Praise for the Lords Goodness.

A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath day.

92 It is (A)good to give thanks to the Lord
And to (B)sing praises to Your name, Most High;
To (C)declare Your goodness in the morning
And Your (D)faithfulness by [a]night,
[b]With the (E)ten-stringed lute and [c]with the (F)harp,
[d]With resounding music on the (G)lyre.
For You, Lord, have made me joyful by [e]what You (H)have done,
I will (I)sing for joy over the (J)works of Your hands.

How (K)great are Your works, Lord!
Your [f](L)thoughts are very (M)deep.
A (N)stupid person has no knowledge,
Nor does a (O)foolish person understand this:
When the wicked (P)sprouted up like grass
And all (Q)who did injustice flourished,
It was only that they might be (R)destroyed forevermore.
But You, Lord, are (S)on high forever.
For, behold, Your enemies, Lord,
For, behold, (T)Your enemies will perish;
All who do injustice will be (U)scattered.

10 But You have exalted my (V)horn like that of the wild ox;
I have [g]been (W)anointed with fresh oil.
11 And my eye has (X)looked at my enemies,
My ears hear of the evildoers who rise up against me.
12 The (Y)righteous person will [h]flourish like the palm tree,
He will grow like a (Z)cedar in Lebanon.
13 (AA)Planted in the house of the Lord,
They will flourish (AB)in the courtyards of our God.
14 They will still [i](AC)yield fruit in advanced age;
They will be [j]full of sap and very green,
15 To [k]declare that (AD)the Lord is just;
He is my (AE)rock, and there is (AF)no malice in Him.


  1. Psalm 92:2 Lit nights
  2. Psalm 92:3 Lit Upon
  3. Psalm 92:3 Lit Upon
  4. Psalm 92:3 Lit Upon
  5. Psalm 92:4 Lit Your working
  6. Psalm 92:5 Or purposes
  7. Psalm 92:10 Or become moist
  8. Psalm 92:12 Lit sprout
  9. Psalm 92:14 Or thrive in
  10. Psalm 92:14 Lit fat and
  11. Psalm 92:15 Or show forth

Israel Invoked to Praise the Lord.

149 [a]Praise [b]the Lord!
Sing a (A)new song to the Lord,
And His praise (B)in the congregation of the godly ones.
Israel shall be joyful in (C)his Maker;
The sons of Zion shall rejoice in their (D)King.
They shall praise His name with (E)dancing;
They shall sing praises to Him with (F)tambourine and lyre.
For the Lord (G)takes pleasure in His people;
He will (H)glorify the lowly with salvation.

The (I)godly ones shall be jubilant in glory;
They shall (J)sing for joy on their beds.
The (K)high praises of God shall be in their [c]mouths,
And a (L)two-edged (M)sword in their hands,
To (N)execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishment on the peoples,
To bind their kings (O)with chains,
And their (P)dignitaries with shackles of iron,
To (Q)execute against them the judgment written.
This is an (R)honor for all His godly ones.
[d]Praise [e]the Lord!


  1. Psalm 149:1 Or Hallelujah!
  2. Psalm 149:1 Heb Yah
  3. Psalm 149:6 Lit throat
  4. Psalm 149:9 Or Hallelujah!
  5. Psalm 149:9 Heb Yah

Offerings for the Sanctuary

25 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, (A)Tell the sons of Israel to take a [a]contribution for Me; (B)from everyone whose heart moves him you shall take My [b]contribution. This is the [c]contribution which you are to take from them: gold, silver, and bronze, [d](C)violet, purple, and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair, rams’ skins dyed red, [e]fine leather, acacia wood, (D)oil for lighting, (E)balsam oil for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, onyx stones and setting stones for the (F)ephod and for the [f](G)breastpiece. Have them (H)construct a sanctuary for Me, (I)so that I may dwell among them. (J)According to all that I am going to show you as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, so you shall construct it.

Ark of the Covenant

10 “Now (K)they shall construct an [g]ark of acacia wood [h]two and a half cubits [i]long, one and a half cubits [j]wide, and one and a half cubits [k]high. 11 You shall (L)overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding [l]around it. 12 You shall also cast four gold rings for it and [m]fasten them on its four feet; two rings shall be on one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. 13 And you shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14 You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark with them. 15 The (M)poles shall [n]remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it. 16 You shall (N)put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

17 “And you shall (O)make [o]an atoning cover of pure gold, [p]two and a half cubits [q]long and one and a half cubits [r]wide. 18 You shall make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work [s]at the two ends of the atoning cover. 19 Make one cherub [t]at one end and one cherub [u]at the other end; you shall make the cherubim of one piece [v]with the atoning cover at its two ends. 20 And (P)the cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the atoning cover with their wings and [w]facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the atoning cover. 21 Then (Q)you shall put the atoning cover [x]on top of the ark, and (R)in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you. 22 (S)There I will meet with you; and from above the atoning cover, from (T)between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about [y]every commandment that I will give you for the sons of Israel.

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  1. Exodus 25:2 Or uplifted offering
  2. Exodus 25:2 Or uplifted offering
  3. Exodus 25:3 Or uplifted offering
  4. Exodus 25:4 Or bluish; LXX hyacinth in color
  5. Exodus 25:5 Meaning of the Heb uncertain
  6. Exodus 25:7 Or pouch
  7. Exodus 25:10 I.e., chest
  8. Exodus 25:10 About 3.7 ft. long and 2.2 ft. wide and high or 1.1 m and 68 cm
  9. Exodus 25:10 Lit its length
  10. Exodus 25:10 Lit its width
  11. Exodus 25:10 Lit its height
  12. Exodus 25:11 Lit on it round about
  13. Exodus 25:12 Or put
  14. Exodus 25:15 Lit be
  15. Exodus 25:17 Also called a mercy seat, and so throughout the ch; i.e., where blood was sprinkled on the Day of Atonement
  16. Exodus 25:17 About 3.7 ft. long and 2.2 ft. wide or 1.1 m and 68 cm
  17. Exodus 25:17 Lit its length
  18. Exodus 25:17 Lit its width
  19. Exodus 25:18 Lit from
  20. Exodus 25:19 Lit from
  21. Exodus 25:19 Lit from
  22. Exodus 25:19 Lit from
  23. Exodus 25:20 Lit their faces to
  24. Exodus 25:21 Lit above, upon
  25. Exodus 25:22 Lit all that I will command

Put On the New Self

Therefore, if you have been (A)raised with Christ, keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, (B)seated at the right hand of God. [a](C)Set your minds on the things that are above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have (D)died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, (E)who is our life, is revealed, (F)then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.

(G)Therefore, [b]treat (H)the parts of your earthly body as dead to (I)sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which [c]amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that (J)the wrath of God is coming [d]upon the [e]sons of disobedience, and (K)in them you also once walked, when you were living [f]in them. But now you also, (L)rid yourselves of all of them: (M)anger, wrath, malice, slander, and (N)obscene speech from your mouth. [g](O)Do not lie to one another, since you (P)stripped off the old [h]self with its evil practices, 10 and have (Q)put on the new self, which is being [i](R)renewed to a true knowledge (S)according to the image of the One who (T)created it— 11 a renewal in which (U)there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, (V)circumcised and uncircumcised, [j](W)barbarian, [k]Scythian, (X)slave, and free, but (Y)Christ is all, and in all.

12 So, as those who have been (Z)chosen of God, holy and beloved, (AA)put on a (AB)heart of compassion, kindness, (AC)humility, gentleness, and [l](AD)patience; 13 (AE)bearing with one another, and (AF)forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; (AG)just as the Lord forgave you, so must you do also. 14 In addition to all these things put on love, which is [m](AH)the perfect bond of (AI)unity. 15 Let (AJ)the peace of Christ, to which you were [n]indeed called in (AK)one body, [o]rule in your hearts; and [p]be thankful. 16 Let (AL)the word of [q]Christ richly dwell within you, [r]with all wisdom (AM)teaching and admonishing [s]one another (AN)with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, (AO)singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 (AP)Whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, (AQ)giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

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  1. Colossians 3:2 Or Be intent on
  2. Colossians 3:5 Lit put to death the parts of your body which are upon the earth
  3. Colossians 3:5 Lit is
  4. Colossians 3:6 Two early mss do not contain upon the sons of disobedience
  5. Colossians 3:6 I.e., people opposed to God
  6. Colossians 3:7 Or among these
  7. Colossians 3:9 Or Stop lying
  8. Colossians 3:9 Lit person
  9. Colossians 3:10 Lit renovated
  10. Colossians 3:11 I.e., uncultured
  11. Colossians 3:11 I.e., a member of an ancient people near the Black Sea, often considered unrefined
  12. Colossians 3:12 I.e., forbearance toward others
  13. Colossians 3:14 Lit the uniting bond of perfection
  14. Colossians 3:15 Or also
  15. Colossians 3:15 Or be in control in
  16. Colossians 3:15 Or show yourselves thankful
  17. Colossians 3:16 One early ms the Lord
  18. Colossians 3:16 Or in
  19. Colossians 3:16 Or one another, singing with psalms...

The First Disciples

18 (A)Now as Jesus was walking by (B)the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, (C)Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 And He *said to them, [a]Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of people.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 21 Going on from there He saw two other brothers, [b](D)James the son of Zebedee, and his brother [c]John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets; and He called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Ministry in Galilee

23 Jesus was going (E)about in all of Galilee, (F)teaching in their synagogues and (G)proclaiming the [d]gospel of the kingdom, and (H)healing every disease and every sickness among the people.

24 And the news about Him spread (I)throughout Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and severe pain, (J)demon-possessed, people with (K)epilepsy, and people who were (L)paralyzed; and He healed them. 25 Large crowds (M)followed Him from Galilee and (N)the Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and from (O)beyond the Jordan.

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  1. Matthew 4:19 Or Come after Me
  2. Matthew 4:21 Or Jacob
  3. Matthew 4:21 Gr Joannes, for Heb Johanan
  4. Matthew 4:23 Or good news

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