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September 4


Song of Solomon 7:1-13
1. How beautiful are your sandaled feet, princess! The curves of your thighs are like jewelry, the handiwork of a master.
2. Your navel is a rounded bowl; it never lacks mixed wine. Your waist is a mound of wheat surrounded by lilies.
3. Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
4. Your neck is like a tower of ivory, your eyes like pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bath-rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon looking toward Damascus.
5. Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel, the hair of your head like purple cloth-- a king could be held captive in your tresses.
6. How beautiful you are and how pleasant, [my] love, with such delights!
7. Your stature is like a palm tree; your breasts are clusters [of fruit].
8. I said, "I will climb the palm tree and take hold of its fruit." May your breasts be like clusters of grapes, and the fragrance of your breath like apricots.
9. Your mouth is like fine wine-- flowing smoothly for my love gliding past my lips and teeth!
10. I belong to my love, and his desire is for me.
11. Come, my love, let's go to the field; let's spend the night among the henna blossoms.
12. Let's go early to the vineyards; let's see if the vine has budded, if the blossom has opened, if the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love.
13. The mandrakes give off a fragrance, and at our doors is every delicacy-- new as well as old. I have treasured them up for you, my love.

Song of Solomon 8:1-14
1. If only I could treat you like my brother, one who nursed at my mother's breasts, I would find you in public and kiss you, and no one would scorn me.
2. I would lead you, I would take you, to the house of my mother who taught me. I would give you spiced wine to drink from my pomegranate juice.
3. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me.
4. Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you: do not stir up or awaken love until the appropriate time.
5. Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning on the one she loves? I awakened you under the apricot tree. There your mother conceived you; there she conceived and gave you birth.
6. Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death; ardent love is as unrelenting as Sheol. Love's flames are fiery flames-- the fiercest of all.
7. Mighty waters cannot extinguish love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If a man were to give all his wealth for love, it would be utterly scorned.
8. Our sister is young; she has no breasts. What will we do for our sister on the day she is spoken for?
9. If she is a wall, we will build a silver parapet on it. If she is a door, we will enclose it with cedar planks.
10. I am a wall and my breasts like towers. So in his eyes I have become like one who finds peace.
11. Solomon owned a vineyard in Baal-hamon. He leased the vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for his fruit 1,000 pieces of silver.
12. I have my own vineyard. The 1,000 are for you, Solomon, but 200 for those who guard its fruits.
13. You who dwell in the gardens-- companions are listening for your voice-- let me hear you!
14. Hurry [to me], my love, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.

Psalms 104:31-35
31. May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in His works.
32. He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they pour out smoke.
33. I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live.
34. May my meditation be pleasing to Him; I will rejoice in the LORD.
35. May sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. My soul, praise the LORD! Hallelujah!

Proverbs 24:21-22
21. My son, fear the LORD, as well as the king, and don't associate with rebels,
22. for their destruction will come suddenly; who knows what disaster these two can bring?

1 Corinthians 14:1-20
1. Pursue love and desire spiritual gifts, and above all that you may prophesy.
2. For the person who speaks in [another] language is not speaking to men but to God, since no one understands him; however, he speaks mysteries in the Spirit.
3. But the person who prophesies speaks to people for edification, encouragement, and consolation.
4. The person who speaks in [another] language builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds up the church.
5. I wish all of you spoke in other languages, but even more that you prophesied. The person who prophesies is greater than the person who speaks in languages, unless he interprets so that the church may be built up.
6. But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in [other] languages, how will I benefit you unless I speak to you with a revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching?
7. Even inanimate things producing sounds-- whether flute or harp-- if they don't make a distinction in the notes, how will what is played on the flute or harp be recognized?
8. In fact, if the trumpet makes an unclear sound, who will prepare for battle?
9. In the same way, unless you use your tongue for intelligible speech, how will what is spoken be known? For you will be speaking into the air.
10. There are doubtless many different kinds of languages in the world, and all have meaning.
11. Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner to the speaker, and the speaker will be a foreigner to me.
12. So also you-- since you are zealous in matters of the spirit, seek to excel in building up the church.
13. Therefore the person who speaks in [another] language should pray that he can interpret.
14. For if I pray in [another] language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
15. What then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with my understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with my understanding.
16. Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how will the uninformed person say "Amen" at your giving of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying?
17. For you may very well be giving thanks, but the other person is not being built up.
18. I thank God that I speak in [other] languages more than all of you;
19. yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, in order to teach others also, than 10,000 words in [another] language.
20. Brothers, don't be childish in your thinking, but be infants in evil and adult in your thinking.