Saturday, March 18, 2023

Proverbs 8

Translation: ESV

The Blessings of Wisdom

8 Does not wisdom call?

Does not understanding raise her voice?

2 On the heights beside the way,

at the crossroads she takes her stand;

3 beside the gates in front of the town,

at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud:

4 “To you, O men, I call,

and my cry is to the children of man.

5 O simple ones, learn prudence;

O fools, learn sense.

6 Hear, for I will speak noble things,

and from my lips will come what is right,

7 for my mouth will utter truth;

wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

8 All the words of my mouth are righteous;

there is nothing twisted or crooked in them.

9 They are all straight to him who understands,

and right to those who find knowledge.

10 Take my instruction instead of silver,

and knowledge rather than choice gold,

11 for wisdom is better than jewels,

and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.

12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,

and I find knowledge and discretion.

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13 The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil.
     Pride and arrogance and the way of evil
     and perverted speech I hate.

14 I have counsel and sound wisdom;

I have insight; I have strength.

15 By me kings reign,

and rulers decree what is just;

16 by me princes rule,

and nobles, all who govern justly.

17 I love those who love me,

and those who seek me diligently find me.

18 Riches and honor are with me,

enduring wealth and righteousness.

19 My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold,

and my yield than choice silver.

20 I walk in the way of righteousness,

in the paths of justice,

21 granting an inheritance to those who love me,

and filling their treasuries.

22 “The Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work,

the first of his acts of old.

23 Ages ago I was set up,

at the first, before the beginning of the earth.

24 When there were no depths I was brought forth,

when there were no springs abounding with water.

25 Before the mountains had been shaped,

before the hills, I was brought forth,

26 before he had made the earth with its fields,

or the first of the dust of the world.

27 When he established the heavens, I was there;

when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,

28 when he made firm the skies above,

when he established the fountains of the deep,

29 when he assigned to the sea its limit,

so that the waters might not transgress his command,

when he marked out the foundations of the earth,

30 then I was beside him, like a master workman,

and I was daily his delight,

rejoicing before him always,

31 rejoicing in his inhabited world

and delighting in the children of man.

32 “And now, O sons, listen to me:

blessed are those who keep my ways.

33 Hear instruction and be wise,

and do not neglect it.

34 Blessed is the one who listens to me,

watching daily at my gates,

waiting beside my doors.

35 For whoever finds me finds life

and obtains favor from the Lord,

36 but he who fails to find me injures himself;

all who hate me love death.”

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

2 Timothy Pile

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Date: March 15 2023
 2 Timothy 4

3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

1 Corinthians Pile

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Date: March 8 2023

When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Psalms Pile

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Date: March 6 2023
Psalm 121

2 Our feet have been standing
   within your gates, O Jerusalem!
3 Jerusalem—built as a city
   that is bound firmly together,
4 to which the tribes go up,
   the tribes of the Lord,
   as was decreed for Israel,
   to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

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Date: March 7 2023
Psalm 30

24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
     all you who wait for the Lord!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Psalm 66 (MT Psalm 67)

Translation: ESV

Make Your Face Shine upon Us
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.
1 May God be gracious to us and bless us
   and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
2 that your way may be known on earth,
   your saving power among all nations.

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Date: March 1 2023

3 Let the peoples praise you, O God;
   let all the peoples praise you!

4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
   for you judge the peoples with equity
   and guide the nations upon earth. Selah

5 Let the peoples praise you, O God;
   let all the peoples praise you!
6 The earth has yielded its increase;
   God, our God, shall bless us.

7 God shall bless us;
   let all the ends of the earth fear him!

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