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Psalm 77-78 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

77 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and He gave ear unto me.

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; my sore ran in the night and ceased not; my soul refused to be comforted.

I remembered God, and was troubled; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah

Thou holdest mine eyes awake; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

I call to remembrance my song in the night; I commune with mine own heart, and my spirit makes diligent search.

“Will the Lord cast off for ever? And will He be favorable no more?

Is His mercy clean gone for ever? Doth His promise fail for evermore?

Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Hath He in anger shut up His tender mercies?” Selah

10 And I said, “This is my infirmity, but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.”

11 I will remember the works of the Lord; surely I will remember Thy wonders of old.

12 I will meditate also on all of Thy work, and talk of Thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary. Who is so great a god as our God?

14 Thou art the God that doest wonders; Thou hast declared Thy strength among the people.

15 Thou hast with Thine arm redeemed Thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

16 The waters saw Thee, O God, the waters saw Thee; they were afraid; the depths also were troubled.

17 The clouds poured out water, the skies sent out a sound; Thine arrows also went abroad.

18 The voice of Thy thunder was in the heavens, the lightnings lightened the world; the earth trembled and shook.

19 Thy way is in the sea, and Thy path in the great waters, and Thy footsteps are not known.

20 Thou didst lead Thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

78 Give ear, O my people, to my law; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,

which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord and His strength, and His wonderful works that He hath done.

For He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded to our fathers, that they should make them known to their children;

that the generation to come might know them, even the children who should be born, who should arise and declare them to their children,

that they might set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments;

and so might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.

10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in His law;

11 they forgot His works and His wonders that He had shown them.

12 Marvelous things did He in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

13 He divided the sea and caused them to pass through; and He made the waters to stand as a heap.

14 In the daytime also He led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.

15 He cleaved the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.

17 And they sinned yet more against Him by provoking the Most High in the wilderness.

18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking for meat for their lust.

19 Yea, they spoke against God: they said, “Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?

20 Behold, He smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed. Can He give bread also? Can He provide flesh for His people?”

21 Therefore the Lord heard this and was wroth; so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also rose up against Israel,

22 because they believed not in God and trusted not in His salvation,

23 though He had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,

24 and had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.

25 Man ate angels’ food; He sent them meat to the full.

26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven, and by His power He brought in the south wind.

27 He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls as the sand of the sea.

28 And He let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.

29 So they ate and were well filled, for He gave them their own desire.

30 But they were not estranged from their lust; but while their meat was yet in their mouths,

31 the wrath of God came upon them and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.

32 For all this, they sinned still and believed not in His wondrous works.

33 Therefore their days did He consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

34 When He slew them, then they sought Him; and they returned and inquired early after God.

35 And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God, their redeemer.

36 Nevertheless they flattered Him with their mouth, and they lied unto Him with their tongues.

37 For their heart was not right with Him, neither were they steadfast in His covenant.

38 But He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity and destroyed them not. Yea, many a time turned He His anger away, and did not stir up all His wrath;

39 for He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passeth away and cometh not again.

40 How oft did they provoke Him in the wilderness, and grieve Him in the desert!

41 Yea, they turned back and tested God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.

42 They remembered not His hand, nor the day when He delivered them from the enemy,

43 how He had wrought His signs in Egypt and His wonders in the field of Zoan,

44 and had turned their rivers into blood, and their streams, that they could not drink.

45 He sent divers sorts of flies among them which devoured them, and frogs which destroyed them.

46 He gave also their harvest unto the caterpillar, and their labor unto the locust.

47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycamore trees with frost.

48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

49 He cast upon them the fierceness of His anger, wrath, indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.

50 He made a path to His anger; He spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence,

51 and smote all the firstborn in Egypt, the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham.

52 But He made His own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

53 And He led them on safely, so that they feared not; but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.

54 And He brought them to the border of His sanctuary, even to this mountain, which His right hand had purchased.

55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and apportioned them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

56 Yet they tested and provoked the Most High God and kept not His testimonies,

57 but turned back and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers; they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

58 For they provoked Him to anger with their high places, and loved Him to jealousy with their graven images.

59 When God heard this, He was wroth and greatly abhorred Israel,

60 so that He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which He had placed among men,

61 and delivered His strength into captivity, and His glory into the enemy’s hand.

62 He gave His people over also unto the sword, and was wroth with His inheritance.

63 The fire consumed their young men, and their maidens were not given to marriage.

64 Their priests fell by the sword, and their widows made no lamentation.

65 Then the Lord awakened as one out of sleep, like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.

66 And He smote His enemies in the hinder parts, and laid upon them a perpetual reproach.

67 Moreover He refused the tabernacle of Joseph and chose not the tribe of Ephraim,

68 but chose the tribe of Judah, the Mount Zion which He loved.

69 And He built His sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which He hath established for ever.

70 He also chose David His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;

71 from following the ewes great with young He brought him to feed Jacob His people, and Israel His inheritance.

72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart, and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.

Romans 10 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

10 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved.

For I bear them record that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

For they, being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth.

For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law: that “the man who doeth those things shall live by them.”

But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh in this manner: “Say not in thine heart, ‘Who shall ascend into Heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down from above)

or, “‘Who shall descend into the deep?’” (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead).

But what saith it? “The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth and in thy heart,” that is, the word of faith which we preach:

that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the Scripture saith, “Whosoever believeth in Him shall not be ashamed.”

12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich unto all who call upon Him.

13 For “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?

15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”

16 But they have not all obeyed the Gospel. For Isaiah saith, “Lord, who hath believed our report?”

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.

18 But I ask, have they not heard? Yes, verily: “Their sound went out into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.”

19 But I ask, did not Israel know? First Moses saith, “I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.”

20 But Isaiah is very bold and saith, “I was found by them that sought Me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after Me.”

21 But to Israel he saith, “All day long I have stretched forth My hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.”


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