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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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anybody’s fool

anybody’s fool Psalm 53:1 (JDV) Psalm 53:1 The fool says in his heart, “There’s no God.” They are corrupt, and they do repulsive things. There is no one who does good. anybody’s fool Once you divorce yourself from the existence … Continue reading

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financial peace begins here

financial peace begins here Psalm 49:1-4 (JDV) Psalm 49:1 Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who inhabit this lifetime, Psalm 49:2 both low and high, rich and poor together. Psalm 49:3 My mouth speaks wisdom; my heart’s meditation brings … Continue reading

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the wisdom of praise

the wisdom of praise Psalm 47:6-7 (JDV) Psalm 47:6 Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our King, sing praise! Psalm 47:7 Sing a song of wisdom, because God is King of the whole land. the wisdom of … Continue reading

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not cautious enough

not cautious enough Jeremiah 40:13-16 (JDV) Jeremiah 40:13 Johanan son of Kareah and all the commanders of the armies in the countryside came to Gedaliah at Mizpah Jeremiah 40:14 and warned him, “You certainly know that Baalis, king of the … Continue reading

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trusting the judges

  trusting the judges Deuteronomy 17:8 -11 (JDV) Deuteronomy 17:8 “If a judgment is too extraordinary1 for you – concerning bloodshed, lawsuits, or assaults – cases disputed at your city gates, then go up to the place Yahveh your God … Continue reading

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judgment balance

  Deuteronomy 14-17 (JDV) Deuteronomy 1:14 “You answered1 me, ‘What you propose to do is good.’ Deuteronomy 1:15 “So I took the leaders of your tribes, wise and respected men, and set them over you as leaders: commanders for thousands, … Continue reading

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not enough chiefs

  Deuteronomy 1:9-13 (JDV) Deuteronomy 1:9 “I spoke to you at that time, and this is what I said: I can’t bear the responsibility for you on my own. Deuteronomy 1:10 Yahveh your God has so multiplied you that notice1 … Continue reading

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horse sense

  Psalm 33:16-19 Psalm 33:16 A king is not saved by a large army; a warrior will not be rescued by great strength. Psalm 33:17 The horse is a false hope for safety; it provides no escape by its great … Continue reading

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