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So Joshua and all the people of war with him came upon them suddenly by the waters of Merom, and attacked them.
but your own eyes have seen all the great work of the LORD which He did.
and ruled over Mount Hermon and Salecah and all Bashan, as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half of Gilead, as far as the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.
The sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over in battle array before the sons of Israel, just as Moses had spoken to them;
"The LORD spoke to you face to face at the mountain from the midst of the fire,
And He said, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND.
while I was standing between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain. He said,
'Now then why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any longer, then we will die.
Therefore, Levi does not have a portion or inheritance with his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, just as the LORD your God spoke to him.)
Aaron was one hundred twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor.
So He said, "A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return.
Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.
'Arise, set out, and pass through the valley of Arnon. Look! I have given Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land into your hand; begin to take possession and contend with him in battle.
So the LORD said, "I have pardoned them according to your word;
(which all refer to things destined to perish with use)--in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?
and the cattle were 36,000, from which the LORD'S levy was 72;
"When convening the assembly, however, you shall blow without sounding an alarm.
'He shall also do with the bull just as he did with the bull of the sin offering; thus he shall do with it So the priest shall make atonement for them, and they will be forgiven.
for they are wholly given to Me from among the sons of Israel I have taken them for Myself instead of every first issue of the womb, the firstborn of all the sons of Israel.
the hangings for the court, its pillars and its sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court, its cords and its pegs and all the equipment for the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of meeting;
For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, and he will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, just as I teach everywhere in every church.
'The priest shall offer up in smoke its memorial portion, part of its grits and its oil with all its incense as an offering by fire to the LORD.
and the leader of the fathers' households of the Gershonites was Eliasaph the son of Lael.
'Also if you bring a grain offering of early ripened things to the LORD, you shall bring fresh heads of grain roasted in the fire, grits of new growth, for the grain offering of your early ripened things.
And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large number of the God-fearing Greeks and a number of the leading women.
As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, "Follow Me!" And he got up and followed Him.
Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water came upon the earth.
Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering the decrees which had been decided upon by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem, for them to observe.
and there they continued to preach the gospel.
So he answered me, saying, "Do you not know what these are?" And I said, "No, my lord."
This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.
"Behold, I am against you," declares the LORD of hosts "I will burn up her chariots in smoke, a sword will devour your young lions; I will cut off your prey from the land, and no longer will the voice of your messengers be heard."
Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness.
As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.
The LORD has done what He purposed; He has accomplished His word Which He commanded from days of old He has thrown down without sparing, And He has caused the enemy to rejoice over you; He has exalted the might of your adversaries.
When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning,
In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
Then I lifted up my eyes again and looked, and behold, there was a flying scroll.
The glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city and stood over the mountain which is east of the city.
Bind them continually on your heart; Tie them around your neck.
hand mirrors, undergarments, turbans and veils.
"Many shepherds have ruined My vineyard, They have trampled down My field; They have made My pleasant field A desolate wilderness.
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
If the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth; and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it lies.
with all the silver and gold which you find in the whole province of Babylon, along with the freewill offering of the people and of the priests, who offered willingly for the house of their God which is in Jerusalem;
The sons of Israel who returned from exile and all those who had separated themselves from the impurity of the nations of the land to join them, to seek the LORD God of Israel, ate the Passover.
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler--
Then Job answered,
Some of the sons of Judah and some of the sons of Benjamin lived in Jerusalem. From the sons of Judah: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, of the sons of Perez;
then hear from heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and render to each according to all his ways, whose heart You know for You alone know the hearts of the sons of men,
So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
When Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (for he was in Egypt where he had fled from the presence of King Solomon), Jeroboam returned from Egypt.
On the plain of the Jordan the king cast them in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.
Behold, he was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three; and David appointed him over his guard.
and Joelah and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
Then the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for she was deeply stirred over her son and said, "Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him." But the other said, "He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him!"
Adaiah, Beraiah and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei.
namely, Naaman, Ahijah and Gera--he carried them into exile; and he became the father of Uzza and Ahihud.
Now in the seventh year Jehoiada sent and brought the captains of hundreds of the Carites and of the guard, and brought them to him in the house of the LORD. Then he made a covenant with them and put them under oath in the house of the LORD, and showed them the king's son.
When he came to the hill, he took them from their hand and deposited them in the house, and he sent the men away, and they departed.
Non his son and Joshua his son.
"The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: 'God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
The sons of Merari were Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,
They lived at Beersheba, Moladah and Hazar-shual,
When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath, who bore him Hur.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he made Israel sin.
When the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers, they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing, and cried, "A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!"
"For You, O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have made a revelation to Your servant, saying, 'I will build you a house'; therefore Your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to You.
There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he did not observe what the LORD had commanded.
Abner and his men then went through the Arabah all that night; so they crossed the Jordan, walked all morning, and came to Mahanaim.
Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain; and David was hurrying to get away from Saul, for Saul and his men were surrounding David and his men to seize them.
"As for the agreement of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever."
Now it came about in the morning that Jonathan went out into the field for the appointment with David, and a little lad was with him.
"You shall not act like this toward the LORD your God.
Then Samuel said to the people, "It is the LORD who appointed Moses and Aaron and who brought your fathers up from the land of Egypt.
So the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He said, "Because this nation has transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers and has not listened to My voice,
"Then I turned and came down from the mountain and put the tablets in the ark which I had made; and there they are, as the LORD commanded me."
Aijalon with its pasture lands, Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands; four cities.
'Go near and hear all that the LORD our God says; then speak to us all that the LORD our God speaks to you, and we will hear and do it.'
"Then after that the Levites may go in to serve the tent of meeting. But you shall cleanse them and present them as a wave offering;
and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
Now Sarai, Abram's wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.
"The LORD heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and the LORD said to me, 'I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have done well in all that they have spoken.
But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you."
But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen.
just as He did for the sons of Esau, who live in Seir, when He destroyed the Horites from before them; they dispossessed them and settled in their place even to this day.
Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life?
Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
"I will not drive them out before you in a single year, that the land may not become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Of Kohath was the family of the Amramites and the family of the Izharites and the family of the Hebronites and the family of the Uzzielites; these were the families of the Kohathites.
saying, "When will the new moon be over, So that we may sell grain, And the sabbath, that we may open the wheat market, To make the bushel smaller and the shekel bigger, And to cheat with dishonest scales,
'From it he shall present his offering as an offering by fire to the LORD, the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails,
The sons of Uzziel: Mishael and Elzaphan and Sithri.
"Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles,
Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it.
"He said to me, 'The LORD, before whom I have walked, will send His angel with you to make your journey successful, and you will take a wife for my son from my relatives and from my father's house;
So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years, and he died.
Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham became the father of Isaac;
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; so it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.
Paul, looking intently at the Council, said, "Brethren, I have lived my life with a perfectly good conscience before God up to this day."
So the soldiers, in accordance with their orders, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris.
Therefore when Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out, and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
When He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, "By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?"
'The inhabitants of one will go to another, saying, "Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts; I will also go."
And I answered the second time and said to him, "What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves?"
'I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations; and I will overthrow the chariots and their riders, and the horses and their riders will go down, everyone by the sword of another.'
Your shepherds are sleeping, O king of Assyria; Your nobles are lying down Your people are scattered on the mountains And there is no one to regather them.
"Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, 'A strong support for us are the inhabitants of Jerusalem through the LORD of hosts, their God.'
"For I will no longer have pity on the inhabitants of the land," declares the LORD; "but behold, I will cause the men to fall, each into another's power and into the power of his king; and they will strike the land, and I will not deliver them from their power."
"Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops; They have laid siege against us; With a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek.
Her princes within her are roaring lions, Her judges are wolves at evening; They leave nothing for the morning.
"Son of man, you live in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house.
'One third of you will die by plague or be consumed by famine among you, one third will fall by the sword around you, and one third I will scatter to every wind, and I will unsheathe a sword behind them.
Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.
"Son of man, what is this proverb you people have concerning the land of Israel, saying, 'The days are long and every vision fails'?
"I will put an everlasting reproach on you and an everlasting humiliation which will not be forgotten."
"Son of man, eat your bread with trembling and drink your water with quivering and anxiety.
'Moreover, I will send on you famine and wild beasts, and they will bereave you of children; plague and bloodshed also will pass through you, and I will bring the sword on you. I, the LORD, have spoken.'"
"Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.
They ravished the women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah.
Then the LORD said to me, "A conspiracy has been found among the men of Judah and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
"Inasmuch as these people have rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah And rejoice in Rezin and the son of Remaliah;
"Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth;
You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your right hand upholds me; And Your gentleness makes me great.
Now hear the word of the LORD, O you women, And let your ear receive the word of His mouth; Teach your daughters wailing, And everyone her neighbor a dirge.
Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me Why then have I been extremely wise?" So I said to myself, "This too is vanity."
For he has come out of prison to become king, even though he was born poor in his kingdom.
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
"Do we then hear about you that you have committed all this great evil by acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?"
During that night the king could not sleep so he gave an order to bring the book of records, the chronicles, and they were read before the king.
Then Job answered,
The sons of Levi, the heads of fathers' households, were registered in the Book of the Chronicles up to the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.
"Arise! For this matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act."
Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel, of the sons of Zerah the son of Judah, was the king's representative in all matters concerning the people.
They made a proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the exiles, that they should assemble at Jerusalem,
From the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin,
And the people blessed all the men who volunteered to live in Jerusalem.
and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty. Then Jeremiah, Jahaziel, Johanan, Jozabad the Gederathite,
Now some of them had charge of the utensils of service, for they counted them when they brought them in and when they took them out.
Shaharaim became the father of children in the country of Moab after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives.
These are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of fathers' households of the inhabitants of Geba, and they carried them into exile to Manahath,
and Uzzi became the father of Zerahiah, and Zerahiah became the father of Meraioth,
Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
As he was relating to the king how he had restored to life the one who was dead, behold, the woman whose son he had restored to life appealed to the king for her house and for her field. And Gehazi said, "My lord, O king, this is the woman and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life."
So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God, and she went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.
Then he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved engravings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, inner and outer sanctuaries.
The woman conceived; and she sent and told David, and said, "I am pregnant."
It came about as soon as he was king, he struck down all the household of Jeroboam. He did not leave to Jeroboam any persons alive, until he had destroyed them, according to the word of the LORD, which He spoke by His servant Ahijah the Shilonite,
Then she saddled a donkey and said to her servant, "Drive and go forward; do not slow down the pace for me unless I tell you."
He placed the cherubim in the midst of the inner house, and the wings of the cherubim were spread out, so that the wing of the one was touching the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub was touching the other wall. So their wings were touching each other in the center of the house.
And Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David; and his mother's name was Naamah the Ammonitess. And Abijam his son became king in his place.
Then they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,
Now when the prophet who brought him back from the way heard it, he said, "It is the man of God, who disobeyed the command of the LORD; therefore the LORD has given him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke to him."
"And you shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice peace offerings You shall wait seven days until I come to you and show you what you should do."
He numbered them in Bezek; and the sons of Israel were 300,000, and the men of Judah 30,000.
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;
So Joab blew the trumpet; and all the people halted and pursued Israel no longer, nor did they continue to fight anymore.
Then the men of Jabesh said, "Tomorrow we will come out to you, and you may do to us whatever seems good to you."
And they arose early; and at daybreak Samuel called to Saul on the roof, saying, "Get up, that I may send you away." So Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street.
When he had finished speaking, he threw the jawbone from his hand; and he named that place Ramath-lehi.
It came about when he had arrived, that he blew the trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel went down with him from the hill country, and he was in front of them.
that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, so that you may fear the LORD your God forever."
He passed through the hill country of Ephraim and passed through the land of Shalishah, but they did not find them Then they passed through the land of Shaalim, but they were not there. Then he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they did not find them.
"When brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a strange man. Her husband's brother shall go in to her and take her to himself as wife and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her.
It came about when he had finished presenting the tribute, that he sent away the people who had carried the tribute.
Baalah and Iim and Ezem,
Moses the servant of the LORD and the sons of Israel defeated them; and Moses the servant of the LORD gave it to the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh as a possession.
Joshua did to them as the LORD had told him; he hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots with fire.
'He shall also offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, together with the basket of unleavened cakes; the priest shall likewise offer its grain offering and its drink offering.
'You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her.
At the end of three days the officers went through the midst of the camp;
Then the two men returned and came down from the hill country and crossed over and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and they related to him all that had happened to them.
for you have not as yet come to the resting place and the inheritance which the LORD your God is giving you.
"So I sent messengers from the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
a people as great, numerous, and tall as the Anakim, but the LORD destroyed them before them. And they dispossessed them and settled in their place,
"Yet if only one is blown, then the leaders, the heads of the divisions of Israel, shall assemble before you.
'From the sacrifice of the peace offerings he shall present an offering by fire to the LORD, the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails,
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
'When you come opposite the sons of Ammon, do not harass them nor provoke them, for I will not give you any of the land of the sons of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the sons of Lot as a possession.'
Now on the day that Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed it and consecrated it with all its furnishings and the altar and all its utensils; he anointed them and consecrated them also.
"Now therefore why do you put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?
"You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
"But I will harden Pharaoh's heart that I may multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.
'Moreover, there shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as there has not been before and such as shall never be again.
"I also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they sojourned.
was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.
The one among the servants of Pharaoh who feared the word of the LORD made his servants and his livestock flee into the houses;
"Stay with him a few days, until your brother's fury subsides,
who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, 'WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS?
Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God within the land."
and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "He is the Son of God."
"For it seems absurd to me in sending a prisoner, not to indicate also the charges against him."
"So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, "Take this and share it among yourselves;
"After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.
Nathanael said to him, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and were believing in Jesus.
And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, "How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David?
The godly person has perished from the land, And there is no upright person among men All of them lie in wait for bloodshed; Each of them hunts the other with a net.
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Old men and old women will again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each man with his staff in his hand because of age.
Every cooking pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the LORD of hosts; and all who sacrifice will come and take of them and boil in them And there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts in that day.
"You will go out through breaches in the walls, Each one straight before her, And you will be cast to Harmon," declares the LORD.
and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face.
Samaria will be cut off with her king Like a stick on the surface of the water.
The wind wraps them in its wings, And they will be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
As He spoke to me the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me.
The captain of fifty and the honorable man, The counselor and the expert artisan, And the skillful enchanter.
See, O LORD, and look! With whom have You dealt thus? Should women eat their offspring, The little ones who were born healthy? Should priest and prophet be slain In the sanctuary of the Lord?
"Your ways and your deeds Have brought these things to you This is your evil How bitter! How it has touched your heart!"
He has driven me and made me walk In darkness and not in light.
Indeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility.
When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother,
"I have forsaken My house, I have abandoned My inheritance; I have given the beloved of My soul Into the hand of her enemies.
Sorrow is better than laughter, For when a face is sad a heart may be happy.
The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.
When my enemies turn back, They stumble and perish before You.
"Remember that my life is but breath; My eye will not again see good.
Then they said, "We will give it back and will require nothing from them; we will do exactly as you say " So I called the priests and took an oath from them that they would do according to this promise.
and some of the sons of the priests with trumpets; and Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph,
with Azariah, Ezra, Meshullam,
from Beth-gilgal and from their fields in Geba and Azmaveth, for the singers had built themselves villages around Jerusalem.
Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
Then as soon as the copy of King Artaxerxes' document was read before Rehum and Shimshai the scribe and their colleagues, they went in haste to Jerusalem to the Jews and stopped them by force of arms.
Then David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore it was called the city of David.
"If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight or mildew, if there is locust or grasshopper, if their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities, whatever plague or whatever sickness there is,
"We also asked them their names so as to inform you, and that we might write down the names of the men who were at their head.
He acted wisely and distributed some of his sons through all the territories of Judah and Benjamin to all the fortified cities, and he gave them food in abundance. And he sought many wives for them.
So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.
And Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber which was in Samaria, and became ill. So he sent messengers and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will recover from this sickness."
And the king said to her, "What is the matter with you?" And she answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give your son that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.'
Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah,
The sons of Mishma were Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son.
The LORD said to Jehu, "Because you have done well in executing what is right in My eyes, and have done to the house of Ahab according to all that was in My heart, your sons of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel."
"Let there be a treaty between you and me, as between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you a present of silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me."
Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not follow the LORD fully, as David his father had done.
These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi.
Then the other woman said, "No! For the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son." But the first woman said, "No! For the dead one is your son, and the living one is my son." Thus they spoke before the king.
So she went and came to the man of God to Mount Carmel. When the man of God saw her at a distance, he said to Gehazi his servant, "Behold, there is the Shunammite.
(but he will have one tribe, for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel),
"Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the house of Judah and Benjamin and to the rest of the people, saying,
Then Saul said to his servant, "But behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For the bread is gone from our sack and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have?"
"You know Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive you and to learn of your going out and coming in and to find out all that you are doing."
The sons of Ammon crossed the Jordan to fight also against Judah, Benjamin, and the house of Ephraim, so that Israel was greatly distressed.
"When Jacob went into Egypt and your fathers cried out to the LORD, then the LORD sent Moses and Aaron who brought your fathers out of Egypt and settled them in this place.
They surrounded Benjamin, pursued them without rest and trod them down opposite Gibeah toward the east.
the men in ambush hurried and rushed against Gibeah; the men in ambush also deployed and struck all the city with the edge of the sword.
'All the days of his vow of separation no razor shall pass over his head. He shall be holy until the days are fulfilled for which he separated himself to the LORD; he shall let the locks of hair on his head grow long.
The angel of the LORD said to Manoah, "Though you detain me, I will not eat your food, but if you prepare a burnt offering, then offer it to the LORD." For Manoah did not know that he was the angel of the LORD.
"The stars fought from heaven, From their courses they fought against Sisera.
And his mother's relatives spoke all these words on his behalf in the hearing of all the leaders of Shechem; and they were inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, "He is our relative."
"The kings came and fought; Then fought the kings of Canaan At Taanach near the waters of Megiddo; They took no plunder in silver.
So Israel was brought very low because of Midian, and the sons of Israel cried to the LORD.
The handle also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the refuse came out.
They came out, they and all their armies with them, as many people as the sand that is on the seashore, with very many horses and chariots.
'O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours?
Now they buried the bones of Joseph, which the sons of Israel brought up from Egypt, at Shechem, in the piece of ground which Jacob had bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for one hundred pieces of money; and they became the inheritance of Joseph's sons.
Jarmuth and Adullam, Socoh and Azekah,
the king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;
of Shephupham, the family of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.
"When you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that are pitched on the south side shall set out; an alarm is to be blown for them to set out.
'You may eat it anywhere, you and your households, for it is your compensation in return for your service in the tent of meeting.
now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?
"You shall not even go out from the doorway of the tent of meeting, or you will die; for the LORD'S anointing oil is upon you." So they did according to the word of Moses.
"The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the sons of Israel from their midst."
Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin."
'You shall then put oil on it and lay incense on it; it is a grain offering.
Agrippa replied to Paul, "In a short time you will persuade me to become a Christian."
The families of the Gershonites were to camp behind the tabernacle westward,
So they came forward and carried them still in their tunics to the outside of the camp, as Moses had said.
When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like men and have come down to us."
During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him,
that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.
Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."
"When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.
And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering to Him.
and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
So as to buy the helpless for money And the needy for a pair of sandals, And that we may sell the refuse of the wheat?"
So He told them this parable, saying,
When these had come to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented Paul to him.
saying, "The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon."
how he entered the house of God, and they ate the consecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those with him, but for the priests alone?
The next day the crowd that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other small boat there, except one, and that Jesus had not entered with His disciples into the boat, but that His disciples had gone away alone.
And He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom He gave the name Peter),
All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.
Your guardsmen are like the swarming locust Your marshals are like hordes of grasshoppers Settling in the stone walls on a cold day. The sun rises and they flee, And the place where they are is not known.
"They will be as mighty men, Treading down the enemy in the mire of the streets in battle; And they will fight, for the LORD will be with them; And the riders on horses will be put to shame.
Then Belshazzar gave orders, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a necklace of gold around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he now had authority as the third ruler in the kingdom.
"Then I will make up to you for the years That the swarming locust has eaten, The creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you.
Then the cherubim lifted up their wings with the wheels beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel hovered over them.
"They will devour your harvest and your food; They will devour your sons and your daughters; They will devour your flocks and your herds; They will devour your vines and your fig trees; They will demolish with the sword your fortified cities in which you trust.
'They have blown the trumpet and made everything ready, but no one is going to the battle, for My wrath is against all their multitude.
"Thus you will say to that prophet, 'What has the LORD answered you?' and, 'What has the LORD spoken?'
"They have turned back to the iniquities of their ancestors who refused to hear My words, and they have gone after other gods to serve them; the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their fathers."
and say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, "Cursed is the man who does not heed the words of this covenant
"On all the bare heights in the wilderness Destroyers have come, For a sword of the LORD is devouring From one end of the land even to the other; There is no peace for anyone.
"What more was there to do for My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why, when I expected it to produce good grapes did it produce worthless ones?
The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?
"Wail, O gate; cry, O city; Melt away, O Philistia, all of you; For smoke comes from the north, And there is no straggler in his ranks.
"But the shameful thing has consumed the labor of our fathers since our youth, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.
Yet it does not so intend, Nor does it plan so in its heart, But rather it is its purpose to destroy And to cut off many nations.
For a harlot is a deep pit And an adulterous woman is a narrow well.
I said of laughter, "It is madness," and of pleasure, "What does it accomplish?"
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.
He makes my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me upon my high places.
So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He listened to our entreaty.
"I have seen the foolish taking root, And I cursed his abode immediately.
Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah,
with 1,200 chariots and 60,000 horsemen. And the people who came with him from Egypt were without number: the Lubim, the Sukkiim and the Ethiopians.
Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,
Next to him Shallum the son of Hallohesh, the official of half the district of Jerusalem, made repairs, he and his daughters.
Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer, and Judah the son of Hassenuah was second in command of the city.
"Also the utensils which are given to you for the service of the house of your God, deliver in full before the God of Jerusalem.
that mighty kings have ruled over Jerusalem, governing all the provinces beyond the River, and that tribute, custom and toll were paid to them.
Then the king sent an answer to Rehum the commander, to Shimshai the scribe, and to the rest of their colleagues who live in Samaria and in the rest of the provinces beyond the River: "Peace. And now
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built cities for defense in Judah.
then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring them back to the land which You have given to them and to their fathers.
Then the king faced about and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.
David became greater and greater, for the LORD of hosts was with him.
Elkanah, Isshiah, Azarel, Joezer, Jashobeam, the Korahites,
Jehu went into the house of Baal with Jehonadab the son of Rechab; and he said to the worshipers of Baal, "Search and see that there is here with you none of the servants of the LORD, but only the worshipers of Baal."
She gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and a very great amount of spices and precious stones. Never again did such abundance of spices come in as that which the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.
From the sons of Benjamin were Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah,
Ishpan, Eber, Eliel,
The sons of Joel were Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,
So Joram reined about and fled and said to Ahaziah, "There is treachery, O Ahaziah!"
On the top of the pillars was lily design. So the work of the pillars was finished.
Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and arose and went to his home, to his city, and set his house in order, and strangled himself; thus he died and was buried in the grave of his father.
So Baasha killed him in the third year of Asa king of Judah and reigned in his place.
And so it happened to him, for the people trampled on him at the gate and he died.
It was paneled with cedar above the side chambers which were on the 45 pillars, 15 in each row.
The sons of Israel cried to the LORD; for he had nine hundred iron chariots, and he oppressed the sons of Israel severely for twenty years.
Then he went to his father's house at Ophrah and killed his brothers the sons of Jerubbaal, seventy men, on one stone. But Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left, for he hid himself.
Nathan said to the king, "Go, do all that is in your mind, for the LORD is with you."
Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you?
"For they will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods; then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you and He will quickly destroy you.
"There you will serve gods, the work of man's hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.
"When I saw that you would not deliver me, I took my life in my hands and crossed over against the sons of Ammon, and the LORD gave them into my hand. Why then have you come up to me this day to fight against me?"
"Zebulun was a people who despised their lives even to death, And Naphtali also, on the high places of the field.
And Jair died and was buried in Kamon.
Then she said, "Give me a blessing; since you have given me the land of the Negev, give me also springs of water." So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land was undisturbed for eighty years.
Now Ehud escaped while they were delaying, and he passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah.
So Joshua went up from Gilgal, he and all the people of war with him and all the valiant warriors.
"Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
"You shall not do any work on this same day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement on your behalf before the LORD your God.
'When he has made her drink the water, then it shall come about, if she has defiled herself and has been unfaithful to her husband, that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness, and her abdomen will swell and her thigh will waste away, and the woman will become a curse among her people.
Now the LORD said to Joshua,
They said to Joshua, "Surely the LORD has given all the land into our hands; moreover, all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before us."
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
'Then he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings a curse, so that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness.
if you, however, have gone astray, being under the authority of your husband, and if you have defiled yourself and a man other than your husband has had intercourse with you"
"Your eyes have seen what the LORD has done in the case of Baal-peor, for all the men who followed Baal-peor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from among you.
"Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, 'Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them:
'Then he shall offer it before the LORD and make atonement for her, and she shall be cleansed from the flow of her blood. This is the law for her who bears a child, whether a male or a female.
"Then I commanded you at that time, saying, 'The LORD your God has given you this land to possess it; all you valiant men shall cross over armed before your brothers, the sons of Israel.
Now their duties involved the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, and the utensils of the sanctuary with which they minister, and the screen, and all the service concerning them;
God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
After he had washed the entrails and the legs with water, Moses offered up the whole ram in smoke on the altar. It was a burnt offering for a soothing aroma; it was an offering by fire to the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
'So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin which he has committed from one of these, and it will be forgiven him; then the rest shall become the priest's, like the grain offering.'"
"But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name's sake.
"You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue.
'Moreover, if his offering is a goat, then he shall offer it before the LORD,
"Now therefore send, bring your livestock and whatever you have in the field to safety Every man and beast that is found in the field and is not brought home, when the hail comes down on them, will die."'"
Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three, when they spoke to Pharaoh.
and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you,
Then the girl ran and told her mother's household about these things.
Aaron's son Eleazar married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers' households of the Levites according to their families.
But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.
Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.
"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him."
"However, the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands; as the prophet says:
Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him.
And His mother and brothers came to Him, and they were unable to get to Him because of the crowd.
I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and He said, "Smite the capitals so that the thresholds will shake, And break them on the heads of them all! Then I will slay the rest of them with the sword; They will not have a fugitive who will flee, Or a refugee who will escape.
Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? O Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion will be hidden from My sight.
Draw for yourself water for the siege! Strengthen your fortifications! Go into the clay and tread the mortar! Take hold of the brick mold!
"When I scatter them among the peoples, They will remember Me in far countries, And they with their children will live and come back.
"This is the interpretation of the message: 'MENE'--God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it.
Our skin has become as hot as an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.
All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field,
"The water you drink shall be the sixth part of a hin by measure; you shall drink it from time to time.
His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.
When it is My desire, I will chastise them; And the peoples will be gathered against them When they are bound for their double guilt.
'Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked, each one, in the stubbornness of his evil heart; therefore I brought on them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they did not.'"
Nothing remains but to crouch among the captives Or fall among the slain In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out.
"Now therefore, behold, the Lord is about to bring on them the strong and abundant waters of the Euphrates, Even the king of Assyria and all his glory; And it will rise up over all its channels and go over all its banks.
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things;
"And it will be, if they refuse to take the cup from your hand to drink, then you will say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "You shall surely drink!
For they eat the bread of wickedness And drink the wine of violence.
Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.
Behold, he travails with wickedness, And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood.
"His roots wrap around a rock pile, He grasps a house of stones.
"Teach me, and I will be silent; And show me how I have erred.
Dread came upon me, and trembling, And made all my bones shake.
"If you would seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty,
When the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai was sitting at the king's gate.
and Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Col-hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of the Shilonite.
Now these are the heads of the provinces who lived in Jerusalem, but in the cities of Judah each lived on his own property in their cities--the Israelites, the priests, the Levites, the temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants.
Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
"Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."
Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
and of the sons of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai and Athlai;
He said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to my father David and has fulfilled it with His hands, saying,
He built the city all around, from the Millo even to the surrounding area; and Joab repaired the rest of the city.
He began to build on the second day in the second month of the fourth year of his reign.
Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall a woman cried out to him, saying, "Help, my lord, O king!"
and Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
Some of the sons of Judah, of the sons of Benjamin and of the sons of Ephraim and Manasseh lived in Jerusalem:
Then Jehoash said to the priests, "All the money of the sacred things which is brought into the house of the LORD, in current money, both the money of each man's assessment and all the money which any man's heart prompts him to bring into the house of the LORD,
Gedor, Ahio and Zecher.
Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel,
However, as for the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel sin, from these Jehu did not depart, even the golden calves that were at Bethel and that were at Dan.
Rephah was his son along with Resheph, Telah his son, Tahan his son,
Then his servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem and buried him in his grave with his fathers in the city of David.
King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, "How do you counsel me to answer this people?"
"You know that David my father was unable to build a house for the name of the LORD his God because of the wars which surrounded him, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.
Then a man of God came near and spoke to the king of Israel and said, "Thus says the LORD, 'Because the Arameans have said, "The LORD is a god of the mountains, but He is not a god of the valleys," therefore I will give all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the LORD.'"
Then he made the ten stands of bronze; the length of each stand was four cubits and its width four cubits and its height three cubits.
The lowest story was five cubits wide, and the middle was six cubits wide, and the third was seven cubits wide; for on the outside he made offsets in the wall of the house all around in order that the beams would not be inserted in the walls of the house.
"Now therefore, do not let him go unpunished, for you are a wise man; and you will know what you ought to do to him, and you will bring his gray hair down to Sheol with blood."
Now when they told David, saying, "Uriah did not go down to his house," David said to Uriah, "Have you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?"
that Your name may be magnified forever, by saying, 'The LORD of hosts is God over Israel'; and may the house of Your servant David be established before You.
He said to them, "The LORD is witness against you, and His anointed is witness this day that you have found nothing in my hand." And they said, "He is witness."
But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"
Then David said to the messenger, "Thus you shall say to Joab, 'Do not let this thing displease you, for the sword devours one as well as another; make your battle against the city stronger and overthrow it'; and so encourage him."
Samuel said to the cook, "Bring the portion that I gave you, concerning which I said to you, 'Set it aside.'"
The servant answered Saul again and said, "Behold, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel of silver; I will give it to the man of God and he will tell us our way."
and they shall take all the utensils of service, with which they serve in the sanctuary, and put them in a blue cloth and cover them with a covering of porpoise skin, and put them on the carrying bars.
The LORD said to Gideon, "The people who are with you are too many for Me to give Midian into their hands, for Israel would become boastful, saying, 'My own power has delivered me.'
He said to them, "Pursue them, for the LORD has given your enemies the Moabites into your hands." So they went down after him and seized the fords of the Jordan opposite Moab, and did not allow anyone to cross.
"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'If a person sins unintentionally in any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and commits any of them,
"Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go."
They journeyed from the mountains of Abarim and camped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho.
Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard.
yet the Amorites persisted in living in Mount Heres, in Aijalon and in Shaalbim; but when the power of the house of Joseph grew strong, they became forced labor.
"But you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all its furnishings and over all that belongs to it. They shall carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings, and they shall take care of it; they shall also camp around the tabernacle.
and the leader of the fathers' households of the Kohathite families was Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.
"All these your servants will come down to me and bow themselves before me, saying, 'Go out, you and all the people who follow you,' and after that I will go out " And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.
Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised.
Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
However, in the Lord, neither is woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
"And they said to him, 'Master, he has ten minas already.'
So he gathered all the food of these seven years which occurred in the land of Egypt and placed the food in the cities; he placed in every city the food from its own surrounding fields.
Their numbered men, in the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, even their numbered men were 7,500.
Immediately while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, came up accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs, who were from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."
from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, from the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand,
The noise of the whip, The noise of the rattling of the wheel, Galloping horses And bounding chariots!
Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples
For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, "The Son of Man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise three days later."
So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a half of barley.
"Ephraim will be like a mighty man, And their heart will be glad as if from wine; Indeed, their children will see it and be glad, Their heart will rejoice in the LORD.
Then I said, "I will not pasture you. What is to die, let it die, and what is to be annihilated, let it be annihilated; and let those who are left eat one another's flesh."
In the fourth year of King Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah on the fourth day of the ninth month, which is Chislev.
And He will judge the world in righteousness; He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And come to an end without hope.
"Let us lie down in our shame, and let our humiliation cover us; for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day. And we have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God."
If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth,
"And I will take to Myself faithful witnesses for testimony, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah."
But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
Which are turbid because of ice And into which the snow melts.
"Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will make this proverb cease so that they will no longer use it as a proverb in Israel." But tell them, "The days draw near as well as the fulfillment of every vision.
But Zerubbabel and Jeshua and the rest of the heads of fathers' households of Israel said to them, "You have nothing in common with us in building a house to our God; but we ourselves will together build to the LORD God of Israel, as King Cyrus, the king of Persia has commanded us."
and Joiada became the father of Jonathan, and Jonathan became the father of Jaddua.
Now the sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and bars.
Jeshua became the father of Joiakim, and Joiakim became the father of Eliashib, and Eliashib became the father of Joiada,
then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak arose and began to rebuild the house of God which is in Jerusalem; and the prophets of God were with them supporting them.
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them and a firm regulation for the song leaders day by day.
All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were 468 able men.
Thus he built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
that he built the cities which Huram had given to him, and settled the sons of Israel there.
'Since the day that I brought My people from the land of Egypt, I did not choose a city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house that My name might be there, nor did I choose any man for a leader over My people Israel;
Then he arranged the wood and cut the ox in pieces and laid it on the wood.
the flowers, the lamps, and the tongs of gold, of purest gold;
Then Saul said to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised will come and abuse me." But his armor bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. Therefore Saul took his sword and fell on it.
Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, "Thus you shall say to this people who spoke to you, saying, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, now you make it lighter for us!' But you shall speak to them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's loins!
Ezer was the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
Now in Gibeon, Jeiel, the father of Gibeon lived, and his wife's name was Maacah;
'Has any one of the gods of the nations delivered his land from the hand of the king of Assyria?
Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah,
"Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel; because the LORD loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness."
I went out after him and attacked him, and rescued it from his mouth; and when he rose up against me, I seized him by his beard and struck him and killed him.
Now Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers did not have many sons, nor did all their family multiply like the sons of Judah.
Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from the king which he did not explain to her.
Now the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were Ram the firstborn, then Bunah, Oren, Ozem and Ahijah.
When the king asked the woman, she related it to him. So the king appointed for her a certain officer, saying, "Restore all that was hers and all the produce of the field from the day that she left the land even until now."
When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.
There were artistic window frames in three rows, and window was opposite window in three ranks.
The king said, "Is there not yet anyone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the kindness of God?" And Ziba said to the king, "There is still a son of Jonathan who is crippled in both feet."
They also brought barley and straw for the horses and swift steeds to the place where it should be, each according to his charge.
Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and prostrated himself. And David said, "Mephibosheth." And he said, "Here is your servant!"
When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer, king of Zobah, David killed 22,000 Arameans.
Yet Gideon said to them, "I would request of you, that each of you give me an earring from his spoil." (For they had gold earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.)
So not a man was left in Ai or Bethel who had not gone out after Israel, and they left the city unguarded and pursued Israel.
He said to his lad, "Run, find now the arrows which I am about to shoot." As the lad was running, he shot an arrow past him.
They burned the city with fire, and all that was in it. Only the silver and gold, and articles of bronze and iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.
"It shall be when these signs come to you, do for yourself what the occasion requires, for God is with you.
Then Joshua the son of Nun sent two men as spies secretly from Shittim, saying, "Go, view the land, especially Jericho " So they went and came into the house of a harlot whose name was Rahab, and lodged there.
and Rekem and Irpeel and Taralah,
Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,
And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, "Go into the harlot's house and bring the woman and all she has out of there, as you have sworn to her."
Those twelve stones which they had taken from the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal.
'He shall lay his hand on the head of his offering and slay it at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood around on the altar.
"So I made an ark of acacia wood and cut out two tablets of stone like the former ones, and went up on the mountain with the two tablets in my hand.
Jesus answered, "You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin."
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.
They journeyed from Dibon-gad and camped at Almon-diblathaim.
"For every firstborn among the sons of Israel is Mine, among the men and among the animals; on the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for Myself.
"As for the fact that He raised Him up from the dead, no longer to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: 'I WILL GIVE YOU THE HOLY and SURE blessings OF DAVID.'
On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him,
When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then God relented concerning the calamity which He had declared He would bring upon them. And He did not do it.
"Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?
After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Jesus answered them, "Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?"
"Enter Bethel and transgress; In Gilgal multiply transgression! Bring your sacrifices every morning, Your tithes every three days.
"Thus says the LORD, 'I will return to Zion and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD of hosts will be called the Holy Mountain.'
The LORD said, "Do you have good reason to be angry?"
The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob, "Indeed, I will never forget any of their deeds.
Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken out of the temple, the house of God which was in Jerusalem; and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank from them.
'They do not say in their heart, "Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain in its season, Both the autumn rain and the spring rain, Who keeps for us The appointed weeks of the harvest."
Then I said to her, "You shall stay with me for many days. You shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a man; so I will also be toward you."
'And in that it was commanded to leave the stump with the roots of the tree, your kingdom will be assured to you after you recognize that it is Heaven that rules.
"Therefore, say to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Will you defile yourselves after the manner of your fathers and play the harlot after their detestable things?
"For there will no longer be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel.
"There you will remember your ways and all your deeds with which you have defiled yourselves; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for all the evil things that you have done.
Then the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and He said to me, "Say, 'Thus says the LORD, "So you think, house of Israel, for I know your thoughts.
"Hear, O earth: behold, I am bringing disaster on this people, The fruit of their plans, Because they have not listened to My words, And as for My law, they have rejected it also.
'But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; They have turned aside and departed.
Surely against me He has turned His hand Repeatedly all the day.
On the ground in the streets Lie young and old; My virgins and my young men Have fallen by the sword You have slain them in the day of Your anger, You have slaughtered, not sparing.
For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders, The rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian.
When you walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.
Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor, Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.
For a voice declares from Dan, And proclaims wickedness from Mount Ephraim.
For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.
I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor This too is vanity and striving after wind.
For You have maintained my just cause; You have sat on the throne judging righteously.
For, behold, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach? How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.
"Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is. Hear it, and know for yourself."
So the king said to me, "Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart." Then I was very much afraid.
In each and every province where the command and decree of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing; and many lay on sackcloth and ashes.
And all the accomplishments of his authority and strength, and the full account of the greatness of Mordecai to which the king advanced him, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Media and Persia?
Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took their load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon.
Then the king's servants who were at the king's gate said to Mordecai, "Why are you transgressing the king's command?"
Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah and Jedaiah. These were the heads of the priests and their kinsmen in the days of Jeshua.
Ahiah, Hanan, Anan,
Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
After him the Levites carried out repairs under Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him Hashabiah, the official of half the district of Keilah, carried out repairs for his district.
When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God."
Now these are the heads of their fathers' households and the genealogical enrollment of those who went up with me from Babylon in the reign of King Artaxerxes:
They brought up the ark and the tent of meeting and all the holy utensils which were in the tent; the Levitical priests brought them up.
but I have chosen Jerusalem that My name might be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people Israel.'
"But they will become his slaves so that they may learn the difference between My service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries."
And all the kings of the earth were seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.
So the singers, Heman, Asaph and Ethan were appointed to sound aloud cymbals of bronze;
They brought out the sacred pillars of the house of Baal and burned them.
For the Lord had caused the army of the Arameans to hear a sound of chariots and a sound of horses, even the sound of a great army, so that they said to one another, "Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us."
the lampstands with their lamps of pure gold, to burn in front of the inner sanctuary in the way prescribed;
He made the hall of the throne where he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and it was paneled with cedar from floor to floor.
Then one said, "Please be willing to go with your servants." And he answered, "I shall go."
Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,
The king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other."
But Geshur and Aram took the towns of Jair from them, with Kenath and its villages, even sixty cities. All these were the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.
But the rest fled to Aphek into the city, and the wall fell on 27,000 men who were left And Ben-hadad fled and came into the city into an inner chamber.
"I will be more lightly esteemed than this and will be humble in my own eyes, but with the maids of whom you have spoken, with them I will be distinguished."
As he was talking with them, behold, the champion, the Philistine from Gath named Goliath, was coming up from the army of the Philistines, and he spoke these same words; and David heard them.
So the sons of Benjamin saw that they were defeated. When the men of Israel gave ground to Benjamin because they relied on the men in ambush whom they had set against Gibeah,
"He asked for water and she gave him milk; In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.
"The torrent of Kishon swept them away, The ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength.
So Midian was subdued before the sons of Israel, and they did not lift up their heads anymore. And the land was undisturbed for forty years in the days of Gideon.
He said to her, "Please give me a little water to drink, for I am thirsty." So she opened a bottle of milk and gave him a drink; then she covered him.
So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.
He said, "They were my brothers, the sons of my mother. As the LORD lives, if only you had let them live, I would not kill you."
burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
the stork, and the heron in their kinds, and the hoopoe and the bat.
"Then they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it.
From the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands,
the king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one;
They raised over him a great heap of stones that stands to this day, and the LORD turned from the fierceness of His anger. Therefore the name of that place has been called the valley of Achor to this day.
"But, whether it is an ox or a sheep, you shall not kill both it and its young in one day.
"Moreover the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from within the camp until they all perished.
"Then the LORD heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and took an oath, saying,
and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth.
"But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;
"The priest shall then put some of the oil that is in his palm on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot, on the place of the blood of the guilt offering.
Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD AND SERVE HIM ONLY.'"
Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, "Unless these men remain in the ship, you yourselves cannot be saved."
And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas,
to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
They handed the burnt offering to him in pieces, with the head, and he offered them up in smoke on the altar.
So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
And He was saying, "That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man.
Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and the lobe of the liver, which he shall remove with the kidneys.
"And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father's house--
Then Jared lived eight hundred years after he became the father of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters.
So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick."
and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself.
And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction."
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
"Brethren and fathers, hear my defense which I now offer to you."
"Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath and are innocent?
She heeded no voice, She accepted no instruction She did not trust in the LORD, She did not draw near to her God.
There is a sound of the shepherds' wail, For their glory is ruined; There is a sound of the young lions' roar, For the pride of the Jordan is ruined.
Therefore I have hewn them in pieces by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of My mouth; And the judgments on you are like the light that goes forth.
He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Yet you will see still greater abominations than these."
But You know me, O LORD; You see me; And You examine my heart's attitude toward You Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter And set them apart for a day of carnage!
which I commanded your forefathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, 'Listen to My voice, and do according to all which I command you; so you shall be My people, and I will be your God,'
For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.
And the LORD said to me, "Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, 'Hear the words of this covenant and do them.
"Therefore hear, O nations, And know, O congregation, what is among them.
thus says the Lord GOD: "It shall not stand nor shall it come to pass.
He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, and he who splits logs may be endangered by them.
"To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men.
The evil will bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Who shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble;
"The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?
"His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.
Now the king and Haman came to drink wine with Esther the queen.
He also strengthened the fortresses and put officers in them and stores of food, oil and wine.
and in En-rimmon, in Zorah and in Jarmuth,
Then I passed on to the Fountain Gate and the King's Pool, but there was no place for my mount to pass.
Now as for the villages with their fields, some of the sons of Judah lived in Kiriath-arba and its towns, in Dibon and its towns, and in Jekabzeel and its villages,
Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
Then Ezra rose and made the leading priests, the Levites and all Israel, take oath that they would do according to this proposal; so they took the oath.
He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates and bars;
Of Naphtali there were 1,000 captains, and with them 37,000 with shield and spear.
And there was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa's reign.
and their relatives according to their generations, 956. All these were heads of fathers' households according to their fathers' houses.
From the sons of Zerah were Jeuel and their relatives, 690 of them.
From the Shilonites were Asaiah the firstborn and his sons.
Then David put garrisons among the Arameans of Damascus, and the Arameans became servants to David, bringing tribute And the LORD helped David wherever he went.
and his firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab,
Then Ahijah took hold of the new cloak which was on him and tore it into twelve pieces.
Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah,
Then she said to the king, "It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.
at Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,
"Now, when this letter comes to you, since your master's sons are with you, as well as the chariots and horses and a fortified city and the weapons,
And behold, men passed by and saw the body thrown on the road, and the lion standing beside the body; so they came and told it in the city where the old prophet lived.
"For by You I can run upon a troop; By my God I can leap over a wall.
So Absalom had fled and gone to Geshur, and was there three years.
From Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took a very large amount of bronze.
Then the sons of Israel cried out to the LORD, saying, "We have sinned against You, for indeed, we have forsaken our God and served the Baals."
Gideon made it into an ephod, and placed it in his city, Ophrah, and all Israel played the harlot with it there, so that it became a snare to Gideon and his household.
The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
'Then the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD. It is holy for the priest, together with the breast offered by waving and the thigh offered by lifting up; and afterward the Nazirite may drink wine.'
And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's relatives, and spoke to them and to the whole clan of the household of his mother's father, saying,
and Esau said to Jacob, "Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there, for I am famished." Therefore his name was called Edom.
"So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
"The LORD did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, with all those of us alive here today.
"You shall send away both male and female; you shall send them outside the camp so that they will not defile their camp where I dwell in their midst."
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,
"So the LORD our God delivered Og also, king of Bashan, with all his people into our hand, and we smote them until no survivor was left.
"I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the sons of Israel, to perform the service of the sons of Israel at the tent of meeting and to make atonement on behalf of the sons of Israel, so that there will be no plague among the sons of Israel by their coming near to the sanctuary."
"But the LORD said to me, 'Do not fear him, for I have delivered him and all his people and his land into your hand; and you shall do to him just as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.'
Then they journeyed from Mount Hor and camped at Zalmonah.
The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."
'Then the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD, and the bull shall be slain before the LORD.
but they shall not go in to see the holy objects even for a moment, or they will die."
"This is the work of the descendants of Kohath in the tent of meeting, concerning the most holy things.
from thirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.
even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
Now when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; for God said, "The people might change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt."
But the magicians of Egypt did the same with their secret arts; and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he did not listen to them, as the LORD had said.
"After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the census and drew away some people after him; he too perished, and all those who followed him were scattered.
Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, "If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all."
Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, "Entreat the LORD that He remove the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the LORD."
And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written,
"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"
And He also spoke a parable to them: "A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?
When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.
"What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?"
"Those who buy them slay them and go unpunished, and each of those who sell them says, 'Blessed be the LORD, for I have become rich!' And their own shepherds have no pity on them.
"You adulteress wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband!
"They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction.
So I said, "Where are you going?" And he said to me, "To measure Jerusalem, to see how wide it is and how long it is."
"I have sprinkled my bed With myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.
"I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant;
The word of the LORD which came to Hosea the son of Beeri, during the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.
So I got up and went out to the plain; and behold, the glory of the LORD was standing there, like the glory which I saw by the river Chebar, and I fell on my face.
Let him give his cheek to the smiter, Let him be filled with reproach.
It is good for a man that he should bear The yoke in his youth.
"Or if I should bring a sword on that country and say, 'Let the sword pass through the country and cut off man and beast from it,'
The hand of the LORD was on me there, and He said to me, "Get up, go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you."
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.
'For I solemnly warned your fathers in the day that I brought them up from the land of Egypt, even to this day, warning persistently, saying, "Listen to My voice."
in order to confirm the oath which I swore to your forefathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day "'" Then I said, "Amen, O LORD."
"Report it to the nations, now! Proclaim over Jerusalem, 'Besiegers come from a far country, And lift their voices against the cities of Judah.
If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success.
So am I allotted months of vanity, And nights of trouble are appointed me.
Who commands the sun not to shine, And sets a seal upon the stars;
"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?
Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart.
He spoke in the presence of his brothers and the wealthy men of Samaria and said, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Are they going to restore it for themselves? Can they offer sacrifices? Can they finish in a day? Can they revive the stones from the dusty rubble even the burned ones?"
For I was ashamed to request from the king troops and horsemen to protect us from the enemy on the way, because we had said to the king, "The hand of our God is favorably disposed to all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who forsake Him."
Then Esther's maidens and her eunuchs came and told her, and the queen writhed in great anguish. And she sent garments to clothe Mordecai that he might remove his sackcloth from him, but he did not accept them.
Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, explained the law to the people while the people remained in their place.
"How long will you say these things, And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
"Indeed, you have now become such, You see a terror and are afraid.
Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brothers, stood opposite them in their service divisions.
Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and its fields, Azekah and its towns. So they encamped from Beersheba as far as the valley of Hinnom.
Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the leader of the house of God,
the document which you sent to us has been translated and read before me.
Then they brought him on horses and buried him with his fathers in the city of Judah.
and the snuffers, the bowls, the spoons and the firepans of pure gold; and the entrance of the house, its inner doors for the holy of holies and the doors of the house, that is, of the nave, of gold.
And they were bringing horses for Solomon from Egypt and from all countries.
Of the Danites who could draw up in battle formation, there were 28,600.
So Gehazi pursued Naaman. When Naaman saw one running after him, he came down from the chariot to meet him and said, "Is all well?"
Thus Solomon made all these utensils in great quantities, for the weight of the bronze could not be found out.
"But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!
The sons of Merari: by Jaaziah were Beno, Shoham, Zaccur and Ibri.
"The statutes and the ordinances and the law and the commandment which He wrote for you, you shall observe to do forever; and you shall not fear other gods.
Thus Saul died with his three sons, and all those of his house died together.
The battle became heavy against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was wounded by the archers.
Iphdeiah and Penuel were the sons of Shashak.
Segub became the father of Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father and in his sin which he made Israel sin.
Then he made the hall of pillars; its length was 50 cubits and its width 30 cubits, and a porch was in front of them and pillars and a threshold in front of them.
The other cherub was ten cubits; both the cherubim were of the same measure and the same form.
and on the borders which were between the frames were lions, oxen and cherubim; and on the frames there was a pedestal above, and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.
"But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary nor misfortune.
"You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your help makes me great.
Then the king called Saul's servant Ziba and said to him, "All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master's grandson.
Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, "Are you Ziba?" And he said, "I am your servant."
"For the LORD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed, just as the LORD your God had done to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed;
They said to the messengers who had come, "Thus you shall say to the men of Jabesh-gilead, 'Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you will have deliverance.'" So the messengers went and told the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.
But Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, nor shall my son rule over you; the LORD shall rule over you."
and they will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from their hand.
However, Rahab the harlot and her father's household and all she had, Joshua spared; and she has lived in the midst of Israel to this day, for she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually.
'Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy; and I have set you apart from the peoples to be Mine.
For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.
'Go up to the top of Pisgah and lift up your eyes to the west and north and south and east, and see it with your eyes, for you shall not cross over this Jordan.
Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures, 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone; THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES'?
"You shall not plant for yourself an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make for yourself.
'But as for you, stand here by Me, that I may speak to you all the commandments and the statutes and the judgments which you shall teach them, that they may observe them in the land which I give them to possess.'
But the bull and its hide and its flesh and its refuse he burned in the fire outside the camp, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
when the sin which they have committed becomes known, then the assembly shall offer a bull of the herd for a sin offering and bring it before the tent of meeting.
"Furthermore I have heard the groaning of the sons of Israel, because the Egyptians are holding them in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant.
now the congregation's half was 337,500 sheep,
"The priestly sons of Aaron, moreover, shall blow the trumpets; and this shall be for you a perpetual statute throughout your generations.
[where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]
For Heshbon was the city of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and had taken all his land out of his hand, as far as the Arnon.
The families of the sons of Kohath were to camp on the southward side of the tabernacle,
Now the duties of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting involved the tabernacle and the tent, its covering, and the screen for the doorway of the tent of meeting,
"And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him."
giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited,
And they came, bringing to Him a paralytic, carried by four men.
And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads
"For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me.
And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them: "See that no one knows about this!"
Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles.
"This is the one about whom it is written, 'BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.'
"I will whistle for them to gather them together, For I have redeemed them; And they will be as numerous as they were before.
"I will also tear off your veils and deliver My people from your hands, and they will no longer be in your hands to be hunted; and you will know that I am the LORD.
When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth;
"Like the flock for sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so will the waste cities be filled with flocks of men. Then they will know that I am the LORD."'"
"Then they will know that I am the LORD; I have not said in vain that I would inflict this disaster on them."'
"The inhabited cities will be laid waste and the land will be a desolation. So you will know that I am the LORD."'"
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
The kings of the earth did not believe, Nor did any of the inhabitants of the world, That the adversary and the enemy Could enter the gates of Jerusalem.
Men do not despise a thief if he steals To satisfy himself when he is hungry;
"For thus says the LORD, 'Just as I brought all this great disaster on this people, so I am going to bring on them all the good that I am promising them.
"Hear the words of this covenant, and speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
No man has authority to restrain the wind with the wind, or authority over the day of death; and there is no discharge in the time of war, and evil will not deliver those who practice it.
then there will come in through the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their princes, the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and this city will be inhabited forever.
When there is a man who has labored with wisdom, knowledge and skill, then he gives his legacy to one who has not labored with them. This too is vanity and a great evil.
Who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?"
The wicked strut about on every side When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
"Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?
Then Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, and the number of his sons, and every instance where the king had magnified him and how he had promoted him above the princes and servants of the king.
It came about when Ahab heard these words, that he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and fasted, and he lay in sackcloth and went about despondently.
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,
For the Jews there was light and gladness and joy and honor.
Now when the plot was investigated and found to be so, they were both hanged on a gallows; and it was written in the Book of the Chronicles in the king's presence.
Then the king gave a great banquet, Esther's banquet, for all his princes and his servants; he also made a holiday for the provinces and gave gifts according to the king's bounty.
So I answered them and said to them, "The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion, right or memorial in Jerusalem."
"Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
They brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses and mules, so much year by year.
Judah, Benjamin, Shemaiah, Jeremiah,
Then Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and the princes of Judah who had gathered at Jerusalem because of Shishak, and he said to them, "Thus says the LORD, 'You have forsaken Me, so I also have forsaken you to Shishak.'"
So David gave Ornan 600 shekels of gold by weight for the site.
Solomon also made all the things that were in the house of God: even the golden altar, the tables with the bread of the Presence on them,
Then Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it.
"And this house will become a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by will be astonished and hiss and say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?'
These were heads of the fathers' households according to their generations, chief men who lived in Jerusalem.
The sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith.
Now the king was talking with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, "Please relate to me all the great things that Elisha has done."
Under its brim gourds went around encircling it ten to a cubit, completely surrounding the sea; the gourds were in two rows, cast with the rest.
The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was the other cherub.
Now it was while they were on the way that the report came to David, saying, "Absalom has struck down all the king's sons, and not one of them is left."
Then David said to Uriah, "Go down to your house, and wash your feet." And Uriah went out of the king's house, and a present from the king was sent out after him.
The sons of Israel did not strike them because the leaders of the congregation had sworn to them by the LORD the God of Israel. And the whole congregation grumbled against the leaders.
for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
but you have risen against my father's house today and have killed his sons, seventy men, on one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your relative--
So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, "Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests carry seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD."
"If there is any person who will not humble himself on this same day, he shall be cut off from his people.
When the lad reached the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan called after the lad and said, "Is not the arrow beyond you?"
"This is the law of the Nazirite who vows his offering to the LORD according to his separation, in addition to what else he can afford; according to his vow which he takes, so he shall do according to the law of his separation."
On that day the LORD exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; so that they revered him, just as they had revered Moses all the days of his life.
Then the firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of the earth.
'Today you shall cross over Ar, the border of Moab.
They journeyed from Jotbathah and camped at Abronah.
But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, was pleased
The sons of Israel did so and sent them outside the camp; just as the LORD had spoken to Moses, thus the sons of Israel did.
"You shall not profane My holy name, but I will be sanctified among the sons of Israel; I am the LORD who sanctifies you,
Of the sons of Benjamin, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,
"The Nile will swarm with frogs, which will come up and go into your house and into your bedroom and on your bed, and into the houses of your servants and on your people, and into your ovens and into your kneading bowls.
"Take a census of the descendants of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' households,
So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.
Moses slaughtered it and sprinkled the blood around on the altar.
'When a leader sins and unintentionally does any one of all the things which the LORD his God has commanded not to be done, and he becomes guilty,
"And he said to him, 'Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours.
I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast;
Then he said to them, "Thus may the LORD be with you, if ever I let you and your little ones go! Take heed, for evil is in your mind.
On the next day, their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem;
but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves.
"Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?
"And they will come from east and west and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God.
And there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich.
And it happened that He was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners were dining with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many of them, and they were following Him.
"Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.
"I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire and columns of smoke.
Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying,
"But go, tell His disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.'"
When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, "Then who can be saved?"
They drank the wine and praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone.
and they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the third day." And they were deeply grieved.
I saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself.
Do not rejoice, O Israel, with exultation like the nations! For you have played the harlot, forsaking your God. You have loved harlots' earnings on every threshing floor.
"For I the LORD will speak, and whatever word I speak will be performed It will no longer be delayed, for in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it," declares the Lord GOD.'"
"Thus I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their way I have brought upon their heads," declares the Lord GOD.
It came about in the sixth year, on the fifth day of the sixth month, as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell on me there.
"Even the stork in the sky Knows her seasons; And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush Observe the time of their migration; But My people do not know The ordinance of the LORD.
"Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Clap your hand, stamp your foot and say, "Alas, because of all the evil abominations of the house of Israel, which will fall by sword, famine and plague!
'Indeed, the seller will not regain what he sold as long as they both live; for the vision regarding all their multitude will not be averted, nor will any of them maintain his life by his iniquity.
Let him sit alone and be silent Since He has laid it on him.
"Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may shed tears And our eyelids flow with water.
'Like watchmen of a field they are against her round about, Because she has rebelled against Me,' declares the LORD.
From that day on, half of my servants carried on the work while half of them held the spears, the shields, the bows and the breastplates; and the captains were behind the whole house of Judah.
and I saw every work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work which has been done under the sun Even though man should seek laboriously, he will not discover; and though the wise man should say, "I know," he cannot discover.
Water wears away stones, Its torrents wash away the dust of the earth; So You destroy man's hope.
'Job speaks without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom.
and that whoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the leaders and the elders, all his possessions should be forfeited and he himself excluded from the assembly of the exiles.
Esther had not yet made known her kindred or her people, even as Mordecai had commanded her; for Esther did what Mordecai told her as she had done when under his care.
"Have I said, 'Give me something,' Or, 'Offer a bribe for me from your wealth,'
Shemaiah and Joiarib, Jedaiah,
Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, "Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!"
Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah,
Next to him the men of Jericho built, and next to them Zaccur the son of Imri built.
Some of the sons of Israel and some of the priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers and the temple servants went up to Jerusalem in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes.
'However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.
and 220 of the temple servants, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, all of them designated by name.
"We inform the king that if that city is rebuilt and the walls finished, as a result you will have no possession in the province beyond the River."
So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's palace He took everything; he even took the golden shields which Solomon had made.
When the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, "They have humbled themselves so I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some measure of deliverance, and My wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by means of Shishak.
Some of the sons of the priests prepared the mixing of the spices.
'Thus says the LORD, "You shall not go up or fight against your relatives; return every man to his house, for this thing is from Me."'" So they listened to the words of the LORD and returned from going against Jeroboam.
Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite,
So they stripped him and took his head and his armor and sent messengers around the land of the Philistines to carry the good news to their idols and to the people.
Then he said to him, "Did not my heart go with you, when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money and to receive clothes and olive groves and vineyards and sheep and oxen and male and female servants?
He permitted no man to oppress them, And He reproved kings for their sakes, saying,
Thus Jehu eradicated Baal out of Israel.
'Who among all the gods of the lands have delivered their land from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'"
Then he said, "Go, borrow vessels at large for yourself from all your neighbors, even empty vessels; do not get a few.
But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him.
The LORD was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
So he erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal which he built in Samaria.
David said to him, "Do not fear, for I will surely show kindness to you for the sake of your father Jonathan, and will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul; and you shall eat at my table regularly."
David took the shields of gold which were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"
So the king said to him, "Where is he?" And Ziba said to the king, "Behold, he is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel in Lo-debar."
and Ira the Jairite was also a priest to David.
They afflicted and crushed the sons of Israel that year; for eighteen years they afflicted all the sons of Israel who were beyond the Jordan in Gilead in the land of the Amorites.
Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
He had thirty sons, and thirty daughters whom he gave in marriage outside the family, and he brought in thirty daughters from outside for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.
'But when you unwittingly fail and do not observe all these commandments, which the LORD has spoken to Moses,
and the Beerothites fled to Gittaim and have been aliens there until this day).
and what He did to you in the wilderness until you came to this place;
Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.
Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed by stages from the wilderness of Sin, according to the command of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink.
And he said to them, "You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man unholy or unclean.
"Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?
'But your wives and your little ones and your livestock (I know that you have much livestock) shall remain in your cities which I have given you,
and he shall lay his hand on its head and slay it before the tent of meeting, and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar.
and from the sons of Israel's half, Moses took one drawn out of every fifty, both of man and of animals, and gave them to the Levites, who kept charge of the tabernacle of the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
'You are therefore to make a distinction between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean; and you shall not make yourselves detestable by animal or by bird or by anything that creeps on the ground, which I have separated for you as unclean.
And I know how such a man--whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows--
"For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little."
After they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch,
"For we have found this man a real pest and a fellow who stirs up dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.
it seemed good to us, having become of one mind, to select men to send to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the Christ.
Now it came about on the day when the LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,
They were the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing out the sons of Israel from Egypt; it was the same Moses and Aaron.
"Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow;
"You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
When they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?"
And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, "Is this not Joseph's son?"
And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
Then Jonah began to go through the city one day's walk; and he cried out and said, "Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown."
This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: "I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES; I WILL UTTER THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD."
Pilate questioned Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And He answered him, "It is as you say."
"I have loved you," says the LORD But you say, "How have You loved us?" "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the LORD "Yet I have loved Jacob;
"They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
"As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but an extension of life was granted to them for an appointed period of time.
"Therefore, I indeed will deal in wrath. My eye will have no pity nor will I spare; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet I will not listen to them."
because they had not observed My ordinances, but had rejected My statutes and had profaned My sabbaths, and their eyes were on the idols of their fathers.
'For wicked men are found among My people, They watch like fowlers lying in wait; They set a trap, They catch men.
When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became fixed,
Furthermore, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
"My inheritance has become to Me Like a lion in the forest; She has roared against Me; Therefore I have come to hate her.
"It has been made a desolation, Desolate, it mourns before Me; The whole land has been made desolate, Because no man lays it to heart.
"For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has intermingled with the peoples of the lands; indeed, the hands of the princes and the rulers have been foremost in this unfaithfulness."
He who planted the ear, does He not hear? He who formed the eye, does He not see?
"Yet even in those days," declares the LORD, "I will not make you a complete destruction.
I directed my mind to know, to investigate and to seek wisdom and an explanation, and to know the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness.
For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.
Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah, and frightened them from building,
That You examine him every morning And try him every moment?
But the plot became known to Mordecai and he told Queen Esther, and Esther informed the king in Mordecai's name.
On that day King Ahasuerus gave the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews, to Queen Esther; and Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had disclosed what he was to her.
In Ecbatana in the fortress, which is in the province of Media, a scroll was found and there was written in it as follows: "Memorandum--
Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,
'But because our fathers had provoked the God of heaven to wrath, He gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this temple and deported the people to Babylon.
of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom; of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel; of the sons of David, Hattush;
The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the lowland.
the food at his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his ministers and their attire, his cupbearers and their attire, and his stairway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, she was breathless.