1 “Do you know when the wild goats give birth?Have you watched as deer are born in the wild?2 Do you know how many months they carry their young?Are you aware of the time of their delivery?3 They crouch down to give birth to their...

1 Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind: 2 “Who is this that questions my wisdomwith such ignorant words?3 Brace yourself like a man,because I have some questions for you,and you must answer them. 4 “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?Tell...

1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus.I am writing to God’s holy people in Ephesus, who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus.2 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.3 All...

1 Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved. 2 I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. 3 For they don’t understand God’s way...

1 Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. 2 You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in...

1 “In the future, when you experience all these blessings and curses I have listed for you, and when you are living among the nations to which the Lord your God has exiled you, take to heart all these instructions. 2 If at that time...

1 Oh, foolish Galatians! Who has cast an evil spell on you? For the meaning of Jesus Christ’s death was made as clear to you as if you had seen a picture of his death on the cross. 2 Let me ask you this one...

1 This letter is from Paul, an apostle. I was not appointed by any group of people or any human authority, but by Jesus Christ himself and by God the Father, who raised Jesus from the dead. 2 All the brothers and sisters here join me...

3 “Son of man, tell the leaders of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: How dare you come to ask me for a message? As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, I will tell you nothing!’ 4 “Son of man, bring charges against them and condemn them....

1 With Christ as my witness, I speak with utter truthfulness. My conscience and the Holy Spirit confirm it. 2 My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief 3 for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be...

1 Sing a new song to the Lord!Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!2 Sing to the Lord; praise his name.Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.3 Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.4 Great...

1 What sorrow awaits the proud city of Samaria—the glorious crown of the drunks of Israel.It sits at the head of a fertile valley,but its glorious beauty will fade like a flower.It is the pride of a peoplebrought down by wine.2 For the Lord will...

1 “In that day you will call your brothers Ammi—‘My people.’ And you will call your sisters Ruhamah—‘The ones I love.’ 2 “But now bring charges against Israel—your mother—for she is no longer my wife,and I am no longer her husband.Tell her to remove the prostitute’s...

1 When the people saw how long it was taking Moses to come back down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron. “Come on,” they said, “make us some gods who can lead us. We don’t know what happened to this fellow Moses, who brought us...

1 Then Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming with his 400 men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and his two servant wives. 2 He put the servant wives and their children at the front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last. 3 Then...

31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything...

1 Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.” 2...

1 “I have told you these things so that you won’t abandon your faith. 2 For you will be expelled from the synagogues, and the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God. 3 This...

1 O God, we have heard it with our own ears—our ancestors have told usof all you did in their day,in days long ago:2 You drove out the pagan nations by your powerand gave all the land to our ancestors.You crushed their enemiesand set our...

1 This is what the Lord says: “Was your mother sent away because I divorced her?Did I sell you as slaves to my creditors?No, you were sold because of your sins.And your mother, too, was taken because of your sins.2 Why was no one there when...

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!    His faithful love endures forever.2 Let all Israel repeat:    “His faithful love endures forever.”3 Let Aaron’s descendants, the priests, repeat:    “His faithful love endures forever.”4 Let all who fear the Lord repeat:    “His faithful love endures forever.”5 In my distress I prayed to the Lord,    and the Lord answered me...

18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. 19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. 20 Against its will, all creation was...

1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. I am writing to God’s church in Corinth and to all of his holy people throughout Greece. 2 May God our Father and...

1 Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness.Let the whole world know what he has done.2 Sing to him; yes, sing his praises.Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.3 Exult in his holy name;rejoice, you who worship the Lord.4 Search for the Lord and...

1 When the Israelites escaped from Egypt—when the family of Jacob left that foreign land—2 the land of Judah became God’s sanctuary,and Israel became his kingdom. 3 The Red Sea saw them coming and hurried out of their way!The water of the Jordan River turned away.4...