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    • Jeremiah 36
    • Romans 4
    • Psalms 68
    • Proverbs 22

    Jeremiah 36

    1 Now it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, that this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying:
    2 "Take a scroll of a book and write on it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel, against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spoke to you, from the days of Josiah even to this day.
    3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the adversities which I purpose to bring upon them, that everyone may turn from his evil way, that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin."
    4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah; and Baruch wrote on a scroll of a book, at the instruction of Jeremiah, all the words of the LORD which He had spoken to him.
    5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, "I am confined, I cannot go into the house of the LORD.
    6 You go, therefore, and read from the scroll which you have written at my instruction, the words of the LORD, in the hearing of the people in the LORD's house on the day of fasting. And you shall also read them in the hearing of all Judah who come from their cities.
    7 It may be that they will present their supplication before the LORD, and everyone will turn from his evil way. For great is the anger and the fury that the LORD has pronounced against this people."
    8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading from the book the words of the LORD in the LORD's house.
    9 Now it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the ninth month, that they proclaimed a fast before the LORD to all the people in Jerusalem, and to all the people who came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem.
    10 Then Baruch read from the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of the LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the upper court at the entry of the New Gate of the LORD's house, in the hearing of all the people.
    11 When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, heard all the words of the LORD from the book,
    12 he then went down to the king's house, into the scribe's chamber; and there all the princes were sitting--Elishama the scribe, Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, Elnathan the son of Achbor, Gemariah the son of Shaphan, Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
    13 Then Michaiah declared to them all the words that he had heard when Baruch read the book in the hearing of the people.
    14 Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to Baruch, saying, "Take in your hand the scroll from which you have read in the hearing of the people, and come." So Baruch the son of Neriah took the scroll in his hand and came to them.
    15 And they said to him, "Sit down now, and read it in our hearing." So Baruch read it in their hearing.
    16 Now it happened, when they had heard all the words, that they looked in fear from one to another, and said to Baruch, "We will surely tell the king of all these words."
    17 And they asked Baruch, saying, "Tell us now, how did you write all these words--at his instruction?"
    18 So Baruch answered them, "He proclaimed with his mouth all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink in the book."
    19 Then the princes said to Baruch, "Go and hide, you and Jeremiah; and let no one know where you are."
    20 And they went to the king, into the court; but they stored the scroll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and told all the words in the hearing of the king.
    21 So the king sent Jehudi to bring the scroll, and he took it from Elishama the scribe's chamber. And Jehudi read it in the hearing of the king and in the hearing of all the princes who stood beside the king.
    22 Now the king was sitting in the winter house in the ninth month, with a fire burning on the hearth before him.
    23 And it happened, when Jehudi had read three or four columns, that the king cut it with the scribe's knife and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.
    24 Yet they were not afraid, nor did they tear their garments, the king nor any of his servants who heard all these words.
    25 Nevertheless Elnathan, Delaiah, and Gemariah implored the king not to burn the scroll; but he would not listen to them.
    26 And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king's son, Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to seize Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet, but the LORD hid them.
    27 Now after the king had burned the scroll with the words which Baruch had written at the instruction of Jeremiah, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying:
    28 "Take yet another scroll, and write on it all the former words that were in the first scroll which Jehoiakim the king of Judah has burned.
    29 And you shall say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, "Thus says the LORD: "You have burned this scroll, saying, "Why have you written in it that the king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land, and cause man and beast to cease from here?"'
    30 Therefore thus says the LORD concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: "He shall have no one to sit on the throne of David, and his dead body shall be cast out to the heat of the day and the frost of the night.
    31 I will punish him, his family, and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring on them, on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and on the men of Judah all the doom that I have pronounced against them; but they did not heed.""'
    32 Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah, who wrote on it at the instruction of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire. And besides, there were added to them many similar words.

    Romans 4

    1 What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?
    2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.
    3 For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."
    4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.
    5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
    6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:
    7 "BBlessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered;
    8 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin."
    9 Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.
    10 How then was it accounted? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised.
    11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also,
    12 and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised.
    13 For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
    14 For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect,
    15 because the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.
    16 Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all
    17 (as it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations" ) in the presence of Him whom he believed--God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;
    18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, "So shall your descendants be."
    19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb.
    20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
    21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
    22 And therefore "it was accounted to him for righteousness."
    23 Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him,
    24 but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead,
    25 who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.

    Psalms 68

    1 Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
    2 As smoke is driven away, So drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
    3 But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
    4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him.
    5 A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.
    6 God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
    7 O God, when You went out before Your people, When You marched through the wilderness,Selah
    8 The earth shook; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
    9 You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, Whereby You confirmed Your inheritance, When it was weary.
    10 Your congregation dwelt in it; You, O God, provided from Your goodness for the poor.
    11 The Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
    12 "Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home divides the spoil.
    13 Though you lie down among the sheepfolds, You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold."
    14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, It was white as snow in Zalmon.
    15 A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
    16 Why do you fume with envy, you mountains of many peaks? This is the mountain which God desires to dwell in; Yes, the LORD will dwell in it forever.
    17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, Even thousands of thousands; The Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the Holy Place.
    18 You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, Even from the rebellious, That the LORD God might dwell there.
    19 Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation!Selah
    20 Our God is the God of salvation; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
    21 But God will wound the head of His enemies, The hairy scalp of the one who still goes on in his trespasses.
    22 The Lord said, "I will bring back from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,
    23 That your foot may crush them in blood, And the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from your enemies."
    24 They have seen Your procession, O God, The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
    25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; Among them were the maidens playing timbrels.
    26 Bless God in the congregations, The Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
    27 There is little Benjamin, their leader, The princes of Judah and their company, The princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.
    28 Your God has commanded your strength; Strengthen, O God, what You have done for us.
    29 Because of Your temple at Jerusalem, Kings will bring presents to You.
    30 Rebuke the beasts of the reeds, The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Till everyone submits himself with pieces of silver. Scatter the peoples who delight in war.
    31 Envoys will come out of Egypt; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
    32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; Oh, sing praises to the Lord,Selah
    33 To Him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old! Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice.
    34 Ascribe strength to God; His excellence is over Israel, And His strength is in the clouds.
    35 O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!

    Proverbs 22

    1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.
    2 The rich and the poor have this in common, The LORD is the maker of them all.
    3 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, But the simple pass on and are punished.
    4 By humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches and honor and life.
    5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards his soul will be far from them.
    6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
    7 The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.
    8 He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow, And the rod of his anger will fail.
    9 He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor.
    10 Cast out the scoffer, and contention will leave; Yes, strife and reproach will cease.
    11 He who loves purity of heart And has grace on his lips, The king will be his friend.
    12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the faithless.
    13 The lazy man says, "There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!"
    14 The mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit; He who is abhorred by the LORD will fall there.
    15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him.
    16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his riches, And he who gives to the rich, will surely come to poverty.
    17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge;
    18 For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; Let them all be fixed upon your lips,
    19 So that your trust may be in the LORD; I have instructed you today, even you.
    20 Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,
    21 That I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, That you may answer words of truth To those who send to you?
    22 Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Nor oppress the afflicted at the gate;
    23 For the LORD will plead their cause, And plunder the soul of those who plunder them.
    24 Make no friendship with an angry man, And with a furious man do not go,
    25 Lest you learn his ways And set a snare for your soul.
    26 Do not be one of those who shakes hands in a pledge, One of those who is surety for debts;
    27 If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take away your bed from under you?
    28 Do not remove the ancient landmark Which your fathers have set.
    29 Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.

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