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Thus the sons of Israel did as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, just as the LORD spoke to Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel; and they carried them over with them to the lodging place and put them down there.
and Jahaz and Kedemoth and Mephaath,
(For only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim Behold, his bedstead was an iron bedstead; it is in Rabbah of the sons of Ammon. Its length was nine cubits and its width four cubits by ordinary cubit.)
"But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up."
'Every grain offering of yours, moreover, you shall season with salt, so that the salt of the covenant of your God shall not be lacking from your grain offering; with all your offerings you shall offer salt.
So they piled them in heaps, and the land became foul.
Then the flood came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth.
(The Emim lived there formerly, a people as great, numerous, and tall as the Anakim.
But two men had remained in the camp; the name of one was Eldad and the name of the other Medad. And the Spirit rested upon them (now they were among those who had been registered, but had not gone out to the tent), and they prophesied in the camp.
so much the more also Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.
Then Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and there he built an altar to the LORD.
I ask that when I am present I need not be bold with the confidence with which I propose to be courageous against some, who regard us as if we walked according to the flesh.
Now Paul and his companions put out to sea from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia; but John left them and returned to Jerusalem.
"Or how can anyone enter the strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
LORD, I have heard the report about You and I fear O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.
the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
You went forth for the salvation of Your people, For the salvation of Your anointed You struck the head of the house of the evil To lay him open from thigh to neck. Selah.
The Lord GOD has sworn by His holiness, "Behold, the days are coming upon you When they will take you away with meat hooks, And the last of you with fish hooks.
Against all the ships of Tarshish And against all the beautiful craft.
Remember Him before the silver cord is broken and the golden bowl is crushed, the pitcher by the well is shattered and the wheel at the cistern is crushed;
"My very own vineyard is at my disposal; The thousand shekels are for you, Solomon, And two hundred are for those who take care of its fruit."
"O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret place of the steep pathway, Let me see your form, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your form is lovely."
Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts.
Zadok the priest then took the horn of oil from the tent and anointed Solomon Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, "Long live King Solomon!"
I have seen everything during my lifetime of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his wickedness.
"I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,
Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways;
The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
To deliver you from the strange woman, From the adulteress who flatters with her words;
He also made ten tables and placed them in the temple, five on the right side and five on the left. And he made one hundred golden bowls.
Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, "Take there one of the priests whom you carried away into exile and let him go and live there; and let him teach them the custom of the god of the land."
When they were only a few in number, Very few, and strangers in it,
Pul, king of Assyria, came against the land, and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver so that his hand might be with him to strengthen the kingdom under his rule.
"We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic,
Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually.
Now it was told Solomon, saying, "Behold, Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon, for behold, he has taken hold of the horns of the altar, saying, 'Let King Solomon swear to me today that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.'"
He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
"Besides, Solomon has even taken his seat on the throne of the kingdom.
Then the king said to Joab, "Behold now, I will surely do this thing; go therefore, bring back the young man Absalom."
Now the Hebrews who were with the Philistines previously, who went up with them all around in the camp, even they also turned to be with the Israelites who were with Saul and Jonathan.
"The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.
'Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall enter there; encourage him, for he will cause Israel to inherit it.
Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out by their families from the ark.
Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the Lord,
'I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB'? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."
Gideon sent messengers throughout all the hill country of Ephraim, saying, "Come down against Midian and take the waters before them, as far as Beth-barah and the Jordan." So all the men of Ephraim were summoned and they took the waters as far as Beth-barah and the Jordan.
Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.
"The first was like a lion and had the wings of an eagle. I kept looking until its wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man; a human mind also was given to it.
But Peter began speaking and proceeded to explain to them in orderly sequence, saying,
And many spread their coats in the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.
"If a man walking after wind and falsehood Had told lies and said, 'I will speak out to you concerning wine and liquor,' He would be spokesman to this people.
"The shaggy goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
"But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the people; for they all regard John as a prophet."
'He shouted out and spoke as follows: "Chop down the tree and cut off its branches, Strip off its foliage and scatter its fruit; Let the beasts flee from under it And the birds from its branches.
Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astounded and stood up in haste; he said to his high officials, "Was it not three men we cast bound into the midst of the fire?" They replied to the king, "Certainly, O king."
"For behold, I am going to raise up a nation against you, O house of Israel," declares the LORD God of hosts, "And they will afflict you from the entrance of Hamath To the brook of the Arabah."
"After an alliance is made with him he will practice deception, and he will go up and gain power with a small force of people.
He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
Therefore, Daniel went in to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon; he went and spoke to him as follows: "Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon! Take me into the king's presence, and I will declare the interpretation to the king."
Moreover, He said to me, "Son of man, take into your heart all My words which I will speak to you and listen closely.
In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.
Then I became great and increased more than all who preceded me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also stood by me.
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the LORD.
"He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away.
In those days I also saw that the Jews had married women from Ashdod, Ammon and Moab.
'You shall not commit adultery.
who had been taken into exile from Jerusalem with the captives who had been exiled with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had exiled.
He set up priests of his own for the high places, for the satyrs and for the calves which he had made.
It came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him.
In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, became king.
Now the rest of all the acts of Asa and all his might and all that he did and the cities which he built, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? But in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.
Then Abner said to Joab, "Now let the young men arise and hold a contest before us." And Joab said, "Let them arise."
Then the man, the owner of the house, went out to them and said to them, "No, my fellows, please do not act so wickedly; since this man has come into my house, do not commit this act of folly.
Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, "THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH."
So Edom revolted against Judah to this day Then Libnah revolted at the same time.
"Then Aaron shall come into the tent of meeting and take off the linen garments which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there.
When the five lords of the Philistines saw it, they returned to Ekron that day.
"O Israel, you should listen and be careful to do it, that it may be well with you and that you may multiply greatly, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
However, the hair of his head began to grow again after it was shaved off.
Her mother-in-law then said to her, "Where did you glean today and where did you work? May he who took notice of you be blessed." So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked and said, "The name of the man with whom I worked today is Boaz."
"At that time the LORD said to me, 'Cut out for yourself two tablets of stone like the former ones, and come up to Me on the mountain, and make an ark of wood for yourself.
Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
And He said to them, "Where is your faith?" They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, "Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?"
There was not a city which made peace with the sons of Israel except the Hivites living in Gibeon; they took them all in battle.
At once he took along some soldiers and centurions and ran down to them; and when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.
He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house.
However not all men have this knowledge; but some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat food as if it were sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
But Aaron spoke to Moses, "Behold, this very day they presented their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD. When things like these happened to me, if I had eaten a sin offering today, would it have been good in the sight of the LORD?"
She conceived again and bore a son and said, "Now this time my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons." Therefore he was named Levi.
When they came to Reuel their father, he said, "Why have you come back so soon today?"
The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz and Riphath and Togarmah.
"They took him, and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard.
and a voice came out of the heavens: "You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased."
Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, "Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof;
Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and gashing himself with stones.
They were all struck with astonishment and began glorifying God; and they were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen remarkable things today."
When he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, "He is dead!"
"But if that evil slave says in his heart, 'My master is not coming for a long time,'
After they had spent time there, they were sent away from the brethren in peace to those who had sent them out.
And He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little way from the land. And He sat down and began teaching the people from the boat.
"Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child's life are dead."
"Is it not indeed from the LORD of hosts That peoples toil for fire, And nations grow weary for nothing?
'And because of all your abominations, I will do among you what I have not done, and the like of which I will never do again.
He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
Therefore you will joyously draw water From the springs of salvation.
As for My sacrificial gifts, They sacrifice the flesh and eat it, But the LORD has taken no delight in them Now He will remember their iniquity, And punish them for their sins; They will return to Egypt.
"Go to the exiles, to the sons of your people, and speak to them and tell them, whether they listen or not, 'Thus says the Lord GOD.'"
"Have you not done this to yourself By your forsaking the LORD your God When He led you in the way?
The LORD of hosts, who planted you, has pronounced evil against you because of the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done to provoke Me by offering up sacrifices to Baal.
People will come there with bows and arrows because all the land will be briars and thorns.
Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men.
For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.
He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.
"Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD and said, 'I will entice him.' And the LORD said to him, 'How?'
moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor--it is the gift of God.
For the LORD will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught.
Remove Your hand from me, And let not the dread of You terrify me.
"For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.
besides that which the traders and merchants brought; and all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.
obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same month, annually,
The son of Ulam was Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
These were the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
"I have also given you what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that there will not be any among the kings like you all your days.
The king of Egypt did not come out of his land again, for the king of Babylon had taken all that belonged to the king of Egypt from the brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates.
Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz which he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
The rest of the acts of Joram and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
Naaman said, "If not, please let your servant at least be given two mules' load of earth; for your servant will no longer offer burnt offering nor will he sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.
So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, You would not have found out my riddle."
Now Elisha said to the king of Israel, "What do I have to do with you? Go to the prophets of your father and to the prophets of your mother." And the king of Israel said to him, "No, for the LORD has called these three kings together to give them into the hand of Moab."
'But if his means are insufficient for two turtledoves or two young pigeons, then for his offering for that which he has sinned, he shall bring the tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall not put oil on it or place incense on it, for it is a sin offering.
Now the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,
Ahinadab the son of Iddo, in Mahanaim;
"But you have today rejected your God, who delivers you from all your calamities and your distresses; yet you have said, 'No, but set a king over us!' Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your clans."
"Remain this night, and when morning comes, if he will redeem you, good; let him redeem you But if he does not wish to redeem you, then I will redeem you, as the LORD lives. Lie down until morning."
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them (that is, all who had not experienced any of the wars of Canaan;
So when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan with the priests carrying the ark of the covenant before the people,
Then Joshua said, "Open the mouth of the cave and bring these five kings out to me from the cave."
'It is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall not eat any fat or any blood.'"
Immediately she came in a hurry to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter."
When He finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham.
"Ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done harm to this people, and You have not delivered Your people at all."
"If one man's ox hurts another's so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide its price equally; and also they shall divide the dead ox.
"What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it, Or an image, a teacher of falsehood? For its maker trusts in his own handiwork When he fashions speechless idols.
And He said to them, "What man is there among you who has a sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out?
and I will give him the morning star.
Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, And faithfulness the belt about His waist.
and Ophir and Havilah and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.
they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, all sorts of birds.
I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.
Then the captain went along with the officers and proceeded to bring them back without violence (for they were afraid of the people, that they might be stoned).
The elders of the daughter of Zion Sit on the ground, they are silent They have thrown dust on their heads; They have girded themselves with sackcloth The virgins of Jerusalem Have bowed their heads to the ground.
He said, "Behold, I am going to let you know what will occur at the final period of the indignation, for it pertains to the appointed time of the end.
In that day it will be said to Jerusalem: "Do not be afraid, O Zion; Do not let your hands fall limp.
"It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.
'The tree that you saw, which became large and grew strong, whose height reached to the sky and was visible to all the earth
The LORD determined to destroy The wall of the daughter of Zion. He has stretched out a line, He has not restrained His hand from destroying, And He has caused rampart and wall to lament; They have languished together.
Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?
"Then Daniel, whose name is Belteshazzar, was appalled for a while as his thoughts alarmed him The king responded and said, 'Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation alarm you ' Belteshazzar replied, 'My lord, if only the dream applied to those who hate you and its interpretation to your adversaries!
"Then I will make you to this people A fortified wall of bronze; And though they fight against you, They will not prevail over you; For I am with you to save you And deliver you," declares the LORD.
So it will be in that day, that his burden will be removed from your shoulders and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be broken because of fatness.
A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.
And you groan at your final end, When your flesh and your body are consumed;
The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below.
"Let the day perish on which I was to be born, And the night which said, 'A boy is conceived.'
And He will destroy the glory of his forest and of his fruitful garden, both soul and body, And it will be as when a sick man wastes away.
The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, But ruin to the workers of iniquity.
When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
For the sons of Ammon and Moab rose up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir destroying them completely; and when they had finished with the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine."
Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, "If you return to the LORD with all your heart, remove the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your hearts to the LORD and serve Him alone; and He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines."
But King David said to Ornan, "No, but I will surely buy it for the full price; for I will not take what is yours for the LORD, or offer a burnt offering which costs me nothing."
"Yet have regard to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which Your servant prays before You today;
But in the same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying,
But the Arameans fled before Israel, and David killed 700 charioteers of the Arameans and 40,000 horsemen and struck down Shobach the commander of their army, and he died there.
Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written, "THE PEOPLE SAT DOWN TO EAT AND DRINK, AND STOOD UP TO PLAY."
The sons of Reuel were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah.
Now the Philistines came up once again and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.
Now the rest of the acts of Menahem and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
"Now then, take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe.
even all that the LORD has commanded you through Moses, from the day when the LORD gave commandment and onward throughout your generations,
When she rose to glean, Boaz commanded his servants, saying, "Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not insult her.
"Therefore we said, 'Let us build an altar, not for burnt offering or for sacrifice;
so that you do not act corruptly and make a graven image for yourselves in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
"The LORD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my birth, and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, 'To your descendants I will give this land,' He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there.
he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness;
and Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai over the tribal army of the sons of Simeon,
'But if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD is from the flock, he shall offer it, male or female, without defect.
"There is no straw given to your servants, yet they keep saying to us, 'Make bricks!' And behold, your servants are being beaten; but it is the fault of your own people."
But he said, "Who made you a prince or a judge over us? Are you intending to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid and said, "Surely the matter has become known."
Martha said to Him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day."
All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
"And behold, at that moment three men appeared at the house in which we were staying, having been sent to me from Caesarea.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And he swore to her, "Whatever you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to half of my kingdom."
Woe to the bloody city, completely full of lies and pillage; Her prey never departs.
And just as Isaiah foretold, "UNLESS THE LORD OF SABAOTH HAD LEFT TO US A POSTERITY, WE WOULD HAVE BECOME LIKE SODOM, AND WOULD HAVE RESEMBLED GOMORRAH."
"For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
"But all this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures of the prophets." Then all the disciples left Him and fled.
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Damascus and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they threshed Gilead with implements of sharp iron.
He answered them, "I told you already and you did not listen; why do you want to hear it again? You do not want to become His disciples too, do you?"
(He was one who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection made in the city, and for murder.)
In that day the Lord will shave with a razor, hired from regions beyond the Euphrates (that is, with the king of Assyria), the head and the hair of the legs; and it will also remove the beard.
"But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet.
the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,
Then He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are committing in the dark, each man in the room of his carved images? For they say, 'The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.'"
'Only acknowledge your iniquity, That you have transgressed against the LORD your God And have scattered your favors to the strangers under every green tree, And you have not obeyed My voice,' declares the LORD.
"Behold, I am weighted down beneath you As a wagon is weighted down when filled with sheaves.
For the customs of the peoples are delusion; Because it is wood cut from the forest, The work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool.
Nations will see and be ashamed Of all their might They will put their hand on their mouth, Their ears will be deaf.
"The king of the South will be enraged and go forth and fight with the king of the North. Then the latter will raise a great multitude, but that multitude will be given into the hand of the former.
"Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD, and the God who answers by fire, He is God." And all the people said, "That is a good idea."
He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.
"Why is light given to him who suffers, And life to the bitter of soul,
'Because of your raging against Me, And because your arrogance has come up to My ears, Therefore I will put My hook in your nose, And My bridle in your lips, And I will turn you back by the way which you came.
The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city.
Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.
"My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver.
Thus the sons of Israel were subdued at that time, and the sons of Judah conquered because they trusted in the LORD, the God of their fathers.
"The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples,
But Samuel said to Saul, "I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel."
Then Abner sent messengers to David in his place, saying, "Whose is the land? Make your covenant with me, and behold, my hand shall be with you to bring all Israel over to you."
When Baasha heard of it, he ceased fortifying Ramah and remained in Tirzah.
"Awake, awake, Deborah; Awake, awake, sing a song! Arise, Barak, and take away your captives, O son of Abinoam.
And the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him in Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.
'So they possessed all the territory of the Amorites, from the Arnon as far as the Jabbok, and from the wilderness as far as the Jordan.
Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right thigh under his cloak.
"You shall therefore love the LORD your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments.
And Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Libnah to Lachish, and they camped by it and fought against it.
Joshua waged war a long time with all these kings.
"A man shall not take his father's wife so that he will not uncover his father's skirt.
"Now, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the sons of Israel instead of every firstborn, the first issue of the womb among the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall be Mine.
For it is written, "REJOICE, BARREN WOMAN WHO DOES NOT BEAR; BREAK FORTH AND SHOUT, YOU WHO ARE NOT IN LABOR; FOR MORE NUMEROUS ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE DESOLATE THAN OF THE ONE WHO HAS A HUSBAND."
Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded him to bring back his head. And he went and had him beheaded in the prison,
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD."
But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat.
Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"
but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
and again, "THE LORD KNOWS THE REASONINGS of the wise, THAT THEY ARE USELESS."
Now the LORD said to Moses in Midian, "Go back to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead."
Moses was willing to dwell with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.
So all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.
Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
Then she gave birth to a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land."
Those from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not permit their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.
nor are they all children because they are Abraham's descendants, but: "THROUGH ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE NAMED."
and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again."
that you be driven away from mankind and your dwelling place be with the beasts of the field, and you be given grass to eat like cattle and be drenched with the dew of heaven; and seven periods of time will pass over you, until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.
So Ephraim has become like a silly dove, without sense; They call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
"but I scattered them with a storm wind among all the nations whom they have not known Thus the land is desolated behind them so that no one went back and forth, for they made the pleasant land desolate."
"The statutes of Omri And all the works of the house of Ahab are observed; And in their devices you walk Therefore I will give you up for destruction And your inhabitants for derision, And you will bear the reproach of My people."
Ephraim is joined to idols; Let him alone.
And behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles; Its surface was covered with nettles, And its stone wall was broken down.
Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, Because he was determined to follow man's command.
'This is the dream which I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. Now you, Belteshazzar, tell me its interpretation, inasmuch as none of the wise men of my kingdom is able to make known to me the interpretation; but you are able, for a spirit of the holy gods is in you.'
and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him.
"Behold, I will gather them out of all the lands to which I have driven them in My anger, in My wrath and in great indignation; and I will bring them back to this place and make them dwell in safety.
"But now what are you doing on the road to Egypt, To drink the waters of the Nile? Or what are you doing on the road to Assyria, To drink the waters of the Euphrates?
"As for you, do not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do not hear you.
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.
Against every high tower, Against every fortified wall,
Dead flies make a perfumer's oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor.
I bought male and female slaves and I had homeborn slaves Also I possessed flocks and herds larger than all who preceded me in Jerusalem.
He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.
At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.
and of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad and Elasah.
"We will cut whatever timber you need from Lebanon and bring it to you on rafts by sea to Joppa, so that you may carry it up to Jerusalem."
Then David did so, just as the LORD had commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.
the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.
Elishama, Eliada and Eliphelet, nine.
and their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. And the three sons of Zeruiah were Abshai, Joab and Asahel.
He said, "You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so."
Now she who is a widow indeed and who has been left alone, has fixed her hope on God and continues in entreaties and prayers night and day.
Now it came about when Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all that Solomon desired to do,
While he was still speaking, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came Then Adonijah said, "Come in, for you are a valiant man and bring good news."
"Now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose maids you were? Behold, he winnows barley at the threshing floor tonight.
Joab fell on his face to the ground, prostrated himself and blessed the king; then Joab said, "Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, O my lord, the king, in that the king has performed the request of his servant."
"But if you still do wickedly, both you and your king will be swept away."
Moses said to Aaron, "Take a jar and put an omerful of manna in it, and place it before the LORD to be kept throughout your generations."
But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.
Now after Abimelech died, Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar, arose to save Israel; and he lived in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim.
When Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the city of Moab, which is on the Arnon border, at the extreme end of the border.
"I will send hornets ahead of you so that they will drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you.
"And he sent another, and that one they killed; and so with many others, beating some and killing others.
The LORD spoke further to Moses, saying,
"But if you want anything beyond this, it shall be settled in the lawful assembly.
and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain;
"But I say to you that something greater than the temple is here.
the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,
the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,
Elijah appeared to them along with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus.
"When I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.
"Behold, I am going to deal at that time With all your oppressors, I will save the lame And gather the outcast, And I will turn their shame into praise and renown In all the earth.
Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a great rumbling sound behind me, "Blessed be the glory of the LORD in His place."
My sorrow is beyond healing, My heart is faint within me!
When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back, and written on it were lamentations, mourning and woe.
Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.
Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.
And the rest of the trees of his forest will be so small in number That a child could write them down.
The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
'I also gave you your master's house and your master's wives into your care, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added to you many more things like these!
The LORD arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.
But my dove, my perfect one, is unique: She is her mother's only daughter; She is the pure child of the one who bore her The maidens saw her and called her blessed, The queens and the concubines also, and they praised her, saying,
Turn to me and be gracious to me, For I am lonely and afflicted.
Elijah took his mantle and folded it together and struck the waters, and they were divided here and there, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground.
"Who will confront him with his actions, And who will repay him for what he has done?
The land of utter gloom as darkness itself, Of deep shadow without order, And which shines as the darkness."
As for Abshai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the thirty, and he swung his spear against three hundred and killed them; and he had a name as well as the thirty.
"Only two things do not do to me, Then I will not hide from Your face:
So David sent messengers to Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, saying, "Give me my wife Michal, to whom I was betrothed for a hundred foreskins of the Philistines."
Now the men of Israel were hard-pressed on that day, for Saul had put the people under oath, saying, "Cursed be the man who eats food before evening, and until I have avenged myself on my enemies." So none of the people tasted food.
At the turn of the year, Ben-hadad mustered the Arameans and went up to Aphek to fight against Israel.
Now when it was told David, he gathered all Israel together and crossed the Jordan, and came to Helam. And the Arameans arrayed themselves to meet David and fought against him.
When all the men of Israel who had hidden themselves in the hill country of Ephraim heard that the Philistines had fled, even they also pursued them closely in the battle.
That day the battle was very severe, and Abner and the men of Israel were beaten before the servants of David.
So it came about on the day of battle that neither sword nor spear was found in the hands of any of the people who were with Saul and Jonathan, but they were found with Saul and his son Jonathan.
When they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah.
And the LORD appeared again at Shiloh, because the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel at Shiloh by the word of the LORD.
But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had let down the ship's boat into the sea, on the pretense of intending to lay out anchors from the bow,
"Only the Levites shall perform the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations, and among the sons of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
Then Eli called Samuel and said, "Samuel, my son." And he said, "Here I am."
"Be careful to listen to all these words which I command you, so that it may be well with you and your sons after you forever, for you will be doing what is good and right in the sight of the LORD your God.
Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters.
Now Isaac loved Esau, because he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
"Then the LORD said to me, 'Do not harass Moab, nor provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land as a possession, because I have given Ar to the sons of Lot as a possession.
Then Moses and Aaron went and assembled all the elders of the sons of Israel;
and Serug lived two hundred years after he became the father of Nahor, and he had other sons and daughters.
and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.
But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,
The sons of Javan were Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim.
Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and became the father of Enoch.
because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him.
"But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
"He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true.
"How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep! So then, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."
"That is why I came without even raising any objection when I was sent for. So I ask for what reason you have sent for me."
Whom I myself shall behold, And whom my eyes will see and not another. My heart faints within me!
"But I will spare a few of them from the sword, the famine and the pestilence that they may tell all their abominations among the nations where they go, and may know that I am the LORD."
But Judah will be inhabited forever And Jerusalem for all generations.
I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, "The work is great and extensive, and we are separated on the wall far from one another.
Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the men of Anathoth, who seek your life, saying, "Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD, so that you will not die at our hand";
"But will God indeed dwell with mankind on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You; how much less this house which I have built.
and he said, "Be it far from me before my God that I should do this. Shall I drink the blood of these men who went at the risk of their lives? For at the risk of their lives they brought it." Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.
He set the sea on the right side of the house toward the southeast.
He was the ruler over all the kings from the Euphrates River even to the land of the Philistines, and as far as the border of Egypt.
David did just as God had commanded him, and they struck down the army of the Philistines from Gibeon even as far as Gezer.
Micaiah said, "Behold, you shall see on that day when you enter an inner room to hide yourself."
There were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD dispossessed before the sons of Israel.
Now fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan.
The sons of Levi were Gershom, Kohath and Merari.
'Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons,' says the LORD, 'and I will repay you in this property,' says the LORD. Now then, take and cast him into the property, according to the word of the LORD."
Now it happened afterwards that the king of the Ammonites died, and Hanun his son became king in his place.
"For the sake of Your word, and according to Your own heart, You have done all this greatness to let Your servant know.
'It shall be that the one who is taken with the things under the ban shall be burned with fire, he and all that belongs to him, because he has transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he has committed a disgraceful thing in Israel.'"
And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine."
Then he went with Joram the son of Ahab to war against Hazael king of Aram at Ramoth-gilead, and the Arameans wounded Joram.
Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger burned against David and he said, "Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your insolence and the wickedness of your heart; for you have come down in order to see the battle."
the man shall then bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring as an offering for her one-tenth of an ephah of barley meal; he shall not pour oil on it nor put frankincense on it, for it is a grain offering of jealousy, a grain offering of memorial, a reminder of iniquity.
'Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the great lizard in its kinds,
"It shall be prepared with oil on a griddle. When it is well stirred, you shall bring it. You shall present the grain offering in baked pieces as a soothing aroma to the LORD.
"When the LORD your God cuts off before you the nations which you are going in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land,
They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings.
and Eliasaph the son of Deuel was over the tribal army of the sons of Gad.
but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by the father.
So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years, and he died.
"Whether it gores a son or a daughter, it shall be done to him according to the same rule.
"Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he is going out to the water, and station yourself to meet him on the bank of the Nile; and you shall take in your hand the staff that was turned into a serpent.
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.
If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.
Then Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth on the Euphrates River became king in his place.
The crowd then answered Him, "We have heard out of the Law that the Christ is to remain forever; and how can You say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up'? Who is this Son of Man?"
Though Nineveh was like a pool of water throughout her days, Now they are fleeing; "Stop, stop," But no one turns back.
"So I will send fire upon Moab And it will consume the citadels of Kerioth; And Moab will die amid tumult, With war cries and the sound of a trumpet.
"For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, So that they will be mentioned by their names no more.
Then behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.
When he had come near the den to Daniel, he cried out with a troubled voice. The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you constantly serve, been able to deliver you from the lions?"
Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?
It will come about that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy--everyone who is recorded for life in Jerusalem.
Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.
Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?
but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
"Now you, son of man, listen to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and eat what I am giving you."
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.
She sits at the doorway of her house, On a seat by the high places of the city,
The LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.
so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.
"Who will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die.
Then Esther spoke to Hathach and ordered him to reply to Mordecai:
Absalom came to the king and said, "Behold now, your servant has sheepshearers; please let the king and his servants go with your servant."
"Suppose the fifty righteous are lacking five, will You destroy the whole city because of five?" And He said, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there."
Then the king took his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews.
The anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He gave them into the hands of plunderers who plundered them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies around them, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.
Then on the fourth day they assembled in the valley of Beracah, for there they blessed the LORD. Therefore they have named that place "The Valley of Beracah" until today.
But every nation still made gods of its own and put them in the houses of the high places which the people of Samaria had made, every nation in their cities in which they lived.
"Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons.
Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn, but because he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; so that he is not enrolled in the genealogy according to the birthright.
Now Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished eating. When Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, "Why is the city making such an uproar?"
who goes before you on your way, to seek out a place for you to encamp, in fire by night and cloud by day, to show you the way in which you should go.
But the LORD said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian as one man."
Now the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab and Abishai and Asahel; and Asahel was as swift-footed as one of the gazelles which is in the field.
But she answered and said to Him, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table feed on the children's crumbs."
Now it came about in those days that the Philistines gathered their armed camps for war, to fight against Israel. And Achish said to David, "Know assuredly that you will go out with me in the camp, you and your men."
"If the ox gores a male or female slave, the owner shall give his or her master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
There were no Anakim left in the land of the sons of Israel; only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod some remained.
For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within.
"If a ransom is demanded of him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is demanded of him.
The sons of Kohath: Amram and Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel; and the length of Kohath's life was one hundred and thirty-three years.
Then Mahalalel lived eight hundred and thirty years after he became the father of Jared, and he had other sons and daughters.
Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Jared.
You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men;
"If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
Her gates have sunk into the ground, He has destroyed and broken her bars Her king and her princes are among the nations; The law is no more Also, her prophets find No vision from the LORD.
"If Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but he is finished!
"The LORD will possess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.
'But now, do consider from this day onward: before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD,
"He delivers and rescues and performs signs and wonders In heaven and on earth, Who has also delivered Daniel from the power of the lions."
Ephraim, as I have seen, Is planted in a pleasant meadow like Tyre; But Ephraim will bring out his children for slaughter.
Then I, Daniel, looked and behold, two others were standing, one on this bank of the river and the other on that bank of the river.
Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.
So the three broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David; nevertheless David would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD;
Then Elisha said, "Listen to the word of the LORD; thus says the LORD, 'Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.'"
"His sons will mobilize and assemble a multitude of great forces; and one of them will keep on coming and overflow and pass through, that he may again wage war up to his very fortress.
"But his body pains him, And he mourns only for himself."
then it shall be, if it is done unintentionally, without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one bull for a burnt offering, as a soothing aroma to the LORD, with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one male goat for a sin offering.
So a horseman went to meet him and said, "Thus says the king, 'Is it peace?'" And Jehu said, "What have you to do with peace? Turn behind me." And the watchman reported, "The messenger came to them, but he did not return."
Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,
When Gideon came, behold, a man was relating a dream to his friend. And he said, "Behold, I had a dream; a loaf of barley bread was tumbling into the camp of Midian, and it came to the tent and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down so that the tent lay flat."
It happened in the morning about the time of offering the sacrifice, that behold, water came by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.
"He shall bathe his body with water in a holy place and put on his clothes, and come forth and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people and make atonement for himself and for the people.
"See, I am going to wait at the fords of the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me."
Now the Philistines came and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.
Now a man of Benjamin ran from the battle line and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes torn and dust on his head.
The LORD visited Hannah; and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters And the boy Samuel grew before the LORD.
At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make for yourself flint knives and circumcise again the sons of Israel the second time."
'Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God.
But she said, "Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."
'For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people.
after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.
"As for you, take for yourself some of all food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you and for them."
to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace.
That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants.
and Aaron spoke all the words which the LORD had spoken to Moses He then performed the signs in the sight of the people.
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?"
"AND IT SHALL BE THAT IN THE PLACE WHERE IT WAS SAID TO THEM, 'YOU ARE NOT MY PEOPLE,' THERE THEY SHALL BE CALLED SONS OF THE LIVING GOD."
These are the heads of their fathers' households. The sons of Reuben, Israel's firstborn: Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben.
When they reached Salamis, they began to proclaim the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews; and they also had John as their helper.
"We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where He is from."
Departing, they began going throughout the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.
Ask rain from the LORD at the time of the spring rain-- The LORD who makes the storm clouds; And He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to each man.
As they were coming down from the mountain, He gave them orders not to relate to anyone what they had seen, until the Son of Man rose from the dead.
They went away and found a colt tied at the door, outside in the street; and they untied it.
But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation My God will hear me.
"Though they dig into Sheol, From there will My hand take them; And though they ascend to heaven, From there will I bring them down.
we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances.
"For the violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, And the devastation of its beasts by which you terrified them, Because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land, To the town and all its inhabitants.
There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.
You pierced with his own spears The head of his throngs They stormed in to scatter us; Their exultation was like those Who devour the oppressed in secret.
He remembers his nobles; They stumble in their march, They hurry to her wall, And the mantelet is set up.
"Now I have heard about you that a spirit of the gods is in you, and that illumination, insight and extraordinary wisdom have been found in you.
'In that the king saw an angelic watcher, a holy one, descending from heaven and saying, "Chop down the tree and destroy it; yet leave the stump with its roots in the ground, but with a band of iron and bronze around it in the new grass of the field, and let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, and let him share with the beasts of the field until seven periods of time pass over him,"
"Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things; they have made no distinction between the holy and the profane, and they have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they hide their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
"In those days the house of Judah will walk with the house of Israel, and they will come together from the land of the north to the land that I gave your fathers as an inheritance.
"The young lions have roared at him, They have roared loudly And they have made his land a waste; His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.
For the upright will live in the land And the blameless will remain in it;
"So they will hang on him all the glory of his father's house, offspring and issue, all the least of vessels, from bowls to all the jars.
Then the king's scribes were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and it was written just as Haman commanded to the king's satraps, to the governors who were over each province and to the princes of each people, each province according to its script, each people according to its language, being written in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed with the king's signet ring.
When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about it, it was very displeasing to them that someone had come to seek the welfare of the sons of Israel.
until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey, that you may live and not die." But do not listen to Hezekiah when he misleads you, saying, "The LORD will deliver us."
"He will deliver one who is not innocent, And he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands."
"But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them,
'Then you shall strike every fortified city and every choice city, and fell every good tree and stop all springs of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.'"
For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and after Milcom the detestable idol of the Ammonites.
Now he made the room of the holy of holies: its length across the width of the house was twenty cubits, and its width was twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to 600 talents.
until the LORD removed Israel from His sight, as He spoke through all His servants the prophets So Israel was carried away into exile from their own land to Assyria until this day.
After these things when the anger of King Ahasuerus had subsided, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what had been decreed against her.
After her he took Maacah the daughter of Absalom, and she bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza and Shelomith.
The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.
When the child was grown, the day came that he went out to his father to the reapers.
When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come " I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.
And Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!" And he bent with all his might so that the house fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he killed in his life.
Now Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David, except he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.
Ahimaaz, in Naphtali (he also married Basemath the daughter of Solomon);
"And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has received him back safe and sound.'
Nevertheless, the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, "No, but there shall be a king over us,
For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
Asahel pursued Abner and did not turn to the right or to the left from following Abner.
So he got up and went; and there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he had come to Jerusalem to worship,
When the words which David spoke were heard, they told them to Saul, and he sent for him.
Then the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
"But as for you, only keep yourselves from the things under the ban, so that you do not covet them and take some of the things under the ban, and make the camp of Israel accursed and bring trouble on it.
and Remeth and En-gannim and En-haddah and Beth-pazzez.
and Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and he had other sons and daughters.
And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
'If he is going to offer a lamb for his offering, then he shall offer it before the LORD,
"I make a decree that in all the dominion of my kingdom men are to fear and tremble before the God of Daniel; For He is the living God and enduring forever, And His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed, And His dominion will be forever.
"After this I kept looking, and behold, another one, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird; the beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.
"And just as He called and they would not listen, so they called and I would not listen," says the LORD of hosts;
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
"Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done? They were not even ashamed at all; They did not even know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time that I punish them, They shall be cast down," says the LORD.
And I will avenge their blood which I have not avenged, For the LORD dwells in Zion.
"Yet leave the stump with its roots in the ground, But with a band of iron and bronze around it In the new grass of the field; And let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, And let him share with the beasts in the grass of the earth.
Are there any among the idols of the nations who give rain? Or can the heavens grant showers? Is it not You, O LORD our God? Therefore we hope in You, For You are the one who has done all these things.
"Those who eat his choice food will destroy him, and his army will overflow, but many will fall down slain.
A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God.
A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
Then Arioch hurriedly brought Daniel into the king's presence and spoke to him as follows: "I have found a man among the exiles from Judah who can make the interpretation known to the king!"
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
"Please, give back to them this very day their fields, their vineyards, their olive groves and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money and of the grain, the new wine and the oil that you are exacting from them."
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD of hosts, "O My people who dwell in Zion, do not fear the Assyrian who strikes you with the rod and lifts up his staff against you, the way Egypt did.
A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.
"Distress and anguish terrify him, They overpower him like a king ready for the attack,
"I waste away; I will not live forever Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
So that my soul would choose suffocation, Death rather than my pains.
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, mighty in deeds, struck down the two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a lion inside a pit on a snowy day.
Then Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in Judean, saying, "Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria.
There were six steps to the throne and a round top to the throne at its rear, and arms on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms.
Then the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with cut stones.
Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years.
With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?"
All these were the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines; and Tamar was their sister.
"But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table; for they assisted me when I fled from Absalom your brother.
"For this reason You are great, O Lord GOD; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,
So he said, "What then is to be done for her?" And Gehazi answered, "Truly she has no son and her husband is old."
"So I thought to inform you, saying, 'Buy it before those who are sitting here, and before the elders of my people If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if not, tell me that I may know; for there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am after you.'" And he said, "I will redeem it."
And Israel and Absalom camped in the land of Gilead.
"How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood from your hand and destroy you from the earth?"
when one told me, saying, 'Behold, Saul is dead,' and thought he was bringing good news, I seized him and killed him in Ziklag, which was the reward I gave him for his news.
the waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.
He said, "Good! I will make a covenant with you, but I demand one thing of you, namely, you shall not see my face unless you first bring Michal, Saul's daughter, when you come to see me."
'While Israel lived in Heshbon and its villages, and in Aroer and its villages, and in all the cities that are on the banks of the Arnon, three hundred years, why did you not recover them within that time?
but do not stay there yourselves; pursue your enemies and attack them in the rear. Do not allow them to enter their cities, for the LORD your God has delivered them into your hand."
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
(Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir):
All flesh that moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind;
"And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them."
For she thought, "If I just touch His garments, I will get well."
Next the standard of the camp of Reuben, according to their armies, set out with Elizur the son of Shedeur, over its army,
So they made a covenant at Beersheba; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Philistines.
When Moses heard that, it seemed good in his sight.
Great is my confidence in you; great is my boasting on your behalf I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.
Now Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
The sons of Aram were Uz and Hul and Gether and Mash.
but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.
And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies; so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way.
"I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor."
"And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."
"Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.
But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also;
But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.
Then this Daniel began distinguishing himself among the commissioners and satraps because he possessed an extraordinary spirit, and the king planned to appoint him over the entire kingdom.
Each of them will sit under his vine And under his fig tree, With no one to make them afraid, For the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.
"For the LORD of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?"
"But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you to Galilee."
"But I personally have heard about you, that you are able to give interpretations and solve difficult problems. Now if you are able to read the inscription and make its interpretation known to me, you will be clothed with purple and wear a necklace of gold around your neck, and you will have authority as the third ruler in the kingdom."
"From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.
Then Haggai said, "If one who is unclean from a corpse touches any of these, will the latter become unclean?" And the priests answered, "It will become unclean."
My soul has been rejected from peace; I have forgotten happiness.
And every blow of the rod of punishment, Which the LORD will lay on him, Will be with the music of tambourines and lyres; And in battles, brandishing weapons, He will fight them.
So they will be life to your soul And adornment to your neck.
Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, said to Ezra, "We have been unfaithful to our God and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel in spite of this.
Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.
"What is man that You magnify him, And that You are concerned about him,
"Then call, and I will answer; Or let me speak, then reply to me.
So it came about when the command and decree of the king were heard and many young ladies were gathered to the citadel of Susa into the custody of Hegai, that Esther was taken to the king's palace into the custody of Hegai, who was in charge of the women.
Then Huram continued, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, who will build a house for the LORD and a royal palace for himself.
But when it came to the king's attention, he commanded by letter that his wicked scheme which he had devised against the Jews, should return on his own head and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
the sons of Pahath-moab of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,818;
Then Rehoboam took as a wife Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David and of Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse,
When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it, and she painted her eyes and adorned her head and looked out the window.
'He shall present his offering to the LORD: one male lamb a year old without defect for a burnt offering and one ewe-lamb a year old without defect for a sin offering and one ram without defect for a peace offering,
and Bakbakkar, Heresh and Galal and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph,
Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable idol of the sons of Ammon.
Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son and Shaul his son.
Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, the elders, and to the guardians of the children of Ahab, saying,
Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son.
They took therefore two chariots with horses, and the king sent after the army of the Arameans, saying, "Go and see."
He bought the hill Samaria from Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and named the city which he built Samaria, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill.
Now it came about, as they were sitting down at the table, that the word of the LORD came to the prophet who had brought him back;
"With the kind You show Yourself kind, With the blameless You show Yourself blameless;
and the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was,
So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night.
I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able,
Therefore Zadok and Abiathar returned the ark of God to Jerusalem and remained there.
The LORD gave it also with its king into the hands of Israel, and he struck it and every person who was in it with the edge of the sword. He left no survivor in it. Thus he did to its king just as he had done to the king of Jericho.
"When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce.
"It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all this commandment before the LORD our God, just as He commanded us.
When she came to her mother-in-law, she said, "How did it go, my daughter?" And she told her all that the man had done for her.
But the king of the sons of Ammon disregarded the message which Jephthah sent him.
"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'These are the creatures which you may eat from all the animals that are on the earth.
When Noah awoke from his wine, he knew what his youngest son had done to him.
it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus;
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
"Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings.
And he was with them, moving about freely in Jerusalem, speaking out boldly in the name of the Lord.
So I thought it necessary to urge the brethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised bountiful gift, so that the same would be ready as a bountiful gift and not affected by covetousness.
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'In those days ten men from all the nations will grasp the garment of a Jew, saying, "Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you."'"
Now the LORD said to Moses, "One more plague I will bring on Pharaoh and on Egypt; after that he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will surely drive you out from here completely.
"And when it comes, it finds it swept and put in order.
His body also was like beryl, his face had the appearance of lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a tumult.
And He will stretch out His hand against the north And destroy Assyria, And He will make Nineveh a desolation, Parched like the wilderness.
"And four great beasts were coming up from the sea, different from one another.
Then the angel who was speaking with me returned and roused me, as a man who is awakened from his sleep.
"Flight will perish from the swift, And the stalwart will not strengthen his power, Nor the mighty man save his life.
Yes, he wrestled with the angel and prevailed; He wept and sought His favor He found Him at Bethel And there He spoke with us,
Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent word to assemble the satraps, the prefects and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates and all the rulers of the provinces to come to the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
"This is the plan devised against the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out against all the nations.
She is boisterous and rebellious, Her feet do not remain at home;
And one said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long will it be until the end of these wonders?"
Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.
Then the king was very pleased and gave orders for Daniel to be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den and no injury whatever was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.
Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time?
'Why have you despised the word of the LORD by doing evil in His sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the sons of Ammon.
For her house sinks down to death And her tracks lead to the dead;
Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?
The God who girds me with strength And makes my way blameless?
Now when the turn of each young lady came to go in to King Ahasuerus, after the end of her twelve months under the regulations for the women--for the days of their beautification were completed as follows: six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and the cosmetics for women--
"For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and His hands also heal.
Then Job responded,
Jehoash did right in the sight of the LORD all his days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.
Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom more than all his other wives and concubines. For he had taken eighteen wives and sixty concubines and fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.
But the priests were too few, so that they were unable to skin all the burnt offerings; therefore their brothers the Levites helped them until the work was completed and until the other priests had consecrated themselves For the Levites were more conscientious to consecrate themselves than the priests.
Of the three in the second rank he was the most honored and became their commander; however, he did not attain to the first three.
Berechiah and Elkanah were gatekeepers for the ark.
and spare my father and my mother and my brothers and my sisters, with all who belong to them, and deliver our lives from death."
"You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess serve their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree.
Now these are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king of the sons of Israel reigned. Bela was the son of Beor, and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
They went after them to the Jordan, and behold, all the way was full of clothes and equipment which the Arameans had thrown away in their haste. Then the messengers returned and told the king.
One of his servants said, "Please, let some men take five of the horses which remain, which are left in the city. Behold, they will be in any case like all the multitude of Israel who are left in it; behold, they will be in any case like all the multitude of Israel who have already perished, so let us send and see."
"These words the LORD spoke to all your assembly at the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud and of the thick gloom, with a great voice, and He added no more. He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.
God also raised up another adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah.
Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.
"Then he shall offer up in smoke the fat of the sin offering on the altar.
and Beth-peor and the slopes of Pisgah and Beth-jeshimoth,
'Now when anyone presents a grain offering as an offering to the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour, and he shall pour oil on it and put frankincense on it.
And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, "What would this idle babbler wish to say?" Others, "He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,"--because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.
and this, not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Let them present their offering, one leader each day, for the dedication of the altar."
"The anointed priest who will be in his place among his sons shall offer it. By a permanent ordinance it shall be entirely offered up in smoke to the LORD.
"I will send My terror ahead of you, and throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.
'Whoever shall mix any like it or whoever puts any of it on a layman shall be cut off from his people.'"
I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.
Then Moses said, "This is what the LORD has commanded, 'Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread that I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.'"
"He saved others; He cannot save Himself He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him.
Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed it behind him.
And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate; and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
"For if by now I had put forth My hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, you would then have been cut off from the earth.
So all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years, and he died.
But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he was not willing to let them go.
And she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist."
"I also heard a voice saying to me, 'Get up, Peter; kill and eat.'
For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.
As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately,
Then these men were tied up in their trousers, their coats, their caps and their other clothes, and were cast into the midst of the furnace of blazing fire.
"At that time I will bring you in, Even at the time when I gather you together; Indeed, I will give you renown and praise Among all the peoples of the earth, When I restore your fortunes before your eyes," Says the LORD.
"Although you wash yourself with lye And use much soap, The stain of your iniquity is before Me," declares the Lord GOD.
"In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD before them.
"Just now the wise men and the conjurers were brought in before me that they might read this inscription and make its interpretation known to me, but they could not declare the interpretation of the message.
'Therefore, fathers will eat their sons among you, and sons will eat their fathers; for I will execute judgments on you and scatter all your remnant to every wind.
At the end of seven days the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.
"Behold, I am bringing a nation against you from afar, O house of Israel," declares the LORD "It is an enduring nation, It is an ancient nation, A nation whose language you do not know, Nor can you understand what they say.
Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways.
Do not despise us, for Your own name's sake; Do not disgrace the throne of Your glory; Remember and do not annul Your covenant with us.
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, My anger and My wrath will be poured out on this place, on man and on beast and on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground; and it will burn and not be quenched."
"Now I am sending Huram-abi, a skilled man, endowed with understanding,
Salvation belongs to the LORD; Your blessing be upon Your people! Selah.
"All the king's servants and the people of the king's provinces know that for any man or woman who comes to the king to the inner court who is not summoned, he has but one law, that he be put to death, unless the king holds out to him the golden scepter so that he may live. And I have not been summoned to come to the king for these thirty days."
"Now therefore, O LORD, the God of Israel, keep with Your servant David, my father, that which You have promised him, saying, 'You shall not lack a man to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your sons take heed to their way, to walk in My law as you have walked before Me.'
and with them their relatives of the second rank, Zechariah, Ben, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom and Jeiel, the gatekeepers.
So with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD, and he made a trench around the altar, large enough to hold two measures of seed.
and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech the gods of Sepharvaim.
Chelub the brother of Shuhah became the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.
The sons of Jehoiakim were Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.
'But I know your sitting down, And your going out and your coming in, And your raging against Me.
So one of the priests whom they had carried away into exile from Samaria came and lived at Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.
Now Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abijah was his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son,
"For You have established for Yourself Your people Israel as Your own people forever, and You, O LORD, have become their God.
"These wineskins which we filled were new, and behold, they are torn; and these our clothes and our sandals are worn out because of the very long journey."
When Baal-hanan died, Hadad became king in his place; and the name of his city was Pai, and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
It came about at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road. Now Ahijah had clothed himself with a new cloak; and both of them were alone in the field.
So Solomon overlaid the inside of the house with pure gold. And he drew chains of gold across the front of the inner sanctuary, and he overlaid it with gold.
Now the servants of the king of Aram said to him, "Their gods are gods of the mountains, therefore they were stronger than we; but rather let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we will be stronger than they.
Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech,
Therefore they inquired further of the LORD, "Has the man come here yet?" So the LORD said, "Behold, he is hiding himself by the baggage."
He blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;
When the people saw him, they praised their god, for they said, "Our god has given our enemy into our hands, Even the destroyer of our country, Who has slain many of us."
"How much more, if only the people had eaten freely today of the spoil of their enemies which they found! For now the slaughter among the Philistines has not been great."
Now Joshua captured Makkedah on that day, and struck it and its king with the edge of the sword; he utterly destroyed it and every person who was in it He left no survivor Thus he did to the king of Makkedah just as he had done to the king of Jericho.
then it shall come about that the place in which the LORD your God will choose for His name to dwell, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution of your hand, and all your choice votive offerings which you will vow to the LORD.
but indeed, as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of the LORD.
"Then they shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand for the light, along with its lamps and its snuffers, and its trays and all its oil vessels, by which they serve it;
For the teraphim speak iniquity, And the diviners see lying visions And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain Therefore the people wander like sheep, They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.
"He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen.
Also the cow and the bear will graze, Their young will lie down together, And the lion will eat straw like the ox.
So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
"Behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "When the plowman will overtake the reaper And the treader of grapes him who sows seed; When the mountains will drip sweet wine And all the hills will be dissolved.
Now the LORD said to Aaron, "Go to meet Moses in the wilderness " So he went and met him at the mountain of God and kissed him.
Then He said, "Throw it on the ground." So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it.
The Horites formerly lived in Seir, but the sons of Esau dispossessed them and destroyed them from before them and settled in their place, just as Israel did to the land of their possession which the LORD gave to them.)
And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea while at the same time they were loosening the ropes of the rudders; and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they were heading for the beach.
For you are our glory and joy.
But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also.
but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints.
"Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you."
So rejoice, O sons of Zion, And be glad in the LORD your God; For He has given you the early rain for your vindication And He has poured down for you the rain, The early and latter rain as before.
"And behold, another beast, a second one, resembling a bear. And it was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth; and thus they said to it, 'Arise, devour much meat!'
Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and there two women were coming out with the wind in their wings; and they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens.
Some of the bystanders were saying to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?"
"Many nations will join themselves to the LORD in that day and will become My people Then I will dwell in your midst, and you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you.
He made the arrows of His quiver To enter into my inward parts.
I have also spoken to the prophets, And I gave numerous visions, And through the prophets I gave parables.
that you built yourself a shrine and made yourself a high place in every square.
But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; And I did not know that they had devised plots against me, saying, "Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, And let us cut him off from the land of the living, That his name be remembered no more."
The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.
The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all who do iniquity.
What has been is remote and exceedingly mysterious Who can discover it?
Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."
"They are high as the heavens, what can you do? Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?
"If you say, 'How shall we persecute him?' And 'What pretext for a case against him can we find?'
Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah and Eliezer, the priests, blew the trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-edom and Jehiah also were gatekeepers for the ark.
The sons of Ephraim were Shuthelah and Bered his son, Tahath his son, Eleadah his son, Tahath his son,
He built twenty cubits on the rear part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the ceiling; he built them for it on the inside as an inner sanctuary, even as the most holy place.
Now Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt; they brought tribute and served Solomon all the days of his life.
Machir took a wife for Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maacah. And the name of the second was Zelophehad, and Zelophehad had daughters.
Now the sons of Issachar were four: Tola, Puah, Jashub and Shimron.
The sons of Jeconiah, the prisoner, were Shealtiel his son,
besides Solomon's 3,300 chief deputies who were over the project and who ruled over the people who were doing the work.
The watchman said, "I think the running of the first one is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok " And the king said, "This is a good man and comes with good news."
So Joram slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David; and Ahaziah his son became king in his place.
As soon as Pharaoh's daughter came up from the city of David to her house which Solomon had built for her, then he built the Millo.
"It shall come about when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters which are flowing down from above will stand in one heap."
"Moreover, the king's servants came to bless our lord King David, saying, 'May your God make the name of Solomon better than your name and his throne greater than your throne!' And the king bowed himself on the bed.
These are the golden tumors which the Philistines returned for a guilt offering to the LORD: one for Ashdod, one for Gaza, one for Ashkelon, one for Gath, one for Ekron;
Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
"But if He should say thus, 'I have no delight in you,' behold, here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him."
Then Abner and twenty men with him came to David at Hebron. And David made a feast for Abner and the men who were with him.
From the day that the ark remained at Kiriath-jearim, the time was long, for it was twenty years; and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.
Then the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson; and the child grew up and the LORD blessed him.
"They took him, and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
"But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.'
Therefore Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem sent word to Hoham king of Hebron and to Piram king of Jarmuth and to Japhia king of Lachish and to Debir king of Eglon, saying,
you shall not be afraid of them; you shall well remember what the LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt:
"You shall not eat it; you shall pour it out on the ground like water.
"If you should say in your heart, 'These nations are greater than I; how can I dispossess them?'
'But if he has not found sufficient means to get it back for himself, then what he has sold shall remain in the hands of its purchaser until the year of jubilee; but at the jubilee it shall revert, that he may return to his property.
"Just as a gazelle or a deer is eaten, so you will eat it; the unclean and the clean alike may eat of it.
and two turtledoves or two young pigeons which are within his means, the one shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.
"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you enter the land where I bring you,
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the LORD, "Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? Indeed they have; "THEIR VOICE HAS GONE OUT INTO ALL THE EARTH, AND THEIR WORDS TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD."
And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him.
"If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name," says the LORD of hosts, "then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart.
Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king's command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God.
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.
he shall abstain from wine and strong drink; he shall drink no vinegar, whether made from wine or strong drink, nor shall he drink any grape juice nor eat fresh or dried grapes.
Therefore the Lord will afflict the scalp of the daughters of Zion with scabs, And the LORD will make their foreheads bare."
Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, "Turn aside, friend, sit down here." And he turned aside and sat down.
Loyalty and truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by righteousness.
Next to them Melatiah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon and of Mizpah, also made repairs for the official seat of the governor of the province beyond the River.
Huram also made the pails, the shovels and the bowls. So Huram finished doing the work which he performed for King Solomon in the house of God:
"Now, summon all the prophets of Baal, all his worshipers and all his priests; let no one be missing, for I have a great sacrifice for Baal; whoever is missing shall not live." But Jehu did it in cunning, so that he might destroy the worshipers of Baal.
Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites from all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem so that they might celebrate the dedication with gladness, with hymns of thanksgiving and with songs to the accompaniment of cymbals, harps and lyres.
Then Huram, king of Tyre, answered in a letter sent to Solomon: "Because the LORD loves His people, He has made you king over them."
It so happened when they were in high spirits, that they said, "Call for Samson, that he may amuse us." So they called for Samson from the prison, and he entertained them. And they made him stand between the pillars.
"From Ephraim those whose root is in Amalek came down, Following you, Benjamin, with your peoples; From Machir commanders came down, And from Zebulun those who wield the staff of office.
Maacah the wife of Machir bore a son, and she named him Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.
that we also may be like all the nations, that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles."
Then the men of Ephraim were summoned, and they crossed to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, "Why did you cross over to fight against the sons of Ammon without calling us to go with you? We will burn your house down on you."
'I therefore have not sinned against you, but you are doing me wrong by making war against me; may the LORD, the Judge, judge today between the sons of Israel and the sons of Ammon.'"
"Your ox shall be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat of it; your donkey shall be torn away from you, and will not be restored to you; your sheep shall be given to your enemies, and you will have none to save you.
Now Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, each man at the doorway of his tent; and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly, and Moses was displeased.
"But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.
and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse--
"I have coveted no one's silver or gold or clothes.
"For I will die in this land, I shall not cross the Jordan, but you shall cross and take possession of this good land.
Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Amram married his father's sister Jochebed, and she bore him Aaron and Moses; and the length of Amram's life was one hundred and thirty-seven years.
explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ."
and he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering and slay it before the tent of meeting, and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar.
And he said, "Come in, blessed of the LORD! Why do you stand outside since I have prepared the house, and a place for the camels?"
that God has fulfilled this promise to our children in that He raised up Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm, 'YOU ARE MY SON; TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU.'
Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.
Peter said to Him, "Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You." All the disciples said the same thing too.
But he said, "You are lazy, very lazy; therefore you say, 'Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.'
'On that day,' declares the LORD of hosts, 'I will take you, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, My servant,' declares the LORD, 'and I will make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you,'" declares the LORD of hosts.
"Woe to him who says to a piece of wood, 'Awake!' To a mute stone, 'Arise!' And that is your teacher? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, And there is no breath at all inside it.
And He was saying to them, "A lamp is not brought to be put under a basket, is it, or under a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand?
"Even the bravest among the warriors will flee naked in that day," declares the LORD.
Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed; Thorn and thistle will grow on their altars; Then they will say to the mountains, "Cover us!" And to the hills, "Fall on us!"
"I will gather those who grieve about the appointed feasts-- They came from you, O Zion; The reproach of exile is a burden on them.
My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;
On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, while I was by the bank of the great river, that is, the Tigris,
therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood and give them poisoned water to drink.
"The prophets are as wind, And the word is not in them. Thus it will be done to them!"
Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself?
Prepare your work outside And make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.
"Is my strength the strength of stones, Or is my flesh bronze?
When midday was past, they raved until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice; but there was no voice, no one answered, and no one paid attention.
Then Eliashib the high priest arose with his brothers the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors They consecrated the wall to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel.
To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them.
on one day in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month (that is, the month Adar).
brought beds, basins, pottery, wheat, barley, flour, parched grain, beans, lentils, parched seeds,
Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house and gave him to his mother; and Elijah said, "See, your son is alive."
So they brought in the ark of the LORD and set it in its place inside the tent which David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
So the king did not listen to the people, for it was a turn of events from God that the LORD might establish His word, which He spoke through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
being stationed until now at the king's gate to the east). These were the gatekeepers for the camp of the sons of Levi.
Now the gatekeepers were Shallum and Akkub and Talmon and Ahiman and their relatives (Shallum the chief
These are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimei.
"Finally all the trees said to the bramble, 'You come, reign over us!'
Solomon's provision for one day was thirty kors of fine flour and sixty kors of meal,
But Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women." And Samuel hewed Agag to pieces before the LORD at Gilgal.
Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them!" Having said this, he fell asleep.
Now when Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, heard that Abner had died in Hebron, he lost courage, and all Israel was disturbed.
She said to them, "Go to the hill country, so that the pursuers will not happen upon you, and hide yourselves there for three days until the pursuers return. Then afterward you may go on your way."
and to Amminadab was born Nahshon, and to Nahshon, Salmon,
The sons of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years.
Then Moses said to Aaron, "It is what the LORD spoke, saying, 'By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy, And before all the people I will be honored.'" So Aaron, therefore, kept silent.
"When both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'If any man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him,
For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house.
the king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one;
"You shall not do at all what we are doing here today, every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes;
The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered.
These have the power to shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
"Then we turned and went up the road to Bashan, and Og, king of Bashan, with all his people came out to meet us in battle at Edrei.
For there was a tabernacle prepared, the outer one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the sacred bread; this is called the holy place.
And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.
"So, since these are undeniable facts, you ought to keep calm and to do nothing rash.
And He said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."
But what does the Scripture say? "CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN AND HER SON, FOR THE SON OF THE BONDWOMAN SHALL NOT BE AN HEIR WITH THE SON OF THE FREE WOMAN."
and that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith.
The sins of some men are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their sins follow after.
and saying, "If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself!"
And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and gleaming.
But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant but their power.
Jesus answered and said, "This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes.
for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.
Herod said, "I myself had John beheaded; but who is this man about whom I hear such things?" And he kept trying to see Him.
Yet she became an exile, She went into captivity; Also her small children were dashed to pieces At the head of every street; They cast lots for her honorable men, And all her great men were bound with fetters.
"If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
Suddenly the fingers of a man's hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing.
"The land will mourn, every family by itself; the family of the house of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves;
Then Haggai said, " 'So is this people. And so is this nation before Me,' declares the LORD, 'and so is every work of their hands; and what they offer there is unclean.
The one who scatters has come up against you. Man the fortress, watch the road; Strengthen your back, summon all your strength.
And they do not cry to Me from their heart When they wail on their beds; For the sake of grain and new wine they assemble themselves, They turn away from Me.
"Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people saying,
Then the king arose at dawn, at the break of day, and went in haste to the lions' den.
The king then gave orders, and they brought those men who had maliciously accused Daniel, and they cast them, their children and their wives into the lions' den; and they had not reached the bottom of the den before the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.
Since Israel is stubborn Like a stubborn heifer, Can the LORD now pasture them Like a lamb in a large field?
And each one had four faces. The first face was the face of a cherub, the second face was the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
He commanded certain valiant warriors who were in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego in order to cast them into the furnace of blazing fire.
"At the appointed time he will return and come into the South, but this last time it will not turn out the way it did before.
"All this happened to Nebuchadnezzar the king.
"Then I said, 'How I would set you among My sons And give you a pleasant land, The most beautiful inheritance of the nations!' And I said, 'You shall call Me, My Father, And not turn away from following Me.'
Give glory to the LORD your God, Before He brings darkness And before your feet stumble On the dusky mountains, And while you are hoping for light He makes it into deep darkness, And turns it into gloom.
"You will say this word to them, 'Let my eyes flow down with tears night and day, And let them not cease; For the virgin daughter of my people has been crushed with a mighty blow, With a sorely infected wound.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.
For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; And if you run, you will not stumble.
The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep.
But when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out toward the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen nearly upset it.
The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness.
And show you the secrets of wisdom! For sound wisdom has two sides Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.
Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son;
And David arose and went with all the people who were with him to Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the Name, the very name of the LORD of hosts who is enthroned above the cherubim.
Then he made the court of the priests and the great court and doors for the court, and overlaid their doors with bronze.
So the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God gave him rest on all sides.
Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.
He said to the one who was in charge of the wardrobe, "Bring out garments for all the worshipers of Baal." So he brought out garments for them.
Then he took his oldest son who was to reign in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering on the wall. And there came great wrath against Israel, and they departed from him and returned to their own land.
Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his relatives of his father's house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of the tent; and their fathers had been over the camp of the LORD, keepers of the entrance.
Thus they destroyed the cities; and each one threw a stone on every piece of good land and filled it So they stopped all the springs of water and felled all the good trees, until in Kir-hareseth only they left its stones; however, the slingers went about it and struck it.
"It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall act promptly, for then the LORD will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines."
Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
Boaz became the father of Obed, and Obed became the father of Jesse;
Then Saul's anger burned against Jonathan and he said to him, "You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you are choosing the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of your mother's nakedness?
Then Saul commanded his servants, "Speak to David secretly, saying, 'Behold, the king delights in you, and all his servants love you; now therefore, become the king's son-in-law.'"
When they came to the hill there, behold, a group of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him mightily, so that he prophesied among them.
"Then the Spirit of the LORD will come upon you mightily, and you shall prophesy with them and be changed into another man.
But David said, "What have I done now? Was it not just a question?"
So the sons of Israel removed the Baals and the Ashtaroth and served the LORD alone.
"When you go from me today, then you will find two men close to Rachel's tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say to you, 'The donkeys which you went to look for have been found. Now behold, your father has ceased to be concerned about the donkeys and is anxious for you, saying, "What shall I do about my son?"'
So she lay at his feet until morning and rose before one could recognize another; and he said, "Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor."
And he gathered to himself the sons of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and defeated Israel, and they possessed the city of the palm trees.
"When you become the father of children and children's children and have remained long in the land, and act corruptly, and make an idol in the form of anything, and do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD your God so as to provoke Him to anger,
"Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die--it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations--
'Since now the LORD, the God of Israel, drove out the Amorites from before His people Israel, are you then to possess it?
Then he said, "Please do not leave us, inasmuch as you know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you will be as eyes for us.
"When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy objects and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is to set out, after that the sons of Kohath shall come to carry them, so that they will not touch the holy objects and die. These are the things in the tent of meeting which the sons of Kohath are to carry.
Ziph and Telem and Bealoth,
'Also anything on which one of them may fall when they are dead becomes unclean, including any wooden article, or clothing, or a skin, or a sack--any article of which use is made--it shall be put in the water and be unclean until evening, then it becomes clean.
so that on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
then the LORD will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess nations greater and mightier than you.
and his army, even their numbered men, 74,600.
And the child continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
"Then we turned and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as the LORD spoke to me, and circled Mount Seir for many days.
'Whatever divides a hoof, thus making split hoofs, and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat.
you shall break it into bits and pour oil on it; it is a grain offering.
As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.
"Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word;
So Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD, just as he had been commanded.
And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.
These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
They also had a few small fish; and after He had blessed them, He ordered these to be served as well.
And He sent him to his home, saying, "Do not even enter the village."
"In that day there will be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo.
"His power will be mighty, but not by his own power, And he will destroy to an extraordinary degree And prosper and perform his will; He will destroy mighty men and the holy people.
Now while he was talking with me, I sank into a deep sleep with my face to the ground; but he touched me and made me stand upright.
Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God! For You have smitten all my enemies on the cheek; You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.
"Then the king of the South will grow strong, along with one of his princes who will gain ascendancy over him and obtain dominion; his domain will be a great dominion indeed.
Then Daniel answered and said before the king, "Keep your gifts for yourself or give your rewards to someone else; however, I will read the inscription to the king and make the interpretation known to him.
"Keep your feet from being unshod And your throat from thirst; But you said, 'It is hopeless! No! For I have loved strangers, And after them I will walk.'
He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.
"Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God.
Cease listening, my son, to discipline, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.
"I am a joke to my friends, The one who called on God and He answered him; The just and blameless man is a joke.
"You will laugh at violence and famine, And you will not be afraid of wild beasts.
When I entered the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was confined at home, he said, "Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us close the doors of the temple, for they are coming to kill you, and they are coming to kill you at night."
"So now let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
And I said to the king, "If it please the king, let letters be given me for the governors of the provinces beyond the River, that they may allow me to pass through until I come to Judah,
"Call now, is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the holy ones will you turn?
Esther did not make known her people or her kindred, for Mordecai had instructed her that she should not make them known.
Our enemies said, "They will not know or see until we come among them, kill them and put a stop to the work."
They brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.
The number of the burnt offerings which the assembly brought was 70 bulls, 100 rams, and 200 lambs; all these were for a burnt offering to the LORD.
Then the LORD sent Nathan to David And he came to him and said, "There were two men in one city, the one rich and the other poor.