God has made everything fit beautifully 1 in its appropriate time, but 2 he has also placed ignorance 3 in the human heart 4 so that 5 people 6 cannot discover what God has ordained, 7 from the beginning to the end 8 of their lives. 9
My hand discovered the wealth of the nations, as if it were in a nest, as one gathers up abandoned eggs, I gathered up the whole earth. There was no wing flapping, or open mouth chirping.” 1
This is what the Lord says: “When 1 juice is discovered in a cluster of grapes, someone says, ‘Don’t destroy it, for it contains juice.’ 2 So I will do for the sake of my servants – I will not destroy everyone. 3
The Lord said to his people: 1 “You are standing at the crossroads. So consider your path. 2 Ask where the old, reliable paths 3 are. Ask where the path is that leads to blessing 4 and follow it. If you do, you will find rest for your souls.” But they said, “We will not follow it!”
You will probably ask yourself, 1 ‘Why have these things happened to me? Why have I been treated like a disgraced adulteress whose skirt has been torn off and her limbs exposed?’ 2 It is because you have sinned so much. 3
All the officials did indeed come and question Jeremiah. 1 He told them exactly what the king had instructed him to say. 2 They stopped questioning him any further because no one had actually heard their conversation. 3
I set a trap for you, Babylon; you were caught before you knew it. You fought against me. So you were found and captured. 1
I will break down the wall you coated with whitewash and knock it to the ground so that its foundation is exposed. When it falls you will be destroyed beneath it, 1 and you will know that I am the Lord.
before your evil was exposed? Now you have become an object of scorn to the daughters of Aram 1 and all those around her and to the daughters of the Philistines – those all around you who despise you.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened this way. While his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they came together, 1 she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field, that a person found and hid. Then because of joy he went and sold all that he had and bought that field.
Now 1 as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave girl met us who had a spirit that enabled her to foretell the future by supernatural means. 2 She 3 brought her owners 4 a great profit by fortune-telling. 5
There he 1 found 2 a Jew named Aquila, 3 a native of Pontus, 4 who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius 5 had ordered all the Jews to depart from 6 Rome. 7 Paul approached 8 them,
For who concedes you any superiority? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you received it, why do you boast as though you did not?