HAPPY NEW YEAR
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Genesis 1:26.
1 LORD, I turn to You. l
2 My God, I trust in You. Do not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies gloat over me.
3 No one who waits for You will be disgraced; those who act treacherously without cause will be disgraced.
4 Make Your ways known to me, LORD; teach me Your paths.
5 Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; I wait for You all day long.
6 Remember, LORD, Your compassion and Your faithful love, for they have existed from antiquity.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth or my acts of rebellion; in keeping with Your faithful love, remember me because of Your goodness, LORD.
8 The LORD is good and upright; therefore He shows sinners the way.
9 He leads the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.
10 All the LORD’s ways show faithful love and truth to those who keep His covenant and decrees.
11 Because of Your name, Yahweh, forgive my sin, for it is great.
12 Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will show him the way he should choose.
13 He will live a good life, and his descendants will inherit the land.
14 The secret counsel of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He reveals His covenant to them.
15 My eyes are always on the LORD, for He will pull my feet out of the net.
16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am alone and afflicted.
17 The distresses of my heart increase; bring me out of my sufferings.
18 Consider my affliction and trouble, and take away all my sins.
19 Consider my enemies; they are numerous, and they hate me violently.
20 Guard me and deliver me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in You.
21 May integrity and what is right watch over me, for I wait for You.
22 God, redeem Israel, from all its distresses.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Psalm 25:1–22.
1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2 to know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
3 to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
4 to give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: In the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 how long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: Behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 but ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27 when your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: They despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 1:1–33.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Isaiah 43:19.
2 But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: Then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: For now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Micah 5:2–4.
1 Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), John 14:1.