James R. Madsen - New Simplified Bible - Sample Verses

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Genesis 12:1-5

1 Jehovah said to Abram: “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you. I will make your name great. You will be a blessing.
3 “I will bless those who bless you. I will curse whoever curses you. All the people on earth will be blessed through you.”
4 So Abram left, just as Jehovah told him. Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Haran.
5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran. They set out for the land of Canaan and soon arrived there.

Psalm 23

Psalm 23 – Of David

1 Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores me and he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For you are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of Jehovah forever.

Isaiah 55:1-3

1 Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the water. You, who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.
3 Give ear and come to me; listen to me, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.

Mark 1:9-13

9 Soon Jesus came from Nazareth in the province of Galilee. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River.
10 When Jesus came out of the water he saw the heavens open and the Spirit descended on him like a dove.
11 Then a voice came from heaven: ”You are my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”
12 At once the Spirit compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness filled with wild animals.
13 Satan tempted Jesus. This lasted forty days. The angels took care of Jesus.

John 1:1-5

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was like God. (Greek: Theos: a deity, magistrate, supreme God, God-like)
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through him; and without him not one thing was made.
4 He lived and his life gives light to all people.
5 His light shines through darkness and it cannot be extinguished.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8

1 Brothers, I declared the good news to you. You have received it and should continue strong in it.
2 You will be saved through the good news if you hold fast to the word I preached to you. That way you will not believe in vain.
3 First of all, I delivered to you what I also received, how Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.
4 He was buried, and he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
5 He was seen by Peter and then by the twelve apostles.
6 More than five hundred brothers saw him at the same time after that. Most of them remain to this day, but some have fallen asleep [in death].
7 Then he was seen by James, and then by all the apostles.
8 And last of all I also saw him, as of one with an untimely birth.


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