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In 2022 I made some drawings to include with a bible that I gave to my friend. They were scanned and edited to preserve the Spirit of the original. Under normal circumstances, I would make thumbnails for composition then execute them, but only a few was made like this; most of them appeared fully finished inside my mind's eye like a movie scene. I used graphite, pen, color pencils, highlighter (does not show at all on the scans), watercolor, (and for one drawing) nail polish.
index of drawings:
- David dances before God
- Nathan confronts David
- David teaches Solomon the proverbs
- Job and three friends
- Isaiah purified in the God's temple
- Jonah inside the belly of the fish
- Baptism and Temptation of Jesus
- Jesus walks on water
- Jesus teaching
- Peter and John heals a cripple
- James advises Peter
David dances before God
6:11 And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.
6:12 And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the
house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the
ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house
of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.
6:13 And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had
gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.
6:14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David
was girded with a linen ephod.
Nathan confronts David
This event is covered by the passages in 2 Kings, but also Psalms 51 which was written in repentance. The psalm is beautiful and of great personal significance.
11:26 And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was
dead, she mourned for her husband.
11:27 And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to
his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing
that David had done displeased the LORD.
12:1 And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and
said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the
12:2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:
12:3 But the
poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought
and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his
children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and
lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
12:4 And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to
take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring
man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed
it for the man that was come to him.
12:5 And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he
said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing
shall surely die:
12:6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because
he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
12:7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD
God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee
out of the hand of Saul;
12:8 And I gave thee thy master’s house, and
thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel
and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have
given unto thee such and such things.
12:9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do
evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword,
and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the
sword of the children of Ammon.
12:10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house;
because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the
Hittite to be thy wife.
12:11 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee
out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes,
and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in
the sight of this sun.
12:12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all
Israel, and before the sun.
12:13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And
Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou
shalt not die.
David teaches Solomon the Proverbs
The Book of Proverbs is incredible. I have included it here with Ecclesiates since the two books together makes one statement of wisdom.
Job and three friends
The entire Book of Job is beautiful and addresses the Question of Evil
Isaiah purified in God's temple
6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon
a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain
he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with
twain he did fly.
6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the
LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
6:4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried,
and the house was filled with smoke.
6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of
unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:
for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
6:6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his
hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
6:7 And he
laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and
thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and
who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Jonah in the belly of the fish
The book of Jonah is a couple pages long but rich in meaning, multiple times directly showing that God is merciful to the repentant, even if they are stubborn. Here's what Jesus had to say:
Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou
shalt be condemned.
12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered,
saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous
generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to
it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
12:40 For as Jonas was three
days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be
three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation,
and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas;
and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
Baptism and Temptation of Jesus
Matthew (also parallel in Mark 1 and Luke 4)
3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be
baptized of him.
3:14 But John forbade him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee,
and comest thou to me?
3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer
it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.
Then he suffered him.
3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the
water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the
Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 3:17 And
lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am
4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil.
4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was
afterward an hungred.
4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of
God, command that these stones be made bread.
4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by
bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of
4:5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him
on a pinnacle of the temple, 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the
Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his
angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee
up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the
Lord thy God.
4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain,
and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou
wilt fall down and worship me.
4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is
written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou
4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and
ministered unto him.
Jesus walking on water
Mark (also parallel in Matthew 14 and John 6)
6:45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the
ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent
away the people.
6:46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to
6:47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and
he alone on the land.
6:48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto
them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them,
walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
6:49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had
been a spirit, and cried out: 6:50 For they all saw him, and were
troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be
of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
6:51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and
they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
6:52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their
heart was hardened.
This moment in John's gospel is balm to any wandering soul as He promises not to leave us helpless and orphaned.
14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also
14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I
would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and
how can we know the way? 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the
truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from
henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
14:8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth
14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet
hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the
Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words
that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that
dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or
else believe me for the very works’ sake.
14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the
works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall
he do; because I go unto my Father.
14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the
Father may be glorified in the Son.
14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another
Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 14:17 Even the Spirit
of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not,
neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and
shall be in you.
14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see
me: because I live, ye shall live also.
14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me,
and I in you.
14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that
loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I
will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
14:22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou
wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 14:23 Jesus
answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words:
and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our
abode with him.
14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which
ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
14:25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will
send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things
to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the
world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither
let it be afraid.
14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again
unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto
the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is
come to pass, ye might believe.
14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this
world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the
Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and
every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring
forth more fruit.
15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of
itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide
15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I
in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do
15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is
withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they
15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what
ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall
ye be my disciples.
15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in
15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I
have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in
you, and that your joy might be full.
15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have
15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life
for his friends.
15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not
what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things
that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you,
that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should
remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may
give it you.
15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated
15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but
because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the
world, therefore the world hateth you.
15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not
greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also
persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
15:21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake,
because they know not him that sent me.
15:22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin:
but now they have no cloak for their sin.
15:23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did,
they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me
and my Father.
15:25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that
is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from
the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the
Father, he shall testify of me:
15:27 And ye also shall bear witness,
because ye have been with me from the beginning.
Peter and John heals a cripple
Acts 3:1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of
prayer, being the ninth hour.
3:2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom
they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful,
to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; 3:3 Who seeing Peter
and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
3:4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on
3:5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of
3:6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have
give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
3:7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and
immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
3:8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into
the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
3:9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God: 3:10 And they
knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the
temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which
had happened unto him.
James advises Peter
The epistle of James is straightforward and lean, like words of a true friend.
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