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"Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.


The people thus contended with Moses and spoke, saying, "If only we had perished when our brothers perished before the LORD!


Saul said, "Listen now, son of Ahitub." And he answered, "Here I am, my lord."


"See, I have apportioned to you these nations which remain as an inheritance for your tribes, with all the nations which I have cut off, from the Jordan even to the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun.


and the elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a valley with running water, which has not been plowed or sown, and shall break the heifer's neck there in the valley.


However, his master said to him, "We will not turn aside into the city of foreigners who are not of the sons of Israel; but we will go on as far as Gibeah."


So Moses took the rod from before the LORD, just as He had commanded him;


'Then on the eighth day he shall take for himself two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and come before the LORD to the doorway of the tent of meeting and give them to the priest;


They camped by the Jordan, from Beth-jeshimoth as far as Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.


The sons of Zebulun according to their families: of Sered, the family of the Seredites; of Elon, the family of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.


and put fire in them, and lay incense upon them in the presence of the LORD tomorrow; and the man whom the LORD chooses shall be the one who is holy. You have gone far enough, you sons of Levi!"


A people who continually provoke Me to My face, Offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on bricks;


"You shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have.


"The LORD has commanded to do as has been done this day, to make atonement on your behalf.


the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pekod and Shoa and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them; desirable young men, governors and officials all of them, officers and men of renown, all of them riding on horses.


Then Hezekiah took the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it, and he went up to the house of the LORD and spread it out before the LORD.


Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "Thus says the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, 'If you will indeed go out to the officers of the king of Babylon, then you will live, this city will not be burned with fire, and you and your household will survive.


"You shall not take a wife for yourself nor have sons or daughters in this place."


"I will appoint over them four kinds of doom," declares the LORD: "the sword to slay, the dogs to drag off, and the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth to devour and destroy.


My lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer, My shield and He in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.


"His rock will pass away because of panic, And his princes will be terrified at the standard," Declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.


"The LORD will surely save me; So we will play my songs on stringed instruments All the days of our life at the house of the LORD."


There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, Prisoners in misery and chains,


For my iniquities are gone over my head; As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.


Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded, And the ears of those who hear will listen.


"Let the outcasts of Moab stay with you; Be a hiding place to them from the destroyer." For the extortioner has come to an end, destruction has ceased, Oppressors have completely disappeared from the land.


O God, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.


"They are wet with the mountain rains And hug the rock for want of a shelter.


I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments.


For the LORD will not abandon His people, Nor will He forsake His inheritance.


They have said, "Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more."


The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to their palate.


Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.


"Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD."


The priests: the sons of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, 973;


Then the king of Israel assembled the prophets, four hundred men, and said to them, "Shall we go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I refrain?" And they said, "Go up, for God will give it into the hand of the king."


This was their muster according to their fathers' households: of Judah, commanders of thousands, Adnah was the commander, and with him 300,000 valiant warriors;


While he was still talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him and he said, "Behold, this evil is from the LORD; why should I wait for the LORD any longer?"


Then the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?"


But the man of God said to the king, "If you were to give me half your house I would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water in this place.


David said to his men, "Each of you gird on his sword." So each man girded on his sword. And David also girded on his sword, and about four hundred men went up behind David while two hundred stayed with the baggage.


Azel had six sons, and these were their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.


and said to them, "Return to your tents with great riches and with very much livestock, with silver, gold, bronze, iron, and with very many clothes; divide the spoil of your enemies with your brothers."


"She shall also remove the clothes of her captivity and shall remain in your house, and mourn her father and mother a full month; and after that you may go in to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife.


The west border was at the Great Sea, even its coastline. This is the border around the sons of Judah according to their families.


He acted valiantly and defeated the Amalekites, and delivered Israel from the hands of those who plundered them.


Now this was the territory of the sons of Ephraim according to their families: the border of their inheritance eastward was Ataroth-addar, as far as upper Beth-horon.


Then Joshua and all Israel with him returned to Debir, and they fought against it.


"Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting and wash them with water.


'Every valuation of yours, moreover, shall be after the shekel of the sanctuary. The shekel shall be twenty gerahs.


"Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; And their wrath, for it is cruel. I will disperse them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel.


But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive out of those men who went to spy out the land.


Their numbered men in the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, were 6,200.


"But if the scale spreads farther in the skin after his cleansing,


Now when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, "This is a grievous mourning for the Egyptians." Therefore it was named Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.


she called to the men of her household and said to them, "See, he has brought in a Hebrew to us to make sport of us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I screamed.


"I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and bring them to their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the streams, and in all the inhabited places of the land.


But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you are talking about."


They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah from Shechem's house, and went forth.


"Behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument; for they hear your words but they do not practice them.


These then are the records of the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir.


'When they have completed the days, it shall be that on the eighth day and onward, the priests shall offer your burnt offerings on the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you,' declares the Lord GOD."


"Moreover, I will make your battlements of rubies, And your gates of crystal, And your entire wall of precious stones.


so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old, naked and barefoot with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.


I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands.


"For thus says the LORD, 'Your wound is incurable And your injury is serious.


"For if you men will indeed perform this thing, then kings will enter the gates of this house, sitting in David's place on his throne, riding in chariots and on horses, even the king himself and his servants and his people.


But Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces took the entire remnant of Judah who had returned from all the nations to which they had been driven away, in order to reside in the land of Judah--


"Therefore thus says the LORD, 'Ask now among the nations, Who ever heard the like of this? The virgin of Israel Has done a most appalling thing.


Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.


"You who are far away, hear what I have done; And you who are near, acknowledge My might."


My steps have held fast to Your paths My feet have not slipped.


When the dust hardens into a mass And the clods stick together?


Deliver my soul from the sword, My only life from the power of the dog.


"I will fetch my knowledge from afar, And I will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.


"For he has not arranged his words against me, Nor will I reply to him with your arguments.


These were they who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addon and Immer; but they could not show their fathers' houses or their descendants, whether they were of Israel:


Jehiel, Azaziah, Nahath, Asahel, Jerimoth, Jozabad, Eliel, Ismachiah, Mahath and Benaiah were overseers under the authority of Conaniah and Shimei his brother by the appointment of King Hezekiah, and Azariah was the chief officer of the house of God.


They taught in Judah, having the book of the law of the LORD with them; and they went throughout all the cities of Judah and taught among the people.


"But I will settle him in My house and in My kingdom forever, and his throne shall be established forever."'"


His relatives by Eliezer were Rehabiah his son, Jeshaiah his son, Joram his son, Zichri his son and Shelomoth his son.


The men of Israel and Judah arose and shouted and pursued the Philistines as far as the valley, and to the gates of Ekron And the slain Philistines lay along the way to Shaaraim, even to Gath and Ekron.


And they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,


'He shall then go out from you, he and his sons with him, and shall go back to his family, that he may return to the property of his forefathers.


He captured it and its king and all its cities, and they struck them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed every person who was in it. He left no survivor. Just as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir and its king, as he had also done to Libnah and its king.


Then the south side was from the edge of Kiriath-jearim, and the border went westward and went to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah.


"Every vow and every binding oath to humble herself, her husband may confirm it or her husband may annul it.


Kedemoth with its pasture lands and Mephaath with its pasture lands; four cities.


"You shall make its pails for removing its ashes, and its shovels and its basins and its forks and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze.


"Remember what the LORD your God did to Miriam on the way as you came out of Egypt.


The sons of Reuben: Hanoch and Pallu and Hezron and Carmi.


"Son of man, wail for the hordes of Egypt and bring it down, her and the daughters of the powerful nations, to the nether world, with those who go down to the pit;


Now the bronze pillars which belonged to the house of the LORD and the stands and the bronze sea, which were in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans broke in pieces and carried all their bronze to Babylon.


the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;


"They keep saying to those who despise Me, 'The LORD has said, "You will have peace"'; And as for everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his own heart, They say, 'Calamity will not come upon you.'


"But if you will not obey these words, I swear by Myself," declares the LORD, "that this house will become a desolation."'"


"Therefore the desert creatures will live there along with the jackals; The ostriches also will live in it, And it will never again be inhabited Or dwelt in from generation to generation.


And the fishermen will lament, And all those who cast a line into the Nile will mourn, And those who spread nets on the waters will pine away.


"How Sheshak has been captured, And the praise of the whole earth been seized! How Babylon has become an object of horror among the nations!


"For He has brought low those who dwell on high, the unassailable city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He casts it to the dust.


That which came as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying:


Then your choicest valleys were full of chariots, And the horsemen took up fixed positions at the gate.


He sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them.


Let the godly ones exult in glory; Let them sing for joy on their beds.


Also he commanded the people who lived in Jerusalem to give the portion due to the priests and the Levites, that they might devote themselves to the law of the LORD.


They proclaimed a fast and seated Naboth at the head of the people.


It came about whenever the chest was brought in to the king's officer by the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, then the king's scribe and the chief priest's officer would come, empty the chest, take it, and return it to its place. Thus they did daily and collected much money.


So that godless men would not rule Nor be snares of the people.


Under his authority were Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah and Shecaniah in the cities of the priests, to distribute faithfully their portions to their brothers by divisions, whether great or small,


And it was so. When he arose early the next morning and squeezed the fleece, he drained the dew from the fleece, a bowl full of water.


Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim and the abominations which he did, and what was found against him, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah. And Jehoiachin his son became king in his place.


"For behold, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.


and the weight of gold for the golden lampstands and their golden lamps, with the weight of each lampstand and its lamps; and the weight of silver for the silver lampstands, with the weight of each lampstand and its lamps according to the use of each lampstand;


So the LORD sent a pestilence on Israel; 70,000 men of Israel fell.


Then all the assembly made a covenant with the king in the house of God. And Jehoiada said to them, "Behold, the king's son shall reign, as the LORD has spoken concerning the sons of David.


Surely such a Passover had not been celebrated from the days of the judges who judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel and of the kings of Judah.


because they have done evil in My sight, and have been provoking Me to anger since the day their fathers came from Egypt, even to this day.'"


Mikloth became the father of Shimeam. And they also lived with their relatives in Jerusalem opposite their other relatives.


Now the rest of the acts of Elah and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?


So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and he went out and fell upon him so that he died Thus the kingdom was established in the hands of Solomon.


So the people went by stealth into the city that day, as people who are humiliated steal away when they flee in battle.


When he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei, David's brother, struck him down.


"Behold their two sons are with them there, Ahimaaz, Zadok's son and Jonathan, Abiathar's son; and by them you shall send me everything that you hear."


"Then it shall come about, when many evils and troubles have come upon them, that this song will testify before them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the lips of their descendants); for I know their intent which they are developing today, before I have brought them into the land which I swore."


'You shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire as a soothing aroma to the LORD: thirteen bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old, which are without defect;


to those who were in Bethel, and to those who were in Ramoth of the Negev, and to those who were in Jattir,


It continued to the side in front of the Arabah northward and went down to the Arabah.


"When the jubilee of the sons of Israel comes, then their inheritance will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; so their inheritance will be withdrawn from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers."


"But if her husband indeed says nothing to her from day to day, then he confirms all her vows or all her obligations which are on her; he has confirmed them, because he said nothing to her on the day he heard them.


'Thus the one who kills an animal shall make it good, but the one who kills a man shall be put to death.


'Every bed on which the person with the discharge lies becomes unclean, and everything on which he sits becomes unclean.


Does the farmer plow continually to plant seed? Does he continually turn and harrow the ground?


"He shall keep the lamps in order on the pure gold lampstand before the LORD continually.


'Behold, there is a people who came out of Egypt and they cover the surface of the land; now come, curse them for me; perhaps I may be able to fight against them and drive them out.'"


'Then he shall remove all its fat, just as the fat of the lamb is removed from the sacrifice of the peace offerings, and the priest shall offer them up in smoke on the altar, on the offerings by fire to the LORD Thus the priest shall make atonement for him in regard to his sin which he has committed, and he will be forgiven.


the woven garments for ministering in the holy place and the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests.


"Moreover, I will save you from all your uncleanness; and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not bring a famine on you.


chief Dishon, chief Ezer, chief Dishan. These are the chiefs descended from the Horites, according to their various chiefs in the land of Seir.


Fools, because of their rebellious way, And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.


When I pondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight


Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying,


Sing to the LORD, praise the LORD! For He has delivered the soul of the needy one From the hand of evildoers.


"Those who err in mind will know the truth, And those who criticize will accept instruction.


And I will clothe him with your tunic And tie your sash securely about him. I will entrust him with your authority, And he will become a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.


On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.


May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.


Elam took up the quiver With the chariots, infantry and horsemen; And Kir uncovered the shield.


He also said to the Levites who taught all Israel and who were holy to the LORD, "Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel built; it will be a burden on your shoulders no longer. Now serve the LORD your God and His people Israel.


The LORD will protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.


The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock; And exalted be the God of my salvation,


Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, "The LORD be magnified!"


Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah; and he did what was good, right and true before the LORD his God.


The sixth for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite; and in his division were 24,000.


And all the people went to the house of Baal and tore it down, and they broke in pieces his altars and his images, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.


And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king's son and Azrikam the ruler of the house and Elkanah the second to the king.


Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, "Behold, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. So please let your word be like one of them and speak favorably."


All these were of the sons of Obed-edom; they and their sons and their relatives were able men with strength for the service, 62 from Obed-edom.


"From the brightness before Him Coals of fire were kindled.


He called Gehazi and said, "Call this Shunammite." So he called her. And when she came in to him, he said, "Take up your son."


otherwise the avenger of blood might pursue the manslayer in the heat of his anger, and overtake him, because the way is long, and take his life, though he was not deserving of death, since he had not hated him previously.


the fifth for Malchijah, the sixth for Mijamin,


"For You have separated them from all the peoples of the earth as Your inheritance, as You spoke through Moses Your servant, when You brought our fathers forth from Egypt, O Lord GOD."


He said to him, "We are passing from Bethlehem in Judah to the remote part of the hill country of Ephraim, for I am from there, and I went to Bethlehem in Judah. But I am now going to my house, and no man will take me into his house.


Then all the people departed each to his house, and David returned to bless his household.


'You shall offer a burnt offering as a soothing aroma to the LORD: one bull, one ram, and seven male lambs one year old without defect;


when they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, so that they will not die; or when they approach the altar to minister, by offering up in smoke a fire sacrifice to the LORD.


Now the war against the Philistines was severe all the days of Saul; and when Saul saw any mighty man or any valiant man, he attached him to his staff.


and Eltekeh and Gibbethon and Baalath,


They captured it on that day and struck it with the edge of the sword; and he utterly destroyed that day every person who was in it, according to all that he had done to Lachish.


then I will act with hostility against you; and I, even I, will strike you seven times for your sins.


Moreover, it took place while she was giving birth, one put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, "This one came out first."


For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe beyond the Jordan; but he did not give an inheritance to the Levites among them.


Moses and Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the congregation went out to meet them outside the camp.


But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge.


And he made the holy anointing oil and the pure, fragrant incense of spices, the work of a perfumer.


Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.


on that day I swore to them, to bring them out from the land of Egypt into a land that I had selected for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands.


"You shall make two rings of gold and shall place them on the two ends of the breastpiece, on the edge of it, which is toward the inner side of the ephod.


God gave heed to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son.


The lizard you may grasp with the hands, Yet it is in kings' palaces.


"O Jacob My servant, do not fear," declares the LORD, "For I am with you For I will make a full end of all the nations Where I have driven you, Yet I will not make a full end of you; But I will correct you properly And by no means leave you unpunished."


'I will pursue them with the sword, with famine and with pestilence; and I will make them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse and a horror and a hissing, and a reproach among all the nations where I have driven them,


Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, And our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace;


"She who bore seven sons pines away; Her breathing is labored Her sun has set while it was yet day; She has been shamed and humiliated So I will give over their survivors to the sword Before their enemies," declares the LORD.


Like one who binds a stone in a sling, So is he who gives honor to a fool.


In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?


They came to Hilkiah the high priest and delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites, the doorkeepers, had collected from Manasseh and Ephraim, and from all the remnant of Israel, and from all Judah and Benjamin and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.


Which the clouds pour down, They drip upon man abundantly.


They tore down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and the incense altars that were high above them he chopped down; also the Asherim, the carved images and the molten images he broke in pieces and ground to powder and scattered it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.


"And now, because He has not visited in His anger, Nor has He acknowledged transgression well,


These were the divisions of the gatekeepers of the sons of Korah and of the sons of Merari.


But the man who touches them Must be armed with iron and the shaft of a spear, And they will be completely burned with fire in their place."


the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;


But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, this Passover was observed to the LORD in Jerusalem.


These were the appointed cities for all the sons of Israel and for the stranger who sojourns among them, that whoever kills any person unintentionally may flee there, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood until he stands before the congregation.


"Then the LORD will single him out for adversity from all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant which are written in this book of the law.


He said to him, "It is I. Go, say to your master, 'Behold, Elijah is here.'"


David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I pursue this band? Shall I overtake them?" And He said to him, "Pursue, for you will surely overtake them, and you will surely rescue all."


'On the fifteenth day of this month shall be a feast, unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days.


Now it happened one day that he went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the household was there inside.


"His eyes are dull from wine, And his teeth white from milk.


and they were for the sons of Aaron, one of the families of the Kohathites, of the sons of Levi, for the lot was theirs first.


a person who touches any such shall be unclean until evening, and shall not eat of the holy gifts unless he has bathed his body in water.


They journeyed from Iyim and camped at Dibon-gad.


Throughout all their journeys whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the sons of Israel would set out;


Then the LORD said to Moses, "Number every firstborn male of the sons of Israel from a month old and upward, and make a list of their names.


From it Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet.


Then he said to him, "Go now and see about the welfare of your brothers and the welfare of the flock, and bring word back to me." So he sent him from the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.


He spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering of the tent on top of it, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.


"They will ask for the way to Zion, turning their faces in its direction; they will come that they may join themselves to the LORD in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten.


"I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains," declares the Lord GOD "Every man's sword will be against his brother.


'He took one of the royal family and made a covenant with him, putting him under oath He also took away the mighty of the land,


"As for you, O house of Israel," thus says the Lord GOD, "Go, serve everyone his idols; but later you will surely listen to Me, and My holy name you will profane no longer with your gifts and with your idols.


"For the moth will eat them like a garment, And the grub will eat them like wool But My righteousness will be forever, And My salvation to all generations."


and Oholibamah bore Jeush and Jalam and Korah. These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan.


"Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest?


"There is praise for Moab no longer; In Heshbon they have devised calamity against her: 'Come and let us cut her off from being a nation!' You too, Madmen, will be silenced; The sword will follow after you.


but, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of the north and from all the countries where He had banished them.' For I will restore them to their own land which I gave to their fathers.


"For the day of vengeance was in My heart, And My year of redemption has come.


For this reason my loins are full of anguish; Pains have seized me like the pains of a woman in labor. I am so bewildered I cannot hear, so terrified I cannot see.


and said to him, "Are you well aware that Baalis the king of the sons of Ammon has sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to take your life?" But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam did not believe them.


which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to all the people of Judah and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying,


Then the channels of water appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare At Your rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.


"With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." And the people relied on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.


"As often as it passes through, it will seize you; For morning after morning it will pass through, anytime during the day or night, And it will be sheer terror to understand what it means."


(But from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And from infancy I guided her),


of gold for the things of gold and of silver for the things of silver, that is, for all the work done by the craftsmen. Who then is willing to consecrate himself this day to the LORD?"


The land of Judah will become a terror to Egypt; everyone to whom it is mentioned will be in dread of it, because of the purpose of the LORD of hosts which He is purposing against them.


I will rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness, Because You have seen my affliction; You have known the troubles of my soul,


You have given him his heart's desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.


He may prepare it, but the just will wear it And the innocent will divide the silver.


"Have the men of my tent not said, 'Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat'?


the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub,


if you carefully observe all this commandment which I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in His ways always--then you shall add three more cities for yourself, besides these three.


All the prophets were prophesying thus, saying, "Go up to Ramoth-gilead and succeed, for the LORD will give it into the hand of the king."


It came about when Jehu was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, he found the princes of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah's brothers ministering to Ahaziah, and slew them.


"As you did not obey the LORD and did not execute His fierce wrath on Amalek, so the LORD has done this thing to you this day.


So both of them sat down and ate and drank together; and the girl's father said to the man, "Please be willing to spend the night, and let your heart be merry."


the nineteenth for Pethahiah, the twentieth for Jehezkel,


Then Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing Israel, for Joab restrained the people.


"And I took hold of my concubine and cut her in pieces and sent her throughout the land of Israel's inheritance; for they have committed a lewd and disgraceful act in Israel.


Then a wise woman called from the city, "Hear, hear! Please tell Joab, 'Come here that I may speak with you.'"


"Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.


'No man among the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to come near to offer the LORD'S offerings by fire; since he has a defect, he shall not come near to offer the food of his God.


Libnah and Ether and Ashan,


He made the ephod of gold, and of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen.


"Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers in charge of the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance.


"Thus you shall do with his donkey, and you shall do the same with his garment, and you shall do likewise with anything lost by your countryman, which he has lost and you have found. You are not allowed to neglect them.


'For your eastern border you shall also draw a line from Hazar-enan to Shepham,


"Then on the seventh day the priest shall look at the scale, and if the scale has not spread in the skin and it appears to be no deeper than the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean; and he shall wash his clothes and be clean.


and the land is subdued before the LORD, then afterward you shall return and be free of obligation toward the LORD and toward Israel, and this land shall be yours for a possession before the LORD.


and the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst;


"Please take my gift which has been brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me and because I have plenty." Thus he urged him and he took it.


He turned away from them and wept But when he returned to them and spoke to them, he took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes.


And on that same day the LORD brought the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts.


He said to them, "Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?" And they said, "We know him."


"And the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever."'"


and said, "Prophesy to us, You Christ; who is the one who hit You?"


"It is in my power to do you harm, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Be careful not to speak either good or bad to Jacob.'


'They will destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; and I will scrape her debris from her and make her a bare rock.


"You shall say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "A city shedding blood in her midst, so that her time will come, and that makes idols, contrary to her interest, for defilement!


"Yet you have not merely walked in their ways or done according to their abominations; but, as if that were too little, you acted more corruptly in all your conduct than they.


"You are the daughter of your mother, who loathed her husband and children. You are also the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.


"Come," they say, "let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink; And tomorrow will be like today, only more so."


saying, 'Turn now everyone from his evil way and from the evil of your deeds, and dwell on the land which the LORD has given to you and your forefathers forever and ever;


"As for you, son of man, make two ways for the sword of the king of Babylon to come; both of them will go out of one land. And make a signpost; make it at the head of the way to the city.


Moreover, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,


O you who dwell by many waters, Abundant in treasures, Your end has come, The measure of your end.


"Through your servants you have reproached the Lord, And you have said, 'With my many chariots I came up to the heights of the mountains, To the remotest parts of Lebanon; And I cut down its tall cedars and its choice cypresses And I will go to its highest peak, its thickest forest.


For the ruthless will come to an end and the scorner will be finished, Indeed all who are intent on doing evil will be cut off;


"A drought on her waters, and they will be dried up! For it is a land of idols, And they are mad over fearsome idols.


To Shemaiah the Nehelamite you shall speak, saying,


'You too have done evil, even more than your forefathers; for behold, you are each one walking according to the stubbornness of his own evil heart, without listening to Me.


In their streets they have girded themselves with sackcloth; On their housetops and in their squares Everyone is wailing, dissolved in tears.


'What right do you have here, And whom do you have here, That you have hewn a tomb for yourself here, You who hew a tomb on the height, You who carve a resting place for yourself in the rock?


I will say to God my rock, "Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"


They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke and rejection; for children have come to birth, and there is no strength to deliver.


They joined themselves also to Baal-peor, And ate sacrifices offered to the dead.


You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.


Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are ever mine.


Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.


'My root is spread out to the waters, And dew lies all night on my branch.


And my soul shall rejoice in the LORD; It shall exult in His salvation.


but have walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and have caused Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to play the harlot as the house of Ahab played the harlot, and you have also killed your brothers, your own family, who were better than you,


Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah and his deeds of devotion, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.


Ibhar, Elishua, Elpelet,


Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Hagri,


and Kedesh and Edrei and En-hazor,


"But if he does not wash them or bathe his body, then he shall bear his guilt."


'But if he brings a lamb as his offering for a sin offering, he shall bring it, a female without defect.


"For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.


"When the infection of leprosy is on a man, then he shall be brought to the priest.


He made the breastpiece, the work of a skillful workman, like the workmanship of the ephod: of gold and of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen.


But he said to him, "My lord knows that the children are frail and that the flocks and herds which are nursing are a care to me. And if they are driven hard one day, all the flocks will die.


"Then you shall take the breast of Aaron's ram of ordination, and wave it as a wave offering before the LORD; and it shall be your portion.


Lift up a signal against the walls of Babylon; Post a strong guard, Station sentries, Place men in ambush! For the LORD has both purposed and performed What He spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.


"For even the doe in the field has given birth only to abandon her young, Because there is no grass.


Let them praise the name of the LORD, For He commanded and they were created.


'Thus says the Lord GOD, "No foreigner uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, of all the foreigners who are among the sons of Israel, shall enter My sanctuary.


"This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that He has spoken:


"Go up to Lebanon and cry out, And lift up your voice in Bashan; Cry out also from Abarim, For all your lovers have been crushed.


"A voice of uproar from the city, a voice from the temple, The voice of the LORD who is rendering recompense to His enemies.


I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, For I do not forget Your commandments.


For the cry of distress has gone around the territory of Moab, Its wail goes as far as Eglaim and its wailing even to Beer-elim.


Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.


You forgave the iniquity of Your people; You covered all their sin. Selah.


"The arrow cannot make him flee; Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.


Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices, In burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.


Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has wrought desolations in the earth.


Then He declares to them their work And their transgressions, that they have magnified themselves.


Their horses were 736; their mules, 245;


So the king commanded, and they made a chest and set it outside by the gate of the house of the LORD.


So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with a bandage over his eyes.


"Do not say, 'We have found wisdom; God will rout him, not man.'


the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the sons of Ami.


He stationed the gatekeepers of the house of the LORD, so that no one would enter who was in any way unclean.


"Now you, arise, go to your house. When your feet enter the city the child will die.


Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of hundreds who were appointed over the army and said to them, "Bring her out between the ranks; and whoever follows her, put to death with the sword." For the priest said, "Let her not be put to death in the house of the LORD."


Thus they buried Abner in Hebron; and the king lifted up his voice and wept at the grave of Abner, and all the people wept.


Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant in marriage, and she bore him Attai.


also a tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a grain offering, mixed with a fourth of a hin of beaten oil.


Then Achish called David and said to him, "As the LORD lives, you have been upright, and your going out and your coming in with me in the army are pleasing in my sight; for I have not found evil in you from the day of your coming to me to this day. Nevertheless, you are not pleasing in the sight of the lords.


"Now therefore, please let my lord the king listen to the words of his servant. If the LORD has stirred you up against me, let Him accept an offering; but if it is men, cursed are they before the LORD, for they have driven me out today so that I would have no attachment with the inheritance of the LORD, saying, 'Go, serve other gods.'


"They will call peoples to the mountain; There they will offer righteous sacrifices; For they will draw out the abundance of the seas, And the hidden treasures of the sand."


Then He commissioned Joshua the son of Nun, and said, "Be strong and courageous, for you shall bring the sons of Israel into the land which I swore to them, and I will be with you."


and her husband heard it, but said nothing to her and did not forbid her, then all her vows shall stand and every obligation by which she bound herself shall stand.


"Take a census of the people from twenty years old and upward, as the LORD has commanded Moses." Now the sons of Israel who came out of the land of Egypt were:


The sons of Naphtali according to their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites;


'That one shall purify himself from uncleanness with the water on the third day and on the seventh day, and then he will be clean; but if he does not purify himself on the third day and on the seventh day, he will not be clean.


"Moreover, whoever goes into the house during the time that he has quarantined it, becomes unclean until evening.


and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone."


and the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,


Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.


and take your father and your households and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you will eat the fat of the land.'


The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, "We came to your brother Esau, and furthermore he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him."


She said, "Drink, my lord"; and she quickly lowered her jar to her hand, and gave him a drink.


These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath and Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the sons of Esau's wife Basemath.


So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to his flock in the field,


"The first of all the first fruits of every kind and every contribution of every kind, from all your contributions, shall be for the priests; you shall also give to the priest the first of your dough to cause a blessing to rest on your house.


"Behold, then, I smite My hand at your dishonest gain which you have acquired and at the bloodshed which is among you.


"For her blood is in her midst; She placed it on the bare rock; She did not pour it on the ground To cover it with dust.


"Their Redeemer is strong, the LORD of hosts is His name; He will vigorously plead their case So that He may bring rest to the earth, But turmoil to the inhabitants of Babylon.


"Go to the house of the Rechabites and speak to them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink."


For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert the rights of all the afflicted.


"Because of the iniquity of his unjust gain I was angry and struck him; I hid My face and was angry, And he went on turning away, in the way of his heart.


To deprive a man of justice In the presence of the Most High,


"Like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah with its neighbors," says the LORD, "no one will live there, nor will a son of man reside in it.


'Therefore all who devour you will be devoured; And all your adversaries, every one of them, will go into captivity; And those who plunder you will be for plunder, And all who prey upon you I will give for prey.


For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.


"Get out of the way, turn aside from the path, Let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel."


"I, the LORD, am its keeper; I water it every moment So that no one will damage it, I guard it night and day.


Then Rabshakeh returned and found the king of Assyria fighting against Libnah, for he had heard that the king had left Lachish.


"For their princes are at Zoan And their ambassadors arrive at Hanes.


Let the mountains bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.


The singers went on, the musicians after them, In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines.


Now Hezekiah had immense riches and honor; and he made for himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields and all kinds of valuable articles,


An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.


For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.


O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.


The period which he reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned in Hebron seven years and in Jerusalem thirty-three years.


He hired also 100,000 valiant warriors out of Israel for one hundred talents of silver.


Joahaz was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.


The fifth for the fifth month was the commander Shamhuth the Izrahite; and in his division were 24,000.


and he said, "Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this. Shall I drink the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?" Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.


The Philistine also said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field."


"Now therefore, know and consider what you should do, for evil is plotted against our master and against all his household; and he is such a worthless man that no one can speak to him."


Then Jehoiada made a covenant between himself and all the people and the king, that they would be the LORD'S people.


Now Hiram made the basins and the shovels and the bowls. So Hiram finished doing all the work which he performed for King Solomon in the house of the LORD:


Saul then said to him, "Why have you and the son of Jesse conspired against me, in that you have given him bread and a sword and have inquired of God for him, so that he would rise up against me by lying in ambush as it is this day?"


When the Arameans saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they sent messengers and brought out the Arameans who were beyond the River, with Shophach the commander of the army of Hadadezer leading them.


for the LORD our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and who did these great signs in our sight and preserved us through all the way in which we went and among all the peoples through whose midst we passed.


"For the LORD has driven out great and strong nations from before you; and as for you, no man has stood before you to this day.


and to those who were in Hormah, and to those who were in Bor-ashan, and to those who were in Athach,


So Moses brought their case before the LORD.


'However, an earthenware vessel which the person with the discharge touches shall be broken, and every wooden vessel shall be rinsed in water.


and Shaalabbin and Aijalon and Ithlah,


"He shall live with you in your midst, in the place which he shall choose in one of your towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him.


So Moses said to them, "If you will do this, if you will arm yourselves before the LORD for the war,


"And they shall thus attend to your obligation and the obligation of all the tent, but they shall not come near to the furnishings of the sanctuary and the altar, or both they and you will die.


and they said to Moses, "The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the LORD commanded us to perform."


Then he made the court: for the south side the hangings of the court were of fine twisted linen, one hundred cubits;


"Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends.


Thus Moses did; just as the LORD had commanded him, so he did.


to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.


So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,


The sons of Dan: Hushim.


Then Rebekah arose with her maids, and they mounted the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.


'From them will proceed thanksgiving And the voice of those who celebrate; And I will multiply them and they will not be diminished; I will also honor them and they will not be insignificant.


"And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things?"


And Abimelech said to Abraham, "What have you encountered, that you have done this thing?"


'You will drink it and drain it. Then you will gnaw its fragments And tear your breasts; for I have spoken,' declares the Lord GOD.


"Now therefore amend your ways and your deeds and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will change His mind about the misfortune which He has pronounced against you.


He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who makes lightnings for the rain, Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.


'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days through My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them?


"Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you raised your voice And haughtily lifted up your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel!


"Son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the LORD.' Say, 'A sword, a sword sharpened And also polished!


"It will be, that the nation or the kingdom which will not serve him, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and which will not put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, I will punish that nation with the sword, with famine and with pestilence," declares the LORD, "until I have destroyed it by his hand.


I spoke words like all these to Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, "Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him and his people, and live!


Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick And I looked for sympathy, but there was none, And for comforters, but I found none.


The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.


Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake.


You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You.


Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness And guide the nations on the earth. Selah.


This is the LORD'S doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.


Then Azariah the priest entered after him and with him eighty priests of the LORD, valiant men.


We have thought on Your lovingkindness, O God, In the midst of Your temple.


Bless our God, O peoples, And sound His praise abroad,


"Pay attention, O Job, listen to me; Keep silent, and let me speak.


"They break up my path, They profit from my destruction; No one restrains them.


then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.


Then He saw it and declared it; He established it and also searched it out.


(for they are Your people and Your inheritance which You have brought forth from Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace),


"But it shall be when evening approaches, he shall bathe himself with water, and at sundown he may reenter the camp.


Then the king said to him, "How many times must I adjure you to speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?"


of the sons of Hebron, Eliel the chief, and 80 of his relatives;


Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,


He was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three. And David appointed him over his guard.


"He also has put in his heart to teach, both he and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.


From the cities on that day the sons of Benjamin were numbered, 26,000 men who draw the sword, besides the inhabitants of Gibeah who were numbered, 700 choice men.


'Then the drink offering with it shall be a fourth of a hin for each lamb, in the holy place you shall pour out a drink offering of strong drink to the LORD.


In the hill country: Shamir and Jattir and Socoh,


"Then all the people will hear and be afraid, and will not act presumptuously again.


Now those who were to camp before the tabernacle eastward, before the tent of meeting toward the sunrise, are Moses and Aaron and his sons, performing the duties of the sanctuary for the obligation of the sons of Israel; but the layman coming near was to be put to death.


"Everyone who comes near, who comes near to the tabernacle of the LORD, must die. Are we to perish completely?"


"It shall be for Aaron and his sons as their portion forever from the sons of Israel, for it is a heave offering; and it shall be a heave offering from the sons of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, even their heave offering to the LORD.


"You shall make for it a grating of network of bronze, and on the net you shall make four bronze rings at its four corners.


On the fifth day it was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, leader of the children of Simeon;


Now when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, "I will draw also for your camels until they have finished drinking."


When the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt came to an end,


The chief jailer did not supervise anything under Joseph's charge because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made to prosper.


These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah; all his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three.


'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will demand My sheep from them and make them cease from feeding sheep So the shepherds will not feed themselves anymore, but I will deliver My flock from their mouth, so that they will not be food for them."'"


There were shuttered windows looking toward the guardrooms, and toward their side pillars within the gate all around, and likewise for the porches And there were windows all around inside; and on each side pillar were palm tree ornaments.


"And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David will be prince among them; I the LORD have spoken.


"You have become guilty by the blood which you have shed, and defiled by your idols which you have made Thus you have brought your day near and have come to your years; therefore I have made you a reproach to the nations and a mocking to all the lands.


'In those days and at that time,' declares the LORD, 'search will be made for the iniquity of Israel, but there will be none; and for the sins of Judah, but they will not be found; for I will pardon those whom I leave as a remnant.'


"Wander away from the midst of Babylon And go forth from the land of the Chaldeans; Be also like male goats at the head of the flock.


And you made a reservoir between the two walls For the waters of the old pool. But you did not depend on Him who made it, Nor did you take into consideration Him who planned it long ago.


"From the outcry at Heshbon even to Elealeh, even to Jahaz they have raised their voice, from Zoar even to Horonaim and to Eglath-shelishiyah; for even the waters of Nimrim will become desolate.


'And some of your sons who will issue from you, whom you will beget, will be taken away, and they will become officials in the palace of the king of Babylon.'"


How can we sing the LORD'S song In a foreign land?


He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed.


"Moab has been at ease since his youth; He has also been undisturbed, like wine on its dregs, And he has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, Nor has he gone into exile. Therefore he retains his flavor, And his aroma has not changed.


And he will spread out his hands in the middle of it As a swimmer spreads out his hands to swim, But the Lord will lay low his pride together with the trickery of his hands.


Isaiah said to them, "Thus you shall say to your master, 'Thus says the LORD, "Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.


You have placed our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your presence.


Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away.


That too would have been an iniquity calling for judgment, For I would have denied God above.


He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.


Take away the wicked before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness.


Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, Upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.


He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, And Sirion like a young wild ox.


Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors.


"The deep says, 'It is not in me'; And the sea says, 'It is not with me.'


"Therefore He knows their works, And He overthrows them in the night, And they are crushed.


the sons of Bazluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,


'He shall flee to one of these cities, and shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city and state his case in the hearing of the elders of that city; and they shall take him into the city to them and give him a place, so that he may dwell among them.


When Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she came into the house of the LORD to the people.


Then the anger of the LORD burned against Amaziah, and He sent him a prophet who said to him, "Why have you sought the gods of the people who have not delivered their own people from your hand?"


He made ten basins of bronze, one basin held forty baths; each basin was four cubits, and on each of the ten stands was one basin.


and two doors of cypress wood; the two leaves of the one door turned on pivots, and the two leaves of the other door turned on pivots.


Then Amaziah dismissed them, the troops which came to him from Ephraim, to go home; so their anger burned against Judah and they returned home in fierce anger.


the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,


They went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.


Now the rest of the acts of Zechariah, behold they are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.


"Now therefore arise, go out and speak kindly to your servants, for I swear by the LORD, if you do not go out, surely not a man will pass the night with you, and this will be worse for you than all the evil that has come upon you from your youth until now."


"Cursed shall be the offspring of your body and the produce of your ground, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.


"Provide for yourselves three men from each tribe that I may send them, and that they may arise and walk through the land and write a description of it according to their inheritance; then they shall return to me.


It went down from Janoah to Ataroth and to Naarah, then reached Jericho and came out at the Jordan.


"But if he indeed annuls them after he has heard them, then he shall bear her guilt."


and we took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of the Manassites.


"Thus you shall do to all the cities that are very far from you, which are not of the cities of these nations nearby.


"Behold, I Myself have taken your fellow Levites from among the sons of Israel; they are a gift to you, dedicated to the LORD, to perform the service for the tent of meeting.


"He shall then look at the mark on the seventh day; if the mark has spread in the garment, whether in the warp or in the woof, or in the leather, whatever the purpose for which the leather is used, the mark is a leprous malignancy, it is unclean.


'Then he shall remove all its fat, just as the fat was removed from the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar for a soothing aroma to the LORD. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him, and he will be forgiven.


it is a chronic leprosy on the skin of his body, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean; he shall not isolate him, for he is unclean.


But he said to him, "You yourself know how I have served you and how your cattle have fared with me.


'I will multiply on you man and beast; and they will increase and be fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were formerly and will treat you better than at the first. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.


Then Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah became king in his place.


So Abimelech charged all the people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death."


"Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them.


"The sound of a carefree multitude was with her; and drunkards were brought from the wilderness with men of the common sort And they put bracelets on the hands of the women and beautiful crowns on their heads.


"I Myself will war against you with an outstretched hand and a mighty arm, even in anger and wrath and great indignation.


"Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his hordes, 'Whom are you like in your greatness?


"Declare in Egypt and proclaim in Migdol, Proclaim also in Memphis and Tahpanhes; Say, 'Take your stand and get yourself ready, For the sword has devoured those around you.'


Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,


"Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Go and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah and say to him: "Thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I am giving this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will burn it with fire.


'And you, Pashhur, and all who live in your house will go into captivity; and you will enter Babylon, and there you will die and there you will be buried, you and all your friends to whom you have falsely prophesied.'"


Then their offspring will be known among the nations, And their descendants in the midst of the peoples. All who see them will recognize them Because they are the offspring whom the LORD has blessed.


"Behold, they have become like stubble, Fire burns them; They cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame; There will be no coal to warm by Nor a fire to sit before!


"I was angry with My people, I profaned My heritage And gave them into your hand. You did not show mercy to them, On the aged you made your yoke very heavy.


The bulrushes by the Nile, by the edge of the Nile And all the sown fields by the Nile Will become dry, be driven away, and be no more.


"The children of whom you were bereaved will yet say in your ears, 'The place is too cramped for me; Make room for me that I may live here.'


"Moreover, I will deliver the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel master, And a mighty king will rule over them," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.


This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face--even Jacob. Selah.


All your rulers have fled together, And have been captured without the bow; All of you who were found were taken captive together, Though they had fled far away.


"They are driven from the community; They shout against them as against a thief,


He took all the gold and silver and all the utensils which were found in the house of God with Obed-edom, and the treasures of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.


Whoever possessed precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the LORD, in care of Jehiel the Gershonite.


Now, the acts of Asa from first to last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.


"But in their distress they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him.


Since more chief men were found from the descendants of Eleazar than the descendants of Ithamar, they divided them thus: there were sixteen heads of fathers' households of the descendants of Eleazar and eight of the descendants of Ithamar, according to their fathers' households.


Aaron said, "Do not let the anger of my lord burn; you know the people yourself, that they are prone to evil.


Then he said to his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." So they saddled the donkey for him and he rode away on it.


The border extended from there and turned round on the west side southward, from the hill which lies before Beth-horon southward; and it ended at Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), a city of the sons of Judah. This was the west side.


These are the families of the Simeonites, 22,200.


"You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.


and Ziklag and Beth-marcaboth and Hazar-susah,


Then Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, and they brought the one who had cursed outside the camp and stoned him with stones. Thus the sons of Israel did, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.


then the priest shall look at him, and if the scale has spread in the skin, the priest need not seek for the yellowish hair; he is unclean.


"Now if a man or woman has an infection on the head or on the beard,


But he himself passed on ahead of them and bowed down to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.


"You will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field.


"A sword will come upon Egypt, And anguish will be in Ethiopia; When the slain fall in Egypt, They take away her wealth, And her foundations are torn down.


"Damascus was your customer because of the abundance of your goods, because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth, because of the wine of Helbon and white wool.


He said, "Be at ease, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money " Then he brought Simeon out to them.


Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from the camel.


My mind reels, horror overwhelms me; The twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.


"The young men of On and of Pi-beseth Will fall by the sword, And the women will go into captivity.


"When she saw them she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.


Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light!


"There is hope for your future," declares the LORD, "And your children will return to their own territory.


You made men ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water, Yet You brought us out into a place of abundance.


And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,


Who gave Jacob up for spoil, and Israel to plunderers? Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned, And in whose ways they were not willing to walk, And whose law they did not obey?


They will be turned back and be utterly put to shame, Who trust in idols, Who say to molten images, "You are our gods."


In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.


Your way, O God, is holy; What god is great like our God?


The LORD has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.


"They kneel down, they bring forth their young, They get rid of their labor pains.


This Benaiah was the mighty man of the thirty, and had charge of thirty; and over his division was Ammizabad his son.


Then Saul said, "I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will not harm you again because my life was precious in your sight this day. Behold, I have played the fool and have committed a serious error."


Mattaniah, Mattenai, Jaasu,


The third commander of the army for the third month was Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada the priest, as chief; and in his division were 24,000.


'But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity, or threw something at him without lying in wait,


When they saw him, they brought thirty companions to be with him.


and next to him was Johanan the commander, and with him 280,000;


then hear from heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.


and write on them all the words of this law, when you cross over, so that you may enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised you.


and Maarath and Beth-anoth and Eltekon; six cities with their villages.


then you shall cut off her hand; you shall not show pity.


'You shall offer the one lamb in the morning and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight;


"You shall also measure outside the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits, with the city in the center. This shall become theirs as pasture lands for the cities.


"Only you did not go near to the land of the sons of Ammon, all along the river Jabbok and the cities of the hill country, and wherever the LORD our God had commanded us.


'And this shall be your north border: you shall draw your border line from the Great Sea to Mount Hor.


"You shall put the holy garments on Aaron and anoint him and consecrate him, that he may minister as a priest to Me.


And they all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, seven large baskets full.


of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.


He said to them, "Spend the night here, and I will bring word back to you as the LORD may speak to me." And the leaders of Moab stayed with Balaam.


and He said to me, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful and numerous, and I will make you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your descendants after you for an everlasting possession.'


Then the LORD met Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak."


Isaac said to his son, "How is it that you have it so quickly, my son?" And he said, "Because the LORD your God caused it to happen to me."


'This is that which is consecrated to Aaron and that which is consecrated to his sons from the offerings by fire to the LORD, in that day when he presented them to serve as priests to the LORD.


"For because of your trust in your own achievements and treasures, Even you yourself will be captured; And Chemosh will go off into exile Together with his priests and his princes.


'Is not this the one from which my lord drinks and which he indeed uses for divination? You have done wrong in doing this.'"


"Then I said concerning her who was worn out by adulteries, 'Will they now commit adultery with her when she is thus?'


"For I will set apart destroyers against you, Each with his weapons; And they will cut down your choicest cedars And throw them on the fire.


"Thus says the LORD, 'He who stays in this city will die by the sword and by famine and by pestilence, but he who goes out to the Chaldeans will live and have his own life as booty and stay alive.'


"Behold, all of them are false; Their works are worthless, Their molten images are wind and emptiness.


Also the oxen and the donkeys which work the ground will eat salted fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork.


So He gave them their request, But sent a wasting disease among them.


"If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments,


"His underparts are like sharp potsherds; He spreads out like a threshing sledge on the mire.


Then the Lord awoke as if from sleep, Like a warrior overcome by wine.


"Can you count the months they fulfill, Or do you know the time they give birth?


The young men saw me and hid themselves, And the old men arose and stood.


"Now do not stiffen your neck like your fathers, but yield to the LORD and enter His sanctuary which He has consecrated forever, and serve the LORD your God, that His burning anger may turn away from you.


"He does not keep the wicked alive, But gives justice to the afflicted.


"All men have seen it; Man beholds from afar.


For in the days of David and Asaph, in ancient times, there were leaders of the singers, songs of praise and hymns of thanksgiving to God.


Nevertheless some men of Asher, Manasseh and Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem.


"May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust.


Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem.


So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house. And Amon his son became king in his place.


and one third shall be at the king's house, and a third at the Gate of the Foundation; and all the people shall be in the courts of the house of the LORD.


"Now behold, there are the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God, and every willing man of any skill will be with you in all the work for all kinds of service. The officials also and all the people will be entirely at your command."


So Jotham became mighty because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God.


'Is not the iniquity of Peor enough for us, from which we have not cleansed ourselves to this day, although a plague came on the congregation of the LORD,


He did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab, for they were his counselors after the death of his father, to his destruction.


But as for Moses the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.


Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,


Then Micah said, "Now I know that the LORD will prosper me, seeing I have a Levite as priest."


'I brought your fathers out of Egypt, and you came to the sea; and Egypt pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea.


When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would arise and worship, each at the entrance of his tent.


"The first offspring from every womb belongs to Me, and all your male livestock, the first offspring from cattle and sheep.


and Dilean and Mizpeh and Joktheel,


"So be ready by morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to Me on the top of the mountain.


But the rest of it he makes into a god, his graven image He falls down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, "Deliver me, for you are my god."


with all the Arabah across the Jordan to the east, even as far as the sea of the Arabah, at the foot of the slopes of Pisgah.


Jacob's sons came upon the slain and looted the city, because they had defiled their sister.


Then the sons of Israel journeyed from Rameses and camped in Succoth.


When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to his house steward, "Bring the men into the house, and slay an animal and make ready; for the men are to dine with me at noon."


'It will be to Me a name of joy, praise and glory before all the nations of the earth which will hear of all the good that I do for them, and they will fear and tremble because of all the good and all the peace that I make for it.'


When they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him,


"Linen turbans shall be on their heads and linen undergarments shall be on their loins; they shall not gird themselves with anything which makes them sweat.


"She uncovered her harlotries and uncovered her nakedness; then I became disgusted with her, as I had become disgusted with her sister.


great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, giving to everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds;


"As for his father, because he practiced extortion, robbed his brother and did what was not good among his people, behold, he will die for his iniquity.


"Summon many against Babylon, All those who bend the bow: Encamp against her on every side, Let there be no escape. Repay her according to her work; According to all that she has done, so do to her; For she has become arrogant against the LORD, Against the Holy One of Israel.


Behold, He will mount up and swoop like an eagle and spread out His wings against Bozrah; and the hearts of the mighty men of Edom in that day will be like the heart of a woman in labor.


There the ships move along, And Leviathan, which You have formed to sport in it.


Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; They did not remember Your abundant kindnesses, But rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.


"He who dwells in this city will die by the sword and by famine and by pestilence; but he who goes out and falls away to the Chaldeans who are besieging you will live, and he will have his own life as booty.


Ascribe to the LORD the glory of His name; Bring an offering and come into His courts.


I shall lift up the cup of salvation And call upon the name of the LORD.


Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.


I will camp against you encircling you, And I will set siegeworks against you, And I will raise up battle towers against you.


Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.


Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.


I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders.


For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?


Let Your lovingkindness, O LORD, be upon us, According as we have hoped in You.


Yet He sent prophets to them to bring them back to the LORD; though they testified against them, they would not listen.


"By a great force my garment is distorted; It binds me about as the collar of my coat.


"They are dismayed, they no longer answer; Words have failed them.


Shallum, Amariah and Joseph.


"When you transgress the covenant of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them, then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and you will perish quickly from off the good land which He has given you."


the twenty-third for Delaiah, the twenty-fourth for Maaziah.


They said to him, "Inquire of God, please, that we may know whether our way on which we are going will be prosperous."


the eleventh for Eliashib, the twelfth for Jakim,


So the Levite, the husband of the woman who was murdered, answered and said, "I came with my concubine to spend the night at Gibeah which belongs to Benjamin.


So Abimelech went up to Mount Zalmon, he and all the people who were with him; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand and cut down a branch from the trees, and lifted it and laid it on his shoulder. Then he said to the people who were with him, "What you have seen me do, hurry and do likewise."


"You shall say before the LORD your God, 'I have removed the sacred portion from my house, and also have given it to the Levite and the alien, the orphan and the widow, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not transgressed or forgotten any of Your commandments.


Then he said, "Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak; suppose thirty are found there?" And He said, "I will not do it if I find thirty there."


So the sons of Israel gave the Levites from their inheritance these cities with their pasture lands, according to the command of the LORD.


It came about when the sons of Israel became strong, they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but they did not drive them out completely.


and Hazar-shual and Balah and Ezem,


Of Gad he said, "Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad; He lies down as a lion, And tears the arm, also the crown of the head.


"Everyone who is numbered, from twenty years old and over, shall give the contribution to the LORD.


All the gold that was used for the work, in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the wave offering, was 29 talents and 730 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.


So Balaam arose in the morning and said to Balak's leaders, "Go back to your land, for the LORD has refused to let me go with you."


He made a rim for it of a handbreadth all around, and made a gold molding for its rim all around.


When the people heard this sad word, they went into mourning, and none of them put on his ornaments.


Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared before him, he fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time.


Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please let me drink a little water from your jar."


So Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, "In my dream, behold, I was standing on the bank of the Nile;


So Judah said, "What can we say to my lord? What can we speak? And how can we justify ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants; behold, we are my lord's slaves, both we and the one in whose possession the cup has been found."


and she will say to me, "You drink, and I will draw for your camels also"; let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master's son.'


"He also took some of the seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil He placed it beside abundant waters; he set it like a willow.


and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan. These are the chiefs descended from the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom.


So the servant placed his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.


The LORD said to me, "This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the LORD God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut.


"I will turn the fortunes of Egypt and make them return to the land of Pathros, to the land of their origin, and there they will be a lowly kingdom.


We applied healing to Babylon, but she was not healed; Forsake her and let us each go to his own country, For her judgment has reached to heaven And towers up to the very skies.


"You will profane yourself in the sight of the nations, and you will know that I am the LORD."'"


"More than the weeping for Jazer I will weep for you, O vine of Sibmah! Your tendrils stretched across the sea, They reached to the sea of Jazer; Upon your summer fruits and your grape harvest The destroyer has fallen.


Who caused His glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses, Who divided the waters before them to make for Himself an everlasting name,


"Son of man, set your face toward Teman, and speak out against the south and prophesy against the forest land of the Negev,


And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,


Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day Darkness and light are alike to You.


We grope along the wall like blind men, We grope like those who have no eyes; We stumble at midday as in the twilight, Among those who are vigorous we are like dead men.


"I have aroused one from the north, and he has come; From the rising of the sun he will call on My name; And he will come upon rulers as upon mortar, Even as the potter treads clay."


and Zedekiah king of Judah will not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but he will surely be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will speak with him face to face and see him eye to eye;


Then King Zedekiah sent and had Jeremiah the prophet brought to him at the third entrance that is in the house of the LORD; and the king said to Jeremiah, "I am going to ask you something; do not hide anything from me."


For before the harvest, as soon as the bud blossoms And the flower becomes a ripening grape, Then He will cut off the sprigs with pruning knives And remove and cut away the spreading branches.


Before the LORD, for He is coming to judge the earth; He will judge the world with righteousness And the peoples with equity.


How blessed will you be, you who sow beside all waters, Who let out freely the ox and the donkey.


O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.


"So the elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him,


But Hezekiah gave no return for the benefit he received, because his heart was proud; therefore wrath came on him and on Judah and Jerusalem.


the sons of Immer, 1,052;


Now Ornan turned back and saw the angel, and his four sons who were with him hid themselves. And Ornan was threshing wheat.


"Behold now, I open my mouth, My tongue in my mouth speaks.


Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah,


Then David put garrisons among the Arameans of Damascus; and the Arameans became servants to David, bringing tribute. And the LORD helped David wherever he went.


Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?


The king of Israel replied, "It is according to your word, my lord, O king; I am yours, and all that I have."


He did evil in the sight of the LORD, as Manasseh his father had done.


'Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight; its hide and its flesh and its blood, with its refuse, shall be burned.


So he said to the messengers of Ben-hadad, "Tell my lord the king, 'All that you sent for to your servant at the first I will do, but this thing I cannot do.'" And the messengers departed and brought him word again.


When these went into Micah's house and took the graven image, the ephod and household idols and the molten image, the priest said to them, "What are you doing?"


and for the drink offering you shall offer one-third of a hin of wine as a soothing aroma to the LORD.


But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with him, and the commanders of the Philistines said to him, "Make the man go back, that he may return to his place where you have assigned him, and do not let him go down to battle with us, or in the battle he may become an adversary to us. For with what could this man make himself acceptable to his lord? Would it not be with the heads of these men?


"If he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge.


And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead 400 young virgins who had not known a man by lying with him; and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan.


Then the cities from the tribe of Ephraim were allotted to the families of the sons of Kohath, the Levites, even to the rest of the sons of Kohath.


or a man who has a broken foot or broken hand,


"Therefore, flee to your place now. I said I would honor you greatly, but behold, the LORD has held you back from honor."


"For the ransom of the 273 of the firstborn of the sons of Israel who are in excess beyond the Levites,


Then Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting,


"If it is all torn to pieces, let him bring it as evidence; he shall not make restitution for what has been torn to pieces.


Then Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,


"They uncovered her nakedness; they took her sons and her daughters, but they slew her with the sword. Thus she became a byword among women, and they executed judgments on her.


The Levites, however, were not numbered among the sons of Israel, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.


He who is too impoverished for such an offering Selects a tree that does not rot; He seeks out for himself a skillful craftsman To prepare an idol that will not totter.


Now the days of Isaac were one hundred and eighty years.


'But he rebelled against him by sending his envoys to Egypt that they might give him horses and many troops Will he succeed? Will he who does such things escape? Can he indeed break the covenant and escape?


'I am the LORD your God; walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and observe them.


and say, 'What was your mother? A lioness among lions! She lay down among young lions, She reared her cubs.


and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in Your sight " And Hezekiah wept bitterly.


Then you will see this, and your heart will be glad, And your bones will flourish like the new grass; And the hand of the LORD will be made known to His servants, But He will be indignant toward His enemies.


'I am also going to bring back to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the exiles of Judah who went to Babylon,' declares the LORD, 'for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.'"


"Then you are to say to them, 'It is because your forefathers have forsaken Me,' declares the LORD, 'and have followed other gods and served them and bowed down to them; but Me they have forsaken and have not kept My law.


Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.


And the fading flower of its glorious beauty, Which is at the head of the fertile valley, Will be like the first-ripe fig prior to summer, Which one sees, And as soon as it is in his hand, He swallows it.


Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will meditate on Your wonders.


We were pregnant, we writhed in labor, We gave birth, as it seems, only to wind We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth, Nor were inhabitants of the world born.


'He puts my feet in the stocks; He watches all my paths.'


My soul is crushed with longing After Your ordinances at all times.


"Refute me if you can; Array yourselves before me, take your stand.


He was from the sons of Perez, and was chief of all the commanders of the army for the first month.


Then the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?"


In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.


Then Delilah said to Samson, "Behold, you have deceived me and told me lies; now please tell me how you may be bound."


But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it and struck the Philistines; and the LORD brought about a great victory.


and Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,


The sons of Jada the brother of Shammai were Jether and Jonathan, and Jether died without sons.


Of Naphtali he said, "O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, And full of the blessing of the LORD, Take possession of the sea and the south."


and Holon with its pasture lands and Debir with its pasture lands,


They came near before Eleazar the priest and before Joshua the son of Nun and before the leaders, saying, "The LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brothers." So according to the command of the LORD he gave them an inheritance among their father's brothers.


and her husband hears of it and says nothing to her on the day he hears it, then her vows shall stand and her obligations by which she has bound herself shall stand.


"All the nations will say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land? Why this great outburst of anger?'


They journeyed from the wilderness of Sin and camped at Dophkah.


'But if he should ever wish to redeem it, then he shall add one-fifth of it to your valuation.


They took possession of his land and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two kings of the Amorites, who were across the Jordan to the east,


within three more days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office; and you will put Pharaoh's cup into his hand according to your former custom when you were his cupbearer.


Then he took up his discourse and said, "Alas, who can live except God has ordained it?


On the eighth day it was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, leader of the sons of Manasseh;


"But if the bright spot remains in its place and has not spread in the skin, but is dim, it is the swelling from the burn; and the priest shall pronounce him clean, for it is only the scar of the burn.


and you shall put all these in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons, and shall wave them as a wave offering before the LORD.


Then he made the table of acacia wood, two cubits long and a cubit wide and one and a half cubits high.


Thus Moses did; according to all that the LORD had commanded him, so he did.


two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,


So he sent his brothers away, and as they departed, he said to them, "Do not quarrel on the journey."


"In Tehaphnehes the day will be dark When I break there the yoke bars of Egypt. Then the pride of her power will cease in her; A cloud will cover her, And her daughters will go into captivity.


'Speak to the house of Israel, "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I am about to profane My sanctuary, the pride of your power, the desire of your eyes and the delight of your soul; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind will fall by the sword.


'Thus says the Lord GOD, "In the first month, on the first of the month, you shall take a young bull without blemish and cleanse the sanctuary.


"I will bring terrors on you and you will be no more; though you will be sought, you will never be found again," declares the Lord GOD.


"Slanderous men have been in you for the purpose of shedding blood, and in you they have eaten at the mountain shrines. In your midst they have committed acts of lewdness.


Behold, the Lord GOD helps Me; Who is he who condemns Me? Behold, they will all wear out like a garment; The moth will eat them.


'I will bring upon Elam the four winds From the four ends of heaven, And will scatter them to all these winds; And there will be no nation To which the outcasts of Elam will not go.


"But I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea for all their evil that they have done in Zion before your eyes," declares the LORD.


When You did awesome things which we did not expect, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence.


The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, says, "Behold, I am going to punish Amon of Thebes, and Pharaoh, and Egypt along with her gods and her kings, even Pharaoh and those who trust in him.


"Behold, I am against you, O valley dweller, O rocky plain," declares the LORD, "You men who say, 'Who will come down against us? Or who will enter into our habitations?'


For thus it will be in the midst of the earth among the peoples, As the shaking of an olive tree, As the gleanings when the grape harvest is over.


But the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, so that he was not given into the hands of the people to put him to death.


Thus says your Lord, the LORD, even your God Who contends for His people, "Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of reeling, The chalice of My anger; You will never drink it again.


In the day that you plant it you carefully fence it in, And in the morning you bring your seed to blossom; But the harvest will be a heap In a day of sickliness and incurable pain.


"So I will pollute the princes of the sanctuary, And I will consign Jacob to the ban and Israel to revilement.


Many seek the ruler's favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.


Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.


When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.


I considered my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies.


Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; Dishonor has covered my face.


The violence of the wicked will drag them away, Because they refuse to act with justice.


"Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David.


"But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will bring you down before the enemy, for God has power to help and to bring down."


So they seized her, and when she arrived at the entrance of the Horse Gate of the king's house, they put her to death there.


And Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon came to the city, while his servants were besieging it.


if they take thought in the land where they are taken captive, and repent and make supplication to You in the land of their captivity, saying, 'We have sinned, we have committed iniquity and have acted wickedly';


Then Saul sent messengers to see David, saying, "Bring him up to me on his bed, that I may put him to death."


"You shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small.


"For when I bring them into the land flowing with milk and honey, which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and are satisfied and become prosperous, then they will turn to other gods and serve them, and spurn Me and break My covenant.


"You shall also consecrate them, that they may be most holy; whatever touches them shall be holy.


The king also said to Shimei, "You know all the evil which you acknowledge in your heart, which you did to my father David; therefore the LORD shall return your evil on your own head.


Gaal spoke again and said, "Behold, people are coming down from the highest part of the land, and one company comes by the way of the diviners' oak."


"You shall describe the land in seven divisions, and bring the description here to me. I will cast lots for you here before the LORD our God.


Then Joshua and all Israel with him went up from Eglon to Hebron, and they fought against it.


of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites.


and does not bring it to the doorway of the tent of meeting to offer it to the LORD, that man also shall be cut off from his people.


"You shall slaughter the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron's right ear and on the lobes of his sons' right ears and on the thumbs of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet, and sprinkle the rest of the blood around on the altar.


"They shall know that I am the LORD their God who brought them out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them; I am the LORD their God.


On the seventh day it was Elishama the son of Ammihud, leader of the sons of Ephraim;


and the turban of fine linen, and the decorated caps of fine linen, and the linen breeches of fine twisted linen,


"The archers bitterly attacked him, And shot at him and harassed him;


When the man went out toward the east with a line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he led me through the water, water reaching the ankles.


"You shall make it hollow with planks; as it was shown to you in the mountain, so they shall make it.


"We said to my lord, 'We have an old father and a little child of his old age Now his brother is dead, so he alone is left of his mother, and his father loves him.'


So she gave him her maid Bilhah as a wife, and Jacob went in to her.


As for the rest of the people who were left in the city, the deserters who had gone over to him and the rest of the people who remained, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard carried them into exile in Babylon.


"In your filthiness is lewdness. Because I would have cleansed you, Yet you are not clean, You will not be cleansed from your filthiness again Until I have spent My wrath on you.


"Then set it empty on its coals So that it may be hot And its bronze may glow And its filthiness may be melted in it, Its rust consumed.


She bore still another son and named him Shelah; and it was at Chezib that she bore him.


The sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.


Thus says the Lord GOD to Tyre, "Shall not the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall when the wounded groan, when the slaughter occurs in your midst?


Now in the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,


Hezekiah was pleased, and showed them all his treasure house, the silver and the gold and the spices and the precious oil and his whole armory and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.


which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did not take when he carried into exile Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem.


That you may nurse and be satisfied with her comforting breasts, That you may suck and be delighted with her bountiful bosom."


"For I have set My face against this city for harm and not for good," declares the LORD "It will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon and he will burn it with fire."'


Then Jeremiah said to them, "You shall say to Zedekiah as follows:


I have seen a limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad.


You contended with them by banishing them, by driving them away With His fierce wind He has expelled them on the day of the east wind.


He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel.


"But My people did not listen to My voice, And Israel did not obey Me.


But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them; And often He restrained His anger And did not arouse all His wrath.


Let Israel be glad in his Maker; Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King.


Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God And did not keep His testimonies,


"Then the beast goes into its lair And remains in its den.


"Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand, Or in his disaster therefore cry out for help?


"Be careful, do not turn to evil, For you have preferred this to affliction.


the sons of Hagab, the sons of Shalmai, the sons of Hanan,


Nebuchadnezzar also brought some of the articles of the house of the LORD to Babylon and put them in his temple at Babylon.


"Whenever any dispute comes to you from your brethren who live in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them so that they may not be guilty before the LORD, and wrath may not come on you and your brethren. Thus you shall do and you will not be guilty.


'If, however, the land of your possession is unclean, then cross into the land of the possession of the LORD, where the LORD'S tabernacle stands, and take possession among us. Only do not rebel against the LORD, or rebel against us by building an altar for yourselves, besides the altar of the LORD our God.


"When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow.


"Then you will prosper, if you are careful to observe the statutes and the ordinances which the LORD commanded Moses concerning Israel Be strong and courageous, do not fear nor be dismayed.


But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not yet a prophet of the LORD here that we may inquire of him?"


And David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the LORD to its place which he had prepared for it.


The sons of Uzziel were Micah the first and Isshiah the second.


So David went up at the word of Gad, which he spoke in the name of the LORD.


The son of Izhar was Shelomith the chief.


"You shall not pity him, but you shall purge the blood of the innocent from Israel, that it may go well with you.


So David went, he and the six hundred men who were with him, and came to the brook Besor, where those left behind remained.


When the sons of Israel heard of it, the whole congregation of the sons of Israel gathered themselves at Shiloh to go up against them in war.


Saul said, "May you be blessed of the LORD, for you have had compassion on me.


"You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.


"Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet from it;


Then Aaron took it as Moses had spoken, and ran into the midst of the assembly, for behold, the plague had begun among the people. So he put on the incense and made atonement for the people.


These are the statutes which the LORD commanded Moses, as between a man and his wife, and as between a father and his daughter, while she is in her youth in her father's house.


They journeyed from Punon and camped at Oboth.


The sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.


'If, however, it is any unclean animal of the kind which men do not present as an offering to the LORD, then he shall place the animal before the priest.


"However, he shall let the live bird go free outside the city into the open field. So he shall make atonement for the house, and it will be clean."


So the men took this present, and they took double the money in their hand, and Benjamin; then they arose and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.


and said to them, "I see your father's attitude, that it is not friendly toward me as formerly, but the God of my father has been with me.


"All who know you among the peoples Are appalled at you; You have become terrified And you will cease to be forever."'"


Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, and the name of his city was Dinhabah.


'Your turbans will be on your heads and your shoes on your feet. You will not mourn and you will not weep, but you will rot away in your iniquities and you will groan to one another.


I called on Your name, O LORD, Out of the lowest pit.


Then the officials were angry at Jeremiah and beat him, and they put him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, which they had made into the prison.


"Son of man, because Tyre has said concerning Jerusalem, 'Aha, the gateway of the peoples is broken; it has opened to me. I shall be filled, now that she is laid waste,'


in order to lay hold of the hearts of the house of Israel who are estranged from Me through all their idols."'


"O Israel, your prophets have been like foxes among ruins.


That they may see and recognize, And consider and gain insight as well, That the hand of the LORD has done this, And the Holy One of Israel has created it.


'I will bring upon that land all My words which I have pronounced against it, all that is written in this book which Jeremiah has prophesied against all the nations.


"I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city."'


And you saw that the breaches In the wall of the city of David were many; And you collected the waters of the lower pool.


"Can anyone smash iron, Iron from the north, or bronze?


"Then they will be dismayed and ashamed because of Cush their hope and Egypt their boast.


"O Lord, by these things men live, And in all these is the life of my spirit; O restore me to health and let me live!


You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.


You would put to shame the counsel of the afflicted, But the LORD is his refuge.


In that day their strong cities will be like forsaken places in the forest, Or like branches which they abandoned before the sons of Israel; And the land will be a desolation.


Their number who were trained in singing to the LORD, with their relatives, all who were skillful, was 288.


But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling, My steps had almost slipped.


"For you say, 'What advantage will it be to You? What profit will I have, more than if I had sinned?'


Now when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come and that he intended to make war on Jerusalem,


They buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done well in Israel and to God and His house.


So the workmen labored, and the repair work progressed in their hands, and they restored the house of God according to its specifications and strengthened it.


David was afraid of God that day, saying, "How can I bring the ark of God home to me?"


The son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal became the father of Micah.


She arose and bowed with her face to the ground and said, "Behold, your maidservant is a maid to wash the feet of my lord's servants."


Ahaz became the father of Jehoaddah, and Jehoaddah became the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth and Zimri; and Zimri became the father of Moza.


Now the sons of Caleb, the brother of Jerahmeel, were Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph; and his son was Mareshah, the father of Hebron.


Their father said to them, "Which way did he go?" Now his sons had seen the way which the man of God who came from Judah had gone.


Then she spoke, saying, "Formerly they used to say, 'They will surely ask advice at Abel,' and thus they ended the dispute.


Now the appointed sign between the men of Israel and the men in ambush was that they would make a great cloud of smoke rise from the city.


So Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them and said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" For the men were lying in wait in the inner room. But he snapped the ropes from his arms like a thread.


The king answered, "Chimham shall cross over with me, and I will do for him what is good in your sight; and whatever you require of me, I will do for you."


The people of Israel were defeated there before the servants of David, and the slaughter there that day was great, 20,000 men.


"And you, camp outside the camp seven days; whoever has killed any person and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves, you and your captives, on the third day and on the seventh day.


"But we cannot give them wives of our daughters." For the sons of Israel had sworn, saying, "Cursed is he who gives a wife to Benjamin."


"But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah; we will go up against it by lot.


The priest said to them, "Go in peace; your way in which you are going has the LORD'S approval."


"But if they marry one of the sons of the other tribes of the sons of Israel, their inheritance will be withdrawn from the inheritance of our fathers and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; thus it will be withdrawn from our allotted inheritance.


"This is what your fathers did when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land.


They journeyed from Moseroth and camped at Bene-jaakan.


Moses did just as the LORD commanded him; and he took Joshua and set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation.


But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the LORD.


But they went up heedlessly to the ridge of the hill country; neither the ark of the covenant of the LORD nor Moses left the camp.


'On the first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.


All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those who were numbered of them, were 64,400.


These are the sons of Dan according to their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan according to their families.


So Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying,


With him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and a skillful workman and a weaver in blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and fine linen.


so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God.


'Now every swarming thing that swarms on the earth is detestable, not to be eaten.


"You shall take the Levites for Me, I am the LORD, instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the cattle of the sons of Israel."


"Therefore, I gave her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, after whom she lusted.


'Sharpened to make a slaughter, Polished to flash like lightning!' Or shall we rejoice, the rod of My son despising every tree?


"For every head is bald and every beard cut short; there are gashes on all the hands and sackcloth on the loins.


Then it becomes something for a man to burn, so he takes one of them and warms himself; he also makes a fire to bake bread. He also makes a god and worships it; he makes it a graven image and falls down before it.


and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's maid: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram.


"Then afterwards," declares the LORD, "I will give over Zedekiah king of Judah and his servants and the people, even those who survive in this city from the pestilence, the sword and the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their foes and into the hand of those who seek their lives; and he will strike them down with the edge of the sword He will not spare them nor have pity nor compassion."'


Then he went up from there to Beersheba.


"Leave your orphans behind, I will keep them alive; And let your widows trust in Me."


"Hazor will become a haunt of jackals, A desolation forever; No one will live there, Nor will a son of man reside in it."


Why did I ever come forth from the womb To look on trouble and sorrow, So that my days have been spent in shame?


I will sing a new song to You, O God; Upon a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,


'If you will indeed stay in this land, then I will build you up and not tear you down, and I will plant you and not uproot you; for I will relent concerning the calamity that I have inflicted on you.


Our Redeemer, the LORD of hosts is His name, The Holy One of Israel.


Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above earth and heaven.


Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction.


I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.


Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, One which devises mischief by decree?


As for the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept from the paths of the violent.


"He makes the depths boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.


"My sons, do not be negligent now, for the LORD has chosen you to stand before Him, to minister to Him, and to be His ministers and burn incense."


the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah,


"Will your riches keep you from distress, Or all the forces of your strength?


He brought up the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from there, and they gathered the bones of those who had been hanged.


"The man who is refined and very delicate among you shall be hostile toward his brother and toward the wife he cherishes and toward the rest of his children who remain,


Moza became the father of Binea; Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.


but about this time tomorrow I will send my servants to you, and they will search your house and the houses of your servants; and whatever is desirable in your eyes, they will take in their hand and carry away.'"


The sons of Jonathan were Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.


Only the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.


On the fifth day he arose to go early in the morning, and the girl's father said, "Please sustain yourself, and wait until afternoon"; so both of them ate.


The men of Israel then turned back against the sons of Benjamin and struck them with the edge of the sword, both the entire city with the cattle and all that they found; they also set on fire all the cities which they found.


and they took captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great, without killing anyone, and carried them off and went their way.


Then all the people arose as one man, saying, "Not one of us will go to his tent, nor will any of us return to his house.


"Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.


"Why then have you brought the LORD'S assembly into this wilderness, for us and our beasts to die here?


and Yiron and Migdal-el, Horem and Beth-anath and Beth-shemesh; nineteen cities with their villages.


"So they shall wash their hands and their feet, so that they will not die; and it shall be a perpetual statute for them, for Aaron and his descendants throughout their generations."


They journeyed from Alush and camped at Rephidim; now it was there that the people had no water to drink.


the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben came and spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the congregation, saying,


'You shall give the right thigh to the priest as a contribution from the sacrifices of your peace offerings.


"For the rear of the tabernacle, to the west, you shall make six boards.


in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought along with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a burial site.


"Levy a tax for the LORD from the men of war who went out to battle, one in five hundred of the persons and of the cattle and of the donkeys and of the sheep;


He erected the court all around the tabernacle and the altar, and hung up the veil for the gateway of the court. Thus Moses finished the work.


When they told him all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.


"Only keep me in mind when it goes well with you, and please do me a kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of this house.


It was while she was being brought out that she sent to her father-in-law, saying, "I am with child by the man to whom these things belong." And she said, "Please examine and see, whose signet ring and cords and staff are these?"


"Now therefore, my son, listen to me as I command you.


And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.


These are the sons of Dishon: Hemdan and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran.


"Therefore My heart wails for Moab like flutes; My heart also wails like flutes for the men of Kir-heres Therefore they have lost the abundance it produced.


"Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me depart; for you yourself know my service which I have rendered you."


and you sat on a splendid couch with a table arranged before it on which you had set My incense and My oil.


Then I took the cup from the LORD'S hand and made all the nations to whom the LORD sent me drink it:


"Again you will plant vineyards On the hills of Samaria; The planters will plant And will enjoy them.


"I will pour out My wrath on Sin, The stronghold of Egypt; I will also cut off the hordes of Thebes.


You drew near when I called on You; You said, "Do not fear!"


'Like an east wind I will scatter them Before the enemy; I will show them My back and not My face In the day of their calamity.'"


"I looked, and there was no one to help, And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold; So My own arm brought salvation to Me, And My wrath upheld Me.


"Assemble, all of you, and listen! Who among them has declared these things? The LORD loves him; he will carry out His good pleasure on Babylon, And His arm will be against the Chaldeans.


Take your harp, walk about the city, O forgotten harlot; Pluck the strings skillfully, sing many songs, That you may be remembered.


Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands.


"Therefore, thus says the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, 'He will not come to this city or shoot an arrow there; and he will not come before it with a shield, or throw up a siege ramp against it.


He sent a man before them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.


But God is the Judge; He puts down one and exalts another.


But You have cast off and rejected, You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.


"Do you know how God establishes them, And makes the lightning of His cloud to shine?


The king and Jehoiada gave it to those who did the work of the service of the house of the LORD; and they hired masons and carpenters to restore the house of the LORD, and also workers in iron and bronze to repair the house of the LORD.


Then he charged them saying, "Thus you shall do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and wholeheartedly.


"Men of understanding will say to me, And a wise man who hears me,


the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam,


"I even paid close attention to you; Indeed, there was no one who refuted Job, Not one of you who answered his words.


When they had finished, they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada; and it was made into utensils for the house of the LORD, utensils for the service and the burnt offering, and pans and utensils of gold and silver. And they offered burnt offerings in the house of the LORD continually all the days of Jehoiada.


On the east there were six Levites, on the north four daily, on the south four daily, and at the storehouse two by two.


Then the king of Israel called an officer and said, "Bring quickly Micaiah, Imla's son."


"The LORD will repay each man for his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the LORD delivered you into my hand today, but I refused to stretch out my hand against the LORD'S anointed.


Of Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, Isshiah the first.


These are the sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son,


'The cities shall be to you as a refuge from the avenger, so that the manslayer will not die until he stands before the congregation for trial.


And behold, all the men of Israel came to the king and said to the king, "Why had our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away, and brought the king and his household and all David's men with him over the Jordan?"


"But I will surely hide My face in that day because of all the evil which they will do, for they will turn to other gods.


When they were near the house of Micah, they recognized the voice of the young man, the Levite; and they turned aside there and said to him, "Who brought you here? And what are you doing in this place? And what do you have here?"


Saul said to him, "Whose son are you, young man?" And David answered, "I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite."


"For the Levites have no portion among you, because the priesthood of the LORD is their inheritance. Gad and Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh also have received their inheritance eastward beyond the Jordan, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them."


and her father hears her vow and her obligation by which she has bound herself, and her father says nothing to her, then all her vows shall stand and every obligation by which she has bound herself shall stand.


"But the firstborn of an ox or the firstborn of a sheep or the firstborn of a goat, you shall not redeem; they are holy You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar and shall offer up their fat in smoke as an offering by fire, for a soothing aroma to the LORD.


The border went down to the brook of Kanah, southward of the brook (these cities belonged to Ephraim among the cities of Manasseh), and the border of Manasseh was on the north side of the brook and it ended at the sea.


In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin and Secacah,


and they said, "The LORD commanded my lord to give the land by lot to the sons of Israel as an inheritance, and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters.


Then Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who had gone to battle, "This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded Moses:


Now the eyes of Israel were so dim from age that he could not see Then Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.


then the priest shall order them to tear out the stones with the mark in them and throw them away at an unclean place outside the city.


These are those who were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.


"You shall then deposit them in the tent of meeting in front of the testimony, where I meet with you.


three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a bulb and a flower in one branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a bulb and a flower in the other branch--so for the six branches going out of the lampstand.


As one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he saw his money; and behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.


"Thus God has taken away your father's livestock and given them to me.


And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate facing toward the east.


and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people,


'And it had strong branches fit for scepters of rulers, And its height was raised above the clouds So that it was seen in its height with the mass of its branches.


Then he brought me out into the outer court, the way toward the north; and he brought me to the chamber which was opposite the separate area and opposite the building toward the north.


"To which among the trees of Eden are you thus equal in glory and greatness? Yet you will be brought down with the trees of Eden to the earth beneath; you will lie in the midst of the uncircumcised, with those who were slain by the sword So is Pharaoh and all his hordes!"' declares the Lord GOD."


or oppress anyone, or retain a pledge, or commit robbery, but he gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,


"When they become heated up, I will serve them their banquet And make them drunk, that they may become jubilant And may sleep a perpetual sleep And not wake up," declares the LORD.


Then I set before the men of the house of the Rechabites pitchers full of wine and cups; and I said to them, "Drink wine!"


"As when God overthrew Sodom And Gomorrah with its neighbors," declares the LORD, "No man will live there, Nor will any son of man reside in it.


Likewise, also all the Jews who were in Moab and among the sons of Ammon and in Edom and who were in all the other countries, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant for Judah, and that he had appointed over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan.


For the fortified city is isolated, A homestead forlorn and forsaken like the desert; There the calf will graze, And there it will lie down and feed on its branches.


Now when Micaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had heard all the words of the LORD from the book,


The LORD is God, and He has given us light; Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.