When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called out to him from the bush, “Moses, Moses!”

“Here I am,” he answered.

“Do not come closer,” he said. “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”(A) Then he continued, “I am the God of your father,[a] the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.”(B) Moses hid his face because he was afraid to look at God.

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  1. 3:6 Sam, some LXX mss read fathers; Ac 7:32

Commander of the Lord’s Army

13 When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand.(A) Joshua approached him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”

14 “Neither,” he replied. “I have now come as commander of the Lord’s army.”(B)

Then Joshua bowed with his face to the ground in homage(C) and asked him, “What does my lord want to say to his servant?”

15 The commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.”(D) And Joshua did that.

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Where can I go to escape your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?(A)
If I go up to heaven, you are there;(B)
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.(C)
If I fly on the wings of the dawn
and settle down on the western horizon,[a]
10 even there your hand will lead me;
your right hand will hold on to me.(D)
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me,
and the light around me will be night”(E)
12 even the darkness is not dark to you.
The night shines like the day;
darkness and light are alike to you.(F)

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  1. 139:9 Lit the end of the sea

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