Isaac Leeser - Sample Verses

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Genesis 12:1-5

1Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and out of thy birthplace, and from thy father’s house, unto the land that I will show thee.
2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3And I will bless those that bless thee, and him that curseth thee, will I curse; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him, and Lot went with him; and Abram was seventy and five years old at his departure out of Charan.
5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had acquired, and the persons that they had obtained in Charan; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and they came into the land of Canaan.

Psalm 23

1The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2In pastures of tender grass he causeth me to lie down: beside still waters he leadeth me.
3My soul he refresheth: he guideth me in the tracks of righteousness for the sake of his name.
4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will not fear evil; for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff––they indeed comfort me.
5Thou preparest before me a table in the presence of my assailants; thou anointest with oil my head: my cup overfloweth.
6Surely, only goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord to the utmost length of days.

Isaiah 55:1-3

1Ho, every one of ye that thirsteth, come ye to the water, and he too that hath no money: come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy without money and without price wine and milk.
2Wherefore will ye spend money for what is not bread? and your labor for what satisfieth not? hearken then unto me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3Incline your ear, and come unto me, hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, the promised mercies of David, which are sure.


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