One Year Pray for Life Sampler - Flipbook - Page 66
(the eighth). God had richly blessed
6 Obed-edom’s son Shemaiah had sons
with great ability who earned positions of
great authority in the clan. 7 Their names
were Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad.
Their relatives, Elihu and Semakiah, were
also very capable men.
8 All of these descendants of Obed-edom,
including their sons and grandsons—
sixty-two of them in all—were very
capable men, well qualified for their work.
9 Meshelemiah’s eighteen sons and relatives
were also very capable men.
10 Hosah, of the Merari clan, appointed
Shimri as the leader among his sons,
though he was not the oldest. 11 His other
sons included Hilkiah (the second),
Tebaliah (the third), and Zechariah (the
fourth). Hosah’s sons and relatives, who
served as gatekeepers, numbered thirteen
24:20 Hebrew Shubael (also in 24:20b), a variant spelling of
Shebuel; compare 23:16 and 26:24. 24:22 Hebrew Shelomoth
(also in 24:22b), a variant spelling of Shelomith; compare 23:18.
24:23 Hebrew From the descendants of Jeriah; compare 23:19.
25:3 As in one Hebrew manuscript and some Greek manuscripts
(see also 25:17); most Hebrew manuscripts lack Shimei.
25:4 Hebrew Shebuel, a variant spelling of Shubael; compare
25:9 As in Greek version; Hebrew lacks and twelve of
25:11 Hebrew Izri, a variant spelling of
his sons and relatives.
Zeri; compare 25:3. 25:14 Hebrew Jesarelah, a variant spelling
of Asarelah; compare 25:2. 25:18 Hebrew Azarel, a variant
spelling of Uzziel; compare 25:4. 25:22 Hebrew Jeremoth, a
variant spelling of Jerimoth; compare 25:4. 25:24 Hebrew
Joshbekasha, a variant spelling of Joshbekashah; compare
26:1 As in Greek version (see also Exod 6:24); Hebrew
9 Now, is this blessing only for the J
ews, or is
it also for uncircumcised Gentiles?* Well, we
have been saying that Abraham was counted
as righteous by God because of his faith. 10 But
how did this happen? Was he counted as righ
teous only after he was circumcised, or was it
before he was circumcised? Clearly, God ac
cepted Abraham before he was circumcised!
11 Circumcision was a sign that Abra
already had faith and that God had already ac
cepted him and declared him to be righteous
—even before he was circumcised. So Abra
ham is the spiritual father of those who have
faith but have not been circumcised. They are
counted as righteous because of their faith.
12 And Abraham is also the spiritual father of
those who have been circumcised, but only if
they have the same kind of faith Abraham had
before he was circumcised.
4:3 Gen 15:6. 4:78 Ps 32:12 (Greek version). 4:9 Greek
is this blessing only for the circumcised, or is it also for the
For the choir director: A psalm of David.
Abraham was, humanly speaking, the founder
of our Jewish nation. What did he discover
about being made right with God? 2 If his good
deeds had made him acceptable to God, he
would have had something to boast about. But
that was not God’s way. 3 For the Scriptures tell
us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted
him as righteous because of his faith.”*
4 When people work, their wages are not
a gift, but something they have earned. 5 But
people are counted as righteous, not because
of their work, but because of their faith in God
who forgives sinners. 6 David also spoke of this
when he described the happiness of those
who are declared righteous without working
“Oh, what joy for those
whose disobedience is forgiven,
whose sins are put out of sight.
Yes, what joy for those
whose record the Lord has cleared
O Lord, how long will you forget me?
How long will you look the other way?
How long must I struggle with anguish in
with sorrow in my heart every day?
How long will my enemy have the upper
Turn and answer me, O Lord my God!
Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or
I will die.
Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We
have defeated him!”
Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall.
But I trust in your unfailing love.
I will rejoice because you have
I will sing to the Lord
because he is good to me.
Lazy people sleep soundly,
but idleness leaves them hungry.
Keep the commandments and keep your
despising them leads to death.
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