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Saturday, July 27, 2013

By Special Request: Luke 11:1-13 in the KJV and AWPR versions

By special request of a retired U.S. Air Force Master Chief Mechanic

Luke 11:1-13
King James Version (KJV)
Alternate with Word Pictures and Reiterations translation (AWPR)

And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

1)   And it came into being in the existence (of) Him
       in a certain place, 
       as He -- coming to an end and resting --ceased 
       a certain one of His disciples
       up alongside with Him said, 
             'LORD,  teach - instruct us to pray
              even as also John  taught - instructed the 
              pupils - learners - disciples  of him.'

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.   (KJV)

2)   Then He said to them,
              'Whensoever  - So often as   you pray,
                lay down definite words - say,
                ' 'Our Father who (is) in the heavens,
                  holy - clean - pure  be the Name of You.
                  Let come the Kingdom of You.
                  Let be done the will and good pleasure of You
                  as in Heaven, so upon the Earth.

Give us day by day our daily bread.    (KJV)

3)              The bread of us,
                  the needed for our substance and being,
                  (of  Your own good will and accord) give us  
                  every day - daily - day by day.


And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.   (KJV)

4)               And dismiss - remove - forgive 
                  the sins of us,
                  because we ourselves 
                  dismiss - remove - forgive     all - everyone
                  indebted - owing - duty bound to pay 
                  or give to us.
                  And do not bear up and carry us into testing
                  by trial to prove (us),
                  but draw - drag - snatch us from danger /
                  deliver us from the
                  evil labors, sorrows, and pains.

And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;   (KJV)

5)   And He said up alongside with them,
               ‘Who out of you shall have – hold – possess
                 a friend – a companion

     [LXX  Esther 5:10, Daniel 2:13,17-18 refers to philos as
      a “bridesman”.   
      Hence, can also imply a dear friend who 
      was part of one’s inner circle wedding party, such as 
      the best man at his wedding.]

                and will pass through (from one place to another)
                up alongside with him at midnight,
                and say to him,
                   ‘ ‘Friend, lend me – let me borrow
                      3 loaves of bread.

For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?    (KJV)

6)                 Look upon favorably.
                    A friend of mine has put near side by side
                    out of a highway up alongside next to me,
                    and I certainly do not  have – hold – possess
                    what I may set or lay
                    near to – to the side of – before him.' ' 

And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.   (KJV)
7)        And that one, from a place within, answering from
            consideration and discernment may say,
             ‘ ‘Do not possess and hold out next to me  -
                Do not offer me
                breast beating wailing grief or lamentation.
                Now already! 

                The door has been shut closed and secured in
                all safety and firmness;
                the children of me are into the bed in
                the midst of me.
                I certainly am not able or capable of rising up
                to give to you of my own good will and accord.’ ‘

I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.  (KJV)
8)         I lay down definite words saying to you,
             Even if he will certainly not give to him of his own
             good will and accord,
             rising up through his being a friend – a companion
             [ a bridesman – or someone who is to him 
              like one of the family]
             yet through   [this lesser reason],
             the shamelessness – the reckless disregard of him,
             rising from lying down and from sleep,
             he will of his own good will and accord give to him
             as much as he has need of.

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.   (KJV)

9)         And I, to you, lay down definite words and say,
            ‘Ask [as that of an inferior
                       in want and need to his benefactor],
              and it will of good will and accord be given to you.
             Seek after – Look for – Strive to find,
             and you will find.
             Knock, and it will be opened again unto you.

10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.  (KJV)
10)       For all asking
            [as that of an inferior
              in want and need to his benefactor],
            takes – seizes – lays hold of – receives;
            and the (one) seeking while striving to find, finds;
            and to the (one) knocking, it will be opened again.

11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?  (KJV)
11)       Then what certain father of you  (of whom)
             the son asks
             [as that of an inferior 
              in want and need to his benefactor],
             will he not suppose or conceive of his own good
             will and accord to give a stone upon him?
             And if a fish, against a fish – instead of a fish,
             will he not of his own good will and accord
             give him a snake?            

12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?   (KJV)
12)         Or also, if he should ask
              [as that of an inferior 
               in want and need to his benefactor],
              an egg,
              will he not suppose or conceive to give him
              a scorpion?

13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?   (KJV)
13)         If then, you being corruptingly evil
              perceivingly know to 
              (of your own good will and accord to)
              give good – beneficial – useful
              gifts to the children of you,
              how greatly more rather will the Father of Heaven
              give of His own good will and accord
              (the) Holy Spirit to those 
               [politely and humbly] 
               asking Him?     

Disclaimer:  The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation, translation mine,  is designed so as to help the reader / user to clarify context and Scriptural Intent in the depth of the ancient Church which natively or fluently spoke the Koine Greek in which the passage was written and handed down to us.  Hence, the AWPR was designed to help you get the full context and word picture understanding into the English from out of the ancient Greek in which this New Testament passage was first written.   Thanks.  -- Brianroy

[Last updated verse 7.  6:30 p.m. Pacific.  Thanks.  -- Brianroy]

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Acts Chapter 8 in the King James and Alternate with Word Pictures and Reiterations Versions

Acts Chapter 8: 1-40
King James Version (KJV)
Alternate with Word Pictures and Reiterations (AWPR)

Translator's comments or notes regarding passage will appear in green

1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.   (KJV)

1)   Saul then, was thinking well together in 
      approving - consenting - and taking pleasure 
      to the murder and taking away of the dead body of him
      [Stephen] (for burial).

      Then, that one there day, it came into being (that there was) 
      a great hostile pursuing - chasing (down) persecution 
      upon the Church in Jerusalem;
      and all were dispersed and scattered
      (like seed that is thrown about)
      down upon the regions of Judea and Samaria
      over and above / except (for)   the Apostles.

2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.   (KJV)

2)   Then  devout GOD fearing (mature) men (of importance)
       received, obtained, and together brought Stephen,
       and made - produced - caused  a great wailing - lamentation
       over him.

3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.    (KJV)

3)    Then Saul destroyed - ravaged - made into a vandalized waste
        the Church,
        entering down in of its house

        [That is, entering anywhere that was deemed
          a "Christian Sanctuary."  This cover's Solomon's 
          Porch, the Upper Room at the southeast
         Temple Corner, any synagogue used exclusively 
         by Christians 
         -- by example, in 70 A.D. at the Roman conquest, Jerusalem 
        had 500  various non-Christian Jewish synagogues
        when it was demolished by war with the Romans, 
        and needed only a size as that for 10 adult men and their 
        rabbi to establish a synagogue or sanctuary house-

         and any  private home used as a Church meeting place 
        for believers in Yeshua / Jesus.]

       violently drawing 
       [by general implication, the subject is first bound and tied 
        and then pulled along against their will]

        or dragging
        [implies beating into semi-consciousness or unconsciousness
         and then dragging the legs and feet along the ground, or taking 
         up the legs and dragging the body along the ground as if it were 
         a despised corpse to be disposed of]

        both men and women he delivered and gave over into prison.

4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.    (KJV)

4)     Those    indeed - truly    thereupon  being dispersed
         [like seed that is thrown about]
         came and passed through
 [the various towns and provinces along their forced journeys of flight] 

         evangelizing - preaching the Gospel - proclaiming the Good News
         of the Intelligent Word.

5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.   (KJV)

5)   Then Philip, descending down (to a lower region)
       [that is, coming down from Jerusalem]
       into a city of Samaria,
       publicly announced - proclaimed - preached and taught
       to them the Christ - the Messiah - the Anointed One.

6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.   (KJV)

6)   And the crowds - throngs - multitudes 
       gave heed and paid attention up to and alongside with
       that being intelligently spoken  under / by 
       (and they did so) with one unified unanimous mind and 
       passion   in the intent hearing - careful listening (of) them,
       and (in the) beholding with eyesight the miracles - seeing the
       many  miraculous signs
       which he was doing - causing - bringing about

7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.   (KJV)

7)    because of the (ones) having - holding - possessing 
        unclean spirits with a great voice crying aloud
        (as if in great terror or pain)
        came forth out.

        Then, many having been enfeebled or paralyzed

        and lame / maimed
        were (miraculously)  healed - cured.

8    And there was great joy in that city.    (KJV)

8)    And there came into being  
       great joy - great rejoicing with gladness 
       in that there one city.

9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:   (KJV)

9)    Then a certain man, by name Simon,
        who existed from beforetime in the city,
        practicing magic - conjuring sorcery
        causing a state of standing out
        (as though making them beside themselves and
          out of their minds) / amazing - astonishing
        the ethnic nation of Samaria,
        laying down definite words saying himself to be a certain
        great one:

10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.    (KJV)

10)   To whom all gave heed and attention  
         up to and alongside with, from small to great, saying,
              'This one, he is the power of the great GOD.' 


11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.    (KJV)

11)   Then they were giving heed to him
         through a sufficiently long time
         with the practicing of magic - conjuring of sorcery
         (with which he) had amazed them
         (to the point of making them beside themselves 
           or out of their minds).

12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.   (KJV)

12)    Then, when they believed upon - trusted upon Philip
          evangelizing - preaching / proclaiming the Gospel
          around about    concerning the Kingdom of GOD
          and the Name of Jesus Christ - Messhiach Yeshua,
          they were immersed - submerged (completely) -
          baptized  (in water),   both men and women.

13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.   (KJV)

13)   Then Simon himself also trusted upon - believed upon:
         and being immersed - submerged (completely) - baptized 
         (in water)     was steadfastly enduring and remaining 
         up alongside next to Philip, 
         and beholding intently 
         (while gazing with interest - attention 
         and wondering at the manifest miraculous) 
         and miraculous signs (having a spiritual purpose) 
         occurring - happening,
         he was standing out 
         (as though beside himself in amazement, and
         as out of his mind  in astonishment).

14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:   (KJV)

14)   Then hearing intently - paying attention and listening to
         the Apostles in Jerusalem because he received and readily 
         accepted the intelligent word of GOD in Samaria,
         they sent away forth Peter and John up to and 
         alongside with them.   

15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:   (KJV)

15)   Anyone who  descended down 
        [from Jerusalem to Samaria]
        prayed aloud up alongside with 
        aroundabout - concerning them
        so as in what manner they might 
        take - hold - seize - receive (the) Holy Spirit.

16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)   (KJV)

16)   Because He was not yet upon,  
         having thrown Himself and fallen upon,
         certainly not one of them:
         then only alone they who existed as were
         being immersed - submerged (completely) - baptized
         (in water)
         into the Name of the LORD Jesus - YHVeH Yeshua.

17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.   (KJV)

17)   Then they   put - lay - set - placed     
         upon the hands     upon them,
         and they   took - held - seized - received
         (the) Holy Spirit.

18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,   (KJV)

18)     Then Simon beholding intently 
           (while gazing with interest - attention and wonder)
           that through the placing and laying upon of the hands 
           of the Apostles
           is given - bestowed of their own good will and accord
           the Holy Spirit,
           he brought and offered money up alongside next to them,

19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.   (KJV)

19)   Laying down definite words, saying,
               'Give - Bestow  of your own good will and accord
                I also this 
                right - permission - power of authority (to do or not do)
                in order that to whosoever I
                lay - set - place   upon the hands
                he may   take - hold - seize - receive 
                (the) Holy Spirit.'

20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.   (KJV)

20)    Then Peter said up alongside with him,
                'The silver of you, with you, 
                 might be into a full loss - a full destruction / perdition,
                 because you supposed that according to Law or Custom
                 to get - acquire - purchase  for yourself 
                 the free gift of GOD through money.

21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.   (KJV)

21)             There is certainly not to you
                   a share - a portion - a part - a (casting of) lot(s)  (chance)
                   in this intelligent word (on this matter):
                   because (the) heart of you is certainly not straight
                   [not right and true]
                   in the face of - in the presence of - before    GOD.

22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.   (KJV)

22)         Repent - Change your mind      therefore
               from this    wickedness of the mind - evil thinking 
               of you,  and petition - beseech GOD 
               for what you lack - for what you have need of,
               if perhaps then you will be 
               (let go / set free of the power and possessiveness, and)
               forgiven the thought of the heart of you.

23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.   (KJV)

23)          Because into the bile / gall  of (angry) bitterness and
                a tendon - ligament of /  
                [like a joint tendon, attached to - dedicating yourself to ] 
                a  bond of 
                unrighteousness - (doing) injustice - (doing) wrong
                I perceive you being.'

24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.   (KJV)

24)   Then Simon said,
                   'You petition - beseech over me,
                    up alongside with the LORD
                    in what manner so as what you have expressly spoken,
                    (that) not one  [of what you say]
                    may come upon me.'

25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.   (KJV)

25)   They indeed - truly  thereupon having repeatedly borne witness
          and having spoken at random 
          the intelligent word - speech - discourse  of the LORD,
          underturned about - returned   into Jerusalem,
          having evangelized - having preached the Gospel
          to many outlying villages and hamlets
          of the Samaritans.

26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.   (KJV)

26)   Then an Angel of (the) LORD  spoke at random
          up alongside with Philip,
          laying down definite words, saying,
                'Rise and stand again -  Stand forth
                 and pass and go through - and walk and pass through
                 down   at mid-day / at noon
                 upon the road - highway 
                 descending down from Jerusalem into Gaza.'

          This is desolate wilderness - desert waste(land). 

27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,   (KJV)

27)   And rising up - standing again - standing forth, 
         he walked and passed through.

         And behold, look and see:  he saw an Ethiopian man,
         a eunuch  (a bed chamber keeper)
         possessing (the) authority of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians,
         who was over all the Treasury of her,
         who had come forth publicly into Jerusalem
         to pay homage and worship.

28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.   (KJV)

28)   And (he) was underturning about - returning.
          And sitting down upon the chariot of him,
          he read accurately   [aloud]   the prophet Isaiah.

29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.   (KJV)

29)   Then said the Spirit to Philip,
                'Come up alongside next to  and accompany - cleave
                 to this chariot.'

30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?   (KJV)

30)   Then running up alongside next to,
          Philip intently listened and heard from him
          accurately reading   [aloud]    the prophet Isaiah,
          and said,
                  'You do (not) therefore know then what you are 

31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.   (KJV)

31)   Then he said, 
                  'For how - For in what manner or way
                   should I be able - capable
                   unless perhaps someone shall 
                   lead the way - guide - teach   me?

        And he called Philip  to the side of (him),
        to come up and sit down with him.

32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:   (KJV)

32)   Then the content - passage contained   of the Scripture
          which he was accurately reading [aloud]   was this:
                'Just so as a sheep  walking  before / (on) ahead,
                 He was brought and led upon (His sacrificial) slaughter;
                 and just as a lamb (for sacrifice) in opposition 
                 before its shearing is without voice / mute - dumb,
                 so He certainly not opens His mouth.'

33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.   (KJV)

33)   In the humiliation - abasement - bringing low of Him,
         the (act and the ability of) Judgment was taken and removed 
         away (with violence);
         then the generation - the genealogical circle of time of Him,
         who will narrate - relate fully (of to its end)?
         Because the life of Him is taken and removed away 
         (with violence) from the Earth.'

34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?   (KJV)

34)  Then the eunuch, answering discreetly to philip said,
               'I beseech you -  I ask you,
                around about whom the prophet definitively says this?
                Around about himself or
                around about another different someone?'

35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.   (KJV)

35)   Then Philip opening again the mouth of him,
          and beginning - starting from this Scripture,
          evangelized - preached the Gospel of Jesus - Yeshua
          to him.

36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?    (KJV)

36)   Then as they were going and passing through down the 
         road - highway,  they came upon some running rain waters.

  [Likely a flowing rain runoff wadi stream or temporary small river flow]

         Asks - Inquires the eunuch, 
                 'Behold, look and see!   Running rain water.           
                   What stunts - hinders - prevents me to be 
                   baptized - immersed in (running) water?'

37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.   (KJV)

37)  Then said Philip,
                'If you trustingly believe from the whole heart,
                 it is to be from out of this 
                 (as possible, lawful, right to do).'

        Then discerningly, he  [the eunuch]  said,
                'I trustingly believe the Son of GOD to be 
                 Jesus Christ - Yeshua (the) Messiah.'

38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.    (KJV)

38)   And he  [the eunuch]  gave the motion of command 
         (for) the chariot to stand as set in place,
         and each of (the) two went down in the running rain water,
         both Philip and the eunuch, 
         and he baptized - immersed him (completely).

39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.  (KJV)

39)   Then, when they  [both]  ascended up - came up
          out of the running rain water,
          (the) Spirit of (the) LORD 
          snatched away - caught up forcibly - raptured
          and the eunuch certainly did not see - behold - observe
          him any longer - any more,
          for he went passing through  [continuing down southward on]
          the way - road - highway of him rejoicing.
 [Note:  In this instance, the snatching away of Philip was to a distance of about 10 miles away almost due west to Azotus, also know as Ashdod, in Gaza (verse 40, next verse).  It is a necessary example, as the Two Great Witnesses in the end of days will visit the various nations of the earth by this means of (likely) cherub snatched and flown transport.  -- Brianroy ]  


40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.   (KJV)  

40)  Then Philip was found (and followed) into Azotus  [Ashdod].
         And going through, he evangelized - he preached the Gospel
         to all the cities until his coming into Caesarea.

Disclaimer:  The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation, translation mine, should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent, and to get the full context and understanding into the English from out of the ancient Greek in which this New Testament passage was first written.    Thanks.  -- Brianroy