Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bible Reading: Job 16-18 (Wednesday)

BOstan's Favorite Verse(s)....


"And from vexation my eye grows dimmer

And my members are all of them like the shadows."

17: 9,10

"The righteous one keeps holding fast to his ways, And the one with clean hands keeps increasing in strength. (10) However, You men may all of you resume. So come on, please, As i do not find anyone wise among you."

Lain's Favorite Verse(s)........


3 Is there an end to windy words?
Or what galls you, that you answer?


16 My face itself has become reddened from weeping,
And upon my eyelids there is deep shadow,

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bible Reading (Matthew 10-12) (Tue)

BOstan's Favorite Verse(s)

10: 12-14

"When you are entering into the house, greet the household; (13) and if the house is deserving, let the peace you wish it come upon it; but if it is not deserving, let the peace form you return upon you. (14) Wherever anyone does not take you in or listen to your words, on going out of that house or that city shake the dust off your feet."

10: 22

"And you will be object of hatred by all people on account of my name; but he that has endured to the end is the one that will be saved."


"Indeed, a man's enemies will be persons of his own household."

12: 34

"Offspring of vipers, how can you speak good things, when you are wicked? For out of the heart the mouth speaks."

Lain's Favorite Verse(s).....

10: 16

16 “Look! I am sending YOU forth as sheep amidst wolves; therefore prove yourselves cautious as serpents and yet innocent as doves.


28 And do not become fearful of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be in fear of him that can destroy both soul and body in Ge·hen′na. 29 Do not two sparrows sell for a coin of small value? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without YOUR Father’s [knowledge]. 30 But the very hairs of YOUR head are all numbered. 31 Therefore have no fear: YOU are worth more than many sparrows.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Bible Reading: Prov. 10-12 (Friday)

BOstan's Favorite Verse(s)....

10: 12

"Hatred is what stirs up contentions, but love covers over even all transgressions."

11: 27

"He that is looking for good will keep seeking goodwill; but as for the one searching for bad, it will come upon him."

Lain's Favorite Verse(s)..........


22 The blessing of Jehovah—that is what makes rich, and he adds no pain with it.


25 As when the storm wind passes over, so the wicked one is no more; but the righteous one is a foundation to time indefinite.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Isaiah 10-12 (Thursday)

Bostan Said........
11: 2+3
"And upon him the spirit of Jehovah must settle down, the spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the spirit of counsel and of mightiness, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of Jehovah; (3) and there will be enjoyment by him in the fear of Jehovah.
And he will not judge by any mere appearance to his eyes, nor reprove simply according to the thing heard by the ears."

Lain Said........


1 And in that day you will be sure to say: “I shall thank you, O Jehovah, for [although] you got incensed at me, your anger gradually turned back, and you proceeded to comfort me. 2 Look! God is my salvation. I shall trust and be in no dread; for Jah Jehovah is my strength and [my] might, and he came to be the salvation of me.”

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Job 13-15 (Wednesday)

Bostan's favorite verse(s):
14: 1
"Man, born of woman, is short-lived and glutted with agitation. (2) Like a blossom he has come forth and is cut off, And he runs away like the shadow and does not keep existing."
14: 4
"Who can produce someone clean out of someone unclean? There is not one."

Lain's favorite verse(s):


7 For there exists hope for even a tree.
If it gets cut down, it will even sprout again,
And its own twig will not cease to be.
8 If its root grows old in the earth
And in the dust its stump dies,
9 At the scent of water it will sprout
And it will certainly produce a bough like a new plant.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bible Reading: Matthew 7-9 (Tue.)

Bostan's Favorite Verse(s)...


"Stop judging that you may not be judged; (2) for with what judgment you are judging, you will be judges; and with the measure that you are measuring out, they will measure out to you."

Lain's Favorite Verse(s)......


4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Allow me to extract the straw from your eye’; when, look! a rafter is in your own eye?

Monday, August 31, 2009

Bible Reading (TMS) Numbers 17-21 (Mon.)

Bostan's Favorite Verse(s)....

18: 25-26

"Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying: (26) "And YOU should speak to the Levites, and YOU must say to them, 'YOU will receive from the sons of Israel the tenth part that i have given to YOU from them for YOUR inheritance, and YOU must contribute form it as a contribution to Jehovah a tenth part of the tenth part."

(I like it because Jehovah never forgets about anyone, even the smaller people)

Lain's Favorite Verse(s)........


29 And all the assembly got to see that Aaron had expired, and all the house of Israel continued weeping for Aaron thirty days.

(I picked this verse because I thought it was nice that even though the people so MANY times went against Aaron, they still loved him, and grieved for him. )

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bible Reading: Esther 1-3 (Sunday)

Bostan's Favorite verse(s)..........


"Then Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus at his royal house in the tenth month, that is, the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. (17) And the King came to love Esther more than all the other women, so that she gained more favor and loving-kindness before him than all the other virgins. And he proceeded to put the royal headdress upon her head and make her queen instead of Vashti."

Lain's Favorite verse(s)............


16 To this Me·mu′can said before the king and the princes: “It is not against the king alone that Vash′ti the queen has done wrong, but against all the princes and against all the peoples that are in all the jurisdictional districts of King A·has·u·e′rus. 17 For the affair of the queen will go out to all the wives so that they will despise their owners in their own eyes, when they say, ‘King A·has·u·e′rus himself said to bring in Vash′ti the queen before him, and she did not come in.’

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Romans 7-9 (Saturday)

Bostan Said.......
"For we know that the law is spiritual; but i am fleshly, sold under sin."
"For the law of that spirit which gives life in union with Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death."
8: 5
"For those who are in accord with the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those in accord with the spirit on the things of the spirit."

Lain Said........


21 I find, then, this law in my case: that when I wish to do what is right, what is bad is present with me.


38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Bible Reading: Romans 4-6 (Sat)

Bostan's Favorite verse(s):


"For if, when were enemies, we became reconciled to God through the death of his son, much more, now that we have become reconciled, we shall be saved by his life."

6: 14
"For sin must not be master over YOU, seeing that YOU are not under law but under undeserved kindness."

Lain's Favorite Verse(s):


20 But because of the promise of God he did not waver in a lack of faith, but became powerful by his faith, giving God glory


5 and the hope does not lead to disappointment; because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy spirit, which was given us.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Bible Reading: Proverbs 7-9 (Friday)

Bostan's Favorite Verse(s);
9: 8, 9
"Do not reprove a ridiculer, that he may not hate you. Give reproof to a wise person and he will love you. (9) Give to a wise person and he will become still wiser. Impart knowledge to someone righteous and he will increase in learning."

Lain's Favorite Verse(s) ;


3 Tie them upon your fingers, and write them upon the tablet of your heart.


10 TAKE my discipline and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold. 11 For wisdom is better than corals, and all other delights themselves cannot be made equal to it.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bible Reading: Isaiah 7-9 (Thursday)

Bostan's favorite Verse(s)


"For wickedness has become aflame just like a fire; thornbushes and weeds it will eat up. And it will catch fire in the thickets of the forest, and they will be borne aloft as the billowing of smoke."

Lain's favorite Verse(s)

Isaiah 7:2(b)

2And his heart and the heart of his people began to quiver, like the quivering of the trees of the forest because of a wind.

Bible Reading: Job 7-9 (Wednesday)

Bostan's Favorite Verse(s):


"He is saying to the sun that it should not shine forth, and around stars he puts a seal, (8) Stretching out the heavens by himself and treading upon the high waves of the sea."


"Also my own days have become swifter than a runner,

They have run away, they will certainly not see good."

Lain's Favorite Verse(s):

Job 7:12

12 Am I a sea or a sea monster,
That you should set a guard over me?


9 For we were only yesterday, and we know nothing, Because our days on earth are a shadow.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bible Reading: Job 10-12 (Wednesday)

Bostan's favorite verse(s)


"Does not the ear itself test out words

As the palate tastes food?

(12) Is there not wisdom among the aged

And understanding in length of days?"


"He is uncovering deep things from the darkness, and he brings forth to the light deep shadows;"

Lain's favorite verse(s)

10: 21+22

21 Before I go away—and I shall not come back—
To the land of darkness and deep shadow,
22 To the land of obscurity like gloom, of deep shadow
And disorder, where it beams no more than gloom does.”

11: 16+17

16 For you—you will forget trouble itself;
As waters that have passed along you will remember [it].
17 And brighter than midday will [your] life’s duration arise;
Darkness will become like the morning itself.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bible Reading: Matthew 4-6 (Tuesday)

Bostan's Favorite verse(s);


"Then Jesus said to him: "Go away, Satan! For it is written, 'It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service."

5: 17

"Do not think i came to destroy the Law or the prophet . I came, not to destroy, but to fulfill."

5: 43-45

"You heard that it was said, 'You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' (44) However, i say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those persecuting you; (45) that you may prove yourselves sons of your father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise upon wicked people and good and makes it rain upon righteous people and unrighteous."

Lain's Favorite verse(s);

Matthew 5:19

19 Whoever, therefore, breaks one of these least commandments and teaches mankind to that effect, he will be called ‘least’ in relation to the kingdom of the heavens. As for anyone who does them and teaches them, this one will be called ‘great’ in relation to the kingdom of the heavens

Matthew 5:46-48

46 For if YOU love those loving YOU, what reward do YOU have? Are not also the tax collectors doing the same thing? 47 And if YOU greet YOUR brothers only, what extraordinary thing are YOU doing? Are not also the people of the nations doing the same thing? 48 YOU must accordingly be perfect, as YOUR heavenly Father is perfect.

Matthew 6:21

21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Mathhew 6:22-23

22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If, then, your eye is simple, your whole body will be bright; 23 but if your eye is wicked, your whole body will be dark. If in reality the light that is in you is darkness, how great that darkness is!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bible Reading: Leviticus 14-16 (Monday)

Bostan's favorite verse(s);
Lev. 16:21-22
(21)"And Aaron must lay both hands upon the head of the live goat and confess over it all the errors of the sons of Israel and all their revolts in all their sins, and he must put them upon the head of the goat and send it away by the hand of a ready man into the wilderness. (22) And the goat must carry upon itself all their errors into the desert land, and he must send the goat away into the wilderness."

Lain's favorite verse(s);

Leviticus 14: 53

53 And he must send the live bird away outside the city into the open field and must make atonement for the house; and it must be clean.

(I like that the bird got away with out being killed, not so much for it's friend.=)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bible Reading: Romans 1-3 (Sat)

Bostan's Favorite Verse(s)


"For instance, all those who sinned without law will also perish without law; but all those who sinned under law will be judged by law. (13) For the hearers of law are not the ones righteous before God, but the doers of law will be declared righteous. (14) For whenever people of the Nations that do not have law do by nature the things of the law, these people although not having law, are law to themselves."


"do you, however, the one teaching someone else, not teach yourself? You, the one preaching "Do not steal," do you steal? (22) You the one saying "Do not commit adultery," do you commit adultery? You, the one expressing abhorrence of the Idols, do you rob temples?"

Lain's Favorite Verse(s)

Romans 1:16

16 For I am not ashamed of the good news; it is, in fact, God’s power for salvation to everyone having faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek;


3 But do you have this idea, O man, while you judge those who practice such things and yet you do them, that you will escape the judgment of God?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Bible Reading Prob. 4-6 (Friday)

Bostan's Favorite Verse(s)


"Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding. Do not forget, and do not turn aside from the sayings of my mouth. (6) Do not leave it, and it will keep you. Love it, and it will safeguard you. (7) Wisdom is the prime thing. Acquire wisdom; and with all that you acquire, acquire understanding. (8) Highly esteem it, and it will exalt you. It will glorify you because you embrace it. (9) To your head it will give a wreath of charm: a crown of beauty it with bestow upon you."

Lain's Favorite Verse(s)

Proverbs 4:18+19

18 But the path of the righteous ones is like the bright light that is getting lighter and lighter until the day is firmly established. 19 The way of the wicked ones is like the gloom; they have not known at what they keep stumbling.


20 Observe, O my son, the commandment of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother. 21 Tie them upon your heart constantly; bind them upon your throat. 22 When you walk about, it will lead you; when you lie down, it will stand guard over you; and when you have waked up, it itself will make you its concern

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bible Reading Isaiah 4-6 (Thursday)

Bostan's favorite Verse(s)


"Woe to those who are saying that good is bad and bad is good, those who are putting darkness for the light and light for the darkness, those who are putting bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (21) Woe to those wise in their own eyes and discreet even in front of their own faces!"

Lain's Favorite Verse(s)

Isaiah 4:2

2 And he proceeded to dig it up and to rid it of stones and to plant it with a choice red vine, and to build a tower in the middle of it. And there was also a winepress that he hewed out in it. And he kept hoping for it to produce grapes, but it gradually produced wild grapes

Isaiah 5:30

30 And they will growl over it in that day as with the growling of the sea. And one will actually gaze at the land, and, look! there is distressing darkness; and even the light has grown dark because of the drops falling on it.

Isaiah 6:13

13 And there will still be in it a tenth, and it must again become something for burning down, like a big tree and like a massive tree in which, when there is a cutting down [of them], there is a stump; a holy seed will be the stump of it.”

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bible Reading Job 4-6 (Wednesday)

BOstan's Favorite Verse(s)

(It was hard to pick my favorites)


"For the foolish one vexation will kill, And the one easily enticed envying will put to death."


"O that my vexation were altogether weighed, And that at the same time my adversity they would put on scales themselves! (3) For not it is heavier even than the sands of the seas. That is why my own words have been wild talk."

Lain's Favorite Verse(s)


 2 “If one does try out a word to you, will you become weary?
But to put a restraint on words who is able?


 9 [To the] One doing great things unsearchable,
Wonderful things without number;
10 [To] the One giving rain upon the surface of the earth
And sending waters upon the open fields;

(I thought 10 was very pretty.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bible Reading Matthew 1-3 (Tuesday)

BOstan's favorite verse(s)


'Their Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, in order to be baptized by him. (14) But the latter tried to prevent him saying; "I am the one needing to be baptized by you, and are you coming to me?" (15) In reply Jesus said to him: "Let it be, this time, for in that way it is suitable for us to carry out all that is righteous." Then he quit preventing him. (16) After being baptized Jesus immediately came up from the water; and, look! the heavens were opened up and he saw descending like a dove God's spirit coming upon him. (17) Look! Also, there was a voice from the heavens that said: "This is my son, the beloved, whom i have approved."

Lain's Favorite verse(s)


10 Already the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree, then, that does not produce fine fruit is to be cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 I, for my part, baptize YOU with water because of YOUR repentance; but the one coming after me is stronger than I am, whose sandals I am not fit to take off. That one will baptize YOU people with holy spirit and with fire.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Bible Reading: Exodus 7-10 (Monday)

Bostan's favorite verse(s):


"Moses immediately stretched his hand out toward the heavens, and a gloomy, darkness began to occur in all the land of Egypt for three days.

(:23) They did not see one another, and none of them got up from his own place three days; but for all the sons of Israel there proved to be light in their dwellings."

(And still Phar'aoh's heart was obstinate, and then we all would see it clearly. Darkness on his half and light on theirs.)

Lain's favorite verse(s):

Exodus 8:13-14

13 Then Jehovah did according to Moses’ word, and the frogs began to die off from the houses, the courtyards and the fields. 14 And they went piling them up, heaps upon heaps, and the land began to stink

(which is worse dead toads that stink, or live toads that don't?)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bible Reading: Proverbs 1-3 (Friday)

Bostan's favorite Verse:

1:5 and 6

"A wise person will listen and take in more instruction, and a man of understanding is the one who acquires skillful direction, (6) to understand a proverb and a puzzling saying, the words of wise persons and their riddles.

3:21, 22, 24

"My son, may not get away from your eyes. Safeguard practical wisdom and thinking ability.

(:22) and they will prove to be life to your soul and charm to your throat. (:24) Whenever you lie down you will feel no dread; and you will certainly lie down, and your sleep must be pleasurable."

Lain's Favorite Verse:

Proverbs 3: 17-18

17 Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its roadways are peace. 18 It is a tree of life to those taking hold of it, and those keeping fast hold of it are to be called happy.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bible reading: Isaiah 1-3 (Thursday)

BOstan's Favorite Verse:


"Unless Jehovah of armies himself had left remaining to us just a few survivors, we should have become just like Sodom, we should have resembled Gomorrah itself."

(He really expressed himself to the nation! in the 3 chapters)


"Of what benefit to me is the multitude of your sacrifices?" Says Jehovah. "I have had enough of whole burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed animals; and in blood of young bulls and male lambs and he-goats i have taken no delight."

(I like how Jehovah is saying NO to the offerings of (Pity, Sarcasm, defaulted, sinful, like they say half hearted their is no heart in them.) The offerings were more of show and continence of duty except for love and fear.) (Obligation!)

Lain's Favorite Verse:


16 And Jehovah says: “For the reason that the daughters of Zion have become haughty and they walk with their throats stretched forth and ogling with their eyes, they go walking with tripping steps, and with their feet they make a tinkling sound, 17 Jehovah also will actually make the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion scabby, and Jehovah himself will lay their very forehead bare. 18 In that day Jehovah will take away the beauty of the bangles and the headbands and the moon-shaped ornaments, 19 the eardrops and the bracelets and the veils, 20 the headdresses and the step chains and the breastbands and the ‘houses of the soul’ and the ornamental humming shells, 21 the finger rings and the nose rings, 22 the robes of state and the overtunics and the cloaks and the purses, 23 and the hand mirrors and the undergarments and the turbans and the large veils.

24 “And it must occur that instead of balsam oil there will come to be merely a musty smell; and instead of a belt, a rope; and instead of an artistic hair arrangement, baldness; and instead of a rich garment, a girding of sackcloth; a brand mark instead of prettiness.

(I liked the analogy, it was very good how they compared the nations to a young haughty girl.)

Bible Reading: Job 1 -3 (Wednesday reading)

Bostan's Favorite verse:

1:20 and 21,

"And Job proceeded to get up and rip his sleeveless coat apart and cut the hair off his head and fall to the earth and bow down and say.. (Verse 21) "Naked I came out of my mothers belly and naked shall i return there. Jehovah himself has given, and Jehovah himself has taken away. Let the name of Jehovah continue to be blessed.

Lain's Favorite Verse:


20 Why does he give light to one having trouble,
And life to those bitter of soul?

21 Why are there those waiting for death, and it is not,
Although they keep digging for it more than for hidden treasures?

(I liked these versus, because it is true, some people that really want to live, die, and some people that really don't care have the longest lives. )

p.s.  verse  8 
"Let cursers of the day execrate it,
Those ready to awaken Le·vi′a·than."
 I liked it because it I though that it was interesting that Le·vi′a·than was a sea monster. So basically he was saying why not just wake the sea monster.

Bible reading

Hey Bostan,

Feel free to change anything. I will add more stuff later, but right now I am leaving for my mom's operation, so I don't have time this minute. I hope to hear from you soon, and hope you like the blog!