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Whether it is pleasant or unpleasant, we will listen to the voice of the Lord our God to whom we are sending you, so that it may go well with us when we listen to the voice of the Lord our God.”


I pour out my complaint before Him;
I declare my trouble before Him.


“Take him and look after him, and do nothing harmful to him, but rather deal with him just as he tells you.”


They surrounded me like bees;
They were extinguished as a fire of thorns;
In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off.


“He pursues them, passing on in safety,
By a way he had not been traversing with his feet.


They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without cause.


Tremble, O earth, before the Lord,
Before the God of Jacob,


They forgot God their Savior,
Who had done great things in Egypt,


All day long my dishonor is before me
And my humiliation has overwhelmed me,


For You are the glory of their strength,
And by Your favor our horn is exalted.


O my God, make them like the whirling dust,
Like chaff before the wind.


You give us as sheep to be eaten
And have scattered us among the nations.


“When I select an appointed time,
It is I who judge with equity.


In the eighteenth year of Josiah’s reign this Passover was celebrated.


Thus I will afflict the descendants of David for this, but not always.’”


He brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around on the outside to the outer gate by way of the gate that faces east. And behold, water was trickling from the south side.


Their kinsmen the Levites were appointed for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of God.


and give the money, the ransom of those who are in excess among them, to Aaron and to his sons.”


then the priest shall come out of the house, to the doorway, and quarantine the house for seven days.


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 Abidan the son of Gideoni.


All the numbered men of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the leaders of Israel numbered, by their families and by their fathers’ households,


He inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to carry it. He made it hollow with planks.


“Then heaven and earth and all that is in them
Will shout for joy over Babylon,
For the destroyers will come to her from the north,”
Declares the Lord.


He made for the altar a grating of bronze network beneath, under its ledge, reaching halfway up.


I will also strike down the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast; they will die of a great pestilence.


Assyria is there and all her company; her graves are round about her. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword,


“When I make the land of Egypt a desolation,
And the land is destitute of that which filled it,
When I smite all those who live in it,
Then they shall know that I am the Lord.


The fords also have been seized,
And they have burned the marshes with fire,
And the men of war are terrified.


“Give wings to Moab,
For she will flee away;
And her cities will become a desolation,
Without inhabitants in them.


This is how I will treat this place and its inhabitants,” declares the Lord, “so as to make this city like Topheth.


But those who garner it will eat it and praise the Lord;
And those who gather it will drink it in the courts of My sanctuary.


Who remembered us in our low estate,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,


And all the officials and all the people obeyed who had entered into the covenant that each man should set free his male servant and each man his female servant, so that no one should keep them any longer in bondage; they obeyed, and set them free.


To Him who divided the Red Sea asunder,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,


The Lord is for me among those who help me;
Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me.


A fruitful land into a salt waste,
Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.


Our feet are standing
Within your gates, O Jerusalem,


He led them also by a straight way,
To go to an inhabited city.


The strength of the King loves justice;
You have established equity;
You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.


They afflicted his feet with fetters,
He himself was laid in irons;


Rise up, O Judge of the earth,
Render recompense to the proud.


He will drink from the brook by the wayside;
Therefore He will lift up His head.


Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!


Do not be like your fathers and your brothers, who were unfaithful to the Lord God of their fathers, so that He made them a horror, as you see.


“It shall be established forever like the moon,
And the witness in the sky is faithful.” Selah.


“Let there be no strange god among you;
Nor shall you worship any foreign god.


He also rejected the tent of Joseph,
And did not choose the tribe of Ephraim,


“I said to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’
And to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn;


to make designs for working in gold and in silver and in bronze,


All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon’s servants were 392.


She said to her young men, “Go on before me; behold, I am coming after you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.


Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the Lord do what is good in His sight.”


Then he set the stands, five on the right side of the house and five on the left side of the house; and he set the sea of cast metal on the right side of the house eastward toward the south.


David did not leave a man or a woman alive to bring to Gath, saying, “Otherwise they will tell about us, saying, ‘So has David done and so has been his practice all the time he has lived in the country of the Philistines.’”


Then the men of Israel turned in the battle, and Benjamin began to strike and kill about thirty men of Israel, for they said, “Surely they are defeated before us, as in the first battle.”


In the year of jubilee the field shall return to the one from whom he bought it, to whom the possession of the land belongs.


It was told Abimelech that all the leaders of the tower of Shechem were gathered together.


You shall take one leader of every tribe to apportion the land for inheritance.


The numbered men of the sons of Gershon by their families and by their fathers’ households,


As soon as it was light, the men were sent away, they with their donkeys.


Because they ministered to them before their idols and became a stumbling block of iniquity to the house of Israel, therefore I have sworn against them,” declares the Lord God, “that they shall bear the punishment for their iniquity.


When you have finished cleansing it, you shall present a young bull without blemish and a ram without blemish from the flock.


and it came about when we came to the lodging place, that we opened our sacks, and behold, each man’s money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full. So we have brought it back in our hand.


I will make you an everlasting desolation and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the Lord.


Opposite the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and opposite the pavement which belonged to the outer court, was gallery corresponding to gallery in three stories.


They will forget their disgrace and all their treachery which they perpetrated against Me, when they live securely on their own land with no one to make them afraid.


“They will fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans,
And pierced through in their streets.”


‘So I will shatter Elam before their enemies
And before those who seek their lives;
And I will bring calamity upon them,
Even My fierce anger,’ declares the Lord,
‘And I will send out the sword after them
Until I have consumed them.


To Him who made the great lights,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting:


But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment,
And it entered into his body like water
And like oil into his bones.


You set a boundary that they may not pass over,
So that they will not return to cover the earth.


Egypt rises like the Nile,
Even like the rivers whose waters surge about;
And He has said, “I will rise and cover that land;
I will surely destroy the city and its inhabitants.”


Will You restrain Yourself at these things, O Lord?
Will You keep silent and afflict us beyond measure?


Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you are now fearing; do not be afraid of him,’ declares the Lord, ‘for I am with you to save you and deliver you from his hand.


But the nation which will bring its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will let remain on its land,” declares the Lord, “and they will till it and dwell in it.”’”


Where then are your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, ‘The king of Babylon will not come against you or against this land’?


Have I now come up without the Lord’s approval against this land to destroy it? The Lord said to me, ‘Go up against this land and destroy it.’”’”


Then they were glad because they were quiet,
So He guided them to their desired haven.


They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly;
All who do wickedness vaunt themselves.


He pours contempt upon princes
And makes them wander in a pathless waste.


When he is judged, let him come forth guilty,
And let his prayer become sin.


Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!


For we have been consumed by Your anger
And by Your wrath we have been dismayed.


For their heart was not steadfast toward Him,
Nor were they faithful in His covenant.


Make glad the soul of Your servant,
For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.


Fear and trembling come upon me,
And horror has overwhelmed me.


As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
And You set me in Your presence forever.


How long will you assail a man,
That you may murder him, all of you,
Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?


On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips,
Let them even be caught in their pride,
And on account of curses and lies which they utter.


Then they gave it into the hands of the workmen who had the oversight of the house of the Lord, and the workmen who were working in the house of the Lord used it to restore and repair the house.


He is like a lion that is eager to tear,
And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.


Look upon my affliction and my trouble,
And forgive all my sins.


Their horses were 736; their mules, 245;


because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return to the land of his possession.


Now then arise early in the morning with the servants of your lord who have come with you, and as soon as you have arisen early in the morning and have light, depart.”


David replied, “Behold the spear of the king! Now let one of the young men come over and take it.


and for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards,


Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,


For the rear of the tabernacle, to the west, he made six boards.


They made on the breastpiece chains like cords, of twisted cordage work in pure gold.


They made two gold rings and placed them on the two ends of the breastpiece, on its inner edge which was next to the ephod.


These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; there were fourteen persons in all.


Moreover, they shall not sell or exchange any of it, or alienate this choice portion of land; for it is holy to the Lord.


Alongside the border of the priests the Levites shall have 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width. The whole length shall be 25,000 cubits and the width 10,000.


“At the festivals and the appointed feasts the grain offering shall be an ephah with a bull and an ephah with a ram, and with the lambs as much as one is able to give, and a hin of oil with an ephah.


He measured the length of the building along the front of the separate area behind it, with a gallery on each side, a hundred cubits; he also measured the inner nave and the porches of the court.


The width of the entrance was ten cubits and the sides of the entrance were five cubits on each side. And he measured the length of the nave, forty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits.


According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I dealt with them, and I hid My face from them.”’”


On the day that he goes into the sanctuary, into the inner court to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering,” declares the Lord God.


Put in it the pieces,
Every good piece, the thigh and the shoulder;
Fill it with choice bones.


therefore I will give it into the hand of a despot of the nations; he will thoroughly deal with it. According to its wickedness I have driven it away.


They have made a bed for her among the slain with all her hordes. Her graves are around it, they are all uncircumcised, slain by the sword (although their terror was instilled in the land of the living), and they bore their disgrace with those who go down to the pit; they were put in the midst of the slain.


You have borne the penalty of your lewdness and abominations,” the Lord declares.


You have heard their reproach, O Lord,
All their schemes against me.


Look on their sitting and their rising;
I am their mocking song.


“Moab will be destroyed from being a people
Because he has become arrogant toward the Lord.


Therefore behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will send to him those who tip vessels, and they will tip him over, and they will empty his vessels and shatter his jars.


“Why have your mighty ones become prostrate?
They do not stand because the Lord has thrust them down.


But if you are going to say, “We will not stay in this land,” so as not to listen to the voice of the Lord your God,


But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, “Do not answer him.”


They asked, and He brought quail,
And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.


and said to them, “Thus says the Lord the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your petition before Him:


But I will deliver you on that day,” declares the Lord, “and you will not be given into the hand of the men whom you dread.


Until the time that his word came to pass,
The word of the Lord tested him.


Who will bring me into the besieged city?
Who will lead me to Edom?


He is the Lord our God;
His judgments are in all the earth.


The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit;
He has ceased to be wise and to do good.


Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants;
How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,


For the arms of the wicked will be broken,
But the Lord sustains the righteous.


Surely Your servants find pleasure in her stones
And feel pity for her dust.


You have held my eyelids open;
I am so troubled that I cannot speak.


And all the horns of the wicked He will cut off,
But the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.


Save, O Lord;
May the King answer us in the day we call.


Moreover, Shaphan the scribe told the king saying, “Hilkiah the priest gave me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king.


as well as the priests who were enrolled genealogically according to their fathers’ households, and the Levites from twenty years old and upwards, by their duties and their divisions.


Now there were four supports at the four corners of each stand; its supports were part of the stand itself.


The garment, whether the warp or the woof, or any article of leather from which the mark has departed when you washed it, it shall then be washed a second time and will be clean.”


Yet if he will not redeem the field, but has sold the field to another man, it may no longer be redeemed;


Their four pillars and their four sockets were of bronze; their hooks were of silver, and the overlaying of their tops and their bands were of silver.


For the north side there were one hundred cubits; their twenty pillars and their twenty sockets were of bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.


But nothing of theirs was missing, whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that they had taken for themselves; David brought it all back.


Furthermore, they made two gold rings and placed them on the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, on the front of it, close to the place where it joined, above the woven band of the ephod.


The length of each curtain was thirty cubits and four cubits the width of each curtain; the eleven curtains had the same measurements.


the table also and its utensils, and the pure gold lampstand with all its utensils, and the altar of incense,


Then the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them wagons according to the command of Pharaoh, and gave them provisions for the journey.


The blow of his battering rams he will direct against your walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers.


and the one went out from me, and I said, “Surely he is torn in pieces,” and I have not seen him since.


They put him in a cage with hooks
And brought him to the king of Babylon;
They brought him in hunting nets
So that his voice would be heard no more
On the mountains of Israel.


There were ninety-six exposed pomegranates; all the pomegranates numbered a hundred on the network all around.


Then he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers for the priests, which faced north; and behold, there was a place at the extreme rear toward the west.


And with you I shatter man and woman,
And with you I shatter old man and youth,
And with you I shatter young man and virgin,


“A destroyer will come to every city,
So that no city will escape;
The valley also will be ruined
And the plateau will be destroyed,
As the Lord has said.


Then Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said to Jeremiah, “Now put these worn-out clothes and rags under your armpits under the ropes”; and Jeremiah did so.


May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
If I do not remember you,
If I do not exalt Jerusalem
Above my chief joy.


They cried there, ‘Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a big noise;
He has let the appointed time pass by!’


So all the people whom Ishmael had taken captive from Mizpah turned around and came back, and went to Johanan the son of Kareah.


Moreover Jeremiah said to King Zedekiah, “In what way have I sinned against you, or against your servants, or against this people, that you have put me in prison?


For in that day every man will cast away his silver idols and his gold idols, which your sinful hands have made for you as a sin.


now then, why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth who prophesies to you?


Like the striking of Him who has struck them, has He struck them?
Or like the slaughter of His slain, have they been slain?


I am Your servant; give me understanding,
That I may know Your testimonies.


Why should the nations say,
Where, now, is their God?”


Then I will punish their transgression with the rod
And their iniquity with stripes.


For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me;
They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.


Ascribe strength to God;
His majesty is over Israel
And His strength is in the skies.


Let the sea roar and all it contains,
The world and those who dwell in it.


As we have heard, so have we seen
In the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God;
God will establish her forever. Selah.


The stouthearted were plundered,
They sank into sleep;
And none of the warriors could use his hands.


then the priest shall order them to wash the thing in which the mark occurs and he shall quarantine it for seven more days.


Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,


and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.


and their grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the one ram,


The sons of Israel returned from chasing the Philistines and plundered their camps.


He searched, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest, and the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.


You shall put the two cords of gold on the two rings at the ends of the breastpiece.


You shall set up the court all around and hang up the veil for the gateway of the court.


It shall have two shoulder pieces joined to its two ends, that it may be joined.


We have also brought down other money in our hand to buy food; we do not know who put our money in our sacks.”


and bring your youngest brother to me, so your words may be verified, and you will not die.” And they did so.


And he shall provide a grain offering, an ephah with the bull and an ephah with the ram, and with the lambs as much as he is able, and a hin of oil with an ephah.


The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces.


Yet I will appoint them to keep charge of the house, of all its service and of all that shall be done in it.


I will make the land a desolation and a waste, and the pride of her power will cease; and the mountains of Israel will be desolate so that no one will pass through.


Then he measured the width from the front of the lower gate to the front of the exterior of the inner court, a hundred cubits on the east and on the north.


‘Whom do you surpass in beauty?
Go down and make your bed with the uncircumcised.’


‘For thus says the Lord God, “At the end of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered.


Those who are near and those who are far from you will mock you, you of ill repute, full of turmoil.


Then he spoke kindly to him and set his throne above the thrones of the kings who were with him in Babylon.


Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah.


But He overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.


“The king of Babylon has heard the report about them,
And his hands hang limp;
Distress has gripped him,
Agony like a woman in childbirth.


May the Lord bless you from Zion,
He who made heaven and earth.


May the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie;
But I shall meditate on Your precepts.


“This is My resting place forever;
Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.


Thus they became unclean in their practices,
And played the harlot in their deeds.


I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies,
For all my ways are before You.


The mountains skipped like rams,
The hills, like lambs.


He also loved cursing, so it came to him;
And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.


But they deceived Him with their mouth
And lied to Him with their tongue.


Through God we will do valiantly,
And it is He who shall tread down our adversaries.


“My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him,
And in My name his horn will be exalted.


He established it for a testimony in Joseph
When he went throughout the land of Egypt.
I heard a language that I did not know:


Answer me, O Lord, for Your lovingkindness is good;
According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me,


He leveled a path for His anger;
He did not spare their soul from death,
But gave over their life to the plague,


My enemies speak evil against me,
“When will he die, and his name perish?”


Righteousness will go before Him
And will make His footsteps into a way.


Kings of armies flee, they flee,
And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!”


Then the men of Israel besides Benjamin were numbered, 400,000 men who draw the sword; all these were men of war.


David said to Achish, “But what have I done? And what have you found in your servant from the day when I came before you to this day, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?”


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 a tenth for each of the fourteen lambs;


Then the priest shall look at the mark and shall quarantine the article with the mark for seven days.


the pure gold lampstand, with its arrangement of lamps and all its utensils, and the oil for the light;


With it he made the sockets to the doorway of the tent of meeting, and the bronze altar and its bronze grating, and all the utensils of the altar,


He cast four rings on the four ends of the bronze grating as holders for the poles.


Ten cubits was the length of each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board.


They said to him, “Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing.


So he overtook them and spoke these words to them.


We are all sons of one man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies.”


The man, the lord of the land, said to us, ‘By this I will know that you are honest men: leave one of your brothers with me and take grain for the famine of your households, and go.


Intermarry with us; give your daughters to us and take our daughters for yourselves.


in order that you may bear your humiliation and feel ashamed for all that you have done when you become a consolation to them.


The side chambers were in three stories, one above another, and thirty in each story; and the side chambers extended to the wall which stood on their inward side all around, that they might be fastened, and not be fastened into the wall of the temple itself.


Then he said to me, “These are the boiling places where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifices of the people.”


When I scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands, then they will know that I am the Lord.’”


The nations have heard of your shame,
And the earth is full of your cry of distress;
For one warrior has stumbled over another,
And both of them have fallen down together.


Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
They lift up their voices among the branches.


“How can you say, ‘We are mighty warriors,
And men valiant for battle’?


that the Lord your God may tell us the way in which we should walk and the thing that we should do.”


For they speak against You wickedly,
And Your enemies take Your name in vain.


For they provoked Him with their high places
And aroused His jealousy with their graven images.


You have fed them with the bread of tears,
And You have made them to drink tears in large measure.


So that they might keep His statutes
And observe His laws,
Praise the Lord!


O God, arrogant men have risen up against me,
And a band of violent men have sought my life,
And they have not set You before them.


Turn to me, and be gracious to me;
Oh grant Your strength to Your servant,
And save the son of Your handmaid.


She said to them, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Tell the man who sent you to Me,


They were also over the burden bearers, and supervised all the workmen from job to job; and some of the Levites were scribes and officials and gatekeepers.


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


So there was great joy in Jerusalem, because there was nothing like this in Jerusalem since the days of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel.


From the other side of the Jordan, of the Reubenites and the Gadites and of the half-tribe of Manasseh, there were 120,000 with all kinds of weapons of war for the battle.


Who also brings me out from my enemies;
You even lift me above those who rise up against me;
You rescue me from the violent man.


All the gold of the offering which they offered up to the Lord, from the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, was 16,750 shekels.


So there were furnished from the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.


Kedemoth with its pasture lands and Mephaath with its pasture lands;


“Then if the priest looks, and if the mark has faded after it has been washed, then he shall tear it out of the garment or out of the leather, whether from the warp or from the woof;


They made two gold filigree settings and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastpiece.


one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;


He made two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear.


He cast four gold rings for it and put the rings on the four corners that were on its four feet.


He joined five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves.


With whomever of your servants it is found, let him die, and we also will be my lord’s slaves.”


But if you will not listen to us to be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go.”


You said to your servants, however, ‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will not see my face again.’


The holy allotment shall be for these, namely for the priests, toward the north 25,000 cubits in length, toward the west 10,000 in width, toward the east 10,000 in width, and toward the south 25,000 in length; and the sanctuary of the Lord shall be in its midst.


It had three guardrooms on each side; and its side pillars and its porches had the same measurement as the first gate. Its length was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.


Along the length, which was a hundred cubits, was the north door; the width was fifty cubits.


He made the side pillars sixty cubits high; the gate extended round about to the side pillar of the courtyard.


You have seen all their vengeance,
All their schemes against me.


He does not eat at the mountain shrines or lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, or defile his neighbor’s wife,


“I know his fury,” declares the Lord,
“But it is futile;
His idle boasts have accomplished nothing.


Now it happened on the next day after the killing of Gedaliah, when no one knew about it,


Then Jeremiah said to all the people, to the men and women—even to all the people who were giving him such an answer—saying,


Then he called for Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces that were with him, and for all the people both small and great,


Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,


To Him who spread out the earth above the waters,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;


They have said, “The Lord does not see,
Nor does the God of Jacob pay heed.”


All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O Lord,
When they have heard the words of Your mouth.


Remember what my span of life is;
For what vanity You have created all the sons of men!


Fire goes before Him
And burns up His adversaries round about.


God has spoken in His holiness:
“I will exult, I will portion out Shechem
And measure out the valley of Succoth.


He who chastens the nations, will He not rebuke,
Even He who teaches man knowledge?


My foes have trampled upon me all day long,
For they are many who fight proudly against me.


There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them,
The princes of Judah in their throng,
The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.


But God will break you down forever;
He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent,
And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.


“Nevertheless you will die like men
And fall like any one of the princes.”


and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.


but the fields of the city and its villages, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.


According to the commandment of the Lord through Moses, they were numbered, everyone by his serving or carrying; thus these were his numbered men, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.


the table, all its utensils, and the bread of the Presence;


one cherub at the one end and one cherub at the other end; he made the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at the two ends.


Only on this condition will the men consent to us to live with us, to become one people: that every male among us be circumcised as they are circumcised.


Beside the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west side, Manasseh, one portion.


The allotment that you shall set apart to the Lord shall be 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width.


An area 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width shall be for the Levites, the ministers of the house, and for their possession cities to dwell in.


He measured its length, twenty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits, before the nave; and he said to me, “This is the most holy place.”


Who among all the gods of these lands have delivered their land from my hand, that the Lord would deliver Jerusalem from my hand?’”


On that day the prince shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a bull for a sin offering.


Then he measured the wall of the temple, six cubits; and the width of the side chambers, four cubits, all around about the house on every side.


“If your sons will keep My covenant
And My testimony which I will teach them,
Their sons also shall sit upon your throne forever.”


But when the wicked turns from his wickedness and practices justice and righteousness, he will live by them.


Too long has my soul had its dwelling
With those who hate peace.


They reeled and staggered like a drunken man,
And were at their wits’ end.


I have sworn and I will confirm it,
That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.


Rescue me and deliver me out of the hand of aliens,
Whose mouth speaks deceit
And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.


The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac.


I have not turned aside from Your ordinances,
For You Yourself have taught me.


They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose;
They talk of laying snares secretly;
They say, “Who can see them?”


Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!


I was afflicted and about to die from my youth on;
I suffer Your terrors; I am overcome.


He divided the sea and caused them to pass through,
And He made the waters stand up like a heap.


When they were only a few men in number,
Very few, and strangers in it.


Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,


You have made the land quake, You have split it open;
Heal its breaches, for it totters.


He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him;
He has violated his covenant.


You, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Awake to punish all the nations;
Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah.


“Shall I eat the flesh of bulls
Or drink the blood of male goats?


Do not forsake me, O Lord;
O my God, do not be far from me!


His servants spoke further against the Lord God and against His servant Hezekiah.


Redeem Israel, O God,
Out of all his troubles.


Then Shaphan brought the book to the king and reported further word to the king, saying, “Everything that was entrusted to your servants they are doing.


Who was there among all the gods of those nations which my fathers utterly destroyed who could deliver his people out of my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you from my hand?


They have now surrounded us in our steps;
They set their eyes to cast us down to the ground.


but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out until the day when it was taken up.


He cast four rings of gold for it on its four feet; even two rings on one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.


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 Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.


They fastened a blue cord to it, to fasten it on the turban above, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.


then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves, and we will live with you and become one people.


Leah likewise came near with her children, and they bowed down; and afterward Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed down.


He measured on the north side five hundred reeds by the measuring reed.


There were latticed windows and palm trees on one side and on the other, on the sides of the porch; thus were the side chambers of the house and the thresholds.


So the city was under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.


The people said to me, “Will you not tell us what these things that you are doing mean for us?”


I will give them into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of those who seek their life. And their dead bodies will be food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth.


He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which will not pass away.


The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords;
They have spread a net by the wayside;
They have set snares for me. Selah.


Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, “I have heard you. Behold, I am going to pray to the Lord your God in accordance with your words; and I will tell you the whole message which the Lord will answer you. I will not keep back a word from you.”


They mock and wickedly speak of oppression;
They speak from on high.


I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
Forever, even to the end.


The right hand of the Lord is exalted;
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.


Be gracious to us, O Lord, be gracious to us,
For we are greatly filled with contempt.


Establish Your word to Your servant,
As that which produces reverence for You.


Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against His people
And He abhorred His inheritance.


The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.


For, behold, Your enemies, O Lord,
For, behold, Your enemies will perish;
All who do iniquity will be scattered.


In Your name they rejoice all the day,
And by Your righteousness they are exalted.


Let those be ashamed and humiliated
Who seek my life;
Let those be turned back and dishonored
Who delight in my hurt.


Panic seized them there,
Anguish, as of a woman in childbirth.


For He has delivered me from all trouble,
And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.


But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;
Redeem me, and be gracious to me.


Prepare yourselves by your fathers’ households in your divisions, according to the writing of David king of Israel and according to the writing of his son Solomon.


Their offspring You will destroy from the earth,
And their descendants from among the sons of men.


Afterwards they prepared for themselves and for the priests, because the priests, the sons of Aaron, were offering the burnt offerings and the fat until night; therefore the Levites prepared for themselves and for the priests, the sons of Aaron.


Behold, I will gather you to your fathers and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, so your eyes will not see all the evil which I will bring on this place and on its inhabitants.”’” And they brought back word to the king.


Close by the rim were the rings, the holders for the poles to carry the table.


So she left his garment beside her until his master came home.


Its poles shall be inserted into the rings, so that the poles shall be on the two sides of the altar when it is carried.


There were two tenons for each board, fitted to one another; thus he did for all the boards of the tabernacle.


On the day of the new moon he shall offer a young bull without blemish, also six lambs and a ram, which shall be without blemish.


There was a row of masonry round about in them, around the four of them, and boiling places were made under the rows round about.


The priest shall take some of the blood from the sin offering and put it on the door posts of the house, on the four corners of the ledge of the altar and on the posts of the gate of the inner court.


and the outer chambers was twenty cubits in width all around the temple on every side.


“They will set apart men who will constantly pass through the land, burying those who were passing through, even those left on the surface of the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search.


You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken,” declares the Lord God.


‘So it was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches;
For its roots extended to many waters.


“For behold, I have made you small among the nations,
Despised among men.


therefore you will no longer devour men and no longer bereave your nation of children,’ declares the Lord God.


“Thus says the Lord the God of Israel to you, O Baruch:


Behold, I am going to command,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring them back to this city; and they will fight against it and take it and burn it with fire; and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation without inhabitant.’”


Then the officials said to Baruch, “Go, hide yourself, you and Jeremiah, and do not let anyone know where you are.”


And they will sing of the ways of the Lord,
For great is the glory of the Lord.


“Her priests also I will clothe with salvation,
And her godly ones will sing aloud for joy.


And it was reckoned to him for righteousness,
To all generations forever.


but in the place where they led him captive, there he will die and not see this land again.


How he swore to the Lord
And vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,


You cleared the ground before it,
And it took deep root and filled the land.


They forgot His deeds
And His miracles that He had shown them.


For, behold, those who are far from You will perish;
You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.


You withdrew all Your fury;
You turned away from Your burning anger.


For God will save Zion and build the cities of Judah,
That they may dwell there and possess it.


Because of the voice of the enemy,
Because of the pressure of the wicked;
For they bring down trouble upon me
And in anger they bear a grudge against me.


But to the king of Judah who sent you to inquire of the Lord, thus you will say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel regarding the words which you have heard,


He also wrote letters to insult the Lord God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, “As the gods of the nations of the lands have not delivered their people from my hand, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver His people from my hand.”


They have also emptied out the money which was found in the house of the Lord, and have delivered it into the hands of the supervisors and the workmen.”


Nevertheless the people still sacrificed in the high places, although only to the Lord their God.


All the assembly of Judah rejoiced, with the priests and the Levites and all the assembly that came from Israel, both the sojourners who came from the land of Israel and those living in Judah.


and I will not again remove the foot of Israel from the land which I have appointed for your fathers, if only they will observe to do all that I have commanded them according to all the law, the statutes and the ordinances given through Moses.”


and the ten stands with the ten basins on the stands;


and the sockets of the court all around and the sockets of the gate of the court, and all the pegs of the tabernacle and all the pegs of the court all around.


and the lean and ugly cows ate up the first seven fat cows.


So Moses numbered all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, just as the Lord had commanded him;


For if we had not delayed, surely by now we could have returned twice.”


We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is no longer alive, and the youngest is with our father today in the land of Canaan.’


Its windows and its porches and its palm tree ornaments had the same measurements as the gate which faced toward the east; and it was reached by seven steps, and its porch was in front of them.


I saw that she had defiled herself; they both took the same way.


In the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, facing the separate area and facing the building, there were chambers.


So all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard broke down all the walls around Jerusalem.


‘You said, “Ah, woe is me! For the Lord has added sorrow to my pain; I am weary with my groaning and have found no rest.”’


“They will be desolate
In the midst of the desolated lands;
And her cities will be
In the midst of the devastated cities.


“I will also destroy all its cattle from beside many waters;
And the foot of man will not muddy them anymore
And the hoofs of beasts will not muddy them.


‘Then nations set against him
On every side from their provinces,
And they spread their net over him;
He was captured in their pit.


Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying,


Thus says the king, ‘Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you;


“The noise of battle is in the land,
And great destruction.


“As for the smoking sacrifices that you burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, you and your forefathers, your kings and your princes, and the people of the land, did not the Lord remember them and did not all this come into His mind?


For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
He has blessed your sons within you.


Then Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, “Let no man know about these words and you will not die.


Yes, thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that are left in the house of the Lord and in the house of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem,


“The plowers plowed upon my back;
They lengthened their furrows.”


“May a slanderer not be established in the earth;
May evil hunt the violent man speedily.”


For the sake of my brothers and my friends,
I will now say, “May peace be within you.”


All Your commandments are faithful;
They have persecuted me with a lie; help me!


The arrogant utterly deride me,
Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.


When the sun rises they withdraw
And lie down in their dens.


Because they had rebelled against the words of God
And spurned the counsel of the Most High.


But as for us, we will bless the Lord
From this time forth and forever.
Praise the Lord!


He opened the rock and water flowed out;
It ran in the dry places like a river.


With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the Lord;
And in the midst of many I will praise Him.


Why have You broken down its hedges,
So that all who pass that way pick its fruit?


Who were destroyed at En-dor,
Who became as dung for the ground.


It was sending out its branches to the sea
And its shoots to the River.


So He brought them to His holy land,
To this hill country which His right hand had gained.


They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position;
They delight in falsehood;
They bless with their mouth,
But inwardly they curse. Selah.


Like a dream when one awakes,
O Lord, when aroused, You will despise their form.


In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
Incline Your ear to me and save me.


Bless God in the congregations,
Even the Lord, you who are of the fountain of Israel.


Deliver me from all my transgressions;
Make me not the reproach of the foolish.


Now it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, so he no longer searched for him.


Thus 18,000 men of Benjamin fell; all these were valiant warriors.


and he shall slaughter the one bird in an earthenware vessel over running water.


Likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings one hundred cubits long, and its twenty pillars with their twenty sockets of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their bands shall be of silver.


He overlaid the boards with gold and made their rings of gold as holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.


the hangings of the court, its pillars and its sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court;


So you will eat fat until you are glutted, and drink blood until you are drunk, from My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.


I saw also in my dream, and behold, seven ears, full and good, came up on a single stalk;


I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field, so that you will not receive again the disgrace of famine among the nations.


Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I make the land a desolation and a waste because of all their abominations which they have committed.”’


“The one who flees from the terror
Will fall into the pit,
And the one who climbs up out of the pit
Will be caught in the snare;
For I shall bring upon her, even upon Moab,
The year of their punishment,” declares the Lord.


Also her daughters who are on the mainland will be slain by the sword, and they will know that I am the Lord.’”


“Moab has been destroyed and men have gone up to his cities;
His choicest young men have also gone down to the slaughter,”
Declares the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts.


Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live! Why should this city become a ruin?


“Moab is My washbowl;
Over Edom I shall throw My shoe;
Over Philistia I will shout aloud.”


Who can speak of the mighty deeds of the Lord,
Or can show forth all His praise?


Your burning anger has passed over me;
Your terrors have destroyed me.


If they violate My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,


Those who hate the Lord would pretend obedience to Him,
And their time of punishment would be forever.


Zion heard this and was glad,
And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced
Because of Your judgments, O Lord.


O Lord God of hosts, restore us;
Cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.


To deliver their soul from death
And to keep them alive in famine.


He also drove out the nations before them
And apportioned them for an inheritance by measurement,
And made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.


When he heard that I raised my voice and screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled and went outside.”


Because they do not regard the works of the Lord
Nor the deeds of His hands,
He will tear them down and not build them up.


For strangers have risen against me
And violent men have sought my life;
They have not set God before them. Selah.


They made attaching shoulder pieces for the ephod; it was attached at its two upper ends.


and he made 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.


On the west side, 4,500 cubits, shall be three gates: the gate of Gad, one; the gate of Asher, one; the gate of Naphtali, one.


Now when he had finished measuring the inner house, he brought me out by the way of the gate which faced toward the east and measured it all around.


The inner court had a gate toward the south; and he measured from gate to gate toward the south, a hundred cubits.


There was a barrier wall one cubit wide in front of the guardrooms on each side; and the guardrooms were six cubits square on each side.


This will be the sign to you,’ declares the Lord, ‘that I am going to punish you in this place, so that you may know that My words will surely stand against you for harm.’


You will give them hardness of heart,
Your curse will be on them.


I have told of my ways, and You have answered me;
Teach me Your statutes.


But grumbled in their tents;
They did not listen to the voice of the Lord.


You broke open springs and torrents;
You dried up ever-flowing streams.


and gave them this land, which You swore to their forefathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey.


That Your beloved may be delivered,
Save with Your right hand, and answer me!


Blessed be the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.


No, in heart you work unrighteousness;
On earth you weigh out the violence of your hands.


“You let your mouth loose in evil
And your tongue frames deceit.


You have spurned the covenant of Your servant;
You have profaned his crown in the dust.


These are the sons of Gilead: of Iezer, the family of the Iezerites; of Helek, the family of the Helekites;


They put the other two ends of the two cords on the two filigree settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front of it.


The hangings for the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three sockets,


These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Gershon, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the Lord.


Then you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me that I may set my eyes on him.’


For seven days you shall prepare daily a goat for a sin offering; also a young bull and a ram from the flock, without blemish, shall be prepared.


Take your brother also, and arise, return to the man;


And you have not kept charge of My holy things yourselves, but you have set foreigners to keep charge of My sanctuary.”


From the front of the entrance gate to the front of the inner porch of the gate was fifty cubits.


To execute vengeance on the nations
And punishment on the peoples,


O Lord, You have seen my oppression;
Judge my case.


So Jehoiachin changed his prison clothes, and had his meals in the king’s presence regularly all the days of his life.


Stretch forth Your hand from on high;
Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters,
Out of the hand of aliens


then you are to say to them, ‘I was presenting my petition before the king, not to make me return to the house of Jonathan to die there.’”


“May burning coals fall upon them;
May they be cast into the fire,
Into deep pits from which they cannot rise.


Deal with Your servant according to Your lovingkindness
And teach me Your statutes.


Those who follow after wickedness draw near;
They are far from Your law.


This is the gate of the Lord;
The righteous will enter through it.


I shall pay my vows to the Lord,
Oh may it be in the presence of all His people.


I shall walk before the Lord
In the land of the living.


You pushed me violently so that I was falling,
But the Lord helped me.


Who turned the rock into a pool of water,
The flint into a fountain of water. Cross references: Psalm 114:1 : Ex 12:51; 13:3 Psalm 114:1 : Ps 81:5 Psalm 114:2 : Ex 15:17; 29:45, 46; Ps 78:68, 69 Psalm 114:2 : Ex 19:6 Psalm 114:3 : Ex 14:21; Ps 77:16 Psalm 114:3 : Josh 3:13, 16 Psalm 114:4 : Ex 19:18; Judg 5:5; Ps 18:7; 29:6; Hab 3:6 Psalm 114:5 : Hab 3:8 Psalm 114:7 : Ps 96:9 Psalm 114:8 : Ex 17:6; Num 20:11; Ps 78:15; 105:41 Psalm 114:8 : Ps 107:35 Psalm 114:8 : Deut 8:15 end of crossrefs


To hear the groaning of the prisoner,
To set free those who were doomed to death,


Because of the loudness of my groaning
My bones cling to my flesh.


Therefore the Lord heard and was full of wrath;
And a fire was kindled against Jacob
And anger also mounted against Israel,


Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever,
And let them be humiliated and perish,


So pursue them with Your tempest
And terrify them with Your storm.


You brought us into the net;
You laid an oppressive burden upon our loins.


Make us glad according to the days You have afflicted us,
And the years we have seen evil.


The mountains were covered with its shadow,
And the cedars of God with its boughs.


They have burned Your sanctuary to the ground;
They have defiled the dwelling place of Your name.


Then all men will fear,
And they will declare the work of God,
And will consider what He has done.


For behold, they have set an ambush for my life;
Fierce men launch an attack against me,
Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O Lord,


But You, O Lord, laugh at them;
You scoff at all the nations.


In every city of Judah he made high places to burn incense to other gods, and provoked the Lord, the God of his fathers, to anger.


Consider her ramparts;
Go through her palaces,
That you may tell it to the next generation.


He subdues peoples under us
And nations under our feet.


So now also, please listen to the voice of your maidservant, and let me set a piece of bread before you that you may eat and have strength when you go on your way.”


from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.


He made fifty clasps of bronze to join the tent together so that it would be a unit.


He lighted the lamps before the Lord, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.


It shall be the holy portion of the land; it shall be for the priests, the ministers of the sanctuary, who come near to minister to the Lord, and it shall be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary.


For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground upward, more than the lower and middle ones.


Then he brought me to the north gate; and he measured it according to those same measurements,


He measured the gate from the roof of the one guardroom to the roof of the other, a width of twenty-five cubits from one door to the door opposite.


They are worthless, a work of mockery;
In the time of their punishment they will perish.


“Then I will make their waters settle
And will cause their rivers to run like oil,”
Declares the Lord God.


“He and his people with him,
The most ruthless of the nations,
Will be brought in to destroy the land;
And they will draw their swords against Egypt
And fill the land with the slain.


“I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter,
Like rams together with male goats.


“How shattered it is! How they have wailed! How Moab has turned his back—he is ashamed! So Moab will become a laughingstock and an object of terror to all around him.”


Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, saying,


Micaiah declared to them all the words that he had heard when Baruch read from the book to the people.


He sends forth His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.


They stand this day according to Your ordinances,
For all things are Your servants.


They performed His wondrous acts among them,
And miracles in the land of Ham.


Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
My heart is appalled within me.


May Your compassion come to me that I may live,
For Your law is my delight.


Behold, I long for Your precepts;
Revive me through Your righteousness.


Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor,
And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.


That men may tell of the name of the Lord in Zion
And His praise in Jerusalem,


My wounds grow foul and fester
Because of my folly.


He has weakened my strength in the way;
He has shortened my days.


“Behold, I would wander far away,
I would lodge in the wilderness. Selah.


He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud;
They kept His testimonies
And the statute that He gave them.


There He broke the flaming arrows,
The shield and the sword and the weapons of war. Selah.


Let their way be dark and slippery,
With the angel of the Lord pursuing them.


He shall go to the generation of his fathers;
They will never see the light.


Let not the foot of pride come upon me,
And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.


and if it appears again in the garment, whether in the warp or in the woof, or in any article of leather, it is an outbreak; the article with the mark shall be burned in the fire.


that Your eyes may be open to the supplication of Your servant and to the supplication of Your people Israel, to listen to them whenever they call to You.


The king said, “You inquire whose son the youth is.”


The thin ears swallowed up the seven plump and full ears. Then Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream.


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;


Then they put the two gold cords in the two rings at the ends of the breastpiece.


Moreover, he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the first set, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second set.


He joined five curtains to one another and the other five curtains he joined to one another.


Beside the border of Manasseh, from the east side to the west side, Ephraim, one portion.


“Now so that your heart does not grow faint,
And you are not afraid at the report that will be heard in the land—
For the report will come one year,
And after that another report in another year,
And violence will be in the land
With ruler against ruler—


Beside the border of Asher, from the east side to the west side, Naphtali, one portion.


Even all the people of the land will bury them; and it will be to their renown on the day that I glorify Myself,” declares the Lord God.


Thus says the Lord God, “As all the earth rejoices, I will make you a desolation.


and Ebed-melech went out from the king’s palace and spoke to the king, saying,


And I commanded Baruch in their presence, saying,


A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will know no evil.


From the care of the ewes with suckling lambs He brought him
To shepherd Jacob His people,
And Israel His inheritance.


“Had it not been the Lord who was on our side
When men rose up against us,


The pastures of the wilderness drip,
And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing.


He sent among them swarms of flies which devoured them,
And frogs which destroyed them.


And my eye has looked exultantly upon my foes,
My ears hear of the evildoers who rise up against me.


Turn Your footsteps toward the perpetual ruins;
The enemy has damaged everything within the sanctuary.


And it will please the Lord better than an ox
Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.


You sell Your people cheaply,
And have not profited by their sale.


All who hate me whisper together against me;
Against me they devise my hurt, saying,


Then they spoke to him, saying, “If you will be a servant to this people today, and will serve them and grant them their petition, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.”


The righteous will see and fear,
And will laugh at him, saying,


Among these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.


He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.


and as I raised my voice and screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled outside.”


Now therefore return and go in peace, that you may not displease the lords of the Philistines.”


He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table.


Then he made bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle,


On the east side, 4,500 cubits, shall be three gates: the gate of Joseph, one; the gate of Benjamin, one; the gate of Dan, one.


Before the chambers was an inner walk ten cubits wide, a way of one hundred cubits; and their openings were on the north.


In the four corners of the court there were enclosed courts, forty cubits long and thirty wide; these four in the corners were the same size.


The doorways of the side chambers toward the free space consisted of one doorway toward the north and another doorway toward the south; and the width of the free space was five cubits all around.


To those who keep His covenant
And remember His precepts to do them.


The doorposts of the nave were square; as for the front of the sanctuary, the appearance of one doorpost was like that of the other.


The upright see it and are glad;
But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.


For I have been stricken all day long
And chastened every morning.


My enemies have reproached me all day long;
Those who deride me have used my name as a curse.


“The daughter of Egypt has been put to shame,
Given over to the power of the people of the north.”


When they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one to another and said to Baruch, “We will surely report all these words to the king.”


A boar from the forest eats it away
And whatever moves in the field feeds on it.


Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?


He led them safely, so that they did not fear;
But the sea engulfed their enemies.


then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven Your dwelling place, and maintain their cause,


They return at evening, they howl like a dog,
And go around the city.


“A wicked thing is poured out upon him,
That when he lies down, he will not rise up again.”


Let Mount Zion be glad,
Let the daughters of Judah rejoice
Because of Your judgments.


For I said, “May they not rejoice over me,
Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me.”


Then I beat them fine as the dust before the wind;
I emptied them out as the mire of the streets.


Then Hezekiah questioned the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps.


Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified; for they saw that disaster was close to them.


The men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.


For the east side fifty cubits.


Their numbered men were 8,580.


He made two golden rings for it under its molding, on its two sides—on opposite sides—as holders for poles with which to carry it.


Beside the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west side, Judah, one portion.


Then Joseph said, “Give up your livestock, and I will give you food for your livestock, since your money is gone.”


He spoke, and locusts came,
And young locusts, even without number,


In the morning it flourishes and sprouts anew;
Toward evening it fades and withers away.


“Therefore, her young men will fall in her streets,
And all the men of war will be silenced in that day,” declares the Lord of hosts.


Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Princes and all judges of the earth;


“The disaster of Moab will soon come,
And his calamity has swiftly hastened.


So He saved them from the hand of the one who hated them,
And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.


For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me.
In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.


I cling to Your testimonies;
O Lord, do not put me to shame!


His lightnings lit up the world;
The earth saw and trembled.


Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness?
And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?


They are not in trouble as other men,
Nor are they plagued like mankind.


Has His lovingkindness ceased forever?
Has His promise come to an end forever?


Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You;
According to the greatness of Your power preserve those who are doomed to die.


Do not deliver the soul of Your turtledove to the wild beast;
Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.


And gave up His strength to captivity
And His glory into the hand of the adversary.


He turned the sea into dry land;
They passed through the river on foot;
There let us rejoice in Him!


So that it does not hear the voice of charmers,
Or a skillful caster of spells.


Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge,
Who eat up My people as though they ate bread
And have not called upon God?


Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the knees. Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the loins.


From the wicked who despoil me,
My deadly enemies who surround me.


In the third month they began to make the heaps, and finished them by the seventh month.


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;


Yet he said to them, “No, but you have come to look at the undefended parts of our land!”


My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father or a brother?’


Beside the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west side, Issachar, one portion.


‘On the second day you shall offer a male goat without blemish for a sin offering, and they shall cleanse the altar as they cleansed it with the bull.


And they shall not come near to Me to serve as a priest to Me, nor come near to any of My holy things, to the things that are most holy; but they will bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed.


Its guardrooms also, its side pillars and its porches were according to those same measurements. And the gate and its porches had windows all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.


a man’s face toward the palm tree on one side and a young lion’s face toward the palm tree on the other side; they were carved on all the house all around.


To execute on them the judgment written;
This is an honor for all His godly ones.
Praise the Lord!


But they did not listen or incline their ears to turn from their wickedness, so as not to burn sacrifices to other gods.


He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death
And broke their bands apart.


They have given the dead bodies of Your servants for food to the birds of the heavens,
The flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.


With which Your enemies have reproached, O Lord,
With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.


Has God forgotten to be gracious,
Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.


I opened my mouth wide and panted,
For I longed for Your commandments.


When I made sackcloth my clothing,
I became a byword to them.


For without cause they hid their net for me;
Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.


Let them flow away like water that runs off;
When he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts.


For I am ready to fall,
And my sorrow is continually before me.


Finally his servants conspired against him and put him to death in his own house.


He overlaid it with pure gold, and made a gold molding for it all around.


one male goat for a sin offering;


He made the middle bar to pass through in the center of the boards from end to end.


Let our cattle bear
Without mishap and without loss,
Let there be no outcry in our streets!


When the prince enters, he shall go in by way of the porch of the gate and go out by the same way.


As for the outer wall by the side of the chambers, toward the outer court facing the chambers, its length was fifty cubits.


Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I put My sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt.


He smote many nations
And slew mighty kings,


He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens
And by His power He directed the south wind.


He has brought back their wickedness upon them
And will destroy them in their evil;
The Lord our God will destroy them.


I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O Lord,
And comfort myself.


But You, O Lord, are on high forever.


Do not lift up your horn on high,
Do not speak with insolent pride.’”


And do not hide Your face from Your servant,
For I am in distress; answer me quickly.


When God arose to judgment,
To save all the humble of the earth. Selah.


But God will shoot at them with an arrow;
Suddenly they will be wounded.


I have become a marvel to many,
For You are my strong refuge.


That he should live on eternally,
That he should not undergo decay.


Remove Your plague from me;
Because of the opposition of Your hand I am perishing.


All this has come upon us, but we have not forgotten You,
And we have not dealt falsely with Your covenant.


He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry it.


And for the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits with their three pillars and their three sockets.


Take hold of buckler and shield
And rise up for my help.


and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the rear side to the west.


“When your fathers tested Me,
They tried Me, though they had seen My work.


and said, “Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food,


Beside the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west side, Gad, one portion.


As the name of your sister Sodom was not heard from your lips in your day of pride,


Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
To Israel as an everlasting covenant,


It shall be an allotment to them from the allotment of the land, a most holy place, by the border of the Levites.


For He remembered His holy word
With Abraham His servant;


Let his children wander about and beg;
And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes.


“Therefore her young men will fall in her streets,
And all her men of war will be silenced in that day,” declares the Lord.


“How the city of praise has not been deserted,
The town of My joy!


Your testimonies are righteous forever;
Give me understanding that I may live.


Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “If I tell you, will you not certainly put me to death? Besides, if I give you advice, you will not listen to me.”


They did not remember His power,
The day when He redeemed them from the adversary,


“The enemy will not deceive him,
Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.


and their grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for each bull, two-tenths for the one ram,


You are resplendent,
More majestic than the mountains of prey.


But my enemies are vigorous and strong,
And many are those who hate me wrongfully.


their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bull, for the ram and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;


So he said, “Now let it also be according to your words; he with whom it is found shall be my slave, and the rest of you shall be innocent.”


Their numbered men by their families were 3,200.


The moon and stars to rule by night,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.


They were hungry and thirsty;
Their soul fainted within them.


For seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.


The thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits. But the free space between the side chambers belonging to the temple


The guardrooms of the gate toward the east numbered three on each side; the three of them had the same measurement. The side pillars also had the same measurement on each side.


So they prepared the present for Joseph’s coming at noon; for they had heard that they were to eat a meal there.


But turned back and acted treacherously like their fathers;
They turned aside like a treacherous bow.


“Behold, He struck the rock so that waters gushed out,
And streams were overflowing;
Can He give bread also?
Will He provide meat for His people?”


On its ruin all the birds of the heavens will dwell, and all the beasts of the field will be on its fallen branches


Do good, O Lord, to those who are good
And to those who are upright in their hearts.


You give to them, they gather it up;
You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.


But if you keep refusing to go out, this is the word which the Lord has shown me:


The anger of God rose against them
And killed some of their stoutest ones,
And subdued the choice men of Israel.


Add iniquity to their iniquity,
And may they not come into Your righteousness.


Pour out Your indignation on them,
And may Your burning anger overtake them.


So they will make him stumble;
Their own tongue is against them;
All who see them will shake the head.


Destruction is in her midst;
Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets.


They have bowed down and fallen,
But we have risen and stood upright.


The Lord said, “I will bring them back from Bashan.
I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;


I cried to Him with my mouth,
And He was extolled with my tongue.


Our heart has not turned back,
And our steps have not deviated from Your way,


Destroy them in wrath, destroy them that they may be no more;
That men may know that God rules in Jacob
To the ends of the earth. Selah.


Thus the thing was right in the sight of the king and all the assembly.


nor to build ourselves houses to dwell in; and we do not have vineyard or field or seed.


So the sons of Israel gave to the Levites the cities with their pasture lands.


Then he led me toward the south, and behold, there was a gate toward the south; and he measured its side pillars and its porches according to those same measurements.


But we said, ‘We cannot go down. If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go down; for we cannot see the man’s face unless our youngest brother is with us.’


The city shall have open spaces: on the north 250 cubits, on the south 250 cubits, on the east 250 cubits, and on the west 250 cubits.


Flash forth lightning and scatter them;
Send out Your arrows and confuse them.


He said, “What have they seen in your house?” So Hezekiah answered, “They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasuries that I have not shown them.”


Their soul abhorred all kinds of food,
And they drew near to the gates of death.


O Israel, hope in the Lord
From this time forth and forever.


Also He blesses them and they multiply greatly,
And He does not let their cattle decrease.


I sought Your favor with all my heart;
Be gracious to me according to Your word.


Many times He would deliver them;
They, however, were rebellious in their counsel,
And so sank down in their iniquity.


Judah became His sanctuary,
Israel, His dominion.


Therefore his people return to this place,
And waters of abundance are drunk by them.


or with any deadly object of stone, and without seeing it dropped on him so that he died, while he was not his enemy nor seeking his injury,


At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob,
Both rider and horse were cast into a dead sleep.


I have considered the days of old,
The years of long ago.


But as for me, I will declare it forever;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.


But You have saved us from our adversaries,
And You have put to shame those who hate us.


Moreover, he made all who were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand with him. So the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers.


For our soul has sunk down into the dust;
Our body cleaves to the earth.


He will recompense the evil to my foes;
Destroy them in Your faithfulness.


Let those be appalled because of their shame
Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”


Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress;
Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me.


one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;


The remainder of the length alongside the holy allotment shall be 10,000 cubits toward the east and 10,000 toward the west; and it shall be alongside the holy allotment. And its produce shall be food for the workers of the city.


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 measured the width of the gateway, ten cubits, and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.


Yet hear now this word which I am about to speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people!


“Surely I will not enter my house,
Nor lie on my bed;


Sharp arrows of the warrior,
With the burning coals of the broom tree.


My zeal has consumed me,
Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.


They attack, they lurk,
They watch my steps,
As they have waited to take my life.


Consider how I love Your precepts;
Revive me, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness.


You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.


“I shall also set his hand on the sea
And his right hand on the rivers.


“I would hasten to my place of refuge
From the stormy wind and tempest.”


Let those who are adversaries of my soul be ashamed and consumed;
Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor, who seek to injure me.


Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles,
Because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger.


You cause us to turn back from the adversary;
And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.


The voice of the Lord hews out flames of fire.


Now the king of Aram had commanded the captains of his chariots, saying, “Do not fight with small or great, but with the king of Israel alone.”


and a bulb was under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.


Beside the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, Asher, one portion.


one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;


Let our garners be full, furnishing every kind of produce,
And our flocks bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields;


Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed
Who fears the Lord.


But in the midst of the uncircumcised you will be broken and lie with those slain by the sword.


Therefore you should now clearly understand that you will die by the sword, by famine and by pestilence, in the place where you wish to go to reside.


The Lord is righteous;
He has cut in two the cords of the wicked.


Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause;
Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.


Let my supplication come before You;
Deliver me according to Your word.


Salvation is far from the wicked,
For they do not seek Your statutes.


Like fire that burns the forest
And like a flame that sets the mountains on fire,


Plead my cause and redeem me;
Revive me according to Your word.


What ails you, O sea, that you flee?
O Jordan, that you turn back?


Help me, O Lord my God;
Save me according to Your lovingkindness.


The descendants of His servants will inherit it,
And those who love His name will dwell in it.


And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom
The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.


They will be delivered over to the power of the sword;
They will be a prey for foxes.


Behold, they belch forth with their mouth;
Swords are in their lips,
For, they say, “Who hears?”


Because of wickedness, cast them forth,
In anger put down the peoples, O God!


Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right
And to my cause, my God and my Lord.


When Hezekiah and the rulers came and saw the heaps, they blessed the Lord and His people Israel.


Its side pillars were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars on each side, and its stairway had eight steps.


When the wind has passed over it, it is no more,
And its place acknowledges it no longer.


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;


“I will lay waste your cities
And you will become a desolation.
Then you will know that I am the Lord.


one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;


As for My flock, they must eat what you tread down with your feet and drink what you foul with your feet!’”


With which the reaper does not fill his hand,
Or the binder of sheaves his bosom;


“Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt,
And they will know that I am the Lord.”’”


And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies
And destroy all those who afflict my soul,
For I am Your servant.


To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord
An ordinance for Israel—
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.


Be surety for Your servant for good;
Do not let the arrogant oppress me.


Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,
So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.


The cords of the wicked have encircled me,
But I have not forgotten Your law.


Turn away my reproach which I dread,
For Your ordinances are good.


Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds,
And the plague broke out among them.


He made him lord of his house
And ruler over all his possessions,


When He rained meat upon them like the dust,
Even winged fowl like the sand of the seas,


Consider the covenant;
For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.


They wander about for food
And growl if they are not satisfied.


Day and night they go around her upon her walls,
And iniquity and mischief are in her midst.


He will cut off the spirit of princes;
He is feared by the kings of the earth.


Yes, I am like a man who does not hear,
And in whose mouth are no arguments.


He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.


one male goat for a sin offering;


one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;


I will fill its mountains with its slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those slain by the sword will fall.


Exclusive of the property of the Levites and the property of the city, which are in the middle of that which belongs to the prince, everything between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin shall be for the prince.


Corresponding to the openings of the chambers which were toward the south was an opening at the head of the way, the way in front of the wall toward the east, as one enters them.


Then he brought me out into the outer court and led me across to the four corners of the court; and behold, in every corner of the court there was a small court.


And I will punish those who live in the land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, with the sword, with famine and with pestilence.


It is burned with fire, it is cut down;
They perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.


Until I find a place for the Lord,
A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”


He gave also their crops to the grasshopper
And the product of their labor to the locust.


He brought forth streams also from the rock
And caused waters to run down like rivers.


I went about as though it were my friend or brother;
I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother.


Then all the officials came to Jeremiah and questioned him. So he reported to them in accordance with all these words which the king had commanded; and they ceased speaking with him, since the conversation had not been overheard.


I hope for Your salvation, O Lord,
And do Your commandments.


Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord,
And do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out.


That your foot may shatter them in blood,
The tongue of your dogs may have its portion from your enemies.”


Now the rest of the acts of Josiah and his deeds of devotion as written in the law of the Lord,


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;


Our father said, ‘Go back, buy us a little food.’


Its porches were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, on each side, and its stairway had eight steps.


If you send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food.


Beside the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side, Simeon, one portion.


To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts
And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.


The pavement (that is, the lower pavement) was by the side of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates.


To Him who smote great kings,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,


I will also show you compassion, so that he will have compassion on you and restore you to your own soil.


The arrogant have dug pits for me,
Men who are not in accord with Your law.


And they asked Baruch, saying, “Tell us, please, how did you write all these words? Was it at his dictation?”


His heart is upheld, he will not fear,
Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries.


“Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.


They crush Your people, O Lord,
And afflict Your heritage.


Their heart is covered with fat,
But I delight in Your law.


Because of Your indignation and Your wrath,
For You have lifted me up and cast me away.


Every morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land,
So as to cut off from the city of the Lord all those who do iniquity.


For they do not speak peace,
But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.


For judgment will again be righteous,
And all the upright in heart will follow it.


Though while he lives he congratulates himself—
And though men praise you when you do well for yourself—


They opened their mouth wide against me;
They said, “Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!”


and the one sea and the twelve oxen under the sea;


their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;


He overlaid it with pure gold, its top and its sides all around, and its horns; and he made a gold molding for it all around.


Then they said to him, “No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.


They give drink to every beast of the field;
The wild donkeys quench their thirst.


He casts forth His ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?


So I have told you today, but you have not obeyed the Lord your God, even in whatever He has sent me to tell you.


and the Lord has brought it on and done just as He promised. Because you people sinned against the Lord and did not listen to His voice, therefore this thing has happened to you.


They said to him, “Sit down, please, and read it to us.” So Baruch read it to them.


By the way that he came, by the same he will return, and he will not come to this city,’ declares the Lord.


I will not give sleep to my eyes
Or slumber to my eyelids,


For there thrones were set for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.


When they are diminished and bowed down
Through oppression, misery and sorrow,


Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
As the portion of your inheritance,”


That You may grant him relief from the days of adversity,
Until a pit is dug for the wicked.


You caused judgment to be heard from heaven;
The earth feared and was still


“I would quickly subdue their enemies
And turn My hand against their adversaries.


Let not the oppressed return dishonored;
Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.


How they are destroyed in a moment!
They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!


Let those be turned back because of their shame
Who say, “Aha, aha!”


They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing;
They will enter into the King’s palace.


and so for the other side. On both sides of the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three sockets.


Then they hurried, each man lowered his sack to the ground, and each man opened his sack.


one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;


But we said to my lord, ‘The lad cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.’


When they go in, the prince shall go in among them; and when they go out, he shall go out.


therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:


Its porches were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight steps.


He brought me into the inner court toward the east. And he measured the gate according to those same measurements.


There were seven steps going up to it, and its porches were in front of them; and it had palm tree ornaments on its side pillars, one on each side.


And slew mighty kings,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting:


They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths;
Their soul melted away in their misery.


With a strong hand and an outstretched arm,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.


“As for the head of those who surround me,
May the mischief of their lips cover them.


Thus says the Lord, ‘This city will certainly be given into the hand of the army of the king of Babylon and he will capture it.’”


Blessed be the Lord,
Who has not given us to be torn by their teeth.