Exodus 20,7 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.



47,1 And he brought me back unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward, for the forefront of the house looked toward the east; and the waters came down from under, from the right side of the house, on the south of the altar.

47,2 Then brought he me out by the way of the gate northward, and led me round by the way without unto the outer gate, by the way of the gate that looketh toward the east; and, behold, there trickled forth waters on the right side.

47,3 When the man went forth eastward with the line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the ankles.

47,4 Again he measured a thousand, and caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and caused me to pass through waters that were to the loins.

47,5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass through; for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed through.

47,6 And he said unto me:

‘Hast thou seen this, O son of man?’

Then he led me, and caused me to return to the bank of the river.

47,7 Now when I had been brought back, behold, upon the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

47,8 Then said he unto me:

‘These waters issue forth toward the eastern region, and shall go down into the Arabah; and when they shall enter into the sea, into the sea of the putrid waters, the waters shall be healed.

47,9 And it shall come to pass, that every living creature wherewith it swarmeth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live; and there shall be a very great multitude of fish; for these waters are come thither, that all things be healed and may live whithersoever the river cometh.

47,10 And it shall come to pass, that fishers shall stand by it from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim; there shall be a place for the spreading of nets; their fish shall be after their kinds, as the fish of the Great Sea, exceeding many.

47,11 But the miry places thereof, and the marshes thereof, shall not be healed; they shall be given for salt.

47,12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow every tree for food, whose leaf shall not wither, neither shall the fruit thereof fail; it shall bring forth new fruit every month, because the waters thereof issue out of the sanctuary; and the fruit thereof shall be for food, and the leaf thereof for healing.’ {P}

47,13 Thus saith the Lord GOD:

‘This shall be the border, whereby ye shall divide the land for inheritance according to the twelve tribes of Israel, Joseph receiving two portions.

47,14 And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another, concerning which I lifted up My hand to give it unto your fathers; and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.

47,15 And this shall be the border of the land:

on the north side, from the Great Sea, by the way of Hethlon, unto the entrance of Zedad;

47,16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazer-hatticon, which is by the border of Hauran.

47,17 And the border from the sea shall be Hazar-enon at the border of Damascus, and on the north northward is the border of Hamath. This is the north side.

47,18 And the east side, between Hauran and Damascus and Gilead, and the land of Israel, by the Jordan, from the border unto the east sea shall ye measure. This is the east side.

47,19 And the south side southward shall be from Tamar as far as the waters of Meriboth-kadesh, to the Brook, unto the Great Sea. This is the south side southward.

47,20 And the west side shall be the Great Sea, from the border as far as over against the entrance of Hamath. This is the west side.

47,21 So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes of Israel.

47,22 And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you and to the strangers that sojourn among you, who shall beget children among you; and they shall be unto you as the home-born among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.

47,23 And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger* sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the Lord GOD. {P}

* n. what the Jew called ‘gentile’, those not of the DNA of Abraham are nonetheless of the DNA of GOD in Christ; GOD is GOD and saviour of all mankind.

Psalms Chapter 17

1 A Prayer of David. {N}

Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry; give ear unto my prayer {N}
from lips without deceit.
2 Let my judgment come forth from Thy presence; let Thine eyes behold equity.
3 Thou hast tried my heart, Thou hast visited it in the night; Thou hast tested me, and Thou findest not {N}
that I had a thought which should not pass my mouth.
4 As for the doings of men, by the word of Thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the violent.
5 My steps have held fast to Thy paths, my feet have not slipped.
6 As for me, I call upon Thee, for Thou wilt answer me, O God; incline Thine ear unto me, hear my speech.
7 Make passing great Thy mercies, O Thou that savest by Thy right hand from assailants them that take refuge in Thee.
8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me in the shadow of Thy wings,
9 From the wicked that oppress, my deadly enemies, that compass me about.

10 Their gross heart they have shut tight, with their mouth they speak proudly.
11 At our every step they have now encompassed us; they set their eyes to cast us down to the earth.
12 He is like a lion that is eager to tear in pieces, and like a young lion lurking in secret places.
13 Arise, O LORD, confront him, cast him down; {N}
deliver my soul from the wicked, by Thy sword;
14 From men, by Thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, {N}
whose portion is in this life, and whose belly Thou fillest with Thy treasure; {N}
who have children in plenty, and leave their abundance to their babes.
15 As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness. {P}

Psalms Chapter 12

1 For the Leader; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

2 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
3 They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour; with flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.
4 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things!
5 Who have said:
‘Our tongue will we make mighty; our lips are with us: who is lord over us?’
6 ‘For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, {N}
now will I arise’,
saith the LORD;
‘I will set him in safety at whom they puff.’
7 The words of the LORD are pure words, {N}
as silver tried in a crucible on the earth, refined seven times.
8 Thou wilt keep them, O LORD; Thou wilt preserve us from this generation for ever.
9 The wicked walk on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men. {P}

Psalms Chapter 10

1 Why standest Thou afar off, O LORD? Why hidest Thou Thyself in times of trouble?
2 Through the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued, they are taken in the devices that they have imagined.
3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and the covetous vaunteth himself, though he contemn the LORD.
4 The wicked, in the pride of his countenance [, saith]:
‘He will not require’;
all his thoughts are:
‘There is no God.’
5 His ways prosper at all times; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight; as for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.
6 He saith in his heart:
‘I shall not be moved, I who to all generations shall not be in adversity.’
7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
8 He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; in secret places doth he slay the innocent; his eyes are on the watch for the helpless.
9 He lieth in wait in a secret place as a lion in his lair, he lieth in wait to catch the poor; {N}
he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him up in his net.
10 He croucheth, he boweth down, and the helpless fall into his mighty claws.
11 He hath said in his heart:
‘God hath forgotten; He hideth His face; He will never see.’
12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Thy hand; forget not the humble.
13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, and say in his heart:
‘Thou wilt not require’?
14 Thou hast seen; for Thou beholdest trouble and vexation, to requite them with Thy hand; {N}
unto Thee the helpless committeth himself; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.
15 Break Thou the arm of the wicked; and as for the evil man, search out his wickedness, till none be found.
16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations are perished out of His land.
17 LORD, Thou hast heard the desire of the humble: Thou wilt direct their heart, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to attend;
18 To right the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may be terrible no more. {P}

Psalms Chapter 9

1 For the Leader; upon Muthlabben. A Psalm of David.
2 I will give thanks unto the LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of all Thy marvellous works.
3 I will be glad and exult in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, O Most High:
4 When mine enemies are turned back, they stumble and perish at Thy presence;
5 For Thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou sattest upon the throne as the righteous Judge.
6 Thou hast rebuked the nations, Thou hast destroyed the wicked, Thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
7 O thou enemy, the waste places are come to an end for ever; and the cities which thou didst uproot, their very memorial is perished.
8 But the LORD is enthroned for ever; He hath established His throne for judgment.
9 And He will judge the world in righteousness, He will minister judgment to the peoples with equity.
10 The LORD also will be a high tower for the oppressed, a high tower in times of trouble;
11 And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; for Thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee.
12 Sing praises to the LORD, who dwelleth in Zion; declare among the peoples His doings.
13 For He that avengeth blood hath remembered them; He hath not forgotten the cry of the humble.
14 Be gracious unto me, O LORD, behold mine affliction at the hands of them that hate me; Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
15 That I may tell of all Thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion, that I may rejoice in Thy salvation.
16 The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made; in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
17 The LORD hath made Himself known, He hath executed judgment, the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.

Higgaion. Selah

18 The wicked shall return to the nether-world, even all the nations that forget God.
19 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten, nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever.
20 Arise, O LORD, let not man prevail; let the nations be judged in Thy sight.
21 Set terror over them, O LORD; let the nations know they are but men.

Selah {P}

Psalms Chapter 6

1 For the Leader; with string-music; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

2 O LORD, rebuke me not in Thine anger, neither chasten me in Thy wrath.
3 Be gracious unto me, O LORD, for I languish away; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are affrighted.
4 My soul also is sore affrighted; and Thou, O LORD, how long?
5 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul; save me for Thy mercy’s sake.
6 For in death there is no remembrance of Thee; in the nether-world who will give Thee thanks?
7 I am weary with my groaning; every night make I my bed to swim; I melt away my couch with my tears.
8 Mine eye is dimmed because of vexation; it waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.
9 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
10 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD receiveth my prayer.
11 All mine enemies shall be ashamed and sore affrighted; they shall turn back, they shall be ashamed suddenly. {P}

Psalms Chapter 7

1 Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning Cush a Benjamite.

2 O LORD my God, in Thee have I taken refuge; save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me;
3 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
4 O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
5 If I have requited him that did evil unto me, or spoiled mine adversary unto emptiness;
6 Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it, and tread my life down to the earth; yea, let him lay my glory in the dust. Selah
7 Arise, O LORD, in Thine anger, lift up Thyself in indignation against mine adversaries; yea, awake for me at the judgment which Thou hast commanded.
8 And let the congregation of the peoples compass Thee about, and over them return Thou on high.
9 O LORD, who ministerest judgment to the peoples, judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
10 Oh that a full measure of evil might come upon the wicked, and that Thou wouldest establish the righteous; {N}
for the righteous God trieth the heart and reins.
11 My shield is with God, who saveth the upright in heart.
12 God is a righteous judge, yea, a God that hath indignation every day:
13 If a man turn not, He will whet His sword, He hath bent His bow, and made it ready;
14 He hath also prepared for him the weapons of death, yea, His arrows which He made sharp.
15 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity; yea, he conceiveth mischief, and bringeth forth falsehood.
16 He hath digged a pit, and hollowed it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
17 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
18 I will give thanks unto the LORD according to His righteousness; and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. {P}