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Daily Bible Reading

August 7 - Old & New Testament


Psalms 133,134,135

Psalm 133

A song of ascents. Of David.

1 How good and pleasant it is
     when God's people live together(a) in unity!(b)

2 It is like precious oil poured on the head,(c)
     running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron's beard,
     down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew(d) of Hermon(e)
     were falling on Mount Zion.(f)
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,(g)
     even life forevermore.(h)

Psalm 134

A song of ascents.

1 Praise the Lord , all you servants(a) of the Lord
     who minister(b) by night(c) in the house of the Lord .
2 Lift up your hands(d) in the sanctuary(e)
     and praise the Lord .(f)

3 May the Lord bless you from Zion,(g)
     he who is the Maker of heaven(h) and earth.

Psalm 135(a)

1 Praise the Lord .[a]

Praise the name of the Lord ;
     praise him, you servants(b) of the Lord ,
2 you who minister in the house(c) of the Lord ,
     in the courts(d) of the house of our God.

3 Praise the Lord , for the Lord is good;(e)
     sing praise to his name,(f) for that is pleasant.(g)
4 For the Lord has chosen Jacob(h) to be his own,
     Israel to be his treasured possession.(i)

5 I know that the Lord is great,(j)
     that our Lord is greater than all gods.(k)
6 The Lord does whatever pleases him,(l)
     in the heavens and on the earth,(m)
     in the seas and all their depths.
7 He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth;
     he sends lightning with the rain(n)
     and brings out the wind(o) from his storehouses.(p)

8 He struck down the firstborn(q) of Egypt,
     the firstborn of people and animals.
9 He sent his signs(r) and wonders into your midst, Egypt,
     against Pharaoh and all his servants.(s)
10 He struck down many(t) nations
     and killed mighty kings—
11 Sihon(u) king of the Amorites,(v)
     Og king of Bashan,(w)
     and all the kings of Canaan(x)
12 and he gave their land as an inheritance,(y)
     an inheritance to his people Israel.

13 Your name, Lord , endures forever,(z)
     your renown,(aa) Lord , through all generations.
14 For the Lord will vindicate his people(ab)
     and have compassion on his servants.(ac)

15 The idols of the nations(ad) are silver and gold,
     made by human hands.(ae)
16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,(af)
     eyes, but cannot see.
17 They have ears, but cannot hear,
     nor is there breath(ag) in their mouths.
18 Those who make them will be like them,
     and so will all who trust in them.

19 All you Israelites, praise the Lord ;(ah)
     house of Aaron, praise the Lord ;
20 house of Levi, praise the Lord ;
     you who fear him, praise the Lord .
21 Praise be to the Lord from Zion,(ai)
     to him who dwells in Jerusalem.(aj)

Praise the Lord .

1 Corinthians 2

Chapter 2

1 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom(a) as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.[a] 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.(b) 3 I came to you(c) in weakness(d) with great fear and trembling.(e) 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words,(f) but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,(g) 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God's power.(h)

God's Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit

6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature,(i) but not the wisdom of this age(j) or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.(k) 7 No, we declare God's wisdom, a mystery(l) that has been hidden(m) and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age(n) understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.(o) 9 However, as it is written:

"What no eye has seen,
     what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived"[b]
     the things God has prepared for those who love him—(p)

10 these are the things God has revealed(q) to us by his Spirit.(r)

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person's thoughts(s) except their own spirit(t) within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit(u) of the world,(v) but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom(w) but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.[c] 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God(x) but considers them foolishness,(y) and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit(z) makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for,

"Who has known the mind of the Lord
     so as to instruct him?"[d](aa)

But we have the mind of Christ.(ab)

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