One Year Bible Reflections - Flipbook - Page 73
A prayer of David.
O Lord, hear my plea for justice.
Listen to my cry for help.
Pay attention to my prayer,
for it comes from honest lips.
2 Declare me innocent,
for you see those who do right.
You have tested my thoughts and
examined my heart in the
You have scrutinized me and
found nothing wrong.
I am determined not to sin in
what I say.
4 I have followed your commands,
which keep me from following
cruel and evil people.
5 My steps have stayed on your path;
I have not wavered from following
I am praying to you because I know
you will answer, O God.
Bend down and listen as I pray.
7 Show me your unfailing love in
By your mighty power you rescue
those who seek refuge from their
8 Guard me as you would guard your
Hide me in the shadow of your
9 Protect me from wicked people who
from murderous enemies who
10 They are without pity.
Listen to their boasting!
11 They track me down and
watching for the chance to throw
me to the ground.
12 They are like hungry lions, eager to
tear me apart—
like young lions hiding in ambush.
Arise, O Lord!
Stand against them, and bring
them to their knees!
Rescue me from the wicked with
14 By the power of your hand, O Lord,
destroy those who look to this
world for their reward.
But satisfy the hunger of your
May their children have plenty,
leaving an inheritance for their
15 Because I am righteous, I will see
When I awake, I will see you face
to face and be satisfied.
17:8 Hebrew as the pupil of your eye.
The Lord curses the house of the
wicked, but he blesses the home of the
upright. The Lord mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.*
The wise inherit honor, but fools are
put to shame!
3:34 Greek version reads The Lord opposes the proud /
but gives grace to the humble. Compare Jas 4:6; 1 Pet 5:5.
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So Pharaoh told Joseph his dream. “In
my dream,” he said, “I was standing on
the bank of the Nile River, 18and I saw
seven fat, healthy cows come up out of
the river and begin grazing in the
marsh grass. 19But then I saw seven sicklooking cows, scrawny and thin, come
up after them. I’ve never seen such
sorry-looking animals in all the land of
Egypt. 20These thin, scrawny cows ate
the seven fat cows. 21But afterward you
wouldn’t have known it, for they were
still as thin and scrawny as before!
Then I woke up.
22“In my dream I also saw seven heads
of grain, full and beautiful, growing on
a single stalk. 23Then seven more heads