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Then he ran to Eli and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he said, "I did not call, lie down again." So he went and lay down.
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Then I said, "My lord, what are these?" And the angel who was speaking with me said to me, "I will show you what these are."
and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name."
Then He said to me, "Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them.
So the 300 men took the people's provisions and their trumpets into their hands. And Gideon sent all the other men of Israel, each to his tent, but retained the 300 men; and the camp of Midian was below him in the valley.
So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.
Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the people.
"But you are profaning it, in that you say, 'The table of the Lord is defiled, and as for its fruit, its food is to be despised.'
They do not crowd each other, They march everyone in his path; When they burst through the defenses, They do not break ranks.
A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.
"And those who bow down on the housetops to the host of heaven, And those who bow down and swear to the LORD and yet swear by Milcom,
Now the bronze altar, which Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, was there before the tabernacle of the LORD, and Solomon and the assembly sought it out.
"How have the mighty fallen, And the weapons of war perished!"
now therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the kindness that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have sojourned."
"Can anyone teach God knowledge, In that He judges those on high?
Drinks were served in golden vessels of various kinds, and the royal wine was plentiful according to the king's bounty.
And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.
So it came about at the time when Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been given to David, that she was given to Adriel the Meholathite for a wife.
Whenever the living beings moved, the wheels moved with them And whenever the living beings rose from the earth, the wheels rose also.
And all the people saw him walking and praising God;
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your forefathers as the earliest fruit on the fig tree in its first season But they came to Baal-peor and devoted themselves to shame, And they became as detestable as that which they loved.
but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
"If you would direct your heart right And spread out your hand to Him,
'Then he shall tear it by its wings, but shall not sever it And the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar on the wood which is on the fire; it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.
So the angel who was speaking with me answered and said to me, "Do you not know what these are?" And I said, "No, my lord."
Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
"We captured all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we did not take from them: sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
Now it was a Sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
[When he had spoken these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves.]
But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,
so that no one would say you were baptized in my name.
As the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth resounded.
So Joshua sent them away, and they went to the place of ambush and remained between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai; but Joshua spent that night among the people.
So the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify about Him.
And it will be that like a hunted gazelle, Or like sheep with none to gather them, They will each turn to his own people, And each one flee to his own land.
sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
and four carts and eight oxen he gave to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
And Daniel continued until the first year of Cyrus the king.
Then Esther summoned Hathach from the king's eunuchs, whom the king had appointed to attend her, and ordered him to go to Mordecai to learn what this was and why it was.
He said to her, "Give me your son." Then he took him from her bosom and carried him up to the upper room where he was living, and laid him on his own bed.
"However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen."
yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.
For I will make Samaria a heap of ruins in the open country, Planting places for a vineyard I will pour her stones down into the valley And will lay bare her foundations.
But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed.
"Now, behold, Adonijah is king; and now, my lord the king, you do not know it.
Queen Vashti also gave a banquet for the women in the palace which belonged to King Ahasuerus.
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Edom and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because he pursued his brother with the sword, While he stifled his compassion; His anger also tore continually, And he maintained his fury forever.
I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers,
As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant with you, I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.
You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in."
and are proclaiming customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being Romans."
So Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and Manasseh his son became king in his place.
When these lepers came to the outskirts of the camp, they entered one tent and ate and drank, and carried from there silver and gold and clothes, and went and hid them; and they returned and entered another tent and carried from there also, and went and hid them.
"So I will send fire upon the wall of Tyre And it will consume her citadels."
Then Bathsheba bowed and prostrated herself before the king. And the king said, "What do you wish?"
I will bear the indignation of the LORD Because I have sinned against Him, Until He pleads my case and executes justice for me He will bring me out to the light, And I will see His righteousness.
Gilead is a city of wrongdoers, Tracked with bloody footprints.
So the angel who was speaking with me said to me, "Proclaim, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and Zion.
In fierce anger He has cut off All the strength of Israel; He has drawn back His right hand From before the enemy And He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire Consuming round about.
the commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, stating that he should be examined by scourging so that he might find out the reason why they were shouting against him that way.
"I went out full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the LORD has witnessed against me and the Almighty has afflicted me?"
Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.
Now Jehu came out to the servants of his master, and one said to him, "Is all well? Why did this mad fellow come to you?" And he said to them, "You know very well the man and his talk."
"Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;
The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Diphath, and Togarmah.
As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams.
Then they arose and went to Ziph before Saul. Now David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah to the south of Jeshimon.
But with an overflowing flood He will make a complete end of its site, And will pursue His enemies into darkness.
When the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, "The ark of the God of Israel must not remain with us, for His hand is severe on us and on Dagon our god."
The second woe is past; behold, the third woe is coming quickly.
They said to her, "You are out of your mind!" But she kept insisting that it was so. They kept saying, "It is his angel."
And the king of Jericho sent word to Rahab, saying, "Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the land."
When Elisha became sick with the illness of which he was to die, Joash the king of Israel came down to him and wept over him and said, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!"
and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, because of the provocation with which you have provoked Me to anger, and because you have made Israel sin.
"Now, O LORD God, Your promise to my father David is fulfilled, for You have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.
"Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field;
Then Seth lived eight hundred and seven years after he became the father of Enosh, and he had other sons and daughters.
"For now You number my steps, You do not observe my sin.
"You also say, 'My, how tiresome it is!' And you disdainfully sniff at it," says the LORD of hosts, "and you bring what was taken by robbery and what is lame or sick; so you bring the offering! Should I receive that from your hand?" says the LORD.
and afterward there was a continual burnt offering, also for the new moons and for all the fixed festivals of the LORD that were consecrated, and from everyone who offered a freewill offering to the LORD.
"Therefore the LORD has kept the calamity in store and brought it on us; for the LORD our God is righteous with respect to all His deeds which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice.
"Behold fire came down from heaven and consumed the first two captains of fifty with their fifties; but now let my life be precious in your sight."
"Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; make it deep as Sheol or high as heaven."
And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?"
I was crying to the LORD with my voice, And He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah.
"And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come.
When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, "Do not weep."
On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for the dedication of the altar they observed seven days and the feast seven days.
For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.
Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme.
(for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds),
Asahel the brother of Joab was among the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him."
Wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go in that direction. And the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.
For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed,
for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name's sake."
Now as I looked at the living beings, behold, there was one wheel on the earth beside the living beings, for each of the four of them.
When Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced greatly and said, "Blessed be the LORD today, who has given to David a wise son over this great people."
"He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love.
and he said to Him, "All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me."
But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king's command delivered by the eunuchs. Then the king became very angry and his wrath burned within him.
"Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life, for you are safe with me."
So the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, departed and came to the house of Ish-bosheth in the heat of the day while he was taking his midday rest.
"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.'
"For all His ordinances were before me, And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them.
For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter.
"Their king will go into exile, He and his princes together," says the LORD.
He also removed Maacah, the mother of King Asa, from the position of queen mother, because she had made a horrid image as an Asherah, and Asa cut down her horrid image, crushed it and burned it at the brook Kidron.
Because of this I must lament and wail, I must go barefoot and naked; I must make a lament like the jackals And a mourning like the ostriches.
but when he was in Rome, he eagerly searched for me and found me--
And behold, the angel who was speaking with me was going out, and another angel was coming out to meet him,
"FEAR NOT, DAUGHTER OF ZION; BEHOLD, YOUR KING IS COMING, SEATED ON A DONKEY'S COLT."
'Seven days there shall be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eats what is leavened, that person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land.
The king called aloud to bring in the conjurers, the Chaldeans and the diviners The king spoke and said to the wise men of Babylon, "Any man who can read this inscription and explain its interpretation to me shall be clothed with purple and have a necklace of gold around his neck, and have authority as third ruler in the kingdom."
And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!
that is, to pass your way into Macedonia, and again from Macedonia to come to you, and by you to be helped on my journey to Judea.
The seeds shrivel under their clods; The storehouses are desolate, The barns are torn down, For the grain is dried up.
And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed." And the servant was healed that very moment.
for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either.
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith,
Immediately Jesus, aware in His spirit that they were reasoning that way within themselves, said to them, "Why are you reasoning about these things in your hearts?
"When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Work a miracle,' then you shall say to Aaron, 'Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.'"
It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.
In the midst of the living beings there was something that looked like burning coals of fire, like torches darting back and forth among the living beings. The fire was bright, and lightning was flashing from the fire.
'Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
of Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni;
Then one of the young men said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent in speech, and a handsome man; and the LORD is with him."
"And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores,
"AND THEY SHALL NOT TEACH EVERYONE HIS FELLOW CITIZEN, AND EVERYONE HIS BROTHER, SAYING, 'KNOW THE LORD,' FOR ALL WILL KNOW ME, FROM THE LEAST TO THE GREATEST OF THEM.
to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)--well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me.
'The entrails, however, and the legs he shall wash with water. And the priest shall offer all of it, and offer it up in smoke on the altar; it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.
And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind.
The LORD said to the sons of Israel, "Did I not deliver you from the Egyptians, the Amorites, the sons of Ammon, and the Philistines?
and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions."
But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus.
If they were all one member, where would the body be?
'You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north,
"If thieves came to you, If robbers by night-- O how you will be ruined!-- Would they not steal only until they had enough? If grape gatherers came to you, Would they not leave some gleanings?
Then the angel of the LORD said, "O LORD of hosts, how long will You have no compassion for Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, with which You have been indignant these seventy years?"
'Then the anointed priest is to take some of the blood of the bull and bring it to the tent of meeting,
Now there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
She said to him, "My lord, you swore to your maidservant by the LORD your God, saying, 'Surely your son Solomon shall be king after me and he shall sit on my throne.'
'Then why did you not put my money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?'
just as you also partially did understand us, that we are your reason to be proud as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.
"The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.
to bring Queen Vashti before the king with her royal crown in order to display her beauty to the people and the princes, for she was beautiful.
Then he said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Because you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron--is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of His word?--therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.'"
These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.
Then the men of Judah came and there anointed David king over the house of Judah And they told David, saying, "It was the men of Jabesh-gilead who buried Saul."
They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like soldiers; And they each march in line, Nor do they deviate from their paths.
Tell it not in Gath, Weep not at all. At Beth-le-aphrah roll yourself in the dust.
'The LORD your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are this day like the stars of heaven in number.
Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
"Then I will turn your festivals into mourning And all your songs into lamentation; And I will bring sackcloth on everyone's loins And baldness on every head And I will make it like a time of mourning for an only son, And the end of it will be like a bitter day.
"But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom;
Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times--for it was the custom of the king so to speak before all who knew law and justice
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, "Go down, warn the people, so that they do not break through to the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.
"Let the king appoint overseers in all the provinces of his kingdom that they may gather every beautiful young virgin to the citadel of Susa, to the harem, into the custody of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let their cosmetics be given them.
So he listened to them in this matter and tested them for ten days.
which You have commanded by Your servants the prophets, saying, 'The land which you are entering to possess is an unclean land with the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, with their abominations which have filled it from end to end and with their impurity.
Those who ate delicacies Are desolate in the streets; Those reared in purple Embrace ash pits.
Now in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, they wrote an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
Then Saul sent messengers to take David, but when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing and presiding over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and they also prophesied.
When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, make every effort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted.
And those who have turned back from following the LORD, And those who have not sought the LORD or inquired of Him."
Solomon went up there before the LORD to the bronze altar which was at the tent of meeting, and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it.
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.
Then the sons of Judah fought against Jerusalem and captured it and struck it with the edge of the sword and set the city on fire.
"I will go down now, and see if they have done entirely according to its outcry, which has come to Me; and if not, I will know."
Ashhur, the father of Tekoa, had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
then you shall investigate and search out and inquire thoroughly. If it is true and the matter established that this abomination has been done among you,
The remnant of Jacob Will be among the nations, Among many peoples Like a lion among the beasts of the forest, Like a young lion among flocks of sheep, Which, if he passes through, Tramples down and tears, And there is none to rescue.
When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the LORD and those who praised Him in holy attire, as they went out before the army and said, "Give thanks to the LORD, for His lovingkindness is everlasting."
"So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and experienced men, and appointed them heads over you, leaders of thousands and of hundreds, of fifties and of tens, and officers for your tribes.
"Or what great nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole law which I am setting before you today?
He also placed the turban on his head, and on the turban, at its front, he placed the golden plate, the holy crown, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians as well as on all the Egyptians.
Whatever you devise against the LORD, He will make a complete end of it. Distress will not rise up twice.
(Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold according to all his desire), then King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
And each went straight forward; wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go, without turning as they went.
I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate,
But Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They said to Him, "We are able."
The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim and Rodanim.
"Yet there will be a tenth portion in it, And it will again be subject to burning, Like a terebinth or an oak Whose stump remains when it is felled The holy seed is its stump."
For this is not for the ease of others and for your affliction, but by way of equality--
So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, "A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man."
The doorway for the lowest side chamber was on the right side of the house; and they would go up by winding stairs to the middle story, and from the middle to the third.
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours Therefore acknowledge such men.
"O how Esau will be ransacked, And his hidden treasures searched out!
Zion will be redeemed with justice And her repentant ones with righteousness.
"Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep before me, saying, 'Give us meat that we may eat!'
Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
So he forsook the LORD, the God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the LORD.
All this I have seen and applied my mind to every deed that has been done under the sun wherein a man has exercised authority over another man to his hurt.
of Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai;
I said to the king, "Let the king live forever Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?"
"He who hates Me hates My Father also.
"The wise men are put to shame, They are dismayed and caught; Behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, And what kind of wisdom do they have?
So Bathsheba went in to the king in the bedroom. Now the king was very old, and Abishag the Shunammite was ministering to the king.
And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God,
For the one concerning whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar.
And they had forgotten to take bread, and did not have more than one loaf in the boat with them.
Afterward the sons of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites living in the hill country and in the Negev and in the lowland.
But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.
"Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today;
And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty.
The LORD answered the angel who was speaking with me with gracious words, comforting words.
So he went after the man of God and found him sitting under an oak; and he said to him, "Are you the man of God who came from Judah?" And he said, "I am."
Toi sent Joram his son to King David to greet him and bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him; for Hadadezer had been at war with Toi. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold and of bronze.
The strutting rooster, the male goat also, And a king when his army is with him.
Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?
but taking leave of them and saying, "I will return to you again if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.
"Not so! Go now, the men among you, and serve the LORD, for that is what you desire." So they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.
that they were saying to you, "In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts."
For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.
"Lift up a standard toward Zion! Seek refuge, do not stand still, For I am bringing evil from the north, And great destruction.
The king made of the almug trees supports for the house of the LORD and for the king's house, also lyres and harps for the singers; such almug trees have not come in again nor have they been seen to this day.
yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.
and, 'ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.'"
A wise man scales the city of the mighty And brings down the stronghold in which they trust.
David became angry because of the LORD'S outburst against Uzzah, and that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day.
'But if his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering from the turtledoves or from young pigeons.
"Nothing remains for him to devour, Therefore his prosperity does not endure.
"If you will fear the LORD and serve Him, and listen to His voice and not rebel against the command of the LORD, then both you and also the king who reigns over you will follow the LORD your God.
"You will bring them and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, The place, O LORD, which You have made for Your dwelling, The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.
Ephraim mixes himself with the nations; Ephraim has become a cake not turned.
"Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.
Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him.
The king of Israel went out and struck the horses and chariots, and killed the Arameans with a great slaughter.
They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet:
WHERE YOUR FATHERS TRIED Me BY TESTING Me, AND SAW MY WORKS FOR FORTY YEARS.
"Then let our appearance be observed in your presence and the appearance of the youths who are eating the king's choice food; and deal with your servants according to what you see."
'Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.'
"From now on I am telling you before it comes to pass, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am He.
Even the beasts of the field pant for You; For the water brooks are dried up And fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.
and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men
But if the ministry of death, in letters engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, fading as it was,
"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?
"But the children rebelled against Me; they did not walk in My statutes, nor were they careful to observe My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live; they profaned My sabbaths. So I resolved to pour out My wrath on them, to accomplish My anger against them in the wilderness.
"Now therefore, make confession to the LORD God of your fathers and do His will; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives."
Then David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their relatives the singers, with instruments of music, harps, lyres, loud-sounding cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.
"Also, I will have no compassion on her children, Because they are children of harlotry.
Passing through the street near her corner; And he takes the way to her house,
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not so that you would be made sorrowful, but that you might know the love which I have especially for you.
"But many who are first will be last, and the last, first."
and were close to him: Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media who had access to the king's presence and sat in the first place in the kingdom--
'He shall then cut it into its pieces with its head and its suet, and the priest shall arrange them on the wood which is on the fire that is on the altar.
"Therefore if God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?"
and sold the sons of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks in order to remove them far from their territory,
"For your servant knows that I have sinned; therefore behold, I have come today, the first of all the house of Joseph to go down to meet my lord the king."
'It came about, when Pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go, that the LORD killed every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast. Therefore, I sacrifice to the LORD the males, the first offspring of every womb, but every firstborn of my sons I redeem.'
in no way alarmed by your opponents--which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.
"Then you will know that I have sent this commandment to you, that My covenant may continue with Levi," says the LORD of hosts.
Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am planning against this family a calamity From which you cannot remove your necks; And you will not walk haughtily, For it will be an evil time.
How the beasts groan! The herds of cattle wander aimlessly Because there is no pasture for them; Even the flocks of sheep suffer.
"So I will kindle a fire on the wall of Rabbah And it will consume her citadels Amid war cries on the day of battle, And a storm on the day of tempest.
For her wound is incurable, For it has come to Judah; It has reached the gate of my people, Even to Jerusalem.
And the people will be oppressed, Each one by another, and each one by his neighbor; The youth will storm against the elder And the inferior against the honorable.
"If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored; If you remove unrighteousness far from your tent,
keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.
I said to myself, "Behold, I have magnified and increased wisdom more than all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has observed a wealth of wisdom and knowledge."
Solomon said to God, "You have dealt with my father David with great lovingkindness, and have made me king in his place.
"For the queen's conduct will become known to all the women causing them to look with contempt on their husbands by saying, 'King Ahasuerus commanded Queen Vashti to be brought in to his presence, but she did not come.'
Like tangled thorns, And like those who are drunken with their drink, They are consumed As stubble completely withered.
They began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread.
and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!"
Mizraim became the father of the people of Lud, Anam, Lehab, Naphtuh,
But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.
Then he arose and departed and went to Samaria. On the way while he was at Beth-eked of the shepherds,
so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.
For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.
In that night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, "Ask what I shall give you."
So Ahaziah died according to the word of the LORD which Elijah had spoken. And because he had no son, Jehoram became king in his place in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah.
"It shall be when he lies down, that you shall notice the place where he lies, and you shall go and uncover his feet and lie down; then he will tell you what you shall do."
Then, when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat; and they were frightened.
"I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy falsely in My name, saying, 'I had a dream, I had a dream!'
'He shall also bring his guilt offering to the LORD for his sin which he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat as a sin offering. So the priest shall make atonement on his behalf for his sin.
Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed and began running up to greet Him.
God said to Solomon, "Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king,
She said, "Oh, my lord! As your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you, praying to the LORD.
"They are dreaded and feared; Their justice and authority originate with themselves.
"And with a pillar of cloud You led them by day, And with a pillar of fire by night To light for them the way In which they were to go.
Six were born to him in Hebron, and there he reigned seven years and six months. And in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years.
In this confidence I intended at first to come to you, so that you might twice receive a blessing;
So he sent letters to all the king's provinces, to each province according to its script and to every people according to their language, that every man should be the master in his own house and the one who speaks in the language of his own people.
"But I am very angry with the nations who are at ease; for while I was only a little angry, they furthered the disaster."
Then the word of the LORD came to Zechariah saying,
for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,
He said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will come to help you.
so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.
Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself So they said to him, "You are not also one of His disciples, are you?" He denied it, and said, "I am not."
"Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document so that it may not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked."
The porch which was in front of the house was as long as the width of the house, twenty cubits, and the height 120; and inside he overlaid it with pure gold.
For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race.
The servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon who brought gold from Ophir, also brought algum trees and precious stones.
You are already filled, you have already become rich, you have become kings without us; and indeed, I wish that you had become kings so that we also might reign with you.
Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah,
Now in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth of the month, the cloud was lifted from over the tabernacle of the testimony;
Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it for a whole burnt offering to the LORD; and Samuel cried to the LORD for Israel and the LORD answered him.
But the LORD said to Moses, "If her father had but spit in her face, would she not bear her shame for seven days? Let her be shut up for seven days outside the camp, and afterward she may be received again."
From you has gone forth One who plotted evil against the LORD, A wicked counselor.
"You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away Why?" declares the LORD of hosts, "Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house.
"Will they not teach you and tell you, And bring forth words from their minds?
Then Omri and all Israel with him went up from Gibbethon and besieged Tirzah.
Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the customs which Israel had introduced.
The angel of the LORD said to Elijah, "Go down with him; do not be afraid of him." So he arose and went down with him to the king.
"If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry;
So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.
'How can I alone bear the load and burden of you and your strife?
"As for you now, my lord the king, the eyes of all Israel are on you, to tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him.
You observe days and months and seasons and years.
Has not food been cut off before our eyes, Gladness and joy from the house of our God?
"If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.
Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith Do not be conceited, but fear;
because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints;
for they gave that to those who did the work, and with it they repaired the house of the LORD.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD.
who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.
David said on that day, "Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him reach the lame and the blind, who are hated by David's soul, through the water tunnel." Therefore they say, "The blind or the lame shall not come into the house."
and they were taking note of him as being the one who used to sit at the Beautiful Gate of the temple to beg alms, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
From the priests were Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jachin,
Then King Ahaz cut off the borders of the stands, and removed the laver from them; he also took down the sea from the bronze oxen which were under it and put it on a pavement of stone.
Then Pharaoh called Abram and said, "What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?
"Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city."
At the same time too, he was hoping that money would be given him by Paul; therefore he also used to send for him quite often and converse with him.
"He has sacrificed oxen and fatlings and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the sons of the king and Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander of the army, but he has not invited Solomon your servant.
as unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we live; as punished yet not put to death,
The drinking was done according to the law, there was no compulsion, for so the king had given orders to each official of his household that he should do according to the desires of each person.
Be silent before the Lord GOD! For the day of the LORD is near, For the LORD has prepared a sacrifice, He has consecrated His guests.
Therefore there arose a discussion on the part of John's disciples with a Jew about purification.
But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property.
Even saying these things, with difficulty they restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.
I also heard the sound of their wings like the sound of abundant waters as they went, like the voice of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army camp; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings.
After him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighty men.
"Again, proclaim, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "My cities will again overflow with prosperity, and the LORD will again comfort Zion and again choose Jerusalem."'"
of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;
"And they will pass through the sea of distress And He will strike the waves in the sea, So that all the depths of the Nile will dry up; And the pride of Assyria will be brought down And the scepter of Egypt will depart.
Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.
"Otherwise it will come about, as soon as my lord the king sleeps with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be considered offenders."
keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
"If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' you shall say, 'The Lord has need of it.'"
But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always think kindly of us, longing to see us just as we also long to see you,
saying, "Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever Amen."
For thus the LORD spoke to me with mighty power and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,
He said to them, "Come, and you will see." So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.
"I will also appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may live in their own place and not be disturbed again, nor will the wicked afflict them any more as formerly,
"Then the magicians, the conjurers, the Chaldeans and the diviners came in and I related the dream to them, but they could not make its interpretation known to me.
nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.
Yet the people do not turn back to Him who struck them, Nor do they seek the LORD of hosts.
having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.
"The LORD has removed men far away, And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
"Then they will sweep through like the wind and pass on But they will be held guilty, They whose strength is their god."
"Their horses are swifter than leopards And keener than wolves in the evening Their horsemen come galloping, Their horsemen come from afar; They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour.
"So I will send fire upon Teman And it will consume the citadels of Bozrah."
'You shall make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause My name to be remembered, I will come to you and bless you.
But now there are many members, but one body.
So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, "I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the pomp of his haughtiness."
Others were saying, "These are not the sayings of one demon-possessed A demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can he?"
and the sixth, Ithream, by David's wife Eglah. These were born to David at Hebron.
Go on your way, inhabitant of Shaphir, in shameful nakedness The inhabitant of Zaanan does not escape. The lamentation of Beth-ezel: "He will take from you its support."
and so as to teach the sons of Israel all the statutes which the LORD has spoken to them through Moses."
"Go up to the mountains, bring wood and rebuild the temple, that I may be pleased with it and be glorified," says the LORD.
'On the first day you shall have a holy assembly, and another holy assembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten by every person, that alone may be prepared by you.
'The priest shall bring it to the altar, and wring off its head and offer it up in smoke on the altar; and its blood is to be drained out on the side of the altar.
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of the sons of Ammon and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead In order to enlarge their borders.
YOU HAVE PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET " For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him.
Harness the chariot to the team of horses, O inhabitant of Lachish-- She was the beginning of sin To the daughter of Zion-- Because in you were found The rebellious acts of Israel.
Now David called him, and he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk; and in the evening he went out to lie on his bed with his lord's servants, but he did not go down to his house.
wisdom and knowledge have been granted to you. And I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings who were before you has possessed nor those who will come after you."
Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh, But I will come over her fair neck with a yoke; I will harness Ephraim, Judah will plow, Jacob will harrow for himself.
"This is the word that the LORD has spoken against him: 'She has despised you and mocked you, The virgin daughter of Zion; She has shaken her head behind you, The daughter of Jerusalem!
"Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, 'Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen, and judge righteously between a man and his fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him.
For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh.
"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.
For on the first of the first month he began to go up from Babylon; and on the first of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, because the good hand of his God was upon him.
experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
For amazement had seized him and all his companions because of the catch of fish which they had taken;
"But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
"Then it will come about on the day of the LORD'S sacrifice That I will punish the princes, the king's sons And all who clothe themselves with foreign garments.
And Caleb said, "The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will even give him my daughter Achsah for a wife."
"Take the ark of the LORD and place it on the cart; and put the articles of gold which you return to Him as a guilt offering in a box by its side. Then send it away that it may go.
"Then we set out from Horeb, and went through all that great and terrible wilderness which you saw on the way to the hill country of the Amorites, just as the LORD our God had commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea.
Then I said, "Lord, how long?" And He answered, "Until cities are devastated and without inhabitant, Houses are without people And the land is utterly desolate,
So Moses and Aaron took these men who had been designated by name,
"Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.
The king replied to the Chaldeans, "The command from me is firm: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you will be torn limb from limb and your houses will be made a rubbish heap.
So also the Lord directed those who proclaim the gospel to get their living from the gospel.
So King Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem and reigned. Now Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen from all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. And his mother's name was Naamah the Ammonitess.
"Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes," says the LORD of hosts.
They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth.
And the living beings ran to and fro like bolts of lightning.
"You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you!
storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
Pathrus, Casluh, from which the Philistines came, and Caphtor.
Then Joshua said to the people, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you."
"Why should I pardon you? Your sons have forsaken Me And sworn by those who are not gods When I had fed them to the full, They committed adultery And trooped to the harlot's house.
For the inhabitant of Maroth Becomes weak waiting for good, Because a calamity has come down from the LORD To the gate of Jerusalem.
The strong man will become tinder, His work also a spark. Thus they shall both burn together And there will be none to quench them.
For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His.
Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin.
And the crowds were questioning him, saying, "Then what shall we do?"
"I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; You have been very pleasant to me. Your love to me was more wonderful Than the love of women.
So the LORD cuts off head and tail from Israel, Both palm branch and bulrush in a single day.
and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ's sake.
The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters.
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.
These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.
The Jews then were astonished, saying, "How has this man become learned, having never been educated?"
Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; For his molten images are deceitful, And there is no breath in them.
Behold, on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace! Celebrate your feasts, O Judah; Pay your vows For never again will the wicked one pass through you; He is cut off completely.
"If you do this thing and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people also will go to their place in peace."
Those who desire to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, simply so that they will not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
Then from there he went against the inhabitants of Debir (now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher).
"Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who are prophesying in My name, although it was not I who sent them--yet they keep saying, 'There will be no sword or famine in this land'--by sword and famine those prophets shall meet their end!
"AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE."
as it is written, "HE WHO gathered MUCH DID NOT HAVE TOO MUCH, AND HE WHO gathered LITTLE HAD NO LACK."
But transgressors and sinners will be crushed together, And those who forsake the LORD will come to an end.
Cush became the father of Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
"Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be rebuilt; He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.
They will go with their flocks and herds To seek the LORD, but they will not find Him; He has withdrawn from them.
They told the king, saying, "Here is Nathan the prophet." And when he came in before the king, he prostrated himself before the king with his face to the ground.
When evening came, they would go out of the city.
it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon.
And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, behold, He is baptizing and all are coming to Him."
for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.
Thus the LORD said to me, "Go and stand in the public gate, through which the kings of Judah come in and go out, as well as in all the gates of Jerusalem;
Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, there were four horns.
"Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!
the ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Jews' enemy; but they did not lay their hands on the plunder.
At the end of ten days their appearance seemed better and they were fatter than all the youths who had been eating the king's choice food.
"But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.
And He was giving orders to them, saying, "Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."
The deliverers will ascend Mount Zion To judge the mountain of Esau, And the kingdom will be the LORD'S.
'You have granted me life and lovingkindness; And Your care has preserved my spirit.
"For he has gone down today and has sacrificed oxen and fatlings and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king's sons and the commanders of the army and Abiathar the priest, and behold, they are eating and drinking before him; and they say, 'Long live King Adonijah!'
But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
not boasting beyond our measure, that is, in other men's labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our sphere, enlarged even more by you,
"Then your mighty men will be dismayed, O Teman, So that everyone may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.
All her majesty Has departed from the daughter of Zion; Her princes have become like deer That have found no pasture; And they have fled without strength Before the pursuer.
"Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her."
Are You not from everlasting, O LORD, my God, my Holy One? We will not die You, O LORD, have appointed them to judge; And You, O Rock, have established them to correct.
'You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.
This also comes from the LORD of hosts, Who has made His counsel wonderful and His wisdom great.
And you neglected all my counsel And did not want my reproof;
And they all ate and were satisfied; and the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up, twelve baskets full.
So although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the offender nor for the sake of the one offended, but that your earnestness on our behalf might be made known to you in the sight of God.
"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'If any one of you or of your generations becomes unclean because of a dead person, or is on a distant journey, he may, however, observe the Passover to the LORD.
Therefore, I was not vacillating when I intended to do this, was I? Or what I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, so that with me there will be yes, yes and no, no at the same time?
"It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened."
"All the men allied with you Will send you forth to the border, And the men at peace with you Will deceive you and overpower you They who eat your bread Will set an ambush for you (There is no understanding in him.)
"HE WILL NOT QUARREL, NOR CRY OUT; NOR WILL ANYONE HEAR HIS VOICE IN THE STREETS.
I said, "What are these coming to do?" And he said, "These are the horns which have scattered Judah so that no man lifts up his head; but these craftsmen have come to terrify them, to throw down the horns of the nations who have lifted up their horns against the land of Judah in order to scatter it."
"They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns, They have strained themselves to no profit But be ashamed of your harvest Because of the fierce anger of the LORD."
But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.
and their kinsmen who performed the work of the temple, 822; and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah,
and they assembled all the congregation together on the first of the second month Then they registered by ancestry in their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, head by head,
And it will be, if ten men are left in one house, they will die.
But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.
When all Jabesh-gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,
at this present time your abundance being a supply for their need, so that their abundance also may become a supply for your need, that there may be equality;
and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.
But they urged Him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day is now nearly over." So He went in to stay with them.
His sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him.
Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?"
The king went out and all the people with him, and they stopped at the last house.
For where a covenant is, there must of necessity be the death of the one who made it.
Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions without turning as they moved.
For You have abandoned Your people, the house of Jacob, Because they are filled with influences from the east, And they are soothsayers like the Philistines, And they strike bargains with the children of foreigners.
For it is written, "I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE."
so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
"The second one married her, and died leaving behind no children; and the third likewise;
when we are slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things, even until now.
But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
'For before those days there was no wage for man or any wage for animal; and for him who went out or came in there was no peace because of his enemies, and I set all men one against another.
"They mock at kings And rulers are a laughing matter to them They laugh at every fortress And heap up rubble to capture it.
"Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
'I delivered you from the hands of the Egyptians and from the hands of all your oppressors, and dispossessed them before you and gave you their land,
To You, O LORD, I cry; For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness And the flame has burned up all the trees of the field.
"It came about at the end of forty days and nights that the LORD gave me the two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant.
"This day the ladies of Persia and Media who have heard of the queen's conduct will speak in the same way to all the king's princes, and there will be plenty of contempt and anger.
Therefore you will give parting gifts On behalf of Moresheth-gath; The houses of Achzib will become a deception To the kings of Israel.
"Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?"
This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,
and of the sons of Bani, Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah and 160 males with him;
'Therefore thus says the LORD, "I will return to Jerusalem with compassion; My house will be built in it," declares the LORD of hosts, "and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem."'
I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes,
how will the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory?
Whenever those went, these went; and whenever those stood still, these stood still. And whenever those rose from the earth, the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.
"After these things He gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.
of Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel;
This word pleased the king and the princes, and the king did as Memucan proposed.
He put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin.
Then at the end of the days which the king had specified for presenting them, the commander of the officials presented them before Nebuchadnezzar.
For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.
and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"
"Because of violence to your brother Jacob, You will be covered with shame, And you will be cut off forever.
"He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys and use them for his work.
The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, Aram, Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshech.
In the presence of the king and the princes, Memucan said, "Queen Vashti has wronged not only the king but also all the princes and all the peoples who are in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus.
"Moreover, I issue a decree concerning what you are to do for these elders of Judah in the rebuilding of this house of God: the full cost is to be paid to these people from the royal treasury out of the taxes of the provinces beyond the River, and that without delay.
"Would that God were willing to crush me, That He would loose His hand and cut me off!
How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?
and calling out, they were asking whether Simon, who was also called Peter, was staying there.
"For the day of the LORD draws near on all the nations As you have done, it will be done to you Your dealings will return on your own head.
"Is not your fear of God your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope?
But when Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.
"You answered me and said, 'The thing which you have said to do is good.'
"I said to you, 'You have come to the hill country of the Amorites which the LORD our God is about to give us.
'Or in case a man has no kinsman, but so recovers his means as to find sufficient for its redemption,
One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.
The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
Next to them Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz made repairs. And next to him Meshullam the son of Berechiah the son of Meshezabel made repairs. And next to him Zadok the son of Baana also made repairs.
As for Ephraim, their glory will fly away like a bird-- No birth, no pregnancy and no conception!
"These are they who were called of the congregation, the leaders of their fathers' tribes; they were the heads of divisions of Israel."
The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
They imported chariots from Egypt for 600 shekels of silver apiece and horses for 150 apiece, and by the same means they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.
Was any man called when he was already circumcised? He is not to become uncircumcised. Has anyone been called in uncircumcision? He is not to be circumcised.
the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites,
Then Nathan said, "My lord the king, have you said, 'Adonijah shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne'?
Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is unable to endure all his words.
Why have You made men like the fish of the sea, Like creeping things without a ruler over them?
'You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God's The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'
but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.
Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.
"Will I not on that day," declares the LORD, "Destroy wise men from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau?
For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you.
then he shall confess his sins which he has committed, and he shall make restitution in full for his wrong and add to it one-fifth of it, and give it to him whom he has wronged.
But Solomon did not make slaves for his work from the sons of Israel; they were men of war, his chief captains and commanders of his chariots and his horsemen.
Remember me for this, O my God, and do not blot out my loyal deeds which I have performed for the house of my God and its services.
They were enrolled by genealogy, according to their generations, heads of their fathers' households, 20,200 mighty men of valor.
Certainly I have not taken advantage of you through any of those whom I have sent to you, have I?
"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
'Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.'"
When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she came to the people in the house of the LORD.
"Those who were full hire themselves out for bread, But those who were hungry cease to hunger. Even the barren gives birth to seven, But she who has many children languishes.
Now King David was old, advanced in age; and they covered him with clothes, but he could not keep warm.
As to all my affairs, Tychicus, our beloved brother and faithful servant and fellow bond-servant in the Lord, will bring you information.
Canaan became the father of Sidon, his firstborn, Heth,
"I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, A haunt of jackals; And I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant."
"You have also appointed prophets to proclaim in Jerusalem concerning you, 'A king is in Judah!' And now it will be reported to the king according to these reports. So come now, let us take counsel together."
And He was saying, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
For if in anything I have boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before Titus proved to be the truth.
If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.
Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man.
'In the second month on the fourteenth day at twilight, they shall observe it; they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
Leaving them, He again embarked and went away to the other side.
"But if you declare the dream and its interpretation, you will receive from me gifts and a reward and great honor; therefore declare to me the dream and its interpretation."
"WHOSE MOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND BITTERNESS";
Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion; Declare among the peoples His deeds.
"But the LORD said to my father David, 'Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.
Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James and John; and Philip and Bartholomew;
As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.
(for He who effectually worked for Peter in his apostleship to the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles),
"The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
Now she sent and summoned Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh-naphtali, and said to him, "Behold, the LORD, the God of Israel, has commanded, 'Go and march to Mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand men from the sons of Naphtali and from the sons of Zebulun.
"So now, our God, listen to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplications, and for Your sake, O Lord, let Your face shine on Your desolate sanctuary.
Moreover, I will bring on you The one who takes possession, O inhabitant of Mareshah The glory of Israel will enter Adullam.
When Judah turned around, behold, they were attacked both front and rear; so they cried to the LORD, and the priests blew the trumpets.
Behold, while she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet came in.
"Also let the priests who come near to the LORD consecrate themselves, or else the LORD will break out against them."
The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there.
So the overseer continued to withhold their choice food and the wine they were to drink, and kept giving them vegetables.
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.
But by a prophet the LORD brought Israel from Egypt, And by a prophet he was kept.
For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.
Make yourself bald and cut off your hair, Because of the children of your delight; Extend your baldness like the eagle, For they will go from you into exile.
As for every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and conjurers who were in all his realm.
But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus.
And it was so, that when Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the LORD went forward and blew the trumpets; and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.
Is this blessing then on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say, "FAITH WAS CREDITED TO ABRAHAM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
and the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites,
If the serpent bites before being charmed, there is no profit for the charmer.
"There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no children.
Thus says the LORD, "Though they are at full strength and likewise many, Even so, they will be cut off and pass away Though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you no longer.
then the LORD will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.
It grew up to the host of heaven and caused some of the host and some of the stars to fall to the earth, and it trampled them down.
Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.
'I will bring you to the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I will give it to you for a possession; I am the LORD.'"
By Hodesh his wife he became the father of Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam,
In my ears the LORD of hosts has sworn, "Surely, many houses shall become desolate, Even great and fine ones, without occupants.
Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
When the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune time.
But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.
When He had said this, one of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus, saying, "Is that the way You answer the high priest?"
What I am saying, I am not saying as the Lord would, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.
"When He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land as an inheritance--all of which took about four hundred and fifty years.
And some tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"
and the priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD, and he will be forgiven for any one of the things which he may have done to incur guilt."
"But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith!
the Arvadites, the Zemarites and the Hamathites.
"He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties, and some to do his plowing and to reap his harvest and to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.
The LORD has issued a command concerning you: "Your name will no longer be perpetuated I will cut off idol and image From the house of your gods I will prepare your grave, For you are contemptible."
But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
"According to law, what is to be done with Queen Vashti, because she did not obey the command of King Ahasuerus delivered by the eunuchs?"
And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; or again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."
For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?
"When the strong ones went out, they were eager to go to patrol the earth." And He said, "Go, patrol the earth." So they patrolled the earth.
"The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.
They put forward false witnesses who said, "This man incessantly speaks against this holy place and the Law;
The closest relative said, "I cannot redeem it for myself, because I would jeopardize my own inheritance. Redeem it for yourself; you may have my right of redemption, for I cannot redeem it."
But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts,
"I commanded you at that time all the things that you should do.
and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon, a great number of people heard of all that He was doing and came to Him.
"One dies in his full strength, Being wholly at ease and satisfied;
"And behold, I will send the lad, saying, 'Go, find the arrows.' If I specifically say to the lad, 'Behold, the arrows are on this side of you, get them,' then come; for there is safety for you and no harm, as the LORD lives.
Then Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, "Please let us detain you so that we may prepare a young goat for you."
He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative Lot with his possessions, and also the women, and the people.
The descendants of the Kenite, Moses' father-in-law, went up from the city of palms with the sons of Judah, to the wilderness of Judah which is in the south of Arad; and they went and lived with the people.
"For I have assigned you a number of days corresponding to the years of their iniquity, three hundred and ninety days; thus you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.
And Caleb said, "The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him Achsah my daughter as a wife."
so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Then He said, "Put your hand into your bosom again." So he put his hand into his bosom again, and when he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was restored like the rest of his flesh.
It will become a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Champion, and He will deliver them.
and all that He did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon and to Og king of Bashan who was at Ashtaroth.
But none of the rest dared to associate with them; however, the people held them in high esteem.
"And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
"Then they took some of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us; and they brought us back a report and said, 'It is a good land which the LORD our God is about to give us.'
And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying,
So Solomon went from the high place which was at Gibeon, from the tent of meeting, to Jerusalem, and he reigned over Israel.
So they said to the blind man again, "What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?" And he said, "He is a prophet."
And there came a voice from above the expanse that was over their heads; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings.
When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.
of Asher, Pagiel the son of Ochran;
By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones.
Then Jonah went out from the city and sat east of it. There he made a shelter for himself and sat under it in the shade until he could see what would happen in the city.
"Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved."
"For the king of the North will again raise a greater multitude than the former, and after an interval of some years he will press on with a great army and much equipment.
Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them.
Then the LORD raised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the royal line in Edom.
And He came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise!"
"Were He to snatch away, who could restrain Him? Who could say to Him, 'What are You doing?'
"Be warned, O Jerusalem, Or I shall be alienated from you, And make you a desolation, A land not inhabited."
"If they will not believe you or heed the witness of the first sign, they may believe the witness of the last sign.
"Do not stand at the fork of the road To cut down their fugitives; And do not imprison their survivors In the day of their distress.
It was a handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom; it could hold 3,000 baths.
"On the day that you stood aloof, On the day that strangers carried off his wealth, And foreigners entered his gate And cast lots for Jerusalem-- You too were as one of them.
and next to him Jehozabad, and with him 180,000 equipped for war.
"Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will go and cry to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they surely will not save them in the time of their disaster.
Moses said to Pharaoh, "The honor is yours to tell me: when shall I entreat for you and your servants and your people, that the frogs be destroyed from you and your houses, that they may be left only in the Nile?"
The king made silver and gold as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamores in the lowland.
'You shall also observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as a permanent ordinance.
Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households.
Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
of Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan.
"When the king's edict which he will make is heard throughout all his kingdom, great as it is, then all women will give honor to their husbands, great and small."
"But get up, go downstairs and accompany them without misgivings, for I have sent them Myself."
When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain, And brings out the wind from His storehouses.
Then after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley).
"If it pleases the king, let a royal edict be issued by him and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media so that it cannot be repealed, that Vashti may no longer come into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king give her royal position to another who is more worthy than she.
Solomon amassed chariots and horsemen He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, and he stationed them in the chariot cities and with the king at Jerusalem.
Then Hushai said to Absalom, "No! For whom the LORD, this people, and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I will be, and with him I will remain.
there went into the ark to Noah by twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.
Then the sons of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and felled to the ground on that day 22,000 men of Israel.
We are not again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who take pride in appearance and not in heart.
Then the Pharisees also were asking him again how he received his sight. And he said to them, "He applied clay to my eyes, and I washed, and I see."
'But now take courage, Zerubbabel,' declares the LORD, 'take courage also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all you people of the land take courage,' declares the LORD, 'and work; for I am with you,' declares the LORD of hosts.
For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
But the sons of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites who lived in Jerusalem; so the Jebusites have lived with the sons of Benjamin in Jerusalem to this day.
"If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?
while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you.
But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.
"But go now to My place which was in Shiloh, where I made My name dwell at the first, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of My people Israel.
"Yet I have nothing definite about him to write to my lord. Therefore I have brought him before you all and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that after the investigation has taken place, I may have something to write.
"Then he said to the bystanders, 'Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has the ten minas.'
But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?"
Joktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
But Saul said, "Not a man shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has accomplished deliverance in Israel."
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat every plant of the land, even all that the hail has left."
Joshua captured all the cities of these kings, and all their kings, and he struck them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed them; just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded.
These words He spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come.
But I have used none of these things And I am not writing these things so that it will be done so in my case; for it would be better for me to die than have any man make my boast an empty one.
and they began to acclaim Him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
and Arpachshad lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Shelah, and he had other sons and daughters.
Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
David built there an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Thus the LORD was moved by prayer for the land, and the plague was held back from Israel.
The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship was like sparkling beryl, and all four of them had the same form, their appearance and workmanship being as if one wheel were within another.
As for their rims they were lofty and awesome, and the rims of all four of them were full of eyes round about.
For they have gone up to Assyria, Like a wild donkey all alone; Ephraim has hired lovers.
And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."
"As for you, tower of the flock, Hill of the daughter of Zion, To you it will come-- Even the former dominion will come, The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue; the king's traders procured them from Kue for a price.
Moses then took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and consecrated them.
every raven in its kind,
The chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.
"The priest shall also take some of the log of oil, and pour it into his left palm;
But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up.
"Your oils have a pleasing fragrance, Your name is like purified oil; Therefore the maidens love you.
God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah and Gaham and Tahash and Maacah.
Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far the LORD has helped us."
Then I was very angry when I had heard their outcry and these words.
even from the day that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies The LORD also declares to you that the LORD will make a house for you.
"If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well.
"So now, I will break his yoke bar from upon you, And I will tear off your shackles."
It is He who flashes forth with destruction upon the strong, So that destruction comes upon the fortress.
Arpachshad became the father of Shelah and Shelah became the father of Eber.
For I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts;
But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!"
"My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him as an object of reverence; so he revered Me and stood in awe of My name.
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,
He said, "This will be the procedure of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen and they will run before his chariots.
And he began to implore Him earnestly not to send them out of the country.
Eber lived thirty-four years, and became the father of Peleg;
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none;
Woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may pursue strong drink, Who stay up late in the evening that wine may inflame them!
The first woe is past; behold, two woes are still coming after these things.
"And I will punish on that day all who leap on the temple threshold, Who fill the house of their lord with violence and deceit.
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?
Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you;
and all the kings of the north, near and far, one with another; and all the kingdoms of the earth which are upon the face of the ground, and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.
Were you called while a slave? Do not worry about it; but if you are able also to become free, rather do that.
And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.
Two sons were born to Eber, the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided, and his brother's name was Joktan.
"All of them come for violence. Their horde of faces moves forward. They collect captives like sand.
Now he was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; and with one accord they came to him, and having won over Blastus the king's chamberlain, they were asking for peace, because their country was fed by the king's country.
Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine;
"But on Mount Zion there will be those who escape, And it will be holy And the house of Jacob will possess their possessions.
considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.
So the Jews were saying, "Surely He will not kill Himself, will He, since He says, 'Where I am going, you cannot come'?"
and they sent this letter by them, "The apostles and the brethren who are elders, to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia who are from the Gentiles, greetings.
"And I will strengthen them in the LORD, And in His name they will walk," declares the LORD.
with all his reign, his power, and the circumstances which came on him, on Israel, and on all the kingdoms of the lands.
Thus says the LORD, "What injustice did your fathers find in Me, That they went far from Me And walked after emptiness and became empty?
(for Joab and all Israel stayed there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom),
Then Amaziah said to Amos, "Go, you seer, flee away to the land of Judah and there eat bread and there do your prophesying!
and Joshua said to them, "Cross again to the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan, and each of you take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel.
And Jesus said to them, "The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
"You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but, 'I have been sent ahead of Him.'
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,
and Ahitub became the father of Zadok, and Zadok became the father of Ahimaaz,
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
And He was asking him, "What is your name?" And he said to Him, "My name is Legion; for we are many."
and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
And He told His disciples that a boat should stand ready for Him because of the crowd, so that they would not crowd Him;
Turning to the disciples, He said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see,
"And the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, 'Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.'
Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, captured it; so he gave him his daughter Achsah for a wife.
So they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be"; this was to fulfill the Scripture: "THEY DIVIDED MY OUTER GARMENTS AMONG THEM, AND FOR MY CLOTHING THEY CAST LOTS."
And He stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." And immediately the leprosy left him.
Ebal, Abimael, Sheba,
And have mercy on some, who are doubting;
Thus the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house three months; and the LORD blessed the family of Obed-edom with all that he had.
"As for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea on dry land.
Now Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, and the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day against the Philistines and confused them, so that they were routed before Israel.
They kept beating His head with a reed, and spitting on Him, and kneeling and bowing before Him.
On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;
For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us--by me and Silvanus and Timothy--was not yes and no, but is yes in Him.
"Also when the Sidonians, the Amalekites and the Maonites oppressed you, you cried out to Me, and I delivered you from their hands.
by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,
"THIS IS MY COVENANT WITH THEM, WHEN I TAKE AWAY THEIR SINS."
From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God's choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;
Now when day came, there was no small disturbance among the soldiers as to what could have become of Peter.
DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME, AS IN THE DAY OF TRIAL IN THE WILDERNESS,
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.
The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame.
"But the fig tree said to them, 'Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit, and go to wave over the trees?'
"Now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has come to Me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them.
Now behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, "May the LORD be with you." And they said to him, "May the LORD bless you."
And all the people were trying to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all.
'For behold, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone.
These four were born to the giant in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.
When Herod had searched for him and had not found him, he examined the guards and ordered that they be led away to execution Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and was spending time there.
"So I said, 'I have been expelled from Your sight Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.'
When Haman saw that Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage.
Now over the heads of the living beings there was something like an expanse, like the awesome gleam of crystal, spread out over their heads.
"Of Jezebel also has the LORD spoken, saying, 'The dogs will eat Jezebel in the district of Jezreel.'
"On that day," declares the LORD, "There will be the sound of a cry from the Fish Gate, A wail from the Second Quarter, And a loud crash from the hills.
See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
'You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
They said, "It is a lie, tell us now." And he said, "Thus and thus he said to me, 'Thus says the LORD, "I have anointed you king over Israel."'"
"He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
Then the LORD said to me in the days of Josiah the king, "Have you seen what faithless Israel did? She went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and she was a harlot there.
for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them."
"Is there yet a man in the wicked house, Along with treasures of wickedness And a short measure that is cursed?
Then Samuel arose and went up from Gilgal to Gibeah of Benjamin And Saul numbered the people who were present with him, about six hundred men.
"For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it, and they will surround us and cut off our name from the earth. And what will You do for Your great name?"
for now we really live, if you stand firm in the Lord.
"Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future."
Surely you will be ashamed of the oaks which you have desired, And you will be embarrassed at the gardens which you have chosen.
'Because the LORD could not bring this people into the land which He promised them by oath, therefore He slaughtered them in the wilderness.'
Now the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, and He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.
"Oh that my request might come to pass, And that God would grant my longing!
"The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
"So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And be satiated with their own devices.
Of the sons of Gad, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,
The old man said, "Peace to you. Only let me take care of all your needs; however, do not spend the night in the open square."
In the days of her affliction and homelessness Jerusalem remembers all her precious things That were from the days of old, When her people fell into the hand of the adversary And no one helped her The adversaries saw her, They mocked at her ruin.
Moreover, King Hezekiah and the officials ordered the Levites to sing praises to the LORD with the words of David and Asaph the seer. So they sang praises with joy, and bowed down and worshiped.
As they went up the slope to the city, they found young women going out to draw water and said to them, "Is the seer here?"
"For the Son of Man is to go just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born."
He overlaid the main room with cypress wood and overlaid it with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.
The king talked with them, and out of them all not one was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king's personal service.
"It will come about at that time That I will search Jerusalem with lamps, And I will punish the men Who are stagnant in spirit, Who say in their hearts, 'The LORD will not do good or evil!'
Therefore, though I have enough confidence in Christ to order you to do what is proper,
She said to him, "Give me a blessing, since you have given me the land of the Negev, give me also springs of water." So Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
"He has no offspring or posterity among his people, Nor any survivor where he sojourned.
"For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.
Then all the king's wise men came in, but they could not read the inscription or make known its interpretation to the king.
but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Shem, Arpachshad, Shelah,
but in the place which the LORD chooses in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you.
"When the camp sets out, Aaron and his sons shall go in and they shall take down the veil of the screen and cover the ark of the testimony with it;
Then another angel, the one who has power over fire, came out from the altar; and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Put in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, because her grapes are ripe."
"And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'
And Judah took Gaza with its territory and Ashkelon with its territory and Ekron with its territory.
These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit.
"Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar, For all the people of Canaan will be silenced; All who weigh out silver will be cut off.
For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Judah and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they rejected the law of the LORD And have not kept His statutes; Their lies also have led them astray, Those after which their fathers walked.
With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.
"Your two breasts are like two fawns, Twins of a gazelle Which feed among the lilies.
"Sustain me with raisin cakes, Refresh me with apples, Because I am lovesick.
Hazael said, "Why does my lord weep?" Then he answered, "Because I know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel: their strongholds you will set on fire, and their young men you will kill with the sword, and their little ones you will dash in pieces, and their women with child you will rip up."
That they may possess the remnant of Edom And all the nations who are called by My name," Declares the LORD who does this.
Then it came about when she came to him, that she persuaded him to ask her father for a field. Then she alighted from her donkey, and Caleb said to her, "What do you want?"
Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.
"They will be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him."
The servants of Amon conspired against him and killed the king in his own house.
All because of the many harlotries of the harlot, The charming one, the mistress of sorceries, Who sells nations by her harlotries And families by her sorceries.
"What more can David still say to You concerning the honor bestowed on Your servant? For You know Your servant.
So David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, "How can the ark of the LORD come to me?"
"You are no longer to give the people straw to make brick as previously; let them go and gather straw for themselves.
"For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, nor is their iniquity concealed from My eyes.
Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them.
The news about them reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas off to Antioch.
And on account of transgression the host will be given over to the horn along with the regular sacrifice; and it will fling truth to the ground and perform its will and prosper.
They answered a second time and said, "Let the king tell the dream to his servants, and we will declare the interpretation."
"You shall make four gold rings for it and put rings on the four corners which are on its four feet.
He said to him, "Behold, I grant you this request also, not to overthrow the town of which you have spoken.
Now when the king returned from the palace garden into the place where they were drinking wine, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, "Will he even assault the queen with me in the house?" As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.
"Then you took your embroidered cloth and covered them, and offered My oil and My incense before them.
My eye has wasted away with grief; It has become old because of all my adversaries.
Then He said to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebellious people who have rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day.
"Do not gloat over your brother's day, The day of his misfortune And do not rejoice over the sons of Judah In the day of their destruction; Yes, do not boast In the day of their distress.
Only to the tribe of Levi he did not give an inheritance; the offerings by fire to the LORD, the God of Israel, are their inheritance, as He spoke to him.
And place your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks,
Ophir, Havilah and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.
However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, "HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM."
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself, the LORD God of hosts has declared: "I loathe the arrogance of Jacob, And detest his citadels; Therefore I will deliver up the city and all it contains."
They rush on the city, They run on the wall; They climb into the houses, They enter through the windows like a thief.
Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying, "This man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath " But others were saying, "How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?" And there was a division among them.
Then King David said, "Call Bathsheba to me." And she came into the king's presence and stood before the king.
For this reason we have been comforted And besides our comfort, we rejoiced even much more for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.
"And now, O Lord our God, who have brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand and have made a name for Yourself, as it is this day--we have sinned, we have been wicked.
"I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me.
So I said to the angel who was speaking with me, "What are these?" And he answered me, "These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel and Jerusalem."
I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.
"Now I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe.
Now then, my sons, listen to me And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
What do I mean then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
then come and stand before Me in this house, which is called by My name, and say, 'We are delivered!'--that you may do all these abominations?
EVEN ON MY BONDSLAVES, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, I WILL IN THOSE DAYS POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT And they shall prophesy.
Then David said to Ornan, "Give me the site of this threshing floor, that I may build on it an altar to the LORD; for the full price you shall give it to me, that the plague may be restrained from the people."
and so all seven left no children. Last of all the woman died also.
"They turned and went up into the hill country, and came to the valley of Eshcol and spied it out.
The sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.
"Draw me after you and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers" "We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. Rightly do they love you."
And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.
Then Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they struck the Canaanites living in Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. So the name of the city was called Hormah.
And the whole city had gathered at the door.
and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds,
So Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him.
their numbered men of the tribe of Gad were 45,650.
"For ten acres of vineyard will yield only one bath of wine, And a homer of seed will yield but an ephah of grain."
"YOU HAVE MADE HIM FOR A LITTLE WHILE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS; YOU HAVE CROWNED HIM WITH GLORY AND HONOR, AND HAVE APPOINTED HIM OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;
The sons of Israel lived among the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites;
"I will tell you, listen to me; And what I have seen I will also declare;
These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those who were numbered of them, 60,500.
from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.
Then my enemy will see, And shame will cover her who said to me, "Where is the LORD your God?" My eyes will look on her; At that time she will be trampled down Like mire of the streets.
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,
You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.
I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my imprisonment,
"It will be in that day," declares the LORD, "That I will cut off your horses from among you And destroy your chariots.
All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.
All the people went away to eat, to drink, to send portions and to celebrate a great festival, because they understood the words which had been made known to them.
"Because just as you drank on My holy mountain, All the nations will drink continually. They will drink and swallow And become as if they had never existed.
So he waited yet another seven days; and again he sent out the dove from the ark.
These were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon, four, by Bath-shua the daughter of Ammiel;
Then all the assembly replied with a loud voice, "That's right! As you have said, so it is our duty to do.
So Jehoash slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son became king in his place.
and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess;
nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you;
There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek,
But on the contrary, seeing that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised
Do not say, "Why is it that the former days were better than these?" For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this.
"Remember the day you stood before the LORD your God at Horeb, when the LORD said to me, 'Assemble the people to Me, that I may let them hear My words so they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.'
"For Saul and they and all the men of Israel are in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines."
Let the priests, the LORD'S ministers, Weep between the porch and the altar, And let them say, "Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not make Your inheritance a reproach, A byword among the nations Why should they among the peoples say, 'Where is their God?'"
Brethren, each one is to remain with God in that condition in which he was called.
"Then the house of Jacob will be a fire And the house of Joseph a flame; But the house of Esau will be as stubble And they will set them on fire and consume them, So that there will be no survivor of the house of Esau," For the LORD has spoken.
Will they therefore empty their net And continually slay nations without sparing?
Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the house, to the holy of holies, under the wings of the cherubim.
For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?
"They were well-fed lusty horses, Each one neighing after his neighbor's wife.
Although there is no violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure.
their numbered men of the tribe of Reuben were 46,500.
"I will dash them against each other, both the fathers and the sons together," declares the LORD "I will not show pity nor be sorry nor have compassion so as not to destroy them."'"
The elders of his household stood beside him in order to raise him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat food with them.
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
"Prize her, and she will exalt you; She will honor you if you embrace her.
you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it and all that is in it and its cattle with the edge of the sword.
"He gives rain on the earth And sends water on the fields,
His kinsmen by their families, in the genealogy of their generations, were Jeiel the chief, then Zechariah
For He who said, "DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY," also said, "DO NOT COMMIT MURDER." Now if you do not commit adultery, but do commit murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
The man of God sent word to the king of Israel saying, "Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Arameans are coming down there."