Psalm 7-9English Standard Version (ESV)
In You Do I Take Refuge
A Shiggaion[a] of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.
7 O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge;
3 O Lord my God, if I have done this,
6 Arise, O Lord, in your anger;
8 The Lord judges the peoples;
12 If a man[d] does not repent, God[e] will whet his sword;
17 I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
How Majestic Is Your Name
To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.[f] A Psalm of David.
8 O Lord, our Lord,
3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings[g]
9 O Lord, our Lord,
I Will Recount Your Wonderful Deeds
9 I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
3 When my enemies turn back,
5 You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish;
7 But the Lord sits enthroned forever;
9 The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
11 Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion!
13 Be gracious to me, O Lord!
15 The nations have sunk in the pit that they made;
17 The wicked shall return to Sheol,
18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
19 Arise, O Lord! Let not man prevail;
Acts 17:1-15English Standard Version (ESV)
Paul and Silas in Thessalonica
17 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2 And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” 4 And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women. 5 But the Jews[a] were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. 6 And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, 7 and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.” 8 And the people and the city authorities were disturbed when they heard these things. 9 And when they had taken money as security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.
Paul and Silas in Berea
10 The brothers[b] immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. 11 Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. 12 Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men. 13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica learned that the word of God was proclaimed by Paul at Berea also, they came there too, agitating and stirring up the crowds. 14 Then the brothers immediately sent Paul off on his way to the sea, but Silas and Timothy remained there. 15 Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens, and after receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed.
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