1Wisdom has (A)built her house,
She has hewn out her seven pillars;
2She has (B)prepared her food, she has (C)mixed her wine;
She has also (D)set her table;
3She has (E)sent out her maidens, she (F)calls
From the (G)tops of the heights of the city:
4"(H)Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!"
To him who (I)lacks understanding she says,
5"Come, (J)eat of my food
And drink of the wine I have mixed.
6"Forsake your folly and (K)live,
And (L)proceed in the way of understanding."
7He who (M)corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself,
And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.
8(N)Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you,
(O)Reprove a wise man and he will love you.
9Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser,
Teach a righteous man and he will (P)increase his learning.
10The (Q)fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
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6(A)The LORD of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for (B)all peoples on this mountain;
A banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow,
And refined, aged wine.
7And on this mountain He will swallow up the (C)covering which is over all peoples,
Even the veil which is stretched over all nations.
8He will (D)swallow up death for all time,
And the Lord GOD will (E)wipe tears away from all faces,
And He will remove the (F)reproach of His people from all the earth;
For the LORD has spoken.
9And it will be said in that day,
"Behold, (G)this is our God for whom we have (H)waited that (I)He might save us
This is the LORD for whom we have waited;
(J)Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."
16But He said to him, "(A)A man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many;17and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for everything is ready now.' 18"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.' 19"Another one said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me excused.' 20"Another one said, '(B)I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.' 21"And the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, 'Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.' 22"And the slave said, 'Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.' 23"And the master said to the slave, 'Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled. 24'For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.'" New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
9How can a young man keep his way pure?
By (A)keeping it according to Your word.
10With (B)all my heart I have sought You;
Do not let me (C)wander from Your commandments.
11Your word I have (D)treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.
12Blessed are You, O LORD;
(E)Teach me Your statutes.
13With my lips I have (F)told of
All the (G)ordinances of Your mouth.
14I have (H)rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
As much as in all riches.
15I will (I)meditate on Your precepts
And regard (J)Your ways.
16I shall (K)delight in Your statutes;
I shall (L)not forget Your word.
1Now it came about when all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the (A)Canaanites who were by the sea, (B)heard how the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan before the sons of Israel until they had crossed, that their hearts melted, and there was no spirit in them any longer because of the sons of Israel.2At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make for yourself (C)flint knives and circumcise again the sons of Israel the second time." 3So Joshua made himself flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at [a]Gibeath-haaraloth. 4This is the reason why Joshua circumcised them: (D)all the people who came out of Egypt who were males, all the men of war, died in the wilderness along the way after they came out of Egypt. 5For all the people who came out were circumcised, but all the people who were born in the wilderness along the way as they came out of Egypt had not been circumcised. 6For the sons of Israel walked (E)forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, that is, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished because they did not listen to the voice of the LORD, (F)to whom the LORD had sworn that He would not let them see the land which the LORD had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey. 7Their children whom He raised up in their place, Joshua circumcised; for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them along the way. 8Now when they had finished circumcising all the nation, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed. 9Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away (G)the reproach of Egypt from you." So the name of that place is called [b]Gilgal to this day. 10While the sons of Israel camped at Gilgal (H)they observed the Passover on the evening of the (I)fourteenth day of the month on the desert plains of Jericho. 11On the day after the Passover, on that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. 12(J)The manna ceased on the day after they had eaten some of the produce of the land, so that the sons of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate some of the yield of the land of Canaan during that year. 13Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, (K)a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?" 14He said, "No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD." And Joshua (L)fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, "What has my lord to say to his servant?" 15The captain of the LORD'S host said to Joshua, "(M)Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.
1Now Jericho was tightly shut because of the sons of Israel; no one went out and no one came in.2The LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with (N)its king and the valiant warriors. 3"You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days. 4"Also seven priests shall carry seven (O)trumpets of rams' horns before the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5"It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people will go up every man straight ahead." New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
1To You, O LORD, I call;
My (A)rock, do not be deaf to me,
For if You (B)are silent to me,
I will become like those who (C)go down to the pit.
2Hear the (D)voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help,
When I (E)lift up my hands (F)toward [a]Your holy (G)sanctuary.
3(H)Do not drag me away with the wicked
And with those who work iniquity,
Who (I)speak peace with their neighbors,
While evil is in their hearts.
4Requite them (J)according to their work and according to the evil of their practices;
Requite them according to the deeds of their hands;
Repay them their [b]recompense.
5Because they (K)do not regard the works of the LORD
Nor the deeds of His hands,
He will tear them down and not build them up.
6Blessed be the LORD,
Because He (L)has heard the voice of my supplication.
7The LORD is my (M)strength and my (N)shield;
My heart (O)trusts in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore (P)my heart exults,
And with (Q)my song I shall thank Him.
8The LORD is their (R)strength,
And He is a (S)saving defense to His anointed.
9(T)Save Your people and bless (U)Your inheritance;
Be their (V)shepherd also, and (W)carry them forever.
1Now there was a man at (A)Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was (B)called the Italian [a]cohort,2a devout man and (C)one who feared God with all his household, and (D)gave many [b]alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually. 3About (E)the [c]ninth hour of the day he clearly saw (F)in a vision (G)an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, "Cornelius!" 4And (H)fixing his gaze on him and being much alarmed, he said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and [d]alms (I)have ascended (J)as a memorial before God. 5"Now dispatch some men to (K)Joppa and send for a man named Simon, who is also called Peter; 6he is staying with a tanner named (L)Simon, whose house is by the sea." 7When the angel who was speaking to him had left, he summoned two of his servants and a devout soldier of those who were his personal attendants, 8and after he had explained everything to them, he sent them to (M)Joppa. 9On the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, (N)Peter went up on (O)the housetop about (P)the [e]sixth hour to pray. 10But he became hungry and was desiring to eat; but while they were making preparations, he (Q)fell into a trance; 11and he saw (R)the sky opened up, and an [f]object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground, 12and there were in it all kinds of four-footed animals and [g]crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the air. 13A voice came to him, "Get up, Peter, kill and eat!" 14But Peter said, "By no means, (S)Lord, for (T)I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean." 15Again a voice came to him a second time, "(U)What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy." 16This happened three times, and immediately the object was taken up into the sky. 17Now while Peter was greatly perplexed in mind as to what (V)the vision which he had seen might be, behold, (W)the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions for Simon's house, appeared at the gate; New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation