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Sirach 51:1-12Revised Standard Version (RSV)

51 I will give thanks to thee, O Lord and King,
    and will praise thee as God my Savior.
I give thanks to thy name,
    for thou hast been my protector and helper
and hast delivered my body from destruction
    and from the snare of a slanderous tongue,
    from lips that utter lies.
Before those who stood by
    thou wast my helper, and didst deliver me,
    in the greatness of thy mercy and of thy name,
from the gnashings of teeth about to devour me,[a]
    from the hand of those who sought my life,
    from the many afflictions that I endured,
from choking fire on every side
    and from the midst of fire which I did not kindle,
from the depths of the belly of Hades,
    from an unclean tongue and lying words—
    the slander of an unrighteous tongue to the king.
My soul drew near to death,
    and my life was very near to Hades beneath.
They surrounded me on every side,
    and there was no one to help me;
I looked for the assistance of men,
    and there was none.
Then I remembered thy mercy, O Lord,
    and thy work from of old,
that thou dost deliver those who wait for thee
    and dost save them from the hand of their enemies.
And I sent up my supplication from the earth,
    and prayed for deliverance from death.
10 I appealed to the Lord, the Father of my lord,
    not to forsake me in the days of affliction,
    at the time when there is no help against the proud.
11 I will praise thy name continually,
    and will sing praise with thanksgiving.
My prayer was heard,
12     for thou didst save me from destruction
    and rescue me from an evil plight.
Therefore I will give thanks to thee and praise thee,
    and I will bless the name of the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. Sirach 51:3 Cn Compare Vg: Gk when I was about to be devoured
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Revelation 7:13-17Revised Standard Version (RSV)

13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15 Therefore are they before the throne of God,
    and serve him day and night within his temple;
    and he who sits upon the throne will shelter them with his presence.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more;
    the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
    and he will guide them to springs of living water;
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Luke 12:4-12Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Exhortation to Fearless Confession

“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has power to cast into hell;[a] yes, I tell you, fear him! Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

“And I tell you, every one who acknowledges me before men, the Son of man also will acknowledge before the angels of God; but he who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. 10 And every one who speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious how or what you are to answer or what you are to say; 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 12:5 Greek Gehenna
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