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Judges 5 (NLT)

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1 On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang this song:

2 “Israel’s leaders took charge,
    and the people gladly followed.
Praise the Lord!
3 “Listen, you kings!
    Pay attention, you mighty rulers!
For I will sing to the Lord.
    I will make music to the Lord, the God of Israel.
4 “Lord, when you set out from Seir
    and marched across the fields of Edom,
the earth trembled,
    and the cloudy skies poured down rain.
5 The mountains quaked in the presence of the Lord,
    the God of Mount Sinai—
in the presence of the Lord,
    the God of Israel.
6 “In the days of Shamgar son of Anath,
    and in the days of Jael,
people avoided the main roads,
    and travelers stayed on winding pathways.
7 There were few people left in the villages of Israel—
    until Deborah arose as a mother for Israel.
8 When Israel chose new gods,
    war erupted at the city gates.
Yet no…

Ecclesiastes 10

Click here to read my blog post on Ecclesiastes 10:11.  Click here to read this chapter in a different translation.

1. Dead flies make a perfumer’s oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor. 2. A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left. 3. Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool. 4. If the ruler’s temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.

5. There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler— 6. folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places. 7. I have seen slaves riding on horses and princes walking like slaves on the land.

8. He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall. 9. He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, and he who splits logs may be endangered by t…

Judges 4 (New Living Translation)

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1 After Ehud’s death, the Israelites again did evil in the Lord’s sight. 2 So the Lord turned them over to King Jabin of Hazor, a Canaanite king. The commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-haggoyim. 3 Sisera, who had 900 iron chariots, ruthlessly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years. Then the people of Israel cried out to the Lord for help.

4 Deborah, the wife of Lappidoth, was a prophet who was judging Israel at that time. 5 She would sit under the Palm of Deborah, between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites would go to her for judgment. 6 One day she sent for Barak son of Abinoam, who lived in Kedesh in the land of Naphtali. She said to him, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, commands you: Call out 10,000 warriors from the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun at Mount Tabor. 7 And I will call out Sisera, commander of Jabin’s army, alon…

1 Peter 2 NLT

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1 So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. 2 Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, 3 now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.

4 You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor.

5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. 6 As the Scriptures say,

“I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem,
    chosen for great honor,
and anyone who trusts in him
    will never be disgraced.”
7 Yes, you who trust him recognize the honor God has given him. But for those who reject him,

“The…

Joshua 24 NASB Translation

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1. Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel and for their heads and their judges and their officers; and they presented themselves before God. 2. Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘From ancient times your fathers lived beyond the River, namely, Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, and they served other gods. 3. Then I took your father Abraham from beyond the River, and led him through all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his descendants and gave him Isaac. 4. To Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau, and to Esau I gave Mount Seir to possess it; but Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt. 5. Then I sent Moses and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt by what I did in its midst; and afterward I brought you out. 6. I brought your fathers out of Egypt, and you came to the sea; and Egypt pursued yo…