10 All your works praise you,(A) Lord;
    your faithful people extol(B) you.(C)
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom(D)
    and speak of your might,(E)
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts(F)
    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.(G)
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,(H)
    and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthy(I) in all he promises(J)
    and faithful in all he does.[a]
14 The Lord upholds(K) all who fall
    and lifts up all(L) who are bowed down.(M)
15 The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food(N) at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
    and satisfy the desires(O) of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous(P) in all his ways
    and faithful in all he does.(Q)
18 The Lord is near(R) to all who call on him,(S)
    to all who call on him in truth.

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  1. Psalm 145:13 One manuscript of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text do not have the last two lines of verse 13.

Now Mesha king of Moab(A) raised sheep, and he had to pay the king of Israel a tribute of a hundred thousand lambs(B) and the wool of a hundred thousand rams. But after Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled(C) against the king of Israel. So at that time King Joram set out from Samaria and mobilized all Israel. He also sent this message to Jehoshaphat king of Judah: “The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to fight(D) against Moab?”

“I will go with you,” he replied. “I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.”

“By what route shall we attack?” he asked.

“Through the Desert of Edom,” he answered.

So the king of Israel set out with the king of Judah and the king of Edom.(E) After a roundabout march of seven days, the army had no more water for themselves or for the animals with them.

10 “What!” exclaimed the king of Israel. “Has the Lord called us three kings together only to deliver us into the hands of Moab?”

11 But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there no prophet of the Lord here, through whom we may inquire(F) of the Lord?”

An officer of the king of Israel answered, “Elisha(G) son of Shaphat is here. He used to pour water on the hands of Elijah.[a](H)

12 Jehoshaphat said, “The word(I) of the Lord is with him.” So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.

13 Elisha said to the king of Israel, “Why do you want to involve me? Go to the prophets of your father and the prophets of your mother.”

“No,” the king of Israel answered, “because it was the Lord who called us three kings together to deliver us into the hands of Moab.”

14 Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord Almighty lives, whom I serve, if I did not have respect for the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not pay any attention to you. 15 But now bring me a harpist.”(J)

While the harpist was playing, the hand(K) of the Lord came on Elisha 16 and he said, “This is what the Lord says: I will fill this valley with pools of water. 17 For this is what the Lord says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water,(L) and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink. 18 This is an easy(M) thing in the eyes of the Lord; he will also deliver Moab into your hands. 19 You will overthrow every fortified city and every major town. You will cut down every good tree, stop up all the springs, and ruin every good field with stones.”

20 The next morning, about the time(N) for offering the sacrifice, there it was—water flowing from the direction of Edom! And the land was filled with water.(O)

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  1. 2 Kings 3:11 That is, he was Elijah’s personal servant.

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves(A) with compassion, kindness, humility,(B) gentleness and patience.(C) 13 Bear with each other(D) and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.(E) 14 And over all these virtues put on love,(F) which binds them all together in perfect unity.(G)

15 Let the peace of Christ(H) rule in your hearts, since as members of one body(I) you were called to peace.(J) And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ(K) dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom(L) through psalms,(M) hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.(N) 17 And whatever you do,(O) whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks(P) to God the Father through him.

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