Micah 1-4New Living Translation (NLT)
1 The Lord gave this message to Micah of Moresheth during the years when Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah were kings of Judah. The visions he saw concerned both Samaria and Jerusalem.
Grief over Samaria and Jerusalem
2 Attention! Let all the people of the world listen!
6 “So I, the Lord, will make the city of Samaria
8 Therefore, I will mourn and lament.
10 Don’t tell our enemies in Gath[b];
13 Harness your chariot horses and flee,
16 Oh, people of Judah, shave your heads in sorrow,
Judgment against Wealthy Oppressors
2 What sorrow awaits you who lie awake at night,
3 But this is what the Lord says:
4 In that day your enemies will make fun of you
True and False Prophets
6 “Don’t say such things,”
7 Should you talk that way, O family of Israel?[p]
11 Suppose a prophet full of lies would say to you,
Hope for Restoration
12 “Someday, O Israel, I will gather you;
Judgment against Israel’s Leaders
3 I said, “Listen, you leaders of Israel!
5 This is what the Lord says:
8 But as for me, I am filled with power—
The Lord’s Future Reign
4 In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house
Israel’s Return from Exile
6 “In that coming day,” says the Lord,
9 But why are you now screaming in terror?
11 Now many nations have gathered against you.
Revelation 6New Living Translation (NLT)
The Lamb Breaks the First Six Seals
6 As I watched, the Lamb broke the first of the seven seals on the scroll.[a] Then I heard one of the four living beings say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 I looked up and saw a white horse standing there. Its rider carried a bow, and a crown was placed on his head. He rode out to win many battles and gain the victory.
3 When the Lamb broke the second seal, I heard the second living being say, “Come!” 4 Then another horse appeared, a red one. Its rider was given a mighty sword and the authority to take peace from the earth. And there was war and slaughter everywhere.
5 When the Lamb broke the third seal, I heard the third living being say, “Come!” I looked up and saw a black horse, and its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice from among the four living beings say, “A loaf of wheat bread or three loaves of barley will cost a day’s pay.[b] And don’t waste[c] the olive oil and wine.”
7 When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the fourth living being say, “Come!” 8 I looked up and saw a horse whose color was pale green. Its rider was named Death, and his companion was the Grave.[d] These two were given authority over one-fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword and famine and disease[e] and wild animals.
9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of all who had been martyred for the word of God and for being faithful in their testimony. 10 They shouted to the Lord and said, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge the people who belong to this world and avenge our blood for what they have done to us?” 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them. And they were told to rest a little longer until the full number of their brothers and sisters[f]—their fellow servants of Jesus who were to be martyred—had joined them.
12 I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood. 13 Then the stars of the sky fell to the earth like green figs falling from a tree shaken by a strong wind. 14 The sky was rolled up like a scroll, and all of the mountains and islands were moved from their places.
15 Then everyone—the kings of the earth, the rulers, the generals, the wealthy, the powerful, and every slave and free person—all hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16 And they cried to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. 17 For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to survive?”
Psalm 134New Living Translation (NLT)
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.
1 Oh, praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,
3 May the Lord, who made heaven and earth,
Proverbs 30:1-4New Living Translation (NLT)
The Sayings of Agur
30 The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh contain this message.[a]
I am weary, O God;
4 Who but God goes up to heaven and comes back down?
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