Nu 27; Ps 70-71; Is 17-18; 1Pe 5M'Cheyne
Special Inheritance Laws 1
27:1 Then the daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh of the families of Manasseh, 2 the son Joseph came forward. Now these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 27:2 And they stood before Moses and Eleazar the priest and the leaders of the whole assembly at the entrance to the tent of meeting and said, 27:3 “Our father died in the wilderness, although 3 he was not part of 4 the company of those that gathered themselves together against the
27:5 So Moses brought their case before the
Leadership Change 13
27:12 Then the
27:15 Then Moses spoke to the
27:22 So Moses did as the
Psalm 70 44
70:1 For the music director; by David; written to get God’s attention. 45
O God, please be willing to rescue me! 46
70:2 May those who are trying to take my life
be embarrassed and ashamed! 48
May those who want to harm me
be turned back and ashamed! 49
70:3 May those who say, “Aha! Aha!”
70:4 May all those who seek you be happy and rejoice in you!
70:5 I am oppressed and needy! 56
O God, hurry to me! 57
You are my helper and my deliverer!
Psalm 71 59
71:1 In you, O
Never let me be humiliated!
71:2 Vindicate me by rescuing me! 60
71:3 Be my protector and refuge, 63
a stronghold where I can be safe! 64
For you are my high ridge 65 and my stronghold.
71:4 My God, rescue me from the power 66 of the wicked,
from the hand of the cruel oppressor!
71:5 For you give me confidence, 67 O Lord;
71:6 I have leaned on you since birth; 69
you pulled me 70 from my mother’s womb.
I praise you continually. 71
71:7 Many are appalled when they see me, 72
but you are my secure shelter.
71:8 I praise you constantly
and speak of your splendor all day long. 73
71:9 Do not reject me in my old age! 74
When my strength fails, do not abandon me!
71:10 For my enemies talk about me;
those waiting for a chance to kill me plot my demise. 75
71:11 They say, 76 “God has abandoned him.
Run and seize him, for there is no one who will rescue him!”
71:12 O God, do not remain far away from me!
My God, hurry and help me! 77
71:13 May my accusers be humiliated and defeated!
May those who want to harm me 78 be covered with scorn and disgrace!
71:14 As for me, I will wait continually,
and will continue to praise you. 79
71:15 I will tell about your justice,
and all day long proclaim your salvation, 80
though I cannot fathom its full extent. 81
71:16 I will come and tell about 82 the mighty acts of the sovereign
I will proclaim your justice – yours alone.
71:17 O God, you have taught me since I was young,
and I am still declaring 83 your amazing deeds.
71:18 Even when I am old and gray, 84
O God, do not abandon me,
until I tell the next generation about your strength,
and those coming after me about your power. 85
71:19 Your justice, O God, extends to the skies above; 86
you have done great things. 87
O God, who can compare to you? 88
71:20 Though you have allowed me to experience much trouble and distress, 89
revive me once again! 90
Bring me up once again 91 from the depths of the earth!
71:21 Raise me to a position of great honor! 92
Turn and comfort me! 93
71:22 I will express my thanks to you with a stringed instrument,
praising 94 your faithfulness, O my God!
I will sing praises to you accompanied by a harp,
O Holy One of Israel! 95
71:23 My lips will shout for joy! Yes, 96 I will sing your praises!
I will praise you when you rescue me! 97
71:24 All day long my tongue will also tell about your justice,
The Lord Will Judge Damascus
17:1 Here is a message about Damascus:
“Look, Damascus is no longer a city,
it is a heap of ruins!
17:2 The cities of Aroer are abandoned. 100
They will be used for herds,
which will lie down there in peace. 101
17:3 Fortified cities will disappear from Ephraim,
and Damascus will lose its kingdom. 102
The survivors in Syria
will end up like the splendor of the Israelites,”
17:4 “At that time 103
Jacob’s splendor will be greatly diminished, 104
and he will become skin and bones. 105
17:5 It will be as when one gathers the grain harvest,
and his hand gleans the ear of grain.
It will be like one gathering the ears of grain
in the Valley of Rephaim.
17:6 There will be some left behind,
like when an olive tree is beaten –
two or three ripe olives remain toward the very top,
four or five on its fruitful branches,”
17:8 They will no longer trust in 110 the altars their hands made,
or depend on the Asherah poles and incense altars their fingers made. 111
17:9 At that time 112 their fortified cities will be
like the abandoned summits of the Amorites, 113
which they abandoned because of the Israelites;
there will be desolation.
17:10 For you ignore 114 the God who rescues you;
you pay no attention to your strong protector. 115
So this is what happens:
You cultivate beautiful plants
and plant exotic vines. 116
17:11 The day you begin cultivating, you do what you can to make it grow; 117
the morning you begin planting, you do what you can to make it sprout.
Yet the harvest will disappear 118 in the day of disease
and incurable pain.
17:12 The many nations massing together are as good as dead, 119
those who make a commotion as loud as the roaring of the sea’s waves. 120
The people making such an uproar are as good as dead, 121
those who make an uproar as loud as the roaring of powerful waves. 122
17:13 Though these people make an uproar as loud as the roaring of powerful waves, 123
when he shouts at 124 them, they will flee to a distant land,
driven before the wind like dead weeds on the hills,
or like dead thistles 125 before a strong gale.
17:14 In the evening there is sudden terror; 126
by morning they vanish. 127
This is the fate of those who try to plunder us,
the destiny of those who try to loot us! 128
The Lord Will Judge a Distant Land in the South
18:1 The land of buzzing wings is as good as dead, 129
the one beyond the rivers of Cush,
18:2 that sends messengers by sea,
who glide over the water’s surface in boats made of papyrus.
Go, you swift messengers,
to a nation of tall, smooth-skinned people, 130
to a people that are feared far and wide, 131
to a nation strong and victorious, 132
whose land rivers divide. 133
18:3 All you who live in the world,
who reside on the earth,
you will see a signal flag raised on the mountains;
you will hear a trumpet being blown.
18:4 For this is what the
“I will wait 134 and watch from my place,
like scorching heat produced by the sunlight, 135
18:5 For before the harvest, when the bud has sprouted,
and the ripening fruit appears, 139
he will cut off the unproductive shoots 140 with pruning knives;
he will prune the tendrils. 141
18:6 They will all be left 142 for the birds of the hills
and the wild animals; 143
the birds will eat them during the summer,
and all the wild animals will eat them during the winter.
18:7 At that time
tribute will be brought to the
by a people that are tall and smooth-skinned,
a people that are feared far and wide,
a nation strong and victorious,
whose land rivers divide. 144
Leading and Living in God’s Flock
5:1 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: 5:2 Give a shepherd’s care to 147 God’s flock among you, exercising oversight 148 not merely as a duty 149 but willingly under God’s direction, 150 not for shameful profit but eagerly. 5:3 And do not lord it over 151 those entrusted to you, 152 but be examples to the flock. 5:4 Then 153 when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that never fades away.
5:5 In the same way, you who are younger, 154 be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. 155 5:6 And God will exalt you in due time, 156 if you humble yourselves under his mighty hand 157 5:7 by casting 158 all your cares 159 on him because he cares for you. 5:8 Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, 160 is on the prowl looking for someone 161 to devour. 5:9 Resist him, 162 strong in your faith, because you know 163 that your brothers and sisters 164 throughout the world 165 are enduring 166 the same kinds of suffering. 167 5:10 And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory in Christ 168 will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 169 5:11 To him belongs 170 the power forever. Amen.
5:12 Through Silvanus, 171 whom I know to be a faithful brother, 172 I have written to you briefly, in order to encourage you and testify 173 that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it. 174 5:13 The church 175 in Babylon, 176 chosen together with you, 177 greets you, and so does Mark, my son. 5:14 Greet one another with a loving kiss. 178 Peace to all of you who are in Christ. 179