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and scolded her, “How long are you going to be drunk? Get rid of your wine!”

and have even set up the prophets in Jerusalem to proclaim on your behalf: “There is a king in Judah.” These rumors will be heard by the king. So come, let’s confer together.

But stretch out Your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse You to Your face.”

For you took collateral from your brothers without cause,
stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.

But when he was at the Benjamin Gate, an officer of the guard was there, whose name was Irijah son of Shelemiah, son of Hananiah, and he apprehended Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “You are deserting to the Chaldeans.”


And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He didn’t answer.




because their feet run toward trouble
and they hurry to commit murder.

For they can’t sleep
unless they have done what is evil;
they are robbed of sleep
unless they make someone stumble.


Their feet run after evil,
and they rush to shed innocent blood.
Their thoughts are sinful thoughts;
ruin and wretchedness are in their paths.

Woe to those who dream up wickedness
and prepare evil plans on their beds!
At morning light they accomplish it
because the power is in their hands.




He put on righteousness like a breastplate,
and a helmet of salvation on His head;
He put on garments of vengeance for clothing,
and He wrapped Himself in zeal as in a cloak.

“Why were you searching for Me?” He asked them. “Didn’t you know that I had to be in My Father’s house?”






Both men and women came; all who had willing hearts brought brooches, earrings, rings, necklaces, and all kinds of gold jewelry—everyone who waved a presentation offering of gold to the Lord.

So we have presented to the Lord an offering of the gold articles each man found—armlets, bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces—to make atonement for ourselves before the Lord.”


Then he brought out objects of silver and gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious gifts to her brother and her mother.

Each woman will ask her neighbor and any woman staying in her house for silver and gold jewelry, and clothing, and you will put them on your sons and daughters. So you will plunder the Egyptians.”




The adulterer’s eye watches for twilight,
thinking: No eye will see me;
he covers his face.



So then, if she gives herself to another man while her husband is living, she will be called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law. Then, if she gives herself to another man, she is not an adulteress.






Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings.



Trouble and distress have overtaken me,
but Your commands are my delight.




Judah and all its cities will live in it together—also farmers and those who move with the flocks—

With you I will smash the shepherd and his flock;
with you I will smash the farmer and his ox-team.
With you I will smash governors and officials.

Therefore Yahweh, the God of Hosts, the Lord, says:There will be wailing in all the public squares;
they will cry out in anguish in all the streets.
The farmer will be called on to mourn,
and professional mourners to wail.

He will say: I am not a prophet; I work the land, for a man purchased me as a servant since my youth.

“Listen to another parable: There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a watchtower. He leased it to tenant farmers and went away.

At harvest time he sent a slave to the farmers to collect some of the fruit of the vineyard from the farmers.

He will come and destroy those farmers and give the vineyard to others.”But when they heard this they said, “No—never!”







Isaac sowed seed in that land, and in that year he reaped a hundred times what was sown. The Lord blessed him,

You may sow your field for six years, and you may prune your vineyard and gather its produce for six years.

Elijah left there and found Elisha son of Shaphat as he was plowing. Twelve teams of oxen were in front of him, and he was with the twelfth team. Elijah walked by him and threw his mantle over him.

a messenger came to Job and reported: “While the oxen were plowing and the donkeys grazing nearby,



Since he had many cattle both in the Judean foothills and the plain, he built towers in the desert and dug many wells. And since he was a lover of the soil, he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands.


Ezri son of Chelub was in charge of those who worked in the fields tilling the soil.


Elijah left there and found Elisha son of Shaphat as he was plowing. Twelve teams of oxen were in front of him, and he was with the twelfth team. Elijah walked by him and threw his mantle over him.






Then He told them a parable:“A rich man’s land was very productive.


Ahab son of Omri became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Judah’s King Asa; Ahab son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria 22 years.

Now Elijah the Tishbite, from the Gilead settlers, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, I stand before Him, and there will be no dew or rain during these years except by my command!”

Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go throughout the land to every spring of water and to every wadi. Perhaps we’ll find grass so we can keep the horses and mules alive and not have to destroy any cattle.”

Ahab told Jezebel everything that Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.

He sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel and said to him, “This is what Ben-hadad says:

Still, there was no one like Ahab, who devoted himself to do what was evil in the Lord’s sight, because his wife Jezebel incited him.

The king of Israel had said to his servants, “Don’t you know that Ramoth-gilead is ours, but we have failed to take it from the hand of the king of Aram?”

The prophet found another man and said to him, “Strike me!” So the man struck him, inflicting a wound.

Since Ahab had 70 sons in Samaria, Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria to the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to the guardians of Ahab’s sons, saying:

Know, then, that not a word the Lord spoke against the house of Ahab will fail, for the Lord has done what He promised through His servant Elijah.”



But if you go with them, do it! Be strong for battle! But God will make you stumble before the enemy, for God has the power to help or to make one stumble.”

By His power He stirred the sea,
and by His understanding He crushed Rahab.

God has spoken once;
I have heard this twice:
strength belongs to God,


Greater than the roar of many waters—
the mighty breakers of the sea—
the Lord on high is majestic.

The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;
the Lord will never leave the guilty unpunished.
His path is in the whirlwind and storm,
and clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

Now to Him who has power to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation about Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept silent for long ages

to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ—to Him be the glory forever! Amen.


As He was walking along the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen.

As soon as they left the synagogue, they went into Simon and Andrew’s house with James and John.

While He was sitting on the Mount of Olives across from the temple complex, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately,

Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Him.

One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him,

Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.

When they arrived, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying:Peter, John,
James, Andrew,
Philip, Thomas,
Bartholomew, Matthew,
James the son of Alphaeus,
Simon the Zealot,
and Judas the son of James.


David answered Saul: “Your servant has been tending his father’s sheep. Whenever a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb from the flock,

Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Suddenly a young lion came roaring at him,

When he left, a lion attacked him along the way and killed him. His corpse was thrown on the road, and the donkey was standing beside it; the lion was standing beside the corpse too.

At the first light of dawn the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den.


A Jew named Apollos, a native Alexandrian, an eloquent man who was powerful in the use of the Scriptures, arrived in Ephesus.

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions and came to Ephesus. He found some disciples

What I am saying is this: Each of you says, “I’m with Paul,” or “I’m with Apollos,” or “I’m with Cephas,” or “I’m with Christ.”

For whenever someone says, “I’m with Paul,” and another, “I’m with Apollos,” are you not unspiritual people?

About our brother Apollos: I strongly urged him to come to you with the brothers, but he was not at all willing to come now. However, he will come when he has an opportunity.

Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey, so that they will lack nothing.


No man in all Israel was as handsome and highly praised as Absalom. From the sole of his foot to the top of his head, he did not have a single flaw.

He had a son named Saul, an impressive young man. There was no one more impressive among the Israelites than he. He stood a head taller than anyone else.

When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and said, “Certainly the Lord’s anointed one is here before Him.”

After seeing in the distance a fig tree with leaves, He went to find out if there was anything on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs.


and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

When he had assembled them, as well as the workers engaged in this type of business, he said: “Men, you know that our prosperity is derived from this business.

The sound of harpists, musicians,
flutists, and trumpeters
will never be heard in you again;
no craftsman of any trade
will ever be found in you again;
the sound of a mill
will never be heard in you again;


John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.


Although these have a reputation of wisdom by promoting ascetic practices, humility, and severe treatment of the body, they are not of any value in curbing self-indulgence.



God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars.

with the bountiful harvest from the sun
and the abundant yield of the seasons;

And the sun stood still
and the moon stopped
until the nation took vengeance on its enemies.Isn’t this written in the Book of Jashar?So the sun stopped
in the middle of the sky
and delayed its setting
almost a full day.


The moon will be put to shame
and the sun disgraced,
because the Lord of Hosts will reign as king
on Mount Zion in Jerusalem,
and He will display His glory
in the presence of His elders.



Who is the liar, if not the one who denies that Jesus is the Messiah? This one is the antichrist: the one who denies the Father and the Son.



For the choir director. A psalm of David, the Lord’s servant.An oracle within my heart
concerning the transgression of the wicked person:
There is no dread of God before his eyes,

Otherwise, I might have too much
and deny You, saying, “Who is the Lord?”
or I might have nothing and steal,
profaning the name of my God.

They have contradicted the Lord
and insisted, “It won’t happen.
Harm won’t come to us;
we won’t see sword or famine.”



But if you go with them, do it! Be strong for battle! But God will make you stumble before the enemy, for God has the power to help or to make one stumble.”

By His power He stirred the sea,
and by His understanding He crushed Rahab.

God has spoken once;
I have heard this twice:
strength belongs to God,


Greater than the roar of many waters—
the mighty breakers of the sea—
the Lord on high is majestic.

The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;
the Lord will never leave the guilty unpunished.
His path is in the whirlwind and storm,
and clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

Now to Him who has power to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation about Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept silent for long ages

to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ—to Him be the glory forever! Amen.


Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed the Lord, along with his whole household. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.



But some from Asher, Manasseh, and Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem.

When all the people saw it, they fell facedown and said, “Yahweh, He is God! Yahweh, He is God!”

While Ezra prayed and confessed, weeping and falling facedown before the house of God, an extremely large assembly of Israelite men, women, and children gathered around him. The people also wept bitterly.

“What then should we do?” the crowds were asking him.

Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, “He told me everything I ever did.”


So all who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.

When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the message of the Lord, and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed.

And many who had become believers came confessing and disclosing their practices,


Take words of repentance with you
and return to the Lord.
Say to Him: “Forgive all our sin
and accept what is good,
so that we may repay You
with praise from our lips.

Then the lame will leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the mute will sing for joy,
for water will gush in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert;


He will revive us after two days,
and on the third day He will raise us up
so we can live in His presence.


Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed the Lord, along with his whole household. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.



But some from Asher, Manasseh, and Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem.

When all the people saw it, they fell facedown and said, “Yahweh, He is God! Yahweh, He is God!”

While Ezra prayed and confessed, weeping and falling facedown before the house of God, an extremely large assembly of Israelite men, women, and children gathered around him. The people also wept bitterly.

“What then should we do?” the crowds were asking him.

Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, “He told me everything I ever did.”


So all who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.

When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the message of the Lord, and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed.

And many who had become believers came confessing and disclosing their practices,


His kingdom started with Babylon, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Now the Chaldeans broke into pieces the bronze pillars of the Lord’s temple, the water carts, and the bronze reservoir, which were in the Lord’s temple, and carried the bronze to Babylon.

you will sing this song of contempt about the king of Babylon and say:How the oppressor has quieted down,
and how the raging has become quiet!

Suddenly Babylon fell and was shattered.
Wail for her;
get balm for her wound—
perhaps she can be healed.

At the end of 12 months, as he was walking on the roof of the royal palace in Babylon,

The church in Babylon, also chosen, sends you greetings, as does Mark, my son.


When Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the Moabite city on the Arnon border at the edge of his territory.

When he got up in the morning, Balaam saddled his donkey and went with the officials of Moab.

he sent messengers to Balaam son of Beor at Pethor, which is by the Euphrates in the land of his people. Balak said to him: “Look, a people has come out of Egypt; they cover the surface of the land and are living right across from me.

Then God said to Balaam, “You are not to go with them. You are not to curse this people, for they are blessed.”

Along with the others slain by them, they killed the Midianite kings—Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.

“Yet they are the ones who, at Balaam’s advice, incited the Israelites to unfaithfulness against the Lord in the Peor incident, so that the plague came against the Lord’s community.

My people,
remember what Balak king of Moab proposed,
what Balaam son of Beor answered him,
and what happened from the Acacia Grove to Gilgal
so that you may acknowledge
the Lord’s righteous acts.



He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the garbage pile.
He seats them with noblemen
and gives them a throne of honor.
For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s;
He has set the world on them.


Let his children wander as beggars,
searching for food far from their demolished homes.




The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority.

“You may eat every clean bird,

“If you come across a bird’s nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with the young.

Then God said, “Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.”

“You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable:the eagle, the bearded vulture,
the black vulture,

the birds of the sky,
and the fish of the sea
that pass through the currents of the seas.

Wherever people live—or wild animals, or birds of the air—He has handed them over to you and made you ruler over them all. You are the head of gold.





For those who have served well as deacons acquire a good standing for themselves, and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.



But the king of Assyria discovered Hoshea’s conspiracy. He had sent envoys to So king of Egypt and had not paid tribute money to the king of Assyria as in previous years. Therefore the king of Assyria arrested him and put him in prison.

The Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes. They brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze shackles, and he was forced to grind grain in the prison.

and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard in the prison where Joseph was confined.

They placed him in custody because it had not been decided what should be done to him.

But this is a people plundered and looted,
all of them trapped in holes
or imprisoned in dungeons.
They have become plunder
with no one to rescue them
and loot, with no one saying, “Give it back!”

Then he blinded Zedekiah and bound him with bronze chains. The king of Babylon brought Zedekiah to Babylon, where he kept him in custody until his dying day.

Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the jail were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains came loose.


A man from Baal-shalishah came to the man of God with his sack full of 20 loaves of barley bread from the first bread of the harvest. Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.”


So Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and one young goat and sent them by his son David to Saul.


I will bring a bit of bread so that you may strengthen yourselves. This is why you have passed your servant’s way. Later, you can continue on.”“Yes,” they replied, “do as you have said.”

The ravens kept bringing him bread and meat in the morning and in the evening, and he drank from the wadi.


What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?











By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was approved as a righteous man, because God approved his gifts, and even though he is dead, he still speaks through his faith.



Woe to them! For they have traveled in the way of Cain, have abandoned themselves to the error of Balaam for profit, and have perished in Korah’s rebellion.

Then Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.



Who is the liar, if not the one who denies that Jesus is the Messiah? This one is the antichrist: the one who denies the Father and the Son.





Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant approached him and she said, "You were with Jesus the Galilean too." But he denied it in front of everyone: "I don't know what you're talking about!"




For this reason God also highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow- of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth- and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.



So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs.

Now listen:
You will conceive and give birth to a son,
and you will call His name Jesus.

His eyes were like a fiery flame, and many crowns were on His head. He had a name written that no one knows except Himself.


Next, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples’ feet and to dry them with the towel tied around Him.


















But there are some among you who don’t believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning those who would not believe and the one who would betray Him.)


Then Jesus, knowing everything that was about to happen to Him, went out and said to them, “Who is it you’re looking for?”




But there are some among you who don’t believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning those who would not believe and the one who would betray Him.)


Then Jesus, knowing everything that was about to happen to Him, went out and said to them, “Who is it you’re looking for?”







You will be confident, because there is hope.
You will look carefully about and lie down in safety.



he will dwell on the heights;
his refuge will be the rocky fortresses,
his food provided, his water assured.

And who will harm you if you are deeply committed to what is good?


For it is contained in Scripture:Look! I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and honored cornerstone,
and the one who believes in Him
will never be put to shame!


“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock.



“Poor Jerusalem, storm-tossed, and not comforted,
I will set your stones in black mortar,
and lay your foundations in sapphires.

storing up for themselves a good reserve for the age to come, so that they may take hold of life that is real.



A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.Yahweh my God, I seek refuge in You;
save me from all my pursuers and rescue me



My persecutors and foes are many.
I have not turned from Your decrees.

?Sin/ ?ShinPrinces have persecuted me without cause,
but my heart fears only Your word.

For the enemy has pursued me,
crushing me to the ground,
making me live in darkness
like those long dead.

You know,Lord;
remember me and take note of me.
Avenge me against my persecutors.
In Your patience, don’t take me away.
Know that I suffer disgrace for Your honor.

We are closely pursued;
we are tired, and no one offers us rest.








I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.


The Lord their God will save them on that day
as the flock of His people;
for they are like jewels in a crown,
sparkling over His land.



I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.


The Lord their God will save them on that day
as the flock of His people;
for they are like jewels in a crown,
sparkling over His land.



Some men came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers: “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom prescribed by Moses, you cannot be saved!”

This is My covenant, which you are to keep, between Me and you and your offspring after you: Every one of your males must be circumcised.

If any male is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that man will be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.”

So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelite men at Gibeath-haaraloth.

Paul wanted Timothy to go with him, so he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, since they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Was anyone already circumcised when he was called? He should not undo his circumcision. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? He should not get circumcised.

But not even Titus who was with me, though he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.

Take note! I, Paul, tell you that if you get yourselves circumcised, Christ will not benefit you at all.

Those who want to make a good impression in the flesh are the ones who would compel you to be circumcised—but only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.



Then Jehoash son of Jehoahaz took back from Ben-hadad son of Hazael the cities that Hazael had taken in war from Jehoash’s father Jehoahaz. Jehoash defeated Ben-hadad three times and recovered the cities of Israel.

However, the people living in the land are strong, and the cities are large and fortified. We also saw the descendants of Anak there.

What if there are 50 righteous people in the city? Will You really sweep it away instead of sparing the place for the sake of the 50 righteous people who are in it?

Joseph gathered all the excess food in the land of Egypt during the seven years and put it in the cities. He put the food in every city from the fields around it.

“When the Lord your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that He would give you—a land with large and beautiful cities that you did not build,


I will pull up the Asherah poles from among you
and demolish your cities.


Anyone who does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a fair judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.


Keep the king’s command because of your oath made before God.

“But, so we won’t offend them, go to the sea, cast in a fishhook, and take the first fish that you catch. When you open its mouth you’ll find a coin. Take it and give it to them for Me and you.”




Submit to every human institution because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority, or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.


Anyone who does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a fair judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.


Keep the king’s command because of your oath made before God.

“But, so we won’t offend them, go to the sea, cast in a fishhook, and take the first fish that you catch. When you open its mouth you’ll find a coin. Take it and give it to them for Me and you.”




Submit to every human institution because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority, or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.


Nation was crushed by nation and city by city, for God troubled them with every possible distress.

May you not become cowardly and fearful
when the report is proclaimed in the land,
for the report will come one year,
and then another the next year.
There will be violence in the land
with ruler against ruler.

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don’t be alarmed; these things must take place, but the end is not yet.

Then He told them: "Nation will be raised up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be violent earthquakes, and famines and plagues in various places, and there will be terrifying sights and great signs from heaven.


Then Belshazzar gave an order, and they clothed Daniel in purple, placed a gold chain around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.


Then Rebekah took the best clothes of her older son Esau, which were in the house, and had her younger son Jacob wear them.

Daughters of Israel, weep for Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet, with luxurious things,
who decked your garments with gold ornaments.

He also said in His teaching, “Beware of the scribes, who want to go around in long robes, and who want greetings in the marketplaces,

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they led him to the room upstairs. And all the widows approached him, weeping and showing him the robes and clothes that Dorcas had made while she was with them.

If you look with favor on the man wearing the fine clothes and say, “Sit here in a good place,” and yet you say to the poor man, “Stand over there,” or, “Sit here on the floor by my footstool,”


Then I would not be ashamed
when I think about all Your commands.



These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.

“Keep every command I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to cross into and possess the land you are to inherit,

He answered them, “And why do you break God’s commandment because of your tradition?



If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you gather together you will not come under judgment. And I will give instructions about the other matters whenever I come.


So then, as through one trespass there is condemnation for everyone, so also through one righteous act there is life-giving justification for everyone.


knowing that such a person is perverted and sins, being self-condemned.

Now above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. Your “yes” must be “yes,” and your “no” must be “no,” so that you won’t fall under judgment.


“Now if the whole community of Israel errs, and the matter escapes the notice of the assembly, so that they violate any of the Lord’s commands and incur guilt by doing what is prohibited,

“Bring the one who has cursed to the outside of the camp and have all who heard him lay their hands on his head; then have the whole community stone him.

and if it was done unintentionally without the community’s awareness, the entire community is to prepare one young bull for a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord, with its grain offering and drink offering according to the regulation, and one male goat as a sin offering.

“No man whose testicles have been crushed or whose penis has been cut off may enter the Lord’s assembly.




23 1 Paul looked intently at the Sanhedrin and said, “Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience until this day.”

They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts. Their consciences confirm this. Their competing thoughts will either accuse or excuse them

Therefore, you must submit, not only because of wrath, but also because of your conscience.

However, not everyone has this knowledge. In fact, some have been so used to idolatry up until now that when they eat food offered to an idol, their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

Eat everything that is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience’ sake,

Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we seek to persuade people. We are completely open before God, and I hope we are completely open to your consciences as well.


Restore the joy of Your salvation to me, and give me a willing spirit. Then I will teach the rebellious Your ways, and sinners will return to You.


My brothers, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back, he should know that whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his life from death and cover a multitude of sins.












The next day we put in at Sidon, and Julius treated Paul kindly and allowed him to go to his friends to receive their care.

Now in the area around that place was an estate belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and entertained us hospitably for three days.


Simeon and Levi are brothers;
their knives are vicious weapons.

Do not give me over to the will of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
breathing violence.

A kind man benefits himself,
but a cruel man brings disaster on himself.


For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips,
let them be caught in their pride.
They utter curses and lies.


He loved cursing—let it fall on him;
he took no delight in blessing—let it be far from him.

for you know that many times you yourself have cursed others.




When Daniel learned that the document had been signed, he went into his house. The windows in its upper room opened toward Jerusalem, and three times a day he got down on his knees, prayed, and gave thanks to his God, just as he had done before.


Among them, from the descendants of Judah, were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

Then Daniel responded with tact and discretion to Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, who had gone out to execute the wise men of Babylon.

Then Daniel answered the king, “You may keep your gifts, and give your rewards to someone else; however, I will read the inscription for the king and make the interpretation known to him.

Then Daniel spoke with the king: “May the king live forever.

In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the books according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet that the number of years for the desolation of Jerusalem would be 70.

even if these three men—Noah, Daniel, and Job—were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Yes, you are wiser than Daniel;
no secret is hidden from you!


turn that one over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord.

Look, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome Day of the Lord comes.

as you have partially understood us—that we are your reason for pride, as you are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.




David then ordered Joab and all the people who were with him, “Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn over Abner.” And King David walked behind the funeral procession.

They took 40 days to complete this, for embalming takes that long, and the Egyptians mourned for him 70 days.

When the whole community saw that Aaron had passed away, the entire house of Israel mourned for him 30 days.

The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab 30 days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end.

They mourned, wept, and fasted until the evening for those who died by the sword—for Saul, his son Jonathan, the Lord’s people, and the house of Israel.


In those days she became sick and died. After washing her, they placed her in a room upstairs.

By pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she has prepared Me for burial.

The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him and let him go.”


In those days she became sick and died. After washing her, they placed her in a room upstairs.

By pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she has prepared Me for burial.

The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him and let him go.”


Deborah, a woman who was a prophetess and the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time.

Then Deborah said to Barak, “Move on, for this is the day the Lord has handed Sisera over to you. Hasn’t the Lord gone before you?” So Barak came down from Mount Tabor with 10,000 men following him.

On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang:



Who is the liar, if not the one who denies that Jesus is the Messiah? This one is the antichrist: the one who denies the Father and the Son.





Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant approached him and she said, "You were with Jesus the Galilean too." But he denied it in front of everyone: "I don't know what you're talking about!"





When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus all that they had done. He took them along and withdrew privately to a town called Bethsaida.

So they went away in the boat by themselves to a remote place,


When it was day, He went out and made His way to a deserted place. But the crowds were searching for Him. They came to Him and tried to keep Him from leaving them.

Then they answered, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go on a three-day trip into the wilderness so that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God, or else He may strike us with plague or sword.”



I am continually overcome
with longing for Your judgments.


I long for You in the night;
yes, my spirit within me diligently seeks You,
for when Your judgments are in the land,
the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.


You who are now hungry are blessed,
because you will be filled.
You who now weep are blessed,
because you will laugh.

All Judah rejoiced over the oath, for they had sworn it with all their mind. They had sought Him with all their heart, and He was found by them. So the Lord gave them rest on every side.

A Davidic psalm. When he was in the Wilderness of Judah.God, You are my God; I eagerly seek You.
I thirst for You;
my body faints for You
in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water.


I open my mouth and pant
because I long for Your commands.



Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Him and said, “Teacher, we want You to do something for us if we ask You.”

You open Your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.



How suddenly they become a desolation!
They come to an end, swept away by terrors.

For the company of the godless will have no children,
and fire will consume the tents of those who offer bribes.


Let those who say to me, “Aha, aha!”
be horrified because of their shame.

See, your house is left to you desolate.



Moses told this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their broken spirit and hard labor.

You will be driven mad by what you see.


Then I thought: My future is lost,
as well as my hope from the Lord.

Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Look how they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished; we are cut off.’

For many days neither sun nor stars appeared, and the severe storm kept raging. Finally all hope that we would be saved was disappearing.



So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one as intelligent and wise as you are.


so that you may maintain discretion
and your lips safeguard knowledge.

When Jesus saw that he answered intelligently, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And no one dared to question Him any longer.


Is there no balm in Gilead?
Is there no physician there?
So why has the healing of my dear people
not come about?

Why do you want more beatings?
Why do you keep on rebelling?
The whole head is hurt,
and the whole heart is sick.


For her wound is incurable
and has reached even Judah;
it has approached the gate of my people,
as far as Jerusalem.

When Jesus heard this, He told them, “Those who are well don’t need a doctor, but the sick do need one. I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.”



But Jesus has now obtained a superior ministry, and to that degree He is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been legally enacted on better promises.

Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God (the heavenly Jerusalem), to myriads of angels in festive gathering,

Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves to be purified with better sacrifices than these.

This expression, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what is not shaken might remain.

since God had provided something better for us, so that they would not be made perfect without us.


Hezekiah was pleased with them, and showed them his treasure house—the silver, the gold, the spices, and the precious oil—and all his armory, and everything that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his palace and in all his realm that Hezekiah did not show them.

He displayed the glorious wealth of his kingdom and the magnificent splendor of his greatness for a total of 180 days.

Then Haman described for them his glorious wealth and his many sons. He told them all how the king had honored him and promoted him in rank over the other officials and the royal staff.

“Beware of the scribes, who want to go around in long robes and who love greetings in the marketplaces, the front seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at banquets.

So the next day, Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp and entered the auditorium with the commanders and prominent men of the city. When Festus gave the command, Paul was brought in.




These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another; make true and sound decisions within your gates.

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you except to fear the Lord your God by walking in all His ways, to love Him, and to worship the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul?



He said:“Listen to what I say:
If there is a prophet among you from the Lord,
I make Myself known to him in a vision;
I speak with him in a dream.

The prophet who has only a dream should recount the dream, but the one who has My word should speak My word truthfully, for what is straw compared to grain?”—this is the Lord’s declaration.

After this
I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity;
then your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
your old men will have dreams,
and your young men will see visions.


For many dreams bring futility, so do many words. Therefore, fear God.

then You frighten me with dreams,
and terrify me with visions,


Then Belshazzar gave an order, and they clothed Daniel in purple, placed a gold chain around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.


Then Rebekah took the best clothes of her older son Esau, which were in the house, and had her younger son Jacob wear them.

Daughters of Israel, weep for Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet, with luxurious things,
who decked your garments with gold ornaments.

He also said in His teaching, “Beware of the scribes, who want to go around in long robes, and who want greetings in the marketplaces,

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they led him to the room upstairs. And all the widows approached him, weeping and showing him the robes and clothes that Dorcas had made while she was with them.

If you look with favor on the man wearing the fine clothes and say, “Sit here in a good place,” and yet you say to the poor man, “Stand over there,” or, “Sit here on the floor by my footstool,”


Anyone who does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a fair judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.


Keep the king’s command because of your oath made before God.

“But, so we won’t offend them, go to the sea, cast in a fishhook, and take the first fish that you catch. When you open its mouth you’ll find a coin. Take it and give it to them for Me and you.”



Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,