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Thematic Bible



He will suck the poison of cobras; the fangs of a viper will slay him.

his food will turn rancid in his stomach it will become a cobra's poison inside him.


refusing to hear the voice of the snake charmer, the cunning enchanter.


"Issachar is a strong donkey, resting between sheepfolds. He observed that his resting place was excellent, and that the land was pleasant; he bent down, picked up his burdens, and became a slave at forced labor."


"Issachar is a strong donkey, resting between sheepfolds.




"Because they went over to Assyria, they are like a wild donkey alone by itself. Ephraim has hired some lovers.


An empty-headed person will gain understanding when a wild donkey is born a human being!"


"Who sets the wild donkey free? Who loosens the bonds of the wild donkey


He is like a bear that lies in wait for me, a lion in hiding.


"Then look! a second animal resembling a bear followed it. It was raised up on one side, with three ribs held between the teeth in its mouth. Therefore people kept telling it, "Get up and devour lots of meat!'


It will be like a man who runs from a lion, only to encounter a bear; or who comes home, leans his hand against a wall, and a serpent bites him!


Don't be like a horse or mule, without understanding. They are held in check by a bit and bridle in their mouths; otherwise they will not remain near you.

Then, I was too stupid and didn't realize I was acting like a wild animal with you.



I know all the birds in the mountains; indeed, everything that moves in the field is mine.


But humanity cannot last, despite its conceit; it will pass away just like the animals. This is the fate of those who are foolish and of those who correct their words after they speak. Interlude Like sheep, they are destined for the realm of the dead, with death as their shepherd. The upright will have dominion over them in the morning; their strength will be consumed in the afterlife, so that they have no home. read more.
God will truly redeem me from the power of Sheol. He will surely receive me! Interlude


But he was rebuked for his offense. A donkey that normally cannot talk spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet's insanity.




In it were all kinds of four-footed animals, reptiles, and birds of the air.




"When the LORD your God brings you into the land that you are entering to possess, he will drive out many nations before you: the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, seven nations who are more numerous and stronger than you.

except that the people who have settled in the land are strong, and their cities are greatly fortified. We also saw the descendants of Anak.


"When you enter the land that the LORD your God is about to give you, don't learn the detestable practices of those nations there. There must never be found among you anyone who sacrifices his son or daughter in fire, practices divination, interprets omens, practices sorcery, casts spells, or who is a medium, an occultist, or a necromancer.


You have seen their detestable practices, their idols of wood, stone, silver, and gold that they had with them.


because the inhabitants of the land did all of these detestable things and by doing so defiled the land before you.


Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorites in front of them, though their height seemed like a cedar, though their strength seemed like an oak, but whose fruit I destroyed from above and the roots from beneath.

By your messengers you have insulted the LORD, and you have said, "With my many chariots I have climbed the heights of mountains, the utmost heights of Lebanon. I cut down its tallest cedars, the choicest of its pines; I reached its remotest heights, the most verdant of its forests.

This is what the Lord GOD says, "I'm also going to take a shoot from the top of a cedar and plant it. I'll pluck off its delicate twigs and transplant it on a high and lofty mountain.


Mountains were covered by its shadows, and the mighty cedars by its branches.

I'll transplant it on Israel's land, and it will grow branches, bear fruit, and become a majestic cedar. All sorts of birds will rest under it, and they'll settle down in the shade of its branches.


Your lips drip honey, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. The scent of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.


Mountains were covered by its shadows, and the mighty cedars by its branches. Its branches spread out to the Mediterranean Sea and its shoots to the Euphrates River.


"The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamore trees have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.'













but wrath and fury for those who in their selfish pride refuse to believe the truth and practice wickedness instead. There will be suffering and anguish for every human being who practices doing evil, for Jews first and for Greeks as well.


In that place, worms never die, and the fire is never put out.


Then the LORD told Moses, "Look! You are about to join your ancestors. Afterwards, this people will rebel and commit prostitution with the foreign gods of the land that they are about to enter to possess. They will abandon me and break my covenant that I made with them.

These were the things he said. Then after this, he told them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I'm leaving to wake him up."



When you withdraw your favor, they are disappointed; Take away their breath, and they die and return to dust.






After concluding this set of instructions to his sons, Jacob tucked his feet up into bed, quit breathing, and was gathered to his ancestors.


because I know that the removal of my bodily tent will come soon, as indeed our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, has shown me.


Neither can the dead praise the LORD, nor those who go down into the silence of death.




She instantly fell down at Peter's feet and died. When the young men came in, they found her dead. So they carried her out and buried her next to her husband.


For when only a few years have elapsed, I'll start down a path from which I'll never return."


He springs up like a flower and then withers. Like a shadow, he disappears and doesn't last.


He springs up like a flower and then withers. Like a shadow, he disappears and doesn't last.


who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery, and who led you through the vast and dangerous desert, that parched land without water, with its poisonous snakes and scorpions. He brought water out of solid rock for you,

The whole congregation of the Israelis set out from the desert of Sin, traveling from place to place according to the command of the LORD. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.


"Go and announce to Jerusalem: "This is what the LORD says: "I remember the loyal devotion of your youth, your love as a bride. You followed me in the desert, in a land that was not planted.

Why did you take us out of Egypt and bring us to this terrible place? There's no place to plant seeds, fig trees, vines, or pomegranates! And there's no water to drink!"


The LORD found him in a desert land, in a barren, eerie wilderness. He surrounded, cared for, and guarded him as the pupil of his eye.


"Then we set out from Horeb and walked through that vast and dreadful desert, where you observed the road to the Amorite hill country. Just as the LORD our God ordained for us, we finally arrived at Kadesh-barnea.


"They didn't ask, "Where is the LORD who brought us up from the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, through the land of desert and pits, through the land of dryness and deep darkness, a land that people don't pass through, and where no one lives?'


Watch! I'm about to carry out something new! And now it's springing up don't you recognize it? I'm making a way in the wilderness and paths in the desert.


I'll stretch out my hands to strike them and send devastation to the land, from the wilderness of Diblah, throughout all their dwelling places. Then they'll know that I am the LORD."


"I will burn up Jeroboam's dynasty, as a man burns up manure until it is gone. Dogs will eat anyone who dies in the city that belongs to Jeroboam's household. The birds of the sky will eat anyone who dies in the open field, because the LORD has determined it.'

But when they went out to bury her, they found nothing left of her except her skull, her feet, and the palms of her hands. So they returned and reported to Jehu, and he responded, "This fulfills this message from the LORD that he spoke through his servant Elijah the foreigner, who said:


They washed the chariot by the reservoir of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood near where the prostitutes went to bathe, in keeping with the message that the LORD had spoken.

Ask the king, "Did you commit murder? And now you're going to steal as well?' Also tell him, "This is what the LORD says: "Where the dogs were licking up Naboth's blood, dogs will also lick up your blood that's right yours!"'"


He was always trying to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs used to come and lick his sores.

The proverb is true that describes what has happened to them: "A dog returns to its vomit," and "A pig that is washed goes back to wallow in the mud."


Picking up a dog by the ears that's what someone is like who meddles in another's fight.


For dogs have surrounded me; a gang of those who practice of evil has encircled me. They gouged my hands and my feet.


Their wine is the venom of serpents, a poisonous cobra.


Its tail swept away one-third of the stars in the sky and knocked them down to the earth. Then the dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth so that it could devour her child when it was born.


I've become a brother to jackals, and a friend to ostriches.




Saul and Jonathan, loved and handsome in life, in death were not separated. Swifter than eagles they were, and more valiant than lions.


From there he searches for prey, and his eyes recognize it from a distance.


The LORD is the true God; he's the living God and the everlasting king. At his wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure his indignation.

the land quaked. Indeed, the heavens poured down rain from the presence of God, this God of Sinai, from the presence of God, the God of Israel.





This is what the LORD says: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house that you would build for me, and where will my resting place be?

nor by the earth, because it is his footstool, nor by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the Great King.


and the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. His voice sounded like roaring water, and the land shimmered from his glory.




LORD, the earth overflows with your gracious love! Teach me your statutes. Teth




The nations roared; the kingdoms were shaken. His voice boomed; the earth melts.


Mountains shake because of him, and the hills melt. The earth goes into upheaval at his presence, as does the world with all of its inhabitants.















The fear of the LORD is clean, standing forever. The judgments of the LORD are true; they are altogether righteous.


"They will enter caverns in the rocks and holes in the ground to escape the presence of the terror of the LORD, to escape the splendor of his majesty when he arises to terrify the earth.

People will faint from fear and apprehension because of the things that are to come on the inhabited world, because the powers of heaven will be shaken.

They told the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the lamb. For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to endure it?"


Distress and pressure terrify him; they overwhelm him, like a king poised for attack.

Terrifying sounds ring in his ears; when times are prosperous, the Destroyer will attack him.

Dread and fear have fallen on them, because of the strength of your arm. They have become silent as a stone, until your people pass by, LORD, until this people you acquired pass by.


"I've sinned," Saul replied to Samuel. "I've broken the LORD's command and your word, because I was afraid of the people and listened to them.

His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, since the Jewish leaders had already agreed that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be thrown out of the synagogue.


but only a terrifying prospect of judgment and a raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.


You are not to forget the covenant that I've made with you, and you are not to fear other gods.


How desolate they quickly become, completely destroyed by calamities.


but when the wind blows through it, it withers away and no one remembers where it was.



Blossoms have appeared in the land. The season of songbirds has arrived, and cooing of turtledoves is heard in our land.


His cheeks are like beds of spices, like towers of perfume. His lips are lilies, dripping with liquid myrrh.






May the king be advised that the Jews who came from you to us have reached Jerusalem and are rebuilding a rebellious and wicked city, having completed its walls and repaired its foundations.


The king specified that large, expensive stones be quarried so the foundation of the Temple could be laid with cut stones.


They are like a person building a house, who dug a deep hole to lay the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the floodwaters pushed against that house but couldn't shake it, because it had been founded on the rock.


DATE: First year of Cyrus the King FROM: King Cyrus SUBJECT: The Temple of God in Jerusalem


Tobiah the Ammonite stood to the side, commenting, "If a fox were to jump onto what they're building, it would collapse their stone wall!"


May they be given over to the power of the sword; may they become carrion for jackals.


He told them, "Go and tell that fox, "Listen! I am driving out demons and healing today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will finish my work.



The LORD is exalted high above all the nations; his glory beyond the heavens.




May the glory of the LORD last forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works!


They will sing about the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD!


King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, overlaying each large shield with the gold from 600 gold pieces, and 300 shields from beaten gold, overlaying each shield with the gold from 300 gold pieces. The king put them in his palace in the Lebanon forest.

They hammered out gold sheets and cut off threads to work into the blue, purple, and scarlet material and into the fine linen, a work of skillful design.


20 gold basins weighing 1,000 darics each, and two vessels made of polished brass, as valuable as gold.

I'll make people scarcer than pure gold, and mankind rarer than gold from Ophir.


All the people tore off the gold rings that were in their ears and brought them to him. He took them from them and, using a tool, fashioned them into a molten calf. The people said, "This, Israel, is your god who brought you out of the land of Egypt."


You can't buy it with gold, and its value cannot be calculated in silver. It cannot be compared to gold from Ophir, with precious onyx, or with sapphire.


When you men lie down among the sheepfolds, you are like the wings of the dove covered with silver, with its feathers in glittering gold."


But God's free gift is not like Adam's offense. For if many people died as the result of one man's offense, how much more have God's grace and the free gift given through the kindness of one man, Jesus the Messiah, been showered on many people!









And so in their prayers for you they will long for you because of God's exceptional grace that was shown to you.






so that, just as sin ruled by bringing death, so also grace might rule by bringing justification that results in eternal life through Jesus the Messiah, our Lord.




So the Israelis who had returned from captivity ate the Passover with all who had consecrated themselves from the uncleanness of the nations of the land in order to seek the LORD God of Israel.


For it is shameful even to mention what is done by these disobedient people in secret.


and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that looked like mortal human beings, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.


The idols of the nations are silver and gold, worked by the hands of human beings.





I have traveled extensively and have been endangered from rivers, robbers, my own people, and gentiles. I've also been in danger in the city, in the open country, at sea, from false brothers,

Why are the nations in an uproar, and their people involved in a vain plot? As the kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers conspire together against the LORD and his anointed one, they say,



Pay attention to your covenant, for the dark regions of the earth are full of violence.


Hardly! What they offer, they offer to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to become partners with demons.






Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let vengeance for the blood of your servants be meted out before our eyes and among the nations.


and they will throw them into a blazing furnace. In that place there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

and will throw them into a blazing furnace. In that place there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."


will drink the wine of God's wrath, which has been poured undiluted into the cup of his anger. He will be tortured with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the lamb.








His winnowing fork is in his hand. He will clean up his threshing floor and gather his grain into the barn, but he will burn the chaff with inextinguishable fire."


The sinners in Zion are terrified; trembling grips the godless: "Who among us can live with the consuming fire? Who among us can live with everlasting flames?"


The sinners in Zion are terrified; trembling grips the godless: "Who among us can live with the consuming fire? Who among us can live with everlasting flames?"












Their horses are swifter than leopards, and more cunning than wolves that attack at night. Their horsemen are galloping as they approach from far away. They swoop in like ravenous vultures.

Instead, you said, "No! We'll escape on horses!' Therefore, you'll flee away. And you said, "We'll ride off on swift steeds!' Therefore your pursuers will be swift.

Look, he comes up like clouds, and his chariots are like a whirlwind. His horses are as swift as eagles. Woe to us we're destroyed!





He paws the ground in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he goes out to face weapons.

I've listened and I've heard, and what they say is not right. No one repents of his evil and says, "What have I done?' "They all turn to their own course like a horse racing into battle.


He paws the ground in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he goes out to face weapons.

Leaping in his excitement, he takes in the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpets sound!


Can you make him leap like the locust, and make the splendor of his snorting terrifying?

He scoffs at fear and is never scared; he never retreats from a sword.


You blind men! Which is more important, the gift or the altar that makes the gift holy?

You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, so that its outside may also be clean.

You blind fools! What is more important, the gold or the sanctuary that made the gold holy?




"They do everything to be seen by people. They increase the size of their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.


"Why do you see the speck in your brother's eye but fail to notice the beam in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, "Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when the beam is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you will see clearly enough to remove the speck from your brother's eye."

But the synagogue leader, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, told the crowd, "There are six days when work is to be done. So come on those days to be healed, and not on the Sabbath day." The Lord replied to him, "You hypocrites! Doesn't each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or donkey and lead it out of its stall to give it some water?






Then they come to you as a group, sit down right in front of you as if they were my people, hear your words and then they don't do what you say because they're seeking only their own desires, they pursue ill-gotten profits, and they keep following their own self-interests.


Don't think you can say to yourselves, "We have father Abraham!' because I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones!

"Change your ways and your deeds, and I'll let you live in this place. Don't trust deceptive words like these, and say, "The Temple of the LORD, the Temple of the LORD, the Temple of the LORD,'


who say, "Keep to yourself!' "Don't touch me!' and "I am too holy for you!' "Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day long.

The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed, "O God, I thank you that I'm not like other people thieves, dishonest people, adulterers, or even this tax collector.


We are not recommending ourselves to you again but are giving you a reason to be proud of us, so that you can answer those who are proud of outward things rather than inward character.


"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your mint, dill, and cummin, but have neglected the more important matters of the Law: justice, mercy, and faithfulness. These are the things you should have practiced, without neglecting the others. You blind guides! You filter out a gnat, yet swallow a camel!


Then they come to you as a group, sit down right in front of you as if they were my people, hear your words and then they don't do what you say because they're seeking only their own desires, they pursue ill-gotten profits, and they keep following their own self-interests. As far as they are concerned, you sing romantic songs with a beautiful voice and play a musical instrument well. They'll listen to what you have to say, but they won't put it into practice!


Then some Pharisees and scribes came from Jerusalem to Jesus and asked, "Why do your disciples disregard the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands when they eat." But he answered them, "Why do you also disregard the commandment of God because of your tradition?


They love to have the places of honor at festivals, the best seats in the synagogues, to be greeted in the marketplaces, and to be called "Rabbi' by people.




"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to make a single convert, and when this happens you make him twice as fit for hell as you are.


"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You devour widows' houses and say long prayers to cover it up. Therefore, you will receive greater condemnation!


They seek me day after day, and are eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practices righteousness and has not forsaken the justice of their God. "They ask me to reveal just decisions; they are eager to draw near to God.


For fools utter contempt, and their minds plot wrong things: practicing ungodliness, spreading lies about the LORD, leaving the pangs of hungry people unsatisfied, and depriving thirsty people of drink.




No one stops to think. No one has the knowledge or understanding to think yes to think! "Half of it I burned in the fire. I even baked bread on its coals, and I roasted meat and ate it. And am I about to make detestable things from what is left? Am I about to bow down to blocks of wood?"

Their idols are silver and gold, crafted by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear; they have noses, but cannot smell. read more.
They have hands, but cannot touch; feet, but cannot walk; they cannot even groan with their throats. Those who craft them will become like them, as will all those who trust in them.

For the practices of the people are worthless. Indeed, a tree is cut down from the forest; it's the work of the hands of a craftsman with an ax.


Furthermore, you are not to erect for yourselves a sacred stone pillar, because the LORD your God detests these things.

Yet I sent all my servants the prophets to you again and again, saying, "Don't do this repulsive thing that I hate."


Then I told them, "Each of you are to abandon your detestable practices. You are not to defile yourselves with Egypt's idols. I am the LORD your God.'"'"

So I poured out my anger on them because of all the bloodshed throughout the land and because they had defiled it with their idolatry.


So if we are God's children, we shouldn't think that the divine being is like gold, silver, or stone, or is an image carved by humans using their own imagination and skill.

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Though claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that looked like mortal human beings, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.


Go and cry out to the gods that you have chosen for yourselves. Let them deliver you in your time of trouble."

And they lift it on their shoulders, carry it, set it up in its place, and there it stands. It cannot move from that spot. One may even call to it, but it cannot answer nor save him from his distress.


Burn the images of their gods in the fire. Desire neither the silver nor the gold that adorns them, nor take them for yourselves, so you won't be ensnared by them, because the gold and silver is detestable to the LORD your God.


When they killed their sons as offerings to their idols, they brought them to my sanctuary and defiled it. Look what they've done with my Temple!




His bones are conduits of bronze; his strong bones are like bars of iron.

Then there will be a fourth kingdom, as strong as iron. Just as all things are broken to pieces and shattered by iron, so it will shatter and crush everything.


just like a smelter gathers all the silver, bronze, lead, and tin to the center of a furnace and injects fire in order to melt it, I'm going to gather you in my anger and rage, make you settle down and then I'm going to melt you down.


He will judge between the nations, and will render verdicts for the benefit of many. "They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nations will not raise swords against nations, and they will not learn warfare anymore.


Beautifully situated, the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion towards the north, the city of the great King.

Everyone who passes by on the road shake their fists at you. They hiss and shake their heads at cherished Jerusalem: "Is this the city men used to call "The Perfection of Beauty,' and "The Joy of the Entire Earth'"?


You are beautiful, my darling, like Tirzah, lovely like Jerusalem, as awesome as an army with banners.


Everyone who passes by on the road shake their fists at you. They hiss and shake their heads at cherished Jerusalem: "Is this the city men used to call "The Perfection of Beauty,' and "The Joy of the Entire Earth'"?


Solomon accumulated chariots and cavalry. He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 cavalry soldiers. He stationed them in various chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem. The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and made cedar trees as abundant as sycamore trees in the Shephelah.


How lonely she lies, the city that thronged with people! Like a widow she has become, this great one among nations! The princess among provinces has become a vassal.


How lonely she lies, the city that thronged with people! Like a widow she has become, this great one among nations! The princess among provinces has become a vassal.


"Many nations will pass by this city and say to one another, "Why did the LORD do this to this great city?'


All your leaders have fled together; she is captured without using bows. All of you who were caught were captured together, although they had fled while the enemy was still far away.


Jerusalem stands built up, a city knitted together.


Beautifully situated, the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion towards the north, the city of the great King.


"You must not eat any carcass. But you may give it to the alien in your cities so he may eat it or sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the LORD your God. "You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk."



And now if you carefully obey me and keep my covenant, you are to be my special possession out of all the nations, because the whole earth belongs to me,



because you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD chose to make you his precious possession from among all the nations of the earth."


For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is his allotted portion.








the mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like lambs.

Mountains, that you skipped like rams? And you hills, that you skipped like lambs?




When the sun had fully set and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a fiery torch passed between the animal pieces.


That man John was a lamp that burns and brightly shines, and for a while you were willing to rejoice in his light.





Your righteousness is an eternal righteousness, and your instruction is true.


I have observed that all things have their limit, but your commandment is very broad. Mem












Therefore a lion from the forest will attack them, a wolf from the desert will devastate them. A leopard is watching their towns, and everyone who goes out of them will be torn to pieces. For their transgressions are many, and their apostasies numerous.


Their horses are swifter than leopards, and more cunning than wolves that attack at night. Their horsemen are galloping as they approach from far away. They swoop in like ravenous vultures.



Remember how short my lifetime is! How powerless have you created all human beings!



"Men have harsh servitude on earth, do they not? His days are like those of a hired laborer, are they not?




Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town, stay there a year, conduct business, and make money." You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead you should say, "If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that."




In the same way, you too must continuously consider yourselves dead as far as sin is concerned, but living for God through the Messiah Jesus.

For through the Law I died to the Law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with the Messiah.






He is like dawn's first light, like bright sun blazing on a cloudless morning, glistening on grassland that flourishes after a rain shower.

"His snorting releases flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of the dawn.


Is there any limit to his armies? On whom does his light not shine?

He scatters his lightning above it, and covers the bottom of the sea.


I concluded that wisdom is more useful than foolishness, just as light is more useful than darkness.


How sweet is the daylight, and how pleasant it is for someone's eyes to behold the sunshine!


Everyone who practices wickedness hates the light and does not come to the light, so that his actions may not be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may become evident that his actions have God's approval."




"So then, the sun is too bright to gaze at, is it not? The sky is swept clean by the wind that blows, is it not?


Then the men of the city answered him just before sunset on the seventh day: "What is sweeter than honey? What are stronger than lions?" Samson responded, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't have solved my riddle."

The lion, mighty among the beasts, retreats before nothing.


For this is what the LORD told me: "Just as a lion or a young lion growls over his objects of prey, even when a whole band of shepherds is called out against it, it is not alarmed at their shouting or disturbed by their clamor so the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its hill.

Where is this lion's den? Where is the place where the young lions fed, where the lion and its mate walked with their young, the place where they feared nothing?


But if I do lift up my head, you will hunt me like a lion! You will perform miracles in order to fight against me.

The proud beasts haven't walked there; lions have never passed over it.


Three things are stately in procession, four which are stately in their gait: The lion, mighty among the beasts, retreats before nothing.


About Dan he said: "Dan is a lion's cub, leaping forth from Bashan."


Then even men who would otherwise be as brave as lions will be scared, because every Israeli knows your father is a mighty man, and they know his men are valiant!


Like a lion they desire to rip us to pieces, like a young lion waiting in ambush.


Locusts have no king, but they all swarm in ranks.

Four things on earth are small, but they are very, very wise:


The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were victor's crowns that looked like gold, and their faces were like human faces.

As to their form, they're like horses; and like chariot horses, how they can run!


They covered the surface of the entire land so that it was dark. They ate all the vegetation of the land and the fruit from the trees that the hail left. Nothing green was left on the trees or on the vegetation in all the land of Egypt.


Your plunder is gathered as when grasshoppers gather; just like locusts pounce, people have pounced on it.


But the LORD loved you and kept his oath that he made to your ancestors. The LORD brought you out with great power from slavery, from the control of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.

yet the LORD committed himself to love your ancestors and did so! He chose you their descendants after them from all the nations, as it is today.


"Can a woman forget her nursing child, or have no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these mothers may forget; But as for me, I'll never forget you! Look! I've inscribed you on the palms of my hands, and your walls are forever before me.


The LORD your God among you is powerful he will save and he will take joyful delight in you. In his love he will renew you with his love; he will celebrate with singing because of you.






nor anything above, nor anything below, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from the love of God that is ours in union with the Messiah Jesus, our Lord.


I guided them with human kindness, with loving reins. I acted toward them like one who removes a yoke from their neck; I bent down and fed them.


Show forth your gracious love, save those who take refuge in you from those who rebel against your sovereign power.

Blessed be the LORD! In a marvelous way he demonstrated his gracious love to me, when I was in a city under siege.


They would not listen, and did not remember the miracles you did among them. Instead, they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return them to their slavery. "But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and rich in gracious love; therefore you did not abandon them.


I will recount the gracious deeds of the LORD, the praiseworthy acts of the LORD, according to all the LORD has done for us yes, the great goodness to the house of Israel that he has granted them according to his mercy, according to the abundance of his gracious love.


I hid my face from you for a moment in a surge of anger, but I will have compassion on you with my everlasting gracious love," says the LORD your Redeemer.




Answer me, LORD, for your gracious love is good; Turn to me in keeping with your great compassion,




How precious is your gracious love, God! The children of men take refuge in the shadow of your wings.


The Israelis named it "manna". It was white like coriander seed, and tasted like a wafer made with honey.

Now manna was reminiscent of coriander seed, with an appearance similar to amber.


The Israelis named it "manna". It was white like coriander seed, and tasted like a wafer made with honey.


Now manna was reminiscent of coriander seed, with an appearance similar to amber.


People would go out to gather it, then they would grind it in mills or pound it in mortars, and then they would boil it in pots or make cakes out of it that tasted like butter cakes.


When the layer of dew evaporated, on the surface of the desert a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost, appeared on the ground.


The Israelis named it "manna". It was white like coriander seed, and tasted like a wafer made with honey.


I will show my gracious love toward him forever, since my covenant is securely established with him.


Give thanks to the LORD, because he is good and because his gracious love is eternal!

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His gracious love exists forever.



he continues to redeem your life from the Pit, and he continuously surrounds you with gracious love and compassion.

Remember, LORD, your tender mercies and your gracious love; indeed, they are eternal!


though he causes grief, his compassion abounds according to his gracious love.

So you delivered them into the control of their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed, they cried out to you, and you heard from heaven. In your great compassion you gave them deliverers who rescued them from the control of their enemies.


"The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in faithful love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he won't acquit the guilty. He recalls the iniquity of fathers to the third and fourth generation.'

"For a brief moment I abandoned you; but I'll gather you with great compassion.



As high as heaven rises above earth, so his gracious love strengthens those who fear him.


You will remain true to Jacob, and merciful to Abraham, as you promised our ancestors long ago.

Pay attention to me, come to me; and listen, so that you may live; then I'll make an everlasting covenant with you, as promised by my faithful, sure love for David.









LORD, the earth overflows with your gracious love! Teach me your statutes. Teth


The LORD is good to everyone and his mercies extend to everything he does.












For it is only right for me to think this way about all of you, because you're constantly on my mind. Both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, all of you are partners with me in this privilege.




By your strong hand and outstretched arm, and with great terror, you brought your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and wonders.


Therefore, watch out! "As for me, I will once again do amazing things with this people, wonder upon wonder. The wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the insights of their discerning men will stay hidden."

Remember his awesome deeds that he has done, his wonders and the judgments he declared.


He performed marvelous things in the presence of their ancestors in the land of Egypt in the fields of Zoan.


Then send messengers to the king of Edom, the king of Moab, the king of the Ammonites, the king of Tyre, and the king of Sidon through the envoys who come to Jerusalem to king Zedekiah of Judah.

You aren't to listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your soothsayers, and your sorcerers who say to you, "Don't serve the king of Babylon.'


"We've heard about Moab's pride so very proud he became! his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence; therefore he is alone.

We have heard about Moab's pride he's very proud his haughtiness, his arrogance, his insolence, and his conceit.


Moab has been at ease from his youth. He has been undisturbed like wine on its dregs and not poured from vessel to vessel. He has not gone into exile. Therefore, his flavor has remained, and his aroma has not changed.


"How can you say, "We're strong warriors, and soldiers ready for battle'?


But, because you trust in your deeds and your riches, you will also be captured. Chemosh will go out into exile, along with his priests and officials.


Later, Solomon even constructed a high place on the mountain east of Jerusalem that was dedicated to Chemosh, that detestable Moabite idol, and to Molech, the detestable Ammonite idol.


Who is this who appears like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?


if I look at the sun when it shines or the moon as it rises in steady splendor,



For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters. Rather, what matters is being a new creation.



In union with him you were also circumcised with a circumcision performed without human hands by stripping off the corrupt nature by the circumcision performed by the Messiah.

Then the LORD your God will circumcise both your hearts and those of your descendants so that you can love him with your heart and with your soul and therefore live.

No, a person is a Jew inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, brought about by the Spirit, not by a written law. That person's praise will come from God, not from people.



even when we were dead because of our offenses, made us alive together with the Messiah (by grace you have been saved),

Therefore, through baptism we were buried with him into his death so that, just as the Messiah was raised from the dead by the Father's glory, we too may live an entirely new life. For if we have become united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old natures were crucified with him so that our sin-laden bodies might be rendered powerless and we might no longer be slaves to sin.






But now we have been released from the Law by dying to what enslaved us, so that we may serve in the new life of the Spirit, not under the old writings.




"""I'm going to give you a new heart, and I'm going to give you a new spirit within all of your deepest parts. I'll remove that rock-hard heart of yours and replace it with one that's sensitive to me.








"Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city! Then cry out in protest against it, because their evil has come to my attention."

"Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you."


This is that carefree city that lived irresponsibly, that told herself, "Me first!' and, "There will be no one else!' How ruined she has become a habitat for wild animals! Everyone who passes by her will sneer at her and make obscene gestures!"


Now this is what the Lord has decreed about you, Nineveh: "There will be no more children born to carry on your name. I will cut out the graven and molten images from the temples of your gods. I myself will dig your grave, because you are vile."


You added to your inventory of businessmen they number more than the stars of heaven. The creeping locust sheds its skin and flies away.


So why shouldn't I be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 human beings who do not know their right hand from their left, as well as a lot of livestock?


All your defenses are like fig trees with ripe early fruit when shaken, it falls right into the devourer's mouth.


Now this is what the Lord has decreed about you, Nineveh: "There will be no more children born to carry on your name. I will cut out the graven and molten images from the temples of your gods. I myself will dig your grave, because you are vile."




Innumerable are the harlotries of this well-favored whore, this mistress of witchcraft, who enslaves nations through her fornication and families through her sorcery.


So Jonah got up and went to Nineveh to do what the LORD had ordered.


"Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city! Then cry out in protest against it, because their evil has come to my attention."


Take the silver! Take the gold! There is no end to the treasure fabulous riches of every imagination.


Absalom happened to run into David's soldiers. While Absalom was trying to get away on his mule, it ran under the thick branches of a giant oak tree, and Absalom's head got caught in the tree! As his mule ran out from under him, Absalom was left hanging above the ground.

"You'll learn that I am the LORD, when the fatally wounded will be among their idols, around their altars, on every hill, on top of the mountains, under every luxuriant tree, and under all the full-grown foliage every place where they've offered fragrant aromas to all their idols.


Even though a tenth of its people remain in it, it will once again be burned, like a terebinth or an oak tree, the stump of which, though the tree has been felled, still contains holy seed."


Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorites in front of them, though their height seemed like a cedar, though their strength seemed like an oak, but whose fruit I destroyed from above and the roots from beneath.


From the sole of your foot to the top of your head, there's no soundness evident only bruises, sores, and festering wounds that haven't been cleaned out, bandaged, or treated with oil."

He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.


For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil.


He wore curses like a garment may they enter his inner being like water and his bones like oil.


His mouth is as smooth as butter, while war is in his heart. His words were as smooth as olive oil, while his sword is drawn.


The LORD once called you a green olive tree, with beautiful shape and fruit. With a great roaring sound, he has set fire to it and its branches will be destroyed.

My brothers, a fig tree cannot produce olives, nor a grapevine figs, can it? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.


Israel's branches will spread out, and its beauty will be like an olive tree, with its scent like that of Lebanon.

The LORD once called you a green olive tree, with beautiful shape and fruit. With a great roaring sound, he has set fire to it and its branches will be destroyed.


Now if some of the branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive branch, have been grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree,

But the olive tree asked them, "Should I stop producing my rich oils by which both God and men are honored and go take dominion over trees?'


The LORD once called you a green olive tree, with beautiful shape and fruit. With a great roaring sound, he has set fire to it and its branches will be destroyed.


She mistreats her young as though they're not hers, and she has no fear that her labor may be in vain,


because God didn't grant her wisdom and never gave her understanding.


but she forgets that a foot might crush them or any wild animal might trample them.


And yet when she gets ready to run, she laughs at the horse and its rider."


Owls will nest there, lay eggs, hatch them, and care for their young under the shadow of their wings; yes indeed, vultures will gather there, each one with its mate."


I resemble a pelican in the wilderness or an owl in a desolate land.


"Therefore I will cry out and grieve loudly; I will walk around stripped and naked. I will cry out like a jackal and mourn like a company of ostriches.


"Ephraim, the well-trained heifer, loves to thresh grain, so I will spare her neck. I will turn Ephraim into a pack animal. Judah will pull the plow, and Jacob will turn up the fallow ground.

Egypt is a beautiful calf, but a horsefly from the north is surely coming.


Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is clean, but profits come through the strength of the ox.

May our cattle grow heavy with young, with no damage or loss. May there be no cry of anguish in our streets!




May our sons in their youth be like full-grown plants, and our daughters like pillars destined to decorate a palace.


Hyenas will howl in its strongholds, and jackals will make their dens in its citadels. Its time is close at hand, and its days will not be extended any further.


He built his sanctuary, high as the heavens, like the earth that he established forever.


Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts are like clusters of fruit.


Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field. They can't speak! They must always be carried because they can't walk! Don't be afraid of them because they can do no harm, nor can they do any good."






LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, who is as mighty as you, LORD? Your faithfulness surrounds you.


"LORD God, you've begun to show your greatness and your strong power to your servant. For what god in heaven or on earth can equal your works and mighty deeds?

"Who is like you among the gods, LORD? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, and working wonders? You stretched out your right hand, and the earth swallowed them.



and who made his glorious arm march at Moses' right hand, who divided the waters in front of them to win an everlasting name,





He made everything appropriate in its time. He also placed eternity within them yet, no person can fully comprehend what God is doing from beginning to end.

Indeed, these are the fringes of his ways, and how faint is the whisper we've heard of it! But who can comprehend the thunder of his might?"


All who live on the earth are nothing compared to him. He does what he wishes with the heavenly armies and with those who live on earth. No one can hold back his power or say to him, "What did you do?'

"Look now! I AM, and there is no other god besides me. I myself cause death and I sustain life; I wound severely and I also heal; from my power no one can deliver.





Your arm is strong; your hand is mighty; indeed, your right hand is victorious.



The LORD is slow to anger and powerful, and he will never let the guilty go unpunished. The LORD's path is in the windstorm and hurricane; thunderclouds are dust beneath his feet.

Let the cries of the prisoners reach you. With the strength of your power, release those condemned to death.


Your arm is strong; your hand is mighty; indeed, your right hand is victorious.

with a strong hand and an active arm, for his gracious love is everlasting.



He does great things that cannot be explained, and awesome deeds that cannot be counted.


A potter has the right to do what he wants to with his clay, doesn't he? He can make something for a special occasion or something for ordinary use from the same lump of clay.



which he brought about in the Messiah when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realm. He is far above every ruler, authority, power, dominion, and every name that can be named, not only in the present age, but also in the one to come.













All who live on the earth are nothing compared to him. He does what he wishes with the heavenly armies and with those who live on earth. No one can hold back his power or say to him, "What did you do?'

"Look now! I AM, and there is no other god besides me. I myself cause death and I sustain life; I wound severely and I also heal; from my power no one can deliver.


He made everything appropriate in its time. He also placed eternity within them yet, no person can fully comprehend what God is doing from beginning to end.

Indeed, these are the fringes of his ways, and how faint is the whisper we've heard of it! But who can comprehend the thunder of his might?"






and who made his glorious arm march at Moses' right hand, who divided the waters in front of them to win an everlasting name,


Your arm is strong; your hand is mighty; indeed, your right hand is victorious.

with a strong hand and an active arm, for his gracious love is everlasting.