Daily Devotional

by Larry Stockstill

With amazing accuracy, Zechariah looked down the corridor of time and described Jesus Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Without the Holy Spirit, how could Zechariah have possibly known that one day Christ would indeed be riding on a little donkey, with thousands of adoring worshipers shouting and laying palm branches in the road? Matthew was an eyewitness of this exact scene and quoted Zechariah, the prophet who had predicted it (Matthew 21:5).

There are sixty-one direct prophecies such as this one, which had to be fulfilled in perfect sequence for Jesus to fulfill all the Old Testament predictions of the Messiah. According to renowned mathematician and scientist Peter Stoner, if the prophets had concocted in their own wisdom only eight prophecies, the odds of having all eight come true in any one person would be the same as the odds of someone who is blindfolded finding-on his first try-a marked silver dollar in the state of Texas, with the entire state buried two feet deep in silver dollars!

Let's bow today, not before the babe in the manger, but before the mighty King who "will bring peace to the nations" (Zechariah 9:10)!

Zechariah 9:1-17

Judgment on Israel’s Enemies

A prophecy:S Isa 13:1; Jer 23:33

The word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrak

and will come to rest on DamascusIsa 17:1; S Am 1:5

for the eyes of all people and all the tribes of Israel

are on the LordOr Damascus. / For the eye of the Lord is on all people, / as well as on the tribes of Israel,

and on HamathS Jer 49:23 too, which borders on it,

and on TyreEze 28:1-19 and Sidon,S Ge 10:15 though they are very skillful.

Tyre has built herself a stronghold;

she has heaped up silver like dust,

and gold like the dirt of the streets.Job 27:16; S Eze 28:4

But the Lord will take away her possessions

and destroyS Isa 23:11 her power on the sea,

and she will be consumed by fire.S Isa 23:1; Jer 25:22; Eze 26:3-5; 27:32-36; 28:18

AshkelonJer 47:5 will see it and fear;

Gaza will writhe in agony,

and Ekron too, for her hope will wither.

Gaza will lose her king

and Ashkelon will be deserted.

A mongrel people will occupy Ashdod,

and I will put an endS Isa 14:30 to the pride of the Philistines.

I will take the blood from their mouths,

the forbidden food from between their teeth.

Those who are left will belong to our GodS Job 25:2

and become a clan in Judah,

and Ekron will be like the Jebusites.S Jer 47:1; S Joel 3:4; S Zep 2:4

But I will encampS Isa 26:1 at my temple

to guard it against marauding forces.Zec 14:21

Never again will an oppressor overrun my people,

for now I am keeping watch.S Isa 52:1; S 54:14; S Joel 3:17

The Coming of Zion’s King

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!S Isa 62:11

Shout,S 1Ki 1:39 Daughter Jerusalem!

See, your king comes to you,S Ps 24:7; S 149:2; Mic 4:8

righteous and victorious,Isa 9:6-7; 43:3-11; Jer 23:5-6; Zep 3:14-15; Zec 2:10

lowly and riding on a donkey,S Ge 49:11; S 1Ki 1:33

on a colt, the foal of a donkey.Mt 21:5*; Jn 12:15*

10 I will take away the chariots from Ephraim

and the warhorses from Jerusalem,

and the battle bow will be broken.Hos 1:7; 2:18; Mic 4:3; 5:10; Zec 10:4

He will proclaim peaceS Isa 2:4 to the nations.

His rule will extend from sea to sea

and from the RiverThat is, the Euphrates to the ends of the earth.Ps 72:8

11 As for you, because of the blood of my covenantS Ex 24:8; S Mt 26:28; S Lk 22:20 with you,

I will free your prisonersS Isa 10:4; S 42:7 from the waterless pit.Jer 38:6

12 Return to your fortress,S Joel 3:16 you prisoners of hope;

even now I announce that I will restore twiceS Dt 21:17; S Isa 40:2 as much to you.

13 I will bend Judah as I bend my bowS 2Sa 22:35

and fill it with Ephraim.S Isa 49:2

I will rouse your sons, Zion,

against your sons, Greece,S Joel 3:6

and make you like a warrior’s sword.S Jer 51:20

The Lord Will Appear

14 Then the Lord will appear over them;Isa 31:5

his arrow will flash like lightning.Ps 18:14; S Hab 3:11

The Sovereign Lord will sound the trumpet;S Lev 25:9; S Mt 24:31

he will march in the stormsIsa 21:1; 66:15 of the south,

15 and the Lord Almighty will shieldIsa 31:5; 37:35; Zec 12:8 them.

They will destroy

and overcome with slingstones.Zec 14:3

They will drink and roar as with wine;Zec 10:7

they will be full like a bowlZec 14:20

used for sprinklingOr bowl, / like the cornersS Ex 27:2 of the altar.

16 The Lord their God will save his people on that dayS Isa 10:20

as a shepherd saves his flock.

They will sparkle in his land

like jewels in a crown.S Jer 31:11

17 How attractive and beautiful they will be!

Grain will make the young men thrive,

and new wine the young women.

Judgment against Israel’s Enemies

This is the messageHebrew An Oracle: The message. from the Lord against the land of AramHebrew land of Hadrach. and the city of Damascus, for the eyes of humanity, including all the tribes of Israel, are on the Lord.

Doom is certain for Hamath,

near Damascus,

and for the cities of Tyre and Sidon,

though they are so clever.

Tyre has built a strong fortress

and has made silver and gold

as plentiful as dust in the streets!

But now the Lord will strip away Tyre’s possessions

and hurl its fortifications into the sea,

and it will be burned to the ground.

The city of Ashkelon will see Tyre fall

and will be filled with fear.

Gaza will shake with terror,

as will Ekron, for their hopes will be dashed.

Gaza’s king will be killed,

and Ashkelon will be deserted.

Foreigners will occupy the city of Ashdod.

I will destroy the pride of the Philistines.

I will grab the bloody meat from their mouths

and snatch the detestable sacrifices from their teeth.

Then the surviving Philistines will worship our God

and become like a clan in Judah.Hebrew like a leader in Judah.

The Philistines of Ekron will join my people,

as the ancient Jebusites once did.

I will guard my Temple

and protect it from invading armies.

I am watching closely to ensure

that no more foreign oppressors overrun my people’s land.

Zion’s Coming King

Rejoice, O people of Zion!Hebrew O daughter of Zion!

Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem!

Look, your king is coming to you.

He is righteous and victorious,Hebrew and is being vindicated.

yet he is humble, riding on a donkey—

riding on a donkey’s colt.

10 I will remove the battle chariots from IsraelHebrew Ephraim, referring to the northern kingdom of Israel; also in 9:13.

and the warhorses from Jerusalem.

I will destroy all the weapons used in battle,

and your king will bring peace to the nations.

His realm will stretch from sea to sea

and from the Euphrates RiverHebrew the river. to the ends of the earth.Or the end of the land.

11 Because of the covenant I made with you,

sealed with blood,

I will free your prisoners

from death in a waterless dungeon.

12 Come back to the place of safety,

all you prisoners who still have hope!

I promise this very day

that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.

13 Judah is my bow,

and Israel is my arrow.

JerusalemHebrew Zion. is my sword,

and like a warrior, I will brandish it against the Greeks.Hebrew the sons of Javan.

14 The Lord will appear above his people;

his arrows will fly like lightning!

The Sovereign Lord will sound the ram’s horn

and attack like a whirlwind from the southern desert.

15 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies will protect his people,

and they will defeat their enemies by hurling great stones.

They will shout in battle as though drunk with wine.

They will be filled with blood like a bowl,

drenched with blood like the corners of the altar.

16 On that day the Lord their God will rescue his people,

just as a shepherd rescues his sheep.

They will sparkle in his land

like jewels in a crown.

17 How wonderful and beautiful they will be!

The young men will thrive on abundant grain,

and the young women will flourish on new wine.

The burden of the word of the Lord in the land of Hadrach, and Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the Lord.

And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise.

And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.

Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.

And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.

And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with mine eyes.

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.

11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.

12 Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;

13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.

14 And the Lord shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord God shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.

15 The Lord of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners of the altar.

16 And the Lord their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.

17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.

Revelation 17:1-18

Babylon, the Prostitute on the Beast

17 One of the seven angelsS Rev 15:1 who had the seven bowlsRev 15:7 came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishmentRev 16:19 of the great prostitute,ver 5, 15, 16; Isa 23:17; Rev 19:2 who sits by many waters.Jer 51:13With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”S Rev 14:8

Then the angel carried me away in the SpiritS Rev 1:10 into a wilderness.Rev 12:6, 14 There I saw a woman sitting on a scarletRev 18:12, 16 beast that was covered with blasphemous namesRev 13:1 and had seven heads and ten horns.S Rev 12:3The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls.Eze 28:13; Rev 18:16 She held a golden cupJer 51:7; Rev 18:6 in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries.ver 2; S Rev 14:8The name written on her forehead was a mystery:ver 7

babylon the greatS Rev 14:8

the mother of prostitutesver 1, 2

and of the abominations of the earth.

I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people,Rev 16:6; 18:24 the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.

When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mysteryver 5 of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns.ver 3; S Rev 12:3The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the AbyssS Lk 8:31 and go to its destruction.Rev 13:10 The inhabitants of the earthS Rev 3:10 whose names have not been written in the book of lifeS Rev 20:12 from the creation of the world will be astonishedRev 13:3 when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.

“This calls for a mind with wisdom.Rev 13:18 The seven headsver 3 are seven hills on which the woman sits.10 They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while.11 The beast who once was, and now is not,ver 8 is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.

12 “The ten hornsS Rev 12:3 you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hourRev 18:10, 17, 19 will receive authority as kings along with the beast.13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.ver 1714 They will wage warS Rev 16:14 against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph overS Jn 16:33 them because he is Lord of lords and King of kingsS 1Ti 6:15—and with him will be his called, chosenMt 22:14 and faithful followers.”

15 Then the angel said to me, “The watersver 1; Isa 8:7; Jer 47:2 you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.S Rev 13:716 The beast and the ten hornsS Rev 12:3 you saw will hate the prostitute.ver 1 They will bring her to ruinRev 18:17, 19 and leave her naked;Eze 16:37, 39 they will eat her fleshRev 19:18 and burn her with fire.Rev 18:817 For God has put it into their hearts2Co 8:16 to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority,ver 13 until God’s words are fulfilled.Jer 39:16; Rev 10:718 The woman you saw is the great cityRev 16:19; 18:10, 18, 19, 21 that rules over the kings of the earth.”

The Great Prostitute

17 One of the seven angels who had poured out the seven bowls came over and spoke to me. “Come with me,” he said, “and I will show you the judgment that is going to come on the great prostitute, who rules over many waters.The kings of the world have committed adultery with her, and the people who belong to this world have been made drunk by the wine of her immorality.”

So the angel took me in the SpiritOr in spirit. into the wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that had seven heads and ten horns, and blasphemies against God were written all over it.The woman wore purple and scarlet clothing and beautiful jewelry made of gold and precious gems and pearls. In her hand she held a gold goblet full of obscenities and the impurities of her immorality.A mysterious name was written on her forehead: “Babylon the Great, Mother of All Prostitutes and Obscenities in the World.”I could see that she was drunk—drunk with the blood of God’s holy people who were witnesses for Jesus. I stared at her in complete amazement.

“Why are you so amazed?” the angel asked. “I will tell you the mystery of this woman and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns on which she sits.The beast you saw was once alive but isn’t now. And yet he will soon come up out of the bottomless pitOr the abyss, or the underworld. and go to eternal destruction. And the people who belong to this world, whose names were not written in the Book of Life before the world was made, will be amazed at the reappearance of this beast who had died.

“This calls for a mind with understanding: The seven heads of the beast represent the seven hills where the woman rules. They also represent seven kings.10 Five kings have already fallen, the sixth now reigns, and the seventh is yet to come, but his reign will be brief.

11 “The scarlet beast that was, but is no longer, is the eighth king. He is like the other seven, and he, too, is headed for destruction.12 The ten horns of the beast are ten kings who have not yet risen to power. They will be appointed to their kingdoms for one brief moment to reign with the beast.13 They will all agree to give him their power and authority.14 Together they will go to war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will defeat them because he is Lord of all lords and King of all kings. And his called and chosen and faithful ones will be with him.”

15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters where the prostitute is ruling represent masses of people of every nation and language.16 The scarlet beast and his ten horns all hate the prostitute. They will strip her naked, eat her flesh, and burn her remains with fire.17 For God has put a plan into their minds, a plan that will carry out his purposes. They will agree to give their authority to the scarlet beast, and so the words of God will be fulfilled.18 And this woman you saw in your vision represents the great city that rules over the kings of the world.”

17 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Psalm 145:1-21

Psalm 145This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which (including verse 13b) begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

A psalm of praise. Of David.

I will exalt you,Ps 30:1; 34:1 my God the King;Ps 2:6; 5:2

I will praise your nameS Ps 54:6 for ever and ever.

Every day I will praiseS Ps 71:6 you

and extol your namePs 34:1; Isa 25:1; 26:8 for ever and ever.

GreatS Ps 95:3 is the Lord and most worthy of praise;S 2Sa 22:4; Ps 96:4

his greatness no one can fathom.S Job 5:9

One generationPs 22:30 commends your works to another;

they tellS Dt 11:19 of your mighty acts.S Ps 71:16

They speak of the glorious splendorPs 96:6; 148:13 of your majesty—

and I will meditate on your wonderful works.Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); Masoretic Text On the glorious splendor of your majesty / and on your wonderful works I will meditateS Ps 75:1

They tellPs 78:4 of the power of your awesome works—S Ps 66:3

and I will proclaimS Dt 32:3 your great deeds.Ps 75:1; 106:22

They celebrate your abundant goodnessS Ex 18:9; S Ps 27:13

and joyfully singS Ps 5:11; S 101:1 of your righteousness.S Ps 138:5

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,S Ps 86:15; 103:8

slow to anger and rich in love.S Ps 86:5

The Lord is goodS 1Ch 16:34; S Ps 136:1; Mt 19:17; Mk 10:18 to all;

he has compassionPs 103:13-14 on all he has made.

10 All your works praise you,S Ps 8:6; S 103:22; S 139:14 Lord;

your faithful people extolPs 30:4; 148:14; 149:9 you.Ps 115:17-18

11 They tell of the glory of your kingdomver 12-13; S Ex 15:2; Mt 6:33

and speak of your might,Ps 21:13

12 so that all people may know of your mighty actsS Ps 75:1; 105:1

and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.ver 11; Ps 103:19; Isa 2:10, 19, 21

13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,S Ex 15:18; 1Ti 1:17; 2Pe 1:11; Rev 11:15

and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthyS Dt 7:9; S 1Co 1:9 in all he promisesS Jos 23:14

and faithful in all he does.One manuscript of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text do not have the last two lines of verse 13.

14 The Lord upholdsS Ps 37:17 all who fall

and lifts up allS 1Sa 2:8; Ps 146:8 who are bowed down.S Ps 38:6

15 The eyes of all look to you,

and you give them their foodS Ge 1:30; S Job 28:5; S Ps 37:25; S Mt 6:26 at the proper time.

16 You open your hand

and satisfy the desiresS Ps 90:14; S 104:28 of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteousS Ex 9:27; S Ezr 9:15 in all his ways

and faithful in all he does.ver 13

18 The Lord is nearS Nu 23:21; S Ps 46:1; Php 4:5 to all who call on him,Ps 18:6; 80:18

to all who call on him in truth.

19 He fulfills the desiresS Ps 20:4 of those who fear him;S Job 22:28

he hears their cryS Ps 31:22; S 40:1 and saves them.S 1Sa 10:19; Ps 7:10; 34:18

20 The Lord watches overS Ps 1:6 all who love him,Ps 31:23; 91:14; 97:10

but all the wicked he will destroy.S Ps 94:23

21 My mouth will speakPs 71:8 in praise of the Lord.

Let every creaturePs 65:2; 150:6 praise his holy nameS Ex 3:15; S Ps 30:4; S 99:3

for ever and ever.

Psalm 145This psalm is a Hebrew acrostic poem; each verse (including 13b) begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

A psalm of praise of David.

I will exalt you, my God and King,

and praise your name forever and ever.

I will praise you every day;

yes, I will praise you forever.

Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!

No one can measure his greatness.

Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;

let them proclaim your power.

I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor

and your wonderful miracles.

Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue;

I will proclaim your greatness.

Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness;

they will sing with joy about your righteousness.

The Lord is merciful and compassionate,

slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.

The Lord is good to everyone.

He showers compassion on all his creation.

10 All of your works will thank you, Lord,

and your faithful followers will praise you.

11 They will speak of the glory of your kingdom;

they will give examples of your power.

12 They will tell about your mighty deeds

and about the majesty and glory of your reign.

13 For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.

You rule throughout all generations.

The Lord always keeps his promises;

he is gracious in all he does.As in Dead Sea Scrolls and Greek and Syriac versions; the Masoretic Text lacks the final two lines of this verse.

14 The Lord helps the fallen

and lifts those bent beneath their loads.

15 The eyes of all look to you in hope;

you give them their food as they need it.

16 When you open your hand,

you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous in everything he does;

he is filled with kindness.

18 The Lord is close to all who call on him,

yes, to all who call on him in truth.

19 He grants the desires of those who fear him;

he hears their cries for help and rescues them.

20 The Lord protects all those who love him,

but he destroys the wicked.

21 I will praise the Lord,

and may everyone on earth bless his holy name

forever and ever.

145 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.

They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.

11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Proverbs 30:32

32 “If you play the fool and exalt yourself,

or if you plan evil,

clap your hand over your mouth!S Job 29:9

32 If you have been a fool by being proud or plotting evil,

cover your mouth in shame.

32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.

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