Prayer that the Lord Will Restore Favor to the Land

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm (A)of the sons of Korah.

85 Lord, You have been favorable to Your land;
You have (B)brought back the captivity of Jacob.
You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people;
You have covered all their sin. Selah

Read full chapter

I will hear what God the Lord will speak,
For He will speak peace
To His people and to His saints;
But let them not turn back to [a]folly.
Surely (A)His salvation is near to those who fear Him,
(B)That glory may dwell in our land.

10 Mercy and truth have met together;
(C)Righteousness and peace have kissed.
11 Truth shall spring out of the earth,
And righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 (D)Yes, the Lord will give what is good;
And our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before Him,
And shall make His footsteps our pathway.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 85:8 foolishness

The Prophet Is Called

Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

“Before I (A)formed you in the womb (B)I knew you;
Before you were born I (C)sanctified[a] you;
I [b]ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Then said I:

(D)“Ah, Lord God!
Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.”

But the Lord said to me:

“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’
For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And (E)whatever I command you, you shall speak.
(F)Do not be afraid of their faces,
For (G)I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord.

Then the Lord put forth His hand and (H)touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me:

“Behold, I have (I)put My words in your mouth.
10 (J)See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To (K)root out and to pull down,
To destroy and to throw down,
To build and to plant.”

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 1:5 set you apart
  2. Jeremiah 1:5 appointed

Barnabas and Saul at Antioch

19 (A)Now those who were scattered after the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to no one but the Jews only. 20 But some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to (B)the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus. 21 And (C)the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and (D)turned to the Lord.

22 Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out (E)Barnabas to go as far as Antioch. 23 When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and (F)encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. 24 For he was a good man, (G)full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. (H)And a great many people were added to the Lord.

25 Then Barnabas departed for (I)Tarsus to seek Saul. 26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

Read full chapter