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Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading
May 10 - Chronological Order
A psalm of Asaph.
1 The Mighty One, God, the
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to where it sets.(b)
2 From Zion,(c) perfect in beauty,(d)
God shines forth.(e)
3 Our God comes(f)
and will not be silent;(g)
a fire devours(h) before him,(i)
and around him a tempest(j) rages.
4 He summons the heavens above,
and the earth,(k) that he may judge his people:(l)
5 "Gather to me this consecrated people,(m)
who made a covenant(n) with me by sacrifice."
6 And the heavens proclaim(o) his righteousness,
for he is a God of justice.[a][b](p)
7 "Listen, my people, and I will speak;
I will testify(q) against you, Israel:
I am God, your God.(r)
8 I bring no charges(s) against you concerning your sacrifices
or concerning your burnt offerings,(t) which are ever before me.
9 I have no need of a bull(u) from your stall
or of goats(v) from your pens,(w)
10 for every animal of the forest(x) is mine,
and the cattle on a thousand hills.(y)
11 I know every bird(z) in the mountains,
and the insects in the fields(aa) are mine.
12 If I were hungry I would not tell you,
for the world(ab) is mine, and all that is in it.(ac)
13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls
or drink the blood of goats?
14 "Sacrifice thank offerings(ad) to God,
fulfill your vows(ae) to the Most High,(af)
15 and call(ag) on me in the day of trouble;(ah)
I will deliver(ai) you, and you will honor(aj) me."
16 But to the wicked person, God says:
"What right have you to recite my laws
or take my covenant(ak) on your lips?(al)
17 You hate(am) my instruction
and cast my words behind(an) you.
18 When you see a thief, you join(ao) with him;
you throw in your lot with adulterers.(ap)
19 You use your mouth for evil
and harness your tongue to deceit.(aq)
20 You sit and testify against your brother(ar)
and slander your own mother's son.
21 When you did these things and I kept silent,(as)
you thought I was exactly[c] like you.
But I now arraign(at) you
and set my accusations(au) before you.
22 "Consider this, you who forget God,(av)
or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:(aw)
23 Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me,
and to the blameless[d] I will show my salvation.(ax)"
For the director of music. According to mahalath.[b] A maskil[c] of David.
1 The fool(b) says in his heart,
"There is no God."(c)
They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
there is no one who does good.
2 God looks down from heaven(d)
on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,(e)
any who seek God.(f)
3 Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.(g)
4 Do all these evildoers know nothing?
They devour my people as though eating bread;
they never call on God.
5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
where there was nothing to dread.(h)
God scattered the bones(i) of those who attacked you;(j)
you put them to shame,(k) for God despised them.(l)
6 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When God restores his people,
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
For the director of music. To the tune of "The Lily of the Covenant." A miktam[b] of David. For teaching. When he fought Aram Naharaim[c] and Aram Zobah,[d] and when Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.(b)
1 You have rejected us,(c) God, and burst upon us;
you have been angry(d)—now restore us!(e)
2 You have shaken the land(f) and torn it open;
mend its fractures,(g) for it is quaking.
3 You have shown your people desperate times;(h)
you have given us wine that makes us stagger.(i)
4 But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner(j)
to be unfurled against the bow.[e]
5 Save us and help us with your right hand,(k)
that those you love(l) may be delivered.
6 God has spoken from his sanctuary:
"In triumph I will parcel out Shechem(m)
and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.(n)
7 Gilead(o) is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim(p) is my helmet,
Judah(q) is my scepter.(r)
8 Moab is my washbasin,
on Edom I toss my sandal;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.(s)"
9 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
10 Is it not you, God, you who have now rejected us
and no longer go out with our armies?(t)
11 Give us aid against the enemy,
for human help is worthless.(u)
12 With God we will gain the victory,
and he will trample down our enemies.(v)
For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." A psalm of Asaph. A song.
1 We praise you, God,
we praise you, for your Name is near;(a)
people tell of your wonderful deeds.(b)
2 You say, "I choose the appointed time;(c)
it is I who judge with equity.(d)
3 When the earth and all its people quake,(e)
it is I who hold its pillars(f) firm.[b]
4 To the arrogant(g) I say, ‘Boast no more,'(h)
and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horns.[c](i)
5 Do not lift your horns against heaven;
do not speak so defiantly.(j)'"
6 No one from the east or the west
or from the desert can exalt themselves.
7 It is God who judges:(k)
He brings one down, he exalts another.(l)
8 In the hand of the Lord is a cup
full of foaming wine mixed(m) with spices;
he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth
drink it down to its very dregs.(n)
9 As for me, I will declare(o) this forever;
I will sing(p) praise to the God of Jacob,(q)
10 who says, "I will cut off the horns of all the wicked,
but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up."(r)
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13