13 Happy are those who find wisdom,
and those who get understanding,
14 for her income is better than silver,
and her revenue better than gold.
15 She is more precious than jewels,
and nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her;
those who hold her fast are called happy.
31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. 33They answered him, We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, You will be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. 35The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there for ever. 36So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. 37I know that you are descendants of Abraham; yet you look for an opportunity to kill me, because there is no place in you for my word. 38I declare what I have seen in the Fathers presence; as for you, you should do what you have heard from the Father.*
1 O Lord, hear my prayer
and let my crying come before you.
2 Hide not your face from me
in the day of my distress.
3 Incline your ear to me;
when I call, make haste to answer me,
4 For my days are consumed in smoke
and my bones burn away as in a furnace.
5 My heart is smitten down and withered like grass,
so that I forget to eat my bread.
6 From the sound of my groaning
my bones cleave fast to my skin.
7 I am become like a vulture in the wilderness,
like an owl that haunts the ruins.
8 I keep watch and am become like a sparrow
solitary upon the housetop.
9 My enemies revile me all the day long,
and those who rage at me have sworn together against me.
10 I have eaten ashes for bread
and mingled my drink with weeping,
11 Because of your indignation and wrath,
for you have taken me up and cast me down.
12 My days fade away like a shadow,
and I am withered like grass.
13 But you, O Lord, shall endure for ever
and your name through all generations.
14 You will arise and have pity on Zion;
it is time to have mercy upon her;
surely the time has come.
15 For your servants love her very stones
and feel compassion for her dust.
16 Then shall the nations fear your name, O Lord,
and all the kings of the earth your glory,
17 When the Lord has built up Zion
and shown himself in glory;
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The Common Worship psalter is © The Archbishops Council of the Church of England, 2000.
Common Worship texts are available at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/liturgy/commonworship/
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