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Daily Bible Reading

August 6 - Old & New Testament


Psalms 130,131,132

Psalm 130

A song of ascents.

1 Out of the depths(a) I cry to you,(b) Lord ;
2       Lord, hear my voice.(c)
Let your ears be attentive(d)
     to my cry for mercy.(e)

3 If you, Lord , kept a record of sins,
     Lord, who could stand?(f)
4 But with you there is forgiveness,(g)
     so that we can, with reverence, serve you.(h)

5 I wait for the Lord ,(i) my whole being waits,(j)
     and in his word(k) I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord
     more than watchmen(l) wait for the morning,
     more than watchmen wait for the morning.(m)

7 Israel, put your hope(n) in the Lord ,
     for with the Lord is unfailing love(o)
     and with him is full redemption.(p)
8 He himself will redeem(q) Israel
     from all their sins.(r)

Psalm 131

A song of ascents. Of David.

1 My heart is not proud,(a) Lord ,
     my eyes are not haughty;(b)
I do not concern myself with great matters(c)
     or things too wonderful for me.(d)
2 But I have calmed and quieted myself,(e)
     I am like a weaned child with its mother;
     like a weaned child I am content.(f)

3 Israel, put your hope(g) in the Lord
     both now and forevermore.(h)

Psalm 132(a)

A song of ascents.

1  Lord , remember David
     and all his self-denial.(b)

2 He swore an oath to the Lord ,
     he made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:(c)
3 "I will not enter my house(d)
     or go to my bed,
4 I will allow no sleep to my eyes
     or slumber to my eyelids,
5 till I find a place(e) for the Lord ,
     a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."

6 We heard it in Ephrathah,(f)
     we came upon it in the fields of Jaar:[a](g)
7 "Let us go to his dwelling place,(h)
     let us worship at his footstool,(i) saying,
8 ‘Arise, Lord ,(j) and come to your resting place,
     you and the ark of your might.
9 May your priests be clothed with your righteousness;(k)
     may your faithful people(l) sing for joy.'"

10 For the sake of your servant David,
     do not reject your anointed one.

11 The Lord swore an oath to David,(m)
     a sure oath he will not revoke:
"One of your own descendants(n)
     I will place on your throne.
12 If your sons keep my covenant(o)
     and the statutes I teach them,
then their sons will sit
     on your throne(p) for ever and ever."

13 For the Lord has chosen Zion,(q)
     he has desired it for his dwelling,(r) saying,
14 "This is my resting place for ever and ever;(s)
     here I will sit enthroned,(t) for I have desired it.
15 I will bless her with abundant provisions;
     her poor I will satisfy with food.(u)
16 I will clothe her priests(v) with salvation,
     and her faithful people will ever sing for joy.(w)

17 "Here I will make a horn[b] grow(x) for David
     and set up a lamp(y) for my anointed one.(z)
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame,(aa)
     but his head will be adorned with a radiant crown."(ab)

1 Corinthians 1

Chapter 1

1 Paul, called to be an apostle(a) of Christ Jesus by the will of God,(b) and our brother Sosthenes,(c)

2 To the church of God(d) in Corinth,(e) to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called(f) to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name(g) of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:

3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.(h)


4 I always thank my God for you(i) because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched(j) in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge(k) 6 God thus confirming our testimony(l) about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift(m) as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.(n) 8 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless(o) on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.(p) 9 God is faithful,(q) who has called you(r) into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.(s)

A Church Divided Over Leaders

10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a](t) in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you,(u) but that you be perfectly united(v) in mind and thought. 11 My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe's household(w) have informed me that there are quarrels among you. 12 What I mean is this: One of you says, "I follow Paul";(x) another, "I follow Apollos";(y) another, "I follow Cephas[b]";(z) still another, "I follow Christ."

13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul?(aa) 14 I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus(ab) and Gaius,(ac) 15 so no one can say that you were baptized in my name. 16 (Yes, I also baptized the household(ad) of Stephanas;(ae) beyond that, I don't remember if I baptized anyone else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize,(af) but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom(ag) and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Christ Crucified Is God's Power and Wisdom

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness(ah) to those who are perishing,(ai) but to us who are being saved(aj) it is the power of God.(ak) 19 For it is written:

"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
     the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."[c](al)

20 Where is the wise person?(am) Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age?(an) Has not God made foolish(ao) the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world(ap) through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save(aq) those who believe.(ar) 22 Jews demand signs(as) and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified:(at) a stumbling block(au) to Jews and foolishness(av) to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called,(aw) both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God(ax) and the wisdom of God.(ay) 25 For the foolishness(az) of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness(ba) of God is stronger than human strength.

26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called.(bb) Not many of you were wise(bc) by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose(bd) the foolish(be) things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not(bf)—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.(bg) 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus,(bh) who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness,(bi) holiness(bj) and redemption.(bk) 31 Therefore, as it is written: "Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord."[d](bl)

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