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Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out.
You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.
So Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces, and all the people, did not obey the voice of the LORD to stay in the land of Judah.
"I spoke to you in your prosperity; But you said, 'I will not listen!' This has been your practice from your youth, That you have not obeyed My voice.
And they went and stayed in Geruth Chimham, which is beside Bethlehem, in order to proceed into Egypt
"Judah and all its cities will dwell together in it, the farmer and they who go about with flocks.
So is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, "Was I not joking?"
He sends forth His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.
You with Your own hand drove out the nations; Then You planted them; You afflicted the peoples, Then You spread them abroad.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my stay.
the sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,
"The Levites will surround the king, each man with his weapons in his hand; and whoever enters the house, let him be killed. Thus be with the king when he comes in and when he goes out."
These were their offices for their ministry when they came in to the house of the LORD according to the ordinance given to them through Aaron their father, just as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.
'But if the manslayer at any time goes beyond the border of his city of refuge to which he may flee,
and Zabad became the father of Ephlal, and Ephlal became the father of Obed,
Attai became the father of Nathan, and Nathan became the father of Zabad,
So Benaiah came to the tent of the LORD and said to him, "Thus the king has said, 'Come out.'" But he said, "No, for I will die here." And Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, "Thus spoke Joab, and thus he answered me."
So Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it to the sons of Israel.
and Elon and Timnah and Ekron,
'Every open vessel, which has no covering tied down on it, shall be unclean.
Then he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue;
"The LORD will deliver them up before you, and you shall do to them according to all the commandments which I have commanded you.
'Or if he consecrates to the LORD a field which he has bought, which is not a part of the field of his own property,
Afterward all the sons of Israel came near, and he commanded them to do everything that the LORD had spoken to him on Mount Sinai.
He came to him, and behold, he was standing beside his burnt offering, and the leaders of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, "What has the LORD spoken?"
"They shall bind the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, so that it will be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece will not come loose from the ephod.
"As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "surely because My flock has become a prey, My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for My flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock;
'For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you will be cultivated and sown.
When the money was all spent in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, "Give us food, for why should we die in your presence? For our money is gone."
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "If the prince gives a gift out of his inheritance to any of his sons, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.
"He said, 'Lift up now your eyes and see that all the male goats which are mating are striped, speckled, and mottled; for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you.
All mankind is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, For his molten images are deceitful, And there is no breath in them.
"Because of the noise of the galloping hoofs of his stallions, The tumult of his chariots, and the rumbling of his wheels, The fathers have not turned back for their children, Because of the limpness of their hands,
"For there is a testing; and what if even the rod which despises will be no more?" declares the Lord GOD.
My eyes bring pain to my soul Because of all the daughters of my city.
My eyes run down with streams of water Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
"And I shall set fire to the temples of the gods of Egypt, and he will burn them and take them captive So he will wrap himself with the land of Egypt as a shepherd wraps himself with his garment, and he will depart from there safely.
and do not go after other gods to serve them and to worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger with the work of your hands, and I will do you no harm.'
"Go and speak to Hananiah, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "You have broken the yokes of wood, but you have made instead of them yokes of iron."
Yet, O LORD of hosts, You who test the righteous, Who see the mind and the heart; Let me see Your vengeance on them; For to You I have set forth my cause.
Now as for the cistern where Ishmael had cast all the corpses of the men whom he had struck down because of Gedaliah, it was the one that King Asa had made on account of Baasha, king of Israel; Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with the slain.
Ishmael also struck down all the Jews who were with him, that is with Gedaliah at Mizpah, and the Chaldeans who were found there, the men of war.
My heart is in anguish within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
"Because of your raging against Me And because your arrogance has come up to My ears, Therefore I will put My hook in your nose And My bridle in your lips, And I will turn you back by the way which you came.
Well then, where are your wise men? Please let them tell you, And let them understand what the LORD of hosts Has purposed against Egypt.
"Upon a high and lofty mountain You have made your bed. You also went up there to offer sacrifice.
Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, And tell of His works with joyful singing.
But You, O GOD, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Your name's sake; Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me;
The woman had a fattened calf in the house, and she quickly slaughtered it; and she took flour, kneaded it and baked unleavened bread from it.
For Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens, And Your truth reaches to the skies.
He set up the altar of the LORD and sacrificed peace offerings and thank offerings on it; and he ordered Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel.
So they established a decree to circulate a proclamation throughout all Israel from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to celebrate the Passover to the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem. For they had not celebrated it in great numbers as it was prescribed.
Then Hezekiah commanded them to prepare rooms in the house of the LORD, and they prepared them.
"You said, 'Behold, you have defeated Edom.' And your heart has become proud in boasting. Now stay at home; for why should you provoke trouble so that you, even you, would fall and Judah with you?"
for Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah; for Naphtali, Jeremoth the son of Azriel;
"Is this not David, of whom they sing in the dances, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands'?"
the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
and the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its stand.
'These things shall be for a statutory ordinance to you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
He said, therefore, "I will send you a young goat from the flock." She said, moreover, "Will you give a pledge until you send it?"
'Now if it is an animal of the kind which men can present as an offering to the LORD, any such that one gives to the LORD shall be holy.
"To cleanse the house then, he shall take two birds and cedar wood and a scarlet string and hyssop,
"Of the tribe of the sons of Dan a leader, Bukki the son of Jogli.
They journeyed from Bene-jaakan and camped at Hor-haggidgad.
and when it reverts in the jubilee, the field shall be holy to the LORD, like a field set apart; it shall be for the priest as his property.
They journeyed from Kibroth-hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth.
"You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the first set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second set.
Laban also gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid.
He measured it on the four sides; it had a wall all around, the length five hundred and the width five hundred, to divide between the holy and the profane.
And Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was fleeing.
"I will set a fire in Egypt; Sin will writhe in anguish, Thebes will be breached And Memphis will have distresses daily.
As for the pillars, the height of each pillar was eighteen cubits, and it was twelve cubits in circumference and four fingers in thickness, and hollow.
Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are too powerful for us."
"And even the name of the city will be Hamonah. So they will cleanse the land."'
"It is given to be polished, that it may be handled; the sword is sharpened and polished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon And he will carry off her wealth and capture her spoil and seize her plunder; and it will be wages for his army.
"Your sisters, Sodom with her daughters and Samaria with her daughters, will return to their former state, and you with your daughters will also return to your former state.
He then blinded Zedekiah's eyes and bound him in fetters of bronze to bring him to Babylon.
"I will also make this city a desolation and an object of hissing; everyone who passes by it will be astonished and hiss because of all its disasters.
My soul waits for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.
they even sent and took Jeremiah out of the court of the guardhouse and entrusted him to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to take him home. So he stayed among the people.
And there will be goats' milk enough for your food, For the food of your household, And sustenance for your maidens.
"Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Thus you are to say to the king of Judah, who sent you to Me to inquire of Me: "Behold, Pharaoh's army which has come out for your assistance is going to return to its own land of Egypt.
"Among the smooth stones of the ravine Is your portion, they are your lot; Even to them you have poured out a drink offering, You have made a grain offering Shall I relent concerning these things?
Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of the LORD which you have spoken is good " For he thought, "For there will be peace and truth in my days."
"Thus you shall say to Hezekiah king of Judah, 'Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, "Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."
"Bring my soul out of prison, So that I may give thanks to Your name; The righteous will surround me, For You will deal bountifully with me."
They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways.
He has made His wonders to be remembered; The LORD is gracious and compassionate.
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, "Amen." Praise the LORD!
That when the wicked sprouted up like grass And all who did iniquity flourished, It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.
Then He led them with the cloud by day And all the night with a light of fire.
For the LORD has built up Zion; He has appeared in His glory.
Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
We have sinned like our fathers, We have committed iniquity, we have behaved wickedly.
For he sees that even wise men die; The stupid and the senseless alike perish And leave their wealth to others.
I will also praise You with a harp, Even Your truth, O my God; To You I will sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
The LORD is great in Zion, And He is exalted above all the peoples.
These searched among their ancestral registration, but it could not be located; therefore they were considered unclean and excluded from the priesthood.
He did right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of his father David and did not turn aside to the right or to the left.
"Moreover, it shall eat the offspring of your herd and the produce of your ground until you are destroyed, who also leaves you no grain, new wine, or oil, nor the increase of your herd or the young of your flock until they have caused you to perish.
And with the choice yield of the sun, And with the choice produce of the months.
For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus which had defeated him, and said, "Because the gods of the kings of Aram helped them, I will sacrifice to them that they may help me." But they became the downfall of him and all Israel.
He had large supplies in the cities of Judah, and warriors, valiant men, in Jerusalem.
"They have lived in it, and have built You a sanctuary there for Your name, saying,
This Shelomoth and his relatives had charge of all the treasures of the dedicated gifts which King David and the heads of the fathers' households, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and the commanders of the army, had dedicated.
Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jeiel the sons of Hotham the Aroerite,
So Amasa went to call out the men of Judah, but he delayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
these are the testimonies and the statutes and the ordinances which Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, when they came out from Egypt,
"All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities, together with their pasture lands.
'According to the number that you prepare, so you shall do for everyone according to their number.
"He shall have the house scraped all around inside, and they shall dump the plaster that they scrape off at an unclean place outside the city.
They journeyed from Rephidim and camped in the wilderness of Sinai.
The son of Pallu: Eliab.
"One from Jacob shall have dominion, And will destroy the remnant from the city."
Joseph hurried out for he was deeply stirred over his brother, and he sought a place to weep; and he entered his chamber and wept there.
'They shall not profane the holy gifts of the sons of Israel which they offer to the LORD,
"Then you shall take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram.
So the flocks mated by the rods, and the flocks brought forth striped, speckled, and spotted.
He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry.
"Now, therefore, please let your servant remain instead of the lad a slave to my lord, and let the lad go up with his brothers.
Leah's maid Zilpah bore Jacob a second son.
"The altar hearth shall be four cubits; and from the altar hearth shall extend upwards four horns.
"Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "You eat meat with the blood in it, lift up your eyes to your idols as you shed blood Should you then possess the land?
'All the birds of the heavens nested in its boughs, And under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth, And all great nations lived under its shade.
O Lord, You have pleaded my soul's cause; You have redeemed my life.
Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
For his allowance, a regular allowance was given him by the king of Babylon, a daily portion all the days of his life until the day of his death.
"A sword against the Chaldeans," declares the LORD, "And against the inhabitants of Babylon And against her officials and her wise men!
"They will drink and stagger and go mad because of the sword that I will send among them."
For thus says the LORD: "Behold, one will fly swiftly like an eagle And spread out his wings against Moab.
"Make him drunk, for he has become arrogant toward the LORD; so Moab will wallow in his vomit, and he also will become a laughingstock.
Go up to Gilead and obtain balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt! In vain have you multiplied remedies; There is no healing for you.
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,
"But as for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear, Nor be dismayed, O Israel! For, see, I am going to save you from afar, And your descendants from the land of their captivity; And Jacob will return and be undisturbed And secure, with no one making him tremble.
There is an outcry in the streets concerning the wine; All joy turns to gloom. The gaiety of the earth is banished.
"Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold, I am about to bring My words on this city for disaster and not for prosperity; and they will take place before you on that day.
Will Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?
His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed.
I shall give thanks to You, for You have answered me, And You have become my salvation.
There they were in great fear where no fear had been; For God scattered the bones of him who encamped against you; You put them to shame, because God had rejected them.
In God we have boasted all day long, And we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah.
As for me, I said in my alarm, "I am cut off from before Your eyes"; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried to You.
"Your carcasses will be food to all birds of the sky and to the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten them away.
And my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.
the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, 642.
Moreover, when Ahaz gathered together the utensils of the house of God, he cut the utensils of the house of God in pieces; and he closed the doors of the house of the LORD and made altars for himself in every corner of Jerusalem.
So many people assembled and stopped up all the springs and the stream which flowed through the region, saying, "Why should the kings of Assyria come and find abundant water?"
Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a chief of the Reubenites, and thirty with him,
But David pursued, he and four hundred men, for two hundred who were too exhausted to cross the brook Besor remained behind.
"Also every sickness and every plague which, not written in the book of this law, the LORD will bring on you until you are destroyed.
When David came to the two hundred men who were too exhausted to follow David, who had also been left at the brook Besor, and they went out to meet David and to meet the people who were with him, then David approached the people and greeted them.
then the priest shall come in and make an inspection. If he sees that the mark has indeed spread in the house, it is a malignant mark in the house; it is unclean.
"Then they shall take other stones and replace those stones, and he shall take other plaster and replaster the house.
'Also if one of the animals dies which you have for food, the one who touches its carcass becomes unclean until evening.
Then Saul said to Jonathan, "Tell me what you have done " So Jonathan told him and said, "I indeed tasted a little honey with the end of the staff that was in my hand. Here I am, I must die!"
Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites.
"We took only the animals as our booty and the spoil of the cities which we had captured.
and his army, even their numbered men, 53,400.
and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;
He made its seven lamps with its snuffers and its trays of pure gold.
And all the skillful men who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from the work which he was performing,
"The hangings for the one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits with their three pillars and their three sockets.
"You shall make on the breastpiece chains of twisted cordage work in pure gold.
These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah; and she bore to Jacob these sixteen persons.
And they said, "We will call the girl and consult her wishes."
"I myself will be surety for him; you may hold me responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame before you forever.
"Now the altar hearth shall be twelve cubits long by twelve wide, square in its four sides.
"As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so I will do to you You will be a desolation, O Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am the LORD."'
"Cut off the sower from Babylon And the one who wields the sickle at the time of harvest; From before the sword of the oppressor They will each turn back to his own people And they will each flee to his own land.
therefore, I will deliver My flock, and they will no longer be a prey; and I will judge between one sheep and another.
'For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them,' declares the LORD.
The word of the LORD came to me saying,
The young lions roar after their prey And seek their food from God.
"Nevertheless hear the word of the LORD, all Judah who are living in the land of Egypt, 'Behold, I have sworn by My great name,' says the LORD, 'never shall My name be invoked again by the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "As the Lord GOD lives."
Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
The mind of the hasty will discern the truth, And the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak clearly.
Like the legs which are useless to the lame, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.
My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.
and behold, he has charged her with shameful deeds, saying, "I did not find your daughter a virgin." But this is the evidence of my daughter's virginity.' And they shall spread the garment before the elders of the city.
For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.
Your statutes are my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.
But transgressors will be altogether destroyed; The posterity of the wicked will be cut off.
The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming.
The troubles of my heart are enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses.
For the king trusts in the LORD, And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.
"And with the best things of the ancient mountains, And with the choice things of the everlasting hills,
thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am bringing evil on this place and on its inhabitants, even all the curses written in the book which they have read in the presence of the king of Judah.
The total number of the heads of the households, of valiant warriors, was 2,600.
He said to them, "Thus and so has Micah done to me, and he has hired me and I have become his priest."
Lachish and Bozkath and Eglon,
but we ourselves will be armed ready to go before the sons of Israel, until we have brought them to their place, while our little ones live in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
'Yet if the one who consecrates it should wish to redeem his house, then he shall add one-fifth of your valuation price to it, so that it may be his.
They journeyed from Dophkah and camped at Alush.
"Now why are you discouraging the sons of Israel from crossing over into the land which the LORD has given them?
They put him in custody so that the command of the LORD might be made clear to them.
But Joseph had recognized his brothers, although they did not recognize him.
"The prince shall enter by way of the porch of the gate from outside and stand by the post of the gate Then the priests shall provide his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate and then go out; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.
when he sees that the lad is not with us, he will die. Thus your servants will bring the gray hair of your servant our father down to Sheol in sorrow.
The young man did not delay to do the thing, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now he was more respected than all the household of his father.
These are the children of Anah: Dishon, and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.
"If they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the house, its structure, its exits, its entrances, all its designs, all its statutes, and all its laws And write it in their sight, so that they may observe its whole design and all its statutes and do them.
"This is the law of the house: its entire area on the top of the mountain all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
Thus says the LORD of hosts, "The sons of Israel are oppressed, And the sons of Judah as well; And all who took them captive have held them fast, They have refused to let them go.
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also make the hordes of Egypt cease By the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, son of Habazziniah, and his brothers and all his sons and the whole house of the Rechabites,
Then King Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, "I dread the Jews who have gone over to the Chaldeans, for they may give me over into their hand and they will abuse me."
'In the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the lowland, in the cities of the Negev, in the land of Benjamin, in the environs of Jerusalem and in the cities of Judah, the flocks will again pass under the hands of the one who numbers them,' says the LORD.
'Within two years I am going to bring back to this place all the vessels of the LORD'S house, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place and carried to Babylon.
Then the priests and the prophets spoke to the officials and to all the people, saying, "A death sentence for this man! For he has prophesied against this city as you have heard in your hearing."
"I clothe the heavens with blackness And make sackcloth their covering."
The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
"Formerly I said to Zion, 'Behold, here they are ' And to Jerusalem, 'I will give a messenger of good news.'
A spirit of justice for him who sits in judgment, A strength to those who repel the onslaught at the gate.
"Moreover you shall not go into a house of feasting to sit with them to eat and drink."
But they mingled with the nations And learned their practices,
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders.
The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.
Your name, O LORD, is everlasting, Your remembrance, O LORD, throughout all generations.
Make Your face to shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your lovingkindness.
Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications!
'Should my head be lifted up, You would hunt me like a lion; And again You would show Your power against me.
"Its abundant produce is for the kings Whom You have set over us because of our sins; They also rule over our bodies And over our cattle as they please, So we are in great distress.
Now they found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David, and gave him bread and he ate, and they provided him water to drink.
for the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
'And the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, and imposed hard labor on us.
and Eleasah became the father of Sismai, and Sismai became the father of Shallum,
"For on the day you go out and cross over the brook Kidron, you will know for certain that you shall surely die; your blood shall be on your own head."
When David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive.
"You shall write on the stones all the words of this law very distinctly."
and Iphtah and Ashnah and Nezib,
"Of the tribe of the sons of Simeon, Samuel the son of Ammihud.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
They journeyed from Kehelathah and camped at Mount Shepher.
and one male goat for a sin offering to make atonement for you.
then the one who owns the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, 'Something like a mark of leprosy has become visible to me in the house.'
"The length of the court shall be one hundred cubits, and the width fifty throughout, and the height five cubits of fine twisted linen, and their sockets of bronze.
that our fathers went down to Egypt, and we stayed in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly.
And it came about, whenever Moses went out to the tent, that all the people would arise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent, and gaze after Moses until he entered the tent.
'My father made me swear, saying, "Behold, I am about to die; in my grave which I dug for myself in the land of Canaan, there you shall bury me." Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.'"
"And in the tribe with which the alien stays, there you shall give him his inheritance," declares the Lord GOD.
'The waters made it grow, the deep made it high. With its rivers it continually extended all around its planting place, And sent out its channels to all the trees of the field.
He also took from the city one official who was overseer of the men of war, and seven of the king's advisers who were found in the city, and the scribe of the commander of the army who mustered the people of the land, and sixty men of the people of the land who were found in the midst of the city.
Then Abraham said to him, "Beware that you do not take my son back there!
"So I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of desolated lands And her cities, in the midst of cities that are laid waste, will be desolate forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands."
"The boundary shall extend from the sea to Hazar-enan at the border of Damascus, and on the north toward the north is the border of Hamath. This is the north side.
"A sword against the oracle priests, and they will become fools! A sword against her mighty men, and they will be shattered!
"May the violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon," The inhabitant of Zion will say; And, "May my blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea," Jerusalem will say.
"Leave the cities and dwell among the crags, O inhabitants of Moab, And be like a dove that nests Beyond the mouth of the chasm.
"Draw up your battle lines against Babylon on every side, All you who bend the bow; Shoot at her, do not be sparing with your arrows, For she has sinned against the LORD.
"Ah, sword of the LORD, How long will you not be quiet? Withdraw into your sheath; Be at rest and stay still.
that each man should set free his male servant and each man his female servant, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman; so that no one should keep them, a Jew his brother, in bondage.
So He poured out on him the heat of His anger And the fierceness of battle; And it set him aflame all around, Yet he did not recognize it; And it burned him, but he paid no attention.
Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah after the king had burned the scroll and the words which Baruch had written at the dictation of Jeremiah, saying,
"I will declare your righteousness and your deeds, But they will not profit you.
O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!
"Your builders hurry; Your destroyers and devastators Will depart from you.
"I will make all My mountains a road, And My highways will be raised up.
And the multitude of all the nations who wage war against Ariel, Even all who wage war against her and her stronghold, and who distress her, Will be like a dream, a vision of the night.
Though his hatred covers itself with guile, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.
More than the sounds of many waters, Than the mighty breakers of the sea, The LORD on high is mighty.
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is lovely.
So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted.
O God, You are awesome from Your sanctuary The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people Blessed be God!
From His dwelling place He looks out On all the inhabitants of the earth,
But Neco sent messengers to him, saying, "What have we to do with each other, O King of Judah? I am not coming against you today but against the house with which I am at war, and God has ordered me to hurry. Stop for your own sake from interfering with God who is with me, so that He will not destroy you."
'Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the valley in front of the wilderness of Jeruel.
So also he made for the entrance of the nave four-sided doorposts of olive wood
I will come with the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.
They called this out with a loud voice in the language of Judah to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten and terrify them, so that they might take the city.
When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice; and the woman spoke to Saul, saying, "Why have you deceived me? For you are Saul."
"Shall it be told Him that I would speak? Or should a man say that he would be swallowed up?
The sons of Jether were Jephunneh, Pispa and Ara.
Shema became the father of Raham, the father of Jorkeam; and Rekem became the father of Shammai.
"Now therefore, arise by night, you and the people who are with you, and lie in wait in the field.
"Then men will say, 'Because they forsook the covenant of the LORD, the God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt.
"So he shall burn the garment, whether the warp or the woof, in wool or in linen, or any article of leather in which the mark occurs, for it is a leprous malignancy; it shall be burned in the fire.
So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for every Egyptian sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them. Thus the land became Pharaoh's.
and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Elizur the son of Shedeur.
"The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine.
He made all the utensils of the altar, the pails and the shovels and the basins, the flesh hooks and the firepans; he made all its utensils of bronze.
which the LORD commanded Moses at Mount Sinai in the day that He commanded the sons of Israel to present their offerings to the LORD in the wilderness of Sinai.
"You shall make two rings of gold and put them on the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, on the front of it close to the place where it is joined, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.
Then Israel said, "It is enough; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."
and did not allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now you have done foolishly.
Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How many years have you lived?"
for he said, "If Esau comes to the one company and attacks it, then the company which is left will escape."
The length of the porch was twenty cubits and the width eleven cubits; and at the stairway by which it was ascended were columns belonging to the side pillars, one on each side.
'For thus says the Lord GOD, "Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet and rejoiced with all the scorn of your soul against the land of Israel,
Then God went up from him in the place where He had spoken with him.
and say to it, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir, And I will stretch out My hand against you And make you a desolation and a waste.
My enemies without cause Hunted me down like a bird;
We have transgressed and rebelled, You have not pardoned.
They have ears, but they cannot hear; They have noses, but they cannot smell;
"Therefore I will wail for Moab, Even for all Moab will I cry out; I will moan for the men of Kir-heres.
"And Moab will be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, their confidence.
Thus says the LORD: "Behold, waters are going to rise from the north And become an overflowing torrent, And overflow the land and all its fullness, The city and those who live in it; And the men will cry out, And every inhabitant of the land will wail.
"But now, behold, I am freeing you today from the chains which are on your hands If you would prefer to come with me to Babylon, come along, and I will look after you; but if you would prefer not to come with me to Babylon, never mind Look, the whole land is before you; go wherever it seems good and right for you to go."
'While they are coming to fight with the Chaldeans and to fill them with the corpses of men whom I have slain in My anger and in My wrath, and I have hidden My face from this city because of all their wickedness:
'I will also give over all the wealth of this city, all its produce and all its costly things; even all the treasures of the kings of Judah I will give over to the hand of their enemies, and they will plunder them, take them away and bring them to Babylon.
"Against whom do you jest? Against whom do you open wide your mouth And stick out your tongue? Are you not children of rebellion, Offspring of deceit,
Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am about to give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans and into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will take it.
'You have said to me, O Lord GOD, "Buy for yourself the field with money and call in witnesses"--although the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.'"
Until I came into the sanctuary of God; Then I perceived their end.
They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones.
It is time for the LORD to act, For they have broken Your law.
"You were tired out by the length of your road, Yet you did not say, 'It is hopeless.' You found renewed strength, Therefore you did not faint.
The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us.
The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.
Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my stronghold.
Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,
The sons of Israel and Judah who lived in the cities of Judah also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of sacred gifts which were consecrated to the LORD their God, and placed them in heaps.
You are my King, O God; Command victories for Jacob.
Then the Levitical priests arose and blessed the people; and their voice was heard and their prayer came to His holy dwelling place, to heaven.
the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,
For there were many in the assembly who had not consecrated themselves; therefore, the Levites were over the slaughter of the Passover lambs for everyone who was unclean, in order to consecrate them to the LORD.
The twelfth for the twelfth month was Heldai the Netophathite of Othniel; and in his division were 24,000.
Under their direction was an elite army of 307,500, who could wage war with great power, to help the king against the enemy.
When the sons of Ammon saw that the Arameans fled, they also fled before Abshai his brother and entered the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
Of Asher there were 40,000 who went out in the army to draw up in battle formation.
The sons of Ammon came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, and the kings who had come were by themselves in the field.
The sons of Japhlet were Pasach, Bimhal and Ashvath. These were the sons of Japhlet.
then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
The sons of Salma were Bethlehem and the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-joab and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites.
Saul said, "Draw near here, all you chiefs of the people, and investigate and see how this sin has happened today.
Then all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, "Because the king is a close relative to us. Why then are you angry about this matter? Have we eaten at all at the king's expense, or has anything been taken for us?"
Then Saul said to David, "Blessed are you, my son David; you will both accomplish much and surely prevail " So David went on his way, and Saul returned to his place.
one male goat for a sin offering, besides the sin offering of atonement and the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings.
'Their drink offerings shall be half a hin of wine for a bull and a third of a hin for the ram and a fourth of a hin for a lamb; this is the burnt offering of each month throughout the months of the year.
"For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol and saw the land, they discouraged the sons of Israel so that they did not go into the land which the LORD had given them.
The sons of Gershon received thirteen cities by lot from the families of the tribe of Issachar and from the tribe of Asher and from the tribe of Naphtali and from the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.
"He shall thus cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and with the running water, along with the live bird and with the cedar wood and with the hyssop and with the scarlet string.
"Of the tribe of the sons of Asher a leader, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.
'Even your cattle and the animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat.
"You shall make two gold rings for it under its molding; you shall make them on its two side walls--on opposite sides--and they shall be holders for poles with which to carry it.
"You shall slaughter the bull before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
"You shall bring his sons and put tunics on them.
They made the tunics of finely woven linen for Aaron and his sons,
When it was told to Jacob, "Behold, your son Joseph has come to you," Israel collected his strength and sat up in the bed.
"Then I took the deeds of purchase, both the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions and the open copy;
He wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard of it.
"And beside the border of Gad, at the south side toward the south, the border shall be from Tamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the brook of Egypt, to the Great Sea.
"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt and will break his arms, both the strong and the broken; and I will make the sword fall from his hand.
Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am going to plead your case And exact full vengeance for you; And I will dry up her sea And make her fountain dry.
He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens which cry.
"Flee away, turn back, dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Dedan, For I will bring the disaster of Esau upon him At the time I punish him.
The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which You established for them.
who has set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, and even to this day both in Israel and among mankind; and You have made a name for Yourself, as at this day.
and all the kings of Zimri, all the kings of Elam and all the kings of Media;
He has given food to those who fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever.
All of us growl like bears, And moan sadly like doves; We hope for justice, but there is none, For salvation, but it is far from us.
"Behold, I will put a spirit in him so that he will hear a rumor and return to his own land. And I will make him fall by the sword in his own land."'"
Who made heaven and earth, The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever;
Your heart will meditate on terror: "Where is he who counts? Where is he who weighs? Where is he who counts the towers?"
And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I wait for Your ordinances.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn Shout joyfully before the King, the LORD.
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called on His name; They called upon the LORD and He answered them.
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
They cut off his head and stripped off his weapons, and sent them throughout the land of the Philistines, to carry the good news to the house of their idols and to the people.
Your God has commanded your strength; Show Yourself strong, O God, who have acted on our behalf.
"Turn Your gaze away from me, that I may smile again Before I depart and am no more."
All the men of valor, seven thousand, and the craftsmen and the smiths, one thousand, all strong and fit for war, and these the king of Babylon brought into exile to Babylon.
That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders.
When the Almighty was yet with me, And my children were around me;
and Azariah became the father of Helez, and Helez became the father of Eleasah,
"This thing that you have done is not good. As the LORD lives, all of you must surely die, because you did not guard your lord, the LORD'S anointed. And now, see where the king's spear is and the jug of water that was at his head."
Arab and Dumah and Eshan,
the land which the LORD conquered before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock."
These are the families of Judah according to those who were numbered of them, 76,500.
whether in warp or woof, of linen or of wool, whether in leather or in any article made of leather,
They journeyed from Rimmon-perez and camped at Libnah.
"The first ripe fruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to the LORD, shall be yours; everyone of your household who is clean may eat it.
"As the most holy gifts you shall eat it; every male shall eat it. It shall be holy to you.
but when I lie down with my fathers, you shall carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their burial place." And he said, "I will do as you have said."
They also made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates all around on the hem of the robe,
"You shall place the ark of the testimony there, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.
"I will feed them in a good pasture, and their grazing ground will be on the mountain heights of Israel There they will lie down on good grazing ground and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.
Then they went up from Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to their father Jacob.
"Thus it came about when we went up to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
Then Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "You may put my two sons to death if I do not bring him back to you; put him in my care, and I will return him to you."
"It shall be that when they enter at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and wool shall not be on them while they are ministering in the gates of the inner court and in the house.
Then Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites became king in his place.
But her brother and her mother said, "Let the girl stay with us a few days, say ten; afterward she may go."
These are the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.
"A man's foot will not pass through it, and the foot of a beast will not pass through it, and it will not be inhabited for forty years.
"But since we stopped burning sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have lacked everything and have met our end by the sword and by famine."
"Indeed this city has been to Me a provocation of My anger and My wrath from the day that they built it, even to this day, so that it should be removed from before My face,
"Your wealth and your treasures I will give for booty without cost, Even for all your sins And within all your borders.
We have become like those over whom You have never ruled, Like those who were not called by Your name.
"Your first forefather sinned, And your spokesmen have transgressed against Me.
Your tackle hangs slack; It cannot hold the base of its mast firmly, Nor spread out the sail. Then the prey of an abundant spoil will be divided; The lame will take the plunder.
Be ashamed, O Sidon; For the sea speaks, the stronghold of the sea, saying, "I have neither travailed nor given birth, I have neither brought up young men nor reared virgins."
And served their idols, Which became a snare to them.
Nor do those who pass by say, "The blessing of the LORD be upon you; We bless you in the name of the LORD."
Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Your commandments.
The LORD has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron.
Let the field exult, and all that is in it Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy
"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.
I say, "O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days, Your years are throughout all generations.
Let them fear You while the sun endures, And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
But I am afflicted and in pain; May Your salvation, O God, set me securely on high.
Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink; May I be delivered from my foes and from the deep waters.
My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.
'Then we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our affliction and our toil and our oppression;
Now Gaal the son of Ebed went out and stood in the entrance of the city gate; and Abimelech and the people who were with him arose from the ambush.
"The LORD your God, He will thrust them out from before you and drive them from before you; and you will possess their land, just as the LORD your God promised you.
and Anab and Eshtemoh and Anim,
"For if you turn away from following Him, He will once more abandon them in the wilderness, and you will destroy all these people."
from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.
"You shall make fifty clasps of bronze, and you shall put the clasps into the loops and join the tent together so that it will be a unit.
These are those who were numbered of the sons of Israel, 601,730.
Then his brothers also came and fell down before him and said, "Behold, we are your servants."
"You know that I have served your father with all my strength.
He placed the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing.
"The sons of Arvad and your army were on your walls, all around, and the Gammadim were in your towers. They hung their shields on your walls all around; they perfected your beauty.
"Behold, when the wall has fallen, will you not be asked, 'Where is the plaster with which you plastered it?'"
and I set My face against them Though they have come out of the fire, yet the fire will consume them. Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I set My face against them.
"I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels and the sons of Ammon a resting place for flocks. Thus you will know that I am the LORD."
"Therefore their inhabitants were short of strength, They were dismayed and put to shame; They were as the vegetation of the field and as the green herb, As grass on the housetops is scorched before it is grown up.
"I will also clap My hands together, and I will appease My wrath; I, the LORD, have spoken."
then I would reject the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, not taking from his descendants rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob But I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy on them.'"
I have heard a message from the LORD, And an envoy is sent among the nations, saying, "Gather yourselves together and come against her, And rise up for battle!"
The LORD supports the afflicted; He brings down the wicked to the ground.
thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, as follows: 'As for you and your wives, you have spoken with your mouths and fulfilled it with your hands, saying, "We will certainly perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her " Go ahead and confirm your vows, and certainly perform your vows!'
"But when I look, there is no one, And there is no counselor among them Who, if I ask, can give an answer.
Give thanks to the God of heaven, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have revived me.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses.
"There I will cause the horn of David to spring forth; I have prepared a lamp for Mine anointed.
You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, I extol You.
May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel,
Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You forgive them.
For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens And Your truth to the clouds.
They will not be ashamed in the time of evil, And in the days of famine they will have abundance.
I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations; Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.
David also said, "As the LORD lives, surely the LORD will strike him, or his day will come that he dies, or he will go down into battle and perish.
so that he will not give even one of them any of the flesh of his children which he will eat, since he has nothing else left, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will oppress you in all your towns.
Arise, O LORD, confront him, bring him low; Deliver my soul from the wicked with Your sword,
"Teach us what we shall say to Him; We cannot arrange our case because of darkness.
for the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
They captured it and struck it and its king and all its cities and all the persons who were in it with the edge of the sword. He left no survivor, according to all that he had done to Eglon. And he utterly destroyed it and every person who was in it.
and his firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,
They said, "Why, O LORD, God of Israel, has this come about in Israel, so that one tribe should be missing today in Israel?"
"You shall make on the breastpiece two rings of gold, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastpiece.
"All the utensils of the tabernacle used in all its service, and all its pegs, and all the pegs of the court, shall be of bronze.
"When the prince provides a freewill offering, a burnt offering, or peace offerings as a freewill offering to the LORD, the gate facing east shall be opened for him And he shall provide his burnt offering and his peace offerings as he does on the sabbath day. Then he shall go out, and the gate shall be shut after he goes out.
He commanded the one in front, saying, "When my brother Esau meets you and asks you, saying, 'To whom do you belong, and where are you going, and to whom do these animals in front of you belong?'
And it was like the appearance of the vision which I saw, like the vision which I saw when He came to destroy the city And the visions were like the vision which I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell on my face.
Then Pharaoh said to his brothers, "What is your occupation?" So they said to Pharaoh, "Your servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers."
"I will abandon you to the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers; You will fall on the open field; you will not be brought together or gathered I have given you for food to the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the sky.
Therefore, behold, I will bring strangers upon you, The most ruthless of the nations. And they will draw their swords Against the beauty of your wisdom And defile your splendor.
For thus says the Lord GOD, "When I make you a desolate city, like the cities which are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you and the great waters cover you,
'Then nations heard about him; He was captured in their pit, And they brought him with hooks To the land of Egypt.
"Judgment has also come upon the plain, upon Holon, Jahzah and against Mephaath,
Then the LORD said to me, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" And I said, "Figs, the good figs, very good; and the bad figs, very bad, which cannot be eaten due to rottenness."
Let him drink and forget his poverty And remember his trouble no more.
because of the Chaldeans; for they were afraid of them, since Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had struck down Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had appointed over the land.
'Why do you cry out over your injury? Your pain is incurable. Because your iniquity is great And your sins are numerous, I have done these things to you.
Who gives food to all flesh, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
For thus says the LORD concerning the sons and daughters born in this place, and concerning their mothers who bear them, and their fathers who beget them in this land:
I said, "I will not see the LORD, The LORD in the land of the living; I will look on man no more among the inhabitants of the world.
'Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the city of Sepharvaim, and of Hena and Ivvah?'"
Through You we will push back our adversaries; Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.
Behold our shield, O God, And look upon the face of Your anointed.
the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah,
"Now behold, the sons of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom You did not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt (they turned aside from them and did not destroy them),
the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,
David said to him, "To whom do you belong? And where are you from?" And he said, "I am a young man of Egypt, a servant of an Amalekite; and my master left me behind when I fell sick three days ago.
"But King Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD forever."
So the king sent and called for Shimei and said to him, "Did I not make you swear by the LORD and solemnly warn you, saying, 'You will know for certain that on the day you depart and go anywhere, you shall surely die'? And you said to me, 'The word which I have heard is good.'
Then all the wicked and worthless men among those who went with David said, "Because they did not go with us, we will not give them any of the spoil that we have recovered, except to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away and depart."
Then Saul recognized David's voice and said, "Is this your voice, my son David?" And David said, "It is my voice, my lord the king."
'Ask your young men and they will tell you. Therefore let my young men find favor in your eyes, for we have come on a festive day. Please give whatever you find at hand to your servants and to your son David.'"
and the blood avenger finds him outside the border of his city of refuge, and the blood avenger kills the manslayer, he will not be guilty of blood
So all of Benjamin who fell that day were 25,000 men who draw the sword; all these were valiant warriors.
Benjamin returned at that time, and they gave them the women whom they had kept alive from the women of Jabesh-gilead; yet they were not enough for them.
"When you enter, you will come to a secure people with a spacious land; for God has given it into your hand, a place where there is no lack of anything that is on the earth."
'It is a continual burnt offering which was ordained in Mount Sinai as a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.
then I will so order My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forth the crop for three years.
"Of the tribe of the sons of Zebulun a leader, Elizaphan the son of Parnach.
They journeyed from Tahath and camped at Terah.
"You shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and its sides all around, and its horns; and you shall make a gold molding all around for it.
This is the law for any mark of leprosy--even for a scale,
"Thus you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "As I live, surely those who are in the waste places will fall by the sword, and whoever is in the open field I will give to the beasts to be devoured, and those who are in the strongholds and in the caves will die of pestilence.
Then he placed the gold altar in the tent of meeting in front of the veil;
Then he put the table in the tent of meeting on the north side of the tabernacle, outside the veil.
When Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which was in their hand and bowed to the ground before him.
'Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My wrath because you have endured the insults of the nations.'
"The man, the lord of the land, spoke harshly with us, and took us for spies of the country.
'As silver is melted in the furnace, so you will be melted in the midst of it; and you will know that I, the LORD, have poured out My wrath on you.'"
Then Jacob replied to Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I thought that you would take your daughters from me by force.
"I will put hooks in your jaws And make the fish of your rivers cling to your scales. And I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers, And all the fish of your rivers will cling to your scales.
When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain And brings forth the wind from His storehouses.
'Thus I will make the land desolate, because they have acted unfaithfully,'" declares the Lord GOD.
The LORD of hosts has sworn by Himself: "Surely I will fill you with a population like locusts, And they will cry out with shouts of victory over you."
For neither Israel nor Judah has been forsaken By his God, the LORD of hosts, Although their land is full of guilt Before the Holy One of Israel.
"Edom will become an object of horror; everyone who passes by it will be horrified and will hiss at all its wounds.
"Run away, flee! Dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Hazor," declares the LORD; "For Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has formed a plan against you And devised a scheme against you.
The high mountains are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the shephanim.
'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Take these deeds, this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware jar, that they may last a long time."
Scarcely have they been planted, Scarcely have they been sown, Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, But He merely blows on them, and they wither, And the storm carries them away like stubble.
When He killed them, then they sought Him, And returned and searched diligently for God;
"Now as for me, behold, I am going to stay at Mizpah to stand for you before the Chaldeans who come to us; but as for you, gather in wine and summer fruit and oil and put them in your storage vessels, and live in your cities that you have taken over."
"The exile will soon be set free, and will not die in the dungeon, nor will his bread be lacking.
"Now consider this, you who forget God, Or I will tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.
O LORD our God, You answered them; You were a forgiving God to them, And yet an avenger of their evil deeds.
David attacked the land and did not leave a man or a woman alive, and he took away the sheep, the cattle, the donkeys, the camels, and the clothing. Then he returned and came to Achish.
Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armor bearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
"Now not with you alone am I making this covenant and this oath,
Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah and Mikloth.
But the lad was not aware of anything; only Jonathan and David knew about the matter.
and Dannah and Kiriath-sannah (that is, Debir),
'Even if he is not redeemed by these means, he shall still go out in the year of jubilee, he and his sons with him.
and Cabbon and Lahmas and Chitlish,
'If the one who consecrates it should ever wish to redeem the field, then he shall add one-fifth of your valuation price to it, so that it may pass to him.
"These are the names of the men: of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
They journeyed from Makheloth and camped at Tahath.
They said, "If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession; do not take us across the Jordan."
For the west side there were hangings of fifty cubits with their ten pillars and their ten sockets; the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.
the bronze altar and its bronze grating, its poles and all its utensils, the laver and its stand;
Thus Aaron and his sons did all the things which the LORD had commanded through Moses.
When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, he did not find her.
He made the utensils which were on the table, its dishes and its pans and its bowls and its jars, with which to pour out drink offerings, of pure gold.
They had just gone out of the city, and were not far off, when Joseph said to his house steward, "Up, follow the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, 'Why have you repaid evil for good?
and the thin ears swallowed the seven good ears. Then I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me."
"And just as he interpreted for us, so it happened; he restored me in my office, but he hanged him."
"They traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of blue and embroidered work, and in carpets of many colors and tightly wound cords, which were among your merchandise.
"Only on this condition will we consent to you: if you will become like us, in that every male of you be circumcised,
Shechem also said to her father and to her brothers, "If I find favor in your sight, then I will give whatever you say to me.
Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night. When they arose in the morning, he said, "Send me away to my master."
"These are the exits of the city: on the north side, 4,500 cubits by measurement,
The two pillars, the one sea, and the twelve bronze bulls that were under the sea, and the stands, which King Solomon had made for the house of the LORD--the bronze of all these vessels was beyond weight.
'You shall take some of its blood and put it on its four horns and on the four corners of the ledge and on the border round about; thus you shall cleanse it and make atonement for it.
"Behold, a people is coming from the north, And a great nation and many kings Will be aroused from the remote parts of the earth.
"Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Declares the Lord GOD of hosts, "For your day has come, The time when I will punish you.
'You will die in peace; and as spices were burned for your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so they will burn spices for you; and they will lament for you, "Alas, lord!"' For I have spoken the word," declares the LORD.
Now the captain of the bodyguard had taken Jeremiah and said to him, "The LORD your God promised this calamity against this place;
So Jeremiah stayed in the court of the guardhouse until the day that Jerusalem was captured.
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'There will again be in this place which is waste, without man or beast, and in all its cities, a habitation of shepherds who rest their flocks.
And give Him no rest until He establishes And makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
"Indeed the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah have been doing only evil in My sight from their youth; for the sons of Israel have been only provoking Me to anger by the work of their hands," declares the LORD.
And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, "Thus says the LORD, 'Even so will I break within two full years the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all the nations.'" Then the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
"I composed my soul until morning. Like a lion--so He breaks all my bones, From day until night You make an end of me.
Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
Be gracious to me, O Lord, For to You I cry all day long.
I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings And shall not be ashamed.
The sons of Ephraim were archers equipped with bows, Yet they turned back in the day of battle.
And You have not given me over into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a large place.
Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.
For they performed the worship of their God and the service of purification, together with the singers and the gatekeepers in accordance with the command of David and of his son Solomon.
"Go and speak to David, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "I offer you three things; choose for yourself one of them, which I will do to you."'"
"The cricket shall possess all your trees and the produce of your ground.
Aijalon with its pasture lands and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands;
The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim, and Seled died without sons.
But Achish replied to David, "I know that you are pleasing in my sight, like an angel of God; nevertheless the commanders of the Philistines have said, 'He must not go up with us to the battle.'
And the people were sorry for Benjamin because the LORD had made a breach in the tribes of Israel.
and all of you armed men cross over the Jordan before the LORD until He has driven His enemies out from before Him,
So Moses gave command concerning them to Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathers' households of the tribes of the sons of Israel.
the woven garments for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests.'"
the altar of burnt offering also with all its utensils, and the laver and its stand,
Then he placed the lampstand in the tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the south side of the tabernacle.
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well."
"Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food, and we and our land will be slaves to Pharaoh. So give us seed, that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate."
As he lifted his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, he said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?" And he said, "May God be gracious to you, my son."
Then he said to his brothers, "My money has been returned, and behold, it is even in my sack." And their hearts sank, and they turned trembling to one another, saying, "What is this that God has done to us?"
Now the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, "It is because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time that we are being brought in, that he may seek occasion against us and fall upon us, and take us for slaves with our donkeys."
When they came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan, they told him all that had happened to them, saying,
So the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those who were coming, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also.
"Now a Hebrew youth was with us there, a servant of the captain of the bodyguard, and we related them to him, and he interpreted our dreams for us. To each one he interpreted according to his own dream.
but when the flock was feeble, he did not put them in; so the feebler were Laban's and the stronger Jacob's.
He returned to his brothers and said, "The boy is not there; as for me, where am I to go?"
"Therefore I poured out My wrath on them for the blood which they had shed on the land, because they had defiled it with their idols.
'I made it beautiful with the multitude of its branches, And all the trees of Eden, which were in the garden of God, were jealous of it.
"At the end of seven years each of you shall set free his Hebrew brother who has been sold to you and has served you six years, you shall send him out free from you; but your forefathers did not obey Me or incline their ear to Me.
"The remainder, 5,000 cubits in width and 25,000 in length, shall be for common use for the city, for dwellings and for open spaces; and the city shall be in its midst.
So the land quakes and writhes, For the purposes of the LORD against Babylon stand, To make the land of Babylon A desolation without inhabitants.
"How can it be quiet, When the LORD has given it an order? Against Ashkelon and against the seacoast-- There He has assigned it."
"Although recently you had turned and done what is right in My sight, each man proclaiming release to his neighbor, and you had made a covenant before Me in the house which is called by My name.
The fierce anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has performed and until He has accomplished The intent of His heart; In the latter days you will understand this.
because they have not listened to My words,' declares the LORD, 'which I sent to them again and again by My servants the prophets; but you did not listen,' declares the LORD.
Do not be angry beyond measure, O LORD, Nor remember iniquity forever; Behold, look now, all of us are Your people.
and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but the work of men's hands, wood and stone So they have destroyed them.
Edom, Moab and the sons of Ammon;
"You, therefore, hear the word of the LORD, all you exiles, whom I have sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon.
Even Lebanon is not enough to burn, Nor its beasts enough for a burnt offering.
Arise, O LORD, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength.
That they should put their confidence in God And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments,
Under a slave when he becomes king, And a fool when he is satisfied with food,
Those who sit in the gate talk about me, And I am the song of the drunkards.
"Everyone will be ashamed because of a people who cannot profit them, Who are not for help or profit, but for shame and also for reproach."
'Behold, the LORD is about to hurl you headlong, O man. And He is about to grasp you firmly
I cried out to You, O LORD; I said, "You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.
Restore our captivity, O LORD, As the streams in the South.
For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
The righteous man will be glad in the LORD and will take refuge in Him; And all the upright in heart will glory.
You have made Your people experience hardship; You have given us wine to drink that makes us stagger.
My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me.
And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long.
He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works.
He built altars in the house of the LORD of which the LORD had said, "My name shall be in Jerusalem forever."
"In the morning you shall say, 'Would that it were evening!' And at evening you shall say, 'Would that it were morning!' because of the dread of your heart which you dread, and for the sight of your eyes which you will see.
Ner became the father of Kish, and Kish became the father of Saul, and Saul became the father of Jonathan, Malchi-shua, Abinadab and Eshbaal.
and from the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands, Hammon with its pasture lands and Kiriathaim with its pasture lands.
But there was a strong tower in the center of the city, and all the men and women with all the leaders of the city fled there and shut themselves in; and they went up on the roof of the tower.
To the sons of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, from the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad and the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
When David's young men came, they spoke to Nabal according to all these words in David's name; then they waited.
They found rich and good pasture, and the land was broad and quiet and peaceful; for those who lived there formerly were Hamites.
Meshobab and Jamlech and Joshah the son of Amaziah,
So Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp at Gilgal.
The sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben answered, saying, "As the LORD has said to your servants, so we will do.
and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering.
'Offer one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you,
the tent of meeting, and the ark of testimony, and the mercy seat upon it, and all the furniture of the tent,
He restored the chief cupbearer to his office, and he put the cup into Pharaoh's hand;
So he went and got them, and brought them to his mother; and his mother made savory food such as his father loved.
to teach when they are unclean and when they are clean. This is the law of leprosy.
They took their livestock and their property, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him:
"Your rowers have brought you Into great waters; The east wind has broken you In the heart of the seas.
Then he commanded also the second and the third, and all those who followed the droves, saying, "After this manner you shall speak to Esau when you find him;
"For I will send pestilence to her And blood to her streets, And the wounded will fall in her midst By the sword upon her on every side; Then they will know that I am the LORD.
"Harness the horses, And mount the steeds, And take your stand with helmets on! Polish the spears, Put on the scale-armor!
"So when it comes to pass--as surely it will--then they will know that a prophet has been in their midst."
"I will dispatch foreigners to Babylon that they may winnow her And may devastate her land; For on every side they will be opposed to her In the day of her calamity.
For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, Which lifted up the waves of the sea.
Then the king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and he took it out of the chamber of Elishama the scribe. And Jehudi read it to the king as well as to all the officials who stood beside the king.
'I dug wells and drank waters, And with the sole of my feet I dried up All the rivers of Egypt.'
For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "As My anger and wrath have been poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so My wrath will be poured out on you when you enter Egypt And you will become a curse, an object of horror, an imprecation and a reproach; and you will see this place no more."
But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped from Johanan with eight men and went to the sons of Ammon.
Who brings forth the chariot and the horse, The army and the mighty man (They will lie down together and not rise again; They have been quenched and extinguished like a wick):
"Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and listen to all the words of Sennacherib, who sent them to reproach the living God.
therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not lack a man to stand before Me always."'"
He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.
He will not accept any ransom, Nor will he be satisfied though you give many gifts.
Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.
To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
We who had sweet fellowship together Walked in the house of God in the throng.
I hastened and did not delay To keep Your commandments.
Thus He remembered that they were but flesh, A wind that passes and does not return.
Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,
Restore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.
All the articles of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king and of his officers, he brought them all to Babylon.
The earth quaked; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
For behold, Your enemies make an uproar, And those who hate You have exalted themselves.
Let me dwell in Your tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.
the sons of Lebana, the sons of Hagaba, the sons of Shalmai,
Judah was defeated by Israel, and they fled each to his tent.
Eliel the Mahavite and Jeribai and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbena and the father of Gibea; and the daughter of Caleb was Achsah.
Then the king said to his servants, "Do you not know that a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel?
Then David said to Achish, "If now I have found favor in your sight, let them give me a place in one of the cities in the country, that I may live there; for why should your servant live in the royal city with you?"
of Arod, the family of the Arodites; of Areli, the family of the Arelites.
Every man, who had in his possession blue and purple and scarlet material and fine linen and goats' hair and rams' skins dyed red and porpoise skins, brought them.
"Then let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming, and store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh's authority, and let them guard it.
All the people also cut down each one his branch and followed Abimelech, and put them on the inner chamber and set the inner chamber on fire over those inside, so that all the men of the tower of Shechem also died, about a thousand men and women.
These are the families of the Reubenites, and those who were numbered of them were 43,730.
Balaam said to Balak, "Did I not tell your messengers whom you had sent to me, saying,
and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They were set in gold filigree settings when they were mounted.
On the eleventh day it was Pagiel the son of Ochran, leader of the sons of Asher;
Their numbered men by their families, by their fathers' households, were 2,630.
Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.
"You shall also take the one ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram;
"Five curtains shall be joined to one another, and the other five curtains shall be joined to one another.
"You shall put the other two ends of the two cords on the two filigree settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, at the front of it.
Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; but his sons were with his livestock in the field, so Jacob kept silent until they came in.
Then she spoke to him with these words, "The Hebrew slave, whom you brought to us, came in to me to make sport of me;
and they captured and looted all their wealth and all their little ones and their wives, even all that was in the houses.
"Here is Rebekah before you, take her and go, and let her be the wife of your master's son, as the LORD has spoken."
"Nor shall any of the priests drink wine when they enter the inner court.
then he took his kinsmen with him and pursued him a distance of seven days' journey, and he overtook him in the hill country of Gilead.
"Behold, it is coming and it shall be done," declares the Lord GOD. "That is the day of which I have spoken.
"It was planted in good soil beside abundant waters, that it might yield branches and bear fruit and become a splendid vine."'
For thus says the Lord GOD, "The sword of the king of Babylon will come upon you.
"Moreover, I will make the Nile canals dry And sell the land into the hands of evil men. And I will make the land desolate And all that is in it, By the hand of strangers; I the LORD have spoken."
"On that day messengers will go forth from Me in ships to frighten secure Ethiopia; and anguish will be on them as on the day of Egypt; for behold, it comes!"
"I will lay your flesh on the mountains And fill the valleys with your refuse.
"The land of Egypt will become a desolation and waste Then they will know that I am the LORD Because you said, 'The Nile is mine, and I have made it,'
"Behold, while it is intact, it is not made into anything. How much less, when the fire has consumed it and it is charred, can it still be made into anything!
Then I said, "Ah Lord GOD! They are saying of me, 'Is he not just speaking parables?'"
But ten men who were found among them said to Ishmael, "Do not put us to death; for we have stores of wheat, barley, oil and honey hidden in the field." So he refrained and did not put them to death along with their companions.
against Dibon, Nebo and Beth-diblathaim,
So King Zedekiah said, "Behold, he is in your hands; for the king can do nothing against you."
"For thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the pillars, concerning the sea, concerning the stands and concerning the rest of the vessels that are left in this city,
'Behold, the siege ramps have reached the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans who fight against it, because of the sword, the famine and the pestilence; and what You have spoken has come to pass; and behold, You see it.
"I will put it into the hand of your tormentors, Who have said to you, 'Lie down that we may walk over you.' You have even made your back like the ground And like the street for those who walk over it."
They do not drink wine with song; Strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
They will be put to shame and even humiliated, all of them; The manufacturers of idols will go away together in humiliation.
Therefore, please hear this, you afflicted, Who are drunk, but not with wine:
"So the inhabitants of this coastland will say in that day, 'Behold, such is our hope, where we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria; and we, how shall we escape?'"
For He looked down from His holy height; From heaven the LORD gazed upon the earth,
Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us.
"The foot will trample it, The feet of the afflicted, the steps of the helpless."
Jerusalem, that is built As a city that is compact together;
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
When you lie down among the sheepfolds, You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And its pinions with glistening gold.
Walk about Zion and go around her; Count her towers;
As is Your name, O God, So is Your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness.
Rise up, be our help, And redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness.
If we had forgotten the name of our God Or extended our hands to a strange god,
"I have become mute, I do not open my mouth, Because it is You who have done it.
But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up, That I may repay them.
for the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
The command of Esther established these customs for Purim, and it was written in the book.
Jokmeam with its pasture lands, Beth-horon with its pasture lands,
Shobal the father of Kiriath-jearim had sons: Haroeh, half of the Manahathites,
David called to the people and to Abner the son of Ner, saying, "Will you not answer, Abner?" Then Abner replied, "Who are you who calls to the king?"
So David had captured all the sheep and the cattle which the people drove ahead of the other livestock, and they said, "This is David's spoil."
The sons of Benjamin gathered from the cities to Gibeah, to go out to battle against the sons of Israel.
Moses gave the levy which was the LORD'S offering to Eleazar the priest, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
take it from their half and give it to Eleazar the priest, as an offering to the LORD.
'But if it is among the unclean animals, then he shall redeem it according to your valuation and add to it one-fifth of it; and if it is not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your valuation.
but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had interpreted to them.
"You shall set the altar of burnt offering in front of the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.
There were six branches going out of its sides; three branches of the lampstand from the one side of it and three branches of the lampstand from the other side of it;
Joseph provided his father and his brothers and all his father's household with food, according to their little ones.
Then Abimelech called Abraham and said to him, "What have you done to us? And how have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done to me things that ought not to be done."
Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away into exile some of the poorest of the people, the rest of the people who were left in the city, the deserters who had deserted to the king of Babylon and the rest of the artisans.
He delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said to his servants, "Pass on before me, and put a space between droves."
Then he blinded the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon and put him in prison until the day of his death.
"You will be glutted at My table with horses and charioteers, with mighty men and all the men of war," declares the Lord GOD.
"And the house of Israel will know that I am the LORD their God from that day onward.
"As those who pass through the land pass through and anyone sees a man's bone, then he will set up a marker by it until the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog.
"I will make Mount Seir a waste and a desolation and I will cut off from it the one who passes through and returns.
"But when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against the land, we said, 'Come and let us go to Jerusalem before the army of the Chaldeans and before the army of the Arameans.' So we have dwelt in Jerusalem."
Then Jeremiah said to the house of the Rechabites, "Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Because you have obeyed the command of Jonadab your father, kept all his commands and done according to all that he commanded you;
'You shall be My people, And I will be your God.'"
And the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
'For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "I have put a yoke of iron on the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they will serve him And I have also given him the beasts of the field."'"
When the officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king's house to the house of the LORD and sat in the entrance of the New Gate of the LORD'S house.
and the prophet Jeremiah said, "Amen! May the LORD do so; may the LORD confirm your words which you have prophesied to bring back the vessels of the LORD'S house and all the exiles, from Babylon to this place.
"Command them to go to their masters, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, thus you shall say to your masters,
Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper; The snare is broken and we have escaped.
After many days the LORD said to me, "Arise, go to the Euphrates and take from there the waistband which I commanded you to hide there."
Thus they exchanged their glory For the image of an ox that eats grass.
You water its furrows abundantly, You settle its ridges, You soften it with showers, You bless its growth.
The LORD is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
These two things have befallen you; Who will mourn for you? The devastation and destruction, famine and sword; How shall I comfort you?
This is the word which the LORD spoke earlier concerning Moab.
He has regarded the prayer of the destitute And has not despised their prayer.
To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, And call upon the name of the LORD.
He who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who speaks falsehood shall not maintain his position before me.
A senseless man has no knowledge, Nor does a stupid man understand this:
'Now therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or mislead you like this, and do not believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people from my hand or from the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you from my hand?'"
"Their children, who have not known, will hear and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as you live on the land which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess."
In place of your fathers will be your sons; You shall make them princes in all the earth.
their camels, 435; their donkeys, 6,720.
The seventh for the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite of the sons of Ephraim; and in his division were 24,000.
My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the LORD.
From the Levites, some divisions in Judah belonged to Benjamin.
But Aaron and his sons offered on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense, for all the work of the most holy place, and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.
and the families of Kiriath-jearim: the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites and the Mishraites; from these came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites.
The LORD appeared in the tent in a pillar of cloud, and the pillar of cloud stood at the doorway of the tent.
"You shall build the altar of the LORD your God of uncut stones, and you shall offer on it burnt offerings to the LORD your God;
Thus God repaid the wickedness of Abimelech, which he had done to his father in killing his seventy brothers.
Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.
Kain, Gibeah and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.
"But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and that the LORD your God redeemed you from there; therefore I am commanding you to do this thing.
"There shall be eight boards with their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board.
They journeyed from Hor-haggidgad and camped at Jotbathah.
Moses then brought out all the rods from the presence of the LORD to all the sons of Israel; and they looked, and each man took his rod.
The bronze of the wave offering was 70 talents and 2,400 shekels.
"The cubit on one side and the cubit on the other, of what is left over in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall lap over the sides of the tabernacle on one side and on the other, to cover it.
So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this young girl for a wife."
He brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up a veil for the screen, and screened off the ark of the testimony, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Of the 1,775 shekels, he made hooks for the pillars and overlaid their tops and made bands for them.
He continued, "Name me your wages, and I will give it."
These are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these are their chiefs.
"Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand.
"You shall divide it for an inheritance, each one equally with the other; for I swore to give it to your forefathers, and this land shall fall to you as an inheritance.
"The prince shall not take from the people's inheritance, thrusting them out of their possession; he shall give his sons inheritance from his own possession so that My people will not be scattered, anyone from his possession."'"
The man said to me, "Son of man, see with your eyes, hear with your ears, and give attention to all that I am going to show you; for you have been brought here in order to show it to you Declare to the house of Israel all that you see."
"Then they will know that I am the LORD their God because I made them go into exile among the nations, and then gathered them again to their own land; and I will leave none of them there any longer.
'You shall not build a house, and you shall not sow seed and you shall not plant a vineyard or own one; but in tents you shall dwell all your days, that you may live many days in the land where you sojourn.'
"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'I have sworn that surely the nations which are around you will themselves endure their insults.
Then Jeremiah said to Seraiah, "As soon as you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words aloud,
'Therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes and to the forsaken cities which have become a prey and a derision to the rest of the nations which are round about,
On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land.
"Take some large stones in your hands and hide them in the mortar in the brick terrace which is at the entrance of Pharaoh's palace in Tahpanhes, in the sight of some of the Jews;
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah.
"Chaldea will become plunder; All who plunder her will have enough," declares the LORD.
But let that man be like the cities Which the LORD overthrew without relenting, And let him hear an outcry in the morning And a shout of alarm at noon;
For you have only deceived yourselves; for it is you who sent me to the LORD your God, saying, "Pray for us to the LORD our God; and whatever the LORD our God says, tell us so, and we will do it."
"Therefore thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I am about to remove you from the face of the earth This year you are going to die, because you have counseled rebellion against the LORD.'"
Then Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in Judean and said, "Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.
Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure And washed my hands in innocence;
for I have not sent them," declares the LORD, "but they prophesy falsely in My name, in order that I may drive you out and that you may perish, you and the prophets who prophesy to you."
And He has lifted up a horn for His people, Praise for all His godly ones; Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him. Praise the LORD!
I resemble a pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the waste places.
The unassailable fortifications of your walls He will bring down, Lay low and cast to the ground, even to the dust.
But I, O LORD, have cried out to You for help, And in the morning my prayer comes before You.
Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.
But of Zion it shall be said, "This one and that one were born in her"; And the Most High Himself will establish her.
Arise, O God, judge the earth! For it is You who possesses all the nations.
Let heaven and earth praise Him, The seas and everything that moves in them.
to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze,
Say to God, "How awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will give feigned obedience to You.
Do not slay them, or my people will forget; Scatter them by Your power, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield.
They arose and removed the altars which were in Jerusalem; they also removed all the incense altars and cast them into the brook Kidron.
Your hand will find out all your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate you.
However, Hezekiah humbled the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD did not come on them in the days of Hezekiah.
Hilkiah responded and said to Shaphan the scribe, "I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD." And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan.
So David took the spear and the jug of water from beside Saul's head, and they went away, but no one saw or knew it, nor did any awake, for they were all asleep, because a sound sleep from the LORD had fallen on them.
these mentioned by name were leaders in their families; and their fathers' houses increased greatly.
Halhul, Beth-zur and Gedor,
"Now please, you also stay here tonight, and I will find out what else the LORD will speak to me."
"Moreover, you shall set the gold altar of incense before the ark of the testimony, and set up the veil for the doorway to the tabernacle.
Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn. Place your right hand on his head."
On the ninth day it was Abidan the son of Gideoni, leader of the sons of Benjamin;
Then he set up the veil for the doorway of the tabernacle.
the lampstand also for the light and its utensils and its lamps and the oil for the light;
"The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall have the same measurements.
He fell asleep and dreamed a second time; and behold, seven ears of grain came up on a single stalk, plump and good.
Then behold, seven other cows came up after them from the Nile, ugly and gaunt, and they stood by the other cows on the bank of the Nile.
There also went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and it was a very great company.
and behold, seven cows, fat and sleek came up out of the Nile, and they grazed in the marsh grass.
He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.
He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen this?" Then he brought me back to the bank of the river.
He burned the house of the LORD, the king's house and all the houses of Jerusalem; even every large house he burned with fire.
So it came about when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, "Go back, buy us a little food."
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because you have made your heart Like the heart of God,
and say, 'Just so shall Babylon sink down and not rise again because of the calamity that I am going to bring upon her; and they will become exhausted '" Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.
and if I ask a question, you will not answer.
Half of it he burns in the fire; over this half he eats meat as he roasts a roast and is satisfied. He also warms himself and says, "Aha! I am warm, I have seen the fire."
'Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the bloody city! I also will make the pile great.
'Beware that Hezekiah does not mislead you, saying, "The LORD will deliver us." Has any one of the gods of the nations delivered his land from the hand of the king of Assyria?
"Only know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood on yourselves, and on this city and on its inhabitants; for truly the LORD has sent me to you to speak all these words in your hearing."
"Woe to you, Moab! The people of Chemosh have perished; For your sons have been taken away captive And your daughters into captivity.
'They came in and took possession of it, but they did not obey Your voice or walk in Your law; they have done nothing of all that You commanded them to do; therefore You have made all this calamity come upon them.
And you said, "No, for we will flee on horses," Therefore you shall flee! "And we will ride on swift horses," Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.
When King Jehoiakim and all his mighty men and all the officials heard his words, then the king sought to put him to death; but Uriah heard it, and he was afraid and fled and went to Egypt.
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.
Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.
There is none to guide her among all the sons she has borne, Nor is there one to take her by the hand among all the sons she has reared.
When He performed His signs in Egypt And His marvels in the field of Zoan,
So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.
For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.
Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, And our land will yield its produce.
Will the Lord reject forever? And will He never be favorable again?
Behold, these are the wicked; And always at ease, they have increased in wealth.
I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long.
Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, Which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance; And this Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.
"Moab is My washbowl; Over Edom I shall throw My shoe; Shout loud, O Philistia, because of Me!"
All day long he is gracious and lends, And his descendants are a blessing.
For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.
the sons of Keros, the sons of Sia, the sons of Padon,
So the service was prepared, and the priests stood at their stations and the Levites by their divisions according to the king's command.
"Because they have forsaken Me and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore My wrath will be poured out on this place and it shall not be quenched."'
for Dan, Azarel the son of Jeroham. These were the princes of the tribes of Israel.
He made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of porpoise skins above.
So Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it to the tent of meeting as a memorial for the sons of Israel before the LORD.
Then to the rest of the sons of Kohath were given by lot, from the family of the tribe, from the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities.
Now all the people took note of it, and it pleased them, just as everything the king did pleased all the people.
"All the pillars around the court shall be furnished with silver bands with their hooks of silver and their sockets of bronze.
"The cities shall be theirs to live in; and their pasture lands shall be for their cattle and for their herds and for all their beasts.
"No man is to come up with you, nor let any man be seen anywhere on the mountain; even the flocks and the herds may not graze in front of that mountain."
"You shall make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear.
also their grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the ram,
"You shall make the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side.
He kissed all his brothers and wept on them, and afterward his brothers talked with him.
Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt valid to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; only the land of the priests did not become Pharaoh's.
These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel, and she bore these to Jacob; there were seven persons in all.
Esau said, "Please let me leave with you some of the people who are with me." But he said, "What need is there? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord."
"By your wisdom and understanding You have acquired riches for yourself And have acquired gold and silver for your treasuries.
So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.
"Yet they shall be ministers in My sanctuary, having oversight at the gates of the house and ministering in the house; they shall slaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister to them.
He measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and its side pillars, two cubits. And the porch of the gate was faced inward.
"They shall enter My sanctuary; they shall come near to My table to minister to Me and keep My charge.
and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Paddan-aram.
"Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not right.' O house of Israel, I will judge each of you according to his ways."
"Your wealth, your wares, your merchandise, Your sailors and your pilots, Your repairers of seams, your dealers in merchandise And all your men of war who are in you, With all your company that is in your midst, Will fall into the heart of the seas On the day of your overthrow.
whose graves are set in the remotest parts of the pit and her company is round about her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword, who spread terror in the land of the living.
that their hearts may melt, and many fall at all their gates. I have given the glittering sword. Ah! It is made for striking like lightning, it is wrapped up in readiness for slaughter.
'He destroyed their fortified towers And laid waste their cities; And the land and its fullness were appalled Because of the sound of his roaring.
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho, and all his army was scattered from him.
My eyes pour down unceasingly, Without stopping,
You have covered Yourself with a cloud So that no prayer can pass through.
To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
"But I have stripped Esau bare, I have uncovered his hiding places So that he will not be able to conceal himself; His offspring has been destroyed along with his relatives And his neighbors, and he is no more.
"Line up the shield and buckler, And draw near for the battle!
"Raise your battle cry against her on every side! She has given herself up, her pillars have fallen, Her walls have been torn down For this is the vengeance of the LORD: Take vengeance on her; As she has done to others, so do to her.
For thus says the LORD, "Behold, those who were not sentenced to drink the cup will certainly drink it, and are you the one who will be completely acquitted? You will not be acquitted, but you will certainly drink it.
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He delivered them out of their distresses.
Yet it turned out that as soon as they came inside the city, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and the men that were with him slaughtered them and cast them into the cistern.
"I say, 'Your counsel and strength for the war are only empty words.' Now on whom do you rely, that you have rebelled against me?
"Truly, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have devastated all the countries and their lands,
Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine,
He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.
'They will also bring out all your wives and your sons to the Chaldeans, and you yourself will not escape from their hand, but will be seized by the hand of the king of Babylon, and this city will be burned with fire.'"
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong.
You have rejected all those who wander from Your statutes, For their deceitfulness is useless.
They have venom like the venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,
The waters saw You, O God; The waters saw You, they were in anguish; The deeps also trembled.
Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name.
My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; He who walks in a blameless way is the one who will minister to me.
Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You.
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, Sing praises to the Lord, Selah.
But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.
And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it.
Let the lying lips be mute, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.
God will hear and answer them-- Even the one who sits enthroned from of old-- Selah With whom there is no change, And who do not fear God.
When Saul saw the camp of the Philistines, he was afraid and his heart trembled greatly.
Willingly I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks to Your name, O LORD, for it is good.
For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.
Solomon left all the utensils unweighed, because they were too many; the weight of the bronze could not be ascertained.
Salma the father of Bethlehem and Hareph the father of Beth-gader.
the two pillars and the two bowls of the capitals which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on the top of the pillars;
So David said to Abner, "Are you not a man? And who is like you in Israel? Why then have you not guarded your lord the king? For one of the people came to destroy the king your lord.
So David's young men retraced their way and went back; and they came and told him according to all these words.
But 600 men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and they remained at the rock of Rimmon four months.
Saul camped in the hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon, beside the road, and David was staying in the wilderness When he saw that Saul came after him into the wilderness,
'You shall not take ransom for him who has fled to his city of refuge, that he may return to live in the land before the death of the priest.
So he took his people and divided them into three companies, and lay in wait in the field; when he looked and saw the people coming out from the city, he arose against them and slew them.
Then behold, seven ears, thin and scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them.
They journeyed from Libnah and camped at Rissah.
They took all the spoil and all the prey, both of man and of beast.
Those who were numbered of them were 23,000, every male from a month old and upward, for they were not numbered among the sons of Israel since no inheritance was given to them among the sons of Israel.
"You shall put them in one basket, and present them in the basket along with the bull and the two rams.
So it came about in the morning that, behold, it was Leah! And he said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served with you? Why then have you deceived me?"
"After the article with the mark has been washed, the priest shall again look, and if the mark has not changed its appearance, even though the mark has not spread, it is unclean; you shall burn it in the fire, whether an eating away has produced bareness on the top or on the front of it.
He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold; and he cast four sockets of silver for them.
'You shall present these besides the burnt offering of the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering.
The stones were corresponding to the names of the sons of Israel; they were twelve, corresponding to their names, engraved with the engravings of a signet, each with its name for the twelve tribes.
"They will not take wood from the field or gather firewood from the forests, for they will make fires with the weapons; and they will take the spoil of those who despoiled them and seize the plunder of those who plundered them," declares the Lord GOD.
These are the chiefs descended from the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,
"When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies, then I shall be sanctified through them in the sight of the many nations.
"Can wood be taken from it to make anything, or can men take a peg from it on which to hang any vessel?
"Though I instilled a terror of him in the land of the living, yet he will be made to lie down among the uncircumcised along with those slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his hordes," declares the Lord GOD.
"Meshech, Tubal and all their hordes are there; their graves surround them All of them were slain by the sword uncircumcised, though they instilled their terror in the land of the living.
"Now therefore, come make a bargain with my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them.
"I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor which he performed, because they acted for Me," declares the Lord GOD.
"Flee, save your lives, That you may be like a juniper in the wilderness.
Then Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went out from Mizpah to meet them, weeping as he went; and as he met them, he said to them, "Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam!"
Then I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying, "Thus says the LORD: Do not listen to the words of your prophets who prophesy to you, saying, 'Behold, the vessels of the LORD'S house will now shortly be brought again from Babylon'; for they are prophesying a lie to you.
'For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for My servant David's sake.'"
Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Depart from me, evildoers, That I may observe the commandments of my God.
You will no longer see a fierce people, A people of unintelligible speech which no one comprehends, Of a stammering tongue which no one understands.
So it will come about when Moab presents himself, When he wearies himself upon his high place And comes to his sanctuary to pray, That he will not prevail.
Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law.
Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.
Raise a song, strike the timbrel, The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.
Why should I fear in days of adversity, When the iniquity of my foes surrounds me,
You rebuke the arrogant, the cursed, Who wander from Your commandments.
You will only look on with your eyes And see the recompense of the wicked.
"Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me!
the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the sons of Amon.
and a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering for each lamb, for a burnt offering of a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.
All these were the sons of Asher, heads of the fathers' houses, choice and mighty men of valor, heads of the princes. And the number of them enrolled by genealogy for service in war was 26,000 men.
and from the half-tribe of Manasseh: Aner with its pasture lands and Bileam with its pasture lands, for the rest of the family of the sons of Kohath.
All the hangings of the court all around were of fine twisted linen.
"You shall set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it.
the anointing oil also, and the fragrant incense for the holy place, they are to make them according to all that I have commanded you."
Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river there were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
As for the people, he removed them to the cities from one end of Egypt's border to the other.
Then he washed his face and came out; and he controlled himself and said, "Serve the meal."
But they said, "Your servants are twelve brothers in all, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is with our father today, and one is no longer alive."
Then he asked them about their welfare, and said, "Is your old father well, of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?"
And he said, "What do you mean by all this company which I have met?" And he said, "To find favor in the sight of my lord."
"The west side shall be the Great Sea, from the south border to a point opposite Lebo-hamath. This is the west side.
"The people of the land shall also worship at the doorway of that gate before the LORD on the sabbaths and on the new moons.
The altar was of wood, three cubits high and its length two cubits; its corners, its base and its sides were of wood And he said to me, "This is the table that is before the LORD."
Then I heard one speaking to me from the house, while a man was standing beside me.
"The desolate land will be cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who passes by.
therefore, behold, I have stretched out My hand against you and I will give you for spoil to the nations And I will cut you off from the peoples and make you perish from the lands; I will destroy you Thus you will know that I am the LORD."
and I will give it for a possession along with the sons of Ammon to the sons of the east, so that the sons of Ammon will not be remembered among the nations.
"The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set fire to his cities And it will devour all his environs."
"Because of the indignation of the LORD she will not be inhabited, But she will be completely desolate; Everyone who passes by Babylon will be horrified And will hiss because of all her wounds.
Come to her from the farthest border; Open up her barns, Pile her up like heaps And utterly destroy her, Let nothing be left to her.
All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
"For they prophesy a lie to you in order to remove you far from your land; and I will drive you out and you will perish.
against Kiriathaim, Beth-gamul and Beth-meon,
"Why have you prophesied in the name of the LORD saying, 'This house will be like Shiloh and this city will be desolate, without inhabitant'?" And all the people gathered about Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
"They have repeatedly stumbled; Indeed, they have fallen one against another Then they said, 'Get up! And let us go back To our own people and our native land Away from the sword of the oppressor.'
Our holy and beautiful house, Where our fathers praised You, Has been burned by fire; And all our precious things have become a ruin.
Who is this that rises like the Nile, Like the rivers whose waters surge about?
"Many nations will pass by this city; and they will say to one another, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this great city?'
Behold, you are of no account, And your work amounts to nothing; He who chooses you is an abomination.
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region; They did not find a way to an inhabited city.
He has stretched His hand out over the sea, He has made the kingdoms tremble; The LORD has given a command concerning Canaan to demolish its strongholds.
They will be left together for mountain birds of prey, And for the beasts of the earth; And the birds of prey will spend the summer feeding on them, And all the beasts of the earth will spend harvest time on them.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in princes.
Those who make them will become like them, Everyone who trusts in them.
For the LORD will judge His people And will have compassion on His servants.
You led Your people like a flock By the hand of Moses and Aaron.