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Psalm 118

1  O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; 
   his mercy endures for ever.
2  Let Israel now proclaim, 
   ‘His mercy endures for ever.’
3  Let the house of Aaron now proclaim, 
   ‘His mercy endures for ever.’
4  Let those who fear the Lord proclaim, 
   ‘His mercy endures for ever.’
5  In my constraint I called to the Lord; 
   the Lord answered and set me free.
6  The Lord is at my side; I will not fear; 
   what can flesh do to me?
7  With the Lord at my side as my saviour, 
   I shall see the downfall of my enemies.
8  It is better to take refuge in the Lord 
   than to put any confidence in flesh.
9  It is better to take refuge in the Lord 
   than to put any confidence in princes.
10  All the nations encompassed me, 
   but by the name of the Lord I drove them back.
11  They hemmed me in, they hemmed me in on every side, 
   but by the name of the Lord I drove them back.
12  They swarmed about me like bees;
      they blazed like fire among thorns, 
   but by the name of the Lord I drove them back.
13  Surely, I was thrust to the brink, 
   but the Lord came to my help.
14  The Lord is my strength and my song, 
   and he has become my salvation.
15  Joyful shouts of salvation 
   sound from the tents of the righteous:
16  ‘The right hand of the Lord does mighty deeds;
      the right hand of the Lord raises up; 
   the right hand of the Lord does mighty deeds.’
17  I shall not die, but live 
   and declare the works of the Lord.
18  The Lord has punished me sorely, 
   but he has not given me over to death.
19  Open to me the gates of righteousness, 
   that I may enter and give thanks to the Lord.
20  This is the gate of the Lord; 
   the righteous shall enter through it.
21  I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me 
   and have become my salvation.
22  The stone which the builders rejected 
   has become the chief cornerstone.
23  This is the Lord’s doing, 
   and it is marvellous in our eyes.
24  This is the day that the Lord has made; 
   we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25  Come, O Lord, and save us we pray. 
   Come, Lord, send us now prosperity.
26  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; 
   we bless you from the house of the Lord.
27  The Lord is God; he has given us light; 
   link the pilgrims with cords
      right to the horns of the altar.
28  You are my God and I will thank you; 
   you are my God and I will exalt you.
29  O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; 
   his mercy endures for ever.

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Daniel 3: 19 - 4: 3*

The Fiery Furnace

19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was so filled with rage against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego that his face was distorted. He ordered the furnace to be heated up seven times more than was customary, 20and ordered some of the strongest guards in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and to throw them into the furnace of blazing fire. 21So the men were bound, still wearing their tunics,* their trousers,* their hats, and their other garments, and they were thrown into the furnace of blazing fire. 22Because the king’s command was urgent and the furnace was so overheated, the raging flames killed the men who lifted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. 23But the three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down, bound, into the furnace of blazing fire.

24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up quickly. He said to his counsellors, ‘Was it not three men that we threw bound into the fire?’ They answered the king, ‘True, O king.’ 25He replied, ‘But I see four men unbound, walking in the middle of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the fourth has the appearance of a god.’* 26Nebuchadnezzar then approached the door of the furnace of blazing fire and said, ‘Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!’ So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out from the fire. 27And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king’s counsellors gathered together and saw that the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men; the hair of their heads was not singed, their tunics* were not harmed, and not even the smell of fire came from them. 28Nebuchadnezzar said, ‘Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and delivered his servants who trusted in him. They disobeyed the king’s command and yielded up their bodies rather than serve and worship any god except their own God. 29Therefore I make a decree: Any people, nation, or language that utters blasphemy against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego shall be torn limb from limb, and their houses laid in ruins; for there is no other god who is able to deliver in this way.’ 30Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon.

Nebuchadnezzar’s Second Dream

4*King Nebuchadnezzar to all peoples, nations, and languages that live throughout the earth: May you have abundant prosperity! 2The signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me I am pleased to recount.
3 How great are his signs,
   how mighty his wonders!
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
   and his sovereignty is from generation to generation.

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Luke 4: 1-13

The Temptation of Jesus

4Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. 3The devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.’ 4Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, “One does not live by bread alone.”

5 Then the devil* led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6And the devil* said to him, ‘To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. 7If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.’ 8Jesus answered him, ‘It is written,
“Worship the Lord your God,
   and serve only him.”

9 Then the devil* took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10for it is written,
“He will command his angels concerning you,
   to protect you”,
11and
“On their hands they will bear you up,
   so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.”
12Jesus answered him, ‘It is said, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” 13When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.

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