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JULY 27

 

 

 

PSALMS:   27, 57, 87, 117, 147

 

 

 

PROVERBS:  27

 

 

 

OLD TESTAMENT:  JEREMIAH 28:1 – 29:32

 

 

 

NEW TESTAMENT1 TIMOTHY 1:1 – 20

 

 

 

Psalms 27

 

 

 

Of David.

 

 

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation–

 

whom shall I fear?

 

The LORD is the stronghold of my life–

 

of whom shall I be afraid?

 

2 When evil men advance against me

 

to devour my flesh, A

 

when my enemies and my foes attack me,

 

they will stumble and fall.

 

3 Though an army besiege me,

 

my heart will not fear;

 

though war break out against me,

 

even then will I be confident.

 

 

 

4 One thing I ask of the LORD,

 

this is what I seek:

 

that I may dwell in the house of the LORD

 

all the days of my life,

 

to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD

 

and to seek him in his temple.

 

5 For in the day of trouble

 

he will keep me safe in his dwelling;

 

he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle

 

and set me high upon a rock.

 

 

 

6 Then my head will be exalted

 

above the enemies who surround me;

 

at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;

 

I will sing and make music to the LORD. [1]

 

7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD;

 

be merciful to me and answer me.

 

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

 

Your face, LORD, I will seek.

 

9 Do not hide your face from me,

 

do not turn your servant away in anger;

 

you have been my helper.

 

Do not reject me or forsake me,

 

O God my Savior.

 

 

 

10 Though my father and mother forsake me,

 

the LORD will receive me.

 

11 Teach me your way, O LORD;

 

lead me in a straight path

 

because of my oppressors.

 

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

 

for false witnesses rise up against me,

 

breathing out violence.

 

 

13 I am still confident of this:

 

I will see the goodness of the LORD

 

in the land of the living.

 

14 Wait for the LORD;

 

be strong and take heart

 

and wait for the LORD.

 

 

 

PSALMS:  57

 

 

 

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

 

for in you my soul takes refuge.

 

I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings

 

until the disaster has passed.

 

 

2 I cry out to God Most High,

 

to God, who fulfills his purpose for me.

 

3 He sends from heaven and saves me,

 

rebuking those who hotly pursue me;

 

Selah

 

 

God sends his love and his faithfulness.

 

 

4 I am in the midst of lions;

 

I lie among ravenous beasts–

 

men whose teeth are spears and arrows,

 

whose tongues are sharp swords.

 

 

5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;

 

let your glory be over all the earth.

 

 

6 They spread a net for my feet–

 

I was bowed down in distress.

 

They dug a pit in my path–

 

but they have fallen into it themselves.

 

Selah [2]

 

 

7 My heart is steadfast, O God,

 

my heart is steadfast;

 

I will sing and make music.

 

8 Awake, my soul!

 

Awake, harp and lyre!

 

I will awaken the dawn.

 

 

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

 

I will sing of you among the peoples.

 

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

 

your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

 

 

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;

 

let your glory be over all the earth. [3]

 

 

 

PSALMS:  87

 

 

 

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

 

 

1 He has set his foundation on the holy mountain;

 

2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion

 

more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

 

3 Glorious things are said of you,

 

O city of God:

 

Selah

 

 

4 “I will record Rahab A and Babylon

 

among those who acknowledge me–

 

Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush B

 

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

 

 

5 Indeed, of Zion it will be said,

 

“This one and that one were born in her,

 

and the Most High himself will establish her.”

 

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

 

“This one was born in Zion.”

 

Selah

 

 

7 As they make music they will sing,

 

“All my fountains are in you.” [4]

 

 

 

PSALMS:  117

 

 

 

1 Praise the LORD, all you nations;

 

extol him, all you peoples.

 

2 For great is his love toward us,

 

and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.

 

 

Praise the LORD. A [5]

 

 

 

PSALMS:  147

 

 

 

1 Praise the LORD. A

 

 

How good it is to sing praises to our God,

 

how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

 

 

2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem;

 

he gathers the exiles of Israel.

 

3 He heals the brokenhearted

 

and binds up their wounds.

 

 

4 He determines the number of the stars

 

and calls them each by name.

 

5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;

 

his understanding has no limit.

 

6 The LORD sustains the humble

 

but casts the wicked to the ground.

 

 

7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;

 

make music to our God on the harp.

 

8 He covers the sky with clouds;

 

he supplies the earth with rain

 

and makes grass grow on the hills.

 

9 He provides food for the cattle

 

and for the young ravens when they call.

 

 

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

 

nor his delight in the legs of a man;

 

 

11 the LORD delights in those who fear him,

 

who put their hope in his unfailing love. [6]

 

12 Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem;

 

praise your God, O Zion,

 

13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates

 

and blesses your people within you.

 

14 He grants peace to your borders

 

and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.

 

 

 

15 He sends his command to the earth;

 

his word runs swiftly.

 

16 He spreads the snow like wool

 

and scatters the frost like ashes.

 

17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.

 

Who can withstand his icy blast?

 

18 He sends his word and melts them;

 

he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.

 

 

19 He has revealed his word to Jacob,

 

his laws and decrees to Israel.

 

20 He has done this for no other nation;

 

they do not know his laws.

 

Praise the LORD. [7]

 

 

 

PROVERBS:  27

 

 

 

27 1 Do not boast about tomorrow,

 

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

 

 

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

 

someone else, and not your own lips.

 

 

3 Stone is heavy and sand a burden,

 

but provocation by a fool is heavier than both.

 

 

4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,

 

but who can stand before jealousy?

 

 

5 Better is open rebuke

 

than hidden love.

 

 

6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted,

 

but an enemy multiplies kisses.

 

 

7 He who is full loathes honey,

 

but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.

 

 

8 Like a bird that strays from its nest

 

is a man who strays from his home.

 

 

9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.

 

 

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

 

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

 

12 The prudent see danger and take refuge,

 

but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

it will be taken as a curse.

 

 

15 A quarrelsome wife is like

 

a constant dripping on a rainy day;

 

16 restraining her is like restraining the wind

 

or grasping oil with the hand.

 

 

17 As iron sharpens iron,

 

so one man sharpens another.

 

 

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

 

and he who looks after his master will be honored.

 

19 As water reflects a face,

 

so a man’s heart reflects the man.

 

 

20 Death and Destruction A are never satisfied,

 

and neither are the eyes of man.

 

 

21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,

 

but man is tested by the praise he receives.

 

 

22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar,

 

grinding him like grain with a pestle,

 

you will not remove his folly from him. [9]

 

23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks,

 

give careful attention to your herds;

 

24 for riches do not endure forever,

 

and a crown is not secure for all generations.

 

25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears

 

and the grass from the hills is gathered in,

 

26 the lambs will provide you with clothing,

 

and the goats with the price of a field.

 

 

27 You will have plenty of goats’ milk

 

to feed you and your family

 

and to nourish your servant girls. [10]

 

 

 

OLD TESTAMENT:  JEREMIAH 28:1 – 29:32

 

 

 

28 1 In the fifth month of that same year, the fourth year, early in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur, who was from Gibeon, said to me in the house of the LORD in the presence of the priests and all the people: 2 “This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: `I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon. 3 Within two years I will bring back to this place all the articles of the LORD’s house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon removed from here and took to Babylon. 4 I will also bring back to this place Jehoiachin A son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and all the other exiles from Judah who went to Babylon,’ declares the LORD, `for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.’ ”

 

5 Then the prophet Jeremiah replied to the prophet Hananiah before the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the LORD. 6 He said, “Amen! May the LORD do so! May the LORD fulfill the words you have prophesied by bringing the articles of the LORD’s house and all the exiles back to this place from Babylon.

 

7 Nevertheless, listen to what I have to say in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people: 8 From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague against many countries and great kingdoms. 9 But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the LORD only if his prediction comes true.”

 

10 Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it, 11 and he said before all the people, “This is what the LORD says: `In the same way will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon off the neck of all the nations within two years.'” At this, the prophet Jeremiah went on his way.

 

12 Shortly after the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 13 “Go and tell Hananiah, `This is what the LORD says: You have broken a wooden yoke, but in its place you will get a yoke of iron. 14 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will put an iron yoke on the necks of all these nations to make them serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they will serve him. I will even give him control over the wild animals.'”

 

15 Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, “Listen, Hananiah! The LORD has not sent you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust in lies. 16 Therefore, this is what the LORD says: `I am about to remove you from the face of the earth. This very year you are going to die, because you have preached rebellion against the LORD.'”

 

17 In the seventh month of that same year, Hananiah the prophet died.

 

 

 

29 1 This is the text of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. 2 (This was after King Jehoiachin A and the queen mother, the court officials and the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen and the artisans had gone into exile from Jerusalem.) 3 He entrusted the letter to Elasah son of Shaphan and to Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to King Nebuchadnezzar in [11] Babylon. It said:

 

 

 

4 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. 7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” 8 Yes, this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. 9 They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the LORD.

 

 

 

10 This is what the LORD says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. B I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

 

15 You may say, “The LORD has raised up prophets for us in Babylon,” 16 but this is what the LORD says about the king who sits on David’s throne and all the people who remain in this city, your countrymen who did not go with you into exile—17 yes, this is what the LORD Almighty says: “I will send the sword, famine and plague against them and I will make them like poor figs that are so bad they cannot be eaten. 18 I will pursue them with the sword, famine and plague and will make them abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth and an object of cursing and horror, of scorn and reproach, among all the nations where I drive them. 19 For they have not listened to my words,” declares the LORD, “words that I sent to them again and again by my servants the prophets. And you exiles have not listened either,” declares the LORD.

 

 

 

20 Therefore, hear the word of the LORD, all you exiles whom I have sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon.

 

21 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says about Ahab son of Kolaiah and Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying lies to you in my name: “I will hand them over to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will put them to death before your very eyes. 22 Because of them, all the exiles from Judah who are in Babylon will use this curse: `The LORD treat you like Zedekiah and Ahab, whom the king of Babylon burned in the fire.’ 23 For they [12] have done outrageous things in Israel; they have committed adultery with their neighbors’ wives and in my name have spoken lies, which I did not tell them to do. I know it and am a witness to it,” declares the LORD.

 

 

 

24 Tell Shemaiah the Nehelamite, 25 “This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You sent letters in your own name to all the people in Jerusalem, to Zephaniah son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the other priests. You said to Zephaniah, 26 `The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada to be in charge of the house of the LORD; you should put any madman who acts like a prophet into the stocks and neck-irons. 27 So why have you not reprimanded Jeremiah from Anathoth, who poses as a prophet among you? 28 He has sent this message to us in Babylon: It will be a long time. Therefore build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.’ ”

 

29 Zephaniah the priest, however, read the letter to Jeremiah the prophet. 30 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 31 “Send this message to all the exiles: `This is what the LORD says about Shemaiah the Nehelamite: Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, even though I did not send him, and has led you to believe a lie,

 

32 this is what the LORD says: I will surely punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants. He will have no one left among this people, nor will he see the good things I will do for my people, declares the LORD, because he has preached rebellion against me.'” [13]

 

 

 

NEW TESTAMENT:  1 TIMOTHY 1:1 – 20

 

 

1 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,

 

 

 

2 To Timothy my true son in the faith:

 

 

 

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

 

3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer 4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than God’s work–which is by faith. 5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk. 7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.

 

8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9 We also know that law A is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers–and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

 

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

 

15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.

 

17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

18 Timothy, my son, I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight, 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith. 20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme. [14]

 


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