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 SEPTEMBER 27

 

PSALMS:   27, 57, 87, 117, 147

 

PROVERBS:  27

 

OLD TESTAMENT:  NAHUM 1:1 – 3:19

 

NEW TESTAMENT:  ROMANS 8:1 – 13

 

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 hisB 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:  NAHUM 1:1 – 3:19

1 1 An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

 

2 The LORD is a jealous and avenging God;

the LORD takes vengeance and is filled with wrath.

The LORD takes vengeance on his foes

and maintains his wrath against his enemies.

3 The LORD is slow to anger and great in power;

the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished.

His way is in the whirlwind and the storm,

and clouds are the dust of his feet.

4 He rebukes the sea and dries it up;

he makes all the rivers run dry.

Bashan and Carmel wither

and the blossoms of Lebanon fade.

5 The mountains quake before him

and the hills melt away.

The earth trembles at his presence,

the world and all who live in it.

6 Who can withstand his indignation?

Who can endure his fierce anger?

His wrath is poured out like fire;

the rocks are shattered before him.

 

7 The LORD is good,

a refuge in times of trouble. [11]

He cares for those who trust in him,

8 but with an overwhelming flood

he will make an end of Nineveh;

he will pursue his foes into darkness.

 

9 Whatever they plot against the LORD

he A will bring to an end;

trouble will not come a second time.

10 They will be entangled among thorns

and drunk from their wine;

they will be consumed like dry stubble. B

11 From you, O Nineveh, has one come forth

who plots evil against the LORD

and counsels wickedness.

 

12 This is what the LORD says:

 

“Although they have allies and are numerous,

they will be cut off and pass away.

Although I have afflicted you, O Judah,

I will afflict you no more.

13 Now I will break their yoke from your neck

and tear your shackles away.”

 

14 The LORD has given a command concerning you, Nineveh:

“You will have no descendants to bear your name. [12]

I will destroy the carved images and cast idols

that are in the temple of your gods.

I will prepare your grave,

for you are vile.”

 

15 Look, there on the mountains,

the feet of one who brings good news,

who proclaims peace!

Celebrate your festivals, O Judah,

and fulfill your vows.

No more will the wicked invade you;

they will be completely destroyed.

 

2 1 An attacker advances against you, Nineveh.

Guard the fortress,

watch the road,

brace yourselves,

marshal all your strength!

 

2 The LORD will restore the splendor of Jacob

like the splendor of Israel,

though destroyers have laid them waste

and have ruined their vines. [13]

 

3 The shields of his soldiers are red;

the warriors are clad in scarlet.

The metal on the chariots flashes

on the day they are made ready;

the spears of pine are brandished. A

4 The chariots storm through the streets,

rushing back and forth through the squares.

They look like flaming torches;

they dart about like lightning.

 

5 He summons his picked troops,

yet they stumble on their way.

They dash to the city wall;

the protective shield is put in place.

6 The river gates are thrown open

and the palace collapses.

7 It is decreed B that the city

be exiled and carried away.

Its slave girls moan like doves

and beat upon their breasts.

8 Nineveh is like a pool,

and its water is draining away.

“Stop! Stop!” they cry,

but no one turns back. [14]

 

9 Plunder the silver!

Plunder the gold!

The supply is endless,

the wealth from all its treasures!

 

10 She is pillaged, plundered, stripped!

Hearts melt, knees give way,

bodies tremble, every face grows pale.

 

11 Where now is the lions’ den,

the place where they fed their young,

where the lion and lioness went,

and the cubs, with nothing to fear?

12 The lion killed enough for his cubs

and strangled the prey for his mate,

filling his lairs with the kill

and his dens with the prey.

 

13 “I am against you,”

declares the LORD Almighty.

“I will burn up your chariots in smoke,

and the sword will devour your young lions.

I will leave you no prey on the earth.

The voices of your messengers

will no longer be heard.” [15]

 

3 1 Woe to the city of blood,

full of lies,

full of plunder,

never without victims!

2 The crack of whips,

the clatter of wheels,

galloping horses

and jolting chariots!

3 Charging cavalry,

flashing swords

and glittering spears!

Many casualties,

piles of dead,

bodies without number,

people stumbling over the corpses–

4 all because of the wanton lust of a harlot,

alluring, the mistress of sorceries,

who enslaved nations by her prostitution

and peoples by her witchcraft.

 

5 “I am against you,” declares the LORD Almighty.

“I will lift your skirts over your face.

I will show the nations your nakedness

and the kingdoms your shame.

6 I will pelt you with filth,

I will treat you with contempt

and make you a spectacle. [16]

7 All who see you will flee from you and say,

`Nineveh is in ruins–who will mourn for her?’

Where can I find anyone to comfort you?”

 

8 Are you better than Thebes, A

situated on the Nile,

with water around her?

The river was her defense,

the waters her wall.

9 Cush B and Egypt were her boundless strength;

Put and Libya were among her allies.

 

10 Yet she was taken captive

and went into exile.

Her infants were dashed to pieces

at the head of every street.

Lots were cast for her nobles,

and all her great men were put in chains.

11 You too will become drunk;

you will go into hiding

and seek refuge from the enemy.

 

12 All your fortresses are like fig trees

with their first ripe fruit;

when they are shaken, [17]

the figs fall into the mouth of the eater.

13 Look at your troops–

they are all women!

The gates of your land

are wide open to your enemies;

fire has consumed their bars.

 

14 Draw water for the siege,

strengthen your defenses!

Work the clay,

tread the mortar,

repair the brickwork!

15 There the fire will devour you;

the sword will cut you down

and, like grasshoppers, consume you.

Multiply like grasshoppers,

multiply like locusts!

16 You have increased the number of your merchants

till they are more than the stars of the sky,

but like locusts they strip the land

and then fly away.

17 Your guards are like locusts,

your officials like swarms of locusts

that settle in the walls on a cold day–

but when the sun appears they fly away,

and no one knows where. [18]

 

 

18 O king of Assyria, your shepherds C slumber;

your nobles lie down to rest.

Your people are scattered on the mountains

with no one to gather them.

19 Nothing can heal your wound;

your injury is fatal.

Everyone who hears the news about you

claps his hands at your fall,

for who has not felt

your endless cruelty? [19]

 

NEW TESTAMENT:  ROMANS 8:1 – 13

8 1 When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.

3 Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. 4 The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel’s hand. 5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.

6 Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.

7 The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

8 The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9 a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water—11 the name of the star is Wormwood. A A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.

12 The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.

13 As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: “Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!” [20]

 


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Posted January 13, 2012 by jeshorowitz123

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  1. Thank you for diligently spreading the Word of God to those around us. Also thank you so much for the reblogs from my SIH site. You are a blessing and encouragment to me. Lord bless you.

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