"Look! You will call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that does not know you will run to you, because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you."
I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
True sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. A broken and chastened heart, God, you will not despise.
We did not expect that! They gave themselves to the Lord first and then to us, since this was God's will.
"The kingdom from heaven is like treasure hidden in a field that a man found and hid. In his excitement he went and sold everything he had and bought that field." "Again, the kingdom from heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he found a very valuable pearl, he went and sold everything he had and bought it."
Stop offering the parts of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness. Instead, offer yourselves to God as people who have been brought from death to life and the parts of your body as instruments of righteousness to God.
I am speaking in simple terms because of the frailty of your human nature. Just as you once offered the parts of your body as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater disobedience, so now, in the same way, you must offer the parts of your body as slaves to righteousness that leads to sanctification.
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him to life on the last day.
"In the same way, the last will be first, and the first will be last, because many are called, but few are chosen."
"Then he said, "The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will, to see the Righteous One, and to hear his own voice,
The children of your chosen sister greet you.
When you enter your countrymen's grain fields, you may pluck the grain with your hand, but don't put a sickle to his standing grain."
"If an ox gores a man or woman so that they die, the ox is certainly to be stoned and its flesh may not be eaten, but the owner of the ox is free from liability. But if the ox has gored previously, and its owner has been warned about it but didn't restrain it, and it kills a man or woman, the ox is to be stoned and its owner also is to be put to death. If a fine is imposed on him, he may pay all that was imposed on him as a ransom for his life. read more.
This same ordinance applies if it gores a son or daughter. "If the ox gores a male or female servant, the owner is to give 30 shekels of silver to the servant's master, and the ox is to be stoned. If a man opens a pit or digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or donkey falls into it, the owner of the pit is to make restitution. He is to pay money to its owner, and the dead animal will become his. "If a man's ox strikes his neighbor's ox and it dies, they are to sell the live ox and divide the money. They also are to divide the dead animal. But if it was known that the ox had gored previously, and its owner didn't restrain it, he shall certainly repay ox for ox, and the dead ox will become his."
"In every ownership dispute involving an ox, donkey, sheep, garment, or anything that is lost where a person says, "This is mine,' the case between the two of them is to come before the judges, and the one that the judges declare guilty is to repay double to his neighbor.
if he has found something that had been lost and then lied about it, or if he makes a false oath about any of these things, thus committing a sin with respect to these things. If that person has sinned and has been found guilty, then he is to return the stolen thing that he took or obtained by oppression, or the security that had been entrusted to him, or the lost thing that he had found,
"When you see the ox or sheep of your fellow countryman straying, don't go away and leave it. Instead, be sure to return it to him. If your fellow countryman doesn't live near you or you don't know who he is, bring the animal to your house and let it remain with you until he claims it. Then return it to him. Do the same for his donkey, his garment, and for anything lost that belongs to your fellow countryman. When you find it, you must not ignore it.
""You are not to desire your neighbor's wife nor crave your neighbor's house, his fields, his male and female servants, his ox, his donkey, nor anything that pertains to your neighbor.'"
"You are not to desire your neighbor's house, nor your neighbor's wife, his male or female servant, his ox, his donkey, nor anything else that pertains to your neighbor."
"If it's an animal from which they make an offering to the LORD, everything that he gives to the LORD from it will be holy. He is not to substitute it or exchange it the good with the bad or the bad with the good. If he ever makes an exchange of an animal for an animal, then it and what's being exchanged is holy. If any animal is unclean, which cannot be brought to the LORD as an offering, make the animal stand in the presence of the priest, read more.
then the priest will evaluate it as to whether it is good or bad. According to your that is, the priest's valuation, so it is to be. If a kinsman redeemer decides to redeem it, then he is to add a fifth to your valuation."
"No person is to consecrate the firstborn, because the firstborn of the animals already belongs to the LORD. Whether ox or goat, it belongs to the LORD. If it's an unclean animal, then he is to ransom it according to your valuation, adding a fifth to it. If it's not redeemed, then it is to be sold according to your valuation. However, any devoted thing that a person consecrates to the LORD from what he owns whether man, animals, or inherited fields is not to be sold or redeemed. Any devoted thing is most sacred. It belongs to the LORD. read more.
But anyone who is completely devoted from among human beings is not to be ransomed. He is certainly to be put to death. "Any tithes of the land from grain grown on the land or from fruit grown on the trees belong to the LORD. They are sacred to the LORD. But if a person wishes to redeem his tithe, he is to add a fifth to it. All the tithes from cattle and flocks that pass under the measuring rod are sacred to the LORD. He is not to examine it to see if it's good or bad or even exchange it. If he does exchange it, what has been exchanged as well as its substitute is sacred. It is not to be redeemed."
"When a man gives a donkey, ox, sheep, or any animal to his neighbor for safe keeping, and it dies or is injured or is driven away when no one is looking, the two of them are to take an oath in the LORD's presence that the accused has not taken his neighbor's property. Its owner is to accept this, and the neighbor is not to make restitution. But if it was actually stolen from him, the neighbor is to make restitution to its owner. read more.
If it was torn to pieces, let the neighbor bring the remains as evidence, and he is not to make restitution for what was torn apart. "When a man borrows an animal from his neighbor, and it's injured or dies while its owner was not with it, he is certainly to make restitution. If its owner was with it, he is not to make restitution. If it was hired, its fee covers the loss."
Don't be one of those who make promises to guarantee loans for debts. If you don't have the ability to pay, why should your very bed be taken from under you?
"When a man borrows an animal from his neighbor, and it's injured or dies while its owner was not with it, he is certainly to make restitution. If its owner was with it, he is not to make restitution. If it was hired, its fee covers the loss."
"Look, Hanamel, your cousin, is coming to you and will say, "Buy my field in Anathoth for yourself, because the right of redemption to buy it belongs to you."'
If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and children belong to her master, and he is to go out by himself.
Who are you to criticize someone else's servant? He stands or falls before his own Lord and stand he will, because the Lord makes him stand.
because by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."
The soul who sins dies. The son won't bear the punishment of his father's sin and the father won't bear the punishment of his son's sin. The righteous deeds of that righteous person will be attributed to him, while the wicked deeds of the wicked person will be charged against him.
"Fathers must not be put to death on account of their children's sin; nor shall children die on account of their fathers' sin. Each person is to be put to death for his own sin.
The one who plants and the one who waters have the same goal, and each will receive a reward for his own action.
Jesus told them, "If you were blind, you would not have any sin. But now that you insist, "We see,' your sin still exists."
Even if it's true that I've erred, my error only affects me.
If you are wise, your wisdom will assist you. If you mock, you alone will be held responsible.
Instead, each person will die for his own iniquity. Everyone who eats sour grapes will have his own teeth set on edge."
For everyone must carry his own load.
"Therefore, Israel, I'm going to judge you according to the behavior of each and every one of you," declares the Lord GOD. "So repent and turn from all your sins so that sin won't keep on being a stumbling block for you.
"If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have any sin. But now they have no excuse for their sin. The person who hates me also hates my Father. If I hadn't done among them the actions that no one else did, they wouldn't have any sin. But now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.
the workmanship of each person will become evident, for the day of judgment will show what it is, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's action. If what a person has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If his work is burned up, he will suffer loss. However, he himself will be saved, but it will be like going through fire.
I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches minds and hearts. I will reward each of you as your actions deserve.
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Later on, King Pul of Aram attacked the land, and Menahem paid Pul 1,000 silver talents so Pul would join forces with Menahem to secure his hold on the kingdom. Menahem exacted the money from all of Israel's powerful and wealthy men, 50 shekels from each, to pay the king of Aram. As a result, the king of Aram retreated and did not remain there in the land.
As a result, Jehoiakim paid the silver and gold tribute to Pharaoh, but he passed on the costs to the inhabitants of the land in taxes, in keeping with Pharaoh's orders. He exacted the silver and gold from the people who lived in the land, from each according to his assessment, in order to pay it to Pharaoh Neco.
Here is a summary of the conscripted labor that King Solomon required to build the LORD's Temple, his royal palace, the terrace ramparts in the City of David, the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.