The most substantial editing work for this Second Edition centered on the essential task of creating an updated Strong’s Hebrew/Greek to English mapping of the entire translation. This allowed the discovery of discrepancies and inconsistencies as well as creating a collating base for comparing consistency across the entire Bible. We completed many items on our list of initiatives for the Second Edition:
- Both OT and NT have updated Strong’s tagged using phrase tagging as well as multiple number tagging.
- This detailed Strong’s tagging was used to detect and correct inconsistencies across the OT.
- Divine names in the OT have been made more consistent.
- Technical terms related to geography, feast names, and the tabernacle have been made more consistent.
- References to explicit sexual body parts or sexual acts have been made more euphemistic like it is in the Hebrew and Greek. Sometimes a more transparent translation isn’t always better, such as reading the Christmas story with young children.
- Awkward/unidiomatic renderings were revised, and
- Hebrew references in footnotes were corrected and standardized.
- We did delete about 3300 footnotes which were deemed unnecessary and superfluous such as “δε has not been translated” or “και has not been translated due to differences in Greek and English style.”
We did not have any changes in translation philosophy between the first drafts and the new Second Edition, and our appreciation of the guidance and faithfulness of W. Hall Harris and the translators remains deep seated and grows stronger with time. This Second Edition solely comprehends tasks the team had in mind as unfinished and future when we closed down our work on the First Edition. With these tens of thousands of updates, we strove to make a fine translation better. As you know, the extensive use of translators’ notes has simultaneously removed stress for the translators as well as given innumerable insights to the reader by providing a way for the translators to add nuances normally lost in translation.
List of Changed Verses
Explanation and Disclaimer: In the spirit of transparency, we provide the information below so that you can see what changes were made from the First Edition of the NET Bible to the Second Edition. This is derived by using the Word compare feature between our 2007 doc files and the 2017 doc files that were created from our database export. Word generated "deletions" and "insertions" code in the underlying xml files, and we wrote a perl script to extract the verses that had changes. According to Word for Windows, there are about 3,000 verses that were changed. There were many more changes made to the translators' notes, but we were unable to extract those with this method. For the most part, this should be a fairly complete list. The text that was deleted is displayed with a line through it, and the replacement text is in red.
Ge 1:6 God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters and let it separate water from water
Ge 1:11 God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: plants yielding seeds
according to their kinds, and trees on the land bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds.” It was so.
Ge 3:5 for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like
divine beings who knowGod, knowing good and evil.”
Ge 3:14 The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all the
wild beastscattle and all the living creatures of the field! On your belly you will crawl and dust you will eat all the days of your life.
Ge 3:17 But to Adam he said, “Because you obeyed your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
cursed is the ground thanks to is cursed because of you; in painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
Ge 4:1 Now the man
had marital relationswas intimate with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. Then she said, “I have created a man just as the LORDLord did!”
Ge 4:17 Cain
had marital relationswas intimate with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was building a city, and he named the city after his son Enoch.
Ge 4:25 And Adam
had marital relationswas intimate with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth, saying, “God has given me another child in place of Abel because Cain killed him.”
Ge 6:3 So the Lord said, “My
spiritSpirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years.”
Ge 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God
were having sexual relationswould sleep with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men.
Ge 6:21 And you must take for yourself every kind of food that is eaten, and gather it together. It will be food for you and for them
Ge 9:27 May God enlarge Japheth’s territory and numbers! May he live in the tents of Shem and may Canaan be
histhe slave !” of Japheth!”
Ge 10:3 The sons of Gomer were
AskenazAshkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.
Ge 10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. (That is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord
Ge 11:29 And Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai
,. andAnd the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah; she was the daughter of Haran, who was the father of both Milcah and Iscah.
Ge 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, but the one who treats you lightly I must curse,
andso that all the families of the earth will bless one another by your namemay receive blessing through you.”
Ge 12:19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife?
HereNow, here is your wife !. Take her and go!”
Ge 15:1 After these things the
word of the LordLord’s message came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram! I am your shield and the one who will reward you in great abundance.”
Ge 15:2 But Abram said, “O
sovereignSovereign Lord, what will you give me since I continue to be childless, and my heir is Eliezer of Damascus?”
Ge 15:4 But look, the
word of the LordLord’s message came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but instead a son who comes from your own body will be your heir.”
Ge 15:6 Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord
considered his response of faith as proof of genuine loyalty. credited it as righteousness to him.
Ge 15:8 But Abram said, “O
sovereignSovereign Lord, by what can I know that I am to possess it?”
Ge 16:2 So Sarai said to Abram, “Since the Lord has prevented me from having children,
have sexual relationsplease sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have a family by her.” Abram did what Sarai told him.
Ge 16:4 He
had sexual relationsslept with Hagar, and she became pregnant. Once Hagar realized she was pregnant, she despised Sarai.
Ge 16:5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “You have brought this wrong on me! I
allowedgave my servant to have sexual relations with youinto your embrace, but when she realized that she was pregnant, she despised me. May the Lord judge between you and me!”
Ge 16:7 The Lord’s angel found Hagar near a spring of water in the
desertwilderness – the spring that is along the road to Shur.
Ge 17:1 When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am the
sovereignSovereign God. Walk before me and be blameless.
Ge 18:18 After all, Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations on the earth
will pronounce blessings on one another using his name.may receive blessing through him.
Ge 19:5 They shouted to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so we can
have sex withtake carnal knowledge of them!”
Ge 19:8 Look, I have two daughters who have never
had sexual relationsbeen intimate with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do to them whatever you please. Only don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”
Ge 19:31 Later the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man
anywhere nearbyin the country to have sexual relationssleep with us, according to the way of all the world.everyone does.
Ge 19:32 Come, let’s make our father drunk with wine so we can
have sexual relationsgo to bed with him and preserve our family line through our father.”
Ge 19:33 So that night they made their father drunk with wine, and the older daughter came in and
had sexual relationswent to bed with her father. But he was not aware thatof when she had sexual relationslay down with him and thenor when she got up.
Ge 19:34 So in the morning the older daughter said to the younger, “Since I
had sexual relationswent to bed with my father last night, let’s make him drunk again tonight. Then you go in and have sexual relationsgo to bed with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.”
Ge 19:35 So they made their father drunk that night as well, and the younger one came and
had sexual relationswent to bed with him. But he was not aware thatof when she had sexual relationslay down with him and thenor when she got up.
Ge 19:38 The younger daughter also gave birth to a son and named him Ben
-Ammi. He is the ancestor of the Ammonites of today. Abraham and Abimelech
Ge 23:10 (Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth.) Ephron the
HethiteHittite replied to Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth – before all who entered the gate of his city –
Ge 24:16 Now the young woman was very beautiful. She was a virgin; no man had ever
had sexual relationsbeen physically intimate with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jug, and came back up.
Ge 24:43 Here I am, standing by the spring. When the young woman goes out to draw water, I’ll say, “
GivePlease give me a little water to drink from your jug.”
Ge 24:63 He went out to relax in the field in the early evening. Then he looked up and saw that there were camels
Ge 25:9 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar, the
Ge 25:22 But the children struggled inside her, and she said, “
If it is going to be like this, I’m not so sure I want to be pregnant!”Why is this happening to me?” So she asked the Lord,
Ge 26:10 Then Abimelech exclaimed, “What in the world have you done to us? One of the men
might easily have had sexual relations withnearly took your wife , to bed, and you would have brought guilt on us!”
Ge 27:36 Esau exclaimed, “‘
Jacob’Jacob is the right name for him! He has tripped me up two times! He took away my birthright, and now, look, he has taken away my blessing!” Then he asked, “Have you not kept back a blessing for me?”
Ge 27:39 So his father Isaac said to him,“
IndeedSee here, your home will be away from by the richness of the earth,and away fromby the dew of the sky above.
Ge 27:46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I am deeply depressed because of
thesethe daughters of Heth. If Jacob were to marry one of these daughters of Heth who live in this land, I would want to die!”
Ge 28:3 May the
sovereignSovereign God bless you! May he make you fruitful and give you a multitude of descendants! Then you will become a large nation.
Ge 28:14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west, east, north, and south.
AllAnd so all the families of the earth will pronouncemay receive blessings on one another using your name through you and that ofthrough your descendants.
Ge 29:21 Finally Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my time of service is up. And I want to
have marital relationssleep with her.”
Ge 29:23 In the evening he brought his daughter Leah to Jacob, and
Jacob had marital relationshe slept with her.
Ge 29:30 Jacob
had marital relationsslept with Rachel as well. He also loved Rachel more than Leah , so. Then he worked for Laban for seven more years. The Family of Jacob
Ge 30:3 She replied, “Here is my servant Bilhah!
Have sexual relationsSleep with her so that she can bear children for me and I can have a family through her.”
Ge 30:4 So Rachel gave him her servant Bilhah as a wife, and Jacob
had marital relationsslept with her.
Ge 30:15 But Leah replied, “Wasn’t it enough that you’ve taken away my husband? Would you take away my son’s mandrakes too?” “All right,” Rachel said, “he may
sleepgo to bed with you tonight in exchange for your son’s mandrakes.”
Ge 30:16 When Jacob came in from the fields that evening, Leah went out to meet him and said, “You must sleep with me because I have paid for your services with my son’s mandrakes.” So he
had marital relationswent to bed with her that night.
Ge 31:28 You didn’t even allow me to kiss my daughters and my grandchildren
good-byegoodbye. You have acted foolishly!
Ge 35:11 Then God said to him, “I am the
sovereignSovereign God. Be fruitful and multiply! A nation – even a company of nations – will descend from you; kings will be among your descendants!
Ge 35:18 With her dying breath, she named him Ben
-Oni. But his father called him Benjamin instead.
Ge 35:22 While Israel was living in that land, Reuben
had sexual relationswent to bed with Bilhah, his father’s concubine, and Israel heard about it.Jacob had twelve sons:
Ge 36:37 When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth
byon the River reigned in his place.
Ge 38:2 There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. Judah acquired her as a wife and
had marital relationsslept with her.
Ge 38:8 Then Judah said to Onan, “
Have sexual relationsSleep with your brother’s wife and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to her so that you may raise up a descendant for your brother.”
Ge 38:9 But Onan knew that the child would not be considered his. So whenever he
had sexual relationsslept with his brother’s wife, he withdrew prematurelywasted his emission on the ground so as not to give his brother a descendant.
Ge 38:16 He turned aside to her along the road and said, “Come
on!, please, I want to have sexsleep with you.” (He did not realize it was his daughter-in-law.) She asked, “What will you give me in exchange for having sexso that you may sleep with you?”me?”
Ge 38:18 He said, “What pledge should I give you?” She replied, “Your seal, your cord, and the staff that’s in your hand.” So he gave them to her
and had sex, then slept with her ., Sheand she became pregnant by him.
Ge 38:26 Judah recognized them and said, “She is more upright than I am, because I wouldn’t give her to Shelah my son.” He
didwas not have sexual relationsphysically intimate with her again.
Ge 39:7 Soon after these things, his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, “
Have sexCome to bed with me.”
Ge 39:10 Even though she continued to speak to Joseph day after day, he did not respond to her invitation to
have sexgo to bed with her.
Ge 39:12 She grabbed him by his outer garment, saying, “
Have sexCome to bed with me!” But he left his outer garment in her hand and ran outside.
Ge 39:14 she called for her household servants and said to them, “See, my husband brought in a Hebrew man to us to humiliate us. He tried to
have sexgo to bed with me, but I screamed loudly.
Ge 42:12 “No
,”, ” he insisted, “but you have come to see if our land is vulnerable.”
Ge 42:21 They said to one
otheranother, “Surely we’re being punished because of our brother, because we saw how distressed he was when he cried to us for mercy, but we refused to listen. That is why this distress has come on us!”
Ge 42:28 He said to his brothers, “My money was returned! Here it is in my sack!” They were dismayed; they turned trembling to one
to another and said, “What in the world has God done to us?”
Ge 43:14 May the
sovereignSovereign God grant you mercy before the man so that he may release your other brother and Benjamin! As for me, if I lose my children I lose them.”
Ge 47:24 When
you gather in the crop , comes in, give one-fifth of it to Pharaoh , and the rest. The remaining four-fifths will be yours for seed for the fields and for you to eat, including those in your households and your little children.”
Ge 48:3 Jacob said to Joseph, “The
sovereignSovereign God appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me.
Ge 49:12 His eyes will be
darkred from wine,and his teeth white from milk.
Ge 49:24 But his bow will remain steady,and his hands will be skillful;because of the hands of the
MightyPowerful One of Jacob,because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,
Ge 49:25 because of the God of your father, who will help you, because of the
sovereignSovereign God, who will bless you with blessings from the sky above,blessings from the deep that lies below,and blessings of the breasts and womb.
Ex 2:25 God saw the Israelites, and God understood
Ex 3:12 He replied, “Surely I will be with you, and this will be the sign to you that I have sent you: When you bring the people out of Egypt, you and they will serve God
onat this mountain.”
Ex 4:22 You must say to Pharaoh, ‘
Thus saysThis is what the Lord has said, “Israel is my son, my firstborn,
Ex 5:1 Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “
Thus saysThis is what the Lord, the God of Israel, has said, ‘Release my people so that they may hold a pilgrim feast to me in the desertwilderness.’”
Ex 5:3 And they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Let us go a three-day journey into the
desertwilderness so that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God, so that he does not strike us with plague or the sword.”
Ex 6:8 I will bring you to the land I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob – and I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord
Ex 7:16 Tell him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to you to say, “Release my people, that they may serve me in the
desertwilderness!” But until now you have not listened.
Thus saysThis is what the Lord : “ has said:“By this you will know that I am the Lord: I am going to strike the water of the Nile with the staff that is in my hand, and it will be turned into blood.
Ex 7:20 Moses and Aaron did so, just as the Lord had commanded.
MosesHe raised the staff and struck the water that was in the Nile right before the eyes of Pharaoh and his servants, and all the water that was in the Nile was turned to blood.
Ex 8:1 (7:26) Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and tell him, ‘
Thus saysThis is what the Lord has said: “Release my people in order that they may serve me!
Ex 8:20 The Lord said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and position yourself before Pharaoh as he goes out to the water, and tell him, ‘
Thus saysThis is what the Lord has said, “Release my people that they may serve me!
Ex 8:27 We must go on a three-day journey into the
desertwilderness and sacrifice to the Lord our God, just as he is telling us.”
Ex 8:28 Pharaoh said, “I will release you so that you may sacrifice to the Lord your God in the
desertwilderness. Only you must not go very far. Do pray for me.”
Ex 9:1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and tell him, ‘
Thus saysThis is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has said, “Release my people that they may serve me!
Ex 9:13 The Lord said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning, stand before Pharaoh, and tell him, ‘
Thus saysThis is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has said: “Release my people so that they may serve me!
Ex 9:20 Those of Pharaoh’s servants who feared the
word of the LordLord’s message hurried to bring their servants and livestock into the houses,
Ex 9:21 but those who did not take the
word of the LordLord’s message seriously left their servants and their cattle in the field.
Ex 10:3 So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh and told him, “
Thus saysThis is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has said: ‘How long do you refuse to humble yourself before me? Release my people so that they may serve me!
Ex 10:17 So now, forgive my sin this time only, and pray to the Lord your God that he would only take this death away from me
Ex 11:4 Moses said, “
Thus saysThis is what the Lord has said: ‘About midnight I will go throughout Egypt,
Ex 12:20 You will not eat anything made with yeast; in all the places where you live you must eat bread made without yeast
Ex 12:27 then you will say, ‘It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s Passover, when he passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt, when he struck Egypt and delivered our households.’”
theThe people bowed down low to the ground,
Ex 12:37 The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Sukkoth. There were about 600,000 men on foot, plus their
Ex 12:48 “
whenWhen a resident foreigner lives with you and wants to observe the Passover to the Lord, all his males must be circumcised, and then he may approach and observe it, and he will be like one who is born in the land – but no uncircumcised person may eat of it.
Ex 15:22 Then Moses led Israel to journey away from the Red Sea.
theyThey went out to the desertwilderness of Shur, walked for three days into the desertwilderness, and found no water.
Ex 16:1 When they journeyed from Elim, the entire company of Israelites came to the
Desertwilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their exodus from the land of Egypt.
Ex 16:3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this
desertwilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger!”
Ex 16:4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people will go out and gather the amount for each day, so that I may test them. Will they
will walk in my law or not?
Ex 16:10 As Aaron spoke to the whole community of the Israelites and they looked toward the
desertwilderness, there the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud,
Ex 16:12 “I have heard the murmurings of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘During the evening you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be satisfied with bread, so that you may know that I am the Lord your God
Ex 16:14 When the layer of dew had evaporated, there on the surface of the
desertwilderness was a thin flaky substance, thin like frost on the earth.
Ex 16:29 See, because the Lord has given you the Sabbath, that is why he is giving you food for two days on the sixth day.
eachEach of you stay where you are; let no one go out of his place on the seventh day.”
Ex 16:32 Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Fill an omer with it to be kept for generations to come, so that they may see the food I fed you in the
desertwilderness when I brought you out from the land of Egypt.’”
Ex 17:1 The whole community of the Israelites traveled on their journey from the
Desertwilderness of Sin according to the Lord’s instruction, and they pitched camp in Rephidim. Now there was no water for the people to drink.
Ex 17:3 But the people were very thirsty there for water, and they murmured against Moses and said, “Why in the world did you bring us up
out offrom Egypt – to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?”
Ex 17:10 So Joshua fought against Amalek just as Moses had instructed him
;, and Moses and Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
Ex 18:5 Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, together with Moses’ sons and his wife, came to Moses in the
desertwilderness where he was camping by the mountain of God.
Ex 19:1 In the third month after the Israelites went out from the land of Egypt, on the very day, they came to the
Desertdesert of Sinai.
Ex 19:2 After they journeyed from Rephidim, they came to the
Desertdesert of Sinai, and they camped in the desert; Israel camped there in front of the mountain.
Ex 21:6 then his master must bring him to the judges, and he will bring him to the door or the
doorpostsdoorpost, and his master will pierce his ear with an awl, and he shall serve him forever.
Ex 22:9 In all cases of illegal possessions, whether for an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any kind of lost item, about which someone says
“‘This belongs to me ,”,’ the matter of the two of them will come before the judges, and the one whom the judges declare guilty must repay double to his neighbor.
Ex 22:10 If a man gives his neighbor a donkey or an ox or a sheep or any beast to keep, and it dies or is
hurtinjured or is carried away without anyone seeing it,
Ex 22:16 “If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged and
has sexual relationsgoes to bed with her, he must surely endowpay the marriage price for her to be his wife.
Ex 23:12 For six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you must cease, in order that your ox and your donkey may rest and that your female servant’s son and
any hired helpthe resident foreigner may refresh themselves.
Ex 23:17 At three times in the year all your males will appear before the Sovereign Lord
Ex 23:27 “I will send my terror before you, and I will
destroyalarm all the people whom you encounter; I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.
Ex 24:10 and they saw the God of Israel.
underUnder his feet there was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear like the sky itself.
you“You are to command the Israelites that they bring to you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, so that the lamps will burn regularly.
Ex 30:15 The rich are not to
increase it,pay more and the poor are not to pay less than the half shekel when giving the offering of the Lord, to make atonement for your lives.
Ex 30:18 “You are also to make a large bronze basin with a bronze stand for washing.
youYou are to put it between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it,
Ex 31:11 the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the
holy placeHoly Place. They will make all these things just as I have commanded you ..”Sabbath Observance
Ex 31:17 It is a sign between me and the Israelites forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed
Ex 32:26 So Moses stood at the entrance of the camp and said, “Whoever is for the Lord, come to me.”
allAll the Levites gathered around him,
Ex 32:27 and he said to them, “
Thus saysThis is what the Lord, the God of Israel, has said ‘Each man fasten his sword on his side, and go back and forth from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and each one kill his brother, his friend, and his neighbor.’”
Ex 32:29 Moses said, “You have been consecrated today for the Lord, for each of you was against his son or against his brother, so he has given a blessing to you today
Ex 34:23 At three times in the year all your men must appear before the Sovereign Lord
God, the God of Israel.
Ex 34:25 “You must not offer the blood of my sacrifice with yeast; the sacrifice from the
feastFeast of Passover must not remain until the following morning.
Ex 34:28 So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread, and he did not drink water.
heHe wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. The Radiant Face of Moses
Ex 35:3 You must not kindle a fire in any of your homes on the Sabbath day
..” Willing Workers
Ex 36:22 with two projections per frame parallel one to another.
heHe made all the frames of the tabernacle in this way.
Ex 36:29 At the two corners they were doubled at the lower end and finished together at the top in one ring.
soSo he did for both.
Ex 36:38 and its five posts and their hooks.
heHe overlaid their tops and their bands with gold, but their five bases were bronze. The Making of the Ark
Ex 38:17 The bases for the posts were bronze.
theThe hooks of the posts and their bands were silver, their tops were overlaid with silver, and all the posts of the courtyard had silver bands.
Ex 40:15 and anoint them just as you anointed their father, so that they may minister as my priests; their anointing will make them a priesthood that will continue throughout their generations
Le 4:6 The priest must dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of it seven times before the Lord toward the front of the
veil-canopyspecial curtain of the sanctuary.
Le 4:17 and that priest must dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the Lord toward the front of the
Le 6:1 (5:
202) Then the Lord spoke to Moses:
Le 7:27 Any person who eats any blood – that person will be cut off from his people.’” Priestly
portionsPortions of Peace Offerings
Le 7:38 which the Lord commanded Moses on Mount Sinai on the day he commanded the Israelites to present their offerings to the Lord in the
wildernessdesert of Sinai. Ordination of the Priests
Le 8:11 Next he sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times and so anointed the altar, all its vessels, and the
wash basinwashbasin and its stand to consecrate them.
Le 8:15 and he slaughtered it. Moses then took the blood and put it all around on the horns of the altar with his finger and
decontaminatedpurified the altar, and he poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar and so consecrated it to make atonement on it.
Le 9:15 Then he presented the people’s offering. He took the sin offering male goat which was for the people, slaughtered it, and performed a
decontaminationpurification rite with it like the first one.
Le 10:4 Moses then called to Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel, Aaron’s uncle, and said to them, “Come near, carry your brothers
away from the front of the sanctuary to a place outside the camp.”
Le 10:7 but you must not go out from the entrance of the Meeting Tent lest you die, for the Lord’s anointing oil is on you.” So they acted according to the word of Moses. Perpetual Statutes the Lord
spokeSpoke to Aaron
Le 14:41 Then
he is to have they shall scrape the house scraped all around on the inside, and the plaster which isthey have scraped off must be dumped outside the city into an unclean place.
Le 14:49 Then he is to take two birds, a piece of cedar wood, a scrap of crimson fabric, and some twigs of hyssop to
decontaminatepurify the house,
Le 14:52 So he is to
decontaminatepurify the house with the blood of the bird, the fresh water, the live bird, the piece of cedar wood, the twigs of hyssop, and the scrap of crimson fabric,
WhenAs for a woman whom a man has sexual intercoursegoes to bed with a woman and there is, then has a seminal emission, they must bathe in water and be unclean until evening. Female Bodily Discharges
Le 15:24 and if a man actually
has sexual intercoursegoes to bed with her so that her menstrual impurity touches him, then he will be unclean seven days and any bed he lies on will be unclean.
Le 15:32 This is the law
offor the one with a discharge: for the one who has a seminal emission and becomes unclean by it,
Le 15:33 for the one who is sick in her menstruation, for the one with a discharge, whether male or female, and for a man who
has sexual intercoursegoes to bed with an unclean woman.’”The Day of Atonement
Le 16:2 and the Lord said to Moses: “Tell Aaron your brother that he must not enter at any time into the holy place inside the
veil-canopyspecial curtain in front of the atonement platelid that is on the ark so that he may not die, for I will appear in the cloud over the atonement plate.lid. Day of Atonement Offerings
Le 16:10 but the goat which has been designated by lot for Azazel is to be stood alive before the Lord to make atonement on it by sending it away to Azazel into the
wildernessdesert. The Sin Offering Sacrificial Procedures
Le 16:12 and take a censer full of coals of fire from the altar before the Lord and a full double handful of finely ground fragrant incense, and bring them inside the
Le 16:13 He must then put the incense on the fire before the Lord, and the cloud of incense will cover the atonement
platelid which is above the ark of the testimony, so that he will not die.
Le 16:14 Then he is to take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the eastern face of the atonement
platelid, and in front of the atonement platelid he is to sprinkle some of the blood seven times with his finger.
Le 16:15 “He must then slaughter the sin offering goat which is for the people. He is to bring its blood inside the
veil-canopycurtain, and he is to do with its blood just as he did to the blood of the bull: He is to sprinkle it on the atonement platelid and in front of the atonement platelid.
Le 16:21 Aaron is to lay his two hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the iniquities of the Israelites and all their transgressions in regard to all their sins, and thus he is to put them on the head of the goat and send it away into the
wildernessdesert by the hand of a man standing ready.
Le 16:22 The goat is to bear on itself all their iniquities into an inaccessible land, so he is to send the goat away in the
wilderness.desert. The Concluding Rituals
Le 16:29 “This is to be a perpetual statute for you. In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you must humble yourselves and do no work of any kind, both the native citizen and the resident foreigner who
resideslives in your midst,
Le 17:8 “You are to say to them: ‘Any man from the house of Israel or from the resident foreigners who
residelive in their midst, who offers a burnt offering or a sacrifice
Le 17:10 “‘Any man from the house of Israel or from the resident foreigners who
residelive in their midst who eats any blood, I will set my face against that person who eats the blood, and I will cut him off from the midst of his people,
Le 17:13 “‘Any man from the Israelites or from the resident foreigners who
residelive in their midst who hunts a wild animal or a bird that may be eaten must pour out its blood and cover it with soil,
Le 18:6 “‘No man is to approach any close relative to have sexual
intercourserelations with her. I am the Lord.
Le 18:7 You must not expose your father’s nakedness by having sexual
intercourserelations with your mother. She is your mother; you must not have intercoursesexual relations with her.
Le 18:8 You must not have sexual
intercourserelations with your father’s wife; she is your father’s nakedness.
Le 18:9 You must not have sexual
intercourserelations with your sister, whether she is your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether she is born in the same household or born outside it; you must not have sexual intercourserelations with either of them.
Le 18:10 You must not expose the nakedness of your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter by having sexual
intercourserelations with them, because they are your own nakedness.
Le 18:11 You must not have sexual
intercourserelations with the daughter of your father’s wife born of your father; she is your sister. You must not have intercoursesexual relations with her.
Le 18:12 You must not have sexual
intercourserelations with your father’s sister; she is your father’s flesh.
Le 18:13 You must not have sexual
intercourserelations with your mother’s sister, because she is your mother’s flesh.
Le 18:14 You must not expose the nakedness of your father’s brother; you must not approach his wife to have
sexual intercoursemarital relations with her. She is your aunt.
Le 18:15 You must not have sexual
intercourserelations with your daughter-in-law; she is your son’s wife. You must not have intercoursesexual relations with her.
Le 18:16 You must not have sexual
intercourserelations with your brother’s wife; she is your brother’s nakedness.
Le 18:17 You must not have sexual
intercourserelations with both a woman and her daughter; you must not take as wife either her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter to have intercoursesexual relations with them. They are closely related to her – it is lewdness.
Le 18:18 You must not take a woman in marriage and then marry her sister as a rival wife while she is still alive, to have sexual
intercourserelations with her.
Le 18:19 “‘You must not approach a woman in her menstrual impurity to have sexual
intercourserelations with her.
Le 18:20 You must not have sexual
intercourserelations with the wife of your fellow citizen to become unclean with her.
Le 18:22 You must not have sexual
intercourserelations with a male as one has sexual intercourserelations with a woman; it is a detestable act.
Le 18:23 You must not have sexual
intercourserelations with any animal to become defiled with it, and a woman must not stand before an animal to have sexual intercourserelations with it; it is a perversion. Warning against the Abominations of the Nations
Le 18:30 You must obey my charge
to not to practice any of the abominable statutes that have been done before you, so that you do not defile yourselves by them. I am the Lord your God.’” Religious and Social Regulations
Le 19:20 “‘When a man
has sexual intercoursegoes to bed with a woman for intercourse, although she is a slave woman designated for another man and she has not yet been ransomed, or freedom has not been granted to her, there will be an obligation to pay compensation. They must not be put to death, because she was not free.
Le 19:33 When a resident foreigner
resides lives with you in your land, you must not oppress him.
Le 19:34 The resident foreigner who
resideslives with you must be to you like a native citizen among you; so you must love him as yourself, because you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.
Le 19:37 You must be sure to obey all my statutes and regulations. I am the Lord.
’”Prohibitions against Illegitimate Family Worship
Le 20:2 “You are to say to the Israelites, ‘Any man from the Israelites or from the resident foreigners who
residelive in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death; the people of the land must pelt him with stones.
Le 20:11 If a man
has sexual intercoursegoes to bed with his father’s wife, he has exposed his father’s nakedness. Both of them must be put to death; their blood guilt is on themselves.
Le 20:12 If a man
has sexual intercoursegoes to bed with his daughter-in-law, both of them must be put to death. They have committed perversion; their blood guilt is on themselves.
Le 20:13 If a man
has sexual intercoursegoes to bed with a male as one has sexual intercoursegoes to bed with a woman, the two of them have committed an abomination. They must be put to death; their blood guilt is on themselves.
Le 20:14 If a man has
sexual intercoursemarital relations with both a woman and her mother, it is lewdness. Both he and they must be burned to death, so there is no lewdness in your midst.
Le 20:15 If a man has sexual
intercourserelations with any animal, he must be put to death, and you must kill the animal.
Le 20:16 If a woman approaches any animal to
have sexual intercoursecopulate with it, you must kill the woman, and the animal must be put to death; their blood guilt is on themselves.
Le 20:17 “‘If a man has
sexual intercoursemarital relations with his sister, whether the daughter of his father or his mother, so that he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace. They must be cut off in the sight of the children of their people. He has exposed his sister’s nakedness; he will bear his punishment for iniquity.
Le 20:18 If a man
has sexual intercoursegoes to bed with a menstruating woman and uncovers her nakedness, he has laid bare her fountain of blood and she has exposed the fountain of her blood, so both of them must be cut off from the midst of their people.
Le 20:20 If a man
has sexual intercoursegoes to bed with his aunt, he has exposed his uncle’s nakedness; they must bear responsibility for their sin, they will die childless.
Le 20:21 If a man has
sexual intercoursemarital relations with his brother’s wife, it is indecency. He has exposed his brother’s nakedness; they will be childless. Exhortation to Holiness and Obedience
Le 21:23 but he must not go
intonear the veil-canopyspecial curtain or step forward to the altar because he has a physical flaw. Thus he must not profane my holy places, for I am the Lord who sanctifies them.’”
Le 22:33 the one who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God. I am the Lord
.”.Regulations for Israel’s Appointed Times
Le 23:6 Then on the fifteenth day of the same month will be the
festivalFeast of unleavened breadUnleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread.
Le 23:25 You must not do any regular work, but you must present a gift to the Lord.
’”The Day of Atonement
Le 23:32 It is a Sabbath of complete rest for you, and you must humble yourselves on the ninth day of the month in the evening, from evening until evening you must observe your Sabbath.” The Festival of
Booths Temporary Shelters
Le 23:34 “Tell the Israelites, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the
FestivalFeast of Temporary Shelters for seven days to the Lord.
Le 23:42 You must live in temporary shelters for seven days; every native citizen in Israel must live in
Le 23:43 so that your future generations may know that I made the Israelites live in
temporary shelters when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.’”
Le 24:3 Outside the
veil-canopyspecial curtain of the congregation in the Meeting Tent Aaron must arrange it from evening until morning before the Lord continually. This is a perpetual statute throughout your generations.
Le 24:9 It will belong to Aaron and his sons, and they must eat it in a holy place because it is most holy to him, a perpetual allotted portion from the gifts of the Lord
.”.A Case of Blaspheming the Name
Le 25:23 The land must not be sold without reclaim because the land belongs to me, for you are
foreigners andforeign residents, temporary settlers, with me.
Le 26:45 I will remember for them the covenant with their ancestors whom I brought out from the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations to be their God. I am the Lord.
Nu 1:1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the tent of meeting in the
wildernessdesert of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites departed from the land of Egypt. He said:
Nu 1:19 just as the Lord had commanded Moses. And so he numbered them in the
wildernessdesert of Sinai.
Nu 1:21 Those of them who were numbered from the tribe of Reuben were 46,500.
Nu 2:18 “On the west will be the divisions of the camp of Ephraim under their standard. The leader of the people of Ephraim is Elishama son of
Nu 3:4 Nadab and Abihu died before the Lord when they offered strange fire before the Lord in the
wildernessdesert of Sinai, and they had no children. So Eleazar and Ithamar ministered as priests in the presence of Aaron their father. The Assignment of the Levites
Nu 3:10 So you are to appoint Aaron and his sons, and they will be responsible for their priesthood
;, but the unauthorized person who comes near must be put to death.”
Nu 3:14 Then the Lord spoke to Moses in the
wildernessdesert of Sinai:
Nu 5:13 and a man
hasgoes to bed with her, for sexual relations with her, without her husband knowing it, and it is hidden that she has defiled herself, since there was no witness against her, nor was she caught –
Nu 5:19 Then the priest will put the woman under oath and say to
the her, “If no other man has had sexual relationsgone to bed with you, and if you have not gone astray and become defiled while under your husband’s authority, may you be free from this bitter water that brings a curse.
Nu 5:21 Then the priest will put the woman under the oath of the curse and will say to
the her, “The Lord make you an attested curse among your people, if the Lord makes your thigh fall away and your abdomen swell;
Nu 7:19 He offered for his offering one silver platter weighing
one hundred thirty130 shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing seventy70 shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering;
Nu 7:20 one gold pan weighing
ten10 shekels, full of incense;
Nu 7:41 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five lambs in their first year. This was the offering of
SheloumielShelumiel son of Zurishaddai.
Nu 7:66 On the tenth day Ahiezer son of
AmishaddaiAmmishaddai, leader of the Danites, presented an offering.
Nu 7:71 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Ahiezer son of
Nu 9:1 The Lord spoke to Moses in the
wildernessdesert of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt:
Nu 9:5 And they observed the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight in the
wildernessdesert of Sinai; in accordance with all that the Lord had commanded Moses, so the Israelites did.
Nu 10:12 So the Israelites set out on their journeys from the
wildernessdesert of Sinai; and the cloud settled in the wilderness of Paran. Judah Begins the Journey
Nu 10:16 and over the company of the tribe of the Zebulunites was
ElionEliab son of Helon.
Nu 11:17 Then I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take part of the
spiritSpirit that is on you, and will put it on them, and they will bear some of the burden of the people with you, so that you do not bear it all by yourself.
Nu 11:26 But two men remained in the camp; one’s name was Eldad, and the other’s name was Medad. And the
spiritSpirit rested on them. (Now they were among those in the registration, but had not gone to the tabernacle.) So they prophesied in the camp.
Nu 12:2 They said, “Has the Lord
only spoken only through Moses? Has he not also spoken through us?” And the Lord heard it.
WhenAfter the cloud had departed from above the tent, there was Miriam became, leprous aslike snow. Then Aaron looked atturned toward Miriam, and realized that she was leprous! The Intercession of Moses
Nu 13:21 So they went up and investigated the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, at
the entrance ofLebo Hamath.
Nu 13:33 We even saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak came from the Nephilim), and we seemed
likedlike grasshoppers both to ourselves and to them.” The Israelites Respond in Unbelief
Nu 15:31 Because he has despised the
word of the LordLord’s message and has broken his commandment, that person must be completely cut off. His iniquity will be on him.’”
Nu 16:3 And they assembled against Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “You take too much upon yourselves, seeing that the whole community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the community of the Lord
Nu 16:30 But if the Lord does something entirely new, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up along with all that they have, and they go down alive to the grave, then you will know that these men have despised the Lord
Nu 18:7 But you and your sons with you are responsible for your priestly duties, for everything at the altar and within the curtain. And you must serve. I give you the priesthood as a gift for service
;, but the unauthorized person who approaches must be put to death.” The Portion of the Priests
Nu 21:5 And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up
out offrom Egypt to die in the wilderness, for there is no bread or water, and we detest this worthless food.”
Nu 21:6 So the Lord sent
poisonousvenomous snakes among the people, and they bit the people; many people of Israel died.
Nu 21:20 and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the country of Moab, near the top of Pisgah, which overlooks the
wildernesswastelands. The Victory over Sihon and Og
Nu 21:34 And the Lord said to Moses, “Do not fear him, for I have delivered him and all his people and his land into your hand. You will do to him what you did to King Sihon of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon
Nu 22:4 So the Moabites said to the elders of Midian, “Now this mass of people will lick up everything around us, as the bull devours the grass of the field
..” Now Balak son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at this time.
Nu 22:20 God came to Balaam that night, and said to him, “If the men have come to call you, get up and go with them
;, but the word that I will say to you, that you must do.”
Nu 22:30 The donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not
I your donkey that you have ridden ever since I was yours until this day? Have I ever attempted to treat you this way?” And he said, “No.”
Nu 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob,
Oror number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, and let the end of my life be like theirs.” Balaam Relocates
Nu 23:15 And Balaam said to Balak, “Station yourself here by your burnt offering, while I meet the Lord there
Nu 23:28 So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks toward the
Nu 24:11 So now, go back where you came from! I said that I would greatly honor you
;, but now the Lord has stood in the way of your honor.”
Nu 26:3 So Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the rift valley plains of Moab,
byalong the Jordan River across from Jericho. They said,
Nu 26:17 from Arod, the family of the Arodites
,; and from Areli, the family of the Arelites.
Nu 26:43 All the families of the
ShuhahitesShuhamites according to those numbered of them were 64,400.Asher
Nu 26:56 Their inheritance must be apportioned by lot among the larger and smaller groups
Nu 26:59 Now the name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt.
26:60 And to Amram she bore to Amram Aaron, Moses, and Miriam their sister. 26: 6160 And to Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
Nu 26:64 But there was not a man among these who had been among those numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest when they numbered the Israelites in the
wildernessdesert of Sinai.
Nu 27:3 “Our father died in the wilderness, although he was not part of the company of those that gathered themselves together against the Lord in the company of Korah
;, but he died for his own sin, and he had no sons.
Nu 27:18 The Lord replied to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is
such a spiritthe Spirit, and lay your hand on him;
Nu 31:2 “Exact vengeance for the Israelites
onfrom the Midianites – after that you will be gathered to your people.”
Nu 31:9 The Israelites took the women of Midian
captivescaptive along with their little ones, and took all their herds, all their flocks, and all their goods as plunder.
Nu 31:17 Now therefore kill every boy, and kill every woman who has
had sexual intercoursebeen intimate with a man in bed.
Nu 31:18 But all the young women who have not
had sexual intercourse withexperienced a manman’s bed will be yours. Purification After Battle
Nu 31:35 and 32,000 young women who had
never had sexual intercourse withnot experienced a manman’s bed.
Nu 33:6 They traveled from Succoth, and camped in Etham, which is on the edge of the
Nu 33:11 They traveled from the Red Sea and camped in the wilderness of
Nu 33:12 They traveled from the wilderness of
ZinSin and camped in Dophkah.
Nu 33:15 They traveled from Rephidim and camped in the
wildernessdesert of Sinai. Wanderings in the Wilderness
Nu 33:31 They traveled from Moseroth and camped in Bene
Nu 33:32 They traveled from Bene
-jaakan Jaakan and camped at Hor-haggidgad.
Nu 33:35 They traveled from Abronah and camped at Ezion
Nu 33:36 They traveled from Ezion
-geber Geber and camped in the wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh. Wanderings from Kadesh to Moab
Nu 33:44 They traveled from Oboth and camped in Iye
-abarim Abarim, on the border of Moab.
Nu 33:48 They traveled from the mountains of Abarim and camped in the rift valley plains
of by Moab byalong the Jordan River across from Jericho.
Nu 33:49 They camped by the Jordan, from Beth
-jeshimoth Jeshimoth as far as Abel-shittim in the rift valley plains of Moab. At the Border of Canaan
Nu 33:50 The Lord spoke to Moses in the rift valley plains of Moab
byalong the Jordan, across from Jericho. He said:
Nu 34:5 There the border will turn from Azmon to the
BrookStream of Egypt, and then its direction is to the sea. The Western Border of the Land
Nu 34:11 The border will run down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain, and the border will descend and reach the eastern side of the Sea of
Nu 34:14 because the tribe of the Reubenites by their families, the tribe of the Gadites by their families, and the half
of the -tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance.
Nu 35:1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses in the
Moabiterift valley plains by of Moab along the Jordan near Jericho. He said:
Nu 35:30 “Whoever kills any person, the murderer must be put to death by the testimony of witnesses
;, but one witness cannot testify against any person to cause him to be put to death.
De 1:1 This is what Moses said to
the assemblyall of Israel in the Transjordanian wastelandswilderness, the arid countryrift valley opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Di Zahab.
Get up now,Head out and resume your journey , heading for. Enter the Amorite hill country, toand into all its neighboring areas, including the aridrift valley, the hill country, the highlands, the Shephelahfoothills, the Negev, and the coastal plain – all of Canaan and Lebanon as far as the Great River, that is, the Euphrates.
De 1:16 I furthermore admonished your judges at that time that they should pay attention to issues among your fellow citizens and judge fairly, whether between one
citizenperson and anothera native Israelite or a citizen and a resident foreigner.
De 1:31 and in the
desertwilderness, where you saw him carrying you along like a man carries his son. This he did everywhere you went until you came to this very place.”
De 1:33 the one who
was constantly goingwould go before you on the way to find places for you to set up camp . He appeared by, appearing in a fire at night and in a cloud by day , to show you the way you ought to go. Judgment at Kadesh Barnea
De 1:40 But as for you, turn back and head for the
desertwilderness by the way to the Red Sea.” Unsuccessful Conquest of Canaan
De 2:1 Then we turned and set out toward the
desert landwilderness on the way to the Red Sea just as the Lord told me to do, detouring around Mount Seir for a long time.
De 2:7 All along the way I, the Lord your God, have blessed your every effort. I have been attentive to your travels through this great
wastelandwilderness. These forty years I have been with you; you have lacked for nothing.’”
De 2:8 So we turned away from our relatives the descendants of Esau, the inhabitants of Seir, turning from the
desert route , of the rift valley which comes up from Elat and Ezion Geber, and traveling the way of the wilderness of Moab wastelands.
De 2:19 But when you come close to the Ammonites, do not harass or provoke them because I am not giving you any of the Ammonites’ land as your possession; I have already given it to Lot’s descendants as their possession
De 2:26 Then I sent messengers from the Kedemoth
Desertwilderness to King Sihon of Heshbon with an offer of peace:
De 3:14 Jair, son of Manasseh, took all the Argob region as far as the border with the Geshurites and Maacathites (namely Bashan) and called it by his name, Havvoth
-Jair, which it retains to this very day.)
De 3:17 The
Arabahrift valley and the Jordan River were also a border, from the sea of ChinnerethKinnereth to the sea of the Arabahrift valley (that is, the Salt Sea), beneath the watershedslopes of Pisgah to the east. Instructions to the Transjordanian Tribes
De 3:24 “O, Sovereign Lord
God, you have begun to show me your greatness and strength. (What god in heaven or earth can rival your works and mighty deeds?)
De 4:40 Keep his statutes and commandments that I am setting forth today so that it may go well with you and your descendants and that you may enjoy longevity in the land that the Lord your God is about to give you as a permanent possession
..”The Narrative Concerning Cities of Refuge
De 4:43 These cities are Bezer, in the
desertwilderness plateau, for the Reubenites; Ramoth in Gilead for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan for the Manassehites. The Setting and Introduction of the Covenant
De 4:45 These are the stipulations, statutes, and ordinances that Moses spoke to the Israelites after he had brought them out of Egypt
De 4:49 including all the
Arabahrift valley of the Transjordan in the east to the sea of the Arabahrift valley, beneath the watershedslopes of Pisgah.) The Opening Exhortation
De 5:5 (I was standing between the Lord and you at that time to reveal
to you the Lord’s message of the Lord to you, because you were afraid of the fire and would not go up the mountain.) He said: The Ten Commandments
De 8:2 Remember the whole way by which he has brought you these forty years through the
desertwilderness so that he might, by humbling you, test you to see if you have it within you to keep his commandments or not.
De 8:15 and who brought you through the great, fearful
desertwilderness of venomous serpents and scorpions, an arid place with no water. He made water flow from a flint rock and
De 8:16 fed you in the
desertwilderness with manna (which your ancestors had never before known) so that he might by humbling you test you and eventually bring good to you.
De 9:7 Remember – don’t ever forget – how you provoked the Lord your God in the
desertwilderness; from the time you left the land of Egypt until you came to this place you were constantly rebelling against him.
De 9:24 You have been rebelling against him from the very first day I knew you!Moses’ Plea on Behalf of
the Lord’sGod’s Reputation
De 9:26 I prayed to him: O, Sovereign Lord
God, do not destroy your people, your valued property that you have powerfully redeemed, whom you brought out of Egypt by your strength.
De 9:28 Otherwise the people of the land from which you brought us will say, “The Lord was unable to bring them to the land he promised them, and because of his hatred for them he has brought them out to kill them in the
De 10:6 “During those days the Israelites traveled from Beeroth Bene
-Yaaqan Jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died and was buried, and his son Eleazar became priest in his place.
De 11:5 They did not see what he did to you in the
desertwilderness before you reached this place,
De 11:30 Are they not across the Jordan River, toward the west, in the land of the Canaanites who live in the
Arabahrift valley opposite Gilgal near the oak of Moreh?
De 14:18 the stork, the heron after its species, the hoopoe, the bat
andAnd any swarming winged thing on the ground are is impure to you – they may not be eaten.
De 14:20 You may eat any clean
De 16:10 Then you are to celebrate the
FestivalFeast of Weeks before the Lord your God with the voluntary offering that you will bring, in proportion to how he has blessed you.
De 16:13 You must celebrate the
FestivalFeast of Temporary Shelters for seven days, at the time of the grain and grape harvest.
De 16:16 Three times a year all your males must appear before the Lord your God in the place he chooses for the
FestivalFeast of Unleavened Bread, the FestivalFeast of Weeks, and the FestivalFeast of Temporary Shelters; and they must not appear before him empty-handed.
De 17:12 The person who pays no attention to the priest currently serving the Lord your God there, or to the
verdictjudge – that person must die, so that you may purge evil from Israel.
De 21:13 discard the clothing she was wearing when captured, and stay in your house, lamenting for her father and mother for a full month. After that you may
have sexual relationssleep with her and become her husband and she your wife.
De 22:13 Suppose a man marries a woman,
has sexual relationssleeps with her, and then rejects her,
De 22:14 accusing her of impropriety and defaming her reputation by saying, “I married this woman but when I
had sexualapproached her for marital relations with her I discovered she was not a virgin!”
De 22:22 If a man is
caught having sexual relationsdiscovered in bed with a married woman both the man who had relationslying in bed with the woman and the woman herself must die; in this way you will purge evil from Israel.
De 22:23 If a virgin is engaged to a man and another man meets her in the city and
has sexual relationsgoes to bed with her,
De 22:28 Suppose a man comes across a virgin who is not engaged and
overpowerstakes hold of her and rapessleeps with her and they are discovered.
De 22:29 The man who has
rapedslept with her must pay her father fifty shekels of silver and she must become his wife because. Because he has violatedhumiliated her ;, he may never divorce her as long as he lives.
De 24:1 If a man marries a woman and she does not please him because he has found something
offensiveindecent in her, then he may draw up a divorce document, give it to her, and evict her from his house.
De 25:11 If two men get into a hand-to-hand fight, and the wife of one of them gets involved to help her husband against his attacker, and she reaches out her hand and grabs his
De 27:20 ‘Cursed is the one who
has sexual relationsgoes to bed with his father’s former wife, for he dishonors his father.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
De 27:22 ‘Cursed is the one who
has sexual relationsgoes to bed with his sister, the daughter of either his father or mother.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
De 27:23 ‘Cursed is the one who
has sexual relationsgoes to bed with his mother-in-law.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
De 29:5 I have led you through the
desertwilderness for forty years. Your clothing has not worn out nor have your sandals deteriorated.
De 30:9 The Lord your God will make the labor of your hands abundantly successful and multiply your children, the offspring of your cattle, and the produce of your soil. For the Lord
your God will once more rejoice over you to make you prosperous just as he rejoiced over your ancestors,
De 31:10 He commanded them: “At the end of seven years, at the appointed time of the cancellation of debts, at the Feast of
De 32:6 Is this how you repay the Lord,you foolish, unwise people?Is he not your father, your
creatorCreator?He has made you and established you.
De 32:51 for both of you rebelled against me among the Israelites at the waters of Meribah Kadesh in the
desertwilderness of Zin when you did not show me proper respect among the Israelites.
Jos 1:4 Your territory will extend from the
wildernessdesert in the south to Lebanon in the north. It will extend all the way to the great River Euphrates in the east (including all of Syria) and all the way to the Mediterranean Sea in the west.
Jos 3:11 Look! The ark of the covenant of the
RulerLord of the whole earth is ready to enter the Jordan ahead of you.
Jos 3:13 When the feet of the priests carrying the ark of the Lord, the
RulerLord of the whole earth, touch the water of the Jordan, the water coming downstream toward you will stop flowing and pile up.”
Jos 3:16 the water coming downstream toward them stopped flowing. It piled up far upstream at Adam (the city near Zarethan); there was no water at all flowing to the sea of the
Arabahrift valley (the Salt Sea). The people crossed the river opposite Jericho.
Jos 5:4 This is why Joshua had to circumcise them: All the men old enough to fight when they left Egypt died on the journey through the
desertwilderness after they left Egypt.
Jos 5:5 Now all the men who left were circumcised, but all the sons born on the journey through the
desertwilderness after they left Egypt were uncircumcised.
Jos 5:6 Indeed, for forty years the Israelites traveled through the
desertwilderness until all the men old enough to fight when they left Egypt, the ones who had disobeyed the Lord, died off. For the Lord had sworn a solemn oath to them that he would not let them see the land he had sworn onby oath to their ancestors to give them, a land rich in milk and honey.
Jos 5:10 So the Israelites camped in Gilgal and celebrated the Passover in the evening of the fourteenth day of the month
onin the rift valley plains of Jericho.
Jos 6:17 The city and all that is in it must be set apart for the Lord
,; except foronly Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house will live, because she hid the spies we sent.
Jos 6:18 But be careful when you are setting apart the riches for
the LordGod. If you take any of it, you will make the Israelite camp subject to annihilation and cause a disaster.
Jos 7:7 Joshua prayed, “O,
Master,Sovereign Lord! Why did you bring these people across the Jordan to hand us over to the Amorites so they could destroy us? 7:8 If only we had been satisfied to live on the other side of the Jordan!
Jos 7:13 Get up! Ritually consecrate the people and tell them this: ‘Ritually consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, because this is what the Lord God of Israel
sayshas said, “You are contaminated, O Israel! You will not be able to stand before your enemies until you remove what is contaminating you.”
Jos 8:4 He
toldordered them, “Look, set an ambush behind the city. Don’t go very far from the city; all of you be ready!
Jos 8:8 When you capture the city, set it on fire
. Do as in keeping with the Lord says!Lord’s message. See, I have given you orders.”
Jos 8:14 When the king of Ai saw Israel,
he and his whole army quickly gotthey rushed to get up early. Then the next day andmen of the city went out to fightmeet Israel in battle, he and all his people, at the meeting place near the Arabahrift valley. But he did not realize men were hiding an ambush was waiting for him behind the city.
Jos 8:15 Joshua and all Israel pretended to be defeated by them and they retreated along the way to the
Jos 8:20 When the men of Ai turned around, they saw the smoke from the city ascending into the sky and were so shocked they were unable to flee in any direction. In the meantime the men who were retreating to the
desertwilderness turned against their pursuers.
Jos 8:24 When Israel had finished killing all the men of Ai who had chased them toward the
desertwilderness (they all fell by the sword), all Israel returned to Ai and put the sword to it.
Jos 8:27 But Israel did plunder the cattle and the goods of the city, in
accordancekeeping with the Lord’s orders to Joshua.
Jos 8:31 just as Moses the Lord’s servant had commanded the Israelites. As described in the law scroll of Moses, it was made with uncut stones untouched by an iron tool.
TheyOn it they offered burnt sacrifices on itto the Lord and sacrificed tokens of peace.
Jos 9:1 When the news reached all the kings on the west side of the Jordan – in the hill country, the
lowlandsfoothills, and all along the Mediterranean coast as far as Lebanon (including the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites) –
Jos 9:25 So now we are in your power. Do to us what you think is good and appropriate
Jos 10:6 The men of Gibeon sent this message to Joshua at the camp in Gilgal, “Do not abandon your subjects!
Rescue us!Come up here quickly and rescue us! Help us! For all the Amorite kings living in the hill country are attacking us.”
Jos 10:25 Then Joshua said to them, “Don’t be afraid and don’t panic! Be strong and brave, for the Lord will do the same thing to all your enemies you fight
Jos 10:33 Then King Horam of Gezer came up to help Lachish, but Joshua struck him down
him and, as well as his army, until no survivors remained.
Jos 10:40 Joshua defeated the whole land, including the hill country, the Negev, the
lowlandsfoothills, the slopes, and all their kings. He left no survivors. He annihilated everything that breathed, just as the Lord God of Israel had commanded.
Jos 11:2 and the northern kings who ruled in the hill country, the
Arabahrift valley south of Kinnereth, the lowlandsfoothills, and the heights of Dor to the west.
Jos 11:16 Joshua conquered the whole land, including the hill country, all the Negev, all the land of Goshen, the
lowlandsfoothills, the Arabah,rift valley, the hill country of Israel and its lowlandsfoothills,
Jos 12:1 Now these are the kings of the land whom the Israelites defeated and drove from their land on the east side of the Jordan, from the Arnon Valley to Mount Hermon, including all the eastern
Jos 12:3 His kingdom included the eastern
Arabahrift valley from the Sea of Kinnereth to the Seasea of the Arabahrift valley (the Salt Sea), including the route to Beth Jeshimoth and the area southward below the slopes of Pisgah.
Jos 12:8 including the hill country, the
lowlandsfoothills, the Arabah,rift valley, the slopes, the wilderness, and the Negev – the land of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites:
Jos 13:6 I will drive out before the Israelites all who live in the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephoth Maim, all the Sidonians; you be sure to parcel it out to Israel as I instructed you
Jos 13:8 The other half of Manasseh, Reuben, and Gad received their allotted tribal lands
beyondon east side of the Jordan, just as Moses, the Lord’s servant, had assigned them.
Jos 13:32 These are the land assignments made by Moses
onin the rift valley plains of Moab east of the Jordan River opposite Jericho.
Jos 14:2 The land assignments to the nine
-and -a -half tribes were made by drawing lots, as the Lord had instructed Moses.
Jos 14:3 Now Moses had assigned land to the two
-and -a -half tribes east of the Jordan, but he assigned no land to the Levites.
Jos 15:1 The land allotted to the tribe of Judah by its clans reached to the border of Edom, to the
Wildernesswilderness of Zin in the Negev far to the south.
Jos 15:16 Caleb said, “To the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher I will give my daughter
AcsahAchsah as a wife.”
Jos 15:17 When Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s brother, captured it, Caleb gave
AcsahAchsah his daughter to him as a wife.
Jos 15:18 One time
AcsahAchsah came and charmed her father so that she could ask him for some land. When she got down from her donkey, Caleb said to her, “What would you like?”
Jos 15:19 She answered, “Please give me a special present. Since you have given me land in the Negev, now give me springs of water
..” So he gave her both upper and lower springs.
Jos 15:33 These cities were in the
lowlandsfoothills: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
Jos 15:44 Keilah,
AczibAchzib, and Mareshah – a total of nine cities and their towns.
Jos 15:61 These cities were in the
desertwilderness: Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah,
Jos 17:7 The border of Manasseh went from Asher to Micmethath which is near Shechem. It then went south toward those who live
inby En Tappuah.
Jos 18:12 Their northern border started at the Jordan, went up to the slope of Jericho on the north, ascended westward to the hill country, and extended to the
desertwilderness of Beth Aven.
Jos 18:18 It crossed to the slope in front of the
Arabahrift valley to the north and descended into the Arabah.rift valley.
Jos 19:27 It turned eastward toward Beth Dagon, touched Zebulun and the Valley of Iphtah El to the north, as well as
the Valley ofBeth Emek and Neiel, and extended to Cabul on the north
Jos 19:29 It then turned toward Ramah as far as the fortified city of Tyre, turned to Hosah, and ended at the sea near Hebel,
Jos 20:8 Beyond the Jordan east of Jericho they selected Bezer in the
desertwilderness on the plain belonging to the tribe of Reuben, Ramoth in Gilead belonging to the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan belonging to the tribe of Manasseh.
Jdg 1:9 Later the men of Judah went down to attack the Canaanites living in the hill country, the Negev, and the
Jdg 1:12 Caleb said, “To the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher I will give my daughter
AcsahAchsah as a wife.”
Jdg 1:13 When Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, captured it, Caleb gave him his daughter
AcsahAchsah as a wife.
Jdg 1:14 One time
AcsahAchsah came and charmed her father so she could ask him for some land. When she got down from her donkey, Caleb said to her, “What would you like?”
Jdg 1:16 Now the descendants of the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up with the people of Judah from the
Citycity of Date Palm Treesdate palm trees to Arad in the desertwilderness of Judah, located in the Negev. They went and lived with the people of Judah.
Jdg 1:27 The men of Manasseh did not conquer Beth
ShanShean, Taanach, or their surrounding towns. Nor did they conquer the people living in Dor, Ibleam, Megiddo or their surrounding towns. The Canaanites managed to remain in those areas.
Jdg 1:31 The men of Asher did not conquer the people living in Acco or Sidon, nor did they conquer Ahlab,
AczibAchzib, Helbah, Aphek, or Rehob.
Jdg 1:36 The border of Amorite territory ran from the Scorpion Ascent to Sela and on up. Confrontation and
RepentenceRepentance at Bokim
Jdg 2:1 The Lord’s
angelic messengerangel went up from Gilgal to Bokim. He said, “I brought you up from Egypt and led you into the land I had solemnly promised to give to your ancestors. I said, ‘I will never break my agreementcovenant with you,
Jdg 2:4 When the Lord’s
messengerangel finished speaking these words to all the Israelites, the people wept loudly.
Jdg 2:13 They abandoned the Lord and worshiped Baal and the
Jdg 2:14 The Lord was furious with Israel and handed them over to robbers who plundered them. He turned them over to their enemies who lived around them. They could
notno longer withstand their enemies’ attacks.
Jdg 2:20 The Lord was furious with Israel. He said, “This nation has violated the terms of the
agreementcovenant I made with their ancestors by disobeying me.
Jdg 2:21 So I will no longer remove before them any of the nations that Joshua left unconquered when he died
Joshua left those nationsin order to test Israel. I wantedwant to see whether or not the people wouldwill carefully walk in the path marked out by the Lord, as their ancestors were careful to do.”
Jdg 3:3 These were the nations: the five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites living in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to Lebo
Jdg 3:8 The Lord was furious with Israel and turned them over to King Cushan-Rishathaim of
Aram-Naharaim.Armon-Haraim. They were Cushan-Rishathaim’s subjects for eight years.
Jdg 3:10 The Lord’s
spiritSpirit empowered him and he led Israel. When he went to do battle, the Lord handed over to him King Cushan-Rishathaim of AramArmon and he overpowered him.
Jdg 3:13 Eglon formed alliances with the Ammonites and Amalekites. He came and defeated Israel, and they seized the
Citycity of Date Palm Trees.date palm trees .
Jdg 3:31 After Ehud came Shamgar son of Anath
; he. He killed six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad and, like Ehud,. So he also delivered Israel. Deborah Summons Barak
Jdg 4:13 he ordered all his chariotry – nine hundred chariots with iron-rimmed wheels – and all the troops he had with him to go from Harosheth
-Haggoyim to the River Kishon.
Jdg 4:14 Deborah said to Barak, “Spring into action, for this is the day the Lord is handing Sisera over to you! Has the Lord not taken the lead?” So Barak
quickly went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him.
Jdg 5:23 ‘Call judgment down on Meroz,’ says the Lord’s
angelic messengerangel;‘Be sure to call judgment down on those who live there,because they did not come to help in the Lord’s battle, to help in the Lord’s battle against the warriors.’
Jdg 5:27 Between her feet he collapsed,he fell limp and was lifeless; between her feet he collapsed and fell
limp, in the spot where he collapsed,there he fell limp – violently murderedkilled!
heSo the Lord sent a prophet to the Israelites. He said to them, “This is what the Lord God of Israel sayshas said: ‘I brought you up from Egypt and took you out of that place of slavery.
Jdg 6:11 The Lord’s
angelic messengerangel came and sat down under the oak tree in Ophrah owned by Joash the Abiezrite. He arrived while Joash’s son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress so he could hide it from the Midianites.
Jdg 6:12 The Lord’s
messengerangel appeared and said to him, “The Lord is with you, courageous warrior!”
Jdg 6:20 God’s
messengerangel said to him, “Put the meat and unleavened bread on this rock, and pour out the broth.” Gideon did as instructed.
Jdg 6:21 The Lord’s
messengerangel touched the meat and the unleavened bread with the tip of his staff. Fire flared up from the rock and consumed the meat and unleavened bread. The Lord’s messengerangel then disappeared.
Jdg 6:22 When Gideon realized that it was the Lord’s
messengerangel, he said, “Oh no! Master,Sovereign Lord! I have seen the Lord’s messengerangel face to face!”
Jdg 6:34 The Lord’s
spiritSpirit took control of Gideon. He blew a trumpet, summoning the Abiezrites to follow him.
Jdg 6:39 Gideon said to God, “Please do not get angry at me, when I ask for just one more sign. Please allow me one more test with the fleece. This time make only the fleece dry, while the ground around it is covered with dew
Jdg 8:1 The Ephraimites said to him, “Why have you done such a thing to us
?”? You did not summon us when you went to fight the Midianites!” They argued vehemently with him.
Jdg 9:37 Gaal again said, “Look, men are coming down from the very center of the land. A unit is coming by way of the Oak Tree of the Diviners
Jdg 10:6 The Israelites again did evil in the Lord’s sight. They worshiped the Baals and the
AshtarsAshtoreths, as well as the gods of Syria, Sidon, Moab, the Ammonites, and the Philistines. They abandoned the Lord and did not worship him.
Jdg 11:18 Then Israel went through the
desertwilderness and bypassed the land of Edom and the land of Moab. They traveled east of the land of Moab and camped on the other side of the Arnon River; they did not go through Moabite territory (the Arnon was Moab’s border).
Jdg 11:29 The Lord’s
spiritSpirit empowered Jephthah. He passed through Gilead and Manasseh and went to Mizpah in Gilead. From there he approached the Ammonites.
Jdg 12:2 Jephthah said to them, “My people and I were
entangled in controversy within a struggle and the Ammonites were oppressing me greatly. I asked for your help, but you did not deliver me from their power.
Jdg 13:3 The Lord’s
angelic messengerangel appeared to the woman and said to her, “You are infertile and childless, but you will conceive and have a son.
Jdg 13:6 The woman went and said to her husband, “A man sent from God came to me! He looked like God’s
angelic messengerangel – he was very awesome. I did not ask him where he came from, and he did not tell me his name.
Jdg 13:9 God answered Manoah’s prayer. God’s
angelic messengerangel visited the woman again while she was sitting in the field. But her husband Manoah was not with her.
Jdg 13:13 The Lord’s
messengerangel told Manoah, “Your wife should pay attention to everything I told her.
Jdg 13:15 Manoah said to the Lord’s
messengerangel, “Please stay here awhile, so we can prepare a young goat for you to eat.”
Jdg 13:16 The Lord’s
messengerangel said to Manoah, “If I stay, I will not eat your food. But if you want to make a burnt sacrifice to the Lord, you should offer it.” (He said this because Manoah did not know that he was the Lord’s messengerangel.)
Jdg 13:17 Manoah said to the Lord’s
messengerangel, “Tell us your name, so we can honor you when your announcement comes true.”
Jdg 13:18 The Lord’s
messengerangel said to him, “You should not ask me my name, because you cannot comprehend it.”
Jdg 13:20 As the flame went up from the altar toward the sky, the Lord’s
messengerangel went up in it while Manoah and his wife watched. They fell facedown to the ground.
Jdg 13:21 The Lord’s
messengerangel did not appear again to Manoah and his wife. After all this happened Manoah realized that the visitor had been the Lord’s messengerangel.
Jdg 13:25 The Lord’s
spiritSpirit began to control him in Mahaneh Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol. Samson’s Unconsummated Marriage
Jdg 14:6 The Lord’s
spiritSpirit empowered him and he tore the lion in two with his bare hands as easily as one would tear a young goat. But he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.
Jdg 14:19 The Lord’s
spiritSpirit empowered him. He went down to Ashkelon and murderedkilled thirty men. He took their clothes and gave them to the men who had solved the riddle. He was furious as he went back home.
Jdg 15:1 Sometime later, during the wheat harvest, Samson took a young goat as a gift and went to visit his bride. He said to her father, “I want to
have sexsleep with my bride in her bedroom!” But her father would not let him enter.
Jdg 15:14 When he arrived in Lehi, the Philistines shouted as they approached him. But the Lord’s
spiritSpirit empowered him. The ropes around his arms were like flax dissolving in fire, and they melted away from his hands.
Jdg 15:18 He was very thirsty, so he cried out to the Lord and said, “You have given your servant this great victory. But now must I die of thirst and fall into hands of
thethese uncircumcised Philistines?”
Jdg 16:1 Samson went to Gaza. There he saw a prostitute and
went in to have sexslept with her.
Jdg 16:8 So the rulers of the Philistines brought her seven fresh bowstrings which had not been dried and
theyshe tied him up with them.
Jdg 16:18 When Delilah saw that he had told her his secret, she sent for the rulers of the Philistines, saying, “Come up here again, for he has told me his secret
..” So the rulers of the Philistines went up to visit her, bringing the silver in their hands.
Jdg 16:28 Samson called to the Lord, “O
Master,Sovereign Lord, remember me! Strengthen me just one more time, O God, so I can get swift revenge against the Philistines for my two eyes!”
Jdg 17:13 Micah said, “Now I know
Godthe Lord will make me rich, because I have this Levite as my priest.” The Tribe of Dan Finds an Inheritance
Jdg 18:9 They said, “Come on, let’s attack them, for we saw their land and it is very good. You seem lethargic, but don’t hesitate to invade and conquer the land
Jdg 19:22 They were having a good time, when suddenly some men of the city, some good-for-nothings, surrounded the house and kept beating on the door. They said to the old man who owned the house, “Send out the man who came to visit you so we can
have sex withtake carnal knowledge of him.”
Jdg 19:29 When he got home, he took a knife,
grabbedgrasped his concubine, and carved her up into twelve pieces. Then he sent the pieces throughout Israel.
Jdg 20:6 I
grabbedtook hold of my concubine and carved her up and sent the pieces throughout the territory occupied by Israel, because they committed such an unthinkable atrocity in Israel.
Jdg 20:10 We will take ten of every group of a hundred men from all the tribes of Israel (and a hundred of every group of a thousand, and a thousand of every group of ten thousand) to get supplies for the army. When they arrive in Gibeah of Benjamin they will punish them for the atrocity which they committed in Israel
Jdg 21:4 The next morning the people got up early and built an altar there. They offered up burnt sacrifices and
tokentokens of peace.
Jdg 21:11 Do this: exterminate every male, as well as every woman who has
had sexual relations with a maleexperienced a man’s bed. But spare the lives of any virgins.” So they did as instructed.
Jdg 21:12 They found among the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead four hundred young girls who were virgins
– theywho had never had sexual relationsbeen intimate with a maleman in
Ru 2:13 She said, “You really are being kind to me, sir, for you have reassured and encouraged me, your servant, even though I
am notwill never be like one of your servants!”
1Sa 1:1 There was a man from Ramathaim
ZuphimZophim, from the hill country of Ephraim , whose. His name was Elkanah. He was the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.
1Sa 1:2 He had two wives; the name of the first was Hannah and the name of the second was Peninnah.
Now Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
1Sa 1:3 This man would go up from his city year after year to worship and to sacrifice to the Lord of Heaven’s Armies at Shiloh. (It was
childlessthere that the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phineas, served as the Lord’s priests.)
1Sa 1:4 The day came and Elkanah sacrificed.
1:3 Year after year this man would go up from his city to worship and to sacrifice to the Lord of hosts at Shiloh. It was there that the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phineas, served as the Lord’s priests. 1:4 Whenever the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice,(Now he used to give meat portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters.
1Sa 1:5 But to Hannah he would give a double portion
to Hannah, because he especially loved her.Hannah, Nowalthough the Lord had not enabled her to have children.
1Sa 1:6 Her rival
wife used to upsetaggravate her to the point of exasperation, just to irritate her and make her worry, forsince the Lord had not enabled her to have children.
Peninnah This is how it would behave this way go year after year. Whenever HannahAs often as she went up to the Lord’s house, Peninnah would upsetoffend her so that way.) So she would weepcried and refuserefused to eat.
FinallyThen her husband Elkanah said to her, “Hannah, why doare you weepcrying and notwhy won’t you eat? Why are you so sadupset? Am I not better to you than ten sons?”
On one occasion in Shiloh,So Hannah got up after they had finished eating and drinking , Hannah got up in Shiloh. (Now atAt the time Eli the priest was sitting in his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s temple.)sanctuary.
She As for her, she was very upsetdistressed. as sheShe prayed to the Lord , and she was, in fact, weeping uncontrollably.
1Sa 1:11 She made a vow saying, “O Lord of
hostsHeaven’s Armies, if you willwould truly look with compassion on the suffering of your female servant, rememberingand would keep me in mind and not forgettingneglect your servant, and give your servant a male child to your servant,, then I will dedicate him to the Lord all the days of his life. His hair will never be cut.”
AsIt turned out that she continueddid a great deal of praying tobefore the Lord ,. Meanwhile Eli was watching her mouth.
NowAs for Hannah, she was speaking fromin her heart. Althoughmind. Only her lips were moving ,; her voice was inaudible.could not be heard. So Eli therefore thought she was drunk. a drunkard.
SoThen he said to her, “How oftenmuch longer do you intend to get drunk? Put away your wine!”
1Sa 1:15 But Hannah replied, “
That’s not the way it is,Not so, my lord! I am a woman under a great deal of stress. I havehaven’t drunk neither wine noror beer. Rather,But I have poured out my soul tobefore the Lord.
1Sa 1:16 Don’t consider your servant a wicked woman
,. for until nowIt’s just that, to this point, I have spoken from my deep pain and anguish.”
1Sa 1:19 They got up early the next morning
and after worshiping. Then they worshiped the Lord , they and returned to their home at Ramah.Ramathaim. Elkanah had marital relationswas intimate with his wife Hannah, and the Lord rememberedcalled her . to mind.
After some timeThen Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, thinking, “I asked the Lord for him.. Hannah Dedicates Samuel to the LordIn the course of time she gave birth to a son. And she named him Samuel, thinking, “I asked the Lord for him.”
ThisThen the man Elkanah went up withand all his family went up to make the yearly sacrifice to the Lord and to keep his vow ,.
butBut Hannah did not go up with them ., Insteadbecause she had told her husband, “ OnceNot until the boy is weaned ,. Then I will bring him andso that he may appear before the Lord , and. And he will remain there from then on.”
SoThen her husband Elkanah said to her, “Do what you think best. Stay until you have weaned him. MayOnly may the Lord fulfill his promise.” So the woman stayed and nursed her son until she had weaned him.
Once she had weaned him,Then she took him up with her , as soon as she had weaned him, along with three bulls, an ephah of flour, and a container of wine. She brought himcame to the Lord’s house at Shiloh, even though he and the boy was youngwith them.
Once the bull had beenThey slaughtered , they the bull, then brought the boy to Eli.
I prayed forFor this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me the request that I asked of him.
NowSo I also dedicate him to the Lord. From this time onFor all the days of his life he is dedicated to the Lord.”Then they worshipedhe bowed down there in worship to the Lord there.. Hannah Exalts the Lord in Prayer
1Sa 2:1 Hannah prayed, “My heart
rejoiceshas rejoiced in the Lord;my horn is exaltedhas been raised high because of the Lord.I have loudly denouncedenounced my enemies ,. for I am happy that you delivered me.Indeed I rejoice in your deliverance.
1Sa 2:3 Don’t keep speaking so arrogantly
,. letting proudProud talk should not come out of your mouth!For the Lord is a God who knows;he evaluates what people do.
1Sa 2:4 The bows of warriors are shattered,but those who
stumble find theirstumbled have taken on strength reinforced..
Those who areThe well-fed hire themselves out to earn food,but the hungry no longer lack. Even the barren woman giveshas given birth to seven, but the one with many children withers awayhas declined.
1Sa 2:8 He lifts the weak from the dust;he raises the poor from the ash heapto seat them with princes–
and to bestowhe bestows on them an honored position. The foundations of the earth belong to the Lord ,– and he has placed the world on them.
1Sa 2:11 Then Elkanah went back home to Ramah.
But the boy was serving the Lord under the supervision of Eli the priest.Eli’s Sons Misuse Their Sacred OfficeThe boy was serving the Lord with the favor of Eli the priest.
TheBut the sons of Eli were wicked men. They did not recognizeacknowledge the Lord’s authority.
NowThis was the priests would always treatpriests’ routine with the people in the following way:. Whenever anyone was making a sacrifice, while the meat was boiling, the priest’s attendant would come with a three-pronged fork in his hand ., just as the meat was boiling.
1Sa 2:14 He would jab it into the basin, kettle,
caldroncauldron, or pot , and everything. Everything that the fork broughtwould bring up the priest would take for himself. This is whathow they used to do totreat all the Israelites when theywho came there to Shiloh.
EvenAlso, before they burned the fat , the priest’s attendant would come and say to the person who was making the sacrifice, “ Hand overGive some meat for the priest to roast! He won’t takeaccept boiled meat from you, but only raw.”
1Sa 2:16 If the individual said to him, “
First letThey should certainly burn the fat be burned away , and first, then take for yourself whatever you wish,” he would say, “No! HandGive it over right now! If you don’t, I willnot, I’ll take it forcibly!” by force!”
1Sa 2:18 Now Samuel was ministering
beforewith the favor of the Lord. The boy was dressed in a linen ephod.
1Sa 2:19 His mother used to make him a small robe and bring it up to him
at regular intervalsfrom time to time when she would go up with her husband to make the annual sacrifice.
1Sa 2:20 Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife saying, “May the Lord
raise up for you establish descendants for you from this woman to replacein place of the one that she dedicated to the Lord.”Then they would go to their home.
SoAnd indeed the Lord graciously attended to Hannah , and she was able to conceive. She got pregnant and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. TheBut the boy Samuel grew up atbefore the Lord’s sanctuaryLord.
Now Eli was very old when. And he heardwould hear about everything that his sons used to do to all the people of Israel and how they used to have sexgo to bed with the women who were stationed at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
HeSo he said to them, “Why do you behave in this way? For I hear about do these things, these evil things which I hear about from all these people .?
This ought not to be,No, my sons! For the report that I hear circulating among the Lord’s people is not good.
1Sa 2:25 If a man sins against a man, one may appeal to God on his behalf. But if a man sins against the Lord, who
then willcan intercede for him then?” But Eli’s sons would not listen to their father , for. Indeed the Lord had decided to kill them.
NowHowever, the boy Samuel was growing up and finding favor both with the Lord and with people. The Lord Judges the House of Eli
AThen a man of God came to Eli and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Did has said: ‘I not plainly revealrevealed myself to your ancestor’s house when they were in Egypt inslaves to the house of Pharaoh ? in Egypt.
1Sa 2:33 Any
oneman of youyours that I do not cut off from my altar, I will cause yourhis eyes to fail and will cause youhim grief. All of those born to your family will die inby the primesword of lifeman.
1Sa 2:35 Then I will raise up for myself a faithful priest. He will do what is in my heart and soul. I will build for him a
securelasting dynasty and he will serve my chosen one for all time.
1Sa 3:1 Now the boy Samuel continued serving the Lord under Eli’s supervision.
WordReceiving a message from the Lord was rare in those days; revelatory visions were infrequent.
1Sa 3:7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord; the
word of the LordLord’s messages had not yet been revealed to him.
1Sa 3:21 Then the Lord again appeared in Shiloh, for it was in Shiloh that the Lord had revealed himself to Samuel through
the word ofa message from the Lord.
1Sa 4:3 When the army came back to the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why did the Lord let us be defeated today by the Philistines? Let’s take with us the ark of the covenant of the Lord from Shiloh. When it is with us, it will save us from the hand of our enemies
1Sa 4:4 So the army sent to Shiloh, and they took from there the ark of the covenant of the Lord of
hostsHeaven’s Armies, who sits between the cherubim. Now the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phineas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
1Sa 4:7 The Philistines were scared because they thought that gods had come to the camp. They said, “
Too bad forWoe to us! We’ve never seen anything like this!
Too bad forWoe to us! Who can deliver us from the hand of these mighty gods? These are the gods who struck the Egyptians with all sorts of plagues in the desert!
1Sa 4:13 When he arrived in Shiloh, Eli was sitting in his chair
watchingon the lookout by the side of the road, for he was very worried about the ark of God. As the man entered the city to give his report, the whole city cried out.
1Sa 4:22 She said, “The glory has departed from Israel, because the ark of God has been captured.”
The Ark CausesGod Sends Trouble for the Philistines with the Ark
1Sa 6:12 Then the cows went directly on the road to Beth Shemesh. They went along
, mooing as they went; that route, bellowing more and more; they turned neither to the right nor to the left. The leaders of the Philistines were walking along behind them all the way to the border of Beth Shemesh.
1Sa 8:9 So now do as they say. But
seriouslyyou must warn them and make them aware of the policies of the king who will rule over them.”
1Sa 8:10 So Samuel spoke all
the words of the LordLord’s words to the people who were asking him for a king.
1Sa 8:14 He will take your best fields
and, vineyards, and olive groves, and give them to his own servants.
1Sa 9:21 Saul replied, “Am I not a Benjaminite, from the smallest of Israel’s tribes, and is not my family clan the smallest of all the
tribesclans in the tribe of Benjamin? Why do you speak to me in this way?”
1Sa 10:6 Then the
spiritSpirit of the Lord will rush upon you and you will prophesy with them. You will be changed into a different person.
1Sa 10:10 When Saul and his servant arrived at Gibeah, a company of prophets was coming out to meet him. Then the
spiritSpirit of God rushed upon Saul and he prophesied among them.
1Sa 10:18 He said to the Israelites, “This is what the Lord God of Israel
sayshas said, ‘I brought Israel up from Egypt and I delivered you from the power of the Egyptians and from the power of all the kingdoms that oppressed you.
1Sa 13:1 Saul was
thirty years old when he began to reign; he ruled over Israel for forty years.
For theMeanwhile the Philistines gathered to battle with Israel the Philistines had amassed. Then they went up against Israel with 3,000 chariots , 6,000 horsemen, and an army as numerous as the sand on the seashore. They went up and camped at Micmash, east of Beth Aven.
1Sa 14:18 So Saul said to Ahijah, “Bring near the ephod,” for he was at that time wearing the ephod
. in front of the Israelites.
1Sa 15:2 Here is what the Lord of
hosts saysHeaven’s Armies has said: ‘I carefully observed how the Amalekites opposed Israel along the way when Israel came up from Egypt.
1Sa 15:10 Then the
word of the LordLord’s message came to Samuel:
1Sa 15:12 Then Samuel got up early to meet Saul the next morning. But Samuel was informed, “Saul has gone to Carmel where he is setting up a monument for himself
..” Then Samuel left and went down to Gilgal .”.
1Sa 15:13 When Samuel came to
him,Saul, Saul said to him, “May the Lord bless you! I have done whatfulfilled the Lord said.”Lord’s orders.”
1Sa 15:23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination,and presumption is like the evil of idolatry.Because you have rejected the
word of the Lord,Lord’s orders, he has rejected you asfrom being king.”
1Sa 15:24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have disobeyed what the Lord commanded and
what you saidyour words as well. For I was afraid of the army, and I followedobeyed their wishes.voice.
1Sa 15:26 Samuel said to Saul, “I will not go back with you, for you have rejected the
word of the Lord,Lord’s orders, and the Lord has rejected you from being king over Israel!”
1Sa 16:15 Then Saul’s servants said to him, “Look, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you
1Sa 16:19 So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, “Send me your son David, who is out with the sheep
1Sa 17:22 After David had entrusted his cargo to the care of the supply officer, he ran to the
battle frontbattlefront. When he arrived, he asked his brothers how they were doing.
1Sa 17:28 When David’s oldest brother Eliab heard him speaking to the men, he became angry with David and said, “Why have you come down here? To whom did you entrust those few sheep in the
desertwilderness? I am familiar with your pride and deceit! You have come down here to watch the battle!”
1Sa 17:45 But David replied to the Philistine, “You are coming against me with sword and spear and javelin. But I am coming against you in the name of the Lord of
hostsHeaven’s Armies, the God of Israel’s armies, whom you have defied!
1Sa 18:10 The next day an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul and he prophesied within his house. Now David was playing the lyre
that dayas usual. There was a spear in Saul’s hand,
1Sa 19:20 So Saul sent messengers to capture David. When they saw a company of prophets prophesying with Samuel standing there as their leader, the
spiritSpirit of God came upon Saul’s messengers, and they also prophesied.
1Sa 21:4 The priest replied to David, “I don’t have any ordinary bread at my disposal. Only holy bread is available, and then only if your soldiers have abstained from
sexual relations with women.”
1Sa 22:16 But the king said, “You will surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father’s house
1Sa 23:14 David stayed in the strongholds that were in the desert and in the hill country of the
desertwilderness of Ziph. Saul looked for him all the time, but God did not deliver David into his hand.
1Sa 23:15 David realized that Saul had come out to seek his life; at that time David was in Horesh in the
desertwilderness of Ziph.
1Sa 23:24 So they left and went to Ziph ahead of Saul. Now David and his men were in the
desertwilderness of Maon, in the Arabahrift valley to the south of Jeshimon.
1Sa 23:25 Saul and his men went to look for him. But David was informed and went down to the rock and stayed in the
desertwilderness of Maon. When Saul heard about it, he pursued David in the desertwilderness of Maon.
1Sa 25:1 Samuel died, and all Israel assembled and mourned him. They buried him at his home in Ramah. Then David left and went down to the
desertwilderness of Paran. David Marries Abigail the Widow of Nabal
1Sa 25:4 When David heard in the
desertwilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep,
1Sa 25:14 But one of the servants told Nabal’s wife Abigail, “David sent messengers from the
desertwilderness to greet our lord, but he screamed at them.
1Sa 25:21 Now David had been thinking, “In vain I guarded everything that belonged to this man in the
desertwilderness. I didn’t take anything from him. But he has repaid my good with evil.
1Sa 25:23 When Abigail saw David, she got down quickly from the donkey, threw herself
downfacedown before David, and bowed to the ground.
1Sa 25:24 Falling at his feet, she said, “My lord, I accept all the guilt! But please let your female servant speak
with my lordto you! Please listen to the words of your servant!
1Sa 25:28 Please forgive the sin of your servant, for the Lord will certainly establish
the house ofa lasting dynasty for my lord, because my lord fights the battles of the Lord. May no evil be found in you all your days!
1Sa 26:2 So Saul arose and went down to the
desertwilderness of Ziph, accompanied by three thousand select men of Israel, to look for David in the desertwilderness of Ziph.
1Sa 26:3 Saul camped by the road on the hill of Hakilah near Jeshimon, but David was staying in the
desertwilderness. When he realized that Saul had come to the desertwilderness to find him,
1Sa 28:7 So Saul instructed his servants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, so that I may go to her and inquire of her.” His servants replied to him, “There is a woman who is a medium in
1Sa 28:13 The king said to her, “Don’t be afraid! What have you seen?” The woman replied to Saul, “I have seen
one like a goddivine spirit coming up from the ground!”
1Sa 28:24 Now the woman had a well-fed calf at her home that she quickly slaughtered. Taking some flour, she kneaded
breadit and baked itbread without leaven.
2Sa 1:18 (He gave instructions that the people of Judah should be taught “The Bow.” Indeed, it is written down in the
BookScroll of Yasharthe Upright One.)
2Sa 2:29 Abner and his men went through the
Arabahrift valley all that night. They crossed the Jordan River and went through the whole region of Bitron and came to Mahanaim.
2Sa 3:4 His fourth son was Adonijah, the son of Haggith. His fifth son was Shephatiah, the son of
2Sa 3:7 Now Saul had a concubine named Rizpah daughter of Aiah. Ish-bosheth said to Abner, “Why did you
have sexual relationssleep with my father’s concubine?”
2Sa 3:31 David instructed Joab and all the people who were with him, “Tear your clothes! Put on sackcloth! Lament before Abner!” Now King David followed behind the funeral
2Sa 4:7 They had entered the house while Ish-bosheth was resting on his bed in his bedroom. They mortally wounded him and then cut off his head. Taking his head, they traveled on the way of the
Arabahrift valley all that night.
2Sa 5:7 But David captured the fortress of Zion (that is, the
cityCity of David).
2Sa 5:10 David’s power grew steadily, for the Lord God
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies was with him.
2Sa 6:2 David and all the men who were with him traveled to Baalah in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the name of the Lord of
hostsHeaven’s Armies, who sits enthroned between the cherubim that are on it.
2Sa 6:4 They brought it with the ark of God
up from the house of Abinadab on the hill. Ahio was walking in front of the ark,
2Sa 6:18 When David finished offering the burnt sacrifices and peace offerings, he pronounced a blessing over the people in the name of the Lord of
2Sa 7:4 That night the
Lord toldLord’s message came to Nathan,
2Sa 7:5 “Go, tell my servant David: ‘This is what the Lord
sayshas said: Do you really intend to build a house for me to live in?
2Sa 7:7 Wherever I moved among all the Israelites, I did not say to any of
thetheir leaders whom I appointed to care for my people Israel, “Why have you not built me a house made from cedar?”’
2Sa 7:8 “So now, say this to my servant David: ‘This is what the Lord of
hosts saysHeaven’s Armies has said: I took you from the pasture and from your work as a shepherd to make you leader of my people Israel.
2Sa 7:18 King David went in, sat before the Lord, and said, “Who am I, O Sovereign Lord
God, and what is my family, that you should have brought me to this point?
2Sa 7:19 And you didn’t stop there, O Lord God! You have also spoken about the future of your servant’s family. Is this your usual way of dealing with men, O Sovereign Lord
2Sa 7:20 What more can David say to you? You have given your servant special recognition, O Sovereign Lord
2Sa 7:22 Therefore you are great, O Sovereign Lord
God, for there is none like you! There is no God besides you! What we have heard is true!
2Sa 7:26 so you may gain lasting fame, as people say, ‘The Lord of
hostsHeaven’s Armies is God over Israel!’ The dynasty of your servant David will be established before you,
2Sa 7:27 for you, O Lord of
hostsHeaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, have told your servant, ‘I will build you a dynastic house.’ That is why your servant has had the courage to pray this prayer to you.
2Sa 7:28 Now, O
sovereignSovereign Lord, you are the true God! May your words prove to be true! You have made this good promise to your servant!
2Sa 7:29 Now be willing to bless your servant’s dynasty so that it may stand permanently before you, for you, O
sovereignSovereign Lord, have spoken. By your blessing may your servant’s dynasty be blessed on into the future!” David Subjugates Nearby Nations
2Sa 8:12 including
AramEdom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and AmelekAmalek. This also included some of the plunder taken from King Hadadezer son of Rehob of Zobah.
2Sa 8:13 David became famous when he returned from defeating the
ArameansEdomites in the Valley of Salt ,; he defeated 18,000 in all.
2Sa 8:18 Benaiah son of
JehoidaJehoiada supervised the Kerithites and Pelethites; and David’s sons were priests. David Finds Mephibosheth
2Sa 9:4 The king asked him, “Where is he?” Ziba told the king, “He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar
2Sa 9:7 David said to him, “Don’t be afraid, because I will certainly extend kindness to you for the sake of Jonathan your father.
YouI will give back to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will be a regular guest at my table.”
2Sa 10:6 When the Ammonites realized that David was disgusted with them, they sent and hired 20,000 foot soldiers from Aram Beth Rehob and Aram Zobah, in addition to
1,0001000 men from the king of Maacah and 12,000 men from Ish-tob.
2Sa 11:4 David sent some messengers to get her. She came to him and he
had sexual relationswent to bed with her. (Now at that time she was in the process of purifying herself from her menstrual uncleanness.) Then she returned to her home.
2Sa 11:11 Uriah replied to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah reside in temporary shelters, and my lord Joab and my lord’s soldiers are camping in the open field. Should I go to my house to eat and drink and
have marital relationsgo to bed with my wife? As surely as you are alive, I will not do this thing!”
2Sa 12:7 Nathan said to David, “You are that man! This is what the Lord God of Israel
sayshas said: ‘I chose you to be king over Israel and I rescued you from the hand of Saul.
2Sa 12:9 Why have you shown contempt for the
word of the LordLord’s decrees by doing evil in my sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and you have taken his wife asto be your own ! wife! You have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites.
2Sa 12:11 This is what the Lord
sayshas said: ‘I am about to bring disaster on you from inside your own household! Right before your eyes I will take your wives and hand them over to your companion. He will have sexual relationsgo to bed with your wives in broad daylight!
2Sa 12:23 But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Am I able to bring him back
? at this point? I will go to him, but he cannot return to me!’”
2Sa 12:24 So David comforted his wife Bathsheba. He came to her and went to
her and had marital relationsbed with her. SheLater she gave birth to a son, and David named him Solomon. Now the Lord loved the child
2Sa 12:31 He removed the people who were in it and made them
do hard labor with saws, iron picks, and iron axes, putting them to work at the brick kiln. This was his policy with all the Ammonite cities. Then David and all the army returned to Jerusalem. The Rape of Tamar
2Sa 14:11 She replied, “In that case, let the king invoke the name of the Lord your God so that the avenger of blood may not
kill!add to the killing! Then they will not destroy my son!” He replied, “As surely as the Lord lives, not a single hair of your son’s head will fall to the ground.”
2Sa 14:21 Then the king said to Joab, “All right! I will do this thing! Go and bring back the young man Absalom
2Sa 14:25 Now in all Israel everyone acknowledged that there was no man as handsome as Absalom. From the
solesoles of his feet to the top of his head he was perfect in appearance.
2Sa 15:8 For I made this vow when I was living in Geshur in Aram: ‘If the Lord really does allow me to return to Jerusalem, I will serve the Lord.
2Sa 15:21 But Ittai replied to the king, “As surely as the Lord lives and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king is, whether
deadit means death or alive,life, there I will be as well!”
2Sa 15:31 Now David had been told, “Ahithophel has sided with the conspirators who are with Absalom. So David prayed, “Make the advice of Ahithophel foolish, O Lord
2Sa 16:21 Ahithophel replied to Absalom, “
Have sexSleep with your father’s concubines whom he left to care for the palace. All Israel will hear that you have made yourself repulsive to your father. Then your followers will be motivated to support you.”
2Sa 16:22 So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and Absalom
had sexslept with his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.
2Sa 17:16 Now send word quickly to David and warn him, “Don’t spend the night at the fords of the
desertwilderness tonight. Instead, be sure you cross over, or else the king and everyone who is with him may be overwhelmed.”
2Sa 18:10 When one of the men saw this, he reported it to Joab saying, “I saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree
2Sa 19:22 But David said, “What do we have in common, you sons of Zeruiah? You are like my enemy today! Should anyone be put to death in Israel today? Don’t
you realizeI know that today I am king over Israel?”
2Sa 20:3 Then David went to his palace in Jerusalem. The king took the ten concubines he had left to care for the palace and placed them under confinement. Though he provided for their needs, he did not
have sexual relationssleep with them. They remained in confinementunder restriction until the day they died, living out the rest of their lives as widows.
2Sa 20:23 Now Joab was the general in command of all the army of Israel. Benaiah the son of
JehoidaJehoiada was over the Kerethites and the Perethites.
2Sa 22:14 The Lord thundered from the sky;the
sovereign OneMost High shouted loudly.
2Sa 22:51 He gives his
chosen king magnificent victories; he is faithful to his chosen ruler, to David and to his descendants forever!” David’s Final Words
2Sa 23:2 The Lord’s
spiritSpirit spoke through me;his word was on my tongue.
1Ki 1:4 The young woman was very beautiful; she became the king’s nurse and served him, but the king
didwas not have sexual relationsintimate with her.
1Ki 2:5 “You know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me – how he murdered two commanders of the Israelite armies, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. During peacetime he struck them down like he would in battle; when he shed their blood as if in battle, he stained
his ownthe belt on his waist and the sandals on his feet.
1Ki 2:10 Then David passed away and was buried in the
cityCity of David.
1Ki 2:26 The king then told Abiathar the priest, “Go back to your property in Anathoth. You deserve to die, but today I will not kill you because you did carry the ark of the
sovereignSovereign Lord before my father David and you suffered with my father through all his difficult times.”
1Ki 2:27 Solomon
dismissedremoved Abiathar from his position asbeing a priest offor the Lord, fulfilling the decree of judgment the Lord made in ShilohLord’s message that he had pronounced against the family of Eli . in Shiloh.
1Ki 2:45 But King Solomon will be empowered and David’s dynasty will endure permanently before the Lord
1Ki 3:28 When all Israel heard about the judicial decision which the king had rendered, they respected the king, for they realized that he possessed
supernaturaldivine wisdom to make judicial decisions. Solomon’s Royal Court and Administrators
1Ki 4:8 These were their names:Ben
-Hur was in charge of the hill country of Ephraim.
1Ki 4:9 Ben
-Deker was in charge of Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh, and Elon Beth Hanan.
1Ki 4:10 Ben
-Hesed was in charge of Arubboth; he controlled Socoh and all the territory of Hepher.
1Ki 4:11 Ben
-Abinadab was in charge of Naphath Dor. (He was married to Solomon’s daughter Taphath.)
1Ki 4:12 Baana son of Ahilud was in charge of Taanach and Megiddo, as well as all of Beth
ShanShean next to Zarethan below Jezreel, from Beth ShanShean to Abel Meholah and on past Jokmeam.
1Ki 4:13 Ben
-Geber was in charge of Ramoth Gilead; he controlled the tent villages of Jair son of Manasseh in Gilead, as well as the region of Argob in Bashan, including sixty large walled cities with bronze bars locking their gates.
1Ki 5:11 and Solomon supplied Hiram annually with 20,000 cors of wheat as provision for his royal court, as well as
20120,000 bathsgallons of pure olive oil.
1Ki 6:11 The
Lord saidLord’s message came to Solomon:
1Ki 6:23 In the inner sanctuary he made two
cherubscherubim of olive wood; each stood 15 feet high.
1Ki 6:27 He put the
cherubscherubim in the inner sanctuary of the temple. Their wings were spread out. One of the first cherub’s wings touched one wall and one of the other cherub’s wings touched the opposite wall. The first cherub’s other wing touched the second cherub’s other wing in the middle of the room.
1Ki 6:28 He plated the
cherubscherubim with gold.
1Ki 6:29 On all the walls around the temple, inside and out, he carved
cherubscherubim, palm trees, and flowers in bloom.
1Ki 6:32 On the two doors made of olive wood he carved
cherubscherubim, palm trees, and flowers in bloom, and he plated them with gold. He plated the cherubscherubim and the palm trees with hammered gold.
1Ki 6:35 He carved
cherubscherubim, palm trees, and flowers in bloom and plated them with gold, leveled out over the carvings.
1Ki 7:21 He set up the pillars on the porch in front of the main hall. He erected one pillar on the right side and called it
JakinYakin; he erected the other pillar on the left side and called it Boaz.
1Ki 7:29 On these frames and joints were ornamental lions, bulls, and
cherubscherubim. Under the lions and bulls were decorative wreaths.
1Ki 7:36 He engraved ornamental
cherubscherubim, lions, and palm trees on the plates of the supports and frames wherever there was room, with wreaths all around.
1Ki 8:1 Then Solomon convened in Jerusalem Israel’s elders, all the leaders of the Israelite tribes and families, so they could witness the transferal of the ark of the Lord’s covenant from the
cityCity of David (that is, Zion).
1Ki 8:6 The priests brought the ark of the Lord’s covenant to its assigned place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, in the most holy place, under the wings of the
1Ki 8:7 The
cherubs’cherubim’s wings extended over the place where the ark sat; the cherubscherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles.
1Ki 8:9 There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets Moses had placed there in Horeb. It was there that the Lord made
an agreementa covenant with the Israelites after he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
1Ki 8:53 After all, you picked them out of all the nations of the earth to be your special possession, just as you, O
sovereignSovereign Lord, announced through your servant Moses when you brought our ancestors out of Egypt.”
1Ki 8:65 At that time Solomon and all Israel with him celebrated a festival before the Lord our God for two entire weeks. This great assembly included people from all over the land, from Lebo Hamath in the north to the
BrookStream of Egypt in the south.
1Ki 9:14 Hiram had sent to the king
one hundred twenty120 talents of gold.
1Ki 9:24 Solomon built the terrace as soon as Pharaoh’s daughter moved up from the
cityCity of David to the palace Solomon built for her.
1Ki 9:28 They sailed to Ophir, took from there
four hundred twenty420 talents of gold, and then brought them to King Solomon. Solomon Entertains a Queen
1Ki 10:27 The king made silver as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones; cedar was as plentiful as sycamore fig trees are in the
1Ki 11:16 For
six months Joab and the entire Israelite army stayed there six months until they had exterminated every male in Edom.
1Ki 11:18 They went from Midian to Paran; they took some men from Paran and went to Egypt. Pharaoh, king of Egypt, gave him a house and some land and supplied him with
a house and food and even assigned him some land.
1Ki 11:31 Then he told Jeroboam, “Take ten pieces, for this is what the Lord God of Israel
sayshas said: ‘Look, I am about to tear the kingdom from Solomon’s hand and I will give ten tribes to you.
1Ki 12:7 They said to him, “Today if you
showwill be a willingnessservant to help these people and grant their request, speaking kind words to them, they will be your servants from this time forward.”
1Ki 12:24 ‘
The This is what the Lord says thishas said: “Do not attack and make war with your brothers, the Israelites. Each of you go home , for I have caused this to happen.”’” They . Indeed this thing has happened because of me.”’” So they obeyed the Lord and Lord’s message. They went home asin keeping with the Lord had ordered them to do.Lord’s message.Jeroboam Makes Golden Calves
1Ki 13:1 Just then a prophet arrived from Judah
, sent by with the Lord, arrived inLord’s message for Bethel, as Jeroboam was standing near the altar ready to offer a sacrifice.
With the authority of the Lord heHe cried out against the altar with the Lord’s message, “O altar, altar! This is what the Lord sayshas said, ‘Look, a son named Josiah will be born to the Davidic dynasty. He will sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who offer sacrifices on you. Human bones will be burned on you.’”
1Ki 13:3 That day he had also
announcedgiven a sign, saying, “This is the sign that the Lord has predetermined:declared: The altar will be split open and the ashes on it will fall to the ground.”pour out.”
1Ki 13:4 When the king heard
what the prophetprophet’s message that he had cried out against the altar in Bethel, Jeroboam , standing at the altar, extended took his hand ordered,pointed it saying, “Seize him!” TheThen the hand that he had extended shriveledpointed at him stiffened up and he could not pull it back.
The Meanwhile the altar split open and the ashes fellpoured from the altar to the ground, in fulfillment of the sign the prophet had announcedgiven with the Lord’s authority.message.
1Ki 13:6 The king
pled withresponded to the prophet, “Seek the favor of the Lord your God and pray for me, so that my hand may be restored.” So the prophet sought the Lord’s favor and the king’s hand was restored to its former condition.as it was at first.
1Ki 13:7 The king then said to the prophet, “Come home with me and have something to eat
. I’d like to, so that I may give you a present.”gift.”
1Ki 13:8 But the prophet said to the king, “Even if you were to give me half your possessions, I
couldwould not go with you and . I am not allowed to eat andfood or drink water in this place.
1Ki 13:9 For this is how I was commanded in the
Lord gave me strict orders, ‘Do not eat or drink there andLord’s message, ‘Eat no food. Drink no water. And do not go homereturn by the way you came.’”
1Ki 13:11 Now there was an old prophet living in Bethel. When his sons came home, they told
their fatherhim everything the prophet had done in Bethel that day and. And they told their father all the words that he had spoken to the king.
1Ki 13:16 But he replied, “I can’t go back with you.
orI am not allowed to eat andfood or to drink water with you in this place.
1Ki 13:17 For
the Lord gavean order came to me strict orders, ‘Do not eat or drinkin the Lord’s message, ‘Eat no food. Drink no water there ;. And do not go backreturn by the way you came.’”
TheThen the old prophet then said, “I too am a prophet like you. AnAnd an angel has told me within a message from the Lord’s authority,Lord, ‘Bring him back with you to your house so he can eat food and drink water.’” But he was lyinghad lied to him.
1Ki 13:19 So the prophet went back with him
and. He ate and drankfood in his house . and he drank water.
1Ki 13:20 While they were sitting at the table, the
Lord spoke throughLord’s message came to the old prophet who had brought him back.
andSo he cried out to the prophet who had come from Judah, “This is what the Lord sayshas said, ‘You have rebelled against the LordLord’s instruction and have not obeyed the command the Lord your God gave you.
1Ki 13:22 You went back
and. You ate andfood. And you drank water in thisthe place , even though of which he had said to you, “ Do not eat or drink there.”Eat no food. Drink no water.” Therefore your corpse will not be buried in your ancestral tomb.’”
When the prophet from Judah finished his meal, the So this is what happened after he had eaten food and drunk water. The old prophet saddled his visitor’s the donkey for him. 13:24 As the prophet whom he had brought back.
1Ki 13:24 So the prophet from Judah
was traveling,travelled on. Then a lion attacked him on the road and killed him. His corpseThere was his body lying on the road, andwith the donkey standing next to it, and the lion just stoodstanding there beside it.by the body.
SomeThen some men came passing by and saw the corpsebody lying in the road with the lion standing beside it.next to the body. They went and reported what they had seen in the city where the old prophet lived.
1Ki 13:26 When the old prophet who had invited him to his house heard the news, he said, “It is the prophet who rebelled against the Lord. The Lord delivered him over to the lion and it
rippedtore him up and killed him, just as the Lord warnedin keeping with the Lord’s message that he had spoken to him.”
1Ki 13:27 He told his sons, “Saddle my donkey
,” and.” So they did so.saddled it.
1Ki 13:28 He went and found the
corpsebody lying in the road with the donkey and the lion standing beside it; the lion had neither eaten the corpsebody nor attacked the donkey.
1Ki 13:29 The old prophet picked up the
corpse of the prophet,prophet’s body, put it on the donkey, and brought it back. The old prophet then entered the city to mourn him and to bury him.
1Ki 13:30 He put the
corpsebody into his own tomb, and they mourned over him, saying, “Ah, my brother!”
forbecause the prophecymessage that he announced withas the Lord’s authoritymessage against the altar in Bethel and against all the temples on the high places in the cities of the north will certainly be fulfilled.” A Prophet Announces the End of Jeroboam’s Dynasty
1Ki 14:5 But the Lord had told Ahijah, “Look, Jeroboam’s wife is coming to find out from you what will happen to her son, for he is sick. Tell her
sosuch-and- sosuch. When she comes, she will be in a disguise.”
1Ki 14:7 Go, tell Jeroboam, ‘This is what the Lord God of Israel
sayshas said: “I raised you up from among the people and made you ruler over my people Israel.
1Ki 14:18 All Israel buried him and mourned for him,
just asin keeping with the LordLord’s message that he had predictedspoken through his servant, the prophet Ahijah. Jeroboam’s Reign Ends
1Ki 14:31 Rehoboam passed away and was buried with his ancestors in the
cityCity of David. His mother was an Ammonite named Naamah. His son Abijah replaced him as king. Abijah’s Reign over Judah
1Ki 15:8 Abijah passed away and was buried in the
cityCity of David. His son Asa replaced him as king. Asa’s Reign over Judah
1Ki 15:13 He also removed Maacah his grandmother from her position as queen mother because she had made a loathsome Asherah pole. Asa cut down her
Asherahloathsome pole and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
1Ki 15:29 When he became king, he executed Jeroboam’s entire family. He wiped out everyone who breathed,
just as in keeping with the LordLord’s message that he had predictedspoken through his servant Ahijah the Shilonite.
1Ki 15:32 Asa and King
NadabBaasha of Israel were continually at war with each other. Baasha’s Reign over Israel
1Ki 16:1 The Lord’s message against Baasha came to Jehu son of Hanani
received from the Lord this message predicting Baasha’s downfall::
The And so it was the Lord’s message came through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani received from the Lord the message predicting the downfall ofagainst Baasha and his family. This was because of all the evil Baashahe had done in the sight of the Lord. His actions angered the Lord (including the wayLord’s view, by angering him with his deeds and becoming like Jereboam’s dynasty, and because of how he had destroyed Jeroboam’s dynasty ), so that his family ended up like Jeroboam’s. Elah’s Reign over Israel
1Ki 16:8 In the twenty-sixth year of
King Asa’s reign over Judah, Baasha’s son Elah became king over Israel; he ruled in Tirzah for two years.
1Ki 16:12 Zimri destroyed Baasha’s entire family,
just asin keeping with the LordLord’s message which he had predicted tospoken against Baasha through Jehu the prophet.
1Ki 16:34 During Ahab’s reign, Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho. Abiram, his firstborn son, died when he laid the foundation; Segub, his youngest son, died when he erected its gates,
just asin keeping with the LordLord’s message that he had warnedspoken through Joshua son of Nun. Elijah Visits a Widow in Sidonian Territory
1Ki 17:2 The
Lord toldLord’s message came to him:
1Ki 17:5 So he
didcarried out as the Lord told himLord’s message; he went and lived in the Kerith Valley near the Jordan.
1Ki 17:8 The
Lord toldLord’s message came to him,
1Ki 17:10 So he got up and went to Zarephath. When he went through the city gate, there was a widow gathering wood. He called out to her, “Please give me a
cup oflittle water in a cup, so I can take a drink.”
1Ki 17:13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go and do as you planned. But first make me a small cake
for me and bring it to me; then make something for yourself and your son.
1Ki 17:14 For this is what the Lord God of Israel
sayshas said, ‘The jar of flour will not be empty and the jug of oil will not run out until the day the Lord makes it rain on the surface of the ground.’”
1Ki 17:16 The jar of flour was never empty and the jug of oil never ran out,
just asin keeping with the LordLord’s message that he had promisedspoken through Elijah.
1Ki 17:24 The woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a prophet and that the
LordLord’s message really does speakcome through you.” Elijah Meets the King’s Servant
1Ki 18:1 Some time later, in the third year of the famine, the
Lord toldLord’s message came to Elijah, “Go, make an appearance before Ahab, so I may send rain on the surface of the ground.”
1Ki 18:6 They divided up the land between them to search it; Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah went the other
. way by himself.
1Ki 18:12 But when I leave you, the Lord’s
spiritSpirit will carry you away so I can’t find you. If I go tell Ahab I’ve seen you, he won’t be able to find you and he will kill me. That would not be fair, because your servant has been a loyal follower of the Lord from my youth.
1Ki 18:15 But Elijah said, “As certainly as the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies lives (whom I serve), I will make an appearance before him today.” Elijah Confronts Baal’s Prophets
1Ki 18:19 Now send out messengers and assemble all Israel before me at Mount Carmel, as well as the 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of Asherah whom Jezebel supports
1Ki 18:31 Then Elijah took twelve stones, corresponding to the number of tribes that descended from Jacob, to whom the
LordLord’s message had saidcome, “Israel will be your new name.”
1Ki 18:33 He arranged the wood, cut up the bull, and placed it on the wood.
18:34 Then he said, “Fill four water jars and pour the water on the offering and the wood.”
1Ki 19:4 while he went a day’s journey into the
desertwilderness. He went and sat down under a shrub and asked the Lord to take his life: “I’ve had enough! Now, O Lord, take my life. After all, I’m no better than my ancestors.”
1Ki 19:7 The Lord’s
angelic messengerangel came back again, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat, for otherwise you won’t be able to make the journey.”
1Ki 19:9 He went into a cave there and spent the night. All of a sudden the
Lord spokeLord’s message came to him, “Why are you here, Elijah?”
1Ki 19:10 He answered, “I have been absolutely loyal to the Lord
, the sovereign God of Heaven’s Armies, even though the Israelites have abandoned the agreementcovenant they made with you, torn down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left and now they want to take my life.”
1Ki 19:14 He answered, “I have been absolutely loyal to the Lord
, the sovereign God of Heaven’s Armies, even though the Israelites have abandoned the agreementcovenant they made with you , torn down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left and now they want to take my life.”
1Ki 19:15 The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came and then head for the
Desertwilderness of Damascus. Go and anoint Hazael king over Syria.
1Ki 20:2 He sent messengers to King Ahab of Israel, who was in the city.
20:3 He said to him, “This is what Ben Hadad says,
1Ki 20:6 But now at this time tomorrow I will send my servants to you and they will search through your palace and your servants’ houses. They will carry away all your valuables
1Ki 20:13 Now a prophet visited King Ahab of Israel and said, “This is what the Lord
sayshas said, ‘Do you see this huge army? Look, I am going to hand it over to you this very day. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
1Ki 20:14 Ahab asked, “By whom will this be accomplished?” He answered, “This is what the Lord
sayshas said, ‘By the servants of the district governors.’” Ahab asked, “Who will launch the attack?” He answered, “You will.”
1Ki 20:21 Then the king of Israel marched out and struck down the horses and chariots; he thoroughly defeated Syria. The Lord Gives Israel
1Ki 20:28 The prophet visited the king of Israel and said, “This is what the Lord
sayshas said: ‘Because the Syrians said, “The Lord is a god of the mountains and not a god of the valleys,” I will hand over to youdeliver this entire huge army . into to your control. Then you will know that I am the Lord. ’”
1Ki 20:35 One of the members of the prophetic guild,
speaking with divine authority, ordered told his companion , “Wound a message from the Lord, “Please wound me!” But the man refused to wound him.
1Ki 20:42 The prophet then said to him, “This is what the Lord
sayshas said, ‘Because you released a man I had determined should die, you will pay with your life and your people will suffer instead of his people.’”
1Ki 21:17 The
Lord toldLord’s message came to Elijah the Tishbite:
1Ki 21:19 Say to him, ‘This is what the Lord
sayshas said: “Haven’t you committed murder and taken possession of the property of the deceased?”’ Then say to him, ‘This is what the Lord sayshas said: “In the spot where dogs licked up Naboth’s blood they will also lick up your blood – yes, yours!”’”
1Ki 21:28 The
Lord saidLord’s message came to Elijah the Tishbite,
ThenBut then Jehoshaphat added, “Firstsaid to Israel’s king, “Please seek an oraclea message from the Lord this very day.”
1Ki 22:6 So the king of Israel assembled about four hundred prophets and asked them, “Should I attack Ramoth Gilead or not?” They said, “Attack! The
sovereign oneSovereign One will hand it over to the king.”
1Ki 22:8 The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man through whom we can seek the Lord’s will. But I despise him because he does not prophesy prosperity for me, but disaster. His name is Micaiah son of Imlah
..” Jehoshaphat said, “The king should not say such things.”
1Ki 22:11 Zedekiah son of Kenaanah made iron horns and said, “This is what the Lord
sayshas said, ‘With these you will gore Syria until they are destroyed.’”
2Ki 1:3 But the Lord’s
angelic messengerangel told Elijah the Tishbite, “Get up, go to meet the messengers from the king of Samaria. Say this to them: ‘You must think there is no God in Israel! That explains why you are on your way to seek an oracle from Baal Zebub the god of Ekron.
2Ki 1:4 Therefore this is what the Lord
sayshas said, “You will not leave the bed you lie on, for you will certainly die!”’” So Elijah went on his way.
2Ki 1:6 They replied, “A man came up to meet us. He told us, “Go back to the king who sent you and tell him, ‘This is what the Lord
sayshas said: “You must think there is no God in Israel! That explains why you are sending for an oracle from Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron. Therefore you will not leave the bed you lie on, for you will certainly die.”’”
2Ki 1:15 The Lord’s
angelic messengerangel said to Elijah, “Go down with him. Don’t be afraid of him.” So he got up and went down with him to the king.
2Ki 1:16 Elijah said to the king, “This is what the Lord
sayshas said, ‘You sent messengers to seek an oracle from Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron. You must thinkIs it because there is no God in Israel from whom you can seek an oracle!a message? Therefore you will not leave the bed you lie on, for you will certainly die.’”
He died just asAnd he did die in keeping with the LordLord’s message that he had prophesiedspoken through Elijah. In the second year of the reign of King Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat over Judah, Ahaziah’s brother Jehoram replaced him as king of Israel, because he had no son.
2Ki 2:21 He went out to the spring and threw the salt in. Then he said, “This is what the Lord
sayshas said, ‘I have purified this water. It will no longer cause death or fail to produce crops.”
2Ki 3:8 He then asked, “Which invasion route are we going to take?” Jehoram answered, “By the road through the
Desertwilderness of Edom.”
2Ki 3:12 Jehoshaphat said, “
The Lord speaks through himYes, he receives the Lord’s messages.” So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to visit him.
2Ki 3:14 Elisha said, “As certainly as the Lord
who rules over all of Heaven’s Armies lives (whom I serve), if I did not respect King Jehoshaphat of Judah, I would not pay attention to you or acknowledge you.
2Ki 3:16 and he said, “This is what the Lord
sayshas said, ‘Make many cisterns in this valley,’
2Ki 3:17 for this is what the Lord
sayshas said, ‘You will not feel any wind or see any rain, but this valley will be full of water and you and your cattle and animals will drink.’
2Ki 3:23 The Moabites said, “It’s blood! The kings
are totally destroyed! Theymust have fought one another! The soldiers have struck one another down! Now, Moab, seize the plunder!”
2Ki 4:43 But his attendant said, “How can I feed a hundred men with this?” He replied, “Set it before the people so they may eat, for this is what the Lord
sayshas said, ‘They will eat and have some left over.’”
2Ki 4:44 So he set it before them; they ate and had some left over, just as in the
Lord predicted.Lord’s message.Elisha Heals a Syrian General
2Ki 5:23 Naaman said, “Please accept two talents of silver
..” He insisted, and tied up two talents of silver in two bags, along with two suits of clothes. He gave them to two of his servants and they carried them for Gehazi.
2Ki 6:32 Now Elisha was sitting in his house with the community leaders. The king sent a messenger on ahead, but before he arrived, Elisha said to the leaders, “Do you realize this assassin intends to cut off my head
?”? Look, when the messenger arrives, shut the door and lean against it. His master will certainly be right behind him.”
2Ki 7:1 Elisha replied, “
HearListen to the word of the Lord!Lord’s message. This is what the Lord sayshas said, ‘About this time tomorrow a seah of finely milled flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.’”
2Ki 7:16 Then the people went out and looted the Syrian camp. A seah of finely milled flour sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, just as in the
Lord had said they would.Lord’s message.
2Ki 8:24 Joram passed away and was buried with his ancestors in the
cityCity of David. His son Ahaziah replaced him as king. Ahaziah Takes the Throne of Judah
2Ki 9:3 Take the container of olive oil, pour it over his head, and say, ‘This is what the Lord
sayshas said, “I have designated you as king over Israel.”’ Then open the door and run away quickly!”
2Ki 9:6 So Jehu got up and went inside. Then the prophet poured the olive oil on his head and said to him, “This is what the Lord God of Israel
sayshas said, ‘I have designated you as king over the Lord’s people Israel.
2Ki 9:12 But they said, “You’re lying! Tell us what he said.” So he told them what he had said. He also related how he had said, “This is what the Lord
sayshas said, ‘I have designated you as king over Israel.’”
2Ki 9:25 Jehu ordered his officer Bidkar, “Pick him up and throw him into the part of the field that once belonged to Naboth of Jezreel. Remember, you and I were riding together behind his father Ahab, when the Lord pronounced this
judgment onoracle against him,
2Ki 9:26 ‘“Know for sure that I saw the shed blood of Naboth and his sons yesterday,” says the Lord, “and that I will give you what you deserve right here in this plot of land,” says the Lord.
’ So’So now pick him up and throw him into this plot of land, just as in the Lord said.”Lord’s message.”
2Ki 9:28 His servants took his body back to Jerusalem and buried him in his tomb with his ancestors in the
cityCity of David.
WhenSo they went back and told him ,. Then he said, “ The It is the fulfillment of the Lord’s wordmessage that he had spoken through his servant, Elijah the Tishbite, has come to pass. He warned, ‘In the plot of land at Jezreel, dogs will devour Jezebel’s flesh.
2Ki 10:10 Therefore take note that not one of the
judgments the Lord announcedLord’s words which he pronounced against Ahab’s dynasty has failed will fail to materialize. The Lord hadhas done what he announced through his servant Elijah.”
2Ki 10:17 He went to Samaria and
exterminated all the members killed each of Ahab’s remaining family members who were still alive in Samaria , just as the Lord until he destroyed them, in keeping with the Lord’s message which he had announced to Elijah. Jehu Executes the Prophets and Priests of Baal
2Ki 11:2 So Jehosheba, the daughter of King Joram and sister of Ahaziah, took Ahaziah’s son Joash and
sneakedstole him away from the rest of the royal descendants who were to be executed. She hid him and his nurse in the room where the bed covers were stored. So he was hidden from Athaliah and escaped execution.
Throughout his lifetime Jehoash did what the Lord approved , just asall his days when Jehoiada the priest taught him.
2Ki 12:21 His servants Jozabad son of Shimeath and Jehozabad son of Shomer murdered him. He was buried with his ancestors in the
cityCity of David. His son Amaziah replaced him as king.Jehoahaz’s Reign over Israel
2Ki 14:14 He took away all the gold and silver, all the items found in the Lord’s temple and in the treasuries of the royal palace, and some hostages. Then he went back to Samaria.
2Ki 14:20 His body was carried back by horses and he was buried in Jerusalem with his ancestors in the
cityCity of David.
2Ki 14:25 He restored the border of Israel from Lebo Hamath in the north to the sea of the
Arabahrift valley in the south, just as in accordance with the word ofmessage from the Lord God of Israel that he had announced through his servant Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher.
2Ki 15:7 Azariah passed away and was buried with his ancestors in the
cityCity of David. His son Jotham replaced him as king. Zechariah’s Reign over Israel
2Ki 15:12 His assassination
brought to fulfillmentfulfilled the Lord’s wordmessage to Jehu, “Four generations of your descendants will rule over Israelon Israel’s throne.” ThatAnd that is exactly whathow it happened.
2Ki 15:17 In the thirty-ninth year of King Azariah’s reign over Judah, Menahem son of Gadi became king over Israel. He reigned for
twelveten years in Samaria.
2Ki 16:15 King Ahaz ordered Uriah the priest, “On the large altar offer the morning burnt sacrifice, the evening grain offering, the royal burnt sacrifices and grain offering, the burnt sacrifice for all the people of
Israelthe land, their grain offering, and their libations. Sprinkle all the blood of the burnt sacrifice and other sacrifices on it. The bronze altar will be for my personal use.”
2Ki 16:20 Ahaz passed away and was buried with his ancestors in the
cityCity of David. His son Hezekiah replaced him as king. Hoshea’s Reign over Israel
2Ki 17:3 King Shalmaneser of Assyria
threatenedmarched up to attack him; so Hoshea became his subject and paid him tribute.
2Ki 17:8 they observed the practices of the nations whom the Lord had driven out from before
Israel,them, and followed the example of the kings of Israel.
2Ki 17:9 The Israelites said things about the Lord their God that were not right. They built high places in all their
citiestowns, from the watchtower to the fortress.fortified city.
2Ki 17:22 The Israelites followed in the sinful ways of Jeroboam
son of Nebat and did not repudiate them.
2Ki 17:35 The Lord made
an agreementa covenant with them and instructed them, “You must not worship other gods. Do not bow down to them, serve them, or offer sacrifices to them.
2Ki 17:38 You must never forget the
agreementcovenant I made with you, and you must not worship other gods.
2Ki 18:8 He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from
the watchtower to thefortified city fortress..
2Ki 18:12 This happened because they did not obey the Lord their God and broke his
agreementcovenant with them. They did not pay attention to and obey all that Moses, the Lord’s servant, had commanded. Sennacherib Invades Judah
2Ki 18:32 until I come and take you to a land just like your own – a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive
treesoil and honey. Then you will live and not die. Don’t listen to Hezekiah, for he is misleading you when he says, “The Lord will rescue us.”
2Ki 19:2 He sent Eliakim the palace supervisor, Shebna the scribe, and the leading priests, clothed in sackcloth
, with this message to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz :.
2Ki 19:3 They told him, “This is what Hezekiah says
: ‘:‘This is a day of distress, insults, and humiliation, as when a baby is ready to leave the birth canal, but the mother lacks the strength to push it through.
2Ki 19:6 Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master this: ‘This is what the Lord
sayshas said: “Don’t be afraid because of the things you have heard – these insults, because the king of Assyria’s servantsAssyrian king’s officers have hurled againstinsulted me.
2Ki 19:15 Hezekiah prayed before the Lord: “Lord God of Israel, who is enthroned on the
cherubscherubim! You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You made the sky and the earth.
2Ki 19:20 Isaiah son of Amoz sent this message to Hezekiah: “This is what the Lord God of Israel
sayshas said: ‘I have heard your prayer concerning King Sennacherib of Assyria.
2Ki 19:23 Through your messengers you taunted the
sovereign masterSovereign Master, ‘With my many chariots I climbed up the high mountains, the slopes of Lebanon.I cut down its tall cedars,and its best evergreens.I invaded its most remote regions, its thickest woods.
2Ki 19:25 Certainly you must have heard! Long ago I worked it out
,.In ancient times I planned it;and now I am bringing it to pass.The plan is this:Fortified cities will crashinto heaps of ruins.
2Ki 19:31 For a remnant will leave Jerusalem; survivors will come out of Mount Zion.The
intense devotionzeal of the sovereign Lord to his people of Heaven’s Armies will accomplish this.
2Ki 19:32 So this is what the Lord
sayshas said about the king of Assyria: “He will not enter this city,nor will he shoot an arrow here. He will not attack it with his shield-carrying warriors, nor will he build siege works against it.
2Ki 19:35 That very night the Lord’s
messengerangel went out and killed 185,000 men in the Assyrian camp. When they got up early the next morning, there were all the corpses.
2Ki 20:1 In those days Hezekiah was stricken with a terminal illness. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz visited him and told him, “This is what the Lord
sayshas said, ‘Give your household instructions, for you are about to die; you will not get well.’”
2Ki 20:4 Isaiah
was still inhad not yet left the middle courtyard when the Lord toldLord’s message came to him,
2Ki 20:5 “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people: ‘This is what the Lord God of your ancestor David
sayshas said: “I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I will heal you. The day after tomorrow you will go up to the Lord’s temple.
2Ki 20:16 Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Listen to the
word of the LordLord’s message,
2Ki 20:19 Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The Lord’s
wordmessage which you have announced is appropriate.” Then he added, “At least there will be peace and stability during my lifetime.”
2Ki 21:12 So this is what the Lord God of Israel
sayshas said, ‘I am about to bring disaster on Jerusalem and Judah. The news will reverberate in the ears of those who hear about it.
2Ki 22:12 The king ordered Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan,
AcborAchbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king’s servant,
2Ki 22:14 So Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam,
AcborAchbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shullam son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, the supervisor of the wardrobe. (She lived in Jerusalem in the Mishneh district.) They stated their business,
2Ki 22:15 and she said to them: “This is what the Lord God of Israel
sayshas said: ‘Say this to the man who sent you to me:
2Ki 22:16 “This is what the Lord
sayshas said: ‘I am about to bring disaster on this place and its residents, all the details of which are recordedthings in the scroll which the king of Judah has read.
2Ki 22:18 Say this to the king of Judah, who sent you to seek an oracle from the Lord: “This is what the Lord God of Israel
sayshas said concerning the words you have heard:
2Ki 23:14 He smashed the sacred pillars to bits, cut down the Asherah
polepoles, and filled those shrines with human bones.
2Ki 23:16 When Josiah turned around, he saw the tombs there on the hill. So he ordered the bones from the tombs to be brought; he burned them on the altar and defiled it
. This fulfilled, just as in the Lord’s announcement mademessage that was announced by the prophet while Jeroboam stood by the altar during a festival. King JosiahThen the king turned and saw the grave of the prophet who had foretold this.
2Ki 24:2 The Lord sent against him Babylonian, Syrian, Moabite, and Ammonite raiding bands; he sent them to destroy Judah, just as in the Lord’s message that he had
warned he would doannounced through his servants the prophets.
2Ki 24:7 The king of Egypt did not march out from his land again, for the king of Babylon conquered all the territory that the king of Egypt had formerly controlled between the
BrookStream of Egypt and the Euphrates River. Jehoiachin’s Reign over Judah
1Ch 1:48 When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the
riverRiver succeeded him.
1Ch 1:51 Hadad died.
Tribal Chiefs of EdomThe tribal chiefs of Edom were:Timna, Alvah, Jetheth,
1Ch 2:21 Later Hezron
had sexual relationsslept with the daughter of Makir, the father of Gilead. (He had married her when he was sixty years old.) She bore him Segub.
1Ch 2:24 After Hezron’s death, Caleb
had sexual relationsslept with Ephrath, his father Hezron’s widow, and she bore to him Ashhur the father of Tekoa. Jerahmeel’s Descendants
1Ch 3:3 the fifth was Shephatiah, whose mother was Abital;the sixth was Ithream, whose mother was Eglah
., David’s wife.
1Ch 4:14 Meonothai was the father of Ophrah.Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of those who live in
Ge Harashim, whothe Valley of the Craftsmen, for they were craftsmen.
1Ch 4:20 The sons of Shimon:Amnon, Rinnah, Ben
-Hanan, and Tilon.The descendants of Ishi:Zoheth and Ben Zoheth.
1Ch 4:32 Their settlements also included Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan – five towns
They also lived inalong with all thetheir settlements that surrounded these towns as far as Baal. These were their settlementsthe places where they lived; they kept genealogical records.
1Ch 5:9 In the east they settled as far as the entrance to the
desertwilderness that stretches to the Euphrates River, for their cattle had increased in numbers in the land of Gilead.
1Ch 6:78 Within the territory of the tribe of Reuben across the Jordan River east of Jericho: Bezer in the
desertwilderness and its pasturelands, Jahzah and its pasturelands,
1Ch 7:3 The son of Uzzi:
IzrachiahIzrahiah.The sons of Izrahiah:Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah. All five were leaders.
1Ch 7:8 The sons of Beker:Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and
AlamethAlemeth. All these were the sons of Beker.
1Ch 7:11 All these were the sons of Jediael.
Listed in their genealogical recordsThere were 17,200 family leaders and warriors who were capable of marching out to battle.
1Ch 7:23 He
had sexual relationsslept with his wife; she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. Ephraim named him Beriah because tragedy had come to his family.
1Ch 7:29 On the border of Manasseh’s territory were Beth
-Shean and its surrounding towns, Taanach and its surrounding towns, Megiddo and its surrounding towns, and Dor and its surrounding towns. The descendants of Joseph, Israel’s son, lived here.Asher’s Descendants
1Ch 11:3 When all the leaders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, David made
an agreementa covenant with them in Hebron before the Lord. They anointed David king over Israel, just asin keeping with the Lord had announcedLord’s message that came through Samuel. David Conquers Jerusalem
1Ch 11:9 David’s power steadily grew, for the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies was with him. David’s Warriors
1Ch 11:10 These were the leaders of David’s warriors who
helped establish and stabilize his rule over , together with all Israel, stood courageously with him in accordancehis kingdom by installing him as king, in keeping with the Lord’s word.message concerning Israel.
1Ch 12:8 Some of the Gadites joined David at the stronghold in the
desertwilderness. They were warriors who were trained for battle; they carried shields and spears. They were as fierce as lions and could run as quickly as gazelles across the hills.
1Ch 14:15 When you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the trees, then attack. For at that moment
the Lord,God is going before you to strike down the army of the Philistines.”
1Ch 15:2 Then David said, “Only the Levites may carry the ark of God, for the Lord chose them to carry the ark of the Lord and to serve before him perpetually
1Ch 15:15 The descendants of Levi carried the ark of God on their shoulders with poles, just as Moses had
ordered according to the divine command.commanded in keeping with the Lord’s instruction.
1Ch 16:7 That day David first gave to Asaph and his colleagues this song of thanks to the Lord
1Ch 16:36 May the Lord God of Israel be praised,in the future and forevermore. Then all the people said, “We agree! Praise the Lord
!”.David Appoints Worship Leaders
1Ch 17:3 That night God told Nathan
1Ch 17:7 “So now, say this to my servant David: ‘This is what the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies says: “I took you from the pasture and from your work as a shepherd to make you a leader of my people Israel.
1Ch 17:24 so it may become a reality and you may gain lasting fame, as people say, ‘The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies is the God of Israel.’ David’sThe dynasty of your servant David will be established before you,
1Ch 18:8 From Tibhath and Kun, Hadadezer’s cities, David took a great deal of bronze. (Solomon used it to make the big bronze basin called “The Sea,” the pillars, and other bronze items
MessengersPeople came and told David what had happened to the men, so he summonedsent messengers to meet them, for the men were thoroughly humiliated. The king said, “Stay in Jericho until your beards grow again; then you may come back.”
1Ch 20:3 He removed the city’s residents and made them
do hard labor with saws, iron picks, and axes. This was his policy with all the Ammonite cities. Then David and all the army returned to Jerusalem. Battles with the Philistines
1Ch 21:12 three years of famine, or three months being chased by your enemies and struck down by their swords, or three days being struck down by the Lord, during which a plague will invade the land and the Lord’s
messengerangel will destroy throughout Israel’s territory.’ Now, decide what I should tell the one who sent me.”
1Ch 21:16 David looked up and saw the Lord’s
messengerangel standing between the earth and sky with his sword drawn and in his hand, stretched out over Jerusalem. David and the leaders, covered with sackcloth, threw themselves down with their faces to the ground.
1Ch 21:18 So the Lord’s
messengerangel told Gad to instruct David to go up and build an altar for the Lord on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
1Ch 21:30 But David could not go before it to seek God’s will, for he was afraid of the sword of the Lord’s
1Ch 22:8 But this was the
Lord saidLord’s message to me: ‘You have spilled a great deal of blood and fought many battles. You must not build a temple to honor me, for you have spilled a great deal of blood on the ground before me.
1Ch 24:31 Just like their relatives, the descendants of Aaron, they also cast lots before King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, the leaders of families, the priests, and the Levites. The families of the oldest son cast lots along with
the those of the youngest. David Organizes the Musicians
1Ch 26:5 the sixth Ammiel, the seventh Issachar, and the eighth Peullethai. (Indeed, God blessed Obed-Edom
1Ch 27:28 Baal-Hanan the Gederite was in charge of the olive and sycamore trees in the
lowlandsfoothills; Joash was in charge of the storehouses of olive oil.
2Ch 1:15 The king made silver and gold as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones; cedar was as plentiful as sycamore fig trees are in the
2Ch 2:7 “Now send me a man who is skilled in working with gold, silver, bronze, and iron, as well as purple, crimson, and
violetblue colored fabrics, and who knows how to engrave. He will work with my skilled craftsmen here in Jerusalem and Judah, whom my father David provided.
2Ch 2:10 Look, I will pay your servants who cut the timber 20,000
korscors of ground wheat, 20,000 korscors of barley, 120,000 gallons of wine, and 120,000 gallons of olive oil.”
2Ch 2:14 whose mother is a Danite and whose father is a Tyrian. He knows how to work with gold, silver, bronze, iron, stones, and wood, as well as purple,
violetblue, white, and crimson fabrics. He knows how to do all kinds of engraving and understands any design given to him. He will work with your skilled craftsmen and the skilled craftsmen of my lord David your father.
2Ch 3:11 The combined wing span of the
cherubscherubim was 30 feet. One of the first cherub’s wings was seven and one-half feet long and touched one wall of the temple; its other wing was also seven and one-half feet long and touched one of the second cherub’s wings.
2Ch 3:14 He made the curtain out of
violetblue, purple, crimson, and white fabrics, and embroidered on it decorative cherubim.
2Ch 3:17 He set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right side and the other on the left. He named the one on the right
JachinYakin, and the one on the left Boaz.
2Ch 4:17 The king had them cast in
earthenearth foundries in the region of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarethan.
2Ch 5:7 The priests brought the ark of the covenant of
the the Lord to its assigned place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, in the most holy place under the wings of the cherubscherubim.
2Ch 5:8 The
cherubs’cherubim’s wings extended over the place where the ark sat; the cherubscherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles.
2Ch 5:10 There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets Moses had placed there in Horeb. (It was there that the Lord made
an agreementa covenant with the Israelites after he brought them out of the land of Egypt.)
2Ch 7:8 At that time Solomon and all Israel with him celebrated a festival for seven days. This great assembly included people from Lebo Hamath in the north to the
BrookStream of Egypt in the south.
2Ch 8:13 He observed the daily requirements for sacrifices that Moses had specified for Sabbaths, new moon festivals, and the three annual celebrations – the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of
2Ch 9:3 When the queen of Sheba saw for herself Solomon’s
extensive wisdom, the palace he had built,
2Ch 9:27 The king made silver as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones; cedar was as plentiful as sycamore fig trees are in the
2Ch 11:2 But the
Lord told ShemaiahLord’s message came to the prophet , Shemaiah,
2Ch 12:7 When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves,
he gave thisthe Lord’s message came to Shemaiah: “They have humbled themselves, so I will not destroy them. I will deliver them soon. My anger will not be unleashed against Jerusalem through Shishak.
2Ch 12:15 The events of Rehoboam’s reign, from start to finish, are recorded in the Annals of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the
seerSeer that include genealogical records. There were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
2Ch 13:5 Don’t you realize that the Lord God of Israel has given David and his dynasty lasting dominion over Israel by a formal
2Ch 13:15 and the men of Judah gave the battle cry. As the men of Judah gave the battle cry,
the LordGod struck down Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
2Ch 14:11 Asa prayed to the Lord his God: “O Lord, there is no one but you who can help the weak when they are vastly outnumbered. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you and have marched on your behalf against this huge army. O Lord, you are our God
,; don’t let men prevail against you!”
2Ch 15:16 King Asa also removed Maacah his grandmother from her position as queen mother because she had made a loathsome Asherah pole. Asa cut down her
Asherahloathsome pole and crushed and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
2Ch 16:9 Certainly the Lord watches the whole earth carefully and is ready to strengthen those who are devoted to him. You have acted foolishly in this matter; from now on you will have war
2Ch 16:12 In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa developed a foot disease
. Though and his disease wasbecame severe. Yet even in his disease, he did not seek the Lord, but only the doctors.
2Ch 16:14 He was buried in the tomb he had carved out in the City of David. They laid him to rest on a
bierplatform covered with spices and assorted mixtures of ointments. They made a huge bonfire to honor him. Jehoshaphat Becomes King
2Ch 17:7 In the third year of his reign he sent his officials Ben
-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah to teach in the cities of Judah.
2Ch 17:15 Jehochanan the commander led 280,000
2Ch 18:3 King Ahab of Israel said to King Jehoshaphat of Judah, “Will you go with me to attack Ramoth Gilead?”
JehoshaphatHe replied to the king of Israel, “I will support you; my army is at your disposal and will support you in battle.”
2Ch 18:4 Then Jehoshaphat
addedsaid further to the king of Israel, “First, please seek an oracle from the Lord.”
2Ch 18:7 The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man through whom we can seek the Lord’s will
.– But I despise him because he does not prophesy prosperity for me, but always disaster . His name is –Micaiah son of Imlah ..” Jehoshaphat said, “The king should not say such things!”
2Ch 18:18 Micaiah said, “That being the case,
hearlisten to the word of the Lord:Lord’s message. I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, with all the heavenly assembly standing on his right and on his left.
2Ch 18:22 So now, look, the Lord has placed a lying spirit in the mouths of all these prophets of yours
;, but the Lord has decreed disaster for you.”
2Ch 18:29 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “I will disguise myself and then enter the battle
;, but you wear your royal attire.” So the king of Israel disguised himself and they entered the battle.
2Ch 19:3 Nevertheless you have done some good things; you removed the Asherah poles from the land and you were determined to follow
the LordGod.” Jehoshaphat Appoints Judges
2Ch 19:10 Whenever your countrymen who live in the cities bring a case before you (whether it involves a violent crime or other matters related to the law, commandments, rules, and regulations), warn them that they must not sin against the Lord. If you fail to do so, God will be angry with you and your colleagues
;, but if you obey, you will be free of guilt.
You will report toTake note, Amariah the chief priest will oversee you in all mattersevery matter pertaining to the Lord’s law,Lord and to Zebadiah son of Ishmael, the leader of the family of Judah, in all mattersevery matter pertaining to the king. The Levites will serve as officials before you. Confidently carry out your duties! MayAct courageously! And may the Lord be with those who do well!” The Lord Gives Jehoshaphat Military Success
2Ch 20:16 Tomorrow march down against them as they come up the Ascent of Ziz. You will find them at the end of the ravine in front of the
Desertwilderness of Jeruel.
2Ch 20:20 Early the next morning they marched out to the
Desertwilderness of Tekoa. When they were ready to march, Jehoshaphat stood up and said: “Listen to me, you people of Judah and residents of Jerusalem! Trust in the Lord your God and you will be safe! Trust in the message of his prophets and you will win.”
2Ch 20:24 When the men of Judah arrived at the observation post overlooking the
desertwilderness and looked at the huge army, they saw dead bodies on the ground; there were no survivors!
2Ch 21:9 Jehoram crossed over
to Zair with his officers and all his chariots. The Edomites, who had surrounded him, attacked at night and defeated him and his chariot officers.
2Ch 22:1 The residents of Jerusalem made his youngest son Ahaziah king in his place, for the raiding party that invaded the
citycamp with the Arabs had killed all the older sons. So Ahaziah son of Jehoram became king of Judah.
2Ch 22:11 So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of King Jehoram, took Ahaziah’s son Joash and
sneakedstole him away from the rest of the royal descendants who were to be executed. She hid him and his nurse in the room where the bed covers were stored. So Jehoshabeath the daughter of King Jehoram, wife of Jehoiada the priest and sister of Ahaziah, hid him from Athaliah so she could not execute him.
2Ch 24:27 The list of Joash’s sons, the many prophetic oracles
pertaining toabout him, and the account of his building project on God’s temple are included in the record of the Scroll of the Kings. His son Amaziah replaced him as king.Amaziah’s Reign
2Ch 25:3 When he had secured control of the kingdom, he executed the servants who had assassinated his father
. the king.
2Ch 25:16 While he was speaking, Amaziah said to him, “Did we appoint you to be a royal counselor? Stop prophesying or else you will be killed!” So the prophet stopped, but added, “I know that
the LordGod has decided to destroy you, because you have done this thing and refused to listen to my advice.”
2Ch 25:28 His body was carried back by horses, and he was buried
in Jerusalem with his ancestors in the City of David. Uzziah’s Reign
2Ch 26:10 He built towers in the
desertwilderness and dug many cisterns, for he owned many herds in the lowlandsfoothills and on the plain. He had workers in the fields and vineyards in the hills and in Carmel, for he loved agriculture.
2Ch 27:5 He launched a military campaign against the king of the Ammonites and defeated them. That year the Ammonites paid him 100 talents of silver, 10,000
korscors of wheat, and 10,000 korscors of barley. The Ammonites also paid this same amount of annual tribute the next two years.
2Ch 28:3 He offered sacrifices in the Valley of Ben
-Hinnom and passed his sons through the fire, a horrible sin practiced by the nations whom the Lord drove out before the Israelites.
2Ch 28:6 In one day
King Pekah son of Remaliah of Israel killed 120,000 warriors in Judah, because they had abandoned the Lord God of their ancestors.
2Ch 28:15 Men were assigned to take the prisoners and find clothes among the plunder for those who were naked. So they clothed them, supplied them with sandals, gave them food and drink, and provided them with oil to rub on their skin. They put the ones who couldn’t walk on donkeys. They brought them back to their brothers at Jericho, the city of
the date palm trees, and then returned to Samaria.
2Ch 28:18 The Philistines had raided the cities of Judah in the
lowlandsfoothills and the Negev. They captured and settled in Beth Shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco and its surrounding villages, Timnah and its surrounding villages, and Gimzo and its surrounding villages.
2Ch 28:23 He offered sacrifices to the gods of Damascus whom he thought had defeated him. He reasoned, “Since the gods of the kings of
DamascusSyria helped them, I will sacrifice to them so they will help me.” But they caused him and all Israel to stumble.
2Ch 28:27 Ahaz passed away and was buried in the
Citycity of David;Jerusalem; they did not bring him to the tombs of the kings of Israel. His son Hezekiah replaced him as king.Hezekiah Consecrates the Temple
2Ch 29:11 My sons, do not be negligent now, for the Lord has chosen you to
servestand in his presence, to minister to him, to be his ministers, and offer sacrifices.”
2Ch 29:19 We have prepared and consecrated all the items that King Ahaz removed during his reign when he acted unfaithfully. They are in front of the altar of the Lord
King Hezekiah stationed the Levites in the Lord’s temple with cymbals and stringed instruments, just as David, Gad the king’s prophet, and Nathan the prophet had ordered. (The Lord had actually given these orders through his prophets.)
2Ch 30:12 In Judah God moved the people to unite and carry out the edict of the king and the officers
had issued atin keeping with the Lord’s command.message.
2Ch 30:25 The celebration included the entire assembly of Judah, the priests, the Levites, the entire assembly of those who came from Israel, the resident foreigners who came from the land of Israel
, and thethose who were residents of Judah.
2Ch 33:6 He passed his sons through the fire in the Valley of Ben
-Hinnom and practiced divination, omen reading, and sorcery. He set up a ritual pit to conjure up underworld spirits and appointed magicians to supervise it. He did a great amount of evil in the sight of the Lord and angered him.
2Ch 33:8 I will not make Israel again leave the land I gave to their ancestors, provided that they carefully obey all I commanded them, the whole law, the rules and regulations given
TheHowever, the people continued to offer sacrifices at the high places, but only to the Lord their God.
2Ch 33:22 He did evil in the sight of the Lord, just like his father Manasseh had done.
HeAmon offered sacrifices to all the idols his father Manasseh had made, and worshiped them.
2Ch 34:17 They melted down the silver in the Lord’s temple and handed it over to the supervisors
ofand the construction foremen.”
2Ch 34:19 When the king heard the words of the law
scroll, he tore his clothes.
2Ch 34:21 “Go,
seek an oracle fromask the Lord for on behalf of me and those who remain in Israel and Judah . Find out about the words of this scroll that has been discovered. For the Lord’s great fury has been ignited against us, because our ancestors have did not obeyedobey the word of the Lord by doingliving according to all that is written in this scroll instructs!”!”
2Ch 34:24 “This is what the Lord says: ‘I am about to bring disaster on this place and its residents, all the
details of whichcurses that are recorded in the scroll which they read before the king of Judah.
2Ch 35:6 Slaughter the Passover lambs, consecrate yourselves, and make preparations for your countrymen to
do whatcelebrate according to the Lord commandedLord’s message which came through Moses.”
2Ch 35:8 His officials also willingly contributed to the people, priests, and Levites. Hilkiah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, the leaders of God’s temple,
suppliedgave the priests 2,600 Passover sacrifices and 300 cattle.
Ezr 1:1 In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in
order to fulfill fulfillment of the Lord’s message spoken through Jeremiah, the Lord stirred the mind of motivated King Cyrus of Persia . He disseminated to issue a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom , announcing and also to put it in a written edict the following:writing. It read:
Ezr 1:2 “
Thus saysThis is what King Cyrus of Persia says: “‘The Lord God of heaven has given me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has instructedappointed me to build a temple for him in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
Ezr 1:3 Anyone
fromof his people among you (may his God be with him!) may go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and may build the temple of the Lord God of Israel – he is the God who is in Jerusalem.
Ezr 3:4 They observed the
FestivalFeast of Temporary Shelters as required and offered the proper number of daily burnt offerings according to the requirement for each day.
Ezr 4:7 And during the reign of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their colleagues wrote to King Artaxerxes of Persia. This letter was first written in Aramaic but then translated.
Ezr 6:6 “Now Tattenai governor of Trans-Euphrates, Shethar
Bozenai-bozenai, and their colleagues, the officials of Trans-Euphrates – all of you stay far away from there!
Ezr 6:9 Whatever is needed – whether oxen or rams or lambs
orfor burnt offerings for the God of heaven or wheat or salt or wine or oil, as required by the priests who are in Jerusalem – must be given to them daily without any neglect,
Ezr 7:12 “Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, a scribe of the
perfect law of the God of heaven:
Ezr 8:29 Be careful with them and protect them, until you weigh them out before the leading priests and the Levites and the family leaders of Israel in Jerusalem, in the storerooms of the temple of the Lord
Ezr 9:2 Indeed, they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has become intermingled with the local residents. Worse still, the leaders and the officials have been at the forefront of all of this
Ne 1:2 Hanani, who was one of my relatives,
, along with some of the men from Judah, came to me, and I asked them about the Jews who had escaped and had survived the exile, and about Jerusalem.
Ne 1:11 Please,
O Lord, listen attentively to the prayer of your servant and to the prayer of your servants who take pleasure in showing respect to your name. Grant your servant success today and show compassion to me in the presence of this man.” Now I was cupbearer for the king. Nehemiah Is Permitted to Go to Jerusalem
Ne 2:6 Then the king, with his consort sitting beside him, replied, “How long would your trip take, and when would you return?” Since the king was
amenablepleased to dispatchingsend me, I gave him a time.
Ne 4:5 Do not cover their iniquity, and do not wipe out their sin from
before themyour sight. For they have bitterly offended the builders!
Ne 4:22 At that time I instructed the people, “Let every man and his coworker spend the night in Jerusalem and let them be guards for us by night and workers by day
Ne 7:38 the descendants of Senaah, 3,930
Ne 7:66 The entire group numbered 42,360
Ne 9:19 “Due to your great compassion you did not abandon them in the
desertwilderness. The pillar of cloud did not stop guiding them in the path by day, nor did the pillar of fire stop illuminating for them by night the path on which they should travel.
Ne 9:21 For forty years you sustained them. Even in the
desertwilderness they never lacked anything. Their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell.
Es 1:6 The furnishings included white linen and
purpleblue curtains hung by cords of the finest linen and purple wool on silver rings, alabaster columns, gold and silver couches displayed on a floor made of valuable stones of alabaster, mother-of-pearl, and mineral stone.
Es 2:2 The king’s servants who attended him said, “Let a search be conducted
inon the king’s behalf for attractive young women.
Es 2:22 When Mordecai learned of the conspiracy, he informed Queen Esther, and Esther told the king in Mordecai’s
Es 3:9 If the king is so inclined, let an edict be issued to destroy them. I will pay
ten thousand10,000 talents of silver to be conveyed to the king’s treasuries for the officials who carry out this business.”
Es 4:13 he said to take back this answer to Esther:
4:14 “Don’t imagine that because you are part of the king’s household you will be the one Jew who will escape.
Es 5:8 If I have found favor in the king’s sight and if the king is inclined to grant my request and perform my petition, let the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet that I will prepare for them. At that time I will do as the king wishes
..” Haman Expresses His Hatred of Mordecai
Es 8:3 Then Esther again spoke with the king, falling at his feet. She wept and begged him for mercy, that he might nullify the evil of Haman the Agagite
whichand the plot that he had intended against the Jews.
Es 8:15 Now Mordecai went out from the king’s presence in
purpleblue and white royal attire, with a large golden crown and a purple linen mantle. The city of Susa shouted with joy.
Es 9:19 This is why the Jews who are in the rural country – those who live in rural cities – set aside the fourteenth day of the month of Adar
as a holiday for happiness, banqueting, a holiday, and sending gifts to one another.
Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. And that man was
pureblameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.
Job 1:8 So the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a
pureblameless and upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil.”
Job 2:7 So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and he afflicted Job with a malignant ulcer from the
solesoles of his feet to the top of his head.
a tremblingdread gripped me – and a terror! –trembling, andwhich made all my bones shake.
Job 5:5 The hungry eat up his harvest, and take it even from behind the thorns, and the thirsty
swallow uppant for their fortunewealth.
Job 6:5 “Does the wild donkey bray when it is near grass? Or does the ox
low nearbellow over its fodder?
Job 7:10 He returns no more to his house,nor does his place of residence know him any more. Job Remonstrates
Job 8:6 if you become pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself for you,and will restore your righteous
WillShould people remain silent at your idle talk reduce people to silence,, and willshould no one rebuke you when you mock?
Only hisHis flesh only has pain for himselfhim, and he mourns for himself.” Eliphaz’s Second Speech
Make thenSet my pledge withbeside you.Who else will put up security for me?
Job 17:14 If I cry to corruption, ‘You are my father,’and to the worm, ‘My
Mothermother,’ or ‘My sister,’
Job 19:10 He tears me down on every side until I perish; he uproots my hope like
one uproots aan uprooted tree.
Job 20:22 In the fullness of his sufficiency, distress overtakes him.
theThe full force of misery will come upon him.
Job 21:19 You may say, ‘God stores up a man’s punishment for his children!’ Instead let him repay the man himself so that he may
know it!be humbled!
Job 24:5 Like wild donkeys in the
desertwilderness,they go out to their labor , seeking diligently for food;the wastelandarid rift valley provides food for them and for their children.
Job 24:19 The drought as well as the heat
carry away snatch up the melted snow; so the grave takes away those who have sinned.snatches up the sinner.
Job 28:25 When he made the force of the windand measured the waters with a gauge
Whenwhen he imposed a limit for the rain,and a path for the thunderstorm,
Job 30:3 gaunt with want and hunger,they would
gnawroam the parched land, in former timeby night a desolate and waste.
Job 31:10 then let my wife turn the millstone for another man,and may other men
have sexual relationscommit adultery with her.
Job 31:34 because I was terrified of the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me,so that I remained silentand would not go outdoors –
Job 34:17 Do you really think that one who hates justice can govern? And will you declare guilty the supremely
Job 37:13 Whether it is for punishment, or for his land,or
whether it is for mercy, he causes it to find its mark.
Job 37:20 Should he be informed that I want to speak?If a man speaks, surely he
wouldwill be swallowed up!
Job 38:26 to cause it to rain on an uninhabited land, a
desertwilderness where there are no human beings,
Job 39:6 to whom I appointed the
steppearid rift valley for its home,the salt wastes as its dwelling place?
Ps 3:1 A psalm of David, written when he fled from his son Absalom.
3:1 Lord, how numerous are my enemies!Many attack me.
Ps 4:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of David.
4:1 When I call out, answer me,O God who vindicates me! Though I am hemmed in, you will lead me into a wide, open place. Have mercy on me and respond to my prayer!
Ps 5:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by wind instruments; a psalm of David.
5:1 Listen to what I say, Lord!Carefully consider my complaint!
Ps 6:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments, according to the sheminith style; a psalm of David.
6:1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger!Do not discipline me in your raging fury!
May all my enemies They will be humiliated and absolutely terrified! May theyAll my enemies will turn back and be suddenly humiliated! Psalm 7
Ps 7:1 A musical composition by David, which he sang to the Lord concerning a Benjaminite named Cush.
7:1 O Lord my God, in you I have taken shelter. Deliver me from all who chase me! Rescue me!
Ps 7:12 If a person does not repent, God
sharpenswill wield his sword. and preparesHe has prepared to shoot his bow.
Ps 7:13 He
prepares to use has prepared deadly weapons to use against him; he gets ready to shoot flaming arrows.
Ps 7:14 See the one who is pregnant with wickedness,who conceives destructive plans,and gives birth to harmful lies –
Ps 7:17 I will thank the Lord for his justice;I will sing praises to the
sovereign Lord Most High! Psalm 8
Ps 8:1 For the music director, according to the gittith style; a psalm of David.
8:1 O Lord, our Lord, how magnificent is your reputation throughout the earth!You reveal your majesty in the heavens above!
Ps 8:4 Of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them?Of what importance is mankind, that you should pay attention to them
and makeYou made them a little less than the heavenly beings ?. You grantcrowned mankind with honor and majesty ;.
Ps 9:1 For the music director; according to the alumoth-labben style; a psalm of David.
9:1 I will thank the Lord with all my heart!I will tell about all your amazing deeds!
Ps 9:2 I will be happy and rejoice in you!I will sing praises to you, O
sovereign OneMost High!
Ps 10:6 He says to himself, “I will never be
upendedshaken,because I experience no calamity.”
Ps 11:1 For the music director; by David.
11:1 In the Lord I have taken shelter. How can you say to me, “Flee to a mountain like a bird!
Ps 11:6 May
the Lordhe rain down burning coals and brimstone on the wicked!A whirlwind is what they deserve!
Ps 12:1 For the music director; according to the sheminith style; a psalm of David.
12:1 Deliver, Lord!For the godly have disappeared; people of integrity have vanished.
Ps 13:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
13:1 How long, Lord, will you continue to ignore me? How long will you pay no attention to me?
Ps 13:4 Then my enemy will say, “I have defeated him!”Then my foes will rejoice because I am
Ps 14:1 For the music director; by David.
14:1 Fools say to themselves, “There is no God.” They sin and commit evil deeds; none of them does what is right.
Ps 15:1 A psalm of David.
15:1 Lord, who may be a guest in your home? Who may live on your holy hill?
Ps 15:5 He does not charge interest when he lends his money. He does not take bribes to testify against the innocent. The one who lives like this will never be
upended.shaken. Psalm 16
Ps 16:1 A prayer of David.
16:1 Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you.
Ps 16:4 their troubles multiply
,;they desire other gods. I will not pour out drink offerings of blood to their gods, nor will I make vows in the name of their gods.
Ps 16:8 I constantly trust in the Lord; because he is at my right hand, I will not be
Ps 17:1 A prayer of David.
17:1 Lord, consider my just cause! Pay attention to my cry for help!Listen to the prayerI sincerely offer!
Ps 18:1 For the music director; by the Lord’s servant David, who sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord rescued him from the power of all his enemies, including Saul.
18:1 He said: “I love you, Lord, my source of strength!
Ps 18:13 The Lord thundered in the sky;the
sovereign OneMost High shouted.
Ps 18:28 Indeed, you
arelight my lamp, Lord. My God illuminates the darkness around me.
Ps 18:50 He gives his
chosen king magnificent victories; he is faithful to his chosen ruler, to David and his descendants forever.” Psalm 19
Ps 19:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky displays his handiwork.
Ps 20:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
20:1 May the Lord answer you when you are in trouble; may the God of Jacob make you secure!
Ps 21:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
21:1 O Lord, the king rejoices in the strength you give; he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide.
Ps 21:7 For the king trusts in the Lord,and because of the
sovereign Lord’sMost High’s faithfulness he is not upendedshaken.
Ps 21:12 For you make them retreat when you
shootaim your arrows at them.
Ps 22:1 For the music director; according to the tune “Morning Doe;” a psalm of David.
22:1 My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? I groan in prayer, but help seems far away.
Ps 22:30 A whole generation will serve him;they will tell the next generation about the
Ps 23:1 A psalm of David.
23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
Ps 24:1 A psalm of David.
24:1 The Lord owns the earth and all it contains,the world and all who live in it.
Ps 24:10 Who is this majestic king?The Lord
who commands armies!of Heaven’s Armies! He is the majestic king! (Selah)Psalm 25
Ps 25:1 By David.
25:1 O Lord, I come before you in prayer.
Ps 26:1 By David.
26:1 Vindicate me, O Lord,for I have integrity, and I trust in the Lord without wavering.
Ps 27:1 By David.
27:1 The Lord delivers and vindicates me! I fear no one! The Lord protects my life!I am afraid of no one!
Ps 27:11 Teach me how you want me to live
;, Lord; lead me along a level path because of those who wait to ambush me!
Ps 28:1 By David.
28:1 To you, O Lord, I cry out!My protector, do not ignore me! If you do not respond to me, I will join those who are descending into the grave.
Ps 29:1 A psalm of David.
29:1 Acknowledge the Lord, you heavenly beings, acknowledge the Lord’s majesty and power!
Ps 30:1 A psalm – a song used at the dedication of the temple; by David.
30:1 I will praise you, O Lord, for you lifted me up, and did not allow my enemies to gloat over me.
Ps 30:6 In my self-confidence I said,“I will never be
Ps 31:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
31:1 In you, O Lord, I have taken shelter!Never let me be humiliated!Vindicate me by rescuing me!
Ps 32:1 By David; a well-written song.
32:1 How blessed is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven, whose sin is pardoned!
The LordHe promotes equity and justice;the Lord’s faithfulness extends throughout the earth.
Ps 33:6 By the Lord’s decree the heavens were made;and by
a mere word from the breath of his mouth all the stars in the sky were created.starry hosts.
Ps 34:1 Written by David, when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, causing the king to send him away.
34:1 I will praise the Lord at all times;my mouth will continually praise him.
Those who lookLook to him for help are happyand be radiant; theirdo not let your faces are notbe ashamed.
Remain loyal toFear the Lord, you chosen people of his, for his loyal followersthose who fear him lack nothing!
Ps 35:1 By David.
35:1 O Lord, fight those who fight with me!Attack those who attack me!
Ps 35:17 O Lord, how long are you going to
just stand there and watch this? Rescue me from their destructive attacks;guard my life from the young lions!
Ps 35:20 For they do not try to make peace with others, but plan ways to deceive those who
are unsuspecting.live peacefully in the land.
Ps 35:26 May those who
want to harm merejoice in my troubles be totally embarrassed and ashamed! May those who arrogantly taunt me be covered with shame and humiliation!
Ps 36:1 For the music director; written by the Lord’s servant, David; an oracle.
36:1 An evil man is rebellious to the core. He does not fear God,
Ps 36:9 For with you
areis the one who givesand sustainsfountain of life .;in your light we see light.
Ps 37:1 By David.
37:1 Do not fret when wicked men seem to succeed! Do not envy evildoers!
Ps 37:37 Take note of the one who has integrity! Observe the
godly!upright!For the one who promotes peace has a future.
Ps 38:1 A psalm of David, written to get God’s attention.
38:1 O Lord, do not continue to rebuke me in your anger!Do not continue to punish me in your raging fury!
Ps 39:1 For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David.
39:1 I decided, “I will watch what I sayand make sure I do not sin with my tongue. I will put a muzzle over my mouthwhile in the presence of an evil man.”
Ps 39:12 Hear my prayer, O Lord!Listen to my cry for help!Do not ignore my sobbing! For I am
dependent ona foreign resident with you, like one residing outside his native land;I am at your mercy,a temporary settler, just as all my ancestors were.
Ps 40:1 For the music director; By David, a psalm.
40:1 I relied completely on the Lord,and he turned toward meand heard my cry for help.
Ps 41:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
41:1 How blessed is the one who treats the poor properly! When trouble comes, may the Lord deliversdeliver him.
Ps 41:3 The Lord supports him on his sickbed;you
completely healhave healed him from his illness.
Ps 42:1 For the music director; a well-written song by the Korahites.
42:1 As a deer longs for streams of water,so I long for you, O God!
Ps 42:6 I am depressed, so I will pray to you while
I am trapped here in the region of the upper Jordan, from Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
Ps 42:8 By day the Lord decrees his loyal love, and by night he gives me a song, a prayer to the
living God . of my life.
Ps 44:1 For the music director; by the Korahites, a well-written song.
44:1 O God, we have clearly heard; our ancestors have told uswhat you did in their days,in ancient times.
Ps 44:8 In God
Iwe boast all day long,and we will continually give thanks to your name. (Selah)
Ps 45:1 For the music director; according to the tune of “Lilies;” by the Korahites, a well-written poem, a love song.
45:1 My heart is stirred by a beautiful song. I say, “I have composed this special song for the king;my tongue is as skilled as the stylus of an experienced scribe.”
Ps 45:9 Princesses are among your honored
guestswomen, your bride stands at your right hand, wearing jewelry made with gold from Ophir.
Ps 46:1 For the music director; by the Korahites; according to the alamoth style; a song.
46:1 God is our strong refuge; he is truly our helper in times of trouble.
Ps 46:4 The river’s channels bring joy to the city of God, the special, holy dwelling place of the
sovereign OneMost High.
Ps 46:7 The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies is on our side! The God of Jacob is our protector! (Selah)
Ps 46:11 The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies is on our side! The God of Jacob is our protector! (Selah)Psalm 47
Ps 47:1 For the music director; by the Korahites; a psalm.
47:1 All you nations, clap your hands!Shout out to God in celebration!
Ps 47:2 For the
sovereign Lord Most High is awe-inspiring; he is the great king who rules the whole earth!
Ps 47:5 God has ascended his throne amid loud shouts; the Lord has ascended
his throne amid the blaring of ram’s horns.
Ps 48:1 A song, a psalm by the Korahites.
48:1 The Lord is great and certainly worthy of praisein the city of our God, his holy hill.
Ps 48:8 We heard about God’s mighty deeds, now we have seen them, in the city of the Lord
, the invincible Warrior, of Heaven’s Armies, in the city of our God.God makes it permanently secure. (Selah)
Ps 49:1 For the music director, a psalm by the Korahites.
49:1 Listen to this, all you nations!Pay attention, all you inhabitants of the world!
Ps 50:1 A psalm by Asaph.
50:1 El, God, the Lord speakshas spoken,and summonssummoned the earth to come from the east and west.
Ps 50:2 From Zion, the most beautiful of all places, God
comeshas come in splendor.
Our“May our God approaches comeand is not be silent ;.” consumingConsuming fire goes ahead of himand all around him a storm rages.
Ps 50:14 Present to God a thank-offering!Repay your vows to the
sovereign OneMost High!
Ps 51:1 For the music director; a psalm of David, written when Nathan the prophet confronted him after David’s affair with Bathsheba.
51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your loyal love!Because of your great compassion, wipe away my rebellious acts!
SprinkleCleanse me with waterhyssop and I will be pure; wash me and I will be whiter than snow.
Ps 51:11 Do not reject me! Do not take your
Holyholy Spirit away from me!
Ps 51:14 Rescue me from the guilt of murder, O God, the God who delivers me!Then my tongue will shout for joy because of your
Ps 52:1 For the music director; a well-written song by David. It was written when Doeg the Edomite went and informed Saul: “David has arrived at the home of Ahimelech.”
52:1 Why do you boast about your evil plans, O powerful man?God’s loyal love protects me all day long!
Ps 53:1 For the music director; according to the machalath style; a well-written song by David.
53:1 Fools say to themselves, “There is no God.” They sin and commit evil deeds; none of them does what is right.
Ps 54:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a well-written song by David. It was written when the Ziphites came and informed Saul: “David is hiding with us.”
54:1 O God, deliver me by your name! Vindicate me by your power!
Ps 55:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a well-written song by David.
55:1 Listen, O God, to my prayer!Do not ignore my appeal for mercy!
Ps 55:22 Throw your burden upon the Lord,and he will sustain you. He will never allow the godly to be
Ps 56:1 For the music director; according to the yonath-elem-
rechovimrekhoqim style; a prayer of David, written when the Philistines captured him in Gath. 56:1 Have mercy on me, O God, for men are attacking me! All day long hostile enemies are tormenting me.
Ps 57:1 For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a prayer of David, written when he fled from Saul into the cave.
57:1 Have mercy on me, O God! Have mercy on me!For in you I have taken shelter. In the shadow of your wings I take shelteruntil trouble passes.
Ps 57:2 I cry out for help to
the sovereign God Most High, to the God who vindicates me.
Ps 57:9 I will give you thanks before the nations, O
MasterLord!I will sing praises to you before foreigners!
Ps 58:1 For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a prayer of David.
58:1 Do you rulers really pronounce just decisions? Do you judge people fairly?
Ps 58:5 that does not respond to the magicians,or to a skilled snake
Ps 59:1 For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a prayer of David, written when Saul sent men to surround his house and murder him.
59:1 Deliver me from my enemies, my God!Protect me from those who attack me!
Ps 59:5 You, O Lord God
, the invincible warrior of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel,rouse yourself and punish all the nations!Have no mercy on any treacherous evildoers! (Selah)
Ps 60:1 For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; a prayer of David written to instruct others. It was written when he fought against Aram Naharaim and Aram-Zobah. That was when Joab turned back and struck down 12,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
60:1 O God, you have rejected us. You suddenly turned on us in your anger. Please restore us!
Ps 61:1 For the music director; to be played on a stringed instrument; written by David.
61:1 O God, hear my cry for help!Pay attention to my prayer!
Ps 61:2 From the most remote place on earth I call out to you in my despair. Lead me up to
an inaccessiblea rocky summit ! where I can be safe!
Ps 62:1 For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David.
62:1 For God alone I patiently wait; he is the one who delivers me.
Ps 62:5 Patiently wait for God alone, my soul! For he is the one who gives me
Ps 62:6 He alone is my protector and deliverer.He is my refuge; I will not be
Ps 63:1 A psalm of David, written when he was in the Judean wilderness.
63:1 O God, you are my God! I long for you! My soul thirsts for you,my flesh yearns for you,in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
Ps 64:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
64:1 Listen to me, O God, as I offer my lament!Protect my life from the enemy’s terrifying attacks.
Ps 65:1 For the music director; a psalm of David, a song.
65:1 Praise awaits you, O God, in Zion.Vows made to you are fulfilled.
Ps 65:9 You visit the earth and give it rain; you make it rich and fertile.
with overflowingGod’s streams are full of water .; Youyou provide grain for them, for you preparehave prepared the earth to yield its crops.in this way.
Ps 66:1 For the music director; a song, a psalm.
66:1 Shout out praise to God, all the earth!
Ps 67:1 For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm, a song.
67:1 May God show us his favor and bless us! May he smile on us! (Selah)
Ps 68:1 For the music director; by David, a psalm, a song.
68:1 God springs into action! His enemies scatter;his adversaries run from him.
Ps 68:5 He is a father to the fatherlessand an advocate for widows. God rules from his holy
Ps 68:7 O God, when you lead your people into battle, when you march through the
Ps 68:14 When the
sovereign judgeSovereign One scatters kings, let it snow on Zalmon!
Ps 68:28 God has decreed that you will be powerful. O God, you who have acted on our behalf, demonstrate your power
as you come outBecause of your temple in Jerusalem !, Kingskings bring tribute to you.
Ps 69:1 For the music director; according to the tune of “Lilies;” by David.
69:1 Deliver me, O God,for the water has reached my neck.
Ps 69:6 Let none who rely on you be disgraced because of me,O
sovereignSovereign Lord and king!of Heaven’s Armies! Let none who seek you be ashamed because of me,O God of Israel!
Ps 69:15 Don’t let the current overpower me!Don’t let the deep swallow me up!Don’t let the
pitPit devour me!
Ps 70:1 For the music director; by David; written to get God’s attention.
70:1 O God, please be willing to rescue me! O Lord, hurry and help me!
Ps 71:5 For you
give me confidence, are my hope; O Lord;OSovereign Lord, I have trusted in you since I was young.
Ps 71:16 I will come and tell about the mighty acts of the
sovereignSovereign Lord.I will proclaim your justice – yours alone.
Ps 72:1 For Solomon.
72:1 O God, grant the king the ability to make just decisions! Grant the king’s son the ability to make fair decisions!
Ps 73:1 A psalm by Asaph.
73:1 Certainly God is good to Israel, and to those whose motives are pure!
Ps 73:6 Arrogance is their necklace, and violence
theircovers them like clothing.
Ps 73:11 They say, “How does God know what we do?Is the
sovereign oneMost High aware of what goes on?”
Ps 73:15 If I had publicized these thoughts, I would have betrayed your
Ps 73:28 But as for me, God’s presence is all I need. I have made the
sovereignSovereign Lord my shelter,as I declare all the things you have done. Psalm 74
Ps 74:1 A well-written song by Asaph.
74:1 Why, O God, have you permanently rejected us? Why does your anger burn against the sheep of your pasture?
Ps 74:3 Hurry
and look atto the permanent ruins,and to all the damage the enemy has done to the temple!
Ps 75:1 For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a psalm of Asaph; a song.
75:1 We give thanks to you, O God! We give thanks!You reveal your presence; people tell about your amazing deeds.
Ps 76:1 For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of Asaph, a song.
76:1 God has revealed himself in Judah; in Israel his reputation is great.
Ps 77:1 For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of Asaph.
77:1 I will cry out to God and call for help!I will cry out to God and he will pay attention to me.
Ps 77:10 Then I said, “I am sickened by the thoughtthat the
sovereign OneMost High might become inactive.
Ps 78:1 A well-written song by Asaph.
78:1 Pay attention, my people, to my instruction!Listen to the words I speak!
Ps 78:17 Yet they continued to sin against him,and rebelled against the
sovereign OneMost High in the desert.
Ps 78:29 They ate until they were
stuffedbeyond full; he gave them what they desired.
Ps 78:35 They remembered that God was their protector, and that
the sovereign God Most High was their deliverer.
Ps 78:40 How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness,and insulted him in the
Ps 78:53 He guided them safely along, and they were not afraid;
whilebut the sea covered their enemies.
Ps 78:56 Yet they challenged and defied
the sovereign God Most High, and did not obey his commands.
Ps 79:1 A psalm of Asaph.
79:1 O God, foreigners have invaded your chosen land; they have polluted your holy templeand turned Jerusalem into a heap of ruins.
Ps 80:1 For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; a psalm of Asaph.
80:1 O shepherd of Israel, pay attention,you who lead Joseph like a flock of sheep!You who sit enthroned above the winged angelscherubim, reveal your splendor!
Ps 80:4 O Lord God
, invincible warrior! of Heaven’s Armies! How long will you remain angry at your people while they pray to you?
Ps 80:7 O God
, invincible warrior of Heaven’s Armies, restore us!Smile on us! Then we will be delivered!
Ps 80:14 O God
, invincible warrior of Heaven’s Armies, come back!Look down from heaven and take notice!Take care of this vine,
Ps 80:19 O Lord God
, invincible warrior of Heaven’s Armies, restore us!Smile on us! Then we will be delivered! Psalm 81
Ps 81:1 For the music director; according to the gittith style; by Asaph.
81:1 Shout for joy to God, our source of strength!Shout out to the God of Jacob!
Ps 82:1 A psalm of Asaph.
82:1 God stands in the assembly of El; in the midst of the gods he renders judgment.
Ps 83:1 A song, a psalm of Asaph.
83:1 O God, do not be silent!Do not ignore us! Do not be inactive, O God!
Ps 83:10 They were destroyed at
EndorEn Dor; their corpses were like manure on the ground.
Ps 83:18 Then they will know that you alone are the Lord, the
sovereign kingMost High over all the earth. Psalm 84
Ps 84:1 For the music director; according to the gittith style; written by the Korahites, a psalm.
84:1 How lovely is the place where you live, O Lord who rules over all!of Heaven’s Armies!
Ps 84:3 Even the birds find a home there,and the swallow builds a nest,where she can protect her young near your altars, O Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies,my king and my God.
Ps 84:8 O Lord
, sovereign God , of Heaven’s Armies, hear my prayer!Listen, O God of Jacob! (Selah)
Ps 84:12 O Lord
who rules over all,of Heaven’s Armies, how blessed are those who trust in you! Psalm 85
Ps 85:1 For the music director; written by the Korahites, a psalm.
85:1 O Lord, you showed favor to your land;you restored the well-being of Jacob.
Ps 86:1 A prayer of David.
86:1 Listen O Lord! Answer me!For I am oppressed and needy.
Ps 86:2 Protect me, for I am loyal!
OYou are my God ,; deliver your servant , who trusts in you!
Ps 86:16 Turn toward me and have mercy on me!Give your servant your strength!Deliver this son of your
Ps 87:1 Written by the Korahites; a psalm, a song.
87:1 The Lord’s city is in the holy hills.
Ps 87:5 But it is said of Zion’s residents, “Each one of these was born in her,and the
sovereign OneMost High makes her secure.”
Ps 88:1 A song, a psalm written by the Korahites; for the music director; according to the machalath-leannoth style; a well-written song by Heman the Ezrachite.
88:1 O Lord God who delivers me! By day I cry outand at night I pray before you.
Ps 88:6 You place me in the lowest regions of the
pitPit, in the dark places, in the watery depths.
Ps 89:1 A well-written song by Ethan the Ezrachite.
89:1 I will sing continually about the Lord’s faithful deeds;to future generations I will proclaim your faithfulness.
Ps 89:8 O Lord
, sovereign God ! of Heaven’s Armies! Who is strong like you, O Lord?Your faithfulness surrounds you.
Ps 89:19 Then you spoke through a vision to your faithful followers and said:“I have
energizedplaced a young hero over a warrior;I have raised up a young man from the people.
Ps 90:1 A prayer of Moses, the man of God.
90:1 O Lord, you have been our protector through all generations!
Ps 91:1 As for you, the one who lives in the shelter of the
sovereign OneMost High, and resides in the protective shadow of the mighty kingSovereign One –
Ps 91:6 the plague that
comesstalks in the darkness,or the disease that comesravages at noon.
Ps 91:9 For you have taken refuge in the Lord,my shelter, the
sovereign One.Most High.
Ps 92:1 A psalm; a song for the Sabbath day.
92:1 It is fitting to thank the Lord,and to sing praises to your name, O sovereign OneMost High!
Ps 94:6 They kill the widow and the
one residing outside his native landresident foreigner,and they murder the fatherless.
Ps 94:17 If the Lord had not helped me,I would soon have
laid downdwelt in the silence of death.
Ps 95:6 Come! Let’s bow down and worship! Let’s kneel before the Lord, our
Ps 97:9 For you, O Lord, are the
sovereign kingMost High over the whole earth;you are elevated high above all gods.
Ps 97:12 You godly ones, rejoice in the Lord!
giveGive thanks to his holy name. Psalm 98
Ps 98:1 A psalm.
98:1 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he performs amazing deeds!His right hand and his mighty armaccomplish deliverance.
Ps 99:1 The Lord reigns!The nations tremble. He sits enthroned above the
winged angelscherubim; the earth shakes.
Ps 100:1 A thanksgiving psalm.
100:1 Shout out praises to the Lord, all the earth!
Ps 101:1 A psalm of David.
101:1 I will sing about loyalty and justice!To you, O Lord, I will sing praises!
Ps 101:5 I will destroy anyone who slanders his neighbor in secret.I will not tolerate anyone who has a
cockyhaughty demeanor and an arrogant attitude.
Ps 102:1 The prayer of an oppressed man, as he grows faint and pours out his lament before the Lord.
102:1 O Lord, hear my prayer!Pay attention to my cry for help!
Ps 103:1 By David.
103:1 Praise the Lord, O my soul!With all that is within me, praise his holy name!
Ps 104:5 He established the earth on its foundations;it will never be
Ps 105:12 When they were few in number,just a very few, and resident
aliensforeigners within it,
Ps 106:14 In the wilderness they had an insatiable craving for meat; they challenged God in the
Ps 106:26 So he made a solemn vow that he would make them die in the
Ps 106:31 This
broughtwas credited to him as a reward,righteous act an eternal gift.for all generations to come.
Ps 107:4 They wandered through the wilderness
on, in a desert road;wasteland; they found no road to a city in which to live.
Ps 107:11 because they had rebelled against God’s commands, and rejected the instructions of the
sovereign kingMost High.
Ps 108:1 A song, a psalm of David.
108:1 I am determined, O God!I will sing and praise you with my whole heart.
Ps 108:7 God has spoken in his sanctuary: “I will triumph! I will parcel out Shechem,the
valleyValley of Succoth I will measure off.
Ps 108:9 Moab is my
wash basinwashbasin. I will make Edom serve me. I will shout in triumph over Philistia.”
Ps 109:1 For the music director, a psalm of David.
109:1 O God whom I praise, do not ignore me!
Ps 110:1 A psalm of David.
110:1 Here is the Lord’s proclamation to my lord: “Sit down at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool!”
Ps 110:5 O
sovereign Lord, at your right handhe strikes down kings in the day he unleashes his anger.
Ps 112:6 For he will never be
upendedshaken;others will always remember one who is just.
Ps 115:15 May you be blessed by the Lord,the
creatorCreator of heaven and earth!
Ps 116:8 Yes, Lord, you rescued my life from death,
and kept my eyes from tears and my feet from stumbling.
Ps 116:16 Yes, Lord! I am indeed your servant;I am your
lowest slave.servant, the son of your female servant. You saved me from death.
Ps 118:29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is goodand his loyal love endures! Psalm 119
aא (Alef )
Ps 119:8 I will keep your statutes.Do not completely abandon me!
bב (Bet )
Ps 119:16 I find delight in your statutes;I do not forget your instructions.
gג (Gimel )
Ps 119:19 I am
like a resident foreigner in this land. Do not hide your commands from me!
Ps 119:24 Yes, I find delight in your rules;they give me guidance.
dד (Dalet )
Ps 119:32 I run along the path of your commands,for you enable me to do so.
hה (He )
Ps 119:40 Look, I long for your precepts.Revive me with your deliverance!
wו (Vav )
Ps 119:48 I will lift my hands to your commands,which I love,and I will meditate on your statutes.
zז (Zayin )
Ps 119:56 This has been my practice,for I observe your precepts.
jח (Khet )
Ps 119:64 O Lord, your loyal love fills the earth.Teach me your statutes!
fט (Tet )
TheyTheir hearts are calloused, but I find delight in your law.
Ps 119:72 The law you have revealed is more important to methan thousands of pieces of gold and silver.
yי (Yod )
Ps 119:80 May I be fully committed to your statutes, so that I might not be ashamed.
kכ (Kaf )
Ps 119:88 Revive me with your loyal love,that I might keep the rules you have revealed.
lל (Lamed )
Ps 119:96 I realize that everything has its limits,but your commands are beyond full comprehension.
mמ (Mem )
Ps 119:101 I stay away from
theevery evil path,so that I might keep your instructions.
Ps 119:104 Your precepts give me discernment.Therefore I hate all deceitful actions.
nנ (Nun )
Ps 119:112 I am determined to obey your statutesat all times, to the very end.
sס (Samek )))
Ps 119:120 My body trembles because I fear you; I am afraid of your judgments.
uע (Ayin )
Ps 119:128 For this reason I carefully follow all your precepts. I hate all deceitful actions.
pפ (Pe )
Ps 119:136 Tears stream down from my eyes, because people do not keep your law.
xצ (Tsade )
Ps 119:144 Your rules remain just. Give me insight so that I can live.
qק (Qof )
Ps 119:152 I learned long ago thatyou ordained your rules to last.
rר (Resh )
Ps 119:160 Your instructions are totally reliable;all your just regulations endure.
Ps 119:168 I keep your precepts and rules,for you are aware of everything I do.
tת (Tav )
Ps 120:1 A song of ascents.
120:1 In my distress I cried outto the Lord and he answered me.
Ps 121:1 A song of ascents.
121:1 I look up toward the hills.From where does my help come?
Ps 122:1 A song of ascents, by David.
122:1 I was glad because they said to me,“We will go to the Lord’s temple.”
Ps 123:1 A song of ascents.
123:1 I look up toward you,the one enthroned in heaven.
Ps 123:2 Look, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,as the eyes of a female servant look to the hand of her mistress, so
myour eyes will look to the Lord, our God, until he shows us favor.
Ps 124:1 A song of ascents, by David.
124:1 “If the Lord had not been on our side” – let Israel say this! –
Ps 125:1 A song of ascents.
125:1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion ;, itwhich cannot be upendedmoved and will endure forever.
Ps 126:1 A song of ascents.
126:1 When the Lord restored the well-being of Zion, we thought we were dreaming.
Ps 127:1 A song of ascents, by Solomon.
127:1 If the Lord does not build a house, then those who build it work in vain.If the Lord does not guard a city, then the watchman stands guard in vain.
Ps 127:2 It is vain for you to rise early, come home late,and work so hard for your food. Yes, he
can provideprovides for those whom he loves even when they sleep.
Ps 128:1 A song of ascents.
128:1 How blessed is every one of the Lord’s loyal followers, each one who keeps his commands!
Ps 129:1 A song of ascents.
129:1 “Since my youth they have often attacked me,”let Israel say.
Ps 129:8 Those who pass by will not say, “May you experience the Lord’s blessing!We pronounce a blessing on you in the name of the Lord
Ps 130:1 A song of ascents.
130:1 From the deep water I cry out to you, O Lord.
Ps 130:8 He will deliver Israelfrom all
the consequences of their sins. Psalm 131
Ps 131:1 A song of ascents, by David.
131:1 O Lord, my heart is not proud,nor do I have a haughty look. I do not have great aspirations,or concern myself with things that are beyond me.
Ps 131:2 Indeed, I
am composedhave calmed and quiet,quieted myself like a youngweaned child carried bywith its mother; I am content like thea young child I carry.
Ps 132:1 A song of ascents.
132:1 O Lord, for David’s sake rememberall his strenuous effort,
Ps 132:2 and how he made a vow to the Lord,and swore an oath to the
powerful rulerPowerful One of Jacob.
Ps 132:5 until I find a place for the Lord,a fine dwelling place for the
powerful rulerPowerful One of Jacob.”
Ps 133:1 A song of ascents, by David.
133:1 Look! How good and how pleasant it iswhen brothers truly live togetherin unity!
Ps 134:1 A song of ascents.
134:1 Attention! Praise the Lord,all you servants of the Lord,who serve in the Lord’s temple during the night.
Ps 138:1 By David.
138:1 I will give you thanks with all my heart;before the heavenly assembly I will sing praises to you.
Ps 138:6 Though the Lord is exalted, he
takes note oflooks after the lowly,and recognizeshumbles the proud from far away.
Ps 139:1 For the music director, a psalm of David.
139:1 O Lord, you examine me and know.
Ps 139:7 Where can I go to escape your
spiritSpirit?Where can I flee to escape your presence?
Ps 139:17 How difficult it is for me to fathom your thoughts about me, O God! How vast
areis their sum total!
Ps 139:24 See if there is any idolatrous
tendencyway in me,and lead me in the reliable ancient path!everlasting way! Psalm 140
Ps 140:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
140:1 O Lord, rescue me from wicked men! Protect me from violent men,
Ps 140:7 O
sovereignSovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle.
Ps 141:1 A psalm of David.
141:1 O Lord, I cry out to you. Come quickly to me!Pay attention to me when I cry out to you!
Ps 141:8 Surely I am looking to you, O
sovereignSovereign Lord.In you I take shelter.Do not expose me to danger!
Ps 142:1 A well-written song by David, when he was in the cave; a prayer.
142:1 To the Lord I cry out; to the Lord I plead for mercy.
Ps 143:1 A psalm of David.
143:1 O Lord, hear my prayer!Pay attention to my plea for help!Because of your faithfulness and justice, answer me!
Ps 144:1 By David.
144:1 The Lord, my protector, deserves praise – the one who trains my hands for battle, and my fingers for war,
Ps 145:1 A psalm of praise, by David.
145:1 I will extol you, my God, O king!I will praise your name continually!
Ps 145:10 All
he has madeyour works will give thanks to theyou, Lord.Your loyal followers will praise you.
Ps 146:9 The Lord protects
those residing outside their native landthe resident foreigner;he lifts up the fatherless and the widow, but he opposes the wicked.
Pr 1:2 To learn wisdom and moral instruction,
and to discern wise counsel.
Pr 1:3 To receive moral instruction in skillful living,
inwith righteousness, justice, and equity.
Pr 1:4 To impart shrewdness to the morally naive,
and a discerning plan to the young person.
Pr 1:7 Fearing the Lord is the beginning of
moral knowledgediscernment, but fools despisehave despised wisdom and moral instruction.
Pr 1:22 “How long will you simpletons love naiveté? How long
willhave mockers delightdelighted in mockery? and And how long will fools hate knowledge?
If only you willYou should respond to my rebuke ,. thenThen I willwould pour out my thoughts to you; and I willwould make my words known to you.
Pr 1:24 However, because I called but you refused to listen, because I stretched out my hand but no one
paidwas paying attention,
becauseand you neglected all my advice,and did not comply with my rebuke,
Pr 2:1 My child, if you receive my words,and store up my commands
within you,inside yourself,
Pr 2:3 indeed, if you call out for discernment –
raise your voiceshout loudly for understanding –
Pr 2:16 to deliver you from the
adulteressadulterous woman, from the sexually loose woman who speaks flattering has flattered you with her words;
Pr 2:17 who leaves the husband from her younger days, and
forgetshas ignored her marriage covenant made before God.
Pr 2:18 For she has set her house
sinks down to by death, and her paths lead toby the place of the departed spirits.
Pr 3:2 for they will provide a long and full life, and
they will add well-being tofor you.
Pr 3:3 Do not let mercy and truth
and mercy leave you;bind them around your neck,write them on the tablet of your heart.
Pr 3:13 Blessed is the one who
findshas found wisdom,and the one who obtains understanding.
Pr 3:18 She is like a tree of life to those who
obtaingrasp onto her, and everyone who graspstakes hold of her will be blessed.
Pr 3:20 By his knowledge the primordial sea was broken open,
andso that the clouds drip down dew.
Pr 3:22 So they will
givebecome life to youfor your soul, and grace to adornaround your neck.
You willDo not be afraid of sudden disaster, or when destruction overtakes the wicked;
Pr 3:31 Do not envy a violent man, and do not choose
to imitate any of his ways;
Although he is scornful toWith arrogant scoffers , he is scornful,yet he shows favor to the humble.
Pr 4:11 I
willhereby guide you in the way of wisdomand I will lead you in upright paths.
ForIndeed they eathave eaten bread gained from wickedness and drink wine obtained from violence.
Pr 4:19 The way of the wicked is like gloomy darkness;they do not know what
causes them tothey stumble over.
Pr 5:6 Lest she should make level the path leading to life, her paths
are unstablehave wandered, but she doesis not knowable to discern it.
Pr 5:18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife you married in your
young wifeyouth –
Pr 6:1 My child, if you have made a pledge for your neighbor,
andif you have become a guarantor for a stranger,
Pr 6:8 yet it
prepareswould prepare its food in the summer;it gathersgathered at the harvest what it will eat.
Pr 6:29 So it is with the one who
has sexsleeps with his neighbor’s wife;no one who touches her will escape punishment.
Pr 6:32 A man who commits adultery with a woman lacks
wisdomsense, whoever does it destroys his own life.
Pr 7:1 My child,
keep devote yourself to my wordsand treasurestore up my commands in your own keeping.inside yourself.
Pr 7:5 so that they may keep you from the adulterous woman, from the loose woman who
flattershas flattered you with her words.
Pr 7:7 and I saw among the naive – I discerned among the youths – a young man who lacked
Pr 7:14 “I have
fresh meat from my peace offerings at home; today I have fulfilled my vows!
Pr 7:18 Come, let’s drink deeply of lovemaking until morning,let’s delight ourselves with
sexual intercourse.love’s pleasures.
Pr 7:21 She
persuadedturned him aside with persuasive wordsher persuasions; with her smooth talk she compelledwas enticing him along.
Pr 7:22 Suddenly he
wentwas going after herlike an ox that goes to the slaughter,like a stag prancing into a trapper’s snare
Pr 7:27 Her house is the way to the grave, going down to the chambers of death. The Appeal
Pr 8:2 At the top of the
elevatedprominent places along the way,at the intersection of the paths she takeshas taken her stand;
Pr 8:12 “I, wisdom,
livehave dwelt with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.
KingsBy me kings reign by means of me,and by me potentates decree righteousness;
Pr 8:19 My fruit is better than the purest gold, and
what I producemy harvest is better than choice silver.
Pr 8:21 that I may cause those who love me to inherit
righteousnesswealth,and that I may fill their treasuries.
Pr 8:23 From eternity I
was appointed,have been fashioned, from the beginning, from before the world existed.
Pr 8:26 before he made the earth and its fields, or the
beginningtop soil of the dust of the world.
Pr 8:28 when he established the clouds above,when he secured the fountains of the deep
Pr 8:35 For the one who finds me
findshas found lifeand receivesreceived favor from the Lord.
Pr 8:36 But the one who
does not findmisses me brings harm to himself; all who hate me love death .”."The Consequences of Accepting Wisdom or Folly
Pr 9:4 “Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,”
she says toTo those who lack understanding ., she has said,
Pr 9:12 If you are wise, you are wise to your own advantage, but if you
are a mockerhave mocked, you alone must bear it.
SoAnd she sitshas sat down at the door of her house,on a seat at the highest point of the city,
Pr 9:16 “Whoever is
simplenaive, let him turn in here,” she says toTo those who lack understanding . she has said,
Pr 10:2 Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit,but righteousness delivers from
Pr 10:5 The one who gathers crops in the summer is a wise son,but the one who sleeps during
the harvest is a shameful son who brings shame to himself..
Pr 10:11 The
teachingspeech of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.
Pr 10:13 Wisdom is found in the words of the discerning person, but the one who lacks
wisdomsense will be disciplined.
Pr 10:21 The teaching of the righteous feeds many,but fools die for lack of
Pr 10:28 The hope of the righteous is joy,but the expectation of the wicked
will remain unfulfilled.perishes.
WhenAfter pride comescame, then comes disgrace , followed; but wisdom came with humility. comes wisdom.
Pr 11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the
unfaithfultreacherous destroys them.
Pr 11:4 Wealth does not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from
mortal danger. death.
Pr 11:5 The righteousness of the blameless will make
straight their way smooth, but the wicked person will fall by histhrough their own wickedness.
Pr 11:6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the
faithlesstreacherous will be capturedensnared by their own desires.
Pr 11:7 When a wicked person dies, his expectation perishes, and
the hope of his strengthbased on power perisheshas perished.
TheA righteous person iswas delivered out of trouble, and thethen a wicked turns up inperson took his steadplace.
Pr 11:12 The one who denounces his neighbor lacks
wisdomsense, but the one who has discernmenta discerning person keeps silent.
Pr 11:15 The one who
putshas put up security for a stranger will surely have trouble, but whoever avoids shaking hands will beis secure.
Pr 11:21 Be assured that the evil person will
certainlynot be punishedunpunished, but the descendants of the righteous will not suffer unjust judgment.have escaped harm.
WhatThe desire of the righteous desire leads is only to good,but whatthe expectation of the wicked hope for leads tois wrath.
Pr 12:8 A person
iswill be praised in accordance with his wisdom,but the one who haswith a twistedbewildered mind iswill be despised.
Pr 12:9 Better is a person of humble standing who
nevertheless has a servant,works for himself, than one who pretends to be somebody important yet has no food.
Pr 12:11 The one who works his field will have plenty of food,but whoever chases daydreams lacks
Pr 12:12 The wicked person
desires a has desired the stronghold , of the wicked,but the root of the righteous rootwill yield fruit. endures.
Pr 12:16 A fool’s annoyance is known at once, but the prudent
overlooks an insult.conceals dishonor.
The No harm will be directed at the righteous do not encounter any harm,,but the wicked are filled with calamity.
Pr 12:23 The shrewd person conceals knowledge,but foolish people
Pr 12:24 The diligent person will rule,but the slothful will
become a slave.be put to forced labor.
Pr 13:1 A wise son accepts his father’s discipline, but a scoffer
does not listenhas never listened to rebuke.
Pr 13:2 From the fruit of his speech a person eats good things, but the
faithlesstreacherous desire the fruit of violence.
Pr 13:3 The one who guards his words guards his life
,; but whoever is talkative will come to ruin.
Pr 13:5 The righteous person
hateswill reject anything false, but the wicked person actswill act in shameful disgrace.
Pr 13:8 The ransom of a person’s life is his wealth,
butthus the poor person hears nohas never heard a threat.
Pr 13:13 The one who despises instruction will pay the penalty, but whoever esteems
instructiondirection will be rewarded.
Pr 13:15 Keen insight wins favor,but the conduct of the
unfaithful is harsh.treacherous ends in destruction.
Pr 13:19 A desire fulfilled
iswill be sweet to the soul,but fools abhor turning away from evil.
Pr 13:22 A
benevolentgood person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren,but the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous.
There is abundantAbundant food inmay come from the field of the poor, but it is swept away by injustice.
Pr 13:25 The righteous has enough food to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked
lacks foodwill be empty.
Pr 14:1 Every wise woman
buildshas built her household, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.
Pr 14:6 The scorner
seekssought wisdom but finds–there was none, but understanding iswas easy for a discerning person.
Leave the presence ofWalk abreast with a foolish person, orand you willdo not understand wise counsel.
Pr 14:15 A naive person
believes everythingwill believe anything,but the shrewd person discerns his steps.
Pr 14:17 A person who has a quick temper
doeswill do foolish things,and a person with crafty schemes iswill be hated.
Pr 14:18 The naive
inherithave inherited folly,but the shrewd arewill be crowned with knowledge.
Those who are evil will bowBad people have bowed before those who are good people,and the wicked will bowpeople have bowed at the gates of thesomeone righteous.
Pr 14:20 A poor person
iswill be disliked even by his neighbors,but those who love the rich are many.
Pr 14:25 A truthful witness rescues lives, but
the one who breathes lies brings deception.testifies falsely betrays them.
The one who is slow to anger hasSomeone with great understanding , is slow to anger, but the one who has a quick temper exalts folly.
Pr 14:31 The one who oppresses the poor
insultshas insulted his Creator,but whoever honors him shows favor to the needy honors him.
The wickedAn evil person will be thrown down inthrough his troublewickedness, but thea righteous haveperson takes refuge even in the threat of death.his integrity.
Pr 14:33 Wisdom rests in the heart of the discerning;it is not known
even in the heartinner parts of fools.
Pr 15:4 Speech that heals is like a life-giving tree, but a perverse
tonguespeech breaks the spirit.
Pr 15:6 In the house of the righteous is abundant wealth, but the income of the wicked
brings troublewill be ruined.
Pr 15:8 The Lord abhors the
sacrificessacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
Pr 15:9 The Lord abhors the way of the wicked,but he
loveswill love those who pursue righteousness.
Pr 15:12 The scorner
doeswill not love one who corrects him; he will not go to the wise.
Pr 15:14 The discerning
heartmind seeks knowledge,but the mouth of fools feeds on folly.
Pr 15:32 The one who refuses correction despises himself, but whoever
hearslistens to reproof acquires understanding.
Pr 16:4 The Lord
workshas worked everything for itshis own ends – even the wicked for the day of disaster.
Pr 16:13 The delight of
kingsa king is righteous counsel, and theyhe will love the one who speaks uprightly.
Pr 16:26 A laborer’s appetite
works on his behalf,has labored for him,for his hunger urgeshas pressed him to work.
Pr 16:30 The one who winks his eyes devises perverse things, and one who compresses his lips
brings abouthas accomplished evil.
Pr 17:5 The one who mocks the poor
insultshas insulted his Creator;whoever rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished.
Pr 17:14 Starting a quarrel is like letting out water;
stop it abandon strife before strifeit breaks out!
Of what use is money in What’s the handpoint of a fool , having money in hand since he has no intention of acquiringto buy wisdom ?, when his head is empty?
Pr 17:18 The one who lacks
wisdomsense strikes hands in pledge, and puts up financial security for his neighbor.
Pr 18:8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; and they
gohave gone down into the person’s innermost being.
Pr 18:20 From the fruit of a person’s mouth his stomach
is will be satisfied, with the product of his lips is he will be satisfied.
Pr 18:22 The one who
findshas found a good wife findshas found what goodness is enjoyable, and receivesobtained a pleasurabledelightful gift from the Lord.
A personThere are companions who has friends may be harmed by them,harm one another, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Pr 19:7 All the relatives of a poor person hate him; how much more do his friends avoid him –
he pursues them withone who chases words, but they do not respond.which are nothing.
Pr 19:8 The one who acquires
wisdomunderstanding loves himself; the one who preserves understanding will prosper.
Pr 19:11 A person’s wisdom
makeshas made him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Pr 19:24 The sluggard
plungeshas plunged his hand ininto the dish,and he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
Judgments arePenalties have been prepared for scorners,and floggings for the backs of fools.
Pr 20:4 The sluggard will not plow during the planting season, so at harvest time he
looksasks for the cropgrain but has nothing.
Pr 20:16 Take a man’s garment when he has given security for a stranger, and
when he gives surety for strangers, hold him in pledge . on behalf of strangers.
Pr 21:2 All of a person’s ways seem right in his own opinion, but the Lord evaluates
the motiveshis thoughts.
Pr 21:4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart –
the agricultural product ofwhat the wicked cultivate is sin.
Pr 21:7 The violence done by the wicked will drag them awaybecause they
refusehave refused to do what is right.
Pr 21:9 It is better to live on a corner of the housetop than
into share a house in company with a quarrelsome wife.
Pr 21:10 The appetite of the wicked
desireshas desired evil;his neighbor is shown no favor in his eyes.
Pr 21:18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous,and the
faithlesstreacherous are taken in the place of the upright.
Pr 21:19 It is better to live in
a desert landthe wilderness than with a quarrelsome and easily-provoked woman.
TheA wise person can scaleman went up against the city of the mightyand bringbrought down the stronghold in which they trust.
Pr 21:25 What the sluggard desires will kill him, for his hands
refusehave refused to work.
Pr 21:26 All day long he
craveshas craved greedily, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.
Pr 21:29 A wicked person
shows boldness with hishas put on a bold face, but as for the upright, he discernsestablishes his ways.
Pr 22:2 The rich and the poor
meetare met together; the Lord is the creatorCreator of them both.
Pr 22:3 A shrewd person
seessaw danger and hideshid himself,but the naive keep rightpassed on goingby and sufferpaid for it.
Pr 22:9 A generous person will be blessed, for he
giveshas given some of his food to the poor.
Pr 22:12 The eyes of the Lord
guard knowledge,watched over a cause, but he overthrowsand subverted the words of the faithlesstreacherous person.
Pr 22:13 The sluggard
says,has said, “There is a lion outside!I will be killed in the middle of the streets!”
Pr 22:17 Incline your ear and listen to the words of the wise,and apply your
heartmind to my instruction.
Pr 22:19 So that your confidence may be in the Lord, I
am makinghereby make them known to you today – even you.
Do you seeYou have seen a person skilled in his work ?– Hehe will take his position before kings;he will not take his position before obscure people.
Pr 23:7 for he is like someone
calculatingwho has calculated the cost in his mind. “Eat and drink,” he says to you,but his heart is not with you;
Pr 23:22 Listen to your father who
begotgave you life,and do not despise your mother when she is old.
If you faintYou have slacked off in the day of trouble ,– your strength is small!
Pr 24:12 If you say, “But we did not know about this,”
does notwon’t the one who evaluates hearts considerdiscern it? Does notWon’t the one who guards your life know?realize Will he notand repay each person according to his deeds?
Pr 24:14 Likewise, know that wisdom is sweet to your soul;if you
findhave found it, you will have a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
AlthoughIndeed a righteous person maywill fall seven times, he getsand then get up again,but the wickedguilty will be brought downcollapse byin calamity.
Pr 24:30 I passed by the field of a sluggard,by the vineyard of one who lacks
WhenThen I saw this,scrutinized it. I gave careful considerationwas putting my mind to it ;– I received instruction from what I saw:I saw; I took in a lesson:
When you findYou have found honey , –eat only what is sufficient for you,lest you become stuffed with it and vomit it up.
Pr 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own
Pr 26:7 Like legs
that hang limpdangle uselessly from the lame,so is a proverb dangles in the mouth of fools.
Pr 26:9 Like a thorn
that goeshas gone up into the hand of a drunkard,so is a proverb inhas gone up into the mouth of a fool.
Pr 26:10 Like an archer who wounds at random, so is the one who hires a fool or hires any
Do you seeYou have seen a man wise in his own eyes?opinion– Therethere is more hope for a fool than for him.
Pr 26:13 The sluggard
says,has said, “There is a lion in the road!A lion in the streets!”
Pr 26:15 The sluggard
plungeshas plunged his hand in the dish;he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
Pr 26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own
estimationopinion than seven people who respond with good sense.
Pr 26:19 so is a person who
deceiveshas deceived his neighbor,and sayssaid, “Was I not only joking?”
Pr 26:22 The words of a gossip are like
deliciouschoice morsels;and they gohave gone down into a person’s innermost being.
Pr 27:12 A shrewd person
seessaw danger and hides–he hid himself ,; but the naive keep passed right on going and sufferby– they had to pay for it.
Pr 27:13 Take a man’s garment when he has given security for a stranger,and
when he gives surety for a stranger, hold him in pledge . on behalf of a stranger.
Pr 27:15 A continual dripping on a rainy day–
and a contentious wife are alike.makes herself like that.
Pr 27:16 Whoever
hidescontains her hideshas contained the wind or graspscan grasp oil with his right hand.
Pr 27:21 As the crucible is for silver and the furnace is for gold, so a person
is provedmust put by thehis praise he receives. to the test.
Pr 27:23 Pay careful attention to the condition of your flocks,
give careful attention toset your mind on your herds,
TheΑ wicked person flees when there isfled, though no one was pursuing, but the righteous person iscan be as confident as a lion.
Pr 28:11 A rich person is wise in his own
eyesopinion, but a discerning poor person can evaluate him properly.
IfWhen a wise person goes to court with a foolish person,there is no peace whether he is angry or laughs.
Do you seeYou have seen someone who is hasty in his words ?– Therethere is more hope for a fool than for him.
Pr 30:3 I have not learned wisdom,nor
docan I have knowledge of the Holy One.
Pr 30:4 Who has ascended into heaven, and then descended? Who has gathered up the winds in his fists? Who has bound up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name?
– ifSurely you can know!
Pr 30:7 Two things I
askhave asked from you; do not refuse me before I die:
Pr 30:12 There is a generation who are pure in their own
eyesopinionand yet are not washed from their filthiness.
Pr 30:15 The leech has two daughters: “Give! Give!” There are three things that
arewill never be satisfied,four that have never saysaid, “Enough” –
Pr 30:16 the grave, the barren womb
,; land that isearth has not been satisfied with water ,;and fire thathas never says,said, “Enough!”
Pr 30:20 This is the way of an adulterous woman:she
eatshas eaten and wipeswiped her mouth and sayshas said, “I have not done wrong.”
Pr 30:21 Under three things the earth
trembleshas trembled, and under four things it cannot bear up:
Pr 30:22 under a servant who becomes king,under a fool who
isbecomes stuffed with food,
Pr 30:23 under an unloved woman who
isbecomes married,and under a female servant who dispossesses her mistress.
TheHer husband’s heart ofhas trusted her husband has confidence in her,,and he has nodoes not lack of gainthe dividends.
Pr 31:12 She
bringshas rewarded him with good and not evilharm all the days of her life.
Pr 31:13 She
obtainssought out wool and flax, and she is pleased to workthen worked happily with her hands.
Pr 31:14 She
iswas like the merchant ships; she bringswould bring in her food from afar.
She also gets upThen she rose while it iswas still night,and providesprovided food for her household and a portion to her female servants.
Pr 31:16 She
considersconsidered a field and buysbought it;from her own income she plantsplanted a vineyard.
Pr 31:17 She
begins her work vigorouslyclothed herself in might,and she strengthensstrengthened her arms.
Pr 31:18 She
knowsperceived that her merchandise iswas good ,. and herHer lamp doeswould not go out in the night.
Her She extended her hands take hold of to the distaffspool,and her hands graspgrasped the spindle.
Pr 31:20 She
extendsopened her hand to the poor,and reaches outextended
Ec 5:15 Just as he came forth from his
mother'smother’s womb, naked will he return as he came,and he will take nothing in his hand that he may carry away from his toil.
Ec 7:24 Whatever has happened is beyond human understanding; it is far deeper than anyone can fathom. True Righteousness and Wisdom
areAre Virtually Nonexistent The Song of SongsSolomonTitle/Superscription
So 1:14 My beloved is like a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of En
-Gedi. Mutual Praise and AdmirationThe Lover to His Beloved:
So 2:6 His left hand
caressesis under my head, and his right hand stimulatesembraces me. The Beloved to the Maidens:
So 2:7 I
adjureadmonish you, O maidens of Jerusalem,by the gazelles and by the young does of the open fields: Do not awaken or arouse love until it pleases! The Arrival of the LoverThe Beloved about Her Lover:
So 2:9 My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look! There he stands behind our wall,gazing through the window,peering through the lattice. The Season of Love and the Song of the
Turtle-DoveTurtledoveThe Lover to His Beloved:
The pomegranatesBlossoms have appeared in the land,the time for pruning and singing has come;the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
So 2:13 The fig tree has
buddedripened its figs,the vines have blossomed and give off their fragrance.Arise, come away my darling;my beautiful one, come away with me!”The Dove in the Clefts of En -GediThe Lover to His Beloved:
So 3:6 Who is this coming up from the
desertwildernesslike a column of smoke,like a fragrant billow of myrrh and frankincense, every kind of fragrant powder of the traveling merchants?
So 5:8 I admonish you, O maidens of Jerusalem
, I command you – If you find my beloved, what will you tell him?Tell him that I am lovesick! The Maidens to The Beloved:
So 5:9 Why is your beloved better than others, O most beautiful of women?Why is your beloved better than others,that you would
commandadmonish us in this manner? The Beloved to the Maidens:
So 5:11 His head is like the
most purepurest gold. His hair is curly – black like a raven.
So 6:13 (7:1) Turn,
, turn, O Perfect One! Turn, turn, that I may stare at you!The Beloved to Her Lover:Why do you gaze upon the Perfect Onelike the dance of the Mahanaim? The Lover to His Beloved:
TheBeware sinful nation is as good as dead,, the people weighed down by evil deeds.They are offspring who do wrong,children who do wicked things.They have abandoned the Lord,and rejected the Holy One of Israel. They are alienated from him.
Is 1:5 Why do you insist on being battered?Why do you continue to rebel? Your head has a massive wound, your whole
bodyheart is weak.sick.
Is 1:9 If the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies had not left us a few survivors,we would have quickly becomebeen like Sodom, we would have become like Gomorrah.
Is 1:10 Listen to the Lord’s
wordmessage,you leaders of Sodom! Pay attention to our God’s rebuke, people of Gomorrah!
Is 1:11 “Of what importance to me are your many sacrifices?” says the Lord.“I
am stuffed withhave had my fill of burnt sacrificesof rams and the fat from steers.The blood of bulls, lambs, and goatsI do not want.
Is 1:24 Therefore, the
sovereignSovereign Lord who commands armies,of Heaven’s Armies, the powerful rulerPowerful One of Israel, says this:“Ah, I will seek vengeance against my adversaries,I will take revenge against my enemies.
Is 2:3 many peoples will come and say,“Come, let us go up to the Lord’s mountain,to the temple of the God of Jacob,so he can teach us his requirements, and we can follow his standards.” For Zion will be the center for moral instruction; the
LordLord’s message will issue edicts from Jerusalem.
Is 2:12 Indeed, the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies has planned a day of judgment, for all the high and mighty,for all who are proud – they will be humiliated;
Is 3:1 Look, the
sovereignSovereign Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies is about to remove from Jerusalem and Judahevery source of security, including all the food and water,
Is 3:9 The look on their faces testifies to their guilt; like the people of Sodom they openly boast of their sin.
Too bad forWoe to them! For they bring disaster on themselves.
Too bad forWoe to the wicked sinners!For they will get exactly what they deserve.
Is 3:15 Why do you crush my peopleand grind the faces of the poor?” The
sovereignSovereign Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies has spoken.Washing Away Impurity
Is 3:17 So the
sovereign masterLord will afflict the foreheads of Zion’s women with skin diseases ,; the Lord will make the front of their heads bald.”
Is 3:18 At that time the
sovereign masterLord will remove their beautiful ankle jewelry, neck ornaments, crescent shaped ornaments,
Is 4:4 At that time the
sovereign masterLord will wash the excrement from Zion’s women, he will rinse the bloodstains from Jerusalem’s midst, as he comes to judgeand to bring devastation.
Is 5:7 Indeed Israel is the vineyard of the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies,the people of Judah are the cultivated place in which he took delight.He waited for justice, but look what he got – disobedience! He waited for fairness, but look what he got – cries for help! Disaster is Coming
ThoseBeware, those who accumulate houses are as good as dead,, those who also accumulate landed property until there is no land left, and you are the only landowners remaining within the land.
Is 5:9 The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies told me this: “Many houses will certainly become desolate,large, impressive houses will have no one living in them.
ThoseBeware, those who get up early to drink beer are as good as dead,, those who keep drinking long after darkuntil they are intoxicated with wine.
Is 5:16 The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies will be exalted when he punishes, the sovereignholy God’s authority will be recognized when he judges.
ThoseBeware, those who pull evil along using cords of emptiness are as good as dead, who pull sin as with cart ropes.
ThoseBeware, those who call evil good and good evil are as good as dead,, who turn darkness into light and light into darkness,who turn bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter.
ThoseBeware, those who think they are wise are as good as dead,, those who think they possess understanding.
ThoseBeware, those who are champions at drinking wine are as good as dead,, who display great courage when mixing strong drinks.
Is 5:24 Therefore, as flaming fire devours straw,and dry grass disintegrates in the flames,so their root will rot,and their flower will blow away like dust. For they have rejected the law of the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies,they have spurned the commands of the Holy One of Israel.
Is 6:1 In the year of King Uzziah’s death, I saw the
sovereign masterLord seated on a high, elevated throne. The hem of his robe filled the temple.
Is 6:3 They called out to one another, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies! His majestic splendor fills the entire earth!”
Is 6:5 I said, “
Too bad forWoe to me! I am destroyed, for my lips are contaminated by sin, and I live among people whose lips are contaminated by sin. My eyes have seen the king, the Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies.”
Is 6:8 I heard the voice of the
sovereign masterLord say, “Whom will I send? Who will go on our behalf?” I answered, “Here I am, send me!”
Is 6:11 I replied, “How long,
sovereign masterLord?” He said, “Until cities are in ruins and unpopulated,and houses are uninhabited, and the land is ruined and devastated,
Is 7:7 For this reason the
sovereign master, theSovereign Lord , says: “It will not take place;it will not happen.
Is 7:14 For this reason the
sovereign masterLord himself will give you a confirming sign. Look, this young woman is about to conceive and will give birth to a son. You, young woman, will name him Immanuel.
Is 7:20 At that time the
sovereign masterLord will use a razor hired from the banks of the Euphrates River, the king of Assyria, to shave the hair off the head and the pubic hairprivate parts; it will also shave off the beard.
Is 8:3 I then
had sexual relations withapproached the prophetess ; for marital relations; she conceived and gave birth to a son. The Lord told me, “Name him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz,
Is 8:7 So look, the
sovereign masterLord is bringing up against them the turbulent and mighty waters of the Euphrates River – the king of Assyria and all his majestic power. It will reach flood stage and overflow its banks.
Is 8:11 Indeed this is what the Lord told me
. He took hold of me firmly and quite forcefully. He warned me not to act like these people:
Is 8:13 You must recognize the authority of the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies. He is the one you must respect; he is the one you must fear.
Is 8:18 Look, I and the sons whom the Lord has given me are reminders and object lessons in Israel, sent from the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, who lives on Mount Zion. Darkness Turns to Light as an Ideal King Arrives
Is 9:6 For a child has been born to us,a son has been given to us.He shoulders responsibility and is called:
Extraordinary Strategist,Amazing Adviser, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Is 9:7 His dominion will be vast and he will bring immeasurable prosperity. He will rule on David’s throneand over David’s kingdom, establishing it and strengthening itby promoting justice and fairness, from this time forward and forevermore.The
Lord’s intense devotion to his peoplezeal of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will accomplish this. God’s Judgment Intensifies
Is 9:8 The
sovereign masterLord decreed judgment on Jacob,and it fell on Israel.
Is 9:13 The people did not return to the one who struck them,they did not seek reconciliation with the Lord
who commands armies.of Heaven’s Armies.
Is 9:17 So the
sovereign masterLord was not pleased with their young men,he took no pity on their orphans and widows;for the whole nation was godless and did wicked things, every mouth was speaking disgraceful words. Despite all this, his anger does not subside,and his hand is ready to strike again.
Is 9:19 Because of the anger of the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, the land was scorched, and the people became fuel for the fire. People had no compassion on one another.
ThoseBeware, those who enact unjust policies are as good as dead,, those who are always instituting unfair regulations,
Is 10:5 Beware, Assyria, the club I use to vent my anger,
is as good as dead, a cudgel with which I angrily punish.
Is 10:12 But when the
sovereign masterLord finishes judging Mount Zion and Jerusalem, then I will punish the king of Assyria for what he has proudly planned and for the arrogant attitude he displays.
Is 10:16 For this reason the
sovereign master, theSovereign Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, will make his healthy ones emaciated. His majestic glory will go up in smoke.
Is 10:17 The
lightLight of Israel will become a fire,their Holy One will become a flame;it will burn and consume the Assyrian king’s briersand his thorns in one day.
Is 10:23 The
sovereign master, theSovereign Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, is certainly ready to carry out the decreed destruction throughout the land.
Is 10:24 So here is what the
sovereign master, theSovereign Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, says: “My people who live in Zion, do not be afraid of Assyria, even though they beat you with a club and lift their cudgel against you as Egypt did.
Is 10:26 The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies is about to beat them with a whip, similar to the way he struck down Midian at the rock of Oreb. He will use his staff against the sea, lifting it up as he did in Egypt.
Is 10:33 Look, the
sovereign master, theSovereign Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies,is ready to cut off the branches with terrifying power. The tallest trees will be cut down,the loftiest ones will be brought low.
Is 11:2 The Lord’s
spiritSpirit will rest on him – a spiritSpirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, a spiritSpirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spiritSpirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord.
Is 11:11 At that time the
sovereign masterLord will again lift his hand to reclaim the remnant of his people from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the seacoasts.
Is 13:1 This is
a messagean oracle about Babylon that God revealed to Isaiah son of Amoz : saw:
Is 13:4 There is a loud noise on the mountains – it sounds like a large army! There is great commotion among the kingdoms – nations are being assembled!The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies is musteringforces for battle.
Is 13:6 Wail, for the Lord’s day of judgment is near;it comes with all the destructive power of the
sovereign judgeSovereign One.
Is 13:13 So I will shake the heavens, and the earth will shake loose from its foundation, because of the fury of the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies,in the day he vents his raging anger.
Is 14:2 Nations will take them and bring them back to their own place. Then the family of
JacobIsrael will make foreigners their servants as they settle in the Lord’s land. They will make their captors captives and rule over the ones who oppressed them.
Is 14:15 But you were brought down to Sheol,to the remote slopes of the
Is 14:17 Is this the one who made the world like a
desertwilderness,who ruined its cities,and refused to free his prisoners so they could return home?”’
Is 14:19 But you have been thrown out of your gravelike a shoot that is thrown away. You lie among the slain,among those who have been slashed by the sword,among those headed for the stones of the
pitPit, as if you were a mangled corpse.
Is 14:22 “I will rise up against them,”says the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies.“I will blot out all remembrance of Babylon and destroy all her people, including the offspring she produces,” says the Lord.
Is 14:23 “I will turn her into a place that is overrun with wild animals and covered with pools of stagnant water.I will get rid of her, just as one sweeps away dirt with a broom,” says the Lord
who commands armies.of Heaven’s Armies.
Is 14:24 The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies makes this solemn vow:“Be sure of this:Just as I have intended, so it will be;just as I have planned, it will happen.
Is 14:27 Indeed, the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies has a plan,and who can possibly frustrate it?His hand is ready to strike,and who can possibly stop it? The Lord Will Judge the Philistines
InThis oracle came in the year that King Ahaz died , this message was revealed::
HereThis is a messagean oracle about Moab:Indeed, in a night it is devastated,Ar of Moab is destroyed!Indeed, in a night it is devastated,Kir of Moab is destroyed!
Is 16:1 Send rams as tribute to the ruler of the land, from Sela in the
desertwilderness to the hill of Daughter Zion.
Is 16:8 For the fields of Heshbon are dried up,as well as the vines of Sibmah.The rulers of the nations trample all over its vines,which reach Jazer and spread to the
desertwilderness;their shoots spread out and cross the sea.
HereThis is a messagean oracle about Damascus:“Look, Damascus is no longer a city,it is a heap of ruins!
Is 17:3 Fortified cities will disappear from Ephraim,and Damascus will lose its kingdom. The survivors in Syriawill end up like the splendor of the Israelites,”says the Lord
who commands armies.of Heaven’s Armies.
Is 17:7 At that time men will trust in their
creatorCreator; they will depend on the Holy One of Israel.
TheBeware, you many nations massing together are as good as dead,, those who make a commotion as loud as the roaring of the sea’s waves. TheBeware, you people making such an uproar are as good as dead,, those who make an uproar as loud as the roaring of powerful waves.
TheBeware, land of buzzing wings is as good as dead,, the one beyond the rivers of Cush,
Is 18:7 At that timetribute will be brought to the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies,by a people that are tall and smooth-skinned,a people that are feared far and wide,a nation strong and victorious,whose land rivers divide. The tribute will be brought to the place where the Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies has chosen to reside, on Mount Zion. The Lord Will Judge Egypt
HereThis is a messagean oracle about Egypt:Look, the Lord rides on a swift-moving cloudand approaches Egypt.The idols of Egypt tremble before him;the Egyptians lose their courage.
Is 19:4 I will hand Egypt over to a harsh master;a powerful king will rule over them,”says the
sovereign master, theSovereign Lord who commands armies.of Heaven’s Armies.
Is 19:12 But where, oh where, are your wise men? Let them tell you, let them find outwhat the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies has planned for Egypt.
Is 19:15 Egypt will not be able to do a thing,head or tail, shoots
Is 19:16 At that time the Egyptians will be like women. They will tremble and fear because the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies brandishes his fist against them.
Is 19:17 The land of Judah will humiliate Egypt. Everyone who hears about Judah will be afraid because of what the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies is planning to do to them.
Is 19:18 At that time five cities in the land of Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the Lord
who commands armies.of Heaven’s Armies. One will be called the City of the Sun.
Is 19:20 It will become a visual reminder in the land of Egypt of the Lord
who commands armies.of Heaven’s Armies. When they cry out to the Lord because of oppressors, he will send them a deliverer and defender who will rescue them.
Is 19:25 The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies will pronounce a blessing over the earth, saying, “Blessed be my people, Egypt, and the work of my hands, Assyria, and my special possession, Israel!”
HereThis is a messagean oracle about the Desertwilderness by the Sea: Like strong winds blowing in the south, one invades from the desertwilderness,from a land that is feared.
Is 21:6 For this is what the
sovereign masterLord has told me:“Go, post a guard!He must report what he sees.
Is 21:8 Then the guard cries out:“On the watchtower, O
sovereign masterLord, I stand all day long;at my postI am stationed every night.
Is 21:10 O my downtrodden people, crushed like stalks on the threshing floor, what I have heard from the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies,the God of Israel,I have reported to you.Bad News for Seir
HereThis is a messagean oracle about Dumah: Someone calls to me from Seir, “Watchman, what is left of the night?Watchman, what is left of the night?”
HereThis is a messagean oracle about Arabia:In the thicket of Arabia you spend the night,you Dedanite caravans.
Is 21:16 For this is what the
sovereign masterLord has told me: “Within exactly one year all the splendor of Kedar will come to an end.
HereThis is a messagean oracle about the Valley of Vision: What is the reason that all of you go up to the rooftops?
Is 22:5 For the
sovereign master, theSovereign Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies,has planned a day of panic, defeat, and confusion. In the Valley of Vision people shout and cry out to the hill.
Is 22:9 You saw the many breaksin the walls of the
cityCity of David; you stored up water in the lower pool.
Is 22:12 At that time the
sovereign master, theSovereign Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, called for weeping and mourning,for shaved heads and sackcloth.
Is 22:14 The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies told me this: “Certainly this sin will not be forgiven as long as you live,” says the sovereign master, theSovereign Lord who commands armies.of Heaven’s Armies.
Is 22:15 This is what the
sovereign master, theSovereign Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, says:“Go visit this administrator, Shebna, who supervises the palace, and tell him:
Is 22:25 “At that time,” says the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, “the peg fastened into a solid place will come loose. It will be cut off and fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut off.” Indeed, the Lord has spoken. The Lord Will Judge Tyre
HereThis is a messagean oracle about Tyre:Wail, you large ships, for the port is too devastated to enter! From the land of Cyprus this news is announced to them.
Is 23:9 The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies planned it – to dishonor the pride that comes from all her beauty, to humiliate all the dignitaries of the earth.
Is 24:23 The full moon will be covered up, the bright sun will be darkened; for the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies will rule on Mount Zion in Jerusalem in the presence of his assembly, in majestic splendor.
Is 25:6 The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies will hold a banquet for all the nations on this mountain. At this banquet there will be plenty of meat and aged wine – tender meat and choicest wine.
Is 25:8 he will swallow up death permanently. The
sovereignSovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from every face,and remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth.Indeed, the Lord has announced it!
Is 27:10 For the fortified city is left alone;it is a deserted settlementand abandoned like the
desertwilderness.Calves graze there;they lie down thereand eat its branches bare.
Is 28:2 Look, the
sovereign masterLord sends a strong, powerful one. With the force of a hailstorm or a destructive windstorm, with the might of a driving, torrential rainstorm, he will knock that crown to the ground with his hand.
Is 28:5 At that time the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies will become a beautiful crown and a splendid diadem for the remnant of his people.
Is 28:8 Indeed, all the tablesare covered with vomit
;,with filth, leaving no clean place is untouched.
Is 28:13 So the Lord’s
wordmessage to them will sound likemeaningless gibberish,senseless babbling,a syllable here, a syllable there. As a result, they will fall on their backsides when they try to walk, and be injured, ensnared, and captured. The Lord Will Judge Jerusalem
Is 28:14 Therefore, listen to the Lord’s
wordmessage,you who mock,you rulers of these peoplewho reside in Jerusalem!
Is 28:16 Therefore, this is what the
sovereign master, theSovereign Lord, says:“Look, I am laying a stone in Zion,an approved stone,set in place as a precious cornerstone for the foundation. The one who maintains his faith will not panic.
Is 28:22 So now, do not mock,or your chains will become heavier!For I have heard a message about decreed destruction,from the
sovereign master, theSovereign Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, against the entire land.
Is 28:29 This also comes from the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies,who gives supernatural guidance and imparts great wisdom. Ariel is Besieged
Is 29:1 Ariel is as good as dead – Ariel, the town David besieged! Keep observing your annual rituals
,;celebrate your festivals on schedule.
Is 29:6 Judgment will come from the Lord
who commands armies,of Heaven’s Armies, accompanied by thunder, earthquake, and a loud noise,by a strong gale, a windstorm, and a consuming flame of fire.
Is 29:8 It will be like a hungry man dreaming that he is eating,only to awaken and find that his stomach is empty. It will be like a thirsty man dreaming that he is drinking,only to awaken and find that he is still weak and his thirst unquenched. So it will be for the horde from all the nationsthat fight against Mount Zion. God’s People
areAre Spiritually Insensitive
Is 29:13 The
sovereign masterLord says,“These people say they are loyal to me; they say wonderful things about me, but they are not really loyal to me. Their worship consists of nothing but man-made ritual.
Is 29:16 Your thinking is perverse! Should the potter be regarded as clay? Should the thing made say about its maker, “He didn’t make me”?Or should the pottery say about the potter, “He doesn’t understand”? Changes
Is 29:22 So this is what the Lord, the one who delivered Abraham,
sayshas said to the family of Jacob: “Jacob will no longer be ashamed;their faces will no longer show their embarrassment.
Is 30:6 This is
a messagean oracle about the animals in the Negev:Through a land of distress and danger,inhabited by lionesses and roaring lions, by snakes and darting adders, they transport their wealth on the backs of donkeys,their riches on the humps of camels,to a nation that cannot help them.
Is 30:10 They say to the visionaries, “See no more visions!”and to the seers, “Don’t relate messages to us about what is right! Tell us nice things
,;relate deceptive messages.
Is 30:11 Turn aside from the way
,;stray off the path. Remove from our presence the Holy One of Israel.”
Is 30:15 For this is what the
master, theSovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says:“If you repented and patiently waited for me, you would be delivered; if you calmly trusted in me you would find strength, but you are unwilling.
Is 30:20 The
sovereign masterLord will give you distress to eatand suffering to drink; but your teachers will no longer be hidden;your eyes will see them.
Is 31:4 Indeed, this is what the Lord
sayshas said to me:“The Lord will be like a growling lion,like a young lion growling over its prey. Though a whole group of shepherds gathers against it,it is not afraid of their shoutsor intimidated by their yelling. In this same way the Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies will descendto do battle on Mount Zion and on its hill.
Is 31:5 Just as birds hover over a nest, so the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies will protect Jerusalem. He will protect and deliver it;as he passes over he will rescue it.
Is 32:15 This desolation will continue until new life is poured out on us from heaven. Then the
desertwilderness will become an orchard and the orchard will be considered a forest.
Is 32:16 Justice will settle down in the
desertwildernessand fairness will live in the orchard.
Is 33:9 The land dries up and withers away;the forest of Lebanon shrivels up and decays.Sharon is like the
desertarid rift valley; Bashan and Carmel are parched.
Is 35:1 Let the wilderness and desert
and dry region be happy; let the wildernessarid rift valley rejoice and bloom like a lily!
Is 35:6 Then the lame will leap like a deer,the mute tongue will shout for joy;for water will
flowburst forth in the desertwilderness,streams in the wildernessarid rift valley.
Is 36:22 Eliakim son of Hilkiah, the palace supervisor, accompanied by Shebna the scribe and Joah son of Asaph, the secretary, went to Hezekiah with their clothes torn
in grief and reported to him what the chief adviser had said.
Is 37:6 Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master this: ‘This is what the Lord
sayshas said: “Don’t be afraid because of the things you have heard – these insults the king of Assyria’s servants have hurled against me.
Is 37:16 “O Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, O God of Israel, who is enthroned on the cherubim! You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You made the sky and the earth.
Is 37:21 Isaiah son of Amoz sent this message to Hezekiah: “This is what the Lord God of Israel
says: ‘Becausehas said: ‘As to what you have prayed to me concerning King Sennacherib of Assyria,
Is 37:24 Through your messengers you taunted the
sovereign masterLord, ‘With my many chariots I climbed upthe high mountains,the slopes of Lebanon.I cut down its tall cedarsand its best evergreens.I invaded its most remote regions, its thickest woods.
Is 37:32 “For a remnant will leave Jerusalem; survivors will come out of Mount Zion.The
intense devotionzeal of the Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies will accomplish this.
Is 37:36 The Lord’s
messengerangel went out and killed 185,000 troops in the Assyrian camp. When they got up early the next morning, there were all the corpses!
Is 38:4 The
Lord toldLord’s message came to Isaiah,
Is 38:6 and rescue you and this city from the king of Assyria. I will shield this city.”
’” 38:21 Isaiah ordered, “Let them take a fig cake and apply it to the ulcerated sore and he will get well.” ’”
Is 38:14 Like a swallow or a thrush I chirp,I coo like a dove;my eyes grow tired from looking up to the sky. O
sovereign masterLord, I am oppressed; help me!
Is 38:16 O
sovereign masterLord, your decrees can give men life;may years of life be restored to me. Restore my health and preserve my life.’
Is 38:17 “Look, the grief I experienced was for my benefit. You delivered me from the
pitPit of oblivion. For you removed all my sins from your sight.
Is 38:18 Indeed Sheol does not give you thanks;death does not praise you.Those who descend into the
pitPit do not anticipate your faithfulness.
Is 39:5 Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Listen to the
wordmessage of the Lord who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies:
Is 39:8 Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The Lord’s
wordmessage which you have announced is appropriate.” Then he thought, “For there will be peace and stability during my lifetime.” The Lord Returns to Jerusalem
Is 40:3 A voice cries out,“In the wilderness clear a way for the Lord;
construct in the desertbuild a level road through the rift valley for our God.
Is 40:10 Look, the
sovereignSovereign Lord comes as a victorious warrior; his military power establishes his rule. Look, his reward is with him;his prize goes before him.
Is 40:28 Do you not know?Have you not heard?The Lord is an eternal God,the
creatorCreator of the whole earth. He does not get tired or weary;there is no limit to his wisdom.
Is 41:18 I will make streams flow down the slopesand produce springs in the middle of the valleys.I will turn the
desertwilderness into a pool of waterand the arid land into springs.
Is 41:19 I will make cedars, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees grow in the wilderness;I will make evergreens, firs, and cypresses grow together in the
desert.arid rift valley.
Is 42:1 “Here is my servant whom I support,my chosen one in whom I take pleasure.I have placed my
spiritSpirit on him;he will make just decrees for the nations.
Is 42:11 Let the
desertwilderness and its cities shout out,the towns where the nomads of Kedar live!Let the residents of Sela shout joyfully;let them shout loudly from the mountaintops.
Is 42:25 So he poured out his fierce anger on them, along with the devastation of war.Its flames encircled them, but they did not realize it; it burned against them, but they did
notice.not take it to heart. The Lord Will Rescue His People
Is 43:19 “Look, I am about to do something new.Now it begins to happen! Do you not recognize it?Yes, I will make a road in the
desertwildernessand paths in the wildernesswastelands.
Is 43:20 The wild animals
of the desert honor me,the jackals and ostriches,because I put water in the desertwildernessand streams in the wildernesswastelands,to quench the thirst of my chosen people,
Is 44:3 For I will pour water on the parched ground and cause streams to flow on the dry land.I will pour my
spiritSpirit on your offspringand my blessing on your children.
Is 44:6 This is what the Lord, Israel’s king, says,their protector, the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies:“I am the first and I am the last,there is no God but me.
Is 45:4 For the sake of my servant Jacob,Israel, my chosen one,I call you by nameand give you a title of respect, even though you do not
recognizesubmit to me.
Is 45:9 One who argues with his
creatorCreator is in grave danger, one who is like a mere shard among the other shards on the ground!The clay should not say to the potter, “What in the world are you doing?Your work lacks skill!”
Is 45:12 I made the earth
,;I created the people who live on it.It was me – my hands stretched out the sky ,. I give orders to all the heavenly lights.
Is 45:13 It is me – I stir him up and commission him; I will make all his ways level.He will rebuild my city;he will send my exiled people home,but not for a price or a bribe,”says the Lord
who commands armies.of Heaven’s Armies. The Lord is the Nations’ Only Hope
Is 47:3 Let your
private partsnaked body be exposed!Your genitalsshame will be on display! I will get revenge;I will not have pity on anyone,”
Is 47:4 says our protector – the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies is his name,the Holy One of Israel.
Is 48:2 Indeed, they live in the holy city; they trust in the God of Israel,whose name is the Lord
who commands armies.of Heaven’s Armies.
Is 48:16 Approach me! Listen to this!From the very first I have not spoken in secret;when it happens, I am there.”So now, the
sovereignSovereign Lord has sent me, accompanied by his spiritSpirit.
Is 49:14 “Zion said, ‘The Lord has abandoned me,the
sovereign masterLord has forgotten me.’
Is 49:22 This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:“Look I will raise my hand to the nations;I will raise my signal flag to the peoples.They will bring your sons in their armsand carry your daughters on their shoulders.
Is 49:25 Indeed
,”, ” says the Lord,“captives will be taken from a warrior;spoils will be rescued from a conqueror.I will oppose your adversaryand I will rescue your children.
Is 49:26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh;they will get drunk on their own blood, as if it were wine. Then all humankind will recognize thatI am the Lord, your deliverer, your protector, the
powerful rulerPowerful One of Jacob.”
Is 50:4 The
sovereignSovereign Lord has given me the capacity to be his spokesman, so that I know how to help the weary. He wakes me up every morning;he makes me alert so I can listen attentively as disciples do.
Is 50:5 The
sovereignSovereign Lord has spoken to me clearly; I have not rebelled,I have not turned back.
Is 50:7 But the
sovereignSovereign Lord helps me,so I am not humiliated.For that reason I am steadfastly resolved; I know I will not be put to shame.
Is 50:9 Look, the
sovereignSovereign Lord helps me.Who dares to condemn me?Look, all of them will wear out like clothes;a moth will eat away at them.
Is 51:3 Certainly the Lord will console Zion;he will console all her ruins.He will make her wilderness like Eden,her
desertarid rift valley like the Garden of the Lord. Happiness and joy will be restored to her,thanksgiving and the sound of music.
Is 51:15 I am the Lord your God,who churns up the sea so that its waves surge.The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies is his name! Zion’s Time to Celebrate
Is 51:22 This is what your
sovereign master, theSovereign Lord, even your God , who judges his people says:“Look, I have removed from your handthe cup of intoxicating wine, the goblet full of my anger. You will no longer have to drink it.
Is 52:4 For this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:“In the beginning my people went to live temporarily in Egypt;Assyria oppressed them for no good reason.
Is 52:14 (just as many were horrified by the sight of you) he was so disfigured he no longer looked like a man;
52:15 his form was so marred he no longer looked human –
Is 54:5 For your husband is the one who made you – the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies is his name.He is your protector, the Holy One of Israel. He is called “God of the entire earth.”
Is 54:11 “O afflicted one, driven away, and unconsoled!Look, I am about to set your stones in antimonyand I lay your foundation with lapis
Is 56:8 The
sovereignSovereign Lord says this,the one who gathers the dispersed of Israel:“I will still gather them up.” The Lord Denounces Israel’s Paganism
Is 57:5 you who
practice ritual sex under inflame your lusts among the oaks and under every green tree,who slaughter children near the streams under the rocky overhangs.
Is 57:6 Among the smooth stones of the stream are the idols you love;they, they are the object of your devotion. You pour out liquid offerings to them,you make an offering.Because of these things
I will seek vengeance.how can I relent from judgment?
Is 57:8 Behind the door and doorpost you put your symbols. Indeed, you depart from me and go upand invite them into bed with you. You purchase favors from them, you love their bed,and gaze longingly on their
Is 57:18 I have seen their behavior, but I will heal them
and give. I will lead them rest,and I will provide comfort to them and I will once again console those who mourn with them.
Is 59:21 “As for me, this is my promise to them,” says the Lord. “My
spiritSpirit, who is upon you, and my words, which I have placed in your mouth, will not depart from your mouth or from the mouths of your children and descendants from this time forward,” says the Lord. Zion’s Future Splendor
Is 60:12 Indeed, nations or kingdoms that do not serve you will perish;such nations will definitely be
Is 60:16 You will drink the milk of nations;you will nurse at the breasts of kings. Then you will recognize that I, the Lord, am your deliverer,your protector, the
powerful rulerPowerful One of Jacob.
Is 61:1 The
spiritSpirit of the sovereignSovereign Lord is upon me,because the Lord has chosen me. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor,to help the brokenhearted,to decree the release of captives,and the freeing of prisoners,
Is 61:11 For just as the ground produces its cropsand a garden yields its produce,so the
sovereignSovereign Lord will cause deliverance to grow,and give his people reason to praise him in the sight of all the nations. The Lord Takes Delight in Zion
Is 63:13 who led them through the deep water?Like a horse running
on flat landthrough the wilderness they did not stumble.
Is 63:19 We existed from ancient times, but you did not rule over them
,;they were not your subjects.
Is 64:10 Your chosen cities have become a
desertwilderness;Zion has become a desertwilderness,Jerusalem, is a desolate ruin.
Is 65:13 So this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:“Look, my servants will eat, but you will be hungry!Look, my servants will drink, but you will be thirsty!Look, my servants will rejoice, but you will be humiliated!
Is 65:15 Your names will live on in the curse formulas of my chosen ones. The
sovereignSovereign Lord will kill you,but he will give his servants another name.
HearListen to the word of the LordLord’s message,you who respect what he has to say! his word! Your countrymen, who hate you and exclude you, supposedly for the sake of my name,say, “May the Lord be glorified,then we will witness your joy.” But they will be put to shame.
Je 1:2 The
Lord began to speakLord’s message came to him in the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amon ruled over Judah.
The LordIt also spoke to him when came in the days of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah ruled over, king of Judah, and he continued to speak to him until the fifth month of the eleventh year that of Zedekiah, son of Josiah ruled over, king of Judah . That was when, until the people of Jerusalem were taken into exile . in the fifth month of that year. Jeremiah’s Call and Commission
Je 1:4 The
Lord saidLord’s message came to me,
Je 1:6 I answered, “Oh, Sovereign Lord
God,, Really I really do not know how to speak well enough for that, for I am too young.”
Je 1:11 Later the
Lord askedLord’s message came to me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” I answered, “I see a branch of an almond tree.”
Je 1:13 The
Lord again askedLord’s message came to me a second time, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a pot of boiling water; it is tipped toward usaway from the north.”
Je 1:14 Then the Lord said, “
This meansFrom the north destruction will break out from the north on all who live in the land.
Je 2:1 The
Lord spokeLord’s message came to me . He said:,
Je 2:3 Israel was set apart to the Lord; they were like the first fruits of a harvest to him. All who tried to devour them were punished; disaster came upon them,” says the Lord.
’”The Lord Reminds Them of the Unfaithfulness of Their Ancestors
Je 2:4 Now listen to what the
Lord has to sayLord’s message, you descendants of Jacob,all you family groups from the nation of Israel.
Je 2:6 They did not ask:‘Where is the Lord who delivered us out of Egypt,who brought us through the wilderness,through a land of
desert sands and rift valleys , and gorges, through a land of droughtdesert and deep darkness, through a land in which no one travels,and where no one lives?’
Je 2:19 Your own wickedness will bring about your punishment.Your unfaithful acts will bring down discipline on you. Know, then, and realize how utterly harmful it was for you to reject me, the Lord your God, to show no respect for me,” says the Sovereign Lord
God who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies. The Lord Expresses His Exasperation at Judah’s Persistent Idolatry
Je 2:22 You can try to wash away your guilt with a strong detergent.You can use as much soap as you want.But the stain of your guilt is still there for me to see,” says the Sovereign Lord
Je 2:31 You people of this generation, listen to
what the Lord saysLord’s message.“Have I been like a wilderness to you, Israel?Have I been like a dark and dangerous land to you? Why then do you say, ‘We are free to wander. We will not come to you any more?’
Je 3:2 “Look up at the hilltops and consider this.
You have had sex with other gods on every one of them.Where have you not been ravished? You waited for those gods like a thief lying in wait in the desertwilderness. You defiled the land by your wicked prostitution to other gods.
Je 3:8 She also saw that
I gave wayward Israel her divorce papers and sent her away , because of herwayward Israel’s adulterous worship of other gods . Even after, I sent her away and gave her divorce papers. But still her unfaithful sister Judah had seen this, she still was not afraid, and she too went and gave herself like a prostitute to other gods.
Je 3:18 At that time the nation of Judah and the nation of Israel will be reunited. Together they will come back from a land in the north to the land that I gave to your ancestors as a permanent possession.
Je 4:3 Yes, this is what the Lord has
this to saysaid to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: “ Like a farmer breakingBreak up hardyour unplowed ground, you must break your rebellious will and make a new beginning;just as a farmer must clear away do not cast seeds among thorns lest the seed is wasted,. you must get rid of the sin that is ruining your lives.
Just as ritual circumcision cuts away the foreskinas an external symbol of dedicated covenant commitment, you must genuinely dedicateCommit yourselves to the Lord; and get rid of everything that hindersDedicate your commitmenthearts to me, people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. If you do not,Otherwise, my anger will blaze up like a flaming fire against youthat no one will be able to extinguish.That will happen because of the evil you have done.” Warning of Coming Judgment
Je 4:10 In response to all this I said, “Ah, Sovereign Lord
God, you have surely allowed the people of Judah and Jerusalem to be deceived by those who say, ‘You will be safe!’ But in fact a sword is already at our throats.”
Je 4:11 “At that time the people of Judah and Jerusalem will be told,‘A scorching wind will sweep downfrom the hilltops in the
desertwilderness on my dear people. It will not be a gentle breezefor winnowing the grain and blowing away the chaff.
Je 5:6 So like a lion from the thicket their enemies will kill them.Like a wolf from the
desertrift valley they will destroy them.Like a leopard they will lie in wait outside their citiesand totally destroy anyone who ventures out. For they have rebelled so muchand done so many unfaithful things.
Je 5:14 Because of that, the Lord
, the God who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, said to me, “Because these people have spoken like this, I will make the words that I put in your mouth like fire.And I will make this people like wood which the fiery judgments you speak will burn up.”
Je 6:3 Kings will
come againstattack it with their armies. They will encamp in siege all around it. Each of them will devastate the portion assigned to him.
Je 6:4 They will say, ‘Prepare to do battle against it!Come on! Let’s attack it at noon!’But later they will say, ‘
Oh, oh! Too badWoe to us! TheFor the day is almost overand the shadows of evening are getting long.
Je 6:6 All of this is because the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies has said:‘Cut down the trees around Jerusalemand build up a siege ramp against its walls. This is the city which is to be punished. Nothing but oppression happens in it.
Je 6:9 This is what the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies said to me: “Those who remain in Israel will be like the grapes thoroughly gleaned from a vine.So go over them again, as though you were a grape harvesterpassing your hand over the branches one last time.”
Je 6:10 I answered, “Who would listenif I spoke to them and warned them? Their ears are so closed that they cannot hear!Indeed,
what the Lord saysLord’s message is offensive to them.They do not like it at all.
Je 7:2 “Stand in the gate of the Lord’s temple and proclaim this message: ‘Listen to the Lord’s message, all you people of Judah who have passed through these gates to worship the Lord.
Hear what the Lord has to say.
Je 7:3 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says: Change the way you have been living and do what is right. If you do, I will allow you to continue to live in this land.
Then the Lord said, “As“But as for you, Jeremiah, do not pray for these people! Do not raise a cry out to me or petition me on their behalfof prayer for them! Do not plead with me to save them, because I will not listen to you.
Je 7:20 So,” the Sovereign Lord
God says, “my raging fury will be poured out on this land. It will be poured out on human beings and animals, on trees and crops. And it will burn like a fire which cannot be extinguished.”
Je 7:21 “The Lord
saidof Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel says to the people of Judah , “The Lord God of Israel who rules over all says : ‘You might as well go ahead and add the meat of your burnt offerings to that of the other sacrifices and eat it, too!
Je 8:3 However, I will leave some of these wicked people alive and banish them to other places. But wherever these people who survive may go, they will wish they had died rather than lived,” says the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies. Willful Disregard of God Will Lead to Destruction
Je 8:9 Your wise men will be put to shame.They will be dumbfounded and be brought to judgment. Since they have rejected the
word of the LordLord’s message,what wisdom do they really have?
Je 9:2 (9:1) I wish I had a lodging place in the
desertwildernesswhere I could spend some time like a weary traveler. Then I would desert my peopleand walk away from thembecause they are all unfaithful to God,a congregation of people that has been disloyal to him. The Lord Laments That He Has No Choice But to Judge Them
Je 9:7 Therefore the Lord
who rules over all says,of Heaven’s Armies, “I will now purify them in the fires of affliction and test them.The wickedness of my dear people has left me no choice.What else can I do?
Je 9:15 So then, listen to what I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all, say. ‘I will make these people eat the bitter food of suffering and drink the poison water of judgment.
Je 9:17 The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies told me to say to this people, “Take note of what I say. Call for the women who mourn for the dead!Summon those who are the most skilled at it!”
Je 9:19 For the sound of wailing is soon to be heard in Zion
., They will wail, ‘We are utterly ruined! We are completely disgraced!For we have left our land!For our houses have been torn down and we must leave our land.!’”
Je 9:20 I said, “So now, you wailing women,
hear whatlisten to the Lord saysLord’s message. Open your ears to the wordsmessage from his mouth.Teach your daughters this mournful song,and each of youlet every woman teach yourher neighbor this lament.
Je 10:9 Hammered-out silver is brought from Tarshish and gold is brought from
UphazUfaz to cover those idols. They are the handiwork of carpenters and goldsmiths. They are clothed in blue and purple clothes. They are all made by skillful workers.
Je 10:16 The Lord, who is the inheritance of Jacob’s descendants, is not like them.He is the one who created everything.And the people of Israel are those he claims as his own.
HeHis name is known as the Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies.” Jeremiah Laments for and Prays for the Soon-to-be-Judged People
Je 11:4 Those are the terms that I charged your ancestors to keep when I brought them out of Egypt, that place which was like an iron-smelting furnace. I said at that time, “Obey me and carry out the terms of the
agreementcovenant exactly as I commanded you. If you do, you will be my people and I will be your God.
SoBut as for you, Jeremiah, do not pray for these people. Do not raise a cry out to me or petition me on their behalf. Do not plead with me to saveof prayer for them. For I will not listen to them when they call out to me for help when disaster strikes them.”
Je 11:17 For though I, the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, planted you in the land, I now decree that disaster will come on you because the nations of Israel and Judah have done eviland have made me angry by offering sacrifices to the god Baal.” A Plot Against Jeremiah is Revealed and He Complains of Injustice
Je 11:20 So I said
to the Lord, “O Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, you are a just judge!You examine people’s hearts and minds. I want to see you pay them back for what they have donebecause I trust you to vindicate my cause.”
Je 11:22 So the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies said, “I will surely punish them! Their young men will be killed in battle. Their sons and daughters will die of starvation.
Je 12:10 Many foreign rulers will ruin the land where I planted my people. They will trample all over my chosen land. They will turn my beautiful landinto a desolate
Je 12:12 A destructive army will come marchingover the hilltops in the
desertwilderness.For the Lord will use them as his destructive weapon against everyone from one end of the land to the other.No one will be safe.
Je 12:14 “I, the Lord, also have something to say concerning the wicked nations who surround my land and have attacked and plundered the land that I gave to my people as a permanent possession. I say: ‘I will uproot the people of those nations from their
landsland and I will free the people of Judah who have been taken there.
Je 12:16 But they must make sure
youto learn to follow the religious practices of my people. Once they taught my people to swear their oaths using the name of the god Baal. But then, they must swear oaths using my name, saying, “As surely as the Lord lives, I swear.” If they do these things, then they will be included among the people I call my own.
Je 13:2 So I bought the shorts
asin keeping with the Lord had told me to doLord’s instructions and put them on.
Je 13:3 Then the
Lord spokeLord’s message came to me again and said,,
Je 13:8 Then the
Lord saidLord’s message came to me,
The Lord spokeThis was the Lord’s message to Jeremiah about the drought.
Je 14:13 Then I said, “Oh, Sovereign Lord
God, look! The prophets are telling them that you said, ‘You will not experience war or suffer famine. I will give you lasting peace and prosperity in this land.’”
Je 14:18 If I go out into the countryside,I see those who have been killed in battle.If I go into the city,I see those who are sick because of starvation. For both prophet and priest–they go
about their own business peddling in the land without having any real understandingbut they are not humbled.’”
Je 15:16 As your words came to me I drank them in, and they filled my heart with joy and happinessbecause I belong to you
., O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies.
Je 16:1 The
Lord saidLord’s message came to me,
Je 16:9 For I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all, tell you what will happen. I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness, to the glad celebration of brides and grooms in this land. You and the rest of the people will live to see this happen.’” The Lord Promises Exile (But Also Restoration)
Je 17:6 They will be like a shrub in the
desert.arid rift valley. They will not experience good things even when they happen.It will be as though they were growing in the desert,stony wastes in the wilderness, in a salt land where no one can live.
Je 17:13 You are the one in whom Israel may find hope. All who leave you will suffer shame.Those who turn away from you will be consigned to the
nether worldnetherworld. For they have rejected you, the Lord, the fountain of life.
Je 17:14 Lord, grant me relief from my sufferingso that I may have some relief
.; Rescuerescue me from those who persecute meso that I may be rescued ., for you give me reason to praise!
As you stand in those placesAnd then announce to them, ‘Listen , all you people who pass through these gates. Listen, all to the Lord’s message, you kings of Judah, all you people ofand everyone from Judah, and all you citizens of Jerusalem . Listen to what the Lord says., those who pass through these gates.
Je 17:26 Then people will come here from the towns in Judah, from the villages surrounding Jerusalem, from the territory of Benjamin, from the
western foothills, from the southern hill country, and from the southern part of Judah. They will come bringing offerings to the temple of the Lord: burnt offerings, sacrifices, grain offerings, and incense along with their thank offerings.
Je 18:5 Then the
Lord saidLord’s message came to me,
Je 19:3 Say, ‘Listen to
what the Lord saysLord’s message, you kings of Judah and citizens of Jerusalem! The LordThis is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel who rules over all says, “, has said, “Look here. I willam about to bring a disaster on this place that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it ring!
Je 19:11 Tell them the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, ‘I will do just as Jeremiah has done. I will smash this nation and this city as though it were a potter’s vessel which is broken beyond repair. The dead will be buried here in Topheth until there is no more room to bury them.’
Je 19:15 “The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, ‘I will soon bring on this city and all the towns surrounding it all the disaster I threatened to do to it. I will do so because they have stubbornly refused to pay any attention to what I have said!’” Jeremiah is Flogged and Put in A Cell
Je 20:12 O Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, you test and prove the righteous.You see into people’s hearts and minds. Pay them back for what they have donebecause I trust you to vindicate my cause.
Je 21:11 The Lord told me to say to the royal court of Judah, “Listen to
what the Lord says, Lord’s message,
Je 21:13 Listen, you who sit enthroned above the valley on a rocky plateau.I am opposed to you,’ says the Lord. ‘You boast, “No one can swoop down on
us.usbefore "such" and "in the context.".No one can penetrate into our places of refuge.”
Je 22:2 Say: ‘Listen, O king of Judah who follows in David’s succession. You, your officials, and your subjects who pass through the gates of this palace must listen to
what the Lord saysLord’s message.
OLand, land of Judah, land of Judah, land of Judah!, Listenlisten to what the Lord has to sayLord’s message!
Je 23:15 So then I, the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, have something to say concerning the prophets of Jerusalem: ‘I will make these prophets eat the bitter food of suffering and drink the poison water of judgment. For the prophets of Jerusalem are the reason that ungodliness has spread throughout the land.’”
Je 23:16 The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says to the people of Jerusalem: “Do not listen to whatthose prophets are saying to you.They are filling you with false hopes.They are reporting visions of their own imaginations,not something the Lord has given them to say.
Je 23:33 The Lord said to me, “Jeremiah, when one of these people, or a prophet, or a priest asks you, ‘What burdensome message do you have from the Lord?
’ Tell’Tell them, ‘You are the burden, and I will cast you away. I, the Lord, affirm it!
Je 23:36 You must no longer say that the Lord’s message is burdensome. For what is ‘burdensome’ really pertains to what a person himself says. You are misrepresenting the words of our God, the living God, the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies.
Je 24:4 The
Lord saidLord’s message came to me,
Je 25:3 “For the last twenty-three years, from the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amon was ruling in Judah until now, the
Lord has been speakingLord’s messages have come to me . and I have told them to you over and over again what he said. But you would not listen.
Je 25:8 “Therefore, the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, ‘You have not listened to what I said.
Je 25:27 Then the Lord said to me, “Tell them that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, ‘Drink this cup until you get drunk and vomit. Drink until you fall down and can’t get up. For I will send wars sweeping through you.’
Je 25:28 If they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink it, tell them that the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says ‘You most certainly must drink it!
Je 25:29 For take note, I am already beginning to bring disaster on the city that I call my own. So how can you possibly avoid being punished? You will not go unpunished! For I am proclaiming war against all who live on the earth. I, the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, affirm it!’
Je 25:32 The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says,‘Disaster will soon come on one nation after another. A mighty storm of military destruction is rising upfrom the distant parts of the earth.’
Je 26:9 How dare you claim the Lord’s authority to prophesy such things! How dare you claim his authority to prophesy that this temple will become like Shiloh and that this city will become an uninhabited ruin!” Then all the people crowded around Jeremiah
. in the Lord’s temple.
Je 26:18 “Micah from Moresheth prophesied during the time Hezekiah was king of Judah. He told all the people of Judah,‘The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says,“Zion will become a plowed field.Jerusalem will become a pile of rubble.The temple mount will become a mere wooded ridge.”’
Je 26:21 When
the kingKing Jehoiakim and all his bodyguards and officials heard what he was prophesying, the king sought to have him executed. But Uriah found out about it and fled to Egypt out of fear.
Je 27:4 Charge them to give their masters a message from me. Tell them, ‘The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says to give your masters this message.
Je 27:18 I also told them, “If they are really prophets and the Lord is speaking to them, let them pray earnestly to the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies. Let them plead with him not to let the valuable articles that are still left in the Lord’s temple, in the royal palace of Judah, and in Jerusalem be taken away to Babylon.
Je 27:19 For the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies has already spoken about the two bronze pillars, the large bronze basin called ‘The Sea,’ and the movable bronze stands. He has already spoken about the rest of the valuable articles that are left in this city.
Je 27:21 Indeed, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all has already spoken about the valuable articles that are left in the Lord’s temple, in the royal palace of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
Je 28:2 “The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, ‘I will break the yoke of servitude to the king of Babylon.
Je 28:12 But shortly after the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke off the prophet Jeremiah’s neck, the
Lord spokeLord’s message came to Jeremiah.
Je 28:14 For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, “I have put an irresistible yoke of servitude on all these nations so they will serve King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. And they will indeed serve him. I have even given him control over the wild animals.”’”
Je 29:4 “The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says to all those he sent into exile to Babylon from Jerusalem,
Je 29:8 “For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, ‘Do not let the prophets or those among you or those who claim to be able to predict the future by divination deceive you. And do not pay any attention to the dreams that you are encouraging them to dream.
Je 29:17 The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, ‘I will bring war, starvation, and disease on them. I will treat them like figs that are so rotten they cannot be eaten.
Je 29:20 ‘So pay attention to
what I, the Lord, have saidLord’s message, all you exiles whom I have sent to Babylon from Jerusalem.’
Je 29:21 “The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all also has something to say about Ahab son of Kolaiah and Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying lies to you and claiming my authority to do so. ‘I will hand them over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and he will execute them before your very eyes.
Je 29:25 that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all has a message for him. Tell him, ‘On your own initiative you sent a letter to the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah and to all the other priests and to all the people in Jerusalem. In your letter you said to Zephaniah,
Je 29:30 Then the
Lord spokeLord’s message came to Jeremiah.
Je 30:3 For I, the Lord, affirm that the time will come when I will reverse the plight of my people, Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. ‘I will bring them back to the land I gave their ancestors and they will take possession of it once again.’” Israel and Judah Will Be Delivered
Afterafter a Time of Deep Distress
Je 30:8 When the time for them to be rescued comes,” says the Lord
who rules over all,of Heaven’s Armies, “I will rescue you from foreign subjugation. I will deliver you from captivity. Foreigners will then no longer subjugate them.
Hear whatListen to the Lord has to sayLord’s message, O nations.Proclaim it in the faraway lands along the sea.Say, “The one who scattered Israel will regather them.He will watch over his people like a shepherd watches over his flock.”
Je 31:19 For after we turned away from you we repented.After we came to our senses we
beatstruck our breaststhigh in sorrow. We are ashamed and humiliatedbecause of the disgraceful things we did previously.’
Je 31:23 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, “I will restore the people of Judah to their land and to their towns.When I do, they will again say of Jerusalem, ‘May the Lord bless you, you holy mountain,the place where righteousness dwells.’
Je 31:28 In the past I saw to it that they were uprooted and torn down, that they were destroyed and demolished
. and brought disaster. But now I will see to it that they are built up and firmly planted. I, the Lord, affirm it!” The Lord Will Make a New Covenant with Israel and Judah
Je 31:35 The Lord has made a promise to Israel.He promises it as the one who fixed the sun to give light by dayand the moon and stars to give light by night.He promises it as the one who stirs up the sea so that its waves roll.
He promises it as the one whoHis name is known as the Lord who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
Je 32:6 So now, Jeremiah said, “The
Lord toldLord’s message came to me,
Now it happened just as the Lord had said! MyAnd then my cousin Hanamel came did come to me in the courtyard of the guardhouse in keeping with the Lord’s message. He said to me, ‘Buy my field which is at Anathoth in the territory of the tribe of Benjamin. Buy it for yourself since you are entitled as my closest relative to take possession of it for yourself.’ When this happened, I recognized that the Lord had indeed spoken to me.
Je 32:14 ‘The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, “Take these documents, both the sealed copy of the deed of purchase and the unsealed copy. Put them in a clay jar so that they may be preserved for a long time to come.”’
Je 32:15 For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, “Houses, fields, and vineyards will again be bought in this land.”’ Jeremiah’s Prayer of Praise and Bewilderment
Je 32:17 ‘Oh, Sovereign Lord
God, you did indeed make heaven and earth by your mighty power and great strength. Nothing is too hard for you!
Je 32:18 You show unfailing love to thousands. But you also punish children for the sins of their parents. You are the great and powerful God
whowhose is known asname is the Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies.
Je 32:25 The city is sure to fall into the hands of the Babylonians. Yet, in spite of this, you, Sovereign Lord
God, have said to me, “Buy that field with silver and have the transaction legally witnessed.”’” The Lord Answers Jeremiah’s Prayer
Je 32:26 The
Lord answeredLord’s message came to Jeremiah.
Je 32:35 They built places of worship for the god Baal in the
Valleyvalley of Ben Hinnom so that they could sacrifice their sons and daughters to the god Molech. Such a disgusting practice was not something I commanded them to do! It never even entered my mind to command them to do such a thing! So Judah is certainly liable for punishment.’
Je 32:44 Fields will again be bought with silver, and deeds of purchase signed, sealed, and witnessed. This will happen in the territory of Benjamin, the villages surrounding Jerusalem, the towns in Judah, the southern hill country, the
western foothills, and southern Judah. For I will restore them to their land. I, the Lord, affirm it!’” The Lord Promises a Second Time to Restore Israel and Judah
Je 33:1 The
Lord spokeLord’s message came to Jeremiah a second time while he was still confined in the courtyard of the guardhouse.
Je 33:11 Once again there will be sounds of joy and gladness and the glad celebrations of brides and grooms. Once again people will bring their thank offerings to the temple of the Lord and will say, “Give thanks to the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies. For the Lord is good and his unfailing love lasts forever.” For I, the Lord, affirm that I will restore the land to what it was in days of old.’
Je 33:12 “I, the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, say: ‘This place will indeed lie in ruins. There will be no people or animals in it. But there will again be in it and in its towns sheepfolds where shepherds can rest their sheep.
Je 33:13 I, the Lord, say that shepherds will once again count their sheep as they pass into the fold. They will do this in all the towns in the
southern hill country, the western foothills, the southern hill countryNegev , the territory of Benjamin, the villages surrounding Jerusalem, and the towns of Judah.’ The Lord Reaffirms His Covenant with David, Israel, and Levi
Je 33:19 The
Lord spoke furtherLord’s message came to Jeremiah another time.
Je 33:23 The
Lord spoke still furtherLord’s message came to Jeremiah another time.
Je 34:1 The
Lord spokeLord’s message came to Jeremiah while King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon was attacking Jerusalem and the towns around it with a large army. This army consisted of troops from his own army and from the kingdoms and peoples of the lands under his dominion.
TheThis is what the Lord God of Israel told Jeremiah, “Go, speak to go and give King Zedekiah of Judah a message. He told Jeremiah to tell. Tell him, “The‘This is what the Lord says, ‘has said, “Take note. I am going to hand this city over to the king of Babylon and he will burn it down.
Je 34:3 You yourself will not escape his clutches, but will certainly be captured and handed over to him. You must confront the king of Babylon face to face and answer to him personally. Then you must go to Babylon
Je 34:4 However, listen to
what I, the Lord, promise youLord’s message, King Zedekiah of Judah. I,This is what the Lord , promise that you has said, “You will not die in battle or be executed.
Je 34:5 You will die a peaceful death. They will burn incense at your burial just as they did at the burial of your ancestors, the former kings who preceded you. They will mourn for you, saying,
“Poor, poor‘Alas master !”!’ Indeed, you have my own word on this. I, the Lord, affirm it !’”!”
Je 34:6 The prophet Jeremiah told all
thisthese things to King Zedekiah of Judah in Jerusalem.
That was when the Lord spokeThe Lord’s message came to Jeremiah,
Je 35:12 Then the
Lord spokeLord’s message came to Jeremiah.
Je 35:13 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all told him, “Go and speak to the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem. Tell them, ‘I, the Lord, say: “You must learn a lesson from this about obeying what I say!
Je 35:17 So I, the Lord
, the God who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, say: “I will soon bring on Judah and all the citizens of Jerusalem all the disaster that I threatened to bring on them. I will do this because I spoke to them but they did not listen. I called out to them but they did not answer.”’”
Je 35:18 Then Jeremiah spoke to the Rechabite community, “The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, ‘You have obeyed the orders of your ancestor Jonadab. You have followed all his instructions. You have done exactly as he commanded you.’
Je 35:19 So the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, ‘Jonadab son of Rechab will never lack a male descendant to serve me.’” Jehoiakim Burns the Scroll Containing the Lord’s Messages
Je 36:4 So Jeremiah summoned Baruch son of Neriah. Then
Jeremiah dictated to Baruch everything the Lord had told him to say and, Baruch wrote it all down in a scroll . all of the Lord’s words which he had told to Jeremiah as they came from his mouth.
Je 36:14 All the officials sent Jehudi, who was the son of Nethaniah
and, the grandsonson of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to Baruch. They ordered him to tell Baruch, “Come here and bring with you the scroll you read in the hearing of the people.” So Baruch son of Neriah went to them, carrying the scroll in his hand.
Je 36:27 The
Lord spokeLord’s message came to Jeremiah after Jehoiakimthe king had burned the scroll containing what Jeremiah had spoken andwith the words Baruch had written down at Jeremiah’s dictation.
Je 37:3 King Zedekiah sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah and the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to the prophet Jeremiah
. He told them to say, “Please pray to the Lord our God on our behalf.”
Je 37:6 The
Lord gave Lord’s message came to the prophet Jeremiah a message for them. He told him to tell them,,
Je 37:7 “
The This is what the Lord God of Israel says, ‘Give a messagehas said, ‘This is what you must say to the king of Judah who sent you to ask me toseek my help him. Tell him, “The“Beware, Pharaoh’s army of Pharaoh that was on its way to help you willis about to go back home to Egypt.
Je 38:9 “Your royal Majesty, those men have been very wicked in all that they have done to the prophet Jeremiah. They have thrown him into a cistern and he is sure to die of starvation there because there is no food left in the city
Je 38:12 Ebed Melech called down to Jeremiah, “Put these rags and worn-out clothes under your armpits to pad the ropes
..” Jeremiah did as Ebed Melech instructed.
Je 38:17 Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “The Lord
, the God who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says, ‘You must surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon. If you do, your life will be spared and this city will not be burned down. Indeed, you and your whole family will be spared.
Je 39:4 When King Zedekiah of Judah and all his soldiers saw them, they tried to escape. They departed from the city during the night. They took a path through the king’s garden and passed out through the gate between the two walls. Then they headed for the
Jordan Valleyrift valley.
Je 39:15 Now the
LordLord’s message had spokencome to Jeremiah while he was still confined in the courtyard of the guardhouse,
Je 39:16 “Go and tell Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian, ‘
TheThis is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel who rules over all says, has said, “I will carry out against this city what I promised. It will mean disaster and not good fortune for it. When that disaster happens, you will be there to see it.
Je 40:12 So all these Judeans returned to the land of Judah from the places where they had been scattered. They came to Gedaliah at Mizpah. Thus they harvested a large amount of wine and dates and figs. Ishmael Murders Gedaliah and Carries Off the Judeans at Mizpah
off as Captives
Je 41:8 But there were ten men among them who said to Ishmael, “Do not kill us. For we will give you the stores of wheat, barley, olive oil, and honey we have hidden in a field
..” So he spared their lives and did not kill them along with the rest.
Je 42:7 Ten days later the
Lord spokeLord’s message came to Jeremiah.
Je 42:15 If you people who remain in Judah do that, then listen to the Lord’s message. This is what the Lord
says. The Lordof Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel who rules over all says has said, ‘If you are so determined to go to Egypt that you go and settle there,
Je 42:18 For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, ‘If you go to Egypt, I will pour out my wrath on you just as I poured out my anger and wrath on the citizens of Jerusalem. You will become an object of horror and ridicule, an example of those who have been cursed and that people use in pronouncing a curse. You will never see this place again.’
Je 43:7 They went on to Egypt because they refused to obey the Lord, and came to Tahpanhes. Jeremiah Predicts that Nebuchadnezzar Will Plunder Egypt and
Je 43:8 At Tahpanhes the
Lord spokeLord’s message came to Jeremiah.
Je 43:10 Then tell them, ‘The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, “I will bring my servant King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. I will set his throne over these stones which I have buried. He will pitch his royal tent over them.
Je 44:2 “The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, ‘You have seen all the disaster I brought on Jerusalem and all the towns of Judah. Indeed, they now lie in ruins and are deserted.
Je 44:7 “So now the Lord
, the God who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, asks, ‘Why will you do such great harm to yourselves? Why should every man, woman, child, and baby of yours be destroyed from the midst of Judah? Why should you leave yourselves without a remnant?
Je 44:11 “Because of this, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, ‘I am determined to bring disaster on you, even to the point of destroying all the Judeans here.
Je 44:24 Then Jeremiah spoke to all the people, particularly to all the women. “Listen to
what the Lord has to sayLord’s message, all you people of Judah who are in Egypt.
The LordThis is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel who rules over all says, has said, ‘You women have confirmed by your actions what you vowed with your lips! You said, “We will certainly carry out our vows to sacrifice and pour out drink offerings to the Queen of Heaven.” Well, then fulfill your vows! Carry them out!’
Je 44:26 But listen to
what the Lord has to sayLord’s message, all you people of Judah who are living in the land of Egypt. The Lord says, ‘I hereby swear by my own great name that none of the people of Judah who are living anywhere in Egypt will ever again invoke my name in their oaths! Never again will any of them use it in an oath saying, “As surely as the Sovereign Lord God lives….”
The Lord spokeThis was the Lord’s message to the prophet Jeremiah about the nations. The Prophecy about Egypt’s Defeat at Carchemish
Je 46:4 Harness the horses to the chariots!Mount your horses!
Put on your helmets and takeTake your positions with helmets on! Sharpen youReady your spears!Put on yourthe armor!
Je 46:5 “What do I see
?”! says the Lord.“The soldiers are terrifiedfrightened.They are retreating.They are being scattered. They have been defeated.fled for refuge They are overcome with terror;they desert quicklywithout looking back. Terror is all around them,” says the Lord.
Je 46:6 But even the swiftest cannot get away.Even the strongest cannot escape. There in the north by the Euphrates Riverthey
stumblehave stumbled and fallfallen in defeat.
“Who is this that rises like the Nile,like its streams turbulent at flood stage?
Je 46:8 Egypt rises like the Nile,like its streams turbulent at flood stage.Egypt
sayssaid, ‘I will arise and cover the earth.I will destroy cities and the people who inhabit them.’
Je 46:10 But that day belongs to the Sovereign Lord
God who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies. It is thea day of reckoning, when he will pay back his enemiesadversaries. His sword will devour them until its appetite is satisfied!It will drink its fill from their blood until! Indeed it is full!For the Lord God who rules over all will offer them up asbe a sacrifice for the Sovereign Lord of Heaven’s Armiesin the land of the north by the Euphrates River.
Je 46:12 The nations
will hearhave heard of your devastatingshameful defeat. yourYour cries of distress will echo throughoutfill the earth. In the panic of their flight oneOne soldier will triphas stumbled over anotherand both of them will fallhave fallen down defeated.” The Lord Predicts that Nebuchadnezzar Will Attack and Plunder Egypt
Je 46:18 I the King, whose name is the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, swear this:I swear as surely as I live that a conqueror is coming.He will be as imposing as Mount Tabor is among the mountains,as Mount Carmel is against the backdrop of the sea.
Je 46:25 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says, “I will punish Amon, the god of Thebes. I will punish Egypt, its gods, and its kings. I will punish Pharaoh and all who trust in him.
The Lord spokeThis was the Lord’s message to the prophet Jeremiah about the Philistines before Pharaoh attacked Gaza.
Je 48:1 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all spoke about Moab. “Sure to be judged is Nebo! Indeed, it will be destroyed!Kiriathaim will suffer disgrace. It will be captured!Its fortress will suffer disgrace. It will be torn down!
Je 48:6 They will hear, ‘Run! Save yourselves!Even if you must be like a lonely shrub in the
Je 48:15 Moab will be destroyed. Its towns will be invaded.Its finest young men will be slaughtered. I, the King, the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, affirm it!
Je 48:47 Yet in days to come I will reverse Moab’s ill fortune
.”,” says the Lord. The judgment against Moab ends here. Judgment Against Ammon
Je 49:1 The Lord spoke about the Ammonites. “Do you think there are not any people of the nation of Israel remaining?Do you think there are not any of them
remaningremaining to reinherit their land?Is that why you people who worship the god Milcom have taken possession of the territory of Gad and live in his cities?
Je 49:5 I will bring terror on you from every side,”says the Sovereign Lord
God who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies. “You will be scattered in every direction. No one will gather the fugitives back together.
Je 49:7 The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies spoke about Edom. “Is wisdom no longer to be found in Teman? Can Edom’s counselors not give her any good advice? Has all of their wisdom turned bad?
Je 49:26 For her young men will fall in her city squares.All her soldiers will be destroyed at that time,”says the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
Je 49:27 “I will set fire to the walls of Damascus;it will burn up the palaces of Ben
-Hadad.” Judgment Against Kedar and Hazor
EarlyThis was the Lord’s message to the prophet Jeremiah about Elam, which came early in the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah , the Lord spoke to the prophet Jeremiah about Elam..
Je 49:35 The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies said,“I will kill all the archers of Elam,who are the chief source of her military might.
Je 49:39 “Yet in days to come I will reverse Elam’s ill fortune
.”,” says the Lord. Judgment Against Babylon
Je 50:6 “My people have been lost sheep.Their shepherds have
allowallowed them to go astray.They have wandered around in the mountains.They have roamed from one mountain and hill to another. They have forgotten their resting place.
Je 50:18 So I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all, say: ‘I will punish the king of Babylon and his landjust as I punished the king of Assyria.
Je 50:25 I have opened up the place where my weapons are stored. I have brought out the weapons for carrying out my wrath. For I, the Sovereign Lord
God who rules over all,of Heaven’s Armies, have work to carry out in the land of Babylonia.
Je 50:31 “Listen! I am opposed to you, you proud city,” says the Sovereign Lord
God who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies. “Indeed, your day of reckoning has come,the time when I will punish you.
Je 50:33 The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says,“The people of Israel are oppressed.So too are the people of Judah. All those who took them captive are holding them prisoners.They refuse to set them free.
Je 50:34 But the one who will rescue them is strong.
HeHis name is known as the Lord who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies. He will strongly champion their cause.As a result he will bring peace and rest to the earth,but trouble and turmoil to the people who inhabit Babylonia.
Je 51:5 “For Israel and Judah will not be forsaken by their God, the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies. For the land of Babylonia is full of guiltagainst the Holy One of Israel.
Je 51:14 The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies has solemnly sworn, ‘I will fill your land with enemy soldiers.They will swarm over it like locusts. They will raise up shouts of victory over it.’
Je 51:19 The Lord, who is the portion of the descendants of Jacob, is not like them.For he is the one who created everything,including the people of Israel whom he claims as his own.
HeHis name is known as the Lord who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
Je 51:33 For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel
who rules over all says,‘Fair Babylon will be like a threshing floorwhich has been trampled flat for harvest.The time for her to be cut down and harvestedwill come very soon.’
LamentationsThe Prophet Speaks:
aא (Alef )
La 1:1 Alas! The city once full of people now sits all alone! The prominent lady among the nationshas become a widow! The princess who once ruled the provinces has become a forced laborer!
La 1:2 She weeps bitterly at night;tears stream down her cheeks. She has no one to comfort heramong all her lovers. All her friends have betrayed her;they have become her enemies.
La 1:3 Judah has departed into exile under affliction and harsh oppression. She lives among the nations;she has found no resting place.All who pursued her overtook herin narrow straits.
La 1:4 The roads to Zion mourn because no one travels to the festivals. All her city gates are deserted; her priests groan. Her virgins grieve; she is in bitter anguish!
La 1:5 Her foes subjugated her; her enemies are at ease. For the Lord afflicted herbecause of her many acts of rebellion. Her children went awaycaptive before the enemy.
La 1:6 All of Daughter Zion’s splendor has departed. Her leaders became like deer;they found no pasture,so they were too exhausted to escape from the hunter.
La 1:7 Jerusalem remembers, when she became a poor homeless person, all her treasuresthat she owned in days of old. When her people fell into an enemy’s grip, none of her allies came to her rescue. Her enemies gloated over her;they sneered at her downfall.
La 1:8 Jerusalem committed terrible sin; therefore she became an object of scorn. All who admired her have despised her because they have seen her nakedness. She groans aloud and turns away in shame.
La 1:9 Her menstrual flow has soiled her clothing; she did not consider the consequences of her sin. Her demise was astonishing, and there was no one to comfort her.She cried, “Look, O Lord, on my affliction because my enemy boasts!”
La 1:10 An enemy grabbed all her valuables. Indeed she watched in horror as Gentiles invaded her holy temple – those whom you had commanded: “They must not enter your assembly place.”
La 1:11 All her people groanedas they searched for a morsel of bread. They exchanged their valuables for just enough food to stay alive. Jerusalem Speaks:“Look, O Lord! Consider that I have become worthless!”
La 1:12 Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by on the road? Look and see!Is there any pain like mine?The Lord has afflicted me, he has inflicted it on me when he burned with anger.
La 1:13 He sent down fire into my bones, and it overcame them. He spread out a trapper’s net for my feet; he made me turn back.He has made me desolate;I am faint all day long.
La 1:14 My sins are bound around my neck like a yoke; they are fastened together by his hand.He has placed his yoke on my neck; he has sapped my strength. The Lord has handed me over to those whom I cannot resist.
La 1:15 He rounded up all my mighty ones; The Lord did this in my midst.He summoned an assembly against me to shatter my young men.The Lord has stomped like grapes the virgin daughter, Judah.
La 1:16 I weep because of these things; my eyes flow with tears. For there is no one in sight who can comfort me or encourage me. My children are desolated because an enemy has prevailed. פ (Pe)The Prophet Speaks:
La 1:17 Zion spread out her hands,but there is no one to comfort her.The Lord has issued a decree against Jacob; his neighbors have become his enemies.Jerusalem has becomelike filthy garbage in their midst. צ (Tsade)Jerusalem Speaks:
La 1:18 The Lord is right to judge me! Yes, I rebelled against his commands. Please listen, all you nations, and look at my suffering!My young women and menhave gone into exile.
La 1:19 I called for my lovers, but they had deceived me.My priests and my elders perished in the city.Truly they had searched for food to keep themselves alive.
La 1:20 Look, O Lord! I am distressed; my stomach is in knots! My heart is pounding inside me. Yes, I was terribly rebellious! Out in the street the sword bereaves a mother of her children; Inside the house death is present.
La 1:21 They have heard that I groan,yet there is no one to comfort me.All my enemies have heard of my trouble;they are glad that you have brought it about. Bring about the day of judgment that you promised so that they may end up like me!
La 1:22 Let all their wickedness come before you;afflict themjust as you have afflicted me because of all my acts of rebellion. For my groans are many,and my heart is sick with sorrow. א (Alef)The Prophet Speaks:
La 2:1 Alas! The Lord has coveredDaughter Zion with his anger. He has thrown down the splendor of Israelfrom heaven to earth;he did not protect his temple when he displayed his anger.
La 2:2 The Lord destroyed mercilessly all the homes of Jacob’s descendants. In his anger he tore downthe fortified cities of Daughter Judah.He knocked to the ground and humiliatedthe kingdom and its rulers.
La 2:3 In fierce anger he destroyed the whole army of Israel.He withdrew his right hand as the enemy attacked. He was like a raging fire in the land of Jacob; it consumed everything around it.
La 2:4 He prepared his bow like an enemy;his right hand was ready to shoot. Like a foe he killed everyone,even our strong young men; he has poured out his anger like fireon the tent of Daughter Zion.
La 2:5 The Lord, like an enemy,destroyed Israel.He destroyed all her palaces;he ruined her fortified cities.He made everyone in Daughter Judahmourn and lament.
La 2:6 He destroyed his temple as if it were a vineyard; he destroyed his appointed meeting place.The Lord has made those in Zion forgetboth the festivals and the Sabbaths. In his fierce anger he has spurned both king and priest.
La 2:7 The Lord rejected his altarand abhorred his temple. He handed over to the enemy her palace walls;the enemy shouted in the Lord’s templeas if it were a feast day.
La 2:8 The Lord was determined to tear downDaughter Zion’s wall.He prepared to knock it down; he did not withdraw his hand from destroying. He made the ramparts and fortified walls lament;together they mourned their ruin.
La 2:9 Her city gates have fallen to the ground;he smashed to bits the bars that lock her gates. Her king and princes were taken into exile; there is no more guidance available. As for her prophets, they no longer receive a vision from the Lord.
La 2:10 The elders of Daughter Zionsit on the ground in silence. They have thrown dirt on their heads;They have dressed in sackcloth. Jerusalem’s young women stare down at the ground.
La 2:11 My eyes are worn out from weeping; my stomach is in knots. My heart is poured out on the grounddue to the destruction of my helpless people; children and infants faintin the town squares.
La 2:12 Children say to their mothers, “Where are food and drink?” They faint like a wounded warriorin the city squares.They die slowly in their mothers’ arms.
La 2:13 With what can I equate you?To what can I compare you, O Daughter Jerusalem?To what can I liken you so that I might comfort you, O Virgin Daughter Zion?Your wound is as deep as the sea. Who can heal you?
La 2:14 Your prophets saw visions for youthat were worthless
lieswhitewash. They failed to expose your sinso as to restore your fortunes. They saw oracles for youthat were worthless lies. sס (Samek)
La 2:15 All who passed by on the roadclapped their hands to mock you. They sneered and shook their headsat Daughter Jerusalem.“Ha! Is this the city they called ‘The perfection of beauty, the source of joy of the whole earth!’?”
La 2:16 All your enemiesgloated over you. They sneered and gnashed their teeth;they said, “We have destroyed her!Ha! We have waited a long time for this day.We have lived to see it!”
La 2:17 The Lord has done what he planned;he has fulfilled his promise that he threatened long ago: He has overthrown you without mercy and has enabled the enemy to gloat over you;he has exalted your adversaries’ power.
La 2:18 Cry out from your heart to the Lord, O wall of Daughter Zion! Make your tears flow like a riverall day and all night long! Do not rest;do not let your tears stop!
La 2:19 Get up! Cry out in the night when the night watches start! Pour out your heart like waterbefore the face of the Lord! Lift up your hands to himfor your children’s lives; they are fainting from hunger at every street corner. ר (Resh)Jerusalem Speaks:
La 2:20 Look, O Lord! Consider! Whom have you ever afflicted like this?Should women eat their offspring, their healthy infants? Should priest and prophet be killed in the Lord’s sanctuary?
La 2:21 The young boys and old menlie dead on the ground in the streets. My young women and my young menhave fallen by the sword.You killed them when you were angry; you slaughtered them without mercy.
La 2:22 As if it were a feast day, you call enemies to terrify me on every side. On the day of the Lord’s angerno one escaped or survived.My enemy has finished offthose healthy infants whom I bore and raised. א (Alef) The Prophet Speaks:
La 3:3 He repeatedly attacks me,he turns his hand against me all day long.
La 3:6 He has made me reside in deepest darkness like those who died long ago.
La 3:9 He has blocked every road I take with a wall of hewn stones;he has made every path impassable.
La 3:12 He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrow.
La 3:15 He has given me my fill of bitter herbsand made me drunk with bitterness.
La 3:18 So I said, “My endurance has expired;I have lost all hope of deliverance from the Lord.”
La 3:21 But this I call to mind; therefore I have hope:
La 3:24 “My portion is the Lord,” I have said to myself, so I will put my hope in him.
La 3:27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
La 3:30 Let him offer his cheek to the one who hits him; let him have his fill of insults.
La 3:33 For he is not predisposed to afflict or to grieve people.
La 3:36 to defraud a person in a lawsuit – the Lord does not approve of such things!
La 3:39 Why should any living person complainwhen punished for his sins?
La 3:42 “We have blatantly rebelled; you have not forgiven.”
La 3:45 You make us like filthy scum in the estimation of the nations.
La 3:48 Streams of tears flow from my eyes because my people are destroyed.
La 3:51 What my eyes see grieves me – all the suffering of the daughters in my city.
La 3:54 The waters closed over my head;I thought I was about to die.
La 3:57 You came near on the day I called to you;you said, “Do not fear!”
La 3:60 You have seen all their vengeance,all their plots against me.
La 3:63 Watch them from morning to evening; I am the object of their mocking songs.
La 3:66 Pursue them in anger and eradicate themfrom under the Lord’s heaven. א (Alef )The Prophet Speaks:
La 4:1 Alas! Gold has lost its luster; pure gold loses value. Jewels are scatteredon every street corner.
La 4:2 The precious sons of Zion were worth their weight in gold – Alas! – but now they are treated like broken clay pots,made by a potter.
La 4:3 Even the jackals nurse their youngat their breast, but my people are cruel,like ostriches in the
desertwilderness. dד (Dalet)
La 4:4 The infant’s tongue sticks to the roof of its mouth due to thirst; little children beg for bread, but no one gives them even a morsel.
La 4:5 Those who once feasted on delicacies are now starving to death in the streets.Those who grew up wearing expensive clothes are now dying amid garbage.
La 4:6 The punishment of my people exceeded that of
of Sodom,which was overthrown in a momentwith no one to help her. zז (Zayin)
La 4:7 Her consecrated ones were brighter than snow,whiter than milk;their bodies more ruddy than corals,their hair like lapis lazuli.
La 4:8 Now their appearance is darker than soot;they are not recognized in the streets.Their skin has shriveled on their bones;it is dried up, like tree bark.
La 4:9 Those who died by the sword are better offthan those who die of hunger, those who waste away, struck down from lack of food.
La 4:10 The hands of tenderhearted women cooked their own children,who became their food, when my people were destroyed.
La 4:11 The Lord fully vented his wrath;he poured out his fierce anger. He started a fire in Zion;it consumed her foundations.
La 4:12 Neither the kings of the earthnor the people of the lands ever thought that enemy or foe would enterthe gates of Jerusalem.
La 4:13 But it happened due to the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests,who poured out in her midstthe blood of the righteous.
La 4:14 They wander blindly through the streets,defiled by the blood they shed, while no one dares to touch their garments.
La 4:15 People cry to them, “Turn away! You are unclean! Turn away! Turn away! Don’t touch us!”So they have fled and wander about;but the nations say, “They may not stay here any longer.”
La 4:16 The Lord himself has scattered them;he no longer watches over them.They did not honor the priests; they did not show favor to the elders. ע (Ayin)The People of Jerusalem Lament:
Eze 1:3 the
word of the LordLord’s message came to the priest Ezekiel the son of Buzi, at the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. The hand of the Lord came on him there).
Eze 1:24 When they moved, I heard the sound of their wings – it was like the sound of rushing waters, or the voice of the
AlmightySovereign One, or the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.
Eze 2:4 The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and hard-hearted, and you must say to them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says.’
Eze 3:5 For you are not being sent to a people of
unintellibleunintelligible speech and difficult language, but to the house of Israel –
Eze 3:6 not to many peoples of
unintellibleunintelligible speech and difficult language, whose words you cannot understand – surely if I had sent you to them, they would listen to you!
Eze 3:11 Go to the exiles, to your fellow countrymen, and speak to them – say to them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says,’ whether they pay attention or not.” Ezekiel Before the Exiles
Eze 3:16 At the end of seven days the
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 3:18 When I say to the wicked, “You will certainly die,” and you do not warn him – you do not speak out to warn the wicked to turn from his wicked
deed and wicked lifestyle so that he may live – that wicked person will die for his iniquity, but I will hold you accountable for his death.
Eze 3:27 But when I speak with you, I will loosen your tongue and you must say to them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says.’ Those who listen will listen, but the indifferent will refuse, for they are a rebellious house. Ominous Object Lessons
Eze 4:14 And I said, “Ah,
sovereignSovereign Lord, I have never been ceremonially defiled before. I have never eaten a carcass or an animal torn by wild beasts; from my youth up, unclean meat has never entered my mouth.”
Eze 5:5 “This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: This is Jerusalem; I placed her in the center of the nations with countries all around her.
Eze 5:7 “Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Because you are more arrogant than the nations around you, you have not followed my statutes and have not carried out my regulations. You have not even carried out the regulations of the nations around you!
Eze 5:8 “Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: I – even I – am against you, and I will execute judgment among you while the nations watch.
Eze 5:11 “Therefore, as surely as I live, says the
sovereignSovereign Lord, because you defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable idols and with all your abominable practices, I will withdraw; my eye will not pity you, nor will I spare you.
Eze 6:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 6:3 Say, ‘Mountains of Israel, Hear the word of the
sovereignSovereign Lord! This is what the sovereignSovereign Lord says to the mountains and the hills, to the ravines and the valleys: I am bringing a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places.
Eze 6:11 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say, “Ah!” because of all the evil, abominable practices of the house of Israel, for they will fall by the sword, famine, and pestilence.
Eze 6:14 I will stretch out my hand against them and make the land a desolate waste from the wilderness to Riblah, in all the places where they live. Then they will know that I am the Lord
!”. The End Arrives
Eze 7:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 7:2 “You, son of man – this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says to the land of Israel: An end! The end is coming on the four corners of the land!
Eze 7:5 “This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: A disaster – a one-of-a-kind disaster – is coming!
Eze 7:6 An end comes – the end comes! It has awakened against you
– the end is upon you!! Look, it is coming!
Eze 8:1 In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth of the month, as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting in front of me, the hand of the
sovereignSovereign Lord seized me.
Eze 9:5 While I listened, he said to the others, “Go through the city after him and strike people down; do
nonot let your eye pity nor spare anyone!
Eze 9:8 While they were striking them down, I was left alone, and I threw myself face down and cried out, “Ah,
sovereignSovereign Lord! Will you destroy the entire remnant of Israel when you pour out your fury on Jerusalem?”
Eze 10:5 The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard from the outer court, like the sound of the
sovereignSovereign God when he speaks.
Eze 10:22 As for the form of their faces, they were the faces whose
appearenceappearance I had seen at the Kebar River. Each one moved straight ahead. The Fall of Jerusalem
Eze 11:7 Therefore, this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: ‘The corpses you have dumped in the midst of the city are the meat, and this city is the cooking pot, but I will take you out of it.
Eze 11:8 You fear the sword, so the sword I will bring against you,’ declares the
Eze 11:13 Now, while I was prophesying, Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I threw myself face down and cried out with a loud voice, “Alas,
sovereignSovereign Lord! You are completely wiping out the remnant of Israel!”
Eze 11:14 Then the
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 11:16 “Therefore say: ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Although I have removed them far away among the nations and have dispersed them among the countries, I have been a little sanctuary for them among the lands where they have gone.’
Eze 11:17 “Therefore say: ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: When I regather you from the peoples and assemble you from the lands where you have been dispersed, I will give you back the country of Israel.’
Eze 11:21 But those whose hearts are devoted to detestable things and abominations, I hereby repay them for what they have done, says the
Eze 12:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 12:8 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me in the morning:
Eze 12:10 Say to them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord sayshas said: The prince will raise this burden in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel within it.’
Eze 12:17 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 12:19 Then say to the people of the land, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says about the inhabitants of Jerusalem and of the land of Israel: They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water in fright, for their land will be stripped bare of all it contains because of the violence of all who live in it.
Eze 12:21 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 12:23 Therefore tell them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: I hereby end this proverb; they will not recite it in Israel any longer.’ But say to them, ‘The days are at hand when every vision will be fulfilled.
Eze 12:25 For I, the Lord, will speak. Whatever word I speak will be accomplished. It will not be delayed any longer. Indeed in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and accomplish it, declares the
Eze 12:26 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 12:28 Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: None of my words will be delayed any longer! The word I speak will come to pass, declares the sovereignSovereign Lord.’”False Prophets Denounced
Eze 13:1 Then the
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 13:2 “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. Say to the prophets who prophesy from their imagination: ‘
HearListen to the word of the Lord!Lord’s message!
Eze 13:3 This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit but have seen nothing!
Eze 13:8 “‘Therefore, this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Because you have spoken false words and forecast delusion, look, I am against you, declares the sovereignSovereign Lord.
Eze 13:9 My hand will be against the prophets who see delusion and announce lying omens. They will not be included in the council of my people, nor be written in the registry of the house of Israel, nor enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the
Eze 13:13 “‘Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: In my rage I will make a violent wind break out. In my anger there will be a deluge of rain and hailstones in destructive fury.
Eze 13:16 those prophets of Israel who would prophesy about Jerusalem and would see visions of peace for it, when there was no peace,” declares the
Eze 13:18 and say ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Woe to those who sew bands on all their wrists and make headbands for heads of every size to entrap people’s lives! Will you entrap my people’s lives, yet preserve your own lives?
Eze 13:20 “‘Therefore, this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Take note that I am against your wristbands with which you entrap people’s lives like birds. I will tear them from your arms and will release the people’s lives, which you hunt like birds.
Eze 14:2 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 14:4 Therefore speak to them and say to them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: When any oneanyone from the house of Israel erects his idols in his heart and sets the obstacle leading to his iniquity before his face, and then consults a prophet, I the Lord am determined to answer him personally according to the enormity of his idolatry.
Eze 14:6 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Return! Turn from your idols, and turn your faces away from your abominations.
Eze 14:11 so that the house of Israel will no longer go astray from me, nor continue to defile themselves by all their sins. They will be my people and I will be their God, declares the
Eze 14:12 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 14:14 Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would save only their own lives by their righteousness, declares the
Eze 14:15 “Suppose I were to send wild animals through the land and kill its children, leaving it desolate, without
travellerstravelers due to the wild animals.
Eze 14:16 Even if these three men were in it, as surely as I live, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, they could not save their own sons or daughters; they would save only their own lives, and the land would become desolate.
Eze 14:18 Even if these three men were in it, as surely as I live, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, they could not save their own sons or daughters , – they would save only their own lives.
Eze 14:20 Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as surely as I live, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, they could not save their own son or daughter; they would save only their own lives by their righteousness.
Eze 14:21 “For this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: How much worse will it be when I send my four terrible judgments – sword, famine, wild animals, and plague – to Jerusalem to kill both people and animals!
Eze 14:23 They will console you when you see their behavior and their deeds, because you will know that it was not without reason that I have done everything which I have done in it, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord.”Burning a Useless Vine
Eze 15:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 15:6 “Therefore, this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Like the wood of the vine is among the trees of the forest which I have provided as fuel for the fire , – so I will provide the residents of Jerusalem as fuel.
Eze 15:8 I will make the land desolate because they have acted unfaithfully, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord.”God’s Unfaithful Bride
Eze 16:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 16:3 and say, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth were in the land of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
Eze 16:8 “‘Then I passed by you and watched you, noticing that you had reached the age for love. I spread my cloak over you and covered your nakedness. I swore a solemn oath to you and entered into a marriage covenant with you, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, and you became mine.
Eze 16:14 Your fame spread among the nations because of your beauty; your beauty was perfect because of the splendor which I bestowed on you, declares the
Eze 16:19 As for my food that I gave you – the fine flour, olive oil, and honey I fed you – you placed it before them as a soothing aroma. That is exactly what happened, declares the
Eze 16:23 “‘After all of your evil – “Woe! Woe to you!” declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord –
Eze 16:26 You engaged in prostitution with the Egyptians, your
sexually arousedlustful neighbors, multiplying your promiscuity and provoking me to anger.
Eze 16:27 So see here, I have stretched out my hand against you and cut off your rations. I have delivered you into the power of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed
byof your obscene conduct.
Eze 16:28 You engaged in prostitution with the Assyrians because your
sexual desires were insatiable; you prostituted yourself with them and yet you were still not satisfied.
Eze 16:30 “‘How sick is your heart, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, when you perform all of these acts, the deeds of a bold prostitute.
Eze 16:35 “‘Therefore O prostitute,
hearListen to the word of the LordLord’s message:
Eze 16:36 This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Because your lust was poured out and your nakedness was uncovered in your prostitution with your lovers, and because of all your detestable idols, and because of the blood of your children you have given to them,
Eze 16:43 “‘Because you did not remember the days of your youth and have enraged me with all these deeds, I hereby repay you for what you have done, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord. Have you not engaged in prostitution on top of all your other abominable practices?
Eze 16:48 As surely as I live, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, your sister Sodom and her daughters never behaved as wickedly as you and your daughters have behaved.
Eze 16:59 “‘For this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: I will deal with you according to what you have done when you despised your oath by breaking your covenant.
Eze 16:63 Then you will remember, be ashamed, and remain silent because of your disgrace when I make atonement for all you have done, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord.’”A Parable of Two Eagles and a Vine
Eze 17:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 17:3 Say to them: ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: “‘A great eagle with broad wings, long feathers, with full plumage which was multi-hued, came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar.
Eze 17:9 “‘Say to them: This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: “‘Will it prosper? Will he not rip out its rootsand cause its fruit to rot and wither?All its foliage will wither. No strong arm or large armywill be needed to pull it out by its roots.
Eze 17:11 Then
the word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 17:16 “‘As surely as I live, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, surely in the city of the king who crowned him, whose oath he despised and whose covenant he broke – in the middle of Babylon he will die!
Eze 17:19 “‘Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: As surely as I live, I will certainly repay him for despising my oath and breaking my covenant!
Eze 17:22 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: “‘I will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and plant it. I will pluck from the top one of its tender twigs; I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain.
Eze 18:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 18:3 “As surely as I live, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, you will not quote this proverb in Israel anymore!
Eze 18:6 does not eat pagan sacrifices on the mountains or pray to the idols of the house of Israel, does not defile his neighbor’s wife, does not
have sexualapproach a woman for marital relations with a woman during her period,
Eze 18:9 and follows my statutes and observes my regulations by carrying them out. That man is righteous; he will certainly live, declares the
Eze 18:23 Do I actually delight in the death of the wicked, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord? Do I not prefer that he turn from his wicked conduct and live?
Eze 18:30 “Therefore I will judge each person according to his conduct, O house of Israel, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord. Repent and turn from all your wickedness; then it will not be an obstacle leading to iniquity.
Eze 18:32 For I take no delight in the death of anyone, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord. Repent and live! Lament for the Princes of Israel
Eze 20:2 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 20:3 “Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and tell them: ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Are you coming to seek me? As surely as I live, I will not allow you to seek me, declares the sovereignSovereign Lord.’
Eze 20:5 and say to them:
‘“‘This is what the sovereignSovereign Lord says: On the day I chose Israel I swore to the descendants of the house of Jacob and made myself known to them in the land of Egypt. I swore to them, “I am the Lord your God.”
“‘But they rebelled against me, and refused to listen to me; no one got rid of their detestable idols, nor did they abandon the idols of Egypt. Then I decided to pour out my rage on them and fully vent my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
“‘But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness; they did not follow my statutes and they rejected my regulations (the one who obeys them will live by them), and they utterly desecrated my Sabbaths. So I decided to pour out my rage on them in the wilderness and destroy them.
Eze 20:26 I declared them to be defiled because of their sacrifices – they caused all their
first bornfirstborn to pass through the fire – so that I would devastate them, so that they will know that I am the Lord.’
Eze 20:27 “Therefore, speak to the house of Israel, son of man, and tell them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: In this way too your fathers blasphemed me when they were unfaithful to me.
Eze 20:30 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Will you defile yourselves like your fathers and engage in prostitution with detestable idols?
Eze 20:31 When you present your sacrifices – when you make your sons pass through the fire – you defile yourselves with all your idols to this very day. Will I allow you to seek me, O house of Israel? As surely as I live, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, I will not allow you to seek me!
Eze 20:33 As surely as I live, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, with a powerful hand and an outstretched arm, and with an outpouring of rage, I will be king over you.
Eze 20:36 Just as I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you, declares the
Eze 20:39 “‘As for you, O house of Israel, this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Each of you go and serve your idols, if you will not listen to me. But my holy name will not be profaned again by your sacrifices and your idols.
Eze 20:40 For there on my holy mountain, the high mountain of Israel, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, all the house of Israel will serve me, all of them in the land. I will accept them there, and there I will seek your contributions and your choice gifts, with all your holy things.
Eze 20:44 Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I deal with you for the sake of my reputation and not according to your wicked conduct and corrupt deeds, O house of Israel, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord.’”Prophecy Against the South
Eze 20:45 (21:1) The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 20:47 and say to the scrub land of the Negev, ‘
HearListen to the word of the LordLord’s message: This is what the sovereignSovereign Lord sayshas said: Look here, I am about to start a fire in you, and it will devour every green tree and every dry tree in you. The flaming fire will not be extinguished, and the whole surface of the ground from the Negev to the north will be scorched by it.
Eze 20:49 Then I said, “O
sovereignSovereign Lord! They are saying of me, ‘Does he not simply speak in eloquent figures of speech?’” The Sword of Judgment
Eze 21:1 (21:6) The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 21:7 When they ask you, ‘Why are you groaning?’ you will reply, ‘Because of the report that has come. Every heart will melt with fear and every hand will be limp; everyone will faint and every knee will be wet with urine.’ Pay attention – it is coming and it will happen, declares the
Eze 21:8 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 21:13 “‘For testing will come, and what will happen when the scepter, which the sword despises, is no more? declares the
Eze 21:18 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 21:23 But those in Jerusalem will view it as a false omen. They have sworn solemn oaths, but the king of Babylon will accuse them of violations in order to
Eze 21:24 “Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: ‘Because you have brought up your own guilt by uncovering your transgressions and revealing your sins through all your actions, for this reason you will be taken by force.
Eze 21:26 this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:Tear off the turban, take off the crown!Things must change! Exalt the lowly,bring down the proud!
Eze 21:28 “As for you, son of man, prophesy and say, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says concerning the Ammonites and their coming humiliation; say:“‘A sword, a sword drawn for slaughter,polished to consume, to flash like lightning –
Eze 21:31 I will pour out my anger on you
,; the fire of my fury I will blow on you.I will hand you over to brutal men, Whowho are skilled in destruction.
Eze 21:32 You will become fuel for the fire
, – your blood will stain the middle of the land; Youyou will no longer be remembered,for I, the Lord, have spoken.’” The Sins of Jerusalem
Eze 22:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 22:3 Then say, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: O city, who spills blood within herself (which brings on her doom), and who makes herself idols (which results in impurity),
Eze 22:10 They have
sexsexual relations with their father’s wife within you; they violate women during their menstrual period within you.
Eze 22:12 They take bribes within you to shed blood. You engage in usury and charge interest; you extort money from your neighbors. You have forgotten me, declares the
Eze 22:16 You will
will be profaned within yourself in the sight of the nations; then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
Eze 22:17 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 22:19 Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: ‘Because all of you have become slag, look out ,! – I am about to gather you in the middle of Jerusalem.
Eze 22:23 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 22:28 Her prophets coat their messages with whitewash. They see false visions and announce lying omens for them, saying, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says,’ when the Lord has not spoken.
Eze 22:29 The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have wronged the poor and needy; they have oppressed the resident foreigner
who lives among them and denied them justice.
Eze 22:31 So I have poured my anger on them, and destroyed them with the fire of my fury. I
herbyhereby repay them for what they have done, declares the sovereignSovereign Lord.”Two Sisters
Eze 23:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 23:8 She did not abandon the prostitution she had practiced in Egypt; for in her youth men
had sexwent to bed with her, fondled her virgin breasts, and ravished her.
Eze 23:20 She lusted after
theirher lovers there, whose genitals – as large aswere like those of donkeys, and their seminalwhose emission was as strong aslike that of stallions.
Eze 23:22 “Therefore, Oholibah, this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look here, I am about to stir up against you the lovers with whom you were disgusted; I will bring them against you from every side:
Eze 23:28 “For this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look here, I am about to deliver you over to those whom you hate, to those with whom you were disgusted.
Eze 23:32 “This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: “You will drink your sister’s deep and wide cup; you will be scorned and derided, for it holds a great deal.
Eze 23:34 You will drain it dry, gnaw its pieces, and tear out your breasts, for I have spoken, declares the
Eze 23:35 “Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Because you have forgotten me and completely disregarded me, you must bear now the punishment for your obscene conduct and prostitution.”
Eze 23:44 They
had sexslept with her as one doesthe way someone sleeps with a prostitute. In this way they had sexslept with Oholah and Oholibah, promiscuous women.
Eze 23:46 “For this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Bring up an army against them and subject them to terror and plunder.
Eze 23:49 They will repay you for your obscene conduct, and you will be punished for idol worship. Then you will know that I am the
sovereignSovereign Lord.”The Boiling Pot
Eze 24:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month :
Eze 24:3 Recite a proverb to this rebellious house and say to them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:“‘Set on the pot, set it on, pour water in it too;
Eze 24:5 Take the choice bone of the flock,heap up
boneswood under it;boil rapidly,and boil its bones in it.
Eze 24:6 “‘Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:Woe to the city of bloodshed,the pot whose rot is in it,whose rot has not been removed from it!Empty it piece by piece.No lot has fallen on it.
Eze 24:9 “‘Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Woe to the city of bloodshed!I will also make the pile high.
Eze 24:10 Pile up the
boneswood, kindle the fire;cook the meat well, mix in the spices,let the bones be charred.
Eze 24:14 “‘I the Lord have spoken; judgment is coming and I will act! I will not relent, or show pity, or be sorry! I will judge you according to your conduct and your deeds, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord.’”Ezekiel’s Wife Dies
Eze 24:15 The
word of LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 24:17 Groan
in silenceto moan for the dead, but do not perform mourning rites. Bind on your turban and put your sandals on your feet. Do not cover your lip and do not eat food brought by others.”
Eze 24:20 So I said to them: “The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 24:21 Say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Realize I am about to desecrate my sanctuary – the source of your confident pride, the object in which your eyes delight, and your life’s passion. Your very own sons and daughters whom you have left behind will die by the sword.
Eze 24:24 Ezekiel will be an object lesson for you; you will do all that he has done. When it happens, then you will know that I am the
Eze 25:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 25:3 Say to the Ammonites, ‘Hear the word of the
sovereignSovereign Lord: This is what the sovereignSovereign Lord says: You said “Aha!” about my sanctuary when it was desecrated, about the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and about the house of Judah when they went into exile.
Eze 25:6 For this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Because you clapped your hands, stamped your feet, and rejoiced with intense scorn over the land of Israel,
Eze 25:8 “This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: ‘Moab and Seir say, “Look, the house of Judah is like all the other nations.”
Eze 25:12 “This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: ‘Edom has taken vengeance against the house of Judah; they have made themselves fully culpable by taking vengeance on them.
Eze 25:13 So this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: I will stretch out my hand against Edom, and I will kill the people and animals within her, and I will make her desolate; from Teman to Dedan they will die by the sword.
Eze 25:14 I will exact my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel. They will carry out in Edom my anger and rage; they will experience my vengeance, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord.’”A Prophecy Against Philistia
Eze 25:15 “This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: ‘The Philistines have exacted merciless revenge, showing intense scorn in their effort to destroy Judah with unrelenting hostility.
Eze 25:16 So this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Take note, I am about to stretch out my hand against the Philistines. I will kill the Cherethites and destroy those who remain on the seacoast.
Eze 26:1 In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 26:3 therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I am against you, O Tyre! I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.
Eze 26:5 She will be a place where fishing nets are spread, surrounded by the sea. For I have spoken, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord. She will become plunder for the nations,
Eze 26:7 “For this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Take note that I am about to bring King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon, king of kings, against Tyre from the north, with horses, chariots, and horsemen, an army and hordes of people.
Eze 26:14 I will make you a bare rock; you will be a place where fishing nets are spread. You will never be built again, for I, the Lord, have spoken, declares the
Eze 26:15 “This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says to Tyre: Oh, how the coastlands will shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groan, at the massive slaughter in your midst!
Eze 26:17 They will sing this lament over you: “‘How you have perished
, – you have vanished from the seas,O renowned city, once mighty in the sea,she and her inhabitants, who spread their terror!
Eze 26:19 “For this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: When I make you desolate like the uninhabited cities, when I bring up the deep over you and the surging waters overwhelm you,
Eze 26:20 then I will bring you down to bygone people, to be with those who descend to the
pitPit. I will make you live in the lower parts of the earth, among the primeval ruins, with those who descend to the pitPit, so that you will not be inhabited or stand in the land of the living.
Eze 26:21 I will bring terrors on you, and you will be no more! Though you are sought after, you will never be found again, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord.”A Lament for Tyre
Eze 27:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 27:3 Say to Tyre, who sits at the entrance of the sea, merchant to the peoples on many coasts, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:“‘O Tyre, you have said, “I am perfectly beautiful.”
Eze 27:6 They made your oars from oaks of Bashan;they made your deck with
cypressescypress wood from the Kittean islescoasts of Cyprus.
Eze 27:14 Beth
-togarmah Togarmah exchanged horses, chargers, and mules for your products.
Eze 28:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 28:2 “Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: “‘Your heart is proud and you said, “I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods, in the heart of the seas” – yet you are a man and not a god, though you think you are godlike.
Eze 28:6 “‘Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:Because you think you are godlike,
Eze 28:8 They will bring you down to the
pitPit, and you will die violently in the heart of the seas.
Eze 28:10 You will die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of foreigners;for I have spoken, declares the
Eze 28:11 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 28:12 “Son of man, sing a lament for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: “‘You were the sealer of perfection, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
Eze 28:16 In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned; so I defiled you and banished you from the mountain of God
, – the guardian cherub expelled you from the midst of the stones of fire.
Eze 28:20 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 28:22 Say, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:“‘Look, I am against you, Sidon, and I will magnify myself in your midst.Then they will know that I am the Lord when I execute judgments on her and reveal my sovereign power in her.
Eze 28:24 “‘No longer will Israel suffer from the sharp briers or painful thorns of all who surround and scorn them. Then they will know that I am the
Eze 28:25 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: When I regather the house of Israel from the peoples where they are dispersed, I will reveal my sovereign power over them in the sight of the nations, and they will live in their land that I gave to my servant Jacob.
Eze 29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 29:3 Tell them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:“‘Look, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,the great monster lying in the midst of its waterways,who has said, “My Nile is my own, I made it for myself.”
Eze 29:8 “‘Therefore, this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to bring a sword against you, and I will kill every person and every animal.
Eze 29:13 “‘For this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: At the end of forty years I will gather Egypt from the peoples where they were scattered.
Eze 29:16 It will never again be Israel’s source of confidence, but a reminder of how they sinned by turning to Egypt for help. Then they will know that I am the
Eze 29:17 In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 29:19 Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to give the land of Egypt to King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon. He will carry off her wealth, capture her loot, and seize her plunder; it will be his army’s wages.
Eze 29:20 I have given him the land of Egypt as his compensation for attacking Tyre,
, because they did it for me, declares the sovereignSovereign Lord.
Eze 30:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 30:2 “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:“‘Wail, “Alas, the day is here!”
Eze 30:6 “‘This is what the Lord says:Egypt’s supporters will fall;her confident pride will crumble. From Migdol to Syene they will die by the sword within her, declares the
Eze 30:10 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:I will put an end to the hordes of Egypt,by the hand of King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon.
Eze 30:13 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:I will destroy the idols,and put an end to the gods of Memphis.There will no longer be a prince from the land of Egypt;so I will make the land of Egypt fearful.
Eze 30:20 In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, the
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 30:22 Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and I will break his arms, the strong arm and the broken one, and I will make the sword drop from his hand.
Eze 31:1 In the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first day of the month, the
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 31:9 I made it beautiful with its many branches
,;all the trees of Eden, in the garden of God, envied it.
Eze 31:10 “‘Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Because it was tall in stature, and its top reached into the clouds, and it was proud of its height,
Eze 31:14 For this reason no watered trees will grow so tall; their tops will not reach into the clouds, nor will the well-watered ones grow that high. For all of them have been appointed to die in the lower parts of the earth; they will be among mere mortals, with those who descend to the
Eze 31:15 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: On the day it went down to Sheol I caused observers to lament. I covered it with the deep and held back its rivers; its plentiful water was restrained. I clothed Lebanon in black for it, and all the trees of the field wilted because of it.
Eze 31:16 I made the nations shake at the sound of its fall, when I threw it down to Sheol, along with those who descend to the
pitPit. Then all the trees of Eden, the choicest and the best of Lebanon, all that were well-watered, were comforted in the earth below.
Eze 31:18 Which of the trees of Eden was like you in majesty and loftiness? You will be brought down with the trees of Eden to the lower parts of the earth; you will lie among the uncircumcised, with those killed by the sword! This is what will happen to Pharaoh and all his hordes, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord.’” Lamentation over Pharaoh and Egypt
Eze 32:1 In the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first of the month, the
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 32:3 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says:“‘I will throw my net over you in the assembly of many peoples;and they will haul you up in my dragnet.
Eze 32:8 I will darken all the lights in the sky over you,and I will darken your land,declares the
Eze 32:11 “‘For this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: “‘The sword of the king of Babylon will attack you.
Eze 32:12 By the swords of the mighty warriors I will cause your hordes to fall
, – all of them are the most terrifying among the nations.They will devastate the pride of Egypt,and all its hordes will be destroyed.
Eze 32:14 Then I will make their waters calm, and will make their streams flow like olive oil, declares the
Eze 32:16 This is a lament; they will chant it.The daughters of the nations will chant it.They will chant it over Egypt and over all her hordes,declares the
Eze 32:17 In the twelfth year, on the fifteenth day of the month, the
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 32:18 “Son of man, wail over the horde of Egypt. Bring it down; bring her and the daughters of powerful nations down to the lower parts of the earth, along with those who descend to the
Eze 32:23 Their graves are located in the remote slopes of the
pitPit. Her assembly is around her grave, all of them struck down by the sword, those who spread terror in the land of the living.
Eze 32:24 “Elam is there with all her hordes around her grave; all of them struck down by the sword. They went down uncircumcised to the lower parts of the earth, those who spread terror in the land of the living. Now they will bear their shame with those who descend to the
Eze 32:25 Among the dead they have made a bed for her, along with all her hordes around her grave. All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the sword, for their terror had spread in the land of the living. They bear their shame along with those who descend to the
pitPit; they are placed among the dead.
Eze 32:29 “Edom is there with her kings and all her princes. Despite their might they are laid with those killed by the sword; they lie with the uncircumcised and those who descend to the
Eze 32:30 “All the leaders of the north are there, along with all the Sidonians; despite their might they have gone down in shameful terror with the dead. They lie uncircumcised with those killed by the sword, and bear their shame with those who descend to the
Eze 32:31 “Pharaoh will see them and be consoled over all his hordes who were killed by the sword, Pharaoh and all his army, declares the
Eze 32:32 Indeed, I terrified him in the land of the living, yet he will lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with those killed by the sword, Pharaoh and all his hordes, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord.” Ezekiel Israel’s Watchman
Eze 33:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 33:10 “And you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what you have said
,:: “Our rebellious acts and our sins have caught up with us, and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live?”’
Eze 33:11 Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but prefer that the wicked change his behavior and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil deeds! Why should you die, O house of Israel?’
Eze 33:15 He returns what was taken in pledge, pays back what he has stolen, and follows the statutes that give life, committing no iniquity. He will certainly live
, – he will not die.
Eze 33:23 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 33:25 Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: You eat the meat with the blood still in it, pray to your idols, and shed blood. Do you really think you will possess the land?
Eze 33:27 “This is what you must say to them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: As surely as I live, those living in the ruins will die by the sword, those in the open field I will give to the wild beasts for food, and those who are in the strongholds and caves will die of disease.
Eze 34:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 34:2 “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them – to the shepherds: ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who have been feeding themselves! Should not shepherds feed the flock?
Eze 34:7 “‘Therefore, you shepherds,
hearlisten to the word of the LordLord’s message:
Eze 34:8 As surely as I live, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, my sheep have become prey and have become food for all the wild beasts. There was no shepherd, and my shepherds did not search for my flock, but fed themselves and did not feed my sheep,
Eze 34:9 Therefore, you shepherds,
hearlisten to the word of the LordLord’s message:
Eze 34:10 This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I am against the shepherds, and I will demand my sheep from their hand. I will no longer let them be shepherds; the shepherds will not feed themselves anymore. I will rescue my sheep from their mouth, so that they will no longer be food for them.
Eze 34:11 “‘For this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I myself will search for my sheep and seek them out.
Eze 34:15 I myself will feed my sheep and I myself will make them lie down, declares the
Eze 34:17 “‘As for you, my sheep, this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to judge between one sheep and another, between rams and goats.
Eze 34:20 “‘Therefore, this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says to them: Look, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.
Eze 34:30 Then they will know that I, the Lord their God, am with them, and that they are my people, the house of Israel, declares the
Eze 34:31 And you, my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are my people, and I am your God, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord.’” Prophecy Against Mount Seir
Eze 35:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 35:3 Say to it, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: “‘Look, I am against you, Mount Seir;I will stretch out my hand against youand turn you into a desolate ruin.
Eze 35:6 Therefore, as surely as I live, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, I will subject you to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you.
Eze 35:11 therefore, as surely as I live, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, I will deal with you according to your anger, and according to your envy, by which you acted spitefully against them. I will reveal myself to them when I judge you.
Eze 35:14 This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: While the whole earth rejoices, I will turn you into a desolation.
Eze 36:1 “As for you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and say: ‘O mountains of Israel,
hearlisten to the word of the Lord!Lord’s message!
Eze 36:2 This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: The enemy has spoken against you, saying “Aha!” and, “The ancient heights have become our property!”’
Eze 36:3 So prophesy and say: ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Surely because they have made you desolate and crushed you from all directions, so that you have become the property of the rest of the nations, and have become the subject of gossip and slander among the people,
Eze 36:4 therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the
sovereignSovereign Lord: This is what the sovereignSovereign Lord says to the mountains and hills, the ravines and valleys, and to the desolate ruins and the abandoned cities that have become prey and an object of derision to the rest of the nations round about –
Eze 36:5 therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Surely I have spoken in the fire of my zeal against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who with great joy and utter contempt have made my land their property and prey, because of its pasture.’
Eze 36:6 “Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains and hills, the ravines and valleys, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I have spoken in my zeal and in my anger, because you have endured the insults of the nations.
Eze 36:7 So this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: I vow that the nations around you will endure insults as well.
Eze 36:13 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Because they are saying to you, “You are a devourer of men, and bereave your nation of children,”
Eze 36:14 therefore you will no longer devour people and no longer bereave your nation of children, declares the
Eze 36:15 I will no longer subject you to the nations’ insults; no longer will you bear the shame of the peoples, and no longer will you bereave your nation, declares the
Eze 36:16 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 36:22 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake that I am about to act, O house of Israel, but for the sake of my holy reputation which you profaned among the nations where you went.
Eze 36:23 I will magnify my great name that has been profaned among the nations, that you have profaned among them. The nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, when I magnify myself among you in their sight.
Eze 36:32 Understand that it is not for your sake I am about to act, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord. Be ashamed and embarrassed by your behavior, O house of Israel.
Eze 36:33 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: In the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will populate the cities and the ruins will be rebuilt.
Eze 36:37 “This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: I will allow the house of Israel to ask me to do this for them: I will multiply their people like sheep.
Eze 37:4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and tell them: ‘Dry bones,
hearlisten to the word of the Lord.Lord’s message.
Eze 37:5 This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says to these bones: Look, I am about to infuse breath into you and you will live.
Eze 37:9 He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, – prophesy, son of man
, – and say to the breath: ‘This is what the sovereignSovereign Lord says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these corpses so that they may live.’”
Eze 37:12 Therefore prophesy, and tell them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to open your graves and will raise you from your graves, my people. I will bring you to the land of Israel.
Eze 37:15 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 37:19 tell them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to take the branch of Joseph which is in the hand of Ephraim and the tribes of Israel associated with him, and I will place them on the stick of Judah, and make them into one stick , – they will be one in my hand.’
Eze 37:21 Then tell them, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to take the Israelites from among the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from round about and bring them to their land.
Eze 38:1 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me:
Eze 38:3 and say: ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.
Eze 38:6 They are joined by Gomer with all its troops, and by Beth
-Togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops – many peoples are with you.
Eze 38:8 After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come to a land restored from the ravages of war,
withfrom many peoples gathered on the mountains of Israel that had long been in ruins. Its people were brought out from the peoples, and all of them will be living securely.
Eze 38:10 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.
Eze 38:14 “Therefore, prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog: ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: On that day when my people Israel are living securely, you will take notice
Eze 38:17 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days that I would bring you against them?
Eze 38:18 On that day, when Gog invades the land of Israel, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, my rage will mount up in my anger.
Eze 38:21 I will call for a sword to attack Gog on all my mountains, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord; every man’s sword will be against his brother.
Eze 39:1 “As for you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say: ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Look, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal!
Eze 39:5 You will fall dead in the open field; for I have spoken, declares the
Eze 39:8 Realize that it is coming and it will be done, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord. It is the day I have spoken about.
Eze 39:10 They will not need to take wood from the field or cut down trees from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons. They will take the loot from those who looted them and seize the plunder of those who plundered them, declares the
Eze 39:13 All the people of the land will bury them, and it will be a memorial for them on the day I magnify myself, declares the
Eze 39:17 “As for you, son of man, this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Tell every kind of bird and every wild beast: ‘Assemble and come! Gather from all around to my slaughter which I am going to make for you, a great slaughter on the mountains of Israel! You will eat flesh and drink blood.
Eze 39:20 You will fill up at my table with horses and charioteers, with warriors and all the soldiers,’ declares the
Eze 39:25 “Therefore this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob, and I will have mercy on the entire house of Israel. I will be zealous for my holy name.
Eze 39:29 I will no longer hide my face from them, when I pour out my Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord.” Vision of the New Temple
Eze 40:19 Then he measured the width from before the lower gate to the front of the exterior of the inner court
, as 175 feet on the east and on the north.
Eze 42:6 For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and
Eze 43:14 From the base of the ground to the lower
edgeledge is 3½ feet, and the width 1¾ feet; and from the smaller ledge to the larger edgeledge, 7 feet, and the width 1¾ feet;
Eze 43:18 Then he said to me: “Son of man, this is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: These are the statutes of the altar: On the day it is built to offer up burnt offerings on it and to sprinkle blood on it,
Eze 43:19 you will give a young bull for a sin offering to the Levitical priests who are descended from Zadok, who approach me to minister to me, declares the
Eze 43:20 You will take some of its blood, and place it on the four horns of the altar, on the four corners of the ledge, and on the border all around; you will
cleansepurify it and make atonement for it.
Eze 43:27 When the prescribed period is over, on the eighth day and thereafter the priests will offer up on the altar your burnt offerings and your peace offerings; I will accept you, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord.”The Closed Gate
Eze 44:6 Say to the rebellious, to the house of Israel, ‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Enough of all your abominable practices, O house of Israel!
Eze 44:9 This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: No foreigner, who is uncircumcised in heart and flesh among all the foreigners who are among the people of Israel, will enter into my sanctuary.
Eze 44:12 Because they used to minister to them before their idols, and became a sinful obstacle to the house of Israel, consequently I have made a vow concerning them, declares the
sovereignSovereign Lord, that they will be responsible for their sin.
Eze 44:15 “‘But the Levitical priests, the descendants of Zadok who kept the charge of my sanctuary when the people of Israel went astray from me, will approach me to minister to me; they will stand before me to offer me the fat and the blood, declares the
Eze 44:27 On the day he enters the sanctuary, into the inner court to serve in the sanctuary, he must offer his sin offering, declares the
Eze 45:9 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: Enough, you princes of Israel! Put away violence and destruction, and do what is just and right. Put an end to your evictions of my people, declares the sovereignSovereign Lord.
Eze 45:14 and as the prescribed portion of olive oil, one tenth of a bath from each
korcor (which is ten baths or a homer, for ten baths make a homer);
Eze 45:15 and one sheep from each flock of two hundred, from the watered places of Israel, for a grain offering, burnt offering, and peace offering, to make atonement for them, declares the
Eze 45:18 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: In the first month, on the first day of the month, you must take an unblemished young bull and purify the sanctuary.
Eze 46:1 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: The gate of the inner court that faces east will be closed six working days, but on the Sabbath day it will be opened and on the day of the new moon it will be opened.
Eze 46:16 “‘This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: If the prince should give a gift to one of his sons as his inheritance, it will belong to his sons, it is their property by inheritance.
Eze 47:8 He said to me, “These waters go out toward the eastern region and flow down into the
Arabahrift valley; when they enter the Dead Sea, where the sea is stagnant, the waters become fresh.
Eze 47:10 Fishermen will stand beside it; from
EngediEn Gedi to En -eglaim Eglaim they will spread nets. They will catch many kinds of fish, like the fish of the Great Sea.
Eze 47:13 This is what the
sovereignSovereign Lord says: “Here are the borders you will observe as you allot the land to the twelve tribes of Israel. (Joseph will have two portions.)
Eze 47:20 On the west side the Great Sea will be the boundary to a point opposite Lebo
-hamath Hamath. This is the west side.
Eze 47:22 You must allot it as an inheritance among yourselves and for the resident foreigners who
residelive among you, who have fathered sons among you. You must treat them as native-born among the people of Israel; they will be allotted an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.
Eze 47:23 In whatever tribe the resident foreigner
resideslives, there you will give him his inheritance,” declares the sovereignSovereign Lord. The Tribal Portions
Da 2:4 The wise men replied to the king:
What follows is in Aramaic “O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will disclose its interpretation.”
Da 3:1 King Nebuchadnezzar had a golden statue made. It was
ninety90 feet tall and nine feet wide. He erected it on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.
Da 5:12 Thus there was found in this man Daniel, whom the king renamed Belteshazzar, an extraordinary spirit, knowledge, and skill to interpret dreams,
solveexplain riddles, and decipher knottysolve difficult problems. Now summon Daniel, and he will disclose the interpretation.”
Da 5:16 However, I have heard that you are able to provide interpretations and to
decipher knottysolve difficult problems. Now if you are able to read this writing and make known to me its interpretation, you will wear purple and have a golden collar around your neck and be third ruler in the kingdom.” Daniel Interprets the Handwriting on the Wall
Da 6:8 Now let the king issue a written interdict so that it cannot be altered, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed
Da 7:10 A river of fire was streaming forthand proceeding from his presence.Many thousands were ministering to him;
Manymany tens of thousands stood ready to serve him. The court convened and the books were opened.
Da 9:2 in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, came to understand from the sacred books that
, according to the word of the Lord disclosed to the prophet Jeremiah, thenumber of years for the fulfilling of the desolation of Jerusalem were seventy in number, which had come as the Lord’s message to the prophet Jeremiah, would be 70 years.
Da 10:5 I looked up and saw a man clothed in linen; around his waist was a belt made of gold from
Ho 1:1 This is the
word of the Lord which was revealedLord’s message that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the time whenof Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah ruled, kings of Judah, and during the time whenof Jeroboam son of Joash, ruledking of Israel. Symbols of Sin and Judgment: The Prostitute and Her Children
Ho 3:3 Then I told her, “You must live with me many days; you must not commit adultery or
have sexual intercourse withbecome joined to another man, and I also will wait for you.”
HearListen to the word of the LordLord’s message, you Israelites! For the Lord has a covenant lawsuit against the people of Israel. For there is neither faithfulness nor loyalty in the land, nor do they acknowledge God.
Ho 4:15 Although you, O Israel, commit adultery,do not let Judah become guilty!Do not journey to Gilgal! Do not go up to Beth
-Aven! Do not swear, “As surely as the Lord lives!”
Ho 5:4 Their wicked deeds do not allow them to return to their God;
becausefor a spirit of idolatry controls their heart,is in them, and they do not acknowledge the Lord.
Ho 5:8 Blow the ram’s horn in Gibeah! Sound the trumpet in Ramah!Sound the alarm in Beth
-Aven! Tremble in fear, O Benjamin!
Ho 6:3 So let us
acknowledgesearch for him! Let us seek to acknowledgeknow the Lord!He will come to our rescue as certainly as the appearance of the dawn,as certainly as the winter rain comes,as certainly as the spring rain that waters the land.” Transitory Faithfulness and Imminent Judgment
Ho 6:4 What am I going to do with you, O Ephraim?What am I going to do with you, O Judah?For your faithfulness is as fleeting as the morning mist
,; it disappears as quickly as dawn’s dew!
Ho 6:5 Therefore, I will certainly cut you into pieces at the hands of the prophets
,; I will certainly kill you in fulfillment of my oracles of judgment; for my judgment will come forth like the light of the dawn.
Ho 6:10 I have seen a disgusting thing in the
templehouse of Israel:there Ephraim practices templecommits prostitution with other gods, and JudahIsrael defiles itself.
Ho 8:8 Israel will be swallowed up among the nations;they will be like a worthless piece of pottery.
The Willful Donkey and the Wanton HarlotIsrael’s Hired Lovers
Ho 9:1 O Israel, do not rejoice jubilantly like the nations,for you are unfaithful to your God.You love to receive a
prostitute'sprostitute’s wages on all the floors where you thresh your grain.
Ho 9:6 Look! Even if they flee from the destruction,Egypt will take hold of them,and Memphis will bury them.The weeds will inherit the silver they treasure
, – thorn bushes will occupy their homes.
Ho 9:7 The time of judgment is about to arrive! The time of retribution is imminent!
Let Israel knowwill be humbled! Israel Rejects Hosea’s Prophetic ExhortationsThe prophet is considered a fool , – the inspired man is viewed as a madman , – because of the multitude of your sinsand your intense animosity.
Ho 9:10 When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the wilderness.I viewed your ancestors like an early fig on a fig tree in its first season.Then they came to Baal-Peor and they dedicated themselves to shame
, –they became as detestable as what they loved. The Fertility Worshipers Will Become Infertile
Ho 9:11 Ephraim will be like a bird;what they value will fly away.They will not bear children
, –they will not enjoy pregnancy , –they will not even conceive!
JustEphraim, as lion cubs are born predators,I have seen, has given their children for prey; so Ephraim will bear his sons for slaughter.
Ho 9:16 Ephraim will be struck down
, – their root will be dried up;they will not yield any fruit.Even if they do bear children,I will kill their precious offspring.
Ho 10:2 Their
heart ishearts are slipping;soon they will be punished for their guilt.The Lord will break their altars;he will completely destroy their fertility pillars. The Lord Will Punish Israel by Removing itsIts Kings
Ho 10:5 The inhabitants of Samaria will lament over the calf idol of Beth
-Aven. Its people will mourn over it;its idolatrous priests will wail over it, because its splendor will be taken from them into exile.
Ho 10:13 But you have plowed wickedness
,;you have reaped injustice ,;you have eaten the fruit of deception.Because you have depended on your chariots ,; you have relied on your many warriors. Bethel Will Be Destroyed Like Beth Arbel
Ho 12:10 I spoke to the prophets;I myself revealed many visions
,; I spoke in parables through the prophets.”
Joe 1:1 This is the Lord’s message that
was givencame to Joel the son of Pethuel: A Locust Plague Foreshadows the Day of the Lord
Joe 1:6 For a nation has invaded
ourmy land ., There are so many of them they are too numerous to count.mighty and without number.Their teeth are like thoselion’s teeth;they have the fangs of a lion;they tear apart their prey like a lioness.
Joe 1:7 They have destroyed
ourmy vines; they have turned ourmy fig trees into mere splinters.They have completely stripped off the bark and thrown themit aside;the twigs are stripped bare. A Call to Lament
Joe 1:12 The vine has dried up;the fig tree languishes
, – the pomegranate, date, and apple as well. In fact, all the trees of the field have dried up.Indeed, the joy of the people has dried up!
Joe 1:19 To you, O Lord, I call out for help, for fire has burned up the
grassy pastures , of the wilderness,flames have razed all the trees in the fields.
Joe 1:20 Even the wild animals cry out to you; for the river beds have dried up;fire has destroyed the
grassy pastures . of the wilderness. The Locusts’ Devastation
Joe 2:2 It will be a day of dreadful darkness, a day of foreboding storm
-clouds, like blackness spread over the mountains.It is a huge and powerful army – there has never been anything like it ever before,and there will not be anything like it for many generations to come!
Joe 2:13 Tear your hearts, not just your garments!”
2:13 Return to the Lord your God,for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to anger and boundless in loyal love – often relenting from calamitous punishment. often relenting from calamitous punishment.
Am 1:4 So I will set Hazael’s house on fire;fire will consume Ben
-hadad’s Hadad’s fortresses.
Am 1:8 I will remove the ruler from Ashdod, the one who holds the royal scepter from Ashkelon. I will strike Ekron with my hand; the rest of the Philistines will also die.” The
sovereignSovereign Lord has spoken!
Brave-heartedBravehearted warriors will run away naked in that day.”The Lord is speaking! Every Effect has its Cause
Am 3:7 Certainly the
sovereignSovereign Lord does nothing without first revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
Am 3:8 A lion has roared! Who is not afraid?The
sovereignSovereign Lord has spoken! Who can refuse to prophesy? Samaria Will Fall
Am 3:11 Therefore,” says the
sovereignSovereign Lord, “an enemy will encircle the land. He will take away your power; your fortresses will be looted.”
Am 3:13 Listen and warn the family of Jacob! The
sovereignSovereign Lord, the God who commands armies, is speaking!
Am 4:2 The
sovereignSovereign Lord confirms this oath by his own holy character: “Certainly the time is approaching when you will be carried away in baskets, every last one of you in fishermen’s pots.
Am 4:5 Burn a thank offering of bread made with yeast! Make a public display of your voluntary offerings! For you love to do this, you Israelites.”The
sovereignSovereign Lord is speaking!
Am 4:6 “But surely I gave you no food to eat in
any ofall your cities;you lacked food everywhere you live. Still you did not come back to me.”The Lord is speaking!
Am 4:13 For here he is! He formed the mountains and created the wind. He reveals his plans to men. He turns the dawn into darkness and marches on the heights of the earth. The Lord
, the God who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, is his name!” Death is Imminent
Am 5:3 The
sovereignSovereign Lord says this:“The city that marches out with a thousand soldiers will have only a hundred left;the town that marches out with a hundred soldiers will have only ten left for the family of Israel.”
Am 5:14 Seek good and not evil so you can live!Then the Lord
, the God who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, just might be with you, as you claim he is.
Am 5:15 Hate what is wrong, love what is right!Promote justice at the city gate! Maybe the Lord
, the God who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, will have mercy on those who are left from Joseph.
Am 5:16 Because of Israel’s sins this is what the Lord, the
God who commands armies, the sovereign OneLord God of Heaven’s Armies, says:“In all the squares there will be wailing,in all the streets they will mourn the dead. They will tell the field workers to lamentand the professional mourners to wail.
Am 5:27 and I will drive you into exile beyond Damascus,” says the Lord.He is called the God
who commands armies!of Heaven’s Armies! The Party is over for the Rich
Am 6:8 The
sovereignSovereign Lord confirms this oath by his very own life. The Lord , the God who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, is speaking:“I despise Jacob’s arrogance;I hate their fortresses.I will hand over to their enemies the city of Samaria and everything in it.”
Am 6:10 When their close relatives, the ones who will burn the corpses, pick up their bodies to remove the bones from the house, they will say to anyone who is in the inner rooms of the house, “Is anyone else with you?” He will respond, “
Be quiet!No one.” Then he will say, “Hush! Don’t invoke the Lord’s name!”
Am 6:14 “Look! I am about to bring a nation against you, family of Israel.”The Lord, the God who commands armies, is speaking.“They will oppress you all the way from Lebo
-Hamath to the Streamstream of the Arabahrift valley.” Symbolic Visions of Judgment
Am 7:1 The
sovereignSovereign Lord showed me this: I saw him making locusts just as the crops planted late were beginning to sprout. (The crops planted late sprout after the royal harvest. )
Am 7:4 The
sovereignSovereign Lord showed me this: I saw the sovereignSovereign Lord summoning a shower of fire. It consumed the great deep and devoured the fields.
Am 7:6 The Lord decided not to do this. The
sovereignSovereign Lord said, “This will not happen either.”
Am 7:7 He showed me this: I saw the
sovereign OneLord standing by a tin wall holding tin in his hand.
Am 7:8 The Lord said to me, “What do you see, Amos?” I said, “Tin.” The
sovereign OneLord then said,“Look, I am about to place tin among my people Israel. I will no longer overlook their sin.
Am 8:1 The
sovereignSovereign Lord showed me this: I saw a basket of summer fruit.
Am 8:3 The women singing in the temple will wail in that day.” The
sovereignSovereign Lord is speaking. “There will be many corpses littered everywhere! Be quiet!”
Am 8:9 In that day,” says the
sovereignSovereign Lord, “I will make the sun set at noon,and make the earth dark in the middle of the day.
Am 8:11 Be certain of this, the time is coming,” says the
sovereignSovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine through the land – not a shortage of food or waterbut an end to divine revelation!
Am 8:12 People will stagger from sea to sea, and from the north around to the east. They will wander about looking for a
revelationmessage from the Lord, but they will not find any.
Am 9:1 I saw the
sovereign OneLord standing by the altar and he said, “Strike the tops of the support pillars, so the thresholds shake!Knock them down on the heads of
Jon 1:1 The
Lord saidLord’s message came to Jonah son of Amittai,
Jon 1:11 Because the storm was growing worse and worse, they said to him, “What should we do to you
to makeso that the sea will calm down for us?”
Jon 1:12 He said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea
to makeso that the sea quietwill calm down for you, because I know it’s my fault you are in this severe storm.”
Jon 2:2 and said, “I called out to the
LORDLord from my distress, and he answered me; from the belly of Sheol I cried out for help, and you heard my prayer.
Jon 2:7 When my life was ebbing away, I called out to the Lord
,. andAnd my prayer came to you, to your holy temple.
Jon 3:1 The
Lord saidLord’s message came to Jonah a second time,
Jon 3:3 So Jonah went immediately to Nineveh,
asin keeping with the Lord had saidLord’s message. (Now Nineveh was an enormous city – it required three days to walk through it!)
Mic 1:1 This is the
propheticLord’s message that the Lord gavecame to Micah of Moresheth . He delivered this message during the reignstime of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah . The prophecies pertain to, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. The Judge is Coming
Mic 1:2 Listen, all you nations! Pay attention, all inhabitants of earth! The
sovereignSovereign Lord will testifyact as a witness against you;the Lord will accuse you from his majestic palace.
Mic 1:4 The mountains will
disintegratecrumble beneath him ,;and the valleys will be split in two.apart, The mountains will melt like wax inbefore a fire, the rocks will slide down like water cascadingdumped down a steep slope.
Mic 1:5 All this is because of Jacob’s rebellionand the sins of the nation of Israel.
How has Jacob rebelled, you ask?Samaria epitomizes theirAnd just what is Jacob’s rebellion !? Where areIsn’t it Samaria’s doings? And what is Judah’s pagan worship centers, you ask?sin? They are right in Jerusalem!Isn’t it Jerusalem’s doings?
Mic 1:6 “I will turn Samaria into a heap of ruins in an open field
– ,into a place for planting vineyards will be planted there!!I will tumbledump the rubble of her stone walls down into the valley,and tear downlay bare her fortifications to their foundations.
Mic 1:9 For Samaria’s disease is incurable.It has infected Judah;it has spread to the leadership of my peopleand
has even contaminatedto Jerusalem!
Mic 1:10 Don’t spread the news in Gath! Don’t shed even a single tear! In Beth Leaphrah
sitroll about in mourning in the dust!
Mic 1:11 Residents of Shaphir, pass by in nakedness and humiliation!The residents of Zaanan
can’t leave their city.have not escaped. Beth Ezel mourns, “He takes from you what he desires.”
Mic 1:16 Shave your heads bald as you mourn for the children you love; shave your foreheads as bald as an eagle, for they are taken from you into exile. Land Robbers Will Lose
theirTheir Land 2:1 Those who devise sinful plans are as good as dead,
Mic 2:1 Beware wicked schemers, those who
dream about doing evildevise calamity as they lie in bed. As soon as morning dawns they carry out their plans, because they have the power to do so.
Mic 3:4 Someday these
sinnerssinful leaders will cry to the Lord for help,but he will not answer them.He will hide his face from them at that time,because they have done such wicked deeds.”
Mic 3:5 This is what the Lord
says: “Thehas said about the prophets who mislead my people, are as good as dead.“If someone gives them enough to eat,they offer an oracle of peace. But if someone does not give them food,they are ready to declare war on him.
Mic 4:2 Many nations will come, saying,“Come on! Let’s go up to the Lord’s mountain,to the temple of Jacob’s God,so he can teach us his
commandswaysand we can live by his laws.” For Zion will be the source of instruction ; the Lord’s teachings will proceed from Zion,the Lord’s message from Jerusalem.
Mic 4:4 Each will sit under his own grapevineor under his own fig tree without any fear. The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies has decreed it.
Mic 5:15 With furious anger I will
angrily seekcarry out vengeanceon the nations that do not obey me.”The Lord Demands Justice, not Ritual
Mic 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good,and what the Lord really wants from you: He wants you to
promotecarry out justice, to be faithfullove faithfulness, and to live obediently before your God.
TheThis is an oracle against about Nineveh;the book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite: God Takes Vengeance against His Enemies
Na 2:1 (2:2)
The watchmen of Nineveh shout:“An enemy who will scatter you, Nineveh, is marching outhas advanced to attackagainst you!” “Guard the rampart! Watch the road!Prepare yourselves for battle! Muster your mighty strength!”
Na 2:2 For the Lord
willis about to restore the majesty of Jacob,as well as the majesty of Israel,though their enemies have plundered them and have destroyed their fields. Prophetic Vision of the Fall of Nineveh
Na 2:3 The shields of his warriors are dyed red; the mighty soldiers are dressed in scarlet garments. The chariots are in flashing metal fittings
of the chariots shine like fire on the day of battle; the soldiers brandish their spears.
Na 2:10 Destruction, devastation, and desolation!
Their heartsHearts faint ,their; knees tremble ,; eachevery stomach churns, each face turnsall their faces have turned pale! Taunt against the Once-Mighty Lion
Na 2:12 The lion tore apart as much prey as his cubs neededand strangled prey
to provide food for his lionesses;he filled his lairs with preyand his dens with torn flesh.Battle Cry of the Divine Warrior
Na 2:13 “I am against you!” declares the Lord
who commands armies:of Heaven’s Armies: “I will burn your chariots with fire; the sword will devour your young lions; you will no longer prey upon the land; the voices of your messengers will no longer be heard.” Reason for Judgment: Sins of Nineveh
Na 3:5 I am against you,” declares the Lord
who commands armies.of Heaven’s Armies. “I will strip off your clothes! I will show your nakedness to the nationsand your shame to the kingdoms;
The followingThis is the message which God revealed to Habakkuk oracle that the prophet : Habakkuk saw:
Hab 1:2 How long, Lord, must I cry for help? But you do not listen!I call out to you, “Violence!” But you do not
Hab 1:8 Their horses are faster than leopardsand more alert than wolves in the desert. Their horses gallop, their horses come a great distance;like
a vulturevultures they swoop down quickly to devour their prey.
Hab 2:5 Indeed, wine will betray the proud, restless man! His appetite is as big as Sheol’s; like death, he is never satisfied.He gathers all the nations;he seizes all peoples. The Proud Babylonians
areAre as Good as Dead
Hab 2:6 “But all these nations will someday taunt him and ridicule him with proverbial sayings: ‘
TheWoe to the one who accumulates what does not belong to him is as good as dead (How long will this go on?) – he who gets rich by extortion!’
TheWoe to the one who builds a city by bloodshed is as good as dead – he who starts a town by unjust deeds.
Hab 2:13 Be sure of this! The Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies has decreed:The nations’ efforts will go up in smoke; their exhausting work will be for nothing.
Hab 2:15 “
YouWoe to you who force your neighbor to drink wine are as good as dead –– you who make others intoxicated by forcing them to drink from the bowl of your furious anger, so you can look at their genitalsnaked bodies.
TheWoe to the one who says to wood, ‘Wake up!’ is as good as dead – he who says to speechless stone, ‘Awake!’Can it give reliable guidance? It is overlaid with gold and silver;it has no life’s breath inside it.
Hab 3:3 God comes from Teman, the
sovereign oneHoly One from Mount Paran. Selah. His splendor covershas covered the skies, his glory fills the earth . is full of his glory.
He is as brightHis brightness will be as lightning; a two-pronged lightning bolt flashesflashing from his hand. This is the outward display of his power.
Hab 3:5 Plague
goeswill go before him;pestilence marcheswill march right behind him.
Hab 3:6 He
takestook his battle position and shakesLord’s message that the Lord gavecame to Zephaniah son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah . Zephaniah delivered this message during the reigntime of King Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah: The Lord’s Day of Judgment is Approaching
Zep 1:7 Be silent before the Sovereign Lord
God, for the Lord’s day of judgment is almost here. The Lord has prepared a sacrificial meal; he has ritually purified his guests.
ThoseBeware, you who live by the sea, the people who came from Crete , are as good as dead.. The Lord has decreed your downfall,Lord’s message is against you, Canaan, land of the Philistines:“I will destroy everyone who lives there!”
Zep 2:9 Therefore, as surely as I live,” says the Lord
who commands armiesof Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel,“be certain that Moab will become like Sodomand the Ammonites like Gomorrah.They will be overrun by weeds, filled with salt pits, and permanently desolate.Those of my people who are left will plunder their belongings; those who are left in Judah will take possession of their land.”
Zep 2:10 This is how they will be repaid for their arrogance, for they taunted and verbally harassed the people of the Lord
who commands armies.of Heaven’s Armies.
The Beware to the filthy, stained city is as good as dead;the city filled with oppressors is finished!
Zep 3:2 She is disobedient; she
refuseshas refused correction. She does not trust the Lord;she doeshas not seeksought the advice of her God.
Zep 3:4 Her prophets are proud; they are deceitful men.Her priests
defilehave defiled what is holy; they breakhave broken God’s laws.
Hag 1:1 On the first day of the sixth month of King Darius’ second year, the
Lord spoke thisLord’s message came through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak: The Indifference of the People
The This is what the Lord who rules over all says thisof Heaven’s Armies has said: “These people have said, ‘The time for rebuilding the Lord’s temple has not yet come.’”
So the Lord spokeThe Lord’s message came through the prophet Haggai as follows:
Hag 1:5 Here then, this is what the Lord
who rules over all saysof Heaven’s Armies has said: ‘Think carefully about what you are doing.
Hag 1:7 “Moreover, this is what the Lord
who rules over all saysof Heaven’s Armies has said: ‘Pay close attention to these things also.
Hag 1:9 ‘You expected a large harvest, but instead there was little
, and. And when you broughtwould bring it home, I would blow it disappeared right away. Why?’ asks the Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies. ‘Because my temple remains in ruins, thanks to each of you favoring his own house!
Hag 1:13 Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, spoke the Lord’s
wordannouncement to the people: “I am with you!” saysdecrees the Lord.
Hag 1:14 So the Lord energized and encouraged Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, and the whole remnant of the people. They came and worked on the temple of their God, the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
Hag 2:1 On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the
Lord spoke againLord’s message came through the prophet Haggai : again:
Hag 2:4 “Even so, take heart, Zerubbabel
,’ says,” decrees the Lord. ‘“Take heart, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest , and. And take heart all you citizens of the land ,’,” saysdecrees the Lord, ‘“and begin to work. For I am with you ,’ says,” decrees the Lord who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
‘“Do not fear, because I made a promise to your ancestors when they left Egypt, and my spiritSpirit even now testifies to you .’.”
Hag 2:6 Moreover, this is what the Lord
who rules over all says: ‘of Heaven’s Armies has said: “In just a little while I will once again shake the sky and the earth, the sea and the dry ground.
Hag 2:7 I will also shake up all the nations, and they will offer their treasures; then I will fill this temple with glory
,’ says.” So the Lord who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies has said.
‘“The silver and gold will be mine ,’ says,” decrees the Lord who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
‘“The future splendor of this temple will be greater than that of former times ,’,” the Lord who rules over all declares, ‘andof Heaven’s Armies has declared. “And in this place I will give peace .’”,” decrees the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” The Promised Blessing
Hag 2:10 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month of Darius’ second year, the
Lord spoke againLord’s message came to the prophet Haggai:
Hag 2:11 “
The Lord who rules over all saysThis is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has said, ‘Ask the priests about the law.
Hag 2:14 Then Haggai responded, “‘The people of this nation are unclean in my sight,’
saysdecrees the Lord. ‘And so is all their effort; everything they offer is also unclean.
Hag 2:20 Then the Lord spoke
again to Haggai a second time on the twenty-fourth day of the month:
“Tell Zerubbabel governor of Judah: ‘I am ready to shake the sky
Zec 1:1 In the eighth month of Darius’ second year, the
word of the LordLord’s message came to the prophet Zechariah, son of Berechiah son of Iddo , as follows::
Zec 1:3 Therefore say to the people: The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, “Turn to me,” says the Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, “and I will turn to you,” says the Lord who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
Zec 1:4 “Do not be like your ancestors, to whom the former prophets called out, saying, ‘
The Lord who rules over all saysThis is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has said, “Turn now from your evil wickedness,”’ but they would by no means obey me,” says the Lord.
Zec 1:6 But have my words and statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, not outlived your fathers? Then they paid attention and confessed, ‘The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies has indeed done what he said he would do to us, because of our sinful ways.’” The Introduction to the Visions
Zec 1:7 On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, the month Shebat, in Darius’ second year, the
word of the LordLord’s message came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo , as follows:: The Content of the First Vision
Zec 1:12 The angel of the Lord then asked, “O Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, how long before you have compassion on Jerusalem and the other cities of Judah which you have been so angry with for these seventy years?”
Zec 1:14 Turning to me, the messenger then said, “Cry out that the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, ‘I am very much moved for Jerusalem and for Zion.
Zec 1:16 “‘Therefore,’
saysthis is what the Lord has said, ‘I have become compassionate toward Jerusalem and will rebuild my temple in it,’ says the Lord who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies. ‘Once more a surveyor’s measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem.’
Zec 1:17 Speak up again with the message of the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies: ‘My cities will once more overflow with prosperity, and once more the Lord will comfort Zion and validate his choice of Jerusalem.’” Vision Two: The Four Horns
Zec 2:8 For the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says to me that for his own glory he has sent me to the nations that plundered you – for anyone who touches you touches the pupil of his eye.
Zec 2:9 “Yes, look here, I am about to punish them
in such a way,” he says, “so that they will be looted by their own slaves.” Then you will know that the Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies has sent me.
Zec 2:11 “Many nations will join themselves to the Lord on the day of salvation, and they will also be my people. Indeed, I will settle in the midst of you all.” Then you will know that the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies has sent me to you.
Zec 3:7 “The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, ‘If you livefollow my ways and work according tokeep my requirements, you will be able to preside over my temple and attend to my courtyards, and I will allow you to come and go among these others who are standing by you.
Zec 3:9 As for the stone I have set before Joshua – on the one stone there are seven eyes. I am about to engrave an inscription on it,’ says the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, ‘to the effect that I will remove the iniquity of this land in a single day.
Zec 3:10 In that day,’ says the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, ‘everyone will invite his friend to fellowship under his vine and under his fig tree.’” Vision Five: The Menorah
Zec 4:2 He asked me, “What do you see?” I replied, “I see a menorah of pure gold with a receptacle at the top
and. There are seven lamps at the top, with fourteenseven pipes going to the lamps.
Zec 4:6 Therefore he told me, “
These signifyThis is the word of the LordLord’s message to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by strength and not by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord who rules over all.”of Heaven’s Armies.” Oracle of Response
Zec 4:8 Moreover, the
word of the LordLord’s message came to me as follows:
Zec 4:9 “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this temple, and his hands will complete it.” Then you will know that the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies has sent me to you.
Zec 5:4 “I will send it out,” says the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, “and it will enter the house of the thief and of the person who swears falsely in my name. It will land in the middle of his house and destroy both timber and stones.” Vision Seven: The Ephah
Zec 6:5 The messenger replied, “These are the four spirits of heaven
that have beengoing out after presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth.
Zec 6:9 The
word of the LordLord’s message came to me as follows:
Zec 6:11 Then take some silver and gold to make a crown and set it on the head of Joshua the high priest, the son of Jehozadak
, the high priest..
Zec 6:12 Then say to him, ‘The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, “Look – here is the man whose name is Branch, who will sprout up from his place and build the temple of the Lord.
Zec 6:15 Then those who are far away will come and build the temple of the Lord so that you may know that the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies has sent me to you. This will all come to pass if you completely obey the voice of the Lord your God.”’” The Hypocrisy of False Fasting
Zec 7:1 In King Darius’ fourth year, on the fourth day of Kislev, the ninth month, the
word of the LordLord’s message came to Zechariah.
Zec 7:3 by asking both the priests of the temple of the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies and the prophets, “Should we weep in the fifth month, fasting as we have done over the years?”
Zec 7:4 The
wordmessage of the Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies then came to me,
Zec 7:7 Should you not have obeyed the words that the Lord cried out through the former prophets when Jerusalem was peacefully inhabited and her surrounding cities, the Negev, and the
Shephelahfoothills were also populated?
Zec 7:8 Again the
word of the LordLord’s message came to Zechariah:
Zec 7:9 “The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies said, ‘Exercise true judgment and show brotherhood and compassion to each other.
Zec 7:10 You must not oppress the widow, the orphan, the resident foreigner, or the poor, nor should anyone secretly plot evil against his fellow
Zec 7:12 Indeed, they made their
hearthearts as hard as diamond, so that they could not obey the Torah and the other words the Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies had sent by his Spirit through the former prophets. Therefore, the Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies had poured out great wrath.
Zec 7:13 “‘It then came about that just as I cried out, but they would not obey, so they will cry out, but I will not listen,’ the Lord
Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies had said.
Zec 8:1 Then the
wordmessage of the Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies came to me as follows:
Zec 8:2 “The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, ‘I am very much concerned for Zion; indeed, I am so concerned for her that my rage will fall on those who hurt her.’
Zec 8:3 The Lord says, ‘I have returned to Zion and will live within Jerusalem. Now Jerusalem will be called “truthful city,” “mountain of the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies,” “holy mountain.”’
Zec 8:4 Moreover, the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, ‘Old men and women will once more live in the plazas of Jerusalem, each one leaning on a cane because of advanced age.
Zec 8:6 And,’ says the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, ‘though such a thing may seem to be difficult in the opinion of the small community of those days, will it also appear difficult to me?’ asks the Lord who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
Zec 8:7 “The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies asserts, ‘I am about to save my people from the lands of the east and the west.
Zec 8:9 “The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies also says, ‘Gather strength, you who are listening to these words today from the mouths of the prophets who were there at the founding of the house of the Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, so that the temple might be built.
Zec 8:11 But I will be different now to this remnant of my people from the way I was in those days,’ says the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies,
Zec 8:14 “For the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, ‘As I had planned to hurt you when your fathers made me angry,’ says the Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, ‘and I was not sorry,
Zec 8:17 Do not plan evil in your hearts against one another. Do not favor a false oath – these are all things that I hate,’ says the Lord
Zec 8:18 The
wordmessage of the Lord who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies came to me as follows:
Zec 8:19 “The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, ‘The fast of the fourth, fifth, seventh, and tenth months will become joyful and happy, pleasant feasts for the house of Judah, so love truth and peace.’
Zec 8:20 The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, ‘It will someday come to pass that people – residents of many cities – will come.
Zec 8:21 The inhabitants of one will go to another and say, “Let’s go up at once to ask the favor of the Lord, to seek the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies. Indeed, I’ll go with you.”’
Zec 8:22 Many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies and to ask his favor.
Zec 8:23 The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies says, ‘In those days ten people from all languages and nations will grasp hold of – indeed, grab – the robe of one Jew and say, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”’” The Coming of the True King
AnThis is an oracle of, the word of the LordLord’s message concerning the land of Hadrach, with its focus on Damascus: The eyes of all humanity, especially of the tribes of Israel, are toward the Lord,
Zec 9:13 I will bend Judah as my bow; I will load the bow with Ephraim, my arrow! I will stir up your sons, Zion, against
yoursyour sons, Greece, and I will make you, Zion, like a warrior’s sword.
Zec 9:14 Then the Lord will appear above them, and his arrow will shoot forth like lightning; the Sovereign Lord
God will blow the trumpet and will sally forth onproceed in the southern storm winds.
Zec 9:15 The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies will guard them, and they will prevail and overcome with sling stones. Then they will drink, and will become noisy like drunkards, full like the sacrificial basin or like the corners of the altar.
Zec 10:3 I am enraged at the shepherds and will punish the lead-goats.For the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies has brought blessing to his flock, the house of Judah, and will transform them into his majestic warhorse.
Zec 10:9 Though I scatter them among the nations, they will remember in far-off places – they and their children will
sprout forthsurvive and return.
Zec 10:10 I will bring them back from Egypt and gather them from Assyria. I will bring them to the lands of Gilead and Lebanon,
forand there will not be enough room for them in their own land.
Zec 11:7 So I began to shepherd the flock destined for slaughter, the most afflicted of all the flock. Then I took two staffs, calling one “Pleasantness” and the other “
BindersUnion,” and I tended the flock.
Zec 11:11 So it was annulled that very day, and then the most afflicted of the flock who kept faith with me knew that
thatit was the word of the LordLord’s message.
Zec 11:14 Then I cut the second staff “
BindersUnion” in two in order to annul the covenant of brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
The revelation ofThis is an oracle, the word of the LordLord’s message concerning Israel: The Lord – he who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundations of the earth, who forms the human spirit within a person – says,
InOn that day,” says the Lord, “I will strike every horse with confusion and its rider with madness. I will pay close attention to the house of Judah, but will strike all the horses of the nations with blindness.
Zec 12:5 Then the leaders of Judah will say to themselves, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are a means of strength to us through their God, the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies.’
Zec 12:12 The land will mourn, each clan by
clanitself – the clan of the royal household of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the clan of the family of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves;
Zec 13:2 And also on that day,” says the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, “I will remove the names of the idols from the land and they will never again be remembered. Moreover, I will remove the prophets and the unclean spirit from the land.
Zec 13:7 “Awake, sword, against my shepherd,against the man who is my associate,”says the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies.Strike the shepherd that the flock may be scattered; I will turn my hand against the insignificant ones.
Zec 14:10 All the land will change and become like the
Arabahrift valley from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem; and Jerusalem will be raised up and will stay in its own place from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate and on to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses.
What followsThis is divine revelation. The word ofan oracle, the Lord cameLord’s message to Israel through Malachi:
Mal 1:4 Edom says, “Though we are devastated, we will once again build the ruined places.” So the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies responds, “They indeed may build, but I will overthrow. They will be known as the land of evil, the people with whom the Lord is permanently displeased.
Mal 1:6 “A son naturally honors his father and a slave respects his master. If I am your father, where is my honor? If I am your master, where is my respect? The Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies asks you this, you priests who make light of my name! But you reply, ‘How have we made light of your name?’
Mal 1:8 For when you offer blind animals as a sacrifice, is that not wrong? And when you offer the lame and sick, is that not wrong as well? Indeed, try offering them to your governor! Will he be pleased with you or show you favor?” asks the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies.
Mal 1:9 But now plead for God’s favor that he might be gracious to us. “With this kind of offering in your hands, how can he be pleased with you?” asks the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
Mal 1:10 “I wish that one of you would close the temple doors, so that you no longer would light useless fires on my altar. I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, “and I will no longer accept an offering from you.
Mal 1:11 For from the east to the west my name will be great among the nations. Incense and pure offerings will be offered in my name everywhere, for my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
Mal 1:13 You also say, ‘How tiresome it is.’ You turn up your nose at it,” says the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, “and instead bring what is stolen, lame, or sick. You bring these things for an offering! Should I accept this from you?” asks the Lord.
Mal 1:14 “There will be harsh condemnation for the hypocrite who has a valuable male animal in his flock but vows and sacrifices something inferior to the Lord. For I am a great king,” says the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, “and my name is awesome among the nations.” The Sacrilege of the Priestly Message
Mal 2:2 If you do not listen and take seriously the need to honor my name,” says the Lord
who rules over allof Heaven’s Armies, “I will send judgment on you and turn your blessings into curses – indeed, I have already done so because you are not taking it to heart.
Mal 2:4 Then you will know that I sent this commandment to you so that my covenant may continue to be with Levi,” says the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
Mal 2:7 For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge of sacred things, and people should seek instruction from him because he is the messenger of the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
Mal 2:8 You, however, have turned from the way. You have caused many to violate the law; you have corrupted the covenant with Levi,” says the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
Mal 2:12 May the Lord cut off from the community of Jacob every last person who does this, as well as the person who presents improper offerings to the Lord
who rules over all!of Heaven’s Armies!
Mal 2:16 “I hate divorce,” says the Lord God of Israel, “and the one who is guilty of violence,” says the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies. “Pay attention to your conscience, and do not be unfaithful.” Resistance to the Lord through Self-deceit
Mal 3:1 “I am about to send my messenger, who will clear the way before me. Indeed, the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant, whom you long for, is certainly coming,” says the Lord
who rules over all.of Heaven’s Armies.
Mt 1:23 “Look! The virgin will conceive and
beargive birth to a son, and they will callname him Emmanuel,” which means “God with us.”
Mt 3:3 For he is the one about whom
Isaiah the prophet Isaiah had spoken: “The voice of one shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make his paths straight.’”
Mt 3:11 “I baptize you with water, for repentance, but the one coming after me is more powerful than I am – I am not worthy to carry his sandals
.! He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Mt 3:12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clean out his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn up with inextinguishable fire
.”!” The Baptism of Jesus
Mt 4:14 so that what was spoken by
Isaiah the prophet Isaiah would be fulfilled:
Mt 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach this message: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near
.”!” The Call of the Disciples
Mt 4:19 He said to them, “Follow me, and I will turn you into fishers of people
Mt 4:21 Going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and
John his brother John, in a boat with Zebedee their father Zebedee, mending their nets. Then he called them.
Mt 4:23 Jesus went throughout all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing
all kindsevery kind of disease and sickness among the people.
Mt 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its flavor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled on by people
Mt 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven
.! Anger and Murder
Mt 5:40 And if someone wants to sue you and
to take your tunic, givelet him have your coat also.
Mt 6:2 Thus whenever you do charitable giving, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in synagogues and on streets so that people will praise them. I tell you the truth, they have their reward
Mt 6:5 “Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward
Mt 6:16 “When you fast, do not look sullen like the hypocrites, for they make their faces unattractive so that people will see them fasting. I tell you the truth, they have their reward
Mt 6:17 When you fast,
put oil onanoint your head and wash your face,
Mt 6:19 “Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and
rustdevouring insect destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
Mt 6:20 But accumulate for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and
rustdevouring insect do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.
But How narrow is the gate is narrow and the way is difficult the way that leads to life, and there are few who find it .! A Tree and Its Fruit
Mt 7:22 On that day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, and
in your name cast out demons in your name, and do many powerful deeds in your name?’
Mt 7:25 The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, but it did not collapse because
itits foundation had been foundedlaid on rock.
Mt 7:27 The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, and it collapsed
; – it was utterly destroyed!”
Mt 8:2 And a leper approached
, and bowed low before him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
Mt 8:4 Then Jesus said to him, “See that you do not speak to anyone, but go, show yourself to
athe priest, and bring the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” Healing the Centurion’s Servant
Mt 8:8 But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof
.! Instead, just say the word and my servant will be healed.
Mt 8:9 For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘
Go’Go!’ and he goes, and to another ‘ Come’Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave ‘Do this’this!’ and he does it.”
Mt 8:17 In this way what was spoken by
Isaiah the prophet Isaiah was fulfilled: “He took our weaknesses and carried our diseases.” Challenging Professed Followers
Mt 9:4 When Jesus
sawperceived their reactionthoughts he said, “Why do you respond with evil in your hearts?
AndSo he stood up and went home.
Mt 9:9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax booth. “Follow me,” he said to him.
AndSo he got up and followed him.
Mt 9:18 As he was saying these things, a
rulerleader came, bowed low before him, and said, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her and she will live.”
Mt 9:23 When Jesus entered the
ruler’sleader’s house and saw the flute players and the disorderly crowd,
Mt 9:24 he said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but asleep
.”!” And they began making fun of him.
Mt 9:25 But when the crowd had been
putforced outside, he went in and gently took her by the hand, and the girl got up.
Mt 9:27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men
followedbegan to follow him, shouting, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
Mt 9:30 And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly warned them, “See that no one knows about this
Mt 9:32 As they were going away, a man who
could not talk and was demon-possessed and unable to speak was brought to him.
Mt 9:33 After the demon was cast out, the man who had been mute
spoke.began to speak. The crowds were amazed and said, “Never has anything like this been seen in Israel!”
Mt 9:34 But the Pharisees said, “By the ruler of demons he casts out demons
.”!” Workers for the Harvest
Mt 9:38 Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest
.”-ready fields.” Sending Out the Twelve Apostles
Mt 10:12 As you enter the house,
givegreet those within it greetings.
Mt 10:22 And you will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved
Mt 10:23 Whenever they persecute you in one
placetown, flee to another .! I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Mt 10:25 It is enough for the disciple to become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house ‘Beelzebul,’ how much
moreworse will they defamecall the members of his household! Fear God, Not Man
Mt 10:34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword
Mt 11:5 The blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news proclaimed to them
Blessed– and blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me .”!”
Mt 11:8 What did you go out to see? A man dressed in
fancy clothessoft clothing? Look, those who wear fancy clothessoft clothing are in the homespalaces of kings!
Mt 11:9 What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet
Mt 11:11 “I tell you the truth, among those born of women, no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he is
Mt 12:17 This fulfilled what was spoken by
Isaiah the prophet Isaiah:
Mt 13:25 But while everyone was sleeping, an enemy came and sowed
weedsdarnel among the wheat and went away.
Mt 13:26 When the plants sprouted and
boreproduced grain, then the weedsdarnel also appeared.
Mt 13:27 So the slaves of the
ownerlandowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Then where did the weedsdarnel come from?’
Mt 13:28 He said, ‘An enemy has done this
.!’ So the slaves replied, ‘Do you want us to go and gather themit?’
Mt 13:29 But he said, ‘No, since in gathering the
weedsdarnel you may uproot the wheat along with themit.
Mt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time I will tell the reapers, “First collect the
weedsdarnel and tie themit in bundles to be burned, but then gather the wheat into my barn.”’” The Parable of the Mustard Seed
Mt 13:36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him saying, “Explain to us the parable of the
weedsdarnel in the field.”
Mt 13:56 And aren’t all his sisters here with us?
WhereSo where did he get all this?”
Mt 16:25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life
for my sakebecause of me will find it.
Lk 1:34 Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I have not
had sexual relationsbeen intimate with a man?”
Lk 2:41 Now Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem every year for the
feastFeast of the Passover.
Lk 3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of
Isaiah the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one shouting in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make his paths straight.
Lk 5:10 and so were James and John, Zebedee’s sons, who were Simon’s business partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people
Lk 7:6 So Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof
Lk 7:8 For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘Go
,!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come ,!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this ,!’ and he does it.”
Lk 7:25 What did you go out to see? A man dressed in
fancy clothessoft clothing? Look, those who wear fancy clothessoft clothing and live in luxury are in kings’ courtsthe royal palaces!
Lk 8:41 Then a man named Jairus, who was a
rulerleader of the synagogue, came up. Falling at Jesus’ feet, he pleaded with him to come to his house,
Lk 8:49 While he was still speaking, someone from the synagogue
ruler’sleader’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any longer.”
Lk 8:52 Now they were all wailing and mourning for her, but he said, “Stop your weeping; she is not dead but asleep
Lk 9:24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life
for my sakebecause of me will save it.
Lk 11:15 But some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons, he casts out demons
Lk 14:2 There right in front of him was a man
suffering from dropsywhose body was swollen with fluid.
Lk 16:23 And in
hellHades, as he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far off with Lazarus at his side.
Lk 18:18 Now a certain
rulerleader asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Lk 18:28 And Peter said, “Look, we have left everything we own to follow you
Lk 20:2 and said to him, “Tell us: By what authority are you doing these things? Or who is it
is who gave you this authority?”
Lk 22:42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me. Yet not my will but yours be done.”
Lk 23:13 Then Pilate called together the chief priests, the
rulersleaders, and the people,
But Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” Then they threw dice to divide his clothes.
Lk 23:35 The people also stood there watching, but the
rulersleaders ridiculed him, saying, “He saved others. Let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, his chosen one!”
Jn 1:23 John said, “I am the voice of one shouting in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord,’ as
Isaiah the prophet Isaiah said.”
Jn 2:23 Now while Jesus was in Jerusalem at the
feastFeast of the Passover, many people believed in his name because they saw the miraculous signs he was doing.
Jn 6:4 (Now the Jewish
feastFeast of the Passover was near.)
But someOther boats from Tiberias came to shore near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
Jn 6:71 (Now he said this about Judas son of Simon Iscariot, for Judas, one of the twelve, was going to betray him.) The Feast of
Jn 7:2 Now the Jewish
feastFeast of TabernaclesShelters was near.
Jn 7:26 Yet here he is, speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to him. Do the
rulersruling authorities really know that this man is the Christ?
Jn 7:48 None of the
rulersmembers of the ruling council or the Pharisees have believed in him, have they?
Jn 8:12 Then Jesus spoke out again, “I am the light of the world
.! The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Jn 8:59 Then they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus
hid himselfwas hidden from them and went out from the temple area. Healing a Man Born Blind
Jn 9:37 Jesus told him, “You have seen him; he is the one speaking with you.”
Jn 9:41 Jesus replied, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin, but now because you claim that you can see, your guilt remains
.”. Jesus as the Good Shepherd
Jn 10:7 So Jesus said
to them again, “I tell you the solemn truth, I am the door for the sheep.
Jn 11:55 Now the Jewish
feastFeast of Passover was near, and many people went up to Jerusalem from the rural areas before the Passover to cleanse themselves ritually.
Jn 12:38 so that the word of
Isaiah the prophet Isaiah would be fulfilled. He said, “Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
Jn 13:1 Just before the Passover
feastFeast, Jesus knew that his time had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end.
Jn 14:22 “Lord
,”, ” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “what has happened that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?”
Jn 14:31 but I am doing just what the Father commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Get up, let us go from here
.”. The Vine and the Branches
Jn 18:16 But
Simon Peter was left standing outside by the door. So the other disciple who was acquainted with the high priest came out and spoke to the slave girl who watched the door, and brought Peter inside.
Ac 5:11 Great fear gripped the whole church
, and all who heard about these things. The Apostles Perform Miraculous Signs and Wonders
Ac 8:2 Some devout men buried Stephen
, and made loud lamentation over him.
Ac 8:30 So Philip ran up to it and heard the man reading
Isaiah the prophet Isaiah. He asked him, “Do you understand what you’re reading?”
Ac 16:38 The police officers reported these words to the magistrates. They were frightened when they heard Paul and Silas were Roman citizens
Ac 26:21 For this reason the Jews, after they seized me while I was in the temple courts,
and were trying to kill me.
And will not theThe physically uncircumcised man, who keepsby keeping the law, will judge you who, despite the written codeto be the transgressor of the law, even though you have the letter and circumcision , transgress the law?!
Ro 2:29 but someone is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart by the Spirit and not by the
written codeletter. This person’s praise is not from people but from God.
Ro 3:21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God (
whichalthough it is attested by the law and the prophets) has been disclosed –
Ro 4:2 For if Abraham was declared righteous by
the works of the law, he has something to boast about – but not before God.
Ro 9:29 Just as Isaiah predicted, “If the Lord of
armiesHeaven’s Armies had not left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, and we would have resembled Gomorrah.” Israel’s Rejection Culpable
Ro 10:14 How are they to call on one they have not believed in? And how are they to believe in one they have not heard of? And how are they to hear without someone preaching to them?
Ro 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how
fathomlessunfathomable his ways!
Ro 13:3 (for rulers cause no fear for good conduct but for bad). Do you desire not to fear authority? Do good and you will receive its commendation
forbecause it is God’s servant for your goodwell-being. But be afraid if you do wrong , be in fear, for it because government does not bear the sword in vainfor nothing. It is God’s servant to administer retributionpunishment on the wrongdoerperson who does wrong.
turnhand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.
1Co 7:3 A husband should
givefulfill his marital responsibility to his wife her sexual rights,, and likewise a wife to her husband.
2Co 2:13 I had no relief in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said
good-byegoodbye to them and set out for Macedonia. Apostolic Ministry
2Co 5:20 Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making
Hishis plea through us. We plead with you on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God!”
Ga 2:14 But when I saw that they were not behaving consistently with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of them all, “If you, although you are a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you try to force the Gentiles to live like Jews?” The Justification of Jews and Gentiles
are Justified by Faith
Ga 3:22 But the scripture imprisoned everything
and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ – to those who believe. Sons of God Are Heirs of Promise
Eph 1:1 From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints
in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus.
Eph 1:4 For he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we
mayshould be holy and unblemished in his sightblameless before him in love.
Eph 1:5 He did this by predestining us to adoption as his
sonslegal heirs through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of his will –
Eph 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our
trespasses,offenses, according to the riches of his grace
Eph 1:9 He did this when he revealed to us the
secretmystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ,
Eph 1:11 In Christ we too have been claimed as God’s own possession, since we were predestined according to the
one purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will
Eph 1:17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father
of glory, maywill give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him,
Eph 1:18 – since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened – so that you
maycan know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
Eph 1:22 And God put all things under Christ’s feet, and
he gave him to the church as head over all things.
Eph 2:1 And although you were dead in your
transgressionsoffenses and sins,
Eph 2:2 in which you formerly lived according to this world’s present path, according to the ruler of the
kingdomdomain of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience,
Eph 2:5 even though we were dead in
transgressionsoffenses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! –
Eph 2:10 For we are his
workmanshipcreative work, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we maycan do them. New Life Corporately
Eph 2:22 in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
Paul'sPaul’s Relationship to the Divine Mystery
Eph 3:1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles
Eph 3:3 that by revelation the
divine secretmystery was made known to me, as I wrote before briefly.
Eph 3:4 When reading this, you will be able to understand my insight into
this secretthe mystery of Christ .
Now this secret(which was not disclosed to people in former generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit ,),
Eph 3:9 and to enlighten everyone about God’s secret plan –
a secretthe mystery that has been hidden for ages in God who has created all things.
Eph 3:12 in whom we have boldness and confident access to God
becauseby way of Christ’s faithfulness.
Eph 3:15 from whom every family in heaven and on
the earth is named.
Eph 3:16 I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he
maywill grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person,
Eph 3:17 that Christ
maywill dwell in your hearts through faith, so that, because you have been rooted and grounded in love,
Eph 3:18 you
maywill be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
Eph 3:19 and thus to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you
maywill be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Eph 4:2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
bearingputting up with one another in love,
Eph 4:7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of
theChrist’s gift of Christ.
It wasAnd he himself who gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
Eph 4:16 From him the whole body grows, fitted and held together through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part, the body
growsbuilds itself up in love. Live in Holiness
Eph 4:25 Therefore, having laid aside falsehood, each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor,
forbecause we are members of one another.
Eph 4:28 The one who steals must steal no longer;
ratherinstead he must labor, doing good with his own hands, so that he maywill have something to share with the one who has need.
Eph 4:29 You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it
maywould give grace to those who hear.
Eph 4:31 You must put away
every kind ofall bitterness, anger, wrath, quarreling, and evil, slanderous talk . – indeed all malice.
Eph 5:7 Therefore do not be
partakerssharers with them,
Eph 5:8 for you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.
Walk asLive like children of the light –
Eph 5:13 But all things being exposed by the light are made
Eph 5:14 For everything made
evidentvisible is light, and for t
Php 1:4 I always pray with joy in my every prayer for all of you
Col 1:16 for all things in heaven and on earth were created
byin him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through him and for him.
Col 1:18 He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from
among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.
Col 2:23 Even though they have the appearance of wisdom with their self-imposed worship and
false humility achieved by an unsparing treatment of the body – a wisdom with no true value – they in reality result in fleshly indulgence. Exhortations Toto Seek the Things Above
1Ti 2:8 So I want the men
to pray in every place , to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or dispute. Conduct of Women
2Ti 2:2 And
entrust what you heard me say in the presence of many others as witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be competent to teach others as well.
Heb 1:7 And he says of the angels, “He makes his angels
spiritswinds and his ministers a flame of fire,”
Heb 4:7 So God again ordains a certain day, “Today,” speaking through David after so long a time, as in the words quoted before, “
OOh, that today you would listen as he speaks! Do not harden your hearts.”
Heb 6:2 teaching about
baptisms,ritual washings, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
Heb 10:4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats
cannotto take away sins.
Jam 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their
misfortuneadversity and to keep oneself unstained by the world. Prejudice and the Law of Love
1Pe 2:4 So as you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and
pricelessprecious in God’s sight,
1Pe 2:6 For it says in scripture, “Look, I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and
pricelessprecious cornerstone, and whoever believes in him will never be put to shame.”
1Jn 2:1 (My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. ) But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the
Rev 7:10 They were shouting out in a loud voice,“Salvation belongs to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
to the one seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Rev 11:3 And I will grant my two witnesses authority to prophesy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth
Rev 19:5 Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our Godall you his servants,and all you who fear
Himhim,both the small and the great!” The Wedding Celebration of the Lamb