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The Spirituality of the Scriptures
compiled by Bob De La Torre

Texts are shown in both the King James Version (KJV) & the Young's Literal Translation version (YLT)

Gen - Deut  Josh - 2Chron  Ezra - SoS  Isa - Dan  Hos - Mal 

Matt - John  Acts - Col   2Thes - Heb  Jam - Rev


 

Genesis 2:17 — Who IS killing YOU?

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.  (KJV)

17 and of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, for in the day of thine eating of it—dying thou dost die.' (YLT)

 

Exodus 34:7The order that Sin progresses from: 1. Iniquity or Thoughts, 2. Rebellion or the Emotion or thinking it is OK, 3. Sin or the Act- The purpose of His Mercy or Graciousness is to Rid us of these things

7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. (KJV)

7 keeping kindness for thousands, taking away iniquity, and transgression, and sin, and not entirely acquitting, charging iniquity of fathers on children, and on children's children, on a third generation, and on a fourth.' (YLT)

 

1 Samuel 2:30 — Christ identifies Himself as the Lord God of Israel

Wherefore the Lord God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the Lord saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. KJV)

`Therefore--the affirmation of Jehovah, God of Israel--I certainly said, Thy house and the house of thy father, do walk up and down before Me to the age; and now--the affirmation of Jehovah--Far be it from Me! for he who is honouring Me, I honour, and those despising Me, are lightly esteemed  (YLT)

 

1 Samuel 16:7 — God's ways of judging is by the person's character, not as a man judges

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.  (KJV)

And Jehovah saith unto Samuel, `Look not unto his appearance, and unto the height of his stature, for I have rejected him; for it is not as man seeth--for man looketh at the eyes, and Jehovah looketh at the heart.'    (YLT)

 

Job 20:3 — This text shows that the words Spirit and Mind (understanding) are synonymous

I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer. (KJV)

The chastisement of my shame I hear, And the spirit of mine understanding Doth cause me to answer: (YLT)

 

Proverbs 25:2 — God intentionally hides His Words for the searching heart, His Truths MUST be Searched out - The Bible is Spiritually written, NOT Literally and because Man cannot comprehend nor accept that they will always be in the Dark

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. (KJV)

The honour of God is to hide a thing, And the honour of kings to search out a matter. (YLT)

 

Proverbs 26:11 — Most people, after being told the TRUTH, will return back to their Church (see Isaiah 28:8)

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. (KJV)

As a dog hath returned to its vomit, A fool is repeating his folly. (YLT)

 

Isaiah 18:1 Our sins are NOT counted by God - We Count Them!

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. (KJV)

Come, I pray you, and we reason, saith Jehovah, If your sins are as scarlet, as snow they shall be white, If they are red as crimson, as wool they shall be!   (YLT)

 

Isaiah 28:8-10 — Christians (Churches) are full of their own Vomit - The tendency for church-going people is to make the precepts given in the Bible to comply with their own beliefs, thus they can say that they believe and follow after God's choosing - Tell them a million times and they will reject your words a million and one times - They belong to a Church, thus they KNOW better (see Jeremiah 6:10 )

8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
their reluctance to learn

9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
13 But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
and their false security
(KJV)

8 For all tables have been full of vomit, Filth--without place!
their reluctance to learn

9 By whom doth He teach knowledge? And by whom doth He cause to understand the report? The weaned from milk, the removed from breasts,
10 For rule is on rule, rule on rule, line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there,
11 For by scorned lip, and by another tongue, Doth He speak unto this people.
12 Unto whom He hath said, `This is the rest, give ye rest to the weary, And this--the refreshing:' And they have not been willing to hear,
13 And to whom a word of Jehovah hath been, Rule on rule, rule on rule, line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there, So that they go and have stumbled backward, And been broken, and snared, and captured.
and their false security
(YLT)

 

Isaiah 55:8 — God's views include the past, the present, as well as the future of a person's life

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.   (KJV)

For not My thoughts are your thoughts, Nor your ways My ways, --an affirmation of Jehovah,   (YLT)

 

Isaiah 59:20 — OT's Confirmation of the prophecy in Romans 11:25-28 about the Gentiles (us) being the ones to take the Message to the Jews just before the Second Coming

And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. (KJV)

And come to Zion hath a redeemer, Even to captives of transgression in Jacob, An affirmation of Jehovah.
(YLT)

Jeremiah 6:10 — The Lord's frustration is evident because those that choose Him, do NOT choose His ways - yet they call themselves by His name (see Isaiah 28:8-13)

To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the Lord is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it. (KJV)

To whom do I speak, and testify, and they hear? Lo, their ear is uncircumcised, And they are not able to attend. Lo, a word of Jehovah hath been to them for a reproach, They delight not in it (YLT)

 

Ezekiel 18:20 — This verse TOTALLY debunks the concept that Christ was meant to pay ourSin Debt! All from a basic lack of Knowledge or of Inquiry

20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. (KJV)

20 The soul that doth sin--it doth die. A son doth not bear of the iniquity of the father, And a father doth not bear of the iniquity of the son, The righteousness of the righteous is on him, And the wickedness of the wicked is on him. (YLT)

 


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Matthew 10:28No one will understand this verse until it is explained to them SPIRITUALLY

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (KJV)

`And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna.  (YLT)

 

Matthew 13:43 — God does not force anyone to do anything - It is ALL by our Free Will - Because it is our Free Will that determines our Choices, it is His admonition that WE ALL have Ears in which to Hear

Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. (KJV)

Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the reign of their Father. He who is having ears to hear--let him hear. (YLT)

 

Mark 4:9 — God does not force anyone to do anything - It is ALL by our Free Will - Because it is our Free Will that determines our Choices, it is His admonition that WE ALL have Ears in which to Hear

And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (KJV)

And he said to them, `He who is having ears to hear--let him hear.' (YLT)

 

Mark 4:23 — God does not force anyone to do anything - It is ALL by our Free Will - Because it is our Free Will that determines our Choices, it is His admonition that WE ALL have Ears in which to Hear

If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. (KJV)

If any hath ears to hear--let him hear.' (YLT)

 

Mark 7:16 — God does not force anyone to do anything - It is ALL by our Free Will - Because it is our Free Will that determines our Choices, it is His admonition that WE ALL have Ears in which to Hear

If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. (KJV)

If any hath ears to hear--let him hear.' (YLT)

 

Luke 8:8 — God does not force anyone to do anything - It is ALL by our Free Will - Because it is our Free Will that determines our Choices, it is His admonition that WE ALL have Ears in which to Hear

And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (KJV)

`And other fell upon the good ground, and having sprung up, it made fruit an hundred fold.' These things saying, he was calling, `He having ears to hear--let him hear.' (YLT)

 

Luke 14:35 — God does not force anyone to do anything - It is ALL by our Free Will - Because it is our Free Will that determines our Choices, it is His admonition that WE ALL have Ears in which to Hear

It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (KJV)

neither for land nor for manure is it fit--they cast it without. He who is having ears to hear--let him hear.' (YLT)

 

John 3:13-21 — The Serpent on the pole represents the Devil, Satan or our Advesary - He who is doing Truth COMES to the Light that his wicked deeds MAY be detected - the OPPOSITE is usually the case for most people, so that their DEEDS are NOT Seen or detected

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. (KJV)

13 and no one hath gone up to the heaven, except he who out of the heaven came down--the Son of Man who is in the heaven.
14 `And as Moses did lift up the serpent in the wilderness, so it behoveth the Son of Man to be lifted up,
15 that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during,
16 for God did so love the world, that His Son--the only begotten--He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.
17 For God did not send His Son to the world that he may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through him;
18 he who is believing in him is not judged, but he who is not believing hath been judged already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 `And this is the judgment, that the light hath come to the world, and men did love the darkness rather than the light, for their works were evil;
20 for every one who is doing wicked things hateth the light, and doth not come unto the light, that his works may not be detected;
21 but he who is doing the truth doth come to the light, that his works may be manifested, that in God they are having been wrought.' (YLT)

 

John 7:38, 39 — Christ did NOT receive His Holy Spirit until He arose from the grave (see John 20:22)

38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) (KJV)

38 he who is believing in me, according as the Writing said, Rivers out of his belly shall flow of living water;'
39 and this he said of the Spirit, which those believing in him were about to receive; for not yet was the Holy Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (YLT)

 

John 20:22 — The disciples are given the Holy Spirit by Christ following His resurrection

And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:(KJV)

and this having said, he breathed on them, and saith to them, `Receive the Holy Spirit;(YLT)

 

Romans 7:14 — The Law when read by man, is taken in by all his prior knowledge and understandings of God and His Son

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.  (KJV)

for we have known that the law is spiritual, and I am fleshly, sold by the sin;   (YLT)

 

Romans 11:25-28 — One of the last prophecies to be fulfilled just prior to the Second Coming (see also Isaiah 59:20 )

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. (KJV)

25 For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this secret--that ye may not be wise in your own conceits--that hardness in part to Israel hath happened till the fulness of the nations may come in;
26 and so all Israel shall be saved, according as it hath been written, `There shall come forth out of Sion he who is delivering, and he shall turn away impiety from Jacob,
27 and this to them is the covenant from Me, when I may take away their sins.'
28 As regards, indeed, the good tidings, they are enemies on your account; and as regards the choice--beloved on account of the fathers; (YLT)

 

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1 Corinthians 2:10,13 — God is reached through His Spirit (this can ONLY be done through Christ)

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.  (KJV)

10 but to us did God reveal them through His Spirit, for the Spirit all things doth search, even the depths of God,  (YLT)


13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.   (KJV)

13 which things also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Holy Spirit, with spiritual things spiritual things comparing,  (YLT)

 

2 Corinthians 3:6 — Keeping the Letter of the Law kills

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.  (KJV)

who also made us sufficient to be ministrants of a new covenant, not of letter, but of spirit; for the letter doth kill, and the spirit doth make alive.  (YLT)

 

Galatians 2:16 — We are NOT justified or found Righteous by anything that we do - It is by the Faith in Jesus alone - KJV translators changed in to of, original text says 'faith in Christ'

Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. (KJV)

having known also that a man is not declared righteous by works of law, if not through the faith of Jesus Christ, also we in Christ Jesus did believe, that we might be declared righteous by the faith of Christ, and not by works of law, wherefore declared righteous by works of law shall be no flesh.'  (YLT)

 

Ephesians 5:26 — It IS by WORDS that we are Sanctified -Not by a Baptism

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,  (KJV

that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it with the bathing of the water in the saying, (YLT)

 

Titus 3:4,7 It is because of God's Graciousness that we have the Hope of Eternal Life - Not because He was willing to pay a Sin Debt!!!

4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, (KJV)

7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.  (KJV)

4 and when the kindness and the love to men of God our Saviour did appear (YLT)

7 that having been declared righteous by His grace, heirs we may become according to the hope of life age-during. (YLT)

 

Hebrews 11:1 Every single instance of the word FAITH in the Bible - It is shown as a Noun, not as a Verb one single time - So Faith is not an Action it is something that is POSSESSED

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (KJV)

And faith is of things hoped for a confidence, of matters not seen a conviction, (YLT)

 

Revelations 21:1 This book uses symbolic language extensively. Symbols must be searched out from the entire Bible - Heavens=God's understanding (source of pure water, literally); Earth=man's understanding (Earth & Sea are on the same level); Sea=world's understanding (humans cannot survive on sea water) Change MUST come from within us, that IS a Mental or an Inner Man change (see Proverbs 25:2 )

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. (KJV)

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth did pass away, and the sea is not any more; (YLT)

 

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