Sleepy Scriptures Episode Twenty One

Today we continue the Gospel of Mark, the book of Exodus, Psalm 25 and more Proverbs. Enjoy your quiet time with Sleepy Scriptures and please remember, you can help us along by subscribing to this podcast and giving an honest rating.

Mark Chapter Six

1: And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
 
2: And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
 
3: Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
 
4: But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
 
5: And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
 
6: And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
 
7: And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
 
8: And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:
 
9: But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
 
10: And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.
 
11: And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
 
12: And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
 
13: And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
 
14: And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
 
15: Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.
 
16: But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
 
17: For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife: for he had married her.
 
18: For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother’s wife.
 
19: Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:
 
20: For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
 
21: And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;
 
22: And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
 
23: And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
 
24: And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
 
25: And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
 
26: And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath’s sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.
 
27: And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
 
28: And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.
 
29: And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
 
30: And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
 
31: And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
 
32: And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
 
33: And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.
 
34: And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
 
35: And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:
 
36: Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.
 
37: He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
 
38: He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
 
39: And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
 
40: And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
 
41: And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
 
42: And they did all eat, and were filled.
 
43: And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
 
44: And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
 
45: And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.
 
46: And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
 
47: And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
 
48: And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
 
49: But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:
 
50: For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
 
51: And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
 
52: For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
 
53: And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
 
54: And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,
 
55: And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.
 
56: And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

Mark Chapter Seven

1: Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
 
2: And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
 
3: For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
 
4: And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
 
5: Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
 
6: He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
 
7: Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
 
8: For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
 
9: And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
 
10: For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
 
11: But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
 
12: And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
 
13: Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
 
14: And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
 
15: There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
 
16: If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
 
17: And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
 
18: And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
 
19: Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
 
20: And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
 
21: For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
 
22: Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
 
23: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
 
24: And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
 
25: For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
 
26: The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
 
27: But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
 
28: And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.
 
29: And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
 
30: And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
 
31: And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
 
32: And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
 
33: And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
 
34: And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
 
35: And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
 
36: And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;
 
37: And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Exodus Chapter Twenty Two

1: If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
 
2: If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.
 
3: If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
 
4: If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.
 
5: If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.
 
6: If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
 
7: If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.
 
8: If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods.
 
9: For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour.
 
10: If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it:
 
11: Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.
 
12: And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.
 
13: If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.
 
14: And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.
 
15: But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.
 
16: And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
 
17: If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
 
18: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
 
19: Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
 
20: He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
 
21: Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
 
22: Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
 
23: If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;
 
24: And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
 
25: If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
 
26: If thou at all take thy neighbour’s raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:
 
27: For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
 
28: Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
 
29: Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.
 
30: Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.
 
31: And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

Exodus Chapter Twenty Three

1: Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
 
2: Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
 
3: Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.
 
4: If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.
 
5: If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
 
6: Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
 
7: Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
 
8: And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
 
9: Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
 
10: And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof:
 
11: But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard.
 
12: Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
 
13: And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.
 
14: Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.
 
15: Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)
 
16: And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
 
17: Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.
 
18: Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning.
 
19: The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.
 
20: Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
 
21: Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
 
22: But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.
 
23: For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.
 
24: Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.
 
25: And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
 
26: There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfill.
 
27: I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.
 
28: And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee.
 
29: I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee
 
30: By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.
 
31: And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee.
 
32: Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.
 
33: They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.

Exodus Chapter Twenty Four

1: And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off.
 
2: And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
 
3: And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
 
4: And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
 
5: And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.
 
6: And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
 
7: And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.
 
8: And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.
 
9: Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:
 
10: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
 
11: And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.
 
12: And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
 
13: And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God.
 
14: And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man have any matters to do, let him come unto them.
 
15: And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount.
 
16: And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
 
17: And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
 
18: And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

Exodus Chapter Twenty Five

1: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 
2: Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.
 
3: And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,
 
4: And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair,
 
5: And rams’ skins dyed red, and badgers’ skins, and shittim wood,
 
6: Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,
 
7: Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.
 
8: And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
 
9: According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
 
10: And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
 
11: And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.
 
12: And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.
 
13: And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
 
14: And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.
 
15: The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.
 
16: And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
 
17: And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
 
18: And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.
 
19: And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.
 
20: And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.
 
21: And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.
 
22: And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
 
23: Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
 
24: And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.
 
25: And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.
 
26: And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof.
 
27: Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table.
 
28: And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.
 
29: And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shalt thou make them.
 
30: And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me always.
 
31: And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.
 
32: And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:
 
33: Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.
 
34: And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers.
 
35: And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick.
 
36: Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold
 
37: And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.
 
38: And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold.
 
39: Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.
 
40: And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.

Psalm Twenty Five

1: Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.
 
2: O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
 
3: Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
 
4: Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
 
5: Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
 
6: Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
 
7: Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD.
 
8: Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
 
9: The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
 
10: All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
 
11: For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
 
12: What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
 
13: His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
 
14: The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
 
15: Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
 
16: Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.
 
17: The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
 
18: Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.
 
19: Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
 
20: O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.
 
21: Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
 
22: Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

Proverbs Chapter Nineteen

1: Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
 
2: Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
 
3: The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
 
4: Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
 
5: A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
 
6: Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
 
7: All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
 
8: He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
 
9: A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
 
10: Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
 
11: The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
 
12: The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
 
13: A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
 
14: House and riches are the inheritance of fathers and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
 
15: Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
 
16: He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
 
17: He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
 
18: Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
 
19: A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
 
20: Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
 
21: There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
 
22: The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
 
23: The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
 
24: A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
 
25: Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
 
26: He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
 
27: Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that useth to err from the words of knowledge.
 
28: An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
 
29: Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.

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