"For us let it be enough to know ourselves to be in the place where God wants us, and carry on our work, even though it be no more than the work of an ant, infinitesimally small, and with unforeseeable results."
-- Abbé Monchanin
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The spirit of the LORD God is upon me
because the LORD has anointed me;
he has sent me to announce good news to the humble,
to bind up the broken-hearted,
to proclaim liberty to captives,
release to those in prison
to proclaim a year of the LORD's favour
and a day of the vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who morn,
Is 61 1-2 Revised English Bible
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me;
he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed,
to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and release to the prisoners;
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
Is 61:1-2 New Revised Standard Version
Monday, August 29, 2011
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
Is 61:1-2 New International Version
Friday, August 26, 2011
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Friday, August 12, 2011
Your sacred festivals? I hate
them, scorn them;
your sacrifices: I will not smell
you offer me your gifts? I will
not take them;
you offer fatted cattle? I will
not look at them.
No more of your hymns for me!
I will not listen to your lutes.
Amos 5:21-23 Moffatt Translation
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I hate, I despise your festivals; I will not be pleased with your assemblies. For if you cause burnt offerings to ascend to Me and meal offerings, I will not accept them; and the peace offerings of your fatlings I will not look upon. Take away from Me the noise of your songs; the melody of your musical instruments I will not hear.
Amos 5:21-23 Berkeley Version
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I spurn with loathing your pilgrim-feasts;
I take no pleasure in your sacred ceremonies.
When you bring me your whole-offerings
and your grain-offerings
I shall not accept them,
nor pay heed to your shared-offerings
of stall-fed beasts.
Spare me the sound of your songs;
I shall not listen to the strumming of your lutes.
Amos 5:21-23 Revised English Bible
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
I hate, I despise your festivals,
and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them;
and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals
I will not look upon.
Take away from me the noise of your songs;
I will not listen to the melody of your harps.
Amos 5:21-23 New Revised Standard Version
My, how young and thin we were then! Kat says she took me "for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, in health." She's gotten 5 out of 6 (though I'm worse than she took me for then) and is holding on in hopes of "for richer." If that's what she's holding on for, I've got her for life! ;-) Best thing I ever did was marrying her!
Monday, August 08, 2011
“I hate, I despise your religious feasts;
I cannot stand your assemblies.
Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them.
Though you bring choice fellowship offerings,
I will have no regard for them.
Away with the noise of your songs!
I will not listen to the music of your harps.
Amos 5:21-23 New International Version