« Obadiah 1 | Jonah 1 | Jonah 2 »Jonah Flees the Presence of the Lord 1:1 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.
« Jonah 1 | Jonah 2 | Jonah 3 »Jonah’s Prayer 2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying,“I called out to the Lord, out of my distress,and he answered me;out of the belly of Sheol I cried,and you heard my voice. 3 For you cast me into the deep,into the heart of the seas,and the flood surrounded me;all your waves and your billowspassed over me. 4 Then I said, ‘I am driven awayfrom your sight;yet I shall again lookupon your holy temple.’ 5 The waters closed in over me to take my life;the deep surrounded me;weeds were wrapped about my head 6 at the roots of the mountains.I went down to the landwhose bars closed upon me forever;yet you brought up my life from the pit,O Lord my God. 7 When my life was fainting away,I remembered the Lord,and my prayer came to you,into your holy temple. 8 Those who pay regard to vain idolsforsake their hope of steadfast love. 9 But I with the voice of thanksgivingwill sacrifice to you;what I have vowed I will pay.Salvation belongs to the Lord!” 10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.
« Proverbs 11 | Proverbs 12 | Proverbs 13 »12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,but he who hates reproof is stupid. 2 A good man obtains favor from the Lord,but a man of evil devices he condemns. 3 No one is established by wickedness,but the root of the righteous will never be moved. 4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. 5 The thoughts of the righteous are just;the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,but the mouth of the upright delivers them. 7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more,but the house of the righteous will stand. 8 A man is commended according to his good sense,but one of twisted mind is despised. 9 Better to be lowly and have a servantthan to play the great man and lack bread. 10 Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,but the mercy of the wicked is cruel. 11 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense. 12 Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers,but the root of the righteous bears fruit. 13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,but the righteous escapes from trouble. 14 From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good,and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him. 15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,but a wise man listens to advice. 16 The vexation of a fool is known at once,but the prudent ignores an insult. 17 Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence,but a false witness utters deceit. 18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 19 Truthful lips endure forever,but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,but those who plan peace have joy. 21 No ill befalls the righteous,but the wicked are filled with trouble. 22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,but those who act faithfully are his delight. 23 A prudent man conceals knowledge,but the heart of fools proclaims folly. 24 The hand of the diligent will rule,while the slothful will be put to forced labor. 25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,but a good word makes him glad. 26 One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,but the way of the wicked leads them astray. 27 Whoever is slothful will not roast his game,but the diligent man will get precious wealth. 28 In the path of righteousness is life,and in its pathway there is no death.
« Revelation 10 | Revelation 11 | Revelation 12 »The Two Witnesses 11:1 Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, 2 but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. 3 And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”
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