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"You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you.
"Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a delightful child? Indeed, as often as I have spoken against him, I certainly still remember him; Therefore My heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him," declares the LORD.
Of Asher he said, "More blessed than sons is Asher; May he be favored by his brothers, And may he dip his foot in oil.
then the priest shall look at the infection, and if it appears to be deeper than the skin and there is thin yellowish hair in it, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is a scale, it is leprosy of the head or of the beard.
He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the LORD.
But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, "As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then you shall say, 'Absalom is king in Hebron.'"
Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him, That he may see His face with joy, And He may restore His righteousness to man.
While they were spending many days there, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, "There is a man who was left as a prisoner by Felix;
As he was now going down, his slaves met him, saying that his son was living.
"Therefore," he said, "let the influential men among you go there with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them prosecute him."
"Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.
"But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.
"Blessed are you, O Israel; Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, Who is the shield of your help And the sword of your majesty! So your enemies will cringe before you, And you will tread upon their high places."
"Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens beside the river, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.
but I will take the kingdom from his son's hand and give it to you, even ten tribes.
for we are about to destroy this place, because their outcry has become so great before the LORD that the LORD has sent us to destroy it."
"So now swear to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants after me and that you will not destroy my name from my father's household."
He said to the people, "Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman."
Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth; even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,
It will blossom profusely And rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, The majesty of Carmel and Sharon They will see the glory of the LORD, The majesty of our God.
"He crouches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him? Blessed is everyone who blesses you, And cursed is everyone who curses you."
"Surely My hand founded the earth, And My right hand spread out the heavens; When I call to them, they stand together.
"But the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, so that there will be no wrath on the congregation of the sons of Israel So the Levites shall keep charge of the tabernacle of the testimony."
And the demons came out of the man and entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.
In that day the LORD of hosts will become a beautiful crown And a glorious diadem to the remnant of His people;
Concerning Moab Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Woe to Nebo, for it has been destroyed; Kiriathaim has been put to shame, it has been captured; The lofty stronghold has been put to shame and shattered.
For not from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the desert comes exaltation;
I gave you a king in My anger And took him away in My wrath.
His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms.
"Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it.
The LORD nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.
We will also bring the first of our dough, our contributions, the fruit of every tree, the new wine and the oil to the priests at the chambers of the house of our God, and the tithe of our ground to the Levites, for the Levites are they who receive the tithes in all the rural towns.
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them.
He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my time is completed, that I may go in to her."
"He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work.
Then the king of Israel replied, "Tell him, 'Let not him who girds on his armor boast like him who takes it off.'"
"He has built his house like the spider's web, Or as a hut which the watchman has made.
Again He said to me, "Prophesy over these bones and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.'
"Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at all times?
They crossed the Jordan and camped in Aroer, on the right side of the city that is in the middle of the valley of Gad and toward Jazer.
"For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away safely? May the LORD therefore reward you with good in return for what you have done to me this day.
"For Aaron's sons you shall make tunics; you shall also make sashes for them, and you shall make caps for them, for glory and for beauty.
"Behold, as wild donkeys in the wilderness They go forth seeking food in their activity, As bread for their children in the desert.
Thus says the LORD, "Restrain your voice from weeping And your eyes from tears; For your work will be rewarded," declares the LORD, "And they will return from the land of the enemy.
"Behold, these will come from afar; And lo, these will come from the north and from the west, And these from the land of Sinim."
"The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me, And I said, 'Have you seen him whom my soul loves?'
But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, "You are my God."
The sorrows of those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied; I shall not pour out their drink offerings of blood, Nor will I take their names upon my lips.
"When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last group to the first.'
Of the sons of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and he was called by their name.
Wherefore, the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Aram; and they defeated him and carried away from him a great number of captives and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who inflicted him with heavy casualties.
"Will you show partiality for Him? Will you contend for God?
He wrote there on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written, in the presence of the sons of Israel.
"God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.
When Ben-hadad heard this message, as he was drinking with the kings in the temporary shelters, he said to his servants, "Station yourselves." So they stationed themselves against the city.
"For the sake of Jacob My servant, And Israel My chosen one, I have also called you by your name; I have given you a title of honor Though you have not known Me.
Benaiah a Pirathonite, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash,
'So you shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God.
"You will also suck the milk of nations And suck the breast of kings; Then you will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
Now he went through all the tribes of Israel to Abel, even Beth-maacah, and all the Berites; and they were gathered together and also went after him.
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.
"As for you, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel
He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
'I must arise now and go about the city; In the streets and in the squares I must seek him whom my soul loves.' I sought him but did not find him.
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
Wealth adds many friends, But a poor man is separated from his friend.
I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways.
'For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale.
"But He has made me a byword of the people, And I am one at whom men spit.
For he said to Judah, "Let us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours because we have sought the LORD our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side." So they built and prospered.
"For You have kept their heart from understanding, Therefore You will not exalt them.
"However, You are just in all that has come upon us; For You have dealt faithfully, but we have acted wickedly.
Then Moses commanded them, saying, "At the end of every seven years, at the time of the year of remission of debts, at the Feast of Booths,
"My people have become lost sheep; Their shepherds have led them astray They have made them turn aside on the mountains; They have gone along from mountain to hill And have forgotten their resting place.
Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul; and it was told Samuel, saying, "Saul came to Carmel, and behold, he set up a monument for himself, then turned and proceeded on down to Gilgal."
for the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
Elijah said, "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today."
The king appointed Benaiah the son of Jehoiada over the army in his place, and the king appointed Zadok the priest in the place of Abiathar.
Therefore, to this day the sons of Israel do not eat the sinew of the hip which is on the socket of the thigh, because he touched the socket of Jacob's thigh in the sinew of the hip.
For the land is full of adulterers; For the land mourns because of the curse The pastures of the wilderness have dried up. Their course also is evil And their might is not right.
Though the wicked is shown favor, He does not learn righteousness; He deals unjustly in the land of uprightness, And does not perceive the majesty of the LORD.
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
"The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of rulers
It came about at the seventh time, that he said, "Behold, a cloud as small as a man's hand is coming up from the sea." And he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.'"
"Then it will come about in that day, That I will summon My servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah,
Yet his food in his stomach is changed To the venom of cobras within him.
He perishes forever like his refuse; Those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?'
"They said to God, 'Depart from us!' And 'What can the Almighty do to them?'
"He does not look at the streams, The rivers flowing with honey and curds.
He brought out the people who were in it, and cut them with saws and with sharp instruments and with axes. And thus David did to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
David, with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, divided them according to their offices for their ministry.
"Now behold, the whole family has risen against your maidservant, and they say, 'Hand over the one who struck his brother, that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed, and destroy the heir also.' Thus they will extinguish my coal which is left, so as to leave my husband neither name nor remnant on the face of the earth."
Obed-edom had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sacar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth,
He reigned forty-one years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.
Thus the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.
But Joab said to the king, "Now may the LORD your God add to the people a hundred times as many as they are, while the eyes of my lord the king still see; but why does my lord the king delight in this thing?"
The king said to the man of God, "Please entreat the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me " So the man of God entreated the LORD, and the king's hand was restored to him, and it became as it was before.
"One of your men puts to flight a thousand, for the LORD your God is He who fights for you, just as He promised you.
'This will be the sign to you which will come concerning your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas: on the same day both of them will die.
"This is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because the LORD'S remission has been proclaimed.
Then Saul heard that David and the men who were with him had been discovered. Now Saul was sitting in Gibeah, under the tamarisk tree on the height with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing around him.
otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone might invite you to eat of his sacrifice,
"Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and nothing leavened shall be seen among you, nor shall any leaven be seen among you in all your borders.
So they set up for themselves Micah's graven image which he had made, all the time that the house of God was at Shiloh.
And he said, "Why, what evil has He done?" But they kept shouting all the more, saying, "Crucify Him!"
He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire.
After Paul arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and serious charges against him which they could not prove,
The sons of Issachar: Tola and Puvvah and Iob and Shimron.
As they had their pasture, they became satisfied, And being satisfied, their heart became proud; Therefore they forgot Me.
Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, "Take thirty men from here under your authority and bring up Jeremiah the prophet from the cistern before he dies."
"For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands. Thus they have committed adultery with their idols and even caused their sons, whom they bore to Me, to pass through the fire to them as food.
Even Egypt, whose help is vain and empty Therefore, I have called her "Rahab who has been exterminated."
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.
So it came about, when Joseph reached his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the varicolored tunic that was on him;
They carried the ark of God on a new cart from the house of Abinadab, and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart.
"But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
David took these words to heart and greatly feared Achish king of Gath.
"Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle.
"It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes, will live. And there will be very many fish, for these waters go there and the others become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes.
Then Hushai said to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, "This is what Ahithophel counseled Absalom and the elders of Israel, and this is what I have counseled.
Then Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, entered Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.
If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you will not come together for judgment The remaining matters I will arrange when I come.
"Now, therefore, please come, curse this people for me since they are too mighty for me; perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."
So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.
and Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest was the chief of the leaders of Levi, and had the oversight of those who perform the duties of the sanctuary.
"My righteousness is near, My salvation has gone forth, And My arms will judge the peoples; The coastlands will wait for Me, And for My arm they will wait expectantly.
"I give you one portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow."
"For the sake of My name I delay My wrath, And for My praise I restrain it for you, In order not to cut you off.
Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O LORD, And whom You teach out of Your law;
For you have forgotten the God of your salvation And have not remembered the rock of your refuge. Therefore you plant delightful plants And set them with vine slips of a strange god.
Some of the scribes answered and said, "Teacher, You have spoken well."
"The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet comes to pass, then that prophet will be known as one whom the LORD has truly sent."
He rode upon a cherub and flew; And He sped upon the wings of the wind.
"These things you have done and I kept silence; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.
Then the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and outran Ahab to Jezreel.
"From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?
Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought against Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
Now these are those who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan and Immer, but they were not able to give evidence of their fathers' households and their descendants, whether they were of Israel:
"If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire.
But the people said, "You should not go out; for if we indeed flee, they will not care about us; even if half of us die, they will not care about us. But you are worth ten thousand of us; therefore now it is better that you be ready to help us from the city."
"But rather we will certainly carry out every word that has proceeded from our mouths, by burning sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, just as we ourselves, our forefathers, our kings and our princes did in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then we had plenty of food and were well off and saw no misfortune.
"There is no peace for the wicked," says the LORD.
Then Joab returned from following Abner; when he had gathered all the people together, nineteen of David's servants besides Asahel were missing.
The high priest stood up and came forward and questioned Jesus, saying, "Do You not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?"
from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli;
"And it shall be that when they say to you, 'Where should we go?' then you are to tell them, 'Thus says the LORD: "Those destined for death, to death; And those destined for the sword, to the sword; And those destined for famine, to famine; And those destined for captivity, to captivity."'
Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!
"Your stature is like a palm tree, And your breasts are like its clusters.
You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
Therefore the abundance which they have acquired and stored up They carry off over the brook of Arabim.
Then David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who was striking down the people, and said, "Behold, it is I who have sinned, and it is I who have done wrong; but these sheep, what have they done? Please let Your hand be against me and against my father's house."
"I also clothed you with embroidered cloth and put sandals of porpoise skin on your feet; and I wrapped you with fine linen and covered you with silk.
He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
"His strong scales are his pride, Shut up as with a tight seal.
"Can you send forth lightnings that they may go And say to you, 'Here we are'?
May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD, Your salvation according to Your word;
"No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse.
He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree.
Then the messengers returned and said, "Thus says Ben-hadad, 'Surely, I sent to you saying, "You shall give me your silver and your gold and your wives and your children,"
"The cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the manslayer to flee to; and in addition to them you shall give forty-two cities.
He walked in all the sins of his father which he had committed before him; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, like the heart of his father David.
Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.
Then Saul summoned the people and numbered them in Telaim, 200,000 foot soldiers and 10,000 men of Judah.
"Javan, Tubal and Meshech, they were your traders; with the lives of men and vessels of bronze they paid for your merchandise.
"When they fast, I am not going to listen to their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I am not going to accept them Rather I am going to make an end of them by the sword, famine and pestilence."
With the other half-tribe, the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance which Moses gave them beyond the Jordan to the east, just as Moses the servant of the LORD gave to them;
Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass.
A sound of tumult on the mountains, Like that of many people! A sound of the uproar of kingdoms, Of nations gathered together! The LORD of hosts is mustering the army for battle.
To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial, And a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.
and her two sons, of whom one was named Gershom, for Moses said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land."
"I have found David My servant; With My holy oil I have anointed him,
The LORD is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.
May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him.
"So it shall be on the day when you cross the Jordan to the land which the LORD your God gives you, that you shall set up for yourself large stones and coat them with lime
"At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, so that they would give him some of the produce of the vineyard; but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
the men of Jericho, 345;
"No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.
"You shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'If anyone curses his God, then he will bear his sin.
God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, "Jacob, Jacob." And he said, "Here I am."
He sent young men of the sons of Israel, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as peace offerings to the LORD.
Now it came about, as soon as the kingdom was firmly in his hand, that he killed his servants who had slain the king his father.
(for you know how we lived in the land of Egypt, and how we came through the midst of the nations through which you passed;
The cloud of the LORD was over them by day when they set out from the camp.
Which sends envoys by the sea, Even in papyrus vessels on the surface of the waters Go, swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, To a people feared far and wide, A powerful and oppressive nation Whose land the rivers divide.
Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth.
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders, The LORD is over many waters.
In the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.'
My heart cries out for Moab; His fugitives are as far as Zoar and Eglath-shelishiyah, For they go up the ascent of Luhith weeping; Surely on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress over their ruin.
"Now gird up your loins like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me.
"I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproach any of my days.
In charge of the storehouses I appointed Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and Pedaiah of the Levites, and in addition to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they were considered reliable, and it was their task to distribute to their kinsmen.
Those who died by the plague were 24,000.
Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned the foxes tail to tail and put one torch in the middle between two tails.
"These ten times you have insulted me; You are not ashamed to wrong me.
There was war at Gath again, where there was a man of great stature who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; and he also had been born to the giant.
Abraham also ran to the herd, and took a tender and choice calf and gave it to the servant, and he hurried to prepare it.
"He will surely reprove you If you secretly show partiality.
How fair are your tents, O Jacob, Your dwellings, O Israel!
He walked in the way of his father Asa and did not depart from it, doing right in the sight of the LORD.
Then they delivered the king's edicts to the king's satraps and to the governors in the provinces beyond the River, and they supported the people and the house of God.
Now one of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief of Saul's shepherds.
But the LORD said to Moses, "Put back the rod of Aaron before the testimony to be kept as a sign against the rebels, that you may put an end to their grumblings against Me, so that they will not die."
'For no one who has a defect shall approach: a blind man, or a lame man, or he who has a disfigured face, or any deformed limb,
"For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the earth?"
'The priest shall offer the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. So the priest shall make atonement on her behalf before the LORD because of her impure discharge.'
from the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph;
if he gets up and walks around outside on his staff, then he who struck him shall go unpunished; he shall only pay for his loss of time, and shall take care of him until he is completely healed.
"Both great men and small will die in this land; they will not be buried, they will not be lamented, nor will anyone gash himself or shave his head for them.
And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.
"Why was there no man when I came? When I called, why was there none to answer? Is My hand so short that it cannot ransom? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, I dry up the sea with My rebuke, I make the rivers a wilderness; Their fish stink for lack of water And die of thirst.
The cords of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.
"It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.
"Listen closely to the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling that goes out from His mouth.
Now after this he built the outer wall of the city of David on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance of the Fish Gate; and he encircled the Ophel with it and made it very high. Then he put army commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah.
"You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister as priests to Me.
A certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel in a joint of the armor. So he said to the driver of the chariot, "Turn around and take me out of the fight, for I am severely wounded."
"When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to a land far off or near,
But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name was Oded; and he went out to meet the army which came to Samaria and said to them, "Behold, because the LORD, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, He has delivered them into your hand, and you have slain them in a rage which has even reached heaven.
He did right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah had done; however he did not enter the temple of the LORD. But the people continued acting corruptly.
Now after Amaziah came from slaughtering the Edomites, he brought the gods of the sons of Seir, set them up as his gods, bowed down before them and burned incense to them.
And the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Shall I indeed bear a child, when I am so old?'
and I will bring a piece of bread, that you may refresh yourselves; after that you may go on, since you have visited your servant." And they said, "So do, as you have said."
"For your servant vowed a vow while I was living at Geshur in Aram, saying, 'If the LORD shall indeed bring me back to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD.'"
"Take ten loaves with you, some cakes and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."
and with them the Levites, Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tobadonijah, the Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests.
from the Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites and the Reubenites and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.
"But if the sun has risen on him, there will be bloodguiltiness on his account. He shall surely make restitution; if he owns nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.
And he looked at the Kenite, and took up his discourse and said, "Your dwelling place is enduring, And your nest is set in the cliff.
and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their deeds.
As he said this, there occurred a dissension between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the assembly was divided.
This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me.
Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.
That you have forgotten the LORD your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens And laid the foundations of the earth, That you fear continually all day long because of the fury of the oppressor, As he makes ready to destroy? But where is the fury of the oppressor?
Establish my footsteps in Your word, And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.
The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men;
"He has left His hiding place like the lion; For their land has become a horror Because of the fierceness of the oppressing sword And because of His fierce anger."
"Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and listen to the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God.
The lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, "Entice him, and see where his great strength lies and how we may overpower him that we may bind him to afflict him. Then we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver."
"The other lamb you shall offer at twilight, and shall offer with it the same grain offering and the same drink offering as in the morning, for a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
'I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute vengeance for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you, so that you shall be delivered into enemy hands.
Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's whelp, That leaps forth from Bashan."
Then his father Isaac said to him, "Please come close and kiss me, my son."
from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu;
My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; There is no secret that is a match for you.
then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and of Your people Israel, indeed, teach them the good way in which they should walk And send rain on Your land, which You have given Your people for an inheritance.
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish.
"His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes forth from his mouth.
"His young ones also suck up blood; And where the slain are, there is he."
Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel had charge of the first division for the first month; and in his division were 24,000.
The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men.
It came about when he became king, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he killed all the household of Baasha; he did not leave a single male, neither of his relatives nor of his friends.
Then David said to Abishai and to all his servants, "Behold, my son who came out from me seeks my life; how much more now this Benjamite? Let him alone and let him curse, for the LORD has told him.
"You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the holy of holies.
He then returned the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother, and his mother said, "I wholly dedicate the silver from my hand to the LORD for my son to make a graven image and a molten image; now therefore, I will return them to you."
Now the LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho, saying,
Then the disciples understood that He had spoken to them about John the Baptist.
Now the upper chambers were smaller because the galleries took more space away from them than from the lower and middle ones in the building.
Behold, the name of the LORD comes from a remote place; Burning is His anger and dense is His smoke; His lips are filled with indignation And His tongue is like a consuming fire;
"Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples, A leader and commander for the peoples.
You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its remotest parts And said to you, 'You are My servant, I have chosen you and not rejected you.
"Nevertheless, in Your great compassion You did not make an end of them or forsake them, For You are a gracious and compassionate God.
"I gave them My statutes and informed them of My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live.
Now it came about in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, showed favor to Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison.
"I will make justice the measuring line And righteousness the level; Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And the waters will overflow the secret place.
The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.
I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart.
Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
"He looks on everything that is high; He is king over all the sons of pride."
"I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me; I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me.
but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.
David and all Israel went up to Baalah, that is, to Kiriath-jearim, which belongs to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, the LORD who is enthroned above the cherubim, where His name is called.
and said, "Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly.
Then David the king went in and sat before the LORD and said, "Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house that You have brought me this far?
Elishama, Beeliada and Eliphelet.
But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not yet a prophet of the LORD here that we may inquire of him?"
then her former husband who sent her away is not allowed to take her again to be his wife, since she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the LORD, and you shall not bring sin on the land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance.
Then Moses and Aaron came in from the presence of the assembly to the doorway of the tent of meeting and fell on their faces. Then the glory of the LORD appeared to them;
Now in the morning his spirit was troubled, so he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all its wise men And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite,
He was most honored of the thirty, therefore he became their commander; however, he did not attain to the three.
Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.
Now David became aware that Saul had come out to seek his life while David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh.
The prophet Gad said to David, "Do not stay in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah." So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth.
He sent messengers to Abimelech deceitfully, saying, "Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his relatives have come to Shechem; and behold, they are stirring up the city against you.
He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.
And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
'Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
"Neither in the temple, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city itself did they find me carrying on a discussion with anyone or causing a riot.
'WAS IT NOT MY HAND WHICH MADE ALL THESE THINGS?'
A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him?
(now the man's name was Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail And the woman was intelligent and beautiful in appearance, but the man was harsh and evil in his dealings, and he was a Calebite),
"Son of man, take up a lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him, 'You compared yourself to a young lion of the nations, Yet you are like the monster in the seas; And you burst forth in your rivers And muddied the waters with your feet And fouled their rivers.'"
Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote on a scroll at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD which He had spoken to him.
"The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief.
saying, 'Woe, woe, the great city, she who was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls;
Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of the LORD which you have spoken is good." For he thought, "Is it not so, if there will be peace and truth in my days?"
"From the city men groan, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God does not pay attention to folly.
"If she is displeasing in the eyes of her master who designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He does not have authority to sell her to a foreign people because of his unfairness to her.
They struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves trying to find the doorway.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
"When the LORD your God gives it into your hand, you shall strike all the men in it with the edge of the sword.
"Furthermore, they have even sent for men who come from afar, to whom a messenger was sent; and lo, they came--for whom you bathed, painted your eyes and decorated yourselves with ornaments;
Now it came about, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David at Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.
For the LORD Most High is to be feared, A great King over all the earth.
But the noble man devises noble plans; And by noble plans he stands.
May their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, may it become a trap.
'You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem ' Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the LORD is with you."
Then all the men who were aware that their wives were burning sacrifices to other gods, along with all the women who were standing by, as a large assembly, including all the people who were living in Pathros in the land of Egypt, responded to Jeremiah, saying,
When He set a limit for the rain And a course for the thunderbolt,
"For I am full of words; The spirit within me constrains me.
"Now therefore arise, O LORD God, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your might; let Your priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation and let Your godly ones rejoice in what is good.
"Now, therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be leader over My people Israel.
They served idols, concerning which the LORD had said to them, "You shall not do this thing."
and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi by men.
But Samuel said, "What have you done?" And Saul said, "Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the appointed days, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash,
"These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,
"Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve with me for another seven years."
But it came about in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the royal family, came with ten men and struck Gedaliah down so that he died along with the Jews and the Chaldeans who were with him at Mizpah.
And Moses said to them, "Have you spared all the women?
"But all the girls who have not known man intimately, spare for yourselves.
'But you shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs one year old without defect;
"The fruit you long for has gone from you, and all things that were luxurious and splendid have passed away from you and men will no longer find them.
But they did not receive Him, because He was traveling toward Jerusalem.
She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.
and it came about, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, 'This is the kindness which you will show to me: everywhere we go, say of me, "He is my brother."'"
Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre of Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned.
So also you, unless you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.
"If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.
"Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, 'Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life.
other than for this one statement which I shouted out while standing among them, 'For the resurrection of the dead I am on trial before you today.'"
"Now, then, hear this, you sensual one, Who dwells securely, Who says in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one besides me I will not sit as a widow, Nor know loss of children.'
Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
"I will also raise up shepherds over them and they will tend them; and they will not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, nor will any be missing," declares the LORD.
The ants are not a strong people, But they prepare their food in the summer;
Indeed, there was also a man who prophesied in the name of the LORD, Uriah the son of Shemaiah from Kiriath-jearim; and he prophesied against this city and against this land words similar to all those of Jeremiah.
Rise up, you women who are at ease, And hear my voice; Give ear to my word, You complacent daughters.
For the LORD'S indignation is against all the nations, And His wrath against all their armies; He has utterly destroyed them, He has given them over to slaughter.
Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
He declares His words to Jacob, His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.
The priest, the son of Aaron, shall be with the Levites when the Levites receive tithes, and the Levites shall bring up the tenth of the tithes to the house of our God, to the chambers of the storehouse.
"You shall make of these a holy anointing oil, a perfume mixture, the work of a perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.
"He swallows riches, But will vomit them up; God will expel them from his belly.
It came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed to death.
So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days.
Save me from the lion's mouth; From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.
"For He performs what is appointed for me, And many such decrees are with Him.
Though he desires it and will not let it go, But holds it in his mouth,
The oracle of him who hears the words of God, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered,
Therefore the LORD brought the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria against them, and they captured Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze chains and took him to Babylon.
"As for the live bird, he shall take it together with the cedar wood and the scarlet string and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the live bird in the blood of the bird that was slain over the running water.
Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up and fell upon him and put him to death, and he was buried at his own house in the wilderness.
Then Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite who was from Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet King David.
partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated.
also half of Gilead, with Ashtaroth and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the sons of Machir the son of Manasseh, for half of the sons of Machir according to their families.
"According to the terms of the law which they teach you, and according to the verdict which they tell you, you shall do; you shall not turn aside from the word which they declare to you, to the right or the left.
"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When a man makes a difficult vow, he shall be valued according to your valuation of persons belonging to the LORD.
Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever.
Yes, truth is lacking; And he who turns aside from evil makes himself a prey Now the LORD saw, And it was displeasing in His sight that there was no justice.
and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth and kill Him.
Rachel and Leah said to him, "Do we still have any portion or inheritance in our father's house?
"Again, they have done this to Me: they have defiled My sanctuary on the same day and have profaned My sabbaths.
"For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes."
To crush under His feet All the prisoners of the land,
For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.
A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes.
Then all the commanders of the forces, Johanan the son of Kareah, Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people both small and great approached
A harsh vision has been shown to me; The treacherous one still deals treacherously, and the destroyer still destroys Go up, Elam, lay siege, Media; I have made an end of all the groaning she has caused.
Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot bear up:
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, But the tent of the upright will flourish.
A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you.
And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts.
No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.
"Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubim an immense army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied on the LORD, He delivered them into your hand.
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.
Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction,
"He obscures the face of the full moon And spreads His cloud over it.
"So you shall come to the Levitical priest or the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall inquire of them and they will declare to you the verdict in the case.
"The priest shall also give orders to slay the one bird in an earthenware vessel over running water.
When David had finished offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.
Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of the LORD."
Now Samson lay until midnight, and at midnight he arose and took hold of the doors of the city gate and the two posts and pulled them up along with the bars; then he put them on his shoulders and carried them up to the top of the mountain which is opposite Hebron.
and has not brought it to the doorway of the tent of meeting to present it as an offering to the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD, bloodguiltiness is to be reckoned to that man. He has shed blood and that man shall be cut off from among his people.
"But ships shall come from the coast of Kittim, And they shall afflict Asshur and will afflict Eber; So they also will come to destruction."
"Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and shall consecrate it and all its furnishings; and it shall be holy.
and said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord, come and see."
"Take full vengeance for the sons of Israel on the Midianites; afterward you will be gathered to your people."
However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.
For many were giving false testimony against Him, but their testimony was not consistent.
"You shall set the table outside the veil, and the lampstand opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south; and you shall put the table on the north side.
But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned again and hardened his heart, he and his servants.
Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD.
He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I answered, "O Lord GOD, You know."
chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom (that is, Esau, the father of the Edomites), according to their habitations in the land of their possession.
But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.
"Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will run to you, Because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you."
I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold And mankind than the gold of Ophir.
"His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone.
"When he raises himself up, the mighty fear; Because of the crashing they are bewildered.
"He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous; But with kings on the throne He has seated them forever, and they are exalted.
"Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay.
So they divided the land between them to survey it; Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah went another way by himself.
In those days the LORD began to send Rezin king of Aram and Pekah the son of Remaliah against Judah.
"You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread For seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in the month of Abib you came out of Egypt.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of Jeroboam and in his sin which he made Israel sin.
'I will take you, and you shall reign over whatever you desire, and you shall be king over Israel.
"Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.
It was told Saul, saying, "Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah."
Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness where he was camped, at the mount of God.
And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one was able to enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.
Balak did just as Balaam had spoken, and Balak and Balaam offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.
but the chamber which faces toward the north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar These are the sons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to minister to Him."
If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
"As for you, son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the plan.
On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.
"When the righteous turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, then he shall die in it.
Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, And instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land, Everlasting joy will be theirs.
Yet King Zedekiah sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest, to Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "Please pray to the LORD our God on our behalf."
Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.
Remember, O LORD, on David's behalf, All his affliction;
May they be blotted out of the book of life And may they not be recorded with the righteous.
When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him, That is, in regard to both nation and man?--
"Truly, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have devastated the nations and their lands
Then the king said to Doeg, "You turn around and attack the priests." And Doeg the Edomite turned around and attacked the priests, and he killed that day eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod.
Then Ahimelech answered the king and said, "And who among all your servants is as faithful as David, even the king's son-in-law, who is captain over your guard, and is honored in your house?
"I would present my case before Him And fill my mouth with arguments.
"He who informs against friends for a share of the spoil, The eyes of his children also will languish.
"You shall be blameless before the LORD your God.
five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall before you by the sword.
and I arranged for the supply of wood at appointed times and for the first fruits Remember me, O my God, for good.
And he gathered together all the leaders of Israel with the priests and the Levites.
He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth, for he said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."
"May Reuben live and not die, Nor his men be few."
So Abimelech arose early in the morning and called all his servants and told all these things in their hearing; and the men were greatly frightened.
'Then I sent the hornet before you and it drove out the two kings of the Amorites from before you, but not by your sword or your bow.
"You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; nor is the fat of My feast to remain overnight until morning.
"And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering on it, he is obligated.'
But Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch, while he was in the king's palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern Now the king was sitting in the Gate of Benjamin;
and when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews brought charges against him, asking for a sentence of condemnation against him.
And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!
"Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold.
And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, "Get up, and do not be afraid."
"Behold, I am bringing them from the north country, And I will gather them from the remote parts of the earth, Among them the blind and the lame, The woman with child and she who is in labor with child, together; A great company, they will return here.
But for Your sake we are killed all day long; We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
"But the godless in heart lay up anger; They do not cry for help when He binds them.
So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill; when the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, "Please let my sister Tamar come and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat from her hand."
His foundation is in the holy mountains.
They are to stand every morning to thank and to praise the LORD, and likewise at evening,
Then Amnon said to Tamar, "Bring the food into the bedroom, that I may eat from your hand." So Tamar took the cakes which she had made and brought them into the bedroom to her brother Amnon.
"Behold, I belong to God like you; I too have been formed out of the clay.
"You say, 'God stores away a man's iniquity for his sons.' Let God repay him so that he may know it.
Furthermore, all the officials of the priests and the people were very unfaithful following all the abominations of the nations; and they defiled the house of the LORD which He had sanctified in Jerusalem.
On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land.
so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no one else.
'When a man offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to fulfill a special vow or for a freewill offering, of the herd or of the flock, it must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it.
Now he went out and warred against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath and the wall of Jabneh and the wall of Ashdod; and he built cities in the area of Ashdod and among the Philistines.
The priest answered David and said, "There is no ordinary bread on hand, but there is consecrated bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women."
and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Abimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Shavsha was secretary;
So he answered, "O my lord, the king, my servant deceived me; for your servant said, 'I will saddle a donkey for myself that I may ride on it and go with the king,' because your servant is lame.
The families of scribes who lived at Jabez were the Tirathites, the Shimeathites and the Sucathites. Those are the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab.
Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and the other half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak: Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the children of Anak.
the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep.
"As for the terror of you, The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, O you who live in the clefts of the rock, Who occupy the height of the hill Though you make your nest as high as an eagle's, I will bring you down from there," declares the LORD.
At that time Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would against a robber? Every day I used to sit in the temple teaching and you did not seize Me.
"In those days and at that time," declares the LORD, "the sons of Israel will come, both they and the sons of Judah as well; they will go along weeping as they go, and it will be the LORD their God they will seek.
then you will be free from my oath, when you come to my relatives; and if they do not give her to you, you will be free from my oath.'
"But if the prophet is prevailed upon to speak a word, it is I, the LORD, who have prevailed upon that prophet, and I will stretch out My hand against him and destroy him from among My people Israel.
and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.
and Chesed and Hazo and Pildash and Jidlaph and Bethuel."
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
A poor man who oppresses the lowly Is like a driving rain which leaves no food.
For thus says the LORD in regard to Shallum the son of Josiah, king of Judah, who became king in the place of Josiah his father, who went forth from this place, "He will never return there;
The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, But is terror to the workers of iniquity.
"Then I thought, 'I shall die in my nest, And I shall multiply my days as the sand.
Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes.
"Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears?
So they ate and drank that day before the LORD with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king a second time, and they anointed him as ruler for the LORD and Zadok as priest.
"For what does he care for his household after him, When the number of his months is cut off?
Then the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up and build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
"He may beat him forty times but no more, so that he does not beat him with many more stripes than these and your brother is not degraded in your eyes.
Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first to last, the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, has written.
When the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back from pursuing him.
So when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, "It is the king of Israel," and they turned aside to fight against him. But Jehoshaphat cried out, and the LORD helped him, and God diverted them from him.
for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.'
So he came back and told his father and mother, "I saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, get her for me as a wife."
Now the LORD spoke through His servants the prophets, saying,
David went up according to the word of Gad, just as the LORD had commanded.
"The beasts of the field will glorify Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I have given waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My chosen people.
Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something on the wheel.
For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence.
Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men
"Now if a Levite comes from any of your towns throughout Israel where he resides, and comes whenever he desires to the place which the LORD chooses,
Thus the sons of Israel did; according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so they camped by their standards, and so they set out, every one by his family according to his father's household.
For He does not afflict willingly Or grieve the sons of men.
O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise.
Then Jacob arose and put his children and his wives upon camels;
Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.
All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And they shall glorify Your name.
The wicked plots against the righteous And gnashes at him with his teeth.
O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness, That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
You removed a vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and planted it.
"From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.
Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images, Who boast themselves of idols; Worship Him, all you gods.
In all the land no women were found so fair as Job's daughters; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.
"He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass, And He has put darkness on my paths.
"It shall be when he hears the words of this curse, that he will boast, saying, 'I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart in order to destroy the watered land with the dry.'
In this manner Absalom dealt with all Israel who came to the king for judgment; so Absalom stole away the hearts of the men of Israel.
"Behold, let me tell you, you are not right in this, For God is greater than man.
"God hands me over to ruffians And tosses me into the hands of the wicked.
Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate and at the Valley Gate and at the corner buttress and fortified them.
"So we shall come to him in one of the places where he can be found, and we will fall on him as the dew falls on the ground; and of him and of all the men who are with him, not even one will be left.
The sons of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash and Aija, at Bethel and its towns,
Michal took the household idol and laid it on the bed, and put a quilt of goats' hair at its head, and covered it with clothes.
Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Jarha.
"Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this one to act the madman in my presence? Shall this one come into my house?"
And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.
Then Moses spoke in the hearing of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song, until they were complete:
"As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle.
'On this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his own property.
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"Because they have forsaken Me and have made this an alien place and have burned sacrifices in it to other gods, that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and because they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent
The sons of Judah: Er and Onan and Shelah and Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). And the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
Who is the man who desires life And loves length of days that he may see good?
Then Jacob's anger burned against Rachel, and he said, "Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?"
And Daniel made request of the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego over the administration of the province of Babylon, while Daniel was at the king's court.
Then Leah said, "How fortunate!" So she named him Gad.
One basket had very good figs, like first-ripe figs, and the other basket had very bad figs which could not be eaten due to rottenness.
If his loins have not thanked me, And if he has not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep,
Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed habitation, A tent which will not be folded; Its stakes will never be pulled up, Nor any of its cords be torn apart.
'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister; she is your father's blood relative.
Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.
For in the eighth year of his reign while he was still a youth, he began to seek the God of his father David; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, the carved images and the molten images.
and 4,000 were gatekeepers, and 4,000 were praising the LORD with the instruments which David made for giving praise.
"Your two breasts are like two fawns, Twins of a gazelle.
'He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit, And my life shall see the light.'
"Further, you shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'If a man dies and has no son, then you shall transfer his inheritance to his daughter.
and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards;
So Jacob came close to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
Now there was a young man from Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he was staying there.
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces in the presence of all the assembly of the congregation of the sons of Israel.
For the LORD had closed fast all the wombs of the household of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
Babylon has been a golden cup in the hand of the LORD, Intoxicating all the earth The nations have drunk of her wine; Therefore the nations are going mad.
"Dan shall judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel.
"For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you.
And ascertaining this from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
'For My people have forgotten Me, They burn incense to worthless gods And they have stumbled from their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a highway,
Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda, Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart.
The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them,
"Your covenant with death will be canceled, And your pact with Sheol will not stand; When the overwhelming scourge passes through, Then you become its trampling place.
Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry The LORD sets the prisoners free.
"For when the ear heard, it called me blessed, And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me,
Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the LORD with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.
"Be very firm, then, to keep and do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, so that you may not turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left,
"In my distress I called upon the LORD, Yes, I cried to my God; And from His temple He heard my voice, And my cry for help came into His ears.
"Is there any number to His troops? And upon whom does His light not rise?
Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it for us to kill our brother and cover up his blood?
At that time Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD, and from the doorposts which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.
Tearing his clothes, the high priest said, "What further need do we have of witnesses?
Everything was numbered and weighed, and all the weight was recorded at that time.
Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh and all that he did and his sin which he committed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
He said, "Hagar, Sarai's maid, where have you come from and where are you going?" And she said, "I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai."
Then King David sent to Zadok and Abiathar the priests, saying, "Speak to the elders of Judah, saying, 'Why are you the last to bring the king back to his house, since the word of all Israel has come to the king, even to his house?
and said, "This man stated, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and to rebuild it in three days.'"
But he pulled free of the linen sheet and escaped naked.
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, But he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him.
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "It will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan,
O God, You have rejected us You have broken us; You have been angry; O, restore us.
All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
'Return it to its sheath In the place where you were created, in the land of your origin, I will judge you.
How blessed are the people who are so situated; How blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!
"His bones are full of his youthful vigor, But it lies down with him in the dust.
Now as Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah met him, and he recognized him and fell on his face and said, "Is this you, Elijah my master?"
Araunah looked down and saw the king and his servants crossing over toward him; and Araunah went out and bowed his face to the ground before the king.
"Is there no limit to windy words? Or what plagues you that you answer?
Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The thing that you are doing is not good.
Isaiah said to them, "Thus you shall say to your master, 'Thus says the LORD, "Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.
"You shall say to them, 'This is the offering by fire which you shall offer to the LORD: two male lambs one year old without defect as a continual burnt offering every day.
The border went up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and turned northward toward Gilgal which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south of the valley; and the border continued to the waters of En-shemesh and it ended at En-rogel.
The chiefs of all the people, even of all the tribes of Israel, took their stand in the assembly of the people of God, 400,000 foot soldiers who drew the sword.
all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (he alone was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); for Moses struck them and dispossessed them.
'Your southern sector shall extend from the wilderness of Zin along the side of Edom, and your southern border shall extend from the end of the Salt Sea eastward.
However, Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, only daughters; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah.
So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people fell that day.
Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, "God will surely take care of you, and you shall carry my bones up from here."
"The blessings of your father Have surpassed the blessings of my ancestors Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; May they be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers.
"Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak.
"Behold, I will cause the shadow on the stairway, which has gone down with the sun on the stairway of Ahaz, to go back ten steps " So the sun's shadow went back ten steps on the stairway on which it had gone down.
For thus says the LORD, "Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; And you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees.
All the persons belonging to Jacob, who came to Egypt, his direct descendants, not including the wives of Jacob's sons, were sixty-six persons in all,
And Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and settled there.
"Then go out to the valley of Ben-hinnom, which is by the entrance of the potsherd gate, and proclaim there the words that I tell you,
The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, It is sated with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, With the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
But concerning Apollos our brother, I encouraged him greatly to come to you with the brethren; and it was not at all his desire to come now, but he will come when he has opportunity.
I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
I shall remember the deeds of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.
"But the prudent answered, 'No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.'
Many will seek the favor of a generous man, And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.
A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers.
So while these nations feared the LORD, they also served their idols; their children likewise and their grandchildren, as their fathers did, so they do to this day.
All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD, And Your godly ones shall bless You.
"Now this is the case of the manslayer who may flee there and live: when he kills his friend unintentionally, not hating him previously--
Even in the matter of the envoys of the rulers of Babylon, who sent to him to inquire of the wonder that had happened in the land, God left him alone only to test him, that He might know all that was in his heart.
Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him And the king sent a man from his presence; but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, "Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold the door shut against him. Is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?"
Then Elihu continued and said,
They took Absalom and cast him into a deep pit in the forest and erected over him a very great heap of stones And all Israel fled, each to his tent.
So David arose and crossed over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
"So all these curses shall come on you and pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you would not obey the LORD your God by keeping His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you.
The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, they began to jettison the cargo;
Micah then said to him, "Dwell with me and be a father and a priest to me, and I will give you ten pieces of silver a year, a suit of clothes, and your maintenance." So the Levite went in.
and Hapharaim and Shion and Anaharath,
but at the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name, you shall sacrifice the Passover in the evening at sunset, at the time that you came out of Egypt.
They journeyed from Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor, at the edge of the land of Edom.
and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;
So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers which the men who were burned had offered, and they hammered them out as a plating for the altar,
'I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.
Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the LORD, And whose deeds are done in a dark place, And they say, "Who sees us?" or "Who knows us?"
"So now then, speak to the men of Judah and against the inhabitants of Jerusalem saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am fashioning calamity against you and devising a plan against you Oh turn back, each of you from his evil way, and reform your ways and your deeds."'
So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
"On that day I will give Gog a burial ground there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea, and it will block off those who would pass by. So they will bury Gog there with all his horde, and they will call it the valley of Hamon-gog.
The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him.
Envoys will come out of Egypt; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
O mountain of Mine in the countryside, I will give over your wealth and all your treasures for booty, Your high places for sin throughout your borders.
When he was in distress, he entreated the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
"Behold, my belly is like unvented wine, Like new wineskins it is about to burst.
These searched among their ancestral registration, but they could not be located; therefore they were considered unclean and excluded from the priesthood.
The sons of the gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, in all 139.
"So the LORD'S anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the entire generation of those who had done evil in the sight of the LORD was destroyed.
They assembled their brothers, consecrated themselves, and went in to cleanse the house of the LORD, according to the commandment of the king by the words of the LORD.
Now when Jehoram had taken over the kingdom of his father and made himself secure, he killed all his brothers with the sword, and some of the rulers of Israel also.
The Levites, from the sons of the Kohathites and of the sons of the Korahites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel, with a very loud voice.
The people said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God and we will obey His voice."
'Those that are blind or fractured or maimed or having a running sore or eczema or scabs, you shall not offer to the LORD, nor make of them an offering by fire on the altar to the LORD.
"Of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons), He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
Now the LORD had said to Ahijah, "Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to inquire of you concerning her son, for he is sick. You shall say thus and thus to her, for it will be when she arrives that she will pretend to be another woman."
'If an alien sojourns with you, or one who may be among you throughout your generations, and he wishes to make an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD, just as you do so he shall do.
Then Abigail quickly arose, and rode on a donkey, with her five maidens who attended her; and she followed the messengers of David and became his wife.
It was when he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said to him, "Why did you not go with me, Mephibosheth?"
She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
"Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them And He personally brought you from Egypt by His great power,
'But when we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out from Egypt; now behold, we are at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory.
came to me, and standing near said to me, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight!' And at that very time I looked up at him.
"Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher, and the leader of the sons of Asher: Pagiel the son of Ochran,
"Now as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died, to my sorrow, in the land of Canaan on the journey, when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem)."
"You have not gone up into the breaches, nor did you build the wall around the house of Israel to stand in the battle on the day of the LORD.
Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters;
But Peter was following Him at a distance as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and entered in, and sat down with the officers to see the outcome.
People will live in it, and there will no longer be a curse, for Jerusalem will dwell in security.
King Uzziah was a leper to the day of his death; and he lived in a separate house, being a leper, for he was cut off from the house of the LORD. And Jotham his son was over the king's house judging the people of the land.
"Then you will see and be radiant, And your heart will thrill and rejoice; Because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, The wealth of the nations will come to you.
Then the officials said to the king, "Now let this man be put to death, inasmuch as he is discouraging the men of war who are left in this city and all the people, by speaking such words to them; for this man is not seeking the well-being of this people but rather their harm."
"The dead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth; and no one will frighten them away.
O Israel, hope in the LORD; For with the LORD there is lovingkindness, And with Him is abundant redemption.
One who plans to do evil, Men will call a schemer.
Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear: Forget your people and your father's house;
The angel of the LORD came again a second time and touched him and said, "Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you."
He built towers in the wilderness and hewed many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the lowland and in the plain. He also had plowmen and vinedressers in the hill country and the fertile fields, for he loved the soil.
"Now behold, God is with us at our head and His priests with the signal trumpets to sound the alarm against you. O sons of Israel, do not fight against the LORD God of your fathers, for you will not succeed."
The LORD favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
Micaiah said, "If you indeed return safely, the LORD has not spoken by me." And he said, "Listen, all you people."
So he led Jehoiachin away into exile to Babylon; also the king's mother and the king's wives and his officials and the leading men of the land, he led away into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.
The Levites, their relatives, had charge of the treasures of the house of God and of the treasures of the dedicated gifts.
David said to Solomon, "My son, I had intended to build a house to the name of the LORD my God.
but the centurion, wanting to bring Paul safely through, kept them from their intention, and commanded that those who could swim should jump overboard first and get to land,
Saul said, "They have brought them from the Amalekites, for the people spared the best of the sheep and oxen, to sacrifice to the LORD your God; but the rest we have utterly destroyed."
So all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death with stones, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
'For the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their iniquity, because they rejected My ordinances and their soul abhorred My statutes.
"They see falsehood and lying divination who are saying, 'The LORD declares,' when the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope for the fulfillment of their word.
'You shall thus observe My statutes and keep My judgments, so as to carry them out, that you may live securely on the land.
and said to them, "You have kept all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, and have listened to my voice in all that I commanded you.
Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.
They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons,
For the LORD is a great God And a great King above all gods,
Will You not Yourself revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You?
Those who had escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon; and they were servants to him and to his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia,
Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods? Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?
My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice.
"There is no darkness or deep shadow Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
"But come again all of you now, For I do not find a wise man among you.
But the servants of Achish said to him, "Is this not David the king of the land? Did they not sing of this one as they danced, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands'?"
Hoshaiah and half of the leaders of Judah followed them,
"And I have devoured them and shattered them, so that they did not rise; And they fell under my feet.
'The nakedness of your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for their nakedness is yours.
At the turn of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent and brought him to Babylon with the valuable articles of the house of the LORD, and he made his kinsman Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.
Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,
Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the thirty. And he swung his spear against three hundred and killed them, and had a name as well as the three.
"The LORD will smite you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors and with the scab and with the itch, from which you cannot be healed.
then you shall offer with the bull a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-half a hin of oil;
and watch; and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to take part in the dances, then you shall come out of the vineyards and each of you shall catch his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.
"Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the diseased you have not healed, the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you sought for the lost; but with force and with severity you have dominated them.
So the two of them made a covenant before the LORD; and David stayed at Horesh while Jonathan went to his house.
Therefore on that day he named him Jerubbaal, that is to say, "Let Baal contend against him," because he had torn down his altar.
And the congregation sent 12,000 of the valiant warriors there, and commanded them, saying, "Go and strike the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the edge of the sword, with the women and the little ones.
and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the land of Moab, at the top of Pisgah which overlooks the wasteland.
"Or if it is known that the ox was previously in the habit of goring, yet its owner has not confined it, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead animal shall become his.
"Or if the body sustains in its skin a burn by fire, and the raw flesh of the burn becomes a bright spot, reddish-white, or white,
"I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing.
Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you."
and I gave the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the sight of Hanamel my uncle's son and in the sight of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, before all the Jews who were sitting in the court of the guard.
So Esau lived in the hill country of Seir; Esau is Edom.
When the water in the skin was used up, she left the boy under one of the bushes.
"Their names were Oholah the elder and Oholibah her sister. And they became Mine, and they bore sons and daughters. And as for their names, Samaria is Oholah and Jerusalem is Oholibah.
Jacob said when he saw them, "This is God's camp." So he named that place Mahanaim.
"You felt secure in your wickedness and said, 'No one sees me,' Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you; For you have said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one besides me.'
"But this crowd which does not know the Law is accursed."
"Son of man, if a country sins against Me by committing unfaithfulness, and I stretch out My hand against it, destroy its supply of bread, send famine against it and cut off from it both man and beast,
(This was after King Jeconiah and the queen mother, the court officials, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem.)
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise To spring up before all the nations.
"Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways, As a nation that has done righteousness And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God They ask Me for just decisions, They delight in the nearness of God.
The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not disobedient Nor did I turn back.
Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.
Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me.
"All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered together to you, The rams of Nebaioth will minister to you; They will go up with acceptance on My altar, And I shall glorify My glorious house.
Then the LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines and the Arabs who bordered the Ethiopians;
"Behold, Amariah the chief priest will be over you in all that pertains to the LORD, and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, in all that pertains to the king Also the Levites shall be officers before you Act resolutely, and the LORD be with the upright."
for he removed the foreign altars and high places, tore down the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherim,
"What do you know that we do not know? What do you understand that we do not?
Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as Gerar; and so many Ethiopians fell that they could not recover, for they were shattered before the LORD and before His army. And they carried away very much plunder.
He defeated Moab, and the Moabites became servants to David, bringing tribute.
There were a thousand men of Benjamin with him, with Ziba the servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants with him; and they rushed to the Jordan before the king.
rams' skins dyed red, porpoise skins, acacia wood,
The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli were Eleazar and Kish.
Then David came to his house at Jerusalem, and the king took the ten women, the concubines whom he had left to keep the house, and placed them under guard and provided them with sustenance, but did not go in to them. So they were shut up until the day of their death, living as widows.
"Moreover the LORD will also give over Israel along with you into the hands of the Philistines, therefore tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. Indeed the LORD will give over the army of Israel into the hands of the Philistines!"
He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified city.
Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and they saw God, and they ate and drank.
Then he went up from there against the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher.
"The LORD will make you abound in prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your beast and in the produce of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you.
"Go up to this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab opposite Jericho, and look at the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the sons of Israel for a possession.
When Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel,
She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen.
but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, until there was no remedy.
The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand.
from the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael;
When Leah saw that she had stopped bearing, she took her maid Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.
And sending away the crowds, Jesus got into the boat and came to the region of Magadan.
The LORD has mixed within her a spirit of distortion; They have led Egypt astray in all that it does, As a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
The word which the LORD spoke concerning Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, through Jeremiah the prophet:
The pains of childbirth come upon him; He is not a wise son, For it is not the time that he should delay at the opening of the womb.
"The smallest one will become a clan, And the least one a mighty nation. I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time."
Hear, you deaf! And look, you blind, that you may see.
Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
I cry aloud with my voice to the LORD; I make supplication with my voice to the LORD.
Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.
"Under the lotus plants he lies down, In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.
When the sons of Ammon saw that they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the sons of Ammon sent 1,000 talents of silver to hire for themselves chariots and horsemen from Mesopotamia, from Aram-maacah and from Zobah.
"The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, 'Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.'
"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.
He built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem I will put My name."
Before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
for I have not dwelt in a house since the day that I brought up Israel to this day, but I have gone from tent to tent and from one dwelling place to another.
Then his father went down to the woman; and Samson made a feast there, for the young men customarily did this.
Now the destruction of Ahaziah was from God, in that he went to Joram For when he came, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom the LORD had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
Then Joab said, "I will not waste time here with you." So he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.
"Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the sons of Israel and say to them, 'Any man of the house of Israel or of the aliens in Israel who presents his offering, whether it is any of their votive or any of their freewill offerings, which they present to the LORD for a burnt offering--
He took all the gold and silver and all the utensils which were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasuries of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
Then David inquired of the LORD once more. And the LORD answered him and said, "Arise, go down to Keilah, for I will give the Philistines into your hand."
"For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Therefore now, send and bring him to me, for he must surely die."
"If he comes alone, he shall go out alone; if he is the husband of a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.
then the priest shall look at it. And if the hair in the bright spot has turned white and it appears to be deeper than the skin, it is leprosy; it has broken out in the burn. Therefore, the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is an infection of leprosy.
Everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit moved him came and brought the LORD'S contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments.
"I will open rivers on the bare heights And springs in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water And the dry land fountains of water.
AND THEY GAVE THEM FOR THE POTTER'S FIELD, AS THE LORD DIRECTED ME."
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but the thirteenth year they rebelled.
And they were saying many other things against Him, blaspheming.
But Uzziah, with a censer in his hand for burning incense, was enraged; and while he was enraged with the priests, the leprosy broke out on his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, beside the altar of incense.
There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, Yet is not washed from his filthiness.
There is the sea, great and broad, In which are swarms without number, Animals both small and great.
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places will be rebuilt.
"He will take action against the strongest of fortresses with the help of a foreign god; he will give great honor to those who acknowledge him and will cause them to rule over the many, and will parcel out land for a price.
For the LORD loves justice And does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.
Wait for the LORD and keep His way, And He will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty is like the LORD,
"The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it.
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me.
and walked in the customs of the nations whom the LORD had driven out before the sons of Israel, and in the customs of the kings of Israel which they had introduced.
The grass withers, the flower fades, When the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass.
"The east wind carries him away, and he is gone, For it whirls him away from his place.
"For the Amalekites and the Canaanites will be there in front of you, and you will fall by the sword, inasmuch as you have turned back from following the LORD. And the LORD will not be with you."
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "I will disguise myself and go into battle, but you put on your robes." So the king of Israel disguised himself, and they went into battle.
But when the cloud began to rise from the city in a column of smoke, Benjamin looked behind them; and behold, the whole city was going up in smoke to heaven.
"When you go out as an army against your enemies, you shall keep yourself from every evil thing.
"You shall do according to the terms of the verdict which they declare to you from that place which the LORD chooses; and you shall be careful to observe according to all that they teach you.
"The well, which the leaders sank, Which the nobles of the people dug, With the scepter and with their staffs." And from the wilderness they continued to Mattanah,
"Look to Abraham your father And to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain; When he was but one I called him, Then I blessed him and multiplied him."
"Gather yourselves and come; Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge, Who carry about their wooden idol And pray to a god who cannot save.
Then they said to one another, "Truly we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul when he pleaded with us, yet we would not listen; therefore this distress has come upon us."
Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, "Do not let me see the boy die." And she sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice and wept.
Now the sons of Israel moved out and camped in Oboth.
With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the crooked You show Yourself astute.
I will sing of lovingkindness and justice, To You, O LORD, I will sing praises.
Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising the LORD.
because they did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed His covenant, even all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded; they would neither listen nor do it.
"Then I will also confess to you, That your own right hand can save you.
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland and of the Negev of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, and Soco with its villages, Timnah with its villages, and Gimzo with its villages, and they settled there.
But the high places were not taken away; nevertheless the heart of Asa was wholly devoted to the LORD all his days.
"Yet there is both straw and fodder for our donkeys, and also bread and wine for me, your maidservant, and the young man who is with your servants; there is no lack of anything."
So Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem and went out again among the people from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim and brought them back to the LORD, the God of their fathers.
"But the worthless, every one of them will be thrust away like thorns, Because they cannot be taken in hand;
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.
So David and his men went on the way; and Shimei went along on the hillside parallel with him and as he went he cursed and cast stones and threw dust at him.
'Its grain offering shall then be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering by fire to the LORD for a soothing aroma, with its drink offering, a fourth of a hin of wine.
So they made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger arose and lay with him; and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.
So the king said to him, "Why do you still speak of your affairs? I have decided, 'You and Ziba shall divide the land.'"
But Joash said to all who stood against him, "Will you contend for Baal, or will you deliver him? Whoever will plead for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because someone has torn down his altar."
"When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge.
"These you may eat of all that are in water: anything that has fins and scales you may eat,
'Then on the eighth day she shall take for herself two turtledoves or two young pigeons and bring them in to the priest, to the doorway of the tent of meeting.
"They drive away the donkeys of the orphans; They take the widow's ox for a pledge.
The sons of Asher according to their families: of Imnah, the family of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the family of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the family of the Beriites.
A little later the bystanders came up and said to Peter, "Surely you too are one of them; for even the way you talk gives you away."
Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest Is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
He answered, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?"
Then the LORD said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you."
And let all kings bow down before him, All nations serve him.
"Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Because you have not obeyed My words,
"The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.
Therefore they returned and told him. And he said, "This is the word of the LORD, which He spoke by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 'In the property of Jezreel the dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel;
"Your maidservant had two sons, but the two of them struggled together in the field, and there was no one to separate them, so one struck the other and killed him.
"The LORD shall cause you to be defeated before your enemies; you will go out one way against them, but you will flee seven ways before them, and you will be an example of terror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
'Anyone who touches a corpse, the body of a man who has died, and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from Israel Because the water for impurity was not sprinkled on him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is still on him.
"You will surely wear out, both yourself and these people who are with you, for the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.
Their houses are safe from fear, And the rod of God is not on them.
He left Zadok the priest and his relatives the priests before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place which was at Gibeon,
So the people came to Bethel and sat there before God until evening, and lifted up their voices and wept bitterly.
"Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt.
"And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place;
When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they lamented there with a very great and sorrowful lamentation; and he observed seven days mourning for his father.
There remained among the sons of Israel seven tribes who had not divided their inheritance.
"For you shall see the land at a distance, but you shall not go there, into the land which I am giving the sons of Israel."
He said, "If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord, I pray, let the Lord go along in our midst, even though the people are so obstinate, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your own possession."
"My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.
When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
that you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.
"And whoever swears by the temple, swears both by the temple and by Him who dwells within it.
It will be even like the reaper gathering the standing grain, As his arm harvests the ears, Or it will be like one gleaning ears of grain In the valley of Rephaim.
"I will also rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people; And there will no longer be heard in her The voice of weeping and the sound of crying.
"They will not hunger or thirst, Nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down; For He who has compassion on them will lead them And will guide them to springs of water.
"As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "you are surely not going to use this proverb in Israel anymore.
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.
The sound of an outcry from Babylon, And of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans!
"The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim, And sovereignty from Damascus And the remnant of Aram; They will be like the glory of the sons of Israel," Declares the LORD of hosts.
In You our fathers trusted; They trusted and You delivered them.
and that all this assembly may know that the LORD does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the LORD'S and He will give you into our hands."
"No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse him; Who then is he that can stand before Me?
I rejoice at Your word, As one who finds great spoil.
"As often as the trumpet sounds he says, 'Aha!' And he scents the battle from afar, And the thunder of the captains and the war cry.
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders.
"And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction,
"For the gate of the court there shall be a screen of twenty cubits, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver, with their four pillars and their four sockets.
"Why do you complain against Him That He does not give an account of all His doings?
The rest turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, but they caught 5,000 of them on the highways and overtook them at Gidom and killed 2,000 of them.
The sons of Benjamin said, "They are struck down before us, as at the first." But the sons of Israel said, "Let us flee that we may draw them away from the city to the highways."
'These are the appointed times of the LORD which you shall proclaim as holy convocations, to present offerings by fire to the LORD--burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, each day's matter on its own day--
"I will dwell among the sons of Israel and will be their God.
Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, "Remain a widow in your father's house until my son Shelah grows up"; for he thought, "I am afraid that he too may die like his brothers." So Tamar went and lived in her father's house.
"What do you want Me to do for you?" And he said, "Lord, I want to regain my sight!"
"Being at a loss how to investigate such matters, I asked whether he was willing to go to Jerusalem and there stand trial on these matters.
"You who have forsaken Me," declares the LORD, "You keep going backward So I will stretch out My hand against you and destroy you; I am tired of relenting!
These are the years of the life of Ishmael, one hundred and thirty-seven years; and he breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.
"Now these are the names of the tribes: from the northern extremity, beside the way of Hethlon to Lebo-hamath, as far as Hazar-enan at the border of Damascus, toward the north beside Hamath, running from east to west, Dan, one portion.
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where He was, he was to report it, so that they might seize Him.
Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices, They shout joyfully together; For they will see with their own eyes When the LORD restores Zion.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.
Do not weep for the dead or mourn for him, But weep continually for the one who goes away; For he will never return Or see his native land.
Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies; What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
"For to the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth,' And to the downpour and the rain, 'Be strong.'
Do not fret because of evildoers Or be envious of the wicked;
Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.
I cried with all my heart; answer me, O LORD! I will observe Your statutes.
Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.
"Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, And His lightning to the ends of the earth.
"The abundant in years may not be wise, Nor may elders understand justice.
He said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction, therefore your life shall go for his life, and your people for his people.'"
At the scent of water it will flourish And put forth sprigs like a plant.
In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.
"Terrors are turned against me; They pursue my honor as the wind, And my prosperity has passed away like a cloud.
Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah an official of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God.
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.
For they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.
"While your servant was busy here and there, he was gone." And the king of Israel said to him, "So shall your judgment be; you yourself have decided it."
Saul's servants then said to him, "Behold now, an evil spirit from God is terrorizing you.
Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either."
So Saul said, "Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings." And he offered the burnt offering.
"Only the trees which you know are not fruit trees you shall destroy and cut down, that you may construct siegeworks against the city that is making war with you until it falls.
Saul said to his servants who stood around him, "Hear now, O Benjamites! Will the son of Jesse also give to all of you fields and vineyards? Will he make you all commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds?
and were crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What city is like the great city?'
The border proceeded to the side of Ekron northward. Then the border curved to Shikkeron and continued to Mount Baalah and proceeded to Jabneel, and the border ended at the sea.
"But if the priest looks at it, and indeed, there is no white hair in the bright spot and it is no deeper than the skin, but is dim, then the priest shall isolate him for seven days;
"You shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him; and you shall anoint them and ordain them and consecrate them, that they may serve Me as priests.
"In the tent of meeting, outside the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning before the LORD; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout their generations for the sons of Israel.
Moses spoke to the people, saying, "Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian to execute the LORD'S vengeance on Midian.
God came to Balaam at night and said to him, "If the men have come to call you, rise up and go with them; but only the word which I speak to you shall you do."
"Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations
and I will purge from you the rebels and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the land where they sojourn, but they will not enter the land of Israel. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.
"Commit yourself to the LORD; let Him deliver him; Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him."
"Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death; so you shall remove the evil from your midst, and all Israel will hear of it and fear.
He who walks blamelessly will be delivered, But he who is crooked will fall all at once.
Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, But trouble is in the income of the wicked.
For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name's sake You will lead me and guide me.
My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad;
"Then the channels of the sea appeared, The foundations of the world were laid bare By the rebuke of the LORD, At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, "Behold now, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably."
"Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?
"I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandal has not worn out on your foot.
"Then Aaron shall offer the bull of the sin offering which is for himself and make atonement for himself and for his household, and he shall slaughter the bull of the sin offering which is for himself.
"You shall invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for Me the one whom I designate to you."
'Whoever then touches any of the things which were under him shall be unclean until evening, and he who carries them shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening.
So Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria came against him and afflicted him instead of strengthening him.
"It shall come about that as the LORD delighted over you to prosper you, and multiply you, so the LORD will delight over you to make you perish and destroy you; and you will be torn from the land where you are entering to possess it.
"If you mistreat my daughters, or if you take wives besides my daughters, although no man is with us, see, God is witness between you and me."
from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, with the city which is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain of Medeba, as far as Dibon;
"And he proceeded to send another slave; and they beat him also and treated him shamefully and sent him away empty-handed.
and you might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters might play the harlot with their gods and cause your sons also to play the harlot with their gods.
"And he proceeded to send a third; and this one also they wounded and cast out.
'You shall thus observe all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them; I am the LORD.'"
Then Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence.
I cared for you in the wilderness, In the land of drought.
They set the table, they spread out the cloth, they eat, they drink; "Rise up, captains, oil the shields,"
"They will all respond and say to you, 'Even you have been made weak as we, You have become like us.
"Behold now, his strength in his loins And his power in the muscles of his belly.
For thus says the LORD, "You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed without money."
So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the LORD told them; and the LORD accepted Job.
"From want and famine they are gaunt Who gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation,
if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant,
When His lamp shone over my head, And by His light I walked through darkness;
As I was in the prime of my days, When the friendship of God was over my tent;
"Why are we regarded as beasts, As stupid in your eyes?
Josiah also removed all the houses of the high places which were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made provoking the LORD; and he did to them just as he had done in Bethel.
"They make night into day, saying, 'The light is near,' in the presence of darkness.
"Since the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and to defeat your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy; and He must not see anything indecent among you or He will turn away from you.
They went throughout Judah and gathered the Levites from all the cities of Judah, and the heads of the fathers' households of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
These are those who served with their sons: From the sons of the Kohathites were Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,
Then the king said to them, "Whatever seems best to you I will do." So the king stood beside the gate, and all the people went out by hundreds and thousands.
'All who are native shall do these things in this manner, in presenting an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD.
'But I will remember for them the covenant with their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am the LORD.'"
'Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and fought against Israel, and he sent and summoned Balaam the son of Beor to curse you.
When I arrive, whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem;
Thus they gave them Kiriath-arba, Arba being the father of Anak (that is, Hebron), in the hill country of Judah, with its surrounding pasture lands.
"Then you shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.
"Then you shall say to them, 'Any man from the house of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice,
"Arabia and all the princes of Kedar, they were your customers for lambs, rams and goats; for these they were your customers.
God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night and said to him, "Be careful that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad."
The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who say, "Give thanks to the LORD of hosts, For the LORD is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting"; and of those who bring a thank offering into the house of the LORD. For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were at first,' says the LORD.
"Therefore say to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Repent and turn away from your idols and turn your faces away from all your abominations.
For You are my hope; O Lord GOD, You are my confidence from my youth.