THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – June 6 – Full Text   Leave a comment

JUNE 6

PSALMS: 6, 36, 66, 96, 126

PROVERBS: 6

OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 20:1 – 22:30

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 1:1 – 11

PSALMS: 6

1 For the leader.

With stringed instruments.

On sh’minit [low-pitched musical instruments?].

A psalm of David:

ADONAI, don’t rebuke me in your anger,

don’t discipline me in the heat of your fury. 

2 Be gracious to me, ADONAI,

because I am withering away;

heal me, ADONAI, because my bones are shaking; 

3 I am completely terrified;

and you, ADONAI – how long? 

4 Come back, ADONAI, and rescue me!

Save me for the sake of your grace; 

5 for in death, no one remembers you;

in Sh’ol, who will praise you? 

6 I am worn out with groaning;

all night I drench my bed with tears,

flooding my couch till it swims. 

7 My vision is darkened with anger;

it grows weak because of all my foes. 

8 Get away from me, all you workers of evil!

For ADONAI has heard the sound of my weeping, 

9 ADONAI has heard my pleading,

ADONAI will accept my prayer. 

10 All my enemies will be confounded, completely terrified;

they will turn back and be suddenly put to shame.

PSALMS: 36

1 For the leader.

By David, the servant of ADONAI:

Crime speaks to the wicked.

I perceive this in my heart;

before his eyes there is no fear of God. 

2 For, the way he sees it, crime makes his life easy that is,

until his wrongs are discovered;

then, he is hated. 

3 His words are wrong and deceitful;

he has stopped being wise and doing good. 

4 He devises trouble as he lies in bed;

so set is he on his own bad way that he doesn’t hate evil. 

5 ADONAI, in the heavens is your grace;

your faithfulness reaches to the skies. 

6 Your righteousness is like the mountains of God,

your judgments are like the great deep.

You save man and beast, ADONAI. 

7 How precious, God, is your grace!

People take refuge in the shadow of your wings, 

8 they feast on the rich bounty of your house,

and you have them drink from the stream of your delights. 

9 For with you is the fountain of life;

in your light we see light. 

10 Continue your grace to those who know you

and your righteousness to the upright in heart. 

11 Don’t let the foot of the proud tread on me

or the hands of the wicked drive me away. 

12 There they lie fallen, those evildoers,

flung down and unable to rise.

PSALMS: 66

1 For the leader.

A song.

A psalm:

Shout to God, all the earth! 

2 Sing the glory of his name,

make his praise glorious. 

3 Tell God, “How awesome are your deeds!

At your great power, your enemies cringe. 

4 All the earth bows down to you, sings praises to you,

sings praises to your name.”

(Selah) 

5 Come and see what God has done,

his awesome dealings with humankind. 

6 He turned the sea into dry land.

They passed through the river on foot;

there we rejoiced in him.

7  With his power he rules forever;

his eyes keep watch on the nations.

Let no rebel arise to challenge him. 

8 Bless our God, you peoples!

Let the sound of his praise be heard! 

9 He preserves our lives and keeps our feet from stumbling.

(Selah) 

10 For you, God, have tested us,

refined us as silver is refined. 

11 You brought us into the net

and bound our bodies fast. 

12 You made men ride over our heads;

we went through fire and water.

But you brought us out to a place of plenty. 

13 I will come into your house with burnt offerings,

I will fulfill my vows to you, 

14 those my lips pronounced and my mouth spoke

when I was in distress. 

15 I will offer you burnt offerings of fattened animals,

along with the sweet smoke of rams;

I will offer bulls and goats. (Selah) 

16 Come and listen, all you who fear God,

and I will tell what he has done for me. 

17 I cried out to him with my mouth,

his praise was on my tongue. 

18 Had I cherished evil thoughts,

Adonai would not have listened. 

19 But in fact, God did listen;

he paid attention to my prayer. 

20 Blessed be God, who did not reject my prayer

or turn his grace away from me.

PSALMS: 96

1 Sing to ADONAI a new song!

Sing to ADONAI, all the earth! 

2 Sing to ADONAI, bless his name!

Proclaim his victory day after day!

3 Declare his glory among the nations,

his wonders among all peoples! 

4 For ADONAI is great, and greatly to be praised;

he is to be feared more than all gods. 

5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols,

but ADONAI made the heavens. 

6 In his presence are honor and majesty;

in his sanctuary, strength and splendor. 

7 Give ADONAI his due, you families from the peoples;

give ADONAI his due of glory and strength; 

8 give ADONAI the glory due to his name;

bring an offering, and enter his courtyards. 

9 Worship ADONAI in holy splendor;

tremble before him, all the earth! 

10 Say among the nations, “ADONAI is king!

“The world is firmly established, immovable.

He will judge the peoples fairly. 

11 Let the heavens rejoice; let the earth be glad;

let the sea roar, and everything in it; 

12 let the fields exult and all that is in them.

Then all the trees in the forest will sing

13 before ADONAI, because he has come, he has come to judge the earth;

he will judge the world rightly and the peoples with his faithfulness.

PSALMS: 126

1 When the LORD brought back those who returned to Tziyon,

We were like those who dream. 

2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,

And our tongue with singing.

Then said they among the nations,

“The LORD has done great things for them.” 

3 The LORD has done great things for us,

And we are glad. 

4 Restore our fortunes again, LORD,

Like the streams in the Negev. 

5 Those who sow in tears will reap in joy. 

6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed for sowing,

Will assuredly come again with joy, carrying his sheaves.

PROVERBS: 6

1 My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor,

If you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger; 

2 You are trapped by the words of your mouth.

You are ensnared with the words of your mouth. 

3 Do this now, my son, and deliver yourself,

Seeing you have come into the hand of your neighbor.

Go, humble yourself. Press your plea with your neighbor. 

4 Give no sleep to your eyes,

Nor slumber to your eyelids. 

5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,

Like a bird from the snare of the fowler. 

6 Go to the ant, you sluggard.

Consider her ways, and be wise; 

7  Which having no chief, Overseer, or ruler, 

8 Provides her bread in the summer,

And gathers her food in the harvest. 

9 How long will you sleep, sluggard?

When will you arise out of your sleep? 

10 A little sleep, a little slumber,

A little folding of the hands to sleep: 

11 So your poverty will come as a robber,

And your scarcity as an armed man. 

12 A worthless person, a man of iniquity,

Is he who walks with a perverse mouth; 

13 Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet,

Who motions with his fingers; 

14 In whose heart is perverseness,

Who devises evil continually,

Who always sows discord. 

15 Therefore his calamity will come suddenly.

He will be broken suddenly, and that without remedy. 

16 There are six things which the LORD hates;

Yes, seven which are an abomination to him:

17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,

Hands that shed innocent blood;

18 A heart that devises wicked schemes,

Feet that are swift in running to mischief, 

19 A false witness who utters lies,

And he who sows discord among brothers. 

20 My son, keep your father’s mitzvah,

And don’t forsake your mother’s teaching. 

21 Bind them continually on your heart.

Tie them around your neck. 

22 When you walk, it will lead you.

When you sleep, it will watch over you.

When you awake, it will talk with you. 

23 For the mitzvah is a lamp,

And the law is light.

Reproofs of instruction are the way of life, 

24 To keep you from the immoral woman,

From the flattery of the wayward wife’s tongue. 

25 Don’t lust after her beauty in your heart,

Neither let her captivate you with her eyelids. 

26 For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread.

The adulteress hunts for your precious life. 

27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap,

And his clothes not be burned?

28 Or can one walk on hot coals,

And his feet not be scorched?

29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife.

Whoever touches her will not be unpunished. 

30 Men don’t despise a thief,

If he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry: 

31 But if he be found, he shall restore seven times.

He shall give all the wealth of his house. 

32 He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding.

He who does it destroys his own soul. 

33 He will get wounds and dishonor.

His reproach will not be wiped away. 

34 For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband.

He won’t spare in the day of vengeance. 

35 He won’t regard any ransom,

Neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.

OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 20:1 – 22:30

20:1 Then Tzofar the Na`amatite answered, 2 “Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, Even by reason of my haste that is in me. 3 I have heard the reproof which puts me to shame; The spirit of my understanding answers me. 4 Don’t you know this from old time, Since man was placed on eretz, 

5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, The joy of the godless but for a moment? 6 Though his height mount up to the heavens, And his head reach to the clouds, 7 Yet he shall perish forever like his own dung, Those who have seen him shall say, ‘Where is he?’ 8 He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: Yes, he shall be chased away like a vision of the night. 9 The eye which saw him shall see him no more, Neither shall his place any more see him. 10 His children shall seek the favor of the poor. His hands shall give back his wealth. 11 His bones are full of his youth, But youth shall lie down with him in the dust. 12 “Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, Though he hide it under his tongue, 13 Though he spare it, and will not let it go, But keep it still within his mouth; 14 Yet his food in his bowels is turned. It is cobra venom within him. 15 He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again. God will cast them out of his belly. 16 He shall suck cobra venom. The viper’s tongue shall kill him. 17 He shall not look at the rivers, The flowing streams of honey and butter. 18 That for which he labored he shall restore, and shall not swallow it down; According to the substance that he has gotten, he shall not rejoice. 19 For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up. 20 “Because he knew no quietness within him, He shall not save anything of that in which he delights. 21 There was nothing left that he didn’t devour, Therefore his prosperity shall not endure. 22 In the fullness of his sufficiency, distress shall overtake him: The hand of everyone who is in misery shall come on him. 23 When he is about to fill his belly, God will cast the fierceness of his wrath on him. It will rain on him while he is eating. 24 He shall flee from the iron weapon. The bronze arrow shall strike him through. 25 He draws it forth, and it comes out of his body. Yes, the glittering point comes out of his liver. Terrors are on him. 26 All darkness is laid up for his treasures. An unfanned fire shall devour him. It shall consume that which is left in his tent. 27 The heavens shall reveal his iniquity, The eretz shall rise up against him. 28 The increase of his house shall depart; They shall rush away in the day of his wrath. 29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, The heritage appointed to him by God.”

21:1 Then Iyov answered, 2 “Listen diligently to my speech. Let this be your consolation. 3 Allow me, and I also will speak; After I have spoken, mock on. 4 As for me, is my complaint to man? Why shouldn’t I be impatient? 5 Look at me, and be astonished. Lay your hand on your mouth. 6 When I remember, I am troubled. Horror takes hold of my flesh. 7 “Why do the wicked live, Become old, yes, and grow mighty in power? 8 Their child is established with them in their sight, Their offspring before their eyes. 9 Their houses are safe from fear, Neither is the rod of God upon them. 10 Their bulls breed without fail. Their cows calve, and don’t miscarry. 11 They send forth their little ones like a flock. Their children dance. 12They sing to the tambourine and harp, And rejoice at the sound of the pipe. 13 They spend their days in prosperity. In an instant they go down to She’ol. 14 They tell God, ‘Depart from us, For we don’t want to know about your ways. 15 What is Shaddai, that we should serve him? What profit should we have, if we pray to him?’ 16 Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand: The counsel of the wicked is far from me. 17 “How often is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out? That their calamity comes on them? That God distributes sorrows in his anger? 18 That they are as stubble before the wind, As chaff that the storm carries away? 19 You say, ‘God lays up his iniquity for his children.’ Let him recompense it to himself, that he may know it. 20 Let his own eyes see his destruction. Let him drink of the wrath of Shaddai. 21 For what does he care for his house after him, When the number of his months is cut off? 22 “Shall any teach God knowledge, Seeing he judges those who are high? 23 One dies in his full strength, Being wholly at ease and quiet. 24 His pails are full of milk. The marrow of his bones is moistened. 25 Another dies in bitterness of soul, And never tastes of good. 26 They lie down alike in the dust, The worm covers them. 27 “Behold, I know your thoughts, The devices with which you would wrong me. 28 For you say, ‘Where is the house of the prince? Where is the tent in which the wicked lived?’ 29 Haven’t you asked wayfaring men? Don’t you know their evidences, 30 That the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity? That they are led forth to the day of wrath? 31 Who shall declare his way to his face? Who shall repay him what he has done? 32 Yet shall he be borne to the grave, Men shall keep watch over the tomb. 33 The clods of the valley shall be sweet to him. All men shall draw after him, As there were innumerable before him. 34 So how can you comfort me with nonsense, Seeing that in your answers there remains only falsehood?”

22:1 Then Elifaz the Temanite answered, 2 “Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself. 3 Is it any pleasure to Shaddai, that you are righteous? Or does it benefit him, that you make your ways perfect? 4 Is it for your piety that he reproves you, That he enters with you into judgment? 5 Isn’t your wickedness great? Neither is there any end to your iniquities. 6 For you have taken pledges from your brother for nothing, And stripped the naked of their clothing. 7 You haven’t given water to the weary to drink, And you have withheld bread from the hungry. 8 But as for the mighty man, he had the eretz. The honorable man, he lived in it. 9 You have sent widows away empty, And the arms of the fatherless have been broken. 10 Therefore snares are round about you. Sudden fear troubles you, 11 Or darkness, so that you can not see, And floods of waters cover you. 12 “Isn’t God in the heights of heaven? See the height of the stars, how high they are! 13 You say, ‘What does God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness? 14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he doesn’t see. He walks on the vault of the sky.’ 15 Will you keep the old way Which wicked men have trodden, 16 Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundation was poured out as a stream, 17 Who said to God, ‘Depart from us;’ And, ‘What can Shaddai do for us?’ 18 Yet he filled their houses with good things, But the counsel of the wicked is far from me. 19 The righteous see it, and are glad; The innocent laugh them to scorn, 20 Saying, ‘Surely those who rose up against us are cut off, The fire has consumed the remnant of them.’ 21 “Acquaint yourself with him, now, and be at shalom. Thereby good shall come to you. 22 Please receive instruction from his mouth, And lay up his words in your heart. 23 If you return to Shaddai, you shall be built up, If you put away unrighteousness far from your tents. 24 Lay your treasure in the dust, The gold of Ofir among the stones of the brooks. 25 The Almighty will be your treasure, Precious silver to you. 26 For then shall you delight yourself in Shaddai, And shall lift up your face to God. 27 You shall make your prayer to him, and he will hear you. You shall pay your vows. 28 You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you. Light shall shine on your ways. 29 When they cast down, you shall say, ‘be lifted up.’ He will save the humble person. 30 He will even deliver him who is not innocent; Yes, he shall be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.”

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 1:1 – 11

1:1 Sha’ul, an apostle of Messiah Yeshua through the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the assembly of God which is at Corinth, with all the holy ones who are in the whole of Achaia: 

2 Grace to you and shalom from God our Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah. 

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; 

4 who comforts us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 

5 For as the sufferings of Messiah abound to us, even so our comfort also abounds through Messiah. 

6 But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which works in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer. 

7  Our hope for you is steadfast, knowing that, since you are partakers of the sufferings, so also are you of the comfort. 

8 For we don’t desire to have you uninformed, brothers, concerning our affliction which happened to us in Asia, that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, so much that we despaired even of life. 

9 Yes, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead, 

10 who delivered us out of so great a death, and does deliver; on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us; 

11 you also helping together on our behalf by your supplication; that, for the gift bestowed on us by means of many, thanks may be given by many persons on your behalf.

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