Hebrews 2 English Standard Version (ESV)
Warning Against Neglecting Salvation
2 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2 For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, 4 while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
The Founder of Salvation
5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere,
“What is man, that you are mindful of him,
Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source.[b] That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,[c] 12 saying,
“I will tell of your name to my brothers;
13 And again,
“I will put my trust in him.”
“Behold, I and the children God has given me.”
14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16 For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
Lamentations 4-5 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Holy Stones Lie Scattered
4 How the gold has grown dim,
2 The precious sons of Zion,
3 Even jackals offer the breast;
4 The tongue of the nursing infant sticks
5 Those who once feasted on delicacies
8 Now their face is blacker than soot;
9 Happier were the victims of the sword
10 The hands of compassionate women
11 The Lord gave full vent to his wrath;
12 The kings of the earth did not believe,
13 This was for the sins of her prophets
14 They wandered, blind, through the streets;
15 “Away! Unclean!” people cried at them.
16 The Lord himself[f] has scattered them;
17 Our eyes failed, ever watching
18 They dogged our steps
19 Our pursuers were swifter
20 The breath of our nostrils, the Lord's anointed,
21 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom,
22 The punishment of your iniquity, O daughter of Zion, is accomplished;
Restore Us to Yourself, O Lord
5 Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us;
Psalm 103 English Standard Version (ESV)
Bless the Lord, O My Soul
103 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
6 The Lord works righteousness
15 As for man, his days are like grass;
20 Bless the Lord, O you his angels,
Proverbs 26:23 English Standard Version (ESV)
23 Like the glaze[a] covering an earthen vessel
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