Proverbs 1English Standard Version (ESV)
The Beginning of Knowledge
1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
2 To know wisdom and instruction,
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
The Enticement of Sinners
8 Hear, my son, your father's instruction,
The Call of Wisdom
20 Wisdom cries aloud in the street,
Lamentations 1-2English Standard Version (ESV)
How Lonely Sits the City
1 How lonely sits the city
2 She weeps bitterly in the night,
3 Judah has gone into exile because of affliction[a]
4 The roads to Zion mourn,
5 Her foes have become the head;
6 From the daughter of Zion
7 Jerusalem remembers
8 Jerusalem sinned grievously;
9 Her uncleanness was in her skirts;
10 The enemy has stretched out his hands
11 All her people groan
12 “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?
13 “From on high he sent fire;
14 “My transgressions were bound[f] into a yoke;
15 “The Lord rejected
16 “For these things I weep;
17 Zion stretches out her hands,
18 “The Lord is in the right,
19 “I called to my lovers,
20 “Look, O Lord, for I am in distress;
21 “They heard[g] my groaning,
22 “Let all their evildoing come before you,
The Lord Has Destroyed Without Pity
2 How the Lord in his anger
2 The Lord has swallowed up without mercy
3 He has cut down in fierce anger
4 He has bent his bow like an enemy,
5 The Lord has become like an enemy;
6 He has laid waste his booth like a garden,
7 The Lord has scorned his altar,
8 The Lord determined to lay in ruins
9 Her gates have sunk into the ground;
10 The elders of the daughter of Zion
11 My eyes are spent with weeping;
12 They cry to their mothers,
13 What can I say for you, to what compare you,
14 Your prophets have seen for you
15 All who pass along the way
16 All your enemies
17 The Lord has done what he purposed;
18 Their heart cried to the Lord.
19 “Arise, cry out in the night,
20 Look, O Lord, and see!
21 In the dust of the streets
22 You summoned as if to a festival day
1 John 1English Standard Version (ESV)
The Word of Life
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And we are writing these things so that our[a] joy may be complete.
Walking in the Light
5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
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