With silver and with gold they beautify it, With nails and with hammers they fix it, And it doth not stumble.
For the statutes of the peoples are vanity, For a tree from a forest hath one cut, Work of the hands of an artificer, with an axe,
for, if in the green tree they do these things -- in the dry what may happen?'
I give in a wilderness the cedar, Shittah, and myrtle, and oil-tree, I set in a desert the fir-pine and box-wood together.
O Ephraim, what to Me any more with idols? I -- I afflicted, and I cause him to sing: 'I am as a green fir-tree,' From Me is thy fruit found.
The honour of Lebanon unto thee doth come, Fir, pine, and box together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary, And the place of My feet I make honourable.
As a palm they are stiff, and they speak not, They are surely borne, for they step not, Be not afraid of them, for they do no evil, Yea, also to do good is not in them.
'Thou dost not plant for thee a shrine of any trees near the altar of Jehovah thy God, which thou makest for thyself,
I open on high places rivers, And in midst of valleys fountains, I make a wilderness become a pond of water, And a dry land become springs of water.
Jesus Christ yesterday and to-day the same, and to the ages;
'Bricks have fallen, and hewn work we build, Sycamores have been cut down, and cedars we renew.'
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those loving it eat its fruit.
2 Kings 21:7
And he setteth the graven image of the shrine that he made in the house of which Jehovah said unto David and unto Solomon his son, 'In this house, and in Jerusalem, that I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I put My name -- to the age;
and Jesus was advancing in wisdom, and in stature, and in favour with God and men.
and the enemies of a man are those of his household.
And lo, a man, by name Joseph, being a counsellor, a man good and righteous,
and laid it in his new tomb, that he hewed in the rock, and having rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, he went away;
And this John had his clothing of camel's hair, and a girdle of skin round his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and honey of the field.
and having come to the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and having fallen down they bowed to him, and having opened their treasures, they presented to him gifts, gold, and frankincense, and myrrh,
And in the first day is a holy convocation, and in the seventh day ye have a holy convocation; any work is not done in them, only that which is eaten by any person -- it alone is done by you,
'Lo, I do send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves, be ye therefore wise as the serpents, and simple as the doves.
and if indeed the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; and if it be not worthy, let your peace turn back to you.
'And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna.
These twelve did Jesus send forth, having given command to them, saying, 'To the way of the nations go not away, and into a city of the Samaritans go not in,
and ye shall be hated by all because of my name, but he who hath endured to the end, he shall be saved.
And of the twelve apostles the names are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James of Zebedee, and John his brother;
'Every one, therefore, who shall confess in me before men, I also will confess in him before my Father who is in the heavens;
he who is receiving a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward, and he who is receiving a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward,
'A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his lord;
'Are not two sparrows sold for an assar? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father;