The wise man can see where he is going, 1 but the fool walks in darkness. Yet I also realized that the same fate 2 happens to them both. 3
My vineyard, 1 which belongs to me, 2 is at my disposal alone. 3 The thousand shekels belong to you, O Solomon, and two hundred shekels belong to those who maintain it for its fruit.
Look, I will take control of his mind; 1 he will receive a report and return to his own land. I will cut him down 2 with a sword in his own land.”’”
I cry out 1 until morning; like a lion he shatters all my bones; you turn day into night and end my life. 2
For the sake of my reputation 1 I hold back my anger; for the sake of my prestige 2 I restrain myself from destroying you. 3
For after we turned away from you we repented. After we came to our senses 1 we beat our breasts in sorrow. 2 We are ashamed and humiliated because of the disgraceful things we did previously.’ 3
“The Lord God of Israel has a message for you. 1 ‘I made a covenant with your ancestors 2 when I brought them out of Egypt where they had been slaves. 3 It stipulated, 4
When she lustfully exposed her nakedness, 1 I 2 was disgusted with her, just as I 3 had been disgusted with her sister.
It has tried my patience; 1 yet its thick rot is not removed 2 from it. Subject its rot to the fire! 3
All the people of the land will bury them, and it will be a memorial 1 for them on the day I magnify myself, declares the sovereign Lord.
The king uttered these words: “Is this not the great Babylon that I have built for a royal residence 1 by my own mighty strength 2 and for my majestic honor?”
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live 1 even if he dies,
I made known your name to them, and I will continue to make it known, 1 so that the love you have loved me with may be in them, and I may be in them.”
For I don’t understand what I am doing. For I do not do what I want – instead, I do what I hate. 1
Therefore “come out from their midst, and be separate,” says the Lord, “and touch no unclean thing, 1 and I will welcome 2 you, 3
I say again, let no one think that I am a fool. 1 But if you do, then at least accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little.
So as your fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings and as one who shares in the glory that will be revealed, I urge the elders among you:
he 1 will rule 2 them with an iron rod 3 and like clay jars he will break them to pieces, 4
I will grant the one 1 who conquers 2 permission 3 to sit with me on my throne, just as I too conquered 4 and sat down with my Father on his throne.
may your ear be attentive and your eyes be open to hear the prayer of your servant that I am praying to you today throughout both day and night on behalf of your servants the Israelites. I am confessing the sins of the Israelites that we have committed 1 against you – both I myself and my family 2 have sinned.