Daily Readings

Sat, 30 Jun 2018 - Stand fast

Daily Readings - Sat, 06/30/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: We Have an Anchor
Reading: Stand fast
Reference: 2 Thess. 2:13-17

II Thessalonians 2:13: But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
II Thessalonians 2:14: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
II Thessalonians 2:15: Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
II Thessalonians 2:16: Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
II Thessalonians 2:17: Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
(KJV)
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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - Steadfast

Daily Readings - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: We Have an Anchor
Reading: Steadfast
Reference: Acts 14:21-23

Acts 14:21: And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
Acts 14:22: Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
Acts 14:23: And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
(KJV)
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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 - Life and death

Daily Readings - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: We Have an Anchor
Reading: Life and death
Reference: Phil. 1:19-26

Philippians 1:19: For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Philippians 1:20: According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
Philippians 1:21: For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:22: But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
Philippians 1:23: For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
Philippians 1:24: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
Philippians 1:25: And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
Philippians 1:26: That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
(KJV)
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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 - Unmovable

Daily Readings - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: We Have an Anchor
Reading: Unmovable
Reference: Acts 20:18-38

Acts 20:18: And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,
Acts 20:19: Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:
Acts 20:20: And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,
Acts 20:21: Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 20:22: And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:
Acts 20:23: Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
Acts 20:24: But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Acts 20:25: And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
Acts 20:26: Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.
Acts 20:27: For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Acts 20:28: Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Acts 20:29: For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Acts 20:30: Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
Acts 20:31: Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Acts 20:32: And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Acts 20:33: I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.
Acts 20:34: Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
Acts 20:35: I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Acts 20:36: And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.
Acts 20:37: And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him,
Acts 20:38: Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.
(KJV)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2018 - Patience

Daily Readings - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: We Have an Anchor
Reading: Patience
Reference: Luke 21:10-19

Luke 21:10: Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
Luke 21:11: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Luke 21:12: But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.
Luke 21:13: And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
Luke 21:14: Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
Luke 21:15: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
Luke 21:16: And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
Luke 21:17: And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
Luke 21:18: But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
Luke 21:19: In your patience possess ye your souls.
(KJV)
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Mon, 25 Jun 2018 - Hope

Daily Readings - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: We Have an Anchor
Reading: Hope
Reference: Rom. 8:18-28

Romans 8:18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Romans 8:19: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Romans 8:20: For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Romans 8:21: Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Romans 8:22: For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Romans 8:23: And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Romans 8:24: For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
Romans 8:25: But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Romans 8:26: Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Romans 8:27: And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
(KJV)
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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 - Humility and repentance

Daily Readings - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Humility
Reading: Humility and repentance
Reference: 2 Chron. 7:11-14

II Chronicles 7:11: Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord, and the king’s house: and all that came into Solomon’s heart to make in the house of the Lord, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.
II Chronicles 7:12: And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.
II Chronicles 7:13: If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
II Chronicles 7:14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
(KJV)
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Sat, 23 Jun 2018 - Another humble beginning

Daily Readings - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Humility
Reading: Another humble beginning
Reference: 1 Sam. 9:21-27

I Samuel 9:21: And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou so to me?
I Samuel 9:22: And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the parlour, and made them sit in the chiefest place among them that were bidden, which were about thirty persons.
I Samuel 9:23: And Samuel said unto the cook, Bring the portion which I gave thee, of which I said unto thee, Set it by thee.
I Samuel 9:24: And the cook took up the shoulder, and that which was upon it, and set it before Saul. And Samuel said, Behold that which is left! set it before thee, and eat: for unto this time hath it been kept for thee since I said, I have invited the people. So Saul did eat with Samuel that day.
I Samuel 9:25: And when they were come down from the high place into the city, Samuel communed with Saul upon the top of the house.
I Samuel 9:26: And they arose early: and it came to pass about the spring of the day, that Samuel called Saul to the top of the house, saying, Up, that I may send thee away. And Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad.
I Samuel 9:27: And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God.
(KJV)
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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 - Like a little child

Daily Readings - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Humility
Reading: Like a little child
Reference: Matt. 18:1-5

Matthew 18:1: At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
Matthew 18:2: And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
Matthew 18:3: And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:4: Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:5: And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
(KJV)
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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - Fruits of a proud heart

Daily Readings - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Humility
Reading: Fruits of a proud heart
Reference: Isa. 3:16-24

Isaiah 3:16: Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
Isaiah 3:17: Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts.
Isaiah 3:18: In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
Isaiah 3:19: The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
Isaiah 3:20: The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
Isaiah 3:21: The rings, and nose jewels,
Isaiah 3:22: The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,
Isaiah 3:23: The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.
Isaiah 3:24: And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.
(KJV)
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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 - What God hates

Daily Readings - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Humility
Reading: What God hates
Reference: Prov. 6:12-19

Proverbs 6:12: A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
Proverbs 6:13: He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
Proverbs 6:14: Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
Proverbs 6:15: Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
Proverbs 6:16: These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
Proverbs 6:17: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs 6:18: An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Proverbs 6:19: A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
(KJV)
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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 - A proud man humbled

Daily Readings - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Humility
Reading: A proud man humbled
Reference: Dan. 4:28-37

Daniel 4:28: All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.
Daniel 4:29: At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.
Daniel 4:30: The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?
Daniel 4:31: While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.
Daniel 4:32: And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
Daniel 4:33: The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws.
Daniel 4:34: And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
Daniel 4:35: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
Daniel 4:36: At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.
Daniel 4:37: Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
(KJV)
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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 - A humble beginning

Daily Readings - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Humility
Reading: A humble beginning
Reference: 1 Kings 3:5-10

I Kings 3:5: In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
I Kings 3:6: And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
I Kings 3:7: And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
I Kings 3:8: And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
I Kings 3:9: Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
I Kings 3:10: And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
(KJV)
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Sun, 17 Jun 2018 - Speak the truth

Daily Readings - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Bridling Ourselves
Reading: Speak the truth
Reference: Ps. 15:1-5

Psalms 15:1: Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
Psalms 15:2: He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
Psalms 15:3: He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
Psalms 15:4: In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
Psalms 15:5: He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
(KJV)
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Sat, 16 Jun 2018 - A fool is full of words

Daily Readings - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Bridling Ourselves
Reading: A fool is full of words
Reference: Eccles. 10:11-15

Ecclesiastes 10:11: Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.
Ecclesiastes 10:12: The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
Ecclesiastes 10:13: The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
Ecclesiastes 10:14: A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
Ecclesiastes 10:15: The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.
(KJV)
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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 - Hearing when God speaks

Daily Readings - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Bridling Ourselves
Reading: Hearing when God speaks
Reference: Psalms 85:6-13

Psalms 85:6: Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
Psalms 85:7: Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.
Psalms 85:8: I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
Psalms 85:9: Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
Psalms 85:10: Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Psalms 85:11: Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Psalms 85:12: Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
Psalms 85:13: Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
(KJV)
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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 - Words of wisdom

Daily Readings - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Bridling Ourselves
Reading: Words of wisdom
Reference: Proverbs 8:1-9

Proverbs 8:1: Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
Proverbs 8:2: She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
Proverbs 8:3: She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
Proverbs 8:4: Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
Proverbs 8:5: O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
Proverbs 8:6: Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
Proverbs 8:7: For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
Proverbs 8:8: All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
Proverbs 8:9: They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
(KJV)
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 - Speak what you mean

Daily Readings - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Bridling Ourselves
Reading: Speak what you mean
Reference: James 5:7-12

James 5:7: Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
James 5:8: Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
James 5:9: Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
James 5:10: Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
James 5:11: Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
James 5:12: But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
(KJV)
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Tue, 12 Jun 2018 - The mouth of a scorner

Daily Readings - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Bridling Ourselves
Reading: The mouth of a scorner
Reference: Prov. 13:1-6

Proverbs 13:1: A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
Proverbs 13:2: A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.
Proverbs 13:3: He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Proverbs 13:4: The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Proverbs 13:5: A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.
Proverbs 13:6: Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
(KJV)
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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 - Jesus’s gracious words

Daily Readings - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 00:00
Lesson: Bridling Ourselves
Reading: Jesus’s gracious words
Reference: Luke 4:16-22

Luke 4:16: And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
Luke 4:17: And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
Luke 4:18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Luke 4:19: To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luke 4:20: And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
Luke 4:21: And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
Luke 4:22: And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?
(KJV)
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