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Isaiah 38

A. 1 In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death.  And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, “Thus says the LORD: Set your house in order, for you shall die, you shall not recover.”

B. 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, 3 and said, “Please, O LORD, remember how I have walked before you in faithfulness and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

B’. 4 Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah: 5 Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears.

A’. Behold, I will add fifteen years to your life. 6 I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria, and will defend this city.

A. 7 “This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he has promised: 8Behold, I will make the shadow cast by the declining sun on the dial of Ahaz turn back ten steps.” So the sun turned back on the dial the ten steps by which it had declined.c

B. 9 A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, after he had been sick and had recovered from his sickness:

C. 10 I said, In the middle of my days I must depart;
I am consigned to the gates of Sheol for the rest of my years.

D. 11 I said, I shall not see the LORDthe LORD in the land of the living; I shall look on man no more among the inhabitants of the world.

E. 12 My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me like a shepherd’s tent; like a weaver I have rolled up my life; he cuts me off from the loom; from day to night you bring me to an end; 13 I calmed myselfe until morning; like a lion he breaks all my bones;
from day to night you bring me to an end.

F. 14 Like a swallow or a crane I chirp; I moan like a dove. My eyes are weary with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety! 15 What shall I say? For he has spoken to me, and he himself has done it. I walk slowly all my years because of the bitterness of my soul.

G. 16 O Lord, by these things men live,  and in all these is the life of my spirit. 

G’. Oh restore me to health and make me live

F’. 17 Behold, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness; 

E’. but in love you have delivered my life from the pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back.

D’. 18 For Sheol does not thank you; death does not praise you;
those who go down to the pit do not hope for your faithfulness.
19 The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day;
the father makes known to the children your faithfulness

C’. 20 The LORD will save me, and we will play my music on stringed instruments all the days of our lives, at the house of the LORD.

B’. 21 Now Isaiah had said, “Let them take a cake of figs and apply it to the boil, that he may recover.

A’. 22 Hezekiah also had said, “What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?”



Psalm 67*


A. God be merciful unto us, and bless us;  and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

B. That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

C. Let the people praise thee, O God;
let all the people praise thee.

D. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy:

E. for thou shalt judge the people righteously,

D’. and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

C’. Let the people praise thee, O God;
let all the people praise thee.

B’. Then shall the earth yield her increase;

A’. and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Joshua 10:12-14

A. Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel,

B. Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon;
and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

C. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed,
until the people had avenged themselves upon their ene mies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher?

B’. So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven,
and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

A’. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.

Joshua 5:2-7


A  (2-4a)  At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time. And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.  And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise:

B  (4b)  All the people that came out of Egypt, that were males,

C  (4c)  even all the men of war,

D  (4d)  died in the wilderness by the way, after they came out of Egypt.

E  (5a)  Now all the people that came out were circumcised:

E’  (5b)  but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not circumcised.

D’  (6a)  For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness,

C’  (6b)  till all the people that were men of war,

B’  (6c)  which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

A’  (7)  And their children, whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way.

Note:  The circumcised died in the wilderness, the uncircumcised entered the land through faith!

Deuteronomy 34:9- Joshua 1:17

Note: earlier post edited as per comments.

A. 9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, 11 In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land, 12 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.

B. Joshua 1:1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, 2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.

C. 5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

D. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. 7 Only be thou strong and very courageous,

E. that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

F. 8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night,

E’. that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

D’. 9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:

C’. for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

B’. 10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, 11 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it.12 And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying, 13 Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land. 14 Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them; 15 Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD’s servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sunrising.

A’. 16 And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go. 17 According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the LORD thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses. 18 Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.


Exodus 33:20-23

A  (20)  And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

B  (21a)  And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me,

C  (21b-22a)

(i)  and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
(ii)  And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by,

C’  (22b)

(i’)  that I will put thee in a clift of the rock,
(ii’)  and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:

B’  (23a)  And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts:

A’  (23b)  but my face shall not be seen.



A (1:2-4) Question – why does God tolerate injustice?

B (1:5-11) Answer – God will judge through the Chaldeans

C (1:12-2:1) Complaint – the Babylonians are rapacious idolators

D (2:2-4) Answer – there is an appointed time. “The just shall live by faith”.

C’ (2:5-20) Five Woes on Babylon

B’ (3:1-15) The coming of the mighty Eloah

A’ (3:16-19) The perspective of faith

1 Peter 1:22-25

A. 22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God,

B. which liveth and abideth for ever.

C. 24 For all flesh is as grass,

and all the glory of man as the flower of grass.

C’. The grass withereth,

and the flower thereof falleth away:

B’. 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.

A’. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.


Psalm 51*

A. (1) Have mercy upon me, O God,
according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies
blot out my transgressions.

B. (2a) Wash me throughly from mine iniquity,
(2b) and cleanse me from my sin.

C. (3) For I acknowledge my transgressions:
(3b) and my sin is ever before me.
(4) Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
and done this evil in thy sight:

D. that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest,
and be clear when thou judgest.

C’. (5) Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
( 6) Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts:
and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

B’. (7) Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

A’. (8-9) Make me to hear joy and gladness;
that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Hide thy face from my sins,
and blot out all mine iniquities.

A.(8) Make me to hear joy and gladness;
that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

B. (9) Hide thy face from my sins,
and blot out all mine iniquities.

C. (10) Create in me a clean heart, O God;

C’. and renew a right spirit within me.

B’. (11) Cast me not away from thy presence;
and take not thy holy spirit from me.

A’. (12) Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
and uphold me with thy free spirit.

A. (13) Then will I teach transgressors thy ways;
and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

B. (14) Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,

B’. thou God of my salvation:

A’. and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
(15) O Lord, open thou my lips;
and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

A. (16) For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it:

B. thou delightest not in burnt offering.

C. (17) The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:
a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

D. (18) Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion:

D’ . build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

C’. (19) Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,

B’. with burnt offering and whole burnt offering:

A’. then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.