Hosea 10-12 English Standard Version (ESV)
10 Israel is a luxuriant vine
3 For now they will say:
7 Samaria's king shall perish
9 From the days of Gibeah, you have sinned, O Israel;
11 Ephraim was a trained calf
13 You have plowed iniquity;
The Lord's Love for Israel
11 When Israel was a child, I loved him,
3 Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk;
5 They shall not[i] return to the land of Egypt,
8 How can I give you up, O Ephraim?
10 They shall go after the Lord;
The Lord's Indictment of Israel and Judah
2 The Lord has an indictment against Judah
7 A merchant, in whose hands are false balances,
10 I spoke to the prophets;
Psalm 73 English Standard Version (ESV)
God Is My Strength and Portion Forever
A Psalm of Asaph.
73 Truly God is good to Israel,
4 For they have no pangs until death;
16 But when I thought how to understand this,
18 Truly you set them in slippery places;
23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
27 For behold, those who are far from you shall perish;
Hebrews 4 English Standard Version (ESV)
4 Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. 2 For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.[a] 3 For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said,
“As I swore in my wrath,
although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” 5 And again in this passage he said,
“They shall not enter my rest.”
6 Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, 7 again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted,
“Today, if you hear his voice,
8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God[b] would not have spoken of another day later on. 9 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10 for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.
11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Jesus the Great High Priest
14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
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