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For this reason the gospel was also preached to those who are now dead, so that, although they might be judged by men in the fleshly realm, they might live by God in the spiritual realm.





My eager expectation and hope is that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all boldness, Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life or by death.



Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, so that you obey its desires. And do not offer any parts of it to sin as weapons for unrighteousness. But as those who are alive from the dead, offer yourselves to God, and all the parts of yourselves to God as weapons for righteousness.



“You must not hold back offerings from your harvest or your vats. Give Me the firstborn of your sons.







since we have been rescued
from our enemies’ clutches,
to serve Him without fear


Finally then, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received from us how you must walk and please God—as you are doing—do so even more.






Gather the people-men, women, children, and foreigners living within your gates-so that they may listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and be careful to follow all the words of this law. Then their children who do not know [the law] will listen and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess."


When she had weaned him, she took him with her to Shiloh, as well as a three-year-old bull, half a bushel of flour, and a jar of wine. Though the boy was still young, she took him to the Lord’s house at Shiloh.


Some people were bringing little children to Him so He might touch them, but His disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw it, He was indignant and said to them, "Let the little children come to Me. Don't stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you: Whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." read more.
After taking them in His arms, He laid His hands on them and blessed them.





Saul responded, “I have sinned. Come back, my son David, I will never harm you again because today you considered my life precious. I have been a fool! I’ve committed a grave error.”







You are to eat a tenth of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, in the presence of Yahweh your God at the place where He chooses to have His name dwell, so that you will always learn to fear the Lord your God.

This is so that all the people of the earth may know that the Lord’s hand is mighty, and so that you may always fear the Lord your God.”














listening closely to wisdom
and directing your heart to understanding;


Listen, my son, and be wise;
keep your mind on the right course.








Samuel told them, “If you are returning to the Lord with all your heart, get rid of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths that are among you, dedicate yourselves to the Lord, and worship only Him. Then He will rescue you from the hand of the Philistines.”


Let your heart be completely devoted to the Lord our God to walk in His statutes and to keep His commands, as it is today.”




and it was announced to the king, “Nathan the prophet is here.” He came into the king’s presence and bowed to him with his face to the ground.

After that, David got up, went out of the cave, and called to Saul, “My lord the king!” When Saul looked behind him, David bowed to the ground in homage.

Otherwise, when my lord the king rests with his fathers, I and my son Solomon will be regarded as criminals.”



Therefore, you must submit, not only because of wrath, but also because of your conscience.




Pay your obligations to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes, tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect, and honor to those you owe honor.


First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.




Sustain me with raisins;
refresh me with apricots,
for I am lovesick.

Set me as a seal on your heart,
as a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death;
ardent love is as unrelenting as Sheol.
Love’s flames are fiery flames
the fiercest of all.





Tell me, you, the one I love:
Where do you pasture your sheep?
Where do you let them rest at noon?
Why should I be like one who veils herself
beside the flocks of your companions?


Mighty waters cannot extinguish love;
rivers cannot sweep it away.
If a man were to give all his wealth for love,
it would be utterly scorned.






Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why she loved much. But the one who is forgiven little, loves little.”


Not to us, Yahweh, not to us,
but to Your name give glory
because of Your faithful love, because of Your truth.

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His faithful love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever. Let Israel say, "His faithful love endures forever." Let the house of Aaron say, "His faithful love endures forever." read more.
Let those who fear the Lord say, "His faithful love endures forever."

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His faithful love endures forever.



May the Lord grant that he obtain mercy from Him on that day. And you know very well how much he ministered at Ephesus.



For the choir director. A Davidic psalm, when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had gone to Bathsheba.Be gracious to me, God,
according to Your faithful love;
according to Your abundant compassion,
blot out my rebellion.

Remember, Lord, Your compassion
and Your faithful love,
for they have existed from antiquity.

Turn, Lord! Rescue me;
save me because of Your faithful love.


I will rejoice and be glad in Your faithful love
because You have seen my affliction.
You have known the troubles of my life





It is not that we don’t have the right to support, but we did it to make ourselves an example to you so that you would imitate us.











They are to be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God. For they present the fire offerings to Yahweh, the food of their God, and they must be holy.

“You are to make a pure gold medallion and engrave it, like the engraving of a seal:HOLY TO THE LORD.










My eager expectation and hope is that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all boldness, Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For me, living is Christ and dying is gain.









Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.








“You and your sons are not to drink wine or beer when you enter the tent of meeting, or else you will die; this is a permanent statute throughout your generations.












Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.


I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels to observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing out of favoritism.








“If you carefully obey my commands I am giving you today, to love the Lord your God and worship Him with all your heart and all your soul,

But thank God that, although you used to be slaves of sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were transferred to,



Foreigners submit to me grudgingly;
as soon as they hear, they obey me.


Do not turn aside to the right or the left from all the things I am commanding you today, and do not go after other gods to worship them.




and told them, "You have done everything Moses the Lord's servant commanded you and have obeyed me in everything I commanded you. You have not deserted your brothers even once this whole time but have carried out the requirement of the command of the Lord your God.


Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on earth belongs to You. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom, and You are exalted as head over all.

You who are far off, hear what I have done;
you who are near, know My strength.”



Do you not fear Me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Do you not tremble before Me,
the One who set the sand as the boundary of the sea,
an enduring barrier that it cannot cross?
The waves surge, but they cannot prevail.
They roar but cannot pass over it.



Let the groans of the prisoners reach You;
according to Your great power,
preserve those condemned to die.


to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time, now and forever. Amen.



While he was facing the square in front of the Water Gate, he read out of it from daybreak until noon before the men, the women, and those who could understand. All the people listened attentively to the book of the law.

so you must go and read from the scroll—which you wrote at my dictation—the words of the Lord in the hearing of the people at the temple of the Lord on a day of fasting. You must also read them in the hearing of all the Judeans who are coming from their cities.

After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have any message of encouragement for the people, you can speak.”

when all Israel assembles in the presence of the Lord your God at the place He chooses, you are to read this law aloud before all Israel. Gather the people-men, women, children, and foreigners living within your gates-so that they may listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and be careful to follow all the words of this law. Then their children who do not know [the law] will listen and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess."











“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock.



In the third year of his reign, Jehoshaphat sent his officials-Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah-to teach in the cities of Judah. The Levites with them were Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah; the priests, Elishama and Jehoram, were with these Levites. They taught throughout Judah, [having] the book of the Lord's instruction with them. They went throughout the towns of Judah and taught the people.

Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, and Pelaiah, who were Levites, explained the law to the people as they stood in their places. They read the book of the law of God, translating and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was read.


These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.

“Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on your hands, and let them be a symbol on your foreheads.





It is to remain with him, and he is to read from it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to observe all the words of this instruction, and to do these statutes.

Search and read the scroll of the Lord:
Not one of them will be missing,
none will be lacking its mate,
because He has ordered it by my mouth,
and He will gather them by His Spirit.


This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the message about God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the message of God, which also works effectively in you believers.



“You aren’t from Galilee too, are you?” they replied. “Investigate and you will see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”














So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this. And they believed the Scripture and the statement Jesus had made.


Now determine in your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God. Get started building the Lord God’s sanctuary so that you may bring the ark of the Lord’s covenant and the holy articles of God to the temple that is to be built for the name of Yahweh.”

But from there, you will search for the Lord your God, and you will find Him when you seek Him with all your heart and all your soul.






Sow righteousness for yourselves
and reap faithful love;
break up your unplowed ground.
It is time to seek the Lord
until He comes and sends righteousness
on you like the rain.


Search for the Lord and for His strength;
seek His face always.


I sought the Lord in my day of trouble.
My hands were continually lifted up
all night long;
I refused to be comforted.



Hate evil and love good;
establish justice in the gate.
Perhaps the Lord, the God of Hosts, will be gracious
to the remnant of Joseph.










A sound is heard on the barren heights,
the children of Israel weeping and begging for mercy,
for they have perverted their way;
they have forgotten the Lord their God.



He will look at men and say,
“I have sinned and perverted what was right;
yet I did not get what I deserved.



For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Davidic psalm.I said, “I will guard my ways
so that I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth with a muzzle
as long as the wicked are in my presence.”










if there is iniquity in your hand, remove it,
and don’t allow injustice to dwell in your tents—


and you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey Him with all your heart and all your soul by doing everything I am giving you today,

so they cried out to the Lord, saying, “We have sinned against You. We have abandoned our God and worshiped the Baals.”

“But if they will confess their sin and the sin of their fathers—their unfaithfulness that they practiced against Me, and how they acted with hostility toward Me,

and when they come to their senses in the land where they were deported and repent and petition You in their captors' land: "We have sinned and done wrong; we have been wicked," and when they return to You with their whole mind and heart in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and when they pray to You in the direction of their land that You gave their ancestors, the city You have chosen, and the temple I have built for Your name,



Israel, return to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled in your sin. Take words [of repentance] with you and return to the Lord. Say to Him: "Forgive all [our] sin and accept what is good, so that we may repay You with praise from our lips.


The men of Nineveh believed in God. They proclaimed a fast and dressed in sackcloth—from the greatest of them to the least.

However, if that nation I have made an announcement about turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the disaster I had planned to do to it.




I will wait for the Lord,
who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob.
I will wait for Him.

Deliver me from my enemies, my God; protect me from those who rise up against me. Deliver me from those who practice sin, and save me from men of bloodshed. Lord, look! They set an ambush for me. Powerful men attack me, but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine. read more.
For no fault of mine, they run and take up a position. Awake to help me, and take notice. You, Lord God of Hosts, God of Israel, rise up to punish all the nations; do not show grace to any wicked traitors. Selah They return at evening, snarling like dogs and prowling around the city. Look, they spew from their mouths- sharp words from their lips. "For who," [they say,] "will hear?" But You laugh at them, Lord; You ridicule all the nations. I will keep watch for You, my strength, because God is my stronghold.






For the choir director: according to Jeduthun. A Davidic psalm.I am at rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from Him.




Yes, Yahweh, we wait for You
in the path of Your judgments.
Our desire is for Your name and renown.




I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning—
more than watchmen for the morning.




Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
for You are the God of my salvation;
I wait for You all day long.














Anyone who listens to me is happy,
watching at my doors every day,
waiting by the posts of my doorway.






Then the Levite, who has no portion or inheritance among you, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow within your gates may come, eat, and be satisfied. And the Lord your God will bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.

Rejoice before Yahweh your God in the place where He chooses to have His name dwell—you, your son and daughter, your male and female slave, the Levite within your gates, as well as the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow among you.

"When you reap the harvest in your field, and you forget a sheaf in the field, do not go back to get it. It is to be left for the foreign resident, the fatherless, and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. When you knock down the fruit from your olive tree, you must not go over the branches again. What remains will be for the foreign resident, the fatherless, and the widow. When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you must not glean what is left. What remains will be for the foreign resident, the fatherless, and the widow.



If any believing woman has widows in her family, she should help them, and the church should not be burdened, so that it can help those who are genuinely widows.



No widow should be placed on the official support list unless she is at least 60 years old, has been the wife of one husband,








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