Sleepy Scriptures Episode Nineteen

Today we continue the Gospel of Mark, Exodus, Psalm 23 and some Proverbs with a new narrator (let us know what you think). Enjoy your quiet time with Sleepy Scriptures.

Mark Chapter Two

1: And again he entered into Capernaum, after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
 
2: And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
 
3: And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
 
4: And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
 
5: When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
 
6: But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
 
7: :Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
 
8: And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
 
9: Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
 
10: But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
 
11: I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
 
12: And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
 
13: And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
 
14: And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
 
15: And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
 
16: And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
 
17: When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
18: And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
 
19: And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
 
20: But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
 
21: No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.
 
22: And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
 
23: And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
 
24: And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
 
25: And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?
 
26: How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?
 
27: And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
 
28: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Exodus Chapter Seventeen

1: And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.
 
2: Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?
 
3: And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
 
4: And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
 
5: And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
 
6: Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
 
7: :And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?
 
8: Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
 
9: And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
 
10: So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
 
11: And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
 
12: But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
 
13: And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
 
14: And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
 
15: And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi:
 
16: For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

Exodus Chapter Eighteen

1: When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt;
 
2: Then Jethro, Moses’ father in law, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her back,
 
3: And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:
 
4: And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:
 
5: And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:
 
6: And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.
 
7: :And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
 
8: And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.
 
9: And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
 
10: And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
 
11: Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
 
12: And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses’ father in law before God.
 
13: And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.
 
14: And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?
 
15: And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God:
 
16: When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.
 
17: And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.
 
18: Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.
 
19: Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to Godward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
 
20: And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.
 
21: Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
 
22: And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
 
23: If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.
 
24: So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said
 
25: And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
 
26: And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
 
27: And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.

Exodus Chapter Nineteen

1: In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.
 
2: For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
 
3: And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
 
4: Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.
 
5: Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
 
6: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
 
7: :And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.
 
8: And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.
 
9: And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.
 
10: And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
 
11: And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
 
12: And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death:
 
13: There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.
 
14: And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
 
15: And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
 
16: And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
 
17: And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
 
18: And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
 
19: And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
 
20: And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
 
21: And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.
 
22: And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.
 
23: And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.
 
24: And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them.
 
25: So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.

Psalm Twenty Three

1: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
 
2: He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
 
3: He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
 
4: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
 
5: Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
 
6: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Proverbs Chapter Sixteen

1: The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
 
2: All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
 
3: Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
 
4: The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
 
5: Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
 
6: By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
 
7: :When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
 
8: Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
 
9: A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
 
10: A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
 
11: A just weight and balance are the LORD’s: all the weights of the bag are his work.
 
12: It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
 
13: Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
 
14: The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
 
15: In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
 
16: How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
 
17: The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
 
18: Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
 
19: Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
 
20: He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
 
21: The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
 
22: Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
 
23: The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
 
24: Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
 
25: There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
 
26: He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
 
27: An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
 
28: A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
 
29: A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
 
30: He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
 
31: The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
 
32: He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
 
33: The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

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