34:1 Then Moses went up
from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which
is opposite Jericho, and the LORD showed him the whole land:
Gilead as far as Dan,
all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of
Judah as far as the Western Sea,
the Negeb, and the Plain -- that is, the valley of Jericho, the
city of palm trees -- as far as Zoar.
The LORD said to him, "This is the land of which I swore to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your
descendants'; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall
not cross over there."
Then Moses, the servant of the LORD, died there in the land of
Moab, at the Lord's command.
He was buried in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor,
but no one knows his burial place to this day.
Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died; his sight was
unimpaired and his vigor had not abated.
The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days;
then the period of mourning for Moses was ended.
Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, because Moses
had laid his hands on him; and the Israelites obeyed him, doing as
the LORD had commanded Moses.
Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom
the LORD knew face to face.
He was unequaled for all the signs and wonders that the LORD sent
him to perform in the land of Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his
servants and his entire land,
and for all the mighty deeds and all the terrifying displays of
power that Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.
90:1 Lord, you have
been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed
the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are
You turn us back to dust, and say, "Turn back, you
For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is
past, or like a watch in the night.
You sweep them away; they are like a dream, like grass that is
renewed in the morning;
in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it
fades and withers.
Turn, O LORD! How long? Have compassion on your servants!
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, so that we may
rejoice and be glad all our days.
Make us glad as many days as you have afflicted us, and as many
years as we have seen evil.
Let your work be manifest to your servants, and your glorious
power to their children.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us
the work of our hands -- O prosper the work of our hands!
2:1 You yourselves
know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in
but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated
at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to
you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition.
For our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or
but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the
message of the gospel, even so we speak, not to please mortals,
but to please God who tests our hearts.
As you know and as God is our witness, we never came with words of
flattery or with a pretext for greed;
nor did we seek praise from mortals, whether from you or from
though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we
were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own
So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with
you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because
you have become very dear to us.
22:34 When the
Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered
and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.
"Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?"
He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all
your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
This is the greatest and first commandment.
And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them
"What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?"
They said to him, "The son of David."
He said to them, "How is it then that David by the Spirit
calls him Lord, saying,
'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, until I put
your enemies under your feet"'?
If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?"
No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did
anyone dare to ask him any more questions.