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Revelation 10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Angel and the Little Book

10 I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire; and he had in his hand a little book which was open. He placed his right foot on the sea and his left on the land; and he cried out with a loud voice, as when a lion roars; and when he had cried out, the seven peals of thunder [a]uttered their voices. When the seven peals of thunder had spoken, I was about to write; and I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up the things which the seven peals of thunder have spoken and do not write them.” Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that there will be delay no longer, but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He [b]preached to His servants the prophets.

Then the voice which I heard from heaven, I heard again speaking with me, and saying, “Go, take the [c]book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land.” So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he *said to me, “Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.” 10 I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter. 11 And they *said to me, “You must prophesy again concerning many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.”

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 10:3 Or spoke
  2. Revelation 10:7 Lit preached the gospel
  3. Revelation 10:8 Or scroll
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Psalm 148 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Whole Creation Invoked to Praise the Lord.

148 [a]Praise [b]the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!
Praise Him, [c]highest heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.
He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which will not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
Sea monsters and all deeps;
Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
Mountains and all hills;
Fruit trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle;
Creeping things and winged fowl;
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
12 Both young men and virgins;
Old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above earth and heaven.
14 And He has lifted up a horn for His people,
Praise for all His godly ones;
Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him.
[d]Praise [e]the Lord!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 148:1 Or Hallelujah!
  2. Psalm 148:1 Heb Yah
  3. Psalm 148:4 Lit heavens of heavens
  4. Psalm 148:14 Or Hallelujah!
  5. Psalm 148:14 Heb Yah
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Jonah 4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Jonah’s Displeasure Rebuked

But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord and said, “Please Lord, was not this [a]what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore [b]in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity. Therefore now, O Lord, please take my [c]life from me, for death is better to me than life.” The Lord said, “Do you have good reason to be angry?”

Then Jonah went out from the city and sat east of [d]it. There he made a shelter for himself and sat under it in the shade until he could see what would happen in the city. So the Lord God appointed a [e]plant and it grew up over Jonah to be a shade over his head to deliver him from his discomfort. And Jonah was [f]extremely happy about the [g]plant. But God appointed a worm when dawn came the next day and it attacked the plant and it withered. When the sun came up God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah’s head so that he became faint and begged with all his soul to die, saying, “Death is better to me than life.”

Then God said to Jonah, “Do you have good reason to be angry about the plant?” And he said, “I have good reason to be angry, even to death.” 10 Then the Lord said, “You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which [h]came up overnight and perished [i]overnight. 11 Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know the difference between their right and left hand, as well as many animals?”

Footnotes:

  1. Jonah 4:2 Lit my word
  2. Jonah 4:2 Lit I was beforehand in fleeing
  3. Jonah 4:3 Lit soul
  4. Jonah 4:5 Lit the city
  5. Jonah 4:6 Probably a castor oil plant, and so in vv 7, 9 and 10
  6. Jonah 4:6 Lit greatly
  7. Jonah 4:6 Probably a castor oil plant, and so in vv 7, 9 and 10
  8. Jonah 4:10 Lit was a son of a night
  9. Jonah 4:10 Lit a son of a night
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Micah 1-2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Destruction in Israel and Judah

The word of the Lord which came to Micah of Moresheth in the days of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

Hear, O peoples, all of [a]you;
Listen, O earth and [b]all it contains,
And let the Lord [c]God be a witness against you,
The Lord from His holy temple.
For behold, the Lord is coming forth from His place.
He will come down and tread on the high places of the [d]earth.
The mountains will melt under Him
And the valleys will be split,
Like wax before the fire,
Like water poured down a steep place.
All this is for the rebellion of Jacob
And for the sins of the house of Israel.
What is the rebellion of Jacob?
Is it not Samaria?
What is the high [e]place of Judah?
Is it not Jerusalem?
For I will make Samaria a heap of ruins [f]in the open country,
Planting places for a vineyard.
I will pour her stones down into the valley
And will lay bare her foundations.
All of her idols will be smashed,
All of her earnings will be burned with fire
And all of her images I will make desolate,
For she collected them from a harlot’s earnings,
And to the earnings of a harlot they will return.

Because of this I must lament and wail,
I must go barefoot and naked;
I must make a lament like the jackals
And a mourning like the ostriches.
For her [g]wound is incurable,
For it has come to Judah;
It has reached the gate of my people,
Even to Jerusalem.
10 Tell it not in Gath,
Weep not at all.
At [h]Beth-le-aphrah roll yourself in the dust.
11 [i]Go on your way, inhabitant of [j]Shaphir, in shameful nakedness.
The inhabitant of [k]Zaanan does not [l]escape.
The lamentation of [m]Beth-ezel: “He will take from you its [n]support.”
12 For the inhabitant of [o]Maroth
Becomes weak waiting for good,
Because a calamity has come down from the Lord
To the gate of Jerusalem.
13 Harness the chariot to the team of horses,
O inhabitant of Lachish—
She was the beginning of sin
To the daughter of Zion—
Because in you were found
The rebellious acts of Israel.
14 Therefore you will give parting gifts
On behalf of Moresheth-gath;
The houses of Achzib will become a deception
To the kings of Israel.
15 Moreover, I will bring on you
The one who takes possession,
O inhabitant of [p]Mareshah.
The glory of Israel will enter Adullam.
16 Make yourself bald and cut off your hair,
Because of the children of your delight;
Extend your baldness like the eagle,
For they will go from you into exile.

Woe to Oppressors

Woe to those who scheme iniquity,
Who work out evil on their beds!
[q]When morning comes, they do it,
For it is in the power of their hands.
They covet fields and then seize them,
And houses, and take them away.
They [r]rob a man and his house,
A man and his inheritance.

Therefore thus says the Lord,

“Behold, I am planning against this family a calamity
From which you cannot remove your necks;
And you will not walk haughtily,
For it will be an evil time.
“On that day they will take up against you a [s]taunt
And [t]utter a bitter lamentation and say,
‘We are completely destroyed!
He exchanges the portion of my people;
How He removes it from me!
To the apostate He apportions our fields.’
“Therefore you will have no one [u]stretching a measuring line
For you by lot in the assembly of the Lord.

Do not [v]speak out,’ so they [w]speak out.
But if [x]they do not [y]speak out concerning these things,
Reproaches will not be turned back.
“Is it being said, O house of Jacob:
‘Is the Spirit of the Lord impatient?
Are these His doings?’
Do not My words do good
To the one walking uprightly?
[z]Recently My people have arisen as an enemy—
You strip the [aa]robe off the garment
From unsuspecting passers-by,
From those returned from war.
“The women of My people you evict,
Each one from her pleasant house.
From her children you take My splendor forever.
10 “Arise and go,
For this is no place of rest
Because of the uncleanness that brings on destruction,
A painful destruction.
11 “If a man walking after wind and falsehood
Had told lies and said,
‘I will [ab]speak out to you concerning wine and liquor,’
He would be [ac]spokesman to this people.

12 “I will surely assemble all of you, Jacob,
I will surely gather the remnant of Israel.
I will put them together like sheep in the fold;
Like a flock in the midst of its pasture
They will be noisy with men.
13 “The breaker goes up before them;
They break out, pass through the gate and go out by it.
So their king goes on before them,
And the Lord at their head.”

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 1:2 Lit them
  2. Micah 1:2 Lit its fullness
  3. Micah 1:2 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  4. Micah 1:3 Or land
  5. Micah 1:5 Lit places
  6. Micah 1:6 Lit of the field
  7. Micah 1:9 Lit wounds
  8. Micah 1:10 I.e. house of dust
  9. Micah 1:11 I.e. Go into captivity
  10. Micah 1:11 I.e. pleasantness
  11. Micah 1:11 I.e. going out
  12. Micah 1:11 Lit go out
  13. Micah 1:11 I.e. house of removal
  14. Micah 1:11 Lit standing place
  15. Micah 1:12 I.e. bitterness
  16. Micah 1:15 I.e. possession
  17. Micah 2:1 Lit In the light of the morning
  18. Micah 2:2 Lit oppress
  19. Micah 2:4 Or proverb
  20. Micah 2:4 Lit lament
  21. Micah 2:5 Lit casting
  22. Micah 2:6 Lit flow
  23. Micah 2:6 Lit flow
  24. Micah 2:6 I.e. God’s prophets
  25. Micah 2:6 Lit flow
  26. Micah 2:8 Lit And yesterday
  27. Micah 2:8 Or ornaments
  28. Micah 2:11 Lit flow
  29. Micah 2:11 Lit one who flows oracles
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