November 20-27 is National Bible Week. To kick it off here’s a section of Psalm 119 from the CEB (Common English Bible).
9 How can young people
keep their paths pure?
By guarding them
according to what you’ve said.
10 I have sought you with all my heart.
Don’t let me stray
from any of your commandments!
11 I keep your word close, in my heart,
so that I won’t sin against you.
12 You, LORD , are to be blessed!
Teach me your statutes.
13 I will declare out loud
all the rules you have spoken.
14 I rejoice in the content of your laws
as if I were rejoicing over great wealth.
15 I will think about your precepts
and examine all your paths.
16 I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget what you have said.
Nicely put, right? If you’d like a copy of the Common English Bible drop me a comment and on the 24th I’ll pick a winner and you’ll have a copy in short order. Just tell me why you want it- and be creative and clever. And in the meanwhile, read the Bible more than you usually do this week.