Sleepy Scriptures Episode Fourteen

In this episode we open the book of Exodus and begin Moses’ journey from the babe in the bullrushes, through a parted Red Sea to his coming down the mountain with Ten Commandments. Relax as you listen to your favorite Bible stories, or discover them for the first time, delivered in a calming, meditative tone with soothing music. We continue with the Gospel of Matthew, the beginning of Exodus and, as always, a Psalm and some Proverbs.

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Matthew Chapter Twenty

1: For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
 
2: And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
 
3: And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
 
4: And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
 
5: Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
 
6: And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
 
7: They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
 
8: So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
 
9: And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
 
10: But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
 
11: And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
 
12: Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
 
13: But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
 
14: Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
 
15: Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
 
16: So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
 
17: And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
 
18: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,
 
19: And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
 
20: Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
 
21: And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
 
22: But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
 
23: And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
 
24: And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
 
25: But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
 
26: But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
 
27: And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
 
28: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
 
29: And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
 
30: And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
 
31: And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
 
32: And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
 
33: They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
 
34: So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Matthew Chapter Twenty One

1: And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
 
2: Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.
 
3: And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.
 
4: All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
 
5: Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
 
6: And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
 
7: :And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
 
8: And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
 
9: And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
 
10: And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
 
11: And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
 
12: And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
 
13: And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
 
14: And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.
 
15: And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased,
 
16: And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
 
17: And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.
 
18: Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
 
19: And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
 
20: And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
 
21: Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
 
22: And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
 
23: And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
 
24: And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
 
25: The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
 
26: But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
 
27: And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
 
28: But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
 
29: He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
 
30: And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
 
31: Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
 
32: For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
 
33: Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
 
34: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
 
35: And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
 
36: Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
 
37: But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
 
38: But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
 
39: And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
 
40: When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
 
41: They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
 
42: Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
 
43: Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
 
44: And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
 
45: And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
 
46: But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

Matthew Chapter Twenty Two

1: And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
 
2: The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
 
3: And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
 
4: Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
 
5: But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
 
6: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
 
7: :But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
 
8: Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
 
9: Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
 
10: So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
 
11: And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
 
12: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
 
13: Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
 
14: For many are called, but few are chosen.
 
15: Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
 
16: And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
 
17: Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
 
18: But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
 
19: Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
 
20: And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
 
21: They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.
 
22: When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
 
23: The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
 
24: Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
 
25: Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
 
26: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
 
27: And last of all the woman died also.
 
28: Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
 
29: Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
 
30: For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
 
31: But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
 
32: I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
 
33: And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
 
34: But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
 
35: Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
 
36: Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
 
37: Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
 
38: This is the first and great commandment.
 
39: And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
 
40: On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
 
41: While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
 
42: Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
 
43: He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
 
44: The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
 
45: If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
 
46: And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Exodus Chapter One

1: Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.
 
2: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
 
3: Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
 
4: Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
 
5: And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.
 
6: And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.
 
7: :And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
 
8: Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
 
9: And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
 
10: Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
 
11: Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
 
12: But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
 
13: And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
 
14: And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
 
15: And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
 
16: And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
 
17: But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
 
18: And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
 
19: And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
 
20: Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
 
21: And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
 
22: And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

Exodus Chapter Two

1: And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
 
2: And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
 
3: And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.
 
4: And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
 
5: And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
 
6: And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.
 
7: :Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
 
8: And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
 
9: And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
 
10: And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.
 
11: And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
 
12: And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
 
13: And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
 
14: And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.
 
15: Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.
 
16: Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
 
17: And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
 
18: And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?
 
19: And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.
 
20: And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.
 
21: And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
 
22: And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
 
23: And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
 
24: And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
 
25: And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

Exodus Chapter Three

1: Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
 
2: And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
 
3: And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
 
4: And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
 
5: And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
 
6: Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
 
7: :And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
 
8: And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
 
9: Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
 
10: Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
 
11: And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
 
12: And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
 
13: And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
 
14: And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
 
15: And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
 
16: Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:
 
17: And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
 
18: And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
 
19: And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
 
20: And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.
 
21: And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:
 
22: But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

Exodus Chapter Four

1: And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.
 
2: And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.
 
3: And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.
 
4: And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
 
5: That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
 
6: And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.
 
7: :And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.
 
8: And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.
 
9: And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.
 
10: And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
 
11: And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?
 
12: Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
 
13: And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.
 
14: And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
 
15: And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.
 
16: And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.
 
17: And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
 
18: And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.
 
19: And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life.
 
20: And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
 
21: And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.
 
22: And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
 
23: And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.
 
24: And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.
 
25: Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.
 
26: So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision
 
27: And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him.
 
28: And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.
 
29: And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel:
 
30: And Aaron spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
 
31: And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Exodus Chapter Five

1: And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
 
2: And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.
 
3: And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days’ journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
 
4: And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your burdens.
 
5: And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.
 
6: And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,
 
7: :Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
 
8: And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
 
9: Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.
 
10: And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.
 
11: Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of your work shall be diminished.
 
12: So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
 
13: And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfill your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.
 
14: And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?
 
15: Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?
 
16: There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.
 
17: But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.
 
18: Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.
 
19: And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought from your bricks of your daily task.
 
20: And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:
 
21: And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.
 
22: And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?
 
23: For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.

Psalm Eighteen

1: I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
 
2: The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
 
3: I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
 
4: The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
 
5: The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
 
6: In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
 
7: :Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
 
8: There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
 
9: He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
 
10: And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
 
11: He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
 
12: At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.
 
13: The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
 
14: Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
 
15: Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
 
16: He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
 
17: He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
 
18: They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
 
19: He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
 
20: The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
 
21: For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
 
22: For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.
 
23: I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
 
24: Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
 
25: With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
 
26: With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
 
27: For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
 
28: For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
 
29: For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
 
30: As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
 
31: For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
 
32: It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
 
33: He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
 
34: He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
 
35: Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
 
36: Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
 
37: I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
 
38: I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.
 
39: For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
 
40: Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.
 
41: They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
 
42: Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
 
43: Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
 
44: As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
 
45: The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.
 
46: The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
 
47: It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
 
48: He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
 
49: Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
 
50: Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

Proverbs Chapter Eleven

1: A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
 
2: When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
 
3: The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
 
4: Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
 
5: The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
 
6: The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
 
7: :When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.
 
8: The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
 
9: An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
 
10: When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
 
11: By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
 
12: He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
 
13: A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
 
14: Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.
 
15: He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.
 
16: A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.
 
17: The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
 
18: The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
 
19: As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
 
20: They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
 
21: Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
 
22: As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
 
23: The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
 
24: There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
 
25: The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
 
26: He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
 
27: He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
 
28: He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
 
29: He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
 
30: The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
 
31: Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

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