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Thematic Bible



"He sucks the poison of cobras; The viper's tongue slays him.

Yet his food in his stomach is changed To the venom of cobras within him.


So that it does not hear the voice of charmers, Or a skillful caster of spells.


"Issachar is a strong donkey, Lying down between the sheepfolds. "When he saw that a resting place was good And that the land was pleasant, He bowed his shoulder to bear burdens, And became a slave at forced labor.


"Issachar is a strong donkey, Lying down between the sheepfolds.




For they have gone up to Assyria, Like a wild donkey all alone; Ephraim has hired lovers.


"An idiot will become intelligent When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man.


"Who sent out the wild donkey free? And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,


He is to me like a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in secret places.


"And behold, another beast, a second one, resembling a bear. And it was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth; and thus they said to it, 'Arise, devour much meat!'


As when a man flees from a lion And a bear meets him, Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall And a snake bites him.


Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you.

Then I was senseless and ignorant; I was like a beast before You.



"I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.


But man in his pomp will not endure; He is like the beasts that perish. This is the way of those who are foolish, And of those after them who approve their words. Selah. As sheep they are appointed for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; And the upright shall rule over them in the morning, And their form shall be for Sheol to consume So that they have no habitation. read more.
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me. Selah.


but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.




and there were in it all kinds of four-footed animals and crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the air.


For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race.


"When the LORD your God brings you into the land where you are entering to possess it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and stronger than you,

"Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants of Anak there.


"When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. "There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.


moreover, you have seen their abominations and their idols of wood, stone, silver, and gold, which they had with them);


(for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled);


"Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, Though his height was like the height of cedars And he was strong as the oaks; I even destroyed his fruit above and his root below.

"Through your servants you have reproached the Lord, And you have said, 'With my many chariots I came up to the heights of the mountains, To the remotest parts of Lebanon; And I cut down its tall cedars and its choice cypresses And I will go to its highest peak, its thickest forest.

Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and set it out; I will pluck from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one and I will plant it on a high and lofty mountain.


The mountains were covered with its shadow, And the cedars of God with its boughs.

"On the high mountain of Israel I will plant it, that it may bring forth boughs and bear fruit and become a stately cedar. And birds of every kind will nest under it; they will nest in the shade of its branches.


"Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.


The mountains were covered with its shadow, And the cedars of God with its boughs. It was sending out its branches to the sea And its shoots to the River.


"The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with smooth stones; The sycamores have been cut down, But we will replace them with cedars."













but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek,


[where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]


The LORD said to Moses, "Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers; and this people will arise and play the harlot with the strange gods of the land, into the midst of which they are going, and will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them.

This He said, and after that He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleep."


By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."

You hide Your face, they are dismayed; You take away their spirit, they expire And return to their dust.






When Jacob finished charging his sons, he drew his feet into the bed and breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.


knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.


The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor do any who go down into silence;




And immediately she fell at his feet and breathed her last, and the young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.


"For when a few years are past, I shall go the way of no return.


"Like a flower he comes forth and withers He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.


"Like a flower he comes forth and withers He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.


"He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.

Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed by stages from the wilderness of Sin, according to the command of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink.


"Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, Your following after Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown.

"Why have you made us come up from Egypt, to bring us in to this wretched place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, nor is there water to drink."


"He found him in a desert land, And in the howling waste of a wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.


"Then we set out from Horeb, and went through all that great and terrible wilderness which you saw on the way to the hill country of the Amorites, just as the LORD our God had commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea.


"They did not say, 'Where is the LORD Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who led us through the wilderness, Through a land of deserts and of pits, Through a land of drought and of deep darkness, Through a land that no one crossed And where no man dwelt?'


"Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.


"So throughout all their habitations I will stretch out My hand against them and make the land more desolate and waste than the wilderness toward Diblah; thus they will know that I am the LORD."'"


"Anyone belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city the dogs will eat. And he who dies in the field the birds of the heavens will eat; for the LORD has spoken it."'

They went to bury her, but they found nothing more of her than the skull and the feet and the palms of her hands. Therefore they returned and told him. And he said, "This is the word of the LORD, which He spoke by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 'In the property of Jezreel the dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel;


They washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood (now the harlots bathed themselves there), according to the word of the LORD which He spoke.

"You shall speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "Have you murdered and also taken possession?"' And you shall speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "In the place where the dogs licked up the blood of Naboth the dogs will lick up your blood, even yours."'"


and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man's table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores.

It has happened to them according to the true proverb, "A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT," and, "A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire."


Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.


For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet.


"Their wine is the venom of serpents, And the deadly poison of cobras.


And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.


"I have become a brother to jackals And a companion of ostriches.




"Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their life, And in their death they were not parted; They were swifter than eagles, They were stronger than lions.


"From there he spies out food; His eyes see it from afar.


But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King At His wrath the earth quakes, And the nations cannot endure His indignation.

The earth quaked; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.





Thus says the LORD, "Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest?

or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING.


and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the east And His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory.


O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions.


The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes.




The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.


Mountains quake because of Him And the hills dissolve; Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence, The world and all the inhabitants in it.





Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.










The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether.


Men will go into caves of the rocks And into holes of the ground Before the terror of the LORD And the splendor of His majesty, When He arises to make the earth tremble.

men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"


"Distress and anguish terrify him, They overpower him like a king ready for the attack,

"Sounds of terror are in his ears; While at peace the destroyer comes upon him.

"Terror and dread fall upon them; By the greatness of Your arm they are motionless as stone; Until Your people pass over, O LORD, Until the people pass over whom You have purchased.


Then Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned; I have indeed transgressed the command of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and listened to their voice.

His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.


but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES.


"The covenant that I have made with you, you shall not forget, nor shall you fear other gods.


How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!


When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer.



'The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.


"His cheeks are like a bed of balsam, Banks of sweet-scented herbs; His lips are lilies Dripping with liquid myrrh.


yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.


For this is contained in Scripture: "BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHOICE STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNER stone, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED."


let it be known to the king that the Jews who came up from you have come to us at Jerusalem; they are rebuilding the rebellious and evil city and are finishing the walls and repairing the foundations.


Then the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with cut stones.


he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.


"In the first year of King Cyrus, Cyrus the king issued a decree: 'Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the temple, the place where sacrifices are offered, be rebuilt and let its foundations be retained, its height being 60 cubits and its width 60 cubits;


Now Tobiah the Ammonite was near him and he said, "Even what they are building--if a fox should jump on it, he would break their stone wall down!"


They will be delivered over to the power of the sword; They will be a prey for foxes.


And He said to them, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach My goal.'


O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!

The LORD is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.




Let the glory of the LORD endure forever; Let the LORD be glad in His works;


And they will sing of the ways of the LORD, For great is the glory of the LORD.


King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, using 600 shekels of gold on each large shield. He made 300 shields of beaten gold, using three minas of gold on each shield, and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

Then they hammered out gold sheets and cut them into threads to be woven in with the blue and the purple and the scarlet material, and the fine linen, the work of a skillful workman.


and 20 gold bowls worth 1,000 darics, and two utensils of fine shiny bronze, precious as gold.

I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold And mankind than the gold of Ophir.


Then all the people tore off the gold rings which were in their ears and brought them to Aaron. He took this from their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it into a molten calf; and they said, "This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt."


"Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price. "It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.


When you lie down among the sheepfolds, You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And its pinions with glistening gold.


But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.









while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you.






so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.




The sons of Israel who returned from exile and all those who had separated themselves from the impurity of the nations of the land to join them, to seek the LORD God of Israel, ate the Passover.


for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.


and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.


The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man's hands.





I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren;

Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,



Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.


No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons.






Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let there be known among the nations in our sight, Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.


and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.


And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.






"His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."


Sinners in Zion are terrified; Trembling has seized the godless "Who among us can live with the consuming fire? Who among us can live with continual burning?"


Sinners in Zion are terrified; Trembling has seized the godless "Who among us can live with the consuming fire? Who among us can live with continual burning?"




The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes.


This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,






"Their horses are swifter than leopards And keener than wolves in the evening Their horsemen come galloping, Their horsemen come from afar; They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour.

And you said, "No, for we will flee on horses," Therefore you shall flee! "And we will ride on swift horses," Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.

"Behold, he goes up like clouds, And his chariots like the whirlwind; His horses are swifter than eagles Woe to us, for we are ruined!"


A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.

He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.


"He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons.

"I have listened and heard, They have spoken what is not right; No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, 'What have I done?' Everyone turned to his course, Like a horse charging into the battle.


"He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons.

"With shaking and rage he races over the ground, And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet.


"Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible.

"He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword.


"You blind men, which is more important, the offering, or the altar that sanctifies the offering?

"You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.

"You fools and blind men! Which is more important, the gold or the temple that sanctified the gold?



He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,

"But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.


"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? "You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

But the synagogue official, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, "There are six days in which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day." But the Lord answered him and said, "You hypocrites, does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead him away to water him?



'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.





and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father'; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.

"Do not trust in deceptive words, saying, 'This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.'


"Who say, 'Keep to yourself, do not come near me, For I am holier than you!' These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day.

"The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: 'God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.


We are not again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who take pride in appearance and not in heart.


"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. "You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!


"They come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires expressed by their mouth, and their heart goes after their gain. "Behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument; for they hear your words but they do not practice them.


Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, "Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread." And He answered and said to them, "Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?


"They love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues, and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi by men.




"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.


["Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.]


"Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways, As a nation that has done righteousness And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God They ask Me for just decisions, They delight in the nearness of God.


For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty.


But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.


No one recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, "I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals I roast meat and eat it Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!"

Their idols are silver and gold, The work of man's hands. They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see; They have ears, but they cannot hear; They have noses, but they cannot smell; read more.
They have hands, but they cannot feel; They have feet, but they cannot walk; They cannot make a sound with their throat. Those who make them will become like them, Everyone who trusts in them.

For the customs of the peoples are delusion; Because it is wood cut from the forest, The work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool.


"You shall not set up for yourself a sacred pillar which the LORD your God hates.

'Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets, again and again, saying, "Oh, do not do this abominable thing which I hate."


"I said to them, 'Cast away, each of you, the detestable things of his eyes, and do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.'

"Therefore I poured out My wrath on them for the blood which they had shed on the land, because they had defiled it with their idols.


"Being then the children of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man.

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.


"Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress."

"They lift it upon the shoulder and carry it; They set it in its place and it stands there It does not move from its place Though one may cry to it, it cannot answer; It cannot deliver him from his distress.


"The graven images of their gods you are to burn with fire; you shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, or you will be snared by it, for it is an abomination to the LORD your God.


"For when they had slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My sanctuary on the same day to profane it; and lo, thus they did within My house.




"His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.

"Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces.


'As they gather silver and bronze and iron and lead and tin into the furnace to blow fire on it in order to melt it, so I will gather you in My anger and in My wrath and I will lay you there and melt you.


And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.


Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King.

All who pass along the way Clap their hands in derision at you; They hiss and shake their heads At the daughter of Jerusalem, "Is this the city of which they said, 'The perfection of beauty, A joy to all the earth'?"


"You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling, As lovely as Jerusalem, As awesome as an army with banners.


All who pass along the way Clap their hands in derision at you; They hiss and shake their heads At the daughter of Jerusalem, "Is this the city of which they said, 'The perfection of beauty, A joy to all the earth'?"


Now Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; and he had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, and he stationed them in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem. The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the lowland.


How lonely sits the city That was full of people! She has become like a widow Who was once great among the nations! She who was a princess among the provinces Has become a forced laborer!


How lonely sits the city That was full of people! She has become like a widow Who was once great among the nations! She who was a princess among the provinces Has become a forced laborer!


"Many nations will pass by this city; and they will say to one another, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this great city?'


All your rulers have fled together, And have been captured without the bow; All of you who were found were taken captive together, Though they had fled far away.


Jerusalem, that is built As a city that is compact together;


Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King.


"You shall not eat anything which dies of itself You may give it to the alien who is in your town, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the LORD your God You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.



'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;



"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.


"For the LORD'S portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.








The mountains skipped like rams, The hills, like lambs.

O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?




It came about when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed between these pieces.


"He was the lamp that was burning and was shining and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.







I have seen a limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad.










"Can the Ethiopian change his skin Or the leopard his spots? Then you also can do good Who are accustomed to doing evil.


Therefore a lion from the forest will slay them, A wolf of the deserts will destroy them, A leopard is watching their cities Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces, Because their transgressions are many, Their apostasies are numerous.


"Their horses are swifter than leopards And keener than wolves in the evening Their horsemen come galloping, Their horsemen come from afar; They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour.



Remember what my span of life is; For what vanity You have created all the sons of men!



"Is not man forced to labor on earth, And are not his days like the days of a hired man?


For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?


Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit." Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that."





"For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God.






Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass springs out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain.'

"His sneezes flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.


"Is there any number to His troops? And upon whom does His light not rise?

"Behold, He spreads His lightning about Him, And He covers the depths of the sea.


And I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.


The light is pleasant, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun.


"For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. "But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."




"Now men do not see the light which is bright in the skies; But the wind has passed and cleared them.


So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, You would not have found out my riddle."

The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any,


For thus says the LORD to me, "As the lion or the young lion growls over his prey, Against which a band of shepherds is called out, And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise, So will the LORD of hosts come down to wage war on Mount Zion and on its hill."

Where is the den of the lions And the feeding place of the young lions, Where the lion, lioness and lion's cub prowled, With nothing to disturb them?


'Should my head be lifted up, You would hunt me like a lion; And again You would show Your power against me.

"The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.


There are three things which are stately in their march, Even four which are stately when they walk: The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any,


Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's whelp, That leaps forth from Bashan."


"And even the one who is valiant, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will completely lose heart; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man and those who are with him are valiant men.


He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.


The locusts have no king, Yet all of them go out in ranks;

Four things are small on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise:


The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.

Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like war horses, so they run.


For they covered the surface of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Thus nothing green was left on tree or plant of the field through all the land of Egypt.


Your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers; As locusts rushing about men rush about on it.


but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

"Yet on your fathers did the LORD set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.


"Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. "Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.








nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


I led them with cords of a man, with bonds of love, And I became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws; And I bent down and fed them.


Wondrously show Your lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand From those who rise up against them.

Blessed be the LORD, For He has made marvelous His lovingkindness to me in a besieged city.


"They refused to listen, And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had performed among them; So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt But You are a God of forgiveness, Gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness; And You did not forsake them.


I shall make mention of the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, According to all that the LORD has granted us, And the great goodness toward the house of Israel, Which He has granted them according to His compassion And according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses.


"In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you," Says the LORD your Redeemer.




Answer me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is good; According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me,




How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.


The house of Israel named it manna, and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey.

Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.


The house of Israel named it manna, and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey.


Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.


The people would go about and gather it and grind it between two millstones or beat it in the mortar, and boil it in the pot and make cakes with it; and its taste was as the taste of cakes baked with oil.


When the layer of dew evaporated, behold, on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground.


The house of Israel named it manna, and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey.


"My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.

Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.



Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;

Remember, O LORD, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses, For they have been from of old.


For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion According to His abundant lovingkindness.

"Therefore You delivered them into the hand of their oppressors who oppressed them, But when they cried to You in the time of their distress, You heard from heaven, and according to Your great compassion You gave them deliverers who delivered them from the hand of their oppressors.


'The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.'

"For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you.


Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.


You will give truth to Jacob And unchanging love to Abraham, Which You swore to our forefathers From the days of old.

"Incline your ear and come to Me Listen, that you may live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, According to the faithful mercies shown to David.


The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.


They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.




The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes.


The LORD is good to all, And His mercies are over all His works.








Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.


Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.


For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me.



So Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe."

'You brought Your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and with wonders, and with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm and with great terror;


Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; And the wisdom of their wise men will perish, And the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed."

Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth,


He wrought wonders before their fathers In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.


and send word to the king of Edom, to the king of Moab, to the king of the sons of Ammon, to the king of Tyre and to the king of Sidon by the messengers who come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah.

"But as for you, do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your soothsayers or your sorcerers who speak to you, saying, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon.'


We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride; Even of his arrogance, pride, and fury; His idle boasts are false.

"We have heard of the pride of Moab--he is very proud-- Of his haughtiness, his pride, his arrogance and his self-exaltation.


"Moab has been at ease since his youth; He has also been undisturbed, like wine on its dregs, And he has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, Nor has he gone into exile. Therefore he retains his flavor, And his aroma has not changed.


"How can you say, 'We are mighty warriors, And men valiant for battle'?


"For because of your trust in your own achievements and treasures, Even you yourself will be captured; And Chemosh will go off into exile Together with his priests and his princes.


Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable idol of the sons of Ammon.


'Who is this that grows like the dawn, As beautiful as the full moon, As pure as the sun, As awesome as an army with banners?'


If I have looked at the sun when it shone Or the moon going in splendor,






and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;

"Moreover the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.

But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.



even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;






But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.












"Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me."

"Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and proclaim to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you."


This is the exultant city Which dwells securely, Who says in her heart, "I am, and there is no one besides me " How she has become a desolation, A resting place for beasts! Everyone who passes by her will hiss And wave his hand in contempt.


The LORD has issued a command concerning you: "Your name will no longer be perpetuated I will cut off idol and image From the house of your gods I will prepare your grave, For you are contemptible."


You have increased your traders more than the stars of heaven-- The creeping locust strips and flies away.


"Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know the difference between their right and left hand, as well as many animals?"


All your fortifications are fig trees with ripe fruit-- When shaken, they fall into the eater's mouth.


The LORD has issued a command concerning you: "Your name will no longer be perpetuated I will cut off idol and image From the house of your gods I will prepare your grave, For you are contemptible."




All because of the many harlotries of the harlot, The charming one, the mistress of sorceries, Who sells nations by her harlotries And families by her sorceries.


So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three days' walk.


"Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me."


Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold! For there is no limit to the treasure-- Wealth from every kind of desirable object.


Now Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. For Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. And his head caught fast in the oak, so he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him kept going.

"Then you will know that I am the LORD, when their slain are among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the tops of the mountains, under every green tree and under every leafy oak--the places where they offered soothing aroma to all their idols.


"Yet there will be a tenth portion in it, And it will again be subject to burning, Like a terebinth or an oak Whose stump remains when it is felled The holy seed is its stump."


"Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, Though his height was like the height of cedars And he was strong as the oaks; I even destroyed his fruit above and his root below.


From the sole of the foot even to the head There is nothing sound in it, Only bruises, welts and raw wounds, Not pressed out or bandaged, Nor softened with oil.

and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him.


For the lips of an adulteress drip honey And smoother than oil is her speech;


But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, And it entered into his body like water And like oil into his bones.


His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.


The LORD called your name, "A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and form"; With the noise of a great tumult He has kindled fire on it, And its branches are worthless.

Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.


His shoots will sprout, And his beauty will be like the olive tree And his fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon.

The LORD called your name, "A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and form"; With the noise of a great tumult He has kindled fire on it, And its branches are worthless.


But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree,

"But the olive tree said to them, 'Shall I leave my fatness with which God and men are honored, and go to wave over the trees?'


The LORD called your name, "A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and form"; With the noise of a great tumult He has kindled fire on it, And its branches are worthless.


"She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers; Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;


Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding.


And she forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may trample them.


"When she lifts herself on high, She laughs at the horse and his rider.


The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its protection. Yes, the hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.


I resemble a pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the waste places.


Because of this I must lament and wail, I must go barefoot and naked; I must make a lament like the jackals And a mourning like the ostriches.


Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh, But I will come over her fair neck with a yoke; I will harness Ephraim, Judah will plow, Jacob will harrow for himself.

"Egypt is a pretty heifer, But a horsefly is coming from the north--it is coming!


Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.

Let our cattle bear Without mishap and without loss, Let there be no outcry in our streets!




Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, And our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace;


Hyenas will howl in their fortified towers And jackals in their luxurious palaces. Her fateful time also will soon come And her days will not be prolonged.


And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has founded forever.


"Your stature is like a palm tree, And your breasts are like its clusters.


"Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot walk! Do not fear them, For they can do no harm, Nor can they do any good."






O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.

"Or do you have an arm like God, And can you thunder with a voice like His?

'O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours?

"Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders? "You stretched out Your right hand, The earth swallowed them.



Who caused His glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses, Who divided the waters before them to make for Himself an everlasting name,





He has made everything appropriate in its time He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.

"Behold, these are the fringes of His ways; And how faint a word we hear of Him! But His mighty thunder, who can understand?"


"All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'

'See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.





You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.

"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?


The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And the LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished In whirlwind and storm is His way, And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; According to the greatness of Your power preserve those who are doomed to die.


You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.

With a strong hand and an outstretched arm, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.



Who does great things, unfathomable, And wondrous works without number.


Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?



which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.







who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.






"All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'

'See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.


He has made everything appropriate in its time He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.

"Behold, these are the fringes of His ways; And how faint a word we hear of Him! But His mighty thunder, who can understand?"






Who caused His glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses, Who divided the waters before them to make for Himself an everlasting name,


You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.

With a strong hand and an outstretched arm, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.





The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And the LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished In whirlwind and storm is His way, And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; According to the greatness of Your power preserve those who are doomed to die.


You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.

"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?



Who does great things, unfathomable, And wondrous works without number.


"Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders? "You stretched out Your right hand, The earth swallowed them.


Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?


Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.


Then I called upon the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I beseech You, save my life!"



But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.


"Perhaps their supplication will come before the LORD, and everyone will turn from his evil way, for great is the anger and the wrath that the LORD has pronounced against this people."

"If you would seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty,



Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me.


But King Hezekiah and Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, prayed about this and cried out to heaven.


We lift up our heart and hands Toward God in heaven;




But Hannah replied, "No, my lord, I am a woman oppressed in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD.


Then Moses entreated the LORD his God, and said, "O LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?




Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.






"If you would seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty,


"Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: The committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; And they strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one has turned back from his wickedness All of them have become to Me like Sodom, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.

"For both prophet and priest are polluted; Even in My house I have found their wickedness," declares the LORD.


Her prophets are reckless, treacherous men; Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law.




And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink: The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink; They reel while having visions, They totter when rendering judgment.


Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."


"His head is like gold, pure gold; His locks are like clusters of dates And black as a raven.




But pelican and hedgehog will possess it, And owl and raven will dwell in it; And He will stretch over it the line of desolation And the plumb line of emptiness.






O Israel, hope in the LORD; For with the LORD there is lovingkindness, And with Him is abundant redemption.


For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever--


Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.










until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom.


that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts?