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"You would even cast lots for the orphans And barter over your friend.
As for the builders, each wore his sword girded at his side as he built, while the trumpeter stood near me.
Now that which was prepared for each day was one ox and six choice sheep, also birds were prepared for me; and once in ten days all sorts of wine were furnished in abundance Yet for all this I did not demand the governor's food allowance, because the servitude was heavy on this people.
"Once the trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, 'Reign over us!'
"Now you write to the Jews as you see fit, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's signet ring; for a decree which is written in the name of the king and sealed with the king's signet ring may not be revoked."
And Solomon sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmly established.
The king took off his signet ring which he had taken away from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.
So the LORD said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare the whole place on their account."
After him the priests, the men of the valley, carried out repairs.
'I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah.
So the young man, the servant of the prophet, went to Ramoth-gilead.
When Joshua and all Israel saw that the men in ambush had captured the city and that the smoke of the city ascended, they turned back and slew the men of Ai.
"How is the land, is it fat or lean? Are there trees in it or not? Make an effort then to get some of the fruit of the land." Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.
then you shall inform your children, saying, 'Israel crossed this Jordan on dry ground.'
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;
He went up from there to Penuel and spoke similarly to them; and the men of Penuel answered him just as the men of Succoth had answered.
But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever.
if his sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring for his offering a goat, a male without defect.
Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the sons of Israel; and the Israelite woman's son and a man of Israel struggled with each other in the camp.
'But the person who eats the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings which belong to the LORD, in his uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from his people.
Then Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "I have sinned this time; the LORD is the righteous one, and I and my people are the wicked ones.
and recognizing the grace that had been given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, so that we might go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
When Jesus heard this, He said to him, "One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"The middle bar in the center of the boards shall pass through from end to end.
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there.
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this:
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.
'THE SUN WILL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS DAY OF THE LORD SHALL COME.
Little children, guard yourselves from idols.
This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
"You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am.
In the very same day Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
"I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,
serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me through the plots of the Jews;
but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.
But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: "DO NOT SAY IN YOUR HEART, 'WHO WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN?' (that is, to bring Christ down),
What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;
who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.
When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.
And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a King."
Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, "And what about us, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages."
And He said, "See to it that you are not misled; for many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time is near ' Do not go after them.
So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and Matthias.
So they were saying to him, "How then were your eyes opened?"
But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at what had happened.
Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage,
Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no guilt in this man."
And the Lord said, "If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea'; and it would obey you.
"Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!" Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him.
"I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
"Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.
The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land; surely everyone who steals will be purged away according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears will be purged away according to the writing on the other side.
"Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent you all My servants the prophets, daily rising early and sending them.
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
Her house is the way to Sheol, Descending to the chambers of death.
Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.
'Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of the city are the flesh and this city is the pot; but I will bring you out of it.
'Even when their survivors escape, they will be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, each over his own iniquity.
"Therefore, prophesy against them, son of man, prophesy!"
The joy of our hearts has ceased; Our dancing has been turned into mourning.
For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?
and I said, "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens.
"Behold, I have discovered this," says the Preacher, "adding one thing to another to find an explanation,
"Are they as straw before the wind, And like chaff which the storm carries away?
"How painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove?
"They were disappointed for they had trusted, They came there and were confounded.
"You also gave them kingdoms and peoples, And allotted them to them as a boundary. They took possession of the land of Sihon the king of Heshbon And the land of Og the king of Bashan.
Or, 'Deliver me from the hand of the adversary,' Or, 'Redeem me from the hand of the tyrants'?
Haman recounted to Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and Zeresh his wife said to him, "If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of Jewish origin, you will not overcome him, but will surely fall before him."
"Now therefore, Tattenai, governor of the province beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai and your colleagues, the officials of the provinces beyond the River, keep away from there.
"Then you shall surround the king, each with his weapons in his hand; and whoever comes within the ranks shall be put to death. And be with the king when he goes out and when he comes in."
The men of Ai struck down about thirty-six of their men, and pursued them from the gate as far as Shebarim and struck them down on the descent, so the hearts of the people melted and became as water.
"Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God, for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night.
Then King Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and for the other priests and said to them, "Why do you not repair the damages of the house? Now therefore take no more money from your acquaintances, but pay it for the damages of the house."
But it came about that in the twenty-third year of King Jehoash the priests had not repaired the damages of the house.
When he came, behold, the captains of the army were sitting, and he said, "I have a word for you, O captain." And Jehu said, "For which one of us?" And he said, "For you, O captain."
He had two wives: the name of one was Hannah and the name of the other Peninnah; and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
So they would camp against them and destroy the produce of the earth as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel as well as no sheep, ox, or donkey.
The sons of Benjamin did so, and took wives according to their number from those who danced, whom they carried away. And they went and returned to their inheritance and rebuilt the cities and lived in them.
"Between her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay; Between her feet he bowed, he fell; Where he bowed, there he fell dead.
It came about that when she came to him, she persuaded him to ask her father for a field. So she alighted from the donkey, and Caleb said to her, "What do you want?"
"You shall do to Ai and its king just as you did to Jericho and its king; you shall take only its spoil and its cattle as plunder for yourselves. Set an ambush for the city behind it."
and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.
"Do not say in your heart when the LORD your God has driven them out before you, 'Because of my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this land,' but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is dispossessing them before you.
to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
"When you go out to battle against your enemies, and the LORD your God delivers them into your hands and you take them away captive,
holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
At the command of the LORD the sons of Israel would set out, and at the command of the LORD they would camp; as long as the cloud settled over the tabernacle, they remained camped.
and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.
"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'You shall not eat any fat from an ox, a sheep or a goat.
"I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other was named Puah;
For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;
for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"So the frogs will come up on you and your people and all your servants."'"
and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.
from thirty years and upward to fifty years old, you shall number them; all who enter to perform the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.
Now there was a famine in the land, besides the previous famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham So Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines.
So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.
Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people, how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt.
And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon.
And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man.
these he gathered together with the workmen of similar trades, and said, "Men, you know that our prosperity depends upon this business.
he is staying with a tanner named Simon, whose house is by the sea."
Peter said to Him, "Never shall You wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me."
For if I cause you sorrow, who then makes me glad but the one whom I made sorrowful?
And there was a young man named Eutychus sitting on the window sill, sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead.
Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them?
'BEHOLD, YOU SCOFFERS, AND MARVEL, AND PERISH; FOR I AM ACCOMPLISHING A WORK IN YOUR DAYS, A WORK WHICH YOU WILL NEVER BELIEVE, THOUGH SOMEONE SHOULD DESCRIBE IT TO YOU.'"
"And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also.
you who received the law as ordained by angels, and yet did not keep it."
Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord." So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped for work), and threw himself into the sea.
Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written, "JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS."
Nathanael answered Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel."
Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
"And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh,
"Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.
"Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me."
"Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?"
the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,
As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.
As these men were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am going to save My people from the land of the east and from the land of the west;
"Bring your baggage out by day in their sight, as baggage for exile. Then you will go out at evening in their sight, as those going into exile.
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot, Israel has defiled itself.
'On that day your mouth will be opened to him who escaped, and you will speak and be mute no longer. Thus you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the LORD.'"
Young men worked at the grinding mill, And youths stumbled under loads of wood.
"For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly practice justice between a man and his neighbor,
Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly;
'They transformed the beauty of His ornaments into pride, and they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things with it; therefore I will make it an abhorrent thing to them.
"Thus says the Lord GOD, 'This is Jerusalem; I have set her at the center of the nations, with lands around her.
Princes were hung by their hands; Elders were not respected.
But at the evening offering I arose from my humiliation, even with my garment and my robe torn, and I fell on my knees and stretched out my hands to the LORD my God;
The punishment of your iniquity has been completed, O daughter of Zion; He will exile you no longer But He will punish your iniquity, O daughter of Edom; He will expose your sins!
'Shall I not punish these people?' declares the LORD, 'On a nation such as this Shall I not avenge Myself?'
For thus says the LORD, "The whole land shall be a desolation, Yet I will not execute a complete destruction.
I looked, and behold, the fruitful land was a wilderness, And all its cities were pulled down Before the LORD, before His fierce anger.
That they may keep you from an adulteress, From the foreigner who flatters with her words.
I am weary with my sighing; Every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears.
For there is a proper time and procedure for every delight, though a man's trouble is heavy upon him.
Then it happened that night that the angel of the LORD went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men rose early in the morning, behold, all of them were dead.
"Do you intend to reprove my words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?
and he spoke kindly to him and set his throne above the throne of the kings who were with him in Babylon.
and of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah and 70 males with him;
But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, and they did not stop them until a report could come to Darius, and then a written reply be returned concerning it.
"For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.
Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David sought the presence of the LORD. And the LORD said, "It is for Saul and his bloody house, because he put the Gibeonites to death."
So he brought the people down to the water. And the LORD said to Gideon, "You shall separate everyone who laps the water with his tongue as a dog laps, as well as everyone who kneels to drink."
Now the rest of the acts of Josiah and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
So the priests agreed that they would take no more money from the people, nor repair the damages of the house.
So the captains of hundreds did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded. And each one of them took his men who were to come in on the sabbath, with those who were to go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.
When the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was torn down, and the Asherah which was beside it was cut down, and the second bull was offered on the altar which had been built.
"For all my father's household was nothing but dead men before my lord the king; yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right do I have yet that I should complain anymore to the king?"
"Then the horses' hoofs beat From the dashing, the dashing of his valiant steeds.
His concubine who was in Shechem also bore him a son, and he named him Abimelech.
And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.
Israel took only the cattle and the spoil of that city as plunder for themselves, according to the word of the LORD which He had commanded Joshua.
He took the fat, and the fat tail, and all the fat that was on the entrails, and the lobe of the liver and the two kidneys and their fat and the right thigh.
"When the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, 'Go up and possess the land which I have given you,' then you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God; you neither believed Him nor listened to His voice.
'Or if he touches human uncleanness, of whatever sort his uncleanness may be with which he becomes unclean, and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty.
"But at the age of fifty years they shall retire from service in the work and not work any more.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.
Then after that the Levites went in to perform their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron and before his sons; just as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them.
Then he presented the people's offering, and took the goat of the sin offering which was for the people, and slaughtered it and offered it for sin, like the first.
God spoke further to Moses and said to him, "I am the LORD;
And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water,
By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned.
'All its fat he shall offer up in smoke on the altar as in the case of the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings Thus the priest shall make atonement for him in regard to his sin, and he will be forgiven.
The days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.
And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.
When He said, "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.
My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you--
All who are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and our doctrine will not be spoken against.
And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled.
but get up and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do."
Then the commander came up and took hold of him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains; and he began asking who he was and what he had done.
Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.
What shall we say then? There is no injustice with God, is there? May it never be!
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you;
So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.
I affirm, brethren, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
When we had parted from them and had set sail, we ran a straight course to Cos and the next day to Rhodes and from there to Patara;
"And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.
"For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world."
Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him.
So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, "Whom do you seek?"
And following Him was a large crowd of the people, and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him.
"When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say;
When it was day, the Council of elders of the people assembled, both chief priests and scribes, and they led Him away to their council chamber, saying,
When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, "Rabbi, when did You get here?"
shouting: "BLESSED IS THE KING WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
"But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.
there is nothing outside the man which can defile him if it goes into him; but the things which proceed out of the man are what defile the man.
"But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--He said to the paralytic,
"For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit.
"And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
On the next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met Him.
Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was happening; and he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead,
Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus to put Him to death;
They are all adulterers, Like an oven heated by the baker Who ceases to stir up the fire From the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.
Daniel said, "Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him.
Israel is swallowed up; They are now among the nations Like a vessel in which no one delights.
I did so, as I had been commanded By day I brought out my baggage like the baggage of an exile. Then in the evening I dug through the wall with my hands; I went out in the dark and carried the baggage on my shoulder in their sight.
The revolters have gone deep in depravity, But I will chastise all of them.
"Dig a hole through the wall in their sight and go out through it.
Then the cherub stretched out his hand from between the cherubim to the fire which was between the cherubim, took some and put it into the hands of the one clothed in linen, who took it and went out.
Egypt and Judah, and Edom and the sons of Ammon, and Moab and all those inhabiting the desert who clip the hair on their temples; for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised of heart."
"But they became disobedient and rebelled against You, And cast Your law behind their backs And killed Your prophets who had admonished them So that they might return to You, And they committed great blasphemies.
"Then lay siege against it, build a siege wall, raise up a ramp, pitch camps and place battering rams against it all around.
"Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house and proclaim there this word and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judah, who enter by these gates to worship the LORD!'"
and say, 'Mountains of Israel, listen to the word of the Lord GOD! Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains, the hills, the ravines and the valleys: "Behold, I Myself am going to bring a sword on you, and I will destroy your high places.
"Depart! Unclean!" they cried of themselves "Depart, depart, do not touch!" So they fled and wandered; Men among the nations said, "They shall not continue to dwell with us."
For at the window of my house I looked out through my lattice,
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.
The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning, While the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure.
The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
There were others who said, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might get grain because of the famine."
Then said Esther, "If it pleases the king, let tomorrow also be granted to the Jews who are in Susa to do according to the edict of today; and let Haman's ten sons be hanged on the gallows."
Moreover, there were at my table one hundred and fifty Jews and officials, besides those who came to us from the nations that were around us.
Hear, O our God, how we are despised! Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity.
Then the king said to her, "What is troubling you, Queen Esther? And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it shall be given to you."
Then my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the people to be enrolled by genealogies. Then I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up first in which I found the following record:
When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.
Then I said to them, "You are holy to the LORD, and the utensils are holy; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the LORD God of your fathers.
and has extended lovingkindness to me before the king and his counselors and before all the king's mighty princes Thus I was strengthened according to the hand of the LORD my God upon me, and I gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me.
In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said, "Ask what you wish me to give you."
But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him.
When Judah came to the lookout of the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude, and behold, they were corpses lying on the ground, and no one had escaped.
When the letter came to them, they took the king's sons and slaughtered them, seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent them to him at Jezreel.
However, they did not listen, but they did according to their earlier custom.
The LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."
Joshua said to all the people, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'From ancient times your fathers lived beyond the River, namely, Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, and they served other gods.
So Joshua rose with all the people of war to go up to Ai; and Joshua chose 30,000 men, valiant warriors, and sent them out at night.
Their territory was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities;
Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dancing.
They said to one another, "Who did this thing?" And when they searched about and inquired, they said, "Gideon the son of Joash did this thing."
"Remember, do not forget how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness; from the day that you left the land of Egypt until you arrived at this place, you have been rebellious against the LORD.
Then Jerubbaal the son of Joash went and lived in his own house.
"I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.
"But for all this, you did not trust the LORD your God,
'If a man actually lies with her so that her menstrual impurity is on him, he shall be unclean seven days, and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean.
He also had Aaron's sons come near; and Moses put some of the blood on the lobe of their right ear, and on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot. Moses then sprinkled the rest of the blood around on the altar.
Moses said to him, "As soon as I go out of the city, I will spread out my hands to the LORD; the thunder will cease and there will be hail no longer, that you may know that the earth is the LORD'S.
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
For this is contained in Scripture: "BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHOICE STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNER stone, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED."
Aaron therefore did so; he mounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
he presented as his offering one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;
Then the leaders of Israel, the heads of their fathers' households, made an offering (they were the leaders of the tribes; they were the ones who were over the numbered men).
let me pass through your entire flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted sheep and every black one among the lambs and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and such shall be my wages.
'Then the priest is to take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering; and the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering.
behold, the hand of the LORD will come with a very severe pestilence on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks.
Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister; and she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I die."
Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence.
The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him.
For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.
Now Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.
So Moses and Aaron did it; as the LORD commanded them, thus they did.
Now the man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.
Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,
"Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you yourselves did not enter, and you hindered those who were entering."
"Therefore, be on the alert--for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning--
Simon Peter was following Jesus, and so was another disciple Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with Jesus into the court of the high priest,
When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large.
For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,
So the disciples went away again to their own homes.
Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?"
Then I said to the angel who was speaking with me saying, "What are these, my lord?"
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
Then Esther spoke again to the king, fell at his feet, wept and implored him to avert the evil scheme of Haman the Agagite and his plot which he had devised against the Jews.
Hear now what the LORD is saying, "Arise, plead your case before the mountains, And let the hills hear your voice.
"For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies," declares the Lord GOD. "Therefore, repent and live."
but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected By this we know that we are in Him:
'They will gird themselves with sackcloth and shuddering will overwhelm them; and shame will be on all faces and baldness on all their heads.
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree,
When they had been brought safely through, then we found out that the island was called Malta.
But Saul, who was also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his gaze on him,
" 'A son honors his father, and a servant his master Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?' says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, 'How have we despised Your name?'
"You will pray to Him, and He will hear you; And you will pay your vows.
After them Zadok the son of Immer carried out repairs in front of his house. And after him Shemaiah the son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the East Gate, carried out repairs.
"And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth."
The men of Israel were summoned from Naphtali and Asher and all Manasseh, and they pursued Midian.
He crouches, he bows down, And the unfortunate fall by his mighty ones.
When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth,
And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.
he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
"Take the Levites from among the sons of Israel and cleanse them.
He also took up the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and returned and stood by the bank of the Jordan.
They journeyed from Abronah and camped at Ezion-geber.
but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them.
"You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days.
Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household."
"Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my palate discern calamities?
"A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.
son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki,
"If a man finds a girl who is a virgin, who is not engaged, and seizes her and lies with her and they are discovered,
Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.
and I will bring them back and they will live in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God in truth and righteousness.'
But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.
"She reached out her hand for the tent peg, And her right hand for the workmen's hammer. Then she struck Sisera, she smashed his head; And she shattered and pierced his temple.
To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.
Now those who escorted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they left.
of the sons of Shecaniah who was of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah and with him 150 males who were in the genealogical list;
So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, and said to him, "You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.
"The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, 'Destroy!'
In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of Median descent, who was made king over the kingdom of the Chaldeans--
Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message.
And they sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations!
although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more:
Thus I weighed into their hands 650 talents of silver, and silver utensils worth 100 talents, and 100 gold talents,
"You may eat any clean bird.
But Paul chose Silas and left, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.
"As I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you," declares the Lord GOD.
Now it came about on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel;
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head And ornaments about your neck.
"But go now, lead the people where I told you Behold, My angel shall go before you; nevertheless in the day when I punish, I will punish them for their sin."
For thus says the LORD of hosts, "Cut down her trees And cast up a siege against Jerusalem This is the city to be punished, In whose midst there is only oppression.
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one fate for all men Furthermore, the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil and insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. Afterwards they go to the dead.
In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrians will come into Egypt and the Egyptians into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians.
"Then bring near to yourself Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the sons of Israel, to minister as priest to Me--Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
Then the men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Then David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said to Jonathan, "What have I done? What is my iniquity? And what is my sin before your father, that he is seeking my life?"
I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia.
"Yet they did not listen to Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck; they did more evil than their fathers.
"The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.
In the second year of Darius the king, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the LORD came by the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,
saying, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and will hand Him over to the Gentiles.
"You have feared a sword; so I will bring a sword upon you," the Lord GOD declares.
Haman also said, "Even Esther the queen let no one but me come with the king to the banquet which she had prepared; and tomorrow also I am invited by her with the king.
So the king of Israel went to his house sullen and vexed, and came to Samaria.
Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am pining away; Heal me, O LORD, for my bones are dismayed.
And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.
And not only this, but there was Rebekah also, when she had conceived twins by one man, our father Isaac;
"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.
'YOU ALSO TOOK ALONG THE TABERNACLE OF MOLOCH AND THE STAR OF THE GOD ROMPHA, THE IMAGES WHICH YOU MADE TO WORSHIP. I ALSO WILL REMOVE YOU BEYOND BABYLON.'
When they had brought them, they stood them before the Council. The high priest questioned them,
They returned to Joshua and said to him, "Do not let all the people go up; only about two or three thousand men need go up to Ai; do not make all the people toil up there, for they are few."
But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.
"And death will be chosen rather than life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family, that remains in all the places to which I have driven them," declares the LORD of hosts.
And He began telling this parable: "A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds.
"The sons of Israel shall not come near the tent of meeting again, or they will bear sin and die.
But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness;
While Saul talked to the priest, the commotion in the camp of the Philistines continued and increased; so Saul said to the priest, "Withdraw your hand."
Now again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and it incited David against them to say, "Go, number Israel and Judah."
and came and lived in a city called Nazareth This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets: "He shall be called a Nazarene."
"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.
"He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
"And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth."
Then Balak said to Balaam, "Please come, I will take you to another place; perhaps it will be agreeable with God that you curse them for me from there."
"I will go to the great And will speak to them, For they know the way of the LORD And the ordinance of their God " But they too, with one accord, have broken the yoke And burst the bonds.
Above the Horse Gate the priests carried out repairs, each in front of his house.
"Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to you, 'What are you doing?'
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.
But they feared greatly and said, "Behold, the two kings did not stand before him; how then can we stand?"
The days of punishment have come, The days of retribution have come; Let Israel know this! The prophet is a fool, The inspired man is demented, Because of the grossness of your iniquity, And because your hostility is so great.
We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
"I prayed to the LORD and said, 'O Lord GOD, do not destroy Your people, even Your inheritance, whom You have redeemed through Your greatness, whom You have brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
"This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in carrying:
And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots.
Jesus answered, "It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,
I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed.
So about three thousand men from the people went up there, but they fled from the men of Ai.
Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen:
Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor.
And He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch."
"But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.
And Agrippa said to Festus, "This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar."
"All your sons will be taught of the LORD; And the well-being of your sons will be great.
Do not go out into the field And do not walk on the road, For the enemy has a sword, Terror is on every side.
And it happened that the father of Publius was lying in bed afflicted with recurrent fever and dysentery; and Paul went in to see him and after he had prayed, he laid his hands on him and healed him.
"Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks.
He spoke another parable to them, "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened."
"For Moses said, 'HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER'; and, 'HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER, IS TO BE PUT TO DEATH';
But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened itself on his hand.
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!"
And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.
But when Jesus heard this, He said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.
For there are many words which increase futility. What then is the advantage to a man?
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
"So you remained in Kadesh many days, the days that you spent there.
Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD terrorized him.
But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.
For not knowing about God's righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
'Moreover, I will make you a desolation and a reproach among the nations which surround you, in the sight of all who pass by.
and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'"
For as the crackling of thorn bushes under a pot, So is the laughter of the fool; And this too is futility.
Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
"Now please look at me, And see if I lie to your face.
realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers
I looked, and behold, there was no man, And all the birds of the heavens had fled.
for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious.
"But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.
Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.
Yet the number of the sons of Israel Will be like the sand of the sea, Which cannot be measured or numbered; And in the place Where it is said to them, "You are not My people," It will be said to them, "You are the sons of the living God."
When He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.
For from Israel is even this! A craftsman made it, so it is not God; Surely the calf of Samaria will be broken to pieces.
Now when Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, saying, "Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi."
if his sin which he has committed is made known to him, then he shall bring for his offering a goat, a female without defect, for his sin which he has committed.
So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the LORD of the fruit of the ground.
Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he began praising God, saying, "Certainly this man was innocent."
"Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me."
This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.
"Then the king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will speak monstrous things against the God of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done.
The tongue of the infant cleaves To the roof of its mouth because of thirst; The little ones ask for bread, But no one breaks it for them.
"Why then has this people, Jerusalem, Turned away in continual apostasy? They hold fast to deceit, They refuse to return.
Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins?
"I have spread my couch with coverings, With colored linens of Egypt.
Joshua said, "Alas, O Lord GOD, why did You ever bring this people over the Jordan, only to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? If only we had been willing to dwell beyond the Jordan!
But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory.
they shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle and the tent of meeting with its covering and the covering of porpoise skin that is on top of it, and the screen for the doorway of the tent of meeting,
I say, "Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.
Then He said to me, "See, I will give you cow's dung in place of human dung over which you will prepare your bread."
"If any man takes a wife and goes in to her and then turns against her,
Now Samson went to Gaza and saw a harlot there, and went in to her.
Therefore Jesus, lifting up His eyes and seeing that a large crowd was coming to Him, said to Philip, "Where are we to buy bread, so that these may eat?"
Then Moses took them from their hands and offered them up in smoke on the altar with the burnt offering They were an ordination offering for a soothing aroma; it was an offering by fire to the LORD.
Since the word of the king is authoritative, who will say to him, "What are you doing?"
'Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.
But Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD when they offered strange fire before the LORD in the wilderness of Sinai; and they had no children. So Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests in the lifetime of their father Aaron.
Yet our eyes failed, Looking for help was useless; In our watching we have watched For a nation that could not save.
"Whoever will not observe the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be executed upon him strictly, whether for death or for banishment or for confiscation of goods or for imprisonment."
So he then handed Him over to them to be crucified.
Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with difficult questions.
"And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name."
by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,
I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
"And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew dialect, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'
except Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him and to his sons I will give the land on which he has set foot, because he has followed the LORD fully.'
son of Amariah, son of Azariah, son of Meraioth,
and of the sons of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan and 50 males with him;
"Then it will be when you have seized the city, that you shall set the city on fire. You shall do it according to the word of the LORD. See, I have commanded you."
"It is not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart that you are going to possess their land, but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD your God is driving them out before you, in order to confirm the oath which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
"Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months.
And when she and her household had been baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay." And she prevailed upon us.
"Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.
"You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me, And I destroyed those who hated me.
"Your servant would merely cross over the Jordan with the king. Why should the king compensate me with this reward?
Thus says the LORD, "A voice is heard in Ramah, Lamentation and bitter weeping Rachel is weeping for her children; She refuses to be comforted for her children, Because they are no more."
And he said, "Into what then were you baptized?" And they said, "Into John's baptism."
Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and consoling her, when they saw that Mary got up quickly and went out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there.
Now it came about, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had hardly gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
"Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
"How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?
And He came home, and the crowd gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," And call understanding your intimate friend;
and assemble all the congregation at the doorway of the tent of meeting."
An argument started among them as to which of them might be the greatest.
'Observe the sabbath day to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.
For my eyes have seen Your salvation,
Then King Asa made a proclamation to all Judah--none was exempt--and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with which Baasha had built. And King Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin and Mizpah.
"Then get yourself an iron plate and set it up as an iron wall between you and the city, and set your face toward it so that it is under siege, and besiege it This is a sign to the house of Israel.
And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
After we arrived in Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.
The cherubim appeared to have the form of a man's hand under their wings.
Hear this word which the LORD has spoken against you, sons of Israel, against the entire family which He brought up from the land of Egypt:
"When I went up to the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant which the LORD had made with you, then I remained on the mountain forty days and nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water.
His mischief will return upon his own head, And his violence will descend upon his own pate.
Gideon said, "All right, when the LORD has given Zebah and Zalmunna into my hand, then I will thrash your bodies with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers."
All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable All things are lawful, but not all things edify.
Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.
Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea.
for our God is a consuming fire.
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me like this," will it?
So Pilate asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And He answered him and said, "It is as you say."
If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.
"If one wished to dispute with Him, He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.
and Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah and Benaiah, with harps tuned to alamoth;
"Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.
And Jesus began to say to them, "See to it that no one misleads you.
Micaiah said, "Therefore, hear the word of the LORD. I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left.
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen One."
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
"I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;
Remember, O LORD, what has befallen us; Look, and see our reproach!
"And he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'
the sons of Adonikam, 667;
"For the LORD has made the Jordan a border between us and you, you sons of Reuben and sons of Gad; you have no portion in the LORD." So your sons may make our sons stop fearing the LORD.'
After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory.
'Also the flesh that touches anything unclean shall not be eaten; it shall be burned with fire. As for other flesh, anyone who is clean may eat such flesh.
He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan.
With the first chariot were red horses, with the second chariot black horses,
'So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.
Then Pharaoh named Joseph Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, as his wife. And Joseph went forth over the land of Egypt.
And he said to me, "What do you see?" And I answered, "I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits."
Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
John answered and said, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow along with us."
Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, "I find no guilt in Him.
"You shall say to them, 'This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction; truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.
'And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets.'
Now in the morning he went out and stood and said to all the people, "You are innocent; behold, I conspired against my master and killed him, but who killed all these?
"Her wise princesses would answer her, Indeed she repeats her words to herself,
But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market place before the authorities,
"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
Abiezer the Anathothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite,
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."
Return, O LORD, rescue my soul; Save me because of Your lovingkindness.
"In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."
He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.
who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number of men of the people of Israel:
If I have rewarded evil to my friend, Or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary,
"By your endurance you will gain your lives.
But He replied to them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.'
Then the Amorites forced the sons of Dan into the hill country, for they did not allow them to come down to the valley;
Two carts and four oxen he gave to the sons of Gershon, according to their service,
Then I said, "Lord GOD, please stop! How can Jacob stand, for he is small?"
Mary Magdalene came, announcing to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and that He had said these things to her.
And Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind."
then Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying, "Come, let us meet together at Chephirim in the plain of Ono." But they were planning to harm me.
who devour widows' houses, and for appearance's sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation."
For there were those who said, "We, our sons and our daughters are many; therefore let us get grain that we may eat and live."
and He instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff--no bread, no bag, no money in their belt--
And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.
Then I looked, and behold, a likeness as the appearance of a man; from His loins and downward there was the appearance of fire, and from His loins and upward the appearance of brightness, like the appearance of glowing metal.
"Prepare war against her; Arise, and let us attack at noon. Woe to us, for the day declines, For the shadows of the evening lengthen!
"You alone are the LORD You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You.
Then He told them a parable: "Behold the fig tree and all the trees;
so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out.
if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own ruin,
"The LORD is a warrior; The LORD is His name.
"Again at Taberah and at Massah and at Kibroth-hattaavah you provoked the LORD to wrath.
they became aware of it and fled to the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the surrounding region;
"And what one nation in the earth is like Your people Israel, whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make You a name by great and terrible things, in driving out nations from before Your people, whom You redeemed out of Egypt?
On the third day it was Eliab the son of Helon, leader of the sons of Zebulun;
Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;
Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha met Him.
So the Asherites lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land; for they did not drive them out.
They call them rejected silver, Because the LORD has rejected them.
"Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;
"Now dispatch some men to Joppa and send for a man named Simon, who is also called Peter;
Now when David had passed a little beyond the summit, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him with a couple of saddled donkeys, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred clusters of raisins, a hundred summer fruits, and a jug of wine.
And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."
For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!"
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided.
"Then he shall bring to the priest his guilt offering to the LORD, a ram without defect from the flock, according to your valuation, for a guilt offering,
For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.
"And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month.
from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, you shall number them, everyone who enters the service to do the work of the tent of meeting.
"It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, 'AND IN YOUR SEED ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.'
"You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped.
and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."
But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord.
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
"But when he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!
They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" And he said, "I am not " "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."
As we were staying there for some days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.
But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the LORD."
"Let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them.
But Elymas the magician (for so his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.
The presence of the LORD has scattered them, He will not continue to regard them; They did not honor the priests, They did not favor the elders.
They said, "We will surely give them." So they spread out a garment, and every one of them threw an earring there from his spoil.
Therefore, being sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all the brethren.
He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.
saying, "If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.
And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.
From the basket of unleavened bread that was before the LORD, he took one unleavened cake and one cake of bread mixed with oil and one wafer, and placed them on the portions of fat and on the right thigh.
They took soundings and found it to be twenty fathoms; and a little farther on they took another sounding and found it to be fifteen fathoms.
"I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men,
therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am about to punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants; he will not have anyone living among this people, and he will not see the good that I am about to do to My people," declares the LORD, "because he has preached rebellion against the LORD."'"
If no one knows what will happen, who can tell him when it will happen?
Then Moses said to Aaron and to his sons, "Boil the flesh at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and eat it there together with the bread which is in the basket of the ordination offering, just as I commanded, saying, 'Aaron and his sons shall eat it.'
"At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts.
A man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.
When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch."
And the following day Paul went in with us to James, and all the elders were present.
And Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her home.
"Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone?"
The sons of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer,
Even jackals offer the breast, They nurse their young; But the daughter of my people has become cruel Like ostriches in the wilderness.
And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.
"Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; He entrusted the vineyard to caretakers Each one was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit.
Shitrai the Sharonite had charge of the cattle which were grazing in Sharon; and Shaphat the son of Adlai had charge of the cattle in the valleys.
So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, he and his wife and all that belonged to him, and Lot with him.
The LORD roars from Zion And utters His voice from Jerusalem, And the heavens and the earth tremble But the LORD is a refuge for His people And a stronghold to the sons of Israel.
Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.
"All the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their loads and in all their work, shall be performed at the command of Aaron and his sons; and you shall assign to them as a duty all their loads.
And He said to them, "When I sent you out without money belt and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you?" They said, "No, nothing."
'Anyone who touches its flesh will become consecrated; and when any of its blood splashes on a garment, in a holy place you shall wash what was splashed on.
"This we will do to them, even let them live, so that wrath will not be upon us for the oath which we swore to them."
by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
"And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and men of every language Might serve Him His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed.
Thus the sons of Israel did; according to all which the LORD had commanded Moses, so they did.
"This shall be a permanent statute for you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall humble your souls and not do any work, whether the native, or the alien who sojourns among you;
God said to Abram, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years.
"David himself said in the Holy Spirit, 'THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, "SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET."'
and of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael and 80 males with him;
The precious sons of Zion, Weighed against fine gold, How they are regarded as earthen jars, The work of a potter's hands!
For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.
They hunted our steps So that we could not walk in our streets; Our end drew near, Our days were finished For our end had come.
but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'If it is too difficult in the sight of the remnant of this people in those days, will it also be too difficult in My sight?' declares the LORD of hosts.
"They bend their tongue like their bow; Lies and not truth prevail in the land; For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me," declares the LORD.
and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
"Say to all the people of the land and to the priests, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months these seventy years, was it actually for Me that you fasted?
and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them;
But He answered and said, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with him, and they supposed that Paul had brought him into the temple.
And He said, "I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion."
"I also gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not live;
Can man make gods for himself? Yet they are not gods!
but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;
to such an extent that they even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on any one of them.
"Shepherds and their flocks will come to her, They will pitch their tents around her, They will pasture each in his place.
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
It was found written what Mordecai had reported concerning Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's eunuchs who were doorkeepers, that they had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus.
When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, "Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us."
"Let them judge the people at all times; and let it be that every major dispute they will bring to you, but every minor dispute they themselves will judge So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you.
and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the doorway of the gate of the court which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and their cords and all the equipment for their service; and all that is to be done, they shall perform.
and he was well spoken of by the brethren who were in Lystra and Iconium.
For Joshua did not withdraw his hand with which he stretched out the javelin until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.
God, furthermore, said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you ' This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
and said, "You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord?
Next he presented the grain offering, and filled his hand with some of it and offered it up in smoke on the altar, besides the burnt offering of the morning.
The leaders of Succoth said, "Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna already in your hands, that we should give bread to your army?"
"And You save an afflicted people; But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You abase.
"It is a guilt offering; he was certainly guilty before the LORD."
But Jesus answered, "I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!"
Then she said, "If it pleases the king and if I have found favor before him and the matter seems proper to the king and I am pleasing in his sight, let it be written to revoke the letters devised by Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews who are in all the king's provinces.
"And now, behold, bound by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there,
And He said to them, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach My goal.'
"For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That can hold no water.
"But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him."
or anything about which he swore falsely; he shall make restitution for it in full and add to it one-fifth more He shall give it to the one to whom it belongs on the day he presents his guilt offering.
Again a voice came to him a second time, "What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy."
And the devil said to Him, "I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
Then He cried out in my hearing with a loud voice saying, "Draw near, O executioners of the city, each with his destroying weapon in his hand."
"They will come out after us until we have drawn them away from the city, for they will say, 'They are fleeing before us as at the first.' So we will flee before them.
And He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."
"The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,
For death has come up through our windows; It has entered our palaces To cut off the children from the streets, The young men from the town squares.
So the king said, "Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?" And the woman replied, "As your soul lives, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken. Indeed, it was your servant Joab who commanded me, and it was he who put all these words in the mouth of your maidservant;
'He shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slay the sin offering at the place of the burnt offering.
and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,
and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'?
"If I should wash myself with snow And cleanse my hands with lye,
"If there is found in your midst, in any of your towns, which the LORD your God is giving you, a man or a woman who does what is evil in the sight of the LORD your God, by transgressing His covenant,
"She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.
We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
Then he slaughtered the ox and the ram, the sacrifice of peace offerings which was for the people; and Aaron's sons handed the blood to him and he sprinkled it around on the altar.
For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.
"He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse."
Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council, and were saying, "What are we doing? For this man is performing many signs.
"Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts,
He remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: "OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON."
Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the sabbath day.
Jesus answered them and said, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.
a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner enjoys them. This is vanity and a severe affliction.
Then he said to him, "Because you have not listened to the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you have departed from me, a lion will kill you." And as soon as he had departed from him a lion found him and killed him.
I am afraid of all my pains, I know that You will not acquit me.
For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
"I love You, O LORD, my strength."
Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;
and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;
Now the town of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regemmelech and their men to seek the favor of the LORD,
the sons of Hashum, 328;
making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
Then Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, "I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD." And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan who read it.
Then the men of the city said to Elisha, "Behold now, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad and the land is unfruitful."
The LORD utters His voice before His army; Surely His camp is very great, For strong is he who carries out His word The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome, And who can endure it?
'The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me.
"For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath."
'If there is anyone who curses his father or his mother, he shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother, his bloodguiltiness is upon him.
Now Jacob lived in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan.
Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him.
"There is no one holy like the LORD, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.
But the Jews incited the devout women of prominence and the leading men of the city, and instigated a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.
the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Heber, the son of Shelah,
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right or to the left.
Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.
Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.
And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language.
Then fire came out from before the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.
Because of Mount Zion which lies desolate, Foxes prowl in it.
They came to Ephesus, and he left them there Now he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.
"One third you shall burn in the fire at the center of the city, when the days of the siege are completed Then you shall take one third and strike it with the sword all around the city, and one third you shall scatter to the wind; and I will unsheathe a sword behind them.
So Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood which was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron, on his garments, on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him; and he consecrated Aaron, his garments, and his sons, and the garments of his sons with him.
So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed.
"And you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD to the land of Israel, 'An end! The end is coming on the four corners of the land.
'The priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering; and all the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar.
"So then, I thought to myself that I had to do many things hostile to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
Lot lifted up his eyes and saw all the valley of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere--this was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah--like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt as you go to Zoar.
'For I am the LORD your God Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth.
then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.
"But the testimony which I have is greater than the testimony of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish--the very works that I do--testify about Me, that the Father has sent Me.
As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.
For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to Him, "Take away all iniquity And receive us graciously, That we may present the fruit of our lips.
'You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to Myself.
And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.
Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God,
"THEN I SAID, 'BEHOLD, I HAVE COME (IN THE SCROLL OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN OF ME) TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD.'"
But all the leaders said to the whole congregation, "We have sworn to them by the LORD, the God of Israel, and now we cannot touch them.
"You shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God, at the place where He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.
When Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you,
Now behold, there came a man of God from Judah to Bethel by the word of the LORD, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense.
'I will give it into the hands of the foreigners as plunder and to the wicked of the earth as spoil, and they will profane it.
Now it came about, when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his older son Esau and said to him, "My son." And he said to him, "Here I am."
"Do not be in a hurry to leave him. Do not join in an evil matter, for he will do whatever he pleases."
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.
"They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," declares the LORD, "for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."
"For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the third hour of the day;
And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain--
"It happened when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I fell into a trance,
He commanded them, saying, "See, you are going to ambush the city from behind it. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.
and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;
'Also the fat of an animal which dies and the fat of an animal torn by beasts may be put to any other use, but you must certainly not eat it.
and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,
The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."
He has taken a bag of money with him, At the full moon he will come home."
"I will make it go forth," declares the LORD of hosts, "and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name; and it will spend the night within that house and consume it with its timber and stones."
And when they had summoned them, they commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
Thus says the LORD to Cyrus His anointed, Whom I have taken by the right hand, To subdue nations before him And to loose the loins of kings; To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:
Hear the word of the LORD, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the instruction of our God, You people of Gomorrah.
which He will bring about at the proper time--He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
in the middle of its street On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.
so that we confidently say, "THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?"
So Moses did just as the LORD commanded him. When the congregation was assembled at the doorway of the tent of meeting,
And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided.
of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai the son of Zerahiah and 200 males with him;
The whole congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
and I found him to be accused over questions about their Law, but under no accusation deserving death or imprisonment.
Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
When day came, Jesus left and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were searching for Him, and came to Him and tried to keep Him from going away from them.
The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days, and when they had ended, He became hungry.
Then He said to me, "Son of man, raise your eyes now toward the north " So I raised my eyes toward the north, and behold, to the north of the altar gate was this idol of jealousy at the entrance.
"Now our flesh is like the flesh of our brothers, our children like their children Yet behold, we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters are forced into bondage already, and we are helpless because our fields and vineyards belong to others."
"They may, however, assist their brothers in the tent of meeting, to keep an obligation, but they themselves shall do no work. Thus you shall deal with the Levites concerning their obligations."
but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
He also presented the burnt offering, and offered it according to the ordinance.
For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness.
and after he had explained everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.
"So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him."
"Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."
By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.
So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?"
took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, "Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, even the King of Israel."
"If your brother, your mother's son, or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods' (whom neither you nor your fathers have known,
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up!
Unless You have utterly rejected us And are exceedingly angry with us.
"Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.
"Forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice And they will set up the abomination of desolation.
All the men of Shechem and all Beth-millo assembled together, and they went and made Abimelech king, by the oak of the pillar which was in Shechem.
and I weighed out to them the silver, the gold and the utensils, the offering for the house of our God which the king and his counselors and his princes and all Israel present there had offered.
but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.
Your dead will live; Their corpses will rise You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, For your dew is as the dew of the dawn, And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.
For the kingdom is the LORD'S And He rules over the nations.
"I know that you are Abraham's descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence.
"He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth He who comes from heaven is above all.
Then Samson went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines.
Your boasting is not good Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough?
But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all,
'When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.
but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
'Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.'"
The king extended the golden scepter to Esther. So Esther arose and stood before the king.
the sons of Bebai, 628;
Then Queen Esther replied, "If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me as my petition, and my people as my request;
Then a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is My beloved Son, listen to Him!"
"As the LORD has been with my lord the king, so may He be with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David!"
And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised,
Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, there was a basket of summer fruit.
Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth.
saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."
All of them are stubbornly rebellious, Going about as a talebearer They are bronze and iron; They, all of them, are corrupt.
And 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."
But the people of the city were divided; and some sided with the Jews, and some with the apostles.
"They spend the night naked, without clothing, And have no covering against the cold.
In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant for three years; then he turned and rebelled against him.
'If there is a man who marries a woman and her mother, it is immorality; both he and they shall be burned with fire, so that there will be no immorality in your midst.
then it shall be, when he sins and becomes guilty, that he shall restore what he took by robbery or what he got by extortion, or the deposit which was entrusted to him or the lost thing which he found,
and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.
Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
So the priests and the Levites accepted the weighed out silver and gold and the utensils, to bring them to Jerusalem to the house of our God.
son of Abishua, son of Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the chief priest.
or has found what was lost and lied about it and sworn falsely, so that he sins in regard to any one of the things a man may do;
Belshazzar the king held a great feast for a thousand of his nobles, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the thousand.
They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish;
So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;
"Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.
"When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.
Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.
Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, the chief of his officials, to bring in some of the sons of Israel, including some of the royal family and of the nobles,
While He was still speaking, behold, a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was preceding them; and he approached Jesus to kiss Him.
"Accept these things from them, that they may be used in the service of the tent of meeting, and you shall give them to the Levites, to each man according to his service."
'Any person who eats any blood, even that person shall be cut off from his people.'"
who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
Then the king said, "Bring Haman quickly that we may do as Esther desires." So the king and Haman came to the banquet which Esther had prepared.
He said also, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob " Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John;
and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
"Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child; Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous Than the sons of the married woman," says the LORD.
'I know your deeds Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.
This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.
"His winnowing fork is in His hand to thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into His barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
The bellows blow fiercely, The lead is consumed by the fire; In vain the refining goes on, But the wicked are not separated.
for they were saying, "Not during the festival, otherwise there might be a riot of the people."
On the day of our king, the princes became sick with the heat of wine; He stretched out his hand with scoffers,
And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, "Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent;
Elders are gone from the gate, Young men from their music.
Now it came about after this that the sons of Moab and the sons of Ammon, together with some of the Meunites, came to make war against Jehoshaphat.
Then Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, 'I WILL STRIKE DOWN THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEP OF THE FLOCK SHALL BE SCATTERED.'
For finding fault with them, He says, "BEHOLD, DAYS ARE COMING, SAYS THE LORD, WHEN I WILL EFFECT A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH;