Longing for the Temple Worship.

For the music director; [a]on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

84 How lovely are Your (A)dwelling places,
Lord of armies!
My (B)soul longed and even yearned for the courtyards of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the (C)living God.
The bird also has found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may put her young:
Your (D)altars, Lord of armies,
(E)My King and my God.
(F)Blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are (G)ever praising You. Selah

Blessed is the person whose (H)strength is in You,
In [b]whose heart are the (I)roads to Zion!
Passing through the Valley of [c]Baca they make it a [d]spring;
The (J)early rain also covers it with blessings.
They (K)go from strength to strength,
[e]Every one of them (L)appears before God in Zion.

(M)Lord God of armies, hear my prayer;
Listen, (N)God of Jacob! Selah
See our (O)shield, God,
And look at the face of (P)Your anointed.
10 For (Q)a day in Your courtyards is better than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than live in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is (R)a sun and (S)shield;
The Lord gives grace and (T)glory;
(U)He withholds no good thing [f]from those who walk with integrity.
12 Lord of armies,
(V)Blessed is the person who trusts in You!


  1. Psalm 84 Title Or according to
  2. Psalm 84:5 Lit their
  3. Psalm 84:6 Prob. Weeping; or Balsam-shrubs
  4. Psalm 84:6 Or place of springs
  5. Psalm 84:7 Some ancient versions The God of gods will be seen in Zion
  6. Psalm 84:11 Lit with regard to

A Psalm of Praise.

150 [a]Praise [b]the Lord!
Praise God in His (A)sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty [c](B)expanse.
Praise Him for His (C)mighty deeds;
Praise Him according to His excellent (D)greatness.

Praise Him with (E)trumpet sound;
Praise Him with (F)harp and lyre.
Praise Him with (G)tambourine and dancing;
Praise Him with (H)stringed instruments and (I)flute.
Praise Him with loud (J)cymbals;
Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
(K)Everything that has breath shall praise [d]the Lord.
[e]Praise [f]the Lord!


  1. Psalm 150:1 Or Hallelujah!
  2. Psalm 150:1 Heb Yah
  3. Psalm 150:1 Or firmament; i.e., atmosphere and space
  4. Psalm 150:6 Heb Yah
  5. Psalm 150:6 Or Hallelujah!
  6. Psalm 150:6 Heb Yah

Joseph Interprets

14 Then Pharaoh sent word and (A)called for Joseph, and they (B)hurriedly brought him out of the dungeon; and when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came to Pharaoh. 15 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, (C)but no one can interpret it; and (D)I have heard [a]it said about you, that [b]when you hear a dream you can interpret it.” 16 Joseph then answered Pharaoh, saying, “[c](E)It has nothing to do with me; (F)God will [d]give Pharaoh an answer for his own good.” 17 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “In my dream, there I was, standing on the bank of the Nile; 18 and behold, seven cows, [e]fat and fine-looking came up out of the Nile, and they grazed in the marsh grass. 19 Then behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very [f]ugly and [g]thin, such as I had never seen for [h]ugliness in all the land of Egypt; 20 and the thin and ugly cows ate the first seven fat cows. 21 Yet when they had [i]devoured them, it could not be [j]detected that they had [k]devoured them, [l]for they were just as ugly as [m]before. Then I awoke. 22 I saw also in my dream, and behold, seven ears of grain, full and good, came up on a single stalk; 23 and behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind sprouted up after them; 24 and the thin ears swallowed the seven good ears. Then (G)I told it to the soothsayer priests, but there was no one who could explain it to me.”

25 And Joseph said to Pharaoh, “Pharaoh’s [n]dreams are one and the same; (H)God has told to Pharaoh what He is about to do. 26 The seven good cows are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years; the [o]dreams are one and the same. 27 The seven thin and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind (I)will be seven years of famine. 28 [p]It is as I have spoken to Pharaoh: (J)God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do. 29 Behold, (K)seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt; 30 and after them (L)seven years of famine will [q]come, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will [r]ravage the land. 31 So the abundance will be unknown in the land because of that subsequent famine; for it will be very severe. 32 Now as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, it means that (M)the matter is confirmed by God, and God will quickly bring it about. 33 So now let Pharaoh look for a man (N)discerning and wise, and appoint him over the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers [s]in charge of the land, and let him take a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt as a tax in the seven years of abundance. 35 Then have them (O)collect all the food of these good years that are coming, and store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh’s authority, and have them guard it. 36 Let the food be used as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish during the famine.”

37 Now the [t]proposal seemed good [u]to Pharaoh and [v]to all his servants.

Joseph Is Made a Ruler of Egypt

38 Then Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find a man like this, (P)in whom there is a divine spirit?” 39 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one as (Q)discerning and wise as you are. 40 (R)You shall be [w]in charge of my house, and all my people shall [x]be obedient to you; only regarding the throne will I be greater than you.” 41 Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “See, I have placed you (S)over all the land of Egypt.” 42 Then Pharaoh (T)took off his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen, and (U)put the gold necklace around his neck. 43 And he had him ride in [y]his second chariot; and they proclaimed ahead of him, “[z]Bow the knee!” And he placed him over all the land of Egypt. 44 Moreover, Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Though I am Pharaoh, yet (V)without [aa]your permission no one shall raise his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.” 45 Then Pharaoh named Joseph [ab]Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of [ac](W)On, to be his wife. And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.

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  1. Genesis 41:15 Lit about you, saying
  2. Genesis 41:15 Lit you hear a dream to interpret it
  3. Genesis 41:16 Lit Apart from me
  4. Genesis 41:16 Lit answer the peace of Pharaoh
  5. Genesis 41:18 Lit fat of flesh
  6. Genesis 41:19 Lit bad
  7. Genesis 41:19 Lit thin of flesh
  8. Genesis 41:19 Lit badness
  9. Genesis 41:21 Lit entered their inward parts
  10. Genesis 41:21 Or known
  11. Genesis 41:21 Lit entered their inward parts
  12. Genesis 41:21 Lit and
  13. Genesis 41:21 Lit in the beginning
  14. Genesis 41:25 Lit dream is
  15. Genesis 41:26 Lit dream is
  16. Genesis 41:28 Lit That is the thing which I spoke
  17. Genesis 41:30 Lit arise
  18. Genesis 41:30 Lit destroy
  19. Genesis 41:34 Lit over
  20. Genesis 41:37 Lit word
  21. Genesis 41:37 Lit in the sight of
  22. Genesis 41:37 Lit in the sight of
  23. Genesis 41:40 Lit over
  24. Genesis 41:40 Lit kiss your mouth; LXX obey at your command
  25. Genesis 41:43 Lit the second...which was his
  26. Genesis 41:43 Or Make way
  27. Genesis 41:44 Lit you no one
  28. Genesis 41:45 Prob. Egyptian for “God speaks; he lives”
  29. Genesis 41:45 Or Heliopolis

Or do you not know that all of us who have been (A)baptized into (B)Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been (C)buried with Him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was (D)raised from the dead through the (E)glory of the Father, so we too may walk in (F)newness of life. For (G)if we have become [a]united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be [b]in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our (H)old [c]self was (I)crucified with Him, in order that our (J)body of sin might be [d]done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for (K)the one who has died is [e]freed from sin.

Now (L)if we have died with Christ, we believe that (M)we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been (N)raised from the dead, [f]is never to die again; (O)death no longer is master over Him. 10 For [g]the death that He died, He died to sin once for all time; but [h]the life that He lives, He lives to [i]God. 11 So you too, consider yourselves to be (P)dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

12 Therefore sin is not to (Q)reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, 13 and do not go on (R)presenting [j]the parts of your body to sin as [k]instruments of unrighteousness; but (S)present yourselves to God as those who are alive from the dead, and [l]your body’s parts as [m]instruments of righteousness for God. 14 For (T)sin shall not (U)be master over you, for (V)you are not under [n]the Law but (W)under grace.

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  1. Romans 6:5 Or united with the likeness
  2. Romans 6:5 Or with
  3. Romans 6:6 Lit person (Gr anthropos)
  4. Romans 6:6 Or made powerless
  5. Romans 6:7 Or acquitted
  6. Romans 6:9 Lit no longer dies
  7. Romans 6:10 Lit that which He died
  8. Romans 6:10 Lit that which He lives
  9. Romans 6:10 I.e., the Father
  10. Romans 6:13 Lit your parts to sin
  11. Romans 6:13 Or weapons
  12. Romans 6:13 Lit your parts as
  13. Romans 6:13 Or weapons
  14. Romans 6:14 Or law

19 Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, (A)the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever [a]the Father does, these things the Son also does in the same way. 20 (B)For the Father loves the Son and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him (C)greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and (D)gives them life, so (E)the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. 22 For not even the Father judges anyone, but (F)He has given all judgment to the Son, 23 so that all will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. (G)The one who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, the one who hears My word, and (H)believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and (I)does not come into judgment, but has (J)passed out of death into life.

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  1. John 5:19 Lit that One

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