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Yet David vowed again, saying, "Your father knows well that I have found favor in your sight, and he has said, 'Do not let Jonathan know this, or he will be grieved ' But truly as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, there is hardly a step between me and death."
All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.
The policemen reported these words to the chief magistrates. They were afraid when they heard that they were Romans,
and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word.
Worship the LORD in holy attire; Tremble before Him, all the earth.
Jesus answered and said to them, "I will also ask you a question, and you tell Me:
For by wise guidance you will wage war, And in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name.
"Who has cleft a channel for the flood, Or a way for the thunderbolt,
And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus Himself alone.
and you will say, 'I will go up against the land of unwalled villages I will go against those who are at rest, that live securely, all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates,
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.
"Therefore I will scatter them like drifting straw To the desert wind.
For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
He said to him, "O son of the king, why are you so depressed morning after morning? Will you not tell me?" Then Amnon said to him, "I am in love with Tamar, the sister of my brother Absalom."
"Only do not rebel against the LORD; and do not fear the people of the land, for they will be our prey. Their protection has been removed from them, and the LORD is with us; do not fear them."
"O you who tear yourself in your anger-- For your sake is the earth to be abandoned, Or the rock to be moved from its place?
Moses said to Aaron, "Take your censer and put in it fire from the altar, and lay incense on it; then bring it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone forth from the LORD, the plague has begun!"
Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, commercial standard.
"You gave Me no kiss; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet.
David said to all the assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you, and if it is from the LORD our God, let us send everywhere to our kinsmen who remain in all the land of Israel, also to the priests and Levites who are with them in their cities with pasture lands, that they may meet with us;
Then he left them with the king of Moab; and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.
When the servants of David came to Abigail at Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, "David has sent us to you to take you as his wife."
'Until this same day, until you have brought in the offering of your God, you shall eat neither bread nor roasted grain nor new growth. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.
But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are talking about." Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.
Although he was grieved, the king commanded it to be given because of his oaths, and because of his dinner guests.
Now after a considerable time Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died; and when the time of mourning was ended, Judah went up to his sheepshearers at Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
"Now the generation to come, your sons who rise up after you and the foreigner who comes from a distant land, when they see the plagues of the land and the diseases with which the LORD has afflicted it, will say,
But the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said, "Why this waste?
"Then the angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob,' and I said, 'Here I am.'
And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jews, and is to this day.
I have previously said when present the second time, and though now absent I say in advance to those who have sinned in the past and to all the rest as well, that if I come again I will not spare anyone,
"They struck me, but I did not become ill; They beat me, but I did not know it When shall I awake? I will seek another drink."
Then He brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces the east; and it was shut.
'You will be fuel for the fire; your blood will be in the midst of the land You will not be remembered, for I, the LORD, have spoken.'"
At that time Merodach-baladan son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that he had been sick and had recovered.
"And you, son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD concerning the sons of Ammon and concerning their reproach,' and say: 'A sword, a sword is drawn, polished for the slaughter, to cause it to consume, that it may be like lightning--
"Go, inquire of the LORD for me and the people and all Judah concerning the words of this book that has been found, for great is the wrath of the LORD that burns against us, because our fathers have not listened to the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us."
"Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; And the choicest of his officers are drowned in the Red Sea.
Now it happened when the army of the Chaldeans had lifted the siege from Jerusalem because of Pharaoh's army,
The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.
"That which was torn of beasts I did not bring to you; I bore the loss of it myself. You required it of my hand whether stolen by day or stolen by night.
"But as for you, do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your soothsayers or your sorcerers who speak to you, saying, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon.'
"Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity, And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.
"For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the LORD.
"Now I know that the LORD is greater than all the gods; indeed, it was proven when they dealt proudly against the people."
The people of all the earth came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the earth.
Helkath with its pasture lands and Rehob with its pasture lands; four cities.
From the LORD of hosts you will be punished with thunder and earthquake and loud noise, With whirlwind and tempest and the flame of a consuming fire.
How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
And I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors,
'Now that you are broken by the seas In the depths of the waters, Your merchandise and all your company Have fallen in the midst of you.
All flesh would perish together, And man would return to dust.
'Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop,
He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.
"My days are past, my plans are torn apart, Even the wishes of my heart.
Now when Asa heard these words and the prophecy which Azariah the son of Oded the prophet spoke, he took courage and removed the abominable idols from all the land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities which he had captured in the hill country of Ephraim He then restored the altar of the LORD which was in front of the porch of the LORD.
for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!' And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance,
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father David's earlier days and did not seek the Baals,
Then David gave to his son Solomon the plan of the porch of the temple, its buildings, its storehouses, its upper rooms, its inner rooms and the room for the mercy seat;
and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the heavenly host, which I have not commanded,
"He shall take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
"But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business,
'Yet I will not cut off every man of yours from My altar so that your eyes will fail from weeping and your soul grieve, and all the increase of your house will die in the prime of life.
So Jehoiakim gave the silver and gold to Pharaoh, but he taxed the land in order to give the money at the command of Pharaoh. He exacted the silver and gold from the people of the land, each according to his valuation, to give it to Pharaoh Neco.
So David received from her hand what she had brought him and said to her, "Go up to your house in peace See, I have listened to you and granted your request."
But Nadab and Abihu died before their father and had no sons. So Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests.
"Every first issue of the womb of all flesh, whether man or animal, which they offer to the LORD, shall be yours; nevertheless the firstborn of man you shall surely redeem, and the firstborn of unclean animals you shall redeem.
Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.
Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
However he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm.
The royal official said to Him, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!
'He shall be with you as a hired man, as if he were a sojourner; he shall serve with you until the year of jubilee.
"Then he shall go out to the altar that is before the LORD and make atonement for it, and shall take some of the blood of the bull and of the blood of the goat and put it on the horns of the altar on all sides.
If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?
When Ahijah heard the sound of her feet coming in the doorway, he said, "Come in, wife of Jeroboam, why do you pretend to be another woman? For I am sent to you with a harsh message.
Then behold, an old man was coming out of the field from his work at evening. Now the man was from the hill country of Ephraim, and he was staying in Gibeah, but the men of the place were Benjamites.
"I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.
O You who hear prayer, To You all men come.
Then Manoah entreated the LORD and said, "O Lord, please let the man of God whom You have sent come to us again that he may teach us what to do for the boy who is to be born."
He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, He who rejects unjust gain And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe; He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;
And the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah and the king of Admah and the king of Zeboiim and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) came out; and they arrayed for battle against them in the valley of Siddim,
The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
O my God, my soul is in despair within me; Therefore I remember You from the land of the Jordan And the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
"Nor can they prove to you the charges of which they now accuse me.
"No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?
O LORD, God of vengeance, God of vengeance, shine forth!
"He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the base.
David and all Israel were celebrating before God with all their might, even with songs and with lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals and with trumpets.
In the days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will blossom and sprout, And they will fill the whole world with fruit.
Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them.
you shall not yield to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him.
"He flies away like a dream, and they cannot find him; Even like a vision of the night he is chased away.
"Also if a woman makes a vow to the LORD, and binds herself by an obligation in her father's house in her youth,
"Then you shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him.
"Bear with me that I may speak; Then after I have spoken, you may mock.
"It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot,
The Philistines stood on the mountain on one side while Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with the valley between them.
Now these are those whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after the ark rested there.
The LORD heard the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites; then they utterly destroyed them and their cities. Thus the name of the place was called Hormah.
"But the days will come; and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days."
"Tarshish was your customer because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth; with silver, iron, tin and lead they paid for your wares.
"If a man gives his neighbor money or goods to keep for him and it is stolen from the man's house, if the thief is caught, he shall pay double.
Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the skin with water and gave the lad a drink.
He said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell among the sons of Israel forever And the house of Israel will not again defile My holy name, neither they nor their kings, by their harlotry and by the corpses of their kings when they die,
Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because your lewdness was poured out and your nakedness uncovered through your harlotries with your lovers and with all your detestable idols, and because of the blood of your sons which you gave to idols,
"And if anyone still prophesies, then his father and mother who gave birth to him will say to him, 'You shall not live, for you have spoken falsely in the name of the LORD'; and his father and mother who gave birth to him will pierce him through when he prophesies.
But you will not go out in haste, Nor will you go as fugitives; For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
The earth mourns and withers, the world fades and withers, the exalted of the people of the earth fade away.
"Therefore you are to speak this word to them, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, "Every jug is to be filled with wine."' And when they say to you, 'Do we not very well know that every jug is to be filled with wine?'
The wise will inherit honor, But fools display dishonor.
then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.
Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!
A divine decision is in the lips of the king; His mouth should not err in judgment.
As for me, I shall call upon God, And the LORD will save me.
He then stationed the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with harps and with lyres, according to the command of David and of Gad the king's seer, and of Nathan the prophet; for the command was from the LORD through His prophets.
Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
that you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground which you bring in from your land that the LORD your God gives you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name.
And He said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?"
and unleavened bread and unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil; you shall make them of fine wheat flour.
"Thus you shall say to Hezekiah king of Judah, 'Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you saying, "Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."
"The officers also shall speak to the people, saying, 'Who is the man that has built a new house and has not dedicated it? Let him depart and return to his house, otherwise he might die in the battle and another man would dedicate it.
for they poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink. They deserve it."
Then Menahem son of Gadi went up from Tirzah and came to Samaria, and struck Shallum son of Jabesh in Samaria, and killed him and became king in his place.
"Every sabbath day he shall set it in order before the LORD continually; it is an everlasting covenant for the sons of Israel.
"You shall bring the very first of the first fruits of your soil into the house of the LORD your God. "You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk."
"You shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel,
The LORD has bared His holy arm In the sight of all the nations, That all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God.
"Issachar is a strong donkey, Lying down between the sheepfolds.
Festus said, "King Agrippa, and all you gentlemen here present with us, you see this man about whom all the people of the Jews appealed to me, both at Jerusalem and here, loudly declaring that he ought not to live any longer.
"He made him ride on the high places of the earth, And he ate the produce of the field; And He made him suck honey from the rock, And oil from the flinty rock,
"Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?
Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass springs out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain.'
He took them and sent them across the stream. And he sent across whatever he had.
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually with Absalom.
Asa did what was right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father.
"Bring the one who has cursed outside the camp, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head; then let all the congregation stone him.
"Even today my complaint is rebellion; His hand is heavy despite my groaning.
'If there is a woman who approaches any animal to mate with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
"You also open Your eyes on him And bring him into judgment with Yourself.
He said to his mother, "The eleven hundred pieces of silver which were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse in my hearing, behold, the silver is with me; I took it." And his mother said, "Blessed be my son by the LORD."
"Has any people heard the voice of God speaking from the midst of the fire, as you have heard it, and survived?
"If a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed bare and lets his animal loose so that it grazes in another man's field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field and the best of his own vineyard.
Moreover, he made the laver of bronze with its base of bronze, from the mirrors of the serving women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
Then Jacob asked him and said, "Please tell me your name." But he said, "Why is it that you ask my name?" And he blessed him there.
The sons of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead and took it, and dispossessed the Amorites who were in it.
After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field at Machpelah facing Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.
So Israel joined themselves to Baal of Peor, and the LORD was angry against Israel.
She named him Joseph, saying, "May the LORD give me another son."
"I did not send these prophets, But they ran. I did not speak to them, But they prophesied.
Give ear to my prayer, O God; And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
Now Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of Pashhur, and Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur the son of Malchijah heard the words that Jeremiah was speaking to all the people, saying,
Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the second time, while he was still confined in the court of the guard, saying,
"He is the first of the ways of God; Let his maker bring near his sword.
"You shall sacrifice the Passover to the LORD your God from the flock and the herd, in the place where the LORD chooses to establish His name.
"Turn your eyes away from me, For they have confused me; Your hair is like a flock of goats That have descended from Gilead.
"For your guilt teaches your mouth, And you choose the language of the crafty.
either three years of famine, or three months to be swept away before your foes, while the sword of your enemies overtakes you, or else three days of the sword of the LORD, even pestilence in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the territory of Israel.' Now, therefore, consider what answer I shall return to Him who sent me."
But Micaiah said, "As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me, that I shall speak."
you shall devote to the LORD the first offspring of every womb, and the first offspring of every beast that you own; the males belong to the LORD.
"However now, Job, please hear my speech, And listen to all my words.
This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.
He, however, took her by the hand and called, saying, "Child, arise!"
and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms.
The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without cause to be afraid, for he is doing the Lord's work, as I also am.
My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared.
"Assemble the people, the men and the women and children and the alien who is in your town, so that they may hear and learn and fear the LORD your God, and be careful to observe all the words of this law.
"Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of conduct will die.
From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, that is, the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you are not to uncover her nakedness.
"For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built.
'Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.'
Then Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people, he, with Joshua the son of Nun.
"Then indeed, He enticed you from the mouth of distress, Instead of it, a broad place with no constraint; And that which was set on your table was full of fatness.
"Behold, God is exalted in His power; Who is a teacher like Him?
Now David fled and escaped and came to Samuel at Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him And he and Samuel went and stayed in Naioth.
"May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,
Isaac said, "Behold now, I am old and I do not know the day of my death.
"The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you."
"If David then calls Him 'Lord,' how is He his son?"
But they did not understand the statement which He had made to them.
"Thus says the Lord GOD, 'You will drink your sister's cup, Which is deep and wide You will be laughed at and held in derision; It contains much.
Those who had seen it reported to them how the man who was demon-possessed had been made well.
A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.
"He shall then sprinkle seven times the one who is to be cleansed from the leprosy and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the live bird go free over the open field.
"You shall gird them with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and bind caps on them, and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute So you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.
Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.
Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will lift up My hand to the nations And set up My standard to the peoples; And they will bring your sons in their bosom, And your daughters will be carried on their shoulders.
"You say, 'What does God know? Can He judge through the thick darkness?
"The LORD therefore be judge and decide between you and me; and may He see and plead my cause and deliver me from your hand."
Their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Devastation and destruction are in their highways.
"Be silent before me so that I may speak; Then let come on me what may.
Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
"Moreover, he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side; also in front of the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."
Then Pilate said to Him, "Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?"
Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child rests against his mother, My soul is like a weaned child within me.
Who pluck mallow by the bushes, And whose food is the root of the broom shrub.
So they went to the king in the court, but they had deposited the scroll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and they reported all the words to the king.
"When any person eats an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, whether he is a native or an alien, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and remain unclean until evening; then he will become clean.
"Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax." And they brought Him a denarius.
In the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
"Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who keeps covenant and lovingkindness, Do not let all the hardship seem insignificant before You, Which has come upon us, our kings, our princes, our priests, our prophets, our fathers and on all Your people, From the days of the kings of Assyria to this day.
"He ties his foal to the vine, And his donkey's colt to the choice vine; He washes his garments in wine, And his robes in the blood of grapes.
"If even the moon has no brightness And the stars are not pure in His sight,
All the skillful men among those who were performing the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet material, with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman, Bezalel made them.
David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of men, saying, 'Behold, David seeks to harm you'?
"Any man from the house of Israel who slaughters an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or who slaughters it outside the camp,
But Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on the head of Ephraim, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, crossing his hands, although Manasseh was the firstborn.
"For the thing shall surely come to pass which he cried by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria."
The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall.
"So you are witnesses and approve the deeds of your fathers; because it was they who killed them, and you build their tombs.
You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies;
"But he answered and said to one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius?
cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet, and every kind of citron wood and every article of ivory and every article made from very costly wood and bronze and iron and marble,
and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
You hide Your face, they are dismayed; You take away their spirit, they expire And return to their dust.
"Our Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?"
"Please receive instruction from His mouth And establish His words in your heart.
"They made Him jealous with strange gods; With abominations they provoked Him to anger.
"For thus says the LORD, 'David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel;
"Thus says the LORD, 'Stand in the court of the LORD'S house, and speak to all the cities of Judah who have come to worship in the LORD'S house all the words that I have commanded you to speak to them Do not omit a word!
Then Josiah celebrated the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem, and they slaughtered the Passover animals on the fourteenth day of the first month.
"Even if I have truly erred, My error lodges with me.
He said, "In peace; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." He also consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
"For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Do not let your prophets who are in your midst and your diviners deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams which they dream.
'You shall also not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister or of your father's sister, for such a one has made naked his blood relative; they will bear their guilt.
"Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting and wash them with water.
Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish said to their kinsmen, "Do you know that there are in these houses an ephod and household idols and a graven image and a molten image? Now therefore, consider what you should do."
It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.
'All the days of its desolation it will observe the rest which it did not observe on your sabbaths, while you were living on it.
"Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."
The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.
"Who sent out the wild donkey free? And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,
"Should anyone rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, then the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living with the LORD your God; but the lives of your enemies He will sling out as from the hollow of a sling.
As the day began to dawn, the woman came and fell down at the doorway of the man's house where her master was, until full daylight.
Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed are you of the LORD! I have carried out the command of the LORD."
The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.
"It is God who has made my heart faint, And the Almighty who has dismayed me,
Then Jehoahaz entreated the favor of the LORD, and the LORD listened to him; for He saw the oppression of Israel, how the king of Aram oppressed them.
Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself a pillar which is in the King's Valley, for he said, "I have no son to preserve my name." So he named the pillar after his own name, and it is called Absalom's Monument to this day.
When the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him, and declared in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed.
Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.
"And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, 'Why have you been standing here idle all day long?'
For I, the LORD, love justice, I hate robbery in the burnt offering; And I will faithfully give them their recompense And make an everlasting covenant with them.
These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah,
Timna was a concubine of Esau's son Eliphaz and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These are the sons of Esau's wife Adah.
And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent, and reported to no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.
When we had heard this, we as well as the local residents began begging him not to go up to Jerusalem.
The LORD sat as King at the flood; Yes, the LORD sits as King forever.
Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything at all until the morning light.
The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish before God.
But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God; Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
Then let him be gracious to him, and say, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom';
When he saw her, he tore his clothes and said, "Alas, my daughter! You have brought me very low, and you are among those who trouble me; for I have given my word to the LORD, and I cannot take it back."
After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his grandsons, four generations.
"But he said to me, 'Behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and now you shall not drink wine or strong drink nor eat any unclean thing, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.'"
"If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or I have lurked at my neighbor's doorway,
He took up his discourse and said, "The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened;
So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers, and Jehoiachin his son became king in his place.
and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, "Tomorrow morning the LORD will show who is His, and who is holy, and will bring him near to Himself; even the one whom He will choose, He will bring near to Himself.
"The priest shall then look, and if there is a white swelling in the skin, and it has turned the hair white, and there is quick raw flesh in the swelling,
And there was no one to deliver them, because it was far from Sidon and they had no dealings with anyone, and it was in the valley which is near Beth-rehob. And they rebuilt the city and lived in it.
'You shall keep My statutes and practice them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
"But if you truly obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, clothed in linen, clean and bright, and girded around their chests with golden sashes.
'Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them; and I will reveal to them an abundance of peace and truth.
Then Isaac his father answered and said to him, "Behold, away from the fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling, And away from the dew of heaven from above.
"But it was Solomon who built a house for Him.
"You will go up, you will come like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your troops, and many peoples with you."
"Now behold, he has a son who has observed all his father's sins which he committed, and observing does not do likewise.
"Stand fast now in your spells And in your many sorceries With which you have labored from your youth; Perhaps you will be able to profit, Perhaps you may cause trembling.
I said, "In the middle of my life I am to enter the gates of Sheol; I am to be deprived of the rest of my years."
They washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood (now the harlots bathed themselves there), according to the word of the LORD which He spoke.
But Naboth said to Ahab, "The LORD forbid me that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers."
My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments.
So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees.
"All around terrors frighten him, And harry him at every step.
Jezebel his wife said to him, "Do you now reign over Israel? Arise, eat bread, and let your heart be joyful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite."
Now it came about after this, that war broke out at Gezer with the Philistines; then Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Sippai, one of the descendants of the giants, and they were subdued.
He walked in all the way of Asa his father; he did not turn aside from it, doing right in the sight of the LORD However, the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.
Ahaziah the son of Ahab became king over Israel in Samaria in the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned two years over Israel.
Araunah said to David, "Let my lord the king take and offer up what is good in his sight. Look, the oxen for the burnt offering, the threshing sledges and the yokes of the oxen for the wood.
And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it for herself on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until it rained on them from the sky; and she allowed neither the birds of the sky to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.
then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring them back to the land which You gave to their fathers.
And David went from there to Mizpah of Moab; and he said to the king of Moab, "Please let my father and my mother come and stay with you until I know what God will do for me."
The commander took him by the hand and stepping aside, began to inquire of him privately, "What is it that you have to report to me?"
'I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so that you would not be their slaves, and I broke the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.
"Because he who is blessed in the earth Will be blessed by the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth Will swear by the God of truth; Because the former troubles are forgotten, And because they are hidden from My sight!
The name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and she bore to Amram: Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam.
And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they implored Him to leave their region.
For thus says the LORD, "To the eunuchs who keep My sabbaths, And choose what pleases Me, And hold fast My covenant,
A throne will even be established in lovingkindness, And a judge will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent of David; Moreover, he will seek justice And be prompt in righteousness.
If I call to the pit, 'You are my father'; To the worm, 'my mother and my sister';
The dead will not live, the departed spirits will not rise; Therefore You have punished and destroyed them, And You have wiped out all remembrance of them.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves one who pursues righteousness.
"My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To pasture his flock in the gardens And gather lilies.
"But the bull of the sin offering and the goat of the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall be taken outside the camp, and they shall burn their hides, their flesh, and their refuse in the fire.
A man of great anger will bear the penalty, For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.
If I should say, "My foot has slipped," Your lovingkindness, O LORD, will hold me up.
"Abaddon and Death say, 'With our ears we have heard a report of it.'
So Joseph's master took him and put him into the jail, the place where the king's prisoners were confined; and he was there in the jail.
When Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, Ahab arose to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.
Then Delilah said to Samson, "Up to now you have deceived me and told me lies; tell me how you may be bound." And he said to her, "If you weave the seven locks of my hair with the web [and fasten it with a pin, then I will become weak and be like any other man."
"Then the one who burns them shall wash his clothes and bathe his body with water, then afterward he shall come into the camp.
In the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished throughout all its parts and according to all its plans. So he was seven years in building it.
"Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; And your own lips testify against you.
"Are the consolations of God too small for you, Even the word spoken gently with you?
and when the ship was caught in it and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and let ourselves be driven along.
Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying at En-rogel, and a maidservant would go and tell them, and they would go and tell King David, for they could not be seen entering the city.
"Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh, and the leader of the sons of Manasseh: Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur,
So he came close and kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said, "See, the smell of my son Is like the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed;
Now the third lot came up for the sons of Zebulun according to their families. And the territory of their inheritance was as far as Sarid.
But to the elders he said, "Wait here for us until we return to you And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a legal matter, let him approach them."
Then when Festus had conferred with his council, he answered, "You have appealed to Caesar, to Caesar you shall go."
"Therefore behold, I will surely forget you and cast you away from My presence, along with the city which I gave you and your fathers.
"Also it will come about in that day that the prophets will each be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies, and they will not put on a hairy robe in order to deceive;
since you can take note of the fact that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
The LORD will go forth like a warrior, He will arouse His zeal like a man of war He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry He will prevail against His enemies.
Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at His word: "Your brothers who hate you, who exclude you for My name's sake, Have said, 'Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy ' But they will be put to shame.
For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and lived by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.
Then his father and his mother said to him, "Is there no woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all our people, that you go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?" But Samson said to his father, "Get her for me, for she looks good to me."
When Solomon had finished praying this entire prayer and supplication to the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread toward heaven.
He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was clothed with scale-armor which weighed five thousand shekels of bronze.
"Now then, give me this hill country about which the LORD spoke on that day, for you heard on that day that Anakim were there, with great fortified cities; perhaps the LORD will be with me, and I will drive them out as the LORD has spoken."
'No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether beast or man, he shall not live ' When the ram's horn sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain."
Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;
The righteous will inherit the land And dwell in it forever.
Simon answered and said, "I suppose the one whom he forgave more." And He said to him, "You have judged correctly."
Then he began to curse and swear, "I do not know the man!" And immediately a rooster crowed.
'They shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God, for they present the offerings by fire to the LORD, the food of their God; so they shall be holy.
Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb.
"But you shall utterly destroy them, the Hittite and the Amorite, the Canaanite and the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite, as the LORD your God has commanded you,
"But if the bright spot remains in its place and does not spread, it is only the scar of the boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.
He went on his journeys from the Negev as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,
"But these two things will come on you suddenly in one day: Loss of children and widowhood They will come on you in full measure In spite of your many sorceries, In spite of the great power of your spells.
Many believed in Him there.
Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
And lovingkindness is Yours, O Lord, For You recompense a man according to his work.
Now in the eleventh year, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
"If they hear and serve Him, They will end their days in prosperity And their years in pleasures.
Then three of the thirty chief men went down and came to David in the harvest time to the cave of Adullam, while the troop of the Philistines was camping in the valley of Rephaim.
then make an offering by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering or a sacrifice to fulfill a special vow, or as a freewill offering or in your appointed times, to make a soothing aroma to the LORD, from the herd or from the flock.
After the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke; and the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel."
"I could strengthen you with my mouth, And the solace of my lips could lessen your pain.
"What a help you are to the weak! How you have saved the arm without strength!
"Do you know this from of old, From the establishment of man on earth,
When it was told to the Gazites, saying, "Samson has come here," they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city. And they kept silent all night, saying, "Let us wait until the morning light, then we will kill him."
And Baasha slept with his fathers and was buried in Tirzah, and Elah his son became king in his place.
He said to David, "You are more righteous than I; for you have dealt well with me, while I have dealt wickedly with you.
'On the first day is a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work of any kind.
'You may even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. But in respect to your countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule with severity over one another.
And the LORD said, "Even as My servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot three years as a sign and token against Egypt and Cush,
They also took Lot, Abram's nephew, and his possessions and departed, for he was living in Sodom.
He says, "You are My war-club, My weapon of war; And with you I shatter nations, And with you I destroy kingdoms.
"He pled the cause of the afflicted and needy; Then it was well Is not that what it means to know Me?" Declares the LORD.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
But I said, "I have toiled in vain, I have spent My strength for nothing and vanity; Yet surely the justice due to Me is with the LORD, And My reward with My God."
"If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
Like a madman who throws Firebrands, arrows and death,
And the word of the LORD came to me saying,
"The LORD will smite you with consumption and with fever and with inflammation and with fiery heat and with the sword and with blight and with mildew, and they will pursue you until you perish.
Righteous are You, O LORD, And upright are Your judgments.
"My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside.
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
"You shall have olive trees throughout your territory but you will not anoint yourself with the oil, for your olives will drop off.
So Hilkiah and those whom the king had told went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tokhath, the son of Hasrah, the keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter); and they spoke to her regarding this.
Then he said, "May God do so to me and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat remains on him today."
Then Saul said, "Let us go down after the Philistines by night and take spoil among them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them." And they said, "Do whatever seems good to you." So the priest said, "Let us draw near to God here."
And Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of his father David, and his son Rehoboam reigned in his place.
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully.
Then the priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah, behold, it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if you would take it for yourself, take it. For there is no other except it here." And David said, "There is none like it; give it to me."
For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat and in his sins which he made Israel sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel with their idols.
Moses said to Korah, "You and all your company be present before the LORD tomorrow, both you and they along with Aaron.
"For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.
As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
'I will let loose among you the beasts of the field, which will bereave you of your children and destroy your cattle and reduce your number so that your roads lie deserted.
Now Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the oak; it was named Allon-bacuth.
requesting a concession against Paul, that he might have him brought to Jerusalem (at the same time, setting an ambush to kill him on the way).
There were five thousand men who ate the loaves.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me.
It became known all over Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.
Seeing this, the disciples were amazed and asked, "How did the fig tree wither all at once?"
He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet;
The cords of death encompassed me, And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me.
Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die.
"Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book.
"Since I know, O my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You.
"Therefore, behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you will be gathered to your grave in peace, and your eyes will not see all the evil which I will bring on this place."'" So they brought back word to the king.
Then Isaiah said, "Take a cake of figs." And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard.
"He is driven from light into darkness, And chased from the inhabited world.
"The LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself, as He swore to you, if you keep the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in His ways.
"His troops come together, And build up their way against me And camp around my tent.
Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over now and cut off his head."
At the end of three years they captured it; in the sixth year of Hezekiah, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was captured.
Also Jonathan, David's uncle, was a counselor, a man of understanding, and a scribe; and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni tutored the king's sons.
But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and stood him by His side,
and they picked up twelve full baskets of the broken pieces, and also of the fish.
'He shall take a wife in her virginity.
Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man like this, in whom is a divine spirit?"
"When you offer your gifts, when you cause your sons to pass through the fire, you are defiling yourselves with all your idols to this day. And shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will not be inquired of by you.
"Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?"
"You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the sabbath day."
"Now when the LORD brings you to the land of the Canaanite, as He swore to you and to your fathers, and gives it to you,
"Its snuffers and their trays shall be of pure gold.
"I have not spoken in secret, In some dark land; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, 'Seek Me in a waste place'; I, the LORD, speak righteousness, Declaring things that are upright.
How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You To dwell in Your courts We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me. Selah.
My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;
"His sneezes flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
In the morning, however, they rose up early and went up to the ridge of the hill country, saying, "Here we are; we have indeed sinned, but we will go up to the place which the LORD has promised."
The cords of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.
Thus Shimei said when he cursed, "Get out, get out, you man of bloodshed, and worthless fellow!
"If his master gives him a wife, and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall belong to her master, and he shall go out alone.
Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, and laid each half opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds.
So all the men of Israel withdrew from following David and followed Sheba the son of Bichri; but the men of Judah remained steadfast to their king, from the Jordan even to Jerusalem.
'If you make a sale, moreover, to your friend or buy from your friend's hand, you shall not wrong one another.
Now the sons of Israel arose, went up to Bethel, and inquired of God and said, "Who shall go up first for us to battle against the sons of Benjamin?" Then the LORD said, "Judah shall go up first."
'If then, you act with hostility against Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you seven times according to your sins.
So Joseph settled his father and his brothers and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had ordered.
the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, then Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun;
Each will be like a refuge from the wind And a shelter from the storm, Like streams of water in a dry country, Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land.
'But they shall serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
"I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to establish the heavens, to found the earth, and to say to Zion, 'You are My people.'"
"For thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'The bowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain on the face of the earth.'"
Even though Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah pleaded with the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them.
Then David said, "I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me." So David sent messengers to console him concerning his father. And David's servants came into the land of the sons of Ammon to Hanun to console him.
"He will sing to men and say, 'I have sinned and perverted what is right, And it is not proper for me.
"His arrows surround me Without mercy He splits my kidneys open; He pours out my gall on the ground.
"The covenant that I have made with you, you shall not forget, nor shall you fear other gods.
Moses said, "This will happen when the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening, and bread to the full in the morning; for the LORD hears your grumblings which you grumble against Him. And what are we? Your grumblings are not against us but against the LORD."
"He delivers the afflicted in their affliction, And opens their ear in time of oppression.
"Therefore snares surround you, And sudden dread terrifies you,
and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, for He hears your grumblings against the LORD; and what are we, that you grumble against us?"
Then he set the carved image of Asherah that he had made, in the house of which the LORD said to David and to his son Solomon, "In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever.
Then the Levites arose: Mahath, the son of Amasai and Joel the son of Azariah, from the sons of the Kohathites; and from the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; and from the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah and Eden the son of Joah;
Now David and his men went up and raided the Geshurites and the Girzites and the Amalekites; for they were the inhabitants of the land from ancient times, as you come to Shur even as far as the land of Egypt.
And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose and went to David at Horesh, and encouraged him in God.
When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were hard-pressed), then the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in cliffs, in cellars, and in pits.
"Your locks will be iron and bronze, And according to your days, so will your leisurely walk be.
"O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, who is enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth You have made heaven and earth.
"Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, 'No person among you may eat blood, nor may any alien who sojourns among you eat blood.'
She said, "Here is my maid Bilhah, go in to her that she may bear on my knees, that through her I too may have children."
So they passed along and went their way, and the sun set on them near Gibeah which belongs to Benjamin.
And he said, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down tomorrow to the Council, as though they were going to inquire somewhat more thoroughly about him.
Then the Philistines went up and camped in Judah, and spread out in Lehi.
The LORD has sworn to David A truth from which He will not turn back: "Of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne.
"Thus will each of you say to his neighbor and to his brother, 'What has the LORD answered?' or, 'What has the LORD spoken?'
Israel has been saved by the LORD With an everlasting salvation; You will not be put to shame or humiliated To all eternity.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.
Thus says the LORD, "As the new wine is found in the cluster, And one says, 'Do not destroy it, for there is benefit in it,' So I will act on behalf of My servants In order not to destroy all of them.
And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.
You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word.
O God, why have You rejected us forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?
"Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn ewes Which have come up from their washing, All of which bear twins, And not one among them has lost her young.
Now when Josiah turned, he saw the graves that were there on the mountain, and he sent and took the bones from the graves and burned them on the altar and defiled it according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these things.
"His vigorous stride is shortened, And his own scheme brings him down.
to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its sabbaths All the days of its desolation it kept sabbath until seventy years were complete.
For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood, the lintel and five-sided doorposts.
"Lay down, now, a pledge for me with Yourself; Who is there that will be my guarantor?
"If I speak, my pain is not lessened, And if I hold back, what has left me?
That you should turn your spirit against God And allow such words to go out of your mouth?
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up in search of David; and David heard of it and went out against them.
But Amaziah would not listen. So Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah faced each other at Beth-shemesh, which belongs to Judah.
These are all the years of Abraham's life that he lived, one hundred and seventy-five years.
In Issachar and in Asher, Manasseh had Beth-shean and its towns and Ibleam and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of En-dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns, the third is Napheth.
especially because you are an expert in all customs and questions among the Jews; therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently.
Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross Are burning lips and a wicked heart.
and the donkeys were 30,500, from which the LORD'S levy was 61;
"It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," declares the Lord GOD, "that My fury will mount up in My anger.
Then they said, "Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah Surely the law is not going to be lost to the priest, nor counsel to the sage, nor the divine word to the prophet! Come on and let us strike at him with our tongue, and let us give no heed to any of his words."
"Judah mourns And her gates languish; They sit on the ground in mourning, And the cry of Jerusalem has ascended.
O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you.
"So I will incite Egyptians against Egyptians; And they will each fight against his brother and each against his neighbor, City against city and kingdom against kingdom.
Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.
Surely I am more stupid than any man, And I do not have the understanding of a man.
An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them.
He has sent redemption to His people; He has ordained His covenant forever; Holy and awesome is His name.
My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.
Aaron said to them, "Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."
But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting Then all the people said, "Amen," and praised the LORD.
"May the LORD judge between you and me, and may the LORD avenge me on you; but my hand shall not be against you.
'On this same day you shall make a proclamation as well; you are to have a holy convocation You shall do no laborious work. It is to be a perpetual statute in all your dwelling places throughout your generations.
"Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding?
Then a letter came to him from Elijah the prophet saying, "Thus says the LORD God of your father David, 'Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father and the ways of Asa king of Judah,
"You may charge interest to a foreigner, but to your countrymen you shall not charge interest, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land which you are about to enter to possess.
Now the rest of the acts of Pekah and all that he did, behold, they are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.
When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death.
as a reminder to the sons of Israel that no layman who is not of the descendants of Aaron should come near to burn incense before the LORD; so that he will not become like Korah and his company--just as the LORD had spoken to him through Moses.
To the families of the sons of Merari, the rest of the Levites, they gave from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its pasture lands and Kartah with its pasture lands.
"My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore And the nations will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
"Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord GOD.
and you shall slaughter the ram and shall take its blood and sprinkle it around on the altar.
"Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all."
Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.
"Then all your people will be righteous; They will possess the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.
"Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its villages will say to you, 'Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?'"'
"Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it, the LORD is His name,
There is a kind of man who curses his father And does not bless his mother.
that the daughters of Israel went yearly to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.
And when King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth and entered the house of the LORD.
then it shall be if the wicked man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall then make him lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of stripes according to his guilt.
Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul.
"I listened to the reproof which insults me, And the spirit of my understanding makes me answer.
"The deeps cover them; They went down into the depths like a stone.
However, he did not put their children to death, but did as it is written in the law in the book of Moses, which the LORD commanded, saying, "Fathers shall not be put to death for sons, nor sons be put to death for fathers, but each shall be put to death for his own sin."
And Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of his father David; and his son Rehoboam reigned in his place.
"Now this shall be the priests' due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, either an ox or a sheep, of which they shall give to the priest the shoulder and the two cheeks and the stomach.
"You shall make for them linen breeches to cover their bare flesh; they shall reach from the loins even to the thighs.
'Whether it be on the bed or on the thing on which she is sitting, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until evening.
"But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out with many possessions.
All the cities with their pasture lands for the families of the rest of the sons of Kohath were ten.
and his army, even their numbered men, 46,500.
Then the angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself to her authority."
And the land could not sustain them while dwelling together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to remain together.
There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy, and he put us aboard it.
And her spirit returned, and she got up immediately; and He gave orders for something to be given her to eat.
Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.
Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.
"So after they had assembled here, I did not delay, but on the next day took my seat on the tribunal and ordered the man to be brought before me.
And Jesus said to them, "Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me, as you would against a robber?
You meet him who rejoices in doing righteousness, Who remembers You in Your ways Behold, You were angry, for we sinned, We continued in them a long time; And shall we be saved?
and whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.
"You have shriveled me up, It has become a witness; And my leanness rises up against me, It testifies to my face.
"With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone.
and I will bring back all the people to you. The return of everyone depends on the man you seek; then all the people will be at peace."
And he put a distance of three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,
And Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Lachish to Eglon, and they camped by it and fought against it.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
From the tribe of Reuben, they gave Bezer with its pasture lands and Jahaz with its pasture lands,
"Then comes the tribe of Benjamin, and the leader of the sons of Benjamin: Abidan the son of Gideoni,
"But you trusted in your beauty and played the harlot because of your fame, and you poured out your harlotries on every passer-by who might be willing.
"This is your lot, the portion measured to you From Me," declares the LORD, "Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in falsehood.
Be delayed and wait, Blind yourselves and be blind; They become drunk, but not with wine, They stagger, but not with strong drink.
When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band,
Do not slander a slave to his master, Or he will curse you and you will be found guilty.
Yet today he will halt at Nob; He shakes his fist at the mountain of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.
A man who wanders from the way of understanding Will rest in the assembly of the dead.
"My face is flushed from weeping, And deep darkness is on my eyelids,
"They have gaped at me with their mouth, They have slapped me on the cheek with contempt; They have massed themselves against me.
"This is the portion of a wicked man from God, And the inheritance which tyrants receive from the Almighty.
"But if he did not lie in wait for him, but God let him fall into his hand, then I will appoint you a place to which he may flee.
He who keeps the law is a discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.
'But to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may have a lamp always before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen for Myself to put My name.
'No man of the descendants of Aaron, who is a leper or who has a discharge, may eat of the holy gifts until he is clean And if one touches anything made unclean by a corpse or if a man has a seminal emission,
All these had married foreign wives, and some of them had wives by whom they had children.
and the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them; They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
But they did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer, so the Canaanites live in the midst of Ephraim to this day, and they became forced laborers.
David said to Achish, "Very well, you shall know what your servant can do." So Achish said to David, "Very well, I will make you my bodyguard for life."
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the foolish prophets who are following their own spirit and have seen nothing.
From there we put out to sea and sailed under the shelter of Cyprus because the winds were contrary.
Then he erected there an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel.
by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."
Let my tongue sing of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness.
had prepared a large room for him, where formerly they put the grain offerings, the frankincense, the utensils and the tithes of grain, wine and oil prescribed for the Levites, the singers and the gatekeepers, and the contributions for the priests.
The governor said to them that they should not eat from the most holy things until a priest arose with Urim and Thummim.
saying, 'These last men have worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day.'
So David assembled all Israel together, from the Shihor of Egypt even to the entrance of Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim.
The territory of the sons of Dan proceeded beyond them; for the sons of Dan went up and fought with Leshem and captured it Then they struck it with the edge of the sword and possessed it and settled in it; and they called Leshem Dan after the name of Dan their father.
Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in that hill country came down, and struck them and beat them down as far as Hormah.
It turned toward the east to Beth-dagon and reached to Zebulun, and to the valley of Iphtahel northward to Beth-emek and Neiel; then it proceeded on north to Cabul,
From there they journeyed and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the border of the Amorites, for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.
and they spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, "The land which we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land.
'They will therefore stumble over each other as if running from the sword, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength to stand up before your enemies.
"Likewise, whoever lies down in the house shall wash his clothes, and whoever eats in the house shall wash his clothes.
And to the eyes of the sons of Israel the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the mountain top.
"Now therefore, you and the Council notify the commander to bring him down to you, as though you were going to determine his case by a more thorough investigation; and we for our part are ready to slay him before he comes near the place."
"On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily."
Moses spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which the LORD has commanded, saying,
They blessed Rebekah and said to her, "May you, our sister, Become thousands of ten thousands, And may your descendants possess The gate of those who hate them."
Therefore they will be like the morning cloud And like dew which soon disappears, Like chaff which is blown away from the threshing floor And like smoke from a chimney.
Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
Some stood up and began to give false testimony against Him, saying,
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name.
Great are the works of the LORD; They are studied by all who delight in them.
Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,
"Your neck is like a tower of ivory, Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon By the gate of Bath-rabbim; Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon, Which faces toward Damascus.
O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.
"I was a father to the needy, And I investigated the case which I did not know.
"Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes, Or will he harrow the valleys after you?
"Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him, And tread down the wicked where they stand.
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it?
"And what is the portion of God from above Or the heritage of the Almighty from on high?
In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.
"But now He has exhausted me; You have laid waste all my company.
then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land.
Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur,
"It shall come about, the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall put to death.
But the king said, "What have I to do with you, O sons of Zeruiah? If he curses, and if the LORD has told him, 'Curse David,' then who shall say, 'Why have you done so?'"
Then Moses returned to the LORD, and said, "Alas, this people has committed a great sin, and they have made a god of gold for themselves.
When Jobab died, Husham of the land of the Temanites became king in his place.
In the thirty-seventh year of Joash king of Judah, Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz became king over Israel in Samaria, and reigned sixteen years.
'You shall have the fiftieth year as a jubilee; you shall not sow, nor reap its aftergrowth, nor gather in from its untrimmed vines.
Now an old prophet was living in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the deeds which the man of God had done that day in Bethel; the words which he had spoken to the king, these also they related to their father.
Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, "Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything, either small or great, contrary to the command of the LORD my God.
saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "A great eagle with great wings, long pinions and a full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.
"Now, behold, I know that you will surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hand.
and his army, even their numbered men, 45,650.
'When she becomes clean from her discharge, she shall count off for herself seven days; and afterward she will be clean.
"The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us " So Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.
send them away so that they may go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat."
"You shall weave the tunic of checkered work of fine linen, and shall make a turban of fine linen, and you shall make a sash, the work of a weaver.
They are coming from a far country, From the farthest horizons, The LORD and His instruments of indignation, To destroy the whole land.
Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.
A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools.
The disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover.
As soon as the order spread, the sons of Israel provided in abundance the first fruits of grain, new wine, oil, honey and of all the produce of the field; and they brought in abundantly the tithe of all.
"Does He not see my ways And number all my steps?
Next Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either."
"He breaks through me with breach after breach; He runs at me like a warrior.
But one son of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David.
It went from Bethel to Luz, and continued to the border of the Archites at Ataroth.
"But Sihon king of Heshbon was not willing for us to pass through his land; for the LORD your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, in order to deliver him into your hand, as he is today.
'Likewise, whoever touches them shall be unclean and shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening.
and Eltolad and Chesil and Hormah,
"I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought word back to him as it was in my heart.
"Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon,
As for the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land and who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing out a bad report concerning the land,
For throughout all their journeys, the cloud of the LORD was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel.
So when the people gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?"
and said to them, "Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not enter into temptation."
"Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy.
"I have trodden the wine trough alone, And from the peoples there was no man with Me I also trod them in My anger And trampled them in My wrath; And their lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments, And I stained all My raiment.
"But as for me, this mystery has not been revealed to me for any wisdom residing in me more than in any other living man, but for the purpose of making the interpretation known to the king, and that you may understand the thoughts of your mind.
Like clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.
Then he looked and behold, there was at his head a bread cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again.
"Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or exulted when evil befell him?
"For I know that You will bring me to death And to the house of meeting for all living.
"My relatives have failed, And my intimate friends have forgotten me.
Saul looked at David with suspicion from that day on.
David took from him 1,000 chariots and 7,000 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers, and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved enough of them for 100 chariots.
"He has stripped my honor from me And removed the crown from my head.
Then Job continued his discourse and said,
Moreover, Shaphan the scribe told the king saying, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read it in the presence of the king.
Benjamin, Malluch and Shemariah;
"The Mighty One, God, the LORD, the Mighty One, God, the LORD! He knows, and may Israel itself know. If it was in rebellion, or if in an unfaithful act against the LORD do not save us this day!
"This day the LORD your God commands you to do these statutes and ordinances. You shall therefore be careful to do them with all your heart and with all your soul.
So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which they had and the rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the oak which was near Shechem.
"But if you return to the city, and say to Absalom, 'I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father's servant in time past, so I will now be your servant,' then you can thwart the counsel of Ahithophel for me.
David swore to Saul. And Saul went to his home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.
"For the LORD your God will bless you as He has promised you, and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.
Then they said to him, "We have had a dream and there is no one to interpret it " Then Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell it to me, please."
"Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning he devours the prey, And in the evening he divides the spoil."
And he gave her his hand and raised her up; and calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout all that land.
and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog."
Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise Him with harp and lyre.
"O generation, heed the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of thick darkness? Why do My people say, 'We are free to roam; We will no longer come to You'?
Then His people remembered the days of old, of Moses Where is He who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of His flock? Where is He who put His Holy Spirit in the midst of them,
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both good and ill go forth?
You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, And a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
thus says the LORD to me--"Make for yourself bonds and yokes and put them on your neck,
For My sword is satiated in heaven, Behold it shall descend for judgment upon Edom And upon the people whom I have devoted to destruction.
Woe to you, O destroyer, While you were not destroyed; And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him As soon as you finish destroying, you will be destroyed; As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you.
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; They will behold a far-distant land.
I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Your law.
Therefore I will give thanks to You among the nations, O LORD, And I will sing praises to Your name.
"Your lips are like a scarlet thread, And your mouth is lovely Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate Behind your veil.
"His ox mates without fail; His cow calves and does not abort.
So he entered and shut the door behind them both and prayed to the LORD.
His armor bearer said to him, "Do all that is in your heart; turn yourself, and here I am with you according to your desire."
But You, O LORD, be not far off; O You my help, hasten to my assistance.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine Within your house, Your children like olive plants Around your table.
for the showbread, for the continual grain offering, for the continual burnt offering, the sabbaths, the new moon, for the appointed times, for the holy things and for the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel, and all the work of the house of our God.
He set the rods which he had peeled in front of the flocks in the gutters, even in the watering troughs, where the flocks came to drink; and they mated when they came to drink.
So they came up to Baal-perazim, and David defeated them there; and David said, "God has broken through my enemies by my hand, like the breakthrough of waters." Therefore they named that place Baal-perazim.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.
Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.
"I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and to his mourners,
"But he will gain control over the hidden treasures of gold and silver and over all the precious things of Egypt; and Libyans and Ethiopians will follow at his heels.
Now she wrote in the letters, saying, "Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people;
Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear unapproved.
According to their ability they gave to the treasury for the work 61,000 gold drachmas and 5,000 silver minas and 100 priestly garments.
"Wail, you shepherds, and cry; And wallow in ashes, you masters of the flock; For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions have come, And you will fall like a choice vessel.
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made horns of iron for himself and said, "Thus says the LORD, 'With these you will gore the Arameans until they are consumed.'"
Of Heman, the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth.
He named the first Jemimah, and the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch.
Let the sea roar, and all it contains; Let the field exult, and all that is in it.
and they rose up before Moses, together with some of the sons of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, chosen in the assembly, men of renown.
"Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me; if to the left, then I will go to the right; or if to the right, then I will go to the left."
Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel." For the LORD had ordained to thwart the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the LORD might bring calamity on Absalom.
For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.
So Ephron's field, which was in Machpelah, which faced Mamre, the field and cave which was in it, and all the trees which were in the field, that were within all the confines of its border, were deeded over
and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the east And His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory.
So the plan pleased Absalom and all the elders of Israel.
'Any bed on which she lies all the days of her discharge shall be to her like her bed at menstruation; and every thing on which she sits shall be unclean, like her uncleanness at that time.
Throwing aside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus.
"Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the sons of Israel and say to them, 'This is what the LORD has commanded, saying,
And He said to them, "What do you want Me to do for you?"
No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him--
"Also they will make themselves bald for you And gird themselves with sackcloth; And they will weep for you in bitterness of soul With bitter mourning.
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.
So she removed her widow's garments and covered herself with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gateway of Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah had grown up, and she had not been given to him as a wife.
Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep O LORD, You preserve man and beast.
"When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain, because they have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and confess Your name and turn from their sin when You afflict them,
She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens.
"The second came, saying, 'Your mina, master, has made five minas.'
"The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, 'No eye will see me.' And he disguises his face.
"Take this book of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may remain there as a witness against you.
Then it proceeded southward to the ascent of Akrabbim and continued to Zin, then went up by the south of Kadesh-barnea and continued to Hezron, and went up to Addar and turned about to Karka.
Then the people of the land took Joahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in place of his father in Jerusalem.
So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the LORD had commanded him.
Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
"It shall be eaten on the same day, you shall leave none of it until morning; I am the LORD.
And He did not answer him with regard to even a single charge, so the governor was quite amazed.
But Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and he did not let the people go.
Now the sun rose upon him just as he crossed over Penuel, and he was limping on his thigh.
"Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah; and he spoke to all the people of Judah, saying, 'Thus the LORD of hosts has said, "Zion will be plowed as a field, And Jerusalem will become ruins, And the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest."'
Lift up a signal in the land, Blow a trumpet among the nations! Consecrate the nations against her, Summon against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz; Appoint a marshal against her, Bring up the horses like bristly locusts.
"It is changed like clay under the seal; And they stand forth like a garment.
Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD; Praise Him, O servants of the LORD,
She caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me!" And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside.
"Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents.
"Surely, God will not act wickedly, And the Almighty will not pervert justice.
because they did not meet the sons of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them However, our God turned the curse into a blessing.
When they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzza put out his hand to hold the ark, because the oxen nearly upset it.
She said to them, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Tell the man who sent you to me,
Then Job responded,
Now the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants and all Israel, lived in their cities And when the seventh month came, the sons of Israel were in their cities.
David said to Ahimelech, "Now is there not a spear or a sword on hand? For I brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's matter was urgent."
"Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.
Then Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, and said, "Listen to me, Jeroboam and all Israel:
And they took up Asahel and buried him in his father's tomb which was in Bethlehem. Then Joab and his men went all night until the day dawned at Hebron.
And the heads of the fathers' households of the family of the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near and spoke before Moses and before the leaders, the heads of the fathers' households of the sons of Israel,
Reuben, Israel's firstborn, the sons of Reuben: of Hanoch, the family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites;
Then Balaam said to Balak, "Stand beside your burnt offering, and I will go; perhaps the LORD will come to meet me, and whatever He shows me I will tell you." So he went to a bare hill.
And he looked at Amalek and took up his discourse and said, "Amalek was the first of the nations, But his end shall be destruction."
Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning.
"But since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me and came into Damascus.
"Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by the hand, for I will make a great nation of him."
"Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any; He is mighty in strength of understanding.
He burned the house of the LORD, the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem; even every great house he burned with fire.
"And now I have become their taunt, I have even become a byword to them.
"Have you understood all these things?" They said to Him, "Yes."
Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?'
"There dwells in his tent nothing of his; Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.
Now when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow shall be a feast to the LORD."
Then Saul sent messengers to David's house to watch him, in order to put him to death in the morning. But Michal, David's wife, told him, saying, "If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be put to death."
and it shall be for him and his descendants after him, a covenant of a perpetual priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the sons of Israel.'"
Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother, responded, "Do not let my lord suppose they have put to death all the young men, the king's sons, for Amnon alone is dead; because by the intent of Absalom this has been determined since the day that he violated his sister Tamar.
Then King Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, "Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt offering and the evening meal offering and the king's burnt offering and his meal offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land and their meal offering and their drink offerings; and sprinkle on it all the blood of the burnt offering and all the blood of the sacrifice But the bronze altar shall be for me to inquire by."
"For it is not an idle word for you; indeed it is your life And by this word you will prolong your days in the land, which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess."
But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.
"And now you are saying, 'Go, say to your master, "Behold, Elijah is here."'
'But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come about that those whom you let remain of them will become as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they will trouble you in the land in which you live.
"But when the vine-growers saw him, they reasoned with one another, saying, 'This is the heir; let us kill him so that the inheritance will be ours.'
and Lebaoth and Shilhim and Ain and Rimmon; in all, twenty-nine cities with their villages.
and he took six hundred select chariots, and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them.
For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.
So the commander let the young man go, instructing him, "Tell no one that you have notified me of these things."
And Jesus stopped and said, "Call him here." So they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you."
The high priest stood up and said to Him, "Do You not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?"
"Then those who inhabit the cities of Israel will go out and make fires with the weapons and burn them, both shields and bucklers, bows and arrows, war clubs and spears, and for seven years they will make fires of them.
"Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
On account of the day that is coming To destroy all the Philistines, To cut off from Tyre and Sidon Every ally that is left; For the LORD is going to destroy the Philistines, The remnant of the coastland of Caphtor.
But you will be called the priests of the LORD; You will be spoken of as ministers of our God You will eat the wealth of nations, And in their riches you will boast.
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,
Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings.
"My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips.
O LORD, rebuke me not in Your wrath, And chasten me not in Your burning anger.
He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
"Though its roots grow old in the ground And its stump dies in the dry soil,
David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
Then they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchijah the king's son, which was in the court of the guardhouse; and they let Jeremiah down with ropes Now in the cistern there was no water but only mud, and Jeremiah sank into the mud.
He struck them with a very great slaughter from Aroer to the entrance of Minnith, twenty cities, and as far as Abel-keramim. So the sons of Ammon were subdued before the sons of Israel.
So they camped one over against the other seven days. And on the seventh day the battle was joined, and the sons of Israel killed of the Arameans 100,000 foot soldiers in one day.
When they were bringing out the money which had been brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found the book of the law of the LORD given by Moses.
'Again, if a man consecrates to the LORD part of the fields of his own property, then your valuation shall be proportionate to the seed needed for it: a homer of barley seed at fifty shekels of silver.
And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of his father David, and Jehoram his son became king in his place.
Saul inquired of God, "Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will You give them into the hand of Israel?" But He did not answer him on that day.
and after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there to battle and the men of Israel had withdrawn.
The sons of Benjamin went out against the people and were drawn away from the city, and they began to strike and kill some of the people as at other times, on the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah, and in the field, about thirty men of Israel.
and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
"The LORD will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
"All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon as far as Misrephoth-maim, all the Sidonians, I will drive them out from before the sons of Israel; only allot it to Israel for an inheritance as I have commanded you.
"I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is pleasing in My sight.
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because Edom has acted against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has incurred grievous guilt, and avenged themselves upon them,"
Concerning Damascus "Hamath and Arpad are put to shame, For they have heard bad news; They are disheartened There is anxiety by the sea, It cannot be calmed.
"Who has aroused one from the east Whom He calls in righteousness to His feet? He delivers up nations before him And subdues kings He makes them like dust with his sword, As the wind-driven chaff with his bow.
From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the LORD is to be praised.
Thus says the LORD, "Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and there speak this word
The LORD has done great things for us; We are glad.
My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.
To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens!
The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor do any who go down into silence;
Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, And said, "I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people.
"The light in his tent is darkened, And his lamp goes out above him.
Let Him weigh me with accurate scales, And let God know my integrity.
I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies.
"In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me," declares the Lord GOD.
"If indeed you vaunt yourselves against me And prove my disgrace to me,
He said to the judges, "Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the LORD who is with you when you render judgment.
"When you cross the Jordan, these shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.
She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong.
He did right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father David had done.
"For You said, 'I will surely prosper you and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which is too great to be numbered.'"
Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did and his might which he showed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
"You shall not see your countryman's donkey or his ox fallen down on the way, and pay no attention to them; you shall certainly help him to raise them up.
Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who had come from service in the war.
The LORD spoke to Moses that very same day, saying,
He who hates disguises it with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart.
They said to Him, "Where do You want us to prepare it?"
But they were saying, "Not during the festival, otherwise a riot might occur among the people."
"Now your older sister is Samaria, who lives north of you with her daughters; and your younger sister, who lives south of you, is Sodom with her daughters.
Go through, go through the gates, Clear the way for the people; Build up, build up the highway, Remove the stones, lift up a standard over the peoples.
In the seventh month Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the royal family and one of the chief officers of the king, along with ten men, came to Mizpah to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam While they were eating bread together there in Mizpah,
"His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.
and you return to the LORD your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons,
The earth is broken asunder, The earth is split through, The earth is shaken violently.
"Behold, I cry, 'Violence!' but I get no answer; I shout for help, but there is no justice.
then David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the open square of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them on the day the Philistines struck down Saul in Gilboa.
"For if you ever go back and cling to the rest of these nations, these which remain among you, and intermarry with them, so that you associate with them and they with you,
Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring; The early rain also covers it with blessings.
To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.
But they said, "Stand aside." Furthermore, they said, "This one came in as an alien, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them." So they pressed hard against Lot and came near to break the door.
and his interests are divided. The woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
Then the people went out into the field against Israel, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.
The fourth lot fell to Issachar, to the sons of Issachar according to their families.
"Who say, 'Keep to yourself, do not come near me, For I am holier than you!' These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day.
Those were the waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel contended with the LORD, and He proved Himself holy among them.
"Moses alone, however, shall come near to the LORD, but they shall not come near, nor shall the people come up with him."
But Isaac replied to Esau, "Behold, I have made him your master, and all his relatives I have given to him as servants; and with grain and new wine I have sustained him. Now as for you then, what can I do, my son?"
"As for you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Speak to every kind of bird and to every beast of the field, "Assemble and come, gather from every side to My sacrifice which I am going to sacrifice for you, as a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh and drink blood.
For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion According to His abundant lovingkindness.
in which they found me occupied in the temple, having been purified, without any crowd or uproar But there were some Jews from Asia--
In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
But, "Ah, Lord GOD!" I said, "Look, the prophets are telling them, 'You will not see the sword nor will you have famine, but I will give you lasting peace in this place.'"
Then my people will live in a peaceful habitation, And in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places;
So Ahab came into his house sullen and vexed because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him; for he said, "I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers." And he lay down on his bed and turned away his face and ate no food.
"For He pays a man according to his work, And makes him find it according to his way.
"Your navel is like a round goblet Which never lacks mixed wine; Your belly is like a heap of wheat Fenced about with lilies.
"For it would be fire that consumes to Abaddon, And would uproot all my increase.
"If there is among you any man who is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, then he must go outside the camp; he may not reenter the camp.
Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom and Jeiel, with musical instruments, harps, lyres; also Asaph played loud-sounding cymbals,
"Therefore my disquieting thoughts make me respond, Even because of my inward agitation.
The Levites: the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the sons of Hodaviah, 74.
When the lad was gone, David rose from the south side and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed three times And they kissed each other and wept together, but David wept the more.
Now the first lot came out for Jehoiarib, the second for Jedaiah,
It came about the same night that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,
However, his father and mother did not know that it was of the LORD, for He was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines were ruling over Israel.
Now Joseph said to Pharaoh, "Pharaoh's dreams are one and the same; God has told to Pharaoh what He is about to do.
Being deeply grieved, they each one began to say to Him, "Surely not I, Lord?"
and the priest shall look at him on the seventh day. If it spreads farther in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is an infection of leprosy.
and they played the harlot in Egypt. They played the harlot in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and there their virgin bosom was handled.
"The incense which you shall make, you shall not make in the same proportions for yourselves; it shall be holy to you for the LORD.
"I will send an angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite.
therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.
"Behold, everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb concerning you, saying, 'Like mother, like daughter.'
How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
who shows lovingkindness to thousands, but repays the iniquity of fathers into the bosom of their children after them, O great and mighty God The LORD of hosts is His name;
"I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they will eat one another's flesh in the siege and in the distress with which their enemies and those who seek their life will distress them."'
Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend, And do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away.
A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.
To Egypt, concerning the army of Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt, which was by the Euphrates River at Carchemish, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:
"So I Myself have also stripped your skirts off over your face, That your shame may be seen.
Hear my prayer, O LORD! And let my cry for help come to You.
"I also shall make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.
"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south?
Then David lifted up his eyes and saw the angel of the LORD standing between earth and heaven, with his drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, covered with sackcloth, fell on their faces.
So the city was under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.
"Then he said to his slaves, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundations were washed away by a river?
Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the responsibility over the things which were baked in pans.
"As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day.
"The LORD said to me, 'They have spoken well.
"I will put the cedar in the wilderness, The acacia and the myrtle and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert Together with the box tree and the cypress,
Then Ishbi-benob, who was among the descendants of the giant, the weight of whose spear was three hundred shekels of bronze in weight, was girded with a new sword, and he intended to kill David.
But Laban said to him, "If now it pleases you, stay with me; I have divined that the LORD has blessed me on your account."
for the multitude of the people kept following them, shouting, "Away with him!"
However, they did not listen, but stiffened their neck like their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God.
"Pay attention to Me, O My people, And give ear to Me, O My nation; For a law will go forth from Me, And I will set My justice for a light of the peoples.
"And I will send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in safety; and they will know that I am the LORD.
Then they said, "What further need do we have of testimony? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth."
"Also on your skirts is found The lifeblood of the innocent poor; You did not find them breaking in. But in spite of all these things,
For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And my tongue cleaves to my jaws; And You lay me in the dust of death.
"He hews out channels through the rocks, And his eye sees anything precious.
"Remember this, and be assured; Recall it to mind, you transgressors.
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.
You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.
"Everything, O king, Araunah gives to the king." And Araunah said to the king, "May the LORD your God accept you."
and you shall prepare wine for the drink offering, one-fourth of a hin, with the burnt offering or for the sacrifice, for each lamb.