1After these things (A)the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying,
"(B)Do not fear, Abram,
I am (C)a shield to you;
Your (D)reward shall be very great."
19"Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.20"And a poor man named Lazarus (A)was laid at his gate, covered with sores, 21and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man's table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. 22"Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to (B)Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. 23"In (C)Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. 24"And he cried out and said, '(D)Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in (E)this flame.' 25"But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that (F)during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. 26'And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.' 27"And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father's house-- 28for I have five brothers--in order that he may (G)warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.' 29"But Abraham said, 'They have (H)Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.' 30"But he said, 'No, (I)father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!' 31"But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.'" New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
1How blessed are those whose way is [a](A)blameless,
Who (B)walk in the law of the LORD.
2How blessed are those who (C)observe His testimonies,
Who (D)seek Him (E)with all their heart.
3They also (F)do no unrighteousness;
They walk in His ways.
4You have (G)ordained Your precepts,
That we should keep them diligently.
5Oh that my (H)ways may be established
To (I)keep Your statutes!
6Then I (J)shall not be ashamed
When I look upon all Your commandments.
7I shall (K)give thanks to You with uprightness of heart,
When I learn Your righteous judgments.
8I shall keep Your statutes;
Do not (L)forsake me utterly!
1(A)Do not boast about tomorrow,
For you (B)do not know what a day may bring forth.
2Let (C)another praise you, and not your own mouth;
A stranger, and not your own lips.
3A stone is heavy and the sand weighty,
But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
4Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood,
But (D)who can stand before jealousy?
5Better is (E)open rebuke
Than love that is concealed.
6Faithful are the (F)wounds of a friend,
But deceitful are the (G)kisses of an enemy.
7A sated man loathes honey,
But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
8Like a (H)bird that wanders from her nest,
So is a man who (I)wanders from his home.
9(J)Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.
10Do not forsake your own (K)friend or (L)your father's friend,
And do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity;
Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away.
11(M)Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad,
That I may (N)reply to him who reproaches me.
12A prudent man sees evil and hides himself,
The naive proceed and pay the penalty.
13(O)Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger;
And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.
14(P)He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning,
It will be reckoned a curse to him.
15A (Q)constant dripping on a day of steady rain
And a contentious woman are alike;
16He who would restrain her restrains the wind,
And grasps oil with his right hand.
17Iron sharpens iron,
So one man sharpens another.
18He who tends the (R)fig tree will eat its fruit,
And he who (S)cares for his master will be honored.
19As in water face reflects face,
So the heart of man reflects man.
20(T)Sheol and Abaddon are (U)never satisfied,
Nor are the (V)eyes of man ever satisfied.
21The (W)crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold,
And each (X)is tested by the praise accorded him.
22Though you (Y)pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,
Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
23(Z)Know well the condition of your flocks,
And pay attention to your herds;
24For riches are not forever,
Nor does a (AA)crown endure to all generations.
1I will (A)bless the LORD at all times;
His (B)praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2My soul will (C)make its boast in the LORD;
The (D)humble will hear it and rejoice.
3O (E)magnify the LORD with me,
And let us (F)exalt His name together.
4I (G)sought the LORD, and He answered me,
And (H)delivered me from all my fears.
5They (I)looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces will (J)never be ashamed.
6This poor man cried, and (K)the LORD heard him
And saved him out of all his troubles.
7The (L)angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him,
And rescues them.
8O (M)taste and see that the LORD is good;
How (N)blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
9O fear the LORD, you (O)His saints;
For to those who fear Him there is (P)no want.
10The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the LORD shall (Q)not be in want of any good thing.
11(R)Come, you children, listen to me;
(S)I will teach you (T)the fear of the LORD.
12(U)Who is the man who desires life
And loves length of days that he may (V)see good?
13Keep (W)your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking (X)deceit.
14(Y)Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and (Z)pursue it.
15The (AA)eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
And His ears are open to their cry.
16The (AB)face of the LORD is against evildoers,
To (AC)cut off the memory of them from the earth.
17The righteous (AD)cry, and the LORD hears
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
18The LORD (AE)is near to the (AF)brokenhearted
And saves those who are [a](AG)crushed in spirit.
19(AH)Many are the (AI)afflictions of the righteous,
But the LORD (AJ)delivers him out of them all.
20He keeps all his bones,
(AK)Not one of them is broken.
21(AL)Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
22The LORD (AM)redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who (AN)take refuge in Him will be condemned.
1(A)Now on the first day of the week (B)Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw (C)the stone already taken away from the tomb.2So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other (D)disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "(E)They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him." 3(F)So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb. 4The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first; 5and (G)stooping and looking in, he saw the (H)linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. 6And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7and (I)the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the (J)linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. 8So the other disciple who (K)had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed. 9For as yet (L)they did not understand the Scripture, (M)that He must rise again from the dead. 10So the disciples went away again (N)to their own homes. 11(O)But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she (P)stooped and looked into the tomb; 12and she saw (Q)two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying. 13And they said to her, "(R)Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because (S)they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him." 14When she had said this, she turned around and (T)saw Jesus standing there, and (U)did not know that it was Jesus. 15Jesus said to her, "(V)Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." 16Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him (W)in Hebrew, "(X)Rabboni!" (which means, Teacher). 17Jesus said to her, "Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to (Y)My brethren and say to them, 'I (Z)ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'" 18(AA)Mary Magdalene came, (AB)announcing to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and that He had said these things to her. New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation