Psalm 64 LXX equiv.

65:0 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song. 

65:1  Praise is due to thee, 
   O God, in Zion; 
 and to thee shall vows be performed, 

65:2    O thou who hearest prayer! 
 To thee shall all flesh come 

65:3    on account of sins. 
 When our transgressions prevail over us, 
   thou dost forgive them. 

65:4  Blessed is he whom thou dost choose and bring near, 
   to dwell in thy courts! 
 We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, 
   thy holy temple! 

65:5  By dread deeds thou dost answer us with deliverance, 
   O God of our salvation, 
 who art the hope of all the ends of the earth, 
   and of the farthest seas; 

65:6  who by thy strength hast established the mountains, 
   being girded with might; 

65:7  who dost still the roaring of the seas, 
   the roaring of their waves, 
   the tumult of the peoples; 

65:8  so that those who dwell at earth's farthest bounds 
   are afraid at thy signs; 
 thou makest the outgoings of the morning and the evening 
   to shout for joy. 

65:9  Thou visitest the earth and waterest it, 
   thou greatly enrichest it; 
 the river of God is full of water; 
   thou providest their grain, 
   for so thou hast prepared it. 

65:10  Thou waterest its furrows abundantly, 
   settling its ridges, 
 softening it with showers, 
   and blessing its growth. 

65:11  Thou crownest the year with thy bounty; 
   the tracks of thy chariot drip with fatness. 

65:12  The pastures of the wilderness drip, 
   the hills gird themselves with joy, 

65:13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
   the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together
for joy.
Psalm 85 LXX

86:1  Incline thy ear, O LORD, and answer me, 
   for I am poor and needy. 

86:2  Preserve my life, for I am godly; 
   save thy servant who trusts in thee. 
 Thou art my God; 

86:3 be gracious to me, O Lord, 
   for to thee do I cry all the day. 

86:4  Gladden the soul of thy servant, 
   for to thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 

86:5  For thou, O Lord, art good and forgiving, 
   abounding in steadfast love to all who call on thee. 

86:6  Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; 
   hearken to my cry of supplication. 

86:7  In the day of my trouble I call on thee, 
   for thou dost answer me. 

86:8  There is none like thee among the gods, O Lord, 
   nor are there any works like thine. 

86:9  All the nations thou hast made shall come 
   and bow down before thee, O Lord, 
   and shall glorify thy name. 

86:10  For thou art great and doest wondrous things, 
   thou alone art God. 

86:11  Teach me thy way, O LORD, 
   that I may walk in thy truth; 
   unite my heart to fear thy name. 

86:12  I give thanks to thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, 
   and I will glorify thy name for ever. 

86:13  For great is thy steadfast love toward me; 
   thou hast delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. 

86:14  O God, insolent men have risen up against me; 
   a band of ruthless men seek my life, 
   and they do not set thee before them. 

86:15  But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious, 
   slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. 

86:16  Turn to me and take pity on me; 
   give thy strength to thy servant, 
   and save the son of thy handmaid. 

86:17 Show me a sign of thy favor,
   that those who hate me may see and be put to shame because thou, LORD,
   hast helped me and comforted me.
Wisdom 9:1-8

9:1  "O God of my fathers and Lord of mercy, 
 who hast made all things by thy word, 

9:2  and by thy wisdom hast formed man, 
 to have dominion over the creatures thou hast made, 

9:3  and rule the world in holiness and righteousness, 
 and pronounce judgment in uprightness of soul, 

9:4  give me the wisdom that sits by thy throne, 
 and do not reject me from among thy servants. 

9:5  For I am thy slave and the son of thy maidservant, 
 a man who is weak and short-lived, 
 with little understanding of judgment and laws; 

9:6  for even if one is perfect among the sons of men, 
 yet without the wisdom that comes from thee 
  he will be regarded as nothing. 

9:7  Thou hast chosen me to be king of thy people 
 and to be judge over thy sons and daughters. 

9:8  Thou hast given command to build a temple on thy holy mountain, 
 and an altar in the city of thy habitation, 
 a copy of the holy tent which thou didst prepare   from the beginning. 
Zach 1:16-2:5

1:16 Therefore, thus says the LORD, I have returned to Jerusalem with
compassion; my house shall be built in it, says the LORD of hosts, and the
measuring line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem. 

1:17 Cry again, Thus says the LORD of hosts: My cities shall again
overflow with prosperity, and the LORD will again comfort Zion and again
choose Jerusalem.'"  

1:18 And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four

1:19 And I said to the angel who talked with me, "What are these?"
And he answered me, "These are the horns which have scattered Judah,
Israel, and Jerusalem." 

1:20 Then the LORD showed me four smiths. 

1:21 And I said, "What are these coming to do?" He answered, "These are
the horns which scattered Judah, so that no man raised his head; and these
have come to terrify them, to cast down the horns of the nations who
lifted up their horns against the land of Judah to scatter it." 

2:1 And I lifted my eyes
and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand! 

2:2 Then I said, "Where are you going?" And he said to me, "To measure
Jerusalem, to see what is its breadth and what is its length." 

2:3 And behold, the angel who talked with me came forward, and another
angel came forward to meet him,

2:4 and said to him, "Run, say to that young man, Jerusalem shall be
inhabited as villages without walls, because of the multitude of men and
cattle in it. 

2:5 For I will be to her a wall of fire round about, says
the LORD, and I will be the glory within her.'"
1 Tim 3:14-16

3:14 I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to
you so that,

3:15 if I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the
household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and
bulwark of the truth. 

3:16 Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion: 
 He was manifested in the flesh, 
 vindicated in the Spirit, 
 seen by angels, 
 preached among the nations, 
 believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
Psalm 65 LXX

66:1  Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; 

66:2    sing the glory of his name; 
   give to him glorious praise! 

66:3  Say to God, "How terrible are thy deeds! 
   So great is thy power that thy enemies cringe before thee. 

66:4  All the earth worships thee; 
   they sing praises to thee, 
   sing praises to thy name." [Selah] 

66:5  Come and see what God has done: 
   he is terrible in his deeds among men. 

66:6  He turned the sea into dry land; 
   men passed through the river on foot. 
 There did we rejoice in him, 

66:7    who rules by his might for ever, 
 whose eyes keep watch on the nations -
   let not the rebellious exalt themselves. [Selah] 

66:8  Bless our God, O peoples, 
   let the sound of his praise be heard, 

66:9  who has kept us among the living, 
   and has not let our feet slip. 

66:10  For thou, O God, hast tested us; 
   thou hast tried us as silver is tried. 

66:11  Thou didst bring us into the net; 
   thou didst lay affliction on our loins; 

66:12  thou didst let men ride over our heads; 
   we went through fire and through water; 
 yet thou hast brought us forth to a spacious place. 

66:13  I will come into thy house with burnt offerings; 
   I will pay thee my vows, 

66:14  that which my lips uttered 
   and my mouth promised when I was in trouble. 

66:15  I will offer to thee burnt offerings of fatlings, 
   with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams; 
 I will make an offering of bulls and goats. [Selah] 

66:16  Come and hear, all you who fear God, 
   and I will tell what he has done for me. 

66:17  I cried aloud to him, 
   and he was extolled with my tongue. 

66:18  If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, 
   the Lord would not have listened. 

66:19  But truly God has listened; 
   he has given heed to the voice of my prayer. 

66:20  Blessed be God, 
   because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love
   from me!
Jn 10:22-42

10:22 It was the feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem; 

10:23 it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico
of Solomon. 

10:24 So the Jews gathered round him and said to him, "How long will 
you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly." 

10:25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works
that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness to me; 

10:26 but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. 

10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; 

10:28 and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no
one shall snatch them out of my hand. 

10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one 
is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. 

10:30 I and the Father are one." 

10:31   The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 

10:32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many 
good works from the Father; for which of these do you stone me?" 

10:33 The Jews answered him, "It is not for a good work that we stone you
but for blasphemy; because you, being a man, make yourself God." 

10:34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, I said, you are

10:35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came (and scripture
cannot be broken),

10:36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the
world, You are blaspheming,' because I said, I am the Son of God'? 

10:37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 

10:38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the
works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am
in the Father." 

10:39 Again they tried to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands. 

10:40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John at
first baptized, and there he remained. 

10:41 And many came to him; and they said, "John did no sign, but
everything that John said about this man was true." 

10:42 And many believed in him there.
Psalm 27 LXX

28:1  To thee, O LORD, I call; 
   my rock, be not deaf to me, 
 lest, if thou be silent to me, 
   I become like those who go down to the Pit. 

28:2  Hear the voice of my supplication, 
   as I cry to thee for help, 
 as I lift up my hands 
   toward thy most holy sanctuary. 

28:3  Take me not off with the wicked, 
   with those who are workers of evil, 
 who speak peace with their neighbors, 
   while mischief is in their hearts. 

28:4  Requite them according to their work, 
   and according to the evil of their deeds; 
 requite them according to the work of their hands; 
   render them their due reward. 

28:5  Because they do not regard the works of the LORD, 
   or the work of his hands, 
 he will break them down and build them up no more. 

28:6  Blessed be the LORD! 
   for he has heard the voice of my supplications. 

28:7  The LORD is my strength and my shield; 
   in him my heart trusts; 
 so I am helped, and my heart exults, 
   and with my song I give thanks to him. 

28:8  The LORD is the strength of his people, 
   he is the saving refuge of his anointed. 

28:9  O save thy people, and bless thy heritage; be thou their 
shepherd, and carry them for ever.
Prov 3:18-23

3:18  She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; 
   those who hold her fast are called happy. 

3:19  The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; 
   by understanding he established the heavens; 

3:20  by his knowledge the deeps broke forth, 
   and the clouds drop down the dew. 

3:21  My son, keep sound wisdom and discretion; 
   let them not escape from your sight, 

3:22    and they will be life for your soul 
   and adornment for your neck. 

3:23  Then you will walk on your way securely and your foot will not 
Isa 65:24 LXX

They shall not labor in vain, 
     or bear children for calamity; 
  for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD, 
     and their children with them. 
  Before they call I will answer, 
     while they are yet speaking I will hear. 
1 Cor 1:18-25

1:18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who
are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 

1:19 For it is written,
    "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, 
    and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart." 

1:20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of
this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 

1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through
wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those
who believe. 

1:22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 

1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly
to Gentiles,

1:24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power
of God and the wisdom of God. 

1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God
is stronger than men. 
Psalm 45 LXX

46:0 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. According to
  Alamoth. A Song. 

46:1 God is our refuge and strength, 
  a very present help in trouble. 

46:2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, 
  though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 

46:3 though its waters roar and foam, 
  though the mountains tremble with its tumult. [Selah] 

46:4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, 
  the holy habitation of the Most High. 

46:5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; 
  God will help her right early. 

46:6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; 
  he utters his voice, the earth melts. 

46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; 
  the God of Jacob is our refuge. [Selah] 

46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, 
  how he has wrought desolations in the earth. 

46:9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; 
  he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear, 
  he burns the chariots with fire! 

46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God. 
  I am exalted among the nations, 
  I am exalted in the earth!" 

46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. 
Jn 19:17-37

19:17 So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the
place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Gol'gotha.

19:18 There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either
side, and Jesus between them. 

19:19 Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, "Jesus
of Nazareth, the King of the Jews." 

19:20 Many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was
crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and
in Greek. 

19:21 The chief priests of the Jews then said to Pilate, "Do not write,
The King of the Jews,' but, This man said, I am King of the Jews.'" 

19:22 Pilate answered, "What I have written I have written."  

19:23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus they took his garments and
made four parts, one for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was
without seam, woven from top to bottom; 

19:24 so they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for
it to see whose it shall be." This was to fulfil the scripture,
    "They parted my garments among them, 
    and for my clothing they cast lots." 

19:25 So the soldiers did this. But standing by the cross of Jesus were
his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary

19:26 When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he
loved standing near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!"

19:27 Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that
hour the disciple took her to his own home.  

19:28 After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil
the scripture), "I thirst." 

19:29 A bowl full of vinegar stood there; so they put a sponge
full of the vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth. 

19:30 When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished"; and
he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. 

19:31 Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies
from remaining on the cross on the sabbath (for that sabbath was a high
day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they
might be taken away. 

19:32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the
other who had been crucified with him; 

19:33 but when they came to Jesus and saw that he was
already dead, they did not break his legs. 

19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once
there came out blood and water. 

19:35 He who saw it has borne witness -- his testimony is true, and he
knows that he tells the truth -- that you also may believe. 

19:36 For these things took place that the scripture might be fulfilled,
"Not a bone of him shall be broken." 

19:37 And again another scripture says, "They shall look on him whom they
have pierced."
Matt 24:27-35

24:27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the
west, so will be the coming of the Son of man.

24:28 Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together. 

24:29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be
darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall
from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken; 

24:30 then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and then all
the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man
coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory; 

24:31 and he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and
they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to
the other.  

24:32 "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its
branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is

24:33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is
near, at the very gates. 

24:34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will
not pass away till all these things take place.  

24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass
Psalm 147 LXX

  Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem- 
     Praise your God, O Zion- 
  For he strengthens the bars of your gates; 
     he blesses your sons within you. 
  He makes peace in your borders; 
     he fills you with the finest of the wheat. 
  He sends forth his command to the earth; 
     his word runs swiftly. 
  He gives snow like wool; 
     he scatters hoarfrost like ashes. 
  He casts forth his ice like morsels; 
     who can stand before his cold? 
  He sends forth his word, and melts them; 
     he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow. 
  He declares his word to Jacob, 
     his statutes and ordinances to Israel. 
  He has not dealt thus with any other nation; 
     they do not know his ordinances. 
  Praise the LORD- 
Isa 33:20 

33:20 Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts! 
  Your eyes will see Jerusalem, 
  a quiet habitation, an immovable tent, 
    whose stakes will never be plucked up, nor will any of its cords be 
Heb 8:7-9:10

8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been
    no occasion for a second. 

8:8   For he finds fault with them when he says: 
    "The days will come, says the Lord, 
    when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel 
    and with the house of Judah; 

8:9     not like the covenant that I made with their fathers 
    on the day when I took them by the hand 
    to lead them out of the land of Egypt; 
    for they did not continue in my covenant, 
    and so I paid no heed to them, says the Lord. 

8:10     This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel 
    after those days, says the Lord: 
    I will put my laws into their minds, 
    and write them on their hearts, 
    and I will be their God, 
    and they shall be my people. 

8:11     And they shall not teach every one his fellow 
    or every one his brother, saying, Know the Lord,' 
    for all shall know me, 
    from the least of them to the greatest. 

8:12     For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, 
    and I will remember their sins no more." 

8:13 In speaking of a new covenant he treats the first as obsolete. And
what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. 

9:1 Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly

9:2 For a tent was prepared, the outer one, in which were the lampstand
and the table and the bread of the Presence; it is called the Holy Place. 

9:3 Behind the second curtain stood a tent called the Holy of Holies,

9:4 having the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered
on all sides with gold, which contained a golden urn holding the manna,
and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; 

9:5 above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of
these things we cannot now speak in detail. 

9:6 These preparations having thus been made, the priests go continually
into the outer tent, performing their ritual duties; 

9:7 but into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year,
and not without taking blood which he offers for himself and for the
errors of the people. 

9:8 By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the sanctuary is
not yet opened as long as the outer tent is still standing

9:9 (which is symbolic for the present age). According to this
arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot perfect the
conscience of the worshiper,

9:10 but deal only with food and drink and various ablutions, regulations
for the body imposed until the time of reformation.
Matt 23:1-22

23:1 Then said Jesus to the crowds and to his disciples, 

23:2 "The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat; 

23:3 so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do;
for they preach, but do not practice. 

23:4 They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's
shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger. 

23:5 They do all their deeds to be seen by men; for they make their
phylacteries broad and their fringes long,

23:6 and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the

23:7 and salutations in the market places, and being called rabbi by men. 

23:8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you
are all brethren. 

23:9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is
in heaven. 

23:10 Neither be called masters, for you have one master, the Christ. 

23:11 He who is greatest among you shall be your servant; 

23:12 whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself
will be exalted. 

23:13 "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you shut
the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither enter yourselves, nor
allow those who would enter to go in. 

23:15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you traverse sea
and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you
make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves. 

23:16 "Woe to you, blind guides, who say, If any one swears by the temple,
it is nothing; but if any one swears by the gold of the temple, he is
bound by his oath.'

23:17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that
has made the gold sacred? 

23:18 And you say, If any one swears by the altar, it is nothing; but if
any one swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.'

23:19 You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that
makes the gift sacred? 

23:20 So he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by everything on it; 

23:21 and he who swears by the temple, swears by it and by him who dwells
in it; 

23:22 and he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by him
who sits upon it.
Psalm 146 LXX

147:1 Praise the LORD! 
    For it is good to sing praises to our God; 
  for he is gracious, and a song of praise is seemly. 

147:2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; 
  he gathers the outcasts of Israel. 

147:3 He heals the brokenhearted, 
  and binds up their wounds. 

147:4 He determines the number of the stars, 
  he gives to all of them their names. 

147:5 Great is our LORD, and abundant in power; 
  his understanding is beyond measure. 

147:6 The LORD lifts up the downtrodden, 
  he casts the wicked to the ground. 

147:7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; 
  make melody to our God upon the lyre! 

147:8 He covers the heavens with clouds, 
  he prepares rain for the earth, 
  he makes grass grow upon the hills. 

147:9 He gives to the beasts their food, 
  and to the young ravens which cry. 

147:10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse, 
  nor his pleasure in the legs of a man; 

147:11 but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who
   hope in his steadfast love.
Zach 8:3-8

8:3 Thus says the LORD: I will return to Zion, and will dwell in the midst
of Jerusalem, and Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city, and the
mountain of the LORD of hosts, the holy mountain. 

8:4 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Old men and old women shall again sit in
the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand for very age. 

8:5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in
its streets. 

8:6 Thus says the LORD of hosts: If it is marvelous in the sight of the
remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvelous in my
sight, says the LORD of hosts? 

8:7 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the
east country and from the west country; 

8:8 and I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they
shall be my people and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in
Rom 11:25-27

11:25 Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this
mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the
full number of the Gentiles come in,

11:26 and so all 
Israel will be saved; as it is written, 
    "The Deliverer will come from Zion, 
    he will banish ungodliness from Jacob"; 

11:27     "and this will be my covenant with them     when I take away 
their sins."
Psalm 83 LXX

84:0 To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of the Sons of

84:1 How lovely is thy dwelling place, 
  O LORD of hosts! 

84:2 My soul longs, yea, faints 
  for the courts of the LORD; 
    my heart and flesh sing for joy 
  to the living God. 

84:3 Even the sparrow finds a home, 
  and the swallow a nest for herself, 
  where she may lay her young, 
    at thy altars, O LORD of hosts, 
  my King and my God. 

84:4 Blessed are those who dwell in thy house, 
  ever singing thy praise! [Selah] 

84:5 Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee, 
  in whose heart are the highways to Zion. 

84:6   As they go through the valley of Baca 
  they make it a place of springs; 
  the early rain also covers it with pools. 

84:7 They go from strength to strength; 
  the God of gods will be seen in Zion. 

84:8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; 
  give ear, O God of Jacob! [Selah] 

84:9 Behold our shield, O God; 
  look upon the face of thine anointed! 

84:10 For a day in thy courts is better 
  than a thousand elsewhere. 
    I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God 
  than dwell in the tents of wickedness. 

84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; 
  he bestows favor and honor. 
    No good thing does the LORD withhold 
  from those who walk uprightly. 

84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in thee!
Mk 11:15-18

11:15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to
drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he
overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who
sold pigeons; 

11:16 and he would not allow any one to carry anything through the temple. 

11:17 And he taught, and said to them, "Is it not written, My house shall
be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it a
den of robbers." 

11:18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and sought a way to
destroy him; for they feared him, because all the multitude was astonished
at his teaching.
Psalm 124 LXX

125:0 A Song of Ascents. 

125:1 Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, 
  which cannot be moved, but abides for ever. 

125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, 
  so the LORD is round about his people, 
  from this time forth and for evermore. 

125:3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest 
  upon the land allotted to the righteous, 
    lest the righteous put forth 
  their hands to do wrong. 

125:4 Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, 
  and to those who are upright in their hearts! 

125:5 But those who turn aside upon their crooked ways 
  the LORD will lead away with evildoers!   Peace be in Israel!
Heb 12:18-28

12:18 For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire, and
darkness, and gloom, and a tempest,

12:19 and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers
entreat that no further messages be spoken to them. 

12:20 For they could not endure the order that was given, "If even a beast
touches the mountain, it shall be stoned." 

12:21 Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, "I tremble with

12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,

12:23 and to the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven,
and to a judge who is God of all, and to the spirits of just men made

12:24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled
blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel. 

12:25 See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not
escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less shall we
escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. 

12:26 His voice then shook the earth; but now he has promised, "Yet once
more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven." 

12:27 This phrase, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of what is
shaken, as of what has been made, in order that what cannot be shaken may

12:28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be
shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence
and awe; 
Psalm 86 LXX 

87:0 A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. A Song. 

87:1 On the holy mount stands the city he founded; 

87:2   the LORD loves the gates of Zion 
  more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. 

87:3 Glorious things are spoken of you, 
  O city of God. [Selah] 

87:4 Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; 
  behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia -
  "This one was born there," they say. 

87:5 And of Zion it shall be said, 
  "This one and that one were born in her"; 
  for the Most High himself will establish her. 

87:6 The LORD records as he registers the peoples, 
  "This one was born there." [Selah] 

87:7 Singers and dancers alike say,   "All my springs are in you."
Matt 16:13-20

16:13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesare'a Philip'pi, he
asked his disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of man is?" 

16:14 And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Eli'jah, and
others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 16:15 He said to them, "But who
do you say that I am?" 

16:16 Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living

16:17 And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh
and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 

16:18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my
church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. 

16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you
bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth
shall be loosed in heaven." 

16:20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was
the Christ.
Psalm 131 LXX

132:0 A Song of Ascents. 

132:1 Remember, O LORD, in David's favor, 
  all the hardships he endured; 

132:2 how he swore to the LORD 
  and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob, 

132:3 "I will not enter my house 
  or get into my bed; 

132:4 I will not give sleep to my eyes 
  or slumber to my eyelids, 

132:5 until I find a place for the LORD, 
  a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob." 

132:6 Lo, we heard of it in Eph'rathah, 
  we found it in the fields of Ja'ar. 

132:7 "Let us go to his dwelling place; 
  let us worship at his footstool!" 

132:8 Arise, O LORD, and go to thy resting place, 
  thou and the ark of thy might. 

132:9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, 
  and let thy saints shout for joy. 

132:10 For thy servant David's sake 
  do not turn away the face of thy anointed one. 

132:11 The LORD swore to David a sure oath 
  from which he will not turn back: 
    "One of the sons of your body 
  I will set on your throne. 

132:12 If your sons keep my covenant 
  and my testimonies which I shall teach them, 
    their sons also for ever 
  shall sit upon your throne." 

132:13 For the LORD has chosen Zion; 
  he has desired it for his habitation: 

132:14 "This is my resting place for ever; 
  here I will dwell, for I have desired it. 

132:15 I will abundantly bless her provisions; 
  I will satisfy her poor with bread. 

132:16 Her priests I will clothe with salvation, 
  and her saints will shout for joy. 

132:17 There I will make a horn to sprout for David; 
  I have prepared a lamp for my anointed. 

132:18 His enemies I will clothe with shame, but upon himself his crown 
will shed its luster."
Heb 13:10-16

13:10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right
to eat. 

13:11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the
sanctuary by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the

13:12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the
people through his own blood. 

13:13 Therefore let us go forth to him outside the camp and bear the abuse
he endured. 

13:14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city which is to

13:15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise
to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 

13:16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such
sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Psalm 44 LXX

45:0 To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil of the Sons of
Korah a love song. 

45:1 My heart overflows with a goodly theme; 
  I address my verses to the king; 
  my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. 

45:2 You are the fairest of the sons of men; 
  grace is poured upon your lips; 
  therefore God has blessed you for ever. 

45:3 Gird your sword upon your thigh, O mighty one, 
  in your glory and majesty! 

45:4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously 
  for the cause of truth and to defend the right; 
  let your right hand teach you dread deeds! 

45:5 Your arrows are sharp 
  in the heart of the king's enemies; 
  the peoples fall under you. 

45:6 Your divine throne endures for ever and ever. 
  Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity; 

45:7   you love righteousness and hate wickedness. 
    Therefore God, your God, has anointed you 
  with the oil of gladness above your fellows; 

45:8   your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. 
    From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad; 

45:9   daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; 
  at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir. 

45:10 Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear; 
  forget your people and your father's house; 

45:11   and the king will desire your beauty. 
    Since he is your lord, bow to him; 

45:12   the people of Tyre will sue your favor with gifts, 
  the richest of the people 

45:13   with all kinds of wealth. 
    The princess is decked in her chamber with gold-woven robes; 

45:14   in many-colored robes she is led to the king, 
  with her virgin companions, her escort, in her train. 

45:15 With joy and gladness they are led along 
  as they enter the palace of the king. 

45:16 Instead of your fathers shall be your sons; 
  you will make them princes in all the earth. 

45:17 I will cause your name to be celebrated in all generations; 
  therefore the peoples will praise you for ever and ever.
Mk 12:24-44

12:24 Jesus said to them, "Is not this why you are wrong, that you know
neither the scriptures nor the power of God? 

12:25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given
in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 

12:26 And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of
Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God said to him, I am the God of
Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? 

12:27 He is not God of the dead, but of the living; you are quite wrong." 

12:28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one
another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "Which
commandment is the first of all?" 

12:29 Jesus answered, "The first is, Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the
Lord is one; 

12:30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with
all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.'

12:31 The second is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There
is no other commandment greater than these." 

12:32 And the scribe said to him, "You are right, Teacher; you have truly
said that he is one, and there is no other but he; 

12:33 and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding,
and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much
more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." 

12:34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are
not far from the kingdom of God." And after that no one dared to ask him
any question. 

12:35 And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, "How can the scribes say
that the Christ is the son of David? 

12:36 David himself, inspired by the Holy Spirit, declared,
    The Lord said to my Lord, 
    Sit at my right hand, 
    till I put thy enemies under thy feet.' 

12:37 David himself calls him Lord; so how is he his son?" And the great
throng heard him gladly. 

12:38 And in his teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to go
about in long robes, and to have salutations in the market places

12:39 and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at

12:40 who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They
will receive the greater condemnation." 

12:41 And he sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the multitude
putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. 12:42
And a poor widow came, and put in two copper coins, which make a penny. 

12:43 And he called his disciples to him, and said to them, "Truly, I say
to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are
contributing to the treasury. 

12:44 For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her
poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living."
Rom 9:1-5

9:1 I am speaking the truth in Christ, I am not lying; my conscience bears
me witness in the Holy Spirit,

9:2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 

9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ
for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen by race. 

9:4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the sonship, the glory, the
covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; 

9:5 to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the
flesh, is the Christ. God who is over all be blessed for ever.
Psalm 95 LXX

96:1 O sing to the LORD a new song; 
  sing to the LORD, all the earth! 

96:2 Sing to the LORD, bless his name; 
  tell of his salvation from day to day. 

96:3 Declare his glory among the nations, 
  his marvelous works among all the peoples! 

96:4 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; 
  he is to be feared above all gods. 

96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols; 
  but the LORD made the heavens. 

96:6 Honor and majesty are before him; 
  strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 

96:7 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, 
  ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! 

96:8 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; 
  bring an offering, and come into his courts! 

96:9 Worship the LORD in holy array; 
  tremble before him, all the earth! 

96:10 Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns! 
  Yea, the world is established, it shall never be moved; 
  he will judge the peoples with equity." 

96:11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; 
  let the sea roar, and all that fills it; 

96:12   let the field exult, and everything in it! 
    Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy 

96:13   before the LORD, for he comes, 
  for he comes to judge the earth. 
    He will judge the world with righteousness, and the 
  peoples with his truth.
Jn 2:23-3:6

2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover feast, many believed in
his name when they saw the signs which he did; 

2:24 but Jesus did not trust himself to them,

2:25 because he knew all men and needed no one to bear witness of man; for
he himself knew what was in man. 

3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicode'mus, a ruler of the

3:2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that
you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that you
do, unless God is with him." 

3:3 Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born
anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God." 

3:4 Nicode'mus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he
enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?" 

3:5 Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of
water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 

3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of
the Spirit is spirit.
Gal 4:18-26

4:18 For a good purpose it is always good to be made much of, and not only
when I am present with you. 

4:19 My little children, with whom I am again in travail until Christ be
formed in you! 

4:20 I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I
am perplexed about you. 

4:21 Tell me, you who desire to be under law, do you not hear the law? 

4:22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one
by a free woman. 

4:23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, the son of
the free woman through promise. 

4:24 Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One is from
Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 

4:25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present
Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 

4:26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.
Lk 20:1-19

20:1 One day, as he was teaching the people in the temple and preaching
the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up

20:2 and said to him, "Tell us by what authority you do these things, or
who it is that gave you this authority." 

20:3 He answered them, "I also will ask you a question;  now tell me,

20:4 Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?" 

20:5 And they discussed it with one another, saying, "If we say, From
heaven,' he will say, Why did you not believe him?'

20:6 But if we say, From men,' all the people will stone us; for they are
convinced that John was a prophet." 

20:7 So they answered that they did not know whence it was. 

20:8 And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I
do these things." 

20:9 And he began to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a
vineyard, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country for a
long while. 

20:10 When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, that they
should give him some of the fruit of the vineyard; but the tenants beat
him, and sent him away empty-handed. 

20:11 And he sent another servant; him also they beat and treated
shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 

20:12 And he sent yet a third; this one they wounded and cast out. 

20:13 Then the owner of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my
beloved son; it may be they will respect him.'

20:14 But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves, This is the
heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.'

20:15 And they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will
the owner of the vineyard do to them? 

20:16 He will come and destroy those tenants, and give the vineyard to
others." When they heard this, they said, "God forbid!" 

20:17 But he looked at them and said, "What then is this that is written: 
    The very stone which the builders rejected 
    has become the head of the corner'? 

20:18 Every one who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; 
    but when it falls on any one it will crush him." 

20:19 The scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on him at that
very hour, but they feared the people; for they perceived that he had told
this parable against them.