Word Prompts

Interesting Word “Observe”

Ten verses here below are taken from the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible containing the word “observe” — New Testament.

“All things therefore whatsoever they shall say to you, observe and do: but according to their works do ye not; for they say, and do not.”
[Matthew 23:3]


“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.”
[Matthew 28:20]


“And when they come from the market unless they be washed, they eat not: and many other things there are that have been delivered to them to observe, the washings of cups and of pots, and of brazen vessels, and of beds.”
[Mark 7:4]


“But there arose some of the sects of the Pharisees that believed, saying: They must be circumcised, and be commanded to observe the law of Moses.”
[Acts Of Apostles 15:5]


“And preach a fashion which it is not lawful for us to receive nor observe, being Romans.”
[Acts Of Apostles 16:21]


“You observe days, and months, and times, and years.”
[Galatians 4:10]


“Be ye followers of me, brethren, and observe them who walk so as you have our model.”
[Philippians 3:17]


“I charge thee before God, and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by declining to either side.”
[1 Timothy 5:21]


“Therefore ought we more diligently to observe the things which we have heard, lest perhaps we should let them slip.”
[Hebrews 2:1]


“Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received and heard: and observe, and do penance. If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.”
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 3:3]


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Fabrication as Opposed to Fact

The word “Entertain” only appears once in the Catholic Douay-Rheims Bible which is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English.

On the subject of “Lending and Borrowing” in the book of Ecclesiastical chapter 29;31 we read: “He shall entertain, and feed, and give drink to the unthankful, and moreover, he shall hear bitter words.”

What does that verse mean? According to another Catholic source we look at the Haydock Bible which is a Catholic Bible commentary, following the Douay-Rheims Bible text, was originally compiled by a Catholic priest and biblical scholar Rev. George Leo Haydock (1774-1849).

The modern reader will be cautioned that this older commentary uses some archaic language and spellings.

Ecclesiastical verse 31. from the Haydock Bible it reads as follows “Shall Or “has formerly entertained” those, who now reproach him, make him serve in the meanest offices, and at last cast him forth. It may also signify that people who receive ungrateful vagabonds, will be required to serve them, and had better keep them out, ver. 33. (Calmet) — Greek, “thou shalt entertain and give drink to the most disagreeable things.” (Haydock)


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