41 They (A)tested God again and again
    and provoked (B)the Holy One of Israel.
42 They (C)did not remember his power[a]
    or the day when he redeemed them from the foe,
43 (D)when he performed his (E)signs in Egypt
    and his (F)marvels in (G)the fields of Zoan.
44 He (H)turned their rivers to blood,
    so that they could not drink of their streams.
45 He sent among them swarms of (I)flies, which devoured them,
    and (J)frogs, which destroyed them.
46 He gave their crops to (K)the destroying locust
    and the fruit of their labor to the locust.
47 He destroyed their vines with (L)hail
    and their sycamores with frost.
48 He gave over their (M)cattle to the hail
    and their flocks to thunderbolts.
49 He let loose on them his burning anger,
    wrath, indignation, and distress,
    a company of (N)destroying angels.
50 He made a path for his anger;
    he did not spare them from death,
    but gave their lives over to the plague.
51 He struck down every (O)firstborn in Egypt,
    the firstfruits of their strength in the tents of (P)Ham.
52 Then he led out his people (Q)like sheep
    and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
53 (R)He led them in safety, so that they (S)were not afraid,
    but (T)the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
54 And he brought them to his (U)holy land,
    (V)to the mountain which his right hand had (W)won.
55 He (X)drove out nations before them;
    he (Y)apportioned them for a possession
    and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.

56 Yet they (Z)tested and (AA)rebelled against the Most High God
    and did not keep his testimonies,
57 but turned away and acted treacherously like their fathers;
    they twisted like (AB)a deceitful bow.
58 For they (AC)provoked him to anger with their (AD)high places;
    they (AE)moved him to jealousy with their (AF)idols.
59 When God heard, he was full of (AG)wrath,
    and he utterly rejected Israel.
60 He (AH)forsook his dwelling at (AI)Shiloh,
    the tent where he dwelt among mankind,
61 and delivered his (AJ)power to captivity,
    his (AK)glory to the hand of the foe.
62 He (AL)gave his people over to the sword
    and (AM)vented his wrath on his heritage.
63 (AN)Fire devoured their young men,
    and their young women had no (AO)marriage song.
64 Their (AP)priests fell by the sword,
    and their (AQ)widows made no lamentation.
65 Then the Lord (AR)awoke as from sleep,
    like a strong man shouting because of wine.
66 And he (AS)put his adversaries to rout;
    he put them to everlasting shame.

67 He rejected the tent of (AT)Joseph;
    he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim,
68 but he chose the tribe of Judah,
    Mount Zion, which he (AU)loves.
69 He (AV)built his sanctuary like the high heavens,
    like the earth, which he has founded forever.
70 He (AW)chose David his servant
    and took him from the sheepfolds;
71 from (AX)following the nursing ewes he brought him
    to (AY)shepherd Jacob his people,
    Israel his (AZ)inheritance.
72 With (BA)upright heart he shepherded them
    and (BB)guided them with his skillful hand.

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  1. Psalm 78:42 Hebrew hand

The Death of Moses

34 Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab (A)to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land, Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah (B)as far as the western sea, (C)the Negeb, and (D)the Plain, that is, the Valley of Jericho (E)the city of palm trees, as far as (F)Zoar. And the Lord said to him, (G)“This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, ‘I will give it to your offspring.’ (H)I have let you see it with your eyes, but (I)you shall not go over there.” So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord, and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor; but (J)no one knows the place of his burial to this day. (K)Moses was 120 years old when he died. (L)His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated. And the people of Israel (M)wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

And Joshua the son of Nun was full of (N)the spirit of wisdom, for (O)Moses had laid his hands on him. So (P)the people of Israel obeyed him and did as the Lord had commanded Moses. 10 And there has not (Q)arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, (R)whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 none like him for all (S)the signs and the wonders that the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, 12 and for all the mighty power and all the great deeds of terror that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

18 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought (A)always to pray and not (B)lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who (C)neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, (D)‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And (E)will not God give justice to (F)his elect, (G)who cry to him day and night? (H)(I)Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them (J)speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, (K)will he find faith on earth?”

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

He also told this parable to some (L)who trusted (M)in themselves that they were righteous, (N)and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men (O)went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, (P)standing by himself, prayed[a] (Q)thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 (R)I fast twice a week; (S)I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, (T)standing far off, (U)would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but (V)beat his breast, saying, ‘God, (W)be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For (X)everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Let the Children Come to Me

15 (Y)Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they (Z)rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, (AA)“Let the children come to me, and (AB)do not hinder them, (AC)for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 (AD)Truly, I say to you, whoever does not (AE)receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

The Rich Ruler

18 (AF)And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to (AG)inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: (AH)‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’” 21 And he said, (AI)“All these I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. (AJ)Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have (AK)treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 23 (AL)But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, (AM)“How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter (AN)the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter (AO)the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, (AP)“What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “See, (AQ)we have left our homes and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, (AR)there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers[b] or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive (AS)many times more (AT)in this time, and in (AU)the age to come eternal life.”

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  1. Luke 18:11 Or standing, prayed to himself
  2. Luke 18:29 Or wife or brothers and sisters

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