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So when this corruptible shall have put on Incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written. Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death ! where is thy sting ? O grave I where is thy victory ?
The sting of death is sin ; and the strength of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your SaMr *s not in vain in the Lord.
' Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God ?
Hast thou not known ? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary ? there is no searching of His understanding. He giveth power to the faint and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength ; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary l and they shall walk, and not faint.
Leader. Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, Saith your God.
Response. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned : for she hath received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins.
L. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
R. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain :
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, tad all flesh shall see it together : for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry ? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth ; because the Spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth : but the word of our God shall stand forever.
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength ; lift it up, be not afraid ; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God !
Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him : behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.
He shall feed His flock like a shepherd : He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance ?
Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being His counselor hath taught Him ?
With whom took He counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of judgment, and taught Him knowledge, and shewed to Him the way of understanding ?
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance : behold, He taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
Leader. The Lord is my light and my salvation ; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid ?
Response. When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
L. Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this I will be confident.
R. One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after ; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in Hia temple.
For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me ; He shall set me up upon a rock.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice t have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto Thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
Hide not Thy face far from me; put not Thy servant away in anger: Thou hast been my help ; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.
Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the hand of the living.
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord t my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed.
Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I can not speak.
I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
Will the Lord cast off forever? and will He be favorable no more ?
Is His mercy clean gone forever ? doth His | promise fail for evermore ?