1(A) Wisdom has built her house;
she has hewn her(B) seven(C) pillars. 2She has(D) slaughtered her beasts; she has(E) mixed her wine;
she has also(F) set her table. 3She has(G) sent out her young women to(H) call
from(I) the highest places in the town, 4(J) "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!"
(K) To him who lacks sense she says, 5"Come,(L) eat of my bread
and(M) drink of(N) the wine I have mixed. 6Leave(O) your simple ways,[a] and(P) live,
(Q) and walk in the way of insight."
13Do not be surprised, brothers,[a](A) that the world hates you. 14We know that(B) we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15(C) Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that(D) no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.16By this we know love, that(E) he laid down his life for us, and(F) we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17But(G) if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet(H) closes his heart against him,(I) how does God’s love abide in him? 18Little children, let us not(J) love in word or talk but in deed and(K) in truth. English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
16But he said to him, (A) "A man once(B) gave a great banquet and invited many. 17And at the time for the banquet he(C) sent his servant[a] to say to those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.' 18But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.' 19And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.' 20And another said,(D) 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' 21So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in(E) the poor and crippled and blind and lame.' 22And the servant said, 'Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.' 23And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. 24For I tell you,[b](F) none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.'"English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
9How can(A) a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word. 10(B) With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not(C) wander from your commandments! 11I have(D) stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you. 12Blessed are you, O LORD;
(E) teach me your statutes! 13With my lips I(F) declare
all the rules[a] of your mouth. 14In the way of your testimonies I(G) delight
as much as in all(H) riches. 15I will(I) meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your(J) ways. 16I will(K) delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word.
1As soon as all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites(A) who were by the sea,(B) heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan for the people of Israel until they had crossed over, their hearts(C) melted and(D) there was no longer any spirit in them because of the people of Israel.2At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make(E) flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel a second time." 3So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.[a] 4And this is the reason why Joshua circumcised them:(F) all the males of the people who came out of Egypt, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way after they had come out of Egypt. 5Though all the people who came out had been circumcised, yet all the people who were born on the way in the wilderness after they had come out of Egypt had not been circumcised. 6For the people of Israel walked(G) forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the LORD; the LORD(H) swore to them that he would not let them see the land that the LORD had sworn to their fathers to give to us,(I) a land flowing with milk and honey. 7So it was(J) their children, whom he raised up in their place, that Joshua circumcised. For they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way. 8When the circumcising of the whole nation was finished, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed. 9And the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the(K) reproach of Egypt from you." And so the name of that place is called(L) Gilgal[b] to this day.
10While the people of Israel were encamped at Gilgal, they kept the Passover(M) on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening on the plains of Jericho. 11And the day after the Passover, on that very day, they ate of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. 12And(N) the manna ceased the day after they ate of the produce of the land. And there was no longer manna for the people of Israel, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
13When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold,(O) a man was standing before him(P) with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us, or for our adversaries?" 14And he said, "No; but I am the commander of the army of the LORD. Now I have come." And Joshua(Q) fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, "What does my lord say to his servant?" 15And the commander of the LORD’s army said to Joshua,(R) "Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.
1Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. 2And the LORD said to Joshua, "See,(S) I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. 3You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days. 4Seven priests shall bear seven(T) trumpets of(U) rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and(V) the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5And when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat,[c] and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him."English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
1To you, O LORD, I call;
(A) my rock, be not deaf to me,lest, if you(B) be silent to me,
I become like those who(C) go down to the pit. 2(D) Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,
when I cry to you for help,when I(E) lift up my hands
(F) toward your most holy sanctuary.[a]
1At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of(A) what was known as the Italian Cohort, 2a devout man(B) who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. 3(C) About the ninth hour of the day[a](D) he saw clearly in a vision(E) an angel of God come in and say to him, "Cornelius." 4And he stared at him in terror and said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms(F) have ascended(G) as a memorial before God. 5And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter. 6He is lodging(H) with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea." 7When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him, 8and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.
9The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city,(I) Peter went up(J) on the housetop about(K) the sixth hour[b] to pray. 10And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into(L) a trance 11and saw(M) the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth. 12In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. 13And there came a voice to him: "Rise, Peter; kill and eat." 14But Peter said, "By no means, Lord;(N) for I have never eaten anything that is(O) common or(P) unclean." 15And the voice came to him again a second time, (Q) "What God has made clean, do not call common." 16This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven.17Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed as to what(R) the vision that he had seen might mean, behold,(S) the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon’s house, stood at the gate English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.