When you sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you;
Don't eat the food of him who has a stingy eye, and don't crave his delicacies:
for as he thinks about the cost, so he is. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, but his heart is not with you.
The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up, and lose your good words.
Don't be among ones drinking too much wine, or those who gorge themselves on meat:
The father of the righteous has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.
"They hit me, and I was not hurt! They beat me, and I don't feel it! When will I wake up? I can do it again. I can find another."
A wise man has great power; and a knowledgeable man increases strength;
Rescue those who are being led away to death! Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter!
My son, eat honey, for it is good; the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to your taste:
Don't exalt yourself in the presence of the king, or claim a place among great men;
Have you found honey? Eat as much as is sufficient for you, lest you eat too much, and vomit it.
As one who takes away a garment in cold weather, or vinegar on soda, so is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat. If he is thirsty, give him water to drink:
It is not good to eat much honey; nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor.
As a dog that returns to his vomit, so is a fool who repeats his folly.
Like a madman who shoots torches, arrows, and death,
Whoever tends the fig tree shall eat its fruit. He who looks after his master shall be honored.
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
A man who is tormented by life blood will be a fugitive until death; no one will support him.
"The eye that mocks at his father, and scorns obedience to his mother: the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, the young eagles shall eat it.
"So is the way of an adulterous woman: she eats and wipes her mouth, and says, 'I have done nothing wrong.'
She looks well to the ways of her household, and doesn't eat the bread of idleness.
Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers;
My soul is also in great anguish. But you, the LORD--how long?
For in death there is no memory of you. In Sheol, who shall give you thanks?
He has also prepared for himself the instruments of death. He makes ready his flaming arrows.
the LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! For the Chief Musician. Set to "The Death of the Son." A Psalm by David.
Have mercy on me, the LORD. See my affliction by those who hate me, and lift me up from the gates of death;
Behold, and answer me, the LORD, my God. Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and don't call on the LORD?
There they were in great fear, for God is in the generation of the righteous.
The cords of death surrounded me. The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
The cords of Sheol were around me. The snares of death came on me.
He sent out his arrows, and scattered them; Yes, great lightning bolts, and routed them.
Then the channels of waters appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, the LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.
You have also given me the shield of your salvation. Your right hand sustains me. Your gentleness has made me great.
Then I beat them small as the dust before the wind. I cast them out as the mire of the streets.
He gives great deliverance to his king, and shows loving kindness to his anointed, to David and to his seed, forevermore. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
His going forth is from the end of the heavens, his circuit to its ends; There is nothing hidden from its heat.
Moreover by them is your servant warned. In keeping them there is great reward.
Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins. Let them not have dominion over me. Then I will be upright. I will be blameless and innocent of great transgression.
The king rejoices in your strength, the LORD! How greatly he rejoices in your salvation!
His glory is great in your salvation. You lay honor and majesty on him.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have brought me into the dust of death.
Of you comes my praise in the great assembly. I will pay my vows before those who fear him.
The humble shall eat and be satisfied. They shall praise the LORD who seek after him. Let your hearts live forever.
All the rich ones of the earth shall eat and worship. All those who go down to the dust shall bow before him, even he who can't keep his soul alive.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
For your name's sake, the LORD, pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh, even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
Don't deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen up against me, such as breathe out cruelty.
the LORD is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices. With my song I will thank him.
Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you, which you have worked for those who take refuge in you, before the sons of men!
For day and night your hand was heavy on me. My strength was sapped in the heat of summer. Selah.
For this, let everyone who is godly pray to you in a time when you may be found. Surely when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach to him.
By the LORD's word, the heavens were made; all their army by the breath of his mouth.
There is no king saved by the multitude of an army. A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
A horse is a vain thing for safety, neither does he deliver any by his great power.
to deliver their soul from death, to keep them alive in famine.
I will give you thanks in the great assembly. I will praise you among many people.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God. Your judgments are like a great deep. the LORD, you preserve man and animal.
I have seen the wicked in great power, spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
I am pained and bowed down greatly. I go mourning all day long.
Behold, you have made my days handbreadths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath." Selah.
When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.
I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Behold, I will not seal my lips, the LORD, you know.
I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart. I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation. I have not concealed your loving kindness and your truth from the great assembly.
Though you have crushed us in the haunt of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death.
The daughter of Tyre comes with a gift. The rich among the people entreat your favor.
For the LORD Most High is awesome. He is a great King over all the earth.
The princes of the peoples are gathered together, the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God. He is greatly exalted! A Song. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.
Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, on the north sides, the city of the great King.
For this God is our God forever and ever. He will be our guide even to death. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
They are appointed as a flock for Sheol. Death shall be their shepherd. The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning. Their beauty shall decay in Sheol, far from their mansion.
Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me.
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and don't call on God?
There they were in great fear, where no fear was, for God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you. You have put them to shame, because God has rejected them.
My heart is severely pained within me. The terrors of death have fallen on me.
Destructive forces are within her. Threats and lies don't depart from her streets.
Let death come suddenly on them. Let them go down alive into Sheol. For wickedness is in their dwelling, in the midst of them.
For you have delivered my soul from death, and prevented my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." A poem by David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.
For your great loving kindness reaches to the heavens, and your truth to the skies.
Break their teeth, God, in their mouth. Break out the great teeth of the young lions, the LORD.
Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns, he will sweep away the green and the burning alike.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress-- I will never be greatly shaken.
Surely men of low degree are just a breath, and men of high degree are a lie. In the balances they will go up. They are together lighter than a breath.
You visit the earth, and water it. You greatly enrich it. The river of God is full of water. You provide them grain, for so you have ordained it.
Tell God, "How awesome are your deeds! Through the greatness of your power, your enemies submit themselves to you.
The Lord announced the word. The ones who proclaim it are a great company.
while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of a dove sheathed with silver, her feathers with shining gold.
God is to us a God of deliverance. To the LORD, the Lord, belongs escape from death.
Your righteousness also, God, reaches to the heavens; you have done great things. God, who is like you?
For there are no struggles in their death, but their strength is firm.
They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.
You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces. You gave him as food to people and desert creatures.
In Judah, God is known. His name is great in Israel.
Your way, God, is in the sanctuary. What god is great like God?
Your way was through the sea; your paths through the great waters. Your footsteps were not known.
He rained down manna on them to eat, and gave them food from the sky.
He made a path for his anger. He didn't spare their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence,
When God heard this, he was angry, and greatly abhorred Israel;
Let the sighing of the prisoner come before you. According to the greatness of your power, preserve those who are sentenced to death.
But he would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat. I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock." A Psalm by Asaph.
God presides in the great assembly. He judges among the gods.
For you are great, and do wondrous things. You are God alone.
For your loving kindness is great toward me. You have delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.
The north and the south, you have created them. Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your name.
I will beat down his adversaries before him, and strike those who hate him.
Remember how short my time is! For what vanity have you created all the children of men!
What man is he who shall live and not see death, who shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.
He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is your shield and rampart.
How great are your works, the LORD! Your thoughts are very deep.
For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised! He is to be feared above all gods.
the LORD is great in Zion. He is high above all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name. He is Holy!
My heart is blighted like grass, and withered, for I forget to eat my bread.
For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mixed my drink with tears,
This will be written for the generation to come. A people which will be created will praise Yah.
to hear the groans of the prisoner; to free those who are condemned to death;
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him.
Bless the LORD, my soul. the LORD, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty.
There is the sea, great and wide, in which are innumerable living things, both small and large animals.
You hide your face: they are troubled; you take away their breath: they die, and return to the dust.
You send forth your Spirit: they are created. You renew the face of the ground.
He increased his people greatly, and made them stronger than their adversaries.
Thus they exchanged their glory for an image of a bull that eats grass.
They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt,
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron,
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bonds in sunder.
Their soul abhors all kinds of food. They draw near to the gates of death.
Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business in great waters;
Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders.
He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly. He doesn't allow their livestock to decrease.
For your loving kindness is great above the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
I will give great thanks to the LORD with my mouth. Yes, I will praise him among the multitude.
the LORD's works are great, pondered by all those who delight in them.
Praise Yah! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who delights greatly in his commandments.
Who is like the LORD, our God, who has his seat on high,
He will bless those who fear the LORD, both small and great.
The cords of death surrounded me, the pains of Sheol got a hold of me. I found trouble and sorrow.
For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
I believed, therefore I said, "I was greatly afflicted."
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
For his loving kindness is great toward us. the LORD's faithfulness endures forever. Praise Yah!
Yah has punished me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
Great are your tender mercies, the LORD. Revive me according to your ordinances.
I rejoice at your word, as one who finds great spoil.
Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them to stumble.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "the LORD has done great things for them."
the LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to stay up late, eating the bread of toil; for he gives sleep to his loved ones.
For you will eat the labor of your hands. You will be happy, and it will be well with you.
the LORD, my heart isn't haughty, nor my eyes lofty; nor do I concern myself with great matters, or things too wonderful for me.
For I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is above all gods.
They have ears, but they can't hear; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
To him who alone does great wonders; for his loving kindness endures forever:
To him who made the great lights; for his loving kindness endures forever:
To him who struck great kings; for his loving kindness endures forever;
Who gives food to every creature; for his loving kindness endures forever.
Yes, they will sing of the ways of the LORD; for great is the LORD's glory.
Don't incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice deeds of wickedness with men who work iniquity. Don't let me eat of their delicacies.
Man is like a breath. His days are like a shadow that passes away.
Stretch out your hand from above, rescue me, and deliver me out of great waters, out of the hands of foreigners;
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised! His greatness is unsearchable.
Men will speak of the might of your awesome acts. I will declare your greatness.
They will utter the memory of your great goodness, and will sing of your righteousness.
the LORD is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving kindness.
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power. His understanding is infinite.
He makes peace in your borders. He fills you with the finest of the wheat.
Let them praise the name of the LORD, For he commanded, and they were created.
Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures, and all depths!
wild animals and all livestock; small creatures and flying birds;
Praise him for his mighty acts! Praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Let everything that has breath praise Yah! Praise Yah!
and the Living one. I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. I have the keys of Death and of Hades.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of my God.
Don't be afraid of the things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you will have oppression for ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. He who overcomes won't be harmed by the second death.
But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to throw a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.
But I have this against you, that you tolerate your woman, Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. She teaches and seduces my servants to commit sexual immorality, and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
Behold, I will throw her into a bed, and those who commit adultery with her into great oppression, unless they repent of her works.
I will kill her children with Death, and all the assemblies will know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.
"To the angel of the assembly in Laodicea write: "The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Head of God's creation, says these things:
Before the throne was something like a sea of glass, similar to crystal. In the midst of the throne, and around the throne were four living creatures full of eyes before and behind.
The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like a man, and the fourth was like a flying eagle.
The four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within. They have no rest day and night, saying, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come!"
When the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to him who sits on the throne, to him who lives forever and ever,
"Worthy are you, our Lord and God, the Holy One, to receive the glory, the honor, and the power, for you created all things, and because of your desire they existed, and were created!"
I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.
Now when he had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
I saw, and I heard something like a voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousands of ten thousands, and thousands of thousands;
I heard every created thing which is in heaven, on the earth, under the earth, on the sea, and everything in them, saying, "To him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb be the blessing, the honor, the glory, and the dominion, forever and ever! Amen!"
The four living creatures said, "Amen!" The elders fell down and worshiped.
I saw that the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as with a voice of thunder, "Come and see!"
When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, "Come!"
Another came forth, a red horse. To him who sat on it was given power to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another. There was given to him a great sword.
When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come and see!" And behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a balance in his hand.
I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A choenix of wheat for a denarius, and three choenix of barley for a denarius! Don't damage the oil and the wine!"
When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see!"
And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it, his name was Death. Hades followed with him. Authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, with famine, with death, and by the wild animals of the earth was given to him.
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been killed for the Word of God, and for the testimony of the Lamb which they had.
I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became as blood.
The stars of the sky fell to the earth, like a fig tree dropping its unripe figs when it is shaken by a great wind.
for the great day of his wrath has come; and who is able to stand?"
After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
All the angels were standing around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before his throne, and worshiped God,
I told him, "My lord, you know." He said to me, "These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb's blood.
They will never be hungry, neither thirsty any more; neither will the sun beat on them, nor any heat;
The second angel sounded, and something like a great burning mountain was thrown into the sea. One third of the sea became blood,
and one third of the living creatures which were in the sea died. One third of the ships were destroyed.
The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from the sky, burning like a torch, and it fell on one third of the rivers, and on the springs of the waters.
In those days people will seek death, and will in no way find it. They will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
saying to the sixth angel who had one trumpet, "Free the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates!"
and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there will no longer be delay,
I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. He said to me, "Take it, and eat it up. It will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey."
I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up. It was as sweet as honey in my mouth. When I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter.
Their dead bodies will be in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
After the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet. Great fear fell on those who saw them.
In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
The seventh angel sounded, and great voices in heaven followed, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ. He will reign forever and ever!"
saying: "We give you thanks, Lord God, the Almighty, the one who is and who was; because you have taken your great power, and reigned.
The nations were angry, and your wrath came, as did the time for the dead to be judged, and to give your bondservants the prophets, their reward, as well as to the saints, and those who fear your name, to the small and the great; and to destroy those who destroy the earth."
God's temple that is in heaven was opened, and the ark of the Lord's covenant was seen in his temple. Lightnings, sounds, thunders, an earthquake, and great hail followed.
A great sign was seen in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
Another sign was seen in heaven. Behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven crowns.
The great dragon was thrown down, the old serpent, he who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
They overcame him because of the Lamb's blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn't love their life, even to death.
Therefore rejoice, heavens, and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has gone down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time."
Two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, so that she might be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
The beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
A mouth speaking great things and blasphemy was given to him. Authority to make war for forty-two months was given to him.
He performs great signs, even making fire come down out of the sky to the earth in the sight of people.
It was given to him to give breath to it, to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause as many as wouldn't worship the image of the beast to be killed.
He causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given marks on their right hands, or on their foreheads;
I heard a sound from heaven, like the sound of many waters, and like the sound of a great thunder. The sound which I heard was like that of harpists playing on their harps.
They sing a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the one hundred forty-four thousand, those who had been redeemed out of the earth.
Another, a second angel, followed, saying, "Babylon the great has fallen, which has made all the nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her sexual immorality."
Another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a great voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead, or on his hand,
Another angel came out from the altar, he who has power over fire, and he called with a great voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Send forth your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for the earth's grapes are fully ripe!"
The angel thrust his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vintage of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
I saw another great and marvelous sign in the sky: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them God's wrath is finished.
They sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God, the Almighty! Righteous and true are your ways, you King of the nations.
One of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever.
People were scorched with great heat, and people blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues. They didn't repent and give him glory.
The sixth poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates. Its water was dried up, that the way might be prepared for the kings that come from the sunrise.