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Eli told her, "How long will you stay drunk? Put away your wine!"

It is reported among the nations and Gashmu confirms this that you and the Jews are planning a revolt, and that you're rebuilding the wall in order to declare yourself king. According to these reports, you also have appointed prophets to proclaim about you in Jerusalem, "There is a king in Judah!" Since these words are being reported to the king, come and let's meet together.

However, stretch out your hand and strike his bones and flesh, and he'll curse you to your face, won't he?"

"After all, you've taken collateral from your relatives for no reason; you stripped the naked of their clothing.

He was in the Gate of Benjamin, and chief officer Irijah, Shelemiah's son and the grandson of Hananiah, was there. He arrested Jeremiah the prophet, accusing him: "You are going over to the Chaldeans!"


While Jesus was being accused by the high priests and elders, he made no reply.

The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Jesus closely to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, in order to find a way of accusing him of doing something wrong.



For they run toward evil; these enticers shed blood without hesitation.

For they cannot sleep unless they are doing evil, and they are robbed of their sleep unless they cause someone to stumble.


Their feet rush to evil, and they are quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; ruin, destruction, and violence are in their paths.

"Woe to those who are crafting iniquity, planning evil well into the night! When morning's light comes, they carry out their plans because they have the power to do so.




He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and wrapped himself in fury like a cloak.







Both the men and women came all whose hearts prompted them and brought brooches, earrings, rings, pendants, and all kinds of gold jewelry. Every person presented a wave offering of gold to the LORD.

We've brought offerings to the LORD from whatever each man found jewel-encrusted gold, anklets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings, and necklaces to make atonement for ourselves in the LORD's presence."


Then the servant brought out some silver and gold items, along with some clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave gifts to her brother and to her mother.

Each woman is to ask her neighbor or any foreign woman in her house for articles of gold and for clothing, and use them to clothe your sons and daughters. You will plunder the Egyptians."




The adulterer watches for twilight, saying, "No eye is watching me' while he veils his face.

"You have heard that it was said, "You are not to commit adultery.'


So while her husband is living, she will be called an adulterer if she lives with another man. But if her husband dies, she is free from this Law, so that she is not an adulterer if she marries another man.




In all their distress he wasn't distressed, but the angel of his presence saved them; in his acts of love and in his acts of pity he redeemed them; he carried them and lifted them up all the days of old.


The LORD said, "I have certainly seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and I have heard their cry caused by their slave masters. I really do understand their pain,



Though trouble and anguish overwhelm me, your commands remain my delight.



Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant and farm a vineyard.

Judah and all its towns will live together in the land, along with farmers and those who follow the flock.

I'll smash the shepherd and his flock with you. I'll smash the farmer and his team of oxen with you. I'll smash governors and officials with you.

Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of the Heavenly Armies, the Lord, says: "There will be dirges in all of the streets; and in all of the highways they will cry out in anguish. They will call the farmer to mourning and those who lament to grieve.

"He will say, "I am no mere prophet. A servant of mankind am I, because a man dedicated to this have I been from my youth.'

"Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a wall around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went abroad.

At the right time, he sent a servant to the farmers to collect from them a share of the produce from the vineyard.

He will come and destroy those farmers and give the vineyard to others." Those who heard him said, "That must never happen!"




Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant and farm a vineyard.



Isaac received a 100-fold return on what he planted that year in the land he received, because the LORD blessed him.

For six years you may plant your fields, and for six years you may prune your vineyard and gather its produce.

Elijah left there and located Shaphat's son Elisha, who was plowing, along with a total of twelve pairs of oxen. (He was plowing with the twelfth pair.) As Elijah passed by, he tossed his cloak at Elisha.

a messenger approached Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the female donkeys were grazing nearby



He also built watchtowers in the wilderness and had many cisterns hewed out, since he also possessed large herds, both in the Shephelah and in the midland plains. He had many farmers and vinedressers throughout the hills and fertile lands because he loved farming.


Chelub's son Ezri supervised the field workers who tilled the soil.


Elijah left there and located Shaphat's son Elisha, who was plowing, along with a total of twelve pairs of oxen. (He was plowing with the twelfth pair.) As Elijah passed by, he tossed his cloak at Elisha.


Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant and farm a vineyard.




Then he told them a parable. He said, "The land of a certain rich man produced good crops.


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

Elijah the foreigner, who was an alien resident from Gilead, told Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel lives, in whose presence I'm standing, there will be neither dew nor rain these next several years, except when I say so."

Ahab had instructed Obadiah, "Go throughout the land to all of the water springs and to all of the valleys. Maybe we'll find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive. Also, maybe we won't have to kill some of our cattle."

Ahab complained to Jezebel about everything that Elijah had done, especially the part about him killing all the prophets of Baal with a sword.

Then he sent envoys to visit King Ahab of Israel and told him, "This is what Ben-hadad says:

It can be truly said that no one else sold himself to practice what the LORD considered to be evil quite like the way Ahab did, because his wife Jezebel incited him.

The king of Israel asked his servants, "Were you aware that Ramoth-gilead belongs to us, but we aren't doing anything to remove it from the control of the king of Aram?"

Later, he found another man and told him, "Please strike me!" So the man struck him and wounded him.

Meanwhile, Ahab had 70 sons who lived in Samaria. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria to the rulers of Jezreel, the elders, and the guardians of Ahab's children. He told them,

Keep this in mind not a single statement by the LORD will fail to come about that he spoke concerning Ahab's dynasty, because the LORD has accomplished what he predicted by his servant Elijah."



But if you do go, strengthen yourself for war. Do you think God will throw you down before the enemy, since God has the power both to help or to overthrow?"

By his power he disturbs the sea; and with his skill he shatters the sea monster.

God spoke once, but I heard it twice, "Power belongs to God."


More than the sound of surging waters the majestic waves of the sea the LORD on high is majestic.

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.

Now to the one who is able to strengthen you with my gospel and the message that I preach about Jesus, the Messiah, by revealing the secret that was kept hidden from long ago

to the only wise God, through Jesus the Messiah, be glory forever! Amen.


While Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers Simon (also called Peter) and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, because they were fishermen.

After they left the synagogue, they went directly to the house of Simon and Andrew, along with James and John.

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives facing the Temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew were asking him privately,

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

One of his disciples, Andrew, who was Simon Peter's brother, told him,

Philip went and told Andrew, and Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.

When they came into the city, these men went to the upstairs room where they had been staying: Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James.


David told Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd for his father. When a lion or bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

Then Samson went down in the direction of Timnah with his father and mother and arrived as far as the vineyards of Timnah. And surprise! a young lion came roaring at him!

Not long after the man of God had left, a lion met him along the road and killed him. His body was left lying in the middle of the road with the donkey standing beside it and with the lion also standing next to the body.

The king got up at dawn and went quickly to the lions' pit.


Meanwhile, a Jew named Apollos arrived in Ephesus. He was a native of Alexandria, an eloquent man, and well versed in the Scriptures.

It was while Apollos was in Corinth that Paul passed through the inland districts and came to Ephesus. He found a few disciples there

This is what I mean: Each of you is saying, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to the Messiah."

For when one person says, "I follow Paul," and another person says, "I follow Apollos," you're following your own human nature, aren't you?

Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brothers, but he was not inclined to do so just now. However, he will visit you when the time is right.

Do all you can to send Zenas the expert in the Law and Apollos on their way, and see that they have everything they need.


Now throughout all of Israel no one was as handsome as Absalom or so highly praised, from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there wasn't a single thing wrong about him.

he had a son named Saul, who was a choice and handsome young man. There was no one among the Israelis as handsome as he, and he was a head taller than any of the other people.

When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab, and said, "Surely he's the LORD's anointed."

Seeing in the distance a fig tree covered with leaves, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing except leaves because it wasn't the season for figs.


and because they had the same trade he stayed with them. They worked together because they were tentmakers by trade.

He called a meeting of these men and others who were engaged in similar trades and said, "Men, you well know that we get a good income from this business.

The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters will never be heard within you again. No artisan of any trade will ever be found within you again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard within you again.


John had clothing made of camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist. His diet consisted of grasshoppers and wild honey.





God fashioned two great lights the larger light to shine during the day and the smaller light to shine during the night as well as stars.

from the choicest products of the sun, the rich fruit of the harvest moon,

So the sun remained still and the moon stood in place until the nation settled their score with their enemies. This is recorded, is it not, in the book of Jashar? The sun stood in place in the middle of the sky and seemed not to be in a hurry to set for nearly an entire day.


Then the moon will be embarrassed and the sun ashamed, for the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem; and in the presence of its elders there will be glory."

The sun will be given over to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and terrifying Day of the LORD.


Who is a liar but the person who denies that Jesus is the Messiah? The person who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist.



An oracle that came to me about the transgressions of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes.

so that I don't become overfed and deny you by saying, "Who is the LORD?" or so that I don't become poor and steal, and then misuse the name of my God.

"They have lied about the LORD by saying, "He wouldn't do that! Disaster won't come on us. We won't see sword and famine.



But if you do go, strengthen yourself for war. Do you think God will throw you down before the enemy, since God has the power both to help or to overthrow?"

By his power he disturbs the sea; and with his skill he shatters the sea monster.

God spoke once, but I heard it twice, "Power belongs to God."


More than the sound of surging waters the majestic waves of the sea the LORD on high is majestic.

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.

Now to the one who is able to strengthen you with my gospel and the message that I preach about Jesus, the Messiah, by revealing the secret that was kept hidden from long ago

to the only wise God, through Jesus the Messiah, be glory forever! Amen.


Now Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, along with his whole family. Many Corinthians who heard Paul also believed and were baptized.



Nevertheless, a few men from Asher, Manasseh, and Zebulun humbled themselves and traveled to Jerusalem.

When all the people saw what had happened, they fell flat on their faces and cried out "The LORD is God! The LORD is God!"

Now while Ezra was praying and confessing in tears, having prostrated himself to the ground before the Temple of God, a very large crowd of Israelis men, women, and children gathered around him. Indeed, the people were crying bitterly.

The crowds kept asking him, "What, then, should we do?"

Now many of the Samaritans of that town believed in Jesus because the woman had testified, "He told me everything I've ever done."

The crowds, hearing his message and seeing the signs that he was doing, paid close attention to what was said by Philip.

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

When the gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord. Meanwhile, all who had been destined to eternal life believed,

Many who became believers kept coming to confess and talk about what they had been doing.


Bring a prepared speech with you as you return to the LORD. Say to him: "Take away all our iniquity, and accept what is good. Then we will present the fruit of our lips.

then the lame will leap like deer, and the tongues of speechless people will sing for joy. Yes, waters will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will run through the desert;


After two days, he will restore us to life, on the third day he will raise us up, and we will live in his presence.


Now Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, along with his whole family. Many Corinthians who heard Paul also believed and were baptized.



Nevertheless, a few men from Asher, Manasseh, and Zebulun humbled themselves and traveled to Jerusalem.

When all the people saw what had happened, they fell flat on their faces and cried out "The LORD is God! The LORD is God!"

Now while Ezra was praying and confessing in tears, having prostrated himself to the ground before the Temple of God, a very large crowd of Israelis men, women, and children gathered around him. Indeed, the people were crying bitterly.

The crowds kept asking him, "What, then, should we do?"

Now many of the Samaritans of that town believed in Jesus because the woman had testified, "He told me everything I've ever done."

The crowds, hearing his message and seeing the signs that he was doing, paid close attention to what was said by Philip.

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

When the gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord. Meanwhile, all who had been destined to eternal life believed,

Many who became believers kept coming to confess and talk about what they had been doing.


His kingdom began in the region of Shinar with the cities of Babylon, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh.

The Chaldeans also broke into pieces and carried back to Babylon the bronze pillars that stood in the LORD's Temple, along with the stands and the bronze sea that used to be in the LORD's Temple.

you will lift up this song of mockery against the king of Babylon: "How the oppressor has come to an end! How the attacker has ceased!

Suddenly, Babylon fell down and was shattered. Wail for her! Bring balm for her wound, perhaps she will be healed.

About a year later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon,

Your sister church in Babylon, chosen along with you, sends you greetings, as does Mark, whom I regard as a son.


When Balak heard that Balaam had arrived, he went out to meet him in the city of Moab on the border of Arnon at the extreme end of his territory.

The next morning, Balaam got up, saddled his donkey, and started to leave, accompanied by the Moabite officials.

At that time, Zippor's son Balak was the king of Moab. He sent messengers to Beor's son Balaam in Pethor, near the Euphrates River, the land where the descendants of his people originated, to summon his aid. He said, "Look! A group of people have escaped from Egypt. They cover the surface of the whole earth, and are sitting here right in front of me.

But God told Balaam, "Don't go with them. Don't curse the people, because they're blessed."

They executed the five kings of Midian, including Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba. They also executed Beor's son Balaam with a sword.

"Look! These women were the same ones who were counseled by Balaam to cause the Israelis to commit a grievous sin against the LORD at Peor. As a result, that plague infected the LORD's community.

"My people, recall how king Balak of Moab deliberated, and how Beor's son Balaam counseled him from Shittim to Gilgal, so that you may know the righteousness of the LORD."



He raises the poor up from the dust, he lifts up the needy from the trash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. Indeed the pillars of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has set the world on them.


May his children roam around begging, seeking food while driven far from their ruined homes.




All the living creatures of the earth will be filled with fear and terror of you from now on, including all the creatures that fly in the sky, everything that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the ocean. They've been assigned to live under your dominion.

"You may eat all clean birds.

"When you encounter a bird's nest along the road, whether in a tree or on the ground, and the mother bird is sitting on its chicks or eggs, don't take the mother along with its young.

Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures soar above the earth throughout the sky!"

"These are detestable things for you among winged creatures that you are not to eat, because they are detestable for you: the eagle, vulture, osprey,

birds in the sky, fish in the sea whatever moves through the currents of the oceans.

so that wherever people, wild animals, or birds of the sky live, he has placed them under your control, giving you dominion over them all you're that head of gold.





Those ministers who serve well gain an excellent reputation for themselves and will have great assurance by their faith in the Messiah Jesus.

This is how love has been perfected among us: we will have confidence on the day of judgment because, during our time in this world, we are just like him.


But the king of Assyria uncovered a conspiracy involving Hoshea, who had sent envoys to King So of Egypt and stopped offering tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done annually. As a result, the king of Assyria placed him under arrest and sent him to prison.

Then the Philistines grabbed him, gouged out his eyes, brought him down to Gaza, tied him up in bronze chains, and made him grind grain in their prison.

that he locked them up in the prison dungeon operated by the captain of the guard, the very place where Joseph was imprisoned.

Then they confined him until it could be declared what should be done to him.

But this is a people who have been robbed and plundered, all of them trapped in pits or hidden away in prisons. They have become prey, with no one to rescue them; they have been made loot, with no one to say, "Send them back!'

He blinded Zedekiah and bound him in bronze shackles. Then the king of Babylon took him to Babylon and put him in prison until he died.

Suddenly, there was an earthquake so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken. All the doors immediately flew open, and everyone's chains were unfastened.


Later on, a man arrived from Baal-shalishah, bringing the man of God some bread as a first fruit offering. He had 20 loaves of barley and ripe ears of corn in his sack. So Elisha said, "Give them to the people so they can eat."


Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a container of wine, and one kid, and sent them to Saul along with his son David.


I'll bring some food for you, and after that you may continue your journey, since you have come to visit your servant." So they replied, "Okay! Do what you've proposed."

Crows would bring him bread and meat both in the morning and in the evening, and he would drink from the brook.


"There isn't a person among you who would give his son a stone if he asked for bread, is there?











By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did, and by faith he was declared to be righteous, since God himself accepted his offerings. And by faith he continues to speak, even though he is dead.

Do not be like Cain, who was from the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because what he was doing was evil and his brother's actions were righteous.


11How terrible it will be for them! For they lived like Cain did , rushed headlong into Balaam's error to make a profit, and destroyed themselves, as happened in Korah's rebellion.

After this, Cain left the presence of the LORD and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.



Who is a liar but the person who denies that Jesus is the Messiah? The person who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist.





Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard when a servant girl came up to him and said, "You, too, were with Jesus the Galilean." But he denied it in front of them all. "I don't know what you're talking about!" he exclaimed.




Now lifted up by God to heaven, a name above all others given, this matchless name possessing. And so, when Jesus' name is called, the knees of everyone should fall, wherever they're residing. Then every tongue in one accord, will say that Jesus the Messiah is Lord, while God the Father praising.



and became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is better than theirs.

Listen! You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus.

His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many royal crowns. He has a name written on him that nobody knows except himself.


Then he poured some water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to dry them with the towel that was tied around his waist.


















But there are some among you who don't believe..." - because Jesus knew from the beginning those who weren't believing, as well as the one who would betray him.


Then Jesus, knowing everything that was going to happen, went forward and asked them, "Who are you looking for?"




But there are some among you who don't believe..." - because Jesus knew from the beginning those who weren't believing, as well as the one who would betray him.


Then Jesus, knowing everything that was going to happen, went forward and asked them, "Who are you looking for?"










this is the one who will live on the heights; his refuge will be a mountain fortress. His food will be supplied, and his water will be guaranteed.




therefore this is what the LORD God says: "Look! I am laying a foundation stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation: Whoever believes firmly will not act hastily.

"Therefore, everyone who listens to these messages of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock.



"O afflicted one, passed back and forth, and not comforted, Look! I am about to set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.

By doing this they store up a treasure for themselves that is a good foundation for the future, so that they can keep their hold on the life that is real.



LORD, my God, I seek refuge in you. Deliver me from those who persecute me! Rescue me!



Though my persecutors and adversaries are numerous, I do not turn aside from your decrees.

Though nobles persecute me for no reason, my heart stands in awe of your words.

For those who oppose me are pursuing my life, crushing me to the ground, making me sit in darkness like those who died long ago.

You are aware LORD, remember me, pay attention to me, and vindicate me in front of those who pursue me. You are patient don't take me away. Know that I suffer insult because of you!

Our pursuers breathe down our necks; we are weary, but there is no rest for us.








I know that when I'm gone, savage wolves will come among you and not spare the flock.


The LORD their God will save them at that time as his very own flock of people, because they are his crown jewels, exalted throughout his land.



I know that when I'm gone, savage wolves will come among you and not spare the flock.


The LORD their God will save them at that time as his very own flock of people, because they are his crown jewels, exalted throughout his land.



Then some men came down from Judea and started to teach the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the Law of Moses, you can't be saved."

Here is my covenant that you are to observe, between me and you and your descendants: Every male among you is to be circumcised.

Any uncircumcised male who does not have the foreskin of his flesh circumcised on the eighth day after his birth is to be eliminated from his people because he has broken my covenant."

So Joshua made some flint knives and circumcised the Israelis at Gibeath-haaraloth.

Paul wanted this man to go with him, so he took him and had him circumcised because of the Jews who lived in that region, since everyone knew that Timothy's father was a Greek.

Was anyone circumcised when he was called? He should not try to change that. Was anyone uncircumcised when he was called? He should not get circumcised.

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

Listen! I, Paul, am telling you that if you allow yourselves to be circumcised, the Messiah will be of no benefit to you.

These people who want to impress others by their external appearance are trying to force you to be circumcised, simply to avoid being persecuted for the cross of the Messiah.



At that time, Jehoahaz's son Jehoash recaptured from Hazael's son Ben-hadad the cities that Hazael had captured through warfare from the control of Jehoahaz, Jehoash's father. Joash defeated and recovered cities of Israel from Ben-hadad three times.

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.

Perhaps there are 50 righteous ones within the city. Will you actually destroy it and not forgive the place for the sake of the 50 righteous that are found there?

Joseph collected the surplus food throughout the land of Egypt, storing food in cities; that is, he gathered the food from fields that surrounded every city and stored it there.

"When the LORD your God brings you to the land that he promised to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, he will give you large and beautiful cities that you didn't build,


I will uproot your cultic gods from you, and I will tear down your cities.


Whoever refuses to practice the law of your God and the law of the king is to see judgment executed quickly, whether to death, banishment, confiscation of goods, or imprisonment.


I advise doing what the king says, especially regarding an oath to God.

So Jesus told him, "In that case, the subjects are exempt. However, so that we don't offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, open its mouth, and you will find a coin. Take it and give it to them for me and you."




For the Lord's sake submit yourselves to every human authority: whether to the king as supreme, or to governors who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.


Whoever refuses to practice the law of your God and the law of the king is to see judgment executed quickly, whether to death, banishment, confiscation of goods, or imprisonment.


I advise doing what the king says, especially regarding an oath to God.

So Jesus told him, "In that case, the subjects are exempt. However, so that we don't offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, open its mouth, and you will find a coin. Take it and give it to them for me and you."




For the Lord's sake submit yourselves to every human authority: whether to the king as supreme, or to governors who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.


Nation battled nation, and city fought city, because God was afflicting them all with every kind of distress.

Do this now, so your heart does not grow faint, and so you don't become frightened because of the rumors that are heard in the land a rumor comes one year and then after it another rumor comes the next year about violence in the land and one ruler against another ruler.

But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, stop being alarmed. These things must take place, but the end hasn't come yet,

Then he went on to say to them, "Nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines, and plagues in various places, and there will be fearful events and awful signs from heaven."


Then Belshazzar gave orders to clothe Daniel in purple, to place a chain of gold around his neck, and to proclaim him the third highest ruler of the kingdom.

John had clothing made of camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist. His diet consisted of grasshoppers and wild honey.


Then Rebekah took some garments that belonged to her elder son Esau the best ones available and put them on her younger son Jacob.

Daughters of Israel, weep over Saul! He clothed you in scarlet luxury and decorated your garments with gold.

As he taught, he said, "Beware of the scribes! They like to walk around in long robes, to be greeted in the marketplaces,

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him upstairs. All the widows gathered around Peter, crying and showing him all the shirts and coats Dorcas had made while she was still with them.

If you give special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, "Please take this seat," but you say to the poor man, "Stand over there" or "Sit on the floor at my feet,"


Then I will not be ashamed, since my eyes will be fixed on all of your commands.



Let these words that I'm commanding you today be always on your heart.

"Keep all the commands that I'm giving you today, so you can be strong enough to enter and possess the land that you are crossing over to inherit

But he answered them, "Why do you also disregard the commandment of God because of your tradition?



If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you gather it may not bring judgment on you. And when I come I will give instructions concerning the other matters.


Consequently, just as one offense resulted in condemnation for everyone, so one act of righteousness results in justification and life for everyone.


For you know that a person like this is corrupt and keeps on sinning, being self-condemned.

Above all, brothers, do not swear oaths by heaven, by earth, or by any other object. Instead, let your "Yes" mean yes and your "No" mean no! Otherwise, you may fall under condemnation.


"If the whole congregation of Israel goes astray, and if the sin is hidden from the eyes of the assembly, and if they go astray from one of the LORD's commands that should not be violated, then they will stand guilty.

"Take the one who cursed outside the camp. Everyone who heard him is to lay their hands on his head. Then the entire congregation is to stone him to death.

When anything is done without the knowledge of the congregation, the entire community is to offer one young bull for a burnt offering, a pleasing aroma to the LORD, along with its meal and drink offerings offered according to procedure, and one male goat for a sin offering.

"No man whose testicles have been crushed or whose penis has been cut off may participate in the assembly of the LORD.




Paul looked straight at the Council and said, "Brothers, with a clear conscience I have done my duty before God up to this very day."

They show that what the Law requires is written in their hearts, a fact to which their own consciences testify, and their thoughts will either accuse or excuse them

But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for it is not without reason that they bear the sword. Indeed, they are God's servants to administer punishment to anyone who does wrong. Therefore, it is necessary for you to be acquiescent to the authorities, not only for the sake of God's punishment, but also for the sake of your own conscience.

But not everyone has this knowledge. Some people are so accustomed to idolatry that when they eat food that has been offered to an idol, their conscience becomes contaminated because it is weak.

Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without raising any question about it on the grounds of conscience,

Therefore, since we know what it means to fear the Lord, we try to persuade people. We ourselves are perfectly known to God. I hope we are also really known to your consciences.


Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and let a willing attitude control me. Then I will teach transgressors about your ways, and sinners will turn to you.


My brothers, if one of you wanders away from the truth and somebody brings him back, you may be sure that whoever brings a sinner back from his wrong path will save his soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.












The next day, we arrived at Sidon, and Julius treated Paul kindly allowing him to visit his friends there and to receive any care he needed.

The governor of the island, whose name was Publius, owned estates in that part of the island. He welcomed us and entertained us with great hospitality for three days.


"Simeon and Levi are brothers; their swords are violent weapons.

Do not hand me over to the desires of my enemies; for false witnesses have risen up against me; even the one who breathes out violence.

A gracious man benefits himself, but the cruel person damages himself.


The sin of their mouth is the word on their lips. They will be caught in their own conceit; for they speak curses and lies.


He loved to curse may his curses return upon him! He took no delight in blessing others so may blessings be far from him.

since you also know how often you have cursed others.

Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.



When Daniel learned that the written document had been signed, he went to an upstairs room in his house that had windows opened facing Jerusalem. Three times a day he would kneel down, pray, and give thanks to his God, just as he had previously done.


Included among the people of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

Daniel responded with wisdom and discretion to Arioch, the king's executioner, who had gone out to execute the advisors of Babylon.

At this, Daniel answered, speaking directly to the king, "Let your gifts and rewards be given to someone else. However, I'll read the writing for the king and tell him its meaning.

Daniel replied to the king, "May your majesty live forever!

in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, noted in the Scripture the total years that were assigned by the message from the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem: 70 years.

Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job lived in that land, they would only save their own lives on account of their righteousness," declares the Lord GOD.

Look! You're wiser than Daniel, aren't you? No secret is too mysterious for you!


turn this man over to Satan for the destruction of his body, so that his spirit may be saved on the Day of the Lord.

"Pay attention! I'm sending Elijah the prophet to you before the great and dreadful Day of the LORD comes,

just as you have already understood us partially, so that on the Day of our Lord Jesus we can be your reason to boast, even as you are ours.




David ordered Joab and all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn for Abner." King David walked behind the funeral procession,

It took 40 days to complete the process, the normal period required for embalming. Meanwhile, the Egyptians mourned for him for 70 days.

When the entire community saw that Aaron had died, they mourned in memory of Aaron for 30 days.

The Israelis mourned for Moses at the desert plain of Moab for 30 days, after which the period of mourning for Moses was completed.

They mourned and wept, and then decided to fast until dusk for Saul, for his son Jonathan, for the army of the LORD, and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen in battle.


At that time, she got sick and died. After they had washed her, they laid her in an upstairs room.

When she poured this perfume on my body, she was preparing me for burial.

The man who had died came out, his hands and feet tied with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a handkerchief. Jesus told them, "Untie him, and let him go."


At that time, she got sick and died. After they had washed her, they laid her in an upstairs room.

When she poured this perfume on my body, she was preparing me for burial.

The man who had died came out, his hands and feet tied with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a handkerchief. Jesus told them, "Untie him, and let him go."


Deborah, a woman, prophet, and wife of Lappidoth, was herself judging Israel during that time.

"Get going!" Deborah told Barak. "Because today's the day when the LORD has dropped Sisera into your hands! Look! The LORD has already gone out ahead of you!" So Barak left Mount Tabor, followed by 10,000 men,

Later that day, Deborah and Abinoam's son Barak celebrated by singing this song:



Who is a liar but the person who denies that Jesus is the Messiah? The person who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist.





Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard when a servant girl came up to him and said, "You, too, were with Jesus the Galilean." But he denied it in front of them all. "I don't know what you're talking about!" he exclaimed.





The apostles came back and told Jesus everything they had done. Then he took them away with him privately to a city called Bethsaida.

So they went away in a boat to a deserted place by themselves.


At daybreak he left and went to a deserted place, while the crowds kept looking for him. When they came to him, they tried to keep him from leaving them.

Then they said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go a three-day journey into the desert to offer sacrifices to the LORD our God so he does not strike us with pestilence or sword."



My soul is consumed with longing for your decrees at all times.


My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me searches for you. For when your judgments come upon the earth, the world's inhabitants learn righteousness.


How blessed are you who are hungry now, because you will be satisfied! How blessed are you who are crying now, because you will laugh!

Everybody in Judah was very glad to make their oath, because they had made their vow with all their heart and had sought him with all of their might, and they found him! The LORD also gave them rest in their surrounding lands.



I open my mouth and pant as I long for your commands.



James and John, the sons of Zebedee, went to Jesus and told him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask you."

You open your hand and keep on satisfying the desire of every living thing.



How desolate they quickly become, completely destroyed by calamities.

For the company of the godless is desolation, and fire consumes the tents of those who bribe.


Let shame be the reward for those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!"

Look! Your house is left abandoned!



Then Moses reported this to the Israelis, but they did not listen to Moses due to their irritation and impatience because there was no deliverance and because of the cruel bondage.

until you are driven insane from what your eyes will see.



"These bones represent the entire house of Israel," the LORD explained to me. "Look how they keep saying, "Our bones are dried up, and our future is lost. We've been completely eliminated!'

For a number of days neither the sun nor the stars were to be seen, and the storm continued to rage until at last all hope of our being saved vanished.


His God instructs him regarding the correct way, directing him how to plant.

Since God has revealed all of this to you," Pharaoh told Joseph, "there is no one so wise and discerning as you.


so you may carefully practice discretion and your lips preserve knowledge.

When Jesus saw how wisely the man answered, he told him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." After that, no one dared to ask him another question.


Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? So why is there no healing for my people?

"Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? Your whole head is sick, and your whole heart is faint.


For Samaria's injury is fatal, reaching all the way to Judah, extending even to the gate of my people to Jerusalem."

When Jesus heard that, he told them, "Healthy people don't need a physician, but sick ones do. I did not come to call righteous people, but sinners."




Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, to tens of thousands of angels joyfully gathered together,

Thus it was necessary for these earthly copies of the things in heaven to be cleansed by these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves are made clean with better sacrifices than these.

The expression "once more" signifies the removal of what can be shaken, that is, what he has made, so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

since God had planned something better for us, so that they would not be perfected without us.


Hezekiah was delighted with them, and showed them everything in his treasure-houses the silver, the gold, the spices, the precious oils, his entire armory, and everything found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his palace or in all his kingdom that Hezekiah did not show them.

He displayed the enormous wealth of his kingdom, along with its splendid beauty and greatness for many days for 180 days in all.

Then Haman told them about his splendid wealth, the number of his sons, all the ways the king had honored him, and that he had promoted him above all the other officials and ministers of the king.

"Beware of the scribes! They like to walk around in long robes and love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.

The next day, Agrippa and Bernice arrived with much fanfare and went into the auditorium along with the tribunes and the leading men of the city. At the command of Festus, Paul was brought in.


"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Administer true justice, and show gracious love and mercy toward each other.


Here's what you must do: tell the truth to your neighbors, administer true and peaceful justice in your courtrooms,




Then he told the two of them: "Pay attention to what I have to say! When there is a prophet among you, won't I, the LORD, reveal myself to him in a vision? Won't I speak with him in a dream?

Let the prophet who has a dream relate the dream, but let whoever receives my message speak my message truthfully. What does straw have in common with wheat?" declares the LORD.

"Then it will come about at a later time that I will pour out my Spirit on every person. Your sons and your daughters will prophesy. Your elderly people will dream dreams, and your young people will see visions.


In spite of many daydreams, pointless actions, and empty words, it is more important to fear God.

But then you scared me with dreams; you terrified me with visions.


Then Belshazzar gave orders to clothe Daniel in purple, to place a chain of gold around his neck, and to proclaim him the third highest ruler of the kingdom.

John had clothing made of camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist. His diet consisted of grasshoppers and wild honey.


Then Rebekah took some garments that belonged to her elder son Esau the best ones available and put them on her younger son Jacob.

Daughters of Israel, weep over Saul! He clothed you in scarlet luxury and decorated your garments with gold.

As he taught, he said, "Beware of the scribes! They like to walk around in long robes, to be greeted in the marketplaces,

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him upstairs. All the widows gathered around Peter, crying and showing him all the shirts and coats Dorcas had made while she was still with them.

If you give special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, "Please take this seat," but you say to the poor man, "Stand over there" or "Sit on the floor at my feet,"


Whoever refuses to practice the law of your God and the law of the king is to see judgment executed quickly, whether to death, banishment, confiscation of goods, or imprisonment.


I advise doing what the king says, especially regarding an oath to God.

So Jesus told him, "In that case, the subjects are exempt. However, so that we don't offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, open its mouth, and you will find a coin. Take it and give it to them for me and you."




For the Lord's sake submit yourselves to every human authority: whether to the king as supreme, or to governors who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.


He died at a good old age, having lived a full life, replete with riches and honor, and with his son Solomon reigning in his place.

I'm determined to reward you generously, and I'll do everything you tell me to do. So come right away and curse this people for me.'"

Therefore the LORD secured Jehoshaphat's kingdom under his control, with all of Judah paying him tribute, and Jehoshaphat became very wealthy and greatly respected.

Hezekiah received immense wealth and honor. He built treasuries for himself to store silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields, and all sorts of valuable items,


A sword against her horses, against her chariots, and against all the foreign troops in her midst. They'll become women. A sword against her treasures. They'll be plundered.

At that time, the Egyptians will be like women they will shudder and be afraid before the uplifted hand of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, when he brandishes his hand against her.

The warriors of Babylon have stopped fighting. They stay in their strongholds; their strength is dried up; they have become like women. Her buildings are set on fire; the bars of her gates are broken.

Look at your people they are women! Your borders stand wide open to your enemies, while fire consumes the bars of your gates."


All at once some people brought him a paralyzed man lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he told the paralyzed man, "Be courageous, son! Your sins are forgiven."

But he told them, "Stop being astonished! You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised. He is not here. Look at the place where they laid him.

But Jesus came up to them and touched them, saying, "Get up, and stop being afraid."

That night the Lord stood near Paul and said, "Have courage! For just as you have testified about me in Jerusalem, you must testify in Rome, too."

Moses told the people, "Don't be afraid! Stand still and watch how the LORD will deliver you today, because you will never again see the Egyptians whom you're looking at today.

He appointed priests to their offices, encouraging them in their service at the LORD's Temple.





Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied about these people when he said, "Look! The Lord has come with countless thousands of his holy ones.

the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan,

After he fathered Methuselah, Enoch communed with God for 300 years and fathered other sons and daughters.

By faith Enoch was taken away without experiencing death. He could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he won approval as one who pleased God.

When Jared had lived 162 years, he fathered Enoch.


When Esau was 40 years old, he married Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite and Basemath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite.


Eventually, Isaac grew so old that he could not see. One day, he called his eldest son Esau. "My son," he called out to him.

The first son came out reddish his entire body was covered with hair so they named him Esau.

But Esau replied, "I already have so much, my brother, so keep what belongs to you."

Then Jacob gave Esau some of his food, along with some boiled stew. So Esau ate, drank, got up, and left, after having belittled his own birthright.

Just after Isaac had finished blessing Jacob and Jacob had left his father Isaac, Jacob's brother Esau returned from hunting,

This is a record of Esau's genealogy, that is, of Edom.







This is what the LORD says: "What did your ancestors find wrong with me that they left me, and pursued worthless things, and so they became worthless?

I'll do this in order to capture the hearts of Israel's house who have become alienated from me due to all of their idols."'"

But the descendants of Levi, who went far away from me when Israel abandoned me, who left me to follow their idols, are to bear the punishment of their iniquity.




Didn't Solomon, king of Israel, sin by doing these things, even though among many nations there was no king like him who was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel? Even so, foreign women caused him to sin.

Then his wife told him, "Do you remain firm in your integrity? Curse God and die!"

But when Herod's birthday celebration was held, the daughter of Herodias danced before the guests. She pleased Herod

had taken 100 prophets and had hidden them by fifties in a cave, providing them with food and water when Jezebel was trying to destroy the LORD's prophets.