THEAUG15BIBLE/Psalms

Psalms
73,23 Nevertheless I am continually with Thee; Thou holdest my right hand. 73,24 Thou wilt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me with glory. 73,25 Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And beside Thee I desire none upon earth.
73,26 My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.
73,27 For, lo, they that go far from Thee shall perish; Thou dost destroy all them that go astray from Thee. 73,28 But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; {N}
I have made the Eternal One GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all Thy works. {P}

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THEAUG15BIBLE/Genesis

Genesis 50,15 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said: ‘It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully requite us all the evil which we did unto him.’ 50,16 And they sent a message unto Joseph, saying: ‘Thy father did command before he died, saying: 50,17 So shall ye say unto Joseph: Forgive, I pray thee now, the transgression of thy brethren, and their sin, for that they did unto thee evil. And now, we pray thee, forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of thy father.’ And Joseph wept when they spoke unto him. 50,18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said: ‘Behold, we are thy bondmen.’ 50,19 And Joseph said unto them: ‘Fear not; for am I in the place of God? 50,20 And as for you, ye meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. 50,21 Now therefore fear ye not; I will sustain you, and your little ones.’ And he comforted them, and spoke kindly unto them. 50,22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house; and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years. 50,23 And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation; the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born upon Joseph’s knees. 50,24 And Joseph said unto his brethren: ‘I die; but God will surely remember you, and bring you up out of this land unto the land which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.’ 50,25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying: ‘God will surely remember you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.’ 50,26 So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old. And they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. {P}

THEAUG15BIBLE/Jeremiah

Jeremiah 6,16 Thus saith the LORD: stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said: ‘We will not walk therein.’ 6,17 And I set watchmen over you: ‘Attend to the sound of the horn’, but they said: ‘We will not attend.’ 6,18 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is against them. 6,19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not attended unto My words, and as for My teaching, they have rejected it. 6,20 To what purpose is to Me the frankincense that cometh from Sheba, and the sweet cane, from a far country? Your burnt-offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices pleasing unto Me. 6,21 Therefore thus saith the LORD: Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall stumble against them, the neighbour and his friend, and they shall perish. {P}

6,22 Thus saith the LORD: Behold, a people cometh from the north country, and a great nation shall be roused from the uttermost parts of the earth. 6,23 They lay hold on bow and spear, they are cruel, and have no compassion; their voice is like the roaring sea, and they ride upon horses; set in array, as a man for war, against thee, O daughter of Zion. 6,24 ‘We have heard the fame thereof, our hands wax feeble, anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.’ 6,25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for there is the sword of the enemy, and terror on every side. 6,26 O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes; make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation; for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us. 6,27 I have made thee a tower and a fortress among My people; that thou mayest know and try their way. 6,28 They are all grievous revolters, going about with slanders; they are brass and iron; they all of them deal corruptly. 6,29 The bellows blow fiercely, the lead is consumed of the fire; in vain doth the founder refine, for the wicked are not separated. 6,30 Refuse silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them. {P}

7,1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying: 7,2 Stand in the gate of the LORD’S house, and proclaim there this word, and say: Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD. {S} 7,3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. 7,4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying: ‘The temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, are these.’ 7,5 Nay, but if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye thoroughly execute justice between a man and his neighbour; 7,6 if ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt; 7,7 then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever. 7,8 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. 7,9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and offer unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye have not known, 7,10 and come and stand before Me in this house, whereupon My name is called, and say: ‘We are delivered’, that ye may do all these abominations? 7,11 Is this house, whereupon My name is called, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it, saith the LORD.

THEAUG15BIBLE/Nehemiah

Nehemiah 5,4 There were also that said: ‘We have borrowed money for the king’s tribute upon our fields and our vineyards. 5,5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children; and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought into bondage already; neither is it in our power to help it; for other men have our fields and our vineyards.’ 5,6 And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words. 5,7 Then I consulted with myself, and contended with the nobles and the rulers, and said unto them: ‘Ye lend upon pledge, every one to his brother.’ And I held a great assembly against them. 5,8 And I said unto them: ‘We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, that sold themselves unto the heathen; and would ye nevertheless sell your brethren, and should they sell themselves unto us?’ Then held they their peace, and found never a word. {S} 5,9 Also I said: ‘The thing that ye do is not good; ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies? 5,10 And I likewise, my brethren and my servants, have lent them money and corn. I pray you, let us leave off this exaction. 5,11 Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their fields, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundred pieces of silver, and the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them.’ 5,12 Then said they: ‘We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do, even as thou sayest.’ Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise. 5,13 Also I shook out my lap, and said: ‘So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise; even thus be he shaken out, and emptied.’ And all the congregation said: ‘Amen’, and praised the LORD. And the people did according to this promise. 5,14 Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor. 5,15 But the former governors that were before me laid burdens upon the people, and took of them for bread and wine above forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants lorded over the people; but so did not I, because of the fear of God. 5,16 Yea, also I set hand to the work of this wall, neither bought we any land; and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work. 5,17 Moreover there were at my table of the Jews and the rulers a hundred and fifty men, beside those that came unto us from among the nations that were round about us. 5,18 Now that which was prepared for one day was one ox and six choice sheep, also fowls were prepared for me; and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine; yet for all this I demanded not the bread of the governor, because the service was heavy upon this people. 5,19 Remember unto me, O my God, for good, all that I have done for this people. {P}

THEAUG15BIBLE/Luke

Luke 20
29There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. 30And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
31And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died. 32Last of all the woman died also.
33Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.
34And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him. 39Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said. 40And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.

Today’s5Psalms66

“I will declare what He hath done for my soul”
Psalms Chapter 66
1 For the Leader.
A Song, a Psalm.
Shout unto The Mighty One, all the earth;
2 Sing ye praises of the worthiness of His name; proclaim His praise worthy. 3 Say unto The Mighty One:
‘How tremendous is Thy work!
Through the greatness of Thy power shall Thine enemies dwindle away before Thee.
4 All the earth shall worship Thee, and shall sing praises unto Thee; they shall sing praises to Thy name.’ Selah
5 Come, and see the works of The Mighty One; frightening doings upon the sons of men.
6 He turned the sea into dry land; they went through the river on foot; there let us rejoice in Him! 7 Who ruleth by His might for ever; His eyes keep watch upon the gatherings; {N} let not the rebellious exalt themselves.
Selah
8 Kneel, ye peoples, and make the voice of His praise to be heard; 9 Who hath set our soul in life, and suffered not our foot to be moved,
10 Because Thou, The Mighty One, hast tried us; Thou hast refined us, as silver is refined. 11 Thou didst bring us into the hold; Thou didst lay constraint upon our loins.
12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; but Thou didst bring us out unto abundance.
13 I will come into Thy house with burnt-offerings, I will perform unto Thee my vows, 14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in distress.
15 I will offer unto Thee burnt-offerings of fatlings, with the sweet smoke of rams; {N} I will offer bullocks with goats.
Selah
16 Come, and hearken, all ye that honor The Mighty One, and I will declare what He hath done for my soul. 17 I cried unto Him with my mouth, and He was extolled with my tongue. 18 When I regard evil in my mind my Master will not hear;
19 Firmly The Mighty One hath heard; He hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
20 Blessed be The Mighty One, who hath not turned away my prayer, nor His loyalty from me. {P}