Claude G. Montefiore - Sample Verses

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The twenty- third Psalm

1 The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me to waters of rest.
3 He refresheth my soul:
He guideth me on right paths for his name‘s sake
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me
all the days of my life:
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Mark I – (Synoptic Gospels Vol. I)

9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee,
and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 And straightway as he came up out of the water, he saw how the heavens parted,
and the Spirit like a dove descended into him.
11 And a voice from heaven said, ‘Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.‘

12 And immediately the Spirit drove him into the wilderness.
13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted of Satan;
and he was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered unto him.

Matthew XI – (Synoptic Gospels Vol. II)

12 ‘ But from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven is being stormed, and the stormers seize it by force.
13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye are willing to receive it: this is Elijah who was to come.
15 He that has ears, let him hear.
16 ‘ But to whom shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the market–places who call to their companions, and say, We have piped unto you, and you have not danced; 17 we have made lamentation, and ye have not beaten the breast.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon. 19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, a glutton and a wine–bibber, a friend of tax–collectors and sinners. But wisdom was justified by her works.‘


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