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Then Eli said to her, "How long will you make yourself drunk? Put away your wine from you."

"You have also appointed prophets to proclaim in Jerusalem concerning you, 'A king is in Judah!' And now it will be reported to the king according to these reports. So come now, let us take counsel together."

"However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face."

"For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked.

While he was at the Gate of Benjamin, a captain of the guard whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah the son of Hananiah was there; and he arrested Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "You are going over to the Chaldeans!"

"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He did not answer.


and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.


For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood.

For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.


Their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Devastation and destruction are in their highways.

Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.




He put on righteousness like a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing And wrapped Himself with zeal as a mantle.

And He said to them, "Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father's house?"






Then all whose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and earrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did every man who presented an offering of gold to the LORD.

"So we have brought as an offering to the LORD what each man found, articles of gold, armlets and bracelets, signet rings, earrings and necklaces, to make atonement for ourselves before the LORD."


The servant brought out articles of silver and articles of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

"But every woman shall ask of her neighbor and the woman who lives in her house, articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; and you will put them on your sons and daughters Thus you will plunder the Egyptians."


'If there is a man who commits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.


"The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, 'No eye will see me.' And he disguises his face.

"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';


So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.






The LORD said, "I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.



Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight.

we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;



"Judah and all its cities will dwell together in it, the farmer and they who go about with flocks.

And with you I shatter the shepherd and his flock, And with you I shatter the farmer and his team, And with you I shatter governors and prefects.

Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, the Lord, "There is wailing in all the plazas, And in all the streets they say, 'Alas! Alas!' They also call the farmer to mourning And professional mourners to lamentation.

but he will say, 'I am not a prophet; I am a tiller of the ground, for a man sold me as a slave in my youth.'

"Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT AND DUG A WINE PRESS IN IT, AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.

"At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard from the vine-growers.

"He will come and destroy these vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others " When they heard it, they said, "May it never be!"







Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him,

'Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop,

So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, while he was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth. And Elijah passed over to him and threw his mantle on him.

a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them,



He built towers in the wilderness and hewed many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the lowland and in the plain. He also had plowmen and vinedressers in the hill country and the fertile fields, for he loved the soil.


Ezri the son of Chelub had charge of the agricultural workers who tilled the soil.


So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, while he was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth. And Elijah passed over to him and threw his mantle on him.






And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.


Now Ahab the son of Omri became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years.

Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word."

Then Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not have to kill some of the cattle."

Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.

Then he sent messengers to the city to Ahab king of Israel and said to him, "Thus says Ben-hadad,

Surely there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do evil in the sight of the LORD, because Jezebel his wife incited him.

Now the king of Israel said to his servants, "Do you know that Ramoth-gilead belongs to us, and we are still doing nothing to take it out of the hand of the king of Aram?"

Then he found another man and said, "Please strike me." And the man struck him, wounding him.

Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, the elders, and to the guardians of the children of Ahab, saying,

"Know then that there shall fall to the earth nothing of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spoke concerning the house of Ahab, for the LORD has done what He spoke through His servant Elijah."


"Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.

"But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will bring you down before the enemy, for God has power to help and to bring down."

"He quieted the sea with His power, And by His understanding He shattered Rahab.

Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;

Who establishes the mountains by His strength, Being girded with might;

More than the sounds of many waters, Than the mighty breakers of the sea, The LORD on high is mighty.

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.

Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past,

to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen.


Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.

And immediately after they came out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately,

One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,

Philip came and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip came and told Jesus.

When they had entered the city, they went up to the upper room where they were staying; that is, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James.


But David said to Saul, "Your servant was tending his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him.

Now when he had gone, a lion met him on the way and killed him, and his body was thrown on the road, with the donkey standing beside it; the lion also was standing beside the body.

Then the king arose at dawn, at the break of day, and went in haste to the lions' den.


Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures.

It happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples.

Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, "I am of Paul," and "I of Apollos," and "I of Cephas," and "I of Christ."

For when one says, "I am of Paul," and another, "I am of Apollos," are you not mere men?

But concerning Apollos our brother, I encouraged him greatly to come to you with the brethren; and it was not at all his desire to come now, but he will come when he has opportunity.

Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them.


Now in all Israel was no one as handsome as Absalom, so highly praised; from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no defect in him.

He had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his shoulders and up he was taller than any of the people.

When they entered, he looked at Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD'S anointed is before Him."

Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.


and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and they were working, for by trade they were tent-makers.

these he gathered together with the workmen of similar trades, and said, "Men, you know that our prosperity depends upon this business.

"And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer; and no craftsman of any craft will be found in you any longer; and the sound of a mill will not be heard in you any longer;


Now John himself had a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Then the disciples of John came to Him, asking, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"

These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.



God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.

And with the choice yield of the sun, And with the choice produce of the months.

So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.



"The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.


Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.



Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart; There is no fear of God before his eyes.

That I not be full and deny You and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.

They have lied about the LORD And said, "Not He; Misfortune will not come on us, And we will not see sword or famine.


"Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.

"But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will bring you down before the enemy, for God has power to help and to bring down."

"He quieted the sea with His power, And by His understanding He shattered Rahab.

Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;

Who establishes the mountains by His strength, Being girded with might;

More than the sounds of many waters, Than the mighty breakers of the sea, The LORD on high is mighty.

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.

Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past,

to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen.


Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized.



Nevertheless some men of Asher, Manasseh and Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem.

When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God."

Now while Ezra was praying and making confession, weeping and prostrating himself before the house of God, a very large assembly, men, women and children, gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept bitterly.

And the crowds were questioning him, saying, "Then what shall we do?"

From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all the things that I have done."

The crowds with one accord were giving attention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the signs which he was performing.

And all who lived at Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.

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When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.

Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices.


Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to Him, "Take away all iniquity And receive us graciously, That we may present the fruit of our lips.

Then the lame will leap like a deer, And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy For waters will break forth in the wilderness And streams in the Arabah.


"He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him.


Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized.



Nevertheless some men of Asher, Manasseh and Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem.

When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God."

Now while Ezra was praying and making confession, weeping and prostrating himself before the house of God, a very large assembly, men, women and children, gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept bitterly.

And the crowds were questioning him, saying, "Then what shall we do?"

From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all the things that I have done."

The crowds with one accord were giving attention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the signs which he was performing.

And all who lived at Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.

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When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.

Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices.


The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Now the bronze pillars which were in the house of the LORD, and the stands and the bronze sea which were in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans broke in pieces and carried the bronze to Babylon.

that you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon, and say, "How the oppressor has ceased, And how fury has ceased!

Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; Wail over her! Bring balm for her pain; Perhaps she may be healed.

"Twelve months later he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon.

She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark.


When Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the city of Moab, which is on the Arnon border, at the extreme end of the border.

So Balaam arose in the morning, and saddled his donkey and went with the leaders of Moab.

So he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, at Pethor, which is near the River, in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying, "Behold, a people came out of Egypt; behold, they cover the surface of the land, and they are living opposite me.

God said to Balaam, "Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed."

They killed the kings of Midian along with the rest of their slain: Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the five kings of Midian; they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.

"Behold, these caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, so the plague was among the congregation of the LORD.

"My people, remember now What Balak king of Moab counseled And what Balaam son of Beor answered him, And from Shittim to Gilgal, So that you might know the righteous acts of the LORD."



"He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He set the world on them.


Let his children wander about and beg; And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes.



Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

"The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.

"You may eat any clean bird.

"If you happen to come upon a bird's nest along the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young;

Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens."

'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,

The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

and wherever the sons of men dwell, or the beasts of the field, or the birds of the sky, He has given them into your hand and has caused you to rule over them all. You are the head of gold.





For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.


But the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea, who had sent messengers to So king of Egypt and had offered no tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year; so the king of Assyria shut him up and bound him in prison.

Then the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze chains, and he was a grinder in the prison.

So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, in the jail, the same place where Joseph was imprisoned.

and they put him in custody because it had not been declared what should be done to him.

But this is a people plundered and despoiled; All of them are trapped in caves, Or are hidden away in prisons; They have become a prey with none to deliver them, And a spoil, with none to say, "Give them back!"

Then he blinded the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon and put him in prison until the day of his death.

and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were unfastened.


Now a man came from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And he said, "Give them to the people that they may eat."


Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread and a jug of wine and a young goat, and sent them to Saul by David his son.


and I will bring a piece of bread, that you may refresh yourselves; after that you may go on, since you have visited your servant." And they said, "So do, as you have said."

The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he would drink from the brook.


"Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?


And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.








By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.

not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother's were righteous.


Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.

Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.



Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.

"But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,

Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."


"But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a servant-girl came to him and said, "You too were with Jesus the Galilean." But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you are talking about."


But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.


For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.



having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.

"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.

His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself.


Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
















After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, "I am thirsty."


"But there are some of you who do not believe " For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him.


So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, "Whom do you seek?"


After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, "I am thirsty."


"But there are some of you who do not believe " For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him.


So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, "Whom do you seek?"




You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day;


He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

"Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.

"But he who listens to me shall live securely And will be at ease from the dread of evil."

When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

He will dwell on the heights, His refuge will be the impregnable rock; His bread will be given him, His water will be sure.

Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?


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."

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.



"O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted, Behold, I will set your stones in antimony, And your foundations I will lay in sapphires.

storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.



O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,

My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.

All Your commandments are faithful; They have persecuted me with a lie; help me!

Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.

Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.

For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.

You who know, O LORD, Remember me, take notice of me, And take vengeance for me on my persecutors Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away; Know that for Your sake I endure reproach.

Our pursuers are at our necks; We are worn out, there is no rest for us.






and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.


"I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;


And the LORD their God will save them in that day As the flock of His people; For they are as the stones of a crown, Sparkling in His land.



"I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;


And the LORD their God will save them in that day As the flock of His people; For they are as the stones of a crown, Sparkling in His land.



Some men came down from Judea and began teaching the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."

"This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.

"But an uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant."

So Joshua made himself flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.

Paul wanted this man to go with him; and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those parts, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Was any man called when he was already circumcised? He is not to become uncircumcised. Has anyone been called in uncircumcision? He is not to be circumcised.

But not even Titus, who was with me, though he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.

Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you.

Those who desire to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, simply so that they will not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.


They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."

Then Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again from the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael the cities which he had taken in war from the hand of Jehoahaz his father Three times Joash defeated him and recovered the cities of Israel.

"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.

"Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will You indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it?

So he gathered all the food of these seven years which occurred in the land of Egypt and placed the food in the cities; he placed in every city the food from its own surrounding fields.

"Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build,

Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city.

"I will root out your Asherim from among you And destroy your cities.


"Whoever will not observe the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be executed upon him strictly, whether for death or for banishment or for confiscation of goods or for imprisonment."


I say, "Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.

"However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."




Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.


"Whoever will not observe the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be executed upon him strictly, whether for death or for banishment or for confiscation of goods or for imprisonment."


I say, "Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.

"However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."




Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.


"Nation was crushed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every kind of distress.

"Now so that your heart does not grow faint, And you are not afraid at the report that will be heard in the land-- For the report will come one year, And after that another report in another year, And violence will be in the land With ruler against ruler--

"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.

Then He continued by saying to them, "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.


Then Belshazzar gave orders, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a necklace of gold around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he now had authority as the third ruler in the kingdom.

Now John himself had a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.


Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.

"O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, Who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet, Who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.

In His teaching He was saying: "Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places,

So Peter arose and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the upper room; and all the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them.

and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, "You sit here in a good place," and you say to the poor man, "You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,"


Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Your commandments.



"These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.

"You shall therefore keep every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong and go in and possess the land into which you are about to cross to possess it;

And He answered and said to them, "Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?

"This is the great and foremost commandment.


If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you will not come together for judgment The remaining matters I will arrange when I come.


So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.


knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned.

But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.


'Now if the whole congregation of Israel commits error and the matter escapes the notice of the assembly, and they commit any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and they become guilty;

"Bring the one who has cursed outside the camp, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head; then let all the congregation stone him.

then it shall be, if it is done unintentionally, without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one bull for a burnt offering, as a soothing aroma to the LORD, with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one male goat for a sin offering.

"No one who is emasculated or has his male organ cut off shall enter the assembly of the LORD.




Paul, looking intently at the Council, said, "Brethren, I have lived my life with a perfectly good conscience before God up to this day."

in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,

Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience' sake.

However not all men have this knowledge; but some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat food as if it were sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.

Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions for conscience' sake;

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.


Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners will be converted to You.


My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.












The next day we put in at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul with consideration and allowed him to go to his friends and receive care.

Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and entertained us courteously three days.


"Simeon and Levi are brothers; Their swords are implements of violence.

Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.

The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm.


On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be caught in their pride, And on account of curses and lies which they utter.


He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.

For you also have realized that you likewise have many times cursed others.

"WHOSE MOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND BITTERNESS";



Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously.

"But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."

Now among them from the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah.

Then Daniel replied with discretion and discernment to Arioch, the captain of the king's bodyguard, who had gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon;

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, "Keep your gifts for yourself or give your rewards to someone else; however, I will read the inscription to the king and make the interpretation known to him.

Then Daniel spoke to the king, "O king, live forever!

in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, observed in the books the number of the years which was revealed as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.

even though these three men, Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only deliver themselves," declares the Lord GOD.

Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; There is no secret that is a match for you.


I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

"Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD.

just as you also partially did understand us, that we are your reason to be proud as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.

For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.



Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes and gird on sackcloth and lament before Abner." And King David walked behind the bier.

Now forty days were required for it, for such is the period required for embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.

When all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.

So the sons of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end.

They mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and his son Jonathan and for the people of the LORD and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.


And it happened at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room.

"For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.

The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."


And it happened at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room.

"For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.

The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."


Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time.

Deborah said to Barak, "Arise! For this is the day in which the LORD has given Sisera into your hands; behold, the LORD has gone out before you." So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him.

Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying,



Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.

"But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,

Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."


"But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a servant-girl came to him and said, "You too were with Jesus the Galilean." But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you are talking about."


But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.



When the apostles returned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done Taking them with Him, He withdrew by Himself to a city called Bethsaida.

They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves.


When day came, Jesus left and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were searching for Him, and came to Him and tried to keep Him from going away from them.

Then they said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please, let us go a three days' journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God, otherwise He will fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword."


One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.

My soul is crushed with longing After Your ordinances at all times.

Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.

At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.


"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

All Judah rejoiced concerning the oath, for they had sworn with their whole heart and had sought Him earnestly, and He let them find Him. So the LORD gave them rest on every side.

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.


I opened my mouth wide and panted, For I longed for Your commandments.



James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, came up to Jesus, saying, "Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You."

You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.



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

"For the company of the godless is barren, And fire consumes the tents of the corrupt.


Let those be appalled because of their shame Who say to me, "Aha, aha!"

"Behold, your house is being left to you desolate!


And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.

So Moses spoke thus to the sons of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses on account of their despondency and cruel bondage.

"You shall be driven mad by the sight of what you see.


So I say, "My strength has perished, And so has my hope from the LORD."

Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished We are completely cut off.'

Since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing us, from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned.


For his God instructs and teaches him properly.

So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you are.

Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you,

That you may observe discretion And your lips may reserve knowledge.

When Jesus saw that he had answered intelligently, He said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." After that, no one would venture to ask Him any more questions.


Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has not the health of the daughter of my people been restored?

Where will you be stricken again, As you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick And the whole heart is faint.

"For thus says the LORD, 'Your wound is incurable And your injury is serious.

For her wound is incurable, For it has come to Judah; It has reached the gate of my people, Even to Jerusalem.

And hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."



But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels,

Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

This expression, "Yet once more," denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.


Hezekiah was pleased, and showed them all his treasure house, the silver and the gold and the spices and the precious oil and his whole armory and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.

And he displayed the riches of his royal glory and the splendor of his great majesty for many days, 180 days.

Then Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, and the number of his sons, and every instance where the king had magnified him and how he had promoted him above the princes and servants of the king.

"Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,

So, on the next day when Agrippa came together with Bernice amid great pomp, and entered the auditorium accompanied by the commanders and the prominent men of the city, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in.


"Thus has the LORD of hosts said, 'Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;


'These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.

"Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

And He said to him, "Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments."


He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision I shall speak with him in a dream.

"The prophet who has a dream may relate his dream, but let him who has My word speak My word in truth What does straw have in common with grain?" declares the LORD.

"It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.

For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.

For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God.

Then You frighten me with dreams And terrify me by visions;


Then Belshazzar gave orders, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a necklace of gold around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he now had authority as the third ruler in the kingdom.

Now John himself had a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.


Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.

"O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, Who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet, Who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.

In His teaching He was saying: "Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places,

So Peter arose and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the upper room; and all the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them.

and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, "You sit here in a good place," and you say to the poor man, "You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,"


"Whoever will not observe the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be executed upon him strictly, whether for death or for banishment or for confiscation of goods or for imprisonment."


I say, "Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.

"However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."




Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.


Then he died in a ripe old age, full of days, riches and honor; and his son Solomon reigned in his place.

for I will indeed honor you richly, and I will do whatever you say to me. Please come then, curse this people for me.'"

So the LORD established the kingdom in his control, and all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor.

Now Hezekiah had immense riches and honor; and he made for himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields and all kinds of valuable articles,


"A sword against their horses and against their chariots And against all the foreigners who are in the midst of her, And they will become women! A sword against her treasures, and they will be plundered!

In that day the Egyptians will become like women, and they will tremble and be in dread because of the waving of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which He is going to wave over them.

The mighty men of Babylon have ceased fighting, They stay in the strongholds; Their strength is exhausted, They are becoming like women; Their dwelling places are set on fire, The bars of her gates are broken.

Behold, your people are women in your midst! The gates of your land are opened wide to your enemies; Fire consumes your gate bars.


And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, "Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven."

And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.

And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, "Get up, and do not be afraid."

But on the night immediately following, the Lord stood at his side and said, "Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must witness at Rome also."

But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever.

He set the priests in their offices and encouraged them in the service of the house of the LORD.

"For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.'

But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."

"Yet now I urge you to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.


It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones,

the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan,

Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters.

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.

Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and became the father of Enoch.


When Esau was forty years old he married Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite;

that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.

Now it came about, when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his older son Esau and said to him, "My son." And he said to him, "Here I am."

Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau.

But Esau said, "I have plenty, my brother; let what you have be your own."

Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and rose and went on his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Now it came about, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had hardly gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

Now these are the records of the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).

Just as it is written, "JACOB I LOVED, BUT ESAU I HATED."






Thus says the LORD, "What injustice did your fathers find in Me, That they went far from Me And walked after emptiness and became empty?

in order to lay hold of the hearts of the house of Israel who are estranged from Me through all their idols."'

"But the Levites who went far from Me when Israel went astray, who went astray from Me after their idols, shall bear the punishment for their iniquity.

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



"Did not Solomon king of Israel sin regarding these things? Yet among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel; nevertheless the foreign women caused even him to sin.

Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!"

But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod,

for when Jezebel destroyed the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water.)

So while he slept, Delilah took the seven locks of his hair and wove them into the web]. And she fastened it with the pin and said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" But he awoke from his sleep and pulled out the pin of the loom and the web.

Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time."

When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose and destroyed all the royal offspring.

He also removed Maacah, the mother of King Asa, from the position of queen mother, because she had made a horrid image as an Asherah, and Asa cut down her horrid image, crushed it and burned it at the brook Kidron.

Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Have a gallows fifty cubits high made and in the morning ask the king to have Mordecai hanged on it; then go joyfully with the king to the banquet." And the advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.


Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.

He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.

One who plans to do evil, Men will call a schemer.

"But they will say, 'It's hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.'



Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good.

He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.

As for a rogue, his weapons are evil; He devises wicked schemes To destroy the afflicted with slander, Even though the needy one speaks what is right.

He said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and give evil advice in this city,




The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.


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

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.


"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.



Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways;

They do not know the way of peace, And there is no justice in their tracks; They have made their paths crooked, Whoever treads on them does not know peace.


"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves one who pursues righteousness.


For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood.

For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.


Their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Devastation and destruction are in their highways.

Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.




Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.

"Let everyone be on guard against his neighbor, And do not trust any brother; Because every brother deals craftily, And every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.

For I have heard the slander of many, Terror is on every side; While they took counsel together against me, They schemed to take away my life.


With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.




"I thought age should speak, And increased years should teach wisdom.

I said to myself, "Behold, I have magnified and increased wisdom more than all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has observed a wealth of wisdom and knowledge."


And Jesus said to them, "The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.

When I wept in my soul with fasting, It became my reproach.

'Why have we fasted and You do not see? Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not notice?' Behold, on the day of your fast you find your desire, And drive hard all your workers.

"When they fast, I am not going to listen to their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I am not going to accept them Rather I am going to make an end of them by the sword, famine and pestilence."

"Say to all the people of the land and to the priests, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months these seventy years, was it actually for Me that you fasted?


Belshazzar the king held a great feast for a thousand of his nobles, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the thousand.

So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.

So Solomon observed the feast at that time, and all Israel with him, a great assembly from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of Egypt, before the LORD our God, for seven days and seven more days, even fourteen days.

So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.

And Levi gave a big reception for Him in his house; and there was a great crowd of tax collectors and other people who were reclining at the table with them.

A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his lords and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee;

So he prepared a great feast for them; and when they had eaten and drunk he sent them away, and they went to their master. And the marauding bands of Arameans did not come again into the land of Israel.

They were there with David three days, eating and drinking, for their kinsmen had prepared for them.

When these days were completed, the king gave a banquet lasting seven days for all the people who were present at the citadel in Susa, from the greatest to the least, in the court of the garden of the king's palace.

And He said to them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it to him.


He put on righteousness like a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing And wrapped Himself with zeal as a mantle.

And He said to them, "Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father's house?"






Therefore the LORD brought the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria against them, and they captured Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze chains and took him to Babylon.

They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, then put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon.

Then the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze chains, and he was a grinder in the prison.

because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him.


'These you may eat, whatever is in the water: all that have fins and scales, those in the water, in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat.

The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch." So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish.

God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.


"I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;


And the LORD their God will save them in that day As the flock of His people; For they are as the stones of a crown, Sparkling in His land.



Dead flies make a perfumer's oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor.

The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.

Like a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly.

This is the way of those who are foolish, And of those after them who approve their words. Selah.

The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.

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


"I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.