I, am Yahweh thy God, - who have brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of servants: - Thou shalt not have other gods besides me. Thou shalt not make to thee an image, or any form, that is in the heavens above, - or that is in the earth beneath, - or that is in the waters beneath the earth: read more.
thou shalt not bow thyself down to them nor be led to serve them - For, I, Yahweh, thy God, am a jealous GOD, visiting the iniquity of fathers upon sons, unto three generations and, unto four, of them that hate me;
I, am Yahweh thy God, who have brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt out of the house of servants: - Thou shalt not have other gods, besides me: Thou shalt not make unto thee an image, any form that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the waters beneath the earth: read more.
thou shalt not bow thyself down to them nor be led to serve them, - for, I Yahweh thy God, am a jealous GOD, visiting the iniquity of fathers upon sons even unto three generations and unto four, unto them that hate me;
And, after these things, the Lord appointed seventy two others, and sent them forth, two and two before his face, into every city and place whither, he himself, was about to come. And he was saying unto them - The harvest, indeed, is, great, but, the labourers, few; beg ye, therefore, of the Lord of the harvest, that he would thrust forth, labourers, into his harvest. Withdraw! Lo! I send you forth as lambs amid wolves. read more.
Be not carrying purse, or satchel, or sandals, and, no one along the road, salute ye; And, into whatsoever house ye enter, First, say, Peace to this house! And, if the son of peace be, there, your peace, shall rest upon it; but, otherwise, at least, unto you, shall it return. And, in the self-same house, abide ye, eating and drinking such things as they have; for, worthy, is the labourer, of his hire: be not removing from house to house. And, into whatsoever city ye shall enter, and they bid you welcome, be eating such things as are set before you; And be curing the sick that are, therein, and be saying unto them - The kingdom of God hath drawn nigh upon you. But, into whatsoever city ye shall enter, and they do not welcome you, going forth into the broadways thereof, say ye: Even the dust that cleaveth unto us, out of your city, unto our feet, do we wipe off against you; nevertheless, of this, be taking notice - The kingdom of God hath drawn near. I tell you, for them of Sodom, in that day, more tolerable, will it be, than for that city. Alas for thee, Chorazin! Alas for thee, Bethsaida! Because, if, in Tyre and Zidon, had been done the works of power which have been down in you, of old, in sackcloth and ashes sitting, they would have repented. Moreover, for Tyre and Zidon, more tolerable, will it be, in the judgment, than, for you. And, thou, Capernaum, - Unto heaven, shalt thou be uplifted? -- Unto hades, thou shalt be brought down! He that hearkeneth unto you, unto me, doth hearken, and, he that setteth you aside, doth set, me, aside; and, he that setteth, me, aside, doth set aside, him that sent me.
So then, thou must know that, Yahweh thy God, he, is God, - the faithful GOD, keeping his covenant and his lovingkindness with them that love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations but requiting them who hate him unto his face to destroy them, - he will not be slack towards him that hateth him, unto his face, will he requite him.
For Yahweh will vindicate his people, And upon his servants, will have compassion, - When he seeth that strength is exhausted, And there is no one shut up or at large, Then will he say, Where are their gods, The rock in whom they have trusted; Who used to eat the fat of their sacrifices, To drink the wine of their libations? Let them rise up and help you, Let them be over you for a coveting! read more.
See, now, that, I, I, am, he that is, And there are no gods with me, - I, kill - and make alive, I wound and, I, heal, And there is none who, from my hand, can deliver, For I lift up unto the heavens my hand, - And say, Living am, I, unto times age-abiding: If I whet my flashing sword, And my hand take bold on justice, I will return vengeance unto mine adversaries, And them who hate me, will I requite:
Lo! GOD, will not reject a blameless man, neither will he grasp the hand of evil-doers: At length he shall fill with laughter thy mouth, and thy lips, with a shout of triumph: They who hate thee, shall be clothed with shame, but, the tent of the lawless, shall not be!
For, the king, is trusting in Yahweh, and, in the lovingkindness of the Highest, shall he not be shaken. Thy hand, will find out, all thy foes, Thine own right hand, will find out them who hate thee. Thou wilt make them like a furnace of fire, at the time of thy presence, - Yahweh, in his anger, will swallow them up, and there shall consume them a fire: read more.
Their fruit - out of the earth, wilt thou destroy, and their seed, from among the sons of men; For they have held out, against thee, a wicked thing, They have devised a scheme they cannot accomplish. For thou wilt cause them to turn their back, Upon thy bow-strings, wilt thou make ready against their face.
O God, Do not keep quiet, Do not hold thy peace, Neither be thou still, O GOD! Against thy people, they craftily devise a secret plot, And conspire against thy treasured ones. They have said - Come, and let us wipe them out from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more. read more.
For they have taken counsel with one heart, Against thee - a covenant, would they solemnize - The tents of Edom, and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagarenes; Gebal and Ammon, and Amalek, The Philistines, with the dwellers in Tyre; Even Assyria hath joined herself with them, They have become an arm to the sons of Lot. Selah. Make them like Midian, like Sisera, like Jabin, by the torrent of Kishon; They perished at En-dor, They become manure for the soil! Make them - their nobles - like Oreb and like Zeeb, And, like Zebah and like Zalmunna, all their princes: Who said - Let us take a possession foe ourselves, The pastures of God! O my God, make them, As whirling dust , As chaff before a wind; As a fire burneth a forest, - And as a flame setteth mountains ablaze, So, wilt thou pursue them with thy tempest, - And, with thy storm-wind, wilt terrify them: Fill thou their faces with dishonour, That men may seek thy Name, O Yahweh; Let them turn pale, and be terrified to futurity, Yea let them blush, and perish:
I, am the real vine, and, my Father, is, the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, He taketh it away; and, every one that beareth, fruit, He pruneth it, that, more fruit, it may bear. Already, ye, are, pure, because of the word which I have spoken unto you: read more.
Abide in me, and, I, in you. Just as, the branch, cannot be bearing fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, so, neither, ye, except, in me, ye abide. I, am the vine: Ye, are the branches. He that abideth in me and, I, in him, the same, beareth much fruit; because, apart from me, ye can bring forth, nothing. If one abide not me, he is cast out as the branch, and withered, and they gather them, - and, into fire, they cast them, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and, my sayings, in you, abide, whatsoever ye may be desiring, ask! and it shall be brought to pass for you. Herein, was my Father glorified, that, much fruit, ye should bear, and become my disciples. Just as the Father loved me, I also, loved you: Abide ye in my love. If, my commandments, ye keep, ye shall abide in my love, - just as, I, the Father's commandments, have kept, and abide in his love. These things, have I spoken unto you, that, my own joy, in you, may be, and, your joy, may be made full. This, is my own commandment, That ye be loving one another, just as I loved you. Greater love than this, hath, no one, That, his life, one should lay down in behalf of his friends. Ye, are, friends of mine, if ye be doing that which, I, am commanding you. No longer, do I call you, servants, for, the servant, knoweth not what, his lord, is doing. But, you, I have called, friends, because, all things which I heard from my Father, made I known unto you. Not, ye, chose, me, but, I, chose you, and placed you, that ye should go your way and bear, fruit, - and, your fruit, should abide: that, whatsoever ye should ask the Father in my name, he might give unto you. These things, I command you, That ye be loving one another. If, the world, is hating, you, ye are getting to know that, me, before you, it hath hated. If, of the world, ye had been, the world, of its own, had been fond; but, because, of the world, ye are not, on the contrary, I, chose you out of the world, therefore, the world, doth hate you. Remember the word which, I, spake unto you: A servant is not greater than his lord. If, me, they persecuted, you too, will they persecute, - If, my word, they kept, your own also, will they keep. But, all these things, will they do unto you, on account of my name, because they know not him that sent me. Had I not come and spoken unto them, Sin, had they none; but, now, have they no, excuse, for their sin. He that hateth me, hateth, my Father also. Had I not done among them, the works, which, no other, had done, sin, had they none; but, now, have they, both seen and hated both me and my Father. But -- that the word which, in their law, is written, might be fulfilled - They hated me without cause.
They become as straw before the wind, and as chaff, which the storm stealeth away.
So, wilt thou pursue them with thy tempest, - And, with thy storm-wind, wilt terrify them: