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Psalm 30 American Standard Version (ASV)

Thanksgiving for deliverance from death.

A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David.

30 I will extol thee, O Jehovah; for thou hast [a]raised me up,
And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
O Jehovah my God,
I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
O Jehovah, thou hast brought up my soul from Sheol;
Thou hast kept me alive, [b]that I should not go down to the pit.
Sing praise unto Jehovah, O ye saints of his,
And give thanks to his holy memorial name.
For his anger is but for a moment;
[c]His favor is for a life-time:
Weeping [d]may tarry for the night,
But joy cometh in the morning.
As for me, I said in my prosperity,
I shall never be moved.
Thou, Jehovah, of thy favor hadst made my mountain to stand strong:
Thou didst hide thy face; I was troubled.
I cried to thee, O Jehovah;
And unto Jehovah I made supplication:
What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit?
Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
10 Hear, O Jehovah, and have mercy upon me:
Jehovah, be thou my helper.
11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing;
Thou hast loosed my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent.
O Jehovah my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 30:1 Or, drawn
  2. Psalm 30:3 Another reading is, from among them that go down to the pit.
  3. Psalm 30:5 Or, In his favor is life
  4. Psalm 30:5 Hebrew may come in to lodge at even.

Acts 9:1-6 American Standard Version (ASV)

But Saul, yet breathing threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, and asked of him letters to Damascus unto the synagogues, that if he found any that were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, it came to pass that he drew nigh unto Damascus: and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven: and he fell upon the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: but rise, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

Acts 9:7-20 American Standard Version (ASV)

And the men that journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing the [a]voice, but beholding no man. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw nothing; and they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and did neither eat nor drink.

10 Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and the Lord said unto him in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go to the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one named Saul, a man of Tarsus: for behold, he prayeth; 12 and he hath seen a man named Ananias coming in, and laying his hands on him, that he might receive his sight. 13 But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how much evil he did to thy saints at Jerusalem: 14 and here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call upon thy name. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a [b]chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles and kings, and the children of Israel: 16 for I will show him how many things he must suffer for my name’s sake. 17 And Ananias departed, and entered into the house; and laying his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, who appeared unto thee in the way which thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mayest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit. 18 And straightway there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he received his sight; and he arose and was baptized; 19 and he took food and was strengthened.

And he was certain days with the disciples that were at Damascus. 20 And straightway in the synagogues he proclaimed Jesus, that he is the Son of God.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 9:7 Or, sound
  2. Acts 9:15 Greek vessel of election.

John 21:1-19 American Standard Version (ASV)

21 After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and he manifested himself on this wise. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called [a]Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also come with thee. They went forth, and entered into the boat; and that night they took nothing. But when day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach: yet the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus therefore saith unto them, Children, have ye aught to eat? They answered him, No. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his coat about him (for he [b]was naked), and cast himself into the sea. But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net full of fishes. So when they got out upon the land, they see [c]a fire of coals there, and [d]fish laid thereon, and [e]bread. 10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now taken. 11 Simon Peter therefore went [f]up, and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, the net was not rent. 12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and break your fast. And none of the disciples durst inquire of him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus cometh, and taketh the [g]bread, and giveth them, and the fish likewise. 14 This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

15 So when they had broken their fast, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of [h]John, [i]lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I [j]love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 16 He saith to him again a second time, Simon, son of [k]John, [l]lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I [m]love thee. He saith unto him, Tend my sheep. 17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of [n]John, [o]lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, [p]Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou [q]knowest that I [r]love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. 19 Now this he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

Footnotes:

  1. John 21:2 That is, Twin.
  2. John 21:7 Or, had on his undergarment only. Compare 13:4; Isa. 20:2; Mic. 1:8, 11.
  3. John 21:9 Greek a fire of charcoal.
  4. John 21:9 Or, a fish
  5. John 21:9 Or, a loaf
  6. John 21:11 Or, aboard
  7. John 21:13 Or, loaf
  8. John 21:15 Greek Joanes. See 1:42 margin.
  9. John 21:15 Love in these places represents two different Greek words
  10. John 21:15 Love in these places represents two different Greek words
  11. John 21:16 Greek Joanes. See 1:42 margin.
  12. John 21:16 Love in these places represents two different Greek words
  13. John 21:16 Love in these places represents two different Greek words
  14. John 21:17 Greek Joanes. See 1:42 margin.
  15. John 21:17 Love in these places represents two different Greek words
  16. John 21:17 Love in these places represents two different Greek words
  17. John 21:17 Or, perceivest
  18. John 21:17 Love in these places represents two different Greek words
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