reflectFive … reflective readings of Scripture in five versions … for your devotional and discipleship journey with Jesus
reflectFive can be used for Lectio Divina (Latin for “divine reading”), which is a practice (originating with the Benedictines) of slow, contemplative praying of Scripture, treating it not as a text to be studied, but as the Living Word. The purpose of Lectio Divina is to increasingly offer more of ourselves and our relationships to the Father, and to accept the embrace that God is continuously extending to us in the person of his son, Jesus Christ. Lectio Divina comprises four main movements: read, meditate, pray, and contemplate. Pauses for reflection between Scripture quotations in reflectFive are five seconds in length.
The first Scripture quotation (ESV) is taken from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The second Scripture quotation (NRSV) is taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The third Scripture quotation (NIV) is taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™
The fourth Scripture quotation (NLT) is taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
The fifth Scripture quotation (THE MESSAGE) is taken from THE MESSAGE. Copyright © by Eugene H. Peterson 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.