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Exegesis Exhibit A

This article is a collection of verses used to show first principles of Exegesis from Sola Scriptura (Pashat in Jewish Exegesis).

Not Exhaustive

This is NOT an exhaustive list of passages. We are just going for a comprehensive but not exhaustive picture. For example we don't do anything with Jeremiah 14:14 re: God sending false prophets, because we have several other passages about God sending false prophets. We did include Hosea 12:10, because we wanted to show that God would send true prophets, not just false ones (also see Amos 13:9). Please feel free to suggest a verse that may belong on this page or on Exegesis!

And the Lord said to me: “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds. –Jeremiah 14:14 (ESV)

So, Ezekiel 14, Zephaniah 1, 1 Kings 9:8, Jeremiah 16:10, etc.. are of course known but just not included for the sake of brevity. Matthew 7:15 for example not being quoted for example because it is the same message as Matthew 24:11. If you feel we've missed out including an important passage, please let us know and we'll include it.

Not Fully 'Pashat'

…neither is it fully Pashat. That means we don't use a verse like Zechariah 8:16 and then turn and say, since we were created in the image of God, that implies God himself always seeks to speak the truth. But instead we say there is some validity to it because God says he hates 'those things'. Please suggest any obvious pashat readings we missed on Exegesis!

“These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; do not plot evil against each other, and do not love to swear falsely. I hate all this,” declares the Lord. –Zechariah 8:16-17 (NIV)

List of Verses

61 verses quoted below (plus eight above).

Note, that I've been experimenting with comparing different translations recently; Especially the KJV and RSV. I may include one or more other translations; in general I think you will see how little difference there is in meaning between the translations, yet there is still the feeling, the readability, etc. to consider.

Genesis 1:1
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. KJV
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. NIV
1 In the beginning God created[a] the heavens and the earth. RSV
Genesis 1:26
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. KJV
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” NIV
26 Then 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 birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” RSV
Genesis 1:31
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. KJV
31 God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. NASB
31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day. RSV
Exodus 2:23-25 (KJV) (NASB) (RSV)
23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. 23 Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God. 23 In the course of those many days the king of Egypt died. And the people of Israel groaned under their bondage, and cried out for help, and their cry under bondage came up to God.
24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 24 So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them. 25 God saw the sons of Israel, and God [a]took notice of them. 25 And God saw the people of Israel, and God knew their condition.
Exodus 19:4-8 (KJV) (NIV) RSV
4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. 4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 4 You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.
5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 5 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my own possession among all peoples; for all the earth is mine,
6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. 6 you[a] will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.” 6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him. 7 So Moses went back and summoned the elders of the people and set before them all the words the Lord had commanded him to speak. 7 So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the Lord had commanded him.
8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord. 8 The people all responded together, “We will do everything the Lord has said.” So Moses brought their answer back to the Lord. 8 And all the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do.” And Moses reported the words of the people to the Lord.
Exodus 20:1
1 And God spake all these words, saying, KJV
1 And God spoke all these words: NIV
1 And God spoke all these words, saying, RSV
Deuteronomy 4:22
2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. KJV
2 You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. NASB
2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it; that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. RSV
Deuteronomy 4:32-40 (KJV) NASB RSV
32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it? 32 “Indeed, ask now concerning the former days which were before you, since the day that God created [a]man on the earth, and inquire from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything been done like this great thing, or has anything been heard like it? 32 “For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of.
33 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live? 33 Has any people heard the voice of God speaking from the midst of the fire, as you have heard it, and survived? 33 Did any people ever hear the voice of a god speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and still live?
34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? 34 Or has a god tried to go to take for himself a nation from within another nation by trials, by signs and wonders and by war and by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm and by great terrors, [b]as the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? 34 Or has any god ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, and by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him. 35 To you it was shown that you might know that the Lord, He is God; there is no other besides Him. 35 To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord is God; there is no other besides him.
36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire. 36 Out of the heavens He let you hear His voice to discipline you; and on earth He let you see His great fire, and you heard His words from the midst of the fire. 36 Out of heaven he let you hear his voice, that he might discipline you; and on earth he let you see his great fire, and you heard his words out of the midst of the fire.
37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; 37 [c]Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose [d]their descendants after them. And He [e]personally brought you from Egypt by His great power, 37 And because he loved your fathers and chose their descendants after them, and brought you out of Egypt with his own presence, by his great power,
38 To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day. 38 driving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in and to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is today. 38 driving out before you nations greater and mightier than yourselves, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as at this day;
39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. 39 Know therefore today, and take it to your heart, that the Lord, He is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other. 39 know therefore this day, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.
40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, for ever. 40 So you shall keep His statutes and His commandments which I am [f]giving you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may [g]live long on the land which the Lord your God is giving you for all time.” 40 Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the Lord your God gives you for ever.”
Deuteronomy 12:32
32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. KJV
32 “[a]Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it. NASB
32 [a] “Everything that I command you you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to it or take from it. RSV
Deuteronomy 13:1-5 (KJV) (NIV) (RSV)
1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 1 [a]If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, 1 “If a prophet arises among you, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder,
2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 2 and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” 2 and the sign or wonder which he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams; for the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
4 Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. 4 It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. 4 You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him, and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and cleave to him.
5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the Lord thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee. 5 That prophet or dreamer must be put to death for inciting rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery. That prophet or dreamer tried to turn you from the way the Lord your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you. 5 But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to make you leave the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from the midst of you.
Deuteronomy 18:14-16 (KJV) (NIV) (RSV)
14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do. 14 The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do so. 14 For these nations, which you are about to dispossess, give heed to soothsayers and to diviners; but as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you so to do.
15 The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; 15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. 15 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brethren—him you shall heed—
16 According to all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. 16 For this is what you asked of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the Lord our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.” 16 just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’
Deuteronomy 18:18
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. KJV
18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. NIV
18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brethren; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. RSV
Deuteronomy 18:20
20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. KJV
20 But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death.” NIV
20 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ RSV
Deuteronomy 18:21-22
21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? 22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him. KJV
21 You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the Lord?” 22 If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed. NIV
21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’— 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you need not be afraid of him. RSV
Deuteronomy 29:24-25
24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the Lord done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger? 25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt: KJV
24 All the nations will say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land? Why this great [a]outburst of anger?’ 25 Then men will say, ‘Because they forsook the covenant of the Lord, the God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt. NASB
24 yea, all the nations would say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land? What means the heat of this great anger?’ 25 Then men would say, ‘It is because they forsook the covenant of the Lord, the God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them out of the land of Egypt, RSV
Deuteronomy 29:29
29 The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. KJV
29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God; but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. RSV
29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. ESV
Deuteronomy 30:14
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. KJV
14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. NIV
14 But the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it. RSV
Deuteronomy 30:15
15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; KJV
15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. NIV
15 “See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil. RSV
Deuteronomy 30:19
19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: KJV
19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live NIV
19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live, RSV
Deuteronomy 34:10
10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, KJV
10 Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, NIV
10 And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, RSV
Leviticus 10:1
And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not. KJV
Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, contrary to his command. NIV
Now Nadab and Abi′hu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer, and put fire in it, and laid incense on it, and offered unholy fire before the Lord, such as he had not commanded them. RSV
Leviticus 10:2
And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not. KJV
So fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. NIV
And fire came forth from the presence of the Lord and devoured them, and they died before the Lord. RSV
Leviticus 26:3-4
3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; 4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. KJV
3 If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out, 4 then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit. NASB
3 “If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, 4 then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. RSV
Numbers 23:19
19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? KJV
19 God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? NIV
19 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfil it? RSV
Joshua 1:8
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. KJV
8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may [d]be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will [e]have success. NASB
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success. RSV
Judges 10:13-14
13 Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more. 14 Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation. KJV
13 Yet you have forsaken Me and served other gods; therefore I will no longer deliver you. 14 Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress.” NASB
13 Yet you have forsaken me and served other gods; therefore I will deliver you no more. 14 Go and cry to the gods whom you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress.” RSV
2 Kings 17:13
13 Yet the Lord testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. KJV
13 The Lord warned Israel and Judah through all his prophets and seers: “Turn from your evil ways. Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire Law that I commanded your ancestors to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets.” NIV
13 Yet the Lord warned Israel and Judah by every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep my commandments and my statutes, in accordance with all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.” RSV
Psalm 19:7
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. KJV
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. NIV
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; RSV
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,[a] reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; ESV
Psalm 119:105
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. KJV
105 Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. RSV
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. ESV
Psalm 119:160
160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. KJV
160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal. NIV
160 The sum of thy word is truth; and every one of thy righteous ordinances endures for ever. RSV
Proverbs 30:5-6
5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. KJV
5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. 6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar NIV
5 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. 6 Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you, and you be found a liar. RSV
Ecclesiastes 7:21
21 Also, do not [n]take seriously all words which are spoken, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you. KJV
21 Also, do not [n]take seriously all words which are spoken, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you NASB
21 Do not give heed to all the things that men say, lest you hear your servant cursing you; RSV
21 Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: ESV
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. KJV
13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil. NASB
13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.[c] 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with[d] every secret thing, whether good or evil. RSV
Isaiah 40:8
8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. KJV
8 The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand for ever. RSV
8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. ESV
Isaiah 45:19
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. KJV
19 I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob’s descendants, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right. NIV
19 I did not speak in secret, in a land of darkness; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, ‘Seek me in chaos.’ I the Lord speak the truth, I declare what is right. RSV
Isaiah 46:9-10
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: KJV
9 remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ RSV
9 remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ ESV
Isaiah 55:9
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. KJV
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. RSV
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. ESV
Isaiah 55:11
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. KJV
11 so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it. RSV
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. ESV
Jeremiah 11:12
12 Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but they shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble. KJV
12 Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will go and cry to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they surely will not save them in the time of their disaster. NASB
12 Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will go and cry to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they cannot save them in the time of their trouble. RSV
Jeremiah 12:15
15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land. KJV
15 And it will come about that after I have uprooted them, I will again have compassion on them; and I will bring them back, each one to his inheritance and each one to his land. NASB
15 And after I have plucked them up, I will again have compassion on them, and I will bring them again each to his heritage and each to his land. RSV
Jeremiah 23:16
16 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord. KJV
16 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord. NIV
16 Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes; they speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord RSV
Jeremiah 29:11
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. KJV
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV
11 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. RSV
Ezekiel 13:9
9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord God. KJV
9 My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign Lord. NIV
9 My hand will be against the prophets who see delusive visions and who give lying divinations; they shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel; and you shall know that I am the Lord God. RSV
Ezekiel 18:23
23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live? KJV
23 Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked,” declares the Lord God, “[a]rather than that he should turn from his ways and live? NASB
23 Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live? RSV
Ezekiel 33:11
11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? KJV
11 Say to them, ‘As I live!’ declares the Lord [a]God, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?’ NASB
11 Say to them, As I live, says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel? RSV
Daniel 9:21
21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. KJV
21 while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. NIV
21 while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the first, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice. RSV
Amos 3:7
7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. KJV
7 Surely the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. RSV
7 “For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. ESV
Hosea 12:10
10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets. KJV
10 I spoke to the prophets, gave them many visions and told parables through them.” NIV
10 I spoke to the prophets; it was I who multiplied visions, and through the prophets gave parables. RSV
Micah 6:8
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? KJV
8 He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love [c]kindness, And to walk [d]humbly with your God? NASB
8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,[a] and to walk humbly with your God? RSV
Habakuk 2:2
2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. KJV
2 Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald[b] may run with it. NIV
2 And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain upon tablets, so he may run who reads it. RSV
Matthew 5:18
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. KJV
18 For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. RSV
18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. ESV
Matthew 24:11
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. KJV
11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. NIV
11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. RSV
Matthew 24:35
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. KJV
35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. RSV
35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. ESV
John 10:35
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; KJV
35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside— NIV
35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came (and scripture cannot be broken), RSV
John 17:17
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. KJV
17 Sanctify them by[d] the truth; your word is truth. NIV
17 Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth. RSV
2 Timothy 3:16
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: KJV
16 All scripture is inspired by God and[a] profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. RSV
16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God[a] may be complete, equipped for every good work. ESV
Hebrews 6:18
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: KJV
18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. NIV
18 so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God should prove false, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us. RSV
James 1:22
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. KJV
22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. NIV
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. RSV
2 Peter 1:20
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. KJV
20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. NIV
20 First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, RSV
2 Peter 2:1-3 (KJV) NIV RSV
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. 1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 2 Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. 2 And many will follow their licentiousness, and because of them the way of truth will be reviled.
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 3 In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping 3 And in their greed they will exploit you with false words; from of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not been asleep.
1 John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. KJV
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. NIV
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. RSV
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