Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God’s Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.
God said, "Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.
God said, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so.
God called the dry land "earth," and the gathering together of the waters he called "seas." God saw that it was good.
God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky."
God created the large sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good.
God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."
God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
God blessed them. God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
This is the history of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old and became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood.
Now let a little water be fetched, wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.
Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken away.
Joseph fell on his father’s face, wept on him, and kissed him.
He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper.
Serve Yahweh with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
I cry to Yahweh with my voice,
and he answers me out of his holy hill.
Save me, my God!
For you have struck all of my enemies on the cheek bone.
You have broken the teeth of the wicked.
a Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. Give me relief from my distress. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
But know that Yahweh has set apart for himself him who is godly:
Yahweh will hear when I call to him.
Many say, "Who will show us any good?"
Yahweh, let the light of your face shine on us.
The birds of the sky, the fish of the sea, and whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don’t fret, it leads only to evildoing.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity.
Cleanse me from my sin.
Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let them vanish as water that flows away. When they draw the bow, let their arrows be made blunt.
The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance. He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked;
Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs.
Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.
a Yahweh, the God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you.
Let my prayer enter into your presence. Turn your ear to my cry.
For my soul is full of troubles. My life draws near to Sheol.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day;
Yahweh, remember David and all his affliction,
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
How can we sing Yahweh’s song in a foreign land?
A glad heart makes a cheerful face; but an aching heart breaks the spirit.
A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.
Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by the spirit of justice, and by the spirit of burning.
At that time, Merodach Baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah; for he heard that he had been sick, and had recovered.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, and flame will not scorch you.
Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it can’t redeem? or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stink, because there is no water, and die for thirst.
For the Lord Yahweh will help me; therefore I have not been confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be disappointed.
Behold, all you who kindle a fire, who adorn yourselves with torches around yourselves; walk in the flame of your fire, and among the brands that you have kindled. You shall have this of my hand; you shall lie down in sorrow.
For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no good looks or majesty. When we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Yahweh has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, "Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and foreigners shall not drink your new wine, for which you have labored:
He caused me to pass by them all around: and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and behold, they were very dry.
Again he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and tell them, ‘You dry bones, hear the word of Yahweh.’ ”
Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them; do you think that they were worse offenders than all the men who dwell in Jerusalem?
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You aren’t able to serve God and mammon a."
When she recognized Peter’s voice, she didn’t open the gate for joy, but ran in, and reported that Peter was standing in front of the gate.
They said to her, "You are crazy!" But she insisted that it was so. They said, "It is his angel."
Let us walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy.
I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who overcame the beast, his image, a and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.