Category Archives: justice

to be feared

to be feared Psalm 76:7-12 (JDV) Psalm 76:7 And you – you are to be feared. When you are angry, who could stand before you? Psalm 76:8 From the sky you pronounced judgment. The land feared and grew quiet Psalm … Continue reading

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protest song

protest song Psalm 74:1-11 (JDV) Psalm 74:1 Why have you rejected us perpetually, God? Why does your anger burn against the sheep of your pasture? Psalm 74:2 Remember your congregation, which you purchased long ago and redeemed as the tribe … Continue reading

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where the hurt should go

where the hurt should go Lamentations 3:64-66 (JDV) Lamentations 3:64 You will pay them back what they deserve, Yahveh, according to the work of their hands. Lamentations 3:65 You will give them a heart filled with anguish. May your curse … 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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until he is tried

until he is tried Joshua 20:7-9 (JDV) Joshua 20:7 So they designated Kedesh in the hill country of Naphtali in Galilee, Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba (in other words, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah. … Continue reading

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rescue, rule, retribution

rescue, rule, retribution Psalm 66:5-7 (JDV) Psalm 66:5 Come and see the wonders of God; his achievements for humanity are awe-inspiring. Psalm 66:6 He turned the sea into dry land, and they crossed the river on foot. There we celebrated … Continue reading

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a permanent throne

a permanent throne Psalm 45:6-7 (JDV) Psalm 45:6 Your throne, God, is permanent and always; the scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice. Psalm 45:7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you … Continue reading

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stripped city

stripped city Jeremiah 52:12-30 (JDV) Jeremiah 52:12 On the tenth day of the fifth month – which was during the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon – Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guards, entered Jerusalem as the representative … Continue reading

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the devourer, devoured

the devourer, devoured Jeremiah 51:20-35 (JDV) Jeremiah 51:20 You are my war club, my weapons of war. With you I will smash nations; with you I will bring kingdoms to ruin.Jeremiah 51:21 With you I will smash the horse and … Continue reading

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caring for lives

caring for lives Deuteronomy 27:25 (JDV) Deuteronomy 27:25 ‘The one who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent throat is afflicted with a curse.’ And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’ caring for lives A soldier in an unjust war, … Continue reading

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