ג Gimel

17 Be good to your servant(A) while I live,
    that I may obey your word.(B)
18 Open my eyes that I may see
    wonderful things in your law.
19 I am a stranger on earth;(C)
    do not hide your commands from me.
20 My soul is consumed(D) with longing
    for your laws(E) at all times.
21 You rebuke the arrogant,(F) who are accursed,(G)
    those who stray(H) from your commands.
22 Remove from me their scorn(I) and contempt,
    for I keep your statutes.(J)
23 Though rulers sit together and slander me,
    your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your statutes are my delight;
    they are my counselors.

ד Daleth

25 I am laid low in the dust;(K)
    preserve my life(L) according to your word.(M)
26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me;
    teach me your decrees.(N)
27 Cause me to understand the way of your precepts,
    that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.(O)
28 My soul is weary with sorrow;(P)
    strengthen me(Q) according to your word.(R)
29 Keep me from deceitful ways;(S)
    be gracious to me(T) and teach me your law.
30 I have chosen(U) the way of faithfulness;(V)
    I have set my heart(W) on your laws.
31 I hold fast(X) to your statutes, Lord;
    do not let me be put to shame.
32 I run in the path of your commands,
    for you have broadened my understanding.

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The Lord, the Lord Almighty—
he touches the earth and it melts,(A)
    and all who live in it mourn;
the whole land rises like the Nile,
    then sinks like the river of Egypt;(B)
he builds his lofty palace[a](C) in the heavens
    and sets its foundation[b] on the earth;
he calls for the waters of the sea
    and pours them out over the face of the land—
    the Lord is his name.(D)

“Are not you Israelites
    the same to me as the Cushites[c]?”(E)
declares the Lord.
“Did I not bring Israel up from Egypt,
    the Philistines(F) from Caphtor[d](G)
    and the Arameans from Kir?(H)

“Surely the eyes of the Sovereign Lord
    are on the sinful kingdom.
I will destroy(I) it
    from the face of the earth.
Yet I will not totally destroy
    the descendants of Jacob,”
declares the Lord.(J)
“For I will give the command,
    and I will shake the people of Israel
    among all the nations
as grain(K) is shaken in a sieve,(L)
    and not a pebble will reach the ground.(M)
10 All the sinners among my people
    will die by the sword,(N)
all those who say,
    ‘Disaster will not overtake or meet us.’(O)

Israel’s Restoration

11 “In that day

“I will restore David’s(P) fallen shelter(Q)
    I will repair its broken walls
    and restore its ruins(R)
    and will rebuild it as it used to be,(S)
12 so that they may possess the remnant of Edom(T)
    and all the nations that bear my name,[e](U)
declares the Lord, who will do these things.(V)

13 “The days are coming,”(W) declares the Lord,

“when the reaper(X) will be overtaken by the plowman(Y)
    and the planter by the one treading(Z) grapes.
New wine(AA) will drip from the mountains
    and flow from all the hills,(AB)
14     and I will bring(AC) my people Israel back from exile.[f](AD)

“They will rebuild the ruined cities(AE) and live in them.
    They will plant vineyards(AF) and drink their wine;
    they will make gardens and eat their fruit.(AG)
15 I will plant(AH) Israel in their own land,(AI)
    never again to be uprooted(AJ)
    from the land I have given them,”(AK)

says the Lord your God.(AL)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 9:6 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
  2. Amos 9:6 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  3. Amos 9:7 That is, people from the upper Nile region
  4. Amos 9:7 That is, Crete
  5. Amos 9:12 Hebrew; Septuagint so that the remnant of people / and all the nations that bear my name may seek me
  6. Amos 9:14 Or will restore the fortunes of my people Israel

41 At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph,(A) whose father and mother we know?(B) How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”(C)

43 “Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. 44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them,(D) and I will raise them up at the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’[a](E) Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. 46 No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God;(F) only he has seen the Father. 47 Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.(G) 48 I am the bread of life.(H) 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died.(I) 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven,(J) which anyone may eat and not die. 51 I am the living bread(K) that came down from heaven.(L) Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”(M)

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Footnotes

  1. John 6:45 Isaiah 54:13