Isaiah 15-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Judgment on Moab
15 The [a]oracle concerning Moab.
Surely in a night Ar of Moab is devastated and ruined;
Prophecy of Moab’s Devastation
16 Send the tribute lamb to the ruler of the land,
6 We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride;
13 This is the word which the Lord spoke earlier concerning Moab. 14 But now the Lord speaks, saying, “Within three years, as [t]a hired man would count them, the glory of Moab will be degraded along with all his great population, and his remnant will be very small and [u]impotent.”
Prophecy about Damascus
17 The [v]oracle concerning Damascus.
“Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city
4 Now in that day the glory of Jacob will [aa]fade,
12 Alas, the uproar of many peoples
Message to Ethiopia
18 Alas, oh land of whirring wings
4 For thus the Lord has told me,
“I will look [an]from My dwelling place quietly
Galatians 1 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
1 Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren who are with me,
To the churches of Galatia:
3 Grace to you and peace from [a]God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil [b]age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen.
Perversion of the Gospel
6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you [c]by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; 7 which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel [d]contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be [e]accursed! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel [f]contrary to what you received, he is to be [g]accursed!
10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
Paul Defends His Ministry
11 For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. 12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it; 14 and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my [h]countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions. 15 But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased 16 to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with [i]flesh and blood, 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus.
18 Then three years later I went up to Jerusalem to [j]become acquainted with Cephas, and stayed with him fifteen days. 19 But I did not see any other of the apostles except [k]James, the Lord’s brother. 20 (Now in what I am writing to you, [l]I assure you before God that I am not lying.) 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 I was still unknown by [m]sight to the churches of Judea which were in Christ; 23 but only, they kept hearing, “He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they were glorifying God [n]because of me.
Psalm 58 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Prayer for the Punishment of the Wicked.
58 Do you indeed [c]speak righteousness, O [d]gods?
6 O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth;
10 The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
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