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Psalm 43-45 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

43 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

For Thou art the God of my strength; why dost Thou cast me off? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

O send out Thy light and Thy truth! Let them lead me. Let them bring me unto Thy holy hill and to Thy tabernacles.

Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy; yea, upon the harp will I praise Thee, O God, my God.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance and my God.

44 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us what work Thou didst in their days, in the times of old:

how Thou didst drive out the heathen with Thy hand, and planted them; how Thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them, but by Thy right hand and Thine arm and the light of Thy countenance, because Thou hadst favor unto them.

Thou art my King, O God; command deliverances for Jacob.

Through Thee will we push down our enemies; through Thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me;

but Thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.

In God we boast all the day long, and praise Thy name for ever. Selah

But Thou hast cast us off and put us to shame, and goest not forth with our armies.

10 Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy, and they that hate us despoil us for themselves.

11 Thou hast given us up like sheep appointed for slaughter, and hast scattered us among the heathen.

12 Thou sellest Thy people for nought, and dost not increase Thy wealth by their price.

13 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

14 Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,

16 for the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth by reason of the enemy and avenger.

17 All this has come upon us; yet have we not forgotten Thee, neither have we dealt falsely in Thy covenant.

18 Our heart has not turned back, neither have our steps turned from Thy way,

19 though Thou hast sorely broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

20 If we had forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god,

21 shall not God search this out? For He knoweth the secrets of the heart.

22 Yea, for Thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

23 Awake! Why sleepest Thou, O Lord? Arise! Cast us not off for ever.

24 Why hidest Thou Thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

26 Arise for our help, and redeem us for Thy mercies’ sake.

45 My heart is composing a goodly matter; I speak of the verses which I have made concerning the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Thou art fairer than the children of men; grace is poured into Thy lips; therefore God hath blessed Thee for ever.

Gird Thy sword upon Thy thigh, O most Mighty, with Thy glory and Thy majesty.

And in Thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and Thy right hand shall teach Thee fearsome things.

Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies, whereby the people fall under Thee.

Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; the scepter of Thy Kingdom is a righteous scepter.

Thou lovest righteousness and hatest wickedness; therefore God, Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows.

All Thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made Thee glad.

Kings’ daughters were among Thy honorable women; at Thy right hand stood the queen in gold of Ophir.

10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people and thy father’s house.

11 So shall the King greatly desire thy beauty, for He is thy Lord; worship thou Him.

12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.

13 The King’s daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is of wrought gold.

14 She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework; the virgins, her companions that follow her, shall be brought unto Thee.

15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought; they shall enter into the King’s palace.

16 Instead of Thy fathers shall be Thy children, whom Thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

17 I will make Thy name to be remembered in all generations; therefore shall the people praise Thee for ever and ever.

Acts 27:27-44 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

27 But when the fourteenth night had come, as we were being driven up and down in the Adriatic, about midnight the shipmen deemed that we were drawing near to some land.

28 And they took a sounding and found it to be twenty fathoms deep; and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again and found it fifteen fathoms.

29 Then, fearing lest we should be driven upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

30 And as the shipmen were about to flee from the ship, and had let down the boat into the sea under the pretext that they would cast anchors out of the prow,

31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, “Unless these remain in the ship, ye cannot be saved.”

32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

33 And as the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, “This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

34 Therefore I pray you to take some meat, for this is for your health; for there shall not a hair fall from the head of any of you.”

35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all; and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

36 Then they were all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.

37 And we were in all on the ship, two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.

38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship and cast out the wheat into the sea.

39 And when it was day, they knew not the land, but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.

40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder ropes, and hoisted up the mainsail into the wind, and made toward shore.

41 And falling into a place where two currents met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast and remained immovable, but the stern began to break up with the violence of the waves.

42 And the soldier’s counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out and escape.

43 But the centurion, desiring to save Paul, kept them from their purpose, and commanded that those who could swim should cast themselves first into the sea and get to land,

44 and the rest, some on boards and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass that they all escaped safely to land.


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