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Ten Commandments

JUNE 27

PSALMS: 27, 57, 87, 117, 147

PROVERBS: 27

OLD TESTAMENT: ISAIAH 22:1 – 24:23

NEW TESTAMENT: GALATIANS 2:17 – 3:9

Psalms 27

Of David.

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation–

whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life–

of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When evil men advance against me

to devour my flesh, A

when my enemies and my foes attack me,

they will stumble and fall.

3 Though an army besiege me,

my heart will not fear;

though war break out against me,

even then will I be confident.

4 One thing I ask of the LORD,

this is what I seek:

that I may dwell in the house of the LORD

all the days of my life,

to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD

and to seek him in his temple.

5 For in the day of trouble

he will keep me safe in his dwelling;

he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle

and set me high upon a rock.

6 Then my head will be exalted

above the enemies who surround me;

at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;

I will sing and make music to the LORD. 1

7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD;

be merciful to me and answer me.

8 My heart says of you, “Seek his B face!”

Your face, LORD, I will seek.

9 Do not hide your face from me,

do not turn your servant away in anger;

you have been my helper.

Do not reject me or forsake me,

O God my Savior.

10 Though my father and mother forsake me,

the LORD will receive me.

11 Teach me your way, O LORD;

lead me in a straight path

because of my oppressors.

12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,

for false witnesses rise up against me,

breathing out violence.

13 I am still confident of this:

I will see the goodness of the LORD

in the land of the living.

14 Wait for the LORD;

be strong and take heart

and wait for the LORD.

PSALMS: 57

1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,

for in you my soul takes refuge.

I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings

until the disaster has passed.

2 I cry out to God Most High,

to God, who fulfills his purpose for me.

3 He sends from heaven and saves me,

rebuking those who hotly pursue me;

Selah

God sends his love and his faithfulness.

4 I am in the midst of lions;

I lie among ravenous beasts–

men whose teeth are spears and arrows,

whose tongues are sharp swords.

5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;

let your glory be over all the earth.

6 They spread a net for my feet–

I was bowed down in distress.

They dug a pit in my path–

but they have fallen into it themselves.

Selah 2

7 My heart is steadfast, O God,

my heart is steadfast;

I will sing and make music.

8 Awake, my soul!

Awake, harp and lyre!

I will awaken the dawn.

9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations;

I will sing of you among the peoples.

10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;

your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;

let your glory be over all the earth. 3

PSALMS: 87

Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.

1 He has set his foundation on the holy mountain;

2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion

more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

3 Glorious things are said of you,

O city of God:

Selah

4 I will record Rahab A and Babylon

among those who acknowledge me–

Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush B

and will say, `This C one was born in Zion.’

5 Indeed, of Zion it will be said,

This one and that one were born in her,

and the Most High himself will establish her.”

6 The LORD will write in the register of the peoples:

This one was born in Zion.”

Selah

7 As they make music they will sing,

All my fountains are in you.” 4

PSALMS: 117

1 Praise the LORD, all you nations;

extol him, all you peoples.

2 For great is his love toward us,

and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.

Praise the LORD. A 5

PSALMS: 147

1 Praise the LORD. A

How good it is to sing praises to our God,

how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem;

he gathers the exiles of Israel.

3 He heals the brokenhearted

and binds up their wounds.

4 He determines the number of the stars

and calls them each by name.

5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;

his understanding has no limit.

6 The LORD sustains the humble

but casts the wicked to the ground.

7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;

make music to our God on the harp.

8 He covers the sky with clouds;

he supplies the earth with rain

and makes grass grow on the hills.

9 He provides food for the cattle

and for the young ravens when they call.

10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,

nor his delight in the legs of a man;

11 the LORD delights in those who fear him,

who put their hope in his unfailing love. 6

12 Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem;

praise your God, O Zion,

13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates

and blesses your people within you.

14 He grants peace to your borders

and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.

15 He sends his command to the earth;

his word runs swiftly.

16 He spreads the snow like wool

and scatters the frost like ashes.

17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.

Who can withstand his icy blast?

18 He sends his word and melts them;

he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.

19 He has revealed his word to Jacob,

his laws and decrees to Israel.

20 He has done this for no other nation;

they do not know his laws.

Praise the LORD. 7

PROVERBS: 27

27 1 Do not boast about tomorrow,

for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;

someone else, and not your own lips.

3 Stone is heavy and sand a burden,

but provocation by a fool is heavier than both.

4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,

but who can stand before jealousy?

5 Better is open rebuke

than hidden love.

6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted,

but an enemy multiplies kisses.

7 He who is full loathes honey,

but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.

8 Like a bird that strays from its nest

is a man who strays from his home.

9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,

and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest counsel.

10 Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father,

and do not go to your brother’s house when disaster strikes you–

better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.

11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart;

then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt. 8

12 The prudent see danger and take refuge,

but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

13 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger;

hold it in pledge if he does it for a wayward woman.

14 If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning,

it will be taken as a curse.

15 A quarrelsome wife is like

a constant dripping on a rainy day;

16 restraining her is like restraining the wind

or grasping oil with the hand.

17 As iron sharpens iron,

so one man sharpens another.

18 He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,

and he who looks after his master will be honored.

19 As water reflects a face,

so a man’s heart reflects the man.

20 Death and Destruction A are never satisfied,

and neither are the eyes of man.

21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,

but man is tested by the praise he receives.

22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar,

grinding him like grain with a pestle,

you will not remove his folly from him. 9

23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks,

give careful attention to your herds;

24 for riches do not endure forever,

and a crown is not secure for all generations.

25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears

and the grass from the hills is gathered in,

26 the lambs will provide you with clothing,

and the goats with the price of a field.

27 You will have plenty of goats’ milk

to feed you and your family

and to nourish your servant girls. 10

OLD TESTAMENT: ISAIAH 22:1 – 24:23

22 1 An oracle concerning the Valley of Vision:

What troubles you now,

that you have all gone up on the roofs,

2 O town full of commotion,

O city of tumult and revelry?

Your slain were not killed by the sword,

nor did they die in battle.

3 All your leaders have fled together;

they have been captured without using the bow.

All you who were caught were taken prisoner together,

having fled while the enemy was still far away.

4 Therefore I said, “Turn away from me;

let me weep bitterly.

Do not try to console me

over the destruction of my people.”

5 The Lord, the LORD Almighty, has a day

of tumult and trampling and terror

in the Valley of Vision,

a day of battering down walls

and of crying out to the mountains.

6 Elam takes up the quiver,

with her charioteers and horses;

Kir uncovers the shield.

7 Your choicest valleys are full of chariots,

and horsemen are posted at the city gates; 11

8 the defenses of Judah are stripped away.

And you looked in that day

to the weapons in the Palace of the Forest;

9 you saw that the City of David

had many breaches in its defenses;

you stored up water

in the Lower Pool.

10 You counted the buildings in Jerusalem

and tore down houses to strengthen the wall.

11 You built a reservoir between the two walls

for the water of the Old Pool,

but you did not look to the One who made it,

or have regard for the One who planned it long ago.

12 The Lord, the LORD Almighty,

called you on that day

to weep and to wail,

to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth.

13 But see, there is joy and revelry,

slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep,

eating of meat and drinking of wine!

“Let us eat and drink,” you say,

“for tomorrow we die!” 12

14 The LORD Almighty has revealed this in my hearing: “Till your dying day this sin will not be atoned for,” says the Lord, the LORD Almighty.

15 This is what the Lord, the LORD Almighty, says:

Go, say to this steward,

to Shebna, who is in charge of the palace:

16 What are you doing here and who gave you permission

to cut out a grave for yourself here,

hewing your grave on the height

and chiseling your resting place in the rock?

17 “Beware, the LORD is about to take firm hold of you

and hurl you away, O you mighty man.

18 He will roll you up tightly like a ball

and throw you into a large country.

There you will die

and there your splendid chariots will remain–

you disgrace to your master’s house!

19 I will depose you from your office,

and you will be ousted from your position.

20 In that day I will summon my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah. 21 I will clothe him with your robe and fasten your sash around him 13 and hand your authority over to him. He will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. 22 I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 23 I will drive him like a peg into a firm place; he will be a seatA of honor for the house of his father. 24 All the glory of his family will hang on him: its offspring and offshoots–all its lesser vessels, from the bowls to all the jars.

25 “In that day,” declares the LORD Almighty, “the peg driven into the firm place will give way; it will be sheared off and will fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut down.” The LORD has spoken.

23 1 An oracle concerning Tyre:

Wail, O ships of Tarshish!

For Tyre is destroyed

and left without house or harbor.

From the land of Cyprus A

word has come to them.

2 Be silent, you people of the island

and you merchants of Sidon,

whom the seafarers have enriched.

3 On the great waters

came the grain of the Shihor; 14

the harvest of the Nile B was the revenue of Tyre,

and she became the marketplace of the nations.

4 Be ashamed, O Sidon, and you, O fortress of the sea,

for the sea has spoken:

“I have neither been in labor nor given birth;

I have neither reared sons nor brought up daughters.”

5 When word comes to Egypt,

they will be in anguish at the report from Tyre.

6 Cross over to Tarshish;

wail, you people of the island.

7 Is this your city of revelry,

the old, old city,

whose feet have taken her

to settle in far-off lands?

8 Who planned this against Tyre,

the bestower of crowns,

whose merchants are princes,

whose traders are renowned in the earth?

9 The LORD Almighty planned it,

to bring low the pride of all glory

and to humble all who are renowned on the earth.

10 Till C your land as along the Nile,

O Daughter of Tarshish, 15

for you no longer have a harbor.

11 The LORD has stretched out his hand over the sea

and made its kingdoms tremble.

He has given an order concerning Phoenicia D

that her fortresses be destroyed.

12 He said, “No more of your reveling,

O Virgin Daughter of Sidon, now crushed!

“Up, cross over to Cyprus E;

even there you will find no rest.”

13 Look at the land of the Babylonians, F

this people that is now of no account!

The Assyrians have made it

a place for desert creatures;

they raised up their siege towers,

they stripped its fortresses bare

and turned it into a ruin.

14 Wail, you ships of Tarshish;

your fortress is destroyed!

15 At that time Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years, the span of a king’s life. But at the end of these seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the prostitute:

16 “Take up a harp, walk through the city,

O prostitute forgotten; 16

play the harp well, sing many a song,

so that you will be remembered.”

17 At the end of seventy years, the LORD will deal with Tyre. She will return to her hire as a prostitute and will ply her trade with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth.

18 Yet her profit and her earnings will be set apart for the LORD; they will not be stored up or hoarded. Her profits will go to those who live before the LORD, for abundant food and fine clothes.

24 1 See, the LORD is going to lay waste the earth

and devastate it;

he will ruin its face

and scatter its inhabitants–

2 it will be the same

for priest as for people,

for master as for servant,

for mistress as for maid,

for seller as for buyer,

for borrower as for lender,

for debtor as for creditor.

3 The earth will be completely laid waste

and totally plundered.

The LORD has spoken this word.

4 The earth dries up and withers,

the world languishes and withers, 17

the exalted of the earth languish.

5 The earth is defiled by its people;

they have disobeyed the laws,

violated the statutes

and broken the everlasting covenant.

6 Therefore a curse consumes the earth;

its people must bear their guilt.

Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up,

and very few are left.

7 The new wine dries up and the vine withers;

all the merrymakers groan.

8 The gaiety of the tambourines is stilled,

the noise of the revelers has stopped,

the joyful harp is silent.

9 No longer do they drink wine with a song;

the beer is bitter to its drinkers.

10 The ruined city lies desolate;

the entrance to every house is barred.

11 In the streets they cry out for wine;

all joy turns to gloom,

all gaiety is banished from the earth.

12 The city is left in ruins,

its gate is battered to pieces.

13 So will it be on the earth

and among the nations,

as when an olive tree is beaten, 18

or as when gleanings are left after the grape harvest.

14 They raise their voices, they shout for joy;

from the west they acclaim the LORD’s majesty.

15 Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD;

exalt the name of the LORD, the God of Israel,

in the islands of the sea.

16 From the ends of the earth we hear singing:

“Glory to the Righteous One.”

But I said, “I waste away, I waste away!

Woe to me!

The treacherous betray!

With treachery the treacherous betray!”

17 Terror and pit and snare await you,

O people of the earth.

18 Whoever flees at the sound of terror

will fall into a pit;

whoever climbs out of the pit

will be caught in a snare.

The floodgates of the heavens are opened,

the foundations of the earth shake.

19 The earth is broken up,

the earth is split asunder,

the earth is thoroughly shaken. 19

20 The earth reels like a drunkard,

it sways like a hut in the wind;

so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion

that it falls–never to rise again.

21 In that day the LORD will punish

the powers in the heavens above

and the kings on the earth below.

22 They will be herded together

like prisoners bound in a dungeon;

they will be shut up in prison

and be punished A after many days.

23 The moon will be abashed, the sun ashamed;

for the LORD Almighty will reign

on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,

and before its elders, gloriously. 20

NEW TESTAMENT: GALATIANS 2:17 – 3:9

17 “If, while we seek to be justified in Christ, it becomes evident that we ourselves are sinners, does that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not! 18 If I rebuild what I destroyed, I prove that I am a lawbreaker. 19 For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” D

3 1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? 4 Have you suffered so much for nothing–if it really was for nothing? 5 Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?

6 Consider Abraham: “He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” A 7Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8 The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” B 9 So those 21who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. 22

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