Day 396

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 396

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Psalm 118

118:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!

Let Israel say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”

Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
the Lord answered me and set me free.
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
The Lord is on my side as my helper;
I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes.

10 All nations surrounded me;
in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
11 They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side;
in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
12 They surrounded me like bees;
they went out like a fire among thorns;
in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
13 I was pushed hard, so that I was falling,
but the Lord helped me.

14 The Lord is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.
15 Glad songs of salvation
are in the tents of the righteous:
“The right hand of the Lord does valiantly,
16 the right hand of the Lord exalts,
the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!”

17 I shall not die, but I shall live,
and recount the deeds of the Lord.
18 The Lord has disciplined me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.
21 I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord's doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Save us, we pray, O Lord!
O Lord, we pray, give us success!

26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We bless you from the house of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God,
and he has made his light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords,
up to the horns of the altar!

28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will extol you.
29 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!

Mark 12:1-12

12:1 And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country. When the season came, he sent a servant to the tenants to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. Again he sent to them another servant, and they struck him on the head and treated him shamefully. And he sent another, and him they killed. And so with many others: some they beat, and some they killed. He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ And they took him and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard. What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants and give the vineyard to others. 10 Have you not read this Scripture:

“‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;

11 this was the Lord's doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes’?”

12 And they were seeking to arrest him but feared the people, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them. So they left him and went away.


King James Version (KJV)


Psalm 118:1-29

1O give thanks unto the LORD;
for he is good:
because his mercy endureth for ever.
2Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
3Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
4Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
5I called upon the LORD in distress:
the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.
6The LORD is on my side;
I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?7The LORD taketh my part with them that help me:
therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
8It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
9It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
10All nations compassed me about:
but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
11They compassed me about;
yea, they compassed me about:
but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
12They compassed me about like bees;
they are quenched as the fire of thorns:
for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
13Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall:
but the LORD helped me.
14The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous:
the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
16The right hand of the LORD is exalted:
the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
17I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
18The LORD hath chastened me sore:
but he hath not given me over unto death.
19Open to me the gates of righteousness:
I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:
20This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
21I will praise thee:
for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
22The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
23This is the LORD'S doing;
it is marvellous in our eyes.
24This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD:
O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
26Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD:
we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.
27God is the LORD, which hath showed us light:
bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
28Thou art my God, and I will praise thee:
thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29O give thanks unto the LORD;
for he is good:
for his mercy endureth for ever.

Mark 12:1-12

1And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.2And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.3And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.4And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.5And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.6Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.7But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.8And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.9What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.10And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:11This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?12And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.


Study Journal Questions
  1. How have you experienced God steadfast love and mercy?
  2. What did Jesus imply by quoting Psalm 118?
  3. What does it mean to have the Lord on your side?
  4. How should we respond to the Lord’s creation of this day?
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