Together in the Word: Day 16

Together in the Word: Day 16

Together in the Word: Day 16

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Psalm 40:6-17; Isaiah 53:1-12; Hebrews 10:1-4


         Psalm       Psalm 40:6–17
         First Reading       Isaiah 53:1–12
         Second Reading       Hebrews 10:1–4

Index of Readings

Psalm 40:6–17

     6Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired;
     My ears You have opened;
     Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.
     7Then I said, “Behold, I come;
     In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
     8I delight to do Your will, O my God;
     Your Law is within my heart.”

     9I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation;
     Behold, I will not restrain my lips,
     O LORD, You know.
     10I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
     I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
     I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.

     11You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me;
     Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
     12For evils beyond number have surrounded me;
     My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see;
     They are more numerous than the hairs of my head,
     And my heart has failed me.

     13Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me;
     Make haste, O LORD, to help me.
     14Let those be ashamed and humiliated together
     Who seek my life to destroy it;
     Let those be turned back and dishonored
     Who delight in my hurt.
     15Let those be appalled because of their shame
     Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”
     16Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
     Let those who love Your salvation say continually,
     “The LORD be magnified!”
     17Since I am afflicted and needy,
     Let the Lord be mindful of me.
     You are my help and my deliverer;
     Do not delay, O my God.

Isaiah 53:1–12

1Who has believed our message?
     And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
     2For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot,
     And like a root out of parched ground;
     He has no stately form or majesty
     That we should look upon Him,
     Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.
     3He was despised and forsaken of men,
     A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
     And like one from whom men hide their face
     He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

     4Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
     And our sorrows He carried;
     Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
     Smitten of God, and afflicted.
     5But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
     He was crushed for our iniquities;
     The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
     And by His scourging we are healed.
     6All of us like sheep have gone astray,
     Each of us has turned to his own way;
     But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all
     To fall on Him.

     7He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
     Yet He did not open His mouth;
     Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
     And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
     So He did not open His mouth.
     8By oppression and judgment He was taken away;
     And as for His generation, who considered
     That He was cut off out of the land of the living
     For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?
     9His grave was assigned with wicked men,
     Yet He was with a rich man in His death,
     Because He had done no violence,
     Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

     10But the LORD was pleased
     To crush Him, putting Him to grief;
     If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,
     He will see His offspring,
     He will prolong His days,
     And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.
     11As a result of the anguish of His soul,
     He will see it and be satisfied;
     By His knowledge the Righteous One,
     My Servant, will justify the many,
     As He will bear their iniquities.
     12Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great,
     And He will divide the booty with the strong;
     Because He poured out Himself to death,
     And was numbered with the transgressors;
     Yet He Himself bore the sin of many,
     And interceded for the transgressors.

Hebrews 10:1–4

1For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near.
2Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins?
3But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year.
4For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

Mat 6:9-13 NASB  “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.  (10)  ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.  (11)  ‘Give us this day our daily bread.  (12)  ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  (13)  ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’