Psalm 24:1-6 – My Paraphrase

Psalm 24:1-6

The earth is the LORD’s and it’s fullness;
the world and those who dwell in it.
For he founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.

Who can ascend the mountain of the LORD?
or who will stand in his holy place?
He whose hands are clean and whose heart is pure,
who does not lift up his soul falsehood,
nor sworn deceitfully.
He will receive a blessing from the LORD,
and justice from God his savior.
Such is the generation that seeks him,
that seeks the face of the God of Jacob.

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Isaiah 2:1-5 – My Paraphrase

The word that Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

It shall come to pass at the end of days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and exalted above the hills;  and every nation  shall stream to it.  Many peoples shall come and say: “Come, let us ascend the mountain of the LORD, to the dwelling place of the God of Jacob, so that he may teach us his ways and we may walk in his paths.”  For instruction shall go forth out of Zion and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

And he shall judge between the nations, and shall convict many peoples;  and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks;  nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they study war any more.

Come, O house of Jacob;  walk in the light of the LORD.

Micah 6:6-8 (My Paraphrase)

“What offering should I bring when I enter into the presence of God and bow before God in worship? Should I bring burnt offerings, with year-old calves? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams or endless rivers of olive oil? Should I give my firstborn child for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” God has made it clear to you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”