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The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
"Shall He recompense on your terms, because you have rejected it? For you must choose, and not I; Therefore declare what you know.
He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar who had made him swear allegiance by God But he stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the LORD God of Israel.
Let my judgment come forth from Your presence; Let Your eyes look with equity.
Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok said to him, "Since the contributions began to be brought into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat with plenty left over, for the LORD has blessed His people, and this great quantity is left over."
the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephisim,
But I am not silenced by the darkness, Nor deep gloom which covers me.
In the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, Simeon, even as far as Naphtali, in their surrounding ruins,
He also removed the high places and the incense altars from all the cities of Judah. And the kingdom was undisturbed under him.
for the sons of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah; for the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah;
David said to Gad, "I am in great distress; please let me fall into the hand of the LORD, for His mercies are very great. But do not let me fall into the hand of man."
the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
Then they sent word to Jezebel, saying, "Naboth has been stoned and is dead."
The sons of Jehieli, Zetham and Joel his brother, had charge of the treasures of the house of the LORD.
the thirteenth for Huppah, the fourteenth for Jeshebeab,
nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, "The LORD will surely deliver us, and this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."
Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah,
'Forgive Your people Israel whom You have redeemed, O LORD, and do not place the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of Your people Israel.' And the bloodguiltiness shall be forgiven them.
These things Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did, and had a name as well as the three mighty men.
Micah said to him, "Where do you come from?" And he said to him, "I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, and I am going to stay wherever I may find a place."
So Joshua blessed them and sent them away, and they went to their tents.
"But if her husband indeed annuls them on the day he hears them, then whatever proceeds out of her lips concerning her vows or concerning the obligation of herself shall not stand; her husband has annulled them, and the LORD will forgive her.
The rest of the sons of Kohath received ten cities by lot from the families of the tribe of Ephraim and from the tribe of Dan and from the half-tribe of Manasseh.
The inheritance of the sons of Simeon was taken from the portion of the sons of Judah, for the share of the sons of Judah was too large for them; so the sons of Simeon received an inheritance in the midst of Judah's inheritance.
"We ourselves will cross over armed in the presence of the LORD into the land of Canaan, and the possession of our inheritance shall remain with us across the Jordan."
'And one male goat for a sin offering to the LORD; it shall be offered with its drink offering in addition to the continual burnt offering.
"For the width of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits with their ten pillars and their ten sockets.
This is the law of the burnt offering, the grain offering and the sin offering and the guilt offering and the ordination offering and the sacrifice of peace offerings,
'For I have taken the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the contribution from the sons of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons as their due forever from the sons of Israel.
He replied, "Must I not be careful to speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?"
"You shall make for it a rim of a handbreadth around it; and you shall make a gold border for the rim around it.
"Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people.
Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob and their little ones and their wives in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
"For I was in fact kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the dungeon."
So he put them all together in prison for three days.
But Hamor spoke with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter; please give her to him in marriage.
The mighty men of Babylon have ceased fighting, They stay in the strongholds; Their strength is exhausted, They are becoming like women; Their dwelling places are set on fire, The bars of her gates are broken.
'Thus says the LORD, "Indeed, those who support Egypt will fall And the pride of her power will come down; From Migdol to Syene They will fall within her by the sword," Declares the Lord GOD.
then you shall say, 'These belong to your servant Jacob; it is a present sent to my lord Esau. And behold, he also is behind us.'"
"Behold, one will come up like a lion from the thicket of the Jordan to a perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make them run away from it, and whoever is chosen I will appoint over it For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand before Me?"
It will come about at the end of seventy years that the LORD will visit Tyre Then she will go back to her harlot's wages and will play the harlot with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth.
'Perhaps the LORD your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard Therefore, offer a prayer for the remnant that is left.'"
For thus says the Lord GOD, "My people went down at the first into Egypt to reside there; then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
At this I awoke and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me.
It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing--life forever.
You are the God who works wonders; You have made known Your strength among the peoples.
Deal with them as with Midian, As with Sisera and Jabin at the torrent of Kishon,
He gives great deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever.
Truth springs from the earth, And righteousness looks down from heaven.
He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and battle?
God has ascended with a shout, The LORD, with the sound of a trumpet.
"Because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and because you humbled yourself before Me, tore your clothes and wept before Me, I truly have heard you," declares the LORD.
While the whole assembly worshiped, the singers also sang and the trumpets sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.
"But you were full of judgment on the wicked; Judgment and justice take hold of you.
At the Fountain Gate they went directly up the steps of the city of David by the stairway of the wall above the house of David to the Water Gate on the east.
"This is the thing which you shall do: one third of you, of the priests and Levites who come in on the sabbath, shall be gatekeepers,
behold, the LORD is going to strike your people, your sons, your wives and all your possessions with a great calamity;
Ezri the son of Chelub had charge of the agricultural workers who tilled the soil.
The son of Gershom was Shebuel the chief.
So when the servants of Hadadezer saw that they were defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and served him. Thus the Arameans were not willing to help the sons of Ammon anymore.
Then he put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became servants to David. And the LORD helped David wherever he went.
When it was told David, he gathered all Israel together and crossed the Jordan, and came upon them and drew up in formation against them. And when David drew up in battle array against the Arameans, they fought against him.
These were heads of fathers' households of the Levites according to their generations, chief men, who lived in Jerusalem.
'Cursed is he who lies with any animal.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
and from the tribe of Benjamin: Geba with its pasture lands, Allemeth with its pasture lands, and Anathoth with its pasture lands. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities.
the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,
So Hushai, David's friend, came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all that he did and his might, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
When Saul saw that he was prospering greatly, he dreaded him.
only the gold and the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin and the lead,
The people said to Joshua, "No, but we will serve the LORD."
'But you will chase your enemies and they will fall before you by the sword;
also for his virgin sister, who is near to him because she has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.
Then Joseph said to him, "This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days;
Then the elders of the congregation said, "What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since the women are destroyed out of Benjamin?"
"She did not forsake her harlotries from the time in Egypt; for in her youth men had lain with her, and they handled her virgin bosom and poured out their lust on her.
And he said, "Are you really my son Esau?" And he said, "I am."
and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy;
This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him.
Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
It was carved with cherubim and palm trees; and a palm tree was between cherub and cherub, and every cherub had two faces,
"Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding.
"Then the nations that are left round about you will know that I, the LORD, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted that which was desolate; I, the LORD, have spoken and will do it."
'As I live,' declares the Lord GOD, 'Surely in the country of the king who put him on the throne, whose oath he despised and whose covenant he broke, in Babylon he shall die.
"Behold, though it is planted, will it thrive? Will it not completely wither as soon as the east wind strikes it--wither on the beds where it grew?"'"
because they rejected My ordinances, and as for My statutes, they did not walk in them; they even profaned My sabbaths, for their heart continually went after their idols.
"How the hammer of the whole earth Has been cut off and broken! How Babylon has become An object of horror among the nations!
"If grape gatherers came to you, Would they not leave gleanings? If thieves came by night, They would destroy only until they had enough.
Therefore I declared them to you long ago, Before they took place I proclaimed them to you, So that you would not say, 'My idol has done them, And my graven image and my molten image have commanded them.'
For all the tables are full of filthy vomit, without a single clean place.
They made a calf in Horeb And worshiped a molten image.
May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.
Then Ishmael took captive all the remnant of the people who were in Mizpah, the king's daughters and all the people who were left in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard had put under the charge of Gedaliah the son of Ahikam; thus Ishmael the son of Nethaniah took them captive and proceeded to cross over to the sons of Ammon.
They also provoked Him to wrath at the waters of Meribah, So that it went hard with Moses on their account;
My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of Your salvation all day long; For I do not know the sum of them.
Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.
For it flatters him in his own eyes Concerning the discovery of his iniquity and the hatred of it.
To satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?
Through God we shall do valiantly, And it is He who will tread down our adversaries.
"I shall take no young bull out of your house Nor male goats out of your folds.
All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon's servants were 392.
As David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out from the threshing floor and prostrated himself before David with his face to the ground.
But David did not count those twenty years of age and under, because the LORD had said He would multiply Israel as the stars of heaven.
the sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shagee the Hararite,
They went to bury her, but they found nothing more of her than the skull and the feet and the palms of her hands.
The young men of the rulers of the provinces went out first; and Ben-hadad sent out and they told him, saying, "Men have come out from Samaria."
"If the LORD your God enlarges your territory, just as He has sworn to your fathers, and gives you all the land which He promised to give your fathers--
All the elders and all the people said to him, "Do not listen or consent."
and Me-jarkon and Rakkon, with the territory over against Joppa.
and Shaaraim and Adithaim and Gederah and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages.
This was the inheritance of the sons of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.
Joshua captured all these kings and their lands at one time, because the LORD, the God of Israel, fought for Israel.
"O LORD, bless his substance, And accept the work of his hands; Shatter the loins of those who rise up against him, And those who hate him, so that they will not rise again."
'If his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his nearest relative in his own family, and he shall possess it; and it shall be a statutory ordinance to the sons of Israel, just as the LORD commanded Moses.'"
how he met you along the way and attacked among you all the stragglers at your rear when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear God.
All the women whose heart stirred with a skill spun the goats' hair.
of Ozni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the Erites;
'Thus for every piece of your property, you are to provide for the redemption of the land.
This is the law regarding the animal and the bird, and every living thing that moves in the waters and everything that swarms on the earth,
onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and for the breastpiece.
"My flock wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill; My flock was scattered over all the surface of the earth, and there was no one to search or seek for them."'"
"The two and a half tribes have received their possession across the Jordan opposite Jericho, eastward toward the sunrising."
Reuben answered them, saying, "Did I not tell you, 'Do not sin against the boy'; and you would not listen? Now comes the reckoning for his blood."
But his mother said to him, "Your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, get them for me."
"Then all the princes of the sea will go down from their thrones, remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments They will clothe themselves with trembling; they will sit on the ground, tremble every moment and be appalled at you.
and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's maid: Dan and Naphtali;
So the present passed on before him, while he himself spent that night in the camp.
Thus says the LORD of hosts, "The broad wall of Babylon will be completely razed And her high gates will be set on fire; So the peoples will toil for nothing, And the nations become exhausted only for fire."
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. And in the morning I did as I was commanded.
"Nevertheless, I will restore their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, and along with them your own captivity,
Because he did not kill me before birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant.
"As for the message that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we are not going to listen to you!
Then Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, swore to them and to their men, saying, "Do not be afraid of serving the Chaldeans; stay in the land and serve the king of Babylon, that it may go well with you.
"Have you not observed what this people have spoken, saying, 'The two families which the LORD chose, He has rejected them'? Thus they despise My people, no longer are they as a nation in their sight.
"Your nakedness will be uncovered, Your shame also will be exposed; I will take vengeance and will not spare a man."
And they brought Uriah from Egypt and led him to King Jehoiakim, who slew him with a sword and cast his dead body into the burial place of the common people.
"Put Me in remembrance, let us argue our case together; State your cause, that you may be proved right.
Now in that day the glory of Jacob will fade, And the fatness of his flesh will become lean.
The locusts have no king, Yet all of them go out in ranks;
When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, You will be happy and it will be well with you.
"You have not brought to Me the sheep of your burnt offerings, Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices I have not burdened you with offerings, Nor wearied you with incense.
Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
But You, O LORD, abide forever, And Your name to all generations.
"But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.
Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD, And grant us Your salvation.
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, The floods have lifted up their voice, The floods lift up their pounding waves.
Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath.
Then certain persons went and told David about the men. And he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly humiliated. And the king said, "Stay at Jericho until your beards grow, and then return."
if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies who have taken them captive, and pray to You toward their land which You have given to their fathers, the city which You have chosen, and the house which I have built for Your name;
Moreover, he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and he built fortresses and towers on the wooded hills.
"So I say, 'Listen to me, I too will tell what I think.'
"Now then, do not let my blood fall to the ground away from the presence of the LORD; for the king of Israel has come out to search for a single flea, just as one hunts a partridge in the mountains."
But the troops whom Amaziah sent back from going with him to battle, raided the cities of Judah, from Samaria to Beth-horon, and struck down 3,000 of them and plundered much spoil.
The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac.
She fell at his feet and said, "On me alone, my lord, be the blame. And please let your maidservant speak to you, and listen to the words of your maidservant.
Of the Gershonites were Ladan and Shimei.
The woman of Tekoa said to the king, "O my lord, the king, the iniquity is on me and my father's house, but the king and his throne are guiltless."
Now the five men who went to spy out the land went up and entered there, and took the graven image and the ephod and household idols and the molten image, while the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men armed with weapons of war.
'The one who burns it shall also wash his clothes in water and bathe his body in water, and shall be unclean until evening.
So they said to him, "No, but we will bind you fast and give you into their hands; yet surely we will not kill you." Then they bound him with two new ropes and brought him up from the rock.
"When the sun goes down you shall surely return the pledge to him, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you; and it will be righteousness for you before the LORD your God.
Saul said, "May God do this to me and more also, for you shall surely die, Jonathan."
nor did they show kindness to the household of Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) in accord with all the good that he had done to Israel.
'You shall present these to the LORD at your appointed times, besides your votive offerings and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings and for your grain offerings and for your drink offerings and for your peace offerings.'"
'But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he shall be placed before the priest and the priest shall value him; according to the means of the one who vowed, the priest shall value him.
"He shall therefore tear down the house, its stones, and its timbers, and all the plaster of the house, and he shall take them outside the city to an unclean place.
"When you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was;
The numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari by their families, by their fathers' households,
"But if the scab spreads farther on the skin after he has shown himself to the priest for his cleansing, he shall appear again to the priest.
from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.
"A sword against their horses and against their chariots And against all the foreigners who are in the midst of her, And they will become women! A sword against her treasures, and they will be plundered!
He measured on the east side with the measuring reed five hundred reeds by the measuring reed.
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because the enemy has spoken against you, 'Aha!' and, 'The everlasting heights have become our possession,'
"They will not take from you even a stone for a corner Nor a stone for foundations, But you will be desolate forever," declares the LORD.
"Son of man, they who live in these waste places in the land of Israel are saying, 'Abraham was only one, yet he possessed the land; so to us who are many the land has been given as a possession.'
'And I will bring Israel back to his pasture and he will graze on Carmel and Bashan, and his desire will be satisfied in the hill country of Ephraim and Gilead.
Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and the ten men who were with him arose and struck down Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, with the sword and put to death the one whom the king of Babylon had appointed over the land.
"As I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to overthrow, to destroy and to bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant," declares the LORD.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.
"Perhaps the house of Judah will hear all the calamity which I plan to bring on them, in order that every man will turn from his evil way; then I will forgive their iniquity and their sin."
Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?
because of all the evil of the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah which they have done to provoke Me to anger--they, their kings, their leaders, their priests, their prophets, the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
For thus says the LORD concerning the house of the king of Judah: "You are like Gilead to Me, Like the summit of Lebanon; Yet most assuredly I will make you like a wilderness, Like cities which are not inhabited.
"Behold, My servants will shout joyfully with a glad heart, But you will cry out with a heavy heart, And you will wail with a broken spirit.
Then those who sing as well as those who play the flutes shall say, "All my springs of joy are in you."
And roll you tightly like a ball, To be cast into a vast country; There you will die And there your splendid chariots will be, You shame of your master's house.'
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.
Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.
Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, "Let God be magnified."
Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich, When the glory of his house is increased;
"Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you; And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
The fourth for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him; and in his division were 24,000.
Let me sow and another eat, And let my crops be uprooted.
"Behold, no fear of me should terrify you, Nor should my pressure weigh heavily on you.
David slaughtered them from the twilight until the evening of the next day; and not a man of them escaped, except four hundred young men who rode on camels and fled.
of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the chief, and 220 of his relatives;
And ten young men who carried Joab's armor gathered around and struck Absalom and killed him.
According to all these words and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David.
that David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.
"The daughters of Zelophehad are right in their statements. You shall surely give them a hereditary possession among their father's brothers, and you shall transfer the inheritance of their father to them.
and Nibshan and the City of Salt and Engedi; six cities with their villages.
Then the tribes of Israel sent men through the entire tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What is this wickedness that has taken place among you?
Then Abimelech remained at Arumah, but Zebul drove out Gaal and his relatives so that they could not remain in Shechem.
"Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them.
This is the law for the mark of leprosy in a garment of wool or linen, whether in the warp or in the woof, or in any article of leather, for pronouncing it clean or unclean.
Then he examined it and said, "It is my son's tunic. A wild beast has devoured him; Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!"
from the firstborn of the sons of Israel he took the money in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary, 1,365.
the woven garments as well, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, with which to carry on their priesthood;
When Joseph saw his brothers he recognized them, but he disguised himself to them and spoke to them harshly. And he said to them, "Where have you come from?" And they said, "From the land of Canaan, to buy food."
No one recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, "I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals I roast meat and eat it Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!"
"At the doorway of the tent of meeting, moreover, you shall remain day and night for seven days and keep the charge of the LORD, so that you will not die, for so I have been commanded."
He related it to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, "What is this dream that you have had? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground?"
For the material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.
Laban said, "It is better that I give her to you than to give her to another man; stay with me."
'But it was plucked up in fury; It was cast down to the ground; And the east wind dried up its fruit Its strong branch was torn off So that it withered; The fire consumed it.
Judah spoke to him, however, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, 'You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.'
"The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, And I will give the land to your descendants after you."
Who has fashioned a god or cast an idol to no profit?
"So gladness and joy are taken away From the fruitful field, even from the land of Moab And I have made the wine to cease from the wine presses; No one will tread them with shouting, The shouting will not be shouts of joy.
therefore, behold, I am going to deprive the flank of Moab of its cities, of its cities which are on its frontiers, the glory of the land, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon and Kiriathaim,
that the kingdom might be in subjection, not exalting itself, but keeping his covenant that it might continue.
in the twenty-third year of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried into exile 745 Jewish people; there were 4,600 persons in all.
and he will take Zedekiah to Babylon, and he will be there until I visit him," declares the LORD "If you fight against the Chaldeans, you will not succeed"'?"
and they entered the land of Egypt (for they did not obey the voice of the LORD) and went in as far as Tahpanhes.
Then the word of the LORD came to me a second time, saying,
If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction.
His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
"My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.
When its limbs are dry, they are broken off; Women come and make a fire with them, For they are not a people of discernment, Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them. And their Creator will not be gracious to them.
My mouth is filled with Your praise And with Your glory all day long.
Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord? Awake, do not reject us forever.
Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord, Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?
O God, when You went forth before Your people, When You marched through the wilderness, Selah.
My heart was hot within me, While I was musing the fire burned; Then I spoke with my tongue:
He shall receive a blessing from the LORD And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
For those blessed by Him will inherit the land, But those cursed by Him will be cut off.
From men with Your hand, O LORD, From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly You fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babes.
You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; The LORD will swallow them up in His wrath, And fire will devour them.
Then he put the carved image of the idol which he had made in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever;
the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah,
He also appointed the king's portion of his goods for the burnt offerings, namely, for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the sabbaths and for the new moons and for the fixed festivals, as it is written in the law of the LORD.
he decided with his officers and his warriors to cut off the supply of water from the springs which were outside the city, and they helped him.
So Edom revolted against Judah to this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time against his rule, because he had forsaken the LORD God of his fathers.
So Asa slept with his fathers, having died in the forty-first year of his reign.
The two pillars, the one sea, and the stands which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD--the bronze of all these vessels was beyond weight.
On the same day the king consecrated the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD, because there he offered the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat of the peace offerings; for the bronze altar that was before the LORD was too small to hold the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat of the peace offerings.
He said to her, "What is his form?" And she said, "An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped with a robe " And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and did homage.
"They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the time we were with them tending the sheep.
The sons of Mushi were three: Mahli, Eder and Jeremoth.
The sons of Hebron were Korah and Tappuah and Rekem and Shema.
Then she went in and fell at his feet and bowed herself to the ground, and she took up her son and went out.
But Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the middle of the highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa from the highway into the field and threw a garment over him when he saw that everyone who came by him stood still.
Then Abishai said to David, "Today God has delivered your enemy into your hand; now therefore, please let me strike him with the spear to the ground with one stroke, and I will not strike him the second time."
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh cords that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.
For the battle there was spread over the whole countryside, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.
And Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first altar that he built to the LORD.
Then the commanders of the Philistines said, "What are these Hebrews doing here?" And Achish said to the commanders of the Philistines, "Is this not David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, who has been with me these days, or rather these years, and I have found no fault in him from the day he deserted to me to this day?"
So Abimelech came to the tower and fought against it, and approached the entrance of the tower to burn it with fire.
and after them seven years of famine will come, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will ravage the land.
'Or if it is a female, then your valuation shall be thirty shekels.
and Beth-lebaoth and Sharuhen; thirteen cities with their villages;
He said to them, "Please listen to this dream which I have had;
Thus the sons of Israel did just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they divided the land.
the great trials which your eyes have seen, those great signs and wonders.
They journeyed from Mithkah and camped at Hashmonah.
So she conceived and bore a son and said, "God has taken away my reproach."
But some of the poorest people who had nothing, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard left behind in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields at that time.
'And fire has gone out from its branch; It has consumed its shoots and fruit, So that there is not in it a strong branch, A scepter to rule.'" This is a lamentation, and has become a lamentation.
For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor At the time it is stamped firm; Yet in a little while the time of harvest will come for her."
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "On the day when it went down to Sheol I caused lamentations; I closed the deep over it and held back its rivers. And its many waters were stopped up, and I made Lebanon mourn for it, and all the trees of the field wilted away on account of it.
"So you go and read from the scroll which you have written at my dictation the words of the LORD to the people in the LORD'S house on a fast day. And also you shall read them to all the people of Judah who come from their cities.
Then Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces that were with him took from Mizpah all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, after he had struck down Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, that is, the men who were soldiers, the women, the children, and the eunuchs, whom he had brought back from Gibeon.
Behold, their brave men cry in the streets, The ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.
For the waters of Nimrim are desolate Surely the grass is withered, the tender grass died out, There is no green thing.
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
"Behold, He spreads His lightning about Him, And He covers the depths of the sea.
Pass over to Tarshish; Wail, O inhabitants of the coastland.
Then Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites who showed good insight in the things of the LORD So they ate for the appointed seven days, sacrificing peace offerings and giving thanks to the LORD God of their fathers.
O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds.
"Who has appointed Him His way, And who has said, 'You have done wrong'?
The priests slaughtered them and purged the altar with their blood to atone for all Israel, for the king ordered the burnt offering and the sin offering for all Israel.
Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,
"Therefore the wrath of the LORD was against Judah and Jerusalem, and He has made them an object of terror, of horror, and of hissing, as you see with your own eyes.
Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, even all his wars and his acts, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.
They came to the sons of Reuben and to the sons of Gad and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, to the land of Gilead, and they spoke with them saying,
But a man of God came to him saying, "O king, do not let the army of Israel go with you, for the LORD is not with Israel nor with any of the sons of Ephraim.
On the top of the stand there was a circular form half a cubit high, and on the top of the stand its stays and its borders were part of it.
but sought the God of his father, followed His commandments, and did not act as Israel did.
Azel had six sons whose names are these: Azrikam, Bocheru and Ishmael and Sheariah and Obadiah and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.
"They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my support.
"And we will take 10 men out of 100 throughout the tribes of Israel, and 100 out of 1,000, and 1,000 out of 10,000 to supply food for the people, that when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, they may punish them for all the disgraceful acts that they have committed in Israel."
and Goshen and Holon and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.
and they sent the varicolored tunic and brought it to their father and said, "We found this; please examine it to see whether it is your son's tunic or not."
Zenan and Hadashah and Migdal-gad,
'Therefore, the anger of the LORD burned against that land, to bring upon it every curse which is written in this book;
'You shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the larger you shall give more inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give less inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to anyone, that shall be his. You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers.
'The priest shall value it as either good or bad; as you, the priest, value it, so it shall be.
"Say to Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, that he shall take up the censers out of the midst of the blaze, for they are holy; and you scatter the burning coals abroad.
They did not thirst when He led them through the deserts He made the water flow out of the rock for them; He split the rock and the water gushed forth.
When the days of mourning for him were past, Joseph spoke to the household of Pharaoh, saying, "If now I have found favor in your sight, please speak to Pharaoh, saying,
"Son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Wail, 'Alas for the day!'
Then they captured the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he passed sentence on him.
O that You would slay the wicked, O God; Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed.
"You have despised My holy things and profaned My sabbaths.
"Like a shepherd's tent my dwelling is pulled up and removed from me; As a weaver I rolled up my life He cuts me off from the loom; From day until night You make an end of me.
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words.
Then Jeremiah went to Mizpah to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam and stayed with him among the people who were left in the land.
But there the majestic One, the LORD, will be for us A place of rivers and wide canals On which no boat with oars will go, And on which no mighty ship will pass--
For all our days have declined in Your fury; We have finished our years like a sigh.
For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever--
But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, at an acceptable time; O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness, Answer me with Your saving truth.
You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.
The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
Between the upper room of the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and the merchants carried out repairs.
If the LORD had not been my help, My soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.
Moreover, they made an oath to the LORD with a loud voice, with shouting, with trumpets and with horns.
Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength; We will sing and praise Your power.
Josiah contributed to the lay people, to all who were present, flocks of lambs and young goats, all for the Passover offerings, numbering 30,000 plus 3,000 bulls; these were from the king's possessions.
that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances, which He commanded our fathers.
"Yet the men were very good to us, and we were not insulted, nor did we miss anything as long as we went about with them, while we were in the fields.
'He shall dwell in that city until he stands before the congregation for judgment, until the death of the one who is high priest in those days. Then the manslayer shall return to his own city and to his own house, to the city from which he fled.'"
the fifteenth for Bilgah, the sixteenth for Immer,
So David reigned over all Israel; and he administered justice and righteousness for all his people.
"The LORD will make the rain of your land powder and dust; from heaven it shall come down on you until you are destroyed.
The sons of his brother Helem were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh and Amal.
The king chanted a lament for Abner and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?
On the left hand were their kinsmen the sons of Merari: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,
"Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
"Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country.
So the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities in seven divisions in a book; and they came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh.
And Jonathan called after the lad, "Hurry, be quick, do not stay!" And Jonathan's lad picked up the arrow and came to his master.
And the sons of Israel were sorry for their brother Benjamin and said, "One tribe is cut off from Israel today.
"Their meat shall be yours; it shall be yours like the breast of a wave offering and like the right thigh.
'You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the LORD am dwelling in the midst of the sons of Israel.'"
'You will eat the old supply and clear out the old because of the new.
"I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes."
for I will indeed honor you richly, and I will do whatever you say to me. Please come then, curse this people for me.'"
and the sash of fine twisted linen, and blue and purple and scarlet material, the work of the weaver, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
he is a leprous man, he is unclean. The priest shall surely pronounce him unclean; his infection is on his head.
Then the man brought the men into Joseph's house and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys fodder.
"You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, as though they were rams, lambs, goats and bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
He put the maids and their children in front, and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.
"For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.
and I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was near the chamber of the officials, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the doorkeeper.
"Because you have said, 'These two nations and these two lands will be mine, and we will possess them,' although the LORD was there,
"Because you are glad, because you are jubilant, O you who pillage My heritage, Because you skip about like a threshing heifer And neigh like stallions,
"Therefore thus says the LORD, 'You have not obeyed Me in proclaiming release each man to his brother and each man to his neighbor. Behold, I am proclaiming a release to you,' declares the LORD, 'to the sword, to the pestilence and to the famine; and I will make you a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
To defraud a man in his lawsuit-- Of these things the Lord does not approve.
"Your gates will be open continually; They will not be closed day or night, So that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations, With their kings led in procession.
Within a year and a few days You will be troubled, O complacent daughters; For the vintage is ended, And the fruit gathering will not come.
Then all the officials sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to Baruch, saying, "Take in your hand the scroll from which you have read to the people and come " So Baruch the son of Neriah took the scroll in his hand and went to them.
to listen to the words of My servants the prophets, whom I have been sending to you again and again, but you have not listened;
One thousand will flee at the threat of one man; You will flee at the threat of five, Until you are left as a flag on a mountain top And as a signal on a hill.
thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am sending upon them the sword, famine and pestilence, and I will make them like split-open figs that cannot be eaten due to rottenness.
"Then I will cause your enemies to bring it Into a land you do not know; For a fire has been kindled in My anger, It will burn upon you."
You are near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are truth.
The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not delivered by great strength.
"All the earth will worship You, And will sing praises to You; They will sing praises to Your name." Selah.
Of old I have known from Your testimonies That You have founded them forever.
Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, Is like the beasts that perish.
For evils beyond number have surrounded me; My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; They are more numerous than the hairs of my head, And my heart has failed me.
Your testimonies are fully confirmed; Holiness befits Your house, O LORD, forevermore.
and the forks, the basins, and the pitchers of pure gold; and for the golden bowls with the weight for each bowl; and for the silver bowls with the weight for each bowl;
"Moreover, all the utensils which King Ahaz had discarded during his reign in his unfaithfulness, we have prepared and consecrated; and behold, they are before the altar of the LORD."
"Then if you have anything to say, answer me; Speak, for I desire to justify you.
So David and Abishai came to the people by night, and behold, Saul lay sleeping inside the circle of the camp with his spear stuck in the ground at his head; and Abner and the people were lying around him.
O seed of Israel His servant, Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!
The sons of Zophah were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri and Imrah,
Thus all the men of Israel were gathered against the city, united as one man.
Their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen and Ashan, five cities;
"Go now, make more sure, and investigate and see his place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there; for I am told that he is very cunning.
six of their names on the one stone and the names of the remaining six on the other stone, according to their birth.
They said, "Arise, and let us go up against them; for we have seen the land, and behold, it is very good. And will you sit still? Do not delay to go, to enter, to possess the land.
Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him; and many fell wounded up to the entrance of the gate.
"Now behold, you have risen up in your fathers' place, a brood of sinful men, to add still more to the burning anger of the LORD against Israel.
Now in the evening he took his daughter Leah, and brought her to him; and Jacob went in to her.
All the cities of the sons of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.
and one cake of bread and one cake of bread mixed with oil and one wafer from the basket of unleavened bread which is set before the LORD;
"Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon.
As for the sons of Israel's half, which Moses separated from the men who had gone to war--
A man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field; and the man asked him, "What are you looking for?"
"From the sons of Israel's half, you shall take one drawn out of every fifty of the persons, of the cattle, of the donkeys and of the sheep, from all the animals, and give them to the Levites who keep charge of the tabernacle of the LORD."
Then the maids came near with their children, and they bowed down.
And he said to them, "Is it well with him?" And they said, "It is well, and here is Rachel his daughter coming with the sheep."
so that all the trees by the waters may not be exalted in their stature, nor set their top among the clouds, nor their well-watered mighty ones stand erect in their height. For they have all been given over to death, to the earth beneath, among the sons of men, with those who go down to the pit."
"There also are the chiefs of the north, all of them, and all the Sidonians, who in spite of the terror resulting from their might, in shame went down with the slain. So they lay down uncircumcised with those slain by the sword and bore their disgrace with those who go down to the pit.
Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes at Riblah; the king of Babylon also slew all the nobles of Judah.
"The Chaldeans who are fighting against this city will enter and set this city on fire and burn it, with the houses where people have offered incense to Baal on their roofs and poured out drink offerings to other gods to provoke Me to anger.
"But I will punish you according to the results of your deeds," declares the LORD, "And I will kindle a fire in its forest That it may devour all its environs."'"
Therefore this iniquity will be to you Like a breach about to fall, A bulge in a high wall, Whose collapse comes suddenly in an instant,
and said to Jeremiah the prophet, "Please let our petition come before you, and pray for us to the LORD your God, that is for all this remnant; because we are left but a few out of many, as your own eyes now see us,
As for a rogue, his weapons are evil; He devises wicked schemes To destroy the afflicted with slander, Even though the needy one speaks what is right.
"I will lay waste the mountains and hills And wither all their vegetation; I will make the rivers into coastlands And dry up the ponds.
He it is who reduces rulers to nothing, Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless.
The LORD has disciplined me severely, But He has not given me over to death.
For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.
And the Assyrian will fall by a sword not of man, And a sword not of man will devour him So he will not escape the sword, And his young men will become forced laborers.
And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, Which I love; And I will meditate on Your statutes.
May he judge Your people with righteousness And Your afflicted with justice.
O God, it is You who knows my folly, And my wrongs are not hidden from You.
But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth.
I also have become a reproach to them; When they see me, they wag their head.
Who understands the power of Your anger And Your fury, according to the fear that is due You?
There they are in great dread, For God is with the righteous generation.
"Shall I then take my bread and my water and my meat that I have slaughtered for my shearers, and give it to men whose origin I do not know?"
the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
The captain of the guard also took away the firepans and the basins, what was fine gold and what was fine silver.
Ahaz became the father of Jarah, and Jarah became the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth and Zimri; and Zimri became the father of Moza,
Then he mustered the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and there were 232; and after them he mustered all the people, even all the sons of Israel, 7,000.
They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem; and they served in their office according to their order.
"He is a tower of deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever."
On the eighth day he sent the people away and they blessed the king. Then they went to their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had shown to David His servant and to Israel His people.
"Thus no inheritance of the sons of Israel shall be transferred from tribe to tribe, for the sons of Israel shall each hold to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
So he approached her, and the woman said, "Are you Joab?" And he answered, "I am." Then she said to him, "Listen to the words of your maidservant." And he answered, "I am listening."
It extended northward and went to En-shemesh and went to Geliloth, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, and it went down to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben.
"But if on the day her husband hears of it, he forbids her, then he shall annul her vow which she is under and the rash statement of her lips by which she has bound herself; and the LORD will forgive her.
'This is the burnt offering of every sabbath in addition to the continual burnt offering and its drink offering.
Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD.
Then Jonathan gave his weapons to his lad and said to him, "Go, bring them to the city."
"They shall take the gold and the blue and the purple and the scarlet material and the fine linen.
'If a priest's daughter is married to a layman, she shall not eat of the offering of the gifts.
"Ten cubits shall be the length of each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board.
thirty milking camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.
Again he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not ford, for the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a river that could not be forded.
"The land of Egypt is at your disposal; settle your father and your brothers in the best of the land, let them live in the land of Goshen; and if you know any capable men among them, then put them in charge of my livestock."
"He plucked off the topmost of its young twigs and brought it to a land of merchants; he set it in a city of traders.
These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz the son of Esau's wife Adah, Reuel the son of Esau's wife Basemath.
Jacob set up a pillar over her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
Then He brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the house; and I looked, and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD, and I fell on my face.
therefore as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you; since you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed will pursue you.
'Thus I will make lewdness cease from the land, that all women may be admonished and not commit lewdness as you have done.
"But evil will come on you Which you will not know how to charm away; And disaster will fall on you For which you cannot atone; And destruction about which you do not know Will come on you suddenly.
"Their widows will be more numerous before Me Than the sand of the seas; I will bring against them, against the mother of a young man, A destroyer at noonday; I will suddenly bring down on her Anguish and dismay.
With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge And informed Him of the way of understanding?
And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with the blood.
"You therefore, son of man, prophesy and clap your hands together; and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword for the slain. It is the sword for the great one slain, which surrounds them,
"Then you will know that I am the LORD when I have dealt with you for My name's sake, not according to your evil ways or according to your corrupt deeds, O house of Israel," declares the Lord GOD.'"
Each one helps his neighbor And says to his brother, "Be strong!"
"In the LORD all the offspring of Israel Will be justified and will glory."
"I have no wrath. Should someone give Me briars and thorns in battle, Then I would step on them, I would burn them completely.
Answer me quickly, O LORD, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit.
You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.
For my soul has had enough troubles, And my life has drawn near to Sheol.
Let sinners be consumed from the earth And let the wicked be no more Bless the LORD, O my soul Praise the LORD!
In spite of all this they still sinned And did not believe in His wonderful works.
"You called in trouble and I rescued you; I answered you in the hiding place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains; Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon; And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth.
God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.
And men will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on earth!"
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday.
Deliver me from those who do iniquity And save me from men of bloodshed.
For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin.
Then the king of Egypt deposed him at Jerusalem, and imposed on the land a fine of one hundred talents of silver and one talent of gold.
or his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or one of his blood relatives from his family may redeem him; or if he prospers, he may redeem himself.
David gathered together the sons of Aaron and the Levites:
Of the Izharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.
So David sent ten young men; and David said to the young men, "Go up to Carmel, visit Nabal and greet him in my name;
"For they said to me, 'Make a god for us who will go before us; for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.'
The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea and Ahaz.
and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.
"I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar; I will also consecrate Aaron and his sons to minister as priests to Me.
his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;
"When a man or a woman has bright spots on the skin of the body, even white bright spots,
So Moses issued a command, and a proclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, "Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the contributions of the sanctuary." Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more.
'I will multiply men on you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities will be inhabited and the waste places will be rebuilt.
if a wicked man restores a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes which ensure life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, "I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and will say to him, 'My brothers and my father's household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me;
'If you take this one also from me, and harm befalls him, you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol in sorrow.'
"The ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your merchandise. And you were filled and were very glorious In the heart of the seas.
Leah conceived again and bore a sixth son to Jacob.
"Then all the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am the LORD, Because they have been only a staff made of reed to the house of Israel.
The king of Babylon slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and he also slaughtered all the princes of Judah in Riblah.
"Then this shall be the sign for you: you will eat this year what grows of itself, in the second year what springs from the same, and in the third year sow, reap, plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
"Behold, the rulers of Israel, each according to his power, have been in you for the purpose of shedding blood.
As the cattle which go down into the valley, The Spirit of the LORD gave them rest So You led Your people, To make for Yourself a glorious name.
Yet the king and all his servants who heard all these words were not afraid, nor did they rend their garments.
"All the nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson until the time of his own land comes; then many nations and great kings will make him their servant.
"It is I who says to the depth of the sea, 'Be dried up!' And I will make your rivers dry.
It is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron's beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes.
You have seen many things, but you do not observe them; Your ears are open, but none hears.
The watchman says, "Morning comes but also night. If you would inquire, inquire; Come back again."
The highways are desolate, the traveler has ceased, He has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities, He has no regard for man.
For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever.
Again and again they tempted God, And pained the Holy One of Israel.
You have crowned the year with Your bounty, And Your paths drip with fatness.
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning And Your faithfulness by night,
"The girl's father shall say to the elders, 'I gave my daughter to this man for a wife, but he turned against her;
But I am afflicted and needy; Hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.
Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious.
By Your favor do good to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
and bring to the house of our God the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, and the firstborn of our herds and our flocks as it is written in the law, for the priests who are ministering in the house of our God.
I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it, And I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.
Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and Nethanel, his brothers, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, the officers of the Levites, contributed to the Levites for the Passover offerings 5,000 from the flocks and 500 bulls.
The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor.
"But they, in their own kingdom, With Your great goodness which You gave them, With the broad and rich land which You set before them, Did not serve You or turn from their evil deeds.
Now in the time of his distress this same King Ahaz became yet more unfaithful to the LORD.
that you must turn away this day from following the LORD? If you rebel against the LORD today, He will be angry with the whole congregation of Israel tomorrow.
They were there with David three days, eating and drinking, for their kinsmen had prepared for them.
These were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.
The workmanship of the wheels was like the workmanship of a chariot wheel. Their axles, their rims, their spokes, and their hubs were all cast.
"You have not eaten bread, nor have you drunk wine or strong drink, in order that you might know that I am the LORD your God.
and all their villages that were around the same cities as far as Baal. These were their settlements, and they have their genealogy.
So he turned aside to her by the road, and said, "Here now, let me come in to you"; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me?"
'The other lamb you shall offer at twilight; as the grain offering of the morning and as its drink offering, you shall offer it, an offering by fire, a soothing aroma to the LORD.
and the border shall proceed to Ziphron, and its termination shall be at Hazar-enan. This shall be your north border.
to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.
"So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones." So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.
They journeyed from Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth.
"It is as I have spoken to Pharaoh: God has shown to Pharaoh what He is about to do.
'I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD.'"
and the pillars around the court and their sockets and their pegs and their cords, with all their equipment and with all their service; and you shall assign each man by name the items he is to carry.
"Then the priest shall look at him; and if the swelling of the infection is reddish-white on his bald head or on his bald forehead, like the appearance of leprosy in the skin of the body,
Not even in this respect was their testimony consistent.
who were clothed in purple, governors and officials, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.
He made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat;
'As they gather silver and bronze and iron and lead and tin into the furnace to blow fire on it in order to melt it, so I will gather you in My anger and in My wrath and I will lay you there and melt you.
"I will make you a bare rock; you will be a place for the spreading of nets. You will be built no more, for I the LORD have spoken," declares the Lord GOD.
These are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah. These are the chiefs descended from Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Esau's wife Basemath.
"In you they have uncovered their fathers' nakedness; in you they have humbled her who was unclean in her menstrual impurity.
"Cry out and wail, son of man; for it is against My people, it is against all the officials of Israel. They are delivered over to the sword with My people, therefore strike your thigh.
We are ashamed because we have heard reproach; Disgrace has covered our faces, For aliens have entered The holy places of the LORD'S house.
'Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets, again and again, saying, "Oh, do not do this abominable thing which I hate."
"They will not labor in vain, Or bear children for calamity; For they are the offspring of those blessed by the LORD, And their descendants with them.
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
'When she brought up one of her cubs, He became a lion, And he learned to tear his prey; He devoured men.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD like all that Jehoiakim had done.
'Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house and all that your fathers have laid up in store to this day will be carried to Babylon; nothing will be left,' says the LORD.
When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart.
For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb.
Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke it.
For the land of my people in which thorns and briars shall come up; Yea, for all the joyful houses and for the jubilant city.
Then Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria, "What is this confidence that you have?
The trees of the LORD drink their fill, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,
"The peoples will be burned to lime, Like cut thorns which are burned in the fire.
"Oh that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!
The Lord is at Your right hand; He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.
I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
The voice of the LORD makes the deer to calve And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everything says, "Glory!"
That you may take it to its territory And that you may discern the paths to its home?
"As through a wide breach they come, Amid the tempest they roll on.
"When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not go over it again; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow.
Because they turned aside from following Him, And had no regard for any of His ways;
He set the priests in their offices and encouraged them in the service of the house of the LORD.
"What counsel you have given to one without wisdom! What helpful insight you have abundantly provided!
The sons of Solomon's servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of Perida,
Samuel said, "Why then do you ask me, since the LORD has departed from you and has become your adversary?
the third to Zaccur, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
"It shall be that the firstborn whom she bears shall assume the name of his dead brother, so that his name will not be blotted out from Israel.
The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tarea and Ahaz.
Now these are their settlements according to their camps within their borders. To the sons of Aaron of the families of the Kohathites (for theirs was the first lot),
The sons of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, received their inheritance.
Jonathan said to David, "Come, and let us go out into the field." So both of them went out to the field.
"Then he provided the first part for himself, For there the ruler's portion was reserved; And he came with the leaders of the people; He executed the justice of the LORD, And His ordinances with Israel."
"When the officers have finished speaking to the people, they shall appoint commanders of armies at the head of the people.
"But the land shall be divided by lot. They shall receive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers.
and you shall take possession of the land and live in it, for I have given the land to you to possess it.
They journeyed from Almon-diblathaim and camped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.
"You shall set them in two rows, six to a row, on the pure gold table before the LORD.
"Now Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; so I took the grapes and squeezed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I put the cup into Pharaoh's hand."
They journeyed from Rithmah and camped at Rimmon-perez.
"There shall be two tenons for each board, fitted to one another; thus you shall do for all the boards of the tabernacle.
He said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down there and buy some for us from that place, so that we may live and not die."
He set the altar of burnt offering before the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered on it the burnt offering and the meal offering, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
"Put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his money for the grain." And he did as Joseph had told him.
They did not know, however, that Joseph understood, for there was an interpreter between them.
Thus they sent away their sister Rebekah and her nurse with Abraham's servant and his men.
So she conceived and bore a son and he named him Er.
These are the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, chief Korah. These are the chiefs descended from Esau's wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.
"The ephah and the bath shall be the same quantity, so that the bath will contain a tenth of a homer and the ephah a tenth of a homer; their standard shall be according to the homer.
"You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God.
"Those from Beth-togarmah gave horses and war horses and mules for your wares.
"Those who lavish gold from the purse And weigh silver on the scale Hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god; They bow down, indeed they worship it.
'You shall give to the Levitical priests who are from the offspring of Zadok, who draw near to Me to minister to Me,' declares the Lord GOD, 'a young bull for a sin offering.
'They will be carried to Babylon and they will be there until the day I visit them,' declares the LORD 'Then I will bring them back and restore them to this place.'"
For his God instructs and teaches him properly.
"Show yourself sharp, go to the right; set yourself; go to the left, wherever your edge is appointed.
"Then they will answer, 'Because they forsook the covenant of the LORD their God and bowed down to other gods and served them.'"
Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
His breath is like an overflowing torrent, Which reaches to the neck, To shake the nations back and forth in a sieve, And to put in the jaws of the peoples the bridle which leads to ruin.
"Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death? Did he not fear the LORD and entreat the favor of the LORD, and the LORD changed His mind about the misfortune which He had pronounced against them? But we are committing a great evil against ourselves."
"For your waste and desolate places and your destroyed land-- Surely now you will be too cramped for the inhabitants, And those who swallowed you will be far away.
Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things, And consider the lovingkindnesses of the LORD.
Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Wail, O ships of Tarshish, For your stronghold is destroyed.
The law of his God is in his heart; His steps do not slip.
Let Your hand be ready to help me, For I have chosen Your precepts.
All the officers and all the people rejoiced and brought in their levies and dropped them into the chest until they had finished.
The ninth for the ninth month was Abiezer the Anathothite of the Benjamites; and in his division were 24,000.
"Do not long for the night, When people vanish in their place.
He killed an Egyptian, an impressive man. Now the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, but he went down to him with a club and snatched the spear from the Egyptian's hand and killed him with his own spear.
They cast lots, the small and the great alike, according to their fathers' households, for every gate.
The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, archers, and had many sons and grandsons, 150 of them. All these were of the sons of Benjamin.
Then Jonathan called David, and Jonathan told him all these words. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as formerly.
"So the LORD'S anger burned in that day, and He swore, saying,
and Jattir with its pasture lands and Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,
"Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, 'Who will cross the sea for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?'
"You shall make filigree settings of gold,
"But there was another great eagle with great wings and much plumage; and behold, this vine bent its roots toward him and sent out its branches toward him from the beds where it was planted, that he might water it.
"Of the tribe of the sons of Issachar a leader, Paltiel the son of Azzan.
So he returned to him, and behold, he was standing beside his burnt offering, he and all the leaders of Moab.
When Jacob came in from the field in the evening, then Leah went out to meet him and said, "You must come in to me, for I have surely hired you with my son's mandrakes." So he lay with her that night.
"Thus you shall live with us, and the land shall be open before you; live and trade in it and acquire property in it."
then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head.
"This is the offering that you shall offer: a sixth of an ephah from a homer of wheat; a sixth of an ephah from a homer of barley;
"Yet My eye spared them rather than destroying them, and I did not cause their annihilation in the wilderness.
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am about to bring on this city and all its towns the entire calamity that I have declared against it, because they have stiffened their necks so as not to heed My words.'"
And the word of the LORD came to me saying,
"Let not him who bends his bow bend it, Nor let him rise up in his scale-armor; So do not spare her young men; Devote all her army to destruction.
They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
"In the shadow of Heshbon The fugitives stand without strength; For a fire has gone forth from Heshbon And a flame from the midst of Sihon, And it has devoured the forehead of Moab And the scalps of the riotous revelers.
Why do You hide Your face And forget our affliction and our oppression?
He changes rivers into a wilderness And springs of water into a thirsty ground;
So I went and hid it by the Euphrates, as the LORD had commanded me.
The LORD of hosts has planned it, to defile the pride of all beauty, To despise all the honored of the earth.
There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation; There is no health in my bones because of my sin.
"I will also take some of them for priests and for Levites," says the LORD.
So I will keep Your law continually, Forever and ever.
Who has declared this from the beginning, that we might know? Or from former times, that we may say, "He is right!"? Surely there was no one who declared, Surely there was no one who proclaimed, Surely there was no one who heard your words.
They did not destroy the peoples, As the LORD commanded them,
Then he died in a ripe old age, full of days, riches and honor; and his son Solomon reigned in his place.
"Clubs are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.
"You know, for you were born then, And the number of your days is great!
Now at the completion of the burnt offerings, the king and all who were present with him bowed down and worshiped.
the sons of Reaiah, the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda,
All the officials, the mighty men, and also all the sons of King David pledged allegiance to King Solomon.
'I will establish his kingdom forever if he resolutely performs My commandments and My ordinances, as is done now.'
for the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah; for Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner;
Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him in front and in the rear, he selected from all the choice men of Israel and they arrayed themselves against the Arameans.
"I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed.
So Achish believed David, saying, "He has surely made himself odious among his people Israel; therefore he will become my servant forever."
They destroyed the remnant of the Amalekites who escaped, and have lived there to this day.
"You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat sheep without feeding the flock.
the tabernacle, its tent and its covering, its hooks and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets;
And David lived with Achish at Gath, he and his men, each with his household, even David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal's widow.
"Behold, all you sons of Israel, give your advice and counsel here."
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites; of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.
"Then you shall cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its entrails and its legs, and put them with its pieces and its head.
"You shall make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you shall make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is in the second set; the loops shall be opposite each other.
"When you reached this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon and Og the king of Bashan came out to meet us for battle, but we defeated them;
And again he denied it with an oath, "I do not know the man."
So Moses took the ransom money from those who were in excess, beyond those ransomed by the Levites;
Now they were seated before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth, and the men looked at one another in astonishment.
and say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold, I am going to send and get Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and I am going to set his throne right over these stones that I have hidden; and he will spread his canopy over them.
"Then Hanamel my uncle's son came to me in the court of the guard according to the word of the LORD and said to me, 'Buy my field, please, that is at Anathoth, which is in the land of Benjamin; for you have the right of possession and the redemption is yours; buy it for yourself ' Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.
In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
You have covered Yourself with anger And pursued us; You have slain and have not spared.
Both their own iniquities and the iniquities of their fathers together," says the LORD "Because they have burned incense on the mountains And scorned Me on the hills, Therefore I will measure their former work into their bosom."
and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man before Me to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to prepare sacrifices continually.'"
'For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Houses and fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land."'
Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and to all the people, saying, "The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard.
"Behold, it is written before Me, I will not keep silent, but I will repay; I will even repay into their bosom,
Then I went to the Euphrates and dug, and I took the waistband from the place where I had hidden it; and lo, the waistband was ruined, it was totally worthless.
"Now, O LORD our God, deliver us from his hand that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, LORD, are God."
For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin that comes from both of them?
So their slain will be thrown out, And their corpses will give off their stench, And the mountains will be drenched with their blood.
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel.
I will meditate on all Your work And muse on Your deeds.
My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.
The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed.
You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently.
"The earth and all who dwell in it melt; It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah.
"Shall I wait, because they do not speak, Because they stop and no longer answer?
But the woman said to him, "Behold, you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off those who are mediums and spiritists from the land. Why are you then laying a snare for my life to bring about my death?"
the sons of Besai, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephushesim,
The gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, 138.
the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai,
Then they brought the male goats of the sin offering before the king and the assembly, and they laid their hands on them.
and forgive Your people who have sinned against You and all their transgressions which they have transgressed against You, and make them objects of compassion before those who have taken them captive, that they may have compassion on them
God did so that night; for it was dry only on the fleece, and dew was on all the ground.
Although Ahaz took a portion out of the house of the LORD and out of the palace of the king and of the princes, and gave it to the king of Assyria, it did not help him.
So the priests and the Levites consecrated themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.
He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.
All Judah was standing before the LORD, with their infants, their wives and their children.
"Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put in fetters; As one falls before the wicked, you have fallen." And all the people wept again over him.
"The LORD has done accordingly as He spoke through me; for the LORD has torn the kingdom out of your hand and given it to your neighbor, to David.
To the sons of Aaron they gave the following cities of refuge: Hebron, Libnah also with its pasture lands, Jattir, Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,
and thus you shall say, 'Have a long life, peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.
It came about the next day that the people arose early and built an altar there and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.
The men of Judah said, "Why have you come up against us?" And they said, "We have come up to bind Samson in order to do to him as he did to us."
Now the sons of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities with their pasture lands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.
When they finished apportioning the land for inheritance by its borders, the sons of Israel gave an inheritance in their midst to Joshua the son of Nun.
Had I not feared the provocation by the enemy, That their adversaries would misjudge, That they would say, "Our hand is triumphant, And the LORD has not done all this."'
But those who died by the plague were 14,700, besides those who died on account of Korah.
"These are the names of the men who shall apportion the land to you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun.
"How boastful you are about the valleys! Your valley is flowing away, O backsliding daughter Who trusts in her treasures, saying, 'Who will come against me?'
And they mounted four rows of stones on it. The first row was a row of ruby, topaz, and emerald;
"You shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze.
On the sixth day it was Eliasaph the son of Deuel, leader of the sons of Gad;
Now Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD had commanded Moses.
All the pegs of the tabernacle and of the court all around were of bronze.
"The overlapping part that is left over in the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that is left over, shall lap over the back of the tabernacle.
the ark and its poles, the mercy seat, and the curtain of the screen;
"Send one of you that he may get your brother, while you remain confined, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. But if not, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies."
"Also I have sent to you all My servants the prophets, sending them again and again, saying: 'Turn now every man from his evil way and amend your deeds, and do not go after other gods to worship them Then you will dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your forefathers; but you have not inclined your ear or listened to Me.
Then Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to speak with him.
"If it has been put into the fire for fuel, and the fire has consumed both of its ends and its middle part has been charred, is it then useful for anything?
"We have heard of the pride of Moab--he is very proud-- Of his haughtiness, his pride, his arrogance and his self-exaltation.
"All the people of the land shall give to this offering for the prince in Israel.
"Woe to him who says to a father, 'What are you begetting?' Or to a woman, 'To what are you giving birth?'"
but Baruch the son of Neriah is inciting you against us to give us over into the hand of the Chaldeans, so they will put us to death or exile us to Babylon."
Now King Zedekiah sent and took him out; and in his palace the king secretly asked him and said, "Is there a word from the LORD?" And Jeremiah said, "There is!" Then he said, "You will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon!"
then I will make this house like Shiloh, and this city I will make a curse to all the nations of the earth."'"
Your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers; As locusts rushing about men rush about on it.
"Then say to the household of the king of Judah, 'Hear the word of the LORD,
And He removed the defense of Judah. In that day you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest,
"Therefore the safety of Pharaoh will be your shame And the shelter in the shadow of Egypt, your humiliation.
For they have fled from the swords, From the drawn sword, and from the bent bow And from the press of battle.
May you be blessed of the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth.
I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
His tabernacle is in Salem; His dwelling place also is in Zion.
He said to her, "If they bind me tightly with new ropes which have not been used, then I will become weak and be like any other man."
"But if you have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words.
And Amaziah, the son of Joash king of Judah, lived fifteen years after the death of Joash, son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel.
So Joash king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Judah faced each other at Beth-shemesh, which belonged to Judah.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.
He said, "What have they seen in your house?" So Hezekiah answered, "They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasuries that I have not shown them."
He engraved on the plates of its stays and on its borders, cherubim, lions and palm trees, according to the clear space on each, with wreaths all around.
"In Israel his name shall be called, 'The house of him whose sandal is removed.'
"For the curse, these shall stand on Mount Ebal: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
"Why should the name of our father be withdrawn from among his family because he had no son? Give us a possession among our father's brothers."
'For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat its crops out of the field.
Moses said to them, "If the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben, everyone who is armed for battle, will cross with you over the Jordan in the presence of the LORD, and the land is subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession;
"Of the sons of Joseph: of the tribe of the sons of Manasseh a leader, Hanniel the son of Ephod.
They brought the captives and the prey and the spoil to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest and to the congregation of the sons of Israel, to the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan opposite Jericho.
of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.
'When you are sowing the eighth year, you can still eat old things from the crop, eating the old until the ninth year when its crop comes in.
They made the onyx stones, set in gold filigree settings; they were engraved like the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the sons of Israel.
Joseph said to his father, "They are my sons, whom God has given me here " So he said, "Bring them to me, please, that I may bless them."
"By your great wisdom, by your trade You have increased your riches And your heart is lifted up because of your riches--
He made a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.
He made loops of blue on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set; he did likewise on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second set.
So the field and the cave that is in it, were deeded over to Abraham for a burial site by the sons of Heth.
Early in the morning Laban arose, and kissed his sons and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned to his place.
These were the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah and the granddaughter of Zibeon: she bore to Esau, Jeush and Jalam and Korah.
"Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and your abominations.
"The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, which he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are observed So they do not drink wine to this day, for they have obeyed their father's command But I have spoken to you again and again; yet you have not listened to Me.
"The east side, from between Hauran, Damascus, Gilead and the land of Israel, shall be the Jordan; from the north border to the eastern sea you shall measure. This is the east side.
"For a nation has come up against her out of the north; it will make her land an object of horror, and there will be no inhabitant in it. Both man and beast have wandered off, they have gone away!
The LORD has brought about our vindication; Come and let us recount in Zion The work of the LORD our God!
Your mother will be greatly ashamed, She who gave you birth will be humiliated Behold, she will be the least of the nations, A wilderness, a parched land and a desert.
You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew.
Jerusalem and the cities of Judah and its kings and its princes, to make them a ruin, a horror, a hissing and a curse, as it is this day;
Cursed be the man who brought the news To my father, saying, "A baby boy has been born to you!" And made him very happy.
'Fields will be bought in this land of which you say, "It is a desolation, without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans."
The coastlands have seen and are afraid; The ends of the earth tremble; They have drawn near and have come.
Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.
Her gain and her harlot's wages will be set apart to the LORD; it will not be stored up or hoarded, but her gain will become sufficient food and choice attire for those who dwell in the presence of the LORD.
Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD.
The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.
Let them praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He.
I will establish your seed forever And build up your throne to all generations." Selah.
Your way was in the sea And Your paths in the mighty waters, And Your footprints may not be known.
For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name.
I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.
'Should evil come upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house) and cry to You in our distress, and You will hear and deliver us.'
Then the two choirs took their stand in the house of God. So did I and half of the officials with me;
His officers also contributed a freewill offering to the people, the priests and the Levites. Hilkiah and Zechariah and Jehiel, the officials of the house of God, gave to the priests for the Passover offerings 2,600 from the flocks and 300 bulls.
"Behold, we are slaves today, And as to the land which You gave to our fathers to eat of its fruit and its bounty, Behold, we are slaves in it.
'Has not the same Hezekiah taken away His high places and His altars, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, "You shall worship before one altar, and on it you shall burn incense"?
Shimei the Ramathite had charge of the vineyards; and Zabdi the Shiphmite had charge of the produce of the vineyards stored in the wine cellars.
for Judah, Elihu, one of David's brothers; for Issachar, Omri the son of Michael;
Then Saul immediately fell full length upon the ground and was very afraid because of the words of Samuel; also there was no strength in him, for he had eaten no food all day and all night.
Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was officer over the treasures.
and Joel and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
Then he said, "If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive."
"For all of you have conspired against me so that there is no one who discloses to me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you who is sorry for me or discloses to me that my son has stirred up my servant against me to lie in ambush, as it is this day."
Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bore Haran, Moza and Gazez; and Haran became the father of Gazez.
They turned aside there and came to the house of the young man, the Levite, to the house of Micah, and asked him of his welfare.
'As for the western border, you shall have the Great Sea, that is, its coastline; this shall be your west border.
But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession.
and Janum and Beth-tappuah and Aphekah,
Then Moses commanded the sons of Israel according to the word of the LORD, saying, "The tribe of the sons of Joseph are right in their statements.
'If it be from five years even to twenty years old then your valuation for the male shall be twenty shekels and for the female ten shekels.
They journeyed from Hazeroth and camped at Rithmah.
"Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel and the cattle of the Levites. And the Levites shall be Mine; I am the LORD.
But among these there was not a man of those who were numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.
or if a man touches any teeming things by which he is made unclean, or any man by whom he is made unclean, whatever his uncleanness;
and the spice and the oil for the light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense.
And he placed them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as memorial stones for the sons of Israel, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
They received from Moses all the contributions which the sons of Israel had brought to perform the work in the construction of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning.
"When he saw that a resting place was good And that the land was pleasant, He bowed his shoulder to bear burdens, And became a slave at forced labor.
To each of them he gave changes of garments, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.
After he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brothers, and all who had gone up with him to bury his father.
The sons of Zebulun: Sered and Elon and Jahleel.
"Please let my lord pass on before his servant, and I will proceed at my leisure, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord at Seir."
So Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him, Bethel.
"And beside the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side, shall be the allotment which you shall set apart, 25,000 cubits in width, and in length like one of the portions, from the east side to the west side; and the sanctuary shall be in the middle of it.
"For forty years I loathed that generation, And said they are a people who err in their heart, And they do not know My ways.
Then Esau said, "Let us take our journey and go, and I will go before you."
"And they shall not marry a widow or a divorced woman but shall take virgins from the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.
"None of his sins that he has committed will be remembered against him. He has practiced justice and righteousness; he shall surely live.
"Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me Therefore I removed them when I saw it.
"Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it
"Elam is there and all her hordes around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who went down uncircumcised to the lower parts of the earth, who instilled their terror in the land of the living and bore their disgrace with those who went down to the pit.
You have made us mere offscouring and refuse In the midst of the peoples.
"All who came upon them have devoured them; And their adversaries have said, 'We are not guilty, Inasmuch as they have sinned against the LORD who is the habitation of righteousness, Even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.'
'I will send the sword, the famine and the pestilence upon them until they are destroyed from the land which I gave to them and their forefathers.'"
Then some of the elders of the land rose up and spoke to all the assembly of the people, saying,
Return to Him from whom you have deeply defected, O sons of Israel.
My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.
O God of hosts, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.
"For they call themselves after the holy city And lean on the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is His name.
"With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.
For I hope in You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God.
I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love.
The humble have seen it and are glad; You who seek God, let your heart revive.
Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions.
Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call upon You; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.
I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O LORD,
"Behind him he makes a wake to shine; One would think the deep to be gray-haired.
Some of the heads of fathers' households gave into the treasury of the work 20,000 gold drachmas and 2,200 silver minas.
"Behold, all of you have seen it; Why then do you act foolishly?
Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.
The Levites stood with the musical instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.
And many were bringing gifts to the LORD at Jerusalem and choice presents to Hezekiah king of Judah, so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations thereafter.
He was hidden with them in the house of God six years while Athaliah reigned over the land.
He said, "Let him alone; let no one disturb his bones." So they left his bones undisturbed with the bones of the prophet who came from Samaria.
(for they will hear of Your great name and Your mighty hand, and of Your outstretched arm); when he comes and prays toward this house,
The sons of Shemer were Ahi and Rohgah, Jehubbah and Aram.
To the rest of the Levites, the sons of Merari, were given, from the tribe of Zebulun: Rimmono with its pasture lands, Tabor with its pasture lands;
When he had brought him down, behold, they were spread over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing because of all the great spoil that they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.
'Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor in secret.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
He said, "Behold, it is still high day; it is not time for the livestock to be gathered. Water the sheep, and go, pasture them."
girded with belts on their loins, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them looking like officers, like the Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth.
Now there stood by him one of Joab's young men, and said, "Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab."
So Joseph went up to bury his father, and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his household and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
Then Joseph took them from his knees, and bowed with his face to the ground.
They told him, saying, "Joseph is still alive, and indeed he is ruler over all the land of Egypt." But he was stunned, for he did not believe them.
But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left some of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and plowmen.
Rachel's maid Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.
Then she conceived again and bore a son and named him Onan.
The thresholds, the latticed windows and the galleries round about their three stories, opposite the threshold, were paneled with wood all around, and from the ground to the windows (but the windows were covered),
For the LORD is going to destroy Babylon, And He will make her loud noise vanish from her. And their waves will roar like many waters; The tumult of their voices sounds forth.
The LORD has opened His armory And has brought forth the weapons of His indignation, For it is a work of the Lord GOD of hosts In the land of the Chaldeans.
Then King Zedekiah gave commandment, and they committed Jeremiah to the court of the guardhouse and gave him a loaf of bread daily from the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the court of the guardhouse.
against Kerioth, Bozrah and all the cities of the land of Moab, far and near.
"Come down from your glory And sit on the parched ground, O daughter dwelling in Dibon, For the destroyer of Moab has come up against you, He has ruined your strongholds.
So Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard sent word, along with Nebushazban the Rab-saris, and Nergal-sar-ezer the Rab-mag, and all the leading officers of the king of Babylon;
Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading from the book the words of the LORD in the LORD'S house.
"He will be buried with a donkey's burial, Dragged off and thrown out beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
'(For many nations and great kings will make slaves of them, even them; and I will recompense them according to their deeds and according to the work of their hands.)'"
As fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water to boil-- To make Your name known to Your adversaries, That the nations may tremble at Your presence!
"Have you not heard? Long ago I did it, From ancient times I planned it Now I have brought it to pass, That you should turn fortified cities into ruinous heaps.
Their webs will not become clothing, Nor will they cover themselves with their works; Their works are works of iniquity, And an act of violence is in their hands.
'Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? And when have they delivered Samaria from my hand?
Your sons have fainted, They lie helpless at the head of every street, Like an antelope in a net, Full of the wrath of the LORD, The rebuke of your God.
"Of whom were you worried and fearful When you lied, and did not remember Me Nor give Me a thought? Was I not silent even for a long time So you do not fear Me?
The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its protection. Yes, the hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.
The lambs will be for your clothing, And the goats will bring the price of a field,
Its nobles--there is no one there Whom they may proclaim king-- And all its princes will be nothing.
That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, That they may arise and tell them to their children,
My eyes shed streams of water, Because they do not keep Your law.
Then Phinehas stood up and interposed, And so the plague was stayed.
How blessed are those who keep justice, Who practice righteousness at all times!
So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture Will give thanks to You forever; To all generations we will tell of Your praise.
He wrought wonders before their fathers In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy.
Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
Let the rivers clap their hands, Let the mountains sing together for joy
She will be led to the King in embroidered work; The virgins, her companions who follow her, Will be brought to You.
I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart, And my spirit ponders:
Then the king sent and gathered all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.
The temple servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,
Azarel, Shelemiah, Shemariah,
Now many people were gathered at Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread in the second month, a very large assembly.
"They have also shut the doors of the porch and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense or offered burnt offerings in the holy place to the God of Israel.
There had not been celebrated a Passover like it in Israel since the days of Samuel the prophet; nor had any of the kings of Israel celebrated such a Passover as Josiah did with the priests, the Levites, all Judah and Israel who were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
So the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria and from the hand of all others, and guided them on every side.
"Moreover, there are many workmen with you, stonecutters and masons of stone and carpenters, and all men who are skillful in every kind of work.
He brought in the priests and the Levites and gathered them into the square on the east.
He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills and under every green tree.
for the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
The four wheels were underneath the borders, and the axles of the wheels were on the stand. And the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half.
"Then I pulverized them as the dust of the earth; I crushed and stamped them as the mire of the streets.
and Moza became the father of Binea and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.
Mikloth became the father of Shimeah. And they also lived with their relatives in Jerusalem opposite their other relatives.
"But if you are unable to tell me, then you shall give me thirty linen wraps and thirty changes of clothes." And they said to him, "Propound your riddle, that we may hear it."
'Or if the man with the discharge spits on one who is clean, he too shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening.
But the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, "We have ten parts in the king, therefore we also have more claim on David than you. Why then did you treat us with contempt? Was it not our advice first to bring back our king?" Yet the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.
and whoever sits on the thing on which the man with the discharge has been sitting, shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening.
So when David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the Philistine's head in his hand.
The six hundred men armed with their weapons of war, who were of the sons of Dan, stood by the entrance of the gate.
So the sons of Israel arose in the morning and camped against Gibeah.
Thus there fell ten portions to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is beyond the Jordan,
"You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I am commanding you to do this thing.
everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean, but it shall be purified with water for impurity. But whatever cannot stand the fire you shall pass through the water.
"You shall remain outside, and the man to whom you make the loan shall bring the pledge out to you.
For the LORD had said of them, "They shall surely die in the wilderness " And not a man was left of them, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.
Then they hammered out gold sheets and cut them into threads to be woven in with the blue and the purple and the scarlet material, and the fine linen, the work of a skillful workman.
They journeyed from Marah and came to Elim; and in Elim there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they camped there.
The name of the daughter of Asher was Serah.
These are the families of the sons of Gad according to those who were numbered of them, 40,500.
"You shall join five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves, and you shall double over the sixth curtain at the front of the tent.
the altar of burnt offering with its bronze grating, its poles, and all its utensils, the basin and its stand;
He asked the men of her place, saying, "Where is the temple prostitute who was by the road at Enaim?" But they said, "There has been no temple prostitute here."
"And when they say to you, 'Why do you groan?' you shall say, 'Because of the news that is coming; and every heart will melt, all hands will be feeble, every spirit will faint and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it comes and it will happen,' declares the Lord GOD."
When Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house, he was still there, and they fell to the ground before him.
Jacob said to them, "My brothers, where are you from?" And they said, "We are from Haran."
(though he himself did not do any of these things), that is, he even eats at the mountain shrines, and defiles his neighbor's wife,
'You will die the death of the uncircumcised By the hand of strangers, For I have spoken!' declares the Lord GOD!"'"
because Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, "Why do you prophesy, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am about to give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will take it;
"Then you will say in your heart, 'Who has begotten these for me, Since I have been bereaved of my children And am barren, an exile and a wanderer? And who has reared these? Behold, I was left alone; From where did these come?'"
Look to the right and see; For there is no one who regards me; There is no escape for me; No one cares for my soul.
Then they despised the pleasant land; They did not believe in His word,
"As I live," declares the King Whose name is the LORD of hosts, "Surely one shall come who looms up like Tabor among the mountains, Or like Carmel by the sea.
"Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded, Who are far from righteousness.
When the report reaches Egypt, They will be in anguish at the report of Tyre.
Oh that my ways may be established To keep Your statutes!
"So I will establish his descendants forever And his throne as the days of heaven.
Will You perform wonders for the dead? Will the departed spirits rise and praise You? Selah.
Yet He commanded the clouds above And opened the doors of heaven;
The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.
"If not, listen to me; Keep silent, and I will teach you wisdom."
"For I do not know how to flatter, Else my Maker would soon take me away.
Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the keeper of the eastern gate, was over the freewill offerings of God, to apportion the contributions for the LORD and the most holy things.
the sons of Harim, 320;
When he came to the king, the king said to him, "Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I refrain?" He said, "Go up and succeed, for they will be given into your hand."
for the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
The sons of Ulla were Arah, Hanniel and Rizia.
Heber became the father of Japhlet, Shomer and Hotham, and Shua their sister.
Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
Then the king said, "Turn aside and stand here." So he turned aside and stood still.
"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
'Also whoever touches the person with the discharge shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening.
The sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah and Shaaph.
Then Shimei arose and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish to look for his servants. And Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath.
"Foreigners pretend obedience to me; As soon as they hear, they obey me.
and Jehud and Bene-berak and Gath-rimmon,
Then they burned all their cities where they lived and all their camps with fire.
The south side belonged to Ephraim and the north side to Manasseh, and the sea was their border; and they reached to Asher on the north and to Issachar on the east.
'And the border shall go down to the Jordan and its termination shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land according to its borders all around.'"
"Then he shall take the cedar wood and the hyssop and the scarlet string, with the live bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird as well as in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times.
"Of the tribe of the sons of Ephraim a leader, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.
then the priest shall calculate for him the amount of your valuation up to the year of jubilee; and he shall on that day give your valuation as holy to the LORD.
Moreover, he made the veil of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen; he made it with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.
These are the numbered men of the Kohathite families, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD through Moses.
Jacob did so and completed her week, and he gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.
He made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side;
and two chains of pure gold; you shall make them of twisted cordage work, and you shall put the corded chains on the filigree settings.
Then he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.
therefore, behold, I am going to give you to the sons of the east for a possession, and they will set their encampments among you and make their dwellings among you; they will eat your fruit and drink your milk.
The Chaldeans also burned with fire the king's palace and the houses of the people, and they broke down the walls of Jerusalem.
In the twelfth year, on the fifteenth of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
"She has wearied Me with toil, Yet her great rust has not gone from her; Let her rust be in the fire!
"I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel Therefore, they will act in Edom according to My anger and according to My wrath; thus they will know My vengeance," declares the Lord GOD.
"Come forth from her midst, My people, And each of you save yourselves From the fierce anger of the LORD.
"Yet you turned and profaned My name, and each man took back his male servant and each man his female servant whom you had set free according to their desire, and you brought them into subjection to be your male servants and female servants."'
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'You yourselves have seen all the calamity that I have brought on Jerusalem and all the cities of Judah; and behold, this day they are in ruins and no one lives in them,
"Kerioth has been captured And the strongholds have been seized, So the hearts of the mighty men of Moab in that day Will be like the heart of a woman in labor.
And they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their Redeemer.
then My covenant may also be broken with David My servant so that he will not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levitical priests, My ministers.
'All your lovers have forgotten you, They do not seek you; For I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, With the punishment of a cruel one, Because your iniquity is great And your sins are numerous.
No lion will be there, Nor will any vicious beast go up on it; These will not be found there But the redeemed will walk there,
'So I will hurl you out of this land into the land which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers; and there you will serve other gods day and night, for I will grant you no favor.'
"For out of Jerusalem will go forth a remnant and out of Mount Zion survivors The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this."'
For I have heard the slander of many, Terror is on every side; While they took counsel together against me, They schemed to take away my life.
"You have conceived chaff, you will give birth to stubble; My breath will consume you like a fire.
We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows how long.
"Indeed, who will have pity on you, O Jerusalem, Or who will mourn for you, Or who will turn aside to ask about your welfare?
He appointed military officers over the people and gathered them to him in the square at the city gate, and spoke encouragingly to them, saying,
The eighth for the eighth month was Sibbecai the Hushathite of the Zerahites; and in his division were 24,000.
Thus Manasseh misled Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the sons of Israel.
Then the man arose to go, but his father-in-law urged him so that he spent the night there again.
Now David's two wives had been taken captive, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite.
Then David took the Philistine's head and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his weapons in his tent.
"But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them,
'If he consecrates his field after the jubilee, however, then the priest shall calculate the price for him proportionate to the years that are left until the year of jubilee; and it shall be deducted from your valuation.
They passed from there to the hill country of Ephraim and came to the house of Micah.
"You have not forsaken your brothers these many days to this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.
The territory of their inheritance was Zorah and Eshtaol and Ir-shemesh,
"If in his sight the scale has remained, however, and black hair has grown in it, the scale has healed, he is clean; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.
They made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and inscribed it like the engravings of a signet, "Holy to the LORD."
On the tenth day it was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, leader of the sons of Dan;
Their bulbs and their branches were of one piece with it; the whole of it was a single hammered work of pure gold.
"You shall take them from their hands, and offer them up in smoke on the altar on the burnt offering for a soothing aroma before the LORD; it is an offering by fire to the LORD.
Joseph gathered all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan for the grain which they bought, and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
But she said to her, "Is it a small matter for you to take my husband? And would you take my son's mandrakes also?" So Rachel said, "Therefore he may lie with you tonight in return for your son's mandrakes."
'Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company will not help him in the war, when they cast up ramps and build siege walls to cut off many lives.
"Surely all the wealth which God has taken away from our father belongs to us and our children; now then, do whatever God has said to you."
"And it will never again be the confidence of the house of Israel, bringing to mind the iniquity of their having turned to Egypt. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD."'"
"I am not doing this for your sake," declares the Lord GOD, "let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel!"
"And as soon as you finish reading this scroll, you will tie a stone to it and throw it into the middle of the Euphrates,
"But they went in to her as they would go in to a harlot. Thus they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd women.
For through the anger of the LORD this came about in Jerusalem and Judah until He cast them out from His presence And Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
"Therefore their way will be like slippery paths to them, They will be driven away into the gloom and fall down in it; For I will bring calamity upon them, The year of their punishment," declares the LORD.
Therefore hear the plan of the LORD which He has planned against Edom, and His purposes which He has purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: surely they will drag them off, even the little ones of the flock; surely He will make their pasture desolate because of them.
"And," said the women, "when we were burning sacrifices to the queen of heaven and were pouring out drink offerings to her, was it without our husbands that we made for her sacrificial cakes in her image and poured out drink offerings to her?"
'And I will take away the remnant of Judah who have set their mind on entering the land of Egypt to reside there, and they will all meet their end in the land of Egypt; they will fall by the sword and meet their end by famine Both small and great will die by the sword and famine; and they will become a curse, an object of horror, an imprecation and a reproach.