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Matthew 26:26-46

26During the meal Jesus took some bread into His hands, gave thanks to the Father, broke it and then gave it to His disciples saying: "Take this and eat it; for this is My body."27Then He took a cup in His hands, gave thanks and passed it to His disciples saying: "Drink this, all of you.28The new covenant is being established in My blood that is poured out for many, so their sins might be completely forgiven.29I tell you clearly, that I will not drink wine again from now until I drink the heavenly wine with you in My Father's Kingdom."Jesus predicts His disciples will disown Him30When they had sung praises to God, they left for the Mount of Olives.31Jesus warned them: "Tonight all of you are going to desert Me because of what happens to Me, for it is written, 'God will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of His flock will be scattered.'32But when I have risen after My death, I will go ahead of you to Galilee where you shall see Me again."33Peter reacted: "Even if everyone else leaves You because of what happens to You, I will never do so."34Jesus told him: "I tell you the truth, three times before the cock crows at dawn you will disown the fact that you even know Me."35But Peter insisted: "Even if it means I have to die with You, I will never disown You." And all the other disciples gave the same undertaking.Gethsemane36Jesus then went to a place called Gethsemane. He said to His disciples who went with Him: "Sit here while I go and pray by Myself."37He took only Peter, James and John with Him, and was obviously troubled and full of sorrow.38He told them: "I feel that I could die of grief, so great is My sorrow. Stop here and keep praying for Me."39Jesus went a little further by Himself, fell to the ground on His face and prayed: "My Father, please take this cup of suffering away from Me if this is at all possible. Yet I want Your will above any desires of My own."40When He returned to the three disciples, He found them asleep. "Could you not pray for Me even for one hour?" He asked Peter.41"Wake up and pray that you will not be overcome by temptation. Your spirit is willing, but your body is so weak."42Jesus again went by Himself and prayed: "My Father, if it is not possible for this cup of suffering to be taken away, I simply resign Myself to Your will. I am ready to drink from this cup."43When He returned to the disciples, He discovered they had fallen asleep again; they had been unable to stay awake.44So He left them and went to pray for a third time, submitting Himself again to His Father's will!45Then He returned to them and said: "Are you still sleeping and resting? Wake up! The time has come for the Son of Man to be betrayed into the hands of sinners.46Come on, let us go! Here comes My betrayer!"

Scripture quoted by permission. The passage above is taken from THE TRUTH VERSION. Copyright © 2009 by Colin Urquhart. All rights reserved worldwide. (The Truth New Testament)

Deuteronomy 1-2

Deuteronomy 11These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the desert east of the Jordan-that is, in the Arabah-opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab.2(It takes eleven days to go from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea by the Mount Seir road.)3In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses proclaimed to the Israelites all that the LORD had commanded him concerning them.4This was after he had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, and at Edrei had defeated Og king of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth.5East of the Jordan in the territory of Moab, Moses began to expound this law, saying:6The LORD our God said to us at Horeb, "You have stayed long enough at this mountain.7Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; go to all the neighboring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the Euphrates.8See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land that the LORD swore he would give to your fathers-to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob-and to their descendants after them."9At that time I said to you, "You are too heavy a burden for me to carry alone.10The LORD your God has increased your numbers so that today you are as many as the stars in the sky.11May the LORD, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised!12But how can I bear your problems and your burdens and your disputes all by myself?13Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you."14You answered me, "What you propose to do is good."15So I took the leading men of your tribes, wise and respected men, and appointed them to have authority over you-as commanders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens and as tribal officials.16And I charged your judges at that time: Hear the disputes between your brothers and judge fairly, whether the case is between brother Israelites or between one of them and an alien.17Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of any man, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it.18And at that time I told you everything you were to do.19Then, as the LORD our God commanded us, we set out from Horeb and went toward the hill country of the Amorites through all that vast and dreadful desert that you have seen, and so we reached Kadesh Barnea.20Then I said to you, "You have reached the hill country of the Amorites, which the LORD our God is giving us.21See, the LORD your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the LORD, the God of your fathers, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."22Then all of you came to me and said, "Let us send men ahead to spy out the land for us and bring back a report about the route we are to take and the towns we will come to."23The idea seemed good to me; so I selected twelve of you, one man from each tribe.24They left and went up into the hill country, and came to the Valley of Eshcol and explored it.25Taking with them some of the fruit of the land, they brought it down to us and reported, "It is a good land that the LORD our God is giving us."26But you were unwilling to go up; you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God.27You grumbled in your tents and said, "The LORD hates us; so he brought us out of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us.28Where can we go? Our brothers have made us lose heart. They say, 'The people are stronger and taller than we are; the cities are large, with walls up to the sky. We even saw the Anakites there.'"29Then I said to you, "Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them.30The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes,31and in the desert. There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place."32In spite of this, you did not trust in the LORD your God,33who went ahead of you on your journey, in fire by night and in a cloud by day, to search out places for you to camp and to show you the way you should go.34When the LORD heard what you said, he was angry and solemnly swore:35"Not a man of this evil generation shall see the good land I swore to give your forefathers,36except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, because he followed the LORD wholeheartedly."37Because of you the LORD became angry with me also and said, "You shall not enter it, either.38But your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will enter it. Encourage him, because he will lead Israel to inherit it.39And the little ones that you said would be taken captive, your children who do not yet know good from bad-they will enter the land. I will give it to them and they will take possession of it.40But as for you, turn around and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea. "41Then you replied, "We have sinned against the LORD. We will go up and fight, as the LORD our God commanded us." So every one of you put on his weapons, thinking it easy to go up into the hill country.42But the LORD said to me, "Tell them, 'Do not go up and fight, because I will not be with you. You will be defeated by your enemies.'"43So I told you, but you would not listen. You rebelled against the LORD's command and in your arrogance you marched up into the hill country.44The Amorites who lived in those hills came out against you; they chased you like a swarm of bees and beat you down from Seir all the way to Hormah.45You came back and wept before the LORD, but he paid no attention to your weeping and turned a deaf ear to you.46And so you stayed in Kadesh many days-all the time you spent there.Deuteronomy 21Then we turned back and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea, as the LORD had directed me. For a long time we made our way around the hill country of Seir.2Then the LORD said to me,3"You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north.4Give the people these orders: 'You are about to pass through the territory of your brothers the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. They will be afraid of you, but be very careful.5Do not provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land, not even enough to put your foot on. I have given Esau the hill country of Seir as his own.6You are to pay them in silver for the food you eat and the water you drink.'"7The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast desert. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything.8So we went on past our brothers the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. We turned from the Arabah road, which comes up from Elath and Ezion Geber, and traveled along the desert road of Moab.9Then the LORD said to me, "Do not harass the Moabites or provoke them to war, for I will not give you any part of their land. I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession."10(The Emites used to live there-a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anakites.11Like the Anakites, they too were considered Rephaites, but the Moabites called them Emites.12Horites used to live in Seir, but the descendants of Esau drove them out. They destroyed the Horites from before them and settled in their place, just as Israel did in the land the LORD gave them as their possession.)13And the LORD said, "Now get up and cross the Zered Valley." So we crossed the valley.14Thirty-eight years passed from the time we left Kadesh Barnea until we crossed the Zered Valley. By then, that entire generation of fighting men had perished from the camp, as the LORD had sworn to them.15The LORD's hand was against them until he had completely eliminated them from the camp.16Now when the last of these fighting men among the people had died,17the LORD said to me,18"Today you are to pass by the region of Moab at Ar.19When you come to the Ammonites, do not harass them or provoke them to war, for I will not give you possession of any land belonging to the Ammonites. I have given it as a possession to the descendants of Lot."20(That too was considered a land of the Rephaites, who used to live there; but the Ammonites called them Zamzummites.21They were a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anakites. The LORD destroyed them from before the Ammonites, who drove them out and settled in their place.22The LORD had done the same for the descendants of Esau, who lived in Seir, when he destroyed the Horites from before them. They drove them out and have lived in their place to this day.23And as for the Avvites who lived in villages as far as Gaza, the Caphtorites coming out from Caphtor destroyed them and settled in their place.)24"Set out now and cross the Arnon Gorge. See, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his country. Begin to take possession of it and engage him in battle.25This very day I will begin to put the terror and fear of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you."26From the desert of Kedemoth I sent messengers to Sihon king of Heshbon offering peace and saying,27"Let us pass through your country. We will stay on the main road; we will not turn aside to the right or to the left.28Sell us food to eat and water to drink for their price in silver. Only let us pass through on foot-29as the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir, and the Moabites, who live in Ar, did for us-until we cross the Jordan into the land the LORD our God is giving us."30But Sihon king of Heshbon refused to let us pass through. For the LORD your God had made his spirit stubborn and his heart obstinate in order to give him into your hands, as he has now done.31The LORD said to me, "See, I have begun to deliver Sihon and his country over to you. Now begin to conquer and possess his land."32When Sihon and all his army came out to meet us in battle at Jahaz,33the LORD our God delivered him over to us and we struck him down, together with his sons and his whole army.34At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed them-men, women and children. We left no survivors.35But the livestock and the plunder from the towns we had captured we carried off for ourselves.36From Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the gorge, even as far as Gilead, not one town was too strong for us. The LORD our God gave us all of them.37But in accordance with the command of the LORD our God, you did not encroach on any of the land of the Ammonites, neither the land along the course of the Jabbok nor that around the towns in the hills.

Scripture quoted by permission. The passage above is taken from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. All rights reserved worldwide. (New International Version Bible Online)

Job 4

1Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:2"If someone ventures a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can keep from speaking?3Think how you have instructed many, how you have strengthened feeble hands.4Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees.5But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are dismayed.6Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope?7"Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished? Where were the upright ever destroyed?8As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.9At the breath of God they are destroyed; at the blast of his anger they perish.10The lions may roar and growl, yet the teeth of the great lions are broken.11The lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.12"A word was secretly brought to me, my ears caught a whisper of it.13Amid disquieting dreams in the night, when deep sleep falls on men,14fear and trembling seized me and made all my bones shake.15A spirit glided past my face, and the hair on my body stood on end.16It stopped, but I could not tell what it was. A form stood before my eyes, and I heard a hushed voice:17'Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a man be more pure than his Maker?18If God places no trust in his servants, if he charges his angels with error,19how much more those who live in houses of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who are crushed more readily than a moth!20Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces; unnoticed, they perish forever.21Are not the cords of their tent pulled up, so that they die without wisdom?'

Scripture quoted by permission. The passage above is taken from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. All rights reserved worldwide. (New International Version Bible Online)

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