Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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