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First we run the race, and then comes the awards ceremony!
2 Timothy 4:6-8
We are to deal with spreading myths, legends and untruths in the church by preaching the word with great patience.
2 Timothy 4:1-5
All you need is scripture.
2 Timothy 3:10-17
Difficult times will come through evil men, but they will not make progress.
2 Timothy 3:1-9
Cure for Fear and Instability: Come and behold God's works, cease striving and get to know Him
Psalms 46
The honorable approach to deal with false teachers is to use kindness, patience and gentle correction.
2 Timothy 2:20-26
God's seal: He knows His children, and He keeps them faithful.
Call to Focus on the Truth
Remember Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:8-13
Geteiltes Leid ist halbes Leid.
2 Timothy 2:1-7
I want people like Onesiphorus to be on my team!
2 Timothy 1:15-18
To minister we need love, power and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:6-14
Come and see.  Come and hear.  Come and worship.
Psalms 66
Thank God for faithful mothers!
2 Timothy 1:3-5
When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.
Psalms 56
All who are seeking peace find it in Christ Jesus through His grace and mercy.
2 Timothy 1:1-2
How can we repay the lord for all His benefits?  We can't.  We can only glory in His free salvation and worship Him.
Psalms 116
Let our focus be on learning truth and not dealing with false teaching.
1 Timothy 6:20-21
Outline of Paul's Letter to Titus
Titus 1:1-3:15
I want to be like Tychicus - a faithful believer Paul could send where ever there was a need.
Titus 3:12-15
He saved us so that we would be made heirs!
Titus 3:1-11
The motive for godly behavior is to bring honor to God.
Titus 2:1-15
We must first walk the walk if we want to defend the talk.
Titus 1:5-9
For with you is the fountain of life.
Psalms 36
Outline of Paul's letter to the Ephesians.
Ephesians 1:1-6:24
When ministering, we should not only give information but also comfort hearts.
Ephesians 6:21-24
We wield the sword of the Word of God through Spirit-led prayer.
Ephesians 6:10-20
Draw near in faith, hold fast to hope, consider love.
Hebrews 10:19-25
As to Christ, as slaves of Christ, as to the Lord
Ephesians 6:5-9
Children need Christian discipline and instruction without provocation.
Ephesians 6:1-4
The basis of Paul's teaching to wives and husbands is his understanding of the hidden, but now revealed truth in Genesis 2:24.
Ephesians 5:22-33
The days are evil, therefore live right, know God's will and be filled with the Spirit.
Ephesians 5:15-21
There should not be even a hint of impurity among us.
Ephesians 5:1-5
List of sins which disrupt "the proper working of each individual part" necessary for "for the building up of the body in love". (Eph. 4:16)
Ephesians 4:25-32
It is the teaching of truth that leads to sanctification and truth is in Jesus.
Ephesians 4:17-24
Verse 16: The whole body...causes the growth of the body!
Ephesians 4:7-16
The brother who differs with me is in the same body, has the same Spirit, the same hope, the same Lord, the same faith, the same Father.
Ephesians 4:1-6
It is the indwelling of Christ through the Spirit that helps us comprehend the love of God and fills us with the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:14-21
We, being God's church (made up of both Jews and Gentiles), proclaim God's wisdom to the heavenly powers.
Ephesians 3:1-13
Christ establishes peace between humans by bringing humans into peace with the Father.
Ephesians 2:11-22
God, by His rich grace, has done three things for us: 1) made us alive with Christ, 2) raised us up with Him and 3) seated us with Him.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Having a spirit of wisdom and knowing God reveals to us that God has our past, future and present under His control.
Ephesians 1:15-23
We have been chosen and adopted into a mighty family.  Our sins have been forgiven and an inheritance awaits us.
Ephesians 1:3-14
Never underestimate the results, no matter how small the start, when God is at work.
Zechariah 4
A Christian = a saint = one faithful to Christ
Ephesians 1:1-2
Outline of John's first letter
1 John 1:1-5:21
Confidence in Prayer
1 John 5:13-21
Both the objective historical facts and the subjective witness of the Spirit testify about Jesus.
1 John 5:6-12
One can know a child of God because they love God and observe His commandments.
1 John 5:1-5
O God, let your love be perfected in me.
1 John 4:16-21
Acquire knowledge and testify boldly.
1 John 4:13-16
When we love one another, God's love is perfected in us!
1 John 4:7-12
At the core of false teaching is a false theology regarding Christ.
1 John 4:1-6
It is possible to have assurance that we are in the truth, and this assurance gives us confidence in prayer.
1 John 3:19-24
John Stott, "Jealousy-hatred-murder is a natural and terrible sequence."
1 John 3:11-18
Sinlessness is a result of Christ's first appearing.
1 John 3:4-10
What does seeing Him have to do with becoming like Him?
1 John 3:1-3
The question "Who is Jesus?" is what divides antichrists from true Christians and decides their eternal destiny.
1 John 2:18-29
Those who know God should not love the world.
1 John 2:12-17
We stumble when we leave the light because in darkness we cannot see where we are going.
1 John 2:3-11
Confession of sin brings forgiveness and sanctification because God is faithful and righteous.
1 John 1:5-2:2
The proclamation of Jesus results in true fellowship.
1 John 1:1-4
Jesus - a Messiah for the Gentiles and the Jews
Luke 2:22-35
The Great Shepherd announces to shepherds the birth of the passover lamb.
Luke 2:8-20
Every Christmas is a reminder of God's faithfulness to His covenant with Abraham.
Luke 1:67-79
God's sent Jesus because of His mercy He had promised to Abraham.  He is faithful and keeps His promises!
Luke 1:46-55
Outline of Paul's Letter to Philemon
Philemon 1-25
Christian work is team work.
Philemon 22-25
In verses 14 to 16 Paul shows Philemon how God has turned a bad situation to good for all involved.
Philemon 8-21
When God talks to us about suffering, He begins by addressing us as His beloved.
1 Peter 4:12-19
Our faith becomes effective through true knowledge.
Philemon 4-7
The church: Prisoners, brothers, beloved people, fellow workers, sisters and fellow soldiers living in the grace and peace of God.
Philemon 1-3
Outline of Paul's letter to the Colossians
Colossians 1:1-4:18
Above all, put on love.
Colossians 3:12-17
We can lay aside all anger, evil speech and lying due to the fact that all racial and social barriers have been torn down in Christ.
Colossians 3:5-11
Walk worthy; remain steadfast; give thanks.
Colossians 1:9-14
May the gospel constantly be bearing fruit and increasing in my life.
Colossians 1:3-8
Lord, help me to labor in prayer for my people.
Colossians 4:7-18
Pray for open doors to be able to clearly speak the mystery of Christ and then, when it comes, speak graciously.
Colossians 4:2-6
It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.
Colossians 3:18-4:1
Let us walk as children of light.
Ephesians 5:6-14
Let us live a life that matches the spiritual reality of our salvation.
Colossians 3:1-4
In Christ we grow with the growth that comes from God.  Who then can rob us of our prize?
Colossians 2:16-23
Rooted, built up and established - The result of Christ's work in us.
Colossians 2:6-15
The goal of our preaching is to present every man complete in Christ to Christ for Christ.
Colossians 1:24-2:5
Outline of Paul's Letter to the Philippians
Philippians 1:1-4:23
The halls of power cannot prevent the spread of the gospel.
Philippians 4:21-23
"It is more blessed to give than to receive." - Jesus in Acts 20:35
Philippians 4:15-20
Three ways to "continue in the faith": 1) be firmly established, 2) be steadfast and 3) do not be moved away from your hope.
Colossians 1:15-23
Faith in God results in contentment.
Philippians 4:10-14
The fact that the Lord is near encourages and motivates us in our daily walk.
Philippians 4:2-9
Our mindset determines our walk.
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Let us march together toward Christ.
Philippians 3:12-16
Paul’s Goal: to gain Christ, to be found in Him and to Know Him.
Philippians 3:1-11
Epaphroditus: An example of one, who did not look out for his own interests, but for the interests of others.
Philippians 2:25-30
Let us seek the interests of Christ.
Philippians 2:19-24
Rejoice in the sacrifice!
Philippians 2:12-18
What brings you joy? For Paul it was the church walking in the unity of Christ.
Philippians 2:1-11
Standing firm in the light of opposition confirms the gospel and is a sign of satan's defeat.
Philippians 1:27-30
Regard, respect, serve.
1 Timothy 6:1-2
I am impressed with Paul's ability to see God's hand in a very difficult situation.
Philippians 1:12-18
To live is Christ and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:18-26
The goal of refuting false teaching should include the restoration of the false teachers to sound faith.
Titus 1:10-16
Lord, help me to grab hold of true life.
1 Timothy 6:17-19
Consider the boldness of Paul's statement about those who disagree with his teaching!  How intolerant!
1 Timothy 6:3-10
Is the public reading of the scriptures an important aspect of our church services today?
1 Timothy 4:11-16
Let us remain steadfast in our faith.  Christ is coming!
1 Timothy 6:11-16
What are our reasons for thanksgiving in prayer?
Philippians 1:3-8
The peace of Christ is so much greater than the Pax Romana.
Philippians 1:1-2
Our future blamelessness starts now as we are filled with Christ's fruit of righteousness.  We are to live now like we will be later.
Philippians 1:9-11
Outline of Pauls first letter to Timothy.
1 Timothy 1:1-6:21
As leaders let us work hard at preaching and teaching.
1 Timothy 5:17-25
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress (James 1:27)
1 Timothy 5:3-16
In the "household of God" we are to relate to each other as family.
1 Timothy 5:1-2
The marks of a good servant of Christ: the study of God's word, personal application of that learned, and the teaching of others.
1 Timothy 4:6-10
It is a demonic lie to think that one can achieve inner holiness through outer abstinence.
1 Timothy 4:1-5
The church is the household of God - a reference back to 1 Timothy 3:4-5 (an elder must be one who manages his own household well).
1 Timothy 3:14-16
The qualifications for church servants arise out of the fact that they are looked up upon and thus must serve as good examples.
1 Timothy 3:8-13
There are important similarities between "managing a household" and "taking care of the church of God".
1 Timothy 3:1-7
Paul's extremely challenging to understand and apply instructions to women.
1 Timothy 2:9-15
Wrath and dissension block prayer.
1 Timothy 2:1-8
The means for fighting the good fight is through keeping the faith and being morally pure.
1 Timothy 1:18-20
Paul found mercy because God wanted to demonstrate His prefect patience to sinners.
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Let us teach the "the gospel of the glory of the blessed God"!
1 Timothy 1:8-11
The goal of our instruction must be love!
1 Timothy 1:3-7
O taste and see that the Lord is good.
Psalms 34
We have peace through God's grace and mercy.
1 Timothy 1:1-2
Let us soften our hearts by uniting what we hear from God with faith (Hebrews 4:2).
Psalms 95
The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord.
Psalms 33
True blessedness and joy come in an intimate relationship with the Lord.
Psalms 32
My times are in your hand.
Psalms 31
But a shout of joy comes in the morning.
Psalms 30
In the midst of the greatest storm or disaster, the Lord rules as king.
Psalms 29
A heart that trusts in Him received His help.
Psalms 28
Paul's structured approach to teaching sound doctrine - instruction, theological basis, command to teach and dealing with opposition.
Titus 1:1-3:15
We seek God's face because He first draws us to Him.
Psalms 27
Lord, I love the place where your glory dwells.
Psalms 26
He pardons my iniquity for His name's sake.
Psalms 25
Seek the glorious King in worship.
Psalms 24
The goodness of the Lord leads us to continually worship Him.
Psalms 23
But you, O Lord...
Psalms 22
Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.
Psalms 126
Through God's covenant loyalty we will never be shaken.
Psalms 21
But we will boast in the name of the Lord.
Psalms 20
Let us work towards the fulfillment of the vision of the nations streaming to the Lord!
Isaiah 2:1-5
The revelation of God's glory is available to all through that which He has made.
Psalms 19
He trains my hands for battle.
Psalms 18
Verse 15 is the psalmist version of Mt 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."
Psalms 17
True life is fullness of joy, which is found in God's presence.
Psalms 16
Outline of the Crucifixion and Resurrection According to Matthew
Matthew 26:3-28:20
Outline of the Gospel According to Matthew
Matthew 1:1-28:20
Jesus promises to be with you "the whole of every day".
Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus is alive!
Matthew 27:62-28:15
His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death — Isaiah 53:9
Matthew 27:55-61
It was the will of God and not the nails that held Jesus to the cross.
Matthew 27:38-54
Jesus, King of the Jews, is crucified.
Matthew 27:31-37
Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth. -- Issaiah 53:7
Matthew 27:11-30
God's will is accomplished in the midst of betrayals, mock trials, false witnesses, beatings and denials.
Matthew 26:47-27:10
Jesus' desire to do God's will overcame the deep distress of the coming crucifixion.
Matthew 26:36-46
The Lord's Supper - a living proclamation of Jesus' death until He comes again.
Matthew 26:20-35
In the midst of the scheming of evil people, one sees here God's hand at work.
Matthew 26:1-19
Outline of the fifth discourse in Matthew's gospel
Matthew 24:1-26:2
Jesus concludes His discourse by predicting His crucifixion in two days time.
Matthew 26:1-2
Faith in Christ is demonstrated in how one treats His children.
Matthew 25:31-46
Being read for the Parousia means diligently using everything He has entrusted to us for His glory while we wait.
Matthew 25:14-30
It is not possible to "share" preparedness for Jesus' coming.  Each person is responsible to be prepared.
Matthew 25:1-13
Jesus expects us to be diligently working for Him while we wait for His return.
Matthew 24:45-51
The Lord expects us to be alert and ready for His coming.
Matthew 24:42-44
Those not ready will be taken be surprise when Jesus returns.
Matthew 24:36-41
Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. (Psalm 119:89)
Matthew 24:32-35
The elect can be found in every corner of the earth.
Matthew 24:29-31
Protection against false witnesses is the true witness of Jesus: "Behold, I have told you in advance."
Matthew 24:22-28
The signs of the destruction of the temple
Matthew 24:15-21
Want to see Jesus come back? See that the Gospel is preached to all nations!
Matthew 24:4-14
God's view of things is often different than man's view.
Matthew 24:1-2
Outline of the Fifth Narrative in the Gospel According to Matthew
Matthew 19:3-23:39
Jesus wants to protect you. Are you willing?
Matthew 23:37-39
According to Jesus the main emphasis of scripture is on justice, mercy and faithfulness.
Matthew 23:13-36
The greatest among you shall be your servant.
Matthew 23:1-12
Christ: son of David and son of God
Matthew 22:41-46
Without love of God and fellow man, we are nothing.
Matthew 22:34-40
Many questions are answered when we understand the scriptures and the power of God.
Matthew 22:23-33
Followers of Christ must submit both to governmental authority and to God.
Matthew 22:15-22
The invitation to join the kingdom is very broad, but not all enter in.
Matthew 22:1-14
Our God is a longanimous God who, in the face of violent rejection, sent His beloved Son!
Matthew 21:33-46
It is better to say no to God, repent and then obey than to say yes and disobey.
Matthew 21:28-32
Further revelation is withheld from those that reject revelation already given.
Matthew 21:23-27
Do we appear to be fruitful when really we are barren?
Matthew 21:17-22
True worship involves Christ-centered prayer and caring for the weak.
Matthew 21:12-16
Jesus fulfilled prophecy to the smallest detail.
Matthew 21:1-11
Let us be moved with compassion as Jesus is.
Matthew 20:29-34
Leadership in the kingdom is servant leadership.
Matthew 20:20-28
The third passion prediction of Jesus in Matthew's gospel
Matthew 20:17-19
God is not fair.  He is compassionate.
Matthew 19:30-20:16
"We have left everything and followed you." - Peter
Matthew 19:23-29
An example that one cannot server two masters
Matthew 19:16-22
We are to become as children.
Matthew 19:13-15
Every marriage is a living memorial to God's creation of humankind as male and female, made for each other.  Divorce destroys this memorial.
Matthew 19:3-12
Outline of the fourth discourse in Matthew's gospel
Matthew 18:1-19:2
Conclusion of the fourth discourse of Jesus as recorded by Matthew.
Matthew 19:1-2
Compassion and Forgiveness Go Hand in Hand
Matthew 18:21-35
Disciples and Discipline - The Goal Must Always Be to Restore
Matthew 18:15-20
You are of great value to the Father.
Matthew 18:10-14
Humbleness (Mt 18:1-4) is a great medicine against causing others to stumble (Mt 18:5-9).
Matthew 18:5-9
We must become like children.
Matthew 18:1-4
Outline of the Fourth Narrative in Matthew's Gospel
Matthew 13:54-17:27
Jesus shows us how to humble ourselves, not insisting on our rights.
Matthew 17:24-27
Do we only see the suffering or God's promises in the suffering?
Matthew 17:22-23
"And nothing will be impossible to you." -- Jesus
Matthew 17:14-21
The fulfillment of God’s will and suffering can go hand in hand.
Matthew 17:9-13
Listen to Him!
Matthew 17:1-8
Consider the value of the soul.
Matthew 16:24-28
Let us set our minds on God's interests.
Matthew 16:21-23
It is only through revelation that we can really know who Jesus is.
Matthew 16:13-20
Our faith is expected to grow through encounters with God's provision for us.
Matthew 16:5-12
Those demanding a sign are without excuse.
Matthew 16:1-4
Jesus is aware of both our physical needs and spiritual needs.
Matthew 15:32-39
Jesus heals the many.
Matthew 15:29-31
Great faith impresses Jesus.
Matthew 15:21-28
Defilement originates in the heart
Matthew 15:10-20
Is our focus on traditions or God‘s word?
Matthew 15:1-9
Jesus was more than willing to be among the crowds and care for their needs.
Matthew 14:34-36
Peter, having been trained to do what Jesus does, walks on water.
Matthew 14:22-33
"He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them" - Lord, give me your compassion.
Matthew 14:13-21
Power in the hand of a weak ruler kills the last old testament prophet.
Matthew 14:1-12
"It is sad that every time in the NT somebody is “scandalized” by someone, that someone is Jesus." - D. A. Carson
Matthew 13:54-58
Outline of Jesus' Third Discourse Recorded by Matthew
Matthew 13:1-53
The end of Jesus' third discourse as recorded by Matthew.
Matthew 13:53
When we teach, let us bring out of our understanding and revelation the "whole purpose of God".
Matthew 13:52
Let us teach God's word so that our hearers understand it.
Matthew 13:51
God will separate the bad from the good.
Matthew 13:49-50
God will separate the good from the bad.
Matthew 13:47-48
Some find the kingdom by "chance", while others find it after diligently seeking for it.
Matthew 13:44-46
"The righteous will shine forth as the sun."
Matthew 13:36-43
What we know of God, we only know because He has chosen to reveal Himself.
Matthew 13:34-35
"For who has despised the day of small things?" Zachariah 4:10
Matthew 13:31-33
Regarding evil, the "what to do?" question is more important than the "why?" question.
Matthew 13:24-30
Understanding the word sown is the key to fruitfulness.
Matthew 13:18-23
Hard hearts block ears from hearing and eyes from seeing.
Matthew 13:10-17
One type of seed. Four types of soil. Four different results.
Matthew 13:3-9
Here is an example of Jesus being "ready in season and out of season".
Matthew 13:1-2
Outline of the Third Narrative in Matthew's Gospel
Matthew 11:2-12:50
You demonstrate that you are part of Jesus' family when you do the will of the Father.
Matthew 12:46-50
It is not enough to turn from evil.  One must turn to God.
Matthew 12:43-45
There is never enough proof but always enough revelation.
Matthew 12:38-42
There is no possibility of neutrality in the spiritual world.
Matthew 12:30-37
Jesus - Stronger than the Strong Man.
Matthew 12:25-29
The attitude of the heart determines one's view of reality.
Matthew 12:22-24
Jesus, hope of the nations
Matthew 12:15-21
It is lawful to do good.
Matthew 12:9-14
I desire compassion, and not sacrifice.
Matthew 12:1-8
Lord Jesus, I am feeling weary. I come to you and accept Your yoke. Please grant me Your promised rest.
Matthew 11:25-30
Godly punishment is based on the amount of revelation received and rejected.
Matthew 11:20-24
Do my deeds prove right the wisdom of God?
Matthew 11:16-19
The kingdom of God is forcefully advancing!
Matthew 11:7-15
"Report what you hear and see." - God wants us not only to hear about Him but to experience Him.
Matthew 11:2-6
Outline of Jesus' Second Discourse as Recorded by Matthew
Matthew 10:1-11:1
Let us continue to preach and teach the gospel of the kingdom.
Matthew 11:1
Be bold! God promises to receive all those that receive the gospel when you preach.
Matthew 10:40-42
Outline of the Second Narrative in Matthew's Gospel
Matthew 8:1-9:38
What a paradox! One must lose one's life to find it!
Matthew 10:34-39
Another version of Jesus' statement, "I am the way".
Matthew 10:32-33
God will bring justice.  Therefore let us boldly proclaim the gospel.
Matthew 10:26-31
A disciple is not above his teacher.
Matthew 10:24-25
In the midst of persecution, Jesus says, "Do not worry."
Matthew 10:16-23
When we preach, let us preach about the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 10:5-15
Let us minister in the authority Christ has given us.
Matthew 10:1-5
May we develop the same wholistic ministry Jesus had.
Matthew 9:35-38
It is so tempting to reject the move of the Holy Spirit among Christians theologically different from us.  Do not do it!
Matthew 9:32-34
Jesus demonstrates He has the messianic authority recorded in Isaiah 35:5-6.
Matthew 9:27-31
Jesus demonstrates His authority over death
Matthew 9:18-26
"I desire compassion, and not sacrifice." - God
Matthew 9:9-17
Jesus has the authority to forgive sins.
Matthew 9:1-8
"They preferred pigs to persons, swine to the Savior." (D. A. Carson)
Matthew 8:28-34
As long as Jesus is in your boat you need not fear.
Matthew 8:23-27
Jesus' answer to over-eager and under-eager followers.
Matthew 8:18-22
"He Himself took our infirmities and carried away our diseases."
Matthew 8:14-17
True authority comes from being under authority.
Matthew 8:5-13
"I am willing; be cleansed."
Matthew 8:1-4
Outline of Jesus' First Discourse as Recorded by Matthew
Matthew 5:1-7:29
The One with the authority to judge the human race taught and then commands us to teach.
Matthew 7:28-29
Two foundations - Jesus says build on the rock.
Matthew 7:24-27
Two groups of people - Jesus says do the will of the Father.
Matthew 7:21-23
Two trees - Jesus says Beware of the Bad One
Matthew 7:15-20
Two paths - Jesus says take the unpopular one.
Matthew 7:13-14
Want to fulfill the law and the prophets? Here's how!
Matthew 7:12
Prayer: How much more will the Father give what is good to those who ask!
Matthew 7:7-11
Dogs, swine and the gospel of Christ.
Matthew 7:6
How human it is to rationalize away our own short-comings and sin.
Matthew 7:1-5
Eight Reasons Why Worry Is Futile
Matthew 6:25-34
Let my eyes be singly focused on You Lord and not on the mammon of this world.
Matthew 6:19-24
The degree to which we are able to forgive others indicates the degree to which we have experienced God's forgiveness.
Matthew 6:14-15
"All difficulties in prayer can be traced to one cause: praying as if God were absent." - Teresa of Avila
Matthew 6:7-8
First heaven, then earth
Matthew 6:9-13
When fasting, which reward will it be?
Matthew 6:16-18
When praying, which reward will it be?
Matthew 6:5-6
When giving alms, which reward will it be?
Matthew 6:2-4
Only those things done exclusively for God bring their appointed fulfillment.
Matthew 6:1
The law points to the perfection of the Father.
Matthew 5:48
"To return evil for good is devilish; to return good for good is human; to return good for evil is divine” - Alfred Plummer
Matthew 5:43-47
The righteousness taught by Jesus requires a self-sacrificing response to evil and generosity in meeting the needs of others.
Matthew 5:38-42
Convince others you are telling the truth by a good reputation and not by many solemn words.
Matthew 5:33-37
Let marriage be held in honor.
Matthew 5:31-32
Make a covenant with your eyes.
Matthew 5:27-30
One root cause of murder is anger.
Matthew 5:21-26
The whole law and the prophets point toward Jesus.
Matthew 5:17-20
The goal is always the glory of God.
Matthew 5:13-16
Teaching is an important element in making disciples.
Matthew 5:1-2
Jesus gives us eight keys to happiness.
Matthew 5:3-12
Outline of the First Narrative in Matthew's Gospel
Matthew 3:1-4:25
The strategic choice of Capernaum as His headquarters allowed Jesus to reach out to the whole Roman province of Syria.
Matthew 4:23-25
The call of Christ demands an immediate response.
Matthew 4:18-22
Jesus, as the all-nations Messiah, begins His ministry in a region populated by Gentiles.
Matthew 4:12-17
By resisting the temptation of the devil, Jesus chooses God's calling as the suffering servant.
Matthew 4:1-11
After the baptism of Jesus, God confirms that Jesus is His chosen servant as prophesied in Isaiah 42.
Matthew 3:13-17
The coming of God's kingdom demands repentance, marked by good works, or brings judgment.
Matthew 3:7-12
The right response to the arrival of God's kingdom is radical repentance.
Matthew 3:1-6
Outline of Birth and Early Childhood of Jesus as Recorded by Matthew
Matthew 1:18-2:23
God confirms His Messiah through prophecy.
Matthew 2:19-23
The final tears are shed before the new covenant, promised by Jeremiah, is established by Jesus.
Matthew 2:16-18
Immediate and exact obedience regardless of the cost or inconvenience
Matthew 2:13-15
Here we see three responses to Christ: 1. Worship Him. (Magi) 2. Ignore Him. (Priests) 3. Try to kill Him. (Herod)
Matthew 2:1-12
Jesus' conception, birth and naming fulfilled Old Testament prophecy.
Matthew 1:18-25
Jesus, being the son of David and the son of Abraham, establishes God's Kingdom and ushers in God's salvation.
Matthew 1:1-17
In restoring Israel, God is also concerned about taking a people for Himself from among the nations.
Amos 9:11-15
The more severe judgment: a famine of God's word.
Amos 8:4-14
Israel called to know that God has the power to bring about the judgment He has announced.
Amos 9:1-10
The certainty of the Lord's calling was Amos' defense.
Amos 7:1-8:3
Israel's complacency and decadent lifestyle stifled compassion, justice and righteousness.
Amos 6:1-14
Pursue the weightier provisions of the law.
Amos 5:18-27
God is not silent.  He declares His thoughts to man.
Amos 4:1-13
The Lord has spoken!  Who can but prophesy?
Amos 3:1-15
To catch his hearers' attention, Amos first proclaims the Lord's judgment on seven of Israel's neighbors.
Amos 1:3-2:5
We can fight sin be meditating on God's faithfulness.  Here Israel did not do this.
Amos 2:6-16
Israel cast down and silenced justice because they forgot that the Lord is the Lord of creation and human history.
Amos 5:1-17
Five commands, which, when followed, will bring about the presence of God in our lives.
2 Corinthians 13:11-14
God's authority given to us is for building up and not tearing down.
2 Corinthians 13:5-10
The weakness of submission produces life through God's power.
2 Corinthians 13:1-4
A leader's goal should always be to build up the church.
2 Corinthians 12:19-21
A true sign of a good leader is the willingness to expend himself for the people he leads.
2 Corinthians 12:14-18
Let us support our leaders, so that they are not forced to have to defend themselves.
2 Corinthians 12:11-13
Power is perfected in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Let us not try to appear to be more than who we really are.
2 Corinthians 12:1-6
When slandered, Paul defends himself by mentioning his weaknesses.
2 Corinthians 11:30-33
Paul's credentials set a very high bar regarding dedication to the cause of Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:21-29
False teachers can only spread their teachings where they are tolerated.
2 Corinthians 11:16-21
Appearances can be deceptive.  We need to bear the fruit of righteousness, not just say the right words.
2 Corinthians 11:7-15
The battle to maintain simple devotion to Christ is a battle of our minds.
2 Corinthians 11:1-6
Let us boast in the Lord.
2 Corinthians 10:12-18
Lord, help me to be genuine in all circumstances.
2 Corinthians 10:7-11
How do you fight and what are your weapons?
2 Corinthians 10:1-6
Generous giving brings glory to God.
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Let us not allow covetousness to ruin generous giving.
2 Corinthians 9:1-5
A wonderful example of being above reproach in finances before God and people.
2 Corinthians 8:16-24
We are to give according to our ability to ensure that no one has lack.
2 Corinthians 8:8-15
What is your response to great affliction?
2 Corinthians 8:1-7
There can be much joy during much affliction.
2 Corinthians 7:2-4
We are called to holiness because we are God's people, and therefore we are God's people when we live holy lives.
2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
A minister's duty: an open heart despite rejection.
2 Corinthians 6:11-13
The Gospel: God made Christ, who knew no sin, to become sin for us so that we might be righteous.
2 Corinthians 5:16-6:10
One for all so that all may be for one.
2 Corinthians 5:11-15
When we die, we will be with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:6-10
There is glory through suffering.
2 Corinthians 4:16-5:5
The saving faith of the Old Testament and the saving faith of the New Testament are the same.
2 Corinthians 4:13-15
Seeing the hope and faith of Christians not succumbing to affliction produces life in the observers.
2 Corinthians 4:7-12
In these verses there are at least 13 points for ministers of the gospel.
2 Corinthians 4:1-6
Let God continually polish our mirror so that we can properly reflect His glory.
2 Corinthians 3:12-18
As ministers of the New Covenant, we proclaim a glorious message!
2 Corinthians 3:7-11
God has made us (past tense) adequate as servants of the new covenant.
2 Corinthians 3:4-6
Let Christ write His letter in our hearts through the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:1-3
Let us preach the word of God as from God in the sight of God.
2 Corinthians 2:14-17
How leaders are received reflects the spiritual state of a church.
2 Corinthians 7:13-16
Lord, help me be open to severe correction designed for my good.
2 Corinthians 7:8-13
God is a God who comforts the depressed.
2 Corinthians 7:5-7
Walk, work and speak righteousness.
Psalms 15:1-11
A life without God leads to moral corruption.
Psalms 14:1-7
True faith continues to trust in the Lord even when it appears as though He has forgotten us.
Psalms 13:1-6
What God promises will come to pass because His words are pure.
Psalms 12:1-8
When the foundations are destroyed, the righteous should take refuge in the Lord!
Psalms 11:1-7
Paul, while preaching the Gospel, searches for Titus, first in Troas and then in Macedonia.
2 Corinthians 2:12-13
Church discipline must always be restorative.  There is always the danger that Satan may find a way to use it to sow division and dissent.
2 Corinthians 2:5-11
Paul is confident, that even in relational difficulties, we are all united in joy.
2 Corinthians 1:23-2:4
God establishes us in Christ, having anointed and sealed us and having given us the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 1:15-22
Let us conduct ourselves in holiness, godly sincerity and in the grace of God.
2 Corinthians 1:12-14
Affliction mixed with hope and prayer results in deliverance, which in turn brings glory to God.
2 Corinthians 1:8-11
Comfort in suffering becomes effective through patient endurance.
2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Grace and peace come from God the Father and Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:1-2
We can take courage in the truth that God has heard and will continue to hear our prayers for help with the purpose to deliver us.
Psalms 10:1-18
In times of trouble, we can appeal to God as our righteous judge who is a stronghold for the oppressed.
Psalms 9:1-20
God uses the insignificant to silence His enemies.
Psalms 8:1-9
David appeals to the righteous Judge for deliverance.
Psalms 7:1-17
God delivers us from deep anguish because of His lovingkindness.
Psalms 6:1-10
The answer to adversaries is God's presence and His leading.
Psalms 5:1-12
When leaders turn to worthless desires, David prays, and God's answer is great joy.
Psalms 4:1-8
In the midst of many adversaries, David expresses his trust in the Lord.
Psalms 3:1-8
God's response to the rebellion of the nations is to laugh.
Psalms 2:1-12
Those that love the law of the Lord will be blessed and will prosper, but the wicked will perish.
Psalms 1:1-6
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Prayer for Vindication
Psalms 35
Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me.
#prayer
#vindication
#Deliverance
Published January 26th, 2021
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Although David prayed for the recovery of his enemies when they were sick, they repay evil for good and rejoice in his downfall. Therefore he prays for vindication from the Lord, asking Him to fight against them, letting them become ashamed and falling into the very traps they have set for him. They should not rejoice over him but instead those who are for him should rejoice. Then David will praise the Lord.
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Psalms 35:1-28
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Contend, O Lord , with those who a contend with me;
Von David. HERR, hadere mit meinen Haderern,
Fight against those who b fight against me.
streite mit denen, die wider mich streiten!
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Take hold of 1 a buckler and shield
Ergreife Schild und Tartsche
And rise up for b my help.
und erhebe dich, mir zu helfen!
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Draw also the spear and 1 the battle-axe
Zücke den Speer und tritt meinen Verfolgern entgegen;
to meet those who pursue me;
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Say to my soul,
sprich zu meiner Seele:
“I am a your salvation.”
Dein Heil bin ich!
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Let those be a ashamed and dishonored who seek my 1 life;
Es müssen beschämt und zuschanden werden, die mir nach dem Leben trachten,
Let those be b turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me.
es sollen zurückweichen und schamrot werden, die mein Unglück wollen.
Synonymous Parallelism
Let them be a like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the Lord driving them on.
Sie müssen werden wie Spreu vor dem Winde, und der Engel des HERRN vertreibe sie!
Let their way be dark and a slippery, With the angel of the Lord pursuing them.
Ihr Weg sei finster und glatt, und der Engel des HERRN verfolge sie!
Synonymous Parallelism
For a without cause they b hid their net for me;
Denn sie haben mir ohne Ursache ihr Netz gestellt,
Without cause they dug a 1 pit for my soul.
ohne allen Grund meiner Seele eine Grube gegraben.
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Let a destruction come upon him unawares,
Möge ihn unversehens Unglück überfallen
And b let the net which he hid catch himself;
und das Netz, das er gestellt hat, ihn selber fangen,
Into that very c destruction let him fall.
so daß er ins Verderben hineinfällt.
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And my soul shall a rejoice in the Lord ;
Aber meine Seele soll sich freuen am HERRN
It shall b exult in His salvation.
und sich ergötzen an seinem Heil!
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All my a bones will say,
Alle meine Gebeine sollen sagen:
“ Lord , b who is like You,
HERR, wer ist dir gleich, der du den Elenden errettest von dem, der ihm zu stark ist,
Who delivers the afflicted from him c who is too strong for him,
And d the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?”
und die Elenden und Armen von dem, der ihn beraubt?
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a Malicious witnesses rise up;
Es treten freche Zeugen auf,
They ask me of things that I do not know.
die mich über Dinge zur Rede stellen, wovon ich nichts weiß.
They a repay me evil for good,
Sie vergelten Gutes mit Bösem, bringen Vereinsamung über mich!
To the bereavement of my soul.
But as for me, a when they were sick,
Ich aber bekleidete mich, als sie krank waren,
my b clothing was sackcloth;
mit einem Sack;
I c humbled my soul with fasting,
ich beugte meine Seele mit Fasten
And my d prayer kept returning to my bosom.
und betete gesenkten Hauptes für sie;
I went about
ich benahm mich,
as though it were my friend or brother;
als wäre es mein Freund, mein Bruder,
comparison
I a bowed down 1 mourning,
und ging trauernd gebeugt einher,
as one who sorrows for a mother.
wie einer, der um seine Mutter leidträgt.
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But a at my 1 stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together;
Dennoch freuen sie sich über meinen Fall und rotten sich zusammen;
The 2 b smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me,
Lästermäuler sammeln sich wider mich, ich weiß nicht warum;
They 3 c slandered me without ceasing.
sie lästern und schweigen nicht.
Like godless jesters at a feast,
Mit gottlosen Schmarotzern
They a gnashed at me with their teeth.
fletschen sie die Zähne über mich.
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Lord, a how long will You look on?
O Herr, wie lange willst du zusehen? Befreie meine Seele von ihrem Gebrüll, meine einsame von den Löwen!
Rescue my soul b from their ravages,
My c only life from the lions.
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I will a give You thanks in the great congregation;
Ich will dir danken in der großen Gemeinde,
I will b praise You among a mighty throng.
unter zahlreichem Volk will ich dich rühmen.
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a Do not let those who are wrongfully b my enemies rejoice over me;
Es sollen sich nicht über mich freuen, die mir unter falschem Vorwand feind sind;
Nor let those c who hate me without cause 1 d wink maliciously.
meine Hasser sollen vergeblich mit den Augen zwinkern;
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For they do not speak peace,
denn sie reden nicht zum Frieden,
But they devise a deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.
sondern ersinnen Verleumdungen gegen die Stillen im Lande.
They a opened their mouth wide against me;
Sie sperren ihr Maul weit über mich auf und rufen: «Ha, ha, unser Auge hat's gesehen!»
They said,
“ b Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!”
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a You have seen it,
Du hast es auch gesehen,
O Lord , b do not keep silent;
o HERR; schweige nicht!
O Lord, c do not be far from me.
Mein Herr, sei nicht ferne von mir!
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a Stir up Yourself,
Wache auf
and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.
und wehre dich für mein Recht, mein Gott, für meine Sache, o mein Herr!
a Judge me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness,
Richte mich nach deiner Gerechtigkeit, HERR, mein Gott,
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And b do not let them rejoice over me.
daß sie sich nicht freuen dürfen über mich,
Do not let them say in their heart,
daß sie nicht sagen können in ihren Herzen:
“ a Aha, our desire!”
«Ei, es geht ja ganz nach Wunsch;
Do not let them say,
“We have b swallowed him up!”
wir haben ihn vertilgt!»
Let a those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress;
Es müssen sich schämen und erröten alle, die sich meines Unglücks freuen;
Let those be b clothed with shame and dishonor who c magnify themselves over me.
in Scham und Schande müssen sich kleiden, die wider mich großtun.
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Let them a shout for joy and rejoice, who favor b my vindication;
Aber jauchzen und fröhlich sein sollen alle, die meine Rechtfertigung wünschen;
And c let them say continually,
sie sollen immerdar sagen:
“The Lord be magnified, Who d delights in the prosperity of His servant.”
Der HERR sei hochgelobt, der das Heil seines Knechtes will!
And a my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long.
Und meine Zunge soll dichten von deiner Gerechtigkeit, allezeit von deinem Ruhm!
Synonymous Parallelism: the following lines repeat or reinforce the sense of the first line.
Although they were evil, yet David prayed for them when they were sick.
Although David prayed for his enemies when they were sick, yet they rejoiced when he stumbled.
Rhetorical question: Lord, do not continue to just look on.
Psalm Type: Lament
Rhetorical Question: No one is like You.
Lord, take up your weapons and fight against my enemies.
Let my enemies be ashamed and let them be caught in the very traps they have dug for me.
This will result in my praise of you.
My enemies rise up against me and repay evil for good.
However when they were sick, I prayed for their recovery.
My enemies gather together against me and rejoice at my downfall.
Lord, rescue me and I will thank you in the congregation.
Do not let my enemies rejoice over me.
Lord, fight for my right!
Do not let my enemies rejoice over me.
Let those who are for me rejoice, and give you praise and I will also praise you.
Lord, take up your weapons and fight against my enemies. Let them be ashamed and let them be caught in the very traps they have dug for me. Then I will praise you.
My enemies rise up against me and repay evil for good. However when they were sick, I prayed for their recovery. But they gather together against me and rejoice at my downfall.
Lord, rescue me and I will thank you in the congregation. F ight for my right! Do not let my enemies rejoice over me. But let those who are for me rejoice, and give you praise and I will also praise you.
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Psalms 35:1-28
A. Prayer for Vindication
A. Lord, Rise Up!
Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me;
Von David. HERR, hadere mit meinen Haderern, streite mit denen, die wider mich streiten!
Fight against those who fight against me.
Take hold of buckler and shield
Ergreife Schild und Tartsche und erhebe dich, mir zu helfen!
And rise up for my help.
Draw also the spear and the battle- axe
Zücke den Speer und tritt meinen Verfolgern entgegen; sprich zu meiner Seele: Dein Heil bin ich!
to meet those who pursue me;
Say to my soul,
“I am your salvation.”
B. Let Them Be Ashamed
Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life;
Es müssen beschämt und zuschanden werden, die mir nach dem Leben trachten, es sollen zurückweichen und schamrot werden, die mein Unglück wollen.
Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me.
Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the Lord driving them on.
Sie müssen werden wie Spreu vor dem Winde, und der Engel des HERRN vertreibe sie!
Let their way be dark and slippery, With the angel of the Lord pursuing them.
Ihr Weg sei finster und glatt, und der Engel des HERRN verfolge sie!
For without cause they hid their net for me;
Denn sie haben mir ohne Ursache ihr Netz gestellt, ohne allen Grund meiner Seele eine Grube gegraben.
Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.
Let destruction come upon him unawares,
Möge ihn unversehens Unglück überfallen und das Netz, das er gestellt hat, ihn selber fangen, so daß er ins Verderben hineinfällt.
And let the net which he hid catch himself;
Into that very destruction let him fall.
C. Assurance of Praise
And my soul shall rejoice in the Lord;
Aber meine Seele soll sich freuen am HERRN und sich ergötzen an seinem Heil!
It shall exult in His salvation.
All my bones will say,
Alle meine Gebeine sollen sagen: HERR, wer ist dir gleich, der du den Elenden errettest von dem, der ihm zu stark ist, und die Elenden und Armen von dem, der ihn beraubt?
“Lord, who is like You,
Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him,
And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?”
B. The Godless Jesters
A. Their Wickedness
Malicious witnesses rise up;
Es treten freche Zeugen auf, die mich über Dinge zur Rede stellen, wovon ich nichts weiß.
They ask me of things that I do not know.
They repay me evil for good,
Sie vergelten Gutes mit Bösem, bringen Vereinsamung über mich!
To the bereavement of my soul.
B. My Compassion
But as for me, when they were sick,
Ich aber bekleidete mich, als sie krank waren, mit einem Sack; ich beugte meine Seele mit Fasten und betete gesenkten Hauptes für sie;
my clothing was sackcloth;
I humbled my soul with fasting,
And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.
I went about
ich benahm mich, als wäre es mein Freund, mein Bruder, und ging trauernd gebeugt einher, wie einer, der um seine Mutter leidträgt.
as though it were my friend or brother;
I bowed down mourning,
as one who sorrows for a mother.
A'. Their Wickedness
But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together;
Dennoch freuen sie sich über meinen Fall und rotten sich zusammen; Lästermäuler sammeln sich wider mich, ich weiß nicht warum; sie lästern und schweigen nicht.
The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, They slandered me without ceasing.
Like godless jesters at a feast,
Mit gottlosen Schmarotzern fletschen sie die Zähne über mich.
They gnashed at me with their teeth.
A', Prayer for Vindication
A. Lord, Help!
Lord, how long will You look on?
O Herr, wie lange willst du zusehen? Befreie meine Seele von ihrem Gebrüll, meine einsame von den Löwen!
Rescue my soul from their ravages,
My only life from the lions.
I will give You thanks in the great congregation;
Ich will dir danken in der großen Gemeinde, unter zahlreichem Volk will ich dich rühmen.
I will praise You among a mighty throng.
B. Do Not Let My Enemies Rejoice Over Me
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me;
Es sollen sich nicht über mich freuen, die mir unter falschem Vorwand feind sind; meine Hasser sollen vergeblich mit den Augen zwinkern;
Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.
For they do not speak peace,
denn sie reden nicht zum Frieden, sondern ersinnen Verleumdungen gegen die Stillen im Lande.
But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.
They opened their mouth wide against me;
Sie sperren ihr Maul weit über mich auf und rufen: «Ha, ha, unser Auge hat's gesehen!»
They said,
“Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!”
A'. Lord, Help!
You have seen it,
Du hast es auch gesehen, o HERR; schweige nicht! Mein Herr, sei nicht ferne von mir!
O Lord, do not keep silent;
O Lord, do not be far from me.
Stir up Yourself,
Wache auf und wehre dich für mein Recht, mein Gott, für meine Sache, o mein Herr!
and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.
Judge me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness,
Richte mich nach deiner Gerechtigkeit, HERR, mein Gott, daß sie sich nicht freuen dürfen über mich,
B'. Do Not Let My Enemies Rejoice Over Me
And do not let them rejoice over me.
Do not let them say in their heart,
daß sie nicht sagen können in ihren Herzen: «Ei, es geht ja ganz nach Wunsch; wir haben ihn vertilgt!»
“Aha, our desire!”
Do not let them say,
“We have swallowed him up!”
Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress;
Es müssen sich schämen und erröten alle, die sich meines Unglücks freuen; in Scham und Schande müssen sich kleiden, die wider mich großtun.
Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me.
C. Praise
Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication;
Aber jauchzen und fröhlich sein sollen alle, die meine Rechtfertigung wünschen; sie sollen immerdar sagen: Der HERR sei hochgelobt, der das Heil seines Knechtes will!
And let them say continually,
“The Lord be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant.”
And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long.
Und meine Zunge soll dichten von deiner Gerechtigkeit, allezeit von deinem Ruhm!
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