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Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism Denounced – Bible translations


Golden Text| Mark 4:39 NLT - “Silence! Be still!”

NRSV - “Quiet! Be still!”

MSG - “Peace! Be still!”


Responsive Reading| Ps 46:1,2,4,5,10 NLT - God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. 2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. 3 Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! Interlude 4 A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. 5 God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it. 10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”


Ps 107: 8,9,13,29,30 CEB - 8 Let them thank the Lord for his faithful love and his wondrous works for all people, 9 because God satisfied the one who was parched with thirst, and he filled up the hungry with good things! 13 So they cried out to the Lord in their distress, and God saved them from their desperate circumstances. 29 God quieted the storm to a whisper; the sea’s waves were hushed. 30 So they rejoiced because the waves had calmed down; then God led them to the harbor they were hoping for. 1.

1| Ps 93:3,4 MSG - 3-4 Sea storms are up, God, Sea storms wild and roaring, Sea storms with thunderous breakers. Stronger than wild sea storms, Mightier than sea-storm breakers, Mighty God rules from High Heaven.


2| Isa 41:10,15,16 NLT - 10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. 15 You will be a new threshing instrument with many sharp teeth. You will tear your enemies apart, making chaff of mountains. 16 You will toss them into the air, and the wind will blow them all away; a whirlwind will scatter them. Then you will rejoice in the Lord. You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.


3| Jer 29:11 NLT - 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


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4| I Cor 14:33 NLT - 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.[h]


5| Ps 38:8,15 VOICE - 8 I am completely numb, totally spent, hopelessly crushed. The agitation of my heart makes me groan. 15 Still I wait expectantly for You, O Eternal One—knowing You will answer me in some way, O Lord, my True God.

6| Ps 27:1,5 VOICE - The Eternal is my light amidst my darkness and my rescue in times of trouble. So whom shall I fear? He surrounds me with a fortress of protection. So nothing should cause me alarm.


7| Job 22:21 NLT - 21 “Submit to God, and you will have peace; then things will go well for you. 8| II Tim 1:7 AMP – God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

PHIL - God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power and love and a sound mind.

NRSV - ---for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

NLT - For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

CEB - God didn’t give us a spirit that is timid but one that is powerful, loving, and self-controlled.

MSG - God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.


9| I Peter 5:6,7 PHIL ---humble yourselves under God’s strong hand, and in his own good time he will lift you up. 7 You can throw the whole weight of your anxieties upon him, for you are his personal concern.


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10| Ps 10:4,8,11 VOICE - 4 The arrogance of the wicked one keeps him from seeking the True God. He truly thinks, “There is no God.” 8 He hides in the shadows of the villages, 11 The wicked thinks in his heart, “God has forgotten us! He has covered His face and will never notice!”


11| II Sam 15:2-6 NLT - 2 He got up early every morning and went out to the gate of the city. When people brought a case to the king for judgment, Absalom would ask where in Israel they were from, and they would tell him their tribe. 3 Then Absalom would say, “You’ve really got a strong case here! It’s too bad the king doesn’t have anyone to hear it. 4 I wish I were the judge. Then everyone could bring their cases to me for judgment, and I would give them justice!” 5 When people tried to bow before him, Absalom wouldn’t let them. Instead, he took them by the hand and kissed them. 6 Absalom did this with everyone who came to the king for judgment, and so he stole the hearts of all the people of Israel.


12| Prov 1:10,15,17,20 CEB - don’t let sinners entice you. 15 My son, don’t go on the path with them; keep your feet from their way, 17 It’s useless to cast a net in the sight of a bird. 20 Wisdom shouts in the street; in the public square she raises her voice. 13| Eccl:12:14 MSG - Eventually God will bring everything that we do out into the open and judge it according to its hidden intent, whether it’s good or evil.


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14| Prov 3:5,24 MSG - Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. 24 You'll take afternoon naps without a worry, you'll enjoy a good night's sleep.

15| Ps 4:8 NLT - for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.

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16| Phil 4:1,7 PHIL - So, my brothers whom I love and long for, my joy and my crown, do stand firmly in the Lord, and remember how much I love you. the peace of God which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus.


17| Matt 4:1,10,11 NRSV - Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 10 Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! for it is written, "Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him."' 11 Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.


18| Matt. 10:1,7,16 NLT - Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil[a] spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness. 7 Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near. 16 “Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.


19| Luke 21:8,9,25-28 CEB - 8 Jesus said, “Watch out t hat you aren’t deceived. Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I’m the one!’ and ‘It’s time!’ Don’t follow them. 9 When you hear of wars and rebellions, don’t be alarmed. These things must happen first, but the end won’t happen immediately.” 25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. On the earth, there will be dismay among nations in their confusion over the roaring of the sea and surging waves. 26 The planets and other heavenly bodies will be shaken, causing people to faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world. 27 Then they will see the Human One[b] coming on a cloud with power and great splendor. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, stand up straight and raise your heads, because your redemption is near.”


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20| Mark 3:7,10,11 CEB - 7 Jesus left with his disciples and went to the lake. A large crowd followed him because they had heard what he was doing. They were from Galilee, 10 He had healed so many people that everyone who was sick pushed forward so that they could touch him. 11 Whenever the evil spirits saw him, they fell down at his feet and shouted, “You are God’s Son!”


21| Mark 4:35,37-39 NLT - 35 As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.”37 But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. 38 Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” 39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves,“Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm.


22| Rom 15:33 NLT - 33 And now may God, who gives us his peace, be with you all.



CEB – COMMON ENGLISH BIBLE

ESV – ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION

MSG – THE MESSAGE

NIV – NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION

NLT – NEW LIVING TRANSLATION

NRSV - NEW REVISED STANDARD VERSION

PHIL - JB PHILLIPS, NEW TESTAMENT IN MODERN ENGLISH

VOICE – THE VOICE

  • Karenlee

Thanksgiving

Golden Text| Ps 106:1,2 MSG - 1 Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. 2 Who can utter the mighty doings of the Lord, or declare all his praise?


Responsive Reading| I Chron 16:8,9,12,14,24,29,31,32,34 CEB - 8 Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make his deeds known to all people! 9 Sing to God, sing praises to him; dwell on all his wondrous works! 12 Remember the wondrous works he has done, all his marvelous works, and the justice he declared—14 The Lord—he is our God. His justice is everywhere throughout the whole world. 24 Declare God’s glory among the nations; declare his wondrous works among all people 29 Give to the Lord the glory due his name! Bring gifts! Enter his presence! 31 Let heaven celebrate! Let the earth rejoice! Let the nations say, “The Lord rules!” 32 Let the sea and everything in it roar! Let the countryside and everything in it celebrate! 34 Give thanks to the Lord because he is good, because his faithful love endures forever. Ps 100:1,2,4 MSG - On your feet now - applaud God! 2 Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence. 4 Enter with the password: "Thank you!" Make yourselves at home, talking praise. Thank him. Worship him.


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1| Rev 11:17 PHIL - “We give you thanks, O Lord God Almighty, the one who is and who was and who is to come, because you have taken your great power and reigned.

AMP – To You we give thanks, Lord God Omnipotent, [the One] Who is and [ever] was, for assuming the high sovereignty and the great power that are Yours and for beginning to reign.

NLT - 17 We give thanks to you, Lord God, the Almighty, the one who is and who always was, for now you have assumed your great power and have begun to reign.

MSG - We thank you, O God, Sovereign-Strong, Who Is and Who Was. You took your great power and took over—reigned!

2| Ps 145:10-12 NLT - 10 All of your works will thank you, Lord, and your faithful followers will praise you. 11 They will speak of the glory of your kingdom; they will give examples of your power. 12 They will tell about your mighty deeds and about the majesty and glory of your reign.

3| Ps 69:30 VOICE - 30 The name of the True God will be my song, an uplifting tune of praise and thanksgiving! 4| Ps 136: 1,25,26 VOICE - Let your heart overflow with praise to the Eternal, for He is good, for His faithful love lasts forever. 25 Who provides food for every living thing, for His faithful love lasts forever. 26 Let your heart overflow with praise to the True God of heaven, for His faithful love lasts forever.

5| Deu 11:1,7 NLT - So love God, your God; guard well his rules and regulations; obey his commandments for the rest of time. Yes, it was you—your eyes—that saw every great thing that God did.

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6| I Sam 2:3 NLT - 3 “Stop acting so proud and haughty! Don’t speak with such arrogance! For the Lord is a God who knows what you have done; he will judge your actions. 3.

7| Ps 147:5,7 CEB - 5 Our Lord is great and so strong! God’s knowledge can’t be grasped! 7 Sing to the Lord with thanks; sing praises to our God with a lyre!

8| I Kings 4:1,24,29 NLT - King Solomon now ruled over all Israel, And there was peace on all his borders. 29 God gave Solomon very great wisdom and understanding, and knowledge as vast as the sands of the seashore.

9| I Kings 5:1, 2-5,7,10,12 NLT - Hiram sent ambassadors to congratulate him. 2 Then Solomon sent this message back to Hiram: 3 "You know that my father, David, was not able to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD his God because of the many wars he waged with surrounding nations. He could not build until the LORD gave him victory over all his enemies. 4 But now the LORD my God has given me peace on every side, and I have no enemies and all is well. 5 So I am planning to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD my God, just as he instructed my father that I should do. For the LORD told him, 'Your son, whom I will place on your throne, will build the Temple to honor my name.' 7 When Hiram received Solomon's message, he was very pleased and said, "Praise the LORD for giving David a wise son to be king of the great nation of Israel." 10 So Hiram produced for Solomon as much cedar and cypress timber as he desired. 12 So the LORD gave great wisdom to Solomon just as he had promised. And Hiram and Solomon made a formal alliance of peace.

10| I Kings 6:14 MSG - Solomon built and completed The Temple.

11| I Kings 8:22,23 NLT - 22 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the entire community of Israel. He lifted his hands toward heaven, 23 and he prayed, “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in all of heaven above or on the earth below. You keep your covenant and show unfailing love to all who walk before you in wholehearted devotion.

12| I Kings 9:3 MSG - And God said to him, “I’ve listened to and received all your prayers, your ever-so-passionate prayers. I’ve sanctified this Temple that you have built: My Name is stamped on it forever; my eyes are on it and my heart in it always.

13| II Chron 9:29,30 MSG - The rest of Solomon’s life and rule, from start to finish, one can read in the records of Nathan the prophet, the prophecy of Ahijah of Shiloh, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat. Solomon ruled in Jerusalem over all Israel for forty years.

14| Col. 3:15 NLT - 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

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15| Ps 150:1,2 MSG - Praise God in his holy house of worship, praise him under the open skies; Praise him for his acts of power

16| Matt 9:35 NLT - 35 Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.

17| Matt 15:32-38 MSG - 32 But Jesus wasn’t finished with them. He called his disciples and said, “I hurt for these people. For three days now they’ve been with me, and now they have nothing to eat. I can’t send them away without a meal—they’d probably collapse on the road.” 33 His disciples said, “But where in this deserted place are you going to dig up enough food for a meal?” 34-38 Jesus asked, “How much bread do you have?” “Seven loaves,” they said, “plus a few fish.” At that, Jesus directed the people to sit down. He took the seven loaves and the fish. After giving thanks, he divided it up and gave it to the people. Everyone ate. They had all they wanted. It took seven large baskets to collect the leftovers. Over four thousand people ate their fill at that meal.


I8| John 21:25 NLT - 25 Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.


19| Rev 7:12 MSG - Oh, Yes! The blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving, The honor and power and strength, To our God forever and ever and ever! Oh, Yes!

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20| Ps 145:3,4 NLT - 3 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness. 4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.

21| Ps 116:1,7,17 NLT - I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. 7 Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. 17 I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord. 22| Acts 3:1-9 CEB - Peter and John were going up to the temple at three o’clock in the afternoon, the established prayer time. 2 Meanwhile, a man crippled since birth was being carried in. Every day, people would place him at the temple gate known as the Beautiful Gate so he could ask for money from those entering the temple. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he began to ask them for a gift. 4 Peter and John stared at him. Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man gazed at them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 Peter said, “I don’t have any money, but I will give you what I do have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, rise up and walk!” 7 Then he grasped the man’s right hand and raised him up. At once his feet and ankles became strong. 8 Jumping up, he began to walk around. He entered the temple with them, walking, leaping, and praising God. 9 All the people saw him walking and praising God.

23| Ps 50:14 CEB - “If you forgive others their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

24| II Cor 9:15 PHIL Thank God, then, for his indescribable generosity to you!

AMP – Now thanks be to God for His Gift, [precious] beyond telling [His indescribable, inexpressible, free Gift)!

  • Karenlee

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