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 JUNE 30

 

PSALMS:   30, 60, 90, 120, 150

 

PROVERBS:  30

 

OLD TESTAMENT:  ISAIAH 30:12 – 33:9

NEW TESTAMENT:  GALATIANS 5:1 – 12

 

PSALMS:  30

 

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]

 

PSALMS:  60

 

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.

Selah

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]

 

PSALMS:  90

 

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,

5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,

praise him with resounding cymbals.

6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.

Praise the LORD. [7]

 

PROVERBS:  30

 

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]

 

OLD TESTAMENT:  ISAIAH 30:12 – 33:9

12 Therefore, this is what the Holy One of Israel says:

 

“Because you have rejected this message,

relied on oppression

and depended on deceit,

13 this sin will become for you

like a high wall, cracked and bulging,

that collapses suddenly, in an instant.

14 It will break in pieces like pottery,

shattered so mercilessly

that among its pieces not a fragment will be found

for taking coals from a hearth

or scooping water out of a cistern.”

15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says:

“In repentance and rest is your salvation,

in quietness and trust is your strength,

but you would have none of it.

16 You said, `No, we will flee on horses.’

Therefore you will flee!

You said, `We will ride off on swift horses.’

Therefore your pursuers will be swift!

17 A thousand will flee

at the threat of one;

at the threat of five

you will all flee away,

till you are left

like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, [11]

like a banner on a hill.”

 

18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;

he rises to show you compassion.

For the LORD is a God of justice.

Blessed are all who wait for him!

 

19 O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. 20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

 

22 Then you will defile your idols overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold; you will throw them away like a menstrual cloth and say to them, “Away with you!”

 

23 He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows. 24 The oxen and donkeys that work the soil will eat fodder and mash, spread out with fork and shovel. 25 In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill. 26 The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.

 

27 See, the Name of the LORD comes from afar,

with burning anger and dense clouds of smoke;

his lips are full of wrath,

and his tongue is a consuming fire.

28 His breath is like a rushing torrent, [12]

rising up to the neck.

He shakes the nations in the sieve of destruction;

he places in the jaws of the peoples

a bit that leads them astray.

29 And you will sing

as on the night you celebrate a holy festival;

your hearts will rejoice

as when people go up with flutes

to the mountain of the LORD,

to the Rock of Israel.

30 The LORD will cause men to hear his majestic voice

and will make them see his arm coming down

with raging anger and consuming fire,

with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail.

31 The voice of the LORD will shatter Assyria;

with his scepter he will strike them down.

32 Every stroke the LORD lays on them

with his punishing rod

will be to the music of tambourines and harps,

as he fights them in battle with the blows of his arm.

 

33 Topheth has long been prepared;

it has been made ready for the king.

Its fire pit has been made deep and wide,

with an abundance of fire and wood;

the breath of the LORD,

like a stream of burning sulfur, [13]

sets it ablaze.

 

311 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,

who rely on horses,

who trust in the multitude of their chariots

and in the great strength of their horsemen,

but do not look to the Holy One of Israel,

or seek help from the LORD.

2 Yet he too is wise and can bring disaster;

he does not take back his words.

He will rise up against the house of the wicked,

against those who help evildoers.

3 But the Egyptians are men and not God;

their horses are flesh and not spirit.

When the LORD stretches out his hand,

he who helps will stumble,

he who is helped will fall;

both will perish together.

 

4 This is what the LORD says to me:

 

“As a lion growls,

a great lion over his prey– [14]

and though a whole band of shepherds

is called together against him,

he is not frightened by their shouts

or disturbed by their clamor–

so the LORD Almighty will come down

to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights.

5 Like birds hovering overhead,

the LORD Almighty will shield Jerusalem;

he will shield it and deliver it,

he will `pass over’ it and will rescue it.”

 

6 Return to him you have so greatly revolted against, O Israelites. 7 For in that day every one of you will reject the idols of silver and gold your sinful hands have made.

 

8 “Assyria will fall by a sword that is not of man;

a sword, not of mortals, will devour them.

They will flee before the sword

and their young men will be put to forced labor.

9 Their stronghold will fall because of terror;

at sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic,”

declares the LORD,

whose fire is in Zion,

whose furnace is in Jerusalem. [15]

 

32 1 See, a king will reign in righteousness

and rulers will rule with justice.

2 Each man will be like a shelter from the wind

and a refuge from the storm,

like streams of water in the desert

and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.

 

3 Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed,

and the ears of those who hear will listen.

4 The mind of the rash will know and understand,

and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear.

5 No longer will the fool be called noble

nor the scoundrel be highly respected.

6 For the fool speaks folly,

his mind is busy with evil:

He practices ungodliness

and spreads error concerning the LORD;

the hungry he leaves empty

and from the thirsty he withholds water.

7 The scoundrel’s methods are wicked,

he makes up evil schemes

to destroy the poor with lies,

even when the plea of the needy is just.

8 But the noble man makes noble plans,

and by noble deeds he stands.

9 You women who are so complacent, [16]

rise up and listen to me;

you daughters who feel secure,

hear what I have to say!

10 In little more than a year

you who feel secure will tremble;

the grape harvest will fail,

and the harvest of fruit will not come.

11 Tremble, you complacent women;

shudder, you daughters who feel secure!

Strip off your clothes,

put sackcloth around your waists.

12 Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields,

for the fruitful vines

13 and for the land of my people,

a land overgrown with thorns and briers–

yes, mourn for all houses of merriment

and for this city of revelry.

14 The fortress will be abandoned,

the noisy city deserted;

citadel and watchtower will become a wasteland forever,

the delight of donkeys, a pasture for flocks,

15 till the Spirit is poured upon us from on high,

and the desert becomes a fertile field,

and the fertile field seems like a forest.

16 Justice will dwell in the desert

and righteousness live in the fertile field. [17]

17 The fruit of righteousness will be peace;

the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.

18 My people will live in peaceful dwelling places,

in secure homes,

in undisturbed places of rest.

19 Though hail flattens the forest

and the city is leveled completely,

20 how blessed you will be,

sowing your seed by every stream,

and letting your cattle and donkeys range free.

 

33 1 Woe to you, O destroyer,

you who have not been destroyed!

Woe to you, O traitor,

you who have not been betrayed!

When you stop destroying,

you will be destroyed;

when you stop betraying,

you will be betrayed.

 

2 O LORD, be gracious to us;

we long for you.

Be our strength every morning,

our salvation in time of distress. [18]

3 At the thunder of your voice, the peoples flee;

when you rise up, the nations scatter.

4 Your plunder, O nations, is harvested as by young locusts;

like a swarm of locusts men pounce on it.

 

5 The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high;

he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness.

6 He will be the sure foundation for your times,

a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;

the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure. A

 

7 Look, their brave men cry aloud in the streets;

the envoys of peace weep bitterly.

8 The highways are deserted,

no travelers are on the roads.

The treaty is broken,

its witnesses B are despised,

no one is respected.

9 The land mourns C and wastes away,

Lebanon is ashamed and withers;

Sharon is like the Arabah,

and Bashan and Carmel drop their leaves. [19]

 

NEW TESTAMENT:  GALATIANS 5:1 – 12

5 1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. 4 You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.

5 But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth? 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. 9 “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.” 10 I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view. The one who is throwing you into confusion will pay the penalty, whoever he may be. 11 Brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished. 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves! [20]


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