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1The children of Israel traveled, and encamped in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan at Jericho. 2Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. 3Moab was very afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel. 4Moab said to the elders of Midian, "Now this multitude will lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field." Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time. 5He sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is by the River, to the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, "Behold, there is a people who came out from Egypt. Behold, they cover the surface of the earth, and they are staying opposite me. 6Please come now therefore curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: perhaps I shall prevail, that we may strike them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed." 7The elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came to Balaam, and spoke to him the words of Balak. 8He said to them, "Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as TheIAM (Yahweh) shall speak to me." The princes of Moab stayed with Balaam. 9God (Elohim) came to Balaam, and said, "Who are these men with you?" 10Balaam said to God (Elohim) , "Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to me, [saying], 11'Behold, the people that is come out of Egypt, it covers the surface of the earth: now, come curse me them; perhaps I shall be able to fight against them, and shall drive them out.'" 12God (Elohim) said to Balaam, "You shall not go with them. You shall not curse the people; for they are blessed." 13Balaam rose up in the morning, and said to the princes of Balak, "Go to your land; for TheIAM (Yahweh) refuses to permit me to go with you." 14The princes of Moab rose up, and they went to Balak, and said, "Balaam refuses to come with us." 15Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they. 16They came to Balaam, and said to him, "Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, 'Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me: 17for I will promote you to very great honor, and whatever you say to me I will do. Please come therefore, and curse this people for me.'" 18Balaam answered the servants of Balak, "If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can't go beyond the word of TheIAM (Yahweh) my God (Elohim) , to do less or more. 19Now therefore, please wait also here this night, that I may know what TheIAM (Yahweh) will speak to me more." 20God (Elohim) came to Balaam at night, and said to him, "If the men have come to call you, rise up, go with them; but only the word which I speak to you, that you shall do." 21Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and went with the princes of Moab. 22God (Elohim) 's anger was kindled because he went; and the angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) placed himself in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. 23The donkey saw the angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and the donkey turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam struck the donkey, to turn her into the way. 24Then the angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. 25The donkey saw the angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and she thrust herself to the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he struck her again. 26The angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) went further, and stood in a narrow place, where there was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. 27The donkey saw the angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and she lay down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with his staff. 28TheIAM (Yahweh) opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?" 29Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you have mocked me, I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you." 30The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your donkey, on which you have ridden all your life long to this day? Was I ever in the habit of doing so to you?" He said, "No." 31Then TheIAM (Yahweh) opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face. 32The angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) said to him, "Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come forth as an adversary, because your way is perverse before me: 33and the donkey saw me, and turned aside before me these three times. Unless she had turned aside from me, surely now I would have killed you, and saved her alive." 34Balaam said to the angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) , "I have sinned; for I didn't know that you stood in the way against me. Now therefore, if it displeases you, I will go back again." 35The angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Balaam, "Go with the men; but only the word that I shall speak to you, that you shall speak." So Balaam went with the princes of Balak. 36When Balak heard that Balaam had come, he went out to meet him to the City of Moab, which is on the border of the Arnon, which is in the utmost part of the border. 37Balak said to Balaam, "Didn't I earnestly send to you to call you? Why didn't you come to me? Am I not able indeed to promote you to honor?" 38Balaam said to Balak, "Behold, I have come to you: have I now any power at all to speak anything? The word that God (Elohim) puts in my mouth, that shall I speak." 39Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kiriath Huzoth. 40Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes who were with him. 41It happened in the morning, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal; and he saw from there the utmost part of the people.
1Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) : Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against those who dwell in Lebkamai, a destroying wind. 2I will send to Babylon strangers, who shall winnow her; and they shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her around. 3Against [him who] bends let the archer bend his bow, and against [him who] lifts himself up in his coat of mail: and don't spare her young men; utterly destroy all her army. 4They shall fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans, and thrust through in her streets. 5For Israel is not forsaken, nor Judah, of his God (Elohim) , of TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies; though their land is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel. 6Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and save every man his life; don't be cut off in her iniquity: for it is the time of TheIAM (Yahweh) 's vengeance; he will render to her a recompense. 7Babylon has been a golden cup in TheIAM (Yahweh) 's hand, who made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunk of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. 8Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. 9We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go everyone into his own country; for her judgment reaches to heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies. 10TheIAM (Yahweh) has brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of TheIAM (Yahweh) our God (Elohim) . 11Make sharp the arrows; hold firm the shields: TheIAM (Yahweh) has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes; because his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it: for it is the vengeance of TheIAM (Yahweh) , the vengeance of his temple. 12Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set the watchmen, prepare the ambushes; for TheIAM (Yahweh) has both purposed and done that which he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon. 13You who dwell on many waters, abundant in treasures, your end has come, the measure of your covetousness. 14TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies has sworn by himself, [saying], Surely I will fill you with men, as with the canker worm; and they shall lift up a shout against you. 15He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens: 16when he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasuries. 17Every man is become brutish [and is] without knowledge; every goldsmith is disappointed by his image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. 18They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish. 19The portion of Jacob is not like these; for he is the former of all things; and [Israel] is the tribe of his inheritance: TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies is his name. 20You are my battle axe and weapons of war: and with you will I break in pieces the nations; and with you will I destroy kingdoms; 21and with you will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; 22and with you will I break in pieces the chariot and him who rides therein; and with you will I break in pieces man and woman; and with you will I break in pieces the old man and the youth; and with you will I break in pieces the young man and the virgin; 23and with you will I break in pieces the shepherd and his flock; and with you will I break in pieces the farmer and his yoke [of oxen]; and with you will I break in pieces governors and deputies. 24I will render to Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, says TheIAM (Yahweh) . 25Behold, I am against you, destroying mountain, says TheIAM (Yahweh) , which destroys all the earth; and I will stretch out my hand on you, and roll you down from the rocks, and will make you a burnt mountain. 26They shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever, says TheIAM (Yahweh) . 27Set up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz: appoint a marshal against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough canker worm. 28Prepare against her the nations, the kings of the Medes, its governors, and all its deputies, and all the land of their dominion. 29The land trembles and is in pain; for the purposes of TheIAM (Yahweh) against Babylon do stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant. 30The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they remain in their strongholds; their might has failed; they are become as women: her dwelling places are set on fire; her bars are broken. 31One runner will run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter: 32and the passages are seized, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are frightened. 33For thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies, the God (Elohim) of Israel: The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor at the time when it is trodden; yet a little while, and the time of harvest shall come for her. 34Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has, like a monster, swallowed me up, he has filled his maw with my delicacies; he has cast me out. 35The violence done to me and to my flesh be on Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and, My blood be on the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. 36Therefore thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) : Behold, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea, and make her fountain dry. 37Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant. 38They shall roar together like young lions; they shall growl as lions' cubs. 39When they are heated, I will make their feast, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says TheIAM (Yahweh) . 40I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with male goats. 41How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth seized! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! 42The sea is come up on Babylon; she is covered with the multitude of its waves. 43Her cities are become a desolation, a dry land, and a desert, a land in which no man dwells, neither does any son of man pass thereby. 44I will execute judgment on Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up; and the nations shall not flow any more to him: yes, the wall of Babylon shall fall. 45My people, go away from the midst of her, and save yourselves every man from the fierce anger of TheIAM (Yahweh) . 46Don't let your heart faint, neither fear for the news that shall be heard in the land; for news shall come one year, and after that in another year [shall come] news, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler. 47Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will execute judgment on the engraved images of Babylon; and her whole land shall be confounded; and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her. 48Then the heavens and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for joy over Babylon; for the destroyers shall come to her from the north, says TheIAM (Yahweh) . 49As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land. 50You who have escaped the sword, go, don't stand still; remember TheIAM (Yahweh) from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind. 51We are confounded, because we have heard reproach; confusion has covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of TheIAM (Yahweh) 's house. 52Therefore, behold, the days come, says TheIAM (Yahweh) , that I will execute judgment on her engraved images; and through all her land the wounded shall groan. 53Though Babylon should mount up to the sky, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall destroyers come to her, says TheIAM (Yahweh) . 54The sound of a cry from Babylon, and of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans! 55For TheIAM (Yahweh) lays Babylon waste, and destroys out of her the great voice; and their waves roar like many waters; the noise of their voice is uttered: 56for the destroyer is come on her, even on Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, their bows are broken in pieces; for TheIAM (Yahweh) is a God (El) of recompenses, he will surely requite. 57I will make drunk her princes and her wise men, her governors and her deputies, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake up, says the King, whose name is TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies. 58Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies: The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly overthrown, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the peoples shall labor for vanity, and the nations for the fire; and they shall be weary. 59The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. Now Seraiah was chief quartermaster. 60Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come on Babylon, even all these words that are written concerning Babylon. 61Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words, 62and say, TheIAM (Yahweh) , you have spoken concerning this place, to cut it off, that none shall dwell therein, neither man nor animal, but that it shall be desolate forever. 63It shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates: 64and you shall say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise again because of the evil that I will bring on her; and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.
ALEPH 1Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to TheIAM (Yahweh) 's law. 2Blessed are those who keep his statutes, who seek him with their whole heart. 3Yes, they do nothing wrong. They walk in his ways. 4You have commanded your precepts, that we should fully obey them. 5Oh that my ways were steadfast to obey your statutes! 6Then I wouldn't be disappointed, when I consider all of your commandments. 7I will give thanks to you with uprightness of heart, when I learn your righteous judgments. 8I will observe your statutes. Don't utterly forsake me. 9BET How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. 10With my whole heart, I have sought you. Don't let me wander from your commandments. 11I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 12Blessed are you, TheIAM (Yahweh) . Teach me your statutes. 13With my lips, I have declared all the ordinances of your mouth. 14I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15I will meditate on your precepts, and consider your ways. 16I will delight myself in your statutes. I will not forget your word. 17GIMEL Do good to your servant. I will live and I will obey your word. 18Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things out of your law. 19I am a stranger on the earth. Don't hide your commandments from me. 20My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times. 21You have rebuked the proud who are cursed, who wander from your commandments. 22Take reproach and contempt away from me, for I have kept your statutes. 23Though princes sit and slander me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. 24Indeed your statutes are my delight, and my counselors. 25DALED My soul is laid low in the dust. Revive me according to your word! 26I declared my ways, and you answered me. Teach me your statutes. 27Let me understand the teaching of your precepts! Then I will meditate on your wondrous works. 28My soul is weary with sorrow: strengthen me according to your word. 29Keep me from the way of deceit. Grant me your law graciously! 30I have chosen the way of truth. I have set your ordinances before me. 31I cling to your statutes, TheIAM (Yahweh) . Don't let me be disappointed. 32I run in the path of your commandments, for you have set my heart free. 33HEY Teach me, TheIAM (Yahweh) , the way of your statutes. I will keep them to the end. 34Give me understanding, and I will keep your law. Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart. 35Direct me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in them. 36Turn my heart toward your statutes, not toward selfish gain. 37Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things. Revive me in your ways. 38Fulfill your promise to your servant, that you may be feared. 39Take away my disgrace that I dread, for your ordinances are good. 40Behold, I long for your precepts! Revive me in your righteousness. 41WAW Let your loving kindness also come to me, TheIAM (Yahweh) , your salvation, according to your word. 42So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in your word. 43Don't snatch the word of truth out of my mouth, for I put my hope in your ordinances. 44So I will obey your law continually, forever and ever. 45I will walk in liberty, for I have sought your precepts. 46I will also speak of your statutes before kings, and will not be disappointed. 47I will delight myself in your commandments, because I love them. 48I reach out my hands for your commandments, which I love. I will meditate on your statutes. 49ZAYIN Remember your word to your servant, because you gave me hope. 50This is my comfort in my affliction, for your word has revived me. 51The arrogant mock me excessively, but I don't swerve from your law. 52I remember your ordinances of old, TheIAM (Yahweh) , and have comforted myself. 53Indignation has taken hold on me, because of the wicked who forsake your law. 54Your statutes have been my songs, in the house where I live. 55I have remembered your name, TheIAM (Yahweh) , in the night, and I obey your law. 56This is my way, that I keep your precepts. 57CHET TheIAM (Yahweh) is my portion. I promised to obey your words. 58I sought your favor with my whole heart. Be merciful to me according to your word. 59I considered my ways, and turned my steps to your statutes. 60I will hurry, and not delay, to obey your commandments. 61The ropes of the wicked bind me, but I won't forget your law. 62At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you, because of your righteous ordinances. 63I am a friend of all those who fear you, of those who observe your precepts. 64The earth is full of your loving kindness, TheIAM (Yahweh) . Teach me your statutes. 65TET Do good to your servant, according to your word, TheIAM (Yahweh) . 66Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. 67Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I observe your word. 68You are good, and do good. Teach me your statutes. 69The proud have smeared a lie upon me. With my whole heart, I will keep your precepts. 70Their heart is as callous as the fat, but I delight in your law. 71It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes. 72The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. 73YUD Your hands have made me and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments. 74Those who fear you will see me and be glad, because I have put my hope in your word. 75TheIAM (Yahweh) , I know that your judgments are righteous, that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. 76Please let your loving kindness be for my comfort, according to your word to your servant. 77Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight. 78Let the proud be disappointed, for they have overthrown me wrongfully. I will meditate on your precepts. 79Let those who fear you turn to me. They will know your statutes. 80Let my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be disappointed. 81KAF My soul faints for your salvation. I hope in your word. 82My eyes fail for your word. I say, "When will you comfort me?" 83For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke. I don't forget your statutes. 84How many are the days of your servant? When will you execute judgment on those who persecute (Radaph) me? 85The proud have dug pits for me, contrary to your law. 86All of your commandments are faithful. They persecute (Radaph) me wrongfully. Help me! 87They had almost wiped me from the earth, but I didn't forsake your precepts. 88Preserve my life according to your loving kindness, so I will obey the statutes of your mouth. 89LAMED TheIAM (Yahweh) , your word is settled in heaven forever. 90Your faithfulness is to all generations. You have established the earth, and it remains. 91Your laws remain to this day, for all things serve you. 92Unless your law had been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. 93I will never forget your precepts, for with them, you have revived me. 94I am yours. Save me, for I have sought your precepts. 95The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me. I will consider your statutes. 96I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commands are boundless. 97MEM How I love your law! It is my meditation all day. 98Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for your commandments are always with me. 99I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. 100I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts. 101I have kept my feet from every evil way, that I might observe your word. 102I have not turned aside from your ordinances, for you have taught me. 103How sweet are your promises to my taste, more than honey to my mouth! 104Through your precepts, I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. 105NUN Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path. 106I have sworn, and have confirmed it, that I will obey your righteous ordinances. 107I am afflicted very much. Revive me, TheIAM (Yahweh) , according to your word. 108Accept, I beg you, the willing offerings of my mouth. TheIAM (Yahweh) , teach me your ordinances. 109My soul is continually in my hand, yet I won't forget your law. 110The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I haven't gone astray from your precepts. 111I have taken your testimonies as a heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. 112I have set my heart to perform your statutes forever, even to the end. 113SAMEKH I hate double-minded men, but I love your law. 114You are my hiding place and my shield. I hope in your word. 115Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God (Elohim) . 116Uphold me according to your word, that I may live. Let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117Hold me up, and I will be safe, and will have respect for your statutes continually. 118You reject all those who stray from your statutes, for their deceit is in vain. 119You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love your testimonies. 120My flesh trembles for fear of you. I am afraid of your judgments. 121AYIN I have done what is just and righteous. Don't leave me to my oppressors. 122Ensure your servant's well-being. Don't let the proud oppress me. 123My eyes fail looking for your salvation, for your righteous word. 124Deal with your servant according to your loving kindness. Teach me your statutes. 125I am your servant. Give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies. 126It is time to act, TheIAM (Yahweh) , for they break your law. 127Therefore I love your commandments more than gold, yes, more than pure gold. 128Therefore I consider all of your precepts to be right. I hate every false way. 129PEY Your testimonies are wonderful, therefore my soul keeps them. 130The entrance of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple. 131I opened my mouth wide and panted, for I longed for your commandments. 132Turn to me, and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. 133Establish my footsteps in your word. Don't let any iniquity have dominion over me. 134Redeem me from the oppression of man, so I will observe your precepts. 135Make your face shine on your servant. Teach me your statutes. 136Streams of tears run down my eyes, because they don't observe your law. 137TZADI You are righteous, TheIAM (Yahweh) . Your judgments are upright. 138You have commanded your statutes in righteousness. They are fully trustworthy. 139My zeal wears me out, because my enemies ignore your words. 140Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them. 141I am small and despised. I don't forget your precepts. 142Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness. Your law is truth. 143Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me. Your commandments are my delight. 144Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live. 145KUF I have called with my whole heart. Answer me, TheIAM (Yahweh) ! I will keep your statutes. 146I have called to you. Save me! I will obey your statutes. 147I rise before dawn and cry for help. I put my hope in your words. 148My eyes stay open through the night watches, that I might meditate on your word. 149Hear my voice according to your loving kindness. Revive me, TheIAM (Yahweh) , according to your ordinances. 150They draw near who follow (Radaph) after wickedness. They are far from your law. 151You are near, TheIAM (Yahweh) . All your commandments are truth. 152Of old I have known from your testimonies, that you have founded them forever. 153RESH Consider my affliction, and deliver me, for I don't forget your law. 154Plead my cause, and redeem me! Revive me according to your promise. 155Salvation is far from the wicked, for they don't seek your statutes. 156Great are your tender mercies, TheIAM (Yahweh) . Revive me according to your ordinances. 157Many are my persecutors (Radaph) and my adversaries. I haven't swerved from your testimonies. 158I look at the faithless with loathing, because they don't observe your word. 159Consider how I love your precepts. Revive me, TheIAM (Yahweh) , according to your loving kindness. 160All of your words are truth. Every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever. 161SIN AND SHIN Princes have persecuted (Radaph) me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words. 162I rejoice at your word, as one who finds great spoil. 163I hate and abhor falsehood. I love your law. 164Seven times a day, I praise you, because of your righteous ordinances. 165Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them to stumble. 166I have hoped for your salvation, TheIAM (Yahweh) . I have done your commandments. 167My soul has observed your testimonies. I love them exceedingly. 168I have obeyed your precepts and your testimonies, for all my ways are before you. 169TAV Let my cry come before you, TheIAM (Yahweh) . Give me understanding according to your word. 170Let my supplication come before you. Deliver me according to your word. 171Let my lips utter praise, for you teach me your statutes. 172Let my tongue sing of your word, for all your commandments are righteousness. 173Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. 174I have longed for your salvation, TheIAM (Yahweh) . Your law is my delight. 175Let my soul live, that I may praise you. Let your ordinances help me. 176I have gone astray like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I don't forget your commandments.
1Foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you not to obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth among you as crucified? 2I just want to learn this from you. Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith? 3Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now completed in the flesh? 4Did you suffer so many things in vain, if it is indeed in vain? 5He therefore who supplies the Spirit to you, and works miracles among you, does he do it by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith? 6Even as Abraham "believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness." 7Know therefore that those who are of faith, the same are children of Abraham. 8The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the Good News beforehand to Abraham, saying, "In you all the nations will be blessed." 9So then, those who are of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham. 10For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse. For it is written, "Cursed is everyone who doesn't continue in all things that are written in the book of the law, to do them." 11Now that no man is justified by the law before God is evident, for, "The righteous will live by faith." 12The law is not of faith, but, "The man who does them will live by them." 13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. For it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree," 14that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 15Brothers, speaking of human terms, though it is only a man's covenant, yet when it has been confirmed, no one makes it void, or adds to it. 16Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He doesn't say, "To seeds," as of many, but as of one, "To your seed," which is Christ. 17Now I say this. A covenant confirmed beforehand by God in Christ, the law, which came four hundred thirty years after, does not annul, so as to make the promise of no effect. 18For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by promise. 19What then is the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom the promise has been made. It was ordained through angels by the hand of a mediator. 20Now a mediator is not between one, but God is one. 21Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could make alive, most certainly righteousness would have been of the law. 22But the Scriptures imprisoned all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, confined for the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. 26For you are all children of God, through faith in Christ Jesus. 27For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29If you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to promise.
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colours can help you (just a little bit) if you have coloured ribbons as
dividers in your Bible to quickly get to the relevant section.