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JUNE 16

PSALMS: 16, 46, 76, 106, 136

PROVERBS: 16

OLD TESTAMENT: ECCLESIASTES 10:1 – 12:14

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 8:1 – 15

PSALMS: 16

1 Preserve me, God, for in you do I take refuge. 

2 My soul, you have said to the LORD,

“You are my Lord.

Apart from you I have no good thing.” 

3 As for the holy ones who are in the eretz,

They are the excellent ones in whom is all my delight. 

4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who give gifts to another god.

Their drink-offerings of blood I will not offer,

Nor take their names on my lips. 

5 The LORD assigned my portion and my cup.

You made my lot secure. 

6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places.

Yes, I have a good inheritance. 

7  I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel.

Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons. 

8 I have set the LORD always before me.

Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices.

My body shall also dwell in safety. 

10 For you will not leave my soul in She’ol,

Neither will you allow your holy one to see corruption. 

11 You will show me the path of life.

In your presence is fullness of joy.

In your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

PSALMS: 46

1 God is our refuge and strength,

A very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore will we not be afraid, though the eretz changes,

Though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas; 

3 Though the waters of it roar and are troubled,

Though the mountains tremble with the swelling of it. Selah. 

4 There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad,

The holy place of the tents of Ha`Elyon.

5 God is in the midst of her.

She shall not be moved.

God will help her at dawn. 

6 The nations raged. The kingdoms were moved.

He uttered his voice, and the eretz melted. 

7  The LORD of Hosts is with us.

The God of Ya`akov is our refuge. Selah. 

8 Come, see the works of the LORD,

What desolations he has made in the eretz. 

9 He makes wars cease to the end of the eretz.

He breaks the bow, and cuts the spear apart.

He burns the chariots in the fire. 

10 “Be still, and know that I am God.

I will be exalted among the nations.

I will be exalted in the eretz.” 

11 The LORD of Hosts is with us.

The God of Ya`akov is our refuge. Selah.

PSALMS: 76

1 In Yehudah, God is known.

His name is great in Yisra’el. 

2 His tent is also in Shalem;

His dwelling-place in Tziyon. 

3 There he broke the flaming arrows of the bow,

The shield, and the sword, and the weapons of war.

Selah. 

4 Glorious are you, and excellent,

More than mountains of game. 

5 Valiant men lie plundered,

They have slept their last sleep.

None of the men of war can lift their hands. 

6 At your rebuke, God of Ya`akov,

Both chariot and horse are cast into a deep sleep. 

7 You, even you, are to be feared.

Who can stand in your sight when you are angry? 

8 You pronounced judgment from heaven.

The eretz feared, and was silent, 

9 When God arose to judgment,

To save all the afflicted ones of the eretz. Selah. 

10 Surely the wrath of man praises you.

The survivors of your wrath are restrained. 

11 Make vows to the LORD your God, and fulfill them!

Let all of his neighbors bring presents to him who is to be feared. 

12 He will cut off the spirit of princes.

He is feared by the kings of the eretz.

PSALMS: 106

1 Praise the LORD!

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,

For his loving kindness endures forever. 

2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD,

Or fully declare all his praise? 

3 Blessed are those who keep justice,

He who does righteousness at all times. 

4 Remember me, LORD, with the favor that you show to your people.

Visit me with your yeshu`ah, 

5 That I may see the prosperity of your chosen,

That I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation,

That I may glory with your inheritance. 

6 We have sinned with our fathers.

We have committed iniquity.

We have done wickedly. 

7  Our fathers didn’t understand your wonders in Mitzrayim.

They didn’t remember the multitude of your loving kindnesses,

But were rebellious at the sea, even at the Sea of Suf. 

8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake,

That he might make his mighty power known. 

9 He rebuked the Sea of Suf also, and it was dried up;

So he led them through the depths, as through a desert. 

10 He saved them from the hand of him who hated them,

And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. 

11 The waters covered their adversaries.

There was not one of them left. 

12 Then they believed his words.

They sang his praise. 

13 They soon forgot his works.

They didn’t wait for his counsel, 

14 But gave in to craving in the desert,

And tested God in the wasteland. 

15 He gave them their request,

But sent leanness into their soul. 

16 They envied Moshe also in the camp,

And Aharon, the LORD’s holy one. 

17 The eretz opened and swallowed up Datan,

And covered the company of Aviram. 

18 A fire was kindled in their company.

The flame burned up the wicked. 

19 They made a calf in Horev,

And worshiped a molten image. 

20 Thus they exchanged their glory

For an image of a bull that eats grass. 

21 They forgot God, their Savior,

Who had done great things in Mitzrayim, 

22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham,

And awesome things by the Sea of Suf. 

23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them,

Had Moshe, his chosen, not stood before him in the breach,

To turn away his wrath, so that he wouldn’t destroy them. 

24 Yes, they despised the pleasant land.

They didn’t believe his word, 

25 But murmured in their tents,

And didn’t listen to the voice of the LORD.

26 Therefore he swore to them

That he would overthrow them in the wilderness, 

27 That he would overthrow their seed among the nations,

And scatter them in the lands. 

28 They joined themselves also to Ba`al-Pe`or,

And ate the sacrifices of the dead. 

29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their deeds.

The plague broke in on them.

30 Then Pinechas stood up, and executed judgment,

So the plague was stopped. 

31 That was credited to him for righteousness,

To all generations forevermore. 

32 They angered him also at the waters of Merivah,

So that Moshe was troubled for their sakes; 

33 Because they were rebellious against his spirit,

He spoke rashly with his lips.

34 They didn’t destroy the peoples,

As the LORD commanded them, 

35 But mixed themselves with the nations,

Learned their works. 

36 They served their idols,

Which became a snare to them.

37  Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.

38 They shed innocent blood,

Even the blood of their sons and of their daughters,

Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Kana`an.

The land was polluted with blood. 

39 Thus were they defiled with their works,

And prostituted themselves in their deeds. 

40 Therefore the wrath of the LORD was kindled against his people.

He abhorred his inheritance. 

41 He gave them into the hand of the nations.

Those who hated them ruled over them. 

42 Their enemies also oppressed them.

They were brought into subjection under their hand. 

43 Many times he delivered them,

But they were rebellious in their counsel,

And were brought low in their iniquity. 

44 Nevertheless he regarded their distress,

When he heard their cry. 

45 He remembered for them his covenant,

And repented according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses. 

46 He made them also to be pitied

By all those who carried them captive. 

47 Save us, LORD, our God,

Gather us from among the nations,

To give thanks to your holy name,

To triumph in your praise! 

48 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Yisra’el,

From everlasting even to everlasting!

Let all the people say, ‘

“Amein.

” Praise the LORD!

PSALMS: 136

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

For his loving kindness endures forever. 

2 Give thanks to the God of gods;

For his loving kindness endures forever. 

3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords;

For his loving kindness endures forever: 

4 To him who alone does great wonders;

For his loving kindness endures forever: 

5 To him who by understanding made the heavens;

For his loving kindness endures forever: 

6 To him who spread out the eretz above the waters;

For his loving kindness endures forever: 

7  To him who made the great lights;

For his loving kindness endures forever: 

8 The sun to rule by day;

For his loving kindness endures forever; 

9 The moon and stars to rule by night;

For his loving kindness endures forever:

10 To him who struck down the Mitzrian firstborn;

For his loving kindness endures forever; 

11 And brought out Yisra’el from among them;

For his loving kindness endures forever; 

12 With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm;

For his loving kindness endures forever: 

13 To him who divided the Sea of Suf apart;

For his loving kindness endures forever; 

14 Made Yisra’el to pass through the midst of it;

For his loving kindness endures forever; 

15 But overthrew Par`oh and his host in the Sea of Suf;

For his loving kindness endures forever: 

16 To him who led his people through the wilderness;

For his loving kindness endures forever: 

17 To him who struck great kings;

For his loving kindness endures forever; 

18 And killed mighty kings;

For his loving kindness endures forever: 

19 Sichon king of the Amori;

For his loving kindness endures forever; 

20 `Og king of Bashan;

For his loving kindness endures forever; 

21 And gave their land as an inheritance;

For his loving kindness endures forever; 

22 Even a heritage to Yisra’el his servant;

For his loving kindness endures forever: 

23 Who remembered us in our low estate;

For his loving kindness endures forever; 

24 And has delivered us from our adversaries;

For his loving kindness endures forever: 

25 Who gives food to every creature;

For his loving kindness endures forever. 

26 Oh give thanks to the God of heaven;

For his loving kindness endures forever.

PROVERBS: 16

1 The plans of the heart belong to man,

But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 

2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes;

But the LORD weighs the motives. 

3 Commit your deeds to the LORD,

And your plans shall succeed. 

4 The LORD has made everything for its own end —

Yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.

5 Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD:

They shall assuredly not be unpunished. 

6 By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for.

By the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

7 When a man’s ways please the LORD,

He makes even his enemies to be at shalom with him. 

8 Better is a little with righteousness,

Than great revenues with injustice. 

9 A man’s heart plans his course,

But the LORD directs his steps. 

10 Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king.

He shall not betray his mouth.

11 Honest balances and scales are the LORD’s;

All the weights in the bag are his work. 

12 It is an abomination for kings to do wrong,

For the throne is established by righteousness. 

13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings.

They value one who speaks the truth. 

14 The king’s wrath is a messenger of death,

But a wise man will pacify it. 

15 In the light of the king’s face is life.

His favor is like a cloud of the spring rain. 

16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold!

Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. 

17  The highway of the upright is to depart from evil.

He who keeps his way preserves his soul. 

18 Pride goes before destruction,

A haughty spirit before a fall. 

19 It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor,

Than to divide the plunder with the proud. 

20 He who gives heed to the Word finds prosperity.

Whoever trusts in the LORD is blessed.

21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent.

Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction. 

22 Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it,

But the punishment of fools is their folly. 

23 The heart of the wise instructs his mouth,

And adds learning to his lips.

24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb,

Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. 

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

But in the end it leads to death. 

26 The appetite of the laboring man labors for him;

For his mouth urges him on. 

27 A worthless man devises mischief.

His speech is like a scorching fire. 

28 A perverse man stirs up strife.

A whisperer separates close friends. 

29 A man of violence entices his neighbor,

And leads him in a way that is not good. 

30 One who winks his eyes to plot perversities,

One who compresses his lips, is bent on evil. 

31 Gray hair is a crown of glory.

It is attained by a life of righteousness. 

32 One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty;

One who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city. 

33 The lot is cast into the lap,

But its every decision is from the LORD.

OLD TESTAMENT: ECCLESIASTES 10:1 – 12:14

10:1 Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to send forth an evil odor; so does a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor. 2 A wise man’s heart is at his right hand, but a fool’s heart at his left. 3 Yes also, when the fool walks by the way, his understanding fails him, and he says to everyone that he is a fool. 4 If the spirit of the ruler rises up against you, don’t leave your place; for gentleness lays great offenses to rest. 5 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, the sort of error which proceeds from the ruler. 6 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in a low place. 7 I have seen servants on horses, and princes walking like servants on the eretz. 8 He who digs a pit may fall into it; and whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake. 9 Whoever carves out stones may be injured by them. Whoever splits wood may be endangered thereby. 10 If the ax is blunt, and one doesn’t sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but skill brings success.11 If the snake bites before it is charmed, then is there no profit for the charmer’s tongue. 12 The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips. 13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness; and the end of his talk is mischievous madness. 14 A fool also multiplies words. Man doesn’t know what will be; and that which will be after him, who can tell him? 15 The labor of fools wearies every one of them; for he doesn’t know how to go to the city. 16 Woe to you, land, when your king is a child, And your princes eat in the morning! 17 Happy are you, land, when your king is the son of nobles, And your princes eat in due season, For strength, and not for drunkenness! 18 By slothfulness the roof sinks in; And through idleness of the hands the house leaks.19 A feast is made for laughter, And wine makes the life glad; And money is the answer for all things. 20 Don’t revile the king, no, not in your thoughts; And don’t revile the rich in your bedchamber: For a bird of the sky may carry your voice, And that which has wings may tell the matter.

11:1 Cast your bread on the waters; For you shall find it after many days. 2 Give a portion to seven, yes, even to eight; For you don’t know what evil will be on the eretz. 3 If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the eretz; And if a tree falls toward the south, or toward the north, In the place where the tree falls, there shall it be. 4 He who observes the wind won’t sow; And he who regards the clouds won’t reap. 5 As you don’t know what is the way of the wind, Nor how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child; Even so you don’t know the work of God who does all. 6 In the morning sow your seed, And in the evening don’t withhold your hand; For you don’t know which will prosper, whether this or that, Or whether they both will be equally good. 7 Truly the light is sweet, And a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to see the sun. 8 Yes, if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; But let him remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many. All that comes is vanity. 9 Rejoice, young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, And walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment. 10 Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, And put away evil from your flesh; For youth and the dawn of life are vanity.

12:1 Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the evil days come, and the years draw near, When you will say, “I have no pleasure in them;”2 Before the sun, the light, the moon, and the stars are darkened, And the clouds return after the rain; 3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, And the strong men shall bow themselves, And the grinders cease because they are few, And those who look out of the windows are darkened, 4 And the doors shall be shut in the street; When the sound of the grinding is low, And one shall rise up at the voice of a bird, And all the daughters of music shall be brought low; 5 Yes, they shall be afraid of heights, And terrors will be in the way; And the almond tree shall blossom, And the khagav shall be a burden, And desire shall fail; Because man goes to his everlasting home, And the mourners go about the streets: 6 Before the silver cord is severed, Or the golden bowl is broken, Or the pitcher is broken at the spring, Or the wheel broken at the cistern, 7 And the dust returns to the eretz as it was, And the spirit returns to God who gave it. 8 Vanity of vanities, says Kohelet; All is vanity! 9 Further, because Kohelet was wise, he still taught the people knowledge. Yes, he pondered, sought out, and set in order many proverbs. 10 The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written blamelessly, words of truth. 11 The words of the wise are like goads; and like nails well fastened are words from the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. 12 Furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. 13 This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his mitzvot; for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 8:1 – 15

8:1 Moreover, brothers, we make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the assemblies of Macedonia; 

2 how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality. 

3 For according to their power, I testify, yes and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord, 

4 begging us with much entreaty in regard to this grace and the fellowship in the service to the holy ones. 

5 This was not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God. 

6 Insomuch that we exhorted Titus, that as he made a beginning before, so he would also complete in you this grace. 

7 But as you abound in everything, in faith, utterance, knowledge, all earnestness, and in your love to us, see that you also abound in this grace. 

8 I speak not by way of mitzvah, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love. 

9 For you know the grace of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich. 

10 I give a judgment in this: for this is expedient for you, who were the first to start a year ago, not only to do, but also to be willing. 

11 But now complete the doing also, that as there was the readiness to be willing, so there may be the completion also out of your ability. 

12 For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you don’t have. 

13 For this is not that others may be eased and you distressed, 

14 but for equality. Your abundance at this present time supplies their lack, that their abundance also may become a supply for your lack; that there may be equality. 

15 As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack.”

THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – June 13 – Daily Post   Leave a comment

June 13

THEINC-HIM DAILY BIBLE MEDITATION

Psalms: 13, 43, 73, 103, 133

Proverbs: 13

Old Testament: Ecclesiastes 1:1 – 3:22

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 6:1 – 13

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THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – June 12 – Full Text – Happy Birthday United States of America Merchant Marine – Shabbat Shalom!   Leave a comment

JUNE 12

PSALMS: 12, 42, 72, 102, 132

PROVERBS: 12

OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 40:1 – 42:17

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 5:11 – 21

PSALMS: 12

1 Help, LORD;

for the godly man ceases.

For the faithful fail from among the children of men. 

2 Everyone lies to his neighbor.

With flattering lips, and with a double heart, do they speak. 

3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips,

And the tongue that boasts, 

4 Who have said, “With our tongue will we prevail.

Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?” 

5 “Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy,

I will now arise,” says the LORD;

“I will set him in safety from those who malign him.” 

6 The words of the LORD are flawless words,

As silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times. 

7 You will keep them, LORD,

You will preserve them from this generation forever. 

8 The wicked walk on every side,

When what is vile is exalted among the sons of men.

PSALMS: 42

1 As the deer pants for the water brooks,

So pants my soul after you, God. 

2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

When shall I come and appear before God? 

3 My tears have been my food day and night,

While they continually ask me, “Where is your God?” 

4 These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me,

How I used to go with the crowd, and led them to the house of God,

With the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping a holy day. 

5 Why are you in despair, my soul?

Why are you disturbed within me?

Hope in God!

For I shall still praise him for the saving help of his presence. 

6 My God, my soul is in despair within me.

Therefore I remember you from the land of the Yarden,

The heights of Hermon, from the hill Mitz`ar. 

7 Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterfalls.

All your waves and your billows have swept over me. 

8 The LORD will command his loving kindness in the daytime.

In the night his song shall be with me:

A prayer to the God of my life. 

9 I will ask God, my rock,

“Why have you forgotten me?

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

10 As with a sword in my bones, my adversaries reproach me,

While they continually ask me, “Where is your God?” 

11 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 countenance, and my God.

PSALMS: 72

1 God, give the king your justice;

Your righteousness to the royal son. 

2 He will judge your people with righteousness,

And your poor with justice. 

3 The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people;

The hills bring the fruit of righteousness. 

4 He will judge the poor of the people.

He will save the children of the needy,

And will break the oppressor in pieces. 

5 They shall fear you while the sun endures;

And as long as the moon, throughout all generations. 

6 He will come down like rain on the mown grass,

As showers that water the eretz. 

7 In his days, the righteous shall flourish,

And abundance of shalom, until the moon is no more. 

8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,

From the River to the ends of the eretz. 

9 Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him.

His enemies shall lick the dust. 

10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles will bring tribute.

The kings of Sheva and Seva shall offer gifts. 

11 Yes, all kings shall fall down before him.

All nations shall serve him. 

12 For he will deliver the needy when he cries;

The poor, who has no helper.

13 He will have pity on the poor and needy.

He will save the souls of the needy. 

14 He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence.

Their blood will be precious in his sight. 

15 They shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheva.

Men shall pray for him continually.

They shall bless him all day long. 

16 There shall be abundance of grain throughout the land.

Its fruit sways like Levanon.

Let it flourish, thriving like the grass of the field. 

17 His name endures forever.

His name continues as long as the sun.

Men shall be blessed by him.

All nations will call him blessed. 

18 Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Yisra’el,

Who alone does marvelous deeds.

19 Blessed be his glorious name forever!

Let the whole eretz be filled with his glory!

Amein and amein. 

20 This ends the prayers by David, the son of Yishai.

PSALMS: 102

1 Hear my prayer, LORD! Let my cry come to you. 

2 Don’t hide your face from me in the day of my distress.

Turn your ear to me.

Answer me quickly in the day when I call. 

3 For my days consume away like smoke.

My bones are burned as a firebrand. 

4 My heart is blighted like grass, and withered,

For I forget to eat my bread. 

5 By reason of the voice of my groaning,

My bones stick to my skin. 

6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness.

I have become as an owl of the waste places. 

7 I watch, and have become like a sparrow that is alone on the housetop. 

8 My enemies reproach me all day.

Those who are mad at me use my name as a curse. 

9 For I have eaten ashes like bread,

And mixed my drink with tears, 

10 Because of your indignation and your wrath,

For you have taken me up, and thrown me away. 

11 My days are like a long shadow.

I have withered like grass. 

12 But you, LORD, will abide forever;

Your renown endures to all generations. 

13 You will arise and have mercy on Tziyon;

For it is time to have pity on her.

Yes, the set time has come. 

14 For your servants take pleasure in her stones,

And have pity on her dust. 

15 So the nations will fear the name of the LORD;

All the kings of the eretz your glory. 

16 For the LORD has built up Tziyon.

He has appeared in his glory. 

17 He has responded to the prayer of the destitute,

And has not despised their prayer. 

18 This will be written for the generation to come.

A people which will be created will praise the LORD. 

19 For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary.

From heaven, the LORD saw the eretz; 

20 To hear the groans of the prisoner;

To free those who are condemned to death; 

21 That men may declare the name of the LORD in Tziyon,

And his praise in Yerushalayim; 

22 When the peoples are gathered together,

The kingdoms, to serve the LORD. 

23 He weakened my strength along the course.

He shortened my days. 

24 I said, “My God, don’t take me away in the midst of my days.

Your years are throughout all generations. 

25 Of old, you laid the foundation of the eretz.

The heavens are the work of your hands. 

26 They will perish, but you will endure.

Yes, all of them will wear out like a garment.

You will change them like a cloak, and they will be changed. 

27 But you are the same.

Your years will have no end.

28 The children of your servants will continue.

Their seed will be established before you.”

PSALMS: 132

1 LORD, remember David and all his affliction, 

2 How he swore to the LORD,

And vowed to the Mighty One of Ya`akov: 

3 “Surely I will not come into the structure of my house,

Nor go up into my bed; 

4 I will not give sleep to my eyes,

Or slumber to my eyelids;

5 Until I find out a place for the LORD,

A dwelling for the Mighty One of Ya`akov.” 

6 Behold, we heard of it in Efratah.

We found it in the field of Ya`ar: 

7 “We will go into his dwelling place.

We will worship at his footstool. 

8 Arise, LORD, into your resting place;

You, and the ark of your strength. 

9 Let your Kohen be clothed with righteousness.

Let your holy ones shout for joy!” 

10 For your servant David’s sake,

Don’t turn away the face of your anointed one.

11 The LORD has sworn to David in truth.

He will not turn from it:

“I will set the fruit of your body on your throne. 

12 If your children will keep my covenant,

My testimony that I will teach them,

Their children also will sit on your throne forevermore.” 

13 For the LORD has chosen Tziyon.

He has desired it for his habitation. 

14 “This is my resting place forever.

Here I will live, for I have desired it. 

15 I will abundantly bless her provision.

I will satisfy her poor with bread. 

16 Her Kohanim I will also clothe with salvation.

Her holy ones will shout aloud for joy. 

17 There I will make the horn of David to bud.

I have ordained a lamp for my anointed. 

18 I will clothe his enemies with shame,

But on himself, his crown will be resplendant.”

PROVERBS: 12

1 Whoever loves correction loves knowledge,

But he who hates reproof is stupid. 

2 A good man shall obtain favor from the LORD,

But he will condemn a man of wicked devices. 

3 A man shall not be established by wickedness,

But the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 

4 A worthy woman is the crown of her husband,

But a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones. 

5 The thoughts of the righteous are just.

The advice of the wicked is deceitful. 

6 The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood,

But the speech of the upright rescues them. 

7 The wicked are overthrown, and are no more,

But the house of the righteous shall stand. 

8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom,

But he who has a warped mind shall be despised. 

9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant,

Than he who honors himself, and lacks bread. 

10 A righteous man regards the life of his animal,

But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 

11 He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread,

But he who chases fantasies is void of understanding. 

12 The wicked desires the plunder of evil men,

But the root of the righteous flourishes. 

13 An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips,

But the righteous shall come out of trouble. 

14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth.

The doings of a man’s hands shall be rewarded to him. 

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,

But he who is wise listens to counsel. 

16 A fool shows his annoyance the same day,

But one who overlooks an insult is prudent.

17 He who is truthful testifies honestly,

But a false witness lies. 

18 There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword,

But the tongue of the wise heals. 

19 Truth’s lips will be established forever,

But a lying tongue is only momentary. 

20 Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil,

But joy comes to the promoters of shalom. 

21 No mischief shall happen to the righteous,

But the wicked shall be filled with evil. 

22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD,

But those who do the truth are his delight. 

23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge,

But the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness. 

24 The hands of the diligent ones shall rule,

But laziness ends in slave labor.

25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,

But a kind word makes it glad. 

26 The righteous is cautious in friendship,

But the way of the wicked leads them astray. 

27 The slothful man doesn’t roast his game,

But the possessions of diligent men are prized. 

28 In the way of righteousness is life;

In its path there is no death.

OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 40:1 – 42:17

40:1 Moreover the LORD answered Iyov, 2 “Shall he who argues contend with Shaddai? He who argues with God, let him answer it.” 3 Then Iyov answered the LORD, 4 “Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth. 5 I have spoken once, and I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further.” 6 Then the LORD answered Iyov out of the whirlwind, 7 “Now brace yourself like a man. I will question you, and you will answer me. 8 Will you even annul my judgment? Will you condemn me, that you may be justified? 9 Or have you an arm like God? Can you thunder with a voice like him? 10 “Now deck yourself with excellency and dignity. Array yourself with honor and majesty. 11 Pour forth the fury of your anger. Look on everyone who is proud, and bring him low. 12 Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him. Crush the wicked in their place. 13 Hide them in the dust together. Bind their faces in the hidden place. 14 Then I will also admit to you That your own right hand can save you. 15 “See now, behemot, which I made as well as you. He eats grass as an ox. 16 Look now, his strength is in his loins, His force is in the muscles of his belly. 17 He moves his tail like a cedar: The sinews of his thighs are knit together. 18 His bones are like tubes of brass. His limbs are like bars of iron. 19 He is the chief of the ways of God. He who made him gives him his sword. 20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, Where all the animals of the field do play. 21 He lies under the lotus trees, In the covert of the reed, and the marsh. 22 The lotuses cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook surround him. 23 Behold, if a river overflows, he doesn’t tremble. He is confident, though the Yarden swells even to his mouth. 

24 Shall any take him when he is on the watch, Or pierce through his nose with a snare?

41:1 “Can you draw out Livyatan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord? 2 Can you put a rope into his nose? Or pierce his jaw through with a hook? 3 Will he make many petitions to you? Or will he speak soft words to you? 4 Will he make a covenant with you, That you should take him for a servant forever? 5 Will you play with him as with a bird? Or will you bind him for your girls? 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they part him among the merchants? 7 Can you fill his skin with barbed irons, Or his head with fish-spears? 8 Lay your hand on him. Remember the battle, and do so no more. 

9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain. Will not one be cast down even at the sight of him? 10 None is so fierce that he dare stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me? 11 Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Everything under the heavens is mine. 12 “I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Nor his mighty strength, nor his goodly frame. 13 Who can strip off his outer garment? Who shall come within his jaws? 14 Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror. 15 Strong scales are his pride, Shut up together with a close seal. 16 One is so near to another, That no air can come between them. 17 They are joined one to another; They stick together, so that they can’t be pulled apart. 18 His sneezing flashes forth light, His eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. 19 Out of his mouth go burning torches, Sparks of fire leap forth. 20 Out of his nostrils a smoke goes, As of a boiling pot over a fire of reeds. 21 His breath kindles coals. A flame goes forth from his mouth. 22 In his neck there is strength. Terror dances before him. 23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together. They are firm on him. They can’t be moved. 24 His heart is as firm as a stone, Yes, firm as the lower millstone. 25 When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid. They retreat before his thrashing. 26 If one lay at him with the sword, it can’t avail; Nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft. 27 He counts iron as straw; And brass as rotten wood. 28 The arrow can’t make him flee. Sling stones are like chaff to him. 29 Clubs are counted as stubble. He laughs at the rushing of the javelin. 30 His undersides are like sharp potsherds, Leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. 31 He makes the deep to boil like a pot. He makes the sea like a pot of ointment. 32 He makes a path to shine after him. One would think the deep had white hair. 33 On eretz there is not his equal, That is made without fear. 34 He sees everything that is high: He is king over all the sons of pride.”

42:1 Then Iyov answered the LORD, 2 “I know that you can do all things, And that no purpose of yours can be restrained. 3 You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I didn’t know. 4 You said, ‘Listen, now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you will answer me.’ 5 I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees you. 

6 Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes.” 7 It was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words to Iyov, the LORD said to Elifaz the Temanite, “My wrath is kindled against you, and against your two friends; for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Iyov has. 

8 Now therefore, take to yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Iyov, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Iyov shall pray for you, for I will accept him, that I not deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Iyov has.” 9 So Elifaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuchite and Tzofar the Na`amatite went, and did what the LORD commanded them, and the LORD accepted Iyov. 10 The LORD turned the captivity of Iyov, when he prayed for his friends. The LORD gave Iyov twice as much as he had before. 11 Then came there to him all his brothers, and all his sisters, and all those who had been of his acquaintance before, and ate bread with him in his house. They comforted him, and consoled him concerning all the evil that the LORD had brought on him. Everyone also gave him a piece of money, and everyone a ring of gold. 12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Iyov more than his beginning. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand female donkeys. 13 He had also seven sons and three daughters. 14 He called the name of the first, Yemimah; and the name of the second, Ketzi`a; and the name of the third, Keren-Happukh. 15 In all the land were no women found so beautiful as the daughters of Iyov. Their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers. 16 After this Iyov lived one hundred forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, to four generations. 17So Iyov died, being old and full of days.

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 5:11 – 21

5:11 Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are revealed to God; and I hope that we are revealed also in your consciences. 

12 For we are not commending ourselves to you again, but speak as giving you occasion of boasting on our behalf, that you may have something to answer those who boast in appearance, and not in heart. 

13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God. Or if we are of sober mind, it is for you. 

14 For the love of Messiah constrains us; because we judge thus, that one died for all, therefore all died. 

15 He died for all, that those who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who for their sakes died and rose again. 

16 Therefore we know no one after the flesh from now on. Even though we have known Messiah after the flesh, yet now we know him so no more. 

17 Therefore if anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new. 

18 But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Yeshua the Messiah, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation; 

19 namely, that God was in Messiah reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation. 

20 We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Messiah, as though God were entreating by us. We beg you on behalf of Messiah, be reconciled to God. 

21 For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – June 12 – Daily Post – Happy Birthday United States of America Merchant Marine – Shabbat Shalom!   Leave a comment

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June 12

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Psalms: 12, 42, 72, 102, 132

Proverbs: 12

Old Testament: Job 40:1 – 42:17

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 5:11 – 21

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THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – June 11 – Full Text – Shabbat Shalom!   Leave a comment

JUNE 11

PSALMS: 11, 41, 71, 101, 131

PROVERBS: 11

OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 37:1 – 39:30

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 4:13 – 5:10

PSALMS: 11

1 In the LORD do I take refuge.

How can you say to my soul,

“Flee as a bird to your mountain!” 

2 For, behold, the wicked bend their bows.

They set their arrows on the strings,

That they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart. 

3 If the foundations are destroyed,

What can the righteous do? 

4 The LORD is in his holy temple.

The LORD is on his throne in heaven.

His eyes observe.

His eyes examine the children of men. 

5 The LORD examines the righteous,

But the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.

6 On the wicked he will rain blazing coals;

Fire, sulfur, and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup. 

7 For the LORD is righteous.

He loves righteousness.

The upright shall see his face.

PSALMS: 41

1 Blessed is he who considers the poor:

The LORD will deliver him in the day of evil. 

2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive,

He shall be blessed on the eretz,

And he will not surrender him to the will of his enemies. 

3 The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed,

And restore him from his bed of illness. 

4 I said, “LORD, have mercy on me.

Heal me, for I have sinned against you.” 

5 My enemies speak evil against me:

“When will he die, and his name perish?” 

6 If he come to see me, he speaks falsehood.

His heart gathers iniquity to itself.

When he goes abroad, he tells it. 

7 All who hate me whisper together against me.

They imagine the worst for me.

8 “An evil disease,” they say, “has afflicted him.

Now that he lies he shall rise up no more.” 

9 Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted,

Who ate bread with me,

Has lifted up his heel against me.

10 But you, LORD, have mercy on me, and raise me up,

That I may repay them. 

11 By this I know that you delight in me,

Because my enemy doesn’t triumph over me. 

12 As for me, you uphold me in my integrity,

And set me in your presence forever. 

13 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Yisra’el,

From everlasting and to everlasting! Amein and amein.

PSALMS: 71

1 In you, LORD, I take refuge.

Never let me be put to shame. 

2 Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me.

Turn your ear to me, and save me. 

3 Be to me a rock of refuge to which I may always go.

Give the command to save me,

For you are my rock and my fortress. 

4 Rescue me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,

From the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. 

5 For you are my hope, Lord GOD;

My confidence from my youth. 

6 I have relied on you from the womb.

You are he who took me out of my mother’s womb.

I will always praise you. 

7 I am a marvel to many,

But you are my strong refuge. 

8 My mouth shall be filled with your praise,

With your honor all the day. 

9 Don’t reject me in my old age.

Don’t forsake me when my strength fails. 

10 For my enemies talk about me.

Those who watch for my soul conspire together, 

11 Saying, “God has forsaken him.

Pursue and take him, for no one will rescue him.” 

12 God, don’t be far from me.

My God, hurry to help me. 

13 Let my accusers be put to shame and consumed.

Let them be covered with disgrace and scorn who want to harm me. 

14 But I will always hope,

And will add to all of your praise. 

15 My mouth will tell about your righteousness,

And of your salvation all day,

Though I don’t know its full measure. 

16 I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord GOD.

I will make mention of your righteousness, even of yours alone. 

17 God, you have taught me from my youth.

Until now, I have declared your wondrous works. 

18 Yes, even when I am old and gray-headed,

God, don’t forsake me,

Until I have declared your strength to the next generation,

Your might to everyone who is to come. 

19 Your righteousness also, God, reaches to the heavens;

You who have done great things.

God, who is like you? 

20 You, who have shown us many and bitter troubles,

You will let me live.

You will bring us up again from the depths of the eretz. 

21 Increase my honor, And comfort me again. 

22 I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God.

I sing praises to you with the lyre,

Holy One of Yisra’el. 

23 My lips shall shout for joy!

My soul, which you have redeemed, sings praises to you! 

24 My tongue will also talk about your righteousness all day long,

For they are put to shame, and they are confounded,

who want to harm me.

PSALMS: 101

1 I will sing of loving kindness and justice.

To you, LORD, I will sing praises. 

2 I will be careful to live a blameless life.

When will you come to me?

I will walk within my house with a blameless heart. 

3 I will set no vile thing before my eyes.

I hate the deeds of faithless men.

They will not cling to me. 

4 A perverse heart will be far from me.

I will have nothing to do with evil. 

5 I will silence whoever secretly slanders his neighbor.

I won’t tolerate one who is haughty and conceited. 

6 My eyes will be on the faithful of the land,

That they may dwell with me.

He who walks in a perfect way, He will serve me.

7 He who practices deceit won’t dwell within my house.

He who speaks falsehood won’t be established before my eyes. 

8 Morning by morning, I will destroy all the wicked of the land;

To cut off all the workers of iniquity from the LORD’s city.

PSALMS: 131

1 LORD, my heart isn’t haughty, nor my eyes lofty;

Neither do I concern myself with great matters,

Or things too wonderful for me. 

2 Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul,

Like a weaned child with his mother,

Like a weaned child is my soul within me. 

3 Yisra’el, hope in the LORD,

From this time forth and forevermore.

PROVERBS: 11

1 A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,

But accurate weights are his delight. 

2 When pride comes, then comes shame,

But with humility comes wisdom. 

3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them,

But the perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them. 

4 Riches don’t profit in the day of wrath,

But righteousness delivers from death. 

5 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way,

But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. 

6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them,

But the unfaithful will be trapped by evil desires. 

7 When a wicked man dies, hope perishes,

And expectation of power comes to nothing. 

8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble,

And the wicked takes his place.

9 With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor,

But the righteous will be delivered through knowledge. 

10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices.

When the wicked perish, there is shouting. 

11 By the blessing of the upright, the city is exalted,

But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. 

12 One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom,

But a man of understanding holds his shalom. 

13 One who brings gossip betrays a confidence,

But one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret. 

14 Where there is no wise guidance, the nation falls,

But in the multitude of counselors there is victory. 

15 He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it,

But he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure. 

16 A gracious woman obtains honor,

But violent men obtain riches. 

17 The merciful man does good to his own soul,

But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh. 

18 The wicked earns deceitful wages,

But he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. 

19 He who is truly righteous gets life.

He who pursues evil gets death. 

20 Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD,

But those whose ways are blameless are his delight. 

21 Most assuredly, the evil man will not be unpunished,

But the seed of the righteous will be delivered. 

22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout,

Is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion. 

23 The desire of the righteous is only good.

The expectation of the wicked is wrath. 

24 There is one who scatters, and increases yet more.

There is one who withholds more than is appropriate, but gains poverty. 

25 The liberal soul shall be made fat.

He who waters shall be watered also himself. 

26 He who withholds grain, the people will curse him,

But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it. 

27  He who diligently seeks good seeks favor,

But he who searches after evil, it shall come to him. 

28 He who trusts in his riches will fall,

But the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf. 

29 He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind.

The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart. 

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.

He who is wise wins souls. 

31 Behold, the righteous shall be repaid in the eretz;

How much more the wicked and the sinner!

OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 37:1 – 39:30

37:1 “Yes, at this my heart trembles, And is moved out of its place. 2 Hear, oh, hear the noise of his voice, The sound that goes out of his mouth. 3 He sends it forth under the whole sky, And his lightning to the ends of the eretz. 4 After it a voice roars. He thunders with the voice of his majesty; He doesn’t hold back anything when his voice is heard. 5 God thunders marvelously with his voice. He does great things, which we can’t comprehend. 6 For he says to the snow, ‘Fall on the eretz;’ Likewise to the shower of rain, And to the showers of his mighty rain. 7 He seals up the hand of every man, That all men whom he has made may know it. 8 Then the animals go into coverts, And remain in their dens. 9 Out of its chamber comes the storm, And cold out of the north. 10 By the breath of God, ice is given, And the breadth of the waters is frozen. 11 Yes, he loads the thick cloud with moisture. He spreads abroad the cloud of his lightning. 12 It is turned round about by his guidance, That they may do whatever he commands them On the surface of the habitable world, 13 Whether it is for correction, or for his land, Or for lovingkindness, that he causes it to come. 14 “Listen to this, Iyov: Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. 15 Do you know how God controls them, And causes the lightning of his cloud to shine? 16 Do you know the workings of the clouds, The wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge? 17 You whose clothing is warm, When the eretz is still by reason of the south wind? 18 Can you, with him, spread out the sky, Which is strong as a cast metal mirror? 19 Teach us what we shall tell him; For we can’t make our case by reason of darkness. 20 Shall it be told him that I would speak? Or should a man wish that he were swallowed up? 21 Now men don’t see the light which is bright in the skies, But the wind passes, and clears them. 22 Out of the north comes golden splendor; With God is awesome majesty. 23 We can’t reach Shaddai, He is exalted in power; In justice and great righteousness he will not oppress. 24 Therefore men revere him. He doesn’t regard any who are wise of heart.”

38:1 Then the LORD answered Iyov out of the whirlwind, 2 “Who is this who darkens counsel By words without knowledge? 3 Brace yourself like a man, For I will question you, then you answer me! 4 “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the eretz? Declare, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined the measures of it, if you know? Or who stretched the line on it? 6 Whereupon were the foundations of it fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, 7 When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8 “Or who shut up the sea with doors, When it broke forth from the womb, 9 When I made clouds the garment of it, Thick darkness a swaddling-band for it, 10 Marked out for it my bound, Set bars and doors, 11 And said, ‘Here you may come, but no further; Here shall your proud waves be stayed?’ 12 “Have you commanded the morning in your days, And caused the dawn to know its place; 13 That it might take hold of the ends of the eretz, And shake the wicked out of it? 14 It is changed as clay under the seal, And stands forth as a garment. 15 From the wicked, their light is withheld, The high arm is broken. 16 “Have you entered into the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in the recesses of the deep? 17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death? 18 Have you comprehended the eretz in its breadth? Declare, if you know it all. 19 “What is the way to the dwelling of light? As for darkness, where is the place of it, 20 That you should take it to the bound of it, That you should discern the paths to the house of it? 21 Surely you know, for you were born then, And the number of your days is great! 22 Have you entered the treasuries of the snow, Or have you seen the treasures of the hail, 23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, Against the day of battle and war? 24 By what way is the lightning distributed, Or the east wind scattered on the eretz? 25 Who has cut a channel for the flood water, Or the path for the thunderstorm; 26 To cause it to rain on a land where no man is; On the wilderness, in which there is no man; 27 To satisfy the waste and desolate ground, To cause the tender grass to spring forth? 28 Does the rain have a father? Or who fathers the drops of dew? 29 Out of whose womb came the ice? The gray frost of the sky, who has given birth to it? 30 The waters become hard like stone, When the surface of the deep is frozen. 31“Can you bind the cluster of the Kima, Or loosen the cords of Kesil? 32 Can you lead forth the Mazzarot in their season? Or can you guide Ayish with her cubs? 33 Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you establish the dominion of it over the eretz? 34 “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover you? 35 Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go? Do they report to you, ‘Here we are?’ 36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who has given understanding to the mind? 37 Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of the sky, 38 When the dust runs into a mass, And the clods of eretz stick together? 39 “Can you hunt the prey for the lioness, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, 40 When they crouch in their dens, And lie in wait in the thicket? 41 Who provides for the raven his prey, When his young ones cry to God, And wander for lack of food?

39:1 “Do you know the time when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears fawns? 2 Can you number the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time when they give birth? 3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, They end their labor pains. 4 Their young ones become strong. They grow up in the open field. They go forth, and don’t return again. 5 “Who has set the wild donkey free? Or who has loosened the bonds of the swift donkey, 6 Whose home I have made the wilderness, And the salt land his dwelling-place? 7 He scorns the tumult of the city, Neither hears he the shouting of the driver. 8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, He searches after every green thing. 9 “Will the wild ox be content to serve you? Or will he stay by your feeding trough? 10 Can you hold the wild ox in the furrow with his harness? Or will he till the valleys after you? 11 Will you trust him, because his strength is great? Or will you leave to him your labor? 12 Will you confide in him, that he will bring home your seed, And gather the grain of your threshing floor? 13 “The wings of the bas haya`anah wave proudly; But are they the pinions and plumage of love? 14 For she leaves her eggs on the eretz, Warms them in the dust, 15 And forgets that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild animal may trample them. 16 She deals harshly with her young ones, as if they were not hers. Though her labor is in vain, she is without fear, 17 Because God has deprived her of wisdom, Neither has he imparted to her understanding. 18 When she lifts up herself on high, She scorns the horse and his rider. 19 “Have you given the horse might? Have you clothed his neck with a quivering mane? 20 Have you made him to leap as a arbeh? The glory of his snorting is awesome. 21 He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength: He goes out to meet the armed men. 22 He mocks at fear, and is not dismayed; Neither does he turn back from the sword. 23 The quiver rattles against him, The flashing spear and the javelin. 24 He eats up the ground with fierceness and rage, Neither does he stand still at the sound of the shofar. 25 As often as the shofar sounds he snorts, ‘Aha!’ He smells the battle afar off, The thunder of the captains, and the shouting. 26 “Is it by your wisdom that the netz soars, And stretches her wings toward the south? 27  Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up, And makes his nest on high? 28 On the cliff he dwells, and makes his home, On the point of the cliff, and the stronghold. 29 From there he spies out the prey. His eyes see it afar off. 30 His young ones also suck up blood. Where the slain are, there he is.”

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 4:13 – 5:10

4:13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, “I believed, and therefore I spoke.” We also believe, and therefore also we speak; 14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Yeshua will raise us also with Yeshua, and will present us with you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. 16 Therefore we don’t faint, but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory; 18 while we don’t look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

5:1 For we know that if the earthly house of our tent is dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens. 2 For most assuredly in this we groan, longing to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven; 3 if so be that being clothed we will not be found naked. 4 For indeed we who are in this tent do groan, being burdened; not that we desire to be unclothed, but that we desire to be clothed, that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now he who made us for this very thing is God, who also gave to us the down payment of the Spirit. 6 Being therefore always of good courage, and knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord; 7  for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord. 9 Therefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well pleasing to him. 10 For we must all be revealed before the judgment seat of Messiah; that each one may receive the things in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – June 11 – Daily Post – Shabbat Shalom!   Leave a comment

Shabbat Shalom!

June 11

THEINC-HIM DAILY BIBLE MEDITATION

Psalms: 11, 41, 71, 101, 131

Proverbs: 11

Old Testament: Job 37:1 – 39:30

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:10

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JUNE 10

PSALMS: 10, 40, 70, 100, 130

PROVERBS: 10

OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 34:1 – 36:33

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 4:1 – 12

PSALMS: 10

1 Why do you stand far off, LORD?

Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 

2 In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak;

They are caught in the schemes that they devise. 

3 For the wicked boasts of his heart’s cravings,

He blesses the greedy, and condemns the LORD. 

4 The wicked, in the pride of his face,

Has no room in his thoughts for God. 

5 His ways are prosperous at all times;

He is haughty, and your laws are far from his sight:

As for all his adversaries, he sneers at them. 

6 He says in his heart, “I shall not be shaken;

For generations I shall have no trouble.” 

7  His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and oppression.

Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity. 

8 He lies in wait near the villages.

From ambushes, he murders the innocent.

His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.

9 He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush.

He lies in wait to catch the helpless.

He catches the helpless, when he draws him in his net.

10 The helpless are crushed, they collapse,

They fall under his strength. 

11 He says in his heart, “God has forgotten.

He hides his face. He will never see it.” 

12 Arise, LORD! God, lift up your hand!

Don’t forget the helpless. 

13 Why does the wicked condemn God,

And say in his heart, “God won’t call me into account?” 

14 But you do see trouble and grief;

You consider it to take it into your hand.

You help the victim and the fatherless. 

15 Break the arm of the wicked.

As for the evil man, seek out his wickedness until you find none. 

16 The LORD is King forever and ever!

The nations will perish out of his land. 

17 LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble.

You will prepare their heart.

You will cause your ear to hear, 

18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed,

That man who is of the eretz may terrify no more.

PSALMS: 40

1 I waited patiently for the LORD.

He turned to me, and heard my cry. 

2 He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay.

He set my feet on a rock, and gave me a firm place to stand. 

3 He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God.

Many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. 

4 Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust,

And doesn’t respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. 

5 Many, LORD, my God, are the wonderful works which you have done,

And your thoughts which are toward us.

They can’t be set in order to you;

If I would declare and speak of them,

they are more than can be numbered. 

6 Sacrifice and offering you didn’t desire.

My ears have you opened:

Burnt offering and sin offering have you not required. 

7 Then I said, “Behold, I have come.

It is written about me in the book in the scroll.

8 I delight to do your will, my God.

Yes, your law is within my heart.”

9 I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly.

Behold, I will not seal my lips, LORD, you know. 

10 I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart.

I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation.

I have not concealed your loving kindness and your truth from the great assembly. 

11 Don’t withhold your tender mercies from me, LORD.

Let your loving kindness and your truth continually preserve me. 

12 For innumerable evils have surrounded me.

My iniquities have overtaken me,

so that I am not able to look up.

They are more than the hairs of my head.

My heart has failed me. 

13 Be pleased, LORD, to deliver me.

Hurry to help me, LORD. 

14 Let them be put to shame and confounded together

who seek after my soul to destroy it.

Let them be turned backward and

brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt. 

15 Let them be desolate by reason of their shame that tell me, “Aha! Aha!”

16 Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you.

Let such as love your salvation say continually,

“Let the LORD be exalted!”

17 But I am poor and needy;

May the Lord think about me.

You are my help and my deliverer.

Don’t delay, my God.

PSALMS: 70

1 Hurry, God, to deliver me.

Come quickly to help me, LORD.

2 Let them be put to shame and confounded who seek my soul.

Let those who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace. 

3 Let them be turned because of their shame

Who say, “Aha! Aha!” 

4 Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you.

Let those who love your yeshu`ah continually say,

“Let God be exalted!” 

5 But I am poor and needy.

Come to me quickly, God.

You are my help and my deliverer,

LORD, don’t delay.

PSALMS: 100

1 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all you lands! 

2 Serve the LORD with gladness.

Come before his presence with singing. 

3 Know that the LORD, he is God.

It is he who has made us, and we are his.

We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,

Into his courts with praise.

Give thanks to him, and bless his name. 

5 For the LORD is good.

His loving kindness endures forever,

His faithfulness to all generations.

PSALMS: 130

1 Out of the depths I have cried to you, LORD. 

2 Lord, hear my voice.

Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my petitions. 

3 If you, the LORD, kept a record of sins,

Lord, who could stand? 

4 But there is forgiveness with you,

Therefore you are feared. 

5 I wait for the LORD.

My soul waits.

I hope in his word. 

6 My soul longs for the Lord more than watchmen long for the morning;

More than watchmen for the morning. 

7 Yisra’el, hope in the LORD,

For with the LORD there is loving kindness.

With him is abundant redemption. 

8 He will redeem Yisra’el from all their sins.

PROVERBS: 10

1 The proverbs of Shlomo.

A wise son makes a glad father;

But a foolish son brings grief to his mother. 

2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing,

But righteousness delivers from death. 

3 The LORD will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry,

But he thrusts away the desire of the wicked. 

4 He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand,

But the hand of the diligent brings wealth. 

5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son,

But he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame. 

6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous,

But violence covers the mouth of the wicked. 

7 The memory of the righteous is blessed,

But the name of the wicked will rot. 

8 The wise in heart accept mitzvot,

But a chattering fool will fall.

9 He who walks blamelessly walks surely,

But he who perverts his ways will be found out. 

10 One winking with the eye causes sorrow,

But a chattering fool will fall. 

11 The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life,

But violence covers the mouth of the wicked. 

12Hatred stirs up strife,

But love covers all wrongs. 

13 Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment,

But a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding. 

14 Wise men lay up knowledge,

But the mouth of the foolish is near ruin. 

15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city.

The destruction of the poor is their poverty. 

16 The labor of the righteous leads to life.

The increase of the wicked leads to sin. 

17  He is in the way of life who heeds correction,

But he who forsakes reproof leads others astray. 

18 He who hides hatred has lying lips.

He who utters a slander is a fool. 

19 In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience,

But he who restrains his lips does wisely. 

20 The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver.

The heart of the wicked is of little worth. 

21 The lips of the righteous feed many,

But the foolish die for lack of understanding.

22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth,

And he adds no trouble to it. 

23 It is a fool’s pleasure to do wickedness,

But wisdom is a man of understanding’s pleasure. 

24 What the wicked fear, will overtake them,

But the desire of the righteous will be granted. 

25 When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more;

But the righteous is an everlasting foundation. 

26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes,

So is the sluggard to those who send him. 

27 The fear of the LORD prolongs days,

But the years of the wicked shall be shortened. 

28 The prospect of the righteous is joy,

But the hope of the wicked will perish. 

29 The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright,

But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity. 

30 The righteous will never be removed,

But the wicked will not dwell in the land. 

31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,

But the perverse tongue will be cut off. 

32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable,

But the mouth of the wicked is perverse.

OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 34:1 – 36:33

34:1 Moreover Elihu answered, 2 “Hear my words, you wise men; Give ear to me, you who have knowledge. 3 For the ear tries words, As the palate tastes food. 4 Let us choose for us that which is right. Let us know among ourselves what is good. 5 For Iyov has said, ‘I am righteous, God has taken away my right: 6 Notwithstanding my right I am considered a liar; My wound is incurable, though I am without disobedience.’ 7 What man is like Iyov, Who drinks up scoffing like water, 8 Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men? 9 For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.’ 10 “Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding: Far be it from God, that he should do wickedness, From Shaddai, that he should commit iniquity. 11 For the work of a man will he render to him, And cause every man to find according to his ways. 12 Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, Neither will Shaddai pervert justice. 13 Who gave him a charge over the eretz? Or who has appointed him over the whole world? 14 If he set his heart on himself, If he gathered to himself his spirit and his breath; 15 All flesh would perish together, And man would turn again to dust. 16 “If now you have understanding, hear this. Listen to the voice of my words. 17 Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty?– 18 Who says to a king, ‘Vile!’ Or to nobles, ‘Wicked!’ 19 Who doesn’t respect the persons of princes, Nor regards the rich more than the poor; For they all are the work of his hands. 20 In a moment they die, even at midnight; The people are shaken and pass away, The mighty are taken away without hand. 21 “For his eyes are on the ways of a man, He sees all his goings. 22 There is no darkness, nor thick gloom, Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. 23 For he doesn’t need to consider a man further, That he should go before God in judgment. 24 He breaks in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, And sets others in their place. 25 Therefore he takes knowledge of their works. He overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed. 26 He strikes them as wicked men In the open sight of others; 27 Because they turned aside from following him, And wouldn’t have regard in any of his ways: 28 So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, He heard the cry of the afflicted. 29 When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man: 30 That the godless man may not reign, That there be no one to ensnare the people. 31 “For has any said to God, ‘I am guilty, but I will not offend any more. 32 Teach me that which I don’t see. If I have done iniquity, I will do it no more’? 33 Shall his recompense be as you desire, that you refuse it? For you must choose, and not I. Therefore speak what you know. 34 Men of understanding will tell me, Yes, every wise man who hears me: 35 ‘Iyov speaks without knowledge, His words are without wisdom.’ 36 I wish that Iyov were tried to the end, Because of his answering like wicked men. 37 For he adds rebellion to his sin. He claps his hands among us, And multiplies his words against God.”

35:1 Moreover Elihu answered, 2 “Do you think this to be your right, Or do you say, ‘My righteousness is more than God’s,’ 3 That you ask, ‘What advantage will it be to you? What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?’ 4 I will answer you, And your companions with you. 5 Look to the heavens, and see. See the skies, which are higher than you. 6 If you have sinned, what effect do you have against him? If your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to him? 7 If you are righteous, what do you give him? Or what does he receive from your hand? 8 Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are; And your righteousness may profit a son of man. 9 “By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.10 But none says, ‘Where is God my Maker, Who gives songs in the night, 11 Who teaches us more than the animals of the eretz, And makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?’ 12 There they cry, but none gives answer, Because of the pride of evil men.13 Surely God will not hear an empty cry, Neither will Shaddai regard it. 14 How much less when you say you don’t see him. The cause is before him, and you wait for him! 15 But now, because he has not visited in his anger, Neither does he greatly regard arrogance. 16 Therefore Iyov opens his mouth with empty talk, And he multiplies words without knowledge.”

36:1 Elihu also continued, and said, 2 “Bear with me a little, and I will show you; For I still have something to say on God’s behalf. 3 I will get my knowledge from afar, And will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. 4 For truly my words are not false. One who is perfect in knowledge is with you. 5 “Behold, God is mighty, and doesn’t despise anyone. He is mighty in strength of understanding. 6 He doesn’t preserve the life of the wicked, But gives to the afflicted their right. 7 He doesn’t withdraw his eyes from the righteous, But with kings on the throne, He sets them forever, and they are exalted. 8 If they are bound in fetters, And are taken in the cords of afflictions, 9 Then he shows them their work, And their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly. 10 He also opens their ears to instruction, And commands that they return from iniquity. 11 If they listen and serve him, They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures. 12 But if they don’t listen, they shall perish by the sword; They shall die without knowledge. 13 “But those who are godless in heart lay up anger. They don’t cry for help when he binds them. 14 They die in youth. Their life perishes among the unclean. 15 He delivers the afflicted by their affliction, And opens their ear in oppression. 16 Yes, he would have allured you out of distress, Into a broad place, where there is no restriction. That which is set on your table would be full of fatness. 17 “But you are full of the judgment of the wicked. Judgment and justice take hold of you. 18 Don’t let riches entice you to wrath, Neither let the great size of a bribe turn you aside. 19 Would your wealth sustain you in distress, Or all the might of your strength? 20 Don’t desire the night, When people are cut off in their place. 21 Take heed, don’t regard iniquity; For this you have chosen rather than affliction. 22 Behold, God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him? 23 Who has prescribed his way for him? Or who can say, ‘You have committed unrighteousness?’ 24 “Remember that you magnify his work, Whereof men have sung. 25 All men have looked thereon. Man sees it afar off. 26 Behold, God is great, and we don’t know him. The number of his years is unsearchable. 27 For he draws up the drops of water, Which distill in rain from his vapor, 28 Which the skies pour down And drop on man abundantly. 29 Yes, can any understand the spreading of the clouds, And the thunderings of his pavilion? 30 Behold, he spreads his light around him. He covers the bottom of the sea. 31 For by these he judges the people. He gives food in abundance. 32 He covers his hands with the lightning, And commands it to strike the mark. 33 The noise of it tells about him, And the cattle also concerning the storm that comes up.

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 4:1 – 12

4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we don’t faint. 

2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 

3 Even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled in those who perish; 

4 in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Messiah, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them. 

5 For we don’t preach ourselves, but Messiah Yeshua as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Yeshua’ sake. 

6 Seeing it is God who said, “Light will shine out of darkness,” who shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Yeshua the Messiah. 

7 But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves. 

8 We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair; 

9pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed; 

10 always carrying in the body the putting to death of the Lord Yeshua, that the life of Yeshua may also be revealed in our body. 

11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Yeshua’ sake, that the life also of Yeshua may be revealed in our mortal flesh. 

12 So then death works in us, but life in you.

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June 10

THEINC-HIM DAILY BIBLE MEDITATION

Psalms: 10, 40, 70, 100, 130

Proverbs: 10

Old Testament: Job 34:1 – 36:33

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 4:1 – 12

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JUNE 9

PSALMS: 9, 39, 69, 99, 129

PROVERBS: 9

OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 31:1 – 33:33

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 3:1 – 18

PSALMS: 9

1 I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart.

I will tell of all your marvelous works. 

2 I will be glad and rejoice in you.

I will sing praise to your name, O Elyon. 

3 When my enemies turn back,

They stumble and perish in your presence. 

4 For you have maintained my right and my cause.

You sit on the throne judging righteously. 

5 You have rebuked the nations.

You have destroyed the wicked.

You have blotted out their name forever and ever. 

6 The enemy is overtaken by endless ruin.

The very memory of the cities which you have overthrown has perished. 

7 But the LORD reigns forever.

He has prepared his throne for judgment. 

8 He will judge the world in righteousness.

He will administer judgment to the peoples in uprightness. 

9 The LORD will also be a high tower for the oppressed;

A high tower in times of trouble. 

10 Those who know your name will put their trust in you,

For you, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you. 

11 Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Tziyon,

And declare among the people what he has done.

12 For he who avenges blood remembers them.

He doesn’t forget the cry of the afflicted. 

13 Have mercy on me, LORD.

See my affliction by those who hate me,

And lift me up from the gates of death; 

14 That I may show forth all your praise.

In the gates of the daughter of Tziyon I will rejoice in your salvation. 

15 The nations have sunk down in the pit that they made;

In the net which they hid, their own foot is taken. 

16 The LORD has made himself known.

He has executed judgment.

The wicked is snared by the work of his own hands.

Meditation.

Selah. 

17  The wicked shall be turned back to She’ol,

Even all the nations that forget God. 

18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten,

Nor the hope of the poor perish forever. 

19 Arise, LORD! Don’t let man prevail.

Let the nations be judged in your sight. 

20 Put them in fear, LORD.

Let the nations know that they are only men.

Selah.

PSALMS: 39

1 I said, “I will watch my ways, so that I don’t sin with my tongue.

I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me.” 

2 I was mute with silence.

I held my shalom, even from good.

My sorrow was stirred. 

3 My heart was hot within me.

While I meditated, the fire burned:

I spoke with my tongue: 

4 “LORD, make me to know my end,

What is the measure of my days.

Let me know how frail I am. 

5 Behold, you have made my days hand breadths.

My lifetime is as nothing before you.

Surely every man stands as a breath.”

Selah. 

6“Surely every man walks like a shadow.

Surely they busy themselves in vain.

He heaps up, and doesn’t know who shall gather. 

7 Now, Lord, what do I wait for?

My hope is in you. 

8 Deliver me from all my transgressions.

Don’t make me the reproach of the foolish. 

9 I was mute, I didn’t open my mouth,

Because you did it. 

10 Remove your scourge away from me.

I am overcome by the blow of your hand. 

11 When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity,

You consume his wealth like a moth.

Surely every man is but a breath.”

Selah. 

12 “Hear my prayer, LORD,

and give ear to my cry.

Don’t be silent at my tears.

For I am a stranger with you,

A sojourner, as all my fathers were. 

13 Oh spare me, that I may recover strength,

Before I go away, and be no more.”

PSALMS: 69

1 Save me, God,

For the waters have come up to my neck! 

2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold.

I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 

3 I am weary with my crying.

My throat is dry.

My eyes fail, looking for my God. 

4 Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head.

Those who want to cut me off, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty.

I have to restore what I didn’t take away. 

5 God, you know my foolishness.

My sins aren’t hidden from you. 

6 Don’t let those who wait for you be put to shame through me,

Lord GOD of Hosts.

Don’t let those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me,

God of Yisra’el. 

7 Because for your sake, I have borne reproach.

Shame has covered my face. 

8 I have become a stranger to my brothers,

An alien to my mother’s children. 

9 For the zeal of your house consumes me.

The reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me. 

10 When I wept and I fasted,

That was to my reproach. 

11 When I made sackcloth my clothing,

I became a byword to them. 

12 Those who sit in the gate talk about me.

I am the song of the drunkards. 

13 But as for me, my prayer is to you, LORD, in an acceptable time.

God, in the abundance of your loving kindness,

answer me in the truth of your salvation. 

14 Deliver me out of the mire, and don’t let me sink.

Let me be delivered from those who hate me, and out of the deep waters.

15 Don’t let the flood waters overwhelm me,

Neither let the deep swallow me up.

Don’t let the pit shut its mouth on me. 

16 Answer me, LORD, for your loving kindness is good.

According to the multitude of your tender mercies, turn to me. 

17 Don’t hide your face from your servant, For I am in distress.

Answer me speedily! 

18 Draw near to my soul, and redeem it.

Ransom me because of my enemies. 

19 You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor.

My adversaries are all before you. 

20 Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness.

I looked for some to take pity, but there was none;

For comforters, but I found none. 

21 They also gave me gall for my food.

In my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.

22 Let their table before them become a snare.

May it become a retribution and a trap. 

23 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can’t see.

Make their loins continually to shake. 

24 Pour out your indignation on them.

Let the fierceness of your anger overtake them.

25 Let their habitation be desolate.

Let no one dwell in their tents.

26 For they persecute him whom you have wounded.

They tell of the sorrow of those whom you have hurt. 

27 Charge them with crime upon crime.

Don’t let them come into your righteousness. 

28 Let them be blotted out of the book of life,

And not be written with the righteous. 

29 But I am in pain and distress.

Let your yeshu`ah, God, protect me. 

30 I will praise the name of God with a song,

And will magnify him with thanksgiving. 

31 It will please the LORD better than an ox,

Or a bull that has horns and hoofs. 

32 The humble have seen it, and are glad.

You who seek after God, let your heart live. 

33 For the LORD hears the needy,

And doesn’t despise his captive people. 

34 Let heaven and eretz praise him;

The seas, and everything that moves therein! 

35 For God will save Tziyon, and build the cities of Yehudah.

They shall settle there, and own it. 

36 The children also of his servants shall inherit it.

Those who love his name shall dwell therein.

PSALMS: 99

1 The LORD reigns!

Let the peoples tremble.

He sits enthroned among the Keruvim.

Let the eretz be moved. 

2 The LORD is great in Tziyon.

He is high above all the peoples. 

3 Let them praise your great and awesome name.

He is Holy! 

4 The King’s strength also loves justice.

You do establish equity.

You execute justice and righteousness in Ya`akov. 

5 Exalt the LORD our God.

Worship at his footstool.

He is Holy! 

6 Moshe and Aharon were among his Kohanim,

Shemu’el among those who call on his name;

They called on the LORD, and he answered them. 

7 He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud.

They kept his testimonies,

The statute that he gave them. 

8 You answered them, LORD our God.

You are a God who forgave them,

Although you took vengeance for their doings. 

9 Exalt the LORD, our God.

Worship at his holy hill,

For the LORD, our God, is holy!

PSALMS: 129

1 Many times have they afflicted me from my youth up.

Let Yisra’el now say, 

2 Many times have they afflicted me from my youth up,

Yet they have not prevailed against me. 

3 The plowers plowed on my back.

They made their furrows long. 

4 The LORD is righteous.

He has cut apart the cords of the wicked. 

5 Let them be put to shame and turned backward,

All those who hate Tziyon. 

6 Let them be as the grass on the housetops,

Which withers before it grows up; 

7 With which the reaper doesn’t fill his hand,

Nor he who binds sheaves, his bosom. 

8 Neither do those who go by say,

“The blessing of the LORD be on you.

We bless you in the name of the LORD.”

PROVERBS: 9

1 Wisdom has built her house.

She has carved out her seven pillars.

2 She has prepared her meat.

She has mixed her wine.

She has also set her table. 

3 She has sent out her maidens.

She cries from the highest places of the city: 

4 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”

As for him who is void of understanding, she says to him, 

5 “Come, eat some of my bread,

Drink some of the wine which I have mixed! 

6 Leave your simple ways, and live.

Walk in the way of understanding.” 

7 He who corrects a mocker invites insult.

He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse. 

8 Don’t reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you.

Reprove a wise man, and he will love you. 

9 Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser.

Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. 

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.

The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 

11 For by me your days will be multiplied.

The years of your life will be increased. 

12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself.

If you mock, you alone will bear it. 

13 The foolish woman is loud,

Undisciplined, and knows nothing. 

14 She sits at the door of her house,

On a seat in the high places of the city, 

15 To call to those who pass by,

Who go straight on their ways, 

16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here.”

As for him who is void of understanding, she says to him, 

17 “Stolen water is sweet.

Food eaten in secret is pleasant.” 

18 But he doesn’t know that the dead are there,

That her guests are in the depths of She’ol.

OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 31:1 – 33:33

31:1 “I made a covenant with my eyes, How then should I look lustfully at a young woman? 2 For what is the portion from God above, And the heritage from Shaddai on high? 3 Is it not calamity to the unrighteous, And disaster to the workers of iniquity? 4 Doesn’t he see my ways, And number all my steps? 5 “If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot has hurried to deceit 6 (Let me be weighed in an even balance, That God may know my integrity); 7 If my step has turned out of the way, If my heart walked after my eyes, If any defilement has stuck to my hands, 8 Then let me sow, and let another eat; Yes, let the produce of my field be rooted out. 9 “If my heart has been enticed to a woman, And I have laid wait at my neighbor’s door; 10 Then let my wife grind for another, And let others sleep with her. 

11 For that would be a heinous crime; Yes, it would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges: 12 For it is a fire that consumes to destruction, And would root out all my increase. 13 “If I have despised the cause of my man-servant Or of my maid-servant, When they contended with me; 14 What then shall I do when God rises up? When he visits, what shall I answer him? 15 Didn’t he who made me in the womb make him? Didn’t one fashion us in the womb? 16 “If I have withheld the poor from their desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,17 Or have eaten my morsel alone, And the fatherless has not eaten of it 18 (No, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, Her have I guided from my mother’s womb); 19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering; 20 If his heart hasn’t blessed me, If he hasn’t been warmed with my sheep’s fleece; 21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, Because I saw my help in the gate: 22 Then let my shoulder fall from the shoulder-blade, And my arm be broken from the bone. 23 For calamity from God is a terror to me, By reason of his majesty I can do nothing. 24 “If I have made gold my hope, And have said to the fine gold, ‘You are my confidence;’ 25 If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, And because my hand had gotten much; 26 If I have seen the sun when it shined, Or the moon moving in splendor, 27 And my heart has been secretly enticed, My hand threw a kiss from my mouth: 28 This also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges; For I should have denied the God who is above. 29 “If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me, Or lifted up myself when evil found him; 30 (Yes, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking his life with a curse); 31 If the men of my tent have not said, ‘Who can find one who has not been filled with his meat?’ 32 (The sojourner has not lodged in the street; But I have opened my doors to the traveler); 33 If like Adam I have covered my transgressions, By hiding my iniquity in my heart, 34 Because I feared the great multitude, And the contempt of families terrified me, So that I kept silence, and didn’t go out of the door– 35 Oh that I had one to hear me! (Behold, here is my signature, let Shaddai answer me); Let the accuser write my indictment! 36 Surely I would carry it on my shoulder; And I would bind it to me as a crown. 37 I would declare to him the number of my steps. As a prince would I go near to him. 38 If my land cries out against me, And the furrows of it weep together; 39 If I have eaten the fruits of it without money, Or have caused the owners of it to lose their life: 40 Let briars grow instead of wheat, And stinkweed instead of barley.” The words of Iyov are ended.

32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Iyov, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2 Then the wrath of Elihu, the son of Barakh’el, the Buzite, of the family of Ram, was kindled against Iyov. His wrath was kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. 3 Also his wrath was kindled against his three friends, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Iyov. 4 Now Elihu had waited to speak to Iyov, because they were elder than he. 5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was kindled. 6 Elihu the son of Barakh’el the Buzite answered, “I am young, and you are very old; Therefore I held back, and didn’t dare show you my opinion. 7 I said, ‘Days should speak, And multitude of years should teach wisdom.’ 8 But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of Shaddai gives them understanding. 9 It is not the great who are wise, Nor the aged who understand justice. 10 Therefore I said, ‘Listen to me; I also will show my opinion.’ 11 “Behold, I waited for your words, And I listened for your reasoning, While you searched out what to say. 12 Yes, I gave you my full attention, But there was no one who convinced Iyov, Or who answered his words, among you. 13 Beware lest you say, ‘We have found wisdom, God may refute him, not man:’ 14 For he has not directed his words against me; Neither will I answer him with your speeches. 15 “They are amazed. They answer no more. They don’t have a word to say. 16 Shall I wait, because they don’t speak, Because they stand still, and answer no more? 17 I also will answer my part, And I also will show my opinion. 18 For I am full of words. The spirit within me constrains me. 19 Behold, my breast is as wine which has no vent; Like new wineskins it is ready to burst. 20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed. I will open my lips and answer. 21 Please don’t let me respect any man’s person, Neither will I give flattering titles to any man. 22 For I don’t know how to give flattering titles; Or else my Maker would soon take me away.

33:1 “However, Iyov, Please hear my speech, And listen to all my words. 2 See now, I have opened my mouth. My tongue has spoken in my mouth. 3 My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart; That which my lips know they shall speak sincerely. 4 The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of Shaddai gives me life. 5 If you can, answer me; Set your words in order before me, and stand forth. 6 Behold, I am toward God even as you are: I am also formed out of the clay. 7 Behold, my terror shall not make you afraid, Neither shall my pressure be heavy on you. 8 “Surely you have spoken in my hearing, I have heard the voice of your words, saying, 9 ‘I am clean, without disobedience. I am innocent, neither is there iniquity in me: 10 Behold, he finds occasions against me, He counts me for his enemy: 11 He puts my feet in the stocks, He marks all my paths.’ 12 “Behold, I will answer you. In this you are not just; For God is greater than man. 13 Why do you strive against him, Because he doesn’t give account of any of his matters? 14 For God speaks once, Yes twice, though man pays no attention. 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls on men, In slumbering on the bed; 16 Then he opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction, 17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, And hide pride from man. 18 He keeps back his soul from the pit, And his life from perishing by the sword. 19 He is chastened also with pain on his bed, With continual strife in his bones; 20 So that his life abhors bread, And his soul dainty food. 21 His flesh is so consumed away, that it can’t be seen; His bones that were not seen stick out. 22 Yes, his soul draws near to the pit, And his life to the destroyers. 23 “If there is beside him an angel, An interpreter, one among a thousand, To show to man what is right for him; 24 Then God is gracious to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.’ 25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child’s; He returns to the days of his youth. 26 He prays to God, and he is favorable to him, So that he sees his face with joy: He restores to man his righteousness. 27 He sings before men, and says, ‘I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, And it didn’t profit me. 28 He has redeemed my soul from going into the pit, My life shall see the light.’ 29 “Behold, God works all these things, Twice, yes three times, with a man, 30 To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of the living. 31 Mark well, Iyov, and listen to me: Hold your shalom, and I will speak. 32 If you have anything to say, answer me: Speak, for I desire to justify you. 33 If not, listen to me: Hold your shalom, and I will teach you wisdom.”

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 3:1 – 18

3:1 Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you? 

2 You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men; 

3 being revealed that you are a letter of Messiah, ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone, but in tablets that are hearts of flesh. 

4 Such confidence we have through Messiah toward God; 

5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God; 

6 who also made us sufficient as servants of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 

7 But if the service of death, written engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Yisra’el could not look steadfastly on the face of Moshe for the glory of his face; which was passing away: 

8 won’t service of the Spirit be with much more glory? 

9 For if the service of condemnation has glory, the service of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. 

10 For most assuredly that which has been made glorious has not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasses. 

11 For if that which passes away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory. 

12 Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech, 

13 and not as Moshe, who put a veil on his face, that the children of Yisra’el wouldn’t look steadfastly on the end of that which was passing away. 

14 But their minds were hardened, for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains, because in Messiah it passes away. 

15 But to this day, when Moshe is read, a veil lies on their heart. 

16 But whenever one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 

18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord, the Spirit.

THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – June 8 – Full Text – Happy Birthday Howard Alan Meyer and Linda Evans Horowitz!   Leave a comment

JUNE 8

PSALMS: 8, 38, 68, 98, 128

PROVERBS: 8

OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 28:1 – 30:31

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 2:12 – 17

PSALMS: 8

1 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the eretz,

Who has set your glory above the heavens! 

2 From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength,

Because of your adversaries, that you might silence the enemy and the avenger. 

3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,

The moon and the stars, which you have ordained; 

4 What is man, that you think of him?

The son of man, that you care for him? 

5 For you have made him a little lower than God,

And crowned him with glory and honor. 

6 You make him ruler over the works of your hands.

You have put all things under his feet: 

7 All sheep and oxen,

Yes, and the animals of the field, 

8 The birds of the sky, the fish of the sea,

And whatever passes through the paths of the seas. 

9 LORD, our Lord,

How majestic is your name in all the eretz!

PSALMS: 38

1 LORD, don’t rebuke me in your wrath,

Neither chasten me in your hot displeasure. 

2 For your arrows have pierced me,

Your hand presses hard on me. 

3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation,

Neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin. 

4 For my iniquities have gone over my head.

As a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me. 

5 My wounds are loathsome and corrupt,

Because of my foolishness. 

6 I am pained and bowed down greatly.

I go mourning all day long. 

7 For my loins are filled with burning.

There is no soundness in my flesh. 

8 I am faint and severely bruised.

I have groaned by reason of the anguish of my heart. 

9 Lord, all my desire is before you.

My groaning is not hidden from you. 

10 My heart throbs. My strength fails me.

As for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me. 

11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague.

My kinsmen stand afar off. 

12 They also who seek after my life lay snares.

Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things,

And meditate deceits all day long. 

13 But I, as a deaf man, don’t hear.

I am as a mute man who doesn’t open his mouth. 

14 Yes, I am as a man who doesn’t hear,

In whose mouth are no reproofs. 

15 For in you, LORD, do I hope.

You will answer, Lord my God. 

16 For I said, “Don’t let them gloat over me,

Or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips.” 

17  For I am ready to fall.

My pain is continually before me. 

18 For I will declare my iniquity.

I will be sorry for my sin. 

19 But my enemies are vigorous and many.

Those who hate me without reason are numerous. 

20 They who also render evil for good are adversaries to me,

Because I follow what is good. 

21 Don’t forsake me, LORD.

My God, don’t be far from me.

22 Hurry to help me,

Lord, my salvation.

PSALMS: 68

1 Let God arise!

Let his enemies be scattered!

Let them who hate him also flee before him. 

2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away.

As wax melts before the fire,

So let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 

3 But let the righteous be glad.

Let them rejoice before God.

Yes, let them rejoice with gladness. 

4 Sing to God! Sing praises to his name!

Extol him who rides on the clouds — To the LORD, his name!

Rejoice before him. 

5 A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows,

Is God in his holy habitation.

6 God sets the lonely in families.

He brings out the prisoners with singing,

But the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land. 

7 God, when you went forth before your people,

When you marched through the wilderness…

Selah. 

8 The eretz trembled.

The sky also poured down rain at the presence of the God of Sinai —

At the presence of God, the God of Yisra’el. 

9 You, God, sent a plentiful rain.

You confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary. 

10 Your congregation lived therein.

You, God, prepared your goodness for the poor. 

11 The Lord announced the word.

The ones who proclaim it are a great company. 

12 “Kings of armies flee! They flee!”

She who waits at home divides the spoil, 

13 While you sleep among the campfires,

The wings of a dove sheathed with silver,

Her feathers with shining gold. 

14 When Shaddai scattered kings in her,

It snowed on Tzalmon. 

15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains.

The mountains of Bashan are rugged. 

16 Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains,

At the mountain where God chooses to reign?

Yes, the LORD will dwell there forever. 

17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands.

The Lord is among them, from Sinai, into the sanctuary. 

18 You have ascended on high.

You have led away captives.

You have received gifts among men,

Yes, among the rebellious also,

that the LORD God might dwell there. 

19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burdens,

Even the God who is our salvation. Selah. 

20 God is to us a God of deliverance.

To the LORD, the Lord,

belongs escape from death. 

21 But God will strike through the head of his enemies,

The hairy scalp of such a one as still continues in his guiltiness. 

22 The Lord said, “I will bring you again from Bashan,

I will bring you again from the depths of the sea; 

23 That you may crush them, dipping your foot in blood,

That the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from your enemies.” 

24 They have seen your goings, God,

Even the goings of my God, my King, into the sanctuary. 

25 The singers went before, the minstrels followed after,

In the midst of the ladies playing with timbrels, 

26“Bless God in the congregations,

Even the Lord in the assembly of Yisra’el!” 

27 There is little Binyamin, their ruler,

The princes of Yehudah, their council,

The princes of Zevulun, and the princes of Naftali. 

28 Your God has commanded your strength.

Strengthen, God, that which you have done for us. 

29 Because of your temple at Yerushalayim,

Kings shall bring presents to you. 

30 Rebuke the wild animal of the reeds,

The multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples.

Being humbled, may it bring bars of silver.

Scatter the nations that delight in war. 

31 Princes shall come out of Mitzrayim.

Kush shall hurry to stretch out her hands to God. 

32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the eretz!

Sing praises to the Lord!

Selah. 

33 To him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which are of old;

Behold, he utters his voice, a mighty voice. 

34 Ascribe strength to God!

His excellency is over Yisra’el,

His strength is in the skies. 

35 You are awesome, God, in your sanctuaries.

The God of Yisra’el gives strength and power to his people.

Praise be to God!

PSALMS: 98

1 Sing to the LORD a new song,

For he has done marvelous things!

His right hand, and his holy arm,

have worked salvation for him. 

2 The LORD has made known his yeshu`ah.

He has openly shown his righteousness in the sight of the nations. 

3 He has remembered his loving kindness

and his faithfulness toward the house of Yisra’el.

All the ends of the eretz have seen the yeshu`ah of our God. 

4 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the eretz!

Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises! 

5 Sing praises to the LORD with the harp,

With the harp and the voice of melody. 

6 With trumpets and sound of the ram’s horn.

Make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD. 

7  Let the sea roar with its fullness;

The world, and those who dwell therein. 

8 Let the rivers clap their hands.

Let the mountains sing for joy together. 

9 Let them sing before the LORD,

For he comes to judge the eretz.

He will judge the world with righteousness,

And the peoples with equity.

PSALMS: 128

1 Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD,

Who walks in his ways. 

2 For you will eat the labor of your hands.

You will be happy, and it will be well with you. 

3 Your wife will be as a fruitful vine,

In the innermost parts of your house;

Your children like olive plants, Around your table. 

4 Behold, thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD. 

5 May the LORD bless you out of Tziyon,

And may you see the good of Yerushalayim all the days of your life. 

6 Yes, may you see your children’s children.

Shalom be upon Yisra’el.

PROVERBS: 8

1 Doesn’t wisdom cry out?

Doesn’t understanding raise her voice?

2 On the top of high places by the way,

Where the paths meet, she stands. 

3 Beside the gates, at the entry of the city,

At the entry doors, she cries aloud: 

4 “To you men, I call!

I send my voice to the sons of mankind. 

5 You simple, understand prudence.

You fools, be of an understanding heart. 

6 Hear, for I will speak excellent things.

The opening of my lips is for right things. 

7 For my mouth speaks truth.

Wickedness is an abomination to my lips. 

8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness.

There is nothing crooked or perverse in them. 

9 They are all plain to him who understands,

Right to those who find knowledge. 

10 Receive my instruction rather than silver;

Knowledge rather than choice gold. 

11 For wisdom is better than rubies.

All the things that may be desired can’t be compared to it. 

12 “I, wisdom, have made prudence my dwelling.

Find out knowledge and discretion. 

13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil.

I hate pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverse mouth. 

14 Counsel and sound knowledge are mine.

I have understanding and power. 

15 By me kings reign,

And princes decree justice. 

16 By me princes rule; Nobles,

and all the righteous rulers of the eretz. 

17 I love those who love me.

Those who seek me diligently will find me. 

18 With me are riches, honor,

Enduring wealth, and prosperity. 

19 My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold;

My yield than choice silver. 

20 I walk in the way of righteousness,

In the midst of the paths of justice; 

21 That I may give wealth to those who love me.

I fill their treasuries.

22 “The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his work,

Before his deeds of old. 

23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning,

Before the eretz existed. 

24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth,
When there were no springs abounding with water. 

25 Before the mountains were settled in place,

Before the hills, I was brought forth; 

26 While as yet he had not made the eretz, nor the fields,

Nor the beginning of the dust of the world. 

27  When he established the heavens, I was there;

When he set a circle on the surface of the deep, 

28 When he established the clouds above,

When the springs of the deep became strong, 

29 When he gave to the sea its boundary,

That the waters should not violate his mitzvah,

When he marked out the foundations of the eretz; 

30 Then I was the craftsman by his side.

I was a delight day by day,

Always rejoicing before him, 

31 Rejoicing in his whole world.

My delight was with the sons of men. 

32 “Now therefore, my sons, listen to me,

For blessed are those who keep my ways. 

33 Hear instruction, and be wise, Don’t refuse it. 

34 Blessed is the man who hears me,

Watching daily at my gates,

Waiting at my door posts. 

35 For whoever finds me, finds life,

And will obtain favor from the LORD. 

36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul.

All those who hate me love death.”

OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 28:1 – 30:31

28:1 “Surely there is a mine for silver, And a place for gold which they refine. 2 Iron is taken out of the eretz, And copper is smelted out of the ore. 3 Man sets an end to darkness, And searches out, to the furthest bound, The stones of obscurity and of thick darkness. 4 He breaks open a shaft away from where people live. They are forgotten by the foot. They hang far from men, they swing back and forth. 5 As for the eretz, out of it comes bread; Underneath it is turned up as it were by fire. 6 Sapphires come from its rocks. It has dust of gold. 7 That path no bird of prey knows, Neither has the falcon’s eye seen it. 8 The proud animals have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed by there. 9 He puts forth his hand on the flinty rock, And he overturns the mountains by the roots. 10 He cuts out channels among the rocks. His eye sees every precious thing. 11 He binds the streams that they don’t trickle; The thing that is hidden he brings forth to light. 12 “But where shall wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding? 13 Man doesn’t know its price; Neither is it found in the land of the living. 14 The deep says, ‘It isn’t in me.’ The sea says, ‘It isn’t with me.’ 15 It can’t be gotten for gold, Neither shall silver be weighed for its price. 16 It can’t be valued with the gold of Ofir, With the precious shoham, or the sappir. 17 Gold and zekukeet can’t equal it, Neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold. 18 No mention shall be made of ra`mah or of gabeesh: Yes, the price of wisdom is above rubies. 19 The pitdah of Kush shall not equal it, Neither shall it be valued with pure gold. 20 Whence then comes wisdom? Where is the place of understanding? 21 Seeing it is hidden from the eyes of all living, And kept close from the birds of the sky. 22 Destruction and Death say, ‘We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.’ 23 “God understands its way, And he knows its place. 24 For he looks to the ends of the eretz, And sees under the whole sky. 25 He establishes the force of the wind; Yes, he measures out the waters by measure. 26 When he made a decree for the rain, And a way for the lightning of the thunder; 27 Then did he see it, and declare it. He established it, yes, and searched it out. 28 To man he said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'”

29:1 Iyov again took up his parable, and said, 2 “Oh that I were as in the months of old, As in the days when God watched over me; 3 When his lamp shone on my head, And by his light I walked through darkness; 4 As I was in the ripeness of my days, When the friendship of God was in my tent; 5 When Shaddai was yet with me, And my children were around me; 6 When my steps were washed with butter, And the rock poured out streams of oil for me! 7 When I went forth to the city gate, When I prepared my seat in the street, 8 The young men saw me and hid themselves, The aged rose up and stood; 9 The princes refrained from talking, And laid their hand on their mouth; 10 The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth. 11 For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me; And when the eye saw me, it commended me: 12 Because I delivered the poor who cried, And the fatherless also, who had none to help him. 13 The blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, And I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy. 14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice was as a robe and a diadem. 15 I was eyes to the blind, And feet to the lame. 16 I was a father to the needy. The cause of him who I didn’t know, I searched out. 17 I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, And plucked the prey out of his teeth. 18 Then I said, ‘I shall die in my own house, I shall number my days as the sand. 19 My root is spread out to the waters, The dew lies all night on my branch; 20 My glory is fresh in me, My bow is renewed in my hand.’ 21 “Men listened to me, waited, And kept silence for my counsel. 22 After my words they didn’t speak again; My speech fell on them. 23 They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain. 24 I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They didn’t reject the light of my face. 25 I chose out their way, and sat as chief. I lived as a king in the army, As one who comforts the mourners.

30:1 “But now those who are younger than I, have me in derision, Whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs. 2 Of what use is the strength of their hands to me, Men in whom ripe age has perished? 3 They are gaunt from lack and famine. They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of waste and desolation. 4 They pluck mallukh by the bushes. The roots of the broom are their food. 5 They are driven forth from the midst of men; They cry after them as after a thief; 6 So that they dwell in frightful valleys, And in holes of the eretz and of the rocks. 7 Among the bushes they bray; And under the nettles they are gathered together. 8 They are children of fools, yes, children of base men. They were flogged out of the land. 9 “Now I have become their song. Yes, I am a byword to them. 10 They abhor me, they stand aloof from me, And don’t hesitate to spit in my face. 11 For he has loosed his cord, and afflicted me; And they have thrown off restraint before me. 12 On my right hand rise the rabble. They thrust aside my feet, They cast up against me their ways of destruction. 13 They mar my path, They set forward my calamity, Without anyone’s help. 14 As through a wide breach they come, In the midst of the ruin they roll themselves in. 15 Terrors are turned on me. They chase my honor as the wind. My welfare has passed away as a cloud. 16 “Now my soul is poured out within me. Days of affliction have taken hold on me. 17 In the night season my bones are pierced in me, And the pains that gnaw me take no rest. 18 By great force is my garment disfigured. It binds me about as the collar of my coat. 19 He has cast me into the mire. I have become like dust and ashes. 20 I cry to you, and you do not answer me. I stand up, and you gaze at me. 21 You have turned to be cruel to me. With the might of your hand you persecute me. 22 You lift me up to the wind, and drive me with it. You dissolve me in the storm. 23 For I know that you will bring me to death, To the house appointed for all living. 24 “However doesn’t one stretch out a hand in his fall? Or in his calamity therefore cry for help? 25 Didn’t I weep for him who was in trouble? Wasn’t my soul grieved for the needy? 26 When I looked for good, then evil came; When I waited for light, there came darkness. 27 My heart is troubled, and doesn’t rest. Days of affliction have come on me. 28 I go mourning without the sun. I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help. 29 I am a brother to jackals, And a companion to ostriches. 30 My skin grows black and peels from me. My bones are burned with heat. 31 Therefore is my harp turned to mourning, And my pipe into the voice of those who weep.

NEW TESTAMENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 2:12 – 17

2:12 Now when I came to Troas for the Good News of Messiah, and when a door was opened to me in the Lord, 

13 I had no relief for my spirit, because I didn’t find Titus, my brother, but taking my leave of them, I went forth into Macedonia. 

14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Messiah, and reveals through us the sweet aroma of his knowledge in every place. 

15 For we are a sweet aroma of Messiah to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish; 

16 to the one a stench from death to death; to the other a sweet aroma from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 

17 For we are not as so many, peddling the word of God. But as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, we speak in Messiah.

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