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"The LORD will send upon you curses, confusion, and rebuke, in all you undertake to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, on account of the evil of your deeds, because you have forsaken Me.
O God, You have taught me from my youth, And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.
O LORD, I call upon You; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to You!
"And He made darkness canopies around Him, A mass of waters, thick clouds of the sky.
'Anyone, moreover, who touches his bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening;
"His roots are dried below, And his branch is cut off above.
From then on he began looking for a good opportunity to betray Jesus.
behold, I will consume Baasha and his house, and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
So he said to the king, "Let not my lord consider me guilty, nor remember what your servant did wrong on the day when my lord the king came out from Jerusalem, so that the king would take it to heart.
The Philistine came forward morning and evening for forty days and took his stand.
David was prospering in all his ways for the LORD was with him.
'Then for the unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of the burnt purification from sin and flowing water shall be added to them in a vessel.
Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, "Who is this man who even forgives sins?"
"So all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will be afraid of you.
'Now if a man consecrates his house as holy to the LORD, then the priest shall value it as either good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall stand.
"The total of the numbered men of the camp of Ephraim: 108,100, by their armies. And they shall set out third.
So he built an altar there and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants dug a well.
"Judah and the land of Israel, they were your traders; with the wheat of Minnith, cakes, honey, oil and balm they paid for your merchandise.
Causing the omens of boasters to fail, Making fools out of diviners, Causing wise men to draw back And turning their knowledge into foolishness,
and if it spreads farther on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is an infection.
The princes of Zoan are mere fools; The advice of Pharaoh's wisest advisers has become stupid How can you men say to Pharaoh, "I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings"?
And the report about Him was spreading into every locality in the surrounding district.
If I say, "Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,"
'Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle is coming to you, saying, "Buy for yourself my field which is at Anathoth, for you have the right of redemption to buy it."'
"Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Do you come to inquire of Me? As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will not be inquired of by you."'
And the word of the LORD came to me saying,
"Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
When He acts on the left, I cannot behold Him; He turns on the right, I cannot see Him.
"Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who is in Samaria; behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth where he has gone down to take possession of it.
But to the wicked God says, "What right have you to tell of My statutes And to take My covenant in your mouth?
"O LORD God, do not turn away the face of Your anointed; remember Your lovingkindness to Your servant David."
"The LORD shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way and will flee before you seven ways.
"Therefore say, 'Behold, I give him My covenant of peace;
For Shuppim and Hosah it was to the west, by the gate of Shallecheth, on the ascending highway. Guard corresponded to guard.
"They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and have sacrificed to it and said, 'This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!'"
"Again he sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them.
"Only the women and the children and the animals and all that is in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as booty for yourself; and you shall use the spoil of your enemies which the LORD your God has given you.
and to those he said, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' And so they went.
But the servants of David had struck down many of Benjamin and Abner's men, so that three hundred and sixty men died.
and for the woman who is ill because of menstrual impurity, and for the one who has a discharge, whether a male or a female, or a man who lies with an unclean woman.
If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church.
"Therefore, whoever swears by the altar, swears both by the altar and by everything on it.
Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
and they could not find anything that they might do, for all the people were hanging on to every word He said.
"How then will the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?"
Then He will give you rain for the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be rich and plenteous; on that day your livestock will graze in a roomy pasture.
"And you, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? Then cause her to know all her abominations.
They will be terrified, Pains and anguish will take hold of them; They will writhe like a woman in labor, They will look at one another in astonishment, Their faces aflame.
"I will make her princes and her wise men drunk, Her governors, her prefects and her mighty men, That they may sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake up," Declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
Be silent, you inhabitants of the coastland, You merchants of Sidon; Your messengers crossed the sea
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Once again they will speak this word in the land of Judah and in its cities when I restore their fortunes, 'The LORD bless you, O abode of righteousness, O holy hill!'
"Your teeth are like a flock of ewes Which have come up from their washing, All of which bear twins, And not one among them has lost her young.
He made darkness His hiding place, His canopy around Him, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
besides their male and female servants who numbered 7,337; and they had 200 singing men and women.
. Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your power.
And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth and his eyes on his eyes and his hands on his hands, and he stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child became warm.
thus says the LORD, "Behold, I bring evil on this place and on its inhabitants, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah has read.
Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem; and he did evil in the sight of the LORD his God.
For the sons of the wicked Athaliah had broken into the house of God and even used the holy things of the house of the LORD for the Baals.
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns."
"He shall say to them, 'Hear, O Israel, you are approaching the battle against your enemies today. Do not be fainthearted. Do not be afraid, or panic, or tremble before them,
"So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What, then, will the owner of the vineyard do to them?
Then they came to Gilead and to the land of Tahtim-hodshi, and they came to Dan-jaan and around to Sidon,
The border turned about from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, and continued to the slope of Mount Jearim on the north (that is, Chesalon), and went down to Beth-shemesh and continued through Timnah.
'So I will turn toward you and make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will confirm My covenant with you.
Now when Saul saw David going out against the Philistine, he said to Abner the commander of the army, "Abner, whose son is this young man?" And Abner said, "By your life, O king, I do not know."
'Nevertheless a spring or a cistern collecting water shall be clean, though the one who touches their carcass shall be unclean.
'Any of the food which may be eaten, on which water comes, shall become unclean, and any liquid which may be drunk in every vessel shall become unclean.
Joseph then answered Pharaoh, saying, "It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer."
Then God came to Balaam and said, "Who are these men with you?"
you shall say, 'Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,' that you may live in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is loathsome to the Egyptians."
"Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy from their own inspiration, 'Listen to the word of the LORD!
"But as for you, son of man, your fellow citizens who talk about you by the walls and in the doorways of the houses, speak to one another, each to his brother, saying, 'Come now and hear what the message is which comes forth from the LORD.'
'Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce.
You will have songs as in the night when you keep the festival, And gladness of heart as when one marches to the sound of the flute, To go to the mountain of the LORD, to the Rock of Israel.
"Yet I will restore the fortunes of Moab In the latter days," declares the LORD. Thus far the judgment on Moab.
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army, with all the kingdoms of the earth that were under his dominion and all the peoples, were fighting against Jerusalem and against all its cities, saying,
"For there will be a day when watchmen On the hills of Ephraim call out, 'Arise, and let us go up to Zion, To the LORD our God.'"
O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for You Be their strength every morning, Our salvation also in the time of distress.
From Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.
He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored.
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.
"Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, 'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all His people, may the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up!'"
"Whether for correction, or for His world, Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.
When he came to the king, the king said to him, "Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we refrain?" And he answered him, "Go up and succeed, and the LORD will give it into the hand of the king."
Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah Now Ahijah could not see, for his eyes were dim because of his age.
Then she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when your heart is not with me? You have deceived me these three times and have not told me where your great strength is."
"For the waves of death encompassed me; The torrents of destruction overwhelmed me;
"Perhaps the LORD will look on my affliction and return good to me instead of his cursing this day."
As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him and to greet him.
'The one who presents his offering shall present to the LORD a grain offering of one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of oil,
Joshua said to them, "If you are a numerous people, go up to the forest and clear a place for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you."
Then Moses called to Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land which the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall give it to them as an inheritance.
"You shall also make a laver of bronze, with its base of bronze, for washing; and you shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it.
Also some of the Hebrews crossed the Jordan into the land of Gad and Gilead. But as for Saul, he was still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.
Then Manoah arose and followed his wife, and when he came to the man he said to him, "Are you the man who spoke to the woman?" And he said, "I am."
and his army, even their numbered men, 32,200.
"When they came to the nations where they went, they profaned My holy name, because it was said of them, 'These are the people of the LORD; yet they have come out of His land.'
"Now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and I have given him also the wild animals of the field to serve him.
"They shall eat equal portions, except what they receive from the sale of their fathers' estates.
Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
"Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.
So Moses arose with Joshua his servant, and Moses went up to the mountain of God.
but to the sons of his concubines, Abraham gave gifts while he was still living, and sent them away from his son Isaac eastward, to the land of the east.
"I will establish for them a renowned planting place, and they will not again be victims of famine in the land, and they will not endure the insults of the nations anymore.
'But you, O mountains of Israel, you will put forth your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel; for they will soon come.
For thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will bring upon Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, with horses, chariots, cavalry and a great army.
"For we are sojourners before You, and tenants, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope.
What then could I do when God arises? And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?
"I have kept silent for a long time, I have kept still and restrained Myself. Now like a woman in labor I will groan, I will both gasp and pant.
"Within the walls they produce oil; They tread wine presses but thirst.
"Therefore, behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when it will no longer be called Topheth, or the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of the Slaughter; for they will bury in Topheth because there is no other place.
So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house, and he was lying down. And she took dough, kneaded it, made cakes in his sight, and baked the cakes.
Therefore glorify the LORD in the east, The name of the LORD, the God of Israel, In the coastlands of the sea.
"Those who live in my house and my maids consider me a stranger. I am a foreigner in their sight.
Then Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go, do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from it first and bring it out to me, and afterward you may make one for yourself and for your son.
So she went and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days.
Now the priests and the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers and the temple servants lived in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.
Some of the heads of fathers' households, when they arrived at the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem, offered willingly for the house of God to restore it on its foundation.
'The one who takes the life of an animal shall make it good, life for life.
and you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your towns.
Jehoshaphat also made peace with the king of Israel.
So the king said to Ziba, "Behold, all that belongs to Mephibosheth is yours." And Ziba said, "I prostrate myself; let me find favor in your sight, O my lord, the king!"
When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, "Blessed be the LORD, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal and has kept back His servant from evil The LORD has also returned the evildoing of Nabal on his own head " Then David sent a proposal to Abigail, to take her as his wife.
"The cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings and facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the mercy seat.
So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you are.
So Joshua blessed him and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
"You are not allowed to sacrifice the Passover in any of your towns which the LORD your God is giving you;
There is no one who calls on Your name, Who arouses himself to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us And have delivered us into the power of our iniquities.
This is the law for the one with a discharge, and for the man who has a seminal emission so that he is unclean by it,
He looked, and saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it, for from that well they watered the flocks. Now the stone on the mouth of the well was large.
She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night.
"They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God.
So Rachel said, "With mighty wrestlings I have wrestled with my sister, and I have indeed prevailed." And she named him Naphtali.
"When I say to the righteous he will surely live, and he so trusts in his righteousness that he commits iniquity, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered; but in that same iniquity of his which he has committed he will die.
He built an altar there, and called the place El-bethel, because there God had revealed Himself to him when he fled from his brother.
"I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords;
'Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon With beautiful branches and forest shade, And very high, And its top was among the clouds.
'This wicked people, who refuse to listen to My words, who walk in the stubbornness of their hearts and have gone after other gods to serve them and to bow down to them, let them be just like this waistband which is totally worthless.
"He will not cry out or raise His voice, Nor make His voice heard in the street.
"I said to them, 'Cast away, each of you, the detestable things of his eyes, and do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.'
Does he not level its surface And sow dill and scatter cummin And plant wheat in rows, Barley in its place and rye within its area?
"Surely the coastlands will wait for Me; And the ships of Tarshish will come first, To bring your sons from afar, Their silver and their gold with them, For the name of the LORD your God, And for the Holy One of Israel because He has glorified you.
The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.
In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid What can mere man do to me?
For she abandons her eggs to the earth And warms them in the dust,
"Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, 'Here I am.'"
"Man puts an end to darkness, And to the farthest limit he searches out The rock in gloom and deep shadow.
"The LORD thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice.
"Let his own eyes see his decay, And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests blew trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
"But there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have set your heart to seek God."
Then they kept crossing the ford to bring over the king's household, and to do what was good in his sight. And Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king as he was about to cross the Jordan.
"And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, 'It will be a hot day,' and it turns out that way.
Then Moses became very angry and said to the LORD, "Do not regard their offering! I have not taken a single donkey from them, nor have I done harm to any of them."
This event became sin to the house of Jeroboam, even to blot it out and destroy it from off the face of the earth.
The sons of Merari according to their families received twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben and from the tribe of Gad and from the tribe of Zebulun.
"So we have brought as an offering to the LORD what each man found, articles of gold, armlets and bracelets, signet rings, earrings and necklaces, to make atonement for ourselves before the LORD."
And he said to them, "I am a hundred and twenty years old today; I am no longer able to come and go, and the LORD has said to me, 'You shall not cross this Jordan.'
Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her and went in to her.
Abimelech then took sheep and oxen and male and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored his wife Sarah to him.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem looking for Him.
A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.
'You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, The cup of horror and desolation, The cup of your sister Samaria.
The eyes of all look to You, And You give them their food in due time.
Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans! Declare with the sound of joyful shouting, proclaim this, Send it out to the end of the earth; Say, "The LORD has redeemed His servant Jacob."
You divided the sea by Your strength; You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.
"Who are these who fly like a cloud And like the doves to their lattices?
Then Jeremiah chanted a lament for Josiah. And all the male and female singers speak about Josiah in their lamentations to this day. And they made them an ordinance in Israel; behold, they are also written in the Lamentations.
"Even young children despise me; I rise up and they speak against me.
"And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.
"He returns what he has attained And cannot swallow it; As to the riches of his trading, He cannot even enjoy them.
know with certainty that the LORD your God will not continue to drive these nations out from before you; but they will be a snare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the LORD your God has given you.
that they may fear You, to walk in Your ways as long as they live in the land which You have given to our fathers.
Then they captured the king and brought him to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and he passed sentence on him.
"Please let your servant return, that I may die in my own city near the grave of my father and my mother. However, here is your servant Chimham, let him cross over with my lord the king, and do for him what is good in your sight."
So the priest gave him consecrated bread; for there was no bread there but the bread of the Presence which was removed from before the LORD, in order to put hot bread in its place when it was taken away.
Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, "Will you go with me against Ramoth-gilead?" And he said to him, "I am as you are, and my people as your people, and we will be with you in the battle."
When they were at the large stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa came to meet them. Now Joab was dressed in his military attire, and over it was a belt with a sword in its sheath fastened at his waist; and as he went forward, it fell out.
'Then I took your father Abraham from beyond the River, and led him through all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his descendants and gave him Isaac.
It came about at the time she was giving birth, that behold, there were twins in her womb.
"I made you numerous like plants of the field. Then you grew up, became tall and reached the age for fine ornaments; your breasts were formed and your hair had grown. Yet you were naked and bare.
But to the tribe of Levi, Moses did not give an inheritance; the LORD, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as He had promised to them.
Then Agrippa said to Festus, "I also would like to hear the man myself." "Tomorrow," he said, "you shall hear him."
"The LORD said to me, 'See, I have begun to deliver Sihon and his land over to you. Begin to occupy, that you may possess his land.'
Laban said to him, "Surely you are my bone and my flesh." And he stayed with him a month.
Then all the sons of Israel did so; they did just as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron.
"Then he may have a violent son who sheds blood and who does any of these things to a brother
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and they seized him and brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he passed sentence on him.
But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them the things which Jesus had done.
Where now is your king That he may save you in all your cities, And your judges of whom you requested, "Give me a king and princes"?
Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.
For their Redeemer is strong; He will plead their case against you.
"But if they had stood in My council, Then they would have announced My words to My people, And would have turned them back from their evil way And from the evil of their deeds.
He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He hears the oath but tells nothing.
"I thought age should speak, And increased years should teach wisdom.
The chariots of God are myriads, thousands upon thousands; The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.
Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.
As for the saints who are in the earth, They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.
"When you set him free, you shall not send him away empty-handed.
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.
Moreover, Amaziah assembled Judah and appointed them according to their fathers' households under commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds throughout Judah and Benjamin; and he took a census of those from twenty years old and upward and found them to be 300,000 choice men, able to go to war and handle spear and shield.
It was Hezekiah who stopped the upper outlet of the waters of Gihon and directed them to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all that he did.
In Jerusalem also Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites and priests, and some of the heads of the fathers' households of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD and to judge disputes among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
'Then it will be, that if you listen to all that I command you and walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight by observing My statutes and My commandments, as My servant David did, then I will be with you and build you an enduring house as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.
He also sought Ahaziah, and they caught him while he was hiding in Samaria; they brought him to Jehu, put him to death and buried him For they said, "He is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart." So there was no one of the house of Ahaziah to retain the power of the kingdom.
Then King Asa brought all Judah, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with which Baasha had been building, and with them he fortified Geba and Mizpah.
Again the Philistine said, "I defy the ranks of Israel this day; give me a man that we may fight together."
Nevertheless they did not turn away from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, with which he made Israel sin, but walked in them; and the Asherah also remained standing in Samaria.
But it came about at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, "Behold, your servants are in Gath."
"There is no peace," says my God, "for the wicked."
As soon as he was removed from the highway, all the men passed on after Joab to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.
So Abimelech and all the people who were with him arose by night and lay in wait against Shechem in four companies.
There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard.
Abimelech fought against the city all that day, and he captured the city and killed the people who were in it; then he razed the city and sowed it with salt.
And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."
When Moses heard this, he fell on his face;
Heshbon with its pasture lands, Jazer with its pasture lands; four cities in all.
Moses made haste to bow low toward the earth and worship.
Exalt the LORD our God And worship at His footstool; Holy is He.
Therefore He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or infirm; He gave them all into his hand.
Thus says the Lord GOD, "This shall be the boundary by which you shall divide the land for an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel; Joseph shall have two portions.
Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward.
For jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
You who were full of noise, You boisterous town, you exultant city; Your slain were not slain with the sword, Nor did they die in battle.
A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
He will cut down the thickets of the forest with an iron axe, And Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.
Or have eaten my morsel alone, And the orphan has not shared it
He keeps back his soul from the pit, And his life from passing over into Sheol.
"Beware that wrath does not entice you to scoffing; And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.
The sons of Solomon's servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Hassophereth, the sons of Peruda,
"As for me, is my complaint to man? And why should I not be impatient?
They destroyed all the cities around Gerar, for the dread of the LORD had fallen on them; and they despoiled all the cities, for there was much plunder in them.
David said to God, "Is it not I who commanded to count the people? Indeed, I am the one who has sinned and done very wickedly, but these sheep, what have they done? O LORD my God, please let Your hand be against me and my father's household, but not against Your people that they should be plagued."
Saul hurled the spear for he thought, "I will pin David to the wall." But David escaped from his presence twice.
Shaphan the scribe came to the king and brought back word to the king and said, "Your servants have emptied out the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of the LORD."
But Jeroboam had set an ambush to come from the rear, so that Israel was in front of Judah and the ambush was behind them.
Then David and his men, about six hundred, arose and departed from Keilah, and they went wherever they could go. When it was told Saul that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up the pursuit.
so that you will not associate with these nations, these which remain among you, or mention the name of their gods, or make anyone swear by them, or serve them, or bow down to them.
He did what was right in the sight of the LORD; he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.
He did right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father; he did according to all that Joash his father had done.
Then Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him down; so Jonathan knew that his father had decided to put David to death.
Then Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, "Do not let the king sin against his servant David, since he has not sinned against you, and since his deeds have been very beneficial to you.
The three older sons of Jesse had gone after Saul to the battle. And the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and the second to him Abinadab, and the third Shammah.
The sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh returned home and departed from the sons of Israel at Shiloh which is in the land of Canaan, to go to the land of Gilead, to the land of their possession which they had possessed, according to the command of the LORD through Moses.
"If your outcasts are at the ends of the earth, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you back.
"Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come near, for the LORD your God has chosen them to serve Him and to bless in the name of the LORD; and every dispute and every assault shall be settled by them.
Then the border turned westward to Aznoth-tabor and proceeded from there to Hukkok; and it reached to Zebulun on the south and touched Asher on the west, and to Judah at the Jordan toward the east.
The sixth lot fell to the sons of Naphtali; to the sons of Naphtali according to their families.
"The sons of the third generation who are born to them may enter the assembly of the LORD.
and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the border of the sons of Ammon;
"As to their redemption price, from a month old you shall redeem them, by your valuation, five shekels in silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.
'As for any earthenware vessel into which one of them may fall, whatever is in it becomes unclean and you shall break the vessel.
When Judah saw her, he thought she was a harlot, for she had covered her face.
"For seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and consecrate it; then the altar shall be most holy, and whatever touches the altar shall be holy.
"You shall not go outside the doorway of the tent of meeting for seven days, until the day that the period of your ordination is fulfilled; for he will ordain you through seven days.
"You shall offer up in smoke the whole ram on the altar; it is a burnt offering to the LORD: it is a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.
"Then I bathed you with water, washed off your blood from you and anointed you with oil.
Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel's left, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel's right, and brought them close to him.
"Perhaps my father will feel me, then I will be as a deceiver in his sight, and I will bring upon myself a curse and not a blessing."
The sons of Benjamin: Bela and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Rosh, Muppim and Huppim and Ard.
"Thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob And have compassion on his dwelling places; And the city will be rebuilt on its ruin, And the palace will stand on its rightful place.
So he removed on that day the striped and spotted male goats and all the speckled and spotted female goats, every one with white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the care of his sons.
Their father Jacob said to them, "You have bereaved me of my children: Joseph is no more, and Simeon is no more, and you would take Benjamin; all these things are against me."
They reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why did you not believe him?'
For I do not wish to see you now just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits.
"Then they shall bring all your brethren from all the nations as a grain offering to the LORD, on horses, in chariots, in litters, on mules and on camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem," says the LORD, "just as the sons of Israel bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD.
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
But the LORD has been my stronghold, And my God the rock of my refuge.
"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,
"I call to my servant, but he does not answer; I have to implore him with my mouth.
The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any,
"The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable.
May their camp be desolate; May none dwell in their tents.
And David put his hand into his bag and took from it a stone and slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead. And the stone sank into his forehead, so that he fell on his face to the ground.
So after all this the LORD smote him in his bowels with an incurable sickness.
"So take diligent heed to yourselves to love the LORD your God.
the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,
So when they had gone about through the whole land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.
'Your harvest's aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year.
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might which he showed and how he warred, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
"And you shall again obey the LORD, and observe all His commandments which I command you today.
for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf."
that Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders and their heads and their judges and their officers, and said to them, "I am old, advanced in years.
then your elders and your judges shall go out and measure the distance to the cities which are around the slain one.
"You shall redeem with a lamb the first offspring from a donkey; and if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck You shall redeem all the firstborn of your sons None shall appear before Me empty-handed.
a beka a head (that is, half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary), for each one who passed over to those who were numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for 603,550 men.
Then Moses said to Aaron, "What did this people do to you, that you have brought such great sin upon them?"
From there they continued to Beer, that is the well where the LORD said to Moses, "Assemble the people, that I may give them water."
'Everyone who eats it will bear his iniquity, for he has profaned the holy thing of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from his people.
After laying His hands on them, He departed from there.
"They will live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they will live on it, they, and their sons and their sons' sons, forever; and David My servant will be their prince forever.
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Because you have spoken falsehood and seen a lie, therefore behold, I am against you," declares the Lord GOD.
Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built for himself a house and made booths for his livestock; therefore the place is named Succoth.
"I will punish Bel in Babylon, And I will make what he has swallowed come out of his mouth; And the nations will no longer stream to him Even the wall of Babylon has fallen down!
Yet you said, 'I am innocent; Surely His anger is turned away from me.' Behold, I will enter into judgment with you Because you say, 'I have not sinned.'
"I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake and for My servant David's sake."'"
"A noose for him is hidden in the ground, And a trap for him on the path.
and they came against Judah and invaded it, and carried away all the possessions found in the king's house together with his sons and his wives, so that no son was left to him except Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
Then the king commanded all the people saying, "Celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God as it is written in this book of the covenant."
So he disguised his sanity before them, and acted insanely in their hands, and scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down into his beard.
"Remember that you should exalt His work, Of which men have sung.
"And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship;
Then Araunah said, "Why has my lord the king come to his servant?" And David said, "To buy the threshing floor from you, in order to build an altar to the LORD, that the plague may be held back from the people."
When he had set fire to the torches, he released the foxes into the standing grain of the Philistines, thus burning up both the shocks and the standing grain, along with the vineyards and groves.
For he walked in all the way that his father had walked, and served the idols that his father had served and worshiped them.
you shall set aside three cities for yourself in the midst of your land, which the LORD your God gives you to possess.
And the lords of the Philistines were proceeding on by hundreds and by thousands, and David and his men were proceeding on in the rear with Achish.
David was the youngest. Now the three oldest followed Saul,
and Adamah and Ramah and Hazor,
because you broke faith with Me in the midst of the sons of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin, because you did not treat Me as holy in the midst of the sons of Israel.
"However, if she vowed in her husband's house, or bound herself by an obligation with an oath,
Thus Joseph stored up grain in great abundance like the sand of the sea, until he stopped measuring it, for it was beyond measure.
So they took Joseph's tunic, and slaughtered a male goat and dipped the tunic in the blood;
These are the families of Manasseh; and those who were numbered of them were 52,700.
And they conferred together and with the money bought the Potter's Field as a burial place for strangers.
So he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob."
"I will smite them with pestilence and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they."
So Moab was in great fear because of the people, for they were numerous; and Moab was in dread of the sons of Israel.
"When those hired about the eleventh hour came, each one received a denarius.
"But we must run aground on a certain island."
For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, that you be made complete.
But they said, "We will not drink wine, for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, saying, 'You shall not drink wine, you or your sons, forever.
he lends money on interest and takes increase; will he live? He will not live! He has committed all these abominations, he will surely be put to death; his blood will be on his own head.
So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham lived at Beersheba.
After we put in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days.
For their minds devise violence, And their lips talk of trouble.
The LORD performs righteous deeds And judgments for all who are oppressed.
"Please inquire of the LORD on our behalf, for Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon is warring against us; perhaps the LORD will deal with us according to all His wonderful acts, so that the enemy will withdraw from us."
Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.
A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding, But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
'Men will buy fields for money, sign and seal deeds, and call in witnesses in the land of Benjamin, in the environs of Jerusalem, in the cities of Judah, in the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the lowland and in the cities of the Negev; for I will restore their fortunes,' declares the LORD."
There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.
"They harvest their fodder in the field And glean the vineyard of the wicked.
"Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more."
"Memory of him perishes from the earth, And he has no name abroad.
On the next day they made sacrifices to the LORD and offered burnt offerings to the LORD, 1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams and 1,000 lambs, with their drink offerings and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.
David said, "My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the LORD shall be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all lands. Therefore now I will make preparation for it." So David made ample preparations before his death.
"Would He contend with me by the greatness of His power? No, surely He would pay attention to me.
But Jehoshabeath the king's daughter took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons who were being put to death, and placed him and his nurse in the bedroom. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of King Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest (for she was the sister of Ahaziah), hid him from Athaliah so that she would not put him to death.
Moreover, Jehoiada placed the offices of the house of the LORD under the authority of the Levitical priests, whom David had assigned over the house of the LORD, to offer the burnt offerings of the LORD, as it is written in the law of Moses--with rejoicing and singing according to the order of David.
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah defeated 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
He said, "Throw her down." So they threw her down, and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall and on the horses, and he trampled her under foot.
'I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD and walked in the way of his father and in the way of his mother and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin.
"Then the officers shall speak further to the people and say, 'Who is the man that is afraid and fainthearted? Let him depart and return to his house, so that he might not make his brothers' hearts melt like his heart.'
"This is according to all that you asked of the LORD your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, or I will die.'
The bronze altar, which was before the LORD, he brought from the front of the house, from between his altar and the house of the LORD, and he put it on the north side of his altar.
But the people said to Saul, "Must Jonathan die, who has brought about this great deliverance in Israel? Far from it! As the LORD lives, not one hair of his head shall fall to the ground, for he has worked with God this day." So the people rescued Jonathan and he did not die.
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Behold, I heard your father speak to your brother Esau, saying,
"Now therefore, apportion this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh."
Sarah denied it however, saying, "I did not laugh"; for she was afraid. And He said, "No, but you did laugh."
It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
When Jacob finished charging his sons, he drew his feet into the bed and breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.
All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them when he blessed them. He blessed them, every one with the blessing appropriate to him.
So Isaac lived in Gerar.
"Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day, otherwise His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last deception will be worse than the first."
But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress.
For it is not an enemy who reproaches me, Then I could bear it; Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me, Then I could hide myself from him.
"As for me, where could I get rid of my reproach? And as for you, you will be like one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, please speak to the king, for he will not withhold me from you."
The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.
The herdsmen ran away, and went to the city and reported everything, including what had happened to the demoniacs.
We will sing for joy over your victory, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners May the LORD fulfill all your petitions.
'Cursed is he who moves his neighbor's boundary mark.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
"Men will clap their hands at him And will hiss him from his place.
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against him and bound him with bronze chains to take him to Babylon.
The altar also was split apart and the ashes were poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD.
For he left to Jehoahaz of the army not more than fifty horsemen and ten chariots and 10,000 footmen, for the king of Aram had destroyed them and made them like the dust at threshing.
Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD before the new court,
And David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that his kingdom was highly exalted, for the sake of His people Israel.
In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarethan.
'Take from among you a contribution to the LORD; whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as the LORD'S contribution: gold, silver, and bronze,
"When they received it, they grumbled at the landowner,
'Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live as aliens among you that you may gain acquisition, and out of their families who are with you, whom they will have produced in your land; they also may become your possession.
Then Abimelech went to Thebez, and he camped against Thebez and captured it.
All the people were quarreling throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, "The king delivered us from the hand of our enemies and saved us from the hand of the Philistines, but now he has fled out of the land from Absalom.
For I have heard the whispering of many, "Terror on every side! Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!" All my trusted friends, Watching for my fall, say: "Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him And take our revenge on him."
"The houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will be defiled like the place Topheth, because of all the houses on whose rooftops they burned sacrifices to all the heavenly host and poured out drink offerings to other gods."'"
And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kiriath-huzoth.
When Israel saw Joseph's sons, he said, "Who are these?"
Now Israel lived in the land of Egypt, in Goshen, and they acquired property in it and were fruitful and became very numerous.
"Foreigners will build up your walls, And their kings will minister to you; For in My wrath I struck you, And in My favor I have had compassion on you.
this is the word that the LORD has spoken against him: "She has despised you and mocked you, The virgin daughter of Zion; She has shaken her head behind you, The daughter of Jerusalem!
"This one will say, 'I am the LORD'S'; And that one will call on the name of Jacob; And another will write on his hand, 'Belonging to the LORD,' And will name Israel's name with honor.
Surely, thus says the LORD, "Even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away, And the prey of the tyrant will be rescued; For I will contend with the one who contends with you, And I will save your sons.
The works of His hands are truth and justice; All His precepts are sure.
To whom I gave the wilderness for a home And the salt land for his dwelling place?
He will not have regard for the altars, the work of his hands, Nor will he look to that which his fingers have made, Even the Asherim and incense stands.
"But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'You have shed much blood and have waged great wars; you shall not build a house to My name, because you have shed so much blood on the earth before Me.
"I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Or his mighty strength, or his orderly frame.
then you shall bring out that man or that woman who has done this evil deed to your gates, that is, the man or the woman, and you shall stone them to death.
God listened to the voice of Manoah; and the angel of God came again to the woman as she was sitting in the field, but Manoah her husband was not with her.
'Likewise, whomever the one with the discharge touches without having rinsed his hands in water shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening.
Then she said, "Please let the king remember the LORD your God, so that the avenger of blood will not continue to destroy, otherwise they will destroy my son " And he said, "As the LORD lives, not one hair of your son shall fall to the ground."
"The LORD will bring you back to Egypt in ships, by the way about which I spoke to you, 'You will never see it again!' And there you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but there will be no buyer."
When he came in, he ate and drank; and he said, "See now to this cursed woman and bury her, for she is a king's daughter."
Then Moses sent a summons to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, "We will not come up.
So he cut out two stone tablets like the former ones, and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up to Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and he took two stone tablets in his hand.
is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the rest of the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them;
So he took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.
"If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her according to the custom of daughters.
'A widow, or a divorced woman, or one who is profaned by harlotry, these he may not take; but rather he is to marry a virgin of his own people,
from the tribe of Joseph, from the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi;
When they sought to seize Him, they feared the people, because they considered Him to be a prophet.
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying,
"Where is the way that the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth?
"And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD.
"The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks to lie down in, And there will be no one to frighten them.
"They will say of Me, 'Only in the LORD are righteousness and strength ' Men will come to Him, And all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.
There are three things which are stately in their march, Even four which are stately when they walk:
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were years older than he.
and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the model of the chariot, even the cherubim that spread out their wings and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
So the king summoned Jehoiada the chief priest and said to him, "Why have you not required the Levites to bring in from Judah and from Jerusalem the levy fixed by Moses the servant of the LORD on the congregation of Israel for the tent of the testimony?"
"Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand; The counsel of the wicked is far from me.
Lod and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.
So David did not take the ark with him to the city of David, but took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
"So Moses swore on that day, saying, 'Surely the land on which your foot has trodden will be an inheritance to you and to your children forever, because you have followed the LORD my God fully.'
"He also brought me forth into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.
But Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?"
Then all the assembly said that they would do so, for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
Then the king sent someone to summon Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's household, the priests who were in Nob; and all of them came to the king.
then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured stones, and destroy all their molten images and demolish all their high places;
except Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua the son of Nun, for they have followed the LORD fully.'
"Nevertheless, I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.
The name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz. And the name of the captain of his army was Abner the son of Ner, Saul's uncle.
When it came to rest, he said, "Return, O LORD, To the myriad thousands of Israel."
"If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord has need of them,' and immediately he will send them."
So the sons of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments, from Mount Horeb onward.
"She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder, and said, 'Drink, and I will water your camels also'; so I drank, and she watered the camels also.
Thus says the LORD to this people, "Even so they have loved to wander; they have not kept their feet in check Therefore the LORD does not accept them; now He will remember their iniquity and call their sins to account."
when you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to profane it, even My house, when you offered My food, the fat and the blood; for they made My covenant void--this in addition to all your abominations.
"It shall be the prince's part to provide the burnt offerings, the grain offerings and the drink offerings, at the feasts, on the new moons and on the sabbaths, at all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel; he shall provide the sin offering, the grain offering, the burnt offering and the peace offerings, to make atonement for the house of Israel."
"Thus says the LORD, 'If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time,
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness And grieved Him in the desert!
And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.
Why is Your apparel red, And Your garments like the one who treads in the wine press?
and send word to the king of Edom, to the king of Moab, to the king of the sons of Ammon, to the king of Tyre and to the king of Sidon by the messengers who come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah.
Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.
"It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no strange god among you; So you are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And I am God.
Then Absalom would say to him, "See, your claims are good and right, but no man listens to you on the part of the king."
So the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD;
A rebellious man seeks only evil, So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
"Out of his mouth go burning torches; Sparks of fire leap forth.
For the sons of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the contribution of the grain, the new wine and the oil to the chambers; there are the utensils of the sanctuary, the priests who are ministering, the gatekeepers and the singers Thus we will not neglect the house of our God.
"It changes direction, turning around by His guidance, That it may do whatever He commands it On the face of the inhabited earth.
blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair,
Indeed the army of the Arameans came with a small number of men; yet the LORD delivered a very great army into their hands, because they had forsaken the LORD, the God of their fathers. Thus they executed judgment on Joash.
So Judah gathered together to seek help from the LORD; they even came from all the cities of Judah to seek the LORD.
then hear from heaven, from Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You, in order that all the peoples of the earth may know Your name, and fear You as do Your people Israel, and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by Your name.
"So it shall be when you cross the Jordan, you shall set up on Mount Ebal, these stones, as I am commanding you today, and you shall coat them with lime.
"It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the doorway of the tent of meeting before the LORD, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there.
Now Achish said, "Where have you made a raid today?" And David said, "Against the Negev of Judah and against the Negev of the Jerahmeelites and against the Negev of the Kenites."
and that He has brought you near, Korah, and all your brothers, sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking for the priesthood also?
and Zanoah and En-gannim, Tappuah and Enam,
"When Aaron trims the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense. There shall be perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
Now the name of the slain man of Israel who was slain with the Midianite woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a leader of a father's household among the Simeonites.
"Even they will perish, but You endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed.
Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, all the hardship that had befallen them on the journey, and how the LORD had delivered them.
Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with his adviser Ahuzzath and Phicol the commander of his army.
When he had gone out to the gateway, another servant-girl saw him and said to those who were there, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth."
Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim's sons; also the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph's knees.
"It is the living who give thanks to You, as I do today; A father tells his sons about Your faithfulness.
For He said, "Surely, they are My people, Sons who will not deal falsely " So He became their Savior.
Now Isaac had come from going to Beer-lahai-roi; for he was living in the Negev.
So I will be like a lion to them; Like a leopard I will lie in wait by the wayside.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
Moreover, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.
Exalt the LORD our God And worship at His holy hill, For holy is the LORD our God.
The anger of the LORD burned against Uzza, so He struck him down because he put out his hand to the ark; and he died there before God.
"If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot has hastened after deceit,
and worthless men gathered about him, scoundrels, who proved too strong for Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, when he was young and timid and could not hold his own against them.
"If you are righteous, what do you give to Him, Or what does He receive from your hand?
"Take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel from twenty years old and upward, by their fathers' households, whoever is able to go out to war in Israel."
then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family, and I will cut off from among their people both him and all those who play the harlot after him, by playing the harlot after Molech.
"Why does your heart carry you away? And why do your eyes flash,
Then the sons of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, "Why have you given me only one lot and one portion for an inheritance, since I am a numerous people whom the LORD has thus far blessed?"
"So Israel dwells in security, The fountain of Jacob secluded, In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens also drop down dew.
"But if the priest looks at the infection of the scale, and indeed, it appears to be no deeper than the skin and there is no black hair in it, then the priest shall isolate the person with the scaly infection for seven days.
"You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding around it.
There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.
'This, moreover, shall be his uncleanness in his discharge: it is his uncleanness whether his body allows its discharge to flow or whether his body obstructs its discharge.
But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also.
"I will not hide My face from them any longer, for I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel," declares the Lord GOD.
'I will be found by you,' declares the LORD, 'and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,' declares the LORD, 'and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.'
"Yet she multiplied her harlotries, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the harlot in the land of Egypt.
'Moreover, I will take from them the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp.
'For after I turned back, I repented; And after I was instructed, I smote on my thigh; I was ashamed and also humiliated Because I bore the reproach of my youth.'
Look down from heaven and see from Your holy and glorious habitation; Where are Your zeal and Your mighty deeds? The stirrings of Your heart and Your compassion are restrained toward me.
Cursed be the day when I was born; Let the day not be blessed when my mother bore me!
Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram to take to himself a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he charged him, saying, "You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,"
The way of an eagle in the sky, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the middle of the sea, And the way of a man with a maid.
They buried him in his own tomb which he had cut out for himself in the city of David, and they laid him in the resting place which he had filled with spices of various kinds blended by the perfumers' art; and they made a very great fire for him.
Who inflame yourselves among the oaks, Under every luxuriant tree, Who slaughter the children in the ravines, Under the clefts of the crags?
"Though his loftiness reaches the heavens, And his head touches the clouds,
Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things.
Now the bronze pillars which were in the house of the LORD, and the stands and the bronze sea which were in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans broke in pieces and carried the bronze to Babylon.
David inquired again of God, and God said to him, "You shall not go up after them; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.
At that time King Ahaz sent to the kings of Assyria for help.
"Now you are proposing to subjugate for yourselves the people of Judah and Jerusalem for male and female slaves. Surely, do you not have transgressions of your own against the LORD your God?
Then Joab said to the man who had told him, "Now behold, you saw him! Why then did you not strike him there to the ground? And I would have given you ten pieces of silver and a belt."
He also had bronze greaves on his legs and a bronze javelin slung between his shoulders.
They killed each his man; and the Arameans fled and Israel pursued them, and Ben-hadad king of Aram escaped on a horse with horsemen.
'Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the city of Sepharvaim, and of Hena and Ivvah?'"
Only the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.
"I will shoot three arrows to the side, as though I shot at a target.
Then the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock;
'They will be wasted by famine, and consumed by plague And bitter destruction; And the teeth of beasts I will send upon them, With the venom of crawling things of the dust.
"You shall make a screen for the doorway of the tent of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver.
Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan and Ishvi and Malchi-shua; and the names of his two daughters were these: the name of the firstborn Merab and the name of the younger Michal.
When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say, "my wife," thinking, "the men of the place might kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is beautiful."
but you will go to my country and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac."
Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, "Lord, will You slay a nation, even though blameless?
and the LORD uprooted them from their land in anger and in fury and in great wrath, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.'
But it came about as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came out. Then she said, "What a breach you have made for yourself!" So he was named Perez.
Now Joseph stayed in Egypt, he and his father's household, and Joseph lived one hundred and ten years.
Now to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him.
But the governor said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barabbas."
"Thus I will judge you like women who commit adultery or shed blood are judged; and I will bring on you the blood of wrath and jealousy.
Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers! The LORD has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, Because His purpose is against Babylon to destroy it; For it is the vengeance of the LORD, vengeance for His temple.
He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
Festus then answered that Paul was being kept in custody at Caesarea and that he himself was about to leave shortly.
And they said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called by that name."
'Therefore thus says the LORD concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah, "He shall have no one to sit on the throne of David, and his dead body shall be cast out to the heat of the day and the frost of the night.
Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops--many peoples with you.
He who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.
"Will the traders bargain over him? Will they divide him among the merchants?
"He breaks in pieces mighty men without inquiry, And sets others in their place.
"If my step has turned from the way, Or my heart followed my eyes, Or if any spot has stuck to my hands,
"His strength is famished, And calamity is ready at his side.
Then Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" And Saul answered, "I am greatly distressed; for the Philistines are waging war against me, and God has departed from me and no longer answers me, either through prophets or by dreams; therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do."
"You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this today.
but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.
"Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night.
But Jezebel his wife came to him and said to him, "How is it that your spirit is so sullen that you are not eating food?"
The LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention.
Ner became the father of Kish, and Kish became the father of Saul, and Saul became the father of Jonathan, Malchi-shua, Abinadab and Eshbaal.
Then the king of Israel called an officer and said, "Bring quickly Micaiah son of Imlah."
Thus all the work that King Solomon performed in the house of the LORD was finished And Solomon brought in the things dedicated by his father David, the silver and the gold and the utensils, and he put them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.
then the LORD will bring extraordinary plagues on you and your descendants, even severe and lasting plagues, and miserable and chronic sicknesses.
'Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
"The one lamb you shall offer in the morning and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight;
The seventh lot fell to the tribe of the sons of Dan according to their families.
moreover, you have seen their abominations and their idols of wood, stone, silver, and gold, which they had with them);
'None of the men who came up from Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob; for they did not follow Me fully,
These are the territories which Moses apportioned for an inheritance in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan at Jericho to the east.
"When you are approaching the battle, the priest shall come near and speak to the people.
"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you enter the land where you are to live, which I am giving you,
so tell those who plaster it over with whitewash, that it will fall. A flooding rain will come, and you, O hailstones, will fall; and a violent wind will break out.
The sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
Now the proposal seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his servants.
and prepare a savory dish for me such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, so that my soul may bless you before I die."
He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; He makes the clouds His chariot; He walks upon the wings of the wind;
"I said to their children in the wilderness, 'Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers or keep their ordinances or defile yourselves with their idols.
"Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, Following one in the center, Who eat swine's flesh, detestable things and mice, Will come to an end altogether," declares the LORD.
Moreover, the LORD said to me, "Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare to them their abominations.
The princes of Zoan have acted foolishly, The princes of Memphis are deluded; Those who are the cornerstone of her tribes Have led Egypt astray.
The servant said to him, "Suppose the woman is not willing to follow me to this land; should I take your son back to the land from where you came?"
This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, "I have done no wrong."
He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him;
My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.
to the carpenters and the builders and the masons and for buying timber and hewn stone to repair the house.
A glorious throne on high from the beginning Is the place of our sanctuary.
"I, the LORD, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches,
Then he gave them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the mountain before the LORD, so that the seven of them fell together; and they were put to death in the first days of harvest at the beginning of barley harvest.
To You, O LORD, I called, And to the Lord I made supplication:
Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Jechiliah of Jerusalem.
Now the Philistines had come and made a raid in the valley of Rephaim.
So they said to one another, "Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt."
therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am bringing such calamity on Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it, both his ears will tingle.
So he returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which they had inflicted on him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Aram. And Ahaziah, the son of Jehoram king of Judah, went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
Moreover, Hushai said, "You know your father and his men, that they are mighty men and they are fierce, like a bear robbed of her cubs in the field. And your father is an expert in warfare, and will not spend the night with the people.
and they shall answer and say, 'Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it.
"But these are the ones which you shall not eat: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,
Then David said, "O LORD God of Israel, Your servant has heard for certain that Saul is seeking to come to Keilah to destroy the city on my account.
So he made his chariot ready and took his people with him;
He said, "Swear to me " So he swore to him Then Israel bowed in worship at the head of the bed.
"Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, and arise, flee to Haran, to my brother Laban!
The matter distressed Abraham greatly because of his son.
The leader of the fathers' households of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They were to camp on the northward side of the tabernacle.
"I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the LORD."'
"Behold, you rely on the staff of this crushed reed, even on Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who rely on him.
So they answered that they did not know where it came from.
therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines, even cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast.
Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it?
"Moreover, among the prophets of Samaria I saw an offensive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led My people Israel astray.
Therefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD.
"Remember these things, O Jacob, And Israel, for you are My servant; I have formed you, you are My servant, O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me.
Wild oxen will also fall with them And young bulls with strong ones; Thus their land will be soaked with blood, And their dust become greasy with fat.
Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
At that time a gift of homage will be brought to the LORD of hosts From a people tall and smooth, Even from a people feared far and wide, A powerful and oppressive nation, Whose land the rivers divide-- To the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, even Mount Zion.
You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
I have done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors.
But she answered him, "No, my brother, do not violate me, for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this disgraceful thing!
"Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help because of the arm of the mighty.
"For has anyone said to God, 'I have borne chastisement; I will not offend anymore;
"They are exalted a little while, then they are gone; Moreover, they are brought low and like everything gathered up; Even like the heads of grain they are cut off.
In Jerusalem he made engines of war invented by skillful men to be on the towers and on the corners for the purpose of shooting arrows and great stones. Hence his fame spread afar, for he was marvelously helped until he was strong.
"For our kings, our leaders, our priests and our fathers have not kept Your law Or paid attention to Your commandments and Your admonitions with which You have admonished them.
"He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet.
So Asa went out to meet him, and they drew up in battle formation in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father; and he prospered, and all Israel obeyed him.
But they did not listen, and Manasseh seduced them to do evil more than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the sons of Israel.
Then Joab came into the house to the king and said, "Today you have covered with shame the faces of all your servants, who today have saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters, the lives of your wives, and the lives of your concubines,
"But if there is a man who hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and strikes him so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities,
When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.
"Now therefore, do not let my lord the king take the report to heart, namely, 'all the king's sons are dead,' for only Amnon is dead."
and you and the Levite and the alien who is among you shall rejoice in all the good which the LORD your God has given you and your household.
'And who is the man that is engaged to a woman and has not married her? Let him depart and return to his house, otherwise he might die in the battle and another man would marry her.'
Then David said to Abiathar, "I knew on that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I have brought about the death of every person in your father's household.
and if the latter husband turns against her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife,
Then Jonathan climbed up on his hands and feet, with his armor bearer behind him; and they fell before Jonathan, and his armor bearer put some to death after him.
"Now then, deliver up the men, the worthless fellows in Gibeah, that we may put them to death and remove this wickedness from Israel." But the sons of Benjamin would not listen to the voice of their brothers, the sons of Israel.
"If your countryman is not near you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall remain with you until your countryman looks for it; then you shall restore it to him.
and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain; and the border shall go down and reach to the slope on the east side of the Sea of Chinnereth.
'All of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food; yourself, and your male and female slaves, and your hired man and your foreign resident, those who live as aliens with you.
"He shall remain unclean all the days during which he has the infection; he is unclean. He shall live alone; his dwelling shall be outside the camp.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"How shall I curse whom God has not cursed? And how can I denounce whom the LORD has not denounced?
Balak did just as Balaam had said, and offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.
He said, "I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there.
"For anyone of the house of Israel or of the immigrants who stay in Israel who separates himself from Me, sets up his idols in his heart, puts right before his face the stumbling block of his iniquity, and then comes to the prophet to inquire of Me for himself, I the LORD will be brought to answer him in My own person.
Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting was completed; and the sons of Israel did according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses; so they did.
"Whoever shall make any like it, to use as perfume, shall be cut off from his people."
"But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness They did not walk in My statutes and they rejected My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live; and My sabbaths they greatly profaned Then I resolved to pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to annihilate them.
"Take a scroll and write on it all the words which I have spoken to you concerning Israel and concerning Judah, and concerning all the nations, from the day I first spoke to you, from the days of Josiah, even to this day.
If I have gloated because my wealth was great, And because my hand had secured so much;
But the LORD is with me like a dread champion; Therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, With an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten.
Like flying birds so the LORD of hosts will protect Jerusalem He will protect and deliver it; He will pass over and rescue it.
"Violence will not be heard again in your land, Nor devastation or destruction within your borders; But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.
"He has filled them with skill to perform every work of an engraver and of a designer and of an embroiderer, in blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as performers of every work and makers of designs.
Joab said to Amasa, "Is it well with you, my brother?" And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.
A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.
A gift in secret subdues anger, And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.
"To the weary you have given no water to drink, And from the hungry you have withheld bread.
He broke in pieces the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherim and filled their places with human bones.
From the city he took one official who was overseer of the men of war, and five of the king's advisers who were found in the city; and the scribe of the captain of the army who mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land who were found in the city.
Now Amaziah strengthened himself and led his people forth, and went to the Valley of Salt and struck down 10,000 of the sons of Seir.
Some of the Philistines brought gifts and silver as tribute to Jehoshaphat; the Arabians also brought him flocks, 7,700 rams and 7,700 male goats.
Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, so that he stuck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night.
Thus David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and he struck the Philistine and killed him; but there was no sword in David's hand.
'Every saddle on which the person with the discharge rides becomes unclean.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not turn away from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, with which he made Israel sin, but he walked in them.
But a certain woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech's head, crushing his skull.
They sat down in groups of hundreds and of fifties.
Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all.
then he shall shave himself, but he shall not shave the scale; and the priest shall isolate the person with the scale seven more days.
But Lot said to them, "Oh no, my lords!
Jacob saw the attitude of Laban, and behold, it was not friendly toward him as formerly.
"And these are the measurements of the altar by cubits (the cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth): the base shall be a cubit and the width a cubit, and its border on its edge round about one span; and this shall be the height of the base of the altar.
"Son of man, propound a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel,
And Jesus said to them, "Nor will I tell you by what authority I do these things."
You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
"For the nation and the kingdom which will not serve you will perish, And the nations will be utterly ruined.
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah and concerning Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying to you falsely in My name, 'Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will slay them before your eyes.
Is it not yet just a little while Before Lebanon will be turned into a fertile field, And the fertile field will be considered as a forest?
So that your trust may be in the LORD, I have taught you today, even you.
You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, For You are my strength.
"They die in youth, And their life perishes among the cult prostitutes.
"A mother will forget him; The worm feeds sweetly till he is no longer remembered And wickedness will be broken like a tree.
"O LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided to build You a house for Your holy name, it is from Your hand, and all is Yours.
So Hezekiah answered, "It is easy for the shadow to decline ten steps; no, but let the shadow turn backward ten steps."
and they shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give it to the girl's father, because he publicly defamed a virgin of Israel. And she shall remain his wife; he cannot divorce her all his days.
"He has also kindled His anger against me And considered me as His enemy.
"Please hear my argument And listen to the contentions of my lips.
"He said to me, 'Your son Solomon is the one who shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be a son to Me, and I will be a father to him.
and his kinsmen, Shemaiah, Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, Judah and Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God. And Ezra the scribe went before them.
He also walked according to their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to wage war against Hazael king of Aram at Ramoth-gilead. But the Arameans wounded Joram.
Then the king said to him, "How many times must I adjure you to speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?"
and the cups and the snuffers and the bowls and the spoons and the firepans, of pure gold; and the hinges both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, that is, of the nave, of gold.
"Let my soul not enter into their council; Let not my glory be united with their assembly; Because in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they lamed oxen.
Thus they were divided by lot, the one as the other; for they were officers of the sanctuary and officers of God, both from the descendants of Eleazar and the descendants of Ithamar.
'The nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, born to your father, she is your sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Nevertheless, the king's word prevailed against Joab and against the commanders of the army. So Joab and the commanders of the army went out from the presence of the king to register the people of Israel.
let seven men from his sons be given to us, and we will hang them before the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, the chosen of the LORD." And the king said, "I will give them."
"When those hired first came, they thought that they would receive more; but each of them also received a denarius.
and for all the mighty power and for all the great terror which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.
"You shall be over my house, and according to your command all my people shall do homage; only in the throne I will be greater than you."
Then Jonathan said, "Behold, we will cross over to the men and reveal ourselves to them.
"If I am still alive, will you not show me the lovingkindness of the LORD, that I may not die?
Included also were Kattah and Nahalal and Shimron and Idalah and Bethlehem; twelve cities with their villages.
The sons of Judah according to their families were: of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites; of Perez, the family of the Perezites; of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites.
"Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did the same thing.
So He brought me there; and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, with a line of flax and a measuring rod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway.
and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.
A little later, another saw him and said, "You are one of them too!" But Peter said, "Man, I am not!"
"Thus says the LORD, 'If My covenant for day and night stand not, and the fixed patterns of heaven and earth I have not established,
"Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured me and crushed me, He has set me down like an empty vessel; He has swallowed me like a monster, He has filled his stomach with my delicacies; He has washed me away.
Therefore justice is far from us, And righteousness does not overtake us; We hope for light, but behold, darkness, For brightness, but we walk in gloom.
Moreover, the manufacturers of linen made from combed flax And the weavers of white cloth will be utterly dejected.
"Therefore prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "On that day when My people Israel are living securely, will you not know it?
Behold, all you who kindle a fire, Who encircle yourselves with firebrands, Walk in the light of your fire And among the brands you have set ablaze This you will have from My hand: You will lie down in torment.
Moreover, Absalom would say, "Oh that one would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has any suit or cause could come to me and I would give him justice."
For the fields of Heshbon have withered, the vines of Sibmah as well; The lords of the nations have trampled down its choice clusters Which reached as far as Jazer and wandered to the deserts; Its tendrils spread themselves out and passed over the sea.
Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.
When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.
"Surely the mountains bring him food, And all the beasts of the field play there.
"They abhor me and stand aloof from me, And they do not refrain from spitting at my face.
"He shall build for Me a house, and I will establish his throne forever.
and the plan of all that he had in mind, for the courts of the house of the LORD, and for all the surrounding rooms, for the storehouses of the house of God and for the storehouses of the dedicated things;
"It shall besiege you in all your towns until your high and fortified walls in which you trusted come down throughout your land, and it shall besiege you in all your towns throughout your land which the LORD your God has given you.
So Michal let David down through a window, and he went out and fled and escaped.
Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
then you shall do to him just as he had intended to do to his brother. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.
Ben-hadad sent to him and said, "May the gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria will suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me."
'Nevertheless I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, but I will make him ruler all the days of his life, for the sake of My servant David whom I chose, who observed My commandments and My statutes;
"Then He said, 'I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end shall be; For they are a perverse generation, Sons in whom is no faithfulness.
for you to be accepted--it must be a male without defect from the cattle, the sheep, or the goats.
"And behold, I Myself have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are skillful I have put skill, that they may make all that I have commanded you:
and Keilah and Achzib and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.
then he shall have redemption right after he has been sold. One of his brothers may redeem him,
"With it you shall anoint the tent of meeting and the ark of the testimony,
"You shall go to the priest who is in office at that time and say to him, 'I declare this day to the LORD my God that I have entered the land which the LORD swore to our fathers to give us.'
"From a foreigner you may exact it, but your hand shall release whatever of yours is with your brother.
while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn whom the LORD had struck down among them. The LORD had also executed judgments on their gods.
"Then Sihon with all his people came out to meet us in battle at Jahaz.
Jacob answered his mother Rebekah, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth man.
"Why did you flee secretly and deceive me, and did not tell me so that I might have sent you away with joy and with songs, with timbrel and with lyre;
for they have been hostile to you with their tricks, with which they have deceived you in the affair of Peor and in the affair of Cozbi, the daughter of the leader of Midian, their sister who was slain on the day of the plague because of Peor."
"You shall not offer any strange incense on this altar, or burnt offering or meal offering; and you shall not pour out a drink offering on it.
"Your sun will no longer set, Nor will your moon wane; For you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And the days of your mourning will be over.
These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn of Esau, are chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz,
So he took him and led him to the commander and said, "Paul the prisoner called me to him and asked me to lead this young man to you since he has something to tell you."
The servant-girl saw him, and began once more to say to the bystanders, "This is one of them!"
therefore, behold, I will gather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, even all those whom you loved and all those whom you hated So I will gather them against you from every direction and expose your nakedness to them that they may see all your nakedness.
So the LORD said to me, "Do not pray for the welfare of this people.
"But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, before whose sight I had brought them out.
Therefore I will weep bitterly for Jazer, for the vine of Sibmah; I will drench you with my tears, O Heshbon and Elealeh; For the shouting over your summer fruits and your harvest has fallen away.
Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated Thus says the LORD, "Arise, go up to Kedar And devastate the men of the east.
Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who said, "Raze it, raze it To its very foundation."
And my heart became secretly enticed, And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,
But the LORD of hosts revealed Himself to me, "Surely this iniquity shall not be forgiven you Until you die," says the Lord GOD of hosts.
He rained down manna upon them to eat And gave them food from heaven.
You crushed the heads of Leviathan; You gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.
I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me.
"They cause the poor to go about naked without clothing, And they take away the sheaves from the hungry.
"Hide them in the dust together; Bind them in the hidden place.
"All this," said David, "the LORD made me understand in writing by His hand upon me, all the details of this pattern."
But the princes of the sons of Ammon said to Hanun, "Do you think that David is honoring your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Have not his servants come to you to search and to overthrow and to spy out the land?"
For he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years; and he departed with no one's regret, and they buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.
He threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David; and all the people and all the mighty men were at his right hand and at his left.
in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the LORD your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it.
"Will not His majesty terrify you, And the dread of Him fall on you?
The woman said, "Why then have you planned such a thing against the people of God? For in speaking this word the king is as one who is guilty, in that the king does not bring back his banished one.
then go to the king and speak to him in this manner." So Joab put the words in her mouth.
Now it came about after this that there was war again with the Philistines at Gob; then Sibbecai the Hushathite struck down Saph, who was among the descendants of the giant.
"Six days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD your God; you shall do no work on it.
"What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since we have sworn by the LORD not to give them any of our daughters in marriage?"
It went down westward to the territory of the Japhletites, as far as the territory of lower Beth-horon even to Gezer, and it ended at the sea.
and when it was filled, they drew it up on the beach; and they sat down and gathered the good fish into containers, but the bad they threw away.
The sons of Issachar according to their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites; of Puvah, the family of the Punites;
"Then the priest shall take the one male lamb and bring it for a guilt offering, with the log of oil, and present them as a wave offering before the LORD.
But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them, and shut the door.
"For Your salvation I wait, O LORD.
"As for Gad, raiders shall raid him, But he will raid at their heels.
'Your mother was like a vine in your vineyard, Planted by the waters; It was fruitful and full of branches Because of abundant waters.
and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, "You also were with Jesus the Nazarene."
"Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, And it will be a memorial to the LORD, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off."
Now these are the names of the chiefs descended from Esau, according to their families and their localities, by their names: chief Timna, chief Alvah, chief Jetheth,
So he spent the night there. Then he selected from what he had with him a present for his brother Esau:
The Lord GOD, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares, "Yet others I will gather to them, to those already gathered."
"Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, Who destroys the whole earth," declares the LORD, "And I will stretch out My hand against you, And roll you down from the crags, And I will make you a burnt out mountain.
I am a companion of all those who fear You, And of those who keep Your precepts.
Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and behold, he was leprous on his forehead; and they hurried him out of there, and he himself also hastened to get out because the LORD had smitten him.
"Therefore behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when they will no longer say, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt,'
A man who is laden with the guilt of human blood Will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.
He who pampers his slave from childhood Will in the end find him to be a son.
For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.
May his name endure forever; May his name increase as long as the sun shines; And let men bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.
You have delivered me from the contentions of the people; You have placed me as head of the nations; A people whom I have not known serve me.
"The quiver rattles against him, The flashing spear and javelin.
For the king and his princes and all the assembly in Jerusalem had decided to celebrate the Passover in the second month,
"He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons.
But Nabal answered David's servants and said, "Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are each breaking away from his master.
"His sons favor the poor, And his hands give back his wealth.
Then some of the heads of the sons of Ephraim--Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai--arose against those who were coming from the battle,
Hezekiah gave him all the silver which was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasuries of the king's house.
Then David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel and Amminadab,
They buried the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son in the country of Benjamin in Zela, in the grave of Kish his father; thus they did all that the king commanded, and after that God was moved by prayer for the land.
"But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken Him; and the sons of Aaron are ministering to the LORD as priests, and the Levites attend to their work.
"Say to Amasa, 'Are you not my bone and my flesh? May God do so to me, and more also, if you will not be commander of the army before me continually in place of Joab.'"
Then Achish said to his servants, "Behold, you see the man behaving as a madman. Why do you bring him to me?
Then Absalom said, "Now call Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear what he has to say."
So Saul said to Michal, "Why have you deceived me like this and let my enemy go, so that he has escaped?" And Michal said to Saul, "He said to me, 'Let me go! Why should I put you to death?'"
So Saul summoned all the people for war, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.
Samson then said to them, "This time I shall be blameless in regard to the Philistines when I do them harm."
Thus the sons of Israel did not remember the LORD their God, who had delivered them from the hands of all their enemies on every side;
"Indeed their rock is not like our Rock, Even our enemies themselves judge this.
"Indeed, He loves the people; All Your holy ones are in Your hand, And they followed in Your steps; Everyone receives of Your words.
But Jacob said, "My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he alone is left If harm should befall him on the journey you are taking, then you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol in sorrow."
'Take what is yours and go, but I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.
The border of Manasseh ran from Asher to Michmethath which was east of Shechem; then the border went southward to the inhabitants of En-tappuah.
The sons of Gad according to their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites;
So they served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because the Egyptians could not eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is loathsome to the Egyptians.
He lifted his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, "Who are these with you?" So he said, "The children whom God has graciously given your servant."
"At that time my reason returned to me And my majesty and splendor were restored to me for the glory of my kingdom, and my counselors and my nobles began seeking me out; so I was reestablished in my sovereignty, and surpassing greatness was added to me.
Jacob separated the lambs, and made the flocks face toward the striped and all the black in the flock of Laban; and he put his own herds apart, and did not put them with Laban's flock.
"And it came about at the time when the flock were mating that I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which were mating were striped, speckled, and mottled.
"In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.
You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.
Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me, and has indeed heard my voice and has given me a son." Therefore she named him Dan.
Like heat in drought, You subdue the uproar of aliens; Like heat by the shadow of a cloud, the song of the ruthless is silenced.
Then it will be that he who flees the report of disaster will fall into the pit, And he who climbs out of the pit will be caught in the snare; For the windows above are opened, and the foundations of the earth shake.
Also there were carved on them, on the doors of the nave, cherubim and palm trees like those carved on the walls; and there was a threshold of wood on the front of the porch outside.
The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
Praise Him for His mighty deeds; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
For thus says the LORD to me, "As the lion or the young lion growls over his prey, Against which a band of shepherds is called out, And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise, So will the LORD of hosts come down to wage war on Mount Zion and on its hill."
Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes, Which subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.
Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, And the treacherous is in the place of the upright.
"The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.
"But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.
For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah 120,000 in one day, all valiant men, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers.
So Urijah the priest built an altar; according to all that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus, thus Urijah the priest made it, before the coming of King Ahaz from Damascus.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth.
"But if the bright spot is white on the skin of his body, and it does not appear to be deeper than the skin, and the hair on it has not turned white, then the priest shall isolate him who has the infection for seven days.
Jehoiada took two wives for him, and he became the father of sons and daughters.
"Have you not driven out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron and the Levites, and made for yourselves priests like the peoples of other lands? Whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams, even he may become a priest of what are no gods.
"The LORD will return his blood on his own head, because he fell upon two men more righteous and better than he and killed them with the sword, while my father David did not know it: Abner the son of Ner, commander of the army of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, commander of the army of Judah.
chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,
for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned and which they made Israel sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their idols.
Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, saying, "You are a numerous people and have great power; you shall not have one lot only,
"He inquired of the LORD for him, gave him provisions, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine."
oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,
and Gilead, and the territory of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan as far as Salecah;
and do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
"Any animal that divides the hoof and has the hoof split in two and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat.
"You shall also take the fat from the ram and the fat tail, and the fat that covers the entrails and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them and the right thigh (for it is a ram of ordination),
So Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his charge.
These are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites.
Then he took the testimony and put it into the ark, and attached the poles to the ark, and put the mercy seat on top of the ark.
God said to Balaam, "Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed."
"They said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too.'
"But if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your life.
Then Saul disguised himself by putting on other clothes, and went, he and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night; and he said, "Conjure up for me, please, and bring up for me whom I shall name to you."
Jokshan became the father of Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim and Letushim and Leummim.
"So I came today to the spring, and said, 'O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, if now You will make my journey on which I go successful;
and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "On the day when I chose Israel and swore to the descendants of the house of Jacob and made Myself known to them in the land of Egypt, when I swore to them, saying, I am the LORD your God,
You will arise and have compassion on Zion; For it is time to be gracious to her, For the appointed time has come.
"Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?
and of Benjamin, Eliada a valiant warrior, and with him 200,000 armed with bow and shield;
Now the dread of the LORD was on all the kingdoms of the lands which were around Judah, so that they did not make war against Jehoshaphat.
Solomon made all the furniture which was in the house of the LORD: the golden altar and the golden table on which was the bread of the Presence;
This is the word of the LORD which He spoke to Jehu, saying, "Your sons to the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel." And so it was.
Then David said to Ahimelech the Hittite and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, saying, "Who will go down with me to Saul in the camp?" And Abishai said, "I will go down with you."
"All the best of the fresh oil and all the best of the fresh wine and of the grain, the first fruits of those which they give to the LORD, I give them to you.
Now Saul was afraid of David, for the LORD was with him but had departed from Saul.
Then he called quickly to the young man, his armor bearer, and said to him, "Draw your sword and kill me, so that it will not be said of me, 'A woman slew him.'" So the young man pierced him through, and he died.
"The priest shall look at him on the seventh day, and if in his eyes the infection has not changed and the infection has not spread on the skin, then the priest shall isolate him for seven more days.
Then the sons of Israel said, "Who is there among all the tribes of Israel who did not come up in the assembly to the LORD?" For they had taken a great oath concerning him who did not come up to the LORD at Mizpah, saying, "He shall surely be put to death."
if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.
"And now, behold, I am going to my people; come, and I will advise you what this people will do to your people in the days to come."
and so cause them to bear punishment for guilt by eating their holy gifts; for I am the LORD who sanctifies them.'"
'These things will be done to you because you have played the harlot with the nations, because you have defiled yourself with their idols.
No one sues righteously and no one pleads honestly They trust in confusion and speak lies; They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.
They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green,
Then he made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered work, its base and its shaft; its cups, its bulbs and its flowers were of one piece with it.
The LORD knows the thoughts of man, That they are a mere breath.
"The sons of those who afflicted you will come bowing to you, And all those who despised you will bow themselves at the soles of your feet; And they will call you the city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
All the nations have gathered together So that the peoples may be assembled Who among them can declare this And proclaim to us the former things? Let them present their witnesses that they may be justified, Or let them hear and say, "It is true."
For thus the Lord said to me, "In a year, as a hired man would count it, all the splendor of Kedar will terminate;
Under an unloved woman when she gets a husband, And a maidservant when she supplants her mistress.
"She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers; Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;
Likewise we cast lots for the supply of wood among the priests, the Levites and the people so that they might bring it to the house of our God, according to our fathers' households, at fixed times annually, to burn on the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the law;
Moreover those who were near to them, even as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought food on donkeys, camels, mules and on oxen, great quantities of flour cakes, fig cakes and bunches of raisins, wine, oil, oxen and sheep. There was joy indeed in Israel.
"He wrongs the barren woman And does no good for the widow.
Then say, "Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name, And glory in Your praise."
Then Saul became very angry, for this saying displeased him; and he said, "They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?"
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho and all his army was scattered from him.
Now it happened at the turn of the year that the army of the Arameans came up against him; and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, destroyed all the officials of the people from among the people, and sent all their spoil to the king of Damascus.
"So now, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek after all the commandments of the LORD your God so that you may possess the good land and bequeath it to your sons after you forever.
Then one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine and gathered from it his lap full of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, for they did not know what they were.
"Anyone of Baasha who dies in the city the dogs will eat, and anyone of his who dies in the field the birds of the heavens will eat."
"For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
Now the time which Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty-eight years.
Jonathan made David vow again because of his love for him, because he loved him as he loved his own life.
"So innocent blood will not be shed in the midst of your land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance, and bloodguiltiness be on you.
"And now you are saying, 'Go, say to your master, "Behold, Elijah is here"'; he will then kill me."
"He shall put the incense on the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the ark of the testimony, otherwise he will die.
"And even the one who is valiant, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will completely lose heart; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man and those who are with him are valiant men.
"Moses charged us with a law, A possession for the assembly of Jacob.
"Then the priest shall take the basket from your hand and set it down before the altar of the LORD your God.
'Then I brought you into the land of the Amorites who lived beyond the Jordan, and they fought with you; and I gave them into your hand, and you took possession of their land when I destroyed them before you.
The border circled around it on the north to Hannathon, and it ended at the valley of Iphtahel.
Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; as far as the brook of Egypt and the Great Sea, even its coastline.
'Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything contrary to the command of the LORD, either good or bad, of my own accord What the LORD speaks, that I will speak'?
"Then you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and on his garments and on his sons and on his sons' garments with him; so he and his garments shall be consecrated, as well as his sons and his sons' garments with him.
They journeyed from Zalmonah and camped at Punon.
'You shall consecrate him, therefore, for he offers the food of your God; he shall be holy to you; for I the LORD, who sanctifies you, am holy.
Jair the son of Manasseh went and took its towns, and called them Havvoth-jair.
for his sons carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre, which Abraham had bought along with the field for a burial site from Ephron the Hittite.
Balaam said to God, "Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent word to me,
Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress or an oak and raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow.
'I will restore the fortunes of Judah and the fortunes of Israel and will rebuild them as they were at first.
Isaac breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, an old man of ripe age; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
"In My zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.
"Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made his army labor hard against Tyre; every head was made bald and every shoulder was rubbed bare. But he and his army had no wages from Tyre for the labor that he had performed against it."
"Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother;
"Then I will make to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride; for the land will become a ruin.
"With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation."
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and will manifest My holiness in them in the sight of the nations, then they will live in their land which I gave to My servant Jacob.
The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind, Or like whirling dust before a gale.
This is the message which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written down these words in a book at Jeremiah's dictation, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying:
When the scoffer is punished, the naive becomes wise; But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; Preserve my life from dread of the enemy.
But during all this time I was not in Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I had gone to the king. After some time, however, I asked leave from the king,
Remember His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
"Also the one who had received the two talents came up and said, 'Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more talents.'
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me but always evil. He is Micaiah, son of Imla." But Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."
Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of the LORD."
The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, namely, the Jehielites, were the heads of the fathers' households, belonging to Ladan the Gershonite.
Jonathan said to David, "Go in safety, inasmuch as we have sworn to each other in the name of the LORD, saying, 'The LORD will be between me and you, and between my descendants and your descendants forever.'" Then he rose and departed, while Jonathan went into the city.
Shemaiah, the son of Nethanel the scribe, from the Levites, recorded them in the presence of the king, the princes, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers' households of the priests and of the Levites; one father's household taken for Eleazar and one taken for Ithamar.
And with the choice things of the earth and its fullness, And the favor of Him who dwelt in the bush. Let it come to the head of Joseph, And to the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers.
"Behold, I will put a spirit in him so that he will hear a rumor and return to his own land And I will make him fall by the sword in his own land."'"
They turned aside there in order to enter and lodge in Gibeah. When they entered, they sat down in the open square of the city, for no one took them into his house to spend the night.
"For they are a nation lacking in counsel, And there is no understanding in them.
and the priest shall go out to the outside of the camp. Thus the priest shall look, and if the infection of leprosy has been healed in the leper,
"I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken and done it," declares the LORD.'"
And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria; and Joash his son became king in his place.
It continued to Azmon and proceeded to the brook of Egypt, and the border ended at the sea. This shall be your south border.
'Cursed is he who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or of his mother.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
"The alien who is among you shall rise above you higher and higher, but you will go down lower and lower.
"You shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as stones of memorial for the sons of Israel, and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD on his two shoulders for a memorial.
"For you had little before I came and it has increased to a multitude, and the LORD has blessed you wherever I turned. But now, when shall I provide for my own household also?"
"On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.
"They will die of deadly diseases, they will not be lamented or buried; they will be as dung on the surface of the ground and come to an end by sword and famine, and their carcasses will become food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth."
He will dwell on the heights, His refuge will be the impregnable rock; His bread will be given him, His water will be sure.
"The remainder of the flesh and of the bread you shall burn in the fire.
But the multitude of your enemies will become like fine dust, And the multitude of the ruthless ones like the chaff which blows away; And it will happen instantly, suddenly.
And the people will be like the priest, the servant like his master, the maid like her mistress, the buyer like the seller, the lender like the borrower, the creditor like the debtor.
"When he sees riders, horsemen in pairs, A train of donkeys, a train of camels, Let him pay close attention, very close attention."
He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.
Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD!
Alas, the uproar of many peoples Who roar like the roaring of the seas, And the rumbling of nations Who rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters!
So the couriers passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh, and as far as Zebulun, but they laughed them to scorn and mocked them.
Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, You know.
"Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth there is terror.
"You shall give him his wages on his day before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his heart on it; so that he will not cry against you to the LORD and it become sin in you.
The LORD knows the days of the blameless, And their inheritance will be forever.
David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!"
Then they brought out the king's son and put the crown on him, and gave him the testimony and made him king And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him and said, "Long live the king!"
Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,
The king said to her, "Do not be afraid; but what do you see?" And the woman said to Saul, "I see a divine being coming up out of the earth."
and burned his burnt offering and his meal offering, and poured his drink offering and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings on the altar.
Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar succeeded Ahithophel; and Joab was the commander of the king's army.
But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the oath of the LORD which was between them, between David and Saul's son Jonathan.
And he lifted up his eyes and saw the traveler in the open square of the city; and the old man said, "Where are you going, and where do you come from?"
When the man arose to go along with his concubine and servant, his father-in-law, the girl's father, said to him, "Behold now, the day has drawn to a close; please spend the night. Lo, the day is coming to an end; spend the night here that your heart may be merry. Then tomorrow you may arise early for your journey so that you may go home."
'The priest shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward come into the camp, but the priest shall be unclean until evening.
When both of them revealed themselves to the garrison of the Philistines, the Philistines said, "Behold, Hebrews are coming out of the holes where they have hidden themselves."
Then the LORD said to him, "This is the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants'; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there."
"The LORD your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers.
'When I break your staff of bread, ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will bring back your bread in rationed amounts, so that you will eat and not be satisfied.
But Moses said, "Why then are you transgressing the commandment of the LORD, when it will not succeed?
So Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
They journeyed from Succoth and camped in Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness.
Moses recorded their starting places according to their journeys by the command of the LORD, and these are their journeys according to their starting places.
"If the leprosy breaks out farther on the skin, and the leprosy covers all the skin of him who has the infection from his head even to his feet, as far as the priest can see,
Jacob told Rachel that he was a relative of her father and that he was Rebekah's son, and she ran and told her father.
and perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you may send me on my way wherever I may go.
"Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets, 'Behold, I am going to feed them wormwood And make them drink poisonous water, For from the prophets of Jerusalem Pollution has gone forth into all the land.'"
But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.
Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain.
'Because of them a curse will be used by all the exiles from Judah who are in Babylon, saying, "May the LORD make you like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire,
"If a river rages, he is not alarmed; He is confident, though the Jordan rushes to his mouth.
"Can the prey be taken from the mighty man, Or the captives of a tyrant be rescued?"
'My glory is ever new with me, And my bow is renewed in my hand.'
"Every morning and evening they burn to the LORD burnt offerings and fragrant incense, and the showbread is set on the clean table, and the golden lampstand with its lamps is ready to light every evening; for we keep the charge of the LORD our God, but you have forsaken Him.
The king covered his face and cried out with a loud voice, "O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!"
"Moreover, the LORD will raise up for Himself a king over Israel who will cut off the house of Jeroboam this day and from now on.
David answered the priest and said to him, "Surely women have been kept from us as previously when I set out and the vessels of the young men were holy, though it was an ordinary journey; how much more then today will their vessels be holy?"
Now the king sent and called for Shimei and said to him, "Build for yourself a house in Jerusalem and live there, and do not go out from there to any place.
"However, Absalom, whom we anointed over us, has died in battle. Now then, why are you silent about bringing the king back?"
David girded his sword over his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. So David said to Saul, "I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them." And David took them off.
So the angel of the LORD said to Manoah, "Let the woman pay attention to all that I said.
So the woman ran quickly and told her husband, "Behold, the man who came the other day has appeared to me."
Beyond the Jordan east of Jericho, they designated Bezer in the wilderness on the plain from the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead from the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan from the tribe of Manasseh.
"Why have you made us come up from Egypt, to bring us in to this wretched place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, nor is there water to drink."
The Levite agreed to live with the man, and the young man became to him like one of his sons.
"It shall be that the city which is nearest to the slain man, that is, the elders of that city, shall take a heifer of the herd, which has not been worked and which has not pulled in a yoke;
for in the wilderness of Zin, during the strife of the congregation, you rebelled against My command to treat Me as holy before their eyes at the water." (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)