Wisdom Chapter 9 beginning with “Who can know God’s counsel . . . “ 1 minute 12 seconds.
Because these thoughts are related but very different, allow two seconds between each so that the listener can absorb. The last is a conclusion. Deliver it at a pause filled, decelerating rate.
1Timothy Chapter 1 beginning with, “I am grateful to him . . . “ 1 minute 32 seconds.
This is another example where your proclamation is best determined a careful reading of the text, then reflecting, deciding the most appropriate tone, points of emphasis and levels of emotion you should use.
Hebrews Chapter 12 beginning with, “You have not approached . . . “
This is a “before and after” reading. In the first sentence, emphasize the “not.” With the second sentence, your pitch should be lower. Allow joy to cause a slower delivery. Note the richness of the poetic last image.