Bible Society of South Africa

Christmas: Second Sunday after Christmas Day

Psalm

12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!

Praise your God, O Zion!

13He keeps your gates strong;

he blesses your people.

14He keeps your borders safe

and satisfies you with the finest wheat.

15He gives a command to the earth,

and what he says is quickly done.

16He spreads snow like a blanket

and scatters frost like dust.

17He sends hail like gravel;

no one can endure the cold he sends!

18Then he gives a command, and the ice melts;

he sends the wind, and the water flows.

19He gives his message to his people,

his instructions and laws to Israel.

20He has not done this for other nations;

they do not know his laws.

Praise the LORD!

Psalms 147:12-20GNBOpen in Bible reader

Wisdom Led the Israelites Out of Egypt

15Wisdom once rescued an innocent and holy people from a nation of oppressors. 16She entered the soul of one of God's servants and stood up to dreaded kings by performing miracles. 17She rewarded God's people for their hardships. She guided them on a miraculous journey. She gave them shade during the day and brilliant starlight at night. 18She led them through the deep waters of the Red Sea, 19but she drowned their enemies and washed their bodies up on the shore. 20And so the righteous looted the ungodly. They sang hymns to your holy name, O Lord; together they praised you for defending them. 21Wisdom gave speech to those who could not speak; she even caused babies to speak clearly.

Wisdom 10:15-21GNBOpen in Bible reader
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