July 5, 2018

Amos 7: 10- 17

7:1 These things the Lord God has revealed to me. And behold, the locust was formed at the beginning of the germination during the latter rains, and behold, the latter rains came after the thundering of the king.
7:2 And it happened, when they had finally eaten all the grass in the land, that I said, “Lord God, be gracious, I beg you. Who will raise up Jacob, for he is little?”
7:3 The Lord has been merciful about this. “It will not be,” said the Lord.
7:4 These things the Lord God has revealed to me. And behold, the Lord God called for judgment unto fire, and it devoured the manifold abyss, and it consumed simultaneously in every direction.
7:5 And I said, “Lord God, cease, I beg you. Who will raise up Jacob, for he is little?”
7:6 The Lord has been merciful about this. “And even this will not be,” said the Lord God.
7:7 These things the Lord revealed to me. And behold, the Lord was standing near a plastered wall, and in his hand was a mason’s trowel.
7:8 And the Lord said to me, “What do you see, Amos?” And I said, “A mason’s trowel.” And the Lord said, “Behold, I will place the trowel in the midst of my people Israel. I will no longer plaster over them.
7:9 And the heights of the idol will be demolished, and the sanctuaries of Israel will be desolate. And I will rise up against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”
7:10 And Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying: “Amos has rebelled against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to withstand all his sermons.

Matthew 9: 1- 8

9:1 And climbing into a boat, he crossed the sea, and he arrived at his own city.

9:2 And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Be strengthened in faith, son; your sins are forgiven you.”

9:3 And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves, “He is blaspheming.”

9:4 And when Jesus had perceived their thoughts, he said: “Why do you think such evil in your hearts?

9:5 Which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk?’

9:6 But, so that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins,” he then said to the paralytic, “Rise up, take up your bed, and go into your house.”

9:7 And he arose and went into his house.

9:8 Then the crowd, seeing this, was frightened, and they glorified God, who gave such power to men.