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Pierced for our Transgressions

Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?   He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to … Continue reading

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Come Now, Let us Settle the Matter

When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening. Your hands are full of blood! Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out … Continue reading

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Water Supply

Meanwhile Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal citadel. Joab then sent messengers to David, saying, “I have fought against Rabbah and taken its water supply. Now muster the rest of the troops and besiege the … Continue reading

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Washed for Worship?

After Nathan had gone home, the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill. David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth on the ground. … Continue reading

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View from the Top

In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.   One evening David … Continue reading

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Cleansing Water

A man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and put them in a ceremonially clean place outside the camp. They are to be kept by the Israelite community for use in the water of cleansing; … Continue reading

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Garment of God’s Grace

Then Aaron is to go into the tent of meeting and take off the linen garments he put on before he entered the Most Holy Place, and he is to leave them there.  He shall bathe himself with water in … Continue reading

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