12 [a]Do homage to (A)the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For (B)His wrath may [b]soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who (C)take refuge in Him!

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 2:12 Lit Kiss; some ancient versions read Do homage purely, or, Lay hold of instruction
  2. Psalm 2:12 Or quickly, suddenly, easily

The Words of Agur

30 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the [a]oracle.

The man declares to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:

Surely I am more (A)stupid than any man,
And I do not have the understanding of a man.
Neither have I learned wisdom,
Nor do I have the (B)knowledge of the Holy One.
Who has (C)ascended into heaven and descended?
Who has gathered the (D)wind in His fists?
Who has (E)wrapped the waters in [b]His garment?
Who has (F)established all the ends of the earth?
What is His (G)name or His son’s name?
Surely you know!

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  1. Proverbs 30:1 Or burden
  2. Proverbs 30:4 Lit the

For a (A)child will be born to us, a (B)son will be given to us;
And the (C)government will [a]rest (D)on His shoulders;
And His name will be called (E)Wonderful Counselor, (F)Mighty God,
Eternal (G)Father, Prince of (H)Peace.

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  1. Isaiah 9:6 Lit be

There will be (A)no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the (B)throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with (C)justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
(D)The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.

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The Suffering Servant

53 (A)Who has believed our message?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For He grew up before Him like a (B)tender [a]shoot,
And like a root out of parched ground;
He has (C)no stately form or majesty
That we should look upon Him,
Nor appearance that we should [b]be attracted to Him.
He was (D)despised and forsaken of men,
A man of [c]sorrows and (E)acquainted with [d]grief;
And like one from whom men hide their face
He was (F)despised, and we did not (G)esteem Him.

Surely our [e]griefs He Himself (H)bore,
And our [f]sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
[g]Smitten of (I)God, and afflicted.
But He was [h]pierced through for (J)our transgressions,
He was crushed for (K)our iniquities;
The (L)chastening for our [i]well-being fell upon Him,
And by (M)His scourging we are healed.

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  1. Isaiah 53:2 Lit suckling
  2. Isaiah 53:2 Lit desire
  3. Isaiah 53:3 Or pains
  4. Isaiah 53:3 Or sickness
  5. Isaiah 53:4 Or sickness
  6. Isaiah 53:4 Or pains
  7. Isaiah 53:4 Or Struck down by
  8. Isaiah 53:5 Or wounded
  9. Isaiah 53:5 Or peace

For all of us have become like one who is (A)unclean,
And all our (B)righteous deeds are like a filthy garment;
And all of us (C)wither like a leaf,
And our (D)iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

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There is (A)no one who calls on Your name,
Who arouses himself to take hold of You;
For You have (B)hidden Your face from us
And have [a]delivered us into the power of our iniquities.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 64:7 Reading with the DSS and versions; M.T. melted

28 (A)Come to Me, all [a]who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and (B)learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and (C)you will find rest for your souls. 30 For (D)My yoke is [b]easy and My burden is light.”

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  1. Matthew 11:28 Or who work to exhaustion
  2. Matthew 11:30 Or comfortable, or pleasant

14 As (A)Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must (B)the Son of Man (C)be lifted up;

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16 “For God so (A)loved the world, that He (B)gave His [a](C)only begotten Son, that whoever (D)believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

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  1. John 3:16 Or unique, only one of His kind

25 Jesus said to her, (A)I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,

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26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me (A)will never die. Do you believe this?”

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