Earth:Theatre of God's Universe - Bible Texts

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New Century Version: [NCV] "Scriptures quoted from the Everyday Bible, New Century Version, copyright 1987, 1988 by Word Publishing, Dallas, Texas 75039 Used by permission."

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The NCV Internation Children's Bible version: [ICV] "Scripture quoted from the International Childrens Bible, New Century Version, copyright 1983, 1986, 1988 by Word Publishing, Dallas, Texas 75039. Used by permission."

King James Version: [KJV]: translated in 1611- (notice that we have simplified some words in brackets)

The Bible in Basic English: [BBE] Originally published by the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England

New Living Translation: [NLT] "Scripture quotations markled [NLT] are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publisheers, Inc. Wheaton, Illinois 60189 All rights reserved."

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2 Peter 1:2-5 NLT:
"May God bless you with his special favor and wonderful peace as you come to know Jesus, our God and Lord, better and better. As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness! And by that same mighty power, he has given us all of his rich and wonderful promises. He has promised that you will escape the decadence all around you caused by evil desires and that you will share in his divine nature. So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life. Then your faith will produce a life of moral excellence. A life of moral excellence leads to knowing God better."
Hebrews 1:14 NIrV:
"All angels are spirits who serve. God sends them to serve those who will receive salvation"
Hebrews 11:3 KJV:
"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God..." 1 Cor. 4:9 NIrV "It seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of a parade. We are like people sentenced to die in front of a crowd. We have been made a show for the whole creation to see. Angels and people are staring at us."
Isaiah 14:12+ KJV:
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High." (See Also Ezekial 28:12+)
Luke 10:18: NIrV:
"Jesus replied, "I saw Satan fall like lighting from heaven." Revelation 12:7-9 "There was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back. But the dragon wasn't strong enough. He and his angels lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was thrown down to the earth, and his angels with him. The dragon is that old serpent called the devil, or Satan. He leads the whole world down the wrong path."
Exodus 20:11 KJV:
"For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. (make it holy)
Genesis 2:3 KJV:
"And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified (to make it holy) it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made."
Genesis 3:5 BBE:
"For God sees that on the day when you take of its fruit, your eyes will be open, and you will be as gods, haveing knoweldge of good and evil."
John 3:16 ICB:
"For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son. God gave his Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life."
Genesis 6:5 + ICB:
The Lord saw that the human beings on the earth were very wicked. He also saw that their thoughts were only about evil all the time....Gen 6:7 So the Lord said, "I will destroy all human beings that I made on the earth. And I will destroy every animal and everything that crawls on the earth.Gen 6:13 So God said to Noah, "People have made the earth full of violence. So I will destroy all people from the earth."
Gen 9:13-16- NCV:
"I am putting my rainbow in the clouds as the sign of the agreement between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and a rainbow appears in them, I will remember my agreement between me and you and every living thing. Floods will never again destroy all life on the earth. When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and I will remember the agreement that continues forever between me and every living thing on the earth."
Ezekiel 8:14 NCV:
"Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the Temple of the LORD, where I saw women sitting and crying for Tammuz."
Genesis 8:8-9 KJV:
"Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark."
Genesis 11:8,9 NCV:
"So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. The place is called Babel since that is where the LORD confused the language of the whole world. So the LORD caused them to spread out from there over the whole world."
Genesis 22:13: ICB:
"Then Abraham looked up and saw a male sheep. Its horns were caught in a bush. So Abraham went and took the sheep and killed it. He offered it as a whole burnt offering to God. Abraham's son was saved."
Exodus 6:5,6 NCV:
"Now I have heard the cries of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are treating as slaves, and I remember my agreement. So tell the people of Israel that I say to them, 'I am the LORD. I will save you from the hard work the Egyptians force you to do. I will make you free, so you will not be slaves to the Egyptians. I will free you by my great power, and I will punish the Egyptians terribly."
Exodus 16:29-31 NCV:
Look, the LORD has made the Sabbath a day of rest for you. So on the sixth day he will give you enough food for two days, but on the seventh day each of you must stay where you are. Do not go anywhere. So the people rested on the seventh day. The people of Israel called the food manna. It was like small white seeds and tasted like wafers made with honey."
Exodus 19:5,6 ICB:
"So now obey me and keep my agreement. Do this, and you will be my own possession, chosen from all nations. Even though the whole earth is mine,you will be my kingdom of priests. You will be a nation that belongs to me alone.' You must tell the Israelites these words."
Hebrews 8:1-3 NCV:
"Here is the point of what we are saying: We have a high priest who sits on the right side of God's throne in heaven. Our high priest serves in the Most Holy Place, the true place of worship that was made by God, not by humans. Every high priest has the work of offering gifts and sacrifices to God. So our high priest must also offer something to God."
Exodus 25:8 KJV:
"And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them."
Ezekiel 11:12 NLV:
"And you will know that I am the Lord. For you have refused to obey me; instead, you have copied the sins of teh nations around you."
1 Kings 18:21 NCV:
Elijah approached the people and said, "How long will you not decide between two choices? If the LORD is the true God, follow him, but if Baal is the true God, follow him!" But the people said nothing.
Daniel 2:18,19 NCV:
"Daniel asked his friends to pray that the God of heaven would show them mercy and help them understand this secret so he and his friends would not be killed with the other wise men of Babylon. During the night God explained the secret to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven."
Matthew 22:37-39 ICB:
Jesus answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.' This is the first and most important command. And the second command is like the first: 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.'
1 John 3:16 NIrV:
"We know what love is because Jesus Christ gave his love for us."
Matthew 4:4 ICV:
Jesus answered, "It is written in the Scriptures, 'A person does not live only by eating bread. But a person lives by everything the Lord says.'"
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV:
"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
Hebrews 10:25 NCV:
You should not stay away from the church meetings, as some are doing, but you should meet together and encourage each other. Do this even more as you see the day coming.
1 John 1:9 NLT:
But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong."
Acts 2:1-4 NCV:
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a noise like a strong, blowing wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw something like flames of fire that were separated and stood over each person there. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak different languages by the power the Holy Spirit was giving them."
Revelation 1:1-3 ICV:
"This is the revelation of Jesus Christ. God gave this revelation to Jesus, to show his servants what must soon happen. And Jesus sent his angel to show it to his servant John. John has told everything that he has seen. It is the truth that Jesus Christ told him; it is the message from God. The one who reads the words of God's message is happy. And the people who hear this message and do what is written in it are happy. The time is near when all of this will happen."
Revelation 6:5 ICV:
The Lamb opened the third seal. Then I heard the third living thing say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse. Its rider held a pair of scales in his hand."
Daniel 8:14 KJV:
"And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed."
Hebrews 8:1-6 NCV:
" Here is the point of what we are saying: We have a high priest who sits on the right side of God's throne in heaven. Our high priest serves in the Most Holy Place, the true place of worship that was made by God, not by humans. Every high priest has the work of offering gifts and sacrifices to God. So our high priest must also offer something to God. If our high priest were now living on earth, he would not be a priest, because there are already priests here who follow the law by offering gifts to God. The work they do as priests is only a copy and a shadow of what is in heaven. This is why God warned Moses when he was ready to build the Holy Tent: "Be very careful to make everything by the plan I showed you on the mountain." But the priestly work that has been given to Jesus is much greater than the work that was given to the other priests. In the same way, the new agreement that Jesus brought from God to his people is much greater than the old one. And the new agreement is based on promises of better things."
2 Corinthians 5:10,11 NLV:
For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in our bodies. It is because we know this solemn fear of the Lord that we work so hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too."
Revelation 14:1 NCV:
"Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb standing on Mount Zion. With him were one hundred forty-four thousand people who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads."
Revelation 14:9 NCV:
"Then a third angel followed the first two angels, saying in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his idol and gets the beast's mark on the forehead or on the hand,..."
Revelation 14:12 KJV:
"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
Revelation 18:2-4 ICB:
The angel shouted in a powerful voice: "The great city of Babylon is destroyed! She has become a home for demons. She has become a city for every evil spirit, a city for every unclean and hated bird. All the peoples of the earth have drunk the strong wine of her sexual sin. The kings of the earth have sinned sexually with her, and the businessmen of the world have grown rich from the great wealth of her luxury." Then I heard another voice from heaven say: "Come out of that city, my people, so that you will not share in her sins. Then you will not receive the terrible things that will happen to her."
Revelation 14:6-12 KJV:
"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; strong>for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication (sexual sin). And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation (anger); and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
Revelation 14:15 ICB:
"Then another angel came out of the temple. This angel called to the One who was sitting on the cloud, "Take your sickle and gather from the earth. The time to harvest has come. The fruit of the earth is ripe."
2 Thessalonians 2:8 KJV:
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:"
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NCV:
"Brothers and sisters, we want you to know about those Christians who have died so you will not be sad, as others who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and that he rose again. So, because of him, God will raise with Jesus those who have died. What we tell you now is the Lord's own message. We who are living when the Lord comes again will not go before those who have already died. The Lord himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. And those who have died believing in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive will be gathered up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words."
1 Corinthians15:51-54 NCV:
But look! I tell you this secret: We will not all sleep in death, but we will all be changed. It will take only a second--as quickly as an eye blinks--when the last trumpet sounds. The trumpet will sound, and those who have died will be raised to live forever, and we will all be changed. This body that can be destroyed must clothe itself with something that can never be destroyed. And this body that dies must clothe itself with something that can never die. So this body that can be destroyed will clothe itself with that which can never be destroyed, and this body that dies will clothe itself with that which can never die. When this happens, this Scripture will be made true: "Death is destroyed forever in victory."
John 14:1-3 KJV:
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."
Revelation 20:4-8 NCV:
"Then I saw some thrones and people sitting on them who had been given the power to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been killed because they were faithful to the message of Jesus and the message from God. They had not worshiped the beast or his idol, and they had not received the mark of the beast on their foreheads or on their hands. They came back to life and ruled with Christ for a thousand years. (The others that were dead did not live again until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first raising of the dead. Happy and holy are those who share in this first raising of the dead. The second death has no power over them. They will be priests for God and for Christ and will rule with him for a thousand years. When the thousand years are over, Satan will be set free from his prison. Then he will go out to trick the nations in all the earth--Gog and Magog--to gather them for battle. There are so many people they will be like sand on the seashore."
Malachi 4:3 KJV:
"And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts."
Revelation 20:12-15- ICB:
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne. And the book of life was opened. There were also other books opened. The dead were judged by what they had done, which was written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it. Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them. Each person was judged by what he had done. And Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire."
Isaiah 65:17 NCV & Revelation 21:1,2 NLB:
"Look, I will make new heavens and a new earth, and people will not remember the past or think about those things. Rev 21:1,2: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a beautiful bride prepared for her husband.
Revelation 22:3-5 NL:
"There will be nothing in the city that is sinful. The place where God and the Lamb sit will be there. The servants he owns will work for Him. They will see His face and His name will be written on thier foreheads. There will be no night there. Three will be no ned for a light or for the sun. Because the Lord God will be their light. The will be leaders forever."

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