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beyond ordinary wisdom

20220525 beyond ordinary wisdom Ruth 1:6-14 (JDV) Ruth 1:6 She and her daughters-in-law set out to return from the country of Moab, because she had heard in Moab that Yahveh1 had paid attention to his people’s need by providing them … Continue reading

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when solidarity is sin

when solidarity is sin Judges 9:1-6 (JDV) Judges 9:1 Abimelech son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem and spoke to his uncles and to all his mother’s clan, and he said this: Judges 9:2 “Please speak in the hearing of all … Continue reading

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Barak’s condition

Barak’s condition Judges 4:1-10 (JDV) Judges 4:1 The Israelites added to the wrong they did in the eyes of Yahveh after Ehud had died. Judges 4:2 So Yahveh sold them to King Jabin of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The … Continue reading

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life wasted on hating

life wasted on hating Lamentations 2:15-16 (JDV) Lamentations 2:15 All who pass by scornfully clap their hands at you. They hiss and shake their heads at Daughter Jerusalem: Is this the city that was called the perfection of beauty, the … Continue reading

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Achsah’s blessing

Achsah’s blessing Joshua 15:13-19 (JDV) Joshua 15:13 He gave Caleb son of Jephunneh the following portion among the descendants of Judah based on Yahveh’s instruction to Joshua: Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron; Arba was the father of Anak). Joshua 15:14 Caleb … Continue reading

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Gibeonites among us

Gibeonites among us Joshua 9:3-6 (JDV) Joshua 9:3 When the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai, Joshua 9:4 they acted deceptively. They gathered provisions and took worn-out sacks on their donkeys and old wineskins, … Continue reading

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not the time

not the time Joshua 8:1-2 (JDV) Joshua 8:1 Yahveh said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid or discouraged. Take all the troops with you and go attack Ai. Notice, I have handed over to you the king of Ai, his … Continue reading

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silent soldiers

silent soldiers Joshua 6:8-14 (JDV) Joshua 6:8 After Joshua had spoken to the troops, seven priests carrying seven trumpets in front of Yahveh moved forward and blew the trumpets; the ark of Yahveh’s covenant followed them. Joshua 6:9 While the … Continue reading

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who is listening

Psalm 59:6-7 (JDV) Psalm 59:6 They return at evening, in uproar like dogs and prowling around the city. Psalm 59:7 Notice, they spew from their mouths – sharp words from their lips. “Because who,” they say, “is listening?” David’s enemies … Continue reading

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deaf cobra

deaf cobra Psalm 58:3-5 (JDV) Psalm 58:3 The wicked go astray from the womb; liars wander about from birth. Psalm 58:4 They have venom like the venom of a snake, like the deaf cobra who stops up his ears, Psalm … Continue reading

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