33 These things I have spoken to you, that (A)in Me you may have peace. (B)In the world you [a]will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, (C)I have overcome the world.”

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  1. John 16:33 NU, M omit will

Seeing the Invisible

16 Therefore we (A)do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is (B)being renewed day by day. 17 For (C)our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 (D)while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Assurance of the Resurrection

For we know that if (E)our earthly [a]house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house (F)not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this (G)we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our [b]habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, (H)having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, (I)but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also (J)has given us the Spirit as [c]a guarantee.

So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For (K)we walk by faith, not by sight.

Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:1 Physical body
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:2 dwelling
  3. 2 Corinthians 5:5 down payment, earnest

looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and [b]finisher of our faith, (A)who for the joy that was set before Him (B)endured the cross, despising the shame, and (C)has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

The Discipline of God(D)

(E)For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, (F)lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

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  1. Hebrews 12:2 originator
  2. Hebrews 12:2 perfecter

(A)Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight;
Yet I will look again (B)toward Your holy temple.’
The (C)waters surrounded me, even to my soul;
The deep closed around me;
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
I went down to the [a]moorings of the mountains;
The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;
Yet You have brought up my (D)life from the pit,
O Lord, my God.

“When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the Lord;
(E)And my prayer went up to You,
Into Your holy temple.

“Those who regard (F)worthless idols
Forsake their own [b]Mercy.
But I will (G)sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay what I have (H)vowed.
(I)Salvation is of the (J)Lord.”

10 So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

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  1. Jonah 2:6 foundations or bases
  2. Jonah 2:8 Or Lovingkindness

BOOK TWO

Psalms 42–72

Yearning for God in the Midst of Distresses

To the Chief Musician. A [a]Contemplation of the sons of Korah.

42 As the deer [b]pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
(A)My soul thirsts for God, for the (B)living God.
When shall I come and [c]appear before God?
(C)My tears have been my food day and night,
While they continually say to me,
(D)“Where is your God?”

When I remember these things,
(E)I pour out my soul within me.
For I used to go with the multitude;
(F)I went with them to the house of God,
With the voice of joy and praise,
With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast.

(G)Why are you [d]cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
(H)Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him
[e]For the help of His countenance.

[f]O my God, my soul is cast down within me;
Therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan,
And from the heights of Hermon,
From [g]the Hill Mizar.
Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls;
(I)All Your waves and billows have gone over me.
The Lord will (J)command His lovingkindness in the daytime,
And (K)in the night His song shall be with me—
A prayer to the God of my life.

I will say to God my Rock,
(L)“Why have You forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10 As with a [h]breaking of my bones,
My enemies [i]reproach me,
(M)While they say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”

11 (N)Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The [j]help of my countenance and my God.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 42:1 Heb. Maschil
  2. Psalm 42:1 Lit. longs for
  3. Psalm 42:2 So with MT, Vg.; some Heb. mss., LXX, Syr., Tg. I see the face of God
  4. Psalm 42:5 Lit. bowed down
  5. Psalm 42:5 So with MT, Tg.; a few Heb. mss., LXX, Syr., Vg. The help of my countenance, my God
  6. Psalm 42:6 So with MT, Tg.; a few Heb. mss., LXX, Syr., Vg. put my God at the end of v. 5
  7. Psalm 42:6 Or Mount
  8. Psalm 42:10 Lit. shattering
  9. Psalm 42:10 revile
  10. Psalm 42:11 Lit. salvation

You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;
Therefore God, Your God, (A)has anointed You
With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”

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The Parable of the Persistent Widow

18 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men (A)always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor [a]regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, [b]‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, (B)yet because this widow troubles me I will [c]avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ”

Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. And (C)shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you (D)that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 18:2 respect
  2. Luke 18:3 Avenge me on
  3. Luke 18:5 vindicate

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