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Psalm 23-25 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

24 The earth is the Lord’S, and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein.

For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

Who shall ascend onto the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy Place?

He that hath clean hands and a pure heart, who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Such is the generation of them that seek Him, that seek Thy face, O God of Jacob. Selah

Lift up your heads, O ye gates! And be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates! Even lift them up, ye everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah

25 Unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul;

O my God, I trust in Thee. Let me not be ashamed; let not mine enemies triumph over me.

Yea, let none that wait on Thee be ashamed; let them be ashamed that transgress without cause.

Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths.

Lead me in Thy truth and teach me, for Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day.

Remember, O Lord, Thy tender mercies and Thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; according to Thy mercy remember Thou me, for Thy goodness’ sake, O Lord.

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He teach sinners in the way.

The meek will He guide in judgment, and the meek will He teach His way.

10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, unto them that keep His covenant and His testimonies.

11 For Thy name’s sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity, for it is great.

12 What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose.

13 His soul shall dwell at ease, and his seed shall inherit the earth.

14 The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.

15 Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.

16 Turn Thee unto me and have mercy upon me, for I am desolate and afflicted.

17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged; O bring Thou me out of my distresses.

18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins.

19 Consider mine enemies, for they are many; they hate me with cruel hatred.

20 O keep my soul and deliver me; let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in Thee.

21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait on Thee.

22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles!

Acts 21:18-40 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

18 And the day following, Paul went with us unto James, and all the elders were present.

19 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.

20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord and said unto him, “Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who believe, and they are all zealous for the law.

21 And they are informed about thee, that thou teachest all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, nor walk according to the customs.

22 What is therefore to be done? The multitude must surely come together, for they will hear that thou art come.

23 Do therefore this which we say to thee: We have four men who have taken a vow upon themselves.

24 Take them and purify thyself with them, and bear their charges with them, that they may shave their heads; and all may know that those things of which they have been informed concerning thee are nothing, butthat thou thyself also walkest orderly and keepest the law.

25 And as to the Gentiles who believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication.”

26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day, purifying himself with them, he entered into the temple to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until an offering should be offered for every one of them.

27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews who were from Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people and laid hands on him,

28 crying out, “Men of Israel, help! This is the man who teacheth all men everywhere against the people and the law and this place, and furthermore brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.”

29 (For they had seen previously with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)

30 And all the city was moved and the people ran together, and they took Paul and dragged him out of the temple; and forthwith the doors were shut.

31 And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the garrison that all Jerusalem was in an uproar,

32 who immediately took soldiers and centurions and ran down unto them; and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left off beating Paul.

33 Then the chief captain came near, and took him and commanded that he be bound with two chains, and demanded who he was and what he had done.

34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude. And when he could learn nothing with certainty because of the tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle.

35 And when Paul came upon the stairs, so it was that he had to be borne by the soldiers because of the violence of the people.

36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, “Away with him!”

37 And as Paul was about to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, “May I speak unto thee?” And he said, “Canst thou speak Greek?

38 Art not thou that Egyptian who prior to these days madest an uproar and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men who were murderers?”

39 But Paul said, “I am a man who am a Jew of Tarsus, a city of Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city; and I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.”

40 And when he had given him leave, Paul stood on the stairs and beckoned with his hand unto the people. And when there fell a great silence, he spoke unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying:


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