Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my
pasture! says the LORD.
Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the
shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered
my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended
to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the
Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the
lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to
their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply.
I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and
they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be
missing, says the LORD.
The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will raise up
for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and
deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the
In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety.
And this is the name by which he will be called: "The LORD
is our righteousness."
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble
with its tumult. Selah
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the
holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will
help it when the morning dawns.
The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his
voice, the earth melts.
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his
glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything
with patience, while joyfully
giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the
inheritance of the saints in the light.
He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us
into the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all
for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created,
things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or
rulers or powers--all things have been created through him and
He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold
He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the
firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first
place in everything.
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all
things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through
the blood of his cross.
When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they
crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and
one on his left.
Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they do not
know what they are doing." And they cast lots to divide his
And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at
him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself if he
is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!"
The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour
and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save
There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King
of the Jews."
One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and
saying, "Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and
But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God,
since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting
what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing
Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your
He replied, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in