Don’t faint, I’m actually writing again. I have planned for a bit to start the lifegroup back once our homeschool started back for the boys, and today is their first day.
I would like to make a change to our group though – for the time being, I’d like to study any verse in the Bible, not just Ephesians. Eventually, I’d love to go back and finish up Ephesians, but for now, I’d love to hear about some of your favorite verses. What verse(s) speak(s) to you? I’d love to read your thoughts (it doesn’t have to analyze every word or compare different versions).
I sooo look forward to hearing about your favorite verses. I’ll also be sharing some of mine. Today’s verse, 1 Chron 4:10, has been on my heart the last few weeks – encouraging me on a few different fronts. 🙂
MSG 1 Chron 4:9-10 Jabez was a better man than his brothers, a man of honor. His mother had named him Jabez (Oh, the pain!), saying, “A painful birth! I bore him in great pain!” Jabez prayed to the God of Israel: “Bless me, O bless me! Give me land, large tracts of land. And provide your personal protection—don’t let evil hurt me.” God gave him what he asked.
AMP Jabez cried to the God of Israel, saying, Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it might not hurt me! And God granted his request.
NLT He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request.
NKJV And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
HEBREW And called Jabez on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, that might your hand be with me, that you would keep [me from] evil, that it may not do grief.” And God him granted that which he requested.