Psalm 9

Psalm 9

I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart;
I will tell of all Your wonders.
I will be glad and exult in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

When my enemies turn back,
They stumble and perish before You.
For You have maintained my just cause;
You have sat on the throne judging righteously.
You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked;
You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins,
And You have uprooted the cities;
The very memory of them has perished.

But the Lord abides forever;
He has established His throne for judgment,
And He will judge the world in righteousness;
He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.
The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of trouble;
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.

Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion;
Declare among the peoples His deeds.
For He who requires blood remembers them;
He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
Be gracious to me, O Lord;
See my affliction from those who hate me,
You who lift me up from the gates of death,
That I may tell of all Your praises,
That in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may rejoice in Your salvation.
The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
The Lord has made Himself known;
He has executed judgment.
In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. Higgaion Selah.

The wicked will return to Sheol,
Even all the nations who forget God.
For the needy will not always be forgotten,
Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
Arise, O Lord, do not let man prevail;
Let the nations be judged before You.
Put them in fear, O Lord;
Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.

Psalm 7

Psalm 7

O Lord my God, in You I have taken refuge;
Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,
Or he will tear my soul like a lion,
Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver.

O Lord my God, if I have done this,
If there is injustice in my hands,
If I have rewarded evil to my friend,
Or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary,
Let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it;
And let him trample my life down to the ground
And lay my glory in the dust. Selah.

Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries,
And arouse Yourself for me; You have appointed judgment.
Let the assembly of the peoples encompass You,
And over them return on high.
The Lord judges the peoples;
Vindicate me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.
O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous;
For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds.
My shield is with God,
Who saves the upright in heart.
God is a righteous judge,
And a God who has indignation every day.

If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword;
He has bent His bow and made it ready.
He has also prepared for Himself deadly weapons;
He makes His arrows fiery shafts.
Behold, he travails with wickedness,
And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood.
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out,
And has fallen into the hole which he made.
His mischief will return upon his own head,
And his violence will descend upon his own pate.

I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness
And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

Psalm 5

Psalm 5

Give ear to my words, O Lord,
Consider my groaning.
Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God,
For to You I pray.
In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice;
In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.

For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness;
No evil dwells with You.
The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes;
You hate all who do iniquity.
You destroy those who speak falsehood;
The Lord abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.
 But as for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house,
At Your holy temple I will bow in reverence for You.

 O Lord, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes;
Make Your way straight before me.
 There is nothing reliable in what they say;
Their inward part is destruction itself.
Their throat is an open grave;
They flatter with their tongue.
Hold them guilty, O God;
By their own devices let them fall!
In the multitude of their transgressions thrust them out,
For they are rebellious against You.

But let all who take refuge in You be glad,
Let them ever sing for joy;
And may You shelter them,
That those who love Your name may exult in You.
 For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O Lord,
You surround him with favor as with a shield.

Psalm 4

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach?
How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.
But know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself;
The Lord hears when I call to Him.

Tremble, and do not sin;
Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And trust in the Lord.

Many are saying, “Who will show us any good?”
Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord!
You have put gladness in my heart,
More than when their grain and new wine abound.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep,
For You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety.

Psalm 1

Psalm 1 {ESV}

Blessed is the man
    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree
    planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
    but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.

{Review} Faith Builders Bible

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}

 

When the opportunity came to be able to review Zonderkidz hardcover Faith Builders Bible I knew this would be one my girls would enjoy!  Building with Legos are popular with all five of my kids.  Perfect timing on arriving too!  The Bible arrived shortly before we left for Awanas!  Our girls use Bibles in Awanas and Peanut is using this Bible in Awanas as well as at church on Sundays.  Peanut also likes to carry around her Bible wherever she goes!

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}

 

The Faith Builders Bible is the perfect size for small hands and light weight.  Written in New International Reader’s version it is an easy read for young children.  However, the font is small on most pages and some children, especially beginning readers, may have difficulty reading scripture.  I do like that the scripture is in two columns on every page but it may create some difficulties for a beginning reader.  Older children and experienced readers should not have trouble with either of the two things mentioned.

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Here are three verses that I would like to share that are written in the New International Reader’s Version.

Psalm 23 – The Lord is my shepherd.  He gives me everything I need.  He lets me lie down in fields of green grass.  He leads me beside quiet waters.  He gives me new strength.  He guides me in the right paths for the honor of his name.  Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid.  You are with me.  Your shepherd’s rod and staff comfort me.  You prepare a feast for me right in front of my enemies.  You pour oil on my head.  My cup runs over.  I am sure that your goodness and love will follow me all of the days of my life.  And I will live in the house of the Lord forever. (NIrV)

John 3:16 – God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.  Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life. (NIrV)

Romans 3:23 – Everyone has sinned.  No one measures up to God’s glory. (NIrV)

 

The Faith Builders Bible includes 24 beautiful color pages of Bible stories!  Every page has a scene from the Bible created with blocks and a building block verse.  Some of the pages include a challenge to build something (like recreating the scene or creating animals) or read another passage to learn more about what happened.  The font on these pages are a lot larger and are easier for a beginning reader to read.  The possibilities are endless when using the Faith Builders Bible because you are not limited to the pages that are included in the Bible.  Any scene can be recreated to reinforce what is being learned!

 

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}

 

At the back of the Bible there is a small, five page, dictionary and a list of 92 Bible stories and where you can find them in the Bible.  There are no maps that you would find in the majority of Bibles.  This hasn’t been and shouldn’t be an issue for Peanut when using this Bible at church during service or during Awanas.

 

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