Saturday, November 24, 2018

Psalm 103 (MT: Psalm 104)

Translation: DRA

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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:

3 Who coverest the higher rooms thereof with water. Who makest the clouds thy chariot: who walkest upon the wings of the winds.

4 Who makest thy angels spirits: and thy ministers a burning fire.

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

6 The deep like a garment is its clothing: above the mountains shall the waters stand.

7 At thy rebuke they shall flee: at the voice of thy thunder they shall fear.

8 The mountains ascend, and the plains descend into the place which thou hast founded for them.

9 Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass over; neither shall they return to cover the earth.

10 Thou sendest forth springs in the vales: between the midst of the hills the waters shall pass.

11 All the beasts of the field shall drink: the wild asses shall expect in their thirst.

12 Over them the birds of the air shall dwell: from the midst of the rocks they shall give forth their voices.

13 Thou waterest the hills from thy upper rooms: the earth shall be filled with the fruit of thy works:

14 Bringing forth grass for cattle, and herb for the service of men. That thou mayst bring bread out of the earth:

15 And that wine may cheer the heart of man. That he may make the face cheerful with oil: and that bread may strengthen man's heart.

16 The trees of the field shall be filled, and the cedars of Libanus which he hath planted:

17 There the sparrows shall make their nests. The highest of them is the house of the heron.

18 The high hills are a refuge for the harts, the rock for the irchins.

19 He hath made the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

20 Thou hast appointed darkness, and it is night: in it shall all the beasts of the woods go about:

21 The young lions roaring after their prey, and seeking their meat from God.

22 The sun ariseth, and they are gathered together: and they shall lie down in their dens.

23 Man shall go forth to his work, and to his labour until the evening.

24 How great are thy works, O Lord? thou hast made all things in wisdom: the earth is filled with thy riches.

25 So is this great sea, which stretcheth wide its arms: there are creeping things without number: Creatures little and great.

26 There the ships shall go. This sea dragon which thou hast formed to play therein.

27 All expect of thee that thou give them food in season.

28 What thou givest to them they shall gather up: when thou openest thy hand, they shall all be filled with good.

29 But if thou turnest away thy face, they shall be troubled: thou shalt take away their breath, and they shall fail, and shall return to their dust.

30 Thou shalt send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works.

32 He looketh upon the earth, and maketh it tremble: he toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.

33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

34 Let my speech be acceptable to him: but I will take delight in the Lord.

35 Let sinners be consumed out of the earth, and the unjust, so that they be no more: O my soul, bless thou the Lord.

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Herman Ward


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Song of Songs 6

Translation: DRA

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1 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the bed of aromatical spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

2 I to my beloved, and my beloved to me, who feedeth among the lilies.

3 Thou art beautiful, O my love, sweet and comely as Jerusalem: terrible as an army set in array.

4 Turn away thy eyes from me, for they have made me flee away. Thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from Galaad.

5 Thy teeth as a flock of sheep, which come up from the washing, all with twins, and there is none barren among them.

6 Thy cheeks are as the bark of a pomegranate, beside what is hidden within thee.

7 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and young maidens without number.

8 One is my dove, my perfect one is but one, she is the only one of her mother, the chosen of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and declared her most blessed: the queens and concubines, and they praised her.

9 Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?

10 I went down into the garden of nuts, to see the fruits of the valleys, and to look if the vineyard had flourished, and the pomegranates budded.

11 I knew not: my soul troubled me for the chariots of Aminadab.

12 Return, return, O Sulamitess: return, return that we may behold thee.

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Elliott Pardee


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Revelation 8:3-4


Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand.

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Revelation 8


Seventh Seal: Prelude to the Seven Trumpets

1 When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.

3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand.

5 | Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake.

6 So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

First Trumpet: Vegetation Struck

7 The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

Second Trumpet: The Seas Struck

8 Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.

9 And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

Third Trumpet: The Waters Struck

10 Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.

11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.

Fourth Trumpet: The Heavens Struck

12 Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night.

13 And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!”

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Romans 3:13-14


“Their throat is an open tomb;
With their tongues they have practiced deceit”;
“The poison of asps is under their lips”;
“Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”

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