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Then David said to all the assembly, "Now bless the LORD your God." And all the assembly blessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and bowed low and did homage to the LORD and to the king.
'And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.'
"When Your people go out to battle against their enemy, by whatever way You shall send them, and they pray to the LORD toward the city which You have chosen and the house which I have built for Your name,
"For he took his life in his hand and struck the Philistine, and the LORD brought about a great deliverance for all Israel; you saw it and rejoiced Why then will you sin against innocent blood by putting David to death without a cause?"
when all Israel comes to appear before the LORD your God at the place which He will choose, you shall read this law in front of all Israel in their hearing.
When it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah, Saul said, "God has delivered him into my hand, for he shut himself in by entering a city with double gates and bars."
"The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.
So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, "May the LORD require it at the hands of David's enemies."
Manoah said, "Now when your words come to pass, what shall be the boy's mode of life and his vocation?"
They stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest and before the leaders and all the congregation, at the doorway of the tent of meeting, saying,
"Do not go up, or you will be struck down before your enemies, for the LORD is not among you.
When they came back to their brothers at Zorah and Eshtaol, their brothers said to them, "What do you report?"
and if few years remain until the year of jubilee, he shall so calculate with him. In proportion to his years he is to refund the amount for his redemption.
"There they buried Abraham and his wife Sarah, there they buried Isaac and his wife Rebekah, and there I buried Leah--
an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them that he has not laid hands on his neighbor's property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.
So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, "Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, you shall do."
Then Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar.
But Laban said, "It is not the practice in our place to marry off the younger before the firstborn.
"They have made all your planks of fir trees from Senir; They have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.
Then Esau took his wives and his sons and his daughters and all his household, and his livestock and all his cattle and all his goods which he had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to another land away from his brother Jacob.
Then Laban said to Jacob, "What have you done by deceiving me and carrying away my daughters like captives of the sword?
that eighty men came from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria with their beards shaved off and their clothes torn and their bodies gashed, having grain offerings and incense in their hands to bring to the house of the LORD.
Leah's maid Zilpah bore Jacob a son.
But in my opinion she is happier if she remains as she is; and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.
"But the Levites who went far from Me when Israel went astray, who went astray from Me after their idols, shall bear the punishment for their iniquity.
When Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, they fled and went out of the city at night by way of the king's garden through the gate between the two walls; and he went out toward the Arabah.
while they see for you false visions, while they divine lies for you--to place you on the necks of the wicked who are slain, whose day has come, in the time of the punishment of the end.
Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast day.
Then He brought them out with silver and gold, And among His tribes there was not one who stumbled.
You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped.
"Can anyone capture him when he is on watch, With barbs can anyone pierce his nose?
Who among you will give ear to this? Who will give heed and listen hereafter?
I will bring distress to Ariel, And she will be a city of lamenting and mourning; And she will be like an Ariel to me.
"When I expected good, then evil came; When I waited for light, then darkness came.
"He opens their ear to instruction, And commands that they return from evil.
The singers: the sons of Asaph, 128.
"Among those nations you shall find no rest, and there will be no resting place for the sole of your foot; but there the LORD will give you a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and despair of soul.
The sons of Israel carried away captive of their brethren 200,000 women, sons and daughters; and they took also a great deal of spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.
and the gold by weight for the tables of showbread, for each table; and silver for the silver tables;
The battle raged that day, and the king of Israel propped himself up in his chariot in front of the Arameans until the evening; and at sunset he died.
and commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers and to observe the law and the commandment.
"Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be courageous and act."
Now in charge of the tribes of Israel: chief officer for the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri; for the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maacah;
And the king said to the guards who were attending him, "Turn around and put the priests of the LORD to death, because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not reveal it to me " But the servants of the king were not willing to put forth their hands to attack the priests of the LORD.
Also Hosah, one of the sons of Merari had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father made him first),
'Cursed is he who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's skirt.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
But David's men said to him, "Behold, we are afraid here in Judah. How much more then if we go to Keilah against the ranks of the Philistines?"
"But if the man does not desire to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, 'My husband's brother refuses to establish a name for his brother in Israel; he is not willing to perform the duty of a husband's brother to me.'
"Go now to the flock and bring me two choice young goats from there, that I may prepare them as a savory dish for your father, such as he loves.
the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him.
And they said, "What one is there of the tribes of Israel who did not come up to the LORD at Mizpah?" And behold, no one had come to the camp from Jabesh-gilead to the assembly.
Then the man departed from the city, from Bethlehem in Judah, to stay wherever he might find a place; and as he made his journey, he came to the hill country of Ephraim to the house of Micah.
These are the families of Naphtali according to their families; and those who were numbered of them were 45,400.
"Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly." Then they fell on their faces.
Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban with his kinsmen camped in the hill country of Gilead.
therefore, behold, I am against you and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from Migdol to Syene and even to the border of Ethiopia.
"Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom because of the breasts of your youth.
"Son of man, when the house of Israel was living in their own land, they defiled it by their ways and their deeds; their way before Me was like the uncleanness of a woman in her impurity.
'All the inhabitants of the coastlands Are appalled at you, And their kings are horribly afraid; They are troubled in countenance.
They hatch adders' eggs and weave the spider's web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.
These are the people whom Nebuchadnezzar carried away into exile: in the seventh year 3,023 Jews;
The city of chaos is broken down; Every house is shut up so that none may enter.
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate.
Terror and pit and snare Confront you, O inhabitant of the earth.
"You have heard; look at all this. And you, will you not declare it? I proclaim to you new things from this time, Even hidden things which you have not known.
The earth will be completely laid waste and completely despoiled, for the LORD has spoken this word.
The couriers went throughout all Israel and Judah with the letters from the hand of the king and his princes, even according to the command of the king, saying, "O sons of Israel, return to the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, that He may return to those of you who escaped and are left from the hand of the kings of Assyria.
When I wept in my soul with fasting, It became my reproach.
Let my shoulder fall from the socket, And my arm be broken off at the elbow.
If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan, Because I saw I had support in the gate,
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.
All these were under the direction of their father to sing in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, harps and lyres, for the service of the house of God Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the direction of the king.
But Amasa was not on guard against the sword which was in Joab's hand so he struck him in the belly with it and poured out his inward parts on the ground, and did not strike him again, and he died. Then Joab and Abishai his brother pursued Sheba the son of Bichri.
So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted--
"Who gave Him authority over the earth? And who has laid on Him the whole world?
"Because He has loosed His bowstring and afflicted me, They have cast off the bridle before me.
They brought seven bulls, seven rams, seven lambs and seven male goats for a sin offering for the kingdom, the sanctuary, and Judah. And he ordered the priests, the sons of Aaron, to offer them on the altar of the LORD.
Every work which he began in the service of the house of God in law and in commandment, seeking his God, he did with all his heart and prospered.
a nation of fierce countenance who will have no respect for the old, nor show favor to the young.
Samson said to her, "If they bind me with seven fresh cords that have not been dried, then I will become weak and be like any other man."
So Gad came to David and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Take for yourself
So he served Baal and worshiped him and provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger, according to all that his father had done.
"Did I just begin to inquire of God for him today? Far be it from me! Do not let the king impute anything to his servant or to any of the household of my father, for your servant knows nothing at all of this whole affair."
'Your silver and your gold are mine; your most beautiful wives and children are also mine.'"
And the sons of Israel heard it said, "Behold, the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have built an altar at the frontier of the land of Canaan, in the region of the Jordan, on the side belonging to the sons of Israel."
and you shall have a spade among your tools, and it shall be when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it and shall turn to cover up your excrement.
'Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or through vineyard; we will not even drink water from a well. We will go along the king's highway, not turning to the right or left, until we pass through your territory.'"
From the tribe of Gad, they gave Ramoth in Gilead, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands and Mahanaim with its pasture lands,
'But if they are from a month even up to five years old, then your valuation shall be five shekels of silver for the male, and for the female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver.
"You shall put this altar in front of the veil that is near the ark of the testimony, in front of the mercy seat that is over the ark of the testimony, where I will meet with you.
"This is the contribution which you are to raise from them: gold, silver and bronze,
They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend.
'You shall present an offering by fire, a burnt offering to the LORD: two bulls and one ram and seven male lambs one year old, having them without defect.
"But the flesh of the bull and its hide and its refuse, you shall burn with fire outside the camp; it is a sin offering.
They journeyed from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim, at the border of Moab.
Moses spoke to the sons of Israel in accordance with all that the LORD had commanded Moses.
"Its length shall be a cubit, and its width a cubit, it shall be square, and its height shall be two cubits; its horns shall be of one piece with it.
The LORD protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked.
'But if a man eats a holy gift unintentionally, then he shall add to it a fifth of it and shall give the holy gift to the priest.
"If he will not do these three things for her, then she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.
"The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your rowers; Your wise men, O Tyre, were aboard; they were your pilots.
To Sarah he said, "Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, it is your vindication before all who are with you, and before all men you are cleared."
"In a dispute they shall take their stand to judge; they shall judge it according to My ordinances They shall also keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed feasts and sanctify My sabbaths.
"Because you have not remembered the days of your youth but have enraged Me by all these things, behold, I in turn will bring your conduct down on your own head," declares the Lord GOD, "so that you will not commit this lewdness on top of all your other abominations.
"So I will calm My fury against you and My jealousy will depart from you, and I will be pacified and angry no more.
For thus the LORD has told me, "I will look from My dwelling place quietly Like dazzling heat in the sunshine, Like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest."
So Hanun took David's servants and shaved them and cut off their garments in the middle as far as their hips, and sent them away.
And you will defile your graven images overlaid with silver, and your molten images plated with gold You will scatter them as an impure thing, and say to them, "Be gone!"
For the Lord GOD of hosts has a day of panic, subjugation and confusion In the valley of vision, A breaking down of walls And a crying to the mountain.
Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in prison, for he was enraged at him for this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them.
She looked, and behold, the king was standing by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and the trumpeters were beside the king. And all the people of the land rejoiced and blew trumpets, the singers with their musical instruments leading the praise. Then Athaliah tore her clothes and said, "Treason! Treason!"
"On the cliff he dwells and lodges, Upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place.
"He provides them with security, and they are supported; And His eyes are on their ways.
"You shall furnish him liberally from your flock and from your threshing floor and from your wine vat; you shall give to him as the LORD your God has blessed you.
Of the priests: the sons of Hobaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai, the Gileadite, and was named after them.
"I will be his father and he shall be My son; and I will not take My lovingkindness away from him, as I took it from him who was before you.
After this Sennacherib king of Assyria sent his servants to Jerusalem while he was besieging Lachish with all his forces with him, against Hezekiah king of Judah and against all Judah who were at Jerusalem, saying,
King David also dedicated these to the LORD with the silver and the gold which he had carried away from all the nations: from Edom, Moab, the sons of Ammon, the Philistines, and from Amalek.
Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.
So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons; they were bringing the vessels to her and she poured.
'The priest shall then wave them with the bread of the first fruits for a wave offering with two lambs before the LORD; they are to be holy to the LORD for the priest.
There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded which Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel with the women and the little ones and the strangers who were living among them.
Now when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,
"Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
All the skilled women spun with their hands, and brought what they had spun, in blue and purple and scarlet material and in fine linen.
"However, if she should marry while under her vows or the rash statement of her lips by which she has bound herself,
"This is the thing that you shall do: you shall utterly destroy every man and every woman who has lain with a man."
and the Negev and the plain in the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar.
"But if the priest shall look, and indeed the mark has not spread in the garment, either in the warp or in the woof, or in any article of leather,
"You shall take all the fat that covers the entrails and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and offer them up in smoke on the altar.
"No, my lord, hear me; I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the presence of the sons of my people I give it to you; bury your dead."
"Take the millstones and grind meal Remove your veil, strip off the skirt, Uncover the leg, cross the rivers.
Because the palace has been abandoned, the populated city forsaken Hill and watch-tower have become caves forever, A delight for wild donkeys, a pasture for flocks;
In that day the Egyptians will become like women, and they will tremble and be in dread because of the waving of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which He is going to wave over them.
"It shall be made from a talent of pure gold, with all these utensils.
"Therefore, O Oholibah, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold I will arouse your lovers against you, from whom you were alienated, and I will bring them against you from every side:
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre,
On the next day, when Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, "Pashhur is not the name the LORD has called you, but rather Magor-missabib.
Bring water for the thirsty, O inhabitants of the land of Tema, Meet the fugitive with bread.
For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
"He covers His hands with the lightning, And commands it to strike the mark.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty!
"He explores the mountains for his pasture And searches after every green thing.
So I reprimanded the officials and said, "Why is the house of God forsaken?" Then I gathered them together and restored them to their posts.
For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he also erected altars for the Baals and made Asherim, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them.
But King Hezekiah and Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, prayed about this and cried out to heaven.
"I will instruct you in the power of God; What is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
Nevertheless the priests of the high places did not go up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, but they ate unleavened bread among their brothers.
the fourth to Izri, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
For through the anger of the LORD this came about in Jerusalem and Judah until He cast them out from His presence And Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
"It shall come about that just as all the good words which the LORD your God spoke to you have come upon you, so the LORD will bring upon you all the threats, until He has destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God has given you.
the ninth for Jeshua, the tenth for Shecaniah,
"These twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flock, and you changed my wages ten times.
So the prophet took up the body of the man of God and laid it on the donkey and brought it back, and he came to the city of the old prophet to mourn and to bury him.
Now when David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the spoil to the elders of Judah, to his friends, saying, "Behold, a gift for you from the spoil of the enemies of the LORD:
'A clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent and on all the furnishings and on the persons who were there, and on the one who touched the bone or the one slain or the one dying naturally or the grave.
'To Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau, and to Esau I gave Mount Seir to possess it; but Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt.
and they put him in custody because it had not been declared what should be done to him.
'Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.
'I will heap misfortunes on them; I will use My arrows on them.
"You shall consecrate the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering which was waved and which was offered from the ram of ordination, from the one which was for Aaron and from the one which was for his sons.
And the LORD gave them rest on every side, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers, and no one of all their enemies stood before them; the LORD gave all their enemies into their hand.
"Aram was your customer because of the abundance of your goods; they paid for your wares with emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral and rubies.
"It shall be square and folded double, a span in length and a span in width.
Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.
"Did he not himself say to me, 'She is my sister'? And she herself said, 'He is my brother ' In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this."
"Gather together and hear, O sons of Jacob; And listen to Israel your father.
and that which you sow, you do not sow the body which is to be, but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of something else.
For each time I speak, I cry aloud; I proclaim violence and destruction, Because for me the word of the LORD has resulted In reproach and derision all day long.
and he drove away all his livestock and all his property which he had gathered, his acquired livestock which he had gathered in Paddan-aram, to go to the land of Canaan to his father Isaac.
"The sons of Dedan were your traders Many coastlands were your market; ivory tusks and ebony they brought as your payment.
"Are we not reckoned by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and has also entirely consumed our purchase price.
My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
"Make your baggage ready for exile, O daughter dwelling in Egypt, For Memphis will become a desolation; It will even be burned down and bereft of inhabitants.
therefore, behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when this place will no longer be called Topheth or the valley of Ben-hinnom, but rather the valley of Slaughter.
"But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing And her people for gladness.
Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.
"I will winnow them with a winnowing fork At the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy My people; They did not repent of their ways.
And were on many waters. The grain of the Nile, the harvest of the River was her revenue; And she was the market of nations.
When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.
"For truly my words are not false; One who is perfect in knowledge is with you.
He fought also with the king of the Ammonites and prevailed over them so that the Ammonites gave him during that year one hundred talents of silver, ten thousand kors of wheat and ten thousand of barley. The Ammonites also paid him this amount in the second and in the third year.
And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David; and Ahaz his son became king in his place.
Then Jehoiada the priest gave to the captains of hundreds the spears and the large and small shields which had been King David's, which were in the house of God.
The king said to him, "Do as he has spoken and fall upon him and bury him, that you may remove from me and from my father's house the blood which Joab shed without cause.
"But let no one enter the house of the LORD except the priests and the ministering Levites; they may enter, for they are holy. And let all the people keep the charge of the LORD.
So he said to her, "Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and said to him, 'Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it pleases you, I will give you a vineyard in its place.' But he said, 'I will not give you my vineyard.'"
But Micaiah said, "As the LORD lives, what my God says, that I will speak."
of the sons of Uzziel, Amminadab the chief, and 112 of his relatives.
The remnant of the sodomites who remained in the days of his father Asa, he expelled from the land.
for he said, 'Please let me go, since our family has a sacrifice in the city, and my brother has commanded me to attend. And now, if I have found favor in your sight, please let me get away that I may see my brothers.' For this reason he has not come to the king's table."
except for his relatives who are nearest to him, his mother and his father and his son and his daughter and his brother,
So Achish gave him Ziklag that day; therefore Ziklag has belonged to the kings of Judah to this day.
"On the seventh day the priest shall look at the infection, and if the scale has not spread and no yellowish hair has grown in it, and the appearance of the scale is no deeper than the skin,
'I have not eaten of it while mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor offered any of it to the dead. I have listened to the voice of the LORD my God; I have done according to all that You have commanded me.
"It shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him from the LORD'S offerings by fire, his portion forever."
"I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your hands and a necklace around your neck.
"The holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him, that in them they may be anointed and ordained.
All these were the cities of the sons of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.
and say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrance to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "O Tyre, you have said, 'I am perfect in beauty.'
But they said, "Should he treat our sister as a harlot?"
"In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall have the Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.
The man shapes iron into a cutting tool and does his work over the coals, fashioning it with hammers and working it with his strong arm. He also gets hungry and his strength fails; he drinks no water and becomes weary.
"So My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations They will have no place in the council of My people, nor will they be written down in the register of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel, that you may know that I am the Lord GOD.
The sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
but he will say, 'I am not a prophet; I am a tiller of the ground, for a man sold me as a slave in my youth.'
say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand."'
Break forth, shout joyfully together, You waste places of Jerusalem; For the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem.
Then he brought me to the nave and measured the side pillars; six cubits wide on each side was the width of the side pillar.
"Say now to the rebellious house, 'Do you not know what these things mean?' Say, 'Behold, the king of Babylon came to Jerusalem, took its king and princes and brought them to him in Babylon.
"Nor do they lie beside the fallen heroes of the uncircumcised, who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war and whose swords were laid under their heads; but the punishment for their iniquity rested on their bones, though the terror of these heroes was once in the land of the living.
"And the LORD has sent to you all His servants the prophets again and again, but you have not listened nor inclined your ear to hear,
then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of old, and I will make you dwell in the lower parts of the earth, like the ancient waste places, with those who go down to the pit, so that you will not be inhabited; but I will set glory in the land of the living.
"Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for nothing; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.
The shephanim are not mighty people, Yet they make their houses in the rocks;
There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works like Yours.
and for the service for the house of God they gave 5,000 talents and 10,000 darics of gold, and 10,000 talents of silver, and 18,000 talents of brass, and 100,000 talents of iron.
That He may turn man aside from his conduct, And keep man from pride;
So Job opens his mouth emptily; He multiplies words without knowledge."
Then I gave an order and they cleansed the rooms; and I returned there the utensils of the house of God with the grain offerings and the frankincense.
And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah and Hananiah, with the trumpets;
He appointed judges in the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city.
The sons of the Levites carried the ark of God on their shoulders with the poles thereon, as Moses had commanded according to the word of the LORD.
of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chief, and 200 of his relatives;
"If he withdraws into a city, then all Israel shall bring ropes to that city, and we will drag it into the valley until not even a small stone is found there."
And David said to Abishai, "Now Sheba the son of Bichri will do us more harm than Absalom; take your lord's servants and pursue him, so that he does not find for himself fortified cities and escape from our sight."
'You are my brothers; you are my bone and my flesh. Why then should you be the last to bring back the king?'
'Cursed is he who misleads a blind person on the road.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
"Our father died in the wilderness, yet he was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but he died in his own sin, and he had no sons.
"We made a raid on the Negev of the Cherethites, and on that which belongs to Judah, and on the Negev of Caleb, and we burned Ziklag with fire."
Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan, and Saul vowed, "As the LORD lives, he shall not be put to death."
When they were near Jebus, the day was almost gone; and the servant said to his master, "Please come, and let us turn aside into this city of the Jebusites and spend the night in it."
Then 3,000 men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam and said to Samson, "Do you not know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?" And he said to them, "As they did to me, so I have done to them."
Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD caused all that he did to prosper in his hand.
For you will heap burning coals on his head, And the LORD will reward you.
"Edom shall be a possession, Seir, its enemies, also will be a possession, While Israel performs valiantly.
'He shall not defile himself as a relative by marriage among his people, and so profane himself.
As they journeyed, there was a great terror upon the cities which were around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.
The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night.
The Jews also joined in the attack, asserting that these things were so.
The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; His sin is stored up.
"Therefore behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "That I will cause a trumpet blast of war to be heard Against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon; And it will become a desolate heap, And her towns will be set on fire Then Israel will take possession of his possessors," Says the LORD.
What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.
"Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle; you will not do it again!
They go from strength to strength, Every one of them appears before God in Zion.
His prayer also and how God was entreated by him, and all his sin, his unfaithfulness, and the sites on which he built high places and erected the Asherim and the carved images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the records of the Hozai.
The lot to the east fell to Shelemiah. Then they cast lots for his son Zechariah, a counselor with insight, and his lot came out to the north.
God was displeased with this thing, so He struck Israel.
They went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the temporary shelters with the thirty-two kings who helped him.
David took the shields of gold which were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
When he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David's brother, killed him.
These, recorded by name, came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and attacked their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and destroyed them utterly to this day, and lived in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks.
So David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines; and he led away their livestock and struck them with a great slaughter. Thus David delivered the inhabitants of Keilah.
They went up and camped at Kiriath-jearim in Judah. Therefore they called that place Mahaneh-dan to this day; behold, it is west of Kiriath-jearim.
Now to the one half-tribe of Manasseh Moses had given a possession in Bashan, but to the other half Joshua gave a possession among their brothers westward beyond the Jordan. So when Joshua sent them away to their tents, he blessed them,
And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD, and there Joshua divided the land to the sons of Israel according to their divisions.
'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother; you shall not approach his wife, she is your aunt.
and all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah as far as the western sea,
'Outside the sword will bereave, And inside terror-- Both young man and virgin, The nursling with the man of gray hair.
"This is what the LORD has commanded concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, 'Let them marry whom they wish; only they must marry within the family of the tribe of their father.'
"The LORD will do to them just as He did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, and to their land, when He destroyed them.
"It is the LORD your God who will cross ahead of you; He will destroy these nations before you, and you shall dispossess them Joshua is the one who will cross ahead of you, just as the LORD has spoken.
'On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.
nor shall he go out of the sanctuary nor profane the sanctuary of his God, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him; I am the LORD.
across the Jordan, in the valley opposite Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites who lived at Heshbon, whom Moses and the sons of Israel defeated when they came out from Egypt.
Laban also gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid.
"Say to them, 'If any man among all your descendants throughout your generations approaches the holy gifts which the sons of Israel dedicate to the LORD, while he has an uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from before Me; I am the LORD.
"For the tribe of the sons of Reuben have received theirs according to their fathers' households, and the tribe of the sons of Gad according to their fathers' households, and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received their possession.
'Let every skillful man among you come, and make all that the LORD has commanded:
Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers pasturing the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them." And he said to him, "I will go."
"My lord, listen to me; a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and you? So bury your dead."
All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
"The Babylonians came to her to the bed of love and defiled her with their harlotry. And when she had been defiled by them, she became disgusted with them.
He also chose David His servant And took him from the sheepfolds;
When it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob had fled,
"Ethiopia, Put, Lud, all Arabia, Libya and the people of the land that is in league will fall with them by the sword."
So Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan displeased his father Isaac;
"Thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I am going to give over Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt to the hand of his enemies, to the hand of those who seek his life, just as I gave over Zedekiah king of Judah to the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, who was his enemy and was seeking his life.'"
And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king's son, Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel to seize Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet, but the LORD hid them.
But now the LORD speaks, saying, "Within three years, as a hired man would count them, the glory of Moab will be degraded along with all his great population, and his remnant will be very small and impotent."
the men, the women, the children, the king's daughters and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan, together with Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch the son of Neriah--
"Yet you have not called on Me, O Jacob; But you have become weary of Me, O Israel.
'Ask now, and see If a male can give birth. Why do I see every man With his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale?
"When she lifts herself on high, She laughs at the horse and his rider.
And He called for a famine upon the land; He broke the whole staff of bread.
Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders.
"Now men do not see the light which is bright in the skies; But the wind has passed and cleared them.
"For Job has said, 'I am righteous, But God has taken away my right;
Then King Hezekiah arose early and assembled the princes of the city and went up to the house of the LORD.
'The congregation shall deliver the manslayer from the hand of the blood avenger, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge to which he fled; and he shall live in it until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil.
"Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living And concealed from the birds of the sky.
Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly.
It came about on the next day when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.
As the king passed by, he cried to the king and said, "Your servant went out into the midst of the battle; and behold, a man turned aside and brought a man to me and said, 'Guard this man; if for any reason he is missing, then your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.'
The Ammonites also gave tribute to Uzziah, and his fame extended to the border of Egypt, for he became very strong.
and you shall offer as the drink offering one-half a hin of wine as an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD.
the third for Harim, the fourth for Seorim,
'Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the lands, destroying them completely. So will you be spared?
There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west.
He was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.
Thus Zimri destroyed all the household of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which He spoke against Baasha through Jehu the prophet,
and the priest shall offer them, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering So the priest shall make atonement on his behalf before the LORD because of his discharge.
"For I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no man shall covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.
"They shall be on Aaron and on his sons when they enter the tent of meeting, or when they approach the altar to minister in the holy place, so that they do not incur guilt and die It shall be a statute forever to him and to his descendants after him.
"Now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
From the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its pasture lands, Geba with its pasture lands,
Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.
Meanwhile, the man was gazing at her in silence, to know whether the LORD had made his journey successful or not.
And they began laughing at Him, knowing that she had died.
"I will feed My flock and I will lead them to rest," declares the Lord GOD.
Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also stretch out My hand against Edom and cut off man and beast from it And I will lay it waste; from Teman even to Dedan they will fall by the sword.
Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the arrogant men said to Jeremiah, "You are telling a lie! The LORD our God has not sent you to say, 'You are not to enter Egypt to reside there';
For the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon, And her mighty men will be captured, Their bows are shattered; For the LORD is a God of recompense, He will fully repay.
"I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hand of those who seek their life; and I will give over their carcasses as food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth.
"Their nobles have sent their servants for water; They have come to the cisterns and found no water They have returned with their vessels empty; They have been put to shame and humiliated, And they cover their heads.
And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
Now Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces that were in the field came to Gedaliah at Mizpah
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
Therefore thus says the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: "Jacob shall not now be ashamed, nor shall his face now turn pale;
Neither have I learned wisdom, Nor do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.
"He scorns the tumult of the city, The shoutings of the driver he does not hear.
"Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, So that an abundance of water will cover you?
"I would learn the words which He would answer, And perceive what He would say to me.
So all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel and Nehemiah gave the portions due the singers and the gatekeepers as each day required, and set apart the consecrated portion for the Levites, and the Levites set apart the consecrated portion for the sons of Aaron.
"I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and not be moved again; and the wicked will not waste them anymore as formerly,
to establish these days of Purim at their appointed times, just as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had established for them, and just as they had established for themselves and for their descendants with instructions for their times of fasting and their lamentations.
It was very displeasing to me, so I threw all of Tobiah's household goods out of the room.
Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, "Hear the word of the LORD.
"Thus says the whole congregation of the LORD, 'What is this unfaithful act which you have committed against the God of Israel, turning away from following the LORD this day, by building yourselves an altar, to rebel against the LORD this day?
then you shall select for yourselves cities to be your cities of refuge, that the manslayer who has killed any person unintentionally may flee there.
The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and a bronze capital was on it; the height of the capital was three cubits, with a network and pomegranates on the capital all around, all of bronze. And the second pillar was like these with network.
"So shall their blood return on the head of Joab and on the head of his descendants forever; but to David and his descendants and his house and his throne, may there be peace from the LORD forever."
Moreover, he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to play the harlot and led Judah astray.
Yet the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David because of the covenant which He had made with David, and since He had promised to give a lamp to him and his sons forever.
then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails.
Judah was defeated by Israel, and they fled each to his tent.
"So look, and learn about all the hiding places where he hides himself and return to me with certainty, and I will go with you; and if he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah."
Now God met Balaam, and he said to Him, "I have set up the seven altars, and I have offered up a bull and a ram on each altar."
From there it continued eastward toward the sunrise to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin, and it proceeded to Rimmon which stretches to Neah.
They did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on two came forward,
'Thus you are to keep My charge, that you do not practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you, so as not to defile yourselves with them; I am the LORD your God.'"
and write Aaron's name on the rod of Levi; for there is one rod for the head of each of their fathers' households.
"Outside the veil of testimony in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall keep it in order from evening to morning before the LORD continually; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations.
and you shall set the turban on his head and put the holy crown on the turban.
Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son.
But he denied it, saying, "Woman, I do not know Him."
and you shall say, 'Behold, your servant Jacob also is behind us.'" For he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me. Then afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me."
Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, "Behold, certainly she is your wife! How then did you say, 'She is my sister'?" And Isaac said to him, "Because I said, 'I might die on account of her.'"
"Because you have had everlasting enmity and have delivered the sons of Israel to the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, at the time of the punishment of the end,
"Son of man, set your face toward Sidon, prophesy against her
"The wild donkeys stand on the bare heights; They pant for air like jackals, Their eyes fail For there is no vegetation.
"I bring near My righteousness, it is not far off; And My salvation will not delay And I will grant salvation in Zion, And My glory for Israel.
"Go and say to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of your father David, "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will add fifteen years to your life.
"Can your heart endure, or can your hands be strong in the days that I will deal with you? I, the LORD, have spoken and will act.
"Will you judge them, will you judge them, son of man? Make them know the abominations of their fathers;
Therefore, a curse devours the earth, and those who live in it are held guilty Therefore, the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left.
"For thus says the LORD, 'I have heard a sound of terror, Of dread, and there is no peace.
"You have not heard, you have not known Even from long ago your ear has not been open, Because I knew that you would deal very treacherously; And you have been called a rebel from birth.
For thus says the LORD, "Do not enter a house of mourning, or go to lament or to console them; for I have withdrawn My peace from this people," declares the LORD, "My lovingkindness and compassion.
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.
God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after God.
To You they cried out and were delivered; In You they trusted and were not disappointed.
He has said, "You shall exult no more, O crushed virgin daughter of Sidon Arise, pass over to Cyprus; even there you will find no rest."
God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne.
Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.
That Your way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations.
They open wide their mouth at me, As a ravening and a roaring lion.
From the brightness before Him passed His thick clouds, Hailstones and coals of fire.
"From there he spies out food; His eyes see it from afar.
"Will you trust him because his strength is great And leave your labor to him?
"I go about mourning without comfort; I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.
"Your wickedness is for a man like yourself, And your righteousness is for a son of man.
"I chose a way for them and sat as chief, And dwelt as a king among the troops, As one who comforted the mourners.
When he prayed to Him, He was moved by his entreaty and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem to his kingdom Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God.
Joash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "The thorn bush which was in Lebanon sent to the cedar which was in Lebanon, saying, 'Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon and trampled the thorn bush.
all the valiant men rose and walked all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and they came to Jabesh and burned them there.
Thus Joash the king did not remember the kindness which his father Jehoiada had shown him, but he murdered his son. And as he died he said, "May the LORD see and avenge!"
Now it came about after this that Joash decided to restore the house of the LORD.
Then all the people tore off the gold rings which were in their ears and brought them to Aaron.
He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
and He has brought us to this place and has given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Then the Gibeonites said to him, "We have no concern of silver or gold with Saul or his house, nor is it for us to put any man to death in Israel." And he said, "I will do for you whatever you say."
"For I know your rebellion and your stubbornness; behold, while I am still alive with you today, you have been rebellious against the LORD; how much more, then, after my death?
So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
But all Israel and Judah loved David, and he went out and came in before them.
Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
"Do this: take censers for yourselves, Korah and all your company,
"Your sail was of fine embroidered linen from Egypt So that it became your distinguishing mark; Your awning was blue and purple from the coastlands of Elishah.
Also God returned all the wickedness of the men of Shechem on their heads, and the curse of Jotham the son of Jerubbaal came upon them.
you shall take five shekels apiece, per head; you shall take them in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs),
The sons of Israel captured the women of Midian and their little ones; and all their cattle and all their flocks and all their goods they plundered.
They said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.
"The total of the numbered men of the camp of Dan was 157,600. They shall set out last by their standards."
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "I will make a violent wind break out in My wrath. There will also be in My anger a flooding rain and hailstones to consume it in wrath.
so that he will not profane his offspring among his people; for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.'"
"Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise, break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and throw your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water.
Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to Baruch the son of Neriah, the scribe, and he wrote on it at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire; and many similar words were added to them.
'I will make them a terror and an evil for all the kingdoms of the earth, as a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse in all places where I will scatter them.
He sends forth springs in the valleys; They flow between the mountains;
"Yet you said, 'I will be a queen forever ' These things you did not consider Nor remember the outcome of them.
Now these are the words which the LORD spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah:
The LORD said, "Surely I will set you free for purposes of good; Surely I will cause the enemy to make supplication to you In a time of disaster and a time of distress.
My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word.
"You will winnow them, and the wind will carry them away, And the storm will scatter them; But you will rejoice in the LORD, You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.
"Now I will arise," says the LORD, "Now I will be exalted, now I will be lifted up.
Then the lookout called, "O Lord, I stand continually by day on the watchtower, And I am stationed every night at my guard post.
Let his children be fatherless And his wife a widow.
Israel also came into Egypt; Thus Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness."
For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your glory dwells.
Then the men who were designated by name arose, took the captives, and they clothed all their naked ones from the spoil; and they gave them clothes and sandals, fed them and gave them drink, anointed them with oil, led all their feeble ones on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers; then they returned to Samaria.
So the men of his city, the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent word to them, just as it was written in the letters which she had sent them.
'Hear, now, and I will speak; I will ask You, and You instruct me.'
They sacrificed to the LORD that day 700 oxen and 7,000 sheep from the spoil they had brought.
"On the right hand their brood arises; They thrust aside my feet and build up against me their ways of destruction.
She took the pan and dished them out before him, but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, "Have everyone go out from me." So everyone went out from him.
"How much less when you say you do not behold Him, The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!
For Obed-edom it fell to the south, and to his sons went the storehouse.
Then the king of Babylon struck them down and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was led away into exile from its land.
the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
Then two hundred men went with Absalom from Jerusalem, who were invited and went innocently, and they did not know anything.
Eliel and Obed and Jaasiel the Mezobaite.
He brought into the house of the LORD the dedicated things of his father and his own dedicated things: silver and gold and utensils.
So the king said, "Whoever speaks to you, bring him to me, and he will not touch you anymore."
'Next Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and sprinkle some of its blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times.
Joab replied, "Far be it, far be it from me that I should swallow up or destroy!
"But if her father should forbid her on the day he hears of it, none of her vows or her obligations by which she has bound herself shall stand; and the LORD will forgive her because her father had forbidden her.
Saul said, "Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son." And Jonathan was taken.
"I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too difficult for me May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil."
Her father said, "I really thought that you hated her intensely; so I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger sister more beautiful than she? Please let her be yours instead."
These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those who were numbered of them, 32,500. These are the sons of Joseph according to their families.
and all the villages which were around these cities as far as Baalath-beer, Ramah of the Negev. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Simeon according to their families.
And lo, from the Nile there came up seven cows, sleek and fat; and they grazed in the marsh grass.
"Nevertheless Kain will be consumed; How long will Asshur keep you captive?"
'But if a priest's daughter becomes a widow or divorced, and has no child and returns to her father's house as in her youth, she shall eat of her father's food; but no layman shall eat of it.
'He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the LORD.
"Also the tree of the field will yield its fruit and the earth will yield its increase, and they will be secure on their land Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them.
"The priest shall look, and if the scab has spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is leprosy.
"This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service in the tent of meeting, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest."
"Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl in marriage."
and the seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said, then there was famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
"I signed and sealed the deed, and called in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on the scales.
Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he did not let the sons of Israel go, just as the LORD had spoken through Moses.
'The cedars in God's garden could not match it; The cypresses could not compare with its boughs, And the plane trees could not match its branches No tree in God's garden could compare with it in its beauty.
"Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high.
"Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, behold, it has not been bound up for healing or wrapped with a bandage, that it may be strong to hold the sword.
For our transgressions are multiplied before You, And our sins testify against us; For our transgressions are with us, And we know our iniquities:
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because Moab and Seir say, 'Behold, the house of Judah is like all the nations,'
He who vindicates Me is near; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand up to each other; Who has a case against Me? Let him draw near to Me.
O LORD, Your hand is lifted up yet they do not see it They see Your zeal for the people and are put to shame; Indeed, fire will devour Your enemies.
Go up, you horses, and drive madly, you chariots, That the mighty men may march forward: Ethiopia and Put, that handle the shield, And the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
To make their land a desolation, An object of perpetual hissing; Everyone who passes by it will be astonished And shake his head.
Was it not You who dried up the sea, The waters of the great deep; Who made the depths of the sea a pathway For the redeemed to cross over?
Let them give glory to the LORD And declare His praise in the coastlands.
Before the LORD, for He is coming, For He is coming to judge the earth He will judge the world in righteousness And the peoples in His faithfulness.
Who is like the LORD our God, Who is enthroned on high,
All the nations are as nothing before Him, They are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless.
Heshbon and Elealeh also cry out, Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz; Therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud; His soul trembles within him.
"Nothing on earth is like him, One made without fear.
"The princes stopped talking And put their hands on their mouths;
and that they might bring the first fruits of our ground and the first fruits of all the fruit of every tree to the house of the LORD annually,
Should I lie concerning my right? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.'
Some from among the heads of fathers' households gave to the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 gold drachmas, 50 basins, 530 priests' garments.
They made a proclamation in Judah and Jerusalem to bring to the LORD the levy fixed by Moses the servant of God on Israel in the wilderness.
The second choir proceeded to the left, while I followed them with half of the people on the wall, above the Tower of Furnaces, to the Broad Wall,
And with them were Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud, and with instruments for the songs of God, and the sons of Jeduthun for the gate.
Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth,
"The refined and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and refinement, shall be hostile toward the husband she cherishes and toward her son and daughter,
Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him,
'Or for a ram you shall prepare as a grain offering two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-third of a hin of oil;
Now the king and all Israel with him offered sacrifice before the LORD.
"And who will listen to you in this matter? For as his share is who goes down to the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage; they shall share alike."
"However, if it does not make peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it.
"This shall be yours from the most holy gifts reserved from the fire; every offering of theirs, even every grain offering and every sin offering and every guilt offering, which they shall render to Me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons.
and Ain with its pasture lands and Juttah with its pasture lands and Beth-shemesh with its pasture lands; nine cities from these two tribes.
Their territory was Helkath and Hali and Beten and Achshaph,
The sons of Judah were Er and Onan, but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.
So he said, "Bring it to me, and I will eat of my son's game, that I may bless you." And he brought it to him, and he ate; he also brought him wine and he drank.
"Now this is the duty of their loads, for all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle and its bars and its pillars and its sockets,
"Did you not see a false vision and speak a lying divination when you said, 'The LORD declares,' but it is not I who have spoken?"'"
Now when the news was heard in Pharaoh's house that Joseph's brothers had come, it pleased Pharaoh and his servants.
Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau, and Basemath bore Reuel,
'Who is like Me? Let him proclaim and declare it; Yes, let him recount it to Me in order, From the time that I established the ancient nation. And let them declare to them the things that are coming And the events that are going to take place.
The word of the LORD came again to me saying,
'Their leader shall be one of them, And their ruler shall come forth from their midst; And I will bring him near and he shall approach Me; For who would dare to risk his life to approach Me?' declares the LORD.
As Jeremiah was still not going back, he said, "Go on back then to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has appointed over the cities of Judah, and stay with him among the people; or else go anywhere it seems right for you to go " So the captain of the bodyguard gave him a ration and a gift and let him go.
"After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, then I prayed to the LORD, saying,
Then Jeremiah came from Topheth, where the LORD had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the court of the LORD'S house and said to all the people:
"Whereas you have been forsaken and hated With no one passing through, I will make you an everlasting pride, A joy from generation to generation.
"The surviving remnant of the house of Judah will again take root downward and bear fruit upward.
Then King Jehoiakim sent men to Egypt: Elnathan the son of Achbor and certain men with him went into Egypt.
Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came out to him.
Then they burned the house of God and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, and burned all its fortified buildings with fire and destroyed all its valuable articles.
For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.
The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
Kings' daughters are among Your noble ladies; At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; Surely I will bring added woes upon Dimon, A lion upon the fugitives of Moab and upon the remnant of the land.
You have given a banner to those who fear You, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
"At night it pierces my bones within me, And my gnawing pains take no rest.
Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer Nor His lovingkindness from me.
"He sinks a shaft far from habitation, Forgotten by the foot; They hang and swing to and fro far from men.
"But if they do not hear, they shall perish by the sword And they will die without knowledge.
then the girl's father and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of the girl's virginity to the elders of the city at the gate.
And the LORD sent an angel who destroyed every mighty warrior, commander and officer in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned in shame to his own land. And when he had entered the temple of his god, some of his own children killed him there with the sword.
"Let there be a treaty between you and me, as between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me."
At the Parbar on the west there were four at the highway and two at the Parbar.
Then he said, "Go." So he sent her away for two months; and she left with her companions, and wept on the mountains because of her virginity.
The sons of Moses were Gershom and Eliezer.
Nevertheless, the king's word prevailed against Joab. Therefore, Joab departed and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.
When a certain man saw it, he told Joab and said, "Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak."
The king said to him, "Go in peace." So he arose and went to Hebron.
Thus David said to the Gibeonites, "What should I do for you? And how can I make atonement that you may bless the inheritance of the LORD?"
'Who is the man that has planted a vineyard and has not begun to use its fruit? Let him depart and return to his house, otherwise he might die in the battle and another man would begin to use its fruit.
David had also taken Ahinoam of Jezreel, and they both became his wives.
Now the lot of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin came up according to their families, and the territory of their lot lay between the sons of Judah and the sons of Joseph.
All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the sons of Israel were forty-eight cities with their pasture lands.
"Then die on the mountain where you ascend, and be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people,
'You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be brought outside the camp and be slaughtered in his presence.
"The priest shall look at him again on the seventh day, and if the infection has faded and the mark has not spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean; it is only a scab. And he shall wash his clothes and be clean.
Moses also charged the people on that day, saying,
His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.
"The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have the same measurements.
So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
"From Aroer which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon and from the city which is in the valley, even to Gilead, there was no city that was too high for us; the LORD our God delivered all over to us.
"Be hostile to the Midianites and strike them;
"The elders of Gebal and her wise men were with you repairing your seams; All the ships of the sea and their sailors were with you in order to deal in your merchandise.
So Abraham rose and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.
oppresses the poor and needy, commits robbery, does not restore a pledge, but lifts up his eyes to the idols and commits abomination,
"You shall say to the rebellious ones, to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Enough of all your abominations, O house of Israel,
"As for you, My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, you are men, and I am your God," declares the Lord GOD.
"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back, bear now the punishment of your lewdness and your harlotries.'"
"Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt and prophesy against him and against all Egypt.
"But they, righteous men, will judge them with the judgment of adulteresses and with the judgment of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.
"I will set My face against that man and make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from among My people. So you will know that I am the LORD.
And the word of the LORD came to me saying,
Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,
Shake yourself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem; Loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
For the LORD will execute judgment by fire And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the LORD will be many.
But when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, They will sanctify My name; Indeed, they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob And will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses.
By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea;
Now as for me, I said in my prosperity, "I will never be moved."
Who has planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, Whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the honored of the earth?
Do not hide Your face from me, Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not abandon me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation!
"Water becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.
You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me, And I destroyed those who hated me.
"After it, a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice, And He does not restrain the lightnings when His voice is heard.
"For He does not need to consider a man further, That he should go before God in judgment.
"Then I would speak and not fear Him; But I am not like that in myself.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD dispossessed before the sons of Israel.
Now they began the consecration on the first day of the first month, and on the eighth day of the month they entered the porch of the LORD. Then they consecrated the house of the LORD in eight days, and finished on the sixteenth day of the first month.
He stationed all the people, each man with his weapon in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, by the altar and by the house, around the king.
Now David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.
Now when Jehoiada reached a ripe old age he died; he was one hundred and thirty years old at his death.
and charges her with shameful deeds and publicly defames her, and says, 'I took this woman, but when I came near her, I did not find her a virgin,'
But he did not number Levi and Benjamin among them, for the king's command was abhorrent to Joab.
Elam the fifth, Johanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh.
even from the day that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel. And I will subdue all your enemies. Moreover, I tell you that the LORD will build a house for you.
"Now, my son, the LORD be with you that you may be successful, and build the house of the LORD your God just as He has spoken concerning you.
These are the names of the children born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and said to him, "What did these men say, and from where have they come to you?" And Hezekiah said, "They have come from a far country, from Babylon."
The sons of Eshek his brother were Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second and Eliphelet the third.
The battle went heavily against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was badly wounded by the archers.
So while he slept, Delilah took the seven locks of his hair and wove them into the web]. And she fastened it with the pin and said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" But he awoke from his sleep and pulled out the pin of the loom and the web.
'Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you.
When it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done,
So he went another way and did not return by the way which he came to Bethel.
"But if they say, 'Come up to us,' then we will go up, for the LORD has given them into our hands; and this shall be the sign to us."
"Yet your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times; however, God did not allow him to hurt me.
When Hushai had come to Absalom, Absalom said to him, "Ahithophel has spoken thus. Shall we carry out his plan? If not, you speak."
"The LORD saw this, and spurned them Because of the provocation of His sons and daughters.
Laban gathered all the men of the place and made a feast.
'Everyone who is left in your house will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver or a loaf of bread and say, "Please assign me to one of the priest's offices so that I may eat a piece of bread."'"
"You shall take the garments, and put on Aaron the tunic and the robe of the ephod and the ephod and the breastpiece, and gird him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod;
"Behold, I am standing by the spring, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water;
"Command the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you enter the land of Canaan, this is the land that shall fall to you as an inheritance, even the land of Canaan according to its borders.
'These the LORD had commanded to be given them from the sons of Israel in the day that He anointed them. It is their due forever throughout their generations.'"
Then Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain and to restore every man's money in his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. And thus it was done for them.
"The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,
"They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became food for every beast of the field and were scattered.
Afterward she bore a daughter and named her Dinah.
So let no one despise him But send him on his way in peace, so that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brethren.
"You shall divide it by lot for an inheritance among yourselves and among the aliens who stay in your midst, who bring forth sons in your midst And they shall be to you as the native-born among the sons of Israel; they shall be allotted an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.
So they were seeking for Jesus, and were saying to one another as they stood in the temple, "What do you think; that He will not come to the feast at all?"
"And there will be no more for the house of Israel a prickling brier or a painful thorn from any round about them who scorned them; then they will know that I am the Lord GOD."
"Persia and Lud and Put were in your army, your men of war. They hung shield and helmet in you; they set forth your splendor.
if it does evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will think better of the good with which I had promised to bless it.
"I will make Pathros desolate, Set a fire in Zoan And execute judgments on Thebes.
"Behold, the storm of the LORD has gone forth in wrath, Even a whirling tempest; It will swirl down on the head of the wicked.
"Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and speak against the sanctuaries and prophesy against the land of Israel;
Behold, the tempest of the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, A sweeping tempest; It will burst on the head of the wicked.
And she forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may trample them.
At evening time, behold, there is terror! Before morning they are no more. Such will be the portion of those who plunder us And the lot of those who pillage us.
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; He is weary of bringing it to his mouth again.
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.
besides their male and their female servants, of whom there were 7,337; and they had 245 male and female singers.
"Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with the LORD God of Israel, that His burning anger may turn away from us.
So they conspired against him and at the command of the king they stoned him to death in the court of the house of the LORD.
The sons of Judah also captured 10,000 alive and brought them to the top of the cliff and threw them down from the top of the cliff, so that they were all dashed to pieces.
and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with great terror and with signs and wonders;
"Yet, the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me from all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever For He has chosen Judah to be a leader; and in the house of Judah, my father's house, and among the sons of my father He took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel.
"The LORD will make the pestilence cling to you until He has consumed you from the land where you are entering to possess it.
Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh and Peullethai the eighth; God had indeed blessed him.
the seventeenth for Hezir, the eighteenth for Happizzez,
the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah,
"If he says, 'It is good,' your servant will be safe; but if he is very angry, know that he has decided on evil.
So Micah consecrated the Levite, and the young man became his priest and lived in the house of Micah.
"You shall take the atonement money from the sons of Israel and shall give it for the service of the tent of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the sons of Israel before the LORD, to make atonement for yourselves."
These are the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the households of the tribes of the sons of Israel distributed by lot in Shiloh before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting. So they finished dividing the land.
'Then the land will yield its produce, so that you can eat your fill and live securely on it.
Then Moses said, "Dedicate yourselves today to the LORD--for every man has been against his son and against his brother--in order that He may bestow a blessing upon you today."
"You shall therefore obey the LORD your God, and do His commandments and His statutes which I command you today."
So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, "In my dream, behold, there was a vine in front of me;
'You shall draw a line from Mount Hor to the Lebo-hamath, and the termination of the border shall be at Zedad;
Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I have had a dream, but no one can interpret it; and I have heard it said about you, that when you hear a dream you can interpret it."
He blessed them that day, saying, "By you Israel will pronounce blessing, saying, 'May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh!'" Thus he put Ephraim before Manasseh.
Jacob said, "No, please, if now I have found favor in your sight, then take my present from my hand, for I see your face as one sees the face of God, and you have received me favorably.
and ran about that whole country and began to carry here and there on their pallets those who were sick, to the place they heard He was.
"As a soothing aroma I will accept you when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered; and I will prove Myself holy among you in the sight of the nations.
so that you may remember and be ashamed and never open your mouth anymore because of your humiliation, when I have forgiven you for all that you have done," the Lord GOD declares.
Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you; settle wherever you please."
In the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
"For when they had slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My sanctuary on the same day to profane it; and lo, thus they did within My house.
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also destroy the idols And make the images cease from Memphis. And there will no longer be a prince in the land of Egypt; And I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
in order that the house of Israel may no longer stray from Me and no longer defile themselves with all their transgressions Thus they will be My people, and I shall be their God,"' declares the Lord GOD."
The canals will emit a stench, The streams of Egypt will thin out and dry up; The reeds and rushes will rot away.
"Then you are to break the jar in the sight of the men who accompany you
"Israel is a scattered flock, the lions have driven them away The first one who devoured him was the king of Assyria, and this last one who has broken his bones is Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
But as soon as Jeremiah, whom the LORD their God had sent, had finished telling all the people all the words of the LORD their God--that is, all these words--
Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests and in the presence of all the people who were standing in the house of the LORD,
Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent word to Hezekiah, saying, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Because you have prayed to Me about Sennacherib king of Assyria,
He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence Who sends a message by the hand of a fool.
O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him?
The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man's hands.
As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright; For the man of peace will have a posterity.
When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.
Let my cry come before You, O LORD; Give me understanding according to Your word.
In his days may the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.
"Its noise declares His presence; The cattle also, concerning what is coming up.
and give to my son Solomon a perfect heart to keep Your commandments, Your testimonies and Your statutes, and to do them all, and to build the temple, for which I have made provision."
"Behold, I waited for your words, I listened to your reasonings, While you pondered what to say.
"Among the bushes they cry out; Under the nettles they are gathered together.
So that they dwell in dreadful valleys, In holes of the earth and of the rocks.
All the priests of the high places who were there he slaughtered on the altars and burned human bones on them; then he returned to Jerusalem.
All these, being men of war who could draw up in battle formation, came to Hebron with a perfect heart to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one mind to make David king.
and from the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri and Jeiel; and from the sons of Asaph, Zechariah and Mattaniah;
the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah,
The son of Appaim was Ishi. And the son of Ishi was Sheshan. And the son of Sheshan was Ahlai.
Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land and said, "Please observe and see how this man is looking for trouble; for he sent to me for my wives and my children and my silver and my gold, and I did not refuse him."
Samson said to them, "Since you act like this, I will surely take revenge on you, but after that I will quit."
so that they may not teach you to do according to all their detestable things which they have done for their gods, so that you would sin against the LORD your God.
'He too, who eats some of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening, and the one who picks up its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
(Now the sons of Benjamin heard that the sons of Israel had gone up to Mizpah.) And the sons of Israel said, "Tell us, how did this wickedness take place?"
"If it agrees to make peace with you and opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall become your forced labor and shall serve you.
Edom, however, said to him, "You shall not pass through us, or I will come out with the sword against you."
'Thus you shall say to Joseph, "Please forgive, I beg you, the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong."' And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father." And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
"The pasture lands of the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall extend from the wall of the city outward a thousand cubits around.
"A thousand from each tribe of all the tribes of Israel you shall send to the war."
"The stones shall be according to the names of the sons of Israel: twelve, according to their names; they shall be like the engravings of a seal, each according to his name for the twelve tribes.
Then the chief cupbearer spoke to Pharaoh, saying, "I would make mention today of my own offenses.
"You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark with them.
"You shall make for yourself no molten gods.
"Baldness has come upon Gaza; Ashkelon has been ruined O remnant of their valley, How long will you gash yourself?
The sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel and Guni and Jezer and Shillem.
if he walks in My statutes and My ordinances so as to deal faithfully--he is righteous and will surely live," declares the Lord GOD.
So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him.
"The south side toward the south shall extend from Tamar as far as the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the brook of Egypt and to the Great Sea. This is the south side toward the south.
"Son of man, set your face toward the sons of Ammon and prophesy against them,
"Thus says the LORD, 'Yet again there will be heard in this place, of which you say, "It is a waste, without man and without beast," that is, in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without beast,
You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters were standing above the mountains.
Now in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the ninth month, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem proclaimed a fast before the LORD.
Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens!
Look, they keep saying to me, "Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come now!"
"Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter; I moan like a dove; My eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.
Micaiah said, "Therefore, hear the word of the LORD. I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing on His right and on His left.
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.
"His flesh wastes away from sight, And his bones which were not seen stick out.
"You shall have a full and just weight; you shall have a full and just measure, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
"Surely you have spoken in my hearing, And I have heard the sound of your words:
But Amaziah would not listen, for it was from God, that He might deliver them into the hand of Joash because they had sought the gods of Edom.
Now the first lot came out for Asaph to Joseph, the second for Gedaliah, he with his relatives and sons were twelve;
and said to them, "You are the heads of the fathers' households of the Levites; consecrate yourselves both you and your relatives, that you may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel to the place that I have prepared for it.
"Now therefore, put away the foreign gods which are in your midst, and incline your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel."
"But the men of Gibeah rose up against me and surrounded the house at night because of me They intended to kill me; instead, they ravished my concubine so that she died.
the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.
"The LORD drove out from before us all the peoples, even the Amorites who lived in the land. We also will serve the LORD, for He is our God."
'But I was not willing to listen to Balaam. So he had to bless you, and I delivered you from his hand.
Maon, Carmel and Ziph and Juttah,
And this regarding Judah; so he said, "Hear, O LORD, the voice of Judah, And bring him to his people. With his hands he contended for them, And may You be a help against his adversaries."
"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you cross over the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
'He shall not replace it or exchange it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good; or if he does exchange animal for animal, then both it and its substitute shall become holy.
Now the appointed duties of the sons of Merari involved the frames of the tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, all its equipment, and the service concerning them,
and his army, even their numbered men, 41,500.
When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on Ephraim's head, it displeased him; and he grasped his father's hand to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.
'But when the sun sets, he will be clean, and afterward he shall eat of the holy gifts, for it is his food.
But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.
Then Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the field of Moab, became king in his place; and the name of his city was Avith.
chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek. These are the chiefs descended from Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.
These are the sons of Ezer: Bilhan and Zaavan and Akan.
"They will burn your houses with fire and execute judgments on you in the sight of many women Then I will stop you from playing the harlot, and you will also no longer pay your lovers.
"Therefore David calls Him 'Lord,' and how is He his son?"
"But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations among whom they lived, in whose sight I made Myself known to them by bringing them out of the land of Egypt.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.
"For behold, I am going to arouse and bring up against Babylon A horde of great nations from the land of the north, And they will draw up their battle lines against her; From there she will be taken captive. Their arrows will be like an expert warrior Who does not return empty-handed.
"Behind the door and the doorpost You have set up your sign; Indeed, far removed from Me, you have uncovered yourself, And have gone up and made your bed wide. And you have made an agreement for yourself with them, You have loved their bed, You have looked on their manhood.
So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.
"For thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I am going to make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends; and while your eyes look on, they will fall by the sword of their enemies So I will give over all Judah to the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will carry them away as exiles to Babylon and will slay them with the sword.
For a cup is in the hand of the LORD, and the wine foams; It is well mixed, and He pours out of this; Surely all the wicked of the earth must drain and drink down its dregs.
So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and returned home and lived at Nineveh.
In return for my love they act as my accusers; But I am in prayer.
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me.
The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health.
No longer will the fool be called noble, Or the rogue be spoken of as generous.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; According to Your lovingkindness remember me, For Your goodness' sake, O LORD.
So all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard broke down the walls around Jerusalem.
"Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, The thundering of His pavilion?
And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men his anger burned.
the sons of Keros, the sons of Siaha, the sons of Padon,
He took the captains of hundreds, the nobles, the rulers of the people and all the people of the land, and brought the king down from the house of the LORD, and came through the upper gate to the king's house. And they placed the king upon the royal throne.
"But the LORD your God you shall fear; and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies."
and from the sons of Heman, Jehiel and Shimei; and from the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and Uzziel.
About ten days later, the LORD struck Nabal and he died.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
"He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
He took his stand between the dead and the living, so that the plague was checked.
For when the people were numbered, behold, not one of the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead was there.
Ain, Rimmon and Ether and Ashan; four cities with their villages;
Joshua struck them from Kadesh-barnea even as far as Gaza, and all the country of Goshen even as far as Gibeon.
These are those who were numbered of the Levites according to their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites.
And she put the skins of the young goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.
so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.'"
and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond;
From there they set out and camped in Wadi Zered.
"You shall make loops of blue on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set, and likewise you shall make them on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second set.
Then he made the altar of incense of acacia wood: a cubit long and a cubit wide, square, and two cubits high; its horns were of one piece with it.
"Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt;
Joseph remembered the dreams which he had about them, and said to them, "You are spies; you have come to look at the undefended parts of our land."
Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two companies;
When she was in severe labor the midwife said to her, "Do not fear, for now you have another son."
He sent word to Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her."
"Because I know that you are obstinate, And your neck is an iron sinew And your forehead bronze,
He spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, "If you will only please listen to me; I will give the price of the field, accept it from me that I may bury my dead there."
For dill is not threshed with a threshing sledge, Nor is the cartwheel driven over cummin; But dill is beaten out with a rod, and cummin with a club.
When Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the ground before the LORD.
It will be as when a hungry man dreams-- And behold, he is eating; But when he awakens, his hunger is not satisfied, Or as when a thirsty man dreams-- And behold, he is drinking, But when he awakens, behold, he is faint And his thirst is not quenched. Thus the multitude of all the nations will be Who wage war against Mount Zion.
Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps.
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous;
Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazer-hatticon, which is by the border of Hauran.
"Thus says the LORD, 'Just so will I destroy the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem.
"Take the waistband that you have bought, which is around your waist, and arise, go to the Euphrates and hide it there in a crevice of the rock."
"The LORD has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to be the overseer in the house of the LORD over every madman who prophesies, to put him in the stocks and in the iron collar,
By transgression an evil man is ensnared, But the righteous sings and rejoices.
O my threshed people, and my afflicted of the threshing floor! What I have heard from the LORD of hosts, The God of Israel, I make known to you.
I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.
Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.
Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right.
My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.
"You lift me up to the wind and cause me to ride; And You dissolve me in a storm.
"He has cast me into the mire, And I have become like dust and ashes.
the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, 652.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD his God; he did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet who spoke for the LORD.
"I smiled on them when they did not believe, And the light of my face they did not cast down.
So Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, in Jerusalem, for they did not bring him into the tombs of the kings of Israel; and Hezekiah his son reigned in his place.
Dodai the Ahohite and his division had charge of the division for the second month, Mikloth being the chief officer; and in his division were 24,000.
he sent Hadoram his son to King David to greet him and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and had defeated him; for Hadadezer had been at war with Tou. And Hadoram brought all kinds of articles of gold and silver and bronze.
"Now therefore, listen to me and return the captives whom you captured from your brothers, for the burning anger of the LORD is against you."
"Now, O my God, I pray, let Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.
Now these are the singers, heads of fathers' households of the Levites, who lived in the chambers of the temple free from other service; for they were engaged in their work day and night.
the twenty-first for Jachin, the twenty-second for Gamul,
When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army, the mighty men.
Hanan the son of Maacah and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
So these went out from the city, the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and the army which followed them.
Now the rest of the acts of Jehu and all that he did and all his might, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
"You have also delivered me from the contentions of my people; You have kept me as head of the nations; A people whom I have not known serve me.
And he struck Nob the city of the priests with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and infants; also oxen, donkeys, and sheep he struck with the edge of the sword.
"For as the LORD lives, who delivers Israel, though it is in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die." But not one of all the people answered him.
Then the king said to Amasa, "Call out the men of Judah for me within three days, and be present here yourself."
Then the commanders of the Philistines went out to battle, and it happened as often as they went out, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul. So his name was highly esteemed.
'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is your mother's blood relative.
Then the Philistines said, "Who did this?" And they said, "Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he took his wife and gave her to his companion." So the Philistines came up and burned her and her father with fire.
Then the whole congregation sent word and spoke to the sons of Benjamin who were at the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace to them.
"They shall become a sign and a wonder on you and your descendants forever.
you shall certainly let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, in order that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days.
He said to his servant, "Come and let us approach one of these places; and we will spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah."
'Then I sent Moses and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt by what I did in its midst; and afterward I brought you out.
'If he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father's brothers.
Their territory was to Jezreel and included Chesulloth and Shunem,
'The border shall turn direction from Azmon to the brook of Egypt, and its termination shall be at the sea.
So Moses deposited the rods before the LORD in the tent of the testimony.
and its pillars shall be twenty, with their twenty sockets of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their bands shall be of silver.
Who sit among graves and spend the night in secret places; Who eat swine's flesh, And the broth of unclean meat is in their pots.
All the numbered men of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the command of the LORD by their families, every male from a month old and upward, were 22,000.
"Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, 'Thus says your son Joseph, "God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay.
Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel departed from Moses' presence.
And Moses examined all the work and behold, they had done it; just as the LORD had commanded, this they had done. So Moses blessed them.
Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough."
"They will live in it securely; and they will build houses, plant vineyards and live securely when I execute judgments upon all who scorn them round about them. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God."'"
'Thus Ezekiel will be a sign to you; according to all that he has done you will do; when it comes, then you will know that I am the Lord GOD.'"
Now the king was sitting in the winter house in the ninth month, with a fire burning in the brazier before him.
Then Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah became king in his place.
"For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left And your descendants will possess nations And will resettle the desolate cities.
"Sharon will be a pasture land for flocks, And the valley of Achor a resting place for herds, For My people who seek Me.
"Lift up your eyes and look around; All of them gather together, they come to you As I live," declares the LORD, "You will surely put on all of them as jewels and bind them on as a bride.
Behold, the land of the Chaldeans--this is the people which was not; Assyria appointed it for desert creatures--they erected their siege towers, they stripped its palaces, they made it a ruin.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He is gracious to us.
The LORD keeps all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.
"Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner like all my fathers.
Therefore I say, "Turn your eyes away from me, Let me weep bitterly, Do not try to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people."
To make you know the certainty of the words of truth That you may correctly answer him who sent you?
"Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up," Let Israel now say,
How long will you judge unjustly And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.
Look upon my affliction and rescue me, For I do not forget Your law.
"Surely God will not listen to an empty cry, Nor will the Almighty regard it.
Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the LORD, worshiping the LORD.
So the Philistines gathered together and came and camped in Shunem; and Saul gathered all Israel together and they camped in Gilboa.
in order that He may establish you today as His people and that He may be your God, just as He spoke to you and as He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
"I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make you a name like the name of the great ones who are in the earth.
"Behold, he has now hidden himself in one of the caves or in another place; and it will be when he falls on them at the first attack, that whoever hears it will say, 'There has been a slaughter among the people who follow Absalom.'
Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,
David then arose and came to the place where Saul had camped. And David saw the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Ner, the commander of his army; and Saul was lying in the circle of the camp, and the people were camped around him.
and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, for praise, fame, and honor; and that you shall be a consecrated people to the LORD your God, as He has spoken."
Then Saul went up from pursuing the Philistines, and the Philistines went to their own place.
'Now on the day when you wave the sheaf, you shall offer a male lamb one year old without defect for a burnt offering to the LORD.
"Groan silently; make no mourning for the dead Bind on your turban and put your shoes on your feet, and do not cover your mustache and do not eat the bread of men."
They gave them Shechem, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, in the hill country of Ephraim, and Gezer with its pasture lands,
but anything that does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.
Anathoth with its pasture lands and Almon with its pasture lands; four cities.
The land of Tappuah belonged to Manasseh, but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the sons of Ephraim.
"You shall put some of your authority on him, in order that all the congregation of the sons of Israel may obey him.
"I said to them, 'Whoever has any gold, let them tear it off.' So they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf."
but every man's slave purchased with money, after you have circumcised him, then he may eat of it.
But Moses said to the sons of Gad and to the sons of Reuben, "Shall your brothers go to war while you yourselves sit here?
"You and Eleazar the priest and the heads of the fathers' households of the congregation take a count of the booty that was captured, both of man and of animal;
"But I had concern for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations where they went.
'Perhaps they will listen and everyone will turn from his evil way, that I may repent of the calamity which I am planning to do to them because of the evil of their deeds.'
And they will spring up among the grass Like poplars by streams of water.'
but you shall go to my father's house and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son.'
"On that day I will make a horn sprout for the house of Israel, and I will open your mouth in their midst. Then they will know that I am the LORD."
Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you.
"You shall mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.
"From this place also you will go out With your hands on your head; For the LORD has rejected those in whom you trust, And you will not prosper with them."
And now do not carry on as scoffers, Or your fetters will be made stronger; For I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts Of decisive destruction on all the earth.
The King's daughter is all glorious within; Her clothing is interwoven with gold.
When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness And righteousness will abide in the fertile field.
"Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.
"Let us choose for ourselves what is right; Let us know among ourselves what is good.
"I am seething within and cannot relax; Days of affliction confront me.
"After my words they did not speak again, And my speech dropped on them.
The exiles who had come from the captivity offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel: 12 bulls for all Israel, 96 rams, 77 lambs, 12 male goats for a sin offering, all as a burnt offering to the LORD.
Then Hezekiah gave the order to offer the burnt offering on the altar. When the burnt offering began, the song to the LORD also began with the trumpets, accompanied by the instruments of David, king of Israel.
"There the upright would reason with Him; And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.
The Levites: the sons of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, of the sons of Hodevah, 74.
They faithfully brought in the contributions and the tithes and the consecrated things; and Conaniah the Levite was the officer in charge of them and his brother Shimei was second.
if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have been taken captive, and pray toward their land which You have given to their fathers and the city which You have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for Your name,
'I will abandon the remnant of My inheritance and deliver them into the hand of their enemies, and they will become as plunder and spoil to all their enemies;
They took away the pots, the shovels, the snuffers, the spoons, and all the bronze vessels which were used in temple service.
His attendant said, "What, will I set this before a hundred men?" But he said, "Give them to the people that they may eat, for thus says the LORD, 'They shall eat and have some left over.'"
For again the Edomites had come and attacked Judah and carried away captives.
by loving those who hate you, and by hating those who love you. For you have shown today that princes and servants are nothing to you; for I know this day that if Absalom were alive and all of us were dead today, then you would be pleased.
But he said, "Now bring meal." He threw it into the pot and said, "Pour it out for the people that they may eat." Then there was no harm in the pot.
Now on the fourth day they got up early in the morning, and he prepared to go; and the girl's father said to his son-in-law, "Sustain yourself with a piece of bread, and afterward you may go."
The king then returned and came as far as the Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal in order to go to meet the king, to bring the king across the Jordan.
"If they say to us, 'Wait until we come to you'; then we will stand in our place and not go up to them.
then both the men who have the dispute shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who will be in office in those days.
"I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will speak with my father about you; if I find out anything, then I will tell you."
The men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin, and the men of Israel arrayed for battle against them at Gibeah.
and Eltolad and Bethul and Hormah,
So Joshua said to the sons of Israel, "How long will you put off entering to take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you?
and Gederoth, Beth-dagon and Naamah and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages.
"But the vow of a widow or of a divorced woman, everything by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her.
and of cassia five hundred, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin.
'He then with his purchaser shall calculate from the year when he sold himself to him up to the year of jubilee; and the price of his sale shall correspond to the number of years. It is like the days of a hired man that he shall be with him.
"You shall cook and eat it in the place which the LORD your God chooses. In the morning you are to return to your tents.
"Indeed, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor have you given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards Would you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up!"
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up along with Korah, when that company died, when the fire devoured 250 men, so that they became a warning.
They journeyed from the wilderness of Sinai and camped at Kibroth-hattaavah.
'Though if water is put on the seed and a part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.
When all the flocks were gathered there, they would then roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.
'Corresponding to the number of years after the jubilee, you shall buy from your friend; he is to sell to you according to the number of years of crops.
"You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and join the curtains to one another with the clasps so that the tabernacle will be a unit.
"The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it.
until your brother's anger against you subsides and he forgets what you did to him. Then I will send and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?"
Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.
Then the city was broken into, and all the men of war fled and went forth from the city at night by way of the gate between the two walls which was by the king's garden, though the Chaldeans were all around the city. And they went by way of the Arabah.
Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come close, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not."
When Jeremiah finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, the priests and the prophets and all the people seized him, saying, "You must die!
"This shall be the boundary of the land: on the north side, from the Great Sea by the way of Hethlon, to the entrance of Zedad;
The LORD has sworn by His right hand and by His strong arm, "I will never again give your grain as food for your enemies; Nor will foreigners drink your new wine for which you have labored."
Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including all the women, "Hear the word of the LORD, all Judah who are in the land of Egypt,
"Sit silently, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans, For you will no longer be called The queen of kingdoms.
"Men will not break bread in mourning for them, to comfort anyone for the dead, nor give them a cup of consolation to drink for anyone's father or mother.
"Give us advice, make a decision; Cast your shadow like night at high noon; Hide the outcasts, do not betray the fugitive.
"I will bring forth offspring from Jacob, And an heir of My mountains from Judah; Even My chosen ones shall inherit it, And My servants will dwell there.
O LORD our God, other masters besides You have ruled us; But through You alone we confess Your name.
For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.
When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
Let death come deceitfully upon them; Let them go down alive to Sheol, For evil is in their dwelling, in their midst.
You whose garments are hot, When the land is still because of the south wind?
"In the dark they dig into houses, They shut themselves up by day; They do not know the light.
the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
They cast lots for their duties, all alike, the small as well as the great, the teacher as well as the pupil.
"In all places where I have walked with all Israel, have I spoken a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people, saying, 'Why have you not built for Me a house of cedar?'"'
'The blood avenger himself shall put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him.
"Only the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and give you charge over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.
So Joab and the people who were with him drew near to the battle against the Arameans, and they fled before him.
These were the sons of Caleb. The sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, were Shobal the father of Kiriath-jearim,
But he said, "It is not the sound of the cry of triumph, Nor is it the sound of the cry of defeat; But the sound of singing I hear."
Jonathan said, "Far be it from you! For if I should indeed learn that evil has been decided by my father to come upon you, then would I not tell you about it?"
"Now if a man loses the hair of his head, he is bald; he is clean.
then he shall serve in the name of the LORD his God, like all his fellow Levites who stand there before the LORD.
'It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and the next day; but what remains until the third day shall be burned with fire.
Laban said, "This heap is a witness between you and me this day." Therefore it was named Galeed,
So Moses and Aaron and the leaders of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their families and by their fathers' households,
"One has committed abomination with his neighbor's wife and another has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law And another in you has humbled his sister, his father's daughter.
in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the city wall was breached.
"I said to my master, 'Suppose the woman does not follow me.'
Then the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest, with the three officers of the temple.
"He will also shatter the obelisks of Heliopolis, which is in the land of Egypt; and the temples of the gods of Egypt he will burn with fire."'"
It will not be quenched night or day; Its smoke will go up forever From generation to generation it will be desolate; None will pass through it forever and ever.
For my life is spent with sorrow And my years with sighing; My strength has failed because of my iniquity, And my body has wasted away.
"For I have sworn by Myself," declares the LORD, "that Bozrah will become an object of horror, a reproach, a ruin and a curse; and all its cities will become perpetual ruins."
because they have acted foolishly in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives and have spoken words in My name falsely, which I did not command them; and I am He who knows and am a witness," declares the LORD.'"
"The wind will sweep away all your shepherds, And your lovers will go into captivity; Then you will surely be ashamed and humiliated Because of all your wickedness.
He enters into peace; They rest in their beds, Each one who walked in his upright way.
He turned their heart to hate His people, To deal craftily with His servants.
and the remainder of the number of bowmen, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, will be few; for the LORD God of Israel has spoken."
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth.
The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.
"Go and tell David My servant, 'Thus says the LORD, "You shall not build a house for Me to dwell in;
Then the woman said, "Whom shall I bring up for you?" And he said, "Bring up Samuel for me."
Then he said, "What is this monument that I see?" And the men of the city told him, "It is the grave of the man of God who came from Judah and proclaimed these things which you have done against the altar of Bethel."
"Wait for me a little, and I will show you That there is yet more to be said in God's behalf.
Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh even his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, behold, they are among the records of the kings of Israel.
then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his hometown.
Then Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did not eat food on the second day of the new moon, for he was grieved over David because his father had dishonored him.
But the remainder of the people he placed in the hand of Abshai his brother; and they arrayed themselves against the sons of Ammon.
So they said to the king, "The man who consumed us and who planned to exterminate us from remaining within any border of Israel,
chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar,
'Now behold, I have brought the first of the produce of the ground which You, O LORD have given me.' And you shall set it down before the LORD your God, and worship before the LORD your God;
Then David said to Jonathan, "Who will tell me if your father answers you harshly?"
Their border on the north side was from the Jordan, then the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north, and went up through the hill country westward, and it ended at the wilderness of Beth-aven.
Then their border went up to the west and to Maralah, it then touched Dabbesheth and reached to the brook that is before Jokneam.
because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance among his sons. And the land of Gilead belonged to the rest of the sons of Manasseh.
"However, if you refrain from vowing, it would not be sin in you.
'I, the LORD, have spoken, surely this I will do to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be destroyed, and there they will die.'"
They journeyed from Elim and camped by the Red Sea.
These are the families of Levi: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korahites. Kohath became the father of Amram.
Now when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, "This is what your slave did to me," his anger burned.
"I am the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the LORD your God."
'But if a priest buys a slave as his property with his money, that one may eat of it, and those who are born in his house may eat of his food.
"But if it is actually stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner.
Then his brothers said to him, "Are you actually going to reign over us? Or are you really going to rule over us?" So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.
As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly.
Then Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you, and bring you back to the land of your fathers.
But he who stands firm in his heart, being under no constraint, but has authority over his own will, and has decided this in his own heart, to keep his own virgin daughter, he will do well.
also Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, the sister of Nebaioth.
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them, "Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.
"She lusted after the Assyrians, governors and officials, the ones near, magnificently dressed, horsemen riding on horses, all of them desirable young men.
and say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Just so will I break this people and this city, even as one breaks a potter's vessel, which cannot again be repaired; and they will bury in Topheth because there is no other place for burial.
"And when they had examined me, they were willing to release me because there was no ground for putting me to death.
'Is it too slight a thing for you that you should feed in the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pastures? Or that you should drink of the clear waters, that you must foul the rest with your feet?
"I will also give you into the hands of your lovers, and they will tear down your shrines, demolish your high places, strip you of your clothing, take away your jewels, and will leave you naked and bare.
Now Isaiah had said, "Let them take a cake of figs and apply it to the boil, that he may recover."
The bed is too short on which to stretch out, And the blanket is too small to wrap oneself in.
"If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you.
But this is a people plundered and despoiled; All of them are trapped in caves, Or are hidden away in prisons; They have become a prey with none to deliver them, And a spoil, with none to say, "Give them back!"
Then you counted the houses of Jerusalem And tore down houses to fortify the wall.
And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.
Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.
"I will depose you from your office, And I will pull you down from your station.
As for me, I said, "O LORD, be gracious to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."
"May the LORD our God be with us, as He was with our fathers; may He not leave us or forsake us,
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men?
Then he said to them, "Listen to me, O Levites. Consecrate yourselves now, and consecrate the house of the LORD, the God of your fathers, and carry the uncleanness out from the holy place.
Saying, 'Truly our adversaries are cut off, And their abundance the fire has consumed.'
The son of Eliezer was Rehabiah the chief; and Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
"For so it was commanded me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'You shall eat no bread, nor drink water, nor return by the way which you came.'"
"You shall prepare the roads for yourself, and divide into three parts the territory of your land which the LORD your God will give you as a possession, so that any manslayer may flee there.
Then David said, "Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?" And the LORD said, "They will surrender you."