Jan. 29

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Acts 2: 22-31

“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23 this Jesus,[c] delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25 For David says concerning him,

“‘I saw the Lord always before me,

    for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;

26 

therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;

    my flesh also will dwell in hope.

27 

For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,

    or let your Holy One see corruption.

28 

You have made known to me the paths of life;

    you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’

29 “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31 he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 

Psalm 73 1-15 

Truly God is good to Israel,

    to those who are pure in heart.

But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled,

    my steps had nearly slipped.

For I was envious of the arrogant

    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

For they have no pangs until death;

    their bodies are fat and sleek.

They are not in trouble as others are;

    they are not stricken like the rest of mankind.

Therefore pride is their necklace;

    violence covers them as a garment.

Their eyes swell out through fatness;

    their hearts overflow with follies.

They scoff and speak with malice;

    loftily they threaten oppression.

They set their mouths against the heavens,

    and their tongue struts through the earth.

10 

Therefore his people turn back to them,

    and find no fault in them.[a]

11 

And they say, “How can God know?

    Is there knowledge in the Most High?”

12 

Behold, these are the wicked;

    always at ease, they increase in riches.

13 

All in vain have I kept my heart clean

    and washed my hands in innocence.

14 

For all the day long I have been stricken

    and rebuked every morning.

15 

If I had said, “I will speak thus,”    I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

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