Psalm 56-58 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
A Call for God’s Protection
For the choir director: according to “A Silent Dove Far Away.” A Miktam of David. When the Philistines seized him in Gath.
1 Be gracious to me, God, for a man is trampling me;
3 When I am afraid,
5 They twist my words all day long;
8 You yourself have recorded my wanderings.[c]
10 In God, whose word I praise,
12 I am obligated by vows[d] to you, God;
Praise for God’s Protection
For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David. When he fled before Saul into the cave.
1 Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
7 My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident.
A Cry against Injustice
For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David.
1 Do you really speak righteously, you mighty ones?[f]
3 The wicked go astray from the womb;
6 God, knock the teeth out of their mouths;
9 Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
Psalm 64-65 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
Protection from Evildoers
For the choir director. A psalm of David.
1 God, hear my voice when I am in anguish.
7 But God will shoot them with arrows;
10 The righteous one rejoices in the Lord
God’s Care for the Earth
For the choir director. A psalm of David. A song.
1 Praise is rightfully yours,[c]
5 You answer us in righteousness,
9 You visit the earth and water it abundantly,
Job 40 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
40 The Lord answered Job:
2 Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him?
3 Then Job answered the Lord:
4 I am so insignificant. How can I answer you?
6 Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:
7 Get ready to answer me like a man;
10 Adorn yourself with majesty and splendor,
15 Look at Behemoth,
Acts 15:36-16:5 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
Paul and Barnabas Part Company
36 After some time had passed, Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s go back and visit the brothers and sisters in every town where we have preached the word of the Lord and see how they’re doing.” 37 Barnabas wanted to take along John Mark.[a] 38 But Paul insisted that they should not take along this man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work. 39 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed off to Cyprus. 40 But Paul chose Silas and departed, after being commended by the brothers and sisters to the grace of the Lord. 41 He traveled through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
Paul Selects Timothy
16 Paul went on to Derbe and Lystra, where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a believing Jewish woman, but his father was a Greek. 2 The brothers and sisters at Lystra and Iconium spoke highly of him. 3 Paul wanted Timothy to go with him; so he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, since they all knew that his father was a Greek. 4 As they traveled through the towns, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem for the people to observe. 5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.
John 11:55-12:8 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
55 Now the Jewish Passover was near, and many went up to Jerusalem from the country to purify themselves before the Passover. 56 They were looking for Jesus and asking one another as they stood in the temple: “What do you think? He won’t come to the festival, will he?” 57 The chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should report it so that they could arrest him.
The Anointing at Bethany
12 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus[a] was, the one Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there; Martha was serving them, and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with him. 3 Then Mary took a pound of perfume, pure and expensive nard, anointed Jesus’s feet, and wiped his feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
4 Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot (who was about to betray him), said, 5 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold for three hundred denarii[b] and given to the poor?” 6 He didn’t say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the money-bag and would steal part of what was put in it.
7 Jesus answered, “Leave her alone; she has kept it for the day of my burial. 8 For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”