1 Rebuke me not, O Lord, in your anger,
neither chasten me in your heavy displeasure.
2 For your arrows have stuck fast in me
and your hand presses hard upon me.
3 There is no health in my flesh
because of your indignation;
there is no peace in my bones because of my sin.
4 For my iniquities have gone over my head;
their weight is a burden too heavy to bear.
5 My wounds stink and fester
because of my foolishness.
6 I am utterly bowed down and brought very low;
I go about mourning all the day long.
7 My loins are filled with searing pain;
there is no health in my flesh.
8 I am feeble and utterly crushed;
I roar aloud because of the disquiet of my heart.
9 O Lord, you know all my desires
and my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart is pounding, my strength has failed me;
the light of my eyes is gone from me.
11 My friends and companions stand apart from my affliction;
my neighbours stand afar off.
12 Those who seek after my life lay snares for me;
and those who would harm me whisper evil
and mutter slander all the day long.
13 But I am like one who is deaf and hears not,
like one that is dumb, who does not open his mouth.
14 I have become like one who does not hear
and from whose mouth comes no retort.
15 For in you, Lord, have I put my trust;
you will answer me, O Lord my God.
16 For I said, Let them not triumph over me,
those who exult over me when my foot slips.
17 Truly, I am on the verge of falling
and my pain is ever with me.
18 I will confess my iniquity
and be sorry for my sin.
19 Those that are my enemies without any cause are mighty,
and those who hate me wrongfully are many in number.
20 Those who repay evil for good are against me,
because the good is what I seek.
21 Forsake me not, O Lord;
be not far from me, O my God.
22 Make haste to help me,
O Lord of my salvation.
23Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. 2Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the Lord. 3Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. 4I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord.
5 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: The Lord is our righteousness.
7 Therefore, the days are surely coming, says the Lord, when it shall no longer be said, As the Lord lives who brought the people of Israel up out of the land of Egypt,
8but As the Lord lives who brought out and led the offspring of the house of Israel out of the land of the north and out of all the lands where he* had driven them. Then they shall live in their own land.
52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53So Jesus said to them, Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; 55for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. 56Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live for ever. 59He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.
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