Thematic Bible: Wicked people


Thematic Bible



For I was ashamed to ask of the king, a band of soldiers and horsemen, to help us against the enemy in the way, because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God, is upon all who seek him, for good, But, his power and his anger, are against all who forsake him.




But I will suggest to you, whom ye should fear - Fear him who, after killing, hath authority to cast into gehenna, - Yea, I say unto you - Him, fear ye.


Burn not with vexation because of evil-doers, Be not envious of the workers of perversity;

At peace are the tents that belong to the spoilers, and there is security to them who provoke GOD, To him who bringeth a god in his hand.

A noise of dreadful things, is in his ears, In prosperity, the destroyer cometh upon him;

That, the joy-shout of the lawless, is short, and, the rejoicing of the impious, for a moment?

Though a sinner be committing wickedness a hundred times, and continuing long in his own way, yet I surely know that it shall be well to them who revere God, who stand in awe before him; but, well, shall it not be to the lawless man, neither shall he lengthen out his days like a shadow, - because he standeth not in awe before God.

I have seen a lawless man, a tyrant, and spreading himself out, like a cedar in Lebanon; Then I passed by, and lo! he had vanished! Yea I sought him, but he could not be found.

Now, therefore, we are pronouncing happy - the proud, - and, the doers of lawlessness have, even been built up, and, they who have put God to the proof, have even been delivered.

Wherefore shouldst thou let me see iniquity, and, wrong, shouldst let me behold, and, force and violence, be straight before me, - and there should have ever been someone who, contention and strife, would uphold? For which cause, benumbed is the law, and there is never any going forth of justice, - for, the lawless, doth circumvent the righteous, for which cause, justice doth go forth perverted?

I, have seen the foolish taking root, and then hath his home decayed, in a moment: His children are far removed from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, and there is none to deliver: Whose harvest, the hungry, eateth up, and, even out of thorn hedges, he taketh it, and the snare gapeth for their substance.

A wanderer, he, for bread, saying Where is it ? He knoweth that, prepared by his own hand, is the day of darkness;

For he had covered his face with his fatness, and had gathered a superabundance on his loins;

He shall not be rich, nor shall his substance continue, neither shall their shadow stretch along on the earth;

When his abundance is gone, he shall be in straits, All the power of distress, shall come upon him.

Wherefore do, lawless men, live, advance in years, even wax mighty in power? Their seed, is established in their sight, along with them, yea their offspring, before their eyes; Their houses, are at peace, without dread, neither is, the rod of GOD, upon them; read more.
His bull, covereth, and causeth not aversion, His cow safely calveth, and casteth not her young; They send forth - like a flock - their young ones, and, their children, skip about for joy; They rejoice aloud as with timbrel and lyre, and make merry to the sound of the pipe; They complete, in prosperity, their days, and, in a moment to hades, they sink down.

For it is seen that, the wise, die, Together with the dullard, and the brutish, do they perish, And leave, to others, their wealth: Their, inward thought, is that their houses are for times age-biding, Their habitations, for generation after generation, - They give their own names unto lands! But, a son of earth, though wealthy, cannot tarry, He hath made himself a by-word - Beasts, they resemble: read more.
This, their way, is a folly to them, And yet, their followers, with their mouth, approve. Selah. Like sheep - into hades, are they driven, Death shall shepherd them, - And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning, Even their form, is to decay, Hades, is all that remaineth of a habitation for him. But, God, will redeem my soul, out of the hand of hades, For he will take me. Selah.

For I was envious of the boasters, At the prosperity of the lawless, used I to look. For they have no pangs in their death, And vigorous is their body; Of the toil of weak mortals, have they none, Nor, with the sons of earth, are they hard smitten. read more.
For this cause, doth arrogance deck them as a neck-chain, And a garment of wrong is their attire; Their iniquity, hath proceeded from fatness, They have surpassed the imaginations of the heart; They mock, and wickedly command oppression, From on high, they command; They have set, in the heavens, their mouth, And, their tongue, marcheth through the earth. Therefore must his people return thither, And, the waters of abundance, are drained by them; And they say - How doth GOD know? And is there knowledge in the Most High? Lo! these, are the lawless, Who are secure for an age, They have attained unto wealth. Altogether in vain, Have I cleansed my heart, And bathed in pureness, my hands; And yet been smitten all the day, And been rebuked morning by morning! If I had thought, I will relate it thus, Lo! the circle of thy sons, had I betrayed. When I reasoned, that I might understand this, A vexation, it was in mine eyes: Until I could enter the holy places of God, - Could give heed to their hereafter: - Surely, in slippery places, dost thou set them, - Thou hast suffered them to fall into places of danger. How have they become desolate, as in a moment! They have ceased - come to an end, by reason of calamities. As the dream of him that waketh, O my Lord! when rousing thyself up, their shadowy being, wilt thou despise. But my heart had grown embittered, And, in my reins, had I received wounds; But, I, was brutish, and could not perceive, Like the beasts, had I become before thee.

A man that is brutish, cannot know, And, dullard, cannot discern this: - When the lawless do thrive like grass, And all the workers of iniquity have blossomed, It is that they may be destroyed for ever.

Righteous, art thou O Yahweh, when I present my pleading unto thee, - Yet, concerning the things that are right, let me speak with thee, - Wherefore hath, the way of the lawless, prospered? Wherefore have all, utter traitors, been at ease? Thou didst plant them, yea they took root, They have gone on yea they have borne fruit, - Near, art thou, in their mouth, But far off from their affections,

Thou whose eyes are too pure to look with approval on wrong, to respect oppression, canst not endure, - Wherefore, shouldst thou respect the treacherous? Be silent, when the lawless, swalloweth up, one more righteous than he? So wouldst thou have made Men, like the fishes of the sea, - like the creeping thing that hath no ruler over it: All of which, with a hook, one bringeth up, raketh together with his drag, and hath gathered with his net, - read more.
On which account, he is glad and exulteth: on which account, he sacrificeth to his Net, and burneth incense to his Drag; because, thereby, rich, is his portion, and his food - fatness! Shall he, on this account, empty his net? And, the continual slaying of nations, deem to be no pity?


And, unto the messenger of the assembly, in Sardis, write: - These things, saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars: I know thy works, - that, a name, thou hast, that thou art living, and art, dead. Become thou watchful, and strengthen the things that remain, that were about to die; for I have not found thy works fulfilled before my God. Remember, therefore, how thou hast received, and didst hear, and keep it and repent. If then thou shall not watch, I will have come as a thief, and in nowise shalt thou get to know, during what sort of hour, I will have come upon thee.

Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Behold me! sending upon them sword famine, and pestilence, - So will I make them like the horrid figs, that cannot be eaten for badness; Therefore will I pursue them with sword with famine and with pestilence, - And will make them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth A curse and an astonishment and a hissing and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them: Because they hearkened not unto my words Declareth Yahweh, - which I sent unto them by my servants the prophets, betimes, sending them yet hearkened they not Declareth Yahweh.

When I say to the lawless man O lawless man thou shalt surely die, And thou have not spoken to warn the lawless man from his way He the lawless man for his iniquity shall die, But his blood- at thy hand- will I demand.

He was saying, therefore, unto the multitudes who were going forth to be immersed by him - Broods of vipers! who suggested to you, to flee from the coming wrath? Bring forth, therefore, fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to be saying within yourselves, As our father, we have, Abraham; for, I say unto you - God is able, out of these stones, to raise up children unto Abraham. And, already, even the axe, unto the root of the trees is being laid; every tree, therefore, not bringing forth goodfruit, is to be hewn down, and, into fire, to be cast.

Collect your thoughts, aye collect them, - O nation, depressed! Ere yet the decree, have given birth, like chaff, the day, have vanished, - ere yet shall come upon you, the glow of the anger of Yahweh, ere yet shall come upon you, the day of the anger of Yahweh.

But, these things, by way of type, were happening unto them, and were written with a view to our admonition, unto whom, the ends of the ages, have reached along.

And Yahweh sent unto you all, his servants the prophets, lifetimes sending, though ye hearkened not, neither inclined ye your ear to hear: saying, - Return I pray you every one from his wicked way and from the wickedness of your doings, So shall ye remain on the soil which Yahweh hath given to you and to your fathers, - even from age to age; But do not go away after other gods to serve them and to bow down to them, - So shall ye not provoke me to anger with the work of your hands, and I will not bring calamity upon you;

Now, therefore - Because ye have done all these deeds Declareth Yahweh, - And though I spake unto you betimes speaking, Yet ye hearkened not, And though I cried unto you Yet ye answered not, Therefore will I do to the house Whereon my Name hath been called Wherein, ye, are trusting, Even to the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, - Just as I did unto Shiloh; And will cast you out from before me, - Just as I have cast out All your brethren, All the seed of Ephraim.

But, this thing, I commanded them - saying, Hearken ye unto my voice, So will I become unto you - a God, And, ye, shall become unto me - a people, - Ye shall therefore walk in all the way that I may command you, To the end it may be well with you; Yet they hearkened not Neither inclined their ear, But walked, In the counsels - In the stubbornness of their own wicked heart; And went backward, and not forward. Ever since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt, until this day, Have I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, Daily, betimes, sending them;

Thus, saith Yahweh, - Stand thou in the court of the house of Yahweh, and speak unto all the cities of Judah who are entering in to yaw down in the house of Yahweh, all the words which I have commanded thee to speak unto them, - do not thou keep back a word: Peradventure they will hear, and return every man from his wicked way, - and I shall repent as to the calamity which I am devising to execute upon them because of the wickedness of their doings: Therefore shalt thou say unto them Thus, saith Yahweh, - If ye will not hearken unto me, To walk in my law which I have set before you; read more.
To hearken unto the words of my servants the prophets, whom I am sending unto you, even, betimes, sending, though ye have not hearkened, Then I will make this house like Shiloh, - And, this city, will I make a contempt to all the nations of the earth. So the priests and the prophets, and all the people, heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of Yahweh.

Yahweh, sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city, all the words that ye have heard. Now, therefore amend your ways, and your doings, and hearken unto the voice of Yahweh your God, - that Yahweh may repent him, as to the calamity which he hath spoken concerning you.

I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at peace in mine own house, and was prosperous in my palace. A dream, I saw, and it made me afraid, - and, fancies upon my bed, and visions of my head, terrified me. Therefore made I a decree, to bring in before me, all the wise men of Babylon, - who, the interpretation of the dream, should make known to me. read more.
Then came in the sacred scribes, the magicians, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers, - and, the dream, told I before them, but, the interpretation, could they not make known to me. Howbeit, at last, came before me - Daniel, whose, name, was Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and, the dream - before him, I told saying : O Belteshazzar, chief of the sacred scribes, because I know that, the spirit of the holy gods, is in thee, - and no secret giveth thee trouble, therefore , the visions of my dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof, do thou tell. The visions then of my head upon my bed were these , - I was looking, when lo! a tree in the midst of the land, and, the height thereof, was great. The tree, grew, and became strong, - and, the height thereof, reached unto the heavens, and, the view thereof, unto the end of all the land: The foliage thereof, was beautiful, and, the fruit thereof, abundant, and there was food for all therein, - under it, the wild beast of the field found shade, and, among its branches, dwelt the birds of the heavens, and, therefrom, was well fed, all flesh. I was looking, in the visions of my head, upon my bed, when lo! a watcher and holy one, outer the heavens, coming down. He cried aloud, and, thus, he said - Hew ye down the tree, and lop off its branches, strip off its leaves, and scatter its fruit, - let the wild beasts flee from under it, and the birds, out of its branches; Nevertheless, the stock of its roots in the earth, leave ye, yea in a bond of iron and bronze, in the tender grass of the field, and, with the dew of the heavens, let it be drenched, and, with the wild beasts, be its portion, amongst, the herbage of the earth; Let, its heart, from a man's, be changed, and, the heart of a wild beast, be given to it, - and let seven seasons pass over it. By the decree of the watchers, is the thing, and by the mandate of the holy ones, the matter: to the intent that the living, may get to know, that the Most High, hath dominion, over the kingdom of men, and, to whomsoever he pleaseth, he giveth it, and, one low among men, he setteth up over it. This dream, have, I, King Nebuchadnezzar, seen. Thou, therefore, O Belteshazzar, the interpretation, do thou tell, forasmuch as, all the wise men of my kingdom, are unable, the interpretation, to make known to me, but, thou, art able, because, the spirit of the holy gods, is in thee. Then, Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for about one moment, and, his thoughts, troubled him. The king spake and said, O Belteshazzar, let neither, the dream, nor the interpretation, trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and said, My Lord, The dream, be for them who hate thee, and, the interpretation, for them who are thy foes. The tree which thou sawest, which grew and became strong, whose, height, reached unto the heavens, and, the view, thereof to all the earth: Whose, foliage, was beautiful, and whose, fruit, abundant, and, food for all, was in it, - under it, dwelt the wild beasts of the field, and, in the branches thereof, nestled the birds of the heavens: Thyself, it is, O king, in that thou art grown, and become strong, - and, thy greatness hath grown, and reached to the heavens, and, thy dominion, to the end of the earth. And, whereas the king saw a watcher and holy one coming down out of the heavens, who said, Hew ye down the tree and despoil it, nevertheless, the stock of its roots - in the earth, leave ye, even in a bond of iron and bronze, in the tender grass of the field, - and, with the dew of the heavens, let it he drenched, and, along with the wild beasts of the field, be its portion, until that, seven seasons, pass over it. This, is the interpretation, O king, - and, the decree of the Most High, it is, which hath come upon my lord the king: That, thee, are they going to drive forth from among men, and, along with the wild beasts of the field, shall be thy dwelling, and, grass - like oxen, will they suffer, thee, to eat, and, with the dew of the heavens, will they suffer, thee, to be drenched, and, seven seasons, shall pass over thee, - until that thou come to know, that the Most High, hath dominion, over the kingdom of men, and, to whomsoever he pleaesth, he giveth it. And, whereas they gave word to leave the stock of the roots of the tree, thy kingdom, unto thee, is sure, - after that thou come to know, that the heavens, have dominion. Wherefore, O king, let, my counsel, be pleasing unto thee, thy sin, then, - by righteousness, break thou off, and, thine iniquities, by shewing favour to the oppressed, - if so be it may become the lengthening out of thy security.

they drank wine, - and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood and stone. Immediately, came forth the fingers of the hand of a man, and wrote,, over against the chandelier, upon the plaster of the wall of the palace of the king, - and, the king, saw the part of the hand which was writing, Then, as for the king, his bright looks, changed in him, and, his thoughts, terrified him, - and, the joints of his loins, were loosed, and, his knees, smote, one against another. read more.
The king began crying out again, to bring in the magicians, the Chaldeans and the astrologers, - the king spake and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever it is that shall read this writing, and, the interpretation thereof, shall declare unto me, with purple, shall he be clothed, and have a chain of gold upon his neck, and, as the third in the kingdom, shall he have dominion. Then were coming in all the wise men of the king, - but, the writing, could they not read, nor, the interpretation, make known to the king. Then, King Belshazzar, was greatly terrified, and, his bright looks, were changed upon him, - and, his nobles, were perplexed. The queen, by reason of the words of the king and his nobles, into the house of banqueting, entered, - the queen spake and said, O king! for ages, live! Let not thy thoughts, terrify thee, and, as for thy bright looks, let them not be changed. There is a man in thy kingdom in whom is the spirit of the holy gods, and, in the days of thy father, light, and intelligence, and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him, - and, King Nebuchadnezzar thy father, appointed him, chief of the sacred scribes, the magicians, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers, - thy father, O king! Forasmuch as, a distinguished spirit, and knowledge and intelligence, ability to interpret dreams and solve riddles and unravel knotty points, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let, Daniel, be called, and, the interpretation, will he declare. Then, Daniel, was brought in before the king, - the king spake and said unto Daniel, Art, thou, that Daniel, that is of the sons of the exile of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Judah? Then, I have heard concerning thee, that, the spirit of the gods, is in thee, - and, light and intelligence and distinguished wisdom, are found in thee. Now, therefore, have been brought in before me, the wise men, the magicians, that, this writing, they might read, and, the interpretation thereof, might make known unto me, - but they were not able, the interpretation of the thing, to declare. I, however, have heard concerning thee, that thou art able, interpretations, to unfold, and, knotty points, to unravel, - Now, if thou be able, the writing, to read, and, the interpretation thereof, to make known unto me, with purple, shalt thou be clothed, and, a chain of gold, shalt thou have upon thy neck, and, as the third in the kingdom, shalt thou have dominion. Then spake Daniel, and said before the king, As for thy gifts, thine own let them remain, and, thy presents, on another, bestow, - howbeit, the writing, will I read to the king, and, the interpretation thereof, will I make known to him. As for thee, O king, the Most High God, gave, kingship and greatness and honour and majesty, unto Nebuchadnezzar thy father; and, for the greatness that he gave him, all peoples, races and tongues, used to tremble and to withdraw falteringly from before him, - Whom he would, he slew, and, whom he would, he kept alive, and, whom he would, he set up, and, whom he would, he put down. But, when uplifted was his heart and, his spirit, became obstinate so as to act arrogantly, he was put down from the throne of his kingdom, and, his dignity, took they from him; And, from among the sons of men, was he driven, and, his heart, to a wild beast's, became equal, and, with the wild asses, was his dwelling, and, grass - like oxen, they suffered him to eat, and, with the dew of the heavens, his body, was drenched - until that he came to know that the Most High God, hath dominion, over the kingdom of men, and, whomsoever he pleaseth, he setteth up over it. And yet, thou, his son, O Belshazzar! hast not humbled thy heart, though, all this, thou knewest; but, against the Lord of the heavens, hast uplifted thyself, and, the vessels of his house, have they brought before thee, and, thou, and thy nobles, thy wives and thy concubines, have been drinking, wine, therein, and, gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which see not nor hear nor know, hast thou praised, - whereas, God, in whose hand thy breath is and whose are all thy ways, him, hast thou not glorified. Then was there put forth from before him the part of the hand, - and, this writing, was inscribed: And this is the writing which was inscribed, M'ne, M'ne, T'kel, u-Pharsin. This, is the interpretation of the thing, - M'ne, God hath reckoned up thy reign, and ended it: T'kel, - thou art weighed in the balances, and found wanting; P'res, - snatched away is thy kingdom, and given to the Medes and Persians. Then Belshazzar, gave word, that they should clothe Daniel with purple, and put a chain of gold upon his neck, - and should make a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler over the kingdom.

For there have crept in unobserved certain men, who, from of old, have been publicly notified for this sentence, ungodly, men, the favour of our God, turning into wantonness, and, our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ, denying. I am minded, therefore, to put you in remembrance, - though ye know all things once for all, That the Lord, when a people out of Egypt he had saved, in, the next place, them that believed not, destroyed. Messengers also, even them who had not kept their own principality, but had forsaken their proper dwelling, unto the judgment of the great day in perpetual bonds under thick gloom, hath he reserved. read more.
As, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, having in like manner to these given themselves over to fornication, and gone away after other kind of flesh, lie exposed as an example, a penalty of age-abiding fire, undergoing.

Thus, because, lukewarm, thou art, and neither hot nor cold, I am about to vomit thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, Rich, am I, and have become enriched, and, of nothing, have I need, and knowest not that, thou, art the wretched one, and pitiable, and destitute, and blind, and naked, I counsel thee to buy of me, gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich, - and white raiment, that thou mayest array thyself, and, the shame of thy nakedness, may not be made manifest, - and eye-salve, to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see. read more.
I, as many as I tenderly love, I convict and put under discipline: be zealous, therefore, and repent.


Even the light of the lawless, shall go out, - Neither shall shine the flame of his fire; The light, hath darkened in his tent, Yea, his lamp above him, goeth out; The steppings of his strength are hemmed in, and his own counsel casteth him down; read more.
For he is thrust into a net by his own feet, and, upon a trap, he marcheth; There catcheth him - by the heel - a gin, there holdeth him fast - a noose: Concealed in the ground is a cord for him, - and a snare for him, on the path. Round about, terrors have startled him, and have driven him to his feet. Let his strength be famished, and, calamity, be ready at his side; Let it devour the members of his body, Let the firstborn of death devour his members; Uprooted, out of his tent, be his confidence, and let it drive him down to the king of terrors; There shall dwell in his tent, what is naught-of-his, Let brimstone be strewed over his dwelling; Beneath, let his roots be dried up, and, above, be cut off his branch; His memorial, have perished out of the land, and let him have no name over the face of the open field; Let them thrust him out of light into darkness, Yea, out of the world, let them chase him; Let him have neither scion nor seed among his people, neither any survivor in his place of sojourn: Over his day, have they been astounded who come behind, and, them who are in advance, a shudder hath seized. Surely, these, are the dwellings of him that is perverse, and, this, is the place of him that knoweth not GOD.

Your iniquities, have thrust away these things, Yea, your sins, have withholden that which is good from you.

This, is the portion of a lawless man with GOD, That, the heritage of tyrants - from the Almighty, he shall receive. If his children be multiplied, for them, there is the sword, and, his offspring, shall not be filled with bread; His survivors, by pestilence, shall come to the grave, and, his widows, shall not weep; read more.
Though he heap up silver like, dust, and, like a pile, he prepare clothing, He may prepare, but, the righteous, shall put on, and, the silver, shall the innocent apportion. He hath built, like a moth, his house, - like a hut, which a watcher hath made. The rich man, shall lie down, and not do it again, his eyes, hath he opened, and then is not. There shall reach him - like waters - terrors, By night, a storm-wind hath stolen him away; An east wind shall lift him up, and he shall depart, and it shall sweep him away out of his place; And He will cast upon him and not spare, Out of his hand, shall he, swiftly flee; He shall clap over him his hands, and shall hiss him forth out of his place.

All the days of the lawless man, he, doth writhe with pain, and, the number of years, is hidden from the tyrant; A noise of dreadful things, is in his ears, In prosperity, the destroyer cometh upon him; He hath no confidence to come back out of darkness, he, being destined to the power oft the sword; read more.
A wanderer, he, for bread, saying Where is it ? He knoweth that, prepared by his own hand, is the day of darkness; Distress and anguish shall startle him, It shall overpower him, like a king ready for the onset: Because he had stretched out - against GOD - his hand, and, against the Almighty, had been wont to behave himself proudly; He used to run against him with uplifted neck, with the stout bosses of his bucklers; For he had covered his face with his fatness, and had gathered a superabundance on his loins; And had inhabited demolished cities, houses, wherein men would not dwell, that were destined to become heaps. He shall not be rich, nor shall his substance continue, neither shall their shadow stretch along on the earth; He shall not depart out of darkness, his young branch, shall the flame dry up, and he shall depart, by the breath of his own mouth! Let no one trust in him that - by vanity - is deceived, for, vanity, shall be his recompense; Before his day, shall it be accomplished, with, his palm-top, not covered with leaves; He shall wrong - like a vine - his sour grapes, and shall cast off - as an olive-tree - his blossom. For, the family of the impious, is unfruitful, and, a fire, hath devoured the tents of bribery; Conceiving mischief, and bringing forth iniquity, yea, their inmost soul, prepareth deceit.

That, the joy-shout of the lawless, is short, and, the rejoicing of the impious, for a moment? Though his elevation mount up to the heavens, and, his head, to the clouds, doth reach, Like his own stubble, shall he utterly perish, They who had seen him, shall say, Where is he? read more.
Like a dream, shall he fly away, and they shall not find him, yea he shall be chased away, as a vision of the night. The eye that hath scanned him, shall not do it again, neither, any more, shall his place behold him: His children, shall seek the favour of the poor, and, his own hand, shall give back his wealth. His bones, are full of youthful vigour, yet, with him - in the dust, shall it lie down. Though, a sweet taste in his mouth, be given by vice, though he hide it under his tongue; Though he spare it, and will not let it go, but retain it in the midst of his mouth, His food, in his stomach, is changed, the gall of adders, within him! Wealth, hath he swallowed, and hath vomited the same, Out of his belly, shall, GOD, drive it forth: The poison of adders, shall he suck, The tongue of the viper shall slay him; Let him not see in the channels the flowings of torrents of honey and milk. In vain, he toiled, he shall not swallow, like wealth to be restored, in which he cannot exult! For he hath oppressed - hath forsaken the poor, A house, hath he seized, which he cannot rebuild. Surely he hath known no peace in his inmost mind, - With his dearest thing, shall he not get away: Nothing escaped his devouring greed, - For this cause, shall his prosperity not continue: When his abundance is gone, he shall be in straits, All the power of distress, shall come upon him. It shall be that, to fill his belly, he will thrust at him the glow of his anger, and rain it upon him for his punishment. He shall flee from the armour of iron, - There shall pierce him, a bow of bronze! He hath drawn it out, and it hath come forth out of his back, - yea the flashing arrow-head, out of his gall, There shall march on him - terrors: Every misfortune, is laid up for his treasures, - There shall consume, a fire, not blown up, - it shall destroy what remaineth in his tent: The heavens shall reveal his iniquity, and, the earth, be rising up against him: The increase of his house shall vanish, melting away in the day of his anger. This, is the portion of the lawless man, from God, and the inheritance decreed him from the Mighty One.

Wherefore do, lawless men, live, advance in years, even wax mighty in power? Their seed, is established in their sight, along with them, yea their offspring, before their eyes; Their houses, are at peace, without dread, neither is, the rod of GOD, upon them; read more.
His bull, covereth, and causeth not aversion, His cow safely calveth, and casteth not her young; They send forth - like a flock - their young ones, and, their children, skip about for joy; They rejoice aloud as with timbrel and lyre, and make merry to the sound of the pipe; They complete, in prosperity, their days, and, in a moment to hades, they sink down. Yet they said unto GOD, Depart from us, and, In the knowledge of thy ways, find we no pleasure. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? Or what shall we profit, that we should urge him? Lo! not in their own hand, is their welfare, The counsel of lawless men, is far from me! How oft, the lamp of the lawless, goeth out, and their calamity, cometh upon them, Sorrows, apportioneth he in his anger; They become as straw before the wind, and as chaff, which the storm stealeth away. Shall, GOD, reserve, for his children, his sorrow? Let him recompense him so that he may know it; His own eyes, shall see his misfortune, and, the wrath of the Almighty, shall he drink. For what shall be his pleasure in his house after him, when, the number of his months, is cut in twain? Is it, to GOD, one can teach knowledge, seeing that, he, shall judge, them who are on high? This, man dieth, in the very perfection of his prosperity, wholly tranquil and secure; His veins, are filled with nourishment, and, the marrow of his bones, is fresh; Whereas, this other man, dieth, in bitterness of soul, and hath never tasted good fortune: Together, in the dust, they lie down, and, the worm, spreadeth a covering over them. Lo! I know your plans, and the devices, wherewith ye would do me violence! For ye say, Where is the house of the noble-minded? And where the dwelling-tent of the lawless? Have ye not asked the passers-by in the way? And, their signs, can ye not recognise? That, to the day of calamity, is the wicked reserved, to the day of indignant visitation, are they led. Who can declare - to his face - his way? And, what, he, hath done, who shall recompense to him? Yet, he, to the graves, is borne, and, over the tomb, one keepeth watch; Pleasant to him are the mounds of the torrent-bed, - and, after him, doth every man march, as, before him, there were without number.

Boundaries, men move back, flocks, they seize and consume; The ass of the fatherless, they drive off, they take in pledge the ox of the widow; They turn aside the needy out of the way, at once, are the humbled of the land made to hide themselves. read more.
Lo! as wild asses in the wilderness, they go forth with their work, eager seekers for prey, the waste plain, yieldeth them food for their young; In the field - -a man's fodder, they cut down, and, the vineyard of the lawless, they strip of its late berries; Ill-clad, they are left to lodge without clothing, and have no covering in the cold; With the sweeping rain of the mountains, are they wet, and, through having no shelter, they embrace a rock. Men tear, from the breast, the fatherless, and, over the poor, they take a pledge; Naked, they go about without clothing, and, famished, they carry the sheaves; Between their walls, are they exposed to the sun, Wine-presses, they tread, and yet are thirsty; Out of the city - out of the houses, they make outcry. and, the soul of the wounded, calleth for help, and, GOD, doth not regard it as foolish. They, have become rebels against the light, - they are not acquainted with the ways thereof, neither abide they in the paths thereof. With the light, riseth the murderer, He slayeth the poor and needy, And, in the night, he becometh like a thief. And, the eye of the adulterer, watcheth for the evening twilight, saying, Not an eye will see me! A covering for the face, he putteth on; He breaketh, in the dark, into houses, - By day, they lock themselves in, They know not the light; For, in the case of all such, morning to them is the death-shade, For, to be recognised, is a death-shade terror. Swift is he on the face of the waters, Speedily vanished their share in the land, He turneth not to the way of the vineyards. Drought and heat, steal away snow water, Hades, them who have sinned. Maternal love shall forget him, the worm shall find him sweet, No more shall he be remembered, but perversity shall be shivered like a tree. He oppresseth the barren who beareth not, and, to the widow, he doeth not good; Yea he draggeth along the mighty by his strength, He riseth up, and none hath assurance of life; It is given him to be secure, and confident, yet, his eyes, are upon their ways. They are exalted a little, and are not, Yea having been laid low, like all men, are they gathered, Even as the top of an ear of corn, do they hang down.

By the sword, shah ye fall, Upon the boundary of Israel, will I judge you, - So shall, ye know that a Yahweh.

Then shalt thou say unto the people of the land Thus saith the Lord Yahweh concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem, upon the so of Israel, Their bread, with anxious care, shall they eat, And their water in astonishment, shall they drink, - That there land may be deserted of her fulness because of the violence of all them who dwell therein: Yea the cities that are inhabited I shall be laid waste, And the land, shall become m astonish- men, - So shall ye know that, I am Yahweh.

And it shall come to pass that - whoso shall not come up out of the families of the earth unto Jerusalem, to bow down to the king, Yahweh of hosts, - there shall not, on them, be any rain. And, if the family of Egypt shall not come up, and shall not enter in, upon whom there falleth none, then shall smite them the plague wherewith Yahweh, did plague, the nations, because they came not up to celebrate the festival of booths. This, shall be the punishment of Egypt, - and the punishment of all the nations, when they come not up to celebrate the festival of booths.



Herein, hath the love of God in us, been made manifest, that, his only-begotten Son, God sent into the world, in order that we might live through him. Herein, is love: not that, we, have loved God, but that, he, loved us, and sent forth his Son, as a propitiation concerning our sins.


If they had been wise, they would have understood this, - They would have given heed to their here-after!

Oh that this their heart might remain in them to revere me, and to keep all my commandments all the days, - that it might he well with them and with their sons unto times age-abiding.

How, to you, doth it seem? If a certain man come to have a hundred sheep and one from among them go astray, Will he not leave the ninety-nine upon the mountains, and going, seek the straying one? And, if it should be that he find it, Verily, I say unto you - He rejoiceth over it, more than over the ninety-nine that have not gone astray. Thus, there is no desire, in the presence of my Father who is in the heavens, that, one of these little ones, should be lost.

For God, so loved, the world, that, his Only Begotten Son, he gave, - that, whosoever believeth on him, might not perish, but have life age-abiding. For God, sent not, his Son into the world, that he might judge the world, but, that the world might be saved through him.




For this cause, God gave them up unto dishonourable passions; for, even their females, exchanged away the natural use into that which is against nature, -


Mated with idols, is Ephraim, let him alone. Their drinking-bout, having passed, - they became, unchaste, they loved wildly, a contempt, became her great men. The wind hath bound her up in its wings, - that they may be ashamed, because of their sacrifices.


A God to vindicate the righteous, - and yet a Got to be indignant throughout every day.


Boasters, shall not station themselves, before thine eyes, - Thou hatest all workers of iniquity: Thou wilt destroy them who speak falsehood, - The man of bloodshed and of deceit, Yahweh abhorreth.

Nevertheless, with the most of them, God, was not well-pleased, for they were strewed along in the desert.


Whose fan is in his hand, and he will clear out his threshing-floor, - and will gather his wheat into the granary, but, the chaff, will he burn up with fire unquenchable.

They become as straw before the wind, and as chaff, which the storm stealeth away.

Not so, the lawless, - but as chaff which is driven about by the wind:


Do not give what is holy unto dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, - lest once they trample, them, down with their feet, and, turning, tear, you.

There hath befallen them the thing spoken of in the true proverb - A dog, turning back unto his own vomit, and - A sow, as soon as washed, unto wallowing in mire.

As, a dog, returneth onto his own vomit, a dullard, repeateth his folly.


Dross, have I accounted all the lawless of the earth, therefore do I love thy testimonies.

Son of man, The house of Israel hath become to me, dross, - They all are copper and tin and iron and lead in the midst of a furnace, The dross of silver, have they become. Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord Yahweh, Because ye all are become dross, Therefore, behold me! gathering you into the midst of Jerusalem:


Hear the word of Yahweh, ye rulers of Sodom, - Give ear to the instruction of our God, ye people of Gomorrah: - Of what use to me, is your multitude of sacrifices: Saith Yahweh: I am sated with ascending-offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts, - In the blood of bulls and young rams and he-goats, have I no pleasure. When ye enter to see my face, Who hath required this at your hand trampling my courts? read more.
Ye shall not again bring in an empty, present, Incense, an abomination, is that unto me! New moon, and sabbath calling an assembly - I cannot endure, iniquity and sacred festival! Your new moons and your appointed feasts, my soul, hateth, - They have become unto me a burden I am too weary to bear: Even when ye spread forth your open palms, I hide mine eyes from you; Yea, though ye multiply prayers, I am not hearkening, - Your hands, with deeds of blood, are filled.

But, to the lawless one, God saith, What hast, thou, to do, to recount my statutes? Or that thou hast taken up my covenant upon thy mouth? Seeing that, thou, hast hated correction, And hast cast my words behind thee;


Happy, are ye, whensoever they may reproach you and persecute you, and say every evil thing against you, falsely, for my sake: Rejoice and exult, because, your reward, is great in the heavens; for, so, persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

Happy, are ye, whensoever men shall hate you, and whensoever they shall separate you, and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man: be rejoiced in that day, and leap, for lo! your reward, is great in heaven; for, according to the same things, were their fathers doing unto the prophets.


Son of man, The house of Israel hath become to me, dross, - They all are copper and tin and iron and lead in the midst of a furnace, The dross of silver, have they become.

They all, are rebels of rebels, Slander-walkers They are bronze and iron! As for them all, corrupters, they are!


Instead of the thorn-bush, shall come up the fir-tree, And instead of the nettle, shall come up the myrtle-tree, - So shall it become unto Yahweh, a Name, A Sign age-abiding, which shall not be cut off.

But thou son of man Be not afraid of them Nor of their words, be afraid Though thorns and thistles are about thee, And amongst prickly plants, thou dost dwell, Of their words, be not afraid nor At their faces, be thou dismayed, For a perverse house, they are!



And I will bring distress to mankind, and they shall walk like them who are blind, because, against Yahweh, have they sinned, - and their blood, shall be poured out, as dust, and their bowels like dung.


For lo! the day, cometh, that burneth as a furnace, - and, all the proud and everyone who worketh lawlessness, shall be, stubble, and the day that cometh, shall consume them utterly, saith Yahweh of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

They become as straw before the wind, and as chaff, which the storm stealeth away.


But, a son of earth, though wealthy, cannot tarry, He hath made himself a by-word - Beasts, they resemble:

These, however, as unreasoning creatures that have been bred as being, by nature, for capture and destruction, in the things they are ignorant of, uttering defamation, in their spoiling, shall also be made a spoil, -


And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Besides, is a certain man, by whom we might seek Yahweh, but, I, hate him, for he is never moved to prophesy concerning me anything good, only evil, Micaiah, son of Imlah. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

Then said the king of Israel unto Jehoshaphat - There is yet one man, by whom to seek Yahweh, but, I, hate him, for he is never prophesying, concerning me, anything good - but - all his days - evil, the same, is Micaiah, son of Imla. Then said Jehoshaphat, Let not the king say, so!


Their poison, is like unto the poison of a serpent, Like the deaf adder, that stoppeth his ear;



Do not give what is holy unto dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, - lest once they trample, them, down with their feet, and, turning, tear, you.

There hath befallen them the thing spoken of in the true proverb - A dog, turning back unto his own vomit, and - A sow, as soon as washed, unto wallowing in mire.


They all, are adulterers, like an oven too hot for the baker, - who leaveth off stoking, after kneading the dough, till the whole be leavened.

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:


Lo! My Lord, Yahweh, will help me, Who is he that shall prove me lawless? Lo! they all, as a garment, shall fall to pieces, the moth shall consume them.

For like a garment, shall they be eaten of the moth, And like wool, shall they he eaten of the larva; But, my righteousness, unto times age-abiding shall continue, And, my salvation, unto the remotest generation.


Like sheep - into hades, are they driven, Death shall shepherd them, - And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning, Even their form, is to decay, Hades, is all that remaineth of a habitation for him.

For they have no pangs in their death, And vigorous is their body;


When the lawless do thrive like grass, And all the workers of iniquity have blossomed, It is that they may be destroyed for ever.




Shew thyself to be one with him - I pray thee - and prosper, thereby, shall there come on thee blessing. Accept, I beseech thee, from his mouth - instruction, - and lay up his sayings in thy heart. If thou return unto the Almighty and submit thyself, if thou far remove perversity from thy tent, read more.
Then lay up, in the dust, precious ore, and, among the stones of the torrent-beds, fine gold: So shall, the Almighty, become, thy precious ores, yea glittering silver unto thee! For, then, in the Almighty, shalt thou take exquisite delight, and shalt lift up - unto GOD - thy face; Thou shalt make entreaty unto him, and he will hear thee, and, thy vows, shalt thou pay; And thou shalt decree a purpose, and it shall be fulfilled unto thee, and, upon thy ways, shall have shone a light; When men cast themselves down, then thou shalt say: Up! And, him that is of downcast eyes, shall he save; He shall deliver the innocent, and thou shalt escape by the pureness of thy hands.


For, in one way, GOD may speak, - and, in a second way, one may not heed it: - In a dream, a vision of the night, when a deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed, Then, uncovereth he the ear of men, and, on their correction, affixeth a seal; read more.
To turn a son of earth from his deed, while yet, pride, from man he concealeth: He keepeth back his said from the pit, and his life from passing away by a weapon. Or he is chastised with pain, upon his bed, and, the strife of his bones, is unceasing! So that his life maketh loathsome his food, and his soul, dainty meat; His flesh wasteth away out of sight, and bared are the bones once unseen; So doth his soul draw near to the pit, and his life to the inflicters of death: If there hath been near him a messenger who could interpret - one of a thousand, to declare to the son of earth His uprightness, Then hath he shewed him favour, and said, Set him free from going down to the pit, I have found a price of redemption! His flesh hath been made fresher than a child's, he hath returned to the days of his youth; He made supplication unto GOD, who hath accepted him, and he hath beheld his face with a shout of triumph, Thus hath he given back to man his righteousness. He sang before men, and said, I sinned, and, uprightness, I perverted, yet he requited me not; He hath ransomed my soul from passing away into the pit, - and, my life, in the light, shall have vision. Lo! a these things, doth GOD work, two ways, three, with a man; To bring back his soul from the pit, to enlighten with the light of the living.


So, shall be the latter end of all who forget GOD, and, the hope of the impious, shall perish: Whose trust shall be contemptible, - and, a spider's web, his confidence: He leaneth upon his house, and it will not stand, he holdeth it fast, and it will not remain erect. read more.
Full of moisture he is, before the sun, and, over his garden, his shoot goeth forth: Over a heap, his roots are entwined, a place of stones, he descrieth; If one destroy him out of his place, then will it disown him saying - I have not seen thee.


And, answering, Jesus, again, spake in parables unto them, saying: - The kingdom of the heavens hath become like a man, a king, - who made a marriage-feast for his son; And sent his servants, to call the invited into the marriage-feast, - and they would not come. read more.
Again, sent he other servants, saying - Say to the invited, Lo! my dinner, have I prepared, mine oxen and my fatlings, are slain, - and, all things, are, ready: Come ye into the marriage-feast. And, they, slighting it, went off, one, indeed, into his own field, and, another, unto his merchandise, - And, the rest, securing his servants, ill-treated and slew them. And, the king, was provoked to anger, - and, sending his armies, destroyed those murderers, and, their city, set on fire. Then, saith he unto his servants - The marriage, indeed, is ready, - but, the invited, were not, worthy; Be going, therefore, into the crossways of the roads, and, as many as ye shall find, call ye into the marriage-feast. And those servants, going forth, into the roads, gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good, - and filled was the bride-chamber with guests. But the king, entering to view the guests, saw there a man, who had not put on a wedding-garment, - And saith unto him - Friend! how camest thou in here, not having a wedding-garment? And, he, was put to silence. Then, the king said unto the ministers, Binding him feet and hands, cast him forth into the darkness, outside: There, shall be wafting and gnashing of teeth. For, many, are called, but, few, chosen.


For the kingdom of the heavens, is like, a man, a householder, - who went forth with the morning, to hire labourers into his vineyard; and, when he had agreed with the labourers for a denary the day, he sent them into his vineyard. And, going forth about the third hour, he saw others, standing in the market-place, unemployed; read more.
and, to them, he said - ye also, go your way into the vineyard, and, whatsoever may be right, I will give you; and, they, departed. And, again, going forth about the sixth and ninth hour, he did likewise. And, about the eleventh, going forth, he found others, standing, and saith unto them - Why, here, stand ye, all the day, unemployed? They say unto him - Because, no one, hath hired, us. He saith unto them - Ye also, go your way into the vineyard. And, when evening came, the master of the vineyard saith unto his steward - Call the labourers, and pay the hire, - beginning from the last, unto the first. And they of the eleventh hour, coming, received severally a denary. And, when the first came, they supposed that, more, they should receive, - and, they also, received severally a denary. And, having received it, they began to murmur against the householder, saying - These last, one hour, wrought, and thou hast made them, equal unto us, who have borne the burden of the day, and the scorching heat. And, he, answering, unto one of them, said, - Friend! I wrong thee not: Was it not, for a denary, thou didst agree with me? Take thine own, and go thy way; but I please, unto this last, to give, as also to thee: Is it not allowed me to do, what I please, with my own? or is, thine eye, evil, because I good? Thus, shall be - The last first, and the first last.


But, thou, art flung out from thy grave, Like a scion detested, Beshrouded with slain, the pierced of the sword, Like a carcase trod underfoot:


But, an empty person, will get sense, when, a wild ass's colt, is born a man!


And, their inhabitants, being powerless, were overthrown and put to shame, - they became grass of the field, and young herbage, grass on housetops, and seed withered before it came up.


But, the lawless, are like the sea when tossed, - For, rest, it cannot! But its waters toss out mire and dirt.


Wild waves of sea, foaming out their own infamies, wandering stars, for whom the gloom of darkness age-abiding hath been reserved.


And, their inhabitants, being powerless, were overthrown and put to shame, - they became grass of the field, and young herbage, grass on housetops, and seed withered before it came up.


These are they - who, in your love-feasts, are hidden rocks, as they fare sumptuously together, fearlessly, themselves, shepherding, - clouds without water, by winds swept along, trees autumnal, fruitless, twice dead, uprooted,


But, thou, art flung out from thy grave, Like a scion detested, Beshrouded with slain, the pierced of the sword, Like a carcase trod underfoot:


Wild waves of sea, foaming out their own infamies, wandering stars, for whom the gloom of darkness age-abiding hath been reserved.


They have compassed me about like wax bees, they have blazed up like the fire of thorns, In the Name of Yahweh, surely I will make them be circumcised.


Round about, terrors have startled him, and have driven him to his feet.


Many bulls have surrounded me, Strong oxen of Bashan, have enclosed me;


Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because ye make yourselves like sepulchres whitewashed, which, outside, indeed, appear, beautiful, but, within, are full, of dead men's bones and all uncleanness, -


Through the wrath of Yahweh of hosts, is the land consumed, - And the people have come to be, as fuel for fire, A man unto his own brother, sheweth not pity;


I have seen a lawless man, a tyrant, and spreading himself out, like a cedar in Lebanon;


Dross silver overlaid upon earthenware, so are burning lips, with a mischievous heart:


And like the bad figs, which cannot be eaten for badness, Surely thus, saith Yahweh - so, will I deliver up Zedekiah king of Judah, and his princes and the remnant of Jerusalem that remain in this land, and them who are dwelling in the land of Egypt;


which, when it was filled, they dragged up on the beach, and, sitting down, collected the good into vessels, but, the worthless, forth they cast.


For ye shall be as an oak with its leaf faded, And as a garden that hath no, water;


Like a dream, shall he fly away, and they shall not find him, yea he shall be chased away, as a vision of the night.


His likeness, is as a lion, that longeth to rend, and as a young lion, lurking in secret places.




Therefore shall he become as a shrub in the waste plain, Neither shall he perceive when good cometh, But shall inhabit Parched places in a wilderness, A land of salt that cannot he dwelt in.




Rejected silver, are they called, For, Yahweh, hath rejected them.


But, unto what, shall I liken this generation? It is, like, unto children, sitting the market-places, who, calling unto the others,


For ye shall be as an oak with its leaf faded, And as a garden that hath no, water;


O my God, make them, As whirling dust , As chaff before a wind;






Therefore, shall they become like the morning cloud, and like the dew early departing, - like chaff storm-driven out of the threshing-floor, and like smoke out of a chimney.


Therefore, shall they become like the morning cloud, and like the dew early departing, - like chaff storm-driven out of the threshing-floor, and like smoke out of a chimney.


I hearkened and heard - Not aright, did they speak, - Not a man, repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done! They have every one, turned to their course again, Like a horse sweeping on through the battle.


And every one who heareth these my words, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand;


And ye shall tread down the lawless, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet, - in the day when I am working with effect, saith Yahweh of hosts.


For a good tree doth not produce worthless fruit, neither again doth, a worthless tree, produce good fruit.


And, some, fell on the rocky places, where it had not much earth, - and, straightway, it sprang up, because if had no depth of earth;




Their poison, is like unto the poison of a serpent, Like the deaf adder, that stoppeth his ear;


As smoke is driven about, Let them be driven about, - As wax is melted before a fire, Let the lawless perish before God.


But thou son of man Be not afraid of them Nor of their words, be afraid Though thorns and thistles are about thee, And amongst prickly plants, thou dost dwell, Of their words, be not afraid nor At their faces, be thou dismayed, For a perverse house, they are!


Therefore, shall they become like the morning cloud, and like the dew early departing, - like chaff storm-driven out of the threshing-floor, and like smoke out of a chimney.