Whose Truth?

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Skim these Scripture passages. Pick one that appeals to you and

  1.  summarize its main point,
  2. tell how it relates to the theme “Whose Truth?”,
  3. list one or two thoughts that entered your mind when you read it.

 

The Wealth of Wisdom Proverbs 8:1-10

Nature and Gods Will Job 38:1-7

Solomon 1Kings 3:6-14

Salaam Numbers 22:22-35

God’s Will Everywhere Acts 17:22-28

 

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Proverbs 8:1-10
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1Doth not wisdom cry aloud, and prudence put forth her voice?
2Standing in the top of the highest places by the way, in the midst of the paths.
3Beside the gates of the city, in the very doors she speaketh, saying:
4O ye men, to you I call, and my voice is to the sons of men.
5O little ones, understand subtilty, and ye unwise, take notice.
6Hear, for I will speak of great things: and my lips shall be opened to preach right things.
7My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness.
8All my words are just, there is nothing wicked nor perverse in them.
9They are right to them that understand, and just to them that find knowledge.
10Receive my instruction, and not money: choose knowledge rather than gold.

Job 38:1-7
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1Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said:
2Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskillful words?
3Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me.
4Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding.
5Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
6Upon what are its bases grounded? or who laid the corner stone thereof,
7When the morning stars praised me together, and all the sons of God made a joyful melody?

Numbers 22:22-35
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22And God was angry. And an angel of the Lord stood in the way against Balaam, who sat on the ass, and had two servants with him.
23The ass seeing the angel standing in the way, with a drawn sword, turned herself out of the way, and went into the field. And when Balaam beat her, and had a mind to bring her again to the way,
24The angel stood in a narrow place between two walls, wherewith the vineyards were enclosed.
25And the ass seeing him, thrust herself close to the wall, and bruised the foot of the rider. But he beat her again:
26And nevertheless the angel going on to a narrow place, where there was no way to turn aside either to the right hand or to the left, stood to meet him.
27And when the ass saw the angel standing, she fell under the feet of the rider: who being angry beat her sides more vehemently with a staff.
28And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said: What have I done to thee? Why strikest thou me, lo, now this third time?
29Balaam answered: Because thou hast deserved it, and hast served me ill: I would I had a sword that I might kill thee.
30The ass said: Am not I thy beast, on which thou hast been always accustomed to ride until this present day? tell me if I ever did the like thing to thee. But he said: Never.
31Forthwith the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel standing in the way with a drawn sword, and he worshipped him falling flat on the ground.
32And the angel said to him: Why beatest thou thy ass these three times? I am come to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse, and contrary to me:
33And unless the ass had turned out of the way, giving place to me who stood against thee, I had slain thee, and she should have lived.
34Balaam said: I have sinned, not knowing that thou didst stand against me: and now if it displease thee that I go, I will return.
35The angel said: Go with these men, and see thou speak no other thing than what I shall command thee. He went therefore with the princes.

Acts 17:22-28
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22But Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.
23For passing by, and seeing your idols, I found an altar also, on which was written: To the unknown God. What therefore you worship, without knowing it, that I preach to you:
24God, who made the world, and all things therein; he, being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25Neither is he served with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing; seeing it is he who giveth to all life, and breath, and all things:
26And hath made of one, all mankind, to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, determining appointed times, and the limits of their habitation.
27That they should seek God, if happily they may feel after him or find him, although he be not far from every one of us:
28For in him we live, and move, and are; as some also of your own poets said: For we are also his offspring.

Proverbs 8:1-10
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg LXX Hebrew

1Doth not wisdom cry aloud, and prudence put forth her voice?
2Standing in the top of the highest places by the way, in the midst of the paths.
3Beside the gates of the city, in the very doors she speaketh, saying:
4O ye men, to you I call, and my voice is to the sons of men.
5O little ones, understand subtilty, and ye unwise, take notice.
6Hear, for I will speak of great things: and my lips shall be opened to preach right things.
7My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness.
8All my words are just, there is nothing wicked nor perverse in them.
9They are right to them that understand, and just to them that find knowledge.
10Receive my instruction, and not money: choose knowledge rather than gold.

Job 38:1-7
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg LXX Hebrew

1Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said:
2Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskillful words?
3Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me.
4Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding.
5Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
6Upon what are its bases grounded? or who laid the corner stone thereof,
7When the morning stars praised me together, and all the sons of God made a joyful melody?

Numbers 22:22-35
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg LXX Hebrew

22And God was angry. And an angel of the Lord stood in the way against Balaam, who sat on the ass, and had two servants with him.
23The ass seeing the angel standing in the way, with a drawn sword, turned herself out of the way, and went into the field. And when Balaam beat her, and had a mind to bring her again to the way,
24The angel stood in a narrow place between two walls, wherewith the vineyards were enclosed.
25And the ass seeing him, thrust herself close to the wall, and bruised the foot of the rider. But he beat her again:
26And nevertheless the angel going on to a narrow place, where there was no way to turn aside either to the right hand or to the left, stood to meet him.
27And when the ass saw the angel standing, she fell under the feet of the rider: who being angry beat her sides more vehemently with a staff.
28And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said: What have I done to thee? Why strikest thou me, lo, now this third time?
29Balaam answered: Because thou hast deserved it, and hast served me ill: I would I had a sword that I might kill thee.
30The ass said: Am not I thy beast, on which thou hast been always accustomed to ride until this present day? tell me if I ever did the like thing to thee. But he said: Never.
31Forthwith the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel standing in the way with a drawn sword, and he worshipped him falling flat on the ground.
32And the angel said to him: Why beatest thou thy ass these three times? I am come to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse, and contrary to me:
33And unless the ass had turned out of the way, giving place to me who stood against thee, I had slain thee, and she should have lived.
34Balaam said: I have sinned, not knowing that thou didst stand against me: and now if it displease thee that I go, I will return.
35The angel said: Go with these men, and see thou speak no other thing than what I shall command thee. He went therefore with the princes.

Acts 17:22-28
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg Greek

22But Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.
23For passing by, and seeing your idols, I found an altar also, on which was written: To the unknown God. What therefore you worship, without knowing it, that I preach to you:
24God, who made the world, and all things therein; he, being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25Neither is he served with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing; seeing it is he who giveth to all life, and breath, and all things:
26And hath made of one, all mankind, to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, determining appointed times, and the limits of their habitation.
27That they should seek God, if happily they may feel after him or find him, although he be not far from every one of us:
28For in him we live, and move, and are; as some also of your own poets said: For we are also his offspring.

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