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This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali according to their families, the cities with their villages.
and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering.
"The traders of Sheba and Raamah, they traded with you; they paid for your wares with the best of all kinds of spices, and with all kinds of precious stones and gold.
Then Balak's anger burned against Balaam, and he struck his hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, "I called you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have persisted in blessing them these three times!
"Naphtali is a doe let loose, He gives beautiful words.
While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess.
These are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah--he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness when he was pasturing the donkeys of his father Zibeon.
and I will turn you around, drive you on, take you up from the remotest parts of the north and bring you against the mountains of Israel.
"But when I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and he turns from his sin and practices justice and righteousness,
"I, the LORD, have spoken; it is coming and I will act I will not relent, and I will not pity and I will not be sorry; according to your ways and according to your deeds I will judge you," declares the Lord GOD.'"
Hide Your face from my sins And blot out all my iniquities.
For Your arrows have sunk deep into me, And Your hand has pressed down on me.
Then you will take delight in the LORD, And I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; And I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, For the mouth of the LORD has spoken."
That which came as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations.
Now all the commanders of the forces that were in the field, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam over the land and that he had put him in charge of the men, women and children, those of the poorest of the land who had not been exiled to Babylon.
Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.
The letter was sent by the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, saying,
My eyes are continually toward the LORD, For He will pluck my feet out of the net.
I believed when I said, "I am greatly afflicted."
The men did the work faithfully with foremen over them to supervise: Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites of the sons of Merari, Zechariah and Meshullam of the sons of the Kohathites, and the Levites, all who were skillful with musical instruments.
You have tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have tested me and You find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
For a multitude of the people, even many from Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover otherwise than prescribed. For Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, "May the good LORD pardon
"My eye has also grown dim because of grief, And all my members are as a shadow.
"For that would be a lustful crime; Moreover, it would be an iniquity punishable by judges.
"For our fathers have been unfaithful and have done evil in the sight of the LORD our God, and have forsaken Him and turned their faces away from the dwelling place of the LORD, and have turned their backs.
He did right in the sight of the LORD according to all that his father Amaziah had done.
He gathered all Judah and Benjamin and those from Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon who resided with them, for many defected to him from Israel when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
and Obed-edom with his 68 relatives; Obed-edom, also the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah as gatekeepers.
He built the inner court with three rows of cut stone and a row of cedar beams.
"Then the earth shook and quaked, The foundations of heaven were trembling And were shaken, because He was angry.
"May God do so to the enemies of David, and more also, if by morning I leave as much as one male of any who belong to him."
But David said to Saul, "Who am I, and what is my life or my father's family in Israel, that I should be the king's son-in-law?"
The son of Jonathan was Merib-baal, and Merib-baal became the father of Micah.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done; he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel sin.
The man said to Joab, "Even if I should receive a thousand pieces of silver in my hand, I would not put out my hand against the king's son; for in our hearing the king charged you and Abishai and Ittai, saying, 'Protect for me the young man Absalom!'
When Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, "He is sick."
The border went down to the edge of the hill which is in the valley of Ben-hinnom, which is in the valley of Rephaim northward; and it went down to the valley of Hinnom, to the slope of the Jebusite southward, and went down to En-rogel.
"Moreover, you shall build there an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones; you shall not wield an iron tool on them.
But the sons of Israel did not dispossess the Geshurites or the Maacathites; for Geshur and Maacath live among Israel until this day.
'Then the clean person shall sprinkle on the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day; and on the seventh day he shall purify him from uncleanness, and he shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and shall be clean by evening.
"This also is yours, the offering of their gift, even all the wave offerings of the sons of Israel; I have given them to you and to your sons and daughters with you as a perpetual allotment. Everyone of your household who is clean may eat it.
"Then all Israel will hear and be afraid, and will never again do such a wicked thing among you.
"You shall make five pillars of acacia for the screen and overlay them with gold, their hooks also being of gold; and you shall cast five sockets of bronze for them.
They journeyed from Rissah and camped in Kehelathah.
"According to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller groups."
'If a part of their carcass falls on any seed for sowing which is to be sown, it is clean.
Afterward his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand; and he was named Zerah.
For your hands are defiled with blood And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue mutters wickedness.
Then they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food supply, and departed.
"And if this should come to the governor's ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble."
'I will give the men who have transgressed My covenant, who have not fulfilled the words of the covenant which they made before Me, when they cut the calf in two and passed between its parts--
"But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be free from this my oath; only do not take my son back there."
Then we went on board the ship, and they returned home again.
Its streams will be turned into pitch, And its loose earth into brimstone, And its land will become burning pitch.
Moreover, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
"Therefore I swore in My anger, Truly they shall not enter into My rest."
"Why do you go around so much Changing your way? Also, you will be put to shame by Egypt As you were put to shame by Assyria.
For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain, And Moab will be trodden down in his place As straw is trodden down in the water of a manure pile.
Saying to those who are bound, 'Go forth,' To those who are in darkness, 'Show yourselves ' Along the roads they will feed, And their pasture will be on all bare heights.
From the ends of the earth we hear songs, "Glory to the Righteous One," But I say, "Woe to me! Woe to me! Alas for me! The treacherous deal treacherously, And the treacherous deal very treacherously."
Therefore my heart intones like a harp for Moab And my inward feelings for Kir-hareseth.
But when he is found, he must repay sevenfold; He must give all the substance of his house.
Like an archer who wounds everyone, So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.
"He will cry to Me, 'You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.'
I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.
"Then his soul draws near to the pit, And his life to those who bring death.
that the manslayer who kills any person unintentionally, without premeditation, may flee there, and they shall become your refuge from the avenger of blood.
"Do you think this is according to justice? Do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's'?
But David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy him, for who can stretch out his hand against the LORD'S anointed and be without guilt?"
"Is it because of your reverence that He reproves you, That He enters into judgment against you?
"So now you intend to resist the kingdom of the LORD through the sons of David, being a great multitude and having with you the golden calves which Jeroboam made for gods for you.
the seventh for Hakkoz, the eighth for Abijah,
"Go and speak to David, 'Thus the LORD says, "I am offering you three things; choose for yourself one of them, which I will do to you."'"
"You shall plant and cultivate vineyards, but you will neither drink of the wine nor gather the grapes, for the worm will devour them.
"And I will not make the feet of Israel wander anymore from the land which I gave their fathers, if only they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that My servant Moses commanded them."
"Now therefore, send quickly and tell David, saying, 'Do not spend the night at the fords of the wilderness, but by all means cross over, or else the king and all the people who are with him will be destroyed.'"
"If your father misses me at all, then say, 'David earnestly asked leave of me to run to Bethlehem his city, because it is the yearly sacrifice there for the whole family.'
Now Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Palti the son of Laish, who was from Gallim.
The fortified cities were Ziddim, Zer and Hammath, Rakkath and Chinnereth,
"And He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, The tribes of Israel together.
Of Zebulun he said, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going forth, And, Issachar, in your tents.
Moses said to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.
and you shall anoint them even as you have anointed their father, that they may minister as priests to Me; and their anointing will qualify them for a perpetual priesthood throughout their generations."
The sons of Eliab: Nemuel and Dathan and Abiram. These are the Dathan and Abiram who were called by the congregation, who contended against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they contended against the LORD,
So the man became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks and female and male servants and camels and donkeys.
Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites and the family of the Mushites; these were the families of Merari.
and his army, even their numbered men, 62,700.
"For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor."
if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,
Now Joseph was the ruler over the land; he was the one who sold to all the people of the land And Joseph's brothers came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.
that he may give me the cave of Machpelah which he owns, which is at the end of his field; for the full price let him give it to me in your presence for a burial site."
The sons of Gad: Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni and Ezbon, Eri and Arodi and Areli.
Who proceed down to Egypt Without consulting Me, To take refuge in the safety of Pharaoh And to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!
For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
"Then he will stretch out his hand against other countries, and the land of Egypt will not escape.
"For if you return to the LORD, your brothers and your sons will find compassion before those who led them captive and will return to this land For the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate, and will not turn His face away from you if you return to Him."
"Now behold, here comes a troop of riders, horsemen in pairs." And one said, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon; And all the images of her gods are shattered on the ground."
I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word.
That which came as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Philistines, before Pharaoh conquered Gaza.
The earth reels to and fro like a drunkard And it totters like a shack, For its transgression is heavy upon it, And it will fall, never to rise again.
He who leads the upright astray in an evil way Will himself fall into his own pit, But the blameless will inherit good.
he went down to the king's house, into the scribe's chamber. And behold, all the officials were sitting there--Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the other officials.
Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.
I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
"Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.
within three more days Pharaoh will lift up your head from you and will hang you on a tree, and the birds will eat your flesh off you."
O God, hasten to deliver me; O LORD, hasten to my help!
Then Joash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, at Beth-shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem and tore down the wall of Jerusalem from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate, 400 cubits.
"To me they listened and waited, And kept silent for my counsel.
"Because you did not carry it at the first, the LORD our God made an outburst on us, for we did not seek Him according to the ordinance."
and she leaves his house and goes and becomes another man's wife,
Then he said to all Israel, "You shall be on one side and I and Jonathan my son will be on the other side." And the people said to Saul, "Do what seems good to you."
Then they came near to him and said, "We will build here sheepfolds for our livestock and cities for our little ones;
Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every skillful person in whom the LORD had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it.
'Now when you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted.
"Now then, please take your gear, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me;
and does not eat at the mountain shrines or lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, or defile his neighbor's wife or approach a woman during her menstrual period--
The sons of Asher: Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah and their sister Serah And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.
"They will not build and another inhabit, They will not plant and another eat; For as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, And My chosen ones will wear out the work of their hands.
"Also they shall not shave their heads, yet they shall not let their locks grow long; they shall only trim the hair of their heads.
Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted his voice and wept.
for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him.
They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah.
So then both he who gives his own virgin daughter in marriage does well, and he who does not give her in marriage will do better.
The rich man is wise in his own eyes, But the poor who has understanding sees through him.
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.
For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
They opposed Uzziah the king and said to him, "It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron who are consecrated to burn incense. Get out of the sanctuary, for you have been unfaithful and will have no honor from the LORD God."
You turn man back into dust And say, "Return, O children of men."
Strangers will stand and pasture your flocks, And foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers.
O LORD, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit.
A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and recovery:
"What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness?
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.
Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding.
Who is the King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle.
"O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, our fathers, preserve this forever in the intentions of the heart of Your people, and direct their heart to You;
"Look at the heavens and see; And behold the clouds--they are higher than you.
So the LORD routed the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah, and the Ethiopians fled.
'For the sons of Israel are My servants; they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
But the king said, "You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father's household!"
Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth; all the sons and relatives of Hosah were 13.
and the corpse of Jezebel will be as dung on the face of the field in the property of Jezreel, so they cannot say, "This is Jezebel."'"
'Everything, moreover, on which part of their carcass may fall becomes unclean; an oven or a stove shall be smashed; they are unclean and shall continue as unclean to you.
Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Beth-biri and Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David.
and on the third day they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands.
"If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep for him, and it dies or is hurt or is driven away while no one is looking,
Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.
to the south, all the land of the Canaanite, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians, as far as Aphek, to the border of the Amorite;
Then Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have actually blessed them!"
"You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread, nor is the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover to be left over until morning.
"Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, that he will come and attack me and the mothers with the children.
And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent word into all that surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick;
and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold I am about to bring a calamity upon this place, at which the ears of everyone that hears of it will tingle.
"From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, even to this day, these twenty-three years the word of the LORD has come to me, and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened.
'For as the waistband clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole household of Israel and the whole household of Judah cling to Me,' declares the LORD, 'that they might be for Me a people, for renown, for praise and for glory; but they did not listen.'
So they came to Gedaliah at Mizpah, along with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of the Maacathite, both they and their men.
but, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up and led back the descendants of the household of Israel from the north land and from all the countries where I had driven them.' Then they will live on their own soil."
"Because the ground is cracked, For there has been no rain on the land; The farmers have been put to shame, They have covered their heads.
"Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant forever?
Let them bring forth and declare to us what is going to take place; As for the former events, declare what they were, That we may consider them and know their outcome. Or announce to us what is coming;
"The lotus plants cover him with shade; The willows of the brook surround him.
In that day man will have regard for his Maker And his eyes will look to the Holy One of Israel.
Take away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith;
The singers, the sons of Asaph, were also at their stations according to the command of David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; and the gatekeepers at each gate did not have to depart from their service, because the Levites their brethren prepared for them.
behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I will know that You will deliver Israel through me, as You have spoken."
"Will God hear his cry When distress comes upon him?
"For the morning is the same to him as thick darkness, For he is familiar with the terrors of thick darkness.
The Philistines made yet another raid in the valley.
and the lampstands, five on the right side and five on the left, in front of the inner sanctuary, of pure gold; and the flowers and the lamps and the tongs, of gold;
Then Amaziah king of Judah took counsel and sent to Joash the son of Jehoahaz the son of Jehu, the king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us face each other."
now may it be that the girl to whom I say, 'Please let down your jar so that I may drink,' and who answers, 'Drink, and I will water your camels also'--may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown lovingkindness to my master."
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
"Therefore deal kindly with your servant, for you have brought your servant into a covenant of the LORD with you But if there is iniquity in me, put me to death yourself; for why then should you bring me to your father?"
Therefore, Saul said to the LORD, the God of Israel, "Give a perfect lot." And Jonathan and Saul were taken, but the people escaped.
In Gibeon Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived, and his wife's name was Maacah,
"Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down just as Your servant has heard? O LORD God of Israel, I pray, tell Your servant." And the LORD said, "He will come down."
And Jotham slept with his fathers, and he was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father; and Ahaz his son became king in his place.
'If the people of the land, however, should ever disregard that man when he gives any of his offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death,
"I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in.
"The nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile for their iniquity because they acted treacherously against Me, and I hid My face from them; so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and all of them fell by the sword.
The name of the Midianite woman who was slain was Cozbi the daughter of Zur, who was head of the people of a father's household in Midian.
"I bought the field which was at Anathoth from Hanamel my uncle's son, and I weighed out the silver for him, seventeen shekels of silver.
and may God Almighty grant you compassion in the sight of the man, so that he will release to you your other brother and Benjamin And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved."
Her parents were amazed; but He instructed them to tell no one what had happened.
Then Leah said, "God has endowed me with a good gift; now my husband will dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons." So she named him Zebulun.
"But they will say, 'It's hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.'
So I will choose their punishments And will bring on them what they dread Because I called, but no one answered; I spoke, but they did not listen And they did evil in My sight And chose that in which I did not delight."
Then Baruch read from the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of the LORD in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the upper court, at the entry of the New Gate of the LORD'S house, to all the people.
And the word of the LORD came to me saying,
when the army of the king of Babylon was fighting against Jerusalem and against all the remaining cities of Judah, that is, Lachish and Azekah, for they alone remained as fortified cities among the cities of Judah.
"For I will not contend forever, Nor will I always be angry; For the spirit would grow faint before Me, And the breath of those whom I have made.
"Hear the sound of the cry of the shepherds, And the wailing of the masters of the flock! For the LORD is destroying their pasture,
A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
O LORD, they sought You in distress; They could only whisper a prayer, Your chastening was upon them.
Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not destroy his resting place;
"In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before him.
"They are joined one to another; They clasp each other and cannot be separated.
But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, "Behold, David sent messengers from the wilderness to greet our master, and he scorned them.
"The righteous see and are glad, And the innocent mock them,
All the prophets were prophesying thus, saying, "Go up to Ramoth-gilead and prosper, for the LORD will give it into the hand of the king."
Of the sons of Uzziel, Micah; of the sons of Micah, Shamir.
then his brother's wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall declare, 'Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother's house.'
The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
Then David took more wives at Jerusalem, and David became the father of more sons and daughters.
So Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me where your great strength is and how you may be bound to afflict you."
But Abishai the son of Zeruiah helped him, and struck the Philistine and killed him Then the men of David swore to him, saying, "You shall not go out again with us to battle, so that you do not extinguish the lamp of Israel."
They came and besieged him in Abel Beth-maacah, and they cast up a siege ramp against the city, and it stood by the rampart; and all the people who were with Joab were wreaking destruction in order to topple the wall.
Then the border went up to Beth-hoglah, and continued on the north of Beth-arabah, and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben.
but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife,
"You shall not cut off your lovingkindness from my house forever, not even when the LORD cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth."
who will go out and come in before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of the LORD will not be like sheep which have no shepherd."
if he does not lend money on interest or take increase, if he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between man and man,
"Command the sons of Israel that they give to the Levites from the inheritance of their possession cities to live in; and you shall give to the Levites pasture lands around the cities.
'However, a firstborn among animals, which as a firstborn belongs to the LORD, no man may consecrate it; whether ox or sheep, it is the LORD'S.
And he spoke with them, saying, "If it is your wish for me to bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and approach Ephron the son of Zohar for me,
"Then your fame went forth among the nations on account of your beauty, for it was perfect because of My splendor which I bestowed on you," declares the Lord GOD.
These are the sons of Shobal: Alvan and Manahath and Ebal, Shepho and Onam.
and say to the forest of the Negev, 'Hear the word of the LORD: thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am about to kindle a fire in you, and it will consume every green tree in you, as well as every dry tree; the blazing flame will not be quenched and the whole surface from south to north will be burned by it.
Then Gideon said to God, "Do not let Your anger burn against me that I may speak once more; please let me make a test once more with the fleece, let it now be dry only on the fleece, and let there be dew on all the ground."
and all the foreign people, all the kings of the land of Uz, all the kings of the land of the Philistines (even Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron and the remnant of Ashdod);
The Pharisees then answered them, "You have not also been led astray, have you?
and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, who sits on David's throne, you and your servants and your people who enter these gates.
Teach me what I do not see; If I have done iniquity, I will not do it again'?
Then, like fleeing birds or scattered nestlings, The daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the Arnon.
May my wife grind for another, And let others kneel down over her.
"Their descendants are established with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes,
He built fortified cities in Judah, since the land was undisturbed, and there was no one at war with him during those years, because the LORD had given him rest.
Now Azmaveth the son of Adiel had charge of the king's storehouses. And Jonathan the son of Uzziah had charge of the storehouses in the country, in the cities, in the villages and in the towers.
The sons of Joseph said, "The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who live in the valley land have chariots of iron, both those who are in Beth-shean and its towns and those who are in the valley of Jezreel."
Joab the son of Zeruiah had begun to count them, but did not finish; and because of this, wrath came upon Israel, and the number was not included in the account of the chronicles of King David.
When ten thousand choice men from all Israel came against Gibeah, the battle became fierce; but Benjamin did not know that disaster was close to them.
'Indeed, your threshing will last for you until grape gathering, and grape gathering will last until sowing time You will thus eat your food to the full and live securely in your land.
Then the king said to the man of God, "Come home with me and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward."
So when he returned the silver to his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the silversmith who made them into a graven image and a molten image, and they were in the house of Micah.
"Seven days you shall celebrate a feast to the LORD your God in the place which the LORD chooses, because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.
"So you shall remove the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the eyes of the LORD.
For the LORD had said to Moses, "Say to the sons of Israel, 'You are an obstinate people; should I go up in your midst for one moment, I would destroy you. Now therefore, put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what I shall do with you.'"
against Chedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Goiim and Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar--four kings against five.
and the priest who pronounces him clean shall present the man to be cleansed and the aforesaid before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
Now in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month, the tabernacle was erected.
It will come about in that day that a great panic from the LORD will fall on them; and they will seize one another's hand, and the hand of one will be lifted against the hand of another.
"The glory of Lebanon will come to you, The juniper, the box tree and the cypress together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I shall make the place of My feet glorious.
"You have journeyed to the king with oil And increased your perfumes; You have sent your envoys a great distance And made them go down to Sheol.
We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride; Even of his arrogance, pride, and fury; His idle boasts are false.
Declare the things that are going to come afterward, That we may know that you are gods; Indeed, do good or evil, that we may anxiously look about us and fear together.
Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
"The strong among the mighty ones shall speak of him and his helpers from the midst of Sheol, 'They have gone down, they lie still, the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.'
Do not be a terror to me; You are my refuge in the day of disaster.
Yet You have rejected us and brought us to dishonor, And do not go out with our armies.
In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill; and he prayed to the LORD, and the LORD spoke to him and gave him a sign.
In the light of a king's face is life, And his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.
And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is judge. Selah.
"From the wicked their light is withheld, And the uplifted arm is broken.
'I am pure, without transgression; I am innocent and there is no guilt in me.
"Indeed, what good was the strength of their hands to me? Vigor had perished from them.
So he left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required;
and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the LORD would not forgive.
Moreover, Uzziah had an army ready for battle, which entered combat by divisions according to the number of their muster, prepared by Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the official, under the direction of Hananiah, one of the king's officers.
Now for the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.
Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
'These six cities shall be for refuge for the sons of Israel, and for the alien and for the sojourner among them; that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there.
Then Ahaziah the son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, "Let my servants go with your servants in the ships." But Jehoshaphat was not willing.
And Jehu slept with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son became king in his place.
Thus he turned the hearts of all the men of Judah as one man, so that they sent word to the king, saying, "Return, you and all your servants."
Now when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, "What is this thing that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge and all the people stand about you from morning until evening?"
"Would that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would discern their future!
"Now then, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to do so; and our part shall be to surrender him into the king's hand."
When there was war again, David went out and fought with the Philistines and defeated them with great slaughter, so that they fled before him.
Therefore, Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite until this day, because he followed the LORD God of Israel fully.
Then he turned away from him to another and said the same thing; and the people answered the same thing as before.
Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad married their uncles' sons.
"You shall make its horns on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it, and you shall overlay it with bronze.
'But if you say, "What are we going to eat on the seventh year if we do not sow or gather in our crops?"
Nobah went and took Kenath and its villages, and called it Nobah after his own name.
Moses therefore spoke to the sons of Israel, and all their leaders gave him a rod apiece, for each leader according to their fathers' households, twelve rods, with the rod of Aaron among their rods.
Then he came to his father and said, "My father." And he said, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?"
But the wheat and the spelt were not ruined, for they ripen late.)
For thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also do with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath by breaking the covenant.
Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; Wail over her! Bring balm for her pain; Perhaps she may be healed.
It came about, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out through a window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was caressing his wife Rebekah.
"And when you divide by lot the land for inheritance, you shall offer an allotment to the LORD, a holy portion of the land; the length shall be the length of 25,000 cubits, and the width shall be 20,000. It shall be holy within all its boundary round about.
A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, My servants will eat, but you will be hungry Behold, My servants will drink, but you will be thirsty Behold, My servants will rejoice, but you will be put to shame.
As the door turns on its hinges, So does the sluggard on his bed.
"Its rocks are the source of sapphires, And its dust contains gold.
They all wait for You To give them their food in due season.
"Now when you tell this people all these words, they will say to you, 'For what reason has the LORD declared all this great calamity against us? And what is our iniquity, or what is our sin which we have committed against the LORD our God?'
So when they heard the law, they excluded all foreigners from Israel.
Then he returned and walked in the house once back and forth, and went up and stretched himself on him; and the lad sneezed seven times and the lad opened his eyes.
"But He drags off the valiant by His power; He rises, but no one has assurance of life.
In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors of the house of the LORD and repaired them.
"Also concerning the foreigner who is not from Your people Israel, when he comes from a far country for Your great name's sake and Your mighty hand and Your outstretched arm, when they come and pray toward this house,
Surely at the command of the LORD it came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done,
'Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house, and all that your fathers have laid up in store to this day will be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left,' says the LORD.
"The LORD alone guided him, And there was no foreign god with him.
But after the death of Jehoiada the officials of Judah came and bowed down to the king, and the king listened to them.
He did right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done.
"Then you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, because you did not obey the LORD your God.
So Moses and Aaron said to all the sons of Israel, "At evening you will know that the LORD has brought you out of the land of Egypt;
Then he said to me, "These waters go out toward the eastern region and go down into the Arabah; then they go toward the sea, being made to flow into the sea, and the waters of the sea become fresh.
He sent messengers throughout Manasseh, and they also were called together to follow him; and he sent messengers to Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali, and they came up to meet them.
Moreover, whenever the stronger of the flock were mating, Jacob would place the rods in the sight of the flock in the gutters, so that they might mate by the rods;
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Enough, you princes of Israel; put away violence and destruction, and practice justice and righteousness Stop your expropriations from My people," declares the Lord GOD.
So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone.
They journeyed from Oboth and camped at Iyeabarim, in the wilderness which is opposite Moab, to the east.
Then Balak said to him, "Please come with me to another place from where you may see them, although you will only see the extreme end of them and will not see all of them; and curse them for me from there."
Then Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me,
'For I will set My eyes on them for good, and I will bring them again to this land; and I will build them up and not overthrow them, and I will plant them and not pluck them up.
"Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, 'If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman,
"Therefore speak to them and tell them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Any man of the house of Israel who sets up his idols in his heart, puts right before his face the stumbling block of his iniquity, and then comes to the prophet, I the LORD will be brought to give him an answer in the matter in view of the multitude of his idols,
Gladness and joy are taken away from the fruitful field; In the vineyards also there will be no cries of joy or jubilant shouting, No treader treads out wine in the presses, For I have made the shouting to cease.
"You will leave your name for a curse to My chosen ones, And the Lord GOD will slay you But My servants will be called by another name.
"Against the land of Merathaim, go up against it, And against the inhabitants of Pekod. Slay and utterly destroy them," declares the LORD, "And do according to all that I have commanded you.
This is the message which the LORD spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about the coming of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to smite the land of Egypt:
Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it.
"Only no accounting shall be made with them for the money delivered into their hands, for they deal faithfully."
The way of a guilty man is crooked, But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.
The heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
Sing praises to God, sing praises; Sing praises to our King, sing praises.
"Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day."
"Please do not let my lord pay attention to this worthless man, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. Nabal is his name and folly is with him; but I your maidservant did not see the young men of my lord whom you sent.
therefore I said, 'Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the LORD.' So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering."
So they slaughtered the bulls, and the priests took the blood and sprinkled it on the altar. They also slaughtered the rams and sprinkled the blood on the altar; they slaughtered the lambs also and sprinkled the blood on the altar.
and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and pierced both of them through, the man of Israel and the woman, through the body. So the plague on the sons of Israel was checked.
and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds,
"They are insignificant on the surface of the water; Their portion is cursed on the earth They do not turn toward the vineyards.
"Even when I remember, I am disturbed, And horror takes hold of my flesh.
"Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers listened to him.
"And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the spreading of nets Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many.
"The priest shall then take some of the blood of the guilt offering, and the priest shall put it on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.
Then your poverty will come as a robber And your want like an armed man.
They journeyed from Etham and turned back to Pi-hahiroth, which faces Baal-zephon, and they camped before Migdol.
The Israelites, all the men and women, whose heart moved them to bring material for all the work, which the LORD had commanded through Moses to be done, brought a freewill offering to the LORD.
So Jethro said, "Blessed be the LORD who delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of Pharaoh, and who delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
And behold, there was a wall on the outside of the temple all around, and in the man's hand was a measuring rod of six cubits, each of which was a cubit and a handbreadth. So he measured the thickness of the wall, one rod; and the height, one rod.
"Instead of bronze I will bring gold, And instead of iron I will bring silver, And instead of wood, bronze, And instead of stones, iron. And I will make peace your administrators And righteousness your overseers.
There is a kind of man whose teeth are like swords And his jaw teeth like knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men.
Praise the LORD from the earth, Sea monsters and all deeps;
and Mishma and Dumah and Massa,
I have become estranged from my brothers And an alien to my mother's sons.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
To bring rain on a land without people, On a desert without a man in it,
That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
Do all the workers of wickedness not know, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call upon the Lord?
"Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud; He disperses the cloud of His lightning.
For Your name's sake, O LORD, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
"Moreover, in my delight in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and above all that I have already provided for the holy temple,
"In a moment they die, and at midnight People are shaken and pass away, And the mighty are taken away without a hand.
"Fools, even those without a name, They were scourged from the land.
He gathered the priests and Levites and said to them, "Go out to the cities of Judah and collect money from all Israel to repair the house of your God annually, and you shall do the matter quickly." But the Levites did not act quickly.
"But the earth belongs to the mighty man, And the honorable man dwells in it.
and you will suffer severe sickness, a disease of your bowels, until your bowels come out because of the sickness, day by day.'"
"Now behold, with great pains I have prepared for the house of the LORD 100,000 talents of gold and 1,000,000 talents of silver, and bronze and iron beyond weight, for they are in great quantity; also timber and stone I have prepared, and you may add to them.
"Let them deliver it into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of the LORD, and let them give it to the workmen who are in the house of the LORD to repair the damages of the house,
God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians who lived in Gur-baal, and the Meunites.
So he made two doors of olive wood, and he carved on them carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread the gold on the cherubim and on the palm trees.
"Nation was crushed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every kind of distress.
But the captain of the guard left some of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and plowmen.
Solomon offered for the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered to the LORD, 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. So the king and all the sons of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.
"Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, rose up and rebelled against his master,
as when a man goes into the forest with his friend to cut wood, and his hand swings the axe to cut down the tree, and the iron head slips off the handle and strikes his friend so that he dies--he may flee to one of these cities and live;
As for the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites and the Uzzielites,
The sons of Shimei were Jahath, Zina, Jeush and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.
of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, and 120 of his relatives;
Men came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.
Then it happened when the Philistine rose and came and drew near to meet David, that David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.
The people answered and said, "Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods;
As soon as he had finished speaking, behold, the king's sons came and lifted their voices and wept; and also the king and all his servants wept very bitterly.
"If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you after He has done good to you."
"For seven days no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory, and none of the flesh which you sacrifice on the evening of the first day shall remain overnight until morning.
Saul said, "Disperse yourselves among the people and say to them, 'Each one of you bring me his ox or his sheep, and slaughter it here and eat; and do not sin against the LORD by eating with the blood.'" So all the people that night brought each one his ox with him and slaughtered it there.
So he went down and talked to the woman; and she looked good to Samson.
"Every daughter who comes into possession of an inheritance of any tribe of the sons of Israel shall be wife to one of the family of the tribe of her father, so that the sons of Israel each may possess the inheritance of his fathers.
Then the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. And the sons of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, received thirteen cities by lot from the tribe of Judah and from the tribe of the Simeonites and from the tribe of Benjamin.
'Whatever crawls on its belly, and whatever walks on all fours, whatever has many feet, in respect to every swarming thing that swarms on the earth, you shall not eat them, for they are detestable.
'Then your border shall turn direction from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim and continue to Zin, and its termination shall be to the south of Kadesh-barnea; and it shall reach Hazaraddar and continue to Azmon.
These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those who were numbered of them, 53,400.
"If a man borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution.
"You shall cast four gold rings for it and fasten them on its four feet, and two rings shall be on one side of it and two rings on the other side of it.
'I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned against Me and by which they have transgressed against Me.
He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, "Is there not a lie in my right hand?"
'No layman, however, is to eat the holy gift; a sojourner with the priest or a hired man shall not eat of the holy gift.
"And I will set My glory among the nations; and all the nations will see My judgment which I have executed and My hand which I have laid on them.
"For this reason some Jews seized me in the temple and tried to put me to death.
"Do you become a king because you are competing in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink And do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.
"Son of man, write the name of the day, this very day. The king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day.
The message which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the grandson of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. (Now Seraiah was quartermaster.)
All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"
I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.
Whose collapse is like the smashing of a potter's jar, So ruthlessly shattered That a sherd will not be found among its pieces To take fire from a hearth Or to scoop water from a cistern."
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,
Overflow your land like the Nile, O daughter of Tarshish, There is no more restraint.
The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.
"Gather My godly ones to Me, Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."
How blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are ever praising You. Selah.
"With shaking and rage he races over the ground, And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet.
and on that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced because God had given them great joy, even the women and children rejoiced, so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard from afar.
"Therefore, I would be dismayed at His presence; When I consider, I am terrified of Him.
They abandoned their gods there; so David gave the order and they were burned with fire.
"Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your dress was of fine linen, silk and embroidered cloth You ate fine flour, honey and oil; so you were exceedingly beautiful and advanced to royalty.
So the LORD established the kingdom in his control, and all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor.
'Did not Achan the son of Zerah act unfaithfully in the things under the ban, and wrath fall on all the congregation of Israel? And that man did not perish alone in his iniquity.'"
Then he lifted up his face to the window and said, "Who is on my side? Who?" And two or three officials looked down at him.
When the messengers entered, behold, the household idol was on the bed with the quilt of goats' hair at its head.
the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,
Now the king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went on with him; and all the people of Judah and also half the people of Israel accompanied the king.
Then the king's servants said to the king, "Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the king chooses."
The servant brought out articles of silver and articles of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.
"The skillfully woven band, which is on it, shall be like its workmanship, of the same material: of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen.
Now Reuben returned to the pit, and behold, Joseph was not in the pit; so he tore his garments.
Then the border went westward at Michmethath on the north, and the border turned about eastward to Taanath-shiloh and continued beyond it to the east of Janoah.
then the priest shall look, and behold, if the leprosy has covered all his body, he shall pronounce clean him who has the infection; it has all turned white and he is clean.
by the lot of their inheritance, as the LORD commanded through Moses, for the nine tribes and the half-tribe.
They came to Balaam and said to him, "Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, 'Let nothing, I beg you, hinder you from coming to me;
therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Surely in the fire of My jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who appropriated My land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and with scorn of soul, to drive it out for a prey."
"The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has performed and carried out the purposes of His heart; In the last days you will clearly understand it.
They do not know the way of peace, And there is no justice in their tracks; They have made their paths crooked, Whoever treads on them does not know peace.
Abimelech said, "What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us."
'But you, are you seeking great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, I am going to bring disaster on all flesh,' declares the LORD, 'but I will give your life to you as booty in all the places where you may go.'"
Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
Confirming the word of His servant And performing the purpose of His messengers It is I who says of Jerusalem, 'She shall be inhabited!' And of the cities of Judah, 'They shall be built.' And I will raise up her ruins again.
"I have aroused him in righteousness And I will make all his ways smooth; He will build My city and will let My exiles go free, Without any payment or reward," says the LORD of hosts.
Now in that day Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years like the days of one king. At the end of seventy years it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the harlot:
So I bought the waistband in accordance with the word of the LORD and put it around my waist.
All you inhabitants of the world and dwellers on earth, As soon as a standard is raised on the mountains, you will see it, And as soon as the trumpet is blown, you will hear it.
All Judah rejoiced concerning the oath, for they had sworn with their whole heart and had sought Him earnestly, and He let them find Him. So the LORD gave them rest on every side.
Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God.
I will give heed to the blameless way When will You come to me? I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart.
God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel.
'Behold, He invents pretexts against me; He counts me as His enemy.
So he said, "I saw all Israel Scattered on the mountains, Like sheep which have no shepherd; And the LORD said, 'These have no master. Let each of them return to his house in peace.'"
"His survivors will be buried because of the plague, And their widows will not be able to weep.
So the priests went in to the inner part of the house of the LORD to cleanse it, and every unclean thing which they found in the temple of the LORD they brought out to the court of the house of the LORD. Then the Levites received it to carry out to the Kidron valley.
So they assembled at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa's reign.
So they hired for themselves 32,000 chariots, and the king of Maacah and his people, who came and camped before Medeba. And the sons of Ammon gathered together from their cities and came to battle.
At the end of two months she returned to her father, who did to her according to the vow which he had made; and she had no relations with a man. Thus it became a custom in Israel,
'The one who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening; and it shall be a perpetual statute to the sons of Israel and to the alien who sojourns among them.
So they poured it out for the men to eat. And as they were eating of the stew, they cried out and said, "O man of God, there is death in the pot." And they were unable to eat.
With them were Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Then her husband arose and went after her to speak tenderly to her in order to bring her back, taking with him his servant and a pair of donkeys. So she brought him into her father's house, and when the girl's father saw him, he was glad to meet him.
So Joash slept with his fathers, and Jeroboam sat on his throne; and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.
Jonadab said to the king, "Behold, the king's sons have come; according to your servant's word, so it happened."
"The LORD your God will inflict all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you.
"Then you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death."
"And you have seen all that the LORD your God has done to all these nations because of you, for the LORD your God is He who has been fighting for you.
"The reason is so that the sons of Israel may bring their sacrifices which they were sacrificing in the open field, that they may bring them in to the LORD, at the doorway of the tent of meeting to the priest, and sacrifice them as sacrifices of peace offerings to the LORD.
Then he took up his discourse and said, "Arise, O Balak, and hear; Give ear to me, O son of Zippor!
and from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth,
He took portions to them from his own table, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. So they feasted and drank freely with him.
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because the Philistines have acted in revenge and have taken vengeance with scorn of soul to destroy with everlasting enmity,"
'Thus says the LORD God of Israel, "Behold, I am about to turn back the weapons of war which are in your hands, with which you are warring against the king of Babylon and the Chaldeans who are besieging you outside the wall; and I will gather them into the center of this city.
Thorns will come up in its fortified towers, Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities; It will also be a haunt of jackals And an abode of ostriches.
and all the kings of Tyre, all the kings of Sidon and the kings of the coastlands which are beyond the sea;
namely, 3,000 talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and 7,000 talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the buildings;
"When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you But the wind will carry all of them up, And a breath will take them away But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land And will possess My holy mountain."
then say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold I am about to fill all the inhabitants of this land--the kings that sit for David on his throne, the priests, the prophets and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem--with drunkenness!
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation; Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response.
The righteous one considers the house of the wicked, Turning the wicked to ruin.
"Will you play with him as with a bird, Or will you bind him for your maidens?
Again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature who had twenty-four fingers and toes, six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot; and he also was descended from the giants.
The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
"The eye which saw him sees him no longer, And his place no longer beholds him.
So the king arose and sat in the gate. When they told all the people, saying, "Behold, the king is sitting in the gate," then all the people came before the king Now Israel had fled, each to his tent.
"The LORD forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the LORD'S anointed; but now please take the spear that is at his head and the jug of water, and let us go."
Then he called for his son Solomon, and charged him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel.
Then all whose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and earrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did every man who presented an offering of gold to the LORD.
"But I counsel that all Israel be surely gathered to you, from Dan even to Beersheba, as the sand that is by the sea in abundance, and that you personally go into battle.
"As a jeweler engraves a signet, you shall engrave the two stones according to the names of the sons of Israel; you shall set them in filigree settings of gold.
As she spoke to Joseph day after day, he did not listen to her to lie beside her or be with her.
But for David's sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem;
Then Jonathan said to him, "Tomorrow is the new moon, and you will be missed because your seat will be empty.
"They shall teach Your ordinances to Jacob, And Your law to Israel They shall put incense before You, And whole burnt offerings on Your altar.
Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, "Please bring me the ephod." So Abiathar brought the ephod to David.
"You shall have sons and daughters but they will not be yours, for they will go into captivity.
'If your valuation is of the male from twenty years even to sixty years old, then your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
In accordance with the command of the LORD they gave him the city for which he asked, Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim. So he built the city and settled in it.
"Out of the heavens He let you hear His voice to discipline you; and on earth He let you see His great fire, and you heard His words from the midst of the fire.
"Be careful against an infection of leprosy, that you diligently observe and do according to all that the Levitical priests teach you; as I have commanded them, so you shall be careful to do.
"Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder, and went down to the spring and drew, and I said to her, 'Please let me drink.'
"Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came'; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order.
"Of oaks from Bashan they have made your oars; With ivory they have inlaid your deck of boxwood from the coastlands of Cyprus.
She said to him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor."
"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; all of them are bronze and tin and iron and lead in the furnace; they are the dross of silver.
Then Leah said, "God has given me my wages because I gave my maid to my husband." So she named him Issachar.
So the craftsman encourages the smelter, And he who smooths metal with the hammer encourages him who beats the anvil, Saying of the soldering, "It is good"; And he fastens it with nails, So that it will not totter.
"As for you, My flock, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I will judge between one sheep and another, between the rams and the male goats.
and say to the sons of Ammon, 'Hear the word of the Lord GOD! Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because you said, 'Aha!' against My sanctuary when it was profaned, and against the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and against the house of Judah when they went into exile,
"Why are You like a man dismayed, Like a mighty man who cannot save? Yet You are in our midst, O LORD, And we are called by Your name; Do not forsake us!"
"They will bear the punishment of their iniquity; as the iniquity of the inquirer is, so the iniquity of the prophet will be,
and Dedan, Tema, Buz and all who cut the corners of their hair;
"So I took them out of the land of Egypt and brought them into the wilderness.
They raise their voices, they shout for joy; They cry out from the west concerning the majesty of the LORD.
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.
But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.
My lips certainly will not speak unjustly, Nor will my tongue mutter deceit.
"He dams up the streams from flowing, And what is hidden he brings out to the light.
"This day the LORD will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you. And I will give the dead bodies of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel,
"And now my soul is poured out within me; Days of affliction have seized me.
All Judah then brought the tithe of the grain, wine and oil into the storehouses.
"If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against Him? And if your transgressions are many, what do you do to Him?
Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, and they were sitting at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets were prophesying before them.
So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the grave which belonged to the kings, for they said, "He is a leper." And Jotham his son became king in his place.
"In those times there was no peace to him who went out or to him who came in, for many disturbances afflicted all the inhabitants of the lands.
"But God said to me, 'You shall not build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.'
He arose and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary and clung to the sword, and the LORD brought about a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to strip the slain.
"The LORD shall never be willing to forgive him, but rather the anger of the LORD and His jealousy will burn against that man, and every curse which is written in this book will rest on him, and the LORD will blot out his name from under heaven.
"In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more.
Also to his son Shemaiah sons were born who ruled over the house of their father, for they were mighty men of valor.
Then the king said, "And where is your master's son?" And Ziba said to the king, "Behold, he is staying in Jerusalem, for he said, 'Today the house of Israel will restore the kingdom of my father to me.'"
Then the sons of Israel sent to the sons of Reuben and to the sons of Gad and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest,
David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
"The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has accused his brother falsely,
So he scraped the honey into his hands and went on, eating as he went. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them and they ate it; but he did not tell them that he had scraped the honey out of the body of the lion.
"For I know that after my death you will act corruptly and turn from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days, for you will do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger with the work of your hands."
and if it is told you and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire thoroughly. Behold, if it is true and the thing certain that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,
"It shall be, if you are not pleased with her, then you shall let her go wherever she wishes; but you shall certainly not sell her for money, you shall not mistreat her, because you have humbled her.
And He looked around to see the woman who had done this.
"So you shall attend to the obligations of the sanctuary and the obligations of the altar, so that there will no longer be wrath on the sons of Israel.
and his army, even their numbered men, 35,400.
'In proportion to the extent of the years you shall increase its price, and in proportion to the fewness of the years you shall diminish its price, for it is a number of crops he is selling to you.
When Jehudi had read three or four columns, the king cut it with a scribe's knife and threw it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.
These are the commandments and the ordinances which the LORD commanded to the sons of Israel through Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho.
to capture spoil and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the center of the world.'
"Behold, one will come up like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan against a perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make him run away from it, and whoever is chosen I shall appoint over it For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand against Me?"
"For thus says the Lord GOD, 'Bring up a company against them and give them over to terror and plunder.
"For he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant.
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Because you have sent letters in your own name to all the people who are in Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest, and to all the priests, saying,
"And you will say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, "If you will not listen to Me, to walk in My law which I have set before you,
Why, O LORD, do You cause us to stray from Your ways And harden our heart from fearing You? Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.
"Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of Assyria nor because of all the horde that is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him.
Give ear and hear my voice, Listen and hear my words.
"Lift up your eyes round about and see; They all gather together, they come to you Your sons will come from afar, And your daughters will be carried in the arms.
Therefore Moab will wail; everyone of Moab will wail. You will moan for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth As those who are utterly stricken.
To show partiality is not good, Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
For You are great and do wondrous deeds; You alone are God.
How great are Your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep.
As the pregnant woman approaches the time to give birth, She writhes and cries out in her labor pains, Thus were we before You, O LORD.
"Who can strip off his outer armor? Who can come within his double mail?
Behold, bless the LORD, all servants of the LORD, Who serve by night in the house of the LORD!
"If I were hungry I would not tell you, For the world is Mine, and all it contains.
"Will you have faith in him that he will return your grain And gather it from your threshing floor?
May He send you help from the sanctuary And support you from Zion!
"Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field; They leave and do not return to them.
Or darkness, so that you cannot see, And an abundance of water covers you.
The Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward, and their number by census of men was 38,000.
"But to the king of Judah who sent you to inquire of the LORD thus shall you say to him, 'Thus says the LORD God of Israel, "Regarding the words which you have heard,
Then Jehoram crossed over with his commanders and all his chariots with him. And he arose by night and struck down the Edomites who were surrounding him and the commanders of the chariots.
Also from Tibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadadezer, David took a very large amount of bronze, with which Solomon made the bronze sea and the pillars and the bronze utensils.
He walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab did (for Ahab's daughter was his wife), and he did evil in the sight of the LORD.
The sons of Ladan were Jehiel the first and Zetham and Joel, three.
Joab said, "May the LORD add to His people a hundred times as many as they are! But, my lord the king, are they not all my lord's servants? Why does my lord seek this thing? Why should he be a cause of guilt to Israel?"
of the sons of Gershom, Joel the chief, and 130 of his relatives;
"Then Aaron shall offer the goat on which the lot for the LORD fell, and make it a sin offering.
When the king came from Damascus, the king saw the altar; then the king approached the altar and went up to it,
His father-in-law, the girl's father, detained him; and he remained with him three days. So they ate and drank and lodged there.
Now the rest of the acts of Azariah and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
Then the king said to the woman, "Go to your house, and I will give orders concerning you."
So Joab's men went out after him, along with the Cherethites and the Pelethites and all the mighty men; and they went out from Jerusalem to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.
if only you listen obediently to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all this commandment which I am commanding you today.
"You stretched out Your right hand, The earth swallowed them.
"Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, 'A wild beast devoured him.' Then let us see what will become of his dreams!"
They gave these cities which are here mentioned by name from the tribe of the sons of Judah and from the tribe of the sons of Simeon;
The silver of those of the congregation who were numbered was 100 talents and 1,775 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary;
But he said, "You shall not pass through." And Edom came out against him with a heavy force and with a strong hand.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
and the fourth row a beryl and an onyx and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.
"But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion."
"Then comes the tribe of Naphtali, and the leader of the sons of Naphtali: Ahira the son of Enan,
Now Joseph said to them on the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God:
Then Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain, and called his kinsmen to the meal; and they ate the meal and spent the night on the mountain.
"So now if you are going to deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, let me know, that I may turn to the right hand or the left."
The sons of Midian were Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.
what do you think?" They answered, "He deserves death!"
And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem to King Hezekiah with a large army And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool on the highway of the fuller's field.
Meanwhile, Pharaoh's army had set out from Egypt; and when the Chaldeans who had been besieging Jerusalem heard the report about them, they lifted the siege from Jerusalem.
'Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away?
The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.
The proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim is trodden under foot.
The land mourns and pines away, Lebanon is shamed and withers; Sharon is like a desert plain, And Bashan and Carmel lose their foliage.
If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand forget her skill.
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me.
The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men.
Who says to a king, 'Worthless one,' To nobles, 'Wicked ones';
"For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law.
They gave him a piece of fig cake and two clusters of raisins, and he ate; then his spirit revived. For he had not eaten bread or drunk water for three days and three nights.
"To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit was expressed through you?
The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'Designate the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses,
As he was talking with him, the king said to him, "Have we appointed you a royal counselor? Stop! Why should you be struck down?" Then the prophet stopped and said, "I know that God has planned to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my counsel."
Ahab said, "By whom?" So he said, "Thus says the LORD, 'By the young men of the rulers of the provinces.'" Then he said, "Who shall begin the battle?" And he answered, "You."
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and the sons of David were chiefs at the king's side.
your little ones, your wives, and the alien who is within your camps, from the one who chops your wood to the one who draws your water,
So Hushai said to Absalom, "This time the advice that Ahithophel has given is not good."
"Now therefore, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever can be found."
and toward her afterbirth which issues from between her legs and toward her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of anything else, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will oppress you in your towns.
Thus he said to him, "Do not be afraid, because the hand of Saul my father will not find you, and you will be king over Israel and I will be next to you; and Saul my father knows that also."
"If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will become your servants; but if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall become our servants and serve us."
Then Moses said to Aaron, "Say to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, 'Come near before the LORD, for He has heard your grumblings.'"
Reuben further said to them, "Shed no blood. Throw him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but do not lay hands on him"--that he might rescue him out of their hands, to restore him to his father.
"You shall be careful to perform what goes out from your lips, just as you have voluntarily vowed to the LORD your God, what you have promised.
Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He had spoken with him, a pillar of stone, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it.
"And now the LORD your God has given rest to your brothers, as He spoke to them; therefore turn now and go to your tents, to the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you beyond the Jordan.
Then Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and he bowed down and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare and went into the tent.
"Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
Then Balak again sent leaders, more numerous and more distinguished than the former.
"They have treated father and mother lightly within you The alien they have oppressed in your midst; the fatherless and the widow they have wronged in you.
I have oxen and donkeys and flocks and male and female servants; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in your sight."'"
But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test.
"Speak a parable to the rebellious house and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Put on the pot, put it on and also pour water in it;
The afflicted also will increase their gladness in the LORD, And the needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
For You have made a city into a heap, A fortified city into a ruin; A palace of strangers is a city no more, It will never be rebuilt.
"Or let him rely on My protection, Let him make peace with Me, Let him make peace with Me."
"Had it not been the LORD who was on our side," Let Israel now say,
The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, "Rule in the midst of Your enemies."
Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know.
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; Let the sea roar, and all it contains;
I pursued my enemies and overtook them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed.
"There they cry out, but He does not answer Because of the pride of evil men.
When Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned and was dead, Jezebel said to Ahab, "Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth, the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead."
that you may enter into the covenant with the LORD your God, and into His oath which the LORD your God is making with you today,
"He lies down rich, but never again; He opens his eyes, and it is no longer.
to offer burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which He commanded Israel.
When Baasha heard of it, he ceased fortifying Ramah and stopped his work.
The king said to her, "What is your trouble?" And she answered, "Truly I am a widow, for my husband is dead.
The sons of Amram were Aaron and Moses And Aaron was set apart to sanctify him as most holy, he and his sons forever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister to Him and to bless in His name forever.
The sons of Kohath were four: Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.
'When you prepare a bull as a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a special vow, or for peace offerings to the LORD,
'I would have said, "I will cut them to pieces, I will remove the memory of them from men,"
It was told to Tamar, "Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep."
They spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, "The LORD commanded through Moses to give us cities to live in, with their pasture lands for our cattle."
Then the men arose and went, and Joshua commanded those who went to describe the land, saying, "Go and walk through the land and describe it, and return to me; then I will cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh."
They journeyed from before Hahiroth and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness; and they went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham and camped at Marah.
Now this is the law which Moses set before the sons of Israel;
"You shall take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger; and you shall pour out all the blood at the base of the altar.
Yours is the day, Yours also is the night; You have prepared the light and the sun.
"Behold, I have received a command to bless; When He has blessed, then I cannot revoke it.
But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own.
So the sons of Israel did all the work according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses.
"Son of man, behold, I am about to take from you the desire of your eyes with a blow; but you shall not mourn and you shall not weep, and your tears shall not come.
Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah.
"But who has stood in the council of the LORD, That he should see and hear His word? Who has given heed to His word and listened?
Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, "Since you have rejected this word And have put your trust in oppression and guile, and have relied on them,
"To whom would you liken Me And make Me equal and compare Me, That we would be alike?
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.
Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon gave orders about Jeremiah through Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, saying,
Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voices, The settlements where Kedar inhabits Let the inhabitants of Sela sing aloud, Let them shout for joy from the tops of the mountains.
Therefore all hands will fall limp, And every man's heart will melt.
He who said to them, "Here is rest, give rest to the weary," And, "Here is repose," but they would not listen.
God is to us a God of deliverances; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the LORD will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish--like smoke they vanish away.
Be not far from me, for trouble is near; For there is none to help.
When she brought them to him to eat, he took hold of her and said to her, "Come, lie with me, my sister."
I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.
"Therefore men fear Him; He does not regard any who are wise of heart."
and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, who volunteered for the LORD, and with him 200,000 valiant warriors;
The Arameans fled before Israel, and David killed of the Arameans 7,000 charioteers and 40,000 foot soldiers, and put to death Shophach the commander of the army.
'Along with the bread you shall present seven one year old male lambs without defect, and a bull of the herd and two rams; they are to be a burnt offering to the LORD, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.
When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David killed 22,000 men of the Arameans.
"This was a small thing in Your eyes, O God; but You have spoken of Your servant's house for a great while to come, and have regarded me according to the standard of a man of high degree, O LORD God.
and let us bring back the ark of our God to us, for we did not seek it in the days of Saul."
"He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
"Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become plunder; would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?"
Heman's brother Asaph stood at his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea,
The east border was the Salt Sea, as far as the mouth of the Jordan And the border of the north side was from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan.
"You have today declared the LORD to be your God, and that you would walk in His ways and keep His statutes, His commandments and His ordinances, and listen to His voice.
Saul came to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the valley.
Then from the family of the Danites, from Zorah and from Eshtaol, six hundred men armed with weapons of war set out.
'Thus it shall be done for each ox, or for each ram, or for each of the male lambs, or of the goats.
from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon, even as far as Mount Sion (that is, Hermon),
The leaders of Moab arose and went to Balak and said, "Balaam refused to come with us."
and I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and so escaped his hands.
Another shapes wood, he extends a measuring line; he outlines it with red chalk He works it with planes and outlines it with a compass, and makes it like the form of a man, like the beauty of man, so that it may sit in a house.
These are the numbered men of the sons of Israel by their fathers' households; the total of the numbered men of the camps by their armies, 603,550.
"A sojourner or a hired servant shall not eat of it.
Then Leah said, "Happy am I! For women will call me happy." So she named him Asher.
"Oholah played the harlot while she was Mine; and she lusted after her lovers, after the Assyrians, her neighbors,
"Babylon will become a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, An object of horror and hissing, without inhabitants.
Now in the twelfth year of our exile, on the fifth of the tenth month, the refugees from Jerusalem came to me, saying, "The city has been taken."
"When the accusers stood up, they began bringing charges against him not of such crimes as I was expecting,
"But they rebelled against Me and were not willing to listen to Me; they did not cast away the detestable things of their eyes, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt Then I resolved to pour out My wrath on them, to accomplish My anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
As for the idol, a craftsman casts it, A goldsmith plates it with gold, And a silversmith fashions chains of silver.
'Take wives and become the fathers of sons and daughters, and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there and do not decrease.
'It shall come about on that day,' declares the LORD of hosts, 'that I will break his yoke from off their neck and will tear off their bonds; and strangers will no longer make them their slaves.
"Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery?" says the LORD. "Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?" says your God.
"I will make them an object of horror among all the kingdoms of the earth because of Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, the king of Judah, for what he did in Jerusalem.
"Behold, I have made you a new, sharp threshing sledge with double edges; You will thresh the mountains and pulverize them, And will make the hills like chaff.
When he heard them say concerning Tirhakah king of Cush, "He has come out to fight against you," and when he heard it he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
"Will he make many supplications to you, Or will he speak to you soft words?
I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.
"Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
Appoint a wicked man over him, And let an accuser stand at his right hand.
David said to God, "I have sinned greatly, in that I have done this thing. But now, please take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have done very foolishly."
"Hear my words, you wise men, And listen to me, you who know.
"For everyone who does these things, everyone who acts unjustly is an abomination to the LORD your God.
As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, "Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand."
And when a man came near to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.
"The upright will be appalled at this, And the innocent will stir up himself against the godless.
So Jehoshaphat grew greater and greater, and he built fortresses and store cities in Judah.
So all of the people of the land rejoiced and the city was quiet. For they had put Athaliah to death with the sword.
"Because Manasseh king of Judah has done these abominations, having done wickedly more than all the Amorites did who were before him, and has also made Judah sin with his idols;
that Moses commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying,
"The LORD has today declared you to be His people, a treasured possession, as He promised you, and that you should keep all His commandments;
In his days Edom revolted against the rule of Judah and set up a king over themselves.
that a manslayer might flee there, who unintentionally slew his neighbor without having enmity toward him in time past; and by fleeing to one of these cities he might live:
"The LORD has returned upon you all the bloodshed of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the LORD has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. And behold, you are taken in your own evil, for you are a man of bloodshed!"
"Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt with fear; but I followed the LORD my God fully.
"I will meet there with the sons of Israel, and it shall be consecrated by My glory.
Again, the sons of Israel said to him, "We will go up by the highway, and if I and my livestock do drink any of your water, then I will pay its price. Let me only pass through on my feet, nothing else."
"It will come about that the rod of the man whom I choose will sprout. Thus I will lessen from upon Myself the grumblings of the sons of Israel, who are grumbling against you."
Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent some to Balaam and the leaders who were with him.
"They shall be joined with you and attend to the obligations of the tent of meeting, for all the service of the tent; but an outsider may not come near you.
I will destine you for the sword, And all of you will bow down to the slaughter Because I called, but you did not answer; I spoke, but you did not hear. And you did evil in My sight And chose that in which I did not delight."
So when Laban heard the news of Jacob his sister's son, he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house. Then he related to Laban all these things.
"So she increased her harlotries. And she saw men portrayed on the wall, images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,
So he fled with all that he had; and he arose and crossed the Euphrates River, and set his face toward the hill country of Gilead.
According to their deeds, so He will repay, Wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; To the coastlands He will make recompense.
Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and presented him to Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
So Jeremiah wrote in a single scroll all the calamity which would come upon Babylon, that is, all these words which have been written concerning Babylon.
She said to the servant, "Who is that man walking in the field to meet us?" And the servant said, "He is my master." Then she took her veil and covered herself.
"The shekel shall be twenty gerahs; twenty shekels, twenty-five shekels, and fifteen shekels shall be your maneh.
"They will say, 'This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden; and the waste, desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited.'
You will tread upon the lion and cobra, The young lion and the serpent you will trample down.
Who is blind but My servant, Or so deaf as My messenger whom I send? Who is so blind as he that is at peace with Me, Or so blind as the servant of the LORD?
Then Eliakim and Shebna and Joah said to Rabshakeh, "Speak now to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak with us in Judean in the hearing of the people who are on the wall."
Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.
They will be gathered together Like prisoners in the dungeon, And will be confined in prison; And after many days they will be punished.
"Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts.
He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet.
When my heart was embittered And I was pierced within,
Then the rest of the people who were left in the city and the deserters who had deserted to the king of Babylon and the rest of the people, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away into exile.
"Yet He filled their houses with good things; But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
"What man is like Job, Who drinks up derision like water,
"For calamity from God is a terror to me, And because of His majesty I can do nothing.
Of the sons of Nebo there were Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel and Benaiah.
Now when Tou king of Hamath heard that David had defeated all the army of Hadadezer king of Zobah,
"Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has taunted the armies of the living God."
Amaziah said to the man of God, "But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the troops of Israel?" And the man of God answered, "The LORD has much more to give you than this."
the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
When Abigail saw David, she hurried and dismounted from her donkey, and fell on her face before David and bowed herself to the ground.
The LORD highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed on him royal majesty which had not been on any king before him in Israel.
Some of their relatives of the sons of the Kohathites were over the showbread to prepare it every sabbath.
'Some of your sons who shall issue from you, whom you will beget, will be taken away; and they will become officials in the palace of the king of Babylon.'"
They put his weapons in the temple of Ashtaroth, and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan.
Jahath was the first and Zizah the second; but Jeush and Beriah did not have many sons, so they became a father's household, one class.
Now she had men lying in wait in an inner room. And she said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" But he snapped the cords as a string of tow snaps when it touches fire. So his strength was not discovered.
It was told King Solomon that Joab had fled to the tent of the LORD, and behold, he is beside the altar. Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, "Go, fall upon him."
Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen for yourselves the LORD, to serve Him." And they said, "We are witnesses."
and with him ten chiefs, one chief for each father's household from each of the tribes of Israel; and each one of them was the head of his father's household among the thousands of Israel.
So the sons of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end.
'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son's wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness.
"But you are to cling to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.
'You shall not rule over him with severity, but are to revere your God.
Kish was the father of Saul, and Ner the father of Abner was the son of Abiel.
Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness,
"You shall never seek their peace or their prosperity all your days.
Then Balak said to Balaam, "Did I not urgently send to you to call you? Why did you not come to me? Am I really unable to honor you?"
and I return to my father's house in safety, then the LORD will be my God.
'They shall therefore keep My charge, so that they will not bear sin because of it and die thereby because they profane it; I am the LORD who sanctifies them.
And the slope of the wadis That extends to the site of Ar, And leans to the border of Moab."
"The priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and offer up the fat in smoke as a soothing aroma to the LORD.
That I not be full and deny You and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.
Who says, 'I will build myself a roomy house With spacious upper rooms, And cut out its windows, Paneling it with cedar and painting it bright red.'
For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house on account of Joseph; thus the LORD'S blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field.
When the chief baker saw that he had interpreted favorably, he said to Joseph, "I also saw in my dream, and behold, there were three baskets of white bread on my head;
Now it came about in the ninth year of his reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, camped against it and built a siege wall all around it.
then the priest shall look, and if the bright spots on the skin of their bodies are a faint white, it is eczema that has broken out on the skin; he is clean.
"But I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death; and since he himself appealed to the Emperor, I decided to send him.
And the pillars of Egypt will be crushed; All the hired laborers will be grieved in soul.
It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment.
"They push the needy aside from the road; The poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether.
All the brothers of a poor man hate him; How much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.
"The earth, from it comes food, And underneath it is turned up as fire.
"Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible.
"I broke the jaws of the wicked And snatched the prey from his teeth.
"For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing When he is pleased with God.'
"You have become cruel to me; With the might of Your hand You persecute me.
He took great pride in the ways of the LORD and again removed the high places and the Asherim from Judah.
Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made horns of iron for himself and said, "Thus says the LORD, 'With these you shall gore the Arameans until they are consumed.'"
and timbers of cedar logs beyond number, for the Sidonians and Tyrians brought large quantities of cedar timber to David.
David prepared large quantities of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gates and for the clamps, and more bronze than could be weighed;
"But you and your sons with you shall attend to your priesthood for everything concerning the altar and inside the veil, and you are to perform service I am giving you the priesthood as a bestowed service, but the outsider who comes near shall be put to death."
Now the rest of the acts of Joash and all that he did and his might with which he fought against Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
Who said of his father and his mother, 'I did not consider them'; And he did not acknowledge his brothers, Nor did he regard his own sons, For they observed Your word, And kept Your covenant.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"I also put a ring in your nostril, earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.
"I am of those who are peaceable and faithful in Israel. You are seeking to destroy a city, even a mother in Israel Why would you swallow up the inheritance of the LORD?"
The sons of Simeon according to their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites;
The sons of Korah, however, did not die.
'So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an offense; it will not be accepted.
"If his head becomes bald at the front and sides, he is bald on the forehead; he is clean.
When the famine was spread over all the face of the earth, then Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt.
"You shall fasten it on a blue cord, and it shall be on the turban; it shall be at the front of the turban.
Then the man said, "They have moved from here; for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'" So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.
But when Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of flowing water,
No one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him another question.
In the visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, and on it to the south there was a structure like a city.
"You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army;
and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, O Sidon, And I will be glorified in your midst. Then they will know that I am the LORD when I execute judgments in her, And I will manifest My holiness in her.
Now the Egyptians are men and not God, And their horses are flesh and not spirit; So the LORD will stretch out His hand, And he who helps will stumble And he who is helped will fall, And all of them will come to an end together.
Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins?
As sheep they are appointed for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; And the upright shall rule over them in the morning, And their form shall be for Sheol to consume So that they have no habitation.
O house of David, thus says the LORD: "Administer justice every morning; And deliver the person who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor, That My wrath may not go forth like fire And burn with none to extinguish it, Because of the evil of their deeds.
Yet He also is wise and will bring disaster And does not retract His words, But will arise against the house of evildoers And against the help of the workers of iniquity.
'Did the gods of those nations which my fathers have destroyed deliver them, even Gozan and Haran and Rezeph and the sons of Eden who were in Telassar?
The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God.
He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
Bring out the people who are blind, even though they have eyes, And the deaf, even though they have ears.
You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.
For I know that the LORD is great And that our Lord is above all gods.
However, Josiah would not turn away from him, but disguised himself in order to make war with him; nor did he listen to the words of Neco from the mouth of God, but came to make war on the plain of Megiddo.
Bani, Binnui, Shimei,
Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
hear in heaven 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, to fear You, as do Your people Israel, and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by Your name.
They abandoned the house of the LORD, the God of their fathers, and served the Asherim and the idols; so wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their guilt.
"And He sent out arrows, and scattered them, Lightning, and routed them.
"When Your people go out to battle against their enemies, by whatever way You shall send them, and they pray to You toward this city which You have chosen and the house which I have built for Your name,
The sons of Hebron were Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third and Jekameam the fourth.
So David said to Jonathan, "Behold, tomorrow is the new moon, and I ought to sit down to eat with the king But let me go, that I may hide myself in the field until the third evening.
then it shall be in the day he wills what he has to his sons, he cannot make the son of the loved the firstborn before the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn.
"Otherwise, if I had dealt treacherously against his life (and there is nothing hidden from the king), then you yourself would have stood aloof."
Then Jonathan said to David, "Whatever you say, I will do for you."
Therefore Saul removed him from his presence and appointed him as his commander of a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.
Then it turned from Sarid to the east toward the sunrise as far as the border of Chisloth-tabor, and it proceeded to Daberath and up to Japhia.
Moses also gave an inheritance to the half-tribe of Manasseh; and it was for the half-tribe of the sons of Manasseh according to their families.
Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn; I have done as you told me. Get up, please, sit and eat of my game, that you may bless me."
together with the cities which were set apart for the sons of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.
"The priest shall return on the seventh day and make an inspection. If the mark has indeed spread in the walls of the house,
Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.
So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread out his hands to the LORD; and the thunder and the hail ceased, and rain no longer poured on the earth.
"As for the censers of these men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, let them be made into hammered sheets for a plating of the altar, since they did present them before the LORD and they are holy; and they shall be for a sign to the sons of Israel."
Jethro rejoiced over all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, in delivering them from the hand of the Egyptians.
So Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh, and he lived in it.
"For the LORD has called you, Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of one's youth when she is rejected," Says your God.
These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.
"You took some of your clothes, made for yourself high places of various colors and played the harlot on them, which should never come about nor happen.
Then Jeremiah the prophet said to Hananiah the prophet, "Listen now, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
"Or else let these men themselves tell what misdeed they found when I stood before the Council,
But Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces that were with him heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done.
"You shall also say to this people, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.
"But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed.
But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
Let the glory of the LORD endure forever; Let the LORD be glad in His works;
Therefore I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything, I hate every false way.
For He has founded it upon the seas And established it upon the rivers.
Remember, O LORD, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses, For they have been from of old.
"Should he argue with useless talk, Or with words which are not profitable?
"He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword.
"Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men,
Then they went in to King Hezekiah and said, "We have cleansed the whole house of the LORD, the altar of burnt offering with all of its utensils, and the table of showbread with all of its utensils.
He distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisin cake.
"Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will come upon them; so that they will say in that day, 'Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have come upon us?'
nor shall he approach any dead person, nor defile himself even for his father or his mother;
Now it came about as soon as the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, that he killed his servants who had slain his father the king.
So the Levites and all Judah did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded. And each one of them took his men who were to come in on the sabbath, with those who were to go out on the sabbath, for Jehoiada the priest did not dismiss any of the divisions.
Their south border was from the lower end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that turns to the south.
Then David became angry because of the LORD'S outburst against Uzza; and he called that place Perez-uzza to this day.
Now the rest of the acts of Shallum and his conspiracy which he made, behold they are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.
He made the moon for the seasons; The sun knows the place of its setting.
Now when Joshua heard the sound of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, "There is a sound of war in the camp."
The one crag rose on the north opposite Michmash, and the other on the south opposite Geba.
"No eye looked with pity on you to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you. Rather you were thrown out into the open field, for you were abhorred on the day you were born.
"As for Asher, his food shall be rich, And he will yield royal dainties.
For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty.
They quickly forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel,
"May He also give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, that you may possess the land of your sojournings, which God gave to Abraham."
The waters from the sea will dry up, And the river will be parched and dry.
My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off.
I hate those who regard vain idols, But I trust in the LORD.
He who robs his father or his mother And says, "It is not a transgression," Is the companion of a man who destroys.
The sons of Israel present in Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days with great joy, and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day after day with loud instruments to the LORD.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.
I shattered them, so that they were not able to rise; They fell under my feet.
May He grant you your heart's desire And fulfill all your counsel!
and there they burned incense on all the high places as the nations did which the LORD had carried away to exile before them; and they did evil things provoking the LORD.
Then the king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Abdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying,
"Shall one who hates justice rule? And will you condemn the righteous mighty One,
if they take thought in the land where they have been taken captive, and repent and make supplication to You in the land of those who have taken them captive, saying, 'We have sinned and have committed iniquity, we have acted wickedly';
"Is it not calamity to the unjust And disaster to those who work iniquity?
Abijah began the battle with an army of valiant warriors, 400,000 chosen men, while Jeroboam drew up in battle formation against him with 800,000 chosen men who were valiant warriors.
To these divisions of the gatekeepers, the chief men, were given duties like their relatives to minister in the house of the LORD.
Then the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh answered and spoke to the heads of the families of Israel.
The sons of Shimei were Shelomoth and Haziel and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers' households of Ladan.
'But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.'"
"When they have a dispute, it comes to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor and make known the statutes of God and His laws."
Bezer in the wilderness on the plateau for the Reubenites, and Ramoth in Gilead for the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan for the Manassites.
The oracle of him who hears the words of God, And knows the knowledge of the Most High, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered.
From there the border continued to Luz, to the side of Luz (that is, Bethel) southward; and the border went down to Ataroth-addar, near the hill which lies on the south of lower Beth-horon.
From Tappuah the border continued westward to the brook of Kanah, and it ended at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Ephraim according to their families,
And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them.
For the sons of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim, and they did not give a portion to the Levites in the land, except cities to live in, with their pasture lands for their livestock and for their property.
'Do not render yourselves detestable through any of the swarming things that swarm; and you shall not make yourselves unclean with them so that you become unclean.
When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.
And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
We lift up our heart and hands Toward God in heaven;
For the LORD has ransomed Jacob And redeemed him from the hand of him who was stronger than he.
and say to the land of Israel, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am against you; and I will draw My sword out of its sheath and cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.
The gaiety of tambourines ceases, The noise of revelers stops, The gaiety of the harp ceases.
Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another,
You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
But as for me, I have not hurried away from being a shepherd after You, Nor have I longed for the woeful day; You Yourself know that the utterance of my lips Was in Your presence.
"Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.
The cords of death encompassed me And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow.
Therefore a strong people will glorify You; Cities of ruthless nations will revere You.
Then he sent Eliakim who was over the household with Shebna the scribe and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz.
Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
"Who can count the clouds by wisdom, Or tip the water jars of the heavens,
Moreover, Uzziah prepared for all the army shields, spears, helmets, body armor, bows and sling stones.
Then David sent to the house for Tamar, saying, "Go now to your brother Amnon's house, and prepare food for him."
I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.
"They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.
Blessed be the LORD, Because He has heard the voice of my supplication.
David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, "Arise and let us flee, for otherwise none of us will escape from Absalom. Go in haste, or he will overtake us quickly and bring down calamity on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword."
"Blessed shall be the offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.
David inquired of God, saying, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? And will You give them into my hand?" Then the LORD said to him, "Go up, for I will give them into your hand."
Then the Philistine came on and approached David, with the shield-bearer in front of him.
The sons of Shemaiah were Othni, Rephael, Obed and Elzabad, whose brothers, Elihu and Semachiah, were valiant men.
'You shall also offer one male goat for a sin offering and two male lambs one year old for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
From them, from the sons of Simeon, five hundred men went to Mount Seir, with Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, as their leaders.
Then Jonathan said to David, "The LORD, the God of Israel, be witness! When I have sounded out my father about this time tomorrow, or the third day, behold, if there is good feeling toward David, shall I not then send to you and make it known to you?
So Moses said to the judges of Israel, "Each of you slay his men who have joined themselves to Baal of Peor."
'Look down from Your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel, and the ground which You have given us, a land flowing with milk and honey, as You swore to our fathers.'
"The Levites shall then answer and say to all the men of Israel with a loud voice,
Then he laid his hands on him and commissioned him, just as the LORD had spoken through Moses.
"Is it not enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to have us die in the wilderness, but you would also lord it over us?
"You shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red and a covering of porpoise skins above.
They journeyed from the Red Sea and camped in the wilderness of Sin.
Then Moses said to Korah, "Hear now, you sons of Levi,
"Then you shall bring the bull before the tent of meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull.
"Then you shall make curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle; you shall make eleven curtains in all.
"Now as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, it means that the matter is determined by God, and God will quickly bring it about.
And he said to Balak, "Stand here beside your burnt offering while I myself meet the LORD over there."
"I made the nations quake at the sound of its fall when I made it go down to Sheol with those who go down to the pit; and all the well-watered trees of Eden, the choicest and best of Lebanon, were comforted in the earth beneath.
"Haran, Canneh, Eden, the traders of Sheba, Asshur and Chilmad traded with you.
Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.
"Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Like these good figs, so I will regard as good the captives of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans.
"And you, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;
Yet gleanings will be left in it like the shaking of an olive tree, Two or three olives on the topmost bough, Four or five on the branches of a fruitful tree, Declares the LORD, the God of Israel.
"For I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea and its waves roar (the LORD of hosts is His name).
Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
On every lofty mountain and on every high hill there will be streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, But the upright are concerned for his life.
Wondrously show Your lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand From those who rise up against them.
My eyes fail with longing for Your salvation And for Your righteous word.
For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a skillful psalm.
"For by these He judges peoples; He gives food in abundance.
Now it came about in the course of time, at the end of two years, that his bowels came out because of his sickness and he died in great pain. And his people made no fire for him like the fire for his fathers.
He said, "What pledge shall I give you?" And she said, "Your seal and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand." So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him.
"For it will hurl at him without sparing; He will surely try to flee from its power.
and I came to Jerusalem and learned about the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, by preparing a room for him in the courts of the house of God.
then hear from heaven, from Your dwelling place, their prayer and supplications, and maintain their cause and forgive Your people who have sinned against You.
Of these, 24,000 were to oversee the work of the house of the LORD; and 6,000 were officers and judges,
and Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam and Ezer. And the singers sang, with Jezrahiah their leader,
"When you have stayed for three days, you shall go down quickly and come to the place where you hid yourself on that eventful day, and you shall remain by the stone Ezel.
So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.
The king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. But Neco took Joahaz his brother and brought him to Egypt.
"All the elders of that city which is nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley;
"The rich shall not pay more and the poor shall not pay less than the half shekel, when you give the contribution to the LORD to make atonement for yourselves.
and they took him and threw him into the pit. Now the pit was empty, without any water in it.
Now forty days were required for it, for such is the period required for embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.
Then Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to all Israel, saying, "Be silent and listen, O Israel! This day you have become a people for the LORD your God.
"Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the LORD; but as for Aaron, who is he that you grumble against him?"
But Reuben heard this and rescued him out of their hands and said, "Let us not take his life."
Rebekah was listening while Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game to bring home,
"But You are the same, And Your years will not come to an end.
"Now her sister Oholibah saw this, yet she was more corrupt in her lust than she, and her harlotries were more than the harlotries of her sister.
"The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground.
Who cause a person to be indicted by a word, And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate, And defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments.
Then Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder.
Then they called Rebekah and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" And she said, "I will go."
"For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, A time of doom for the nations.
he keeps his hand from the poor, does not take interest or increase, but executes My ordinances, and walks in My statutes; he will not die for his father's iniquity, he will surely live.
For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I am going to eliminate from this place, before your eyes and in your time, the voice of rejoicing and the voice of gladness, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride.
Smoke went up out of His nostrils, And fire from His mouth devoured; Coals were kindled by it.
"I shall mention Rahab and Babylon among those who know Me; Behold, Philistia and Tyre with Ethiopia: 'This one was born there.'"
Yet God is my king from of old, Who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.
And he took courage and rebuilt all the wall that had been broken down and erected towers on it, and built another outside wall and strengthened the Millo in the city of David, and made weapons and shields in great number.
"Hear, O My people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you; I am God, your God.
To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life.
Their father gave them many gifts of silver, gold and precious things, with fortified cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram because he was the firstborn.
and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but the work of men's hands, wood and stone. So they have destroyed them.
"Though his sons are many, they are destined for the sword; And his descendants will not be satisfied with bread.
He built the upper gate of the house of the LORD, and he built extensively the wall of Ophel.
"The LORD will smite you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart;