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So they said, "Behold, there is a feast of the LORD from year to year in Shiloh, which is on the north side of Bethel, on the east side of the highway that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south side of Lebonah."
and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware of it,
And he questioned Him at some length; but He answered him nothing.
"Therefore take heed, so that the thing spoken of in the Prophets may not come upon you:
'If, therefore, a man wishes to redeem part of his tithe, he shall add to it one-fifth of it.
"If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.
Now Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood; its length was two and a half cubits, and its width one and a half cubits, and its height one and a half cubits;
"I went down to the orchard of nut trees To see the blossoms of the valley, To see whether the vine had budded Or the pomegranates had bloomed.
for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. But as He went, the crowds were pressing against Him.
But they rebelled And grieved His Holy Spirit; Therefore He turned Himself to become their enemy, He fought against them.
The LORD appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; stay in the land of which I shall tell you.
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.
Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
Then the servant took ten camels from the camels of his master, and set out with a variety of good things of his master's in his hand; and he arose and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.
Now it came about when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my own country.
"Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days.
And when he learned that He belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also was in Jerusalem at that time.
and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.'"
So the waters have been purified to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke.
Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
"You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep which has a blemish or any defect, for that is a detestable thing to the LORD your God.
A wicked man displays a bold face, But as for the upright, he makes his way sure.
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD; We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.
and the priest shall look, and behold, if it appears to be lower than the skin, and the hair on it has turned white, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is the infection of leprosy, it has broken out in the boil.
His shoots will sprout, And his beauty will be like the olive tree And his fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon.
And they will make their voice heard over you And will cry bitterly They will cast dust on their heads, They will wallow in ashes.
As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, "Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man has risen from the dead."
Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew.
Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.
Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, "Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; perhaps the LORD will work for us, for the LORD is not restrained to save by many or by few."
And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.
Then it came about when the ark set out that Moses said, "Rise up, O LORD! And let Your enemies be scattered, And let those who hate You flee before You."
All the people answered together and said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do!" And Moses brought back the words of the people to the LORD.
"A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.
Jehoash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "The thorn bush which was in Lebanon sent to the cedar which was in Lebanon, saying, 'Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trampled the thorn bush.
Answering them, He said, "Who are My mother and My brothers?"
Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely.
Thus says the LORD, "The people who survived the sword Found grace in the wilderness-- Israel, when it went to find its rest."
Then the book will be given to the one who is illiterate, saying, "Please read this." And he will say, "I cannot read."
Although Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eye was not dim, nor his vigor abated.
"In Your lovingkindness You have led the people whom You have redeemed; In Your strength You have guided them to Your holy habitation.
Hear this, all peoples; Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." But Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."
"If men have a quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but remains in bed,
The people who were camped heard it said, "Zimri has conspired and has also struck down the king." Therefore all Israel made Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that day in the camp.
Moab said to the elders of Midian, "Now this horde will lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field." And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.
Those who trust in the LORD Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.
"You shall not see your countryman's ox or his sheep straying away, and pay no attention to them; you shall certainly bring them back to your countryman.
When we had sailed through the sea along the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we landed at Myra in Lycia.
"Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her."
"In those days they will not say again, 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children's teeth are set on edge.'
But Jesus said, "Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me.
Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;
"Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons.
In that day the LORD will start His threshing from the flowing stream of the Euphrates to the brook of Egypt, and you will be gathered up one by one, O sons of Israel.
Moreover, from the blue and purple and scarlet material, they made finely woven garments for ministering in the holy place as well as the holy garments which were for Aaron, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink,
"Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and it was your fathers who killed them.
The oath which He swore to Abraham our father,
Then Saul said to his servants, "Seek for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her." And his servants said to him, "Behold, there is a woman who is a medium at En-dor."
Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.
"As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another which will not be torn down."
Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite,
"His skin is devoured by disease, The firstborn of death devours his limbs.
"My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished, The grave is ready for me.
and A MAN'S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD.
The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?
But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
And when they had received a pledge from Jason and the others, they released them.
Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd, But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.
He made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger.
The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "This is the ordinance of the Passover: no foreigner is to eat of it;
yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR can NEST UNDER ITS SHADE."
"He does not thank the slave because he did the things which were commanded, does he?
Now David was the son of the Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, whose name was Jesse, and he had eight sons. And Jesse was old in the days of Saul, advanced in years among men.
Sinners in Zion are terrified; Trembling has seized the godless "Who among us can live with the consuming fire? Who among us can live with continual burning?"
"But the testimony which I receive is not from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved.
And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes and the surrounding district asked Him to leave them, for they were gripped with great fear; and He got into a boat and returned.
"At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot, to pull down, or to destroy it;
Many more believed because of His word;
Then the LORD said to me, "Even though Moses and Samuel were to stand before Me, My heart would not be with this people; send them away from My presence and let them go!
"Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, because you are an obstinate people, and I might destroy you on the way."
Then it came about after these things, the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt.
"For He is not a man as I am that I may answer Him, That we may go to court together.
because he came close to death for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was deficient in your service to me.
"For you have brought these men here who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of our goddess.
"Behold, God is exalted, and we do not know Him; The number of His years is unsearchable.
I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It is melted within me.
Then Judah approached him, and said, "Oh my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord's ears, and do not be angry with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh.
And Abram said, "Since You have given no offspring to me, one born in my house is my heir."
"Remember the days of old, Consider the years of all generations. Ask your father, and he will inform you, Your elders, and they will tell you.
Though I have many things to write to you, I do not want to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, so that your joy may be made full.
Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, And the earth will be shaken from its place At the fury of the LORD of hosts In the day of His burning anger.
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
But after a while, in the time of wheat harvest, Samson visited his wife with a young goat, and said, "I will go in to my wife in her room." But her father did not let him enter.
And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink: The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink; They reel while having visions, They totter when rendering judgment.
'Then on the fourteenth day of the first month shall be the LORD'S Passover.
I robbed other churches by taking wages from them to serve you;
to break Assyria in My land, and I will trample him on My mountains Then his yoke will be removed from them and his burden removed from their shoulder.
Answering again, Pilate said to them, "Then what shall I do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?"
and you shall be careful to do all the statutes and the judgments which I am setting before you today.
Jesus answered and said to them, "Do not grumble among yourselves.
"Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished.
"His hands are rods of gold Set with beryl; His abdomen is carved ivory Inlaid with sapphires.
"Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones, And the heavens are not pure in His sight;
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
"But I said to you that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe.
So she said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as a wife."
"Those slain by the LORD on that day will be from one end of the earth to the other They will not be lamented, gathered or buried; they will be like dung on the face of the ground.
"Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.
"But if a stranger sojourns with you, and celebrates the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near to celebrate it; and he shall be like a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person may eat of it.
When he had gone back up and had broken the bread and eaten, he talked with them a long while until daybreak, and then left.
"You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume.
"After you there will arise another kingdom inferior to you, then another third kingdom of bronze, which will rule over all the earth.
and Allammelech and Amad and Mishal; and it reached to Carmel on the west and to Shihor-libnath.
Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink.
He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.
So he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, at Pethor, which is near the River, in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying, "Behold, a people came out of Egypt; behold, they cover the surface of the land, and they are living opposite me.
"Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you For I will accept him so that I may not do with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has."
Now there was a herd of many swine feeding there on the mountain; and the demons implored Him to permit them to enter the swine. And He gave them permission.
Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
His servants drove his body in a chariot from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem and buried him in his own tomb Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and anointed him and made him king in place of his father.
"Oh that I knew where I might find Him, That I might come to His seat!
"Every day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me; but this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures."
In those days there was no king of Israel; and in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking an inheritance for themselves to live in, for until that day an inheritance had not been allotted to them as a possession among the tribes of Israel.
The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, "Why did you not bring Him?"
"Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there; behold, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you."
"Listen to Me, O Jacob, even Israel whom I called; I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.
'Perhaps the LORD your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard Therefore, offer a prayer for the remnant that is left.'"
When they called to the king, Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebnah the scribe and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, came out to them.
Now when Moses saw that the people were out of control--for Aaron had let them get out of control to be a derision among their enemies--
"I, even I, am He who comforts you Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies And of the son of man who is made like grass,
"So you shall keep His statutes and His commandments which I am giving you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may live long on the land which the LORD your God is giving you for all time."
Men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory.
But Jonathan answered Saul his father and said to him, "Why should he be put to death? What has he done?"
"Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws.
Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, And let those who hate Him flee before Him.
"He quieted the sea with His power, And by His understanding He shattered Rahab.
'Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah? Have they delivered Samaria from my hand?
"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,
Now the rest of the acts of Solomon and whatever he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?
so that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company.
He said, "I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house have, because you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and you have followed the Baals.
Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!
And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God.
Fire also came forth from the LORD and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering the incense.
As they were eating, He said, "Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me."
The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.
"Moreover, he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor shall he cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, since the LORD has said to you, 'You shall never again return that way.'
This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after He was raised from the dead.
(men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.
So Moses said to Joshua, "Choose men for us and go out, fight against Amalek Tomorrow I will station myself on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand."
'Everything also on which she lies during her menstrual impurity shall be unclean, and everything on which she sits shall be unclean.
"Then you shall erect the tabernacle according to its plan which you have been shown in the mountain.
If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
"On my bed night after night I sought him Whom my soul loves; I sought him but did not find him.
"Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight Consider too, that this nation is Your people."
"Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' And he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'
"The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you shall not understand,
"Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;
"For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills.
And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the children?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep." Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here."
Then Bildad the Shuhite responded,
And he said to them the third time, "Why, what evil has this man done? I have found in Him no guilt demanding death; therefore I will punish Him and release Him."
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to put Jesus to death.
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless momentary?
"I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them And I will place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in their midst forever.
And the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaped on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
He reigned three years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Micaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. Now there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.
His servants said to him, "Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings, please let us put sackcloth on our loins and ropes on our heads, and go out to the king of Israel; perhaps he will save your life."
"If a man is caught kidnapping any of his countrymen of the sons of Israel, and he deals with him violently or sells him, then that thief shall die; so you shall purge the evil from among you.
"How then can a man be just with God? Or how can he be clean who is born of woman?
"Behold, I am going to send for many fishermen," declares the LORD, "and they will fish for them; and afterwards I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them from every mountain and every hill and from the clefts of the rocks.
Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
"His anger has torn me and hunted me down, He has gnashed at me with His teeth; My adversary glares at me.
"Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to do wrong.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.
"You are wearied with your many counsels; Let now the astrologers, Those who prophesy by the stars, Those who predict by the new moons, Stand up and save you from what will come upon you.
"Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness And his upper rooms without justice, Who uses his neighbor's services without pay And does not give him his wages,
Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him; and he became captain over them. Now there were about four hundred men with him.
"Thus you shall keep the sons of Israel separated from their uncleanness, so that they will not die in their uncleanness by their defiling My tabernacle that is among them."
"Some remove the landmarks; They seize and devour flocks.
So the people took their dough before it was leavened, with their kneading bowls bound up in the clothes on their shoulders.
This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
"Moreover, the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth; and there you shall serve other gods, wood and stone, which you or your fathers have not known.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
But she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I have no bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering a few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and die."
"His cheeks are like a bed of balsam, Banks of sweet-scented herbs; His lips are lilies Dripping with liquid myrrh.
"You neglected the Rock who begot you, And forgot the God who gave you birth.
'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?
"But no one says, 'Where is God my Maker, Who gives songs in the night,
The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he would drink from the brook.
"You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.
"You have heard the blasphemy; how does it seem to you?" And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.
a woman came to Him with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at the table.
In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah the son of Baasha became king over Israel at Tirzah, and reigned two years.
"Let every valley be lifted up, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged terrain a broad valley;
"The pig, because it divides the hoof but does not chew the cud, it is unclean for you. You shall not eat any of their flesh nor touch their carcasses.
So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, and his son Asa became king in his place. The land was undisturbed for ten years during his days.
He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
Thus He will sprinkle many nations, Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him; For what had not been told them they will see, And what they had not heard they will understand.
"Get up, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!"
For the LORD has poured over you a spirit of deep sleep, He has shut your eyes, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, the seers.
"It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who will go up to heaven for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?'
Now in the days of wheat harvest Reuben went and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, "Please give me some of your son's mandrakes."
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children,
"Nevertheless, as the LORD God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from harming you, unless you had come quickly to meet me, surely there would not have been left to Nabal until the morning light as much as one male."
"He shall make atonement for the holy place, because of the impurities of the sons of Israel and because of their transgressions in regard to all their sins; and thus he shall do for the tent of meeting which abides with them in the midst of their impurities.
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.
Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die, but God will surely take care of you and bring you up from this land to the land which He promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob."
When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and was imploring Him to come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death.
They went away and reported it to the others, but they did not believe them either.
Now Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover to the LORD God of Israel.
and will cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
"In a dream, a vision of the night, When sound sleep falls on men, While they slumber in their beds,
So Gad came to David that day and said to him, "Go up, erect an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite."
having the glory of God Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper.
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
"O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted, Behold, I will set your stones in antimony, And your foundations I will lay in sapphires.
And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, "The will of the Lord be done!"
Then the lot for the sons of Joseph went from the Jordan at Jericho to the waters of Jericho on the east into the wilderness, going up from Jericho through the hill country to Bethel.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You.
fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; just as he has injured a man, so it shall be inflicted on him.
Then Moses bade his father-in-law farewell, and he went his way into his own land.
I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,
I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.
It is your destruction, O Israel, That you are against Me, against your help.
"For thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I will give you into the hand of those whom you hate, into the hand of those from whom you were alienated.
'Your pomp and the music of your harps Have been brought down to Sheol; Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you And worms are your covering.'
Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine.
"How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman's hand.'
And all who lived at Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.
Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed, "Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry." Then Judah said, "Bring her out and let her be burned!"
He went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.
Your eyes will see strange things And your mind will utter perverse things.
His watchmen are blind, All of them know nothing. All of them are mute dogs unable to bark, Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;
Then the second lot fell to Simeon, to the tribe of the sons of Simeon according to their families, and their inheritance was in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Judah.
"The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever.
While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very severe plague.
'What, therefore, belongs to the Levites may be redeemed and a house sale in the city of this possession reverts in the jubilee, for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the sons of Israel.
Moreover, the angel of the LORD said to her, "I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count."
"Coastlands, listen to Me in silence, And let the peoples gain new strength; Let them come forward, then let them speak; Let us come together for judgment.
and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife.
Moses entered the midst of the cloud as he went up to the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel Prophesy and say to those shepherds, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock?
The sons of Dan set up for themselves the graven image; and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of the Danites until the day of the captivity of the land.
"As for any person who does any work on this same day, that person I will destroy from among his people.
On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance.
and they came and appealed to them, and when they had brought them out, they kept begging them to leave the city.
Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,
"But if this charge is true, that the girl was not found a virgin,
That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the sons of Israel cut down from there.
And Job again took up his discourse and said,
and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the beasts of the field You will be given grass to eat like cattle, and seven periods of time will pass over you until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.'
"Or do you have an arm like God, And can you thunder with a voice like His?
Then King David rose to his feet and said, "Listen to me, my brethren and my people; I had intended to build a permanent home for the ark of the covenant of the LORD and for the footstool of our God. So I had made preparations to build it.
Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues.
'Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you.
"When a man has on the skin of his body a swelling or a scab or a bright spot, and it becomes an infection of leprosy on the skin of his body, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons the priests.
What, O my son? And what, O son of my womb? And what, O son of my vows?
At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon went up to Jerusalem, and the city came under siege.
For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us And Israel does not recognize us You, O LORD, are our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is Your name.
"As I see him from the top of the rocks, And I look at him from the hills; Behold, a people who dwells apart, And will not be reckoned among the nations.
"Woe to you! For you are like concealed tombs, and the people who walk over them are unaware of it."
So Omri slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria; and Ahab his son became king in his place.
and Atroth-shophan and Jazer and Jogbehah,
And all who heard Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers.
"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death,
"Behold, these are the fringes of His ways; And how faint a word we hear of Him! But His mighty thunder, who can understand?"
Then David said to Abigail, "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me,
But the people thirsted there for water; and they grumbled against Moses and said, "Why, now, have you brought us up from Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?"
Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba, and the Philistines heard of it Then Saul blew the trumpet throughout the land, saying, "Let the Hebrews hear."
"The clods of the valley will gently cover him; Moreover, all men will follow after him, While countless ones go before him.
Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.
"Go, say to Jeroboam, 'Thus says the LORD God of Israel, "Because I exalted you from among the people and made you leader over My people Israel,
Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and the fish likewise.
Thus they set out from the mount of the LORD three days' journey, with the ark of the covenant of the LORD journeying in front of them for the three days, to seek out a resting place for them.
Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
So Israel made a vow to the LORD and said, "If You will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities."
But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"
Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people And will have compassion on His afflicted.
For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were in the high place at Gibeon at that time.
"You shall put pure frankincense on each row that it may be a memorial portion for the bread, even an offering by fire to the LORD.
So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.
its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.
"Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Simeon, and the leader of the sons of Simeon: Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai,
for a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
"Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no longer be called tender and delicate.
They answered and said to him, "If this Man were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him to you."
"This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying, 'Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed.
"Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you."
Alas, oh land of whirring wings Which lies beyond the rivers of Cush,
Saul and the men of Israel were gathered and camped in the valley of Elah, and drew up in battle array to encounter the Philistines.
There were also many burnt offerings with the fat of the peace offerings and with the libations for the burnt offerings. Thus the service of the house of the LORD was established again.
'Likewise, if a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then his redemption right remains valid until a full year from its sale; his right of redemption lasts a full year.
"Thus I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will chase after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD." And they did so.
"But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
because David did what was right in the sight of the LORD, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.
"You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not analyze this present time?
Their border was from Heleph, from the oak in Zaanannim and Adami-nekeb and Jabneel, as far as Lakkum, and it ended at the Jordan.
The sons of Israel ate the manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate the manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive and act and render to each according to all his ways, whose heart You know, for You alone know the hearts of all the sons of men,
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary
But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us."
"Behold, I go forward but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;
'They will deal with you in hatred, take all your property, and leave you naked and bare. And the nakedness of your harlotries will be uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotries.
Then he said, "I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."
They assembled together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "You have gone far enough, for all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is in their midst; so why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?"
Jesus said to him, "Go; your son lives." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started off.
"You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge.
Greet Rufus, a choice man in the Lord, also his mother and mine.
Now when Saul had taken the kingdom over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, the sons of Ammon, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines; and wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment.
And you will, even of yourself, let go of your inheritance That I gave you; And I will make you serve your enemies In the land which you do not know; For you have kindled a fire in My anger Which will burn forever.
O God, the nations have invaded Your inheritance; They have defiled Your holy temple; They have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
The LORD sent against him bands of Chaldeans, bands of Arameans, bands of Moabites, and bands of Ammonites So He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD which He had spoken through His servants the prophets.
"Therefore behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when it will no longer be said, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,'
Draw near, O nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples! Let the earth and all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it.
Then it came about, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the sons of Israel again played the harlot with the Baals, and made Baal-berith their god.
and when I was present with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone; for when the brethren came from Macedonia they fully supplied my need, and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, and will continue to do so.
"The priest shall then command that they empty the house before the priest goes in to look at the mark, so that everything in the house need not become unclean; and afterward the priest shall go in to look at the house.
From the tribe of Issachar, they gave Kishion with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands,
"You shall tell your son on that day, saying, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
'Cursed is the man who makes an idol or a molten image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret ' And all the people shall answer and say, 'Amen.'
"Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the LORD'S hand Double for all her sins."
But when food was set before him to eat, he said, "I will not eat until I have told my business." And he said, "Speak on."
and the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have their request. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
Again he says, "REJOICE, O GENTILES, WITH HIS PEOPLE."
The righteous cry, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles.
Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.
Others were saying, "This is the Christ." Still others were saying, "Surely the Christ is not going to come from Galilee, is He?
When He saw them, He said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they were going, they were cleansed.
"Who is this coming up from the wilderness Leaning on her beloved?" "Beneath the apple tree I awakened you; There your mother was in labor with you, There she was in labor and gave you birth.
Then behold, one of the sons of Israel came and brought to his relatives a Midianite woman, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, while they were weeping at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
Now as for the people who were left in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, he appointed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan over them.
He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.
Then Doeg the Edomite, who was standing by the servants of Saul, said, "I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.
"Their bulbs and their branches shall be of one piece with it; all of it shall be one piece of hammered work of pure gold.
The firstborn bore a son, and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day.
"As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool."
Then the two men said to Lot, "Whom else have you here? A son-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whomever you have in the city, bring them out of the place;
The angel who has redeemed me from all evil, Bless the lads; And may my name live on in them, And the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And may they grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."
Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
And he said to them, "Men of Israel, take care what you propose to do with these men.
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,
Thus says the LORD, "Go and buy a potter's earthenware jar, and take some of the elders of the people and some of the senior priests.
Now Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. For Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. And his head caught fast in the oak, so he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him kept going.
"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for it would be sin in you, and the LORD your God will surely require it of you.
and Mizpah, for he said, "May the LORD watch between you and me when we are absent one from the other.
Let us examine and probe our ways, And let us return to the LORD.
"But as for the land to which they desire to return, they will not return to it.
"Inasmuch as you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what will take place in the future; so the dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy."
There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
But Jesus made no further answer; so Pilate was amazed.
"Have you entered into the springs of the sea Or walked in the recesses of the deep?
because they did not meet you with food and water on the way when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.
Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Moses' wife Zipporah, after he had sent her away,
He measured the court, a perfect square, a hundred cubits long and a hundred cubits wide; and the altar was in front of the temple.
'Therefore send to Joppa and invite Simon, who is also called Peter, to come to you; he is staying at the house of Simon the tanner by the sea.'
The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"
"For He draws up the drops of water, They distill rain from the mist,
In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was taken, on that same day the hand of the LORD was upon me and He brought me there.
The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough":
'You shall then sound a ram's horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land.
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder, I would bind it to myself like a crown.
Now it came about on the next day that an evil spirit from God came mightily upon Saul, and he raved in the midst of the house, while David was playing the harp with his hand, as usual; and a spear was in Saul's hand.
Like cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a distant land.
When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, "He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner."
"As for your birth, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water for cleansing; you were not rubbed with salt or even wrapped in cloths.
She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.
A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.
So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.
He struck them ruthlessly with a great slaughter; and he went down and lived in the cleft of the rock of Etam.
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
She said to her father, "Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise before you, for the manner of women is upon me " So he searched but did not find the household idols.
"Now you have indeed gone away because you longed greatly for your father's house; but why did you steal my gods?"
[where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]
Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him."
"Now therefore, restore the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours."
And he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and has taken away your blessing."
"The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice.
"David found favor in God's sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.
'The priest who is the highest among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil has been poured and who has been consecrated to wear the garments, shall not uncover his head nor tear his clothes;
"I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not hold them back ' Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth,
For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again,
'Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.
The king answered Daniel and said, "Surely your God is a God of gods and a Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, since you have been able to reveal this mystery."
Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.
Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
Hezekiah listened to them, and showed them all his treasure house, the silver and the gold and the spices and the precious oil and the house of his armor and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
"You shall do no work at all. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.
Lift up a standard on the bare hill, Raise your voice to them, Wave the hand that they may enter the doors of the nobles.
"After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them.
"For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong.
"Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING.
"Inasmuch as I exalted you from the dust and made you leader over My people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have made My people Israel sin, provoking Me to anger with their sins,
Jeroboam said to his wife, "Arise now, and disguise yourself so that they will not know that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh; behold, Ahijah the prophet is there, who spoke concerning me that I would be king over this people.
"Truly is not my house so with God? For He has made an everlasting covenant with me, Ordered in all things, and secured; For all my salvation and all my desire, Will He not indeed make it grow?
"How long will you hunt for words? Show understanding and then we can talk.
"I will rejoice over them to do them good and will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul.
To do righteousness and justice Is desired by the LORD more than sacrifice.
And I said, 'Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop'?
You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
And his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was removed, and he began speaking plainly.
we acknowledge this in every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.
"Before I was aware, my soul set me Over the chariots of my noble people."
"They spend their days in prosperity, And suddenly they go down to Sheol.
'You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin; I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.
He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.
Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.
"Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
"Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me; O LORD, be my helper."
Then Zimri went in and struck him and put him to death in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and became king in his place.
"Now therefore, please pardon my sin and return with me, that I may worship the LORD."
Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in His eyes.
The priests: the sons of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, 973;
Then he said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." But he said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
The Philistines overtook Saul and his sons; and the Philistines killed Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua the sons of Saul.
Now Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.
We will not conceal them from their children, But tell to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.
For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering.
"A certain Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there,
and the human beings were 16,000, from whom the LORD'S levy was 32 persons.
"They shall be My people, and I will be their God;
'I will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.
'So you shall not pollute the land in which you are; for blood pollutes the land and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.
In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the LORD, saying,
"Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Where has your beloved turned, That we may seek him with you?"
"For in this case the saying is true, 'One sows and another reaps.'
When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
At that time Rezin king of Aram recovered Elath for Aram, and cleared the Judeans out of Elath entirely; and the Arameans came to Elath and have lived there to this day.
"Amalek is living in the land of the Negev and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites are living in the hill country, and the Canaanites are living by the sea and by the side of the Jordan."
"Be sure to observe what I am commanding you this day: behold, I am going to drive out the Amorite before you, and the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite.
So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
"If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it will be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays."
and lay them at the apostles' feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need.
Peter said to Him, "Explain the parable to us."
Samuel said to Saul, "You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, for now the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.
In that day there will be no light; the luminaries will dwindle.
Then David said to Gad, "I am in great distress. Let us now fall into the hand of the LORD for His mercies are great, but do not let me fall into the hand of man."
And a voice came from the throne, saying, "Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, you who fear Him, the small and the great."
The LORD was pleased for His righteousness' sake To make the law great and glorious.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.
"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine, He who pastures his flock among the lilies."
at that time the LORD spoke through Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, "Go and loosen the sackcloth from your hips and take your shoes off your feet " And he did so, going naked and barefoot.
"Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.
Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father.
Then David arose and fled that day from Saul, and went to Achish king of Gath.
'Your children, however, whom you said would become a prey--I will bring them in, and they will know the land which you have rejected.
The king charged Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, "Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom." And all the people heard when the king charged all the commanders concerning Absalom.
Then Balaam said to Balak, "Build seven altars for me here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me here."
'They shall not make any baldness on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make any cuts in their flesh.
and they brought grief to Isaac and Rebekah.
"I answered them that it is not the custom of the Romans to hand over any man before the accused meets his accusers face to face and has an opportunity to make his defense against the charges.
and the third married her; and in the same way all seven died, leaving no children.
Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding any.
Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
"Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light.
King Solomon answered and said to his mother, "And why are you asking Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for him also the kingdom--for he is my older brother--even for him, for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah!"
"The sons of Israel shall camp, each man by his own camp, and each man by his own standard, according to their armies.
From Kibroth-hattaavah the people set out for Hazeroth, and they remained at Hazeroth.
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around on the hem of the robe.
And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, to the very day, all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
"Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless;
Then Jacob became angry and contended with Laban; and Jacob said to Laban, "What is my transgression? What is my sin that you have hotly pursued me?
And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
"I have made a covenant with My chosen; I have sworn to David My servant,
Come, my people, enter into your rooms And close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while Until indignation runs its course.
Thus I will punish the world for its evil And the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud And abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.
and to offer all burnt offerings to the LORD, on the sabbaths, the new moons and the fixed festivals in the number set by the ordinance concerning them, continually before the LORD.
The chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the temple treasury, since it is the price of blood."
The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them as an inheritance in the land of the LORD as male servants and female servants; and they will take their captors captive and will rule over their oppressors.
"Therefore we said, 'It shall also come about if they say this to us or to our generations in time to come, then we shall say, "See the copy of the altar of the LORD which our fathers made, not for burnt offering or for sacrifice; rather it is a witness between us and you."'
"Oh that I were as in months gone by, As in the days when God watched over me;
Of Levi he said, "Let Your Thummim and Your Urim belong to Your godly man, Whom You proved at Massah, With whom You contended at the waters of Meribah;
"What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, 'The fathers eat the sour grapes, But the children's teeth are set on edge'?
Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;
"For My angel will go before you and bring you in to the land of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will completely destroy them.
Then Joseph fell on his father's face, and wept over him and kissed him.
And they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called.
"For handfuls of barley and fragments of bread, you have profaned Me to My people to put to death some who should not die and to keep others alive who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies."'"
"Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God and walk in all His ways and keep His commandments and hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul."
and wherever the sons of men dwell, or the beasts of the field, or the birds of the sky, He has given them into your hand and has caused you to rule over them all. You are the head of gold.
For He established a testimony in Jacob And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers That they should teach them to their children,
"So do not listen to them, for more than forty of them are lying in wait for him who have bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they slay him; and now they are ready and waiting for the promise from you."
O LORD, You showed favor to Your land; You restored the captivity of Jacob.
Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jerushah the daughter of Zadok.
Then King Solomon swore by the LORD, saying, "May God do so to me and more also, if Adonijah has not spoken this word against his own life.
Then his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, facing Mamre,
Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
And again, "PRAISE THE LORD ALL YOU GENTILES, AND LET ALL THE PEOPLES PRAISE HIM."
The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.
A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.
and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up."
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur the son of Malchijah, and Zephaniah the priest, the son of Maaseiah, saying,
'The one who touches the corpse of any person shall be unclean for seven days.
if you obey the LORD your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and soul.
"You shall become a horror, a proverb, and a taunt among all the people where the LORD drives you.
So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them (now the Gibeonites were not of the sons of Israel but of the remnant of the Amorites, and the sons of Israel made a covenant with them, but Saul had sought to kill them in his zeal for the sons of Israel and Judah).
"You shall not eat leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat with it unleavened bread, the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste), so that you may remember all the days of your life the day when you came out of the land of Egypt.
Now it came about after many days, when the LORD had given rest to Israel from all their enemies on every side, and Joshua was old, advanced in years,
"For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.
'Now if the means of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger who is sojourning with you, or to the descendants of a stranger's family,
"Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
Yet the LORD warned Israel and Judah through all His prophets and every seer, saying, "Turn from your evil ways and keep My commandments, My statutes according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you through My servants the prophets."
If anyone has an ear, let him hear.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
"The pillars of heaven tremble And are amazed at His rebuke.
He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.
It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.
"Speak to the sons of Israel, and get from them a rod for each father's household: twelve rods, from all their leaders according to their fathers' households. You shall write each name on his rod,
And it will be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us This is the LORD for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."
I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.
When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long.
The governor said to them that they should not eat from the most holy things until a priest stood up with Urim and Thummim.
And he said, "Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way." They said however, "No, but we shall spend the night in the square."
Then the border went up the valley of Ben-hinnom to the slope of the Jebusite on the south (that is, Jerusalem); and the border went up to the top of the mountain which is before the valley of Hinnom to the west, which is at the end of the valley of Rephaim toward the north.
and he said, "The LORD has sworn; the LORD will have war against Amalek from generation to generation."
After coming, Judas immediately went to Him, saying, "Rabbi!" and kissed Him.
These also cast lots just as their relatives the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers' households of the priests and of the Levites--the head of fathers' households as well as those of his younger brother.
The sons of Dan said to him, "Do not let your voice be heard among us, or else fierce men will fall upon you and you will lose your life, with the lives of your household."
He makes the winds His messengers, Flaming fire His ministers.
Then the LORD spoke to Aaron, "Now behold, I Myself have given you charge of My offerings, even all the holy gifts of the sons of Israel I have given them to you as a portion and to your sons as a perpetual allotment.
Meanwhile, the Midianites sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, Pharaoh's officer, the captain of the bodyguard.
For a fire is kindled in My anger, And burns to the lowest part of Sheol, And consumes the earth with its yield, And sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.
"You shall not move your neighbor's boundary mark, which the ancestors have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the LORD your God gives you to possess.
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.
He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.
Then the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah, his youngest son, king in his place, for the band of men who came with the Arabs to the camp had slain all the older sons. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah began to reign.
Solomon sought therefore to put Jeroboam to death; but Jeroboam arose and fled to Egypt to Shishak king of Egypt, and he was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.
The people went out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they became frightened.
then they shall bring out the girl to the doorway of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death because she has committed an act of folly in Israel by playing the harlot in her father's house; thus you shall purge the evil from among you.
Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.
Then the sons of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, "Behold, we perish, we are dying, we are all dying!
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
The nations will see your righteousness, And all kings your glory; And you will be called by a new name Which the mouth of the LORD will designate.
Then he brought all the priests from the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba; and he broke down the high places of the gates which were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on one's left at the city gate.
And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitylene.
"Present your case," the LORD says. "Bring forward your strong arguments," The King of Jacob says.
Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying,
For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.
The king said to Ziba, "Why do you have these?" And Ziba said, "The donkeys are for the king's household to ride, and the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat, and the wine, for whoever is faint in the wilderness to drink."
'All its land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.'
"But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great."
and who owned a tract of land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.
'If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death at the evidence of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.
"On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud,
The sons of Israel departed from there at that time, every man to his tribe and family, and each one of them went out from there to his inheritance.
But He answered them, "You give them something to eat!" And they said to Him, "Shall we go and spend two hundred denarii on bread and give them something to eat?"
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.
and Esau went to Ishmael, and married, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth.
"Our fathers were unwilling to be obedient to him, but repudiated him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt,
Fear came on all those living around them; and all these matters were being talked about in all the hill country of Judea.
"Kings will be your guardians, And their princesses your nurses They will bow down to you with their faces to the earth And lick the dust of your feet; And you will know that I am the LORD; Those who hopefully wait for Me will not be put to shame.
"You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small.
Then the disciples came and said to Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement?"
and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, 'Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,'
He took curds and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and placed it before them; and he was standing by them under the tree as they ate.
Now in the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, in the fifth month, Hananiah the son of Azzur, the prophet, who was from Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of the LORD in the presence of the priests and all the people, saying,
Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One, To the despised One, To the One abhorred by the nation, To the Servant of rulers, "Kings will see and arise, Princes will also bow down, Because of the LORD who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen You."
Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah of the sons of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
Then Moses and the elders of Israel charged the people, saying, "Keep all the commandments which I command you today.
For thus the LORD, the God of Israel, says to me, "Take this cup of the wine of wrath from My hand and cause all the nations to whom I send you to drink it.
And Jesus answered and said, "You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here."
and of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites; and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.
But if any man thinks that he is acting unbecomingly toward his virgin daughter, if she is past her youth, and if it must be so, let him do what he wishes, he does not sin; let her marry.
"Moreover, he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before the LORD. At his command they shall go out and at his command they shall come in, both he and the sons of Israel with him, even all the congregation."
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised;
"When I passed by you and saw you squirming in your blood, I said to you while you were in your blood, 'Live!' Yes, I said to you while you were in your blood, 'Live!'
It came about after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac lived by Beer-lahai-roi.
And He commanded them all to sit down by groups on the green grass.
"Then they will comfort you when you see their conduct and actions, for you will know that I have not done in vain whatever I did to it," declares the Lord GOD.
And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.
But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned because he justified himself before God.
Remember the word to Your servant, In which You have made me hope.
"Yet to this day the LORD has not given you a heart to know, nor eyes to see, nor ears to hear.
You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, That what is made would say to its maker, "He did not make me"; Or what is formed say to him who formed it, "He has no understanding"?
She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.
The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern.
"For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,
So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
'You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain.
So the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD was concerned about the sons of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, then they bowed low and worshiped.
Now the news came to Joab, for Joab had followed Adonijah, although he had not followed Absalom And Joab fled to the tent of the LORD and took hold of the horns of the altar.
"When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out with the army nor be charged with any duty; he shall be free at home one year and shall give happiness to his wife whom he has taken.
And Abijam slept with his fathers and they buried him in the city of David; and Asa his son became king in his place.
Now these are the territories which the sons of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the households of the tribes of the sons of Israel apportioned to them for an inheritance,
They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer!
The half, the portion of those who went out to war, was as follows: the number of sheep was 337,500,
SAYING TO AARON, 'MAKE FOR US GODS WHO WILL GO BEFORE US; FOR THIS MOSES WHO LED US OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT--WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.'
The Jews said to Him, "Now we know that You have a demon Abraham died, and the prophets also; and You say, 'If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste of death.'
"But bring with you also your brothers, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, that they may be joined with you and serve you, while you and your sons with you are before the tent of the testimony.
Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker; He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.
Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb; You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts.
'They will also strip you of your clothes and take away your beautiful jewels.
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.
"They have acted corruptly toward Him, They are not His children, because of their defect; But are a perverse and crooked generation.
Ahab called Obadiah who was over the household (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly;
From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.
"While the word was in the king's mouth, a voice came from heaven, saying, 'King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: sovereignty has been removed from you,
When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.
"You fools and blind men! Which is more important, the gold or the temple that sanctified the gold?
Micaiah said, "Behold, you will see on that day when you enter an inner room to hide yourself."
And He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor; but no man knows his burial place to this day.
'Moreover, I will make My dwelling among you, and My soul will not reject you.
"God brings them out of Egypt, He is for them like the horns of the wild ox.
because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants that they should become a desolation and a curse, and you have torn your clothes and wept before Me, I truly have heard you," declares the LORD.
But the bystanders said, "Do you revile God's high priest?"
"Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel; I will help you," declares the LORD, "and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
"You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come."
So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Put away the foreign gods which are among you, and purify yourselves and change your garments;
When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave And behold, a voice came to him and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"
It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.
Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly.
May he also rule from sea to sea And from the River to the ends of the earth.
O God, we have heard with our ears, Our fathers have told us The work that You did in their days, In the days of old.
All the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, "Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!
"Beware that there is no base thought in your heart, saying, 'The seventh year, the year of remission, is near,' and your eye is hostile toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; then he may cry to the LORD against you, and it will be a sin in you.
Now the lot for the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their families reached the border of Edom, southward to the wilderness of Zin at the extreme south.
Then Elihu continued and said,
After about an hour had passed, another man began to insist, saying, "Certainly this man also was with Him, for he is a Galilean too."
And hearing this, they were amazed, and leaving Him, they went away.
Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek, while the Israelites were camping by the spring which is in Jezreel.
And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place.
Who say to the seers, "You must not see visions"; And to the prophets, "You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions.
He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth,
Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.
May my prayer be counted as incense before You; The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.
"Why are times not stored up by the Almighty, And why do those who know Him not see His days?
"Water will flow from his buckets, And his seed will be by many waters, And his king shall be higher than Agag, And his kingdom shall be exalted.
Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, "We are not blind too, are we?"
All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship, All those who go down to the dust will bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.
Therefore through this Jacob's iniquity will be forgiven; And this will be the full price of the pardoning of his sin: When he makes all the altar stones like pulverized chalk stones; When Asherim and incense altars will not stand.
They settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled in defiance of all his relatives.
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.
Now this is the enumeration of the sons of Israel, the heads of fathers' households, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and their officers who served the king in all the affairs of the divisions which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, each division numbering 24,000:
of the gods of the peoples who are around you, near you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other end),
And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless.
But striking a reef where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground; and the prow stuck fast and remained immovable, but the stern began to be broken up by the force of the waves.
But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
For you have made the LORD, my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place.
A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.
So David said to Joab and to the princes of the people, "Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan, and bring me word that I may know their number."
Again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
but they kept on calling out, saying, "Crucify, crucify Him!"
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing.
The other was named Eliezer, for he said, "The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh."
The LORD said to Moses, "Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers; and this people will arise and play the harlot with the strange gods of the land, into the midst of which they are going, and will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them.
"His legs are pillars of alabaster Set on pedestals of pure gold; His appearance is like Lebanon Choice as the cedars.
Then Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest and the leaders returned from the sons of Reuben and from the sons of Gad, from the land of Gilead to the land of Canaan, to the sons of Israel, and brought back word to them.
you shall surely set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses, one from among your countrymen you shall set as king over yourselves; you may not put a foreigner over yourselves who is not your countryman.
Then it came about in the morning that Balak took Balaam and brought him up to the high places of Baal, and he saw from there a portion of the people.
It came about on the seventh day that some of the people went out to gather, but they found none.
Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am tired of living because of the daughters of Heth; if Jacob takes a wife from the daughters of Heth, like these, from the daughters of the land, what good will my life be to me?"
"But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.
A fool rejects his father's discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible.
When He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, "Who is this?"
When Pashhur the priest, the son of Immer, who was chief officer in the house of the LORD, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things,
Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.
So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand men of the people from Dan to Beersheba died.
And no resident will say, "I am sick"; The people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity.
and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'"
'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness.
Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,
He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
"It is definitely because they have misled My people by saying, 'Peace!' when there is no peace. And when anyone builds a wall, behold, they plaster it over with whitewash;
So she wrote letters in Ahab's name and sealed them with his seal, and sent letters to the elders and to the nobles who were living with Naboth in his city.
Now after this it came about that David defeated the Philistines and subdued them and took Gath and its towns from the hand of the Philistines.
So the Jews were saying, "See how He loved him!"
So the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, Armoni and Mephibosheth whom she had borne to Saul, and the five sons of Merab the daughter of Saul, whom she had borne to Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
When the layer of dew evaporated, behold, on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground.
and I saw Him saying to me, 'Make haste, and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about Me.'
The LORD gave Lachish into the hands of Israel; and he captured it on the second day, and struck it and every person who was in it with the edge of the sword, according to all that he had done to Libnah.
"For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, 'You are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.'
The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.
and Ahijah, the son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the priest of the LORD at Shiloh, was wearing an ephod. And the people did not know that Jonathan had gone.
But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very shrewd man.
When Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by prophets.
'Also on the day of the first fruits, when you present a new grain offering to the LORD in your Feast of Weeks, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.
Depart, depart, go out from there, Touch nothing unclean; Go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves, You who carry the vessels of the LORD.
"And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery.
The eye that mocks a father And scorns a mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.
"The king has also said thus, 'Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has granted one to sit on my throne today while my own eyes see it.'"
Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
Saul was staying in the outskirts of Gibeah under the pomegranate tree which is in Migron And the people who were with him were about six hundred men,
For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
But the rest of them said, "Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him."
The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.
Thus it came about on the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.
"Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things;
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Now behold, a prophet approached Ahab king of Israel and said, "Thus says the LORD, 'Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold, I will deliver them into your hand today, and you shall know that I am the LORD.'"
"Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him?
Then he made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, five cubits long, and five cubits wide, square, and three cubits high.
When He came to the house, He did not allow anyone to enter with Him, except Peter and John and James, and the girl's father and mother.
"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.
'If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative has sold.
Now the rest of the acts of Baasha and what he did and his might, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
Those who fashion a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame.
"This is what everyone who is numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), half a shekel as a contribution to the LORD.
Now Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac;
"But rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their Asherim
Then the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest, with the three officers of the temple.
and did not find His body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said that He was alive.
so that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you a root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood.
But when Jesus heard this, He answered him, "Do not be afraid any longer; only believe, and she will be made well."
Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
On that day the deaf will hear words of a book, And out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand:
'As for those of you who may be left, I will also bring weakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee as though from the sword, and they will fall.
"He will also enter the Beautiful Land, and many countries will fall; but these will be rescued out of his hand: Edom, Moab and the foremost of the sons of Ammon.
"Now behold, today I am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one word of all the good words which the LORD your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have been fulfilled for you, not one of them has failed.
The heart of King David longed to go out to Absalom; for he was comforted concerning Amnon, since he was dead.
"They sacrificed to demons who were not God, To gods whom they have not known, New gods who came lately, Whom your fathers did not dread.
Lovingkindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
saying, "This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law."
for the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
"Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will turn out exactly as I have been told.
So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves also went to the feast.
May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!
Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.
Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, "I have sinned, for I did not know that you were standing in the way against me. Now then, if it is displeasing to you, I will turn back."
The king gives stability to the land by justice, But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.
Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings
So they made war against Midian, just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed every male.
"On this day in the month of Abib, you are about to go forth.
But Er, Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the LORD, so the LORD took his life.
"He will come and destroy these vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others " When they heard it, they said, "May it never be!"
and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb and went away.
So from that day on they planned together to kill Him.
Then the lame will leap like a deer, And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy For waters will break forth in the wilderness And streams in the Arabah.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin.
and cinnamon and spice and incense and perfume and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and cargoes of horses and chariots and slaves and human lives.
Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.
Two things I asked of You, Do not refuse me before I die:
Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, and said, "Up, get out of this place, for the LORD will destroy the city " But he appeared to his sons-in-law to be jesting.
"It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it I stretched out the heavens with My hands And I ordained all their host.
Then on that day David first assigned Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the LORD.
Obil the Ishmaelite had charge of the camels; and Jehdeiah the Meronothite had charge of the donkeys.
and his relatives, capable men, were 2,700 in number, heads of fathers' households. And King David made them overseers of the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of the Manassites concerning all the affairs of God and of the king.
A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.
but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father's flock at Bethlehem.
Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: "Ask Me about the things to come concerning My sons, And you shall commit to Me the work of My hands.
from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi;
"Will it go down with me to Sheol? Shall we together go down into the dust?"
But Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid, for am I in God's place?
"This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing. Now he shall be brought to the priest,
"But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death."
and seat two worthless men before him, and let them testify against him, saying, 'You cursed God and the king ' Then take him out and stone him to death."
"But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
"I will vindicate the holiness of My great name which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst Then the nations will know that I am the LORD," declares the Lord GOD, "when I prove Myself holy among you in their sight.
and because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which he made Israel sin, because of his provocation with which he provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger.
Then Joshua summoned the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh,
The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
"He shall put on the holy linen tunic, and the linen undergarments shall be next to his body, and he shall be girded with the linen sash and attired with the linen turban (these are holy garments) Then he shall bathe his body in water and put them on.
"Now after a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them.
and said, "Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I am to rise again.'
"As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "Sodom, your sister and her daughters have not done as you and your daughters have done.
"Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai has been destroyed! Cry out, O daughters of Rabbah, Gird yourselves with sackcloth and lament, And rush back and forth inside the walls; For Malcam will go into exile Together with his priests and his princes.
So the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us." And Moses interceded for the people.
Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge.
"After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog, a single flea?
Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, "A man of God came to me and his appearance was like the appearance of the angel of God, very awesome. And I did not ask him where he came from, nor did he tell me his name.
"This is the wicked man's portion from God, Even the heritage decreed to him by God."
The Lord gives the command; The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host:
Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose and destroyed all the royal offspring of the house of Judah.
"So when any man from the sons of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, in hunting catches a beast or a bird which may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth.
Again, the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"So my honesty will answer for me later, when you come concerning my wages. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and black among the lambs, if found with me, will be considered stolen."
Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, "Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son." So his father wept for him.
Dimnah with its pasture lands, Nahalal with its pasture lands; four cities.
therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.
He appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the LORD, even to celebrate and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:
Then Saul clothed David with his garments and put a bronze helmet on his head, and he clothed him with armor.
After he had greeted them, he began to relate one by one the things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.
Now it came about after this, that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon died, and his son became king in his place.
"You shall walk in all the way which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you will possess.
"He will not be disheartened or crushed Until He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law."
Shallum son of Jabesh became king in the thirty-ninth year of Uzziah king of Judah, and he reigned one month in Samaria.
and Chephar-ammoni and Ophni and Geba; twelve cities with their villages.
"Speak to Aaron, saying, 'No man of your offspring throughout their generations who has a defect shall approach to offer the food of his God.
And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
"If you say in your heart, 'Why have these things happened to me?' Because of the magnitude of your iniquity Your skirts have been removed And your heels have been exposed.
The oracle concerning the valley of vision What is the matter with you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops?
Now he waited seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattering from him.
"His eyes are like doves Beside streams of water, Bathed in milk, And reposed in their setting.
They entered into the covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul;
"Behold, this day your eyes have seen that the LORD had given you today into my hand in the cave, and some said to kill you, but my eye had pity on you; and I said, 'I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the LORD'S anointed.'
The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?
I was mute and silent, I refrained even from good, And my sorrow grew worse.
"Since you are precious in My sight, Since you are honored and I love you, I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life.
So David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go and attack these Philistines?" And the LORD said to David, "Go and attack the Philistines and deliver Keilah."
"Far be it from us that we should rebel against the LORD and turn away from following the LORD this day, by building an altar for burnt offering, for grain offering or for sacrifice, besides the altar of the LORD our God which is before His tabernacle."
When he entered his house, he took a knife and laid hold of his concubine and cut her in twelve pieces, limb by limb, and sent her throughout the territory of Israel.
and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them.
Now this was the lot for the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. To Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, were allotted Gilead and Bashan, because he was a man of war.
Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing toward the east;
The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.
And it will be in the day when the LORD gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you have been enslaved,
Now these are the records of the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).
you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
And he said, "Fill four pitchers with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood." And he said, "Do it a second time," and they did it a second time. And he said, "Do it a third time," and they did it a third time.
Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.
Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
When they came to the region of the Jordan which is in the land of Canaan, the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh built an altar there by the Jordan, a large altar in appearance.
"Awake, O north wind, And come, wind of the south; Make my garden breathe out fragrance, Let its spices be wafted abroad May my beloved come into his garden And eat its choice fruits!"
Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and braced himself against them, the one with his right hand and the other with his left.
"If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing,
'If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself? Is it for bowing one's head like a reed And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed? Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the LORD?
These are the commandments which the LORD commanded Moses for the sons of Israel at Mount Sinai.
Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face and did homage to Daniel, and gave orders to present to him an offering and fragrant incense.
These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
"Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it may yield its water. You shall thus bring forth water for them out of the rock and let the congregation and their beasts drink."
She bore to him Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah.
Then Pilate questioned Him again, saying, "Do You not answer? See how many charges they bring against You!"
Then the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Achbor the son of Micaiah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king's servant saying,
I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me;
"Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the deer?
Then the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood.
and he who invited you both will come and say to you, 'Give your place to this man,' and then in disgrace you proceed to occupy the last place.
Then Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the sons of Israel, saying, "This is the word which the LORD has commanded.
"Then you shall make its lamps seven in number; and they shall mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it.
"The total of the numbered men of the camp of Reuben: 151,450 by their armies. And they shall set out second.
"Can you lead forth a constellation in its season, And guide the Bear with her satellites?
The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
And they left and found everything just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.
The LORD is righteous in all His ways And kind in all His deeds.
"Then he shall slaughter the goat of the sin offering which is for the people, and bring its blood inside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat.
Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, How much more the hearts of men!
So He kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
"When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!'
and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?' And the man was speechless.
Then Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria at Lachish, saying, "I have done wrong. Withdraw from me; whatever you impose on me I will bear." So the king of Assyria required of Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.
Now prior to this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being related to Tobiah,
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.
'But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; and I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before My anointed always.
Then it came about after the plague, that the LORD spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying,
Let all that you do be done in love.
But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out;
Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet.
"Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me Days without number.
Now it came about at the end of forty years that Absalom said to the king, "Please let me go and pay my vow which I have vowed to the LORD, in Hebron.
All these came as allies to the valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).
I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.
There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.
"They sing to the timbrel and harp And rejoice at the sound of the flute.
and they blindfolded Him and were asking Him, saying, "Prophesy, who is the one who hit You?"
For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?
And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.
To You, O LORD, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, For if You are silent to me, I will become like those who go down to the pit.
"They will build houses and inhabit them; They will also plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, Uel,
As for the prophets: My heart is broken within me, All my bones tremble; I have become like a drunken man, Even like a man overcome with wine, Because of the LORD And because of His holy words.
"Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father; and from there take to yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban your mother's brother.
Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable.
The oracle concerning Moab Surely in a night Ar of Moab is devastated and ruined; Surely in a night Kir of Moab is devastated and ruined.
"He will not escape from darkness; The flame will wither his shoots, And by the breath of His mouth he will go away.
Then Moses set apart three cities across the Jordan to the east,
"Let our lord now command your servants who are before you. Let them seek a man who is a skillful player on the harp; and it shall come about when the evil spirit from God is on you, that he shall play the harp with his hand, and you will be well."
Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, "The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant."
'Clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see; And He walks on the vault of heaven.'
"Behold, these caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, so the plague was among the congregation of the LORD.
So he left everything he owned in Joseph's charge; and with him there he did not concern himself with anything except the food which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.
"But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire.
In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned seven days at Tirzah. Now the people were camped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.
"But if the priest looks at it, and behold, there are no white hairs in it and it is not lower than the skin and is faded, then the priest shall isolate him for seven days;
So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran at the command of the LORD, all of them men who were heads of the sons of Israel.
"Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you." So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.
"When you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.
"Now therefore, be careful not to drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing.
And now they sin more and more, And make for themselves molten images, Idols skillfully made from their silver, All of them the work of craftsmen They say of them, "Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!"
And He gave them strict orders that no one should know about this, and He said that something should be given her to eat.
Why are we also in danger every hour?
Bel has bowed down, Nebo stoops over; Their images are consigned to the beasts and the cattle. The things that you carry are burdensome, A load for the weary beast.
"Because he considered and turned away from all his transgressions which he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
"But the house of Israel says, 'The way of the Lord is not right.' Are My ways not right, O house of Israel? Is it not your ways that are not right?
The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.
When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob's thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him.
"For you will no longer remember the oracle of the LORD, because every man's own word will become the oracle, and you have perverted the words of the living God, the LORD of hosts, our God.
The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.
"Though evil is sweet in his mouth And he hides it under his tongue,
'You shall thus celebrate it as a feast to the LORD for seven days in the year. It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word.
But Moses said to the LORD, "Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought up this people from their midst,
"I would lead you and bring you Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me; I would give you spiced wine to drink from the juice of my pomegranates.
Then the Egyptians chased after them with all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and they overtook them camping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.
"Zebulun will dwell at the seashore; And he shall be a haven for ships, And his flank shall be toward Sidon.
"Lift up your eyes to the sky, Then look to the earth beneath; For the sky will vanish like smoke, And the earth will wear out like a garment And its inhabitants will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not wane.
Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Please come closer to me." And they came closer. And he said, "I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.
Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me."
But again he denied it And after a little while the bystanders were again saying to Peter, "Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean too."
"Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon,
'As the host of heaven cannot be counted and the sand of the sea cannot be measured, so I will multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.'"
In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honors those who fear the LORD; He swears to his own hurt and does not change;
"For behold, I am beginning to work calamity in this city which is called by My name, and shall you be completely free from punishment? You will not be free from punishment; for I am summoning a sword against all the inhabitants of the earth," declares the LORD of hosts.'
O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places.
He brought out the Asherah from the house of the LORD outside Jerusalem to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and ground it to dust, and threw its dust on the graves of the common people.
'Then on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work, and you shall observe a feast to the LORD for seven days.
The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me?
She extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David with cedar trees, masons and carpenters, to build a house for him.
"Therefore, you shall keep this ordinance at its appointed time from year to year.
Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
"This man led them out, performing wonders and signs in the land of Egypt and in the Red Sea and in the wilderness for forty years.
as also the high priest and all the Council of the elders can testify From them I also received letters to the brethren, and started off for Damascus in order to bring even those who were there to Jerusalem as prisoners to be punished.
Those who live in his shadow Will again raise grain, And they will blossom like the vine. His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.
Then he commanded his house steward, saying, "Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's money in the mouth of his sack.
When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction.
My soul cleaves to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
"How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O prince's daughter! The curves of your hips are like jewels, The work of the hands of an artist.
Now Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-five years. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
"Did You not, O our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel and give it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever?
Then Asa brought out silver and gold from the treasuries of the house of the LORD and the king's house, and sent them to Ben-hadad king of Aram, who lived in Damascus, saying,
To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.
Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
The king said to Zadok, "Return the ark of God to the city. If I find favor in the sight of the LORD, then He will bring me back again and show me both it and His habitation.
Now when the Philistines were at war again with Israel, David went down and his servants with him; and as they fought against the Philistines, David became weary.
Therefore when Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid;
I will hear what God the LORD will say; For He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones; But let them not turn back to folly.
Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, Praise the name of the LORD.
The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
O LORD my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me.
"They love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues,
"I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban.
"You shall also have a place outside the camp and go out there,
"However, there will be no poor among you, since the LORD will surely bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess,
The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. (Now his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.)
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
But he denied it, saying, "I neither know nor understand what you are talking about." And he went out onto the porch.
Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, so He spoke to him.
"And he even tried to desecrate the temple; and then we arrested him. [We wanted to judge him according to our own Law.
But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you bother the woman? For she has done a good deed to Me.
Then Asa called to the LORD his God and said, "LORD, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O LORD our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; let not man prevail against You."
"What is this statement that He said, 'You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come'?"
and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to the sentence of death, and crucified Him.
"I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not."
As they remember their children, So they remember their altars and their Asherim By green trees on the high hills.
In that day five cities in the land of Egypt will be speaking the language of Canaan and swearing allegiance to the LORD of hosts; one will be called the City of Destruction.
In that day, "A vineyard of wine, sing of it!
"But the goat on which the lot for the scapegoat fell shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness as the scapegoat.
The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
When David had finished speaking these words to Saul, Saul said, "Is this your voice, my son David?" Then Saul lifted up his voice and wept.
Then David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.
then the LORD your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.
Then He got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped; and they were utterly astonished,
But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your power; do to her what is good in your sight." So Sarai treated her harshly, and she fled from her presence.
And wine which makes man's heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And food which sustains man's heart.
He came to the sheepfolds on the way, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the inner recesses of the cave.
The Egyptians urged the people, to send them out of the land in haste, for they said, "We will all be dead."
Now these are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the sons of Israel.
"No, nor has Herod, for he sent Him back to us; and behold, nothing deserving death has been done by Him.
"At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place.
Then Jesse said to David his son, "Take now for your brothers an ephah of this roasted grain and these ten loaves and run to the camp to your brothers.
"Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you."
Now when Jerusalem was captured in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came to Jerusalem and laid siege to it;
So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
"For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.
He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creeping things and fish.
Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will.
"Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And darkness, where is its place,
"As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age.
So it was David, with the elders of Israel and the captains over thousands, who went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of Obed-edom with joy.
Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau.
But they were expecting that he was about to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had waited a long time and had seen nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and began to say that he was a god.
"I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in the way which is not good, following their own thoughts,
So Urijah the priest did according to all that King Ahaz commanded.
"But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man; He who sacrifices a lamb is like the one who breaks a dog's neck; He who offers a grain offering is like one who offers swine's blood; He who burns incense is like the one who blesses an idol As they have chosen their own ways, And their soul delights in their abominations,
It came about the next day, the second day of the new moon, that David's place was empty; so Saul said to Jonathan his son, "Why has the son of Jesse not come to the meal, either yesterday or today?"
"If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property.
"They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
"So we captured all his cities at that time and utterly destroyed the men, women and children of every city. We left no survivor.
There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered together.
"LORD, make me to know my end And what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am.
"It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
Again He went away and prayed, saying the same words.
Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have now caught."
"But you who forsake the LORD, Who forget My holy mountain, Who set a table for Fortune, And who fill cups with mixed wine for Destiny,
Isaiah said, "This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten steps or go back ten steps?"
Then Samson said to them, "Let me now propound a riddle to you; if you will indeed tell it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen wraps and thirty changes of clothes.
"Listen to this, O Job, Stand and consider the wonders of God.
"And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal;