DAILY MEDITATION - based on the ancient catholic daily Bible reading
Listen to me, you who know righteousness - God, you know my foolishness - "You said it."
and he has made my mouth like a sharp sword - My lips shall shout for joy! - A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another
He will not fail nor be discouraged, until he has set justice in the earth - Of whom shall I be afraid? - The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment
The Lord Yahweh has opened my ear - I am poured out like water - he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death - Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and gave up the spirit
and one king shall be king to them all - and they shall not sorrow any more at all - he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation
for to you have I revealed my cause - By my God, I leap over a wall - They sought again to seize him, and he went out of their hand
Come, and let us return to Yahweh - Against you, and you only, have I sinned - God, be merciful to me, a sinner!
be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods - Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven - For I haven't come of myself, but he sent me
and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way - like a sparrow that is alone on the housetop - As he spoke these things, many believed in him
Return again to the place of judgment, for they have borne false witness against her - He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake - and with his finger wrote on the ground
I will put my law in their inward parts - The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit - he became to all of those who obey him the author of eternal salvation - But if it dies, it bears much fruit
But I was like a gentle lamb that is led to the slaughter - The trouble he causes shall return to his own head - No man ever spoke like this man!
Yahweh repented of the evil which he said he would do to his people - Many times he delivered them - Yet you will not come to me, that you may have life
Yahweh has forsaken me - Yahweh is righteous in all his ways - because I don't seek my own will, but the will of my Father who sent me
and its fruit shall be for food, and its leaf for healing - God is in her midst. She shall not be moved - Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up
They shall build houses, and inhabit them - His favor is for a lifetime - The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way
but they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words - On the willows in its midst, we hung up our harps - even when we were dead through our trespasses - He who believes in him is not judged
I am like a green fir tree; from me your fruit is found - I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock - you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart
but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart - Today, oh that you would hear his voice! - He who doesn't gather with me scatters
Keep therefore and do them - His word runs very swiftly - I didn't come to destroy, but to fulfill
And now we cannot open our mouths - Good and upright is Yahweh - 'Lord, have patience with me, and I will repay you all!'
Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan - Why are you in despair, my soul? - But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way
You shall have no other gods before me - Yahweh's law is perfect, restoring the soul - Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men - for he himself knew what was in man
I have been with you wherever you went - You have broken down all his hedges - he didn't waver through unbelief - Behold, the virgin shall be with child
They hated him all the more for his dreams and for his words - He turned their heart to hate his people - This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and seize his inheritance
The heart is deceitful above all things - For Yahweh knows the way of the righteous - They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them
Shall evil be recompensed for good? - You have known my soul in adversities - but it is for whom it has been prepared by my Father
Bring no more vain offerings - Your tongue frames deceit - observe and do, but don't do their works
Lord, to us belongs confusion of face - Let the sighing of the prisoner come before you - Set free, and you will be set free