebrew El-Roi]’ ” because she said to herself, “Have I really seen God who sees me?”

Didn’t even use her name in the translation. Man.

GNV Then she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God lookest on me: for she said, Have I not also here looked after him that seeth me?

GW Hagar named the Lord, who had been speaking to her, “You Are the God Who Watches Over Me.” She said, “This is the place where I watched ⌞the one⌟ who watches over me.”

Watches over me.

GNT Hagar asked herself, “Have I really seen God and lived to tell about it?” So she called the Lord, who had spoken to her, “A God Who Sees.”

HCSB So she called the Lord who spoke to her: The God Who Sees, for she said, “In this place, have I actually seen the One who sees me?”

ICB The slave girl gave a name to the Lord who spoke to her. She said to him, “You are ‘God who sees me.’” This is because she said to herself, “Have I really seen God who sees me?”

ISV So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are ‘God who sees,’ because I have truly seen the one who looks after me.”

JUB And she called the name of the LORD that spoke unto her, Thou God that is seen: for she said, Have I not also here seen the back of him that sees me?

God that is seen. Not just who sees us but who is seen by us.

KJV And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

AKJV And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

LEB So she called the name of Yahweh who spoke to her, “You are El-Roi,” for she said, “Here I have seen after he who sees me.”

TLB Thereafter Hagar spoke of Jehovah—for it was he who appeared to her—as “the God who looked upon me,” for she thought, “I saw God and lived to tell it.”

MSG She answered God by name, praying to the God who spoke to her, “You’re the God who sees me! “Yes! He saw me; and then I saw him!”

Yes! He saw me; and then I saw him! That’s the way it goes. And I’m grateful.

MEV Then she called the name of the Lord that spoke to her, “You are the God who sees,” for she said, “Have I now looked on Him who sees me?”

NOG Hagar named Yahweh, who had been speaking to her, “You Are El Roi.” She said, “This is the place where I watched the one who watches over me.”

NABRE To the Lord who spoke to her she gave a name, saying, “You are God who sees me”; she meant, “Have I really seen God and remained alive after he saw me?”

NASB Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God who sees me”; for she said, “Have I even seen Him here and lived after He saw me?”

NASB1995 Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God who sees”; for she said, “Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?”

NCV The slave girl gave a name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are ‘God who sees me,’” because she said to herself, “Have I really seen God who sees me?”

NET So Hagar named the Lord who spoke to her, “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “Here I have seen one who sees me!”

NIRV She gave a name to the Lord who spoke to her. She called him “You are the God who sees me.” That’s because she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”

NIV She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”

NIVUK She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me.’

NKJV Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?”

NLV So Hagar gave this name to the Lord Who spoke to her, “You are a God Who sees.” For she said, “Have I even stayed alive here after seeing Him?”

NLT Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the Lord, who had spoken to her. She said, “You are the God who sees me.” She also said, “Have I truly seen the One who sees me?”

The One. To be in her situation. The one. The only person who saw Hagar. Not property. Not a vessel to do whatever with, to, for. But Hagar. I see why there is awe and amazement in her words.

NRSV So she named the Lord who spoke to her, “You are El-roi”; for she said, “Have I really seen God and remained alive after seeing him?”

NRSVA So she named the Lord who spoke to her, ‘You are El-roi’; for she said, ‘Have I really seen God and remained alive after seeing him?’

NRSVACE So she named the Lord who spoke to her, ‘You are El-roi’; for she said, ‘Have I really seen God and remained alive after seeing him?’

NRSVCE So she named the Lord who spoke to her, “You are El-roi”; for she said, “Have I really seen God and remained alive after seeing him?”

OJB And she called the Shem of Hashem Who spoke unto her, El Roi (G-d Who Sees); for she said, Have I also here seen after Him that seeth me?

RSV So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “Thou art a God of seeing”; for she said, “Have I really seen God and remained alive after seeing him?”

RSVCE So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “Thou art a God of seeing”; for she said, “Have I really seen God and remained alive after seeing him?”

TLV So she called Adonai who was speaking to her, “You are the God who sees me.” For she said, “Would I have gone here indeed looking for Him who looks after me?”

Sheesh. The last sentence.

VOICE As a result of this encounter, Hagar decided to give the Eternal One who had spoken to her a special name because He had seen her in her miseryHagar: I’m going to call You the God of Seeing because in this place I have seen the One who watches over me.

Encounter. Eternal One. Special name. Seen her in her misery.

WEB She called the name of Yahweh who spoke to her, “You are a God who sees,” for she said, “Have I even stayed alive after seeing him?”

WYC Forsooth Hagar called the name of the Lord that spake to her, Thou God that sawest me; for she said, Forsooth here I saw the hinder things of him that saw me. (And Hagar called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, Thou God who sawest me; for she said, Here I saw him who saw me, and I still lived.)

😊

YLT And she calleth the name of Jehovah who is speaking unto her, `Thou [art], O God, my beholder;’ for she said, `Even here have I looked behind my beholder?’

Beholder.

NAME OF GOD: Elohim Ozer Li

Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. He also included the scripture for each one. I am going to put every English translation from biblegateway.com. I don’t know what all of the abbreviations stand for. You can click the hyperlink abbreviation to be directed to biblegateway.com and discover which version is which if you are unsure. 😉 My thoughts are italicized.

MEANING: God My Helper

VERSE: Psalm 54:4

As soon as I saw the meaning I said this is finna be bomb. I also happened to be listening to Fred Hammond’s “God Is My Refuge: with lyrics that include “a very present help in the time of trouble” (the song is just Psalm 46:1).

KJ21 Behold, God is mine helper; the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

Yep, yep.

ASV Behold, God is my helper: The Lord is of them that uphold my soul.

AMP Behold, God is my helper and ally; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul [my upholder].

Sustainer of my soul.

AMPC Behold, God is my helper and ally; the Lord is my upholder and is with them who uphold my life.

Ally. Stands up for me. Fights for me.

BRG Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

CSB God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life.

Sustainer of my life. The use, seemingly as synonyms, denotes what many believe. Our soul is our life source and what exists when our bodies cease to.

CEB But look here: God is my helper; my Lord sustains my life.

Lol. But look here. Pay attention. I got something to say.

CJB God, hear my prayer; listen to the words from my mouth.

That desire is always in order.

CEV You will help me, Lord God, and keep me from falling;

Yas!

DARBY Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is among them that uphold my soul.

Behold!

DRA At the voice of the enemy, and at the tribulation of the sinner. For they have cast iniquities upon me: and in wrath they were troublesome to me.

Um okay. Lol.

ERV Look, my God will help me. My Lord will support me.

Support me.

EHV Indeed, God is my helper. The Lord is the one who preserves my life.

Indeed. Facts. For sure. Without question or doubt. And also. Preserves!

ESV Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.

Upholder. AKA, to me, CEV above-keep me from falling.

ESVUK Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.

EXB ·See [T Behold], God ·will help me [L is my helper]; the Lord ·will support me [L is with/or among those who uphold me].

Helper is present tense. Will help is some other tense I can’t think of that denotes present and future. He’s gonna help me now and He’s gonna help me then.

GNV Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

GW God is my helper! The Lord is the provider for my life.

Provider for my life!

GNT But God is my helper. The Lord is my defender.

Defender.

HCSB God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life.

ICB See, God will help me. The Lord will spare my life.

Spare my life. Holup. Ima go see what was going on in this chapter. I had a feeling it was David and something was up. Wiki says it was written after he was betrayed by a friend. Makea sense especially when you read the chapter. He had put his trust and confidence in this person. He was disappointed and let down. Then he remembered who God is to him.

ISV Look, God is my helper; the Lord is with those who are guarding my life.

Guarding my life. When God’s got you He’s got those who He’s assigned to help and take care of you. How much He cares….

JUB ¶ Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is with those that uphold my soul.

KJV Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

AKJV Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

LEB See, God is my helper; The Lord is with those who sustain my life.

TLB But God is my helper. He is a friend of mine!

Yas! A friend of mine.

MSG Oh, look! God’s right here helping! God’s on my side, Evil is looping back on my enemies. Don’t let up! Finish them off!

For rhe win per usual. Right here helping. On my side.

MEV God is my helper; the Lord is with those who support my life.

Support my life.

NOG Elohim is my helper! Adonay is the provider for my life.

NABRE O God, hear my prayer. Listen to the words of my mouth.

Please and thank you.

NASB Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.

NASB1995 Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.

NCV See, God will help me; the Lord will support me.

NET Look, God is my deliverer. The Lord is among those who support me.

NIRV But I know that God helps me. The Lord is the one who keeps me going.

Keeps me going.

NIV Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

NIVUK Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

NKJV Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is with those who uphold my life.

NLV See, God is my Helper. The Lord is the One Who keeps my soul alive.

Keepay soul alive.

NLT But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive!

NRSV But surely, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.

NRSVA But surely, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.

NRSVACE But surely, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.

NRSVCE But surely, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.

OJB Hinei, Elohim is mine Ozer (helper); Adonoi is with them that uphold my nefesh.

TPT But the Lord God has become my divine helper. He leans into my heart and lays his hands upon me!

Yo!

RSV Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.

RSVCE Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.

TLV O God, hear my prayer, listen to the words of my mouth.

VOICE But see now! God comes to rescue me; the Lord is my valiant supporter.

Comes to rescue me. Valiant supporter.

WEB Behold, God is my helper. The Lord is the one who sustains my soul.

WYC For, lo! God helpeth me; and the Lord is the up-taker of my soul (and the Lord is my defender).

YLT Lo, God [is] a helper to me, The Lord [is] with those supporting my soul

Isaiah 52-53 The Message MSG

My words will be italicized wherever they appear. Should the Bible be italicized near my words, I’ll do something to differentiate them.

Isaiah 52

God Is Leading You Out of Here

1-2 Wake up, wake up! Pull on your boots, Zion!
    Dress up in your Sunday best, Jerusalem, holy city!
Those who want no part of God have been culled out.
    They won’t be coming along.
Brush off the dust and get to your feet, captive Jerusalem!
    Throw off your chains, captive daughter of Zion!

Get ready! He’s on His way!

God says, “You were sold for nothing. You’re being bought back for nothing.”

Well.

4-6 Again, the Master, God, says, “Early on, my people went to Egypt and lived, strangers in the land. At the other end, Assyria oppressed them. And now, what have I here?” God’s Decree. “My people are hauled off again for no reason at all. Tyrants on the warpath, whooping it up, and day after day, incessantly, my reputation blackened. Now it’s time that my people know who I am, what I’m made of—yes, that I have something to say. Here I am!”

I am (God) hear me roar.

7-10 How beautiful on the mountains
    are the feet of the messenger bringing good news,
Breaking the news that all’s well,
    proclaiming good times, announcing salvation,
    telling Zion, “Your God reigns!”
Voices! Listen! Your scouts are shouting, thunderclap shouts,
    shouting in joyful unison.
They see with their own eyes
    God coming back to Zion.
Break into song! Boom it out, ruins of Jerusalem:
    “God has comforted his people!
    He’s redeemed Jerusalem!”
God has rolled up his sleeves.
    All the nations can see his holy, muscled arm.
Everyone, from one end of the earth to the other,
    sees him at work, doing his salvation work.

This. Especially the first two lines.

11-12 Out of here! Out of here! Leave this place!
    Don’t look back. Don’t contaminate yourselves with plunder.
Just leave, but leave clean. Purify yourselves
    in the process of worship, carrying the holy vessels of God.
But you don’t have to be in a hurry.
    You’re not running from anybody!
God is leading you out of here,
    and the God of Israel is also your rear guard.

When they left Egypt in Exodus they got tot are things. It helped them build, or should have or maybe still did, where they were going. Brain doesn’t recall and I’m not going tonlook right now. Just know. They took stuff and then eventually built the Tabernacle. I don’t recall rhe materials falling from heaven like the manna. So I think they created it from what they took or already had it among the stuff they took.

Here, He’s like don’t take a thing. What isn’t said is Ima give you everything you need. And of course it is gonna be better than anything they would have taken.

It Was Our Pains He Carried

13-15 “Just watch my servant blossom!
    Exalted, tall, head and shoulders above the crowd!
But he didn’t begin that way.
    At first everyone was appalled.
He didn’t even look human—
    a ruined face, disfigured past recognition.
Nations all over the world will be in awe, taken aback,
    kings shocked into silence when they see him.
For what was unheard of they’ll see with their own eyes,
    what was unthinkable they’ll have right before them.”

Jesus?! Is that you?!

Isaiah 53

1 Who believes what we’ve heard and seen?
    Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this?

I like it this way. But I also like the King James Version as well. Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

2-6 The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
    a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
    nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over,
    a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
One look at him and people turned away.
    We looked down on him, thought he was scum.
But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—
    our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
We thought he brought it on himself,
    that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sins that did that to him,
    that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
    Through his bruises we get healed.
We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost.
    We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong,
    on him, on him.

Hey Jesus. And thank you.

7-9 He was beaten, he was tortured,
    but he didn’t say a word.
Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered
    and like a sheep being sheared,
    he took it all in silence.
Justice miscarried, and he was led off—
    and did anyone really know what was happening?
He died without a thought for his own welfare,
    beaten bloody for the sins of my people.
They buried him with the wicked,
    threw him in a grave with a rich man,
Even though he’d never hurt a soul
    or said one word that wasn’t true.

Thank you Jesus.

10 Still, it’s what God had in mind all along,
    to crush him with pain.
The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin
    so that he’d see life come from it—life, life, and more life.
    And God’s plan will deeply prosper through him.

Thank you Jesus.

11-12 Out of that terrible travail of soul,
    he’ll see that it’s worth it and be glad he did it.
Through what he experienced, my righteous one, my servant,
    will make many “righteous ones,”
    as he himself carries the burden of their sins.
Therefore I’ll reward him extravagantly—
    the best of everything, the highest honors—
Because he looked death in the face and didn’t flinch,
    because he embraced the company of the lowest.
He took on his own shoulders the sin of the many,
    he took up the cause of all the black sheep.

Thank you Jesus. That’s it. That’s all I got. Extreme gratitude. I exist because this came to pass.

Isaiah 49-51 The Message MSG

My words will be italicized wherever they appear. Should the Bible be italicized near my words, I’ll do something to differentiate them.

Isaiah 49 

A Light for the Nations

1-3 Listen, far-flung islands,
    pay attention, faraway people:
God put me to work from the day I was born.
    The moment I entered the world he named me.
He gave me speech that would cut and penetrate.
    He kept his hand on me to protect me.
He made me his straight arrow
    and hid me in his quiver.
He said to me, “You’re my dear servant,
    Israel, through whom I’ll shine.”

I love the confidence. He was humble and seemingly a tad afraid as one should be. But his relationship with God gave him confidence in and experience with God.

But I said, “I’ve worked for nothing.
    I’ve nothing to show for a life of hard work.
Nevertheless, I’ll let God have the last word.
    I’ll let him pronounce his verdict.”

The hopelessness and resignation of dealing with the people who would not listen.

5-6 “And now,” God says,
    this God who took me in hand
    from the moment of birth to be his servant,
To bring Jacob back home to him,
    to set a reunion for Israel—
What an honor for me in God’s eyes!
    That God should be my strength!
He says, “But that’s not a big enough job for my servant—
    just to recover the tribes of Jacob,
    merely to round up the strays of Israel.
I’m setting you up as a light for the nations
    so that my salvation becomes global!”

He was content where he found himself (Philippians 4:11-12). That contentment and obedience lead to promotion (Psalm 75:6).

God, Redeemer of Israel, The Holy of Israel,
    says to the despised one, kicked around by the nations,
    slave labor to the ruling class:
“Kings will see, get to their feet—the princes, too—
    and then fall on their faces in homage
Because of God, who has faithfully kept his word,
    The Holy of Israel, who has chosen you.”

Yas!

8-12 God also says:

“When the time’s ripe, I answer you.
    When victory’s due, I help you.
I form you and use you
    to reconnect the people with me,
To put the land in order,
    to resettle families on the ruined properties.
I tell prisoners, ‘Come on out. You’re free!’
    and those huddled in fear, ‘It’s all right. It’s safe now.’
There’ll be foodstands along all the roads,
    picnics on all the hills—
Nobody hungry, nobody thirsty,
    shade from the sun, shelter from the wind,
For the Compassionate One guides them,
    takes them to the best springs.
I’ll make all my mountains into roads,
    turn them into a superhighway.
Look: These coming from far countries,
    and those, out of the north,
These streaming in from the west,
    and those from all the way down the Nile!”

Always on time and meets our needs.

13 Heavens, raise the roof! Earth, wake the dead!
    Mountains, send up cheers!
God has comforted his people.
    He has tenderly nursed his beaten-up, beaten-down people.

😊

14 But Zion said, “I don’t get it. God has left me.
    My Master has forgotten I even exist.”

15-18 “Can a mother forget the infant at her breast,
    walk away from the baby she bore?
But even if mothers forget,
    I’d never forget you—never.
Look, I’ve written your names on the backs of my hands.
    The walls you’re rebuilding are never out of my sight.
Your builders are faster than your wreckers.
    The demolition crews are gone for good.
Look up, look around, look well!
    See them all gathering, coming to you?
As sure as I am the living God”—God’s Decree—
    “you’re going to put them on like so much jewelry,
    you’re going to use them to dress up like a bride.

I feel like this would be the perfect emoji 🙄

19-21 “And your ruined land?
    Your devastated, decimated land?
Filled with more people than you know what to do with!
    And your barbarian enemies, a fading memory.
The children born in your exile will be saying,
    ‘It’s getting too crowded here. I need more room.’
And you’ll say to yourself,
    ‘Where on earth did these children come from?
I lost everything, had nothing, was exiled and penniless.
    So who reared these children?
    How did these children get here?’”

22-23 The Master, God, says:

“Look! I signal to the nations,
    I raise my flag to summon the people.
Here they’ll come: women carrying your little boys in their arms,
    men carrying your little girls on their shoulders.
Kings will be your babysitters,
    princesses will be your nursemaids.
They’ll offer to do all your drudge work—
    scrub your floors, do your laundry.
You’ll know then that I am God.
    No one who hopes in me ever regrets it.”

That last sentence. I knkw it to be true! Also. He continues to offer hope.

24-26 Can plunder be retrieved from a giant,
    prisoners of war gotten back from a tyrant?
But God says, “Even if a giant grips the plunder
    and a tyrant holds my people prisoner,
I’m the one who’s on your side,
    defending your cause, rescuing your children.
And your enemies, crazed and desperate, will turn on themselves,
    killing each other in a frenzy of self-destruction.
Then everyone will know that I, God,
    have saved you—I, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Well.

Isaiah 50

Who Out There Fears God?

1-3 God says:

“Can you produce your mother’s divorce papers
    proving I got rid of her?
Can you produce a receipt
    proving I sold you?
Of course you can’t.
    It’s your sins that put you here,
    your wrongs that got you shipped out.
So why didn’t anyone come when I knocked?
    Why didn’t anyone answer when I called?
Do you think I’ve forgotten how to help?
    Am I so decrepit that I can’t deliver?
I’m as powerful as ever,
    and can reverse what I once did:
I can dry up the sea with a word,
    turn river water into desert sand,
And leave the fish stinking in the sun,
    stranded on dry land . . .
Turn all the lights out in the sky
    and pull down the curtain.”

Put some respeck…

4-9 The Master, God, has given me
    a well-taught tongue,
So I know how to encourage tired people.
    He wakes me up in the morning,
Wakes me up, opens my ears
    to listen as one ready to take orders.
The Master, God, opened my ears,
    and I didn’t go back to sleep,
    didn’t pull the covers back over my head.
I followed orders,
    stood there and took it while they beat me,
    held steady while they pulled out my beard,
Didn’t dodge their insults,
    faced them as they spit in my face.
And the Master, God, stays right there and helps me,
    so I’m not disgraced.
Therefore I set my face like flint,
    confident that I’ll never regret this.
My champion is right here.
    Let’s take our stand together!
Who dares bring suit against me?
    Let him try!
Look! the Master, God, is right here.
    Who would dare call me guilty?
Look! My accusers are a clothes bin of threadbare
    socks and shirts, fodder for moths!

Isaiah went through! Nice picture painted and example tones regarding heating from God, doing and saying what He says, and enduring what we come against.

10-11 Who out there fears God,
    actually listens to the voice of his servant?
For anyone out there who doesn’t know where you’re going,
    anyone groping in the dark,
Here’s what: Trust in God.
    Lean on your God!
But if all you’re after is making trouble,
    playing with fire,
Go ahead and see where it gets you.
    Set your fires, stir people up, blow on the flames,
But don’t expect me to just stand there and watch.
    I’ll hold your feet to those flames.

Hey. 🤷🏾‍♀️ No lies detected.

Isaiah 51

Committed to Seeking God

1-3 “Listen to me, all you who are serious about right living
    and committed to seeking God.
Ponder the rock from which you were cut,
    the quarry from which you were dug.
Yes, ponder Abraham, your father,
    and Sarah, who bore you.
Think of it! One solitary man when I called him,
    but once I blessed him, he multiplied.
Likewise I, God, will comfort Zion,
    comfort all her mounds of ruins.
I’ll transform her dead ground into Eden,
    her moonscape into the garden of God,
A place filled with exuberance and laughter,
    thankful voices and melodic songs.

Teach the people. Give them this history lesson.

4-6 “Pay attention, my people.
    Listen to me, nations.
Revelation flows from me.
    My decisions light up the world.
My deliverance arrives on the run,
    my salvation right on time.
    I’ll bring justice to the peoples.
Even faraway islands will look to me
    and take hope in my saving power.
Look up at the skies,
    ponder the earth under your feet.
The skies will fade out like smoke,
    the earth will wear out like work pants,
    and the people will die off like flies.
But my salvation will last forever,
    my setting-things-right will never be obsolete.

See. On time.

7-8 “Listen now, you who know right from wrong,
    you who hold my teaching inside you:
Pay no attention to insults, and when mocked
    don’t let it get you down.
Those insults and mockeries are moth-eaten,
    from brains that are termite-ridden,
But my setting-things-right lasts,
    my salvation goes on and on and on.”

It’s the encouragement for me.

9-11 Wake up, wake up, flex your muscles, God!
    Wake up as in the old days, in the long ago.
Didn’t you once make mincemeat of Rahab,
    dispatch the old chaos-dragon?
And didn’t you once dry up the sea,
    the powerful waters of the deep,
And then made the bottom of the ocean a road
    for the redeemed to walk across?
In the same way God’s ransomed will come back,
    come back to Zion cheering, shouting,
Joy eternal wreathing their heads,
    exuberant ecstasies transporting them—
    and not a sign of moans or groans.

It never hurts to remind God of who He is when waiting on Him to fulfill His promise. I mean. It’s more for us. But it’s, to me, a form of worship. Acknowledging who He is.

What Are You Afraid of—or Who?

12-16 “I, I’m the One comforting you.
    What are you afraid of—or who?
Some man or woman who’ll soon be dead?
    Some poor wretch destined for dust?
You’ve forgotten me, God, who made you,
    who unfurled the skies, who founded the earth.
And here you are, quaking like an aspen
    before the tantrums of a tyrant
    who thinks he can kick down the world.
But what will come of the tantrums?
    The victims will be released before you know it.
They’re not going to die.
    They’re not even going to go hungry.
For I am God, your very own God,
    who stirs up the sea and whips up the waves,
    named God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
I teach you how to talk, word by word,
    and personally watch over you,
Even while I’m unfurling the skies,
    setting earth on solid foundations,
    and greeting Zion: ‘Welcome, my people!’”

Tuh. Scared of a frail human? God is like nah. I got this, you, and EVERYTHING.

17-20 So wake up! Rub the sleep from your eyes!
    Up on your feet, Jerusalem!
You’ve drunk the cup God handed you,
    the strong drink of his anger.
You drank it down to the last drop,
    staggered and collapsed, dead-drunk.
And nobody to help you home,
    no one among your friends or children
    to take you by the hand and put you in bed.
You’ve been hit with a double dose of trouble
    —does anyone care?
Assault and battery, hunger and death
    —will anyone comfort?
Your sons and daughters have passed out,
    strewn in the streets like stunned rabbits,
Sleeping off the strong drink of God’s anger,
    the rage of your God.

Huh.

21-23 Therefore listen, please,
    you with your splitting headaches,
You who are nursing the hangovers
    that didn’t come from drinking wine.
Your Master, your God, has something to say,
    your God has taken up his people’s case:
“Look, I’ve taken back the drink that sent you reeling.
    No more drinking from that jug of my anger!
I’ve passed it over to your abusers to drink, those who ordered you,
    ‘Down on the ground so we can walk all over you!’
And you had to do it. Flat on the ground,
    you were the dirt under their feet.”

Yaaaaaas! His vengeance. His restoration. Yas!

NAME OF GOD: Elohenu Olam

Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. He also included the scripture for each one. I am going to put every English translation from biblegateway.com. I don’t know what all of the abbreviations stand for. You can click the hyperlink abbreviation to be directed to biblegateway.com and discover which version is which if you are unsure. 😉 My thoughts are italicized.

MEANING: Our Everlasting God

VERSE: Psalm 48:14

KJ21 For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even unto death.

For-eva-eva? For-eva-eva!

ASV For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.

AMP For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even until death.

AMPC For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide [even] until death.

BRG For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

CSB “This God, our God forever and ever— he will always lead us.”

Always lead us.

CEB “This is God, our God, forever and always! He is the one who will lead us even to the very end.”

Forever and always…to the very end.

CJB Note its ramparts, pass through its citadels, so that you can tell generations to come

Tell generations to come.

CEV “Our God is like this forever and will always guide us.”

DARBY For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide until death.

DRA This way of theirs is a stumblingblock to them: and afterwards they shall delight in their mouth.

Ha.

ERV This God is our God forever and ever. He will lead us from now to the end of time!

End. Of. Time. But really? Does such a thing exist? God is time. If He doesn’t end how can time?

EHV For this God is our God forever and ever. He will guide us beyond death.

Guide us beyond death.

ESV that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.

ESVUK that this is God, our God for ever and ever. He will guide us for ever.

EXB This God is our God forever and ever. He will guide us from now on.

From now on. With no end.

GNV For this God is our God forever and ever, he shall be our guide unto the death.

GW “This God is our God forever and ever. He will lead us beyond death.”

GNT “This God is our God forever and ever; he will lead us for all time to come.”

HCSB “This God, our God forever and ever— He will always lead us.”

ICB This God is our God forever and ever. He will guide us from now on.

ISV For this God is our God forever and ever. He will guide us until death.

JUB For this God is our God eternally and for ever; he will be our guide even unto death.

KJV For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

AKJV For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

LEB that this is God, our God forever and ever. He himself will guide us until death.

TLB For this great God is our God forever and ever. He will be our guide until we die.

This great God.

MSG Circle Zion, take her measure, count her fortress peaks, Gaze long at her sloping bulwark, climb her citadel heights— Then you can tell the next generation detail by detail the story of God, Our God forever, who guides us till the end of time.

Two snaps.

MEV For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.

NOG “This Elohim is our Elohim forever and ever. He will lead us beyond death.”

NABRE Consider the ramparts, examine its citadels, that you may tell future generations:

NASB For such is God, Our God forever and ever; He will lead us until death.

Such is God. Just is. Facts. Foregone conclusion.

NASB1995 For such is God, Our God forever and ever; He will guide us until death.

NCV This God is our God forever and ever. He will guide us from now on.

NET For God, our God, is our defender forever. He guides us.

Defender forever.

NIRV This God is our God for ever and ever. He will be our guide to the very end.

NIV For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.

NIVUK For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.

NKJV For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide Even to death.

NLV This is God, our God forever and ever. He will show us the way until death.

NLT For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die.

What God is like….His character. His nature.

NRSV that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will be our guide forever.

NRSVA that this is God, our God for ever and ever. He will be our guide for ever.

NRSVACE that this is God, our God for ever and ever. He will be our guide for ever.

NRSVCE that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will be our guide forever.

Somewhere around here, at NRSV I think, the word is, that is in all of these I think, hit me. Is. Is. Present. Absolute. Without question. A fact. No doubt. Is. Also. Guide. Lead. Direct. Show. Teach. Tuh.

OJB For this Elohim is Eloheinu olam vaed; He will be our guide even unto death. [T.N. Notice v.8(9)-9(10) in Psa 49, which tells why Moshiach can not be a mere man, in which case he could not redeem another, or be Hashem’s Isa 53 redemption lamb or the Isa 53 sa’ir l’azazel kapporah.]

Yooooooo! Cannot be a mere man because He could not redeem another or be a redemption lamb. Aaaaaaaaah!

TPT Yes, this is our God, our great God forever. He will lead us onward until the end, through all time, beyond death, and into eternity!

Great God. Bears repeated pointing out.

RSV that this is God, our God for ever and ever. He will be our guide for ever.

RSVCE that this is God, our God for ever and ever. He will be our guide for ever.

TLV Consider her ramparts, go through her palaces, so you may describe it to the next generation.

VOICE For so is God, our True God, forever and ever; He will be our guide till the end.

True God.

WEB For this God is our God forever and ever. He will be our guide even to death.

WYC For this is God, our God, into without end, and into the world of world; he shall govern us into worlds. (For this God is our God, forever and ever; yea, he shall govern us forever.)

Without end. Govern. Rule. Lead.

YLT That this God [is] our God — To the age and for ever, He — he doth lead us over death!

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