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"Another one said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me excused.'
Ishmerai, Izliah and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal.
Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
"Besides, whom should I serve? Should I not serve in the presence of his son? As I have served in your father's presence, so I will be in your presence."
"But he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!'
So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.
Upon hearing this, they entered into the temple about daybreak and began to teach Now when the high priest and his associates came, they called the Council together, even all the Senate of the sons of Israel, and sent orders to the prison house for them to be brought.
hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins But wrath has come upon them to the utmost.
And He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece.
Then the king gave orders to call in the magicians, the conjurers, the sorcerers and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king.
Then Elijah said to the people, "I alone am left a prophet of the LORD, but Baal's prophets are 450 men.
Now no blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, "Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears."
Did the LORD rage against the rivers, Or was Your anger against the rivers, Or was Your wrath against the sea, That You rode on Your horses, On Your chariots of salvation?
"From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia My worshipers, My dispersed ones, Will bring My offerings.
Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, "There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws are different from those of all other people and they do not observe the king's laws, so it is not in the king's interest to let them remain.
'Also anything with its testicles bruised or crushed or torn or cut, you shall not offer to the LORD, or sacrifice in your land,
'Then Aaron's sons shall offer it up in smoke on the altar on the burnt offering, which is on the wood that is on the fire; it is an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.
Also the gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon and their brethren who kept watch at the gates, were 172.
These things Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did, and had a name as well as the three mighty men.
and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they cleanse themselves; and there are many other things which they have received in order to observe, such as the washing of cups and pitchers and copper pots.)
Now it came about in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the water was dried up from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the surface of the ground was dried up.
'For when they came up from Egypt, and Israel went through the wilderness to the Red Sea and came to Kadesh,
for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
Then Gideon the son of Joash returned from the battle by the ascent of Heres.
And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek,
"And you shall observe this event as an ordinance for you and your children forever.
But he said, "Please, Lord, now send the message by whomever You will."
Peter said, "Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You."
Those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying, "Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,
Now these are the records of the generations of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah; and sons were born to them after the flood.
Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" From that hour the disciple took her into his own household.
So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?
"So two or three cities would stagger to another city to drink water, But would not be satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.
You, in Your great compassion, Did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, To guide them on their way, Nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go.
Then I reprimanded the nobles of Judah and said to them, "What is this evil thing you are doing, by profaning the sabbath day?
You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst.
The word of the LORD which came to Zephaniah son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah:
When he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and became speechless.
Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.
The heads of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers opposite them, to praise and give thanks, as prescribed by David the man of God, division corresponding to division.
The LORD said to Samuel, "Behold, I am about to do a thing in Israel at which both ears of everyone who hears it will tingle.
"You shall put in the breastpiece of judgment the Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be over Aaron's heart when he goes in before the LORD; and Aaron shall carry the judgment of the sons of Israel over his heart before the LORD continually.
For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
He said, "Which way shall we go up?" And he answered, "The way of the wilderness of Edom."
"For a command came to me by the word of the LORD, 'You shall eat no bread, nor drink water there; do not return by going the way which you came.'"
Then Saul said to Ahijah, "Bring the ark of God here." For the ark of God was at that time with the sons of Israel.
"They shall perform the duties for him and for the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.
then he said to them, "This is what the LORD meant: Tomorrow is a sabbath observance, a holy sabbath to the LORD Bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over put aside to be kept until morning."
nor was it that He would offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood that is not his own.
'Nevertheless, anything which a man sets apart to the LORD out of all that he has, of man or animal or of the fields of his own property, shall not be sold or redeemed. Anything devoted to destruction is most holy to the LORD.
But many of the crowd believed in Him; and they were saying, "When the Christ comes, He will not perform more signs than those which this man has, will He?"
I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.
"For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light.
"But who is able to build a house for Him, for the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain Him? So who am I, that I should build a house for Him, except to burn incense before Him?
"When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.
"Will not your creditors rise up suddenly, And those who collect from you awaken? Indeed, you will become plunder for them.
Further, he adorned the house with precious stones; and the gold was gold from Parvaim.
Haman controlled himself, however, went to his house and sent for his friends and his wife Zeresh.
"For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.
His servants arose and made a conspiracy and struck down Joash at the house of Millo as he was going down to Silla.
'For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments--I am the LORD.
thus incurring condemnation, because they have set aside their previous pledge.
They helped David against the band of raiders, for they were all mighty men of valor, and were captains in the army.
and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.
The sons of Helah were Zereth, Izhar and Ethnan.
Then Elkanah went to his home at Ramah But the boy ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest.
do not provoke them, for I will not give you any of their land, even as little as a footstep because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.
And He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.
"You, O king, have made a decree that every man who hears the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery, and bagpipe and all kinds of music, is to fall down and worship the golden image.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Rise up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, "Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
Terah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.
And he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not judge you who though having the letter of the Law and circumcision are a transgressor of the Law?
for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth.
"And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.
"He will love you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock, in the land which He swore to your forefathers to give you.
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'If you will walk in My ways and if you will perform My service, then you will also govern My house and also have charge of My courts, and I will grant you free access among these who are standing here.
And Huram by his servants sent him ships and servants who knew the sea; and they went with Solomon's servants to Ophir, and took from there four hundred and fifty talents of gold and brought them to King Solomon.
Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh, And together they are against Judah In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out.
Their banquets are accompanied by lyre and harp, by tambourine and flute, and by wine; But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the LORD, Nor do they consider the work of His hands.
For I have taken all this to my heart and explain it that righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God Man does not know whether it will be love or hatred; anything awaits him.
He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor.
"But the father said to his slaves, 'Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet;
Now Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.
When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes,
Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread and a jug of wine and a young goat, and sent them to Saul by David his son.
And the cows took the straight way in the direction of Beth-shemesh; they went along the highway, lowing as they went, and did not turn aside to the right or to the left. And the lords of the Philistines followed them to the border of Beth-shemesh.
"Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you, birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth."
For "THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED AMONG THE GENTILES BECAUSE OF YOU," just as it is written.
Zebadiah, Arad, Eder,
But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.
But some of the Pharisees said, "Why do you do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"
'Also every contribution pertaining to all the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they offer to the priest, shall be his.
But you know of his proven worth, that he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel like a child serving his father.
'Indeed you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, and under the sun.'"
Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
Hold them guilty, O God; By their own devices let them fall! In the multitude of their transgressions thrust them out, For they are rebellious against You.
All that my eyes desired I did not refuse them I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor and this was my reward for all my labor.
"But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."
When Jesus came into the official's house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder,
Then King Darius issued a decree, and search was made in the archives, where the treasures were stored in Babylon.
When the sun came up God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah's head so that he became faint and begged with all his soul to die, saying, "Death is better to me than life."
But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not a prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of the LORD by him?" And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, "Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah."
of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethanel.
He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and he disciplined the men of Succoth with them.
She said, "I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the honor shall not be yours on the journey that you are about to take, for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hands of a woman." Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh.
"Nothing from that which is put under the ban shall cling to your hand, in order that the LORD may turn from His burning anger and show mercy to you, and have compassion on you and make you increase, just as He has sworn to your fathers,
Then Jesus cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, "You both know Me and know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.
Joktan became the father of Almodad and Sheleph and Hazarmaveth and Jerah
Therefore when we could endure it no longer, we thought it best to be left behind at Athens alone,
They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.
For thus says the LORD of hosts, "After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
The LORD said, "Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice nor walked according to it,
Arise, O LORD, do not let man prevail; Let the nations be judged before You.
"They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat;
"But they put their detestable things in the house which is called by My name, to defile it.
'Job ought to be tried to the limit, Because he answers like wicked men.
"How then can I answer Him, And choose my words before Him?
The rest of Israel, of the priests and of the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, each on his own inheritance.
The poles were so long that the ends of the poles of the ark could be seen in front of the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen outside; and they are there to this day.
"I dug wells and drank foreign waters, And with the sole of my feet I dried up All the rivers of Egypt."
besides that from the traders and the wares of the merchants and all the kings of the Arabs and the governors of the country.
At mealtime Boaz said to her, "Come here, that you may eat of the bread and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar." So she sat beside the reapers; and he served her roasted grain, and she ate and was satisfied and had some left.
Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
Of the sons of Simeon, mighty men of valor for war, 7,100.
and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with impure hands, that is, unwashed.
Next Moses slaughtered it and took the blood and with his finger put some of it around on the horns of the altar, and purified the altar. Then he poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar and consecrated it, to make atonement for it.
So the king of Israel went with the king of Judah and the king of Edom; and they made a circuit of seven days' journey, and there was no water for the army or for the cattle that followed them.
"Now then, do it! For the LORD has spoken of David, saying, 'By the hand of My servant David I will save My people Israel from the hand of the Philistines and from the hand of all their enemies.'"
"Lord, THEY HAVE KILLED YOUR PROPHETS, THEY HAVE TORN DOWN YOUR ALTARS, AND I ALONE AM LEFT, AND THEY ARE SEEKING MY LIFE."
Then Joshua said to the sons of Israel, "Come here, and hear the words of the LORD your God."
Reu lived thirty-two years, and became the father of Serug;
"Behold, about this time tomorrow, I will send a very heavy hail, such as has not been seen in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.
The Lord has become like an enemy He has swallowed up Israel; He has swallowed up all its palaces, He has destroyed its strongholds And multiplied in the daughter of Judah Mourning and moaning.
so that no man may boast before God.
And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing.
"Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, And this is the place of him who does not know God."
But the temple servants were living in Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa were in charge of the temple servants.
And He wondered at their unbelief. And He was going around the villages teaching.
Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai,
The crowds with one accord were giving attention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the signs which he was performing.
Now when Rehoboam had come to Jerusalem, he assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin, 180,000 chosen men who were warriors, to fight against Israel to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam.
Now the LORD said to Joshua, "This day I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,
"Hurry, escape there, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there." Therefore the name of the town was called Zoar.
The gatekeepers called and told it within the king's household.
Now if we put the bits into the horses' mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well.
"You have no part or portion in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.
"You shall buy food from them with money so that you may eat, and you shall also purchase water from them with money so that you may drink.
and the Hivite and the Arkite and the Sinite
"Go, stand and speak to the people in the temple the whole message of this Life."
Woe to them, for they have strayed from Me! Destruction is theirs, for they have rebelled against Me! I would redeem them, but they speak lies against Me.
But God appointed a worm when dawn came the next day and it attacked the plant and it withered.
yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me. Surely the whole house of Israel is stubborn and obstinate.
Now hear this, heads of the house of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel, Who abhor justice And twist everything that is straight,
"May the LORD reward your work, and your wages be full from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge."
nor to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. But I have sent you to them who should listen to you;
Now when he had departed from there, he met Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him; and he greeted him and said to him, "Is your heart right, as my heart is with your heart?" And Jehonadab answered, "It is " Jehu said, "If it is, give me your hand." And he gave him his hand, and he took him up to him into the chariot.
Then he took the crown of their king from his head; and its weight was a talent of gold, and in it was a precious stone; and it was placed on David's head. And he brought out the spoil of the city in great amounts.
Some devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him.
Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account.
"But all the silver and gold and articles of bronze and iron are holy to the LORD; they shall go into the treasury of the LORD."
and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent) So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.
Thus I hated all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun, for I must leave it to the man who will come after me.
And He said to him, "You have answered correctly; DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE."
"If it is a matter of power, behold, He is the strong one! And if it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?
"Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him,
Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said to him, "Turn aside, my master, turn aside to me! Do not be afraid." And he turned aside to her into the tent, and she covered him with a rug.
They said, "Moses permitted a man TO WRITE A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY."
Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.
"Only your holy things which you may have and your votive offerings, you shall take and go to the place which the LORD chooses.
Summoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?"
And hearing this, the ten became indignant with the two brothers.
To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.
"Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?
Also the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Take hold of instruction; do not let go Guard her, for she is your life.
SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.
He said, "Who are you?" And she answered, "I am Ruth your maid. So spread your covering over your maid, for you are a close relative."
But he became hungry and was desiring to eat; but while they were making preparations, he fell into a trance;
Then they said, "This is blood; the kings have surely fought together, and they have slain one another. Now therefore, Moab, to the spoil!"
Then I had the leaders of Judah come up on top of the wall, and I appointed two great choirs, the first proceeding to the right on top of the wall toward the Refuse Gate.
Thus all the work of Solomon was carried out from the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed.
Then all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the forces arose and went to Egypt; for they were afraid of the Chaldeans.
When the sons of Ammon saw that the Arameans fled, they also fled before Abishai and entered the city. Then Joab returned from fighting against the sons of Ammon and came to Jerusalem.
Now the man Jeroboam was a valiant warrior, and when Solomon saw that the young man was industrious, he appointed him over all the forced labor of the house of Joseph.
and his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;
'For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
"So watch yourselves, that you do not forget the covenant of the LORD your God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a graven image in the form of anything against which the LORD your God has commanded you.
Then he said to Zebah and Zalmunna, "What kind of men were they whom you killed at Tabor?" And they said, "They were like you, each one resembling the son of a king."
The burden of the word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach, with Damascus as its resting place (for the eyes of men, especially of all the tribes of Israel, are toward the LORD),
At the same time also prepare me a lodging, for I hope that through your prayers I will be given to you.
But someone came and reported to them, "The men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!"
"Is it that my help is not within me, And that deliverance is driven from me?
"He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.
Now in the second year of their coming to the house of God at Jerusalem in the second month, Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak and the rest of their brothers the priests and the Levites, and all who came from the captivity to Jerusalem, began the work and appointed the Levites from twenty years and older to oversee the work of the house of the LORD.
Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.
All King Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold. None was of silver; it was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon.
"And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things could be.
"I was a wall, and my breasts were like towers; Then I became in his eyes as one who finds peace.
When they heard this and were filled with rage, they began crying out, saying, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
All the people went up after him, and the people were playing on flutes and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth shook at their noise.
Mattaniah, Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon and Akkub were gatekeepers keeping watch at the storehouses of the gates.
So he invited them in and gave them lodging. And on the next day he got up and went away with them, and some of the brethren from Joppa accompanied him.
For David said, "The LORD God of Israel has given rest to His people, and He dwells in Jerusalem forever.
and Azariah became the father of Amariah, and Amariah became the father of Ahitub,
And He was saying to her, "Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
And a centurion's slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die.
When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened;
And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law,
"Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way.
And when He came out onto the land, He was met by a man from the city who was possessed with demons; and who had not put on any clothing for a long time, and was not living in a house, but in the tombs.
"When I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?" And they said to Him, "Seven."
Having arrested Him, they led Him away and brought Him to the house of the high priest; but Peter was following at a distance.
"But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance.
"But the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb Which he bought and nourished; And it grew up together with him and his children. It would eat of his bread and drink of his cup and lie in his bosom, And was like a daughter to him.
A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,
if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching;
And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching,
"How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1,335 days!
So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of the month Elul, in fifty-two days.
Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.
When He had torn Israel from the house of David, they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king Then Jeroboam drove Israel away from following the LORD and made them commit a great sin.
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Stretch out the javelin that is in your hand toward Ai, for I will give it into your hand." So Joshua stretched out the javelin that was in his hand toward the city.
A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his lords and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee;
'The priest is to put on his linen robe, and he shall put on undergarments next to his flesh; and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire reduces the burnt offering on the altar and place them beside the altar.
Ben-abinadab, in all the height of Dor (Taphath the daughter of Solomon was his wife);
Then the anger of the LORD burned against Moses, and He said, "Is there not your brother Aaron the Levite? I know that he speaks fluently. And moreover, behold, he is coming out to meet you; when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.
"However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."
All the spoil of these cities and the cattle, the sons of Israel took as their plunder; but they struck every man with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them. They left no one who breathed.
You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God?
when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces you picked up?" They said to Him, "Twelve."
Then the sons of Israel went and did so; just as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.
Then Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child away and nurse him for me and I will give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed him.
The sons of Shem were Elam and Asshur and Arpachshad and Lud and Aram.
"Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You."
"Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers.
They who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?"
And He sternly warned him and immediately sent him away,
Because of this the king became indignant and very furious and gave orders to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were unfastened.
but their plot became known to Saul They were also watching the gates day and night so that they might put him to death;
"The caravans of Tema looked, The travelers of Sheba hoped for them.
Also this I came to see as wisdom under the sun, and it impressed me.
Calling to those who pass by, Who are making their paths straight:
But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.
For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter.
I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves.
(for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled);
and not only this, but he has also been appointed by the churches to travel with us in this gracious work, which is being administered by us for the glory of the Lord Himself, and to show our readiness,
'You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.'"
Now from the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;
He said, "Open the window toward the east," and he opened it. Then Elisha said, "Shoot!" And he shot. And he said, "The LORD'S arrow of victory, even the arrow of victory over Aram; for you will defeat the Arameans at Aphek until you have destroyed them."
The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol and Dara; five of them in all.
"However, we know where this man is from; but whenever the Christ may come, no one knows where He is from."
"In that day the beautiful virgins And the young men will faint from thirst.
Joshua and all Israel pretended to be beaten before them, and fled by the way of the wilderness.
The words of the wise heard in quietness are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.
Then they appointed the priests to their divisions and the Levites in their orders for the service of God in Jerusalem, as it is written in the book of Moses.
"There I have set the ark in which is the covenant of the LORD, which He made with the sons of Israel."
But Moses said, "The people, among whom I am, are 600,000 on foot; yet You have said, 'I will give them meat, so that they may eat for a whole month.'
Seeing Jesus, he cried out and fell before Him, and said in a loud voice, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me."
"Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,
their descendants who were left after them in the land whom the sons of Israel were unable to destroy utterly, from them Solomon levied forced laborers, even to this day.
But Barak pursued the chariots and the army as far as Harosheth-hagoyim, and all the army of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword; not even one was left.
Zebulun did not drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, or the inhabitants of Nahalol; so the Canaanites lived among them and became subject to forced labor.
Their territory was from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, with the city which is in the middle of the valley and all the plain by Medeba;
And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled.
"For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
"Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house To put his nest on high, To be delivered from the hand of calamity!
Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting: "Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;
Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.
"But whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire.
"There are certain Jews whom you have appointed over the administration of the province of Babylon, namely Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. These men, O king, have disregarded you; they do not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up."
Then God said to Jonah, "Do you have good reason to be angry about the plant?" And he said, "I have good reason to be angry, even to death."
'You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to observe the sabbath day.
"Yet in spite of all this her treacherous sister Judah did not return to Me with all her heart, but rather in deception," declares the LORD.
Say to your brothers, "Ammi," and to your sisters, "Ruhamah."
"It shall come about in that day," declares the LORD, "that the heart of the king and the heart of the princes will fail; and the priests will be appalled and the prophets will be astounded."
And the light of Israel will become a fire and his Holy One a flame, And it will burn and devour his thorns and his briars in a single day.
Therefore Sheol has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth without measure; And Jerusalem's splendor, her multitude, her din of revelry and the jubilant within her, descend into it.
Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.
"Until the cool of the day When the shadows flee away, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh And to the hill of frankincense.
"It happened on the third day after I gave birth, that this woman also gave birth to a child, and we were together. There was no stranger with us in the house, only the two of us in the house.
And he made houses on high places, and made priests from among all the people who were not of the sons of Levi.
King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire which she requested besides a return for what she had brought to the king. Then she turned and went to her own land with her servants.
But Jehu was not careful to walk in the law of the LORD, the God of Israel, with all his heart; he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam, which he made Israel sin.
"For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.'
but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
"Now therefore, if you have dealt in truth and integrity in making Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have dealt with him as he deserved--
saying, "We found the prison house locked quite securely and the guards standing at the doors; but when we had opened up, we found no one inside."
When Joab and all the army that was with him arrived, they told Joab, saying, "Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he has sent him away, and he has gone in peace."
Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women that she may nurse the child for you?"
And some men were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed; and they were trying to bring him in and to set him down in front of Him.
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!"
They will eat, but not have enough; They will play the harlot, but not increase, Because they have stopped giving heed to the LORD.
and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.
'But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.'
And He has violently treated His tabernacle like a garden booth; He has destroyed His appointed meeting place The LORD has caused to be forgotten The appointed feast and sabbath in Zion, And He has despised king and priest In the indignation of His anger.
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.
You have put gladness in my heart, More than when their grain and new wine abound.
"Why then do You not pardon my transgression And take away my iniquity? For now I will lie down in the dust; And You will seek me, but I will not be."
The sons of Judah who bore shield and spear were 6,800, equipped for war.
"In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;
Now Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he became king, 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 the king said, "The one says, 'This is my son who is living, and your son is the dead one'; and the other says, 'No! For your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one.'"
Then he sent out a second horseman, who came to them and said, "Thus says the king, 'Is it peace?'" And Jehu answered, "What have you to do with peace? Turn behind me."
Then Elijah said to him, "Please stay here, for the LORD has sent me to the Jordan." And he said, "As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So the two of them went on.
"Not only is there danger that this trade of ours fall into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis be regarded as worthless and that she whom all of Asia and the world worship will even be dethroned from her magnificence."
The king said to them, "Take with you the servants of your lord, and have my son Solomon ride on my own mule, and bring him down to Gihon.
When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue; and the many listeners were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things, and what is this wisdom given to Him, and such miracles as these performed by His hands?
because he was longing for you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.
Therefore openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.
and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
When they came down from the high place into the city, Samuel spoke with Saul on the roof.
So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her.
Then the king went off to his palace and spent the night fasting, and no entertainment was brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.
When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged God's justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
'The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,' says the LORD of hosts, 'and in this place I will give peace,' declares the LORD of hosts."
Now when it was reported to Sanballat, Tobiah, to Geshem the Arab and to the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall, and that no breach remained in it, although at that time I had not set up the doors in the gates,
Therefore the Lord, the GOD of hosts, will send a wasting disease among his stout warriors; And under his glory a fire will be kindled like a burning flame.
and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Surely You have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, 'You will have peace'; whereas a sword touches the throat."
Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek,
These are the ones who crossed the Jordan in the first month when it was overflowing all its banks and they put to flight all those in the valleys, both to the east and to the west.
"And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."
And they did not depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and Levites in any manner or concerning the storehouses.
Then he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands.
Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh, and Moses cried to the LORD concerning the frogs which He had inflicted upon Pharaoh.
One of his servants said, "No, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom."
The servant in charge of the reapers replied, "She is the young Moabite woman who returned with Naomi from the land of Moab.
The LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to their voice and appoint them a king." So Samuel said to the men of Israel, "Go every man to his city."
Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was no home where there was not someone dead.
So the taskmasters of the people and their foremen went out and spoke to the people, saying, "Thus says Pharaoh, 'I am not going to give you any straw.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is stubborn; he refuses to let the people go.
and the Jebusite and the Amorite and the Girgashite
Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.
For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus.
THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES'?"
"But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you to Galilee."
"On that day, the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one who is in the field must not turn back.
"While I was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple.
"Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel?
Thus it will be done to you at Bethel because of your great wickedness. At dawn the king of Israel will be completely cut off.
"As for them, whether they listen or not--for they are a rebellious house--they will know that a prophet has been among them.
"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here," And to him who lacks understanding she says,
"They shall spread over them a cloth of scarlet material, and cover the same with a covering of porpoise skin, and they shall insert its poles.
He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
"At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard from the vine-growers.
But after hearing of Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately came and fell at His feet.
Now there was at the citadel in Susa a Jew whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite,
But the people, the men of Israel, encouraged themselves and arrayed for battle again in the place where they had arrayed themselves the first day.
The news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them.
Now this was the reason why he rebelled against the king: Solomon built the Millo, and closed up the breach of the city of his father David.
only he shall not go in to the veil or come near the altar because he has a defect, so that he will not profane My sanctuaries. For I am the LORD who sanctifies them.'"
Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath.
The advice of Ahithophel, which he gave in those days, was as if one inquired of the word of God; so was all the advice of Ahithophel regarded by both David and Absalom.
So they killed him and his sons and all his people, until there was no remnant left him; and they possessed his land.
Then Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the sons of Ammon; for the border of the sons of Ammon was Jazer.
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;
For we wanted to come to you--I, Paul, more than once--and yet Satan hindered us.
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,
My eye has wasted away because of affliction; I have called upon You every day, O LORD; I have spread out my hands to You.
Therefore comfort one another with these words.
"And now many nations have been assembled against you Who say, 'Let her be polluted, And let our eyes gloat over Zion.'
"All flesh will see that I, the LORD, have kindled it; it shall not be quenched."'"
"And it will come about that after I have uprooted them, I will again have compassion on them; and I will bring them back, each one to his inheritance and each one to his land.
If the man said to him, "They must surely burn the fat first, and then take as much as you desire," then he would say, "No, but you shall give it to me now; and if not, I will take it by force."
Then he said, "May you be blessed of the LORD, my daughter. You have shown your last kindness to be better than the first by not going after young men, whether poor or rich.
Then the king answered and said to the woman, "Please do not hide anything from me that I am about to ask you." And the woman said, "Let my lord the king please speak."
and He will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you are from; DEPART FROM ME, ALL YOU EVILDOERS.'
Then King Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was over the forced labor, and the sons of Israel stoned him to death. And King Rehoboam made haste to mount his chariot to flee to Jerusalem.
It came about after these things that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being one hundred and ten years old.
So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
They said, "We see plainly that the LORD has been with you; so we said, 'Let there now be an oath between us, even between you and us, and let us make a covenant with you,
But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.
While they were seeking to kill him, a report came up to the commander of the Roman cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.
"They will pay heed to what you say; and you with the elders of Israel will come to the king of Egypt and you will say to him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us So now, please, let us go a three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.'
if you will listen to the voice of the LORD your God, keeping all His commandments which I am commanding you today, and doing what is right in the sight of the LORD your God.
Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance The Lord be with you all!
For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.
All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar's household.
"For no one does anything in secret when he himself seeks to be known publicly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world."
"You have devised a shameful thing for your house By cutting off many peoples; So you are sinning against yourself.
"But I will leave among you A humble and lowly people, And they will take refuge in the name of the LORD.
And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and great fear came over all who heard of it.
Then he said to me, "To build a temple for her in the land of Shinar; and when it is prepared, she will be set there on her own pedestal."
but My lovingkindness shall not depart from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you.
Behold, I am going to stir up the Medes against them, Who will not value silver or take pleasure in gold.
"Stolen water is sweet; And bread eaten in secret is pleasant."
But I am full of the wrath of the LORD; I am weary with holding it in "Pour it out on the children in the street And on the gathering of young men together; For both husband and wife shall be taken, The aged and the very old.
"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, As to what you will tell him: For I am lovesick."
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven.
So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded.
Then a cry passed throughout the army close to sunset, saying, "Every man to his city and every man to his country."
So the sons of the singers were assembled from the district around Jerusalem, and from the villages of the Netophathites,
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, "Because I bore him with pain."
and Ibhar, Elishama, Eliphelet,
But Moses spoke before the LORD, saying, "Behold, the sons of Israel have not listened to me; how then will Pharaoh listen to me, for I am unskilled in speech?"
Then they brought the head of Ish-bosheth to David at Hebron and said to the king, "Behold, the head of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, your enemy, who sought your life; thus the LORD has given my lord the king vengeance this day on Saul and his descendants."
He also took all the fat that was on the entrails and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and their fat; and Moses offered it up in smoke on the altar.
While all the country was weeping with a loud voice, all the people passed over. The king also passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over toward the way of the wilderness.
For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified;
Moreover, the foremen of the sons of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, "Why have you not completed your required amount either yesterday or today in making brick as previously?"
"Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented."
But He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it."
'You go and get straw for yourselves wherever you can find it, but none of your labor will be reduced.'"
Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans.
one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates."
But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.
And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke.
Now when the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them as to what would come of this.
AND THE STARS WILL BE FALLING from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.
"Contend with your mother, contend, For she is not my wife, and I am not her husband; And let her put away her harlotry from her face And her adultery from between her breasts,
"I will throw filth on you And make you vile, And set you up as a spectacle.
the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,
For wickedness burns like a fire; It consumes briars and thorns; It even sets the thickets of the forest aflame And they roll upward in a column of smoke.
"But the LORD took me from following the flock and the LORD said to me, 'Go prophesy to My people Israel.'
"As in the days when you came out from the land of Egypt, I will show you miracles."
Should good be repaid with evil? For they have dug a pit for me Remember how I stood before You To speak good on their behalf, So as to turn away Your wrath from them.
For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen, Because their speech and their actions are against the LORD, To rebel against His glorious presence.
A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!
"But it is still my consolation, And I rejoice in unsparing pain, That I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
Because it did not shut the opening of my mother's womb, Or hide trouble from my eyes.
"Moreover, I have acquired Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, to be my wife in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance, so that the name of the deceased will not be cut off from his brothers or from the court of his birth place; you are witnesses today."
And He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
"The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me, They struck me and wounded me; The guardsmen of the walls took away my shawl from me.
"O LORD, there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
"Hear, O Israel! You are crossing over the Jordan today to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than you, great cities fortified to heaven,
"Yet you have forsaken Me and served other gods; therefore I will no longer deliver you.
Then Joram said, "Get ready." And they made his chariot ready. Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and they went out to meet Jehu and found him in the property of Naboth the Jezreelite.
and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah, and Maasai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;
So Joab and the people who were with him drew near to the battle against the Arameans, and they fled before him.
So he said, "What shall I give you?" And Jacob said, "You shall not give me anything. If you will do this one thing for me, I will again pasture and keep your flock:
comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.
"See what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many.
The territory of the Canaanite extended from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; as you go toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.
I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.
I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren;
Then Paul took the men, and the next day, purifying himself along with them, went into the temple giving notice of the completion of the days of purification, until the sacrifice was offered for each one of them.
And behold, a woman comes to meet him, Dressed as a harlot and cunning of heart.
and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it;
Do not fear, beasts of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green, For the tree has borne its fruit, The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full.
"You slaughtered My children and offered them up to idols by causing them to pass through the fire.
'I was looking in the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven.
"Moreover, the thing which the king demands is difficult, and there is no one else who could declare it to the king except gods, whose dwelling place is not with mortal flesh."
and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff.
"If he is removed from his place, Then it will deny him, saying, 'I never saw you.'
but after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition.
"The rings shall be close to the rim as holders for the poles to carry the table.
'From the first of your dough you shall give to the LORD an offering throughout your generations.
Now the acts of Rehoboam, from first to last, are they not written in the records of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer, according to genealogical enrollment? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
It was pleasing in the sight of the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing.
And Jacob said, "First swear to me"; so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.
"When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth."
'If I am wicked, woe to me! And if I am righteous, I dare not lift up my head. I am sated with disgrace and conscious of my misery.
then wrote Rehum the commander and Shimshai the scribe and the rest of their colleagues, the judges and the lesser governors, the officials, the secretaries, the men of Erech, the Babylonians, the men of Susa, that is, the Elamites,
According to the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of insight of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel, namely Sherebiah, and his sons and brothers, 18 men;
"Send me also cedar, cypress and algum timber from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut timber of Lebanon; and indeed my servants will work with your servants,
Then he made the ten golden lampstands in the way prescribed for them and he set them in the temple, five on the right side and five on the left.
then you shall say to them, 'Because the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off ' So these stones shall become a memorial to the sons of Israel forever."
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys; and he judged Israel eight years.
"Therefore the sons of Israel cannot stand before their enemies; they turn their backs before their enemies, for they have become accursed. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy the things under the ban from your midst.
All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah.
"My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel, The volunteers among the people; Bless the LORD!
"Should flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to be sufficient for them? Or should all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to be sufficient for them?"
'Moreover, the LORD showed great and distressing signs and wonders before our eyes against Egypt, Pharaoh and all his household;
The fish that were in the Nile died, and the Nile became foul, so that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile. And the blood was through all the land of Egypt.
Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you.
"And then I will uncover her lewdness In the sight of her lovers, And no one will rescue her out of My hand.
But Paul said, "I am a Jew of Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city; and I beg you, allow me to speak to the people."
Where then is that sense of blessing you had? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.
"Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.
Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,
They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm.
Say to the righteous that it will go well with them, For they will eat the fruit of their actions.
The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, And have not wickedly departed from my God.
"Sounds of terror are in his ears; While at peace the destroyer comes upon him.
Then he built the walls of the house on the inside with boards of cedar; from the floor of the house to the ceiling he overlaid the walls on the inside with wood, and he overlaid the floor of the house with boards of cypress.
When all the men of Israel saw the man, they fled from him and were greatly afraid.
Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua,
He used to go annually on circuit to Bethel and Gilgal and Mizpah, and he judged Israel in all these places.
"Now therefore, gather the rest of the people together and camp against the city and capture it, or I will capture the city myself and it will be named after me."
and said to the men, "I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before you.
Then he presented the ram of the burnt offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram.
"But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be!
The robbers who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him with the same words.
So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the sons of Israel.
and they questioned Him, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that IF A MAN'S BROTHER DIES, having a wife, AND HE IS CHILDLESS, HIS BROTHER SHOULD MARRY THE WIFE AND RAISE UP CHILDREN TO HIS BROTHER.
Then the foremen of the sons of Israel came and cried out to Pharaoh, saying, "Why do you deal this way with your servants?
The taskmasters pressed them, saying, "Complete your work quota, your daily amount, just as when you had straw."
And a man was there whose hand was withered. And they questioned Jesus, asking, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"--so that they might accuse Him.
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."
but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me Get up, let us go from here.
Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."
"This was because an extraordinary spirit, knowledge and insight, interpretation of dreams, explanation of enigmas and solving of difficult problems were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Let Daniel now be summoned and he will declare the interpretation."
Again I said, "The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies?
"I will scatter to every wind all who are around him, his helpers and all his troops; and I will draw out a sword after them.
He was hired for this reason, that I might become frightened and act accordingly and sin, so that they might have an evil report in order that they could reproach me.
Then his servants came near and spoke to him and said, "My father, had the prophet told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, 'Wash, and be clean'?"
"Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD, but rushed upon the spoil and did what was evil in the sight of the LORD?"
Then Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it on his head, kissed him and said, "Has not the LORD anointed you a ruler over His inheritance?
There was a small city with few men in it and a great king came to it, surrounded it and constructed large siegeworks against it.
There is no end to all the people, to all who were before them, and even the ones who will come later will not be happy with him, for this too is vanity and striving after wind.
and in Hazar-shual, in Beersheba and its towns,
All the earth was seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.
Then Jeroboam's wife arose and departed and came to Tirzah As she was entering the threshold of the house, the child died.
Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, "Am I a dog's head that belongs to Judah? Today I show kindness to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hands of David; and yet today you charge me with a guilt concerning the woman.
In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,
Absalom set Amasa over the army in place of Joab Now Amasa was the son of a man whose name was Ithra the Israelite, who went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister of Zeruiah, Joab's mother.
For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness
Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
"For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor.
Ephraim did not drive out the Canaanites who were living in Gezer; so the Canaanites lived in Gezer among them.
Moreover, the Jordan was its border on the east side. This was the inheritance of the sons of Benjamin, according to their families and according to its borders all around.
So they put it aside until morning, as Moses had ordered, and it did not become foul nor was there any worm in it.
taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift;
And they buried him in the territory of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of Mount Gaash.
AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER?
Another of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
On the day after the Passover, on that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain.
and the rest should follow, some on planks, and others on various things from the ship. And so it happened that they all were brought safely to land.
I rejoice that in everything I have confidence in you.
Now when the builders had laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the LORD according to the directions of King David of Israel.
"So I also have made you despised and abased before all the people, just as you are not keeping My ways but are showing partiality in the instruction.
But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.
"Has a nation changed gods When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit.
On the twenty-fourth of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to Haggai the prophet, saying,
"For on the day that I punish Israel's transgressions, I will also punish the altars of Bethel; The horns of the altar will be cut off And they will fall to the ground.
God says, "If a husband divorces his wife And she goes from him And belongs to another man, Will he still return to her? Will not that land be completely polluted? But you are a harlot with many lovers; Yet you turn to Me," declares the LORD.
"I, even I, King Artaxerxes, issue a decree to all the treasurers who are in the provinces beyond the River, that whatever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, may require of you, it shall be done diligently,
Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
"Are not Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage.
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.
"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
Baal-hanan the Gederite had charge of the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah; and Joash had charge of the stores of oil.
and the custom of the priests with the people. When any man was offering a sacrifice, the priest's servant would come while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand.
"I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin which you had committed in doing what was evil in the sight of the LORD to provoke Him to anger.
'But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you,
and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away.
Then Elisha said to them, "This is not the way, nor is this the city; follow me and I will bring you to the man whom you seek." And he brought them to Samaria.
Ben-hesed, in Arubboth (Socoh was his and all the land of Hepher);
The men of Israel said, "Have you seen this man who is coming up? Surely he is coming up to defy Israel. And it will be that the king will enrich the man who kills him with great riches and will give him his daughter and make his father's house free in Israel."
"But concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we wrote, having decided that they should abstain from meat sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from fornication."
"The thigh offered by lifting up and the breast offered by waving they shall bring along with the offerings by fire of the portions of fat, to present as a wave offering before the LORD; so it shall be a thing perpetually due you and your sons with you, just as the LORD has commanded."
saying, "Go into the village ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colt tied on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here.
"But no one can enter the strong man's house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.
"If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason they will be your judges.
"And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian."
On the very same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark,
"It was I who brought you up from the land of Egypt, And I led you in the wilderness forty years That you might take possession of the land of the Amorite.
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.
Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, "Recognize, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no injunction or statute which the king establishes may be changed."
And the LORD said to me, "Faithless Israel has proved herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.
shall we again break Your commandments and intermarry with the peoples who commit these abominations? Would You not be angry with us to the point of destruction, until there is no remnant nor any who escape?
They will come and will declare His righteousness To a people who will be born, that He has performed it.
Then David the king went in and sat before the LORD, and he said, "Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that You have brought me this far?
"His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it; Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.
"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem'?
and in Ziklag, in Meconah and in its towns,
"You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile.
And all that Samuel the seer had dedicated and Saul the son of Kish, Abner the son of Ner and Joab the son of Zeruiah, everyone who had dedicated anything, all of this was in the care of Shelomoth and his relatives.
and Ahitub became the father of Zadok, and Zadok became the father of Shallum,
Then he prepared an inner sanctuary within the house in order to place there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived fifteen years after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel.
Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah's womb;
Then Jehu said to Bidkar his officer, "Take him up and cast him into the property of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite, for I remember when you and I were riding together after Ahab his father, that the LORD laid this oracle against him:
Then David left his baggage in the care of the baggage keeper, and ran to the battle line and entered in order to greet his brothers.
They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines and said, "Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it return to its own place, so that it will not kill us and our people " For there was a deadly confusion throughout the city; the hand of God was very heavy there.
the rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;
He sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times and anointed the altar and all its utensils, and the basin and its stand, to consecrate them.
Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, so that He sold them into the hands of Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the sons of Israel served Cushan-rishathaim eight years.
When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out in fear.
Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.
and Nethanel the son of Zuar, over the tribal army of the sons of Issachar;
how he entered the house of God in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the consecrated bread, which is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests, and he also gave it to those who were with him?"
"I sent a plague among you after the manner of Egypt; I slew your young men by the sword along with your captured horses, And I made the stench of your camp rise up in your nostrils; Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.
Then the LORD said, "You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which came up overnight and perished overnight.
"I will punish her for the days of the Baals When she used to offer sacrifices to them And adorn herself with her earrings and jewelry, And follow her lovers, so that she forgot Me," declares the LORD.
So the seacoast will be pastures, With caves for shepherds and folds for flocks.
The inhabitants of Samaria will fear For the calf of Beth-aven Indeed, its people will mourn for it, And its idolatrous priests will cry out over it, Over its glory, since it has departed from it.
"Please, let us make a little walled upper chamber and let us set a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he can turn in there."
"Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel, And that I am the LORD your God, And there is no other; And My people will never be put to shame.
'I will lay waste your cities as well and will make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will not smell your soothing aromas.
These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.
For the Levites left their pasture lands and their property and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons had excluded them from serving as priests to the LORD.
Throughout his life he also eats in darkness with great vexation, sickness and anger.
Then Boaz said to Ruth, "Listen carefully, my daughter. Do not go to glean in another field; furthermore, do not go on from this one, but stay here with my maids.
and in Jeshua, in Moladah and Beth-pelet,
Then King David said, "Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada." And they came into the king's presence.
"But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and consume the men of Shechem and Beth-millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem and from Beth-millo, and consume Abimelech."
Now on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one When all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses,
"We utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women and children of every city.
and are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the sons of Israel would not look intently at the end of what was fading away.
You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led.
And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,
If one of the unbelievers invites you and you want to go, eat anything that is set before you without asking questions for conscience' sake.
Then they set out from Succoth and camped in Etham on the edge of the wilderness.
For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord.
'Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.
You are not restrained by us, but you are restrained in your own affections.
And when Paul wanted to go into the assembly, the disciples would not let him.
When Peter said, "From strangers," Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are exempt.
I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed and said, "Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,
and said to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here.
for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him.
"For behold, I am going to raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for the perishing, seek the scattered, heal the broken, or sustain the one standing, but will devour the flesh of the fat sheep and tear off their hoofs.
Then Nebuchadnezzar in rage and anger gave orders to bring Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego; then these men were brought before the king.
So she seizes him and kisses him And with a brazen face she says to him:
Ephraim is stricken, their root is dried up, They will bear no fruit Even though they bear children, I will slay the precious ones of their womb.
but have walked after the stubbornness of their heart and after the Baals, as their fathers taught them,"
"Are you not as the sons of Ethiopia to Me, O sons of Israel?" declares the LORD "Have I not brought up Israel from the land of Egypt, And the Philistines from Caphtor and the Arameans from Kir?
In that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, "A scorching wind from the bare heights in the wilderness in the direction of the daughter of My people--not to winnow and not to cleanse,
The afflicted will eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD Let your heart live forever!
"Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets';
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.
to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.
"Why did the knees receive me, And why the breasts, that I should suck?
'Now this is the law of the Nazirite when the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall bring the offering to the doorway of the tent of meeting.
"I took hold of the two tablets and threw them from my hands and smashed them before your eyes.
just as it is written, "GOD GAVE THEM A SPIRIT OF STUPOR, EYES TO SEE NOT AND EARS TO HEAR NOT, DOWN TO THIS VERY DAY."
"I am guiltless; I do not take notice of myself; I despise my life.
for my father fought for you and risked his life and delivered you from the hand of Midian;
Therefore if the whole church assembles together and all speak in tongues, and ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad?
In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea the son of Elah became king over Israel in Samaria, and reigned nine years.
Serug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor;
and Reu lived two hundred and seven years after he became the father of Serug, and he had other sons and daughters.
The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.
One of the slaves of the high priest, being a relative of the one whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I not see you in the garden with Him?"
When He got out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit met Him,
"I will destroy her vines and fig trees, Of which she said, 'These are my wages Which my lovers have given me ' And I will make them a forest, And the beasts of the field will devour them.
'Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste--it is the LORD'S Passover.
"I will also put an end to all her gaiety, Her feasts, her new moons, her sabbaths And all her festal assemblies.
"Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
He has turned aside my ways and torn me to pieces; He has made me desolate.
All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they?
"There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, And maidens without number;
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers' households of the sons of Israel, to King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the city of David, which is Zion.
Now the woman was a Gentile, of the Syrophoenician race. And she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.
They took their stand in the midst of the plot and defended it, and struck down the Philistines; and the LORD saved them by a great victory.
When he returned to the man of God with all his company, and came and stood before him, he said, "Behold now, I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel; so please take a present from your servant now."
His friend replied, "This is nothing less than the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel; God has given Midian and all the camp into his hand."
"When your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What do the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments mean which the LORD our God commanded you?'
And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.
For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.
When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also Now it was during the days of Unleavened Bread.
"Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in My statutes and execute My ordinances and keep all My commandments by walking in them, then I will carry out My word with you which I spoke to David your father.
When it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they also prophesied. So Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they also prophesied.
'THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TOOK THEIR STAND, AND THE RULERS WERE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD AND AGAINST HIS CHRIST.'
"But, so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,"--He said to the paralytic--"I say to you, get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home."
"For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven will be glad when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel--these are the eyes of the LORD which range to and fro throughout the earth."
"Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked," declares the Lord GOD, "rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?
So Simon Peter gestured to him, and said to him, "Tell us who it is of whom He is speaking."
Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs.
"They have also cast lots for My people, Traded a boy for a harlot And sold a girl for wine that they may drink.
(and behold, a lead cover was lifted up); and this is a woman sitting inside the ephah."
"And you, son of man, neither fear them nor fear their words, though thistles and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions; neither fear their words nor be dismayed at their presence, for they are a rebellious house.
Though the pride of Israel testifies against him, Yet they have not returned to the LORD their God, Nor have they sought Him, for all this.
along with the prophets of Israel who prophesy to Jerusalem, and who see visions of peace for her when there is no peace,' declares the Lord GOD.
He is to me like a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in secret places.
Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.
The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.
"Let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there as king over Israel, and blow the trumpet and say, 'Long live King Solomon!'
then you shall take an awl and pierce it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also you shall do likewise to your maidservant.
so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
But Abishai the son of Zeruiah said, "Should not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD'S anointed?"
"As soon as you enter the city you will find him before he goes up to the high place to eat, for the people will not eat until he comes, because he must bless the sacrifice; afterward those who are invited will eat. Now therefore, go up for you will find him at once."
In accordance with all these words and all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David.
"You shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you and that you may go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore to give your fathers,
So all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years, and he died.
For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: "AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS";
even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles.
After quieting the crowd, the town clerk said, "Men of Ephesus, what man is there after all who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of the image which fell down from heaven?
and to have authority to cast out the demons.
Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Then Moses departed and returned to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, "Please, let me go, that I may return to my brethren who are in Egypt, and see if they are still alive." And Jethro said to Moses, "Go in peace."
"Woe to the worthless shepherd Who leaves the flock! A sword will be on his arm And on his right eye! His arm will be totally withered And his right eye will be blind."
At that time two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.
Therefore Pilate went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this Man?"
the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,
Then Daniel replied with discretion and discernment to Arioch, the captain of the king's bodyguard, who had gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon;
Departing from there, Jesus went along by the Sea of Galilee, and having gone up on the mountain, He was sitting there.
"For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure with which the LORD was wrathful against you in order to destroy you, but the LORD listened to me that time also.
When Peter came to himself, he said, "Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting."
"I feel compassion for the people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat.
The king answered them harshly, and King Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the elders.
When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you." And Elisha said, "Please, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me."
I saw at night, and behold, a man was riding on a red horse, and he was standing among the myrtle trees which were in the ravine, with red, sorrel and white horses behind him.
One day he came there and turned in to the upper chamber and rested.
In Damascus the ethnarch under Aretas the king was guarding the city of the Damascenes in order to seize me,
"Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
"It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!"
But the officers who came did not find them in the prison; and they returned and reported back,
"You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.
And He said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions became hungry;
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Moab and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because he burned the bones of the king of Edom to lime.
"Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the LORD which He loves and has married the daughter of a foreign god.
"Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."
Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.
Then Jehu sent throughout Israel and all the worshipers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left who did not come. And when they went into the house of Baal, the house of Baal was filled from one end to the other.
inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked.
"Then in his place one will arise who will send an oppressor through the Jewel of his kingdom; yet within a few days he will be shattered, though not in anger nor in battle.
'Behold, the day! Behold, it is coming! Your doom has gone forth; the rod has budded, arrogance has blossomed.
For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART AND WITH ALL THE UNDERSTANDING AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."
'And you shall not go up by steps to My altar, so that your nakedness will not be exposed on it.'
Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
"The LORD was angry enough with Aaron to destroy him; so I also prayed for Aaron at the same time.
"For this time I will send all My plagues on you and your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is no one like Me in all the earth.
These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, by their nations.
When this letter is read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodicea.
"Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.
But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.
When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."
"At this remark, MOSES FLED AND BECAME AN ALIEN IN THE LAND OF MIDIAN, where he became the father of two sons.
the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Hesli, the son of Naggai,
Those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the demon-possessed man, and all about the swine.
"And it will come about that all who see you Will shrink from you and say, 'Nineveh is devastated! Who will grieve for her?' Where will I seek comforters for you?"
And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?
"Sing for joy and be glad, O daughter of Zion; for behold I am coming and I will dwell in your midst," declares the LORD.
For Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces; And Judah has multiplied fortified cities, But I will send a fire on its cities that it may consume its palatial dwellings.
behold, I have done according to your words Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.
and the meaning of the ten horns that were on its head and the other horn which came up, and before which three of them fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth uttering great boasts and which was larger in appearance than its associates.
a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey;
Ephraim will become a desolation in the day of rebuke; Among the tribes of Israel I declare what is sure.
The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips.
He has also prepared for Himself deadly weapons; He makes His arrows fiery shafts.
Also, do not take seriously all words which are spoken, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you.
Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
"But He saves from the sword of their mouth, And the poor from the hand of the mighty.
So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, and the king's anger subsided.
Then the king said to me, the queen sitting beside him, "How long will your journey be, and when will you return?" So it pleased the king to send me, and I gave him a definite time.
Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (the towns of Jair, the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead were his: the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bronze bars were his);
For many in Judah were bound by oath to him because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.
Now three times in a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar which he built to the LORD, burning incense with them on the altar which was before the LORD. So he finished the house.
Now Solomon decided to build a house for the name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.
All Israel buried him and mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke through His servant Ahijah the prophet.
As for Zillah, she also gave birth to Tubal-cain, the forger of all implements of bronze and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
Each one of them seized his opponent by the head and thrust his sword in his opponent's side; so they fell down together. Therefore that place was called Helkath-hazzurim, which is in Gibeon.
Again he said, "Give me the cloak that is on you and hold it." So she held it, and he measured six measures of barley and laid it on her. Then she went into the city.
if then you have dealt in truth and integrity with Jerubbaal and his house this day, rejoice in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you.
"The LORD will remove from you all sickness; and He will not put on you any of the harmful diseases of Egypt which you have known, but He will lay them on all who hate you.
Saul's uncle said, "Please tell me what Samuel said to you."
And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those who were circumcised took issue with him,
Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.
But after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear fell upon those who were watching them.
But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short while--in person, not in spirit--were all the more eager with great desire to see your face.
But if anyone says to you, "This is meat sacrificed to idols," do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience' sake;
Therefore his calamity will come suddenly; Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing.
where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Now these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved.
"Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
Your bow was made bare, The rods of chastisement were sworn Selah You cleaved the earth with rivers.
'I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality.
'Thus says the LORD, "You must not go up and fight against your relatives the sons of Israel; return every man to his house, for this thing has come from Me."'" So they listened to the word of the LORD, and returned and went their way according to the word of the LORD.
I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one's lifetime;
At the beginning of their living there, they did not fear the LORD; therefore the LORD sent lions among them which killed some of them.
Saul sent to Jesse, saying, "Let David now stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight."
Lamech took to himself two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.
the king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;
He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?"
And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
"Whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you;
and He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake; but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets.
They crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left.
"But many who are first will be last; and the last, first.
Then the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze chains, and he was a grinder in the prison.
Her consecrated ones were purer than snow, They were whiter than milk; They were more ruddy in body than corals, Their polishing was like lapis lazuli.
in the day that the watchmen of the house tremble, and mighty men stoop, the grinding ones stand idle because they are few, and those who look through windows grow dim;
The mountains saw You and quaked; The downpour of waters swept by. The deep uttered forth its voice, It lifted high its hands.
I will not punish your daughters when they play the harlot Or your brides when they commit adultery, For the men themselves go apart with harlots And offer sacrifices with temple prostitutes; So the people without understanding are ruined.
"Also the Glory of Israel will not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man that He should change His mind."
In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath,
"For I have told him that I am about to judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons brought a curse on themselves and he did not rebuke them.
Nebuchadnezzar the king to all the peoples, nations, and men of every language that live in all the earth: "May your peace abound!
Then Absalom her brother said to her, "Has Amnon your brother been with you? But now keep silent, my sister, he is your brother; do not take this matter to heart." So Tamar remained and was desolate in her brother Absalom's house.
Then it came about afterwards that David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go up to one of the cities of Judah?" And the LORD said to him, "Go up " So David said, "Where shall I go up?" And He said, "To Hebron."
"A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH, WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING, RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN; AND SHE REFUSED TO BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY WERE NO MORE."
What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires This too is futility and a striving after wind.
Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah opposed this, with Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite supporting them.
For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present.
When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
And David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for the sake of His people Israel.
Then his return was to Ramah, for his house was there, and there he judged Israel; and he built there an altar to the LORD.
When the sons of Israel cried to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for the sons of Israel to deliver them, Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.
"However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the latter days This was your dream and the visions in your mind while on your bed.
So Saul said to his uncle, "He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found." But he did not tell him about the matter of the kingdom which Samuel had mentioned.
So the men pursued them on the road to the Jordan to the fords; and as soon as those who were pursuing them had gone out, they shut the gate.
Whenever the cloud was lifted from over the tent, afterward the sons of Israel would then set out; and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the sons of Israel would camp.
'Let Me alone, that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they.'
'Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
I said to them, "We according to our ability have redeemed our Jewish brothers who were sold to the nations; now would you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us?" Then they were silent and could not find a word to say.
For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.
"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, That you do not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."
"How handsome you are, my beloved, And so pleasant! Indeed, our couch is luxuriant!
"How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves."
Now King Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre.
"Thus you shall not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain; and she came secretly, and uncovered his feet and lay down.
The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"
Now in the twelfth month (that is, the month Adar), on the thirteenth day when the king's command and edict were about to be executed, on the day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery over them, it was turned to the contrary so that the Jews themselves gained the mastery over those who hated them.
If any woman who is a believer has dependent widows, she must assist them and the church must not be burdened, so that it may assist those who are widows indeed.
"The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?'
"You shall be blessed above all peoples; there will be no male or female barren among you or among your cattle.
The manna ceased on the day after they had eaten some of the produce of the land, so that the sons of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate some of the yield of the land of Canaan during that year.
'The fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it. It shall not go out, but the priest shall burn wood on it every morning; and he shall lay out the burnt offering on it, and offer up in smoke the fat portions of the peace offerings on it.
"Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.
And David says, "LET THEIR TABLE BECOME A SNARE AND A TRAP, AND A STUMBLING BLOCK AND A RETRIBUTION TO THEM.
When they lifted up their eyes at a distance and did not recognize him, they raised their voices and wept. And each of them tore his robe and they threw dust over their heads toward the sky.
For each one will bear his own load.
and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
For what comeliness and beauty will be theirs! Grain will make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins.
therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I, even I, am against you, and I will execute judgments among you in the sight of the nations.
So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and he was clean.
"Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Though I had removed them far away among the nations and though I had scattered them among the countries, yet I was a sanctuary for them a little while in the countries where they had gone."'
The exiles observed the Passover on the fourteenth of the first month.
Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.
Hear the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel.
Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground and said to him, "Why have I found favor in your sight that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?"
"For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.
For it came about when the flame went up from the altar toward heaven, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. When Manoah and his wife saw this, they fell on their faces to the ground.
and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;
Now it came about when Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had captured Ai, and had utterly destroyed it (just as he had done to Jericho and its king, so he had done to Ai and its king), and that the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were within their land,
Ibhar, Elishua, Nepheg, Japhia,
Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do it again.
So the angel swung his sickle to the earth and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great wine press of the wrath of God.
Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:
The LORD spoke again to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them,
'Thus says the LORD, "By this you shall know that I am the LORD: behold, I will strike the water that is in the Nile with the staff that is in my hand, and it will be turned to blood.
'Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds.
And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, "YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN."
For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute.
"But we have cast them down, Heshbon is ruined as far as Dibon, Then we have laid waste even to Nophah, Which reaches to Medeba."
Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him.
"Woe to you who make your neighbors drink, Who mix in your venom even to make them drunk So as to look on their nakedness!
My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner's wand informs them; For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, And they have played the harlot, departing from their God.
"I will surely assemble all of you, Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel. I will put them together like sheep in the fold; Like a flock in the midst of its pasture They will be noisy with men.
My God will cast them away Because they have not listened to Him; And they will be wanderers among the nations.
"Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way.
The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
"So he will turn his face toward the fortresses of his own land, but he will stumble and fall and be found no more.
"For the house of Israel and the house of Judah Have dealt very treacherously with Me," declares the LORD.
When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except to look on?
Now King Solomon levied forced laborers from all Israel; and the forced laborers numbered 30,000 men.
So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.
Then the king of Israel said, "Alas! For the LORD has called these three kings to give them into the hand of Moab."
So it was continuously; the cloud would cover it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
With her many persuasions she entices him; With her flattering lips she seduces him.
and Eliab the son of Helon over the tribal army of the sons of Zebulun.
For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents and have heads, and with them they do harm.
And Abraham replied, "Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am but dust and ashes.
Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with wrath, and his facial expression was altered toward Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. He answered by giving orders to heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.
So, when they had solemnly testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they started back to Jerusalem, and were preaching the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans.
He said to the man with the withered hand, "Get up and come forward!"
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Ask now the priests for a ruling:
"I will also make it a possession for the hedgehog and swamps of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of hosts.
They sang, praising and giving thanks to the LORD, saying, "For He is good, for His lovingkindness is upon Israel forever." And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the LORD because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.
"Then I raised up some of your sons to be prophets And some of your young men to be Nazirites. Is this not so, O sons of Israel?" declares the LORD.
He bent His bow And set me as a target for the arrow.
and the doors on the street are shut as the sound of the grinding mill is low, and one will arise at the sound of the bird, and all the daughters of song will sing softly.
For behold, the LORD is going to command that the great house be smashed to pieces and the small house to fragments.
Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one;
'Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.
"So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you.'
Posterity will serve Him; It will be told of the Lord to the coming generation.
"For then you will delight in the Almighty And lift up your face to God.
things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.
The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. When he went out to war, the LORD gave Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand, so that he prevailed over Cushan-rishathaim.
In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you;
Now these are those who conspired against him: Zabad the son of Shimeath the Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith the Moabitess.
So the people scattered through all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel became king in Samaria, and reigned forty-one years.
In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.
Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan.
Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him,
then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,
'Return, O faithless sons,' declares the LORD; 'For I am a master to you, And I will take you one from a city and two from a family, And I will bring you to Zion.'
and I trust in the Lord that I myself also will be coming shortly.
Moreover, the LORD said, "Because the daughters of Zion are proud And walk with heads held high and seductive eyes, And go along with mincing steps And tinkle the bangles on their feet,
"This is another thing you do: you cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and with groaning, because He no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand.
Their whole body, their backs, their hands, their wings and the wheels were full of eyes all around, the wheels belonging to all four of them.
"Then he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran From there, after his father died, God had him move to this country in which you are now living.
As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed was imploring Him that he might accompany Him.
Ornan said to David, "Take it for yourself; and let my lord the king do what is good in his sight. See, I will give the oxen for burnt offerings and the threshing sledges for wood and the wheat for the grain offering; I will give it all."
he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,