Psalm 114 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
1 When Israel came out of Egypt,
3 The sea looked and fled,
5 Why was it, sea, that you fled?
7 Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord,
Ephesians 6 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 ‘Honour your father and mother’– which is the first commandment with a promise – 3 ‘so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’[a]
4 Fathers,[b] do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. 6 Obey them not only to win their favour when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.
9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favouritism with him.
The armour of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
21 Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing. 22 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.
Nahum 1-3 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
1 A prophecy concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
The Lord’s anger against Nineveh
2 The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;
7 The Lord is good,
9 Whatever they plot against the Lord
12 This is what the Lord says:
‘Although they have allies and are numerous,
14 The Lord has given a command concerning you, Nineveh:
15 Look, there on the mountains,
Nineveh to fall
2 [d]An attacker advances against you, Nineveh.
2 The Lord will restore the splendour of Jacob
3 The shields of the soldiers are red;
5 Nineveh summons her picked troops,
11 Where now is the lions’ den,
13 ‘I am against you,’
Woe to Nineveh
3 Woe to the city of blood,
5 ‘I am against you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.
8 Are you better than Thebes,
12 All your fortresses are like fig-trees
14 Draw water for the siege,
18 King of Assyria, your shepherds[h] slumber;
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