2 On the willows1 there
4 sHow shall we sing the Lord's song
tlet my right hand forget its skill!
6 Let my utongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
7 Remember, O Lord, against the vEdomites
wthe day of Jerusalem,
how they said, x“Lay it bare, lay it bare,
8 O daughter of Babylon, ydoomed to be destroyed,
blessed shall he be who zrepays you
and adashes them against the rock!
144 Blessed be the Lord, my grock,
hwho trains my hands for war,
my kstronghold and my deliverer,
my lshield and he in whom I take refuge,
4 pMan is like a breath;
5 sBow your heavens, O Lord, and come down!
tTouch the mountains so that they smoke!
6 uFlash forth the lightning and scatter them;
usend out your arrows and rout them!
7 vStretch out your hand from on high;
wrescue me and deliver me from the many waters,
from the hand xof foreigners,
8 whose mouths speak ylies
and whose right hand is za right hand of falsehood.
9 I will sing aa new song to you, O God;
upon aa ten-stringed harp I will play to you,
who brescues David his servant from the cruel sword.
from the hand xof foreigners,
whose mouths speak ylies
be like cplants full grown,
our daughters like dcorner pillars
13 emay our granaries be full,
fproviding all kinds of produce;
suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;2
may there be no gcry of distress in our streets!
15 hBlessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!
iBlessed are the people whose God is the Lord!
104 lBless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are mvery great!
nYou are clothed with splendor and majesty,
he makes sthe clouds his chariot;
he rides on tthe wings of the wind;
4 he umakes his messengers winds,
5 He xset the earth on its foundations,
6 You ycovered it with the deep as with a garment;
7 At zyour rebuke they fled;
to the place that you cappointed for them.
9 You set da boundary that they may not pass,
so that they emight not again cover the earth.
11 they fgive drink to every beast of the field;
14 You cause ithe grass to grow for the livestock
and jplants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth kfood from the earth
15 and lwine to gladden the heart of man,
moil to make his face shine
and bread to nstrengthen man's heart.
18 The high mountains are for qthe wild goats;
the rocks are a refuge for rthe rock badgers.
20 tYou make darkness, and it is night,
21 uThe young lions roar for their prey,
and lie down in their vdens.
23 wMan goes out to his work
In xwisdom have you made them all;
ywhich teems with creatures innumerable,
27 These ball look to you,
to cgive them their food in due season.
when you dopen your hand, they are filled with good things.
when you gtake away their breath, they die
and hreturn to their dust.
and you jrenew the face of the ground.
31 May the glory of the Lord kendure forever;
may the Lord lrejoice in his works,
32 who looks on the earth and it mtrembles,
who ntouches the mountains and they smoke!
33 I will sing to the Lord oas long as I live;
34 May my pmeditation be pleasing to him,
35 Let qsinners be consumed from the earth,
rBless the Lord, O my soul!
sPraise the Lord!
3 After this Job hopened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. 2 And Job said:
3 i“Let the day perish on which I was born,
5 Let gloom and jdeep darkness claim it.
who are ready to rouse up kLeviathan.
nor see lthe eyelids of the morning,
11 “Why mdid I not die at birth,
12 Why did nthe knees receive me?
who orebuilt ruins for themselves,
16 Or why was I not as a hidden pstillborn child,
and there the weary are at qrest.
they hear not the voice of rthe taskmaster.
and life to sthe bitter in soul,
21 who tlong for death, but it comes not,
and dig for it more than for uhidden treasures,
23 Why is light given to a man whose vway is hidden,
whom God has whedged in?
and my ygroanings are poured out like water.
25 zFor the thing that I fear comes upon me,
10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named nAnanias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, o“Here I am, Lord.” 11 And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man pof Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and qlay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” 13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, rhow much evil he has done to syour tsaints at Jerusalem. 14 And here he has authority from uthe chief priests to bind all who vcall on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for whe is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name xbefore the Gentiles and ykings and the children of Israel. 16 For zI will show him how much ahe must suffer bfor the sake of my name.” 17 So cAnanias departed and entered the house. And dlaying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and ebe filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and fhe regained his sight. Then ghe rose and was baptized; 19 and htaking food, he was strengthened.
For isome days he was with the disciples at Damascus.
41 So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, m“I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42 They said, n“Is not this Jesus, othe son of Joseph, whose father and mother pwe know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43 Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me qdraws him. And rI will raise him up on the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets, s‘And they will all be ttaught by God.’ uEveryone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me—46 vnot that anyone has seen the Father except whe who is from God; he xhas seen the Father. 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, ywhoever believes has eternal life. 48 zI am the bread of life. 49 aYour fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and bthey died. 50 cThis is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it dand not die. 51 I am the living bread ethat came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give ffor the life of the world is gmy flesh.”