Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading
August 26 - NT, Psalms & Proverbs
God's Eternity and Man's Transitoriness.
A Prayer of [a]Moses, the man of God.
1 Lord, You have been our [b](a)dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before (b)the mountains were born
[c]Or You (c)gave birth to the earth and the world,
Even (d)from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
3 You (e)turn man back into dust
And say, "Return, O children of men."
4 For (f)a thousand years in Your sight
Are like (g)yesterday when it passes by,
[d]Or as a (h)watch in the night.
5 You (i)have [e]swept them away like a flood, they [f](j)fall asleep;
In the morning they are like (k)grass which [g]sprouts anew.
6 In the morning it (l)flourishes and [h]sprouts anew;
Toward evening it (m)fades and (n)withers away.
7 For we have been (o)consumed by Your anger
And by Your wrath we have been [i]dismayed.
8 You have (p)placed our iniquities before You,
Our (q)secret sins in the light of Your presence.
9 For (r)all our days have declined in Your fury;
We have finished our years like a [j]sigh.
10 As for the days of our [k]life, [l]they contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, (s)eighty years,
Yet their pride is but (t)labor and sorrow;
For soon it is gone and we (u)fly away.
11 Who [m]understands the (v)power of Your anger
And Your fury, according to the (w)fear [n]that is due You?
12 So (x)teach us to number our days,
That we may [o](y)present to You a heart of wisdom.
13 Do (z)return, O
; (aa)how long will it be?
And [p]be (ab)sorry for Your servants.
14 O (ac)satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness,
That we may (ad)sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15 (ae)Make us glad [q]according to the days You have afflicted us,
And the (af)years we have seen [r]evil.
16 Let Your (ag)work appear to Your servants
And Your (ah)majesty [s]to their children.
17 Let the (ai)favor of the Lord our God be upon us;
And [t](aj)confirm for us the work of our hands;
Yes, [u]confirm the work of our hands.
Security of the One Who Trusts in the Lord.
1 He who dwells in the (a)shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the (b)shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say to the Lord , "My (c)refuge and my (d)fortress,
My God, in whom I (e)trust!"
3 For it is He who delivers you from the (f)snare of the trapper
And from the deadly (g)pestilence.
4 He will (h)cover you with His pinions,
And (i)under His wings you may seek refuge;
His (j)faithfulness is a (k)shield and bulwark.
5 You (l)will not be afraid of the (m)terror by night,
Or of the (n)arrow that flies by day;
6 Of the (o)pestilence that [a]stalks in darkness,
Or of the (p)destruction that lays waste at noon.
7 A thousand may fall at your side
And ten thousand at your right hand,
But (q)it shall not approach you.
8 You will only look on with your eyes
And (r)see the recompense of the wicked.
9 [b]For you have made the Lord , (s)my refuge,
Even the Most High, (t)your dwelling place.
10 (u)No evil will befall you,
Nor will any plague come near your [c]tent.
11 For He will give (v)His angels charge concerning you,
To guard you in all your ways.
12 They will (w)bear you up in their hands,
That you do not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will (x)tread upon the lion and cobra,
The young lion and the [d]serpent you will trample down.
14 "(y)Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will (z)set him securely on high, because he has (aa)known My name.
15 "He will (ab)call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in [e]trouble;
I will rescue him and (ac)honor him.
16 "With [f]a (ad)long life I will satisfy him
And [g](ae)let him see My salvation."
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