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Bible Reading Plan

Daily Bible Reading

May 25 - Old & New Testament


Psalms 15,16

Psalm 15

A psalm of David.

1  Lord , who may dwell(a) in your sacred tent?(b)
     Who may live on your holy mountain?(c)

2 The one whose walk is blameless,(d)
     who does what is righteous,
     who speaks the truth(e) from their heart;
3 whose tongue utters no slander,(f)
     who does no wrong to a neighbor,
     and casts no slur on others;
4 who despises a vile person
     but honors(g) those who fear the Lord ;
who keeps an oath(h) even when it hurts,
     and does not change their mind;
5 who lends money to the poor without interest;(i)
     who does not accept a bribe(j) against the innocent.

Whoever does these things
     will never be shaken.(k)

Psalm 16

A miktam[a] of David.

1 Keep me safe,(a) my God,
     for in you I take refuge.(b)

2 I say to the Lord , "You are my Lord;(c)
     apart from you I have no good thing."(d)
3 I say of the holy people(e) who are in the land,(f)
     "They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight."
4 Those who run after other gods(g) will suffer(h) more and more.
     I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
     or take up their names(i) on my lips.

5  Lord , you alone are my portion(j) and my cup;(k)
     you make my lot(l) secure.
6 The boundary lines(m) have fallen for me in pleasant places;
     surely I have a delightful inheritance.(n)
7 I will praise the Lord , who counsels me;(o)
     even at night(p) my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord .
     With him at my right hand,(q) I will not be shaken.(r)

9 Therefore my heart is glad(s) and my tongue rejoices;
     my body also will rest secure,(t)
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,(u)
     nor will you let your faithful[b] one(v) see decay.(w)
11 You make known to me the path of life;(x)
     you will fill me with joy in your presence,(y)
     with eternal pleasures(z) at your right hand.(aa)

John 9:1-23

Chapter 9

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi,(a) who sinned,(b) this man(c) or his parents,(d) that he was born blind?"

3 "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.(e) 4 As long as it is day,(f) we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."(g)

6 After saying this, he spit(h) on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. 7 "Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam"(i) (this word means "Sent"). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.(j)

8 His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, "Isn't this the same man who used to sit and beg?"(k) 9 Some claimed that he was.

Others said, "No, he only looks like him."

But he himself insisted, "I am the man."

10 "How then were your eyes opened?" they asked.

11 He replied, "The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see."(l)

12 "Where is this man?" they asked him.

"I don't know," he said.

The Pharisees Investigate the Healing

13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind. 14 Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath.(m) 15 Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight.(n) "He put mud on my eyes," the man replied, "and I washed, and now I see."

16 Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath."(o)

But others asked, "How can a sinner perform such signs?"(p) So they were divided.(q)

17 Then they turned again to the blind man, "What have you to say about him? It was your eyes he opened."

The man replied, "He is a prophet."(r)

18 They(s) still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man's parents. 19 "Is this your son?" they asked. "Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that now he can see?"

20 "We know he is our son," the parents answered, "and we know he was born blind. 21 But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don't know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself." 22 His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders,(t) who already had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be put out(u) of the synagogue.(v) 23 That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."(w)

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