EZEKIEL 28Prophecy Against the Prince of Tyre 28:1 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord God:“Because your heart is proud,and you have said, ‘I am a god,I sit in the seat of the gods,in the heart of the seas,’yet you are but a man, and no god,though you make your heart like the heart of a god— 3 you are indeed wiser than Daniel;no secret is hidden from you; 4 by your wisdom and your understandingyou have made wealth for yourself,and have gathered gold and silverinto your treasuries; 5 by your great wisdom in your tradeyou have increased your wealth,and your heart has become proud in your wealth— 6 therefore thus says the Lord God:Because you make your heartlike the heart of a god, 7 therefore, behold, I will bring foreigners upon you,the most ruthless of the nations;and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdomand defile your splendor. 8 They shall thrust you down into the pit,and you shall die the death of the slainin the heart of the seas. 9 Will you still say, ‘I am a god,’in the presence of those who kill you,though you are but a man, and no god,in the hands of those who slay you? 10 You shall die the death of the uncircumcisedby the hand of foreigners;for I have spoken, declares the Lord God.” A Lament over the King of Tyre11 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me: 12 “Son of man, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord God:“You were the signet of perfection,full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13 You were in Eden, the garden of God;every precious stone was your covering,sardius, topaz, and diamond,beryl, onyx, and jasper,sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle;and crafted in gold were your settingsand your engravings.On the day that you were createdthey were prepared. 14 You were an anointed guardian cherub.I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God;in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. 15 You were blameless in your waysfrom the day you were created,till unrighteousness was found in you. 16 In the abundance of your tradeyou were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned;so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God,and I destroyed you, O guardian cherub,from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Your heart was proud because of your beauty;you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.I cast you to the ground;I exposed you before kings,to feast their eyes on you. 18 By the multitude of your iniquities,in the unrighteousness of your tradeyou profaned your sanctuaries;so I brought fire out from your midst;it consumed you,and I turned you to ashes on the earthin the sight of all who saw you. 19 All who know you among the peoplesare appalled at you;you have come to a dreadful endand shall be no more forever.” Prophecy Against Sidon20 The word of the Lord came to me: 21 “Son of man, set your face toward Sidon, and prophesy against her 22 and say, Thus says the Lord God:“Behold, I am against you, O Sidon,and I will manifest my glory in your midst.And they shall know that I am the Lordwhen I execute judgments in herand manifest my holiness in her; 23 for I will send pestilence into her,and blood into her streets;and the slain shall fall in her midst,by the sword that is against her on every side.Then they will know that I am the Lord.
EZEKIEL 29Prophecy Against Egypt 29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him and against all Egypt; 3 speak, and say, Thus says the Lord God:“Behold, I am against you,Pharaoh king of Egypt,the great dragon that liesin the midst of his streams,that says, ‘My Nile is my own;I made it for myself.’ 4 I will put hooks in your jaws,and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales;and I will draw you up out of the midst of your streams,with all the fish of your streamsthat stick to your scales. 5 And I will cast you out into the wilderness,you and all the fish of your streams;you shall fall on the open field,and not be brought together or gathered.To the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the heavensI give you as food. 6 Then all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the Lord.
PROVERBS 1515:1 A soft answer turns away wrath,but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,but the mouths of fools pour out folly. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place,keeping watch on the evil and the good. 4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life,but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. 5 A fool despises his father’s instruction,but whoever heeds reproof is prudent. 6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,but trouble befalls the income of the wicked. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge;not so the hearts of fools. 8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him. 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,but he loves him who pursues righteousness. 10 There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way;whoever hates reproof will die. 11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord;how much more the hearts of the children of man! 12 A scoffer does not like to be reproved;he will not go to the wise. 13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face,but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. 14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,but the mouths of fools feed on folly. 15 All the days of the afflicted are evil,but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast. 16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lordthan great treasure and trouble with it. 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love isthan a fattened ox and hatred with it. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. 19 The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns,but the path of the upright is a level highway. 20 A wise son makes a glad father,but a foolish man despises his mother. 21 Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense,but a man of understanding walks straight ahead. 22 Without counsel plans fail,but with many advisers they succeed. 23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,and a word in season, how good it is! 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent,that he may turn away from Sheol beneath. 25 The Lord tears down the house of the proudbut maintains the widow’s boundaries. 26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,but gracious words are pure. 27 Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household,but he who hates bribes will live. 28 The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer,but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 29 The Lord is far from the wicked,but he hears the prayer of the righteous. 30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,and good news refreshes the bones. 31 The ear that listens to life-giving reproofwill dwell among the wise. 32 Whoever ignores instruction despises himself,but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. 33 The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,and humility comes before honor.
JOHN 12Mary Anoints Jesus at Bethany 12:1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. 3 Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, 5 “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6 He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. 7 Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial. 8 For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.” The Plot to Kill Lazarus9 When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, 11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. The Triumphal Entry12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
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