105:1-6, 23-26, 45c
Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the
priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came
to Horeb, the mountain of God.
There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out
of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not
Then Moses said, "I must turn aside and look at this great
sight, and see why the bush is not burned up."
When the LORD saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to
him out of the bush, "Moses, Moses!" And he said,
"Here I am."
Then he said, "Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your
feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy
He said further, "I am the God of your father, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses
hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
Then the LORD said, "I have observed the misery of my people
who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their
taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings,
and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to
bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land
flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the
Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the
The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how
the Egyptians oppress them.
So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the
Israelites, out of Egypt."
But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh,
and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?"
He said, "I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for
you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people
out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain."
But Moses said to God, "If I come to the Israelites and say
to them, 'The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,' and they
ask me, 'What is his name?' what shall I say to them?"
God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." He said further,
"Thus you shall say to the Israelites, 'I AM has sent me to
God also said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the
Israelites, 'The LORD, the God of your ancestors, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to
you': This is my name forever, and this my title for all
105:1-6, 23-26, 45c
105:1 O give thanks to
the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the
Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works.
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually.
105:5 Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles, and
the judgments he uttered,
O offspring of his servant Abraham, children of Jacob, his chosen
Then Israel came to Egypt; Jacob lived as an alien in the land of
And the LORD made his people very fruitful, and made them stronger
than their foes,
whose hearts he then turned to hate his people, to deal craftily
with his servants.
He sent his servant Moses, and Aaron whom he had chosen.
that they might keep his statutes and observe his laws. Praise the
12:9 Let love be
genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good;
Love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in
Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.
Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate
with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is
noble in the sight of all.
If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of
God; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay,
says the Lord."
No, "if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are
thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will
heap burning coals on their heads."
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
16:21 From that time
on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem
and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief
priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be
And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying,
"God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you."
But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You
are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on
divine things but on human things."
Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any want to become my
followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and
For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who
lose their life for my sake will find it.
For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but
forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their
"For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory
of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been
Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste
death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."