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Bible Reading Plan

Daily Bible Reading

May 29 - Old & New Testament


Psalms 27,28,29

Psalm 27

Of David.

1 The Lord is my light(a) and my salvation(b)
     whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold(c) of my life—
     of whom shall I be afraid?(d)

2 When the wicked advance against me
     to devour[a] me,
it is my enemies and my foes
     who will stumble and fall.(e)
3 Though an army besiege me,
     my heart will not fear;(f)
though war break out against me,
     even then I will be confident.(g)

4 One thing(h) I ask from the Lord ,
     this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
     all the days of my life,(i)
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
     and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble(j)
     he will keep me safe(k) in his dwelling;
he will hide me(l) in the shelter of his sacred tent
     and set me high upon a rock.(m)

6 Then my head will be exalted(n)
     above the enemies who surround me;(o)
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice(p) with shouts of joy;(q)
     I will sing(r) and make music(s) to the Lord .

7 Hear my voice(t) when I call, Lord ;
     be merciful to me and answer me.(u)
8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!(v)"
     Your face, Lord , I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face(w) from me,
     do not turn your servant away in anger;(x)
     you have been my helper.(y)
Do not reject me or forsake(z) me,
     God my Savior.(aa)
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
     the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way,(ab) Lord ;
     lead me in a straight path(ac)
     because of my oppressors.(ad)
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
     for false witnesses(ae) rise up against me,
     spouting malicious accusations.

13 I remain confident of this:
     I will see the goodness of the Lord (af)
     in the land of the living.(ag)
14 Wait(ah) for the Lord ;
     be strong(ai) and take heart
     and wait for the Lord .

Psalm 28

Of David.

1 To you, Lord , I call;
     you are my Rock,
     do not turn a deaf ear(a) to me.
For if you remain silent,(b)
     I will be like those who go down to the pit.(c)
2 Hear my cry for mercy(d)
     as I call to you for help,
as I lift up my hands(e)
     toward your Most Holy Place.(f)

3 Do not drag me away with the wicked,
     with those who do evil,
who speak cordially with their neighbors
     but harbor malice in their hearts.(g)
4 Repay them for their deeds
     and for their evil work;
repay them for what their hands have done(h)
     and bring back on them what they deserve.(i)

5 Because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord
     and what his hands have done,(j)
he will tear them down
     and never build them up again.

6 Praise be to the Lord ,(k)
     for he has heard my cry for mercy.(l)
7 The Lord is my strength(m) and my shield;
     my heart trusts(n) in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,(o)
     and with my song I praise him.(p)

8 The Lord is the strength(q) of his people,
     a fortress of salvation(r) for his anointed one.(s)
9 Save your people(t) and bless your inheritance;(u)
     be their shepherd(v) and carry them(w) forever.

Psalm 29

A psalm of David.

1 Ascribe to the Lord ,(a) you heavenly beings,(b)
     ascribe to the Lord glory(c) and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
     worship the Lord in the splendor of his[a] holiness.(d)

3 The voice(e) of the Lord is over the waters;
     the God of glory(f) thunders,(g)
     the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.(h)
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;(i)
     the voice of the Lord is majestic.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
     the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.(j)
6 He makes Lebanon leap(k) like a calf,
     Sirion[b](l) like a young wild ox.(m)
7 The voice of the Lord strikes
     with flashes of lightning.(n)
8 The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
     the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.(o)
9 The voice of the Lord twists the oaks[c](p)
     and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, "Glory!"(q)

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;(r)
     the Lord is enthroned as King forever.(s)
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;(t)
     the Lord blesses his people with peace.(u)

John 11:1-29

Chapter 11

The Death of Lazarus

1 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany,(a) the village of Mary and her sister Martha.(b) 2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.)(c) 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love(d) is sick."

4 When he heard this, Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory(e) so that God's Son may be glorified through it." 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, 7 and then he said to his disciples, "Let us go back to Judea."(f)

8 "But Rabbi,"(g) they said, "a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you,(h) and yet you are going back?"

9 Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world's light.(i) 10 It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light."

11 After he had said this, he went on to tell them, "Our friend(j) Lazarus has fallen asleep;(k) but I am going there to wake him up."

12 His disciples replied, "Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better." 13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.(l)

14 So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead, 15 and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him."

16 Then Thomas(m) (also known as Didymus[a]) said to the rest of the disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him."

Jesus Comforts the Sisters of Lazarus

17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.(n) 18 Now Bethany(o) was less than two miles[b] from Jerusalem, 19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.(p) 20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.(q)

21 "Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died.(r) 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."(s)

23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."

24 Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection(t) at the last day."(u)

25 Jesus said to her, "I am(v) the resurrection and the life.(w) The one who believes(x) in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing(y) in me will never die.(z) Do you believe this?"

27 "Yes, Lord," she replied, "I believe that you are the Messiah,(aa) the Son of God,(ab) who is to come into the world."(ac)

28 After she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. "The Teacher(ad) is here," she said, "and is asking for you." 29 When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.

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