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Bible Reading Plan

Daily Bible Reading

November 1 - NT, Psalms & Proverbs


Psalms 123-125

Chapter 123

Psalm 123

A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to you,
     to you who sit enthroned(a) in heaven.
2 As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master,
     as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord (b) our God,
     till he shows us his mercy.

3 Have mercy on us, Lord , have mercy on us,
     for we have endured no end of contempt.
4 We have endured no end
     of ridicule from the arrogant,
     of contempt from the proud.

Chapter 124

Psalm 124

A song of ascents. Of David.

1 If the Lord had not been on our side—
     let Israel say(a)
2 if the Lord had not been on our side
     when people attacked us,
3 they would have swallowed us alive
     when their anger flared against us;
4 the flood(b) would have engulfed us,
     the torrent(c) would have swept over us,
5 the raging waters
     would have swept us away.

6 Praise be to the Lord ,
     who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
7 We have escaped like a bird
     from the fowler's snare;(d)
the snare has been broken,(e)
     and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the name(f) of the Lord ,
     the Maker of heaven(g) and earth.

Chapter 125

Psalm 125

A song of ascents.

1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,(a)
     which cannot be shaken(b) but endures forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,(c)
     so the Lord surrounds(d) his people
     both now and forevermore.

3 The scepter(e) of the wicked will not remain(f)
     over the land allotted to the righteous,
for then the righteous might use
     their hands to do evil.(g)

4  Lord , do good(h) to those who are good,
     to those who are upright in heart.(i)
5 But those who turn(j) to crooked ways(k)
     the Lord will banish(l) with the evildoers.

Peace be on Israel.(m)

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