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Januar 9


Genesis 17:1-27
1. WHEN ABRAM was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, I am the Almighty God; walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect (blameless, wholehearted, complete).
2. And I will make My covenant (solemn pledge) between Me and you and will multiply you exceedingly.
3. Then Abram fell on his face, and God said to him,
4. As for Me, behold, My covenant (solemn pledge) is with you, and you shall be the father of many nations.
5. Nor shall your name any longer be Abram [high, exalted father]; but your name shall be Abraham [father of a multitude], for I have made you the father of many nations.
6. And I will make you exceedingly fruitful and I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.
7. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting, solemn pledge, to be a God to you and to your posterity after you. [Gal. 3:16.]
8. And I will give to you and to your posterity after you the land in which you are a stranger [going from place to place], all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. [Acts 7:5.]
9. And God said to Abraham, As for you, you shall therefore keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.
10. This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your posterity after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised.
11. And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be a token or sign of the covenant (the promise or pledge) between Me and you.
12. He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male throughout your generations, whether born in [your] house or bought with [your] money from any foreigner not of your offspring.
13. He that is born in your house and he that is bought with your money must be circumcised; and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
14. And the male who is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.
15. And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai; but Sarah [Princess] her name shall be.
16. And I will bless her and give you a son also by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.
17. Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a son?
18. And [he] said to God, Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!
19. But God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed, and you shall call his name Isaac [laughter]; and I will establish My covenant or solemn pledge with him for an everlasting covenant and with his posterity after him.
20. And as for Ishmael, I have heard and heeded you: behold, I will bless him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly; He will be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. [Fulfilled in Gen. 25:12-18.]
21. But My covenant, My promise and pledge, I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this season next year.
22. And God stopped talking with him and went up from Abraham.
23. And Abraham took Ishmael his son and all who were born in his house and all who were bought with his money, every male among [those] of Abraham's house, and circumcised [them] the very same day, as God had said to him.
24. And Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised.
25. And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised.
26. On the very same day Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son as well.
27. And all the men of his house, both those born in the house and those bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised along with him.

Genesis 18:1-33
1. NOW THE Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks or terebinths of Mamre; as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day,
2. He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood at a little distance from him. He ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the ground
3. And said, My lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant, I beg of you.
4. Let a little water be brought, and you may wash your feet and recline and rest yourselves under the tree.
5. And I will bring a morsel (mouthful) of bread to refresh and sustain your hearts before you go on further--for that is why you have come to your servant. And they replied, Do as you have said.
6. So Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah and said, Quickly get ready three measures of fine meal, knead it, and bake cakes.
7. And Abraham ran to the herd and brought a calf tender and good and gave it to the young man [to butcher]; then he [Abraham] hastened to prepare it.
8. And he took curds and milk and the calf which he had made ready, and set it before [the men]; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate.
9. And they said to him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, [She is here] in the tent.
10. [The Lord] said, I will surely return to you when the season comes round, and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son. And Sarah was listening and heard it at the tent door which was behind Him. [Rom. 9:9-12.]
11. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in years; it had ceased to be with Sarah as with [young] women. [She was past the age of childbearing].
12. Therefore Sarah laughed to herself, saying, After I have become aged shall I have pleasure and delight, my lord (husband), being old also? [I Pet. 3:6.]
13. And the Lord asked Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I really bear a child when I am so old?
14. Is anything too hard or too wonderful for the Lord? At the appointed time, when the season [for her delivery] comes around, I will return to you and Sarah shall have borne a son. [Matt. 19:26.]
15. Then Sarah denied it, saying, I did not laugh; for she was afraid. And He said, No, but you did laugh.
16. The men rose up from there and faced toward Sodom, and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17. And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham [My friend and servant] what I am going to do, [Gal. 3:8.]
18. Since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed through him and shall bless themselves by him? [Gen. 12:2-3.]
19. For I have known (chosen, acknowledged) him [as My own], so that he may teach and command his children and the sons of his house after him to keep the way of the Lord and to do what is just and righteous, so that the Lord may bring Abraham what He has promised him.
20. And the Lord said, Because the shriek [of the sins] of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is exceedingly grievous,
21. I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether [as vilely and wickedly] as is the cry of it which has come to Me; and if not, I will know.
22. Now the [two] men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the Lord.
23. And Abraham came close and said, Will You destroy the righteous (those upright and in right standing with God) together with the wicked?
24. Suppose there are in the city fifty righteous; will You destroy the place and not spare it for [the sake of] the fifty righteous in it?
25. Far be it from You to do such a thing--to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as do the wicked! Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth execute judgment and do righteously?
26. And the Lord said, If I find in the city of Sodom fifty righteous (upright and in right standing with God), I will spare the whole place for their sake.
27. Abraham answered, Behold now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken upon myself to speak to the Lord.
28. If five of the fifty righteous should be lacking--will You destroy the whole city for lack of five? He said, If I find forty-five, I will not destroy it.
29. And [Abraham] spoke to Him yet again, and said, Suppose [only] forty shall be found there. And He said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
30. Then [Abraham] said to Him, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak [again]. Suppose [only] thirty shall be found there. And He answered, I will not do it if I find thirty there.
31. And [Abraham] said, Behold now, I have taken upon myself to speak [again] to the Lord. Suppose [only] twenty shall be found there. And [the Lord] replied, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
32. And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again only this once. Suppose ten [righteous people] shall be found there. And [the Lord] said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
33. And the Lord went His way when He had finished speaking with Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.

Psalms 5:8-12
8. Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way level (straight and right) before my face.
9. For there is nothing trustworthy or steadfast or truthful in their talk; their heart is destruction [or a destructive chasm, a yawning gulf]; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter and make smooth with their tongue. [Rom. 3:13.]
10. Hold them guilty, O God; let them fall by their own designs and counsels; cast them out because of the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against You.
11. But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits.
12. For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

Proverbs 2:10-22
10. For skillful and godly Wisdom shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you.
11. Discretion shall watch over you, understanding shall keep you,
12. To deliver you from the way of evil and the evil men, from men who speak perverse things and are liars,
13. Men who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness,
14. Who rejoice to do evil and delight in the perverseness of evil,
15. Who are crooked in their ways, wayward and devious in their paths.
16. [Discretion shall watch over you, understanding shall keep you] to deliver you from the alien woman, from the outsider with her flattering words, [Prov. 2:11.]
17. Who forsakes the husband and guide of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God.
18. For her house sinks down to death and her paths to the spirits [of the dead].
19. None who go to her return again, neither do they attain or regain the paths of life.
20. So may you walk in the way of good men, and keep to the paths of the [consistently] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God).
21. For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the men of integrity, blameless and complete [in God's sight], shall remain in it;
22. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the treacherous shall be rooted out of it.

Matthew 7:1-29
1. DO NOT judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves.
2. For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you.
3. Why do you stare from without at the very small particle that is in your brother's eye but do not become aware of and consider the beam of timber that is in your own eye?
4. Or how can you say to your brother, Let me get the tiny particle out of your eye, when there is the beam of timber in your own eye?
5. You hypocrite, first get the beam of timber out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the tiny particle out of your brother's eye.
6. Do not give that which is holy (the sacred thing) to the dogs, and do not throw your pearls before hogs, lest they trample upon them with their feet and turn and tear you in pieces.
7. Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.
8. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.
9. Or what man is there of you, if his son asks him for a loaf of bread, will hand him a stone?
10. Or if he asks for a fish, will hand him a serpent?
11. If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!
12. So then, whatever you desire that others would do to and for you, even so do also to and for them, for this is (sums up) the Law and the Prophets.
13. Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.
14. But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it. [Deut. 30:19; Jer. 21:8.]
15. Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves. [Ezek. 22:27.]
16. You will fully recognize them by their fruits. Do people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
17. Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit [worthy of admiration], but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit.
18. A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear excellent fruit [worthy of admiration].
19. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.
20. Therefore, you will fully know them by their fruits.
21. Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven.
22. Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name?
23. And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands]. [Ps. 6:8.]
24. So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them [obeying them] will be like a sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock.
25. And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
26. And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand.
27. And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell--and great and complete was the fall of it.
28. When Jesus had finished these sayings [the Sermon on the Mount], the crowds were astonished and overwhelmed with bewildered wonder at His teaching,
29. For He was teaching as One Who had [and was] authority, and not as [did] the scribes.