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So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate at the king's table regularly Now he was lame in both feet.
and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife'; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.
"You are witnesses of these things.
and to those who were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were accustomed to go."
Then Joshua came at that time and cut off the Anakim from the hill country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab and from all the hill country of Judah and from all the hill country of Israel. Joshua utterly destroyed them with their cities.
for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
But one whom you forgive anything, I forgive also; for indeed what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence of Christ,
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him."
Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
"Your fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons in all, and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven.
Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory.
"Also My bread which I gave you, fine flour, oil and honey with which I fed you, you would offer before them for a soothing aroma; so it happened," declares the Lord GOD.
"And now this commandment is for you, O priests.
"Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams," declares the LORD, "and related them and led My people astray by their falsehoods and reckless boasting; yet I did not send them or command them, nor do they furnish this people the slightest benefit," declares the LORD.
"Even when they made for themselves A calf of molten metal And said, 'This is your God Who brought you up from Egypt,' And committed great blasphemies,
Now Nahash the Ammonite came up and besieged Jabesh-gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, "Make a covenant with us and we will serve you."
Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.
"What right has My beloved in My house When she has done many vile deeds? Can the sacrificial flesh take away from you your disaster, So that you can rejoice?"
Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course.
And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Please let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after one in whose sight I may find favor." And she said to her, "Go, my daughter."
Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment.
On the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison.
By Hushim he became the father of Abitub and Elpaal.
Baana the son of Ahilud, in Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-shean which is beside Zarethan below Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah as far as the other side of Jokmeam;
Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof,
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ship's boat and let it fall away.
'But Sihon did not trust Israel to pass through his territory; so Sihon gathered all his people and camped in Jahaz and fought with Israel.
The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?"
And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient?
"But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.
and they said to him, "Thus says Jephthah, 'Israel did not take away the land of Moab nor the land of the sons of Ammon.
The LORD said to Moses, "When you go back to Egypt see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your power; but I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go.
Thus Israel lived in the land of the Amorites.
Greet all of your leaders and all the saints Those from Italy greet you.
He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
to fulfill the word of Jesus which He spoke, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die.
"You will not be united with them in burial, Because you have ruined your country, You have slain your people. May the offspring of evildoers not be mentioned forever.
Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones.
"I will cut off your carved images And your sacred pillars from among you, So that you will no longer bow down To the work of your hands.
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,
Therefore, on account of you Zion will be plowed as a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of ruins, And the mountain of the temple will become high places of a forest.
The LORD gave wisdom to Solomon, just as He promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a covenant.
"They took him, and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
Then Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the city of David to the house which he had built for her, for he said, "My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are holy where the ark of the LORD has entered."
that his heart may not be lifted up above his countrymen and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, to the right or the left, so that he and his sons may continue long in his kingdom in the midst of Israel.
And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"
The sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine, whom she bore, were Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.
So David came to Baal-perazim and defeated them there; and he said, "The LORD has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters." Therefore he named that place Baal-perazim.
in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the LORD saying, "He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting," then the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud,
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom crossed the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.
Heshbon, and all its cities which are on the plain: Dibon and Bamoth-baal and Beth-baal-meon,
Simon answered and said, "Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but I will do as You say and let down the nets."
For they covered the surface of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Thus nothing green was left on tree or plant of the field through all the land of Egypt.
Just as the LORD had commanded Moses his servant, so Moses commanded Joshua, and so Joshua did; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD had commanded Moses.
And he went away and began to proclaim in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed.
"But all the animals and the spoil of the cities we took as our booty.
"But you made the Nazirites drink wine, And you commanded the prophets saying, 'You shall not prophesy!'
"I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things:
Then they answered and spoke before the king, "Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or to the injunction which you signed, but keeps making his petition three times a day."
"Now my days are swifter than a runner; They flee away, they see no good.
"Forasmuch as you are sent by the king and his seven counselors to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem according to the law of your God which is in your hand,
Moreover, the LORD made it known to me and I knew it; Then You showed me their deeds.
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and Absalom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.
Boaz replied to her, "All that you have done for your mother-in-law after the death of your husband has been fully reported to me, and how you left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and came to a people that you did not previously know.
Now Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.
Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Seraiah was secretary.
And Joab the son of Zeruiah and the servants of David went out and met them by the pool of Gibeon; and they sat down, one on the one side of the pool and the other on the other side of the pool.
For it is attested of Him, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK."
For they could not bear the command, "IF EVEN A BEAST TOUCHES THE MOUNTAIN, IT WILL BE STONED."
'But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them--I place no other burden on you.
and he said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.
The leaders offered the dedication offering for the altar when it was anointed, so the leaders offered their offering before the altar.
"They shall also keep all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, along with the duties of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.
'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'
"Then you are not the Egyptian who some time ago stirred up a revolt and led the four thousand men of the Assassins out into the wilderness?"
He gave me instruction and talked with me and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding.
"But God spoke to this effect, that his DESCENDANTS WOULD BE ALIENS IN A FOREIGN LAND, AND THAT THEY WOULD BE ENSLAVED AND MISTREATED FOR FOUR HUNDRED YEARS.
Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions' den The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you."
They told Him, saying, "John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets."
"Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done? They certainly were not ashamed, And they did not know how to blush; Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time of their punishment they shall be brought down," Says the LORD.
Then Saul said to Samuel, "I did obey the voice of the LORD, and went on the mission on which the LORD sent me, and have brought back Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
On the twenty-first of the seventh month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet saying,
For Topheth has long been ready, Indeed, it has been prepared for the king He has made it deep and large, A pyre of fire with plenty of wood; The breath of the LORD, like a torrent of brimstone, sets it afire.
"However, I will leave a remnant, for you will have those who escaped the sword among the nations when you are scattered among the countries.
So all Israel went down to the Philistines, each to sharpen his plowshare, his mattock, his axe, and his hoe.
So the people shouted, and priests blew the trumpets; and when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight ahead, and they took the city.
the beginning of his talking is folly and the end of it is wicked madness.
Then David spoke to the men who were standing by him, saying, "What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?"
It is good that you grasp one thing and also not let go of the other; for the one who fears God comes forth with both of them.
I made gardens and parks for myself and I planted in them all kinds of fruit trees;
Abijah and his people defeated them with a great slaughter, so that 500,000 chosen men of Israel fell slain.
"For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed.
Honor widows who are widows indeed;
Koz became the father of Anub and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.
The neighbor women gave him a name, saying, "A son has been born to Naomi!" So they named him Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.
Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds,
Thereafter Samuel called the people together to the LORD at Mizpah;
When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.
If sometimes the cloud remained a few days over the tabernacle, according to the command of the LORD they remained camped. Then according to the command of the LORD they set out.
Abraham said, "I swear it."
"For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to believe him.
Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea and also Nympha and the church that is in her house.
If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;
For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
" 'AND WHATEVER NATION TO WHICH THEY WILL BE IN BONDAGE I MYSELF WILL JUDGE,' said God, 'AND AFTER THAT THEY WILL COME OUT AND SERVE ME IN THIS PLACE.'
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee,
Sun and moon stood in their places; They went away at the light of Your arrows, At the radiance of Your gleaming spear.
Do you put off the day of calamity, And would you bring near the seat of violence?
For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel, "Seek Me that you may live.
When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought to understand it; and behold, standing before me was one who looked like a man.
Therefore, thus says the LORD, "If you return, then I will restore you-- Before Me you will stand; And if you extract the precious from the worthless, You will become My spokesman. They for their part may turn to you, But as for you, you must not turn to them.
"They made their hearts like flint so that they could not hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets; therefore great wrath came from the LORD of hosts.
"Hear and testify against the house of Jacob," Declares the Lord GOD, the God of hosts.
he said to Arioch, the king's commander, "For what reason is the decree from the king so urgent?" Then Arioch informed Daniel about the matter.
Then Daniel went to his house and informed his friends, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, about the matter,
let them bring a royal robe which the king has worn, and the horse on which the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown has been placed;
"Thus you are to know in your heart that the LORD your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.
And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
King Solomon also built a fleet of ships in Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.
After these events King Ahasuerus promoted Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him and established his authority over all the princes who were with him.
"In that day I will carry out against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end.
Jehoshaphat said, "The word of the LORD is with him." So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king and said, "Amen! Thus may the LORD, the God of my lord the king, say.
Samuel said to the people, "Do not fear. You have committed all this evil, yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart.
He proceeded there to Naioth in Ramah; and the Spirit of God came upon him also, so that he went along prophesying continually until he came to Naioth in Ramah.
"Rise up! Consecrate the people and say, 'Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, for thus the LORD, the God of Israel, has said, "There are things under the ban in your midst, O Israel. You cannot stand before your enemies until you have removed the things under the ban from your midst."
'Now this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings which shall be presented to the LORD.
His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.
"So I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My miracles which I shall do in the midst of it; and after that he will let you go.
Now God has not only raised the Lord, but will also raise us up through His power.
And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep.
When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he began asking to receive alms.
For by it the men of old gained approval.
Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also,
Arpachshad became the father of Shelah; and Shelah became the father of Eber.
Also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, and the older brother of Japheth, children were born.
"Now if you are ready, at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery and bagpipe and all kinds of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, very well But if you do not worship, you will immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire; and what god is there who can deliver you out of my hands?"
The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds' feet, And makes me walk on my high places. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.
"Then I will give her her vineyards from there, And the valley of Achor as a door of hope And she will sing there as in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
"This is the one about whom it is written, 'BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.'
Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.
Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?
It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, "Call out with a loud voice, for he is a god; either he is occupied or gone aside, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened."
'It will come about that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you that you may become a blessing Do not fear; let your hands be strong.'
'In that day,' declares the LORD of hosts, 'every one of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and under his fig tree.'"
"Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed And founds a town with violence!
A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.
"I will rise up against them," declares the LORD of hosts, "and will cut off from Babylon name and survivors, offspring and posterity," declares the LORD.
Then it happened as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.
"Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.
So the great court all around had three rows of cut stone and a row of cedar beams even as the inner court of the house of the LORD, and the porch of the house.
The sound of a report! Behold, it comes-- A great commotion out of the land of the north-- To make the cities of Judah A desolation, a haunt of jackals.
Now it came about after two full years that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the king's sons.
"My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart."
"Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, May you come with me from Lebanon Journey down from the summit of Amana, From the summit of Senir and Hermon, From the dens of lions, From the mountains of leopards.
Also, before they burned the fat, the priest's servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, "Give the priest meat for roasting, as he will not take boiled meat from you, only raw."
Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.
And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.
He brought into the house of God the dedicated things of his father and his own dedicated things: silver and gold and utensils.
"But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
Now the sons of Gad lived opposite them in the land of Bashan as far as Salecah.
"I took your sinful thing, the calf which you had made, and burned it with fire and crushed it, grinding it very small until it was as fine as dust; and I threw its dust into the brook that came down from the mountain.
For it is written in the Law of Moses, "YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING " God is not concerned about oxen, is He?
'Do you not possess what Chemosh your god gives you to possess? So whatever the LORD our God has driven out before us, we will possess it.
He said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken His lovingkindness and His truth toward my master; as for me, the LORD has guided me in the way to the house of my master's brothers."
When the seven days were almost over, the Jews from Asia, upon seeing him in the temple, began to stir up all the crowd and laid hands on him,
When he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister's wrists, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, "This is what the man said to me," he went to the man; and behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.
one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
"You shall take in your hand this staff, with which you shall perform the signs."
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
And they began to implore Him to leave their region.
As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the commander, "May I say something to you?" And he said, "Do you know Greek?
Then the LORD will appear over them, And His arrow will go forth like lightning; And the Lord GOD will blow the trumpet, And will march in the storm winds of the south.
Are you better than No-amon, Which was situated by the waters of the Nile, With water surrounding her, Whose rampart was the sea, Whose wall consisted of the sea?
Gather yourselves together, yes, gather, O nation without shame,
"I will root out your Asherim from among you And destroy your cities.
The LORD called your name, "A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and form"; With the noise of a great tumult He has kindled fire on it, And its branches are worthless.
Now in that day the remnant of Israel, and those of the house of Jacob who have escaped, will never again rely on the one who struck them, but will truly rely on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.
that on that day he who escapes will come to you with information for your ears?
Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you,
Now Solomon had 70,000 transporters, and 80,000 hewers of stone in the mountains,
Now when David had come to Mahanaim, Shobi the son of Nahash from Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, Machir the son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim,
So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world.
Ram became the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, leader of the sons of Judah;
Now the lords of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice, for they said, "Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hands."
"And she said, 'Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.' Thus she came and has remained from the morning until now; she has been sitting in the house for a little while."
'And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall burn with fire.
And Hadadezer sent and brought out the Arameans who were beyond the River, and they came to Helam; and Shobach the commander of the army of Hadadezer led them.
And Levi gave a big reception for Him in his house; and there was a great crowd of tax collectors and other people who were reclining at the table with them.
Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, "Give your advice. What shall we do?"
"Or the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.
"But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance.
"Over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall also spread a cloth of blue and put on it the dishes and the pans and the sacrificial bowls and the jars for the drink offering, and the continual bread shall be on it.
then Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, "Please let us pass through your land," but the king of Edom would not listen And they also sent to the king of Moab, but he would not consent. So Israel remained at Kadesh.
For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, to meet Israel in battle in order that he might utterly destroy them, that they might receive no mercy, but that he might destroy them, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
So death works in us, but life in you.
Now the cities of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho and Beth-hoglah and Emek-keziz,
"Be careful that you do not forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land.
Daniel answered before the king and said, "As for the mystery about which the king has inquired, neither wise men, conjurers, magicians nor diviners are able to declare it to the king.
In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.
And He was saying to them, "Do you not yet understand?"
"But the LORD is in His holy temple Let all the earth be silent before Him."
Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question:
"Now send me a skilled man to work in gold, silver, brass and iron, and in purple, crimson and violet fabrics, and who knows how to make engravings, to work with the skilled men whom I have in Judah and Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.
Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven;
"The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will finish it. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.
"They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, 'Peace, peace,' But there is no peace.
"Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.
Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.
But let all who take refuge in You be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You shelter them, That those who love Your name may exult in You.
Around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads.
And it will be against all the cedars of Lebanon that are lofty and lifted up, Against all the oaks of Bashan,
Now it came about after this, that Ben-hadad king of Aram gathered all his army and went up and besieged Samaria.
The cart came into the field of Joshua the Beth-shemite and stood there where there was a large stone; and they split the wood of the cart and offered the cows as a burnt offering to the LORD.
Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge.
"Take courage and be men, O Philistines, or you will become slaves to the Hebrews, as they have been slaves to you; therefore, be men and fight."
"But the LORD has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be a people for His own possession, as today.
The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.
But passing through their midst, He went His way.
All Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the LORD.
And answering they said to Him, "Where, Lord?" And He said to them, "Where the body is, there also the vultures will be gathered."
"I will sow her for Myself in the land I will also have compassion on her who had not obtained compassion, And I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they will say, 'You are my God!'"
"They will say to you, 'Look there! Look here!' Do not go away, and do not run after them.
Do horses run on rocks? Or does one plow them with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,
Nebuchadnezzar responded and said to them, "Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image that I have set up?
"At the beginning of your supplications the command was issued, and I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed; so give heed to the message and gain understanding of the vision.
"And I will execute vengeance in anger and wrath On the nations which have not obeyed."
So the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they looked for Daniel and his friends to kill them.
"Now you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who are prophesying from their own inspiration. Prophesy against them
"The one belonging to Ahab, who dies in the city, the dogs will eat, and the one who dies in the field the birds of heaven will eat."
Thus says the LORD, "If the heavens above can be measured And the foundations of the earth searched out below, Then I will also cast off all the offspring of Israel For all that they have done," declares the LORD.
Then the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against King Amon, and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place.
Nogah, Nepheg and Japhia,
"Again what more can David say to You? For You know Your servant, O Lord GOD!
Jephthah made a vow to the LORD and said, "If You will indeed give the sons of Ammon into my hand,
If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
Now Jehoram the son of Ahab became king over Israel at Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.
Now behold, Zadok also came, and all the Levites with him carrying the ark of the covenant of God And they set down the ark of God, and Abiathar came up until all the people had finished passing from the city.
So David gathered all the people and went to Rabbah, fought against it and captured it.
It happened in the middle of the night that the man was startled and bent forward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet.
And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord.
and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you."
'Then they went through the wilderness and around the land of Edom and the land of Moab, and came to the east side of the land of Moab, and they camped beyond the Arnon; but they did not enter the territory of Moab, for the Arnon was the border of Moab.
"You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,
Thus Joshua took all that land: the hill country and all the Negev, all that land of Goshen, the lowland, the Arabah, the hill country of Israel and its lowland
and implored Him earnestly, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live."
"Therefore, you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him.
The LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" And he said, "A staff."
saying, "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them."
and His garments became radiant and exceedingly white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them.
"The LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might perform them in the land where you are going over to possess it.
Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the sons of Israel would keep the LORD'S charge and not set out.
And they began to weep aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him,
"In that day I will also make a covenant for them With the beasts of the field, The birds of the sky And the creeping things of the ground And I will abolish the bow, the sword and war from the land, And will make them lie down in safety.
Israel is a luxuriant vine; He produces fruit for himself The more his fruit, The more altars he made; The richer his land, The better he made the sacred pillars.
"Therefore, as I live," declares the LORD of hosts, The God of Israel, "Surely Moab will be like Sodom And the sons of Ammon like Gomorrah-- A place possessed by nettles and salt pits, And a perpetual desolation The remnant of My people will plunder them And the remainder of My nation will inherit them."
And he was accompanied by Sopater of Berea, the son of Pyrrhus, and by Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia.
The Lord has rejected His altar, He has abandoned His sanctuary; He has delivered into the hand of the enemy The walls of her palaces They have made a noise in the house of the LORD As in the day of an appointed feast.
"Now a traveler came to the rich man, And he was unwilling to take from his own flock or his own herd, To prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him; Rather he took the poor man's ewe lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him."
"I will spread My net over him, and he will be caught in My snare Then I will bring him to Babylon and enter into judgment with him there regarding the unfaithful act which he has committed against Me.
For though your people, O Israel, may be like the sand of the sea, Only a remnant within them will return; A destruction is determined, overflowing with righteousness.
"Indeed, forty years You provided for them in the wilderness and they were not in want; Their clothes did not wear out, nor did their feet swell.
Who knows that the breath of man ascends upward and the breath of the beast descends downward to the earth?
"By day they meet with darkness, And grope at noon as in the night.
And your mouth like the best wine!" "It goes down smoothly for my beloved, Flowing gently through the lips of those who fall asleep.
Now the weight of gold which came to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold,
Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son;
Nor let us act immorally, as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day.
Moreover, they were speaking about his good deeds in my presence and reported my words to him. Then Tobiah sent letters to frighten me.
He said to him, "Say now to her, 'Behold, you have been careful for us with all this care; what can I do for you? Would you be spoken for to the king or to the captain of the army?'" And she answered, "I live among my own people."
When the priests came forth from the holy place (for all the priests who were present had sanctified themselves, without regard to divisions),
the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant,
The house of Israel named it manna, and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey.
"He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants.
So the LORD delivered Israel that day, and the battle spread beyond Beth-aven.
"For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger.
The LORD said to Moses, "Is the LORD'S power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not."
Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.
"But when you blow an alarm, the camps that are pitched on the east side shall set out.
For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords,
From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.
Now these are the records of the generations of Aaron and Moses at the time when the LORD spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and gave them a charge to the sons of Israel and to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
"You will eat, but you will not be satisfied, And your vileness will be in your midst You will try to remove for safekeeping, But you will not preserve anything, And what you do preserve I will give to the sword.
The wheels were called in my hearing, the whirling wheels.
There is nothing reliable in what they say; Their inward part is destruction itself Their throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue.
"At that time they will call Jerusalem 'The Throne of the LORD,' and all the nations will be gathered to it, to Jerusalem, for the name of the LORD; nor will they walk anymore after the stubbornness of their evil heart.
Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, "THOUGH THE NUMBER OF THE SONS OF ISRAEL BE LIKE THE SAND OF THE SEA, IT IS THE REMNANT THAT WILL BE SAVED;
He said, "O man of high esteem, do not be afraid Peace be with you; take courage and be courageous!" Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength and said, "May my lord speak, for you have strengthened me."
"For before the boy will know enough to refuse evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread will be forsaken.
"As I live," declares the LORD, "even though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were a signet ring on My right hand, yet I would pull you off;
To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things;
By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise;
That I may tell of all Your praises, That in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in Your salvation.
"All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man."
He also gave him a copy of the text of the edict which had been issued in Susa for their destruction, that he might show Esther and inform her, and to order her to go in to the king to implore his favor and to plead with him for her people.
The wing of the other cherub, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house; and its other wing of five cubits was attached to the wing of the first cherub.
and their relatives, heads of their fathers' households, 1,760 very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.
He said to him, "I also am a prophet like you, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you to your house, that he may eat bread and drink water '" But he lied to him.
Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema,
In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria came and captured Ijon and Abel-beth-maacah and Janoah and Kedesh and Hazor and Gilead and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria.
"But whatever happens," he said, "I will run." So he said to him, "Run." Then Ahimaaz ran by way of the plain and passed up the Cushite.
Then she said, "I have found favor in your sight, my lord, for you have comforted me and indeed have spoken kindly to your maidservant, though I am not like one of your maidservants."
and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle for the rear side to the west.
The LORD did according to the word of Moses, and the frogs died out of the houses, the courts, and the fields.
They journeyed from Ezion-geber and camped in the wilderness of Zin, that is, Kadesh.
'Fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out.
AND HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, AS THE VESSELS OF THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES, as I also have received authority from My Father;
And they spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house.
But Barnabas took hold of him and brought him to the apostles and described to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had talked to him, and how at Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus.
I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.
"Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out.
"But those vine-growers said to one another, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!'
Moses said, "Eat it today, for today is a sabbath to the LORD; today you will not find it in the field.
"Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the sons of Israel go out of his land."
Brethren, pray for us.
When He arrived at the place, He said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."
"Whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house.'
Now some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.
"But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.
Those who recline on beds of ivory And sprawl on their couches, And eat lambs from the flock And calves from the midst of the stall,
"To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?
"Last of all, the woman died.
"Listen, you mountains, to the indictment of the LORD, And you enduring foundations of the earth, Because the LORD has a case against His people; Even with Israel He will dispute.
The LORD enters into judgment with the elders and princes of His people, "It is you who have devoured the vineyard; The plunder of the poor is in your houses.
"The ram which you saw with the two horns represents the kings of Media and Persia.
"Or like a miscarriage which is discarded, I would not be, As infants that never saw light.
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
and all the Levitical singers, Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and kinsmen, clothed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps and lyres, standing east of the altar, and with them one hundred and twenty priests blowing trumpets
"If you walk in My ways, keeping My statutes and commandments, as your father David walked, then I will prolong your days."
"In the first year of Darius the Mede, I arose to be an encouragement and a protection for him.
Now when the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the people of the exile were building a temple to the LORD God of Israel,
"O that a man might plead with God As a man with his neighbor!
"But the vine said to them, 'Shall I leave my new wine, which cheers God and men, and go to wave over the trees?'
He said, "O LORD, the God of Israel, there is no god like You in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart;
Then on the seventh day they rose early at the dawning of the day and marched around the city in the same manner seven times; only on that day they marched around the city seven times.
Now Eli was very old; and he heard all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, as a boy wearing a linen ephod.
to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality.
The people answered him in accord with this word, saying, "Thus it will be done for the man who kills him."
Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents.
Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, "Please tell me where the seer's house is."
'If your offering is a grain offering made on the griddle, it shall be of fine flour, unleavened, mixed with oil;
The men of Shechem set men in ambush against him on the tops of the mountains, and they robbed all who might pass by them along the road; and it was told to Abimelech.
as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.
and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets.
"So I fell down before the LORD the forty days and nights, which I did because the LORD had said He would destroy you.
the king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;
Now when they set out from Kadesh, the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor.
"You shall thus give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the sons of Israel.
They said to them, "May the LORD look upon you and judge you, for you have made us odious in Pharaoh's sight and in the sight of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us."
and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.
'So many peoples and mighty nations will come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD.'
"Then say to him, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Behold, a man whose name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the temple of the LORD.
You will give truth to Jacob And unchanging love to Abraham, Which You swore to our forefathers From the days of old.
"The remnant of Israel will do no wrong And tell no lies, Nor will a deceitful tongue Be found in their mouths; For they will feed and lie down With no one to make them tremble."
How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I surrender you, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart is turned over within Me, All My compassions are kindled.
For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you;
So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three days' walk.
After the deportation to Babylon: Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel.
Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, The tyrannical city!
Egypt will become a waste, And Edom will become a desolate wilderness, Because of the violence done to the sons of Judah, In whose land they have shed innocent blood.
"Like emery harder than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, though they are a rebellious house."
Then, as soon as the king heard this statement, he was deeply distressed and set his mind on delivering Daniel; and even until sunset he kept exerting himself to rescue him.
"The LORD will bring on you, on your people, and on your father's house such days as have never come since the day that Ephraim separated from Judah, the king of Assyria."
Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good.
"Also the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes Have shaved the crown of your head.
"This our bread was warm when we took it for our provisions out of our houses on the day that we left to come to you; but now behold, it is dry and has become crumbled.
When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD and said, "Strike this people with blindness, I pray." So He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
Wherever they went, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had spoken and as the LORD had sworn to them, so that they were severely distressed.
(for the Law made nothing perfect), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
He also stripped off his clothes, and he too prophesied before Samuel and lay down naked all that day and all that night Therefore they say, "Is Saul also among the prophets?"
Joshua said, "By this you shall know that the living God is among you, and that He will assuredly dispossess from before you the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Hivite, the Perizzite, the Girgashite, the Amorite, and the Jebusite.
and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.
As for the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were assigned to outside duties for Israel, as officers and judges.
Joab sent messengers to David and said, "I have fought against Rabbah, I have even captured the city of waters.
Thus the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to meet the Philistines in battle and camped beside Ebenezer while the Philistines camped in Aphek.
"Now therefore, please swear to me by the LORD, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father's household, and give me a pledge of truth,
Now Heber the Kenite had separated himself from the Kenites, from the sons of Hobab the father-in-law of Moses, and had pitched his tent as far away as the oak in Zaanannim, which is near Kedesh.
Now the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah toward the border of Edom in the south were Kabzeel and Eder and Jagur,
who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.
"Therefore when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?"
"So I said to you, 'Let My son go that he may serve Me'; but you have refused to let him go Behold, I will kill your son, your firstborn."'"
"Then let them take a bull with its grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil; and a second bull you shall take for a sin offering.
He said, "Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep." And they began laughing at Him.
"Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;
As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you; as for our brethren, they are messengers of the churches, a glory to Christ.
But if a revelation is made to another who is seated, the first one must keep silent.
"Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours; your border will be from the wilderness to Lebanon, and from the river, the river Euphrates, as far as the western sea.
For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had seized him many times; and he was bound with chains and shackles and kept under guard, and yet he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.
Therefore I have sent him all the more eagerly so that when you see him again you may rejoice and I may be less concerned about you.
"Arise and thresh, daughter of Zion, For your horn I will make iron And your hoofs I will make bronze, That you may pulverize many peoples, That you may devote to the LORD their unjust gain And their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.
The LORD of hosts has sworn saying, "Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,
Then you will say on that day, "I will give thanks to You, O LORD; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me.
Who build Zion with bloodshed And Jerusalem with violent injustice.
It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory.
"What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should endure?
'You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, and you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field or his male servant or his female servant, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.'
"And I issued a decree that any man who violates this edict, a timber shall be drawn from his house and he shall be impaled on it and his house shall be made a refuse heap on account of this.
He fashioned the two pillars of bronze; eighteen cubits was the height of one pillar, and a line of twelve cubits measured the circumference of both.
Complete darkness is held in reserve for his treasures, And unfanned fire will devour him; It will consume the survivor in his tent.
"May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him."
"At the sound of those who divide flocks among the watering places, There they shall recount the righteous deeds of the LORD, The righteous deeds for His peasantry in Israel Then the people of the LORD went down to the gates.
Then David slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David.
of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;
Then he said, "Take the arrows," and he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, "Strike the ground," and he struck it three times and stopped.
but the hill country shall be yours. For though it is a forest, you shall clear it, and to its farthest borders it shall be yours; for you shall drive out the Canaanites, even though they have chariots of iron and though they are strong."
Then Joshua rose early in the morning; and he and all the sons of Israel set out from Shittim and came to the Jordan, and they lodged there before they crossed.
Until the day was about to dawn, Paul was encouraging them all to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day that you have been constantly watching and going without eating, having taken nothing.
He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.
"Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.
So the LORD shifted the wind to a very strong west wind which took up the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea; not one locust was left in all the territory of Egypt.
"Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.
Then all the city was provoked, and the people rushed together, and taking hold of Paul they dragged him out of the temple, and immediately the doors were shut.
Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and they captured its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who were there.
"Thus we took the land at that time from the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the valley of Arnon to Mount Hermon
When they left Pharaoh's presence, they met Moses and Aaron as they were waiting for them.
But Peter kept saying insistently, "Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!" And they all were saying the same thing also.
"This happened three times, and everything was drawn back up into the sky.
"What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?" They said to Him, "The son of David."
When he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the stairs, motioned to the people with his hand; and when there was a great hush, he spoke to them in the Hebrew dialect, saying,
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples."
But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary.
So he came near to where I was standing, and when he came I was frightened and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end."
"Ho, Zion! Escape, you who are living with the daughter of Babylon."
"But do not resort to Bethel And do not come to Gilgal, Nor cross over to Beersheba; For Gilgal will certainly go into captivity And Bethel will come to trouble.
And I said, "Hear now, heads of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel Is it not for you to know justice?
"The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods in order to spite Me.
Furthermore, men are afraid of a high place and of terrors on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags himself along, and the caperberry is ineffective. For man goes to his eternal home while mourners go about in the street.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me round about.
Though you, Israel, play the harlot, Do not let Judah become guilty; Also do not go to Gilgal, Or go up to Beth-aven And take the oath: "As the LORD lives!"
Then David's anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, "As the LORD lives, surely the man who has done this deserves to die.
"Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the LORD your God, And the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.
Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him.
But Rabshakeh said to them, "Has my master sent me only to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, doomed to eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you?"
So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."
Then David said, "Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
"You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.
Then Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far,
"Therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever."
The Jews who were in Susa assembled also on the fourteenth day of the month Adar and killed three hundred men in Susa, but they did not lay their hands on the plunder.
'They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
"Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is crossing over ahead of you into the Jordan.
When the Arameans saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they gathered themselves together.
And the men who did not die were smitten with tumors and the cry of the city went up to heaven.
Now when Israel had finished killing all the inhabitants of Ai in the field in the wilderness where they pursued them, and all of them were fallen by the edge of the sword until they were destroyed, then all Israel returned to Ai and struck it with the edge of the sword.
"For the LORD your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing."'
'Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb.
"When the LORD your God extends your border as He has promised you, and you say, 'I will eat meat,' because you desire to eat meat, then you may eat meat, whatever you desire.
"Why did you not eat the sin offering at the holy place? For it is most holy, and He gave it to you to bear away the guilt of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the LORD.
"Then the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD, when I am honored through Pharaoh, through his chariots and his horsemen."
There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.
Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, "O Lord, why have You brought harm to this people? Why did You ever send me?
for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue."
"Moreover, he shall speak for you to the people; and he will be as a mouth for you and you will be as God to him.
The sons of Japheth were Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras.
They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them.
For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible."
Nevertheless, with most of them God was not well-pleased; for they were laid low in the wilderness.
Make room for us in your hearts; we wronged no one, we corrupted no one, we took advantage of no one.
"Truly I say to you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God."
'Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
And all the people would get up early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him.
"For now I would have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept then, I would have been at rest,
the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda,
"I will cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brothers, all the offspring of Ephraim.
This also is a grievous evil--exactly as a man is born, thus will he die. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind?
Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the house.
He was a widow's son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; and he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill for doing any work in bronze So he came to King Solomon and performed all his work.
Bless the LORD, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion; Bless the LORD, O my soul!
'You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight.
The first sounded, and there came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
This was done on the thirteenth day of the month Adar, and on the fourteenth day they rested and made it a day of feasting and rejoicing.
Hathach came back and related Mordecai's words to Esther.
In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves.
Then Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king; and he had neither cared for his feet, nor trimmed his mustache, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came home in peace.
"Now it is true I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I.
Then Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, "We are setting out to the place of which the LORD said, 'I will give it to you'; come with us and we will do you good, for the LORD has promised good concerning Israel."
"Moreover, may your house be like the house of Perez whom Tamar bore to Judah, through the offspring which the LORD will give you by this young woman."
The king said to Shimei, "You shall not die." Thus the king swore to him.
even all the cities of the plain and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses struck with the chiefs of Midian, Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become gnats through all the land of Egypt.'"
"But I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go, except under compulsion.
I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,
Or do only Barnabas and I not have a right to refrain from working?
So they went into the ark to Noah, by twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life.
So the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the first man and of the other who was crucified with Him;
The LORD of hosts will defend them And they will devour and trample on the sling stones; And they will drink and be boisterous as with wine; And they will be filled like a sacrificial basin, Drenched like the corners of the altar.
"If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' you say, 'The Lord has need of it'; and immediately he will send it back here."
They brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it.
He also overlaid the house with gold--the beams, the thresholds and its walls and its doors; and he carved cherubim on the walls.
So Daniel went in and requested of the king that he would give him time, in order that he might declare the interpretation to the king.
However she wept before him seven days while their feast lasted. And on the seventh day he told her because she pressed him so hard. She then told the riddle to the sons of her people.
"Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will You indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it?
Their liquor gone, They play the harlot continually; Their rulers dearly love shame.
I made ponds of water for myself from which to irrigate a forest of growing trees.
A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them.
With the kind You show Yourself kind; With the blameless You show Yourself blameless;
Then he would thrust it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fork brought up the priest would take for himself. Thus they did in Shiloh to all the Israelites who came there.
'Nevertheless you shall not build the house, but your son who will be born to you, he will build the house for My name.'
"There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.
Then the king arose in the night and said to his servants, "I will now tell you what the Arameans have done to us. They know that we are hungry; therefore they have gone from the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, 'When they come out of the city, we will capture them alive and get into the city.'"
So Joab arose and went to Geshur and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
But they did not listen to Moses, and some left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and became foul; and Moses was angry with them.
And they buried him in the territory of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.
But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus.
from Mount Halak, that rises toward Seir, even as far as Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon at the foot of Mount Hermon And he captured all their kings and struck them down and put them to death.
"And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and his successors onward, also announced these days.
He went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were fighting with each other; and he said to the offender, "Why are you striking your companion?"
"In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her."
And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans' pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
So Moses took his wife and his sons and mounted them on a donkey, and returned to the land of Egypt Moses also took the staff of God in his hand.
"Surely the stone will cry out from the wall, And the rafter will answer it from the framework.
They will lick the dust like a serpent, Like reptiles of the earth They will come trembling out of their fortresses; To the LORD our God they will come in dread And they will be afraid before You.
For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.
"Do not rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, Because the rod that struck you is broken; For from the serpent's root a viper will come out, And its fruit will be a flying serpent.
"Now hear the word of the LORD: you are saying, 'You shall not prophesy against Israel nor shall you speak against the house of Isaac.'
Surely now they will say, "We have no king, For we do not revere the LORD. As for the king, what can he do for us?"
So they cried with a loud voice and cut themselves according to their custom with swords and lances until the blood gushed out on them.
The woman of folly is boisterous, She is naive and knows nothing.
Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed.
"He wanders about for food, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that a day of darkness is at hand.
Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes;
and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the fortress which is by the temple, for the wall of the city and for the house to which I will go " And the king granted them to me because the good hand of my God was on me.
"By the breath of God they perish, And by the blast of His anger they come to an end.
Yet many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers' households, the old men who had seen the first temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, while many shouted aloud for joy,
Now the rest of the Jews who were in the king's provinces assembled, to defend their lives and rid themselves of their enemies, and kill 75,000 of those who hated them; but they did not lay their hands on the plunder.
"If it is pleasing to the king, let it be decreed that they be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who carry on the king's business, to put into the king's treasuries."
"Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.
and their brothers, valiant warriors, 128. And their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of Haggedolim.
"For Your people Israel You made Your own people forever, and You, O LORD, became their God.
So the Philistines fought and Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent; and the slaughter was very great, for there fell of Israel thirty thousand foot soldiers.
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed herself to the wall and pressed Balaam's foot against the wall, so he struck her again.
Now Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, "Arise and go with your household, and sojourn wherever you can sojourn; for the LORD has called for a famine, and it will even come on the land for seven years."
and Jehozadak went along when the LORD carried Judah and Jerusalem away into exile by Nebuchadnezzar.
Joel was the chief and Shapham the second, then Janai and Shaphat in Bashan.
"You who ride on white donkeys, You who sit on rich carpets, And you who travel on the road--sing!
'Then one of them shall lift up from it a handful of the fine flour of the grain offering, with its oil and all the incense that is on the grain offering, and he shall offer it up in smoke on the altar, a soothing aroma, as its memorial offering to the LORD.
Elishama, Eliada and Eliphelet.
And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the pass of Michmash.
'And Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, the king of Heshbon, and Israel said to him, "Please let us pass through your land to our place."
But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all;
Then Jotham escaped and fled, and went to Beer and remained there because of Abimelech his brother.
And He said to her, "Because of this answer go; the demon has gone out of your daughter."
So Moses said to the LORD, "Why have You been so hard on Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, that You have laid the burden of all this people on me?
"You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold, so that with them the table may be carried.
But Jesus, aware of their reasonings, answered and said to them, "Why are you reasoning in your hearts?
Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched My garments?"
and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross."
Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua and all the days of the elders who survived Joshua, and had known all the deeds of the LORD which He had done for Israel.
I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren.
But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable manner, and not only when I am present with you.
and when I had fixed my gaze on it and was observing it I saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild beasts and the crawling creatures and the birds of the air.
And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe.
Now during the day He was teaching in the temple, but at evening He would go out and spend the night on the mount that is called Olivet.
God comes from Teman, And the Holy One from Mount Paran Selah His splendor covers the heavens, And the earth is full of His praise.
This news spread throughout all that land.
The princes of Judah have become like those who move a boundary; On them I will pour out My wrath like water.
You who rejoice in Lodebar, And say, "Have we not by our own strength taken Karnaim for ourselves?"
"I will surely snatch them away," declares the LORD; "There will be no grapes on the vine And no figs on the fig tree, And the leaf will wither; And what I have given them will pass away."'"
Men will go into caves of the rocks And into holes of the ground Before the terror of the LORD And the splendor of His majesty, When He arises to make the earth tremble.
By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the skies drip with dew.
"There the wicked cease from raging, And there the weary are at rest.
As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, "My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?"
"For long ago I broke your yoke And tore off your bonds; But you said, 'I will not serve!' For on every high hill And under every green tree You have lain down as a harlot.
"Son of man, your brothers, your relatives, your fellow exiles and the whole house of Israel, all of them, are those to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, 'Go far from the LORD; this land has been given us as a possession.'
I am the man who has seen affliction Because of the rod of His wrath.
In his days Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho; he laid its foundations with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which He spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they sell the righteous for money And the needy for a pair of sandals.
'For out of Jerusalem will go forth a remnant, and out of Mount Zion survivors The zeal of the LORD will perform this.
But Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and besides, I will not let Israel go."
The sons of Merari, Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Jaaziah, Beno.
Thus the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for the men despised the offering of the LORD.
and Azariah became the father of Seraiah, and Seraiah became the father of Jehozadak;
So Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor, who is better than you.
And going back to her home, she found the child lying on the bed, the demon having left.
The son of Ethan was Azariah.
"There I have set a place for the ark, in which is the covenant of the LORD, which He made with our fathers when He brought them from the land of Egypt."
'Moreover, your little ones who you said would become a prey, and your sons, who this day have no knowledge of good or evil, shall enter there, and I will give it to them and they shall possess it.
Of the sons of Dan, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,
"But every woman shall ask of her neighbor and the woman who lives in her house, articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; and you will put them on your sons and daughters Thus you will plunder the Egyptians."
Therefore the neighbors, and those who previously saw him as a beggar, were saying, "Is not this the one who used to sit and beg?"
"My God sent His angel and shut the lions' mouths and they have not harmed me, inasmuch as I was found innocent before Him; and also toward you, O king, I have committed no crime."
and said to him, 'LEAVE YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR RELATIVES, AND COME INTO THE LAND THAT I WILL SHOW YOU.'
"Then I desired to know the exact meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its claws of bronze, and which devoured, crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet,
Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
"But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD, And they do not understand His purpose; For He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
So they said to him, "What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?"
Ethiopia was her might, And Egypt too, without limits Put and Lubim were among her helpers.
Then Daniel spoke to the king, "O king, live forever!
"The overflowing forces will be flooded away before him and shattered, and also the prince of the covenant.
"Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.
The LORD looked at him and said, "Go in this your strength and deliver Israel from the hand of Midian. Have I not sent you?"
Furthermore, I have seen under the sun that in the place of justice there is wickedness and in the place of righteousness there is wickedness.
The son of Carmi was Achar, the troubler of Israel, who violated the ban.
The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna and Amalek.
He sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city.
They abandoned their idols there, so David and his men carried them away.
"Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Indeed, I have commanded the servants not to touch you. When you are thirsty, go to the water jars and drink from what the servants draw."
In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekahiah son of Menahem became king over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years.
Thus Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot.
So they went up to the city. As they came into the city, behold, Samuel was coming out toward them to go up to the high place.
'In the morning then you shall come near by your tribes. And it shall be that the tribe which the LORD takes by lot shall come near by families, and the family which the LORD takes shall come near by households, and the household which the LORD takes shall come near man by man.
Who at any time serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit of it? Or who tends a flock and does not use the milk of the flock?
"He had one more to send, a beloved son; he sent him last of all to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.'
They did so, and brought these five kings out to him from the cave: the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.
"The LORD spoke further to me, saying, 'I have seen this people, and indeed, it is a stubborn people.
"You should diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and His testimonies and His statutes which He has commanded you.
'He shall also sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar, while the rest of the blood shall be drained out at the base of the altar: it is a sin offering.
So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days.
'He shall remove from it all the fat of the bull of the sin offering: the fat that covers the entrails, and all the fat which is on the entrails,
Then the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who were carrying the tabernacle, set out.
They reviled him and said, "You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
And Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one question, and you answer Me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
And the coast will be For the remnant of the house of Judah, They will pasture on it In the houses of Ashkelon they will lie down at evening; For the LORD their God will care for them And restore their fortune.
Then the LORD said to me, "Take for yourself a large tablet and write on it in ordinary letters: Swift is the booty, speedy is the prey.
Then Daniel was brought in before the king. The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Are you that Daniel who is one of the exiles from Judah, whom my father the king brought from Judah?
'If I go out to the country, Behold, those slain with the sword! Or if I enter the city, Behold, diseases of famine! For both prophet and priest Have gone roving about in the land that they do not know.'"
A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth.
Then you will walk in your way securely And your foot will not stumble.
But David said to Saul, "Your servant was tending his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "all is vanity!"
They pledged to put away their wives, and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their offense.
Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air;
Why has the wicked spurned God? He has said to himself, "You will not require it."
Then Jeshua the son of Jozadak and his brothers the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and his brothers arose and built the altar of the God of Israel to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the law of Moses, the man of God.
Therefore the Jews of the rural areas, who live in the rural towns, make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a holiday for rejoicing and feasting and sending portions of food to one another.
There was cedar on the house within, carved in the shape of gourds and open flowers; all was cedar, there was no stone seen.
What wise men have told, And have not concealed from their fathers,
Now these were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second was Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelitess;
Now the sons of Hezron, who were born to him were Jerahmeel, Ram and Chelubai.
Now the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the sons of the east were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not depart all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel sin.
'By these, moreover, you will be made unclean: whoever touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening,
The sons of Israel said to the LORD, "We have sinned, do to us whatever seems good to You; only please deliver us this day."
Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan at the place where the feet of the priests who carried the ark of the covenant were standing, and they are there to this day.
And he could no longer answer Abner a word, because he was afraid of him.
So they arose and went over by count, twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.
"Only be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.
'These you may eat, whatever is in the water: all that have fins and scales, those in the water, in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat.
and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;
so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.
The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.
This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar.
Sarai was barren; she had no child.
"But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--then He said to the paralytic, "Get up, pick up your bed and go home."
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for under compulsion he will let them go, and under compulsion he will drive them out of his land."
but he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.
My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
And he left everything behind, and got up and began to follow Him.
And they ate and were satisfied; and they picked up seven large baskets full of what was left over of the broken pieces.
Others were saying, "This is he," still others were saying, "No, but he is like him." He kept saying, "I am the one."
"It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.
"You will be filled with disgrace rather than honor. Now you yourself drink and expose your own nakedness The cup in the LORD'S right hand will come around to you, And utter disgrace will come upon your glory.
As when a man flees from a lion And a bear meets him, Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall And a snake bites him.
So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.
until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom.
"All his transgressions which he has committed will not be remembered against him; because of his righteousness which he has practiced, he will live.
"But you have been cast out of your tomb Like a rejected branch, Clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit Like a trampled corpse.
Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils; For why should he be esteemed?
"And now I will tell you the truth Behold, three more kings are going to arise in Persia Then a fourth will gain far more riches than all of them; as soon as he becomes strong through his riches, he will arouse the whole empire against the realm of Greece.
With kings and with counselors of the earth, Who rebuilt ruins for themselves;
He said, "O LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart,
"Is Israel a slave? Or is he a homeborn servant? Why has he become a prey?
But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.
He was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle's daughter, for she had no father or mother. Now the young lady was beautiful of form and face, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.
Joiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah repaired the Old Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars.
"Then your maidservant said, 'Please let the word of my lord the king be comforting, for as the angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and evil. And may the LORD your God be with you.'"
So Solomon built the house and finished it.
And the elders of the Jews were successful in building through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo And they finished building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decree of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
"May the God who has caused His name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who attempts to change it, so as to destroy this house of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have issued this decree, let it be carried out with all diligence!"
beware that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?'
Then the women said to Naomi, "Blessed is the LORD who has not left you without a redeemer today, and may his name become famous in Israel.
So Moses said, "I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up."
Israel and the Philistines drew up in battle array, army against army.
"And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer; and no craftsman of any craft will be found in you any longer; and the sound of a mill will not be heard in you any longer;
"For if you are careful to keep all this commandment which I am commanding you to do, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him,
all the cities of the plateau and all Gilead and all Bashan, as far as Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor by the border of the land of Edom, saying,
The flesh and the skin, however, he burned with fire outside the camp.
"Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will also report the same things by word of mouth.
Next the standard of the camp of the sons of Ephraim, according to their armies, was set out, with Elishama the son of Ammihud over its army,
"But, indeed, for this reason I have allowed you to remain, in order to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name through all the earth.
He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well."
"Behold, since its blood had not been brought inside, into the sanctuary, you should certainly have eaten it in the sanctuary, just as I commanded."
for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them.
"But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.
Some of the crowd concluded it was Alexander, since the Jews had put him forward; and having motioned with his hand, Alexander was intending to make a defense to the assembly.
I heard and my inward parts trembled, At the sound my lips quivered Decay enters my bones, And in my place I tremble Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress, For the people to arise who will invade us.
They brought it to Jesus, and they threw their coats on the colt and put Jesus on it.
"If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain, And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely.
and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the women who sew magic bands on all wrists and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature to hunt down lives! Will you hunt down the lives of My people, but preserve the lives of others for yourselves?
Then he said, "This is Wickedness!" And he threw her down into the middle of the ephah and cast the lead weight on its opening.
"Besides all your abominations and harlotries you did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare and squirming in your blood.
But these three men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, fell into the midst of the furnace of blazing fire still tied up.
"Moreover, you took your sons and daughters whom you had borne to Me and sacrificed them to idols to be devoured. Were your harlotries so small a matter?
"The women of My people you evict, Each one from her pleasant house From her children you take My splendor forever.
Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!
Against all the lofty mountains, Against all the hills that are lifted up,
"For when a few years are past, I shall go the way of no return.
Then the king said to Haman, "Take quickly the robes and the horse as you have said, and do so for Mordecai the Jew, who is sitting at the king's gate; do not fall short in anything of all that you have said."
"Did not your fathers do the same, so that our God brought on us and on this city all this trouble? Yet you are adding to the wrath on Israel by profaning the sabbath."
"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying: 'When a woman gives birth and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean for seven days, as in the days of her menstruation she shall be unclean.
They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.
"As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, even to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep My statutes and My ordinances,
"Here is my virgin daughter and his concubine. Please let me bring them out that you may ravish them and do to them whatever you wish. But do not commit such an act of folly against this man."
Then Asa took all the silver and the gold which were left in the treasuries of the house of the LORD and the treasuries of the king's house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants And King Asa sent them to Ben-hadad the son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Aram, who lived in Damascus, saying,
Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, was head of their fathers' households.
Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked Him to jealousy more than all that their fathers had done, with the sins which they committed.
So Manoah said to his wife, "We will surely die, for we have seen God."
because of his sins which he sinned, doing evil in the sight of the LORD, walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, making Israel sin.
But it came about when the judge died, that they would turn back and act more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them and bow down to them; they did not abandon their practices or their stubborn ways.
Now when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it, he was living in Egypt (for he was yet in Egypt, where he had fled from the presence of King Solomon).
"Moreover, the archers shot at your servants from the wall; so some of the king's servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is also dead."
Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali together to Kedesh, and ten thousand men went up with him; Deborah also went up with him.
And with whom was He angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?
Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and threw it at Moses' feet, and she said, "You are indeed a bridegroom of blood to me."
and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows--how, he himself does not know.
"Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons' wives with you.
I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.
When they came to Jesus, they earnestly implored Him, saying, "He is worthy for You to grant this to him;
The sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the families of Simeon.
But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching with many others also, the word of the Lord.
But the next day, leaving the horsemen to go on with him, they returned to the barracks.
The demons began to entreat Him, saying, "If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of swine."
"On the following day he appeared to them as they were fighting together, and he tried to reconcile them in peace, saying, 'Men, you are brethren, why do you injure one another?'
"Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.
In that day there will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, "HOLY TO THE LORD " And the cooking pots in the LORD'S house will be like the bowls before the altar.
"Let his mind be changed from that of a man And let a beast's mind be given to him, And let seven periods of time pass over him.
I will not execute My fierce anger; I will not destroy Ephraim again For I am God and not man, the Holy One in your midst, And I will not come in wrath.
Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness.
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
"They captured fortified cities and a fertile land They took possession of houses full of every good thing, Hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, Fruit trees in abundance So they ate, were filled and grew fat, And reveled in Your great goodness.
A stone was brought and laid over the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signet rings of his nobles, so that nothing would be changed in regard to Daniel.
I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.
"So they will know that I am the LORD when I scatter them among the nations and spread them among the countries.
Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore.
that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,
So they forsook the LORD and served Baal and the Ashtaroth.
"Their houses shall be turned over to others, Their fields and their wives together; For I will stretch out My hand Against the inhabitants of the land," declares the LORD.
For they also built for themselves high places and sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and beneath every luxuriant tree.
"The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to a solitary land; and he shall release the goat in the wilderness.
The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid the upper rooms with gold.
Then Joram crossed over to Zair, and all his chariots with him. And he arose by night and struck the Edomites who had surrounded him and the captains of the chariots; but his army fled to their tents.
Elisha said, "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look at you nor see you.
and shall dedicate to the LORD his days as a Nazirite, and shall bring a male lamb a year old for a guilt offering; but the former days will be void because his separation was defiled.
"So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons that they may keep their priesthood, but the layman who comes near shall be put to death."
Now Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.
Then David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You give them into my hand?" And the LORD said to David, "Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand."
The others came out from the city to encounter them, so that they were trapped in the midst of Israel, some on this side and some on that side; and they slew them until no one was left of those who survived or escaped.
'If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me--
Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for Me? Truly, truly, I say to you, a rooster will not crow until you deny Me three times.
I led them with cords of a man, with bonds of love, And I became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws; And I bent down and fed them.
But Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD'S people were prophets, that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!"
When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders asking Him to come and save the life of his slave.
"What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vine-growers, and will give the vineyard to others.
These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon and Kohath and Merari; and the length of Levi's life was one hundred and thirty-seven years.
If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret;
Say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it."
"If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come from a great distance."
They were imploring Him not to command them to go away into the abyss.
When He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, "Why could we not drive it out?"
Ephraim feeds on wind, And pursues the east wind continually; He multiplies lies and violence. Moreover, he makes a covenant with Assyria, And oil is carried to Egypt.
'If a man carries holy meat in the fold of his garment, and touches bread with this fold, or cooked food, wine, oil, or any other food, will it become holy?'" And the priests answered, "No."
so I have again purposed in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah Do not fear!
She has fallen, she will not rise again-- The virgin Israel She lies neglected on her land; There is none to raise her up.
"In a time of tranquility he will enter the richest parts of the realm, and he will accomplish what his fathers never did, nor his ancestors; he will distribute plunder, booty and possessions among them, and he will devise his schemes against strongholds, but only for a time.
"Behold, he goes up like clouds, And his chariots like the whirlwind; His horses are swifter than eagles Woe to us, for we are ruined!"
so that they might request compassion from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
"And likewise I, my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Please, let us leave off this usury.
"Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries among which you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel."'
Then You frighten me with dreams And terrify me by visions;
So I turned to consider wisdom, madness and folly; for what will the man do who will come after the king except what has already been done?
then I will uproot you from My land which I have given you, and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
Now Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, "Gird up your loins, and take this flask of oil in your hand and go to Ramoth-gilead.
When David inquired of the LORD, He said, "You shall not go directly up; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.
Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.
Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites would invade the land in the spring of the year.
"When I and all who are with me blow the trumpet, then you also blow the trumpets all around the camp and say, 'For the LORD and for Gideon.'"
But when the sons of Israel cried to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for them, Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man. And the sons of Israel sent tribute by him to Eglon the king of Moab.
However, the LORD was not willing to destroy Judah, for the sake of David His servant, since He had promised him to give a lamp to him through his sons always.
"So the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God for our good always and for our survival, as it is today.
Then Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died and was buried at Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.
for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"
And the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and put on your sandals." And he did so. And he said to him, "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me."
"Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, Your following after Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown.
"These are the statutes and the judgments which you shall carefully observe in the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you to possess as long as you live on the earth.
The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites; and Machir became the father of Gilead: of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites.
"Aaron then shall present the Levites before the LORD as a wave offering from the sons of Israel, that they may qualify to perform the service of the LORD.
and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,
Then Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, said, "Moses, my lord, restrain them."
however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.
Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things.
So a young man ran and told Moses and said, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp."
"Again he sent them another slave, and they wounded him in the head, and treated him shamefully.
Thus the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
"Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins have been forgiven you,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
Meanwhile the disciples were urging Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."
I will go away and return to My place Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.
"For ships of Kittim will come against him; therefore he will be disheartened and will return and become enraged at the holy covenant and take action; so he will come back and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant.
"Then it came about after all your wickedness ('Woe, woe to you!' declares the Lord GOD),
Then they sat down on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights with no one speaking a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great.
"As for both kings, their hearts will be intent on evil, and they will speak lies to each other at the same table; but it will not succeed, for the end is still to come at the appointed time.
"Yet I planted you a choice vine, A completely faithful seed How then have you turned yourself before Me Into the degenerate shoots of a foreign vine?
"But you shall speak My words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious.
Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.
Now three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam, while the army of the Philistines was camping in the valley of Rephaim.
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, But will not even bring it back to his mouth.
"How many are my iniquities and sins? Make known to me my rebellion and my sin.
"Until the cool of the day when the shadows flee away, Turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle Or a young stag on the mountains of Bether."
Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Hephzibah.
to prepare timber in abundance for me, for the house which I am about to build will be great and wonderful.
As they were burying a man, behold, they saw a marauding band; and they cast the man into the grave of Elisha. And when the man touched the bones of Elisha he revived and stood up on his feet.
Of the Levites were Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, when they had just posted the watch; and they blew the trumpets and smashed the pitchers that were in their hands.
"When he finishes atoning for the holy place and the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall offer the live goat.
Their kinsmen of their fathers' households were Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia and Eber, seven.
All the men of Israel assembled themselves to King Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
Then he said to Gehazi his servant, "Call this Shunammite." And when he had called her, she stood before him.
But the people who followed Omri prevailed over the people who followed Tibni the son of Ginath. And Tibni died and Omri became king.
"Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in And the LORD said to you, 'You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a ruler over Israel.'"
"Also you shall purposely pull out for her some grain from the bundles and leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her."
David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress,
to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and to establish the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba."
But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not listen to them, as the LORD had said.
that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart.
And He directed the people to sit down on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to serve to them, and they served them to the people.
The sons of Israel also killed Balaam the son of Beor, the diviner, with the sword among the rest of their slain.
And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing!"
"If the place which the LORD your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, then you may slaughter of your herd and flock which the LORD has given you, as I have commanded you; and you may eat within your gates whatever you desire.
The city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed with one accord into the theater, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul's traveling companions from Macedonia.
Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
'Every grain offering, mixed with oil or dry, shall belong to all the sons of Aaron, to all alike.
Therefore IT WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
"But the one who was injuring his neighbor pushed him away, saying, 'WHO MADE YOU A RULER AND JUDGE OVER US?
And the LORD their God will save them in that day As the flock of His people; For they are as the stones of a crown, Sparkling in His land.
And sitting down, they began to keep watch over Him there.
I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a certain man dressed in linen, whose waist was girded with a belt of pure gold of Uphaz.
"Take an offering from the exiles, from Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah; and you go the same day and enter the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, where they have arrived from Babylon.
But, O LORD of hosts, who judges righteously, Who tries the feelings and the heart, Let me see Your vengeance on them, For to You have I committed my cause.
"For behold, I will wave My hand over them so that they will be plunder for their slaves. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me.
For behold, the Lord GOD of hosts is going to remove from Jerusalem and Judah Both supply and support, the whole supply of bread And the whole supply of water;
"Then he will return to his land with much plunder; but his heart will be set against the holy covenant, and he will take action and then return to his own land.
My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart.
before the sun and the light, the moon and the stars are darkened, and clouds return after the rain;
So neither I, my brothers, my servants, nor the men of the guard who followed me, none of us removed our clothes, each took his weapon even to the water.
When Mordecai learned all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and wailed loudly and bitterly.
He said, "Thus says the LORD, 'Make this valley full of trenches.'
In them the king granted the Jews who were in each and every city the right to assemble and to defend their lives, to destroy, to kill and to annihilate the entire army of any people or province which might attack them, including children and women, and to plunder their spoil,
Then all the sons of Israel and all the people went up and came to Bethel and wept; thus they remained there before the LORD and fasted that day until evening. And they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
and they forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed themselves down to them; thus they provoked the LORD to anger.
who has kept with Your servant David, my father, that which You have promised him; indeed You have spoken with Your mouth and have fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day.
He sent them to Lebanon, 10,000 a month in relays; they were in Lebanon a month and two months at home. And Adoniram was over the forced laborers.
"And yet this was insignificant in Your eyes, O Lord GOD, for You have spoken also of the house of Your servant concerning the distant future And this is the custom of man, O Lord GOD.
and Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,
And his mother would make him a little robe and bring it to him from year to year when she would come up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
He built Elath and restored it to Judah after the king slept with his fathers.
David rose up and went, he and his men, and struck down two hundred men among the Philistines Then David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full number to the king, that he might become the king's son-in-law. So Saul gave him Michal his daughter for a wife.
Then a man of God came to Eli and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Did I not indeed reveal Myself to the house of your father when they were in Egypt in bondage to Pharaoh's house?
Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD and named it The LORD is Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
I also will no longer drive out before them any of the nations which Joshua left when he died,
But his wife said to him, "If the LORD had desired to kill us, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all these things, nor would He have let us hear things like this at this time."
"You see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away a considerable number of people, saying that gods made with hands are no gods at all.
and Kedesh and Hazor and Ithnan,
If sometimes the cloud remained from evening until morning, when the cloud was lifted in the morning, they would move out; or if it remained in the daytime and at night, whenever the cloud was lifted, they would set out.
the king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;
"You shall consume all the peoples whom the LORD your God will deliver to you; your eye shall not pity them, nor shall you serve their gods, for that would be a snare to you.
then he shall calculate the years since its sale and refund the balance to the man to whom he sold it, and so return to his property.
"The king reflected and said, 'Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?'
"So we passed beyond our brothers the sons of Esau, who live in Seir, away from the Arabah road, away from Elath and from Ezion-geber. And we turned and passed through by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
their numbered men of the tribe of Dan were 62,700.
"The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.
When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he said to them, "Go up there into the Negev; then go up into the hill country.
My defense to those who examine me is this:
When he got to the stairs, he was carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the mob;
Some Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection) came to Jesus, and began questioning Him, saying,
Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves The name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and Iscah.
"When this man was arrested by the Jews and was about to be slain by them, I came up to them with the troops and rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman.
"And wanting to ascertain the charge for which they were accusing him, I brought him down to their Council;
The Pharisees were saying to Him, "Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"