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the Ammonites watched

20221018 the Ammonites watched Ezekiel 25:1-7 (JDV) Ezekiel 25:1 Then the word of Yahveh happened to me. This is what it said:Ezekiel 25:2 “Son of Adam, face the Ammonites and prophesy against them.Ezekiel 25:3 Say to the Ammonites, ‘Listen to … Continue reading

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condemnation or compassion?

20221012 condemnation or compassion? Ezekiel 23:43-49 (JDV) Ezekiel 23:43 Then I said concerning this woman worn out by adultery: Will they now have illicit sex with her, even her?Ezekiel 23:44 Yet they had sex with her as one does with … Continue reading

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worse than Sodom

worse than Sodom Lamentations 4:6-10 (JDV) Lamentations 4:6 The punishment of my dear people is greater than that of Sodom, who was overthrown in an instant without a hand laid on it. Lamentations 4:7 Her dignitaries were brighter than snow, … Continue reading

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cruel neglect

cruel neglect Lamentations 4:3-5 (JDV) Lamentations 4:3 Even jackals offer their breasts to nurse their young, but my dear people have become cruel like ostriches in the wilderness. Lamentations 4:4 The nursing baby’s tongue clings to the roof of his … Continue reading

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appealing for justice

appealing for justice Joshua 21:1-3 (JDV) Joshua 21:1 The Levite family heads approached the priest Eleazar, Joshua son of Nun, and the family heads of the Israelite tribes. Joshua 21:2 At Shiloh, in the land of Canaan, they told them, … Continue reading

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waiting for sympathy

waiting for sympathy Psalm 69:19-21 (JDV) Psalm 69:19 You know the insults I endure – my shame and disgrace. You are aware of all my rivals. Psalm 69:20 Insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. I waited … Continue reading

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after we weep

after we weep Jeremiah 9:3-16 (JDV) Jeremiah 9:3 They bent their tongue like their bow; lies and not faithfulness are strong in the land, because they go from evil to evil, and they do not take me into account. this … Continue reading

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caring barbarians

caring barbarians Acts 28:1-10 (JDV) Acts 28:1 Once safely ashore, we then learned that the island was called Malta. Acts 28:2 The barbarians showed us extraordinary kindness. They lit a fire and took us all in, since it was raining … Continue reading

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276 throats

276 throats Acts 27:27-44 (JDV) Acts 27:27 When the fourteenth night came, we were drifting in the Adriatic Sea, and about midnight the sailors thought they were approaching land. Acts 27:28 They took soundings and found it to be a … Continue reading

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the God who relents

Joel 2:12-14 (JDV) Joel 2:12 Even now – this is Yahveh’s declaration – turn to me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Joel 2:13 Tear your hearts, not just your clothes, and return to Yahveh your God. … Continue reading

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