Psalm 33; Psalm 34; Acts 24

1 (32-1) <A psalm for David.> Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just: praise becometh the upright. 2 (32-2) Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the psaltery, the instrument of ten strings. 3 (32-3) Sing to him a new canticle, sing well unto him with a loud noise. 4 (32-4) For the word of the Lord is right, and all his works are done with faithfulness. 5 (32-5) He loveth mercy and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of the Lord. 6 (32-6) By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the power of them by the spirit of his mouth: 7 (32-7) Gathering together the waters of the sea, as in a vessel; laying up the depths in storehouses. 8 (32-8) Let all the earth fear the Lord, and let all the inhabitants of the world be in awe of him. 9 (32-9) For he spoke and they were made: he commanded and they were created. 10 (32-10) The Lord bringeth to nought the counsels of nations; and he rejecteth the devices of people, and casteth away the counsels of princes. 11 (32-11) But the counsel of the Lord standeth for ever: the thoughts of his heart to all generations. 12 (32-12) Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: the people whom he hath chosen for his inheritance. 13 (32-13) The Lord hath looked from heaven: he hath beheld all the sons of men. 14 (32-14) From his habitation which he hath prepared, he hath looked upon all that dwell on the earth. 15 (32-15) He who hath made the hearts of every one of them: who understandeth all their works. 16 (32-16) The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength. 17 (32-17) Vain is the horse for safety: neither shall he be saved by the abundance of his strength. 18 (32-18) Behold the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him: and on them that hope in his mercy. 19 (32-19) To deliver their souls from death; and feed them in famine. 20 (32-20) Our soul waiteth for the Lord: for he is our helper and protector. 21 (32-21) For in him our heart shall rejoice: and in his holy name we have trusted. 22 (32-22) Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we have hooped in thee.
1 (33-1) <For David, when he changed his countenance before Achimelech, who dismissed him, and he went his way.> (33-2) I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall be always in my mouth. 2 (33-3) In the Lord shall my soul be praised: let the meek hear and rejoice. 3 (33-4) O magnify the Lord with me; and let us extol his name together. 4 (33-5) I sought the Lord, and he heard me; and he delivered me from all my troubles. 5 (33-6) Come ye to him and be enlightened: and your faces shall not be confounded. 6 (33-7) This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him: and saved him out of all his troubles. 7 (33-8) The angel of the Lord shall encamp round about them that fear him: and shall deliver them. 8 (33-9) O taste, and see that the Lord is sweet: blessed is the man that hopeth in him. 9 (33-10) Fear the Lord, all ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. 10 (33-11) The rich have wanted, and have suffered hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good. 11 (33-12) Come, children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 12 (33-13) Who is the man that desireth life: who liveth to see good days? 13 (33-14) Keep thy tongue form evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. 14 (33-15) Turn away from evil and do good: seek after peace and pursue it. 15 (33-16) The eyes of the Lord are upon the just: and his ears unto their prayers. 16 (33-17) But the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil things: to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. 17 (33-18) The just cried, and the Lord heard them: and delivered them out of all their troubles. 18 (33-19) The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit. 19 (33-20) Many are the afflictions of the just; but out of them all will the Lord deliver them. 20 (33-21) The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit. 21 (33-22) The death of the wicked is very evil: and they that hate the just shall be guilty. 22 (33-23) The Lord will redeem the souls of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall offend.
1 And after five days, the high priest, Ananias, came down with some ancients and one Tertullus, an orator, who went to the governor against Paul. 2 And Paul being called for, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying: Whereas, through thee we live in much peace and many things are rectified by thy providence, 3 We accept it always and in all places, most excellent Felix, with all thanksgiving. 4 But that I be no further tedious to thee, I desire thee of thy clemency to hear us in a few words. 5 We have found this to be a pestilent man and raising seditions among all the Jews throughout the world: and author of the sedition of the sect of the Nazarenes. 6 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom, we having apprehended, would also have judged according to our law. 7 But Lysias the tribune, coming upon us with great violence, took him away out of our hands; 8 Commanding his accusers to come to thee. Of whom thou mayest thyself, by examination, have knowledge of all these things whereof we accuse him. 9 And the Jews also added and said that these things were so. 10 Then Paul answered (the governor making a sign to him to speak): Knowing that for many years thou hast been judge over this nation, I will with good courage answer for myself. 11 For thou mayest understand that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to adore in Jerusalem: 12 And neither in the temple did they find me disputing with any man or causing any concourse of the people: neither in the synagogues, nor in the city. 13 Neither can they prove unto thee the things whereof they now accuse me. 14 But this I confess to thee that according to the way which they call a heresy, so do I serve the Father and my God, believing all things which are written in the law and the prophets: 15 Having hope in God, which these also themselves look for, that there shall be a resurrection of the just and unjust. 16 And herein do I endeavour to have always a conscience without offence, towards God and towards men. 17 Now after many years, I came to bring alms to my nation and offerings and vows. 18 In which I was found purified in the temple: neither with multitude nor with tumult. 19 But certain Jews of Asia, who ought to be present before thee and to accuse, if they had anything against me: 20 Or let these men themselves say if they found in me any iniquity, when standing before the council, 21 Except it be for this one voice only that I cried, standing among them: Concerning the resurrection of the dead am I judged this day by you. 22 And Felix put them off, having most certain knowledge of this way, saying: When Lysias the tribune shall come down, I will hear you. 23 And he commanded a centurion to keep him: and that he should be easy and that he should not prohibit any of his friends to minister unto him. 24 And after some days, Felix, coming with Drusilla his wife, who was a Jew, sent for Paul and heard of him the faith that is in Christ Jesus. 25 And as he treated of justice and chastity and of the judgment to come, Felix, being terrified, answered: For this time, go thy way: but when I have a convenient time, I will send for thee. 26 Hoping also withal that money should be given him by Paul: for which cause also oftentimes sending for him, he spoke with him. 27 But when two years were ended, Felix had for successor Portius Festus. And Felix being willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
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