Hosea 4-5 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
The charge against Israel
4 Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites,
4 ‘But let no one bring a charge,
‘Because you have rejected knowledge,
10 ‘They will eat but not have enough;
14 ‘I will not punish your daughters
15 ‘Though you, Israel, commit adultery,
‘Do not go to Gilgal;
Judgment against Israel
5 ‘Hear this, you priests!
4 ‘Their deeds do not permit them
8 ‘Sound the trumpet in Gibeah,
13 ‘When Ephraim saw his sickness,
2 John New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
1 The elder,
To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth – and not I only, but also all who know the truth – 2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us for ever:
3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.
4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. 5 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. 6 And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
7 I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what we[a] have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. 11 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.
12 I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
13 The children of your sister, who is chosen by God, send their greetings.
Psalm 125 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
A song of ascents.
1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
3 The sceptre of the wicked will not remain
4 Lord, do good to those who are good,
Peace be on Israel.
Proverbs 29:9-11 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
9 If a wise person goes to court with a fool,
10 The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity
11 Fools give full vent to their rage,