1Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,2for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.5For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,6who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,7for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle--I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying--a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.8I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;9in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,10but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.11Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.12And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.13For Adam was formed first, then Eve.14And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.15Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.
1Come near, you nations, to hear; And heed, you people! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, The world and all things that come forth from it.2For the indignation of the Lord is against all nations, And His fury against all their armies; He has utterly destroyed them, He has given them over to the slaughter.3Also their slain shall be thrown out; Their stench shall rise from their corpses, And the mountains shall be melted with their blood.4All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; All their host shall fall down As the leaf falls from the vine, And as fruit falling from a fig tree.5"For My sword shall be bathed in heaven; Indeed it shall come down on Edom, And on the people of My curse, for judgment.6The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, It is made overflowing with fatness, With the blood of lambs and goats, With the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah, And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.7The wild oxen shall come down with them, And the young bulls with the mighty bulls; Their land shall be soaked with blood, And their dust saturated with fatness."8For it is the day of the Lord's vengeance, The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.9Its streams shall be turned into pitch, And its dust into brimstone; Its land shall become burning pitch.10It shall not be quenched night or day; Its smoke shall ascend forever. From generation to generation it shall lie waste; No one shall pass through it forever and ever.11But the pelican and the porcupine shall possess it, Also the owl and the raven shall dwell in it. And He shall stretch out over it The line of confusion and the stones of emptiness.12They shall call its nobles to the kingdom, But none shall be there, and all its princes shall be nothing.13And thorns shall come up in its palaces, Nettles and brambles in its fortresses; It shall be a habitation of jackals, A courtyard for ostriches.14The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the jackals, And the wild goat shall bleat to its companion; Also the night creature shall rest there, And find for herself a place of rest.15There the arrow snake shall make her nest and lay eggs And hatch, and gather them under her shadow; There also shall the hawks be gathered, Every one with her mate.16"Search from the book of the Lord, and read: Not one of these shall fail; Not one shall lack her mate. For My mouth has commanded it, and His Spirit has gathered them.17He has cast the lot for them, And His hand has divided it among them with a measuring line. They shall possess it forever; From generation to generation they shall dwell in it."
1The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose;2It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, Even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, The excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, The excellency of our God.3Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the feeble knees.4Say to those who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you."5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.6Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert.7The parched ground shall become a pool, And the thirsty land springs of water; In the habitation of jackals, where each lay, There shall be grass with reeds and rushes.8A highway shall be there, and a road, And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, But it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, Shall not go astray.9No lion shall be there, Nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it; It shall not be found there. But the redeemed shall walk there,10And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
65You have dealt well with Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word.66Teach me good judgment and knowledge, For I believe Your commandments.67Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.68You are good, and do good; Teach me Your statutes.69The proud have forged a lie against me, But I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart.70Their heart is as fat as grease, But I delight in Your law.71It is good for me that I have been afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.72The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of coins of gold and silver.73Your hands have made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.74Those who fear You will be glad when they see me, Because I have hoped in Your word.75I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.76Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort, According to Your word to Your servant.77Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; For Your law is my delight.78Let the proud be ashamed, For they treated me wrongfully with falsehood; But I will meditate on Your precepts.79Let those who fear You turn to me, Those who know Your testimonies.80Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes, That I may not be ashamed.81My soul faints for Your salvation, But I hope in Your word.82My eyes fail from searching Your word, Saying, "When will You comfort me?"83For I have become like a wineskin in smoke, Yet I do not forget Your statutes.84How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?85The proud have dug pits for me, Which is not according to Your law.86All Your commandments are faithful; They persecute me wrongfully; Help me!87They almost made an end of me on earth, But I did not forsake Your precepts.88Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.89Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.90Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides.91They continue this day according to Your ordinances, For all are Your servants.92Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction.93I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life.94I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your precepts.95The wicked wait for me to destroy me, But I will consider Your testimonies.96I have seen the consummation of all perfection, But Your commandment is exceedingly broad.