Believe! 2 Chronicles 20:18-23 English Standard Version (ESV)ūüēä

2 Chronicles 20:18-23  English Standard Version (ESV)ūüēä BELIEVE!ūüēä 18 Then Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the Lord, worshiping the Lord. 19 And the Levites, of the Kohathites and the Korahites, stood up … Continue reading Believe! 2 Chronicles 20:18-23 English Standard Version (ESV)ūüēä

The Spirit of Faith… 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 Good News Translation (GNT)ūüēä

2 Corinthians 4:13-18 Good News Translation (GNT)ūüēä The Spirit of Faithūüēä 13¬†The scripture says, ‚ÄúI spoke because I believed.‚ÄĚ In the same spirit of faith we also speak because we believe.¬†14¬†We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus to life, will also raise us up with Jesus and take us, together with you, into his presence.¬†15¬†All this is for your sake; and as God’s grace reaches more and more people, they will offer to the glory of God more prayers of thanksgiving. Living by Faithūüēä 16¬†For this reason we never become discouraged. Even though our physical being is gradually decaying, yet our spiritual being is … Continue reading The Spirit of Faith… 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 Good News Translation (GNT)ūüēä

The Secret Truth… Mark 4:10-20 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)ūüēä

Mark 4:10-20 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)ūüēä Why Jesus Used Stories to Teachūüēä 10¬†Later, Jesus was away from the people. The twelve apostles and his other followers asked him about the stories. 11¬†Jesus said, ‚ÄúOnly you can know the secret truth about God‚Äôs kingdom. But to those other people I tell everything by using stories.¬†12¬†I do this so that ‚ÄėThey will look and look but never really see; ¬†¬†¬†¬†they will listen and listen but never understand. If they saw and understood, ¬†¬†¬†¬†they might change and be forgiven.‚Äô‚ÄĚ Jesus Explains the Story About Seedūüēä 13¬†Then Jesus said to the followers, ‚ÄúDo you understand this story? If you don‚Äôt, how … Continue reading The Secret Truth… Mark 4:10-20 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)ūüēä

Psalm 149 English Standard Version (ESV) “Sing to the Lord a New Song”ūüēä

Psalm 149¬†English Standard Version (ESV)ūüēä Sing to the¬†Lord a New Songūüēä 149:1 Praise the¬†Lord! Sing to the¬†Lord¬†a new song, ¬†¬†¬†¬†his praise in¬†the assembly of the godly! 2¬†Let Israel¬†be glad in¬†his Maker; ¬†¬†¬†¬†let the children of Zion rejoice in their¬†King! 3¬†Let them praise his name with¬†dancing, ¬†¬†¬†¬†making melody to him with¬†tambourine and¬†lyre! 4¬†For the¬†Lord¬†takes pleasure in his people; ¬†¬†¬†¬†he¬†adorns the humble with salvation. 5¬†Let the godly exult in glory; ¬†¬†¬†¬†let them¬†sing for joy on their¬†beds. 6¬†Let¬†the high praises of God be in their throats ¬†¬†¬†¬†and¬†two-edged swords in their hands, 7¬†to execute vengeance on the nations ¬†¬†¬†¬†and punishments on the peoples, 8¬†to bind their kings with¬†chains ¬†¬†¬†¬†and their … Continue reading Psalm 149 English Standard Version (ESV) “Sing to the Lord a New Song”ūüēä

Psalm 135 Contemporary English Version (CEV)”In Praise of the Lord‚Äôs Kindness”ūüēä

Psalm 135¬†Contemporary English Version (CEV)ūüēä In Praise of the¬†Lord‚Äôs Kindnessūüēä 135:1 Shout praises to the¬†Lord! You are his servants, so praise his name. 2¬†All who serve in the temple of the¬†Lord¬†our God, 3¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†come and shout praises. Praise the name of the¬†Lord! He is kind and good. 4¬†He chose the family of Jacob and the people of Israel for his very own. 5¬†The¬†Lord¬†is much greater than any other god. 6¬†He does as he chooses in heaven and on earth and deep in the sea. 7¬†The¬†Lord¬†makes the clouds rise from far across the earth, and he makes lightning to go with the rain. Then from his secret place … Continue reading Psalm 135 Contemporary English Version (CEV)”In Praise of the Lord‚Äôs Kindness”ūüēä

Psalm 133 New King James Version (NKJV) “Blessed Unity of the People of God”ūüēä

Psalm 133¬†New King James Version (NKJV)ūüēä Blessed Unity of the People of Godūüēä A Song of Ascents. Of David. 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant¬†it is For¬†brethren to dwell together in unity! 2¬†It is¬†like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. 3¬†It is¬†like the dew of¬†Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For¬†there the¬†Lord¬†commanded the blessing‚ÄĒ Life forevermore.ūüēä   Continue reading Psalm 133 New King James Version (NKJV) “Blessed Unity of the People of God”ūüēä

Psalm 126 Contemporary English Version (CEV) “Celebrating the Harvest”ūüēä

Psalm 126¬†Contemporary English Version (CEV)ūüēä (A song for worship.) Celebrating the Harvestūüēä 126¬†It seemed like a dream when the¬†Lord¬†brought us back ¬†¬†¬†¬†to the city of Zion. 2¬†We celebrated with laughter ¬†¬†¬†¬†and joyful songs. In foreign nations it was said, ¬†¬†¬†¬†‚ÄúThe¬†Lord¬†has worked miracles ¬†¬†¬†¬†for his people.‚ÄĚ 3¬†And so we celebrated ¬†¬†¬†¬†because the¬†Lord¬†had indeed ¬†¬†¬†¬†worked miracles for us. 4¬†Our¬†Lord, we ask you to bless ¬†¬†¬†¬†our people again, ¬†¬†¬†¬†and let us be like streams ¬†¬†¬†¬†in the Southern Desert. 5¬†We cried as we went out ¬†¬†¬†¬†to plant our seeds. ¬†¬†¬†¬†Now let us celebrate ¬†¬†¬†¬†as we bring in the crops. 6¬†We cried on the way ¬†¬†¬†¬†to plant our seeds, ¬†¬†¬†¬†but we … Continue reading Psalm 126 Contemporary English Version (CEV) “Celebrating the Harvest”ūüēä

Psalm 125 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) “Israel‚Äôs Stability”ūüēä

Psalm 125¬†Christian Standard Bible (CSB)ūüēä Israel‚Äôs Stabilityūüēä A song of ascents.ūüēä 1¬†Those who trust in the¬†Lord¬†are like Mount Zion. It cannot be shaken; it remains forever. 2¬†The mountains surround Jerusalem and the¬†Lord¬†surrounds his people, both now and forever. 3¬†The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous will not apply their hands to injustice. 4¬†Do what is good,¬†Lord, to the good, to those whose hearts are upright. 5¬†But as for those who turn aside to crooked ways, the¬†Lord¬†will banish them with the evildoers. Peace be with Israel.ūüēä Continue reading Psalm 125 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) “Israel‚Äôs Stability”ūüēä

Psalm 141 Good News Translation (GNT) “An Evening Prayer”ūüēä

Psalm 141¬†Good News Translation (GNT)ūüēä An Evening Prayerūüēä 141¬†I call to you,¬†Lord; help me now! ¬†¬†¬†¬†Listen to me when I call to you. 2¬†Receive my prayer as incense, ¬†¬†¬†¬†my uplifted hands as an evening sacrifice. 3¬†Lord, place a guard at my mouth, ¬†¬†¬†¬†a sentry at the door of my lips. 4¬†Keep me from wanting to do wrong ¬†¬†¬†¬†and from joining evil people in their wickedness. May I never take part in their feasts. 5¬†Good people may punish me and rebuke me in kindness, ¬†¬†¬†¬†but I will never accept honor from evil people, ¬†¬†¬†¬†because I am always praying against their evil deeds. 6¬†When their rulers are thrown … Continue reading Psalm 141 Good News Translation (GNT) “An Evening Prayer”ūüēä

Psalm 114 Contemporary English Version (CEV) “The Lord Works Wonders”ūüēä

  Psalm 114¬†Contemporary English Version (CEV)ūüēä The¬†Lord Works Wondersūüēä 114¬†God brought his people out of Egypt, ¬†¬†¬†¬†that land ¬†¬†¬†¬†with a strange language. 2¬†He made Judah his holy place ¬†¬†¬†¬†and ruled over Israel. 3¬†When the sea looked at God, ¬†¬†¬†¬†it ran away, ¬†¬†¬†¬†and the Jordan River ¬†¬†¬†¬†flowed upstream. 4¬†The mountains and the hills ¬†¬†¬†¬†skipped around like goats. 5¬†Ask the sea why it ran away ¬†¬†¬†¬†or ask the Jordan ¬†¬†¬†¬†why it flowed upstream. 6¬†Ask the mountains and the hills ¬†¬†¬†¬†why they skipped like goats! 7¬†Earth, you will tremble, ¬†¬†¬†¬†when the Lord God of Jacob ¬†¬†¬†¬†comes near, 8¬†because he turns solid rock into flowing streams ¬†¬†¬†¬†and pools of water.ūüēä … Continue reading Psalm 114 Contemporary English Version (CEV) “The Lord Works Wonders”ūüēä

Psalm 106 Good News Translation (GNT) “The Lord’s Goodness to His People”ūüēä

Psalm 106¬†Good News Translation (GNT)ūüēä The Lord’s Goodness to His Peopleūüēä 106:1 Praise the¬†Lord! Give thanks to the¬†Lord, because he is good; ¬†¬†¬†¬†his love is eternal. 2¬†Who can tell all the great things he has done? ¬†¬†¬†¬†Who can praise him enough? 3¬†Happy are those who obey his commands, ¬†¬†¬†¬†who always do what is right. 4¬†Remember me,¬†Lord, when you help your people; ¬†¬†¬†¬†include me when you save them. 5¬†Let me see the prosperity of your people ¬†¬†¬†¬†and share in the happiness of your nation, ¬†¬†¬†¬†in the glad pride of those who belong to you. 6¬†We have sinned as our ancestors did; ¬†¬†¬†¬†we have been wicked and evil. … Continue reading Psalm 106 Good News Translation (GNT) “The Lord’s Goodness to His People”ūüēä

Psalm 105 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) “God‚Äôs Faithfulness to His People”ūüēä

Psalm 105¬†Christian Standard Bible (CSB)ūüēä God‚Äôs Faithfulness to His Peopleūüēä 1¬†Give thanks to the¬†Lord, call on his name; proclaim his deeds among the peoples. 2¬†Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell about all his wondrous works! 3¬†Honor his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the¬†Lord¬†rejoice. 4¬†Seek the¬†Lord¬†and his strength; seek his face always. 5¬†Remember the wondrous works he has done, his wonders, and the judgments he has pronounced, 6¬†you offspring of Abraham his servant, Jacob‚Äôs descendants‚ÄĒhis chosen ones. 7¬†He is the¬†Lord¬†our God; his judgments govern the whole earth. 8¬†He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he ordained for a thousand generations‚ÄĒ 9¬†the … Continue reading Psalm 105 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) “God‚Äôs Faithfulness to His People”ūüēä

Psalm 83 English Standard Version (ESV) “O God, Do Not Keep Silence”ūüēä

Psalm 83¬†English Standard Version (ESV)ūüēä “O God, Do Not Keep Silence”ūüēä A Song. A Psalm of¬†Asaph. 83:1 O God, do not keep silence; ¬†¬†¬†¬†do not hold your peace or be still, O God! 2¬†For behold, your enemies¬†make an uproar; ¬†¬†¬†¬†those who hate you have¬†raised their heads. 3¬†They lay¬†crafty plans against your people; ¬†¬†¬†¬†they consult together against your¬†treasured ones. 4¬†They say, ‚ÄúCome,¬†let us wipe them out as a nation; ¬†¬†¬†¬†let the name of Israel be remembered no more!‚ÄĚ 5¬†For they conspire with one accord; ¬†¬†¬†¬†against you they make a covenant‚ÄĒ 6¬†the tents of¬†Edom and¬†the Ishmaelites, ¬†¬†¬†¬†Moab and¬†the Hagrites, 7¬†Gebal and¬†Ammon and¬†Amalek, ¬†¬†¬†¬†Philistia with the inhabitants of¬†Tyre; 8¬†Asshur … Continue reading Psalm 83 English Standard Version (ESV) “O God, Do Not Keep Silence”ūüēä

Psalm 78 English Standard Version (ESV) “Tell the Coming Generation”ūüēä

Psalm 78¬†English Standard Version(ESV)ūüēä “Tell the Coming Generation”ūüēä A Maskil of¬†Asaph. 78¬†Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; ¬†¬†¬†¬†incline your ears to the words of my mouth! 2¬†I will open my mouth¬†in a parable; ¬†¬†¬†¬†I will utter dark sayings from of old, 3¬†things that we have heard and known, ¬†¬†¬†¬†that our¬†fathers have told us. 4¬†We will not¬†hide them from their children, ¬†¬†¬†¬†but¬†tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the¬†Lord, and his might, ¬†¬†¬†¬†and¬†the wonders that he has done. 5¬†He established¬†a testimony in¬†Jacob ¬†¬†¬†¬†and appointed a law in¬†Israel, which he commanded our fathers ¬†¬†¬†¬†to teach to their children, 6¬†that¬†the next generation might know them, … Continue reading Psalm 78 English Standard Version (ESV) “Tell the Coming Generation”ūüēä

Psalm 59 Good News Translation (GNT) A Prayer for Safetyūüēä

Psalm 59¬†Good News Translation (GNT) A Prayer for Safetyūüēä 59:1¬†Save me from my enemies, my God; ¬†¬†¬†¬†protect me from those who attack me! 2¬†Save me from those evil people; ¬†¬†¬†¬†rescue me from those murderers! 3¬†Look! They are waiting to kill me; ¬†¬†¬†¬†cruel people are gathering against me. It is not because of any sin or wrong I have done, 4¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†nor because of any fault of mine, O¬†Lord, ¬†¬†¬†¬†that they hurry to their places. 5¬†Rise,¬†Lord¬†God Almighty, and come to my aid; ¬†¬†¬†¬†see for yourself, God of Israel! Wake up and punish the heathen; ¬†¬†¬†¬†show no mercy to evil traitors! 6¬†They come back in the evening, ¬†¬†¬†¬†snarling like … Continue reading Psalm 59 Good News Translation (GNT) A Prayer for Safetyūüēä

Psalm 69 Contemporary English Version (CEV) God Can Be Trustedūüēä

Psalm 69¬†Contemporary English Version (CEV)ūüēä (By David for the music leader. To the tune ‚ÄúLilies.‚ÄĚ) God Can Be Trustedūüēä 69:1¬†Save me, God! ¬†¬†¬†¬†I am about to drown. 2¬†I am sinking deep in the mud, ¬†¬†¬†¬†and my feet are slipping. ¬†¬†¬†¬†I am about to be swept under ¬†¬†¬†¬†by a mighty flood. 3¬†I am worn out from crying, ¬†¬†¬†¬†and my throat is dry. ¬†¬†¬†¬†I have waited for you ¬†¬†¬†¬†till my eyes are blurred. 4¬†There are more people ¬†¬†¬†¬†who hate me for no reason ¬†¬†¬†¬†than there are hairs ¬†¬†¬†¬†on my head. Many terrible enemies ¬†¬†¬†¬†want to destroy me, God. ¬†¬†¬†¬†Am I supposed to give back ¬†¬†¬†¬†something I didn‚Äôt steal? … Continue reading Psalm 69 Contemporary English Version (CEV) God Can Be Trustedūüēä

Psalm 68 Good News Translation (GNT) A National Song of Triumphūüēä

Psalm 68¬†Good News Translation (GNT) A National Song of Triumphūüēä 68:1¬†God rises up and scatters his enemies. ¬†¬†¬†¬†Those who hate him run away in defeat. 2¬†As smoke is blown away, so he drives them off; ¬†¬†¬†¬†as wax melts in front of the fire, ¬†¬†¬†¬†so do the wicked perish in God’s presence. 3¬†But the righteous are glad and rejoice in his presence; ¬†¬†¬†¬†they are happy and shout for joy. 4¬†Sing to God, sing praises to his name; ¬†¬†¬†¬†prepare a way for him who rides on the clouds. ¬†¬†¬†¬†His name is the¬†Lord‚ÄĒbe glad in his presence! 5¬†God, who lives in his sacred Temple, ¬†¬†¬†¬†cares for orphans and protects … Continue reading Psalm 68 Good News Translation (GNT) A National Song of Triumphūüēä

Psalm 74 English Standard Version (ESV) “Arise, O God, Defend Your Cause”ūüēä

  Psalm 74¬†English Standard Version (ESV)ūüēä Arise, O God, Defend Your Causeūüēä A Maskil of¬†Asaph. 74:1¬†O God, why do you¬†cast us off forever? ¬†¬†¬†¬†Why does your anger¬†smoke against¬†the sheep of your pasture? 2¬†Remember your congregation, which you have¬†purchased of old, ¬†¬†¬†¬†which you have¬†redeemed to be¬†the tribe of your heritage! ¬†¬†¬†¬†Remember Mount Zion,¬†where you have dwelt. 3¬†Direct your steps to¬†the perpetual ruins; ¬†¬†¬†¬†the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary! 4¬†Your foes have¬†roared in the midst of your meeting place; ¬†¬†¬†¬†they set up their¬†own signs for¬†signs. 5¬†They were like those who swing¬†axes ¬†¬†¬†¬†in a forest of trees. 6¬†And all its¬†carved wood ¬†¬†¬†¬†they broke down with hatchets and … Continue reading Psalm 74 English Standard Version (ESV) “Arise, O God, Defend Your Cause”ūüēä

Psalm 94 New King James Version (NKJV) God the Refuge of the Righteous

Psalm 94¬†New King James Version (NKJV) God the Refuge of the Righteous 94:1¬†O¬†Lord¬†God,¬†to whom vengeance belongs‚ÄĒ O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth! 2¬†Rise up, O¬†Judge of the earth; Render punishment to the proud. 3¬†Lord,¬†how long will the wicked, How long will the wicked triumph? 4¬†They¬†utter speech,¬†and¬†speak insolent things; All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves. 5¬†They break in pieces Your people, O¬†Lord, And afflict Your heritage. 6¬†They slay the widow and the stranger, And murder the fatherless. 7¬†Yet they say, ‚ÄúThe¬†Lord¬†does not see, Nor does the God of Jacob understand.‚ÄĚ 8¬†Understand, you senseless among the people; And¬†you¬†fools, when will you be wise? 9¬†He … Continue reading Psalm 94 New King James Version (NKJV) God the Refuge of the Righteous

Psalm 67 Good News Translation (GNT) A Song of Thanksgiving

Psalm 67¬†Good News Translation (GNT) A Song of Thanksgiving 67:1¬†God, be merciful to us and bless us; ¬†¬†¬†¬†look on us with kindness, 2¬†so that the whole world may know your will; ¬†¬†¬†¬†so that all nations may know your salvation. 3¬†May the peoples praise you, O God; ¬†¬†¬†¬†may all the peoples praise you! 4¬†May the nations be glad and sing for joy, ¬†¬†¬†¬†because you judge the peoples with justice ¬†¬†¬†¬†and guide every nation on earth. 5¬†May the peoples praise you, O God; ¬†¬†¬†¬†may all the peoples praise you! 6¬†The land has produced its harvest; ¬†¬†¬†¬†God, our God, has blessed us. 7¬†God has blessed us; ¬†¬†¬†¬†may all people … Continue reading Psalm 67 Good News Translation (GNT) A Song of Thanksgiving