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    • Exodus 5
    • Acts 7
    • Psalms 123
    • Proverbs 27

    Exodus 5

    1 Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel: "Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness."'
    2 And Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, nor will I let Israel go."
    3 So they said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please, let us go three days' journey into the desert and sacrifice to the LORD our God, lest He fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword."
    4 Then the king of Egypt said to them, "Moses and Aaron, why do you take the people from their work? Get back to your labor."
    5 And Pharaoh said, "Look, the people of the land are many now, and you make them rest from their labor!"
    6 So the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people and their officers, saying,
    7 "You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves.
    8 And you shall lay on them the quota of bricks which they made before. You shall not reduce it. For they are idle; therefore they cry out, saying, "Let us go and sacrifice to our God.'
    9 Let more work be laid on the men, that they may labor in it, and let them not regard false words."
    10 And the taskmasters of the people and their officers went out and spoke to the people, saying, "Thus says Pharaoh: "I will not give you straw.
    11 Go, get yourselves straw where you can find it; yet none of your work will be reduced."'
    12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
    13 And the taskmasters forced them to hurry, saying, "Fulfill your work, your daily quota, as when there was straw."
    14 Also the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, "Why have you not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and today, as before?"
    15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried out to Pharaoh, saying, "Why are you dealing thus with your servants?
    16 There is no straw given to your servants, and they say to us, "Make brick!' And indeed your servants are beaten, but the fault is in your own people."
    17 But he said, "You are idle! Idle! Therefore you say, "Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.'
    18 Therefore go now and work; for no straw shall be given you, yet you shall deliver the quota of bricks."
    19 And the officers of the children of Israel saw that they were in trouble after it was said, "You shall not reduce any bricks from your daily quota."
    20 Then, as they came out from Pharaoh, they met Moses and Aaron who stood there to meet them.
    21 And they said to them, "Let the LORD look on you and judge, because you have made us abhorrent in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us."
    22 So Moses returned to the LORD and said, "Lord, why have You brought trouble on this people? Why is it You have sent me?
    23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done evil to this people; neither have You delivered Your people at all."

    Acts 7

    1 Then the high priest said, "Are these things so?"
    2 And he said, "Brethren and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran,
    3 and said to him, "Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.'
    4 Then he came out of the land of the Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from there, when his father was dead, He moved him to this land in which you now dwell.
    5 And God gave him no inheritance in it, not even enough to set his foot on. But even when Abraham had no child, He promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his descendants after him.
    6 But God spoke in this way: that his descendants would dwell in a foreign land, and that they would bring them into bondage and oppress them four hundred years.
    7 "And the nation to whom they will be in bondage I will judge,' said God, "and after that they shall come out and serve Me in this place.'
    8 Then He gave him the covenant of circumcision; and so Abraham begot Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot the twelve patriarchs.
    9 "And the patriarchs, becoming envious, sold Joseph into Egypt. But God was with him
    10 and delivered him out of all his troubles, and gave him favor and wisdom in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
    11 Now a famine and great trouble came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and our fathers found no sustenance.
    12 But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.
    13 And the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph's family became known to the Pharaoh.
    14 Then Joseph sent and called his father Jacob and all his relatives to him, seventy-five people.
    15 So Jacob went down to Egypt; and he died, he and our fathers.
    16 And they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a sum of money from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem.
    17 "But when the time of the promise drew near which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt
    18 till another king arose who did not know Joseph.
    19 This man dealt treacherously with our people, and oppressed our forefathers, making them expose their babies, so that they might not live.
    20 At this time Moses was born, and was well pleasing to God; and he was brought up in his father's house for three months.
    21 But when he was set out, Pharaoh's daughter took him away and brought him up as her own son.
    22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds.
    23 "Now when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, the children of Israel.
    24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended and avenged him who was oppressed, and struck down the Egyptian.
    25 For he supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by his hand, but they did not understand.
    26 And the next day he appeared to two of them as they were fighting, and tried to reconcile them, saying, "Men, you are brethren; why do you wrong one another?'
    27 But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, "Who made you a ruler and a judge over us?
    28 Do you want to kill me as you did the Egyptian yesterday?'
    29 Then, at this saying, Moses fled and became a dweller in the land of Midian, where he had two sons.
    30 "And when forty years had passed, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai.
    31 When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he drew near to observe, the voice of the Lord came to him,
    32 saying, "I am the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' And Moses trembled and dared not look.
    33 "Then the LORD said to him, "Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.
    34 I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt."'
    35 "This Moses whom they rejected, saying, "Who made you a ruler and a judge?' is the one God sent to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush.
    36 He brought them out, after he had shown wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
    37 "This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel, "The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear.'
    38 "This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the Angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, the one who received the living oracles to give to us,
    39 whom our fathers would not obey, but rejected. And in their hearts they turned back to Egypt,
    40 saying to Aaron, "Make us gods to go before us; as for this Moses who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.'
    41 And they made a calf in those days, offered sacrifices to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
    42 Then God turned and gave them up to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: "Did you offer Me slaughtered animals and sacrifices during forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
    43 You also took up the tabernacle of Moloch, And the star of your god Remphan, Images which you made to worship; And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.'
    44 "Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as He appointed, instructing Moses to make it according to the pattern that he had seen,
    45 which our fathers, having received it in turn, also brought with Joshua into the land possessed by the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers until the days of David,
    46 who found favor before God and asked to find a dwelling for the God of Jacob.
    47 But Solomon built Him a house.
    48 "However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says:
    49 "Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. What house will you build for Me? says the LORD, Or what is the place of My rest?
    50 Has My hand not made all these things?'
    51 "You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.
    52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers,
    53 who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it."
    54 When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.
    55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
    56 and said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"
    57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord;
    58 and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.
    59 And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
    60 Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

    Psalms 123

    1 Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens.
    2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He has mercy on us.
    3 Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
    4 Our soul is exceedingly filled With the scorn of those who are at ease, With the contempt of the proud.

    Proverbs 27

    1 Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
    2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
    3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, But a fool's wrath is heavier than both of them.
    4 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, But who is able to stand before jealousy?
    5 Open rebuke is better Than love carefully concealed.
    6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
    7 A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
    8 Like a bird that wanders from its nest Is a man who wanders from his place.
    9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart, And the sweetness of a man's friend gives delight by hearty counsel.
    10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend, Nor go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
    11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him who reproaches me.
    12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; The simple pass on and are punished.
    13 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger, And hold it in pledge when he is surety for a seductress.
    14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It will be counted a curse to him.
    15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike;
    16 Whoever restrains her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.
    17 As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
    18 Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit; So he who waits on his master will be honored.
    19 As in water face reflects face, So a man's heart reveals the man.
    20 Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied.
    21 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, And a man is valued by what others say of him.
    22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
    23 Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, And attend to your herds;
    24 For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
    25 When the hay is removed, and the tender grass shows itself, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
    26 The lambs will provide your clothing, And the goats the price of a field;
    27 You shall have enough goats' milk for your food, For the food of your household, And the nourishment of your maidservants.

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