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Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.
Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I observe Your testimonies.
Nevertheless He saved them for the sake of His name, That He might make His power known.
I shall come into Your house with burnt offerings; I shall pay You my vows,
Then the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the LORD to walk after the LORD, and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes with all his heart and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant written in this book.
You love evil more than good, Falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.
The voice of the LORD is powerful, The voice of the LORD is majestic.
In God, whose word I praise, In the LORD, whose word I praise,
The archers shot King Josiah, and the king said to his servants, "Take me away, for I am badly wounded."
The screen of the gate of the court was the work of the weaver, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen. And the length was twenty cubits and the height was five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court.
To the sons of Gershom were given, from the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan with its pasture lands and Ashtaroth with its pasture lands;
Hilen with its pasture lands, Debir with its pasture lands,
"You shall anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar, and the altar shall be most holy.
the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.
'They went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods whom they have not known and whom He had not allotted to them.
"As for the cities which you shall give from the possession of the sons of Israel, you shall take more from the larger and you shall take less from the smaller; each shall give some of his cities to the Levites in proportion to his possession which he inherits."
So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, in the jail, the same place where Joseph was imprisoned.
and lo, seven ears, withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them;
Then the officers who were over the thousands of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, approached Moses,
his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.
Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:
"The sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.
'He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life.
"So I will silence the sound of your songs, and the sound of your harps will be heard no more.
'For I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put My sword in his hand; and I will break the arms of Pharaoh, so that he will groan before him with the groanings of a wounded man.
"They shall fall in the midst of those who are slain by the sword. She is given over to the sword; they have drawn her and all her hordes away.
'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will bring upon you a sword and I will cut off from you man and beast.
'They will bring you down to the pit, And you will die the death of those who are slain In the heart of the seas.
"I will scatter you among the nations and I will disperse you through the lands, and I will consume your uncleanness from you.
Now a capital of bronze was on it; and the height of each capital was five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the capital all around, all of bronze. And the second pillar was like these, including pomegranates.
Panic and pitfall have befallen us, Devastation and destruction;
"Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'I made a covenant with your forefathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, saying,
"For by the ascent of Luhith They will ascend with continual weeping; For at the descent of Horonaim They have heard the anguished cry of destruction.
"The prophets who were before me and before you from ancient times prophesied against many lands and against great kingdoms, of war and of calamity and of pestilence.
Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
"Because you have said, 'The LORD has raised up prophets for us in Babylon'--
"You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.
Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, With the lyre and the sound of melody.
You have increased the nation, O LORD, You have increased the nation, You are glorified; You have extended all the borders of the land.
The LORD bless you from Zion, And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You, And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.
Your arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King's enemies.
Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us; Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us, For we are brought very low.
For he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
Let Your work appear to Your servants And Your majesty to their children.
And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.
"Of the gold, the silver and the bronze and the iron there is no limit. Arise and work, and may the LORD be with you."
"And may these words of mine, with which I have made supplication before the LORD, be near to the LORD our God day and night, that He may maintain the cause of His servant and the cause of His people Israel, as each day requires,
Look upon my enemies, for they are many, And they hate me with violent hatred.
the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
The God who executes vengeance for me, And brings down peoples under me,
Then David and the people who were with him lifted their voices and wept until there was no strength in them to weep.
The number of days that David lived in the country of the Philistines was a year and four months.
They said, "There must be an inheritance for the survivors of Benjamin, so that a tribe will not be blotted out from Israel.
'If there are still many years, he shall refund part of his purchase price in proportion to them for his own redemption;
So Gaal went out before the leaders of Shechem and fought with Abimelech.
if the mark is greenish or reddish in the garment or in the leather, or in the warp or in the woof, or in any article of leather, it is a leprous mark and shall be shown to the priest.
"Of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali a leader, Pedahel the son of Ammihud."
"Our little ones, our wives, our livestock and all our cattle shall remain there in the cities of Gilead;
'A tenth of an ephah you shall offer for each of the seven lambs;
The skillfully woven band which was on it was like its workmanship, of the same material: of gold and of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
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 Pagiel the son of Ochran.
and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board.
"You shall bring in the table and arrange what belongs on it; and you shall bring in the lampstand and mount its lamps.
Everyone who could make a contribution of silver and bronze brought the LORD'S contribution; and every man who had in his possession acacia wood for any work of the service brought it.
"You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a gold border around it.
He asked Pharaoh's officials who were with him in confinement in his master's house, "Why are your faces so sad today?"
They said to Pharaoh, "We have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants' flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan Now, therefore, please let your servants live in the land of Goshen."
"When Pharaoh calls you and says, 'What is your occupation?'
But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, "I am afraid that harm may befall him."
"Now, therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, since his life is bound up in the lad's life,
"When they took hold of you with the hand, You broke and tore all their hands; And when they leaned on you, You broke and made all their loins quake."
"Thus you shall do on the seventh day of the month for everyone who goes astray or is naive; so you shall make atonement for the house.
Then he brought me into the outer court, and behold, there were chambers and a pavement made for the court all around; thirty chambers faced the pavement.
"I will make many peoples appalled at you, and their kings will be horribly afraid of you when I brandish My sword before them; and they will tremble every moment, every man for his own life, on the day of your fall."
'Now the coastlands will tremble On the day of your fall; Yes, the coastlands which are by the sea Will be terrified at your passing.'"
And with you I shatter the shepherd and his flock, And with you I shatter the farmer and his team, And with you I shatter governors and prefects.
"So all the men who set their mind to go to Egypt to reside there will die by the sword, by famine and by pestilence; and they will have no survivors or refugees from the calamity that I am going to bring on them."'"
'But it will come about in the last days That I will restore the fortunes of Elam,'" Declares the LORD.
Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, "Hear the word of the LORD of hosts,
And He remembered His covenant for their sake, And relented according to the greatness of His lovingkindness.
Now the word of the LORD had come to Jeremiah while he was confined in the court of the guardhouse, saying,
Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth,
'Then behold, all of the women who have been left in the palace of the king of Judah are going to be brought out to the officers of the king of Babylon; and those women will say, "Your close friends Have misled and overpowered you; While your feet were sunk in the mire, They turned back."
'There is no one to plead your cause; No healing for your sore, No recovery for you.
At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You Because of Your righteous ordinances.
Let the nomads of the desert bow before him, And his enemies lick the dust.
"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire."
Man did eat the bread of angels; He sent them food in abundance.
For the LORD hears the needy And does not despise His who are prisoners.
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Your power And come to save us!
So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him; And let them pray for him continually; Let them bless him all day long.
May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see, And make their loins shake continually.
Rebuke the beasts in the reeds, The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Trampling under foot the pieces of silver; He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
He rules by His might forever; His eyes keep watch on the nations; Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
Then they slaughtered the Passover lambs on the fourteenth of the second month And the priests and Levites were ashamed of themselves, and consecrated themselves and brought burnt offerings to the house of the LORD.
God, in her palaces, Has made Himself known as a stronghold.
God blesses us, That all the ends of the earth may fear Him.
He will abide before God forever; Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.
And he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying:
see how they are rewarding us by coming to drive us out from Your possession which You have given us as an inheritance.
for Levi, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel; for Aaron, Zadok;
and the pails and the shovels and the bowls; even all these utensils which Hiram made for King Solomon in the house of the LORD were of polished bronze.
She brought it before Saul and his servants, and they ate. Then they arose and went away that night.
But he refused and said, "I will not eat " However, his servants together with the woman urged him, and he listened to them So he arose from the ground and sat on the bed.
and rams' skins dyed red, and porpoise skins, and acacia wood,
and to those who were in Racal, and to those who were in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, and to those who were in the cities of the Kenites,
"You shall bring his sons and put tunics on them;
Ekron, with its towns and its villages;
Then for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards,
"Let the food become as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish during the famine."
Then Moses gave the ransom money to Aaron and to his sons, at the command of the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
and onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and for the breastpiece.
Then ten brothers of Joseph went down to buy grain from Egypt.
"Then it sprouted and became a low, spreading vine with its branches turned toward him, but its roots remained under it. So it became a vine and yielded shoots and sent out branches.
Then he went to the gate which faced east, went up its steps and measured the threshold of the gate, one rod in width; and the other threshold was one rod in width.
Then he said to me, "The north chambers and the south chambers, which are opposite the separate area, they are the holy chambers where the priests who are near to the LORD shall eat the most holy things. There they shall lay the most holy things, the grain offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering; for the place is holy.
The guardroom was one rod long and one rod wide; and there were five cubits between the guardrooms. And the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate facing inward was one rod.
"It shall be for the priests who are sanctified of the sons of Zadok, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the sons of Israel went astray as the Levites went astray.
'Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the bloody city, To the pot in which there is rust And whose rust has not gone out of it! Take out of it piece after piece, Without making a choice.
Grain for bread is crushed, Indeed, he does not continue to thresh it forever. Because the wheel of his cart and his horses eventually damage it, He does not thresh it longer.
"And you will know that I am the LORD, when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the land which I swore to give to your forefathers.
The captain of the guard also took away the bowls, the firepans, the basins, the pots, the lampstands, the pans and the drink offering bowls, what was fine gold and what was fine silver.
They have silenced me in the pit And have placed a stone on me.
"Thus you are to say to him, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, what I have built I am about to tear down, and what I have planted I am about to uproot, that is, the whole land."
One courier runs to meet another, And one messenger to meet another, To tell the king of Babylon That his city has been captured from end to end;
Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress; Incline Your ear to me; In the day when I call answer me quickly.
But afterward they turned around and took back the male servants and the female servants whom they had set free, and brought them into subjection for male servants and for female servants.
Then they spoke against God; They said, "Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
and all the kings of Arabia and all the kings of the foreign people who dwell in the desert;
You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies.
When God heard, He was filled with wrath And greatly abhorred Israel;
Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
"O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.
How long, O God, will the adversary revile, And the enemy spurn Your name forever?
The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites;
Your creatures settled in it; You provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God.
Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.
Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.
The God who executes vengeance for me, And subdues peoples under me.
When the king heard the words of the law, he tore his clothes.
and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all kinds of craftsmanship.
So his servants took him out of the chariot and carried him in the second chariot which he had, and brought him to Jerusalem where he died and was buried in the tombs of his fathers. All Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.
Moreover, he did not humble himself before the LORD as his father Manasseh had done, but Amon multiplied guilt.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD as Manasseh his father had done, and Amon sacrificed to all the carved images which his father Manasseh had made, and he served them.
'Is not Hezekiah misleading you to give yourselves over to die by hunger and by thirst, saying, "The LORD our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria"?
David also commanded all the leaders of Israel to help his son Solomon, saying,
Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran and Beera.
and Obed became the father of Jehu, and Jehu became the father of Azariah,
"You shall anoint the laver and its stand, and consecrate it.
and to those who were in Aroer, and to those who were in Siphmoth, and to those who were in Eshtemoa,
and the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of porpoise skins, and the screening veil;
These cities each had its surrounding pasture lands; thus it was with all these cities.
'On the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.
This was the dedication offering for the altar from the leaders of Israel when it was anointed: twelve silver dishes, twelve silver bowls, twelve gold pans,
They brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent and all its furnishings: its clasps, its boards, its bars, and its pillars and its sockets;
They bound the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, so that it would be on the woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece would not come loose from the ephod, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
the table and its poles, and all its utensils, and the bread of the Presence;
"For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, 'If I do not bring him back to you, then let me bear the blame before my father forever.'
Joseph said to them, "It is as I said to you, you are spies;
and in the top basket there were some of all sorts of baked food for Pharaoh, and the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head."
"But if you do not send him, we will not go down; for the man said to us, 'You will not see my face unless your brother is with you.'"
"These men are friendly with us; therefore let them live in the land and trade in it, for behold, the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters in marriage, and give our daughters to them.
"In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month, at the feast, he shall provide like this, seven days for the sin offering, the burnt offering, the grain offering and the oil."
'You shall present them before the LORD, and the priests shall throw salt on them, and they shall offer them up as a burnt offering to the LORD.
In the porch of the gate were two tables on each side, on which to slaughter the burnt offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering.
"I will leave you on the land; I will cast you on the open field. And I will cause all the birds of the heavens to dwell on you, And I will satisfy the beasts of the whole earth with you.
"Say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Will it thrive? Will he not pull up its roots and cut off its fruit, so that it withers--so that all its sprouting leaves wither? And neither by great strength nor by many people can it be raised from its roots again.
'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Because it is high in stature and has set its top among the clouds, and its heart is haughty in its loftiness,
"He will slay your daughters on the mainland with the sword; and he will make siege walls against you, cast up a ramp against you and raise up a large shield against you.
'I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you will be melted in the midst of it.
"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'As the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
There is a sound of fugitives and refugees from the land of Babylon, To declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, Vengeance for His temple.
'Those who escape the sword will return out of the land of Egypt to the land of Judah few in number Then all the remnant of Judah who have gone to the land of Egypt to reside there will know whose word will stand, Mine or theirs.
'So there will be no refugees or survivors for the remnant of Judah who have entered the land of Egypt to reside there and then to return to the land of Judah, to which they are longing to return and live; for none will return except a few refugees.'"
"The sound of an outcry from Horonaim, 'Devastation and great destruction!'
Then all the Jews returned from all the places to which they had been driven away and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah at Mizpah, and gathered in wine and summer fruit in great abundance.
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
'For even if you had defeated the entire army of Chaldeans who were fighting against you, and there were only wounded men left among them, each man in his tent, they would rise up and burn this city with fire.'"
"So do not listen to the words of the prophets who speak to you, saying, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon,' for they prophesy a lie to you;
Bow Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, And let Your godly ones sing for joy.
Your holy people possessed Your sanctuary for a little while, Our adversaries have trodden it down.
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.
For they have conspired together with one mind; Against You they make a covenant:
"But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him, Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
Save us, O LORD our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name And glory in Your praise.
Do return, O LORD; how long will it be? And be sorry for Your servants.
The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.
You, even You, are to be feared; And who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry?
Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, "I am your salvation."
"Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of My head; Judah is My scepter.
Thus Saul died with his three sons, his armor bearer, and all his men on that day together.
My God in His lovingkindness will meet me; God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes.
When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.
His soul will abide in prosperity, And his descendants will inherit the land.
'You shall give three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be cities of refuge.
"They shall divide it into seven portions; Judah shall stay in its territory on the south, and the house of Joseph shall stay in their territory on the north.
I declare to you today that you shall surely perish. You will not prolong your days in the land where you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess it.
They married those from the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained with the tribe of the family of their father.
and oil for lighting, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense,
and three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, for each bull; and two-tenths of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, for the one ram;
They made pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material and twisted linen on the hem of the robe.
So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, and ran back to the well to draw, and she drew for all his camels.
So Moses commanded the sons of Israel, saying, "This is the land that you are to apportion by lot among you as a possession, which the LORD has commanded to give to the nine and a half tribes.
The hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary and the sockets of the veil; one hundred sockets for the hundred talents, a talent for a socket.
"They shall not go to a dead person to defile themselves; however, for father, for mother, for son, for daughter, for brother, or for a sister who has not had a husband, they may defile themselves.
"Your borders are in the heart of the seas; Your builders have perfected your beauty.
"Your servant my father said to us, 'You know that my wife bore me two sons;
But he said, "Far be it from me to do this. The man in whose possession the cup has been found, he shall be my slave; but as for you, go up in peace to your father."
For their property had become too great for them to live together, and the land where they sojourned could not sustain them because of their livestock.
"This is a lamentation and they shall chant it. The daughters of the nations shall chant it. Over Egypt and over all her hordes they shall chant it," declares the Lord GOD.
'Do not listen to Hezekiah,' for thus says the king of Assyria, 'Make your peace with me and come out to me, and eat each of his vine and each of his fig tree and drink each of the waters of his own cistern,
"So you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.
"Also bear your disgrace in that you have made judgment favorable for your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. Yes, be also ashamed and bear your disgrace, in that you made your sisters appear righteous.
So Ebed-melech took the men under his authority and went into the king's palace to a place beneath the storeroom and took from there worn-out clothes and worn-out rags and let them down by ropes into the cistern to Jeremiah.
"They will roar together like young lions, They will growl like lions' cubs.
For You have rescued my soul from death, My eyes from tears, My feet from stumbling.
"They will take away their tents and their flocks; They will carry off for themselves Their tent curtains, all their goods and their camels, And they will call out to one another, 'Terror on every side!'
He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.
Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
that Jeremiah went out from Jerusalem to go to the land of Benjamin in order to take possession of some property there among the people.
for thus says the LORD concerning the king who sits on the throne of David, and concerning all the people who dwell in this city, your brothers who did not go with you into exile--
Show me a sign for good, That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, Because You, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.
They said in their heart, "Let us completely subdue them." They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.
So the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people.
Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!
The hand of God was also on Judah to give them one heart to do what the king and the princes commanded by the word of the LORD.
The tenth for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite of the Zerahites; and in his division were 24,000.
"Now slaughter the Passover animals, sanctify yourselves and prepare for your brethren to do according to the word of the LORD by Moses."
It came about as she was riding on her donkey and coming down by the hidden part of the mountain, that behold, David and his men were coming down toward her; so she met them.
'If he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers.
and beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, were given them, from the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness with its pasture lands, Jahzah with its pasture lands,
When the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley, with those who were beyond the Jordan, saw that the men of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned the cities and fled; then the Philistines came and lived in them.
and Shallum became the father of Jekamiah, and Jekamiah became the father of Elishama.
When Gaal saw the people, he said to Zebul, "Look, people are coming down from the tops of the mountains." But Zebul said to him, "You are seeing the shadow of the mountains as if they were men."
'Like a man hired year by year he shall be with him; he shall not rule over him with severity in your sight.
To Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, "Your father charged before he died, saying,
It was square; they made the breastpiece folded double, a span long and a span wide when folded double.
and all the firstborn males by the number of names from a month old and upward, for their numbered men were 22,273.
"There I will also provide for you, for there are still five years of famine to come, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished."'
'But bring your youngest brother to me that I may know that you are not spies, but honest men. I will give your brother to you, and you may trade in the land.'"
They took their flocks and their herds and their donkeys, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field;
Judah said to his father Israel, "Send the lad with me and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, we as well as you and our little ones.
shall be the gates of the city, named for the tribes of Israel, three gates toward the north: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one.
"When the sons of your people speak to you saying, 'Will you not declare to us what you mean by these?'
He said to me, "This is the place where the priests shall boil the guilt offering and the sin offering and where they shall bake the grain offering, in order that they may not bring them out into the outer court to transmit holiness to the people."
The building that was in front of the separate area at the side toward the west was seventy cubits wide; and the wall of the building was five cubits thick all around, and its length was ninety cubits.
"Also I scattered them among the nations and they were dispersed throughout the lands According to their ways and their deeds I judged them.
For it is better that it be said to you, "Come up here," Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince, Whom your eyes have seen.
"They will take up a lamentation over you and say to you, 'How you have perished, O inhabited one, From the seas, O renowned city, Which was mighty on the sea, She and her inhabitants, Who imposed her terror On all her inhabitants!
"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because all of you have become dross, therefore, behold, I am going to gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.
'I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands.
"Damascus has become helpless; She has turned away to flee, And panic has gripped her; Distress and pangs have taken hold of her Like a woman in childbirth.
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path In the way where I walk They have hidden a trap for me.
"I trod down the peoples in My anger And made them drunk in My wrath, And I poured out their lifeblood on the earth."
provoking Me to anger with the works of your hands, burning sacrifices to other gods in the land of Egypt, where you are entering to reside, so that you might be cut off and become a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
"Perhaps their supplication will come before the LORD, and everyone will turn from his evil way, for great is the anger and the wrath that the LORD has pronounced against this people."
You appoint darkness and it becomes night, In which all the beasts of the forest prowl about.
'Now then thus says the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, "Why are you doing great harm to yourselves, so as to cut off from you man and woman, child and infant, from among Judah, leaving yourselves without remnant,
'Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the lands, destroying them completely. So will you be spared?
Therefore I love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let there be known among the nations in our sight, Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.
O may Your lovingkindness comfort me, According to Your word to Your servant.
Oh give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain.
storehouses also for the produce of grain, wine and oil, pens for all kinds of cattle and sheepfolds for the flocks.
So I will sing praise to Your name forever, That I may pay my vows day by day.
But those who seek my life to destroy it, Will go into the depths of the earth.
He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me, For they are many who strive with me.
I will give You thanks in the great congregation; I will praise You among a mighty throng.
"Go, inquire of the LORD for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book which has been found; for great is the wrath of the LORD which is poured out on us because our fathers have not observed the word of the LORD, to do according to all that is written in this book."
The singers: the sons of Asaph, 148.
the sons of Gazzam, the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah,
Now David had said, "Surely in vain I have guarded all that this man has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him; and he has returned me evil for good.
and Ramoth with its pasture lands, Anem with its pasture lands;
and from the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands
Now some of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their territory from the tribe of Ephraim.
Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah.
When the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, each departed to his home.
and Jezreel and Jokdeam and Zanoah,
These are those whom the LORD commanded to apportion the inheritance to the sons of Israel in the land of Canaan.
They journeyed from Terah and camped at Mithkah.
The chief jailer committed to Joseph's charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was responsible for it.
and the gold altar, and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the veil for the doorway of the tent;
and divide the booty between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation.
In the lampstand there were four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its bulbs and its flowers;
On the twelfth day it was Ahira the son of Enan, leader of the sons of Naphtali;
The rulers brought the onyx stones and the stones for setting for the ephod and for the breastpiece;
But Esau said, "I have plenty, my brother; let what you have be your own."
and one sheep from each flock of two hundred from the watering places of Israel--for a grain offering, for a burnt offering and for peace offerings, to make atonement for them," declares the Lord GOD.
And He said to me, "Son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, 'These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is built, to offer burnt offerings on it and to sprinkle blood on it.
Then he went inside and measured each side pillar of the doorway, two cubits, and the doorway, six cubits high; and the width of the doorway, seven cubits.
"They seize their bow and javelin; They are cruel and have no mercy Their voice roars like the sea; And they ride on horses, Marshalled like a man for the battle Against you, O daughter of Babylon.
'Will you still say, "I am a god," In the presence of your slayer, Though you are a man and not God, In the hands of those who wound you?
"Also her mercenaries in her midst Are like fattened calves, For even they too have turned back and have fled away together; They did not stand their ground For the day of their calamity has come upon them, The time of their punishment.
You will recompense them, O LORD, According to the work of their hands.
'Behold, I am watching over them for harm and not for good, and all the men of Judah who are in the land of Egypt will meet their end by the sword and by famine until they are completely gone.
Then Johanan the son of Kareah spoke secretly to Gedaliah in Mizpah, saying, "Let me go and kill Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and not a man will know! Why should he take your life, so that all the Jews who are gathered to you would be scattered and the remnant of Judah would perish?"
For Jeremiah had come into the dungeon, that is, the vaulted cell; and Jeremiah stayed there many days.
But neither he nor his servants nor the people of the land listened to the words of the LORD which He spoke through Jeremiah the prophet.
"And concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah you shall say, 'Thus says the LORD, "You have burned this scroll, saying, 'Why have you written on it that the king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land, and will make man and beast to cease from it?'"
Your holy cities have become a wilderness, Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.
"For thus says the LORD God of Israel concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah which are broken down to make a defense against the siege ramps and against the sword,
"So have those become to you with whom you have labored, Who have trafficked with you from your youth; Each has wandered in his own way; There is none to save you.
In whose hand are the depths of the earth, The peaks of the mountains are His also.
Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and said to him, "What did these men say, and from where have they come to you?" And Hezekiah said, "They have come to me from a far country, from Babylon."
Even though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them; Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.
They in turn gave it to the carpenters and to the builders to buy quarried stone and timber for couplings and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had let go to ruin.
Who stills the roaring of the seas, The roaring of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples.
O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.
Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You.
For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name.
He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.
God has spoken in His holiness: "I will exult, I will portion out Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth.
He also removed the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the LORD, as well as all the altars which he had built on the mountain of the house of the LORD and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside the city.
the sons of Bazlith, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,
Then the whole assembly decided to celebrate the feast another seven days, so they celebrated the seven days with joy.
the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,
So he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD.
also for the divisions of the priests and the Levites and for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD and for all the utensils of service in the house of the LORD;
and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on the tops of the pillars;
Jediael the son of Shimri and Joha his brother, the Tizite,
"So your life shall hang in doubt before you; and you will be in dread night and day, and shall have no assurance of your life.
It was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and had returned.
Shimei then said to the king, "The word is good. As my lord the king has said, so your servant will do." So Shimei lived in Jerusalem many days.
The woman came to Saul and saw that he was terrified, and said to him, "Behold, your maidservant has obeyed you, and I have taken my life in my hand and have listened to your words which you spoke to me.
So it has been from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel to this day.
They said to him, "We have come down to bind you so that we may give you into the hands of the Philistines." And Samson said to them, "Swear to me that you will not kill me."
'Then on the fourth day: ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;
So David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken, and rescued his two wives.
'You shall offer a burnt offering for a soothing aroma to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, seven male lambs one year old;
and Humtah and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), and Zior; nine cities with their villages.
"He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt of which you were afraid, and they will cling to you.
'If he consecrates his field as of the year of jubilee, according to your valuation it shall stand.
besides the burnt offering of the new moon and its grain offering, and the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings, according to their ordinance, for a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.
"But if on the bald head or the bald forehead, there occurs a reddish-white infection, it is leprosy breaking out on his bald head or on his bald forehead.
Then she arose and departed, and removed her veil and put on her widow's garments.
and for a swelling, and for a scab, and for a bright spot--
'The one among the sons of Aaron who offers the blood of the peace offerings and the fat, the right thigh shall be his as his portion.
Then he made curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains in all.
"Then you shall make bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle,
"Also you shall provide a grain offering with it morning by morning, a sixth of an ephah and a third of a hin of oil to moisten the fine flour, a grain offering to the LORD continually by a perpetual ordinance.
But they said, "We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep."
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Say to your brothers, 'Do this: load your beasts and go to the land of Canaan,
Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate; and he measured the south gate according to those same measurements.
"It will be the lowest of the kingdoms, and it will never again lift itself up above the nations And I will make them so small that they will not rule over the nations.
"That it may cause wrath to come up to take vengeance, I have put her blood on the bare rock, That it may not be covered."
in the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar 832 persons from Jerusalem;
"Her cities have become an object of horror, A parched land and a desert, A land in which no man lives And through which no son of man passes.
At the shout, "Babylon has been seized!" the earth is shaken, and an outcry is heard among the nations.
Then they said to Jeremiah, "May the LORD be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with the whole message with which the LORD your God will send you to us.
'Indeed, the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have observed the command of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not listened to Me.'"'
And in their heart they put God to the test By asking food according to their desire.
"Take again another scroll and write on it all the former words that were on the first scroll which Jehoiakim the king of Judah burned.
I have commanded My consecrated ones, I have even called My mighty warriors, My proudly exulting ones, To execute My anger.
"I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her needy with bread.
He changes a wilderness into a pool of water And a dry land into springs of water;
I lie awake, I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop.
"What shall I say? For He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done it; I will wander about all my years because of the bitterness of my soul.
"Give heed to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are too strong for me.
Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications.
He split the rocks in the wilderness And gave them abundant drink like the ocean depths.
They say, "How does God know? And is there knowledge with the Most High?"
"His descendants shall endure forever And his throne as the sun before Me.
If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.
As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
Then I said, "It is my grief, That the right hand of the Most High has changed."
May the flood of water not overflow me Nor the deep swallow me up, Nor the pit shut its mouth on me.
"I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.
Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Surely God will shatter the head of His enemies, The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.
The princes of the people have assembled themselves as the people of the God of Abraham, For the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted.
'Now if the avenger of blood pursues him, then they shall not deliver the manslayer into his hand, because he struck his neighbor without premeditation and did not hate him beforehand.
Guard my soul and deliver me; Do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You.
For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
the men of Jericho, 345;
Therefore, they turned their backs before the men of Israel toward the direction of the wilderness, but the battle overtook them while those who came out of the cities destroyed them in the midst of them.
'Then on the fifth day: nine bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;
Ashan with its pasture lands and Beth-shemesh with its pasture lands;
So all the people and all Israel understood that day that it had not been the will of the king to put Abner the son of Ner to death.
and blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goats' hair,
Then Abimelech and the company who was with him dashed forward and stood in the entrance of the city gate; the other two companies then dashed against all who were in the field and slew them.
"We will not return to our homes until every one of the sons of Israel has possessed his inheritance.
He made fifty loops in the one curtain and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was in the second set; the loops were opposite each other.
one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;
"So the abundance will be unknown in the land because of that subsequent famine; for it will be very severe.
Then Joseph said to the people, "Behold, I have today bought you and your land for Pharaoh; now, here is seed for you, and you may sow the land.
When that year was ended, they came to him the next year and said to him, "We will not hide from my lord that our money is all spent, and the cattle are my lord's. There is nothing left for my lord except our bodies and our lands.
"Behold, the money which we found in the mouth of our sacks we have brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord's house?
"For how shall I go up to my father if the lad is not with me--for fear that I see the evil that would overtake my father?"
And Abraham bowed before the people of the land.
He said to them, "Do not delay me, since the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master."
"But when the people of the land come before the LORD at the appointed feasts, he who enters by way of the north gate to worship shall go out by way of the south gate. And he who enters by way of the south gate shall go out by way of the north gate. No one shall return by way of the gate by which he entered but shall go straight out.
'Yes, I will cause men--My people Israel--to walk on you and possess you, so that you will become their inheritance and never again bereave them of children.'
"By the swords of the mighty ones I will cause your hordes to fall; all of them are tyrants of the nations, And they will devastate the pride of Egypt, And all its hordes will be destroyed.
"Also I swore to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands,
"Thus I will establish My covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the LORD,
Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,
"Its sound moves along like a serpent; For they move on like an army And come to her as woodcutters with axes.
"Thus I will execute judgments on Moab, and they will know that I am the LORD."
"I will set fire to the wall of Damascus, And it will devour the fortified towers of Ben-hadad."
But it is you, a man my equal, My companion and my familiar friend;
The LORD has spoken to you, O remnant of Judah, "Do not go into Egypt!" You should clearly understand that today I have testified against you.
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.
Zephaniah the priest read this letter to Jeremiah the prophet.
"They are created now and not long ago; And before today you have not heard them, So that you will not say, 'Behold, I knew them.'
There will be no work for Egypt Which its head or tail, its palm branch or bulrush, may do.
Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, And I will tell of Your greatness.
And smote all the firstborn in Egypt, The first issue of their virility in the tents of Ham.
For my eyes are toward You, O GOD, the Lord; In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless.
Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry!
"When you see a thief, you are pleased with him, And you associate with adulterers.
"Therefore, I command you, saying, 'You shall set aside three cities for yourself.'
Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed,
So they roasted the Passover animals on the fire according to the ordinance, and they boiled the holy things in pots, in kettles, in pans, and carried them speedily to all the lay people.
Josiah removed all the abominations from all the lands belonging to the sons of Israel, and made all who were present in Israel to serve the LORD their God. Throughout his lifetime they did not turn from following the LORD God of their fathers.
"Let me speak that I may get relief; Let me open my lips and answer.
the sons of Jaala, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,
everyone who prepares his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though not according to the purification rules of the sanctuary."
or if he struck him down with his hand in enmity, and as a result he died, the one who struck him shall surely be put to death, he is a murderer; the blood avenger shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.
'Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of the lands? Were the gods of the nations of the lands able at all to deliver their land from my hand?
without regard to their genealogical enrollment, to the males from thirty years old and upward--everyone who entered the house of the LORD for his daily obligations--for their work in their duties according to their divisions;
that they may fear You all the days that they live in the land which You have given to our fathers.
"You shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards, two sockets under one board for its two tenons and two sockets under another board for its two tenons;
Moses and Eleazar the priest did just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Then Aaron returned to Moses at the doorway of the tent of meeting, for the plague had been checked.
"You shall put it beneath, under the ledge of the altar, so that the net will reach halfway up the altar.
and the opening of the robe was at the top in the center, as the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding all around its opening, so that it would not be torn.
and on the vine were three branches. And as it was budding, its blossoms came out, and its clusters produced ripe grapes.
from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.
When Joseph came to them in the morning and observed them, behold, they were dejected.
When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside,
The sons of Jacob's wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
"This heap is a witness, and the pillar is a witness, that I will not pass by this heap to you for harm, and you will not pass by this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.
"Take double the money in your hand, and take back in your hand the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks; perhaps it was a mistake.
Now it came about as they were emptying their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack; and when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were dismayed.
"But if he gives a gift from his inheritance to one of his servants, it shall be his until the year of liberty; then it shall return to the prince. His inheritance shall be only his sons'; it shall belong to them.
"During the seven days of the feast he shall provide as a burnt offering to the LORD seven bulls and seven rams without blemish on every day of the seven days, and a male goat daily for a sin offering.
"From the base on the ground to the lower ledge shall be two cubits and the width one cubit; and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge shall be four cubits and the width one cubit.
"And you have spoken arrogantly against Me and have multiplied your words against Me; I have heard it."
"Then they will know that I, the LORD their God, am with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are My people," declares the Lord GOD.
The lips of my assailants and their whispering Are against me all day long.
You have heard my voice, "Do not hide Your ear from my prayer for relief, From my cry for help."
"Terror, pit and snare are coming upon you, O inhabitant of Moab," declares the LORD.
"We have only dwelt in tents, and have obeyed and have done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
"Moab is broken, Her little ones have sounded out a cry of distress.
saying, "No, but we will go to the land of Egypt, where we will not see war or hear the sound of a trumpet or hunger for bread, and we will stay there";
"They lift it upon the shoulder and carry it; They set it in its place and it stands there It does not move from its place Though one may cry to it, it cannot answer; It cannot deliver him from his distress.
"I will also punish him and his descendants and his servants for their iniquity, and I will bring on them and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the men of Judah all the calamity that I have declared to them--but they did not listen."'"
Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, "I am restricted; I cannot go into the house of the LORD.
So Hananiah the prophet died in the same year in the seventh month.
Let us go into His dwelling place; Let us worship at His footstool.
The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
They will bear you up in their hands, That you do not strike your foot against a stone.
The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD.
Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.
Because they were rebellious against His Spirit, He spoke rashly with his lips.
And not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not prepare its heart And whose spirit was not faithful to God.
May all who hate Zion Be put to shame and turned backward;
He sent Moses His servant, And Aaron, whom He had chosen.
And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout.
But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved.
And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has founded forever.
He chooses our inheritance for us, The glory of Jacob whom He loves. Selah.
Then he hastily took the bandage away from his eyes, and the king of Israel recognized him that he was of the prophets.
"Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And if he persists and says, 'I do not desire to take her,'
Heshbon with its pasture lands and Jazer with its pasture lands.
the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shemer,
Maacah, Caleb's concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah.
They journeyed from Haradah and camped at Makheloth.
They journeyed from Mount Shepher and camped at Haradah.
Laban said to Jacob, "Behold this heap and behold the pillar which I have set between you and me.
"She bestowed her harlotries on them, all of whom were the choicest men of Assyria; and with all whom she lusted after, with all their idols she defiled herself.
and they said to Moses, "Your servants have taken a census of men of war who are in our charge, and no man of us is missing.
He set the arrangement of bread in order on it before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
To his father he sent as follows: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and sustenance for his father on the journey.
And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from his presence.
"We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons or our daughters,
"And it shall be with regard to an inheritance for them, that I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in Israel--I am their possession.
"My lord the king, these men have acted wickedly in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet whom they have cast into the cistern; and he will die right where he is because of the famine, for there is no more bread in the city."
The earth has quaked at the noise of their downfall. There is an outcry! The noise of it has been heard at the Red Sea.
Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of their heart run riot.
"Behold, I am going to bring terror upon you," Declares the Lord GOD of hosts, "From all directions around you; And each of you will be driven out headlong, With no one to gather the fugitives together.
The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook.
"Mourn for him, all you who live around him, Even all of you who know his name; Say, 'How has the mighty scepter been broken, A staff of splendor!'
"So the LORD was no longer able to endure it, because of the evil of your deeds, because of the abominations which you have committed; thus your land has become a ruin, an object of horror and a curse, without an inhabitant, as it is this day.
So they took all the men and went to fight with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and they found him by the great pool that is in Gibeon.
With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Your mouth.
Thus He rebuked the Red Sea and it dried up, And He led them through the deeps, as through the wilderness.
O LORD God of hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?
'Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials I will give into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of those who seek their life, and into the hand of the army of the king of Babylon which has gone away from you.
"I relieved his shoulder of the burden, His hands were freed from the basket.
I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
That which the rest of the people gave was 20,000 gold drachmas and 2,000 silver minas and 67 priests' garments.
For Hezekiah king of Judah had contributed to the assembly 1,000 bulls and 7,000 sheep, and the princes had contributed to the assembly 1,000 bulls and 10,000 sheep; and a large number of priests consecrated themselves.
Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, At the mountain which God has desired for His abode? Surely the LORD will dwell there forever.
O give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain.
then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the blood avenger according to these ordinances.
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores His captive people, Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad
and you shall sacrifice peace offerings and eat there, and rejoice before the LORD your God.
the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
and said to them, "You must not bring the captives in here, for you are proposing to bring upon us guilt against the LORD adding to our sins and our guilt; for our guilt is great so that His burning anger is against Israel."
They gave to them the following cities of refuge: Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim with its pasture lands, Gezer also with its pasture lands,
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"If, on the other hand, the priest comes in and makes an inspection and the mark has not indeed spread in the house after the house has been replastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean because the mark has not reappeared.
Gedaliah swore to them and their men and said to them, "Do not be afraid of the servants of the Chaldeans; live in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will be well with you."
Just as the LORD had commanded Moses, so the daughters of Zelophehad did:
"But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt.
The cherubim had their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward each other; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.
Then Judah said, "Let her keep them, otherwise we will become a laughingstock. After all, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her."
"Will not their livestock and their property and all their animals be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will live with us."
"Then you will know that I, the LORD, have heard all your revilings which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel saying, 'They are laid desolate; they are given to us for food.'
The servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.
"Because of the multitude of his horses, the dust raised by them will cover you; your walls will shake at the noise of cavalry and wagons and chariots when he enters your gates as men enter a city that is breached.
"I will also trouble the hearts of many peoples when I bring your destruction among the nations, into lands which you have not known.
"They also went down with it to Sheol to those who were slain by the sword; and those who were its strength lived under its shade among the nations.
"And they will know that I am the LORD, When I set a fire in Egypt And all her helpers are broken.
before your wickedness was uncovered, so now you have become the reproach of the daughters of Edom and of all who are around her, of the daughters of the Philistines--those surrounding you who despise you.
The portion of Jacob is not like these; For the Maker of all is He, And of the tribe of His inheritance; The LORD of hosts is His name.
"Thus all flesh will know that I, the LORD, have drawn My sword out of its sheath. It will not return to its sheath again."'
"Moab has been put to shame, for it has been shattered. Wail and cry out; Declare by the Arnon That Moab has been destroyed.
"Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am going to set My face against you for woe, even to cut off all Judah.
'Their children also will be as formerly, And their congregation shall be established before Me; And I will punish all their oppressors.
"Why will you die, you and your people, by the sword, famine and pestilence, as the LORD has spoken to that nation which will not serve the king of Babylon?
"For I will certainly rescue you, and you will not fall by the sword; but you will have your own life as booty, because you have trusted in Me," declares the LORD.'"
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
There is a kind--oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance.
He has cast the lot for them, And His hand has divided it to them by line They shall possess it forever; From generation to generation they will dwell in it.
Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn!
Remember me, O LORD, in Your favor toward Your people; Visit me with Your salvation,
Forsaken among the dead, Like the slain who lie in the grave, Whom You remember no more, And they are cut off from Your hand.
May the LORD give you increase, You and your children.
Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones?
I am benumbed and badly crushed; I groan because of the agitation of my heart.
I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel.
You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to those around us.
The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and answer us!
Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; Make haste, O LORD, to help me.
The eleventh for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite of the sons of Ephraim; and in his division were 24,000.
the sons of Hanan, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar,
He made the ten stands like this: all of them had one casting, one measure and one form.
The genealogical enrollment included all their little children, their wives, their sons and their daughters, for the whole assembly, for they consecrated themselves faithfully in holiness.
Then David said to him, "Will you bring me down to this band?" And he said, "Swear to me by God that you will not kill me or deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring you down to this band."
He also said, "Why then is my lord pursuing his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand?
Then David crossed over to the other side and stood on top of the mountain at a distance with a large area between them.
Then Zebul said to him, "Where is your boasting now with which you said, 'Who is Abimelech that we should serve him?' Is this not the people whom you despised? Go out now and fight with them!"
'And as I plan to do to them, so I will do to you.'"
'For their grain offering, you shall offer fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for a bull and two-tenths for the ram.
So they said, "You have saved our lives! Let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's slaves."
"You shall say to them, 'When you have offered from it the best of it, then the rest shall be reckoned to the Levites as the product of the threshing floor, and as the product of the wine vat.
When they entered the tent of meeting, and when they approached the altar, they washed, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
'Do not concern yourselves with your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.'"
Now their words seemed reasonable to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.
But they said, "The man questioned particularly about us and our relatives, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?' So we answered his questions. Could we possibly know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down'?"
"These shall be its measurements: the north side 4,500 cubits, the south side 4,500 cubits, the east side 4,500 cubits, and the west side 4,500 cubits.
and the grain offering shall be an ephah with the ram, and the grain offering with the lambs as much as he is able to give, and a hin of oil with an ephah.
A chamber with its doorway was by the side pillars at the gates; there they rinse the burnt offering.
As for the gate of the outer court which faced the north, he measured its length and its width.
"Because I will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked, therefore My sword will go forth from its sheath against all flesh from south to north.
until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards.
Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
'You brought Your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and with wonders, and with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm and with great terror;
You will pursue them in anger and destroy them From under the heavens of the LORD!
Now at the end of ten days the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah.
"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?
Then Jeremiah the prophet spoke all these words to Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem
He makes peace in your borders; He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat.
To Him who smote the Egyptians in their firstborn, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
But craved intensely in the wilderness, And tempted God in the desert.
Or the LORD will see it and be displeased, And turn His anger away from him.
Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth?
He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His ordinances, they have not known them. Praise the LORD!
So the nations will fear the name of the LORD And all the kings of the earth Your glory.
He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
They did not keep the covenant of God And refused to walk in His law;
Who said, "Let us possess for ourselves The pastures of God."
For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
Who establishes the mountains by His strength, Being girded with might;
This is the way of those who are foolish, And of those after them who approve their words. Selah.
The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; Yes, the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He will send from heaven and save me; He reproaches him who tramples upon me Selah God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth.
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct.
By this I know that You are pleased with me, Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.
Then David said, "You must not do so, my brothers, with what the LORD has given us, who has kept us and delivered into our hand the band that came against us.
while your servants, everyone who is armed for war, will cross over in the presence of the LORD to battle, just as my lord says."
He made its horns on its four corners, its horns being of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.
The sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, "Your servants will do just as my lord commands.
the pegs of the tabernacle and the pegs of the court and their cords;
the twelve gold pans, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, all the gold of the pans 120 shekels;
Only the land of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh, and they lived off the allotment which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore, they did not sell their land.
"Now you are ordered, 'Do this: take wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and bring your father and come.
"But your offspring that have been born after them shall be yours; they shall be called by the names of their brothers in their inheritance.
He said, "I am looking for my brothers; please tell me where they are pasturing the flock."
"Take the choicest of the flock, And also pile wood under the pot. Make it boil vigorously. Also seethe its bones in it."
"The remainder shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy allotment and of the property of the city; in front of the 25,000 cubits of the allotment toward the east border and westward in front of the 25,000 toward the west border, alongside the portions, it shall be for the prince. And the holy allotment and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the middle of it.
"The whole allotment shall be 25,000 by 25,000 cubits; you shall set apart the holy allotment, a square, with the property of the city.
"Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your sisters, both your older and your younger; and I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant.
"This shall be his land for a possession in Israel; so My princes shall no longer oppress My people, but they shall give the rest of the land to the house of Israel according to their tribes."
"These Pharaoh will see, and he will be comforted for all his hordes slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his army," declares the Lord GOD.
"Their camels will become plunder, And their many cattle for booty, And I will scatter to all the winds those who cut the corners of their hair; And I will bring their disaster from every side," declares the LORD.
"As for you, son of man, groan with breaking heart and bitter grief, groan in their sight.
Consecrate the nations against her, The kings of the Medes, Their governors and all their prefects, And every land of their dominion.
"Why have I seen it? They are terrified, They are drawing back, And their mighty men are defeated And have taken refuge in flight, Without facing back; Terror is on every side!" Declares the LORD.
Then Baruch said to them, "He dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink on the book."
"Have you forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives, which they committed in the land of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
"Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiah king of Judah! Thus says the LORD concerning you, 'You will not die by the sword.
"For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, 'The exile will be long; build houses and live in them and plant gardens and eat their produce.'"'"
"I, even I, have spoken; indeed I have called him, I have brought him, and He will make his ways successful.
They stooped over, they have bowed down together; They could not rescue the burden, But have themselves gone into captivity.
"But I know your sitting down And your going out and your coming in And your raging against Me.
For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.
Assyria also has joined with them; They have become a help to the children of Lot. Selah.
Like godless jesters at a feast, They gnashed at me with their teeth.
They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs; You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.
You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples.
He carved on it cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers; and he overlaid them with gold evenly applied on the engraved work.
"I do not reprove you for your sacrifices, And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.
Both low and high, Rich and poor together.
and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood, so as to perform in every inventive work.
he also tore down the altars and beat the Asherim and the carved images into powder, and chopped down all the incense altars throughout the land of Israel. Then he returned to Jerusalem.
for the golden utensils, the weight of gold for all utensils for every kind of service; for the silver utensils, the weight of silver for all utensils for every kind of service;
'If he struck him down with a stone in the hand, by which he will die, and as a result he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.
'Or if he struck him with a wooden object in the hand, by which he might die, and as a result he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.
but both with those who stand here with us today in the presence of the LORD our God and with those who are not with us here today
'Now I have heard that you have shearers; now your shepherds have been with us and we have not insulted them, nor have they missed anything all the days they were in Carmel.
and from the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, Mahanaim with its pasture lands,
Hukok with its pasture lands and Rehob with its pasture lands;
So David arose early, he and his men, to depart in the morning to return to the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to Jezreel.
Then Joseph answered and said, "This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days;
She also gave the savory food and the bread, which she had made, to her son Jacob.
but if they will not cross over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan."
and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;
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 Elishama the son of Ammihud.
These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD through Moses.
"When the priests enter, then they shall not go out into the outer court from the sanctuary without laying there their garments in which they minister, for they are holy. They shall put on other garments; then they shall approach that which is for the people."
if you are honest men, let one of your brothers be confined in your prison; but as for the rest of you, go, carry grain for the famine of your households,
"They will no longer be a prey to the nations, and the beasts of the earth will not devour them; but they will live securely, and no one will make them afraid.
Now the hand of the LORD had been upon me in the evening, before the refugees came And He opened my mouth at the time they came to me in the morning; so my mouth was opened and I was no longer speechless.
"I will not let you hear insults from the nations anymore, nor will you bear disgrace from the peoples any longer, nor will you cause your nation to stumble any longer," declares the Lord GOD.'"
'You will do as I have done; you will not cover your mustache and you will not eat the bread of men.
"I will also make the land drink the discharge of your blood As far as the mountains, And the ravines will be full of you.
'And now it is planted in the wilderness, In a dry and thirsty land.
'When she saw, as she waited, That her hope was lost, She took another of her cubs And made him a young lion.
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, The finest of their might.
Therefore hear the plan of the LORD which He has planned against Babylon, and His purposes which He has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: surely they will drag them off, even the little ones of the flock; surely He will make their pasture desolate because of them.
"Stand by the road and keep watch, O inhabitant of Aroer; Ask him who flees and her who escapes And say, 'What has happened?'
"But if they are prophets, and if the word of the LORD is with them, let them now entreat the LORD of hosts that the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD, in the house of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem may not go to Babylon.
"But afterward I will restore The fortunes of the sons of Ammon," Declares the LORD.
'You will not escape from his hand, for you will surely be captured and delivered into his hand; and you will see the king of Babylon eye to eye, and he will speak with you face to face, and you will go to Babylon.'"'
Who led them through the depths? Like the horse in the wilderness, they did not stumble;
At the sound of the tumult peoples flee; At the lifting up of Yourself nations disperse.
But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, The LORD will lead them away with the doers of iniquity Peace be upon Israel.
You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter.
Then I called upon the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I beseech You, save my life!"
You have removed my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an object of loathing to them; I am shut up and cannot go out.
I hate them with the utmost hatred; They have become my enemies.
He will judge among the nations, He will fill them with corpses, He will shatter the chief men over a broad country.
You have put me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in the depths.
May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed.
I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength,
He will rescue their life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight;
When I remember God, then I am disturbed; When I sigh, then my spirit grows faint. Selah.
Then I was senseless and ignorant; I was like a beast before You.
With the east wind You break the ships of Tarshish.
But the king will rejoice in God; Everyone who swears by Him will glory, For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.
O my strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.
Let them be as a snail which melts away as it goes along, Like the miscarriages of a woman which never see the sun.
Yet You have crushed us in a place of jackals And covered us with the shadow of death.
Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me.
They stood at their stations after their custom, according to the law of Moses the man of God; the priests sprinkled the blood which they received from the hand of the Levites.
They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul.
There the doers of iniquity have fallen; They have been thrust down and cannot rise.
since they could not celebrate it at that time, because the priests had not consecrated themselves in sufficient numbers, nor had the people been gathered to Jerusalem.
'You shall present a burnt offering to the LORD as a soothing aroma: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs one year old, having them without defect;
the field and the cave that is in it, purchased from the sons of Heth."
'Bring me some game and prepare a savory dish for me, that I may eat, and bless you in the presence of the LORD before my death.'
The ugly and gaunt cows ate up the seven sleek and fat cows. Then Pharaoh awoke.
The son of Shammai was Maon, and Maon was the father of Bethzur.
So he returned to Judah, and said, "I did not find her; and furthermore, the men of the place said, 'There has been no temple prostitute here.'"
one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
He took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh.
Joseph said to them, "What is this deed that you have done? Do you not know that such a man as I can indeed practice divination?"
"Out of this there shall be for the holy place a square round about five hundred by five hundred cubits, and fifty cubits for its open space round about.
"Because you push with side and with shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns until you have scattered them abroad,
"As for the prince, he shall sit in it as prince to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by way of the porch of the gate and shall go out by the same way."
therefore prophesy and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "For good reason they have made you desolate and crushed you from every side, that you would become a possession of the rest of the nations and you have been taken up in the talk and the whispering of the people."'"
"Furthermore, Samaria did not commit half of your sins, for you have multiplied your abominations more than they. Thus you have made your sisters appear righteous by all your abominations which you have committed.
From the ground to above the entrance cherubim and palm trees were carved, as well as on the wall of the nave.
"With you I shatter the horse and his rider, And with you I shatter the chariot and its rider,
Behold, all his companions will be put to shame, for the craftsmen themselves are mere men. Let them all assemble themselves, let them stand up, let them tremble, let them together be put to shame.
because of their wickedness which they committed so as to provoke Me to anger by continuing to burn sacrifices and to serve other gods whom they had not known, neither they, you, nor your fathers.
But King Zedekiah swore to Jeremiah in secret saying, "As the LORD lives, who made this life for us, surely I will not put you to death nor will I give you over to the hand of these men who are seeking your life."
"The horn of Moab has been cut off and his arm broken," declares the LORD.
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Go and say to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, "Will you not receive instruction by listening to My words?" declares the LORD.
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, "Do not do this thing, for you are telling a lie about Ishmael."
But Jeremiah said, "They will not give you over. Please obey the LORD in what I am saying to you, that it may go well with you and you may live.
For there are no pains in their death, And their body is fat.
Pharaoh king of Egypt, his servants, his princes and all his people;
The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah after Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
For my loins are filled with burning, And there is no soundness in my flesh.
He destroyed their vines with hailstones And their sycamore trees with frost.
But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, They slandered me without ceasing.
Oh let Israel say, "His lovingkindness is everlasting."
But He sets the needy securely on high away from affliction, And makes his families like a flock.
Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will.
Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life; Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me.
But He led forth His own people like sheep And guided them in the wilderness like a flock;
How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
"Foreigners lose heart, And come trembling out of their fortresses.
David sent out spies, and he knew that Saul was definitely coming.
and their grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for each of the thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each of the two rams,
"You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
and said, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room for us to lodge in your father's house?"
by this you will be tested: by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go from this place unless your youngest brother comes here!
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Your father and your brothers have come to you.
"As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west side, Benjamin, one portion.
"Alien tyrants of the nations have cut it down and left it; on the mountains and in all the valleys its branches have fallen and its boughs have been broken in all the ravines of the land And all the peoples of the earth have gone down from its shade and left it.
"Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because they say to you, "You are a devourer of men and have bereaved your nation of children,"
therefore as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will deal with you according to your anger and according to your envy which you showed because of your hatred against them; so I will make Myself known among them when I judge you.
Therefore behold, days are coming When I will punish the idols of Babylon; And her whole land will be put to shame And all her slain will fall in her midst.
'Your lewdness will be requited upon you, and you will bear the penalty of worshiping your idols; thus you will know that I am the Lord GOD.'"
"I will make an end of Moab," declares the LORD, "the one who offers sacrifice on the high place and the one who burns incense to his gods.
Splendid and majestic is His work, And His righteousness endures forever.
"I shall give them over to the power of those who are seeking their lives, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of his officers Afterwards, however, it will be inhabited as in the days of old," declares the LORD.
They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom And talk of Your power;
"But now, please listen, O my lord the king; please let my petition come before you and do not make me return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, that I may not die there."
The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
Then Hezekiah had said, "What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?"
When they became envious of Moses in the camp, And of Aaron, the holy one of the LORD,
My days are like a lengthened shadow, And I wither away like grass.
Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah, We found it in the field of Jaar.
You have removed lover and friend far from me; My acquaintances are in darkness.
"Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of My head; Judah is My scepter.
You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.
Your wrath has rested upon me, And You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah.
Yet they still continued to sin against Him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert.
Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
To Him who rides upon the highest heavens, which are from ancient times; Behold, He speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice.
'If he pushed him of hatred, or threw something at him lying in wait and as a result he died,
They have seen Your procession, O God, The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
'Cursed is he who lies with his mother-in-law.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Now the rest of his acts and all his ways, from first to last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
'The cities which you are to give shall be your six cities of refuge.
Eleazar died and had no sons, but daughters only, so their brothers, the sons of Kish, took them as wives.
and from the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands,
"Why then have you not kept the oath of the LORD, and the command which I have laid on you?"
and have him stand before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation, and commission him in their sight.
"For we will not have an inheritance with them on the other side of the Jordan and beyond, because our inheritance has fallen to us on this side of the Jordan toward the east."
"The seven good cows are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years; the dreams are one and the same.
and all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace offerings 24 bulls, all the rams 60, the male goats 60, the male lambs one year old 60. This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed.
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 Eliasaph the son of Deuel.
He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
"We had a dream on the same night, he and I; each of us dreamed according to the interpretation of his own dream.
"And you shall provide a lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt offering to the LORD daily; morning by morning you shall provide it.
"Now you must tell my father of all my splendor in Egypt, and all that you have seen; and you must hurry and bring my father down here."
"The burnt offering which the prince shall offer to the LORD on the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish;
"On the south side, 4,500 cubits by measurement, shall be three gates: the gate of Simeon, one; the gate of Issachar, one; the gate of Zebulun, one.
"You shall give the city possession of an area 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, alongside the allotment of the holy portion; it shall be for the whole house of Israel.
"The prince shall have land on either side of the holy allotment and the property of the city, adjacent to the holy allotment and the property of the city, on the west side toward the west and on the east side toward the east, and in length comparable to one of the portions, from the west border to the east border.
over the entrance, and to the inner house, and on the outside, and on all the wall all around inside and outside, by measurement.
'She will be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,' declares the Lord GOD, 'and she will become spoil for the nations.
"There also is Edom, its kings and all its princes, who for all their might are laid with those slain by the sword; they will lie with the uncircumcised and with those who go down to the pit.
"On all the housetops of Moab and in its streets there is lamentation everywhere; for I have broken Moab like an undesirable vessel," declares the LORD.
"Egypt is a pretty heifer, But a horsefly is coming from the north--it is coming!
Put all her young bulls to the sword; Let them go down to the slaughter! Woe be upon them, for their day has come, The time of their punishment.
"Now was not Israel a laughingstock to you? Or was he caught among thieves? For each time you speak about him you shake your head in scorn.
"Because you have burned sacrifices and have sinned against the LORD and not obeyed the voice of the LORD or walked in His law, His statutes or His testimonies, therefore this calamity has befallen you, as it has this day."
then in that case listen to the word of the LORD, O remnant of Judah. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "If you really set your mind to enter Egypt and go in to reside there,
Now Jeremiah was still coming in and going out among the people, for they had not yet put him in the prison.
As when one plows and breaks open the earth, Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men Who have purposed to trip up my feet.
I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.
Let them be like grass upon the housetops, Which withers before it grows up;
Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence.
Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight.
With the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, With resounding music upon the lyre.
How long shall the wicked, O LORD, How long shall the wicked exult?
All nations surrounded me; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.
I said in my alarm, "All men are liars."
He permitted no man to oppress them, And He reproved kings for their sakes:
A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.
Blessed be the name of the LORD From this time forth and forever.
They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
The LORD will count when He registers the peoples, "This one was born there." Selah.
All day long they distort my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.
He delivers me from my enemies; Surely You lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man.
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah.
Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb And all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Saul vowed to her by the LORD, saying, "As the LORD lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing."
Thus the sons of Israel who were present celebrated the Passover at that time, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days.
"Is not the LORD your God with you? And has He not given you rest on every side? For He has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the LORD and before His people.
So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the officers and all the assembly.
"Thus no inheritance shall be transferred from one tribe to another tribe, for the tribes of the sons of Israel shall each hold to his own inheritance."
'If they are from sixty years old and upward, if it is a male, then your valuation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
Now the rest of the acts of Jotham and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
for all the signs and wonders which the LORD sent him to perform in the land of Egypt against Pharaoh, all his servants, and all his land,
and the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond;
"The width of the court on the east side shall be fifty cubits.
So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them food in exchange for the horses and the flocks and the herds and the donkeys; and he fed them with food in exchange for all their livestock that year.
"Build yourselves cities for your little ones, and sheepfolds for your sheep, and do what you have promised."
Then Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive."
"Pharaoh was furious with his servants, and he put me in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, both me and the chief baker.
and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock; and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.'
"If he spoke thus, 'The speckled shall be your wages,' then all the flock brought forth speckled; and if he spoke thus, 'The striped shall be your wages,' then all the flock brought forth striped.
They said, "Your servant our father is well; he is still alive." They bowed down in homage.
Man goes forth to his work And to his labor until evening.
The meadows are clothed with flocks And the valleys are covered with grain; They shout for joy, yes, they sing.
The inner court had a gate opposite the gate on the north as well as the gate on the east; and he measured a hundred cubits from gate to gate.
They have set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue parades through the earth.
and the prescribed portion of oil (namely, the bath of oil), a tenth of a bath from each kor (which is ten baths or a homer, for ten baths are a homer);
"Yet you have not listened to Me," declares the LORD, "in order that you might provoke Me to anger with the work of your hands to your own harm.
Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes.
He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.
The sea looked and fled; The Jordan turned back.
"For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you.
"You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother's son.
"The children of Your servants will continue, And their descendants will be established before You."
Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the LORD driving them on.
Let those be ashamed and humiliated together Who seek my life to destroy it; Let those be turned back and dishonored Who delight in my hurt.
"You shall purify for yourselves every garment and every article of leather and all the work of goats' hair, and all articles of wood."
His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him.
Blessed be the LORD, For He has made marvelous His lovingkindness to me in a besieged city.
They slaughtered the Passover animals, and while the priests sprinkled the blood received from their hand, the Levites skinned them.
May He remember all your meal offerings And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah.
To the sons of Gershom, according to their families, were given from the tribe of Issachar and from the tribe of Asher, the tribe of Naphtali, and the tribe of Manasseh, thirteen cities in Bashan.
Now it came about the next day, that the people went out to the field, and it was told to Abimelech.
The sockets for the pillars were of bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their bands, of silver; and the overlaying of their tops, of silver, and all the pillars of the court were furnished with silver bands.
and for the leprous garment or house,
alternating a bell and a pomegranate all around on the hem of the robe for the service, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Then Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the rulers in the congregation returned to him; and Moses spoke to them.
Moses erected the tabernacle and laid its sockets, and set up its boards, and inserted its bars and erected its pillars.
"Lo, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very ugly and gaunt, such as I had never seen for ugliness in all the land of Egypt;
and the altar of incense and its poles, and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the screen for the doorway at the entrance of the tabernacle;
"The ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen wide in its four sides, the border around it shall be half a cubit and its base shall be a cubit round about; and its steps shall face the east."
"This is the land which you shall divide by lot to the tribes of Israel for an inheritance, and these are their several portions," declares the Lord GOD.
"He shall provide as a grain offering an ephah with a bull, an ephah with a ram and a hin of oil with an ephah.
"They have cut down her forest," declares the LORD; "Surely it will no more be found, Even though they are now more numerous than locusts And are without number.
On the outer side, as one went up to the gateway toward the north, were two tables; and on the other side of the porch of the gate were two tables.
nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, "The LORD will surely deliver us, this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."
Now as soon as all the people who were with Ishmael saw Johanan the son of Kareah and the commanders of the forces that were with him, they were glad.
"But as for me, behold, I am in your hands; do with me as is good and right in your sight.
I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts.
Let them extol Him also in the congregation of the people, And praise Him at the seat of the elders.
He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
O God of hosts, turn again now, we beseech You; Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,
Turn to me and be gracious to me, After Your manner with those who love Your name.
Before your pots can feel the fire of thorns He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.
I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle on the harp.
The king went up to the house of the LORD and all the men of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests, the Levites and all the people, from the greatest to the least; and he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.
A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
For You will make them turn their back; You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.
For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, They passed by together.
He made cities for himself and acquired flocks and herds in abundance, for God had given him very great wealth.
They have closed their unfeeling heart, With their mouth they speak proudly.
So all the service of the LORD was prepared on that day to celebrate the Passover, and to offer burnt offerings on the altar of the LORD according to the command of King Josiah.
"Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria, 'On what are you trusting that you are remaining in Jerusalem under siege?
"And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day and be clean, and afterward you may enter the camp."
These are the families of Issachar according to those who were numbered of them, 64,300.
Also for the sons of Aaron the priests who were in the pasture lands of their cities, or in each and every city, there were men who were designated by name to distribute portions to every male among the priests and to everyone genealogically enrolled among the Levites.
They gave by lot from the tribe of the sons of Judah, the tribe of the sons of Simeon and the tribe of the sons of Benjamin, these cities which are mentioned by name.
'The priest is to take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and all the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar.
his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;
and he overlaid it with pure gold inside and out, and made a gold molding for it all around.
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 Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
and he burned fragrant incense on it, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
He made it and all its utensils from a talent of pure gold.
The captain of the bodyguard put Joseph in charge of them, and he took care of them; and they were in confinement for some time.
"But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies.
"They shall eat the grain offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering; and every devoted thing in Israel shall be theirs.
"When they go out into the outer court, into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments in which they have been ministering and lay them in the holy chambers; then they shall put on other garments so that they will not transmit holiness to the people with their garments.
I saw also that the house had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of six long cubits in height.
The LORD said to me, "Son of man, mark well, see with your eyes and hear with your ears all that I say to you concerning all the statutes of the house of the LORD and concerning all its laws; and mark well the entrance of the house, with all exits of the sanctuary.
Then the king of Babylon struck them down and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath So Judah was led away into exile from its land.
The side chambers surrounding the temple were wider at each successive story. Because the structure surrounding the temple went upward by stages on all sides of the temple, therefore the width of the temple increased as it went higher; and thus one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the second story.
"Yet your fellow citizens say, 'The way of the Lord is not right,' when it is their own way that is not right.
Then I said to them, "The word of the LORD came to me saying,
"The sea has come up over Babylon; She has been engulfed with its tumultuous waves.
So they pulled Jeremiah up with the ropes and lifted him out of the cistern, and Jeremiah stayed in the court of the guardhouse.
"Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: 'Behold, I am going to punish the king of Babylon and his land, just as I punished the king of Assyria.
Let not the swift man flee, Nor the mighty man escape; In the north beside the river Euphrates They have stumbled and fallen.
'But if you will not go out to the officers of the king of Babylon, then this city will be given over to the hand of the Chaldeans; and they will burn it with fire, and you yourself will not escape from their hand.'"
the officials of Judah and the officials of Jerusalem, the court officers and the priests and all the people of the land who passed between the parts of the calf--
Hezekiah prayed to the LORD saying,
"Your descendants would have been like the sand, And your offspring like its grains; Their name would never be cut off or destroyed from My presence."
If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand When I awake, I am still with You.
And it will hail when the forest comes down, And the city will be utterly laid low.
Then they believed His words; They sang His praise.
I said to the LORD, "You are my God; Give ear, O LORD, to the voice of my supplications.
Because of Your temple at Jerusalem Kings will bring gifts to You.
the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.
Then they removed the burnt offerings that they might give them to the sections of the fathers' households of the lay people to present to the LORD, as it is written in the book of Moses. They did this also with the bulls.
"Moreover, stand in the holy place according to the sections of the fathers' households of your brethren the lay people, and according to the Levites, by division of a father's household.
'Then on the second day: twelve bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;
and the table and all its utensils, and the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense,
"Now behold, as your life was highly valued in my sight this day, so may my life be highly valued in the sight of the LORD, and may He deliver me from all distress."
Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from them, all kinds of wrought articles.
Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.
There were eight boards with their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets, two under every board.
each silver dish weighing one hundred and thirty shekels and each bowl seventy; all the silver of the utensils was 2,400 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary;
and the pillars around the court with their sockets and their pegs and their cords.
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 Ahira the son of Enan.
He made fifty clasps of gold and joined the curtains to one another with the clasps, so the tabernacle was a unit.
The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits and the width of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains had the same measurements.
Then they tore their clothes, and when each man loaded his donkey, they returned to the city.
and all the household of Joseph and his brothers and his father's household; they left only their little ones and their flocks and their herds in the land of Goshen.
"I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand.
Thus says the Lord GOD, "Now I will spread My net over you With a company of many peoples, And they shall lift you up in My net.
Then Israel said, "Why did you treat me so badly by telling the man whether you still had another brother?"
by setting their threshold by My threshold and their door post beside My door post, with only the wall between Me and them. And they have defiled My holy name by their abominations which they have committed. So I have consumed them in My anger.
"With the hoofs of his horses he will trample all your streets He will slay your people with the sword; and your strong pillars will come down to the ground.
They also took away the pots, the shovels, the snuffers, the basins, the pans and all the bronze vessels which were used in temple service.
'The company will stone them with stones and cut them down with their swords; they will slay their sons and their daughters and burn their houses with fire.
You who have escaped the sword, Depart! Do not stay! Remember the LORD from afar, And let Jerusalem come to your mind.
"I set a snare for you and you were also caught, O Babylon, While you yourself were not aware; You have been found and also seized Because you have engaged in conflict with the LORD."
Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars.
Until the LORD looks down And sees from heaven.
For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."
'Then I will set My throne in Elam And destroy out of it king and princes,' Declares the LORD.
Desolation is left in the city And the gate is battered to ruins.
"But they have not become contrite even to this day, nor have they feared nor walked in My law or My statutes, which I have set before you and before your fathers."'
then the sword, which you are afraid of, will overtake you there in the land of Egypt; and the famine, about which you are anxious, will follow closely after you there in Egypt, and you will die there.
But Jeremiah said, "A lie! I am not going over to the Chaldeans"; yet he would not listen to him. So Irijah arrested Jeremiah and brought him to the officials.
To Him who alone does great wonders, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
And gathered from the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south.
Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
Is this your jubilant city, Whose origin is from antiquity, Whose feet used to carry her to colonize distant places?
Even the shoot which Your right hand has planted, And on the son whom You have strengthened for Yourself.
I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.
The clouds poured out water; The skies gave forth a sound; Your arrows flashed here and there.
Then we shall not turn back from You; Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.
He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save.
So that He abandoned the dwelling place at Shiloh, The tent which He had pitched among men,
Who keeps us in life And does not allow our feet to slip.
Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices; Requite them according to the deeds of their hands; Repay them their recompense.
Then he burned the bones of the priests on their altars and purged Judah and Jerusalem.
Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth.
As soon as they hear, they obey me; Foreigners submit to me.
"To the larger group you shall increase their inheritance, and to the smaller group you shall diminish their inheritance; each shall be given their inheritance according to those who were numbered of them.
"They shall be double beneath, and together they shall be complete to its top to the first ring; thus it shall be with both of them: they shall form the two corners.
'He shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slay it for a sin offering in the place where they slay the burnt offering.
But the people of the land killed all the conspirators against King Amon, and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place.
He said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.
They were double beneath, and together they were complete to its top to the first ring; thus he did with both of them for the two corners.
"From this area you shall measure a length of 25,000 cubits and a width of 10,000 cubits; and in it shall be the sanctuary, the most holy place.
"Now let them put away their harlotry and the corpses of their kings far from Me; and I will dwell among them forever.
"Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth which is speaking to you.
Then he measured the porch of the gate facing inward, one rod.
"Heap on the wood, kindle the fire, Boil the flesh well And mix in the spices, And let the bones be burned.
Then he measured the temple, a hundred cubits long; the separate area with the building and its walls were also a hundred cubits long.
"All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you And will set darkness on your land," Declares the Lord GOD.
"You rely on your sword, you commit abominations and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?"'
'Therefore its height was loftier than all the trees of the field And its boughs became many and its branches long Because of many waters as it spread them out.
Indeed Babylon is to fall for the slain of Israel, As also for Babylon the slain of all the earth have fallen.
'Therefore My wrath and My anger were poured out and burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, so they have become a ruin and a desolation as it is this day.
"He will also come and strike the land of Egypt; those who are meant for death will be given over to death, and those for captivity to captivity, and those for the sword to the sword.
"Thus says the LORD, 'Do not deceive yourselves, saying, "The Chaldeans will surely go away from us," for they will not go.
The LORD will reign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!
"The Chaldeans will also return and fight against this city, and they will capture it and burn it with fire."'
May those who fear You see me and be glad, Because I wait for Your word.
Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked, Who forsake Your law.
For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses.
He spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to illumine by night.
For I will not trust in my bow, Nor will my sword save me.
I shall keep Your statutes; Do not forsake me utterly!
Fill their faces with dishonor, That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
When the Almighty scattered the kings there, It was snowing in Zalmon.
He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people:
They cried for help, but there was none to save, Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.
They spoke of the God of Jerusalem as of the gods of the peoples of the earth, the work of men's hands.
'After this manner you shall present daily, for seven days, the food of the offering by fire, of a soothing aroma to the LORD; it shall be presented with its drink offering in addition to the continual burnt offering.
to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah and its pasture lands around it;
This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.
their twenty pillars, and their twenty sockets, made of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.
all the oxen for the burnt offering twelve bulls, all the rams twelve, the male lambs one year old with their grain offering twelve, and the male goats for a sin offering twelve;
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 Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board.
from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who could enter to do the work of service and the work of carrying in the tent of meeting.
"Arise, go up against a nation which is at ease, Which lives securely," declares the LORD "It has no gates or bars; They dwell alone.
Pharaoh said, "Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear."
So they loaded their donkeys with their grain and departed from there.
"Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am bringing on Judah and on all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the disaster that I have pronounced against them; because I spoke to them but they did not listen, and I have called them but they did not answer.'"
So they came near to Joseph's house steward, and spoke to him at the entrance of the house,