In the beginning God created the heavens and earth.  Now the earth was formless and empty , darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  And God said “Let there be light” and there was light.

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I form the light and I create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I the lord do all this things.

Laziness brings on deep sleep, and shiftless man goes hungry.

Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.

Locusts have no king yet they advance together in ranks.

Keep me from deceitful ways be gracious to me through your law.

A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers them from all.

They do not speak peaceably, but but device false accusations against those who live quietly in the land.

The Lord is is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

“It is not sound of victory, it is not the sound of defeat; it is the sound of the singing that I hear.”

Lord is my shepherd , I shall not be in want.

In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.

If a slave have taken refuge with you, do not hand him over to his master. Let him live among you wherever he likes and in whatever town he chooses.

But I lead blameless life; redeem me and be merciful to me.

The Lord said to Moses accept these from them, that they may be used in the work at the Tent of Meeting.

I will trouble hearts of many peoples when I bring about your destruction among nations, among the lands you have not known.

They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough.

We are aliens and strangers in your sight, as were all our fore-fathers.

When you will cry out for help, let the collection of your idols save you !

So Moses went back to the Lord and said. “Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold.

Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favour I will show you compassion.

Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that men bring you the wealth of the nations–their kings led in triumphal procession.

Although you have been been forsaken and hated, with no-one  travelling through, I will make you the ever lasting pride and joy of all generations.

Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.

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