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Thematic Bible



He shall suck the poison of asps; the viper's tongue shall kill him.

His food is turned in his bowels; it is the gall of asps within him.


Which doth not hearken to the voice of enchanters, of one charming ever so wisely.


Issachar is a bony ass, Crouching down between two hurdles. And he saw the rest that it was good, And the land that it was pleasant; And he bowed his shoulder to bear, And was a tributary servant.


Issachar is a bony ass, Crouching down between two hurdles.




For they are gone up to Assyria as a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.


Yet a senseless man will make bold, though man be born like the foal of a wild ass.


Who hath sent out the wild ass free? and who hath loosed the bands of the onager,


He is unto me as a bear lying in wait, a lion in secret places.


And behold, another beast, a second, like unto a bear, and it raised up itself on one side; and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and they said thus unto it: Arise, devour much flesh.


as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.


Be ye not as a horse, as a mule, which have no understanding: whose trappings must be bit and bridle, for restraint, or they will not come unto thee.

Then I was brutish and knew nothing; I was as a beast with thee.



I know all the fowl of the mountains, and the roaming creatures of the field are mine:


Nevertheless, man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish. This their way is their folly, yet they that come after them delight in their sayings. Selah. Like sheep are they laid in Sheol: Death feedeth on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their comeliness shall be for Sheol to consume, that there be no habitation for them. read more.
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol: for he will receive me. Selah.


but had reproof of his own wickedness the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the folly of the prophet.




in which were all the quadrupeds and creeping things of the earth, and the fowls of the heaven.


For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and of sea animals, is tamed and has been tamed by the human species;


When Jehovah thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and shall cast out many nations from before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou,

Only, the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, very great; moreover we saw the children of Anak there.


When thou art come into the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do according to the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you he that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, that useth divination, that useth auguries, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or one that inquireth of a spirit of Python, or a soothsayer, or one that consulteth the dead.


and ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them);


(for all these abominations have the men of the land done, who were before you, and the land hath been made unclean);


But I destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was as the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; but I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.

By thy servants thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the recesses of Lebanon; and I will cut down its tall cedars, the choice of its cypresses; and I will enter into its furthest height, into the forest of its fruitful field.

Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will also take of the highest branch of the lofty cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of its young shoots a tender one, and I will plant it upon a high and eminent mountain:


The mountains were covered with its shadow, and the branches thereof were like cedars of God;

upon the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it; and it shall bring forth branches, and bear fruit, and become a noble cedar; and under it shall dwell all birds of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.


Thy lips, my spouse, drop as the honeycomb; Honey and milk are under thy tongue; And the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.


The mountains were covered with its shadow, and the branches thereof were like cedars of God; It sent out its boughs unto the sea, and its shoots unto the river.


The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones; the sycamore trees are cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.













But to those that are contentious, and are disobedient to the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there shall be wrath and indignation, tribulation and distress, on every soul of man that works evil, both of Jew first, and of Greek;


where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.


And Jehovah said to Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the strange gods of the land into which they enter, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.

These things said he; and after this he says to them, Lazarus, our friend, is fallen asleep, but I go that I may awake him out of sleep.



Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; thou takest away their breath, they expire and return to their dust.






And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered his feet into the bed, and expired, and was gathered to his peoples.


knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle is speedily to take place, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has manifested to me;






And she fell down immediately at his feet and expired. And when the young men came in they found her dead; and, having carried her out, they buried her by her husband.


For years few in number shall pass, and I shall go the way whence I shall not return.


He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; and he fleeth as a shadow, and continueth not.


He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; and he fleeth as a shadow, and continueth not.


who led thee through the great and terrible wilderness, a wilderness of fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there is no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

And all the assembly of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, according to their journeys, at the command of Jehovah; and they encamped in Rephidim; and there was no water for the people to drink.


Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith Jehovah: I remember for thee the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.

And why have ye made us to go up out of Egypt, to bring us to this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates, neither is there any water to drink.


He found him in a desert land, And in the waste, howling wilderness; He compassed him about, he watched over him, He preserved him as the apple of his eye.


And we departed from Horeb and went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which ye saw, on the way to the mountain of the Amorites, as Jehovah our God had commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea.


And they said not, Where is Jehovah, that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us in the wilderness, in a land of deserts and of pits, in a land of drought and of the shadow of death, in a land that no one passeth through, and where no man dwelleth?


behold, I do a new thing; now it shall spring forth: shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the waste.


And I will stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness of Diblath, in all their dwellings; and they shall know that I am Jehovah.


Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat, and him that dieth in the field shall the fowl of the heavens eat; for Jehovah hath spoken.

And they went to bury her; but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of the hands. And they came back and told him. And he said, This is the word of Jehovah, which he spoke through his servant Elijah the Tishbite saying, In the plot of Jizreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel;


And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked his blood, where the harlots bathed: according to the word of Jehovah, which he had spoken.

And thou shalt speak unto him saying, Thus saith Jehovah: Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him saying, Thus saith Jehovah: In the place where the dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall the dogs lick thy blood, even thine.


and desiring to be filled with the crumbs which fell from the table of the rich man; but the dogs also coming licked his sores.

But that word of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog has turned back to his own vomit; and, The washed sow to her rolling in mud.


He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.


For dogs have encompassed me; an assembly of evil-doers have surrounded me: they pierced my hands and my feet.


Their wine is the poison of dragons, And the cruel venom of vipers.


and his tail draws the third part of the stars of the heaven; and he cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bring forth, in order that when she brought forth he might devour her child.


I am become a brother to jackals, and a companion of ostriches.




Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their lives, Even in their death were not divided; They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.


From thence he spieth out the prey, his eyes look into the distance;


But Jehovah Elohim is truth; he is the living God, and the King of eternity. At his wrath the earth trembleth, and the nations cannot abide his indignation.

The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God, yon Sinai, at the presence of God, the God of Israel.





Thus saith Jehovah: The heavens are my throne, and the earth is my footstool: what is the house that ye will build unto me? and what is the place of my rest?

nor by the earth, because it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King.


And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east; and his voice was like the voice of many waters; and the earth was lit up with his glory.




The earth, O Jehovah, is full of thy loving-kindness: teach me thy statutes.




The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; he uttered his voice, the earth melted.


The mountains quake before him, and the hills melt, and the earth is upheaved at his presence, and the world, and all that dwell therein.















The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring for ever; the judgments of Jehovah are truth, they are righteous altogether:


And they shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of Jehovah, and from the glory of his majesty, when he shall arise to terrify the earth.


and they say to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us, and have us hidden from the face of him that sits upon the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; because the great day of his wrath is come, and who is able to stand?


Distress and anguish make him afraid; they prevail against him, as a king ready for the battle.

The sound of terrors is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer cometh upon him.

Fear and dread fall upon them; By the greatness of thine arm they are still as a stone; Till thy people pass over, Jehovah, Till the people pass over that thou hast purchased.


And Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of Jehovah, and thy words; for I feared the people, and hearkened to their voice.

His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if any one confessed him to be the Christ, he should be excommunicated from the synagogue.


but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and heat of fire about to devour the adversaries.


And ye shall not forget the covenant that I have made with you, neither shall ye fear other gods;


How are they suddenly made desolate! they pass away, consumed with terrors.


For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone, and the place thereof knoweth it no more.



The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;


His cheeks are as a bed of spices, raised beds of sweet plants; His lips lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.




Because it is contained in the scripture: Behold, I lay in Zion a corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be put to shame.


Be it known to the king that the Jews who came up from thee unto us have come to Jerusalem; they are building the rebellious and the bad city, and they complete the walls and join up the foundations.


And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, hewn stones, to lay the foundation of the house.


He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock; but a great rain coming, the stream broke upon that house, and could not shake it, for it had been founded on the rock.


In the first year of king Cyrus, king Cyrus made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem: Let the house be built for a place where they offer sacrifices, and let its foundations be solidly laid; its height sixty cubits, its breadth sixty cubits,


And Tobijah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox went up, it would break down their stone wall. --


They shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be the portion of foxes.


And he said to them, Go, tell that fox, Behold, I cast out demons and accomplish cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I am perfected;


{To the chief Musician. Upon the Gittith. A Psalm of David.} Jehovah our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy majesty above the heavens.

Jehovah is high above all nations, his glory above the heavens.




The glory of Jehovah will endure for ever; Jehovah will rejoice in his works.


And they shall sing in the ways of Jehovah, for great is the glory of Jehovah.


And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold, he applied six hundred shekels of gold to one target; and three hundred shields of beaten gold, he applied three minas of gold to one shield; and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

And they beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it artistically into the blue, and into the purple, and into the scarlet, and into the byssus.


and twenty basons of gold, of a thousand darics; and two vessels of shining copper, precious as gold.

I will make a man more precious than fine gold, even man than the gold of Ophir.


Then all the people broke off the golden rings that were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron. And he took them out of their hand, and fashioned it with a chisel and made of it a molten calf: and they said, This is thy god, Israel, who has brought thee up out of the land of Egypt!


Choice gold cannot be given for it, nor silver be weighed for its price. It is not set in the balance with gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, and the sapphire.


Though ye have lain among the sheepfolds, ye shall be as wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with green gold.


But shall not the act of favour be as the offence? For if by the offence of one the many have died, much rather has the grace of God, and the free gift in grace, which is by the one man Jesus Christ, abounded unto the many.









and in their supplication for you, full of ardent desire for you, on account of the exceeding grace of God which is upon you.






in order that, even as sin has reigned in the power of death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.




And the children of Israel that were come back out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves to them from the filthiness of the nations of the land, to seek Jehovah the God of Israel, did eat;


for the things that are done by them in secret it is shameful even to say.


and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.


The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands:





in journeyings often, in perils of rivers, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own race, in perils from the nations, in perils in the city, in perils in the desert, in perils on the sea, in perils among false brethren;

Why are the nations in tumultuous agitation, and why do the peoples meditate a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the princes plot together, against Jehovah and against his anointed:



Have respect unto the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the dwellings of violence.


But that what the nations sacrifice they sacrifice to demons, and not to God. Now I do not wish you to be in communion with demons.






Wherefore should the nations say, Where is their God? Let the avenging of the blood of thy servants that is shed be known among the nations in our sight.


and they shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

and shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.


he also shall drink of the wine of the fury of God prepared unmixed in the cup of his wrath, and he shall be tormented in fire and brimstone before the holy angels and before the Lamb.








whose winnowing fan is in his hand, and he shall thoroughly purge his threshing-floor, and shall gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.


The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling hath surprised the hypocrites: Who among us shall dwell with the consuming fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting flames?


The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling hath surprised the hypocrites: Who among us shall dwell with the consuming fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting flames?












And their horses are swifter than the leopards, and are more agile than the evening wolves; and their horsemen prance proudly, and their horsemen come from afar: they fly as an eagle that hasteth to devour.

And ye said, No, but we will flee upon horses, therefore shall ye flee; and, We will ride upon the swift, therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

Behold, he cometh up as clouds, and his chariots are as a whirlwind; his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are destroyed.





He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth forth to meet the armed host.

I hearkened and heard: they speak not what is right; there is no man who repenteth him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? Every one turneth to his course, like a horse rushing into the battle.


He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth forth to meet the armed host.

He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage, and cannot contain himself at the sound of the trumpet:


Dost thou make him to leap as a locust? His majestic snorting is terrible.

He laugheth at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from before the sword.


Fools and blind ones, for which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift?

Blind Pharisee, make clean first the inside of the cup and of the dish, that their outside also may become clean.

Fools and blind, for which is greater, the gold, or the temple which sanctifies the gold?



and, having opened his mouth, he taught them, saying,

And all their works they do to be seen of men: for they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments,


But why lookest thou on the mote that is in the eye of thy brother, but observest not the beam that is in thine eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Allow me, I will cast out the mote from thine eye; and behold, the beam is in thine eye? Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine eye, and then thou wilt see clearly to cast out the mote out of the eye of thy brother.

But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus healed on the sabbath, answering said to the crowd, There are six days in which people ought to work; in these therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord therefore answered him and said, Hypocrites! does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the manger and leading it away, water it?








And do not think to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Confide ye not in words of falsehood, saying, Jehovah's temple, Jehovah's temple, Jehovah's temple is this.


who say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer.


For we do not again commend ourselves to you, but we are giving to you occasion of boast in our behalf, that ye may have such with those boasting in countenance, and not in heart.


Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye pay tithes of mint and anise and cummin, and ye have left aside the weightier matters of the law, judgment and mercy and faith: these ye ought to have done and not have left those aside. Blind guides, who strain out the gnat, but drink down the camel.


And they come unto thee as a people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they do them not; for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their dishonest gain. And behold, thou art unto them as a lovely song, a pleasant voice, and one that playeth well on an instrument; and they hear thy words, but they do them not.


Then the scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem come up to Jesus, saying, Why do thy disciples transgress what has been delivered by the ancients? for they do not wash their hands when they eat bread. But he answering said to them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God on account of your traditional teaching?


and love the chief place in feasts and the first seats in the synagogues, and salutations in the market-places, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.




Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye compass the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and when he is become such, ye make him twofold more the son of hell than yourselves.




Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that doeth righteousness, and hath not forsaken the ordinance of their God; they ask of me the ordinances of righteousness, they take delight in approaching to God:


for the vile man will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against Jehovah, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.


But the Lord said to him, Now do ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but your inward parts are full of plunder and wickedness.


And none taketh it to heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire, and have also baked bread upon the coals thereof, I have roasted flesh, and eaten it, and with the rest thereof shall I make an abomination? shall I bow down to a block of wood?

Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands: They have a mouth, and they speak not; eyes have they, and they see not; They have ears, and they hear not; a nose have they, and they smell not; read more.
They have hands, and they handle not; feet have they, and they walk not; they give no sound through their throat. They that make them are like unto them, every one that confideth in them.

For the statutes of the peoples are vanity; for it is a tree cut out of the forest, worked with a chisel by the hands of the artizan;


Neither shalt thou set thee up a statue, which Jehovah thy God hateth.

And I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing which I hate!


and I said unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am Jehovah your God.

And I poured out my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and because they had defiled it with their idols.


Being therefore the offspring of God, we ought not to think that which is divine to be like gold or silver or stone, the graven form of man's art and imagination.

Because, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but fell into folly in their thoughts, and their heart without understanding was darkened: professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.


Go and cry to the gods whom you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress."

They bear him on the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place; there he standeth, he doth not remove from his place: yea, one crieth unto him, and he answereth not; he saveth him not out of his trouble.


The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire; thou shalt not covet the silver and gold that is on them and take it unto thee, lest thou be ensnared therein; for it is an abomination to Jehovah thy God.


For when they had slaughtered their children unto their idols, they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and behold, thus have they done in the midst of my house.




His bones are tubes of bronze, his members are like bars of iron.

And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth everything, and as iron that breaketh all these, so shall it break in pieces and bruise.


As they gather silver, and copper, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it, so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will lay you on and melt you.


And he shall judge among the nations, and shall reprove many peoples; and they shall forge their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-knives: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.


Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and shake their head at the daughter of Jerusalem: Is this the city which they called, The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?


Thou art fair, my love, as Tirzah, Comely as Jerusalem, Terrible as troops with banners:


All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and shake their head at the daughter of Jerusalem: Is this the city which they called, The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?


And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; and he had a thousand four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; and he placed them in the chariot-cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he as the sycamores that are in the lowland for abundance.


How doth the city sit solitary that was full of people! She that was great among the nations is become as a widow; the princess among the provinces is become tributary!


How doth the city sit solitary that was full of people! She that was great among the nations is become as a widow; the princess among the provinces is become tributary!


And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath Jehovah done thus unto this great city?


All thy rulers have fled together, they are taken prisoners without the bow: all that are found of thee are made prisoners together; they were fleeing far off.


Jerusalem, which art built as a city that is compact together,


Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.


Ye shall eat of no carcase; thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is within thy gates, that he may eat it, or sell it unto a foreigner; for thou art a holy people to Jehovah thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid in its mother's milk.



And now, if ye will hearken to my voice indeed and keep my covenant, then shall ye be my own possession out of all the peoples for all the earth is mine --



For thou art a holy people unto Jehovah thy God, and thee hath Jehovah chosen for a people of possession unto himself, out of all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth.


For Jehovah's portion is his people; Jacob the lot of his inheritance.








The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.

Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams? ye hills, like lambs?




And it came to pass when the sun had gone down, and it was dark, that behold, there was a smoking furnace, and a flame of fire which passed between those pieces.


He was the burning and shining lamp, and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.



















Therefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, a wolf of the evenings shall waste them; the leopard lurketh against their cities, every one that goeth out thence is torn in pieces: for their transgressions are multiplied, their backslidings are increased.


And their horses are swifter than the leopards, and are more agile than the evening wolves; and their horsemen prance proudly, and their horsemen come from afar: they fly as an eagle that hasteth to devour.



Remember, as regards me, what life is. Wherefore hast thou created all the children of men to be vanity?



Hath not man a life of labour upon earth? and are not his days like the days of a hireling?


For who knoweth what is good for man in life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell man what shall be after him under the sun?


Go to now, ye who say, To-day or to-morrow will we go into such a city and spend a year there, and traffic and make gain, ye who do not know what will be on the morrow, (for what is your life? It is even a vapour, appearing for a little while, and then disappearing,) instead of your saying, If the Lord should so will and we should live, we will also do this or that.





For I, through law, have died to law, that I may live to God.






And he shall be as the light or the morning, like the rising of the sun, A morning without clouds; When from the sunshine, after rain, The green grass springeth from the earth.

His sneezings flash light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.


Is there any number of his troops? and upon whom doth not his light arise?

Lo, he spreadeth his light around him, and covereth the bottom of the sea.


And I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as light excelleth darkness.


Now the light is sweet, and pleasant is it to the eyes to see the sun;


For every one that does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light that his works may not be shewn as they are; but he that practises the truth comes to the light, that his works may be manifested that they have been wrought in God.




And now men see not the light as it gleameth, it is hidden in the skies. But the wind passeth by and cleareth them.


And the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle."

The lion, mighty among beasts, which turneth not away for any;


For thus hath Jehovah said unto me: Like as the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, is not afraid of their voice, nor giveth way before the multitude of them; so will Jehovah of hosts come down to war upon mount Zion, and on the hill thereof.

Where is now the den of the lions, and the feeding-place of the young lions, where the lion, the lioness, and the lion's whelp walked, and none made them afraid?


And it increaseth: thou huntest me as a fierce lion; and ever again thou shewest thy marvellous power upon me.

The proud beasts have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed over it.


There are three things which have a stately step, and four are comely in going: The lion, mighty among beasts, which turneth not away for any;


And of Dan he said, Dan is a young lion; He shall spring forth from Bashan.


and even the valiant man whose heart is as the heart of a lion shall utterly melt; for all Israel knows that thy father is a mighty man, and they that are with him are valiant men.


He is like a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as a young lion lurking in secret places.


the locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands;

There are four things little upon the earth, and they are exceeding wise:


And the likenesses of the locusts were like to horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men;

The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so they run.


And they covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left; and there remained not any green thing on the trees, and in the herbs of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.


And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running of locusts shall they run upon it.


but because Jehovah loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath Jehovah brought you out with a powerful hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Only, Jehovah took pleasure in thy fathers, to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you, out of all the peoples, as it is this day.


Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Even these forget, but I will not forget thee. Lo, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.








nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


I drew them with bands of a man, with cords of love; and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I gently caused them to eat.


Shew wondrously thy loving-kindnesses, O thou that savest by thy right hand them that trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

Blessed be Jehovah; for he hath shewn me wondrously his loving-kindness in a strong city.


and refused to obey, neither were they mindful of thy wonders which thou hadst done among them; but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion made a captain to return to their bondage. But thou art a +God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great loving-kindness, and thou forsookest them not.


I will record the loving-kindnesses of Jehovah, the praises of Jehovah, according to all that Jehovah hath bestowed upon us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel which he hath bestowed upon them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses.


In the outpouring of wrath have I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting loving-kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer.




Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy loving-kindness is good: according to the abundance of thy tender mercies, turn toward me;




How precious is thy loving-kindness, O God! So the sons of men take refuge under the shadow of thy wings.


And the house of Israel called its name Manna; and it was like coriander-seed, white; and the taste of it was like cake with honey.

And the manna was as coriander seed, and its appearance as the appearance of bdellium.


And the house of Israel called its name Manna; and it was like coriander-seed, white; and the taste of it was like cake with honey.


And the manna was as coriander seed, and its appearance as the appearance of bdellium.


The people went about, and gathered it, and ground it with hand-mills, or beat it in mortars, and boiled it in pots, and made cakes of it; and the taste of it was as the taste of oil-cakes.


And when the dew that lay round it was gone up, behold, on the face of the wilderness there was something fine, granular, fine as hoar-frost, on the ground.


And the house of Israel called its name Manna; and it was like coriander-seed, white; and the taste of it was like cake with honey.


My loving-kindness will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him;

Hallelujah! Give ye thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; for his loving-kindness endureth for ever.

Give thanks unto Jehovah, for he is good; For his loving-kindness endureth for ever.

Give ye thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; for his loving-kindness endureth for ever.




Remember, Jehovah, thy tender mercies and thy loving-kindnesses; for they are from everlasting.


but if he have caused grief, he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses:

And thou gavest them into the hand of their oppressors, and they oppressed them; and in the time of their distress, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from the heavens, and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their oppressors.


Jehovah is slow to anger, and abundant in goodness, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and fourth generation.

For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.



For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving-kindness toward them that fear him.


Thou wilt perform truth to Jacob, loving-kindness to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers, from the days of old.

Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the sure mercies of David.









The earth, O Jehovah, is full of thy loving-kindness: teach me thy statutes.


Jehovah is good to all; and his tender mercies are over all his works.
















And thou broughtest forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt by signs, and by wonders, and by a powerful hand, and by a stretched-out arm, and by great terror;


therefore, behold, I will proceed to do marvellously with this people, to do marvellously, even with wonder, and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their intelligent ones shall be hid.

Remember his wondrous works which he hath done, his miracles and the judgments of his mouth:


In the sight of their fathers had he done wonders, in the land of Egypt, the field of Zoan.


and send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the children of Ammon, and to the king of Tyre, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers that come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah.

And ye, hearken not to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your soothsayers, nor to your sorcerers, who speak unto you saying: Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon.


We have heard of the arrogance of Moab, he is very proud, of his pride, and his arrogance, and his wrath: his pratings are vain.

We have heard of the arrogance of Moab, he is very proud; his loftiness, and his arrogance, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.


Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and hath settled on his lees; he hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste hath remained in him, and his scent is not changed.


How do ye say, We are mighty, and men of valour for the war?


For because thou hast confided in thy works and in thy treasures, thou also shalt be taken, and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity, his priests and his princes together.


Then did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, on the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the children of Ammon.


Who is she that looketh forth as the dawn, Fair as the moon, clear as the sun, Terrible as troops with banners?


If I beheld the sun when it shone, or the moon walking in brightness,



For in Christ Jesus neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision; but new creation.



in whom also ye have been circumcised with circumcision not done by hand, in the putting off of the body of the flesh, in the circumcision of the Christ;

And Jehovah thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.





We have been buried therefore with him by baptism unto death, in order that, even as Christ has been raised up from among the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we are become identified with him in the likeness of his death, so also we shall be of his resurrection; knowing this, that our old man has been crucified with him, that the body of sin might be annulled, that we should no longer serve sin.






but now we are clear from the law, having died in that in which we were held, so that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in oldness of letter.












Arise, go to Nineveh, the great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

Arise, go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I shall bid thee.


This is the rejoicing city that dwelt in security, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none else beside me: how is she become a desolation, a couching-place for beasts! Every one that passeth by her shall hiss, shall wave his hand.


And Jehovah hath given commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy god will I cut off the graven image, and the molten image: I will prepare thy grave; for thou art vile.


Thou hast multiplied thy merchants more than the stars of the heavens; the cankerworm spreadeth himself out and flieth away.


and I, should not I have pity on Nineveh, the great city, wherein are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?


All thy strongholds are like fig-trees with the first-ripe figs: if they be shaken, they even fall into the mouth of the eater.


And Jehovah hath given commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy god will I cut off the graven image, and the molten image: I will prepare thy grave; for thou art vile.




Because of the multitude of the fornications of the well-favoured harlot, mistress of sorceries, that selleth nations through her fornications, and families through her sorceries,


And Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of Jehovah. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.


Arise, go to Nineveh, the great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.


Plunder the silver, plunder the gold; for there is no end of the splendid store of all precious vessels.


And Absalom found himself in the presence of David's servants. And Absalom was riding upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of the great terebinth, and his head caught in the terebinth, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.

And ye shall know that I am Jehovah, when their slain shall be among their idols, round about their altars, upon every high hill, on all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick terebinth, the places where they offered sweet savour to all their idols.


But a tenth part shall still be therein, and it shall return and be eaten; as the terebinth and as the oak whose trunk remaineth after the felling: the holy seed shall be the trunk thereof.


But I destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was as the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; but I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.


From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in him; wounds, and weals, and open sores: they have not been dressed, nor bound up, nor mollified with oil.

and came up to him and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and having put him on his own beast, took him to the inn and took care of him.


For the lips of the strange woman drop honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil;


And he clothed himself with cursing like his vestment; so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones;


Smooth were the milky words of his mouth, but his heart was war; his words were softer than oil, yet are they drawn swords.


Jehovah had called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair, of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and its branches are broken.

Can, my brethren, a fig produce olives, or a vine figs? Neither can salt water make sweet water.


His shoots shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

Jehovah had called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair, of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and its branches are broken.


Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and thou, being a wild olive tree, hast been grafted in amongst them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,

But the olive tree said to them, 'Shall I leave my fatness, by which gods and men are honored, and go to sway over the trees?'


Jehovah had called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair, of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and its branches are broken.


She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers; her labour is in vain, without her concern.


For +God hath deprived her of wisdom, and hath not furnished her with understanding.


And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the beast of the field may trample them.


What time she lasheth herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.


There shall the arrow-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow; there also shall the vultures be gathered one with another.


I am become like the pelican of the wilderness, I am as an owl in desolate places;


For this will I lament, and I will howl; I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the jackals, and mourning like the ostriches.


And Ephraim is a trained heifer, that loveth to tread out the corn; I have passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to draw; Judah shall plough, Jacob shall break his clods.

Egypt is a very fair heifer; the gad-fly cometh, it cometh from the north.



Our kine laden with young; no breaking in and no going forth, and no outcry in our streets.




That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; our daughters as corner-columns, sculptured after the fashion of a palace:


And jackals shall cry to one another in their palaces, and wild dogs in the pleasant castles. And her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.


And he built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth which he hath founded for ever.


This thy stature is like to a palm-tree, And thy breasts to grape clusters.


They are as a palm-column of turned work, and they speak not; they are carried, for they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.






Jehovah, God of hosts, who is like unto thee, the strong Jah? And thy faithfulness is round about thee.


Lord Jehovah, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy powerful hand; for what God is in the heavens or in the earth that can do like to thy works, and like to thy might?

Who is like unto thee, Jehovah, among the gods? Who is like unto thee, glorifying thyself in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders? Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.


Thy right hand, Jehovah, is become glorious in power: Thy right hand, Jehovah, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

his glorious arm leading them by the right hand of Moses, dividing the waters before them, to make himself an everlasting name,





He hath made everything beautiful in its time; also he hath set the world in their heart, so that man findeth not out from the beginning to the end the work that God doeth.



And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to his will in the army of the heavens, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

See now that I, I am HE, And there is no god with me; I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal, And there is none that delivereth out of my hand,






He is wise in heart and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and had peace?


Jehovah is slow to anger, and great in power, and doth not at all clear the guilty: Jehovah, his way is in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Let the groaning of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thine arm, preserve those that are appointed to die;



With a powerful hand and with a stretched-out arm, for his loving-kindness endureth for ever;



Who doeth great things past finding out, and wonders without number.


Or has not the potter authority over the clay, out of the same lump to make one vessel to honour, and another to dishonour?



in which he wrought in the Christ in raising him from among the dead, and he set him down at his right hand in the heavenlies, above every principality, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in that to come;













And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to his will in the army of the heavens, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

See now that I, I am HE, And there is no god with me; I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal, And there is none that delivereth out of my hand,


He hath made everything beautiful in its time; also he hath set the world in their heart, so that man findeth not out from the beginning to the end the work that God doeth.

Lo, these are the borders of his ways; but what a whisper of a word do we hear of him! And the thunder of his power, who can understand?