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1 Chronicles 6

1 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 1 When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? 1 In the four hundred and eightieth year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, he began to build the house of the LORD. 1 The ark of the LORD was in the country of the Philistines seven months. 1 Let all who are under a yoke as slaves regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled. 1 Then Solomon said, “The LORD has said that he would dwell in thick darkness. 1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 1 Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “See, the place where we dwell under your charge is too small for us. 1 David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 1 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. 1 “Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who feel secure on the mountain of Samaria, the notable men of the first of the nations, to whom the house of Israel comes! 1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom 120 satraps, to be throughout the whole kingdom; 1 “Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the rules that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, 1 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy on mankind: 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 1 On that night the king could not sleep. And he gave orders to bring the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, and they were read before the king. 1 But the LORD said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand he will send them out, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.” 1 The word of the LORD came to me: 1 Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in Babylonia, in the house of the archives where the documents were stored. 1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 1 When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 1 Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 1 “Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up. 1 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 1 Flee for safety, O people of Benjamin, from the midst of Jerusalem! Blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and raise a signal on Beth-haccherem, for disaster looms out of the north, and great destruction. 1 Then Job answered and said: 1 After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 1 Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. 1 The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD gave them into the hand of Midian seven years. 1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 1 On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. 1 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 1 Hear what the LORD says: Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. 1 Now when Sanballat and Tobiah and Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies heard that I had built the wall and that there was no breach left in it (although up to that time I had not set up the doors in the gates), 1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, 1 O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath. 1 Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” 1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 1 Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you? 1 Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze. 2 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? 2 The house that King Solomon built for the LORD was sixty cubits long, twenty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high. 2 And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the LORD? Tell us with what we shall send it to its place.” 2 Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things. 2 But I have built you an exalted house, a place for you to dwell in forever.” 2 For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 2 Let us go to the Jordan and each of us get there a log, and let us make a place for us to dwell there.” And he answered, “Go.” 2 And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale-judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the LORD of hosts who sits enthroned on the cherubim. 2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. 2 Pass over to Calneh, and see, and from there go to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Philistines. Are you better than these kingdoms? Or is their territory greater than your territory, 2 and over them three presidents, of whom Daniel was one, to whom these satraps should give account, so that the king might suffer no loss. 2 that you may fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. 2 a man to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing of all that he desires, yet God does not give him power to enjoy them, but a stranger enjoys them. This is vanity; it is a grievous evil. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 2 And it was found written how Mordecai had told about Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs, who guarded the threshold, and who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. 2 God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the LORD. 2 “Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, 2 And in Ecbatana, the capital that is in the province of Media, a scroll was found on which this was written: “A record. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. 2 and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 2 The lovely and delicately bred I will destroy, the daughter of Zion. 2 “Oh that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances! 2 And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. 2 And the LORD said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. 2 And the hand of Midian overpowered Israel, and because of Midian the people of Israel made for themselves the dens that are in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds. 2 “If anyone sins and commits a breach of faith against the LORD by deceiving his neighbor in a matter of deposit or security, or through robbery, or if he has oppressed his neighbor 2 But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” 2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 2 Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the LORD, and you enduring foundations of the earth, for the LORD has an indictment against his people, and he will contend with Israel. 2 Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, “Come and let us meet together at Hakkephirim in the plain of Ono.” But they intended to do me harm. 2 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When either a man or a woman makes a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to the LORD, 2 if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, 2 Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled. 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 2 My beloved has gone down to his garden to the beds of spices, to graze in the gardens and to gather lilies. 2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses, 3 The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 3 Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! 3 The vestibule in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits long, equal to the width of the house, and ten cubits deep in front of the house. 3 They said, “If you send away the ark of the God of Israel, do not send it empty, but by all means return him a guilt offering. Then you will be healed, and it will be known to you why his hand does not turn away from you.” 3 If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, 3 Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel stood. 3 We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 3 Then one of them said, “Be pleased to go with your servants.” And he answered, “I will go.” 3 And they carried the ark of God on a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. And Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart, 3 Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. 3 O you who put far away the day of disaster and bring near the seat of violence? 3 Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other presidents and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. 3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. 3 If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life’s good things, and he also has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 3 And the king said, “What honor or distinction has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?” The king’s young men who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.” 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself known to them. 3 and say, You mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD! Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains and the hills, to the ravines and the valleys: Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places. 3 In the first year of Cyrus the king, Cyrus the king issued a decree: Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the house be rebuilt, the place where sacrifices were offered, and let its foundations be retained. Its height shall be sixty cubits and its breadth sixty cubits, 3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 3 Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.” 3 And this we will do if God permits. 3 Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.” 3 And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” 3 Shepherds with their flocks shall come against her; they shall pitch their tents around her; they shall pasture, each in his place. 3 For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash. 3 Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. 3 You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days. 3 For whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the East would come up against them. 3 or has found something lost and lied about it, swearing falsely—in any of all the things that people do and sin thereby— 3 And Jesus answered them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 3 “O my people, what have I done to you? How have I wearied you? Answer me! 3 And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” 3 he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink. He shall drink no vinegar made from wine or strong drink and shall not drink any juice of grapes or eat grapes, fresh or dried. 3 then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. 3 My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O LORD—how long? 3 When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 3 I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies. 3 the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong. 4 Eleazar fathered Phinehas, Phinehas fathered Abishua, 4 So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? 4 And he made for the house windows with recessed frames. 4 And they said, “What is the guilt offering that we shall return to him?” They answered, “Five golden tumors and five golden mice, according to the number of the lords of the Philistines, for the same plague was on all of you and on your lords. 4 he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, 4 And he said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who with his hand has fulfilled what he promised with his mouth to David my father, saying, 4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 4 So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. 4 with the ark of God, and Ahio went before the ark. 4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” 4 “Woe to those who lie on beds of ivory and stretch themselves out on their couches, and eat lambs from the flock and calves from the midst of the stall, 4 Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him. 4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 4 For it comes in vanity and goes in darkness, and in darkness its name is covered. 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. 4 And the king said, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the king’s palace to speak to the king about having Mordecai hanged on the gallows that he had prepared for him. 4 I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they lived as sojourners. 4 Your altars shall become desolate, and your incense altars shall be broken, and I will cast down your slain before your idols. 4 with three layers of great stones and one layer of timber. Let the cost be paid from the royal treasury. 4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. 4 For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, 4 What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away. 4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 4 “Prepare war against her; arise, and let us attack at noon! Woe to us, for the day declines, for the shadows of evening lengthen! 4 For the arrows of the Almighty are in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me. 4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. 4 Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 4 They would encamp against them and devour the produce of the land, as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel and no sheep or ox or donkey. 4 if he has sinned and has realized his guilt and will restore what he took by robbery or what he got by oppression or the deposit that was committed to him or the lost thing that he found 4 how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?” 4 And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 4 For I brought you up from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. 4 And they sent to me four times in this way, and I answered them in the same manner. 4 All the days of his separation he shall eat nothing that is produced by the grapevine, not even the seeds or the skins. 4 Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; 4 Turn, O LORD, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love. 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword. 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 4 You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners. 4 Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” 5 Abishua fathered Bukki, Bukki fathered Uzzi, 5 I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, 5 He also built a structure against the wall of the house, running around the walls of the house, both the nave and the inner sanctuary. And he made side chambers all around. 5 So you must make images of your tumors and images of your mice that ravage the land, and give glory to the God of Israel. Perhaps he will lighten his hand from off you and your gods and your land. 5 and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. 5 ‘Since the day that I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house, that my name might be there, and I chose no man as prince over my people Israel; 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 5 But as one was felling a log, his axe head fell into the water, and he cried out, “Alas, my master! It was borrowed.” 5 And David and all the house of Israel were making merry before the LORD, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals. 5 And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. 5 who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and like David invent for themselves instruments of music, 5 Then these men said, “We shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God.” 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 5 Moreover, it has not seen the sun or known anything, yet it finds rest rather than he. 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, 5 And the king’s young men told him, “Haman is there, standing in the court.” And the king said, “Let him come in.” 5 Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant. 5 And I will lay the dead bodies of the people of Israel before their idols, and I will scatter your bones around your altars. 5 And also let the gold and silver vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took out of the temple that is in Jerusalem and brought to Babylon, be restored and brought back to the temple that is in Jerusalem, each to its place. You shall put them in the house of God.” 5 For each will have to bear his own load. 5 The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 5 Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth, and my judgment goes forth as the light. 5 And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” 5 Arise, and let us attack by night and destroy her palaces!” 5 Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass, or the ox low over his fodder? 5 Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” 5 And when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him.” 5 For they would come up with their livestock and their tents; they would come like locusts in number—both they and their camels could not be counted—so that they laid waste the land as they came in. 5 or anything about which he has sworn falsely, he shall restore it in full and shall add a fifth to it, and give it to him to whom it belongs on the day he realizes his guilt. 5 And he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.” 5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 5 O my people, remember what Balak king of Moab devised, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him, and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the saving acts of the LORD.” 5 In the same way Sanballat for the fifth time sent his servant to me with an open letter in his hand. 5 “All the days of his vow of separation, no razor shall touch his head. Until the time is completed for which he separates himself to the LORD, he shall be holy. He shall let the locks of hair of his head grow long. 5 save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler. 5 For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise? 5 When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 5 Turn away your eyes from me, for they overwhelm me— Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead. 5 And the angel answered and said to me, “These are going out to the four winds of heaven, after presenting themselves before the LORD of all the earth. 6 Uzzi fathered Zerahiah, Zerahiah fathered Meraioth, 6 but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? 6 The lowest story was five cubits broad, the middle one was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad. For around the outside of the house he made offsets on the wall in order that the supporting beams should not be inserted into the walls of the house. 6 Why should you harden your hearts as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? After he had dealt severely with them, did they not send the people away, and they departed? 6 Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, 6 but I have chosen Jerusalem that my name may be there, and I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.’ 6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; 6 Then the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, he cut off a stick and threw it in there and made the iron float. 6 And when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. 6 These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them. 6 who drink wine in bowls and anoint themselves with the finest oils, but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph! 6 Then these presidents and satraps came by agreement to the king and said to him, “O King Darius, live forever! 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 6 Even though he should live a thousand years twice over, yet enjoy no good—do not all go to the one place? 6 not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 6 So Haman came in, and the king said to him, “What should be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?” And Haman said to himself, “Whom would the king delight to honor more than me?” 6 Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment. 6 Wherever you dwell, the cities shall be waste and the high places ruined, so that your altars will be waste and ruined, your idols broken and destroyed, your incense altars cut down, and your works wiped out. 6 “Now therefore, Tattenai, governor of the province Beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai, and your associates the governors who are in the province Beyond the River, keep away. 6 One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches. 6 And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. 6 and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. 6 For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 6 For thus says the LORD of hosts: “Cut down her trees; cast up a siege mound against Jerusalem. This is the city that must be punished; there is nothing but oppression within her. 6 Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow? 6 He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. 6 So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD.” 6 And Israel was brought very low because of Midian. And the people of Israel cried out for help to the LORD. 6 And he shall bring to the priest as his compensation to the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flock, or its equivalent for a guilt offering. 6 On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 6 “With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 6 In it was written, “It is reported among the nations, and Geshem also says it, that you and the Jews intend to rebel; that is why you are building the wall. And according to these reports you wish to become their king. 6 “All the days that he separates himself to the LORD he shall not go near a dead body. 6 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. 6 I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping. 6 And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!” 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 6 Your teeth are like a flock of ewes that have come up from the washing; all of them bear twins; not one among them has lost its young. 6 The chariot with the black horses goes toward the north country, the white ones go after them, and the dappled ones go toward the south country.” 7 Meraioth fathered Amariah, Amariah fathered Ahitub, 7 To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? 7 When the house was built, it was with stone prepared at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron was heard in the house while it was being built. 7 Now then, take and prepare a new cart and two milk cows on which there has never come a yoke, and yoke the cows to the cart, but take their calves home, away from them. 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 7 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel. 7 by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 7 And he said, “Take it up.” So he reached out his hand and took it. 7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God. 7 And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith. 7 Therefore they shall now be the first of those who go into exile, and the revelry of those who stretch themselves out shall pass away.” 7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the counselors and the governors are agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an injunction, that whoever makes petition to any god or man for thirty days, except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 7 All the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied. 7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, 7 And Haman said to the king, “For the man whom the king delights to honor, 7 I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 7 And the slain shall fall in your midst, and you shall know that I am the LORD. 7 Let the work on this house of God alone. Let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews rebuild this house of God on its site. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 7 So the LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 7 For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. 7 But like Adam they transgressed the covenant; there they dealt faithlessly with me. 7 And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” 7 As a well keeps its water fresh, so she keeps fresh her evil; violence and destruction are heard within her; sickness and wounds are ever before me. 7 My appetite refuses to touch them; they are as food that is loathsome to me. 7 Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” 7 And he said to the people, “Go forward. March around the city and let the armed men pass on before the ark of the LORD.” 7 When the people of Israel cried out to the LORD on account of the Midianites, 7 And the priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD, and he shall be forgiven for any of the things that one may do and thereby become guilty.” 7 And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him. 7 And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” 7 And you have also set up prophets to proclaim concerning you in Jerusalem, ‘There is a king in Judah.’And now the king will hear of these reports. So now come and let us take counsel together.” 7 Not even for his father or for his mother, for brother or sister, if they die, shall he make himself unclean, because his separation to God is on his head. 7 Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, 7 My eye wastes away because of grief; it grows weak because of all my foes. 7 When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin. 7 Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate behind your veil. 7 When the strong horses came out, they were impatient to go and patrol the earth. And he said, “Go, patrol the earth.” So they patrolled the earth. 8 Ahitub fathered Zadok, Zadok fathered Ahimaaz, 8 But you yourselves wrong and defraud—even your own brothers! 8 The entrance for the lowest story was on the south side of the house, and one went up by stairs to the middle story, and from the middle story to the third. 8 And take the ark of the LORD and place it on the cart and put in a box at its side the figures of gold, which you are returning to him as a guilt offering. Then send it off and let it go its way 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 8 But the LORD said to David my father, ‘Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart. 8 through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 8 Once when the king of Syria was warring against Israel, he took counsel with his servants, saying, “At such and such a place shall be my camp.” 8 And David was angry because the LORD had burst forth against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzzah, to this day. 8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. 8 The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, declares the LORD, the God of hosts: “I abhor the pride of Jacob and hate his strongholds, and I will deliver up the city and all that is in it.” 8 Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of the Medes and the Persians, which cannot be revoked.” 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 8 For what advantage has the wise man over the fool? And what does the poor man have who knows how to conduct himself before the living? 8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. 8 let royal robes be brought, which the king has worn, and the horse that the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown is set. 8 I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. I will give it to you for a possession. I am the LORD.’ ” 8 “Yet I will leave some of you alive. When you have among the nations some who escape the sword, and when you are scattered through the countries, 8 Moreover, I make a decree regarding what you shall do for these elders of the Jews for the rebuilding of this house of God. The cost is to be paid to these men in full and without delay from the royal revenue, the tribute of the province from Beyond the River. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. 8 But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned. 8 Gilead is a city of evildoers, tracked with blood. 8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” 8 Be warned, O Jerusalem, lest I turn from you in disgust, lest I make you a desolation, an uninhabited land.” 8 “Oh that I might have my request, and that God would fulfill my hope, 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 8 And just as Joshua had commanded the people, the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the LORD went forward, blowing the trumpets, with the ark of the covenant of the LORD following them. 8 the LORD sent a prophet to the people of Israel. And he said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: I led you up from Egypt and brought you out of the house of bondage. 8 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 8 But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come and stand here.” And he rose and stood there. 8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? 8 Then I sent to him, saying, “No such things as you say have been done, for you are inventing them out of your own mind.” 8 All the days of his separation he is holy to the LORD. 8 she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. 8 Depart from me, all you workers of evil, for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping. 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 8 There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and virgins without number. 8 Then he cried to me, “Behold, those who go toward the north country have set my Spirit at rest in the north country.” 9 Ahimaaz fathered Azariah, Azariah fathered Johanan, 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 9 So he built the house and finished it, and he made the ceiling of the house of beams and planks of cedar. 9 and watch. If it goes up on the way to its own land, to Beth-shemesh, then it is he who has done us this great harm, but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that struck us; it happened to us by coincidence.” 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 9 Nevertheless, it is not you who shall build the house, but your son who shall be born to you shall build the house for my name.’ 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; 9 But the man of God sent word to the king of Israel, “Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are going down there.” 9 And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and he said, “How can the ark of the LORD come to me?” 9 Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with Stephen. 9 And if ten men remain in one house, they shall die. 9 Therefore King Darius signed the document and injunction. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. 9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the appetite: this also is vanity and a striving after wind. 9 Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him. 9 And let the robes and the horse be handed over to one of the king’s most noble officials. Let them dress the man whom the king delights to honor, and let them lead him on the horse through the square of the city, proclaiming before him: ‘Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.’ ” 9 Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery. 9 then those of you who escape will remember me among the nations where they are carried captive, how I have been broken over their whoring heart that has departed from me and over their eyes that go whoring after their idols. And they will be loathsome in their own sight for the evils that they have committed, for all their abominations. 9 And whatever is needed—bulls, rams, or sheep for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, or oil, as the priests at Jerusalem require—let that be given to them day by day without fail, 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God. 9 Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation. 9 As robbers lie in wait for a man, so the priests band together; they murder on the way to Shechem; they commit villainy. 9 And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “ ‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ 9 Thus says the LORD of hosts: “They shall glean thoroughly as a vine the remnant of Israel; like a grape-gatherer pass your hand again over its branches.” 9 that it would please God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off! 9 “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?” 9 The armed men were walking before the priests who were blowing the trumpets, and the rear guard was walking after the ark, while the trumpets blew continually. 9 And I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all who oppressed you, and drove them out before you and gave you their land. 9 “Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering. The burnt offering shall be on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning on it. 9 And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” 9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. 9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 9 The voice of the LORD cries to the city— and it is sound wisdom to fear your name: “Hear of the rod and of him who appointed it! 9 For they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will drop from the work, and it will not be done.” But now, O God, strengthen my hands. 9 “And if any man dies very suddenly beside him and he defiles his consecrated head, then he shall shave his head on the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day he shall shave it. 9 How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? 9 The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD accepts my prayer. 9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 9 My dove, my perfect one, is the only one, the only one of her mother, pure to her who bore her. The young women saw her and called her blessed; the queens and concubines also, and they praised her. 9 And the word of the LORD came to me: 10 and Johanan fathered Azariah (it was he who served as priest in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem). 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 10 He built the structure against the whole house, five cubits high, and it was joined to the house with timbers of cedar. 10 The men did so, and took two milk cows and yoked them to the cart and shut up their calves at home. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 10 Now the LORD has fulfilled his promise that he made. For I have risen in the place of David my father and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and I have built the house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel. 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. 10 And the king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God told him. Thus he used to warn him, so that he saved himself there more than once or twice. 10 So David was not willing to take the ark of the LORD into the city of David. But David took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. 10 But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking. 10 And when one’s relative, the one who anoints him for burial, shall take him up to bring the bones out of the house, and shall say to him who is in the innermost parts of the house, “Is there still anyone with you?” he shall say, “No”; and he shall say, “Silence! We must not mention the name of the LORD.” 10 When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously. 10 “And when the LORD your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, 10 Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what man is, and that he is not able to dispute with one stronger than he. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 10 Then the king said to Haman, “Hurry; take the robes and the horse, as you have said, and do so to Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king’s gate. Leave out nothing that you have mentioned.” 10 So the LORD said to Moses, 10 And they shall know that I am the LORD. I have not said in vain that I would do this evil to them.” 10 that they may offer pleasing sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. 10 And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 10 For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. 10 In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing; Ephraim’s whoredom is there; Israel is defiled. 10 Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.” 10 To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot listen; behold, the word of the LORD is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it. 10 This would be my comfort; I would even exult in pain unsparing, for I have not denied the words of the Holy One. 10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number. 10 But Joshua commanded the people, “You shall not shout or make your voice heard, neither shall any word go out of your mouth, until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout.” 10 And I said to you, ‘I am the LORD your God; you shall not fear the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell.’But you have not obeyed my voice.” 10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment and put his linen undergarment on his body, and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire has reduced the burnt offering on the altar and put them beside the altar. 10 And after looking around at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored. 10 And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 10 Can I forget any longer the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed? 10 Now when I went into the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was confined to his home, he said, “Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple. Let us close the doors of the temple, for they are coming to kill you. They are coming to kill you by night.” 10 On the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two pigeons to the priest to the entrance of the tent of meeting, 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, 10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled; they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment. 10 They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 10 “Who is this who looks down like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?” 10 “Take from the exiles Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon, and go the same day to the house of Josiah, the son of Zephaniah. 11 Azariah fathered Amariah, Amariah fathered Ahitub, 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 11 Now the word of the LORD came to Solomon, 11 And they put the ark of the LORD on the cart and the box with the golden mice and the images of their tumors. 11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 11 And there I have set the ark, in which is the covenant of the LORD that he made with the people of Israel.” 11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. 11 And the mind of the king of Syria was greatly troubled because of this thing, and he called his servants and said to them, “Will you not show me who of us is for the king of Israel?” 11 And the ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the LORD blessed Obed-edom and all his household. 11 Then they secretly instigated men who said, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God.” 11 For behold, the LORD commands, and the great house shall be struck down into fragments, and the little house into bits. 11 Then these men came by agreement and found Daniel making petition and plea before his God. 11 and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant—and when you eat and are full, 11 The more words, the more vanity, and what is the advantage to man? 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 11 So Haman took the robes and the horse, and he dressed Mordecai and led him through the square of the city, proclaiming before him, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.” 11 “Go in, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the people of Israel go out of his land.” 11 Thus says the Lord GOD: “Clap your hands and stamp your foot and say, Alas, because of all the evil abominations of the house of Israel, for they shall fall by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence. 11 Also I make a decree that if anyone alters this edict, a beam shall be pulled out of his house, and he shall be impaled on it, and his house shall be made a dunghill. 11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence. 11 And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, 11 For you also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed, when I restore the fortunes of my people. 11 Then I said, “How long, O Lord?” And he said: “Until cities lie waste without inhabitant, and houses without people, and the land is a desolate waste, 11 Therefore I am full of the wrath of the LORD; I am weary of holding it in. “Pour it out upon the children in the street, and upon the gatherings of young men, also; both husband and wife shall be taken, the elderly and the very aged. 11 What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should be patient? 11 Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. 11 So he caused the ark of the LORD to circle the city, going about it once. And they came into the camp and spent the night in the camp. 11 Now the angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress to hide it from the Midianites. 11 Then he shall take off his garments and put on other garments and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place. 11 But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus. 11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 11 Shall I acquit the man with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful weights? 11 But I said, “Should such a man as I run away? And what man such as I could go into the temple and live? I will not go in.” 11 and the priest shall offer one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering, and make atonement for him, because he sinned by reason of the dead body. And he shall consecrate his head that same day 11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man. 11 Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. 11 I went down to the nut orchard to look at the blossoms of the valley, to see whether the vines had budded, whether the pomegranates were in bloom. 11 Take from them silver and gold, and make a crown, and set it on the head of Joshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 12 Ahitub fathered Zadok, Zadok fathered Shallum, 12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. 12 “Concerning this house that you are building, if you will walk in my statutes and obey my rules and keep all my commandments and walk in them, then I will establish my word with you, which I spoke to David your father. 12 And the cows went straight in the direction of Beth-shemesh along one highway, lowing as they went. They turned neither to the right nor to the left, and the lords of the Philistines went after them as far as the border of Beth-shemesh. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 12 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands. 12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. 12 And one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.” 12 And it was told King David, “The LORD has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing. 12 And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes, and they came upon him and seized him and brought him before the council, 12 Do horses run on rocks? Does one plow there with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood— 12 Then they came near and said before the king, concerning the injunction, “O king! Did you not sign an injunction, that anyone who makes petition to any god or man within thirty days except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions?” The king answered and said, “The thing stands fast, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be revoked.” 12 then take care lest you forget the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 12 For who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which he passes like a shadow? For who can tell man what will be after him under the sun? 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 12 Then Mordecai returned to the king’s gate. But Haman hurried to his house, mourning and with his head covered. 12 But Moses said to the LORD, “Behold, the people of Israel have not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?” 12 He who is far off shall die of pestilence, and he who is near shall fall by the sword, and he who is left and is preserved shall die of famine. Thus I will spend my fury upon them. 12 May the God who has caused his name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who shall put out a hand to alter this, or to destroy this house of God that is in Jerusalem. I Darius make a decree; let it be done with all diligence.” 12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 12 And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. 12 so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 12 and the LORD removes people far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land. 12 Their houses shall be turned over to others, their fields and wives together, for I will stretch out my hand against the inhabitants of the land,” declares the LORD. 12 Is my strength the strength of stones, or is my flesh bronze? 12 And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.” 12 Then Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD. 12 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, “The LORD is with you, O mighty man of valor.” 12 The fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it shall not go out. The priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and he shall arrange the burnt offering on it and shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings. 12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. 12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 12 Your rich men are full of violence; your inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth. 12 And I understood and saw that God had not sent him, but he had pronounced the prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 12 and separate himself to the LORD for the days of his separation and bring a male lamb a year old for a guilt offering. But the previous period shall be void, because his separation was defiled. 12 A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, 12 When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 12 Before I was aware, my desire set me among the chariots of my kinsman, a prince. 12 And say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, “Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: for he shall branch out from his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD. 13 Shallum fathered Hilkiah, Hilkiah fathered Azariah, 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel and will not forsake my people Israel.” 13 Now the people of Beth-shemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley. And when they lifted up their eyes and saw the ark, they rejoiced to see it. 13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, 13 Solomon had made a bronze platform five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had set it in the court, and he stood on it. Then he knelt on his knees in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven, 13 In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also. 13 And he said, “Go and see where he is, that I may send and seize him.” It was told him, “Behold, he is in Dothan.” 13 And when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. 13 and they set up false witnesses who said, “This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law, 13 you who rejoice in Lo-debar, who say, “Have we not by our own strength captured Karnaim for ourselves?” 13 Then they answered and said before the king, “Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or the injunction you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day.” 13 It is the LORD your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 13 And Haman told his wife Zeresh and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and his wife Zeresh said to him, “If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of the Jewish people, you will not overcome him but will surely fall before him.” 13 But the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them a charge about the people of Israel and about Pharaoh king of Egypt: to bring the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt. 13 And you shall know that I am the LORD, when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the mountaintops, under every green tree, and under every leafy oak, wherever they offered pleasing aroma to all their idols. 13 Then, according to the word sent by Darius the king, Tattenai, the governor of the province Beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai, and their associates did with all diligence what Darius the king had ordered. 13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 13 And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 13 And though a tenth remain in it, it will be burned again, like a terebinth or an oak, whose stump remains when it is felled.” The holy seed is its stump. 13 “For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely. 13 Have I any help in me, when resource is driven from me? 13 So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten. 13 And the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD walked on, and they blew the trumpets continually. And the armed men were walking before them, and the rear guard was walking after the ark of the LORD, while the trumpets blew continually. 13 And Gideon said to him, “Please, sir, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all his wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us, saying, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’But now the LORD has forsaken us and given us into the hand of Midian.” 13 Fire shall be kept burning on the altar continually; it shall not go out. 13 And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles: 13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 13 Therefore I strike you with a grievous blow, making you desolate because of your sins. 13 For this purpose he was hired, that I should be afraid and act in this way and sin, and so they could give me a bad name in order to taunt me. 13 “And this is the law for the Nazirite, when the time of his separation has been completed: he shall be brought to the entrance of the tent of meeting, 13 winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 13 Return, return, O Shulammite, return, return, that we may look upon you. Why should you look upon the Shulammite, as upon a dance before two armies? 13 It is he who shall build the temple of the LORD and shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule on his throne. And there shall be a priest on his throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.” ’ 14 Azariah fathered Seraiah, Seraiah fathered Jehozadak; 14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. 14 So Solomon built the house and finished it. 14 The cart came into the field of Joshua of Beth-shemesh and stopped there. A great stone was there. And they split up the wood of the cart and offered the cows as a burnt offering to the LORD. 14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 14 and said, “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart, 14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 14 So he sent there horses and chariots and a great army, and they came by night and surrounded the city. 14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod. 14 for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us.” 14 “For behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel,” declares the LORD, the God of hosts; “and they shall oppress you from Lebo-hamath to the Brook of the Arabah.” 14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was much distressed and set his mind to deliver Daniel. And he labored till the sun went down to rescue him. 14 You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you— 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 14 While they were yet talking with him, the king’s eunuchs arrived and hurried to bring Haman to the feast that Esther had prepared. 14 These are the heads of their fathers’ houses: the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the clans of Reuben. 14 And I will stretch out my hand against them and make the land desolate and waste, in all their dwelling places, from the wilderness to Riblah. Then they will know that I am the LORD.” 14 And the elders of the Jews built and prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. They finished their building by decree of the God of Israel and by decree of Cyrus and Darius and Artaxerxes king of Persia; 14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 14 Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch. 14 saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” 14 They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace. 14 “He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty. 14 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, “This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!” 14 And the second day they marched around the city once, and returned into the camp. So they did for six days. 14 And the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian; do not I send you?” 14 “And this is the law of the grain offering. The sons of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD in front of the altar. 14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, 14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.” 14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 14 You shall eat, but not be satisfied, and there shall be hunger within you; you shall put away, but not preserve, and what you preserve I will give to the sword. 14 Remember Tobiah and Sanballat, O my God, according to these things that they did, and also the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who wanted to make me afraid. 14 and he shall bring his gift to the LORD, one male lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt offering, and one ewe lamb a year old without blemish as a sin offering, and one ram without blemish as a peace offering, 14 with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; 14 The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. 14 And the crown shall be in the temple of the LORD as a reminder to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen the son of Zephaniah. 15 and Jehozadak went into exile when the LORD sent Judah and Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 15 He lined the walls of the house on the inside with boards of cedar. From the floor of the house to the walls of the ceiling, he covered them on the inside with wood, and he covered the floor of the house with boards of cypress. 15 And the Levites took down the ark of the LORD and the box that was beside it, in which were the golden figures, and set them upon the great stone. And the men of Beth-shemesh offered burnt offerings and sacrificed sacrifices on that day to the LORD. 15 which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 15 who have kept with your servant David my father what you declared to him. You spoke with your mouth, and with your hand have fulfilled it this day. 15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 15 When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting and with the sound of the horn. 15 And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was like the face of an angel. 15 Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, “Know, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no injunction or ordinance that the king establishes can be changed.” 15 for the LORD your God in your midst is a jealous God—lest the anger of the LORD your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth. 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 15 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the clans of Simeon. 15 and this house was finished on the third day of the month of Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king. 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 15 This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits. 15 And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise. 15 Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown,” says the LORD. 15 My brothers are treacherous as a torrent-bed, as torrential streams that pass away, 15 Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself. 15 On the seventh day they rose early, at the dawn of day, and marched around the city in the same manner seven times. It was only on that day that they marched around the city seven times. 15 And he said to him, “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” 15 And one shall take from it a handful of the fine flour of the grain offering and its oil and all the frankincense that is on the grain offering and burn this as its memorial portion on the altar, a pleasing aroma to the LORD. 15 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, 15 But others said, “He is Elijah.” And others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 15 You shall sow, but not reap; you shall tread olives, but not anoint yourselves with oil; you shall tread grapes, but not drink wine. 15 So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days. 15 and a basket of unleavened bread, loaves of fine flour mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers smeared with oil, and their grain offering and their drink offerings. 15 therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing. 15 Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 15 “And those who are far off shall come and help to build the temple of the LORD. And you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you. And this shall come to pass, if you will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.” 16 The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari. 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” 16 He built twenty cubits of the rear of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the walls, and he built this within as an inner sanctuary, as the Most Holy Place. 16 And when the five lords of the Philistines saw it, they returned that day to Ekron. 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. 16 Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father what you have promised him, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk in my law as you have walked before me.’ 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 16 He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 16 As the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, and she despised him in her heart. 16 Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!” 16 “You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested him at Massah. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 16 These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, the years of the life of Levi being 137 years. 16 And the people of Israel, the priests and the Levites, and the rest of the returned exiles, celebrated the dedication of this house of God with joy. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. 16 Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above, and set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks. 16 For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. 16 Thus says the LORD: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ 16 which are dark with ice, and where the snow hides itself. 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 16 And at the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, “Shout, for the LORD has given you the city. 16 And the LORD said to him, “But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.” 16 And the rest of it Aaron and his sons shall eat. It shall be eaten unleavened in a holy place. In the court of the tent of meeting they shall eat it. 16 and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor. 16 But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.” 16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 16 For you have kept the statutes of Omri, and all the works of the house of Ahab; and you have walked in their counsels, that I may make you a desolation, and your inhabitants a hissing; so you shall bear the scorn of my people.” 16 And when all our enemies heard of it, all the nations around us were afraid and fell greatly in their own esteem, for they perceived that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God. 16 And the priest shall bring them before the LORD and offer his sin offering and his burnt offering, 16 There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 16 calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimei. 17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 17 The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long. 17 These are the golden tumors that the Philistines returned as a guilt offering to the LORD: one for Ashdod, one for Gaza, one for Ashkelon, one for Gath, one for Ekron, 17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 17 Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, let your word be confirmed, which you have spoken to your servant David. 17 Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, 17 Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it. And David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD. 17 And a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel. 17 You shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies and his statutes, which he has commanded you. 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 17 The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, by their clans. 17 They offered at the dedication of this house of God 100 bulls, 200 rams, 400 lambs, and as a sin offering for all Israel 12 male goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel. 17 From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. 17 For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die. 17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 17 I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Pay attention to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not pay attention.’ 17 When they melt, they disappear; when it is hot, they vanish from their place. 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 17 And the city and all that is within it shall be devoted to the LORD for destruction. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent. 17 And he said to him, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, then show me a sign that it is you who speak with me. 17 It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it as their portion of my food offerings. It is a thing most holy, like the sin offering and the guilt offering. 17 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, 17 For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because he had married her. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 17 Moreover, in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came to them. 17 and he shall offer the ram as a sacrifice of peace offering to the LORD, with the basket of unleavened bread. The priest shall offer also its grain offering and its drink offering. 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 18 The cedar within the house was carved in the form of gourds and open flowers. All was cedar; no stone was seen. 18 and the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both fortified cities and unwalled villages. The great stone beside which they set down the ark of the LORD is a witness to this day in the field of Joshua of Beth-shemesh. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 18 “But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this house that I have built! 18 and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.” 18 And when the Syrians came down against him, Elisha prayed to the LORD and said, “Please strike this people with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness in accordance with the prayer of Elisha. 18 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts 18 Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; no diversions were brought to him, and sleep fled from him. 18 And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may go well with you, and that you may go in and take possession of the good land that the LORD swore to give to your fathers 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 18 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, the years of the life of Kohath being 133 years. 18 And they set the priests in their divisions and the Levites in their divisions, for the service of God at Jerusalem, as it is written in the Book of Moses. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen. 18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 18 Therefore hear, O nations, and know, O congregation, what will happen to them. 18 The caravans turn aside from their course; they go up into the waste and perish. 18 The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 18 But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction, lest when you have devoted them you take any of the devoted things and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and bring trouble upon it. 18 Please do not depart from here until I come to you and bring out my present and set it before you.” And he said, “I will stay till you return.” 18 Every male among the children of Aaron may eat of it, as decreed forever throughout your generations, from the LORD’s food offerings. Whatever touches them shall become holy.” 18 who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 18 For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 18 For many in Judah were bound by oath to him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah: and his son Jehohanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah as his wife. 18 And the Nazirite shall shave his consecrated head at the entrance of the tent of meeting and shall take the hair from his consecrated head and put it on the fire that is under the sacrifice of the peace offering. 18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites according to their fathers. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 19 The inner sanctuary he prepared in the innermost part of the house, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD. 19 And he struck some of the men of Beth-shemesh, because they looked upon the ark of the LORD. He struck seventy men of them, and the people mourned because the LORD had struck the people with a great blow. 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. 19 Yet have regard to the prayer of your servant and to his plea, O LORD my God, listening to the cry and to the prayer that your servant prays before you, 19 And Elisha said to them, “This is not the way, and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek.” And he led them to Samaria. 19 and distributed among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins to each one. Then all the people departed, each to his house. 19 Then, at break of day, the king arose and went in haste to the den of lions. 19 by thrusting out all your enemies from before you, as the LORD has promised. 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites according to their generations. 19 On the fourteenth day of the first month, the returned exiles kept the Passover. 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 19 Hear, O earth; behold, I am bringing disaster upon this people, the fruit of their devices, because they have not paid attention to my words; and as for my law, they have rejected it. 19 The caravans of Tema look, the travelers of Sheba hope. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. 19 But all silver and gold, and every vessel of bronze and iron, are holy to the LORD; they shall go into the treasury of the LORD.” 19 So Gideon went into his house and prepared a young goat and unleavened cakes from an ephah of flour. The meat he put in a basket, and the broth he put in a pot, and brought them to him under the terebinth and presented them. 19 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 19 And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all. 19 And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 19 Also they spoke of his good deeds in my presence and reported my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to make me afraid. 19 And the priest shall take the shoulder of the ram, when it is boiled, and one unleavened loaf out of the basket and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them on the hands of the Nazirite, after he has shaved the hair of his consecration, 19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. 19 I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. 20 Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 20 The inner sanctuary was twenty cubits long, twenty cubits wide, and twenty cubits high, and he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid an altar of cedar. 20 Then the men of Beth-shemesh said, “Who is able to stand before the LORD, this holy God? And to whom shall he go up away from us?” 20 O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” 20 that your eyes may be open day and night toward this house, the place where you have promised to set your name, that you may listen to the prayer that your servant offers toward this place. 20 As soon as they entered Samaria, Elisha said, “O LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see.” So the LORD opened their eyes and they saw, and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria. 20 And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel honored himself today, uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants’ female servants, as one of the vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” 20 As he came near to the den where Daniel was, he cried out in a tone of anguish. The king declared to Daniel, “O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” 20 “When your son asks you in time to come, ‘What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the LORD our God has commanded you?’ 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. 20 Amram took as his wife Jochebed his father’s sister, and she bore him Aaron and Moses, the years of the life of Amram being 137 years. 20 For the priests and the Levites had purified themselves together; all of them were clean. So they slaughtered the Passover lamb for all the returned exiles, for their fellow priests, and for themselves. 20 Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground, according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you to keep them alive. 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. 20 What use to me is frankincense that comes from Sheba, or sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices pleasing to me. 20 They are ashamed because they were confident; they come there and are disappointed. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 20 So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city. 20 And the angel of God said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened cakes, and put them on this rock, and pour the broth over them.” And he did so. 20 “This is the offering that Aaron and his sons shall offer to the LORD on the day when he is anointed: a tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a regular grain offering, half of it in the morning and half in the evening. 20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly. 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 20 and the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD. They are a holy portion for the priest, together with the breast that is waved and the thigh that is contributed. And after that the Nazirite may drink wine. 20 My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. 20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son. 21 And Solomon overlaid the inside of the house with pure gold, and he drew chains of gold across, in front of the inner sanctuary, and overlaid it with gold. 21 So they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kiriath-jearim, saying, “The Philistines have returned the ark of the LORD. Come down and take it up to you.” 21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you. 21 And listen to the pleas of your servant and of your people Israel, when they pray toward this place. And listen from heaven your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive. 21 As soon as the king of Israel saw them, he said to Elisha, “My father, shall I strike them down? Shall I strike them down?” 21 And David said to Michal, “It was before the LORD, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me as prince over Israel, the people of the LORD—and I will make merry before the LORD. 21 Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! 21 then you shall say to your son, ‘We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt. And the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 21 So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything. 21 The sons of Izhar: Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri. 21 It was eaten by the people of Israel who had returned from exile, and also by every one who had joined them and separated himself from the uncleanness of the peoples of the land to worship the LORD, the God of Israel. 21 Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up. It shall serve as food for you and for them.” 21 Therefore thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will lay before this people stumbling blocks against which they shall stumble; fathers and sons together, neighbor and friend shall perish.’ ” 21 For you have now become nothing; you see my calamity and are afraid. 21 Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going. 21 Then they devoted all in the city to destruction, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys, with the edge of the sword. 21 Then the angel of the LORD reached out the tip of the staff that was in his hand and touched the meat and the unleavened cakes. And fire sprang up from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened cakes. And the angel of the LORD vanished from his sight. 21 It shall be made with oil on a griddle. You shall bring it well mixed, in baked pieces like a grain offering, and offer it for a pleasing aroma to the LORD. 21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 21 But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his nobles and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 21 “This is the law of the Nazirite. But if he vows an offering to the LORD above his Nazirite vow, as he can afford, in exact accordance with the vow that he takes, then he shall do in addition to the law of the Nazirite.” 21 Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. 21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 The sons of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son, 22 And he overlaid the whole house with gold, until all the house was finished. Also the whole altar that belonged to the inner sanctuary he overlaid with gold. 22 “If a man sins against his neighbor and is made to take an oath and comes and swears his oath before your altar in this house, 22 He answered, “You shall not strike them down. Would you strike down those whom you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master.” 22 I will make myself yet more contemptible than this, and I will be abased in your eyes. But by the female servants of whom you have spoken, by them I shall be held in honor.” 22 My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.” 22 And the LORD showed signs and wonders, great and grievous, against Egypt and against Pharaoh and all his household, before our eyes. 22 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts. 22 The sons of Uzziel: Mishael, Elzaphan, and Sithri. 22 And they kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy, for the LORD had made them joyful and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, so that he aided them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel. 22 Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him. 22 Thus says the LORD: “Behold, a people is coming from the north country, a great nation is stirring from the farthest parts of the earth. 22 Have I said, ‘Make me a gift’? Or, ‘From your wealth offer a bribe for me’? 22 On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 22 But to the two men who had spied out the land, Joshua said, “Go into the prostitute’s house and bring out from there the woman and all who belong to her, as you swore to her.” 22 Then Gideon perceived that he was the angel of the LORD. And Gideon said, “Alas, O Lord GOD! For now I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face.” 22 The priest from among Aaron’s sons, who is anointed to succeed him, shall offer it to the LORD as decreed forever. The whole of it shall be burned. 22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 22 For when Herodias’s daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. And the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it to you.” 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 22 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 22 When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 Elkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son, 23 In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olivewood, each ten cubits high. 23 then hear from heaven and act and judge your servants, repaying the guilty by bringing his conduct on his own head, and vindicating the righteous by rewarding him according to his righteousness. 23 So he prepared for them a great feast, and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. And the Syrians did not come again on raids into the land of Israel. 23 And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death. 23 Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. 23 And he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in and give us the land that he swore to give to our fathers. 23 Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 23 Aaron took as his wife Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab and the sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 23 They lay hold on bow and javelin; they are cruel and have no mercy; the sound of them is like the roaring sea; they ride on horses, set in array as a man for battle, against you, O daughter of Zion!” 23 Or, ‘Deliver me from the adversary’s hand’? Or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of the ruthless’? 23 Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 23 So the young men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab and her father and mother and brothers and all who belonged to her. And they brought all her relatives and put them outside the camp of Israel. 23 But the LORD said to him, “Peace be to you. Do not fear; you shall not die.” 23 Every grain offering of a priest shall be wholly burned. It shall not be eaten.” 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. 23 And he vowed to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom.” 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! 23 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them, 23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life, 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son. 24 Five cubits was the length of one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the length of the other wing of the cherub; it was ten cubits from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other. 24 “If your people Israel are defeated before the enemy because they have sinned against you, and they turn again and acknowledge your name and pray and plead with you in this house, 24 Afterward Ben-hadad king of Syria mustered his entire army and went up and besieged Samaria. 24 And the king commanded, and those men who had maliciously accused Daniel were brought and cast into the den of lions—they, their children, and their wives. And before they reached the bottom of the den, the lions overpowered them and broke all their bones in pieces. 24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as we are this day. 24 Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible. 24 The sons of Korah: Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the clans of the Korahites. 24 We have heard the report of it; our hands fall helpless; anguish has taken hold of us, pain as of a woman in labor. 24 “Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have gone astray. 24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 24 And they burned the city with fire, and everything in it. Only the silver and gold, and the vessels of bronze and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD. 24 Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD and called it, The LORD Is Peace. To this day it still stands at Ophrah, which belongs to the Abiezrites. 24 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. 24 And she went out and said to her mother, “For what should I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.” 24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. 24 The LORD bless you and keep you; 24 to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress. 25 The sons of Elkanah: Amasai and Ahimoth, 25 The other cherub also measured ten cubits; both cherubim had the same measure and the same form. 25 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and bring them again to the land that you gave to them and to their fathers. 25 And there was a great famine in Samaria, as they besieged it, until a donkey’s head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and the fourth part of a kab of dove’s dung for five shekels of silver. 25 Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: “Peace be multiplied to you. 25 And it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to do all this commandment before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us.’ 25 Eleazar, Aaron’s son, took as his wife one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites by their clans. 25 Go not out into the field, nor walk on the road, for the enemy has a sword; terror is on every side. 25 How forceful are upright words! But what does reproof from you reprove? 25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 25 But Rahab the prostitute and her father’s household and all who belonged to her, Joshua saved alive. And she has lived in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. 25 That night the LORD said to him, “Take your father’s bull, and the second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the Asherah that is beside it 25 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering. In the place where the burnt offering is killed shall the sin offering be killed before the LORD; it is most holy. 25 “Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. “Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. 25 And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 25 the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes; 26 Elkanah his son, Zophai his son, Nahath his son, 26 The height of one cherub was ten cubits, and so was that of the other cherub. 26 “When heaven is shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, if they pray toward this place and acknowledge your name and turn from their sin, when you afflict them, 26 Now as the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried out to him, saying, “Help, my lord, O king!” 26 I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion people are to tremble and fear before the God of Daniel, for he is the living God, enduring forever; his kingdom shall never be destroyed, and his dominion shall be to the end. 26 These are the Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said: “Bring out the people of Israel from the land of Egypt by their hosts.” 26 O daughter of my people, put on sackcloth, and roll in ashes; make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentation, for suddenly the destroyer will come upon us. 26 Do you think that you can reprove words, when the speech of a despairing man is wind? 26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 26 Joshua laid an oath on them at that time, saying, “Cursed before the LORD be the man who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho. “At the cost of his firstborn shall he lay its foundation, and at the cost of his youngest son shall he set up its gates.” 26 and build an altar to the LORD your God on the top of the stronghold here, with stones laid in due order. Then take the second bull and offer it as a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah that you shall cut down.” 26 The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it. In a holy place it shall be eaten, in the court of the tent of meeting. 26 “Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets. 26 And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 26 the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. 26 for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life. 27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son. 27 He put the cherubim in the innermost part of the house. And the wings of the cherubim were spread out so that a wing of one touched the one wall, and a wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; their other wings touched each other in the middle of the house. 27 then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel, when you teach them the good way in which they should walk, and grant rain upon your land, which you have given to your people as an inheritance. 27 And he said, “If the LORD will not help you, how shall I help you? From the threshing floor, or from the winepress?” 27 He delivers and rescues; he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, he who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions.” 27 It was they who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing out the people of Israel from Egypt, this Moses and this Aaron. 27 “I have made you a tester of metals among my people, that you may know and test their ways. 27 You would even cast lots over the fatherless, and bargain over your friend. 27 Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” 27 So the LORD was with Joshua, and his fame was in all the land. 27 So Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the LORD had told him. But because he was too afraid of his family and the men of the town to do it by day, he did it by night. 27 Whatever touches its flesh shall be holy, and when any of its blood is splashed on a garment, you shall wash that on which it was splashed in a holy place. 27 “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 27 And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 27 “So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.” 27 Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned? 28 The sons of Samuel: Joel his firstborn, the second Abijah. 28 And he overlaid the cherubim with gold. 28 “If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence or blight or mildew or locust or caterpillar, if their enemies besiege them in the land at their gates, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is, 28 And the king asked her, “What is your trouble?” She answered, “This woman said to me, ‘Give your son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.’ 28 So this Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian. 28 On the day when the LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, 28 They are all stubbornly rebellious, going about with slanders; they are bronze and iron; all of them act corruptly. 28 “But now, be pleased to look at me, for I will not lie to your face. 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 28 When the men of the town rose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was broken down, and the Asherah beside it was cut down, and the second bull was offered on the altar that had been built. 28 And the earthenware vessel in which it is boiled shall be broken. But if it is boiled in a bronze vessel, that shall be scoured and rinsed in water. 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 28 and brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 28 Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched? 29 The sons of Merari: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son, 29 Around all the walls of the house he carved engraved figures of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, in the inner and outer rooms. 29 whatever prayer, whatever plea is made by any man or by all your people Israel, each knowing his own affliction and his own sorrow and stretching out his hands toward this house, 29 So we boiled my son and ate him. And on the next day I said to her, ‘Give your son, that we may eat him.’But she has hidden her son.” 29 the LORD said to Moses, “I am the LORD; tell Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you.” 29 The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed by the fire; in vain the refining goes on, for the wicked are not removed. 29 Please turn; let no injustice be done. Turn now; my vindication is at stake. 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 29 And they said to one another, “Who has done this thing?” And after they had searched and inquired, they said, “Gideon the son of Joash has done this thing.” 29 Every male among the priests may eat of it; it is most holy. 29 To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. 29 When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb. 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; none who touches her will go unpunished. 30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, and Asaiah his son. 30 The floor of the house he overlaid with gold in the inner and outer rooms. 30 then hear from heaven your dwelling place and forgive and render to each whose heart you know, according to all his ways, for you, you only, know the hearts of the children of mankind, 30 When the king heard the words of the woman, he tore his clothes—now he was passing by on the wall—and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth beneath on his body— 30 But Moses said to the LORD, “Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips. How will Pharaoh listen to me?” 30 Rejected silver they are called, for the LORD has rejected them.” 30 Is there any injustice on my tongue? Cannot my palate discern the cause of calamity? 30 So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? 30 Then the men of the town said to Joash, “Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has broken down the altar of Baal and cut down the Asherah beside it.” 30 But no sin offering shall be eaten from which any blood is brought into the tent of meeting to make atonement in the Holy Place; it shall be burned up with fire. 30 Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 30 People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry, 31 These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the LORD after the ark rested there. 31 For the entrance to the inner sanctuary he made doors of olivewood; the lintel and the doorposts were five-sided. 31 that they may fear you and walk in your ways all the days that they live in the land that you gave to our fathers. 31 and he said, “May God do so to me and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat remains on his shoulders today.” 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” 31 But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Will you contend for Baal? Or will you save him? Whoever contends for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because his altar has been broken down.” 31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’or ‘What shall we drink?’or ‘What shall we wear?’ 31 but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house. 32 They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Solomon built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, and they performed their service according to their order. 32 He covered the two doors of olivewood with carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers. He overlaid them with gold and spread gold on the cherubim and on the palm trees. 32 “Likewise, when a foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a far country for the sake of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm, when he comes and prays toward this house, 32 Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. Now the king had dispatched a man from his presence, but before the messenger arrived Elisha said to the elders, “Do you see how this murderer has sent to take off my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold the door fast against him. Is not the sound of his master’s feet behind him?” 32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 32 Therefore on that day Gideon was called Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend against him,” because he broke down his altar. 32 “If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 32 And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 32 He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself. 33 These are the men who served and their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman the singer the son of Joel, son of Samuel, 33 So also he made for the entrance to the nave doorposts of olivewood, in the form of a square, 33 hear from heaven your dwelling place and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to you, in order that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your people Israel, and that they may know that this house that I have built is called by your name. 33 And while he was still speaking with them, the messenger came down to him and said, “This trouble is from the LORD! Why should I wait for the LORD any longer?” 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 33 Now all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the East came together, and they crossed the Jordan and encamped in the Valley of Jezreel. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 33 He will get wounds and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be wiped away. 34 son of Elkanah, son of Jeroham, son of Eliel, son of Toah, 34 and two doors of cypress wood. The two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding. 34 “If your people go out to battle against their enemies, by whatever way you shall send them, and they pray to you toward this city that you have chosen and the house that I have built for your name, 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” 34 But the Spirit of the LORD clothed Gideon, and he sounded the trumpet, and the Abiezrites were called out to follow him. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 34 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. 34 For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge. 35 son of Zuph, son of Elkanah, son of Mahath, son of Amasai, 35 On them he carved cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, and he overlaid them with gold evenly applied on the carved work. 35 then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and maintain their cause. 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 35 And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh, and they too were called out to follow him. And he sent messengers to Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali, and they went up to meet them. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 35 And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. 35 He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts. 36 son of Elkanah, son of Joel, son of Azariah, son of Zephaniah, 36 He built the inner court with three courses of cut stone and one course of cedar beams. 36 “If they sin against you—for there is no one who does not sin—and you are angry with them and give them to an enemy, so that they are carried away captive to a land far or near, 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 36 Then Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said, 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 36 Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” 37 son of Tahath, son of Assir, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, 37 In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv. 37 yet if they turn their heart in the land to which they have been carried captive, and repent and plead with you in the land of their captivity, saying, ‘We have sinned and have acted perversely and wickedly,’ 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 37 behold, I am laying a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece alone, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said.” 37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 37 But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” 38 son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, son of Israel; 38 And in the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished in all its parts, and according to all its specifications. He was seven years in building it. 38 if they repent with all their mind and with all their heart in the land of their captivity to which they were carried captive, and pray toward their land, which you gave to their fathers, the city that you have chosen and the house that I have built for your name, 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 38 And it was so. When he rose early next morning and squeezed the fleece, he wrung enough dew from the fleece to fill a bowl with water. 38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” 38 And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39 and his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, namely, Asaph the son of Berechiah, son of Shimea, 39 then hear from heaven your dwelling place their prayer and their pleas, and maintain their cause and forgive your people who have sinned against you. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 39 Then Gideon said to God, “Let not your anger burn against me; let me speak just once more. Please let me test just once more with the fleece. Please let it be dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground let there be dew.” 39 He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 39 Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 son of Michael, son of Baaseiah, son of Malchijah, 40 Now, O my God, let your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayer of this place. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” 40 And God did so that night; and it was dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground there was dew. 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. 40 So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. 41 son of Ethni, son of Zerah, son of Adaiah, 41 “And now arise, O LORD God, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. Let your priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let your saints rejoice in your goodness. 41 So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 41 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 41 And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. 42 son of Ethan, son of Zimmah, son of Shimei, 42 O LORD God, do not turn away the face of your anointed one! Remember your steadfast love for David your servant.” 42 They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye. 42 And they all ate and were satisfied. 43 son of Jahath, son of Gershom, son of Levi. 43 Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. 43 “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. 44 On the left hand were their brothers, the sons of Merari: Ethan the son of Kishi, son of Abdi, son of Malluch, 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. 44 for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. 44 And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men. 45 son of Hashabiah, son of Amaziah, son of Hilkiah, 45 It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me— 45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. 45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 son of Amzi, son of Bani, son of Shemer, 46 not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. 46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’and not do what I tell you? 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47 son of Mahli, son of Mushi, son of Merari, son of Levi. 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 And their brothers the Levites were appointed for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of God. 48 I am the bread of life. 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, 49 But Aaron and his sons made offerings on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense for all the work of the Most Holy Place, and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 49 But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.” 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 These are the sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son, 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son, 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son, 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened. 53 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son. 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore. 54 These are their dwelling places according to their settlements within their borders: to the sons of Aaron of the clans of Kohathites, for theirs was the first lot, 54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 54 And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him 55 to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah and its surrounding pasturelands, 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 55 and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was. 56 but the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 56 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. 56 And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well. 57 To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge: Hebron, Libnah with its pasturelands, Jattir, Eshtemoa with its pasturelands, 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58 Hilen with its pasturelands, Debir with its pasturelands, 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59 Ashan with its pasturelands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands; 59 Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum. 60 and from the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon, Geba with its pasturelands, Alemeth with its pasturelands, and Anathoth with its pasturelands. All their cities throughout their clans were thirteen. 60 When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61 To the rest of the Kohathites were given by lot out of the clan of the tribe, out of the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities. 61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62 To the Gershomites according to their clans were allotted thirteen cities out of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and Manasseh in Bashan. 62 Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63 To the Merarites according to their clans were allotted twelve cities out of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 So the people of Israel gave the Levites the cities with their pasturelands. 64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 65 They gave by lot out of the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin these cities that are mentioned by name. 65 And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.” 66 And some of the clans of the sons of Kohath had cities of their territory out of the tribe of Ephraim. 66 After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. 67 They were given the cities of refuge: Shechem with its pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasturelands, 67 So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68 Jokmeam with its pasturelands, Beth-horon with its pasturelands, 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69 Aijalon with its pasturelands, Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands, 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” 70 and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Aner with its pasturelands, and Bileam with its pasturelands, for the rest of the clans of the Kohathites. 70 Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” 71 To the Gershomites were given out of the clan of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan with its pasturelands and Ashtaroth with its pasturelands; 71 He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the Twelve, was going to betray him. 72 and out of the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with its pasturelands, Daberath with its pasturelands, 73 Ramoth with its pasturelands, and Anem with its pasturelands; 74 out of the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its pasturelands, Abdon with its pasturelands, 75 Hukok with its pasturelands, and Rehob with its pasturelands; 76 and out of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasturelands, Hammon with its pasturelands, and Kiriathaim with its pasturelands. 77 To the rest of the Merarites were allotted out of the tribe of Zebulun: Rimmono with its pasturelands, Tabor with its pasturelands, 78 and beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, out of the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness with its pasturelands, Jahzah with its pasturelands, 79 Kedemoth with its pasturelands, and Mephaath with its pasturelands; 80 and out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasturelands, Mahanaim with its pasturelands, 81 Heshbon with its pasturelands, and Jazer with its pasturelands.
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