Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Psalm 102:15 (MT: Psalm 103:15)


As for man, his days are like grass;

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Psalm 102 (MT: 103)


A Psalm of David.

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul;
   And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
   And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
   Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
   Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
   | So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord executes righteousness
   And justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses,
   His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
   Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
9 He will not always strive with us,
   Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
     Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
     So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
12 As far as the east is from the west,
     So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father pities his children,
     So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
14 For He knows our frame;
     He remembers that we are dust.
15 | As for man, his days are like grass;
     As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
     And its place remembers it no more.
17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
     On those who fear Him,
     And His righteousness to children’s children,
18 To such as keep His covenant,
     And to those who remember His commandments to do them.
19 The Lord has established His throne in heaven,
     And His kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, you His angels,
     Who excel in strength, who do His word,
     Heeding the voice of His word.
21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
     You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
22 Bless the Lord, all His works,
     In all places of His dominion.
     Bless the Lord, O my soul!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:17


pray without ceasing,

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1 Thessalonians 5


The Day of the Lord

1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.

2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.

4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.

5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.

8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, | and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 

10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

Various Exhortations

12 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.

14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.

15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.

16 Rejoice always,

17 | pray without ceasing,

18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

19 Do not quench the Spirit.

20 Do not despise prophecies.

21 Test all things; hold fast what is good.

22 Abstain from every form of evil.

Blessing and Admonition

23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.

25 Brethren, pray for us.

26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Proverbs 13:16


Every prudent man acts with knowledge,
But a fool lays open his folly.

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Romans 12:7


he who teaches, in teaching;

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Romans 12


Living Sacrifices to God

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Serve God with Spiritual Gifts

3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,

5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.

6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;

7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; | he who teaches, in teaching;

8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Behave Like a Christian

9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.

10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;

13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.

18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

20 Therefore

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Proverbs 13:15


Good understanding gains favor,
But the way of the unfaithful is hard.

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Proverbs 13:14


The law of the wise is a fountain of life,
To turn one away from the snares of death.

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1 Timothy 5:5


Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Proverbs 13:13


He who despises the word will be destroyed,
     But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Proverbs 13:11


Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished,
But he who gathers by labor will increase.

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Genesis 49

Translation: DRA

1 And Jacob called his sons, and said to them: Gather yourselves together that I may tell you the things that shall befall you in the last days.

2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, O ye sons of Jacob, hearken to Israel your father:

3 Ruben, my firstborn, thou art my strength, and the beginning of my sorrow: excelling in gifts, greater in command.

4 Thou art poured out as water, grow thou not: because thou wentest up to thy father's bed, and didst defile his couch.

5 Simeon and Levi brethren: vessels of iniquity, waging war.

6 Let not my soul go into their counsel, nor my glory be in their assembly: because in their fury they slew a man, and in their selfwill they undermined a wall.

7 Cursed be their fury, because it was stubborn: and their wrath because it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and will scatter them in Israel.

8 Juda, thee shall thy brethren praise: thy hands shall be on the necks of thy enemies: the sons of thy father shall bow down to thee.

9 Juda is a lion's whelp: to the prey, my son, thou art gone up: resting thou hast couched as a lion, and as a lioness, who shall rouse him?

10 The sceptre shall not be taken away from Juda, nor a ruler from his thigh, till he come that is to be sent, and he shall be the expectation of nations.

11 Tying his foal to the vineyard, and his ass, O my son, to the vine. He shall wash his robe in wine, and his garment in the blood of the grape.

12 His eyes are more beautiful than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk.

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13 Zabulon shall dwell on the sea shore, and in the road of ships, reaching as far as Sidon.

14 Issachar shall be a strong ass lying down between the borders.

15 He saw rest that it was good: and the land that it was excellent: and he bowed his shoulder to carry, and became a servant under tribute.

16 Dan shall judge his people like another tribe in Israel.

17 Let Dan be a snake in the way, a serpent in the path, that biteth the horse's heels that his rider may fall backward.

18 I will look for thy salvation, O Lord.

19 Gad, being girded, shall fight before him: and he himself shall be girded backward.

20 Aser, his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield dainties to kings.

21 Nephtali, a hart let loose, and giving words of beauty.

22 Joseph is a growing son, a growing son and comely to behold; the daughters run to and fro upon the wall.

23 But they that held darts provoked him, and quarrelled with him, and envied him.

24 His bow rested upon the strong, and the bands of his arms and his hands were loosed, by the hands of the mighty one of Jacob: thence he came forth a pastor, the stone of Israel.

25 The God of thy father shall be thy helper, and the Almighty shall bless thee with the blessings of heaven above, with the blessings of the deep that lieth beneath, with the blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

26 The blessings of thy father are strengthened with the blessings of his fathers: until the desire of the everlasting hills should come; may they be upon the head of Joseph, and upon the crown of the Nazarite among his brethren.

27 Benjamin a ravenous wolf, in the morning shall eat the prey, and in the evening shall divide the spoil.

28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: these things their father spoke to them, and he blessed every one, with their proper blessings.

29 And he charged them, saying: I am now going to be gathered to my people: bury me with my fathers in the double cave, which is in the field of Ephron the Hethite,

30 Over against Mambre in the land of Chanaan, which Abraham bought together with the field of Ephron the Hethite for a possession to bury in.

31 There they buried him, and Sara his wife: there was Isaac buried with Rebecca his wife: there also Lia doth lie buried.

32 And when he had ended the commandments, wherewith he instructed his sons, he drew up his feet upon the bed, and died: and he was gathered to his people.


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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Proverbs 13:10


By pride comes nothing but strife,
But with the well-advised is wisdom.

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Proverbs 13:9


The light of the righteous rejoices,
But the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Proverbs 13:8


The ransom of a man’s life is his riches,
But the poor does not hear rebuke.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Proverbs 13:6


Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless,
But wickedness overthrows the sinner.

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Proverbs 13:4


The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing;
But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Proverbs 13:3


He who guards his mouth preserves his life,
But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Proverbs 13:2


A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth,
But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Matthew 18:7


Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Proverbs 13:1


A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,
   But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

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