mirth: ‘What doth it?’ JESUSbible3/Ecclesiastes

How long can happiness last ?

2,1 I said in my heart: ‘Come now, I will try thee with mirth, and enjoy pleasure’;
and, behold, this also was vanity.

2,2 I said of laughter:
‘It is mad’;
and of mirth:
‘What doth it accomplish?’

2,3 I searched in my heart how to pamper my flesh with wine, and, my heart conducting itself with wisdom, how yet to lay hold on folly, till I might see which it was best for the sons of men that they should do under the heaven the few days of their life.

2,4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;

2,5 I made me gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit;

2,6 I made me pools of water, to water therefrom the wood springing up with trees;

2,7 I acquired men-servants and maid-servants, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of herds and flocks, above all that were before me in Jerusalem;

2,8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and treasure such as kings and the provinces have as their own; I got me men-singers and women-singers, and the delights of the sons of men, women very many.

2,9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem; also my wisdom stood me in stead.

2,10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them; I withheld not my heart from any joy, for my heart had joy of all my labour; and this was my portion from all my labour.

2,11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do; and, behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was no profit under the sun.

2,12 And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness and folly; for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.

2,13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

2,14 The wise man, his eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness. And I also perceived that one event happeneth to them all.

2,15 Then said I in my heart:
‘As it happeneth to the fool, so will it happen even to me; and why was I then more wise?’
Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.

2,16 For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no remembrance for ever; seeing that in the days to come all will long ago have been forgotten. And how must the wise man die even as the fool!

2,17 So I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all is vanity and a striving after wind.

2,18 And I hated all my labour wherein I laboured under the sun, seeing that I must leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

2,19 And who knoweth whether he will be a wise man or a fool? yet will he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity.

2,20 Therefore I turned about to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labour wherein I had laboured under the sun.

2,21 For there is a man whose labour is with wisdom, and with knowledge, and with skill; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.

2,22 For what hath a man of all his labour, and of the striving of his heart, wherein he laboureth under the sun?

2,23 For all his days are pains, and his occupation vexation; yea, even in the night his heart taketh not rest. This also is vanity.

2,24 There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and make his soul enjoy pleasure for his labour. This also I saw, that it is from the hand of God.

2,25 For who will eat, or who will enjoy, if not I?

2,26 For to the man that is good in His sight He giveth wisdom, and knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner He giveth the task, to gather and to heap up, that he may leave to him that is good in the sight of God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Besorah 24 The Gospels: ‘they took up stones to stone Him’

Christ was executed according to the Scriptures. Unbelievers participated to fulfill GOD’s word. Read this in John chs 7-9.

Talmidim 24 The Disciples: Warnings to the lax

Since the wilderness in the Exodus, the Disciples were lax in their commitment, and thus were lost. The ongoing exhortation is found in 2 Peter 3 and the Book of Jude, our LORD’s brother.

Ketuvim 24 It Is Written: Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth.

The opulence of Solomon’s reign was evidence against the excess of the kingdom of Israel for which they were judged. Not for their success, but for the lust it produced in subsequent rulers. Read this in Second Chronicles chs. 9-16.

Neviim 24 The Prophets: Luxuriant living – Hosea 10,1

The promise of success and prosperity was the evidence of Israel’s decadence. The Prophets came to rebuke GOD’s people. Read this in Hosea chs 10-14, Joel 1-4, and Amos 1-5.

Torah 24 The Teaching: GOD is love

Love for GOD cannot be found outside of His Commandments.

Therefore thou shalt love jehovah thy God, and keep His charge, and His statutes, and His ordinances, and His commandments, all the days.
Deuteronomy 11,1

See ye not? #WhatWouldJesusTeach

We want to impress. We want to be impressed.

JESUS’ disciples were impressed with the visible signs of spiritual wonder. "Rubbish," JESUS responded.

GOD is impressed with the heart. He can see it. He always sees it. Pray: "GOD rebuild my heart." Amen.

Text: Matthew 24:

1 And Jesus passed out of the temple to go away:
and his disciples came to him, showing him the structure of the temple.

2 And he said to them:
See ye not all these? Verily I say to you, There will not be left here a stone upon a stone, that is not demolished.

#Psalms 119,2 “Happy are they that keep His testimonies, …

that seek Him with the whole heart."

My emotion speaks, but my heart is still sound. #Psalms 116

Psalms 116

" I trusted even when I spoke:
‘I am greatly afflicted.’

I said in my haste:

‘All men are liars.’ "

Shlach v. GOD’s Law is for all man. It is not a religion one owns.

Parshat Shlach
5th Portion: (Numbers 15:8-16)
Numbers Chapter 15

8 If you prepare a young bull as a burnt offering or sacrifice by expressing a vow, or for a peace offering for jehovah, חוְכִי־תַֽעֲשֶׂ֥ה בֶן־בָּקָ֖ר עֹלָ֣ה אוֹ־זָ֑בַח לְפַלֵּא־נֶ֥דֶר אוֹ־שְׁלָמִ֖ים לַֽיהֹוָֽה:

9 with the young bull he shall offer up a meal offering consisting of three tenths fine flour mixed with half a hin of oil. טוְהִקְרִ֤יב עַל־בֶּן־הַבָּקָר֙ מִנְחָ֔ה סֹ֖לֶת שְׁלשָׁ֣ה עֶשְׂרֹנִ֑ים בָּל֥וּל בַּשֶּׁ֖מֶן חֲצִ֥י הַהִֽין:

10 And you shall offer half a hin of wine for a libation, a fire offering of pleasing fragrance to jehovah. יוְיַ֛יִן תַּקְרִ֥יב לַנֶּ֖סֶךְ חֲצִ֣י הַהִ֑ין אִשֵּׁ֥ה רֵֽיחַ־נִיחֹ֖חַ לַֽיהֹוָֽה:

11 So shall it be done for each ox or ram, or for a young sheep or young goat. יאכָּ֣כָה יֵֽעָשֶׂ֗ה לַשּׁוֹר֙ הָֽאֶחָ֔ד א֖וֹ לָאַ֣יִל הָֽאֶחָ֑ד אֽוֹ־לַשֶּׂ֥ה בַכְּבָשִׂ֖ים א֥וֹ בָֽעִזִּֽים:

12 In accordance with the number you offer up, so shall you present for each one, according to their numbers. יבכַּמִּסְפָּ֖ר אֲשֶׁ֣ר תַּֽעֲשׂ֑וּ כָּ֛כָה תַּֽעֲשׂ֥וּ לָֽאֶחָ֖ד כְּמִסְפָּרָֽם:

13 Every native born shall do it in this manner, to offer up a fire offering of pleasing fragrance to jehovah. יגכָּל־הָֽאֶזְרָ֥ח יַֽעֲשֶׂה־כָּ֖כָה אֶת־אֵ֑לֶּה לְהַקְרִ֛יב אִשֵּׁ֥ה רֵֽיחַ־נִיחֹ֖חַ לַֽיהֹוָֽה:

14 If a proselyte resides with you, or those among you in future generations, and he offers up a fire offering of pleasing fragrance to jehovah, as you make it, so shall he make it. ידוְכִֽי־יָגוּר֩ אִתְּכֶ֨ם גֵּ֜ר א֤וֹ אֲשֶֽׁר־בְּתֽוֹכְכֶם֙ לְדֹרֹ֣תֵיכֶ֔ם וְעָשָׂ֛ה אִשֵּׁ֥ה רֵֽיחַ־נִיחֹ֖חַ לַֽיהֹוָ֑ה כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר תַּֽעֲשׂ֖וּ כֵּ֥ן יַֽעֲשֶֽׂה:

15 One rule applies to the assembly, for yourselves and for the proselyte who resides [with you]; one rule applies throughout your generations just as [it is] for you, so [it is] for the proselyte, before jehovah. טוהַקָּהָ֕ל חֻקָּ֥ה אַחַ֛ת לָכֶ֖ם וְלַגֵּ֣ר הַגָּ֑ר חֻקַּ֤ת עוֹלָם֙ לְדֹרֹ֣תֵיכֶ֔ם כָּכֶ֛ם כַּגֵּ֥ר יִֽהְיֶ֖ה לִפְנֵ֥י יְהֹוָֽה:

16 There shall be one law and one ordinance for you and the proselyte who resides [with you]. טזתּוֹרָ֥ה אַחַ֛ת וּמִשְׁפָּ֥ט אֶחָ֖ד יִֽהְיֶ֣ה לָכֶ֑ם וְלַגֵּ֖ר הַגָּ֥ר אִתְּכֶֽם:

The June 30 Bible – complete

Part I Genesis

37,9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said:

‘Behold, I have dreamed yet a dream:

and, behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me.’

37,10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him:

‘What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down to thee to the earth?’

37,11 And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.

37,12 And his brethren went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem.

37,13 And Israel said unto Joseph:

‘Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them.’

And he said to him:

‘Here am I.’

37,14 And he said to him:

‘Go now, see whether it is well with thy brethren, and well with the flock; and bring me back word.’

So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

37,15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field. And the man asked him, saying:

‘What seekest thou?’

37,16 And he said:

‘I seek my brethren. Tell me, I pray thee, where they are feeding the flock.’

37,17 And the man said:

‘They are departed hence; for I heard them say: Let us go to Dothan.’

And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.

37,18 And they saw him afar off, and before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.

37,19 And they said one to another:

‘Behold, this dreamer cometh.

37,20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say: An evil beast hath devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams.’

37,21 And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand; and said:

‘Let us not take his life.’

37,22 And Reuben said unto them:

‘Shed no blood; cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand upon him’–

that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father.

37,23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat of many colours that was on him;

37,24 and they took him, and cast him into the pit–

and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

Part II Isaiah

9,7 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.

9,8 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in pride and in arrogancy of heart:

9,9 ‘The bricks are fallen, but we will build with hewn stones; the sycamores are cut down, but cedars will we put in their place.’

9,10 Therefore the LORD doth set upon high the adversaries of Rezin against him, and spur his enemies;

9,11 The Arameans on the east, and the Philistines on the west; and they devour Israel with open mouth. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

9,12 Yet the people turneth not unto Him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts. {S}

9,13 Therefore the LORD doth cut off from Israel head and tail, palm-branch and rush, in one day.

9,14 The elder and the man of rank, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

9,15 For they that lead this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.

9,16 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall He have compassion on their fatherless and widows; for every one is ungodly and an evil-doer, and every mouth speaketh wantonness. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

9,17 For wickedness burneth as the fire; it devoureth the briers and thorns; yea, it kindleth in the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in thick clouds of smoke.

9,18 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land burnt up; the people also are as the fuel of fire; no man spareth his brother.

9,19 And one snatcheth on the right hand, and is hungry; and he eateth on the left hand, and is not satisfied; they eat every man the flesh of his own arm:

9,20 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh; and they together are against Judah. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still. {S}

10,1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers that write iniquity;

10,2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right of the poor of My people, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!

10,3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the ruin which shall come from far? To whom will ye flee for help? And where will ye leave your glory?

10,4 They can do nought except crouch under the captives, and fall under the slain. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still. {P}

10,5 O Asshur, the rod of Mine anger, in whose hand as a staff is Mine indignation!

10,6 I do send him against an ungodly nation, and against the people of My wrath do I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

10,7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.

10,8 For he saith:

‘Are not my princes all of them kings?

10,9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? Is not Hamath as Arpad? Is not Samaria as Damascus?

10,10 As my hand hath reached the kingdoms of the idols, whose graven images did exceed them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

10,11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?’ {P}

10,12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed His whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks.

Part III Job

7,11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; {N}

I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

7,12 Am I a sea, or a sea-monster, that Thou settest a watch over me?

7,13 When I say:

‘My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint’;

7,14 Then Thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions;

7,15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than these my bones.

7,16 I loathe it; I shall not live alway; let me alone; for my days are vanity.

7,17 What is man, that Thou shouldest magnify him, and that Thou shouldest set Thy heart upon him,

7,18 And that Thou shouldest remember him every morning, and try him every moment?

7,19 How long wilt Thou not look away from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

7,20 If I have sinned, what do I unto Thee, O Thou watcher of men? {N}

Why hast Thou set me as a mark for Thee, so that I am a burden to myself?

7,21 And why dost Thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? {N}

For now shall I lie down in the dust; and Thou wilt seek me, but I shall not be.

8,1 {S} Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said:

8,2 How long wilt thou speak these things, seeing that the words of thy mouth are as a mighty wind?

8,3 Doth God pervert judgment? Or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

8,4 If thy children sinned against Him, He delivered them into the hand of their transgression.

8,5 If thou wouldest seek earnestly unto God, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;

8,6 If thou wert pure and upright; surely now He would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

8,7 And though thy beginning was small, yet thy end should greatly increase.

8,8 For inquire, I pray thee, of the former generation, and apply thyself to that which their fathers have searched out–

8,9 For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow–

8,10 Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?

Part IV Luke 24/John 1

45 Then he opened their mind to understand the scriptures.

46 And he said to them:

Thus it is written, and thus it was right for Messiah to suffer, and rise from the dead on the third day;

47 and that, in his name, repentance for the remission of sins should be preached among all nations, and that the commencement be at Jerusalem.

48 And ye are the witnesses of these things.

49 And I will send upon you the promise of my Father. But remain ye at Jerusalem until ye shall be clothed with energy from on high.

50 And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifted his hands, and blessed them.

51 And it occurred, while he blessed them, that he was separated from them, and ascended to heaven.

52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

53 And they were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.


Completion of the holy Gospel of Luke the Evangelist.

* The printed copies read, was burning; but an old MS. at Oroomiah reads, was heavy, or dull. Perkin’s Residence in Pers

The Proclamation of John the Herald – Chapter 1


1 In the beginning, was the Word; and the Word was with God; and the Word was God. \\\|///

The June 30 Bible: Part IV Luke – Words don’t talk, but the heart hears.

Luke 24,45 Then He [Christ] opened their mind to understand the scriptures.

The June 30 Bible: Part III Job – I complain therefore I am.

7,11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; {N}

I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.


comply or die

The June 30 Bible: Part II Isaiah – The work on earth is not done.

9,11 The Arameans on the east, and the Philistines on the west; and they devour Israel with open mouth. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.