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 JUNE 2

 

PSALMS:   2, 32, 62, 92, 122

 

PROVERBS:  2

 

OLD TESTAMENT:  JOB 4:1 – 7:21

 

NEW TESTAMENT:  1 CORINTHIANS 14:18 – 40

 

PSALMS:  2

 

1 Why do the nations conspire A

and the peoples plot in vain?

2 The kings of the earth take their stand

and the rulers gather together

against the LORD

and against his Anointed One. B

3 “Let us break their chains,” they say,

“and throw off their fetters.”

4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;

the Lord scoffs at them.

5 Then he rebukes them in his anger

and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

6 “I have installed my King C

on Zion, my holy hill.”

7 I will proclaim the decree of the LORD:

He said to me, “You are my Son D;

today I have become your Father. E

8 Ask of me,

and I will make the nations your inheritance,

the ends of the earth your possession.

 

9 You will rule them with an iron scepter F;

you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

 

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;

be warned, you rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear

and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry

and you be destroyed in your way,

for his wrath can flare up in a moment.

Blessed are all who take refuge in him. [1]

 

PSALMS:  32

 

Of David. A maskil. A

1 Blessed is he

whose transgressions are forgiven,

whose sins are covered.

2 Blessed is the man

whose sin the LORD does not count against him

and in whose spirit is no deceit.

3 When I kept silent,

my bones wasted away

through my groaning all day long.

4 For day and night

your hand was heavy upon me;

my strength was sapped

as in the heat of summer.

Selah

5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you

and did not cover up my iniquity.

I said, “I will confess

my transgressions to the LORD”–

and you forgave

the guilt of my sin.

Selah

6 Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you

while you may be found;

surely when the mighty waters rise,

they will not reach him.

7 You are my hiding place; [2]

you will protect me from trouble

and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Selah

 

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;

I will counsel you and watch over you.

9 Do not be like the horse or the mule,

which have no understanding

but must be controlled by bit and bridle

or they will not come to you.

10 Many are the woes of the wicked,

but the LORD’s unfailing love

surrounds the man who trusts in him.

11 Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous;

sing, all you who are upright in heart! [3]

 

PSALMS:  62

 

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

1 My soul finds rest in God alone;

my salvation comes from him.

2 He alone is my rock and my salvation;

he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

3 How long will you assault a man?

Would all of you throw him down–

this leaning wall, this tottering fence?

4 They fully intend to topple him

from his lofty place;

they take delight in lies.

With their mouths they bless,

but in their hearts they curse.

Selah

 

5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;

my hope comes from him.

6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;

he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

7 My salvation and my honor depend on God A;

he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

8 Trust in him at all times, O people;

pour out your hearts to him,

for God is our refuge.

Selah

9 Lowborn men are but a breath, [4]

the highborn are but a lie;

if weighed on a balance, they are nothing;

together they are only a breath.

10 Do not trust in extortion

or take pride in stolen goods;

though your riches increase,

do not set your heart on them.

 

11 One thing God has spoken,

two things have I heard:

that you, O God, are strong,

12 and that you, O Lord, are loving.

Surely you will reward each person

according to what he has done. [5]

 

PSALMS:  92

 

A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day.

1 It is good to praise the LORD

and make music to your name, O Most High,

2 to proclaim your love in the morning

and your faithfulness at night,

3 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre

and the melody of the harp.

4 For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD;

I sing for joy at the works of your hands.

5 How great are your works, O LORD,

how profound your thoughts!

6 The senseless man does not know,

fools do not understand,

7 that though the wicked spring up like grass

and all evildoers flourish,

they will be forever destroyed.

8 But you, O LORD, are exalted forever.

9 For surely your enemies, O LORD,

surely your enemies will perish;

all evildoers will be scattered.

10 You have exalted my hornA like that of a wild ox;

fine oils have been poured upon me.

11 My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries;

my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.

12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,

they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;

13 planted in the house of the LORD, [6] they will flourish in the courts of our God.

14 They will still bear fruit in old age,

they will stay fresh and green,

15 proclaiming, “The LORD is upright;

he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” [7]

 

PSALMS:  122

 

A song of ascents. Of David.

1 I rejoiced with those who said to me,

“Let us go to the house of the LORD.”

2 Our feet are standing

in your gates, O Jerusalem.

3 Jerusalem is built like a city

that is closely compacted together.

4 That is where the tribes go up,

the tribes of the LORD,

to praise the name of the LORD

according to the statute given to Israel.

5 There the thrones for judgment stand,

the thrones of the house of David.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

“May those who love you be secure.

7 May there be peace within your walls

and security within your citadels.”

8 For the sake of my brothers and friends,

I will say, “Peace be within you.”

9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,

I will seek your prosperity. [8]

 

PROVERBS:  2

 

2 1 My son, if you accept my words

and store up my commands within you,

2 turning your ear to wisdom

and applying your heart to understanding,

3 and if you call out for insight

and cry aloud for understanding,

4 and if you look for it as for silver

and search for it as for hidden treasure,

5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD

and find the knowledge of God.

6 For the LORD gives wisdom,

and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

7 He holds victory in store for the upright,

he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,

8 for he guards the course of the just

and protects the way of his faithful ones.

9 Then you will understand what is right and just

and fair–every good path.

10 For wisdom will enter your heart,

and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

11 Discretion will protect you,

and understanding will guard you.

12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,

from men whose words are perverse,

13 who leave the straight paths

to walk in dark ways,

14 who delight in doing wrong

and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,

15 whose paths are crooked

and who are devious in their ways.

 

16 It will save you also from the adulteress,

from the wayward wife with her seductive words[9]

17 who has left the partner of her youth

and ignored the covenant she made before God. A

18 For her house leads down to death

and her paths to the spirits of the dead.

19None who go to her return

or attain the paths of life.

 

20 Thus you will walk in the ways of good men

and keep to the paths of the righteous.

21 For the upright will live in the land,

and the blameless will remain in it;

22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land,

and the unfaithful will be torn from it. [10]

 

OLD TESTAMENT:  JOB 4:1 – 7:21

4 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

 

2 “If someone ventures a word with you, will you be impatient?

But who can keep from speaking?

3 Think how you have instructed many,

how you have strengthened feeble hands.

4 Your words have supported those who stumbled;

you have strengthened faltering knees.

5 But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged;

it strikes you, and you are dismayed.

6 Should not your piety be your confidence

and your blameless ways your hope?

 

7 “Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished?

Where were the upright ever destroyed?

8 As I have observed, those who plow evil

and those who sow trouble reap it.

9 At the breath of God they are destroyed;

at the blast of his anger they perish.

10 The lions may roar and growl,

yet the teeth of the great lions are broken.

11 The lion perishes for lack of prey,

and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.

 

12 “A word was secretly brought to me,

my ears caught a whisper of it. [11]

13 Amid disquieting dreams in the night,

when deep sleep falls on men,

14 fear and trembling seized me

and made all my bones shake.

15 A spirit glided past my face,

and the hair on my body stood on end.

16 It stopped,

but I could not tell what it was.

A form stood before my eyes,

and I heard a hushed voice:

17 `Can a mortal be more righteous than God?

Can a man be more pure than his Maker?

 

18 If God places no trust in his servants,

if he charges his angels with error,

19 how much more those who live in houses of clay,

whose foundations are in the dust,

who are crushed more readily than a moth!

 

20 Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces;

unnoticed, they perish forever.

21 Are not the cords of their tent pulled up,

so that they die without wisdom?’ A

 

5 1 “Call if you will, but who will answer you?

To which of the holy ones will you turn?

2 Resentment kills a fool, [12]

and envy slays the simple.

3 I myself have seen a fool taking root,

but suddenly his house was cursed.

4 His children are far from safety,

crushed in court without a defender.

5 The hungry consume his harvest,

taking it even from among thorns,

and the thirsty pant after his wealth.

6 For hardship does not spring from the soil,

nor does trouble sprout from the ground.

7 Yet man is born to trouble

as surely as sparks fly upward.

 

8 “But if it were I, I would appeal to God;

I would lay my cause before him.

9 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed,

miracles that cannot be counted.

10 He bestows rain on the earth;

he sends water upon the countryside.

11 The lowly he sets on high,

and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

12 He thwarts the plans of the crafty,

so that their hands achieve no success.

13 He catches the wise in their craftiness,

and the schemes of the wily are swept away.

14 Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; [13]

at noon they grope as in the night.

15 He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth;

he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.

16 So the poor have hope,

and injustice shuts its mouth.

 

17 “Blessed is the man whom God corrects;

so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. A

18 For he wounds, but he also binds up;

he injures, but his hands also heal.

19 From six calamities he will rescue you;

in seven no harm will befall you.

20 In famine he will ransom you from death,

and in battle from the stroke of the sword.

21 You will be protected from the lash of the tongue,

and need not fear when destruction comes.

22 You will laugh at destruction and famine,

and need not fear the beasts of the earth.

23 For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field,

and the wild animals will be at peace with you.

24 You will know that your tent is secure;

you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing.

 

25 You will know that your children will be many,

and your descendants like the grass of the earth.

26 You will come to the grave in full vigor, [14]

like sheaves gathered in season.

 

27 “We have examined this, and it is true.

So hear it and apply it to yourself.”

 

6 1 Then Job replied:

 

2 “If only my anguish could be weighed

and all my misery be placed on the scales!

3 It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas–

no wonder my words have been impetuous.

4 The arrows of the Almighty are in me,

my spirit drinks in their poison;

God’s terrors are marshaled against me.

5 Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass,

or an ox bellow when it has fodder?

6 Is tasteless food eaten without salt,

or is there flavor in the white of an egg A?

7 I refuse to touch it;

such food makes me ill.

 

8 “Oh, that I might have my request,

that God would grant what I hope for, [15]

 

9 that God would be willing to crush me,

to let loose his hand and cut me off!

10 Then I would still have this consolation–

my joy in unrelenting pain–

that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.

 

11 “What strength do I have, that I should still hope?

What prospects, that I should be patient?

12 Do I have the strength of stone?

Is my flesh bronze?

13 Do I have any power to help myself,

now that success has been driven from me?

 

14 “A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends,

even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

15 But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams,

as the streams that overflow

16 when darkened by thawing ice

and swollen with melting snow,

17 but that cease to flow in the dry season,

and in the heat vanish from their channels.

18 Caravans turn aside from their routes;

they go up into the wasteland and perish.

19 The caravans of Tema look for water,

the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope.

 

20 They are distressed, because they had been confident;

they arrive there, only to be disappointed. [16]

21 Now you too have proved to be of no help;

you see something dreadful and are afraid.

22 Have I ever said, `Give something on my behalf,

pay a ransom for me from your wealth,

23 deliver me from the hand of the enemy,

ransom me from the clutches of the ruthless’?

 

24 “Teach me, and I will be quiet;

show me where I have been wrong.

25 How painful are honest words!

But what do your arguments prove?

26 Do you mean to correct what I say,

and treat the words of a despairing man as wind?

27 You would even cast lots for the fatherless

and barter away your friend.

 

28 “But now be so kind as to look at me.

Would I lie to your face?

29 Relent, do not be unjust;

reconsider, for my integrity is at stake. B

30 Is there any wickedness on my lips?

Can my mouth not discern malice?

 

7 1 “Does not man have hard service on earth?

Are not his days like those of a hired man? [17]

2 Like a slave longing for the evening shadows,

or a hired man waiting eagerly for his wages,

3 so I have been allotted months of futility,

and nights of misery have been assigned to me.

4 When I lie down I think, `How long before I get up?’

The night drags on, and I toss till dawn.

5 My body is clothed with worms and scabs,

my skin is broken and festering.

 

6 “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle,

and they come to an end without hope.

7 Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath;

my eyes will never see happiness again.

8 The eye that now sees me will see me no longer;

you will look for me, but I will be no more.

9 As a cloud vanishes and is gone,

so he who goes down to the grave A does not return.

10 He will never come to his house again;

his place will know him no more.

 

11 “Therefore I will not keep silent;

I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit,

I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

12 Am I the sea, or the monster of the deep,

that you put me under guard?

13 When I think my bed will comfort me

and my couch will ease my complaint, [18]

14 even then you frighten me with dreams

and terrify me with visions,

15 so that I prefer strangling and death,

rather than this body of mine.

16 I despise my life; I would not live forever.

Let me alone; my days have no meaning.

 

17 “What is man that you make so much of him,

that you give him so much attention,

18 that you examine him every morning

and test him every moment?

19 Will you never look away from me,

or let me alone even for an instant?

20 If I have sinned, what have I done to you,

O watcher of men?

Why have you made me your target?

Have I become a burden to you? B

21 Why do you not pardon my offenses

and forgive my sins?

For I will soon lie down in the dust;

you will search for me, but I will be no more.” [19]

 

NEW TESTAMENT:  1 CORINTHIANS 14:18 – 40

18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.

20 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. 21 In the Law it is written:

 

“Through men of strange tongues

and through the lips of foreigners

I will speak to this people,

but even then they will not listen to me,” F

says the Lord.

 

22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers. 23 So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and some who do not understand G or some unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind? 24 But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand H comes in while everybody is prophesying, he will be convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all, 25 and the secrets of his heart will be laid bare. So he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!”

26 What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, two–or at the most three–should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. 28 If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and God.

29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.

As in all the congregations of the saints, 34 women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.

36 Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? 37 If anybody thinks he is a prophet or spiritually gifted, let him acknowledge that what I am writing to you is the Lord’s command. 38 If he ignores this, he himself will be ignored. I [20]

 

39 Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way. [21]


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