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Bible Reading Plan

Daily Bible Reading

August 2 - Old & New Testament


Psalms 119:89-176

Chapter 119

ל Lamedh

89 Your word, Lord , is eternal;(ew)
     it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness(ex) continues through all generations;(ey)
     you established the earth, and it endures.(ez)
91 Your laws endure(fa) to this day,
     for all things serve you.(fb)
92 If your law had not been my delight,(fc)
     I would have perished in my affliction.(fd)
93 I will never forget(fe) your precepts,
     for by them you have preserved my life.(ff)
94 Save me,(fg) for I am yours;
     I have sought out your precepts.(fh)
95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me,(fi)
     but I will ponder your statutes.(fj)
96 To all perfection I see a limit,
     but your commands are boundless.(fk)

מ Mem

97 Oh, how I love your law!(fl)
     I meditate(fm) on it all day long.
98 Your commands are always with me
     and make me wiser(fn) than my enemies.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
     for I meditate on your statutes.(fo)
100 I have more understanding than the elders,
     for I obey your precepts.(fp)
101 I have kept my feet(fq) from every evil path
     so that I might obey your word.(fr)
102 I have not departed from your laws,(fs)
     for you yourself have taught(ft) me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
     sweeter than honey(fu) to my mouth!(fv)
104 I gain understanding(fw) from your precepts;
     therefore I hate every wrong path.(fx)

נ Nun

105 Your word is a lamp(fy) for my feet,
     a light(fz) on my path.
106 I have taken an oath(ga) and confirmed it,
     that I will follow your righteous laws.(gb)
107 I have suffered much;
     preserve my life,(gc) Lord , according to your word.
108 Accept, Lord , the willing praise of my mouth,(gd)
     and teach me your laws.(ge)
109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,(gf)
     I will not forget(gg) your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare(gh) for me,
     but I have not strayed(gi) from your precepts.
111 Your statutes are my heritage forever;
     they are the joy of my heart.(gj)
112 My heart is set(gk) on keeping your decrees
     to the very end.[d](gl)

ס Samekh

113 I hate double-minded people,(gm)
     but I love your law.(gn)
114 You are my refuge and my shield;(go)
     I have put my hope(gp) in your word.
115 Away from me,(gq) you evildoers,
     that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Sustain me,(gr) my God, according to your promise,(gs) and I will live;
     do not let my hopes be dashed.(gt)
117 Uphold me,(gu) and I will be delivered;(gv)
     I will always have regard for your decrees.(gw)
118 You reject all who stray(gx) from your decrees,
     for their delusions come to nothing.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;(gy)
     therefore I love your statutes.(gz)
120 My flesh trembles(ha) in fear of you;(hb)
     I stand in awe(hc) of your laws.

ע Ayin

121 I have done what is righteous and just;(hd)
     do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Ensure your servant's well-being;(he)
     do not let the arrogant oppress me.(hf)
123 My eyes fail,(hg) looking for your salvation,(hh)
     looking for your righteous promise.(hi)
124 Deal with your servant according to your love(hj)
     and teach me your decrees.(hk)
125 I am your servant;(hl) give me discernment
     that I may understand your statutes.(hm)
126 It is time for you to act, Lord ;
     your law is being broken.(hn)
127 Because I love your commands(ho)
     more than gold,(hp) more than pure gold,(hq)
128 and because I consider all your precepts right,(hr)
     I hate every wrong path.(hs)

פ Pe

129 Your statutes are wonderful;(ht)
     therefore I obey them.(hu)
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;(hv)
     it gives understanding to the simple.(hw)
131 I open my mouth and pant,(hx)
     longing for your commands.(hy)
132 Turn to me(hz) and have mercy(ia) on me,
     as you always do to those who love your name.(ib)
133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;(ic)
     let no sin rule(id) over me.
134 Redeem me from human oppression,(ie)
     that I may obey your precepts.(if)
135 Make your face shine(ig) on your servant
     and teach me your decrees.(ih)
136 Streams of tears(ii) flow from my eyes,
     for your law is not obeyed.(ij)

צ Tsadhe

137 You are righteous,(ik) Lord ,
     and your laws are right.(il)
138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;(im)
     they are fully trustworthy.(in)
139 My zeal wears me out,(io)
     for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises(ip) have been thoroughly tested,(iq)
     and your servant loves them.(ir)
141 Though I am lowly and despised,(is)
     I do not forget your precepts.(it)
142 Your righteousness is everlasting
     and your law is true.(iu)
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me,
     but your commands give me delight.(iv)
144 Your statutes are always righteous;
     give me understanding(iw) that I may live.

ק Qoph

145 I call with all my heart;(ix) answer me, Lord ,
     and I will obey your decrees.(iy)
146 I call out to you; save me(iz)
     and I will keep your statutes.
147 I rise before dawn(ja) and cry for help;
     I have put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,(jb)
     that I may meditate on your promises.
149 Hear my voice(jc) in accordance with your love;(jd)
     preserve my life,(je) Lord , according to your laws.
150 Those who devise wicked schemes(jf) are near,
     but they are far from your law.
151 Yet you are near,(jg) Lord ,
     and all your commands are true.(jh)
152 Long ago I learned from your statutes(ji)
     that you established them to last forever.(jj)

ר Resh

153 Look on my suffering(jk) and deliver me,(jl)
     for I have not forgotten(jm) your law.
154 Defend my cause(jn) and redeem me;(jo)
     preserve my life(jp) according to your promise.(jq)
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
     for they do not seek out(jr) your decrees.
156 Your compassion, Lord , is great;(js)
     preserve my life(jt) according to your laws.(ju)
157 Many are the foes who persecute me,(jv)
     but I have not turned(jw) from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless with loathing,(jx)
     for they do not obey your word.(jy)
159 See how I love your precepts;
     preserve my life,(jz) Lord , in accordance with your love.
160 All your words are true;
     all your righteous laws are eternal.(ka)

ש Sin and Shin

161 Rulers persecute me(kb) without cause,
     but my heart trembles(kc) at your word.
162 I rejoice(kd) in your promise
     like one who finds great spoil.(ke)
163 I hate and detest(kf) falsehood
     but I love your law.(kg)
164 Seven times a day I praise you
     for your righteous laws.(kh)
165 Great peace(ki) have those who love your law,
     and nothing can make them stumble.(kj)
166 I wait for your salvation,(kk) Lord ,
     and I follow your commands.
167 I obey your statutes,
     for I love them(kl) greatly.
168 I obey your precepts(km) and your statutes,(kn)
     for all my ways are known(ko) to you.

ת Taw

169 May my cry come(kp) before you, Lord ;
     give me understanding(kq) according to your word.(kr)
170 May my supplication come(ks) before you;
     deliver me(kt) according to your promise.(ku)
171 May my lips overflow with praise,(kv)
     for you teach me(kw) your decrees.
172 May my tongue sing(kx) of your word,
     for all your commands are righteous.(ky)
173 May your hand be ready to help(kz) me,
     for I have chosen(la) your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation,(lb) Lord ,
     and your law gives me delight.(lc)
175 Let me live(ld) that I may praise you,
     and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.(le)
     Seek your servant,
     for I have not forgotten(lf) your commands.

2 Thessalonians 1

Chapter 1

1 Paul, Silas[a](a) and Timothy,(b)

To the church of the Thessalonians(c) in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.(d)

Thanksgiving and Prayer

3 We ought always to thank God for you,(e) brothers and sisters,[b] and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.(f) 4 Therefore, among God's churches we boast(g) about your perseverance and faith(h) in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.(i)

5 All this is evidence(j) that God's judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy(k) of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. 6 God is just:(l) He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you(m) 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven(n) in blazing fire(o) with his powerful angels.(p) 8 He will punish(q) those who do not know God(r) and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.(s) 9 They will be punished with everlasting destruction(t) and shut out from the presence of the Lord(u) and from the glory of his might(v) 10 on the day(w) he comes to be glorified(x) in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.(y)

11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you,(z) that our God may make you worthy(aa) of his calling,(ab) and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness(ac) and your every deed prompted by faith.(ad) 12 We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you,(ae) and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.[c]

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