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.

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Date: October 6 2023
Inktober prompt: Golden

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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Date: March 18 2013

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

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Date: March 12 2024

14 I have counsel and sound wisdom;
     I have insight; I have strength.

15 By me kings reign,
     and rulers decree what is just;

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Date: August 9

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,

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Date: June 18 2023
Inktober prompt: Disease

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: September 8 2020
Psalm 15

10 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt then give thy holy one to see corruption.

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Date: Septembar 28 2023
Psalm 17(18)

To the choirmaster.

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Psalm 6:1, Psalm 14:1, Psalm 18:1, Psalm 19:1, Psalm 20:1, Psalm 21:1, Psalm 28:1, Psalm 29:1, Psalm 39:1, Psalm 40:1, Psalm 61:1, Psalm 62:1, Psalm 63:1, Psalm 67:1, Psalm 100:1, Psalm 107:1, Psalm 108:1, Psalm 138:1, Psalm 139:1, Psalm 140:1, Psalm 142:1

A Psalm of David.

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45 Foreigners lost heart
    and came trembling out of their fortresses.

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Date: June 14 2023
Psalm 71 (MT: Psalm 72)

20 Though you have made me see troubles,
     many and bitter,
     you will restore my life again;
     from the depths of the earth
     you will again bring me up.

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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: July 29 2023
Psalm 121

7 Peace be within your walls
    and security within your towers!”

Patreon image donor: Elizabeth Quigley
Date: March 7 2023
Psalm 30

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

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Psalm 30

11 For my life is wasted with grief: and my years in sighs. My strength is weakened through poverty and my bones are disturbed.

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Date: January 1 2021
Psalm 34

 But my soul shall rejoice in the Lord; and shall be delighted in his salvation.

10 All my bones shall say: Lord, who is like to thee? Who deliverest the poor from the hand of them that are stronger than he; the needy and the poor from them that strip him.

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Psalm 37

19 For I will declare my iniquity: and I will think for my sin.

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Date: January 21 2023
Psalm 44

10 Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear:
     forget your people and your father's house,

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Psalm 50

12 Create a clean heart in me, O God: and renew a right spirit within my bowels.

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Psalm 52

2 They are corrupted, and become abominable in iniquities: there is none that doth good.

3 God looked down from heaven on the children of men: to see if there were any that did understand, or did seek God.

4 All have gone aside, they are become unprofitable together, there is none that doth good, no not one.

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Psalm 54

23 Cast thy care upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall not suffer the just to waver for ever.

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Psalm 64

Thou who preparest the mountains by thy strength, being girded with power:

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Date: March 1 2023
Psalm 66

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

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Psalm 68

2 SAVE me, O God: for the waters are come in even unto my soul.

3 I stick fast in the mire of the deep: and there is no sure standing. I am come into the depth of the sea: and a tempest hath overwhelmed me.

4 I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse: my eyes have failed, whilst I hope in my God.

5 They are multiplied above the hairs of my head, who hate me without cause. My enemies are grown strong who have wrongfully persecuted me:

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Psalm 68

then did I pay that which I took not away.

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Date: June 23 2023
Psalm 68

15 Draw me out of the mire, that I may not stick fast: deliver me from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

16 Let not the tempest of water drown me, nor the deep swallow me up: and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

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Psalm 80

1 Unto the end, for the winepresses, a psalm for Asaph himself.

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Psalm 85

12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God: with my whole heart, and I will glorify thy name for ever:

13 For thy mercy is great towards me: and thou hast delivered my soul out of the lower hell.

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Psalm 88

14 Thy arm is with might. Let thy hand be strengthened, and thy right hand exalted:

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Psalm 88

22 For my hand shall help him: and my arm shall strengthen him.

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Psalm 90

He that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob.

He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my God, in him will I trust.

Patreon image donor: Elizabeth Quigley
Date: March 6 2021
Psalm 94

4 For in his hand are all the ends of the earth: and the heights of the mountains are his.

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Psalm 102

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all he hath done for thee.

3 Who forgiveth all thy iniquities: who healeth all thy diseases.

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction: who crowneth thee with mercy and compassion.

5 Who satisfieth thy desire with good things:

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Psalm 102

15 Man's days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish.

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Psalm 103

1 For David himself. Bless the Lord, O my soul: O Lord my God, thou art exceedingly great. Thou hast put on praise and beauty:

2 And art clothed with light as with a garment. Who stretchest out the heaven like a pavilion:

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Date: February 24 2023
Psalm 103

5 Who hast founded the earth upon its own bases: it shall not be moved for ever and ever.

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Psalm 104

1 Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
    make known his deeds among the peoples!
2 Sing to him, sing praises to him;
    tell of all his wondrous works!
3 Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
4 Seek the Lord and his strength;
    seek his presence continually!

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Psalm 117

11 Surrounding me they compassed me about: and in the name of the Lord I have been revenged on them.

12 They surrounded me like bees, and they burned like fire among thorns: and in the name of the Lord I was revenged on them.

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Date: November 7 2020
Pictured: St. Amphilochius of Cetinje and Montenegro
Psalm 117

17 I shall not die, but live: and shall declare the works of the Lord.

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Date: March 2 2023
Psalm 118

1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
   who walk in the law of the Lord!
2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
   who seek him with their whole heart,
3 who also do no wrong,
   but walk in his ways!
4 You have commanded your precepts
   to be kept diligently.
5 Oh that my ways may be steadfast
   in keeping your statutes!

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Date: October 1 2023
Psalm 118

17 Deal bountifully with your servant,
     that I may live and keep your word.

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Date: February 27 2023
Psalm 118

41 Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord,
     your salvation according to your promise;

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Date: February 24 2023
Psalm 118

49 Remember your word to your servant,
     in which you have made me hope.

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Date: September 27 2023
Inktober prompt: Flame
Psalm 118(119)

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
    and a light to my path.

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Psalm 126

3 Behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.

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Psalm 137

2 I will worship towards thy holy temple, and I will give glory to thy name. For thy mercy, and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy holy name above all.

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Date: September 25 2021
Psalm 144

1 I will extol you, my God and King,
   and bless your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless you
   and praise your name forever and ever.

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Date: December 2 2022
Psalm 147

3 He heals the brokenhearted
   and binds up their wounds.

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Date: February 24 2023
Psalm 148

2 Praise him, all his angels;
   praise him, all his hosts!

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Psalm 149

6 The high praise of God shall be in their mouth: and two-edged swords in their hands: