63 O God, you are my God; tearnestly I seek you;
umy soul thirsts for you;
as in va dry and weary land where there is no water.
beholding wyour power and glory.
3 Because your xsteadfast love is better than life,
4 So I will bless you yas long as I live;
5 My soul will be bsatisfied as with fat and rich food,
6 when I remember you cupon my bed,
and meditate on you in cthe watches of the night;
and in dthe shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
8 My soul eclings to you;
your right hand fupholds me.
11 But ithe king shall rejoice in God;
all who jswear by him shall exult,
98 Oh sing to the Lord ya new song,
for he has done zmarvelous things!
His aright hand and his holy arm
2 The Lord has bmade known his salvation;
All gthe ends of the earth have seen
hthe salvation of our God.
4 iMake a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
jbreak forth into joyous song and sing praises!
with the lyre and the ksound of melody!
imake a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!
othe world and those who dwell in it!
8 Let the rivers pclap their hands;
let qthe hills sing for joy together
to rjudge the earth.
103 yBless the Lord, O my soul,
2 yBless the Lord, O my soul,
and zforget not all his benefits,
3 who aforgives all your iniquity,
who bheals all your diseases,
4 who credeems your life from the pit,
who dcrowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who esatisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like fthe eagle's.
6 The Lord works grighteousness
7 He made known his hways to Moses,
his iacts to the people of Israel.
8 The Lord is jmerciful and gracious,
9 kHe will not always chide,
nor will he lkeep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us maccording to our sins,
11 For nas high as the heavens are above the earth,
so far does he qremove our transgressions from us.
13 As ra father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion pto those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;1
he sremembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like tgrass;
he flourishes like ua flower of the field;
and xits place knows it no more.
and his righteousness to zchildren's children,
18 to those who akeep his covenant
and bremember to do his commandments.
19 The Lord has cestablished his throne in the heavens,
and his dkingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, O you ehis angels,
21 Bless the Lord, all his hhosts,
his iministers, who do his will!
22 jBless the Lord, all his works,
kBless the Lord, O my soul!
47 eCome down and sit in the dust,
O virgin fdaughter of Babylon;
gsit on the ground without a throne,
O daughter of hthe Chaldeans!
iFor you shall no more be called
2 Take the millstones and jgrind flour,
kput off your veil,
4 lOur Redeemer—the Lord of hosts is his name—
5 mSit in silence, and go into darkness,
O daughter of hthe Chaldeans;
nthe mistress of kingdoms.
6 oI was angry with my people;
pyou showed them no mercy;
7 You said, “I shall be qmistress forever,”
8 Now therefore hear this, qyou lover of pleasures,
rwho sit securely,
s“I am, and there is no one besides me;
tI shall not sit as a widow
9 uThese two things shall come to you
in a moment, vin one day;
win spite of your many sorceries
x“I am, and there is no one besides me.”
yand ruin shall come upon you suddenly,
12 zStand fast in your enchantments
athose who divide the heavens,
14 Behold, bthey are like stubble;
cthe fire consumes them;
19 pTherefore, brothers,1 since we have confidence to enter qthe holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by rthe new and living way that he opened for us through sthe curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have ta great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts usprinkled clean vfrom an evil conscience and our bodies wwashed with pure water. 23 xLet us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for yhe who promised is faithful. 24 And zlet us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 anot neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and ball the more as you see cthe Day drawing near.
26 For dif we go on sinning deliberately eafter receiving the knowledge of the truth, fthere no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 gbut a fearful expectation of judgment, and ha fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. 28 iAnyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy jon the evidence of two or three witnesses. 29 How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one kwho has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned lthe blood of the covenant mby which he was sanctified, and has noutraged the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, o“Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, p“The Lord will judge his people.” 31 qIt is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
2 Now there is in Jerusalem by pthe Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic1 called Bethesda,2 which has five roofed colonnades. 3 In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and qparalyzed.3 5 One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” 7 The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” 8 Jesus said to him, r“Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” 9 rAnd at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked.
sNow that day was the Sabbath. 10 So the Jews4 said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and tit is not lawful for you to take up your bed.” 11 But he answered them, “The man who healed me, that man said to me, ‘Take up your bed, and walk.’” 12 They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” 13 Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for uJesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! vSin no more, wthat nothing worse may happen to you.” 15 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. 16 And this was why the Jews xwere persecuting Jesus, ybecause he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”