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Ezra chapter 1

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Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
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Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
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Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem.
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And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.
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Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem.
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And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all that was willingly offered.
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Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods;
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Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.
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And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives,
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Thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a second sort four hundred and ten, and other vessels a thousand.
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All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them of the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.

Psalm chapter 84

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How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
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My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
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Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.
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Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
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Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
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Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
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They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
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O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
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Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
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For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
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For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
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O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Psalm chapter 85

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LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
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Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
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Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
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Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
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Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
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Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
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Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.
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I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
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Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
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Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
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Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
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Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
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Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

Luke chapter 7

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Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
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And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
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And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
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And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
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For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
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Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
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Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
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For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
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When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
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And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
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And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
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Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
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And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
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And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
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And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
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And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
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And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
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And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things.
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And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
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When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
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And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
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Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
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And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
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And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
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But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
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But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
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This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
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For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
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And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
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But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
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And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
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They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
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For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
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The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
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But wisdom is justified of all her children.
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And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
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And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
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And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
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Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
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And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
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There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
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And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
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Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
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And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
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Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
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My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
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Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
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And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
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And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
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And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.