33:12 Moses said to the
LORD, "See, you have said to me, 'Bring up this people'; but
you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have
said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my
Now if I have found favor in your sight, show me your ways, so
that I may know you and find favor in your sight. Consider too
that this nation is your people."
He said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you
And he said to him, "If your presence will not go, do not
carry us up from here.
For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I
and your people, unless you go with us? In this way, we shall be
distinct, I and your people, from every people on the face of the
The LORD said to Moses, "I will do the very thing that you
have asked; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you
Moses said, "Show me your glory, I pray."
And he said, "I will make all my goodness pass before you,
and will proclaim before you the name, 'The LORD'; and I will be
gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I
will show mercy.
But," he said, "you cannot see my face; for no one shall
see me and live."
And the LORD continued, "See, there is a place by me where
you shall stand on the rock;
and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the
rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by;
then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my
face shall not be seen."
99:1 The LORD is king;
let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let
the earth quake!
The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he!
Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you
have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
Extol the LORD our God; worship at his footstool. Holy is he!
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among
those who called on his name. They cried to the LORD, and he
He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; they kept his decrees,
and the statutes that he gave them.
O LORD our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to
them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings.
Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the
LORD our God is holy.
1:1 Paul, Silvanus, and
Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.
We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our
remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor
of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has
because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only,
but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction;
just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you
for your sake.
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of
persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy
so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia
and in Achaia.
For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in
Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has
become known, so that we have no need to speak about it.
For the people of those regions report about us what kind of
welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to
serve a living and true God,
and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the
dead--Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.
22:15 Then the
Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said.
So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians,
saying, "Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the
way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one;
for you do not regard people with partiality.
Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the
emperor, or not?"
But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why are you putting
me to the test, you hypocrites?
Show me the coin used for the tax." And they brought him a
Then he said to them, "Whose head is this, and whose
They answered, "The emperor's." Then he said to them,
"Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the
emperor's, and to God the things that are God's."
When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went