Isaiah 51-52 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Lord Comforts Zion
51 “Listen to Me, you who [a]follow after righteousness,
3 For the Lord will comfort Zion,
4 “Listen to Me, My people;
7 “Listen to Me, you who know righteousness,
9 Awake, awake, put on strength,
10 Are You not the One who dried up the sea,
12 “I, even I, am He who comforts you.
God’s Fury Removed
17 Awake, awake!
21 Therefore please hear this, you afflicted,
God Redeems Jerusalem
52 Awake, awake!
3 For thus says the Lord:
“You have sold yourselves for nothing,
4 For thus says the Lord God:
“My people went down at first
7 How beautiful upon the mountains
11 Depart! Depart! Go out from there,
The Sin-Bearing Servant
13 Behold, My Servant shall [h]deal prudently;
Psalm 112 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Blessed State of the Righteous
112 Praise[a] the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
2 His descendants will be mighty on earth;
9 He has dispersed abroad,
Psalm 5-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
A Prayer for Guidance
To the Chief Musician. With [a]flutes. A Psalm of David.
5 Give ear to my words, O Lord,
4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness,
7 But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;
9 For there is no [e]faithfulness in their mouth;
11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
A Prayer of Faith in Time of Distress
To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. On [g]an eight-stringed harp. A Psalm of David.
6 O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger,
4 Return, O Lord, deliver me!
6 I am weary with my groaning;
8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity;
Prayer and Praise for Deliverance from Enemies
A Meditation[i] of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite.
7 O Lord my God, in You I put my trust;
3 O Lord my God, if I have done this:
6 Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
11 God is a just judge,
14 Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity;
17 I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness,
The Glory of the Lord in Creation
To the Chief Musician. [n]On the instrument of Gath. A Psalm of David.
8 O Lord, our Lord,
2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
9 O Lord, our Lord,
Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Righteous Judgments
To the Chief Musician. To the tune of [r]“Death of the Son.” A Psalm of David.
9 I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart;
3 When my enemies turn back,
6 O enemy, destructions are finished forever!
9 The Lord also will be a refuge[t] for the oppressed,
11 Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion!
13 Have mercy on me, O Lord!
15 The [w]nations have sunk down in the pit which they made;
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell,
A Song of Confidence in God’s Triumph over Evil
10 Why do You stand afar off, O Lord?
5 His ways [ae]are always prospering;
8 He sits in the lurking places of the villages;
12 Arise, O Lord!
14 But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief,
16 The Lord is King forever and ever;
Ephesians 2 New King James Version (NKJV)
By Grace Through Faith
2 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the [a]course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Brought Near by His Blood
11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— 12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Christ Our Peace
14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. 17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
Christ Our Cornerstone
19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
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