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Exodus 5: The Oppression of the Israelites Increases

Exodus 5: 1-9: The Initial Audience with Pharaoh Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Let my people go, so that they may celebrate a festival to me in the … Continue reading

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Exodus 2: Moses’ Story Begins

Exodus 2: 1-10 The Continued Resistance of Women Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, … Continue reading

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Exodus 1: Setting the Stage

 Exodus 1: 1-7 Setting the Stage These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan and Naphtali, … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 4- The Things That Steal Our Peace

Ecclesiastes 4 1 Again I saw all the oppressions that are practiced under the sun. Look, the tears of the oppressed– with no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power– with no one to … Continue reading

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Psalm 12-Save Us from Ourselves

Psalm 12 To the leader: according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David. 1 Help, O LORD, for there is no longer anyone who is godly;    the faithful have disappeared from humankind. 2 They utter lies to each other; … Continue reading

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Psalm 10: Calling Upon God to Be God

 Psalm 10 1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In arrogance the wicked persecute the poor— let them be caught in the schemes they have devised. 3 For … Continue reading

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The Horror Conclude: Esther 9: 11-19

Esther 9:11-19                 11 That very day the number of those killed in the citadel of Susa was reported to the king. 12 The king said to Queen Esther, “In the citadel of Susa the Jews have killed five hundred … Continue reading

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