“Scripture quotations taken from THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved. Used by permission. (”

(CEV) Contemporary English Version

“Scripture taken from Holy Bible, Contemporary English Version, copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023. Used by permission.”

(ESV) English Standard Version

“Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2000, 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All right reserved.”

 (Holman) Holman Christian Standard Bible

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman bible Publishers. Used by permission.

 (KJV) The Holy Bible, authorized King James Version

Cleveland, OH: The World Publishing Company


“Scripture taken from THE MESSAGE. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.”

(Moffatt) The Bible, A New Translation by James Moffatt

Copyright, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1935 by Harper and Brothers, New York and London


“Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE, © Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977 Used by permission.”

(NASU) The New American Standard Bible – Updated Addition

“Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE, © Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 Used by permission.”

(NCV) The Holy Bible New Century Version

“Scriptures quoted from The Holy Bible, New Century Version, copyright © 1987, 1988, 1991 by Word Publishing, Dallas, Texas 75039. Used by permission.”

(NEB) The New English Bible New Testament

The Delegates of the Oxford University Press and the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press, 1961

 (NIV) The Holy Bible, New International Version

“Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society.”

 (NKJV) The Holy Bible, The New King James Version

Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

(NLT) New Living Translation

Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.

(NRSV) New Revised Standard Version Bible

“The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

(Phillips) Four Prophets, Amos, Hosea, First Isaiah, Micah

A modern translation from the Hebrew by J. B. Phillips, 1963, Macmillan Company, New York

(Phillips) Letters to Young Churches

A translation of the New Testament Epistles by J. B. Phillips, 1947, The Macmillan Company, New York

(Phillips) The Gospels

Translated into modern English by J. B. Phillips, 1952, 1957, The Macmillan Company, New York

(RSV) The Holy Bible Revised Standard Version

Translated from the original tongues being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901. Compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1952. Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1953.

(TEV) Good News Bible, The Bible in Today’s English Version

Published by Thomas Nelson, Inc. under license from the American Bible Society. Old Testament: © American Bible Society, 1976. New Testament: © American Bible Society, 1966, 1971, 1976

(TLB) The Living Bible (The Way)

Copyright © 1971, by Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, IL. All rights reserved.

(Williams) The New Testament

A private translation in the language of the people by Charles B. Williams, copyright, 1937, by Bruce Humphries, Inc. Copyright assigned 1949 to the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.

(ref#37) The New Testament, An Expanded Translation, by Kenneth S. Wuest (See “Book References” for details)

(ref#38) Letters of Paul, Hebrews, and the Book of Psalms: The Arthur S. Way Translation (See “Book References” for details)