38 I will purge(A) you of those who revolt and rebel against me. Although I will bring them out of the land where they are living, yet they will not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord.(B)

39 “‘As for you, people of Israel, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Go and serve your idols,(C) every one of you! But afterward you will surely listen to me and no longer profane my holy name(D) with your gifts and idols.(E) 40 For on my holy mountain, the high mountain of Israel,(F) declares the Sovereign Lord, there in the land all the people of Israel will serve me, and there I will accept them. There I will require your offerings(G) and your choice gifts,[a] along with all your holy sacrifices.(H) 41 I will accept you as fragrant incense(I) when I bring you out from the nations and gather(J) you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will be proved holy(K) through you in the sight of the nations.(L) 42 Then you will know that I am the Lord,(M) when I bring you into the land of Israel,(N) the land I had sworn with uplifted hand to give to your ancestors.(O) 43 There you will remember your conduct(P) and all the actions by which you have defiled yourselves, and you will loathe yourselves(Q) for all the evil you have done.(R) 44 You will know that I am the Lord, when I deal with you for my name’s sake(S) and not according to your evil ways and your corrupt practices, you people of Israel, declares the Sovereign Lord.(T)’”

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  1. Ezekiel 20:40 Or and the gifts of your firstfruits

Psalm 111[a]

Praise the Lord.[b]

I will extol the Lord(A) with all my heart(B)
    in the council(C) of the upright and in the assembly.(D)

Great are the works(E) of the Lord;
    they are pondered by all(F) who delight in them.
Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
    and his righteousness endures(G) forever.
He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and compassionate.(H)
He provides food(I) for those who fear him;(J)
    he remembers his covenant(K) forever.

He has shown his people the power of his works,(L)
    giving them the lands of other nations.(M)
The works of his hands(N) are faithful and just;
    all his precepts are trustworthy.(O)
They are established for ever(P) and ever,
    enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
He provided redemption(Q) for his people;
    he ordained his covenant forever—
    holy and awesome(R) is his name.

10 The fear of the Lord(S) is the beginning of wisdom;(T)
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.(U)
    To him belongs eternal praise.(V)

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  1. Psalm 111:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Psalm 111:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah

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