Israel in the Bible

Meaning: who prevails with God

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And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.

And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.

And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

So God called his name Israel and also told him, "I am God Almighty. You are to be fruitful and multiply. You will become a nation in fact, an assembly of nations! Kings will come from you they'll emerge from your own loins!

And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.

And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.

Then Israel said to him, “Go and see how your brothers and the flocks are doing, and bring word back to me.” So he sent him from the Valley of Hebron, and he went to Shechem.

And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.

And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.

And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.

And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:

And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

So Joseph moved them from Israel's knees and bowed down with his face to the ground.

And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.

And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.

And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.

And so Israel's sons did what he had instructed them to do:

Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.

And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.

And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

And he said, Truly I will be with you; and this will be the sign to you that I have sent you: when you have taken the children of Israel out of Egypt, you will give worship to God on this mountain.

And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:

And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.

I know not the LORD, neither will let Israel go." And they said, "The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he smite us either with pestilence or with sword."

And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?

Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?

And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought from your bricks of your daily task.

And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.

Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.

And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?

And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

These be the heads of their fathers' houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben.

These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.

These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.

Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.

But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.

And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children's of Israel.

And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.

and Pharaoh sendeth, and lo, not even one of the cattle of Israel hath died, and the heart of Pharaoh is hard, and he hath not sent the people away.

Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.

And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses.

They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.

And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.

Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.

Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.

That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.

And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.

And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.

And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:

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And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel and unto Pharaoh, king of Egypt: to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

These are that Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "Carry the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, with their armies." These are that Moses and Aaron which spake to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, that they might bring the children of Israel out of Egypt.

Then I sent Moses and Aaron. And I plagued Egypt, after the manner as I did among them, and after that I brought you out,

After that Jacob was come into Egypt, your fathers cried unto the LORD, and the LORD sent Moses and Aaron: which brought your fathers out of Egypt, and made them dwell in this place.

Thou leddest thy people like sheep, by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Then sent he Moses his servant, and Aaron whom he had chosen.

Because I brought thee from the land of Egypt, and delivered thee out of the house of bondage? Because I made Moses, Aaron, and Miriam to lead thee?


Understand, therefore, in thine heart, that as a man nurtureth his son, even so the LORD thy God nurtureth thee.

He humbled thee and made thee hunger and fed thee with Manna, which neither thou nor thy father knew of, to make thee know that a man must not live by bread only: but by all that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD must a man live.


And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain. And then descend and go out at the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward.


seeing that ye have brought into my Sanctuary strangers having uncircumcised hearts, and flesh, wherethrough my Sanctuary is defiled, when ye offer me bread, fat, and blood. Thus with all your abominations ye have broken my covenant,


Tell your brethren, that they are my people; and your sistren, that they have obtained mercy.


and turneth toward the sun rising to Bethdagon, and met at Zebulun and in the valley of Iphtahel, and toward the northside of Bethemek and Neiel, and goeth out on the left side of Cabul;


When Jesus came into the coasts of the city which is called Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples saying, "Whom do men say that I, the son of man, am?"

And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns that belong to the city called Caesarea Philippi, and by the way he asked his disciples saying, "Whom do men say that I am?"

And it fortuned, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him, and he asked them saying, "Who say the people that I am?"


Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant, which God hath made unto our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'Even in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.'

Moreover, I made an covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan: the land of their pilgrimage wherein they were strangers.


And the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, came Shalmaneser king of Assyria upon Samaria and besieged it. And they took it at the end of three years, which was the sixth of Hezekiah: that is to say the ninth year of Hosea king of Israel, was Samaria won. And the king of Assiria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor on the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes: read more.
because they would not hearken unto the voice of the LORD their God. But transgressed his covenant, and all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded, and would neither hear nor do.


And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, of this tenor: "Thus sayeth the LORD God of David thy father: 'Because thou walkedst not in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father and in the ways of Asa king of Judah, but walkedst in the ways of Asa king of Israel and hast made Judah and the dwellers of Jerusalem go a-whoring, like to the whoring of the house of Ahab, and hast thereto slain thy brethren that were thy father's house, which were better than thou: Therefore, behold, the LORD will smite thee with a mighty plague in thy folk, in thy children, in thy wives and in thy goods. read more.
And thou shalt have much disease through infirmity in thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of thy sickness, day by day.'"


Happy art thou Israel: who is like unto thee? A people that art saved by the LORD; thy shield, and helper, and sword of thy glory. And thine enemies shall hide themselves from thee, and thou shalt walk upon their high hills."

For kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and Queens shall be thy nursing mothers. They shall fall before thee with their faces flat upon the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet: that thou mayest know, how that I am the LORD. And who so putteth his trust in me, shall not be confounded.

The LORD hath said moreover: The occupiers of Egypt, the merchants of the Ethiopians and Sabees, shall come unto thee with tribute; they shall be thine, they shall follow thee, and go with chains upon their feet. They shall fall down before thee, and make supplication unto thee. For God, without whom there is none other God, shall be with thee.

Moreover, those shall come kneeling unto thee that have vexed thee: and all they that despised thee, shall fall down at thy foot. Thou shalt be called the city of the LORD, the holy Zion of Israel.

and to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, in name and honour: that thou mayest be a holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath said."

If thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, the LORD will set thee on high above all nations of the earth.

And the LORD shall set thee before and not behind, and thou shalt be above only and not beneath: if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God which I command thee this day to keep and to do them.

He set him up upon a high land, and he ate the increase of the fields. And he gave him honey to suck out of the rock, and oil out of the hard stone.

The people shall take them, and carry them home to their own land. And the house of Israel shall have them in possession for servants and maidens in the land of the LORD. They shall take those prisoners, whose captives they had been afore: and rule those that had oppressed them.


Understand, therefore, in thine heart, that as a man nurtureth his son, even so the LORD thy God nurtureth thee.

He humbled thee and made thee hunger and fed thee with Manna, which neither thou nor thy father knew of, to make thee know that a man must not live by bread only: but by all that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD must a man live.


And so Jonathan arose from the table in a great anger and did eat no meat the second day of the month, for he was sorry for David, because his father had done him shame.

And David besought God for the boy and fasted and went and lay all night upon the earth.

And when all the people came to eat meat with David, while it was yet day, David sware, saying, "So do God to me and so thereto, if I taste bread or ought else till the sun be down."

and took their bones and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

And they gathered together to Mizpeh, and drew water and poured it out before the LORD and fasted the same day, and said there, "We have sinned against the LORD." And Samuel judged the causes of the children of Israel in Mizpeh.

And they mourned, wept and fasted until evening - for Saul, and Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel, because they were overthrown with the sword.

Then Saul fell straightway flat on the earth as long as he was, and was sore a dread of the words of Samuel. And thereto there was no strength in him: for he had not eaten all the day and the night before.


"Nevertheless this shall come upon them because my people is become foolish, and hath utterly no understanding. They are the children of foolishness, and without any discretion. To do evil, they have wit enough: but to do well, they have no wisdom."


And the children of Israel slew them not, because the lords of the congregation had sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel. And therefore all the multitude murmured against the lords. But all the lords said unto all the congregation, "We have sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel, and therefore we may not hurt them.


But this we will do to them and let them live: and so shall no wrath be upon us because of the oath which we sware unto them." And the lords said unto them, "Let them live, that they may be hewers of wood and drawers of water unto all the congregation," as the lords said unto them. Then Joshua sent for them, and talked with them, and said, "Wherefore have ye beguiled us and yet ye dwell among us? read more.
And now therefore cursed be you, and there shall not cease to be of you, bondmen and hewers of wood and drawers of water unto the house of my God." And they answered Joshua and said, "It was told thy servants, how that the LORD thy God had commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabiters thereof out of your sight, and therefore we were exceeding sore afraid of our lives because of you. And now, behold, we are in thine hand; as it seemeth good and right in thine eyes to do unto us, so do." And he dealt as it is said with them, and rid them out of the hands of the children of Israel, that they slew them not. And Joshua made them that same day hewers of wood and drawers of water unto the congregation and unto the altar of God unto this day, in the place which God should choose.


they played wilily, and went and sent ambassadors: and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles old and rent and knit together again, and old clouted shoes upon their feet, and old raiment upon them and all their provision of bread was dried up and hoared. And they came unto Joshua, unto the host to Gilgal, and said unto him and unto the men of Israel, "We be come from a far country, now therefore make agreement with us." read more.
And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites, "Peradventure you dwell among us, and then how should we make peace with you?" And they said unto Joshua, "We are thy servants." And Joshua said unto them, "What are ye, and whence come ye?" And they answered him, "From a very far country thy servants are come, in the name of the LORD thy God: for we have heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt, and all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites beyond Jordan, Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan which dwelt at Ashtaroth. Wherefore our elders and all the inhabiters of our country spake to us saying, 'Take victuals with you to serve by the way, and go against them, and say unto them: We are your servants.' Now therefore make a covenant of peace with us. This, our provision of bread, we took with us out of our houses, hot, the day we departed to come unto you. And now behold it is dried up and hoared. And these bottles of wine which we filled were new: and see, they be rent. And these our garments and shoes are waxen old by reason of the exceeding long journey."


And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to save their lives: and the lords of the congregation sware unto them.


And the rascal people that was among them fell a lusting. And the children of Israel also went to, and wept, and said, "Who shall give us flesh to eat?

They tempted God in their hearts, and required meat for their lust.


And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, yer it was chewed up, the wrath of the LORD waxed hot upon the people, and the LORD slew of the people an exceeding mighty slaughter.


And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, yer it was chewed up, the wrath of the LORD waxed hot upon the people, and the LORD slew of the people an exceeding mighty slaughter.


Thou Israel wast hallowed unto the LORD, and so was his firstfruits. All they that devoured Israel, offended: misfortune fell upon them, sayeth the LORD."


And when they had finished all this, then all Israel that were found in cities of Judah went out and brake the Images and cut down the groves, and all to break the hill altars and the other altars throughout all Judah and Benjamin, Ephraim and Manasseh, until they had made an end of them. And afterward all the children of Israel returned every man to his possession in their own cities.


And Moses cried unto the LORD saying, "What shall I do unto this people? They be almost ready to stone me!"


Of the rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgot God that made thee.


Happy art thou Israel: who is like unto thee? A people that art saved by the LORD; thy shield, and helper, and sword of thy glory. And thine enemies shall hide themselves from thee, and thou shalt walk upon their high hills."

For kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and Queens shall be thy nursing mothers. They shall fall before thee with their faces flat upon the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet: that thou mayest know, how that I am the LORD. And who so putteth his trust in me, shall not be confounded.

The LORD hath said moreover: The occupiers of Egypt, the merchants of the Ethiopians and Sabees, shall come unto thee with tribute; they shall be thine, they shall follow thee, and go with chains upon their feet. They shall fall down before thee, and make supplication unto thee. For God, without whom there is none other God, shall be with thee.

Moreover, those shall come kneeling unto thee that have vexed thee: and all they that despised thee, shall fall down at thy foot. Thou shalt be called the city of the LORD, the holy Zion of Israel.

and to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, in name and honour: that thou mayest be a holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath said."

If thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, the LORD will set thee on high above all nations of the earth.

And the LORD shall set thee before and not behind, and thou shalt be above only and not beneath: if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God which I command thee this day to keep and to do them.

He set him up upon a high land, and he ate the increase of the fields. And he gave him honey to suck out of the rock, and oil out of the hard stone.

The people shall take them, and carry them home to their own land. And the house of Israel shall have them in possession for servants and maidens in the land of the LORD. They shall take those prisoners, whose captives they had been afore: and rule those that had oppressed them.


Happy art thou Israel: who is like unto thee? A people that art saved by the LORD; thy shield, and helper, and sword of thy glory. And thine enemies shall hide themselves from thee, and thou shalt walk upon their high hills."

For kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and Queens shall be thy nursing mothers. They shall fall before thee with their faces flat upon the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet: that thou mayest know, how that I am the LORD. And who so putteth his trust in me, shall not be confounded.

The LORD hath said moreover: The occupiers of Egypt, the merchants of the Ethiopians and Sabees, shall come unto thee with tribute; they shall be thine, they shall follow thee, and go with chains upon their feet. They shall fall down before thee, and make supplication unto thee. For God, without whom there is none other God, shall be with thee.

Moreover, those shall come kneeling unto thee that have vexed thee: and all they that despised thee, shall fall down at thy foot. Thou shalt be called the city of the LORD, the holy Zion of Israel.

and to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, in name and honour: that thou mayest be a holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath said."

If thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, the LORD will set thee on high above all nations of the earth.

And the LORD shall set thee before and not behind, and thou shalt be above only and not beneath: if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God which I command thee this day to keep and to do them.

He set him up upon a high land, and he ate the increase of the fields. And he gave him honey to suck out of the rock, and oil out of the hard stone.

The people shall take them, and carry them home to their own land. And the house of Israel shall have them in possession for servants and maidens in the land of the LORD. They shall take those prisoners, whose captives they had been afore: and rule those that had oppressed them.


Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest that adversary deliver ye to the judge, and the judge deliver ye to the minister, and then thou be cast into prison.

And I charged your judges the same time, saying, 'Hear your brethren and judge righteously between every man and his brother and the stranger that is with him.

and went about year by year, to Bethel, Gilgal and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places, and came again to Ramah:

If one man sin against another, the judge can redress it. But if a man sin against the LORD, who can redress it?" Notwithstanding, they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, for the LORD's will was to slay them.

Judges and officers thou shalt make thee in all thy cities, which the LORD thy God giveth thee throughout thy tribes: And let them judge the people righteously.

And he set judges in the land, throughout all the strong cities of Judah, city by city,

When there is strife between men, let them come unto the law, and let the judges justify the righteous and condemn the trespasser.

And it chanced on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood about Moses from morning unto evening.

saying, "There was a Judge in a certain city, which feared not God neither regarded man.


and yet for all that they would not hearken unto their judges: But went a whoring after strange gods and bowed themselves unto them, and turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in obeying the commandments of the LORD, and did not so.

And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city Ophrah. And all Israel went a whoring after him there, which thing was the ruin of Gideon's house.

But when they had transgressed against the God of their fathers and had gone awhoring after the gods of the people of the land, which God destroyed before them,

Thus were they stained with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

And they that escape from you, shall think upon me among the Heathen, where they shall be in captivity. As for that whorish and unfaithful heart of theirs, wherewith they run away from me, I will break it: Yea, and put out those eyes of theirs, that committed fornication with their idols. Then shall they be ashamed, and displeased with their selves, for the wickedness and abominations, which they have done:

Wherefore, speak unto the house of Israel, 'Thus sayeth the LORD God: Ye are even as unclean as your forefathers, and commit whoredom also with their abominations.

Therefore thus sayeth the LORD God: Forsomuch as thou hast forgotten me, and cast me aside, so bear now thy own filthiness and whoredom."

My people ask counsel at their stocks, their staff must tell them. For a whorish mind hath deceived them, so that they commit fornication against their God.

They are not minded to turn unto their God, for they have an whorish heart, so that they cannot know the LORD.

Do not thou triumph, O Israel; make no boasting more than the Heathen. For thou hast committed adultery against thy God: strange rewards hast thou loved, more than all the corn floors.


and yet for all that they would not hearken unto their judges: But went a whoring after strange gods and bowed themselves unto them, and turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in obeying the commandments of the LORD, and did not so.

And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city Ophrah. And all Israel went a whoring after him there, which thing was the ruin of Gideon's house.

But when they had transgressed against the God of their fathers and had gone awhoring after the gods of the people of the land, which God destroyed before them,

Thus were they stained with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

And they that escape from you, shall think upon me among the Heathen, where they shall be in captivity. As for that whorish and unfaithful heart of theirs, wherewith they run away from me, I will break it: Yea, and put out those eyes of theirs, that committed fornication with their idols. Then shall they be ashamed, and displeased with their selves, for the wickedness and abominations, which they have done:

Wherefore, speak unto the house of Israel, 'Thus sayeth the LORD God: Ye are even as unclean as your forefathers, and commit whoredom also with their abominations.

Therefore thus sayeth the LORD God: Forsomuch as thou hast forgotten me, and cast me aside, so bear now thy own filthiness and whoredom."

My people ask counsel at their stocks, their staff must tell them. For a whorish mind hath deceived them, so that they commit fornication against their God.

They are not minded to turn unto their God, for they have an whorish heart, so that they cannot know the LORD.

Do not thou triumph, O Israel; make no boasting more than the Heathen. For thou hast committed adultery against thy God: strange rewards hast thou loved, more than all the corn floors.


Your high feasts will I turn to sorrow, and your songs to mourning: I will bring sackcloth upon all backs, and baldness on every head. Yea, such a mourning will I send them, as is made upon an only begotten son, and they shall have a miserable end.

Moreover, I will take away all her mirth, her holidays, her new moons, her Sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts:

and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride, shall be heard no more in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth. And with thine enchantment were deceived all nations:

Thus will I bring the melody of thy songs, and the voice of thy minstrelsy to an end, so that they shall no more be heard.

In the streets shall there be lift up a cry because of wine, all men's cheer shall vanish away, and all joy of the earth shall pass.

And as for the voice of mirth and gladness of the cities of Judah and Jerusalem; the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride: I will make them cease, for the land shall be desolate."

For thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I shall take away out of this place, the voice of mirth and gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride: yea and that in your days, that ye may see it.

Moreover, I will take from them the voice of gladness and solace, the voice of the bridegroom and the bride, the voice of the anointed, with the cressets:

The joy of our heart is gone, our merry query is turned into mourning.


Your high feasts will I turn to sorrow, and your songs to mourning: I will bring sackcloth upon all backs, and baldness on every head. Yea, such a mourning will I send them, as is made upon an only begotten son, and they shall have a miserable end.

Moreover, I will take away all her mirth, her holidays, her new moons, her Sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts:

and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride, shall be heard no more in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth. And with thine enchantment were deceived all nations:

Thus will I bring the melody of thy songs, and the voice of thy minstrelsy to an end, so that they shall no more be heard.

In the streets shall there be lift up a cry because of wine, all men's cheer shall vanish away, and all joy of the earth shall pass.

And as for the voice of mirth and gladness of the cities of Judah and Jerusalem; the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride: I will make them cease, for the land shall be desolate."

For thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I shall take away out of this place, the voice of mirth and gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride: yea and that in your days, that ye may see it.

Moreover, I will take from them the voice of gladness and solace, the voice of the bridegroom and the bride, the voice of the anointed, with the cressets:

The joy of our heart is gone, our merry query is turned into mourning.


And then my wrath will wax hot against them, and I will forsake them and will hide my face from them, and they shall be consumed. And when much adversity and tribulation is come upon them, then they will say, 'Because our God is not among us,

And I will set my face against you and ye shall fall before your enemies, and they that hate you shall reign over you, and ye shall flee when no man followeth you.

My God shall cast them away, for they have not been obedient unto him, therefore shall they go astray among the Heathen.

And I shall thrust you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren the whole seed of Ephraim.

"But and if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God to keep and to do all his commandments and ordinances which I command thee this day; then all these curses shall come upon thee and overtake thee:

And he will give Israel up, because of the sin of Jeroboam wherewith he did sin and made Israel sin thereto."

Then spake the LORD unto me, and said, "Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet have I no heart to this people. Drive them away, that they may go out of my sight.

that all they might be damned which believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.


And then my wrath will wax hot against them, and I will forsake them and will hide my face from them, and they shall be consumed. And when much adversity and tribulation is come upon them, then they will say, 'Because our God is not among us,

And I will set my face against you and ye shall fall before your enemies, and they that hate you shall reign over you, and ye shall flee when no man followeth you.

My God shall cast them away, for they have not been obedient unto him, therefore shall they go astray among the Heathen.

And I shall thrust you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren the whole seed of Ephraim.

"But and if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God to keep and to do all his commandments and ordinances which I command thee this day; then all these curses shall come upon thee and overtake thee:

And he will give Israel up, because of the sin of Jeroboam wherewith he did sin and made Israel sin thereto."

Then spake the LORD unto me, and said, "Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet have I no heart to this people. Drive them away, that they may go out of my sight.

that all they might be damned which believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.


And the people waxed unpatient, and it displeased the ears of the LORD. And when the LORD heard it, he was wroth, and the fire of the LORD burnt among them and consumed the uttermost of the host.

When I was in heaviness, I thought upon God: when my heart was vexed, then did I speak. Selah.

Then the people murmured against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"

Then said they unto Moses, "Were there no graves for us in Egypt, but thou must bring us away for to die in the wilderness? Wherefore hast thou served us thus, for to carry us out of Egypt?

And the whole multitude of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness,

There the people thirsted for water, and murmured against Moses and said, "Wherefore hast thou brought us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?"

"How long shall this evil multitude murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel which they murmur against me.

And the people chode with Moses and spake, saying, "Would God that we had perished when our brethren perished before the LORD.

And the people spake against God and against Moses, "Wherefore hast thou brought us out of Egypt, for to die in the wilderness? For here is neither bread nor water, and our souls loatheth this light bread."

These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts, whose mouths speak proud things. They have men in great reverence because of advantage.


for how shall it be known now that both I and thy people have found favour in thy sight, but in that thou goest with us: that both I and thy people have a preeminence before all the people that are upon the face of the earth."

confess now therefore unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure, and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives."

and when the LORD thy God hath set them before thee that thou shouldest smite them: see that thou utterly destroy them and make no covenant with them nor have compassion on them.

Therefore shall ye not give your daughters unto their sons, and their daughters shall ye not take unto your sons, and seek not their peace and wealth forever, that ye may be strong, and enjoy the good in the land, and that ye and your children may have the inheritance of it for evermore.'

but ye should have made no covenant with the inhabiters of this land, ye should have broken down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice. Why have ye this done?

and that ye go not unto these nations that remain with you: and that ye neither make mention or swear by the names of their gods, and that ye neither serve them nor bow yourselves unto them.

Be holy unto me, for I the LORD am holy and have severed you from other nations: that ye should be mine.

From the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: Lo, the people shall dwell by himself and shall not be reckoned among other nations.

Upon these words, thus said the LORD unto me, "If thou wilt turn again, I shall set thee in my service: and if thou wilt take out the thing that is precious from the vile, thou shalt be even as mine own mouth. They shall convert unto thee, but turn not thou unto them:


And Joash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah at Bethshemesh: and brought him to Jerusalem, and tare the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits long.

Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to fight. And they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him.

{A Psalm of Asaph} O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem a heap of stones.

And Joash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, son of Jehoash son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh. And then he went to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

And the fifth year of king Rehoboam came Shishak king of Egypt up to Jerusalem,

In his time came the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, to Jerusalem and the city was besieged.

{Aleph} Alas, how sitteth the city so desolate, that some time was full of people? How is she become like a widow, which was the lady of all nations? How is she brought under tribute, that ruled all lands?


For lo, this I promise: though I sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as they use to sift in a sieve: yet shall not the smallest gravel stone fall upon the earth.

And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, which were of all nations under heaven.

My God shall cast them away, for they have not been obedient unto him, therefore shall they go astray among the Heathen.

The children also of Judah and Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Greeks, that ye might bring them the far from the borders of their own countries.

I scattered them also among the Heathen, so that they were strawed about in the lands. According to their ways and after their own inventions, so did I punish them.

Then said the Jews between themselves, "Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? Will he go among the gentiles, which are scattered all abroad, and teach the gentiles?

One third part within thee shall die of the pestilence and of hunger: Another third part shall be slain down round about thee with the sword: The other third part, that remaineth, will I scatter abroad toward all the winds, and draw out the sword after them.

Behold, the LORD shall waste and plague the world, he shall make the face of the earth desolate, and scatter abroad the inhabiters thereof.

I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword among them, to persecute them, until I bring them to naught."

And Judah shall continue ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

And with that said the LORD, "Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread in the midst of the Gentiles, among whom I will scatter them."

For in thee the fathers shall be fain to eat their own sons, and the sons their own fathers. Such a court will I keep in thee, and the whole remnant will I scatter into all the winds.

I lift up mine hand over them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the Heathen, and straw them among the nations:

O LORD righteousness belongeth unto thee; unto us pertaineth nothing but open shame: as it is come to pass this day unto every man of Judah, and to them that dwell at Jerusalem. Yea, unto all Israel, whether they be far or nigh, throughout all lands wherein thou hast strawed them, because of the offenses that they had done against thee.


And I will straw you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you, and your land shall be waste, and your cities desolate.

James, the servant of God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ, sendeth greeting to the twelve tribes which are scattered here and there.

Yet call to remembrance the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, and saidest, 'If ye transgress, then will I scatter you abroad among the nations.

And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, "There is a people scattered abroad and dispersed among all people in all the lands of thine empire, and their law is contrary unto all people, and they do not after the king's laws, neither is it the king's profit to suffer them after this manner.

Thou lettest us be eaten up like sheep, and scatterest us among the Heathen.

"Those that among you have escaped the sword, will I leave among the Gentiles, for I will scatter you among the nations.

I scattered them also among the Heathen, so that they were strawed about in the lands. According to their ways and after their own inventions, so did I punish them.

Then said the Jews between themselves, "Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? Will he go among the gentiles, which are scattered all abroad, and teach the gentiles?


And the blood shall be unto you a token, upon the houses wherein ye are; for when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

and said, "If ye will hearken unto the voice of the LORD your God, and will do that which is right in his sight and will give an ear unto his commandments, and keep all his ordinances: then will I put none of these diseases upon thee which I brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the LORD thy surgeon."

and shall kill serpents. And if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay their hands on the sick, and they shall recover."

But I will separate the same day the land of Goshen where my people are, so that there shall no flies be there: that thou mayest know that I am the LORD upon the earth.

And the LORD did the thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.

only in the land of Goshen where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.

And among all the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, nor yet man or beast: that ye may know, how the LORD putteth a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.'

A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy righthand; but it shall not come nigh thee.


And the blood shall be unto you a token, upon the houses wherein ye are; for when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

and said, "If ye will hearken unto the voice of the LORD your God, and will do that which is right in his sight and will give an ear unto his commandments, and keep all his ordinances: then will I put none of these diseases upon thee which I brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the LORD thy surgeon."

and shall kill serpents. And if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay their hands on the sick, and they shall recover."

But I will separate the same day the land of Goshen where my people are, so that there shall no flies be there: that thou mayest know that I am the LORD upon the earth.

And the LORD did the thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.

only in the land of Goshen where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.

And among all the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, nor yet man or beast: that ye may know, how the LORD putteth a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.'

A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy righthand; but it shall not come nigh thee.


But Joshua the son of Nun which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither. Bold him therefore, for he shall divide it unto Israel.

But I have said unto you that ye shall enjoy their land, and that I will give it unto you to possess it: even a land that floweth with milk and honey. I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other nations:

Be strong and bold: for unto this people shalt thou divide the land which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

Moses the servant of the LORD and the children of Israel smote them, and Moses the servant of the LORD, gave their lands a possession, unto the Reubenites, Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh.

all the inhabiters of the hill country, from Lebanon unto the hot waters even all the Sidonians. I will cast them out from before the children of Israel, and see that thou in any wise divide it by lot unto the children of Israel to inherit, as I have commanded thee.

gave them their inheritance by lot, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, to give unto the nine tribes, and unto the half tribe of Manasseh.

And so Joshua let the people depart every man unto his inheritance.


and that for Jacob my servant's sake, and for Israel my chosen. For I called thee by name, and ordained thee before thou knewest me.

But now, the LORD that made thee O Jacob, and he that fashioned thee O Israel, sayeth thus, "Fear not, for I will defend thee. I have called thee by thy name, thou art mine own.

From the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: Lo, the people shall dwell by himself and shall not be reckoned among other nations.

And I will take you for my people and will be to you a God. And ye shall know that I am the LORD your God which brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them and brought thee out with his presence and with his mighty power of Egypt:

And what one people in the earth is like thy people Israel? Which God went and delivered to be his people, and to make him a name, and to show them great and terrible things in the earth, before thy people which thou redeemest to thee out of Egypt, even from the people and from their gods.

For why? The LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his own possession.


And this Eglon gathered unto him the children of Ammon, and the Amalekites, and went and smote the children of Israel, and conquered the city of palm trees.

And the battle went sore against Saul, insomuch that shooters with bows had found him, and he was sore wounded of the shooters.

And the messenger answered and said, "Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there is a great slaughter chanced among the people, and thy two sons Hophni and Phinehas are dead, and thereto the ark of God is taken."

And so there went up thither about a three thousand men, which fled before the men of Ai.

and put themselves in array against Israel. And in the end of the battle Israel was put to the worse before the Philistines. And the Philistines slew in array along by the fields, about a four thousand men.

And David said to him again, "How hath it chanced? Tell me." And he said, "The people fled from the battle, and many of the people are overthrown and dead: and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead thereto."

Thou makest us to turn our backs upon our enemies, so that they which hate us spoil our goods.


At the same time shall the LORD take in hand again, to conquer the remnant of his people which are left alive: From the Assyrians, Egyptians, Arabians, Ethiopians, Elamites, Chaldeans, Antiochians and Islands of the sea.

then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity and have compassion upon thee and go and fetch thee again from all the nations, among which the LORD thy God shall have scattered thee.

But it shall be said, 'The LORD liveth, that brought the children of Israel from the North, and from all lands where I had scattered them.' For I will bring them again into the land that I gave unto their fathers.

And will gather together the remnant of my flock, from all lands that I had driven them unto, and will bring them again to their pastures, that they may grow and increase.

At the same time will I bring you in, and at the same time will I gather you. I will get you a name and a good report among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, sayeth the LORD.

I will bring them again also from the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria. I will carry them into the land of Gilead and to Lebanon and they shall want nothing.


And this Eglon gathered unto him the children of Ammon, and the Amalekites, and went and smote the children of Israel, and conquered the city of palm trees.

And the battle went sore against Saul, insomuch that shooters with bows had found him, and he was sore wounded of the shooters.

And the messenger answered and said, "Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there is a great slaughter chanced among the people, and thy two sons Hophni and Phinehas are dead, and thereto the ark of God is taken."

And so there went up thither about a three thousand men, which fled before the men of Ai.

and put themselves in array against Israel. And in the end of the battle Israel was put to the worse before the Philistines. And the Philistines slew in array along by the fields, about a four thousand men.

And David said to him again, "How hath it chanced? Tell me." And he said, "The people fled from the battle, and many of the people are overthrown and dead: and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead thereto."

Thou makest us to turn our backs upon our enemies, so that they which hate us spoil our goods.


Yet there shall not one hair of your heads perish.

The angel of the LORD pitcheth his tent round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

For the eyes of the LORD behold all the earth, to strengthen the hearts of them that are whole with him. Herein thou hast done foolishly, and therefore from henceforth thou shalt have war."

The LORD shall preserve him, and keep him alive: he shall make him to prosper upon earth, and shall not deliver him into the will of his enemies.

He shall defend thee under his wings, that thou mayest be safe under his feathers: his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

The hills stand about Jerusalem; even so standeth the LORD round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.

Yea, I myself, sayeth the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be honored in her.'


This he hedged, this he walled round about, and planted it with goodly grapes. In the midst of it builded he a tower, and made a wine press therein. And afterward when he looked that it should bring him grapes, it brought forth thorns.

and among all green trees. Whereas I planted thee out of noble grapes and good roots. How art thou turned then into a bitter, unfruitful, and strange grape?

Israel was a goodly vine, but he hath brought forth unprofitable fruit: yea, the more fruit he had the more altars he made; the more good I did to their land, the more friendship showed they to their Images.

Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt; thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

And therefore thus sayeth the LORD God: Like as I cast the vine into the fire for to be burnt, as other trees of the wood: Even so will I do with them that dwell in Jerusalem,

Then did it grow, and was a great vine stock, but low by the ground: thus there came of it a vine, and it brought forth blossoms, and spread out branches.

"As for thy mother, she is like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waterside: her fruits and branches are grown out of many waters,


This he hedged, this he walled round about, and planted it with goodly grapes. In the midst of it builded he a tower, and made a wine press therein. And afterward when he looked that it should bring him grapes, it brought forth thorns.

and among all green trees. Whereas I planted thee out of noble grapes and good roots. How art thou turned then into a bitter, unfruitful, and strange grape?

Israel was a goodly vine, but he hath brought forth unprofitable fruit: yea, the more fruit he had the more altars he made; the more good I did to their land, the more friendship showed they to their Images.

Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt; thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

And therefore thus sayeth the LORD God: Like as I cast the vine into the fire for to be burnt, as other trees of the wood: Even so will I do with them that dwell in Jerusalem,

Then did it grow, and was a great vine stock, but low by the ground: thus there came of it a vine, and it brought forth blossoms, and spread out branches.

"As for thy mother, she is like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waterside: her fruits and branches are grown out of many waters,


In the days of Pekah king of Israel, came Tiglathpileser, king of Assyria, and took Ijon, Abelbethmaacah, Janoah, Kadesh, Hazor, Gilead, Galilee, and all the land of Naphtali, and carried them away to Assyria.

And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the lords and all the men of might, to the number of ten thousand, into captivity - and all craftsmen and Joiners, none remaining save the poor people of the land.

And the rest of the people that were left in the city, and them that were fled to the king of Babylon, and the remnant of the common people,

And in the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria took Samaria and carried Israel away unto Assyria and put them in Halah, in Habor on the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

And the king of Assiria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor on the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes:

Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of the Syrians: which beat him and carried away a great multitude of his captive into Damascus. And thereto he was delivered into the hand of the king of Israel which slew of his a mighty slaughter.


And it chanced, in process of time, that the king of Egypt died; and the children of Israel sighed by the reason of labour, and cried.

And he set taskmasters over them, to keep them under with burdens. And they built unto Pharaoh treasure cities: Pithom and Rameses.

And it happened in these days when Moses was waxed great, that he went out unto his brethren and looked on their burdens, and spied an Egyptian smiting one of his brethren, an Hebrew.

Then said the king of Egypt unto them, "Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their work? Get you unto your labour."

how our fathers went down into Egypt, and how we have dwelt in Egypt a long time, and, how the Egyptians vexed both us and our fathers.

whose heart turned so, that they hated his people, and dealt untruly with his servants.

God verily spake on this wise, that this seed should be a dweller in a strange land, and that they should keep them in bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.


And it chanced, in process of time, that the king of Egypt died; and the children of Israel sighed by the reason of labour, and cried.

And he set taskmasters over them, to keep them under with burdens. And they built unto Pharaoh treasure cities: Pithom and Rameses.

And it happened in these days when Moses was waxed great, that he went out unto his brethren and looked on their burdens, and spied an Egyptian smiting one of his brethren, an Hebrew.

Then said the king of Egypt unto them, "Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their work? Get you unto your labour."

how our fathers went down into Egypt, and how we have dwelt in Egypt a long time, and, how the Egyptians vexed both us and our fathers.

whose heart turned so, that they hated his people, and dealt untruly with his servants.

God verily spake on this wise, that this seed should be a dweller in a strange land, and that they should keep them in bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.


And the LORD said unto Samuel, "Hear the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee. For they have not cast thee away, but me: that I should not reign over them.

And the people answered all together and said, "All that the LORD hath said, we will do." And Moses brought the words of the people unto the LORD.

At the mouth of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the mouth of the LORD they pitched. And as long as the cloud abode upon the habitation, they lay still,

that thou shouldest come under the covenant of the LORD thy God, and under his oath which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day.

And Gideon said unto them, "I will not reign over you, neither shall my children reign over you, but the LORD shall reign over you."

And for all that, when you saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, 'Not so, a king shall reign over us' - when yet the LORD your God was your king.


and found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy with his wife Priscilla: because that the Emperor Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome. And he drew unto them.

At the same time Rezin king of Syria brought Elath again to Syria, and rid the Jews thence. And the Syrians went to Elath and dwelt therein unto this day.

And the writings were sent by posts into all the king's lands, to root out, to kill, and to destroy all Jews, both young and old, children and women in one day, - namely upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar - and to spoil their goods.

Yea, they say in their hearts, "Let us make havoc of them all together." Thus have they burnt up all the houses of God in the land.

"Come," say they, "let us root them out, that they be no more a people, and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance."

Now were there certain men of the Chaldeans that went even then and accused the Jews,

and brought them to the officers, saying, "These men trouble our city, which are Jews


The cities toward the south shall be shut up, and no man shall open them. All Judah shall be carried away captive, so that none shall remain.

The LORD shall bring both thee and thy king which thou hast set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, and there thou shalt serve strange gods: even wood and stone.

And they shall fall on the edge of the sword. And they shall be led captive into all nations. And Jerusalem shall be trodden underfoot of the gentiles, until the time of the gentiles be fulfilled.

And the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed that groweth in the water is shaken, and will weed Israel out of this good land which he gave to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond Euphrates, because they have made them groves to anger the LORD.

Yea, and part of thy sons, that shall come of thee, and whom thou shalt get, shall be carried hence, and become gelded chamberlains in the king of Babylon's court."

For Amos sayeth, 'Jeroboam shall die with the sword, and Israel shall be led away, captive out of their own land.'"


So we brake up, from the water of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and delivered us from the hand of the enemies and of such as laid wait for us by the way.

My God hath sent his angel, which hath shut the lions' mouths, so that they might not hurt me. For why? Mine unguiltiness is found out before him. And as for thee, O king, I never offended thee."

And Elisha prayed and said, "LORD open the eyes of the young man," and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

And they departed. And the fear of God fell upon the cities that were round about them, that they durst not follow after the sons of Jacob.

and went between the host of the Egyptians and the host of Israel. It was a dark cloud, and gave light by night: so that all the night long the one could not come at the other.

saying, "Hurt not the earth neither the sea, neither the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.


Thou hast made thyself guilty in the blood that thou hast shed, and defiled thee in the Idols, which thou hast made. Thou hast caused thy days to draw nigh, and made the time of thy years to come. Therefore will I make thee to be confounded among the heathen, and to be despised in all the lands.

And will make them to be a reproof, a common byword, a laughingstock and shame, in all the places where I shall scatter them.

And thou shalt go to waste and be made an example and a jestingstock unto all nations whither the LORD shall carry thee.

then I will weed Israel out of the land which I have given them. And this house which I have hallowed for my name, I will put out of my sight. And Israel shall be a proverb and a fable unto all nations.

Thou makest us to be a byword among the Heathen, and that the people shake their heads at us.


He will come and destroy those farmers, and will let out his vineyard to others." When they heard that, they said, "God forbid."

Though some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, art graft in among them, and made partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

My God shall cast them away, for they have not been obedient unto him, therefore shall they go astray among the Heathen.

For I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden, shall taste of my supper.'"

Therefore say I unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to the Gentiles, which shall bring forth the fruits of it.


He will come and destroy those farmers, and will let out his vineyard to others." When they heard that, they said, "God forbid."

Though some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, art graft in among them, and made partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

My God shall cast them away, for they have not been obedient unto him, therefore shall they go astray among the Heathen.

For I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden, shall taste of my supper.'"

Therefore say I unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to the Gentiles, which shall bring forth the fruits of it.


"Hearken another similitude. There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and made a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a strange country:

Like as the multitude shall wonder upon him, because his face shall be so deformed and not as a man's face, and his beauty like no man:

Moreover, thus sayeth the LORD the avenger and holy one of Israel, because of the abhorring and despising among the Gentiles, concerning the servant of all them that bear rule: Kings and Princes shall see, and arise and worship, because of the LORD that he is faithful: and because of the holy one of Israel, which hath chosen thee.

For he is the sanctifying, and stone to stumble at, the rock to fall upon, a snare and net to both the houses: to Israel, and the inhabiters of Jerusalem. And many shall stumble, fall, and be broken upon him: yea they shall be snared and taken."

And now saith the LORD that formed me in the womb, to be his servant and to turn Jacob unto him,

Who believeth our sayings? And the arm of the LORD, to whom is it opened? He came up as a spray before him, and as a root out of a dry land. There was neither fashion or beauty on him. And when we looked on him, there was no godliness that we should lust after him. He was despised and cast out of men's company; and one that had suffered sorrow, and had experience of infirmity. And we were as one that had hid his face from him.

And Jesus answered and spake unto them again in similitudes, saying.


And Israel dwelt in Egypt, even in the country of Goshen. And they had their possessions therein, and they grew and multiplied exceedingly.

Thus took the children of Israel their journey from Rameses to Succoth; six hundred thousand men of foot, beside children. And much common people went also with them, and sheep, and oxen, and cattle exceeding much.

the children of Israel grew, increased, multiplied and waxed exceeding mighty: so that the land was full of them. Then there rose up a new king in Egypt which knew not Joseph. And he said unto his folk, "Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we. read more.
Come on, let us play wisely with them: lest they multiply, and then - if there chance any war - they join themselves unto our enemies and fight against us, and so get them out of the land." And he set taskmasters over them, to keep them under with burdens. And they built unto Pharaoh treasure cities: Pithom and Rameses. But the more they vexed them, the more they multiplied and grew: so that they abhorred the children of Israel. And the Egyptians held the children of Israel in bondage without mercy, and made their lives bitter unto them with cruel labour in clay and brick, and all manner work in the fields, and in all manner of service, which they caused them to work cruelly. And the king of Egypt said unto the midwives of the Hebrews' women, of which the one's name was Shiphrah and the other Puah, "When ye midwife the women of the Hebrews and see in the birth time that it is a boy, kill it. But if it be a maid, let it live." Notwithstanding, the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them: but saved the men children. Then the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said unto them, "Why have ye dealt on this manner and have saved the men children?" And the midwives answered Pharaoh, that the Hebrews' women were not as the women of Egypt: but were sturdy women, and were delivered yer the midwives came at them. And God therefore dealt well with the midwives. And the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty,

But he increased his people exceedingly, and made them stronger than their enemies,

"When the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt


And the LORD said unto her, "There are two manner of people in thy womb, and two nations shall spring out of thy bowels, and the one nation shall be mightier than the other and the eldest shall be servant unto the younger."

And with thy sword shalt thou live and shalt be thy brother's servant; But the time will come, when thou shalt get the mastery, and loose his yoke from off thy neck."

And he said unto Abram, "Know this of a surety, that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that pertaineth not unto them. And they shall make bondmen of them and entreat them evil, four hundred years.

And he brought him out at the doors and said, "Look up unto heaven and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them." And said unto him, "Even so shall thy seed be."

God give thee of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth and plenty of corn and wine. People be thy servants, and nations bow unto thee. Be lord over thy brethren, and thy mother's children stoop unto thee. Cursed be he that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee."

and will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries. And through thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed,

And his father would not, but said, "I know it well my son, I know it well. He shall be also a people and shall be great. But of a truth his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall be full of people."


If thou buy a servant that is an Hebrew, sixth years he shall serve, and the seventh he shall go out free paying nothing.

And they prepared for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians which ate with him by themselves; because the Egyptians may not eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

And ye shall dwell in booths seven days: even all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths,

all the inhabiters of the hill country, from Lebanon unto the hot waters even all the Sidonians. I will cast them out from before the children of Israel, and see that thou in any wise divide it by lot unto the children of Israel to inherit, as I have commanded thee.

And the king of Egypt said unto the midwives of the Hebrews' women, of which the one's name was Shiphrah and the other Puah,

And Pharaoh sent to wete: but there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. Notwithstanding, the heart of Pharaoh hardened, and he would not let the people go.

Then Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, "Thus sayeth the LORD God of the Hebrews, 'How long shall it be, or thou wilt submit thyself unto me? Let my people go, that they may serve me.


And the ancient heads of the children of Gilead the son of Machir the son of Manasseh of the kindred of the children of Joseph, came forth and spake before Moses and the princes which were ancient heads among the children of Israel,

The name of the Israelite which was smitten with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a lord of an ancient house among the Simeonites.

Tomorrow morning ye shall come by your tribes. And the tribe which the LORD shall find guilty, shall come by kindreds. And the kindred which the LORD shall find guilty, shall come by households. And the household which the LORD shall find faulty, shall come man by man.


God verily spake on this wise, that this seed should be a dweller in a strange land, and that they should keep them in bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.

This I say, that the law which began afterward, beyond four hundred and thirty years, doth not disannul the testament, that was confirmed afore of God unto Christ ward, to make the promise of none effect.

And he said unto Abram, "Know this of a surety, that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that pertaineth not unto them. And they shall make bondmen of them and entreat them evil, four hundred years.

And the time of the dwelling of the children of Israel, which they dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And when the four hundred and thirty years were expired, even the self same day departed all the hosts of the LORD out of the land of Egypt.


And he said, "Thou shalt be called Jacob no more, but Israel. For thou hast wrestled with God and with men and hast prevailed."

and said unto him, "Thy name is Jacob. Notwithstanding thou shalt be no more called Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name." And so was his name called Israel.

Unto this day they do after the old manner: they neither fear the LORD, neither do after their own ordinances and customs, and after the law and commandment which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob whose name he called Israel,


Forty years long madest thou provision for them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing: their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.

He brought them forth also with silver and gold; there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, and yet his eyes were not dim nor his cheeks abated.

He humbled thee and made thee hunger and fed thee with Manna, which neither thou nor thy father knew of, to make thee know that a man must not live by bread only: but by all that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD must a man live. Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy feet swell this forty year.

And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: and your clothes are not waxed old upon you, nor are thy shoes waxed old upon thy feet. Ye have eaten no bread, nor drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know, how that he is the LORD your God.


Nebuzaradan the chief Marshal carried away, and left of the poor of the land to dress the vines and to till the ground.

And over the people that remained in the land of Judah, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon left, he set Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan. And when all the captains of the men of war and the men heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizphah: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite and Jaazaniah the son of Maachathi and their men.

But Nebuzaradan the chief captain let the rascal people, and those that had nothing, dwell still in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and corn fields at the same time.

Now when the captains of the Host of Judah, which with their fellows were scattered abroad on every side in the land, understood that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the land, and that man, wife and child, yea and the poor men in the land that were not led captive to Babylon should be under his Jurisdiction: They came to Gedaliah unto Mizphah: Namely, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathah the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of Maachathi, with their companions. And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, swore unto them and their fellows on this manner, "Be not afraid to serve the Chaldeans; dwell in the land, and do the king of Babylon service, so shall ye prosper. read more.
Behold, I dwell at Mizphah to be an officer on the Chaldeans' behalf, and to satisfy such as come to us. Therefore gather you wine, corn and oil, and keep them in your warehouses, and dwell in your cities that ye have in keeping." Yea all the Jews also that dwelt in Moab, under the Ammonites, in Idumaea and in all the countries, when they heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan governor upon them that were left in Judah: All the Jews, I say, returned out of all places where they were fled unto: and came in to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah unto Mizphah, and gathered wine and other fruits, and that very much.

But the poor people of the country did Nebuzaradan the chief Captain leave in the land, to occupy the vineyards and fields.


And the angel of God which went before the host of Israel, removed and went behind them. And the clouden pillar that was before them removed and stood behind them and went between the host of the Egyptians and the host of Israel. It was a dark cloud, and gave light by night: so that all the night long the one could not come at the other. When now Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, the LORD carried away the sea with a strong east wind that blew all night, and made the sea dry land and the water divided itself. read more.
And the children of Israel went in through the midst of the sea upon the dry ground. And the water was a wall unto them, both on their right hand and on their left hand.

and what he did unto the host of the Egyptians, unto their horses and chariots, how he brought the water of the reed sea upon them as they chased you, and how the LORD hath brought them to nought unto this day;


And the blood shall be unto you a token, upon the houses wherein ye are; for when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

so that no man saw another, neither rose up from the place where he was by the space of three days, but all the children of Israel had light where they dwelled.

only in the land of Goshen where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.

And among all the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, nor yet man or beast: that ye may know, how the LORD putteth a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.'

But I will separate the same day the land of Goshen where my people are, so that there shall no flies be there: that thou mayest know that I am the LORD upon the earth. And I will put a division between my people and thine. And even tomorrow shall this miracle be done.'"

But the LORD shall make a division between the beasts of the Israelites, and the beasts of the Egyptians: so that there shall nothing die of all that pertaineth to the children of Israel.'" And the LORD appointed a time saying, "Tomorrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land." And the LORD did the thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.


And he said unto Moses, "Come unto the LORD: both thou and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel, and worship afar off." And Moses went himself alone unto the LORD, but they came not nigh, neither came the people up with him. And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all the laws. And all the people answered with one voice and said, "All the words which the LORD hath said, will we do." read more.
Then Moses wrote all the words of the LORD and rose up early and made an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars according to the number of the twelve tribes of Israel,


When he was at Jerusalem, at Easter in the feast, many believed on his name, when they saw his miracles which he did:

Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.

because that for his sake many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.

And many believed on him there.

And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, "Thou seest brother, how many thousand Jews there are which believe, and they are all zealous over the law.


All the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy, and Joseph was in Egypt already.

These are the names of the children of Israel which came into Egypt, both Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's first son. The children of Reuben: Hanoch, Phallu, Hezron and Carmi. The children of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman. read more.
The children of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari. The children of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Sarah - but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. The children of Perez, Hezron, and Hamul. The children of Issachar: Tola, Puva, Iob and Shimron. The children of Zebulon: Sered, Elon and Jahleel. These be the children of Lea which she bare unto Jacob in Mesopotamia with his daughter Dina. All these souls of his sons and daughters make thirty and six. The children of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli. The children of Asher: Imnah, Isvah, Ishvi, Beriah and Serah their sister. And the children of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel. These are the children of Zilpah whom Laban gave to Lea his daughter. And these she bare unto Jacob in number sixteen souls. The children of Rachel, Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin. And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were borne: Manasseh and Ephraim which Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On bare unto him. The children of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard. These are the children of Rachel which were born unto Jacob: fourteen souls altogether. The children of Dan: Hushim. The children Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem. These are the sons of Bilhah which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob, altogether seven souls. All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt which came out of his loins - beside his son's wives - were all together sixty and six souls. And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt were: two souls. So that all the souls of the house of Jacob which came into Egypt are seventy.

Thy fathers went down into Egypt with seventy souls, and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven in multitude.

Then sent Joseph and caused his father to be brought, and all his kin: three score and fifteen souls.


And Asa laid him to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father. And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his room.

Jehoshaphat laid him to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Jehoram his son reigned in his room:


"Wherefore behold: I will call her again, bring her into a wilderness, and speak friendly unto her. There will I give her, her vineyards again; yea, and the valley of Achor also, to show her hope and comfort. Then shall she sing there as in the time of her youth, and like as in the day when she came out of the land of Egypt. Then, sayeth the LORD, she shall say unto me, 'O my husband,' and shall call me no more Baal. read more.
For I will take away those names of Baal from her mouth, yea she shall never remember their names any more. Then will I make a covenant with them, with the wild beasts, with the fowls of the air, and with everything that creepeth upon the earth. As for bow, sword and battle, I will destroy such out of the land, and will make them to sleep safely. Thus will I marry thee unto mine own self forevermore: yea even to myself will I marry thee, in righteousness, in equity, in loving-kindness, and mercy. In faith also will I marry thee, unto myself, and thou shalt know the LORD. At the same time will I show myself friendly and gracious unto the heavens, sayeth the LORD: and the heavens shall help the earth, and the earth shall help the corn, wine, and oil, and they shall help Jezreel. I will sow them upon earth, for a seed to mine own self, and will have mercy upon her, that was without mercy. And to them which were not my people, I will say, 'Thou art my people.' And he shall say, 'Thou art my God.'"

therefore have I not turned me to destroy Ephraim in my wrathful displeasure. For I am God, and no man: I am even that holy one in the midst of thee, though I came not within the city. The LORD roareth like a lion, that they may follow him. Yea, as a lion roareth he, that they may be afraid like the children of the sea: that they may be scattered away from Egypt, as men scare birds: and frayed away, as doves used to be, from the Assyrians' land: and that because I would have them tarry at home, sayeth the LORD.

Therefore shall sorrows come upon him, as upon a woman that travaileth. An indiscreet son is he: for he considereth not, that he should not have been able to have endured in the time of his birth, had not I defended him from the grave, and delivered him from death. O death, I will be thy death: O hell, I will be thy sting.

Ephraim, what have ye any more to do with idols? I have healed him and looked on him. I will be as a great fir tree, and of me shall thy fruit be found.


When the Philistines heard the noise of the shout they said, "What meaneth the sound of this mighty shout in the host of the Hebrews?" And they understood how that the ark of the LORD was come into the host.

But there was no smith throughout the land of Israel. For the Philistines thought that then the Hebrews might make them swords or spears.

circumcised the eighth day, of the kindred of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew born of the Hebrews; as concerning the law, a Pharisee,

And when they had both showed themselves unto the garrison of the Philistines, the Philistines said, "See, the Hebrews come out of the holes where they had hid themselves in."

And Jonathan slew the Philistines in a hold they had in Gibeah, and it came to the Philistines' ears. And Saul caused the trumpet to be blown throughout all the land, saying, "Let the Hebrews hear."

Moreover, the Hebrews that were with the Philistines before that time, and were come with them in all parts of the host, joined themselves unto Israel which were with Saul and Jonathan.


And he brought him out at the doors and said, "Look up unto heaven and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them." And said unto him, "Even so shall thy seed be."

that I will bless thee and multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven and as the sand upon the sea side. And thy seed shall possess the gates of his enemies.

and will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries. And through thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed,

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth: And thou shalt spread abroad: west, east, north and south. And through thee and thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.


For Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah, when she saw her son was dead, arose and destroyed all the seed of the kingdom of the house of Judah. But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him from among the king's sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a sleeping chamber. And so Jehoshabeath the daughter of king Jehoram and wife of Jehoiada the priest - because she was the sister of Ahaziah - hid him from Athaliah that she slew him not. And he was with them hid in the house of God six years. And Athaliah reigned over the land.

And Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah, when she saw that her son was dead, she arose and slew all the seed of the king. But Jehosheba the daughter of king Jehoram and sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him from among the king's sons that were slain, and his nurse with him, out of a sleeping chamber, and hid him from Athaliah, that he was not slain. And he was with her, hid in the house of the LORD, six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land. read more.
And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds with the captains and them of the guard, and took them into him into the house of the LORD, and made a bond with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the LORD, and showed them the king's son. And he commanded them, saying, "This is that ye must do: one third part of you shall come on the Sabbath day and keep the watch of the king's house; and another third part shall be at the gate Sur; and another third part shall be at the gate behind the guard chamber, and so shall ye keep the watch of the house of Massah; and two portions of you - that is, all that go out the Sabbath day - shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD about the king, and shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapon in his hand. And whosoever cometh within the ranges shall die for it. And see that ye be with the king as he goeth out and in." And the captains over the hundreds did all the things as Jehoiada the priest commanded: and took every man his men, that is, them that came in the Sabbath day with them that went out the Sabbath day, and went to Jehoiada the priest. And the priest gave to the captains over hundreds the spears and shields that were king David's and had remained in the temple. And the guard stood every man with his weapon in his hand round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left along by the altar and the temple. And he brought out the son of the king and put the crown upon him, and delivered him the witness, and made him king and anointed him. And they clapped their hands and said, "God save the king." And when Athaliah heard the noise of the running of the people, she came to the people into the house of the LORD. And when she saw the king stand by a pillar - as the manner was - and the singers and the trumpets by the king, and all the people of the land rejoicing, and the blowing of the trumpets, she rent her clothes and cried, "Treason! Treason!" And Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds that had the rule of the host, and said to them, "Bring her without the wall. And if any follow her, let him die with the sword. For the priest said, "She may not be slain in the house of the LORD." And they laid hands on her, and she went the way that the horses of the kings went out and was slain there.

And in the seventh year Jehoiada took heart, and made a bond with the captains of hundreds: Azariah the son of Jehoram, Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, Azariah the son of Obed, Maaseiah the son of Adaiah and Elishaphat the son of Zichri. And they went about in Judah and gathered the Levites out of all the cities of Judah and the ancient heads of Israel: and they came to Jerusalem. And all the congregation made a bond with the king in the house of God. And Jehoiada said to them, "Behold, the king's son must reign over the children of David, as the LORD hath said. read more.
This it is therefore that ye shall do. The third part of you priests and Levites which come in the Sabbath day, shall keep the doors; and another third part shall be in the king's house; and another third part shall be in the gate of the foundation, and all the people shall be in the courts of the house of the LORD. And there shall none come into the house of the LORD, save the priests and the Levites that minister. They shall go in, for they are holy: and all the people shall keep the watch of the LORD. And the Levites shall compass the king round about, and every man his weapon in his hand: and whatsoever other man come into the house of the Lord, he shall die for it, and they shall be with the king, as he cometh in and as he goeth out." And the Levites and all Judah did in all things as Jehoiada the priest commanded, and took every man his men: both them that came in and them that went out the Sabbath day: for Jehoiada the priest did let none of the companies depart. And Jehoiada the priest delivered to the captains of hundreds spears and shields and bucklers that pertained to king David and were in the house of God. And he set all the people and every man his weapon in his hand, from the right corner of the house to the left corner of the house, along by the altar and the house round about the king. And they brought out the king's son and put upon him the crown and the testimony, and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him and said, "God save the king." When Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she went among the people into the house of the LORD. And when she saw the king stand at his pillar in the entering, and the lords and trumpets about the king, and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing with trumpets, and the singers with instruments of music teaching to praise. Then she rent her clothes and cried, "Treason! Treason!" And Jehoiada the priest went out with the captains of hundreds that were appointed to govern the host and said to them, "Have her out without the arrays and whosoever followeth her, let him be slain with the sword." For the priest said, "Slay her not in the house of the LORD." And they laid hands on her, and when she was come out to the entering of the horse gate in the king's house, they slew her there.


And my God gave me in my heart, that I gathered together the principal men and the people to number them. And I found a register of the number of them, which came up afore out of the captivity: and found written therein: "These are the sons of the land that went up from the captivity of the carrying away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had brought away, and came again to Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city; which came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nahum, Baanah. This is the number of the men of the people of Israel. read more.
The children of Parosh were two thousand, a hundred, and two and seventy; the children of Shephatiah, three hundred and two and seventy; The children of Arah, six hundred and two and fifty. The children of Pahathmoab among the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand, eight hundred, and eighteen; The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred and four and fifty; The children of Zattu, eight hundred and five and forty; The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore; The children of Binnui, six hundred and eight and forty; The children of Bebai, six hundred and eight and twenty; The children of Azgad, two thousand, three hundred and two and twenty; The children of Adonikam, six hundred and seven and threescore; The children of Bigvai, two thousand, and seven and threescore; The children of Adin, six hundred, and five and fifty; The children of Ater of Hezekiah, eight and ninety; The children of Hashum, three hundred eight and twenty; The children of Bezai, three hundred and four and twenty; The children of Hariph, a hundred and twelve; The children of Gibeon, five and ninety. The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, a hundred and eight and fourscore; The men of Anathoth, a hundred and eight and twenty; The men of Bethazmaveth, two and forty; The men of Kiriathjearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and three and forty; The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and one and twenty; The men of Michmash, a hundred and two and twenty; The men of Bethel and Ai, a hundred and three and twenty; The men of Nebo, a hundred and two and fifty. The children of the other Elam, a thousand, two hundred and four and fifty; The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty; The children of Jericho, three hundred and five and forty; The children of Lod, Hadid and Ono, seven hundred and one and twenty; The children of Senaah, three thousand, nine hundred and thirty. The priests: The children of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and three and seventy; The children of Immer, a thousand, and two and fifty; The children of Pashhur, a thousand, two hundred and seven and forty; The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen. The Levites: the children of Jeshua of Kadmiel, among the children of Hodevah, four and seventy. The singers: the children of Asaph, a hundred and eight and forty. The porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, all together a hundred and eight and thirty. The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth, The children of Ceros, the children of Sia, the children of Padon, The children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Shalmai, the children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, the children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephushesim, The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur, The children of Bazlith, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha, The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Temah, The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha. The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida, The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel, The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Amon. All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were all together three hundred and two and ninety. And these went up also, Telmelah, Telharsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not show their father's house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel. The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred and two and forty. And of the priests, the children of Habaiah, the children of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, which took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was named after their name. These sought the register of their generation, and when they found it not, they were put from the priesthood. And Hathirsatha said unto them that they should not eat of the most holy, till there came up a Priest with light and perfectness. The whole congregation as one man, was two and forty thousand, three hundred and threescore; Beside their servants and maidens, of whom there were seven thousand, three hundred and seven and thirty. And they had two hundred and seven and forty singing men and women,


This did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadesh Barnea to see the land.

Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land. And I brought them word again even as I thought in mine heart.

And then ye came unto me every one and said, 'Let us send men before us, to search us out the land and to bring us word again, both what way we shall go up by, and unto what cities we shall come.'

and took of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down unto us and brought us word again, and said, 'It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.'


Thereupon all the people both small and great and the captains of the men of war arose and went to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldeans.

So all the people that Ishmael had carried away from Mizphah, were brought again. And when they returned, they came to Johanan the son of Kareah. But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah fled from Johanan with eight of his sworn companions, and went to the Ammonites. Then Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the Host that were with him, took the remnant of the people, whom Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had led away when he had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom they also had rescued from him: fighting men, women and children, and gelded men: Whom they brought again from Gibeon. read more.
And went from thence, and sat them down at Geruth Chimham, which lieth beside Bethlehem, that they might go into Egypt for fear of the Chaldeans: of whom they were afraid, because that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah Ahikam's son, whom the king of Babylon had made governor in the land.

Nevertheless, if ye purpose not to dwell in this land, nor to follow the voice of the LORD your God, but will say thus, 'We will not dwell here, but go into Egypt; where we shall neither see war, hear the noise of battle, nor suffer hunger, there will we dwell.' Wherefore hear now the word of the LORD, O ye remnant of Judah. Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts the God of Israel: If ye be wholly purposed to go into Egypt, and to be there as strangers: read more.
the sword that ye fear, shall overtake you in Egypt; and the hunger whereof ye be here afraid, shall hang upon you into Egypt and there ye shall die. For all they, that of set purpose undertake to go into Egypt, there to ease themselves of their misery, shall perish with the sword, with hunger and pestilence. Not one of them shall remain; there shall none escape the plague, that I will bring upon them. For thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts the God of Israel: Like as my wrath and indignation is come upon the inhabiters of Jerusalem, so shall my displeasure go forth upon you also, if ye go into Egypt: For there ye shall be reviled, abhorred, brought to shame and confusion: and as for this place, ye shall never see it more.


Unto this day they do after the old manner: they neither fear the LORD, neither do after their own ordinances and customs, and after the law and commandment which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob whose name he called Israel,

and tarried behind; himself alone. And there wrestled a man with him unto the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he could not prevail against him, he smote him under the thigh, and the sinew of Jacob's thigh shrank as he wrestled with him. And he said, "Let me go, for the day breaketh." And he said, "I will not let thee go, except thou bless me." read more.
And he said unto him, "What is thy name?" He answered, "Jacob." And he said, "Thou shalt be called Jacob no more, but Israel. For thou hast wrestled with God and with men and hast prevailed." And Jacob asked him, saying, "Tell me thy name." And he said, "Wherefore dost thou ask after my name?" And he blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, "for I have seen God face to face, and yet is my life reserved." And as he went over Peniel, the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. Wherefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew that shrank under the thigh, unto this day: because that he smote Jacob under the thigh in the sinew that shrank.

He took his brother by the heel, when he was yet in his mother's womb: and in his strength he wrestled with God. He strove with the angel, and gat the victory: so that he prayed and desired him. He found him at Bethel, and there he talked with us.


And he judged Israel, in the days of the Philistines, twenty years.


And the LORD was wroth again against Israel, and stirred up David against them, saying, "Go and number both Israel and Judah." And forthwith the king said to Joab the captain of his Host, "Go abroad, I pray thee, throughout all the tribes of Israel, even from Dan to Beersheba, and number the people that I may know the number of them." And Joab said unto the king, "I beseech that the LORD thy God make the people as many more as they be: yea and a hundred times so many more, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see them. But how is it that my lord the king hath a lust in this thing?" read more.
Notwithstanding, the king's words prevailed against Joab and against all the captains of the Host. Then Joab and the captains of the Host went out from the king, to view the people of Israel. And they passed over Jordan and pitched in Aroer on the right side of the city that lieth in the midst of the valley of Gad and so forth to Jazer. And then they went to Gilead and to the nether land of Hodshi, and from thence to Dan-Jaan, and about to Sidon, and came to the strong town of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites and of the Cananites, and then went out to the South of Judah even to Beersheba. And so when they had been abroad throughout all the land they returned to Jerusalem again at the end of nine months and twenty days. And then Joab delivered up the reckoning of the number of the people unto the king. And there were found in Israel nine hundred thousand men of might that drew swords. And the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.

and gave the number of the count of the people unto David. And all Israel were in number a thousand, thousand and a hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred and seventy thousand men that drew sword. But the Levites and Benjamin he counted not among them. For the king's deed seemed abominable to Joab.

But David took not the number of them under twenty years: for the LORD said he would increase Israel like unto the stars of the sky. And Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number. And though he finished it not, yet there fell wrath for that upon Israel. And therefore the number was not put in the chronicles of king David.


But it chanced the seventh month after, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama of the king's blood came, and ten men with him and smote Gedaliah that he died: and so did he to the Jews and the Chaldeans that were with him at Mizphah.

Moreover Johanan the son of Kareah and all the captains of the Host, that were scattered on every side in the land, came to Gedaliah to Mizphah, and said unto him, "Knowest thou not that Baalis king of the Ammonites hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, to slay thee?" But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believed them not. Then said Johanan the son of Kareah unto Gedaliah in Mizphah these words, secretly, "Let me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, so that nobody shall know it. Wherefore will he kill thee? That all the Jews which resort unto thee, might be scattered, and the remnant in Judah perish?" read more.
Then said Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Johanan the son of Kareah, "Thou shalt not do it, for they are but lies, that men say of Ishmael."

But in the seventh Month it happened, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama, one of the king's blood, came with them that were greatest about the king, and ten men that were sworn with him: unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizphah, and ate there together. And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, with those ten men that were sworn to him, start up, and smote Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan with the sword; and slew him, whom the king of Babylon had made governor of the land. Ishmael also slew all the Jews that were with Gedaliah at Mizphah, and all the Chaldeans that he found there waiting upon him.


He brought them forth also with silver and gold; there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

And the children of Israel did according to the saying of Moses: and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment. And the LORD gat the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and so they borrowed, and robbed the Egyptians.

But bid the people that every man borrow of his neighbor and every woman of her neighboress: jewels of silver and jewels of gold." And the LORD gat the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, Moses was very great in the land of Egypt: both in the sight of Pharaoh, and also in the sight of the people.


And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, his father's brother, king in his stead, and changed his name and called him Zedekiah. Zedekiah was twenty one years old when he began to reign and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, in all points like to Jehoiakim. read more.
For through the wrath of the LORD it so chanced to Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out of his sight. And the said Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

And Zedekiah was twenty one years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And he did that displeased the LORD his God, and humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet at the mouth of the LORD. And thereto he rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar which had received an oath of him by God, and was too stiff necked and too hard hearted to turn unto the LORD God of Israel. read more.
Thereto, all the rulers of the priests with the people trespassed apace after all manner of abominations of the heathen, and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem. And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, sending them betimes: for he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place. But they mocked the messengers of God and despised their words and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD so arose against his people that it was past remedy. And so he brought upon them the king of Chaldeans and slew their young men with the sword in their holy temple, and neither spared young man nor maiden, neither old man, neither so much as him that stooped for age: But gave all into his hand. And all the vessels of the house of God both great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king and his lords he carried to Babylon, every whit. And they burnt the house of God and brake down the walls of Jerusalem and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire with all the goodly stuff thereof, and marred it. And he carried away them that had escaped the sword to Babylon, where they were servants to him and his children, until the kingdom of Persia began to rule; to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had her pleasure of her Sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate, she kept Sabbath until she had fulfilled seventy years.


But that ye stick fast unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.

And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, and had seen all the great works of the LORD that he did to Israel. And Joshua the son of Nun the servant of the LORD died when he was a hundred and ten years old: whom they buried in the coasts of his inheritance: even in Timnathserah in mount Ephraim on the north side of the hill Gaash. read more.
And even so, all that generation were put unto their fathers. And there arose another generation after them which neither knew the LORD, nor yet the works which he did unto Israel.

"Go thy way, cry in the ears of Jerusalem, and say, 'Thus sayeth the LORD: I remember thee for the kindness of thy youth, and because of thy steadfast love: in that thou followedst me through the wilderness, in an untilled land. Thou Israel wast hallowed unto the LORD, and so was his firstfruits. All they that devoured Israel, offended: misfortune fell upon them, sayeth the LORD."


And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Moserah, where Aaron died and where he was buried; and Eleazar his son became priest in his stead.

And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of the LORD and died there, even in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, and in the first day of the fifth month. And Aaron was a hundred and thirty three years old when he died in mount Hor.

And Moses and Eleazar came down out of the mount. And all the house of Israel mourned for Aaron thirty days.

And the children of Israel removed from Kadesh and went unto mount Hor with all the congregation.



And when he made mention of the ark of God, Eli fell from off his stool backward toward the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was old and unwieldy. And he had judged Israel forty years.



And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah and was forty one years old when he began to reign, and reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. His mother's name was Naamah an Ammonite. And Judah wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD and angered him above all that their fathers did, with their sin which they sinned. For they also made them hill altars and images and groves on every high hill and under every green tree. read more.
And thereto there was a stews of male children in the land, and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. And the fifth year of king Rehoboam came Shishak king of Egypt up to Jerusalem, and took away the treasure of the house of the LORD, and the treasure of the king's house and all that was to be had. And he took away the shields of gold which Solomon made. In whose stead, king Rehoboam made brazen shields and put them in the keeping of the captains of the guard which waited at the door of the king's house. And as oft as the king went in to the house of the LORD, they of his guard bare them, and ever brought them again into the guard chamber. The rest of the acts of king Rehoboam and all he did, are written in the book of Acts of the kings of Judah. And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their lives. And Rehoboam laid him to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonite. And Abijam his son reigned in his room.


And all the people of Judah took Uzziah, which was sixteen years old, and made him king for his father Amaziah. And he built Elath and brought it again to Judah, after that the king was laid to rest with his fathers.

The twenty seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Uzziah son of Amaziah king of Judah began to reign. Sixteen years old was he when he was made king, and he reigned forty two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jecoliah, and was of Jerusalem. And he did that pleased the LORD in all things, as did his father Amaziah, read more.
save that they put not the hill altars away: for the people offered and burned fat still in the hill altars. And the LORD smote the king, that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a house at liberty, and Jotham the king's son governed the house and judged the people of the land. The rest of the deeds of Uzziah and all he did, are written in the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. And Uzziah laid him to sleep with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David, and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.


This is the sum of the people whom Nebuchadnezzar led away captive. In the seventh year of his reign, he carried away of the Jews, three thousand and three and twenty. In the eighteenth year Nebuchadnezzar carried away from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty two persons. In the twenty third year of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuzaradan the chief Captain, took away seven hundred forty five Jews prisoners. The whole sum of all the prisoners is four thousand and six hundred.

Then answered they, and said unto the king, "Daniel one of the prisoners of Judah, O king, regardeth neither thee nor thy statute that thou hast made, but maketh his petition three times a day."

Then was Daniel brought before the king. So the king spake unto Daniel, and said, "Art thou that Daniel, one of the prisoners of Judah whom my father the king brought out of Jewry?


And then the king sent and gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem. And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabiters of Jerusalem with him, and the priests and the Prophets and all the people both small and great. And he read in the ears of them all the words of the book of the covenant, which was found in the house of the LORD. And the king stood by a pillar and made a covenant before the LORD that they should walk after the LORD, and keep his commandments and his witnesses and his ordinances with all their hearts and all their souls, and make good the words of the said covenant that were written in the foresaid book. And all the people consented to the covenant. read more.
And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest and the inferior priests and the keepers of the door, to bring out of the temple of the LORD, all the vessels that were made for Baal and for the grove and for all the host of heaven. And he burnt them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron and carried the ashes of them into Bethel. And he put down the Chemarims which the kings of Judah had set to burn offerings in the hill altars in the cities of Judah round about Jerusalem and also them that burnt sacrifices unto Baal, to the sun and to the moon and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven. And he brought out the grove from the temple of the LORD without Jerusalem unto the brook Kidron, and stamped it to powder, and cast the dust thereof upon the graves of people of the country. And he brake down the cells of the male whores that were in the house of the LORD, where the women wove little houses for the grove. And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the hill altars where the priests did burn sacrifice, even from Geba to Beersheba. And he brake down the hill altars of the Gates, that were in the entering of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on the left hand of the gate of the city. Nevertheless, the priests of the hill altars came not up at the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, save only they did eat of the sweet bread among their brethren. And he defiled Tophet also, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, because no man should offer his son or his daughter in fire to Moloch. He put down the horses that the kings of Israel had given to the son at the entering of the house of the LORD, in the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain which was the ruler of the suburbs, and burnt the chariots of the sun with fire. And the altars that were on the top of the parlour of Ahaz which the king of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, the king brake down, and ran thence and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron. And the hill altars that were before Jerusalem on the righthand of the mount Nashith, which Solomon king of Israel built to Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians and to Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and to Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, the king defiled: and brake the images and cut down the groves and filled the places with the bones of men. Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, the hill altar made by Jeroboam the son of Nebat which made Israel sin - both the altar and also the hill - he brake down and burnt the hill and stamped it to powder, and burnt the grove. And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the graves that were in the mount and sent and fetched the bones out of the graves and burnt them upon the altar and polluted it according to the word of the LORD that the man of God had proclaimed, which openly had denounced the same things. Then the king said, "What meaneth yonder grave stone that I see?" And the men of the city told him, "It is the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Judah and openly denounced the selfsame things that thou hast done to the altar of Bethel." And he said, "Let him be: see that no man move his bones." And so his bones escaped with the bones of a Prophet that came out of Samaria. And thereto all the houses of the hill altars of the cities of Samaria which the kings of Israel had made, to anger withal, Josiah put out of the way and did to them in all points as he did in Bethel. And he sacrificed all the priests of the hill altars that were there, even upon the altars, and burnt men's bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem. And the king commanded all the people, saying, "Keep the feast of passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant." For there was no passover held like that from the days of the judges that judged Israel, and throughout all the days of the kings of Israel and of Judah. And in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this passover holden to the LORD in Jerusalem. And thereto workers with spirits, soothsayers, Images of witchcraft, idols and all other abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, Josiah put out of the way to make good the words of the law, which were written in the book that Helkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD. Like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, with all his soul, and all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any such. Notwithstanding, the LORD turned not from his fierce and great wrath wherewith he was angry against Judah upon all the provocations that Manasseh provoked him. But the LORD said, "I will put Judah, too, out of my sight, as I have done Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I have said, 'My name shall be there.'" The rest of the deeds of Josiah and all he did are written in the book of the Stories of the Kings of Judah. In his days, Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt went against the king of Assyria to the river of Euphrates. And king Josiah went against him, and was slain of him at Megiddo when he had seen him. And his servants carried him dead from Megiddo and brought him to Jerusalem and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and anointed him and made him king in his father's room.


The twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa began to reign over Judah, and ruled in Jerusalem forty one years. And his mother's name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom. And Asa did that seemed right in the eyes of the LORD, like David his father. read more.
And he made the stews of males depart the land, and put away all the idols that his fathers had made. And thereto he put down Maacah his mother from bearing rule, because she had made an idol in a grove. And Asa destroyed her idol and burnt it by the brook Kidron. But he put not down the hill altars. Nevertheless, Asa's heart was whole with the LORD all his days. And he brought in that which his father had dedicated, and the things dedicated unto the house of the LORD; silver, gold, and jewels. And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days. And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, because that he would let none of Asa's people, king of Judah, go in or out. Then Asa took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasure of the house of the LORD, and all the treasure of the king's house and delivered it unto his servants, and sent them to Benhadad the son of Tabrimmon the son of Hezion king of Syria that dwelt at Damascus, saying, "There is a bond between thee and me as was between thy father and mine. Therefore, I send thee both gold and silver for a gift, that thou go and break the covenant between thee and Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me." And Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, Dan, Abel called Bethmaacah and all Chinnereth with all the land of Naphtali. And when Baasha heard that, he left building of Ramah and dwelt in Tirzah. Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah, that none should be excused. And they took the stones of Ramah and the timber wherewith Baasha had built, and king Asa built therewith Geba in Benjamin and Mizphah. And the remnant of all the deeds of Asa and of all his might and of all that he did, and the cities which he built, are written in the chronicles of the acts done in the days of the kings of Judah. Neverthelater, in his old age he was diseased in his feet. And Asa laid him to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father. And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his room.


And all the wise hearted men among them, that wrought in the work of the habitation, made: even ten curtains of twined bysse, jacinth, scarlet and purple, and made them full of cherubims with broidered work. The length of one curtain was twenty eight cubits, and the breadth four, and were all of one size. And they coupled five curtains by themselves, and other five by themselves. read more.
And they made fifty loops of jacinth along by the edge of the utmost curtain, even in the selvedge of the coupling curtain: and likewise they made on the side of the utmost coupling curtain, on the other side; fifty loops they made in the one curtain, and fifty in the edge of the coupling curtain on the other side: so that the loops were one over against another. And they made fifty rings of gold, and coupled the curtains one to another with the rings: and so was it made a dwelling place. And they made eleven curtains of goats' hair to be a tent over the tabernacle thirty cubits long apiece and four cubits broad, and they, all eleven, of one size; and they coupled five by themselves, and six by themselves, and they made fifty loops along by the border of the utmost coupling courtain on the one side, and fifty in the edge of the coupling curtain on the other side. And they made fifty rings of brass to couple the tent together that it might be one. And they made a covering unto the tent of rams' skins red, and yet another of taxus' skins above all. And they made boards for the dwelling place of sethim-wood that stood upright, every board ten cubits long and a cubit and a half broad. And they made two feet to every board of the dwelling place joining one to another. And they made twenty boards for the south side of the habitation, and forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards, two sockets under every board, even for the two feet of them. And for the other side of the dwelling toward the north, they made other twenty boards with forty sockets of silver, two sockets under every board. And behind in the end of the tabernacle toward the west, they made six boards, and two other boards for the corners of the habitation behind, and they were joined close both beneath and also above with clamps, and thus they did to both the corners: so they were in all eight boards and sixteen sockets, under every board two sockets. And they made bars of sethim-wood; five for the boards of the one side of the habitation, and five for the other, and five for the boards of the west end of the habitation. And they made the middle bar to shoot through the boards: even from the one end to the other, and overlaid the boards with gold, and made them rings of gold to thrust the bars through, and covered the bars with gold. And they made a hanging of jacinth, of scarlet, purple and twined bysse with cherubims of broidered work. And made thereunto four pillars of sethim-wood and overlaid them with gold. Their knops were also of gold, and they cast for them four sockets of silver. And they made a hanging for the tabernacle door: of jacinth, scarlet, purple and twined bysse of needle work, and the pillars of it were five with their knops, and overlaid the heads of them and the hoops with gold, with their five sockets of brass.


And Manasseh laid him to sleep with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, even in the garden of Uzza: and Amon his son reigned in his stead. Amon was twenty two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Meshullemeth the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah. And he did that displeased the LORD as his father Manasseh did. read more.
And he walked in all the way that his father walked in, and served the Idols that his father served, and bowed himself to them. And he forsook the LORD God of his fathers and walked not in the way of the LORD. And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew him in his own house. But the people of the land slew all that conspired against king Amon, and made Josiah his son king in his room. The rest of the acts of Amon which he did are written in the Chronicle of the Kings of Judah. And they buried him in his sepulchre in the garden of Uzza, and Josiah his son reigned in his stead.

And when Manasseh was laid to rest with his fathers, they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his room. Amon was twenty two years old, when he began to reign, and reigned two years in Jerusalem. And he did that displeased the LORD like unto Manasseh his father, for Amon sacrificed to all the carved Images which Manasseh his father made, and served them, read more.
and meekened not himself before the LORD as Manasseh his father had meekened himself: But Amon trespassed greatly. Wherefore his own servants conspired against him and slew him in his own house. And the people of the land slew all that had conspired against king Amon. And thereto the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his room.


And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph that the way might be showed him unto Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen. And Joseph made ready his chariot and went to meet Israel his father unto Goshen, and presented himself unto him, and fell on his neck and wept upon his neck a good while. And Israel said unto Joseph, "Now I am content to die, insomuch I have seen thee, that thou art yet alive." read more.
And Joseph said unto his brethren and unto his father's house, "I will go and show Pharaoh, and tell him that my brethren and my father's house which were in the land of Canaan are come unto me, and how they are shepherds," - for they were men of cattle - "and they have brought their sheep and their oxen and all that they have with them. If Pharaoh call you and ask you what your occupation is, say, 'Thy servants have been occupied about cattle, from our childhood unto this time: both we and our fathers,' that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen. For an abomination unto the Egyptians are all that feed sheep."

They said moreover unto Pharaoh, "For to sojourn in the land are we come, for thy servants have no pasture for their sheep, so sore is the famishment in the land of Canaan. Now therefore let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen." And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee. The land of Egypt is open before thee: In the best place of the land make both thy father and thy brethren dwell. And even in the land of Goshen let them dwell. Moreover, if thou know any men of activity among them, make them rulers over my cattle." read more.
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father and set him before Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh. And Pharaoh asked Jacob, "How old art thou?" And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, "The days of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years. Few and evil have the days of my life been, and have not attained unto the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimages." And Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from him.

And Israel dwelt in Egypt, even in the country of Goshen. And they had their possessions therein, and they grew and multiplied exceedingly. Moreover, Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years, so that the whole age of Jacob was a hundred and forty seven years.


"Therefore, O Oholibah, thus sayeth the LORD God: I will raise up thy lovers, with whom thou hast satisfied thy lust, against thee; and gather them together round about thee. Namely, the Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans: Pekod, Shoa, and Koa, with all the Assyrians: all young and fair lovers, princes and lords, knights and gentlemen, which be all good horsemen. These shall come upon thee with horses, chariots, and a great multitude of people: which shall be harnessed about thee on every side, with breastplates, shields and helmets. I will punish thee before them; yea, they themselves shall punish thee according to their own judgment. read more.
I will put my jealousy upon thee, so that they shall deal cruelly with thee. They shall cut off thy nose and thine ears, and the remnant shall fall through the sword. They shall carry away thy sons and daughters, and the residue shall be burnt in the fire. They shall strip thee out of thy clothes, and carry thy costly jewels away with them. Thus will I make an end of thy filthiness and whoredom, which thou hast brought out from the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt turn thine eyes no more after them, and cast thy mind no more upon Egypt. For thus sayeth the LORD: Behold, I will deliver thee into the hands of them whom thou hatest: yea, even into the hands of them with whom thou hast fulfilled thy lust. Which shall deal cruelly with thee: All thy labour shall they take with them, and leave thee naked and bare, and thus the shame of thy filthy whoredom shall come to light. All these things shall happen unto thee because of thy whoredom, which thou hast used among the Gentiles, with whose Idols thou hast defiled thyself. Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister, therefore will I give thee her cup in thy hand. Thus sayeth the LORD God: Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup, how deep and far soever it be to the bottom. Thou shalt be laughed to scorn, and had as greatly in derision, as is possible. Thou shalt be full of drunkenness and sorrow, for the cup of thy sister Samaria is a cup of destruction and wasting: The same shalt thou drink, and sup it out even to the dregs. Yea, thou shalt eat up the broken pieces of it, and so tear thine own breasts: for even I have spoken it, sayeth the LORD God. Therefore thus sayeth the LORD God: Forsomuch as thou hast forgotten me, and cast me aside, so bear now thy own filthiness and whoredom." The LORD said moreover unto me, "Thou son of man, wilt thou not reprove Oholah and Oholibah? Show them their abominations: namely, that they have broken their wedlock, and stained their hands with blood: yea even with their idols have they committed adultery, and offered them their own children to be devoured, whom they have born unto me. Yea, and this have they done unto me also: they have defiled my Sanctuary in that same day, and have unhallowed my Sabbath. For when they had slain their children for their idols, they came the same day into my Sanctuary to defile it. Lo, this have they done in my house. Beside all this, thou hast sent thy messengers for men out of far countries: and when they came, thou hast bathed, trimmed and set forth thyself of the best fashion. Thou sattest upon a goodly bed, and a table spread before thee: whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil. Then was there great cheer with her: and the men that were sent from far countries over the desert, unto these they gave bracelets upon their hands, and set glorious crowns upon their heads. Then thought I, 'No doubt, these will use their harlotry also with yonder old whore.' And they went into her, as unto a common harlot: Even so went they also to Oholah and Oholibah those filthy women.


Now when the captains of the Host of Judah, which with their fellows were scattered abroad on every side in the land, understood that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the land, and that man, wife and child, yea and the poor men in the land that were not led captive to Babylon should be under his Jurisdiction: They came to Gedaliah unto Mizphah: Namely, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathah the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of Maachathi, with their companions. And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, swore unto them and their fellows on this manner, "Be not afraid to serve the Chaldeans; dwell in the land, and do the king of Babylon service, so shall ye prosper. read more.
Behold, I dwell at Mizphah to be an officer on the Chaldeans' behalf, and to satisfy such as come to us. Therefore gather you wine, corn and oil, and keep them in your warehouses, and dwell in your cities that ye have in keeping." Yea all the Jews also that dwelt in Moab, under the Ammonites, in Idumaea and in all the countries, when they heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan governor upon them that were left in Judah: All the Jews, I say, returned out of all places where they were fled unto: and came in to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah unto Mizphah, and gathered wine and other fruits, and that very much.

And when all the captains of the men of war and the men heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizphah: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite and Jaazaniah the son of Maachathi and their men. And Gedaliah sware to them and to their men, and said to them, "Fear not ye the servants of the Chaldeans. But dwell in the land and serve the king of Babylon and ye shall be in good condition."


And there was no Passover like to that kept in Israel, from the time of Samuel the prophet: neither did any of the kings of Israel hold such a Passover feast as did Josiah and the priests and Levites and all Judah, and as much of Israel as could be had, and the inhabiters of Jerusalem.

There was very much people out of Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun that were not clean, and therefore did eat Passover otherwise than writing specifieth. But Hezekiah prayed for them, and said, "The good LORD be merciful to all that set their hearts to seek the God that is the LORD God of their fathers, though they do it not according to the cleanness of the holy place." And the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people. read more.
And so the children of Israel that were found at Jerusalem, held the feast of sweet bread seven days with great gladness, and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by day with loud instruments. And Hezekiah spake heartily unto the Levites that had good understanding of the LORD. And they did eat that feast seven days long and offered peace offerings and thanked the LORD God of their fathers. And the whole assembly took counsel to keep seven days more: and they held those seven days with gladness. For Hezekiah king of Judah gave for heave offerings to the congregation a thousand oxen and seven thousand sheep. And the lords gave to the congregation for heave offerings a thousand oxen and ten thousand sheep. And the priests sanctified themselves, that they were enough. And all the congregation of Judah with the priests and Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel and the strangers, both that came out of the land of Israel and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced: and there was great joy in Jerusalem. For since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel it happened not so in Jerusalem.

And even so did he in the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, Simeon and of Naphtali thereto.


that thou mayest go in to a land that floweth with milk and honey. But I will not go among you myself, for ye are a stiffnecked people: lest I consume you by the way."

and said, "If I have found grace in thy sight O Lord, then let my Lord go with us - for it is a stubborn people. And have mercy upon our wickedness and our sin, and let us be thine inheritance."

and said unto me, 'Up, and get thee down quickly from hence, for thy people which thou hast brought out of Egypt, have marred themselves. They are turned at once out of the way, which I commanded them, and have made them a god of metal.' Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, 'I see this people how that it is a stiff-necked people; let me alone that I may destroy them and put out the name of them from under heaven, and I will make of thee a nation both greater and more than they.' read more.
And I turned away and came down from the hill - and the hill burnt with fire - and had the two tables of the covenant in my hands. And when I looked and saw that ye had sinned against the LORD your God and had made you a calf of metal and had turned at once out of the way which the LORD had commanded you; Then I took the two tables and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes. And I fell before the LORD, even as at the first time - forty days and nights, and neither ate bread nor drank water - over all your sins which ye had sinned in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD and in provoking him. For I was afraid of the wrath and fierceness wherewith the LORD was angry with you, even for to have destroyed you; But the LORD heard my petition at that time also. The LORD was very angry with Aaron also, even for to have destroyed him: But I made intercession for Aaron also the same time. And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made and burnt him with fire and stamped him and ground him a-good, even unto small dust. And I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount. Also at Taberah and at Massah and at the sepulchres of lust ye angered the LORD. Yea, and when the LORD sent you from Kadesh Barnea, saying, 'Go up and conquer the land which I have given you,' ye disobeyed the mouth of the LORD your God, and neither believed him nor hearkened unto his voice. Thus ye have been disobedient unto the LORD, since the day that I knew you. And I fell before the LORD, forty days and forty nights which I lay there, for the LORD was minded to have destroyed you. But I made intercession unto the LORD and said, 'O Lord Jehovah, destroy not thy people and thine inheritance which thou hast delivered through thy greatness and which thou hast brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand. Remember thy servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and look not unto the stubbornness of this people nor unto their wickedness and sin: lest the land whence thou broughtest them say: Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the land which he promised them and because he hated them, therefore he carried them out to destroy them in the wilderness. Moreover, they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out with thy mighty power and with thy stretched out arm.'


Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother's name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. And he did that displeased the eyes of the LORD in all points as his father did. In his time came the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, to Jerusalem and the city was besieged. read more.
And Nebuchadnezzar came to the city as his servants were yet a besieging of it. And Jehoiachin the king of Judah came out to the king of Babylon, with his mother, his servants, his lords and his chamberlains. And the king of Babylon took him, in the eighth year of his reign. And he carried out thence all the treasure of the house of the LORD, and the treasure of the king's house, and brake all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made, in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said. And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the lords and all the men of might, to the number of ten thousand, into captivity - and all craftsmen and Joiners, none remaining save the poor people of the land. And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his chamberlains, and the mighty of the land carried he away from Jerusalem to Babylon. And all the men of activity to the number of seven thousand, and craftsmen and joiners a thousand, all strong and apt for war, did the king of Babylon bring to Babylon to dwell.

Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and did that displeased the LORD. And when the year was out, king Nebuchadnezzar sent and fetched him to Babylon with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.


And his servants carried him dead from Megiddo and brought him to Jerusalem and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and anointed him and made him king in his father's room. And Jehoahaz was twenty three years old when he began to reign and reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. And he did that displeased the LORD, in all things as his fathers had done. read more.
And Pharaoh Neco put him in bonds at Riblah in the land of Hamath in the time of his reign in Jerusalem, and put the land to a tribute of a hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold. And Pharaoh Neco made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim, and took Jehoahaz away - which, when he came to Egypt, died there. And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh: howbeit, he taxed the land, to give the money at the commandment of Pharaoh and as every man was set at, so he required the silver and the gold of the people of the land, to give Pharaoh Neco.

And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and made him king for his father in Jerusalem. And Jehoahaz was twenty three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. For the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem and merced the land in a hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.


And the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, to finish the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia that he made a proclamation throughout all this kingdom, and thereto to set it up in writing, saying, "Thus sayeth Cyrus king of Persia: 'All the kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD God of heaven given me, which hath charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem that is in the land of Judah. Wherefore, whosoever is among you of all his people, the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up.'"

In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he caused it to be proclaimed throughout all his empire, yea and by writing also, saying, "Thus sayeth Cyrus the king of Persia: 'The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the land and hath commanded me to build him a house at Jerusalem in Judah. Whosoever now among you is of his people, the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel. He is the God that is at Jerusalem. read more.
And whosoever remaineth yet in any manner of place, where he is a stranger, let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with good and cattle, beside that which they willingly offer, for the house of God at Jerusalem.'"


For the LORD said unto them, that they should die in the wilderness and that there should not be left a man of them: save Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.

These are the numbers of the children of Israel which Moses and Eleazar the priest numbered in the fields of Moab, fast by Jordan nigh to Jericho.

The space in which we came from Kadesh Barnea until we were come over the river Zered was thirty eight years: until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out of the host, as the LORD sware unto them. For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them out of the host, till they were consumed. And as soon as all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people,


The rest of the deeds of Ahaz which he did are written in the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. And Ahaz laid him to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his room.

And the number of the burnt offerings which the congregation brought in was seventy oxen and a hundred rams and two hundred lambs: and all for burnt offerings to the LORD.


And they rose up early in the morning and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, "Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the place of which the LORD said, for we have sinned." And Moses said, "Wherefore will ye go on this manner beyond the word of the LORD? It will not come well to pass: go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not slain before your enemies. read more.
For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye will fall upon the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, and therefore the LORD will not be with you." But they were blinded to go up into the hilltop: Neverthelater, the ark of the covenant of the LORD and Moses departed not out of the host. Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, came down and smote them and hewed them: even unto Hormah.

Then ye answered and said unto me, 'We have sinned against the LORD: we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us.' And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war and were ready to go up into the hills, the LORD said unto me, 'Say unto them: see that ye go not up and that ye fight not, for I am not among you: lest ye be plagued before your enemies.' And when I told you, ye would not hear: but disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hills. read more.
Then the Amorites, which dwelt in those hills, came out against you and chased you as bees do, and hewed you in Seir, even unto Hormah. And ye came again and wept before the LORD: but the LORD would not hear your voice nor give you audience.


And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers. And they conquered it, and dwelt therein. And the LORD gave the rest round about according to all that he sware unto their fathers. So that there stood not a man of all their enemies before them. But the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hands. There escaped nothing of all the good things which the LORD had said unto the house of Israel. But all came to pass.


And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying, "Let us go through thy land; We will not turn into thy fields nor into thy vineyards, neither drink of the water of the wells: but we will go along by the common way, until we be past thy country." And Sihon would give Israel no license to pass through his country, but gathered all his people together and went out against Israel into the wilderness. And he came to Jahaz and fought with Israel. read more.
And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword and conquered his land, from Arnon unto Jabbok: even unto the children of Ammon. For the borders of the children of Ammon are strong. And Israel took all these cities and dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites: in Heshbon and in all the towns that long thereto. For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites which Sihon had fought before with the king of the Moabites, and had taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon. Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say: "Go to Heshbon and let the city of Sihon be built and made ready! For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, and a flame from the city of Sihon, and hath consumed Ar of the Moabites and the men of the hills of Arnon! Woe be to thee, Moab! O people of Chemosh, ye are forlorn! His sons are put to flight and his daughters brought captive unto Sihon, king of the Amorites! Their light is out, from Heshbon unto Dibon! And we made a wilderness even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba!" And thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites. And Moses sent to search out Jazer, and they took the towns belonging thereto and conquered the Amorites that were there.

'Rise up, take your journey and go over the river Arnon. Behold, I have given into thy hand Sihon the Amorite king of Heshbon, and his land. Go to, and conquer and provoke him to battle. This day I will begin to send the fear and dread of thee upon all nations that are under all ports of heaven: so that when they hear speak of thee, they shall tremble and quake for fear of thee.' Then I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon, with words of peace, saying, read more.
'Let me go through thy land. I will go always along by the high way and will neither turn unto the right hand, nor to the left. Sell me meat, for money, for to eat; and give me drink, for money, for to drink: I will go through by foot only - as the children of Esau did unto me, which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar - until I be come over Jordan, into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.' But Sihon, the king of Heshbon, would not let us pass by him; for the LORD thy God had hardened his spirit and made his heart tough because he would deliver him into thy hands as it is come to pass this day. And the LORD said unto me, 'Behold, I have begun to set Sihon and his land before thee: go to and conquer, that thou mayest possess his land.' Then both Sihon and all his people came out against us unto battle at Jahaz. And the LORD set him before us, and we smote him and his sons and all his people. And we took all his cities the same season, and destroyed all the cities with men, women, and children and let nothing remain, save the cattle only we caught unto ourselves and the spoil of the cities which we took:


Then said the people to Samuel, "What are they that said, 'Shall Saul reign over us? Bring them that we may slay them.'" But Saul said, "There shall no man die this day, for today the LORD hath saved Israel." Then said Samuel unto the people, "Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there." read more.
And the people went to Gilgal and made Saul king there, before the LORD in Gilgal. And there they offered peace offerings before the LORD. And there Saul and all the people rejoiced exceedingly.

Now therefore behold the king, whom ye have chosen and whom ye have desired. See, the LORD hath given you a king!


And when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw that, he fled the way to the garden house. And Jehu followed after him and said, "Smite him also." And they smote him in his chariot at the going up to Gur by Ibleam; and he fled to Megiddo, and there died. And his servants carried him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his sepulchre with his fathers in the city of David. Ahaziah reigned over Judah in the eleventh year of Jehoram son of Ahab.

And as Jehu was executing justice upon the house of Ahab. He found the lords of Judah and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah that waited on Ahaziah, and he slew them. And he sought Ahaziah, and they caught him where he was hid in Samaria, and brought him to Jehu. And when they had slain him they buried him: "Because," said they, "he was the son of Jehoshaphat which sought the LORD with all his heart." And there was none of the house of Ahaziah that could obtain to be king.


And this is the number of the heads prepared to battle, that came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the mouth of the LORD. The children of Judah that bore shield and spear were six thousand and eight hundred trimmed to war. Of the children of Simeon, men of might to war, seven thousand and one hundred. read more.
And of the children of Levi were four thousand and six hundred. And Jehoiada was the chief of them of Aaron and with him three thousand and seven hundred. And Zadok, a young man of great power, had his father's household with Captains, twenty two. And of the children of Benjamin the brethren of Saul, were three thousand. And a great part of them did yet follow the house of Saul. And of the children of Ephraim, were twenty thousand and eight hundred, men of might and named men in the households of their fathers. And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand which were appointed by name to go to make David king. And of the children of Issachar which were men that had understanding in the right time to know what Israel ought to do: The heads of them were two hundred, and all their brethren at their will. And of Zebulun that went out with the Host and proceeded in the array to battle with all manner of weapons of war, fifty thousand that kept in order with one accord. And of Naphtali a thousand Captains, and with them, with shield and spear, thirty seven thousand. And of Dan prepared to battle, were twenty eight thousand and six hundred. And of Asher that went out with the host to make battle, forty thousand. And of the other side Jordan, of the Reubenites, Gadites and of the half tribe of Manasseh with all manner of instruments of war, a hundred and twenty thousand. All these, being men of war able to order the array, came to Hebron with pure heart, to make David king upon all Israel. And thereto all the rest of Israel was of one accord to make David king. And there they were with David three days eating and drinking: for their brethren prepared for them. Moreover, they that were nigh to them, as Issachar, Zebulun and, Naphtali, brought bread on asses, camels, mules and oxen, and meat: flour, figs, raisins, wine, oil, oxen, and sheep abundantly. For there was mirth in Israel.


And the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Heber the son of Gilead, the son of Machir the son of Manasseh, of the kindreds of Manasseh the son of Joseph - whose names were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah - came and stood before Moses and Eleazar the priest and before the lords and all the multitude in the door of the tabernacle of witness, saying, "Our father died in the wilderness, and was not among the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the congregation of Korah: But died in his own sin, and had no sons. read more.
Wherefore should the name of our father's be taken away from among his kindred, because he had no son? Give unto us a possession among the brethren of our father." And Moses brought their cause before the LORD. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt give them a possession to inherit among their father's brethren, and shalt turn the inheritance of their father unto them. And speak unto the children of Israel saying, 'If a man die and have no son, ye shall turn his inheritance unto his daughter. If he have no daughter, ye shall give his inheritance unto his brethren. If he have no brethren, ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren. If he have no father's brethren, ye shall give his inheritance unto him that is next to him of his kindred, and let him possess it. And this shall be unto the children of Israel an ordinance, and a law, as the LORD hath commanded Moses.'"

But Zelophehad the son of Hepher the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons save daughters. And these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah; which came before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the lords, saying, "The LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brethren." And he gave them at the mouth of the LORD, an inheritance among the brethren of their fathers. And there fell ten portions to Manasseh beside the lands of Gilead and Bashan which are on the other side Jordan: read more.
because the daughters of Manasseh did inherit among his sons. And Manasseh's other sons had the land of Gilead.


In his days came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years, and then turned and rebelled against him. And the LORD sent upon him men of war out of Chaldea, out of Syria, out of the Moabites, and from the children of Ammon: and sent them into Judah to destroy it, according to the saying of the LORD which he spake by his servants the Prophets. Only at the bidding of the LORD happened it so to Judah, to put them out of his sight, for the sin of Manasseh according to all he did: read more.
and for the innocent blood that he shed and filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which the LORD would not forgive. The rest of the deeds of Jehoiakim and all he did, are written in the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. And Jehoiakim laid him to sleep with his fathers, and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king upon Judah and Jerusalem, and turned his name unto Jehoiakim; but Jehoahaz his brother, Neco took and carried him to Egypt. And Jehoiakim was twenty five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did that displeased the LORD his God. Against him came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and bound him in fetters to carry him to Babylon. read more.
Thereto the king Nebuchadnezzar carried off the vessels of the house of the LORD to Babylon and put them in his temple at Babylon. The rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his Abominations, and that was laid to his charge, are written in the book of the kings of Israel: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.


till another king arose which knew not of Joseph. The same dealt subtly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, and made them to cast out their young children, that they should not remain alive. The same time was Moses born, and was a proper child in the sight of God, which was nourished up in his father's house three months. read more.
When he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him up for her own son.


And Hezekiah laid him to rest with his fathers, and Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.

Manasseh was twelve years old when he was made king, and reigned fifty five years in Jerusalem. And he did wickedly in the sight of the LORD, like unto the abominations of the heathen which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. For he went to and built again the hill altars which Hezekiah his father had broken down. And he reared up altars unto Baals and made groves and bowed himself unto all the host of heaven and served them. read more.
And he built altars in the house of the LORD: of which the LORD hath said, "In Jerusalem shall my name be forever." And he made altars unto all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. And he burnt his children in fire in the valley of the sons of Hinnom. And he observed dismal days and occupied witchcraft and sorcery, and maintained workers with spirits and seers of fortunes: and wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to anger him withal. And he put the carved Image of an Idol which he had made, in the house of God - Of which house, God said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house here in Jerusalem which I have chosen out of all the tribes, I will put my name forever, and no more bring the seat of Israel from the land which I have ordained for your fathers; if so be, they shall be diligent to do all I have commanded by Moses in all the law ordinances and manners." But Manasseh made Judah and the inhabiters of Jerusalem to err and to do worse than the heathen which the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel. And when the LORD spake to Manasseh and to his people, they attended not to him. Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the Captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh in a hold and bound him with chains and carried him to Babylon. And when he was in tribulation he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself exceedingly before the God of his fathers, and made intercession to him: and he was entreated of him and heard his prayer and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. And then Manasseh knew how that the LORD was very God. After that, he built a wall without the city of David on the west side of Gihon in the brook and so forth to the fish gate and round about Ophel, and brought it up of a very great height, and put captains of war in all the strong cities of Judah. And he took away the strange gods and the Idol out of the house of God, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of God and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city. And he made an altar unto the LORD and sacrificed thereon peace offerings and thank offerings, and charged Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel. Nevertheless, the people did offer still in the hill altars; howbeit unto the LORD their God only. The rest of the acts of Manasseh and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers of visions that spake to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, are written among the deeds of the Kings of Israel. And his prayer and how he was heard, and all his sin and trespass, and the places where he made hill altars and set up groves and carved Images before he was meekened, are written among the deeds of the seers of visions. And when Manasseh was laid to rest with his fathers, they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his room.


And then they turned and went up toward Bashan. And Og, the king of Bashan, came out against them, both he and all his people, to war at Edrei. And the LORD said unto Moses, "Fear him not, for I have delivered him into thy hands with all his people and his land. And thou shalt do with him as thou didst with Sihon, the king of the Amorites which dwelt at Heshbon." And they smote him and his sons and all his people, until there was nothing left him. And they conquered his land.

Then we turned and went up the way to Bashan. And Og the king of Bashan came out against us: both he and all his people to battle at Edrei. And the LORD said unto me, "Fear him not, for I have delivered him and all his people and his land into thy hand and thou shalt deal with him as thou dealtest with Sihon king of the Amorites which dwelt at Heshbon.' And so the LORD our God delivered into our hands, Og also the king of Bashan and all his folk. And we smote him until nought was left him. read more.
And we took all his cities the same season, for there was not a city which we took not from them; even three score cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these cities were made strong with high walls, gates and bars; beside un-walled towns, a great many. And we utterly destroyed them, as we played with Sihon king of Heshbon: bringing to nought all the cities with men, women and children. But all the cattle and the spoil of the cities, we caught for ourselves. And thus we took, the same season, the land out of the hand of two kings of the Amorites on the other side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon - which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, but the Amorites call it Senir - all the cities in the plain and all Gilead and all Bashan unto Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Giants: behold, his iron bed is yet at Rabbah, among the children of Ammon: nine cubits long and four cubits broad, of the cubits of a man. And when we had conquered this land the same time, I gave from Aroer, which is upon the river of Arnon, and half mount Gilead and the cities thereof unto the Reubenites, and Gadites. And the rest of Gilead and all Bashan the kingdom of Og, I gave unto the half tribe of Manasseh: all the region of Argob with all Bashan was called the land of Giants. Jair the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi, and called the towns of Bashan after his own name: the towns of Jair unto this day. And I gave half Gilead unto Machir. And unto Reuben and Gad, I gave from Gilead unto the river of Arnon and half the valley and the coast, even unto the river Jabbok which is the border of the children of Ammon, and the fields and Jordan with the coast, from Chinnereth even unto the sea in the field which is the salt sea under the springs of Pisgah eastward.


And Uzziah laid him to sleep with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David, and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

The second year of Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign. Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jerusha the daughter of Zadok. And he did that was right in the sight of the LORD: even in all things as did his father Uzziah, did he. read more.
But they put not away the hill altars: for the people offered and burnt cense still in the hill altars. He built the highest door in the house of the LORD. The rest of the deeds of Jotham and all he did, are written in the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. In those days the LORD began to send against Judah: Rezin the king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah. And Jotham rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father, and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.


"Thou son of man, take a stick and write upon it, 'Unto Judah; and to the children of Israel, his companions.' Then take another stick, and write upon it, 'Unto Joseph, the stock of Ephraim; and to all the household of Israel, his companions.' And then take both these together in thine hand, so shall there be one stick thereof. Now if the children of thy people say unto thee, 'Wilt thou not show us what thou meanest by these?' read more.
Then give them this answer, 'Thus sayeth the LORD God: Behold, I will take the stock of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them to the stock of Judah, and make them one stock, and they shall be one in my hand.' And the two sticks whereupon thou writest, shalt thou have in thine hand, that they may see, and shalt say unto them, 'Thus sayeth the LORD God: Behold, I will take away the children of Israel from among the Heathen, unto whom they be gone, and will gather them together on every side, and bring them again into their own land. Yea, I will make one people of them in the land, upon the mountains of Israel, and they all shall have but one king. They shall no more be two peoples from henceforth, neither be divided into two kingdoms:

Then those that be of the house of Judah shall go into the house of Israel: and they shall come together out of the North, into the same land that I have given your fathers.


"Thus sayeth Cyrus king of Persia: 'All the kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD God of heaven given me, which hath charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem that is in the land of Judah. Wherefore, whosoever is among you of all his people, the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up.'"

Whosoever now among you is of his people, the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel. He is the God that is at Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth yet in any manner of place, where he is a stranger, let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with good and cattle, beside that which they willingly offer, for the house of God at Jerusalem.'" Then gat up the principal fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Levites, and all they whose spirit God had raised to go up, and to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem. read more.
And all they that were about them, strengthened their hands with vessels of silver and gold, with goods and cattle, and jewels, beside that which they gave of their own free will. And king Cyrus brought forth the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of Jerusalem and put in his god's house. Those did Cyrus the king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar the prince of Judah. And this is the number of them: thirty basins of gold, and a thousand basins of silver, nine and twenty knives, thirty cups of gold, and of other silver cups four hundred and ten, and of other vessels a thousand. So that all the vessels both of gold and silver, were five thousand and four hundred. Sheshbazzar brought them all up, with them that came up out of the captivity of Babylon unto Jerusalem.


And the Lord gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge and said, "Be bold and strong, for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them, and I will be with thee."

And the LORD said unto Moses, "Take Joshua the son of Nun in whom there is spirit, and put thine hands upon him, and set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation and give him a charge in their sight. And put of thy praise upon him that all the company of the children of Israel may hear. read more.
And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest which shall ask counsel for him, after the manner of the light, before the LORD: And at the mouth of Eleazar shall both he and all the children of Israel with him, and all the congregation, go in and out." And Moses did as the LORD commanded him, and he took Joshua and set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation, and put his hands upon him and give him a charge, as the LORD commanded through the hand of Moses.


And he said unto Abram, "Know this of a surety, that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that pertaineth not unto them. And they shall make bondmen of them and entreat them evil, four hundred years. But the nation whom they shall serve, will I judge. And afterward shall they come out with great substance.

God verily spake on this wise, that this seed should be a dweller in a strange land, and that they should keep them in bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years. 'But the nation to whom they shall be in bondage, will I judge,' said God, 'and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place.'


And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of his sword.

Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way after thou camest out of Egypt: he met thee by the way and smote the hindmost of you, all that were over laboured and dragged behind, when thou wast fainted and weary, and he feared not God.


Jehoash was seven years old when he was made king.


Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hands of their oppressors, and yet for all that they would not hearken unto their judges: But went a whoring after strange gods and bowed themselves unto them, and turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in obeying the commandments of the LORD, and did not so. And when the LORD raised up judges unto them, the LORD was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hands of their enemies all the days of the judge: for the LORD had compassion over their sorrowings which they had by the reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them. read more.
Yet for all that, as soon as the judge was dead they turned and did worse than their fathers in following strange gods, and in serving them, and ceased not from their inventions nor from their malicious ways.

And afterward he gave unto them judges, about the space of four hundred and fifty years, unto the time of Samuel the prophet.


and said unto him, "Behold, thou art old and thy sons follow not thy ways. Now, therefore, make us a king to judge us, as all other nations have." But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Samuel, "Hear the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee. For they have not cast thee away, but me: that I should not reign over them. read more.
And as they have ever done - since I brought them out of Egypt unto this day, and have forsaken me and served other gods - even so do they unto thee. Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet, testify unto them and show them the duty of the king that shall reign over them." And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked a king of him, and he said, "This shall be the duty of the king that shall reign over you: he will take your sons and put them to his chariots and make his horsemen of them and they must run before his chariot, and will make him captains of them over thousands and over fifties, and set them to ear his ground, and to gather in his harvest, and to make instruments of war and apparel for his chariots. And he will take your daughters and make them the dressers of his ointments, and his cooks and bakers. And he shall take the best of your fields, and of your vineyards and of your olive trees, and give them to his servants. And he shall take the tenth of your seed and of your vines, and give it to his lords, and to his servants. And he shall take the best of your menservants and maidservants and young men, and of your asses, and do his work with them. And he shall take the tenth of your sheep, and ye shall be his servants. And when ye cry out at that time upon your king which ye shall have chosen you, the LORD will not hear you at that day." Nevertheless, the people would not hear the voice of Samuel, but did say, "Nay, not so: But there shall be a king over us, and we will be like all other nations. And our king shall judge us, and go out before us and fight our battles."

Where are thy kings now, that shouldest help thee in all thy cities? Yea and thy judges, of whom thou sayest, "Give me a king and princes?"



The whole congregation as one man, was two and forty thousand, three hundred and threescore;

The whole congregation as one man, was two and forty thousand, three hundred and threescore; Beside their servants and maidens, of whom there were seven thousand, three hundred and seven and thirty. And they had two hundred and seven and forty singing men and women,


And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes and spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, "The land which we walked through to search it, is a very good land. If the LORD have lust to us, he will bring us into this land and give it us, which is a land that floweth with milk and honey. read more.
But in any wise, rebel not against the LORD. Moreover fear ye not the people of the land, for they are but bread for us. Their shield is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not therefore." And all the whole multitude bade stone them with stones. But the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of witness, unto all the children of Israel.

And they went and came to Moses and Aaron and unto all the multitude of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran: even unto Kadesh, and brought them word and also unto all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. And they told him, saying, "We came unto the land whither thou sendedst us, and surely it is a land that floweth with milk and honey and here is of the fruit of it. Nevertheless, the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled and exceeding great, and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. read more.
The Amalekites dwell in the south country, and the Hittites, Jebusites and the Amorites dwell in the mountains, and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along by the coast of Jordan." And Caleb stilled the murmur of the people against Moses, saying, "Let us go up and conquer it, for we be able to overcome it." But the men that went up with him said, "We be not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we." And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched, unto the children of Israel, saying, "The land which we have gone through, to search it out, is a land that eateth up the inhabiters thereof, and the people that we saw in it are men of stature. And there we saw also giants, the children of Anak which are of the giants. And we seemed in our sight as it were grasshoppers and so we did in their sight."


and chose active men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, captains over thousands, over hundreds, over fifty and over ten.

And I said unto you the same season, 'I am not able to bear you myself alone. For the LORD your God hath multiplied you: so that ye are this day as the stars of heaven in number.' - The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you as he hath promised you - read more.
'How,' said I, 'can I myself alone bear the cumbrance, charge, and strife that is among you? Bring therefore men of wisdom and of understanding and expert, known among your tribes, that I may make them rulers over you.' And ye answered me, and said, 'That which thou hast spoken is good to be done.' And then I took the heads of your tribes, men of wisdom and that were expert, and made them rulers over you: captains over thousands and over hundreds, over fifty and over ten, and officers among your tribes. And I charged your judges the same time, saying, 'Hear your brethren and judge righteously between every man and his brother and the stranger that is with him. See that ye know no man in judgment: but hear the small as well as the great and be afraid of no man, for the judgment is God's. And the cause that is too hard for you, bring unto me and I will hear it.'



And Bezalel wrought and Oholiab and all wise hearted men to whom the LORD had given wisdom and understanding, to know how to work all manner work for the holy service, in all that the LORD commanded. And Moses called for Bezalel, Oholiab and all the wise hearted men in whose hearts the LORD had put wisdom, even as many as their hearts couraged to come unto the work to work it. And they received of Moses all the heave offerings which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the holy service to make it withal. And they brought, beside that, willing offerings every morning. read more.
And all the wise men that wrought all the holy work, came every man from his work which they made, and spake unto Moses saying, "The people bring too much, and above that is enough to serve for the work which the LORD hath commanded to make." And then Moses gave a commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the host, saying, "See that neither man nor woman prepare any more work for the holy heave offering." And so the people were forbidden to bring: for the stuff they had was sufficient for them unto all the work, to make it; and too much.


And Jehoram rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead. The twelfth year of Jehoram son of Ahab, king of Israel, did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign. Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and reigned one year in Jerusalem; his mother's name was Athaliah daughter of Omri king of Israel. read more.
And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: for he was a son-in-law to the house of Ahab. And Jehoram the son of Ahab went to war with Hazael king of Syria, at Ramoth in Gilead, and the Syrians wounded him. Wherefore king Jehoram went back again, to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramoth, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram of son of Ahab in Jezreel because he was sick.


The second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel, reigned Amaziah the son of Jehoash king of Judah: he was twenty five years old when he began, and reigned twenty nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jehoaddin, and was of Jerusalem. And he did that pleased the LORD, yet not like David his father: but did in all things as Joash his father did. read more.
Neither took they away the hill altars. But the people slew and offered still in the hill altars. And as soon as the kingdom was settled in his hand, he slew his servants that killed the king his father. But the children of those murderers he slew not, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, where the LORD commanded saying, "The fathers shall not die for the children's cause, nor the children for the deeds of their fathers: But every man shall be slain for his own sin." And he slew of the Edomites in the salt valley, ten thousand, and took the town Sela with strength of battle, and called the name of it Joktheel ever after. After that, Amaziah sent messengers to Joash the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us see each other." But Joash king of Israel sent again to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "A thistle in Lebanon sent to a cypress tree in Lebanon, saying, 'Give thy daughter to my son to wife.' But the wild beasts in Lebanon went and trod down the thistle. Because thou hast beaten the Edomites, therefore thine heart riseth. Be glorious: but tarry at home. For what needest thou to provoke to mischief - that thou shouldest be overthrown and Judah with thee?" But Amaziah would not hear. And so Joash king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Judah saw either other at Bethshemesh in Judah. And Judah was put to the worse before Israel, and they fled every man to his tent. And Joash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, son of Jehoash son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh. And then he went to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits. And he took all the gold and silver and all the vessels that were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasure of the king's house, and hostages thereto: and then returned to Samaria again. The rest of the acts of Joash which he did, and his power, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are written in the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel. And Joash laid him to rest with his fathers and was buried at Samaria among the kings of Israel: and Jeroboam his son reigned in his room. Amaziah the son of Jehoash king of Judah lived after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel, fifteen years. And the remnant of the deeds of Amaziah, are written in the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. And they conspired great treason against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish. And they went after him to Lachish and slew him there. And they brought him on a horse and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.


The fifth year of Jehoram son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehoshaphat being yet king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, began to reign. Thirty two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab for the daughter of Ahab was his wife, and he did that displeased the LORD. read more.
Neverthelater, the LORD would not destroy Judah because of David his servant, as he promised him to give him a light in his children always. And in his days Edom fell away from under the hand of Judah, and made them a king of their own. And Jehoram went to Seir, and all his chariots with him. And he rose by night and laid on the Edomites, which compassed him in, and the captains of his chariot and the people fled into their tents. And so the Edomites slipped away from under the hand of Judah unto this day. And then Libnah slipped away too, even that same time. The rest of the deeds of Jehoram and all he did, are written in the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. And Jehoram rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.


and what he did unto Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab the son of Reuben, how the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them with their households and their tents and all their substance that was in their possession, in the midst of Israel.

And Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi; and Dathan and Abiram, the son of Eliab; and On the son of Peleth, the sons of Reuben, stood up before Moses, with other of the children of Israel: two hundred and fifty, heads of the congregation, and councilors, and men of fame. And they gathered themselves together against Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, "Ye have done enough. For all the multitude are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them. Why therefore heave ye yourselves up above the congregation of the LORD?" read more.
When Moses heard it, he fell upon his face and spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, "Tomorrow the LORD will show who is his and who is holy, and will take them unto him, and whomsoever he hath chosen, he will cause to come to him. This do: take firepans, thou Korah and all thy company, and do fire therein and put cense thereto before the LORD tomorrow: And then whomsoever the LORD doeth chose, the same is holy. Ye make enough to do, ye children of Levi." And Moses said unto Korah, "Hear, ye children of Levi: Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the multitude of Israel to bring you to him, to do the service of the dwelling place of the LORD, and to stand before the people to minister unto them? He hath taken thee to him and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee, and ye seek the office of the priest also. For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD: for what is Aaron, that ye should murmur against him?" And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and they answered, "We will not come. Seemeth it a small thing unto thee that thou hast brought us out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness; but that thou shouldest reign over us also? Moreover, thou hast brought us unto no land that floweth with milk and honey, neither hast given us possessions of fields or of vines. Either wilt thou pull out the eyes of these men? We will not come." And Moses waxed very angry and said unto the LORD, "Turn not unto their offerings. I have not taken so much as an ass from them, neither have vexed any of them." Then Moses said unto Korah, "Be thou and all thy company before the LORD: both thou, they, and Aaron tomorrow. And take every man his censer and put cense in them, and come before the LORD every man with his censer: two hundred and fifty censers, and Aaron with his censer." And they took every man his censer and put fire in them and laid cense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of witness, and Moses and Aaron also. And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of witness. And the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation. And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying, "Separate yourselves from this congregation, that I may consume them at once." And they fell upon their faces, and said, "O most mighty God of the spirits of all flesh; one man hath sinned, and wilt thou be wroth with all the multitude?" And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Speak unto the congregation, and say, 'Get you away from about the dwelling of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.'" And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him. And he spake unto the congregation, saying, "Depart from the tents of these wicked men and touch nothing of theirs: lest ye perish in all their sins." And they gat them from the dwelling of Korah, Dathan and Abiram, on every side. And Dathan and Abiram came out and stood in the door of their tents with their wives, their sons and their children. And Moses said, "Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works, and that I have not done them of mine own mind: If these men die the common death of all men or if they be visited after the visitation of all men, then the LORD hath not sent me. But and if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth and swallow them and all that pertain unto them, so that they go down quick in to hell: then ye shall understand, that these men have railed upon the LORD." And as soon as he had made an end of speaking all these words, the ground clove asunder that was under them, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them and their houses and all the men that were with Korah and all their goods. And they and all that pertained unto them, went down alive unto hell, and the earth closed upon them, and they perished from among the congregation. And all Israel that were about them, fled at the cry of them. For they said, "The earth might haply swallow us also." And there came out a fire from the LORD and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered cense. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest and let him take up the censers out of the burning and scatter the fire here and there, for the censers of these sinners are hallowed in their deaths: and let them be beaten into thin plates and fastened upon the altar. For they offered them before the LORD, and therefore they are holy and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel." And Eleazar the priest took the brazen censers which they that were burnt had offered, and beat them and fastened them upon the altar, to be a remembrance unto the children of Israel, that no stranger which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer cense before the LORD, that he be not made like unto Korah and his company: as the LORD said unto him by the hand of Moses.


The eighteenth year of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, king Abijam reigned over Judah, and ruled three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maacah, the daughter of Abishalom. And he walked in all the sins of his father which he did before him, and his heart was not whole with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father. read more.
Nevertheless, for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a light in Jerusalem; that he set up his son after him to continue Jerusalem, because that David did which pleased the LORD and turned from nothing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam as long as he lived. And the rest of the deeds of Abijam and all that he did, are written in the book of the deeds that were done in the days of the kings of Judah. And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam. And Abijam rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David. And Asa his son reigned in his stead.


He will come and destroy those farmers, and will let out his vineyard to others." When they heard that, they said, "God forbid."

Therefore say I unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to the Gentiles, which shall bring forth the fruits of it.


"Bid the children of Israel that they turn and pitch their tents before the entering of Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea toward Baalzephon: even before that shall ye pitch upon the sea.

And the children of Israel removed from Rameses and pitched in Succoth. And they departed from Succoth and pitched their tents in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness. And they removed from Etham and turned unto the entering of Hiroth which is before Baalzephon, and pitched before Migdol.


And the sin offering was brought. And Aaron and his sons put their hands upon the head of the ox of the sin offering. And when it was slain, Moses took of the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger and purified it, and poured the blood unto the bottom of the altar and sanctified it and reconciled it. And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards and the caul that was on the liver and the two kidneys with their fat and burned it upon the altar. read more.
But the ox, the hide, his flesh and his dung, he burnt with fire without the host, as the LORD commanded Moses. And he brought the ram of the burnt offering, and Aaron and his sons put their hands upon the head of the ram, and it was killed. And Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about, and cut the ram in pieces and burnt the head, the pieces and the fat, and washed the inwards and the legs in water, and burnt the ram every whit upon the altar. That was a burnt sacrifice of a sweet savour, and an offering unto the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses. And he brought the other ram that was the full offering, and Aaron and his sons put their hands upon the head of the ram: And when it was slain, Moses took of the blood of it, and put it upon the tip of Aaron's right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. Then were Aaron's sons brought, and Moses put of the blood on the tip of the right ear of them, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet, and sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about. And he took the fat and the rump and all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys with their fat and their right shoulder. And out of the basket of sweet bread that was before the LORD, he took one sweet cake of oiled bread and one wafer, and put them on the fat and upon the right shoulder, and put altogether upon Aaron's hands and upon his sons' hands, and waved it a wave offering before the LORD. And then Moses took them from off their hands again, and burnt them upon the altar, even upon the burnt offering: These are the full offerings of a sweet savour and a sacrifice unto the LORD. And Moses took the breast and waved it a wave offering before the LORD, of the ram of the full offerings: and it was Moses' part, as the LORD commanded Moses. And Moses took of the anointing oil and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron and upon his vestments and upon his sons and on their vestments with him, and sanctified Aaron and his vestures and his sons and his sons' vestures also. Then Moses said unto Aaron and his sons, "Boil the flesh in the door of the tabernacle of witness, and there eat it with the bread that is in the basket of fullofferings, as the Lord commanded saying, 'Aaron and his sons shall eat it': and that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread, burn with fire. And see that ye depart not from the door of the tabernacle of witness, seven days long: until the days of your full offerings be at an end. For seven days must your hands be filled, as they were this day. Even so the LORD hath commanded to do, to reconcile you with all. See therefore that ye abide in the door of the tabernacle of witness day and night seven days long: and keep the watch of the LORD that ye die not: for so I am commanded." And Aaron and his sons did all things which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

And Aaron went unto the altar, and slew the calf that was his sin offering. And the sons of Aaron brought the blood unto him, and he dipped his finger in the blood and put it upon the horns of the altar, and poured the blood unto the bottom of the altar. And the fat and the two kidneys with the caul of the liver of the sin offering, he burnt upon the altar, as the LORD commanded Moses: read more.
but the flesh and the hide, he burnt with fire without the host. Afterward he slew the burnt offering, and Aaron's sons brought the blood unto him, and he sprinkled it round about upon the altar. And they brought the burnt offering unto him in pieces and the head also, and he burnt it upon the altar, and did wash the inwards and the legs, and burnt them also upon the burnt offering in the altar. And then he brought the people's offering and took the goat that was the people's sin offering, and slew it and offered it for a sin offering: as he did the first. And then brought the burnt offering and offered it as the manner was, and brought the meat offering and filled his hand thereof, and burnt it upon the altar, besides the burnt sacrifice in the morning. Then he slew the ox and the ram that were the people's peace offerings, and Aaron's sons brought the blood unto him, and he sprinkled it upon the altar round about, and took the fat of the ox and of the ram, the rump and the fat that covereth the inwards and the kidneys and the caul of the liver; and put them upon the breasts and burnt it upon the altar: but the breasts and the right shoulders Aaron waved before the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses. And Aaron lift up his hand over the people and blessed them, and came down from offering of sin offerings, burnt offerings and peace offerings. Then Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of witness and came out again and blessed the people, and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the people. And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar: the burnt offering and the fat. And all the people saw it and shouted, and fell on their faces.


Now therefore thy two sons Manasseh and Ephraim which were born unto thee before I came to thee, into Egypt, shall be mine: even as Reuben and Simeon shall they be unto me.

For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim. And therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in and the suburbs of the same, for their beasts and cattle.


Neither did Manasseh expel Bethshean with her towns, neither Taanach with her towns, neither the inhabiters of Dor with her towns, neither the inhabiters of Ibleam with her towns, neither the inhabiters of Megiddo with her towns, and so the Cananites went to and dwelt in the said land. But as soon as Israel was waxed mighty, they put the Cananites to tribute: but expelled them not. In like manner Ephraim expelled not the Cananites that dwelt in Gezer, but the Cananites dwelt still in Gezer among them. read more.
Neither did Zebulun expel the inhabiters of Kitron, neither the inhabiters of Nahalol; but the Cananites dwelt among them and became tributaries. Neither did Asher cast out the inhabiters of Acco, neither the inhabiters of Sidon, of Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah, Aphik, nor of Rehob, but the Asherites dwelt among the Cananites the inhabiters of the land, and drave them not out. Neither did Naphtali drive out the inhabiters of Bethshemesh, nor the inhabiters of Bethanath, but dwelt amongst the Cananites the inhabiters of the land. Nevertheless the inhabiters of Bethshemesh, and of Bethanath became tributaries unto them. And the Amorites kept the children of Dan in the mountains, and suffered them not the come down to the valleys. And so the Amorites went and dwelled in mount Heres in Aijalon and in Shaalbim. Neverthelater, the hand of Joseph waxed heavy upon them, so that they became tributaries. And the coasts of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, and from the rock upward.

These are the nations which the LORD left to tempt Israel, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan. Only, for the learning of the generation of the children of Israel, which before knew nothing of war, he left the five lords of the Philistines, and all the Cananites, the Sidonians, the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon: even from mount Baalhermon unto Hamath. read more.
Those remained to prove Israel by, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses. And as the children of Israel dwelt among the Cananites, Hittites, Amorites, Perezites, Hivites, and Jebusites, they took the daughters of them to be their wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods. And so the children of Israel did wickedly in the sight of the LORD and forgot the LORD their God and served Baalim and Asheroth.


Jehoshaphat laid him to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Jehoram his son reigned in his room:


This is a night to be observed to the LORD, because he brought them out of the land of Egypt. This is a night of the LORD, to be kept of all the children of Israel and of their generations after them.

And Moses said unto the people, "Think on this day in which ye came out of Egypt and out of the house of bondage: for with a mighty hand the LORD brought you out from thence. See therefore that ye eat no leavened bread. This day come ye out of Egypt in the month of Abib. When the LORD hath brought thee in to the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites and Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers that he would give thee: a land wherein milk and honey floweth, then see that thou keep this service in this same month. read more.
Seven days thou shalt eat sweet bread, and the seventh day shall be feastful unto the LORD. Therefore thou shalt eat sweet bread seven days, and see that there be no leavened bread seen nor yet leaven among you in all your quarters. And thou shalt show thy son at that time, saying, 'This is done, because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came out of Egypt.' Therefore it shall be a sign unto thee upon thine hand and a remembrance between thine eyes, that the LORD's law may be in thy mouth. For with a strong hand the LORD brought thee out of Egypt; see thou keep therefore this ordinance in his season from year to year. "Moreover, when the LORD hath brought thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he hath sworn unto thee and to thy fathers, and hath given it thee, then thou shalt appoint unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix, and all the firstborn among the beasts which thou hast if they be males. And all the firstborn of the asses, thou shalt redeem with a sheep: if thou redeem him not, then break his neck. But all the firstborn among thy children shalt thou buy out. And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' Thou shalt say unto him, 'With a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. And when Pharaoh was loath to let us go, the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt: as well the firstborn of men as of beasts. And therefore I sacrifice unto the LORD all the males that open the matrix, but all the firstborn of my children I must redeem.' And this shall be as a token in thine hand, and as a thing hanged up between thine eyes: because the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand."


And the children of Israel removed, and pitched in the fields of Moab, on the other side of Jordan, by Jericho.

And they departed from the mountains of Abarim, and pitched in the fields of Moab fast by Jordan nigh to Jericho. And they pitched upon Jordan, from Bethjeshimoth unto the plain of Shittim in the fields of Moab.


The third month after the children of Israel were gone out of Egypt: the same day they came into the wilderness of Sinai.

And they departed from Rephidim, and pitched in the wilderness of Sinai.


At the last they came to Marah: but they could not drink of the waters for bitterness, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of the place was called Marah.

And they departed from before Hiroth and went through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days journey in the wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah.


And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water and seventy date trees, and they pitched there by the water.

And they removed from Marah and went unto Elim where were twelve fountains and seventy palm trees and they pitched there.


Moses answered and said, "See, they will not believe me nor hearken unto my voice: but will say, 'the LORD hath not appeared unto thee.'" Then the LORD said unto him, "What is that in thine hand?" And he said, "A rod." And he said, "Cast it on the ground." And it turned unto a serpent. And Moses ran away from it. read more.
And the LORD said unto Moses, "Put forth thine hand and take it by the tail." And he put forth his hand and caught it, and it became a rod again in his hand. "That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob hath appeared unto thee." And the LORD said furthermore unto him, "Thrust thine hand into thy bosom." And he thrust his hand into his bosom and took it out. And behold, his hand was leprous, even as snow. And he said, "Put thine hand into thy bosom again." And he put his hand into his bosom again, and plucked it out of his bosom, and behold, it was turned again as his other flesh. "If they will not believe thee, neither hear the voice of the first token: yet will they believe the voice of the second token. But and if they will not believe the two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, then take of the water of the river and pour it upon the dry land. And the water which thou takest out of the river shall turn to blood upon the dry land." And Moses said unto the LORD, "O my Lord. I am not eloquent, no not in times past and namely since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow mouthed and slow tongued." And the LORD said unto him, "Who hath made man's mouth, or who hath made the dumb or the deaf, the seeing or the blind? Have not I, the LORD? Go therefore and I will be with thy mouth and teach thee what thou shalt say." And he said, "O my Lord, send I pray thee whom thou wilt." And the LORD was angry with Moses, and said, "I know Aaron thy brother, the Levite, that he can speak. And moreover behold, he cometh out to meet thee, and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. And thou shalt speak unto him and put the words in his mouth, and I will be with thy mouth and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do. And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: he shall be thy mouth, and thou shalt be his God: and take this rod in thy hand, wherewith thou shalt do miracles."

And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of a bush. And he perceived that the bush burned with fire, and consumed not. Then Moses said, "I will go hence and see this great sight, how it cometh that the bush burneth not." And when the LORD saw that he came for to see, he called unto him out of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses." And he answered, "Here am I." read more.
And he said, "Come not hither, but put thy shoes off thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground." And he said, "I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God. Then the LORD said, "I have surely seen the trouble of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry, which they have of their taskmasters. For I know their sorrow, and am come down to deliver them out of the hands of the Egyptians, and to bring them out of that land unto a good land and a large, and unto a land that floweth with milk and honey: even unto the place of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and of the Jebusites. Now therefore behold, the complaint of the children of Israel is come unto me and I have also seen the oppression, wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. But come, I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring my people the children of Israel out of Egypt." And Moses said unto God, "What am I, to go to Pharaoh and to bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?" And he said, "I will be with thee. And this shall be a token unto thee that I have sent thee: after that thou hast brought the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain." Then said Moses unto God, "When I come unto the children of Israel and say unto them, 'The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you,' and they say unto me, 'What is his name?' - What answer shall I give them?" Then said God unto Moses, "I Will Be What I Will Be." And he said, "This shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, 'I Will Be did send me to you.'" And God spake further unto Moses, "Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, 'the LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob hath sent me unto you': this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial throughout all generations. Go therefore and gather the elders of Israel together and say unto them, 'the LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, appeared unto me and said: I have been and seen both you and that which is done to you in Egypt. And I have said it, that I will bring you out of the tribulation of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites: even a land that floweth with milk and honey.' If it come to pass that they hear thy voice, then go, both thou and the elders of Israel unto the king of Egypt, and say unto him, 'The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: Let us go therefore three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.' Notwithstanding, I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, except it be with a mighty hand: yea and I will therefore stretch out mine hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do therein. And after that he will let you go. And I will get this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: so that when ye go, ye shall not go empty: but every wife shall borrow of her neighboress and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver and of gold and raiment. And ye shall put them on your sons and daughters, and shall rob the Egyptians."


And Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had seen all the works of the LORD that he had done to Israel.

And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, and had seen all the great works of the LORD that he did to Israel.


Then I took the two tables and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes. And I fell before the LORD, even as at the first time - forty days and nights, and neither ate bread nor drank water - over all your sins which ye had sinned in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD and in provoking him. For I was afraid of the wrath and fierceness wherewith the LORD was angry with you, even for to have destroyed you; But the LORD heard my petition at that time also. read more.
The LORD was very angry with Aaron also, even for to have destroyed him: But I made intercession for Aaron also the same time. And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made and burnt him with fire and stamped him and ground him a-good, even unto small dust. And I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.


And Joshua the son of Nun the servant of the LORD died when he was a hundred and ten years old: whom they buried in the coasts of his inheritance: even in Timnathserah in mount Ephraim on the north side of the hill Gaash.


And behold, one of the children of Israel went in against his brethren, and joined himself to a Midianitish woman, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the multitude of the children of Israel as they were weeping in the door of the tabernacle of witness. And when Phinehas the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest saw it, he rose up out of the company and took a weapon in his hand, and went after the man of Israel into the whorehouse, and thrust them through: both the man of Israel and also the woman even through the belly of her. And the plague ceased from the children of Israel. read more.
And there died in the plague twenty four thousand. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Phinehas the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned mine anger away from the children of Israel, because he was jealous for my sake among them; that I had not consumed the children of Israel in my jealousy. Wherefore, say, 'Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace, and he shall have it and his seed after him, even the covenant of the priest's office forever, because he was jealous for his God's sake and made an atonement for the children of Israel.'" The name of the Israelite which was smitten with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a lord of an ancient house among the Simeonites. And the name of the Midianitish woman was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur and head over the people of an ancient house in Midian.

And after the plague, the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Eleazar, saying,


And Abner the son of Ner and the servants of Ishbosheth the son of Saul went out of Mahanaim, to Gibeon. And Joab the son of Zeruiah and the servants of David went out and met them by the Pool of Gibeon. And they sat down, the one part on the one side the pool and the other on the other side. And Abner said to Joab, "Let the young men arise and play before us." And Joab answered, "Be it." read more.
Then there arose and went over: twelve of Benjamin by number, which pertained to Ishbosheth the son of Saul; and twelve of the servants of David. And they caught each his fellow that came against him, by the head and thrust his sword in his side, and so fell down all at once. Wherefore the place was called Helkathhazzurim which is in Gibeon. And there began an exceeding cruel battle that same day. But Abner and the men of Israel were put to the worse of the servants of David. And there was three sons of Zeruiah there: Joab, Abishai and Asahel - which Asahel was as swift of foot as a wild roe - and followed after Abner and turned neither to the righthand nor to the left from Abner. Then Abner looked behind him and said, "Art thou Asahel?" And he said, "Yea." Then said Abner, "Turn thee either to the righthand or to the left and catch one of the young men and take thee his spoil." But Asahel would not depart from him. And Abner said again to Asahel, "Turn from me! Why wilt thou that I smite thee to the ground? For then how should I hold up my face before Joab thy brother?" Howbeit, he would in no wise depart. Then Abner with the hinder end of the spear smote him under the short ribs, that the spear came out behind him: that he fell down in the same place and died there. And as many as came to the place where Asahel fell down and died, stood still. But Joab and Abishai followed Abner till the sun went down. And when they were come to the hill Ammah that lieth before Giah in the way that goeth through the wilderness of Gibeon, the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner on a plump and stood still on the top of a hill. Then Abner called to Joab, and said, "Shall the sword devour without end? Knowest thou not that bitterness is wont to come in the latter end? How long shall it be, ere thou bid the people return from following their brethren?" And Joab answered, "As truly as God liveth, if thou hadst so said, then even in the morning had the people departed, each from following his brother." And therewith Joab blew a trumpet, and all the people stood still and pursued after Israel no more nor fought no more. And Abner and his men walked all that night by the wild fields, and went over Jordan, and passed through all Bithron and came to Mahanaim. And Joab returned from after Abner and gathered all the people together. And there lacked, of David's servants, nineteen persons and Asahel. But the servants of David had slain, of Benjamin and of Abner's men, three hundred and three score men. And they took up Asahel and buried him in the sepulchre of his father in Bethlehem. And Joab and his men went all night, and came in the dawning to Hebron.

There was long strife between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.


The seventeenth year of Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, Ahaz son of Jotham king of Judah, began to reign.


Which came against Judah and all to tare the land, and carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and thereto his sons and his wives: so that there was never a son left him save Jehoahaz his youngest son.

And Joash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah at Bethshemesh: and brought him to Jerusalem, and tare the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits long.