Psalm 131

Read Psalm 131 A song of ascents. Of David. 1 My heart is not proud, Lord,     my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters     or things too wonderful for me. 2 But I have calmed and quieted myself,     I am like a weaned child with its mother;     like a weaned child I am …

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Psalm 130

Read Psalm 130 A song of ascents. 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; 2     Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive     to my cry for mercy. 3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,     Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness,     so that we can, with reverence, serve you. 5 I wait …

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Psalm 129

Read Psalm 129 A song of ascents. 1 “They have greatly oppressed me from my youth,”     let Israel say; 2 “they have greatly oppressed me from my youth,     but they have not gained the victory over me. 3 Plowmen have plowed my back     and made their furrows long. 4 But the Lord is righteous;     he has cut me free …

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Psalm 128

Read Psalm 128 A song of ascents. 1 Blessed are all who fear the Lord,     who walk in obedience to him. 2 You will eat the fruit of your labor;     blessings and prosperity will be yours. 3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine     within your house; your children will be like olive shoots     around your table. 4 Yes, this will …

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Psalm 127

Read Psalm 127 A song of ascents. Of Solomon. 1 Unless the Lord builds the house,     the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city,     the guards stand watch in vain. 2 In vain you rise early     and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—     for he grants sleep to those he loves. 3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,     offspring a …

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Rest Day 2

Rest Day Today is a Rest Day. There is no new Bible reading to do. Today, the goal is simple: rest in the presence of God. Maybe you need to use today to get caught up on the reading plan if you’re behind, maybe you want to journal what you’re learning so you don’t forget …

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Psalm 126

Read Psalm 126 A song of ascents. 1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,     we were like those who dreamed. 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,     our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations,     “The Lord has done great things for them.” 3 The Lord has done great things for us, …

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Nehemiah 13

Read Nehemiah 13 Nehemiah’s Final Reforms On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people and there it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever be admitted into the assembly of God, 2 because they had not met the Israelites with food and water but had hired …

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Nehemiah 12

Read Nehemiah 12 Priests and Levites These were the priests and Levites who returned with Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and with Joshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, 2 Amariah, Malluk, Hattush, 3 Shekaniah, Rehum, Meremoth, 4 Iddo, Ginnethon, Abijah, 5 Mijamin, Moadiah, Bilgah, 6 Shemaiah, Joiarib, Jedaiah, 7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah and Jedaiah. These were the leaders of the priests and their associates in the days of Joshua. …

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Nehemiah 11

Read Nehemiah 11 The New Residents of Jerusalem Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem. The rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of every ten of them to live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the remaining nine were to stay in their own towns. 2 The people commended all who volunteered to …

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