Psalm 100-102 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
100 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing!
3 Know ye that the Lord, He is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves. We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise! Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name!
5 For the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.
101 I will sing of mercy and judgment; unto Thee, O Lord, will I sing.
2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt Thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes; I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
4 A froward heart shall depart from me; I will not know a wicked person.
5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I cut off; him that hath a haughty look and a proud heart will I not suffer.
6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house; he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land, that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.
102 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto Thee.
2 Hide not Thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline Thine ear unto me. In the day when I call, answer me speedily.
3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as a hearth.
4 My heart is smitten and withered like grass, so that I forget to eat my bread.
5 By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert.
7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the housetop.
8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day, and them that are mad against me are sworn against me.
9 For I have eaten ashes like bread and mingled my drink with weeping,
10 because of Thine indignation and Thy wrath; for Thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.
11 My days are like a shadow that declineth, and I am withered like grass.
12 But Thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever, and Thy remembrance unto all generations.
13 Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Zion; for the time to favor her, yea, the set time has come.
14 For Thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.
15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth Thy glory.
16 When the Lord shall build up Zion, He shall appear in His glory.
17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
18 This shall be written for the generation to come, and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord.
19 For He hath looked down from the height of His sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth,
20 to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to loose those that are appointed to death,
21 to declare the name of the Lord in Zion, and His praise in Jerusalem,
22 when people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord.
23 He weakened my strength on the way; He shortened my days.
24 I said, “O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days; Thy years are throughout all generations.
25 Of old hast Thou laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Thy hands.
26 They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure; yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; and as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed.
27 But Thou art the same, and Thy years shall have no end.
28 The children of Thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before Thee.”
1 Corinthians 1 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
3 Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I thank my God always on your behalf for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
5 that in every thing ye are enriched by Him, in all utterance and in all knowledge,
6 even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you,
7 so that ye fall behind in no gift, waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
8 He shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
11 For it hath been reported unto me about you, my brethren, by those who are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
12 Now this I say, when every one of you saith, “I am of Paul,” and “I of Apollos,” and “I of Cephas,” and “I of Christ”:
13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
14 I thank God that I baptized none of you but Crispus and Gaius,
15 lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.
16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas. Besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel, and not with the wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
18 For the preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who perish; but unto us who are saved, it is the power of God.
19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom;
23 but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness,
24 but unto those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God.
25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For ye see in your calling, brethren, how not many wise men according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 and base things of the world and things which are despised hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things which are,
29 that no flesh should glory in His presence.
30 But because of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who from God is made unto us wisdom and righteousness, and sanctification and redemption,
31 that according as it is written: “He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.”