1 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me;
all day long they assault and oppress me.
2 My adversaries trample over me all the day long;
many are they that make proud war against me.
3 In the day of my fear I put my trust in you,
in God whose word I praise.
4 In God I trust, and will not fear,
for what can flesh do to me?
5 All day long they wound me with words;
their every thought is to do me evil.
6 They stir up trouble; they lie in wait;
marking my steps, they seek my life.
7 Shall they escape for all their wickedness?
In anger, O God, cast the peoples down.
8 You have counted up my groaning;
put my tears into your bottle;
are they not written in your book?
9 Then shall my enemies turn back
on the day when I call upon you;
this I know, for God is on my side.
10 In God whose word I praise,
in the Lord whose word I praise,
in God I trust and will not fear:
what can flesh do to me?
11 To you, O God, will I fulfil my vows;
to you will I present my offerings of thanks,
12 For you will deliver my soul from death
and my feet from falling,
that I may walk before God in the light of the living.
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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