Thursday, March 18/31, 2011: Isa 28:14-22, Gen 10:32-11:9, Prov 13:20-14:6
- passage: Isa 28:14-28:22
Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this
people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made
a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the
overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for
we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation
a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he
that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the
line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away
the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement
with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass
through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time that it
goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass
over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand
the report. For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself
on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as
in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work;
and bring to pass his act, his strange act. Now therefore be ye not
mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord
GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
passage: Gen 10:32-11:9
These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations,
in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth
after the flood.
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came
to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in
the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another,
Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick
for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let
us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and
let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the
whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which
the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is
one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now
nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may
not understand one another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad
from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build
the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD
did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did
the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
passage: Prov 13:20-14:6
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools
shall be destroyed. Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good
shall be repayed. A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's
children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed
for want of judgment. He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he
that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. The righteous eateth to the
satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down
with her hands. He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD:
but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him. In the mouth of
the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve
them. Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by
the strength of the ox. A faithful witness will not lie: but a false
witness will utter lies. A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not:
but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
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