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June 16

THEINC-HIM DAILY BIBLE MEDITATION

Psalms: 16, 46, 76, 106, 136

Proverbs: 16

Old Testament: Ecclesiastes 10:1 – 12:14

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 8:1 – 15

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Father G-D (Abba Father), Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Christ),

and Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit)!

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You never know when the LORD will call you home – for judgment!

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THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – June 15 – Full Text   Leave a comment

JUNE 15

PSALMS: 15, 45, 75, 105, 135

PROVERBS: 15

OLD TESTAMENT: ECCLESIASTES 7:1 – 9:18

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 7:7 – 16

PSALMS: 15

1 LORD, who shall dwell in your sanctuary?

Who shall live on your holy hill? 

2 He who walks blamelessly, does what is right,

And speaks truth in his heart; 

3 He who doesn’t slander with his tongue,

Nor does evil to his friend,

Nor casts slurs against his fellow man; 

4 In whose eyes a vile man is despised,

But who honors those who fear the LORD;

He who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and doesn’t change; 

5 He who doesn’t lend out his money for usury,

Nor take a bribe against the innocent.

He who does these things shall never be shaken.

PSALMS: 45

1 My heart overflows with a noble theme.

I recite my verses for the king.

My tongue is like the pen of a skillful writer. 

2 You are the most excellent of the sons of men.

Grace has anointed your lips,

Therefore God has blessed you forever. 

3 Gird your sword on your thigh, mighty one,

Your splendor and your majesty. 

4 In your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds. 

5 Your arrows are sharp.

The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king’s enemies. 

6 Your throne, God, is forever and ever.

A scepter of equity is the scepter of your kingdom. 

7 You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness.

Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil

of gladness above your fellows. 

8 All your garments smell like myrrh, aloes, and cassia.

Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad. 

9 Kings’ daughters are among your honorable women.

At your right hand the queen stands in gold of Ofir. 

10 Listen, daughter, consider, and turn your ear.

Forget your own people, and also your father’s house. 

11 So will the king desire your beauty,

Honor him, for he is your lord. 

12 The daughter of Tzor comes with a gift.

The rich among the people entreat your favor. 

13 The princess inside is all glorious.

Her clothing is interwoven with gold. 

14 She shall be led to the king in embroidered work.

The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to you. 

15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be led.

They shall enter into the king’s palace. 

16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers.

You shall make them princes in all the eretz. 

17 I will make your name to be remembered in all generations.

Therefore the peoples shall give you thanks forever and ever.

PSALMS: 75

1 We give thanks to you, God,

We give thanks, for your Name is near.

Men tell about your wondrous works. 

2 When I choose the appointed time,

I will judge blamelessly. 

3 The eretz and all its inhabitants quake.

I firmly hold its pillars. Selah. 

4 I said to the arrogant,

“Don’t boast;”

To the wicked,

“Don’t lift up the horn. 

5 Don’t lift up your horn on high.

Don’t speak with a stiff neck.” 

6 For neither from the east, nor from the west,

Nor yet from the south, comes exaltation. 

7 But God is the judge.

He puts down one, and lifts up another. 

8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup,

Full of foaming wine mixed with spices.

He pours it out.

Indeed the wicked of the eretz drink and drink it to its very dregs. 

9 But I will declare this forever:

I will sing praises to the God of Ya`akov. 

10 I will cut off all the horns of the wicked,

But the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.

PSALMS: 105

1 Give thanks to the LORD!

Call on his name! Make his doings known among the peoples. 

2 Sing to him, sing praises to him!

Tell of all his marvelous works. 

3 Glory in his holy name.

Let the heart of them rejoice who seek the LORD. 

4 Seek the LORD and his strength.

Seek his face forever more. 

5 Remember his marvelous works that he has done;

His wonders, and the judgments of his mouth, 

6 You seed of Avraham, his servant,

You children of Ya`akov, his chosen ones. 

7 He is the LORD, our God.

His judgments are in all the eretz. 

8 He has remembered his covenant forever,

The word which he commanded to a thousand generations,

9 The covenant which he made with Avraham,

His oath to Yitzchak,

10 And confirmed the same to Ya`akov for a statute;

To Yisra’el for an everlasting covenant, 

11 Saying, “To you I will give the land of Kana`an,

The lot of your inheritance;” 

12 When they were but a few men in number,

Yes, very few, and sojourners in it. 

13 They went about from nation to nation,

From one kingdom to another people.

14 He allowed no one to do them wrong.

Yes, he reproved kings for their sakes, 

15 “Don’t touch my anointed ones.

Do my prophets no harm.” 

16 He called for a famine on the land.

He destroyed the food supplies. 

17 He sent a man before them.

Yosef was sold for a slave.

18 They bruised his feet with shackles.

His neck was locked in irons, 

19 Until the time that his word happened,

And the LORD’s word proved him true. 

20 The king sent and freed him;

Even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free. 

21 He made him lord of his house,

And ruler of all of his possessions; 

22 To discipline his princes at his pleasure,

And to teach his Zakenim wisdom. 

23 Yisra’el also came into Mitzrayim.

Ya`akov sojourned in the land of Ham. 

24 He increased his people greatly,

And made them stronger than their adversaries. 

25 He turned their heart to hate his people,

To conspire against his servants. 

26 He sent Moshe, his servant,

And Aharon, whom he had chosen. 

27 They performed miracles among them,

And wonders in the land of Ham. 

28 He sent darkness, and made it dark.

They didn’t rebel against his words. 

29He turned their waters into blood,

And killed their fish. 

30 Their land swarmed with frogs,

Even in the chambers of their kings. 

31 He spoke, and swarms of flies came, ‘

And lice in all their borders. 

32 He gave them hail for rain,

With lightning in their land. 

33 He struck their vines and also their fig trees,

And shattered the trees of their country. 

34 He spoke, and the locusts came,

And the grasshoppers, without number, 

35 Ate up every plant in their land;

Ate up the fruit of their ground. 

36 He struck also all the firstborn in their land,

The chief of all their strength. 

37 He brought them forth with silver and gold.

There was not one feeble person among his tribes. 

38Mitzrayim was glad when they departed,

For the fear of them had fallen on them. 

39 He spread a cloud for a covering,

Fire to give light in the night. 

40 They asked, and he brought quails,

And satisfied them with the bread of the sky. 

41 He opened the rock, and waters gushed out.

They ran as a river in the dry places. 

42 For he remembered his holy word,

And Avraham, his servant. 

43 He brought forth his people with joy,

His chosen with singing. 

44 He gave them the lands of the nations.

They took the labor of the peoples in possession, 

45 That they might keep his statutes,

And observe his laws.

Praise the LORD!

PSALMS: 135

1 Praise the LORD!

Praise the name of the LORD!

Praise him, you servants of the LORD, 

2 You who stand in the house of the LORD,

In the courts of our God’s house. 

3 Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good.

Sing praises to his name, for that is pleasant. 

4 For the LORD has chosen Ya`akov for himself;

Yisra’el for his own possession. 

5 For I know that the LORD is great,

That our Lord is above all gods. 

6 Whatever the LORD pleased, that he has done,

In heaven and in eretz, in the seas and in all deeps; 

7 Who causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the eretz;

Who makes lightnings with the rain;

Who brings forth the wind out of his treasuries; 

8 Who struck the firstborn of Mitzrayim,

Both of man and animal; 

9 Who sent signs and wonders into the midst of you,

Mitzrayim,

On Par`oh, and on all his servants; 

10 Who struck many nations,

And killed mighty kings, 

11 Sichon king of the Amori, `Og king of Bashan,

All the kingdoms of Kana`an, 

12 And gave their land for a heritage,

A heritage to Yisra’el, his people. 

13 Your name, LORD, endures forever;

Your renown, LORD, throughout all generations. 

14 For the LORD will judge his people,

And have compassion on his servants.

15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold,

The work of men’s hands. 

16 They have mouths, but they can’t speak;

They have eyes, but they can’t see; 

17  They have ears, but they can’t hear;

Neither is there any breath in their mouths. 

18 Those who make them will be like them;

Yes, everyone who trusts in them. 

19 House of Yisra’el, praise the LORD!

House of Aharon, praise the LORD! 

20House of Levi, praise the LORD!

You who fear the LORD, praise the LORD! 

21 Blessed be the LORD from Tziyon,

Who dwells at Yerushalayim. Praise the LORD!

PROVERBS: 15

1 A gentle answer turns away wrath,

But a harsh word stirs up anger. 

2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,

But the mouth of fools gush out folly. 

3 The LORD’s eyes are everywhere,

Keeping watch on the evil and the good. 

4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life,

But deceit in it crushes the spirit. 

5 A fool despises his father’s correction,

But he who heeds reproof shows prudence. 

6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure,

But the income of the wicked brings trouble. 

7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge;

Not so with the heart of fools. 

8 The sacrifice made by the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,

But the prayer of the upright is his delight.

9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,

But he loves him who follows after righteousness. 

10 There is stern discipline for one who forsakes the way:

Whoever hates reproof shall die. 

11 She’ol and Avaddon are before the LORD —

How much more then the hearts of the children of men! 

12 A scoffer doesn’t love to be reproved;

He will not go to the wise. 

13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face;

But an aching heart breaks the spirit. 

14 The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge,

But the mouths of fools feed on folly. 

15 All the days of the afflicted are wretched,

But one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast. 

16 Better is little, with the fear of the LORD,

Than great treasure with trouble. 

17 Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is,

Than a fattened calf with hatred. 

18 A wrathful man stirs up contention,

But one who is slow to anger appeases strife. 

19 The way of the sluggard is like a thorn patch,

But the path of the upright is a highway. 

20 A wise son makes a father glad,

But a foolish man despises his mother. 

21 Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom,

But a man of understanding keeps his way straight. 

22 Where there is no counsel, plans fail;

But in a multitude of counselors they are established. 

23 Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth.

How good is a word at the right time!

24 The path of life leads upward for the wise,

To keep him from going downward to She’ol. 

25 The LORD will uproot the house of the proud,

But he will keep the widow’s borders intact. 

26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked,

But the thoughts of the pure are pleasing. 

27 He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house,

But he who hates bribes will live. 

28 The heart of the righteous weighs answers,

But the mouth of the wicked gushes out evil. 

29 The LORD is far from the wicked,

But he hears the prayer of the righteous. 

30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart.

Good news gives health to the bones. 

31 The ear that listens to the reproof lives,

And will be at home among the wise. 

32 He who refuses correction despises his own soul,

But he who listens to reproof gets understanding. 

33 The fear of the LORD teaches wisdom.

Before honor is humility.

OLD TESTAMENT: ECCLESIASTES 7:1 – 9:18

7:1 A good name is better than fine perfume; and the day of death better than the day of one’s birth. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men, and the living should take this to heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the face the heart is made good. 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. 5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools. 6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity. 7 Surely extortion makes the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroys the understanding. 8 Better is the end of a thing than its beginning. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. 9 Don’t be hasty in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools. 10 Don’t say, “Why were the former days better than these?” For you do not ask wisely about this. 11 Wisdom is as good as an inheritance. Yes, it is more excellent for those who see the sun. 12 For wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it. 13 Consider the work of God, for who can make that straight, which he has made crooked? 14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider; yes, God has made the one side by side with the other, to the end that man should not find out anything after him. 15 All this have I seen in my days of vanity: there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who lives long in his evil-doing. 16 Don’t be overly righteous, neither make yourself overly wise. Why should you destroy yourself? 17 Don’t be too wicked, neither be foolish. Why should you die before your time? 18 It is good that you should take hold of this. Yes, also from that don’t withdraw your hand; for he who fears God will come forth from them all. 19 Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. 20 Surely there is not a righteous man on eretz, who does good and doesn’t sin. 21 Also don’t take heed to all words that are spoken, lest you hear your servant curse you; 22 for often your own heart knows that you yourself have likewise cursed others. 23 All this have I proved in wisdom. I said, “I will be wise;” but it was far from me. 24 That which is, is far off and exceedingly deep. Who can find it out? 25 I turned around, and my heart sought to know and to search out, and to seek wisdom and the scheme of things, and to know that wickedness is stupidity, and that foolishness is madness. 26 I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and traps, whose hands are chains. Whoever pleases God shall escape from her; but the sinner will be ensnared by her. 27 Behold, this have I found, says Kohelet, one to another, to find out the scheme; 28 which my soul still seeks; but I have not found: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found. 29 Behold, this only have I found: that God made man upright; but they search for many schemes.

8:1 Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed. 2 I say, “Keep the king’s command!” because of the oath to God. 3 Don’t be hasty to go out of his presence. Don’t persist in an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him, 4 for the king’s word is supreme. Who can say to him, “What are you doing?” 5 Whoever keeps the mitzvah shall not come to harm, and his wise heart will know the time and procedure. 6 For there is a time and procedure for every purpose, although the misery of man is heavy on him. 7 For he doesn’t know that which will be; for who can tell him how it will be? 8 There is no man who has power over the spirit to contain the spirit; neither does he have power over the day of death. There is no discharge in war; neither shall wickedness deliver those who practices it. 9 All this have I seen, and applied my mind to every work that is done under the sun. There is a time in which one man has power over another to his hurt. 10 So I saw the wicked buried. Indeed they came also from holiness. They went and were forgotten in the city where they did this. This also is vanity. 11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. 12 Though a sinner commits crimes a hundred times, and lives long, yet surely I know that it will be better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him. 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he lengthen days like a shadow; because he doesn’t fear God. 14 There is a vanity which is done on the eretz, that there are righteous men to whom it happens according to the work of the wicked. Again, there are wicked men to whom it happens according to the work of the righteous. I said that this also is vanity. 15 Then I commended mirth, because a man has no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be joyful: for that will accompany him in his labor all the days of his life which God has given him under the sun. 16 When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done on the eretz (for also there is that neither day nor night sees sleep with his eyes), 17 then I saw all the work of God, that man can’t find out the work that is done under the sun, because however much a man labors to seek it out, yet he won’t find it. Yes, moreover, though a wise man thinks he can comprehend it, yet he won’t be able to find it.

9:1 For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hatred, man doesn’t know it; all is before them. 2 All things come alike to all. There is one event to the righteous and to the wicked; to the good, to the clean, to the unclean, to him who sacrifices, and to him who doesn’t sacrifice. As is the good, so is the sinner; he who takes an oath, as he who fears an oath. 3 This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one event to all: yes also, the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead. 4 For to him who is joined with all the living there is hope; for a living dog is better than a dead lion. 5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead don’t know anything, neither do they have any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. 6 Also their love, their hatred, and their envy has perished long ago; neither have they any more a portion forever in anything that is done under the sun. 7 Go your way — eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God has already accepted your works. 8 Let your garments be always white, and don’t let your head lack oil. 9 Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your life of vanity, which he has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity: for that is your portion in life, and in your labor in which you labor under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in She’ol, where you are going. 11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all. 12 For man also doesn’t know his time. As the fish that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare, even so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly on them. 13 I have also seen wisdom under the sun in this way, and it seemed great to me. 14 There was a little city, and few men within it; and a great king came against it, besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it. 15 Now a poor wise man was found in it, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. 16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.17 The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him who rules among fools. 18Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroys much good.

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 7:7 – 16

7:7 and not by his coming only, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, while he told us your longing, your mourning, and your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced still more. 

8 For though I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret it. For I see that my letter made you sorry, though just for a while. 

9 I now rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that you were made sorry to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly way, that you might suffer loss by us in nothing. 

10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, which brings no regret. But the sorrow of the world works death. 

11 For behold, this same thing, that you were made sorry in a godly way, what earnest care it worked in you. Yes, what defense, indignation, fear, longing, zeal, and vengeance! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be pure in the matter. 

12 So although I wrote to you, I wrote not for his cause that did the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered the wrong, but that your earnest care for us might be revealed in you in the sight of God. 

13 Therefore we have been comforted. In our comfort we rejoiced the more exceedingly for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all. 

14 For if in anything I have boasted to him on your behalf, I was not put to shame. But as we spoke all things to you in truth, so our glorying also which I made before Titus was found to be truth. 

15 His affection is more abundantly toward you, while he remembers all of your obedience, how with fear and trembling you received him. 

16 I rejoice that in everything I am of good courage concerning you.

THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – June 15 – Daily Post   Leave a comment

June 15

THEINC-HIM DAILY BIBLE MEDITATION

Psalms: 15, 45, 75, 105, 135

Proverbs: 15

Old Testament: Ecclesiastes 7:1 – 9:18

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 7:8 – 16

I am a Jewish Believer, a believer in

Father G-D (Abba Father), Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Christ),

and Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit)!

We offer various ways for you to study the Holy Bible:

through my blogs and site @

https://www.theinc-him-daily-bible-meditation.blogspot.com

anchor.fm/JESHorowitz16

https://www.facebook.com/THEINCHIM.Daily.Meditation

https://theinchimdailybiblemeditation.wordpress.com

At any of the blogs or site, please pick the current date or any day

you want to study and enjoy growing with the living word of G-D.

You never know when the LORD will call you home – for judgment!

Yours in Yeshua!

ffeJ

THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – June 14 – Full Text – Happy Birthday United States of America Army!   Leave a comment

JUNE 14

PSALMS: 14, 44, 74, 104, 144

PROVERBS: 14

OLD TESTAMENT: ECCLESIASTES 4:1 – 6:12

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 6:14 – 7:7

PSALMS: 14

1 The fool has said in his heart,

“There is no God.

” They are corrupt, they have done abominable works.

There is none who does good. 

2 The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men,

To see if there were any who did understand,

Who did seek after God. 

3 They have all gone aside;

they have together become corrupt.

There is none who does good, no, not one. 

4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,

Who eat up my people as they eat bread,

And don’t call on the LORD? 

5 There were they in great fear,

For God is in the generation of the righteous. 

6 You put to shame the counsel of the poor,

Because the LORD is his refuge. 

7 Oh that the yeshu`ah of Yisra’el would come out of Tziyon!

When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people,

Then Ya`akov shall rejoice, and Yisra’el shall be glad.

PSALMS: 44

1 We have heard with our ears,

God; Our fathers have told us,

What work you did in their days,

In the days of old. 

2 You drove out the nations with your hand,

But you planted them.

You afflicted the peoples,

But you spread them abroad. 

3 For they didn’t get the land in possession by their own sword,

Neither did their own arm save them;

But your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your face,

Because you were favorable to them. 

4 You are my King, God.

Command victories for Ya`akov! 

5 Through you, will we push down our adversaries.

Through your name, will we tread them under who rise up against us. 

6 For I will not trust in my bow,

Neither shall my sword save me. 

7 But you have saved us from our adversaries,

And have put them to shame who hate us. 

8 In God have we made our boast all day long,

We will give thanks to your name forever. Selah.

9 But now you rejected us, and brought us to dishonor,

And don’t go out with our armies. 

10 You make us turn back from the adversary.

Those who hate us take spoil for themselves. 

11 You have made us like sheep for food,

And have scattered us among the nations. 

12You sell your people for nothing,

And have gained nothing from their sale. 

13 You make us a reproach to our neighbors,

A scoffing and a derision to those who are round about us. 

14 You make us a byword among the nations,

A shaking of the head among the peoples. 

15 All day long is my dishonor before me,

And shame covers my face,

16 At the taunt of one who reproaches and reviles,

Because of the enemy and the avenger. 

17 All this has come on us,

Yet have we not forgotten you,

Neither have we been false to your covenant. 

18 Our heart has not turned back,

Neither have our steps declined from your way, 

19 That you have crushed us in the haunt of jackals,

And covered us with the shadow of death. 

20 If we have forgotten the name of our God,

Or spread forth our hands to a strange god; 

21 Won’t God search this out?

For he knows the secrets of the heart.

22 Yes, for your sake are we killed all day long.

We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter. 

23 Wake up!

Why do you sleep, Lord? Arise!

Don’t reject us forever. 

24 Why do you hide your face,

And forget our affliction and our oppression? 

25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust.

Our body cleaves to the eretz. 

26 Rise up to help us.

Redeem us for your loving kindness’ sake.

PSALMS: 74

1 God, why have you rejected us forever?

Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture? 

2 Remember your congregation, which you purchased of old,

Which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your inheritance;

Mount Tziyon, in which you have lived. 

3 Lift up your feet to the perpetual ruins,

All the evil that the enemy has done in the sanctuary. 

4 Your adversaries have roared in the midst of your assembly.

They have set up their standards as signs. 

5 They behaved like men wielding axes,

Cutting through a thicket of trees. 

6 Now all its carved work

They break down with hatchet and hammers. 

7 They have burned your sanctuary to the ground.

They have profaned the dwelling-place of your Name. 

8 They said in their heart,

“We will crush them completely.

” They have burned up all the places in the land where God was worshiped. 

9 We see no miraculous signs.

There is no longer any prophet,

Neither is there among us anyone who knows how long. 

10 How long, God, shall the adversary reproach?

Shall the enemy blaspheme your name forever? 

11 Why do you draw back your hand, even your right hand?

Take it out of your pocket and consume them! 

12 Yet God is my King of old,

Working salvation in the midst of the eretz. 

13 You divided the sea by your strength.

You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters. 

14 You broke the heads of Livyatan in pieces.

You gave him as food to people and desert creatures. 

15 You opened up spring and stream.

You dried up mighty rivers. 

16 The day is yours, the night is also yours.

You have prepared the light and the sun. 

17 You have set all the boundaries of the eretz.

You have made summer and winter. 

18 Remember this, that the enemy has mocked you, LORD.

Foolish people have blasphemed your name. 

19 Don’t deliver the soul of your dove to wild beasts.

Don’t forget the life of your poor forever. 

20 Honor your covenant,

For haunts of violence fill the dark places of the eretz. 

21 Don’t let the oppressed return ashamed.

Let the poor and needy praise your name.

22 Arise, God! Plead your own cause.

Remember how the foolish man mocks you all day. 

23 Don’t forget the voice of your adversaries.

The tumult of those who rise up against you ascends continually.

PSALMS: 104

1 Bless the LORD, my soul.

The LORD, my God, you are very great.

You are clothed with honor and majesty. 

2 He covers himself with light as with a garment.

He stretches out the heavens like a curtain. 

3 He lays the beams of his chambers in the waters.

He makes the clouds his chariot.

He walks on the wings of the wind. 

4He makes his messengers winds;

His servants flames of fire. 

5 He laid the foundations of the eretz,

That it should not be moved forever.

6 You covered it with the deep as with a cloak.

The waters stood above the mountains. 

7 At your rebuke they fled.

At the voice of your thunder they hurried away. 

8 The mountains rose,

The valleys sank down,

To the place which you had assigned to them. 

9 You have set a boundary that they may not pass over;

That they don’t turn again to cover the eretz. 

10 He sends forth springs into the valleys.

They run among the mountains. 

11 They give drink to every animal of the field.

The wild donkeys quench their thirst. 

12 The birds of the sky nest by them.

They sing among the branches. 

13 He waters the mountains from his chambers.

The eretz is filled with the fruit of your works. 

14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle,

And plants for man to cultivate,

That he may bring forth food out of the eretz: 

15Wine that makes glad the heart of man,

Oil to make his face to shine,

And bread that strengthens man’s heart. 

16 The LORD’s trees are well watered,

The cedars of Levanon, which he has planted; 

17 Where the birds make their nests.

The stork makes its home in the fir trees. 

18 The high mountains are for the wild goats.

The rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers. 

19 He appointed the moon for seasons.

The sun knows when to set. 

20 You make darkness, and it is night,

In which all the animals of the forest prowl. 

21 The young lions roar after their prey,

And seek their food from God. 

22 The sun rises, and they steal away,

And lay down in their dens. 

23 Man goes forth to his work,

To his labor until the evening. 

24 The LORD, how many are your works!

In wisdom have you made them all.

The eretz is full of your riches. 

25 There is the sea, great and wide,

In which are innumerable living things,

Both small and great animals. 

26 There the ships go,

And livyatan, whom you formed to play there. 

27 These all wait for you,

That you may give them their food in due season. 

28 You give to them; they gather.

You open your hand; they are satisfied with good. 

29 You hide your face: they are troubled;

You take away their breath: they die, and return to the dust. 

30 You send forth your Spirit: they are created.

You renew the face of the ground. 

31 Let the glory of the LORD endure forever.

Let the LORD rejoice in his works. 

32 He looks at the eretz, and it trembles.

He touches 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 any being.

34 Let your meditation be sweet to him.

I will rejoice in the LORD.

35 Let sinners be consumed out of the eretz.

Let the wicked be no more.

Bless the LORD, my soul.

Praise the LORD!

PSALMS: 134

1 Look! Praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD,

Who stand by night in the LORD’s house! 

2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary.

Praise the LORD! 

3 May the LORD bless you from Tziyon;

Even he who made heaven and eretz.

PROVERBS: 14

1 Every wise woman builds her house,

But the foolish one tears it down with her own hands. 

2 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD,

But he who is perverse in his ways despises him. 

3 The fool’s talk brings a rod to his back,

But the lips of the wise protect them. 

4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean,

But much increase is by the strength of the ox. 

5 A truthful witness will not lie,

But a false witness pours out lies. 

6 A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn’t find it,

But knowledge comes easily to a discerning person. 

7 Stay away from a foolish man,

For you won’t find knowledge on his lips. 

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way,

But the folly of fools is deceit. 

9 Fools mock at making atonement for sins,

But among the upright there is good will. 

10 The heart knows its own bitterness and joy;

He will not share these with a stranger. 

11 The house of the wicked will be overthrown,

But the tent of the upright will flourish. 

12There is a way which seems right to a man,

But in the end it leads to death. 

13 Even in laughter the heart may be sorrowful,

And mirth may end in heaviness. 

14 The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways;

Likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways. 

15 The simple believes everything,

But the prudent man carefully considers his ways. 

16 A wise man fears, and shuns evil,

But the fool is hotheaded and reckless. 

17 He who is quick to become angry will commit folly,

And a crafty man is hated. 

18 The simple inherit folly,

But the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 

19 The evil bow down before the good,

And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous. 

20 The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor,

But the rich person has many friends. 

21 He who despises his neighbor sins,

But blessed is he who has pity on the poor. 

22 Don’t they go astray who plot evil?

But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good. 

23 In all hard work there is profit,

But the talk of the lips leads only to poverty. 

24 The crown of the wise is their riches,

But the folly of fools crowns them with folly. 

25 A truthful witness saves souls,

But a false witness is deceitful. 

26 In the fear of the LORD is a secure fortress,

And he will be a refuge for his children. 

27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,

Turning people from the snares of death. 

28 In the multitude of people is the king’s glory,

But in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince. 

29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding,

But he who has a quick temper displays folly. 

30 The life of the body is a heart at shalom,

But envy rots the bones. 

31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker,

But he who is kind to the needy honors him. 

32 The wicked is brought down in his calamity,

But in death, the righteous has a refuge. 

33 Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding,

And is even made known in the inward part of fools.

34 Righteousness exalts a nation,

But sin is a disgrace to any people. 

35 The king’s favor is toward a servant who deals wisely,

But his wrath is toward one who causes shame.

OLD TESTAMENT: ECCLESIASTES 4:1 – 6:16

4:1 Then I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and, behold, the tears of those who were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. 2 Therefore I praised the dead who have been long dead more than the living who are yet alive. 3 Yes, better than them both is him who has not yet been, who has not seen the evil work that is done under the sun. 4 Then I saw all the labor and achievement that is the envy of a man’s neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind. 5 The fool folds his hands together and ruins himself. 6 Better is a handful, with quietness, than two handfuls with labor and chasing after wind. 7 Then I returned and saw vanity under the sun. 8 There is one who is alone, and he has neither son nor brother. There is no end to all of his labor, neither are his eyes satisfied with wealth. For whom then, do I labor, and deprive my soul of enjoyment? This also is vanity, yes, it is a miserable business. 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him who is alone when he falls, and doesn’t have another to lift him up. 11 Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one keep warm alone? 12 If a man prevails against one who is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. 13 Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who doesn’t know how to receive admonition any more. 14 For out of prison he came forth to be king; yes, even in his kingdom he was born poor. 15 I saw all the living who walk under the sun, that they were with the youth, the other, who succeeded him. 16 There was no end of all the people, even of all them over whom he was — yet those who come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a chasing after wind.

5:1 Guard your steps when you go to God’s house; for to draw near to listen is better than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they don’t know that they do evil. 2 Don’t be rash with your mouth, and don’t let your heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and you on eretz. Therefore let your words be few. 3 For as a dream comes with a multitude of cares, so a fool’s speech with a multitude of words. 4 When you vow a vow to God, don’t defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay that which you vow. 5 It is better that you should not vow, than that you should vow and not pay. 6 Don’t allow your mouth to lead you into sin. Don’t protest before the messenger that this was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands? 7 For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, as well as in many words: but you must fear God. 8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a district, don’t marvel at the matter: for one official is eyed by a higher one; and there are officials over them. 9 Moreover the profit of the eretz is for all. The king profits from the field. 10 He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity. 11 When goods increase, those who eat them are increased; and what advantage is there to its owner, except to feast on them with his eyes? 12 The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not allow him to sleep. 13 There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm. 14 Those riches perish by misfortune, and if he has fathered a son, there is nothing in his hand.15 As he came forth from his mother’s womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labor, which he may carry away in his hand. 16 This also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go. And what profit does he have who labors for the wind? 17 All his days he also eats in darkness, he is frustrated, and has sickness and wrath. 18 Behold, that which I have seen to be good and proper is for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy good in all his labor, in which he labors under the sun, all the days of his life which God has given him; for this is his portion. 19 Every man also to whom God has given riches and wealth, and has given him power to eat of it, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor — this is the gift of God. 20 For he shall not often reflect on the days of his life; because God occupies him with the joy of his heart.

6:1 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy on men: 2 a man to whom God gives riches, wealth, and honor, so that he lacks nothing for his soul of all that he desires, yet God gives him no power to eat of it, but an alien eats it. This is vanity, and it is an evil disease. 3 If a man fathers a hundred children, and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not filled with good, and moreover he has no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he: 4 for it comes in vanity, and departs in darkness, and its name is covered with darkness. 5 Moreover it has not seen the sun nor known it. This has rest rather than the other. 6 Yes, though he live a thousand years twice told, and yet fails to enjoy good, don’t all go to one place? 7 All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. 8 For what advantage has the wise more than the fool? What has the poor man, that knows how to walk before the living? 9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind. 10 Whatever has been, its name was given long ago; and it is known what man is; neither can he contend with him who is mightier than he. 11 For there are many words that create vanity. What does that profit man? 12 For who knows what is good for man in life, all the days of his vain life which he spends like a shadow? For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 6:14 – 7:7

6:14 Don’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what communion has light with darkness? 15 What agreement has Messiah with Beliya`al? Or what portion has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has a temple of God with idols? For you are a temple of the living God. Even as God said, “I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17  Therefore, “‘Come out from among them, And be separate,’ says the Lord, ‘Touch no unclean thing. I will receive you. 18 I will be to you a Father. You will be to me sons and daughters,’ says the Lord Almighty.”

7:1 Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Open your hearts to us. We wronged no one. We corrupted no one. We took advantage of no one. 3 I say this not to condemn you, for I have said before, that you are in our hearts to die together and live together. 4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you. Great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I overflow with joy in all our affliction. 5 For even when we had come into Macedonia, our flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side. Fightings were outside. Fear was inside. 6 Nevertheless, he who comforts the lowly, God, comforted us by the coming of Titus; 7 and not by his coming only, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, while he told us your longing, your mourning, and your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced still more. 

8 For though I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret it. For I see that my letter made you sorry, though just for a while. 9 I now rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that you were made sorry to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly way, that you might suffer loss by us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, which brings no regret. But the sorrow of the world works death. 11 For behold, this same thing, that you were made sorry in a godly way, what earnest care it worked in you. Yes, what defense, indignation, fear, longing, zeal, and vengeance! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be pure in the matter. 12 So although I wrote to you, I wrote not for his cause that did the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered the wrong, but that your earnest care for us might be revealed in you in the sight of God. 13 Therefore we have been comforted. In our comfort we rejoiced the more exceedingly for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all. 14 For if in anything I have boasted to him on your behalf, I was not put to shame. But as we spoke all things to you in truth, so our glorying also which I made before Titus was found to be truth. 15 His affection is more abundantly toward you, while he remembers all of your obedience, how with fear and trembling you received him. 16 I rejoice that in everything I am of good courage concerning you.

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June 14

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THEINC-HIM DAILY BIBLE MEDITATION

Psalms: 14, 44, 74, 104, 134

Proverbs: 14

Old Testament: Ecclesiastes 4:1 – 6:12

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 6:14 – 7:7

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JUNE 13

PSALMS: 13, 43, 73, 103, 133

PROVERBS: 13

OLD TESTAMENT: ECCLESIASTES 1:1 – 3:22

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 6:1 – 13

PSALMS: 13

1 How long, LORD?

Will you forget me forever?

How long will you hide your face from me? 

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul,

Having sorrow in my heart every day?

How long shall my enemy triumph over me? 

3 Behold, and answer me, LORD, my God.

Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death; 

4 Lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him;

” Lest my adversaries rejoice when I fall. 

5 But I trust in your loving kindness.

My heart rejoices in your yeshu`ah.

6 I will sing to the LORD,

Because he has been good to me.

PSALMS: 43

1 Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation.

Oh, deliver me from deceitful and wicked men. 

2 For you are the God of my strength.

Why have you rejected me?

Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 

3 Oh, send out your light and your truth.

Let them lead me. Let them bring me to your holy hill,

To your tents. 

4 Then I will go to the altar of God,

To God, my exceeding joy.

I will praise you on the harp, God, my God. 

5 Why are you in despair, my soul?

Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God!

For I shall still praise him,

The saving help of my face, and my God.

PSALMS: 73

1 Surely God is good to Yisra’el,

To those who are pure in heart.

2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone.

My steps had nearly slipped. 

3 For I was envious of the arrogant,

When I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 

4 For there are no struggles in their death,

But their strength is firm. 

5 They are free from burdens of men,

Neither are they plagued like other men. 

6 Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck.

Violence covers them like a garment. 

7 Their eyes bulge with fat.

Their minds pass the limits of conceit. 

8 They scoff and speak with malice.

In arrogance, they threaten oppression. 

9 They have set their mouth in the heavens.

Their tongue walks through the eretz. 

10 Therefore their people return to them,

And they drink up waters of abundance. 

11 They say, “How does God know?

Is there knowledge in Ha`Elyon?” 

12 Behold, these are the wicked.

Being always at ease, they increase in riches.

13 Surely in vain I have cleansed my heart,

And washed my hands in innocence, 

14 For all day long have I been plagued,

And punished every morning. 

15 If I had said, “I will speak thus;”

Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children. 

16 When I tried to understand this,

It was too painful for me; 

17  Until I entered God’s sanctuary,

And considered their latter end. 

18 Surely you set them in slippery places.

You throw them down to destruction. 

19 How they are suddenly destroyed!

They are completely swept away with terrors. 

20 As a dream when one wakes up,

So, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies. 

21 For my soul was grieved.

I was embittered in my heart. 

22 I was so senseless and ignorant.

I was a brute beast before you. 

23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you.

You have held my right hand. 

24 You will guide me with your counsel,

And afterward receive me to glory. 

25 Who do I have in heaven?

There is no one on eretz who I desire besides you. 

26 My flesh and my heart fails,

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 

27 For, behold, those who are far from you shall perish.

You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to you. 

28 But it is good for me to come close to God.

I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,

That I may tell of all your works.

PSALMS: 103

1 Praise the LORD, my soul!

All that is within me, praise his holy name! 

2 Praise the LORD, my soul,

And don’t forget all his benefits;

3 Who forgives all your sins;

Who heals all your diseases; 

4 Who redeems your life from destruction;

Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies; 

5 Who satisfies your desire with good things,

So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 

6 The LORD executes righteous acts,

And justice for all who are oppressed.

7 He made known his ways to Moshe,

His deeds to the children of Yisra’el. 

8 The LORD is merciful and gracious,

Slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness. 

9 He will not always accuse;

Neither will he stay angry forever. 

10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,

Nor rewarded us for our iniquities. 

11 For as the heavens are high above the eretz,

So great is his loving kindness 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 Like a father has compassion on his children,

So the LORD has compassion on those who fear him. 

14 For he knows how we are made.

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.

Its place remembers it no more. 

17 But the LORD’s loving kindness is from everlasting

to everlasting with those who fear him,

His righteousness to children’s children; 

18 To those who keep his covenant,

To those who remember to obey his precepts. 

19 The LORD has established his throne in the heavens.

His kingdom rules over all. 

20 Praise the LORD, you angels of his,

Who are mighty in strength, who fulfill his word,

Obeying the voice of his word. 

21 Praise the LORD, all you hosts of his,

You servants of his, who do his pleasure. 

22 Praise the LORD, all you works of his,

In all places of his dominion.

Praise the LORD, my soul.

PSALMS: 133

1 See how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to live together in unity! 

2 It is like the precious oil on the head,

That ran down on the beard,

Even Aharon’s beard;

That came down on the edge of his robes; 

3 Like the dew of Hermon,

That comes down on the hills of Tziyon:

For there the LORD gives the blessing,

Even life forevermore.

PROVERBS: 13

1 A wise son listens to his father’s instruction,

But a scoffer doesn’t listen to rebuke. 

2 By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things;

But the unfaithful crave violence. 

3 He who guards his mouth guards his soul.

One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. 

4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing,

But the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied. 

5 A righteous man hates lies,

But a wicked man brings shame and disgrace. 

6 Righteousness guards the way of integrity,

But wickedness overthrows the sinner. 

7 There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing.

There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth. 

8 The ransom of a man’s life is his riches,

But the poor hears no threats. 

9 The light of the righteous shines brightly,

But the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. 

10 By pride comes only quarrels,

But with ones who take advice is wisdom. 

11 Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away,

But he who gathers by hand makes it grow. 

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,

But when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. 

13 Whoever despises instruction will pay for it,

But he who respects a command will be rewarded. 

14 The teaching of the wise is a spring of life,

To turn from the snares of death. 

15 Good understanding wins favor;

But the way of the unfaithful is hard. 

16 Every prudent man acts from knowledge,

But a fool exposes folly. 

17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,

But a trustworthy envoy gains healing.

18 Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline,

But he who heeds correction shall be honored. 

19 Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,

But fools detest turning from evil. 

20 One who walks with wise men grows wise,

But a companion of fools suffers harm.

21 Misfortune pursues sinners,

But prosperity rewards the righteous. 

22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,

But the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous. 

23 An abundance of food is in poor people’s fields,

But injustice sweeps it away. 

24 One who spares the rod hates his son,

But one who loves him is careful to discipline him. 

25 The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul,

But the belly of the wicked goes hungry.

OLD TESTAMENT: ECCLESIASTES 1:1 – 3:22

1:1 The words of Kohelet, the son of David, king in Yerushalayim: 2 “Vanity of vanities,” says Kohelet; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” 3 What does man gain from all his labor in which he labors under the sun? 4 One generation goes, and another generation comes; but the eretz remains forever. 5 The sun also rises, and the sun goes down, and hurries to its place where it rises. 6 The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north. It turns around continually as it goes, and the wind returns again to its courses. 7 All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, there they flow again. 8 All things are full of weariness beyond uttering. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. 9 That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. 10 Is there a thing of which it may be said, “Behold, this is new?” It has been long ago, in the ages which were before us. 11 There is no memory of the former; neither shall there be any memory of the latter that are to come, among those that shall come after. 12 I, Kohelet, was king over Yisra’el in Yerushalayim. 13 I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under the sky. It is a heavy burden that God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with. 14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind. 15 That which is crooked can’t be made straight; and that which is lacking can’t be counted. 16 I said to myself, “Behold, I have obtained for myself great wisdom above all who were before me in Yerushalayim. Yes, my heart has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.” 17 I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also was a chasing after wind. 18 For in much wisdom is much grief; and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

2:1 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth: therefore enjoy pleasure;” and, behold, this also was vanity. 2 I said of laughter, “It is foolishness;” and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?” 3 I searched in my heart how to cheer my flesh with wine, my heart yet guiding me with wisdom, and how to lay hold of folly, until I might see what it was good for the sons of men that they should do under heaven all the days of their lives. 4 I made myself great works. I built myself houses. I planted myself vineyards. 5 I made myself gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit. 6 I made myself pools of water, to water from it the forest where trees were reared. 7 I bought men-servants and maid-servants, and had servants born in my house. I also had great possessions of herds and flocks, above all who were before me in Yerushalayim; 8 I also gathered silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got myself men-singers and women-singers, and the delights of the sons of men — musical instruments, and that of all sorts. 9 So I was great, and increased more than all who were before me in Yerushalayim. My wisdom also remained with me. 10 Whatever my eyes desired, I didn’t keep from them. I didn’t withhold my heart from any joy, for my heart rejoiced because of all my labor, and this was my portion from all my labor. 11 Then I looked at all the works that my hands had worked, and at the labor that I had labored to do; and, behold, all was vanity and a chasing after wind, and there was no profit under the sun. 12 I turned myself to consider wisdom, madness, and folly: for what can the king’s successor do? Just that which has been done long ago. 13 Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.14 The wise man’s eyes are in his head, and the fool walks in darkness — and yet I perceived that one event happens to them all. 15 Then said I in my heart, “As it happens to the fool, so will it happen even to me; and why was I then more wise?” Then said I in my heart that this also is vanity. 16 For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no memory for ever, seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. Indeed, the wise man must die just like the fool! 17 So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind. 18 I hated all my labor in which I labored under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who comes after me. 19 Who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have rule over all of my labor in which I have labored, and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity. 20 Therefore I began to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun. 21 For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, with knowledge, and with skillfulness; yet he shall leave it for his portion to a man who has not labored therein. This also is vanity and a great evil. 22 For what has a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, in which he labors under the sun? 23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail is grief; yes, even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity. 24 There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and make his soul enjoy good in his labor. This also I saw, that it is from the hand of God. 25 For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, more than I? 26 For to the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who pleases God. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.

3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: 2 A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to seek, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to cast away; 7 A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; 8 A time to love, And a time to hate; A time for war, And a time for shalom. 9 What profit has he who works in that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the burden which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in their hearts, yet so that man can’t find out the work that God has done from the beginning even to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live. 13 Also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God. 14I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; and God has done it, that men should fear before him. 15 That which is has been long ago, and that which is to be has been long ago: and God seeks again that which is passed away. 16 Moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there. 17 I said in my heart, “God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.” 18 I said in my heart, “As for the sons of men, God tests them, so that they may see that they themselves are like animals. 19 For that which happens to the sons of men happens to animals. Even one thing happens to them. As the one dies, so the other dies. Yes, they have all one breath; and man has no advantage over the animals: for all is vanity. 20 All go to one place. All are from the dust, and all turn to dust again. 21 Who knows the spirit of man, whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the animal, whether it goes downward to the eretz?” 22 Therefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works; for that is his portion: for who can bring him to see what will be after him?

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 6:1 – 13

6:1 Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain, 

2 for he says, “At an acceptable time I listened to you, In a day of salvation I helped you.” Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation. 

3 We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed, 

4 but in everything commending ourselves, as servants of God, in great endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, 

5 in beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, in labors, in watchings, in fastings; 

6 in pureness, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Ruach HaKodesh, in sincere love, 

7  in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

8 by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; 

9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and not killed; 

10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 

11 Our mouth is open to you, Corinthians. Our heart is enlarged. 

12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections. 

13 Now in return, I speak as to my children, you also be enlarged.

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