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PSALMS:   30, 60, 90, 120, 150




















A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple. A Of David.



1 I will exalt you, O LORD,


for you lifted me out of the depths


and did not let my enemies gloat over me.


2 O LORD my God, I called to you for help


and you healed me.


3 O LORD, you brought me up from the grave B;


you spared me from going down into the pit.



4 Sing to the LORD, you saints of his;


praise his holy name.


5 For his anger lasts only a moment,


but his favor lasts a lifetime;


weeping may remain for a night,


but rejoicing comes in the morning.




6 When I felt secure, I said,


“I will never be shaken.”


7 O LORD, when you favored me,


you made my mountain C stand firm;


but when you hid your face,


I was dismayed.




8 To you, O LORD, I called;


to the Lord I cried for mercy:


9 “What gain is there in my destruction, D


in my going down into the pit?


Will the dust praise you?


Will it proclaim your faithfulness? [1]


10 Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me;


O LORD, be my help.”




11 You turned my wailing into dancing;


you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,


12 that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.


O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever. [2]








For the director of music. To the tune of “The Lily of the Covenant.” A miktam A of David. For teaching. When he fought Aram Naharaim B and Aram Zobah, C and when Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.



1 You have rejected us, O God, and burst forth upon us;


you have been angry–now restore us!


2 You have shaken the land and torn it open;


mend its fractures, for it is quaking.


3 You have shown your people desperate times;


you have given us wine that makes us stagger.



4 But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner


to be unfurled against the bow.





5 Save us and help us with your right hand,


that those you love may be delivered.


6 God has spoken from his sanctuary:


“In triumph I will parcel out Shechem


and measure off the Valley of Succoth.




7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;


Ephraim is my helmet,


Judah my scepter.


8 Moab is my washbasin,


upon Edom I toss my sandal;


over Philistia I shout in triumph.”



9 Who will bring me to the fortified city?


Who will lead me to Edom?


10 Is it not you, O God, you who have rejected us


and no longer go out with our armies?


11 Give us aid against the enemy, [3]


for the help of man is worthless.


12 With God we will gain the victory,


and he will trample down our enemies. [4]








A prayer of Moses the man of God.



1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place


throughout all generations.


2 Before the mountains were born


or you brought forth the earth and the world,


from everlasting to everlasting you are God.



3 You turn men back to dust,


saying, “Return to dust, O sons of men.”


4 For a thousand years in your sight


are like a day that has just gone by,


or like a watch in the night.


5 You sweep men away in the sleep of death;


they are like the new grass of the morning–


6 though in the morning it springs up new,


by evening it is dry and withered.



7 We are consumed by your anger


and terrified by your indignation.


8 You have set our iniquities before you,


our secret sins in the light of your presence.


9 All our days pass away under your wrath;


we finish our years with a moan.


10 The length of our days is seventy years–


or eighty, if we have the strength;


yet their spanA is but trouble and sorrow,


for they quickly pass, and we fly away.



11 Who knows the power of your anger?


For your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you.


12 Teach us to number our days aright, [5]




PSALMS:  120




A song of ascents.



A song of ascents.



1 I call on the LORD in my distress,


and he answers me.


2 Save me, O LORD, from lying lips


and from deceitful tongues.



3 What will he do to you,


and what more besides, O deceitful tongue?


4 He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows,


with burning coals of the broom tree.



5 Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech,


that I live among the tents of Kedar!


6 Too long have I lived


among those who hate peace.


7 I am a man of peace;


but when I speak, they are for war. [6]




PSALMS:  150




1 Praise the LORD. A



Praise God in his sanctuary;


praise him in his mighty heavens.


2 Praise him for his acts of power;


praise him for his surpassing greatness.


3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,


praise him with the harp and lyre,


4 praise him with tambourine and dancing,


praise him with the strings and flute,


5praise him with the clash of cymbals,


praise him with resounding cymbals.



6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.



Praise the LORD. [7]








30 1 The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh–an oracle A:


This man declared to Ithiel,


to Ithiel and to Ucal: B



2 “I am the most ignorant of men;


I do not have a man’s understanding.


3 I have not learned wisdom,


nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.


4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down?


Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of his hands?


Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak?


Who has established all the ends of the earth?


What is his name, and the name of his son?


Tell me if you know!



5 “Every word of God is flawless;


he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.


6 Do not add to his words,


or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.



7 “Two things I ask of you, O LORD;


do not refuse me before I die:


8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me;


give me neither poverty nor riches,


but give me only my daily bread.


9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you


and say, `Who is the LORD?’


Or I may become poor and steal,


and so dishonor the name of my God.




10 “Do not slander a servant to his master,


or he will curse you, and you will pay for it. [8]


11 “There are those who curse their fathers


and do not bless their mothers;


12 those who are pure in their own eyes


and yet are not cleansed of their filth;


13 those whose eyes are ever so haughty,


whose glances are so disdainful;


14 those whose teeth are swords


and whose jaws are set with knives


to devour the poor from the earth,


the needy from among mankind.




15 “The leech has two daughters.


`Give! Give!’ they cry.



“There are three things that are never satisfied,


four that never say, `Enough!’:


16 the grave, C the barren womb,


land, which is never satisfied with water,


and fire, which never says, `Enough!’



17 “The eye that mocks a father,


that scorns obedience to a mother,


will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley,


will be eaten by the vultures.



18 “There are three things that are too amazing for me,


four that I do not understand:


19 the way of an eagle in the sky,


the way of a snake on a rock,


20 the way of a ship on the high seas,


and the way of a man with a maiden. [9]


21 “Under three things the earth trembles,


under four it cannot bear up:


22 a servant who becomes king,


a fool who is full of food,


23 an unloved woman who is married,


and a maidservant who displaces her mistress.



24 “Four things on earth are small,


yet they are extremely wise:


25 Ants are creatures of little strength,


yet they store up their food in the summer;


26 coneys D are creatures of little power,


yet they make their home in the crags;


27 locusts have no king,


yet they advance together in ranks;


28 a lizard can be caught with the hand,


yet it is found in kings’ palaces.



29 “There are three things that are stately in their stride,


four that move with stately bearing:


30 a lion, mighty among beasts,


who retreats before nothing;


31 a strutting rooster, a he-goat,


and a king with his army around him. E




32 “If you have played the fool and exalted yourself,


or if you have planned evil,


clap your hand over your mouth! [10]







33 1 While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the LORD came to him a second time: 2 “This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it–the LORD is his name: 3 `Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ 4 For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege ramps and the sword 5 in the fight with the Babylonians A: `They will be filled with the dead bodies of the men I will slay in my anger and wrath. I will hide my face from this city because of all its wickedness.


6 “`Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. 7 I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity B and will rebuild them as they were before. 8 I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. 9 Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.’


10 “This is what the LORD says: `You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without men or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more 11 the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying,




“Give thanks to the LORD Almighty,


for the LORD is good;


his love endures forever.”




For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the LORD.


12 “This is what the LORD Almighty says: `In this place, desolate and without men or animals–in all its towns there will again be pastures for shepherds to rest their flocks.


13 In the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev, in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem and in the towns of Judah, flocks will again pass under the hand of the one who counts them,’ says the LORD.


14 “`The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, `when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.




15 “`In those days and at that time


I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line;


he will do what is just and right in the land. [11]


16 In those days Judah will be saved


and Jerusalem will live in safety.


This is the name by which it C will be called:


The LORD Our Righteousness.’ 17 For this is what the LORD says: `David will never fail to have a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel, 18 nor will the priests, who are Levites, ever fail to have a man to stand before me continually to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to present sacrifices.'”


19 The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 20 “This is what the LORD says: `If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time,


21 then my covenant with David my servant–and my covenant with the Levites who are priests ministering before me–can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne. 22 I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless as the stars of the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.’ ”


23 The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 24 “Have you not noticed that these people are saying, `The LORD has rejected the two kingdoms D he chose’? So they despise my people and no longer regard them as a nation. 25 This is what the LORD says: `If I have not established my covenant with day and night and the fixed laws of heaven and earth, 26 then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes E and have compassion on them.’“




34 1 While Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army and all the kingdoms and peoples in the empire he ruled were fighting against Jerusalem and all its surrounding towns, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Go to Zedekiah king of Judah and tell him, `This is what the LORD says: I am about to hand this city over to the king of Babylon, and he will burn it down. 3 You will not escape from his grasp but will surely be captured and handed over to him. You will see the king of Babylon with your own eyes, and he will speak with you face to face. And you will go to Babylon.


4 “`Yet hear the promise of the LORD, O Zedekiah king of Judah. This is what the LORD says concerning you: You will not die by the sword; [12] 5 you will die peacefully. As people made a funeral fire in honor of your fathers, the former kings who preceded you, so they will make a fire in your honor and lament, “Alas, O master!” I myself make this promise, declares the LORD.’ ”


6 Then Jeremiah the prophet told all this to Zedekiah king of Judah, in Jerusalem,


7 while the army of the king of Babylon was fighting against Jerusalem and the other cities of Judah that were still holding out–Lachish and Azekah. These were the only fortified cities left in Judah.




8 The word came to Jeremiah from the LORD after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem to proclaim freedom for the slaves. 9 Everyone was to free his Hebrew slaves, both male and female; no one was to hold a fellow Jew in bondage. 10 So all the officials and people who entered into this covenant agreed that they would free their male and female slaves and no longer hold them in bondage. They agreed, and set them free. 11 But afterward they changed their minds and took back the slaves they had freed and enslaved them again.


12 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 13 “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I made a covenant with your forefathers when I brought them out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. I said, 14 `Every seventh year each of you must free any fellow Hebrew who has sold himself to you. After he has served you six years, you must let him go free.’ A Your fathers, however, did not listen to me or pay attention to me.


15 Recently you repented and did what is right in my sight: Each of you proclaimed freedom to his countrymen. You even made a covenant before me in the house that bears my Name.


16 But now you have turned around and profaned my name; each of you has taken back the male and female slaves you had set free to go where they wished. You have forced them to become your slaves again.




17 “Therefore, this is what the LORD says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom for your fellow countrymen. So I now proclaim `freedom’ for you, declares the LORD–`freedom’ to fall by the sword, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth. 18 The men who have violated my covenant and have not fulfilled the terms of the covenant they made before me, I will treat like the calf they cut in two and then walked between its pieces. 19 The leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the court officials, the priests and all the people of the land who walked between the pieces of the calf, 20 I will hand over to their enemies who seek their lives. Their dead bodies will become food for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth.


21 “I will hand Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials over to their enemies who seek their lives, to the army of the king of Babylon, which has withdrawn from you. 22 I am going to give the order, declares the LORD, and I will bring them back to this city. They will fight against it, take it and burn it down. And I will lay waste the towns of Judah so no one can live there.” [13]






4 1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.


6 If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.


9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance 10 (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.


11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.


15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. [14]


[1] Excerpted from Compton‘s Interactive Bible NIV. Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved

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[3] Excerpted from Compton‘s Interactive Bible NIV. Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved

[4] Excerpted from Compton‘s Interactive Bible NIV. Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved

[5] Excerpted from Compton‘s Interactive Bible NIV. Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved

[6]Excerpted from Compton’s Interactive Bible NIV. Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved

[7] Excerpted from Compton‘s Interactive Bible NIV. Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved

[8] Excerpted from Compton‘s Interactive Bible NIV. Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved

[9] Excerpted from Compton‘s Interactive Bible NIV. Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved

[10] Excerpted from Compton‘s Interactive Bible NIV. Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved

[11] Excerpted from Compton‘s Interactive Bible NIV. Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved

[12] Excerpted from Compton‘s Interactive Bible NIV. Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved

[13] Excerpted from Compton‘s Interactive Bible NIV. Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Posted January 19, 2012 by jeshorowitz123

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