One Year Bible Reflections - Flipbook - Page 36
at his teaching, 29for he taught with real
authority—quite unlike their teachers
of religious law.
For the choir director: A psalm of David,
to be sung to the tune “Death of the Son.”
I will praise you, Lord, with all my
I will tell of all the marvelous
things you have done.
2 I will be filled with joy because
I will sing praises to your name,
O Most High.
My enemies retreated;
they staggered and died when you
4 For you have judged in my favor;
from your throne you have judged
5 You have rebuked the nations and
destroyed the wicked;
you have erased their names
6 The enemy is finished, in endless
the cities you uprooted are now
But the Lord reigns forever,
executing judgment from his
8 He will judge the world with justice
and rule the nations with fairness.
9 The Lord is a shelter for the
a refuge in times of trouble.
10 Those who know your name trust
for you, O Lord, do not abandon
those who search for you.
Sing praises to the Lord who reigns
Tell the world about his
12 For he who avenges murder cares for
He does not ignore the cries of
those who suffer.
9:11 Hebrew Zion; also in 9:14.
Wisdom will save you from the immoral woman, from the seductive
words of the promiscuous woman. She
has abandoned her husband and ignores the covenant she made before
God. Entering her house leads to death;
it is the road to the grave.* The man
who visits her is doomed. He will never
reach the paths of life. So follow the
steps of the good, and stay on the paths
of the righteous. For only the godly will
live in the land, and those with integrity
will remain in it. But the wicked will be
removed from the land, and the treacherous will be uprooted.
2:18 Hebrew to the spirits of the dead.
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When Sarah was 127 years old, 2she
died at Kiriath-arba (now called Hebron) in the land of Canaan. There Abraham mourned and wept for her.
3Then, leaving her body, he said to the
Hittite elders, 4“Here I am, a stranger and
a foreigner among you. Please sell me a
piece of land so I can give my wife a
5 The Hittites replied to Abraham,
6 “Listen, my lord, you are an honored
prince among us. Choose the finest of
our tombs and bury her there. No one
here will refuse to help you in this way.”
7Then Abraham bowed low before the
Hittites 8and said, “Since you are willing
to help me in this way, be so kind as to ask
Ephron son of Zohar 9to let me buy his
cave at Machpelah, down at the end of
his field. I will pay the full price in the
presence of witnesses, so I will have a
permanent burial place for my family.”
10 Ephron was sitting there among the
others, and he answered Abraham as
the others listened, speaking publicly