Psalm 33:4-22 and Genesis 12:1-4a
4 For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his works are in faith.
5 He loves mercy and judgment. The earth is full of the mercy of the Lord.
6 By the word of the Lord, the heavens were established, and all their power, by the Spirit of his mouth:
7 gathering together the waters of the sea, as if in a container, placing the depths in storage.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord, and may all the inhabitants of the world quake before him.
9 For he spoke, and they became. He commanded, and they were created.
10 The Lord scatters the counsels of the nations. Moreover, he reproves the thoughts of the people, and he rejects the counsels of the leaders.
11 But the counsel of the Lord remains for eternity, the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his inheritance.
13 The Lord has looked down from heaven. He has seen all the sons of men.
14 From his well-prepared dwelling place, he has gazed upon all who dwell on the earth.
15 He has formed the hearts of each one of them; he understands all their works.
16 The king is not saved by great power, nor will the giant be saved by his many powers.
17 The horse is false safety; for he will not be saved by the abundance of his powers.
18 Behold, the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him and on those who hope in his mercy,
19 so as to rescue their souls from death and to feed them during famine.
20 Our soul remains with the Lord. For he is our helper and protector.
21 For in him, our heart will rejoice, and in his holy name, we have hoped.
22 Let your mercy be upon us, O Lord, just as we have hoped in you.
1 Then the Lord said to Abram: "Depart from your land, and from your kindred, and from your father's house, and come into the land that I will show you.
2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and magnify your name, and you will be blessed.
3 I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you, and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."
4 And so Abram departed just as the Lord had instructed him, and Lot went with him.
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