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The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him.
"As for you, lie down on your left side and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel on it; you shall bear their iniquity for the number of days that you lie on it.
Do not trust in a neighbor; Do not have confidence in a friend. From her who lies in your bosom Guard your lips.
The Lord has swallowed up; He has not spared All the habitations of Jacob In His wrath He has thrown down The strongholds of the daughter of Judah; He has brought them down to the ground; He has profaned the kingdom and its princes.
Because of the sins of her prophets And the iniquities of her priests, Who have shed in her midst The blood of the righteous;
"However, if you have warned the righteous man that the righteous should not sin and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; and you have delivered yourself."
"For even your brothers and the household of your father, Even they have dealt treacherously with you, Even they have cried aloud after you Do not believe them, although they may say nice things to you."
and say, 'You, O LORD, have promised concerning this place to cut it off, so that there will be nothing dwelling in it, whether man or beast, but it will be a perpetual desolation.'
You called as in the day of an appointed feast My terrors on every side; And there was no one who escaped or survived In the day of the LORD'S anger Those whom I bore and reared, My enemy annihilated them.
But desert creatures will lie down there, And their houses will be full of owls; Ostriches also will live there, and shaggy goats will frolic there.
Its arrows are sharp and all its bows are bent; The hoofs of its horses seem like flint and its chariot wheels like a whirlwind.
"An appalling and horrible thing Has happened in the land:
"Why do you contend with Me? You have all transgressed against Me," declares the LORD.
It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.
He will die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.
Your men will fall by the sword And your mighty ones in battle.
"When I lie down I say, 'When shall I arise?' But the night continues, And I am continually tossing until dawn.
Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.
For who can eat and who can have enjoyment without Him?
"You forever overpower him and he departs; You change his appearance and send him away.
"It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how, When He overturns them in His anger;
"Does the wild donkey bray over his grass, Or does the ox low over his fodder?
So the king commanded that it should be done so; and an edict was issued in Susa, and Haman's ten sons were hanged.
So Mordecai went away and did just as Esther had commanded him.
When our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had frustrated their plan, then all of us returned to the wall, each one to his work.
After him Baruch the son of Zabbai zealously repaired another section, from the Angle to the doorway of the house of Eliashib the high priest.
"Whatever seems good to you and to your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and gold, you may do according to the will of your God.
Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,
"Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you, setting you on His throne as king for the LORD your God; because your God loved Israel establishing them forever, therefore He made you king over them, to do justice and righteousness."
and Baalath and all the storage cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for his chariots and cities for his horsemen, and all that it pleased Solomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land under his rule.
whatever prayer or supplication is made by any man or by all Your people Israel, each knowing his own affliction and his own pain, and spreading his hands toward this house,
The pails, the shovels, the forks and all its utensils, Huram-abi made of polished bronze for King Solomon for the house of the LORD.
He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath.
All the men of Israel assembled themselves to the king at the feast, that is in the seventh month.
So he was hidden with her in the house of the LORD six years, while Athaliah was reigning over the land.
Now it happened after many days that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the face of the earth."
When the queen of Sheba perceived all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,
for the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell on his sword and died.
For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, they would come in like locusts for number, both they and their camels were innumerable; and they came into the land to devastate it.
Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.
Now it came about in the third year of Hoshea, the son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah became king.
All the doorways and doorposts had squared artistic frames, and window was opposite window in three ranks.
"Hear, O kings; give ear, O rulers! I--to the LORD, I will sing, I will sing praise to the LORD, the God of Israel.
This was the design of the stands: they had borders, even borders between the frames,
And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them " And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be."
When the men of Ai turned back and looked, behold, the smoke of the city ascended to the sky, and they had no place to flee this way or that, for the people who had been fleeing to the wilderness turned against the pursuers.
Now Joab was over the whole army of Israel, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites;
When he had gone out, his servants came and looked, and behold, the doors of the roof chamber were locked; and they said, "He is only relieving himself in the cool room."
'Then the priest shall present them before the LORD and shall offer his sin offering and his burnt offering.
'Now as for the flesh of the sacrifice of his thanksgiving peace offerings, it shall be eaten on the day of his offering; he shall not leave any of it over until morning.
But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction,
Then they set out from Mount Hor by the way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the people became impatient because of the journey.
And behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him and said to him, "Come, and I will show you the man whom you are seeking." And he entered with her, and behold Sisera was lying dead with the tent peg in his temple.
"This is the offering which Aaron and his sons are to present to the LORD on the day when he is anointed; the tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a regular grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it in the evening.
'Do not fear them, for the LORD your God is the one fighting for you.'
'The priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy from the woman's hand, and he shall wave the grain offering before the LORD and bring it to the altar;
'Or if a person touches any unclean thing, whether a carcass of an unclean beast or the carcass of unclean cattle or a carcass of unclean swarming things, though it is hidden from him and he is unclean, then he will be guilty.
the king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;
Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend When Moses returned to the camp, his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.
"Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and not see the sun for a time." And immediately a mist and a darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking those who would lead him by the hand.
until the LORD gives rest to your fellow countrymen as to you, and they also possess the land which the LORD your God will give them beyond the Jordan Then you may return every man to his possession which I have given you.'
He said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" And they said to him, "No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spirit."
"You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me.
But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having won over the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead.
"If a man strikes the eye of his male or female slave, and destroys it, he shall let him go free on account of his eye.
Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and of the God-fearing proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, were urging them to continue in the grace of God.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him.
Now he arose that same night and took his two wives and his two maids and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.
Now even the first covenant had regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth with all the saints who are throughout Achaia:
"For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
Moreover, the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.
Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, where are You going?" Jesus answered, "Where I go, you cannot follow Me now; but you will follow later."
The scribe said to Him, "Right, Teacher; You have truly stated that HE IS ONE, AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BESIDES HIM;
While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak to Him.
He came up to the ram that had the two horns, which I had seen standing in front of the canal, and rushed at him in his mighty wrath.
And He spoke to the man clothed in linen and said, "Enter between the whirling wheels under the cherubim and fill your hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim and scatter them over the city." And he entered in my sight.
"Is My inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to Me? Are the birds of prey against her on every side? Go, gather all the beasts of the field, Bring them to devour!
'So it will be a reproach, a reviling, a warning and an object of horror to the nations who surround you when I execute judgments against you in anger, wrath and raging rebukes. I, the LORD, have spoken.
Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, Who dwells in the land of Uz; But the cup will come around to you as well, You will become drunk and make yourself naked.
The breath of our nostrils, the LORD'S anointed, Was captured in their pits, Of whom we had said, "Under his shadow We shall live among the nations."
Let them be yours alone And not for strangers with you.
'Your iniquities have turned these away, And your sins have withheld good from you.
and say to him, 'Take care and be calm, have no fear and do not be fainthearted because of these two stubs of smoldering firebrands, on account of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and the son of Remaliah.
"When they become waterless, they are silent, When it is hot, they vanish from their place.
"For this the earth shall mourn And the heavens above be dark, Because I have spoken, I have purposed, And I will not change My mind, nor will I turn from it."
Then the Almighty will be your gold And choice silver to you.
"As a slave who pants for the shade, And as a hired man who eagerly waits for his wages,
And her gates will lament and mourn, And deserted she will sit on the ground.
So I congratulated the dead who are already dead more than the living who are still living.
the young lady would go in to the king in this way: anything that she desired was given her to take with her from the harem to the king's palace.
Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, "You have been unfaithful and have married foreign wives adding to the guilt of Israel.
The temple servants living in Ophel made repairs as far as the front of the Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower.
Thus I purified them from everything foreign and appointed duties for the priests and the Levites, each in his task,
Malchijah the son of Rechab, the official of the district of Beth-haccherem repaired the Refuse Gate. He built it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars.
Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
the sons of Ramah and Geba, 621;
Then she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold and a very great amount of spices and precious stones; there had never been spice like that which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
the sons of Kiriath-arim, Chephirah and Beeroth, 743;
and Hashabiah and Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, with his brothers and their sons, 20 men;
When the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, the house which he had built,
"How blessed are your men, how blessed are these your servants who stand before you continually and hear your wisdom.
So he went with them; and when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees.
Now figures like oxen were under it and all around it, ten cubits, entirely encircling the sea. The oxen were in two rows, cast in one piece.
"And you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all these vessels, and you shall set aside what is full."
just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the sons of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of uncut stones on which no man had wielded an iron tool; and they offered burnt offerings on it to the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.
The king said to Hazael, "Take a gift in your hand and go to meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD by him, saying, 'Will I recover from this sickness?'"
"And they will say, 'Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them, therefore the LORD has brought all this adversity on them.'"
So Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-maacah and all Chinneroth, besides all the land of Naphtali.
then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, just as I promised to your father David, saying, 'You shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'
Then it happened as often as the king entered the house of the LORD, that the guards would carry them and would bring them back into the guards' room.
The men in ambush rose quickly from their place, and when he had stretched out his hand, they ran and entered the city and captured it, and they quickly set the city on fire.
Then he spoke to his sons, saying, "Saddle the donkey for me." And they saddled it.
Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth-aven, east of Bethel, and said to them, "Go up and spy out the land." So the men went up and spied out Ai.
Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maacathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,
Again he prostrated himself and said, "What is your servant, that you should regard a dead dog like me?"
'The priest shall take the ram's shoulder when it has been boiled, and one unleavened cake out of the basket and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them on the hands of the Nazirite after he has shaved his dedicated hair.
Then David came to Nob to Ahimelech the priest; and Ahimelech came trembling to meet David and said to him, "Why are you alone and no one with you?"
And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new " And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true."
So he said to Jether his firstborn, "Rise, kill them." But the youth did not draw his sword, for he was afraid, because he was still a youth.
So Joshua made himself flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.
But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion's mouth.
So the LORD was with Joshua, and his fame was in all the land.
'Of the first of your dough you shall lift up a cake as an offering; as the offering of the threshing floor, so you shall lift it up.
The magicians did the same with their secret arts, making frogs come up on the land of Egypt.
He put the tunic on him and girded him with the sash, and clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him; and he girded him with the artistic band of the ephod, with which he tied it to him.
'And forgive us our sins, For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.'"
It came about when the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD had come up from the middle of the Jordan, and the soles of the priests' feet were lifted up to the dry ground, that the waters of the Jordan returned to their place, and went over all its banks as before.
that you will do us no harm, just as we have not touched you and have done to you nothing but good and have sent you away in peace. You are now the blessed of the LORD.'"
'This is the law of jealousy: when a wife, being under the authority of her husband, goes astray and defiles herself,
Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,
In the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, there were 8,600, performing the duties of the sanctuary.
"We must go a three days' journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as He commands us."
He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.
Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.
and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now His witnesses to the people.
But Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed, and turning to the body, he said, "Tabitha, arise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
The angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.
Simon Peter then, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave's name was Malchus.
"And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.
And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The chief magistrates have sent to release you Therefore come out now and go in peace."
"When they had carried out all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the cross and laid Him in a tomb.
Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven.
and from inside he answers and says, 'Do not bother me; the door has already been shut and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.'
"Yet wisdom is vindicated by all her children."
As Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant-girls of the high priest came,
And he got up and went home.
"But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full.
Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples; and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and also from Judea,
I saw him come beside the ram, and he was enraged at him; and he struck the ram and shattered his two horns, and the ram had no strength to withstand him. So he hurled him to the ground and trampled on him, and there was none to rescue the ram from his power.
But I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I have never been defiled; for from my youth until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has any unclean meat ever entered my mouth."
Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the sea and came to His own city.
"From the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.
The Lord GOD of hosts, The One who touches the land so that it melts, And all those who dwell in it mourn, And all of it rises up like the Nile And subsides like the Nile of Egypt;
"Therefore, son of man, prepare for yourself baggage for exile and go into exile by day in their sight; even go into exile from your place to another place in their sight. Perhaps they will understand though they are a rebellious house.
'Thus My anger will be spent and I will satisfy My wrath on them, and I will be appeased; then they will know that I, the LORD, have spoken in My zeal when I have spent My wrath upon them.
He said to me, "Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you " Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth.
Then the LORD said, "Thus will the sons of Israel eat their bread unclean among the nations where I will banish them."
Their heart cried out to the Lord, "O wall of the daughter of Zion, Let your tears run down like a river day and night; Give yourself no relief, Let your eyes have no rest.
As for all the hills which used to be cultivated with the hoe, you will not go there for fear of briars and thorns; but they will become a place for pasturing oxen and for sheep to trample.
"I have made you an assayer and a tester among My people, That you may know and assay their way."
for before the boy knows how to cry out 'My father' or 'My mother,' the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria."
Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hunter's hand And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
I tested all this with wisdom, and I said, "I will be wise," but it was far from me.
Because all his days his task is painful and grievous; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is vanity.
It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man Than for one to listen to the song of fools.
Whatever exists has already been named, and it is known what man is; for he cannot dispute with him who is stronger than he is.
"At whatever place you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us."
and 20 gold bowls worth 1,000 darics, and two utensils of fine shiny bronze, precious as gold.
Next to him Ezer the son of Jeshua, the official of Mizpah, repaired another section in front of the ascent of the armory at the Angle.
"If your sons sinned against Him, Then He delivered them into the power of their transgression.
And they observed the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy, for the LORD had caused them to rejoice, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria toward them to encourage them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah,
So He said, "Go forth and stand on the mountain before the LORD " And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
Elisha saw it and cried out, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!" And he saw Elijah no more Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.
namely, from their descendants who were left after them in the land whom the sons of Israel had not destroyed, them Solomon raised as forced laborers to this day.
The water flowed around the altar and he also filled the trench with water.
So Hanun took David's servants and shaved off half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle as far as their hips, and sent them away.
The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. And the sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur.
"Two parts of you, even all who go out on the sabbath, shall also keep watch over the house of the LORD for the king.
Hur became the father of Uri, and Uri became the father of Bezalel.
"If we say, 'We will enter the city,' then the famine is in the city and we will die there; and if we sit here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us go over to the camp of the Arameans. If they spare us, we will live; and if they kill us, we will but die."
Then he went up to the altar which he had made in Bethel on the fifteenth day in the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised in his own heart; and he instituted a feast for the sons of Israel and went up to the altar to burn incense.
Micaiah said, "If you indeed return safely the LORD has not spoken by me " And he said, "Listen, all you people."
Thus also he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.
"Also seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.
Now each stand had four bronze wheels with bronze axles, and its four feet had supports; beneath the basin were cast supports with wreaths at each side.
He overlaid the floor of the house with gold, inner and outer sanctuaries.
When they told it to David, he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly humiliated. And the king said, "Stay at Jericho until your beards grow, and then return."
in order to change the appearance of things your servant Joab has done this thing. But my lord is wise, like the wisdom of the angel of God, to know all that is in the earth."
When they blew 300 trumpets, the LORD set the sword of one against another even throughout the whole army; and the army fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Zererah, as far as the edge of Abel-meholah, by Tabbath.
"If there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your towns in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother;
Also for the house he made windows with artistic frames.
The king said to Barzillai, "You cross over with me and I will sustain you in Jerusalem with me."
The LORD said to Gideon, "I will deliver you with the 300 men who lapped and will give the Midianites into your hands; so let all the other people go, each man to his home."
Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar.
When Joab came out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David did not know it.
'Are they not finding, are they not dividing the spoil? A maiden, two maidens for every warrior; To Sisera a spoil of dyed work, A spoil of dyed work embroidered, Dyed work of double embroidery on the neck of the spoiler?'
Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven,
Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, "Rise up yourself, and fall on us; for as the man, so is his strength." So Gideon arose and killed Zebah and Zalmunna, and took the crescent ornaments which were on their camels' necks.
Then they came to the valley of Eshcol and from there cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes; and they carried it on a pole between two men, with some of the pomegranates and the figs.
"Thus you shall do to them, for their cleansing: sprinkle purifying water on them, and let them use a razor over their whole body and wash their clothes, and they will be clean.
"The responsibility of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest is the oil for the light and the fragrant incense and the continual grain offering and the anointing oil--the responsibility of all the tabernacle and of all that is in it, with the sanctuary and its furnishings."
He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
'But if the woman has not defiled herself and is clean, she will then be free and conceive children.
the sons of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone. So Moses would replace the veil over his face until he went in to speak with Him.
Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Take for yourselves handfuls of soot from a kiln, and let Moses throw it toward the sky in the sight of Pharaoh.
the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.
I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.
Then Moses said, "Behold, I am going out from you, and I shall make supplication to the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people tomorrow; only do not let Pharaoh deal deceitfully again in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD."
The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward;
"For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time."
And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.
So they removed the stone Then Jesus raised His eyes, and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
It was the same Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "Bring out the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their hosts."
to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life And who is adequate for these things?
Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands.
A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel."
Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
Greet Andronicus and Junias, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners, who are outstanding among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.
"Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?"
For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established;
But we, going ahead to the ship, set sail for Assos, intending from there to take Paul on board; for so he had arranged it, intending himself to go by land.
For some were supposing, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, "Buy the things we have need of for the feast"; or else, that he should give something to the poor.
"Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem?
and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.
"Behold, I have told you in advance.
For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind And declares to man what are His thoughts, He who makes dawn into darkness And treads on the high places of the earth, The LORD God of hosts is His name.
A young man was following Him, wearing nothing but a linen sheet over his naked body; and they seized him.
"And he answered, 'I will not'; but afterward he regretted it and went.
They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointed princes, but I did not know it With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves, That they might be cut off.
Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, the height of which was sixty cubits and its width six cubits; he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.
Then the angel who was speaking with me went out and said to me, "Lift up now your eyes and see what this is going forth."
"My people, what have I done to you, And how have I wearied you? Answer Me.
"Because you disheartened the righteous with falsehood when I did not cause him grief, but have encouraged the wicked not to turn from his wicked way and preserve his life,
Then the glory of the LORD departed from the threshold of the temple and stood over the cherubim.
As for the likeness of their faces, they were the same faces whose appearance I had seen by the river Chebar. Each one went straight ahead.
'Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich.
"Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with caresses.
"Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "None of My words will be delayed any longer. Whatever word I speak will be performed,"'" declares the Lord GOD.
"This city will not be a pot for you, nor will you be flesh in the midst of it, but I will judge you to the border of Israel.
For the brokenness of the daughter of my people I am broken; I mourn, dismay has taken hold of me.
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place.
But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.
"But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you will say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD ' He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.
And you, O desolate one, what will you do? Although you dress in scarlet, Although you decorate yourself with ornaments of gold, Although you enlarge your eyes with paint, In vain you make yourself beautiful Your lovers despise you; They seek your life.
Should your springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets?
"It shall come about when they say, 'Why has the LORD our God done all these things to us?' then you shall say to them, 'As you have forsaken Me and served foreign gods in your land, so you will serve strangers in a land that is not yours.'
How long must I see the standard And hear the sound of the trumpet?
Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips.
The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, For his hands refuse to work;
He read from it before the square which was in front of the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of men and women, those who could understand; and all the people were attentive to the book of the law.
Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.
Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, For to You I pray.
So we carried on the work with half of them holding spears from dawn until the stars appeared.
"Oh that my grief were actually weighed And laid in the balances together with my calamity!
"My friends are my scoffers; My eye weeps to God.
"The rest of the needs for the house of your God, for which you may have occasion to provide, provide for it from the royal treasury.
After him their brothers carried out repairs under Bavvai the son of Henadad, official of the other half of the district of Keilah.
"So we boiled my son and ate him; and I said to her on the next day, 'Give your son, that we may eat him'; but she has hidden her son."
At that time Tattenai, the governor of the province beyond the River, and Shethar-bozenai and their colleagues came to them and spoke to them thus, "Who issued you a decree to rebuild this temple and to finish this structure?"
"Nevertheless I did not believe the reports, until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. You exceed in wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard.
Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them.
"Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,
'For the whole house of Ahab shall perish, and I will cut off from Ahab every male person both bond and free in Israel.
The sons of Ram, the firstborn of Jerahmeel, were Maaz, Jamin and Eker.
The mother of the lad said, "As the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." And he arose and followed her.
It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east; and the sea was set on top of them, and all their rear parts turned inward.
"Please run now to meet her and say to her, 'Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?'" And she answered, "It is well."
The LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the valiant warriors.
Now Barzillai was very old, being eighty years old; and he had sustained the king while he stayed at Mahanaim, for he was a very great man.
They waited until they became anxious; but behold, he did not open the doors of the roof chamber. Therefore they took the key and opened them, and behold, their master had fallen to the floor dead.
"It shall not seem hard to you when you set him free, for he has given you six years with double the service of a hired man; so the LORD your God will bless you in whatever you do.
Then Joab came to the king and said, "What have you done? Behold, Abner came to you; why then have you sent him away and he is already gone?
Then Ibzan died and was buried in Bethlehem.
Now Gideon had seventy sons who were his direct descendants, for he had many wives.
'Not one of these men, this evil generation, shall see the good land which I swore to give your fathers,
'The priest shall have her take an oath and shall say to the woman, "If no man has lain with you and if you have not gone astray into uncleanness, being under the authority of your husband, be immune to this water of bitterness that brings a curse;
so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.
Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.
Thus did Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the sons of Israel to the Levites; according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so the sons of Israel did to them.
but what is left over from the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burned with fire.
On the second day Nethanel the son of Zuar, leader of Issachar, presented an offering;
'You are not to eat any blood, either of bird or animal, in any of your dwellings.
"He shall make restitution for that which he has sinned against the holy thing, and shall add to it a fifth part of it and give it to the priest The priest shall then make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering, and it will be forgiven him.
and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil.
By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;
For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever.
'He shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar which is before the LORD in the tent of meeting; and all the blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering which is at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison,
And, "YOU, LORD, IN THE BEGINNING LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;
but he who paid no regard to the word of the LORD left his servants and his livestock in the field.
But Moses said, "It is not right to do so, for we will sacrifice to the LORD our God what is an abomination to the Egyptians. If we sacrifice what is an abomination to the Egyptians before their eyes, will they not then stone us?
For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.
but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,
But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean From now on I will go to the Gentiles."
Be on guard against him yourself, for he vigorously opposed our teaching.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus,
for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
For He had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
And there he spent three months, and when a plot was formed against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia.
When the jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
And having spent some time there, he left and passed successively through the Galatian region and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.
When they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.
And they said to Him, "The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers, the disciples of the Pharisees also do the same, but Yours eat and drink."
"The gospel must first be preached to all the nations.
John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist, and his diet was locusts and wild honey.
and led Him to Annas first; for he was father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.
"But I gave you also cleanness of teeth in all your cities And lack of bread in all your places, Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.
His disciples said, "Lo, now You are speaking plainly and are not using a figure of speech.
And He was saying to them, "You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.
Two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him.
When the cherubim departed, they lifted their wings and rose up from the earth in my sight with the wheels beside them; and they stood still at the entrance of the east gate of the LORD'S house, and the glory of the God of Israel hovered over them.
"My flesh is clothed with worms and a crust of dirt, My skin hardens and runs.
"But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die.
He stretched out the form of a hand and caught me by a lock of my head; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the idol of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy, was located.
therefore, you women will no longer see false visions or practice divination, and I will deliver My people out of your hand Thus you will know that I am the LORD."
Then I told the exiles all the things that the LORD had shown me.
Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,
"The measuring line will go out farther straight ahead to the hill Gareb; then it will turn to Goah.
For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground, And do not sow among thorns.
Ezra the scribe stood at a wooden podium which they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand; and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam on his left hand.
"And I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But they said, 'We will not listen.'
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is prevalent among men--
I have seen all the living under the sun throng to the side of the second lad who replaces him.
"For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; Therefore my words have been rash.
"Yet all of this does not satisfy me every time I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."
So Haman took the robe and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and led him on horseback through the city square, and proclaimed before him, "Thus it shall be done to the man whom the king desires to honor."
'Also the gold and silver utensils of the house of God which Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, and brought them to the temple of Babylon, these King Cyrus took from the temple of Babylon and they were given to one whose name was Sheshbazzar, whom he had appointed governor.
Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them ten of their brothers;
"You, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God which is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges that they may judge all the people who are in the province beyond the River, even all those who know the laws of your God; and you may teach anyone who is ignorant of them.
with whom the LORD made a covenant and commanded them, saying, "You shall not fear other gods, nor bow down yourselves to them nor serve them nor sacrifice to them.
So the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, "The LORD is righteous."
"Nevertheless I did not believe their reports until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half of the greatness of your wisdom was not told me. You surpass the report that I heard.
She said to her mistress, "I wish that my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his leprosy."
And when he humbled himself, the anger of the LORD turned away from him, so as not to destroy him completely; and also conditions were good in Judah.
Then King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place and committed them to the care of the commanders of the guard who guarded the door of the king's house.
Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,
"You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
'All the days of his separation he shall not eat anything that is produced by the grape vine, from the seeds even to the skin.
"May it fall on the head of Joab and on all his father's house; and may there not fail from the house of Joab one who has a discharge, or who is a leper, or who takes hold of a distaff, or who falls by the sword, or who lacks bread."
in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
The priest gave to the captains of hundreds the spears and shields that had been King David's, which were in the house of the LORD.
select the best and fittest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house."
The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;
And the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?"
Then he said to them, "Depart for three days, then return to me." So the people departed.
Then Saul and all the people who were with him rallied and came to the battle; and behold, every man's sword was against his fellow, and there was very great confusion.
"They looked, but there was none to save; Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.
They struck down at that time about ten thousand Moabites, all robust and valiant men; and no one escaped.
They took them from inside the tent and brought them to Joshua and to all the sons of Israel, and they poured them out before the LORD.
So Joshua commanded the priests, saying, "Come up from the Jordan."
"Take for yourselves twelve men from the people, one man from each tribe,
"You shall consecrate to the LORD your God all the firstborn males that are born of your herd and of your flock; you shall not work with the firstborn of your herd, nor shear the firstborn of your flock.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Moses slaughtered it and took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron's right ear, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.
'Every male among the sons of Aaron may eat it; it is a permanent ordinance throughout your generations, from the offerings by fire to the LORD Whoever touches them will become consecrated.'"
"Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch.
Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you mount the lamps, the seven lamps will give light in the front of the lampstand.'"
their numbered men of the tribe of Manasseh were 32,200.
Then the LORD smote the people, because of what they did with the calf which Aaron had made.
in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
He also washed the entrails and the legs, and offered them up in smoke with the burnt offering on the altar.
'Then he is to bring out the bull to a place outside the camp and burn it as he burned the first bull; it is the sin offering for the assembly.
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.
Then the LORD said to Noah, "Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time.
He made a screen for the doorway of the tent, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver;
"We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles;
"And he said to him, 'Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.'
"You shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before Me at all times.
For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
So all the Egyptians dug around the Nile for water to drink, for they could not drink of the water of the Nile.
"But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.
So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present.
"You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron shall speak to Pharaoh that he let the sons of Israel go out of his land.
We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:
And when they did not agree with one another, they began leaving after Paul had spoken one parting word, "The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers,
But someone will say, "How are the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come?"
But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.
and they have been told about you, that you are teaching all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs.
he said, "I will give you a hearing after your accusers arrive also," giving orders for him to be kept in Herod's Praetorium.
And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they counted up the price of them and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
and he said, "I called out of my distress to the LORD, And He answered me I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; You heard my voice.
"Though they hide on the summit of Carmel, I will search them out and take them from there; And though they conceal themselves from My sight on the floor of the sea, From there I will command the serpent and it will bite them.
"These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from stumbling.
One of the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet
Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,
"If I alone testify about Myself, My testimony is not true.
And Jesus said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate?
The best of them is like a briar, The most upright like a thorn hedge The day when you post your watchmen, Your punishment will come Then their confusion will occur.
The LORD changed His mind about this. "It shall not be," said the LORD.
Then I looked, and behold, four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside each cherub; and the appearance of the wheels was like the gleam of a Tarshish stone.
Although I trained and strengthened their arms, Yet they devise evil against Me.
But if you will not listen to it, My soul will sob in secret for such pride; And my eyes will bitterly weep And flow down with tears, Because the flock of the LORD has been taken captive.
When I would heal Israel, The iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered, And the evil deeds of Samaria, For they deal falsely; The thief enters in, Bandits raid outside,
Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol.
"Son of man, behold, the house of Israel is saying, 'The vision that he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies of times far off.'
And all the people know it, That is, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, Asserting in pride and in arrogance of heart:
And it will growl over it in that day like the roaring of the sea If one looks to the land, behold, there is darkness and distress; Even the light is darkened by its clouds.
He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair; He lurks to catch the afflicted; He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net.
He says to himself, "I will not be moved; Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity."
His ways prosper at all times; Your judgments are on high, out of his sight; As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.
"And I will bring you out of the midst of the city and deliver you into the hands of strangers and execute judgments against you.
Its roaring is like a lioness, and it roars like young lions; It growls as it seizes the prey And carries it off with no one to deliver it.
For you also have realized that you likewise have many times cursed others.
'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?
"In the first year of King Cyrus, Cyrus the king issued a decree: 'Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the temple, the place where sacrifices are offered, be rebuilt and let its foundations be retained, its height being 60 cubits and its width 60 cubits;
If you are pure and upright, Surely now He would rouse Himself for you And restore your righteous estate.
'For he adds rebellion to his sin; He claps his hands among us, And multiplies his words against God.'"
'He said to him, "Take these utensils, go and deposit them in the temple in Jerusalem and let the house of God be rebuilt in its place."
After him Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, repaired another section. After him Meshullam the son of Berechiah carried out repairs in front of his own quarters.
"Then take the flask of oil and pour it on his head and say, 'Thus says the LORD, "I have anointed you king over Israel."' Then open the door and flee and do not wait."
As often as the king entered the house of the LORD, the guards came and carried them and then brought them back into the guards' room.
"Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, 'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.
It came about the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.
But Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole in its lid and put it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD; and the priests who guarded the threshold put in it all the money which was brought into the house of the LORD.
He said to them, "Look at me and do likewise. And behold, when I come to the outskirts of the camp, do as I do.
"How blessed are your men, how blessed are these your servants who stand before you continually and hear your wisdom.
Now in the eleventh year of Joram, the son of Ahab, Ahaziah became king over Judah.
'Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them.'
Now there was no king in Edom; a deputy was king.
Therefore David said to Ittai, "Go and pass over." So Ittai the Gittite passed over with all his men and all the little ones who were with him.
For all the people who came out were circumcised, but all the people who were born in the wilderness along the way as they came out of Egypt had not been circumcised.
Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.
men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.
For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.
"Command the priests who carry the ark of the testimony that they come up from the Jordan."
Now the LORD spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they had approached the presence of the LORD and died.
"Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.
And Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at Him.
"But I have taken the Levites instead of every firstborn among the sons of Israel.
So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.
and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.
but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
just as the sons of Esau who live in Seir and the Moabites who live in Ar did for me, until I cross over the Jordan into the land which the LORD our God is giving to us.'
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
'So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the LORD.
And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs;
When he had cut the ram into its pieces, Moses offered up the head and the pieces and the suet in smoke.
'He shall lay his hand on the head of the male goat and slay it in the place where they slay the burnt offering before the LORD; it is a sin offering.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your hand with your staff over the rivers, over the streams and over the pools, and make frogs come up on the land of Egypt.'"
Seven days passed after the LORD had struck the Nile.
Then Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years after he became the father of Lamech, and he had other sons and daughters.
The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families.
for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him';
Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that there she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
"I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."
"But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;
"For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
"What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.
"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."
"I will bring them back from the land of Egypt And gather them from Assyria; And I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon Until no room can be found for them.
"Thus you are different from those women in your harlotries, in that no one plays the harlot as you do, because you give money and no money is given you; thus you are different."
Each one had four faces and each one four wings, and beneath their wings was the form of human hands.
"Now the crown will become a reminder in the temple of the LORD to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah and Hen the son of Zephaniah.
So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll.
How dark the gold has become, How the pure gold has changed! The sacred stones are poured out At the corner of every street.
Thus says the LORD, "Behold, a people is coming from the north land, And a great nation will be aroused from the remote parts of the earth.
And my soul is greatly dismayed; But You, O LORD--how long?
For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an adulteress And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations will worship before You.
Therefore, thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am laying stumbling blocks before this people And they will stumble against them, Fathers and sons together; Neighbor and friend will perish."
Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.
"Declare this in the house of Jacob And proclaim it in Judah, saying,
A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on.
Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Have a gallows fifty cubits high made and in the morning ask the king to have Mordecai hanged on it; then go joyfully with the king to the banquet." And the advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.
"It is all one; therefore I say, 'He destroys the guiltless and the wicked.'
even up to 100 talents of silver, 100 kors of wheat, 100 baths of wine, 100 baths of oil, and salt as needed.
'Then that Sheshbazzar came and laid the foundations of the house of God in Jerusalem; and from then until now it has been under construction and it is not yet completed.'
He went as far as the king's gate, for no one was to enter the king's gate clothed in sackcloth.
also their brothers Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
The LORD said, "I will remove Judah also from My sight, as I have removed Israel And I will cast off Jerusalem, this city which I have chosen, and the temple of which I said, 'My name shall be there.'"
"Beware of being negligent in carrying out this matter; why should damage increase to the detriment of the kings?"
He captured the fortified cities of Judah and came as far as Jerusalem.
Then she said to the king, "It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.
He said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give you ten tribes
I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us--
"So, now issue a decree to make these men stop work, that this city may not be rebuilt until a decree is issued by me.
He commanded them, saying, "This is the thing that you shall do: one third of you, who come in on the sabbath and keep watch over the king's house
"He makes my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me on my high places.
For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.
"Please forgive the transgression of your maidservant; for the LORD will certainly make for my lord an enduring house, because my lord is fighting the battles of the LORD, and evil will not be found in you all your days.
When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army, the mighty men.
Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him in front and in the rear, he selected from all the choice men of Israel, and arrayed them against the Arameans.
Then Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the LORD had spoken to him; and because he was too afraid of his father's household and the men of the city to do it by day, he did it by night.
"They shall also put on it all its utensils by which they serve in connection with it: the firepans, the forks and shovels and the basins, all the utensils of the altar; and they shall spread a cover of porpoise skin over it and insert its poles.
But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
'I then will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and heap your remains on the remains of your idols, for My soul shall abhor you.
'When anyone touches anything unclean, whether human uncleanness, or an unclean animal, or any unclean detestable thing, and eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings which belong to the LORD, that person shall be cut off from his people.'"
So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.
'But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him, for he shall go across at the head of this people, and he will give them as an inheritance the land which you will see.'
their numbered men of the tribe of Ephraim were 40,500.
'Or if a person swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do evil or to do good, in whatever matter a man may speak thoughtlessly with an oath, and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty in one of these.
'Then the anointed priest is to bring some of the blood of the bull to the tent of meeting;
What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction?
The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east.
and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume.
For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake.
"And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as He did upon us at the beginning.
"God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible,
And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
For He did not subject to angels the world to come, concerning which we are speaking.
Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,
"Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.
But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began devoting himself completely to the word, solemnly testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
"And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, 'I repent,' forgive him."
thus invalidating the word of God by your tradition which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that."
And when they heard it they began glorifying God; and they said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the Law;
for I have five brothers--in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
and Annas the high priest was there, and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of high-priestly descent.
"For this reason also the wisdom of God said, 'I will send to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and some they will persecute,
Jesus said to him, "You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you will see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN."
When He approached Bethphage and Bethany, near the mount that is called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples,
"The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
"For many are called, but few are chosen."
And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"
"You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The ruby, the topaz and the diamond; The beryl, the onyx and the jasper; The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald; And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, Was in you. On the day that you were created They were prepared.
who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish,
"At the end time the king of the South will collide with him, and the king of the North will storm against him with chariots, with horsemen and with many ships; and he will enter countries, overflow them and pass through.
being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,
'The merchants among the peoples hiss at you; You have become terrified And you will cease to be forever.'"'"
"When you built your shrine at the beginning of every street and made your high place in every square, in disdaining money, you were not like a harlot.
And you will swear, 'As the LORD lives,' In truth, in justice and in righteousness; Then the nations will bless themselves in Him, And in Him they will glory."
"You will fall by the sword I will judge you to the border of Israel; so you shall know that I am the LORD.
And the word of the LORD came to me saying,
For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart.
I will give thanks to the LORD according to His righteousness And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
"The paths of their course wind along, They go up into nothing and perish.
For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart.
After him Malchijah, one of the goldsmiths, carried out repairs as far as the house of the temple servants and of the merchants, in front of the Inspection Gate and as far as the upper room of the corner.
"I am now eighty years old Can I distinguish between good and bad? Or can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? Or can I hear anymore the voice of singing men and women? Why then should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?
"Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.
Therefore I completely despaired of all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun.
And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by acting wisely under the sun This too is vanity.
I also applied myself to the work on this wall; we did not buy any land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.
"While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease."
When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king extended to Esther the golden scepter which was in his hand. So Esther came near and touched the top of the scepter.
After them the Tekoites repaired another section in front of the great projecting tower and as far as the wall of Ophel.
Solomon reigned forty years in Jerusalem over all Israel.
"A decree has been issued by me, and a search has been made and it has been discovered that that city has risen up against the kings in past days, that rebellion and revolt have been perpetrated in it,
and build an altar to the LORD your God on the top of this stronghold in an orderly manner, and take a second bull and offer a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah which you shall cut down."
It came about at the end of three days after they had made a covenant with them, that they heard that they were neighbors and that they were living within their land.
He went and found his body thrown on the road with the donkey and the lion standing beside the body; the lion had not eaten the body nor torn the donkey.
Afterward when David heard it, he said, "I and my kingdom are innocent before the LORD forever of the blood of Abner the son of Ner.
Mephibosheth said to the king, "Let him even take it all, since my lord the king has come safely to his own house."
Saul was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty two years over Israel.
This is the reason why Joshua circumcised them: all the people who came out of Egypt who were males, all the men of war, died in the wilderness along the way after they came out of Egypt.
'The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.
Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.
and command them, saying, 'Take up for yourselves twelve stones from here out of the middle of the Jordan, from the place where the priests' feet are standing firm, and carry them over with you and lay them down in the lodging place where you will lodge tonight.'"
"You shall surely tithe all the produce from what you sow, which comes out of the field every year.
These are the sons of Benjamin according to their families; and those who were numbered of them were 45,600.
He then placed the breastpiece on him, and in the breastpiece he put the Urim and the Thummim.
Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,
The Levites, too, purified themselves from sin and washed their clothes; and Aaron presented them as a wave offering before the LORD. Aaron also made atonement for them to cleanse them.
The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.
Now the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that hail may fall on all the land of Egypt, on man and on beast and on every plant of the field, throughout the land of Egypt."
one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
And when Paul and Barnabas had great dissension and debate with them, the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this issue.
Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?
Because of the tender mercy of our God, With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
"He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice So this joy of mine has been made full.
Noah did according to all that the LORD had commanded him.
"He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
Then Pharaoh turned and went into his house with no concern even for this.
"And he cried out and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.'
And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.
Erastus remained at Corinth, but Trophimus I left sick at Miletus.
"I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.
"If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you
and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.
Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
"For indeed, the Son of Man is going as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!"
They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice,
When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?"
On one of the days while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders confronted Him,
And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, "Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven."
But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king's choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself.
But He answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet;
When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus, falling on his knees before Him and saying,
And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.
"Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him.
Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,
"Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."
"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
'They are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor.
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'
Moreover, the pride of Israel testifies against him, And Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah also has stumbled with them.
"They will incite a crowd against you and they will stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords.
"The prince who is among them will load his baggage on his shoulder in the dark and go out. They will dig a hole through the wall to bring it out. He will cover his face so that he can not see the land with his eyes.
Now the cherubim were standing on the right side of the temple when the man entered, and the cloud filled the inner court.
The Spirit then entered me and made me stand on my feet, and He spoke with me and said to me, "Go, shut yourself up in your house.
Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids;
Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up.
"As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols, Whose graven images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
"You shall say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, "Do men fall and not get up again? Does one turn away and not repent?
'Because Aram, with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has planned evil against you, saying,
No one in it is weary or stumbles, None slumbers or sleeps; Nor is the belt at its waist undone, Nor its sandal strap broken.
"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"
"He may flee from the iron weapon, But the bronze bow will pierce him.
"He said, 'I will go and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' Then He said, 'You are to entice him and prevail also. Go and do so.'
the sons of Binnui, 648;
then I put Hanani my brother, and Hananiah the commander of the fortress, in charge of Jerusalem, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.
After him Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz repaired another section, from the doorway of Eliashib's house even as far as the end of his house.
son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahitub,
"Now if it pleases the king, let a search be conducted in the king's treasure house, which is there in Babylon, if it be that a decree was issued by King Cyrus to rebuild this house of God at Jerusalem; and let the king send to us his decision concerning this matter."
Then all the elders of Israel came, and the Levites took up the ark.
Then 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?"
So he said to them, "What counsel do you give that we may answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, 'Lighten the yoke which your father put on us'?"
Then Menahem exacted the money from Israel, even from all the mighty men of wealth, from each man fifty shekels of silver to pay the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria returned and did not remain there in the land.
But he said to them, "What have I done now in comparison with you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer?
"But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.
"Know then that there shall fall to the earth nothing of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spoke concerning the house of Ahab, for the LORD has done what He spoke through His servant Elijah."
They arose at twilight to go to the camp of the Arameans; when they came to the outskirts of the camp of the Arameans, behold, there was no one there.
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house.
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
Then Gideon and the 300 men who were with him came to the Jordan and crossed over, weary yet pursuing.
"The mountains quaked at the presence of the LORD, This Sinai, at the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel.
Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path of the vineyards, with a wall on this side and a wall on that side.
He hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening; and at sunset Joshua gave command and they took his body down from the tree and threw it at the entrance of the city gate, and raised over it a great heap of stones that stands to this day.
"It is to be a sabbath of complete rest to you, and you shall humble your souls; on the ninth of the month at evening, from evening until evening you shall keep your sabbath."
So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!
So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent; and behold, it was concealed in his tent with the silver underneath it.
so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
"Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice,
But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it upon both their shoulders and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were turned away, so that they did not see their father's nakedness.
Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep.
'You will sell me food for money so that I may eat, and give me water for money so that I may drink, only let me pass through on foot,
and the priest shall take a handful of the grain offering as its memorial offering and offer it up in smoke on the altar, and afterward he shall make the woman drink the water.
'Let me pass through your land, I will travel only on the highway; I will not turn aside to the right or to the left.
He then put all these on the hands of Aaron and on the hands of his sons and presented them as a wave offering before the LORD.
I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.
'But as for you, turn around and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.'
'Moreover, the man will be free from guilt, but that woman shall bear her guilt.'"
'But if the sacrifice of his offering is a votive or a freewill offering, it shall be eaten on the day that he offers his sacrifice, and on the next day what is left of it may be eaten;
So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
The LORD came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and the LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.
And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
For there is no partiality with God.
All the men of his household, who were born in the house or bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.
The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.
But the Jews who disbelieved stirred up the minds of the Gentiles and embittered them against the brethren.
that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed.
Now this man had four virgin daughters who were prophetesses.
Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!"
"HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; And sent away the rich empty-handed.
And He could do no miracle there except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.
Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, "I am willing; be cleansed."
And He said to them, "No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, 'Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.'"
"Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
And He said to them, "This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer."
"But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
"For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea.
"Those who are far off will come and build the temple of the LORD " Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you And it will take place if you completely obey the LORD your God.
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel saw a dream and visions in his mind as he lay on his bed; then he wrote the dream down and related the following summary of it.
Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub to the threshold of the temple, and the temple was filled with the cloud and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the LORD.
He has rejected your calf, O Samaria, saying, "My anger burns against them!" How long will they be incapable of innocence?
"As for you, son of man, take a sharp sword; take and use it as a barber's razor on your head and beard Then take scales for weighing and divide the hair.
The oracle of the word of the LORD to Israel through Malachi.
Hear this, O elders, And listen, all inhabitants of the land Has anything like this happened in your days Or in your fathers' days?
Or can a man walk on hot coals And his feet not be scorched?
who say, 'The time is not near to build houses. This city is the pot and we are the flesh.'
Restore us to You, O LORD, that we may be restored; Renew our days as of old,
He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the hiding places he kills the innocent; His eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate.
That you may observe discretion And your lips may reserve knowledge.
"I have listened and heard, They have spoken what is not right; No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, 'What have I done?' Everyone turned to his course, Like a horse charging into the battle.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.
For all His ordinances were before me, And I did not put away His statutes from me.
"Now a word was brought to me stealthily, And my ear received a whisper of it.
Palal the son of Uzai made repairs in front of the Angle and the tower projecting from the upper house of the king, which is by the court of the guard. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh made repairs.
Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah. These were the priests.
After them Benjamin and Hasshub carried out repairs in front of their house. After them Azariah the son of Maaseiah, son of Ananiah, carried out repairs beside his house.
"Your father made our yoke hard; now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you."
He said to them, "Return to me again in three days." So the people departed.
They put his armor in the house of their gods and fastened his head in the house of Dagon.
So they sent and summoned him. When Jeroboam and all Israel came, they spoke to Rehoboam, saying,
Only the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places He built the upper gate of the house of the LORD.
When they saw that there was much money in the chest, the king's scribe and the high priest came up and tied it in bags and counted the money which was found in the house of the LORD.
Naaman went in and told his master, saying, "Thus and thus spoke the girl who is from the land of Israel."
When the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai,
The guards stood each with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, by the altar and by the house, around the king.
Therefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents and their horses and their donkeys, even the camp just as it was, and fled for their life.
Then she said, "Did I ask for a son from my lord? Did I not say, 'Do not deceive me'?"
Then he found another man and said, "Please strike me." And the man struck him, wounding him.
that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
The sons of Ammon came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, while the Arameans of Zobah and of Rehob and the men of Tob and Maacah were by themselves in the field.
He said to the men of Succoth, "Please give loaves of bread to the people who are following me, for they are weary, and I am pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian."
"Out of the window she looked and lamented, The mother of Sisera through the lattice, 'Why does his chariot delay in coming? Why do the hoofbeats of his chariots tarry?'
"It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people will go up every man straight ahead."
Now the day came that Jonathan, the son of Saul, said to the young man who was carrying his armor, "Come and let us cross over to the Philistines' garrison that is on the other side." But he did not tell his father.
They captured the two leaders of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb, and they killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and they killed Zeeb at the wine press of Zeeb, while they pursued Midian; and they brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon from across the Jordan.
And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand." He gave him a tenth of all.
But they took alive the king of Ai and brought him to Joshua.
So the young men who were spies went in and brought out Rahab and her father and her mother and her brothers and all she had; they also brought out all her relatives and placed them outside the camp of Israel.
Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land " So he built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.
'Go, say to them, "Return to your tents."
And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, "Write, 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!'" "Yes," says the Spirit, "so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them."
driving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in and to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is today.
or when a spirit of jealousy comes over a man and he is jealous of his wife, he shall then make the woman stand before the LORD, and the priest shall apply all this law to her.
These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel across the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel and Laban and Hazeroth and Dizahab.
'So it shall be when he becomes guilty in one of these, that he shall confess that in which he has sinned.
Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me.
Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers.
"This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting, and their duties shall be under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
Of the sons of Joseph, namely, of the sons of Ephraim, 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,
"So you shall keep My commandments, and do them; I am the LORD.
also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth.
One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."
"I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly."
There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.
But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.
They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.
Then Lamech lived five hundred and ninety-five years after he became the father of Noah, and he had other sons and daughters.
"All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.
For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;
For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.
"But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.
and he saw the sky opened up, and an object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground,
When He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth."
for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.
And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume,
"For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.
So when He heard that he was sick, He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was.
Paul wanted this man to go with him; and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those parts, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
After the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Therefore Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."
Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, "I am the bread that came down out of heaven."
But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus' feet, saying, "Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man!"
so that WHILE SEEING, THEY MAY SEE AND NOT PERCEIVE, AND WHILE HEARING, THEY MAY HEAR AND NOT UNDERSTAND, OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT RETURN AND BE FORGIVEN."
The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us."
"But behold, the hand of the one betraying Me is with Mine on the table.
"He has given help to Israel His servant, In remembrance of His mercy,
"But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
And it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, after his father.
"But regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, 'I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, and the God of Jacob'?
"So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
Concerning evil, both hands do it well The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.
And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed--
"Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter;
They turn, but not upward, They are like a deceitful bow; Their princes will fall by the sword Because of the insolence of their tongue This will be their derision in the land of Egypt.
also two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its left side."
It came about when He commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, "Take fire from between the whirling wheels, from between the cherubim," he entered and stood beside a wheel.
"Do not trust in deceptive words, saying, 'This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.'
O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You have smitten them, But they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent.
"Say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "This burden concerns the prince in Jerusalem as well as all the house of Israel who are in it."'
O daughter of my people, put on sackcloth And roll in ashes; Mourn as for an only son, A lamentation most bitter. For suddenly the destroyer Will come upon us.
"Therefore I have come out to meet you, To seek your presence earnestly, and I have found you.
Let him put his mouth in the dust, Perhaps there is hope.
Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye.
"But it will come about, if you listen attentively to Me," declares the LORD, "to bring no load in through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but to keep the sabbath day holy by doing no work on it,
Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah, said, "Arise, bless the LORD your God forever and ever! O may Your glorious name be blessed And exalted above all blessing and praise!
"The comely and dainty one, the daughter of Zion, I will cut off.
It came about as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons killed him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat And Esarhaddon his son became king in his place.
"And although they say, 'As the LORD lives,' Surely they swear falsely."
"Let us go up against Judah and terrorize it, and make for ourselves a breach in its walls and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,"
'Therefore their inhabitants were short of strength, They were dismayed and put to shame; They were as the vegetation of the field and as the green herb, As grass on the housetops is scorched before it is grown up.
For the priests and the Levites had purified themselves together; all of them were pure Then they slaughtered the Passover lamb for all the exiles, both for their brothers the priests and for themselves.
They gave the money which was weighed out into the hands of those who did the work, who had the oversight of the house of the LORD; and they paid it out to the carpenters and the builders who worked on the house of the LORD;
Now when the wall was rebuilt and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers and the singers and the Levites were appointed,
let the priests take it for themselves, each from his acquaintance; and they shall repair the damages of the house wherever any damage may be found."
Its opening inside the crown at the top was a cubit, and its opening was round like the design of a pedestal, a cubit and a half; and also on its opening there were engravings, and their borders were square, not round.
"But it shall come about, if you do not obey the LORD your God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes with which I charge you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:
(one third also shall be at the gate Sur, and one third at the gate behind the guards), shall keep watch over the house for defense.
So he took him into his house and gave the donkeys fodder, and they washed their feet and ate and drank.
'See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.
"The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock; And exalted be God, the rock of my salvation,
"Moreover, he has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is like the angel of God, therefore do what is good in your sight.
"When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, When He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the sons of Israel.
Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, armor bearers of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
Then the men of the city said to Joash, "Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has torn down the altar of Baal, and indeed, he has cut down the Asherah which was beside it."
The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.'
So Joshua burned Ai and made it a heap forever, a desolation until this day.
So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the sons of Israel, one man from each tribe;
"Then it shall be, when you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance, and you possess it and live in it,
but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
"This is what applies to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall enter to perform service in the work of the tent of meeting.
'What is left of it Aaron and his sons are to eat. It shall be eaten as unleavened cakes in a holy place; they are to eat it in the court of the tent of meeting.
'He shall bring the bull to the doorway of the tent of meeting before the LORD, and he shall lay his hand on the head of the bull and slay the bull before the LORD.
The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
"For a fire went forth from Heshbon, A flame from the town of Sihon; It devoured Ar of Moab, The dominant heights of the Arnon.
He said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed."
Then He said to me, "It is done I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.
"As for the sons of Merari, you shall number them by their families, by their fathers' households;
"Do not let the tribe of the families of the Kohathites be cut off from among the Levites.
"Take a census of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers' households, by their families;
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
Now the time that the sons of Israel lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years.
The LORD did as Moses asked, and removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants and from his people; not one remained.
and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you."
"Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.
For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,
"Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become;
that the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "I am the LORD; speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I speak to you."
and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus."
And Isaiah is very bold and says, "I WAS FOUND BY THOSE WHO DID NOT SEEK ME, I BECAME MANIFEST TO THOSE WHO DID NOT ASK FOR ME."
And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve.
And they drew lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.
Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
And Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me.
Then, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD So he went down to Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
"But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
"Then they will begin TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS, 'FALL ON US,' AND TO THE HILLS, 'COVER US.'
In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes, were mocking Him among themselves and saying, "He saved others; He cannot save Himself.
So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb.
And He was also telling them a parable: "No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old.
When Jesus came into Peter's home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever.
"For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
'They will fling their silver into the streets and their gold will become an abhorrent thing; their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD. They cannot satisfy their appetite nor can they fill their stomachs, for their iniquity has become an occasion of stumbling.
Now at the feast he used to release for them any one prisoner whom they requested.
"It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign the members of his household!
He said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and give evil advice in this city,
that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
Oh that my head were waters And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people!
'The sword is outside and the plague and the famine are within. He who is in the field will die by the sword; famine and the plague will also consume those in the city.
Moreover, He said to me, "Son of man, behold, I am going to break the staff of bread in Jerusalem, and they will eat bread by weight and with anxiety, and drink water by measure and in horror,
"Moreover, I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be mute and cannot be a man who rebukes them, for they are a rebellious house.
"For the sons of Judah have done that which is evil in My sight," declares the LORD, "they have set their detestable things in the house which is called by My name, to defile it.
"As for you, son of man, they will put ropes on you and bind you with them so that you cannot go out among them.
He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.
Now Tobiah the Ammonite was near him and he said, "Even what they are building--if a fox should jump on it, he would break their stone wall down!"
"Arise, and let us attack by night And destroy her palaces!"
"You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways.
Again the LORD spoke to me further, saying,
Then Mordecai returned to the king's gate. But Haman hurried home, mourning, with his head covered.
At that time I also said to the people, "Let each man with his servant spend the night within Jerusalem so that they may be a guard for us by night and a laborer by day."
Remember me, O my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.
They spoke to him, saying, "If you will be kind to this people and please them and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."
or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
So he said to them, "What counsel do you give that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, 'Lighten the yoke which your father put on us'?"
The weight of the gold earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, besides the crescent ornaments and the pendants and the purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and besides the neck bands that were on their camels' necks.
Joshua said, "Why have you troubled us? The LORD will trouble you this day." And all Israel stoned them with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.
Then he wrote a letter to them a second time saying, "If you are on my side, and you will listen to my voice, take the heads of the men, your master's sons, and come to me at Jezreel tomorrow about this time." Now the king's sons, seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, who were rearing them.
"You shall not eat anything which dies of itself You may give it to the alien who is in your town, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the LORD your God You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.
The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
The name of Abishur's wife was Abihail, and she bore him Ahban and Molid.
So the king died and was brought to Samaria, and they buried the king in Samaria.
And the one who was over the household, and he who was over the city, the elders, and the guardians of the children, sent word to Jehu, saying, "We are your servants, all that you say to us we will do, we will not make any man king; do what is good in your sight."
and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
Three years passed without war between Aram and Israel.
'I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false;
All the people crossed over the Jordan and the king crossed too. The king then kissed Barzillai and blessed him, and he returned to his place.
'As for any garment or any leather on which there is seminal emission, it shall be washed with water and be unclean until evening.
"So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them."
from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi;
If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as,
"The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
Now this was the workmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold; from its base to its flowers it was hammered work; according to the pattern which the LORD had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.
"But do this to them that they may live and not die when they approach the most holy objects: Aaron and his sons shall go in and assign each of them to his work and to his load;
"Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments and the anointing oil and the bull of the sin offering, and the two rams and the basket of unleavened bread,
"But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
"And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like burnished bronze, says this:
Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
The hail struck all that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, both man and beast; the hail also struck every plant of the field and shattered every tree of the field.
'He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS;
Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands;
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel