12 The wicked plot(A) against the righteous
    and gnash their teeth(B) at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
    for he knows their day is coming.(C)

14 The wicked draw the sword(D)
    and bend the bow(E)
to bring down the poor and needy,(F)
    to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,(G)
    and their bows will be broken.(H)

16 Better the little that the righteous have
    than the wealth(I) of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,(J)
    but the Lord upholds(K) the righteous.

18 The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,(L)
    and their inheritance will endure forever.(M)
19 In times of disaster they will not wither;
    in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.

20 But the wicked will perish:(N)
    Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field,
    they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.(O)

21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
    but the righteous give generously;(P)
22 those the Lord blesses will inherit the land,
    but those he curses(Q) will be destroyed.(R)

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Solomon’s Death(A)

29 As for the other events of Solomon’s reign, from beginning to end, are they not written in the records of Nathan(B) the prophet, in the prophecy of Ahijah(C) the Shilonite and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam(D) son of Nebat? 30 Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years. 31 Then he rested with his ancestors and was buried in the city of David(E) his father. And Rehoboam his son succeeded him as king.

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35 By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and it’s already very late. 36 Send the people away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”

37 But he answered, “You give them something to eat.”(A)

They said to him, “That would take more than half a year’s wages[a]! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?”

38 “How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.”

When they found out, they said, “Five—and two fish.”(B)

39 Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. 41 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves.(C) Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42 They all ate and were satisfied, 43 and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. 44 The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.

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  1. Mark 6:37 Greek take two hundred denarii

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