Luke 1:26-38
Gospels / Luke

Luke 1:26-38

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, … Continue reading

Luke 1:5-25
Gospels / Luke

Luke 1:5-25

5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. 6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. 7 But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to … Continue reading

Psalm 14
Psalms

Psalm 14

1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”     They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,     there is none who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,     to see if there are any who understand,     who seek after God. 3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;     there is none who does … Continue reading

1 John 3:16-18
1 John

1 John 3:16-18

16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear … Continue reading

Habakkuk 3:16-19
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 3:16-19

16 I heard and my heart pounded,     my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones,     and my legs trembled. Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity     to come on the nation invading us. 17 Though the fig tree does not bud     and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive … Continue reading

Habakkuk 3:8-15
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 3:8-15

8 Were you angry with the rivers, Lord?     Was your wrath against the streams? Did you rage against the sea     when you rode your horses     and your chariots to victory? 9 You uncovered your bow,     you called for many arrows. You split the earth with rivers; 10     the mountains saw you and writhed. Torrents of water swept by;     the … Continue reading

Habakkuk 3:1-7
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 3:1-7

A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth. 2 Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. 3 God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth. 4 His splendor … Continue reading

Habakkuk 2:5-20
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 2:5-20

5 indeed, wine betrays him;     he is arrogant and never at rest. Because he is as greedy as the grave     and like death is never satisfied, he gathers to himself all the nations     and takes captive all the peoples. 6 “Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying, “‘Woe to him who piles up stolen goods     and … Continue reading

Habakkuk 2:2-5
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 2:2-5

The Lord’s Answer 2 Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation     and make it plain on tablets     so that a herald may run with it. 3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time;     it speaks of the end     and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it;     it will certainly come     and will not delay. 4 “See, the enemy is puffed up; … Continue reading

Habakkuk 1:12 – 2:1
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 1:12 – 2:1

Habakkuk’s Second Complaint 12 Lord, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, you will never die. You, Lord, have appointed them to execute judgment; you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish. 13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow … Continue reading

Habakkuk 1:1-11
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 1:1-11

The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received. Habakkuk’s Complaint 2 How long, Lord, must I call for help,     but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!”     but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice?     Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me;     there is strife, and conflict abounds. 4 Therefore the … Continue reading

Psalm 12
Psalms

Psalm 12

1 Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;     those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. 2 Everyone lies to their neighbor;     they flatter with their lips     but harbor deception in their hearts. 3 May the Lord silence all flattering lips     and every boastful tongue— 4 those who say,     “By our tongues we will prevail;     our own lips will defend … Continue reading

1 John 3:4-10
1 John

1 John 3:4-10

4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. 6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. 7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead … Continue reading

1 John 2:18-27
1 John

1 John 2:18-27

18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but … Continue reading

Psalm 11
Psalms

Psalm 11

1 In the Lord I take refuge.     How then can you say to me:     “Flee like a bird to your mountain. 2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;     they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows     at the upright in heart. 3 When the foundations are being destroyed,     what can the righteous do?” 4 The Lord is in his holy temple; … Continue reading

1 John 2:15-17
1 John

1 John 2:15-17

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will … Continue reading