March 11

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee.

The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. — Thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. — I the Lord do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept.

The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

NUM. 6:24.  Prov. 10:22. -Psa. 5:12. Psa. 121:3,5,7,8. ‑Isa. 27:3. John 17:11,12. II Tim. 4:18.


Jesus wept.

A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. — We have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities. — It became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.  — Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.

I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Behold how he loved. — He took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. In all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

JOHN 11:35.  Isa. 53:3. ‑Heb. 4:15. ‑Heb. 2:10. -Heb. 5:8. Isa. 50:5,6. John 11:36. ‑Heb. 2:16,17.

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