Thursday, December 22, 2022

The SIXTH day

 Genesis 1:31

King James Version

31 And God saw every thing that he had made, 

and, behold, 

it was very good.

 And the evening and the morning 

were the sixth day.

GOD created man on the sixth day.

It's time we understood the sequence of events.

How GOD created man, why He did, what was expected of man, and what happened after the fall.

Let's turn to the Bible for clarity.

BEFORE the fall:

Genesis 1:26-27

King James Version

26 And God said, 

Let us make man in our image, 

after our likeness: 

and let them have dominion 

over the fish of the sea, 

and over the fowl of the air, 

and over the cattle, 

and over all the earth, 

and over every creeping thing 

that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, 

in the image of God created he him; 

male and female created he them.

Genesis 1:28

King James Version

28 And God blessed them, 

and God said unto them, 

Be fruitful, and multiply, 

and replenish the earth, and subdue it: 

and have dominion over the fish of the sea, 

and over the fowl of the air, 

and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Genesis 2:7

King James Version

7 And the Lord God formed man 

of the dust of the ground, 

and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; 

and man became a living soul.

Genesis 2:8

King James Version

8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; 

and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Genesis 2:15

King James Version

15 And the Lord God took the man, 

and put him into the garden of Eden 

to dress it and to keep it.

Genesis 2:18

King James Version

18 And the Lord God said, 

It is not good that the man should be alone; 

I will make him an help meet for him.

Genesis 2:19-20

King James Version

19 And out of the ground 

the Lord God formed every beast of the field, 

and every fowl of the air; 

and brought them unto Adam 

to see what he would call them: 

and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, 

that was the name thereof.

20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, 

and to the fowl of the air, 

and to every beast of the field; 

but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

Genesis 2:21-22

King James Version

21 And the Lord God 

caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, 

and he slept: 

and he took one of his ribs, 

and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22 And the rib, 

which the Lord God had taken from man, 

made he a woman, 

and brought her unto the man.

Genesis 2:23

King James Version

23 And Adam said, 

This is now bone of my bones, 

and flesh of my flesh: 

she shall be called Woman, 

because she was taken out of Man.

Genesis 2:24

King James Version

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, 

and shall cleave unto his wife: 

and they shall be one flesh.

AFTER the fall:

Genesis 3:13

King James Version

13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, 

What is this that thou hast done? 

And the woman said, 

The serpent beguiled me, 

and I did eat.

Genesis 3:16

King James Version

16 Unto the woman he said,

 I will greatly multiply thy sorrow 

and thy conception; 

in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; 

and thy desire shall be to thy husband, 

and he shall rule over thee.

Genesis 3:17-19

King James Version

17 And unto Adam he said, 

Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, 

and hast eaten of the tree, 

of which I commanded thee, saying, 

Thou shalt not eat of it: 

cursed is the ground for thy sake; 

in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; 

and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, 

till thou return unto the ground; 

for out of it wast thou taken: 

for dust thou art, 

and unto dust shalt thou return.

Genesis 3:20

King James Version

20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; 

because she was the mother of all living.

An important thing to remember:

Genesis 5:1-2

King James Version

5 This is the book of the generations of Adam. 

In the day that God created man, 

in the likeness of God made he him;

2 Male and female created he them; 

and blessed them, 

and called their name Adam, 

in the day when they were created.

GENESIS is the foundation for everything about man, and woman.

Have we honored this?

Do we believe this?

As born again, I believe it why my whole heart.

That's why I'm posting it here.

Next post focuses on how men and women are to treat each other, according to Scripture.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Loving GOD's precepts

 Psalm 119:128

King James Version

128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts 

concerning all things to be right; 

and I hate every false way.

I know it's pretty self-explanatory.

Still, I search the Bible, for what "precepts" mean.

As born again workman, and writer, I love word study.

It's a way to get things right about GOD's WORD.

Here's what Bible versions say about "precepts":

Psalm 119:128

Contemporary English Version

128 I follow all your commands,[a]

but I hate anyone

    who leads me astray.

Psalm 119:128

GOD’S WORD Translation

128 I follow the straight paths of your guiding principles.

I hate every pathway that leads to lying.

Psalm 119:128

Good News Translation

128 And so I follow all your instructions;[a]

    I hate all wrong ways.

Psalm 119:128

International Children’s Bible

128 I respect all your orders.

    So I hate lying ways.

Psalm 119:128

Living Bible

128 Every law of God is right, whatever it concerns. I hate every other way.

Psalm 119:128

New Catholic Bible

128 That is why I regard all your commandments as right

    and despise every way that is false.

Psalm 119:128

New International Reader's Version

128 I consider all your rules to be right.

    So I hate every path that sinners take.

Psalm 119:128

New Life Version

128 And so I look upon all of Your Law as right. I hate every false way.

Tehillim 119:128

Orthodox Jewish Bible

128 Therefore I esteem right all Thy pikkudim concerning all things; and I hate every orakh sheker. PEH

Psalm 119:128

The Voice

128 It’s true that I regard all Your guidance to be correct and good;

    I despise every deceptive path.

In SUMMARY, "precepts" mean:


guiding principles









Thursday, October 20, 2022

CONCERN for others

 John 13:34-35

King James Version

34 A new commandment I give unto you, 

That ye love one another; as I have loved you, 

that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, 

if ye have love one to another.

The LORD JESUS was clear.

We are to love one another.

"But I'm not a disciple", you'd say.

So, you'd rather go about your way, not caring.

Listen to what JESUS says:

John 8:24

King James Version

24 I said therefore unto you, 

that ye shall die in your sins: 

for if ye believe not that I am he, 

ye shall die in your sins.

If that doesn't alarm you, I don't know what will.

For my part, I just knew I didn't want to sin anymore.

I made that declaration to self, and started to make changes.

Five months after, on September 2019, GOD made me born again.

He knew I was serious about getting to His truth.

GOD showed us how to love:

Isaiah 41:17

King James Version

17 When the poor and needy seek water, 

and there is none, 

and their tongue faileth for thirst, 

I the Lord will hear them, 

I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

John 3:16-17

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world 

to condemn the world; 

but that the world through him might be saved.

John 6:39-40

King James Version

39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, 

that of all which he hath given me 

I should lose nothing, 

but should raise it up again at the last day.

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, 

that every one which seeth the Son, 

and believeth on him, 

may have everlasting life: 

and I will raise him up at the last day.

JESUS showed us how to love, too:

Mark 10:45

King James Version

45 For even the Son of man came 

not to be ministered unto, 

but to minister, 

and to give his life a ransom for many.

2 Corinthians 8:9

King James Version

9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

that, though he was rich, 

yet for your sakes he became poor, 

that ye through his poverty might be rich.

1 Peter 3:18

King James Version

18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, 

the just for the unjust, 

that he might bring us to God, 

being put to death in the flesh, 

but quickened by the Spirit:

Having been shown by GOD, and by His Son, JESUS, how to love, in turn, here's how we can love others:

Psalm 82:3

King James Version

3 Defend the poor and fatherless: 

do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Psalm 82:4

King James Version

4 Deliver the poor and needy: 

rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

Proverbs 3:27-28

King James Version

27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, 

when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

28 Say not unto thy neighbour, 

Go, and come again, 

and to morrow I will give; 

when thou hast it by thee.

Proverbs 14:21

King James Version

21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: 

but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Proverbs 29:7

King James Version

7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: 

but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

Proverbs 31:8

King James Version

8 Open thy mouth for the dumb 

in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

Proverbs 31:9

King James Version

9 Open thy mouth, 

judge righteously, 

and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Isaiah 1:17

King James Version

17 Learn to do well; 

seek judgment, 

relieve the oppressed, 

judge the fatherless, 

plead for the widow.

Isaiah 58:10-12

King James Version

10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, 

and satisfy the afflicted soul; 

then shall thy light rise in obscurity, 

and thy darkness be as the noon day:

11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, 

and satisfy thy soul in drought, 

and make fat thy bones: 

and thou shalt be like a watered garden, 

and like a spring of water, 

whose waters fail not.

12 And they that shall be of thee 

shall build the old waste places: 

thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; 

and thou shalt be called, 

The repairer of the breach, 

The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Romans 15:1

King James Version

15 We then that are strong 

ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, 

and not to please ourselves.

Romans 15:5

King James Version

5 Now the God of patience and consolation 

grant you to be likeminded one toward another 

according to Christ Jesus:

I thank the HOLY SPIRIT, for guiding me to write this article.

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

The VIRTUOUS woman

 Proverbs 31:1

King James Version

31 The words of king Lemuel, 

the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Who is king Lemuel?

What did his mother teach him?

Here's what the Bible says:

Proverbs 31:10-31

King James Version

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? 

for her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, 

so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good and not evil 

all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool, 

and flax, 

and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants' ships; 

she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, 

and giveth meat to her household, 

and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, 

and buyeth it: 

with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with strength, 

and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: 

her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, 

and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; 

yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: 

for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; 

her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, 

when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24 She maketh fine linen, 

and selleth it; 

and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; 

and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; 

and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, 

and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, 

and call her blessed; 

her husband also, 

and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, 

but thou excellest them all.

30 Favour is deceitful, 

and beauty is vain: 

but a woman that feareth the Lord, 

she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; 

and let her own works praise her in the gates.

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WORD study


 Proverbs 19:14

King James Version

14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: 

and a prudent wife is from the Lord.

What is a prudent wife?

What does "prudent" mean?

Let's turn to the Bible versions, that we may understand.

Proverbs 19:14

Amplified Bible

House and wealth are the inheritance from fathers,

But a wise, understanding, and sensible wife is [a gift and blessing] from the Lord.

Proverbs 19:14

Common English Bible

14 House and riches are an inheritance from one’s ancestors,

    but an insightful wife is from the Lord.

Proverbs 19:14

Complete Jewish Bible

14 A house and wealth are inherited from ancestors,

    but a sensible wife is from Adonai.

Proverbs 19:14

Easy-to-Read Version

14 People receive houses and money from their parents, but a good wife is a gift from the Lord.

Proverbs 19:14

Evangelical Heritage Version

14 Home and wealth are an inheritance from fathers,

but a wife with good sense is from the Lord.

Proverbs 19:14

International Children’s Bible

14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents.

    But a wise wife is a gift from the Lord.

Proverbs 19:14

Living Bible

14 A father can give his sons homes and riches, but only the Lord can give them understanding wives.

Proverbs 19:14

The Message

14 House and land are handed down from parents,

    but a congenial spouse comes straight from God.

Proverbs 19:14

New Life Version

14 House and riches are handed down from fathers, but an understanding wife is from the Lord.

Mishle 19:14

Orthodox Jewish Bible

14 Bais and hon (wealth) are the nachalah avot, and a prudent isha (wife) is from Hashem.

In SUMMARY, a "prudent" wife means:

a wise, understanding, and sensible wife

an insightful wife

a sensible wife

a good wife

a wife with good sense

a wise wife

understanding wives

a congenial spouse

an understanding wife

a prudent isha (wife)

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BASIS for BIBLE versions

WORD study

GODLY women

 Proverbs 31:30

King James Version

30 Favour is deceitful, 

and beauty is vain: 

but a woman that feareth the Lord, 

she shall be praised.

What is a godly woman?

What makes her so?

Scripture has the answers:

Proverbs 11:16

King James Version

16 A gracious woman retaineth honour

and strong men retain riches.

Proverbs 12:4

King James Version

4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband

but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 19:14

King James Version

14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: 

and a prudent wife is from the Lord.

Proverbs 31:10

King James Version

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? 

for her price is far above rubies.

Luke 10:38-42

King James Version

38 Now it came to pass, 

as they went, 

that he entered into a certain village: 

and a certain woman named Martha 

received him into her house.

39 And she had a sister called Mary, 

which also sat at Jesus' feet, 

and heard his word.

40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, 

and came to him, 

and said, 


dost thou not care 

that my sister hath left me to serve alone? 

bid her therefore that she help me.

41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, 

Martha, Martha, 

thou art careful and troubled about many things:

42 But one thing is needful: 

and Mary hath chosen that good part, 

which shall not be taken away from her.

John 8:10-11

King James Version

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, 

and saw none but the woman, 

he said unto her, 


where are those thine accusers? 

hath no man condemned thee?

11 She said, 

No man, Lord. 

And Jesus said unto her, 

Neither do I condemn thee: 

go, and sin no more.

Ephesians 5:22-24

King James Version

22 Wives, 

submit yourselves unto your own husbands, 

as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, 

even as Christ is the head of the church: 

and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, 

so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Colossians 3:18

King James Version

18 Wives, 

submit yourselves unto your own husbands, 

as it is fit in the Lord.

1 Timothy 2:9-10

King James Version

9 In like manner also, 

that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, 

with shamefacedness and sobriety; 

not with broided hair, 

or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

10 But (which becometh women professing godliness)

 with good works.

1 Timothy 2:11-15

King James Version

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, 

nor to usurp authority over the man, 

but to be in silence.

13 For Adam was first formed, 

then Eve.

14 And Adam was not deceived, 

but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, 

if they continue in faith and charity 

and holiness with sobriety.

1 Timothy 3:11

King James Version

11 Even so must their wives be grave, 

not slanderers, 


faithful in all things.

Titus 2:3-5

King James Version

3 The aged women likewise, 

that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, 

not false accusers, 

not given to much wine, 

teachers of good things;

4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, 

to love their husbands, 

to love their children,

5 To be discreet, 


keepers at home, 


obedient to their own husbands, 

that the word of God be not blasphemed.

1 Peter 3:1

King James Version

3 Likewise, 

ye wives, 

be in subjection to your own husbands; 

that, if any obey not the word, 

they also may without the word be won 

by the conversation of the wives;

1 Peter 3:3-5

King James Version

3 Whose adorning 

let it not be that outward adorning 

of plaiting the hair, 

and of wearing of gold, 

or of putting on of apparel;

4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart,

 in that which is not corruptible, 

even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, 

which is in the sight of God of great price.

5 For after this manner in the old time 

the holy women also, 

who trusted in God, 

adorned themselves, 

being in subjection unto their own husbands:

Turn to the next post to know more about a "prudent" wife.

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Titus 2:11-12

King James Version

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation 

hath appeared to all men,

12 Teaching us that, 

denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, 

we should live soberly, 


and godly, 

in this present world;

What is a godly man?

How shall he be defined?

What must he do?

What must he be?

The Bible is full of instruction, but here are a few answers:

Psalm 112:1

King James Version

112 Praise ye the Lord. 

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, 

that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 112:4

King James Version

4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: 

he is gracious, 

and full of compassion, 

and righteous.

Psalm 112:5-9

King James Version

5 A good man sheweth favour, 

and lendeth: 

he will guide his affairs with discretion.

6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: 

the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: 

his heart is fixed, 

trusting in the Lord.

8 His heart is established, 

he shall not be afraid, 

until he see his desire upon his enemies.

9 He hath dispersed, 

he hath given to the poor; 

his righteousness endureth for ever; 

his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Psalm 119:9

King James Version

9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? 

by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

Proverbs 20:3

King James Version

3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife

but every fool will be meddling.

Proverbs 20:5

King James Version

5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; 

but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 20:6

King James Version

6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: 

but a faithful man who can find?

Proverbs 20:7

King James Version

7 The just man walketh in his integrity: 

his children are blessed after him.

Proverbs 20:27

King James Version

27 The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, 

searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Proverbs 20:28

King James Version

28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: 

and his throne is upholden by mercy.

Proverbs 27:17

King James Version

17 Iron sharpeneth iron; 

so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Proverbs 31:8-9

King James Version

8 Open thy mouth for the dumb 

in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

9 Open thy mouth, 

judge righteously, 

and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Micah 6:8

King James Version

8 He hath shewed thee, 

O man, 

what is good; 

and what doth the Lord require of thee, 

but to do justly, 

and to love mercy, 

and to walk humbly with thy God?

Matthew 5:28

King James Version

28 But I say unto you, 

That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her 

hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Romans 12:1-2

King James Version

12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, 

by the mercies of God, 

that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, 


acceptable unto God, 

which is your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world: 

but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, 

that ye may prove what is that good, 

and acceptable, 

and perfect, 

will of God.

1 Corinthians 13:11

King James Version

11 When I was a child, 

I spake as a child, 

I understood as a child, 

I thought as a child: 

but when I became a man, 

I put away childish things.

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

King James Version

13 Watch ye, 

stand fast in the faith, 

quit you like men, 

be strong.

14 Let all your things be done with charity.

Galatians 1:10

King James Version

10 For do I now persuade men, 

or God? 

or do I seek to please men? 

for if I yet pleased men, 

I should not be the servant of Christ.

Ephesians 5:28

King James Version

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. 

He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

Colossians 3:19

King James Version

19 Husbands, 

love your wives, 

and be not bitter against them.

1 Timothy 2:8

King James Version

8 I will therefore that men pray every where, 

lifting up holy hands, 

without wrath and doubting.

1 Timothy 3:2

King James Version

2 A bishop then must be blameless, 

the husband of one wife, 

vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, 

given to hospitality, 

apt to teach;

1 Timothy 3:12

King James Version

12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, 

ruling their children and their own houses well.

1 Timothy 5:1

King James Version

5 Rebuke not an elder, 

but intreat him as a father; 

and the younger men as brethren;

1 Timothy 5:8

King James Version

8 But if any provide not for his own, 

and specially for those of his own house, 

he hath denied the faith, 

and is worse than an infidel.

1 Timothy 6:11

King James Version

11 But thou, 

O man of God, 

flee these things; 

and follow after righteousness, 

godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Titus 2:1-2

King James Version

2 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

2 That the aged men be sober, 

grave, temperate, sound in faith, 

in charity, in patience.

Titus 2:6-8

King James Version

6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: 

in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

8 Sound speech, 

that cannot be condemned; 

that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, 

having no evil thing to say of you.

James 5:12

King James Version

12 But above all things, 

my brethren, 

swear not, 

neither by heaven, 

neither by the earth, 

neither by any other oath: 

but let your yea be yea; 

and your nay, nay; 

lest ye fall into condemnation.

1 Peter 3:7

King James Version

7 Likewise, ye husbands, 

dwell with them according to knowledge, 

giving honour unto the wife, 

as unto the weaker vessel, 

and as being heirs together of the grace of life;

 that your prayers be not hindered.

1 Peter 5:2-4

King James Version

2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, 

taking the oversight thereof, 

not by constraint, 

but willingly; 

not for filthy lucre, 

but of a ready mind;

3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, 

but being examples to the flock.

4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, 

ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

1 Peter 5:5-7

King James Version

5 Likewise, ye younger, 

submit yourselves unto the elder. 

Yea, all of you be subject one to another, 

and be clothed with humility: 

for God resisteth the proud, 

and giveth grace to the humble.

6 Humble yourselves therefore 

under the mighty hand of God, 

that he may exalt you in due time:

7 Casting all your care upon him; 

for he careth for you.

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